Paul Dorset

Biography

Paul Dorset was born in Poole, Dorset in England in 1960 but has been living in America since 1995. He has been writing for many years and some of his early works were published in 'teen advice' columns. He has also had many technical articles published, mostly in the field of Computing.

Paul currently lives in the Pacific Northwest but has traveled extensively and worked many times with teens and youth groups. It is this background combined with a vivid imagination that has enabled him to weave a tapestry of magic into complete novels. His first epic fantasy series, aimed at young adults, is entitled 'The Southern Lands'. However, the storyline is more than exciting enough to keep adults turning pages as the story unfolds.

Paul is a father of five who has worked as a computer consultant for more than 30 years. His publications include fantasy novels for ages 12-plus, how-to books for adults, and dark paranormal thrillers for ages 16+. He incorporates his extensive experience in computers - and his insightful perspective on the possibilities therein - in novels that include layers of contemporary intrigue, romance and mystery. You can follow his blog at http://blog.pauldorset.com

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Books

Ryann's Brother
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Series: The Breath Of The Nine Maidens, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,480. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Ryann gained her freedom from slavery by winning a wager with the son of her owning lord. Now she is setting out to find her long lost brother who is rumored to live in the country of her birth. But Bramwel Cala, the ruthless and barbaric son of her ex-lord and master, wants his revenge. Will the young and innocent Ryann survive to fulfill the destiny she was born to?
UnDone
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Series: NotDone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a desolate country ravaged by years of war, the dwindling inhabitants of Ameiza live in a segregated society where fertility has its special privileges. Now that five subjugated citizens have escaped from the autocracy of the city, can they fashion a better existence? Pursued, and now traitors, five UnDones struggle to understand their destiny.
NotDone
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Series: NotDone, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In a desolate country ravaged by years of war, inhabitants live in a segregated society where fertility has its privileges. But for the lesser citizens of Talbot City, draconian rule means persecution or even death. Can five subjugated workers break free from the autocracy and fashion a better existence? Or will the politics of families from ages past stand in the way of unity and freedom?
Unicorns
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Series: Melrose, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
A single kiss can get a girl killed. But what if he's the most irresistible man you've ever met? What would you do? Unicorns continues the Melrose tale and finds other members of Beau’s office looking to cement their place as powerful players in this paranormal tale of corporate intrigue, greed, betrayal, love and death.
Ryann
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Price: Free! Words: 28,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Living during a time when children were sold as indentured servants, Ryann must find a way to buy her freedom before the bullying son of her lord and master exacts a deathly vengeance upon her. With only a tattered yellow nightdress, two dark brown dresses, and a small assortment of odds and ends, what chance does Ryann have of beating the odds?
Xannu - The Portal
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Series: The Southern Lands, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,570. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
English schoolboy Terry West’s life continues to be a wreck. Ever since his best friend Joe was lost in another land, Terry has continued to pray he would be healed and returned safely. Everything that has happened has been his fault. If only he hadn’t given Joe one of his rune coins. Those damn rune coins that transport him to his other world where Terry is the soldier, Teern Truthbringer.
New Blood
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Series: Melrose, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
A single kiss can get a girl killed. But what if he's the most irresistible man you've ever met? What would you do? Beau is on track to have everything he ever wanted and there is only one woman that stands in his way - As long as she can resist falling for the man of her dreams. In this tale of power, greed, ambition, love and death, what would you be prepared to sacrifice to have it all?
How to Write and Self-Publish Your First Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Writing and publishing your first novel is tough. It usually takes a long time. Years for most people. It can be soul destroying too. This ebook is a series of essays solely concerned with improving your writing skills and getting your first novel successfully self-published, and marketed. It is written from thousands of hours of experience and every essay in it is relevant and has a purpose.
Jai and Jasmine's Jeopardous Journey
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Series: Gwillville, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Jai hates the stink of rotting vegetables and he’s been thinking about them and the smelly ship ever since he arrived in Gwillville. Maybe the ship is the secret to being reborn and maybe it’s a way to find Farnsworth’s missing father. Jai is convinced he needs to make a jeopardous journey of discovery, but his cousin Jasmine is not so sure it’s such a good idea.
The 10 Hour Project Manager
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,110. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Enterprise IT management
This book gives you the tools to successfully manage the majority of most projects in only 10 hrs a week. It is about the meta-rules associated with projects and the management skills that help you decide what to pay close attention to and what can safely be de-prioritized. You will learn the important things to focus on, because although every project is different the meta-rules are the same.
Fergus Fedderfeeny's Food Factory
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Series: Gwillville, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,760. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Farnsworth is worried. Bags of the Food Factory’s vegetables are definitely missing! What will his boss, Fergus Fedderfeeny, say when he finds out? Then there’s the wonderful tasting pies. He doesn’t know how the recipes got changed or if it’s because of the missing vegetables. Armed with a toolbox of hammers & staying well away from The Mangler, Farnsworth is going to solve the mystery.
Xannu - The Healing
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Series: The Southern Lands, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,990. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Living out a mundane life is not the norm for school boy Terry West. After digging up some rune coins near a roman road, he has been living another life. The other world is very different from his home. There he is Teern Truthbringer, an 18yo soldier, who is now engaged in battling un-earthly creatures & witnessing powerful magic. Now he must make a perilous journey to heal his charge, the Xannu
Xannu - The Prophecy
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Series: The Southern Lands, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,370. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
NEW 2ND EDIT: For fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter & The Narnia Chronicles, the 1st in a thrilling epic fantasy series. Would you wake up in a hot sweat if you lived your night’s dreams as a soldier battling un-earthly creatures, witnessing powerful magic and fighting to save your own life on a daily basis? English schoolboy Terry West does. Frequently. And someone wants him dead...

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