BOOK CLUB APRIL – THE FUTURE BROKERS -Spies, Governments & A.I Vie for Power


Michelle chatted to writers Dawn Knox and Colin Payn about their novel, THE FUTURE BROKERS.  We were also joined by writer, journalist, Sylvia Kent to update on local writers, book clubs and current reads.




Nothing can prepare you for a future where spies, governments and Artificial Intelligence vie for power and drive a love story like no other in The Future Brokers

It’s 2050 and George Williams considers himself a lucky man. It’s a year since he—like millions of others—was forced out of his job by Artificial Intelligence. And a year since his near-fatal accident. But now, George’s prospects are on the way up. With a state-of-the-art prosthetic arm and his sight restored, he’s head-hunted to join a secret Government department—George cannot believe his luck. 

He is right not to believe it. 

George’s attraction to his beautiful boss, Serena, falters when he discovers her role in his sudden good fortune, and her intention to exploit the newly-acquired abilities he’d feared were the start of a mental breakdown.

But, it turns out both George and Serena are being twitched by a greater puppet master and ultimately, they must decide whose side they’re on—those who want to combat Climate-Armageddon or the powerful leaders of the human race.


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INTERVIEW SYLVIA KENT – Book of the Month, Brentwood Writers Circle Celebrations, Billericay Readers and SWWJ News 

Sylvia Kent is the writer of 13 books, history being her favourite subject, her current book BRENTWOOD IN 50 BUILDINGS is now in bookshops. She has her hugely successful blog at  She is part of the Billericay readers group, brentwood writers circle and of course The Society of woman writers and journalists. She is a supporter and promoter of many unpublished writers helping them on the path to reach their readership.

Currently Reading – CELIA LAKE – IN THE CARDS

Family brings out the best and worst in all of us.

Having survived tuberculosis, a family scandal, and a dangerous magical drink, Laura is ready for a quiet visit to a beautiful home on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall. She finally has a chance to meet more people near enough her age, and begin to build her own connections in the world. It’s more than past time.

Galen knows his mother wants him to marry, and soon. Laura seems more promising than the other young women who have been invited to stay. But there are things in his family and in the house he doesn’t understand. Even his best friend Martin’s investigative skills as a journalist haven’t helped. When one of the other house guests is murdered, Galen, Laura, and Martin have to work together to protect the innocent and make sure the murderer is caught. New alliances are forged, old bonds are renewed, and nothing is quite what it seems.

In The Cards is a standalone romance of 80,000 words with a happy ending (no cliffhangers). It is book 5 in the The Mysterious Charm series, which explores the magical community of the British Isles in the 1920s and can be read in any order.

Uncover the murderer and explore the twists of romance in the Isles of Scilly in 1925.


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