eBook vous avez dit eBook ?

L’eBook c’est l’avenir du livre ?.. non je dirais que c’est un autre moyen de lire, un autre support. Le livre du futur peut-être, lorsque toutes les grandes œuvres seront sous cloches stérilisées… soupire.

Le livre papier est une oeuvre d’art à mes yeux.. Un objet. J’aime sentir le papier, le toucher, le regarder. Je ne jette jamais un livre même si il ne m’a pas plu.

J’aime comprendre comment les choses fonctionnent, comment elles se construisent. Alors j’ai appris à faire des eBook 🙂 enfin à faire des fichiers au format e-pub dans Indesign d’Adobe :). C’est très intéressant comme processus et pas aussi facile que l’on peut le croire. Rien n’est facile me direz-vous 😉 lorsque c’est facile c’est moins intéressant ;).. Le chat qui se mord la queue…

Donc j’ai mes livres au format Epub :).. léger, facile d’entretien ne prenant pas la poussière. Et je l’ai aussi mis en vente (nous y voilà)…

Voici les liens vers lesquels vous pouvez vous procurer les eBook :

Le Miracle : http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00A69NHQO

La Recouvrance : http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00IRDJ08K

The Quest : http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00IA5A93A

https://www.ebookit.com/books/0000003638/The-Quest.html

 

Belle lecture à vous 🙂

 

Sylvie

Format Papier pour les trois ouvrages :
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
Mon premier plaisir c’est d’écrire..
Le second sera que vous me lisiez et que vous preniez autant de plaisir que moi…
Alors on pourra dire que c’est une victoire !

What a joy it is to hold these books in my hands !

We write and everything seems long to us. Then we correct, re-read etc… More time. And then the moment comes when we’re satisfied that it’s all good to print, and still we’re waiting. We need to be patient to be a writer, I promise you!

Then suddenly everything happens very quickly…. And there you are with your baby or babies in your hand :). Then and there, you still feel a bit silly even if it’s not the first time! You look wide- and starry-eyed, with a silly grin on your face.

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I sat down near my daughter Virginie and I said to her: ‘Can you see that! There’s my name on it’ .. It reminds me a bit of the day my first daughter Kristel was born, where stupidly I said upon seeing her: ‘But she has no teeth’ .. No comment .. 😉 For the record she got her first teeth at 18 months!

Anyway, back to the point, or rather that which is overrunning my room! 300 copies of ‘La Recouvrance’ and 50 copies of ‘The Quest’. My babies; all new, all beautiful just waiting to be loved and shared.

The Quest – English Version of ‘The Miracle ‘

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Victim of an incurable catastrophe of health, Lilly nurtures the foolish hope to overcome her ordeal by being transformed into a vampire. Soon, a protracted quest begins. A path beset with pitfalls and disappointments; since vampires are not myriad… And rare are those who would take the risk of helping a human being. Nevertheless…

My perception of things had now changed, my plan was completely crazy and dangerous. Why hadn’t I felt it before? I’d lived through the most terrible night of my existence. I’d never been so frightened. But this new development: I’d provoked it myself and I now knew I could never physically go through it again. I was exhausted, emptied. And yet, he’d hardly touched me.

My life was too important to put at risk. I was just a fool in search of a better life, but I’d have to be content with what I had.

Is Lilly going to give up her project, or will her desire to live another existence be stronger?

 

La Recouvrance – Volume 2 of the adventures of Lilly & Darren

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After several months have passed among human beings Lilly appeals to Darren, because she encounters a problem while she’s bound for the South of France. Once again, he will come to save her! He finds it more prudent to keep her with him after this incident, which could have disastrous consequences. Then a journey begins that will lead them to Lilly’s “Recouvrance »; a return into a state which no one expected, not even her, but which explains so many things!   How will they handle Lilly’s latest condition?

No-one recalled, or barely so, the acts of the past; out of respect, as a rule or no doubt from a sense of propriety: Leaving each to choose that which was good to know about. But one thing was certain: When we were human, nothing about our knowledge or vampiric experiences returned to the surface. Nothing let us assume what we were, until the moment when our bodies or souls must return to their true form. So began the Recouvrance.  A phase where maybe lots of things would be possible. But especially that of hoping for something better. Our lives were just an eternal renewal to eventually reach perfection.

 

Would you like to have one of these titles signed? Feel free to send me an email: sylviesgginestet@live.fr

Have a nice day 🙂

Sylvie

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Author of ‘The Quest’ & ‘La Recouvrance’
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
My first pleasure is to write…
The second one is that you read my work and that you get as much pleasure as I do…
Then we could say that it’s a victory!

Quelle joie que de tenir en main ses livres !

On écrit et tout nous semble long. Ensuite on corrige, relit etc.. encore du temps. Et vient le moment de l’accord du bon à tirer et on attend encore.  Il faut être patient pour être écrivain, je vous promets !

Puis, soudainement tout va très vite…. et vous voilà avec votre ou vos bébés en main :). Alors là, vous restez un peu bête même si ce n’est pas la première fois ! Vous le(s) regardez les yeux écarquillés pleins d’étoiles, un sourire idiot sur le visage.

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Je me suis assise près de Virginie ma fille et je lui ai dit : ‘T’as vu ça ! Il y a mon nom dessus’.. Cela me rappelle un peu le jour de la naissance de ma première fille Kristel,  où bêtement j’ai dit en la voyant : ‘Mais elle n’a pas de dent’.. No comment ;).. Pour l’anecdote elle a sorti la première à 18 mois !

Bref, revenons à nos moutons ou plutôt à ce qui envahit mon salon ! 300 exemplaires de ‘La Recouvrance’ et 50 exemplaires de ‘The Quest’. Mes bébés tout neufs, tout beaux qui ne demandent qu’à être aimés et partagés.

The Quest – English version of ‘Le Miracle

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Victim of an incurable catastrophe of health, Lilly nurtures the foolish hope to overcome her ordeal by being transformed into a vampire. Soon, a protracted quest begins. A path beset with pitfalls and disappointments; since vampires are not myriad… And rare are those who would take the risk of helping a human being. Nevertheless…

My perception of things had now changed, my plan was completely crazy and dangerous. Why hadn’t I felt it before? I’d lived through the most terrible night of my existence. I’d never been so frightened. But this new development: I’d provoked it myself and I now knew I could never physically go through it again. I was exhausted, emptied. And yet, he’d hardly touched me.

My life was too important to put at risk. I was just a fool in search of a better life, but I’d have to be content with what I had.

Is Lilly going to give up her project, or will her desire to live another existence be stronger?

 

La Recouvrance – Tome 2 des aventures de Lilly & Darren

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Après plusieurs mois passés parmi les humains Lilly fait appel à Darren, car elle rencontre un problème alors qu’elle est en partance vers le Sud de la France. Encore une fois, il va la sauver ! Il juge plus prudent de la garder auprès de lui après cet incident qui aurait pu avoir des conséquences désastreuses. Commence alors un voyage qui les mènera à « La Recouvrance » de Lilly, retour à un état auquel personne ne s’attendait, pas même elle, mais qui expliquera tant de choses !  Comment vont-ils gérer la nouvelle condition de Lilly ?

Personne n’évoquait ou très peu les actes du passé par respect, par règle ou par pudeur sans doute. Nous laissant à chacun de choisir ce qu’il était bon de savoir. Mais une chose était sûre : lorsque nous étions humains, rien de notre savoir ou de nos expériences vampiriques ne revenait à la surface. Rien ne nous laissait supposer qui nous étions, jusqu’au moment où nos corps ou nos âmes devaient revenir à notre vérité. Alors, commençait la Recouvrance. Une phase où peut-être beaucoup de choses étaient permises. Mais surtout celle d’espérer quelque chose de meilleur. Nos vies n’étaient qu’un éternel recommencement pour éventuellement aboutir à la perfection.

 

Vous désirez l’un des titres dédicacés ? N’hésitez pas à m’envoyer un email : sylviesgginestet@live.fr

You would like get one of them signed ? Dont hesitate to send me an email : sylviesgginestet@live.fr

Belle journée à vous 🙂

Have a nice day 🙂

Sylvie

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Auteure de ‘Le Miracle’ & ‘La Recouvrance’
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00A69NHQO
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
Mon premier plaisir c’est d’écrire..
Le second sera que vous me lisiez et que vous preniez autant de plaisir que moi…
Alors on pourra dire que c’est une victoire !
 
Author of ‘The Quest’
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
My first pleasure is to write…
The second one is that you read my work and that you get as much pleasure as I do…
Then we could say that it’s a victory!

The Passion of writing

When I share this passion which is writing, when I share my words; I give a lot, I give you a lot. I’m not talking about time, but about my heart, my energy… From me. This part of me which craves to shout out to the world: Read me. Because the first purpose of writing a novel, it’s the sharing. The sharing of a story, of its characters, of their adventures and lives. They live inside us and are truly real. We love them, they belong to us 🙂

Our books are our babies; don’t you love your babies? Wouldn’t you like us to love your babies as you love them?

Even for a fantasy novel (that’s to say with things being supposedly unreal), the readers identify themselves either with the story or one of the characters. For the author, if he wants his story to become alive, if he wants to carry readers into another dimension, in this case he must put all of his heart into giving the characters breath, and bringing the place described alive. When I’m reading a book, I imagine everything. I literally immerse myself inside it, I see with the character’s eyes, I’m in the same room. When I’m writing, it’s the same, perhaps worse; and I like to imagine that my readers do the same.

We write because we need to; we have to express our words, our ideas, our feelings. It’s happened before that I’ve had to halt my mind because everything came too quickly, so fast that I made myself dizzy. In this case, there’s only one thing to do; try to stop thinking, sit down, breathe and slow down the flow of it all. Take a break for a few minutes and relax, as somehow it’s a bit too freaky.

Often, I’m asked whether ‘The Quest’ is autobiographical; of course not, of course yes. A part of my life is in there, as I started the book because of an event in my life. This real event which changed my vision of life and of people.

And now, ‘The Quest’ has changed my life. It gave me this urge to go on writing and sharing; because when I see that sparkle in your eyes, I tell myself that I did succeed in taking you to another place. When certain people, who knew me from before, tell me that they’re surprised; I smile. It’s good to surprise people.

In a few days, I’ll hold ‘La Recouvrance’ in my hands; the second volume of the adventures of my somewhat different vampires. ‘The Quest’ was the setting up for the story, now we cut right to the quick of the subject! You know the characters, you know how they’re different, but do you believe you really know all there is? Are you ready to live this Recouvrance?

Vampires as you’ve never read them before !

Sylvie

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Author of ‘Le Miracle’
http://www.editionsazimuts.be/Le-Miracle-cbfaaaata.asp
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00A69NHQO
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
My first pleasure is to write…
The second one is that you read my work and that you get as much pleasure as I do…
Then we could say that it’s a victory!

La Recouvrance & The Quest

Je vous présente officiellement les couvertures des deux sorties prévues dans les semaines à venir en version papier 🙂

I present you officially with the covers of both releases planned in the next few weeks for the paper version 🙂

The Quest : Version anglaise de « Le Miracle », paru en Septembre 2012. Après maintes déceptions quand à la valeur de la traduction, j’ai pris l’option de le faire moi-même puis d’être corrigée par mon ami anglais Graham.

Le résultat est magnifique, l’émotion intacte.

English version of « Le Miracle’, previously published in September 2012. After many disappointments about the translation, I have decided to do it myself, then be rewieved and corrected by my English friend Graham. The result is magnificent, the emotion…. intact !

The-Quest-cover-4-1Vampires as you’ve never read them before !

La Recouvrance : La suite des aventures de Lilly et Darren, surprenante et innovante ! Vous y découvrirez de nouveaux mots (eh oui;) ).. L’histoire va de nouveau à 100 à l’heure, explosive et inattendue !

The continuation of Lilly and Darren ‘s adventures, surprising and innovative! You will discover new words (hey yes;)).. The story goes again at a hundred miles an hour, explosive and unexpected!

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Je serais à la Foire du Livre de Bruxelles, sur le stand d’Acrodacrolivres au HAll 3A du Jeudi 20 au Lundi 24 Février avec ses deux ouvrages, plus bien entendu Le Miracle, pour vous les dédicacer 🙂

I will be at the Bruxelles Book Fair from Thursday 20th to Monday 24th February to sign them 🙂

Je vous y attends nombreux et nombreuses !

I wait for you !

Belle journée.. Have a nice day. Sylvie

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Auteure de ‘Le Miracle’ 
http://www.editionsazimuts.be/Le-Miracle-cbfaaaata.asp
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00A69NHQO
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
Mon premier plaisir c’est d’écrire..
Le second sera que vous me lisiez et que vous preniez autant de plaisir que moi…
Alors on pourra dire que c’est une victoire !
 
Author of ‘Le Miracle’
http://www.editionsazimuts.be/Le-Miracle-cbfaaaata.asp
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00A69NHQO
http://acrodacrolivres.be/boutique/
My first pleasure is to write…
The second one is that you read my work and that you get as much pleasure as I do…
Then we could say that it’s a victory!

The Quest by Sylvie Ginestet

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Today, is a great day for me. ‘The Quest‘ is finished since December but today I did send my order to print 50 of them !

Soon, will be the e-book version. I m doing it myself and I want it perfect. I need some more detail to make it as good as I want 🙂 I m a perfectionist lol 😉

I would take this opportunity to thank officialy my Friend Graham for his help with the translation. Alone was an impossible task and to ask a translator, well we know how it comes. Never again I will do this mistake. I stay convice that only the author can translate its own book, if the author wants have a correct translation, keeping the feeling of the original write !

I will sell the english version at the Brussel book fair from 20 to 24 February, Hall 3A : http://acrodacrolivres.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/StandHall3A.jpg, with of course Le Miracle and La Recouvrance !!

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Here we are !!

Well you can also email me if you want it, together we will find the best way to bring it to you 🙂 And of course with a personal sign from me 😉

Have a nice day 🙂

 

Sylvie

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Author of The Quest
My first pleasure is to write…
The second one is that you read my work and that you get as much pleasure as I do…
Then we could say that it’s a victory!

The Quest – (Chapter 1/part 2)

At this precise moment, I felt a new stab in the foot and my question finished with a grimace which could hardly have escaped him. In one bound, he was in front of me.

“Let me see this foot.”

“How do you know it’s my foot which hurts?”

“Because it’s me who injured you,” he replied, embarrassed.

I sat down on the bed and allowed him to examine my wounds. How and why had he hurt me? Ah the memories began to return to me… The Club, the car, then the blackout.

“It’s serious?”

“A little infected, but nothing nasty. It has to be down to your medical history. Don’t worry, we are going to take care of it as quickly as possible.”

Directly, he pulled the red tassel. A few moments later someone knocked at the door.

“Come in, Hector!”

Standing in front of the door, Hector waited for his orders. This man frightened me, he was glacial; no smile, no emotion came from him.

“Go and look for something to disinfect Lilly’s foot. You will find what’s necessary in my case which is in the chest of drawers in my office. The blue case!” He ordered, without even turning his head.

“Yes, Sir.”

Hector had already left.

Something had happened and I had absolutely no memory of it, but Darren knew… He knew everything. Now I too needed to know. I repeated my question.

“Can you tell me more now? What didn’t work out? Has it something to do with my request? Why can’t I remember anything?”

He sat on the edge of the bed and stared at me, yet I didn’t lower my eyes.

“Yes, it’s to do with your request but I can’t tell you more. In fact, I don’t even know the answer myself. How far back can you remember?”

“I know neither how I came to be here, nor since when. Also, I don’t remember how I got injured, even if I now understand what it relates to. However, I can’t remember you doing it.”

“It’s all right, it will heal quickly. Don’t worry. I’m more worried about the second stage, the one which didn’t come about. Whatever happens, just know that the reason I accepted your deal was for your survival. That’s the one and only reason, Lilly.”

His last reflection hardly did anything to reassure me.

Hector was patiently waiting for us to stop talking. Darren felt his presence and turned his head toward him while getting up. Hector put the case at his feet on the floor and left as discreetly as he came.

“I didn’t know you were a doctor!”

“Ha ha! Do I seem like a doctor?”

“Well, a bit, yes. Especially so with this case.”

He looked at me with an air of amusement.

“You won’t find any doctor able to heal these wounds. I’ll apply some antiseptic so try not to touch it. Also, take these two pills with a little water, please.”

He handed me two white capsules without any distinguishing marks, as well as a glass of water.

I swallowed them without hesitation. They were tasteless. In this moment, I was certain that he didn’t want to poison me.

“You should heal quickly,” he said with a reassuring voice, while packing away his potions.

He closed his case, raised his head and said:

“Now, it’s time for you to get some rest. Tomorrow, you’ll be able to walk. We’ll go for a walk in the park.”

“You know, honestly… I really wish it had worked.”

“Me too. Goodnight, Lilly.”

He gently kissed me on the forehead and left the bedroom.

I was alone again in this room. Certainly, I now knew why I was here. The only thing which tormented me was that we may have done it all for nothing… And still, there was this wound!

Since my early childhood, I’d always had a fragile health. I would catch all the diseases which other children would never get, and of course it was always more complicated to treat. I presented a very unusual case for the doctors, however I survived all of this since I was quite used to it. Above all, I would always come out of it stronger and more resistant to the illness.

But by continually enduring and suffering in silence — as one never speaks, or rarely so, about this kind of health condition — you end up finding yourself unable ever to know whether something much worse or unusual is going on. That’s why, for six months I fought against an invisible disease which was slowly making its way around my body. The doctors couldn’t find anything, and the results of any examinations would come back negative. In brief: I had nothing to go on.

Our family doctor concluded that I was suffering from depression. Everything was coming from me and it was all in my head. After all, maybe my mind had finally given up and forsaken me? I didn’t believe this, as it was simply inconceivable for me that my mind could now wreak so much havoc after everything my body had already endured.

I was able to listen to my body but the opposite wasn’t true: my body seemed to have a plan of its own. It didn’t matter that I kept repeating to myself: “It’s nothing, it’s in my head, I’m fine and well”, something was definitely wrong.

On the advice of my doctor – after all, we have to believe them –  I went for the first and only time to meet with a psychologist. I’m not really the kind of person who likes to expose her private life to a complete stranger, even less when you can never get a proper response. Once again I had to come to my senses: psychologists weren’t made for me.

I was back at the beginning. I had refused all the drugs which supposedly would have made me feel better. This was one of the best decisions I ever made to this day.

I needed to know what I was doing, what I was thinking, and especially what I was feeling. I kept notes on the disease’s progression, writing down the slightest detail in a notebook, however my doctor stuck to his earlier diagnosis: I was suffering from depression, period. Case closed.

The first clear and visible symptom appeared two years ago, during the summer. I was working in my office when suddenly the room started spinning. Everything was whirling around in such a frenzied waltz that my only relief was to sit down in a corner, crouched against the wall making sure I would not hurt myself by falling. Yet, even with my eyes closed, it kept on swirling. A very painful sensation, believe me!

The diagnosis of the paramedics came: Rotatory Vertigo. They advised me to get a complete check up since those disorders are caused by an abnormality affecting the balance organs such as the brain, the nerves or the ears. Yet again, my doctor sent me back for a brain MRI scan which of course didn’t show any lesion. Then he prescribed rest — the smartest thing he ever did during this whole period!

A few days later, my head exploded. It was too late to do anything to prevent it. The diagnosis was irrevocable, harsh and painfully true: “Stroke”. I found myself bedridden but alive. Well, almost…

A long re-education had to begin. I had to learn everything again from scratch. The left side of my body was lifeless and my expressions limited. The irony was that only my brain was working properly. To put it plainly, I could feel 100% of all this. A spirit living in a half dead body.

There, I admit it, I was indeed resilient!

The following nine months were a tough and relentless battle from which I came out almost victorious: I was able to walk and I could speak without dribbling. Seen from the outside, I was back to my normal self. However, while everybody else thought all was well, deep down I knew that things would never be the same again.

This hell lasted for two years, until I told myself that it could not continue any more. I was ceaselessly tired, and in truth very few people understood  it. They more readily took me to be an idler than a person who had probably suffered irreversible damage. As long as we are not completely paralysed, blind or on life support, people either don’t understand or just don’t want to understand.

I was tired of having to justify myself all the time, of having to beg for some hope of a normal life.

I had to find a solution.

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Was Lilly right to follow her instinct and feeling ?

Soon you will able to know all about this exciting story in the complete english version.

 

And the French version (Le Miracle) is  for sale :

http://www.amazon.fr

http://www.editionsazimuts.be/

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