‘If I am honest, I am surprised that although many readers are enjoying the first few Hotel Stories, in particular The Two Rooms and The White Blouse, not so many are enjoying the latest Stories.
Click the links, and you will see what I am meaning.
What is more I am noticing that some people are buying all six Hotel Stories separately!
I am sorry to say that this is not logical.
This is because if you are buying even two Hotel Stories, the cheapest and best way and if you are asking me most sensible way all round is to buy Hotel Stories: The Complete Collection. In this book you can read six Hotel Stories. I guarantee this is best value and also a wonderful book. You can buy it on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Thank you for listening.’
‘Please, Tatiana, show mercy!’
But Tatiana does not show mercy. You can find out why in my 2016 Hotel Story, the sixth in the series.
If you have read any of the Hotel Stories, you will enjoy this one. If you haven’t read any, The Swedish Woman is a great place to start.
How to enjoy The Swedish Woman;
- You can read The Swedish Woman instantly via this free chunky excerpt;
- You can buy The Swedish Woman from Amazon;
- Best option: scoop up all six short stories in one package in Hotel Stories: The Complete Collection (price: slightly more than buying one story);
- If you can’t afford it or don’t like paying for stories, no problem: write a comment below and I’ll send you a free Word copy of the first short story in the series, “The Two Rooms”. It would be great to hear from you.
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Who is the enigmatic Swedish woman?
It’s time to find out. The Swedish Woman, the sixth short story in the unique “Hotel Stories” series, reveals the answer. It’s the most entertaining story yet. It has several outstanding twists and novelties.
One of the novelties is that for the first time (more…)
In an hotel elevator awash with blood, a man lies murdered. But who is the killer?
What is the role of the enigmatic Swedish woman, whose identity is shrouded in mystery?
You can find out in The Swedish Woman. Ms N, the most brilliant, unpredictable and occasionally homicidal hotel manager in the world, must solve the crime before the country’s untainted-by-corruption-of-any-kind Minister of Justice, who happens to be one of the suspects, can solve it in his unique and not necessarily helpful way.
The Swedish Woman has been rated by readers as the funniest Hotel Story so far.
In an elevator awash with blood, a man lies murdered. But who is the killer? And what is the role of the enigmatic Swedish woman, whose identity is shrouded in mystery?
Find out here, soon.
After a year in the crafting, I shall publish soon my sixth in the series of short Hotel Stories.
Its title is The Swedish Woman.
Hailed by early readers as maybe the funniest of the Hotel Stories so far, The Swedish Woman features a galaxy of extraordinary characters – from the 100% untainted-by-corruption-of-any-kind Minister of Justice and the charming but elderly Irish gentleman in search of female company who may or may not have only six months to live; through the brilliant, unpredictable and occasionally homicidal hotel manager Ms N and her beautiful but naive ally, Tatiana; to the mysterious Swedish woman herself.
Who is she, and what is she doing in the hotel?
By way of a taster, here is the first part of the story. Enjoy, (more…)
Usually, I tell people Hotel Stories: The Complete Collection is outstanding value and contains all five stories for the price of just two.
But something exciting and new is happening. A sixth Hotel Story, The Swedish Woman, is on the way in the next couple of weeks. (more…)
I’m standing in the lobby of one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
I’m surrounded by top hotel professionals: general managers, directors of sales and marketing, even a hotel recruitment wizard, all here for the birthday of another top hotel professional.
‘We’ve heard about your Hotel Stories,’ says one. ‘They sound fabulous – a little bit spicy, a little bit mysterious, loads of strong women. Are they based on real life?’
‘Absolutely not,’ I say to the group of hotel professionals. ‘They all spring fully-formed from my imagination. But enough about me. Has anything weird or remarkable happened in any of your properties recently?’
‘Weird or remarkable barely suffices to describe what happened at a hotel managed by an old friend of mine in London last week,’ says one.
So what’s in the Hotel Stories; and why should you read them?
Here’s a quick summary.
The first reason you should read the Hotel Stories is The Two Rooms. Key plot ingredients are an unspeakably obnoxious male guest; a Prime Minister on a moral crusade; a high-class call-girl; some cigar-smoking Russian ice-hockey fans; an angry Japanese sushi chef; and a startling twist. Is it my favourite? Perhaps it is.
The second reason is The White Blouse, set somewhere in the Former Soviet Union in a hotel with some ugly problems including bribery; corruption; and a guest with deeply unpleasant proclivities. The White Blouse has a couple of scenes which are not for the squeamish. Actually, all of the Hotel Stories are intended for adult readers.