Monday, November 2, 2015


John Perrier
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Captain Rum – A Wondrous Adventure
Edited By Prof H.D. (Bert) Lampluck
·         captain rum final frontcover.jpgLength: Approx 120 000 words
·         Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure/Epistolary/A hint of magical realism
·         Epistolary (journal style) novel
·         Format: paperback and e-book (mobi, e-pub, pdf)
·         Age range: Adult, suitable for older teenagers
·         No graphic sex scenes or violence, some adult concepts
Captain Rum is a fascinating historical journal that records one of the most unique sea voyages ever undertaken.
In 1821, Fintan McAdam - a.k.a. Captain Rum- sailed solo across the oceans. During his journey he made incredible discoveries that still fascinate historians, geologists and biologists to this day.
McAdam’s journey was turbulent before he even departed as his unfortunate past envelops him. After finally setting sail, he encountered many problems and situations that arose not just from Mother Ocean, but also from demons within his own mind. In his final journal entries, McAdam confronts not only his greatest real-life fear, but his deepest, most painful memories as well.
This amazing story was edited by semi-retired Oxford Professor H. D. Lampluck, who stumbled across the dusty, abandoned journal on a long-forgotten shelf in a university library. His well-researched preface and footnotes add extra detail and charm to the tale.
Captain Rum, as told in McAdam’s own words, is a tale of discovery, despair and delight. It will keep you enthralled through many a stormy night.

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Campervan Kama Sutra
Outback Australia, with a camper trailer, three kids and a dog.*

campervan final  frontcover.jpg·         Length: Approx 55 000 words
·         Genre: Travel/Biopic/Humor
·         Format: paperback and e-book (mobi, e-pub, pdf)
·         Age range: Adult, suitable for age 12 and up
·         No graphic sex scenes or violence

This true story tells of one family’s hilarious journey through Australia’s rugged outback countryside.
The adventure begins with the author, the dad, convincing his reluctant wife Kath to undertake the journey, and the subsequent trials of packing and provisioning for a three-month journey.
Our intrepid adventurers work their way through numerous mishaps, including, but not limited to, an ill-advised river crossing, an inappropriately packed roof rack and some truly horrible singing.
During their journey they stumble across a motley assortment of characters such as a confused check-in clerk, a grey nomad with an eye for detail regarding torches, and several Crazy Germans.
The story not only details the misadventures of our family, but also gives a subtle introduction to Australian history and culture.
Numerous car troubles, most emanating from the aforementioned river crossing, haunt the travellers. In the end they manage to keep their car on the road for long enough to limp back home, with plenty of stories to tell.   
While reading Campervan Kama Sutra, you’ll not only fall in love with Australia’s vast, ever-changing countryside, but you’ll also delight in the tragicomedy that arrives with unerring regularity. You’ll laugh until something hurts.
*P.S. There was no dog.

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A Few Quiet Beers with God
·         afqbwg-frontcover.jpgLength: Approx 110 000 words
·         Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy/New Adult
·         Format: paperback and e-book (mobi, e-pub, pdf)
·         Age range: Suitable for age 12 and up. YA, NA and Adults who are young at heart would all enjoy
·         No graphic sex scenes or violence

'A Few Quiet Beers with God' is a two-part novel in a sci-fi/comedy genre, set in the year 2031.
The plot unravels through the eyes of Dave, a roguish unemployed knockabout who spends most of his time in his local pub, the Stranglers Bar. Just as he is beginning to inwardly doubt his fruitless lifestyle, he meets the girl of his dreams, Alexandra. She becomes a new focus for his existence.
Meanwhile two very powerful enemies, the arrogant, obese Morgan W. Morgan and the conceited, handsome Harry Hieshler, are battling for control of the global television market. In order to lift his station's ratings, Hieshler enlists the aid of his only non-enemy: a breathtakingly handsome, athletic, machismo, megastar soccer player who is simply known as 'God' to his adoring public.
Hieshler's staff (he does little work himself) creates a marketing ploy - a competition that can only be entered by watching their station. The winner receives the ultimate prize – a date with God! Their ratings soar.
Meanwhile Dave has the night of his life with Alexandra and promises to call her the next evening. But alas! From there things go astray, and Dave gets drawn into the murky world of competition between Morgan and Hielshler, coupled with his yearning to find Alexandra. Part one ends with a resolution that youdefinitely won’t see coming.
Part two begins with ... no, even a hint would spoil it!
If you enjoy offbeat, irreverent comedies, and crazy sci-fi adventures, then you’ll love A Few Quiet Beers with God. It has shades of Douglas Adams’Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Grant Naylor’s backwards-ness in Red Dwarf, and even the future para-realism of Ben Elton’s Stark.
The story references, among other things, adaption to new technologies, the explosion of social media sites, the all pervasive nature of the media, and, of course, lost pens.
Best suited to ages 12 and up.  New adults and adults who are young at heart will enjoy the oblique references to “the old days” of the early 21st century.

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