M T McGuire – an update on a new novel

M T McGuire was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in July 2014. She’s back now to update us on a new release!


Escape From B-Movie Hell – First contact in films was never like this!

If you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she’d say no, emphatically. Saving the world is for dynamic, go-ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well-equipped being in her galaxy for the job.

Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extraterrestrial. He’s not just any ET either. He’s Gamalian: seven-foot, lobster-shaped and covered in Marmite-scented goo. Just when Andi’s getting used to that he tells her about the Apocalypse and really ruins her day.

The human race will perish unless Eric’s Gamalian superiors step in. Abducted and trapped on an alien ship, Andi must convince the Gamalians her world is worth saving. Or escape from their clutches and save it herself.

The book is available on all major retail outlets you can find them from my website.

M T McGuire

M T McGuire

What is your latest release and what genre is it? I have two books that were released on 12th June and 12th July, respectively. They are: One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 3 and Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Trilogy Part 4.

Quick description: As the titles suggest, they are the last two installments of the inappropriately named, K’Barthan Trilogy, humorous science fiction fantasy with a splash of romance (don’t worry, no squelchy bits). It’s about a hopelessly inept outlaw who just wants a quiet life. But he doesn’t really ‘do’ quiet. He has too much of a knack of getting himself noticed by the wrong people and falling for a girl living in a different version of reality to his doesn’t help. As a result, his efforts to exist humbly and unobtrusively, and to woo his love, merely get him into deeper and deeper trouble, dragging both her, and his friends, along with him. At last, with nowhere left to run, he is forced to stand up for his beliefs, or die trying.

There are bad jokes, silly names, an unspeakable baddie, flying cars, flying car chases, fights and a smattering of romance. There might even be the odd universal truth buried in here somewhere but if there is, it’s only by mistake.

The books in the K’Barthan Trilogy are;
Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 1.
The Wrong Stuff, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 2

One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 3
Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 4
The first book is free everywhere, the second, third and fourth are available, now, from all good booksellers.

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Brief biography:
In the third person . . . weird: M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn’t want to live here full time. That’s why she writes books. She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars. She hasn’t found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance, but she and her team of evil scientists are working on that.

Despite being 45 now, and supposedly, an adult, M T checks all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia. She hasn’t found one so far but she lives in hope.


Links to buy M T’s book:
e-Pub version:
Apple UK
Apple USA

Barnes & Noble – paperback

Kindle version:
Amazon Worldwide

Any version you like:

M T’s promo links:
Twitter profile for easy following
Amazon – this will take you to my author page in your local Amazon.
Tumblr (caveat, I’ve no idea what to do with Tumblr but wordpress offered to add my blog posts and it seemed churlish to refuse)

What are you working on now?
There are two books in the ether at the moment, one is called Space Dustmen and right now it comprises about four lines of dialogue, a name and a picture of an aeroplane. The other is a story about aliens invading earth and a lone university student who is trying to save the world. Andi Turbot is her name and she’s up against the Threeps, 7ft lobster-like creatures with seven eyes on stalks. There is only one sex of Threep but they marry in threes because it takes three of them to pod and incubate an egg. It’s fairly in keeping with my writing style.

M T’s reading recommendation:
This one is very not current and it’s quite obscure but I really loved it as a kid. It’s The Children of the New Forest, by Frederick Marryat which was published in 1847.

This book represents the epitome of everything modern writing advice tells us not to do; it’s all tell but it’s totally compulsive, which just goes to show that if an author gets telling right, it can be done.