MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: WE'VE SEEN THE ENEMY has made it to #12 on the Critters list of Sci-fi! Why has it ranked so high on this prestigious list? In the words of one sci-fi lover and customer, it's because: "O M G! I absolutely hate scifi, and only bought this book because I read Dayton's Eye and Pandoras Sister books. I really enjoyed the reads (with some caveats) and figured that if his two books were so good, I should give this one a try. Wow. Half way through, I was totally engrossed..." Hardcoverbooklover
And here's another:
"I use a modified version of the Baen criteria in judging science fiction: the technology and plot lines needs to be believable, you have to be able to relate to the characters, and if there are aliens don't gross me out or overly confuse me with strange names and abilities. This one hits it on all fronts...The author does a great job of multiple story lines at the beginning, as well as good character development and dialogue, then bringing them all together throughout the book. The battle scenes were believable, and the good guy doesn't win each and every time (which adds to the story "believability"). I found myself not wanting to put this one down, and was sad to see it end.
Here's hoping the author writes a sequel to this book - I'd certainly purchase it! M.G. and read more here. EXPERIENCE THIS TOP EPIC Science Fiction Saga yourself! Buy it here... (and scroll down to read more below)
The Eye of the Idol- Is it adventure? Treasure hunt? Mystery? How about all three!!! A 400 year old box, the sinking of an ocean liner, murder, a DPRK master plan...and one man to connect the dots. Reviews: SyriaSays: Read her review here.Syria loved Eye, and added: We should all keep an eye on the Paul Dayton as his story, The Eye of the Idol, is surely the first out of many successful books. The Eye of the Idol follows an incredible journey from the early 1600s to present day and impacts nearly every corner of the globe along its amazing journey and mystery. Golden Compass reviewed 'Eye'. The reviewer started out by saying: In Eye of the Idol, Paul Dayton has crafted highly memorable work with three-dimensional characters. Each new character introduced to the reader have their own set of worries, complexities and characteristics so believable it seems as if they could be standing right before you. Click here to read the full review! The Frugal Ereader called Eye of the Idol a "5 star read at a bargain!" You can see it here.
The biggest thing on Jacob's mind was how he failed his Jesuit assignment when he stole the object he was asked to 'acquire' for the church. Little did he know that what he had done would initiate events leading not only to several beheadings, murders and the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, but to a conflict that would bring together the world's superpowers in a final showdown. With North Korea stirring the pot, could a single SIS agent from Britain prevent the disaster?
Meanwhile, RCMP Detective Antonin Aumont has a mystery on his hands. The murder and torture of an old man and the assassination of their only suspect was odd in itself, but he’d seen stranger things. It was the note – the old, cryptic Latin poem that had him wondering. Who wrote it, what did it mean and why would two people be dead because of it? Before the day was done, a true Pandora’s box would be opened...
Follow the trail of SIS agent Coleman, Detective Antonin and Professor Sanchez as they piece together the puzzle while running a race against time and enemies. Their goal? The Box and its incredible contents.
As you read, keep in mind that much of what you will discover is chillingly true. For an excerpt, go HERE. This stirring historical / adventure / crime novel is NOW AVAILABLE!
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On the 12th day of the 12th month, twelve different people were going about their business. When the clock struck 12, eleven of them instantaneously ignited and burned to death. Someone is sending a hell of a message.
Liked Sanchez, Coleman and Michelle in The Eye of the Idol? Want to follow them in their next adventure? Next in the series is out NOW! Click here to order (US). Click here to order (UK). Readers said the Eye of the Idol is terrifyingly prophetic, considering current events in N. Korea. All my books are based on real events and known facts. Although the connecting thread between facts is fiction, I spend much time and research making sure the fiction blends into a believable story. When I fictionalized the major DPRK confrontation, it was a plausible event. Turns out it's more than plausible...recent news articles have played out the story!
I've been interviewed by several people and websites, including Harper Collins and authonomy. My author interview on Authonomy can be found here. David Wiseheart's interview at Kindle books, a sub of Amazon includes a list of current projects. Some readers may wonder where the idea came from when writing The Eye of the Idol or how I did the research. For example, did you know that the word count on my research notes is far greater than the size of my book? See the interview here. Short Story: An excerpt from my book - Chapter 6 detailing the sinking of the Empress of Ireland has won the weekly short on ireadiwrite's blog. It has also shown up on Kwik reads and has been published in various magazines.
Many readers were shocked to know that nearly every detail is true. Truth is stranger than fiction! You can find the short here, or visit Michelle's general blog here. As you do, take a peak at Michelle's great website too!
Retire at 45 has been featured on Thursday Shout out at Pfoxmoor publishing! This exceptional site is now featuring a number of titles, geared to YA. The editor is very picky and insists on getting the very best in quality reads. Of course, aside from her business website, she also has a personal blog and personal website, offering quality freebie reads. Click on the links to visit - highly recommended!
My name is Paul Dayton, and my wife and I retired at 45.
Doesn't that phrase drive you nuts? Let's put aside the gloating issue. In today's economy, people are seeing their retirement base - the principle they are using to fund their future eroding or disappearing. Retiring early has truly become an impossible dream to many as they struggle to pay house mortgages and medical bills. Retired people are finding themselves forced back to work, spending long hours on low paying jobs working midnight shifts just to make ends meet.
These are tough times, whether you live in the UK, Germany, France, Canada, the States or other affluent country. For those struggling to pay their bills, the thought of retiring early is ludicrous.
And then there are the idiots like me gloating that they retired at 45. "He got lucky - a good paying job...won the lottery...inherited money...
Wrong. The fact is, for most of us, our situation in life is not the issue preventing us from retiring early. The issue is: fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge on what can make an early retirement possible, and the government's very persistent message that to be truly successful you have to work work work, pay lots of taxes, own your dream home and retire with no less than XXX in your bank account (a million is the usual suggested amount for those in Canada or the States).
Is it possible for the average middle aged working Joe and Jane struggling to pay their mortgages retire early (as in VERY early) and live comfortably?
I am writing this book to share my experiences with you. It has no sales pitches, no condos to buy or real estate to invest in, there are no seminars to pay for or plans to purchase. What it does have is common sense based on real people's experiences, including my own. It is honest, sometimes brutally so.
There are some who have worked for years but have nothing to show for it. These people may find the info hard hitting, but valuable. There are others who want to get rich quick, or those who don't want to work but still have it all. Those in the latter two groups will likely find themselves very poor most of their lives.
It applies to those who have worked hard but can't find themselves getting ahead, and to those who are young but want to make sensible (and relatively painless) choices so they can retire at 45. Included is info and experiences for those struggling seniors who are barely making ends meet and need an alternative.
How can it be done? What about the medical bills so many are drowning in? Is the American dream really the best way to live? What alternatives are there? How have others done it? How did I do it? What mistakes have some done along the way? How important is it to be financially wealthy?
All of these questions and many more will be considered. Whether you're 25 or 65, the information contained will give you realistic examples of what people have done as you set your goals for a happy retirement. Want to see a great example of what's available for retirees looking for a great place to rent? Here's one: How about a gorgeous condo in a top city in Spain, fully furnished with 3 pools and close to a jaw dropping beach for only 400 euros per month? See the pics here.
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We’ve Seen the ENEMY 486 pages of pounding action, for one low price of $3.99! The Enemy Saga is now available in one complete book. Click the header, the cover picture or the links below to purchase... Featured on Authors on Virtual Park, and... This week, it's hit TWO top 100 lists in Amazon: In the top 100 in Hightech, and top 100 in Technothrillers:
I'm pleased to announce that my Enemy saga is now available as one complete book... An alien ship crashes in the middle of New Washington Mall; its contents make it clear that the dead ant-like aliens inside were on an offensive mission. The mystery of why they were dead and why their scout crashed deepens as humanity is presented with the prospect of their doomed world. Construction begins on hundreds of World Federation ships and extrasolar defense weapons to be used in the inevitable war. Paul Dayton’s WE'VE SEEN THE ENEMY SAGA fast-forwards to 700 years later, where a daring but desperate race by a suicide team is in the final leg of a mission that may finally lead to the end of this interstellar war. Meanwhile, pockets of left-over human tribes on Earth have their own struggles, as they face power-hungry dictators and warped religious leaders. Behind all this are multiple alien forces and a mysterious Council, each with their own agenda. As truths turn into lies and friends become enemies, can humanity unite together to fight their common enemy? Tired of looking for good, solid sci fi? Here it is. Written in the spirit of Clarke, Asimov and Heinlein, I’m sure you will find this a complex but fast paced thrill ride.
This is a great book to read even if you're not into sci-fi. I've included some samples on my sample page, together with Reader Reviews so you can see for yourself. I promise you there isn’t a ray gun in sight, but you will find stellar conflict and real people, the unsuspecting heroes that put everything on the line as they come face to face with The Enemy. Available now on all major e-book sites. Sample it at ireadiwrite, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books on Board, Mobipocket, Omnilit, Sony, Smashwords and the Apple ibookstore; and coming in early May, my second and final one in the series, “The Enemy is US”. HIT THE COVER OR THE LINKS BELOW TO ORDER YOUR COPY! Email: pauldayton_scifi (at) hotmail (dot) com.
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And You Thought Your Family Was Dysfunctional As of today, March 1st 2011, Dysfunctional is now #29 on the Amazon UK humor best seller list!!! Consistently in the top 100 for 4 straight weeks, these are the numbers for March 23: # Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in
* #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction
> Parenting & Families > Family Relationships * #58 in Kindle
Store > Kindle eBooks > Humour * #60 in Kindle Store > Kindle
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Perfect for those solitary toilet moments! (You can see a sample chapter under the Tab 'More Shorts...') Read Tiffany's Blog review of my Dysfunctional book. She loved it!
This is what one reader had to say after reading the ebook: This is a total hoot. This can't be real. Is this real? This is like "Little Miss Sunshine," "Running with Scissors," "Second Hand Lions," and "Everything Is Illuminated" all rolled into one, with a great deal of other stuff that isn't like anything at all. Is this real? I nearly peed I was laughing so hard. My sedate family kept asking me if I was all right. If this is real, you deserve a medal for living through this. And if it's not real, you deserve a medal and a straight-jacket for thinking this up. As my instant-messaging computer savvy kids say , I was ROFL - which sounds like I was barfing, but actually it means "Rolling on the floor laughing!" I wish you the best. You are one warped puppy! Judy Adams
I've decided, after much pondering and soul searching, to write about my crazy family. I felt that if I tell no one in my pork family of my project, they'll never find my website. Hoping to one day be able to reveal the real story to my grand-kids (to their parent's chagrin), I've written a bit of my family history down. I've never intended to have this published.
You will think the accounts impossible and fictitious. Don't be fooled. Rocket propelled port-a-toilets? Aunt Vampira? Spud guns and SWAT TEAMS? Just looking at the cover will tell you something is seriously amiss. However, it should be enough to tell you that my family is Portuguese, and thus immune to logic and good sense. If you want to read this, go to the 'MORE' tab, and click on Dysfunctional. Read. Enjoy. Laugh. Change your undies. Be warned. And if for some strange reason you want to read more, send me an email!
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