Peace and Disquiet

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FREE short story collection – Peace and Disquiet

Published March 23, 2016 by helenlaycock

From 23rd – 27th March

 

FREE collection of short stories for adult readers –

Peace and Disquiet

 

A collection of twelve slightly disturbing tales which encompass mortality, mentality, brutality… and reality.

UK link: http://tinyurl.com/kq7bsyh

US link: http://tinyurl.com/jlder3c

 

‘the work of an accomplished writer, one with true knowledge of the craft’

‘an outstanding collection of short stories’

‘I was left open mouthed at the sinister realism and very brave and powerful writing’

‘two of the very best stories of this kind I have ever read’

‘I almost felt as if the words themselves were drawing me in and binding me to each and every syllable’

‘Helen Laycock writes with a deep understanding of her characters’

‘intriguing and is crafted with figurative, poetic language which flows beautifully’

‘each one is a masterpiece that could only have been created by the master story teller that she undoubtedly is’

‘Great short stories that send you through a host of emotions’

‘…brought tears to my eyes’

‘Each story is unique and well crafted’

‘compelling reading’

‘a great collection of short stories that are well written and enjoyable’

‘shades of Roald Dahl’

‘The author has a wonderful clear-as-a-bell, way of writing with good finality to each story.’

‘Well worth the price’

‘I found it very difficult to choose a favourite story amongst this collection.’

‘I was held captive until the end’

‘…stick in my mind long after reading them’

‘she can certainly send shivers up the spine!’

‘this author writes in such a way that you can’t help but turn the page’

 

This book is also available as a paperback edition £4.50 / $7.00

More about the book: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150868.25.html

If you enjoy the collection, please would you consider leaving a review on Amazon, or any other reading site. It would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

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Picking scabs

Published May 13, 2014 by helenlaycock

You know those people who just can’t leave things alone—constantly straightening the curtain, arranging the crudités with as much symmetry as four different vegetables will allow and repeatedly re-positioning the set of three china balls so that not only are they equidistant, but also in a line that points due south-east…

You don’t? Oh. It’s just me then.

Well, I do strive for perfection in the hope that one day I will be able to boot the Angel Gabriel out of his golden chair and wear his robes and wings with more panache than he ever dreamed possible. Maybe it’s a little on the OCD scale, but I like it that way.

Yes, I am getting to the point.

So, my point is… having written all my books and seeing them in all their glory on Amazon, you would think—would you not—that I could safely say Job Done. Oh no, not I (as Gloria Gaynor once sang).  Bit by bit, I am tearing them apart and re-publishing them.

A new line would be better there, I think.

I’ve found a better font!

I’ve got a better cover idea!

So, up to now, I have four books which are as perfect as I can achieve. It has not been without a struggle as I have previously mentioned. Having had an article published in the local press about my short stories collection, Peace and Disquiet,

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I promptly poked my big nose into the publishing process for tweaking and new-cover-idea purposes, only to find the whole production system disrupted and my book no longer available. I’ve managed to put it right and here is the final…FINAL book, never to be fiddled with again:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Peace-Disquiet-Helen-Laycock/dp/1495917290/ref=la_B006PGFVL6_1_1_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399998710&sr=1-1

And here are the finished books of Salt and The Secret of Pooks Wood (whose old cover wasn’t exciting enough) for children… uh, never to be fiddled with again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Helen-Laycock/dp/1499276257/ref=la_B006PGFVL6_1_9_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399998854&sr=1-9   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Pooks-Wood-Helen-Laycock/dp/1499525591/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399998892&sr=1-1&keywords=the+secret+of+pooks+wood

*spits on hand, twirls three times and sings the rest of I Will Survive*

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