Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Great Minds Think Aloud is Happy to Announce The Release.....

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It is World War II and the Lovell twins, Tom and Mary, must leave their loving parents behind for the safety of the wilds of Northumbria to live with their Aunt Victoria and Uncle Leslie.
In Northumbria the twins find adventure and meet the loveable ‘Mrs M’, a strange dog called ‘Scamp’ and their tutor, Miss Urquart. Miss Urquart is the awful catalyst that sends the Lovells running away to find the mysterious castle at the end of the old telescope.

The castle draws Tom and Mary into bizarre supernatural events of a time-warp where they encounter dark forces. Follow the twists and turns of the Lovell Twins' adventure culminating in unexpected tragedies as they make their daring escape. 



Alan S. Blood worked in the British Civil Service, Advertising and journalism (edited three publications) before qualifying as a Teacher from the University of Reading, England. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career in the Teaching Profession, in both Primary and Secondary levels of education, in several parts of the UK - which eventually led to Senior Management. His main subject area was English and, at one time, he was Head of English and Drama. Throughout, he gained considerable knowledge of literature that children and adolescents enjoy.


Alan now devotes his time to writing novels, plays, screenplays and poetry. He won top award in the ‘Hastings International Poetry Festival’ (2003) with his controversial ‘litter’ poem ‘CONTRITE CAN CANNOT’. The paranormal genre features in much of his prose work.


Alan Blood has widely travelled the world and undertook research in Chile where some of his supernatural crime thriller ‘CRY OF THE MACHI A Suffolk Murder Mystery’ is set. He was previously a Cotswold Morris Dancer and the novel is a conflict between the forces of good and evil linking a Chilean ‘Machi’ and ‘organised crime’ to murders in a Suffolk Morris Men side.


Alan enjoys wildlife photography in the Welsh countryside, painting and scraperboard engraving. He lives in a Victorian (1873) house below the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales. 

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In a heartwarming and touching poetry collection poet-author Gideon Cecil demonstrates the essence of love; that is real between a man and a woman, and is even greater with God’s love for man. This book is a magnificent compilation of romantic poems that deftly uses the language of love to fascinate the mind, excite the heart, and incite the soul.

With a myriad of topics that speak of sexual love, beauty of nature, God’s love, faith, philosophy, life, romance everyday activities, events, terrorism, politics, and so much more; readers will find this a mesmerizing poetic journey. His unique literary style and writing prowess reminds readers of Shakespeare, Tagore, Dante and Gibran. Cecil’s humor, emotional depth and sophistication make his verses and words even more captivating. 

 Gideon Cecil is from Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice Guyana.He is a very prolific writer, writing in a variety of genres. He has won several literary awards at home and abroad. He holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in Theology from Life Christian University Tampa Florida. He is well versed in classical literature, contemporary and post-modern literature. He is a part time college lecturer and free lance journalist.

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