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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

Product Description
Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Supermodel Lainey Cartwright has the perfect life - stunning looks, lots of money, a killer career and a supermodel boyfriend. When she realizes that her runway days might be over and that her boyfriend is cheating on her with her manager, the same manager that apparently has been robbing her blind for years, Lainey panics and runs away, out into the cold and rainy Copenhagen night.

Sociology student Palle Jensen believes that money is the root of all evil and is determined to do good and save the world as a social worker, despite the fact that no one believes that he has what it takes to handle the brutal reality of society's darker side. When a real live damsel in distress crosses his path he seizes the opportunity to show everyone that they're wrong about him. But is he wrong about her?

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Writers' Cafe / Desperately seeking some blurb and cover feedback
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:43:32 AM »


I've been struggling with the book description for weeks and weeks and still not found the right tone. A couple of times I've thought that I had come up with something pretty good, only to realize that I would have to rewrite the entire book to match the tone of the blurb ... I wasn't too worried because I figured that it is so easy to change it, I've got all the time in the world to tweak and try different versions, but now I want to do a print edition and that one is for life, so it has to be better than this. It is probably painfully obvious to everyone else what I'm doing wrong, but do you think you could tell me what I'm missing?

Konrad had been looking forward to this day for so long. Spending Friday night with his best friend, Caspar, and Caspar's older brother, Frey, playing videogames, ordering pizza and eating popcorn. What could be better than that?

Well, perhaps it had been better if his best friend hadn't made a bunch of new friends and didn't want to hang out with Konrad anymore. And it would definitely have been better if the world's greatest babysitter hadn't been framed for a crime he didn't commit, by the worst bully in the school.

Konrad is the only one who knows the truth about the stolen money, but no one would believe him if he told them what he had seen, or even how he had seen it.

A pair of sunglasses turns a boring painting into something magical and powerful and before the day is over Konrad will have stepped way outside of his comfort zone and even into a completely different world in an attempt to make things right.


Any comments about my cover would also be greatly appreciated. I'm going to need a new one for the print edition. Should I try for something completely different or could I use something similar to the one I have now?

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The Book Bazaar / Konrad and the Birthday Painting - Free 12-14/7
« on: May 08, 2016, 05:18:38 AM »

The first book in the Artworld Series is free 12-14 July if you would like to check it out. (Suitable for ages 6 and up to about 106)

Everything happened so fast. One minute Konrad was a perfectly normal 8-year-old, just trying to get through a perfectly normal school day. The next minute he was catapulted through time and space - and oil paints and canvas - into a world he never even knew existed.

A pair of sunglasses transform the boring painting outside the principal's office into the most beautiful thing you ever saw - and a powerful spy device at that. When the worst bully in school does something very bad and then tries to pin the blame on Konrad's favorite babysitter, Konrad feels the need to make things right again. But when you're 8, and not exactly the world's bravest 8-year-old, there's not much you can do, is there? Well, perhaps there is ...

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