- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- member since May 28, 2012
Stuart thanks for a good read. I trust you like the review, five stars all the way.
An inspirational book for wartime troops and a public that mourns for those lives lost in battle.
During wartime many of our countrymen and women leave our shores to fight.
These are also sons and daughters, they may never see the sense of the war only the obligation. Some return home, yet few rarely stay on to try and live a normal life in that warzone.
Here is a graphic tale of one such soldier. His name is Daniel.
How war plays with his head, the damage both mental and physical is played out with excellent detail.
Can one ever heal or do they forever search for another battle.
As Daniels war ends the internal battle rages on.
This battle for inner peace with nature and former adverisaries is detailed by the author in such a suspenseful manner that you will find it hard to put the book down. Unlike other novels you will have no idea in guessing the ending.
Stuart Chambers is an exciting new writer. I am looking forward to the next book.
Readers are the smartest people, with imaginations that soar and hearts that sing. Without them writers may as well be birds without wings.
"I met a fish that couldn't swim, so I refused to throw him in."
A. J. Gallant
Let’s be kind to one another.
DRACULA: HEARTS OF STONE
It’s a tale of romance, vampires and wizards oh my; delectable saga of red sheriffs protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty. Dracula must step up or the world will sink into an irreversible darkness.
“I was given this book to review and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love Piers Anthony and his Xanth series, so to see him in this book was a thrill. It's nice to see Dracula in a "nice" light for a change and I can well imagine why he would be feeling so suicidal given that he has lived centuries. What could be new for him? Well, something is and I won't give it away. I can't wait to get the next in the series.”
The sequel Dracula: Hearts of Fire is now available.
The adventure continues as 12-year-old Jenny goes out in search of herself and to learn the ways of wizards. Dracula is happier than he has been in centuries but he senses that big trouble is on the horizon.
Novels by A. J. Gallant include …
Madman in the Mirror: What happens when a serial killer brings up his child to be just like him?
Dracula: Hearts of STONE
Dracula: Hearts of FIRE
Check out my author page for excerpts at:
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Me, Myself and The Far Out Cafe
I am kind of new to this, confident in who I am and what I do but seemingly new to the world of the self publishing and what to do and where to do it and I would therefore so very much welcome your help, support and ideas.
I have been writing for years. Writing has always been my first love. I wrote my first screenplay when I was seventeen and sold it to the BBC. I have written numerous scripts for documentaries and films and have just published my first novel, ‘The Far Out Café’ and it is now available on Amazon.
To be honest I wrote two novels prior to this one but see this as a learning curve. The first novel was called ‘The Dance of the Daemon Clowns’ and about a time traveling Russian called Nietsky - (It means - ‘No’) and please feel - free to use it as an idea. A friend of mine was a character actor and he had a friend who was a literary agent. The literary agent really liked the book but thought I would be compared to Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers guide) and Terry Pratchett (Disc world) … even though at no time had I sought to emulate either one of them. So, I wrote my second novel, ‘The Last Big Valley’ about a group of people I had actually met who had effectively dropped out of the real world and created their own at the base of a remote mountain. The idea appealed, the literary agent liked my style and my writing but not the idea - Not mainstream enough!! What is main stream I thought, not me! So, I wrote The Far Out Café solely and completely for myself and as such see this as my best work.
I would really welcome your support in finding people who would be interested to review the book or set up any kind of interview that you think may or may not help. The book is not for everyone but its real and I personally like it and the reviews that have so far gone on Amazon and Barnes and Noble suggest that I may not be alone. I would be so very happy to answer any questions you may have and it goes without saying that I look forward to hearing from one or all of you and will always respond.
Thank you very much indeed for reading so far
With love and light and all best wishes