Wanted: waiting people. Do you feel adventurous?

Greetings, dear reader!

Are you one of the people who’ve been waiting for the sequel to the adventures of Sabas and Reny who so bravely fought the Lergesh on Nilib-6? Let me bring you some good news:

The wait is almost over!

With gratitude to Renée Barratt for yet an excellent cover, I am proud to announce that “Wanted: adventurer” is being prepared for publication. The plan is to have the e-book out there on the first day of December of this year at all the usual gathering places like Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and so forth.

As usual the paperback will take a little longer, the more as I’ve decided to change printers for the Wanted-books.

If you want to know what this new book is about, read on:

In this sequel to “Wanted: hero” we follow Sabas and his alien bride Reny as they are looking for their own home. When they receive an invitation to visit the Souverein and his family again, they are immediately up for the journey there.

A concert and meeting someone who works in a library are the starting points for an adventure into an area on Nilib-6 that Sabas has never heard of. Remarkable encounters and unexpected discoveries are the fast paced elements of this new trip for the two.

Will they ever get home? Why do they go up in the air? And will Sabas and Reny succeed in becoming parents? You can find the answer to these and more questions in “Wanted: adventurer”.

And it’s out! Hilda, book 20. A Book Of Dragons!

Dear reader,

Yes, yes, yes, you can’t believe how dear you are to me.

Here it is.

Book 20 in the series. TWENTY!! And you’re to blame. I mean thank! Without your reading support, your questions and likes, I would never have gotten this far in the life of Hilda and William.

It’s one thing to write a book, yet another to find that people like it a lot and are waiting for more. That, dear reader, touches my writer’s heart more than I can express…

Book 21 (do you see that? 21!) is in the making. Carol’s working on the editing while I’m still working on getting more errors out before she laughs too hard (oh, the shame). The book has no title yet, nor a cover, but we’re full steam ahead. (Pulls cable, fog horn sounds, cable breaks, fog horn falls silent. Drat. Carol! I need a new fog horn cable!)

You can find a Book Of Dragons at the usual suspects, like Smashwords, Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.nl, Amazon.it, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.ca, Amazon.au, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobo.

Hilda. Book 20. Really. It’s going to be here soon.

Dear reader,

Believe it. I’m not adding the “or not” bit because there’s no escape possible. Hilda’s (and William’s) twentieth adventure is going to hit the e-shelves soon.

Soon in this case is October 1st. Yes, oddly enough it will be available on a Sunday but that’s fine, I’m sure.

Let me show you something of the book. The cover image. Then you know the title of the book too.

Yep. There be dragons. I’m sure you’re curious what this book is about. Well… how about this:

Yes. Dragons.

They play a big role in this new book in the Hilda (and William) series. We’ll find out what can happen with a certain book, we’ll learn a surprise fact about King Walt and Queen Velma, and many characters you already know return to the party.

Is that enough to tease you? Are you drooling already? Or is this quite the deception? Feel free to let me know, either in a comment, through my contact page, on Facebook, or use the old fashioned way: via e-mail!

Would you like to spend the night at Quay Hotel?

Yes, dear reader,

This is a very serious question. Quay Hotel isn’t your average hotel, as the main character in this short story realises all too well. In a way it’s like ‘Hotel California’ by the Eagles. You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.

This is my first attempt to write a horror story. It came out ‘horrorbly’, I think, but I’ll leave the final word to you.

As to what this book is about:

A man somehow gets lost in his own town after dropping off his girl at the airport. He has to spend the night at Quay Hotel. It‘s a night he‘ll never forget…

The e-book is available at Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.nl, Amazon.it, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.ca, Amazon.au, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, Page Foundry/Inktera.

You may notice there’s no paperback available. That’s because the cost for that would be totally unbalanced to the size of the book. Maybe someday I’ll have written enough ‘horrorble’ stories to compile all of them into a paper book.

 

A new book: The Magic of the Bull!

Yes, dear reader,

There is a new book out in the wild. It’s a book that I originally wrote in Dutch as a labour of love. What’s it about?

The Magic of the Bull

Cuijk, a small town in the Netherlands. After lightning hit the statue of the famous Exporum Bull, strange things are visible there… but not for everyone! Fleur, her brother Bram and even their parents experience something they could never have suspected in their wildest dreams. Around the Bull things happen that bring back the past and also pose two major questions: “How do we get home?” and “Who looks after the dog?”

The e-book is available at Draft2Digital, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, (and DE, NL, IT, FR, ES, CA, AU), Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobobooks.

The paperback is available through Createspace.

A fun little detail is that the statue really exists. Most of the details in the book are based on historically correct facts as far as I could uncover them. Researching this book took me about 3 years. I hope you will enjoy it!

The magic of the Bull

Yes, dear reader,

It’s finally going to happen.

The English translation the book that’s become my labour of love for the town where I live. It’s going to be out for sale in all the usual places on March 25, so in 10 days.

What is this book about?

Cuijk, a small town in the Netherlands. After lightning hit the statue of the famous Exporum Bull, strange things are visible there… but not for everyone! Fleur, her brother Bram and even their parents experience something they could never have suspected in their wildest dreams.
Around the Bull things happen that bring back the past and also pose two major questions: “How do we get home?” and “Who looks after the dog?”

I hope you love reading about this Dutch family as much I enjoyed writing their story!

It happened yesterday. Hilda’s 19th adventure.

Yes, dear reader,

Here it is. The new Hilda-book, in which of course William, Baba Yaga and Shevaughn also have roles.

Hilda – Witches’ Myths

An odd book is the start of a new series of adventures for our magical heroes. A book acquired by William who can’t keep his hands away from books. Are you ready to meet Baba Yaga and Shevaughn again? Are you prepared to swim up one of the strangest rivers you’ve never seen? If you’ve said ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions, you’re ready to step into the world of Witches’ Myths where the most incredible of the incredible becomes credible. And deadly. Yes. Deadly. No other book in this series has more murder on its mind than this one. Do you still feel ready? Yes? Let’s go then.

The e-book is available at Smashwords, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, (and DE, NL, IT, FR, ES, CA, AU), Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobobooks.

If you are looking for the paperback, that’s available through Lulu.com.

 

Here’s how the writing’s going.

Dear reader,

I hope you will appreciate this little update on the progress of my writing projects. First:

Hilda’s 19th adventure.

Yes, it’s really coming. Final edits are just about done now and the creation of the actual books (e-book and paperback) is underway. This, I think, is also a good moment to sneak you a peek of the cover so you have an idea of the title of this book.

Okay. Here we go.

No more delay.

Tada!

Yes, the title of the new book is “Witches’ myths”. It is about the myths of witches, which is an entirely different ballgame from the myths that ordinaries deal with. You’ll read all about it as soon as possible! I might add that the moment of as soon as possible has a final date too. On February 1st of this year the e-books will be available at all the usual e-book holes! (The paperback will come when it’s ready, I am waiting for the proof print.)

The magic of the bull

This is progressing well. It is the translation of a Dutch fantasy story I wrote. I’m very proud of it. The story tells things of Medieval times and the Roman era, so if you want to brush up your knowledge on that, this is the book for you.

Wanted: hero

Wanted: heroDo you remember this book? Yes? Good.

I’ve written a sequel to it which I’m currently checking for the worst errors before Carol will go over it with her fine comb to take away the stupid things I left in there.

I’ll tell you that the title of the sequel will be “Wanted: adventurer”. Some ingredients of the story are Sabas and Reny (which should not be very surprising) and there will be more Artors.

It’s been hard work getting this story done in the way it should be done but finally the end is coming nearer. I hope to publish this book this year. No promises though.

Lily Marin – the second novel

Yes, there is going to be another steampunk novel around Lily and Billy.

As it was with the first book, this one is putting up a tremendous fight so it will take a lot of time to write and tame it. But it will be done!

And that wraps up the updates for me.

I hope you all are doing well in this new year and I look forward to telling you when Hilda’s Myths are available!

Paul

Hilda and her pirates!

Dear reader,

Hilda 18 320Suspense has been hovering over, under and to the left and right of everyone for a long time, I know this. Certainly you know this too. Today there is a temporary end to the waiting.

The latest book in the Hilda the Wicked Witch series has made it to our favourite e-book stores.

Book 18, ‘Pirates’, is now available through:

Smashwords, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, (and DE, NL, IT, FR, ES, CA, AU), Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobobooks. The paper edition is still in the works, I’ll let everyone know when that becomes available.

May you enjoy this new adventure of the witch and her friends. And be prepared for a very special appearance of someone who’s going to stay! 🙂

Hilda – Pirates. Chapter 1

Dear reader,

Hilda 18 320

As is my happy habit before the actual publication of a new book, I am more than happy to present to you the first chapter of a new book.

Hilda’s 18th story.

Pirates.

It’s about pirates, but not just them. We also have a dragon, Baba Yaga, King Walt and his dear wife, and a number of new people.

But now, without further dillying and dallying, here is chapter 1!

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