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‘The Hapless Valet’ by Lenhardt Stevens

As soon as he stepped from the ladder, the trap door slammed shut above him. Geraldo squinted in the near darkness; wrinkles fanned from his dark oaken eyes.

“Hijo de puta!” He swore. “What gives Be-Bop?”

A click and a string of clear and buzzing Christmas lights lined the ceiling. The walls of the tunnel materialized in a mist of light and ran several paces and elbowed to the left. It was damp and cut through earth; the unevenly spaced iron I-beams supporting the ceiling were bent and rusted. Geraldo gazed up to the trap door and shouted ….


A character called Geraldo, with dark, oaken eyes … there’s one good reason to keep on reading, for sure!

Your host of Book Beginnings On Friday, Gilion, has already published an excellent review of this book, so why not make a second stop after you have linked up and see what she had to say!



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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of  ‘The Hapless Valet’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author Lenhardt Stevens.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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