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Date Published: 08 May 2020

Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd

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The first collection of short stories by this multitalented author entwines everyday events that are articulated in excellent storytelling. The title story “Inferno of Silence” portrays men’s societal challenges and the unspoken truths and burdens that men bear. While “Black lives Matter” shows the firsthand trauma of a man facing racism as a footballer plying his trade in Europe.Stories range from “Return Journey” where we encounter a techpreneur/ Poet/Serial Womanizer confronting consequences of his past actions to “Blinded by Silence” where a couple united by love must face a political upheaval changing their fortune. Completed with stories of relationships: “Trouble in Umudike” – family wealth and marriage, “Everybody don Kolomental” where the main character deals with mental health issues, and “In the Trap of Seers” when one’s life is on auto-reverse and with the death of her confidante, her mother as she takes us through her ordeal and journey to redemption. This is a broad and very inclusive collection.

 

Excerpt from the Story “Inferno of Silence”

 

Kunle dropped his bag on the dining table. The

table was starting to creak from all the unplanned

baggage it silently bore. He enjoyed taking the

ferry a few minutes from his office. Not only did it

afford him a few minutes of silence before his wife

got home, he also enjoyed the view from the boat.

He especially liked watching in the far distance,

the ships berthing at Apapa ports, swaying on the

waves of the sea.

 

He liked to think that he bore the weight of his

problems on his shoulder like the ports bore the

weight of the ships. But he was not the sea, he did

not bear the load on his shoulder so gracefully. He

was a man, a man whose wife invoked unfamiliar

emotions within him. He had tried to discuss this

with his father. Once. His father had waved away

his concerns, in the process his hands waving away

the smoke from his tobacco towards the east. “All

women are crazy,” he had said, “you just have to

know how to handle them.”

 

Handle not like a mother ‘handled’ a child, but more

like how a Nigerian soldier ‘handled’ a belligerent

danfo driver or how some women ‘handled’ the

devil they believed possessed a slow housemaid. He

did not like this type of handling; in fact it repulsed

him. He had watched his father punch his mother

into submission and he had vowed never to be that

man; and now that his father was emphasising it,

he blamed himself for seeking marital advice from

a man he detested in the first instance.

 About the Author

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi hails from Nigeria and lives in the UK where he has been endorsed by the Arts Council England as a writer with “exceptional talent”. Tolu is the author of seven outstanding books, one of which is a collection of ‘short essays’ encouraging you to “Unravel Your Hidden Gems”. The five other books form the basis of his poetry collection, ripe for future growth, and which includes Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark, Dead Cats Don’t Meow, Never Play Games with the Devil and his latest release, A Booktiful Love. He has also authored a widely acclaimed stellar collection of Short stories titled “Inferno of Silence”.

A former headline act at Great Northern Slam, Crossing The Tyne Festival,
Feltonbury Arts and Music Festival, and featured in various Poetry
Festivals, Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in and
outside the United Kingdom. His poems have been published in The Writers
Cafe Magazine Issue 18 and 57th issue (Volume 15, no 1) of the Wilderness
House Literary Review and many other literary outlets.

His books are based on a deep reality and often reflect relationships, life
and features people he has met in his journey as a writer. His books have
instilled many people to improve their performance and/or their
circumstances. Tolu’ has taken his poetry to the stage, performing his
written word at many events. Through his writing and these performances, he
supports business leaders, other aspiring authors and people of all ages
interested in reading and writing. Sales of the books have allowed
Tolu’ donate to charity, allowing him to make a difference where he
feels important, showing that he lives by the words he puts to page.

 

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Literary Fiction

Date Published: 08 May 2020

Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd

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The first collection of short stories by this multitalented author entwines
everyday events that are articulated in excellent storytelling. The title
story “Inferno of Silence” portrays men’s societal challenges and
the unspoken truths and burdens that men bear. While “Black lives
Matter” shows the firsthand trauma of a man facing racism as a
footballer plying his trade in Europe.Stories range from “Return
Journey” where we encounter a techpreneur/ Poet/Serial Womanizer
confronting consequences of his past actions to “Blinded by
Silence” where a couple united by love must face a political upheaval
changing their fortune. Completed with stories of relationships:
“Trouble in Umudike” – family wealth and marriage, “Everybody
don Kolomental” where the main character deals with mental health
issues, and “In the Trap of Seers” when one’s life is on
auto-reverse and with the death of her confidante, her mother as she takes
us through her ordeal and journey to redemption. This is a broad and very
inclusive collection.

 

 About the Author

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi hails from Nigeria and lives in the UK where he has
been endorsed by the Arts Council England as a writer with
“exceptional talent”. Tolu is the author of seven outstanding
books, one of which is a collection of ‘short essays’
encouraging you to “Unravel Your Hidden Gems”. The five other
books form the basis of his poetry collection, ripe for future growth, and
which includes Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark, Dead
Cats Don’t Meow, Never Play Games with the Devil and his latest
release, A Booktiful Love. He has also authored a widely acclaimed stellar
collection of Short stories titled “Inferno of Silence”.

A former headline act at Great Northern Slam, Crossing The Tyne Festival,
Feltonbury Arts and Music Festival, and featured in various Poetry
Festivals, Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in and
outside the United Kingdom. His poems have been published in The Writers
Cafe Magazine Issue 18 and 57th issue (Volume 15, no 1) of the Wilderness
House Literary Review and many other literary outlets.

His books are based on a deep reality and often reflect relationships, life
and features people he has met in his journey as a writer. His books have
instilled many people to improve their performance and/or their
circumstances. Tolu’ has taken his poetry to the stage, performing his
written word at many events. Through his writing and these performances, he
supports business leaders, other aspiring authors and people of all ages
interested in reading and writing. Sales of the books have allowed
Tolu’ donate to charity, allowing him to make a difference where he
feels important, showing that he lives by the words he puts to page.

 

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Short Stories, Literary Fiction

Date Published: June 18, 2020

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“Six words to tell a story.

Not three, or eight, or twenty.

You may ask – is six enough?

Well, trust me, six is plenty.”

 

A collection of over five hundred stories, each one exactly six words long.
Some stories are funny, some poetic, some vulgar, and some are a little
disturbing. Each story has been lovingly crafted to amuse and entertain you
in six words.

 

Doug Weller’s Six Word Wonder is a social media sensation, with over
10,000 followers on Instagram.

 

Now, for the first time, Doug brings his best tiny stories together in one
collection.

 

 

Unlocking the cage, she stepped out.

*

Cupid. Tomorrow, aim for his head.

*

Home alone, but toilet just flushed.

*

Baby loves whining. Mother loves wine.

*

…reader. I’m a very gifted mind…

*

I poured two glasses… then remembered.

*

Take a moment out of your hectic schedule to enjoy these Six Word
Wonders.

 

Six Word Wonder buy now

 

 About the Author

Doug Weller is an emerging thriller writer and creator of the Six Word
Wonder.

 

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Literary Fiction
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Luminare Press
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He watched her go and felt the chill of the mist blowing in from the Gulf. It fell on his face and mingled with the faint tear that he couldn’t suppress. An elderly couple made their way up the sidewalk and past him on their way inside. They held each other close, huddled beneath a large golf umbrella. He wondered how long they had been together and how long they had left to share their lives. “Think it will rain?” he asked, trying his best to sound cheery. “If it doesn’t, it’s missed a good chance,” the old man replied as they trudged past. Matthew St. James stood in the rain and contemplated missed chances as the Florida sky echoed with the roll of faraway thunder. He had never felt so empty.
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EE Sample is an accomplished musician and composer of film music. He currently resides in Florida with his wife and son. This is his first novel.
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Body Language Blitz

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Literary Fiction, Short Stories
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Publisher: Grand Canyon Press
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Life-changing moments. Impassioned encounters. Twelve stories at the crossroads of heartbreak and desire.
When a long-lost love comes knocking, a loyally wedded rancher is tempted by old passions. A bartender wrestling with sobriety is pushed to the edge by a familiar barfly. After her husband’s death, a famous composer struggles to write a single note.
From international flights to hidden grottoes and a nude beach, twelve wayward souls seek to satisfy their deepest hungers and escape their fears.
Body Language explores our often-misguided quest for happiness and connection. If you like vulnerable explorations of carnal cravings, challenging moral quandaries, and transformative self-reflection, then you’ll love these heartbreaking and unforgettable portraits of people yearning for the solace of human touch.
Read Body Language to embrace all that binds us today!
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About the Author
Marylee MacDonald grew up in Redwood City, California, married her high school sweetheart, and worked as a carpenter in California and Illinois. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking in the red rocks of Sedona, walking on a California beach, or plucking snails from her tomatoes.
Her short stories have won the Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award, the Barry Hannah Prize, the Ron Rash Award, the Matt Clark Prize, and the American Literary Review Fiction Award. Her short story collection, BONDS OF LOVE AND BLOOD, was a Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Finalist, and her novel, MONTPELIER TOMORROW, was a Gold Medal winner in the Readers’ Favorites annual book awards.
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