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About Adam Eccles
Adam Eccles is a cynical tech-nerd hermit, living in the west of Ireland for the last twenty years.
In his day-job, he deletes multitudes of emails every day.
Writing has been his passion for many decades, but his debut novel, Time, for a change is his first published work.
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When you find out your best friend and business partner is secretly sleeping with your wife, it may be time to move on… From your job and your marriage... Which is precisely what happened to Jamie Newgent.
A change of lifestyle is what’s needed, and a bachelor pad on the fourth floor of a jutting tower provides a new home, a fresh start, and a new chapter in his life.
Little does he know of the weird and wonderful journey he’s about to take, or the effects a temporal rift has on the building plumbing and his troublesome toaster.
He’s living in the middle of an anomaly sandwich, with a retro woman upstairs, and a feisty hippy downstairs. But will either of them become anything more than friends?
And, If it came down to it, would he be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a life:Could he go back to an era before the Internet and Smartphones?
A feel-good tale about life changes, romance, and hope - even in the midst of an IT department.
Terry’s dead-end IT job is about as much fun as an internal cavity search. Chances of promotion? None. Chances of a raise? Not happening. Chances of romance? Nada.
It’s time for a change, but that's easier said than done when your prospects are as dismal as the Irish weather in January. Enter stage left a gorgeous young girl who inexplicably finds him interesting. Toss in a mysterious wooden box hidden in his late father’s workshop and the dull monotony of Terry’s life is broken.
But will it stay that way? What is in the wooden box? Can love conquer all - even the terrible tedium of a dead end job?
This is for all the office workers, all the cynics, all the souls who look into their future with nothing but dread.What people are saying...
"‘Office Space’ meets ‘Weird Science’ in this unique and intelligent romantic comedy that will surely make you laugh out loud with its wit." --Matthew Hanover, author of "Not Famous"
“If there was a second book available at the time of writing this review, I’d have already purchased it. The author has actually found a rare balance of humour, poignancy, and intrigue which entices you to keep turning the pages. The characterisation is superb and I felt genuine empathy with Terry (the protagonist) early on. He is such a relatable character and I think we all know a Terry. Either that, or we are a Terry!”
“It moves along at a cracking pace and is a great balance of dark (but not too dark) and light - a few moments did make me laugh out loud. I’m now eagerly awaiting the sequel”
“A great debut from this author. I laughed out loud several times whilst reading this book. The characterisation of the protagonist is believable and the author must work in the IT industry to know the types who work there. Highly recommended if you want a light and enjoyable read. I’m hoping the author writes a sequel.”
“It had me page turning from the very beginning. Terry is like the male version of myself!!! The book made me laugh and it made me cry. Although I’m not an IT person I enjoyed the tech talk! Desperate for the sequel now!!!”
“I really liked this book. It’s a convincing tale of a man stuck in his own private hell and finding his way out of it, or at least it seemed that way to me.
There’s some odd bits about it, but they’re good bits.”
“I loved this book. A real page turner. The characters are believable and relatable and it’s full of what I call ‘intelligent humour’!! Would definitely recommend.”
"Surprise surprise, it 's a very well written story which I really enjoyed. Interesting characters and some great laugh out loud moments.
Buy,read and enjoy....... can't wait for part 2"
In a cellar in Watford, undisturbed for four decades, sits the most important breakthrough that the world has ever seen. Except, the world has never seen it.
Derek Cooper is a retro gamer. His small flat is full to the brim with consoles, game cartridges, hulking great tube TVs, retro merchandise, and every handheld gaming device you can think of, and then some. They make him happy, so why not?
When he decides his collection could do with an addition in the form of a real-life, full-size, good old-fashioned arcade cabinet, he can't possibly know what adventures lie ahead of him after he drags the heavy monolith out of a cellar in Watford to his flat, and then painstakingly rebuilds the dud electronics, bringing it back to life.
Meanwhile, Derek is sceptical at first when he's set up on a date with a beautiful woman, but things seem to be going well. Only problem: he's desperately in love with the wrong woman.
Will Derek find peace in the world of games, blasting aliens to oblivion? Can an arcade machine from 1981 totally change his love life?
System Restored is a wonderfully exciting rom-com romp through the nostalgic history of video games. A celebration and tribute to gamers everywhere.
"A unique, fresh & hilarious love story."
We’ve all been there at some point. A soul-sucking, boring and drab business hotel. You stay there because you have to, not for a refreshing retreat.
Andy Clarke thinks nothing of it when he stays one stormy night in just such a hotel, on the outskirts of an industrial estate, near a quiet town in the Home Counties.
At least, not until things start to go a bit wonky in his life. Especially with his girlfriend.
He’s plagued with strange dreams, ear-worm tunes that drive him mad, tiredness, emptiness and a killer headache.
And those dreams he’s having...? Well, some of them are a little naughty! He’s having the most amazing, intense relationship of his life.
If only it was real...
Twice divorced, single dad of two kids, he’s doing his best. Juggling his time between work, school runs and keeping the kids alive and entertained.
Midlife crisis? Maybe more of a midriff crisis. Still, the dad-bod is in these days, isn’t it?
He needs a girlfriend. But even though he’s always surrounded by women, he can’t seem to escape from the sucking black-hole of the dreaded ‘friend-zone.’
Devastated by going from one hilariously disastrous date to another, he resigns himself to a life devoid of love and relationships.
Then a call for help changes everything.
Could this feisty damsel-in-distress be his dream woman? She seems to have it all; beauty, intelligence, sense-of-humour. Could she be the one to melt his cold, blackened heart?
Who Needs Love, Anyway? Is a hilarious, cynical, slice-of-life of a normal guy just trying to settle down with the woman of his dreams.
Will Danny destroy his chances yet again or will he finally get the 'happily ever after' he always wanted?
What people are saying:
“If you're a fan of Nick Spalding's work, I can heartily recommend you give this book a go because it shares many of the qualities which made Spalding's books so enjoyable (and popular).”
“I honestly did laugh out loud ... many, many times, as it goes.”
“I devoured it in three days - the previous four books I read spanned many months; a testament to how much I enjoyed Adam Eccles' latest novel.”
“It was so, so good. And loved the call outs to the last book. You’re three for three so far with me.”
“It's written without any pretence of being a fluffy rom-com (I think Amazon has more than enough of those). Although I'm sure it would appeal to female readers, it's quite clearly written with a male audience in mind.”
“It’s a really cracking book - thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“So, if you're in the market for a genuinely funny, slightly cynical view of modern-day dating, from the perspective of a struggling single-dad, this is a must-read. You'll love it, I'm sure.”
“I enjoy Adam's cynical and dry sense of humour with his writing and there are some laugh out loud moments. I'd definitely recommend this book for a read - no matter what your gender. :)”
“It's refreshing to read a book which considers the world from the perspective of a struggling a single-dad - there aren't enough books of this ilk and this one does a brilliant job of marrying humour with the real (and sometimes poignant) struggles that come with raising kids in the twenty-first century.”
Of the seven billion humans on this planet, one of them is your twin flame: that one person you are destined to feel connected to, on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level… It’s quite beautiful when you consider it, or maybe that’s just the whisky talking?
Keith Myatt has been living the dream - born into money, women all over the world, cruising through his family owned hotels, pretending to work, travelling the world, you name it, he’s done it.
But the dream has soured and he’s just about ready to settle down and find his one true love. Only problem? You know all that romance stuff? Impress a girl, have great sex, live happily ever after. Not as easy as it sounds.
However, all is not lost. There’s an entire sub-culture of people dedicated to the idea of a ‘twin flame’. One soul split in two. Complete only when they’re together. It sounds crazy, but could they actually be onto something? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such a deep connection with the love of your life?
There’s a moment of clarity - Keith’s other half is out there... somewhere.
Suddenly, Keith’s a determined man with a new direction. Intent on finding his soul mate, he sets off across America and Europe in a funny, if not unconventional attempt at locating The One.
A cynically humorous and heart-warming take on love, self improvement, and whether or not The One is always the one we think she is.