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Tom Barry

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About Tom Barry
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Five things about me…

- one of eight kids, lifestory is the classic immigrant tale of seeking to live up to parental expectations, while working to mark out your own trail.
- I have aspects of an obsessive personality, establishing a work-life balance was a major challenge.
- I gave up on my business career in my mid-forties, I just didn’t tell my boss! Find something you enjoy doing, and you’ll never work another day.
- I tell my kids education is the best gift I can give them, it’s no weight to carry and no-one can take it off you.
- I believe almost everyone has an agenda; explore perspectives outside the mainstream, and beware suppliers bearing gifts.


When the Siren Calls

Tom’s first novel, “When the S...more


For everyone who enjoyed the hugely successful rom-com Pretty Woman, with the unlikely couple of hooker Vivian (Julia Roberts) and business big-shot Edward (Richard Gere), there’s one scene above all we seem to remember. It’s when dolled up Vivian goes on a shopping spree along glitzy Rodeo drive and returns, carrying all her designer bags, to the shop that had snubbed her the day before. (The... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.39 · 366 ratings · 189 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
When the Siren Calls
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 350 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Saving Jay
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012
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When the Siren Cries
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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When the Siren Calls: Prequel
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When the Siren Cries
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When The Siren Calls is book two in the Siren Series and is available in ebook form and in paperback.
It is a story of sex, secrets and lies on the America-Mexico border

Summary: When a reckless affair destroys her marriage heartbroken Isobel flees to...more
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This was my Book Club's choice, and the consensus was that it was an intriguing, disturbing read. An autobiographical memoir of an abused childhood in a highly dysfunctional family. They say that a good novel needs likeable characters we care about a...more
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I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and I must say I found it fascinating. In any walk of life it seems that there are successful people who have their sure fire tip for being successful, such as the actor who says...more
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Blood and Oil by Michael T. Klare
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
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recommended for: Those with an interest in US foreign policy
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If you've sometimes wondered how Governments in the west can demonise some corrupt dictators while at the same time backing other corrupt despots to the hilt, this well written little book may have some answers. In fact anyone wanting to understand w...more
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“Better to lose your husband than waste your life”
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“Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.

The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.

Rabindranath Tagore

“A hard man is nice to find”
Tom Barry, When the Siren Calls

“When you write, you believe in something no one else can see. You spend lots of time committed to a project for which there are no assurances, no guarantees. Being a writer subjects you to the same doubts, the same unpopularity, the same nagging questions that believers struggle with. Writing is communing with the unseen…”
Heather Sellers, Chapter After Chapter: Discover the Dedication & Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams

“War has been glorified by men who have never been shot at.”
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Telia Hello there Tom & thanks for the friendship request!


message 27: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Hi Tom - thanks so much for adding me!


message 26: by Tom

Tom Barry Sadie wrote: "Hey Tom, Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your book. It looks interesting. I think I saw it on KDP at some point. yes? So question, are When the Siren Calls and When the Siren Calls Preq..."
HI sadie,
the prequel is effectively the 1st 3 chapters, which were released in feb 2012 as a stand alone short story, but to also act as a taster.
best wishes
tom


message 25: by Billy

Billy Masters Thx for the invite. Cheers!


message 24: by Sadie

Sadie Forsythe Hey Tom, Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your book. It looks interesting. I think I saw it on KDP at some point. yes? So question, are When the Siren Calls and When the Siren Calls Prequel separate books? I notice they are are Amazon.


message 23: by Cecilia

Cecilia Robert Hi Tom, thank you for the friend add. :)


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you so much for following me hon. I just downloaded your book from Netgalley. I can't wait to check it out. Hope all is well hon. Talk later :)


Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog Hi Tom! Thank you so much for the friend add :) I look forward to chatting books with you!


Charlotte M. Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Tom. Wishing you much success in 2013.

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message 19: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Tom! All the best. :D


Fallen for books thanks for the invite :)


Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews Thanks for the Invite Tom:)


message 16: by Liz

Liz DeJesus Hi Tom! Thanks for adding me to your friends list. :D Have a great week. :)


message 15: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Tom,
Thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I concider myself to have been extremely fortunate to have had the oportunity to read your debut novel "When the siren calls", and so i would like to thank you for having it is a giveaway on GoodReads. I also hope that my review may help in promoting your work, by spreading the word!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Basia Rose Thanks for the friendvite!


Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks so much for friending me.


message 12: by Judith

Judith Leger Nice to meet you, Tom!


message 11: by Tom

Tom Barry Hi Dina,
I just tweeted your home page.
tom


message 10: by Dina

Dina Rae Hi Tom-Thanks for the note from GR. Love to tweet about your book as well-@haloofthedamned
Sounds great-have quite a few to read, might look into it in January. Good luck!


Mandie *Foxylutely Book Reviews* Thank you for the request Tom :)


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


Barbara Barth Hi Tom - would love to have you promote your book on my new blog. It's free and easy to do. Check it out:http://barbarabarthbookblog.blogspot.... Thanks for friend request. Barbara


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Lily Hi Tom,

Thank you for the friend request!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


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Tom Barry Hi Carole,
If you’d like a peek at my free ebook, an upmarket emotional drama with business intrigue, and perhaps enjoy a rare Sir Michael Parkinson interview as he probes what it is consultants actually do, please go to www.tombarrywrites.com.


message 3: by Karen

Karen Thanks for the friend request. Cheers!


message 2: by Tom

Tom Barry Carole wrote: "Hi Tom! thanks for the add!"

My pleasure.


Carole Gill Hi Tom! thanks for the add!


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