Friday, 25 September 2015

Writing - Steele revisited

I'm beginning to get desperate! I have almost 10 000 followers on twitter, over hundred 'friends' on FB I'm well connected on LinkedIn but I haven't sold a book for a couple of months. I hope it isn't a sign that my light is fading! On the other hand it was never that bright anyway. I've written about content on and off this week and I'm rapidly reaching the conclusion that I have tapped into a bit of an 'old-fashioned' well-tapped into section of the market. 

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In fact that may seem to be so on the surface but Patrick A Steele is not typical of the Marvel style of super hero. His roots are very definitely human, he's not from the aristocracy or a wealthy background but was orphaned and the product of a variety of foster homes. He was in trouble with the law as a teenager and eventually made good thanks to the discipline of the army as a part-time soldier. 
The tasks he takes on are rooted in the strong sense of injustice he has developed as a recalcitrant youth. He has developed a number of skills and is often on the edge of the law in managing his outcomes. So if you haven't delved into his mysteries and adventures, with Christmas approaching there are 8 books to get your teeth into. In fact it may be 9 by the coming of the new year.

The books below are mine and as such there are occasions when I have a political point to make which if 'dumbed down' could be lost. Please read them all, learn and enjoy. The books are available through all good booksellers in all formats.

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


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