Category Archives: Shady City Tour

A closer look at locations featured in the Shady City thrillers.

Coldford Athletic: Home of the Golden Boy

Team: Coldford Athletic (sometimes referred to as Coldford Dynamo)

Stadium: Starkland Park

Sponsors: THE KNOCK KNOCK CLUB

Since they were first built, the Shanties of Coldford City was home to the poorest people. Most of them worked low income jobs and even spending all the hours they could it was still difficult to make ends meet. Some gave up, turning to booze and drugs to fill their days instead, hoping it would help them forget they were stuck in a poverty trap.

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As the north of the city thrived and the COLDFORD CITY football club came to be, a man named Roger Crane decided the people of the South should have their own team, a team they could cheer and support. No one in the Shanties could afford the fees it took to join the youth program of Coldford City so Coldford Athletic was established. Roger swore that it would always be open for the youth of the Shanties. The children there had idols to turn their attention to and aspire to be like. Idols they became. Coldford City and Coldford Athletic became fierce rivals. Despite their humble beginnings Athletic had one thing to boast that City never could – Golden Boot winner Samuel Connelly. City poured money into purchasing players from Luen and further but none could compete with Sam Connelly’s natural skill.

Shanties born and raised Sam showed the youth of the area that anything was possible, even with every social disadvantage weighing you down. Money couldn’t buy that golden boot – inter city football’s most prestigious prize – only hard work and perseverance could gain that, something the people of the Shanties have in abundance.

Our Shady City thriller’s most notable fan of Athletic is artist, DAVID FINN. Having grown up in the Clifton Alley part of the Shanties he has seen it at its worst.

Sometimes the escape of football comes a little too late. As David spirals down a pit of drugs and alcohol he loses the inspiration for his art. His latest Muse offers him the fresh vision he needs but first he must address a childhood trauma if he is to really feel the art.

Muse is available now. Click HERE to read.

The Right to Remain Silent: Coldford Police Department

In the Shady City it takes a brave cop to walk the streets. Shady City’s finest are as touch as the streets they protect. There are many confessions made within the walls of Coldford Police Department (CPD).

Sam is under interrogation by Shady City’s finest.

Such confessions include the kidnapping of a young girl named Marjorie (MAESTRO) or the murder of half the Filton University anatomy class (CONFESSIONS).

The brave men and women of CPD are always torn between what’s right and what needs to be done. Things can get sticky as the lines of morality are blurred.

When a reporter comes to them with one of the most incredible story they have ever heard it seems like it’s time to take the streets on force. The city is descending into chaos and it needs all the brave wearers of blue it can find. If those in uniform are willing to bend rules a little to get the job done, all the better.

Detective Hickes on the case.

They call her The Baroness and her activist spirit is legendary. To some she is the lovable KNOCK KNOCK show girl. To the LAWMAKERS she is the next target and rehab will not excuse her.

Coming May 02: Welcome Tawny McInney to Harbour House.

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Resident 0109: Tawny McInney. TRAUMA.

Complete season 1 of the Knock Knock graphic novel series is free to read HERE.

Or click HERE to download for Kindle.

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The Harvesters

Featuring in: Muse and the Knock, Knock graphic novel series.

If the finest meat and dairy in the Shady City is what you are after then look no further than the Harvester logo. Family run for generations the Harvester Farm has blossomed into a large franchise thanks to Dr G Winslow. Dr Winslow is a highly respected member of Coldford society and thanks to his efforts you can enjoy a harvester burger at one of many convenient locations around the city.

But as grand as they have become the family feel is still at the heart of the Harvester brand and none feel more like family than the dutiful farm hands, led by Glenn.

But with all things in the Shady City the Harvesters have their part to play in brewing tensions. Growing such a brand requires money and someone has to pick up the bill somewhere. The Harvesters are branching out to new pursuits.

There will always be a true Harvester at the Harvester Farm and since the old Harvester is Ill that duty falls to his only daughter Julia. Julia finds herself under the gaze of a struggling artist. She can inspire him to greatness and in him she can find the opportunity her family legacy needs to break free from the tyranny that holds them.

 

Featuring the Harvesters heavily, click HERE to read Vivika Widow’s new thriller MUSE.

For more Shady City thrillers check out other titles. The Knock, Knock graphic novel series is free to read here on Vivika Widow. Com. Click HERE to check it out.

This Place: David Finn’s Workshop

Featured in: MUSE

As we anticipate the release of MUSE our stop on the Shady City tour this week takes us far north where the city scape starts to change to farm lands. There you will find a set of allotments. Number 605B doesn’t belong to a gardener though. This allotment house sets itself aside from the others because often, loud music can be heard blaring from it as a tortured mind tries to drown out their demons. You will find clay faces watching you from the windows – those that aren’t blacked out of course. Some have figurines hanging in them.

The land around the allotment house is dead and barren.

 

Allotment house 605B belongs to the artist, David Finn. He uses it as a workshop. It was once the birthing suite for some of the city’s most sought after paintings and sculptures. Now it only offers useless attempts at recapturing the glory days. Most of the recent pieces will end smashed in frustration or burned.

No new life has come from that allotment house recently. Only abortion after abortion as the frustrated artist falls further and further into despair.

It’s a simple wooden structure, quite unimpressive to an untrained eye but inside will once again be a hub of creativity. Breath taking pieces of art came from behind those doors before. Now it is a drug addict’s den.

The little allotment house hasn’t done with it’s story just yet though. When an innocent seeming farm girl knocks on the door it will change everything.

Click HERE to read MUSE. We are celebrating the cross over of the Harvester brand to the Knock Knock graphic novel series so for a limited time only get your copy of MUSE for just 99p/c !


 

 

Knock Before Entering: The Knock Knock Club

Location: Clifton Lane, Shanties.

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK; HARBOUR HOUSE 

In the poorest area of the Shady City, known as the SHANTIES, lies a club called the Knock, Knock Club. You will find it if you care to venture down Clifton Alley and are keen enough to knock on it’s door.

Reporter, Sam and his wife are welcomed to the club by manager, Dennis

There you will find a charming manager, DENNIS, to meet you. Entertainment is provided by some of the best talent the city has to offer, the KNOCK KNOCK girls are there to make you feel welcome and if you care to become a member the club will always have your back. You may even get an audience with the BOSS LADY herself.

Boss Lady, Tabitha, has a treat in store for reporter, Sam.

Since it’s opening by an old show girl known as The BARONESS and her partner AGNES, It has had its fair share of challenges. It has been a hiding place for criminals, raided by the COLDFORD CITY POLICE department and been burnt down in an attack that killed many of the dancer girls, staff and patrons. Despite this it has always managed to claw its way back up to continue as a feature in the south of the city. There is a war brewing and the HEADLINERS who own the club are leading the charge.

Sam and his wife, Theresa enjoy the entertainment Knock Knock has to offer.

Supplied by the MACK AND SONS distillery and invested into by the AUCTION HOUSE the club always has someone to call on when mischief is required.

It is a cabaret club by all measures but behind its closed doors there is something else going on. Enter journalist, SAM CRUSOW, to expose it for what it really is.

The Mayor has gone missing and the trail leads a reporter to the Knock Knock club. Complete season 1 is now available to read free here on vivikawidow.com or click below to download for Kindle.

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Coming 2020.

When The Baroness opened the Knock Knock club she envisioned something more than cabaret. A night to remember would see her confined to the rehab facility known as Harbour House.

Resident 0109: Tawny McInney. TRAUMA.

All Rise: The Law Makers

Location: City Main, Business District

Features in: MUSE, KNOCK KNOCK

When it comes to the law in the SHADY CITY there is no getting past JUDGE KARYN DOYLE . If you have done wrong the chances are you will be brought before her bench and asked to explain yourself. The call it THE RACK and it will break even the most stubborn.

Judge Karyn Doyle presiding over the Coldford City High Court

In a city were thieves, perverts, murderers and villains of all description run amok her gavel will fall hard.

The Law Makers are a wealthy, powerful sect located in the Court House in the North. If they get themselves involved the outcome certainly doesn’t look promising.

All rise and quiet in the court room. Judge Doyle will hold session and you best plead guilty if you hope of any chance of leniency.

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Judge Doyle is there impose justice on the Shady City. Will the Boss Lady of the Knock Knock club face the penalty for her crimes?

Hit graphic novel series Knock Knock is free to read here at Vivika Widow online or click below to download on Kindle.

The old Baroness of the Knock Knock club caused quite a stir in the city. Now Resident 0109 of Harbour House rehab facility she will have to face the Judge to answer for her crimes.

Judge Doyle sets her eye on the Shady City’s most exclusive rehab facility with special attention on it’s most troublesome resident. Vivika Widow’s latest thriller is available now.

Mack and Sons: What’s your poison?

Location: Mack and Sons Distillery, Love Street, Bellfield.

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK

Proud producers of quality whiskey for more than five generations. MACK AND SONS DISTILLERY is a vivid part of the landscape of Shady City.

Initially from the outlying western town of BELLFIELD the distillery was first set up in the deprived Shanties area of the Shady City. Mack and Sons were offered a generous buy over bid from the wealthy Beckingridge Financial Firm.

With a stern note from head, Brendan Mack, they refused.

“Mack and Sons is for everybody. We supply those who work hard and get their hands dirty. Those rich wankers think they can have it all,” he said.

The distillery now lies in the hands of second born son, PATRICK with support from his brothers – Aidan and Kieran. Mack and Sons protect their brand fiercely. The working class ethic still lies at the heart of what they do.

They are the main supplier to the KNOCK KNOCK CLUB so a bottle is always to be found, even as the city struggles. The recognisable shape of the twisted bottle can be spotted on most of the bars.

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Reporter, Sam, enjoys a glass of Macks as he contemplates what he has gotten himself into coming to the Knock Knock club.

Life in the Shady City can be tough so pour yourself a glass of a Macks, put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night you may very well be glad to have forgotten.

Come join us for a glass of Macks at the Knock, Knock Club!

Complete season 1 of the graphic novel series is free to read HERE.

Or click HERE to download for Kindle.

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The Headliners

The Shady City has been torn in two. One group stands to protect those who would otherwise be trodden over and flattened by the rich elite.

The back alley club known as the KNOCK KNOCK is home to THE HEADLINERS. She doesn’t seem like much but like most things in the city there is more to her than meets the eye.

Don’t be fooled though. As noble as their beginnings were THE HEADLINERS are willing to fight blood for blood. In the Shady City that is the only way to wage war after all.

Volume 1 of the hit graphic novel series is free to read HERE on Vivika Widow Online or you can download for kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders

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