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Fiction for skateboarders

Ethan Wares Skateboard Series

Contemporary adventure stories with skateboarding at its core which doesn’t patronise the reader. 

Book 1

The Blocks

Pro skateboarder, Ethan Wares, has been dropped by every sponsor and has one last deal on the table: a failing TV station, but that’s not all he’s got to worry about…

  • his girlfriend is on the verge of dumping him
  • his friends are blanking him
  • his brother’s medical bills are draining his bank balance, and
  • his boss is squeezing his balls to deliver video edits of unique and inaccessible skate spots to keep their ratings alive.

All that, he can handle.

The problem is he’s got to film an edit on a granite ledge of a prestigious art exhibition, which has been flown 4000 miles around the world and placed in a council estate nicknamed: The Bronx… and he knows everything is going to go very wrong.

Available in paperback and eBook

Book 2

Abandoned

Pro skateboarder, Ethan Wares, has been dropped by every sponsor and has one last deal on the table: a failing TV station. In desperation to keep their ratings high, filming unique and inaccessible skate-spots adds to the pressure which claustrophobic Wares could do without.

The only thing stopping him delivering a quality edit which blows people away is a bat-shit crazy security guard posing as a psycho (or maybe it’s the other way around?) If it wasn’t for the ultimate wall ride, Ethan would have been out of there in a flash, however, the guard has zip-tied him to a radiator and looks like he might just blow a fuse.

This is the second book in the Ethan Wares skateboard series.

Available in paperback and eBook

Pool Staker: An Ethan Wares Skateboard Series Fiction book 3

Book 3

Pool Staker

Pro skateboarder, Ethan Wares, has been dropped by every sponsor and has one last deal on the table: a failing TV station. In desperation to keep their ratings high, filming unique and inaccessible skate-spots adds to the pressure which claustrophobic Wares could do without.

After discovering a skate-able pool at an old leisure centre, Ethan thinks it’s a no-brainer to break in and ride it. But when he discovers a former soldier setting traps in the complex and the gatekeeper of the pool, Ethan has to win him over, until one day when the soldier has packed up and left leaving a nightmare in its place.

This is book 3 of the Ethan Wares skateboard series and follows on from the previous titles. This can be read separately but will touch on elements of the first two books.

Available in paperback and eBook

Pool Staker: An Ethan Wares Skateboard Series Fiction book 3

Book 4

Punch Drunk

After facing sliding stats, power-tripping security guards, and a rat in N27, all Ethan wants to do is blow up the retail rail like they did in Fully Flared and produce an edit no-one will ever forget.

Unfortunately, no-one knows exactly how much explosive to use and everyone risks losing a lot more than their eyebrows.

Unsurprisingly, this isn’t Ethan’s biggest worry.

After finding his way into a honey processing plant he’s discovered 40,000 reasons to leave the building. But that wouldn’t be fun would it?

The Ethan Wares series is a fast-paced skateboard adventure written for skateboarders by a skateboarder and is guaranteed to keep you reading from beginning to end.

Available in paperback and eBook

Pool Staker: An Ethan Wares Skateboard Series Fiction book 3

Book 5

Nutbar DIY

All Ethan wants is to skate the DIY spot until a nearby explosion lands him in a tricky position with back garden chemist. His plans to hold a skate event and finally get his old crew back together are crushed when he finds the whole spot is shut down by the Environment Agency citing a chemical leak. However, Ethan knows something they don’t, until the tables are turned, and his world is thrown into chaos once again.

Nutbar DIY is the final book in the Ethan Wares series and is a fast-paced skateboard adventure written for skateboarders by a skateboarder and is guaranteed to keep you reading from beginning to end.

Available in paperback and eBook

Pool Staker: An Ethan Wares Skateboard Series Fiction book 3

Omnibus Edition

Books 1 – 5

Follow Ethan through his adventures in the complete 5 books, containing: The Blocks, Abandoned, Pool Staker, Punch Drunk, & Nutbar DIY all wrapped up in one gorgeous cover.

This is a meaty book at nearly 450 pages, and is much cheaper than buying all the titles individually. 

Available in paperback and eBook

Buy a paperback book and receive an ebook for free. Email mark@skatefiction.co.uk a copy of your receipt and the type of device you want to read on (phone, kindle, Nook, ipad etc) and I’ll send you a digital copy.

Mark Mapstone is a skateboarder, a writer, and author of the Ethan Wares Skateboard Series books.

After discovering there were no fiction books written for skateboarders with realistic skateboarding in them, and being qualified with a degree in creative writing from the prestigious Bath Spa University, Mark realised he could be the one to write them.

In-between road-trips, an infinite Instagram feed of videos to watch, and discovering bruises on himself which he has no-idea how they got there, Mark uses his knowledge of the current skateboarding world to create exciting and authentic stories that every skateboarder experiences daily. 

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