One of my best supporters

Yesterday, one of my best friends who lives abroad visited me. I haven’t seen him for 2 years and we stayed in contact through the social networks, and since I share my news and updates with everyone, he was bound to learn that his best friend has a fiction thriller out there.
I took him to P. F. Changs for lunch, and then we went to shop in the Grand Avenues. That’s when he gave me the book to sign it for him.

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Here’s what I wrote (translated from Arabic):-

To my dear friend

With this book I dedicate my greatest wishes of health, wealth and prosperity for you and all your beloved ones.

Don’t forget that I paid a lot for today’s lunch. (I wrote the bill for him)

Long Live Play (he’s a very big fan of video games and this phrase is famous among gamers)

I wrote the date, signed it for him and then wrote a witness section where our third friend signed too.

I have signed my book a couple of times before, but that one was special to me. He have already read my thriller and it was his cup of tea. He gave me the support that every author in the world needs. It is that support that keeps us going on to create and polish our stories… they make things easier for us.

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A little bird just told me this…

 

I saw this tweet from my fellow blogger and one of my favorite readers, Kelsey. She is an author and a passionate reader. She has no idea how great she made my day today. Thanks Kelsey!

My thriller is available in Paperback and E-book formats in more than 30 stores, obtainable worldwide. They can be found in anyone of the following links:-

Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk

Barnes & Noble

Powell’s Books

Books A Million

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Abebooks.com , Abebooks.co.uk & Abebooks.com.au.

Valorebooks.com

Tatteredcover.com

Indigo.ca

Bookdepository.com

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A new fan page from my publisher…

A new facebook page was created by the amazing production team from AuthorHouse dedicated to the Psychs series. It looks really good.

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Blogging is about many things, one of them is having more than one opinion about somethings. So, does it look likable? If so, you can visit and like my publisher’s new page on facebook and you can have a look at what they have posted so far about my thriller.

 

Paperback edition of Psychs is now live…

Well… the day I have been waiting for has finally arrived. Psychs is now available in Paperback format on Amazon and AuthorHouse.

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Psychs Front Cover

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Psychs have been available in E-Book format since September of 2012. Now, passing through the threshold of 2013, Psychs took a physical form, where the marks of acknowledgment are visible on both sides of the cover.

Psychs is a fast paced fiction thriller which introduces two of a kind characters, Hassan Ali, a man who have never been alone ever since the tragic event of his birth, which connected 8 spirits to him, and a man named Adam Goldfish who have been imprisoned for 13 years where he learned to adapt to his brutal alterations and expand his resources with the little left in him.

The story takes place in two times, Nowadays and ten years from now, following mainly younger and older Hassan, who at the first discovery of the 8 ghosts and the near death experience will be committed to an asylum. As a grown up, he’ll get to use those spirits in tactics and getting Intel for him so he can lead a double life in Psychology and military.

The ghosts will help him to evolve to the man he wants to become, they will give him the knowledge they had obtained throughout their times in the living world. They will also play a role in his first love, who will be the first to learn and keep his secret ability.

Psychs is a story of wit, survival, friendships, of first love and of fate’s path

… And now it’s on Amazon.com and AuthorHouse.co.uk in paperback.

New soft cover of Psychs revealed…

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‘Good and Evil has no passport; it wears many skins, speaks in different tongues, and exists everywhere, even in the same person’

~ Psychs

Here’s the new, modified and marked with reviews cover of my fiction thriller. The soft cover edition will soon be available next month on all major online stores and in bookstores.

The new cover is not the only recent addition to the book. This time, you’ll get to have a sneak peek at the second chapter in the Psych series, The Remnant, Book 2 in the series. You’ll get to take a short dive inside the prologue and the first chapter, I hope you’ll be able to hold your breath that long.

There’s also an interview of me at Managua Gunn’s Pirate Haven in the end, you’ll get to know more about me, my work and my thoughts on writing and writers.

Here’s to 2013, may it be the best next step for the series.

Here’s Psychs website, have a visit, learn more, and get involved…

~ A. H. Amin

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Great news…

Well, it’s finally on track now.

My fiction thriller got the good acknowledgment that I was seeking by releasing the E-Book edition first. As we know, when you enter a bookstore what attracts you to the book is the reviews written on them, having the word of mouth can really help the reader to get some idea about that book from someone other than the author.

Psychs have received so far only positive reviews from Kirkus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Authors, Bloggers and goodreads.com. So now comes the second step for the Psych series, the new paperback edition which is now marked with reviews.

2012 was a very productive year for my thriller, and now I’m starting 2013 with a bang.

Soon, perhaps later today, I will be able to share the new soft cover for Psychs.

So, until then, you can visit my website and learn more about my thriller, you can also get linked from there so you can get to read the full reviews.

~ A. H. Amin

Fishing for ideas…

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Art by Michael Glenwood

I saw this painting today and I immediately felt the connection. It shows exactly how my thoughts, if not everyone’s, are created.

I always say best ideas are originated from the subconscious, since our consciousness is too busy with our reality. The trick is finding a way to reel it in. The guy fishing represents the subconscious, and the fishing pole is what anyone would use to reel the catch, the bait can be different, different baits, different ideas.

To get to the subconscious one must be isolated from the reality, my ways… my favorite baits are music and jogging, they are not the only ones, but they are more available to me, and they really help me escape my surroundings.

The fishing is on hold for me until the end of this month, my graduation is only weeks away from me, and I am in the process of releasing the paperback copy of Psychs. So until then, my subconscious would have to do everything for me, and once I have the time, I’ll try to summon him.

How would you do it?

~ A. H. Amin

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Psychs on Indie Book Club Poll for Januray’s read… care to vote?

My book, among others, have raised a question at Indie Book Club on Goodreads, ‘which book should we start our year with?’. January have brought to them a wide range of choices to pick from, and my book amazingly had made it on the list.

2012 was good to my thriller, so I hope 2013 will be even better, especially since the second book of the series will be out this year.

So if you were on Goodreads, please visit my website and if you liked what you see and hear, please vote for my book to be read on Indie Book Club.

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Looking behind at 2012 before I pass 2013’s threshold…

2012 was by far the most overwhelming year for me, I am one step away from leaving it behind, and I almost feel sad in a way.

Today I went through my laptop to view my 2012, my way to glance over my shoulder as I part ways with a year that left an impact on me, a year people thought the Mayans had marked it as the end, a year I can’t even celebrate leaving so easily.

If I decided to talk about my 2012’s experience, you will never see the end of it, so I will let the pictures tell you most of the story and I’ll fill in some details, they do have thousands of words, emotions, and thoughts to pass on to you all…

In the first month of 2012, I got published...

In the first month, I got published by my first publisher…

I met for the first time my sweet niece, Sara...

I met for the first time my sweet niece, Sara…

Giving my 8 months old nephew, Ali, his first music lesson...

Giving my 8 months old nephew, Ali, his first music lesson…

Humiliated on Fifa by my nephews...

Humiliated on Fifa (a video game) by my nephews…

 

 

First Book Club to pick my book...

First Book Club to pick my book…

 

My book making it to the best selling list in Kuwait...

My book making it to the best selling list in Kuwait…

 

 

I lost my grandmother...

I lost my grandmother…

I lost love...

I lost love…

I started fresh with a new publisher...

I started fresh with a new publisher…

Had my words acknowledged...

Had my words acknowledged…

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Lost an icon...

Lost an icon… (Niel Armstrong)

 

 

Gained another... (Felix Baumgartner)

Gained another…

 

My newly published e-book got to be known to a wider audience...

My newly published e-book got to be known to a wider audience…

I got to attend my Per-Graduation celebration...

I got to attend my Per-Graduation celebration…

Acquired a new member in our family, princes Lara... can't wait to meet her...

Acquired a new member in our family, princes Lara… can’t wait to meet her…

 

First prank related to my book...

First prank related to my book…

 

 

Survived the Apocalypse...

Survived the Apocalypse…

 

Looking at those pictures, I can now pass by with confidence in my steps. I hope in 2013 I will see more growth and much interesting pictures to go along with the year, my start is already a strong one indeed, by the end of January, I’ll graduate and I’ll be a full fledged Dentist, also, my thriller, Psychs, will be available in paperback edition out there, by March, my book will be at the Tucson Book Fair, and, the big one, The Remnant, the second book of the Psych series, will be released… 2013, here I come.

Happy New Year to you all, may this year brings you infinite joy, health, wealth and prosperity.

~ A. H. Amin

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