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Songs of Bliss
     

Songs of Bliss

by Clive Gilson
 

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Billy Whitlow, one time "Don of Doo Wop", has survived his days of drink, drugs and groupies, settling now into a more peaceful life centred on his blossoming seventeen year old daughter Bex. Revising for her 'A' Levels, Bex visits Billy one Easter but the longed-for simplicity of father-daughter happiness is shattered one night in a local club.

Billy's world

Overview

Billy Whitlow, one time "Don of Doo Wop", has survived his days of drink, drugs and groupies, settling now into a more peaceful life centred on his blossoming seventeen year old daughter Bex. Revising for her 'A' Levels, Bex visits Billy one Easter but the longed-for simplicity of father-daughter happiness is shattered one night in a local club.

Billy's world becomes one of questions; Why is his daughter in a drug induced coma? Who put her in that state? How in the name of Hell is he going to make them pay?

Songs of Bliss is a real page turner, a real thriller. Here are some of the comments made be early readers:

Well, I’ve finished the book and very much enjoyed it. I think you have written a really good first novel – you have a great turn of phrase: “The jogging-bottom girls are done up to the nines” - which often made me smile and occasionally, laugh out loud. Always a good sign.
Lorna Howarth, Editor of Resurgence & founder of The Write Stuff

I like stories where the hero is flawed and Billy certainly fills that bill. His flaws are what make him human and sympathetic, though, so it works well here. Love the dialogue. Makes this a good read.
Burgio, commenting on Authonomy

Great opening paragraph is followed by some wonderful touching prose. This is a fantastic piece of work and I would happily buy a copy of this.
Carl Ashmore, commenting on Authonomy

Absorbed in this from the first lines. Intelligent writing and thoughtful attention to the characters and plot make this a highly recommended read
Margaret Antony, commenting on Authonomy

This has a very professional touch. I think your characters and the humour they bring to this are phenomenal. This is very cleverly and intelligently structured and layered, the succession of acts is so good. I – REALLY – LIKE – THIS – BOOK.
Famlavan, commenting on Authonomy

Songs of Bliss gripped me from the start - I had to read right to the end. Loved the humour. Impressed by the surprising empathy that I felt for rather - on the face of it - unlikeable characters. Look forward to seeing it in print.
Maighdean-Mhara, commenting on Authonomy

This is the whole package.....I love the cover and was intrigued by the title. Fantastic work. Email me when you're published so I know when I can buy a copy.
Tim Hawken, commenting on Authonomy

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011412738
Publisher:
Clive Gilson
Publication date:
06/24/2011
Series:
Dancing Pig Originals
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
375 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Over the last two or three years I've concentrated on writing shorts for free eBook downloads via places such as the iBookstore, Smashwords and other similar publishers and aggregators. Having broken the 50,000 download barrier earlier this year, I'm now producing larger collections for both print and electronic distribution. These new editions will be joined by new works over the coming months and years as I develop new ideas in both the shirt and long formats. I'm looking forward to getting new work up for you all in the coming months and hopefully we'll get chance to share work, comments, feedback and all that good stuff... Cheers for now, Clive

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