What was Kevin? He was earnest yet playful, boisterous yet lazy, a little rough sometimes, extremely direct and always sure of what he wanted. He was also sensitive, kind, supportive and caring, not to mention highly communicative and supremely understanding towards children.
My Life as a Dog is the funny, heartwarming and moving story of a life shared between a black and tan dachshund and his owner.
Told over two days and a weekend drawn from their many years together, it explores how Kevin overcame his cruel upbringing to flower into a self-confident dog that left everyone he met spellbound. And as they grew together, his owner learned to live in the present and navigate the difficult times they faced together.
But with Kevin rejected by the canine world and their connection ever-more profound and symbiotic, the question was: What does he think I am?
L. A. Davenport is author of the thriller Escape, and the short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories.
L. A. Davenport is an Anglo-Irish author. He sometimes lives in the countryside, far away from urban distraction, but mostly he lives in the city. He enjoys long walks, typewriters and strong black coffee.
A teenage girl desperate for reconciliation with her absent father. A woman manipulated into thinking she is insane. A dystopian future where unhealthiness is punishable by death. The unrequited love of a young shop assistant. An intimate journey into London's kaleidoscope heart. The wedding dream of a dying solider far from home.
Thought-provoking, poignant and thrilling, No Way Home is a collection by L. A. Davenport, featuring Screen Grab, Deathcast, Stations of the Soul, and more.
John is a trauma doctor recovering at a glamorous Mediterranean resort after losing his wife in a terrible accident. Lost and alone, he wanders the streets, trying to escape his pain and drifting into alcoholism.
He ends up in a strip joint, where he meets Jasna, a brilliant and witty hostess. Against their better judgement, they become infatuated and begin to fall in love.
When she is brutally killed, John is the only suspect. But then he is mysteriously let go by the police, and Charles, the hotel manager, reveals that he lost his granddaughter, Erin, in similar circumstances.
Seeking to clear John’s name and obtain justice for Jasna and Erin, they are pitched into a ruthless world of people-trafficking, prostitution, drugs and murder, where life is cheap and nothing is as it seems.
Will they gather the evidence in time to stop the killers, or be their next victims? Can they trust the police, or are they part of the corruption reaching into every part of life?
Perfect for fans of classic thrillers, Escape draws you in to a darkly glamorous world where John has to overcome his grief to avenge Jasna, Erin and the victims of modern slavery.
Escape is the debut novel by L. A. Davenport, author of the short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, and the memoir My Life as a Dog.
"If you're after a bit of a thriller combined with romantic suspense, then Escape is definitely one to add to your (probably ever growing) TBR list...I didn't want to put it down!" Emily Quinn, A Quintillion Words
The ramblings of a man who thinks he's seen an angel. A night out in London seen through drunken eyes. A goddess snatching a holidaymaker down to the underworld. A desperate husband seeking help for his dying wife. A man stuck down a manhole after his stag do. The tell-all story of the ups and downs of a global pop band. The reminiscences of a faded actor. An appeal to His Satanic Majesty for help.
These are just a few of the eclectic cast of characters and stories created by L. A. Davenport, author of Escape and No Way Home, as he explores the meaning of life in the modern world.