A New Christmas Read…

It’s seems like it was only yesterday when I celebrated the new year’s eve, but here we are now, at the threshold of a new chapter in our lives. This year has probably moved light years ahead for me because it was my busiest year yet. And it will soon about to become more interesting.

My inspirational fantasy novella, Kima, is now set to be released soon around the end of November and the beginning of December. This novel have been in rewriting inferno for a tremendous time. Passing through purgatory now, Kima will soon shine out and be available publicly and only clicks away too.

 

     Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shores. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.

Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

 

There will be more to reveal in the coming future, all I could say is that this is an inspirational novel that I had extreme joy and pleasure writing it. I hope in the very upcoming future I will get to share the experience and hope we can learn something from my inspirational fantasy novella.

 

 

 

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Sooner Than Ever…

Hello everyone!!

 

Yes, it’s been too long now ever since I started pouring gas on that spark I called Iblis, the second book in my series, which can stand alone on its own. July was supposed to be the date, and guess what… it still is.

The second book in the Psychs series will be released in a blink now. So today, other than giving a shout out, I wanted to post some previous materials like the youtube videos I’ve posted and the book cover, just to refresh my blog and to give some new readers an idea about what is to come.

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Iblis book cover

 

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Why I’m Off, you ask?

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It is rather true, a Bobcat like me always has his head itching with mice running around inside, searching for a fattening cheese of an idea. As any author who believes in what he/she writes, I… we… live in two dimensions. If it gets quieter, let me assure you, that’s when an author really becomes crazy, because we can now hear the mice, and they look so delicious to us Bobcat-writers. But the real struggle for any author is grasping the ideas, and placing them in the right context, which explains the maddening state we try our best to conceal. My rat trap is my pen and notebook and I always keep them around; in my pocket, on my table, and even on my bed when I have to go to sleep, just in case some scratchy noises wake me up at night and I needed to set a trap very quickly.

I have reviewed my recent life and found out how different I’ve become since I started writing, behavioral and habitual divergence from my former self influenced by the lifestyle changes to keep up with the mice in my head. I am crazy, but it is the good kind, the kind that you know you are mad, and you wish you can fall deeper if it meant you would get your artistic soul nourished.

But do you know what’s more illogical? Having ideas that you really believe in, and not share them with the world… now that would drive you to real madness.

Be creative, be happy, be with purpose.

 

~ A. H. Amin

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The First Look At The Second Book Of The Psychs Series, Iblīs…

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Iblis… the second book of the Psychs series. A fiction thriller that follows the story of a man named Hassan with eight ghosts by his side. Armed with their knowledge and strengthened with their help, he will use their ghostly features, and his many skills to have a chance at a personal score.

Here is the synopsis:

Following his leads, Hassan will find himself roaming the streets of London for reprisal. Even with eight spirits by his side, which are connected to him by the tragic event of his birth, he will feel outnumbered, going against the Minerva Group and its limitless arsenal of agents and brutes. Hassan will desperately try his best to stay out of their reach until he finds a way to cut his losses short.

But being too deep in the belly of the beast, he may end up losing more; his life, or even worse… his sanity.

Iblis (Arabic for Devil) is coming soon this summer. (Teaser video)

Here’s a short video, filtered from spoilers that explains the story of the first novel. (Previously on Psychs)

 

 

 

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Beta As It May…

Punning my way into this post, I feel excited that I am getting closer to reveal what was hidden for a while; The book cover had only hinted itself so far, and with the Alpha post, I hope I made a big step towards telling my story. Can’t wait to see what Charlie will bring tomorrow.

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Here’s what went down on my last post… its only a click away

Today is the second post out of seven, bringing us closer towards the first look of my second book’s new cover. I believe that you don’t judge a book by its cover… that is true… but for some degree, you can judge a novel by the back cover. Which is why today Beta post will be a blurb from my second book, entitled Iblis (Arabic for Devil), which would be apparent on the back cover.

With no more options to venture through, Hassan will be left with only one choice; to flee and start up a new life, leaving all the ties that have braced his entire being. But some ties are too tight, when severed; it will change his balance and force him back to face a tragedy.

Following his leads, Hassan will find himself roaming the streets of London for reprisal. Even with eight spirits by his side, which are connected to him by the tragic event of his birth, he will feel outnumbered, going against the Minerva Group and its limitless arsenal of agents and brutes. Hassan will desperately try his best to stay out of their reach until he finds a way to cut his losses short.

But being too deep in the belly of the beast, he may end up losing more; his life, or even worse… his sanity.

I always try to choose my words wisely, because unfortunately, revealing more could somehow lead to spoiling the big surprise and the hidden cords that I planted inside the book to jolt you with shocks… In a good way of course.

Keep an eye out for Charlie… He’s only a day away.

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Grey…

 

 

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     Life portrayed for explanation in many colors for our imagination to comprehend. One illustration depicts life as a sturdy current, so powerful, to go against it will break you. This is the story of a person who simply stopped, thinking by doing so, his problems will vanish.

     Being an only child, Sammy became accustomed to the solitary life, he didn’t waste time bonding with anyone. Every once in a while, his eyes would spot a glimpse of a shadow in his apartment, forcing him to get up to find nothing. He got used to it eventually, but had he known better, he would have placed more thoughts to it, it would at least made him avoid the mad result.

     Soundless in his bed, Sammy’s sleep got interrupted. He got up to see what’s the cause. Approaching what he thought was the kitchen, he halts, looking in confusion at a dark room. Something dropped from above; a rope with a noose end. Suddenly, he got pushed from behind. The rope tightened on his neck as he fell. Placing his hand on it, he started to breath hard.

     Opening his eyes, he found himself on his bed holding his blanket, subconsciously chocking himself with it. His heart knocked hard.

‘Why this is happening?’ He said. He wanted to talk to someone, but he had no one to confide. His life of isolation came back, a film playing in his mind. Every time his parents fought, he locks himself in his room, every time the world is grey, he goes to darkness.

Is dark better than grey? He thought. Anything is better than darkness.

Looking back to his bed, he found himself dead after he had chocked himself. The image forced him out of his nightmare… and back to his grey life.

This is the 300 words story I have promised to write on short notice after the Vice Dean of dentistry had asked me to write one for a competition held in our university. I hope you had somewhat enjoyed this little drop of literature and I hope it has also helped to inspire.

~ A. H. Amin

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What makes me jolly

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My keys to happiness are glued to my laptop, and lately I have been stuck to the screens. I’m preparing for my upcoming sequel, my short novel, and I am also translating a novel to English. I have been doing what makes me happy, but I got to say, I missed wordpress, blogging was the only healthy addiction that I know. It is always a good thing to have a place for your excess creativity; for every idea, whether it’s major or minor, must have a place in this life… And speaking of minor ideas, I have been approached by my faculty to write a 300 words story. They asked each from our university to pick one writer and the vice dean of dentistry thought I would be the faculty’s pen… Like I can have enough writing.
I would share my writing as soon as I’m done with it to get everyone’s opinion. They left the genre for me to chose from… So I’ll try to find something I can reach out to those who I’ll read it for… Oh that’s right… I would be reading it out loud.

Auf wiedersehen