Recently Published Books

  • The following is a short list of books published by aSys Publishing.

The Emerald Eye by Rob Lambert

The Emerald Eye

Rob Lambert

Craig and Hollie were moving from the city to rural Malvern, they expected a more quiet life that was to be boring . . . not! 

The new home was an old one, with an even older summerhouse at the bottom of the garden. Inside were years of secrets that span hundreds of years, which was to bring adventure
like no other.

History was about to be repeated. Dreams of time travel were about to become nightmares as they found their lives, and of those they befriend, in danger. It would not take long before everyone they loved and cared for are helping them fight evil, and solve everything from murder to finding hidden treasure that had laid buried for hundreds of years.

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9929796-8-3

The Tack Chest by Jeff Hawksworth

The Tack Chest

Jeff Hawksworth

“but there’s something else as well. Grandma had a box at the foot of her bed, which she used as a linen chest. It’s a bit tatty; she covered it with a rug, but it looks a bit like the one in your picture.
You’re welcome to it if you want it; only it had blankets in it, not tack.”
I had nothing to lose, “Yes please Audrey, if you could hold on to it, I’ll pick it up at the weekend.”

There were more than just blankets in there, much more and so began an odyssey of discovery I couldn’t have imagined if I’d tried. Dad had passed away a few years earlier, another victim in a lineage littered with heart attacks, so the hoard I discovered was as mysterious as it was startling.

Weapons, loves, scandals and crime. Just how well did I know my father?

Fact or fiction? This book became both. Stranger still, this is a book that leaves the reader knowing more than the author.

  • This book is due to be published in Paperback and on Amazon Kindle on the 18 November 2014.

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9930718-7-4

Dealing with the Sheep, Goats, Wolves and Watchdog in Ministry

Dealing with the Sheep, Goats, Wolves and Watchdog in Ministry

Rev. Dr. A. Miller

“The Rev. Dr. Allan Miller, using “Sheep, goats, wolves and watchdog” as metaphors, the writer aptly, profoundly and skilfully discussed the various behavioural nature and problems of church members”. — Rev. Dr. G. A. Christopher.

“This book is designed to bring the preacher wisdom, sound thinking and practical advice. The wealth of insights and counsel will help the reader to grow and become a more effective
leader / preacher” - Dr. T. Frances, Retired Teacher in Pastoral Theology at the Theological Seminary and Biblical Studies.

Dr. Allan P. Miller was consider worthy of this office to the Bishopric by non-church group in USA by the name of Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2009 for been the first Pentecostal Minister to hold three doctoral degrees and also study Joint College of Bishop in USA before place into office of Bishop in United Kingdom and was place into the same history book with the USA first black
President the same year.

  • This book is due to be published in Paperback and on Amazon Kindle on the 18 November 2014.

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9930718-8-1

Humanising Work by Chris Beales

Humanising Work

Rev Chris Beales

Does the search for meaning in work matter? – and is it even possible to ask such a question against a backdrop of mass youth unemployment, widespread poverty and growing inequality? Drawing on the experience of the Mondragon co-operatives in Spain and other innovative models of employment and enterprise from around the world - and the visions and values derived from his faith – Chris Beales explores how ‘work’ might be humanised and education and employment made not only responsive to what the Economy needs but also purposeful, satisfying and rewarding for people.

“Chris Beales is, in equal part, activist, campaigner and theologian. He is also a classic example of what Antonio Gramsci famously described as the ‘organic intellectual’: his work is important, and should be read by policymakers, practitioners and others concerned with promoting social justice.” From the Foreword by Prof Robin Simmons, Professor of Education, University of Huddersfield.

“What's so good about the book is that it engages faithfully with the world of daily life which is where most people are most of the time - and which is where church so often isn't. Good on you.” Prof John Atherton, Visiting Professor in Religion, Ethics and Economics, University of Chester.

  • This book is available in Paperback and on Amazon Kindle, The Nook and The Kobo.

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-19098630-2-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-909863-3-3

Danny Wants to Play by Louise Spivy

Danny Wants to Play

Louise Spivy

In this adventure Rosie the Cat goes looking for Simba the Lion to play hide and seek, but she has to be careful because Simba has a brother called Danny who is
big and mean!

He scares poor Rosie.

Will Danny eat Rosie for a midnight feast? Or, does he just want to be friends and join
in the fun games?

  • This children's book is available in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9930718-1-2

The Giraffes and the Monster by Louise Spivy

The Giraffes and the Monster

Louise Spivy

In this adventure Rosie the Cat visits the big Giraffe house only to be upset when they say she is too small to play!

A disappointed Rosie decides to teach them a lesson and laughs as she warns them about a “MONSTER” that doesn’t like animals who are mean to others!
Join Rosie and find out if size really does matter

Will Rosie the Cat save the day???

  • This children's book is available in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9930718-0-5

The Isolation of Men by Jon Supran

The Isolation of Men

Jon Supran

Set in different times and places, The Isolation of Men is a collection of eleven stories chronicling the intriguing, unexpected, and sometimes extreme effects on various individuals of their becoming alienated alienation from the societies they live in.

Emperor. Third Century BC China. A story of one man’s ruthlessness, paranoia, and the limits of absolute power.

Heretic. Medieval France. A man is caught up in a vicious cat and mouse game between the authorities and a heretical sect in medieval France.

Interpreter. Early Sixteenth Century Peru. A young Indian acts as an interpreter between the Spanish conquistadores and the Inca king. What starts out as his minor errors in translation turns into something far more sinister.

Renaissance. Fifteenth Century Italy. After an attempt on the life of the ruler of a Renaissance city a failed assassin finds refuge in a remote lakeside villa. Will retribution follow?

Apart. Mid Sixteenth Century Russia. Sick of the slaughter and mayhem he encounters, a member of Ivan the Terrible’s private militia gives his protection to one of the most vulnerable groups of the Tsar’s subjects.

Taiping. Nineteenth Century China. An officer deserts the British army to join the Taiping revolt - an attempt by a fanatical sect to overthrow the Manchu dynasty and bring a form of Christianity to China.

Apache. The Wild West. A member of a posse sent to chase down a band of renegade Apaches is captured and taken to the Indians’ camp, where he awaits torture and death.

Cop. Present Day Britain. A policeman continues paying informers out of his own pocket after his retirement, eventually taking the law into his hands in a most extreme manner.

Ambush. Present Day - An Unspecified Country & Switzerland. A journalist, investigating a political murder in a country racked by civil war, gets embroiled in matters outside his control.

Escape. 2020 Britain. A devastating ecological accident seen through the eyes of a high ranking civil servant.

The Oldest Man in the World. Near Future – The USA. A billionaire plans a radical solution to the problem of ageing.

  • This book is available in Paperback and on Amazon Kindle.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9929796-9-0

The Adventures of Henry the Space Cadet by Ron Clarke

The Adventures of Henry the Space Cadet

Ron Clarke

The Adventures of Henry the Space cadet is an anthology of eight stories in which Henry and his friends at the Tower observatory overcome all manner of evils to protect the school children who visit the observatory to learn about the Solar system.

In the real world, Henry was a puppet along with his puppet friend, the alien Zog, who used to help the people at the Swansea Marina Towers Observatory, to entertain and educate local school children about the wonders of the Solar System. The puppets became the stars of the show along with Persi, the talking computer.

In this book, Henry and Zog have lives of their own and have adventures in which they meet Davey the elephant, vultures, the Queen’s corgi, smugglers, a stowaway, the army, a weird and wonderful professor and the mysterious Oracle.

The author, Ron Clarke was one of the humans in the Marina Towers

  • This book is available in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9929796-7-6

Magic Stones by McQueen

Magic Stones

McQueen

A book of 77,000 words in the style of authors such as James Herriot and Gervais Phynn.

The book is a series of cameos reflecting the first two years in the career of a primary school teacher in Middlesbrough in the 1960’s, it begins during the final few weeks of the young man’s college course in 1964 and ends two years later with his move to a school in the Lake District and a flat in Keswick with his new wife.

Like the above authors, it is aimed at easy reading but contains stronger language and stories of a more robust and poignant nature than those in Phynn’s books. Unlike the works of Messrs. Herriot and Phynn, the place names and locations are real. Only the names of the schools and characters have been changed.

The book in its early stages contains ribald student humour including a passage describing a hilarious prank with a rubber model of the male sex organ.

The trials, early in his career, of a week in the reception class where he is addressed as ‘Miss Roscum’ and ha a visit from a Schools Inspector.

Another passage contains a tragedy concerning a child that calculated to make the reader weep.

In the later stages, a meeting and courtship leading to a novel and romantic proposal in the Lake District and after some months, the drunken breaking off of the engagement followed by a later reconciliation spiced with a beautiful love letter from her to him. All of it interwoven with charming tales concerning the unpredictable words and actions of 7 and 8 year old children.

  • This book is available on Barnes & Noble NOOK, The Kobo, Amazon Kindle and in Paperback

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-9929796-5-2

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9929796-6-9

Tales out of School by Paul Roscamp

Tales out of School

Paul Roscamp

A book of 77,000 words in the style of authors such as James Herriot and Gervais Phynn.

The book is a series of cameos reflecting the first two years in the career of a primary school teacher in Middlesbrough in the 1960’s, it begins during the final few weeks of the young man’s college course in 1964 and ends two years later with his move to a school in the Lake District and a flat in Keswick with his new wife.

Like the above authors, it is aimed at easy reading but contains stronger language and stories of a more robust and poignant nature than those in Phynn’s books. Unlike the works of Messrs. Herriot and Phynn, the place names and locations are real. Only the names of the schools and characters have been changed.

The book in its early stages contains ribald student humour including a passage describing a hilarious prank with a rubber model of the male sex organ.

The trials, early in his career, of a week in the reception class where he is addressed as ‘Miss Roscum’ and ha a visit from a Schools Inspector.

Another passage contains a tragedy concerning a child that calculated to make the reader weep.

In the later stages, a meeting and courtship leading to a novel and romantic proposal in the Lake District and after some months, the drunken breaking off of the engagement followed by a later reconciliation spiced with a beautiful love letter from her to him. All of it interwoven with charming tales concerning the unpredictable words and actions of 7 and 8 year old children.

  • This book is available on Amazon Kindle

  • ISBN: 978-0-9930718-2-9

The Taste of Blood by Stephen W Porter

The Taste of Blood

Stephen W Porter

Set in London in 2014.

The thought that serial killer might be on the loose in the streets of London spreads fear among the women of the Capital City. Not since Jack the Ripper walked these same streets in 1880 had women felt so venerable.

That coupled with that the treat of the Ebola Virus in the city, had D.C.I. Phil HARRIS and the London police commissioner at logger heads.

A twisting Thriller that will keep the reader gripped, and enthralled from start to finish.

  • This book is available on Amazon Kindle

Florence by Georgena Mensh-Brown

Florence - Mysterious TIT-Bits 2

Rev. Georgina Mensah-Brown

Mysterious Tit Bits, is a book written basically within an African concept of human life, which equally poses a human challenge to the Christian faith. It brings to mind the limitation of our being, as humanity.

We live in a world of thousands of unknowns. We have tried the Bible, our imaginations, historical facts, scientific evidence and archaeological discoveries, to find about our human mysteries, yet, they are still beyond our imagination and thinking. We remain shut up in the midst of numerous unanswered, mysteries surrounding our humanity and places of dwelling.

Those who have gone ahead of us had many things to tell about life, which they struggled to know and understand. After comparing all their knowledge, and discoveries with our own modern and advanced searches, we are still left with many unknown facts about life, which we may believe, but cannot tell.

Read on and discover what you may not know and you cannot tell, but you believe.

  • This book is available on Amazon Kindle

The Reverend Minister (Osofo) by Georgena Mensh-Brown

The Reverend Minister (Osofo)

Rev. Georgina Mensah-Brown

This book seeks to tackle some of the challenges that the clergy go through. Many have seen the ministers of the Gospel as people who are a little above other people, or it seems that way. Thus the Clergy are more, and society demands more of them.

In the midst of them all, what are some of the challenges that the clergy face as they go about their calling? What challenges do church members give to ministers? What market is there for the clergy with their meagre stipends? Would the clergy’s community be surprised when the clergy starts to owe mega-shops? These are workers whose dreams of the ease of riches never came true.

Read about the joy and challenges of being a minister of the Gospel. Clergy continue to give their lives for their sheep, while they may be going through many problems that go with the calling.

This is the Minister. Read on and have a picture of the challenges and discomforts the clergy can experience.

  • This book is available on Amazon Kindle

Destructive Interference by Mark Fox

Destructive Interference

Mark Fox

Mark Fox is a First Class BSc (Hons) graduate with experience of working for a major UK advice-giving charity, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, and a leading British telecommunications company. This background enables the writer to attest to the dangers we all currently face, as they confront what is arguably the 21st century’s most difficult and contentious subject.

Destructive Interference therefore serves to stimulate public debate on that most challenging of all contemporary issues – namely, anomalous or induced effects arising due to exogenous causes; effects which include remote manipulation, mental telepathy and the superimposition of persons.

To that end Destructive Interference is fast-paced, comprehensive and highly thought-provoking. It is also as well-intentioned as it is polemical, equipping the reader with sufficient arguments, insights and terminologies to enable them to engage fully with the content – a content which spans science, politics, history, philosophy and the law.

Such a multi-faceted book defies simple classification; being as much about health and social care, as about current affairs, contemporary history and the genius of modern science. This then, must surely be the most exciting and perturbing conceptual journey that you are ever likely to undertake.

  • This book is available on both the Amazon Kindle and in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9929796-1-4

Tales and Drawings of a Life by the Sea by Prof Brian Morton

Tales and Drawings of a Life by the Sea

Prof Brian Morton

The art of biological illustration has its origins deep in our ancient psyche as evidenced by Neolithic cave wall paintings. Every human society has found the means to express its wonderment at the diversity of life around it culminating in the illustration of our first printed books. And, eventually our scientific and more popular writings. Students of biology used to be taught how to draw. Today - rarely so.

In this volume, the author explains how he was taught to draw biological specimens as a university student and which, then, continued with the need to illustrate his own books and research articles.

This volume is a compendium of 80 of the author’s drawings, some later ones in colour, nearly all published herein for the first time. It plots the author’s temporal change in his interpretation of marine plant and animal form – permitting an analysis of function and thus a greater appreciation of just how wonderful life is.

The author concludes with a plea for the continued teaching of drawing, illustration and art in our schools, colleges and universities if only to broaden our children’s appreciation of life itself. And, because, it is the epitome of the expression of our unique ‘self’ it is, thus, a fulfilment of one’s own being.

  • This book is not available publicly.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9929796-0-7

A Child's Eye View by Jeff Hawksworth

A Child's Eye View

Jeff Hawksworth

Graham Parsons is a man ordinaire whose well-ordered life is changed beyond measure when he witnesses the manslaughter of a 7 year old boy, Christopher. Whilst holding the dying child he experiences a profound out of body experience and minutes later suffers a life threatening attack, leaving him with permanent disabilities.

His recovery brings with it a telepathic connection with children who need help. An affinity which threatens his sanity, marriage and eventually his life.

This tale of discovery begins with a fearful and confused denial which takes him to the edge of reason until eventually, he accepts and employs his remarkable gift with a charming pragmatism that disarms doubters and helps to salvage blighted young lives. His simple, candid honesty wins the support of four friends from very different backgrounds; Christopher’s mother, a GP, a Child Protection Officer and a Detective Sergeant.

This story chronicles the shocking, moving and yet sometimes heart-warming episodes in his new life.

  • This book is available on both the Amazon Kindle eReader and in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-1494263171

Graham's Gang by Jeff Hawksworth

Graham's Gang

Jeff Hawksworth

Graham has come to terms with his special gift. A telepathic connection with children who need help, but his efforts to help them are often accompanied by calamity.
The tiny group who know his secret decide he needs their protection, but just how effective can Nancy, his partner, a GP, a social worker and an overweight detective sergeant be?

They are joined by Harvey Calder, a wealthy business man. He and his wife Audrey are indebted to Graham for saving their granddaughter’s life, which prompts them to give Graham, Nancy and their foster child, Jimmy, a holiday of a lifetime. But 'life' takes on a whole new meaning when Graham confronts an American, set to become a Senator, who will do anything to discredit and remove a threat.

Graham's false imprisonment does just that and the situation seems back under control, but no-one has told the Senator about the Hell's Angel, 'Big Bob'.

  • This book is available on both the Amazon Kindle eReader and in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-1494263515

Help Out House by Jeff Hawksworth

Help Out House

Jeff Hawksworth

Graham Parsons is back in England, a fugitive from US law, but his freedom is still threatened by a vengeful US Senator and extradition.
His life goes on hold, in a stasis of anxiety while in America, Chrissy Haddon and her mother confront their own demons of abuse and alcoholism. Is it time for Senator Haddon to answer for his deeds and make amends?

The Gang rally to Graham's side once more, with support and practical help on both sides of the Atlantic that become quite extraordinary. But like Graham, with his telepathic connection with children needing help, they all know others would think their experiences were no more than fiction.

As things begin to fall apart help comes from an unexpected source and the US State Department are persuaded to join in.

Meanwhile, in Leicester, Lori is a frightened fifteen-year old, trapped in a world of drugs and prostitution. Yet in the darkness shines a tiny glimmer of defiance. Only she knows her real name is Marya, until she sees Graham's advertisements and 'puts her message in a bottle', triggering a dreadful reaction which causes Graham to suffer one of his worst nightmares.

  • This book is available on both the Amazon Kindle eReader and in Paperback.

  • ISBN: 978-1494263690

Roche by Sylvia Vacher

Roche

Sylvia Vacher

Matilda Taylor-Tan was a 'cuckoo child'. With her made-up birthday and uncertain origins, she draws her professional persona around her like a swaddling blanket. But, at the age of 53, her world of oriental ceramics is shattered by the tightening coils of Thatcher's Britain and she begins to unravel under her own scrutiny.

A letter from an unknown woman, Florence Tremain, takes her from the flat she shares with her Chef husband, John, in London, to Roche, in Cornwall, where she finds solace in its gritty landscape of slag, shale and scree and the brutal honesty of its people.

She meets Tretta; a young woman who weaves Africa into the complex fabric of her life, helping Matilda to complete her quest: but the cost of completion is a weighty one.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

Fragments by Dr Steve Wainwright

Fragments

Dr S J Wainwright

Fragments is written by an astronomer who started a revolution in amateur astronomical imaging.

This book is not just about that story, but entwined within it is how he became friends with the iconic astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore and how on occasions, they worked together, how it all became an astronomical adventure, and how Patrick influenced him, as he has so many others. Like all adventures, this one had to come to an end. The Grim Reaper had been held at bay for so long, but always prevails in the end.

This adventure is set among other writing that comes from the heart and mind, sometimes sad, other times purposeful and focussed.

Memories of childhood have been translated into a short story and a poem, and other poems range across, the astronomical, the artistic, the whimsical and war.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

  • ISBN: 978-1-62847-182-3

Observing the Sun by Dr Steve Wainwright

Observing the Sun

Dr S J Wainwright

Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore.

This book is written by the founder of QCUIAG, the international astronomical imaging group with more than 9000 members worldwide, that revolutionised astronomical imaging with unconventional equipment.

The author worked on the Sky at Night TV program on a number of occasions including the Sky at Night expedition to the north of Scotland to record the annular solar eclipse of 2003 with Sir Patrick and Dr. Brian May.

He teaches astronomy in DACE at Swansea University and is a retired Senior lecturer there in Environmental Biology.The book gives information on the Sun as the nearest star. It's structure and source of energy.

The Sun as a slightly variable star, solar cycles. Eclipses and transits. The photosphere with sunspots, faculae, granulation and limb darkening. The chromosphere in H-alpha and Ca K-line light. Prominences, filaments, active regions, micro-flares, chromospheric network. The corona.

It explains how to observe and image the Sun safely using relatively low cost, and home-made equipment. What can be observed and recorded by the amateur. Making and modifying cameras for imaging the Sun and other solar system objects. How to capture and process images of the Sun. There is a section on utilities for the solar observer. Safety is paramount and is emphasised in this book, with examples of what can go wrong.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

  • ISBN: 978-1-62847-181-6

The Knowledge of Love and Healing

The Knowledge of Love and Healing

Dr Raj Darbari

The first volume of the book describes the silent traumas that people are suffering and thus how they are not able to handle their children who are living in a society that suffers from emotional and cultural conflicts.

We as a society comment that culture has deteriorated and that the divorce rate has increased. These thoughts brings in depression and also make us incapable in a way to convince our children the importance of marriage

Volume one treads on these vulnerable grounds and sensitive issues and moves into debating the issues of marriage and pre-marital sex that open up the mind to new
thoughts. Once the mind begins to open up the hidden fears that prevent us from promoting pure divine love marriages, the emotional blockages begin to dissolve and allow us to dream again of having sex and marriage with our soulmate only. Volume one ends with a chapter on What is marriage?

After reading the volume one you will feel different and feel more in charge of your thoughts and life. These feelings are to be experienced more then be described.This can only be experienced after you read the book.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

The Knowledge of Love and Healing

The Knowledge of Love and Healing

Dr Raj Darbari

The book guides you on how to find your soulmate and helps you to distinguish between Lust and True Love.

If you have been through a rough relationship or have got divorced, the book will help you to heal and redirect your heart in the right manner towards searching for your soulmate...your Prince Charming or Cinderella.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

My Story

My Story

Jenifer Treasure

What's going to happen to one of the most dynamic martial arts in the future? Is the most loved traditional martial art being ignored in today's modern technological and frenetic world that we live in, a world with a multitude of choice? How can we make the Art of Tae Kwon Do more endearing so that people will discover the many benefits it has to offer, both physically and spiritually, just like those who have gone before.

The challenges of the 21st century are here and here to stay. I believe the theme is 'small but special' and people want more for less. There is no doubt that we as teachers have our work cut out, in trying to maintain the traditional Tae Kwon Do tenets and principles that have been our saviours during our commitment to the Art.

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, Honesty and Courage are sadly just a few tenets that are becoming less popular in today's modern societies.

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

London Underground

The Well of Shadows

Ed O'Regan

As it is with postmen, so it is with the uniformed gateline staff on the London Underground. Invisible to most busy commuters, unless as an object of complaint or vilification, the figure in the glass box is barely credited by passengers with having any interior life at all.

Everything changes with the publication of former Customer Service Assistant Ed O’Regan’s Dante-esque memoir of over 13 years’ service in the living hell of London’s Tube network, where ghouls stalk the tunnels, passengers sometimes die, Management morph into Dad’s Army’s Captain Mainwaring and the poor bloody infantry on the front line have somehow to cope with whatever is thrown at them. Some are born mad, some achieve madness and some have madness thrust upon them.

A former theatre worker and Further Education lecturer, Ed’s unlikely decision to toil beneath the city streets is prompted by an I Ching reading after experiencing a series of mid-life crises, and his account of an inglorious ‘career’ is peppered with references as diverse as Hieronymus Bosch and the Travelling Wilburys, William Hogarth and The Rolling Stones. As the wallpaper inside CSA O’Regan’s skull unfolds, no reader of ‘The Well of Shadows’ will ever see the man in the glass box in quite the same light again.

“…highly enjoyable reading.” (The London Magazine)

“We read it with enthusiasm and were impressed by its originality and engaging style.” (The Susijn Agency)

  • This book is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook and on Paperback.

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