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“Rhesus A” Now On Kindle

Posted in Dee Dee, Fatima, Immortal Forever, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2016 by Kaden Brown

After a very long wait, the second edition of “Rhesus A” is now available on Kindle.

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Pre-publication poster of the book, now called “Rhesus A”.

 

To purchase visit Amazon Kindle, or simply visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhesus-Kaden-Brown-ebook/dp/B01F9QGYXQ and buy the story of vampire Ashley for just £3.42 (please note, the price can change without notice) in the UK.

Hopefully, this edition has fixed the errors… please let me know if problems still persist.

Tripping back to Ancient Persia

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2014 by Kaden Brown

The part that follows “Lilith” is exciting. This book will be the second of three, to be called either “Aytal” – after the lead male character  or “A-Cee” the new protagonist Si-Kee friend of Lilith. The third and final book of the trilogy has not yet been named. The trilogy will be compiled into one book called “Immortal Forever” (#immortal4eva).

Persian Immortals attack Alexander's army.

Persian Immortals attack Alexander’s army. An intriguing coincidence?

First though, here is Lilith remembering what went down, before her siblings killed her…

Mama seemed worried, as if she was deep in thought, contemplating something bad or faced with a problem she could not find the solution to. Dressed in her russet colored top and brown woolen dress she stood with her back to me, her sad demeanor instantly stopping me in my running excitement of play and imposing on me a sudden anxiety full of dread and fear of the unknown. Whatever had my mama worried could only be bad for me and my siblings.

I wondered where paps was. Looking around the dark house it was clear he was nowhere inside. He had to be out in the heat, probably inspecting the wheat up by the village wall. Tiamat and Petros were playing with boulders, down by the river where I had just left them a few minutes previous. © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14. Kasparek was playing in the reeds upstream a bit. Here was the most important person in my life in obvious distress and worry; I just stood there cradling the bowl made from clay that I’d made with enthusiasm and pride, running back home to show her and paps my new work ready to be fired.

Instead, I stood there a little breathless, trying to still my lungs as my heart beat ever stronger and the echoes of my feet died with my realization.

“Mama? Look at what I made, mama.” I pleaded with her, simply hoping she would acknowledge me and give that big huge smile that she had. If she did that I would be happy. It would mean that mama was fine and there was nothing to be scared of. Instead she remained standing there, hands clasped to the bench, turned away.

Now this had me scared. Mama was rarely angry with me or in such a bad mood I could not get her attention. Putting the unbaked clay bowl down on the floor I nervously played with my dirty fingers, puzzled as to what to do.

“Mama, what is wrong?”

“Lilita, my young nightling, were it but for your papa I would have nee only two children, for we can ill afford to keep twice that number.”

This unkind way of speaking to me was a shock. I froze where I stood, my feet suddenly heavy and my head swimming so fast I could barely move. Surely she was losing her mind, or something terrible had happened.

“Why do you say that? What have I done?” © Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

Seeing mama turn around and look down at me should have been a moment of joy, as it had been hundreds of times previous. The feeling that something had happened, changed, struck me again, like a finality of consequence beyond which I could never forget. I stood there transfixed through fear as the giant looming figure of my mama stepped closer.

“Go outside. You paps will be home soon with the sun setting. Make sure your sisters come and see me. Go now and tell them both to come see me.”

Turning from the cool darkness of my family home I stepped outside into the blazing sun all ready to sprint to Tiamat and Petros to fetch them home. Before I did so, I hesitated, standing in the dusty dirt outside and peered into the house where my mama was standing hands to her face in tears, where she collapsed to the floor with catatonia.

Something very, very bad and awful was happening. I had to go get my sisters home urgently. With a self-reassuring resolve I tore my eyes from that awful sight of my mother, and ran from my home toward the river.

© Kaden Brown. All rights reserved 2011-14.

Major Issues Ashley Must Deal With

Posted in O-Negative with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Over the next little while I will post essential information about Book 2 of the Ashley Zetterburg series, “O-Negative“. There is so much happening that it may seem overload at first. Hence, these little break-downs as to what Zetty is up to, what she thinks and feels about things, and introducing key characters, most of whom survive “O-Negative”, and continue as part of her life throughout the series.

Zetty gets a tattoo in recognition of her services. I haven't decided, but I tyhink she would like this one.... but Popov wants to put her mark on Ashley and claim her as her own. For ever.

Zetty gets a tattoo in recognition of her services. I haven’t decided, but I think she would like this one…. Popov wants to put her mark on Ashley and claim her as her own. For ever.

First up, let’s take a look at Ashley’s problems – the major issues she is trying to deal with, questions she has, and problems she has no god-damn idea how to deal with.

1) Ashley wants desperately to find her brother, Jason. He had been believed dead after going missing on a walk in the mountains of Wales. Then Ashley finds out (in “Rhesus A”) that he is not dead, and is probably in Moscow where he is a Facilitator in the List Society (the List Society Facilitators ensure close adherence to security and legal requirements as directed by the Vampyre Council). Popov says she knows his whereabouts and has used that as a coercement to get Ashley’s cooperation in bringing the perpetrator of the LA Massacre to justice (Elizabeth, her best friend when Ashley was still human, called Dee Dee). Popov suggested that she would put Ashley in contact with Jason after that mission. Will the creepy Overlord Popov keep her word? Or did Ashley assume too much?

2) With her training as Inductee of the Black Society taking almost all her time, Ashley’s relationship with Miguel begins to worsen. Being apart 24/7 sees the two lovers grow apart, just as Ashley discovers new vampire friends her own age. How will Ashley handle seeing her boyfriend less and less? In addition there are Vampyre Council secrets that soon become apparent – Mig’s practice of keeping two drugged-up humans in his apartment block, as readily available food, is not as uncommon as people have suggested. Oh boy, is she in for a shock!

3) Ashley is not permitted to contact her coven back home in England. She understands that they did bad things and protected a crazy and psychopathic Elizabeth, but Ashley literally has no other family she can call her own. Their abandonment of her and the discovery of Elizabeth’s secret, plus her own enraged assault on her best friend, have left emotional marks Ashley thinks she will carry for the rest of her undead existence.

There are heaps and heaps of more interesting issues Ashley must deal with and confront. Then there are all her new friends and acquaintances she meets at the LA base… oh, that is another story: Ashley choose to become a Vanguard (a spy) but what she did not know is that the vanguards are the most highly trained operatives of the Council. They have to be good at everything and that means Ashley has to go through Warrior training with the Blood Red Society. Heck, she is hopping mad about that! We will meet her new friends soon.

Teaser: “O-Negative”, Chapter One (Sequel To “Rhesus A”)

Posted in O-Negative, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Things are beginning to roll here Down Under, where winter is setting-in and work is consuming if not all, then most of my waking hours. Thankfully I do get some time off (for good behavior?) therefore getting time to write is not completely impossible.

Productive I have been, and in the probably rather prolonged build-up to the sequel to my first novel, “Rhesus A”, (which is about newborn vampire Ashley Zetterburg’s attempts to adjust to life as a Ward of the Vampyre Council and new member of the Vanguards, the secretive Black Society which specializes in spying and infiltrating human and vampire groups) maybe excuses for delays have niggled and eaten at me.

“O-Negative” carries-on our heroine’s journey as she returns from overseas and starts her training as a spy. She is in for a mighty shock, not only at what profession she chose to become, but upon discovering secret human farms and a way of life she had never believed true, she realizes her own hypocrisy and tragic ethical choices.

Ashley may not be able to change the Black Society, but her importance gives her something even her new friends can never imagine – influence and the power to lead.

Without any further delay, here is Chapter One of “O-Negative” (Ashley Zetterburg book 2):

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Sixty Errors In A Day Of Reading

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Just finished reading the proof of “Lilith” and I am impressed by the story and how I have told it. Not withstanding that however, is the fact that the book needs to be fixed of 60 teeny-weeny errors, before getting the ‘okay’ from me.

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That process should be done by later tonight, and I can order what I hope are the final proofs for checking. When I receive that batch, and I will be ordering a number of them for certain people who make-up my informal reading group, things will progress very quickly to the point of “Lilith” being available on the shop shelves – at-least via the internet anyways.

Unless the book makes a splash with reviewers, it probably won’t be literally sitting on your local book shop. But who knows? I think it may happen.

Hardcopy of “Lilith” Soon To Be Available

Posted in Lilith, Update with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2013 by Kaden Brown

In the last couple of days I have been reading the proof copy of “Lilith” and it is looking good. Having said that, there are some niggling doubts I have related to the ‘trade paperback’ format of the book, plus the use of over-sized fonts on the back page (for the blurb).WP_20130520_001

Reading the story itself is refreshing and actually surprising, for thus-far – and days are early – no typos or errors have been found, apart from one capitalization (“Brown” spelt as “brown”, see above) error in the pages that precede the actual story. It is no biggie… I will decide if the whole thing gets tossed after fully reading the proof. If that is the only error, then I will probably let the book format slide and give permission to publish. That should  be within a week.

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Book Numbers For Lilith

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Just a quick note, letting people know that Lilith (hardcopy) has the following ISBNs:

ISBN-13: 978-1484873717
ISBN-10: 1484873718
I’m not sure when the hardcopy edition will be available, but hopefully soon.
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