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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

January Authors

WARNING: Content of some books may contain excessive swearing, scenes containing sex, violence or matters of a sensitive nature and may not be suitable for people under the age of eighteen.
KIM JEWELL


Kim Jewell

About Kim Jewell

I’m a marketing executive and have worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for over fifteen years now – both at the corporate level and also in the agency arena.  It has always been a goal of mine to take my writing skills from press releases and ad copy to another level – novel work.  My first novel, Invisible Justice, was inspired by a dream in early 2009 and was completed that summer.  Brute Justice is the sequel to this YA series and is in the process of being finished.
At the urging of an agent who wanted something darker, I took a break from the “Justice Series” to start another young adult novel entitled Misery’s Fire, a storyline my husband dreamt one night and passed along to me to write.  Misery’s Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in Hell.  When his caseworker, Angelo, couldn’t break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new – and much younger body – with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform.  Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school – cliques and chicks included.
The storyline covers some heavy topics for teens – gangs, drugs, bullying, violence and death.  While the topics are dark, the story is delivered with a sarcastic wit that creates a lighter tone and allows the reader to emotionally connect with the main character, despite his transgressions.
My day job…  I am the Director of Development for a regional law firm in Indiana where I oversee the business development and marketing campaigns.  My responsibilities include managing the public relations efforts, corporate identity, web site, advertising and external communications, client entertainment and special events, contributions and sponsorships, and market research for our firm’s six offices.
Misery’s Fire - Pitch

A teenager's account of his time in Hell. When the demons couldn't torture him, they sent him to a place more gruesome - high school.


When I found myself in Hell I learned several things.  One, there really is a devil and he does rule over Hell.  Two, an eye for an eye does not extend to the lives of the gang members who did not personally kill your sister.  Three, when you splash gasoline all over a body shop you also splash the gasoline on yourself.  The fourth and most important lesson I learned was before you light the match with the intentions of burning down the gas station and killing the man who murdered your sister, you would be wise to leave the building instead of waking him up so he could see you pass your judgment on his life.
In Hell, everyone is assigned their own demon caseworker.  His job is to make sure you are as unhappy as possible and Hell lives up to its reputation.  As far as I could tell it was working as intended for everyone else.  My caseworker would spend hour upon hour talking with me, trying to find out what, if anything, could be used to unlock in me the promises of Hell.  During one of his most frustrated moments, he took a cue from me, a comment that seemed innocent enough at the time.  He was asking me about why the last Hell he created for me had no effect when I told him that after living through three years of high school I thought I could endure all he had to offer.  So he promptly beamed me back to the fiery pits of high school.
To Read some of Kim's book CLICK HERE
To visit Kim's website CLICK HERE
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RON SEWELL


Ron Sewell

About Ron Sewell
Ron A. Sewell was born in Leith, Edinburgh.  At the age of fourteen, he ran away from home.  Heading for the south of France, he found work as a deckhand on luxury yachts.  On his return to the United Kingdom, he enlisted in the Royal Navy, eventually becoming a commissioned officer.  During his career, he travelled the world, qualifying as an engineer, deck officer, boarding officer, a diver, and parachutist and for a time part of an Air Sea Rescue team.  This has given him much experience and many ideas.
Ron has been writing for twenty-three years.  He has written numerous short stories (many of them published) and five complete novels to date.  Two of the novels, entitled The Collectors, are currently with his agent, who is attempting to sell them to a publisher.
You Can't Hide Forever
by Ron A Sewell
Davy Jenkins goes AWOL from the Royal Navy. With his existence in peril all he can do is run as echoes from his past haunt every step. He meets Emma, a resourceful woman. With whom he begins a new life only to have it viciously destroyed. Driven by revenge, Davy embarks on a bloody reprisal. On the run he sets sails for Spain but an Atlantic storm almost defeats him. He can’t hide forever and never knows when his past will catch up in the form of Janice Porter, an investigative journalist. With fate twisting his future, a covert government agency seizes him, the head of which knows that broken people make the best pawns. Under duress, Davy co-operates. His task: To gather enough facts to convict the drug barons of Europe. Strange encounters and difficult situations stretch his survival skills to the limit.
To read some of Ron's book CLICK HERE
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Diana Mair


Diana Mair

About Diana Mair
Diana Mair caused a sensation when her first novel came up for appraisal on a harpercollins’ peer review website. Readers were reaching for superlatives after sampling her captivating voice; a voice her father would be proud of – for he was himself an accomplished playwright and novelist, with ten novels published by William Heinemann. Diana was surprised at the reception her book received, never dreaming that she could hold a candle to her father’s work.
Diana grew up in Scotland immersed in a world of spilled inkwells and clicking typewriters, ash dropping from forgotten cigarettes perched on top of piles of books. Hiding in dusty corners among musty bookshelves, she spent her childhood either with her nose in a book or busy writing one. Sadly, the family dissolved, and Diana’s dreams of writing were overwhelmed by the more pressing need to knuckle down and earn a living. She left school at fifteen with no qualifications and a burning need to get on and build her own life.
Daisychains of Silence is drawn from her life experiences, but Diana's life is nothing like that of Daisy's, and Daisy is nothing like Diana, who fainted when she had her ears pierced at twenty-one ... the jeweller kindly ran her home.
Nowadays, Diana lives in a village in the south of England with her musician husband and tabby kitten. She has two children, loves writing, and is having fun allowing herself to dream about aspirations long denied


Daisychains of Silence
A story of love, lies and memory
Charged with the fragility of family and the power of forgiveness, Daisy's story unfolds over three days of memories and misunderstandings during a visit to her mother, Ellen, who's in the early stages of dementia.
An idyllic childhood in the highlands of Scotland ends abruptly when Daisy is sent to boarding school, but that's just the beginning of her unravelling. Fall-out from her parents' disintegrating marriage spirals her into chaos and the 1970s Punk scene, but childhood memories intrude. Was her father’s death suicide, or, as she suspects, did her mother kill her father?
Daisy keeps it all inside, but she has had enough. She marries Jake, a musician, determined to build her life from scratch, based on honesty not lies.
All goes well for twenty five years, when Jake faces a crisis of his own. Daisy reverts to old ways of coping as betrayal and family secrets are exposed, loosening the threads woven so tightly into the fabric of her life.
The story examines the bonds between mother, daughter, father, lover; the nature of truth and the fierce drive to love. It illustrates how secrets, however well intentioned, bring only pain. How forgiveness transcends all hurts.
To read more of Diana's book CLICK HERE
Diana’s websites:
http://daisychainsofsilence.wordpress.com
http://silentnovelist.wordpress.com/
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Jake Barton


Jake Barton

About Jake Barton
During the course of an unconventional life, touched by wanderlust, involving much movement around the globe, Jake Barton has worked as a blast-furnace loader in a steel-works, taught English and History, been a work-study engineer, a restaurateur, civil servant, Nightclub bouncer, antique dealer, owned a small French vineyard and also had another job that he’s not supposed to talk about.
He writes crime fiction with a raw edge, drawn from extended exposure to the criminal classes, drug dealers heroin addicts, housing estates which are ‘no-go’ areas and assorted miscreants, many of whom were personal friends. His writing also contains sexual descriptions, these being entirely drawn from his imagination without any background knowledge or detailed research. He would have preferred his areas of expertise to have been the other way around.
A dark and disturbing glimpse into the mind of a sociopath and the apparently impossible attempt by a young woman to expose his crimes.
Marcus was special. He'd always known it. Even at the age of six when he'd decided to kill his father. His privileged background should have produced a doctor, an academic, perhaps a diplomat. Instead, he killed people for fun.
Donna O'Prey is the most junior member of a small private security firm. A routine search for a missing teenage girl escalates into something much more serious when a ransom demand is received. Donna becomes convinced that Marcus is responsible for the abduction. Eleven years previously, while still a child, Marcus had been convicted of the brutal murder of two young children, but a Home Office review board has now sanctioned his release.
Donna needs all her battling qualities as she attempts to rescue the missing girl, but how will she cope when her own safety is threatened?
To read some of Jake's book CLICK HERE
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Chris Burton


Chris Burton

About Chris Burton
Chris Burton is a business advisor and part time writer, who lives on the edge of the South Downs National Park in rural Hampshire, England, with his wife, two young children (with a third on the way), two dogs and a cat. Alpha One – The Jump Pilot is his first novel.
Contact: chrisburton@btconnect.com Mob: 07759248490
Jake is a trainee Jump Pilot and war is rife in the galaxy...
The Sentinels are very sensitive about a region of space, light years from their territorial boundaries. They are guided by the Betanica Sect, who seek to protect the galaxy and in particular the Tri Star Region from invasion by the Kryl. The Kryl are the devil incarnate…
Jake is a final year Alpha Academy student and he has chosen Jump Ship Command to launch his career. He and Steve are two of the brightest academy pilots. They are also vying for the affection of the same girl. Carla is looking for her sister, who left home 6 years before to join the Collective, led by the sinister and mysterious Professor Winterburn. Winterburn casts a spell over everyone he meets.
The Sentinels and the Betanica Sect lock horns with Alpha in a battle to assume control of the Tri Star System. Alpha's aim is to open the Blue Worm hole; a gateway to another galaxy. The gathering masses are joined by Winterburn and his flock and by Jake and Steve whose sole intention is to rescue Carla Stevenson from Winterburn’s clutches.
To read some of Chris's book CLICK HERE
Further details available through Eternal Press: http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615722426
And the Authors website:
http://www.chrisburton2212.weebly.com

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