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The story is about two eleven year old children, Sam and Lizzie and the adventures they are sent on when they discover a one-arm-bandit in an old scrap year where they had gone to hide from PC Goodrich, the local police constable. Eager to see if the machine still works, Sam pulls on the lever and much to their horror the two children discover that the seemingly harmless looking fruit machine is in fact a time machine and before they realise what is happening, they are transported back to six hundred and fifty five AD and the boat burial of a Saxon king at Sutton Hoo. Bemused and thankful, the pair arrive safely back in the scrap yard only to find that PC Goodrich has discovered their hiding place and is waiting to apprehend them. But just as he is about to make his arrest, unable to resist a go on the fruit machine, before either of the children can stop him, the constable reaches out and pulls down the handle. Moments later and the trio find themselves transported back in time to the banks of the Little Bighorn river in Montana at the very moment that General Custer's is making his last stand. Caught up in the heat of the battle, unable to stop herself, Lizzie risks her life to save a cavalry officers horse named Comanche, and although she wasn't to discover it until later, her act of bravery would immortalise the horse and give it a place in American history which is still remembered to this day. ...

24/03/2020

When Tall Bull and the Cheyenne hunting party crossed the Arkansas river, and entered their enemies hunting ground in search of buffalo, little did they know that others were also crossing the same river.
Fierce looking men armed with bows, spears, and war-clubs, their upper bodies and faces daubed with paint. They were a Pawnee war-party returning to their village after a raid against their sworn enemies the Sioux. Last to cross the river were men on horseback. Pale skinned men armed with swords, and muskets. They were Spanish Conquistadors, and they had come in search of Quivira, the city of gold. Soon the paths of all three would cross, and when they did, Tall Bull would discover a creature that he had never seen
before, an animal which would haunt his dreams, and one day change the lives of his people forever.
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22/03/2020

After six years of bloody conflict the war between France and England is finally over. But after witnessing the brutal murder of his warriors by a company of redcoats, consumed by a desire for revenge, for Shingas the fight against the hated English goes on. Two hundred miles to the east on an isolated farmstead, Esther an indentured servant, wooed by the prospect of being released from the shackles of servitude, agrees to marry the farmer's eldest son, a simpleton, in exchange for her freedom. Unwittingly fate brings them together and, on her wedding day Esther is abducted by the war-chief and taken back to his village. Befriended by an old squaw and a young French girl, a captive like herself, Esther accepts her plight and quickly assimilates herself into the ways and customs of her captors. All this changes however when, seeing her bathing naked in the river, Shingas forces himself on her. Horrified by this violation, when the opportunity to escape comes Esther seizes it and together with the young French girl she makes her bid for freedom. Unfortunately, her hopes are quickly dashed when she and the girl are re-captured by Shingas. Nine months later she gives birth to his child. With discontent growing amongst the tribes as the English settlements encroach deeper into their lands, Shingas leads an attack against an English fort and burns it to the ground. Appalled by this act of hostility and determined to punish those responsible, the English send an army against the Indians. Weeks later, deep in the wilderness at a place called Bushy Run, redskins and redcoats are joined in battle and in the space of a single day the fate of a nation is decided. Rescued by the victorious English, and faced with the prospect of returning to a life of servitude, Esther seizes the opportunity to choose her own destiny....

22/03/2020

Across from Boston Common, nestled in the corner of a cobblestone mall, sits The Bookseller, a bookstore owned by a lovable rare book dealer and his wife, who runs a coffee parlor inside the store. The parlor is the morning greeting place for business people from around the mall where the complementary coffee is hot and delicious, the croissants are a quarter and the lively banter is free.

George and Elizabeth lead a happy life surrounded by many friends.

Their happiness is about to be shattered by a violent South American drug cartel with a new, high tech process for smuggling cocaine.
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13/03/2020

Across from Boston Common, nestled in the corner of a cobblestone mall, sits The Bookseller, a bookstore owned by a lovable rare book dealer and his wife, who runs a coffee parlor inside the store. The parlor is the morning greeting place for business people from around the mall where the complementary coffee is hot and delicious, the croissants are a quarter and the lively banter is free.

Their happiness is about to be shattered by a violent South American drug cartel with a new, high tech process for smuggling cocaine.

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13/03/2020

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. His misery started when his mother died in a senseless car accident. Matt's grieving father, unable to remain in the family's seaside cottage, moved Matt and his twin sister as far as possible from the ocean they loved.

But their relocation to the small town of Hawthorne, Indiana only made Matt's life more difficult. Three bullies at his new high school dedicated themselves to making him miserable. To top it off, Matt heard that the recluse living in the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door was none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town's infamous witch and murderer of wayward husbands.

Then, Old Lady Hawthorne's niece and her three children moved in next door, and something extraordinary happened. Matt met Gerallt, the strange boy destined to become his best friend. And when Matt learned the Hawthornes' family secret, it changed his life forever.

The Secrets of Hawthorne House is the story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two radically different cultures, hidden magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure.

2019 Readers' Favorite silver medal in the young adult paranormal urban category.

Third place in the ReadFREE.ly 50 top indie books of 2019.

Nominated for the 2020 Top Shelf Magazine book awards

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09/03/2020

If you're married to a murderer, you'd better plan his demise stealthily. 

When her brother causes the death of one of the Brady family, well-known south-east London villains, Kate finds herself forced into a marriage with the eldest Brady son to pay the debt. 

Despite knowing how violent he is, Kate's friend, Janey, helps her plot revenge, the seduction and then destruction of Kate's husband. It is a dangerous game to play, as the Brady family is a powerful London crime family with both money and influence, and very few morals. But it is Kate's fascination with the seedier side of London life, and her friendship with another of London's villains, a rival to the Brady family, that introduces complications neither of them saw coming. Just who is playing whom?

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08/03/2020

Two reviews: One by a man who served in the CIA's Secret War in Laos and another by someone who'd never heard of it. Yet they both reach the same conclusion. Mysterious Mike and the Hmong is a great read!

The Real Stuff: Burton's tales of Mysterious Mike reminded me of many of the individuals I knew in Laos. Pop Buell comes to mind. Mike is a composite of so many Americans who lived and worked in Laos before during and after my assignment with CAS (the CIA) there. A detailed story of the “Secret War”. A great read!

Charles E. Farr – Review on Amazon

This is an awesome book about an unknown world and an overlooked people. Fantastik, well-written book!!

MSMSMSKSKDKEKEL – Review on Amazon

 

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03/03/2020

Necromancy is an ancient black magic used for the purposes of communing with the dead. It is believed that practitioners of the dark art may harness the ultimate power of life and death and raise the departed for their own nefarious, malevolent purposes. It also is alleged that a true necromancer may realize the ultimate gift of mortality.

DEADRAISER is the tale of a present-day practitioner who achieves what others have been unable to do for centuries -- to raise the dead. The problem is that he must sacrifice innocent victims in order to maintain his power.

Enter Fanchon (Frankie) Manning, daughter of the late movie star Erika Manning. She is the ideal sacrificial lamb for the Necromancer's perverse desires. The only thing that stands between the Necromancer and the girl is Christopher McGuire, a lost soul who long ago has ceased believing in anything. In order to save the child, he must somehow rediscover his faith and summon the courage to take on the darkest, most sinister being imaginable....

THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH BEGINS


When Haty notices a Tsinian crystal glowing, she knows she must stick to her word and return to her homeland as Thya. Knowing her kinsmen needed her, there was no hesitation. Even though there was more to lose than just her life.
Once more a prophecy informs the reader of oracles that only Thya could stop the war and save not just her people, but the rest of Enumac from Kovon's psychotic plans.
Along with three other companions, Thya is sent on a perilous quest to locate a crystal eye which holds an evil known as the Dark Force.
The group is tried and tested throughout their journey by monsters, death and courage.
New friendships will be formed and other lost.
Thya's power becomes stronger and a second will threatens to take over her mind body and soul.
A terrifying surprise waits for them in the city of Helkon.
Will they survive?
Will Thya return to Tsinia and for the final showdown with Kovon?...

01/03/2020

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