Ben Kesp

Biography

Ben Kesp is a mystery and adventure author, artist and writer. Writing and art for Ben allows his freedom to hold no bounds. Imagination is limitless. The passion to create is a driving force for Ben in moving forward to learn, grow and develop. Like life it self, Ben believes everyone is on a journey and there will always be lessons to learn, assisting in personal growth.

In addition Ben has avid interests in history (ancient), genealogy and mythology.

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.
Read more of this interview.

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.

Books

The Witch of Ballyvale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. 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.
Landed Estate Novel
Price: Free! Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
This short book includes notes on the Landed Estate Novel, the research involved, its characters and history. Read the background of the story, set in the time of the Landed Estates and the “Big House” era in Ireland. Discover more about the Anglo Irish families, the privileged social class whose golden era spanned from the beginning of the 18th century through to the early 20th century.
A Time Forgotten
Series: Landed Estate Novel. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,550. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Join Susanna Westby on the final leg of her journey as she battles to protect her family seat and secrets from exposure by the young writer from Riverdale who is determined to investigate the Westby family. Set in 1827, the Westby family experiences forbidden love, betrayal, acceptance and mortality; thus drawing to the end of an era and the privileged lives of the Anglo Irish.
Irish History & Myth Series Box Set
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,820. 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.
Inheritance
Series: Landed Estate Novel. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00)
Follow Susanna Westby as she once more finds herself in emotional turmoil having to deal with family conflicts over Point Pleasant Estate instigated by her husband’s sister and unresolved personal issues. Set in 1805, the marriages of her two eldest sons provoke family disputes, deceit, love, and murder.
The Irish Celtic Church
Series: History & Myth. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. 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. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. 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. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,110. 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
Series: Landed Estate Novel, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,820. 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
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00)
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: 7,710. 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.