Saturday 30 July 2011

Para News reviewed by top US conspiracy author

Conspiracy author Kenn Thomas has given Para-News a 5 star rating and a good review on Amazon US.

Kenn Thomas writes:
We simply cannot have enough writers like Richard Thomas. As this book demonstrates, Thomas keeps tabs on the "para" world. His interest in the paranormal is Fortean--not just cataloging all the strange critters that science denies exists but putting them in the context deliberately defiant of that denial. And he understands the link to the parapolitical, that is the conspiracy "theorists", in reality the students of things that do not neatly fit into the standard political paradigm, things like assassinations, cover ups and real conspiracies. He does this through interviews with many of the more interesting personalities putting forth such "theories", including the prolific and formidable Nick Redfern and Richard Dolan, the great documentarian of the national security state. The reader cpmes away with the hope that Thomas produces more volumes of Para News, and that he keeps up with his blog work and newspaper reporting. There's a lot to cover...

Thursday 28 July 2011

Cornelia is now on Facebook.

Our novel "Cornelia" now has its own page on Facebook.

"Sceptic at Large" Reviewed on the European Journal

Our book "Sceptic at Large"  by Roger Helmer MEP has been reviewed in the European Journal by Richard Robinson. You can view the July issue of the European Journal on

Highlights of the review include:

Roger Helmer is not a sceptic in the normal meaning of the word: “a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions”. He does not doubt. He is as certain that he is right as the targets of his attack: the Brussels bureaucrats, Europhiles and “climate change alarmists”. Neither is he a contrarian, merely seeking controversy. His positions are based on his well-reasoned response to the evidence that he sees. Sceptic at Large is, then, more a personal manifesto.

Helmer threads a narrative through extracts from his speeches and blogs which gives the book the immediacy of responding to events as they unfold. It also gives the book a sense of frustration, almost exasperation, that others cannot see his obvious truth. 

Helmer takes the opportunity to settle some old scores: with his long-standing rival in the EastMidlands, “Bill Turncoat Dunn” who, having been elected a Conservative MEP, defected to the LibDems and with Hans-Gert Pöttering, the former leader of the EPP who moved to expel him from the Group in the European Parliament.

The real Roger Helmer emerges, like the sun from behind a cloud. He is sceptical about the merits of art, literature, poetry or architecture after the early 20th century and gives us paeans to Edward Burne-Jones (“move over Michelangelo’s David … move over Moan Lisa”), to Lutyens, to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and to H.E. Marshall’s Our Island Story. Are there clues here to his wider world view? He appears in country attire to support the Fernie Hunt Team Chase and at the East Midlands Food Festival praising the producers of Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese.


Wednesday 27 July 2011

Indian Kindles

We have just picked up the news that Kindle is to be launched in India. Given interest in India for one of our promotional videos, we await this event with interest.

Monday 25 July 2011

Video to be used by an Indian University

The video about our book "Hitler's Forgotten Secret Weapon" is to be used by an Indian University as an example of video advertising as part of their English Course.

Thrilling stuff.

Sunday 24 July 2011

Audio Books

We are investigating converting our backlist to Audio Books. If anyone has an opinion on this, please contact us on

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Cornelia - NEW NOVEL out now on Kindle

Can First Love ever by True Love?

A thrilling romance set in Roman Britain that takes the young adult reader to the passionate, turbulent and violent heart of Imperial Rome.

Can First Love ever by True Love?

Born into wealth and comfort as the daughter of a wealthy farmer in Roman Britain, Cornelia has everything that a girl could want. But on the passing of her 16th birthday, Cornelia learns that her parents have arranged for her to marry the son of a local landowner. When handsome army officer Marcus appears in her life, Cornelia finds her world turned upside down.

But happiness turns to despair when Marcus and his regiment are posted back to Rome. Determined to follow her new love to find happiness, Cornelia gathers what little money she has and sets out alone for the great Imperial capital of Rome. In the course of her long journey she will meet adventures and dangers in plenty.

But above all she must answer a burning question: Can first love ever be true love? And she finds the answer in a most unexpected place.

The book has been carefully researched to provide an accurate and convincing portrayal of Britain as it was in the mid-2nd century when the Roman Empire was at its most powerful, prosperous and secure.

About the Author
Jane Jones lives in a rural village in Surrey, near to where the novel opens - but some 1800 years later.

Friday 15 July 2011

Conference Fringe Meeting - update

The Bretwalda Books fringe meeting at Conservative Party Conference will this year take place at 1pm on Monday 3rd October. The event will be outside the security zone, so you won't need a security pass to attend.
More details to follow in due course.

Monday 11 July 2011

New ms received

The ms for our next RAF book has arrived. Watch this space.

Thursday 7 July 2011

Conference Fringe Meeting

We are organising a Fringe Meeting for Conservative Party in October. If you would like to know details contact us on

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Sceptic at Large in Poland

On 2 July Roger Helmer was in Poland presenting a copy of our book "Sceptic at Large" to the leading Polish journalist Patrycja Kotecka.