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Draft Blurb For “Immortal Forever”

Posted in Immortal Forever, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2015 by Kaden Brown

Immortal Forever – a literary fiction

Moving to Zelenograd, a small city northwest of Moscow, is a new start, an opportunity for career progress. Svetlana, a militia member seconded from the capital is excited and proud to be serving the socialist cause.

Her husband Anton, is absent in the east, crime is rising, and Khrushchev’s reforms are taking their toll. All is well until she crosses paths with unsavoury Soviet deputies exploiting their new freedoms, and a criminal underworld invigorated by endemic corruption and dramatic social change following the official denouncements of Stalinism.

immortalforever_promo_colorSvetlana battles to hold true to her ideals as those around her fall prey to the gangs and social liberalisation. She seeks solace in new love, whilst pressing for greater investigation of the crimes that rock the city.

A deathly darkness is approaching that she is unable to stop, without betraying the very people, and the very system she has sworn to protect.

A startling literary fiction that commentates on the defence of Stalinism in the face of an onslaught of freedom for which even the most devoted will give their soul for just one taste.

Counter poses the viciousness and attractiveness of liberalism with the order and discipline of a dour socialist society struggling to maintain itself in the face of external forces.

A subtle expose of Soviet life and the struggle of one woman to keep mind and soul together.

A critique of the competition between socialism and liberalism by way of a vicious and blood-soaked vampire novel in which  one woman’s life and family are destroyed, at the same time giving her hope, before crushing all her dreams and her soul in a nightmare of violence and gore.


Immortal Forever will be available in a couple of years time – so don’t get too excited just yet. At roughly 500 pages the novel will also have its own twitter page @immortal4eva (https://twitter.com/immortal4eva). The picture above, will probably be the cover, or I may use an original picture based on an idea represented in a previous image (you may find it in a previous posting, or somewhere in the right-hand menu column).

Poetry From “Immortal Forever”

Posted in Immortal Forever with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2015 by Kaden Brown
Demo cover only

Demo cover only

The future dark paranormal (Russian vampire fiction) “Immortal Forever”, which will probably be completed in about five years, will contain quite a bit of self-penned prose as well as some by other authors. The following is a brief poem from the draft manuscript.
 
FYI, I hope to be performing this poem in person at an upcoming poetry meet of The Dead Good Poets Society in Liverpool. There is a teeny bit I am not happy with, to do with how one line reads related to another, but I’ll dwell upon that and maybe change it. It is all in how the poem is spoken. The poem title is a working title only. Don’t forget, the book has a very morbid and dark theme…

“Regret and Anger of Being Immortal Forever”

 

Places to be yet never seen,

Amid the blue skies a bleeding red stream

Towers of life with a tower of death,

No mortal can recall when my heart has been.

 

Let me sleep for a thousand years.

So tired, to run from the burning sun,

and a long ceased breath.

With blood red tears, into the day we have never seen.

 

Of places we imagine, yet only unseen,

A torture unlike the deep night we’ve carefully done

Still waters of blood and the stench of death,

Where you once smiled – this never-ending dream.

 

No friend nor kin we have ever been,

As moths to the light, the dead come to that bleeding red stream.

Those hills and those mounds, we have our death,

Revenge shall be ours, a heart no longer beating.

 
© Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2015

Buy “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A dialogue with Sadie Mae Glutz” paperback edition

Posted in Sadie Mae Glutz, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2015 by Kaden Brown

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The sometimes shocking and harrowing interview with Susan Atkins (Manson Family cult member) who passed away in September 2009, is now available in paperback format for USD$7.99.

Note: this title is available to purchase for those 18 years and over.

The book can be purchased here.

Amazon comments:

“A master stroke of creative writing”

“It’s visceral. It’s gripping. It’s soul-stirring.”

I always encourage readers to visit the book review website, Goodreads. There you can find out what’s hot, gossip about your fave authors, and leave comments and reviews. “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A dialogue with Sadie Mae Glutz” can be found at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24652445-wear-a-flower-in-your-hair—a-dialogue-with-sadie-mae-glutz

Paperback Edition of “Wear A Flower In Your Hair…”

Posted in Sadie Mae Glutz, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2015 by Kaden Brown

The paperback edition of “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A dialogue with Sadie Mae Glutz” is almost ready to be published, in the next day or so. Note that the cover and book length vary from the Kindle edition, despite there being no differences in the story.

Wear A Flower In Your Hair: A dialogue with Sadie Mae Glutz

Authored by Kaden Brown
List Price: USD$7.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
102 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1507811269
ISBN-10: 1507811268
BISAC: Philosophy / Good & Evil
The story of Sexy Sadie as told by herself from prison. A shocking and horrific account as to what happened and why, explaining the real philosophy behind her mass murdering – a powerful belief system that shakes one’s own sense of stability and understanding about the world and people around us. Are you ready to open your mind?

This book is for adults. Contains graphic descriptions of family dysfunction, swearing, sex, drug use, murder, and justification for murder.

“Immortal Forever” With Svetlana Vladimirovna Kollontai

Posted in Immortal Forever, Update with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Kaden Brown

Places to be yet never seen,
Amid the blue skies a bleeding red stream.
Towers of life with a tower of death,
No mortal can recall where my heart has been.

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Thirty seven kilometres north west of the Kremlin lies the city of Zelenograd, established after the Great Patriotic War, a formerly closed Soviet city and now home to modern Russia’s high technology and research industries. It is also the home of Lana (Svetlana) Vladimirovna Kollontai wife of Mikhail and mother of Valentina, who died in the mid-1950’s in mysterious and bloody circumstances.

Somewhere the truth about what happened to Lana’s family is waiting to be told.

Somewhere, maybe even here amidst the ruins and memorials to Soviet dead, or maybe in the bars and cafes of Moscow the truth is waiting to be told.

Or maybe, in some other distant locale, maybe across the mountains and the wild seas, someone knows the secret that can resolve her horror, her calamity, the truth is waiting to be told.

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The base of the Shtyki Memorial includes the inscription: “Here the defenders of Moscow, fallen in battle for the Motherland, remain forever immortal.”

Only a strong heart and determined mind can uncover a truth that none will surrender, for the price of knowledge is immortal forever.

Lana knows that the truth is waiting to be told, or so she thinks.


Music to go with “Immortal Forever”:

Immortal Forever is a project of Kaden Brown. There is no publication date as yet, as Kaden is continuing to work on the book. The following is a demo cover, however, this version cannot be used due to copyright issues.

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Acknowledgements for “Wear A Flower In Your Hair…”

Posted in Sadie Mae Glutz, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2014 by Kaden Brown

Acknowledgements

For so long I thought this “interview” would never be published, as the subject matter is too serious and effects too many interested parties. But as I promised, it has been written-up and published. I will be damned, I am sure.

In getting this far heaps of people have assisted, mostly without even knowing it. First off, Heather for reminding me of all the duplicitous people I left behind. Thanks for pushing me.

All the staff at Gloria Jean’s Riccarton Mall (Westfield), for their happiness to serve me and put up with me writing in their café for hours and hours, days and days.

I have to thank Abbie for being there in the dark days when I needed a rant and support. You are a goddess amongst mortals and inspiration for a character.

Way, way before I ever thought about writing, a little baby showed me that yes I could still invent stories – so this is what I do because you made me do it.

Thanks to Roland. Man, just thinking about you gives me a guilt trip. Best wishes.

I have to thank all those people friends and strangers who said nice things and did nice things just because they are nice. And to those who praised me in the face of drivel, I thank you even more for not breaking my confidence. Here’s some more.


Don’t forget “Wear A Flower In Your Hair – A dialogue with Sadie Mae Glutz” is now available for pre-order from Amazon Kindle (USD$0.81, AUD$0.99, GBP£1.02). Note that these prices can change without notice. The book is released on January 17, 2015, so there is just under three weeks to wait.

Sneak Preview: “Wear A Flower In Your Hair: A Dialogue With Sadie Mae Glutz”

Posted in Sadie Mae Glutz, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Kaden Brown

In anticipation, here is a treat for devoted watchers of my blog.

On January 17, 2015 “Wear A Flower In Your Hair: A Dialogue With Sadie Mae Glutz” is released at Amazon Kindle.

THIS TEXT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANY PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
This book is for adults. Contains graphic descriptions of family dysfunction, swearing, sex, drug use, murder, and justification for murder.

READ THE BEGINNING HERE [*.pdf]

Cover and description:

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The story of Sexy Sadie as told by herself from prison. A shocking and horrific account as to what happened and why, explaining the real philosophy behind her mass murdering – a powerful belief system that shakes one’s own sense of stability and understanding about the world and people around us. Are you ready to open your mind?

This book is for adults. Contains graphic descriptions of family dysfunction, swearing, sex, drug use, murder, and justification for murder.

‘Me, well I wanted to explore the spiritual boundaries of the human being. You know, how people feel and react to evil. You know about karma – what goes around comes around don’t you?’
‘Hmm, yeah…’
‘Huh, that’s just part of it though. You know that every early death, every evil committed against a person results in equal goodness elsewhere?’
‘What? What?’
‘Yeah. Pain is goodness. It is natural then that pleasure is badness, evil. So there is a circle: the more pain the more pleasure, the more pleasure, the more pain.’
‘Yeah, but you guys, you lived a life of pleasure, drugs and sex.’
‘Yeah.’
‘So, what pain was there in doing that? You were hardly balancing out the karma were you?’
‘The pleasure we got from life, of living by our own rules – we had none – meant we had the power, inside each one of us, to continue the cycle of pain, spread it into society and help charge-up the karma cycle. The pain we caused meant more happiness.’
‘Happiness is a warm gun?’
‘Ha-ha, you have it!’
‘It is utterly mad.’
‘You see the power of what I’m saying. It scares you.’
‘Of course it does. How can you warp logic so much that innocent people die? For such a dire and terrifying possibility, that death, that pain, are good things. That they cause happiness.’
‘Yet you instinctively knew that a warm gun equals happiness?’
‘It’s the name of a fucking song, not some metaphysical empiricism!’
‘Yet you connected the idea and the song instantly.’
‘It is not that difficult. You know, to make “happiness” you cause pain.’
‘Right…”

Here is a sneak preview of the beginning of the book:
https://kadenbrown.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/wear-a-flower-in-your-hair2.pdf

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