My latest book ‘Where Lies My Heart’, winner of the Ian Award, 2015, (an adult book) is now published on Amazon and CreateSpace. I’ve got a five-star review on the e.book version, on Amazon.com, even though I haven’t publicised it. Here is the review:
Rollinson joins the big boys! By QUIRKY GIRL on June 26, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in two sittings. A worthy winner of the Ian Govern Award, this book should propel KJ Rollinson into the top league.
Covering the life of Ian Cornwell from a youngster who supports Birmingham City Football Club to a caring thoughtful adult who lives and works in Africa, this book is well researched into African and medical affairs. Rollinson appears to have a strong attachment to Africa and I would suspect has lived there, or is a well travelled author.
This is a love story, but not a conventional one, with a thought provoking moral twist near the end.
Best so far from this author – more similar adult fiction, please, KJ
If you go to the link to my author’s page on Amazon.com and click on the front cover of ‘Where Lies My Heart’ it will take you to the book. https://t.co/JB5M7Lgggp. Here is the link to my author’s page on Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B009ATNOQO
Michael Barton, Publisher, Freelance Writer, and Author, formatted the book for me for free, as part of my prize for winning the Ian Govan Award, 2015, together with 250 euros. I made a feeble attempt at formatted the book myself to assist Michael, who has a very heavy workload, and I said he could change ‘published by K J Rollinson’ to his name, but generously, he allowed my name to stay. I do not think I would have published the book by myself, and I wish to give my grateful thanks to Michael for his invaluable assistance. I’ve designed the cover myself, which you can see at the top of this page. Again, thanks to Michael Barton who printed the title.
Here is the synopsis of ‘Where Lies My Heart’.
ACTION. ADVENTURE. ROMANCE.
Against an exotic background 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 honeypot.
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 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 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.
“A worthy winner of the Ian Govan Award, ‘Where Lies My Heart’ takes the reader through the whole gamut of emotions while begging him or her to question the fabric of societies and lives the author explores.” Michael Barton, WordPlay Writers’ Forum.
And here is ‘The Note to a Reader’.
I have dedicated the book ‘Where Lies My Heart’ to Ian Govan. I would hasten to add that, although the main character in the book is called Ian, he bears no resemblance to Ian Govan, with the exception that the real Ian supported Birmingham City Football Club, and had distinct social views.
This is a faction book, fiction based on fact. Some of the characters are people who exist, or existed, or resemble them closely, but this is not the case with the Cornwell family. The family described in the book bears no resemblance, to my knowledge, to Ian Govan’s family.
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.
I am having a book signing in Spain and a leaving party at the end of July, there will be free wine and nibbles for all my friends and colleagues. I’m leaving my apartment in Cabo Roig, and moving to Ciudad Patricia, Senior Resort, Benidorm. As some of you know, I have suffered from two cerebral aneurysms during the month of June, so my blogs have been ‘reblogged’ from other bloggers. I’m feeling a little better now, but with taking three tablets a day I don’t have much energy.