A quick recap on ‘Psychs’ before I reveal the second book of the series…

previously on psychs

 

I have mentioned for a while now that I will be revealing the prologue of the second book of the Psychs series, entitled ‘Iblīs’, but a wise woman once said in her poem, ‘To know your future, you must know your past’ ~ Margaret Jang. So in order to take the first step forward, let us look back and trace our steps so we can’t get lost.

There are no major spoiler’s alert, just the gist of the first book of the series and the characters. You can learn what people are saying about my thriller on goodreads, and you can visit my website and my facebook page too to learn more.

Psychs is a story that tells the history and future of a man named Hassan, explaining how his tragic event of his birth caused eight spirits to be connected to his existence, and how he started to build his relationship with them and the people around him. His history which revealed through a form of flashbacks will explain the reason why Hassan decided to pursue psychology as an academic life – which will prove to be rewarding sometimes – and then a military life as a way to put his ability to good use, using the spirits for his advantage which will give him an edge.

Another story unravels to introduce a man named Adam Goldfish; a person who was a U. S. Marine and for thirteen years presumed to be dead. The story of Adam reveals how he was betrayed by his superior and how he had spent thirteen years in a prison away from home. Adam Goldfish, also known as Shark in the story, will execute one of the greatest escapes of his time, and he will seek the one who took more than time away from him.

United, but not from the start, by a common enemy, Hassan and Adam will collaborate, the former will do so to see an end to the chaos the country is experiencing, the latter to see through his revenge… and both to try to survive from the unknown.

I hope you enjoyed what you have learned from the first book, and I hope you will enjoy the first look into the second book in the series entitled ‘Iblis’

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New updates and sum ups…

I have been quiet lately about my fiction thriller for a while because I was enjoying my vacation. I have graduated and became an official Dentist more than a month ago, since then I have placed my first draft of the second book of the Psychs series with my two most critical readers. I, however, enjoyed my first and maybe last long vacation in my life before I start my rotation.

Me at TGI Fridays

Me at TGI Fridays

 

Writing is the only work I love to do and don’t think I need a vacation from, I have finished my second book of the series and during my vacation I started reading it as a reader and not as a writer, meaning I wasn’t looking for editing or vocabulary or anything that is roughly affecting the words and needed to be smoothed out, I was reading as a hard critic who is only looking for something negative in the story itself. I have finished the book and came up with this conclusion.

I can do better

Writers should always be flexible and resilient when it comes to writing their novels, they should leave their pride out of it. When you, the writer, or anyone else find a flaw in your words or ideas you must do what’s necessary for the sake of the story.

Which is why I decided to delay the release of the second chapter in the Psychs series, The Remnant. I have already started the new modifications.

What will happen is this, I’ll be keeping my plot, which was the doorstep to the third book of the series, and to have more of what I believe my story needs, I will be combining the second book of the Psychs series with the third book, and The Remnant will be a name of one of the book’s chapters… which means the title will change too.

So allow me to introduce for the first time, the new name of the second book in the Psychs series.

Iblīs

A word which means Devil. I chose that word because it has a nice ring to it, and I believe its tone will help pickup my story to where I want it to be. And because you’ve been too good, you will soon get to hear the Prologue. It’s already been written and the rough edges are smoothed, but I am just working on presenting it in a unique manner. The first time should always be special.

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That’s how I’ve been for the last couple of days.

Another thing I’d like to mention is that I will be doing a book signing in the first bookstore that I have started selling at, and in which my old copies of my fiction thriller became a best seller where I live in Kuwait.

My thriller, Psychs, best selling fiction in Kuwait

My thriller, Psychs, best selling fiction in Kuwait

 

I will be introducing my new edition for the first time in a bookstore at That Al Salasil Bookstore (roughly translated ‘Of the series’), once I receive my new copies.

The recent and reviewed edition of the Psychs series.

The recent and reviewed edition of the Psychs series.

 

So as you can see, I will be very busy in the coming days. I’m glad the vacation has recharged me for what’s coming. It took me a while to reach there, and I couldn’t do it without the support I have received from all of my kind readers and from the help and advices I received from all the authors and agents out there.

Psychs is available in both Paperback edition and E-book edition in more than 33 online stores including:-

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Powell’s Books

Books-A-Million

Abe Books

Click here to view all the links to the online stores, and click here to visit the website.

Happy reading everyone.

~ A. H. Amin

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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.

Psychs Front Cover

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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