The Paul Anthony Collection

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Breakwater




Breakwater
Crime Thriller
Published by Paul Anthony Associates 
15th November, 2014
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 It’s 1938. The Spanish Civil War is in its final throes. 


Corbera d'Ebre, Catalonia, Spain

Nationalists carry out aerial bombing

Anti aircraft emplacement

Troops crossing the River Ebro

T-26 Tank

Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, Chamberlain, Lebrun and Stalin, dominate European politics.

Adolf  Hitler - Germany 

Albert Francois Lebrun - France

Benito Mussolini - Italy

General Franciso Franco - Spain

Joseph Stalin - U.S.S.R.

Neville Chamberlain - UK

A ship leaves Canada bound for France but there’s a storm at sea and the vessel is wrecked in the English Channel. 






Seventy five years later the chess playing detective, Davies King, investigates the connection between the escape of a handful of petty criminals from a prison van; a vicious murder, a sunken ship in the English Channel, a corrupt American politician, and ‘organised crime’. 





Air Nitrox Tables



Divers find a shipwreck



United Kingdom Special Forces - UKSF

Will Britain’s most annoying petty criminals outwit the stressed-out detective? 

Faced with overwhelming odds, the exhausted Davies King must come to terms with failure and re-ignite ‘loyalty’. On the doorstep of bribery, corruption and kidnap, the detective recognises an emerging catastrophe which is likely to destroy the foundations of an Anglo-American agreement and destroy that special relationship. 

But loyalty is the last stand and it’s beyond his control.

Review: 
Another epic page turner from the pen of Paul Anthony. He grabs you on page one and won't let you go until the end. A great plot from a formidable crime writer..... 
Pauline Livingstone, Editor and Book Critic.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Coptales


COPTALES
A Christmas Anthology
Available from Amazon Kindle and Lulu in Print
Published by by Paul Anthony Associates on 13th November, 2014
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am delighted to announce the publication of our Christmas Anthology 'COPTALES'....
We thank you for your support in the past and hope you will find this one equally enjoyable. Police authors from Wales, Scotland, Cumbria, West Yorks, Lancashire, Arizona, Washington, Texas, Barcelona, Nerja, NYPD and Kentucky....ENJOY and have a great Christmas read.... I loved it (but then I'm biased) Will post Kindle link when it is live in the amazon store.....
This anthology is brought to you at Christmas time by a collection of police writers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and their guests. Their work includes stories for children, poetry, ghost stories, paranormal, fantasy and crime fiction. And you'll find that it's not just Christmas that they write about. There are a lot of surprises too.
All proceeds from the anthology are donated to UK Cops - a police charity dedicated to looking after survivors.
This is the second 'police anthology' and it follows on from 'Uncuffed' which was published earlier in the year.
There's something for everyone here.
Turn the pages and join the adventure - with grateful thanks to the following who have supported this charity drive from the outset:
Dave Miller, Ray Gregory, Simon Hepworth, Roger Price, Wayne Zurl, Amy Metz, Marion Tervit, Meg Johnston, Hywel Griffiths, David Barker, The Station Sergeant, The Boss's Snout, Ian McCrone, George McCrone, Ian Bruce, Edward Lightfoot, Mike McNeff Scott Whitmore, Paul Anthony, and, of course, you the reader.
Written by the police family for the police family - Enjoy, stay safe and have a great Christmas.

REVIEW: A lovely, heart-warming, thought provoking, entertaining and enjoyable read for all the family.
Meg Johnston, Author and Editor

Follow the link to see the printed version available from Lulu at £6.00
http://www.lulu.com/…/copta…/paperback/product-21896898.html
Follow the link below to the Paul Anthony amazon page for the kindle link

Happy Christmas....


Friday, 17 October 2014

24/7




Make the world a better place
Remember a telephone number today
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The Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Hotline Number
0800 789321

Crimestoppers
0800 555111

Preventing and Detecting crime on a daily basis

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Remember the numbers
Don't let them get away with it

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Monday, 6 October 2014

The Amy Metz Interview



Please welcome the amazing AMY METZ  to our blogspot.

Q. Thanks for joining us, Amy, and many congratulations on the recent re-release of your novel. But before you give us all ‘goose bumps’ could you tell us a little of your background? Where do you live now and what leads you to write?
A. Thank you for having me here, Paul. I live in Louisville, Kentucky, and I write because it’s what I love to do. In other interviews, I've said I had my dream job of being a mom, and that’s true. But with both kids out of the house now, I’m pursuing me second dream job.

Q. How did you select the names of characters for your novels?
A. The main characters actually named themselves. When I started writing book one, I didn’t even think about it, that’s just what their names were. As I add more and more characters, I draw from a list of names I keep. My sister got me started watching the obits for interesting names. Whenever I see or hear of a name that’s unusual or interesting, it goes on the list, and when it’s time to name a new character, I usually take a name from that list. I do try to use Southern names, since the book is set in the South. And the name has to fit the character, at least in my mind. I’ve had a few instances where I couldn’t match a name with a character, so I started a default method. I pick from names of counties in Kentucky whenever I can’t come up with something suitable. I’ve also given a few of my characters the names of former students of mine.

Q. What can you tell us about the plot – without giving the game away, of course?
A. The book is a murder mystery, but it’s also chock-full of humorous Southern sayings and interesting characters. It has multiple layers and isn’t just about the mystery. One reviewer said she was “Enticed by a mystery, riveted to the swoon-worthy romance, and tickled by the “countrified” life.” That’s the way I’d hoped readers would feel.

Q. Am I right in thinking this is the first of a new series that you plan? What can we expect in the future?
A. You are correct, sir. Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction will be released in a few months, and I’m currently writing book three, Rogues & Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction.

  
Q. Do you have a particular writing regime such as days or times to write and do you have an office where you escape to in order to work?
A. I do have an office, but now that I live alone, there’s no escaping myself. Still, it’s where I do most of my writing now. I’m a very boring person, and I write or market or edit at all hours pretty much all the time. The one thing I don’t have is a schedule or deadlines. It’s done when it’s done.

Q. When not writing, what hobbies or interests would you like to tell us about?
A. I love photography, and I love turning my pictures into coffee table books. Of course, my favourite subjects are my sons, but besides them, I shoot mostly landscapes, trees, flowers, and birds. I really like designing page layouts for the photos I take and producing books with them. I also love to bake—or maybe I just like to eat desserts—in any event I do both—bake and eat. And I love to attend my son’s concerts. He’s majoring in music performance and it’s pure joy to watch him play. It’s a bit harder to do now that he’s in college and the concerts are two hours away instead of twenty minutes, but I wouldn’t miss one.

Q. Now I must ask you what inspires you to run your website ‘A Blue Million Books’? It is a fabulous site and you must have interviewed scores of authors and promoted hundreds of books by now.  What do you look for in choosing who to feature on your website?
A. Thank you so much. When Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction first launched in 2012, I contacted at least a hundred bloggers, asking if they would feature my book on their blog and/or read and review the book. I learned that marketing an indie book is not easy. Some people never replied to my emails, some said they were too busy, some said flat out no, and some were nice enough to have me on their blogs. The experience spurred me to want to try to help fellow authors promote their work. I think blogs are a great way to get the word out about a book. To date, I’ve done 420 posts on A Blue Million Books. I hated to do it, but I’ve had to stop accepting review requests. However, I am happy to post a feature on any PG-rated genre. I don’t do many young adult posts because I don’t think that’s who my audience is. I work with several blog tour organizers, and I say yes to all individual requests for a feature or spotlight, provided the book is family friendly.

Q. Thank you for joining us, Amy. May we wish you well in the future.

A. Thank you so much for hosting me, Paul. You are always so supportive and encouraging. Thank you!

To visit Amy's Amazon pages follow the links below to amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. You won't be disappointed.


The Cotswolds

Bourton on the Water
There's always a literary festival somewhere - for example Blenheim Palace in September - and there's always evidence of someone somewhere being inspired to take up the pen and write a book, or a poem, or an ode. This particular blog is no ode - it merely represents a small collection of photos to be shared following a short break at Home Farm, Ebrington, near Chipping Camden. And, here and there, you will always find a trace to the wonderful world of literature. Even in this unique area of England that we know as the Cotswolds. 

The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale. The area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone which creates a type of grassland habitat rare in the UK, and which is quarried for the golden coloured Cotswold stone. The area, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966, is considered to have unique features derived from the local Cotswold stone; the predominantly rural landscape contains stone-built villages, historical towns, and stately homes and gardens.
There is evidence of Neolithic settlement from burial chambers on Cotswold Edge, and there are remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts. During the Middle Ages, the area became prosperous from the wool trade - indeed the name is usually attributed the meaning, sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides, and large "wool churches" were built. The area remains affluent. Typical Cotswold towns are BurfordChipping NortonCirencesterMoreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold. The Cotswold town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.
The Cotswolds is roughly 25 miles (40 km) across and 90 miles (145 km) long, stretching south-west from just south of Stratford-upon-Avon to just south of Bath. It lies across the boundaries of several English counties; mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, but also parts of WiltshireSomerset,Worcestershire, and Warwickshire

Elmington

Stow On the Wold

Stow on the Wold


Moreton in Marsh





Bourton on the Water

Cycling in the Cotswolds?


Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon



Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Broadway Tower, near Chipping Campden

Tower Press, Broadway

The Tragic story of a WW2 Bomber that crashed at Broadway

Deer in the Park

Broadway

Walking the Cotswolds Way

Monmouthshire from Broadway Tower
Stratfor Upon Avon
Hamlet
Stratford Upon Avon
Shakespeare
Touchstone The Jester
As You Like it
Stratford Upon Avon
Stratford Upon Avon
Lady MacBeth

Elbrington




Blenheim 

'In the Stocks'
at Stow in the Wold
(How to really finish that book you are writing)
''Locked to Desk?''