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Soul Searching Virtual Book Launch and Reading – 27 Aug 2020

On Thursday evening I read a passage from my science fiction thriller, Soul Searching, followed by some insights and background into the segment chosen. Available in ebook on all major online book stores – paperback coming September.


Below is the excerpt (from Chapter 4) – featuring the two main themes of Beliefs and Parents:

I was twelve, just about to break the spell of my youth and dive head on into teenager life. So that would have been 1985. My friend and I have just walked the five kilometres to his house after school, joking around, pushing each other into bushes. Kids. As we’re coming closer to his place we notice smoke in the air above his property. We give each other a look and pick up our pace. He’s got high walls surrounding his property but because of the incline of the road we can just make out his brother and mother busying themselves around the source of the smoke. He starts shouting to them as he’s opening the tall iron gate on the driveway. His mother turns …

The Cock & The Crow (Poem: iJusi #6, 1997)

The Cock & The Crow (Poem):an ode to the downtrodden

said the cock to the crow
while sitting in the sun on his stoep.

Hey diddle-diddle
said the crow to the cock
and picked another scrap from the step.

“What a great morning
beheld before us,”
said the cock through his smooth golden beak.

“It depends how high up
the stairs you are standing
to check of what you gleefully speak.

“From here I see only
scraps before me,
all your loose-ends and dry looking wors.

“For it's you, my broer,
who loves to mock
those stukkend, and broken or worse.

“How upright you stand
with your plume in the air,
all colours all radiant and bright.

“Yet, here I slum,
begging and screaming
so loud and very contrite.

“Only to be
cursed or ignored,
whichever you feel I deserve.

“You look at my coat,
black and downtrodden,
and inside you know it's perverse

“Perverse because
I feed off your scraps
to keep you all safe and tight.

“Yes, you know it,
it makes you feel kief
when you're all warm in bed late at night.”

“You un…

Soul Searching Out Now

Soul Searching – eBook Out and Available on Amazon (All), Kobo, Barnes & Noble etc. Trade Paperback out in September 2020.
One killer. An ocean of souls.
Science has learned to understand the soul, and can track souls through this life and beyond.

A specialist unit of the South African police is using a Soul Tracker device in a harrowing search for a serial killer. But when one's soul can incriminate them before birth, can there ever be justice?

This science fiction novel by South African author Stephen Embleton has been likened to a mix of "Minority Report" and "Silence of the Lambs", with unique ideas all its own. The thrilling story features a serial killer, new and disturbing technology, and an ancient secret society. And flying cars.
Available here:
Amazon (US)Amazon (UK)KoboBarnes & NobleFind out more at Guardbridge Books.Paperback Outlets:
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Loot (South Africa)