Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Another Taster for you to try

If you go to the page, More tasters from SA (Struggling Authors) you will see a new one from Reg R Jones . the book is entitled 'Division of the Damned' and is a war time Fantasy. Well worth a read. Check it out.
 The second Geoffrey Summers book is now at the publishers and will be available by Christmas, Dare I suggest it would make a good present for the crime thriller enthusiast?  It's called 'A Time for Crying' and you can read an extract on the page  About A Time for Crying.  Go on, have a read, you never know you may like it. There are some more authentic places in the book (as in 'A Time for Crying'), not so many this time but maybe one of them is not too far away from you. More details on that at a later stage.

For now, take care and stay safe.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Introducing Geoffrey Summers

For those of you unfortunate people who have not taken the opportunity to purchase the book 'A Time for Living'. Let me introduce you to the main protaginist of the 'A Time for ..... series'
Geoffrey Summers was born in New York City when Laurence Hardy was there, attending a 'writers convention'
It all came about when an American who had invented a security device, mainly for art works, said that it was 100% guaranteed and that no-one could beat it. If they did he would pay one million dollars.
The device had been attached to the frame of a valuable painting. Any movement whatsoever of the device would trigger an alarm. Steel shutters would drop on all doors and windows throughout the building and the local police would be informed automatically. The device worked on a radio signal, the frequency of which varied according to the time of day and was altered automatically every two hours. There were thousands of combinations involved. Summers attended the opening of the event and saw that the painting was displayed in an alcove. A soptlight illuminated it and there were two cctv cameras always watching. All other security measures were considered unnecessary. Using a laser measuring device and checking on the routines of the gallery. Summers devised a plan. Crates delivered to the gallery late friday afternoons were placed in a storeroom until Monday morning.  He used this subterfuge to gain entry to the gallery over the weekend with all the requirements in the packing case.  He disabled the cctv cameras by placing a small transmitter transmitting a picure of the room to the securuty office. He stuck wooden batten on the walls of the alcove about two inches from the back wall ( clearing the picure frame) From the packing case he produced a fold up section that fitted across the battens creatiing a false wall. A picture hook was placed on the wall and the spotlight moved  back a couple of inches. To all apearances it seemd that the picture had been stolen. On Monday morning he removed the transmitter from the cctv cameras showing the blank wall, telephoned the security company and asked them to bring the million dollars and he would return the painting. They paid the money and asked for the painting back. Summers gave them a hammer and pointed to the wall. When they turned around Summers had gone. That's the basic story, told in less than the one thousand five hundred words needed for the original.  Any comments regarding any of the procedures will be answered if you find the story unbelievable.  Meanwhie  you can catch up with Summers in a later adventure if you read The Taster and remember If you like the taster you'll love the book

More next week

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

A Time for Crying

Sincere apologies for not updating my home page but I have been busy rewriting and editing the next book in the Geoffrey Summers series ' A Time for Crying' which will now be available for Christmas. If you are looking for a unique present then why not order 'A Time for Crying'  at Amazon. (NOT YET)  'I'll let you know when, but you can consider it and tick it off on your list, especially if you have read 'A Time for Living'. If not I suggest you get that NOW, once again through Amazon to keep you up to date with the series. It is also available through ALL good booksellers. You can get a sneak preview of  'A Time for Crying' on this site. Just go to  'About a Time for Crying' and read the "Prologue".   For those really interested in the series, and there must be some somewhere, 'A Time for Dying' has already been started and basic details will be on this site in a couple of weeks. In the next few weeks I will be introducing Geoffrey Summers in more detail with facts not recorded in any of the books.  Don't miss out, keep popping into this site.You'll enjoy the tasters and if you like the tasters you'll love the books.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The End of the Road

The journey by canal boat ended at Norbury Junction, as in the book 'A Time for Living'   
I have been pleasantly surprised by E mails from some of the places mentioned on this blog during the last few weeks  It would seem that readers of the book and blog have actually visited .some of the pubs and tasted the ales.  Well done. At least something has come out of the hard work  ( Stops to mop brow)
If any readers goes anywhere near any of the places featured here over the last few weeks, then pop in, mention my name and the book. You never know, you may get a free drink.
I have also received many comments about the next book in the series. Well, I can now tell you that the book 'A Time for Crying' will be published and be available before Christmas. Watch this space for more details, and you can read an excerpt on the page 'A Time for Crying'

Finally, may I draw your attention to the tasters offered by myself and other struggling authors. In the next few days you will see another taster for free from another struggling author. Check them out and remember
                If you like the taster you'll love the book