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October 2019 Update

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

In the October 2019 update:


Guest Author:


Julius Falconer is my Guest Author with his crime novel ‘A Death Twice Avenged. Here is the link:


https://nealjames.webs.com/guest-author


Guest Author is open to all comers with a book to publicise, or a short story to tell.



Monthly Memoir:


‘Layers of Innocence – is a short story with a twist in the tale, and is set in Nottingham, a city with which I am very familiar. This is the link to follow:


https://nealjames.webs.com/monthly-short-story



Short Stories Volume Three:


Now edited and at the final reading stage, this is set for release in 2020 and comprises 25 stories from a variety of genres. A new feature, which will continue into volumes four and five, is the introduction of title suggestions from readers of my other books. Here is a preview link:


https://nealjames.webs.com/short-stories-volume-three



Three Little Maids:


This is now available as an audio book, produced by BNBS Books. This is the link to Amazon:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Little-Maids-Neal-James/dp/1910565962


All other books (and there are ten of them) are freely available for preview – each has its own page on the site.


http://www.nealjames.webs.com


All of these are available across the world from the usual outlets, or, in the UK, you can buy a copy direct from me.

Annie Douglass Lima

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Annie Douglass Lima is my Guest Author for August with an excerpt from her novel, ‘King of Malorn’, one of a series from her collection ‘Annals of Alasia’.


Here’s the link:


https://nealjames.webs.com/guest-author

King of Malorn

Posted on July 5, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (1)

A good story should stand on its own merits without the need for gratuitous blood and gore, overt sexual content, and what we euphemistically call ‘strong language’.


On all these counts, Annie Douglas Lima succeeds completely with her fantasy saga, ‘King of Malorn’.


We are taken on a roller coaster ride through the kingdoms of Malorn and Alasia amidst a web of intrigue, treachery, and at least one coup d’état.


There’s romance, of course, and where would a decent saga be without it?


From one who is not a great reader of fantasy, this book held me throughout and I was delighted to read something that had clearly been edited thoroughly prior to publication.


A very enjoyable book.


You can buy it here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TPCR2K4/


And here:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Malorn-Annals-Alasia-Annie-Douglass/dp/1074287061/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=King+of+Malorn&qid=1562330778&s=gateway&sr=8-1

August 2019 Guest Author

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Mark Beggs is my Guest Author for July 2019, with his book 'One Last Time'.


You can take a peek by checking out the Guest Author page for the next 30 days, after which it will change again.


This is what Mark says about himself:


I started my first business when I was 23 and have being either running my own business since than or being part of the management of he business I have being running.


They have included Indigo , the internet service provider that we sold to Eircom, Doherty Advertising, Onlinedvdrentals, Sta Travel to name a few.


Over the last four years I have being helping companies that have had challenges to overcome. These challenges may include management team issues, cash problems, development of strategic direction, development of survival plans etc.


A lot of my time is now spent running and developing onlinedvdrentals.co.uk


And here's a quick summary of the book:


David Munroe is disillusioned with his career and his life as a whole.


The death of his wife leaves him floundering and to fill the void he finds a new love. His new love is costing him a lot, so he begins to borrow money from his employers without their knowledge.


On the verge of being caught and losing everything he holds dear in life, he has to find a way to repay the money in four weeks. The banks turn him down for a loan so he decides to take the money from the banks the hard way.


With incredible ingenuity and disguise he keeps the police on the wrong track and is all set to carry out one last job to clear the slate. Susan Williams is thirty something; a newly promoted detective who wants to prove herself. Her first assignment as detective sets her and David Monroe on a cat and mouse chase.


Susan is closing in on David but she is in for the greatest shock of her life. Can she survive this roller coaster ride of emotions and still do her job with a clear conscience.


You can buy it on Amazon:     


https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Last-Time-Mark-Beggs/dp/1905809263/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=One+Last+Time+Mark+Beggs&qid=1561994602&s=books&sr=1-1



Stuart Wright - 'They're All Foreigners Abroad

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Stuart Wright was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, and now lives in Spain.


‘They’re all foreigners abroad’ is about YOU on holiday. What is it that make us Brits stand out from other tourists? We are a strange nation but  we’re not much different from everyone else, apart from maybe the alcohol consumption. Let’s face it; we Brits are not difficult to take the mickey out of whilst on our hard earned holiday.


He is now in the process of re-writing his first book which will be called ‘Tea and Tortillas’. He is also just finishing off a third book which is aimed at teens and young adults called ‘More interesting than your teacher’.


Why do the Brits have such a bad reputation whilst on their holidays abroad?


What is it about us that make us stand out from other tourists? We are a strange nation, but I don’t think that we’re much different to everyone else, apart from maybe the alcohol consumption. You don’t have to be British in order to wear socks with sandals and you certainly don’t have to be British in order to be a bigot, a slob or a snob. Stereotyping can be dangerous, but I guess we all do it from time to time and let’s be honest; we Brits are not difficult to take the mickey out of whilst on our hard earned holidays.


You never know, you may recognize yourself; I would be surprised if you don’t. If the cap fits, wear it. It could be me, it could be you, and it could be him or her over there. If you say that you don’t recognize yourself within this book then quite frankly, I don’t believe you. Go on, have a laugh at yourself. We’re all guilty of being petty and stupid in one way or another, especially on holiday!


If you haven’t done it then you’ve seen it, and if you haven’t seen it then you’ve thought it. You won’t have to look very far to find yourself in this book!


This book is a lighthearted hilarious A- Z inventory of what you can expect to see or experience on your holiday abroad; ranging from the serious to the ridiculous - so relax, sit back soak up the sun and enjoy!


Buy it at Amazon:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theyre-foreigners-abroad-Stuart-Wright-ebook/dp/B006ZFE4A6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=They%27re+all+foreigners+abroad&qid=1559297388&s=books&sr=1-1


Progress

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

With 'Short Stories Volume Three' now back from my Beta readers and put away for a while, I've been pressing on with 'Short Stories Volume Four'.


This latest anthology is now complete at around 75,000 words, and the source documents have been compiled into a manuscript waiting to be read in its first draft form.


Having struggled, in the past, for story titles, I have been able to enlist the help of a few friends. They have set me the challenges of writing a short piece for their chosen word or phrase. Suffice it to say that none of them got the story that they were expecting - but then, that's just me.


Now for volume five!


Short Stories Volume Four

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Yet another collection is well on the way to completion, with 60,000 out of a toal target of 75,000 words now committed to paper.


Thanks this time to a number of fans who gave contributed in the form of story titles.


This is something that is always a struggle, but fresh ideas provide a great source of stimulus.

Short Stories Volume Three

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The first draft of the third volume of short stories had now been completed and returned from my Beta readers.


Thanks to Angie and Malcom Marshall for their time in assessing the manuscript.


June 2019 Update

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

June 2019 website update:


The site has been redesigned and rebuilt using the latest webbuilder software from Webs.com


This month’s changes include a new Guest Author and a fresh Short Story.


May Guest Author

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Michael Rigley is my Guest Author for May 2019, with his short story ‘You Owe’. Follow this link to read it:


https://nealjames.webs.com/guestauthor.htm



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