Category: SUSPENSE

When Will there be a Part 3 to the Ordo Lupus Series?

I have often been asked this and the answer is 5 November!

The Synchronicity Code cover
The Synchronicity Code cover
The Synchronicity Code – Part 3 in the Ordo Lupus is finally here!
It will be only $1.53 until 12 November, after which it will rise to the standard retail price which will be at least $4.99. You can already order copies on Smashwords and Google Play. Here are the links to retailers (you may already be able to buy it on Amazon).

The Synchronicity Code on Smashwords: http://bit.ly/sycswds
The Synchronicity Code on Google Play:http://bit.ly/syncggle
The Synchronicity Code on Amazon: http://bit.ly/amsync

Description
An immortal Greek mercenary abandons his quest to meet Christ in Jerusalem so he can rescue a dying archaeologist.

The mercenary, Zosimyache, is a libertine vampire who travels through time, aloof from mankind. He is looking for absolution but things become more complicated when he finds out that the archaeologist is a werewolf.

With only three days to live, the werewolf persuades Zosimyache to help him rescue his lover, the beautiful but treacherous witch, Georgina, from Hell.

But Zosimyache will get a bigger surprise than he could ever have imagined in the struggle to save Georgina.

A cosmological thriller that will open your eyes and close the book on the Ex Secret Agent trilogy, but Zosimyache’s story will go on…

Grab your copy for only $1.53 today!

Do we have a future?

nuclear bomb mushroom cloudIf we don’t stop destroying the planet and making wars, we have no future.

Read my latest treatise on war, December Radio, when it is published by A-Argus in January 2015:

Based on real events.

February 1945: despite the Allies turning the tide of war, the Nazi’s are almost ready to test their ultimate weapon off the coast of America. A weapon which could win them the War.

Two Dutch brothers are thrown into a chaotic world of spies, traitors and scientists when Arnaud is incarcerated in a concentration camp as a dissident and forced to work on the secret weapon project. Their mother begs his older brother, Carl, to find him and bring him home.

A fascist who loves only smart clothes, jazz and women, Carl disowns his brother. But after witnessing a murder, he is forced to hold a mirror up to himself.

Arnaud is desperate to stop the project. But he is dying, hanging on, hoping his brother will come…

Bargain offers!
The third book in the Ordo Lupus series, The Synchronicity Code, is out on 5 November. To celebrate this the Halloween classic, Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate – Second Edition (the on with the original Secret Codes), will be only 99 cents on 30 October.

And don’t forget that with the release of The Synchronicity Code, you will have all the clues you need to win the $500 Prize offered with the free book Vampire -Find my Grave

Lazlo Ferran Interview

In case you missed it, here is the interview I recorded on 13 July for The Authors Show, in which I talk about writing and Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate:

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Want to hear Lazlo Ferran Interviewed Today?

Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate
Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate

Here’s the my interview, during which I discuss my writing and the Ordo Lupus series in particular.

[UPDATE: CLICK ON POST ABOVE OR ‘INTERVIEW’ IF YOU WANT TO HEAR MY INTERVIEW. IT WAS ONLY UP ON THE AUTHORS SHOW WEBSITE FOR ONE DAY. THIS POST IS LEFT IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE FOR HISTORIC REASONS]

It should just start playing.

Please let me know what you think and share it around. Hop on over there. It’s only up today! (link no longer available)

If the link above doesn’t work, go here:
(link no longer available)

Click on the underlined text next to my name in the short list (5-6) of inrterviews underneath the subtitle Broadcast Schedule.

Then on the subsequent page you will need to click on the correct interview in the grey box near the top (under the list of featured authors), which has forward and back and play buttons, much like a cassette tape deck.

Lotus Free and Attack Hitler’s Bunker down to 99 cents for Independence Day weekend!!

Short post this weekend because I am hard at work on the June Newsletter. This month: no less than 3 chances to win free books and one of those gives you the chance to spend an hour with me onlie for an interview and keep a copy of the interview to share with your friends! There is still time to sign up for the Newsletter here – If you sign up before Friday 10 July, I will send you a copy of this month’s Newsletter. After that, no dice!

Two other things to mention for this Independence Day in the USA:

Lotus: (Enter the Labyrinth - Satan's Fatal Puzzle)
Lotus: (Enter the Labyrinth – Satan’s Fatal Puzzle)

Lotus
Lotus is Free from today 3 July until 7 July at 8am EST.
Lotus is an encounter between a soul and Satan. Satan uses every trick possible to torture the soul, who is reincarnated at Satan’s whim but eventually Game Theory proves the undoing of one of them! Click here to get the deal!

 

 

 

 

Attack Hitler's Bunker!
Attack Hitler’s Bunker!
Attack Hitler’s Bunker!
This wartime thriller has just been accepted for translation and distribution in China so to celebrate, I am offering it in an Amazon Countdown Deal. This means it will drop to 99 cents from 8am on 4 July and gradually climb back up to its usual price of $2.99 by 11 July 12am PST. So hurry because it will only be at 99 cents for a day or two! Click here to get the deal!

Poll Results: Best Vampire or werewolf Acting?

Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire
Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire

Best Vampire or werewolf Acting?

The results are in! I wonder if you will agree or disagree with the people’s choice! Please comment with your opinion or tweet me @Lazlo_F or facebook.com/lazloferran

In first place we have Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with the Vampire.

In second place, we have Salma Hayak as Santanico Pandamonium in From Dusk till Dawn.

Tying for third place, we have Jack Nicholson as Will Randall in Wolf and Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in various Hammer movies.

Did you know?

Interview with the Vampire:

Tom Cruise and all the other vampire actors were required to hang upside down for up to thirty minutes at a time during the make-up application.

Johnny Depp was offered the role of Lestat.

There’s a scene towards the end of the movie where Louis is watching Superman (1978) in a cinema. This scene doesn’t appear in the novel because the book was written in 1976, two years before the film was made.

From Dusk till Dawn:

Salma Hayek did not have a choreographer for her dance. Director Robert Rodriguez just told her to feel the music and dance to it. Rodriguez would later use the same tactic with Jessica Alba in Sin City (2005).

If you look closely, when Cheech Marin is playing the Customs Agent, his name badge says, “Oscar Marin” which is Cheech’s real-life father’s name. His father was an LAPD officer.

Wolf:

Although the film is about a werewolf, that particular word is never mentioned.

Dracula movies of Hammer:

Christopher Lee’s last film for Hammer as Dracula, The Satanic Rights of Dracula was the final Hammer film in which both Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing appear.

Watch out for another poll soon, this time on scifi movies!

Vote: Best Vampire or Werewolf Acting?

Klause Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre
Klause Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre

The vote is open: Best Vampire or Werewolf Acting?

Please vote for your favourite 3 performances. You have 3 votes. Poll closes 5pm, 25 May.

S’il vous plaît voter pour vos favoris 3 performances. Vous disposez de 3 votes. Sondage ferme 17 heures, le 25 Mai.

Bitte stimmen Sie für Ihren Lieblings-3 Performances. Sie haben 3 Stimmen. Poll schließt 5.00, den 25. Mai.

آپ کے پسندیدہ 3 پرفارمنس کے لئے ووٹ ڈالنے کے لئے براہ مہربانی. آپ کو 3 ووٹ پڑے. سروے کے نتائج سے 5pm کے، 25 مئی کو بند کر دیتا.

Por favor, votar por sus favoritos 3 actuaciones. Usted tiene 3 votos. Encuesta cierra 17:00, 25 de Mayo.

अपने पसंदीदा 3 अभिनय के लिए वोट करें। आप 3 वोट दिया है। पोल 17:00, 25 मई बंद कर देता है।

あなたのお気に入りの3公演に投票してください。あなたは3票を持っています。投票は午後5時、5月25日に終了します。

请投票选出您最喜爱的演出3场。你有3张选票。投票结束下午5点,5月25日。

 

Nominate: Best Vampire or Werewolf Acting?

There is going to be another vote; best vampire or werewolf acting!

Klause Kinski in Nosferatu  the Vampyre
Klause Kinski in Nosferatu the Vampyre

Please nominate your favourites in the comments and I will add them to the list. Nominations close 5pm, 18 May. You can nominate by commenting here, tweeting me at @Lazlo_F or messaging me/commenting on Facebook.

Es wird wieder eine Stimme zu sein; beste schauspielerische Vampir oder Werwolf!

Bitte benennen Sie Ihre Favoriten in den Kommentaren und ich werde sie in die Liste aufzunehmen. Nominierungen in der Nähe 17.00, den 18. Mai.

Hier sind meine Nominierungen (in keiner bestimmten Reihenfolge):

एक और वोट होने जा रहा है; सबसे अच्छा अभिनय पिशाच या वेयरवोल्फ!

टिप्पणी में अपने पसंदीदा में नामित करना और मैं उन्हें सूची में जोड़ देंगे। नामांकन, 18 मई 17:00 बंद कर दें।

यहाँ (कोई विशेष क्रम में) मेरे नामांकन कर रहे हैं:

Il va y avoir un autre vote; meilleur vampire intérimaire ou loup-garou!

S’il vous plaît nommer vos favoris dans les commentaires et je vais les ajouter à la liste. La clôture des candidatures 17 heures, le 18 Mai.

Voici mes candidatures (sans ordre particulier):

No va a haber Comentarios otra vez; mejor vampiro o la actuación del hombre lobo!

Por favor nominar a sus favoritos en los comentarios y voy a añadir ’em a la lista. Nominaciones estrecha 17:00, 28 de Mayo.

Aquí están mis nominaciones (en ningún orden en particular):

ایک اور ووٹ ہونے جا رہا ہے؛ بہترین ویمپائر یا ویئروولف اداکاری!

تبصرے میں آپ کی پسندیدہ کی نامزدگی اور میں فہرست میں شامل کرے گا، براہ مہربانی. کاغذات نامزدگی، 18 مئی 5pm کے بند.

یہاں میری نامزدگیوں ہیں

Here are my nominations (in no particular order):

Willem Defoe as Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire (movie)

Robert Pattinson in Twilight (movie)

Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger (movie)

Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula in Nosferatu the Vampyre (movie)

Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire (movie)

Jack Nicholson as Will Randall in Wolf (movie)

Nina Dobrev as Elena in The Vampire Diaries

Kate Beckinsale as Selene in Underworld (movie)

Gary Oldman as Dracular in Dracula (movie)

David Naughton as David Kessler in American Werewolf in London (movie)

Christopher Lee as Dracula (various Hammer movies)

Lina Leandersson as Eli  in Let the Right One In (movie)

WW2 Book Trailer: How much gasoline to reach Berlin in 1943?

I see that BP (British Petroleum) stocks are up in the UK and USA so maybe now is a good time to invest in petrochemicals.

Fuel has always been expensive, and more importantly during wartime, heavy. In September 1943, when the heroes of Attack Hitler’s Bunker! were trying a precision bombing attack on Hitler’s Bunker in Berlin, that latest Hawker Hurricane, the MKII, required all of its 97 gallons of high-octane fuel, 34.5 gallons each in wing tanks and 28 in a small tank ahead of the cockpit, to achieve a range of 600 miles. It could carry 2 x 500 lb canisters or bombs but would barely be able to reach Berlin from Norfolk, let alone carry out the attack and return.

Drop tanks were not yet available for Allied aircraft and in fact even the German Luftwaffe had limited use for them. Not until October, did the first P-47 Thunderbolts arrive in the European Theatre of War, equipped with drop tanks. But P-47s were to big to negotiate the streets of Berlin in the sort of precision attack required to hit the Bunker and the attack had to be made in September.

What could the answer be?

Richard Earlgood comes up with an almost unique solution; piggy-backing the Hurricane fighters on 4-engine Short Stirling bombers. I say ‘almost’ unique because Short had achieve the same thing before the War with the Mayo Flying Boat. In this way, the Hurricanes could, in theory, reach Veluwemeer in Holland, a large body of water, which had a strong resistance presence, from Berlin.

The Stirling could carry roughly the weight of a Hurricane in bombs and, suitably modified, carry a Hurricane on a framework above its fuselage. For the Hurricane, this arrangement would not be unique either. The Hurricat had been a short-lived version of the fighter modified to be launched by catapult from cargo ships in order to defend them against U-boats.

This all looks great on paper to the Air Ministry but, in practice, the fully-loaded fighters prove too heavy for the bombers to take off and the Hurricanes cannot manoeuvre or make the distance with the fully loaded canisters.

So what was the answer?

You will have to read Attack Hitler’s Bunker! to find out!

Here is the Book Trailer Video. I hope you like it! Please let me have your feedback.

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