The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Psychological:
Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming.
They're never the same ...
And neither are the people of Bardville.
Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy:
Book 1 - A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 - A Stranger to Love
Book 3 - The Rancher Meets His Match
A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart -- her family. Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. That's the easy part. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he's really in Wyoming.
If you like strong women and the men who love them, read A STRANGER TO LOVE, the second book in the acclaimed Bardville, Wyoming trilogy.
A Place Called Home Trilogy
Can they lift the curse that has haunted the ranch they love?
Book 1 – Lost and Found Groom
Book 2 – At the Heart’s Command
Book 3 – Hidden in a Heartbeat
“While following a story in distant Santa Estella, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner finds herself in the middle of a vicious hurricane ... and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks virtually no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby, a baby which Kendra fully expects to raise on her own, since her search for Matthew's father – who she only knows as Paulo Ayudor – is a fruitless one. Then, three years later, her "Paulo" shows up out of the blue at her home in Wyoming, speaking the perfect English of an American, and identifying himself as Daniel Delligati. He announces he's come for his son ... and for her." - (From a review by Karen Templeton)
Steve Brennus is a former special forces soldier whose family life and business have just collapsed in ruins. Things seem hopeless until he gets a call from a stranger asking for his help. The mysterious caller also claims to be able to help with the problems in his life and so Steve agrees to meet him. He has no idea that in doing so he will be plunged into a world of murder, intrigue and impossible abilities that will challenge his beliefs and test his strength to the limit. Because the caller’s name is Psimon, a frightened young man who also claims to be the world’s first true psychic.
Psimon has abilities that could change the world but first he must overcome one small problem. In five days he is going to die a horrible death at the hands of a serial killer known as Lucifer. And the only way he can avoid this terrible fate is if Steve kills him first.
With a small cast of engaging characters, blistering pace and a thoroughly evil villain, First And Only takes the reader on an unforgettable ride. From the intensity of the first scene to the dramatic and satisfying climax the story pauses just enough for readers to catch their breath.
‘Matt shivered at the odd mix of images. It was almost as if they had the copper’s nightmare to deal with - a child’s murder. Except this was no innocent child but a young woman, he would guess around twenty-two and with everything to live for. Though it was obvious she was a woman, the bows in her hair, her pink party dress and white ankle socks said she was a little girl.’
Detective Inspector Matt Turrell returns from honeymoon to face the most bizarre and dangerous case of his career after the body of a woman is found at a luxury spa near Stratford-upon-Avon. However, struggling within the confines of his new marriage, and haunted by a past mistake, Matt finds it difficult to concentrate.
Killer, Clive Draper, is a clever, ambiguous character whose motives and personality is not beyond empathy. Empowered by his first kill, Clive uses his charm to draw further victims into his net. Seeing Matt as his mortal enemy, he uses his charisma to lure Matt’s new wife into his snare.
With the danger coming ever closer to home, Matt finds himself drawn into a deadly duel, where he must put his own life on the line and where the stakes have never been higher.
Urge to Kill is the first in a series of novels featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police. It is a rich psychological thriller with great character development of both the detective and the serial killer. The reader quickly becomes engaged in the epic battle between the two men. The book is set within the historic district of Stratford-upon-Avon.
A father’s secret. A mother’s lie. A family mystery.
An unexpected phone call – and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name?
Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. With her identity called into question, Nina uncovers a shocking crime. But what, exactly, happened in the attic room, all those years ago? The answer could lie close to home.
The arrival of her ten-year-old daughter compounds Nina’s problems, but her tormentor strikes before she can react. Searching for the truth about the Moore family puts both Nina and her child into grave danger.
“A blistering and breathless psychological thriller guaranteed to hold you captive...” (Bestthrillers.com)
City girl Amy seems to have it all—the high-flying job, the designer wardrobe, a beautiful home. But beneath the successful façade, Amy has secrets she’d rather her bully-boy boss Ed didn’t discover—like her troubled past and the little voice she hears in her head…
When a junior colleague is murdered, Amy’s fragile equilibrium is shattered. She suspects a client’s fraud links Ed to the killing, but is her paranoia working overtime?
As Ed tries to discredit her, Amy fears for her job, her sanity and her life. But she’s a tough professional, not a quitter, and somehow she must find a way to fight back...
Concealment is the second novel of British author Rose Edmunds. It’s a dark psychological thriller set in the cut-throat environment of the City of London, in which a high-flying executive struggles to expose the truth about fraud and murder in a toxic, corrupt workplace. At its heart, this is the story of one woman's struggle against her own insecurities - a universal theme.
Praise for Concealment:
“Concealment is brilliant thriller set in the cut-throat world of high finance.” (Scatterbooker blog)
“What makes this novel special is the way the author illuminates Amy’s deteriorating mindset”. (A Woman’s Wisdom blog)
“The psychological harassment handed out to the lead character made me weep it was so realistically portrayed” (Senior HR professional)
“Amy's own descent into psychological hell is fabulously well done, and I found the parts that looked back into her childhood absolutely fascinating”. (Terry Tyler book blog)
“There is treachery and confusion in a story I couldn’t put down!” (Lost in a book blog)
“Edmunds plays on Amy’s vulnerabilities like a master violinist” (Bestthrillers.com)
LIFE THROUGH A DEAD WOMAN'S EYES
“With so many supernatural tales on the shelves it’s hard to find something genuinely original yet Beyond Death fits the description well, with author Deb McEwan bringing a distinctive new voice to this ever popular genre.” Book Viral
What really happens when we die? Claire Sylvester is about to find out.
In her strange new world Claire watches the secret lives of those she loves unravel, while deciding who deserves to be saved.
And more than she knows depends on her actions, and those of her unlikely partner.
‘Beyond Death’, a fast-paced paranormal thriller of life, death, deceit and danger.
"Ken thought he was having a nightmare. He felt fingers prodding him and he couldn’t breathe. The fingers turned to fully formed hands and they multiplied as he watched in fascination as their prodding became more urgent and they started to pull and poke at his body. It took him a while to realise he wasn’t sleeping.
The cold realisation that the pain in his chest had killed him hit like a punch in the guts. He would have been furious had he not been so frightened. Ken tried to compose himself and waited for the beckoning white light that he knew must surely come. But the scabby, gnarled and bloody hands started dragging him downwards. To add to his fear he looked around and saw a number of faces closing in; some tortuous, some smiling, but all gruesome. The hands pulled him further down and the faces taunted him.
He screamed but no one came to help."
‘Whoever did this wanted to make very sure no one lived to tell the tale.’
Money, murder and love on the high seas
In the world of international shipping, the rules are blurred and the oceans lawless
When instinct tells maritime claims investigator Angus McKinnon that a wave of frauds must be connected, he thinks it’s just business as usual. Instead, he uncovers a ruthless conspiracy born of greed and the lust for power.
As he starts to unravel a trail leading from the post-Soviet drabness of a Black Sea port to a sweltering anchorage in the Gulf of Thailand, a devastating explosion in the Indian Ocean changes everything.
Facing down terrifying childhood memories, torn between two very different women and doubting old friends, McKinnon must navigate a precarious path between secretive government agencies, shady syndicates and avaricious crime lords towards an unpredictable endgame.
Gambling everything on his faith in one man, can McKinnon beat the odds and come out on top?
A gripping page-turner, Sea of Gold draws the reader into a world of extremes, the casual affluence of the super-rich contrasting with the dignified poverty of the desperate. Meanwhile, McKinnon’s two loves – the enigmatic Claire and his devoted, long-term lover, Eleni, vie for his attention.
This debut thriller from Nick Elliott is packed with intrigue – if you love your action spiced with suspense, make Sea of Gold your next read.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SEA OF GOLD
"Elliott ticks all the boxes in this fast-paced yarn, with a keen eye for descriptive detail and solidly drawn characters. The first-person narrative, complete with ironic asides, is the perfect vehicle for a thoughtful and witty style that draws us swiftly into the shoes of its protagonist, a credible and consistent character."
"The sense of place is utterly authentic. We are taken to far-flung locations - some exotic, some seedy - by an author who has not just visited them but has lived and worked in these places. Nick Elliott has an effortless elegance in his writing, and an ability to create characters who feel real. The story zips along at a fine pace, and the result is a gripping and immersive thriller."
"Angus is good company as he unravels a very twisty plot and discovers an unexpected level of determination (stubbornness?) in getting to the bottom of the mystery and catching the villains, all the while trying to be loyal to his fiery Greek girlfriend while fighting his attraction to a woman from his past."
A Place Called Home series ...
Far Hills Ranch has been the Suslands’ beloved Wyoming home for more than a century. But with it has come the legend of a family curse. Now, according to the legend, the current far-flung Suslands are the last with a chance to lift the curse . . . whether they believe in it or not.
To fulfill the legend’s demands, these cousins must face personal challenges and risk their hearts, all for the sake of . . . A Place Called Home.
Book 1: Lost and Found Groom
"While following a story in distant Santa Estella, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner finds herself in the middle of a vicious hurricane. . .and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks virtually no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby, a baby which Kendra fully expects to raise on her own, since her search for Matthew's father - who she only knows as Paulo Ayudor - is a fruitless one. Then, three years later, her "Paulo" shows up out of the blue at her home in Wyoming, speaking the perfect English of an American, and identifying himself as Daniel Delligati. He announces he's come for his baby son. . .and for her." -- (From an Amazon review by Karen Templeton)
Book 2: At the Heart's Command
Colonel John Griffin Jr. is a good and honorable soldier, determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair at all costs – especially from himself. Once, he’d rejected a young Ellyn’s advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his best friend. Then, he became a member of the family, godfather to her children.
But now Ellyn is a widow, back in Far Hills, Wyoming with her two young children, and having a tough time. And no matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty. To the Army – and to help Ellyn and her children, while ignoring that he has never stopped wanting her.
Book 3: Hidden in a Heartbeat
Rebecca Dahlgren comes to Far Hills Ranch hoping for answers to her unknown heritage. But from the first moment, she finds foreman Luke Chandler hard to miss. The sexy cowboy with the sleepy eyes that aren't interested in sleeping means just the sort of trouble her patrician grandmother has always warned about.
Luke has his own reasons for wanting to steer clear of anything like commitment. But the secrets behind Rebecca’s dark eyes keep luring him on … even if it means baring his own heart.
Read the entire contemporary western series in this boxed set -- at a discount over buying the books individually!
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2288 A.D. is the 2nd book of the #1 BEST SELLING, 'The Ashlyn Chronicles' series. The first novel 2287 A.D., is a Kindle ALL-STAR (TOP 100 AMAZON BOOK) that has SOLD over 100,000 copies in its first year.
As a thank you, you will RECEIVE (2) FREE 2288 A.D. COLLECTORS ITEMS: An HD copy of the cover featuring Ashlyn AND the original, more risque cover that Amazon wouldn't allow us to use - done by World Class Illustrator, Claudio Aboy. To get them, simply visit: 2287AD.com.
And while 2288 A.D. can be read as a stand alone novel, we strongly, repeat STRONGLY recommend you first read Book 1, 2287 A.D. It is where the characters are first introduced and there is much to be learned about the far reaching arc of the story line and why they make the choices they do.
*PLEASE NOTE: All books in the series contain sensual content and playful adult banter AND are set in 'alien uplift' version of creation. We recommend that people with strong religious beliefs or those that are offended by adult content between consenting adults should not buy this book.
AND NOW, THE FUN STUFF (SYNOPSIS):
Without wanting to give away spoilers...2288 A.D. starts where the first novel ends. It will take Ashlyn and Steven back in time almost 7,000 years. This is where the secret that Ashlyn holds, is revealed. It will lead them on an incredible journey of time travel through strange new worlds, against an evil darkness that threatens to erase their future and all mankind from existence.
Like 2287 A.D., ... 2288 A.D. is packed full of action and adventure. Personally, we hate a 3 page description of how a star-drive engine operates. We hope that you too will enjoy a story that moves quickly.
OUR THANKS TO: Zechariah Sitchin, the Ancient Aliens show on History Channel, Erich von Daniken, Richard C. Hoagland, Gerald Clark and George Noory. Thank you for brightening the darkness and providing us with the backdrop for our heroes.
Who did it?
Someone bombed New York. In a near miss on Washington a second city has been destroyed. Is it militant Muslims? White Separatists? Russia? China? North Korea? Or the worst serial killer of all time—not taking one life or even twenty, but four million?
No One Knows.
Lost religious texts appear. Entire faiths are rocked to their foundations. Well-known, highly-respected clerics thought to have been killed by the New York and Virginia City bombs are being kidnapped. . .
For two brothers Franklin and Everon, the loss, the motivation, is very personal.
While Everon’s team struggles to restore a power system devastated by the bombs’ EMP, Franklin works to restore the personal power of individuals in his emotionally distraught congregation, and those behind the bombs begin to reveal themselves. As clues come fast and furious, the brothers’ own lives become imperiled when the bombers’ sights are set on them.
2013 International Book Awards Finalist
2013 Grace Awards Finalist
2013 Selah Awards Finalist
2013 Readers' Favorite Finalist
2014 Book Goodies Best Cover Contest Winner YA category
The Door is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a Christian "coming-of-age" story. A curse put on Shale Snyder, because of a secret, shrouds her with insecurity and fear. Following suspension from school, Shale's best friend isn't allowed to see her anymore and she feels abandoned by her family.
When a stray dog befriends her, she follows it into the woods. There she discovers a door that leads to another world--a garden with talking animals, demonic underlings, forbidden love, and a king unlike any other. Can Shale overcome her past, defeat the underlings, and embrace her eternal destiny?
New Book Cracks Code — The Secret Behind Our Perceptions Finally Revealed. . . and More!
Is it okay to fantasize during sex? When should you follow your intuition and gut feelings? How do the most successful salespeople and marketers magnetically attract more customers and business? Why do we gravitate to products endorsed by celebrities? Why do some people pay $100 for a cup of “cat poop coffee”? Why are some athletes perpetual winners and others losers? Why do some people see Jesus on a Cheeto? Exploring the brain’s ability to interpret and make sense of the world, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler describes how your perception can be reality or fantasy and how to separate the two, which is the basis of improving your Perceptual Intelligence (PI). With concrete science-based examples, and case studies, Dr. Brian (as he’s known to his patients) explains why our senses do not always match reality and how understanding this can improve decision-making in your life.
Fine-tuning your PI elevates your game so you can have what you want in life: a better job, better relationships, better sex, more success, more happiness. Without the information in this book, you will have a hard time achieving these things because you will keep repeating the same patterns. By reading Perceptual Intelligence you elevate potential success in every area of your life. And there is an amazing chapter on sex! Do get it now!
Rachel's mouth sagged. "You mean you're really a monk? But how's that possible? You're not even wearing a robe, and your hair..."
He simply smiled.
A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren's heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!
Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment--to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan--takes a startling, and dangerous, turn.
Faced with a monk's dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.
Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members. Time is running out as the prophecy's day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?
Buried Threads has received the following awards: 2014 Reader Views Readers Choice Awards - 1st Place for Romance; 2014 Pacific Book Awards - 1st Place Adventure Category; 2014 Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media's Great Beginnings Contest - 1st Place Paranormal Mystery; 2013 Chanticleer Clue Awards - 1st Place Steamy/Action/Thriller; 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards - Finalist, Best Cover Design; 2014 eLit Awards - 1st Place Mystery/Suspense/Thriller; 2014 eLit Awards - 2nd Place for Best Book Trailer; 2014 Global Ebook Awards - Gold Medal (1st Place) in the New Adult Fiction Category & Bronze Medal (3rd Place) in the Best Book Trailer Category; 2014 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal in the Fiction - Adventure Category.
Meet Emma Grayson, heroine of The Grayson Trilogy, a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories.
'The gun continued to be levelled at me. “Answer it...but don’t tell him I’m here or he’ll get to listen to you die.” That concentrated my mind considerably, and as I reached for my phone I came up with a plan...’
Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert for a job through her door which leads her to the Melton Estate. Despite her desire for a solitary existence she finds herself discovering a life she could never have imagined, challenging her independence, her fears and her resistance to love.
PLEASE NOTE: The Paperback, printed edition of this book is available ONLY from the author's personal website: www.vigaboland.com
"NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER" won a GOLD MEDAL in the 2014 Readers Favorite Book Awards.
Trapped in a web of deceit & confusion spun by her father from the age of 11, the author shares her true story of incest in the hopes that by coming out from under years of sexual abuse, other victims will be encouraged to do the same. This is an important, no-holds-barred book complete with graphic scenes and language because "that’s the way it happened and that’s how it must be told. Victims’own voices are the best weapons against child sexual abuse." This 291-page story comes with a "trigger warning advisory" as it details the mental, physical and sexual abuse inflicted on the author by her biological father. Victims of similar abuse need to realize this story could cause flashbacks of their own as they identify with scenes and language that mirror their own experiences. Those who have never suffered sexual abuse may be shocked by what the author's father put her through and the utter control he had of all areas of her life until she finally got away.
This book will frighten and enlighten readers as to what goes on behind the closed doors of too many homes and is rarely talked about or acknowledged, or worse yet, is even denied by family members who know it is going on.
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?
1) Those who truly care about children’s welfare and wants to know the truth about what can and does go on in thousands of families worldwide. These readers want to understand how incest affects children as they grow into adulthood and what the long-lasting effects of incest can be like.
2) Those who are in denial and refuse to believe this kind of child sexual abuse actually occurs at the hands of fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles and other close family relatives
WHO SHOULDN’T READ THIS BOOK?
1) Those who think incest is an acceptable and enjoyable activity between family members
2) Those who think this is another “Fifty Shades of Gray” and are looking for sexual stimulation via books
3) Those who are still very raw in their own healing and recovery from incest and could be easily triggered by the graphic scenes and language
4) Those victims looking for a book on healing or how to recover from childhood sexual abuse. This is a story only. Those seeking help in healing should consult a therapist, join a self-help group or purchase one of the many excellent books available for healing purposes, such as THE COURAGE TO HEAL
NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER contains actual photos from the family archives and is enhanced with poems by the author set against beautiful colour graphics. Reviewers have called this book "honestly unforgettable", and more than one reader has said "I couldn't put the book down!" Read NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER and find out why one reviewer said "Viga makes me believe survival is possible for any injustice that we experience in our life. What a great read!"
A hidden treasure under the sea reunites ex-lovers desperate to save the ones they value most in Kaylin McFarren's award-winning romantic suspense novel, Severed Threads.
Believing herself responsible for her father's fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist Trident Ventures with the recovery of a priceless relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating - especially after discovering her former love interest is involved.
But Rachel soon realizes she has no choice when a drug-dealing gangster kidnaps her brother and demands two million dollars for his safe return. In order to rescue him and gain control over her life, she must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also steal the Heart of the Dragon out from under Chase Cohen - the same cursed relic that is holding the museum director's life in peril.
With three lives now on the line, including her own, Rachel must relive the circumstances that lead to her father's death. Will she gain Chase's trust and recover the Mai Le treasure in time or will they both die trying?
Severed Threads has received the following awards: 2014 IPPY Awards, Bronze Medalist - Best Mystery/Thriller Ebook; 2013 Wise Bear Book Silver Awards - Women's Fiction, Romance Suspense, Romance Contemporary; 2013 New York Book Festival - Suspense, First Runner-up; 2013 Book Boost's First Annual Shooting Star Contest - 2nd Place; 2012 Ignite the Flame contest - 2nd Place; 2012 Sharp Writ Book Award - 2nd Place, Mystery/Suspense; 2012 Books & Authors Romance Book of the Year Award; 2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Contest - 2nd place; 2012 AKRWA's best Break-up contest - 1st Place; 2012 Central Ohio Fiction Writers' Ignite the Flame Contest - 2nd Place; 2009 Great Beginnings Contest - 1st Place; 2009 Melody of Love Contest - 1st Place; Shelf Unbound Notable Book in the category of page-turners - 2014
Doctor Christopher Ravello is driven by an unquenchable desire to avenge his mother's senseless murder. He forsakes a lucrative career in medicine, and plunges headlong into the brutal, unforgiving world of a New York City homicide detective. Head of the new Division of Medical Crimes, Ravello's first case pits him against a brilliant, sadistic serial killer. Known only as The Giver, he is hell bent on subjecting young women and their unborn babies to his illicit experiments. As the body count rises, New York City is engulfed in fear. Fighting an illness which threatens his job, immersed in turmoil at home due to his radical career change, Ravello struggles to understand who The Giver is and where he will strike next. Just as he discovers the killer's identity the unspeakable happens, and Ravello is confronted with an agonizing choice: will he play it safe or make the ultimate sacrifice to save his loved ones and the city he is sworn to protect and serve?
Horror swept through her. Had she been buried alive?
On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be.
Someone is lying, someone is stealing. And someone is killing – but who? With a grieving child to take care of, as well as Mim, Sarah has to put family first. She doesn’t see where danger lies – until it’s too late.
If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again.
...he moved closer and slowly ran the point of his blade along my jaw line as he spoke softly, intimately, to me.
“So, you are Trent’s woman. Now that is very...appealing.” I glared back at him silently.
There are testing times ahead for Grayson and Trent as trouble threatens Melton Manor. When an attack is made against those on the estate, Grayson gets caught in the middle finding herself and those around her in terrible danger. Terrified when she thinks tragedy has struck again she fights to protect those she now views as family and, suffering bloodshed and pain, confronts her fears – both brought by the enemy and by the one she loves.
Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.
Faye's heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he's taken his own life. Faye is left wondering how to move forward, and whether or not Ethan will let her down again.
And when she tells her friends, the news ripples through their lives too.
Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage - and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind. Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend with supporting her friends and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack's death has hit Beth the hardest - even though she never met him. Is she about to take her own life too?
While the four friends take it in turns to explain what happens after Jack's suicide, third-person flashbacks are skillfully interwoven to add a real richness and depth to this heart-wrenching story.
*Perfect for fans of Maggie O'Farrell, Elizabeth Strout, Patrick McGrath and Nathan Filer.*
Praise for The Second Cup
"Emotionally challenging and highly original, The Second Cup proves a powerful debut for Graye and a hard book to put down." - Book Viral
"Graye takes an intense situation and instead of shying away from it, she strips away the bandage so we can see the raw, oozing wound." - Princess of the Light
"Tragically woven into the plot is the intense depiction of life’s struggles: love lost, divorce, adoption, suicide, bullying, mental illness and disease. Graye takes you into the minds and souls of her characters." - Cheryl, Readers' Favorite
"I couldn’t put it down - the story is that enthralling." - Circle of Books
“For what seems like a relatively simple story, there were a lot of insights into mental health, self-confidence and the insecurities people have in everyday life." - Online Book Club
"It's really well written making it an emotional page turner. Be warned though it's not an easy read due to the main topics being depression and suicide." - Heidi, Goodreads
A senseless assault. An agonizing, life-threatening decision. In the moment of truth, with countless lives at stake, how can justice hope to prevail?
New York City trauma surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ravello, has it all. A breathtaking, vivacious wife. Lovely children. Life-saving work, and a beautiful home in one of the City's most coveted neighborhoods.
But in an instant, Chris' world is shattered.
The brutal and senseless assault of his mother, Jacqueline, leaves her barely alive. Consumed with anguish and fear, battling time and circumstances, Chris' search for a life-saving treatment leads to an agonizing decision and takes him down a path of no return.
In the wake of his mother’s assault, Chris and life-long friend, Detective Kevin Kennedy, risk their lives and livelihoods tracking down Jacqueline’s attacker.
When Ravello, driven by an all-consuming rage, at last comes face-to-face with his mother's assailant, every fiber of his being calls out for vengeance. In the moment of truth, with so much at stake for he and his family, what will Chris choose?
If you cheat a man out of his future, be prepared to pay the price. Vengeance is not only the province of the Lord. Last Straw tells the story of such a man; tough, resourceful Thomas Pickering, robbed of his future by unscrupulous financiers and betrayed by an unfaithful wife, who finally snaps. He makes it his mission to punish those who wronged him in very creative and ugly ways. He finds he is quite good at dispensing his brand of justice, and begins to enjoy the game. Mike Kingman and Tess Brogan, two young police officers, themselves embroiled in an escalating affair and each hiding a secret of their own, are assigned to investigate his crimes and discover enough evidence to arrest and convict him. In the human chess game they are playing, Pickering has the advantage. They have rules to follow; he does not! From the Berkeley hills to the Ghost Fleet of ships lying at anchor in Suisun Bay, to the towering Campanile in the center of the University of California campus, Pickering leaves behind a trail of mayhem and murder, but no evidence. He is always one step ahead of his pursuers, in a race that tests his considerable intellect and skill, and challenges the resourcefulness and the relationship of the two young officers
Time hasn't dimmed their bone-deep passion . . .
Ten years ago, Kalli left her rodeo bull-rider husband, Walker Riley, unable to bear her terrible fear for him. Or the fear that she might love him too much.
But passion wasn't enough to overcome fear a decade ago . . .
Walker faces down charging bulls every day, but working with Kalli for a summer as they try to save the Wyoming rodeo that means so much to their beloved mutual mentor, just might break him.
Can the present carry them past the fears and broken trust ... to a future together again?
Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession of his part in her mother's death. While racing home, Kate's car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an expected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.
Flaherty's Crossing has received the following awards, among many others: 2013 Wise Bear Book Silver Award - Best in Fiction, Contemporary Romance; 2012 Books & Authors Romance Book of the Year Award; 2010 Publisher's Award of Excellence; Finalist - 2008 RWA Golden Heart®, Romantic Elements; 1st place - 2007 Cleveland Rocks, Mainstream; 1st place - 2007 Gateway to the Best, Single Title; 1st place - 2007 Beacon, Unpublished Women's Fiction; 1st place - 2007 Golden Acorn (Charter Oak Romance Writers), Romantic Elements; 1st place - 2007 Hook, Line & Sinker; 1st place - 2007 Hot Prospects, Women's Fiction: 2nd place - 2007 Golden Rose, Mainstream; 2nd place - 2007 Touch of Magic, Mainstream; 2nd place - 2007 Where the Magic Begins, Women's Fiction
A disappearance. A sudden death. A betrayal of the worst kind.
Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage. A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won’t lose the person she loves most of all.
Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation.
And in the middle of it all, a little girl is looking for a home of her own with a ‘forever’ mummy and daddy…
How well do you know your own family? And who can you trust?
A reflection of events that happened to a young man in his mid-twenties over numerous visits to Thailand between 1996 and 2002. A path towards self discovery and the discovery of his surroundings, with many comical events and complicated relationships that finds our man becoming quite close to insanity. A mature read as the awareness of sexuality of himself and others becomes apparent. A transformation from a nice young man as his eyes are forced open to see and experience some unbelievable episodes. My accounts as I recall all of the things that happened to me between these dates.
Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy:
Book 1 - A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 - A Stranger to Love
Book 3 - The Rancher Meets His Match
Jessa met Cully Grainger through mutual friends. He made his interest clear. She turned him away. But now he's returned to tiny Bardville, Wyoming in the heart of cowboy country, bringing his teenage nephew with him, and testing her resolve.
She's been a stranger to love for so long ... Now, because she will not abandon a boy who is both trouble and troubled, she's tied to this intense, stubborn man who arouses her in ways she's never known ... and who could break her completely.
Can she take the risk of finding a stranger to love?
There are tough times ahead for Emma Grayson in the final part of these mysterious and romantic adventure stories as she struggles to move on from her old life.
‘Vaguely aware of the tremor in my hand I ran my fingers up through the thick locks of his dark hair. Fear clutched at my heart as I sensed the icy tendrils of grief reaching for me once more.’
As the overseas action steps up a gear for Trent, Emma has her own challenges to face. Loyalties are tested and vengeance sought when she attracts interest from an unwelcome source.
Because someone is coming. Someone who has Emma in their sights.
Someone who will turn her life upside down... forever.
Desert Chimera, the first book in the Stone Quest Series, introduces the reader to recluse, tracker, and reluctant twenty-eight year old psychic visionary Luke Stone and to his paranormal universe. Luke has been sequestered in the serene woods of Northern Michigan under the tutelage of Cherokee guide Shadow Wolf. When the shaman suddenly dies, Luke flees on a desperate cross-country quest that takes him to the heart of Death Valley.There, Luke is assaulted by terrifying visions of the apocalypse. While praying in agony for release, a shimmering specter arises from the sands to stand beside him. But this is not the one Luke has sought. Instead, this is the One from whom Luke had escaped seven long years ago, the black magician and his arch nemesis Armand Jacobi.
Torrential rains flood; rivers of mud flow. Luke is forsaken. But deep within the cacophony of the storm, Luke hears a voice calling. Following the call, Luke stumbles out of the wilderness and into Eppie Falco’s Desert Inn and Café.
Gathered here also seeking shelter from the storm are an array of fellow travelers. However, upon a clap of thunder and a burst of lightning, the café door swings open and Armand Jacobi, the charismatic black magician Luke had seen as the vision in the desert in the desert and the man from whom he had run now stands before him in the flesh.
Among the travelers whom Armand eventually takes hostage in his struggle with Luke is Consuelo Arroyo, a woman whose life Armand threatens, a woman with whom Luke is falling in love, something he'd never thought would be possible for him.
As Luke’s battle with Armand heightens, Luke is confronted with the full horrors of his past. The battle that rages will culminate in either Luke’s final destruction or his ultimate redemption.
Viga Boland, author of the Gold Medal winning book, "No Tears for my Father" was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her biological father for 14 years. She told no-one, including her husband, about the abuse until she was 65.
When true love afforded her a chance to escape her father, despite flashbacks and insecurities, she relied on the strengths born of her struggles and pain to embrace her new life. However, in keeping silent about the abuse for over 40 years of marriage, Viga indirectly also made her husband a victim of her narcissistic father. Yet, her husband stood strong beside her all the way: that's true love.
"Learning to Love Myself" is a memoir of rebirth and recovery from abuse. The reader will see how abuse continues to interfere with everyday living, decision-making, and healing. But at the same time, the reader will confirm the oft-spoken adage: through love, all things are possible and that without loving oneself, we cannot love others, making full healing impossible.
A Place Called Home Trilogy
Book 1 - Lost and Found Groom
Book 2 - At the Heart's Command
Book 3 - Hidden in a Heartbeat
Colonel John Griffin Jr. is the best kind of military man. He's a good and honorable soldier who's determined to protect Ellyn Sinclair at all costs - especially from himself.
Once, he'd rejected a young Ellyn's advances, because he could not give her the life she deserved. Instead, Grif stood up as best man when Ellyn married his best friend. Then, he became a member of the family, godfather to her children.
But now Ellyn is a widow, back in Far Hills, Wyoming, living on his family's ranch there with her two young children, and having a tough time. And no matter what it costs him, Grif will do his duty - help Ellyn and her children, while ignoring that he has never stopped wanting her.
Now the Army's sending him back to the western life he knew as a boy, the world of cowboys and cattle on Far Hills Ranch ... and back to the love he knew as a boy. But how can he even be dreaming of second chances, when they should have no chance at all.
Secrets. Lies. Murder?
Eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents are always fighting, and Grandma Vee is sick. And someone nearby has a death wish – but Joya doesn’t know that yet.
Next door, Leo is realising that going into business with Eleanor was the worst mistake ever. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter Ashley has good reason to hate her mother, too. The atmosphere is toxic, and old wounds refuse to heal.
Soon these two families will collide, and the consequences might just be fatal…
If you love psychological suspense novels Death Wish, is a book you won't be able to put down. Linda Huber is the best-selling author of Baby Dear.
After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs wild in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such heinous acts? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? The action takes place in Jersey, Cornwall, Manchester, London and other places not of this world. Set in 2015, Random Bullets is a crime thriller with a paranormal twist.
If I tell you that I was disinherited by my crazy father, you might understand why I feel a degree of sympathy for Edward. I was interviewed in February 2016 by two BBC Radio 4 producers as part of their Analysis programme on the subject of Inheritance. They’d heard that my book, Random Bullets, deals with the subject of disinheritance and its aftermath.
"Action-packed, thought-provoking, a real ride. I couldn't put it down," "crime with a twist," "An insightful look behind the many faces we wear, and how burning resentments can take you into madness and murder," "Kinetic... really zips along at a pace, I was really drawn in" are just a few of the reader reviews that Random Bullets has received.
Random Bullets is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook editions.
Strange though it may sound, cancer can lead us to a deeper experience of joy and inner peace, this book asserts. Praised by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp as "a brief, exceptionally rewarding book," The Upside of Cancer offers hope and courage to cancer patients and their families and anyone facing a major trauma.
The author was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in 2013 at age 81. With insights and stories from his own life, he shows you how to turn anxiety into joy as you tap into your inner courage, find peace and solace in stillness, and listen to the wisdom of your own heart.
This book will help you:
Face the fear of death
Find inner peace
Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy:
Book 1 - A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 - A Stranger to Love
Book 3 - The Rancher Meets His Match.
For his teenage son, Wyoming rancher Dax will do anything - even become a role model in the dating department. Enter the perfect stranger: an Easterner, visiting for just two weeks. But soon Hannah, no longer a stranger, becomes the greatest danger of all to a stubbornly solitary heart.
Finalist for Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Award
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If you like strong women and the men who love them, read THE RANCHER MEETS HIS MATCH to wrap up the Bardville, Wyoming trilogy
Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy:
Book 1 - A Stranger in the Family
Book 2 - A Stranger to Love
Book 3 - The Rancher Meets His Match.
Holiday for The Hostile, the second book in The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. It can be read as a stand-alone. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? A gripping paranormal crime thriller with a splash of horror. Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
The Hostile is a contemporary thriller with a heavy sprinkling of paranormal and fantasy. In a rundown area of Manchester inside a decrepit bathroom in a small terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates young Serena's life with disastrous effects. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life, but threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those people who for some reason have earned the strange girl's displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you'll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again. Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
Gratitude for Happiness: How to exercise your gratitude muscles
This book is written to be used at any stage of your gratitude journey.
Our gratitude muscles are like any muscle in that if they haven’t been used for a while they may need warming up.
This book provides you a process to help you flex those muscles and build a gratitude habit of building on your happiness.
The issue that most of us have is that we focus more on what we haven’t got than what we have got. In a difficult financial climate, it can seem that we are struggling and have little to be grateful for.
The sixty sections and over four hundred and ninety genuine gratitude statements provided here cover a wide spectrum of your life, including finance, relationships, and even basic shelter.
In order to obtain the most benefits from Gratitude, you should express emotions for the things that you are grateful for.
Just reading a book isn’t going to provide you the benefits you seek so this book provides you an exercise at the end of each section.
Whether prefer to progress steadily or are a binge reading type of person, this book suggests three optional timeframes to develop your habit.
It is widely accepted that gratitude is one of the secret sauces that successful people use regularly for their happiness.
Read this book, work through the exercises, express your emotions for even the smallest gratitude’s and you’ll be amazed by the results.
On one of those magically white winters nights, my mother took me in her arms and shut the doors behind her.
We left my drunken father in the name of a better life. And the name of that better life was Tom, a local gangster with the face of the devil himself.
The next thing I saw was my mother’s bloody face bashed into the ground and teeth scattered around her lifeless body.
I looked at him and thought to myself - PLEASE, DON'T KILL ME.
"The intensity, the drama and harsh reality will leave you gasping."
This story has haunted me all of my life, through the daily flashbacks and nightmares.
It has taken me some time to build up the courage to let this story out of my heart.
And now, with every single word I can live free.
- Karolina -
Miracles and Millions - Book 2
Two minds, two bodies, two hearts, one soul.
Colour picks up where Avarice left off, and continues the story of Dorothy Lyle's great adventure as a psychic woman whose fortunes have changed overnight. She is back, and she is brasher and sassier than ever. With a new-found wealth that allows her to holiday in Rome like a celebrity, while gambling away enough cash to feed a small Central American country. She is having fun, living life on the edge and to the full, determined to enjoy her status as a woman of wealth and leisure. And she’s doing it in style.
HUMOUR, MORE CRAZY VISIONS AND A MYSTIC MAN!
But when Dorothy decides to treat herself to a tarot card reading one day, she is stunned to hear the medium’s prediction for her future. Why would someone want to hurt her? What could she possibly have done to make such an enemy?
Dorothy tries her best to ignore the portent, but she cannot get the words of the mystic out of her head and they continue to haunt her, lurking in the deepest recesses of her mind. And when the spiteful text messages and malevolent phone calls begin, the words of foreboding return to her and she begins to question her very sanity.
She begins to wonder if there is some truth to the warning after all. Is it possible that betrayal and catastrophe are lying in wait, ready to destroy her new life before she can fully enjoy it, or blow all the cash?
Miracles & Millions - A Story of Gratitude. Be prepared for IRISH MAMMIES, THE COMPLETE AND UTTER ABSENCE OF VAMPIRES - HOT OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROFANITY - IRISH STYLE.
Colour is not a standalone novel.Check out the boxed set of 1-3 which is now available.
LIFE THROUGH A DEAD WOMAN'S EYES
Reviewed By Taylor Wade for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars!
"Beyond Life is an incredibly humorous story about the afterlife. The characters are extremely realistic and engaging. McEwan did a wonderful job of creating real characters that I fell in love with, cried with, and laughed with like they were real people. I can't wait to see what happens to Claire and her friends in future installments. Beyond Life is funny, interesting, thought provoking and a little dark and scary, which makes it a truly fantastic read. McEwan writes with an excellent sensitivity to her characters and readers. McEwan has an incredible imagination and sense of humor that takes this story to the next level and won't disappoint those who pick it up."
What really happens when we die?
Initially devastated by her own death, Claire Sylvester has learnt to come to terms with her existence in the strange, mysterious world of the Afterlife.
What she hasn’t been able to accept is that her stepsister’s kidnapper is still at large and too close for comfort to her family and friends.
Will Claire discover her special talents in time to avert a family disaster?
With unearthly intervention will the lives of the innocents be saved?
And will Claire ever find true peace and happiness in the constant battle of good against evil?
‘Beyond Life’, a fast-paced paranormal thriller of life, death, deceit and danger - the compelling sequel to ‘Beyond Death’.
Middle-aged, married man with three children, Pete Dawson, an East London pawnbroker, finds himself living a predictable and quite often boring life.
Over time, an opportunity for change arises when his young work colleague, Sabrina becomes the object of his affection. It is a feeling which is clearly mutual.
But Pete starts to realise something is not quite as it should be...
Baby Dear: a gripping psychological thrillerCaro and Jeff Horne seem to have it all until they learn that Jeff is infertile. Caro married Jeff because her biggest wish was to be a mother, and he had the means to give their children a better life than she’d had. Jeff, who is besotted with Caro, is terrified he will lose her now they can’t have a baby.Across town, Sharon is eight months pregnant and unsure if she really wants to be a mother. Soon her world will collide with Jeff’s. He wants to keep Caro happy and decides that getting a baby is the only way. Then Caro is accidently drawn into an underworld of drugs…Meanwhile, Jeff is increasingly desperate to find a baby – but what lengths is he prepared to go to?Is Sharon in danger, and will Caro ever have the family she’s always dreamed of?
The Seventh Dimension Award-Winning Series continues in "The Castle."
Haunted by a recurring dream of his missing father in a mysterious castle, 17-year-old Daniel is captured by the Romans and finds asylum in the Temple. There he discovers a scroll that reveals his future concerning a wager between good and evil.
But the stakes are raised when he witnesses the trial and crucifixion of Yeshua. The convergence of time with supernatural events creates a suspenseful ending and leads to the fourth book in the Seventh Dimension Series, The City.
To Wyoming ranch foreman Tucker Gates, the only good owner for the Double Bar X was an absentee one. That's how it had been for ten years. And then came divorcee Jenny Peters. Bringing her two whining, spoiled kids and her city-bred fairy-tale views of life – and love – in the West. None of them belonged on a working ranch. Or in his life.
Jenny wasn't going to let Tucker scare her away from the new life she wanted to build for herself and her kids. No matter that he could be as hard as the mountains around them. No matter that she found totally unexpected comfort from his rough strength.
But what next? Because Tucker Gates was a lot of things, but he was absolutely clear that he was not a family man.
Prequel to The Forgotten Prince, Book 7 of The Wedding Series
Life on Earth is predicted to end on 15 July 2015. But the oncoming megatons of rock and ice break up shortly before impact. Now humanity must live in a world most believed would not exist. Across the planet, people are haunted by the future they did not fear, and even those who did not embrace death must face the consequences of others' decisions.
A collection of twelve stories about rebuilding hope.
(A warning from the author:
As with the 1st book, there are a few very dark passages here: parts where I cried as I wrote them, and still cry when I read them - though for some, they're tears of joy. I should add, though, I find myself chuckling quite often, too: I believe there are more light moments than dark.)
Raised at the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction to test Dr Alex Harmon's theories, Leeth's magic took everyone by surprise. And now, she and her abusive guardian have been taken by a covert government agency where Leeth is training to become their assassin.
But Leeth is both more dangerous than they know, and too innocent for her own good. Sent "back" to school to learn some much-needed social skills – under strict instructions not to kill – Leeth is singularly ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of a normal life.
She wants to belong, but has little idea how to fit in – let alone how mean girls can be.
Nor does she know that an uncanny and ruthless killer, the product of a madman's insane magic, hunts her.
Leeth has some harsh lessons to learn.
She'd better learn fast.
Length: 90,000 words (approximately 320 pages).
1) If you inform me of errors in this book before anyone else, and trust me with your email address, I'll send you a free electronic copy of the sequel as soon as it's ready.
2) I'll also send you a free electronic copy if you're one of the 1st 20 people to write a substantive review (say, at least 100 words) - good or bad, just so long as it's honest - and trust me with your email address.
Both lists appear at my blog All About Leeth.
Ana BuFaye definitely believes in things that go bump in the night. Unholy Pursuit:The Devil on My Trail is futuristic, paranormal, romance story that also contains elements of sci-fi, horror, common sense, and philosophy. It's a novel about the eternal battle of good versus evil set 500 years in the future that features saints, immortals, demons, and spirits. A recently single mother with a supernatural past suddenly finds her life in turmoil. Energy and a fighting attitude are her two best friends as she is always on the road fleeing malevolent forces coming after her. She gives as good as she gets and always manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers due to her inner qualities and otherworldly assistance. She is more than just a tough, strong woman fighting to save her family: she is a warrior called to battle to fight for the greater good.
Unbeknownst to her, the one in whose arms she sought love and comfort in is actually an immortal, who according to ancient texts and tomes, myths, and legends is far worse than Lucifer. Her new love is the former king of hell, Azazel.
The Immortal Lover
It is New Year and people in the village are making plans. A father and son visit a disused aerodrome and find a mysterious link to their past. In Spring a young boy is entranced by nature as he follows a hare. A marriage enters its death throes with a terrifying drive. In May a gardening competition re-kindles an old rivalry. There are dastardly deeds at the Summer Fete, but real violence erupts later in the year with an influx of newcomers at harvest time. In November a new arrival to the village learns the importance of first impressions. As the year ends the whole village comes together to overcome imminent danger. These twelve, inter-linked stories portray a year in the life of the village and its inhabitants, as four generations of the Marshall family negotiate the hazards of modern life. Babies are born, children grow, matches are made or marriages founder and death, both anticipated and unlooked for, pays a call.
(For a limited time only, at the bargain price of $0.99 for the Kindle edition.)
A warning from the author:
I still cry, reading some passages in this, though I also laugh at others, and at others, cheer. But this is not a light story, nor are the characters black and white. There are some very dark and abusive parts, though none graphic, in my opinion. Basically: be guided by the reviews, before buying this book.)
IN 2036, magic returned to a world which neither needed nor wanted it. Several years later, an unusual young child is acquired by Dr Alex Harmon for his magic research at the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction. He sets Sara to hunting an imaginary creature, unaware it is both real and far more dangerous than anyone could know.
Sara, too, though, has her own hidden depths.
She'll need them.
At the Institute she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Godsson, one of the world's most powerful mages - and an inmate. But when Sara's unique magic finally unfolds, Dr Harmon discovers the deadly consequences of creating an archetypal Huntress. While from a place far beneath reality, where Godsson helped slay the Enemy of Mankind, some thing, or things, have come hunting. And their first targets are Godsson, and Sara.
Length: 134,000 words (approximately 460 pages).
1) If you inform me of errors in this book before anyone else, and trust me with your email address, I'll send you a free electronic copy of the sequel as soon as it's ready.
2) I will also send you a free electronic copy if you're one of the 1st 20 people to write a substantive review (say, at least 100 words) - good or bad, just so long as it's honest - and trust me with your email address.
Both lists appear at my All About Leeth blog.
Richard Marshall is a pilot, working in Africa, who wishes for a quiet domestic life. Unfortunately, he has a wife who despises him, a daughter who brings home problems and a lover who wants him all to herself.
He is an an easy-going, unremarkable man who avoids responsibility whenever he can, yet the responsibilities just keep piling up, until perhaps the fate of an entire nation rests on his inadequate shoulders. People are dying and the situation needs a hero, what it has is Richard Marshall.
Jack Laurence is an ordinary man with a good job and a family he loves…Until he isn’t.
Left with only a diary to share his innermost thoughts, Jack gradually loses touch with a reality he feels has abandoned him. He surrenders to a new life of drink, drugs and murderous revenge with nihilistic humour, but he finds himself overwhelmed by his minds companions. These demons and guides fight for control, each with their own agenda, yet somehow linked to a mysterious young girl whose fate seems intertwined with Jack's own.
Switching between diary and novel, ‘For all is Vanity’ is a story of a man teetering on the edge of madness.
PRAISE FOR ROBERT COWANS WORK:
"A profound and Profoundly disturbing book...not the kind of writing you would ever get from mainstream publishing...far too ‘dangerous’ and for me, a very good reason why we should support ‘indie’ publishing." - Cally Philips '50 years a reader', 'McRenegades'
"Cowan joins the ranks of a new breed of British novelists, telling their stories the way they want them told." - Mark Wilson, author of the 'dEadinburgh'
and 'Lanarkshire Strays' series.
"I have this thing about Scottish authors. There's a stack of really high quality writers putting out high grade work... And now in this list is Robert Cowan" - Keith Nixon, author of 'The Fix' and 'I'm dead again'.
"The sort of dark humour Scottish writers excel at ... think Christopher Brookmyre"- Colin Wakeford, Musician
As Kristin Tabor stood atop Ouray’s Peak at the moment of her final quest she pondered.
Chief Jack knew: whenever the red man wars against the white, it is always the red man who loses.
But which was she?
Jamie said his mother’s blood flowed in his veins.
Just so, her father’s blood flowed in hers.
And so it had been husband against wife.
Father against daughter.
Brother against sister.
Whenever the red man wars against the white, it is always the red man who loses.
And what if the red man is you?
And what if the white man is you?
And what if the red man and what if the white man both together, mixed together, flowed freely together in the same veins and those veins were you?
The history of the massacre of White River, Colorado of 1879 provides the backdrop for the story of the Tabor family in contemporary times. When family matriarch Christiana Tabor lies dying, she implores her daughter Christine to contact the Ute Shaman Sowowic to guide her passing. Christine Tabor does so, awakening her long buried heritage. The awakening ruptures the Tabor household: Mickey Tabor, Christine’s husband cannot nor will not understand the longing created in his wife. Tensions in the once happy household escalate with brother, Jamie, and sister, Kristin, caught between two immovable forces, until one day, without explanation or preamble, Christine Tabor is gone.
Mickey Tabor begins a long slow slide into alcoholism, secrets, and violence. What once was a close relationship between Kristin and Jamie grows strained and distant. Jamie, once Kristin’s hero, seems to align with his father. One day challenging her father’s strict admonitions and Jamie’s repeated warnings, Kristin breaks open the lock to her father’s room. There, she finds the w’ni thokunup—a Ute musical instrument given to her mother by her grandmother-- and her mother’s letters. Mickey finds Kristin, and attacks her brutally. When Jamie comes home from hockey practice, he stumbles ashen upon the scene, and rushes Kristin to the hospital. Unconscious, Kristin dreams of her mother and grandmother. Upon her return from the hospital, she leaves home for good.
Thus begins fourteen year old Kristin Tabor’s journey, a journey that will take her backward in search of her mother and her Ute heritage, and forward to find romance and love, and eventually, reunification and hope.
In a ruined world there is only survival.
Supplies are low and desperate journeys must be undertaken.
Sixteen-year-old twins Aiden and Sophia embark on a quest to save their abducted parents.
The road takes them to the northern coast, through hostile lands ruled by the Seafarers whose authority now spreads inland under their ruthless leader, Ray.
WHERE WILL THEIR SEARCH LEAD THEM?
WHO SHOULD THEY TRUST IN THE DISTURBING GAME THEY ARE FORCED TO PLAY?
(Prequel to Jack's Heart, Book 5 of the Wyoming Wildflowers series)
When his Irish eyes are smiling, she's in danger of losing her head ... and her heart.
Eleanor Thatcher refuses to be charmed by the Irish balladeer she hires to strum up business for her Gloucester, Mass., beach restaurant. She's far too practical for a workplace romance ... or to fall for a fantasy-spinner like Aidan Padraic Cahill McCrea. Yes, she feels his spell, but bitter reality has taught Eleanor that dreamers drift on, leaving heartache.
Cahill finds the woman he wants to share his future with in strong-minded, too-serious-for-her-own-good Eleanor. But he must convince her of his staying power. And his time to make her his bride is running out
A Clinician's Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving is an anthology of articles by Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW. Written for survivors and clinicians this collection was inspired by Rev. Heller's unrelenting struggle with recovering from complex ptsd rooted in systemic and generational child abuse, and her commitment to devoting her life to helping others similarly afflicted. Spanning the trajectory from abuse, complex trauma, addictions, the relational quest, recovery and treatment, and ultimately thriving creatively and spiritually, this assortment of writings offers a comprehensive assessment of the healing process and the triumph of reclamation.
The main action in Potholes and Magic Carpets takes place mostly in rural Kent and London. This contemporary character-led novel looks at the dramatic incidents, challenges, and temptations in the past and present lives of four couples of varying ages, professions, and sexual persuasions who are all linked by either blood or friendship. Just as in life, the negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some of the characters in Potholes and Magic Carpets wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk.
Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
Every so often, betrayal and love go hand in hand.
Fourteen-year-old standout athlete and student, Emma Mae Davenport, previously stalked through mysterious texts-vanishes-time's ticking. Four of her friends dubbed, "Warriors for Emma," armed with cyber-techno skills unravel clues and discover the unthinkable. Will she be in attendance at her 15th birthday celebration, or her funeral, or will she remain missing?
Intended for the teen reader, this innovative story will also delight the Millennial and Adult audiences.
In this debut novel, Emma's tale weaves intrigue, suspense, betrayal, friendship, faith, mystery, love, and sprinkled with humor, captivates the reader to keep turning pages.
EMMA BEWARE/ EBOOK EDITION
Copyright @ 2017 Michelle A. Iden
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this work in whole or in part, in any form. This is a work of fiction. All characters, events, organizations and products depicted herein are either a product of the author's imagination, or are used fictitiously.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle (Iden) Rowe grew up in Iowa and South Dakota and had also lived in Germany, Wyoming and Montana. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling and worked in the field for over 30 years. She is published in her field of academia. She is also an Army Veteran.
Now retired, Michelle enjoys spending time with her only child, daughter, Danielle, son-in-law Tyler, and grand-daughter Lillian. She participates in Masters Track and Field, likes to read, travel, cook, exercise, and write. She thanks God for all her blessings.
Emma Beware is her first novel. Currently she is working on her second book in the series, Clara Beware.
She thanks daughter Danielle and sister Rochelle for their editorial assistance and cheer-leading her on.
Michelle can be reached through her website: https://authormichellerowe.wordpress.com or by e-mail: email@example.com
He sees what she's long hidden ... especially from herself.
Meet Josh Kincannon, high school principal, single father of three, and thus, as he reminds himself ruefully, essentially celibate back into misty memory and forward into the foreseeable future.
After three months of trying to work with Vanessa Irish via phone and e-mails on a project to help tiny Drago, Illinois, Josh believes he has an accurate picture of Zeke-Tech's CFO:
Conscientious? Oh, yeah.
Agreeable? Not so much.
Then he catches sight of her wild, vibrant robe and begins to wonder what other elements might form a portrait of Vanessa Irish. Every time she goes into her I'm-so-boring-I-disappear-against-white-walls act, he remembers that vibrant, wild fabric hanging on the corner of a door and he gets curious.
And the more curious he becomes, the more he discovers about her that has him feeling things a whole lot hotter than curiosity. Things that shake up life as single parent to his three kids, scrape against his career as high school principal and -- oh, yes -- definitely threaten his stretch of celibacy.
Numbers, that's where Vanessa is comfortable. Not all this interaction with people that she's been pitched into. Especially interacting with Josh Kincannon. Why does he insist on drawing her into his small town, his life, his children? And the biggest question -- what kind of man is this, who not only looks at her, but SEES her, when that's the last thing she wants?
... or is it?
Gallows Ascending continues the saga of tracker and pyschic visionary Luke Stone in Book Two of the Stone Quest Series.
It has been thirteen years since Luke's confrontation in the desert with his nemesis, black magician Armand Jacobi. Luke's wife Consuelo, whom he met at Eppie Falco's Desert Inn and Café has died, and Luke has placed himself once again in exile. This time, his wanderings have brought him to the seaside village of New Camen, New Hampshire.
Into his self-imposed solitude drops Dr. Bethany Rutledge. Accused of the murder of her eight year old daughter, stripped of her license to practice medicine, her marriage to politician Adrian Mountzaire in tatters, Beth Rutledge is haunted nightly by the chilling vision of a young woman's brutal death by hanging.
Adding to this mix is the disappearance of an adolescent boy that appears to be centered in the tiny hamlet of New Camen. Then, Adrian Mountzaire turns up dead with his estranged wife Beth Rutledge lying in the sand beside him.
Despite his best efforts to resist the temptation, Luke is falling in love with Beth Rutledge, and she with him. Beth has unlocked the frozen reaches of his heart--the heart that was frozen when his beloved Consuelo was taken by breast cancer several years before and he could do nothing to save her.
Now, Luke must not only find the lost boy, but find the real killer of Adrian Mountzaire in order to save his beloved from the same fate that haunts her restless dreams.
The third book of the Stone Quest Series finds Luke Stone and Beth Rutledge's marriage teetering on the edge of dissolution as their daughter Bridget Grace at thirteen, the spitting image of her father, struggles to break free of parental restraint, especially her father's attempts to guide and constrain her "second sight," the same psychic abilities he has, but which in her are ,if anything, even more pronounced. Now, adding to the tumult, is the case of three missing girls, all vanished from the Lower East Side of New York City -- the area where Luke in his teens lived as the disciple of the black magician and now his nemesis Armand Jacobi. As Luke is drawn more deeply into the girls' case, his investigation takes him back to Alphabet City and the raging Vampire Club scene. Ominous signs develop pointing irrefutably to Jacobi's involvement. But as Luke immerses himself in the case, staying longer and longer away from home, the relationship between Beth and Bridget Grace simmers more and more toxic. Unknown to either of her parents, BG has developed a secret, powerful relationship with a mysterious young man whom she first met in an online chat room. One day, as Luke is on his way to NYC , and after yet another blow up with her mother -- BG, like the three other missing girls-- vanishes, leaving behind a cryptic note. As Luke's investigation into BG's disappearance gets underway with the help of retired NY detective Stan Banor, Luke's world is further shattered by the sudden appearance of a beautiful older woman, a woman's whose face he knows but whom he cannot quite place. The woman is Danuta Dabrowitz, his mother, and she brings with her many memories and painful secrets. Though her cause, so she tells him, is but one: to join her powers with his in order to find Bridget Grace and bring her home, Luke cannot fully trust the woman who had so betrayed him as a child by leaving him alone in the hands of his abusive alcoholic father. With each passing day, the investigation grows more gruesome, and more deadly--even turning up the skeletal remains of a victim murdered twenty-five years ago, Matthew, whose murder has haunted Luke all his life. Working closely with Stan and his men, and with retired Sheriff Esther Rinaldi, Luke grows certain the girls' case is no longer a missing persons but a homicide. Then Danuta tells him of their heritage to an ancient people, the Neuri, who possess enormous powers, including the power of shape-shifting-- a power that Armand Jacobi himself may share. Once again, Luke Stone finds himself pitted against Armand Jacobi.. Surrounded with warriors he is not sure he can trust-- the most pre-eminent of whom is Luke himself.-- Luke must race against the greatest enemy of all -- time-- in this battle against his adversary to save his daughter's life.
What's going on in Riverbend? A once safe neighborhood with homes tucked neatly around a lake has been turned on its side by a woman falling head over heels into insanity. As the threads of reality separate and unravel, Maggie Ferguson wreaks havoc on the teenage bullies who threaten her son, by secretly changing their lives, bit by bit, through a thick veil of psychosis. Parents turn against parents as Maggie's shenanigans proves the long held truth: A mother will do anything for her child. Come take a ride with Maggie, but hold on! Her twisted mind will turn you this way and that...sometimes making you ask yourself the same question she asks herself: Is this really happening?
Her demonic Angel and other short stories, published in 2016, is a collection of all of my short stories written thus far. This baker's dozen of short stories have been written in a variety of genres so hopefully there should be something for everyone. Some tales are stranger than others, but all could be said to be different shades of dark. Despite its somewhat suggestive title, Her demonic Angel is not erotica.
To whet your appetite, here are the titles of some of the short stories: ‘The boy they called Dragon’, ‘The day nobody gave a damn’, ‘An email from Jane’, ‘Stuff’, ‘Getting rid of the enemy’, ‘Skin’, ‘Too beautiful’, ‘Philately will get you nowhere’, ‘Mirror, mirror’, ‘In memoriam'.
Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
When Kathy Wylde sets out to take revenge on the gang of youths who kicked her son, Jack, to death, she finds herself on the wrong side of a vicious and dangerous criminal...
As Detective Inspector Matt Turrell, of the Warwickshire Police, investigates the first gang member's death, another is brutally murdered. DI Turrell and his team must move fast to protect anyone connected to Jack's murder - including Kathy.
Unaware that she is now the hunted and in grave danger, Kathy selects Harry as her next victim but soon finds herself growing fond of the young man. With the killer drawing close, will the unlikely pair be able to work together in an attempt to survive? Can DI Turrell stop the killer before he strikes again? Or will he have to sacrifice himself to save them?
Echoes of Justice is the second in the series of novels featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police. It is a psychological thriller/police procedural set in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.
Vladymyr Horbatsky emigrated to Canada at the end of WWII in search of safety and security. Over the ensuing 20 years steady work and a Canadian family create his personal paradise. Then an American Defense Department consultant comes to work for his employer and Vlad discovers that the man was his wife’s boss in her days as an Allied spy. Memories of his childhood escape from Communism and enslavement by the Nazis flood back, alerting his Cossack instincts to the fact that paradise has just developed a huge viper.
Two very different narrators voice the novella Dancing with Rachel. Voices torment the first narrator, David an ex-football player just trying to make a life for himself. He calls his auditory hallucinations “The Chorus.” They have names and even personalities. While naïve staff members claim the voices aren’t real, David knows otherwise. He can hear The Chorus clearly. He can point to where they are coming from. How could they not be real?
Taylor, the other narrator and David’s therapist, struggles to stay sober and fight off depression while his wife lies in a coma. He bounces between his job at St. Joe’s, a psychiatric hospital, and the adjoining Lazard Memorial Hospital’s Extended Care Unit. Taylor spends much of his time traveling the cold, antiseptic tunnel between the two hospitals, always seeing the light at the end, but knowing he’s far underground.
Their lives intersect on an inpatient psychiatric unit run by Dr. Rainey, the medical equivalent of an absentee landlord. While at the State Hospital, David meets a patient who knew Doc Rainey when he was an intern struggling with his own boundary issues.
'Regulars' on this unit include Tom, a rapist and master manipulator, whose benign appearance hides true evil. (David describes him a cross between Fred Rogers and a serial killer.)
A patient named Simon wants nothing more than to find peace with God. His size and religious fervor make him the perfect cat’s paw for Tom. This scares David’s ex-girlfriend and fellow patient Monica, as well as their friend Kai. The one patient not afraid of Tom or Simon is Marc, an entrepreneurial genius suffering from bipolar disorder.
As Taylor worries about David, Taylor's friends worry about him. They watch his spirits and his weight drop as he wrestles with his own demons. An insurance company balking at the cost of a new respirator for his wife doesn't help.
Life outside the hospital can be chaotic, especially within Kai's family. His father, a born middle manager nicknamed BiMM, declares bankruptcy, accuses his mother of killing his father, and refuses to believe his wife had an affair. Kai has no doubt his grandmother tampered with the garage door lock, trapping Kai's grandfather inside. He's not at all upset when they find the old racist asphyxiated, but he wonders if he's the only sane person in his family.
An excerpt best describes the action:
My belly rumbled. Terror. Choked on his own vomit -- didn’t somebody famous die that way? Lost. A man was dead. They made his suicide look like an accident. An insane man was judged sane enough to be put to death. He was happy about it. When I shut my eyes, the devils reappeared.
"But Kai got out,” a rare friendly voice said. It made me smile. I even giggled a little. The nurse muttered “inappropriate affect” and wrote something on a clipboard.
“Dr. Stephenson home with his young wife?” I asked. She dropped the clipboard. I’m going to be here awhile.
“He’s never leaving,” a voice said.
Still, Kai got out.
Down through the ages of human history his name has been heard and often feared. He's known by many names; king of hell, demon, destroyer, Draco, all which is wrong with the world. But many have known him in a different light. A tender light. He's the legendary lover who served as the inspiration for erotica legends worldwide. Many believe he may had been Casanova himself. Some say he's actually Eros others say he is Adonis. But a few have known for sure and lived to tell the story. His heavenly name is Azazael. His fallen name is Azazel. He has existed in every human culture and society as either an Emperor, Ruler, Chief, King, prince, warrior, Duke, Marquess, Earl, Count, Viscount, or Baron but most often as god. He felt he if didn't allow heaven to tell him what to do he most definitely was not going to take orders from creatures that were beneath him. The formerly heavenly prince, king and general has once been a Watcher over humanity. He grew weary of the tedious task and stepped out of the ethereal in the the corporeal world and has dwell among mankind since. Down through the ages, he have had many loves. But there was one he met before the creation of our world who has always been on his mind and have. He will not rest until he finds her again.
Jenny is working as a nurse when she meets Seb. She is young, living with her mother and has had a strict religious upbringing. Seb is a handsome and successful surgical registrar that Jenny is incapable of resisting his charms eventually falling in love with Seb.
They buy a flat and move into together much against Jenny's mother's wishes. It is then one day Seb confesses to Jenny that he is already married with two young boys.
Jenny is left heartbroken with her mother to pick up the pieces. It is now the story really hots up.
David is very good at persuading people whether it’s as a teenager at a shop checkout, or later as a car salesman. Then there are stocks and shares and financial wheeling dealing as his wealth builds. He can persuade the women in his life but his relationships may not be real. What is persuasion and what is just good fortune? His morals may leave a lot to be desired but when serious illness strikes he has to reconsider his actions. A tale of greed, insider trading, love and misfortune, that spans the globe. His persuasive ability brought him success, but at what cost?
Whether he is in his New York apartment, his French Château, or his St Kitts home, he has to decide what to do with his money and how to say goodbye.
WARNING: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature that some readers may find offensive.
A killer who prays on lonely women. A millionaire widow. A child who lagged behind once too often. A mechanic with a penchant for common girls. Each of them left a trail, and each of those trails was followed.
Who's trailing you?
“How often do you find yourself unhappily committed to a book?” asked Pollens. “I believe that “HAUNTED” would not fall into this category, but I want readers to have a special option… the “IN THE BEGINNING” version… FREE on Sunday, Oct. 23 and again on Oct 24.”
Here’s a bit of what the story is about…
In spite of years of successful academic achievement, Dr. Harold Treadwell, a PHD psychologist at Philadelphia’s Jess Hawkins University (JHU), has extremely low self-esteem. Memories of a year’s earlier incident plague him and he loses himself in the complexities of a sleep-study research project.
Harold’s proposed research focuses on sufferers of undiagnosed and untreated mysterious pain… mental and physical difficulties that appear without warning and ruin lives. Harold spends five-years designing a sleep-stasis chamber… a necessary apparatus in the proposed study. Finally, he submits a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its approval is in doubt until an unexpected source of support with NIH influence surfaces.
“That much is all in the “IN THE BEGINNING” intro,” explained Pollens, “and I believe is enough to excite readers who will want to get the full tale.” The intro runs more than 35 pages and more than 7000 words. The Kindle eBook version is normally available for $2.99 at Amazon.com but will be free during Oct. 23 and 24. Get it by entering “Allen Pollens, ‘IN THE BEGINNING’ in the Amazon search window or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/hdb2ak2
Based on a True Story - in 1960s Italy where honour, respect and the judgement of others are the cornerstones of life, Diana’s youth is lived in fear. When she marries Marco, Diana endures overriding hatred from her mother-in-law. A torrid affair, devastating revelations from her husband and her generous nature cause great suffering. To unravel her daughter’s mysterious death becomes Diana’s only reason for living, but the truth is double sided - and Diana’s attempt to end it all marks the start of a glimmer of light.
A man wakes to find himself in a train carriage, unable to speak or interact with his fellow passengers. He has no recollection of his past, no memory to speak of, but can somehow still engage with other passengers - the thoughts of whom he believes he can hear.
There comes a realisation, both personal and spiritual, surrounding the man’s personality that points to broader significance in terms of human identity and the nature of self.
Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a pummeling Connecticut Nor’Easter, the members of the bored triptych engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em in front of a fire and over more than a few bottles of Merlot. The impromptu get-together eventually leads to the institution of alcohol-driven, bi-weekly poker nights.
One evening on a lark, someone suggests an alternate payout – instead of pocket change, the winner may choose a player (other than his or her spouse) with whom to spend the night. The proposition takes shape, but complications arise as these things will.
All too quickly, friendships are strained and relationships begin to crumble. Lies are told, truths are exposed, and feelings are hurt. In the end, can anyone bear the weight of this wanton self-indulgence? They are six fully consenting adults, and after all, it’s only a game. Or is it?
Ray Dennis does the secret, a simple law of attraction story is a humorous parody based on The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
When Ray Dennis, an alcoholic English bricklayer, is deported from the US back to the UK on a drug charge, he has no idea that his life and identity are about to change forever. Shattered by his knowledge that he is a failure, Ray dedicates himself to self-improvement and unwittingly puts himself and his family on a path to disaster once he discovers The Secret.With a change of name and new passport, Ray returns to LA. He meets a Guru who introduces him to the teachings of The Secret, and shows Ray how to plant thought seeds. And so begins his quest to completely change his life. His thoughts seeds create a wife, kids, a successful business, and a big house. But his success comes at a price as serious drug traffickers eventually kill his wife and children, and the police won’t help when they find out he was in the country illegally.
Whether it's at a school dance, in the mailbox, or at the bottom of a shot glass, these people are about to encounter creatures the likes of which have never appeared in even the grizzliest bestseller, and so are you. Real monsters have no time for fairy tales, and happy endings are not guaranteed.
Ten monsters of a different kind.
*The editing mistake noted in a previous review of this book - namely a chapter appearing twice - has now been corrected. My apologies to anyone who bought this edition of the book.* Cole Jensen is a hack who makes good money writing bad books about women - until another hack comes along and usurps him, and he finds himself bankrupt and homeless. He is taken in and given a job by Constance Morrell, an icily beautiful woman who feels she owes him a favour.
Now home is a pool house at the bottom of the garden of a mansion in the Hollywood hills. There are many perks to his new living situation, but there are also drawbacks, not the least of which is being expected to entertain the odd, sinister women Constance invites to her nightly soirees. Cole's disturbing encounters with these women give him the inspiration to begin work on the novel he's always wanted to write - a social satire on the nocturnal activities of the rich and bored - but with the party games getting darker and the guest list dropping by the day, Cole must decide whether artistic integrity is really worth dying for.
A serial killer is killing people in New York by his vehicle. News has given him the name “Hit and Run Serial Killer.”
Harvey’s father was selling wooden toys including wooden bells in 18th century but he was unable to sell enough to provide basic living to his family – until the day came when he gave his wooden bell to a seriously ill man and he had been alright by next morning. People started buying his wooden bells with a hope that this thing will protect their families. But as he died, people started taking his son and his wooden bell as a jinx.
Harvey’s parents were died at the age of 14 and he was alone in 19th century. He never stopped trying to sell his father’s wooden bells but no one ever sold after his father. He realized later that this thing cannot protect anyone’s family but at the age of 50, he had a dream that this thing will protect families one day.
He’s back in 21st century..
Religious unrest reigns in 16th century England.
Expert midwife, Margory, has lost no babies or mothers in childbirth so gossip accuses her of witchcraft.
Even she isn’t sure whether she has special powers.
All Margory wants is a man to love who loves her and children of her own.
And that’s what she intends to have, whatever the cost.
A TRUE to LIFE PERIOD NOVEL of a YOUNG WOMAN’S TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY
'A Gem of Interwoven Tales' to engage, amuse and delight.Five stars on Amazon. Five stars on Goodreads. Readers are asking for the next slice of English village life.The ninth to the twelfth tales from The Village; A Year in Twelve Tales. The harvest and new life are celebrated, as a long expected departure takes place. The villagers try to do 'the right thing' and almost come to grief. In November, in the rain, a new arrival to the village learns the importance of first impressions. The the village has to come together at the end of the year to overcome a major threat.These four inter-linked stories portray life in the village, with its wide cast of characters. Four generations of the Marshall family negotiate the hazards of their own family saga, while, around them babies are born, plots are hatched, romances bloom and marriages founder and death, both anticipated and unlooked for, pays a call.Check out the reviews on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads and Riffle.Readers say'Anderson cleverly interlinks all the characters and ...you end up becoming extremely attached to the village and the people who reside in it. I look forward to many more titles.' A Cheeky Booklover (Goodreads book reviewer)'The prose is clear and crisp, and the build towards the last story is subtly done, with many threads coming together for an exciting climax.'A tour de force..... I shall look out for the next publication from this talented writer.' Amazon review'I was totally absorbed in this book from page one. I... hope very much that there will be further publications telling more about the people I felt I was getting to know so well. I look forward very much to further works by this author.' Amazon review'Totally absorbing, this book will delight anyone who is interested in people and their emotions, motivations and relationships.' Annette Souter (Amazon.co.uk review) Scroll up and download your copy today
Three Paperbacks For Less Than The Price Of One! Prefer the paperback? So do we! A Limited Edition Box Set, the first and second novels in the State Of Reason series, Loss of Reason and Search For Reason, in paperback, both signed by the author, Miles A. Maxwell, PLUS, a second unsigned copy of Loss Of Reason to give to a friend -- all for less than the price of Search For Reason alone! A $34 value! The purchaser of this limited-time-available dramatically discounted box set agrees to post a review of both books to Amazon within 30 days of receipt.
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A valuable art collection disappears, turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths committed to vindicating family members in Kaylin McFarren's action-packed suspense novel, Banished Threads. While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons, and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves' paintings is stolen from her uncle's popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife's missing granddaughter.
Determined to clear Sloan Rafferty's name and, in the process, win Paul's favor, Chase scours the countryside looking for answers. In his absence, the police accuse Rachel's uncle of an unsolved murder, and secrets surrounding her grandmother's death and the deaths of Sara's former husbands turn his wife into the most likely suspect. With the true villains hell-bent on destroying Paul Lyons and his family, solving both crimes while ensuring her uncle's freedom endangers not only Rachel's life but that of her unborn child.
Will Chase save them before the kidnappers enact their revenge, or will the ultimate price be paid, as predicted by a vagabond fortune-teller?
First place - 2016 Hudson Valley RWA Hook, Line & Sinker Contest
Do you believe you can shape your future, determine your destiny? One spring day in 1954, three sixth grade boys make a bet: the one who can climb first to the top of a small green merry-go-round outside their school will be “Champ for life!” For the rest of his days he’ll be “on Easy Street!” So they engage in a “mad scramble . . . clambering over each other with murderous intent,” and eventually one of them reaches the summit and stands triumphant, lording it over the others. He is the merry-go-round man.
The Merry-Go-Round Man is a novel about three boys growing up in the so-called innocent days of the Eisenhower fifties. It’s about rites of passage, loss of innocence, sexual initiation, racism, and much more . Of the three boys, Johnny Roth is central. He possesses two transcendent gifts which are only beginning to emerge as the novel begins. One of them is the ability to box or fight, something he deeply fears. The other ability is artistic and mystical. He is a natural expressionistic painter of vast potential. Unfortunately, Johnny’s father, an Orthodox Jew, hates both of these pursuits, and his opposition tears Johnny apart.
Of the two other boys, Lee Esner grows up to be a gifted football player with what looks like a lucrative pro career ahead of him. He also has a flair for attracting beautiful girls. Is he the merry-go-round man? The third boy, Jimmy Wiggins, is black and from the ghetto. Attending an elite white school with Johnny and Lee, his naive love for a pretty white girl is destroyed by her cruel racism. Another rite of passage. Symbols such as a burning Buddhist monk make us ask whether anyone is really The Merry-Go-Man in life.
Thanks to suspended animation, Turtan is over 3500 years old and travels on freeze ships to distant worlds. His mission is to investigate weapons to help humanity turn the tide against their ancient nemesis…the Cenknife. Vicious aliens, the Cenknife seek to conquer the universe and enslave humanity.
When Turtan discovers just such a weapon, a beautiful, seductive woman stands in his way. He must use all his skills, abilities, and courage to meet the crisis and save untold billions of lives.
Nomen est omen, and everyone has a place in this society. Cain is somebody and still a nobody. How is your value measured and what do you value? Cain f’s it up, then he gets back in the saddle. He loves and he hates. Sometimes he masturbates, when he’s not too busy reading his Bible. He loves Led Zeppelin and adores Jimmy Page. He’s searching for his wings.
CAIN is a book for everyone. It’s for those who are searching for themselves and also for those who have a clear understanding of their place in this world, but have the perverse need to peep into someone’s soul and violate their privacy.
An Anthology of tantalising short stories selected from the Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition, 2017. Featuring: A Tale of a Mouse: Andy Hamilton, The Last Love of the Sea Captain: Tamara Artvin, A Gap Year for Grandma: Mary Charnley, Trevor Colbourne: Wild Geese, Sandra Kirley: Everything Must Go, Tiffany Williams: Mirella, Emma J Myatt: Your Lifejacket is Under Your Seat, Julia Brilleman: Rubber Dominoes, Pauline Whittle: Doomed, MartinHone: The Soul as a Shadow and a Reflection, E C Hayles: The Model, NickAdigu Burke: Many a Silent Wish, Grant Hulbert: Creatures of Myth - The Story of Jared McKay, Paula St. Paul: Hand Across The Water, Sally Wood: Evelyn, Mike Waugh: Prey, Andrea Rose Lyttle: The Ambit, Tim Cove: Homo Erectus, Shayna Marks: It's Not What It Seems, Liam Lennon: Memoirs About a Girl, Fizza Fatima: Fablo's Bar, Hilary Slade: The Life and Times of Lewis Ancer, Aviv Salinas: Counter Revolution, Shelley Crowley: The One Who Wasn't, Tom Nicolson: A Grand Opportunity, David Readings: A Spitfire Called Lola, Lee Wadmore: Happy Crying, Ken Hawes: Look Further than the Cover, Tim Ewins: A Little, Lost, E.L. Spink: Escobar's Last Breakfast, Ron Morton: The Sinkers' Skirmish
DESCRIPTION This is a comical collection of linked stories about four women who face life’s challenges and battle to keep shame at bay. Parenting issues include biting toddlers, adolescent pyromaniacs and entitled brides. One husband disappears with embezzled funds while another rethinks his gender orientation, and throughout it all the friends support each other while drinking wine. The collection includes the award winning stories “Adopt-A-Pet”, where a young couple’s desire to gain social status goes awry, and “Viking Cruise” in which senior citizens seeking the perfect vacation are abused by Viking warriors.
REVIEWS “Funny, well-paced, and perceptive: Reidel lays a writer’s ear on the human heart.” - Nancy Fischer, Editor "Marion's vignettes of familiar drama, are both insightful and comedic; each story is a focused snapshot of Canadian life." Natalie Little, Author "Marion's writing finds the subtle tenderness and humour within the complexities of everyday stories." Beth Anne Ellipsis, Guelph Spoken Word
Dream of 19th century; became true in 21st century.
Despite a serial killer is killing people in New York; everyone is living their normal life except some of his victims.
New York is the second name of success and for success hungry people; this is the first name of home. Two people – Jeff and Nancy – running on the same track with the same goal.
Jeff is a street performer and he is playing guitar out of that building where Nancy works. Nancy has fallen in love with that guitar man on the first day of her job. She was thinking that he will be the only main reason for her to work here but she was wrong. After 3 days of her job, she was looking outside from the window of her building to see that guitar man as she used to, but that day New York was little different – little windy and little sunny. There was a true 17 to 18 years old New Yorker wearing a very loose dirty white shirt, a very loose dirty brown coat, a brown bow tie, also tied a white kerchief on his neck, and a brown cowboy hat. He introduced himself as Harvey Wilson.
That mysterious boy Harvey Wilson has opened only two of his mystery in front of them; First, this is 19th century – and second, he is selling this wooden bell which his father was selling and it protects family.
A lot still remains to open..
The first three novels in the romantic, suspense, supernatural series, entitled
THE MIRACLES AND MILLIONS SAGA
‘UNPUTDOWNABLE’ – Says one reviewer.
This omnibus edition includes the first THREE books in the Dorothy Lyle series, and contains close to 1,000 pages of weird visions, vast sums of cash, inner musings on the cosmos, broken-hearted girls, friends with attitude, thrifty parents, relentless spending, vivid dreams, chocolate, fire-bombs, a gun-loving tough guy, humour and stalkers. This highly addictive series has it all.
Who is Dorothy Lyle?
She’s a woman who appears super-normal at first glance. She resides in a modest house in a small Irish town, and commutes to a typical office. She’s a lone parent who misses her children now that they are at college. Yet Dorothy is so much more than the obvious. She is a powerful psychic who has been masquerading as normal for twenty years. She is also a woman who has been avoiding men since a nasty breakup and divorce left her reeling in shock while still in her twenties.
The winds of change begin to blow around Dorothy as she approaches her fortieth birthday. An unfortunate affair of the heart means that her daughter, Diane, has distanced herself from her former home and doting mother. Dorothy wonders if some extra cash might alleviate the immediate problem.
Enter the lottery and one hundred and eight-five million tax free dollars.
How easy do you think it is to hide your true self when you unexpectedly become the fortieth richest woman in your own small country? How feasible do you think it is to avoid all dating and romantic involvements when you are single, and literally rolling in cash? How practical do you think it is to stay safe when so many of those around you seem to resent your good fortune?
This box set contains the following three books:
DOROTHY LYLE IN AVARICE – BOOK 1. Join Dorothy on the first leg of her rollercoaster journey as she discovers what an emotionally charged and complicated experience dealing with unexpected wealth can be. Clairvoyance may in handy on occasion, but it doesn’t help you decide who gets what!
DOROTHY LYLE IN COLOUR – BOOK 2. Relax with Dorothy as she begins to truly enjoy her wealth and changes in fortune. Only for her new-found pleasure to be jeopardised by a tarot card reading of all things! Once again, change is afoot, although this time it’s of a sinister nature.
DOROTHY LYLE IN HELP – BOOK 3. Watch what happens when Dorothy concedes that she cannot protect herself alone, and sets out to hire professional help. Ever wondered what it would be like to come face to face with your other half? The half you weren’t fully aware was even missing. And if he happened to be in a bad mood at that momentous moment, do you think it might colour your judgement? Read on, folks, and find out the answers to these questions and about a hundred more.
MIRACLES AND MILLIONS: TWO MINDS, TWO BODIES, TWO HEARTS, ONE SOUL
1 DEAD PRIEST
52 MISSING PAINTINGS
5 MILLION DOLLARS
The devoted Holy Father, Richard Mikutavic comes face to face with his passion for antique collectables when local
criminals become interested in his possessions.
The details of the investigation that followed THE CRIME THAT SHOCKED THE COUNTRY were later introduced into the FBI’s Art Crime Division officer training program.
DISCOVER WHO WAS THE ACTUAL CRIMINAL ALL ALONG
The idyllic relationship between Dorian and Iva is darkened by the news of Iva's terminal illness.
A few months later Dorian's whole family goes missing and it brings the locals to whisper: ‘How could anybody be so unlucky?’
But it’s not long before the police realise that sometimes the word 'unlucky' means 'guilty'.
My recent attempt at restoring the damaged face of the Sphinx is substantially successful. My name is Allen Pollens and I am an author of a number of books, including one that is set mostly in Egypt. It is titled “PHARAOH - The Awakening.”
It’s a fascinating story and along the way, nearly four years ago, I produced a restoration of the face of the Sphinx. I offered a full- color rendition to interested individuals if they would follow the directions at my blog. I am still receiving visitors to my blog who are seeking that image. Recently I decided to attempt a new and improved restoration. The process was fascinating and the result is excellent. It’s all documented in the appendix I added to the Kindle and print versions of “Pharaoh.” Both are available at Amazon.com. Follow this link:
The current price for the print version is $15.99. I’m sorry to say that all of the nine appendix restoration and other images are in black and white to avoid an extreme price increase for color. However, the Kindle version is a BARGAIN! The eight appendix images, including the restoration, are in full color. Further, virtually all Kindle original 85 Egypt images (98%) are now in color. So, the added restoration appendix plus virtually all images in color... ONLY $5.99 - DEAL OF THE YEAR!
In life, everybody faces daily challenges. We can feel them in the core of our belly, and they cause a shift in our lives. Some impacts are more extensive than others and have major side effects such as depression, stress, or major illness. One of the ways we can release these shackles is to recognize, embrace, and accept The Impact of the Shift. This impact will awaken what is strong in you. I call these hurts growing pains. Remember what your mother told you: What doesn’t kill you will only make you strong-er! As each of your daily challenges is completed and you have overcome the impact of it, you will shift to another level in life. Throughout the process, remember to breathe, love, and forgive. Yes, you must repeat this all day and every day because you want to live, to im-prove, not just survive or exist—but to fully LIVE. Search your Pandora's Box of experiences because it is time to clean the darkness out. No one gets a pass on this. Accepting the Impact of the Shift without blaming anybody else allows you to take full responsibility, even when you think it is not your fault. If something is in your experience, somehow, someway, you have attracted that thing to yourself so that more good can grow from it. This book encourages you to answer questions, and I recommend jotting down short answers here plus purchasing a notebook where you can expand those answers. Responding to these questions will bring about the shift, and it will help you to review your answers occasionally. You will enhance your insight into your own personal shifts. I wish you the positive Impact of the Shift. Zinna Davis Shreveport, Louisiana
Sometimes pain is inherited from generation to generation. Secrets locked away where the eyes can't see and the ears won't hear. Pain trapped where no one can feel it. The mind has its own means of survival. The heart has its own means of escape. When the lines blur so does reality. When you lose your grasp on reality it can leave you looking down on the edge of sanity.
The Unmastered edition of LEVƎLS To My Insanity is a limited, short-run edition no further release will be made once publication ends. This book is the raw, unfiltered look into the darkness of a traumatized heart.
A short story collection for those who like a little weirdness in their lives. These stories will challenge your assumptions, your beliefs, and perhaps even your hold on reality. Each story is a thought experiment to provoke the reader's assumptions about reality. These are stories that might give Stephen King the shivers.
Fourteen Science-Fiction short stories that will add some needed spice and weirdness to your life, providing just the strange perspective you need to challenge your ordinary reality.
Some of these new stories carry on my concern with contemporary social issues (such as global warming, bullying, abortion, animal rights, gun control, etc.) by extrapolating them into the future or exploring them thru unusual perspectives. Other stories here briefly ponder philosophical questions such as the nature of good and evil and the concept of justice. Some are simply for the fun of making our spines tingle a bit. I like to think each story will be a thought provoker that you will consider the implications of after reading.
The Author has studied and researched the religious and inspirational book GITA for 20 years and has followed the principles of Bhagavad Gita , starting at a young age and has followed the harmonious schedules explained in this book and following NOW. The book is a complete guide for young age (8/14 - 30), middle age (30 - 40) and for 40 + age.
This book has been confined exclusively to guiding the reader to understand the harmonious schedules to ACCEPT an IDEA, which gives us our DESIRE.
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