“I have a 10 year old son who is an avid reader!! He loves books, (but he’s picky too) he loved Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. He was so excited to read the 2nd book in this series! When I presented him the first book he was not sure he would like it but changed his mind quickly, then when I heard about the 2nd book being released he almost jumped out of his chair! (no exaggeration) He is anxiously awaiting the 3rd book! I would say that any child who enjoys fantasy/adventure books should read this series! It is a well written page turner! It’s a fun story that adults can even enjoy the storyline without getting bored! According to my son, ‘every kid should read this series’. ” ~ 5-Star review from SavyGreenSaver, Amazon “I loved this book, even as an adult reading it. I was completely sucked into the plot and was constantly finding myself staying up “just a little longer” to read one more chapter. Different twists and turns in the book have you constantly guessing who is behind what and who Zak and Zoe can trust. I could definitely see myself being involved in this series as a middle schooler considering how much I enjoyed it even now. Another thing I liked about it is if you missed the first book, you could still follow along with this one and not be lost.” ~ 5-Star review from Staci, Amazon “Lars Guignard has done a fabulous job with this series. I loved the `Ghost Leopard’ & love this one even more. For late-elementary to middle school age readers, you can’t beat this series. It’s fun and fast-paced. Even my picky fifth grader enjoyed every page. There are bits of magic thrown in keep the action exciting. Mr. Guignard has a brilliant imagination & readers are blessed that he’s chosen to use it for YA fiction. If you’ve yet to read the first installment in this series, do yourself a favor and read these books back to back. Don’t limit it just to kids! Adults will have a blast reading these too!” ~ 5-Star review from Liz Terek, Amazon
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Lethal Circuit BANNED in Germany and France

From my Facebook Writer Page:

I’m reposting this issue here, because it has yet to be resolved —

I’m not making this up. LETHAL CIRCUIT is currently the tenth most downloaded book on Amazon. (We’re running a Free promotion which ends a the end of the day–by all means download it.) The attention has resulted in the abrupt removal of the book from Amazon’s French and German sites.

I have to believe that this is due to the cover art which portrays a swastika. Let me be clear. I do not fetishize Nazis. They’re a historical villain in the story. That’s it. The use of the swastika may or may not be legal in this context, in these jurisdictions, but the result is that anybody who wants the book in these markets can’t have it.

So, I guess the take away is, get new cover art for Germany and France. Oh, and what’s that proverb? The nail that sticks out gets hammered down? If you think censorship in any form is wrong, do me a favor and Like the book on Amazon’s US, UK, Spanish, or Italian sites. [amazon asin=B005HK05OY&text=Lethal Circuit]

Addendum:

Please note: I love Amazon. I think they’ve done more for writers than, well, anyone, ever. They have single handedly shattered the stranglehold on distribution held by Traditional Media. That said, this is an issue I’d like to see resolved and so far my efforts have been for naught.

Also note: I’m aware that it’s technically impossible for a bookstore to ban a book. All they can do is not carry it. However, when you’re talking about a company like Amazon that has won such an enormous part of the market share, the effect is very similar.

9 comments to Lethal Circuit BANNED in Germany and France

  • just wanted to tell u how much i enjoyed reading Leathal Curcuit.. I found it to be a page turner I could not put down. I don’t normally read “spy” thrillers, not for any particular reason, just like mysteries. but when I read the promo for the book it sounded right up my ally sans the spies. and the characters sounded interesting. Now gotta tell u i’m waiting on the second book to come out. i havn’t been able to find it, so if its already published could u let me know? Also, if your going to have anymore free downloads on it that would be appreciated too. i bought the other one for $20. something. really enjoyed it. thank you so much.brenda

  • Lars

    Hi Brenda,
    Thank you for your kind words. If you have a chance, please write a review. Also, if you sign up to be on my email list I can let you know about any promotions and upcoming releases of the next books.
    Lars

  • I bought the first book Lethal Circuit, the first spy thriller I have read in years. So fast paced it was great. Then I bought Blown Circuit when it showed up on Amazon, I read it non stop, didnt sleep till I got it done. The endings on these books are just great. Youve got me hooked. So, hurry up and write book 3. You need to get you some help so you can get these things out, like one book a month would be great!! Put me on the email list so I know when you get book #3 out. I guess it will be titled “Short Circuit” or “Open Circuit” or “Circuit to Ground” ….

    • Lars

      Thanks, Bob. I’m really happy you liked them. I’m working on book 3 right now. It would be nice to be able to do one book a month — I need more coffee I guess. I’ll put you on the list so you know when #3 is out. I’m still working on the title, but I’ll get Circuit in there somewhere:)

  • Linda

    I loved both Lethal Circuit and Blown Circuit. Can’t Wait for the next book. Hurry I have to know what happens to Micheal.

  • Bren

    I’ve read Blown Circuit and Brood recently and they are outstanding. Michael Chase is a good character and Blown Circuit had an unusual premise that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    Have you on my ‘must’ buy list. I’m also going to read your Zoe & Flack series for our family’s younger children. Thanks for the wonderful books, keep them coming.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Bren. Glad you enjoyed the books. (I’m completing the third Michael Chase book right now.) It’s always a big effort to write a novel and it’s nice to hear that it’s appreciated. Let me know what your kids think of Zoe and Zak!

  • Bren

    Loving India and all things Indian, my home is full of the ancient Sanskrit symbol svastika, meaning ‘it is good’. I have wall hangings and other items with this symbol. I always have to explain to first time visitors its meaning and why it is in my home. The Germans ‘borrowed’ it and turned it into a travesty! France and Germany should have authorities intelligent enough to understand the difference between ancient symbols and Nazi propaganda! Amazing in this day and age.

  • Like you say, it’s a very common symbol in India. It’s even on the original cover of Kipling’s Jungle Book!

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