Monday, 24 April 2017

#DailyGrind from The Chronicles of Han Storm (Sunday - 23 April 2017)


#DailyGrind from The Chronicles of Han Storm (Sunday - 23 April 2017)


      I've been asked to start blogging again on a daily basis if possible. People are curious creatures and want to know what happens in the lives of others.

      #DailyGrind #ChroniclesofHan #HGibson
      Having a hard time adjusting to 'life' as I've completed Chlophilia, a 285,000 word book on the 17th.
      My mind is still on the Creata adventure, knowing that I need to complete the pre-reads for my Alpha reader while waiting for her reply on chapters 99-100, but not feeling like re-reading.
      The editor tentatively started on Limier, telling me he likes the story but the translations are a mess. He battled bravely through a few pages, 700 more to go (and now Chlophilia is joining the stable).   
      Feelings, prevalent things at the moment. Day and night cycles turned around. Writing early morning hours and catching up with website adjustments. Body hurts as it sometimes do. Some scars are worse than others. Healing cycle again.
      Then Han Storm  sweeps me up and I type, type, type. Book 6 of the Creata adventure in the making. Stories untold, Kaleb wanting his story to continue with Leilaka. Return to Leilaka looming as well, so many sections already waiting to be completed.
      How do you eat an elephant? A bite at a time.
      Ooooh! Sunday dinner is ready - cooked with love by hubby chef. I'll stuff myself and see what happens next.
      Words for 23.04.2017 -  approx 500 blogs and marketing + 2750 Creata Adventure (New)

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Leilaka Chapter 2 - The Chronicles of Han Storm Series - H Gibson - Author

LEILAKA Chapter 2

Trying desperately to sort out his befuddled memory, Han is captured. Not understanding the language makes it difficult to determine friend or foe . . .
"

Someone was asking me to wake up.

A familiar face was looking at me.

She had red hair and green eyes.

Her mouth did not move, yet I could hear her clearly.

A weight was pressing on my chest.

I could not breathe.

Panicked, I opened my eyes from this strange dream.


A shadow was blocking the entrance to my little cave.

This was not a dream.

Maybe if I kept still, they would not notice me.

Someone grabbed my foot.

I screamed at the person to let go, kicking out with my other foot, which was simply caught and used to drag me out of the hole.

Blinded by the sudden sunlight, I could only see shadows and light, but was determined not to be taken again.

Kicking and screaming, I yelled at them to leave me alone.

Two more shadows came forward.

My light body was quickly subdued by the man holding me. He simply restrained me by pinning my arms to my sides, lifting me off the ground. My legs could not reach him to inflict harm.

An authoritive voice gave me a command.

I stopped struggling, focusing on the older man.

He talked to me in a soothing way.

I felt I could trust this man.

He came forward. Taking hold of my chin, he inspected my face before asking me a question.

I did not understand his language, so kept quiet. "

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Check out a Living Book this Easter Weekend

Meet the Author

Looking for something fun to do over the Easter Weekend 14 to 17 April 2017 in Kleinmond, Hermanus, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay or Rooiels area?

Why not visit an international author in the Overberg area and book out a Living Book for an hour or two? Time/energy exchange R300 per hour.

H Gibson is the Author of The Chronicles of Han Series. With 1,8 million words in print, and at least five more books in the series still to be published, you may fall in love with Han Storm.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Leilaka Chapter 1 - The Chronicles of Han Storm Series - H Gibson - Author


LEILAKA Chapter 1

Han wakes up from Crio-sleep to find himself in the worst possible situation . . .

"There was nothing but incredible pain. Every breath I drew brought more pain to my body.

Pain.

Breathe out.

Pain.

Breathe out.

I moved my body to a more comfortable position. My left arm and leg were hanging free, a gentle breeze playing over them.

Come to think of it, the breeze was ruffling my hair.

Slowly rolling onto my side, I brought my limbs back towards my body.

Willing my eyes to open and see what was going on, I discovered that I was lying on a narrow ledge.

The movement brought new pains and my nose started to bleed.

Closing my eyes against the glare of sunlight, I managed to sit up, holding my ribs together with my left hand. My right hand did not want to respond.

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Monday, 6 March 2017

The Nayakteale - Excerpt from Saving Leilaka


The Nayakteale - Excerpt from Saving Leilaka

"Hanuman, you are what we call in some circles a Nayakteale, a Prophet, a Servant of The Creator, a Leader amongst mortals" he told me in a tone of voice that clearly stated that I should have remembered this about myself.
"You know that The Creator will never abandon His Children. He will always provide someone to come up with a miracle. Someone who is able to lead them into new ways of being. Someone who can open their minds, make them aware of different ways of existence.
It has always been your function to save the physical, or the spiritual, the intellectual, or any other aspect of Life.
Hanuman! You have always been used as the tool of change, as the servant, as the saviour. And yes, you even had to sacrifice your very life for The Creator's Children to live their lives to the fullest of their capabilities."
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Monday, 27 February 2017

How Han came to Leilaka - Excerpt #SavingLeilaka


How Han came to Leilaka. Excerpt from #SavingLeilaka.


"And Trans-medium Channelings, what happens there?" Habieb wanted to know.
"When a person is a Trans-medium, which is considered a separate psychic gift, an individual relinquishes total control over his or her body for a period of time in order to give another spirit a chance to enter their body and use it for whatever reason, usually to bring a message or specialized knowledge to someone else."
"This is what happened between you and Krish, is it not?" Ishmay wanted to know.
I shook my head in the negative. "No. I am not a walk-in. Krish had already left his body by the time I was placed inside of it. His body was basically dead but my entry had revived it and I therefore took command over his body."
"You said 'placed' inside of it" Habieb stated, a confused expression on his handsome face. "I always thought you took Krish's body over. Was it then not your decision to come here?"
I saw what he was thinking about . . .

. . . two boys on a beach after a fight over a hunt. The one's illusion of his friend being an invincible, perfect god, shattered; the other, knowing that being here was not his choice.
"I know you think I am perfect in every way possible, but I am not, Habieb" I told my disillusioned friend.
He wore a pained expression on his face, real sorrow showing as he concentrated excessively on tying his laces.
"I might be this mighty invincible Soul when not contained in a physical body" I told him softly. "But here I have taken the body of Krish that had been created totally Human in all respects. This body had been occupied by a native Leilakan Soul. It had not been specifically manufactured for me.
Here I am as mortal as everyone else, subjected to the rules of third dimensional physical life on this Planet.
I still struggle to cope with simple things you take for granted. Sometimes I battle to come back after having left this body, praying that it would start working when I return to it."
I stood up, walking a few steps towards the sea, running my hands through my hair before turning back to him where he was watching me with an intense expression on his face.
"The Universe knows I do not belong here!" I stated, upset with this world, upset with the mind-set of these people, thinking me a Saviour, and all I wanted was a normal life!
Habieb just kept on staring at me, as if I was the insane one for not understanding what they saw in me.
"But you are here now, helping us" he said. "If you did not want to be here you should not have come."
It was a simple statement that made me mad as anything.
"I KNOW!" I shouted at him, turning back to look out over the sea.
"I know" I whispered to myself.
I had given up my life in the Universe of Kraita to be here, and now I get upset because people acknowledge who I truly am. They would expect me to be perfect. They would expect miracles from me.
I was not yet where I had to be. I was not yet all that I needed to be.
"I will become a better person" I stated as much to Habieb as myself . . .

And now I was almost there. I felt it in every upgrade that terrorized my body with agonizing pain impulses.
"Yes, Habieb. I was initially not aware who I was and I had no choice in the matter of coming here, even if I thought I had some say, I really did not.
Servants do not have a choice in where they are needed to serve."
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Sunday, 12 February 2017

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SAVING LEILAKA

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SAVING LEILAKA


Official Launch of Saving Leilaka in Cape Town - So proud of myself. This is my 7th book in print and the 5th of The Chronicles of Han Mega-Sagas. Clocking in at 712 pages and 298,000 words, enough excitement to go around for all my readers.
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 Saving Leilaka Launch - First Glimpse of Saving Leilaka - Hot off the press
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 Saving Leilaka Launch - 5th addition to The Chronicles of Han Series
 Saving Leilaka Launch - Michelle Carew Elated Chronicles of Han Fan
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Saturday, 4 February 2017

SAVING LEILAKA: Universal Mission (Excerpt) #ChroniclesofHan

Excerpt from Saving Leilaka -

Han is reminded of his Universal Mission on Leilaka


"And as we have known from the beginning of your arrival here, you had said yourself in the Translations of the Prophesies of Emperor Jamal that, if negativity had been negated, you would rebuild Leilaka into a proper Paradise.
All the People of Leilaka are waiting for this part of the Prophesy to come to pass. They have their attention turned to the area where you reside at all times; they have you in their hearts and thoughts continuously.
To them you are a living deity, Han.
Jamal's Prophesies and the Humans' legends had come alive with your deeds. Within your bond with an unhatched Huracan and your special connection with these mythical creatures, you are undoubtedly the Leader of the Huracan Legions.
You have proven beyond a doubt that you are the Original Dameous by opening the treasure vault, even though there was nothing inside.
The Gobajians know you are one of them, having vanquished the Rogue Lord in front of one of their kin as witness.
You have saved Leilaka and now you must rest and recuperate so you can rebuild her to her former glory."
I did not feel like a god. I felt small and vulnerable, weighted down with the expectation of Nations.
"I just need them to cut me some slack. Can they not understand that I have been to hell and back for them?" I asked, knowing that there was but a handful of people who actually knew the real reasons for me being here.
"No, Han. People do not understand the extent of your sacrifices. They are not aware of all that you do for us.
You know this. It comes with the Universal job description. You should accept who you are and embrace the knowledge that you know that you are more than people think you are.
When you can make peace with this, you will feel a lot better about your life here. You would eventually be able to become part of this world."
I watched my friend with trepidation. If I had truly saved Leilaka, then why was I experiencing this sense of pending Doom?
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Friday, 27 January 2017

Saving Leilaka *** NEW RELEASE ***

Saving Leilaka - AVAILABLE 


The long awaited Saving Leilaka is finally available to the public in pdf, epdf, epub and kindle.

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Saving Leilaka: Launch Date TBA #ChroniclesofHan

Saving Leilaka: Launch Date TBA


Saving Leilaka, Book 2 of The Chronicles of Han, Leilaka adventures soon to be published.

Keep an eye on social media for the launch date!

Saving Leilaka:
Han has to save Leilaka in order to save himself. For the first time in his existence, Han is presented with the choice to stay a servant-god, or become human.  Does Han have enough time to make such a soul-decision?  

Comments from Beta Readers:

"If Han Storm was a cult, Saving Leilaka would surely be the Holy Book."

"Fast, Furious and Fascinating! What a glorious ride!"

"Thank you for taking me on this journey! With every chapter I felt ever more refreshed, rejuvenated and so much more enthusiastic about life."


"I had a lump in my throat as I read the last few pages, realizing how involved I have become! I am there, present and living the story. I celebrate life and death, I rejoice in secrets revealed, I laugh, I cry, I am one of the characters present. I am not separate at all. It is beautiful!"

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Book Sales - A new target audience?

Book Sales - A new target audience?

                By Ronald Gibson

My wife, the author of the Chronicles of Han Storm, and myself were having a discussion about the reason that book sales, be it hard copy or digital, have gone through a cycle of decline, and is now again showing a slight increase.

We looked at more social media personal profiles over a period of time than you can shake a stick at, and came to the following conclusion:
Avid readers seem to be people that are comfortable in themselves and their individuality, not needing the comfort of instant gratification and the feeling of being part of a herd. These individuals appear to have struck a balance between social interactions and the Self, able to enjoy, revel and attain growth in both worlds. These strong individuals were as comfortable in a social setting as they were sitting alone, reading a book. The subject matter of these books they read is also an indicator of their belief in themselves, normally books and subject matter you would not see as what has become mainstream literature.

These individuals would explore and expand their own boundaries by choosing books for themselves not necessarily on the best-seller list. They would not follow the herd by reading books hyped by marketing and the following herd instinct (Fifty Shades of Grey comes to mind), but read books that will not be forgotten in time, be it a novel, science fiction, biography or any subject you wish to choose.

Turn back time to a few years ago when book sales were desperately low. Society seemed to have lost itself in the herd instinct, professionally or in their private lives. Business, industry and the economy seemed unable to function unless it took place as a group, where individuals were seen as rogues. Everything took place around collective meetings, congresses, symposiums, which ironically were headed mostly by these rogue individuals.
Even now our schooling system is geared at encouraging learners to function as a collective instead of collaborating as individuals.
The net effect of this is the collective that degenerates to the lowest common factor, whereas the collaborating individuals aspire to attain higher ideals. The instant gratification provided by social interaction, pictures or video, dancing, boozing, etc pushed the interaction with the self to the background, leaving part of the psyche under-nourished or starving, creating underlying problems of its own.
Slowly people lost part of themselves not associated with the herd. This could be seen in more people becoming less self-confident, unable to interact in some intellectual environments, and totally feeling out of place when suddenly having to function without the herd.

Part of the result was that people in the herd would rather wait for a movie than read the book, in the process losing a lot of what the author would try to impart. People that come across an interesting part in a book tend to review that part, or perhaps set the book aside (pressing pause) to analyse it, reflect on it or make a note. No way you can do that in a cinema, and seldom does it happen when watching a video. The drive for instant gratification does not cater for or allow a deeper level of understanding that comes with reading a book. Even social media messages not containing pictures or moving images like videos of gifs are mostly ignored.

Now that more in society is starting to reject this herd instinct, starting to think for themselves again, causing that that under-nourished part in people to start demanding to be fed with stimulating activities, this in part is reflected in the rising sales of books. Those seem to be the new target market.

This awareness had us look closely to our own marketing and sales, coming to the conclusion that we are definitely not catering to the 'Herd' but to the individual awakened free thinker. Readers are individuals, not faceless numbers in orders and sales. Many of our readers become clients for our Healing Oils and most have given feedback as to how the books, as well as the oils, have changed their lives.

What I find most satisfying is someone coming up to us, or sending us an email, pertaining to this fact. This is reward for hours of labour, of writing and editing and missing out on family time, to see how someone else heals and matures as they go through the process of either reading The Chronicles of Han or using Rejuvinit or Axhilirit Healing Oil Products.


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