I am detailing part of my ‘Notes to the Reader’ and the synopsis of my latest book ‘Where lies My Heart’ shortly to be published on Amazon.
What do think of the cover, designed by myself? I painted the background blue, sketched lightly an outline of Africa, cut it out, inserted a photo of heart-shaped palm trees, drew a lion, painted it, ‘collaged’ it in place, printed off the finished picture, and posting it to the publisher, WordPlay Publishing, to add the title and my name, in fancy lettering as my ‘Fallyn Trilogy’
‘Notes to the Reader’
This is a faction book − some of the characters are people who exist, or existed, or resemble them closely.
Unfortunately, some of the facts concerning female circumcision and all the inhumane torture depicted in the book, together with the sale of illegal human organs, actually happened, and is not something dredged up from a lurid imagination.
The medical details depicted in the book are also based on fact.
SYNOPSIS OF ‘WHERE LIES MY HEART’
ACTION. ADVENTURE. ROMANCE.
Against an exotic backdrop of war-torn East Africa, ‘Where Lies My Heart’ charters the life of Ian Cornwell, from a boy to a man.
Even as a young boy Ian is drawn to help his fellow man. His strength of character, however, has one flaw – his weakness? Women. A handsome man, he attracts women like flies to a honey pot.
Following two disastrous romances, he goes to Eritrea, East Africa. Here he meets a woman he truly loves, only to lose her. His one regret all of his life that he never told her he loved her.
Together with an Eritrean family he flees from the despotic Eritrean government only to find their situation worsens.
The rich tapestry cleverly weaves fact and fiction in a fast-moving plot. Traversing a vast panorama from the suburbs of Birmingham, UK, to East Africa, through the countries of Eritrea, Sudan, crossing the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The story encompasses the traditions and beliefs of different cultures, including female circumcision, still practised in many parts of Africa.
Filled with exciting action, ‘Where Lies My Heart’ will thrill readers and make their imaginations and hearts soar.