Monday, 24 December 2012

PEACE BE WITH YOU

On the eve of the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Please spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves, say a prayer for all at this Holy time of year.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported Zachania and the Krays and we wish everyone happiness for the New year.
Merxczy Christmukaas as we say in Zachanian.
God Bless and have a great holiday x


Sunday, 16 December 2012

A prayer for Connecticut

I would just like to say that we share our American cousins sorrow at the horrific event in Connecticut.
When children are involved it breaks the hearts of everyone, Connecticut you are in our prayers, especially the families who have lost loved ones.


Friday, 7 December 2012

Zachania Tome two taster

Coming soon Zachania tome two.


King Arun suddenly felt a chill come over him as he wondered what this man before him was trying to say, Arun swallowed deeply and asked Taska what he meant, hoping that the answer  would not be the one he was silently fearing.
“The princess is our prisoner; she is with forty of my men, we took her in Zachra the night you left the palace.”
“YOU LIE!”
“Do I? Did you not have a great celebration on the day you left? Did you not sneak away from the palace? Does your sister not have green eyes?”
King Arun suddenly felt sick, he blew hard as he started to fear what he was hearing was true.
“That is my demand to you king! Obey it or she loses her lovely head, and you can be assured that my forty hungry men will use her for entertainment before they slice her to pieces, just before they give her to one hundred Degrains.”
King Arun winced hard as he was engulfed with rage, suddenly without no indication he jumped forward, but before he could reach Taska he was quickly grabbed by Lord Zalon and a couple of soldiers, the King shouted furiously as he tried to free himself , trying with all his strength to get to the laughing Taska, “I WILL KILL YOU WHERE YOU STAND!” he screamed delirious.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Manager coming in 2013


JH Gaines new and explosive novel 'The Manager' will be released in 2013, A story of the music industry and how it is influenced by organised crime.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Amazon Review Bully or Joker

I am yet again left astounded why anyone would want to leave a bad review for a self publishers hard work. Maybe Amazon should take a long hard look at the review system where sellers can choose which reviews to keep or delete.
At the moment the system is open for manipulation on both sides, authors can find ways to put up five star reviews and also authors can put up 1 star reviews on fellow authors books which they feel threatened by him.

I have just received another 1 star review which is absolutely trying to destroy me, WHY? I suspect it is another author whom is trying to sabotage my hard work.
self publishers are what they are! Most of us are not in the position to hire editors who work for around a dollar fifty a page. we offer an alternative work where you have full protection if you find your not happy with the item.

The bad review left for me criticizes my grammar in every sense available,misspellings, poor parallelism, illogical dialogue, misplaced punctuation, you name it the reviewer has added it.
So if he hated my style of writing so much then why did he buy the book in the first place?
Amazon is heavily weighted on the side of the buyer, which most authors appreciate.
so why when you can read the first four chapters for free? and receive a full refund if you are unhappy, do you feel the need to destroy someone's hard work.
it just does not make sense to me" 

If the following was true
I was claiming my work to be as good as Dickens or Shakespeare.
There was no refund available.
Then I could fully understand why there would be a need to give your opinion so that maybe you could warn other potential buyers.

Maybe there are just cold-hearted people out there who get their perverted kicks trying to ruin someone's dreams?
It is so sad that people in this day and age have to put someone down in order to pump up their own importance.

In short, a guy buys my book and does not like it, he gets a refund simply by clicking a button, so where is the big deal? why be so vindictive? I have not burgled your home or shot your dog. just move on and live and let live. 
Humanity is such a wonderful thing but sometimes certain humans act so sad it makes you wonder where society is going.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Zachania Question *FREE EBOOK*

I am giving away a free copy of Zachania to whoever can give us the best answer to the following question,

Who wins?
The man who has the most skill
or
The man who has the most heart.

The competition will end at midnight the 28th November, where we will award the winner with a free book of Zachania and if we really like the answer then it may feature in Zachania Tome two.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Zachania Tome Two taster.

When the sun rises tomorrow morning it is the time to prove your worth…Your time to avenge your families…And your time to drive this empire back into the sea from whence they came!....Lords of the council of Zachania rouse yourselves, stoke that fire in your bellies and furrow the brow with determination, show me the hunger in your eyes and as Zachanian’s deliver your nation a victory!”

Coming for Christmas 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

PRESSURE.....

Pressure.
An insight by author Joseph Henry Gaines.
***Warning-Strong-Language***

When you live on the other side of the fence , everything is magnified by the hundreds, you hear people say about pressure and I wonder if some people have actually looked up the meaning of the word. You hear stories like Nick Leeson was under pressure, please! Robbing millions and millions of pounds, yeah right pressure! That to me is like winning the lottery, I would be having the time of my life.
Then we see that the England football manager is under intense pressure, of course he is! It must be driving him mad wondering where and what to spend his six million pound wages on.
To us pressure is fighting for your fucking life!
Pressure is when you have to move out your family and go to war because someone is coming to do war with you.
Pressure is about making the right decision, a decision squeezed between going to prison for life or catching a bullet in the fucking eye.
Our life is glamorous but so it should be as there are not many who can survive it,  pressure is about trying to get out of something all your life when you know it is the one thing you are best at.
They say live by the sword and die by the sword, that is a great saying but to us it’s a fucking stark warning, almost a premonition, a reality we strive daily to avoid. Now that’s fucking pressure.

Krays Not Guilty, Book Two taster

Lenny McLean is enlisted by the Krays to join the Firm in 

Krays Not Guilty Your Honour Book Two, the 70's.

"So how much you going to pay me a week?"
"That can be worked out, are you with us?"
"That is why I am here."
"We want you with us Len, but we want your loyalty."
"If I am with you, then you have just brought the Atom bomb."
"what about the other firms, all your work for them will have to stop."
"That suits me Reg, you pay me, and you got me, lock stock and barrel."
"You're going to be busy Lennie."
"Good, that's just what in want, you just tell me who's got to go..you wont have to tell me twice."
"Then lets have a drink and welcome to the Firm Len."

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lets get in the mood for Halloween!


IN HONOR OF HALLOWEEN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE PERFECT TIME TO DO A COVER REVEAL FOR A VAMPIRE NOVEL BY DEBORAH PALUMBO. It is book 3 in The Undeparted series, entitled THE BANISHED ONE.
The Banished One, a serial killer vampire also named Lucius, is still wreaking havoc on the sleepy town in Tower City, and since he's supernatural he can't be captured by normal police procedure
A frustrated Lieutenant Welby (a new character in the series) refuses to believe that the elusive Lucius, the one responsible for those dead bodies in his town, is a vampire; that defies logic. There's got to be another explanation for those fang marks in the victims' throats.
Welby remains a staunch disbeliever in vampires until the coroner, Doc McMahon, causes him to change his mind!
Doc shows Welby his ancestral journal from the 1700's regarding Quentin Castle, the father of all vampires.
Welby is whisked back in time as he reads those yellowed pages filled with encounters of beautiful women being lured to their mortal doom and transformed into vampires by the handsome and charming Quentin.
But what causes Welby to finally be convinced, is a series of preternatural events and the coroner's scientific evidence!
Welby then follows the old town rumors about vampires right to Quentin and his gothic castle to enlist Quentin's supernatural aid in capturing Lucius.
Will Quentin, the only one who can stop Lucius' vampire tirades, help the Lieutenant or make him one of The Undeparted?
Will Quentin battle Lucius and send Lucius to the bowels of hell for eternity, finally ensuring that Cassandra is safe from her old beau? Will the old coal mining town be safe at last?


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Another Monday Morning in the glorious UK

So another week has passed us by in London and where are we from last week?
lets start with the Government, those fantastic people who we elected to constantly dream up new idea's to rob us!
I read in the paper yesterday that our chancellor is at it again, this time he is planning to cut Council tax benefit for millions of unemployed and disabled people. basically yet again he is going after the poor to pay more money of which they do not have.
his timing for this is also priceless! on the same day he is hoping to unveil this he will also be introducing a tax cut incentive where over 8000 millionaires will be around £40.000. better off.
Once again a fine example of their motto 
 'We are all in this together.'
George Osborne our chancellor
in his Oxford Bullingdon  Club days.
We used to smash everything up then give a cheque saying, “It’s OK, we can pay for it.” ’that saying is similar to what they are doing now- 'lets smash everything up and let the poor pay for it.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2173628/George-Osborne-Chancellor-high-society-Bullingdon-Club-Oxford-Year-Two--things-looking-.html#ixzz2A0QSpUwB
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David Cameron and Boris Johnson

Another week and once again the governments crusade against the unemployed continues.
This time they have introduced a new set of rules where people will have to jump through dozens of hoops or risk getting their benefits cut fro up to three years.
Minister for Employment Mark Hoban said: "Choosing a life on benefits when you're able to work is not an option. These rules send out a clear message to jobseekers. We will offer them the support they need to find work, but in return for receiving benefits they have responsibilities too. People cannot expect to keep their benefits if they do not hold up their end of the bargain."
There will be three levels of sanctions, ranging from four weeks for a minor offence to three years for serious repeat offenders.
"The new regime is tougher but fairer, and the rules will be clearly explained to all claimants from day one so that they are in no doubt that if they do not comply they will not get their benefit," said the Department for Work and Pensions.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union, which represents jobcentre workers, said: "Instead of punishing people for being out of work the Government should take responsibility for the pain and suffering it is causing with its failed austerity policies that we marched against at the weekend.
"With unemployment still high, there are eight people chasing every job vacancy, and many more trapped in part-time, low paid work. No one chooses a life on benefits, but some very wealthy individuals and organisations like Starbucks do choose not to pay their taxes, and they're the ones who should be demonised and pursued."

Why don't they just go the whole hog and make it a crime to be 'Unemployed' it is obvious that is what they want.

Some good news over the last week was that Chelsea Fc are still top of the premiership. we had a fantastic game on Saturday beating Spurs 4-2.
London weather is the same as usual- Rain and wind! 
another stories hitting the headlines in the UK is the racism row again. this topic is a real hot potato and one where many people are terrified to comment on or get involved. this week we have had black footballers refuse to wear 'kick it out' anti racism t-shirts before their football matches on Saturday and Sunday.
So we have another week in glorious Britain in front of us again. let us see what the government get up to  in the next seven days. on a trivial note they should now ditch the official motto of 'We are all in this together' and replace it with. 'Whose life shall we ruin today!'

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Monday Morning in the UK

TORY GOVERNMENT now picking on the OLD!
 Over the next five years, pensioners with an income of between £10,000 and £24,000 will be paying an extra £3bn in tax while richer pensioners are left unaffected. So much for this governments electoral pledge 'we are all in this together' Now they are in power that does not seem the case at all, They are attacking the most vulnerable people in our society. Unemployed. Disabled. Elderly. Someone needs to do something and very quick before these jokers we have as a government completely wreck our country.
What was interesting was on the very same day they announced their cuts for pensions we had an announcement from British Gas that they would be raising gas and electricity prices by 6pc. (AGAIN!) They say it is due to the rising cost of wholesale prices which is what they always say, even though they recorded a £345 million profit in the last quarter.
Just heard on the news that Scottish Power are to hike their prices by 9pc. Wonderful. Now watch all the companies do the same. they are making record profits and squeezing the life out of their customers. This government just will not learn! What we need is confidence in the high streets, we need people to start feeling safe to spending money and small to medium sized businesses to feel able to expand, hire extra staff and improve their businesses. I am seriously thinking about trying to become an politician. My slogan will be; 'Standards are falling, Cost of living is rising, we need a change!' 
It sickens me how the average man or women in the UK are completely voiceless, we get stamped on nearly every week and just have to take it. It seems the whole system has been allowed to get way out of control, tax and stealth tax and rising inflation is common practice now. when your cable TV or electric supplier raise their prices you try to complain, see how far it gets you. Or worse you probably will not even merit a reply from these companies.
 The UK feels like it has gone back to the middle ages where they taxed the poor to lavish the rich! We need a Robin Hood! someone to take back what is rightfully ours.
That's an idea!
THE ROBIN HOOD UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT!
People Power, let us bring down these greedy over lords, the problem is where do we find the time and money to get this movement going?
We are all too skint or too busy running around like headless chickens just trying to find the money to pay our bills!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Monday Morning in the UK

The Yuppie Conservative boys are ate it again. The Poor are going to get hammered again today. on the news now we are being told that at today's Tory conference plans will be unveiled to cap benefits and housing. Personally I think it is disgusting that the national debt is being put onto the backs of those who are the most vulnerable. When will these idiots realise that there is no money about because of the rising prices that we are asked to pay everyday. I just heard George Osborne saying people who work are outraged at people on benefits! I am sorry but I am outraged at this governments lack of interest in the spiralling cost of everyday living. I am outraged that I have to put £100 a week into my car for fuel and the government get 75% of it in VAT and taxes, I am outraged that every time I park my car I have to pay the local councils a fortune to park. I am outraged at the £250 a month I have to pay in council tax. I am outraged at the never ending increases in fuel bills like gas and electric. And the cost of food rocketing. Something needs to happen in the UK fast, It has become a country where people feel they are being robbed everyday of the week. everyday someone is trying to get their hands in to your pocket. Leave the poor alone and stop blaming everyone else. And stop patronizing us! I am not outraged at the poor lady down the road on benefits whose husband has left her with four children to bring up. I feel sorrow for her and not outraged. lower our taxes and VAT and force the cost of living down. Stop persecuting the weakest people in society and start looking at the shops, supermarkets and energy companies who are reporting record profits month after month by ripping everyone off. If they throw some poor lady off of benefits then how will that help me? Will that put any extra cash in my pocket? No it will not, but cut the fuel duty and the rip off councils and force the food supermarkets to stop increasing their prices. that would be a good start and what a wonderful start to the week that would be to wake up and hear that a government is going to force companies to lower their prices. I do not like waking up on a Monday morning and the first thing I see on the news is the headline ' government to unveil welfare cuts' then have to listen to some posh Chancellorship say he is acting to cut welfare because the public are outraged. I am sorry I am not and I don't like what your doing and I especially do not like you doing it and shouldering the blame on to our backs. Leave the poor people alone, you are a bullying government. forcing people;e further in to poverty is not the solution to curing it.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Zachania Cover

New Zachania cover? I am currently revising Zachania and I am thinking about changing the cover ...........................................................................

Monday, 24 September 2012

KRAYS FILM

WARNING EXTREME VIOLENCE!!

KRAYS NOT GUILTY and back on the streets of London again. The laws out to get them! the politicians are out to get them! The other gangs are out to get them! KRAY COVER3

Friday, 21 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Children of Zachania 'New release'

Children of Zachania the offshoot of Zachania is will be released this weekend on Amazon.

Friday, 14 September 2012

New Zachania cover?

Just messing around and thinking of changing the book cover??
let me know your thoughts.

 

New?                                                          Original?

Zachania Quote of the day!

It is our word that rises us from the beast!
It separates us from all the animals...maybe even the gods!
It is what makes us...molds us...it is why we are special!
Lord Heikan
Zachania Tome two

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Krays Not Guilty book one

He was a hard drinker, hard gambler,, hard talking, hard bastard, most people who knew him were terrified of him, at best people kept their distance from him. 

Excerpt from the book, available now on Amazon!

Zachania Qoute of the Day!


Let our blood inspire our children.
As we bleed, we bleed for them.
Let our tears be, for their joy.
Let our toil be, their way forward.
Let our lives be, so they live.
And if we fall in battle.
We fall knowing that our sons and daughters will be forever free.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Zachania the official Guide cover

The new cover for our official guide book. We changed it from the original one so that it keeps with the general tone of the series, hope you like it!

Monday, 10 September 2012

The Curse of the 'Bad' Review or was it a blessing?


Strange world we live in. If you counted the hours I have spent writing and re-writing Zachania, I could have probably built a house in that time. Then just as things were beginning to go well a guy comes along and absolutely 'slaughters' me with a bad review because of my 'grammar' mistakes. Ok if I look at it truthfully I can blame no one but myself. Yes I uploaded the book with the mistakes and yes I left my ass hanging out! My sales have now fell to 180.000 from 22.000 and to say I am 'fuming' is an understatement on the scale of King Kong! At first the usual negative thoughts of 'poor me' and 'why does it always happen to me' sunk in. But then I thought, let's look at this on a positive level.
The bad review has kicked me into life where I 'did' get round to fixing all the grammar mistakes. And guess what now I feel confident that whoever reads my book can never hit me with the same home run again. It’s a strange feeling where I want to 'send the boys' over to see the 'smart ass' but then again I want thank him for giving me the determination to further myself as an author.
They say Love and hate are two horns on the same head, I think I am beginning to realise it!

Zachania Teaser!

Good news!
Zachania Tome one is now available on Amazon and Smashwords with an excerpt from tome two included.



“Heikan my friend, what Akraf done today was not the act of a coward, the man I saw before me acted with a bravery that comes from the heavens…..it was a rare bravery to lose face and give up everything for the sake of others. 
Such a man should not be mocked Heikan, we should hold such a man in esteem, for a man to be able to make such a calculated decision with such overwhelming adversity before him is not a coward or a man with doubt, but a man of substance and honour”
Zachania, Talon Page 241.

Zachania quote of the day


“You will make a formidable King my prince, any leader of men can lead his men into war but a legendary leader is the man who can win battles without bloodshed and death”
 Zachania Tome one Page 135


Friday, 7 September 2012

Zachania Quote of the day


“Arun, you have just proved your substance as King, never forget that as a King there are things that you must do which you do not want to do, that is what makes a King, it’s the ability to act when most men doubt”
Ganasis to Prince Arun in Zachania Tome one.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Zachania words of the day

A quote from Zachania  Tome two.

“Talon, you speak of things that are far into the future, no one can say what will happen”
“Ganasis you have lived very long my friend; you know how fast the future arrives. Once the empire is gone, much of Kratos will be barren land, lawless land, land that can bring much power to those who wish to seize it. We must have faith in Kratos or we will get warlords hungry for land and power”
“Talon, you cannot change everyone and it is foolish to believe so, men will always want power and war”
“We must try Ganasis”


Coming soon........