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Dark Edge Press Sign Contemporary Romance Novelist Adrian Martin Two-Book Deal


We are pleased to announce that we've signed contemporary romance novelist Adrian Martin a two-book deal. The first of which, Stone Ruins and City Smoke will be released this autumn.


'Head of acquisitions, Michael Norman, says, 'Adrian writes with a flair for combining literary detail with a compelling character-driven plot. Stone Ruins explores the development of a long-distance relationship with the budding tensions between work and family, personal difficulties and the turbulence of the weather to create a gently building climax where disaster strikes along with the realisation that we can't control the behaviours of others.'


Adrian lives in Cornwall with his wife and four children. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English with Creative Writing and a Master’s degree in Professional writing, both received from Falmouth University. Adrian grew up in Cornwall, only spending seven years away while serving in the British army. The inspiration for his writing is drawn from the landscape of the magical county – from the desolate moors to the rugged coastline.


Adrian didn’t discover the real joy of reading until his late teenage years, devouring such authors as Andy McNab and Dean Koontz. Writing came later while on active service overseas, starting with bad poetry before turning his hand to the novel. Originally published in horror, Adrian accidentally discovered his enjoyment of writing romantic fiction while at university, and subsequently enrolled on the Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writer’s Scheme – an affiliation he would recommend to any new writer.

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