Saturday, December 24, 2011

CHRISTMAS WISHES from AUTHORS to READERS


M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !!!!
  CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM AUTHORS TO READERS

 Shah Wali Fazli
Teresa Geering
Laura Wilkinson
L Anne Carrington
Kristen Stone
Philip Whiteland
Gerry McCullough


FROM: Shah Wali Fazli

MESSAGE:
Have you thought of your Christmas and New Year gifts? Think soldier, think “The Interpreter”.

AUTHOR OF: “The Interpreter”

OVERVIEW
As an Afghan interpreter helping the NATO forces counter the Taliban in the country of his birth, Shabir Khan is lost between two worlds – that of his countrymen whose every suffering he experiences to his core and of the stunning landscapes of his homeland, and that of crusading foreign forces trying to counter the brutality of a group of fighters determined to stamp out the modernity of universal education, health care and equality among the Afghan people.

As far as Mullah Aslam, who leads a band of Taliban guerrillas, is concerned, Shabir Khan and his fellow interpreters are traitors and American dogs who deserve to be captured, stabbed a thousand times and decapitated as soon as he can get his hands on them. For the NATO forces they support, they are emblematic of the ideal they are fighting for, and essential translators not only of the language itself, but of the psychology, culture and the terrain of the country they have been mandated to pacify.

'The Interpreter' is a fictionalised first hand account, written by a real Afghan interpreter, of what it is like to patrol the wilds of Afghanistan, and to seek to enhance the daily lives of its people, under the relentless threat of imminent death and mutilation from sudden rocket and mortar attacks, ambushes, landmines and suicide bombers, and of the fates of the ordinary Afghan families who lose children, husbands and wives in their very homes as they are caught up in the maelstrom of the crossfire and of a ruthless propaganda war that counts lives wasted as daily victories.

It is also the story of the vendetta between Mullah Aslam as the scourge of the NATO forces and Shabir Khan as their collaborator, and of the day they meet face-to-face, knowing that soon one or both of them must die.

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FROM: Teresa Geering

MESSAGE:
May I wish all my readers of the Eye of Erasmus a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

AUTHOR OF: “The Eye of Erasmus”

OVERVIEW
'The Eye of Erasmus' tells of Erasmus, a baby born during a thunder storm, who is clearly destined to be special and, initially, especially obnoxious with his flashing black eyes and haughty ways, until he finds love. The trouble is that the girl literally of his dreams hasn't actually been born yet. No problem ...... Oh, but there is ....... Danger lurks ........ "'The Eye of Erasmus' is a tale gently and beautifully told. Like the Harry Potter novels, it is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is definitely a book that I will read again and again," George Polley, author of 'The Old Man & The Monkey' and 'Grandfather and the Raven'.

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FROM: Laura Wilkinson

MESSAGE:
Christmas wishes to readers everywhere. May the holidays be everything you hope for.

AUTHOR OF: “BloodMining”

OVERVIEW
Megan Evens appears to have it all: brains, beauty, a successful career as a foreign correspondent. But deep down she is lonely and rootless. Pregnant, craving love but unable to trust after the destructive affair with her baby's father she returns to the security of her birthplacein Wales.
When Megan's son is later diagnosed with a terminal condition, a degenerative, hereditary disease, everything she believed to be true about her origins is thrown into question. To save her son Megan must unearth the truth; she must excavate family history and memory. Enlisting the help of former colleague Jack North, a man with a secret of his own, Megan embarks on a journey of self discovery and into the heart of what it means to be a parent.

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FROM: L Anne Carrington

MESSAGE:
Wishing all of my readers and their loved ones a joyful, blessed and delightful Merry Christmas.

AUTHOR OF: “The Cruiserweight”

OVERVIEW
In this punchy, romantic take on the wrestling world where only some of the physical contact takes place in the ring, sports journalist Karen Montgomery has been following for years the career of Brett Kerrigan, one of the smallest cruiserweight wrestlers in the business, and can recall in detail every bout he has ever fought, recognising his outstanding skills as a wrestler and his intuitive flair for entertaining the crowd. 

She has even written an award-winning article about him. Now she desperately wants to meet him. 

One night, after many failed attempts to reach him, she looks up to find him standing right there in front of her. They get talking and they immediately hit it off. 

However, as they become involved and grow ever-closer, Brett loses his contract and must strike out on his own. Will their relationship survive the pressures on both of them, their differences in ages, and the other women in Brett's life? 

Or will one of them decide they are not the ideal tag-team after all?

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L.ANNE CARRINGTON - Authors on Show Columnist and Weblog Manager
http://www.authorsonshow.com/lori 
Debut novel "The Cruiserweight" in paperback and Kindle from Amazon.com
http://amzn.to/exTbS1 
Official Website:
 http://www.lannecarrington.com 
The Book Shelf Blog: 
http://newandgoodreading.wordpress.com 

FROM: Kristen Stone

MESSAGE:
Wishing everyone around the world a very Happy Christmas and much better New Year.

AUTHOR OF: “Edge of Extinction”

OVERVIEW
Why were his people dying? 

This was a question Kianda Mala needed to answer. 

Considered a god because he had a tail, accepted as a leader, Kianda emerges from the jungle to confront the modern world.

What he discovers is a world beyond his comprehension where his people are deemed worthless and big business rules.

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FROM: Philip Whiteland

MESSAGE:
Many thanks to everyone who has bought and enjoyed Steady Past Your Granny's and Crutches For Ducks this year. May Christmas bring you everything you wish for and I hope you have a wonderful New Year full of contented reading.

AUTHOR OF: “Crutches for Ducks”

OVERVIEW
Enter the slightly odd world of Phil Whiteland and slip back a few decades to a time when a John Bull Printing Outfit was the height of toy technology, when the telephone never stretched more than two feet from the front door, when every boy's knee was covered by a three inch square of brown sticking plaster and when a trolley-bus into town was a great adventure. This bumper collection of 'nostalgedy' stories (what happens when you mix nostalgia and comedy) coupled with some contemporary observations, guarantees a smile on every page and a chuckle in every chapter. Settle down for a step back in time and a giant leap forward in enjoyment, and if anyone asks you what you're doing, just tell them "Leos for meddlers…" (Complete with pictures - you have been warned!)

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FROM: Gerry McCullough

MESSAGE:
Have a really happy Christmas, you guys! And enjoy yourselves reading lots of great new books, on your Kindle or otherwise!

AUTHOR OF: “Belfast Girls”

OVERVIEW
Belfast Girls' is the story of three girls - Sheila, Phil and Mary - growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves.

Sheila, a supermodel, is kidnapped. Phil is sent to prison. Mary, surviving a drug overdose, has a spiritual awakening.

It is also the story of the men who matter to them -

John Branagh, former candidate for the priesthood, a modern Darcy, someone to love or hate. Will he and Sheila ever get together? Davy Hagan, drug dealer, 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Is Phil also mad to have anything to do with him?

Although from different religious backgrounds, starting off as childhood friends, the girls manage to hold onto that friendship in spite of everything.

A book about contemporary Ireland and modern life. A book which both men and women can enjoy - thriller, romance, comedy, drama - and much more ....

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