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Stuart Aken

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Writing since I could hold a pencil, I've always been fascinated by words and their power to transform, educate, illuminate, entertain and influence. Stories are so fundamental to human beings that they form an essential part of our psyche, and to be privileged to tell my own versions of tales that have abounded for millennia is an honour.
I have a policy regarding voting on lists and the like: if I haven't read it, I won't vote. Please don't ask me.


Today, my new book is featured on the famous website, Best Seller Bound Recommends.
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Why not take a look? There's an excerpt, too, for you to sample, if you haven't already tried it. Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.53 · 91 ratings · 35 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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Breaking Faith
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Ten Love tales
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The Methuselah Strain
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But, Baby, It's Cold Outside
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Ten Tales for Tomorrow
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Sensuous Touches
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Joinings: A Seared Sky
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heir to death's folly
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message 34: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

I am glad to meet you. How are you doing as of lately?
I have been writing on my third dark fantasy book, Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. You should check out my new website, then leave your thoughts and ideas on it.

Keep On Reading . . .


http://authorrustynugent.wix.com/moon...


message 33: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Saul wrote: "Hey Stuart. Thanks for connecting!
Saul"


Always good to connect with another fantasy writer, Saul.


message 32: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Hey Stuart. Thanks for connecting!
Saul


message 31: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Zoë wrote: "Hi Stuart. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?

Bests, Zoë"


Just finished the final re-reading of book one of my fantasy trilogy. Book two is edited and ready for a re-read before I start to write book 3, hopefully next week. Now all I have to do is either find a publisher or consider self-publishing. How goes it with you, Zoe?


message 30: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Stuart. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?

Bests, Zoë


message 29: by Stuart

Stuart Aken C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Stuart,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ"


Always good to connect with another author, poet and reader, CJ. I've sent you a friend request on FB and added you to my circles at G+. Nice website, btw.
Cheers,
Stuart.


message 28: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Stuart,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 27: by Carole

Carole Gill Hello, Stuart!
Thanks for befriending me!


message 26: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Stuart."

Always good to connect with successful writers, Simon. BTW, I like the idea of your extra 'shelves', so I might steal that idea from you and make my selection of reading more meaningful for other readers. Cheers,
Stuart.


message 25: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Stuart.


message 24: by Andrew

Andrew Weaver Hi Stuart - thanks for accepting my friend request


Katherine L. Glad to see you and your books here, Stuart :)


message 22: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Savannah wrote: "Stuart, thank you for the friendship."

And thank you for yours, Savannah. Nice website.


Savannah Stuart, thank you for the friendship.


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Stuart Aken Penelope wrote: "Thanks for your friendship!"

And for yours, Penelope.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 18: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Ivan wrote: "HI, my new friend! Thank you for invitation! Nice site, shelf! it seems we could share a lot of opinions, tips, recommendations, etc, I could learn a lot from you! Keep the good work going! LET THE..."
Replied to this on the blog. Thanks for the comment. Keep up the good work.


message 17: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard HI, my new friend! Thank you for invitation! Nice site, shelf! it seems we could share a lot of opinions, tips, recommendations, etc, I could learn a lot from you! Keep the good work going! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).
BTW, you should never shave your beard and moustache ;)! You must be very proud wearing them, that's the appearance of the Mountaineers, the only people who could become and train wizards in antiquity...


message 16: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Bonnie wrote: "Stuart, I read your review of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I just saw the Swedish movie adaptation with sub-titles and loved it. I have the books at home but will probably not bother to read them b..."

Thanks, Bonnie, I haven't seen the movie, but after your comment and the one from Deborah, I shall have to make the effort.


message 15: by Bonnie

Bonnie Stuart, I read your review of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I just saw the Swedish movie adaptation with sub-titles and loved it. I have the books at home but will probably not bother to read them because the story was well done and I don't want that image spoiled.


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Stuart Aken Jill wrote: "Hi Stuart, Thanks very much for the friend request. I like the Word Spot on your blog. I'm always wondering what to blog about."

A Yorkshire Ausie, eh? I'm also Yorkshire (East) and have relatives in Ausie; Sydney and Woodridge & Redcliffe, Queensland. I see you're published, Jill. If you'd like to do a Q & A type interview on my blog, let me know (use the 'Contact me here' link under the welcome on the blog, and I'll send you the material.


message 13: by Jill

Jill Hi Stuart, Thanks very much for the friend request. I like the Word Spot on your blog. I'm always wondering what to blog about.


message 12: by Pete

Pete Kelly hey stuart thanks for friend add means alot


message 11: by Rogier

Rogier tnx 4 the add


message 10: by Stuart

Stuart Aken Thanks, Ellen. I've had a look at your blog, followed and commented on your post about give-aways. Very useful and informative stuff.
For the sake of honesty,I should declare myself an agnostic - but I'm not a bad person, really!


message 9: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hi Stuart, thank you for the friend-vite. :-)
I read your blog--I, too, can't get enough of writing, always working on 2 or 3 novels at the same time. I love, love, love storytelling.
God bless,
Ellen C Maze
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Stuart Aken Thanks, Aloha. I've just finished editing the first volume of what will probably be a quartet, and started the second volume. Enjoying the work.


message 7: by Aloha

Aloha Hi Stuart, thanking for the friending. I like what you had to say about the power of words. Good luck with your book!


Stuart Aken Looking forward to reading the new stuff - will I find the time? I'll have to make it!


Cheryl Landmark Hey, Stuart:

Thanks for the friend request and for marking my book to read. I hope you enjoy it. I see you've also added "The Castings Trilogy" to your TBR list. I thought it was a great series.


Stuart Aken Sarah wrote: "Thanks for the add! Happy Holidays!"

Hi Sarah, had a look at your blog and was surprised you have no followers, as it looks pretty cool to me. I've followed, btw. You might find something of interest on my blog, as a reader, since I cater for readers as well as writers. Have a look when you have a spare moment. http://stuartaken.blogspot.com/


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for the add! Happy Holidays!


Stuart Aken Jen wrote: "good to meet you, Stuart."

And you, Jen. You've had some good publications, I notice.
Still working my way around this site and still adding books, in between writing and all the other things I am involved in.


message 1: by Jen

Jen Knox good to meet you, Stuart.


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