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Initial post: Dec 28, 2011 2:56:54 PM PST
Phil says:
I started the George Martin and Terry Goodkind stuff but it looked like it was going to get graphic pretty fast. I'm not into putting those images in my head regardless if they are fiction or otherwise. So any recommendations welcome. It need not be the fantasy stuff only. Any good fast paced adventure fiction that doesnt get graphic I would appreciate knowing about if it exists.

Thanks.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 6:44:28 PM PST
Susan says:
Finishing The Bind by L. Filloon. Fantasy adventure, no graphic violence and I believe the harshes word I came across is 'damn'. So far so good, I like it...easy ready and fast moving. Give it a try.

The Binding

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 7:49:42 PM PST
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KLA says:
Maybe give the Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher a try. It's an urban fantasy detective story with tons of action/adventure and some of the later novels are practically non-stop action. It's not all PG rated fare, but I can't recall there being any what I consider truly "graphic scenes". Definitely nothing anywhere near the level of Game of Thrones (which I can/have read but have to be in the mood for).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2011 6:31:08 AM PST
try --- king of Bat'ha --- enthralling novel about Middle East.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2011 6:31:56 AM PST
try novel -- king of Bat'ha --- action adventure set in Modern Middle East

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 6:34:42 AM PST
king of Bat'ha - descriptive summary -
"An American engineer travels to the Middle East to support allied military efforts. Immersed within an Islamic society he undergoes a spiritual journey whereby he examines his own faith in God while confronting his own mortality. A classic, timeless tale of Eastern culture meets Western culture as his only ties to his Western heritage are through the game of chess that he plays in the Filipino community of Bat'ha which is a subdivision of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. This chess playing culminates in FIDE tournaments in Europe. He also explores the diverse lifestyles and religions of the Middle East. These lifestyles, religions, and politics are intermingled and form the essence of the Middle East."

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 6:38:01 AM PST
read novel -- king of Bat'ha -- enthralling novel about modern Middle East
"An American engineer travels to the Middle East to support allied military efforts. Immersed within an Islamic society he undergoes a spiritual journey whereby he examines his own faith in God while confronting his own mortality. A classic, timeless tale of Eastern culture meets Western culture as his only ties to his Western heritage are through the game of chess that he plays in the Filipino community of Bat'ha which is a subdivision of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. This chess playing culminates in FIDE tournaments in Europe. He also explores the diverse lifestyles and religions of the Middle East. These lifestyles, religions, and politics are intermingled and form the essence of the Middle East."

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 2:50:16 PM PST
Phil says:
Thanks for the suggestions. I will be checking these out.

Please keep them coming....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 6:08:46 PM PST
Liam O'Shiel says:
Try my new novel "Eirelan," available on Amazon in print and Kindle editions. Plenty of action and adventure, warfare and romance too, but nothing graphic or offensive. It was written to be read by anyone from 12 to 90.

Liam O'Shiel (author)

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 11:25:51 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 4, 2012 4:53:16 PM PST
AVS says:
check this one out Love In Ashes

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 6:10:33 AM PST
FaithN says:
The Girl Who Tweaked Two Lions' Tails, now exclusively on Amazon, was among the highest rated and best loved novels on Smashwords.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 7:30:01 PM PST
Try "Everest is Hollow" and "Sign of the Rat" both written by Indigo Jones. Lots of action, no graphic violence, no hate, no cursing.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 8:24:28 PM PST
Check out Paraglide, an exciting adventure with no graphic violence, but lots of action, interesting characters and exotic locales.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 3:07:01 AM PST
David Black says:
Try The Great Satan (Shadow Squadron)

The critic's said:

"THE GREAT SATAN is just that - GREAT! David Black's plot is brilliant, well thought out and very gripping." -Sean Rayment - Defence/Security Correspondent - The Sunday Telegraph

"It all reads as authentic, page-turning stuff." -Jeremy Clarke - Low Life Columnist - The Spectator

"Pat Farrell - part time SAS soldier - a true hero for our times." -Robert Jobson - News of the World

"From West End jams to behind enemy lines - the SAS cab driver." -Ross Lydall - London Evening Standard

'nuff said !

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 6:23:16 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 6:56:39 AM PST
The Warriors of AmunAs it's free today, I hope you will appreciate this in the spirit thats intended, but my book The Warriors of Amun might fit the bill, it's currently No 6 in the UK Action Adventure list, and 96 in the US Action adventure list - it can be downloaded for free today and tomorrow.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 2:12:25 AM PST
My action adventure thriller, The Warriors of Amun is currently free to download (today only) and might may be worth a try.
It stands at No 5 in the 100 bestseller list for free action adventure publications in the UK and No 25 in the US list. Tomorrow it reverts to full price. Hope you might enjoy it if you like the genre.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 12:58:11 PM PST
I just want to thank everyone for downloading the free promo of The Warriors of Amun at the Weekend. It reached #4 in the UK action adventure free list, #21 in US list and #6 in Germany.

It currently stands at #34 in US most popular fiction action adventure list and #24 in the UK list.

Thanks to all. Regards Andrew

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:22:26 AM PST
I have just put my first novel onto the kindle store, it is called To Break an Hourglass - A thrilling adventure story

It's fictional coming-of-age novel which parallels the lives of a young girl, Jemaline (Jem) Foster and her older neighbor, Samantha Cunningham. Jem is a teenager when she runs away from home, chasing adventure and following in the footsteps of her older neighbor. The story is set in the 1950s, and is paralleled by flashbacks from Samantha's life as a female pirate in the 1920s. Told from Jem's point of view, the reader watches Jem grow into a woman while, at the same time, understanding how Samantha became the person she is. It is an adventure novel chronicling the lives of the two women pirates, both in the 1920s and 1950s. As their journey carries them through piracy and riches along the northern coast of Africa, they discover an Arabian slave trade line still in activity. Drawn by a moral conscience, the two women begin an all-out chase across the Sudanese plains to save the kidnapped children from being forced into slavery. As the hunt progresses, the line separating their two lives slowly becomes indistinguishable. And, in the end, Jem must choose what life she will claim and who she will save.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:28:30 AM PST
Sorry, i just read that self promotion is bad.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 5:37:38 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 7:54:38 AM PST
The Last Pilgrims (Volume 1) May be right up your alley.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 8:20:50 AM PST
Marc Norton says:
I'm working on a novel called "The Magical Land of Horin M'Book" that is a coming of age tale that that is fit for all ages, genders and creeds and might be right up your alley.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 10:09:16 PM PST
James Boling says:
You should read "The Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I have read all of them and they are superbly good. No graphic violence, but nonetheless very intense and gripping. In the middle, i.e. Volume 7-10 it gets a bit muddled but Brandon does a very nice job of pulling it together after Jordan passes away.
The Wheel of Time, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn
If you are looking for shorter fantasy, i.e. short stories and novellas, light reading but a lot of fun check out "If I Were You" by L. Ron Hubbard. Here it is: If I Were You (Stories from the Golden Age) (English and English Edition)
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