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La Belle Suisse: Meet Dodie

La Belle Suisse by Dodie La Mirounette and Jack Dey; Christian fiction suspense

  G’day everyone, I’m Jack Dey and welcome to a special La Belle Suisse pre-release interview with my co-author, Dodie La Mirounette. Advertisements

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From a child’s perspective: Is God old, big, round and bald?

Cassandra-Lea climbed through a deliberate gap in the wooden-picketed back fence, twisting her body with such force and antagonism her foot caught on the lower bearer and she tripped, crashing heavily to the ground, injuring her six-year-old frame and escalating

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What are you peddling?

G’day, As I watched another disappointed salesman dejectedly turn his back from my door and saunter back down my driveway, I consider his plight. The fact he didn’t get to say more than hi before my… no thanks … stopped him

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The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq

The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq by Jack Dey

I invite you to read a FREE sample of my new book… just released! THE LEGEND OF ATANEQ NANUQ CHAPTER 1 by JACK DEY When injustice and fear collide it has a name… Ataneq Nanuq. A disturbing mystery. *~*~*~* A crisp command

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The world stands still when the Editor trembles

G’day As my fifth novel, The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, heads off to the editing team, writer’s grief sets in. This is a curious, but factual process that some writers go through when a beloved manuscript leaves home and pushes headlong

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You really do have the music in you

So many times I hear the caustic words of my childhood echoing through my ambivalent, adult mind; and quiver as another tempest of wrong thought erupts into a spiral of cataclysmic destruction.

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Genesis in Rhyme continuing: Part two

G’day More fun with verse. But after this one I’ll have to get back to writing ‘The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq’, my fifth novel.

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The Genesis Story in Rhyme: Part One

G’day Taking a short break from writing my fifth novel ‘The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq,’ and having some fun with verse.

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The Friar’s Christmas

G’day and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Jack Dey. I hope you will enjoy the Friar’s Christmas. *

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The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse

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THE SECRETS OF BLACK DEAN LIGHTHOUSE CHAPTER 1 by JACK DEY A haunting mystery with a sting in its tail. *~*~*~* Katie stood transfixed on the beach. Her hands shook slightly and her stomach tightly knotted. Her dark hair whipped around

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Predictably… history, it’s all happening again

In today’s complicated world, it is difficult to know what is truth and what is not. Especially when my truth is different to yours (i.e. how you see the world through your eyes, aka  your world view). It is imperative

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Richest man in the cemetery

G’day, The life of an Indie author is at best unpredictable. Many people read your work and keep their valuable opinions to themselves, thinking that their contribution to an author’s journey is of no consequence. In fact, nothing could be

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Writing with a friend in a ‘novel’ way

G’day With the launch of my third book, Aunt Tabbie’s Wings, only a couple of weeks ago and the finished manuscript of The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse now with the editing team, what better way to relax than write another

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Aunt Tabbie’s Wings ebook just released

Just released! Aunt Tabbie’s Wings ebook now available. A beautiful story of love, adventure, struggle and redemption.     * SAMPLE Smashwords iBooks (Apple) Barnes & Noble (Nook) Kobo Scribd Oyster Paperback Autographed and direct from the author. *    

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Aunt Tabbie’s Wings

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AUNT TABBIE’S WINGS CHAPTER 1 by JACK DEY A beautiful story of love, adventure, struggle and redemption *~*~*~* The old Bible, dog eared and fraying, lay closed on the old woman’s lap. She painfully flipped the cover open and stared

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Impact Craters of Hurt and the Asteroids that Create them

G’day It is true that when we interact with other human beings, a small part of our character is affected and shaped by that meeting. Some people leave a profound impact, like craters on the surface of the moon, which

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A Sincere and profound apology to all my readers

G’day I have been made aware of a dramatic and disturbing outcome from my avid readers of both Mahina and more particularly, Paradise Warrior.

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Paradise Warrior

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PARADISE WARRIOR CHAPTER 1 by JACK DEY A riveting story of courage, redemption, love and friendship. *~*~*~* Mendacante rocketed skyward, his tiny frame blurring, as he sped high above the community. Two Yellow Lights were close on his tail, grasping

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That’s one!

G’day, It’s amazing how people react to you when you tell them you are an author. New Person meeting Jack for the first time: “And what do you do for a living, Jack?” (New person thinks to himself: probably empties rubbish

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Of Delinquents and Bull Elephants… Happy Fathers’ Day!

G’day Many documented trials have now been undertaken on game parks and zoological institutions, regarding delinquent behaviours due to lack of bulls or fathers in herd elephants.

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‘They’… are in big trouble.

G’day Ever noticed when someone has something critical to say, it is always directed at they?

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Paradise Warrior now available at Smashwords

Just released! Paradise Warrior now available at Smashwords. Caution don’t read it alone! * Buy e-book:  Paradise Warrior Read sample chapters:  Paradise Warrior Autographed first edition copy also available in paperback direct from the author. * * * * * * ****

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Caution: The Spillway opens at Noon

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G’day, As many who walk the  road know, the plight of an author can be a harrowing walk. Before I started off on this rocky track with my walking frame and Nike sprinters, I thought platform was somewhere you waited

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Blame it on the washing machine.

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G’day Have you ever been caught with your hand in the cookie jar? Really!

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Mirrors…The older I get the better I was

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G’day, In my room is a mirror. It is no ordinary mirror, it is a happy mirror.

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Maybe it’s just science

It’s official. The secrets have been declassified and yes, America is about to break free of its foundations. Large ropes have been thrown across the border into Canada, to hold the United States of America in place. Although groups of

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Off again, on again, Finnegan

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G’day One of the many dilemmas facing authors, is how to engage your reader. Too many words are just as bad as too little. Wrong choice of words and not enough of the right words and your reader will snore

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Pregnant! I am having a…Book

G’day, I have finally climbed out from under my writing desk from whence I have spent most of Christmas, to take a break and share some author insights. My family have spent most of their Christmas time celebrating without the

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DON’T YOU DARE SAY THAT TO ME!!!!!

G’day, One of the enjoyable aspects of writing fiction stories is researching and learning about different cultures. For instance in most places in the world, pointing a finger directly at someone is considered the epitome of rudeness. In other places,

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It’s a Mahina!!!!

Mahina is officially released and available for consuming! My first book sold in minutes. My first comment from my Swiss fan club! “G’day splendid Author and Editor ! I’ve got it!!! Mahina is now ready to be devoured… I’m also

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A Reluctant Interview with Jack

“So, Jack?” “Yes, Ma am.” “Tell us about the inspiration for your characters in your new book, Mahina.” “Oh…I don’t think that is a good idea!” “Why not?” “They may be reading this.”

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Don’t try this at home!

The screen door slammed against the wall, burying the bronze handle into the red brick, sending red brick powder drifting helplessly to the ground. This was a common occurrence in a house that had grown accustomed to large groups of

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MAHiNA

Mahina by JackDey

MAHiNA CHAPTER 2  by JACK DEY A compelling novel of mystery and exotic intrigue set in northern, tropical Australia and loosely based on historical fact. Things are not always what they seem. *~*~*~* The faded blue paintwork of the converted

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Zero by Jack Dey; Christian fiction suspense

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La Belle Suisse by Dodie La Mirounette & Jack Dey - If you have a price, the devil has a cheque book! - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - we invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it. Dodie & Jack
The Valley of Flowers by Jack Dey - A gentle, easy read that will captivate your heart and hold it prisoner as it pleads with every word to take you deeper into an enchanted world of mystery, valour, romance and redemption - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq by Jack Dey - When injustice and fear collide it has a name… Ataneq Nanuq. A disturbing mystery - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse by Jack Dey - Adventure. Danger. Intrigue. Love. Courage. Redemption. Come on the journey but be warned, once you are onboard there is no turning back and the consequences will leave your head spinning. A haunting mystery with a sting in its tail - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
Aunt Tabbie's Wings by Jack Dey - available in paperback & ebook
Paradise Warrior by Jack Dey - now available in paperback & ebook
Mahina by Jack Dey - released November 2013 - now available in paperback & ebook
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