Usually writing pop-culture fan fiction with delicious surprises. My new novel Prettyboy: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood brings my passion and sculpturing to life. Prettyboy stars the quirky James Dean, the beautiful Marilyn Monroe and the original rebel Marlon Brando. They are alive and causing rebellion during the troubling times of the 1950s. The fabulous novel is rousting a fuss among directors and producers in Hollywood. Take a look my Prettyboy: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood on the amazon.com site.
Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey, they called my name and I went and lived in each country for a time. As a child in Hollywood I'd met the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, quirky James Dean, and stable Marlon Brando, they brought their games and gained fame. After a medical career in the information technology arena I'd become a technical writer and then studied to become a novelist. I've published 10 novels, three of which are best sellers in Europe: Dubrovnik, "Vitruvian Man" and Regeneration. My stories are reality action adventures, rich with knowledge and suspense.
My newest novel is Prettyboy: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood. Focusing on Monroe, Dean and Brando in the Hollywood industry during 1954, when social and political upheaval had turned our culture into an ocean of changes, Prettyboy faces unnerving situations that rattles cages and makes actors envious.
Order Prettyboy for your Kindle, iPad or Nook or any other e-reader (it's exclusive on amazon.com), and have it delivered to you automatically. This will be your best Christmas present to yourself.
My new super novel Prettyboy reveals how and why Monroe, Dean and Brando lived beyond what the media could show you. They weren't there for personal intimacies. I give you the personal, intimate emotions of Monroe, Dean and Brando.
I've lived a life of fantasy , traveling the world, writing pop-reality-fiction, and meeting celebrities, some of which I needed to share with you. What better way to do that than publishing my experiences and stories?
"Dubrovnik" is truly an amazing adventure. You journey with Croatian youth in search for freedom. I've pushed the boundaries of fictionalizing reality with Dubrovnik. Conditions are timeless. The Alexander Crown trilogy continues, and Dubrovnik is now a best seller in Europe.
* My writing surprise is "Prettyboy: Fabulous Fifties Hollywood." My new novel was picked up for an upcoming publication in November 2014 on amazon as eBook and paperback editions. Witty, illuminating, always funny, smart, honest, and sophisticated. Prettyboy is super-aware of Hollywood movie stars during 1954. Hilarious, artful, and intimate, I hope you enjoy Prettyboy's journey. Look for it on amazon. com. in November 2014. It's a 5-★ ★ ★ ★ ★ adventure.
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Love in Malawi
Erotically charged and seductively forbidden, Christian Love is seduced by four sexually starved women. Next to the last thing on Christian's mind is a sexual encounter. Falling in love is his last desire. The fates of these four women are drenched in Christian Love's scent.
A mixture of lust, medical discovery, conspiracy and murder, this is the new life of Alexander Crown, mercenary turned philanthropist.
Come and get it.
James Dean Is Jimmy
Experiencing James Dean equates to experiencing the Seven Wonder of the World in a philosophical way. He epitomized youthful angst against established ways, the Wonders were gifts for everyone to enjoy.
This story is one young man's journey in self-discovery that was uplifted through an unusual meeting with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, actors who passed away before they were understood.
When Giants Dance
She was a tormented ballerina, he was a defeated bodybuilder. Together, Melinda McKay and Brent Lord challenged anyone who got in their way. Greed and revenge was their worst enemy and dictated them as targets for murder.
Children With Weapons
This is prequel part 4 to my novel Dubrovnik. Summoned to Macedonia to petition an Albania Army Commander not to kill six American students trying to cross their border illegally, Alexander Crown and Ivan Andric were suddenly kidnapped by Serbian National Police, stripped and searched. These agents were no longer Special Forces members. They were victims.
Searching for Hercules
This is a prequel part 3 to my novel Dubrovnik. Searching for Hercules, the drug, the man, the myth.
This is prequel part 2 to my novel Dubrovnik. Another mission averted, Alexander Crown and Ivan Andric, U.S. Special Forces Agents arrive in Istanbul. They help the U.S. Consulate free three American Students from jail on charges of disorderly conduct.
Drugs, sex and food changes Ivan's future.
Greece On The Bottom
This is prequel part 1 to my novel Dubrovnik. On their way to Dubrovnik, Croatia, on a death defying mission, two U.S. Special Forces Agents are temporarily displaced on another mission in Athens. Sleep deprived they stop for a quick rest. Two teenage Greek girls tempt the men with seduction. They will pay to be married and have babies, and they will settle for nothing less.
Alexander Crown trilogy book 1.
A behind-the-scenes chronicle, two military spies scheme to end a feud between two revered Croatian families, and then navigate to help end the civil-war against Serbia.
Dubrovnik, a truly amazing story. You journey with Croatian youth in search for freedom. I've pushed the boundaries of fictionalizing reality.
Reggie Rocketship and His Galaxy of Secrets
Reggie Rocketship is the luckiest boy in San Francisco. He’d discovered a Dr. Seuss handwritten story in his house. He was the luckiest boy until two thieves show up to steal the exquisitely handwritten tale.
An Alexander Crown novel, book 2. This is Alexander Crown's most intricate and emotional passage, weaving through intense challenges when he unravels a renaissance secret that will get him killed, yet he moves forward in neither a safe nor clear future filled with lies and truths.
You are forewarned, sexuality and profanity are explicitly portrayed in Kissing Freud.
Brace yourself for shock. KISSING FREUD explores emotional power with buried secrets like a time bomb. Spellbinding. Scandalous. Ripe. Ruthless. Sensational. A psychotherapist is thrown into a psycho ward so mismanaged that Sigmund Freud would resurrect and crack some heads together.
Marilyn: "It's All Make Believe, Isn't It?"
Ingenious, poignant, spicy, Marilyn returns. The body of Martin Montage is the conduit.
She slides into his body. She spices up his mind. The day is one heralding event after another, unbalancing Martin, hours filled with activities and celebrity for the benefit of Marilyn's return.
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- The Scientific Method (a Wandering Koala tale)
on March 20, 2011
Thanks, Jeff for writing this eBook. I gave you 5 stars because I enjoyed your concept of discovery then cover-up. Your characters were strong throughout, the illustrations were fun and all moved diligently forward. I'm a fan of the Hemingway economy and understatement style of writing and I think this work might benefit with that along with a copy-edit. Similes and metaphors create shortcuts too that shift the text to concise details.
on May 23, 2011
Hi Ashley, I'll explain my needs first. I seek exquisite, heralding, concise, quantum, stealth stories (reality fiction) to coin my phrase. Plotting and sub-plotting needs to jettison me into outer space and plummet me into hell. I won't be bothered with menial, mundane situations and tongue-wagging dialog. Dull and tedious characters kill the story and bury my interest. Am I asking too much from a writer? Hell no! Time is precious and words manipulate.
Accost me with exhilarating and electrifying characters. You say that's too difficult? Then you shouldn't write. Thrill me with stupefying and invigorating plotting. Not possible for you? Then don't write at all. Accost me and thrill me and I'll follow every word you write, every scintillating character you create and every brilliant plot you throw at me. Please, just dazzle me and I'll be your devotee.
Inside your stories I visualized the environments and felt his and her's emotions. When I read I want to feel everything. And I wanted the names of your two characters, I wanted locations where they lived, to experience the weather, to inhale the smells of life and see the types of clothing they wore. I was confused with the second Africa paragraph. The girl was already up and about in the first paragraph then in the second "...she rose from her small bedroom on the floor."
The rest of the story moved in pieces and bits and that was good; showing and not telling and considering the shortness of your epic. And the character buildup was very good. I gave you 5 stars because of effort and strategic ideas.
So, take care and don't try to finish this story because it has ended.
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- Far from Eleven 1: the Post-Casey World
on Jan. 27, 2012
Forget the wonky formating, start dialog and uneven syntax, this story is funny, funny as in laugh out loud. It's a balancing act of daily emotions and activities and I'd compare it to the Brit TV comedy "The Young Ones" from decades back. Upload this and take an entertaining side-trip into the lives of itchy personalities.
- Nocturnal: A Christopher Lance Thriller
on May 02, 2012
I loved reading this story. The characters were colorful and the settings were vivid. The plot was razer sharp and the sub-plots were edgy. Thrillers and suspense novels can be convoluted and supernatural stories will take you to spacey weaknesses, but this story had depth and strength, forethought and attitude. Thank you L. Jerome Word for publishing Nocturnal.