WIN a FREE copy of No Ordinary Man

BE IN TO WIN A FREE COPY of No Ordinary Man delivered to you anywhere in NZ. See video for details. Be quick! It closes on April 1st and winners will be notified later that day. PLEASE Share. THANKS

Just send an email to me nicky@how.co.nz with the word YES to be in the draw to win one of these three free copies of my new book. The draw will take place on 1st April, 2019, so make sure you contact me to be in with a chance. The winners will get their book delivered to them free anywhere in New Zealand.

So you have less than a week to email me the word “yes” to be placed in the draw for your FREE book! Best of Luck! See my video about this on Fbk nickywebbernz or watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/17VnZEeqQPU

WIN a FREE copy of No Ordinary Man

BE IN TO WIN A FREE COPY of No Ordinary Man delivered to you anywhere in NZ. See video for details. Be quick! It closes on April 1st and winners will be notified later that day. PLEASE Share. THANKS

Just send an email to me nicky@how.co.nz with the word YES to be in the draw to win one of these three free copies of my new book. The draw will take place on 1st April, 2019, so make sure you contact me to be in with a chance. The winners will get their book delivered to them free anywhere in New Zealand.

Please be assured that my email is secure and your emails address will not be used by another other parties, businesses or individuals. I keep all my readers emails strictly private and secure with Bitdefender security software.

So you have less than a week to email me the word “yes” to be placed in the draw for your FREE book! Best of Luck! See my video about this on Fbk nickywebbernz or watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/17VnZEeqQPU

If you want to participate in the DRAW and live overseas please include which city and country you live in, so I can contact you with freight charges. The book and packaging will be FREE, of course, but you will need to pay for postage (estimated $USA10.00) Thanks.

Sold Out!

There will be more copies of No Ordinary Man arriving in the first week of April. Contact me direct or on my author page on FaceBook nickywebbernz if you want to pre-order. They will cost $20 +$5 for postage anywhere in NZ. Apologies to those outside NZ but you will need to purchase your copy from Amazon.com or .UK, Goodreads.com, Book Depository.com and a number of other online retailers.

Waiting on a new shipment of Books from Amazon.com after selling the first two crates freighted from the USA. All sold out!! Spent a lovely afternoon helping curator, Jenny Scown at Inspirit Gallery in Cambridge yesterday with a bus load lovely Howick art lovers and book buyers!

Reading a couple of short excerpts from No Ordinary Man to a gathering of four Book Club members and locals in Tairua two weeks ago. Sold a whole box load to this group of keen readers of historical fiction. Many thanks to Marilyn Rawlinson and Jan Addleington!
Two great events in the past couple of weeks have sold out all my books!
Two great events in the past couple of weeks have bought up all my books! I will be bringing more copies of No Ordinary Man, to my next speaking engagement to the Focus Group in Tairua on 2nd May. I’ve been told to expect around a 100 good keen readers! I’m looking forward to an interesting and lively conversation with them all. See you there!

In the Deep End – Excerpt

The stark, white-tiled bathroom almost hurt Alex’s eyes as he surveyed the room. He stood clutching the door frame to steady himself. The light bounced off the hard surfaces as he became aware of a faint chemical smell. Tears had welled up into his eyes. He glanced down into the bath again where his wife’s dead body lay. Mila Jones was fully dressed, awkwardly slouched against the cold porcelain. There were no apparent signs of a struggle, no blood nor injury. Her sheer white blouse innocently clung to her breasts and was tucked into the waist of her jeans. Her feet were naked, her shoes neatly positioned on the bathmat.

Somehow the sight of her two beautiful bare feet stabbed him with pain. Something was haunting and isolated about her lying there. She would never walk beside him again. He would never sit on the sofa, gently rubbing her feet as they watched television together while she drifted into a relaxed sleep. He gasped out loud. The sharp loss cut into his very soul. Moments earlier he had tried unsuccessfully to lift her, but in his panic soon realized he needed to call the police. Once his address was established the response was unmistakable.

‘Don’t touch anything!’ The female emergency responder said into his muffled ear. Was it his voice or had sobs and screams already escaped into the room? The painful noise in his head was overwhelming. He couldn’t think. He didn’t know how to explain or what to say. She repeated herself and reassured him the police would soon arrive. He dropped the receiver and strode back to the bathroom. Hoping against cold reality that he had somehow misunderstood. Mila couldn’t be dead. He carefully walked towards her again, her mouth, slack-jawed, a gas mask shoved half over her head. He had pulled it from her face and pushed it back over her long dark hair which straddled the rim of the bath. He felt her neck for a pulse again, his fingers concentrating their efforts to pick up a heartbeat. Nothing. A gas canister and rubber hose lay slumped on the tiled floor. Suddenly the full realization of her death slammed into his consciousness.

What Men are saying …

No Ordinary Man is proving to be a good read for both men and women. Although men are less likely to write a review, they do contact me directly. Here are two men’s comments in the past few days:

“A powerful book. Some do it hard.
I’ve always felt very fortunate to have not had to fight in a war, what a terrifying thought. Although I’ve read a bit about the war, your book is my first Kiwi perspective of it, a refreshingly different view very powerfully portrayed from a personal perspective. Excellent” 10/3/19

“Hey family and friends, this is worth reading. Long time since I’ve read a book without putting it down. Five stars plus from me.” 7/3/19

Please share with your contacts. THANKS everyone.

Check Out What Readers are Saying?

Five Star Reviews on all the key platforms for this New Book – No Ordinary Man

Befriending a literary character

February 23, 2019

Dr A Risenberger  Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

I started this book with doubts, as it dealt with war. Then I totally got absorbed with the main character Mick, and waited eagerly every day for the time to read. During the days I hurried things through as I wanted to get back to Mick-and-Moira.
Now that I finished the book, I feel so lonely, I miss them. I hope that the author writes more, what a reading pleasure.

FROM AMAZON. UK

February 18, 2019

Sonja Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Fascinating true story 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this amazing story. It is incredibly well researched and beautifully written. The characterisation is brilliant. No Ordinary Man describes the life and innermost thoughts and emotions of a war hero during his years in military service and how it affected his life after the war. It captures the atmosphere and situations he was in so that I had a picture in my mind throughout and felt I knew the characters. It describes the life of a cross dresser with great sensitivity without sensationalism. I highly recommend this book; it has a fascinating story and makes you appreciate what the young men went through to keep our country safe.

February 26, 2019

Berni reviewed No Ordinary Man and Rated

A great read and a hugely successful first novel. 

I really enjoyed getting to know Mick. His struggle with cross dressing probably had a greater negative impact on his life than the war did. The detail in the book has been so well researched and Mick as a person came to life for me. What a great first book.

From Goodreads.com

18 February,2019

Carmen Sharrock rated

No Ordinary Man was a book outside my usual reading genre. Despite this, it only took a few chapters for me to drop into the zone of investiture. And I had to keep on reading … from the brutalities of war, to the tenderness of enduring friendships and unusual alliances, this book gripped me on a number of levels. It ushered me alongside the life of this ordinary, yet (yes) extraordinary man who exited the last page with that ‘twist’ that all good ending novels should provide. Thank you Nicky Webber!

Where did the idea come from?

Many readers have asked me where did the story originate? By chance, I had moved house and was invited by a group of neighbours, none of them I knew, to have lunch. During the lunch I overheard one of them talking to another about her Uncle Mick and his unusual secretive double-life. Also about him being a WWII ANZAC soldier in Egypt, during the Western Desert War. I arranged to have coffee with her and within a few weeks had a bag of old documents, photos, news clippings and one tattered diary.

After interviewing Mick’s niece and reading through the info, my journalistic instincts told me this was a true-story worth telling. She had approached two other journalists over the years since Mick’s death but neither proved interested. But I saw, as a fictionalised narrative based on historical facts, this story was intriguing and would have broad appeal to readers everywhere.

It took two years of historical research and many discussions with his niece to pull the story together. Apart from getting the facts straight there was the dramatisation of the Mick’s life as seen through his eyes, building the character and his relationships. It was tough going living in the head of a 20 year old ANZAC soldier in the Western Desert War!! But I was able to create an intriguing story that would fascinate readers. And so on 26th January, 2019 No Ordinary Man was born on Amazon.

In the Deep End – Cover

Another brilliant design from Pete Brasler who has captured the essence of this NEW contemporary romance to be released in April/May. He worked with several images and took a 5 line brief and translated it into an arresting cover. THANKS Pete for excellent creative work!

Love to hear what you think – does this cover attract your attention. See http://www.nickywebber.com for the back cover blurb too.

In the Deep End Cover

Another brilliant design from Pete Brasler who has captured the essence of this NEW contemporary romance to be released in April/May. He worked with several images and took a 5 line brief and translated it into an arresting cover. THANKS Pete for excellent creative work!

I would love to hear what you think? If this cover attracts your attention or not? The manuscript is with the Editorial Assessor and with three dedicated Beta readers who will all advise on what needs to be edited or amended. Am holding my breath and deeply anxious now! Hope I survive the onslaught – if it’s bad, people – it will only be released in December after a complete rewrite!! AAGGGGHHHhhhhh Start praying for me now!! 🙂

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: