Roger Lawrence


With six books for sale I have three more in various stages of completion. My first Three Hoodies book is now free. The number of downloads is misleading since people will assume that nobody liked it, but the current version is a completely rewritten edition. kongomato 3 - Progeny of Kongomato is well under way, while Old Geezers 2 - The Back of Beyond, is finished bar the last few edits, and The Book Of Pain, which is the hardest, and longest, novel I've ever written - a mixture of mystery and horror, is almost ready and the next one I aim to publish.
All the new ones should be ready within a few months. Then I can begin my newest project: a time travelling murderer - oh, and he's also immortal, or is he?

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing while I was in the Royal Marines. During countless military exercises (in between any real wars of the late 70's) the nights were long and boring. I used to jot things down in my notebook - a real notebook since this was long before any electronic machines small enough to carry.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This is something that's been hovering in my mind for years. What if a man were cursed to live forever? Not so bad on it's own, but what if he could never eat, or sleep? Again not so bad if one is eternal. So just to stir the pot a little, what if eternity was to be spent in ceaseless, unspeakable agony? Yet there is an escape from this awful existence. The curse can simply be given away; but only to some he truly loves and in turn loves him with equal intensity. It's my longest book at over six hundred pages.
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Smashwords book reviews by Roger Lawrence

  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Sep. 20, 2010
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    Thanks for the guide. Could never have uploaded my book as it was before. Even better since it was free.
  • Valhalla Unleashed on Oct. 28, 2010
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    If I have time to read that means I've have time to write and nothing usually gets in the way of that. But I've started this book now and I have to finish. I love the strong style and the way the characters leap out of the writing. Can't wait.
  • A Gift for the Sultan on Sep. 05, 2011
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    I really enjoyed this book. The combination of myth, fantasy and reality made it a real page turner and one I would recommend to anyone - and this from someone who prefers science fiction.
  • A Gift for the Sultan on Sep. 06, 2011

    I forgot to give a rating. It easily deserves a five.
  • The Warning on May 12, 2012

    I wasn't entirely sure what I expected when I downloaded this novel. However the concept appealed to me and I am glad I did. The characters are well rounded and the inventive story line delivers all that one might hope for. The plot deepens nicely and the pace never flags. This is a well edited book and far cheaper than it should be. It will remain a permanent member of my Kindle collection.
  • Heaven 2.0 on Sep. 04, 2012

    This is a beautifully written book, and just as important for one self publish novel, very well edited. It is an engaging and unique plot which I enjoyed throughout. Ultimately, the test of a new book and writer is: Would I read it again? Well I would, and recommend it to anyone.
  • Always on Oct. 15, 2012
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    I read this book in one sitting. The characters are expertly detailed and the plot riveting.If this is the first I can't wait for the others. Well done to the author for a novel with a difference. Heartily recommended.
  • Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection on Nov. 23, 2012

    I loved the Vampire Morsels.So much in fact that I shall have to get all of the books. Joleene's writing is so elegant that I got through them in far too short a time. Humour and horror perfectly blended.Perfect.
  • Division on Oct. 29, 2013

    I took a whole day off writing to read this novel; a time I guard jealously. But I’m glad I did. The storyline intrigued me and is one I think we’ll all be hearing more about as the years roll on especially in novel form. Karen has obviously gone to a great deal of time and trouble with this book and it shows. The two main characters, the brothers, are beautifully observed and developed in their differences despite their genetic connection. Their dilemma is one which provoked a lot of thought rather than being something I could just read once and immediately forget. I enjoyed wondering where the book was going and am glad to report that I was wrong about the final ending. My favourite character in the book was the judge. You’ll have to read it to discover why. Just as important in a market flooded with self published books, I was not forced to cringe half a dozen times on every page because of bad editing or painful grammatical mistakes. All in all a great read and one I would recommend to anyone. Well done to the author.