Monday, 2 May 2011

The Shuki Series

The King's Favourite:
the Continuing Story of Shuki Bolkiah


It was the greatest scandal that Oxford had ever known. The culprits were the sons of the rich and famous, even of Royalty. The trials went on for years, and the story of the eunuch's uttermost beauty and desirability spread.

Shuki now lives in his own remote home, overlooked by his beloved mountains. 
He is happy with his family, his studies, and is respected.

Feroz Hady is just sixteen, yet he is the all-powerful monarch of an oil-rich country of Arabia. When an important and complex trade deal hangs in the balance, an extra concession is made. Shuki’s freedom is traded away by his own country, 
a gift for a king.

There are stories from ancient times of eunuchs standing at the side of kings, wielding enormous influence and influencing the fate of nations. Can it happen again?

This is Book 2 of the Shuki series.

The King's Favourite is expected to be published in June 2012.


The Penwinnard Stories.

 These stories were  originally planned as a TV series. They are still most suitable for that purpose, but can also be published as a series of E-books.
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 The boys of Penwinnard Boys’ Home call themselves ‘winnards,’ falcons. If a winnard is attacked by an outsider, then the outsider is not facing one of them, but all of them.

Ian Mackender is the manager. He knows his boys, he knows the good and bad of them. He understands them better than they understand themselves. 
Some are orphans, but most are from poor homes, the 'collateral damage' of  drugs, alcohol, criminality and violence.

'Angel No More' is the story of Bob Kelly.  Bob hated being 'Angel,' and only wants to put those years behind him. 

For Ian Mackender, manager of Penwinnard,  Bob is a mystery. He was discovered lost and injured, alone on a country road. He refused to explain what happened to him and the name and birthdate he supplied matched no records. 

He does have a story to tell, a tale of routine kidnaps, murders, and abuse. Yet he denies that he was involved in such a thing. ‘Someone’ had told him about it.  

When the story finally breaks, the ramifications will be felt worldwide. 

The new family wanted is for Jay and maybe for Gerry.  
Jay is twelve, orphaned since the age of four. He is anxiously well behaved,  he makes a conscious effort to speak nicely, and is desperate for a family.  
Gerry is sixteen, very clever, but physically and socially awkward. He has little understanding of people, but his rudeness is never deliberate. 

Elsie and Barry Sims want a child. Babies are so seldom available and older children are not always easy propositions. Jay seems ideal, she ‘loves him already.’  Barry is interested in Gerry, and Gerry is very happy to be treated to a trip to London, though he has no interest in being adopted. 

But after the visit, Elsie finds that having boys around is not as she imagined. They are so noisy, and they’re always eating!  Real children are not like the children she’s been dreaming of.

She doesn’t give up the idea - Jay still has his chance,  
and maybe Gerry’s future prospects will be brighter if Barry’s interest lasts.    

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