The one above is not my car, wrong wheels. Nor is the one below that I photographed. It was the one that I tried to collect but mine is the same type and colour.
We purchased a Tesla Model Y All Wheel Drive Long Range. Not the Performance Model. The process has already not been smooth due to Tesla itself and Brent Cross Pick Up location in particular. I won’t regurgitate the pain here, please see the page.
I’ll also be adding details on our existing Solar system of 14 panels generating 3.6kw/h on a good day. We’re adding the Zappi charger we have chosen and our choice of battery if we decide to get one. Still trying to decide on the battery but compatibility and working applications with Solar delivery are critical. Also looking at energy suppliers who fit the combinations with variable charging. Supercharging at Tesla already done. Much cheaper than petrol!
In The World of Fives, Human Beings have expanded into the stars, thanks to the benefits of 7D transportation. Life and planets are plentiful, intelligent life is not. A near Utopian existence for humans is supported by the dedication to various services. The Human Federation policy is one of non-intervention. Observe only, that is the mission of The Interplanetary Geographic Service.
Cathy is an Observer in The Interplanetary Geographic Service. She is observing the planet Fivur, as an exceptionally rare convergence of moons and orbits creates massive tidal shifts on the planet’s surface. Five years into her initial six year mission, with only Ix her Artificial Intelligence system for company, she watches the planet.
Carlo, a Fivurian must overcome the impact of the tides on the planet’s power system, whilst keeping his love, Sello, safe. Meanwhile, Cathy tries to persuade her superiors to intervene, and save the lives of the planets humanoid population. If she can save them, they will need a new home, but Earth’s factions have different ideas. Meanwhile, another intelligent species on the planet the Sharok wait to feast on any human or Fivurian who ends up in the water.
The book is also available from Amazon in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and selected other Amazon sites
Ben Walker, the count, is off the grid, hiding because of what he took. A life in the shadows with covert military operations was terminated. He sought revenge. He tracked down the chain of command. LC is the man who tried to have him killed, but he made an offer to be a different type of hunter.
Now, Walker has taken information and money and gone into hiding. LC wants Walker and what he took. He will take extreme measures to get it.
LC has also disappeared. He is wanted too. The hunters are now hunted.
Helen Lawrence is part of a team cobbled together from the maze of government agencies. They set out to try to find Walker so that he can help find LC, who has also vanished. The team members are not all they seem, and if they do find him, then the real hunt will start. She has her own problems and desires without an entanglement with Walker.
The missing data is valuable. The motives of the agencies are unknown.
The bullets are real.
As well as in Audio format, Counter can also be found in paperback, e-book on Amazon and in translations on other ebook sites
Attempts continue daily trying to hack my web site. On multiple occasions I have approached IP address holder via the WHOIS service to complain and received bland reassurances. An example of the recent IP address is below the table. Once a host has been established from where the hacking attempt is coming from, you then have to fill in the contact form or abuse form for the host company. A few days later you’ll get a bland reassurance back and the hacks continue sometimes from the same IP address. In the table below, I have listed some of these hacking attempts over the last month. I get 50-100 every 24 hours. I’ll probably get more now.
Nothing back from web sites about IP addresses and in last 48 hours 1-3 Aug 2023 I’ve logged over 500 attempts. Waste of bandwidth….
Purpose of Trying To Hack My Web Site
It’s all a colossal waste of time and resources for all parties. Having worked in the cyber security field, I know how much effort this costs for a company and what sort of reward these criminals are after. The databases or monetary ransom from encryption, but again why my site?
I’ve been busy with narrators on creating audio books.
Audio Books Permanent Page
I have added a new permanent page here showing all audio books on a dedicated page. This includes all books both produced and in production. There are also details of narrators and links to sales outlets and retail samples.
If you are interested in creating non-English translations, please let me know or use the ACX platform to contact me. As at June 08, I now have a narrator for To The Survivors, but I’m re-looking for a narrator for Sail Chains.
Missing girls, missing money, missing man, luxury motor yachts, and the people chasing them.
An old MI6 undercover mission to prevent terrorists entering the UK via sex trafficking routes went wrong. The undercover agent is assigned to a new role. A man lost in the shadows manages the hidden finances of the security services but dreams of a better life sailing the Mediterranean. When he runs off he is hunted, but he may have been killed by an organised crime leader. The police are assigned to find him. Two sisters run away to Greece from the sexual abuse of their father. The characters intersect as the hunt commences. Then the security services need to find options to deal with the fallout. The undercover agent now in her new planning role is assigned to trace the missing financier, but a corrupt cop may give them all away.
A novel of writing, lust, storms, secrets and relationships…
It is available in Kindle and Paperback format on Amazon. I have also posted the title available for translation on BabelCube and for Audio narration on ACX
All that is required, by his publishers is to write a fourth book, not like the flop that was his third. His successful first two books bought him fame, some fortune and disputes with his terminally ill father. He wants his son to help with his half-sister. If only her mom, wouldn’t give confusing messages on what she wants; possibly him. A family friend and lawyer will help, as he always has done but there are secrets in his past too.
His new book will be a tale of boy meets girl in his usual elaborate and descriptive style. His agent, wants him to produce it soon but he has his own pressures from his new investors. There might be a movie deal to be negotiated. The new investor is represented by an attractive woman who is infamous for other reasons.
His editor, wants him to finish the book so she can stop his publisher asking for the advance back. She hopes he has written something as good as his first published book. He does too. He needs to concentrate on writing this book not drafting anything else. Old lost, and possible new loves and lusts, keep distracting him. The idle beach lifestyle diverts him as do post pandemic visitors.
Just when he begins to make progress on the last chapters a hurricane approaches his home in North Carolina. If he goes to visit his father, another storm may await in Houston. His neighbor and that family add further complications and secrets that need to be hidden or avoided, especially from the FBI.
I am advertising the translations and existing audio books for sales but marketing is complex especially in different languages!
At the moment I have translations in Spanish and Portuguese for many of my books – see the list here. There is only one translation in French and a couple in Italian. I am looking to expand these and add translations into other languages like German, Hindi, and others. I use BabelCube for translation. The platform allows royalty share and publishes the translated e-book to other platforms not just Amazon which is my main publishing platform for Kindle and paperbacks. I have recently created a French paperback version of To The Survivors – Aux Survivants. The table showing the current book status is at the bottom of the post
For audiobooks I use the ACX platform and I have several projects underway. I have investigated AI routes to create the voices but ACX does not allow such use. I appreciate it takes a lot of time and effort to narrate and produce. Unfortunately, I can only support royalty share on this platform, as well. I know this limits some narrators. ACX titles are published to Audible and Apple as well as Amazon directly.
It is possible to add narration in translated languages, but so far I have not had any offers for this.
If anyone out there is interested in translating (to any language) or narrating please let me know directly or via the ACX or BableCube platforms themselves
Just added a new photo page showing our recent Kenyan Safari and trip. Most of the photos are of the safari continuing my wildlife theme on a dedicated page here. Our trip was with Secret Escapes and is still available here
Some Photos From Kenyan Safari
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