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Posted: 4/27/2015 4:27 AM PDT
I have just published my WEbook developed collection of short stories: Betty Sue's Teatime Tales.

It's available as a paperback through Amazon and all good book stores by quoting the ISBN 978-0957181779.

The e-book will be released through Amazon on 8th May and is available for pre-order.

For more information on this title and others (written under my pseudonym Alina Voyce) please visit

And finally:  MANY THANKS, as ever, to the WEbook community for your continued support of my writing and the invaluable feedback you provide.

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Posted: 9/6/2014 7:01 AM PDT

I now have three published books available as e-books on

The books include:

1.  Innocent Vampire Gals:  A corrupt woman nightclub owner is killed by a blackmailing vampire. She comes back as a vampire herself, and is then suspected in the vampire killing of her absentee business partner's ex-girlfriend. 

2.  A Gatored Community:  Pearl Thieves and Environmental Terrorists attack an oyster farm where cultured pearls are produced and an alligator is used for security.

3.  Angels of Death at Play:  In a fatally overpopulated future Earth, all that the people have to eat is each other, and they thank God for every meal.
If any of you, are interested please log on at:

Once you log on, you can read opening excerpts from each book, by clicking on to the title. Then go to “Look Inside”. If, after you’ve read the excerpt, and would like to read further, each e-book costs $2.99 a copy. 
When it comes to being a writer, I see myself as an entertainer and my stories are my performances. As an entertainer, I am a natural comedian; and when I’m writing fiction, this joker is wild. So whenever you’re ready, Ladies and Gentlemen, the performances are about to begin.
Thank you.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 11:48 AM PDT
Officially published my first book with amazon. It's a young adult book mostly aimed toward girls. Here's the description:


I was never supposed to get caught. 
My mind cleared with only one goal in my head, revenge. I focused my energy making my right wrist become intangible long enough to slip it free. I swung it back punching him hard in the stomach. He stumbled back letting go of my left hand. I leaned forward dipping my hand into his pocket snagging his wallet. I tucked it back into my black pants. It was over in seconds without giving him any time to notice. 

Summer Valentine is an 18 year old who can see the glow in magical items called hexes. She even owns one, a small ring with an air element infused within it giving her the power to make her hands intangible. That is, she can move them through objects. Armed with this gift and the desire to support what’s left of her family, she takes up a new name. 
Viper a quiet, no nonsense, unfriendly, all business, cold tempered pickpocket that only steals from people like her. People who break the law. She keeps her personal life as Summer completely separate. That is until three strange boys appear out of nowhere claiming to be hex seekers. 
Now Summer has to deal with them finding out about her personal life too fast too soon. With the arrival of their fourth member, the boys offer her a proposition. Join us and your debts and worries will be gone. Summer’s tempted, but skeptic, the job is too good to be true. 
What about Tye? Her four year old brother under her custody. Is he included in the deal? And what about the threatening messages she’s been receiving? Someone is after her and they want her to know it. Conner, Jack, Logan, and August jump at the chance to help her. They insist she’s right for their team and Summer can’t help but wish it to be true. 
Will they be as accepting when they see what comes with working with her? 

Here' the link if anyone is interested in purchasing the book:

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Posted: 6/28/2014 7:27 AM PDT
I have made considerable revisions to an old published novel of mine, and even given it a new title: "Angels of Death at Play".  
According to the plot summary:

"In a fatally overpopulated future Earth, all that the people have to eat is each other, and they thank God for every meal. 
In this world, keeping the population trimmed and the meat quota filled, is every citizen's responsibility. Gladiator type combat games have become a high school sport. This is the students' way of participating in both the population trimming and meat harvest.  
A Cheerleader discovers that some things in this world are not the way that everyone believes, and strange things begin to happen.  
"A week ago," she said, 'I was killed to be eaten. It was the right thing to do, and all was right with the world. Now I'm alive again, and the world's turned upside down."
I am now in the process of self publishing the book, using the facilities of  A free preview of the first two chapters, (14 pages) is available at

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Posted: 6/5/2014 7:17 AM PDT

No it's not to steep for me at all. I don't complain about the price of a Kindle or Ebook as they are still a lot cheaper then most paperback or hardcovers. Buying another author's work is fine with me, as I hope they would consider buying mine. Discovered many really good books and authors that way.

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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:02 PM PDT
It just occurred to me that that might be confusing. My latest wasn't self-published. The publisher set the price.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 4:59 PM PDT
Yeah, I'm not real pleased with that, either. But Outpost Season One is only $3.99. 
And if that's still a little steep (it's about average nowadays) I can send you a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted: 6/4/2014 4:38 PM PDT
I noticed your latest costs more.  Sorry!
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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:53 AM PDT
$5.99 is a bit rich, babe. You ever discount it at all?

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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:49 AM PDT
Sex and violence?
Now you're speaking my language...
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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:40 AM PDT

Hello Finn,

Thanks for the company and the incite into Alec, (only kidding Alec). This latest group of books of mine is the Warrior series. The first book is Warrior's Claim. Warrior's Quest is being edited right now, and Warrior's Star is half on paper and half still in my head. It's not young adult. I lien more toward the action side then the sex side even though there's some of that in there too. Variety is the spice of life as they say.  I will check out Outpost; Zombies are cool. I have been on this site for quite some time now but will try to do more in the future. Thanks for writing!


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Posted: 6/3/2014 7:17 PM PDT
Dear God, all of this modesty is truly smothering me. I feel like I have to add something painfully self-promontory to it or I'll never be able to sleep at night. Most importantly, of course, I have to make this (and everything else) about me:
Welcome CJ. I have to apologize immensely that you got stuck with Alec to keep you company - he can be highly entertaining but his hands do wander when they should stay on his lap in polite company. 
Science Fiction, you say? This may well be something I need to look into, though I have very little time to read. But in the meantime I'll still blow up for the forum with my own self-promotions:
No I won't...

I shouldn't....

"...a runaway freight train to hell." Zombie Times on Camp 417 
"...amazing..." Kimberley Reeves, Bestselling Author of Broken 
"I love this series!" David Dalton, Goodreads review 
"...awesome!" J. Hinds, Amazon review 
"...the perfect zombie tale." on Camp 417 
"...the best zombie apocalypse [series] I've ever read." Lisa, Amazon review 

Brennick Maximum Security Prison, known unofficially as the Outpost. 
Home to the most vicious violent offenders for a thousand miles in any direction. 
The guards watch their every move, weapons ready. The Warden rules with an iron fist. 
Population: 1800, and falling. Fast.

I did anyway...

But on the bright side you should have a fantastic book on the way. Alec is a tremendous writer despite his obvious character flaws and I have no limit of fun pointing them out. I wish you the very best of luck with your books, and hope to see you around the forums, challenges and the like as often as possible (I know we all have lives - well, I know you all do - but it is a community nonetheless, and we're more fun than chickens...)
Again, nice to meet you, my lady, and I'll be looking into the Warrior's Quest series. It's not YA is it?
- Finn

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Posted: 5/29/2014 5:34 AM PDT

Thank you Alec, your book is already on its way to me!

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Posted: 5/29/2014 5:22 AM PDT
You're welcome, CJ.

England, the bikes, small world innit.

By the way, the Kindle version is free today so grab it for nothing...though it is worth a little less in all truth.

Good luck with your books too, I shall get over there to reciprocate too.

Best Wishes


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Posted: 5/29/2014 5:09 AM PDT

Sorry- should be an "E" on the end of web page!

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Posted: 5/29/2014 5:00 AM PDT

Thank you Alec for keeping me company! This is funny in a way. My mom was from England and my daughter, son and son-in-law all ride Harley's in their spare time, therefore I will buy your book for them. Yes, positive reviews would be nice but I started this project so that I could leave my grandkids something other then a faded picture. It snowballed a bit and now book five is in editing!  I write science fiction romance, well, because I live on my daughter's farm with chickens and goats. Wild aliens are more interesting then watching a chicken lay an egg.   Again, hanks for not leaving me stranded here all by myself!


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Posted: 5/29/2014 4:14 AM PDT
Seeing as CJ was brave enough to break the ice - I salute you for that - it seems rude to leave her here all on her own, so I too will help push the ball she has started rolling.

A while back, I too self-published on Amazon, and so far I have sold...just let check, somewhere in the region of...bugger all copies, so this can't do any harm.

It's a collection of humorous (that was the plan, anyway) short stories based loosely on my teenage years riding motorbikes with my mates in t'north of England. The word you should concentrate on in that last sentence is 'loosely'. These tales were written decades ago and were based on things that happened a decade before that (yes, I am that old). Quite a few of them were published in biker mags., back in the day, like AWoL and Back Street Heroes and it was the first time my written words were printed.
The most interesting thing I found whilst getting the 'book' together for publication was how I think I changed as a writer as the stories went on, and considering they were written over a two year period I suppose that's not a surprise. Speaking personally, the stories improve from the third, when Mad Dog's mates begin to have more input to the yarns.

Of course this is all my opinion and possibly the best grade BS you'll come across.

So, what's it all about, Alfie? (As Cilla once sang.) Well, there's motorbikes, but not so much that if you don't ride you will be left on the hard shoulder crying in frustration. There's booze and drugs and racing and the pursuit of sex and mad old ladies and guns and rock 'n' roll and bent coppers and partying and stupidity and a Christmas special and many other things all wrapped up in a ball of dodgy grammar and spelling.

Come on, what have you got to lose...except some money? And many times I give it away free, so sometimes, not even that. Oh yeah, maybe some time too...and emotional stability, but what's that between friends?

It's called 'The Legend That Is Mad Dog Jackson' and you can get it here...

Maybe it will hold up a mirror that will show you your teenage self again...and that'll be about as deep a literary experience you're going to get. It ain't no Philip Roth...whoever he is?

The truth of the matter is, I need a new motorbike. Buy it and make me a happy. Reviews would be nice too...not honest ones, everyone does them, ones I'd like to read.


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Posted: 5/26/2014 4:29 PM PDT

Hi, My name is C.J. Gnos and I have just self-published my fifth book. Warrior's Claim is the first in the Warrior series to be published the second Warrior's Quest, is at the publishers as I write this. The following is a synopsis of Warrior's Claim available at Amazon.

     Cassie's mate Garon is killed. In her pain, she shuts almost everyone out of her life including the Malai warrior Kamarsoman, who has loved her from the first time he saw her on Torva so long ago. Kam and the Saah Dylim Zall have been searching for Kelem Phyl the murderous Saah whose acts killed so many people and almost Cassie. Kam and Cass join forces to find justice for Garon's death and stop Kelem and his obsession for power and possession of Cassie. Cass, Kam and their colorful friends race across space, land on alien planets and go through portals in their search. Will they find their enemy and in the process ignite the feelings they once had for each other, or, is this the end for the alien Warrior and the Earth woman? Join Cassie and Kam in their newest adventure since the Offspring trilogy. 

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Posted: 2/18/2014 4:19 AM PST


As many members of WEbook have self-published books, we often receive a number of self-promotional posts in the forums.

Because these are regularly posted multiple times by a single user, throughout many different forums, we thought we'd provide a specific place for members to be able to promote their books within the forums.  

So, if you've recently self-published - this is the place to let other WEbook members know about it.

Make sure to write a short synopsis of the book, and a link to its listing - any links without a synopsis will be removed.
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