Bestselling Thriller: Kismet by Wayne Sharrocks

This eagerly awaited new thriller from critically acclaimed British novelist Wayne Sharrocks is now on world-wide release.

Online PR News – 22-March-2011 – – Kismet by Wayne Sharrocks

This eagerly anticipated new psychological thriller from critically acclaimed British novelist Wayne Sharrocks is now on world-wide release.

From the Publisher:
Wayne's literary nominations thus far include Channel 4 television's Richard & Judy's Book-Club Competition, The Guardian First Book Award & The McKitterick Prize.

We think that you will find this new title to be a powerful, fast-moving and exciting psychological thriller.

'Wayne Sharrocks is a master of his craft, handling each twist and turn of the plot with consummate skill and with dialogue sharp as a switchblade...' The Guardian

About the Author:
Born in Camden, London but presently residing in East Anglia (on the Norfolk/Suffolk border).
After attending college he embarked on a career within the 'Animal Welfare' sector (RSPCA, DEFRA, Battersea Dogs Home, Mayhew Animal Home...), before returning to his passion for writing.

In 2005 he secured a three-book deal with Pegasus Publishers, who are based in Cambridge. All novels thus far are psychological thrillers.

His debut novel 'Redemption' was released 23/01/06 to critical success with the second title 'Dominion' following 08/10/07.

Kismet - Synopsis:

For Billy Evans, the past was a haunted place that left an indelible imprint on the here and now. As he struggles to piece his life together he finds himself drawn back into a world of violence and terror.
Already emotionally struggling with the passing over of his remaining family, a chance encounter further clouds the border between reality, perception and illusion.
He has spent his life struggling to escape his past but now with memories triggered, he finds himself with no option but to begin an emotive quest for revenge, retribution and finally redemption.

ISBN-10: 1843866277 ISBN-13: 978-1843866275

Author: Wayne Sharrocks

Title: Kismet

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General Background

Over the last decade, the publishing house of Pegasus Elliot MacKenzie Ltd has flowered, growing strongly from its well-established roots in the cobbled streets of Cambridge. The well-loved and historic City itself has seen many changes and absorbed innovative ideas making it even more famous than ever. Similarly, our authors have enjoyed launches of their published books not only in some of the outstanding buildings within the City but in locations world-wide.

We Publish a Comprehensive Selection of Authors, some already famous and some on the road to fame

Over the years, Pegasus has produced a wealth of colourful and literary books, many of which have been reviewed and some described as 'gems' and little masterpieces. These books are written by authors hailing from all over the UK, Europe and from international locations: Our authors bring with them a rich heritage of writing skills and a wide diversity of subject material, influenced of course by their own personal experiences and unique views on life.

Some of the countries they live in: Australia, Africa, Canada, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, West Indies .

Data about Comparative Publications Benefits

Frequently, book publishing by many of the larger publishers only relates to established writers and those with individual celebrity status.

How we consider an author's submission

We will consider the work of authors when submitted to us directly by means of an introductory letter together with a synopsis and sample chapters of the relevant manuscript.

Whose work do we Publish?

Pegasus, whilst accommodating for the effects of the trend by publishers only to look for celebrities, produces and encourages particularly the work of first-time authors, and supports them in proving their abilities.

The Company numbers amongst its authors those with diverse and excitingly new talents, and these are encouraged alongside their literary prowess. Their various abilities embrace a wealth of expertise from eg drawing and illustrating their own books, painting and literary research, to becoming experts in 'Sudoku', memorable singers, songwriters and musicians.

They often contribute fascinating details with their diverse talents and use material and experiences from their unusual, exciting and sometimes challenging backgrounds.

Alongside such celebrities as, for example, the many talented writers whose work is currently acclaimed and about whom we write on our website.

We have, some well-known newscasters, the author of a highly popular TV series, an acknowledged martial arts expert, a specialist in English spelling, and a popular gardener.

Pegasus is dedicated to promoting our author's books related to their various individual interests, and this often includes an element of autobiographical material etc.

Who Are We?

An independent, traditional publisher specialising in quality literature, fiction and non-fiction books, and we include children's books in our lists.

Our publishing house concentrates – for adult and child readers alike – on the best fiction created by authors from many different parts of the world and concerning many diverse topics.

Benefits to our Authors

Using modern methods of production of the books as well as creating and using advanced computerised techniques is an integral part of our extensive support for our authors\’ books. Therefore, we ensure our graphics team devise fully coloured, specially designed covers which create the necessary visual impact on the would-be reader.

What Titles are published?

a) Fiction

Our wide range of genre published and currently accepted for consideration, covers many topics such as horror, crime, children’s, adventure books, romance, historical fiction, (see also the full range of classifications available from Nielsen Book Services).

b) Non Fiction

Pegasus and its imprints also publish non-fiction books with ,extensive lists to cover a wide-ranging choice of subjects. Topics are diverse - biographies, health and fitness, gardening, sport, educational needs, hobbies, and we publish titles that deal with current needs in the fields of literacy, history, science, self-help works such as Mind Body and Spirit, self-healing, and philosophy. (Please also see other classifications of genre listed on this website and under the various Imprints.).

c) Educational Specialisms

We also accept pre-school books and we publish these in attractive, bright colours that encourages interaction between the reader and the topic. This technique we have found appeals to the reading public of all ages.

Our Reputation

Creating and maintaining a strong reputation and using the latest techniques –

Because we consider for publication the work of authors on such a wide range of genre, and select these on the merit of the topic and the writing, the main publishing house has developed over the years an impressive and lengthy list of books. This fact has attracted widespread interest and support from authors, and the publishing business press. Each author is deservedly highlighted on our website, in sequence, once their books have been published. Those currently in print are listed fully on our website. We maintain this facility alongside our other marketing strategies to enhance the public awareness of new authors\’ books.

Included are novels with a compelling, unusual and challenging story line, a number of books of humour and human interest, a very strong non-fiction portfolio, popular reference titles, together with books from established and previously published authors.

We particularly give consideration to manuscripts submitted by well-known figures in the public arena. Some of these are not yet quite famous enough to be snapped up by the largest publishing houses but have produced a very readable and well-researched book. Many find that their careers benefit from having had a book published recently and the fact of their names being in print maintains that each celebrity concerned is more relevant subsequently to the public.