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XYZ : One Man, two kids, ten devices and an internet-sized generation gap

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
XYZ
:
One
Man, two kids, ten devices and an internet-sized generation gap
by
William Knight
Genre:
Humorous Fiction 
 
From
a former Guardian and BBC writer, and author of 
The
Donated,
 comes
a hilarious story of mid-life crisis, family, technology, and coping
with the modern workplace.
Jack
Cooper is a depressed, analogue throwback; a cynical, alcoholic
Gen-Xer whose glory days are behind him. He’s unemployed, his
marriage has broken down, he’s addicted to internet hook-ups, and
is deeply ashamed of his son Geronimo, who lives life dressed as a
bear.

 

 

When
Jack’s daughter engineers a job for him at totally-lit tech firm
Sweet, he’s confronted by a Millennial and Zoomer culture he can’t
relate to. He loathes every detail – every IM, gif and emoji –
apart from Freya, twenty years his junior and addicted to
broadcasting her life on social media.

 

 

Can
Jack evolve to fit in at Sweet, or will he remain a dinosaur stuck in
the 1980s? And will he halt his slide into loneliness and repair his
family relationships?

 

 

XYZ
is for every Gen-Xer who ever struggled with a device, and for
everyone else who loves emojis … said no one ever.

 

 

Essential
reading for anyone in the workplace over 40, and a handbook for those
cocky bastards who are not.’

 

Paula
(Boomer, wannabe GenX)

 

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William
Knight’s writing credits include The Guardian, The Financial Times
and the BBC, among many others publications, where he has written
about the successes and failings of technology.

 

 

He
currently lives in Wellington, NZ, where he works as an IT consultant
and writes blistering content for technology firms.

 

 

The
Donated, (first published as Generation), is a thriller based on the
dangers of experimenting with viral DNA and ignoring science. It
features a techno-phobic journo.

 

 

XYZ
is a mid-life car crash. Jack Cooper works for a super-cool tech firm
and can’t operate his own mobile phone. Besides, his life is falling
apart because his family is addicted to the internet.

 

 

Other
novels, The Fractured and Foretold, may be available “one day”
he says.

 

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Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Dolor
and Shadow
The
Seidr Cycle Book 1
by
Angela B. Chrysler
Genre:
High Epic Fantasy
 
A
great power has awakened within Princess Kallan.
To
keep the princess hidden, she is taken to Alfheim; her abilities
suppressed and her memory erased.
Years
later, Kallan inherits her father’s war, and vows revenge on the
one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But soon, a
twist of fate puts Kallan in protection of the man she has sworn to
kill, and Rune in possession of powers he does not understand.
Lost
in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make
their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the
Shadow that hunts them both.
 
Praise
for Dolor and Shadow:
“…a
sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.”
 
Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
“Angela
B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with
‘Dolor and Shadow’”
 – Jay Norry, Amazon
Review
“This
is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless”
 
Timothy Bateson, Amazon Review
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Fire
and Lies
The
Seidr Cycle Book 2
 
War
rips across the land of Alfheim.
As
the Fae gods draw near, Queen Kallan’s strength is tested.
She
follows King Rune, but the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body is
writhing in hunger. Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen – the
legendary Berserk – is determined to end the conflict in her life.
As
the three come together, the truth buried in the past resurfaces.
Now, Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall
to the Fae, who will stop at nothing to keep their lies.
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Angela B. Chrysler
is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies
theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval
European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual
sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
In 2014, Ms.
Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to
Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat
lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing
beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style
to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her
addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her
hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother
her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she
eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams.
Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and
Frankenstein.
Angela also loves
writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga,
meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime,
and smiling.
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One man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
The
Watcher
by
Eli Carros
Genre:
Crime Thriller
 
One
man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…
Chief
Inspector Jack Grayson is hunting a serial killer terrorizing London,
a stalker who watches his prey carefully and displays the bodies of
his young female victims brazenly. But Grayson has a problem – only
one lead and scant evidence – and the body count is rising.
He
discovers that an unsolved 18-year-old murder case bears all the
hallmarks of the current killings, but he still can’t seem to find
a single, obvious suspect, and he is so far unable to outthink a
master predator.
Grayson
must catch a hunter who knows how to outwit the police – a showman
intent on completing his macabre collection. But he’s missing a
vital clue, a critical piece of the puzzle. When he finally discovers
the killer’s identity, he’s completely unprepared for the fallout…

 

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Eli Carros is a crime fiction and thriller author from London, England.
His debut novel, The Watcher, was inspired by the London landscape,
and by what can happen when sexual obsession, abuse, and madness
collide. Eli loves reading crime, fantasy, and mystery suspense, and
is an ardent admirer of authors Steven King, Mark Billingham, Harlan
Coben, and Patricia Cornwell. 

 

A trained journalist with experience as an assistant court reporter,
Eli interned at The Daily Mirror and the BBC before he became a
novelist. A strong supporter of causes that promote equality for all,
in his spare time he loves sailing, camping, hiking, and sketching,
and detests getting up in the morning without several cups of strong
percolated coffee.


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