In his striking new collection of poetry, author Edward Val takes the reader deep into the heart and mind of a soldier who has not only seen the extreme pain, loss, and unspeakable horrors of war - but he's lived to tell about it. Composed during his two-year deployment in Iraq, Val's moving opus serves as a stirring testament to the indomitable strength and resilience of the human spirit.
Most impressive about Black Rose; Dying is the versatility that Val displays in chronicling the depths of his wartime experience. Many soldiers may be able to expound on similar topics as the ones that Val covers, but few would be able to do so in such arresting, compelling fashion. Whether employing the catchiness of end rhyme or the subtle profundity of haiku and senryu, Val ensures that the reader feels the full brunt of his musings - just as he experienced the real life events that inspired them. By styling his pieces so, Val lends his writings the much needed - and much appreciated - genuine authenticity that separates his collection from a garden variety recollection of life in the time of war.
Gripping, eye-opening, and brutally honest, Black Rose; Dying is an instant poetic classic that readers of all backgrounds can appreciate - regardless of whether or not you're a fan of poetry. Highly recommended.
on 07/12/2013 through 07/16/2013.
KILLER IN SIGHT (A TOM LACKEY MYSTERY) is a delightful and
spellbinding detective mystery spiced with a sprinkle of supernatural
Mankind has spread to the Moon, several empires competing for
resources, advantage and position. Nuclear weapons are controlled by
the Shanghai Protocol, and peace reigns amongst the great powers of
An alien artifact overflies the Moon, plunging defences into chaos,
and heads towards the Earth. Without contact, who is it, what is it
and what do they want? Who can know? The world can only tell by their
The majority of the story focuses upon Jay, an artist employed to
create covers for albums, and for books. As the world goes to Hell in
a handbasket Jay's relationship with Sophie takes a turn for the
better. The pubs crowd out, live bands play out as if it is the end of
the world, and will Sophie come to him when it matters most?
The Making Of A Family Regardless Of Their Being Two Kinds Of Color
Las Vegas, NV, February 20, 2013 - Two Kinds of Color (Createspace) by Deborah Kennedy may be fiction but its characters and events reflect the author's real life story; growing up black in a racially divided family who were mostly conceived through prostitution when her mother was pimped out by her father. Kennedy has already proven herself to be a compelling writer with a deep sense of compassion and an intensity that adds raw emotion to her amazing story.
Two Kinds of Color is the story of a mother's love and heroic sacrifice for her racially divided children, two black and two white, raised in a hustler's brutal environment on Chicago's south side. In her story, that parallels much of Kennedy's own life, Freddie Walker is a very beautiful and sensuous woman who begins working as a prostitute at age sixteen for a vain and greedy pimp/businessman. Jimmy Tate is her pimp and his notorious reputation and illegal gaming practices allow him to make all the money he can.
One stormy night Freddie attempts to leave Jimmy and take her children with her. Unfortunately, when he finds out he goes crazy and tries to kill her. When Freddie's best friend Ruby arrives just in the nick of time, a battle ensues in their dark bedroom that leaves Jimmy dead – resulting in Freddie and Ruby going to prison and the children being separated and sent into foster care.
But what happens when a prostitute like Freddie starts reading the Wall Street Journal and dabbling in the stock market? Does she make a fortune? Did Freddie kill Jimmy, or was it her best friend Ruby? What sacrifices did Freddie make for the sake of her children and what secrets did she keep from them? What will their legacy be and, as adults, will they have the courage to meet each other to find out? These are the questions that keep readers rapidly turning pages to find answers.
Two Kinds of Color is a powerful story that would make an incredible box office smash hit! It sheds light on the underworld of prostitution and focuses on the truth of the pimps that abuse the children caught up in this world. It is a story of best friends, of having faith and belief in God, and of trust and love.
Kennedy's goal in writing this extraordinary story was to bring hope to women and their children trying to get out of this lifestyle, and to offer encouragement to children of racially divided siblings that no matter what one experiences in life, nothing is more important than family – even if they are two kinds of color.
Have you heard about the rabbit and the very hungry fox? Do you know how to knot a necktie? Join in the race as the fox pursues the rabbit in a wild chase through the forest. Their winding path mimics the motions of tying a tie. By the time the rabbit is safely in his little dark hole, you will have a neatly knotted necktie.
This cute, beautifully illustrated story book is a great family activity. Just grab some old neckties from the closet and follow along as you read. Listen to the accompanying companion song for free at sybrina dot com. The lyrics are included with the ebook.
The ebook is also available in Spanish and Tagalog. The printed book is available in English, Spanish and Tagalog. The songs can be heard in all three languages at sybrina dot com.
Coming soon! A book geared towards girls titled "Learn To Knot A Neck Scarf With The Rabbit And The Fox". It will feature a clever little girl tying a necktie knot in a scarf as she remembers the story of the rabbit and the fox. Keep an eye out for it on Kindle.
Mother of Mercy rocketed to the top 200 list in the Amazon UK Kindle Store within a month of its release, an unusual feat for a debut novel. But then it's an unusual novel, a dark story with threads of warmth and humor running through it and a peculiarly funny autopsy scene.
This is the story of a young man who is convinced that the Virgin Mary has appeared to him and given him a mission, to call everyone to renounce their sinful ways and return to lives of virtue and devotion - by kidnapping attractive young women, torturing them until they confess their sins, then killing them and leaving their bodies in public places with notes urging repentance.
The police enlist a priest/psychologist to help them make sense out of all this, but he has some dark places of his own, and that complicates matters. The investigation leads them into tattoo parlors and dark basements where desperate men try to tame their flesh in the service of the spirit, while the killer's voice leads the reader through a series of journal entries illuminating his own journey.
In the end, killer and priest come face-to-face over the body of a woman they both know and care about, and their struggles come to a climax.
This is a story about the reasons that some people do terrible things with the best of intentions, about the ways that we struggle to reconcile spirituality and sexuality, and about what can happen when these struggles go wrong.
Who is Lee Charles? Certainly, this is not a debut novel…. My money is on Lee Charles being the pseudonym of an established writer branching out.
>>> Kevin Dyer
But my favorite part of the book was the dialogue, not just between characters, but also what the characters were thinking to themselves. It was natural and usually a little bit funny. It's also the kind of novel you can read on two levels: reading quickly to finally find out who done it or a little more slowly, contemplating the issue that the author is identifying.
*Kill Shot was a finalist in the 2011 Grace Awards in the Suspense/Mystery/Thriller/Romantic Suspense category. *Best seller at Amazon & Christianbook.com. *Nominated for a CAPA award for 'Best Romantic Suspense' at TRS.
My debut Novella 'A Vampire's Saving Embrace' is a Romance with a touch of the paranormal! It is the first in the Supernatural Desire Series - but DON'T worry!! Lol! It totally stands on its own! I HATE cliffhangers! They drive me nuts! The series is about a group of paranormal's, and each book is someone else's story, with the characters I hope you come to love making an appearance here and there! It's sexy, funny, romantic and will hopefully make you sigh.
I have been writing ever since I can remember and this series is so special to me. I love my characters - and they become so real! I hope you give it a chance if you love romance, fun and sexy beings!!
Neverworld is the story of two young friends, sixteen-year-old Samantha Beckett and fourteen-year-old Charlie Neilson, who find themselves bound together on a great adventure in a place not found on any map-- a place called, NEVERWORLD.
Samantha has never known her mother. All she knows, is that at only a few days old, a strange woman appeared from the woods surrounding her town and left her in basket at the doorstep of the Department of Family Services. Since that day, she has lived in a series of foster homes, becoming a quiet, reclusive girl with the single-minded obsession of finding the woman who abandoned her at birth. Attractive and intelligent, she nevertheless is a lonely girl, who's only friend is her neighbor and local malcontent, Charley Neilson.
Walking home from school on a cold autumn evening, Samantha and Charley finds themselves being chased by two boys. But these do not appear to be normal boys.
"They looked…sick," Samantha said.
"I was going to say dying."
"Well it's true. I wouldn't pet a dog that looked that bad and neither would you."
Eluding their pursuers, they make it back to Samantha's foster home only to run head-long into a strange man. Bearded, with a patch over one eye, he introduces himself as Captain Bartholomew Jones, and claims to have been sent to fetch Samantha back to her mother. Samantha is wary, but intrigued; this may be her best chance to finally meet her mother. Charley cautions against going with this "geezer-saurus", but when Samantha finally agrees, he reluctantly joins her. Heading into the woods, Charley asks where they're going.
"Neverworld, he said. "No doubt you've heard of it?"
"Oh, sure. That's um... west of here. Isn't it?"
"Captain Jones laughed. "Nay, lad. Nor East nor North, nor South."
Samantha frowned. "I've been studying maps since I was a child. I don't remember ever seeing a place called Neverworld."
"Ain't surprising," said Captain Jones.
"Why, where is it?"
"Other side of the map."
In a ring of toadstools, Captain Jones thrusts a silver spoon into the ground. The cool autumn night fades away and they find themselves on a warm beach, the sun setting before them.
"Welcome to Neverworld," said Captain Jones.
Neverworld is a primitive place. Electricity and complex machinery is unknown here. Delivering Samantha to her mother requires a sea journey of several weeks aboard Jones' sailing ship, the Parrot Dropping. The land is fraught with danger and populated by creatures straight out of a fairy tale: Ogres, Elves, Gnomes and a surly, talking dog are only a few of the beings Samantha and Charley encounter during their voyage. Many are helpful, including the mysterious swordsman, Thomas Drake and the Nymph, Daphne. But not everyone is so accommodating. Samantha learns that the 'boys' who chased her and Charley back in their world, were actually members of an ancient and evil race, the Gurka. It was the Gurka who started Neverworld's last war--the year Samantha was born--and who now threaten war again. Why they were after Samantha, is a mystery.
After many adventures and trials, Samantha and Charley finally arrive at their destination, only to discover that their reason for being here is a lie. The true reason for Samantha's presence in Neverworld is to help stop a war, and it will require her to give the only thing that has ever truly been hers.
Neverworld is a novel for children and adults.
Meet the Dearings, a loving, boisterous Southern family. That Dog
Won't Hunt is the humorous yet poignant story of the Dearings' attempt
to welcome the youngest son's new fiancee at their annual reunion. But
Christina's only experience with "family" has been her alcoholic and
horribly abusive parents. She doesn't understand teasing. She doesn't
understand raised voices—unless a fight's about to break out. She
doesn't know how to trust. She loves Ben desperately. But how can she
possibly fit into this close-knit clan? Plus, she has to contend with
a howling Yorkie who acts like royalty, a fiasco involving lobsters, a
banana yellow hearse, and other crazy shenanigans. Come to think of
it—the Dearing family might prove too much for just about anybody.
"Hysterically Funny, Painfully Honest, Brutally Addicting" --Amazon reviewer
"You perfectly captured the emotion and inner turmoil Christina went
through being suddenly thrown into the middle of a big family. I could
so relate to her. I grew up in the south with alcoholic parents. I'll
never forget the first time I was around a big family. I absolutely
didn't know what to do. You pegged it spot on! Truly amazing. I'm
awestruck." --Reader letter
"Funny, moving & heart warming. Makes me wish I was part of the
Dearing family." --Amazon reviewer
"I have never laughed out loud so hard when reading a book." --Reader
note on Facebook
"The point that struck me was how secret abuse is and how secret the
resulting struggle is. [This book] shows the walls built up during
abuse and how the walls can be broken in a healthy relationship.
Inspiring." --Amazon reviewer
FREE kindle book on June 26-27 and August 5-7
My Name: Kelli Kretzschmar (The last name looks more intimidating than
it actually is and is pronounced "crutch-mar"
The Novel: Defending Wellton (Wellton being a tiny desert town outside
Yuma, AZ. I've been there and mad props to anyone who can live there
Genre: Fiction > Mystery > Crime (Plus a little love story, because
everyone loves a good love story)
Wellton, Arizona. Population 2,864… and falling. Something - or
someone - is killing the kids in town, and the Wellton Police
Department is called in to investigate the untimely deaths.
Officer Trent Buckley has lived in Wellton since the day he was born,
and he's been trying to get out of the small, dead-end town ever
since. Just when he has a shot at a transfer to Tucson, a disturbing
case lands in his lap, one that has him working with Yuma Sun reporter
– and ex-lover – Sarah Goodwin. Trent is forced to push aside his
resentment for Wellton and settle his own personal demons to focus on
keeping more kids from dying in his town.
Chief John Walker has lived in Wellton for over thirty years. When
kids start getting sick and dying, it takes all his courage to face
his own past and solve the case. With the help of his best cop,
Officer Buckley, Walker is determined to stop the deaths in his town,
and keep them both alive in the process.
As the pair discovers what, or who, is behind the mysterious deaths,
will two small-town cops be able to stay alive long enough to put a
stop to it before any more kids have to die?
"Kelli Kretzschmar has written a fun mystery novel that is perfect for
summertime reading. The town and characters are quirky and the drama
is full of action and mysterious twists and turns." - Valerie
July 2, 2013 - July 9, 2013.
In 2011, I was fortunate to be vacationing with my partner in the
lakeside resort town of Stresa, in Italy. I was reading Zimbabwean
news online when I came upon an article about the country's efforts to
hire a new hangman after the last one retired in 2004. I wondered why
the recruitment effort had been launched after a seven year hiatus in
which the country appeared to be drifting towards abolition. The
premise was rich with the speculative potential that underlies all
exciting fiction. I immediately took out my computer and started
writing. More accurately, the story wrote itself through me. For many
hours, I literally dictated the events I was witnessing in my mind to
the stenographer huddled in my finger tips.
Fortunately, my partner had more than enough work to keep her busy so
we toiled side by side. Later that evening, I read her the first
thirty pages I had written. At that point, we both knew that this was
the story that would see completion: The Hangman's Replacement. Not
only did the premise raise many intriguing questions; I finally felt
that I had gained the threshold skill to tell the story as I intended
As can be expected, the conception of the exciting premise had been
pleasurable. The birth was different. Adolescence was frenetic. There
was more than one mid-life crisis during each draft. My partner's
unwavering encouragement helped to keep wrestling with the manuscript,
especially when it stubbornly resisted the yolk of my nascent
storytelling confidence. A few good friends took the time to provide
extensive feedback along the way. They suggested discipline when my
narrative was errant and unfocused. They provided praise with the same
candour that they pointed out the critical flaws. These "aunts" and
"uncles" all helped to raise the literary child of an author who works
best in the solitude of his own imagination. Since I released my novel
in January of 2013, this family has been growing as new readers share
heir views on various forums including:
I am currently working on Book 2 which is due out by the end of 2013.
Psalms, using poetry and song. The Psalms are my favorite part of the
Bible. I love the poetry, the music, and most of all, the emotion.
They have carried me through many difficult situations. My hope is
that in sharing my writing, I can help others to be as inspired by
them as I have been.
As I went through this process, I struggled with several of the
Psalms. I just couldn't relate to what the writer was going through.
God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to put me in situations that made
those Psalms very real for me. I tried to write those in a way that
would be universal, removing references to exact places or people.
Hopefully, my experiences are universal enough to provide inspiration.
This is not a biblical translation. I am NOT a Bible scholar. I did
refer to several commentaries and books by biblical scholars while
writing, especially when something was unclear to me. I kept my Bible
close at hand as I worked, referring to different translations. I
tried to stay true to the message of at least part of each Psalm. I
beg your forgiveness for those times I did not succeed.
I hope and pray my words will help build your faith and make your day
a bit brighter. God bless.
Currently on sale through June 28th for .99.
This is a story of Half-Dragons, Elves and Wolves, Oh My!
Kathy Granite is a New York Times Bestseller Author of the highest caliber.
She's adored for her stories of Fantasy worlds, high-speed Action, Adventure
and Love. What her readers don't know is that for the last six years her
main characters are usually sitting right beside her and she's really just
the typist! She's had Half-Dragons, Centaurs, Quillen Smugglers and anything
else you could possibly imagine just appear in our world to have their story
told. But what even she doesn't know is that her writings actually have the
power to change the characters history, or rewrite it if she chooses,
because she's what's called a Weaver – A spinner of great tales with the
power to write or re-write history as she sees fit.
Enter Ronon Wulfdrak, a Layren from the planet Narisu and Kathy's Protector.
In an effort to keep her powers hidden, he's made sure to bring Kathy people
who's lives were not monumental to their world's history. He's also secretly
been preparing his own people to fight their Rulers, a race of beings called
the Founders. They are intent on tearing Weavers apart to get at their
powers and it's going to be up to Kathy and Ronon to start a Revolution and
not only save our world, but their own!
Cathy, a paranormal investigator sent her this message on Facebook:
Just had to write and let you know how great your book is. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The book was so hard to put down, I finished reading it in 12 hours. Not wanting to give the story line away I have to say that I hope this never happens on an investigation that we are on. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
And Patty L. left this review on Amazon.ca
5/5 Absolutely thrilling....., Jun 17 2013
This review is from: Coast to Coast Paranormal Investigation: The Journey Underneath (Paperback)
...riveting....hypnotizing....Carolyn Bennett leaves the reader wanting more after every exciting chapter. So exciting and suspense filled. Excellent read. I,literally, could not put this book down. I wanted to know the ending, but I didn't want it to end!! Ms Bennett will definitely leave you wanting more and more!! Come on Book 2!
What happens when a popular team of paranormal investigators are given permission to investigate an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane. Some secrets should remain buried.
Coast to Coast Paranormal Investigations - The Journey Underneath is
available for your kindle at:
Have you ever wondered how your life would change if you could go back in time and make just one decision differently? Take a job. Don't take a job. Move to a city. Don't move to a city. Marry someone different. Don't get married at all. What if that decision was seemingly inconsequential; something that clearly could have no impact on yourself or anyone else? The most irrelevant decisions often have the most profound impacts, and this story draws from the author's own personal experience and speculation about that very topic.
The story weaves together themes from both classic and modern science fiction ranging from the Twilight Zone to The Matrix. Although set in the world of the year 2022, The Day The World Retreated is not a work of pure science fiction; it tells the story of five seemingly unrelated people whose lives intertwine in a most unexpected manner to transform the world.
Five Star Review:
"Jane Austen must be green with envy at how good a novel Claudia Harbaugh has written. Characters that one cares about, plot twists aplenty, crisp dialogue and great attention to historical detail-- it's all here in, Her Grace in Disgrace. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. It is a great read."
FREE KINDLE BOOK PROMOTION: June 28-July 2. During these 5 days, Her Grace in Disgrace will be FREE at: http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Disgrace-Widows-Woburn-ebook/dp/B00DJBYGJS/
Isobel Kennilworth, country girl and former tomboy, has achieved the heights of London Society by marrying the heir to a dukedom. She eventually becomes a duchess, but in the end it goes all wrong and she is embroiled in scandal. Is she able to extricate herself from her predicament? Find out for yourself. Immerse yourself in the dazzling, yet restricted world of the ton or upper society of early 19th century London. Follow Isobel as she fights to find her true self in a world that demands conformity and compliance. Laugh at her Aunt Maude, who marches to the beat of a different drum, but has a heart of gold. Embrace the characters, warts and all, whether you commiserate with them, disapprove of them or are as torn as they are about the choices they face. Enjoy the twists and turns of an engaging and ultimately redemptive story.
Susie's Adventures On The Magic Island is a very enjoyable book that follows Susie on all the adventures she experience around on the Magic Island in search for some information she needs to write a report for homework. This book inspires your imagination and encourages children of all ages to read. She meets some new and interesting people who are willing to help her and she develops courage in the process from all the new challenges she comes across. It's a book that will keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. It is a great story that I can highly recommend.
This was my first full length novel I've ever written. I conjured it up out of a lifetime of discarded Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, homebrew RPG adventures, fragments of history, and my own warped imagination. At first I was just writing to tide myself over during summer break, but the story kept growing, and new characters would waltz into my story and make their home there. Before I knew it, "The Outrider Legion" was over 50,000 words and still going, and I started to feel that I was writing something that other people would (hopefully) be interested in.
I tried to write a story I'd be interested in reading myself. It needs action and adventure, sure, but developing characters that people would actually want to get to know was one of my main goals. Sure, you can just take a surface reading of the archetypal characters and be done with it. But adding layers beneath them all was a joy, crafting three dimensional people, made the writing so much more rewarding.
Hopefully you will feel the same way as you read this. There are many more adventures ahead for my characters, and I hope that you will join them for a long time to come.
"Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know...tomorrow."
My father was a murder, a cheat, adulterer, horrible father, lousy husband and a con-artist and yet I owe him my life and am very thankful for what he gave me. I no longer wine about how tough my life has been because of him. I celebrate every part of my life because it has made me who I am. No longer am I a victim of The Lies We Tell Ourselves. http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Tell-Ourselves-Eliminate-ebook/dp/B00BXR0PUY
The name of the book is The Lies We Tell Ourselves and I wanted to write a book that would be brutally honest, captivating and painful enough that you could relate to me but not so painful that you would hurt reading it. I wrote for me and I wrote for you because I wanted to present this idea in a way that would capture people at the heart of the matter and help them to eliminate the lies. I am so passionate about this book that I am running a one-time only and free KDP promo on July 7th through the 11th 2013 so this is truly a great gift one way or another I hope you will gain a lot from. I was never going to offer it free on Amazon because I felt that what I have written was too valuable but after a long thought process it was more important that I get it into as many hands as possible to learn from so a free promo is in the works.
No one holds the keys to your success and happiness but you and because of that it is time to grab on to the idea that the only thing holding you back is the lies you tell yourself and this best-selling book will force you to assess the who, what, when, where and why factor inside of you. This book is full of personal stories and examples that will have you crying, cheering and laughing as well as celebrating the journey that the author has taken to arrive at where he is today. This is more than a personal growth and development story as it is about understanding what you really want and how to live happy, free and on your own terms. It is about a better life for you and your family and loved ones. The Lies We Tell Ourselves is a wonderful journey of life that cannot be explained in less than the entire book and I hope that you will enjoy it and learn from what I have to offer.
AMAZON kindle book http://www.amazon.com/Hope-You-Diarrhea-Traffic-ebook/dp/B00DIKUDJW
The idea for writing this book came about for several reasons, including driving with my grandmother and just plain old driving in New Jersey. For years I have been compiling lists of different kinds of drivers in my head, and finally, I am now able to share those with you. You will undoubtedly find one or more drivers in this book that are just like you. You may not want to admit it, but just as we have different personalities, we are all transformed behind the wheel.
If you're a driver in New Jersey, this book is a MUST READ. Not only is it jammed packed with hilarious insights and anecdotes about the outrageous world that is driving in NJ, but you're certain to resonate with each and every scenario and stereotype as you journey through the author's trials and tribulations. It's a lightning fast read that will have you smiling from cover to cover.
A gripping story of grief and hope, Sentinel takes place in a world that everybody knows, but few would recognise. Filled with action and mystery, it takes the reader on a whirlwind adventure with unconventional heroes and a little bit of magic.
Sentinel will be available FREE on Amazon between 26-28 June.
Gracie's Inheritance- Kindle ebook by Rachel A. Dyson
Gracie's Inheritance is the first of a succession of novellas that I intend to publish. A story with a Gothic touch that will leave you feeling a little haunted. Love and family are the most important things in life, and Gracie Lawson feels cheated by both. When she reluctantly goes home to Nebraska for her grandmother's funeral, she is surprised to find an inheritance—a plantation in Georgia, where the history of her family is buried in a web of lies, deceit, and angry spirits. As she uncovers her family's elusive past, she finds love and acceptance in the small Georgia town that she claims as her home.
This story is dedicated to my mother who died of cancer a few years ago. Her love did not die with her body; I find evidence of it lingering around me every day, in my home, in my children, and especially within my heart. Those that have lost loved ones know what I mean. Love never dies, it just grows and becomes stronger with every soul in the line. It is there to envelope us when we feel lost and broken. In all those memories of your loved ones, remember the love because that is really all we need.
Download for free 6-21-13 through 6-25-13. Permanently priced at 99 cents thereafter.
A true story of a young Englishman behind the iron curtain during 1969-1979. Something for everybody, adventure, drama, love and lots more.
" One evening I got so drunk and took the cow for a walk around the village, Magda and her aunt had gone to get some more drink. When they got back she went crazy, saying I had kidnapped her best friend. When they caught up with me, the cow had me pinned against a wall. The cow had had enough of walking and decided the only way to stop me walking was to pin me against the wall, which was a brilliant idea, as I was so drunk I couldn't stand up any more, too much fresh air. "
" We then walked another flight of stairs on the opposite side of the tram level, we looked across and they were in a sheer panic looking for us. When they spotted us, we waved at them and then darted down the stairs, in fact we did this 4 times, until they sussed we were actually not going anywhere. We then walked down to the lower level and went to one of the bars and ordered coffee, they followed in 2 minutes later. I had to laugh, but managed to keep it in, the older one looked absolutely knackered. His eyes almost looked like they were pleading "stay here let me rest". When I think about it now, I was so lucky they didn't lock me up and throw the key away. "
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/The-Knifes-Edge-Ronin-ebook/dp/B00CAWXIPU/
In the Second Age, Daerval is a world on the brink of ruin. Chaos and corruption rides on the seven winds—from the sprawling cities, to the vast, nearly uninhabited wilds, the lands churn in turmoil as the Twelve Kingdoms vie for power and dominion. Nine of the twelve, called the Great Kingdoms, are Cities as ancient as time, bearing the sigil of old, one of the nine elements—wind, water, fire, flesh, stone, tree, metal, moon and sun. Yet the Nine struggle to hold their dominion as three new kingdoms rise to power. Using deception, they align themselves with a mysterious power, a dark and nameless city that rises from the ashes of war.
Thrones disappear within the night and the elemental beings, Dryads, sprites and giants that once flourished throughout the lands, vanish almost entirely. Bountiful kingdoms like Menari and Tegard are left desolate, burning in the high sun. Men are twisted, turned to shells of their former selves, as others wander the lands. In a world torn asunder, where would you find hope?
When legends come to life the world trembles from a single name. Ronin. Once heroes from a different age, they wield elemental powers ...wind, water, fire, stone, forest, sun, moon, flesh and metal.
At the same time, a young man discovers his best friend with a sword in her stomach and dark wings sprouting from her back. Guards rush on to the scene, accuse him of the act, and he is forced to flee.
In a world without his memories, Gray must find his way amid legends and darkness, as he wrestles with an elemental power inside himself.
A power all too similar to the infamous Ronin.
Amidst the bombs and bullets, the fear and confusion, it is sometimes the battles within our hearts which leave the deepest scars.
Tony had not planned to get involved in the retreat to Dunkirk and the chaos on the beaches, but his experiences there convinced him that he had to do something to bring this war to and end as soon as possible.
Having spent much of his childhood at Saint Nazaire, with plenty of contacts and an ability to speak faultless French it is not long before the Special Operations Executive recruit Tony to work with the French Resistance on the Atlantic coast. Little does he realise that the secrecy which his work imposes will cause him almost as many problems in England as it does in France.
Back in England Tony's brother, David, is one of 'the few' flying day and night throughout the long hot summer of 1940 in an effort to defeat the Luftwaffe and so prevent Hitler's intended invasion of the island. Tony's home, Heronfield House, is now being used as a convalescent hospital and it is here that he meets Sarah. The course of love never runs smooth but his frequent trips to France, his failure to keep in touch, his secrets and inevitable lies make wartime love an impossibility for Tony. His only hope is for a swift end to the war so that he can be honest with Sarah, but he has not anticipated the arrival of the Americans in general and one GI in particular…
From the outbreak of war to eventual victory in Europe we see the conflict through the interwoven lives of this group of people. Heronfield is well-researched and historically accurate in its portrayal of many of the key events of the war in Europe - Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, the bombing of Coventry, the French Resistance, D Day and the push through Europe, the concentration camps – and at over 300,000 words long it is an epic saga that will keep you gripped until the very last page.
Sometimes love grows in the places you'd least expect, in conditions you would never have anticipated...and it winds up being the strongest love of all.
LIMITS - a new adult romance - is on sale for .99 until July 1!
LIMITS is a companion book in the LENGTHS series NOT a sequel. It was written as a stand-alone title. The other books do not need to be read prior to LIMITS in order to follow the story.
Genevieve Rodriguez is less than thrilled when her older brother's best friend, Deo, runs off and marries Whit, the girl who doesn't even deserve him. At least that's what Gen believes. And so what if everyone thinks it's just a stupid crush? She's had a thing for Deo for as far back as she can remember.
Freshly heartbroken and downright annoyed, Genevieve is also one 'D' away from getting kicked out of school. In other words, life could be better for the rowdy, youngest Rodriquez sibling. Her only hope of passing physics is her quiet, nerdy tutor, Adam.
Adam isn't her type at all. He's too quiet, too polite, and he'd rather stare at lab charts than bother to notice the bustier top so sexy, it turned the head of every guy in a five-mile radius.
When Adam tells Genevieve that he won't be back after winter break because his visa is about to expire, the words drop out of her spontaneous, heartbroken mouth before she has the time to think...
Thinking it's a joke, Adam gives Genevieve a firm no. But when the joke turns into something more, all bets are off and all limits are broken. Adam may not notice a perfect bustier, but he can't resist a good argument. And Genevieve has been arguing to get exactly what she wants her entire life.
Where the river meets the sea - an oral history of growing up in the wild King Country of New Zealand during the Great Depression - kindle ebook by Jane Wilks
Grace Puddy was born in 1921 in Mokau New Zealand. To the local bus drivers in her neighbourhood who sometimes drop her off right outside her gate, she is affectionately known as "Mussel Woman". Her mussel fritters are legendary and are often made as a token of thanks. The recipe for them is included at the end of this book. However it is simply the story of Grace's early life that is worth telling. A great character, her childhood was a very humble and poor one growing up by the sea in a remote coastal area of New Zealand.
A serendipitous encounter with an enemy nation's double agent facilitates his escape--but no amount of deadly martial arts or ammo can prepare him for the trek through collapsing urban sprawl to freedom.
Half a world later, Lukian is left with less than the shirt on his back; he claims his new life, thrilled to rent an ugly apartment, don ratty attire from the clothing bank and gut prawns for a living--when slicing and dicing doesn't invoke flashbacks of what the Empire forced him endure. He begins to wonder, maybe--just maybe--he could learn to live a normal life. Maybe he could even hit it with his smoking hot boss--despite his ugly clothes and ironic sense of humor that haven't made the best of impressions.
But the Empire is watching, and those sweet moments of love provide the Empire the perfect leverage to bend Lukian's will and bring him home for repair.
Lukian must call upon the power of his alter ego and the violent life he swore to forget if he is to stand a chance protecting the new life he holds so dear.
"Aberration is a compelling and sophisticated suspense novel." - Mark Pryor, author of The Bookseller.
"With Kassidy Bishop, Lisa Regan has created a character that's not only smart, but vulnerable. It's that kind of complexity that lifts her novels from others in the suspense genre." - Gregg Olsen, New York Times Bestselling author.
Even serial killers can be classified, categorized and profiled. Until now. Aberration is a crime thriller that puts readers into the mind of a killer and the FBI agent on the hunt for him. FBI Profiler Kassidy Bishop's latest case involves the "For You" killer, a serial killer who stalks his victims for weeks before subjecting them to victim-specific torture and murdering them. The trouble is, the "For You" Killer doesn't fit the usual profiles of serial killers. He's an aberration, a freak, and he's set his sights on Kassidy.
What Kassidy doesn't know is that Wyatt has been stalking her since they were kids. To assuage his guilt for not protecting her from a vicious attack five years earlier, Wyatt has made a list of people who have wronged her, and now he is killing for her. The book is told from alternating points of view—Kassidy and Wyatt. In this cat and mouse game, nothing is what it seems. The book has two stunning twists at the end that will make readers want to go back to the beginning and read it all over again.
Lisa Regan, Author of Finding Claire Fletcher & Aberration
Penelope Dupres is quickly realizing her highbrow life and hoity toity friends just aren't cutting it anymore. With two murders, a philandering husband, dark secrets and whispers of betrayal nipping at her heels, Penelope seeks to find a way out of the chaos. Her dreams are answered with the arrival of a very unconventional angel named Brilliant. Brilliant pulls the rug out from under Penelope and teaches her there's more to life than country clubs and designer handbags. With his particular zest for life and unconventional tactics, Penelope learns to love herself again, embarks on a journey to create the life she's always dreamed of and finds her true love. Join Penelope for the ride of her life as she kicks up her heels and starts to love again.
A Brilliant Ride is a humorous romance mystery. It's the story of Penelope Dupres and her journey to find true love. Penelope lives in a world of opulence and grandeur, but deep down she longs for a simpler life. After realizing her marriage is over, she seeks to create the life she's only dreamed of living, and after years of pleasing everyone but herself, she sets out to find her true self and her true love. Penelope has lost sight of who she truly is and longs to be the girl she once was. Feeling helpless, she digs deep and asks for guidance. Her dreams are answered with the arrival of Brilliant, her guardian angel. Brilliant pushes Penelope to enjoy life and teaches her how to create her perfect reality.
A Brilliant Ride is a humorous romp that brings home a powerful message. It encourages all women of any age to have faith and dream big. We all have the power to create. I wrote this book hoping all women would benefit from that idea. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, so kick up your heels and enjoy.
Cloud Computing: The Glide OS Story, Solving The Cross Platform Puzzle - Kindle ebook by Donald and Claire Leka
In this era of cross platform wars and online surveillance, there has
never been a better time for the release of this book. Authors Donald
Leka and Claire Leka take you behind the scenes at Glide where the
challenge is the complexity of solving the cross platform problem and
providing users with greater control over their personal data.
The platform wars between Apple, Google and Microsoft are taking place
on the native desktop and in the cloud. While consumers are benefiting
from innovation that is spawned by competition there is a downside:
Different platforms and cloud services don't work together as they
should. In addition, consumers do not have adequate transparency into
how their personal data is used. Since we all live in a multi-platform
world and use cloud services, everyone is affected.
Since 2005, Glide has offered a different vision of the future where
consumers are empowered by cross platform technology and have greater
control over their personal data. This book challenges the technology
industry to put users first and open up proprietary ecosystems to
facilitate cross platform capabilities and increase user control and
transparency over personal data. It's a fast-paced, inspiring and
thought provoking read. You will not be able to put this book down.
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r-14hIdTWc
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A judicial error that starts with a false report and circumstantial evidence ends up with a twenty years conviction against an innocent man. A judge with pangs of conscience and drug addiction issues, a corrupt police officer, a strange anonymous leak to a local journalist
regarding a tape recording made in a courtroom…
Does electronic voice phenomena really exist?
Are they voices from the afterlife?
Can an electronic voice phenomenon change the destiny of the novel's characters?
- THE TERRARIUM ECHO REVIEW -
will come. This preaching and spreading of the Gospel will be done not
by the ingenuity of men, but by the working of the Spirit of God. Do
you want to be involved with God's work at the end of the age? God
uses the simple to confound the wise. His ways are not our ways. We
need revival in our countries like what we see in the underground
house Churches in China. May God teach, gather, and raise a remnant
for His glory.
Learn the following from this volume:
-Prepare for coming persecution in non-persecuted countries.
-Learn Principles of how to gather as the Church from the Book of Acts
and current underground Churches.
-Access resources that will help your gathering or house Church meeting.
-Experience personal revival and the Spirit's empowerment.
"Stoked About WordPress" is a beginner's guide that lays out in complete detail the exact steps needed to build, optimize and design a full-fledged WordPress website. From scratch.
Throughout the book, I will point to live examples to elucidate the theory.In fact, I have created a demo website whose raison d'etre is to serve as an adjunct to the book. Whether it's a technical matter or a design related aspect, what better way to learn than looking at a live website?
There are also over 50 screenshots to support the written word.
The book has been divided into three 'steps'- The Essentials, The Optimization and The Design.
The first two steps will help you build a basic, search engine friendly WordPress website. Step 3 will show you how to give your website a custom design. We will work with an amazing free theme that will give you a tremendous level of control over your site's design, without any coding!
By the time you are done with the book, you will have a brand spanking new website ready to hit the world wide web!
A lonely girl and a haunted dress; what could go wrong?
A Dress In Red is a chilling and cautionary tale about a teen-aged girl who is bullied at school. Mary has always been a misfit, but things are about to change when Mary discovers a tattered vintage dress at an estate sale. For Mary, it is love at first sight and she simply must find a way to buy the mysterious red dress. She is drawn to its potential beauty and enchanted by the allure of the supernatural presence lurking within the history of the dress. Although she does not know how to sew, Mary is convinced she can restore the dress to its former glory on time for the homecoming dance. After scoring a date with the most popular jock in school, Mary invokes the wrath of the mean girls gang. Chaos ensues when the dress feels threatened by Mary's enemies, friends, and family.
Originally, this tale began as a short-story I wrote about a haunted black dress, but a friend of mine suggested that the dress should be red. In its inception, I really had no idea that the story had any potential for a full length novel, but once I set down to write, it blossomed into a book. I fell in love with my characters and their interesting dilemma revolving around the jealous nature of the red dress. I think it is a good read about power and corruption. Is it really a cautionary tale? I do not know, but I hope you will read this book and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.