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How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: (HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers 3) - Amazon
How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is the culmination of a nearly two decades Carolyn Howard-Johnson spent helping writers avoid pitfalls, misconceptions, and out-and-out scams perpetrated on unsuspecting authors . . . and helping them reach their dreams of great reviews, great book tours, and great launches. It turns out that Getting Great Book Reviews is the essence for a successful marketing campaign that includes all those things and—more importantly—for building the readership necessary for a prosperous writing career.
The Joy of Cruising is about passion. Award-winning author Paul C. Thornton profiles travelers from all over the world with a passion for cruising and who act on that passion in creative and fascinating ways. From a Grammy award winner, Poker Hall of Famer, winner of the TV series Last Comic Standing, to "ordinary" cruisers doing extraordinary things, The Joy of Cruising will fascinate anyone who has ever cruised, aspires to take a cruise, or just loves travel. The Joy of Cruising is an anthology that takes a look at the magic of cruising from the vantage point of travelers passionate about travel―a compendium of anecdotes, stories, and profiles of cruisers who have some unique or interesting perspective. It is not cruise-line specific, nor an industry overview, cruising guide/how-to, exposé or behind the scenes. The Joy of Cruising is a positive examination of why cruisers do what they do in the pursuit of their passion.
Random Cosmos - Amazon
This book is a whimsical take on the puzzle and purpose of existence. It employs a casually structured conversation-style narrative to discuss a wide range of topics that include the randomness involved in all creation, mysteries of the human mind and consciousness, the miracle of evolution and resulting nature, the reality of moral values and fallacies of our society, perplexing supernatural myths of possessed humans, and the like. The author sheds light on his views about the true purpose of existence and the right methods that lead to attainment of wisdom and contemplation of the absolute cosmic truth. There are a good number of theories, principles, concepts, philosophical arguments, laws and true stories that have been presented. The overall writing style is engaging, with a lot of questions thrown in to stimulate your thoughts. Some interesting and imaginary fictional conversations have found a place in many places. You will observe that the author digresses randomly on some occasions with peculiar, yet relevant, references to corporate HR. All in all, reading this book should be time well spent. After all, it does make sense, from time to time, to think about how and why we are here.
Perfectly Imperfect: How to Be Imperfect and Remain Lovable- AMAZON
by Connie Howell
Health, Fitness and Dieting
For a variety of reasons, many of us fall victim to perfectionism. A perfectionist doesnt forgive his or her own mistakes. If you are a perfectionist, you cant look away from your perceived flaws. In Perfectly Imperfect, author Connie Howell offers suggestions on how to overcome the need to be perfect and how to accept yourself as being worthy of love just as you are.
Walking Between Two Worlds: From the known to the unknown- AMAZON
Religion and Spirituality
The aim of this book is to get the reader to look beyond the physical aspects of life and to understand that there are in fact other dimensions that are not visible to most eyes. It introduces questions about Who we are, other than just human beings and explains that we all have an energy field surrounding the physical body and that this is intricate in our overall state of health and wellbeing.
For the novice this work provides concepts to open the mind to other possibilities and for the seasoned spiritual traveller it may expand their knowledge and vision of the depth of consciousness that dwells within us all.
There are visualisations included that are easy to follow with attainable results to help people with issues that may be troubling them and to generally open the mind to greater truths. It proposes that thoughts are things and that we can change our reality by changing the way we think and that far from being impotent we all have the capacity to create better and more enriched lives.
Self-empowerment through healing the self is the paramount theme of this book and its objective is to inspire and engage the interest and willingness to grow and heal the self, which will be the result of reading this book.
The style is easy to read and straight forward as there are no difficult concepts or ideas. It is likely that all who read it will find exactly what they need in order to move forward in a positive and energised way.
Lifting the Veil: Raising Consciousness- AMAZON
Lifting the Veil, Raising Consciousness poses questions that you may not ever have considered asking yourself, such as ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I here?’. For some, these questions never get asked and so life is perceived from the physical and material aspects only.
Do you believe that your mind is in your head and its output is generated from your brain? Or do you have the wider perspective that ‘mind’ is a non-local consciousness that interacts with other minds on an invisible and energetic level?
This book endeavours to open you up to the possibility that we are all connected through an invisible field and that we are individual sparks of one consciousness known by many names but ultimately recognised as a higher or supreme power.
Most of us go through life disconnected from this source because we lack the understanding or belief that we are all children of the one source and worthy to be so. The premise of this book is that none of us are sinners but rather we are here to experience life in all its facets and for the one source to know itself through us.
Each chapter offers a higher perspective than our ordinary mind can, for the everyday mind is filled with constant chatter from the ego which is not our true self. However, we believe wholeheartedly that it is telling us the truth and that it reflects who we are.
If this book can stimulate you to ask the right questions and open your mind to greater possibilities, then it has served its purpose and fulfilled its mission.
The Monopoly - SMASHWORDS
Self-Improvement - Motivation
Out of all the roads you may travel, the road to discovering yourself is the most significant. It is where you will discover your true self, your vision, purpose and abilities, and in doing so, you will never live below your potential. In a world where there is always a crisis, which can leave you out of business, unemployed and unable to pay your bills, you have to focus on controlling your space and to do that, you must first discover who you are. We only hate our lives because of what we cannot control.
Develop yourself. Temptation is a test of weakness and it will constantly be there in your life to test your character, which is only as strong as the temptations you overcome and difficulties you endure. Without character anything can destroy you. Be compassionate because everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Learn to lead your own life, control what you must and manage what you cannot control. Life is not a race.
Focus on discovering what you were born to do and do it well. Focus on your gifts, ideas, dreams and goals and not on what others are doing. Do not work for reward but fulfilment otherwise your road to success will be short rather than satisfactory. If you do not have a plan to dominate in anything that you’re going to do, don’t get into it. Luck is a poor man’s deception and self-belief is a rich man’s salvation. A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat!
This publication will teach you how to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and dominate your space through self-governing, love, compassion, leadership, control and management. If you cannot be successful where you are, find an environment in which you can establish yourself.
Since the dawn of time, societies across the globe inexplicably have told stories of mythical creatures such as dragons, aliens, vampires, and more. It would seem human beings are hardwired to react a given way to certain character types.
Psychologist, Carl Jung, called these primordial icons "archetypes." It was his belief we inherit our reaction to archetypes much as we do with certain basic instincts. He also believed these archetypes carried a given metaphorical meaning or, better stated, an allegory.
Over the years, writers have used this knowledge of character archetypes, and their corresponding allegories, to create a literary, and even cinematic, shorthand to create relatable stories.
A Quick Guide to Archetypes & Allegory helps writers to better understand and capitalize on this knowledge. With this quick, handy reference guide you can make your stories more relatable and appealing to your targeted audience. This Quick Guide will help show you how to get from good to exceptional!
Comedy, Humor and Satire
Eat. Drink. F*ck. And What Happens Next on The Hierarchy of Need.: #3 How I Became A Lothario Kindle Edition
Saturday Morning. August 4, 2018.
I was going to do some grocery shopping this morning.
Came out to the truck. Noticed something shimmering next to the passenger side in the driveway. Went to inspect.
Glass. Fucking glass. The passenger side window had been busted out.
A fucking Five hundred dollar truck that was brand new back in 1994 but had definitely seen better days was now royally fucked up.
Why had I locked the fucking doors?
Why not just leave everything fucking left wide open and let whoever lame assed mother fucker that felt the need to ransack my fucking truck for spare change pillage the mother fucker and be on his way.
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Poetry and Short Stories
A Vow: A Collection of Love Poems Kindle Edition
Love and lust.
In sickness and in health.
A Vow is a whimsy collection of love poems,
embracing from the sweet and cheeky
to the bold and sexy.
by Jim Goforth
The world is full of monstrous people, monstrous things, monstrous deeds.
What happens when you become involved, hopelessly ensnared in a nightmare world from which there is no escape?
What happens when a lifetime of bad decisions comes back to haunt you?
What happens when you are pushed into the darkest of corners, when the world you thought you knew becomes something else? Something horrifying, something ugly?
The latest volume in the Extremes series assembles more horror tales that wallow in filth and fear, in perversion and pain, monstrosity and mayhem.
All manner of things can drive a person to extremes. And beyond.
You can go to Extremes; you can even go to More Extremes. Now and then, Greater Extremes are called for.
“HE WAS THERE FOR THEM ALL.
”From Dracula, The Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera, Zombies in Feudal Japan, and UFOs during the American Civil War, one man was there for them all. This collection features ten stories throughout points in history where Gabriel Kane was present. from his youth and middle-age, these accounts were his duty and his purpose.
By the Loo and In The Waiting Room Kindle Edition
When I was growing up, in every Australian household (as far as I knew) there would usually be a small table, shelf or rack outside the toilet.
Here would be a selection of reading material.
Ours contained National Geographic, Readers Digest and old copies of the Women’s Weekly.
Waiting rooms in Doctors and Dentist surgeries contained similar types of offerings, I would always become engrossed in a story and then beg to take it with me.
“By the Loo and in the Waiting Room” then is a book of short stories intended to be of the same flavour – light and easy to read whilst providing something to occupy the mind during a spot of boredom.
Herein lies a short story selection of humour, romance, mayhem and mystery.
Healing the Broken Things: From the Author of the Blog - Athousandbitsofpaper.com (Poetry Anthology Book 1) - Amazon
Wabi sabi is a Japanese view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one that is beautiful because (not despite) being imperfect, impermanent or incomplete.
Our relationships with our loved ones and ourselves are in a constant state of flux - we go on. We are torn, we are worn and we go on - usually with a greater compassion and understanding for each other then before. This poetry collection contains work that is raw, passionate and human.
Lyrical and rhythmic the poems follow the familiar style which loyal readers of Kate's blog at Athousandbitsofpaper.com have come to love and although her tribe is still relatively small, it is growing organically which each early morning post.
Kate has been writing since 2014 yet has only just begun to publish her words. This book marks a new adventure in publishing with subsequent titles already well under way.
Until Nothing Was Left: A collection of poems for those who have loved, lost, and found the courage to love again. Kindle Edition
Embark on a journey through the pitfalls of relationships, broken families, and womanhood in the pages of "until nothing was left: a collection of poems for those who have loved, lost, and found the courage to love again." Amanda Lucinda’s debut collection contains affirmations and story-like poems that are relatable to readers who are in the throes of both familial and relationship angst or have risen from the ashes of a recent uncoupling. The author also weaves undertones of empowerment and self-love into her writings.
Mini Tales Fairies A Western Rescue - SMASHWORDS
Join the fairies as they soar on an adventure in the west. When the humans capture a black stallion, the fairies launch a rescue to bring him home. But then their lives and the future of all fall into jeopardy as a wildfire spreads across the land. Will they be spared from the wildfire? Read it to find out!
Join Miranda and her friends as they soar on an adventure in the west. On their summer visit, two fairies come across mustangs and humans. When the humans capture the black stallion, the leader of the mustangs, the fairies launch a rescue to bring him home. While on their mission, Miranda develops a friendship with two human girls. But then their lives and the future of all fall into jeopardy as a wildfire spreads across the land. Will the lives of the girls and the mustangs be spared from the wildfire? Read it to find out!
A city that exists in a world beyond governments, where war and climate change have destroyed the old order. Corporations are now the authorities of the surviving city states. The elite live in luxury above the clouds in their towers, everyone else lives further down, based on their corporate and economic worth.
Arc City Stories is an exciting, action-packed collection of nine cyberpunk tales, written by eight authors, of various citizens each trying to survive, in their own way, this brave new world.
Can also be found at BLKDogPublishing
Luck: Stories (Amazon)
A young bartender in Boston's North End finds himself complicit in the breakdown of his roommate's relationship with a girlfriend; a married, middle-aged professor of composition abjectly crumbles under the stress of his affair with a beautiful student. In his debut fiction collection, poet Ed Meek vividly reimagines a gritty, freewheeling 1970s New England whose cynical, impulsive inhabitants--torn between the longing for human connection and the fear of domesticity--negotiate the blurry boundaries of personal responsibility. With these deceptively mundane accounts of ordinary lives in transition, Meek paints a humane, subtle portrait of ordinary people grasping at explanations for the things they do.
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War and Action
The Bay Phantom-Feast of the Cannibal Guild Kindle Edition
When a shadowy group of criminals start shaking down restaurants in Mobile, Joe Perrone once again dons the cloak and goggles of the Bay Phantom. Shortly thereafter, wealthy young men begin dropping dead without warning. What do these things have in common with a mysterious psychic, a sinister funeral home, and a nationalist movement known as the Transatlantic Patriots Guild?
That is what the Bay Phantom must learn, and he must do it without his trusted aide, Mirabelle Darcy. She is away on a mission of her own; one that necessitates her breaking into the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Thus left to his own devices, can the Phantom thwart the Cannibal Guild and their deadly assassin, the Mummifier? Or will he become their next victim?
Once again Chuck Miller offers up a thrilling new adventure set in the Deep South and starring his original pulp hero; The Bay Phantom. This is pulp action with an added spicy kick.
Angel of Mercy (WWI Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition - AMAZON
The old adage “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it” proves true. Soon tragedy strikes, and Hettie’s life is steered onto a new path.
Will Hettie return home or stay in Europe and continue nursing? Will she discover the person she is meant to be?
A Soldier Far Away: A Historical Novel of the Swedish Campaign of the Thirty Years War - AMAZON
Ainslie Souter, a Scottish highwayman, couldn’t care less whether Protestants or Catholics rule the world. He’s barely escaped an English noose. Now he fights as a mercenary for the Royal House of Sweden. When things settle down at home he’ll return.
Hippolito Costello, a fiery Spanish priest, accompanies Catholic forces. He has no hesitation in using his Inquisition training to help his side. Torture and death can easily be justified against Protestant apostates.
Parallel lives, yet each man is changed in his own way by the war in this literary tale, A Soldier Far Away.
The story takes readers into the last great religious war on the European continent, the 17th century. Meticulously researched, A Soldier Far Away offers a grand sweep of the Swedish campaign in northern Europe, where Catholic forces seek to roll back history.
A Soldier Far Away offers timely motifs of all wars–heroism, cowardice, incredible vanities, and idiocy of leadership. Friendships and self-interests, morality and endurance rub shoulders on a daily basis. A collection of striking men and women, from the high to the low march through the pages, but the war is primarily seen through Ainslie and Hippolito’s eyes. Scarred by what they’ve become, both find themselves in an epic battle whose outcome determines their fate.
Surviving the Nahanni - AMAZON
Action and Adventure
Erik Keller has dreamed of an excursion to the Great White North ever since he was a young outdoorsman. Just when those dreams are about to become a reality, tragedy strikes and he finds himself stranded in the Canadian Nahanni National Park Reserve. Can he survive hungry predators, the ever-changing weather and the mountainous terrain? Does he have what it takes to survive and reunite with his family? Will the determination and devotion of his wife save him, or will it be the tenacity and experience of a weary Canadian Search and Rescue Officer that gets Erik home. Ultimately, it comes down to man against nature.
Jacobites by Name: Third time lucky - AMAZON
Angered by Scottish Government plans to hold a second independence referendum the Tories in Westminster have appointed a Viceroy to run Scotland. Thousands of police from other parts of the UK are flown in to assert control and crush the nationalists.
Enraged by the economic damage to their city and research budgets caused by Brexit and Tory cuts a shadowy organisation of University scientists lend their support to the nationalist cause and collude with the Vatican in a complicated plot to stage a third Jacobite rebellion. Launching a fleet of nuclear powered narrowboats with advanced laser weaponry from a secret base on the Union Canal they bring London to its knees, crush the Viceroy's forces in the Battle of Edinburgh Castle and invoke the secret backstop to the Treaty of Union to make Scotland an independent country.
Science fiction mixes with political satire and heresy in a lighthearted romp which will leave no one unoffended.
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Fantasy and Science Fiction
by J.C. Seal
Bela, son of a Fallen Angel and a mortal woman, has lived for centuries. For one misstep in his youth, he was cursed and powers he had not yet learned to use were ripped away by a Guardian Angel.
Alone in the human world, he resigns himself to life in solitude.
Until one day, he finds a friend. It turns out that Azal is like him, a half-Demon, an outcast like Bela himself. They roam the world together, one day boarding a ship to America in the hope for a better future.
After making a fortune in the Californian gold rush, Bela buys a large piece of land, a place he calls The Farm. It becomes the first true home for him and Azal. Content with their shared solitude, the invention of newspapers, radio, and television, suddenly links Bela back to a world he had tried to leave behind. Hearing stories quite similar to his own, Bela realizes there were others like them. He sets himself a new goal, to find them all, and give them a home.
Everything Bela has built is at risk when Alec Hunt, a human investigative journalist, stumbles over their hiding place in search for a story. The risk turns into an opportunity when Bela manages to befriend Alec, enlisting his service to search and rescue more of his kind.
One day, Alec confides in Bela that he has fallen in love again with a professor teaching journalism at his daughter’s college. He decides to join her on a research exhibition to the Middle East, the region of Bela’s birth. Offering to help translating ancient texts, Bela soon realizes where the research is heading – discovering the hiding place of the Demons, the Fallen Angels of old.
Several months later, Alec’s daughter seeks out Bela after receiving a cry for help from her father. They fall in love, the curse takes effect, giving Bela the appearance of a horned Fire-Demon. But instead of running away in horror, she succeeds in breaking the curse. The Guardian Angel has to return his powers.
Will Bela learn to use his newfound abilities in time to rescue his human friend? Will he discover the truth about the Demons, led by the greatest nemesis of the Guardian Angels? Will he be able to open his heart and forgive those who have wronged him, unite The Farm’s community and the Guardian Angels in an effort to thwart the Demons’ plans? Will it be enough to save the unsuspecting human world from a gruesome fate?
Violet is the princess of Neyr, the third of the Nine Realms of Amera. At least, she was until the day came when Violet was to demonstrate her abilities to the people and solidify her place in Ameran Society. The citizens of Amera have extraordinary abilities, from living on the ocean floor to flying in the air. But no one can turn back time. When the unthinkable happens, tearing her heart and her family in two, Violet flees and is unable to escape a tidal wave of events that brings her face to face with forgotten truths buried for millennia. Only the discovery of a thousand lifetimes may provide the key to her return home. When old enemies arrive on the shores of Neyr, distrust and prejudice resurface. Secrets begin to explode all around Violet, setting her world on fire, and those she loves fall victim to a terrorists' plan to eradicate their enemies. But Amera stands in their way, and with no mercy, the enemy is willing to go through the innocent to get what they want. Violet turns to her best friend Lily, and a few unexpected new friends, who band together to save what they can of her realm, and the rest of Amera. But in the storm that has turned her world upside down, will Violet be able to overcome the nightmare of her past in order to save the future of everyone in Amera, and perhaps the world?
Beautiful: A Tale of Beauties and Beasts Kindle Edition
Eimear is Faerie. She left the land of her birth to find a place where she felt like she could belong. She finds herself in the World, a strange place, where she is the only magical being, and she begins to build a life for herself. But when she encounters Finn, supernaturally beautiful but thoughtless and selfish, she gets angry. In a fit of rage, she casts a spell on Finn. It’s a spell that she can’t undo, even when she discovers that she’s ruined Finn’s life.
Finn is wealthy, arrogant, and cruel. He didn’t think twice about insulting Eimear until it was too late. Now, exiled from the only home he’s ever known, he is forced to make his own way, for the first time ever. He does have support- if he wants it. Eimear wants to assuage her guilt by helping him.
In an isolated place, thrown together initially out of desperation and need, Eimear and Finn find a way to live together. That alliance eventually blossoms into friendship, and even love. But before they can have their happily ever after, Eimear must go on a perilous journey that will force her to confront everything that she ran away from when she left Faerie.
Taeryn: The Awakening: An epic SciFi-Romance (The Triptych Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
Taeryn’s new boyfriend is an alien. Even more shocking: they’re empathic and telepathic. But she’s just human…isn’t she?
Traumatized by a childhood vision, actress Taeryn Vega just wants to be normal. But when she lands her first movie role with gorgeous leading man Tristan Kando and famous director Kat Russo, the three have an intense psychic connection. She soon discovers that her new friends are not who they appear to be. And maybe, neither is she.
When Tristan and Kat’s planet was invaded, they barely escaped with their lives. Now, hiding on Earth, they’ve both come to love this unusual human girl. But when Tristan and Taeryn’s romance blossoms, their connection almost kills her. In their race to discover the reason for their bond, the aliens uncover a centuries-old secret that could mean their people’s salvation…or Taeryn’s death.
Warning: mature content. Taeryn: The Awakening is a steamy, emotionally gripping tale of a human girl’s journey of self-discovery.
The Witches of Crannock Dale (Mara of the League Book 1) Kindle Edition
When an enemy army threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to save her family, one way or another. But when the knights protecting her village arrest her favorite aunt for witchcraft, she discovers that the difference between friend and foe may not be as obvious as she once thought.
Sayville Tales: A Novel of Travelers' Tales Kindle Edition
Twelve strangers, two ghosts, and the Devil--while sharing a long railroad journey--concoct a storybook of tales and trifles as hours of blank pages unfurl ahead of them. Not since Chaucer's pilgrims hit the road with tongues wagging have travelers had this much babble and gabble to share with their fellow wayfarers. Meanwhile, glimpses of the expansive, crumbling mural referred to as America flash past the windows, and the lies, the truths, and the grandiose exaggerations keep coming on both sides of the glass. Talk is cheap and tickets are cheaper, but what are the rules? First of all--as your mother often told you--be sure you are wearing clean underwear because anything can happen. Second, recognize that there aren't any rules. It's every passenger for himself.
Sayville Tales is a tragicomic hotchpotch of hot air on wheels. It's also a glimpse of happenstance's possibilities, resembling a roll of vividly imagined wallpaper imprinted with a design that never repeats itself unless it's for a greater effect. The real question is, how could you possibly know what the ride is like if you don't get on the train?
EVERMORE by Jessica D. Fisher (WATTPAD)
After being trapped in the town of Du Ciel and isolated from the outside world for seven years by a curse, Belle's life was only going to get worse. Every year for the past four years, the town holds what is called "The Offering" when ever they receive a black letter from the Castle. The Offering is where one girl who meets the requirements, adjusted at the beginning of the new year, has their name drawn from a basket and is sent to the Castle to never be seen again. Most of the requirements remain the same every year, except the minimum age requirement, and to Belle's luck this year it stayed at eighteen, placing her into the Offering for the first time.
As Belle's eighteenth birthday draws near, her life begins to fall apart. Her father is desperate to marry her off before the next Offering in fear of her being sent to her supposed death, like many others before her, and her best friend Gaston has started to act strange. As the Offering grows near the only other eligible poor girl besides Belle gets married and the only eligible middle-class girl commits suicide. This leaves Belle and four others, who just so happen to be from four out of the five wealthiest families in Du Ciel, to be the only eligible girls to pick from. Knowing this, Belle expects to be sent by default and is forced to choose between marrying to stay alive or allow herself to be sent to the Castle where an unknown fate awaits her.
The Raspite Prince (The Laoonica Chronicles Book 1) - Kindle Edition
They’re all dead because of me.
Nothing but burnt corpses melted into
the floors and walls.
They never saw it coming.
In a moment of peril, Princess Laoonica’s innate powers, those of creation and chaos, ignite in a fiery inferno, killing everyone onboard the passenger ship that’s transporting her to safety—into hiding from the Raspites. Laoonica is the only survivor, and she knows someone has betrayed her.
Among those who rescue Laoonica from her blackened ship is Lieutenant Patrick Wolf. His attentions spark new emotions in Laoonica, flaring her unstable powers and endangering the lives of her rescuer’s crew. Laoonica demands to be sent to an isolated planet so she can’t harm anyone else, so the Raspites can’t use her as a weapon—because it’s better to be alone than owned.
But an argumentative council isn’t convinced.
Laoonica knows one sure way to control her powers and take fate into her own hands, by giving herself to Patrick—mind, body, and soul. Her sacrifice comes with a horrible price, but she doesn’t trust the council to do as she asks. She only hopes she can trust Lieutenant Wolf.
Love, lies, and family ties are all broken in this science fiction tale of romance.
Author Note: Cute, yet suspicious, story.
This is a sci-fi novel with a fun premise. Laoonica doesn't know whether to trust the handsome lieutenant who came to her rescue. Her temper flares often, making her powers unstable. I like her as the main character. But I liked Patrick more. He kept me wondering the whole time, because something was not quite right about her whole recuse situation. I was quite surprised by the twist at the ending.
Reader Rated for ages 16+ for one non-detailed on page sex scene and mild kissing.
Rise of the Gatebreakers : (The Gatekeepers Fantasy Adventure Volume I): Gatekeepers I - AMAZON
by M.L Katz
They say that the Goddess hates a gatebreaker, but Rabin Grandtree and Marli Lavare seem born to test that theory and test each other. Born near each other in the mysterious and fabulous White City where Rabin’s mother, Morgana Grandtree, spends time as the prince’s consort, the children soon separate. Their early betrothal gets mostly forgotten or dismissed as nothing more than a casual joke.
Rabin, the hybrid boy, gets tested early as one of a few children who hides to survive the Farpoint Massacre -- an event that sparks the dread Rehan Wars that consume the Known Lands for over a decade. Living under the prophecy that he is the Second Son, born to die by pride, Rabin learns that proud or humble, everybody dies.
Hundreds of miles south, Marli Lavare fought different battles as she grew up to become the only woman to graduate from the Macan Academy in Del Sur City. Her work with the Del Sur Military-- as she strives to complete an apprenticeship that will earn her the rare and coveted title of medical doctora -- throws her into direct conflict with Rabin, now a feared martial master with the nickname of the Red Jaguar of the North. To Marli, her once betrothed seems a deadly agent of chaos.
As Marli struggles for control, she begins to understand what Rabin learned early -- some gates need breaking. Rabin recognizes her as his betrothed and perhaps, an even bigger agent of chaos than he is. If the Goddess loves or hates a gatebreaker, both Marli and Rabin first need to learn to love themselves.
Welcome to the Known Lands!
Eclipse - AMAZON
Science Fiction - Cyberpunk
On the distant planet Oasis the secrets lay behind the Porcelain Man’s dead eggshell eyes. The panicked riddles he spews between catatonic cycles drive agent Carver closer to the missing. The brilliant Ceren Dore lies frozen in her virtual snow globe world, watching perfect false birds glide across a perfect false sky. She shatters in his dreams as the disease inside her grows. A secret society of eight guardians, the super elite, live in the shadows, ever tinkering, their dark mechanisms making the world their own. Echoing moans call from the dystopian nightmare of East Banzen as the war torn buildings grow twisted, a physical representation of their inhabitants. Through the chaos, one step ahead of a deadly assassin, Carver must piece together the clues as they intertwine with the hope to cure Ceren.
The conspiracy he uncovers changes him, changes everything, and sets him on a collision course with an ancient evil, waiting, ever patient, ever present.
The Gift-Knight's Quest (The Gift-Knight Trilogy Book 1) - AMAZON
"Chandra had yet to fathom why Jonnecht could not have lived and ruled for many long years, or why it was so urgent that she ascend immediately."
Chandra never asked to rule Kensrik, but fate took a strange course. Known as a usurper and sorceress by most and traumatised by all that has transpired, she is forced to make use of the few loyal allies she has in order to hold together her restless empire. In an attempt to identify and defeat the conspirators who inadvertently landed her in power, Chandra risks putting the lives of many in mortal danger, as well as her own.
Derek is an aimless wanderer - the youngest in a lineage that has long fallen from nobility. He finds himself summoned by tradition to serve a family historically considered his bitter enemy. As he journeys down the same path a fateful ancestor once travelled, he struggles with personal demons and begins to reconsider his loyalty to the mission.
Duke Lenn found one true cause in love and it cost him everything. His legacy shaped the present in which Chandra and Derek find themselves. Now their choice will shape the future of Kensrik...
The Gift-Knight's Quest is set in a new and vividly imagined world, written with delicate prose that will allow the reader to explore with their imagination. The author was inspired during the composition of this novel by the likes of Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard and Roger Zelazny, but doesn't claim to be any of them; he hoped to imagine something different. This book may appeal to fans of fantasy and historical fiction.
This is the first book of The Gift-Knight Trilogy, and continues with The Crown Princess' Voyage.
The Girl Behind the Magic - AMAZON
Treasured for generations, this classic and beloved children's story is reworked with native fairies, scary zombies and transforming magic. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922) is seamlessly retold by A.R. Jung in this enchanting tale about blossoming self esteem. A toy rabbit comes to life through the love of a child.In addition to her stylistic adaptations, Jung's story line loosly follows the animated film-The First Easter Rabbit (1976) narrated by Burl Ives, which explains the Easter Bunny’s origin.This is the story of the Easter Bunny's childhood."Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old, wise and experienced like the Unicorn Rocking Horse understand all about it." Like the Unicorn, Jung understands how toys-and people-become real through the wisdom and experience of both giving and receiving love. A modern classic written to inspire even the most reluctant readers- both boys and girls alike!
Werewolf Nights - AMAZON
Threatened by financial ruin, widowed bakery owner Catherine Mercy leads a solitary life with more interest in reading about werewolf lore than in finding a man. Her one true love disappeared after high school and her now deceased husband kept her trapped in the house claiming that a werewolf might hunt her down one day, just as her grandmother repeatedly warned her. When Hollywood interrupts the town's monotony by shooting a werewolf movie on location, Catherine's best friend Anne pushes her to audition. Already in her thirties, Catherine feels ridiculous trying to become an actress, but lands the leading role.
Catherine's daily routine turns into a hair-raising adventure as fame begins to surveil her wanderings and she falls for her sexy costar Greg Byron despite this actor's neon warning sign that flashes conceited womanizer. He's also smitten by her, but just when they are about to find happiness, a wolf bites him.
While Greg's features turn lupine, Catherine discovers a resemblance between the movie script and her family's history. Frightened, Catherine recruits werewolf expert Steve to figure out if the movie's werewolf legend is real and if Wolfern, the werewolf her grandmother dreaded, has finally come for her. If so, Greg will turn into a werewolf. Only undoing Greg's curse and destroying Wolfern before the next full moon can save their love and their lives.
Mari Hamill blends fantasy, intrigue, and passion to create a chilling, unique story.
SERAPHIM (THE SEVENTH DAY SERIES Book 1) - AMAZON
Wyatt is a schizophrenic firefighter from New Jersey. Gabriel is the quick-witted, bisexual Messenger of God. Together with their siblings and Earth's first vampire, they must defeat the most twisted and depraved demon the world has ever known before she closes the gate between Heaven and Earth, enslaving humanity and slaughtering millions.
Apex Five (The Plane Book 1) - AMAZON
Science Fiction - Genetic Engineering
On a barely recognizable future Earth called the Plane, humankind worships five global megastructures as relics of the mysterious Zaam.
When the dominant nation of Tabira uses remarkably advanced technology to colonize the planet, a doctor of unknown origin, military officer and tribal chief set out to restore balance.
Saving Sasquatch - AMAZON
Finding a Mythical Creature Is the Hardest Part of a Rescue… Eutimus is a Bigfoot. Normally, he keeps to himself and avoids people as much as he can. That is until his mate is killed. His anger gets the better of him and he gets his revenge. But his actions draw unwanted attention. To save him and protect his kind, Jack Cavendish is asked to get him out of danger. Without even understanding his mission, Dish is thrown into action. First he has to find a Sasquatch, which no one has ever done. Then he needs to lead it to safety. Through everything, Dish has to dodge his old friend as well as navigate the pitfalls with his new girlfriend Jessie. Leaving his Bigfoot friend would cost a lot. Hopefully helping him will not cost him love.
Shadow of the Gods: The Chronicles of Biron - Book I - AMAZON
Uxunrhad, the Supreme God of Evil and his mortal ally Kaos, an evil warlock and ruler of the Land of Fire, are intending to seize power over Everything. They have devised a simple but daring plan to achieve that.
An unexpected event which was not included in The Script of The-Big-Book-of-Everything will be the cause that their malicious plan cannot be carried out as easily as they had anticipated. During a murderous raid at his village, the farmer’s son Biron ends up in the world of the Gods by mistake. There he learns that there is only one way back, but it is certainly not the way he had hoped for.
Together with unusual and mysterious partners, and on behalf of Aarycia, the Supreme Goddess of Good, he is sent on a quest to protect Everything from total destruction by an unimaginable evil.
Can he comply with his destiny and succeed in overcoming both himself and Evil?
The Balance Principle - AMAZON
After having been abused for more than a century by man and his extravagantly increasing needs, Earth begins destroying herself and every life on her. Alan Stone commands a modern Noah's Ark and, together with a select company, is launched into space in an ultimate attempt to continue the human race elsewhere. After more than a year of traveling, they accidentally end up on a planet that looks very much like Earth. Human life appears to be possible, but they are confronted with unexpected opponents and supporters. Did they really land on this planet by coincidence?
Framed - AMAZON
Molli Douglas doesn’t believe in magic. She is a biology major who believes in the scientific method and the beauty inherent in deductive reasoning. Then she is required to take an art history class and finds herself drawn to the professor, and also to a mysterious painting that she discovers during a trip to a local art museum.
Now, Molli is plagued by nightmares about a painting that she has just discovered for the first time. Can her sexy new professor help her? Or will she have to face this battle on her own?
The Van Helsing Paradox - AMAZON
Dark Fantasy/ Paranormal
Clara Grey’s parents once said that the world was a dark and dangerous place. There was more truth than fiction to those words. There were things that lurked in the shadows which defied the laws of nature: perversions that fed on the dead, terrorised the living, or escaped the chill touch of the grave.
Clara is a member of the Tower, a religious order of hunters who work outside the confines of the Church. As keepers of the arcane, her order takes an active role to counter these threats. The life of a hunter can be short, and many disappear before their training is completed. So, what does it take to succeed against all odds?
Explore Clara’s origin, a child born before the dawn of the twentieth century. Witness her rigorous training, how she faces adversity, and fights in the Great War to become the derringer wielding flapper she is.
Throughout her tale, keep in mind that no matter the threat, a gal has to look out for herself after all.
Embarrassed, and fuming mad, Brick plots to deliver his painful revenge at the carnival. When Frankie, and his pals, Sam, Beef, and Bookworm show up to meet Jenny, Brick and his nasty bootlickers, Harold “The Horrible” Dunson and Billy “Scat” Pile, chase them into the eerie tent of an old Gypsy fortuneteller named Mala. Trapped with nowhere to run, Frankie makes a pact with Mala not knowing that he and his pals would be swept through her crystal ball to Medieval Italy. Now, their only hope to return home rests in Frankie's hands. He must kill the evil Italian witch, Il Strega Diavolo, and rescue Mala's twin sister, Tsura. But, can Frankie find the courage to face the Strega?
by Ernesto San Giacomo
A rogue, a mage, and a monk walk into a tavern. What could possibly go wrong?
Ignited by a disturbance in the night and a bumbling stranger, the exiled master rogue Dagorat plunges into a perilous quest. Along with his witty friend Cyril the Wise, and the hopelessly naive Brother Liberon, he sets off to retrieve a holy relic stolen by the dark mages of the Golgent.
Together, they brave the journey from the great city of Mentiria across the continent of Tyrennia to Dagorat’s former home of Easterly, where discovery means certain execution. At times astonished by his friends’ skills – and other times dumbfounded by their amateur antics – Dagorat uncovers hard truths about his past, and finds new hopes for his future.
But the rising threat of war means his hopes tremble on a razor’s edge. Can he ever find his way out of the shadows and into the light?
Born in 1975, C.L Roberts-Huth is the product of star-crossed lovers who took separate paths shortly after my arrival. Now a three-time mother, twice married woman, and eclectic person, She resides in the sunny biosphere that is Sierra Vista, Arizona, with her wonderful partner in crime, Peter, and three brilliant geeklings: Michael, Cami and Desmond. Oh, and a mop… er… Shih Tzu named Sir Lancelot the Brave.
Writing came to C.L Roberts-Huth naturally, and the dark clouds of childhood and adolescent angst gave birth to a myriad of story threads that reflected her inner struggle to find a place in this world. C.L Roberts-Huth hasn’t quite discovered it yet, but she's fallen in love with the journey and all the stories unfolding in front of her. C.L Roberts-Huth is a lover of many genres and a writer of a small handful, and rather content with that lot.
Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels Kindle Edition
Based on true events . . .
Jack Levin is the boy who finds things. Gus Berry is the boy who wants things. Annie Barker is the girl who believes in things. Each is an outcast in their own way. Each is obsessed with movies, TV, comic books, and unexplained phenomena. And each lives with the fear bad things are heading their way.
Welcome to the 1960s and sleepy small-town Trenton, Ontario. Where hunting, fishing, arson, and drowning are the favored pastimes. Where dogs maim, trains derail, planes collide, and people vanish. Where secrets, lies, and selective amnesia pervade the adult agenda. Where only Gus, Jack, and Annie sense an unsettling connection to it all. And where piece by gruesome piece, this dauntless trio works to uncover the mystery at the malevolent heart of Trenton’s dark past . . . and darker future.
Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) Kindle Edition
Among Us: A normal child Kindle Edition
A seemingly gifted child, Allen had it all, loving parents, good grades, and an uncanny understanding of nature. Polite and respectful, he eludes all as he pursues his increasingly twisted interests, until the girl got too curious. How will he solve his dilemma? Is a solution even possible for the hole he dug for himself?
Gary Fenton's Second Chance: Amazon
Literature and Fiction
When lifelong loser and die-hard atheist Gary Fenton jumps from Brighton Pier, he fully expects to put a deliberate end to his tedious and boring existence. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that his irresponsible leap has also put the entire future of mankind in jeopardy.
God isn’t at all impressed with Fenton’s behaviour, but she sees no alternative to giving him a chance to put things right—and quick.
Gary Fenton now has seventy-two hours to save the world. His mission? To win the heart of his destined soul mate, who he hasn’t even met yet.With both time and the devil against him, his odds of success aren’t good...
Mark Eldish makes a hilariously irreverent splash with this fast-paced comedy novel debut.
Cold Dark Lies - AMAZON
Private Investigator Mystery
COLD DARK LIES is the sixth explosive entry in the riveting Martin Preuss Mystery series.When distraught Carrie Morrison hires Martin Preuss to find out how her younger brother wound up clinging to life in a disreputable Ferndale motel, the private detective thinks the story will be a familiar one—a young man takes a walk on the wild side and pays a terrible price. But the deeper Preuss digs, the more he realizes that nothing is as it seems in the brother’s world of secrets and lies. How is the young man involved with a missing prostitute? What’s the link to a local rap mogul who moonlights as the city’s main drug supplier? Why is a stone-cold killer out for revenge with Preuss in his cross-hairs? And—most upsetting of all—why is a local crime boss threatening Preuss’s beloved handicapped son Toby?
Fat Chance - AMAZON
by AB Morgan
A missing barrister, a severed thumb and fat chance of finding out the truth.
Ella Fitzwilliam’s world is about to spiral out of control. She’s not cut out to be a private investigator. With little or no aptitude for the job, she’s been sent undercover to expose the hidden lives of two men who meet nearly every week at Buxham’s - a private members’ club where portions are large and secrets are held in strictest confidence.
One of those men is Harry Drysdale, a defence barrister, and the other is Marcus Carver, an eminent surgeon with a tarnished past and much to lose. Ella knows he has unhealthy appetites, she’s sure he’s feeding his perverted habits and putting his female patients at risk but she has to prove it.
When Harry Drysdale goes missing, Konrad Neale TV journalist tries to reveal the truth behind the lies, but some of the secrets start to reveal themselves… and they are big.
Sarah's Song - AMAZON
It’s the 1940’s in rural East Tennessee, Appalachian country. For most everyone there is only work, and possibly church, if there’s one nearby. People rise before the sun is up, work hard, go to bed early, and rest in church on Sunday. Little chance for much else to happen. Right?
So, why would keeping one little secret for over sixteen years be so important? What could possibly have happened that could change the lives of so many people, if the secret were to be revealed?
There are only three people alive that know the answer to that question. For now.
Sarah's Home - AMAZON
The story of those you came to know and love in Sarah's Song continues in rural Appalachia, Hurricane Hollow, Tennessee, in 1956!
After learning of the horrific abuse her adopted son endured during his childhood with nowhere to escape to, and then losing her best friend to more senseless violence, Millicent Thornton embarks on a journey to provide a safe haven for anyone that needs it. She builds Sarah's Home in honor of her late friend, bringing her dream to fruition, however, it isn't long before she realizes she has seriously underestimated the need of such a facility. Nor could she ever have imagined that her life and the lives of those closest to her would be turned upside down with the arrival of the first few occupants, and changed forevermore when the identity of another patient is learned!
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Thriller and Horror Books
It's a generation from now, and justice may be dead.
In a future America still recognizable as our own, the outbreak of a vampire virus becomes front-page news. An infected trial lawyer named Morgan Lorenz sues the corporation that tried to conceal the existence of the virus, claiming medical negligence on a massive scale.
Facing potential bankruptcy, the Benjamin Rush Health Initiative files a unique motion. They say Lorenz cannot sue, because he's no longer human. For him, and all vampires like him, the Constitution simply doesn't apply.
Infinity DeStard and her "Forced Protection" team are assigned to kill Lorenz before the case reaches the Supreme Court. It's hard to fake enthusiasm ever since her own infection, but she has no choice. If she breathes a word about her condition, her team will execute her.
In the face of injustice, how long can she lie to them... and herself?
Clayton is an interesting man with an even more interesting gift…the ability to talk to ghosts. But life wasn’t always so strange for Clay. After his older brother dies while saving him from drowning beneath the broken ice, 12-year-old Clayton York awakens to discover he can communicate with his brother’s spirit. His unique relationship with his ghost brother is a strange source of comfort to him as he grows up and learns to hone his gift.
His supernatural ability to see earthbound spirits makes life difficult, but actually living with them can be a real trial. Along with the unusual group of wise-cracking friends he now resides and works with as a detective in Las Vegas, NV, Clay must unravel a peculiar string of violent behavior and murders involving the occult. Can they figure out how to stop demons from destroying the world as they know it?
Racing against the clock to save humanity, Clay follows a path of self-discovery as he finds out what having true faith really means. Clayton is drawn into an unlikely alliance with non-corporeal friends, spirits, angels and priests destined to fight the powers of darkness before all Hell breaks loose.
The Patience of a Dead Man Kindle Edition
He just spent everything on a house in disrepair, but he didn’t know someone was waiting inside.
Tim Russell just put his last dollar on a handyman’s dream; a quaint but dilapidated farmhouse in New Hampshire. Newly single after a messy divorce, his plan is to live in the house as he restores it for resale. To his horror, as soon as the papers are signed and his work starts, ghosts begin to appear. A bone-white little boy. A woman covered in flies. Tim can’t afford to leave and lose it all, so he turns to his real estate agent Holly Burns to help him decide whether he has any shot at solving his haunted problem. Can they solve the mystery before he loses his investment…or maybe his life?
Dead Mall (Hidden Reaper Book 1) - AMAZON
Zac seems like a normal college student, but in reality, he is Zachariah the Clanless, elf and exile. He is one of the Hidden. He lives among humans, but he is not human.
Now someone has learned his secret, and he has been captured and swept into a cold war he never knew was being waged. He must escape before he becomes a casualty.
Your Turn to Die (A Jefferson Chene Mystery) - AMAZON
It was supposed to be a friendly round of paintball. But blood, not paint, covers Kyle Morrissey's body. Though admired by the public for his charity, the businessman was no choirboy. Could it be that more than one person wants him dead?
Sergeant Jefferson Chene and his detective squad catch the case. With two new faces on the team, he finds himself in the unfamiliar role as mentor. He is also cautiously beginning a relationship with Simone Bettencourt, the beautiful woman he met while pursuing a serial murderer.
Complicating the case are two retired gangsters, a fortune in jewels, and Detroit's history of organized crime. But the squad must utilize every resource available to catch a killer.
NNT-VISIONS The invisible enemy - AMAZON
Thriller and Suspense
Luc is a very successful policeman. After the birth of his children, his marriage is doomed to failure. The shared dream with his wife of having a loving family threatens to burst after becoming the leading investigator in the Berta case. After some promising traces, he made himself and his family the target of a powerful enemy with extraordinary tricks. The circumstances force Luc to neglect the ongoing investigation just to save his family.
Where There's a Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1 - AMAZON
Thriller - Police Procedural
The kidnapping of a child is every parent's worst nightmare, for the Keatings though it isn't a nightmare, it's a reality.
Inspector Stone is tasked with finding Alice Keating and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems, and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it's almost impossible.
Unbeknown to either Stone or Alice's parents, the kidnappers have more in mind than collecting a ransom. And when it turns out that the Russian Mafia might be involved in the kidnapping, things begin to spiral out of Stone's control.
Can Stone find Alice before the kidnappers make good on their threats? If not it won't just be Alice that becomes a victim to their deadly plans...
Patrick D. Kaiser is the author of Catch the Moment, Colors of the Heart, The Light Before We Land, and the newly released Crimson Minds. Having Asperger's Syndrome as well as Tourettes doesn't slow him down in the slightest. His work ethic and positive attitude are infectious according to those in his life. His positivity can especially be seen in his writing; despite using heavier subjects in his books, he addresses them with a light that's rarely found in fiction these days, resulting in a profound balance of entertaining and thought provoking content that tugs at the heart strings.
t's said humans use only 10% of our minds. But what if there are some who can use more? In modern day Chicago three gangs of psychic youth vie for power. Led by their Kings, each one seeking to control the city. Unfortunately for them, Daniel Cavanough has no interest in such matters. His only concern is to find the truth of his father and sister's murder. With The Black Dog sniffing around, and the mysterious Rose throwing her own hat in the ring, it may not be the wind blowing things about. Is it possible to change Crimson Minds?
Ghosted: She’s always there for you...until she vanishes Kindle Edition
Violet and Zoe are best friends, joined at the hip...until Zoe vanishes.
Meanwhile Violet struggles to juggle a new relationship and a demanding job as a midwife, where she meets a mum-to-be who faces her own unexpected challenges.
Who can Violet turn to, to help her to find out what lies behind Zoe’s mysterious disappearance?This is a story with twists and turns. A story of friendship. A story of trust.
Violet has been through more than her share of bad relationships. She’s worked hard to land her dream job as a midwife. Her best friend Zoe has been with her through thick and thin.
Zoe seems to have it all. She loves her job as a teacher. She gets all that time off for the holidays. She’s petite and gorgeous and she is married to Luke, who is dependable, attractive and pretty much perfect.
Things start to unravel when Zoe suddenly vanishes. Exactly when Violet needs her most…
Violet meets a mum-to-be who is facing catastrophe and chaos. How will Violet cope without Zoe? Who can help her to find out what has happened to her best friend?
This story contains suspense, drama, tension and a friendship between two characters that readers will root for every step of the way.
The Handlers: You Think You Know About Ghosts! But These Are Not Your Mother’s Ghosts! Kindle Edition
by Ormine Thompson
His wife wants to start a family. Hell wants him to do so too.
Saxon Draggo inherits a multi-billion dollar empire and a binding deal his ancestors’ sign with Satan.
According to the original document, handlers fall under sub-section X111 of the Heaven, Hell and Humans Agreement.
Handlers shall be of the bloodline of Minja Draggo. Hell or its agents shall not intrude upon a handler’s free will. It is upon Hell to furnish four agents, with the attributes and powers of its office, to serve the bloodline in the pursuance of evil until time immemorial. The charter protects the spouses of handlers until they produce heirs. After producing heirs or an heir, handlers and spouses’ longevity depend upon their evil activities for Hell.
Now Saxon is searching the world for ways to repeal the contract. He and his wife’s souls depend on his success.
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