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Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and successful 2017.

STORM LOG-0505 is still going strong and had many downloads over the festive period, making it to #2 in the Bestseller Ranks in category. The sequel, Dead by Design, is coming along nicely and should be in your hands by this time next year!

There will be more Deano’s Grill author interviews coming your way very shortly, and I will be interviewed myself on Wednesday 4th January by BBC Radio Devon.

Remember, if you have already read STORM LOG-0505, you can grab the opening chapters to Dead by Design for free here.

You can download STORM LOG-0505 in the US from here
and in the UK from here
Australia here
Canada here
Germany here
Spain here
and France here

Happy New Year and happy reading everyone!


New book store

STORM LOG-0505 is now available to purchase at Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath.


Book Title Reveal

Fans of STORM LOG-0505 will be pleased to hear that the sequel now has a title!

Dead By Design will be the second book of the Detective Deans series and will continue where STORM LOG left off… as some of you would agree, on the rockiest of cliff edges!

For Dead By Design updates, exclusive chapter releases and other author information, please sign up on the Join Deano’s Team page.


Don’t have a Kindle? Don’t worry…

Paranormal Crime Thriller STORM LOG-0505 is coming to more eReader devices in the coming days. So, if your choice of device is Apple, Kobo, or something else, you will be able to download STORM LOG-0505 for the introductory and limited time offer of FREE!

With an average 4.9 out of 5.0 star rating for 62 reviews on Amazon Kindle (UK), you know you’ll be in safe hands!


Keep an eye out for updates and links to obtain your free copy.




FREE eBook Giveaway 4 – 6 October 2016

October 4th. A Bath university student is missing from her family home in the sleepy North Devon fishing village of Hemingsford. Detective Andrew Deans is tasked to locate her, but what he encounters as the enquiry unfolds, exposes him to a psychic dimension he could never have imagined existed, in what soon becomes a murder investigation. Now, he hunts a psychotic killer… now, his own future is in the balance…

STORM-LOG-0505-3D-for-webWith an average of 4.9 out of 5.0 Stars on, this October 4th, STORM LOG-0505 will be free to download on Kindle.

Click the link to download your copy!




Appledore Book Festival 24.09.16

I had a wonderful time at my first public event last Saturday.  I met some fabulous local authors and guests. We chatted for ages about books and writing , ate lots of delicious cake and drank far too much black coffee! I even sold some books!

Here are my table companions: Ruth Downie – Author of Vita Brevis: A crime novel of the Roman Empire, and Tony Dixon –  Author of Bristol Channel Gypsies: An insight into life aboard an RNLI lifeboat based at Clovelly, North Devon.


I was very lucky to have their company for the afternoon and learnt a lot from their writing experiences. Tony and I even discussed organising a mini-book-tour of North Devon in the coming months, so plenty still to look forward to.

Thanks to Walter Henry’s Bookshop for hosting the event and to Susie’s Tea Rooms in Appledore for the lovely surroundings and incredibly tempting treats.


Get closer to the author!

Sign up on the contacts page, leave an email address, and receive exclusive updates about news and events, offers, giveaways, and a chance to receive advanced chapters of any forthcoming books in the Detective Deans series.

Who knows where the road may take you?




Win a signed and personalised Novel

COMPETITION HAS ENDED and the winners have been notified. If you were unlucky this time, keep an eye out for forthcoming offers and competitions.


Win a signed and personalised paperback copy of James D Mortain’s debut novel, STORM LOG-0505.

Rated 4.9 out of 5.0 stars on (51 reviews), STORM LOG-0505 has been receiving rave reviews.

STORM-LOG-0505-3D-for-web“Only the second time I’ve shouted NOOOO at the kindle when a book has come to the end. So looking forward to reading the next installment.”

“A page turner, I found it unputdownable. Really engaging and brilliantly paced. Best read of the year so far.”

“A seat of the pants, adrenaline rush of a book. I was hooked from page 1 and was gutted that the book ended.”

To enter: visit my Facebook profile and like and share this Link .


Your Name In A Novel – Competition




This is an opportunity to have your name/nickname, or the name of a loved one in the next James D Mortain Crime Novel.

If you have already purchased or downloaded STORM LOG-0505, you are almost there!


  1. Purchase or download STORM LOG-0505 at , , or via other outlets up until July 31st 2016.
  2. Write an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads.
  3. Leave your contact details on the ‘Contacts’ page of this website. THAT’S IT!

(If you have already entered a review – simply complete step 3 to be entered).

Competition closes 31st July 2016. The winner will be selected at random and notified personally via email. The author reserves the right to use the winners’ name at his discretion.




KINDLE FREE days coming 18th/19th May 2016

Download your KINDLE copy of STORM LOG-0505 FREE on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016 HERE


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