Hola a todos. Como suelo los viernes toca novedad literaria. Antonio Lagares después de su gran éxito La Rastreadora nos trae una novela que aunque no lleva mucho tiempo publicada está gustando una barbaridad. Por si no la conocéis todavía, aquí os la traigo.

Bobo de Antonio Lagares

Bobo de Antonio Lagares

Bobo

 

Del autor del best seller «La Rastreadora» Premio Pandemia 2013 y del libro de relatos «Obsesión» 6º edición.

 

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«LA NOVELA MÁS CONMOVEDORA QUE HE LEÍDO EN EL 2014» Marlene Morleon

«¡Es un libro increíblemente adictivo!» Elena

«Deliciosa, sencillamente» La isla de las mil palabras

«Maravilloso e impredecible» Svetlana

Estos son algunos de los calificativos que le otorgan sus lectores, porque se trata de una novela para recordad siempre, una historia de amor llevada hasta el final con todas sus consecuencias.

 

Un periodista es asignado a cubrir la ejecución de un condenado a muerte. La tarea se convierte en un reto pues su trabajo incluye una entrevista, para cubrir el testimonio del último día de vida de un cautivo. El reportero terminó reuniendo material suficiente para un libro. No fue hasta diez años más tarde que recrea en su memoria el tiempo que pasó con ese hombre. Aquel que prefería ser llamado con el nombre de «Bobo», quien nunca se arrepintió de sus actos y vivió convencido de que hizo lo correcto.

La historia de Bobo comienza a pulsar en la mente del periodista hasta que la transforma en una novela. La vida de un asesino con una memoria prodigiosa, una cultura incoherente con su condición y su nombre. Un individuo sin pudor, sin culpa, aferrando a la firme convicción de que actuó correctamente.

Su texto recorre los recovecos de la vida de Bobo. Su infancia, sus relaciones personales y familiares, la terrible historia de su hermano y apoyo, los conflictos entre sus padres, la relación con el pilar de su vida que fue su perro de agua. El destino de Bobo está escrito. El juicio y la reflexión final serán, como siempre, a discreción del lector.

Ana Saavedra

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00L8I9NTM/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L8I9NTM/

Gracias a Antonio Lagares for su visita, a vosotros por leer,  y si os ha interesado, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

As I told you last week I’ve decided to dedicate a few posts to share the works of other authors bloggers whose blogs I have already recommended but I’ve realised I haven’t yet talked to you about his books. And no time like now.

Today I bring you an Australian blogger who fascinates me for his versatility, and the great variety of topics he covers in his blog. If you haven’t checked Laurie Smith, I advise you to do it as soon as you can. And here he is!

L. W. Smith

L. W. Smith

L. W. Smith

Writing gritty, adult crime based novels seemed like a natural extension to Laurie Smith’s working life. Retired now after a life of working in the military, prisons, police and security he believes that he has something to write about and says, ‘You can’t be immersed in prison life, then work the streets as a copper without picking up the feel of crime and criminals. These experiences transfer easily to my books, set mainly in Queensland they add a local flavour not found in most novels of this genre.’

Laurie arrived in Australia as a boy from England in 1961 and lived in Sydney for a while before moving to Queensland. After joining the army he was stationed back in Sydney for two years before going to Vietnam. He felt drawn to Kings Cross, Sydney’s notorious red light district. This is where his first novel, Mountain of Death was born. He writes the Death series as L W Smith.

Retired now he fills his time when not writing another novel in his Death series, with photography, blogging and travel. He lives with his wife Lorelle on their rural hideaway in south-east Queensland.

Here his unmissable blog:

http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com/

And now his books!

Mountain of Death

Mountain of Death

Mountain of Death

Ten years on the inside can change a man. It changed Jack Hardy, it made him meaner. He knew his first step outside the gates would be the hardest, what he didn’t count on was coming up against someone from his past who brings mean to a whole new level. Everybody enjoys a big payday, none more than Hardy. They called him Hardman in Sydney’s Kings Cross and not just for his disposition. You have to start somewhere and he cut his teeth as a strip club bouncer and thief. A chance encounter brings Eddie Barnes, a Melbourne jockey on the run, into his life and along with a U S serviceman on R&R from Vietnam they pull off an Army payroll. Success breeds confidence and going on the run isn’t part of the deal. Neither is falling in love. Jack’s journey will take you on the road, along the way it’s a mixed bag of sex, violence, pain, loss and death culminating in an orgy of destruction on the Mountain of Death.

From the first page you’ll be drawn into Jack’s world. Stand next to him in his cell as he mulls over his failures and triumphs. There are the women he’s used and those that have used him for their own ends. Feel the excitement mount as he nears the end of ten long years inside where every waking moment could have been his last. Now all he wants is the woman he loves and his three million dollars. All good reasons to be happy, yet he knows that the minute he walks out of the front gate he’ll be the target for anyone with the guts to take him on. He’s left a trail behind him of those who have tried and failed. His journey will take you down dark alleys where you’ll feel knuckles striking flesh, into prison remand yards where a kick in the balls is the least of your worries. You’ll find yourself in dingy strip clubs and grubby flats, tasting the sweet delights of willing female flesh, and good scotch whiskey. Or in the middle of a shootout where bullets don’t discriminate, they kill. This is not a book for the weak of heart, so I suggest you bring along a supply of arnica cream for the bruises and a couple of shots of penicillin – you may need both.

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Death-Book-1-ebook/dp/B007N66TRM/

Valley of Death

Valley of Death

Valley of Death

Drug addicted, abused and homeless, no one seems to care what happens to street kids in Fortitude Valley. When an underage girl is found dead from an apparent heroin overdose Detective Annie Leeson puts her reputation, career and life on the line to find answers.

So what do you do when your worst nightmares become a living reality? When people from your past aren’t who you think they are. Who can you trust? More importantly, who are you?

Constable Annie Leeson is hard, smart and sexy. A young woman who lives her life with lusty abandon and if she can’t talk her way out of trouble, she’ll fight. She has a good job, relationships and wealth and can handle most things the police force throws at her. It’s difficult enough being a woman and bi sexual in the job. So if you don’t want her in your face then don’t gossip about her adopted dad, Homicide Detective Johnny Leeson. The mail van robbery and his sudden retirement posed more questions than answers. The only downside to life is her dreams and they bring with them more questions than answers. Why do they terrify her? Who are the people in them, and where is her real father?

Fortitude Valley is an inner Brisbane riverside suburb steeped in crime, sex and violence a magnet for the good time crowd. It also attracts the homeless, mentally ill and runaways who fall prey to predators of all ages. Drug dealers ply their trade in the clubs and back alleys and the innocents don’t stay that way for long. Street kids and drug users are not high on society’s list of endangered species. They are seen as a blight, a nuisance something to be ignored. Annie can’t ignore them and when a girl is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose, it brings up frightening connections to her own life. The questions pile up and so do the bodies. She becomes caught up in a perverted web of child abuse, pornography and murder, run by men whose only aims are lust and profit. Who can you trust when those in positions of power do nothing?

Rod and Grace Davis, friends of Detective Johnny Leeson when he was alive, are her only link to the past and she turns to them for help. Lives and reputations are destroyed and she discovers that there is more to love than raw sex. No one she cares about is safe, and driven by her dark past she treads a path that leads only one way – downhill.

http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Death-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00A6QR8A8/

River of Death

River of Death

River of Death

A young woman’s body is found hanging in an abandoned shipping container, at Pinkenba, near Fortitude Valley. This is Detective Senior Constable Simon Fynch’s first case and it’s nearly his last. DSC Annie Leeson, from Brisbane Homicide is assigned to the investigation. When the next body washes up on the shores of the Brisbane River, they find themselves on the hunt for a killer with a bent for the mythological and the bizarre. He has a preference for red haired, green eyed victims, and if they’re pregnant it’s a bonus. On a downward spiral he strives to find his perfect, pure woman and if she doesn’t exist, then he’ll make her. Refined, charming and sadistic he’ll keep killing until he reaches his goal.
If one killer isn’t enough another is on the run from Sydney’s Long Bay Jail and heading north to Queensland. He’s cold, brutal and someone from Detective Annie Leeson’s past. Annie may have hardened and matured since Valley of Death but her relationships are still in turmoil. Old friendships are reignited, new friends are made. Loved ones move on and new lovers fill the emptiness in her life, while she juggles work, relationships and motherhood. Her daughter, Susan is the cornerstone of her life and the centre of her frustration. A gifted child, she has a ‘special friend’ who keeps her company, much to the annoyance of her mother. Killers aren’t Annie’s only problem, her reputation is brought vividly into the spotlight again. Will it affect the investigation, more importantly will it put Susan’s life at risk?
River of Death will keep you reading as the breadth and scope of the killer’s reach unfolds. No one is safe from either killer as they are drawn together by a common bond. Understaffed and overworked the police at Fortitude Valley put everything into tracking down a monster, despite the toll wrought on them.

There are true horror stories out there and they aren’t about vampires and werewolves. We have made these creatures up, to hide the obvious fact that we are the monsters.

http://www.amazon.com/River-Death-L-W-Smith-ebook/dp/B00JAXRZYW/

Thanks so much to Laurie for always sharing the most wonderful content on his blog, thanks to you all for reading, and please, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!

Hola a todos:

“Si leéis esto” … Sí, como en una novela o una película si leéis esto … No, espero estar bien cuando lo leáis. Mi caso no es tan dramático como suele serlo en las películas y las novelas. Pero me voy a explicar …

Los que llevéis algún tiempo leyendo mi blog por un tiempo recordaréis que hace unos meses que dejé mi trabajo para explorar otras cosas, dedicarme más a la escritura, traducir la obra de otros escritores (si había demanda) y aprender sobre el negocio de las librerías. Después de mi primera visita a Hay-on-Wye (podéis leer más aquí) decidí que me encantaría pasar más tiempo allí. Me correspondí con Anne Brichto de Addyman Books y ella amablemente accedió a que yo aprendiera el negocio de la gestión día a día de una librería de segunda mano con ellos.

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

Fabuloso interior de Addyman Books

Empecé a trabajar (bueno, a aprender) en junio y ha sido genial. Tenía la esperanza de quedarme todo el verano, pero como todos vosotros debéis saber a estas alturas, las cosas no siempre salen según lo planeado y la vida toma sus propias decisiones sin preguntarle a nadie. El hombre (y la mujer) propone…y todo eso.

Me in Addyman Annex. I can't see without glasses, that's my excuse for the face

Yo en Addyman Annex. No veo sin gafas, esa es mi excusa por poner esa cara

Yo había planeado publicar una serie de blogs sobre mi experiencia en Hay, y aunque escribí un diario mientras estuve allí, confío en poder volver pronto y seguir adelante con ello, así que he decidido posponer la serie hasta que pueda volver a empezar en serio. Pero no quería irme sin despedirme. Como programo mis posts por adelantado, si estáis leyendo este mensaje quiere decir que el asunto que me alejó de Hay se está alargando y tardaré más de lo que me gustaría en volver. Así que para cuando leáis esto ya hará unas semanas que dejé Hay.

Lo más destacado …

Llegar a conocer un poco mejor Anne, Derek y todo el personal de Addyman Books. Gracias Anne por intentar impartirme sus conocimiento sobre el negocio (lo del perro viejo me viene a la mente), y los entresijos del arte de la catalogación y el mundo maravilloso de Amazon. Y también por la amistad y las sugerencias de lugares para visitar y cosas que hacer en Hay. Siento que no nos diera el tiempo para expandir más las actividades, pero espero que podamos continuar pronto. Gracias a Marion que tuvo la mala suerte de tenerme bajo supervisión en Addyman Annex la mayor parte del tiempo (Simon se libró porque estaba de vacaciones), y me impartió su sabiduría, no solo con respecto a los libros, sino también su conocimiento de Hay y de la vida en general. Yo recuerdo con especial cariño la noche en que fuimos a celebrar el cumpleaños de Marion en Hereford. “¡Oh what a night!” podría haberse escrito sobre esa noche. Molly,  siento no poder seguir hablando sobre tus aventuras, pero voy a intentar ponerme al día pronto …

Hay es un lugar maravilloso lleno de carácter y de caracteres. Me encanta el cine (Richard Booth no solo es el rey de Hay y tiene una hermosa librería / café, sino que también se ha diversificado en muchas direcciones… desde un estudio de yoga hasta una sala de cine), el castillo, el mercado …

 

Y me ha encantado pasar un tiempo en casa de Annie (¡hola Mike!) Y disfrutar de su jardín y sus frutos (frambuesas, guisantes, habas, judías … y más que estaban por madurar), las gallinas (que aunque ahora no se escapen han decidido esconder sus huevos y cada día es como una caza de huevos de Pascua), Flora (la gata) y Ivy (la perra). Hemos ido al teatro juntas, de compras, al cine, al bar de tapas (Tomatitos), hemos charlado sobre la vida, me han apoyado … Y Annie está decidida a que me mude a Hay, así que ya veremos …

Flora

Flora

Casi se me olvidaba de que nos fuimos al Micrófono Abierto en el Globe, pero os dejo una foto.

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Annie and Mike en el Globe

Lamentablemente tuve que irme antes de que pudiera visitar la zona mejor, pero también incluyo algunas fotos al azar …

 

Brecon's cathedral

La catedral de Brecon

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can  you see the people paragliding?

Vista desde el castillo de Abergavenny. Podéis ver a la gente haciendo paragliding? La verdad es que yo tampoco pero ese día si que los ví.

And a bit of the castle too!

Y un poco del castillo también!

Y mi enlace con el post anterior sobre mi experiencia allí.

http://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/hay-on-wye-ahi-voy/

Gracias a todos en Hay, a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis lo del me gusta, comentar, compartir…Y espero poder volver pronto y seguir con los posts…

Hi all:

“If you read this”…Yes, like in a novel or a movie if you read this…No, hopefully I’ll be OK, though. My case is not quite as dramatic. But I’ll explain…

Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while will remember that a few months ago I left my job to explore other things, do more of my writing, take on the translation of other writers’ work (if there was any demand) and learn about books. After my initial visit to Hay-on-Wye (see more here) I thought I’d love to spend more time there. I corresponded with Anne Brichto from Addyman Books and she kindly agreed to have me learning the business of the day-to-day running of a second-hand bookshop.

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

I started working (mostly learning) in June and it’s been great. I had hoped to stay the whole summer, but as you all must know by now, things don’t always go according to plan and life has a way of doing its own thing. Best laid plans and all that.

I had planned to do a whole series on my experience at Hay, and although I’d been keeping a diary whilst I’d been there, I still hope to be able to go back soon and carry on, so I’m postponing the series until I can re-start in earnest. But I didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye. As I programme my posts in advance, if you’re reading this post that means that the matter that took me away is ongoing and it might take me a bit longer than I’d like to come back. So by the time you read this I won’t have been at Hay for a few weeks.

The highlights…

Me in Addyman Annex. I can't see without glasses, that's my excuse for the face

Me in Addyman Annex. I can’t see without glasses, that’s my excuse for the face

Getting to know a bit better Anne, Derek and the whole staff of Addyman Books. Thank to Anne for trying to teach me her insights into the business (old dog comes to mind) and the ins and outs of the art of cataloguing and Amazon world of wonders. And also for the friendship and the suggestions of places to go and things to do in Hay. I’m sorry we didn’t get to expand the activities more, but hope we’ll have time soon. Thanks to Marion who was unlucky enough to have me under her wing at Addyman Annex most of the time (Simon was lucky enough to be on holiday), and gave me her wisdom not only with regards to books, but also Hay and life in general. I’ll especially treasure the night out to celebrate Marion’s birthday in Hereford. “Oh what a night!” could have been written about it. Molly, I’m sorry I won’t hear more about your adventures but I’ll try and catch up soon…

Hay is a wonderful place full of character and characters. I love the cinema (Richard Booth is not only the King of Hay and has a beautiful bookshop/coffee shop but has diversified into many venues…from a Yoga studio to a cinema), the Castle, the market…

And I’ve loved spending some time at Annie’s house (hi Mike!) and enjoying her garden and its fruits (beautiful raspberries, peas, mange tout, beans…and more to come), the hens (that although now are not escaping they’ve decided to hide their eggs and every day is like an Easter egg hunt!), Flora (the cat) and Ivy (the dog). We’ve gone to the theatre together (not the god, cat and hens…), shopping, to the cinema, to the Tapas Bar, have chatted about life, have supported me…And Annie is quite determined that I should move to Hay, so we shall see…

Flora

Flora

I nearly forgot that we went to the Open Microphone at the Globe, but I leave you a picture.

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Unfortunately  I had to leave before I could visit the area better, but I also include some random pics…

 

Brecon's cathedral

Brecon’s cathedral

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can  you see the people paragliding?

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can you see the people paragliding? Not sure I can either but they were there!

And a bit of the castle too!

And a bit of the castle too!

And my link to the previous post on my experience there.

http://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/hay-on-wye-here-i-come/

Thanks to everybody in Hay-on-Wye, thanks to you all for reading, and you know about liking, sharing and all that….I hope to come back soon!

Hola a todos:

Sí, tenemos de vuelta a nuestro amigo escritor que lleva el récord de apariciones, Javier Haro Herráiz. Y hoy nos trae una novela nueva. Como me pareció que a todos nos conviene reír, le dije que adelante, y aquí está.

Diálogos con enjundia

Diálogos con enjundia

Diálogos con enjundia

¡¡¡ADVERTENCIA!!! Este libro no tiene ni pies ni cabeza, ni argumento alguno. Son tan solo fragmentos de conversaciones entre dos amig@s de Facebook, transcritas tal y como fueron tomadas de la famosa red social, sin corregir ni gaitas, por lo que priman las faltas de ortografía y las gramaticales, así que queda bajo su completa responsabilidad el descargarlo y/o comprarlo… El objetivo del autor es que usted se ría y lo pase bien con él; que lo consigue, de puta madre, que no… Lo siento, colega, usted ya fue advertido…

NOTA…: También quiero pedir perdón de antemano a cualquier mujer que se atreva a leerlo, porque en el encontrará multitud de bromas y chistes machistas, y advertir que mi idea no es ofender, sino divertir, pero por si acaso…

HE DICHO…!!!

Ha dicho. Y aquí, el enlace:

En Amazon España:

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00LLMGSR0

En Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLMGSR0

 

 

Ya sé que lo sabéis, pero gracias por leer, y si os ha gustado, no os olvidéis de darle al me gusta, comentar, compartir y hacer CLIC!

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I bring you guest authors and new books. I have been spending plenty of time recently getting to know a bit better other bloggers, and although I have shared some of their blogs before, it occurred to me that many of the people whose blogs I read religiously are also authors but I had yet to bring them here. So it’s never too late and here I bring you one of them.

Seumas Gallacher. 

Seumas Gallacher. Blogger and writer extraordineur

Seumas Gallacher. Blogger and writer extraordineur

SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance five years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades.

As the self-professed ‘oldest computer Jurassic on the planet’ his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer’s need to ‘build the platform’, and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 15,000 direct contacts.

His first two crime-thrillers, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK blew his mind with more than 75,000 e-link downloads to date. The third in what has become the ‘Jack Calder’ series, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was launched late 2013.

He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog less than two years ago, never having heard of a ‘blog’ prior to that, was voted ‘Blogger of the Year 2013′ and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his ‘Author’s Voice’, while the blog carries his ‘Author’s Brand’. And he’s LUVVIN IT!

Before I forget, here is his blog. It’s unmissable:

http://seumasgallacher.com/

The Violin Man's Legacy

The Violin Man’s Legacy

 

The violin man’s legacy

Thriller with bloody twists and turns as ruthless killers meet their match in a former SAS hit squad.

Jack Calder is an ex-SAS soldier working with former colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm. He is sent to investigate a murderous diamond heist in Holland, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection. He then travels to Hong Kong where he meets the glamorous chief of ISP’s local bureau, May-Ling.

Together they begin to unravel a complex web of corruption. The twin spiders at the centre of this web are the Chan brothers, leaders of one of Hong Kong’s most ruthless and powerful triad gangs.

The trail of death and mayhem coils across Europe, Hong Kong and South America until all the scores are settled.

http://www.amazon.com/Violin-Mans-Legacy-seumas-gallacher-ebook/dp/B005D7JNCQ/

Vengeance Wears Black

Vengeance Wears Black

Vengeance Wears Black

Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm, are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a lunchtime Chinese restaurant in the West End of London. They learn that murderous turf wars are raging between Asian Triads and Eastern European mobsters vying for control of international fiefdoms of drug smuggling, people trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.

An unexpected visit from the highest levels of international law enforcement offers Jack and the ISP team a means to use their black operations skills to wreak a ruthless retaliation against the drug lords.

Unlikely partners emerge in their onslaught against the gangs as the warring criminal factions threaten an unholy alliance to repel them. The pursuit spins across Europe, Turkey and North Africa before a final reckoning.

http://www.amazon.com/VENGEANCE-WEARS-BLACK-seumas-gallacher-ebook/dp/B008H45KJC/

Savage Payback

Savage Payback

 

Savage Payback

A series of coordinated lethal bomb attacks on a dozen jewelry stores in London’s West End drag former SAS officer, Jack Calder and his specialist security firm, International Security Partners, into a deadly mesh of murder and international drug running.

A black ops explosives expert, an ex-colleague turned renegade mercenary with a twisted lust for revenge, emerges from the past to join forces with a powerful and dangerous drug baron from Eastern Europe.

A major cocaine trafficker from South America compounds the threats as competitive turf issues straddle international territories.

Attacks close to home heighten the urgency for Calder and his team to find and deal with each of the three sinister adversaries in a final savage payback.

http://www.amazon.com/SAVAGE-PAYBACK-Seumas-Gallacher-ebook/dp/B00G00GZEO/

Self-publishing steps to successful sales

Self-publishing steps to successful sales

Self-publishing Steps to Successful Sales

A self-publisher with over 75,000 sales/downloads explains in simple steps how he uses the social networks and ePublishing to enhance sales of his books on the Web and in hard copy.

http://www.amazon.com/Self-Publishing-Steps-Successful-Seumas-Gallacher-ebook/dp/B00JBL6K80/

And now, for a very good cause, Seumas has also taken part in a wonderful project.

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light: To Benefit Women’s Aid

Product Description

37 stories from authors around the world. Coming together to aid the key UK charity Women’s Aid. Stories from some of the best in indie publishing around the world today, as well as a couple of big names. The tales within range from horror, noir, crime to a bit of Sci Fi and romance thrown in, all for your entertainment while helping make a difference and furthering the awareness of domestic abuse.

SHADOWS & LIGHT
A Ballard Tale
Andrew Scorah

Placebo
ANDREW VACHSS

The Battered Wife
Graham Masterton

QUITS.
SEUMAS GALLACHER

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW
DAVID EDGERLEY GATES

Daylight.
Kevin Holton

THE SAME OLD STORY
by Keith Dixon

WILLIAMS OF THE YARD
IN THE FOXBOROUGH CASE
By Andrew Peters

The Deaths of Andrea Ford
By
David Monk

Across the River
A Story by Samuel Dickens

THE DARE
By
Juliet B Madison

THE OTHER WIFE
~ By Absolutely*Kate

The Last Girl on Earth.
K.A. Hambly

The Summer of Penny Walsh
By Frank Sonderborg

Finding The Phoenix
By
Caitlin O’Connor

Black-Eyed Susan
By Thomas Pluck

The Blues Detective
The Affair of the Precious Packages
Andrew Peters

All Mine
By George Beck

Ruby Pendant
By Melissa Dougherty

Emily’s Valentine
Gerry McCullough

Killing in the Name of
Aidan Thorn

The Princess
The Fox & The Crow
William Rose

The Scent of Pancakes
By Tina Bausinger

The Man Behind the Curtain
By
Paul D Brazill

Doreen’s Tomorrows
by Gay Ingram

East Meets West
By
Jane Morris

THE VISIT

by Dana Wright

Heaven’s Scar
By
Caitlin O’Connor

Jane Unbound
By Kerry E.B. Black

Ellie
By Marie Bishop

LITTLE BROTHER
By
Cath Bore

Almost Christmas
by
Rayna L. Stiner

Floorboard Hoofbeats
By
Cass McMain

AN IRISH STORY
By
Roderick Craig Low

Accounts Payable
By
Hector Duarte Jr.

Through Two Unblackened Eyes
Linda Bonney Olin

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Light-Benefit-Womens-Aid-ebook/dp/B00MCY6CYK/

Thanks so much to Seumas for being such a sport, for his ongoing support of fellow authors and for his visit, thanks very much for reading, and you know what to do, like, share, comment, and of course, CLICK!

Hola a todos:

Como recordaréis he estado compartiendo una entrevista que le hice a Scary Guy y hoy llegamos a la tercera y última parte. Hablamos de sus experiencias personales, de su mensaje central, y de su concepto de la familia, que me encanta.

Scary os da la bienvenida a la última parte de la entrevista

Scary os da la bienvenida a la última parte de la entrevista

Le pregunté a Scary cuál era su mensaje central. Me dijo que quiere enseñarle a la gente cómo crear la paz mundial durante y a través de sus vidas. Está convencido de que puede ocurrir, el problema es cómo convencer a todos los individuos en todo el mundo en ese preciso momento. Una de las razones por las que tal enseñanza es un reto es porque las personas son reaccionarias, reaccionan a lo que pasa.

Describió que el proceso de intentar compartir su mensaje era como intentar nadar contra corriente en una catarata (como las del Niágara). Se describió a sí mismo como un “pequeño granito de arena, chillando a plena voz.” Con sus tatuajes él está gritando para decirle a la gente que se puede hacer y que es muy simple. Alguna gente lo entiende y “entonces es como si tuvieran la llave. Con mis enseñanzas se dan cuenta de que es posible. Pueden crear su propia paz mundial. Ese es el poder de sus vidas.” “La creación no es estática, no es inanimada. Tienes que seguir dedicándote a ello; tienes que seguir moviéndote, respirando, cambiando la creación. La paz mundial es un proceso, no es cuestión de madera, o de una pistola, o de guerra. Es el proceso de cómo aprender a crear la paz mundial. La gente siempre dice que conseguiríamos la paz mundial “Si solo pudiéramos dejar de luchar…o si pudiéramos conseguir que esto o aquello sucediera, si pudiéramos acabar con el racismo o con el prejuicio sexual y ponerles etiquetas, echarles la culpa…” Para Scary esa no es la raíz del problema, eso es simplemente una manifestación, un síntoma, una cicatriz del problema que está más profundo. Ni el racismo, ni el sexismo, ni el odio religioso son el problema e incluso si esos problemas se solucionasen eso no resultaría en la paz mundial.

Me dijo que a menudo conoce a gente que enseguida le dicen: Soy gay, o pertenezco a éste o a éste otro grupo religioso. Y se pregunta por qué creen que eso es tan importante. A él le parece que lo que quieren es que les acepten, lo mismo que a los demás, pero él les dice: “Me dices eso porque tú quieres que te acepten. Yo te amo porque tú eres tú.” No es cuestión de amar a alguien por una razón específica, sino a la persona en su totalidad.

Tanto la película como el libro hacen énfasis sobre la idea de Scary de que es posible crear la propia familia. Me dijo que todas sus enseñanzas vienen de experiencias personales y me comentó que su padre biológico era un hombre asustado y enfadado que vivió en la época de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y que era hijo de su época. Creía que a los niños se les debía ver pero no oír.

Scary necesitaba la aprobación de su padre y quería que su padre le dijese que le quería como a un hijo pero su padre no tenía la formación para hacer tal cosa. El padre de su padre había abandonado a la familia cuando el padre de Scary tenía trece años (en los 1930 o 40) y él jamás habló de eso. Le habían enseñado que los hombres tenían que callarse y ser duros, no mostrar sus emociones. Su padre nunca interactuó con sus hijos.

Cuando se divorció, Scary tenía 18 años, su padre dejó su casa y la familia y creó una nueva familia en Florida. Se casó con una mujer que tenía seis hijos, ya crecidos e hizo de padre de los hijos de su mujer pero nunca volvió a contactar con sus tres hijos biológicos. El hermano más joven de Scary encontró la dirección de su padre y le envió un regalo de Navidad pero se lo devolvieron sin abrir.

El padre de Scary nunca aprobó nada de lo que él hacía y siempre sintió como si tuviera que andar de puntillas, intentando evitar que su padre se enfadara y a la vez sintiéndose avergonzado y culpable. Scary me dijo que todo el mundo tiene ese tipo de experiencias en cierto grado y que él las llama “vida” aunque los terapista lo suelen llamar “equipaje emocional”. Un día se miró al espejo y se dio cuenta de que no era su problema, era el de su padre. Decidió que quería buscarse un padre que le pudiera dar el reconocimiento y los consejos que su padre no le había dado nunca y escogió a Honest John (el Honesto John). La historia completa está en el libro de Scary. Honest John era un hombre mayor y recio al que Scary vio como un gran modelo a seguir. Le mostró que era posible ser duro, ser un hombre y ser afectuoso a la vez.

Scary me dijo que todo el mundo tiene la habilidad de escoger cualquier familiar, puede ser un padre o una madre, alguien con quien sientan una conexión emocional. Me dijo que este era un mensaje muy importante que le daba a los niños, especialmente niños con pasados difíciles, con padres que tendrían lo que él describe como “mala formación”. Puede que tuvieran adicción a drogas, o que fueran abusivos, o tuvieran otras dificultades. Les dice que no tienen nada que perder si escogen a alguien y una vez lo intenten verán si esa persona puede hacerlo o no, pero nunca estarán en una situación peor que antes.

Les dice “No vivas tu victimismo.” Me dijo que recibe muchas cartas sobre ello, miles de cartas, y hay al menos 20 personas o más en Alemania que le ven como a su padre, mujeres y hombres. Comentamos como la gente suele decir: “Escoges a tus amigos pero no puedes escoger a tu familia” pero Scary no cree que eso sea así. ¿Por qué no puedes crear tu propia familia? ¿Quién escribió tales reglas? Las reglas pueden volverse a escribir. “TÚ TE CREAS A TÍ MISMO”. Me dijo que él cree que tú creas tu propio ser emocional y debes ser responsable de tu propia vida.

La iglea de St Mary's en Hay después de su renovación

La iglea de St Mary’s en Hay después de su renovación

Scary me dijo que había discutido esa idea con líderes religiosos que se oponen a ese concepto. Ellos dicen que Dios (cualquiera que sea su Dios) es el único que puede crear a la gente, pero él cree que los seres humanos son como Dios y tienen libre albedrío para crearse a sí mismos.

Scary me dijo que también hay gente, muchos personas religiosas que aplauden sus enseñanzas, y creen que la suya es labor de Dios. Le han llamado “El profeta de la paz” y otros nombres similares y hay una persona que insiste que es “la Segunda Venida de Jesús de Nazaret”. Me dijo que como con todos los comentarios que recibe, no los juzga por lo que escojan creer, le da las gracias a la persona en cuestión y los deja vivir con sus creencias, ya que no hacen daño a nadie y les ayuda a darle significado a sus vidas.

Aunque probablemente podríamos haber seguido hablando durante horas, era Jueves, día de mercado y yo tenía que irme al trabajo y necesitaba tiempo para digerir toda la información. Gracias a Scary y a Cathryn por su amabilidad y por visitar mi blog.

Os dejo enlaces a las otras dos partes de la entrevista:

https://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/mi-reunion-con-the-scary-guy-el-tio-que-asusta-hay-on-wye-3rd-july-2014-parte-1/

http://wp.me/p2OC9i-1iV

Scary's books in Hay-on-Wye, Addyman Books.

Scary’s books in Hay-on-Wye, Addyman Books.

Y aquí enlaces para que le podáis conocer más y seguir sus próximos proyectos. Si tenéis suerte igual va de gira cerca de donde estéis dentro de poco:

La página de Scary:

www.thescaryguy.com

Sigue a  Scary en su Facebook Fan Page

(https://www.facebook.com/thescaryguyfanpage)

La biografía de Scary : 7 Days & 7 Nights

(http://thescaryguy.com/product/7-days-and-7-nights/

Gracias a todos por leer, a Scary y Cathryn por su amabilidad, ayuda y entrevista, y si os ha gustado, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y por suspuesto, haced CLIC!

Hi all:

I hope you’ve been following my series sharing my meeting and interview with The Scary Guy. Today we get to the last part, where Scary talks about what he feels is his main message, about his personal experiences, his concept of family and how he’s come to be who he was meant to be.

Scary welcomes us to the last part of the interview

Scary welcomes us to the last part of the interview

I asked Scary about his core message: He told me he wants to show enough people how to make world peace in their life time. He is convinced that it can happen; the problem is how to show it to all individuals in the world in that particular moment. Part of the reason he believes this is a challenge is because people are essentially reactionary; they react to whatever is happening around them instantly.

He described that sharing his belief, message and teaching is like trying to swim up a waterfall (like the Niagara). He described himself as a “little speck of sand, screaming loudly”. With his tattoos he is screaming to tell people that it can be done and that it is very simple. Some people get it and “when they get it is as if they got a key. “With my teaching, they see that they can work on their own world peace. That is where their power lives” “Creation is not static, not inanimate. You have to keep working at it; you have to keep moving, breathing, changing creation. World peace is a process, not a matter of wood, or a gun, or a war. It’s the process of how to learn to create world peace.  People will say that we would achieve world peace “if we only stop fighting…or if we only make this or that happen, and we end up labelling it as racism or gay prejudice as the problem …” For Scary that is not the root problem, that is a manifestation, it is a symptom, a scar of an underlying problem. Neither racism, nor sexism, nor religious hatred are the problems and even if one of those problems were solved that would not result in world peace.

He noted that he would meet people who would be at pains to tell him straight away, I’m gay, or I belong to this or that religious group. And he wonders why they think that is so important. He knows they want to be accepted, the same as everybody, but he will tell them: “You tell me because you want to be accepted. I love you because you’re you.” It is not a matter of loving somebody for some specific reason, but rather as a whole person.

Both the film and the book also discuss Scary’s concept of creating your own family. He told me that like all of his teachings they come from personal experiences. He told me that his biological father was an afraid and angry man who lived through the period of World War II and was a child of that time. Scary’s father believed that children should be heard and not seen.

Scary needed acceptance from his father and wanted his father to tell him that he loved him as a son but his father did not have the training to do that. Scary’s father’s father had left the family when Scary’s father was 13 (in the 1930s or 40s). He never spoke about this. He had been taught that men had to shut up and be tough. Following this pattern, Scary’s father did not interact with his children. When he divorced, when Scary was 18, he left the house and the family and created a new family in Florida. He married a woman with six children, already grown-up and he was a father to his wife’s children but never again had any interaction with his three biological sons. Scary’s youngest brother tracked their father down and sent him a Christmas present but he returned it.

Scary sees looking back that his father never approved of anything he did and he felt as if he was always walking on eggshells, trying to prevent his father from getting angry, whilst at the same time feeling shameful and guilty. Scary told me he calls these kinds of experiences that everybody has to a certain extent “life” although a therapist might call it “baggage”. One day he looked at himself in the mirror and he realised it was not his problem, it was his father’s. He decided he wanted to find a father that would give him the recognition and guidance his own father had never given him and he chose a guy Honest John. The full story of this is in Scary’s book. Honest John was a tough old guy that Scary saw as a great role model for him. He showed him it was possible to be tough, still be a man and still be loving at the same time.

Scary told me everybody has the ability to choose any family figure, it could be a father or a mother, somebody one feels an emotional connection to. He told me this was a very important message he gives kids through his training, especially kids from difficult backgrounds, where their parents would have had what he described as “bad training”. They might have been addicted to drugs, or be abusive, or have other difficulties. He tells them they have nothing to lose by choosing somebody new and once they try they’ll see if the can do it or not, but they will never be in a worse position than they already are.

He says, “Don’t live in your victimhood.” He told me that he gets many letters on that subject; thousands of letters, and he has at least 20 people or more in Germany who see him as their father, both women and men. We noted that people usually say: “You choose your friends but you cannot choose your family” but Scary feels that is not necessarily so. Why not create your own family? Who wrote the rules? The rules can be re-written. “YOU CREATE YOU.” He believes that you create your own emotional being and you must be responsible for your own life.

St Mary's Church in Hay after the renovation

St Mary’s Church in Hay after the renovation

Scary told me that he has discussed this concept with religious leaders who oppose his thinking because they say God (whoever their God might be) is the only one who can create people. Scary believes human-beings are God-like and they have free-will to create themselves.

Scary told me that equally, many religious people also applaud what he is teaching, and believe he is God’s work. He has been called a “Prophet of Peace” among many other such names and one person insists he is the “Second Coming of Jesus of Nazareth”. He told me that like all comments he gets, he does not pass judgement on what they choose to believe, he thanks the person and lets them live with their beliefs as it is not harmful to anybody and helps them to live their lives with a sense of purpose.

Although we could probably had carried on talking for hours, it was a Thursday, market day and I had to go to work and needed time to digest all the information. So we left it there for the time being.

I leave you links to the previous posts:

http://wp.me/p2OC9i-1iN

http://wp.me/p2OC9i-1iZ

Scary's books in Hay-on-Wye, Addyman Books.

Scary’s books in Hay-on-Wye, Addyman Books.

And here the links to get to know more about Scary and follow his work. You might be lucky and he might be coming to a place near you soon!

Scary’s Website:

www.thescaryguy.com

Join Scary on his Facebook Fan Page

(https://www.facebook.com/thescaryguyfanpage)

Scary’s Biography: 7 Days & 7 Nights

(http://thescaryguy.com/product/7-days-and-7-nights/)

Thanks Scary and Cathryn for your kindness and for visiting my blog, thanks to all of you for reading, and you know you can like, share, comment and CLICK!

 

Hola todos:

Otros viernes y más novedades literarias. Lidia Herbada es una autora española que ya había visitado mi blog, pero en pocos meses ha publicado un par de novelas que están gustando mucho, y como la segunda está en oferta especial este verano me pareció una excusa muy buena para traerlas.

Aquí están:

Dame un mes soltera

Dame un mes soltera

Dame un mes soltera

¿Qué harías si tuvieras un mes soltera? Julia Lester cabalga y se siente libre a lomos de su caballo Brinco. Una vida rutinaria en brazos de Paul, su marido, le hace vivir en una jaula. Pero un día aparecerá en su vida, su amiga Charlotte, y la llevará hasta Nueva York para cumplir sus sueños en la agencia Dame un mes soltera. Historias entrecruzadas, locuras servidas, y un amor por descubrir.

Finalista en el Festival Eñe. Dame un mes soltera es una comedia romántica que habla de segundas oportunidades en el amor.
http://www.amazon.com/Dame-un-mes-soltera-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00H8BHZX4/

http://www.amazon.es/Dame-un-mes-soltera-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00H8BHZX4/

Dame otro mes soltera

Dame otro mes soltera

Dame otro mes soltera

OFERTA DE VERANO: 1 EURO
De la autora de 39 cafés y un desayuno de la Editorial Espasa

¿Qué sucede cuando el destino te prepara una vida que no esperabas?

Cora Marple, una chica rica y consentida, que vive rodeada de lujo y placer, recibe el testamento de su abuela en la agencia Dame un mes soltera. Los cimientos de su vida fácil se tambalean. Atada a una relación peligrosa, tendrá que aprender a sobrevivir mordiendo el polvo.

Mike Collen un atractivo buscavidas, acude a la misma agencia en busca de un sueño que le atormenta desde niño. Juega con las mujeres sin importarle el corazón de ninguna de ellas, pero esconde un secreto que le convierte en un hombre vulnerable.

¿Y cuándo crees que controlas todo? ¿Caerá Cora en las redes de este seductor? ¿Por qué el amor siempre nos atormenta? ¿Podrán renunciar a sus sueños por el amor verdadero?

http://www.amazon.com/Dame-otro-mes-soltera-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LHVXPOY/

http://www.amazon.es/Dame-otro-mes-soltera-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LHVXPOY/

Enlace a la página de autora para que podáis explorar sus otras obras:

http://www.amazon.com/Lidia-Herbada/e/B00C7POEO4/

Gracias a Lidia por la visita, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC! Y aprovechad la oferta!

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I bring you guest authors and/or literary novelties. I’ve known Jo Robinson for a while, but recently we’ve been interacting more through her fantastic blog, where she shares everything, from her adventures in health, post offices and moving across countries, to humorous videos, and also the posts of many others. Jo is generous in the extreme and she has helped me meet many other bloggers that might otherwise have passed me by. And she’s a great writer, so I thought she more than deserved a visit to my blog.

Here she is!

Author Jo Robinson

Author Jo Robinson

I was born in the windy city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but consider myself a citizen of the world. I live with my husband Angus, a dog with an odd sense of humour, four birds, and some chickens.

My stories are mostly about people, and the sometimes dark twists that life takes. I also write science fiction / fantasy books. Shadow People is the first in the Lapillus series.

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/J-C-Robinson/405248799532723

Blog: http://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/

Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Jo-Robinson/e/B009JB6IAW/

 

The Visitation. Short Story

The Visitation. Short Story

The Visitation (Short Story)

Tony had often thought that all of humanity was a blight on the face of this planet. And now he knew that he had been right all along.

http://www.amazon.com/Visitation-Jo-Robinson-ebook/dp/B009DX4JDY/

Fly Birdie. A short story.

Fly Birdie. A short story.

Fly Birdie (Short Story)

Hannah’s life has given her no reason to be anything but bitter and afraid. She tries to hold on to her sanity as her life spirals further into superstition and dread, until a small averted tragedy leads to the melting of her heart, and teaches her how to love.

A Short Story.

http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Birdie-Jo-Robinson-ebook/dp/B009GDHVUE/

Plight of the Rhino

Plight of the Rhino

Jo participated in this anthology for a great cause.

Plight of the Rhino: A Wildlife Anthology by Springbok Publications

Plight of the Rhino is the first wildlife anthology by Springbok Publications.

The stories and poems, written by international writers, depict wildlife in all its glory. The book will take you on a journey across continents and introduce you to some iconic as well as lesser known wildlife species. These heartfelt stories recognise the joys of the animal kingdom and the heartache of poaching and extinction, facing our wildlife today.

We will donate a minimum of £1 from the sale of each book to Save the Rhino International. To find out more about its rhino conservation work please visit http://www.savetherhino.org

Stories and Poems by: Teresa Ashby, Chris Brown, Liz Cox, Jean Dawson, Kirsty Ferry, Teresa Fouché, Elizabeth Glanville, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Amanda James, Sandra Jensen, Elizabeth Koufidou, Elaine McKenna, Dulcinea Norton-Smith, Emma Louise Oram, Christine Parmenter, Rebecca Raisin, Paula RC Readman, Jo Robinson, Gill Sainsbury, Holly Stacey, Amos van der Merwe, Tanja Vermaak, Stephen Wade, Matthew Glenn Ward All contributors kindly waived their fees for this worthy cause. Let’s save the rhino!

http://www.amazon.com/Plight-Springbok-Publications-Wildlife-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00H2XDHD0/

African Me & Satellite TV

African Me & Satellite TV

African Me & Satellite TV

For many years Suzette has managed very well to live her life without actually taking part in it, avoiding any possibility of pain by very carefully ignoring reality. Until something happens. Something so terrible that she has no choice but to abandon her cocoon of safety.
After the brutal beating of an elderly domestic worker, Suzette takes her in, and sets off a chain of events that leads to devastating heartbreak. And an unexpected hero changes everything. Finally finding her voice, she speaks out, and her world explodes, culminating in the death of a very special man.
On her path to make amends, she discovers the story of his life, connects with the people of his past, and finds the chance to fully live her life once again if that’s what she chooses to.

http://www.amazon.com/African-Me-Satellite-TV-Robinson-ebook/dp/B00F5640UK/

Shadow People 1. The Finding

Shadow People 1. The Finding

Shadow People 1 (The Finding)

After Natalie and Gabe discover a hidden room, they are hurled across time and space, and find themselves on Lapillus, a beautiful world made up of precious gems. But they soon realise that Lapillus is home to an ancient evil when they are attacked by the demonic wraiths of the Nefandus.
They find themselves thrown together with a group of beings vastly different to them in this lifetime, but closely connected through the aeons. They realise that the prophesies of all have come to fruition, and that without their intervention the fate of the universe is at stake.
With the guidance of the angelic Gluri and the help of the mysterious sentient spacecraft, the Vimana, the race is on to find out what the Nefandus want, and prevent evil from winning the battle of all time.

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-People-Finding-Jo-Robinson-ebook/dp/B00BCL91EC/

 Thanks to Jo Robinson for visiting, to all of you for reading, and you know what to do, like, share, comment, and most of all CLICK!

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