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My debut novel is available on Amazon and is enrolled in KP Select. From September to early November the ebook was available for free to members subscribing to Kindle Unlimited. FREE BOOK PROMOTIONS were run in October and November which proved very popular with orders placed from the U.S.A, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia,and Brazil. On 20 October ‘Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren‘ reached No. 2 spot in the Amazon Top Free Listing mainly thanks to big demand from the U.S. A. However, I have decided not to run any more free promotions preferring slow organic growth and generating good reviews and feedback for the future.


The book is enrolled with KDP with extended distribution so it is possible for bookshops in the U.K and U.S.A to order you the paperback. Just ask and they will request it from their wholesaler. Sorry, I don’t believe this is achievable in Europe but let me know if you manage it! For my local area in SW England, I can personally deliver copies to independent bookshops in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. There is no minimum order and for now I can offer an attractive price of 55% off the recommended retail price. If you order via the contact page email I can also deliver you signed copies. I am taking orders now for delivery in early December in time for Christmas.

It has taken over 10 years to complete as I have been busy working and unable to devote full time to it until the recent lockdown. ‘Hostage to Freedom: The Search for the Siren‘ was published on Amazon in June 2021. It has attracted a few 5 star Amazon reviews to date. If you are reviewer and would like a free MOBI or PDF copy to review please fill in your contact details on this site and I will be happy to send it to you for an honest review. I am also happy to review books from other authors and will post my reviews on this website and to Amazon and Goodreads should you wish.

Top reviews from United Kingdom


5.0 out of 5 stars  Beautifully researched and written with authority

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2021

Having lived in Southeast Asia for many years, I was intrigued to see how the author would handle such complex and differing backgrounds in terms of culture and religion. The physical environments of land and sea are brought together sympathetically, and I felt a strong connection and sense of nostalgia for his descriptions of both Singapore and the Philippines.

The dangers of travelling to the remote corners of the Philippines are in marked contrast to the safety and luxury of Singapore, meticulously described so as to make both regions come alive. This author really knows his stuff and has doubtless lived the life as well as done his amazing research – a good read!


5.0 out of 5 stars  Gripping Novel based on Historical Facts.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2021

This is a beautifully written novel about a fairly recent survey in Singapore, of a sunken ship lost in 1764. The characters taking part are colourful, interesting and perfectly believable. It portrays a gripping series of events with a satisfactory conclusion. I found it particularly interesting because I don’t know much about this part of the world, but now I have a much clearer image. Very well worth a read !

martin buckley 5.0 out of 5 stars 

A good read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2021

75% of the way through but enjoying getting back to it every evening

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