Today I want to focus on another one of my superb author colleagues in the ALLIANCE OF SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS (ASPA). His name is Stuart Kenyon and he writes gritty, hard, almost dystopian stories set in the vicious and unforgiving streets of English cities.
I have read one of his books (Swiftly Sharpens the Fang) and am halfway through my second (Subnormal).
Stuart is an incredibly gifted author and the tales he tells not only pull no punches, they are eerily predictive as we look around at current events. I know you'll love his work as much as I do.
Stuart prefers to write in public places, tapping away as the world passes by, and he plots his stories whilst out walking the dog. He has always enjoyed reading disturbing tales which explore the darkness at the heart of the human condition, and his characters are devised with this in mind.
Imagine a utopia where every person has a purpose and not a single life is wasted.
Britain has become a hive-like world, with even the weakest and most vulnerable playing their part in the nation's transformation. Crime is low, employment high.
But all is not quite as it seems. Though the revolution was quiet and bloodless, countless lives have been torn apart before our very eyes. Whilst the silent majority are mysteriously duped into collaboration, dissenters are ignored or punished. Democracy, civil liberties and equality are replaced by corruption, discrimination and segregation.
Paul, who has Asperger's Syndrome, knows slavery in the Zone is intrinsically unnatural. His first personal rebellion at Industrial Zone Four is crushed and he is forced to suffer alone for years in silence. Until his younger brother, Tommy, is also declared "subnormal" and sent to the Zone following an accident.
Allied with a handful of fellow Zoners and free-thinkers from the outside world, the brothers defy the powers-that-be. Can they beat the odds and restore to the British people a freedom few can remember?
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NOW INCLUDES PROLOGUE OF SEQUEL SUPERNORMAL!
Nearly half a decade has passed since Paul Kelly and his friends ousted dictator Alison Latham. The deposed Prime Minister and her Unity lackeys are in prison, and after years of war, the people of Great Britain are finally starting to recover.
Former Zoner Paul and his surviving Rebel allies crave a normal life, free from the persecution and oppression they suffered before their emancipation.
But a new threat is emerging, in the shape of radical faction Revelation. Led by charismatic zealot William Cayde, the army of fanatics aim to restore their idol Latham's version of utopia by sending "subnormals" like Paul back to industrial zones. They are willing to commit unspeakable acts of terror to achieve their goal, attacking the nation's weakest without mercy.
Paul's Asperger's Syndrome means that Revelation class him as a "subnormal." Back in 2015, he used his condition to his advantage. And he must do so again if he is to protect his adopted family and expose the unholy alliance which threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.
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NOW INCLUDES PROLOGUE OF SEQUEL POSTNORMAL!
POSTNORMAL is the final chapter of the dystopian SUBNORMAL series, the first two books of which have been rated 5* by respected critic Readers' Favorite.
The year is 2024, and life for the Industrial Zone Rebels is more hellish than ever before. Despite their best efforts, tyranny and evil hold sway in Great Britain thanks to the return of their nemesis. Though some still resist, the forecast is gloomy, with power-mad despots intent on starting World War 3.
New measures threaten to enslave British citizens forever, and a final, deadly assault against the Resistance Army is imminent. The Zoners are divided - some imprisoned, others fighting to survive - and the rebellion necessary to save the UK seems unlikely.
Asperger's hero Paul is powerless to act, and his Supernormal abilities are being exploited by those he once defied. Can he break free and strike one last blow against his enemies, or will he be too late to prevent the nation's doom?
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Some monsters are born... Others are created.
Find out how in this gripping psychological thriller penned by the author of the acclaimed SUBNORMAL trilogy.
Following the death of his father at the hands of terrorists, 22 year-old Joe suffers from depression. Using drink to kill the pain, he abuses himself and alienates his loved ones. His life in post-Brexit Britain is a chaos of binges and fights, while his dreams are haunted by repressed childhood memories.
When the black sheep of the family, Uncle Steve, takes Joe under his wing, the young man enters an ugly world of vice and fascism. Although gang membership means glory, fame and money, it comes at a cost to his soul.
Battling against his own conscience, Joe makes as many foes as friends. And soon, there is no escape from his uncle's organisation and their racist violence.
Unlike Steve, Joe wasn't born a monster. But his fangs are getting sharper every day.
"This story of a dystopian, post-Brexit Great Britain is an eye-opener and one that all right thinking people should read" - Amazon review
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