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Length: 412 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1531 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Butler (February 1, 2014)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I74VR12
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid 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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Peter Butler’s expansive novel “Womanhood” delivers surprise after surprise. As a woman reading this novel, I found Lauren’s voice to be genuine, which is a unique turn considering this book is penned by a man. Certain times that is apparent, like when he speaks of her beauty often, yet it fits with the story and is actually a driving force of transformation.
When Lauren lost her father quite suddenly to a heart attack, she had no idea how just how this singular event would devastate her life later. When her mother remarries, it eventually opens a pit of despair for the young woman and leads to events that change everything.
The protagonist is many faceted, something that I find rare when he or she is a teen.
Intense, emotional and well written – this book offers up clever lines and deep thought. What would you do if you found yourself in her situation?
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What a page turner for sure! Womanhood is a captivating romance novel with unexpected twists and turns as the story unfolds. For a young woman, Lauren Hart has heart and she is not afraid to fight for her promising future. With a well developed plot, the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat. Although somewhat surprised, Lauren's decisions demonstrate her power and will heighten her ability to be an unstoppable woman. You will definitely not be disappointed with this book. I look forward to reading more from Peter Butler.
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By Andrew on January 14, 2015
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What a great read from Peter Butler. Butler's style of writing was at a good pace, and there wasn't a boring moment. I thought the scenes were very imaginative with very attachable characters. The mixture of suspense and romance was a great mixture, not too much, and not too little. I would recommend.
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I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. Lauren Hart makes for a likable and well drawn protagonist while the plots twists and turns kept me guessing all the way through. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read
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After reading Womanhood, I had to take a step back and regain my normal way of thinking. This was a very intense book with a reality all its own. With every page came a new challenge, surprise, or twist for Lauren. I would certainly agree with other readers that this book is truly a thriller. The author is a fantastic writer and I can't wait to read more of his work. Butler's writing provides a new perspective that I really appreciate. His character development, plot, and narrative were above and beyond my expectations.
I also enjoyed the fact tat the main character, Lauren, is a 17-year-old, yet it's not a YA book as it does involve some adult scenes. It was refreshing to have a young, female heroine in the genre and hope to see more characters like her. I would recommend this book for sure.
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What an intense and mind tingling thriller. Peter Butler has written an absolute gem. Although it is fiction, it really makes you stop and think what you would do if you found yourself in the same situation as the main character, Lauren Hart. I do not like to talk about the plots of books that I read when I do a review as I would never want to ruin a good book for another reader. But I will say but the storyline is excellent! The author is very good with descriptive wording really makes all of the action in the story come on live in your imagination. There are also a lot of good twists and unexpected turns that truly keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time you are reading. A great book indeed! Five big stars!
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By Anna on February 4, 2015
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What a drama-filled thriller and brain tingle that had me on the edge of my seat from the moment I started reading. Peter Butler has done a fantastic job of crafting an engaging, and over all great story! The storyline is exceptional and really flows quite nicely. There are just enough twists & turns presented and perfectly placed so you really don’t know what to expect next as you read. The main character, Lauren Hart, is very likeable and easy to relate to, so you really form this camaraderie & bond with her plights as you read along and get more engaged. I really was pulling for her. All-in-all I found this to be a great book and well worth putting on your winter reading list! I give it 5 big stars!
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Peter Butler's "Womanhood" is a powerful coming of age story about a teenager who has to make decisions that will affect her for the rest of her life. The protagonist, Laurent Hart, is a powerful young woman who people underestimate. When someone tries to take advantage of her, Lauren fights back in ways that no one could have imagined. She navigates the issue with resilience and determination. Butler does an excellent job capturing the language and mannerisms of the teenage, and the theme of self-empowerment is something that everyone can benefit from. Recommended if you're looking for an inspiring coming-of-age story!
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