A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction


Dear Readers
Thank you to everyone who ordered / reviewed / listened to the audiobook for ‘Why You Were Taken’. It’s doing well and has a 4.5 star rating on Audible. Yay!

We’re busy redesigning the cover (again!) to freshen it up for the release of the third book in the series and to make sure it’s signaling the correct genre. Of course, once we have the new cover finalised, you’ll be the first to see it.

(If you haven’t yet read ‘Why You Were Taken’, you can grab it for 99c till the 1st of September.)

It’s a great time to have a set of dystopian thrillers published: Entertainment Weekly reports that dystopian lit is enjoying a surge in popularity. Classics like George Orwell’s ‘1984′ and Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ are doing especially well.


Interested in reading more?

The New Yorker: A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction (June 2017)

BookBub: 12 New Dystopian Books Not to be Missed (February 2017)


I’ll be handing over the manuscript for the third book in this series to my editor next week. It’s called ‘What Have We Done’ and it’s available for pre-order already. Eeek!

Next month I’ll start work on the prequel novella, and hopefully I’ll be able to share that with you before the end of the year. Itll make a great December freebie.



I’ve just published an excerpt from ‘Grey Magic’ as a standalone short story on Amazon. ‘Fenrir (free till the end of the week) is about a viking who is called to fulfill his bloody destiny despite his desire to stay home with his love.
(Warning: Contains V/S/L)




The Given (FREE)
Colby R. Rice
4.4 star rating (85 reviews)
THE GIVEN is a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic survival tale, set in the streets of a dying city that has been crushed by alchemic law. Layered with the elements of gritty crime drama, dark urban fantasy, hard sci-fi, and horror, it’s a wild ride to the end of a young girl’s sanity as she struggles with an impossible choice.

The Last (FREE)
Michael John Grist
4.5 star rating (201 reviews)

The Last man alive vs. 7 billion zombies. Action, gore and ingenuity. How would you survive?

Nineveh’s Child 99c
Gerhard Gehrke
4.5 star rating (6 reviews)

They told me the world above was dead. They lied. It was their world that was dying. Six years later, Nineveh came for me. And nothing would stop them from trying to take me back…


If you do end up ordering the ‘Why You Were Taken’ audiobook, I’d love to know what you think of it! I’ll be thrilled if you email me, or leave a review on Audible.



That’s it for now. Happy reading / listening!

• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer

Why You Were Taken 

How We Found You

What Have We Done

Grey Magic

Sticky Fingers

The Underachieving Ovary

The Memory of Water

Every Breath You Take

The JT Lawrence Suspense Box Set

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