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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Featured Indie Book: An Extra-Ordinary Beginning (A. D. Winch)

An Extra-Ordinary Beginning (A. D. Winch)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Young Adult / Action and Adventure An Extra-Ordinary Beginning by A. D. Winch.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down - needing to know what was going to happen next. The characters are well-written and believable (even if they have super-human powers!) and I enjoyed being taken along on their adventures to different countries. Although this booked is aimed at young readers, it is still a great read for the child in all of us!" - Reader Review

The Book has been self-published via Smashwords and Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 300 pages.

About the Book

In 1947 a UFO crash landed in Roswell, USA. There were no known alien survivors.

Over sixty years later two unique children from very different backgrounds discover they have abilities far beyond the ordinary. Only a secret US agency knows why.

The children, Eric and Ursula, embark on an exciting journey to find the answers. Answers that lie in old space debris scattered across Europe.

Their every move is monitored and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. Will they find the secrets to their shared past? Or will the agency find them first?

An Extra-Ordinary Beginning (A. D. Winch)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] it is really pretty easy to read, and gets gripping as the plot unfolds. I would definitely recommend it for a present for keen teenage readers, or maybe 11-12 year olds who are into reading longer novels. But it's great for adults too as I am 32 and I enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next one." - Sarah Ford

- "This is a gripping book with fast flowing action and twists and turns where you'd least expect them! Behind the scenes lurk the unexpected and the reader is engaged fully in the plot. But apart from the intrigue and the action lies a gentle hand in dealing with childrens' pain, loss and isolation. I recommend this book to parents and children alike; to anyone who dares to be different. School Libraries - you need this one in your arsenal![...]" - Ger (Amazon)

- "What a fantastic read! Engaging from the first page, with a plot that twists and turns as it leads the reader through the story. Going to pass it on to the kids to read now I've finished! " - Dave Gilbert

- "As an English teacher it is always great to come across a book that you know will engage and excite young readers. 'An Extra-ordinary Beginning' has all the key ingredients to do this: a fast-flowing plot with more exciting locations that a James Bond movie; compelling main characters who have universal appeal (it is particularly refreshing to see a savvy, super-intelligent black girl as one of the main protagonists!) and strong themes such as identity, family and friendship that young readers will identify with.[...]" - Sam Pesova

About the Author

Author A. D. Winch
Author A. D. Winch
A. D. Winch, or Antony, is the author of The Adventures of Eric and Ursula and originally from the UK. Eighteen years ago, he left England and since then he has lived in Transylvania (close to Dracula's castle), war-torn Sri Lanka and above the Hadron Collider in Geneva. Currently, he lives in Prague, not too far from a tower that looks like a space rocket and is covered in giant babies.

The idea for The Adventures of Eric and Ursula came to Antony while hiking in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia; they are his first series of novels. Book 1 is out now, Book 2 will be released this month and the final two will come out within the next year.

Over the last fourteen years, he has written, and directed, plays for children that have been performed in the UK, Romania, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Czech Republic.

For an older audience, he wrote the films Seagulls and your baby disappeared. Seagulls was shown at the Brighton Film Festival and your baby disappeared premiered in Prague in 2011.

When he is not writing he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, watching movies, listening to comedy and being creative.

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Link to the Paperback An Extra-Ordinary Beginning with Excerpt on Amazon - UK

Link to the eBook An Extra-Ordinary Beginning with Excerpt on Amazon - UK

Link to the Paperback An Extra-Ordinary Beginning with Excerpt on Amazon - US

Link to the eBook An Extra-Ordinary Beginning with Excerpt on Amazon - US

An Extra-Ordinary Beginning (A. D. Winch)