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Vampiric Retirement: The vampire war commences Paperback – 21 Jun 2013

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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouseUK (21 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481799266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481799263
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Hello and welcome. Write a biog they say! Now there is a challenge. Stories books even articles are easy to do as they are held at a distance, admittedly short but still distant. A 'biog,' that is another thing altogether. Why anyone would want to read about the writer I can't envisage, writers lives are really rather boring, it is the tales they tell that have such wonderful abilities. I am often told that fateful sentence, 'I could be a writer' or 'I would like to write a book'. To these people I always say do it, write it, it does not matter whether it is a good book or a bad one, because it is your book, well it is until you contact a publisher, then that all changes. At roughly fourteen years of age I was carted off to Bangor for an excruciating length of in-depth testing, where they discovered that I was severely dyslexic and reasonably intelligent. The first was new to me, the latter something I had naturally known, but it did explain why I could not write. Then along came the computer and thanks to a good friend I acquired one, and that was the start of a long long road. Just to put things in place, let me point out that the computer in question was made by Amstrad and it had no, yes I said no, hard drive. In fact it used five and a quarter floppy disks and had the processing power of about 56 K. Now that sounds shocking these days but consider that 56K was about what N.A.S.A had when they put a man on the moon. Back to a biog. To my readers I would like to say that I hope you enjoy my work, because for me to say anything else would be a lie, as is clearly shown by the fact that I place my work out there amongst you, obviously I want it to be read, but more importantly to be entertaining for you the reader. The more you write the more you open yourself up for criticism, but also the more you learn and the better your writing becomes. Writers call this learning the 'craft' or developing it. In my case as with most, the more I developed the craft the better the stories construction became, so old stories are never as well constructed as new stories but the editing process improves with practice, that is one of the drawbacks to posting on the net, you are always stuck with the old stories. Those older stories will have a greater number of problems than the newer ones but it is not the style that matters but the content and of course the improvement. For those of you that just need to know more about yo

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I came across this book purely through chance and I really wasn't expecting much from an unknown writer, but surprisingly I really enjoyed the story.

Rather than the usual gothic brooding we expect from a saturated vampire market the author takes a gritty, realistic thriller approach and taking their time with the story, gives weight to the global unfolding of the story.

More of a mix of World War Z with Jack Ryan, the story removes the supernatural elements to vampires, which in fact makes them more threatening. I really like the direction of the story and even though David Stevens' editors let him down in places (he is a self confessed dyslexic, but they shouldn't be!) this doesn't detract from the story.

For a first book, I think there's much potential to develop the story further, and I look forward to seeing David Stevens' writing style develop with it. Recommended.
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This book was really gripping from start to finish! I really got into the characters, the narrative, and the world that David Stevens establishes here. Well worth a buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem of a book 19 Jan. 2014
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Format: Paperback
I came across this book purely through chance and I really wasn't expecting much from an unknown writer, but surprisingly I really enjoyed the story.

Rather than the usual gothic brooding we expect from a saturated vampire market the author takes a gritty, realistic thriller approach and taking their time with the story, gives weight to the global unfolding of the story.

More of a mix of World War Z with Jack Ryan, the story removes the supernatural elements to vampires, which in fact makes them more threatening. I really like the direction of the story and even though David Stevens' editors let him down in places (he is a self confessed dyslexic, but they shouldn't be!) this doesn't detract from the story.

For a first book, I think there's much potential to develop the story further, and I look forward to seeing David Stevens' writing style develop with it. Recommended.
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