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The Magus © 2009 Alex Sumner

Alex Sumner in the UK

Updated Link for UK readers searching for my books on Amazon.co.UK

Alex Sumner’s UK Author Page.

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June 23, 2018 · 10:12 pm

The Magus Trilogy

You have the opportunity to buy my new book , entitled “Eternal Witch,” from May 23rd 2018. Meanwhile, in advance of my new release, I have been updating all my other books, including the first three that started them off the Magus Trilogy.

“The Magus,” “Opus Secunda” and “Licence To Depart,” are published in paperback and Kindle. For more details please see my Amazon Author Page.

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The Magus by Alex Sumner

The Magus - by Alex Sumner

Front cover artwork © 2009 by the author.

Available from Amazon in Paperback or Kindle.

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October 4, 2017 · 9:24 pm

Smashwords – Interview with Alex Sumner

Shock! Horror! Sordid revelations! These are just some of the tabloid-style headlines which have nothing to do with my “Interview” at Smashwords.com. Instead, you will get fascinating information about my background, influences, my thoughts on the writing profession, and the real story behind my latest book Taromancer.

Smashwords is the website if you want one of my ebooks in a format other than Amazon Kindle. Taromancer will be available therefrom from March 11th 2014 onwards.

For more information, see:

Smashwords – Interview with Alex Sumner.

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Alex Comes To Australia!

G'day, people of Oz!

G’day, people of Oz!

G’day. Those nice people at Amazon are starting up an Australian version of the site, which means that all my fans Down Under are now able to purchase my books! Who knows – if I sell enough I’ll be able to come over in person and visit!

For more details, click this link.

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Tijuana book by Alex Sumner?

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¡Viva Mexico!

Mexico has given the world so many valuable things, such as Tequila, Chili Con Carne, Mescaline, Carlos Castaneda, the Aztecs and Chocolate. Now, by way of saying thank you, my books are on sale there!

Yes! You now have the opportunity to buy my books in Kindle format from Amazon’s new Mexican site. See here for more details.

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A Very British Blog Tour

A Very British Blog Tour 2013

A Very British Blog Tour 2013

Apparently I have been tagged by Maria Savva in a blog tour! I therefore present my own answers to the questions they have been asking.

Q. Where were you born and where do you live at the moment?

A. Essex – I was born in the London suburbs, but now I have moved out nearer to the coast.

Q. Have you always lived and worked in Britain or are you based elsewhere at the moment?

A. Pretty much, except for when I was a student, when I lived for a year in the Netherlands.

Q. Which is your favourite part of Britain?

A. Probably the West End of London, as that is where I often go out to enjoy myself.

The Magus, by Alex Sumner

Q. Have you ‘highlighted’ or ‘showcased’ any particular part of Britain in your books? For example, a town or city; a county, a monument or some well-known place or event?

A. Not as an ongoing theme. I set “The Magus,” my first book, in London because I knew the locations so well. I deliberately set the following books elsewhere to show that the characters were venturing through “unknown territory” both literally and metaphorically.

Q. There is an illusion – or myth if you wish – about British people that I would like you to discuss. Many see the ‘Brits’ as ‘stiff upper lip’. Is that correct?

A. I think it is an old-fashioned concept which, like male-chauvinism, has been or is being rendered obsolete by the rise of feminism. It might have been true before the age of Women’s Lib but it is increasingly not so. I think it is because in today’s world men now have to justify their behaviour to both men -and- women, instead of just justifying it to other men. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of older British men who are still like that.

Q. Do any of the characters in your books carry the ‘stiff upper lip’? Or are they all ‘British Bulldog’ and unique in their own way?

A. I made Detective Inspector Toby Croft, the senior male detective in “The Magus,” like that due to the fact that he is an old-fashioned type of guy.

Q. What are you currently working on?

A. I have recently done a revision of my first novel, “The Magus.” I am also writing a tale about the Law of Attraction (Cosmic Ordering, Manifesting, The Secret, etc), and how different characters get to grips with it in different ways.

Q. How do you spend your leisure time?

A. Conjuring angels, demons, and non-corporeal beings of a morally dubious nature; playing Enochian Chess; indulging in Tarot, Astrology, and related disciplines; and plotting the fate of the new world order with other members of the Illuminati. This is actually more fun than it at first sounds, as they generally hold all their meetings on licenced premises.

I object to you callin' me illiterate! And so does my wife and sister!

I object to you callin’ me illiterate! And so does my wife and sister!

Q. Do you write for a local audience or a global audience?

A. Global. As much as I love my native land, it only amounts to 10% of the potential world audience for ebooks in the English language.

Mind you, I may have harmed my sales in the USA with the title of the story Shall We Kill The President? – some illiterate red-necks did not realise it was meant to be a work of fiction! 😦

Q. Can you provide links to your work?

A. Yes: my books are available in both print and Kindle editions from Amazon. Readers who prefer other Ebook formats may buy them from Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Smashwords.

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Enjoy “The Magus” this Xmas!

The Magus - by Alex Sumner

Front cover artwork © 2009 by the author.

You now have the opportunity to download copies of my first novel, “The Magus” at a special rate this Christmas season! This is a story of murder and black magick and the occult set in contemporary London, and contains authentic descriptions of gruesome occult practices. It is the first book in my “Magus Trilogy.

For the whole of the Christmas Holiday Period – i.e. from now until January 6th 2013 – you can download it from SmashWords, in whichever ebook format you prefer, for just $1 – i.e. 50% off the usual price.

To take advantage off this offer,

Click on this link to go to THE MAGUS on Smashwords.com

And use coupon PS33N at the check-out.

Thanks! 🙂

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Alex Sumner invades Canada! *UPDATED*

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Canada

Oh Canada! You have given so much to the world, such as Ice Hockey, Neil Young, Donald Sutherland, David Cronenberg, *cough* Pamela Anderson *cough*, Canadian Club Whiskey, Maple Syrup, Mounties, Lumberjacks, etc, etc. So to say thank you on behalf of the rest of the world, I, Alex Sumner, am making my books available in your fair country.

And, I am happy to say, Amazon’s Canadian website is now catching up with its American counterpart! As of today, the following of my books are available:

Taromancer

The Magus Trilogy

* Amazon.ca lists these although the Paperback versions are currently (18.12.12) unavailable.

The Demon Detective, and other stories

All Kindle unless otherwise stated.

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