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Veröffentlicht am 17.09.2013, 15:03:05 GMT+2
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An American Literary Agent's wild adventures with his dog Slush Pile Inspector

Veröffentlicht am 10.08.2013, 22:03:27 GMT+2
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 Stanley’s Life.

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A romantic black comedy by Tony Passarelli

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Review from amazon.com:

Stanley's Life is a short story about a man who has lost control of his life in reality, but has created a successful life in an online fantasy world. There he is rich, successful, funny, witty, charming and romantic--all the things he has not been able to achieve in real life. In Dreamland he has met and fallen in love with KTBABE. He has planned an elaborate wedding in Dreamland, paying attention to every detail.He has bought his bride an exclusive island as a wedding gift. The guest list is being made and the invitations will be sent out shortly. It will be the event of the year in Dreamland.

In real life KTBABE is Kate Wate. She is married to Gavin Wate. The relationship has turned to dust and Kate has found enjoyment in Dreamland, living out her fantasy of a happy life with Stanley. Stanley has fallen in love with her after seeing her picture and corresponding with her on line. When she presses him for a picture of himself,he finally sends her a picture and a romantic poem. The poem is his--the picture is not, for Stan looks nothing like his brother Andrew who is handsome and trim. When Kate receives the picture and the poem, she decides to leave her dolt of a husband and surprise the charming Stan. She is in love with this wonderful man.

Stan's world collapses when he realises that she has arrived at his door. She is a beautiful woman who fell in love with the Stan who lives and works in Dreamland, but he knows the real life Stan is nothing like him. He goes to drastic lengths to avoid seeing her dismay when she meets him.

After they finally do meet Stan's life changes forever. Everyone expects Kate to turn tail and run, but Kate is not your average woman. To find out what really happens you have to read "Stanley's Life."

For me there are lessons in this story. The internet and online gaming makes it easy for people to escape into a fantasy world, but reality is still what it is and eventually they have to face it. On one hand the choices they make in their fantasy life can be a reflection of what their potential could be in real life, if they learn to believe in themselves. On the other hand reality can be more painful than they can deal with when they are forced to face it and the results can be tragic.

Take a chance and read something different. Read STANLEY'S LIFE and consider his world from your own point of view.

Veröffentlicht am 10.08.2013, 15:43:37 GMT+2
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Veröffentlicht am 07.08.2013, 11:07:49 GMT+2
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, doesn’t 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 isn’t 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 31.07.2013, 01:08:04 GMT+2
BOOK LOVER meint:
This is not fantasy but a true story called WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME.....

Wrong Place Wrong Time

Veröffentlicht am 30.07.2013, 01:05:51 GMT+2
Michael meint:
Free for the next couple of days:

The Prodigal (The Callan Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 16.07.2013, 20:04:55 GMT+2
WM meint:
Hi Edith,
How about a ghost who investigates his own murder?
GHOSTBOUND - Love is Stronger than Death (GHOSTBOUND-Series) is foremost a romance with paranormal aspects, but also a murder mystery. I found it a very interesting and unusual combination :)

Best,

W.

Veröffentlicht am 16.07.2013, 16:43:37 GMT+2
Gozeul's Dark World Toy Box: Dark Fantasy

Veröffentlicht am 02.07.2013, 11:56:13 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 02.07.2013, 12:01:45 GMT+2
Markus Stabe meint:
Try The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman . A bit short but very enjoyable - it's about a small boy who's parent's get murdered, but with luck, he escapes to a graveyard and grows up there with the help of the ghosts living there.

Veröffentlicht am 28.06.2013, 14:42:06 GMT+2
The Dancing Boy

A gripping thriller.
An amended version of a dark side of Afghanistan that tells the story of innocent young boys sold by their parents to wealthy men and forced to be trained as dancing boys

When Ex-soldier Tom Gillet, discovers that the kid who saved his life from an IED had been sold into sex slavery as a dancing boy, he returns to Afghanistan in the hope of finding him and offering him the chance of a better life. Surviving a series of staggering events, he is betrayed by those closest to him and handed over to Al Qaeda. Taken to the Tora Bora caves on the Afghan/Pakistan border he discovers his son has been taken by Islamic extremists in the UK. Threatened with the death of his son, and his own life taken by beheading, he is forced to appear on video discrediting the coalition.
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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.06.2013, 17:58:06 GMT+2
Sorry about spelling mistakes in my previous comment, the computer autocorrects, it drives me crazy. I meant 'ITS themes', of course, and people 'whom' I haven't influenced

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.06.2013, 17:55:53 GMT+2
Hi Edith, first of all don't be mad at me for telling you about my own book, The Blacksmith. I wouldn't dare do so if I hadn't received 2 five star reviews on Amazon.de from customers who I haven't influenced in the slightest. The reason I put the book out there was because it just had to be out, not for the money so I'm not really crazy about sales. But I read your post and I think that you might enjoy TheBlacksmith (by Ana Calin). It's themes range from the ugliest mysteries of the human mind to unlocking human potential. It includes mysteries related to genetics and physics. I'd call it an applicable Sci Fi or contemporary fantasy, with a powerful romance touch - a woman falling for a younger man, endangering her marriage. However, there's a twist. Also, I don't recommend it if you're under 18.
One of the readers said one has to be patient in the introduction phase but swears it's worth it. Nevertheless, I don't know if the plot is 'unusual'. Unpredictable, yes, but rather grounded. I'll let you be the judge of that if you choose to.

All the best,

Ana

Veröffentlicht am 22.06.2013, 00:22:29 GMT+2
Tony meint:
New short SciFi story Earthspan Free to download on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June 2013

Delia would consider herself to be the perfect woman, living in a perfect world. She has a beautiful daughter and They share a wonderful life. Today Could turn out to be quite special, possibly even the perfect day. After all, what this time forth. This was Delia time!

Science Fiction Short Story: 5,000 words

Veröffentlicht am 16.03.2013, 14:17:59 GMT+1
Anniken meint:
Try The Door to Ambermere (The Ambermere Trilogy). It is free until March 18. Itis a fantasy that is character driven. There are a few princes, but this is more Alice in Wonderland than Game of Thrones

Veröffentlicht am 16.03.2013, 12:07:01 GMT+1
For those who enjoy political thrillers this book hits the ground running and doesn't let up.

Hidden In Plain View
Gabriel Horn loved to kill. It felt like a lovers kiss, sweet and satisfying in its embrace. But when Sir Adrian Gold offered him £40,000 to kill the Prime Minister and his deputy, he thought he was joking.
"Cost you one million pounds," he laughed.
Sir Adrian didn't hesitate. "Agreed."
Horn stared at him. He was deadly serious.

Veröffentlicht am 13.03.2013, 00:08:06 GMT+1
F Mundo meint:
The Brubury Tales The Brubury Tales made #5 on Amazon's bestselling poetry list for books in English in Germany. Very unusual book.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 26.02.2013, 17:51:03 GMT+1
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 14.03.2013, 08:03:33 GMT+1
Daughter of the Oceans

Try Daughter of the Oceans. It just came out. It is a story about a fifteen year old girl who get adopted by a family of merpeople (maids and males) The merpeople have an natural enemy and one of them has fallen hopelessly in love the girl. Everyone is trying to keep the fact that they aren't really human a secret from her but she is on to them.
Jenna

Veröffentlicht am 26.02.2013, 15:16:59 GMT+1
Helen Wiles meint:
The hero in "Awake In Hell" is dead and quite literally - in hell. She gets a job at a temp agency and finds adventure...and quite possibly redemption. Awake In Hell (English Edition)

Veröffentlicht am 02.02.2013, 23:53:01 GMT+1
Try "Stirbugs and Screws" a paranormal fantasy based on real characters and incidents; locations and history are fact.

Veröffentlicht am 02.02.2013, 23:50:43 GMT+1
Try "Stirbugs and Screws" a paranormal fantasy based on real incidents and characters; the locations and history are fact.

Veröffentlicht am 01.02.2013, 22:21:22 GMT+1
Try this one, interesting plot: Feed my sheep - just reduced

Veröffentlicht am 12.01.2013, 12:22:32 GMT+1
Turtlegirl meint:
How about Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently series (a series with only two books, mind you)?
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