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Update

Just a quick update.

I haven’t been posting much because I’m working hard on a few new releases. “A Lifetime” is out, as are two collections of short stories, but there will be a few more titles in the coming weeks — though I can’t give too much information away just yet.

Links for current books:

50 Indian Moral Stories for Children: http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Moral-Stories-Children-ebook/dp/B00F9JAUCU

Sacred Tales: http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Tales-Stories-Ancient-ebook/dp/B00FIPCMVC

A Lifetime: http://www.amazon.com/A-Lifetime-ebook/dp/B00FG0WJB2

 

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A Lifetime Realeased on Ebook

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My book, A Lifetime, is now available on Amazon Kindle!

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG0WJB2/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5Xursb1GSBBR8

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Nearly There

Not long now until my book is released. Could be a matter of hours…

This business of publishing and promoting has kept me busy beyond belief, but I still found time to put the finishing touches to another project I have been working on for a while. I won’t say much for now, but that project should be released in the next few weeks and can be enjoyed by all ages… it’ll all be revealed in time.

For now, A Lifetime is moments away.

I am amazed I managed to complete another project to be honest, although luckily most of the work had been done a few months back. To all my fellow authors out there, how did you fill the time between stressing and promoting?

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“A Lifetime” is the story of a struggle. Of one man born into nothing and who fights to make his way through life, to leave the place of his birth – a place of suffering and strife – and to create a new life elsewhere. To find himself a wife, to start a family and to achieve the things he thought unachievable.

It is a story of success, loss, delight and grief; a story of what it means to have everything and what it feels like to have nothing. It is also a story of the very special bond between a father and his daughter.

 

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Anticipated Releases

 

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My book “A Lifetime” will be released on the 17th of this month. It’s a very anxious and exciting time for me, I can’t wait. It’s not exactly ‘hotly anticipated’ by anyone but a select few, but in the spirit of my own anticipation, I threw together a small list of books that everyone else is waiting for:

 

The Winds of Winter

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy books by George R. R. Martin that first made an appearance back in 1996, with Game of Thrones. The series has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and has seen spin offs in video games, board games, card games and on television. The sixth novel, The Winds of Winter, is due for release some time in 2015.

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

It has been fifteen years since Helen Fielding released the last Bridget Jones book, but the sultry, hapless heroine is due to make a long awaited reappearance in October with Mad About the Boy.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

This forthcoming release earned the author of the sitcom “Girls” a $3.7 million advance. The book is going to be a compilation of essays of everything from dieting to dressing, it doesn’t sound like the makings of a bestseller but it’ll need to do something special for the publishers to recoup their money. Not That Kind of Girl is due for release on October 10th.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

This hotly antiquated title is due out in a little under two weeks. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to the 1977 hit The Shining, and has had King fans trembling in excitement since it was announced back in 2009.

J. D. Sallinger

The reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye wrote many books throughout his lifetime that he never sent away for publication. If his biography Salinger, is to be believed, we can expect a series of his books to be released from 2015 through to 2010.

 

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Book Reviews (Getting There)

Not long now until my book “A Lifetime” is published. I’m still working hard and have spent the last few weeks trying to get as much exposure as I can, and now I’m reaching out to all you fine blogging folk out there:)

I need some reviews for the book. I’m not asking for 5-star raving reviews, I just want honest opinions and genuine reviews that can be displayed on Amazon, Goodreads or your own blog. I am prepared to give away free copies of the book (it is only 10k words) to anyone who is willing and I can also give you a guest post/author interview if needed.

Email me at MorrisFenris (at) outlook (dot) com

Thank you!

 

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Extract From “A Lifetime”

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It won’t be long now until my new book, A Lifetime, is released. In the meantime, here is an extract from the opening chapter:

I was born in a bure, a small hut crafted from wood and straw that sat in a a cluster of others, looking like some Neolithic, sun-drenched piece of paradise. Despite appearances; it was far from paradise.

 

The huts were in a sugarcane plantation that worked the residents, my parents included, to the bone. They worked tirelessly for very little money. It was barely enough to keep themselves clothed and fed, let alone their families. My father was working on the day I was born, the day that an untrained midwife — a woman plucked from the sugarcane field to assist my screaming, agonized mother — dragged me from the comfort of my mother’s womb.

 

I came into the world kicking, screaming and suffering under the incompetence of others and I spent my childhood in much the same way. From a very early age I worked as hard as my parents did. I had no comforts, few friends, no time to play, nothing to play with and not much of a life to live.  My parents loved me, they gave me all I could have hoped for, but they couldn’t do anything to make my life easier, to give me the life that a child deserves.

 

I strived to work hard and to make my own way in the world. When I was old enough, after many difficult years on the plantation, I stowed away on a container ship and left the country of my birth. I didn’t know where I was going, didn’t really know anything of the world beyond my small island home, but I was determined to make it wherever the ship took me. 

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