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Nathan O'Hagan wrote 1 day ago   

Hi Col, thanks for the backing mate. How's things with you? You working on anything at the moment?

tone099 wrote 25 days ago   

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former captain of the Swiss Guard.

I need your help.

A few months ago, I was approached by a young Spanish woman who claimed to have evidence of a U.S.-led plot to assassinate the Pope and take control of the Vatican.

My son is dead. My wife is missing. And my only friend has turned against me.

I am alone and in hiding.

I do not trust anyone, perhaps I can trust you.

This is my story.

http://authonomy.com/books/57265/soft-comes-the-wolf/read-book/#chapter

Fontaine wrote 45 days ago   

Hi, Colin. Thanks very much for backing Cloud. I really appreciate it. Best wishes, Fontaine.

tone099 wrote 65 days ago   

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former captain of the Swiss Guard.

I need your help.

A few months ago, I was approached by a young Spanish woman who claimed to have evidence of a U.S.-led plot to assassinate the Pope and take control of the Vatican.

My son is dead. My wife is missing. And my only friend has turned against me.

I am alone and in hiding.

I do not trust anyone, perhaps I can trust you.

This is my story.

http://authonomy.com/books/57265/soft-comes-the-wolf/read-book/#chapter

vivianah wrote 88 days ago   

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Temulkar wrote 113 days ago   

Happy New Year Colin.

JustinSirois wrote 115 days ago   

Colin,

I thought you might be into this new novel about an app that lets people schedule their own kidnAppings:

http://authonomy.com/books/57213/so-say-the-waiters-/

The series is currently optioned for TV. :)

Thank you for your time!

Justin Sirois


Susan Boyes wrote 122 days ago   

Hi, I'm Susan writer of A.O.V. Angel of Vengeance a supernatural religious thriller but probably nothing like you would expect. I have High hopes for A.O.V. just like the ant who moved that rubber tree plant I plan to try and move it to the editors desk then the publishers then the films. It is a story the world hungers for and based on some facts. It really is a good read I was hoping you might check it out and offer up some feedback. I am currently submitting to agents and trying to get as many people to read it as possible. Its controversial contents will bring to mind the possibility of a worldwide hoax and we have been nothing but the pawns to the very ones trying to pull it off. Hope to hear from you Susan. A.O.V.

rikasworld wrote 132 days ago   

I really enjoyed the stories!

rikasworld wrote 139 days ago   

Thanks Colin!
PS I'm enjoying Child in Me.
Only got as far as Jennings but will write a Suchea review when I've finished.

Temulkar wrote 141 days ago   

Hi Colin,

Thanks v much for backing the last roundhead, really appreciated.

Regards.

rikasworld wrote 147 days ago   

Thanks Colin, I'll be straight round to Amazon for a copy of Damaged Goods in the new year.
A friend has done some great pictures for my book but sadly too late, only up on facebook. Sigh.
Still, my son's children's book Riversingers just got reviewed in the Spectator. Wow!

rikasworld wrote 148 days ago   

Hi Colin, when are your short stories going up on amazon? I'm looking forward to getting a copy to read in comfort.
Best Sue

Kevin Bergeron wrote 149 days ago   

Hi Colin,
I finished reading "Millstone" and posted a review on amazondotcom and also on Goodreads. I'll check the UK amazon site to see if the review appears there, and if not I'll post it on the UK site.

I think it's a very good novel and would make a good "made for TV" movie. I remember the McMartin case here in the US, where a whole family that operated a preschool were falsely convicted of conducting bizarre satanic rituals involving child molestation. I think you explore the issue with equanimity, and your novel is informative and educational, but also has great character development and a story that grabs and holds the reader. Usually a story will get one or the other, but yours has both. I hope you don't mind me describing it as "courtroom drama," but I think it has that element, which I like a lot.

One little detail in the book that I loved but didn't mention in the review, was the stenographer at the hearing, how you'd give her thoughts as she was typing. That was very amusing, and also it just now occurs to me shows what I like best about the book, how the human element (her thoughts) relates or operates alongside the formal procedural element (her typing). She's thinking one thing and typing something else, and both are important and must for the most part be kept separate, yet also they must at some point overlap or interact. I suppose it's the same with a teacher relating to the students. There's a formal demeanor that must be maintained, but there's also a personal connection that must be made, and how should you balance these things to allow for both.


Kevin Bergeron wrote 154 days ago   

Thanks, Colin! I read the review and it's just great, and a big help. I'll let you know when I've read "Millstone."
Kevin

Kevin Bergeron wrote 154 days ago   

Hi Colin,

I hope you are well. You were among the first to support my book "In a Cat's Eye," and one of only three or four people who bought the self-published edition. In return I intended to buy and read "Millstone," and somehow never did, though perhaps it was not available in the US at that time; I can't remember.

As you may know, Cat's Eye is now an authonomy e-book, and I'm hoping you might consider posting an amazon review, which might consist of a copy and paste of all or part of your authonomy comment of 444 days ago, shown at the end of this message.

I now have "Millstone" in my Kindle, and have begun reading it. I also see you have some stories published in a collection, "Child in Me," "Doodlebug" among them. I love that story.

Best wishes,
Kevin

Colin Neville authonomy comment on "In a Cat's Eye."

I liked the ways things are revealed slowly to us, the reader/observer, as if we have just come on the scene and are piecing together the lives of others around us. There is a 'Carson McCullers' feel about this book, although the author has his own distinct voice, and the McCullers theme as chronicler of the isolation of social misfits is certainly to be found in this work.

The novel catches life and social mores in a small US town, and in particular the lives of the residents of a down-at-heel hotel. I particularly liked the way this work highlights the foibles and personalities of its residents: the feisty, irrascible, but essentially decent landlady, Elsie; the insecurities of the young main character, Willy; and the faded grandeur of the Colonel. Their personalities are revealed in subtle ways - through Elsie's direct ways; the Colonel's formal speech patterns; and Willy showing off his strength to Nancy (c4), and his response to 'Mr Winkley', Nancy's cat - as eccentric as the other characters.

This is essentially a novel that focuses on character, although Nancy's death gives an edge and direction to the work. Dialogue is excel

sensual elle wrote 163 days ago   

Hi Colin (which happens to be the name of my main male character!)

I saw your comment on a forum from some time ago:
>You watch. Lots of hearty wallopings, a le 'Fifty Shades of Grey', will be the new 'Harry Potter' on sites like this in 3 months time.

Probably true, but I'd like to state my Diary was posted long before 50 Shades made its debut. While I haven't read 50 Shades, some of the commenters claim Diary is better written. I like to think that may be true.

hugs, elle
Diary of a Bad Housewife

D.J.Milne wrote 165 days ago   

Hi Colin
I see you used to sell paraffin for a living. Perhaps you might remember the old petrol Ad, Put a tiger in your tank, well why not have a look at the first chapter of the Tiger Farm, all comments are appreciated,
I know it's a crappy link between my book title and your life experience, but worth a try.
Thanks
David

Sam Barclay wrote 171 days ago   

Hi Colin,

Sorry to bother you, but could you possibly take a quick look at 'Dax'? I'd value any comments you might make.

Cheers, Sam

Lauren Grey wrote 174 days ago   

Thank you so much for being a long-time supporter, I really appreciate it :)