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Length: 344 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them - all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Until the one day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Paperback | Kindle book

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About the Author

I've read what many other fiction authors have written in this section with dismay. I get the feeling many believe they are applying for a job. 'I'm a thirty-eight year.. I grew up in a small.. I have two.. I studied at the University of.. - blah, blah, blah.'

None of that matters. As a writer, I have a job already - to entertain my readers. That's the minimum requirement. The ultimate achievement is to enthrall, beguile and compel them to want to keep on reading my words.

A fiction author uses words and order to create a sketch; a framework for the reader's imagination to fill-in and give color to an imaginary scene. The background and experiences of the author should have minimal bearing on this two-way creative process. With my fiction, it's 100% about enjoyment.

Everything comes from the imagination: to suggest otherwise would lead people to conclude that someone like a Koontz must surely be a psychopathic killer, or a Wilbur Smith must have killed a thousand lions with his bare hands, or J.K. must have wizards in her garden, to be able to write the incredible works that they create.

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  • File Size: 1064 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Butler (June 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KVQR2B8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Everything I write is fiction... except the true bits.

I have a new book coming out - "Buy Me a Dream". I'd love you to nominate it for a KindleScout publishing contract by clicking the "Nominate me" button on this Amazon page:
https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/LTN617W0QM9

You get a free copy if it is accepted, and if you email me when you nominate it, I will make sure you get a free copy even if it isn't accepted. pete@peterbutler.net (this offer is only available for a few more days)

About me? - You really don't want to know. Trust me, you don't... I actually think this is a trick question to sort out the authors who will boringly list statistics about themselves and in doing so identify themselves as people with brains so wrapped in the mundane that they couldn't possibly write an entertaining novel. No, It's a trick. I'm not going to fall for that. Seriously, how many people need to know the biography of a screenwriter or film director before they will see one of their movies?. All you need is the movie trailer. Or in my case, the first 5 to 10 minutes of the book to know if we mesh.

In the true spirit of the question, which is to help algorithms define me, I am prepared to say that I'm the same as you, probably. Except that most of my readers are female, so, there's one possible difference. I used to be average height, but now I'm small (what the hell are they feeding people today? - 6'6" used to be a giant, now they're short-asses.) I'm incredibly smart and astoundingly stupid - I'm very sensitive in a rude and arrogant way - I detest hypocrisy, I love, love - I'm incredibly boring, and a lot of fun - my body is getting older, but my mind is getting younger - I adore beauty, and I'm fascinated by imperfections, but too many scare me by teaching me that I have no right to complain. I like to complain - I don't like what the people running the world are doing to it. I prefer to write rather than talk, as my mind spits out too much "stuff" too quickly - most of it is rubbish, of course, and my mouth can't keep up with it, hence my preference for writing, which allows for the thoughts to be edited. Sadly, a lot of rubbish still gets included - this is a very good example, and I am trying so hard. You can tell, can't you?

So, now you know me like we've been besties for years, maybe even slept together, certainly fooled around... No... that's not true. You don't know me, but you don't actually want to - I'm just one of the 7.3 billion people walking around out there... somewhere - trying to make the best of it, in my case by writing books to hopefully entertain you.

Did that answer the question adequately? I didn't think so. But then neither would a resume of my achievements and a description of my life. But this might help you understand the process I use to put the words together...

***

It may be fiction, but that doesn't mean you're not in it. Even if I don't know you, there is a chance I walked near you once; I noticed your hair, your mouth, your shoes or your "something". I watched the way you ate that sandwich, carried your handbag or how you secretly squeezed your partner's backside. Perhaps I overheard you talking - arguing, maybe or laughing at a joke or a distant stranger's misfortune.

Even if you are the silent invisible type who always ducked your head at school when the teacher was about to pick a student to read aloud to the class. Especially you - you have a story. A hidden story that you have bottled-up. I want to devour it. And my eyes can see it. You have fooled the others - but not me.

Silent observations blend into a montage that solidifies into an entity that is given a name. Not yours. Never yours. But a name that sounds like the name of someone who would do the things that you do. And I do know what you do. I see it... everywhere.

Writing is an affliction that condemns the poor sufferer to form a relationship with a keyboard and a monitor, making friends and enemies - literally. And then, trying to find ways to make love to them or kill them or break their hearts. To lead them on, only to crush them just so you can make it better at the end. Or, make it even worse, if that works better.

Do not ever form a relationship with a writer. It can only end in tears. Or laughter, or heartbreak, or... in a way that will be different. That's important. But ending - that's the essential part. Then you can start again. A new page - a blank page. Now, that's exciting. I can go anywhere I choose - until the characters take over and demand to tell their own stories.

Crazy, eh?

When I write a book I'm looking for an original story that captivates me. I'm not following a recipe, formula or rule book. I absolutely detest the concept where authors choose their category, then write to it. To my mind that is the tail wagging the dog - marketing that dictates a book is pigeonholed as a Romance, a Thriller, a Contemporary Adult, a Coming of Age story, etc. My books are all of that - none of that, and much, much more. Because that's what real life is. I write textured stories that, hopefully, combine life's highs and lows and gives you, the reader, something fresh on every page. To put it another way, I am doomed to never find success because the marketing machine has no hole for me to be placed in. I'm writing in an era that ended about five years ago.

I would love you to give one of my books a try. I write with one purpose in mind - to entertain my reader. And, yes, you will find the occasional piece of low-key mommy-porn, but it is there because the characters demand it. Obviously, we all have different ideas of what is entertaining. But, if you like the movies Richard Curtis and Nancy Myers make; full of believable humor and real-life situations that evoke empathy, then you are the reader I'm focusing on. (Apologies for using the movie reference, it was easier than trying to list some recent books.)

The beginning of "Buy Me A Dream" can be read on my website: www.peterbutler.net

All the best, Peter

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I don't know which character captures your heart more in this endearing tale. Garrett & Sunny is the charming tale of a well-off-to-do man named Garrett. Up until now Garrett's life has been pretty normal, but things take a drastic turn for the 'different' when Garrett wakes up after a pretty intoxicated evening to discover some women's items in his room. The kicker? He has no idea who they belong to... well, until he meets Sunny; the quirky and beautiful girl who's pretty sure she gave up her v-card to Garrett- even though Garrett can't remember it. As if that piece of information isn't enough to sink in, over the next two weeks Garrett's life continues to get more and more absurd. His sweet little old grandmother sends him off to Australia where he embarks on a journey to keep oil companies from destroying the homelands and culture of the aboriginals. With the help of an ancient aboriginal man (who seems to be stuck in some kind of time continuem) he may either discover his purpose in life... or not.

This laugh-until-your-gut-hurts tale is literally one of a kind. Between every quirky and crazy character introduction, I found myself more and more curious of where in the world this charming tale was headed. Not a single chapter passed by where I wasn't reeling in laughter. Author, Peter Butler, brought Garrett's story to life in hilarious detail. Even amidst the drama, the plot twists, and the scenery changes- Garrett's crazy little tale kept an upbeat mood that made it a totally enjoyable to read.

Sunny's character captured my heart right from the beginning. With her 'Zoe Dechanel' essence I feel as though almost all twenty-something year old girls will adore her.
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Travel, romance, comedy, emotion, and intrigue…what more could you ask for? These are just a few of the things this talented writer has laced throughout this story that will captivate you and leave you wanting more! The characters are so enjoyable and eloquently woven into this tale that will touch on all of your emotions, which I just loved! I didn’t want to put the book down and nearly finished it one evening. I was entertained and really enjoyed every aspect of the book. The author Peter Butler really won me over in this well written piece, which I highly recommend!
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This author’s style of writing had me doubled over in laughter throughout this book. With every situation Gary finds himself in (whether self-inflicted or unintentional) I found myself getting pulled more and more into the story. The journey these characters go on is both hilarious and poignant, a fun depiction of self-discovery. This is a story of love, finding answers, and finding your purpose all while traveling between England and Australia - two amazing countries. Be prepared laugh and get sucked into this book for the next few hours.
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I came across Garrett and Sunny while looking for a fun interesting read that would be able to capture my attention. I am so glad I did. The author came up with a wonderful plot that kept me guessing what was going to happen with each turn. The characters were lovable and so much fun to read about. This is one of those books that really had it all, adventure, suspense, tons of emotion, and a good bit of humor as well. I will surely be checking out more books by this author soon.
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The core of this story is the dynamic between Garrett and Sunny, their sexy games, and the flirtation that starts “backwards”, after a one night stand of which Garrett has no recollection (and apparently resulted in Sunny losing her virginity... allegedly).
Written in the subjective first-person perspective, the story is told through Garrett’s viewpoint. The chosen narrative works outstandingly well mainly because of Garrett’s personality. His quirk remarks and occasional double entendres made me laugh out loud (I don’t recommend reading this book in a place where you are expected to be silent...). The multiple meanings explored through the protagonists’ inner reflections and dialogues are a testimony to Peter Butler’s understanding of the polysemy concept, which was a grateful surprise.
The changing of setting from England to Australia brings more depth to the story. When Garrett finds out about a mining company named Plutarch drilling in the outback and polluting the billabongs, and as a result hurting the aborigines’ way of living, he is determined to help saving them.
Overall, if you want to read a grown-up love story, laugh and learn a lot about the Australian outback in the process, this is the book for you. 5/5 stars.
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A enthralling hilarious read! I devoured this book and still wanted more! The characters are developed very well, with a story line that has many twists and surprises. The author creates vivid imagery and I loved the interweaving of Australian and British culture. The humour has substance and adds colour to the depth of the story line very well. The story did really well to keep me hooked (so much so that I actually finished it after a couple of days!) If you're after a romantic adventure comedy, this book really does tick all the boxes (and then some!) Highly recommended.
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