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One Man's rite, A Nation's Passage

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Eden's Diamond By Damian Hono From a seemingly insignificant murder of a girl, to high stake lobbyists, the story’s pendulum swings to a massacre in Namibia and to missing diamonds in Southern Africa. Eden's Diamond explores the themes of murder, conspiracy, greed and corruption; which combined, sets the stage for a bloody revolution in the most populous black nation on earth - Nigeria. In the end, Eden’s Diamond will best be remembered as a story of love; the glory of a people’s unity; and a tragic hero’s ultimate sacrifice. The Plot Niki, an undergraduate dies under suspicious circumstances. Datti, her boyfriend, and a member of a dreaded campus cult flees the city. About the same time, a French oil giant throws its financial might behind a retired General in the presidential elections. The nation’s minister of Justice has to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a South African mercenary, Rudolf Weilbach whom it is learnt fought along sides the new presiden

The Blake Curse - Waterstones Book Signing

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I. C. Camilleri will be signing copies of her new novel 'The Blake Curse' Date: Saturday, 26 May 2012 Time: 11:00am Address: Waterstones Ipswich, 15/19 Buttermarket Ipswich IP1 1BQ Further details: 0843 290 8407 E-mail: manager@ipswich.waterstones.com Site: http://www.waterstones.com If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. I. C. Camilleri is the author of: 'The Blake Curse' . We wish I. C. Camilleri the very best with this event.

Both Sides of the Story - Movellas Writing competition

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Movellas has launched a writing competition themed around ‘Bullying’ and titled “Both Sides of the Story”. Movellas has selected Bryony Allen's book OTOLI as the stimulus for the competition and will use some extracts from the book. Movellas want to hear your story about bullying! See Competition Page View guest blog from author Bryony Allen Competition start date is Wednesday May 16, 2012, end date Sunday July 8, 2012 The prizes: * Overall Winner: Writer's school wins a class set of SMART Response Interactive Response System, Writer wins an Acer Inspire One mini laptop and a signed copy of Otoli by Bryony Allen. * 1st runner up Writer's school wins a class set of SMART Response Interactive Response System, Writer wins £100 Topshop vouchers and signed copy of Otoli by Bryony Allen. * 2nd, 3rd and 4th runners up all win a signed copy of Otoli by Bryony Allen, donated by the Publishers, Pneuma Springs Publishing . Bryony Allen is the author of two

Neal James' 'Two Little Dicky Birds' is a finalist in The People's Book Prize 2012 SPRING Collection

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A big thank you to everyone who voted for 'OTOLI' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds', the two entries submitted by Pneuma Springs Publishing for The People's Book Prize 2012 SPRING Collection. Voting starts today for the finalists to find out the winners. Voting is open to all Readers. People can vote again using the following links from today till 30th May 2012 when the winners will be announced at the 3rd Award Ceremony. Cast your vote for 'Two Little Dicky Birds' TPBP Link for 'Two Little Dicky Birds' The People's Book Prize is the unique democratic Book Prize voted exclusively by the public so it is the public who choose Britain's Next Bestsellers. Its goals are to discover new and unknown works, eradicate illiteracy and support reading uniting the community as a whole. Supported by Patron Frederick Forsyth CBE the Award consists of prizes in three genres – fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature, The Beryl Bainbridge A

Resonate' has been reviewed by Richard Bradbury

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Resonate' by Terry Durose has been reviewed by Richard Bradbury, an author and Church leader in East Yorkshire. The Review - Resonate: Sending a message that can be heard "Arising out of experience in city mission, Resonate is written as a guide to evangelism for those wanting to share their faith. Ideal as a resource for cell groups, this book could be used to help motivate and equip people to reach out into their own friendship groups and neighbourhoods or into the streets in which their church is located. The simple, practical style combined with the experience which forms a backdrop to the book, makes it accessible to a wide audience of believers." Richard Bradbury*  ------- *The review was provided by Richard Bradbury, a Church leader in East Yorkshire and the author of 'Losing My Religion' and 'It’s the End of the World as we know it'

‘Broken Promises’ showing on Sky

A new short film ‘Broken Promises’ showing on Sky on Saturday 19th May. The film is based on a short story by Avril Dalziel Saunders. ‘Broken Promises’ will be shown as part of a short film strand on Sky Showcase TV (Channel 201) on Saturday 19th May 2012 between 10 - 11pm, The film is about 10 minutes long. The Plot Before she was married, Jenny Curtis nursed her widowed mother for several years after she was left paralysed and speechless from a stroke. In Broken Promises, Chloe Richards recalls the twists and turns of fate that Jenny faced in the year following the death of her mother; and how her attempts to rebuild her life were thwarted when she met her then future husband, Harry Curtis. DVDs of ‘Broken Promises’ can be ordered direct from Paul Burton Films. Profits from the sales of the DVDs from ‘Broken Promises’ will be donated to ‘Breast Cancer Care’ and ‘McMillan Nurses’ Avril Saunders is the author of ' Chasin’ That Carrot ' and 'Mammograms Save Lives

Free eBook Promotion from Spring Leaf Books 16.05.12

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Spring Leaf Books has announced that the Kindle e-book editions of the following titles will be free on Amazon on May 16, 2012. If you haven't picked up any of the Authors’ publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free. OTOLI by Bryony Allen. The heart-rending story of a young girl who rises above bullying and betrayal of friendship through inner strength and fortitude. ...A poignant story of friendship and revenge. Read more... Amazon Kindle Link - OTOLI Two Little Dicky Birds by Neal James. An incredible crime thriller novel with a tightly-woven plot that will have you in tenterhooks and keep you guessing right till the very end. This is the number one page turner; it will defy your efforts to put it down! ...a gripping detective thriller!! Read more... Amazon Kindle Link - Two Little Dicky Birds ---------- 'OTOLI' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds' are in The People's Book Prize 2012 SPRING Collection. Voti