Andy Lang Books

Monday, 28 December 2015

2015

A New Year approaches, and Christmas is now just over the shoulder.
For the first time in many years, I felt a little nostalgic for Christmas past. 
Yule in Africa is something that takes some getting used to, especially for an ex-pat Brit, raised on mince pies, frost, snow and the obligatory James Bond film featuring at some point over the holidays (when I was young, it was always Christmas Day, but I'm sure times have changed.) And Kampala suddenly decided to pile on the heat, weeks of rain gave way for two sweltering days... something else to shock the system of a European. One would have thought that after all these years away I would have adjusted, but there is just something decidedly strange about Christmas Day at 35°C

So 2016 is just around the corner, and as always, hopes are high that it will be better than 2015, (always the same thoughts at this time of year). But 2015 hasn't actually been that bad. The family and I relocated from Kenya at the beginning of the year, settling in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. I have found plenty of time to write, even though I am mostly forced to work at night, as in Kenya, Ugandans love their music, unfortunately for me, it's not an atmosphere conducive to concentration, added to the fact that every church here (and there are many) insists on amplifying their seemingly never ending services despite the fact that the congregation numbers only two or three. It all adds to the jumble of noise!

2015 has been a prolific year for me, several books written, Gondell's Quest, Finding Justine, The Red Trade, Harvester 7, and quite a few started before finding themselves on the shelf, some temporarily, some indefinitely.

Traffik: The Stolen Girls, published in November 2014 made it onto the Amazon UK Top 100 bestseller list (in genre) during February, and has been there, or thereabouts ever since, it also visited the bestseller list in the USA briefly, so I'm claiming international status!! But still, not too bad for an author who was totally unknown just over a year ago.
It's also nice to see that Amazon have been advertising my books, it feels good to get a little promotion without having to instigate.

While Traffik has done well, other books have been disappointing. Peninah's Passion underwent a serious re-write, and on occasion it has flirted with the top 100 on Amazon.com, but is still to break through.
I have always been a fan of Wilbur Smith, and his novels set in Africa. Maybe that is why I began writing about a beautiful Ethiopian historian, Ayana Regasa. I wanted to begin a series of books set in different African countries, starting in the Ethiopian highlands, before moving on to the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe (The Fountain of Saba and Tokoloshe). The reception for these first two books has been decidedly lack lustre so far, more promotion necessary I guess!


On a more upbeat note: The Red Trade has begun to gain a little momentum now, especially paperback sales. My second Human Trafficking themed novel, it explores a disturbing market in sub-Saharan Africa for albino body parts, and organ harvesting for illegal transplant surgery.
My third Human Trafficking novel, Finding Justine – Libertine is very much an unknown quantity as yet, having only been published for a few weeks. This is a darker book, and explores the minds of a sexual sadist and his submissive slave (a victim of trafficking). Inspired by the writings of the Marquis de Sade I feel compelled to give advance warning of some language and scenes of degradation and torture. Definitely 18+ reading but not erotic.


2015 also saw the release of Gondell's Quest – Destiny. The first half of an epic tale, a sword and sorcery fantasy that is receiving wonderful reviews (even being compared to works by Tolkein). Because of the sheer length I have been forced to split the tale between two books, and even divided it has proven to be a printing headache and a struggle to format within the 740 page maximum of both Createspace and Lulu.
Book 1 is making some sales on iTunes and Kobo, but no impact so far on Kindle or Nook, one of the reasons that I am investigating crowdfunding options to facilitate marketing. The feed back that I have received so far is that Gondell's Quest has the potential to become a classic, but only marketing and a general raising of awareness will prove or disprove that theory!


My Science Fiction introductory story, Harvester 7 will remain Free for the time being, the first part of the trilogy, Rise of the Kressa is due to be published later in 2016.



I am still looking for reviews for all of my books, so contact me if there is something that you would like to read for free in exchange for an honest review on Amazon.com.

All that remains now is for me to wish you all a belated Merry

Christmas, and an early Happy New Year.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Previews and Samplers

After uploading pdf previews for all of my books to Lulu, I decided why not share them here on my blog also.
So here you go... previews ready to download.














 Gondell's Quest Download Preview here


 










Traffik: The Stolen Girls Download Preview here

 










Finding Justine  Download Preview here












The Red Trade   Download Preview here












The Fountain of Saba   Download Preview here

 










Tokoloshe   Download Preview here

 










Peninah's Passion   Download Preview here

 










Harvester 7   Download Preview here

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

FREE (Updated)

Harvester 7 is Free to download for a while, so get your copy of this Sci-Fi Introduction now.
At the moment it's available from Lulu as an ePub.  Download Here


Update
Harvester 7 is now Free to download from Amazon. Grab your copy of the introduction to the Rise of the Kressa Trilogy

USA download
UK  download
Canada download
Australia download
India download





The genetic secret to all life in the universe revealed, and so begins the countdown to Armageddon.


For over seven hundred and fifty years the harvesters had been voyaging into deep space, but each journey was becoming longer and more dangerous, because suitable planets were getting fewer and more difficult for the scouts to discover. Terrillia was a dying planet and nothing could be done to prevent the inevitable.

Master Maulik carried the responsibilities of feeding his race with pride, and he performed his harvesting duties with diligence and compassion... yet his heart longed for adventure.
But it is often dangerous to long, for sometimes the heart receives that which it desires most, and Maulik finds himself plunged into a game of political intrigue and brinkmanship that could alter the balance of power in his galaxy as rival species form an uneasy alliance.
For the ultimate doom approaches.
And as opposing factions draw together he finds himself a pawn in the great game, his only true ally, his new found friend, the Kressa.

Discover how the story begins, the preparations for war, deceit and double dealing, plans within plans, the strangest of friendships... and an entire race reduced to the status of livestock.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Justine is Released

Finding Justine - Libertine is now published (various formats).

It has taken a while... but finally published. Justine is available as an epub. pdf or paperback from Lulu today, and will be available on iTunes, Nook, Kindle, Kobo etc very soon.

An animal rights activist. A sadistic billionaire - and his beautiful young victim.

 


Adam Hurst felt his reason for existence crumble as all hunting with hounds became outlawed in his beloved Britain. No-longer would his special skills be required. The battle against an ancient barbarity had been won, and he had become redundant, without use or purpose. Yet one target remained, one secretive and sinister man. The titled owner of vast estates who presumed that he lived above the law. Determination driven by frustration fed Adam's new crusade... to expose the Earl of Silverleigh for the monster that he knew him to be.

Earl Marcus de Silverleigh, Peer of the Realm, bloodsports enthusiast, and devotee of the infamous sixteenth century libertine Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, better know simply as the Marquis. Marcus, a man of unimaginable wealth, and unspeakable depravity, a man driven by the writings of his hero, a man determined to translate the sordid fiction of Justine, his favourite book, into terrifying fact.

Theresa. Young, sweet, innocent. The very essence of virtue. Stolen from her home and humble background, her identity erased. A girl desperate for love and release, finding submission as her only hope of survival. A simple girl who becomes the focus of a battle between a tender and gentle man, and a cold, cruel master.

Marcus has found his Justine, and her nightmare has only just begun.

Get Justine as an ePub $2.99                          here    
Get Justine as a PDF    $1.99                          here
Get the Digest Paperback $9.74  (25% off)   here

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Updates (Various)

It's been a while since I last visited my blog.
The battle against tobacco has taken its toll on my patience and concentration, and it is only looking back at this moment, on almost three weeks since I lit my last, that I truly understand that this has been hard. And, in all of that time I have written a total of 2000 words (and I'm not happy with any of them). I usually write an average of 3500 to 5000 per day.... I don't know where the time and inspiration went.

But on a more positive note, I'm feeling much better prepared to start writing again now. Finding Justine has suffered, so it's time to settle down again, and probably scrap the last chapter. I had aimed at writing a shorter book, around the 70 to 80,000 word mark... but as always, it's heading toward 100k+ (currently at 94k and still a couple of chapters remaining).

Feedback so far has mostly been encouraging, but the darker undercurrent of the book has been clearly spotted, something that I am determined not to change! The book addresses a dark and sinister issue, and it's impossible to explore sadism without making a few people wince as they read!


On a different note: Traffik: The Stolen Girls finally got it's first review on Amazon.com. A very nice 5 Stars. Encouraging.



The horrors of Sex Slavery
I love this book! It is about sex slaves. This book needs to be read by everybody because this crime is still happening! We need to be aware of this disgusting assault on our sisters and brothers to STOP it! The book is fiction but the crime isn't. Andy Lang really shows what hell they go through! I want to thank Andy for bringing this out into the open, out of the shadows! To the who fight this every day, Thank You!

Gondell's Quest is still selling steadily on iTunes, but as yet, still nothing on Amazon??? The final part, The Sword of Kalenzi will be released next year, but I am not going to put any estimate on when. It will be when it will be.
Writing the first part was a pleasure, one of those things in life that simply felt good. I want this second and final part to be the same. No rush.

Links

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Fountain of Saba and Tokoloshe Combined Edition Paperback

The Fountain of Saba and Tokoloshe have been combined into one bumper paperback. Parts one and two of the James and Ayana Preston trilogy available back to back in the same edition.

The Fountain of Saba explores the legend of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and the intrepid explorers follow a trail of ancient clues that lead them ever closer to the ultimate goal. But James and Ayana have a dilemma! They wish to reveal long hidden secrets for the benefit of all mankind, their benefactor however, has more sinister motives, and the young couple find themselves immersed in history and revelations that should probably remain guarded secrets.
A struggle between good and evil in the Ethiopian highlands, a tale of deceit and danger, friendship and betrayal, spirituality and discovery, damnation for some... and maybe redemption for others.

Tokoloshe finds the couple settling into life together, and Ayana's desire to return to a life of adventure brings Doug Rutherford, a wealthy American forex trader, into their lives. A man who has a hidden agenda. A man who sees James and Ayana as his last hope.
Presenting evidence and research suggesting proof that Nyami Nyami, the Zambezi River Goddess exists he piques the imagination of Ayana, eventually convincing the couple to head an expedition. Little do they know that Douglas has not been completely honest about his motives, and unbeknown to all, a sinister presence stalks the Rutherford family, a creature of Zulu myth, brought into existence by a witchdoctor, and bound to Doug in the most frightening way.
Emotions run high as the Tokoloshe manipulates the expedition members, twisting reality, bringing jeopardy, temptation, lust and deceit. Testing the love that James and Ayana share, they must turn to evil, to defeat evil.

Available exclusively from Lulu Publishing.
Price - $13.38 (A great deal for two full length novels) Reduced from $15.99

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Friday, 27 November 2015

New Release #2 (and sample)

Due for release before Christmas. Finding Justine – Libertine.


The third novel in my human trafficking series, and a departure from the previous books. 

Take a journey into the mind of a psychopath, a man of immeasurable wealth, and depravity without limit. A disciple of the Marquis de Sade; Marcus de Silverleigh searches the globe for his perfect woman. A woman to match Sade's Justine, the unfortunate heroine of his most acclaimed book. A woman bound into a life of extremes, of depravity, humiliation, torture.... and submission.

Is Marcus insane? Or is he simply calculating?
Can his Justine survive her ordeal? Can she accept her conditioning, her submission to his will, or is she a fictional as the character that she is forced to play... does she even exist?

Do not expect a light-hearted read when you begin Finding Justine. Be warned, this is a dark work, and although not erotica, it does handle aspects of extreme sexual slavery, sadism, cruelty, torture and masochism. Investigate the minds of the depraved, explore their motivation, their justifications, their delights, their remorse... their damnation.

This book contains adult language and describes scenes and scenarios that some sensitive readers may find offensive. However, this is not a work of erotica, more a dark and disturbing thriller.

Due for release within the next week to 10 days on iTunes and Lulu, but may take longer to appear on Amazon, B&N, Kobo etc.


Prologue

Justine stared at droplets of ruby blood, her mind disconnected from fact. It looks quite pretty, she thought as an irrational smile formed on her split and swollen lips, like a cross shape! A Crucifix.
Her mind, as always, sought an avenue of escape as her body screamed for mercy and relief. Her spilled and dripping blood gave her consciousness focus - a point of attention to distract from reality. The immediate reality of pain and abuse, of torture and humiliation; and the long accepted reality of the forced servitude and depravity that had become her life.
The droplets began to blur as she lost focus, a fact that saddened her. Probably a concussion, the analytical portion of her brain kicked in, feeding fact and understanding that she found unnecessary, given her now clear understanding that the end had arrived. It would have been nicer to have left with the pretty cross in my mind, she thought, and closed her eyes, anticipating the final blow. Prayer had long since departed from her existence, but the bloody crucifix had given her heavy heart some small comfort. A sinister chuckle broke her silent acceptance, her ultimate serenity shattered.
If he could have just done it without laughing, she thought as she squeezed her eyelids tighter, the image of a sacred cross violently replaced by the sadistic smile of her abuser. She didn't need to open her eyes to understand the look upon his face, the twisted and cruel smile, the cold and calculating blue eyes, sometimes soft and warm; now, intense, loaded with hate and finality.
You have had sufficient time to make your peace.” his chuckle returned, almost gentle now, yet loaded with menace.
Goodbye, my love.” she whispered as a tear broke free to track through heavy mascara. “I'm sorry Adam.”
Stars burst flaring bright, searing through her closed eyelids. Her clenched jaw strained, her teeth grinding under the force of his blow. Pain upon pain ricocheted through her tortured mind, sickness bloomed, nausea and despair engulfed. Darkness enveloped her mind, as nothingness robbed her thoughts of entity. Her body sagged; and muscle control deserting she slumped forward, face down onto unyielding concrete. Justine forced her eyes to open, the vision of a cross reappeared, but swiftly faded, now darkness reigned, her vision lost to the nihility of death.


 

New Release #1

The Fountain of Saba and Tokoloshe have been combined into one bumper paperback. Parts one and two of the James and Ayana Preston trilogy available back to back in the same edition.

The Fountain of Saba explores the legend of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and the intrepid explorers follow a trail of ancient clues that lead them ever closer to the ultimate goal. But James and Ayana have a dilemma! They wish to reveal long hidden secrets for the benefit of all mankind, their benefactor however, has more sinister motives, and the young couple find themselves immersed in history and revelations that should probably remain guarded secrets.
A struggle between good and evil in the Ethiopian highlands, a tale of deceit and danger, friendship and betrayal, spirituality and discovery, damnation for some... and maybe redemption for others.

Tokoloshe finds the couple settling into life together, and Ayana's desire to return to a life of adventure brings Doug Rutherford, a wealthy American forex trader, into their lives. A man who has a hidden agenda. A man who sees James and Ayana as his last hope.
Presenting evidence and research suggesting proof that Nyami Nyami, the Zambezi River Goddess exists he piques the imagination of Ayana, eventually convincing the couple to head an expedition. Little do they know that Douglas has not been completely honest about his motives, and unbeknown to all, a sinister presence stalks the Rutherford family, a creature of Zulu myth, brought into existence by a witchdoctor, and bound to Doug in the most frightening way.
Emotions run high as the Tokoloshe manipulates the expedition members, twisting reality, bringing jeopardy, temptation, lust and deceit. Testing the love that James and Ayana share, they must turn to evil, to defeat evil.

Available exclusively from Lulu Publishing from the beginning of December 2015.
Estimated price - $13.50 (A great deal for two full length novels)


 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

How to quit smoking

Maybe you are expecting a few pearls of wisdom! Maybe the title of this post promises to reveal hidden secrets, tips, guaranteed cures etc, etc.
Sorry... I'm not promising anything like that, just a progress update and my own method for tackling a habit that has shadowed my life for 34 years. (My own method basically employing the cold turkey approach.)
An average of a packet each day, 365 days, 34 years, almost a quarter of a million cigarettes... and don't even begin to mention the cost... because I'm avoiding that uncomfortable reality.
So many locations, so many brands: Dunhill and JPS, in the UK, Camel and Ducados in Spain, Styvesant in South Africa, Gaulois in France, back to Dunghill in Brazil, and finally Safari here in East Africa.



And could I light up now? Absolutely! 

Will I? Absolutely Not.


Just over three days smoke free now, three days of frustration, and hypersensitivity to just about everything that could possibly annoy me... radio's, noisy neighbours, watching other people enjoy a cigarette, listening to those who insist that it's all for my own good! 

Early days many will say... three days passed. But I already feel the cravings reducing. Yesterday, to put it politely... was bloody awful, the withdrawal intense and frequent, yet today, I have frequently paused and reached for my packet, only to remind myself that I've quit, the distress, fleeting.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, and hopefully within the next few days I can get back to writing, using natural concentration and focus... rather than nicotine enhanced reality.

Which will be a relief, because Finding Justine has found itself in limbo... stalled at 87,000 words, only around 10 to 15k left to write, but even today the concentration required just wasn't there! Hopefully tomorrow I can find the focus.
Once I have put Justine to bed I can concentrate on the final part of Gondell's Quest. The story is clear in my head, and plotted out in my notes... I just have to find a little time to add all the words, and hopefully stay within the same boundaries as the first part - 740 pages / 175,000 words.
Another project is nagging me. Non Plus Ultra. Started some months ago, and flying nicely until inspiration deserted at 42,000 words, two different men from vastly differing backgrounds, one devout, ethical, honest. The other, unfaithful, dishonest... a typical ex-pat conman. The build up is complete, both characters have been introduced, they are set on a collision course from opposite sides of the Med.... and NO ENDING!! It will come eventually.


So back to the title of this post... How to quit smoking.

Will-power... determination, and finally seeing sense after far too many years.
If I can do it - Anyone can.


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Top 100 Bestseller

Traffik: The Stolen Girls finally made it into the Top 100 Bestsellers in Men's Adventure on Amazon.com

It's been a bestseller on .uk for around 10 months now, but to finally break through in the USA has really made me smile. (even if it was #87... it's still top 100!)

Traffik: The Stolen Girls.



 A story of modern day slavery. Four girls stolen from their homes and sold into a life of degradation and humiliation. Four very different girls who learn to respect and rely on each other as they battle for survival against the odds and a cruel, powerful enemy.

Follow spoilt and vain Jata, sensible and motherly Akinyi, sensitive but disturbed Shani and worldly Marija as they strive to regain their stolen freedom and dignity.



Amazon US

Amazon UK


Friday, 13 November 2015

Peninah's Passion for only 99c/99p

Peninah's Passion is back on Amazon Countdown. From now until the 18th of November this spicy action adventure is reduced to only 99c/99p.




For her, it was a journey of self-discovery.

For him, an awakening.


Alex Longdon is a disgraced financial advisor. After his comfortable life has shattered to pieces, the only reason he has to continue is his young and beautiful Kenyan wife, Peninah.

Pursued by a cartel bent on their elimination and running from a dangerous knowledge, they find themselves chased across two continents facing mortal danger, deceit and temptation. For Peninah this is the beginning of a journey of self-discovery, as she slowly begins to understand her own desires and fetishes. For Alex, the journey is an awakening as he begins to understand his wife’s deepest needs.

Maybe they can save their love... but can they save themselves?


Note: This book contains a level of adult content and language.


Amazon UK


 Don't have a kindle! No problem, there are free apps on the Amazon website that allow you to download thousands of free and bargain books to read on your pc or mobile device.

 Or if spicy romance is not your thing...
Why not try Gondell's Quest, my latest novel.

Fantastic Review

I just found this awesome review for my latest novel 

Gondell's Quest.



Check it out for yourself:




Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Crash – and updates.

One of the greatest frustrations in a digital age, the computer crash.


With trust and faith we rely on the computer that has become such a dominant feature in our lives, reliable and familiar. Every day it starts, boots, gives us access to the internet, to information, gossip, social networking. (Even work, for some!)

Backup, save files, save your work. How many times have we all reminded ourselves that next time we must do that? How many times have we forgotten, been too busy, distracted?
Crashes happen to other people, people who venture into the darker, more dubious avenues of the world wide web, people who open suspicious e-mails without caution, people who allow themselves to become targets for malware, trojans, viruses.

Yes... my computer crashed. No dark and dubious exploration necessary, no suspicious e-mail attachments opened, no warning from anti-virus software. 
Eventually, it came from an innocuous little script, my internet access software. One small glitch in a well-known and very Orange coloured suppliers software trashed my operating system, leaving my poor over-worked laptop constantly searching for a modem that did not exist, refusing every other function.

Specialists and tech guys shook their heads, “Very strange, but it's not our software... that's impossible.” Words spoken as messages pop up on my screen before their eyes declaring “I know who did this to me.” naming and shaming the culprit .exe files.
“Impossible,” grudgingly changes to “Unlikely.” But still no open admission.

Their advice to me. “Go away and bother someone who cares.”

Oh how I would love to openly name people, disinterested and offhand individuals who allegedly work in Customer (don't) Care departments... but the fact of the matter is, they simply don't care, and what is the loss of one customer from a list of millions?
So I bit my tongue, and once again bent over and took what was coming to me for expecting any company in East Africa to be concerned about customer satisfaction, and paid for the privilege of rectifying their problems. (Problems that I have since learned are very common with this supplier.)

Now, yes, fortunately I had backed up what is most important to me, my book files and works in progress safely stored on my google drive... safe and secure one might think. Think again!

A new operating system is obviously seen as a new location by google. “You are signing in from a new location... prove who you are?” This message appears after I have entered the correct password three times and been rejected.

The first question to prove my identity... give the day, month and year that you opened the e-mail account.
Seriously, I ask you, who knows that for sure? Maybe I opened in in 2012, or was it 2010... hang on, was it 2000? Difficult enough to remember the year, especially when you have multiple accounts, but to ask for the day, and month????

Before anyone comments about the recovery phone number... Mea Culpa, I hold up my hands, I did mean to change that old and long dead number - tomorrow!

But the point that I am attempting to make; we all want security surrounding our e-mail accounts, but surely there is a better way than insisting that we answer questions that only the most hyper organised would know. (For those that watch The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is the guy who would know that information... but then again, how many of us are like Sheldon Cooper?)
What happened to the security questions that I answered upon sign-up? What happened to the recovery e-mail address that I had to supply?

So now I have a working computer again, it took the better part of a week, issues abound, I still have problems logging into some sites, plus a Brazilian keyboard fighting against English software constantly giving me รข rather than ? But who am I to complain, I'm up and running again despite the best efforts of my new Orange arch enemies!!

But my real message behind the complaints and moaning:

 

Backup – Backup – Backup! Tomorrow may be too late.



Other News.


I would like to say thank you to all of those people who have been buying Gondell's Quest – Destiny on the iBookstore, (Kindle users... take a hint lol) and I appreciate the very positive comments. Part 2 is in progress, but still a few months away... please be patient!

LuluPublishing are doing a wonderful distribution job, with my books now being available worldwide, so many new distributors. But there are also very many fake sites offering free pdf copies of my books, some are even boasting that they have the audio editions to download. I would be interested to get those myself... considering the audio books don't exist yet!

Traffik:The Stolen Girls is still maintaining a grip on the top 100 on AmazonUK, despite still being in the wrong genre, but since it found itself shifted into Romance it hovers around #70 to #100, before, in Men's Adventure it maintained a consistent #4 to #25. 
But 10 straight months as a bestseller isn't bad.

TheFountain of Saba has just returned to it's more usual price of $2.99. Because of my crash I wasn't able to post many messages or let anyone know about the 7 day – 99c/99p promotion, but even without my attention it almost made the bestseller list in the UK. The second edition is publishing now, punctuation and a few typos fixed.

The Next 99c/99p Promotion.

Peninah's Passion is due to be offered on Amazon Countdown from the 12th until the 18th of November, on Amazon US and Amazon UK.






For her, it was a journey of self-discovery.

For him, an awakening.



Alex Longdon is a disgraced financial advisor. After his comfortable life has shattered to pieces, the only reason he has to continue is his young and beautiful Kenyan wife, Peninah.

Pursued by a cartel bent on their elimination and running from a dangerous knowledge, they find themselves chased across two continents facing mortal danger, deceit and temptation. For Peninah this is the beginning of a journey of self-discovery, as she slowly begins to understand her own desires and fetishes. For Alex, the journey is an awakening as he begins to understand his wife’s deepest needs.

Maybe they can save their love... but can they save themselves?

Note: This book contains a level of adult content and language.

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FindingJustine – Libertine is progressing well, over 65k words so far. This novel is the third in my Human Trafficking series, following Traffik and The Red Trade. Admittedly, this is a much darker novel, and at the moment I really am struggling to find a happy ending. My original intention had been to explore the fate of an innocent girl dragged into a life of degradation by a sadistic Master. The mention of sadism eventually led me to The Marquis de Sade, arguably the worlds most famous sadist.
Not being a reader of erotica, I found Justine – A Virtue Well Chastised to be extremely disturbing, depraved and rather repetitive. But it had the effect of influencing the plot of my own work, taking me down a sinister path.
The work began life with the working title Jaded. The main protagonist being Jade, trapped by a cruel Master, finally freed by her boyfriend after tracking her half way around the world, bad guy ends up in prison, Jade and boyfriend live happily ever after! I am not going to give the plot away, but Jade became Theresa, a girl forced to become Justine, and if anyone lives happily ever after? In a few weeks, I should know the answer!


Friday, 23 October 2015

Book List and links

Book List and links.

Contemporary Fiction - Action & Adventure - Thrillers 
Historical Fiction - Fantasy - Science Fiction

My books seem to be scattered just about everywhere at the moment, Amazon, itunes, B&N, Lulu!!!!

So I have decided to pull them all together in one place. They are all available in electronic format, and in print.

Traffik: The Stolen Girls.  (UK Bestseller)

Website

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Paperback
Lulu





The Fountain of Saba

Website

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Paperback
Lulu





Peninah's Passion

Website

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU


Paperback
Lulu




Gondell's Quest - Destiny

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Ebook - Epub format
Barnes and Noble  /  iTunes  /  Kobo  /  Lulu

Ebook - pdf format
Lulu  /  Direct Purchase (paypal) see my website for details - $1.49

Paperback
Lulu

The Red Trade  

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)              Website
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Ebook - Epub format
Barnes and Noble  /  iTunes  /  Kobo  /  Lulu

Ebook - pdf format
Lulu 

Paperback
Lulu

Tokoloshe

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)              Website
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Ebook - Epub format
Barnes and Noble  /  iTunes  /  Kobo  /  Lulu

Ebook - pdf format
Lulu 

Paperback
Lulu

Harvester 7

Ebook - Mobi (Kindle format)              Website
Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AU

Ebook - Epub format
Barnes and Noble  /  iTunes  /  Kobo  /  Lulu

Paperback
Lulu




Details and descriptions for all of my books can be found on my website  www.andylang-books.com


Coming Soon.  

Finding Justine - Libertine

Website











Non Plus Ultra

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Coming Soon - Finding Justine

Finding Justine - Libertine


An animal rights activist. A sadistic socio-path and an innocent, beautiful young victim.


Adam Hurst felt his reason for existence crumble as all hunting with hounds became outlawed in his beloved Britain. No-longer would his special skills be required. The battle against an ancient barbarity had been won, and he had become redundant, without use or purpose. Yet one target remained, one secretive and sinister man. The titled owner of vast estates who presumed that he lived above the law. Determination driven by frustration fed Adam's new crusade... to expose the Earl of Silverleigh for the monster that he knew him to be.

But little did Adam know that the Earl kept his estates not only for the hunting of foxes.

Earl Marcus de Silverleigh, Peer of the Realm, bloodsports enthusiast, and devotee of the infamous sixteenth century libertine Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, better know simply as the Marquis. Marcus, a man of unimaginable wealth, and unspeakable depravity, a man driven by the writings of his hero, a man determined to translate the sordid fiction of Justine, his favourite book, into terrifying fact.

Theresa. Young, sweet, innocent. The very essence of virtue. Stolen from her home and humble background, her identity erased. A girl desperate for love and release, but finding submission to be her only hope of survival. A simple girl who becomes the focus of a battle between a tender and gentle man, and a cold, cruel master.

Marcus has found his Justine, and her nightmare has only just begun.


Finding Justine led me down a path that at times I seriously regretted, simply because reading Sade's Justine revealed to me how sick and depraved the human mind can be. In my honest opinion, I feel that the Marquis de Sade has to be classed as one of histories greatest monsters. But having said that, I continued my research, and feel that despite the undertone of cruelty, Finding Justine will satisfy those readers who enjoy their books raw, edgy, and on occasion, decidedly dark and disturbing.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Andy Lang Books - Traffik: The Stolen Girls

UK Bestselling novel Traffik: The Stolen Girls is on Amazon Countdown Offer from the 9th until the 15th of October, priced at only $0.99 / £0.99.

Traffik: The Stolen Girls

A story of modern day slavery. Four girls stolen from their homes and sold into a life of degradation and humiliation. Four very different girls who learn to respect and rely on each other as they battle for survival against the odds and a cruel, powerful enemy.

Follow spoilt and vain Jata, sensible and motherly Akinyi, sensitive but disturbed Shani and worldly Marija as they strive to regain their stolen freedom and dignity.


 

Daylight found the four fugitives asleep beneath the softly sighing pines, four young women from vastly different backgrounds that had been thrown together by cruel fate, a fate that had stripped them of identity and dignity, a fate that had tested their spirits beyond the boundaries of endurance. They were all damaged by their ordeal, yet it had forged a bond between them that transcended friendship and gave each of them a priceless gift.

Editorial Review

Human trafficking must be one of the ugliest scourges of humanity, and the author's unflinching look at this abominable practice is heartbreaking, no less so because of his skill in drawing believable, likeable characters. Readers who seek realism and social change will appreciate this book, and lovers of redemption stories where honest people struggle against great odds towards a well-deserved happy ending will find enjoyment in the pages. Traffik: the Stolen Girls will make you angry. It will make you cry. And then it will make you cheer. In all, this is a book well worth reading.

 


Buy Traffik now at only £0.99



Other Promotion News

Peninah's Passion will be on 99c/99p countdown promotion in November, so watch out for that.




















My latest novel Destiny, the first part of the fantasy Epic Gondell's Quest is available from all of the usual retailers, (Amazon, iTunes, Lulu, B&N etc) however, for a short time I am making it available at the greatly reduced price of $1.49 direct from my website (mobi, epub and pdf formats), so grab a copy of this 750 page saga now. (paypal via hukie.com)



















Check them out at www.andylang-books.com

The Traffik Countdown Promotion has begun!

Traffik: The Stolen Girls is back on 99 cents / 99 pence promotion, running until the 15th Oct.

A UK bestseller in Men's Adventure and Romance for 9 straight months in the UK, it would be so nice to see a little love from the other side of the Atlantic!!! haha.






Traffik - Countdown Promotion starts in a few hours

Traffik: The Stolen Girls is back on 99 cents / 99 pence promotion in a few hours, until the 15th Oct.

A UK bestseller in Men's Adventure and Romance for 9 straight months in the UK, it would be so nice to see a little love from the other side of the Atlantic!!! haha.