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Free eBook: A Gift to Say Welcome


I noticed that I’ve picked up a few more friends following the Danny Breslin blog and I just wanted to say hello and welcome to you all. As a welcoming gift I’m giving you the kindle version of my book “Me & Gus on the Roof of the World” for free. Get it in the next five days or otherwise you’ll miss out. If you don’t know what all the fuss is about then check out the outline. To see what others are saying about it have a look at some of the testimonials.

For readers in the UK here’s a link to the book’s page on Amazon.co.uk

For the rest of the world go to Amazon.com or pop along your local Amazon site and type in Danny Breslin.

Oh, and by the way, just because I’m spoiling you today don’t expect me to be this nice all the time!

April 10, 2014 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Happy New Year everybody!

Okay, maybe this post is over a week late but the sentiment remains the same – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

My sister bought me a juicer for Christmas so you can guess what my resolution was…yes that’s right, see how much dust the thing can gather in the cupboard. Not really, I’m only kidding! I’ve started a seven day juice detox today and intend to stick with it; I need to get years of poison and self-administered food and drink abuse out of my system so I’m not even sure 7 days will be enough.

This was my breakfast:

2 apples

1/4 lime

1/4 pineapple

1/4 medium sized cucumber

1/4 avocado

10 oz. wheatgrass

And if that don’t have you hanging your head over the bowl I don’t know what will: it came out of the blender dark green – yeuch. I got the recipe from the Juice Master and I think the point might be that after throwing up and then beating him half to death I will feel so much better!

I can’t wait to see what’s for lunch 😦

Something else I wanted to tell you about: I actually WROTE a letter! Not typed, not emailed – wrote, with a pen and paper. Wow. It has been that long since I did it the old-fashioned way I wasn’t sure if I could anymore.

I mean sure I make notes with a pen and paper but they are mostly illegible scrawls, a code known only to me, but a full letter in readable English? I’m still not sure how I managed it.

What happened was my uncle sent a xmas card and put a note in to say he was sorry he hadn’t read my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World but he didn’t do eBooks, or emails for that matter. I wrote back to him to let him know he could get it on Amazon as a paperback (another shameless plug but I am, by definition, not ashamed hehehehe).

Writing a letter by hand feels good, much more personal than typing it out or emailing. I’m going to do it more often and I reckon you should give it a go too. As for detoxing…I’ll leave that up to you.

January 8, 2014 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Stuff and Nonsense | , , , , , , | 18 Comments

A time for giving: free eBook for everyone!


Yesterday I promised an announcement, well here it is: as an early Christmas prezzie for anyone who hasn’t yet read my book

Me & Gus on the Roof of the World

I’m giving it away for free on Kindle for the next five days.

Now this isn’t much of a gift to all of you who have read it already, so how about when this offer is finished I reduce the price of the paperback too? I can’t give that away for free because it is a print on demand service which means I can only offer it at the cost price (unless there is a way around that), leave it with me and I’ll see what I can do for you.

So get your copy of Me & Gus on the Roof of the World right now for free and merry xmas to you. All I ask in return is a review or a blog post so others get to read it too. Never heard of it you say? Okay, check out the testimonials.

Here’s the links for your free eBook:



For other parts of the world please visit your local Amazon site and type in Danny Breslin. Hurry though – five days and counting!


December 11, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Travel | , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Me & Gus on Amazon


Defining moments in your life…erm…I think I just had one. I went onto Amazon to check if I’d had any more reviews and I noticed that Me & Gus on the Roof of the World is on there in paperback. I thought it would take longer for them to get it on as they said 5-7 working days.

I know it’s been on Kindle for a while but with the paperback coming out it feels like I’m finally an actual published author. Does that sound strange? People can actually hold a book that I have written in their hands, actually turn the pages! It just seems a bit more real.

Seeing it there just seemed to take my breath away….AGAIN!

Okay so you can get it on Amazon UK here and Amazon.com here.

If you are new here, haven’t read the eBook version and don’t know the story then have a look at the outline. Still unsure? Check out what others are saying on the testimonials page.

Tell me the defining moments of your life, Something that happened that changed everything. Something that even when it happened you knew it would stick in your memory as “That was the day that…”

Me & Gus on the Roof of the World out now in paperback and on Kindle



November 4, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Danny Breslin in Paperback


I have just approved the proof copy for my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World so it will be available on Amazon in paperback in 5-7 business days, BUT! If you can’t wait that long then here is a link to Createspace where you can buy it right now this instant!!!

Check it out: https://www.createspace.com/4493665

If you have never read it, because you don’t have an ereader – or some other flimsy excuse, then now is your chance to get your hands on a real live paper version. Find out what everyone’s been talking about in the book that is…

“so funny you won’t be able to catch your breath!”

Even if you have read the kindle version get the paperback anyway, read it again and display it proudly on your bookshelf so the whole world knows you have great taste in literature.


November 1, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Great Reviews

It seems a few of you actually enjoyed reading my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, so much in fact that they have left some really great reviews on Amazon which I’ve put on my testimonials page just to show off. Here are some of the latest ones:

Brilliant, I couldn’t put it down!

I literally couldn’t put this book down. Whenever I had a spare moment, I found myself reading with anticipation to find out what happened next. Me and Gus on the Roof of the World is Danny Breslin’s first person account of a truly unforgettable trip of a lifetime to the Himalayas. Unexpectedly, much of the “unforgettable” “trip of a lifetime” parts of the story come from Danny’s experience with falling seriously ill with altitude sickness and eventually overcoming it. Firstly, I really enjoyed the story. And wow, what a story it is! Danny takes you right there along with him on his amazing journey, from the initial suggestion of the trip all the way through the planning, the excitement, the nerves, the travel, the arrival, the people, the emotions and the experiences, to the sickness, the delirium, the paranoia, and the hospitals. It really is a remarkable story, and reading it makes you realise how lucky Danny is to be here today to tell it! Mostly I enjoyed the way Danny told his story. He is such an excellent story-teller that for the best part of the book I honestly felt like we were mates, and he was telling me face to face over a pint and a packet of crisps in the pub. He is also incredibly funny. I lost count of the number of times I chuckled out loud. What was particularly impressive is that Danny’s humour never wavered neither in his story-telling nor evidently during what was clearly a terrifying ordeal. I would truly love to know what the “nagging nurse” made of him! I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Me and Gus on the Roof of the World for so many reasons and I thoroughly recommend it. This book has a bit of everything; travel, trauma, tenderness, humour (actually it has a lot of humour) all told by a genuine, down-to-earth, all round top bloke. I know that altitude sickness is no light matter, but thank you Danny for sharing your experiences in such a light, entertaining, and refreshing way. Gina4Star

Great Storytelling!

Danny is a great story teller! I felt like I was sitting on a stool in the pub listening to him tell his story real-time. He brings everyone to life and creates so clear of a visual you can actually see the adventure unfold. Though he easily could have died on this adventure, his humor never wavers.  He had me snickering and snorting throughout the book! Denise Hisey

Great read!!!!

Well what can you say, both amusing and touching, written with a vision which almost puts you with the author on his travels, you can almost visualise the scenarios (good job you can’t smell though). Looking forward to further tales. Pen Name


Not bad eh? So if you haven’t read it yet, then just pop along to your local Amazon site and download it to your e-reader, or tablet with the kindle app. If you are a complete Luddite and don’t have the sort of gadgetry I’m talking about then you are going to have to wait a few days until it comes out in paperback – see how good I am to you? In the meantime you can have a glance at the outline.

If you have already gone through it and you weren’t too disappointed with it then please give me a (kind) review on Amazon/Goodreads etc. or better yet tell your family, friends and followers about it with a blog post.

If you want to talk to me about this or anything then drop me an email: dannybreslin@mail.com – and keep it clean!

September 25, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Reviews, Travel, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Paperback Writer


Okay, biiiiiiiiiiig news my friends. Within a few short days my book “Me & Gus on the Roof of the World” – the greatest adventure of modern times – will be making the leap from an eBook to an actual, solid, hold in your hand proper book! HOORAY!!!!!

Too many people have told me that they don’t have an ereader and don’t understand these new fangled gosh darn things, I thought what the hell? Let’s get it out there in paperback and then there can be absolutely NO EXCUSES! for not reading it. Actually I’d like to apologise to my pal in Mexico gina4star who went to so much trouble to get the digital copy. Sorry mate!

I’ve been through it again and edited it, changing a couple of things but only minor stuff. A bit of syntax correction is good for the soul, so I’m told. Anyway, I’ll let you know when it’s available on Amazon.



September 20, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

EBook offer – price slashed!

Me & Gus on the Roof of the World is on sale with the price cut in half for a limited time, or an unlimited time or just a time as yet unspecified. So if you haven’t got a copy yet then now is the moment to get yourself over to Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, or any of the other Amazon sites serving various locales, and hit the BUY NOW button.

Right now friends are trying to restrain me with cries of “What are you doing Danny? Writing this book took so much out of you. It has dimmed your eyes, gnarled your fingers and made crooked your back. Why would you virtually give it away?”

I push them aside “I know what I’m doing!”

If you’re new to this blog and you’re thinking “What is all the fuss about?” Or “Who is this Danny Breslin?” Or “Did I leave the iron on?” Check out the outline to Me & Gus on the Roof of the World.

So funny you won’t be able to catch your breath!

Read the critically acclaimed true story of a man’s struggle to survive and find a decent cup of tea…
What is a man who is afraid of heights doing in the Himalayas?
A dream trip turns into a living nightmare in which a not-so-hardy traveller faces danger at every turn. A tale of altitude sickness, daring escape attempts, organ harvesting Tibetan Gangsters, facing a Chinese Army firing squad and some of the world’s most dangerous toilets!
Me & Gus on the Roof of the World has action, adventure, belly laughs and pandas…what more do you want from a holiday?

If you want to know what others are saying about Me & Gus on the Roof of the World then take a look at the Testimonials page!

So download Me & Gus on the Roof of the World right now, if not for me then do it for yourself.

August 14, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

New page for my blog

If you take a look at the top right-hand corner of this page…no, the right-hand corner —> you will notice that I have added a testimonials page. Go and have a look if you like…WHOA!!! Wait a minute! Finish reading this first, you’re so impatient.

It seems that every review that I have had for Me & Gus on the Roof of the World so far on Amazon and Goodreads has been five stars: hooray!!!

Even Bones is happy for me!

Even Bones is happy for me!


Perhaps you think that I’m boasting but I promise you I’m not, I have put these reviews on the testimonials page because I want to thank the brilliant people who have written such kind words. Okay and to show off a bit. hehehehe

If you have read my book and have the overwhelming urge to comment about it or put a review on Amazon or Goodreads then I will paste it on to the testimonials page and stick in a link to your blog. Cheers!

August 12, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Favour for a Friend


It has been a about three weeks since the release of my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, I was wondering how you are getting on with it. Have you read it? Are you reading it now? Is it gathering dust somewhere in the back of your kindle?

Mainly I just wanted to get some feedback. Could you drop me a line in the comments below and let me know whether you enjoyed it, hated it, were inspired/uninspired etc. Please let me know because it’s like watching someone taste your signature dish, you can’t wait for them to stop chewing and tell you what they think. I get a bit tense, what if people hate it? (Deep breaths now – relaxxxxxxxx….)

I’ve had some reviews already on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Goodreads, and from what I’ve read people are really positive about it. Follow those links and check out what others have been saying.

If you have finished reading it, and don’t mind doing a friend a favour, please pop along to either (or both) of these sites and add a little review on there for me, if that’s okay? I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

By the way, if you haven’t downloaded a copy yet then get your arse into gear and follow the Amazon links above. You don’t really want to miss out, do you?

I’ve got some BIG NEWS to share with you in the next few days so stay tuned. In the meantime take care and be good.



August 5, 2013 Posted by | Me & Gus on the Roof of the World, Writing Your First Book | , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

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