Saturday, 24 March 2018

Checking Out is out now!

I'm delighted to announce that my new book is now available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback and audiobook formats!

The novel is called CHECKING OUT and here are the cover and the promotional blurb for it:

What do you do when the doctor says you could die at any moment? Well…after you’ve made a cup of tea, of course.
Nathan James is young, successful and has the world at his feet. Unfortunately, he’s also about to die—which ruins things somewhat. And now he’s staring imminent death in the face, Nathan is having to rethink some of his life choices very hard.
This means embarking on a hectic journey of self-discovery that includes, amongst other things, losing his dignity to an inescapable bean bag, suffering screaming nightmares about a monstrous potato, and getting up close and very personal with a bipolar donkey.
All of which is fine, but then Nathan falls in love with a charming girl called Alison, which is a really stupid thing to do. Because how can you give your heart to someone when it might be about to stop?
From Nick Spalding, the bestselling author of Fat ChanceBricking It and Mad Love, comes a comedy about dying—which is easy—and living, which is most certainly not.


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  1. Hi Nick. I have just finished reading Checking Out, enjoyed it very much, but what prompted me to write was the donkey episode. Without wanting to spoil anything, the same thing really happened to me! I thought I was unique with this particular event and so am intrigued to know if it has happened to you or someone told you about it, it does not seem to be something you could dream up. It was on my 18th birthday, and I ended up in hospital for a week, fortunately for me, I was wearing jeans at the time or things could have been significantly worse! I still bear the scars on my neck some 40 years later, and can still dine out on the gory details. I never imagined that I would be reading a pretty close account in a novel.

  2. Great blurb, Nick. I have just added 'Checking Out' to my TBR.

  3. Nick,
    I would like your books translated into Spanish. The translation of your book "Pim Pam Pum amor" was magnificent and I would like to read more of your books in Spanish. When will new titles be published in Spanish?