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  2. That's right! I didn't mention it: we have a pecker with us! C
  3. Does anyone here like dark, psychotic thrillers? I'm reading an ebook by P T Denys and the theme is about two boys, now adults, who endured and survived abuse. Survived? I'm not sure how well, I've just started the novel. It is very well written, carried forward by dialogue which evokes the scenes. The Cycle by P T Denys, here is the summary from goodreads: Almost 15 years ago a brutal attack by a violent psychopath changed everything.In Violence Begets... despite horrific child abuse, Rick St. James and Kevin Vincent were able to find love in each other. They discovered that violence only begat violence when they allowed it to.They had a choice.They chose love.Now Rick's little brother is faced with the same painful reality that Rick once had to endure. Returning home to help his brother causes the nightmares of the past to crash and merge with the demons of the present.Love is put to the test and it may not be strong enough to survive The Cycle! You can get a copy here: https://en.1lib.fr/s/The Cycle by P T Denys It's free, it's a library for ebooks.
  4. Of course most people are familiar with Agatha Christie as an author of detective fiction, and to perhaps a slightly lesser extent Ngaio Marsh, but I have recently been discovering two of their contemporaries from the 1920s onward: Freeman Wills Crofts, and his "Inspector French" stories, and Anthony Berkeley, and his Roger Sheringham stories. My local public library has both authors available in e-book form (more of Berkeley than Crofts) and I am enjoying the quaint style of these books. In contrast to today's typical styles, both authors lean heavily to an omniscient style where the narrator (and the narrator's point of view) becomes an integral part of the story. I have also been sequencing through each of Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn stories, guided by a list of them in order that I found online. It turns out that there is a definite sequence to them. Again, the local library obligingly offers them in Kindle e-book form. R
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  6. Peck, if you don't mind.
  7. A hearty welcome, James. Glad to have one more voice here. Just beware of most of the denizens here. They bite!
  8. I am still working on things. Had a bit of a technical hitch which prevented me from being able to write for a few weeks, but I am still working on Being Johnny. Now on the final stretch. Book 2 ends at Halloween and I am now writing about July so I only have three months more to cover. Though a lot can happen in three months, especially with Johnny's family.
  9. What do you mean 'if you were a vampire.' Don't try to hide your true nature, we can all see you liking your lips.
  10. HIYA! If I were a vampire I'd be totally stoked because... FRESH BLOOD! A willkommen, a bienvenue, and a jolly well welcome to you both!
  11. hey hey! welcome to AD forums 🙂
  12. First, a confession: me and a friend have hung around here and never taken part, only read the stories, well some of those you guys recommended or were listed as blasts from the past. Luca was the first to take the plunge and post, but it got screwed up by the system. He wants to be a writer like you guys, which I guess pushed him to join. Then nothing.... it's nobody's fault, but the registration system kind of has a glitch in it. Eventually, yeah, I admit, some time later, and only because I wanted to post a comment, I tried joining myself. Failed again. But I am more persistent and picked the last guy to post a comment on the forum. And boy was I lucky to fall on a really nice guy, thanks loads Cole. He replied straightaway and contacted Mike and did lots to work it out. And thanks to Mike for doing whatever he did to approve the registration. I messaged Luca today, he's enjoying sun, sand, and sea, with the folks. I hope he's being careful! I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello 😁 We, Luca and me, are hoping to have some interesting discussions here. We have tons of questions for you all, but we will get to all that later. That's me for now... James.
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  14. I'd like to congratulate all ten Cole Parkers for a wonderfully uplifting story. Thank you. 😺
  15. Just checking in again @Nigel Gordon to encourage you to keep moving forward on this tale. The peanut gallery wants to see the good guys prevail and the bad guys get their just deserts. R
  16. I can see he would offer something in certain areas Cole, but in all honesty Brendan Rogers would probably be better as a soccer advisor.⚽
  17. As we all know, "Cole Parker" is actually a pseudonym for a ten-man writing team, and one of them is Robbie Rogers.
  18. I am somewhat miffed that Cole knows more about soccer than I do. How can this be? 🤔
  19. I read it al while ago, and it sure is a good read. Despite some disaster and mistakes, it was a feel good story to enjoy.
  20. Story's index page here: http://www.awesomedude.com/alan_dwight/a-wash-ashore/index.htm This story is set somewhere between Provincetown and Chatham on a storm-wracked stretch of Cape Code, in the late 19th century. Out of tragic circumstances at the beginning, two plucky young men find their way together, with both mistakes and triumphs. A good read. R
  21. Coming soon to a screen near you. Please note: If you haven't read Halloween 2020 then this will make not a jot of sense. Trigger warnings: Football, Demons, Inappropriate age difference (some 6000 years, give or take), Cat.
  22. Ha! It's finished - or, in old English, fin-i-shed (utilise your best Chaucerian accent). This is peachy, as I can now read from start to finish and not get miffed at cliffhangers. 'tis going to be a good week!
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