The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Psychological:
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)
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.
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?
They stared at each other, and Maggie felt the tightness in her middle expand as it shifted, burning its way up… Painful sobs rose in her throat as Colin, his face expressionless now, reached for his mobile and tapped 999.
When three-year-old Olivia disappears from the beach, a happy family holiday comes to an abrupt end. Maggie is plunged into the darkest nightmare imaginable – what happened to her little girl?
Further along the coast, another mother is having problems too. Jennifer's daughter Hailey is starting school, and it should be such a happy time, but the child has become moody and silent. Family life has never seemed so awkward, and Jennifer struggles to maintain control.
The tide ebbs and flows, and summer dies, but there is no comfort for Maggie, alone now at the cottage, or for Jennifer, still swamped by doubts.
‘A psychologically astute, edge-of-the-seat story.’ Hilary Johnson
‘Unsettling and disturbing… I couldn’t put it down.’ Rebecca Muddiman
‘Breathtaking and utterly compelling.’ Debi Alper
‘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."
An eerie, supernatural thriller set in a Victorian asylum in the heart of Wales.
Warning - contains highly disturbing material!
1893, and nineteen year old Flora George is admitted to a remote asylum with no idea why she is there, what happened to her child, or how her wealthy family could have abandoned her to such a fate. However, within a short space of time it becomes apparent she must save herself from something far worse than that of a harsh regime.
2018, and forty-one year old Isobel Lee moves into the gatehouse of what was once the old asylum. A reluctant medium, it is with dismay she realises there is a terrible secret here - one desperate to be heard. Angry and upset, Isobel baulks at what she must now face. But with the help of local dark arts practitioner, Branwen, face it she must.
This is a dark story of human cruelty, folklore and superstition. But the human spirit can and will prevail...unless of course, the wrath of the fae is incited...
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 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)
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.
‘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.
Ellie Blake is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Deciding to move back to her northern roots, she and her psychiatrist husband buy Tanners Dell at auction - an old water mill in the moorland village of Bridesmoor.
However, there is disquiet in the village. Tanners Dell has a terrible secret, one so well guarded no one speaks its name. But in her search for meaning and very much alone, Ellie is drawn to traditional witchcraft and determined to pursue it. All her life she has been cowed. All her life she has apologised for her very existence. And witchcraft has opened a door she could never have imagined. Imbued with power and overawed with its magick, for the first time she feels she has come home, truly knows who she is.
Tanners Dell though, with its centuries old demonic history...well, it's a dangerous place for a novice...
A STAND-ALONE NOVEL, WHICH CAN ALSO BE READ AS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE FATHER OF LIES TRILOGY.
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.
A Haunting Supernatural Thriller by the author of bestselling occult horror trilogy, Father of Lies.
REVENGE WAS NEVER THIS WICKED! For decades, this lonely English mining village has harboured an intricate web of jealousy, rage and deceit ....all carefully woven and interlaced with dark witchcraft....and it's about to come to fruition.
CONTAINS LOCAL ENGLISH DIALECT!
'It is 1951 and a remote mining village on the North Staffordshire Moors is hit by one of the worst snowstorms in living memory. Cut off for over three weeks, the old and the sick will die; the strongest bunker down; and those with evil intent will bring to its conclusion a family vendetta spanning three generations.
Inspired by a true event, 'The Soprano' tells the story of Grace Holland - a strikingly beautiful, much admired local celebrity who brings glamour and inspiration to the grimy moorland community. But why is Grace still here? Why doesn't she leave this staunchly Methodist, rain-sodden place and the isolated farmhouse she shares with her mother?
Riddled with witchcraft and tales of superstition, the story is mostly narrated by the Whistler family who own the local funeral parlour, in particular six year old Louise - now an elderly lady - who recalls one of the most shocking crimes imaginable.'
What happens when a baby goes missing?
Twenty-two years ago, Erin and Vicky’s parents were killed in an explosion.
Now grown up, Erin and Vicky – who have been separated – are unaware they are siblings. But when Vicky is called to her great-aunt’s deathbed, she learns that she isn’t alone after all.
But where is Erin? Vicky’s search begins…
Elsewhere, Christine has problems of her own. In the first week of her new job, she makes a disturbing discovery and is struggling to come to terms with impending motherhood.
Vicky is almost ready to give up her search when an old foster mother calls with shocking news.
What links Vicky and Christine?
Will Vicky ever find her sister?
And can Christine’s baby escape the past that befell her mother?
Forced to call on resources she didn't know she possessed and thrust headlong into the violence of a situation for which nothing could have prepared her, Stella’s suddenly face to face with the stark reality of medical experimentation and its horrifying consequences.
But in a world of uncertainties, she’s sure of one thing - this hero stuff really isn't her. Normal, or as near as damn it is what she wants, and if that means smothering her instincts and adjusting her expectations well so be it. At least she'll know should she slip off the wagon occasionally, it'll be choice not chance, and to suit herself.
Isn't it a fact though, just when you think you've got yourself on track, events can overtake and derail you?
Relatively Strange, the first in the Strange Series introduces Stella; her irreverent sense of humour, the conviction she always knows best and an overdeveloped sense of justice. Throw into the mix a complete inability to keep her nose out of other people's business and some serious psi abilities, and results are as unpredictably uncomfortable as you might expect.
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!
2016 WINNER-Beverly Hills Books Awards - Best Thriller
2016 FINALIST - Eric Hoffer Book Award
2015 WINNER National Indie Excellence Award - Best Thriller
"A classic addition to the noir genre."--San Francisco Book Review (5 of 5 Stars)
When a suspect dies on his watch, failure pushes Alaskan detective Qigiq to San Francisco--the land of technology--to regroup. His new fast-driving partner, Kandy Dreeson, calls at dawn: a beautiful avant-garde violinist is at the station freaking out about an Amazon box--and her missing roommate. Thus begins the hunt for a killer who leaves behind a torrent of body parts, videos of heinous crimes, and deadly explosions.
Suspenseful and grisly with humor and seduction, Mash Up is a riveting read of intertwined action from the first sentence. High-speed chase suspenseful, exploding with power-struggle intrigue, and awash in Silicon Valley innovation; Mash Up captures the enchantment of the Internet Age, and the deadly power of a file copy.
"Klingler's new thriller is a ride into the dark side of computers and comedy...definitely has a Quentin Tarantino-feel to it."--San Francisco Book Review
"A thoughtful, well-constructed tale."--Kirkus Reviews
He had found exactly the right spot in the woods. A little clearing, green and dim, encircled by tall trees. He would bring his lovely Helen here… This time, it was going to be perfect.
When Alicia Bryson returns to her childhood home in a tiny Yorkshire village, she finds her estranged father frail and unable to care for himself. Her daughter Jenny is delighted at the prospect of a whole summer playing in the woods at the bottom of the garden, but as soon as Alicia sets foot in Lower Banford, strange and disturbing memories begin to plague her. What happened in her father’s house, all those years ago?
But coping with the uncertainty and arranging Bob's care plan aren’t Alicia’s only problems. Unknown to her, she has a stalker. Someone is watching, waiting, making plans of his own. To him, Alicia and Jenny are his beautiful Helens… and they should be in Paradise.
'An emotionally intelligent thriller - a little gem of a book.' --Caro Ramsay , International best-selling author
'Menace crackles through the prose in Linda Huber's disturbing thriller The Paradise Trees.' --We Love This Book
'I was gripped by the incredible writing style; the ability to keep the reader guessing and the love that the family share... I am glad I read this book.' --Newbooks Magazine
A psychological page-turner, perfect for fans of Linda Green, Alex Marwood and Sophie Hannah
Dead Secret: A Tony Gabriel paranormal mystery thriller
"It was obvious from the day he was born that the Gabriel boy took after his mother in every way. He would be a marked man from birth to death . . ."
Investigative journalist Tony Gabriel inherits a bizarre mystery when he is left the research papers and books of a long-dead Cambridge historian - and a human skull. With no clue to the meaning of this mysterious legacy, Tony puts his years as a reporter to use to investigate who he really is - and is stunned by what he uncovers.
"Suddenly, all the rules of his life seemed to have been broken at once."
Tony's investigations lead him to The Chadwick Foundation - a wealthy and secretive institution whose beliefs in the paranormal both repel and attract him. Are they just rich, powerful people playing an elaborate game, or have they truly gained paranormal powers to penetrate the mystery of the future?
Eve Canning is the keeper of The Foundation's secrets, a powerful and enigmatic woman whose regal beauty turns Tony’s search for the truth into a very personal quest - and his life and beliefs upside down.
And she seems to know more about Tony than he knows about himself. Is he from an ordinary suburban background, as he believes? Or is he descended from the Bourbon Kings and Queens of France - possessing royal blood in his veins and inherited psychic gifts?
"You see more than ordinary people. It's in your blood."
Tony is bewildered by the horrifying conspiracy he begins to unravel. Can human heads really be used to predict the future of entire nations? Why would the immensely wealthy Chadwick Foundation pay $7 million for the skull of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev? Is the British government and its intelligence services involved? When Tony witnesses the Home Secretary die in an elaborate sex ritual at a Belgravia dinner party he knows he has gone too far to back away.
He also discovers that Eve's form of lovemaking is addictive - and has a price. She is a sadist who specialises in erotic asphyxiation. And she has revived a ritual form of sex from French revolutionary times that literally makes death an aphrodisiac.
"Are you afraid of me? She asked. Yes, he said. . “.
Tony has more to fear than just the Chadwick Foundation. Sinister French scientist César Casimir - expelled from the Pasteur Institute under a cloud - wants to make Tony the subject of an experiment to prove the existence of precognitive powers - but it is an experiment conceived in hell, where success means death.
“I am the keeper of a great secret. I have been looking for someone worth sharing it with.”
When Tony is initiated by Eve and her paranormal cult into the ultimate terrifying secret, he has a decision to make that can cost him his life: he can achieve a form of immortality but only by risking everything.
What Reviewers said about this paranormal mystery thriller
"This is a fascinating, and spine-chilling tale told by a Master of the craft of writing and is one of the few genuinely 'unputdownable' books I have read."
"Dead Secret is a story that has it all: a terrific plot that interweaves eternal youth with alchemy and conspiracy theories; money like you've never dreamed of, sex exactly as you've dreamed of, and death as it's never quite been portrayed before, and that portrayal is a nightmare."
"Dead Secret" contains several scenes of highly unusual and graphically-depicted sex. Don't try this at home - unless you're sure what you're doing.”
This novel is a delight from start to finish - covering everything from mediums, through telepathy, clairvoyance, apparitions, Jung and synchronicity, the I-Ching, numerology, physiognomy, out of body experiences - not forgetting a secret, dangerous sexual rite which leads to such intense pleasure that it can trip the mind into a higher state of consciousness - and even kill.”
A Darkly Disturbing Supernatural Horror
Ruby is the most violently disturbed psychiatric patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. After two years with no improvement, psychiatrist Jack McGowan, eventually decides to take a risk and hypnotises her. With terrifying consequences.
A horrific, dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team, as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby's shocking and sinister past. Who is this girl? And how did she manage to survive such unimaginable evil?
Set in a desolate ex-mining village, where secrets are tightly kept and incomers hounded out, their questions soon lead to a haunted mill, the heart of darkness...and The Father of Lies.
...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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
1149 was a violent year in the Forest of Dean.
Today, nearly 900 years later, the forest village of Monkspike sits brooding. There is a sickness here passed down through ancient lines, one noted and deeply felt by Sylvia Massey, the new psychologist. What is wrong with nurse, Belinda Sully's, son? Why did her husband take his own life? Why are the old people in Temple Lake Nursing Home so terrified? And what are the lawless inhabitants of nearby Wolfs Cross hiding?
It is a dark village indeed, but one which has kept its secrets well. That is until local girl, Kezia Elwyn, returns home as a practising Satanist, and resurrects a hellish wrath no longer containable. Burdo, the white monk, will infest your dreams....This is pure occult horror and definitely not for the faint of heart...
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?
(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).
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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?
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.
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.
Death is a heartbeat away—
Grab your copy of this action-packed anthology and join the fight for survival.
Thirteen medical thrillers—written by Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestsellers—fill your Kindle with high-stakes adventures. These full-length novels with wide-ranging appeal include the best of the best at the FBI, the CIA, the police, private security, and military special forces.
Can these heroes win the day against those who would use medical science for their darkest deeds?
Readers who have enjoyed Michael Crichton, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacci, Danielle Girard, Kendra Elliot, Tim Tigner and Sandra Brown have also enjoyed:
Judith Lucci, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon International Bestseller, Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center
Mardi Gras Takes A Bloody Turn
The wife of Louisiana's Governor is discovered in her hospital bed unconscious and covered with blood.
Fiona Quinn, USA Today Bestseller, Kindle Scout Winner, Thorn
Thorn Has Met His Match
Retired Navy Seal, turned Iniquus security operative, Thorn Iverson is heading home from Brussels when the call comes in.
Edwin Dasso, USA Today Best-Selling Author, Empty Promises
Big pharma is buying all the politicians in D.C., plotting to unleash their new, but deadly, super-narcotic on the American public.
Jenifer Ruff, USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author, Everett
At Everett College, perfection in medical school has a DARK side…
Audrey J Cole, USA Today bestselling author, The Recipient
Sergeant Wade McKinnon knows who killed Samantha the moment he arrives at her crime scene. Problem is, he watched her killer die a year ago.
Chris Patchell, Award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Dark Harvest
What is the sinister motive lurking behind the disappearance of pregnant women in Seattle, Washington?
Timothy Browne- USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author, Tree Of Life
A massive earthquake hits Eastern Turkey, the ancient area of Mesopotamia, unveiling hidden secrets and opening an epic battle between good and evil.
JD Lasica, Amazon Bestselling Author, Biohack
An elite hacker and covert ops specialist, finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that the parents who raised her were imposters. What price would you pay to know the truth?
Inge-Lise Goss, Multi-Award Winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, No Freedom
Can humans survive the android uprising and the horrific medical procedures that occur to humans who don't obey them?
Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid, Multi-Award Winning Authors, Dead Air
Talk is cheap, but when this radio host takes action, she may pay the ultimate price.
Eric J. Gates, Multiple-Award Winning Thriller Writer, the CULL – Bloodline
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI.
The body count rises… and the hunters become the hunted!
JT Sawyer, Amazon Bestselling Author, Counterstrike
Join Mitch and Dev as they head across the globe in pursuit of a deadly pathogen that has fallen into the wrong hands.
Dan Alatorre, USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author, Rogue Elements,
While investigating the death of his partner, a private detective risks becoming the killer’s next victim—but the onset of his debilitating condition may kill him before the murderer gets a chance.
Grab your copy, and set your pulse racing with these thirteen medical thrillers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Caught up in the fog of a dream that feels too much like reality, Troy’s awakening will be one of calmness, followed by disappointment.
Misunderstood, as a young man growing up, trouble and hardship seem to follow him from adolescence to adulthood. He decides to dig deeper for the truth that will free him from the grips of a fatalistic life.
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.
Night Moves The Science Of Making Him Fall In Love With YouDid you know that red lipstick will attract more men then what you wear? Did you know that if you maintain eye contact with a man for several seconds, phenylethylamine or PEA is released, inducing the feeling of love?You see there are tactics, steeped in science, that a woman can execute to lure a man into falling for her.I call these tactics, Night Moves!This Book Gives You The Advantages You Need To Get a Man To Fall In Love With You Based on The Science of Love.Can you imagine? You walk into a your chosen social venue and start picking out the men you are interested in. Next, you start to do the things that will make them notice you and not others. Then, once they approach (or you approach them) you start talking in their language creating an atmosphere so powerful that they start to equate you with everything they love.The Science of Love is Powerful Stuff!Night Moves Will:Tell you what to wear based on scienceDescribe the 5 steps that must occur for love to happenExplain how similarities are key to attraction and how to create themMake you a body language pro so you can recognize what is working and what is notHelp you learn his love language so you can quickly build intimacyTeach you the power of the killer compliment!You have, in the clutches of your nicely manicured hands, the keys to making a man fall in love with you. It’s like a big magic wand you can use to bring in the man of your dreams. There is no game playing here, there are no mean tricks or underhanded methods. It’s all straight science and, if you choose to buy this dating book, you will know how to use it.Ladies, you are going to love this book. Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button’ NOWAbout the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches both men and women in how to become more confident in both your ‘regular’ life and your dating life.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!
A Darkly Disturbing Occult Horror Novel
The Sequel to Father of Lies
Following the hypnosis of violently disturbed psychiatric patient, Ruby Dean, an unholy dark force was unleashed on the medical staff who tried to help her. Now only one of the original team remains - Ward Sister, Becky.
Despite her fiancé, D.I. Ross, being unconscious and many of her colleagues either dead or critically ill, Becky is determined to rescue Ruby's twelve year old daughter from a similar fate to her mother. But no one asking questions in the desolate mining village Ruby descends from ever comes to a good end. And as the diabolical history of the area is gradually revealed, it seems the evil invoked is now both real and contagious.
Don't turn the lights out yet!
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?
An incredibly entertaining and compelling story… I could not put this one down. - Jessica Rachow Book Reviews
A brilliant story full of intrigue and mystery…keeping me hooked throughout - Black Book Blogs
A plot full of tension and (impossible) choices made for one great read - The Magic of Wor(l)ds
In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.
After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?
Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?
Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?
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.
(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.
(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
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
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.
The Glass Harmonica: A Julia Franklin crime mystery
Julia Franklin is an international concert pianist who is losing her nerve. Thousands of adoring fans pack the concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic. But Julia can’t shake off her nightmares or the fear that her career may be over. What Julia doesn’t know is that stage fright is the least of her problems. She has no idea that she is heir to a 200-year-old bequest worth a billion dollars - enough to bankrupt America's oldest bank when the bequest it holds in trust matures.
Miles Bartholemew, son of the president of Bartholemew Equity and Trust, is trying to atone for his wild youth by working in the public defender’s office in Sacramento, California, helping kids get off crime charges. Miles is stunned to learn on TV news that his grandfather, Nathaniel Bartholemew, has blown his brains out at the age of 91. Miles hasn’t had any contact with the family for six years but now he receives a letter from his father in Boston. It contains a $1,000 dollar bill and a single line of shaky handwriting:
“I must talk to you urgently. Please come home.”
His father tells Miles that the family bank was subject to a financial experiment by U.S. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Over 200 years, the small account left by Franklin has amassed more than a billion dollars in interest - and the account is due to mature in two months’ time. It will wipe out the family bank - unless Miles can find the beneficiaries of the Franklin trust and deal with them - permanently - before time runs out.
“There is a way we can use this information if you've got the balls for it,” Charlie said. “We can use it to stack the deck in our favour.”
Miles finds himself in a remote town, engaging the services of an unsavoury ex-cop turned private eye to find all the Franklin heirs still living in the U.S. so that he can pay them a visit.
Julia receives disquieting news from her agent about a distant relative in the States - a warehouse manager who claimed descent from Franklin. He died as the victim of a bizarre “accident”. Other people are victims of equally mysterious “accidents” - a woman teacher drowns in a boating lake. An academic researcher has his neck broken by a falling window.
Julia is contacted by Emil Roland, head of a secretive society dedicated to the Glass Harmonica - a keyboard instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin, and reputed to have the power both to heal sick minds - and to drive listeners insane. Roland explains that his secret society is one of the Franklin heirs and offers his protection. Julia also seeks help from an exotic and dominating music therapist, Valentina Dresden.
Miles Bartholemew arrives anonymously in Britain and visits the east end to engage seedy private detective ‘Dixie’ Dixwell. The detective uncovers evidence of crime but before he can pass it on, he too falls victim to a mystery “accident”.
Miles contrives a meeting with Julia and flatters her. The charming young Bostonian invites her to meet him for a visit to a piano factory in the East End of London. But when she arrives Julia, too, is victim of a near fatal accident - almost falling into a vat of molten glass.
Julia tries to get the London police to act but the by-the-book inspector she talks to insists there is no evidence of foul play. Julia retreats to the safety of Valentina Dresden’s home and a super-exclusive country club for the super wealthy. Here Valentina inveigles her into a bizarre human hunt - before persuading Julia to stand up to the man who is threatening her by hunting him down.
She has no inkling that the secret society protecting her has been waiting and watching in the shadows for two centuries for its moment to fulfil an ancient destiny by arranging fatal ‘accidents’ for all the beneficiaries of the Franklin bequest and claim the prize.
From the US shores to London, France and Spain, death stalks Stella and Carter as they follow the Peacetaker's bloody trail....
Ribbons of Death (Book 1)Three months after surviving a deadly riot in Cairo, Timothy Carter is compelled to track down Stella Hunter, a disgraced academic whose book could be the key to deciphering whether the legend of the Peacetaker is more than a dusty myth. She might be a recluse, and people think she’s crazy, but she’s his only hope to find answers to questions he’s been asking himself since receiving the scars that now mar his face.
The Harmony Scroll (Book 2)
Almost a year to date from the time Carter braved a horrible blizzard just to be able to knock on Stella Hunter’s door, the two are following a trail again—this time searching for a mysterious scroll that a few unreliable historians documented in the course of time.
The Byzantine Connection (Book 3)
Stella Hunter is an obsessive reader of all myths and legends. She and her long-time boyfriend, Carter, go to visit their old friend and priest at his church. There the journey begins when Carter sees an old Oriental couple pray, then leave the worship decades younger than when they walked in minutes before. Their story surrounds a bizarre and poorly chiseled granite statue delivered to the church. But is it just an ugly statue?
Evidence Ignored presents an unfiltered account of the events that led to the tragedy at Columbine High School. Despite the mountain of police reports, journal writings, video and audio transcripts that have been released, the general public knows only what has been presented to them; information distilled by a variety of law enforcement officials and journalists. No understanding of this senseless attack can be gained if we ignore vital pieces of information. Evidence Ignored seeks to set the record straight, outlining all that is known about Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in hopes that it will help to open a dialogue of how we, as a society, can better recognize at-risk kids and step in before we face yet another Columbine.
How far are you willing to go to change your life?
Deserted by her husband and with her career in the doldrums, Scottish academic Layla Sutherland longs to escape her dull existence.
Half a world away, Australian journalist Stevie Nightingale is desperate to shed her identity.
The two are brought together in an improbable partnership by Professor James Blunstone, a celebrated Edinburgh neurosurgeon whose earth-shattering discovery tempts them to take an incredible leap of faith into an exciting new reality.
But when Layla and Stevie literally exchange lives to help further the professor’s clandestine research, the outcome is chilling. What dark secrets has each woman been hiding from the other? And who is the sinister figure whose terrifying stalking campaign threatens to send the unethical experiment veering off course?
Set against the Gothic backdrop of Bram Stoker’s Buchan coastline, in North-east Scotland, 'And I Am You' is a contemporary psychological thriller that spins a shadowy tale of three ordinary people who, in daring to crack the age-old mystery of consciousness, learn the true cost of tampering with our sense of self.
I Can Help You Stop Feeling Like Crap! Get a Plan to Recover from Your Breakup from a Life Coach!This book is written for women only. You gals have specific stuff happening inside you and the last thing you need is a "one size fits all" coed read.
You feel like total crap, I get it, and you need some motivation to get you out of bed. I can supply that in spades. Understand what is happening inside youProcess these feelingsGrieve but with a time limitFollow my unorthodox plan Come out the other side a new woman, ready to kick some male butt!You have, in the clutches of your nicely manicured hands, the keys to recovering from this devastating breakup and then returning with a vengeance!Your friends and family are telling you to get back on the horse – not to be afraid – to forget that jerk and meet someone new. I agree with all of that, but I don’t agree with the timing. Heck, you may still be in shock - the last thing you can think about is another guy.Before you can get back out there, you need to process the breakup. There are many things going on in your mind and body that you need to address. These effects are hampering your progress. Inside you will Get my 14 Survival TacticsHi I'm Gregg. I have sold a quarter million books. I am a dating coach AND a life coach. This is a great advantage for you. The life coach will get you motivated and the dating coach will prepare you for love again. You are in good hands. I’m the guy who actually talks to his lady readers through his books and doesn’t just sell you a copy and wish you the best! My email resides inside the book. I am surrounded by (and coach) women psychologists and psychiatrists that help me understand you too.As a bonus, you get my best selling eBook, Own Your Tomorrow 14 Steps to Prepare for Love. I know you are not ready to love again yet, but trust me, you will be after this read!This Breakup Recovery Book is split into three phases:Phase 1 explains to you everything that’s going on in your mind and body and gives you the strategies to counter these things.Phase 2 takes you through the process of healing from the breakup. You’ll find strategies for proceeding through your pain into a healthier, more independent and ready for a relationship you.Phase 3, you are going to move forward. We’re going to examine a few topics of importance like where happiness comes from, setting boundaries and how to know when you’re really in love, just to name a few.This is your time, while you are single, to pull yourself back together into a stronger, confident woman who chooses great men! Gone are the days of being grateful to be chosen by a man who turns out to be a loser.Rest assured, I plan to take it slow, but I am your coach and I am going to push you, just a bit at times, to help you recover and become the best version of you possible!Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Now’ button NOW. About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches men and women on how to become more confident in both their ‘regular’ lives and their dating lives.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!
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.
The Trouble With Liam is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through the tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind, all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on.
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
Her tribe is shattered. Her parents are gone.
When eight-year-old Samara faces the capture of her tribe, an unimaginable power awakens within her. Even as this magic threatens to consume her, a disembodied voice intervenes, offering guidance and helping her control these newfound abilities.
Meanwhile, Samara’s father chases his wife’s captors across an unfamiliar terrain. But can Orin find his wife in time to save her? Will Samara learn to control her power and reunite with her family? And who is the mysterious entity traveling with her?
When O'shay London met Sanaa Holland, it was an instant attraction.
They dated for a while and found themselves in love with each other.
As the couple grapples with the circumstances that change their lives forever, the question of what truly bonded them arose, is it...
LOVE, LUST or OBSESSION ?
At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur detective tale, and an intriguing narrative engaging with social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture during the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, assumes the role of amateur detective, and finds herself battling financial tycoons, corrupt politicians, and the treacherous Baja drug cartel in her search to uncover the truth.
Jenny’s investigation also takes her into the liminal world of undocumented immigrants, which leads her to seek the help of the handsome director of an immigrant rights organization to whom she is strongly attracted. But will the deadly enmity of the rich end her budding romance?
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.
Murder on the Sky Ride, Fiction/Mystery
This novel is full of action and good detective work. It also gives a picture of the diverse ethnic and cultural makeup of Texas. It gives a private view of two Texas families, one whose members range from dope smuggler to successful attorney-politician, and the other ranging from a hot-head Chicano activist to a Texas Ranger.
Some of the characters: Gar Garcia, Texas Ranger under special orders of the governor; Steve Pearce, 21, ex-convict, trying to stay out of trouble but not succeeding; Johnny Diaz, almost, but not quite, bad to the bone; Burke Masters, big man with big money; and Hawknose, career criminal.
The story is set in San Marcos, Texas, at an amusement park located where the San Marcos River, as a giant spring, wells up out of the ground cool and clear. San Marcos is a real city but events and characters portrayed there are fictional. Real people are mentioned, such as Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, but are not characters.
Historical notes about the Texas Rangers are accurate. The mammalian diving reflex described in the novel is accurate, as well as the homicide exclusion in insurance policies, and oil field technicalities, but events surrounding them are fictional.
The story takes place in 1978 when detectives had to work harder than now. They had two-way radios, telephone beepers, but no cell phones or personal computers. Most police departments had no computers at all. Police reports were laboriously typed out by hand over several carbon copies, the last of which were barely legible. Police work was real work. Go along with Texas Ranger Gar Garcia as he works through clues, diversions, and deception.
Murder on the Sky Ride, 6X9, 300 Pages, ISBN 978 098 4989 706, paperback or e-book.
After years of struggling alone after her husband dies, Stephanie Dennard she is suddenly swept off her feet and finds comfort in the arms of a new man, a handsome smooth talking truck driver named Mike.
Mike soon moves into the home Stephanie shares with her young daughter, Anita, a teen who possesses exotic features much like her father. LaSonya, on the other hand, looked just like her mother.
Anita and LaSonya, both, dislike Mike but is their dislike for him misplaced or is there a more sinister side to him that hasn’t yet surfaced?
Stella Hunter is an obsessive reader of all myths and legends. She and her long-time partner, Carter, go to visit their old friend and priest at his church. There the journey begins when Carter sees an old Oriental couple pray, then leave the worship decades younger than when they walked in minutes before. Their story surrounds a bizarre and poorly chiseled granite statue delivered to the church. But is it just an ugly statue? They all too soon discover it is an emissary out of folklore legend, tempting and granting wishes, with an unfortunate trade-off for its victims.
The new world order is getting ready to rule mankind. Racing into action it becomes clear for the retired FBI contractor, Carter, and his gregarious partner, Dr. Stella Hunter, that the past is not over, as unsolved mysteries become key in finding out what really happened in the Detroit cathedral.
A cruel and mercurial ancient deity, stranded on Earth for thousands of years, has been searching for his means to escape from his earthly confinement. The only two artifacts that will do the job, the Seals of Eternity, have been lost in the sands of time. Sed, the mysterious and shadowy figure of jackal, has killed thousands in his relentless search for the Seals. The 21st century sees him taking over bodies of delegates attending an archeological convention in Miami, in pursuit of the knowledge about the two Seals. The left-handed seal is on exhibit in a local museum. The academic who curates the traveling exhibition is a Serbian war-criminal, hiding under a dead man’s identity. Sed, whether as a shadow or wearing someone’s body, has been tracking him across two continents just to be able to see one artifact that is not only a key to his prison, but a powerful energy conduit linked to all cosmic creation. The problem is that Sed needs both Seals, the left and the right-handed one, to close the loop that will guarantee him immortality…and in the process obliterate his current dimension and all creation in it.
Stella Hunter, although no longer a history professor, has been asked to present a paper at the Miami convention. Her family will be there to lend their support to their gregarious and irascible wife and mother. Since the convention is an international affair, Stella hopes to connect with many colleagues, including her best-friend-and-best-enemy, the San Francisco museum curator, Dr. Abigail McEwen.
When Stella’s husband, Carter, takes their adoptive son, Gabriel, to see the newly opened exhibit of recently discovered ancient treasures in a museum in Coral Gables, he has no idea that once again the doomsday clock started ticking.
Conjuring for Beginners: A Rosa Daniels crime mystery
Rosa Daniels takes time off from her job as features editor of Woman Today and travels to Switzerland to bury her father, a charismatic confidence trickster. Ferdy Daniels died alone and penniless in a remote Swiss village, after a lifetime of high level swindles, newspaper headlines, and spells in jail.
Rosa attends his funeral but only from a sense of duty. Masked men burst in on the funeral service at gunpoint and open the coffin - the first of a series of incidents in which victims of Ferdy, including intelligence services, disrupt Rosa’s formerly cool well-ordered existence.
Rosa has inherited her father’s good looks. But to her this is merely a burden – every man she meets wants to add her to a conquest list - one more thing for which she blames Ferdy. In reaction to Ferdy’s wild ways, Rosa has become very careful – perhaps too careful.
An unreliable obituary of Ferdy appears in The Times, claiming that he was a spy, an international businessman and the author of a book manuscript entitled Conjuring for Beginners. Rosa discovers to her horror that she is the target of violent people from Ferdy’s past who are convinced that she has inherited the manuscript.
Rosa is mugged on the train and her flat is ransacked. Police and intelligence services are reluctant to help her as they, too, believe she is in league with her dead father. She is blackmailed by retired MI6 officer, Harold Stainley, into helping him by meeting the retired head of the KGB, Vladimir Malakov, codenamed Wolf, in Britain to contact her about Ferdy.
Rosa sets about unravelling the mystery of Ferdy’s biggest con. She traces three people from Ferdy’s past who seem to hold clues.
Part Two - Ferdy
After leaving the Army, Ferdy Daniels conceives a dangerous plan. He knows of the obsession of KGB General Malakov to find a cache of stolen Nazi gold. He sets up a sting. But Ferdy’s plan goes wrong in a way no one could have foreseen. He is arrested by the Stasi on orders from Moscow, to be used as a pawn in exchange for two Soviet spies.
These events lead to Ferdy's biggest and most audacious sting which he practises on Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service. When SIS wakes up to Ferdy’s sting, it is time for him to disappear for good.
With her father's enemies on her tail, Rosa must unravel Ferdy’s web of deceits and intrigues herself, to stay alive. But to understand her father’s actions, she must learn to become as quick-witted and cunning as Ferdy. She must learn the art of conjuring.
A history buff and an FBI contractor are searching for a mysterious scroll that a few unreliable historians documented across the centuries. It is rumored the scroll has the power to remove the curse hanging over the head of a young child.
The incantation seared into the gold or calfskin scroll (no two historians can agree on the medium) is a powerful tenet, thought to be capable of removing all curses, ancient and modern. Stella clings to her belief that she’ll be able to find the lost scroll. After all, if a certain amulet can transform an otherwise normal eight year old into the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, it’s only a matter of time before another unscrupulous historian appears on the scene, eager to make a profit from the child’s misfortune. The last time young Gabriel Kraft was used as a tool of destruction, Carter was still able to remove the foul artifact from the boy’s neck. Next time may not be so lucky. The scroll may be lost in history, but Stella knows it exists and that is good enough for her to set out on yet another dangerous quest.
Carter thinks she’s being insanely optimistic, but follows in her footsteps because more than one life depends on his protection. He’s not entirely sure who or what the little boy Stella adopted is, but as a father who lost his teenage daughter to tragedy, he sees a child holding on to his mother’s hand.
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.
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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.
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?
The last words of a dying teenage car thief set off a race across Europe to find an SUV that may be harboring a terrible secret. If the device that could be hiding in the truck, fell into the hands of those who murdered its inventors, the world would usher in a new unprecedented era of terrorism. Carter knows that it’s no coincidence that his old FBI boss, Agent Saunders reaches out to him once again—two days before Carter and Stella are to leave on vacation—for Europe. The only reason why he reluctantly agrees to help is because he knows only too well what would happen if the device was weaponized. The car theft ring spans two continents and the police on both ends have been watching it for some time. Still, no one, least of all Carter would have thought that beside the dangerous invention that may be hiding in the SUV, other far more deadlier goods are being smuggled out of California’s laboratories.
Within seventy-two hours of landing in Nice, Carter and Stella are in the proverbial eye of the storm. What swirls around them in a deadly funnel is a chilling conspiracy that reaches the highest spheres of money and political power in Europe. And just as Carter is asking himself whether the vacation could get any more dangerous, something even more sinister than political machinations rises in their path. A mythological entity that even Stella thought was a pure myth, forces them to take a challenge neither is prepared for.
Do You Know Your Enemies? Have You Lost Your Credibility?
"I am only aware of fear. It so consumes me that every cell in my body screams for relief. My life goes on and there is nothing in it but fear, loss and terror."
Retired Army Major and physician Sonia Amon, weak, brutalized and incapacitated from injuries received from her terrorist father, travels to Germany with CIA handler Jeff Hansen. As she struggles to deplane she wonders who ordered the assassination of her fiance, Colonel Paul Grayson. At Ramstein AFB, Sonia learns that things are not as they appear but residual damage from a flash-bang grenade and PTSD damage her credibility.
A continuing story of love, survival, vulnerability and grit from USA Today and WSJ best selling author, Judith Lucci.
If you like David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Tim Tigner and Danielle Girard, you'll love Judith Lucci.
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.
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 book of clear verse. Geese migrate through its lines. Tall ships leave Liverpool Bay. An iceberg breaks free of Antarctica. Ivory burns in Kenya. The healing of the rift between nations is contemplated. An exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art is visited. The crossing of the Rubicon is dared. Franz Kafka writes his tales. The spirit of T.S. Eliot revisits The Waste Land. Shakespeare drinks with his acting company. Autumn in Yerevan, Armenia, is mirrored. Utopia is mused on. Childhood is remembered. Love celebrated. Archie Leach sails from Bristol to New York. Matthew Flinders becomes the first man to circumnavigate Australia. Noah's ark moors on mount Ararat. The death of the last white rhinoceros is lamented. Weland the smith lifts his hammer. Hugh Minn finds an alien in his loft. Various other visions and inspirations are explored. Readers of these lines will hopefully find them worthy of study.
Suzy is a survivor - but her husbands aren't. In "Undetected," Suzy Perry, a lovely and accomplished older woman, marries into a new family in Westchester County, NY. Little does her new family suspect that she's a black widow who has dispatched two husbands in other parts of the country.
A narcissist who lacks empathy, Suzy manages to charm most people she meets and disguise her demons - until she's ready to strike. As the story unfolds, her new husband's son, a journalist, tries to find out something about her past, which she's loath to talk about. As his questions mount, he hires a private detective to delve into her past - and what emerges, which often seems circumstantial, is troubling.
When the evidence reaches what seems to be a tipping point, the new husband confronts Suzy with some of it, and she senses the jig may be up. Then Suzy is on the run, fleeing back into a comforting friendship from her past that she sees as a port of refuge. Her flight takes her across the country, and into a new place with a new name. Will she really get away with it all?
We're all products of our comparisons. What we think of ourselves, the way we feel and how we behave are affected by the comparisons we make. The comparison-generating properties of social media mean this is more relevant today than every before.
Our comparisons also influence the everyday decisions we reach, often to our disadvantage. From eating to investing, driving to buying and working to dating, we can use them far better than we do.
In the "Power of Comparison" you'll learn how to tackle the mental health problems comparisons can cause as well as ways to turn them to your psychological, physical and financial advantage. It's an essential manual for better living in this exciting, yet challenging, new era.
Personal account of work related experiences, with reflections on childhood, education, career, and wisdom over a lifetime. Noteworthy thoughts from a successful, energetic, active anesthesiologist. Disclaimer: This book is based on the writer’s interpretation of his life and his career in medicine. Many names, places, events, and dates have been changed. Everything is seen through the prism of the writer’s memory. Nothing can be assumed to have actually happening as described. Jonathan Kelley was born in Boston, and educated at Exeter and Princeton, then Harvard Medical School, after a year teaching English in Cali, Colombia. He was a Navy doctor during Viet Nam. He spent the middle decades of his life working in a community hospital in Northern California. An anesthesiologist by training in his conventional career, he is a chef, pianist, and actor in his artistic life. He performed thirteen seasons between 2005 and 2018 as Mr. Cormack, in Spanish and English in a Christmas play, "Too Many Tamales," produced by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. He portrays a desert hippie commune leader "Gary" in the 2019 movie, "Amor en 266 Millas,” and mental patient "Stan" in the 2014 film "Beauty In The Broken." In addition to playing the occasional piano gig, he cooks with coconuts, creates hats, baskets, and placemats from coconut palm fronds, and makes bowls from coconut shells. He bakes pies, and croissants flavored with coconut milk. Jonathan is re-inventing himself as a neon artist, first with a neon coconut palm tree, then with "Newgrange Neon Spiral," patterned after a rock-carved spiral in front of a 5,000 year old megalithic tomb in Ireland. Jonathan's wife is the lovely Puerto Rican actress Gloria Laino. They share a life together as richly contrasting as the flavors of Puerto Rican arroz con gandules served next to New England style cranberry sauce, all seasoned by their border collie, Wonder.
The receipt of an ancient parchment with an imprint of black-hand is only the beginning of something more terrible than Carter and Stella ever imagined. As Carter attempts to figure out the meaning of the strange parchment, he is thrust into a bizarre plot involving a billionaire’s child bride, a Scotland Yard Inspector, an eccentric academic, various thugs and his murdered friend’s adopted child.
When gifted young doctor Ambrosia Severn takes a beach vacation to California to go treasure hunting, she is pleasantly surprised to see a naked man walking out of the surf.
Niven, the man whose excellent collection of limbs and musculature Amy clinically evaluated and shrugged, explains calmly that someone is trying to kill her. He is a descendant of star-lords stranded on Earth thousands of years ago, and vows to protect skeptical Amy, and discover who’s trying to kill her—before it’s too late. Amy has only one question: Why? Niven has none…because he’s watched her secretly for 15 years and needs to deal with a forbidden attraction
to the woman he’s bound to keep safe. Especially when the would-be assassin is his betrothed.
This compelling series takes terror to an entirely new level
Newly retired Army physician and War College Professor Sonia Amon returns to war-torn Syria where she plans to open several medical clinics. Syrian-born Sonia possesses the cultural competency, appearance and language skills that make her an ideal operative in the Middle East. Her medical expertise adds to her strengths. But life is cheap, and her enemies are plentiful.
Terror awaits her outside of Aleppo and follows her everywhere she travels in the country.
When terror strikes, it's shocking!
"You can't put this book down..."
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.
Six short stories about energy, elections, dogs, the afterlife, politics, and insects. Jonathan Kelley was born in Boston, and educated at Exeter and Princeton, then Harvard Medical School, after a year teaching English in Cali, Colombia. He was a Navy doctor during Viet Nam. He spent the middle decades of his life working in a community hospital in Northern California. An anesthesiologist by training in his conventional career, he is a chef, pianist, and actor in his artistic life. He performed fourteen seasons between 2005 and 2019 as Mr. Cormack, in Spanish and English in a Christmas play, "Too Many Tamales," produced by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. He portrays a desert hippie commune leader "Gary" in the 2019 movie, "Amor en 266 Millas,” and mental patient "Stan" in the 2014 film "Beauty In The Broken." In addition to playing the occasional piano gig, he cooks with coconuts, creates hats, baskets, and placemats from coconut palm fronds, and makes bowls from coconut shells. He bakes pies, and croissants flavored with coconut milk. Jonathan is re-inventing himself as a neon artist, first with a neon coconut palm tree, then with "Newgrange Neon Spiral," patterned after a rock-carved spiral in front of a 5,000 year old megalithic tomb in Ireland. Jonathan's wife is the lovely Puerto Rican actress Gloria Laino. They share a life together as richly contrasting as the flavors of Puerto Rican arroz con gandules served next to New England style cranberry sauce, all seasoned by their border collie, Wonder.
Treacherous secrets – keep them or share them? A difficult decision but honesty is the best policy. Isn't it?
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Prospero is prepared to tell Leonie most of his past – if he can find her – but one of his secrets could send her running again. Another could destroy any future they might have. And one could kill her. Dare he risk it?
Leonie is terrified of the consequences of sharing any of her past with anyone. But not even Leonie knows the secrets that her very existence contains.
Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie and they could tear the world apart. Who does he turn to, and who should he share them with? If he tells the wrong person he could seal not just Leonie’s death warrant but those of millions more.
And no one has told Leonie the mystery of her necklace. When she discovers that, will she sacrifice everything and risk all that Gabriel has been working for?
Reviews for Strand of Faith.
An incredibly entertaining and compelling story… I could not put this one down. If you enjoy stories about impossible choices and tension-filled plots then Strand of Faith is for you - Jessica Rachow Book Reviews
A brilliant story full of intrigue and mystery with the main characters all interacting with each other perfectly keeping me hooked throughout - Black Book Blogs
A plot full of tension and (impossible) choices made for one great read - The Magic of Wor(l)ds
In need of a change of scenery, Detective Inspector Ricardo Arriaga boards Stella Australis for a trip around Tierra del Fuego. Before the ship reaches Cape Horn, the officer alone on the bridge is shot dead while sailing the ship a short distance across a bay. When other officers come rushing to enter the bridge, they found all doors leading to it locked from the inside. With most passengers and crew ashore on an excursion to a glacier and the runaway ship headed for shipwreck on the rocky coast, the captain is faced with overwhelming challenges.
The detective inspector eventually deduces that the death of the officer must be murder. By meticulously going through the evidence and interrogating the crew and passengers still onboard, he narrows down the suspects to nine – but who among them is the killer? The American CIA agent on a secret mission or his talented wife? The Lebanese profiteer or his Turkish mistress? The ship’s hostess and its assistant engineer getting rid of her bothersome ex-lover? The aloof British photographer affected by too many wars? The disabled Frenchman suffering from food poisoning? The ship’s doctor about to retire after having spent half a lifetime in the Middle East? And then there’s the most confounding question of all: how was the murderer able to escape with the doors locked from the inside?
There comes a moment when the detective inspector finds himself challenged by the explanations for the murders that have taken place on not only one but three different bridges, and one of these concerns his two fathers – the one he has never met and the one he is litigating.
'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
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
The year is 2063 – 27 years after magic returned to our world. Leeth has survived a childhood as the unwitting subject of Dr Harmon’s unethical experiments at the Institute for Paranormal Dysfunction. She is now an eager assassin for a government black ops department.
Her missions: seduce and destroy.
But Harmon, knowing she’s unprepared for the emotional cost of those missions, sees in that pain the key to her magical development and survival.
Magic, however, can be subtle – from shattered remnants, new seeds can grow. And when the artefact of a Death God is added to the mix, it won’t be Leeth alone who is tested.
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..
“Tactical decision-making under a king's command that reads like a classic Star Trek space battle.”
“A duology that defies easy categorization, but reaches beyond genre definitions to entice readers from military sci-fi, and political sci-fi circles alike.”
-D. Donovan - Midwest Book Review
They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.
Now, they're coming for him.
A bastard prince, born to a dishonored queen, Zrahnz is the last hope of a dying world nearly decimated after a treacherous interplanetary betrayal.
He was denied his rule, denied his birthright, and denied the one truth that would save his life.
He wasn't supposed to survive, he wasn't supposed to fight, and he wasn't supposed to receive, the
RITES OF HEIRDRON
~D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review "Rites of Heirdron is a powerful fantasy telling. Its dual focus on changing worlds and hearts moves deftly from personal to political realms. It's a recommended pick for readers who like their sci-fi spiced with more than light romance, but who want that romance wrapped in the heavier cloak of sacrifice, duty, and life-changing decisions."
~R Dzemo for Readers' Favorite "Newland Moon has the gift of integrating strong themes like love, friendship, loyalty, faith, and redemption into a beautiful story in a seamless manner. The writing is flawless, crisp, and tight, with vivid descriptions that capture the intense action excellently."
Orbs of Trenihgea: Book II
After an interplanetary betrayal nearly decimated his world, Zrahnz struggled to protect his people and reclaim his legitimacy as their ruler.
Now, he has vowed to defend the Triax planets torn asunder by a corrupt galactic council, and the “shadow whisperers” who’ve manipulated them all.
Allied with First Commander Lezayen and his QuNytwanian fleet, Zrahnz must unite the factions that deceived them in the past. The ensuing battle is for more than the survival of Triaxeyn, it’s for the liberation of the galaxy.
Iran has long wanted to overthrow the Saudi monarchy, so it can control Mecca and Medina. Will three nuclear weapons and an armored invasion let them succeed?
The two Russian agents introduced in The Second Korean War have orders to stop Iran’s plans, but to succeed they’ll need the help of the General commanding Russian forces in Syria. Convincing the General will require a persuasive, in person account by someone with direct knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program. Getting that person out of Iran...won’t be easy.
The Saudis naturally ask the US for help. But with all US military bases near Saudi Arabia recently closed, only a risky experimental program is available. Will it work in time?
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