ZJ Galos


Z.J. Galos was born in eastern Austria. Educated in Vienna in art and architecture, he sailed for the Cape of Africa, experiencing the vastness and variety of the Southern African continent. He has visited most sites of cultural antiquity in Greece that had a profound impression on his perspective for the arts. His novels are also in print at :www.StrategicBookClub.com; www.trafford.com

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Where to buy in print


London Days&Nights - Ten poems and three prose-poems
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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.
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...

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