Sunday, January 1, 2012


H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!!!


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

FROM: Shah Wali Fazli

Have you thought of your New Year’s gifts? Think soldier, think “The Interpreter”.

AUTHOR OF: “The Interpreter”

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.


FROM: Teresa Geering

May I wish all my readers of the Shasta Summer a very happy and prosperous New Year!

AUTHOR OF: “Shasta Summer”

'Shasta Summer' is an entrancing addition to Teresa Geering's romance / fantasy series 'Erasmus, Shasta & Merlin' in which the cunning and resourceful Erasmus continues his devilish attempts to secure the beautiful and enchanting Shasta as his own, while she and Merlin renew their enduring love for each other, impeded by the unfortunate fact that a spell from a previous century has transformed Merlin into a cat.

Written in seductive and mesmerising prose which gives it the feel of an authentic time-honoured fable, 'Shasta Summer' continues the tradition of the much-acclaimed 'The Eye of Erasmus' which records another such attempt by Erasmus when he espies Shasta across the centuries in a vision.

The books in the series can be read and enjoyed in any order and by readers of any age from six to ninety-six


FROM: Laura Wilkinson

Here’s to another bumper year of fantastic reads - paper and electronic. Happy New Year Dear Readers!

AUTHOR OF: “BloodMining”

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

May 2012 bring all of you happiness and success in the New Year. Thank
you all for your continued support during 2011.

AUTHOR OF: “The Cruiserweight”

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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FROM: Kristen Stone

Happy New Year to everyone and a special 'Good Luck' to all taking part in the 2012 Olympics.

AUTHOR OF: “Edge of Extinction”

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

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

AUTHOR OF: “Crutches for Ducks”

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!)


FROM: Gerry McCullough

Have a blessed and exciting New Year. Take all the opportunities that come your way, and enjoy them.  And here's a good one – the opportunity to buy a great new romantic thriller, Danger Danger!

AUTHOR OF: “Danger Danger”

Two lives in parallel – twin sisters separated at birth, but their lives take strangely similar and dangerous roads until the final collision which hurls each of them to the edge of disaster.

Katie and her gambling boyfriend Dec find themselves threatened with peril from the people Dec has cheated. Jo-Anne (Annie) through her boyfriend Steven finds herself in the hands of much more dangerous crooks.

Can they survive and achieve safety and happiness?



Sylvia Ney said...

New follower here. Stopping by from Author Central. Happy New Year!


Books 4 Tomorrow said...

Thanks Sylvia! Welcome!! Please make yourself at home here!! :D