Monday, March 25, 2013

A Heart-Pounding Quest for Justice

David S. Wellhauser’s ‘The Seurat Construct’ is part science fiction, part mystery, part suspense, and wholly page-turning

Author David S. Wellhauser combines mystery, science fiction, and suspense in his fantastical novel about a quest for justice that takes a turn for the very strange and unusual.  The Seurat Construct is one man’s search for truth through a labyrinthine set of events that will have readers excitedly turning the pages in order to reach the next bizarre step.

Sandu Barr has spent years searching for the murderer of his wife.  He has traveled through cities, across countries, and over continents.  After too many dead ends and not enough to go on, Sandu has come to a grinding halt in his search.  Until, that is, he agrees to meet a mysterious stranger hard on the docks in the industrial basin in the middle of the night.  Chasing the figure scuttling down the ruined, derelict streets, he knows that his bad luck is about to break.

What follows is a mind-boggling series of events that lead Sandu into an even more enigmatic world, one that is filled with strange creatures, intriguing secrets, powerful revenge, demented sexuality, and one transmogrifying cat.  Assisted in his quest by a black grimalkin, a hesitant, self-righteous cabal, and his own need for revenge, Sandu chases a bevy of characters and situations that cross time, involve M-Theory, and carry the burden of revolutionary wrath and justice.

Readers who are fascinated by science fiction, mystery, psychological nihilism, and suspense will love The Seurat Construct.  It’s myriad characters that cross the realms of fantasy and myth make Sandu’s journey a dark, whimsical, and mystical one, but his search for the truth grounds the character in a place that readers can relate to.  The Seurat Construct is the first installment of ‘The Burdened Air’, and after reaching its phenomenal conclusion, readers will undoubtedly be eager to read Book Two, The Dog Particle.

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David S. Wellhauser is an Assistant Professor at Keimyung University, in Daegu, The Republic of Korea. Originally, he is from Canada, but has spent most of his career teaching in different parts of the world. Mr. Wellhauser has an M.A. (English Lit.) from the University of Guelph-- Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013




British author and former Banker, Toby Heale, has announced that his debut thriller, THE REBELLION FOR DEMOCRACY, will be free to download in the UK and US this Easter - March 28th, 29th and 30th - with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

THE REBELLION FOR DEMOCRACY tells the story of Jack Palmer one of the leaders of a London based rebellion to restore true democracy, that gains popular support by declaring areas free from draconian laws and crippling taxes. Finding himself embroiled in treachery within his own organisation, Palmer has the added complication of falling for a woman who works in the government department at the hub of the crackdown. Fighting the state apparatus and struggling against betrayal, Jack Palmer finds subtle help that enables him to take the battle against dictatorship into the heart of the security forces.

Twice in the last one hundred years, the USA has sent her troops to defend freedom and democracy in Europe. Will they do it again? Will there be a third time? Or will Uncle Sam say 'enough is enough.'
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The free offer coincides with the release of Toby's third novel, THE FLIGHT OF THE TSAR, the latest in his epic tale of the Brandt Family history - a furiously paced historical thriller that throws a torch into the dark corners of history. Opening in Berlin in 1813 as Bonaparte recruits a new army. The Tsar sends Paul Brandt to London to find his love, but the English want their gold back: Murder, the noose and fraud all await. A sea battle and chase go badly but the Tsar’s incredible plot takes shape. Now Bonaparte must be beaten, Leipzig and Waterloo loom.

Toby Heale has spent most of his life working in finance. In 1964 he became a Member of the London Stock Exchange. He worked as a broker in the Far East and Emerging Markets based in London and Hong Kong. In the late 1980’s he founded Investor Information Ltd and ran it for fourteen years with offices in Hong Kong, Christchurch, New Zealand and London.

Still in Hong Kong, Toby became an Expert Witness for Insider Dealing cases, a perfect training for his first book Corruption-Absolutely! Which was published by the Social Affairs Unit in 2009 and is available in paperback and as an e-book. Toby has been married for 45 years and lives with his wife in Christchurch, They have two sons, two daughters- in-law and five grandchildren.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

An Enigmatic Heroine worth Rooting For

Mysterious author Holy Ghost Writer’s enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo Series continues with ‘That Girl Started Her Own Country’


Mystery author Holy Ghost Writer brings another phenomenal addition to the table in the sixth book of the Count of Monte Cristo Series, That Girl Started Her Own Country.  Fun, fast-paced, and filled with intrigue and excitement, That Girl Started Her Own Country is certain to delight both old and new fans of the secretive writer.

That Girl Started Her Own Country is the story of Zaydee, a jet-setting, international playgirl with plenty of secrets to keep.  In love with investigative journalist Steven Larson, Zaydee finds herself scared for his safety when she discovers that he’s researching a hard-hitting, and somewhat dangerous, story about the Bilderberg Group.  After devising a complicated scheme to help him, the tables are turned when Zaydee finds out that she’s been the victim of a shady investment broker, and she’s arrested by the FBI.

While she’s incarcerated, the mystery surrounding Zaydee only deepens, as she’s booked under the vague moniker of “Princess Jane Doe”.  Refusing to reveal her identity but reveling in her new royal title, Zaydee becomes a media darling as she defends herself in court and hatches a plan to break out of prison.  Her plan becomes more and more elaborate, eventually involving a brilliant math professor and Yale’s secretive Skull and Bones Society
Readers will certainly be taken on a wild ride as they turn each page, with each finely drawn character’s motivations and allegiance coming under fire of doubt.  A thrilling book that has already delighted readers and reached the number one spot on Amazon’s Kindle, That Girl Started Her Own Country may just be Holy Ghost Writer’s most fascinating and exciting novel yet.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Gift of Infidelity

Pat Grissom uses her own nightmarish experiences with an unfaithful husband and the lessons she learned to offer women a new, empowering perspective in her book, ‘Too Much Gold to Flush, the Gift of Infidelity’

Many women find themselves in a less-than-ideal marriage, despite the warnings of their friends and family. Author Pat Grissom found herself in a nightmare marriage; it ended while she was still a newlywed. Her world was turned upside down.  In her book, Too Much Gold to Flush, the Gift of Infidelity, she tells her story and the lessons that she learned along the way, offering insight to others who find themselves in a similar situation.

Grissom doesn’t hold anything back; “This book tells my story – every embarrassing detail as well as each triumph I discovered along the way.”  Although, initially, she wanted to expose her husband—now in prison—as a “sex addict and a pedophile”, while painting herself as “the wronged heroine”, she comes to the powerful realization that her marital misery arose as a result of her own decisions.  

While this can be a tough and humbling pill for many to swallow, Grissom’s perspective helps women to see this all-too-painful realization in a new, positive light; “With that realization, I discovered an incredible gift—this situation offered an opportunity to grow that I would never get any other way.”  Through self-examination, Grissom was able to evolve out of the victim mentality and create life for herself that is “full of meaning and purpose.”

It is Grissom’s hopes that other women will learn from her mistakes and use their own painful situations as an opportunity to grow. Using her as a model, women can turn what they believe to be their darkest moment into a positive experience, arming themselves with the strength and emotional fortitude that they need to progress beyond the situation and the men like her ex-husband, readying them for a new, healthy relationship, and, more importantly, a new, healthy version of themselves.  For anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation—or knows a loved one who is in such a situation—Too Much Gold to Flush is an empowering read.

Grissom is donating half of the sales of her book to a woman’s shelter of the book buyer’s choosing, in order to further help women who are struggling.

Pat Grissom

Pat Grissom has lived through the nightmare that she writes about, and has used her experiences to benefit others.  She is a retired college professor who taught study skills, where she “preached loud and long about the importance of making wise choices and being responsible for my own actions”.  Grissom says of Too Much Gold to Flush, “The irony of this book is that it gave me the perfect opportunity to pass my own class.”  She lives in Friendswood, Texas, located between Houston and Galveston, where she enjoys practicing yoga, gardening, traveling, reading, watching movies, socializing with friends, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

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