Read the Prologue – Revive here
Christmas is coming. It is a time of celebration, of goodwill and the sharing of gifts… But not for Tammy Becks. Her mum is sick, her brothers need looking after and in her desperation she turns to a coffee shop, a quiet little back-alley place, far from the bustle of the high street. It is called Revive.
Phil has lost his job of twenty years. With the festive pressure mounting and a family of his own to feed, he must do whatever necessary to make ends meet, even if that means donning a beard, jacket and boots for the foreseeable future…
Except even that proves uncertain, when a last coffee on Christmas Eve sees him at Revive. A subtle horror has been brewing and the untimely death of a regular unleashes it in all its ancient, bitter force. Even the dead can’t resist one last drink before closing…
Author Bio: Thomas James Brown
‘All good fiction is about making people think and, moreso than any other genre, horror can explore those dark, dank thoughts we strive so hard to conceal; the abandoned cellars of the human psyche, and those nameless things within…’
Thomas James Brown is an avid writer of horror fiction. A graduate of the University of Southampton (BA English 2010), he has since returned to the institution for a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. He is thoroughly enjoying his time there and has tailored the course to suit his darker interests. His niche is the exploration of contemporary/socially relevant themes through the manipulation of classic horror tropes/characters.
Thomas’ short stories have appeared in both print magazines and ezines. He won the University of Southampton’s Flash Fiction Competition 2010 for his story ‘Crowman’ and his upcoming horror Revive is due out this December. The book explores issues of commercialism, ‘cappuccino culture’ and the modern meaning of Christmas through a quiet, back-alley coffee shop and its undying patrons…
Thomas is currently working very hard to promote his writing and is most appreciative for all the support and encouragement he has received to date.