A pub has secretly reopened as a bondage club – and town hall chiefs are powerless to shut it down.
The Rifle Volunteer in Stockport is at the end of a quiet block of terraced homes just yards from a park. From the outside it still looks like a pub – but inside it is a thriving fetish establishment which boasts on the internet of offering ‘mistress worship’, ‘punishments’ and ‘the finest dominatrix in Manchester’.
Neighbours are demanding the club be closed. But the council say the change to bondage club did NOT need planning permission.
You can now get Sounds of Soldiers for ereaders other than the Kindle. Smashwords have it in Epub and other formats, including rich and plain text for those of you who like to just dump a text file onto your phone and read it. The price is $2.99.
Here’s the extended blurb I recently wrote-
Five years ago the United States began to self destruct. As momentum toward a nuclear civil war grew at home, US covert kill teams- and then the military- rampaged through Europe attacking imaginary enemies. The USA found itself at war with former allies. Great Britain closed its borders and stayed mostly neutral.
Robert Jones didn’t get on the train out of Paris after it was bombed. He chose to stay on the continent and make a name for himself covering the conflict with reports on his blog. He saw the first blows, witnessed nuclear explosions lighting up the Mediterranean and was present for the final acts.
Now the borders have been reopened and Robert Jones is back from the war. He has returned to Manchester to reconnect with friends and family, to investigate the changes the city has gone through and to find out what life was like away from the warzone. He’s striving for a new, peaceful life, but there are still some ghosts and secrets from his time on the continent which are ready to come back and shake it up.
A novella about what happens when a technothriller goes horribly wrong, Sounds of Soldiers is part travelogue from the future, part war story satire, and takes a look at how the civilians usually ignored by the big war fantasies cope and survive.