RavenswoodPublishing
Name
: RavenswoodPublishing
Age
: 44
Gender
: Female
Email
: ravenswoodpublishing@gmail.com
Phone
: 9103791132
City
: Autryville
Country
: United states of america
Address
: 1275 Baptist Chapel Rd. Autryville, NC 28318
Classifieds
Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors
When Pea opened a portal and the alien cat, Max Gigan, jumped through from another dimension, he certainly didn't expect the talking tomcat to stay on as a family pet. He soon learns it can come in handy to have a fur ball from an alternate universe around when his friend re-opens the portal letting in vampire velociraptors who want to slime and eat the whole city! Pea’s dad is one of the first infected. But his dear old dad isn’t the only one. The dinosaurs escape the museum where the portal opened, and rampage through Milwaukee. As Pea's dad gets sicker, the BMX gang joins together with the feline army to corner the raptors and use them to develop an antidote. But Pea's meddling step-monster brothers threaten to ruin everything! A city wide alert goes out for the misidentified "turkeys" while Pea and his gang try to stay ahead of the hunt. Can the kids capture the dinos and get them home before they control everyone with their vampire powers? Will Pea’s dad remain infected forever? Join Pea and his gang in their battle against the SLIME SPEWING VAMPIRE VELOCIRAPTORS.
Mind Over Bullies: A Mob Forms
"In this intricate YA tale, a group of teenagers with special skills unite to confront bullying, though they end up fighting crime, murder, and terrorism. Eventually, MOB evolves into a true crime-fighting band of superheroes. Reminiscent of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, the teens outshine adults. They operate in their own world more or less autonomously, sometimes cooperating with grownups, other times circumventing them. Filled with numerous side plots involving family history, a mysterious corporation, a rare disease, terrorist plots, and more, Smith's tale ties it all together seamlessly while continually sounding the bullying theme, which intensifies from everyday school harrying to a device for recruiting criminals. The conclusion sets up the next MOB exploit." - Kirkus Reviews
A Scandal in Venice
Kip and Amanda, sixty-ish protagonists from previous adventures, continue their humorously dysfunctional relationship as Kip is asked to be a father figure to a troubled fourteen-year-old and plans to spend a summer of male bonding under sail, while Amanda decides to reconcile her husband with his memory of his overbearing, non-nurturing, departed mother. Of course, neither plan works out as expected, but their failures will put their marriage on the line.
Corvids & Magic
Paige is the daughter of an elven man driven mad and a star child that took the form of a woman. When her father nearly kills her she seeks asylum and refuge with the king and queen of Atriel.
Her friend, Lezienne, knows more than she’s letting on but refuses to speak of who brought the shadow dancers into Atriel even after she is confronted by Paige. Despite the fact that Lezienne nearly died, she refuses to tell anyone who brought this plague to Atriel.
Queen Orchid and King Creon are baffled by shadow dancers an ancient evil that has never been seen before in Atriel brought about by a wicked man who seeks to take Atriel’s throne by force.
Miasha (Matilda's evil sister) comes to cause havoc with this all going on, and a displaced people led by their King and Queen try to find their home.
The Waterhole
The year is 2051 and NASA, the US military and Australia have launched EMB, an incredible machine that can compress the fabric of space-time, providing us with previously unimaginable detail of the Big Bang and Janine Fuller, a pushy, headstrong anchor for CNNA has just been given the momentous story to break. Following the launch, an alien internet signal is located coming through the wormhole in an electromagnetic region known as the “Waterhole”. Baffling NASA scientists, the source of the signal does not even appear to emanate from within the known boundaries of our universe. Concurrent to this, animal migration patterns change, satellites malfunction and a reversal of the magnetic poles takes place. EMB is blamed, but despite official denial from General Smith, a brutal psychopath, with a frightening agenda of his own, Janine is unconvinced. In a world, where escalating mechanical failures, huge tidal surges and mass extinctions are becoming commonplace, Janine, using all resources known to her, goes into espionage mode in search of the truth. What she discovers is a new reality more terrifying than she could possibly ever have imagined.
"Magic, Mayhem and Life Underground with Bunkie" by Shelley Brown
Set in a bustling meadow in the Colorado highlands, Magic, Mayhem and Life Underground with Bunkie is a light-hearted story about a rabbit who might have hopped right out of Mayberry and onto the black-and-white, boldly-illustrated page. But the adventures of this warm-fuzzy bunny won’t lull you to sleep. Life in the meadow for Bunkie Bernstein is no picnic – at least not until he gains access to the tasty vegetable patch on the Murdock Farm – a feat that requires the help of a scurrilous snake and shape-shifting flower. When a fire in the forest forces Bunkie to move, he befriends a pika that he just can’t quite trust. Whoever heard of a rabbit that can’t jump, anyway? Things start to look up when Bunkie meets, Beatrice. This beautiful, cotton-white female rabbit is like a dream. However, Bunkie quickly learns that Beatrice is the one dreaming when he discovers that this beautiful bunny thinks she is human! Their eventful year comes to a close just as winter sets in, but not before encountering a ghost in the burrow – a perfect mystery on one fall hallowed eve.
"Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat" by Lily Lee
This is the first in a series about Addy the Bat and her friends. In this adventure, Addy goes to visit Cat with her friend Josie and what an amazing time they have! With whimsical painted cut-out created pictures, this book is sure to delight children of all ages and bring imagination to life!
"The Gift" by Rebecca J. Hubbard
All eleven-year old Pip wanted was a best friend. When Pip gets a horse for her birthday she is delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend from the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come that easily. Her father gently guides her so that Pip can discover for herself how to make Buck a true friend. Pip's new friend, Buck, has a story of his own. After leaving his own herd, to move to Pip's house, he is looking for a relationship that will help him feel safe. He, too, learns that making a friend takes patience and understanding.
"Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery" by Julian Padowicz
Mrs. Parsley is a good-witch who, with the help of her magical cat, Laptop, substitutes for the likes of Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and the various Fairy Godmothers, when they have more work than they can handle. However, since she does not have the specialized magic powers that they possess, she is challenged to find creative ways to carry out these duties.
"Flying Mutant Zombie Rats" by Kat de Falla
Summer vacation is almost here! And Pea O'Neil is stoked to try out the new local BMX track which is finally open. He and his gang of friends can ride all summer long! But when Pea tries a back flip, he unwittingly opens a portal to another dimension and hordes of flying mutant zombie rats are unleashed upon the city. With the help of an otherworldly talking cat sent to help prevent the demise of humankind, Pea and his friends must hunt down the hungry mutants and send them back before the portal closes. But when the zombie rats attack a neighbor man, the boys have to enlist the help of a graveyard looney and the city's stray cats. With time running out, Pea and his gang track the monsters to the city's sewer system. But in the city sewer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it’s eat…or get eaten.
"Once Upon a Castle" by Alan S. Blood
Uncle Toby had said that there would be castles to explore, with ghosts and things. This helps to cheer up the glum twelve-year old Lovell twins, Tom and Mary, leaving their schools and loving parents to be evacuated to wild Northumbria during World War II. Then the adventure begins. They live with their Aunt Victoria and Uncle Leslie, meet the loveable ‘Mrs M’, a strange dog called ‘Scamp’ and, worst, the terrible private tutor, Miss Urquart, from whom they run away to find a mysterious castle seen through an old telescope. Now they are drawn into bizarre supernatural events of a time-warp between the war itself and ancient warfare. They encounter dark forces, as the story twists and turns, and are even rescued by the Royal Navy. Yet, this is only the beginning of more unexpected tragedies before the twins begin to escape from it all.
"Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion" by Paul Semendinger, ED.D.
Sometimes Principal Sam can't remember.. what day it is! When Principal Sam starts to mix up the holidays, it’s up to the schoolchildren to help him out! How will Principal Sam learn to keep his holidays straight? Find out inside!
"There's a Stinky Goblin in the Shed" by Andrea Kaczmarek
Jerry and Jacob clean out Gran’s old garden shed to make a den, but on their first late-night walk in the woods behind it, they come across a very strange, grubby little person and their problems begin. A small pile of rags that can talk! The boys want to run away fast, but they take pity on the strange creature. They promise to try and get it back to its own world – GoblinLand. Hiding a goblin in their den is a full time job. But in the end they find out that Hob had upset an elf, could that be the clue they need? But if the twins think that helping out their grubby goblin friend is the end of the story – they are very very wrong! Once you have let one goblin into your life…..the goblin door has opened!
"An Angel Calling" by Caroline Quigley
An Angel Calling was written to help people connect easily with their Angels. It is a practical, down to earth Angel book that anyone can read regardless of their background or beliefs. It contains many inspirational Angel techniques and meditations, as well as true life Angel stories that can help you connect to your Guardian Angel and the Archangels helping you to create the life that you would like to live, while bringing you on your own individual journey of Angel discovery. As you choose to improve your life by working with the Angels, you will feel true peace and contentment, while bringing healing, harmony, abundance and unconditional love to into your life and the lives of those around you. An Angel Calling is simply a must have read, a clear, inspiring, self-help angel book, written from the heart, it contains many true angel stories, as well as unique channelled angel techniques, meditations, visualisations, plus beautifully drawn black and white angel pictures. It is also a genuine Angel book that cuts straight to the chase, in a practical universal way, giving you the spiritual knowledge that you need to create meaningful results in your life, while helping to manifest better outcomes for yourself and others.
"Apparition Atlas" by Daniel Diehl & Mark P. Donnelly
Have you ever had an encounter with a ghost? Would you like proof that the deceased continue to visit the world of the living? Do you have the courage to stand face-to-face with visitors from the afterlife? Apparition Atlas: The Ghost Hunter’s Travel Guide to Haunted America provides seekers of truth with a definitive guide to more than 200 publicly accessible, verified haunted locations in all 50 states. Introductory chapters discuss the many different types of apparitions and explain everything the novice ghost hunter needs to know to search for things that go bump in the night. Sometimes the spirits of the dead manifest themselves by slamming doors or through blood chilling screams; other times they come as glowing orbs of ectoplasm that float through walls; and occasionally, they appear in their human form — fully manifested, semi-transparent and terrifyingly real. Let us take you on a journey to places where close encounters with the departed occur with frightening regularity. Guaranteed to make you doubt everything you believe about death being the end of existence.
"Along the Wheel of Time" by Rev. Jennifer Laxer
A young woman follows her lover and finds her spiritual calling in the Autumn realm of the dead; a first-time mother gives birth on the Winter solstice; a daughter’s grief heals in a Spring garden; a joyous ceremony of mature sexuality celebrates the peak of Summer: these stories and more explore magickal realism in ordinary life. Following the Pagan Wheel of the Year through the experience of the characters, this collection of stories demonstrates how the changing of the seasons is a spiritual model for the soul.
"Yancey Gates: A Dialogue With Self" by Arthur Telling
Yancey Gates seeks enlightenment, while enduring a mundane job plagued with office politics at the San Francisco Planning Department. Opportunity arises when a dynamic new California governor proposes a world's fair in San Francisco having a spiritual theme. Yancey's job in Planning takes on new life as the governor's plan drops into his lap, and carries him to a Northern California Buddhist monastery where present moment awareness is a way of life, and to firery American Indian chieftain whose distrust of the White Man threatens the governor's plan. Remaining steadfast as he navigates through challenges and pitfalls, Yancey's focus stays on the question of his real purpose, his reason for living, and he brings you, the reader, along a tumultuous journey towards enlightenment.
"The Passion of Baseball" by Bob Wirz
Bob Wirz has lived out his childhood dream, growing up in a tiny Nebraska town and cherishing a lifetime working in major league baseball. Using humor and sentimentality plus rare photos, he relives many an exciting moment from an unlikely beginning to being involved with the sport's greats in World Series, All-Star Game and Hall of Fame settings. He was the Kansas City Royals' first publicist and chief spokesman for more than a decade for baseball commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth, then successfully ran his own sports public relations and marketing company with clients such as Major League Baseball, Little League, the Rolaids Relief Man, IBM, Just For Men haircolor and Baseball America magazine. Wirz also shares the tear-jerking success and near-success stories he has written for many years about players striving for the major leagues through the wilderness of Independent leagues. FROM THE CORNFIELDS of rural Nebraska TO New York City SKYSCRAPERS and baseball’s executive suite, Bob Wirz takes us on a one-of-a-kind journey through his life with baseball. "This book is a look at the journey and experiences of a special man who has devoted his professional life to covering, promoting, advising, and helping others. A tremendous success story" - Tim Mead VP-communications, Los Angeles Angels "One of the many joys in reading THIS autobiography is knowing it CAME from Bob's front row view of nearly six decades in the game" - Scott Reifert SR VP-communications, Chicago White Sox "Enjoy the ride in the company of a man you will come to know as a friend"- Fred Claire, former Los Angeles Dodgers VP/GM author of “Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue” "The Passion of Baseball is a true reflection of how you love our great game" - John Schuerholz VICE CHAIRMAN, Atlanta Braves “A must-read for baseball fans" - Tal Smith former President and GM, Houston Astros
"Set Free From Darkness" by Susan Klarkowski-Rasmussen
In 1987 I had dreams of marriage and a family. I had a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter and a nice home. I wanted to know the God that could create a child so perfect. I began exploring my spiritual options. While researching New Age philosophies I would go through mental illness psychosis leaving me with the worst fear I could ever know. I was afraid of my thoughts and myself. With misdiagnosis and failed hospitalizations I ended up taking the life of my 10-month-old child. Set Free From Darkness will take you from tears to victory. I set out “to know the God that could create a child so perfect” and He answered my prayer but in a much deeper more complex way. He loved me enough to allow my heart to be broken so I could begin a journey to learn to love and forgive.
"Get Rich or Get Out of My Way" by Dan Nestlerode
Author Dan Nestlerode has been shaping investment portfolios for people from all walks of life and all income brackets for nearly fifty years. Now he offers you a simple, essential, step-by-step process to help you become a savvy, smart and successful investor. Beginning right now you can eliminate chance as a major player in your investment future and learn the language, statistics and strategy necessary to tilt the odds of successful investing vastly in your favor. If you want to make your money grow, discard your old, comfortable assumptions and get ready for a fast, fun and deeply insightful adult education course in investment strategies. Dan Nestlerode will provide any investor with the confidence to build a successful retirement and have fun along the way. ~ Paul Bedard (Columnist, Washington Examiner)
"Inventors & Impostors" by Daniel Diehl & Mark P. Donnelly
What if everything you learned in school about the heroes of science, technology and invention was a lie? What if Tom Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb? What if the Wright brothers weren’t the first men to fly? What if Marconi didn’t invent the radio, or Watt the steam engine, or Bell the telephone, or Henry ford the production line? What if Columbus didn’t really discover America, or Darwin the concept of evolution, or Watson and Crick the existence of DNA? Well, brace yourself, because none of these people did what the history books credit them with having done. Were they all thieves and liars? Was it all a huge mistake? Was it some gigantic conspiracy? How did all these people become famous for things they didn’t do? In fourteen gripping, true stories Daniel Diehl and Mark P. Donnelly dig deep into the past and lay bare the facts about who really invented what and why somebody else got the glory. This is historical fact that reads like the best fiction – easy to read and impossible to put down.
"Sand In My Pants" by Sue Webb
Looking for a fun frolic? Whether boarding a plane on vacation, or enjoying a comfy chair at home- you're invited to join me on a thrilling, twenty-year, fun-packed odyssey. We'll share experiences around the globe. I'll throw in a bit of anthropology, culture, geography, history, and marine biology. I'll steep it in wit and serve it up with a generous dollop of humor. We'll begin our journey by becoming certified scuba divers. In the following years, we will traipse around the planet seeking out new cerulean exotic locales including: the Caribbean, Micronesia, and the South Pacific- just to name a few. Our adventures, however, will not be without a few misadventures. Most usually- the kind you laugh about...later. So, flip this book over, open the front cover-or scroll down; I invite you to dive in.
"From My War, To Your Peace" by Monika Sears
Born in Poland in 1939, brown eyed, dark haired and Jewish, Monika was off to a bad start. Her Father was marched off and shot in the first few days of the Nazi invasion. Her Mother, not knowing what had happened to him, took her to Warsaw to try and find him. So began the years of running and hiding. Monika was shuttled between aunties, in Warsaw, in the country, in rat infested basements and for weeks silent under a table with a little doll, two toy armchairs and books she did not know how to read; her Mother had found a room in the apartment of a virulently anti-semitic countess and whilst her Mother could pass for Aryan, Monika could not. Lodged with another auntie she was forced to drink, dance and sing obscene songs for even more drunken farmhands. She never raised her brown eyes. She had learnt fear and obedience. She walked through Warsaw burning and was thrown from the window of a train on the way to a concentration camp. Yet in the end it came to an end and she survived. She came to England and made a stab at childhood. In due course she married, had children and ran an antiquarian bookshop. She survived. Many years later, waiting on the doorstep for her first grandson to be carried into his warm, secure home, she decided to write him a letter. Ravenswood Publishers are proud to present this letter telling her incredible story to her grandson and to the two grandsons who came along later.
"Fathers (Collected Poems)" by Ken Koprowski
Fathers is an inspiring and highly emotive collection of poems spanning 40 years. Fatherhood is the inspiration for much of this book – its mysteries, triumphs, magic, humor, pain, and loss. In it the poet – an acute observer and lyrical writer – explores fatherhood from the perspective of a grandson, son, father, husband, and grandfather. His poems illustrate that being a dad is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of living, and at times, one of the most frustrating. The pages of this remarkable volume will engage all that is human in the reader.
"Impossible is an Illusion" by Paul Semendinger, ED.D.
Impossible is an Illusion is a collection of Dr. Paul Semendinger’s motivational writings on many topics including hard work, determination, positivity, family, and love. Using his experiences in education as a teacher and school leader as well as his knowledge of history, sports, running, and human nature, Dr. Semendinger delivers a book that will inspire readers to set goals and work hard to achieve them. Dr. Semendinger truly believes that anything is possible…after all, Impossible is an Illusion.
"The Witching Time" by Rachel Faugno
Caroline Burdick is still mourning the death of her toddler son when she inherits an isolated old house from her great aunt Hetty, a woman she barely knew. But the unexpected windfall comes with a catch: she must live in the house for six months to claim her inheritance. Set on a lonely hilltop in Brookfield, Massachusetts, the house terrifies Caroline, as does her aunt’s menacing companion Sarah Stratton, who has stayed on as housekeeper. Even more disturbing are the repeated appearances of Bathsheba Spooner, a distant relative who was hanged for murder in 1778, and the discovery that Hetty was high priestess of an ancient coven of witches. The only light amidst the darkness is a beautiful young man named Eddy Ross, with whom Caroline falls helplessly in love. But that fleeting joy cannot save her from the deadly maelstrom of witchcraft and family secrets that shatter her world.
"A Cynical American's Guide to British Myth" by Ann Kenney
When Lydia, a teacher of English folklore and myth, contacts a cynical American writer on line, their relationship seems doomed because despite their shared love of the paranormal and supernatural their beliefs are poles apart. To Lydia's astonishment, Jensen accepts her invitation to visit England and to explore its myths and legends. A road trip across Britain in a tiny KA is not quite what Jensen was expecting but as he travels the country with Lydia as his guide, his cynicism is tested, not only by Lydia herself, but also by the colourful array of characters that they meet along the way. His efforts to debunk legends such as Black Annis and the Cottingley Fairies are thwarted by both Lydia and those who truly believe. As time goes on Jensen begins to question what he sees and feels as his love of the British countryside and Lydia become entwined. Jensen hears tales of the White Worm, experiences first-hand a Phantom hitchhiker battles nature itself when he confronts the legendary Green Man. The final tale of shape shifting Selkies makes Jensen realise that his cynicism is being replaced by humanity and humility and as his love grows deeper, he begins to believe in the myths and legends he once wanted to disprove.
"Being Here" by Jennifer Lynn
Have you ever wondered if life is more than a series of random events? Or if invisible threads might weave together seemingly unrelated moments? Bree MacLeod – wise woman, shaman and Daughter of the goddess Bríghid – knows the Truth. When her aunt and foster-mother falls into a coma of unknown origin, Bree is pulled back to Seattle, the city of her childhood. As the family Bean feasa, Bree must work with her Otherworldly Allies to reach Emily and convince her soul to choose – to make Transition or to return to life on This Side of the Veil. But, being back in Seattle puts her within reach of her uncle, the man from whom Bree fled for her life years ago. Can Bree and her Allies find the way? Glimpse the world through the eyes of a modern-day shaman. Bree MacLeod and her story are waiting for you.
"In the Arms of the Spiral' by C. Rhalena Renee
At the height of her professional career, the Witch Healer, Cailleen, receives a vision that pulls her into her ancient past. Recurring dreams follow. She must, the dreams tell her, restore balance. She doesn't know how to meet this call, until key past life characters begin to show up in her present life. To complicate matters, a new neighbor makes Cailleen realize there is more to life than her work. She must choose balance not only for the world, but for her own personal life. Can Cailleen allow the help of her closest friends, or will she stand alone, as she so often has. Cailleen must decide if her new neighbor is a distraction, or perhaps part of the key to restoring balance and saving a life.
"Best Sunset in Venice" by Julian Padowicz
After a prolonged sojourn in Europe, the sixty-something newlyweds, Kip and Amanda return to the coastal village of Venice, Massachusetts. Kip is accustomed to his bread always landing jam side down, so the retired literature professor is ambivalent about the unexpected success of his new book. On one hand, he is thrilled more than he dares admit, even to himself. On the other, he is afraid that it’s all a dream from which he will awake up in bitter disappointment. However, what awaits him on his return are adventures as diverse as being befriended by a thrill-seeking former Green Beret, getting analyzed by a group of partying psychologists, massaged by an outspoken woman colonel in the Israeli Army, and meeting his wife’s very deadly real husband. The reader needn’t worry about Kip surviving these ordeals, since a sequel entitled A Scandal in Venice is already in the author’s computer. Kip is protective of his enigmatic, accident prone wife and worried about how he will be received, following the events that precipitated their departure three years earlier. Amanda is anxious to get her hands back into the clay stored in her pottery studio.
"Bad Feeling" by Roger Rapel
DS Jim Broadbent is called to the scene of a murder, where a pretty 18 girl lay naked having been raped and her throat cut. The investigation got off to a bad start, but as time went on the boyfriend became suspect, then DNA ruled him out. Then two more victims one female one male were found was there a connection to the first? The hairs on the back of DS Jim Broadbent’s neck began standing up. Jim didn’t like the boyfriend he had a bad feeling about him, was this just because he didn’t like him or was his sixth sense right? Then he was told to back off due to the negative DNA he was sure he was right he just couldn’t get over the result, so kept investigating him. Was he right?
"Where Is She?" by Roger Rapel
DS Jim Broadbent was given a file on a missing person Janet Crosby, who had been reported missing by her boyfriend some 15 months ago. Broadbent finds a note in the file from the original investigating officer, who stated, he was not happy with the boyfriend Charles Sumner. No reason why, just not happy. Broadbent commenced an investigation going over old ground and before long he had the same feeling about Sumner. Was his sixth sense right? Also Broadbent gets involved with MI5 and the CIA again. Nothing is what it seems; was he being used unwittingly again to route out a mole on both sides of the pond? A thrilling fast paced read, with twists and turns.
Seat 3F
Martyn catches a plane from Birmingham UK to Alicante in Spain; his allocated seat is in row F seat 3 which is a window seat. As he shuffles down the aisle he notices an attractive young woman in one of the rows, he mentally counts down the seat rows and she is in his. He can’t believe his luck the woman is allocated the middle seat; but he the gentleman offers her the window seat. Her name is Maria he notices her perfume which is high end and lingers in his nose and mind. They both have an affair but then his mind goes into turmoil as her scent follows him wherever he goes, was she there or not? Martyn is paranoid he comes home the scent is there he gets into his car it’s there as well, he holds is head is he going mad or is she out to kill him…?
"Writer's Block" by Julian Padowicz
From his miserable childhood to his mediocre career as a college professor, fate had not been kind, or even terribly fair, to “Kip” Kippur. But Kipʼs luck changes when he inherits a house in a small coastal village in Massachusetts. He chucks his previous life and moves there to write the Great American Novel—a thinly disguised autobiography. As Kip struggles to transmute a leaden life into golden fiction, he finds himself alone and rudderless in a strange community. He stumbles into a mysterious murder, an awkward romance, a married lady's hot-tub, an unusual proposal of marriage—and an invitation to sail to Florida, during storm season, in a sailboat of questionable seaworthiness, with an autocratic captain and a homicidal crew mate. But Writerʼs Block is more than just the tale of a late-life crisis gone terribly awry. Itʼs also an intriguing portrait of a small town and the complex people who inhabit it. It will keep you riveted all the way to its crashing conclusion.
"Abducted" by Roger Rapel
DS Jim Broadbent’s marriage was over, his long hours and after hours drinking culminated in his long suffering wife June leaving him; then filing for a divorce. His investigative skills and demeanour would be tested when he began to investigate two rapes albeit 18 months apart; they were the same MO making him think he was investigating a serial rapist. His sensitive investigative skills when interviewing victims were put to the test; but with his sympathetic approach and empathy he managed to extract vital information. The forensic scientist had found similar fibres on each victims clothing which confirmed the same offender. Now the hunt began. His affair with Jackie was reaching a crescendo they were both using each other to reach sexual heights neither had encountered before. Then a massive fraud case landed on his desk which Jim didn’t need. Jackie’s commitment to the job would be tested to the full as Jim used her to test a theory he had……… Then the Cindy case rose again with another ex-pat in Spain wanting to spill the beans on another UK sex ring; the well to do members were abusing children in their own homes and others. The corridors of power would feature again, how high would it go this time?
"Taken Away" by Patricia Yager Delagrange
Jessee Bradford, a respected young veterinarian in Santa Barbara, California, comes home to find his wife Serena and baby daughter Sofia missing. Jessee fears they have been kidnapped or worse. The FBI investigators believe his wife, the only daughter of a wealthy philanthropist who never approved of their marriage, simply abandoned Jessee and took their child with no intention of returning. After months of fruitless searching, Jessee relocates to his grandparents’ home in Iowa, where he takes over his grandpa’s veterinary practice. There he finds the family closeness he’s been missing and falls in love with a female equestrian Laura. When Jessee and Laura attend a gallery opening of an artist named She, the paintings remind Jessee of his wife Serena’s art work. Thus begins Jessee’s search to find She while his future with Laura teeters precariously on the edge until the truth about She is discovered.
"Moon Over Alcatraz" by Patricia Yager Delagrange
Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she’s writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge project. Having this baby would make her already-wonderful life perfect. But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence. Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate?
"Gift or Curse?" by Roger Rapel
Mark was traveling by coach on the long journey to meet his estranged wife, in an attempt to amicably sort out their divorce. He had met Michaela on a coach, but what Mark hadn’t known about his wife was that she could sometimes see visions when she touched an object or shook someone’s hand. Michaela’s mind’s eye would be blinded by a searing white light, and as the light gradually dissipated, she would see the vision as clear as day. She touched Mark’s hand — then bang! The white out happened. She called it a curse; her mother called it a gift. She couldn’t tell Mark what she had seen, but he knew something was wrong. “What had she seen?” he wondered. The occult ran in the family. Michaela’s mother was a Tarot card reader, or was she? Mark’s wife was leading a double life. On the surface, she was a high-flying city executive, reaching for the top, or was she? The reader will be taken through the twists and turns of the secret services, including MI6, CIA, MOSSAD and the KGB, but no one is who they say they are. Intrigue and double agents abound.
"A Fearful Lie" by Jean Fournier Johnson
By the time Gloria sees the little boy step out from between the parked cars it is too late. She hears the sickening thud as her vehicle strikes his body. She remembers that third drink at the bar, her husband's career as a police officer. Fearful that if she stays she will ruin the lives of those she loves, Gloria drives away. She leaves the child on the sidewalk for his mother to find. Having convinced herself she can live with this decision, Gloria is surprised to find her guilt beginning to take a toll on her family. Turning away from her marriage as it falls apart, she decides to atone for her crime by devoting her life to helping others. What better place to start than with Marisa, the mother of the boy she killed?
"Missing" by Roger Rapel
Michelle goes out on the town with friends but never returns home. Every parent’s nightmare; their teenage daughter goes missing. Time passes; the police inform the parnts to expect worst. DS Jim Broadbent becomes involved in the investigation. He begins to uncover a sickening sex trade which cuts across an MI5 investigation. He is then taken into the world of the arms trade where sex abuse and white girls are trafficked in part payment. The investigation leads to Spain where he reignites his affair with Sonja; not under the circumstances he would have liked, but to further the link in the arms trade being investigated by MI5………….
"Adam Wolf and the Cook Brothers" by Joe Schwartz
Ever dreamed of joining a rock band, getting rich, getting famous, and seeing the world through a private jet plane’s window? Ladies and Gentleman: Adam Wolf and the Cook Brothers – A Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock&Roll is your personal invitation to tune in, turn on, and drop out as you ride the tour bus through the night and into the next town with Paul, Ronnie, Adam and Mark. Paul is old school rock ‘n’ roll but he knows a hit song when he hears one. When he gets a demo from a St. Louis metal band, he is not impressed until he hears a track unlike all the others. He may have to make a deal with the devil to find the kid for his last chance ticket to rock glory. Ronnie is a brutal, delusional alcoholic and prescription fiend. In spite of his amazing technical guitar style, he has no talent. He can never be an original like Adam. For vengeance, Ronnie will follow a dark path of violence and destruction to the bitter end. Adam is a musical prodigy. He simply hears music in his mind while the notes naturally come through his guitar. Young and utterly naïve, music will change his life but his regret is a wound that will never heal. Mark couldn’t play a piano if it had only one key, but he doesn’t need to. Unlike Ronnie and Adam, Mark is hoping he can find the balance between his brothers though a musical bridge connecting them all forever. Paul, Ronnie, Adam, and Mark all have one thing in common – they would rather die than give up on their rock ‘n’ roll dreams. Walking down this wicked, twisted road each man will realize one important thing – this music can save them all. Ladies and Gentlemen: Adam Wolf and the Cook Brothers – A Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock&Roll will leave your ears ringing long after you’ve read it for the first time!
"A Season Without Rain" by Joe Schwartz
Jacob Miller is angry with himself, the world, and God. Life seems so unfair, so cruel, that he can’t imagine why anyone even tries. After having a nervous breakdown, selling his business, filing for bankruptcy, having a baby, and finding out he owes over twenty grand in taxes, he is hardly happy to be alive. In the span of a year, Jacob will discover three very important things about life. Things can always be worse. There really is a God. And if you wait long enough anything can change. A Season Without Rain explores that gray area between poverty and middle class life, the struggling underclass for whom there are no advocates. A powerful story told in a modern, everyday voice that will entrench readers in Jacob Miller’s black world of anger, hate, resentment, lies, and violence. A Season Without Rain is Joe Schwartz’s first novel. His previous short story collections Joe’s Black T-Shirt, The Games Men Play, and The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis have been acclaimed vulgar as Bukowski and visceral as Carver. Joe lives and works in St. Louis happily writing stories exclusively about the Gateway City.
"Cindy, Where Are You?" by Roger Rapel
Jim's marriage was on the rocks because of his long hours working as a Detective Sergeant including his after hours drinking. He was on the verge of having a fling with Jackie a young vivacious detective who had shown more than a professional interest in him. His life was already falling apart. Then came the investigation into Cindy's disappearance which would test Jim's skills as a detective. ‘Cindy where are you?’ became the mantra in his mind as he stared at her haunting image. His world would be turned upside down by the revelations uncovered which reached into the government corridors of power. His bosses were told to back off the investigation by the secret services. But they didn’t, what they found made even the most hardened officers cringe with disgust as more depraved sexual acts were uncovered...
"Playing With Fire" by David Tienter
An older ex-special forces Marine is asked to find a lost hiker on the Appalachian Trail. He discovers evidence of a heinous murder and the hunt is on for the Monster who would commit such a terrible crime. The fast pace action races down the east coast to the Florida Keys and back to the Trail. Exciting and surprising, this is a story that is a must read. A hero for all, especially those over 50.
"Not Done Yet" by David Tienter
An older war veteran is attacked by a motorcycle gang member at a deserted campground. Trying to escape from danger, he is forced to kill two members of the gang. This begins the action in this riveting, fast pace thriller as the gang seeks retribution and the veteran seeks justice. At last, a hero for the people over fifty years old.
"Dad, Wanna Be Our Manager" by J.B. Errico
Bernie Endino is an accountant and a baseball fan. His life is about to change; making baseball a bigger part of his family’s life than he ever dreamed was possible. His dream turned reality will give him the opportunity to give others second chances in their lives too. A warehouse manager, five childhood friends, and a former superstar pitcher embark on a journey with their coaches and teammates to turn a failing minor league franchise into a playoff contender. They’ll dig deep inside themselves to bring their very best to the top. It’ll be difficult and a hard-headed young star in the making and meddlesome pizza mogul keeping a watchful eye on them won’t make things any easier. Laughs will be shared, tears will be shed and life lessons will be learned along the way. It’ll be a memorable season both on and off the field as Bernie asks, “Dad, wanna be our manager?”
"Brotherhood of the Scroll" by David Lantz
The Brotherhood of the Scroll is a fast-paced story of international intrigue and war set during the turbulent sixth century BC. The story begins in 605 BC, when Jeremiah delivered a prophesy that Jerusalem would be carried into Babylonian captivity for 70 years. In that same year, Babylon defeated Egypt at the Battle of Carchemish, Nebuchadnezzar became King of Babylon, and within a year, carried the first of three groups of Jews into exile. Jeremiah, seeing his beloved Israel caught between these two superpowers, forms an inner circle of faithful zealots, including two future prophets of Israel, a teenager named Daniel and his friend, Ezekiel. Weaving the testimony of the Bible into the historical drama of this period, The Brotherhood of the Scroll will captivate the attention of those who enjoy an international spy thriller, as well as anyone interested in how spiritual and political issues intertwine.
"Hidden Death" by David Tienter
Life has always been quiet in the small rural town of Tindale. But there is a hidden evil beginning to show its strength and malice. One secret is revealed and soon the death toll mounts. Matt Smith must uncover the secret ring of criminals to stop the killing and to keep all he knows and loves safe. This is the third in the Matt Smith Mystery series.
"Retribution" by Roger Rapel
Detective Sergeant Jim Broadbent was having a bad day with everything going wrong. Then to cap his day off the phone rang just as he was going home. He was directed to a local shopping parade where the body of a badly beaten man had been discovered in a commercial waste bin. So another investigation began, but a wall of silence was evident as he was falsely led from one scenario to another. The body was unidentified as no one had reported him missing. No clues and nothing to pin point where he was from. Then a missing person enquiry landed on his desk as the incident room on the murder was closing without a satisfactory result. Broadbent discovered he was crossing another MI5 investigation. But the secrecy of the Secret Services was hindering him, then he was told to back off. Broadbent was being used again by MI5 as the deputy head was mole hunting with the assistance of the CIA. That was not the way Broadbent worked so he carried on. What he found was extremely disturbing; then he discovered Tanya who was seeking retribution on many who had crossed her. She was devious using her looks and body to lure those into her lair. Who was she really? This is a fast moving intriguing read with twists and turns; it is provocative with adult sexual encounters. It also sets the mind thinking, is it true or could it be true?
"16mm of Innocence" by Quentin Smith
What do we really know about our parents? How clearly do we remember our childhoods? Following the shocking discovery of a human skeleton at their childhood home and their aged mother’s subsequent death, three estranged siblings reluctantly return home for the funeral in the former German colonial town of Lüderitz. Watching long forgotten reels of old home movies the siblings discover shocking truths beneath their patchy childhood memories: secrets about their family, their parents and the reasons behind their estrangement. Set in 1985 on the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa, bathed in dense fogs that have wrecked thousands of ships over the years, and in Lüderitz, built on black rock trapped between the vast Namib Desert on the east and the cold Atlantic Ocean on the west, this suspense novel reaches back into South West Africa’s colonial past and the harboring of Nazi war criminals.
"Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions" by T.C. Koury
When Jim Sinclair and two college friends synthesize a million doses of LSD as a means of financing a post-graduation road trip across country and living expenses for their first few years on their own, they had no idea of the nightmare they would unleash. In a ‘down the rabbit hole’ experience worthy of Alice in Wonderland, the boys’ journey becomes ever more bizarre as they run afoul of the police, violent biker gangs, rogue federal agents and a mysterious clutch of powerful men who seem to guide events toward an unknown and frightening climax. Synthesis: Legion of Stateside Delusions is a strange, twisted tale not to be missed by lovers of adventure and mystery.
"The Choson Connection" by Marty Walpole
For Sarah Kimble a quick excursion to North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang, seemed like a great idea until she took photos of someone the North Korean Security Service didn’t like and arrested her for spying. Sarah is transferred to gulag on the other side of the country. Meanwhile a senior member in the US State Department, fed up with American tourists being detained by the North Koreans, contacts Secretary of State Hamilton and Carl Benson - Director of the CIA. Peter Kelly, a contract assassin for the Agency is brought in. His mission: to enter North Korea covertly and, if possible, get Sarah Kimble out. Together with his Japanese/American partner, Yuki Cassidy, Kelly travels at night to North Korean coastline by fishing trawler and enters the country. While making their way to the gulag, the pair come upon a truck carrying American Tomahawk missiles. Now the hunt is on, for the person who sold the North Koreans American weaponry.
"Finding the Raven" by Patty Dickson Pieczka
When Julia Dulac's father is murdered onstage and her inheritance is swindled away, she must work through her grief and fear of poverty to find both the killer and a means of survival with help from the Raven, a black crystal that reveals images of past and future truths. While having the crystal appraised, Julia finds love and her life takes unexpected turns through mystery and betrayal against the backdrop of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Through the boarding house window, Julia overhears an argument between Rose and her wealthy father over Rose's illegitimate pregnancy. He drops Rose off, saying he will return in one year, that she must be either single and childless or respectably married. Though from completely different backgrounds, Julia and Rose become fast friends, facing lessons of survival and redemption as their fates become irrevocably entwined.
"Rogue & Royal" by Alan S. Blood
After the misery of Oliver Cromwell's republican 'Protectorate', following the execution of Charles I, his son is restored to the throne. Britain thankfully returns to monarchy. King Charles II is different to his father. He is roguish, and nicknamed 'The Merry Monarch', loving festivities, gambling and horse racing. His Queen, Catherine, fails to produce an heir, yet he has many mistresses and fathers several illegitimate children. Highly intelligent, he has innumerable interests and furthers both science and astronomy. Although much happier, his reign has problems. Essentially needed is a balanced religious tolerance between Catholics, Protestants and, alarmingly, the rebellious Nonconformists, whose terrorist 'Fifth Monarchy Men' pose constant threats. Amongst these is another 'Rogue', religious fanatic, womaniser, kidnapper, suspected 'double agent' and a thief renowned for the most spectacular heist, ever, for which he should have been executed. Instead, as one of our greatest mysteries, he is pardoned by the King.
"Mary Norton: Soldier Girl" by D. Lawrence-Young
Mary Norton is a 17th century young woman who runs away from home in Bristol to escape from her violent and abusive father. Uneducated and unwilling to become just another servant or someone’s whore she joins the army as England’s Civil War begins. Surviving rape and torture, unwilling to return home, she becomes a turncoat and starts working for the enemy, the Parliamentary/ Roundhead side, living a life of intrigue and danger.
"Arrows Over Agincourt" by D. Lawrence-Young
“Then call we this, the field of Agincourt.” (Shakespeare: “Henry V”) 1415, Davey and Tom, two eighteen- year old lads looking for excitement, join Henry V’s army despite their parents’ and girlfriends’ wishes. The king is determined to regain his lost lands in France, and the two lads, now archers in his army, set sail for France hoping for adventures and the spoils of war. Their hopes of a quick and glorious victory are shattered during the prolonged siege at Harfleur where they witness the deaths of thousands of their fellow soldiers and some of their friends. Eventually, the king’s forces prevail, but now this small and sickly army must march many miles to meet the over-confident French army at Agincourt. Will the dispirited English army have any chance this time? Will our heroes return to England rich and unharmed to marry their sweethearts? Based on much historical research, this novel gives the reader a new and distinctive insight into what it was like to be a medieval soldier at one of England’s finest military events.
"Vanished in Berlin" by Gry Finsnes
If you love two countries and they go to war with each other, which one do you choose to fight for? The German musician Friedrich is in Norway with his Norwegian girlfriend Ellen when Hitler attacks in April 1940. They flee together from Oslo but happen to find themselves very close to the fighting. Their dilemma is that both like Germany but not the Nazis, and Friedrich does not want to fight. Ellen hides him, pretending that he is Dutch. After a long struggle they end up in her grandparents' house on the coast where they spend some idyllic months. But it cannot last forever. When Friedrich disappears Ellen goes to Vienna and Berlin in the middle of war to look for him.
"Doc Holliday: The Hard Ride" by David Tienter
Doctor John Holliday pursued by the Texas Rangers and the U. S. Cavalry is forced to flee Texas. His destination is Denver, Colorado, 900 miles away through uncharted territory. Doc., never a horseman, is in for the ride of his life. Along the way, he deals with the rugged terrain, hostile Kiowas, Comanches, and Cavalry deserters intent on killing him.. Only his fast gun, aggressive nature, and ability to develop trustworthy friendships can save him.
"The Man Who Would Be Shakespeare" by D. Lawrence-Young
In the 1760s, James Macpherson, a Scottish poet, gained dubious fame by forging The Works of Ossian, a forgery that was revealed by Dr. Johnson, of Dictionary fame. At about the same time, Thomas Chatterton forged the Rowley poems and fooled many of the London literati. These forgeries were also exposed and the young writer committed suicide aged eighteen. However, these single attempts at forgery fade into insignificance when compared to the many dubious writings of William-Henry Ireland (1777-1835). Son of an obsessive collector of Shakespearean artifacts, the emotionally starved young legal clerk was ignored by his father. To ‘buy’ his father’s love, William-Henry exploited his own calligraphic skills and forged many ‘Shakespearean’ deeds and letters. Telling his father he had received them from a mysterious Mr.H, his father pushed him to obtain even more documents which he could display to his fellow antiquarians. William-Henry agreed and forged a copy of King Lear stating this pre-dated the 1623 version that appeared in the First Folio. The insatiable father demanded more, so William-Henry produced a hitherto unknown Shakespearean play Vortigern & Rowena. Using his connections, Samuel Ireland persuaded the writer and theatre-manager, Richard Brinsley Sheridan to stage this play at his Drury Lane theatre. Word got out and literary London was divided between the ‘believers’ and their opponents. Famous believers included Dr. Johnson’s biographer, Boswell and two future kings, George IV and William IV. Opposing them were several well-known literary critics such as George Steevens, Joseph Ritson, while the influential Shakespearean scholar, Edmund Malone, wrote a scathing 450-page attack on the play. Vortigern was staged in April 1796 with the then famous actors John Philip Kemble and Dorothea Jordan the playing key rôles. When Kemble proclaimed the line, “And when this solemn mockery is o’er,” riots broke out in the theatre and the play was never staged again. Samuel Ireland refused to believe that his son had forged Vortigern, and died three years later, ridiculed, but still believing in his son’s innocence. Soon after, William Henry married Alice Crudge and ran a lending-library for a few years before her death. He remarried, had two daughters and spent his remaining years writing sixty books while shunting between England and France. One of these was a detailed Confession which related to Chatterton's influence on him. In 1815, William-Henry witnessed Napoleon’s triumphant return to Paris and was later awarded the ‘Legion d’Honneur’ by the Emperor. In addition to his forgeries, William-Henry also claimed descent from the Bard and even invented an illegitimate child for him. Dying in April 1835, at the age of 55, William-Henry Ireland was buried in Southwark, London, close to where Shakespeare’s ‘Globe’ had once stood. He never regretted his forgeries and was proud that, as an 18-year old, he had succeeded in fooling many of the alleged Shakespearean experts of the time. D. Lawrence-Young
"Welcome to London, William Shakespeare" by D. Lawrence-Young
Will Shakespeare is a young lad, happy to work at school, but happier really when he is writing long love poems and short plays. Unfortunately, his father, having fallen on hard times has to send Will out to earn his own living. Eventually managing to convince his family that his pen and education will provide a better living than by making gloves in his father's shop, Will sets off for London and the new and exciting world of the theatre. Elizabethan London is like no other place in the world, with its sights, smells, opportunities and constant danger. While Will is forging his career and making new friends in the theatre, including the alluring Dark Lady of the Sonnets, he must also be very careful of those he mixes with. The Tudor capital is a treacherous place at the best of times, and there are ever-listening ears everywhere. William Shakespeare has to be on guard at all times, especially when he is forced to become a government spy. Based on a wide range of sources, D. Lawrence-Young has written a fascinating novel that helps us answer the question: What was Shakespeare doing during his so-called “Lost Years?’
"Six Million Accusers" by D. Lawrence-Young
"Six Million Accusers" is a historical novel reliving the hunt for, and capture of one of history's most evil criminals - a leading Nazi named Adolf Eichmann. Having disappeared after WWII, members of an Israeli organization search the world for Eichmann, hoping to one day capture one of the men responsible for brutally massacring millions of Jews, and others. Following any tip possible, eventually they discover a Jewish father and daughter who swear Eichmann quietly lives in their community, under a new name. The search for Eichmann ramps up, and the agents begin to fervently believe they have found their man. As they get closer and closer, a plan must also be created to capture Eichmann, and secretly transport the villain back to Israel. Is it really Eichmann? And if so, what complications may arise that might destroy their plans to have this notorious Nazi held responsible for his crimes? "Six Million Accusers" is based on historic detail, and David Lawrence- Young does an excellent job reliving the hunt for, and capture of Adolf Eichmann. Well written and easy to read, "Six Million Accusers" should be a staple of the educational discussion of WWII and the aftermath. ~~D. Bettenson
"Catherine Howard" by D. Lawrence-Young
This historical novel has it all: sex and romance, violence and war, infidelity and intrigue. Catherine Howard, the Duke of Norfolk’s niece, is raised in the very free atmosphere of her grandmother’s palace. Here she becomes aware of her own sexuality and the exciting effect she has on the men at court around her. She is also an unknowing part of her uncle’s devious plan to obtain more influence with the king - he pushes her onto the newly-divorced and lovesick King Henry VIII who is looking for a fifth wife. Meanwhile, John Butcher has become a guard in the dreaded Tower of London. He guards the king, witnesses the executions of Anne Boleyn and Thomas More and takes part in the fighting in Ireland. However, when he returns to London, his meeting with Catherine Howard, the king’s fifth queen, produces unexpected and dramatic results. In D. Lawrence-Young’s second Tudor novel we learn how Catherine Howard’s passionate nature mixed with the murky, deadly politics of the Tudor court and a furious king produce a classic story of passionate love, disappointment and revenge on a royal scale.
"Anne of Cleves" by D. Lawrence-Young
It is winter 1539. King Henry VIII is galloping through the night to Rochester to meet a young woman. Just arrived in England from Germany, Anne of Cleves is destined to become his fourth wife. He has never met her before. He has only seen her portrait – the portrait of a sweet, demure and innocent young woman. The impatient and lovesick king must see her before their marriage. But this rushed and unplanned rendezvous will shock them and the country both. It will also lead to some completely unexpected and fatal results. In D. Lawrence-Young’s well-researched novel, we learn of the strong passions and the deadly politics when the romantic plans of a frustrated Tudor king go badly wrong.
"Deluge" by Daniel Diehl
Noah’s wife and sons knew he was old but they assumed his claim of being over 600 years old was a joke. But when he begins hearing a disembodied voice claiming to be an unknown God who was about to destroy the world, they begin fearing for his sanity. When Noah insists on building a huge ship to save his family they are certain that advancing age is destroying his mind – at least that’s what they think until the mysterious strangers appear out of the desert and claim they have been sent to help Noah build his great ship. Finally accepting this strange situation, Noah’s sons agree to help build the ship, but as construction progresses relations between Noah’s family and their neighbors deteriorate into ugly confrontations and threats of violence. Then, as the ship nears completion, it begins to rain…and then the real problems start.
"Nothing Left Sacred" by Daniel Diehl
Nothing Left Sacred takes the reader on a twisting, panic-filled journey through the secretive corridors of power surrounding Henry VIII and the glittering Tudor court. This taught political thriller carries us from the grandeur of the royal palaces to the seldom-glimpsed resistance network that rose in opposition to Henry's radical religious reforms which would create the Church of England. When the mounting panic created by the King’s emotional instability combines with the twisted machinations of a corrupt justice system, they collide head-on with the leaders of England’s fantastically wealthy, yet tragically naïve, monastic community. The struggle between these opposing forces creates an atmosphere of claustrophobia and dark political paranoia not found in an historical novel since Umberto Ecco's 'The Name of the Rose'.
"Suitcase Charlie" by John Guzlowski
May 30, 1956. Chicago On a quiet street corner in a working-class neighborhood of Holocaust survivors and refugees, the body of a little schoolboy is found in a suitcase. He’s naked and chopped up into small pieces. The grisly crime is handed over to two detectives who carry their own personal burdens, Hank Purcell, a married WWII veteran, and his partner, a wise-cracking Jewish cop who loves trouble as much as he loves the bottle. Their investigation leads them through the dark corners and mean streets of Chicago—as more and more suitcases begin appearing. Based on the Schuessler-Peterson murders that terrorized Chicago in the 1950s.
"The Cherokee Kid" by David Tienter
On the run from a posse and bounty-hunters, The Cherokee Kid is drawn into the problems of a widow with two small children and if forced to protect them from a greedy cattle baron. Only his lightning draw and nerves of steel can protect the small family from the forces massed against them. This is western action on the cutting edge.
"Stones Don't Speak" by Gry Finsnes
1941, Norway. The population tries to cope with the German occupation. After her successful debut concert as a pianist, Ellen Langmo resists the Nazis who want to use her talent in their endeavor to convince people that Hitler's ideas are right. At the same time the resistance movements begin to take form and her friends want to involve her. Trying to escape the conflicting and dangerous demands, she flees from Oslo to Stavanger on the West Coast where life is calmer. She is still looking for Friedrich but tries to accept his death when she has a strange encounter.
Days of Insult
When the Germans invade his country in 1941, Russian youth, Sacha Mikhailov, becomes a part of the titanic struggle on the Eastern Front. Fighting first as a partisan, operating with his detachment from deep in the forest, he learns the skills of sabotage and ambush. He makes friends, falls in love, and endures the enemy’s vicious onslaught to wipe out the partisans once and for all. As the Russians push the Germans back, Sacha joins the Red Army and his war continues on into the capitals of Europe where he formulates a plan which will set his life on a radically different course.
"King John: Two Time Loser (A Novel)" by D. Lawrence-Young
King John is the only English king known as ‘the Bad.’ However, was he really any worse than the other medieval kings? King John:Two-Time Loser, traces this king’s life and troubled reign from his childhood in France to his death nearly fifty years later in 1216. As the fourth and youngest son of King Henry II, John is not expected to become king. He is contemptuously nicknamed ‘Lackland’ and is not trained for the monarchy. However, despite all odds, after big brother Richard dies in battle, John becomes King. Now he has to prove himself by being strong and standing up to his French overlord, Louis VII. Unfortunately he fails and also loses much of his French territory. In addition, John is accused of womanizing and of murdering his young nephew, Arthur - a potential rival to the throne. At home, John becomes embroiled in a nasty power-struggle with Pope Innocent III which causes England to be excommunicated. Following these failures, the barons revolt and John is forced to agree to their demands spelled out in Magna Carta. Civil War then breaks out and John dies alone and unlamented knowing that he has lost both his English and French kingdoms.
"Passing Through Brandiss" by Patricia Yager Delagrange
After the tragic loss of her husband, Annie and her young son search for a new life full of meaning and hope. Fate nudges Annie into the arms of a man whose wife disappeared with his child years ago. Annie’s life spins out of control when first the pregnant teenager she hires to help her with her garden asks Annie to adopt her baby and shortly afterwards the long-lost wife of the man Annie loves reappears. Riddled with grief and heartache, the experiences demonstrate how, even in the face of overwhelming sorrow, opening her heart and home to those most in need of love has reaped unexpected joy for Annie and her son.
"Diary of a Lap Dancer" by Sunshine Ross
Diary of A Lap Dancer – The Novel, is part expose, part memoir about the world of strippers and gentleman’s show bars. From the appalling behavior of celebrities, to escaping from disgruntled Yakuza in Japan, Sunshine Ross delivers us a witty and satirical account, in an unapologetic voice, that will enthrall and astonish. Sunshine also reveals the bizarre nature of an exotic dancer’s life, while explaining exactly what goes on inside a strip-club. She dishes the dirt on clients, managers and staff alike, and informs us what type of person it takes to become an exotic dancer. Divas! Degradation! Debauchery! All the naughty things you were afraid to ask. So sit down, take a seat, and keep your hands where we can see them!
"Emma... to Begin Again" by Debbie Brown
As an ER nurse, Emma knows life can change in the blink of an eye. When fate comes knocking, she finds herself far away from the city and back on the mountain ranch where she grew up -with the intention to close up and sell the house so she can move on. But fate isn’t done with her yet, and that’s when she finds him, the one Two-Feathers calls ‘Star Brother’. Wounded and unconscious, Emma assumes he’s a military test pilot, until he opens his amethyst eyes and stares into the very essence of her being.
"Snow Job" by Debbie Brown
When NY divorce lawyer, Sarah Lindquist, stepped out of her office to clear her mind before her next client showed up, the last thing she expected was to come to in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, with two park rangers standing over her. The ex-military rangers are convinced someone wants her out of the way, but how do they find out who, without putting her life at risk and letting that 'someone' know they've missed the target?
"Babies and Louboutins" by Dani K.
Tallulah Belles Carter has it all. She’s got her little princess, her Prince Charming and a closet full of Loubs. It’s every Essex girls happily ever after but is she really going to have it that easy? Or is the past going to come back to haunt her? Ryan Phillips is fresh out of rehab and seems determined for revenge. Is he going to let Belles and her entrepreneur boyfriend live their new millionaire, Essex lifestyle? Or is he going to do whatever he can to stand in their way whatever the consequences may be. With plenty of twists and turns, lol moments, heartache and lots of drama in true Essex fashion. Find out in Babies and Louboutins. Belles is back in the sequel to Footballers and Louboutins. If you enjoyed the glitz and glamour of the first book then this will be sure to tickle your fancy.
"Footballers and Louboutins" by Dani K.
Footballers and Louboutins follows Belles on her journey through Essex. Belles loves the finer things in life, she loves partying with her girlfriends, her holidays in Marbs and not to mention Christian Louboutins. All girls in Essex in fact love a pair of loubs, Belles believes there’s nothing like a round of cocks (cocktails) with her girlfriends whilst partying in Essex’s elite nightclubs wearing her Louboutins; however her coffee shop assistant boyfriend is worlds apart from her glamorous Essex lifestyle. Everyone around her disproves of him, after all in Essex it is all about the cash and the bling. Will Belle’s coffee shop assistant ever get accepted into her Essex circle of friends? Or will Belle’s be too drawn in to her Essex social life that she doesn’t realise what really makes her happy? Belle’s finds herself cheating on her Coffee shop assistant with a premiership footballer who is much more appealing to Belle’s friends and family. When she finds herself pregnant she is confused about who the father of the baby is since she has been stringing both men along. What will Belle’s do? What path will she take? Will she choose the safe path with Kirk or does she like glitz and glamour too much to settle down with a Coffee shop boy? Read Footballers and Louboutins to find out, with many twists and turns and a surprise ending this book will certainly be a page turner that you can’t put down.
"Goodbye Bombay" by Gry Finsnes
Bombay in 1980, India’s business centre, was a swirl of parties mixing all religions and nationalities. The Norwegian lawyer Christine is married but falls in love with the good-looking Parsee Zarin. They meet in a houseboat in Srinagar and declare their love in the Mogul gardens, but this is just the beginning of a dramatic series of events leading them to the beaches of Goa and the tea gardens of Darjeeling. Twenty years later Christine tells her story to a friend in England when a stranger turns up.
"Dragon's Quest: Dragon Princes (Book One)" by Cyci Cade
Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse. Two princes from the Dragon´s Dynasty, Liu and Wei, are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives and they are able to return to their human form. However, the curse isn´t broken yet. To break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they´ll have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors. They´ll have to face death too, and prove that they are honorable men to save Kate´s life. They´ll be tested as never before. They´ll discover feelings they never imagined existed. They´ll have to fight like wild warriors. A curse can be broken… but at what cost?
"Murder is Just the Beginning" by Carol Kravetz
Four murders of staff who work in the same seedy nightclub, a shady nightclub owner and no clues as to who the murderer is. Detective David Andrews and Detective Paul Cameron are thrust together with two recruits from the United Kingdom, Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan, to solve the murders and bring to justice whoever was responsible for them. Personality clashes and strong physical attractions ensue between the four but they always maintain their strong professionalism. During the investigation, yet another member of staff is found murdered but the evidence is gathering and soon the guilty one is caught. But the case doesn’t end there. By the time the court hearing comes around, the accused has already devised a getaway plan. And the hunt is on….
"The House of Scarlet" by RD Peterson
Violet is a submissive member of a secret BDSM club. The trouble begins when she petitions her Mistress for permission to become pregnant and her wish is granted. Overjoyed and day-dreaming about having a baby, she unintentionally reveals the existence of the club to her best friend Karen. Surprised by what she learns, Karen struggles to deal with this new revelation about Violet. After being attacked by a rogue member of the club, Karen empowers herself to overcome her own internal conflicts and seize the reins of her destiny. Along the way she meets Callie who, as her sister says, is perfect. Except for her Lesbian side, which she hides from everyone. Approached by the police to try to help identify a murder victim, Callie’s tattoo parlor is burned to the ground. With her dreams reduced to ash and nowhere left to turn, Callie fits her hand into Karen’s.
"Amethyst Eyes: The Legend Continues" by Debbie Brown
Three years after his arrival onboard, Tommy begins Specific Training to assume his place in his father’s society. The transition to adulthood, laden with unexplored emotions and overwhelming responsibilities, have made this unstoppable change too much to handle. Tommy wants to go back home, to Earth, to a way of life he’d been forced to leave behind. An unforeseen attack on his father, a disaster on Earth, and the added weight of responsibility take their toll on the young man, who suddenly finds himself struggling to save the ones he loves.
"Amethyst Eyes" by Debbie Brown
The biggest thing on 15-year-old Tommy's mind is convincing Mom to let him go to the drive-in, but when an accident claims his mother's life and puts him in the hospital, the arrival of his estranged, alien father brings more changes than he had bargained for. It doesn't take his father long to figure out that Tommy knows nothing about who or what he is. Without any explanation, Tommy finds himself onboard his father's spaceship where he is forced to trust a man he does not know in a world he knows even less about. Adapting to his new life seems overwhelming, and his father's solution may prove to be Tommy's finest challenge yet...Jayden. A few months younger than Tommy, high strung and always in a mood, the doctor's daughter definitely didn't like being 'told' to help Tommy fit in. Jayden is not the most welcoming or patient of tutors, let alone a friend. As fate would have it, Tommy quickly learns that none of these things compare to the peril that comes from being born with amethyst eyes.
"Delano in Hollyhook" by Cameron Glenn
Delano Farnsworth is one of the few ‘lucky unfortunates’ chosen to receive an invitation to the magical Camp Hollyhook. After he arrives, however, he quickly discovers that not is all as it seems. With his new camp friends the ‘quirky’ Jackie, the ‘dour’ Lenore and the ‘lonely’ Wheeze, Delano seeks to uncover the sinister true purpose of the camp, as well as learn about his missing parents who abandoned him when he was three, his kidnapped uncle as well as his own self and destiny.
"Veritas" by Holly Lauren
Everything has changed… Six months after graduating from high school, nothing in Bennett Park is like it used to be. Zay and Chapel aren’t together. Timmy won’t speak to anyone. Erica is acting strange. Jackson is missing. The factions have been disbanded. And Todd Taylor is President of The Invisibles. Then, when two of her former enemies combine forces, someone Chapel loves is put in grave danger once again. On Chapel’s quest for justice, relationships are tested, allegiances are revealed, and the most shocking secret of all is exposed. In the end, Chapel will have a choice to make – honor or love? Her decision will change the lives of those around her forever.
"Expertus" by Holly Lauren
In the second installment of The GenEx Saga, high school senior Chapel Ryan continues to learn more about Tempus—the genetic exception she possesses that allows her to manipulate energy. Chapel’s worlds collide when a threat meant for her endangers someone she loves. In her search for answers and retribution, Chapel unravels mysteries surrounding the GenEx world that places her life in more peril than ever before. Chapel thought finding out that her father was actually alive would be the biggest shock of her life. As it turns out … she was wrong.
"Tempus" by Holly Lauren
Chapel Ryan isn't crazy. At least, that's what she's been trying to convince herself of for most of her life. But after being hallucination-free for three years, Chapel finds herself facedown on her English classroom’s gritty linoleum floor. When she looks up, everyone around her is suspended in animation. Mouths hang open mid-yawn, feet hover mid-cross, Ms. Freeman’s arm flexes mid-sentence diagram. It's another hallucination. Or, is it? Chapel prepares to tear herself back to reality when something happens. Something that has never happened before in any of her hallucinations--someone moves. And not just any someone—it’s the new guy with a scar over his lip and a reputation as black as his perfectly styled hair. And all of the sudden Chapel's white-knuckle grip on her life has slipped, and with it, her assurance that what she's experiencing isn't real.
"Magimakia (The Quest for Merlin)" by Rafael Lovato
“The Quest for Merlin" is the first book of the Young Adult fantasy series "Magimakía", goblin word meaning "The Great Battle of Mages and Witches." Follow Oliver’s journey, a skinny, naive 15 year old boy who knows nothing about magic, let alone how to survive high school as a bullied and outcast teen, as he attempts to help save the Order of Mages from destined extinction. Kidnapped by a midget goblin and his troll cohorts, Oliver’s only hope is to learn the whereabouts of the all powerful Merlin who has been missing for over 500 years. With the help of two witches, Avery and Violet, Oliver begins his journey in a world full of potions, spells, and bubbling cauldrons, learning a lot about witchcraft and magic. You will be spellbound as you are transported into this amazing landscape where anything could happen, as tragic events unfold that could keep Oliver from saving Merlin and the entire world of Mages and Witches!
"Rebirth" by Debbie Brown
Fleeing their homes in the city, three teens find themselves on the run with little kids in tow. As people vanish and buildings crumble, they seek shelter in the nearby mountains. Survival depends on their ability to adapt with nothing more than the items pilfered from a crumbling store. Hovering in the background is the constant threat of being discovered by the aliens, adding to the pressure the teens feel having no shelter, a limited supply of food and the well-being of three children to ensure. They must come up with some creative solutions before the inevitable onset of winter, while attempting to remain “invisible” to avoid capture. Being mature and responsible is no longer optional as they deal with their individual personalities, traumas, and learn to raise a baby. Unaware of the extent of the alien destruction, they can’t help but wonder if all their efforts are in vain.
"Braxton Woods Mystique" by Adam Furgang
RUN TOWARD WHAT SCARES YOU… After losing everything in a fire, Leo and his mom move into an unfinished development far off in the middle of Braxton Woods. As summer vacation begins, Leo and his new friends set out to explore the land behind their homes. They are alarmed to find sinkholes, horrific creatures, electrical disturbances, and even a buried carnival from long ago. Despite their growing fears, they are drawn toward solving the extraordinary mystery. Little do they know they are about to unearth a sinister force and discover a dark, forgotten secret from the town’s past. Ultimately, they must overcome the willies, heebie-jeebies, creeps, shakes, and shivers as they chose danger over a far greater threat—a dull summer.
"Bring Me To Life" by Nicole Thorn
Anastasia wanted to be a witch. One of her friends even found a spell to give her magic. But before the spell is over, Anastasia dies. She wakes up in Hell, having to serve a purgatory sentence for her crime. When Anastasia is suddenly ripped out of Hell and brought topside, Ezra, a demon working for Lucifer, is told to send her soul down below. When he finds her, there are questions that must be answered. He decides to keep her alive until he knows her friends won’t resurrect her again. While he still has Anastasia, he’s sent on another assignment. They have to work together to stop a murderer. But as she and Ezra grow closer, the decision to get away from him becomes harder. To save her life and find out the truth behind her death, she must leave the only person who has made her ever feel alive.
"The Cilantro in Apple Pie" by Kimberley Nadine Knights
Fragnut. Confused? Well so is everyone else at Lumiere Hall Prep when sixteen-year-old Rubie Keane rolls in from Trinidad and Tobago talking her weird lingo. Not that she minds the culture confusion; she's determined to leave the past behind her and be overlooked—but a certain stoic blue blood is equally as determined to foil her plans. Gil Stromeyer's offbeat personality initially makes Rubie second-guess his sanity, but she suspects his erratic outbursts of violence mask a deeper issue in his troubled, charmed life. Despite his disturbing behavior, a gradual bond forms between the two. However, on the night of the annual Stromeyer gala, events unfold that leave Rubie stripped of her dignity and kick Gil's already fragile world off its axis. Both their well-kept secrets are uncovered, but Gil's revelation proves that sometimes the best remedy for a bad case of lost identity, is a dash of comradery from an ally packed with flavor.
"The 4975" by Ann Fuller
The 4975 Academy of Self Defense brings life changing opportunities for anyone accepted. Hunter Gates begins to realize this as she’s branded as an ‘Elite’ student, a privilege offered to only the best ten students in the school of sixty pupils. With the help of cold and calloused self defence trainer Eamon, Hunter must trust herself and protect the ones around her to save her school and the family she finds within it.
"The Pyramid in the Wilderness" by Mike L. Vanst
Ian visits a country in Southern Africa with his grandparents. In a village where Father Dominic is the doctor and priest, he meets Seya, the daughter of the chief. Simon and Eugene are looking for a treasure. They call in the help of a sorcerer who casts a spell on Seya and Ian. How the children discover the pyramid when followed by Simon, Eugene and sorcerer. The children's connection to the pyramid: in a dream they see they were technicians belonging to the red race. Who is who in the story and in the dreams? When Simon and Eugene steal the apex, the children promise to take it back. When, where and how did Ian get his magical powers? In a dream he sees he was once the son of the traditional chief, an apprentice sorcerer. The children fulfill their promise and take the apex back to the pyramid.
"Cry of the Machi" by Alan S. Blood
Like all English villages, the quiet and charming Thorpe Amberley in the heart of the Suffolk countryside has its secrets, its mysteries and its legends. It also has its traditions, such as the Tamberley Morris Men, a dysfunctional band of blow-ins, mainly professionals, who rehearse every Thursday and drink in the local pub. Nothing much has served to disturb the tranquillity of Thorpe Amberley for centuries. Until now. A stunningly beautiful American woman comes to the village to teach at a nearby school, and her arrival coincides with the resurrection of deadly seeds of jealousy, evil and murder. When the village is rocked by a series of gruesome and apparently ritualistic killings, it soon becomes clear that the local police are up against dark forces which they are wholly unequipped to deal with. Unlikely help comes from the shamanistic connection with a Patagonian Machi through the Morris Men's Squire and the unexpected assistance of an ex-NYPD policeman. A hunt for not one, but two serial killers, is on, and Thorpe Amberley will never be the same again.
"Escaping Lucidity" by Ty Schwamberger
Escaping Lucidity is the complete short works of Ty Schwamberger. Within this tome you’ll be taken on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets. You’ll also find “Author Notes” after each story written by Schwamberger himself giving insight on why he wrote each particular story, interesting facts about characters, the story’s setting and where the work first appeared. Are you ready for a mind-bending ride? If not, don’t say you weren’t warned... ‘cause bad things tend to happen when you’re trying to escape lucidity. Good Luck!
"Eye of the Storm" by Frank Cavallo
On a research mission in one of the most remote regions of the world, former Navy SEAL Eric Slade and Dr. Anna Fayne are caught in a mysterious storm. Catapulted through a rift in space-time, they are marooned on a lost world. Struggling to survive and desperate to find a way home, they must confront the dangers of this savage land—a dark wizard and his army of undead—a warrior queen and her horde of fierce Neanderthals that stands against him—and a legendary treasure with the power to open the gateway between worlds, or to destroy them all: the Eye of the Storm.
"STABCO" by Joe Schwartz
Jesus Christ, Jim Jones, and Joseph Smith all had one thing in common – they all believed they were God… at least for a moment. Randy and Raymond have discovered a “new” God in The Supreme Master – the singular and irrefutable leader of STABCO. Without knowing it, He has chosen them ― Without trying, They have served him. A cult and a corporation Hell bent on making BIG profits, STABCO has found its new cash cow in Randy and Raymond. But like Momma always says, nothing good comes easy and likely nothing worth having is ever free. This is their story. Randy and Raymond. Two loser brothers hoping to find salvation and redemption through the sale of knives door-to-door. It will be a miracle if they survive.
"White Walls and Straitjackets" by David Owain Hughes
Meet Crystal and Harry – lovers who work in the entertainment business: after murdering three critics for poor reviews, they decide to skip town and head for the coastline. Once there, they know things will be fine – it’ll be a chance to start fresh. A new beginning. But, before they head to the seaside, Crystal must first visit her sister at a mental hospital – after all, it’s Crystal’s fault her sibling is there… As they start their journey, Harry discovers a book in the van’s glove compartment – White Walls & Straitjackets. The author is unknown, but whoever he is, he seems to know a lot about the deadly duo and other nutjobs who inhabit the Rhondda Valleys, south Wales. As lives and stories collide, Crystal and Harry soon discover escaping the Valleys won’t be as easy as they think. Especially with another serial killer hot on their heels…
"Last Night Out" by Ty Schwamberger
Gabe, Alan and Erin thought one last night out on the town before their junior year of college came to an end would be fitting. The three friends did the same as always – they went to a bar. Only this time they decided to try someplace new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember. During their time at the shabby bar they come face to face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear and Gabe has to try and find his friends before being forced to pay their bar tab. Little do any of them know the secret the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards… Where a whole new kind of terror is waiting for them.
"Escapees and Fevered Minds" by David Owain Hughes
Escapees and Fevered Minds continues the dark, twisted and wildly imaginative adventures of several larger-than-life characters introduced in White Walls and Straightjackets by David Owain Hughes. Not to worry if you haven’t read the first book; you will thoroughly enjoy this sequel as a stand-alone novel. However, I suspect that once you’ve finished Escapees and Fevered Minds, you’ll race to pick up the previous book. If you enjoy your horror on the more extreme side, then Hughes is your man. Not only because he fearlessly and unapologetically explores the more disturbing side of the genre, but also because he is clearly having a jolly good time telling this story. And in turn, we do too. Make no mistake, Hughes holds nothing back and revels in taking his readers into a splatter-filled heart of darkness, and he doesn’t shy away from gore, over-the-top violence, graphic sexual deviance and profanity. In the hands of lesser authors, extreme horror tales such as this often risk falling victim to their excesses. But Hughes is a talented author, and his ability to navigate the surplus of gore and violence with solid storytelling is deceptive in how easy he makes it look. He understands that pacing, the build-up of suspense and intriguing characters are just as essential as the disturbing elements of the plot. It is a testament to the lucidness of Hughes’ writing, that although the narrative slips back and forth between past and present, and an intriguing use of flashback within flashback and hallucinatory states, the reader never loses sight of where they are in the story.
"Snake Oil Salesman of the Week" by Brian Halsey
Andy James is an artist, a fighter, and a big time a-hole from the small town of Tuckerton, New Jersey. While in pursuit of artistic greatness, James comes across a shapeshifting (Jersey) Devil during a chance encounter in the isolated Pine Barrens. Confident to a fault, Andy James believes he can get the best of the Devil, but unfortunately loses his soul in the process. Suffering from a carnivorous rage that is a product of the Devil’s sourcery, James goes on a mission to find his evil nemesis. The grueling hunt leaves Andy beaten and taunted by the supernatural and human beings that surround him. With time running out, Andy’s fortune begins to turn when he discovers a loophole in his soulless existence. Armed with sacred knowledge and endless bravado, Andy James returns to the wilderness for a showdown against the most ancient evil known to mankind.
"Even Braver New World State" by Rick K. Reut
The story is a sequel to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It takes place seventy-seven summers since. The World State has changed considerably, having taken a bio-technological turn towards transsexualism, on the one hand, and technology-provided social-communism, on the other. The only place this post-gender and post-capitalist progress hasn’t pervaded yet is the reservation area of so-called Isolated Islands, where Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson were to be exiled at the end of the original book. The protagonist of this story is Bernard’s grandson, Adam Marx, who, being disappointed with his life on the world’s margins, longs for the Mainland. But it looks like his dream can never come true, for there is no place for a naturally born man in a society of biotechnological mutants. Fortunately or unfortunately for him, however, his cravings happen to coincide with an ongoing campaign of one of the ten current World State’s Controllers, pursuing Its own political purposes.
"Nikolas Thime: The End of My World" by Rix Roundtree
Nikolas Thime: The End Of My World, is many genres including thriller and science fiction, but at its core it is a simple murder mystery. It’s the story of the murder of the Native American presidential candidate Henry “Hank” Ironhorse and Linda Wetzel, cosmetics company owner and President of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who is accused of his murder. Linda Wetzel’s arrest leads her to Nikolas Thime, the best criminal defense attorney in Washington DC. Proving his client Linda Wetzel innocent of the Hank Ironhorse murder becomes a very difficult task for Nick as his client harbors dark secrets. Nick Thime must navigate his client’s sea of secrets to expose the true killer of Hank Ironhorse, for if he doesn’t, not only will Linda Wetzel’s world come to an end, but quite possibly his as well, as his past present and future could be obliterated from the timeline.
"The Singularity" by Calvin Wolf
Months after a devastating terrorist attack on the Human Capital Market servers on the University of Wyoming campus, a corrupt administration in Washington is looking to maintain its grip on the future by any means necessary. After a grieving father unleashes powerful forces the president would rather keep hidden, two falsely accused men struggle to find their families and clear their names while being hunted by the full force of the United States government…and two vicious ne’er-do-wells whose grudges run deep. As a desperate White House tries to track down its prized fugitives and keep a discontent public under control, new technology offers wonder and horror in droves. From omnipresent surveillance to secret prisons to trading equity in citizens’ wages on the new stock market, The Singularity is a fast-paced ride into a near future where anything is possible.
"The Vilcabamba Prophecy" by Robert Rapoza
NICK RANDALL is an archeologist who believes mankind isn’t alone on Earth. When a mysterious benefactor funds his research, he departs to find the lost city of Vilcabamba. Hidden deep in the Amazon, Randall believes the city holds proof that his contentious theory is true. Upon arriving at the ruins, he mysteriously disappears. Randall’s beautiful daughter SAMANTHA learns of her father’s disappearance from his mentor FRANCISCO ANDRADE who pleads for her help. An accomplished archeologist herself, Sam must decide if she will set aside her career and search for the man she blames for her mother’s death. But someone else is looking for her father as well. FRANCIS DUMOND, a shadowy man with unlimited resources, will stop at nothing to find Vilcabamba and use its technology to control the world. It’s a race against time to see if Sam can find her father, prove his theories and stop Dumond.
"We the People: Liberty or Death" by Christopher Scott Wagoner
You'd think being indestructible would be an easy life… Unless you're Morticia Thane, living-dead amnesiac and government agent. Thane hasn't been able to regain her memories, even with the combined resources of the FBI and US armed forces. They certainly make good use of her abilities, however, using her to break up a human trafficking ring. Thane is called back to her old unit, a group of misfit teens much liker herself. While tracking down the Extraterrestrial fugitive Dr. Kass they are hurtled back through time to the American Revolution. Hampered by their lack of historical knowledge (Franklin is the guy on the hundred dollar bill, right?) and their own bickering, they struggle to achieve their goal; Save the future of the human race. Perhaps Benjamin Franklin, founding father and inventor can help...if he can stop being distracted by his misogynistic tendencies and libido. Thane must face both the Redcoat army and her own lack of faith in humanity. Can she pull her team together and save the world one more time? Or will her disillusionment mean the end of our history? We the People: Liberty or Death is full of action, angst, zombies, and enough belly-laughs to thrill you no matter what century you were born in.
"Gift of the Mancynn" by Dominic Hodgson
What if everything we thought we knew about the universe was wrong? What if there was something beyond our perception of space and time? And why do we feel the need to constantly strive towards the technological advances that have brought us from the wheel to the particle accelerator? Are we really motivated by our own curiosity and greed? Or is this the work of a higher power? Philip is a teenage boy, who goes to school, watches TV, and is just so happens to be supernatural. He's never thought to question his abilities, and why should he? That's just who he is. Except that now he's being visited by mysterious figures, headed by the deathly Lord Gryal Repa, who insist that it's his duty to work with them, that he should do whatever bizarre tasks they ask of him. And the further Philip and his friends travel, the clearer it gets that he is not the only one aware of Gryal and his cohorts. They have infiltrated this world for their own insidious agenda, and they are preparing something far more dangerous. With plans thousands of years in the making already in motion, it's a race against time as Philip must decide what side of a conflict traversing the dimensions he's going to be on, before everything he's ever known is changed forever.
"We the People: Inalienable" by Christopher Scott Wagoner
Morticia Thane has a problem. It's not the fact that she has no memories before two years ago, or even the fact that she can't die. Thane has been abducted by a top secret military unit, whisked away to a hidden facility in the desert by the stalwart but ruthless Captain Bast. Thane meets a group of misfits like herself, and discover that they're not mere prisoners but the last line of defense against a threat from beyond the stars. Can Thane and the others find a way to win? Or will the human race become extinct at the hands of an alien virus?
"Earthshine" by Chad T. Douglas
Benni Dublanc is exemplary, which, in the year 2622 CE, is entirely ordinary. She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s in love, and she attends Academy Aeraea, a center of fashion, thought and modern style built on the pulse of the greatest city ever imagined—Genesia, Mars. Like all Genesians, Benni has never seen a blue sky, she can summon any and all knowledge into view with nothing more than a thought, makes her daily two-hundred kilometer commute in two minutes, and was sculpted into a model citizen beginning from the day she was born. Benni will never know famine, she will never know war, and after a horrific accident on the night of her twenty-second birthday, she will never be human again.
"The Grand Scheme of Things" by Ian Strang
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets "Stranger Than Fiction," in which two humans are accidentally sent to another universe and land in the middle of a story that is being written by a supreme being who has just come out of one of history's longest bouts of writer's block. The author, Bill Friday, decides that his novel will play out on a giant ball of dirt that he calls The Earth, which, in his language means ‘profit making business venture.’ The presence of the two humans on the barren planet, however, has dramatic and historic consequences for The Earth, and their existence threatens to ruin, not only the entire plot, but possibly Bill's career as well. “Clever, insightful, and delightfully deranged, THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS takes our universe and imposes gravity upon it, so it can be turned upside down. It is an enjoyable story about someone who is unfit to be creating life—a cool comeback comedy that competently combines cosmological conjecture, courageous career courses, and coping with creative commons conflicts.” –Logan J. Hunder, author of WITCHES BE CRAZY
"The Enigmatologist" by Ben Adams
Twenty-something, John Abernathy is disillusioned. His job as a private investigator is unfulfilling, and he can’t find work in his chosen field, Enigmatology, the study and design of puzzles. He is about to quit when the National Enquirer calls. A woman in Las Vegas, New Mexico sent them a photo of someone who’s supposed to have died 35 years ago—Elvis Aaron Presley. And they need John to investigate it. When the Elvis impersonator, Al Leadbelly, is murdered, John investigates, finding Air Force colonel, Alvin Hollister—convinced Leadbelly has information regarding Elvis's death—at the crime scene conducting his own investigation. John discovers great-great-great grandfather's journal—unearthing a conspiracy entwining Elvis, shape-shifting aliens, and Mary Todd Lincoln. When John finds Leadbelly, alive and wearing a sequined jumpsuit, John must help him escape before Colonel Hollister finds him, and discover if Leadbelly is really Elvis, an obsessed fan, or something more.
"Sonspot" by Skro
An apocalyptic adventure of awakening, madness, and revelation, Sonspot, is the tale of Mac—a coming of age man who is plagued by supernatural nightmares. Fed up with the depraved world he was born in, he asks for death. What he gets is the complete opposite; buried memories of his eternal soul on the Island of Eden and the damnation that follows. With the aid of a magic gum, the mysterious divine flow unfolds before Mac and his best friend, leading them on an adventure through the nine levels of hell; answering one fundamentally scary question that haunts us all to our grave.
"The Waterhole" by Warren Chazan
The year is 2051 and NASA, the US military and Australia have launched EMB, an incredible machine that can compress the fabric of space-time, providing us with previously unimaginable detail of the Big Bang and Janine Fuller, a pushy, headstrong anchor for CNNA has just been given the momentous story to break. Following the launch, an alien internet signal is located coming through the wormhole in an electromagnetic region known as the “Waterhole”. Baffling NASA scientists, the source of the signal does not even appear to emanate from within the known boundaries of our universe. Concurrent to this, animal migration patterns change, satellites malfunction and a reversal of the magnetic poles takes place. EMB is blamed, but despite official denial from General Smith, a brutal psychopath, with a frightening agenda of his own, Janine is unconvinced. In a world, where escalating mechanical failures, huge tidal surges and mass extinctions are becoming commonplace, Janine, using all resources known to her, goes into espionage mode in search of the truth. What she discovers is a new reality more terrifying than she could possibly ever have imagined.
"Mirain" by Jacob Reifsteck
Princess Sofia, just recently turned old enough to have her own personal guards. The guards, Hector, an unproven, yet ambitious young knight and his sarcastic squire, Mark, sees this as an opportunity of a lifetime to guard the noble lady from the safety of her castle...but the lady has other plans. Her home, the land of Mirain, has prospered under years of peace, but the princess becomes alarmed at the news of possibly superstitious events at the outskirts of the kingdom. Even more alarming is that few knights bother to acknowledge them, preferring to instead compete in tournaments for personal glory and recognition. The princess drags her unwilling guards to investigate the reports of monsters in the far off corners of the realm. Soon, they discovers a much bigger problem than anyone anticipated.
"Lore: A Pirate's Charm" by Chad T. Douglas
When she flees Barbados in the late 1780s, the last thing Molly Bishop expects is to begin life anew with a criminal—much less the infamous Captain Thomas Crowe. On the high seas, far from her old life and even farther from England and her Uncle Samuel’s farm, Molly learns more than just the way of outcasts. Captain Crowe keeps secrets—many secrets—and possesses an extraordinary ring crafted by Molly’s father—a man she thought to be long gone. Life on the fringes of civilization offers something forbidden and exciting to Molly, and when Thomas’s secrets are revealed, she is immersed in a world of magic and myth more real and much greater than she could have ever imagined.
"Off to See the Wizard" by Clay Johnson
At the end of most heroic quests, after a plucky band of heroes has averted the apocalypse, all is well, and everyone lives happily ever after… (until the next book in the series.) Now, for the first time, readers get an in depth look into what really happens after the quest. This is the collected case file of the Grand Inquisitor’s investigation into the Misery Reach debacle. Read first hand as the participants try to explain their actions and make their case. Did the Demon Lord Krevassius really try to end the world just to impress a girl? Would everyone be better off if the Wizard Galbraith hadn’t invented a quest in order to stave off criticism? And what about an elf queen peeing on a Minotaur? A swordsman’s losing battle with a young raccoon? And the transvestite assassin with a heart of gold?
"Thoughts of Steel" by Keith Edward English
The world turns cold as steel when it begins to die, and the divine will answer for the plight of man... Life, as the inhabitants of Zepzier know it, ends as things of myth become a harsh and terrifying reality. Everything that Phalax, a battle-hardened defender of the kingdom of Cavia, has cared for begins to slip through his grasp as nightmares begin to plague his world. When he loses everything, he is left with nothing but a need for revenge, and the road to vengeance will be paved by the blood of both friend and foe. Phalax once upheld justice. Now, right and wrong have no meaning to him, and morality has no bearing on his actions. He worships no gods, not even those who imbue him with incredible power. He will murder the enemy of his homeland and leave no threat standing. Nothing will stop him--no mortal, no demon, no god.
"Eye of the North Wind" by B.Y. Yan
Deep in the dunes a crippled son has come on the advice of his renowned father to earn into the illustrious Hundreds of the Wasteland King, before being robbed by an unhappy misunderstanding. But where a door closes a literal window of opportunity opens, and he soon finds himself accompanying his master in search of a missing army. The young monarch, however, knows nothing of his presence or contributions. And for the sake of his pride he must never learn he has a secret protector—even when contending with the indomitable courage of harlots, laying claim to the wealth of Creatures of Calamity, or facing down the wrath of Dead Gods. That is, unless the Greatest Standard Bearer to ever stand at the king's side chooses to come clean to uphold his promise at the cost of everything he has achieved in a world of scrap, fire, and iron.
"Dragons & Magic" by Linda M. Crate
Syn Seifer has never been one for confrontation or problems despite the faerie's capacity to turn into a dragon, she would much rather fly away from her problems until they go away. Yet this time it isn't an option. Syn must learn to deal with her problems and face reality and its ugly truths or risk losing the friendship of her dear friends Morgan and Byrant. It doesn't help that she has a crush on Morgan d'Ernos whose heart belongs to the corrupt and vile princess Cinder. Yet Syn is the only one that truly knows the evils of this girl’s heart. In order to protect Morgan, however, she hasn't said a word. However, some secrets aren't meant to be kept. Syn Seifer must learn how to be brave or watch as her friends go down in the flames of destruction.
"Blood & Magic" by Linda M. Crate
A monster slayer is in for the adventure of her life. Does she decide to follow her heart of does she kill the monster she loves to stay in favor with the counsel she serves? Not to mention all these broken memories are confusing - are they things that really happened or is it all just in her head? Lucille Roddingale is in pursuit of the truth and she's not going to like everything that she finds in her journey.
"Ashes to Ashes: The Scribing of Ishitar (Book Two)" by Carrie F. Shepherd
Exiled from the Sixty Realms at the end of the Second Revolution, Iykva, one of the demons sent to propagate a new mortal race, longs for equality between his people and those of the exiled angels. Believing the key to this equality lies within the blood of his enemy, he strikes war on the first born of the race of the elves. Caught up in his parents' game to claim the ultimate power, Ishitar dismisses this mortal war as unimportant to his strategy of placing his own pawn upon his father's throne. Will the cost that he eventually pays for his ignorance be worth what little advantage he has gained on the kings' board?
"Falling From Grace: The Scribings of Ishitar (Book One)" by Carrie F. Shepherd
Ishitar is born on the cusp of a great war between the two ruling Gods of the Heavens and Hells Realms. With his father in control of a repressive society and his mother fighting for free will for all, he believes the game that they play to be just that: a game. Little does he know that the players that he sees are not necessarily the ones who will influence the outcome.
"Out of Time: The Merlin Chronicles Book Three" by Daniel Diehl
This is bloody awesome !! I was gripped from the start and can't wait for MORE. ~ Orchard Book club (UK) Merlin the Magician, Jason Carpenter and Beverley McCullough return in the gripping conclusion to The Merlin Chronicles trilogy. Catapulted back and forth through time and space the trio are forced to confront their arch-nemesis, the spectacularly evil Morgana le Fay, yet again, after embarking on a spectacular quest to save Merlin’s homeland, the ancient kingdom of the Britons, and no less than King Arthur himself. ‘Out of Time’ is in the finest tradition of urban fantasy, classic wizard fantasy and Arthurian legend all rolled into one. Don’t miss it. Daniel Diehl has created an adventurous blend of Arthurian legend, biblical prophecy, classic wizard fantasy and contemporary urban fantasy. ~ SpecFic Daily
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Merlin Chronicles Book Two" by Daniel Diehl
After being accidentally thrown into the modern world of the 21st century, the wizard, Merlin teamed up with archaeology student, Jason Carpenter to aid him in his battle against the evil sorcerous, Morgana le Fay. In this second book of The Merlin Chronicles, Merlin braves the mysterious depths of Morgana's underground lair in search of the alien device with which she communicates with the Dragon Lords. Meanwhile, Jason is forced to battle his way across war-torn Central Africa in search of a legendary gem that holds the key to closing the dragon gate forever. When Merlin is captured by Morgana's thugs, Jason and Beverley, must risk their lives and the future of mankind in a desperate effort to save their friend.
"Revelations: Book One of the Merlin Chronicles" by Daniel Diehl
Merlin the Magician only exists in myth and legend – at least that’s what archaeology student Jason Carpenter thought until he discovered the mysterious orb that had housed history’s greatest wizard for 1,600 years. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Jason and Merlin are sucked into a web of deceit, intrigue and murder that sends them on a chaotic race to outwit, and out run, Merlin’s ancient nemesis, the evil sorceress Morgana le Fay, her gang of drug smugglers and a 500 year-old Chinese necromancer. Tis a race against time to complete their quest before an army of dragons are unleashed on a vulnerable and unsuspecting 21st century world.
"Legends of Green Isle: The Forgotten Spell" by Constance Wallace
Stewart Manor had a mystery. Children went missing, but Matt and his little brother Toby didn’t know that when they moved there. When Toby disappears, along with two other children from the small town, Matt and his new friends find themselves thrust into battle with an ancient evil that seeks to destroy not only the magic in the parallel dimension of Green Isle, but all magic, even that on Earth. “The Forgotten Spell” is the first book in the Legends of Green Isle series. Join the adventure as the legendary four friends mark their own place in the annuals of Green Isle.
"Phoenica Rising: Keeper of Light" by Caroline Quigley
An intuitive girl called Phoenica (Feen-ica) moves to the west of Ireland where she meets her Psychic Grandmother. They accidentally discover the mystical world of Juna and Phoenica learns that an alien race of light suckers called Graydens, have invaded and taken the young Juna to be their slaves. Phoenica aligns forces with a tree guardian, a fearsome faerie warrior and an Earth Angel. Together they must cross the golden river, overcome Grayden mists, fight off vicious pygmy shrews, climb the caves of Nadu and locate the gentle Juna tribe. On her journey, she crosses paths with a mysterious stranger and finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But first she must learn to fight the Graydens and their savage hybrid creatures. Can Phoenica find the courage to save Juna, fall in love and claim her birthright? Or will the light hungry Graydens plunge all that she knows into darkness?
"Lore: The Old World (Book 3)" by Chad T. Douglas
Thomas Crowe is gone. The maniacal Captain Jack Darcy and the Order of the Blood Moon have taken the crew of the Roatán Butterfly prisoner; The Eight, a secretive band of immortal-killers, are quickly and comfortably seizing control of the British Empire, and Molly Bishop is sailing against her will into faraway waters. In Bombay, the Seventh, a powerful and mysterious woman from Molly’s recent past, waits to double-cross the Blood Moons and turn Molly and her friends over to the Bureau of Immortal Affairs. Molly must now overcome tragedy and despair to keep a promise she made to Tom, and to what end, she cannot be sure. Driven only by hope and a prophecy, she will fight to reclaim her life, her freedom, and, perhaps, even the impossible…
"Lore: East and Eight (Book 2)" by Chad T. Douglas
“Darkness only darkens when you put out fires…” Thomas Crowe and Molly Bishop walk into trouble’s open arms once again when an Atlantean sorceress, the mermaid Oi’alli, comes to Tom looking for a stolen talisman. When Tom refuses to return it, the consequences are dire. Plagued by two new foes, a demon and a mysterious octet of immortal-hunters known simply as “The Eight”, there is nothing Tom can do when the truths of his past come to surface and try to eat him alive. Molly Bishop is Tom’s only hope. Wrought by anger and confusion toward her father, the beautiful and talented magesmith must confront demons of her own if she hopes to live long enough to keep Thomas from succumbing to his end. Armed with new strength and magical powers, Molly lights the way as she and Tom make a treacherous journey east, to the heart of Romania.
"Inheritance" by Rachel Adair
Alhanna is devastated by the violent loss of her loving parents. Alone and submerged in a torturous grief she learns of an Inheritance. An estate in Northern Ireland, dominated by a monstrous Tower, what awaits inside may unlock her destiny. Yet a dark malevolent force pursues her as she begins on her journey of self discovery, into the world of the supernatural... There stands a delicate balance between the five elements, one which is in constant turmoil. What has once been forgotten, will again emerge, like a whisper from afar playing upon the autumnal winds..... Akasha.
"Journey to Wizards' Keep" by KC Cowan
Best friends Nan and Irene want what all 16-year-old girls in their village want—to find true love and marry. Instead, they’re going to have to defeat an evil wizard. When Irene and Nan’s village is attacked by the army of the Secret Valley, the two girls are taken captive—destined to become “playthings” to the King. Kay, a lady-in-waiting to the Queen, vows to help the girls. But when a jealous handmaid betrays Kay and her fiancé, all four have to flee the Valley. When they learn an evil wizard, known as the Black Lord, is the real power behind the Secret Valley, their only hope is to go to Wizards’ Keep and persuade the last remaining wizards to come out of retirement and help defeat the Black Lord. Journey to Wizards’ Keep is a non-stop thrilling adventure with romance and humor as three girls with very different personalities join together to save the land.
"Centaurs & Magic" by Linda M. Crate
Evan Arwen Rabastan Louis Artinfallinger the III, son of Yvonigsar Artinfallinger, has a secret. One he wouldn't want anyone in Atriel to know. One that he's killed over and for because if anyone should find out the truth, he knows they'd only use it against him. In this prequel to Blood & Magic and Dragons & Magic one learns the bloody, secretive past of one of Atriel's worst counsel leaders and his fearless and shameless pursuit to become king. Yet there is a prophecy made of a child who will foil his plans. Will he be able to rid Atriel of said child before the curse made in the prophecy comes true or is he doomed to fail one day in the future?
"Shift (Book One)" by Melanie Hamilton
Callisto Bennett, has just discovered who she really is two years ago. Her mother and step family know. She does all she can to protect everyone. The guy she’s been in love with for four years promises to never leave her. As time passes she realizes she’s not just a shape shifter. Hearts are broken, new bonds are formed, and blood is shed. She never quits fighting to live. She strives to survive in this terrifying new world. There is always at least one person to live for, because once she dies, so will he.
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