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WOLVES AT OUR DOOR by Soren Paul Petrek
* Historical * Action * Adventure *

Author: Soren Paul Petrek
Publisher: Editions Encre Rouge/Hachette Livre
Pages: 319
Genre: Historical/Action/Adventure

The Allies and the Nazis are in a deadly race to develop the ultimate weapon while supersonic V-2 rockets rain down on London. Madeleine Toche and Berthold Hartmann, the German super assassin who taught her to kill, search for the secret factory where Werner von Braun and his Gestapos masters use slave labor to build the weapons as the bodies of the innocent pile up. The Allied ground forces push towards Berlin while the German SS fight savagely for each inch of ground.

Finding the factory hidden beneath Mount Kohnstein, Hartmann contacts his old enemy, Winston Churchill and summons Madeleine to his side. While she moves to bring the mountain down on her enemies, Hartmann leads a daring escape from the dreaded Dora concentration camp to continue his revenge agai…

Poetry in Picture

I love to read and I love to review what I've read, so I was delighted to be given the chance to read and review Patrick Stull's new book, Encounters. It's not my usual kind of "picture book" though - this book of intriguing black and white images is aimed at adults, not children, and offers readers/viewers the chance to see the human body through a deeply sympathetic and empathetic observer's eye. So thank you Richard Stull, and thank you Dorothy Thompsom at Pump Up Your Book for giving me this opportunity.

ENCOUNTERS by Patrick Stull

ReviewEncounters is a large and beautiful book of captivating images, supplemented by words – a sort of picture book for adults perhaps. The images are presented in an intriguing order, blending art, photography, and image manipulation to create a poetry of form, rather than of words. And while it’s not necessarily true that every picture tells a story, the women (and men) behind this images are pleasingly introduced with words …

Page or Stage? Sorcery or Sword?

Today I'm delighted to welcome author Stephen Zimmer back to my blog as he tours the internet with another Rayden Valkyrie novella. But Rayden's not "just" the star of a cool (and growing) series of books. She's also star of her own TV pilot - maybe even a series - and Stephen's here to tell us about the difference between writing for page and screen. So, over to you Stephen, and thank you for visiting my blog:

Writing for Page and Screen in Sword and Sorcery
Sheila asked me to comment on the things that are both harder and easier when it comes to writing for the screen as opposed to writing for readers on the page, especially in regard to the sword and sorcery genre that my Rayden Valkyrie stories are classified in.
Writing for screen and writing for the page are two entirely different kinds of writing and must be approached on their own terms.
In a nutshell, writing for the screen is a minimalist art.  Only the most critical details important to a plot, lo…