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Darren E. Laws

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in London, The United Kingdom



life and death and everything in-between

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January 2008


Born in East London.
Was a late starter to serious writing (1996)but found a diary in my attic written when aged 14, stating that 'I would love to be a writer but did not think I would have the stamina to finish a novel', three days before my first novel was published in 2003. Guess I was always a cynic.

In 2008/09 I expanded mypublishing company to sign exciting new authors and the first books will be avaialble in 2010 - check out http://www.caffeine-nights.com for more info.

Tripping was published by Caffeine Nights Publishing April 2007 and my new crime thriller 'Turtle Island' was published on 4th February 2008. The sequel to Turtle Island and the second in the Georgina O'Neil series of crime fiction novels was published in 2008. Dark

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Dark Country - Songs of Love & Murder (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Three related famous country and western singers are kidnapped over a period of 50 years. Only one body has ever been found. Battling a debilitating illness, FBI agent Georgina O’Neil joins forces with newly licensed private investigator, Leroy La Portiere to find Susan Dark, the latest in the Dark family to go missing as she is on the verge of national stardom. But Georgina’s search for the truth is hampered by an illness which is affecting her judgement. Is there one perpetrator or is this a series of elaborate copycat crimes? The hunt to find Susan leads them deep into a densely forested area as they follow a bloody trail and a deadly cat and mouse pursuit that will have fatal consequences for all.
Turtle Island (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: When the body of a man is washed up in the river; Turtle Island, Missouri is awoken from being a peaceful haven and thrust into the attention of the national media. The case is solved rather all too conveniently and F.B.I agent Georgina O’Neil is left with severe doubts - have they caught the right man? A feeling that is justified after case Detective Montoya and his family are kidnapped and a web site is set up promising America its first ‘live execution’. Turtle Island is now thrust into global spotlight and the world gets to vote on who the killer will choose next. As O’Neil digs deeper she finds evidence of a paedophile ring that could run into the heart of the police. No longer sure who they she trust, O’Neil and case partner, Detective LaPortiere, have to find the Montoya’s and save them before an 8pm deadline. The clock is ticking…
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Darren The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green by Shelley Weiner
This is a great book for anyone who loves dark comedy with heart. We are currently selling the eBook for only 77p and $0.99 at Amazon and would love to have some feedback. Genuine reviews with proof of purchase will get aa free eBook of their choice from our catalogue at Caffeine Nights Publishing, just email us at info at caffeine nights dot com with proof of purchase to qualify for your free eBook from our catalogue.

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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In KenyaGet also entertained with the African flavour and passion, about the culture, social life and politics

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Ed Rambeau Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, Darren. The best way to introduce myself is through my website:


Also, take a few moment to view my promo for my first novel, Forbidden Steps. And be aware that my business is also to make similar videos for authors who want to promo their work on YouTube.


Thanks again and have a terrific week, Ed

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William O'Brien Hi Darren - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William

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many yearrs ago there w 2 empire in all wrold persian empire(iran) and roman empire(italy)
Rock-face relief at Naqsh-e Rustam of Iranian emperor Shapur I (on horseback) capturing Roman emperor Valerian (kneeling) and Philip the Arab (standing)1800years ago

Christine Hi Darren, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Bill Hello Darren,

Your work sounds interesting. I'm eager to read it. Mine...The Feathery...set in San Diego,London,and cica 1849 & modern Scotland. I like to read & write historical fiction with foreign intrigue. Take a look at The Feathery on Amazon UK and I'll do the same relative to your work.

Thank you,



arem cesar Sir thanks for adding me in your friends list. hope you can share me some books which are really good to read with. you can visit my ym/friendster/facebook/multiply account if you have time, its mycomrade_18@yahoo.com.

and hoping for a good friendship between us.

have a wonderful day always..

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Lara Biyuts Thank you for adding me to your circle of friends.
I was a late starter to serious writing too (2003).

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Selma Hi Dareen, thanks for adding me as a friend. Wish the best for you.

Kim Annabella thank you for the request.

Christine Hi Darren, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Nanny SA Thanks for adding me as a friend

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Meinar Hi Darren, first of all, thanks for adding me. I'm proud to have a friend like you. I've seen your profile above and found that you already have 3 books !!! It was great. I always have a passion to write a story, but - always - I stuck in the middle. Hope you can give me your advise ^-^

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Nana thanks 4 adding n friendship(^_^)

Jessie Terwilliger Hey Darren, just coming by to say hello.

Christine Hi from down under Darren. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.

Blessings CJ

Ramin_lion Hi Darren. Thanks so much for the add

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Alice Hi Darren. Thanks for your friendship. I guess you already know that I wrote "Becoming Alice, A Memoir" but you can get to know me better by checking out my website:http://www.alicerene.com. For now, Happy New Year!

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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

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Rita Thanks for your friendship, Darren!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
All best wishes from Rome,

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Darren Peace and blessings to you too Camille, and a happy Thanksgiving!

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Sanaz hi darren,
Thanks for the request.

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Roger Cottrell Hi Darren,
Good to meet another thriller fan. My crime retrospective (heavily influenced by David Peace and set during the miners strike) is published in April by Picnic. It's called ENEMY WITHIN and the details are up on www.picnic-publishing.co.uk In the meantime, Hollywood Bowl is self published on http://www.lulu.com/content/2557400
Have a good one,

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Ceci Hello Darren and thanks for the friends request! Hope you have a magical day.

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Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!

Marts  (Thinker) Hi Darren
Thanks for the request!!

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hope your week is filled with happiness, positivity and inspiration!

itsumoAoi Hi Darren, thanks for adding me ^_^
Turtle Island sounds interesting...hmmm I wonder how i can get one here around my country.

wish u best..n congratulations 4 ur books,

grey cells

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Tanya Hi Darren, thanks for adding me to your friends! Tripping sounds like a super book. I'm missing London but not for long! Take care!

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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Darren!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

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Barbara Hey!
Hope all is well! Just wanted to say "Thanks for the friend request!":) I hope you have a great day!

Abbeville Press Hi Darren, and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our exciting new online media.

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Andrea Kulman Hi, Darren. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.

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Ryan Thank's for the add Darren. it's a great pleasure to meet you here.


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Michele thanks for the ad Darren. Michele Marchetti
Looking for pt/ft help nationwide by this friday!

FlamingRose Have you ever meet FlamingRose...?
She's a lover of living hell...
Thank you for adding me...

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Gina Thanks for the friendship request. I've added Turtle Island to my books to buy list. Sounds like it's right up my alley!

Brigid ✩ thanx for adding me as a friend :D

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G.p. Thanks for the add Darren :-) Wishing you the best!

Devi R. Ayu Thanx for the add:) It's nice to know you.

Calvin thanks for the add, nice to meet you! :)

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Maya Irena Hello, Daren.. it's a pleasure to be your friend :)
Thanks for inviting me!


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Ade Eva hi,,
thanks for adding me,,

Hertzan Chimera welcome to the PKD discussion group - have fun, be lively.

Rosemary Your books sound terrific. And Caffeine Nights Publishing sounds like a place after my own heart (racing on bold roast). Have you promoted your books to Murder by the Book in Houston? It's a great independent, known for hand-selling.

Graeme S. Houston Hi Darren, Thanks for the add. Good luck with the writing. Like the sound of around the world in 80 pages. Nice one.

Hi Darren, I've added your books: Tripping, Turtle Island and Around the World in Eighty Pages to my to-read list.

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