The great Atlantic liners continue to fascinate us, no more so than on the centenary of the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage. James Cameron’s epic is re-released in 3D, the TV mini-series is being aired, and several authors have published books based on that infamous night in April 1912.
If you are one of the thousands captivated by the story, then AJ Davidson’s Churchill’s Queen is sure to also enthral you. Based on actual events, it tells the story behind the RMS Queen Elizabeth’s historic maiden voyage. A fast paced World War II thriller for some, a passionate romance destined to end in tragedy for others. This story appeals to all.
Available from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Queen-ebook/dp/B0037KMHCE
Can it be Blatant Self Promotion if it is priced so cheaply as a kindle 99c er or 1.99 or 2.99 for that matter or even 3.99? Can it be called BSP if it is FREE? My Titanic 2013 - Curse of RMS Titanic is something like Godzilla meets the Titanic...not to be taken too awfully seriously but I did work to make it believable and compelling (my watchword). It goes up FREE AGAIN on Friday this week and on Friday the 13th - day before the actual 100th year anniversary on the 14th. Toast to her then on the 14th at the Witching Hour or about twenty to Midnight.
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TITANIC 2012 - Curse of RMS Titanic is now my top selling title and for April 7th today it is up for FREE download...today only, alongside two other titles with my name on the covers -- Children of Salem, and Cutting Edge.
Only one week left till the 100th Year Anniversary to the day of the Sinking of Titanic and on Friday the 13th, the day before, I am placing my Titanic 2012 - Curse of RMS Titanic up free. That's this upcoming Friday the 13th. Who but I would attempt to put a monster on board the Titanic Story?
Sorry about that trailer not transfering....will try again to fetch it; very funny joke trailer for the 3D Titanic film....adds a touch of George Lucas and Michael Bay. I posted it just fine elsewhere, Twitter.com and Facebook. Will try to fetch it again for youZ guyZ.
In the meantime, if you have the guts for it, I am offering up a FREE TICKET to board my Titanic 2012 - Curse of RMS Titanic. It takes guts to get aboard not simply because you know the ship's going down, but in my Alternate History horror tale, there is a disease-spreading CREATURE on board with you, so an epidemic and a horrible way to die it is....
There is an interesting side issue to all of Titanic hoopla; that of the dueling grand-daughters of the Titanic officers. Lady Louise Patten, the grand-daughter of 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller, has, in her new book, told the family secret that she claims her Granddad was keeping secret to avoid any embarassement or legal problems to the White Star line. She says that the crash into the iceberg was due to two things; first the crash itself was because Robert Hitchens, the quartermaster who had the wheel turned the wheel in the wrong direction as he panicked and followed Rudder orders instead of Tiller orders. Hitchen's great-granddaughter told British TV that was just bunk. The difference in which steering protocol to use centered on how the wheel directed the direction of travel of the ship. The Tiller orders were used in the day of sail, Rudder in the steam era. As steam had been fully engaged for thirty years its not likely that Hitchens would revert to a system of steering used prior to his own experience.
Lightoller owed White Star nothing as his career ended soon after the Titanic went down and he operated a marine repair yard. He also went on to save the lives of over 100 British soldiers that he rescued from Dunkirk during the war.
Lady Patten did not offer any proof of the secrets she claims that her grandfather told her, such as a witnessed statement.
Further, Lady Patten, in an effort to promote her book (something we all can understand) claims that Capt. Smith issued orders to keep the ship steaming forward, therefore causing it to sink sooner with a larger loss of life.
All of the witness testimony of the surviving crewmen describe an immediate loss of engine room functions upon the water rushing in the long gash in the ship's hull, thereby making the ship incapable of heeding any kind of order given.
The result of all this is this: Dead men tell no tales but their relatives can write books.
Please try my new book: [b]Titanic 1912[/b].
This book examines the news coverage of the Titanic, what the newspapers did right and what they got wrong, with some of the recent coverage as well.
The last of six messages warning of a large ice field have been delivered at this time to Capt. Smith on board the RMS Titanic. He slips the messages from the Marconi wireless room into his pocket and joins Philadelphia banker George Widener who is hosting a dinner in the Captain's honor aboard the great new ship. Frederick Fleet joins another lookout to keep watch even though they do not have binoculars. The glasses had been taken by the last crew which left the ship in Ireland. The time is now past 8 pm. 100 years ago tonight. Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea...[b]STAND BY FOR NEWS![/b] http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1912-ebook/dp/B007PDKGL8
The wireless operator on the [i]Californian[/i] sends and urgent message to the [i]Titanic[/i] warning of ice and informing the new White Star liner that the [i]Californian[/i] is shutting down for the night due to huge ice bergs. The wireless operator on the [i]Titanic[/i] sends a message back ..."Shut up, we are sending messages, don't bother us". The [i]Californian[/i] wireless operater turns off his Marconi wireless and goes to bed. Mr. & Mrs. America and all the ships at sea: [b]STAND BY FOR NEWS![/b] http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1912-ebook/dp/B007PDKGL8
This information is contained in a report received by the Associated Press from Cape Race, and communicated by them to the public, and also to Vice President Franklin of the White Star Line, and later verified from his office in Montreal, as follows:
At 10:25 o'clock to-night the White Star steamship [i]Titanic[/i] called "C.D.Q" to the Marconi wireless station here and reported to have struck an iceberg. The steamer said that immediate assistance was required.
Half an hour afterwards another message came, reporting that they were sinking by the head, and that women were being put off in lifeboats.
Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea: [b]STAND BY FOR NEWS![/b]http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-1912-ebook/dp/B007PDKGL8