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A publication… VICE MAGAZINE

W’hooo! I’ve been included in something literary. A publication… VICE MAGAZINE

Book release

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Playing Out – Swings and Roundabouts outlines the first ten years of Paul’s life.

Abandoned by his mother at six weeks old, he lives alongside three brothers and a sister being raised by their lorry driver father. Struggling to cope, their father does his best to provide but living on state handouts means the children often go without.
Being motherless has a huge impact on every aspect of his existence. In way of compensation, swings and roundabouts, Paul is afforded the freedom to roam. Hardships aplenty, lacking the nurture that often comes from a motherly embrace, Paul is being sculpted, his life is playing out.

Set in the 1970s, the older reader can enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane and the youngsters can view the offline existence of kids who wore flares and had bad hair. Products and television programmes, toys and confectionery, the sweetest of memories entwined with the roughness of a working-class environment. Street games, scrumping and sewage tunnels. A patchwork quilt of Paul’s memories stitched together using a rather coarse yarn makes this story a true account of British social history that is both poignant and humorous. All the main elements of the story are genuine incidents, although many of the people and places have been distorted to protect the guilty and to assist with the flow of the narrative.

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Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts is now available on Amazon.
Soon to be on Smashwords and other ebook sale sites such as Apple. Paperback due out next month.

 

USA Kindle link:  http://amzn.to/2aQhcaV

UK Kindle link: amzn.to/2aQnuo4

…SPECIAL PROMOTION…

…SPECIAL PROMOTION… LOWER PRICE…

 

To encourage sales and to gain customer reviews (which are crucial for success) I have discounted Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts to the lowest price possible.

Kind regards PDL.

Books Store Links:

http://amzn.to/2aQhcaV (usa kindle)

amzn.to/2aQnuo4 (uk kindle)

apple.co/2bu5MDT (iTunes)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/660844 (smashwords)

http://amzn.to/2coB1Gg (paperback)

Also here is a couple of adverts.

 

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Book Covers

I’ve been trying to design my next book cover. I’m going for the Indie-Author homemade look.

All images sourced using the Google parameters: free to use, share or modify, even commercially.

I have a basic draw programme that allows me to cut and paste, stretch and skew. BUT not much else, hence the plain appearance. Personally I don’t like the high-gloss generic style of many covers.

Kind regards. PDL (comments welcome)

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My Intentions Writing (Paulyanna)

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My intentions when writing Paulyanna International Rent-boy were to share the somewhat unorthodox adventures of the main character, Paul.

I wanted to deliver an authentic voice, to reshuffle the mindset of a mainstream audience. To lay bare a known yet often misunderstood existence. To raise a qualified voice that has experienced the prejudices and assumptions of society. A soul that has walked the miles.

Dwelling on the past serves no purpose, yet it would be remiss not to outline childhood events that have left their mark on Paul’s psyche. Inadvertently I have reenforced some stereotypes because real life tends to. It is no revelation to discover the neglected and misused in the gutter. To witness uneducated waifs straying along pathways of intoxicants. The percentage of sexually abused amongst street walkers is somewhere in the high 90s. Paul’s story is typical in that sense.

Yet Paul is an ordinary individual, with goals and aspirations no different to yours. A place to call home, financial security and to be loved.

Whilst writing I attempted to develop the character’s personality as events influence his growth. Sculpting a finished product worthy of the public’s admiration rather than its scorn. To present a slut with guts, and half a brain. To reveal the guarded emotions locked behind those glazed expressions.

There are many worldwide locations portrayed along the lines of an alternative tourist guide. Hence the tongue-in-cheek title, Paulyanna International Rent-boy a morph of international playboy. Topical events, name dropping and historical facts are sprinkled within to add flavour and to cement, by association the existence Paul in the real world.

Before reaching his final destination you will witness flaws galore and ridiculous predicaments. You will not see contrition. No embellishments and very little heart-string manipulation. There are a quite a few running themes amongst the pages, optimism, faith, music, travel, love, writing and vomiting. 😉

I truly expect many of you will enjoy this refreshingly honest life-journal.

Thank you for your interest, kind regards PDL.

HERE ARE BOOKSTORE LINKS…
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG56P08

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG56P08

Indie Author: Book Advert

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Paulyanna International Rent-boy is a first person account of an impetuous  working-class young lad with aspirations.

Freeing himself from the constraints of an impoverished childhood, Paul arrives in London eager to take control.
Circumstance, the bane of all, was determined to make a victim of him. A lost train ticket left him stranded in the capital. Paul then makes a snap decision that steers him down a rather dodgy path.
Prostitution was never regarded as a lowly profession by a descendant, like Paul; it was in his blood. Uneducated, with a lofty notion to become a writer, he wasn’t qualified to follow dreams.
Throughout his lucid and murky wanderings, he proceeds to obtain experience, education and wealth, sharing with the reader his career journal which is written plainly and without embellishments.
HERE ARE BOOKSTORE LINKS…

A Review (made me a bit weepy)

5.0 out of 5 stars Paul is a risk taker in the way only those with big brave hearts dare to be and this makes for a wonderful tale.
on 10 January 2016
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I read this book over the Christmas holidays and I think my husband may of regretted buying me my Kindle Fire as he barely got a word out of me for the days I was reading it. It is a riveting read! My initial interest in the book was due to the fact that I knew the author and his family from school days and I was naturaly intrigued and curious to see how life had panned out for the youngest Lovell, However I defy anybody to not be captivated by this story of a young gay man who leaves very humble beginnings to find a new life in the big city and what a remarkable life it is!
His entry into the rent boy scene is almost accidental and what follows is a fascinating tale of the years that follow. He tells his story with an honesty which while always endearing is at times also heartbreaking. That said what struck me most was the total lack of self pity that the author has for the difficult start he had in life, his indestrucatable optimism and his resiliance and determination to live his life his way, answering to no one (although frequently worrying about offending the man upstairs with whom he has a surprising and touching internal dialogue with throughout the book).
The book is full of colourful characters and encounters, Paul is a risk taker in the way only those with big brave hearts dare to be and this makes for a wonderful tale. Throughout the book he grabs every opportunity offered and runs and runs and runs with it, often without any clear direction but always with a total openess to just see where he lands which is both inspiring and uplifting.
While at times gritty this is a book that will definately leave you feeling good and maybe like myself a little humbled at what he has managed to achieve against some pretty tricky odds. Cannot reccommend highly enough!

Author Intentions for Paulyanna

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My intentions when writing Paulyanna International Rent-boy were to share the somewhat unorthodox adventures of the main character, Paul.

I wanted to deliver an authentic voice, to reshuffle the mindset of a mainstream audience. To lay bare a known yet often misunderstood existence. To raise a qualified voice that has experienced the prejudices and assumptions of society. A soul that has walked the miles.

Dwelling on the past serves no purpose, yet it would be remiss not to outline childhood events that have left their mark on Paul’s psyche. Inadvertently I have reenforced some stereotypes because real life tends to. It is no revelation to discover the neglected and misused in the gutter. To witness uneducated waifs straying along pathways of intoxicants. The percentage of sexually abused amongst street walkers is somewhere in the high 90s. Paul’s story is typical in that sense.

Yet Paul is an ordinary individual, with goals and aspirations no different to yours. A place to call home, financial security and to be loved.

Whilst writing I attempted to develop the character’s personality as events influence his growth. Sculpting a finished product worthy of the public’s admiration rather than its scorn. To present a slut with guts, and half a brain. To reveal the guarded emotions locked behind those glazed expressions.

There are many worldwide locations portrayed along the lines of an alternative tourist guide. Hence the tongue-in-cheek title, Paulyanna International Rent-boy a morph of international playboy. Topical events, name dropping and historical facts are sprinkled within to add flavour and to cement, by association the existence Paul in the real world.

Before reaching his final destination you will witness flaws galore and ridiculous predicaments. You will not see contrition. No embellishments and very little heart-string manipulation. There are a quite a few running themes amongst the pages, optimism, faith, music, travel, love, writing and vomiting. 😉

I truly expect many of you will enjoy this refreshingly honest life-journal.

One last point I have learned, ‘expectations often lead to disappointment’, so please read the samples available before purchasing.

Thank you for your interest, kind regards PDL.

HERE ARE BOOKSTORE LINKS…
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FG56P08

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG56P08

AUTHOR PAGE…
http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Paul-Douglas-Lovell/e/B00JNCWASQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1

HERE ARE SOME REVIEWS…
http://powerpuffgeezer.webs.com/book-reviews

Memoirs – Advert – Book

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Paulyanna International Rent-boy is a first person account of an impetuous working-class young lad with aspirations.

Freeing himself from the constraints of an impoverished childhood, Paul arrives in London eager to take control.

Circumstance, the bane of all, was determined to make a victim of him. A lost train ticket left him stranded in the capital. Paul then makes a snap decision that steers him down a rather dodgy path.

Prostitution was never regarded as a lowly profession by a descendant, like Paul; it was in his blood. Uneducated, with a lofty notion to become a writer, he wasn’t qualified to follow dreams.

Throughout his lucid and murky wanderings, he proceeds to obtain experience, education and wealth, sharing with the reader his career journal which is written plainly and without embellishments.

HERE ARE BOOKSTORE LINKS…
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364165

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Paul-Douglas-Lovell/e/B00JNCWASQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1

HERE ARE SOME REVIEWS…
http://powerpuffgeezer.webs.com/book-reviews

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NEXT YEAR I will try to work out what Tags & Categories do.   You’d think after a year of posting everyday (bar one) I’d have figured it out.      ANYWAY hope some of you read this just so I can say thanks and, all my best new-yeary blessings to you.   PDL 🙂