Kim Ekemar

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I've been fortunate with opportunities to travel the world, counting Mexico, France, Sweden and Spain as my home at one time or other. In the past, a good part of my life was dedicated to business ventures: an art gallery, an advertising agency and commodity trading, among others. 

My travels have taken me to faraway places and amazing situations. I arrived in Mongolia just as the revolution for independence from the USSR started. I have been taken up the Sepik river by crocodile hunters in Papua Guinea. I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya, gone horseback riding to where the Río Magdalena in Colombia begins, crossed the Australian desert, hiked the Inka trail the wrong direction in Peru, and much more. However, the experience with the most impact that I’ve lived through was to be arbitrarily jailed in a centre for torture in Paraguay during the Stroessner dictatorship, under the absurd accusation of being a terrorist. (More about this in my illustrated non-fiction book in Spanish about the dictator, "El Reino del Terror".)

During the past two decades, I've been focused on artistic expressions – painting, photography, design and architecture, but mainly on writing. The sources for the things I'm interested in writing about are the passions of people; places and customs that I've experienced around the world; and stories or situations from life that intrigue me.

Smashwords Interview

Tell us about yourself and your background.
I've been fortunate with opportunities to travel the world, at one time or other
counting Mexico, France, Sweden and Spain as my home. In the past, a good part of
my life was dedicated to business ventures: commodity trading, an advertising agency
and an art gallery, among others.
During the past two decades, I've been focused on artistic expressions –
painting, photography, design and architecture, but mainly on writing. The sources for
the things I'm interested in writing about are the passions of people; places and
customs that I've experienced around the world; and stories or situations that intrigue
me. However, I'm convinced that none of the aforementioned is enough to create a
work of fiction (or any kind of artwork, for that matter), unless it's supported by a
strong, fundamental idea.
What are you hobbies?
My interests are centred around languages, music, travelling to extraordinary places,
and all visual arts (painting, photography, cinema). These elements, I believe, occupy
a large place in what I write. Moreover, because of them I perceive my literary work
to be easy to visualize.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kim Ekemar online

Twitter: @kimekemar
The Ship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020 by Kim Ekemar. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » General
In "The Ship", three Arctic researchers get stuck in a blizzard after their van breaks down but find their way to a nearby icebound ship. The seven men on board turn out to be fugitives from an asylum. Paul Crimson wrote this book reflecting his own experiences in the Viet Nam war. Due to complex legal issues in the wake of his death, "The Ship" was never published until now – forty years later.

Books

4-Book Box Set: 44 Short Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 274,500. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection moves seamlessly between different times and countries. In addition to clever cons and lovable survivors, these are powerful stories touching on themes of love, survival, abuse, beauty and the human need for respect and for the chance to thrive. This balance will delight readers of world literature who are interested in complex characters and thought-provoking stories with a twist.
Escrito con Sangre
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,110. Language: Spanish. Published: July 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Comenzando su segunda novela, Paul Crimson empezó a asociar sus agudas observaciones sobre los habitantes del pueblo con sus experiencias en la guerra en Viet Nam. El resultado fue La Nave, una espeluznante historia envuelta por una tormenta de nieve, en la cual Crimson exploró los temas de la supervivencia y de los siete pecados capitales hasta comenzaran a salirse fuera de control.
3-Book Box Set: Locked-room Mysteries & Murder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 164,650. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
THE PATRICIDE: M. Lafarge is found murdered in a fire. One of his children is the killer … who? THE MURDERS ON 3 BRIDGES: The lone officer on a ship’s bridge is shot dead. How did the murderer escape? THE CRIMSON BLUEPRINTS: Fusing observations of people with his soldier past, the unstable author P. Crimson unleashes the terrifying script The Ship.
La Colección Completa de Relatos Impredecibles
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 173,760. Language: Spanish. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un monje tibetano; una estrella de rock; un náufrago; un crimen guatemalteco verídico; los engañados en un café en Roma. Un mexicano no reconoce la verdad; un genio del jazz vive su historia de amor y traición; un condenado a muerte aprovecha sus conocimientos gourmet. Sin saber cómo acabar su novela, P Crimson confunde la actualidad con su pasado.
Más Allá del Límite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
8 historias… Un mitómano simpático fascinado por la belleza feminina. Sonidos acompañando la muerte de un destacado saxofonista. Un sueco moribundo buscando cómo disfrutar sus impuestos impagados. La codicia tras el espectáculo de unos hermanos escapistas. La supervivencia de un vividor condenado a la muerte. La tristeza tras una boleta ganadora de lotería. Los recuerdos finales de un ejecutado.
La Cara Oscura de la Moneda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,440. Language: Spanish. Published: April 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
7 relatos … Un monje tibetano contempla cinco obstáculos que previenen su fuga de una prisión china. La vida al ritmo de un desenfrenado tren de una estrella de rock’n’roll. El sobreviviente de un náufrago en el océano Índico. La disección de un crimen en Guatemala. Una duquesa rusa recibiendo su pretendiente rechazado. Las impresiones falsas entre estafadores y engañados una primavera en Roma.
The Callaghan Septology: Part IX–XIV
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 169,290. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
“Ekemar’s Septology is an explosive and twisting tale of treachery, organized crime and global violence in the world of the Russian Mafia, London crime dons and wanted fugitives.This is the very definition of a twenty-first-century thriller—a quintessential page-turner. The writing's sharp, fast-moving and very professional. Be forewarned: Callaghan's actions are highly addictive." Clarion Reviews
The Callaghan Septology: Part I–VIII
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 243,750. Language: British English. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Coming out of a coma, Matthias Callaghan finds himself tied to a hospital bed, wrapped in bandages and suffering from amnesia. As he gradually recovers his memories, Callaghan discovers that he has been mutilated and subject to a full face transplant while being comatose. Discharged, he starts plotting his revenge on the five people who by mistake have caused him the loss of his identity.
The Word Jugglers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,950. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Six wordy short stories that’ll leave you speechless: A policeman’s thoughts on his last beat; a cynical critic who wants his words to sting; a two-letter exchange with views that makes a palindrome; an Irish poet who failed his family for his muse; a mortal getting punished for mocking the gods of Ancient Greece; and a 26-person relay homage for a prolific, witty 20th century writing giant.
Tales You Never Suspected
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,770. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Eight hilarious short stories: An imprisoned jetsetter’s 1001 last suppers; a Mexican battling the city’s traps and seductions; the dynamics of a movie production meeting; a self-made millionaire’s unfinished memoires; the surprising outcome of two advertising giants’ fusion; the secrets in an 18th-century secretaire; the promise of stars beyond the Eiffel tower; and a wild strawberry passion.
Tales of Greed & Wishful Thinking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,980. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eight short stories: What would you do if you could wish all you want? How do you bring down the richest man in the world? How do you find a rumoured ship in a desert? How do you scam the scammer who put you in prison? Would you accept your property’s inexplicably expansion? Too afraid of asking for divorce, would you fake your death? What would you do with your lover’s blind love once he’s dead?
Tales of Revenge & Deception
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,700. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eight short stories: The rock ’n’roll runaway train of a singer who signed her life away; the curse that changed Europe’s fate; the escape artist who couldn’t escape his fate; a dictator’s downfall as he promotes tourism; the deceptive impressions as six people in springtime Rome perceive them; the eerie sounds from the grave by a musician; and evil is on the prowl to avenge her cloned existence.
Tales of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Seven short stories looking at war from different perspectives: The excruciating price asked for an Afghan bride; the deadly challenge between chance and logic; nature’s war against humans; a paper war with a deadly outcome; two lives and the camp of death; the killing game played out between a rock and a hard place; and thousands of years of chess becomes imitated by the worst war in history.
Death Is Either Certain or Unexpected
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ten deadly serious short stories: The reasons behind mock executions; a Brazilian ghost story; the devilish soul exchange; the virtual heaven away from a mother-in-law; the gifted tongue of a mythomaniac; an undiscovered murder committed under a thorn tree; the wit of a lone shipwreck survivor; an embrace long rejected; the doubtful luck in a lottery win; and an escape from a prison of no escape.
A Final Note in D-Sharp Minor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Final Note in D-Sharp Minor; New York City, in the 1980s This story is meant to rattle with sounds. What matters is the right mood for music – although in the orchestra, revenge plays a deadly blues.
Dedicated to Survival
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dedicated to Survival; The Indian Ocean, circa 1920 This tale is about an anonymous man who doesn’t give up hanging on to his survival despite the overwhelming odds against it that he’s facing. The journal he keeps shows him to be a resourceful person whose ingenuity allows him to stay alive yet another day. Even if the forces of nature threaten his survival, he appreciates its immense beauty.
Two Lives and the Camp of Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gerber, the merciless commander of a World War II concentration camp, doesn’t see himself as part of a greater human community, but as a skilled administrator ordered to look for solutions. In a nearby village, a woman dedicated to her home and their children welcomes her husband as he arrives from work while avoiding talk about the war and the incineration of its victims in the camp next door.
Signatures for Sale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Sonora/Los Angeles, 1943 – 1970 The rhythm in the introduction mimics a train slowly leaving the station. After some hard years in Los Angeles, it finally gathers speed. To talented Ramona, who boarded the train as a young girl, its increasing pace promises a future away from poverty. However, her lack of control mechanisms leaves her a prisoner onboard her own device – a runaway train.
Struck by Luck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Struck by Luck, Malaysia, 1965 Two peasants challenge each other as a result of their superstition and extreme poverty. The twist of fate distributes the rewards haphazardly, which proves that luck carries many faces.
The Dowry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Dowry Afghanistan, 1980 War makes a cynical suitor. The future of a young man of marriageable age as seen from his pragmatic gunpoint view. As recalled by a war correspondent, it’s an incident that never made the news.
The Soul Exchange
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Urban
The soul exchange New York City, the 1980s Unexpectedly the devil finds a new game to play, arguing that evil is more fun – and besides, it pays better. A strong but wicked character becomes a new challenge for a wasted soul as a down-and-out drug addict shapes up his body and his life.
The Moment of Truth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Don Rafa is a highly likeable man, but he can neither live with, nor tell, the truth. The only truths he recognises are those of beauty and male friendship. Beauty, as he sees it, exists in women and bullfighting. While relationships with the former can be based on lies, the moment of truth lies in the slaying of a bull.
The Lost Identity Casualties/Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,580. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Callaghan wakes up from a coma to find he's had a face transplant. When he finds out the reasons behind the mutilation he has suffered, he seeks revenge on those responsible – the Russian Mafia, a deceitful lawyer, his former business partner, his estranged father and his ex-wife. The successful revenge have surprises in store for Callaghan as he assumes another identity to resume his former life.
El Reino del Terror
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,110. Language: Spanish. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » South American, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
Vivido por el autor cuando estuvo detenido en un centro de tortura de Alfredo Stroessner, esta es la historia, minuciosamente investigada, sobre el dictador más longevo en Sudamérica el siglo XX. Revela todo: las manipulaciones políticas, el apoyo estadounidense, la corrupción, el narcotráfico, los vínculos con los nazis, las aberraciones sexuales y, aún más importante – la Operación Cóndor.

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