My Hot Summer Special choice today comes from Will Macmillan Jones, author of Fantasy comedy novels for young adults. Yes, I know I am not a young adult, however, I enjoy both Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams and echoes of that type of humour are evident in Will’s novels.
Will Macmillan Jones lives in Wales, a lovely green verdant land with a rich cultural heritage. He does his best to support this heritage by yelling loud encouragement at the TV when Wales plays international rugby. Having been an accountant for much of his working life, he now writes in a desperate attempt to avoid terminal atrophy of his brain. A fifty something lover of blues, rock and jazz, he has achieved a lifetime ambition by extending his bookcases to fill an entire wall of his home office.
In brief, The Banned Underground series is about a band, (The Banned Underground – obviously), consisting of four dwarfs, a green bog troll, and a bass playing dragon who have problems with and struggle against a ‘baddy’, The Dark Lord. Let’s just say, they are all very amusing!
Bass Instinct (The Banned Underground) – Review
In this book, Dai the Drinking Dragon has been kidnapped by the Dark Lord for nefarious purposes, and by his receptionist for even less reputable reasons. Without their bass player, The Banned Underground are now in deep trouble with their record label. They have to produce the recordings for an album, and someone has stolen the tapes from the last gig. Can they make some more recordings, or will Freya, the renegade dwarf bass player, distract the boys whilst the Dark Lord’s evil schemes come to fruition? The Dark Lord has found some thugs to help him in his latest plan to invade the Dwarf Mansion, but they have other things on their minds – like looting and pillaging the locals, and it’s all going wrong again. Will record-producing Adam set his Ants on The Banned? Or will it all come good in the end? Time is Tight on this one for The Banned Underground.
Bass Instinct (The Banned Underground) is light-hearted enjoyable fun. The dialogue, jokes and puns create laugh-out-loud moments. Ideal for those of us who may not be young in age, but are still juvenile in our minds.
Bass Instinct (The Banned Underground) is published by Safkhet Publishing and available from Amazon UK, Amazon US and Smashwords