Want to shape my future novel?

In the next few months I intend to start drafting what will hopefully become a novel – however I have two ideas which are both actively competing for my attention, both of which I like and think could go the distance. So, I’ve decided to let other people make the decision about which one I commit to … those other people being you guys! :)

Option one has a working title of ‘Careful what you wish for’ and is a about a Muslim, female, tattoo artist who has to fight the bureaucracy of the local cops when a shipment of ink that she ordered from the Middle East turns up with a dead body enclosed. That is the least of her worries, however, when something else that travelled with the shipment breaks free and is out for blood – specifically hers. I ‘think’ that it would be fair to call this a crime thriller the deviates into an urban/supernatural fantasy piece without losing the hard-edged/noir-esque feel to things.

Option two has a working title of ‘Redemption’ and starts of as an Old West, horse riding, gun slinging story that quickly turns into survival horror as our protagonist (let’s call him ‘Joe’ for now) rides into a horde of zombies about to chow down on a young girl tied to a cross in the middle of the country. I can’t go into much detail about this one but it will cover three VERY different time zones … one could call them past, present and future, I suppose … and will have elements of post-apocalyptic horror, Western sensibilities, Biblical connotations, and all out mayhem and action everywhere you look. Did I mention zombies? For the record this story will never be what you are expecting, I promise you that! :)

So, my lovlies – what say you?

Head over to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thejayfaulkner) – or reply here – and case your vote for:

Option 1 – Careful what you wish for

or

Option 2 – Redemption