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Alan Spade

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Alan Spade worked for eight years for the press, reviewing video games. In his youth, he acquainted himself with the classic French authors, while immersing himself in the works of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien and Stephen King.

That wide range of influences is reflected in his style, simultaneously approachable, visually evocative and imaginative.

Alan likes to say that "a good book is like a good old pair of shoes: you feel at ease inside, comfortable."

The Breath of Aoles is his third book: previously, he wrote a fantasy novel for two years, between 2001 and 2003, but after submitting it to publishers, he decided the story wasn't good enough. He didn't try to publish it anymore. Then he wrote a Science Fiction short storie
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Alan Spade Going on the Ardalia planet and riding an algam, like Pelmen in Turquoise Water, would be a delightful sensation, I think.
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Je ne respecte pas les éditeurs

Que vous soyez auteur autoédité, auteur hybride ou auteur traditionnellement publié, je vous conseille, à vous aussi, de ne pas respecter les éditeurs. La fonction Gardien du Portail des éditeurs a en effet mis un terme à de nombreuses carrières artistiques prometteuses et talentueuses. Je connais au moins une personne qui m'est très proche dans ce cas. 

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Le Souffle d'Aoles by Alan Spade
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message 2: by Alan (last edited Nov 26, 2014 03:24AM)

Alan Spade The Breath of Aoles is at $0.99 through December, 4 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords.

Ardalia The Breath of Aoles (Book One) by Alan Spade

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message 1: by Alan (last edited Sep 16, 2014 09:41AM)

Alan Spade A new giveaway for the new edited version, with a new cover of The Breath of Aoles (Ardalia, Book One)! Starting from September, 16, through October, 17.

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