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Scamp by James Walton. Free from Smashwords.com Scamp walked across the bridge. There was an old black and white dog waiting. He felt alone and in need of a friend. He needed to explain to someone. The waiting dog seemed friendly. He told the story of his short life. The old dog understood. This short story was written in the days after Scamp passed away, based on anecdotes of Scampâ€™s short life. This edition has been updated and re-authored
THAI DIAMOND STORIES
Rough Diamonds by Robert Bell. $.99 from Smashwords.com Part One of 'Thai Diamonds'
Somrot Weangmakham is persuaded by his brother to go and work at Diamond Boys when it opened. He agreed on condition that he only did the shows. Surit told him that going with customers was not compulsory, but that he really needed some help to get the shows started. Somrot, â€˜Rotâ€™ as he was known, was not worried; he just did not want his brother to know. He knew the rough end of the trade, but that was a secret. â€˜Ritâ€™ could never be allowed to know what had happened in Bangkok. There is something about the Diamond guys, whether it is fresh faced Run, straight from the village, or Cap who had done his round of the bars and a bond would tie them. They endure all that Pattaya has to throw at them, including death and rape. They come through it all stronger, harder and more determined.
Diamond Fellowship by Robert Bell. $4.99 from Smashwords.com Part Two of 'Thai Diamonds'
The guys are back and on a mission. Keng completes his task of helping his friends find their futures and is finally free to move on. As friendships are renewed, the Diamonds set down a path that will see them change the face of Diamond Boys, and Pattaya. They gain revenge on some of those who crossed, exploited and abused them in their youth. To get there they have to work undercover for the police to expose a side of Thailand a lot of them were once part of, the side the Thailand where they lost their innocence. In many ways it was all for Keng, their soul mate, who started young and died at 20.Rot finally declares his feelings, ones that he has hidden from everyone but Mike and, together with Run, leads the Diamonds towards the bright future.The pivotal event in the Thai Diamonds books is Ritâ€™s night at the Hilton.
Facets of Thai Diamonds
Facets of Thai Diamonds by Robert Bell. $4.99 from Smashwords.com The Thai Diamonds trilogy concludes in Facets of Thai Diamonds. We finally discover what happened in Bangkok when Rot went to work there aged sixteen. The first facet is a story of innocence lost.Mikeâ€™s family arrives for a Christmas that will lead to life changing events, particularly for Scott. But for some, their future is not with Diamonds. Some guys just seem to self destruct. Keng finally achieves his goal, and his spirit moves on, but not without drastic effects and a big cost to the fellowship.They face new challenges as Diamond Productions has a success on their hands and when Scott spends the summer working on college projects; it seems destined that they will have an even bigger success.Peter and Ivan reveal how their innocence was taken in Russia, and how they came to be living in Thailand.Robert reveals eight facets of Thai Diamonds in this concluding book as the Thais put their former lives behind them to take on the best that Pattaya has to offer.
Final Closure by Robert Bell. $4.99 from Smashwords.com Life continues for the Thai Diamonds. Paul Swift retires and plans a peaceful life in Thailand. No pressure, no faces from the past, and no more snow. Until he recognizes someone. A face that represents unfinished business; a face that brings his time in Germany back to the fore; a face that makes him reconsider retiring to Pattaya.As he digs deeper, he finds his foes from Germany are back up to their old tricks, and some new ones. Itâ€™s time to put a spanner in their works. He calls on old friends to help, and in the course of his self imposed mission, makes new ones.To understand what happens in Pattaya, you need to understand what happened in Germany almost twenty years earlier. Paul is looking for closure on events in Germany. Can they finally get to the truth that had eluded them? And will closure, if obtained, be what he expects?Whilst the fictional Pattaya that Robert created in his earlier books may be familiar, Final Closure is about retribution and revenge.
The Fifth Man
The Fifth Man by Robert Bell. $2.99 from Smashwords.com Paul and Frank thought with the death of Matthias, they had Final Closure. But they realized they were missing someone, the mastermind. They didn't believe they had everyone, and no one was talking.
The Fifth Man is a sequel to Final Closure. Paul and Frank look for the the puppet master.
Meanwhile, Chai has his new job and sets up his new undercover team. They find the first cases are not only linked, but linked back to the Matthias case, and further to early Thai Diamond History.
Diamond Detectives cut their teeth on new cases, but everyone wants the Fifth Man. The problem is, even though they become certain of who it is, how do they prove it in a court of law. Karen suggests the Bratislava solution.
THE CRUZ SERIES
Filipino Cruz by Robert Bell. US$1.99 from Smashwords.com Simon wants to put things right with Ace. Except Ace is Cruz. He travels to Manila in the hope that he can meet Ace and Leonardo. Talk, and put aside the ill feeling he feels. Part as friends. Or learn he had been right a year earlier and leave for ever. He wasnâ€™t sure why, it seemed the right thing to do. He wasnâ€™t prepared for what happened, as he created a chain reaction where people found love, and redemption. Where others couldnâ€™t accept things. As a family is broken apart, people find love. Even if the new relationships start to screw their minds.
Thai Cruz by Robert Bell. US$1.99 from Smashwords.com Cruz and his friends face surprises when Simon takes them to Thailand. They meet Nut in Pattaya, but Luke is still lurking in the background and causing problems. The guys form a new friendship and observe the differences and similarities in their lives in the bars and their beliefs. They return to Manila knowing they have to solve the Luke problem, permanently. Simon has a potential solution.
ISAAN BLACK MAGIC
Run Away from The Tiger, Face The Crocodile
Run Away from The Tiger, Face The Crocodile by Robert Bell. $0.99 from Smashwords.com Martin headed for Thailand, leaving behind his former, self destructive, alcoholic self, James. The last person he expected to see was Rene, especially not one who had descended into drink and drugs. Together they headed for a temple to be cured of their addictions. The temple wasnâ€™t a temple. The big question was whether Isaan Black Magic could cure them. Would the Master succeed?
The Sesame Seed Burns Before The Cashew Nut Cooks
The Sesame Seed Burns Before The Cashew Nut Cooks
by Robert Bell. $1.99 from Smashwords.com Sean chose Thailand for his summer travels based on availability of sex, but not expecting to meet anyone like Tam. He definitely wasnâ€™t expecting to get involved in Black Magic rituals. Tam and Sean realise, before itâ€™s too late, that a sesame seed burns before a cashew nut cooks. But only after Tam learns that a long time friend has been a conman all along. But what is important is the future.
THE AMSTERDAM SERIES
Life For Rent
Life for Rent by Robert Bell. US$0.99 from Smashwords.com Graham heads to Amsterdam for a well earned holiday. On his way to dinner he spots a bar. Within an hour he has taken a boy to a room. Before the night is over he has had sex on stage. Within a week he has a new career and a boyfriend. His days at McDonalds are over
Holiday Weekend - Life For Rent 2
Holiday Weekend by Robert Bell. US$1.99 from Smashwords.com
Graham and Guillaume from Life for Rent are back, and itâ€™s a holiday weekend in Amsterdam. The bar is busy and they have customers to service. Itâ€™s two months since they got together and life is treating them well.Itâ€™s busy and they are worked continuously. They consider making a porn film and start to think about their future. Events on the last night will make them reevaluate their priorities.
OTHER SHORT STORIES
Clash of Wills
Clash of Wills by Robert Bell. $0.99 from Smashwords.com
When informed his father had died, Ray knew he had to do the right thing, even though they'd not spoken in years. Determined to face his demons, he returned to his father's adopted home in England, only to discover the realities weren't as he'd imagined and that a world of new problems had to be faced.
Liam by Robert Bell. US$0.99 from Smashwords.com Liam is in to humiliation. He has found a group who promise to give him what he wants. He agrees terms and travels half way around the world to meet them. He finds promises broken as rules are broken but lasts the three days, determined not to be broken and to be free again. Then he is given the chance for revenge. For the first time this slave turns and draconian revenge is gained.
Brad by Robert Bell. US$0.99 from Smashwords.com
Brad is being a pain and Tyler has been given two weeks to sort him out and get him acting like part of the family. Tyler liked the idea of training his stepbrother, and had been given carte blanche by his father. His step mother didn't care how Tyler got Brad sorted.