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Random Book Reviews

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From Lionel, January 2013: I just finished reading The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour, a historical novel. Best book I've ever read. From Doug: Dad, I'm still finishing the David Baldacci book, First Family, and then have his Hour Game to read, but with that recommendation, I'd like you to save ... read more

Alex Pannas Quotes

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"If I seem flippant, that's just how I cope. You either laugh or you cry. You apparently start referring to yourself in the second person, too." "I'm a trusting person. I just took my doctor's word for it." "I try to be cool. I now know something about being an outsider. N... read more

Benny Reed Quotes

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"You really think the President is in charge of anything? He's a figurehead, a spokesman... he's the country's Vanna White." "Instead of voting for the person they like best, they vote for the one they think they have to vote for so the other one doesn't win. The reason an otherwis... read more

Colonel Charonne Quotes

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" "You're that Commie, Pokorny! I should shoot you where you stand!" "Pokorny's still out there selling that tripe and it needs to stop. Now! I want him gone! No more messing around. You know what I'm saying?" -- Colonel Charonne from Another Way: Beyond the Status Qu... read more

Dmitry Shepkin Quotes

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"Violence, when done properly, is a work of art" -- Dmitry Shepkin, from Last Train Out... read more

Dobie Pokorny Quotes

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""If you're not at least a little bit of a conspiracy theorist these days, you're just not paying attention. Sure, some scoff at the mere thought of conspiracy, but ask any detective, lawyer or judge — if you can find an honest one — and they'll tell you conspiracies happen al... read more

Riva Petkovic Quotes

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"You might be smart with computers, but in real life you are a complete idiot." "Programmer, data entry clerk, whatever. How have you not gone insane already!?" "Put some clothes on! Nobody wants to see that." "All the great military operations had memorable na... read more

Semmy Quotes

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"Don't be scared when you feel you are about to die. You're not frightened when you wake up in the morning, are you? Pretty much the same thing. 'Life is but a dream!'" "We are from beyond the Pleiades, in the eighth dimension...when we're not slumming it down here in the third an... read more

Ol' Lightnin' Quotes

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"It's not a tree's purpose in life to stand around being picturesque. Not this tree, at least. Maybe that weeping willow up front, or my old friends ruthlessly cut down in their prime when this place was built, but a mighty oak like me, a real tree's purpose is to... uh... is to... um... what... read more

My Most Recent Ebooks

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Two of my ebooks are available free of charge all month (July) at Smashwords. The links are at the bottom of that page. I've already sold five copies since yesterday as opposed to five copies over the past year. I guess the price is finally right. :) Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo blu... read more

The Lazy Pug Cafe

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My latest short story, based on our real life pugs Daisy, Chandler and Joey, the latter of whom is the only one still alive and barking. See smile.amazon.com/dp/B085XM6QW8The Lazy Pug Cafe was a dilapidated old two-story farmhouse abandoned years ago, lately serving as a sad but charming reminder o... read more

Review My Books

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If you've read any of my novels, please give them a review on Amazon (click the book's image, below or on the right, then click the Write a Customer Review button on its Amazon page, to the left), on Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, or wherever you bought it. Thanks! Leaving a review on iBooks... read more

Best Fiction Of 2019

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Read the rest of the article at Best Fiction Books 2019 "The Testaments by Margaret Atwood... wins this year's Best Fiction award for her long-anticipated sequel to the dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale. The book picks up the story 15 years after handmaid Offred's ambiguous fate in the... read more

All Of My Books

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See Novels/Novellas Featured book deals on Smashwords Over the past year, I've made updates and/or corrections to most if not all of my novels (listed below). According to Amazon, You should get automatic updates if 1) your device is connected to wireless internet (Wi-Fi), and 2) you turn on a... read more

Operation Detour

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Riva, a beautiful young black ops agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own asset just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and his girlfriend, she thinks he's putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, she's afraid she's overplayed her hand. Here's ... read more

Temporary Insanity

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Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (typist). For his latest assignment, he thought he was taking just another temp job. He didn't anticipate Venelia and the Dynamos. The what? Click here for more. Or, in this ca... read more

Last Train Out

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Last Train Out. hrefhttps://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01GNA3LI8 Also available on iBooks, ... read more

Recently-Discovered Book Repository

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Hathi Trust Digital Library: hathitrust.org... read more

How To Move A Book Store

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Cool! Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street ... read more

Best Thrillers Of All-Time

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According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that author's first published novel. I've actually read half of these, though it's been years. I should read them again. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon (1959) The Hunt for Red October ... read more

Novels/novellas

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Did I mention I've written a few novels/novellas? Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo "A politically-incorrect manifesto. Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. On his truth tour, Dobie meets and falls in love with Ka ... read more

Novellas And Novels

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Free novella Temporary Insanity "Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (glorified typist). For his latest assignment, he thought he was taking just another temp job. He didn't anticipate Venelia and the Dynamo... read more

Last Train Out (Again)

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Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming homeland tour to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not the innocent little girl he thought she was. Not even close. Their only hope now is to catch ... read more

My Novels

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See Novels/NovellasFeatured book deals on Smashwords or go to Another peak at my books Over the past year, I've made updates and/or corrections to most if not all of my novels (listed below). According to Amazon, You should get automatic updates if 1) your device is connected to wireless internet... read more

About My Books

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Read the rest of the article at williamarthurholmes.com Another Way -- Last Train Out -- Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming homeland tour to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not ... read more

Cracking Up Over Lottery President

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Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. New book out!Here's my Amazon Author's Page, where you can find both the paperback and Kindle versions of Lottery President and Operation Detour of your own. :)The Kindle b... read more

Lottery President

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For most people, winning $300 million in the lottery would be enough. They would buy a big house, travel the world and retire. Not Benny. He decided to take the money and run ... for President. The house he had in mind was the White House. He didn't want to travel the world so much as save it ... f ... read more

I Am Now A Published Author

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OK, so it's SELF-published, but still ... :) It's called Lottery President. Hopefully, it's at least slightly entertaining. Tell a friend! Here's one of my brothers reading it. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. Here's a link to all of my books Ask me a questi... read more

My Writer's Platform

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WilliamArthurHolmes.com is my writer's platform, with a page showing where you can buy, preview and/or review all of my books. Or, just look below... Where to buy, preview or review my books ANOTHER WAY: Beyond the Status Quo Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Good Reads, ... read more

A Couple Of Books Novellas On Kindle

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I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle recently: Lottery President is a political thriller; and Operation Detour is a darkly comedic adventure (or, the first half of it here, free). Please tell a friend, so maybe I can do this for a living instead of working for one soul-sucking co... read more

My Cousin Kenny's Book

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Scared to Life ... and Loving It!: One Man's Journey With Prostate Cancer (Paperback) Books/publications by other family members My Life - Lionel Joseph Holmes by Lionel Holmes "This is Lionel Joseph Holmes's autobiography, illustrated with pictures taken over his life." Portu... read more

Books

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Vernon Coleman books Last Train Out. hrefhttps://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01GNA3LI8 ... read more


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The Lazy Pug Cafe -- The Lazy Pug Cafe was a dilapidated old two-story farmhouse abandoned years ago, lately serving as a sad but charming reminder of days gone by. With its beautiful old weeping willow in front and a massive ancient oak tree, Ol' Lightnin', out back, locals were grateful someone was finally bringing the