Tom Benson


Tom was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1952. He joined the British Army at 17 and served for 23 years. His next career was in Retail Management in which he was employed from 1992 until 2012. He has been writing since 2007. Tom has won two short story competitions and had four short stories published in traditional anthologies.
His other novels are, 'Ten Days in Panama', and 'Beyond The Law'. He has also published two anthologies. 'Smoke & Mirrors' is a collection of 12 traditional short stories. 'Coming Around' is a collection of 12 raunchy tales to suit many tastes.
Apart from working on a fourth novel he is presently selecting work from his 700+ poems to increase his series of poetry anthologies. All of Tom's books will be available on Smashwords in the course of 2014.

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Smoke & Mirrors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 12 stories which are twist-in-the-tale, and cover a variety of genre. These stories will appeal in particular to those readers with a keen sense of justice.
Amsterdam Calling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,750. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dan and Crystal meet in Amsterdam in 2013. Dan is a British journalist. Crystal is an American fashion designer, eager to trace her European ancestors. They visit many places of interest. Crystal finds links to the Dutch Resistance. She has at least one living relative still in the area. The pair discover that a hit-man is hunting Dan, and neo-Nazis are stalking Crystal.
Ten Days in Panama
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 116,660. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Pete Harris is 48 and an Investigative Journalist. He has a fear of open water, but will face his demons in the name of the environment. Gloria Banderas is a Marine Biologist, who though she has many admirers, is dedicated to her work in a small lab on the west coast of Panama. She agrees to help the British journalist with his story. One man is out to kill both of them.
Beyond The Law
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150,130. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An ex-Special Air Service (SAS) soldier returns to his hometown - Glasgow, Scotland as a vigilante. The term, ‘deniable ops’, finds new meaning as Phil tackles Glasgow’s underworld with his small, unique team. Using stealth, intelligence and bloody violence, Phil hunts down the city’s Godfather.
Coming Around And Other Erotic Stories
Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 40,510. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
A ‘dirty dozen’ tales to tempt, tease and titillate, which includes: heterosexual, bi-curious, gay, menage, cross-dressing, transgender, voyeurism, and BDSM.

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  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 25, 2012

    Thank you for this simple, but detailed instruction. When it was suggested that authors should use the Style Guide I didn't hesitate. Okay, I admit, I read it twice before I went for it - and the Nuclear option ... OMG. I would recommend this guide to anyone who intends to self-publish and I recommend the Nuclear option. Pardon the pun, but it's best to 'bite the bullet' on that one. I don't know how my novel is going to do as time goes on, but I've been marketing since publishing, using the appropriate guide! I've also now published three books of poetry, which admittedly were a bit more difficult to format. My books have all successfully made it into the Premier Catalog. I will definitely be publishing here again. Mark, you are a class act my friend. Thank you