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TITLE
Serene Sarah
AUTHOR
Heather Taylor
DESCRIPTION
The piece 'Serene Sarah' is an emotional piece about the tender topic of Anorexia. However it is not sentimentally written and is, hopefully written with empathy. The topic of anorexia, although prominent in the storyline, is not the only topic and the great friendship between the main characters should also touch the hearts of it's readers. [First few chapters]
READERS' REVIEWS
"I would be most grateful for any comments both positive and negative as long as they are honest." -- Author
"Very believable and moving. I was hooked." -- Pravin Jeyaraj, Sutton, Surrey, UK
"Good story, well written." -- Bridget Faith
"Haven't read it all yet. But what I have read, what truth. It is society who has created Sarah and then rejected her. And how should she know how it started, and she will never be happy no matter what weight she gets down to. Well done Heather." -- Kim

"WOW what a good true story, I can understand Sarah's story cause I am suffering from anorexia too and that is why I had to read it. It has made me think and brough tons of tears in my eyes. A lot of the stuff I can really relate to and is it a true story? Like the demon voices and counting cals all the time and I have never read much which involved the friend it is always the person with an ed that tells the story and I thank you!" --  Zggy, Devon, England
"In all reality, I don't think your story sustained the level of excitement in order to truly capture (split infinitive language there, and for that I apologise) the heart of readers. Although I am sure it is very popular with most teenage girls, undoubtedly concerned with weight, I found it burdensome to really get into he story. It also lacks a little with imaginative description. Realism may be an important part in your story, but being creative is essential today. I liked your style a little though, it's a brief usage of "Hearts in Atlantis, Steven King genre. Good attempt!" -- Landicor, Berkshire, England
"A powerful story that touched my heart.  It was so real and yet I was able to feel Joanne's grief.  It's a horrible fate for anyone and my sympathy is out to anyone who has to bear the pain of being anorexic, and even more to dealing with anorexics.  It has truly changed my thinking." -- Nicola, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, USA
"A heart warming true classic. A story everyone should read to themselves and thier families." -- Kaitlyn Tarence, Chowchilla, California, USA
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1998 Heather Taylor
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 1999
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TITLE
Revolt of the Innocent
AUTHOR
Francesco Adamo
DESCRIPTION
About poor children in Palermo who take up arms against cruel adults. [First chapter]
READERS' REVIEWS
"A gem. Works at two levels. Just brilliant really. But author should avoid cliches like 'scalding sun', 'blinding glare', 'wise beyond years','heart of pure gold', etc." -- Earl Carter, New York, New York, USA
"Needs serious revision." -- Logan
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1998 F Adamo
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 1999
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TITLE
Five Fingers
AUTHOR
Richard Williams
DESCRIPTION
It is a story based on obsession to succeed. It is a thriller with suspense, torture with romance, love and a touch of comedy. The story is based on a successful sales force where everything is fine until interference into the lives of men by the demands of women. When these demands affect the profits, the women disappear -- all that is left is a sick memento -- their wedding finger! The story does contain graphic sexual and horrific details so is only suitable for adults. The search for the maniac involves a catalogue of misconceptions, unfolding relationships and emotions before a tense final chase to the "monster's" den and the depths of his mind. The final question is -- Who is stronger, man or woman?
[67,500 words, 40 chapters, rated R]
READERS' REVIEWS
"Wow!! What an erotic, funny and thrilling book. Brilliant, couldn't put it down." -- Judy, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
"Rough and Ready!, But thrilling, funny and unputdownable. Someone should publish this." -- Nick, Manchester, UK
"Dynamic, what a fabulous read, this must be published" - this author has touched my soul, my heart, and moved me to tears -  BRAVO!!" -- Marianne, Australia
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1998 Richard Williams
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 1999
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TITLE
Taming Sophie
AUTHOR
Martine Hayes
DESCRIPTION
Two fun loving, young girls from Glasgow win a weekend for two in the bright lights of London. Nothing could be more exciting than the thrill of the roulette. Nothing could be more satisfying than finding the man of your dreams. Nothing could seperate them, until now. Nothing could be more frightening, than when it all goes wrong. Forced to become a fugitive, Sophie has only one mission, to go home. This is the story of her survival This is a story of friendship, a story beyond sacrifice. This is the story of: Sophie and Sarah. This is a non-fiction novel.
[33,300 words, 15 chapters, rated R]
READERS' REVIEWS
"What a story!!!! Has this been published? Poor Sophie, Poor Sarah. I cried for them both. EXCELLENT!!" -- Valerie Wallace, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
"Terrific start, with questions galore to hold tension. This should be a fine book in print. Thanks." -- Erika, Mount Vernon, Washington, USA
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1999 Martine Hayes
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 1999
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TITLE
Madman
AUTHOR
Michael Wolfe
DESCRIPTION
A suspenseful story about a psychopathic madman who escapes from a prison. It is not a slasher story, but it is about a serial killer. He returns home to go after the children of three jurors and the judge who put him away. [2,950 words, first chapter of novel in progress]
READERS' REVIEWS
"A very descriptive, detailed, introduction to what looks to be a good story." -- David Anderson, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1999 Michael Wolfe
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
June 1999
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TITLE
ManHeart
AUTHOR
Ronald Coleman
DESCRIPTION
Will my former wife ever come back to me? thinks Clark Hern as he walks along the beach with the sun and wind and waves of the sea as his only companions. “I miss her so much,” he whispers, “so very much. . . .” What does a man do who loves his former wife but knows that it will never be requited? He tries to forget her the best way he can. Clark follows the path of falling into the arms of other women. He finds this unfullfilling. Clark, nonchalantly, asks the heavens for help and to his surprise he soon finds that the heavens respond: an angel appears first as a pink figurine, then as a man. And later in the novel another angel appears to assist the first. There is a woman that comes into Clark’s life, a beautiful woman, a daring woman, a coquette of a woman. She wants Clark’s body but Clark wants more than sex -- desires to find true love, perdurable love, a love that is pure. The desire of this woman for Clark, the re-burgeoning desire an angel has for this woman who was his wife when the angel was a human spirit, and the desire Clark has to find true love makes for a very interesting and thought-provoking novel. ManHeart for your heart. There are love in its pages, philosophy; sexual desire, and a touch of the divine. ManHeart -- a novel for you. [10,200 words, first 3 chapters of novel]
READERS' REVIEWS
"Too long winded, too much unneccessary detail. Too many looked-up-words. This story has no heart, no soul, no feeling. Just words to fill pages. Sorry!" -- Auntyex
"I found ManHeart to be entertaining, but it could challenge one's religious beliefs. The philosophy espoused in ManHeart is new which could cause some readers to discount the book -- out of fear." -- Jerri Blair

"Great writers of the same name. Love it." -- Ron Coleman, Dallas, Texas, USA
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1997 Ronald Coleman
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
June 1999
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TITLE
Claws
AUTHOR
Raihan A Khan
DESCRIPTION
Adventure in search of Sundarban tigers... [2,350 words, first chapter of novel in progress]
READERS' REVIEWS
"It could be a very good beginning. It would be better if it had some dialogue and more showing than telling." -- Jessica, Connecticut, USA
"A good beginning and an interesting premise. Yet, I feel most of this could have more of a storyteller's slant. Instead of "statements" you may want to employ conjuctions and combine actions, etc." --  Erika, Mt. Vernon, Washington, USA
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1999 Raihan A Khan
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
July 1999
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TITLE
The Radcliffe File
AUTHOR
Noel Dolan
DESCRIPTION
Historical fiction based on the controversial murder trial involving Fatty Arbuckle, "The Radcliffe File" is a short story filled with suspense and surprise. An ambitious reporter is out to prove whether or not Fatty Arbuckle really did kill silent film actress Virginia Rappe. [14,450 words]
READERS' REVIEWS
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1999 Noel Dolan
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
July 1999
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TITLE
Splinters
AUTHOR
Louise Friedman
DESCRIPTION
A tale of a child who grew up in the clutches of a psychotic, neurotic mother and unloving father. An aura of mystery surrounds the story which presents as a bizzarre ending as the truth is revealed. The child grows into a mentally ill adult, emotionally disturbed and manic-depressive. There can be no happy ending; only the hope that she will not ultimately commit suicide. [10,750 words]
READERS' REVIEWS
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
1999 Louise Friedman
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
Revised September 1999
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