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I See You

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I See You is a powerful true story of many facets; of transformation, discovery, denial, hope, fear… and ultimately, of love. A reluctant father comes to the realization that Vito, his son, is a child with special needs. He hears the words spoken by his son’s teachers – and by a range of specialists, who try to explain that Vito is developmentally challenged – but hearing is rarely the same as listening. Denial is quick to set in, and Vito’s father buries himself in his work: a distraction from a truth which is increasingly difficult to ignore: his son is on the autism spectrum, and the path they must take together will not be the easiest of roads to walk.

Vito’s autism leads his father, Slaven, into a corner from which he must ultimately escape. His home life is put in a perilous position, and mask upon mask is worn in order to deal with the struggles of denial. However, Slaven comes to the understanding that life deals us the hand we have to play, and his role as a father must come before his pride. His journey is one he cannot walk alone, and a trickle of hope slowly turns into a wave of empathy, acceptance, and parental love.

Walking onwards with his son at one side and his Christian faith at the other, Slaven sets out on the path that God has laid before him. The challenges they face together may not be easy, but the lessons they teach lead Slaven to be the man his son deserves. As they march forwards, dealing with disabilities, the struggle of parenting, the overcoming of prejudices, a truth is reached: Vito is a blessing, a gift, and one with the power to enrich the lives of those who love him,

This transformative memoir offers:
● A unique insight into the realities of parenting a special needs child

● A journey of discovery and parental love

● An honest and frank understanding of autism

● A Christian perspective on the struggles of acceptance

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There is a wonderful and powerful website from the ‘Rebellious Dad’  which gives a running commentary about his extraordinary journey. Anyone with an autistic child or an insterest in austism will be inspirted.

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Ghostly Rites Halloween 2019

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Plaisted Publishing House presents our latest Anthology. Ghostly Rites Anthology 2019, is full of horror, humour, scares, and not for the faint of heart.

We DARE YOU to grab YOUR copy and read it on the darkest night to get the best fright for All Hallow’s Eve.

Here to scare you this year are some of our favourite authors:

Wendy Steele, Eve Merrick-Williams, Pamela Joyce Silva, Mary Woldering, Michael Lynes, M J Mallon, Karen J Mossman, Cathy-Lee Chopping, Lynn Mullican, Elizabeth Green, Claire Plaisted, Maddy Hag and Mara Reitsma

Stories are in Various English & Grammar!


Free to download!  (Please note, it is showing as 99p on Amazon, which take a little longer for it to recognise its free elsewhere.)


Yes, all Ghostly Rites book are free to download or available to buy a lovely paperback. Please visit the Ghostly Rites Anthologies on the menu to see other editions and more details.

The Book Trailer

(Play at your peril!!!)

 

My story teaser and its based on a real life incident.

My book Teaser

You can also read it here.

Interviews with the Writers

Majorie Mallon
Lynn Mullican
Michael Lynes
Mara Reitsma

Wendy Steele
Mary Woldering
Karen J Mossman

 

More story teasers!

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What’s the difference between an Indie Author & an Indie Publisher?

It’s often very hard to understand the differences between the different types of publishers.

I was reading this article and I think Paul explains it really well. Even some of us Indie authors are not sure of all the terms, I wasn’t. So this makes an interesting read.

via What’s the difference between an Indie Author & an Indie Publisher?

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Visit my article about Indie authors.

You can also find Indie authors books here.

Portraits of Dread

Genre: Horror/Supernatural

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Portraits of Dread is a collection of 12creepy short stories ranging from horror to the supernatural and include:

Mother Called Today
A woman becomes more terrified by her mother’s constant telephone calls.

Speaking of Death

A Ghost talks about his death and why we should be all be frightened of the afterlife.

The Little Man on Top of the Wardrobe

4 year old James becomes convinced that something evil is living on top of his wardrobe.

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Excerpt

Lucinda Mallows visits a group of gypsies camping out at the edge of town. The townsfolk are suspicious of the new arrivals but Lucinda is determined to show a friendly face by bringing them some baked goods. While she is there she is warned of an approaching unkown danger coming for her…..

There was a soul wrenching scream.

The figure that reached the door was a mass of flame and smoke. Lucinda saw the face, wide eyed with terror and pain as the balaclava melted and stuck to his face. Kisses of hungry flames engulfed his eyeballs until theyy sizzled and popped. The blind figure staggered away from the doorway, flailing his arms like a fiery windmill in a futile attempt to snuff out the flames.

An indescribable incandesence, like a supernova, consumed the figure. The unearthly brighness obiterated all his features.

About the Author

Michael J.Eliott is an Australian writer living in Victoria. He has been writing dark stories since his early school days. In High School and College he majored in Media Studies
both writing and directing short films, videos and radio ads. He has previously written a comedy sketch for Australian television.

Michael is currently working on the prequel to his well regarded short story Mr Westacott’s Christmas, In his spare time Michael enjoys reading, drawing, Golden Age Hollywood movies and music from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.

Link up with Michael on Social Media and say ‘G’day’

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A New Concept For Writers

Electric Eclectic Books

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We are a brand of books, rather than a publisher. What makes us different is that the author claims all royalities, and has full control of their own book. It was originally just novellas, created for readers to find new authors without having to purchase a full book. While this is still true, there are other things that Electric Electic Books now do.

  • Back Stories – are excellent ways to explore and individual (or several) characters life (or lives) in more depth, even from childhood or birth, delving into their lives to find what experiences moulded their temperament and persoanlity. What traumas or conquests brough them to this point in their lives?
  • Parallels give authors the prospect of exploring untold events from their books; these parallels are like a sidebar, allowing incidents not fully incvestigated in other volumes, now to be discovered by their readers.
  • A Prequel is, of course, telling the tale of what happened before the series started, the worlds, the events, the people, their endevours and conflicts, the formation and destruction of agreements, syndicates, cartels and collborations… there is no end of possibilty.
  • Longer books are now accepted, too.

Combined with our Novelletes, Electric Eclectic is proving to be the thinking authors marketing.

Who does not want to use a method of marketing which pays the authors to promote their own books?

Could your writing fill that criteria? We are looking for authors to join us and enjoy the many benefits we offer.

Interested? Want to know more about beoming an Electric Eclectic author?

First stop, contact us, visit the Electric Eclectic website today.

Click on the door and step into a new future!

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A Flash of Horror

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A Flash Of Horror is a collection of short and flash fiction from my two collections Heads & Tales and Undressed.
12 chilling and though-provoking tales that will stay with you for nights to come.
Are you ready to delve into the dark side?

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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

I’ve always said I am not a fan of horror but find myself reading the odd one or two. The last ones I read were also Electric Eclectic books. Because most of them are shorter reads, it tempts me to give them a try.  I have’t been disappointed yet.

A Flash of Horror is another excellent book. Simply because the style of writing was easy to read and the flashes of horror really laid out the scary side.  There are twelve stories in all. Some I’d read in a previous collection and still enjoyed second time around.

Each story was short, just a few pages long and often with a twist in the tail, something you don’t expect, then wham! There is it, the explanation – usually nothing like I imagined. Cleverly written, the stories don’t say much, they leave the inbetween bits out for your imagination to do the work, and it truely does. Don’t read it at night!

Having read a few stories of late that were short and often difficult to get into as I tried to work out what they were saying, where it was going, and if it was worth carrying on. It was so refreshing to read straight forward, straight to the point writing that was clear and easy to understand.

You will finish this book in no time, so it’s recommended for a journey, or the hour to relax into for some me time.


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This book is part of the Electric Eclectic brand of books and they are all shorter reads. Particularly good if you love reading but don’t have a lot of time.  It’s also a good way to find new authors.

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More horror stories from Electric Eclectic

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Tally

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Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?
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This book explores the ideas of family structure, tri-parenting, and polyamorous relationships. It contains mature material and is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.

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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

A year ago I read an anthology called Flawed Perfection. One of the stories was called Unwrapped Gifts by J. M. Northup. It was my favourite becaue it captured my imagination. I contacted the author to say so. She told me that she was hoping to turn it into a novel. And here it is, renamed Tally.

The beginning was pretty much the same and first time round I found it difficult to get into. Simply because the main characters were in full conversation. It was like walking into a room full of stranges all chatting and as you don’t know them, or know what they are talking about, you get kind of bored. However, like the first time around, I persevered through it, and it was worth it.

In Tally, I didn’t recall much the storyline but did remember the punch line. I think that although I enjoyed it, the element of surprise wasn’t there this time around, plus the structure of the story is given away on the cover. There is also a warning in the description, yet I found nothing inside merited it. I’ve read far worse that didn’t have disclaimers saying it was and adult only.

This book shouldn’t have worked. It is every writing teacher’s nightmare. It’s full of  adjectives for one. Written in the third person from various viewpoints, it had had first person narrative mixed in with it.  It should have been difficult to read as it broke every rule.

Strangely, it worked really well because everything was clear and concise and the author, J. M. Northup is an excellent story teller.

So why shouldn’t we challenge convention? As long as it is used correctly, as done in this case, nothing distractes from the story, so why not?

So choose something different for your reading list. A different type of story as well as different style of writing.

J. M. Northup is a prolfic writer uses vairous writing styles and genres in her books, so there is something to interest everyone!


Author Bio

J.M. Northup is an American author and partner of NORNS TRIAD PUBLICATIONS!

Julie writes in various genres, though she specializes in young adult fiction. Many of her stories blur the lines between multiple genres, including but not limited to Middle Grade, Dystopian, Suspense, thrillers, and romance.

An active promoter via her blog and social media pages, Julie spotlights various persons involved in the literary world. She provides readers with customized interviews, honest book reviews, and information regarding book promotions, giveaways, and events.

J.M. Northup is a native Minnesotan with a background in aviation, the medical field, gas & oil industry, databases, and business. She is happily married with a wealth of beautiful children and grandchildren.


Other books by J.M. Northup

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