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Nothing is as it seems. The assassination of the brother of US President Thomas Webb sparks a seemingly unrelated chain of events. These include the kidnapping of New York resident, Maya Borovkova and the poisoning of Russian general, Alexei Lukyanov.Maya's boyfriend, Sean Peters, embarks on a dangerous mission to save her. He is drawn into a world of lies and deceit as he uncovers a plot which threatens to throw the former Soviet Bloc into crisis. As he draws closer to Maya, Sean realizes that no one is who they appear to be, including Maya....

17/11/2019

“Lathan was falling, not fast or slow.  It was almost like gliding. Comfortably gliding toward a bright light. Specks of white were racing by him, or he was racing past them. He couldn't quite tell. Some lights even seemed to be circling his body. Although they zipped by quickly, the journey took a long time. Some lights pulsed and seemed to pace him. He wasn't sure what to make of that. All he felt was peace, acceptance of where he was, and where he was going.

The bright light didn't change in size, until it did. It seemed so distant for so long, never changing. Then it grew and grew. The light was getting larger rather quickly now. It was tinted gold, like yellow flames on the outside of an orb. Right when he passed through the light, those same golden flames licked at him and warmed his whole body. Before it was like traveling through a dark tunnel that was speckled with pinpricks of light, now everything was twilight and open.”

Finally free from his isolated past, Lathan Greywind is living a stable life with his wife and newborn daughter as a taiko drum coach at UC Davis. Events outside of his control force him to take action.  Faltering against the mundane and the supernatural, he is thrust into a reality he doesn't understand.  A reality filled with sentient life and power that has a will of its own. Lathan must learn to harness his newfound abilities before he can return home to his family. If he can only figure out how!

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07/11/2019

It's 1488, and eleven-year-old Anne of Brittany is thrust into a desperate situation when she becomes ruler of her duchy. Besieged on all sides, she eventually agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save Brittany from plunder.

 A fiery relationship as they unexpectedly fall in love. Yet Charles cannot shake the bad habits he brings to their marriage, and Anne cannot pull him out of his darkest depths of struggle.

Together, they usher the Italian Renaissance into France, building a glorious court at their royal residence in Amboise. But year after year, they fail to accomplish their most important  aim: to secure the future of their kingdom.

As they pursue their shared dream, will an unexpected twist of fate change the fortunes of Anne and Charles, two of fifteenth-century Europe's most star-crossed rulers?

Anne & Charles is Book One of the Anne of Brittany Series, the gripping tale of a larger than life queen. Next in the series is Anne and Louis, general fiction winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize.

 

 

 

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05/11/2019

Available in paperback, kindle and audible. A mystery with a paranormal twist in Salem Ma.  The hunt is on for a lost family treasure following clues lift 150 years before. ...

04/11/2019

In How the Blue-Tongued Skink Got His Blue Tongue, children will learn about The Garden story with a “Know What's What Tree,” about how Dinky got his blue tongue, and other facts about skinks, real animals native to Australia. Most importantly, kids will see Dinky face a bully and stand up for himself, becoming a reptilian hero. This story of good confronting evil will inspire curiosity about foundational stories, about nature, and about what it means to be a good person.  

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Breaking Point, a novel by John Rhodes, tells the story of the Battle of Britain and the men and women who fought it...

It's August, 1940. Hitler's triumphant Third Reich has crushed all Europe—except Britain. As Hitler launches a massive aerial assault, only the heavily outnumbered British RAF and the iron will of Winston Churchill can stop him. The fate of Western civilization teeters in the balance. Johnnie Shaux, a Spitfire fighter pilot, knows that the average life expectancy of a pilot is a mere five hours of operational flying time. Sooner or later his luck will run out. Yet he must constantly summon up the fortitude to fly into conditions in which death is all but inevitable and continue to do so until the inevitable occurs…Meanwhile, Eleanor Rand, a WAAF staff officer in RAF headquarters, is struggling to find her role in a man's world and to make a contribution to the battle. She studies the control room maps that track the ebb and flow of conflict, the aerial thrust and parry, and begins to see the glimmerings of a radical strategic breakthrough…Breaking Point is based on the actual events of six days in the historic Battle of Britain. The story alternates between Johnnie, face to face with the implacable enemy; and Eleanor, in 11 Group headquarters, using ‘zero-sum' game theory to evolve a strategic model of the battle....

24/10/2019

Detective Barry Marshall hunts for a hardened serial killer with the ultimate endgame, one intended to strip Marshall of everything he holds dear—his career, his wife Erin, and his reputation. Unbeknownst to Marshall, the killer had dated Erin years ago, and seeing Marshall with her pushes him over the edge. Determined to punish Marshall for stealing his beloved, the killer plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game of murder. As the body count rises, Marshall is forced to face his worst nightmare....

13/10/2019

Have you ever loved someone so much it took your breath away?


A captivating, unforgettable love story, Olive Dunn restores glory to the romance genre with this intense and provocative novel. 

Controlling Shelly Fagan is a riveting romance novel that will guide readers through a tantalizing journey of a young woman whose life has been dominated by secrets and deceit. She trusted her parents only to discover years later they lied.

A first love, an endless love. Shelly Fagan at seventeen loved Chris Johnson with every ounce of her being. Forced away from him and everything she knew and loved, she was hidden in a convent, pregnant and alone. Now, at age thirty-six and married to another man, a life-changing event takes Shelly back to the same small Indiana town where it all began.

This novel will take you back to 1967—a year of music, sex, freedom, laughter, love, and Vietnam.

Controlling Shelly Fagan is a gripping emotional story that will stay with you. You grow up, but you never forget. You can't forget.

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05/10/2019

Detective Soyla Florentin's first case looked simple enough - until it fizzled into thin air. Who had stolen a painting from Spruce Manor, only to throw it away? There had to be more to the story, but the only person who knew the identity of the thief had vanished. Nine months later a mysterious letter is found in the library of Spruce Manor. A few days later the thief returns.

Detective Florentin Mysteries are designed for readers who enjoy clean murder mysteries with elements of romance, set in the 1980s.
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01/10/2019

What would you do if you were being stalked and no one took you seriously?

A recently handicapped young married woman, who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past.

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30/09/2019

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The Mermaid (Part One)

 

The evening was cool

and the sky was so clear

while ripples of waves

were all I could hear

 

The moon shone bright

and stars twinkled on high

when from out of nowhere

came so seductive a sigh

 

I looked out to sea

to whence the sound came

and my eyes did believe

they were playing a game

 

For as waves lapped around

a rock out at sea

a beautiful vision

was sat staring at me

 

Naked as love

she sat all alone

on that rising edifice

of black granite stone

 

Her body so wondrous

that I shook with such lust

but a smile so pure

that my thoughts were unjust

 

Her hair was entangled

with kelp luscious green 

that protected her modesty

oh what a scene

 

It hung down over breasts

so excitingly full

covering the parts

that are made to enthral

 

My mind quickly taken

by this girl of my dreams

though as I looked closer

all was not as it seems

 

For legs this beauty

was completely bereft

and a long fishy tail

was all she had left

 

Then with a smile

that made my heart still

she slipped into the water

and I saw she was real

 

For she dived like a dolphin

under azure sea

and all that was left

were the ripples and me

 

 

 

The End........or is it?




The Mermaid (Part Two)

The man with the tear soaked eyes walked along the beach for the thousandth time. 

 

His hands were shaking and his lips quivering in the cold as he constantly looked out to sea, where was she, would she ever return, would she mend his broken heart.

 

He had but caught a fleeting glimpse of this beauty as she preened herself on that ancient granite rock, and a glimpse was all it had taken as he was now completely besotted by this angel from the deep.


Even now, weeks after the event he could still see every tiny detail of his wondrous vision. 

 

The sparkling blue eyes that outshone the sun, and the kelp entangled hair that glistened with the reflection from the moon. Her heaving breasts that had caused the man in him to want her body for his own sexual pleasures, and that oh so innocent smile that had replaced the pure animal lust within him with a more protective desire to take her in his arms and cherish her.


He had not kept her appearance a secret, he had told everyone he had met, and he had talked and talked and talked. 

 

He wanted to tell everyone about his dream girl, his mermaid from the deep, his beautiful fish tailed siren. 

 

But would they listen to him? The answer was no, a resounding no! 

 

He was laughed at, ridiculed, pointed at and made out to be the village idiot, and all just because he wanted to share what he had seen. 

 

But he didn't care, he would see her again, he knew he would see her again, he had to see her again. Otherwise, well otherwise he would go crazy.


Another tear ran down his face as he once again looked at the vacant rock where his angel had once sat. 

 

He realised that maybe they were right, maybe he was mad, just a demented old fool, someone that had let his dreams overtake reality. 

 

His heart wrenched tear fell to the sand and along with his hopes and dreams soaked into nothingness.

 

He turned away and looked no more. 

 

He must preserve his sanity at all costs. 

 

So he walked away and returned to the boredom of his sad uneventful life.


This meant that he was not there an hour later when a ripple formed in the water, as a dream like beauty pulled herself from the sea and perched on her favourite granite rock. 

 

She looked around, but he was not there. 

 

Maybe it was her imagination but she was sure she had seen love in his eyes.

 

Maybe if she waited he would return.

 

But no she thought to herself, she was being foolish. 

 

She slipped off the rock once more and plunged deep into the dark forbidding sea, back to reality she told herself, back in the water where nobody could see her tears.



The End

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