Ben Kesp

Biography

The vision of Ben Kesp is to entertain, educate and inform through writing. I am a mystery, adventure & historical author and writer. I have an avid interest in ancient history, mythology and a love for mystery. Therefore my e-books are a mixture of history, fact and fiction with added suspense! My novelettes express themes which are very often my own personal opinions and thoughts. For more information check out my website on www.benkesp.com.

Reviews are welcome.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing when I was 11 years old. I still remember the story that I wrote and I even went on to write a sequel to it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I first heard of the plat forms available it encouraged and gave me the confidence that I could publish my writing in this way. If gives me control over the process, freeing up time to work on other projects.
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Where to find Ben Kesp online


Videos

The Letter
Mystery & Adventure set in Malta. A letter pinned to Paul Arient's door leads him to discover a side of him he never knew possible.

Landed Estate
Susanna Westby battles with family values, tradition, land and love in this historical mystery romance set in 18th and 19th century Ireland. Family secrets have been kept hidden sparking unresolved family disputes over her home and estate at Point Pleasant, leading to deceit and murder, tangled with the intricate lives of the aristocratic classes.

Books

Journey of Colours
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Art comes in many forms, with each eye viewing it differently, and every person finding their own resonance. This is a collection of traditional landscape and nature art scenes created using pencils, charcoal and pastels, blending effortlessly, exuding vibrancy and colour. Enjoy the journey of art colour compositions.
The Firm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,930. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Screenplays » Drama
Shadowy figures, secret groups and a power hungry management team await Ethan Lavin as he steps into his father’s shoes to manage the multi-national corporation which stems a life of its own. Ethan soon discovers there is much more happening than the normal workings of the organisation, and together with CEO Philip Cordae seeks out the truth – but who can he really trust?
Sector 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
Earth and Sector 1 have fallen to the Miron forces, and a small group of humans escape in Earth’s flag ship Verouise II to an uncharted space which they map as Sector 2. Their purpose is to form alliances with alien species and return home to fight, conflicted with the need to save what is left of Earth’s achievements, history and culture by establishing a new home.
Friday - New Dawn
Series: Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Continuing to battle against unknown forces, Elizabeth and Jacob along with Abbot Fernando of the Massomite Order of Monks discover what the people behind the Azack Programme are planning. Elizabeth faces a new future with a heavy responsibility, and realises her initial thoughts of caution regarding Markus are warranted.
Landed Estate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,000. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Susanna Westby battles with family values, tradition, land and love in this historical mystery romance set in 18th and 19th century Ireland. Family secrets have been kept hidden sparking unresolved family disputes over her home and estate at Point Pleasant, leading to deceit and murder, tangled with the intricate lives of the aristocratic classes.
Friday - Project God Trials
Series: Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dr. Elizabeth Bannon returns with her former patient Jacob Fontain to continue investigating the secret goings-on at Quesser Creek. She teams up with Markus of the Order of the Secundo Aurora and Abbot Fernando of the Massomite Order of Monks to discover more on Project God Trials, a secret agency operating in undersea bunkers. Elizabeth discovers more than she ever thought possible.
The Witch of Ballyvale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
What do people fear? The unknown, the ruling classes, or individualism? Aged four, Mags Rose was plucked from her home that was alien to her and placed in a world where she would grow to be an individual, strong in her beliefs and values. Others fear her, wishing to dominate, and wanting her submission to the norms of society. She stands firm.
Irish History & Myth Series Collection
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Travel back in time to an ancient and isolated land sitting on the western edge of Europe whose aged forests radiate a mystic and secret past, while its old druid practices are buried deep within its soul. Walk on the path of Ireland’s great mythical, legendary and historical figures while exploring the written origins of Irish myth and the famous monks of the Irish Celtic Church.
The Irish Celtic Church
Series: History & Myth, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Following on from Book 2 “Heroes, Kings & Warrior Queens”, explore the written origins of Irish myth and the famous monks of the Irish Celtic Church who served as a beacon of light in a dark Europe. Read of Ireland’s Golden Era as a centre of learning, spreading education and Christianity through its monastic and spiritual teachings.
Heroes, Kings & Warrior Queens
Series: History & Myth, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Following on from Book 1 “Ireland’s Ancient Gods”, now take a walk on the path of Ireland’s great mythical, legendary and historical figures of Queen Maeve, Queen Macha, King Brian Ború, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Grace O’Malley and Cú Chulainn. These figures are forever immortalised in Irish History and countryside through place names and ancient monuments.
Ireland's Ancient Gods
Series: History & Myth, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Travel back in time to an ancient and isolated land sitting on the western edge of Europe whose aged forests radiate a mystic and secret past. The land’s unknown inhabitants provide a rich myth of gods and legends, while its ancient druid practices are buried deep within its soul, a hidden energy of an unknown time long gone.
Secrets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,730. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.00)
September 1787, Susanna Westby is left with Point Pleasant Estate and three young sons following her husband’s death. Shortly afterwards, she finds herself in battle with her brother over the estate that is rightfully her sons’. Family secrets have been kept hidden as to her brother’s true motives, tangled with the intricate lives of the aristocratic classes in 18th century Ireland.
Friday
Series: Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.67)
Dr. Elizabeth Bannon has been tasked to assess a patient suffering from a delusional disorder. After initial review, she soon discovers her patient holds a secret which unknown forces are striving to retain hidden. She sets out to investigate the truth and unlock the mystery concealed within her patient while questioning her own medical beliefs and future in the process.
The Letter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Would a mysterious letter pinned to your front door alter your life? What if it set in motion a chain of events leading to the discovery of a hidden underground city to search for a secret artefact that has lain hidden for almost six hundred years? An artefact that holds the truth to the origins of earth’s civilisations that the Catholic Church wish to destroy. Would you be curious?

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Smashwords book reviews by Ben Kesp

  • Huntsman Returned on July 05, 2014

    Fast paced story with beautiful descriptive writing.