Interview with ZJ Galos

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is about a Martial Arts Club, where the protagonist is a champion Tai Chi fighter and he also owns the club. The antagonist, a member in the same club plots to destroy the hero's reputation and take over the successful Martial Arts Club. The Tai Chi Champion suffers from the heinous attacks on his life and endures sacrifices to save his club and recover from his wounds. Two love of two women will have a decisive impact on his life: the loss of his girlfriend and the success of a surgeon, who heals his face marred by an accident caused by tampering on his car. Living in a menage-a-trois is paradise on earth, until the surgeon is kidnapped. In a final fight the hero seems to have the upper hand on the antagonist, who has suddenly a gun held against him and the kidnapped woman he is about to free. But there is another woman, abused by the antagonist waiting in the shadows. Will she turn the dice in favour of the protagonist and his girlfriend?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have started writing journals and short stories, having joined a writing workshop in South Africa. My writer friend from Kansas introduced me to smashwords. It became a new way of a writing life.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Thanks to Mark and his team I have learned to transfer my manuscripts into eBook formatting and their website welcomed me without charging me upfront with the burden of high publishing costs like many other publishers ask for. Besides the future of publishing is the eBook and the future of writing has been taken onto an exciting and wonderful journey that benefits everybody, everywhere.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing has become for me a way of life, since the passing of a dearest friend, who introduced me to deeper understanding of poetry. She furthered my literary efforts and kept me focused on my progress through many years. We have detected our love for the written word in correspondence, in poetry and in daily exercises that bring expressions of human emotions to the fore. That is my greatest joy of writing about: the dialogue of innerness.
What do your fans mean to you?
I wish to have a steady growing number of fans who enjoy reading my writings. It is important to bring joy to others and to express one's own life and experiences to share with them. Of course I love to write fiction with a mix of faction and lyrical prose interwoven and I hope it has good entertainment value. Fans are like sponsors, who buy a work of art, whereby encouraging the artist to create more works of art. So is writing, one book liked is encouragement to write another book.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a sequel for my fiction series about my protagonist, Zsolt, an artist turned PI. The book is the third in the series of the "Tango Man'.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh there are many. However. besides the classical authors we read at college, Hemingway, Bateille, Truman Capote, Henry Miller, Albert Camus, Luis Borges, Milan Kundera, John Updike, Amos Oz, JM Coetzee, Istvan Kertesz, and many more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing a poem and conceive a drawing with first thoughts, leading me to my next chapter of a novel.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I observe people, listen to their talk in my favourite coffee places and eateries. I draw concepts for my book covers. I take some snapshots of unusual objects I see around me.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
There are many on smashwords to choose and sample. It's a treasure chest.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story for a competition in a writing workshops of 'Writers Write' was "Educating Pizzy", a memoir of growing up.
What is your writing process?
From my journal writing often a prompt emerges. From a competition a given theme. If I have to adhere to a time frame, like in NaNoMo, the writing month, I plan my chapters to a basic plot I come up with. During writing the names of my characters emerge and gain a life on their own. I can see them in front of me as I describe them and they will take action through dialogue. If I have no pressing time frame, I write away, until some pattern emerges and the ideas will form out of these actions, just like a painter starts drawing and painting a canvas.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first stories I read were related to Greek mythological figures, like Hercules. I saw many statues of him in Vienna, fashionable in the baroque era, as a figurative column holding up balconies above palace entrances.
The stories inspired my mind and led me to read on more with modern adventures.
How do you approach cover design?
I have my own selections of drawings and paintings I am using.
Describe your desk
My desk is a loan from my landlord. One day he brought me a table from his restaurant, as my wife and I moved into a three roomed apartment, wherby the kitchen and the bath constitute a room each here in Austria. However, as small as the place might be, I have become attached to my working space in the generous kitchenette. It became my domain, as I close the door and nobody will disturb me day, or night. Here with a view across a courtyard and to the fliage of green trees of the Viennese Woods, my inspiration has never failed me. I can paint and write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small village in eastern Austria and close to the borders of Hungary. Grandpa had built a one-storey house and behind it stretched the endless meadows of the undulated hills toward dense woods. The village had a castle, once built as bollwork against the invading turkish armies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A river flows through that village that had become since the 1980's a provincila city. My first memoirs are relating back to the days after the Second World War had been finished.
When did you first start writing?
I have written poetry with the age of fifteen, having fallen in love with a beautiful girl next door. During ma secondary school I continued with my writing, inspired through movies and the emerging beat gerneration. Later at university I would collect short stories from my friends and during travelling through Europe Later during my stay in Johannesburg, South Africa, I would join a writers group, coached by Amanda Patterson and having been encouraged by my Greek girlfriend, who was a poet in her own right.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Three Musketiers, by Alexandre Dumas. It is great adventure and bravery by the sworn three, fighting for their king.
2. Greek Mythologie of Heroes. As it is the klassical source, which I had been given as an eight year old to read and the amazing tales about Hercules never left me since.
3. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. For me a wonderful romantic novel.
4. Ulysses by James Joice. A fascinating new way of modern storytelling overlayed with reflections and condensing past, present and future.
5. Sexus, Nexus, Plexus by Henry Miller. The Classik erotic trilogy.
What do you read for pleasure?
What friends let me have und what I find at secondhand bookshops: from Stefan Zweig, Arthur Schnitzler and Imre Kertesz to Kundera and Handke. For the philosophical approach I read Albert Camus.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use presently my Laptop.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Personal marketing amongst friends and associates for reasons of budget.
What are you writing at present?
I have finalised "Zora's Mistake", a novel about a couple, emigrating to South Africa and returning back to their starting point in Europe. A fascinating insight into a Love-Hate relationship, against the bacjground of the trip of a lifetime. Secondly, I am finishing as well a novel, called "The Mill below Owl Castle." A tale of a boy growing up in a small country town together with his girlfriend. Together thex experience their awaking hearts und experiencing first love.
How did you start writing?
Encouraged by a friend, I joined a writers workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2000.
How did the 'Writers Write-Workshop' inspire you?
At first I had to cope with reading aloud my page long exercises given to us by our facilitators, mostly writers themselves.
When did you write your first Novel?
The idea to my first novel happened during a workshop session. During a brainstorming event, my writing partner, a pretty woman, teamed up with me and we created the working title. We started to outline the story and of course this changed during subsequent meetings. But it created the spark to carry on writing. And we each created our novels from then on individually.
Which genres did you select to write in?
At first I wrote a journal, as i went along and what I experienced around me. Then during subsequent workshops and competitions I had been inspired and encouraged enough to spread out into memoirs, adventure stories and thrillers, poetry and fantasy novels.
Hpw did you go about publishing?
I have contacted publishers, mainly in England, as South Africa did not publish genres I wrote in.
Have you been successful with an overseas publisher?
I have been encouraged to carry on writing, but my novels and Lyrics had been declined.
Did this discourage you?
Of course I have been disappointed, but believed that eventually my talents in creating my specific characters in my novels, will be liked by readers. Of course my friends and associates seemed to like my books, but would they be objective with their critique?
So I carried on finding a publishing outlet and finally offered me a home, without stripping me of my hard-earned money upfront..
And you were successful there?
Yes, after I learned the way E-books are to be styled,and uploaded, I have started to let interested folk read my writings. Indeed, my books created a lot of interest.
Do you forsee any pecuniary success as well?
Yes, in good time I hope, I will attract a growing readership, who will inspire me to write more. This way there will be a good time for everybody, as the books are priced affordable for the general public. I intend to share my love for storytelling with the world.
What are you busy with at present?
At present I am translating my books into German. At the same time I am busy with plotting the next chapters for the thriller series: of the 'Tango Man'.
Published 2015-09-19.
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Books by This Author

THE FABRICATOR - Life and death for one great canvas.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,090. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Pablo leaves South Africa for realizing his artistic talent in Athens. Jo, his girlfriend helps him to settle down in Voula. A close-by gallery takes his art for an exhibition. Jo is his model and love interest. Pablo befriends Mario, an artist, who arranges for him an exhibition at the EPASKT-gallery in Athens. Pablo’s art touched many Athenians and he has made more friends, but cannot sell his a
London Days&Nights - Ten poems and three prose-poems
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Ten poems and three prose poems about a journey to London, visiting famous landmarks and great art galleries, meeting new friends at classical and stimulating contemporary musical performances and experiencing bitter-sweet love.
Fighting Stance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Goran, Tai Chi fighter and owner of martial arts clubs, competes with Caltis to qualify for the European championships. In a sports car race Goran’s accident leaves his face scarred. Susan, specialist surgeon and his girlfriend Kathy’s soulmate, restores his face. Caltis acts ruthlessly to become owner of Goran’s clubs. With help Goran overcomes Caltis, but not without sacrifice.
Poetry Book of Love & Art - Belief of One - Volume 7
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Sea voyages with a continual change of colours, light and shapes painted with the poet’s soul. Art & love mingle with images of ship-geometry. Souls of past generations appear on white wings sailing past. A poet’s world in the atmosphere of a creative workshop in the magical space of the Art Café.
Poetry Book of Love & Art - Triad of Faces Volume 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
In the fifth sequel of ‘Love & Art’ seventeen poems and one depict a poet’s inspiration from experiences with contemporary art. From the gently stirrings of love to a close bonding of souls, from the return of a lost love to an experience of two persons in one love interest, a journey back in history, the story about a despot and love that bridges differences.
Poetry Book of Love & Art - Some Fine Day - Volume 5
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Art & Love’s 5th Volume of sixteen poems, inspired by art, continues with journeys in love of artist and Muse, who changed through visual communication. Small acts of love grow into sparkling eroticism, the artist has painted on his canvas and the poet describes digging deeper into the layers of paint and conscious.
Poetry Books about Love & Art - Disc of Red Flight - Volume 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Fourth volume of ‘Love & Art’: Poetry, inspired by art: dreams & reality; an alp turns love into objects; artist and lover on a bus; a quiet day for all; gripping a bad dream; symbols that come alive; love-spots respond to touching objects; a woman half fish and bird; purple room’s event; sunset at Cape Sounion.
Poetry Books of Love & Art - Love's Geometry - Volume 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
In a sequel of sixteen poems, inspired by works of art, Poetry Books of ‘Art & Love continue with volume three, subtitled ‘Love’s Geometry’. Love has, from a variation of themes, as many facets as directions in art evolve in multicultural events that encompass our world of instant and intense communication.
Poetry Book of Love & Art - Prayers' - Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
In a sequel to Book 1, sixteen poems related to erotic paintings. Lovers relate their physical desires to a buffet of scrumptious food, trying variations of lovemaking with the element of surprise that continues to an all-encompassing love. Will taking a poet’s citation verbally enhance love’s experiences? Have shapes and forms in nature started to relate to sexual life?
Poetry Books of Love & Art - Volume 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Sixteen poems inspired by works of art. The drawings, created from a process of absorbing experiences of an artist and his lovers, reflect his emotions about love, times before an exhibition, during enjoyment, excitement and angst. Poetry thus reflects upon art-expressions and renders the ink-lines, the objects and the subject transforms them with words into the poet’s notebook.
The Sacred Mountain - Ode One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,800. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
A poet’s discourse about love, hope and stormy encounters with ghosts from the past, is explored in 34 songs. The quest for an ideal state of love, encompassing more than just the physical aspect, has been a focal point for finding a pointer on a difficult road ahead. Meeting good friends, Zen enjoys the creative fruit from his adventurous life.
The Kiss of the Sphinx - Sixteen Poems
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
The magical power of a Sphinx statue draws the poet into its all-embracing ban. In sixteen encounters of human love, the enigmatic beautiful woman with half a body of a lioness appears to test people’s life with riddles she had skillfully composed for them to resolve if they dare taking her on for a game of life and death.
The Aza Isle Poems
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
‘Aza’ - Z detects an island of beauty and love. ‘Cadence’ - Puzzle of love in colourful displays. ‘Concerto for Love’ - The sound of unbridled love’s beauty. ‘Destiny’ - Promises of riches, fortunes and fame. ‘Heat’ - Z is healed through Aza’s love. ‘Bolero of Love’ - Music inducing love. ‘It’s You’ - Reflections on Aza. ‘Love’s Pain’ - The hurt of separation. ‘The Blue’ - Longing for Aza Isle.
Love is the Universe - Love Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
‘Virtual Love’ - Experience of sexual love. ’The Eruption’ - How long will physical acts of love last? ‘The Soul’s Sacrifice’ - Sexual love that kills. ‘Another Love’ - Poetry stimulates sensual passion. ‘The Orgy’ - Fires of hell and the cleansing afterburner of fornication. ‘Pain & Love’ - Theatre of virtual players. ‘Strange Fruit’ - The old poet ridiculed for his young love.
Clouds-Erotic Poetry-CL9 & CL10-Book Two
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Erotic Poetry CL9.The ‘Sensual Couple’-B & Z met at a popular student party. Their torrent affair takes off to new heights in midst of daring mountain spots and unpredictable natural events. CL10. Lovemaking touches the poet’s soul t with this elphin-like woman from dark woods. On cloud 10 the magic of a tropical lagoon offers a perfect home for their feelings.
Clouds -Erotic Poetry - CL1-CL8 - Book One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Erotic Poems: CL1.Image-woken up by her face. CL2.Nightcap-Charity & Sexual love. CL3.Seduction-Blue-eyed golden boy loved by all. CL4.Orgy-Five fiery lovers. CL5.Chocolates-Magic of colour and skin. CL6. Party-Love-Exciting night out. CL7.Soixante neuf-Exciting initiation.CL8.Wheel of Eros-Swinging party in the City of Gold.
Africa Day by Day- Book II - Ivory Kills
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
‘Cape East’ Settler’s since 1920. ‘Egoli’ Place of Gold. ‘Gingerbread House’. In ‘Ivory Kills’ the elephants. ‘Morning in Joburg’ An African city. ‘Natal Rock’ The dark rock. ‘New Age Centre’ watering hole. Meeting a ‘Personal Trainer’. Clashes in ‘Polarities’. In ‘Present City Life’ cake, coffee, book. ’This Place of Fate’ an oasis. ’Weaver’.
Africa Day by Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Twelve poems: 'Africa of the South', broken heart of an ebony goddess. 'Africa Weeping' in flooding. 'African Animal Park', evaporating water. 'African Palette', nature's vibrant colours. 'Armed Robbery', the other side of life.'Carapace', message in a bottle. 'Dana L'Afrique', the cruel despot. 'Days of the Week', cultural life.'Des & Dawn', pop duo; 'Pathways of my Life' a story; 'The Big Five'
Poems of Despair - Book III
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Seventeen poems plus one: 'Avatar', symbolic for people's appearances; 'The Shaman's Dance',rituals that still are alive;'Pharaoh',man flies into deep space, where Pharaoh's have always believed in; poems about love's disappointment; vanilla scent; 'Julia and Ron'; 'Art is love'; 'Joey and Uncle Ferry'; about a 'Busted family',due to a despot dad; melodies at night and 'Au revoir', loving Paris.
Poems of Despair - Book Two - Hallucinations I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Seventeen poems about a living between reality and an imaginative world that opened up with magical imagery: Heroine;Temptations;Electronic Love;Excited Piano;Embrace;A Woman in Cologne;Haunting Love; Vision;Odyssey;Obsession;Triad in Love;Kriss;Voyeur;Little Dying;The Trip;A's 17th Moon of Death;The Search;
Poems of Despair - Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Poems of Despair deals with the state of the blurred mind when man is driven to the abyss of life through most dramatic happenings that cage him into a state of desperation, thinking of death as the means of putting and end to his unbearable suffering. These poems are based on true happenings and represent some aspects of human tragedies.
My Writing Tools - From a Writer's Workshop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Losing of a writer's favourite pen is like losing a love. In 'My Writing Tools', the drive to become a writer pushes emotions of an eager poet to the limits, sharing a loss and gaining another love.
Fantastic Journeys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Short Stories of fantastic journeys of the body and mind, of imaginative adventures and a flight along chairs that turn into a magical vehicle taking off into the night.From 'Actress and Artist' to 'The Spirit of the Flame Tree', a wondrous journey abobe 'Big Apple', from a threatening 'Bluebeard', to 'The Chafing'. From a paradisiacal night to romancing mystical Imis.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,060. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Dealings with love: An artist and his models. Exquisite characters, from the intelligent dusky eyed Simchi, who chose him to deflower her, golden Carol the virgin by choice, Beryl the seductress, who wants sex, but he must take care, Lilian the long-haired passionate woman, matching his passion and to Stella, his student, who later becomes an actress.
Orion's Love Nest - Short Stories III
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"A Walk Raising Expectations turns into illusion. 'Love in the Mistral': a torrid affair like the howling storm. In 'Magic Resurrection,'a fading libido with a present Muse will become a symphony of love recalled with a past one.'Orion's Love Nest' is a wondrous experience for lovers. Marie in 'Paralia Marathonas' lives her erotic fantasies to the tilt. "Revisiting Vienna'remains disappointing.
Sites of Love - Short Stories II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This book of short stories deals with places, people and experiences that are more than skin deep.From a special restaurant to an exotic spot in Crete,from a visit to an exciting museum of great art, to a black dog that seeks refuge in the safety of an artist's workshop, strange happenings around a writing pen, a red packet for New Year and experiences of three young innocent friends.
Chants of Magical Moments
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,190. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Stories about magical moments happening waking from a dream,discovering a secret within the rock features of a garden, happenings on a bus ride,meeting as a shell an exotic beauty on a beach,a man's life spread out in the chaotic state of objects on his table, love in a museum, seeking an impossible love, and the portrait artist turning detective.
The Body of the Plane and The Prince of the Clouds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
In the first of two magical depictions in elegiac style, the poet experiences his inner turbulences during an airplane flight to see his Muse and soulmate, who is terminally ill.Ghosts of the past seem to have occupied the plane torturing him. In the second piece, the golden Prince on his white-winged horse saves the life of his beloved from rivalrous wars and the terror of a ruthless sea-monster
KING OF ICE - Zorko & Zina - Poetic Lore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
In the Towers of the King of Ice his his subjects embellishing the palace and the King receives his poets and jesters.Zorko softens the Queen's heart with his song to save his abducted sweetheart from Hinod,King of the Underworld.The Queen's diamond tear,is the key to Zina's rescue.Zorko has to endure hardship and his song touches the stone heart of Hinod.He let's Zina free but on one condition.
LOVE - Aspects, Musings and Encounters.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Six poems about aspects of love:'Finding Love': young awakening love's burn.'Love's Ways':love as exotic as the game in Africa. 'Bittersweet Love': passionate love, artist and model tainted by drama. In 'Deep Passion': a trail of primordial encounters by a couple in public places.'Game of Love':Love of two competing poets.In 'A Gentle Muse':two travel-nuts who share games of world-travel.
Ballade Fantastique - A Journey with D'Elle to the Secret Pyramid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A poet meets lovely D'Elle in her North American woods, she shows him her place of growing up online. They join a game of virtual adventures that come to close reality during the poet travels to Northern Africa. Partaking in both of their active lives together is an incredible experience, both real and virtual: Love, adventure, sandstorm and near death, a Pharaoh's domain and great discoveries.
Realities - Love & the City - In 5 Episodes.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The poet experiences love lost and found in one new city and revisiting four others. For once the atmosphere had suddenly changed as seen through the eyes of a promised love unfulfilled and one lover and poetry friend that had passed-on. Yet the gender-loving dusky woman of mystery will open him a new world, in which his emotional wounds will heal finding his inner self with refreshed creativity.
Elegy Of An Unusual Peak
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Zen, artist and poet meets a keyed-up Anna during a poetry discussion on the Internet and during a vivid online relationship falls in love with her. During 21 days in a steaming relationship the fate of the star-crossed lovers seems to be doomed, but Anna has conceived a plan for love that surpasses the expectations of Zen to relive his erotic dreams writing his best poetry of his innerness.
The Apollo Frieze Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Poems composed to a painted frieze by Z. Galos in homage to Gustav Klimt's 150 anniversary, as an expression of the local influence on contemporary art. The poems reflect thoughts about Apollo, god of the arts and the spirited dance of his Muses. The poet has added the presence of the tenth Muse to the round dance, being the specific Muse of his own selection, and all seen through his own eyes.
Aphrodite Encumbered -Book III - Firestorm
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 143,320. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Zen is short of of catastrophic events while working with his African labour force at his home renovations.Excited to visit Greece with his spouse, he has the help of Hana organizing his stay and excitement has gripped the virtual lovers to finally meet in real life. Their first touches cause a firestorm that seems to become visible to their spouses and friends, jeopardizing their stealthy love.
Aphrodite Encumbered - Book II - Flames of Tryst
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 92,660. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Zen encounters a continual inspiration from his Muse Hana, who built up communication with all senses with him and energizes his stand for good professionalism in a crumbling world of a fledgling democracy in Africa of the South. His escape of a world he cannot conform with any longer has him falling prey to the piranhas of job providers in London. Hana will stand by him with emotional support.
Diary Of An Aged April
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poetry during times of personal inner uproar that reverberated from a changing Africa of the South with reflections by the observing poet while watching his garden languish below the trampling feet of ignorant tradesmen who symbolize the lip-service attempts of its leaders to merge a polarized society into a functioning nation.There remains a glimmer of hope for the ageing artist.
Aphrodite Encumbered-Book I-Celestial Sparks
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Zen's work as an architect has been marginalised by changing circumstances in South Africa.Many of his friends had left and he survives by some repeat-clients and through his skills needed by the hard-nosed, ruthless contractor Gord. Preparing to leave South Africa with his high-strung spouse, he meets enigmatic Hana, a well-heeled woman, inspiring as his Muse,having overcome personal tragedy.
Educating Pizzy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,330. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Pizzy, the Golden boy with grey-blue eyes in a blue velvet suite is the pride of his mom, loved by gram and granny and his girlfiends Mish and Helga. In the final days of the Great war, he lives with his mom through air-raids, assults and nightmares. Pizzy grows up with lots of good luck, leaving his mean step father behind but never his mom, who saved his life, to embrace the freedom of Africa.
The Greek Muse
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 161,440. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Seeking inspiration from a Muse, Zsolt meets the woman locked-up in her gilded cage. A clever guise or a virtual stunt? As he visits sites of Greek antiquity, he discovers a world he had not thought to exist. Will Rita the caged woman be sacrificed to Mino's gruesome rituals, or could Zsolt free her in time and stop the gruesome monster?
Spleen of Love
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 161,440. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Zen, a gifted writer meets Sola an angst ridden poet. Despite being married, Sola is drawn to Zen.While working at a public library the unthinkable happens. A violent earthquake destroys part of the library and Zen saves Sola from the rubble. They flee to Cape Town and eventually to Egypt. While visiting a local site of antiquity, terrorists kidnap Sola. It is up to Zen to free her...
The Informer
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 102,140. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The informer is a ring of pretty women who support the crimes of the Tango Man. Zsolt, the artist, turns P.I. while on an Art exchange in London. A friend of his murdered girl friend leads him to avenge her death...