Germans, an Evil Russian and the British Army

dead-of-july-small4-color-13.jpgIt took me over a year to write my novel ‘Dead of July’. I have postponed the release date three times. Why? Because I want to make sure the ending is as good as the story.

How many times have you read a good book, only to be disappointed at the ending?

What is my book about? Evil Russians, Germans, British Soldiers, the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final, and the adventures of a young British Army wife living in Dortmund, Germany.

“You are going to pay for what you did,” he said with a heavy, guttural accent. “You will never be rid of me.” His fingers crawled around to the back of my head, pulling me toward him. I was too terrified to move. He leaned forward through the window so our faces were touching and kissed me roughly on the lips, biting me as he did so. The smell of his stale breath made me want to vomit and I jerked my head away from him

I hope this leaves you hungry for more.

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TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR

Dead of July

Why ‘Dead of July’?

When I started writing this story I named it ‘A Walk in the Park’ because the story started when a young English girl, married to a British Soldier took a walk in a small park near her home in Dortmund, Germany. A pleasurable afternoon of sunbathing, reading and enjoying a beer and a bratwurst, turned into something sinister.

This is a thrilling story of drugs, guns, and human trafficking with a paranormal twist. There are a few laughs along the way because you can’t be around the British Army (especially off duty) without having a little fun.

This thrilling story with its twists and turns starts and ends in July, so my friend Jennifer Candee Zaharewicz, suggested I call it ‘Dead of July’. A perfect title. When will it be released? In the dead of July of course.

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Russians, Germans and the odd British Squaddie

dead-of-july-small4-color-13.jpgIt took me over a year to write my novel ‘Dead of July’. I have postponed the release date three times. Why? Because I want to make sure the ending is as good as the story.

How many times have you read a book and loved every word, but been disappointed by the way it ended? I am not saying my ending is weak, but if it is, I am sure my editor will tell me. She is almost there.

What is my book about? Evil Russians, Germans, British Soldiers, the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final, and the adventures of a young British Army wife living in Dortmund, Germany.

Below is a snippet for your reading pleasure.

“You are going to pay for what you did,” he said with a heavy, guttural accent. “You will never be rid of me.” His fingers crawled around to the back of my head, pulling me toward him. I was too terrified to move. He leaned forward through the window so our faces were touching and kissed me roughly on the lips, biting me as he did so. The smell of his stale breath made me want to vomit and I jerked my head away from him.

This must surely be Viktor. This man was evil, pure evil. I threw the car into reverse in a desperate attempt to escape. He moved too quickly for me and stood behind the car, smirking at me through the back window. My hand trembled as I shifted into first, but before I could pull away, he appeared in front of me again. How could he move so fast? 

DEAD OF JULY

TO BE RELEASED JULY 2013

I hope this leaves you hungry for more.

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London Blitz – A Tribute to Wilf (my dad)

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Yesterday I conquered ‘Create Space’.

Today I set up my own Author Page on Amazon. Once I start writing my next novel, I won’t have time for things like this.

My next book was originally started in 1940 by my Dad, George Wilfred Newman. I am not totally sure what I am going to call it , but my Dad called it ‘September’. It is about the Blitz.

Below is the foreward, written by my dad on thin paper, using a type writer. It was mailed to his father, my granddad.

My dad didn’t think he would make it home from the war and wanted someone to read, and finish this story for him. I read his type written story and dictated it onto my computer. It is my next project.

Foreward

By G.W. Newman

I was stationed in Surrey at the time of the great blitz on London and as was the case with many I seem to be carrying a great load on my mind.  Threat of invasion and the horrors of mutilated and torn bodies, the continuous crash and thunder of high explosives and the scream of the sirens were taking their toll on men and women and little children, turning the minds of every mortal soul into chaos. People were not themselves. In place of decency and common sense tympanic rape and madness and people were crazy for some relief from this continuous horror. Let no one condemn us we were in our hour of trial and did not fail we weathered the storm as best we could, knowing that our turn would come.

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Finishing this book will be quite a project. My dad did make it home safely from the war, but never finished his book. He kept what he had written though, and gave it to me. My dad had no way of knowing that I would become a writer.

Now it is my pleasure, and my duty, to finish this book for him. It is not going to be easy, but I will give it a try.