26 November 2009

Advice for all budding authors out there...

How important is it to develop an online presence/audience before publishing an actual book?

23 November 2009

They're all foreigners abroad by Stuart Wright


Why do the Brits have such a bad reputation whilst on their holidays abroad?

"I would challenge anyone to read the book and then say that they didn't recognize themselves somewhere. You may not want to admit it but you're in there somewhere!" - Stuart Wright

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The Truth About Books - In all Probability by Steve Morris



Read the review of the book 'In all Probability' by The Truth About Books.

Hold on. Not so fast. Just when you think it’s just another day….


An assassin with a unique technique, an almost-was soccer star and a bitter long-forgotten one-hit-wonder pop star are just a few of the random characters who turn up within the stories in this book. Each are loveable in their own different ways and are doing their very best to dodge Lady Luck’s sadistic target practice. Heroes they are not. This all happens within “In All Probability” the first collection of Steve Morris’s diverse short stories.

And do they all live happily ever after? In all probability- probably not.

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21 November 2009

Author releases a cracking and comical collection of short stories. My Parakeet was an Anarchist by Dominic Macchiaroli


Venture into a world of fractured history and observational nonsense. These stories will captivate and annoy you like none you’ve ever read before.

Unexersized Cats
Our cat has to be picked up in stages. He is enlarged in his fatness. His girth spreads over time zones and dimensions. Quantum physics can't describe his bulk. My wife suggests a gentle diet, so, ‘He doesn’t explode’. I suggest having his hair shaved and stomach stapled with industrial strength steel grommets.


The Annoying Habit of Henry VIII
King Henry was a fearless jouster. In competitions, people rooting for him got to sit in gilded bleachers and were plied with free alcohol and cooked game served by fair maids. The opposition sat in fetid mud, drank warm slime out of broken casks and ate gruel….Henry always had time for jousting, even when he was otherwise busy ordering beheadings, abbey thrashings, and the odd invasion of Normandy.


How Lunch Ruined Western Civilization
My wife produced homemade mayonnaise for a party we had which contained 231,875 % fat, the caloric equivalent of 32x347 to the 10th power, and instantly rotted the wallpaper and countertops. Four people exploded after eating it, three of them theoretical dieticians.

And many other stories…….


What others are saying about this book:

“I couldn’t put it down, since it was glued to my hands!” – Attila the Hun
“Lots of words!”- Che “Che” Guevara
“Two thumbs up!” - Caligula
“Offensive and hurtful!”- Frisket Mac.

Author releases sequel to children’s fantasy fiction novel. The Wishing Book 2: Return to Mars by Grahame Howard


Since John Carter’s and the other children’s last exciting and harrowing journey to Planet Mars, much has happened. Great fortune has been bestowed on their families and their lives have improved greatly.

Over in Tenerife, Pedro Armaz decides to make The Wishing Book safe from possible theft.

Through a series of unpredictable events Pedro and the children once again find themselves on Planet Mars because of Zelmut’s incessant desire to obtain the book for his own selfish desires – to rule the Universe.

However, Pedro has done some forward planning to protect the Wishing Book should something beyond his control happen.

When Zelmut finally obtains the book, he finds it is useless and has no power whatsoever. He is furious and imprisons John, Pedro and the others.

Meanwhile, Pedro’s son Julio and grandson Miguel obtain the real Wishing Book and set off to Planet Mars to rescue the others.

An intense adventure follows with Julio and Miguel being captured by Martian warriors. John, Pedro and the others, who have managed to escape the clutches of Zelmut, are racing against time to rescue Julio and Miguel and have to face all the force of Zelmut’s army and creatures.

Will Julio and Miguel be rescued on time or will Zelmut be victorious?

This is yet another great, ‘I can’t put this book down,’ adventure from Grahame Howard.

An exciting rollercoaster adventure packed with astonishing twists and turns–hold on tight!

Author Peter Hodgson launches a detective mystery novel. Critical Murder


A dirty bomb explodes amidst an anti-war protest in North London. Severe injuries, caused by toxic fumes from a uranic compound used in the bomb; put Britain's security services on high alert.

Tara Drake is an attractive highly trained agent. She is promoted into a special unit of MI5's anti-terrorist branch. When suspicion falls on an extremist group called The Amama, Drake is assigned the job of helping her colleagues track down the mastermind behind the attack.

Over 200 miles away in Cumbria, DI Dave Perry finally escapes his lethargy when a call takes him to a grisly crime scene in Glenmar Forest. The bizarre, brutal murder of a nuclear plant worker has no obvious motive. The only clue - writing on the soles of the victim's feet - steers Perry's investigation in two directions. Criticised by his superior, Perry follows his intuition in a desperate search for answers.

As more tragic events unfold, Perry is forced into a confrontation against a formidable foe and his fight for survival is played out to its shattering climax.

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Author Harry Riley releases a captivating thriller. Sins of the Father


Ruthlessly manipulated for most of his adult life by a cunning enemy posing as his friend, half drowned and enslaved in the Congo and hoodwinked in New York, Doctor James Parker slides into a deep pit of depression.

Utterly consumed by misery and grief with his best friend and his fiancé missing, his family decimated by the death of his father and his beloved sister, he is past listening to reason and believes he has every reason to kill his generous benefactor, the man he blames for all his misfortunes. But the gallows await!

After a cruel start in life, abandoned outside an orphanage as a baby, Billy Turpin grows up to become big, strong and handsome, a natural and highly successful entrepreneur running several companies. Greedy councillors, gullible men and women are willingly hypnotized by his wealth, his easy confidence and charismatic charm. But one person suspects he is also a psychopathic killer with a very personal and mysterious grudge against him, his family and friends.

Two people whose paths were doomed to cross even before they were born, with the most tragic consequences imaginable for all concerned.

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Author launches an intriguing detective mystery novel. The Bones of Murder


While renovating the derelict twelfth-century chapel attached to their new house in rural Worcestershire in 1972, Grace and Benjamin Hothersall uncover three skeletons, which have clearly been the victims of murder. When news of this reaches the newspapers, a series of anonymous letters and telephone-calls begins at the Hothersall residence. Clearly the murders are of not just historical interest, since someone very much alive seems determined to prevent further disclosures. Inspector Wickfield finds himself involved in a complex and baffling investigation, which embraces local witchcraft, a student of the cabala, abduction, a boy’s curse, a hidden will, a stranger in Cornwall, death in a railway carriage – and a Latin textbook of 1563! It nearly proves too much for him, but light dawns eventually and leads to a tense trial which brings the case to a close.

As always, the reader is given as much information as the detectives and is challenged to spot the crucial clue in the labyrinth, as Wickfield must. Julius Falconer’s sure touch ensures another page-turner for the discerning reader, in which intelligent stimulation vies with sheer entertainment for pride of place.

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