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Veröffentlicht am 22.04.2012 16:07:36 GMT+02:00
Guten Morgen von Kanada
Hat jemand interesse Karl May zu lessen? Nicht nur die Winnetou Geschichen, aber auch die andere Romane.
I'm looking for feedback and welcome any discussion.

Veröffentlicht am 25.04.2012 17:19:30 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 27.04.2012 17:39:19 GMT+02:00
Lynda Bowles meint:
Catch a Succubus (English Edition)
Top seller.

J.R. Bowles

Daniel has just turned seventeen but he still hasn't hit puberty. He is only five feet tall, no body hair and pudgy. He and his buddy, Jimmy, have one last game on the Ouija Board before he moves away to an odd country house owned by a new stepfather.

Daniel's mother Kelli, has married Duncan Osborne , a high school football coach who has taken an interest in his overly indulged new stepson.

Daniel despises his new "xxxx-for-brains" stepfather, mentally accusing him of abuse.

One night Daniel awakens to someone in his room and is propelled into a fast pace sexual paranormal escapade, accelerating him into puberty.

His friend Jimmy comes to spend a few days with him and they soon get caught up in the most

Nr. 91 in Englische Bücher > Belletristik > Populäre Belletristik > Horror > Okkultismus

Also if you're looking for an epic....

The Seventh Chakra (English Edition)

Veröffentlicht am 25.04.2012 21:30:52 GMT+02:00
Philip Chen meint:
Cartoons that explore strangeness in our world. This box set combines my two previous collections with the added feature of a bonus pack of cartoons never before published - over 250 cartoons in all. Scenes of Strangeness

Veröffentlicht am 28.04.2012 19:59:04 GMT+02:00
I CANNING meint:
Sick Sad Little World by Ian Canning

This novella focuses on Johnny Scott, a young down and out, who is haunted by apocalyptic visions which gradually start to spiral out of control.
As Johnny starts to slowly descend into madness, he discovers that all is not right in the world in which he is living.

It's Free to download tomorrow TODAY

Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2012 02:33:59 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 29.04.2012 02:41:38 GMT+02:00
Lynda Bowles meint:
If you liked Catch a Succubus you will enjoy The Seventh Chakra (English Edition)
BY J.R. Bowles
NOW only , 0,89 for a few weeks ***
395 pages

Take a journey into the belly of the Big Rotten Apple as a street preacher, a military woman, a doctor, and others unleash the power of the Universe and "the Plan".

Watch them struggle as flesh steps into the realm of metaphysical energy struggling to relay the secrets locked within the seven chakras.

Learn the Unified Law that exists and the connection of all mankind. Journey into the depths of a cave beneath Governors Island, NYC, and experience the truth.

Truth cannot be told. It can only be experienced.

I want to thank all of you that bought Catch a Succubus (English Edition)

Again only ,089 in UK and DE, but not US.

The Seventh Chakra (English Edition)

Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2012 13:32:25 GMT+02:00
Lynda Bowles meint:
FREE 29 and 30 APRIL

The Author is Dead (English Edition)

After the death of her father and his partner, Sam Marlow inherits the detective agency along with their male secretary Kelly.

Her first case alone was brought to her, by dignitaries from the British Embassy involving a renowned author who maybe the missing heir to the Duke of Faulkner.

She accepted the case even though it just didn't feel right from the very beginning. Sam, Kelly and Detective John Chambers are drawn into the unseen side of Washington, D.C..

Finding out exactly who this author is thrusts them into espionage and the CIA. Can a female investigator triumph over the international spies and those chasing them?

Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2012 14:13:01 GMT+02:00
International Benjamin Franklin Awards
Silver Award for "Best New Voice - Fiction"

Hi Everyone,
So pleased to report that my epic adventure, suspense/thriller -- with a twist of historical fiction blended in -- OMAR: A Novel - for fans of Jack Higgins, Wilbur Smith, Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy just reached 1,712 units sold, worldwide, since 1/20/12. And April is heading for a record month, exceeding sales of February and March. Thank you to all of my readers and colleagues who have help OMAR: A Novel reach this milestone.

***** 5 stars (Most Recent Review)
This novel is very apropos, this being the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic…. I was captivated from the very first page, so much so that I neglected chores, cleaning and even cooking!! Mr. Thompson is a gifted storyteller! The dialogues were stimulating and thought provoking… it definitely kept my interest and enjoyment throughout … a quick read! I must say that this is THE BEST BOOK I have read this year and well worth your time. I highly recommend it!
April 2, 2012 By ZIZI - Canada ( OMAR: A Novel - Kindle Edition)

- A Ravaged RMS Titanic at rest in the North Atlantic
- Mercenary Treasure Seekers
- A Complex Web of International Intrigue

Five and four-star reviews, in US, plus many editorial reviews, including:
"...a story of this magnitude is mind boggling...I can't wait to see it on the big screen"
Captain Jim L. Willsey, Deep Sea Treasure Hunter,
La Nuestra Senora de Atocha Treasure

A wave of terrorism was set into motion, in 1995, at 2077 fathoms under the sea. Secret plans were uncovered, to salvage a trove of priceless treasure from deep below the surface of the North Atlantic Ice Barrier, aboard the RMS Titanic. Oceanographer, archaeologist, and maritime law specialist, Dr. Cary Parker, challenged the terrorists on his own turf... and what followed was an adventure of legendary proportions.

"Deep ocean adventure in the tradition of Clive Cussler."
Charles Pellegrino,
"New York Times" Bestselling Author of the thriller, "Dust"

"... a novel that reads extremely well... marvelous climax... bravo!"
Robert Gover,
"New York Times" Bestselling Author of "One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding"

I invite you to read "Omar: A Novel" and welcome submission of your own thoughts/reviews about the book.

Thank you for your consideration,
Craig O.

Follow @Craigt1

Veröffentlicht am 02.05.2012 15:25:13 GMT+02:00
A Short Story based on the poem - Unspoken Love During the Vietnam War (English Edition)

FREE MAY 2, 3,
Short story in English

This is the story you ask for and hopefully I provided.

In 1975, I wrote a poem and posted it recently on Amazon. It had a great response but mostly from people that said they wished it were a story, that poetry sucks.

Well, for me the poetry is where the emotion was but to attempt to please, I have "tried" to write it into a story. The issue is will it maintain the emotion needed to understand the incident that happened.

Now the poem was hidden away for 37 years.

At that time there were no avenues for anything that referred to same sex love. It was written as a catharsis for an English class but was rejected by the professor.

This is the story based on the original poem of disaster on a Navy ship, and the display of spiritual love of one man for another.

It is being told by myself. It is what I saw.

Veröffentlicht am 02.05.2012 19:46:17 GMT+02:00
All In 2nd edition.

Just received a 5 star review after a re-edit, yay.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 03.05.2012 04:25:48 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 03.05.2012 04:27:49 GMT+02:00
aaron meint:
About Karl May...
I grew up in Germany and I read Karl May. Since then and many years ago I moved to the USA and I wonder now wether Karl May's books have been translated into English? - I certainly am sorry to say that my children grew up without having read any of May's books.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 03.05.2012 05:46:14 GMT+02:00
Hello Aaron, und willkommen. Great to see your response. Like you, I also grew up with Karl May books. When my family moved to Canada in 1967, it was a way for me to keep up my German. Many years later I ended up translating several Karl May books into English. Taking 'Die Liebe des Ulanen', I worked it into 'The Hussar's Love. The first one is called: The Prussian Lieutenant. Check it out.

Veröffentlicht am 03.05.2012 06:30:34 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 03.05.2012 06:33:47 GMT+02:00
aaron meint:
Hello, Robert Stermscheg
Thanks for your response. Can you tell me what prerequisits exist to tranlate a book from English into German ? As the translater, do you need to deal with copyrights, do you need the author's permission, and/or what specific qualifications would a (living) author look for in finding a translater? For some reason I would think that in specific cases the quality of a tranlation is measured more on the author's INTENT than the literal translation of his writings.
And also, how is the translater compensated for his work?

Veröffentlicht am 03.05.2012 13:57:19 GMT+02:00
All In

Carla played poker to win, and didn't mind how, even if she had to commit murder.

Another 5 star review today

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 03.05.2012 18:32:10 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 03.05.2012 18:32:45 GMT+02:00
@Aaron. Good question. The most obvious response is that you (translator) have a grasp and good understanding of both languages. I've run into a number of people who claimed they were bi-lingual, only to see them sputter when I've tried to converse with them in the other language. And you're right, the translator has to have a 'feel' for the text, being aware of the style, spirit and nuances used by the original author. Then there's a third component, easily overlooked: desire or passion. It's a long haul. It took me over one year from start to finish, including revisions and editing to complete one book(150,000 words).
In terms of Karl May translations, there's a great society in Germany, the Karl May Gesellschaft (KMG), which has obtained and reworked the original (German)manuscripts and made them available on the internet. Copyright typically expires 50 years after an author's death. In May's case, that would have occurred after 1962.
For some reason, the current German publishers, Karl May Verlag, have resisted hiring anyone to translate his works into the English language. This would explain why a number of independents, like myself, have emerged over the years. Naturally, we foot the up-front costs, hoping to be compensated later. But most of us do it for the love of the work; the monetary reward is far down the road.
Happy reading.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 10:33:12 GMT+02:00
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Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 11:01:46 GMT+02:00
aaron meint:
Robert Stermscheg, thanks for your interesting comments.

In 2006 I wrote an autobiography which drew nine five-star reviews. However, only recently my book also drew some heavy-duty trashing by an individual with an obvously political agenda. To counter this certain attacker's volumous jottings I weighed in personally under the Aaron handle. Take a look. http://www.amazon.com/Cant-Forget-Journey-Through-Germany/dp/141965070X/ref=pd_sim_b_6

Unrelated/aside from these issues, I have had several offers to translate the book into German, hence my questions on the subject. Since then also one approach from Poland, a historian who asked my permission to use some of the pictures in my book (of the town I lived in during WWII) for the publication of his own book, which has gone on the market since, and of which he sent me a few gift copies.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 14:22:11 GMT+02:00
Someone has been stupid enough to tagAll In as a childrens book. It is NOT, it is an adult thriller with excellent reviews throughtout Amazon. Amazon has been contacted and I expect the reviews to be removed immediately.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 14:35:11 GMT+02:00
Lynda Bowles meint:
FREE MAY 4, 5, 6

The Seventh Chakra (English Edition)

A young woman, Jackie, a Coast Guard Petty Officer draws the attention of street preachers in New York, who believes she is involved with the coming of a new black Messiah.

Bernie who had only met Jackie is intrigued but unsure why.

Jamal the prophet of the coming black messiah.

John a software creator becomes the center of attention of all involved when power, energy, sex, and death, weave their existence as they become joined in a vision of the Universal Plan and the fate of everyone.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 16:55:08 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 04.05.2012 16:55:39 GMT+02:00
J. Randall meint:
If you're interested in an exciting read take a look at my thriller Trip Wire. It offers a little of everything, Intrigue, Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem. Toss in the Vatican, the Mafia, and some memorable characters and you have an enjoyable read.

Petra Wagner, a professional photographer, learns of a secret that has been in her family for generations. Skeptical and unable to forget the story, revealed to her by her mother, she visits a grave site at secluded monastery in Germany. Her visit sets off a trip wire in Rome.

The von Hompesch family has been on a Vatican Watch List since 1842 when Ferdinand von Hompesch died at the monastery. Ferdinand, the last Grandmaster of the Knights of Malta, before the French, under Napoleon Bonaparte banished the Knights from the island in 1798, was a distant relative.

It was rumored that he was in possession of a priceless relic and may have hidden it on the island before he departed. The Vatican's Cardinal Matteotti learns that Petra is on a photo assignment in Italy and her brother Peter is vacationing on Malta. He dispatches a young priest to Italy to follow Petra, and Fra Guiseppe, one of their problem-solvers, to keep track of Peter.

After completing the photo shoot, Petra travels to Trieste, in search of clues. Peter's boss had him carry a set of blueprints to Malta, for an unsavory associate, Carlo. Peter soon finds himself an unwitting target of local criminals. Guiseppe is under extreme pressure from Cardinal Matteotti, to discover what Peter is doing on the island. The laity engaged by a local priest to keep tabs on Peter are ineffectual and Guiseppe reluctantly enlists the assistance of the underworld in Rome to keep track of him.

The present day Knights of Malta, headquartered in Rome, learn of the church's interest in Peter, and sends two of its clandestine members to discover why.

Petra flies to Malta and shares the family secret with her brother and enlists his help in the search. Their quest leads them from one clue to another as those watching them make their way through a tangled web of intrigue and danger.

Trip Wire was originally published under the title `Watch List'.

Trip Wire is over 70,000 words long.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 17:42:08 GMT+02:00
Irma Fritz meint:
Thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself to the readers in Germany. I grew up near Stuttgart and am very excited to be published in my Heimatland!

I have published one novel, called Irretrievably Broken. This is the story of a German immigrant family. When 12-year-old Bettina joins her aunt and grandmother in Seattle after her mother's death in Germany, she becomes the catalyst for the women to reveal secrets they have never talked about in their lives.

In addition I just published the first in a series of short stories about death. Cigarette Break (The Angel of Death) is now available for free download on Kindle through May 8. C.J. and Crystal seem to be a typical young couple vacationing with their three small children. If it were not for the fact that C.J. suffers from PTSD. He's an American soldier, on leave after three tours of duty in Iraq and with orders to deploy to Afghanistan. When they cross the border into Canada, C.J. says he'd rather kill himself than go back. The family stops at a remote B & B where they're the only guests. Crystal decides it's an idyllic place for the kids. For C.J. it's the place where he plots his suicide. What happens when he decides he can't leave her behind?

Eine Bewertung von einem deutschen Leser waere prima! Vielen Dank!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 04.05.2012 18:41:16 GMT+02:00
@ aaron (Gudrun Koppe) This is turning into an interesting discussion. As you're probably aware, not all things should be out in the open on these discussion boards. If you'd care to send me a message via my website, I'd be happy to respond.

Veröffentlicht am 04.05.2012 21:25:36 GMT+02:00
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 05.05.2012 05:59:14 GMT+02:00
aaron meint:
Robert Stermscheg,
I appreciate your concern and thank you for your offer. And yes, I am aware concerning "openess on these discussion boards" - but do not care. In order to defend their book, I have seen even scholars weigh in personally.

Veröffentlicht am 05.05.2012 13:01:49 GMT+02:00
All In
With Fat Yang as her mentor Carla made big money playing high stakes poker, she was even prepared to kill to win. But Fat Yang had something more than a game of cards in mind for her, something far more dangerous. When she discovers his intentions, she enters into his sleazy world of crime prepared to turn the tables to her advantage.

This is an adult book.

Veröffentlicht am 05.05.2012 17:19:34 GMT+02:00
Excellent idea. I'm not a usual user here on the 'de' threads, but I do try and have a wander about here from time to time.

+ + + + + For All You Readers Out There + + + + +

My Sci-fi/Space Opera series begins with:
Book 1 - The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Rise Of Va'kaar
Book 2 - The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Realms Of Jurrii
Book 3 - The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest - The Cause (coming soon)

For younger readers 9 - 13, there is my sci-fi/robot series:
Book 1 - The Zubot Master (Book 1) - Time Slip
Book 2 - The Zubot Master (Book 2) - Due out this summer (Title to be confirmed)

... or, if Short Story fiction is your thing:
Meet My Shorts! (A Series of Short Stories)
Meet My Other Shorts! (A Series of Short Stories)

I hope you see something you like!

Veröffentlicht am 06.05.2012 04:34:51 GMT+02:00
Ann Herrick meint:
The Farewell Season
A story of how love endures and love heals.
Eric and Glynnie go from butting heads to grudging friendship to something more...
Eric used to think he'd live forever, but not any more.
As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with Glynnie, who is dealing with the divorce of her parents, to open his heart to love again and see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving.
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