Paul Zunckel

Publisher info

Paul is becoming a favored author worldwide. He is the creator of the Piet van Zyl adventure thrillers as well as a number of other stand-alone novels.

Paul Zunckel was born in Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia. His family moved to South Africa where he completed his schooling in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

He started to write in August 2014, about something that is close to his heart... Africa. The mysteries, the superstitions, and all the beauty and treachery of the land. He holds his wife responsible for the road he is now traveling, as she was the driving force behind him in his Debut novel, Blood Moon over Africa. Since then, the stories line up to be told.

Paul loves to write as it takes him into another world, and he enjoys the reaction that he receives from readers.

Paul resides in the Eastern Cape, South Africa with his wife.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was Blood Moon Over Africa, the plot has been in my imagination for years until my wife convinced me to sit down and write it. I did thinking that it would be two page short story for a magazine.
What is your writing process?
I just let my imagination flow, when I sit down, it is almost like turning on a tap and the ideas just come.
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Where to find Paul Zunckel online

Books

Into the Darkness
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 41,810. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Can Piet van Zyl survive in a land where the law of the jungle rules and the lion is king with no memory, where death lurks beneath the beauty of Africa?
Mask of Deceit
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 42,950. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nothing is more dangerous than a female that has lost everything she loves and takes the path to obtain vengeance.
Fangs of Fury
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Man playing at being God, working with genetic creation, determined to create the perfect Human being…in isolation nothing can disturb the creation…nothing can go wrong but if you are in Darkest Africa, no one can hear you scream as you die by the hand of a creature not created by God, but by the sick mind of man…a creature from hell.
The Smoke that Thunders
Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Smoke that Thunders is a three in one of short stories. Each one totally different from the other...you have a mixture of suspence,thrills and drama, followed by a dark look into a deranged mind and find out that Piet van Zyl does have a soft side. The man who would rather face a charging buffalo faces his greatest challange...to win the heart of the lovely Peggy.
Whispers in the Wind
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 84,050. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Step into the evil world of Human Trafficking, a family torn apart by abduction, a child taken to serve as High Priestess for an African Cult, her Mother sold into slavery, and the world of sex trade where nothing is as it seems, and it is all about greed.
Man in the Shadows
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 67,010. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man driven to the point of no return by the psychological game being played. A killer who has gone undetected for years, now wants his exploits published, and will stop at nothing to achieve that goal. He kills on a whim, and every kill is different, there is no pattern and no clues. He calls himself, "The Teacher".
Devil In Eden
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
When the night is at its darkest, he hunts the very men who hunt him. Piet van Zyl once again finds himself stepping out of his comfort zone, to confront a killer that lurks in the shadows. A fast paced thriller that takes you on the hunt for a man-eater, and leads you into the night, from where you might not return.
The Blood Trilogy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 123,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Gripping novels set in Africa, a place where superstition and witchcraft runs deep, a place of beauty, but where death can lurk in the shadows. A land shrouded in mystery, with ancient beliefs simmering beneath the surface set on a collision course with modern western ideas.
Blood Demon: Revenge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,450. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pure evil that walks in the African bush. Born of blood and a desire for revenge. An evil that devours – called up from the darkness.
Blood Moon Over Africa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,790. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
A gripping novel set in Africa, a place where superstition and witchcraft runs deep, a place of beauty, but where death can lurk in the shadows. A land shrouded in mystery, with ancient beliefs simmering beneath the surface set on a collision course with modern western ideas. Blood Moon deals with how an innocent act unleashes a horror that walks the African night.
Blood Spoor In The Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,930. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
With Fear, Comes Power. Set in Modern Africa. Travel deep into the Congo Basin and come face to face with The Secret Sect. Experience the superstition and witchcraft of The Leopard Man.

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Smashwords book reviews by Paul Zunckel

  • The Slow Burn on March 05, 2015

    A very sexy naughty novel by a new author. If it makes you feel all hot under the collar, then it has achieved what the author set out to do. I wish this author all the best in her travels into Erotica.
  • The Immortal Design on April 28, 2015

    This is an amazing story, a wonderful fresh approach to the Dracula Saga and it falls into the category of a real page turner, and that is what it did to me, as I had the privilege of reading The Immortal Design while the author was traveling down the dark road, and she kept me waiting for the next chapter, and wanting more. The two main characters are really great, and the love that simmers under the surface of all the deceit,horror and history in the story will have you reaching out to them and supporting them as the story reaches its climax. This is a very well written book, and the author put her heart and soul into it, and I wish her all the best. The Immortal Design will transport you into another world,and at the end of the journey, you will close the book, sit back and say,"Man that was a great read."
  • Paradise: In The Garden of Eden on April 29, 2015

    This is an amazing story, sipping wine with the Gods, and living in a Paradise that should never have been lost. This is how it was meant to be. The author writes as if following a narrator, maybe a voice in her head with a special message. Look beyond the words and maybe there is a special message in there for all of us. Paradise made me realize how full of strife the world we live in has.
  • Paradise: In The Garden of Eden on May 01, 2015

    This review is one that the author received via e-mail, which I have posted for her. This is a truly beautiful story Your beginning was excellent and I was gripped and wanted to read on to find out more about what the old and young woman discussion. Your descriptiveness is Awesome, in chapter 1& 2. Best I have ever read about 'The ancient Ones, and Jesus. ( have read quite a bit of spiritual stuff and about angels etc) 5 stars