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Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2013 13:33:52 GMT+02:00
Barca_10 meint:
From author R J Dillon - The Fanatic - FREE Sunday 30th June

Britain it seems, has more enemies than friends...

"Fantastically well written, with vivid descriptions, interesting characters and a plot that will keep you hooked and guessing right until the end, this is a must read".
(Amazon UK 5 star review)

Check out the first in the series - The Oktober Projekt and Hunted and the Damned

"...Having read all three of R.J.Dillon's books in chronological order I must write my first ever book review(s).
They were all well written, in a style reminicient of John Le Carre and Len Dieghton..." (Amazon Uk 5 star review)

Check out the author and book trailers at rjdillon.com

Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2013 14:56:23 GMT+02:00
Hi everybody, this thread is great and I'm happy to see how many authors of English books there are in Germany! I've taken your book recommendations to heart - absolutely love reading - so I'm out for grabs.
I've been living here for years, studied English and German and work as a scientific translator. I wrote The Blacksmith, a novel, and put it out there because I wanted to share what I'd learned. I was very happy to see two readers have awarded it five stars and wrote beautiful reviews (in German) and that's what got me thinking that more people could find not only enjoyment, but also use in The Blacksmith.
The Blacksmith is first of a all a dark love story, but it's a great ride if you're in for a good thriller, mystery and a touch of fantasy that is actually possible. The central concepts are scientifically (medically and psychologically) grounded, so there's every reason to take them seriously. There's no going about the bush, the book delves deep into the drives, compulsions and darkest desires of man, so I have a moral duty of recommending the book only to readers over 18.
The story is told from Aura's perspective, a high school teacher whose life and marriage start to tumble down when she meets a new student, Ivan Grabianko. Ivan is a shady character who opens her to forbidden desires but also to a cruel reality, in which teachers are murdered violently and she herself is labeled as a target. Refusing to believe that Ivan is a cold blooded murderer, Aura obsessively seeks to discover the killer's identity and his secrets. She will find that there are none she doesn't share...
The range of themes and motifs in The Blacksmith is large and their purpose is that of revealing the true potential of the human being. The book is available in Kindle format at:
The Blacksmith (English Edition)

and will be show cased at the Frankfurter Buchmesse in October 2013, when we'll release it in paperback.
Enjoy!

All the best,
Ana

Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2013 15:03:28 GMT+02:00
Hi, I have used the Pro Writing Aid to amend my thriller, hope you like it.

The Dancing Boy

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Dancing-Boy-Roy-Stolworthy/dp/1478193204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2013 20:44:17 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 28.06.2013 20:45:20 GMT+02:00
Irma Fritz meint:
Kindle Kurzgeschichten Eur 0,89

Dear Sugar (The Angel of Death) - Lese diese Geschichte nicht, wenn dir noch nie dein Herz gebrochen wurde!

Cigarette Break (The Angel of Death) - Die Eltern wurden letztlich beim Pizza essen in einem abgelegenen kanadischen Ort gesehen. Dann sind sie verschwunden. Aber die Kinder blieben zurück.

Veröffentlicht am 06.07.2013 21:15:20 GMT+02:00
Ann Herrick meint:
Hi, I'm an author from the US (Oregon). My great grandparents moved to American from Germany, so since I have been able to visit, I feel a connection

Hey, Nobody's Perfect
Insulting a guy in a wheelchair--is that any way to start a romance?

Veröffentlicht am 07.07.2013 02:56:12 GMT+02:00
Roger Weston meint:
Trained by a Navy Seal...betrayed by a billionaire...on the trail of a killer--maritime historian Jake Sands' peaceful life has been shaken to the core. Now he finds himself in the middle of the most dangerous kind of history of all--history in the making.

A retired luxury liner sits in the Port of Long Beach. A ruthless billionaire with a fatal plot for revenge buys her and sets in motion a horrific plan. When maritime history professor Jake Sands gives the ship's farewell speech, he spots a murderous face from his past, and finds himself sucked into a blood-thirsty plan for revenge that began in WWII with the development of a weapon so shocking that if unleashed will cause unimaginable horror for thousands, forcing Jake to resurrect skills few people know he has.

Customer comment:
"This book is a good read. I liked how the plot was linked together with historical facts. I am a huge history buff."

Fatal Return

Veröffentlicht am 10.07.2013 08:39:14 GMT+02:00
Keith Massey meint:
Former NSA Agent writes spy thrillers...

I know, I know--a lot of you are suspicious of me right from the start. I'm Keith Massey. I was an Arabic linguist at the NSA for four years after 9/11. I'm the author of Intermediate Arabic For Dummies by Wiley Publishing. I received the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal for service performed in Iraq in 2004.

I did an IAmA over at Reddit on my experiences at the NSA, but I would entertain questions here as well. I'm still under an obligation to never divulge classified information, but a lot of interesting details are unclassified. I even spent a bit of time inside GCHQ.

I wrote some novels following the adventures of Dr. Andrew Valquist, a semi-autobiographical character (like me, he's a half-Norwegian academic from Wisconsin who gets thrust into the world of espionage).

Amor Vincit Omnia: an Andrew Valquist Adventure follows Dr. Valquist on his first days at the NSA. He's in the second day of orientation when suddenly he's on a jet to Romania on a secretive mission.

A Place of Brightness tells the story of Dr. Valquist's upbringing, raised by a Romanian defector who trained him and his twin to go back to help overthrow the Communists. When the twins visit their mother's homeland years after the end of the Cold War, they are unexpectedly thrust into international intrigue.

In Saecula Saeculorum describes the adventure of four young people, unwittingly trained for a secret mission in a joint NSA/MI-6 project. They are sent back in time to ancient Rome to try and save the modern world.

Next Stop: Spanish is a combination spy thriller/language learning experience. John Valquist needs to learn Spanish and so accompanies his uncle Andrew on a trip to Spain. You learn incrementally along with John until a climax in which you and John will need to use what you've learned to save the day!

Thank you for your consideration.

Veröffentlicht am 11.07.2013 23:11:21 GMT+02:00
A gripping thriller.
This is an up-dated version of a novel that tells of innocent young Afghan boys sold by their parents to wealthy Taliban warlords to be trained as dancing boys. A form of sexual slavery that exists today.

The Dancing Boy
The army had no use for Tom Gillet after he lost a foot in Afghanistan. If it hadn't been for a young Afghan kid called Shafiq, he might have lost his life. With his life turned upside down and suffering from PTSD, Gillet's family life crumbles. From an ex- army buddy he discovers that Shafiq has been sold as a dancing boy to a powerful Taliban warlord. Seeking one more final fling Gillet grabs the opportunity to start a war of his own, and returns to Afghanistan hoping to find the boy. Betrayed by those closest to him he is handed over to Al Qaeda. Fighting against his rage, and with his PTSD worsening, Gillet is determined to finish what he has started. Then he receives startling news concerning his family back in the UK, and slowly his mind starts to erode.
Not for the squeamish.

Veröffentlicht am 17.07.2013 22:51:45 GMT+02:00
Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats
Gaspar The Thief

Terry Pratchett fan? Both Gaspar The Thief and its prequel, Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats, are attracting excellent reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Both have also sold a few copies in Amazon Germany - just one more sale to reach the payment threshold!

"The world building ... creates a believable fantasy setting full of dirty cities, filthy gutters, crumbling castles, guilds, inns, taverns, and the occasional bawdy house."

"Written from a limited omniscient point of view, the prose, grammar, and vocabulary in this book are a notch above the norm that I've personally found in light fantasy."

Veröffentlicht am 20.07.2013 10:47:23 GMT+02:00
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 1. Pilot. available for FREE for 48 hours

And brand new episode of "Adflatus" is available starting today:
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 3. Psychological
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 3. Physical

“Adflatus” is a book within a book with interactive features. By the end of each episode one of the two main characters (bestselling writer Joseph Harmon and his character Mike Evans) faces a choice of what to do next and every reader will decide what option he would take thus creating his own pathway from pilot till the last episode.

You can also buy or get for free via Kindle Owners' Lending Library:
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 2. The Apartment
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 2. Pine Motel

Each of the two “Episode 2” could be optional – you can either choose only one version of Episode 2 and create your own unique version of the book or read them both and get to know everything that could’ve happened with the main characters and find out all their backstories. In the last case readers should skip Joseph’s chapters as they are the same in both variants.)

Hope you’ll find it entertaining

Yours,
Pavel Shishkoedov

Veröffentlicht am 20.07.2013 15:51:33 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 20.07.2013 15:52:21 GMT+02:00
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
~~~~~

It's not only a doctor's medical school education, residency training, and launching into practice that's so demanding, but what may be creeping into the professional's personal life along the way.
This is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a doctor and what can happen once you get there.
Is it worth it?

A Physician's Plight: A Memoir - Professional Success ... Personal Disaster
~~~~~~~~~~

Reviews:
"Klein demonstrates a toughness and determination that will leave you cheering for her.” M. Graff “Auntie M”, Author, Hyde, NC

“A Physician’s Plight” is an intriguing read that shouldn’t be missed for readers of personal memoirs.
Mary Cowper, Reviewer, The Midwest Book Review

"This book pulls no punches – nothing is sacred, nothing is left out! Anesthesiologist Katherine Klein, MD, gives us “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of her family-of-origin, her marital suffering, and her divorce, which landed her in Family Court and deprived her of participation in much of the lives of her young children."
Josh Grossman, MD, FACP, Col. (ret.), U.S. Army Medical Corps

Veröffentlicht am 22.07.2013 17:08:27 GMT+02:00
Irma Fritz meint:
Weil es einen Vollmond heute Abend gibt, biete ich euch einen kurzen Auszug von meinem "Lunar Wahnsinnige, Diebe and Verliebte" Kapitel von meinem Roman, Confessions of a Predatory Lender:

"Hey", sagt er, als ob wir uns nur vor kurzer Zeit gesehen hätten.
"Hey," sage ich.
"Wie wäre es mit einer Bootsfahrt? Es ist Vollmond heute Abend."
"So ist es", sage ich und lehne meinen Kopf zurück und starre in den Himmel hoch. Ich lasse des Mondes kaltes Licht mein Gesicht baden, froh dass dieser gefürchtete und ersehnte Vollmond endlich gekommen ist, diese doppelte Quelle der Angst und Freude die über dem See wie eine riesige Laterne schwebt. Der Mond ist so voll und rund und wunderschön, er macht mich zittern.
Josh schlingt seine Arme um mich, und wir beide schauen in den Himmel hoch. "Nimmt einem den Atem weg, nicht wahr?" fragt er.
"Ich habe den ganzen Tag schon darauf gewartet." Als ich diese Worte sage, weiß ich, es ist nicht nur der Mond auf den ich heute gewartet habe.
"Bereit für die Bootsfahrt?" fragt er.
"Schönes Boot. Wem gehört es?"
"Niemand der es heute Abend brauch".
"Ich gebe dem Mond die Schuld," sage ich und klettere in das weiße Boot, dass Josh geliehen oder gestohlen hat, und es spielt keine Rolle mehr.
"Der Mond soll sich schämen." Josh kichert und startet den Motor.
Man kann sich verschiedenes den ganzen Tag lang im Kopf ausarbeiten, aber wenn man mit dem einzigen Kerl der einem wie verrückt gefehlt hat zusammen ist, dann ist alles wieder anders. Vielleicht ist Josh das Opfer das meine Mutter von mir verlangen würde, um weiteres Pech abzuwehren, aber mit dem Mond der unseren Weg beleuchtet, und mit Josh nahe genug zum Küssen, wie kann ich an ein Trennen denken, wenn mein Herz anders sagt?

Taschenbuch oder Kindle eBook; Prime Mitglieder kostenlos download
Hörbuch wird bald veröffentlicht werden!

Veröffentlicht am 22.07.2013 17:23:16 GMT+02:00
The Dancing Boy

I am so pleased this book is selling well in Germany, thank you.

Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2013 13:55:44 GMT+02:00
A gripping thriller.
This up-dated novel tells of innocent young Afghan boys sold by their parents to wealthy Taliban warlords to be trained as dancing boys. A form of sexual slavery that exists today.

The Dancing Boy
The army had no use for Tom Gillet after he lost a foot in Afghanistan. If it hadn't been for a young Afghan kid called Shafiq, he might have lost his life. With his life turned upside down, and suffering from PTSD, Gillet's family life crumbles. From an ex- army buddy he discovers that Shafiq has been sold as a dancing boy to a powerful Taliban warlord. Seeking one final fling Gillet grabs the opportunity to start his own personal war, and returns to Afghanistan hoping to find the boy. With his PTSD worsening, and betrayed by those closest to him, he is determined to finish what he has started. Then he receives the startling news that his son has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the UK. If he wants to see his son alive, he must follow Al Qaeda's instructions to the letter.

Veröffentlicht am 28.07.2013 03:07:33 GMT+02:00
Tony meint:
Stanley's Life

Stanley is living two different lives. In one life he is handsome, rich, famous and about to marry the girl of his dreams. In the other life Stan is broke, insecure and struggling to survive. Can one man really live two separate lives? You are about to find out!

Welcome to Stanleys Life
~
A romantic black comedy by Tony Passarelli

Veröffentlicht am 30.07.2013 17:12:38 GMT+02:00
Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats

FREE FANTASY 30-31 July!
Terry Pratchett fan? Gaspar And The Fantastical Hats is a free download on Amazon today and tomorrow.

5 stars review: "If you enjoy Pratchett, there's a good chance you'll like this!"

Veröffentlicht am 31.07.2013 01:10:15 GMT+02:00
May I inform you of a true story, WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME about my trip from London to Spain.

Wrong Place Wrong Time

Veröffentlicht am 02.08.2013 11:44:36 GMT+02:00
Hi there,
I am Caroline A Connell, author of The Secret Alchemist.The Secret Alchemist (The Teddi Woods series) which has received a **** review on Amazon.com.
A former tax guru with some of the world's biggest multi-nationals, I live in the UK with my husband, child and dog on the gentle, green slopes of the Pennine Hills.
Please check out my author pages on Amazon.de and goodreads.com (as well as Amazon.fr, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk).
I can also be found on twitter @ca_connell and via my website/blog on www.carolineaconnell.com

Veröffentlicht am 02.08.2013 16:50:54 GMT+02:00
Irma Fritz meint:
Schnell zugreifen! Nur für eine kurze Zeit werden alle meine Kindle-Bücher für Eur 0,89 verkauft

Confessions of a Predatory Lender, ein Roman - eine heitere Geschichte von 2 ehrgeizigen Freundinnen die zur falschen Zeit in der Baufinanzierung Welt landen. Kann ihre Freundschaft ihren Ehrgeitz überleben?

Irretrievably Broken, ein Roman - 3 Frauen, 3 Länder, 3 Geheimnisse

Dear Sugar (The Angel of Death), eine Kurzgeschichte - Garantiert das Herz zu brechen!

Cigarette Break (The Angel of Death), eine Kurzgeschichte - C.J. und Crystal letztlich beim Pizza essen in einem abgelegenen kanadischen Ort gesehen. Dann sind sie verschwunden. Aber die Kinder blieben zurück!

Amazing Grace (The Angel of Death), eine Kurzgeschichte - Eine Frau namens Grace, ihre Tochter Lydia, und ein Obdachloser Mann hoffen auf ein Wunder.

Veröffentlicht am 02.08.2013 20:50:00 GMT+02:00
Roger Weston meint:
Looking for a good weekend read? Check out:

~The Golden Catch~
"Sustains a high level of excitement throughout. High points are the globe-spanning story and the *exceptional* sea-based descriptions..."

~Fatal Return~
"Roger Weston has penned another fast-paced, great...novel."

~The Recruiter~
"Great book, very very good action novel. This is one of those escapist novels that is hard to put down. Hope the author will stay with this character."

~The Assassin's Wife~
"Very exciting. Good story line. Well written. Action all the way. Good characters. Hard to put down."

Veröffentlicht am 04.08.2013 03:33:37 GMT+02:00
Four "Adflatus" books available for FREE this weekend
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 2. Pine Motel
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 2. The Apartment
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 3. Psychological
Adflatus. Season 1. Episode 3. Physical

“Adflatus” is a book within a book with interactive features. By the end of each episode one of the two main characters (bestselling writer Joseph Harmon and his character Mike Evans) faces a choice of what to do next and every reader will decide what option he would take thus creating his own pathway from pilot till the last episode.

Hope you'll find it entertaining

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Pavel Shishkoedov

Veröffentlicht am 07.08.2013 11:05:10 GMT+02:00
After receiving invaluable comments from readers, this book has been re-edited. I have also added a new cover  thank you, Bryden.
If you like down-to-earth British thrillers with rough edges and full of black humour. Like your stories close to the bone? Like to call a spade a spade? You will like,

Hidden In Plain View
Gabriel Horn considers himself a London boy. But part ownership of the Back to Front Club, a gay bar in the centre of Soho, doesnt somehow generate the same excitement as his previous employment, an active operative for MI5. When Sir Adrian Gold, Shadow Minister for Defence, offers him the opportunity to repay the government for the shoddy way they forced him out of Thames House, he accepts. His mission: to assassinate the leading Ministers of the British Government. Trouble is, when the body count begins to rise, those closest to him begin to die. Tracked by Scotland Yard and MI5, it isnt until the CIA become involved that he finds himself trapped in a jigsaw of murder and treachery to avoid an international scandal capable of bringing the British Government to its knees.

Veröffentlicht am 09.08.2013 18:03:08 GMT+02:00
Hello, Can I help to answer any questions about anything relating to publishing/marketing/selling in the U.S.?
I am author of the ebook "Naked Determination", which is selling at Amazon De, Uk, US and In (India). 3 reviews (De), 33 reviews (U.S.), none at Uk and In.
Am also an active reviewer myself at the U.S. site, where I have written 41 reviews (Top Reviewer Ranking: 33,986)

Veröffentlicht am 10.08.2013 16:41:02 GMT+02:00
Ann Herrick meint:
It's All In Your Mind (Books We Love Fall Sale Series)
"I looked deep into his eyes, and thought I saw my future there."

17-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl-no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country.

Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number-and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge.

However, when Vija's father has a heart attack, she must take over running the family lawn-care business. She feels overwhelmed until sweet brainiac Joel volunteers to help. He shares the workload and lifts her spirits with his humor. But it is Nolan who fills her heart.

It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell?

Veröffentlicht am 10.08.2013 21:57:34 GMT+02:00
Tony meint:
Nash of the Thieves' Guild $0.00 Free download Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th August 2013

The City of Port Gardale is under the rule of the God King. The Thieves' Guild is a secret organization that operates in the shadows and back alleyways of the Port City. Life can be hard for a thief, especially hard for a boy thief...

Meet Nash of the Thieves' Guild. He knows the meaning of hard, because he is desperate. Desperate for a virgin and desperate to stay alive! Will the young thief spill his oats or will his deadly rival Jadrien spill his beans?

Fun and frolics, thrills 'n spills. It's time for high adventure where life is sweet and danger is only one footstep away!

Short story: 5000 words

Not suitable for younger readers
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