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Sheriff Luke Pressor-Pressor’s Law by John D. Fie Jr.

Newly retired from the Marshal service and newly married Luke Pressor and his bride settle in the town of Solution where Luke is elected Sheriff. His mentor, Liam Garret Kelleher a former US Marshal, is pardoned by Judge Clarkson from being wrongfully imprisoned joins Luke with two of his Deputies. With a lot of new characters added to this mix it is going to be a very exciting adventure.

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Incident at Benson’s Creek: Western Action and Adventure (There Will Be Blood on the Plains Series Book 2) by John D. Fie Jr.

The highly anticipated second Western in the bestselling Blood on the Plains series…

An exciting new Western in the style of Robert J. Thomas, WL Cox, and Duane Boehm filled with action, adventure and plot twists such as C. K. Crigger, Robert Vaughan, and C.M. Curtis! This is a book that is filled with the bodies of those who stand again law, order and patriotism!

Matt Hutchins, the lone survivor of a wagon train massacre takes on the world to do what is right, and must use guts, guns and glory to bring peace to his people.

Found and raised by the Sioux, Matt not only learns the ways of the Sioux, but his survival skills are keenly honed with his tracking abilities used by both the Army and later by the sheriff of a town named Buffalo Flats

Returning from Washington after fighting the President for a fair peace treaty Matt is surprised by the changes that have taken place in Buffalo Flats… But change isn’t always good… Will Matt be able to survive the marching pace of time and expansion?

If you love great Western writing—and you love classic Western movies—you will LOVE “Incident At Benson’s Creek.”

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Luke Pressor: US Marshal (The Wild West Country and Western Action Series Book 1) by John D. Fie Jr.

An exciting new Western in the style of Robert J. Thomas, WL Cox, and Duane Boehm filled with action, adventure and plot twists such as C. K. Crigger, Chet Cunningham, and A.H Holt! This is a book that is filled with crime, corruption and a lot of crime to clean up!

A Sheriff always catches the bad man, even if the man he is chasing is a dangerous killer. One highly skilled Sheriff called Luke Pressor finds himself at a settlement called Solution with problems to solve, killers to fight and a lot of action to take care of.

This exciting new Western from john D. Fie. Jr takes the reader on a one-man rampage as a Sheriff cuts through crime to get a job done. But what is it about Solution that changes this rugged Lawman to change his ways?

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Blood On The Plains: There Will Be Blood On The Plains Western Adventure by John D. Fie Jr.

An exciting new Western in the style of Robert J. Thomas, WL Cox, and Duane Boehm filled with action, adventure and plot twists such as C. K. Crigger, Robert Vaughan, and C.M. Curtis! This is a book that is filled with the bodies of those who stand again law, order and patriotism!

Matt Hutchins, the lone survivor of a wagon train massacre takes on the world to do what is right, and must use guts, guns and glory to bring peace to his people.

Found and raised by the Sioux, Matt not only learns the ways of the Sioux, but his survival skills are keenly honed with his tracking abilities used by both the Army and later by the sheriff of a town named Buffalo Flats

Matt lives alone on the open plains with his trusted friend and horse ‘Ole Friend, a gift given to him by the Chief Buffalo Robes, the one who taught him how to survive.

If you love great Western writing—and you love classic Western movies—you will LOVE “Blood on the Plains.”

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Mistaken Identity: A Malone Mystery (The Malone Mysteries Book 4) by Patricia Gligor

Ann feels like she’s in Paradise as she digs her toes into the soft, white sand and gazes out at the ocean. She’s looked forward to this trip to South Carolina for a long time and all she wants to do is bask in the sun, resting and relaxing.

She and her two young children are enjoying their time on Fripp Island with Ann’s sister, Marnie, and Marnie’s elderly friend and former neighbor, Clara Brunner, a long time resident with a vast knowledge of the island and the people who live there. At the fourth of July fireworks, Clara introduces them to newlyweds Jenny and Mark Hall and their families.

But Ann’s plans for a peaceful vacation are shattered the next morning. When she goes for a solitary walk on the beach, she discovers the body of a young woman with the chain of a gold locket twisted around her neck and she immediately recognizes the locket as the one Jenny Hall was wearing the night before.

Shocked and saddened, Ann is determined to try to find the killer and to see them brought to justice. She convinces Marnie and Clara to join her in conducting an investigation but, in the process, she places her own life in jeopardy.

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Lady Justice and the Ghost Whisperer by Robert Thornhill

What do a Confederate soldier who died on the field of battle, a woman who was driven from her home by the ravages of the Civil War, and a man who perished in a turn-of-the-century asylum have in common?

They all contact private investigator, Walt Williams.

A bizarre series of events surrounding these paranormal visits culminate in the discovery of a terrorist plot to detonate bombs at a crowded festival.

Once again, Lady Justice pairs Walt with forces from beyond the veil to solve mysteries hidden for decades and bring evil-doers to justice.

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Inspirations from Heaven’s Gate by Lisa C. Miller

This is a poetry book full of bible verses sprinkled throughout the book .

This was written with the whispered power of the Holy Spirit to help the lost and broken souls of humanity.

It is my hope this book reveals the beauty and simplicity of life and Christ love for us.

This book takes you on a journey of which when you return you will be different, stronger in spirit and character.

This is a book of hope, encouragement  and inspiration.

This book contains inspirational and philosophical poems and stories that I feel everyone can relate to and use on a daily basis.

As a Christian I believe people need words so their world is beautiful. Everyone can benefit from the power of words. So I leave the words on the page for everyone to use.

This book should be a great tool in strengthening your Christian Life.

When you enter its pages may you receive many blessings from reading: “Inspirations from Heaven’s Gate.”

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Mixed Messages (A Malone Mystery Book 1) by Patricia Gligor

It is estimated there are at least twenty to thirty active serial killers in the United States at any given time. There’s one on the loose on the west side of Cincinnati. It’s the week of Halloween and Ann Kern struggles with several issues.

Her primary concern is her marriage which, like her west side neighborhood, is in jeopardy. Her husband is drinking heavily and his behavior toward her is erratic. One minute, he’s the kind, loving man she married and, the next minute, he’s cold and cruel. Ann dismisses a psychic’s warning that she is in danger. But, when she receives a series of ominous biblical quotes, she grows nervous and suspicious of everyone, including her own husband.

As the bizarre and frightening events unfold, Ann discovers a handmade tombstone marked with her name, pushing her close to the edge. Will she be the Westwood Strangler’s next victim?

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Desperate Deeds (A Malone Mystery Book 3) by Patricia Gligor

As Ann Kern starts her new business as an interior decorator, the temperatures have risen, tulips and daffodils are in bloom and there’s a feeling of endless possibilities in the air. She has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.

When Janis Riley, a woman for whom money is no object, contacts Ann to redecorate her house, she is elated. But the initial visit with her first client leaves her with mixed emotions. Why did Janis react so strangely to seeing a photo of Davey, Ann’s six-year-old son?

But Ann has bigger problems. Her husband, David, a recovering alcoholic, has lost both his mother and his job and Ann worries that he’ll start drinking again. To add to her concerns, their next-door-neighbor, Dorothy Baker, is severely depressed but Ann’s efforts to help her are rebuffed.

Ann is terrified when she wakes up the day before Easter to find Davey gone. Another child, Kelly Kramer, has been missing since December. Where are the children? And what, if anything, can Ann do to get her son back?

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PRAISE FOR THE MALONE MYSTERY SERIES

“Fans of Mary Higgins Clark will greet [Mixed Messages] with enthusiasm. Like Clark in her early classic mystery/suspense novel A Stranger Is Watching, Gligor creates a frightening world for a sympathetic protagonist. Ann Kern, loving wife and mother, is surrounded by threats. Her husband, an alcoholic and a gambler, is emotionally unstable. There is also a serial killer on the prowl on the west side of Cincinnati and it appears that Ann is intended to be his next victim. There are a number of possible suspects. Author Gligor thoroughly develops each character in the novel, going into back stories, thoughts, behavior and actions. But this does not slow the plot which develops at a fast pace. Definitely a novel the reader will not put down until the final words are read.”

– Jacqueline Seewald, author of Death Legacy

“As a “cozy” mystery writer–and reader–I tend to shy away from suspense/terror. You might say I’ve become sissified over the years. However . . . I do make exceptions, and Unfinished Business is one of those. While many suspense authors indulge in a shock fest of over the top violence, Gligor takes the time to build the suspense, psychological rather than gut-wrenching. Like a classic Hitchcock film, the fear-turned-to terror mounts. All the while we empathize with the main character’s plight. In the midst of this cozily familiar holiday, something is very wrong. Despite my trepidation, I braved on, reading to the end because I had to know what happened to Ann. Although I kept the lights on that night, it was worth it!”

– Sharon L. Cook, author of A Nose for Hanky Panky

Other books in the MALONE MYSTERY SERIES

– MIXED MESSAGES

– UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The Monster Factory by by Sharon Shipley

Summer. 1989. The age of innocence.

Two terrified boys grow up fast in a Perfect Town where a voracious and insatiable Monster grows huge in a derelict factory… out where sidewalks end, and no one knows where you are….

Will-Fred is neglected. Elmo has asthma. Peers hate them.

How could they convince either parents or town elders of the bloodcurdling danger? But then, they discover the most chilling menace is much closer than their worst nightmares and they need to take out the Monster anyway they can…..

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The Haunting Of Merci Hospital by Tanya R. Taylor

From the author of No.1 bestsellers ‘CORNELIUS’ & ‘INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare’.

No one expects to visit a hospital for a non-threatening injury only to never leave again. Merci Hospital, one of the oldest in the county, has served countless patients for practically decades. However, something is now very odd about the place as some who are admitted report seeing things that are not there and others never get to talk about it.

Catherine Lucene is fairly new at Merci, a highly regarded nurse whose reputation for excellence and compassion in healthcare precedes her. She gradually becomes aware of the inexplicably sinister happenings at the hospital, but the underlying cause of it all evades her. Will Catherine’s determination to uncover the truth help preserve the lives of those not yet lost, including her own, or will her curiosity of the “unknown” propel her into a horrifying state-of-being she never knew existed?

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Unfinished Business (A Malone Mystery Book 2) by Patricia Gligor

The Second Book in The Malone Mystery Series

The Westwood Strangler is dead. Or so everyone believes.

Ann Kern is busy preparing for her favorite holiday. She’s especially looking forward to her sister’s annual Christmas visit. But, several things threaten to ruin her festive mood.

The National Weather Service issues a severe winter storm warning for the Cincinnati area, predicting blizzard conditions, and Ann worries that her sister and her new boyfriend won’t be able to make the drive from South Carolina.

Then, a woman is found strangled in Ann’s neighborhood and everyone, including the police, assumes it’s the work of a copycat killer. However, when two more women are murdered in their homes, the police announce their conviction that the Westwood Strangler is responsible.

When Ann hears the news, the sense of safety and security she’s worked so hard to recapture since her attack on Halloween night, shatters. If the intruder who died in her apartment wasn’t the Westwood Strangler, who is? And, who will be the next victim?

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PRAISE for UNFINISHED BUSINESS

“Unfinished Business by Patricia Gligor is an intricately weaved story involving the return of a serial killer who was presumed dead – and he’s just in time for Christmas. Will Ann be his next victim or can he be stopped? Check your doors to be sure they’re locked before beginning this journey. You’ll be glad you did. I highly recommend this new novel of suspense.”

– Marja McGraw – Author of The Bogey Man Mysteries and The Sandi Webster Mysteries

“After a chilling prologue, Patricia Gligor reveals that most of the people protagonist Ann Kern comes in contact with have problems – Unfinished Business– serious enough that anyone could be the serial killer known as the Westwood Strangler. And he, or she, is looking for the eighth victim. This second Gligor book is another winner.”

– James R. Callan – Author of The Sweet Adelines Mysteries and The Father Frank Mysteries

“UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Patricia Gligor is everything a mystery novel should be, with an intriguing plot, diverse suspects, and tantalizing twists. Gligor excels at developing the intertwining relationships of characters and has a gift for establishing setting and sense of place, bringing the audience into the book. Readers will know these characters and feel like they’re right there with them through it all. A great read.”

Holli Castillo – Author of Gumbo Justice and Jambalaya Justice

Fires of Hell-The Alchemystic by Maureen L. Mills

When her captain is murdered and her airship suffers a series of sabotages, airship engineer and rogue pyromancer, Amelia Everley, must put aside her dislike of her new employer, Josiah, and help him save her airship and crew.

But is the destruction aimed at their mysterious government passenger, or is the captain’s killer now after Josiah?

All Amelia knows is, if Josiah can’t learn to respect her skills, she may have to resign herself to working for his rival, Edmund Fairlane.

If, that is, she can bring herself, her crew, and her ship home in one piece.

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Beast In The Moon: After The Apocalypse: Survivors: An Erotic Saga by Sharon A. Shipley

Power Corrupts.

Absolute Female Power Corrupted Absolutely, creating a world without men, save for a select breeding stock featured in bizarre rituals – if they are very, very lucky. A world where all things male are erased even from the lexicons. R.I.P’s., or Reticulating Plague Syndrome, killed only females.

The death rate was horrific. Men were blamed as worldwide, governments defended by a terrified male militia, tumble – and in a tiny window, all-female schools, nunneries, prisons, and wherever uninfected women were concentrated, became fortresses, where every female was reborn a guerrilla of a most merciless and bloodthirsty ….RESISTANCE…. ‘Beast In The Moon’ follows the few renegade males who dare revolt after the apocalypse, and the women who followed them, even loved them.

Reminiscent of the ‘Hand Maid’s Tale’ meets the ‘Hot Zone’, this Dystopian saga tracks the terrifying gorgon, Delilah Herodias Magdala, for whom destruction, torture and evil are mother’s milk and young Rue, a budding flame-haired beauty, and Maple, Rue’s stunning, created FirstDaughter, who must play a treacherous cat and mouse with Delilah.

The tale tracks ‘901’ and ‘2077’, male slaves with only numbers as names, and Croc and Cactus Jack, who fled for freedom to find themselves in a prison of their own making deep in what was old Palm Springs….

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The Monster of Silver Creek by Belinda G. Buchanan

This small town in Prairie County, Montana has been rocked to its very core with the brutal murders of four women. Troubled Police Chief Nathan Sommers is on the hunt for a serial killer who leaves a most unusual calling card – but every road leads to a dead end.

Nathan is also battling his own demons as he tries in vain to cope with the death of his wife. He feels her dying was a direct result of his actions and is consumed with guilt. Nathan’s personal life becomes even more complicated when he meets Katie, the pretty new owner of the bakery. He slowly builds a relationship with her, but still struggles with Jenny’s death.

As Nathan begins closing in on the killer, everything in his life suddenly comes undone – forcing him to face his feelings for Katie, as well as his love for his dead wife.

Despicable Kill by George Wilder Jr.

“ONE OF THE GREATEST CRIME STORIES EVER WRITTEN.”

A man is stalked by his property manager, in a deadly game of twisted morals.

Denver Chase is a good cop, but his many mental breakdowns is causing his co-workers to avoid him like the plague.

Michael Blake wants to change jobs and his current place of residence.

A state senator is dramatically kidnapped in this gritty crime saga.

It all ties in.

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French Kiss by Serge de Moliere

Olivia is an attractive Asian-American actress unsuccessful in either her career or love life.

She teaches at a local college where she is attracted to a handsome adult student.

Later, she attends an audition for an indie film. She is startled when the director, an unseen shadow in the dark auditorium, commands her to disrobe. His French accent is strangely familiar. Are he and Jean one and the same?

Things come to a head when she is summoned for a callback.

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Tragedy at Silver Creek by Belinda G. Buchanan

Guilt is a powerful thing, and former deputy Jack Collins is mired in it. Unable to forget the events that have taken place in the town he was sworn to protect, he feels as if he is slowly drowning as he tries to cope with the aftermath of a serial killer’s reign of terror, as well as his new – and unwanted – job as chief of police.

When the body of a young woman, having the same puncture wounds as the serial killer’s previous victims, is discovered, Jack must determine if this is a copycat crime or the work of a possible accomplice – either of which – could put the killer’s only surviving victim in grave danger.
As Jack delves deeper into the murder, his vow to keep the victim safe, combined with the secret he’s been harboring, begins to take its toll. His sudden inability to confide in his wife, Cheryl, causes their home, which was once a haven for him, to become just another source of tension.
An overzealous news team, a threat from his not so distant past, and a mayor who wants the murder swept under the rug, only add to the pressure surrounding Jack as he struggles to do what’s right on all levels in this riveting, stand-alone sequel to The Monster of Silver Creek.

The Brede Chronicles Book 1 by P. I. Barrington

Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas.

Half-human Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas. When she betrays him for no apparent reason, he vows to punish her one way or another. Taking the one thing she treasures most—their son—begins a cat and mouse relationship spanning two planets and costing possibly his life. Elektra will stop at nothing to save her son but can she overcome Brede’s twisted idea of vengeance?

“Science fiction bodice-ripper set in dystopian future complete with aliens…best sci-fi novel of 2014!”
~ Ursula K. Raphael, Zombephiles.com

5 stars
“Welcome, P.I. Barrington to the ranks of writers who are worthy of the description sci-fi writer… The ending leaves you eager to start on Book Two…”
~Nerd Girl Official

4 Stars
“This is a love story with it’s ups and downs in a world like Star Trek or Buck Rogers or Fringe all mixed up into one… ”
~Mello and June

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Rarity From The Hollow by Robert Eggleton

‘Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother has lost her teeth, and her best friend is killed by her own father.

Life in The Hollow in West Virginia isn’t great. But Lacy Dawn has one advantage-she’s been befrended by a semi-organic semi-robot (DotCom, alias Buddy) who works with her to ‘cure’ her parents.

Buddy wants something in exchange, though.

It’s up to Lacy Dawn to save the universe.’ -Books for a Buck

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Dispensing Justice (Nova Genesis World Book 1) by Fritz Freiheit

In 1947, a near-Earth supernova’s wavefront washes the solar system with cosmic radiation.

Thirty seven years later, high school freshman Michael Gurick’s father is killed combating cyborg supervillains.

With a little help from his friends, Michael takes up his father’s super-identity to seek justice against the cyborgs who killed his father-or will it be revenge?

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What Happened to Anna? by Jennifer Robins

Some try to protect those they love…even after death.

Upon moving into a restored turn-of-the-century house, Andrea and John discover they aren’t the only occupants. Not only is their new home haunted by the ghost of a woman, but a demon from another dimension who wants to seduce the new female owner.

After Andrea finds a photo of Anna—their resident ghost—she begins to relive Anna’s life through dreams and waking visions, falling prey to the handsome demon lover who, it seems, will do anything and everything to stop her from answering one burning question:

What happened to Anna?

Content warning: seductively handsome demons, hauntingly beautiful ghosts, and just the right amount of scares.

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Ghost Maven (Volume 1) by Tony Lee Moral

Long distance relationships are difficult – can love bridge a divide between the third and fourth dimension?

For a Ghost Maven, it is as simple as living in another zip code – but is Alice prepared for her role as a Ghost Maven?

More importantly, can she save her first love?

Alice Parker’s mother passes away and with her father and little sister, Sophie, she moves to Pacific Grove in California. Alice is deathly afraid of the water despite living in a community surrounded by the sea. In order to forge her way through the phobia, she joins the Kayaking club in high school. During a routine kayaking drill, a fog rolls in and Alice becomes disoriented, losing all sense of direction. A large wave turns the kayak over, dumping Alice into the icy-cold pacific. She nearly drowns when a young man dives in after her – Henry Raphael. After Henry’s rescue, Alice gains more than her life.

Henry is a beautiful seventeen-year-old or more accurately, one-hundred-seventeen years. The relationship between them takes Alice on a journey for which no one could prepare her. Henry died over a century ago but lives on in the fourth plane of existence, waiting for an opportunity to atone for causing the death of his ship’s entire crew. Their vengeance still hanging over his head, Henry and Alice learn their love will be tested by more than the passage of time and living in different dimensions.

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Guernsey Retreat: Contemporary Romantic Mystery (The Guernsey Novels Book 3) by Anne Allen

The latest page-turner offering mystery and romance from the Award-Winning Author of Dangerous Waters

Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection…

A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past.

Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger – for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm’s journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father’s home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War.

At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice.
Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing…

REVIEW

I regard Anne Allen’s Guernsey novels as an indulgent treat: they’re seriously easy to read, with some great characters and a brilliant island location which is used to full advantage: you really feel as though you’re there. Allen has a subtle insight into the dynamics of dysfunctional families – the ones with quirks in their history – and the independent people they give birth to. She doesn’t fall into the obvious trap of creating unhappiness within the families: both Malcolm and Louisa loved their mothers dearly and grew to be strong people themselves. The hint that their upbringing has left its mark is shown by the fact that Malcolm has never married – and Louisa finds it difficult to believe that the man who has stolen her heart – the manager of Malcolm’s health spa – could reciprocate her feelings. There’s a neat mirroring of circumstances with both Malcolm and Louisa having a parent killed in the search for the jewels.

There’s considerable insight too in the relationship between Malcolm and Louisa. Louisa has always known that she had a father, but Malcolm knew nothing of the existence of Louisa until he was confronted by her. There’s a wariness on both sides at first, followed by a steady growth of affection rather than insta-love and it’s a relationship you can believe in.

Whenever I read one of Anne Allen’s books I’m always disappointed when I turn the final page: the books lift me out of reality and whisk me away to somewhere warm and comfortable. BOOKBAG

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The Bridge Of Deaths: A Love Story and A Mystery by M. C. V. Egan

The Bridge Of Deaths-A Love Story and A Mystery by M.C.V. EganOn August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “one of those mysteries that never get solved.”

Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

Book Review

M.C.V. Egan’s book ‘The Bridge Of Deaths’ is unique because the author is driven by childhood memories, family stories and perhaps the spirit of her grandfather who died when an English aircraft (carrying 5) crashed on August 15, 1939. Her exhaustive research, passion for details and networking abilities brings this fiction (based on real events) to life from archives buried during the chaos of World War ll.

Characters like Bill, Maggie and Catalina draw us into their world with conversations and settings that bring the reader to the table, quenches the thirst for love at first sight romance and delves into a quest for knowledge that reaches into the paranormal realm that few of us would dare venture into.

If you like historical fiction (eliminating dry facts) the time frame and mystery behind this historical plane crash and family tragedy will keep you turning the page. The use of skype conversations was creative and the historical documentation such as the use of actual Western Union Telegrams validates the truth behind the fiction.

I personally would have loved to read more about the author’s family and especially her grandfather’s life and see more photos. Understandably this book is mystery based on a tragic historical event and is not a biography. After reading this well thought out, painstakingly researched fictional accounting of a historical event that few of us even know about, I only have one question. Where will M.C.V. Egan take us in a sequel and what nugget of information might be unearthed by the publication of this book?

The blending of facts with mysticism to arrive at the truth is a payoff even for a reader who holds a skeptical view of the paranormal, use of hypnosis and past-life regression.

I, Theodocia McLean endorse M.C.V. Egan’s book ‘The Bridge Of Deaths’ for the author’s nearly two decades of research, thirst for the truth and family bonds. I purchased and reviewed this book from a Kindle format. This review was completed in September 2014.

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Medicinal Purposes Only by Peter J. Earle

The power of African medicine is enhanced by the use of human body parts; an evil practice to be stamped out in the modern world. Detective Sergeant Dice Modise of the Botswana CID investigates the disappearance of a surveyor, only to find blood and bones.

The only witness has fled in fear of his life with the Devil on his heels. Then a homeless man is nowhere to be found… The two cases seem to be linked, and as Modise closes in, so does the killer.

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Hunter’s Venom by Peter J. Earle

An English safari client dies in an African hunting tragedy. Or is it an accident?

His daughter flies to the wild Okavango Delta of Botswana to find out, as CID detective Sergeant Dice Modise of the Botswana Police investigates. It is not the only case in his busy schedule: A girl is raped by three men who believe they now have the cure for their AIDS affliction because a powerful witchdoctor with a grudge has told them so.

Lovers in a locked hut are burned to a crisp. Then there is another death that may not be a tragic accident, and when the English girl is kidnapped, it is a desperate race against time by Modise and his game-guide friend, Nick Cahill, to find her alive.

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Purgatory Road by Peter J. Earle

John Stafford is caught in a speed trap late at night by two crooked traffic officers. Their attempted extortion causes him to shoot them down.

On arrival at his farm, he discovers that his wife has left him for another man.

Fleeing to Rhodesia to escape his shattered life, Stafford is caught up in the bush war and a bitter struggle for freedom and survival. After surviving three encounters – the last of which leaves him at death’s door – his friend at home, a policeman, is finding clues to the cop killer…

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Earth II by Clifford Roberts

This Science Fiction saga, splashed across the pages, with humanoids pitched against each other, giving a snapshot of what life was like in the distant future.

Here we have Harondo, a half human with super powers pitted against XXT with super duper powers. Once XXT is activated, the nine day wonder, with its illy conceited pride, its mission is to wipe out a pantheon of 1.5 million humanoids until XXT is snowplowed to a stop by Harondo’s stellar performance. To get away from extinction, Harondo, along with DR. Raffle Zenlinsky and his daughter Sigamon, faced with evil, snatched the first opportunity to resist and be obliterated or escape to Shangri-La where ever that might be. In a desperate attempt, to find a safety net, they amass 200 space craft, and like a blind fox seeking its prey … they then set off with a nasty fear … and with the devil on their heels … they may become lost in a skimble-skamble.

Would they modulate—pass gradually from one state to another, frantic with anger and frustration, and end like toast dripping with butter or would life throw them a curve, answer their dreams to finding their Shangri-La without the Gotterdammerung of the Zeneiods and end their noble dreams for all time.

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Defined By Others (Defining Ways Series Book 1) by M. C. V. Egan

Defined-by-Others-Defining-Ways-Series-Book-1-by-M.C.V.-EganA word, a single word defines a moment for Anne. She needs to find a new one when her spouse leaves her at the age of 47, coming out of the closet literally in a closet. She finds herself back in her hometown amongst her high school friends which she left behind in her past.

An inheritance from a friend leaves her with the means to meddle and spy on the lives of some of their mutual acquaintances. In an attempt to run from her reality Anne gets engrossed in a game of “fun” and “flirtation” with her friend and fellow sufferer Connie at her side. Anne however did not read all the files and what to her is fun games turns into a deadly reality. It is no longer a game.

Life, death and not even a defining word can stop the reality of manipulation.

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction Thanks sounds better than Chick Lit

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Like so many in our mobile society, Anne had left her upper middle class town to live, work, travel, get married and have children away from her small town roots, family and friends. At age forty-seven Anne finds herself back in her hometown, where very little has changed. As bad as the small town rumor mill is, time has added a cyber aspect where it seems everyone ‘knows’ and this increases Anne’s pain, guilt, frustration, devastation and anger that her husband has left her for a ‘man’.

Anne prided herself in knowing just the right word for every situation. What word will come to mind after her high school friend Amanda dies? Amanda’s casket had just been lowered into the ground when Anne finds herself alone in an Attorney’s Office starring at Amanda’s final message on video. Almost in a trance, Anne leaves the office with the inheritance held tightly in her hands as questions swirl around in her head.

Connie whose marriage had also taken a bad turn, is a welcome old friend that makes herself at home in Anne’s childhood home. Connie and Anne reminisce, eat, drink, explore Anne’s mother’s secret room and slowly go through and digest the inheritance that Amanda has left.

Together Annie and Connie tap into what they call “our inner bitch” to deal with the cards that life had dealt them. Intrigued by a “game” that Amanda started and manipulated by the detailed instructions left by Amanda; this game engages them in “harmless” cyber fun that allows Annie and Connie to toy with the emotions and even love interests of mutual acquaintances.

If you could secretly know everything about your friends and neighbors, would you want to know?

If you could secretly manipulate those who had hurt you in the past, would you?

How far would you go?

Would you heed the message on the cover of this book? “If you share a secret it will no longer be a secret.^^^Keep your secrets safe.^^^Do not share your secrets.^^^.It will destroy you.^^^Secrets give power.”

I always quote a couple passages from the books that reads, so here goes.

P56 “power is great because it makes you the dominatrix. The psychological manipulator, which is the perfect description for what Amanda was.”

P150 “As we sat there judging and discussing our generation we were ridiculously oblivious to our own behavior. Apparently women often do not realize they are addicted until they are in a heap of trouble, and we were no exception.”

P151 “We were addicted to a variety of deceptions: love deception and sexual deception.”

You must read this book to see exactly what was included in the inheritance that Amanda gave Anne, what was involved in perusing Amanda’s game and what if any consequences, real or imagined in life and in cyberspace.

Defined by Others (Defining Ways Series Book 1) by M.C.V. Egan is a well written Women’s Contemporary Fiction with realistic dialog between the characters and a twist of generational similarities and differences.

I, Theodocia McLean endorse Defined by Others (Defining Ways Series Book 1) by M.C.V. Egan which is Women’s Contemporary Fiction with realistic dialog and a twist of generational similarities and differences.

I hear rumors that ‘Climbing Up The Family Tree: Defined by Pedigree’ is next in the series. Meanwhile make sure you read The Bridge Of Deaths: A Love Story and A Mystery by M.C.V. Egan. I purchased and reviewed this book from a Kindle format. This review was completed on January 27, 2016.

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Dangerous Waters: Contemporary Romantic Mystery (The Guernsey Novels Book 1) by Anne Allen

** Awarded Silver in the 2012 WishingShelfAwards **

A contemporary romantic mystery, Dangerous Waters is the first of The Guernsey Novels

Tragedy seems to follow Jeanne Le Page around . . .
Can she really go through it again and survive?

Jeanne is lucky to be alive … at sixteen she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now, fifteen years later, Jeanne returns reluctantly to the island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the island, she is overwhelmed by a dark foreboding as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface…

Only returning to sell her inheritance – her grandmother’s old cottage – she has no intention of picking up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. Then, soon after her arrival, a chance meeting with an old teenage crush leads her to thoughts of love.

Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy as her lost memory returns.

When the truth is finally revealed, her life is endangered for the second time…

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The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read. –Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Gilded Shroud

I’ve never been to Guernsey but I’m determined to go now that I’ve read this book. It’s a book you can settle into and really enjoy, but it’s a lot more than chick-lit. There’s an intriguing mystery, a finish which had me reading into the early hours of the morning and an insight into what I think of as the back-end of the publishing industry the bit that the reader never sees or even knows exists. It’s delivered with a light touch but gives the book real depth. I was impressed. **** –Bookbag.co.uk

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Neiko’s Five Land Adventure (The Neiko Adventure Saga Book 1) by A. K. Taylor

Winner of the 2012 Indie Reader Approved Award

Nominated as “A Great Book for Kids” by fantasy and science fiction reviewer CC Cole

What if the fate of two worlds were in the hands of one person: you?

The childhood secret of a troubled teen warrior is used against her by her enemies. It turns out what Neiko imagined is real, and she becomes trapped in the same world she imagined by an otherworldly evil that is worse than the devil. Getting home is the least of her problems.

The Indians and the Crackedskulls are locked in the turmoil of a war that has raged for centuries, and it is presently in a stalemate. Her enemies, Raven and Bloodhawk, have come up with a scheme to take her down, but in doing so they inadvertently open the door to another universe and to an otherworldly evil. Neiko later finds out that a land she thought she had only imagined is actually real and the dark being is not a figment of her childhood imagination-he is terrifyingly real and she faces him for the first time. To make matters worse, it is now in her world and he has evil plans especially for her.

After several standoffs with the malevolent Ramses the Dark Pharaoh in Hawote, she is trapped in Qari by his strange and powerful magic. Trapped in another universe in a place that is not exactly the way she imagined it, and she must somehow find a way to teleport home. That is easier said than done; the odds are overwhelmingly against her and her scorpion-cobra companion as they must travel to find the answer and help but at the same time avoid Ramses’ allies, traps, and tricks. Can she come back home and turn the tables on her enemies?

Best for tweens and teens 12-17 and the young at heart adult!

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I can’t begin to imagine A. K. Taylor as a young girl writing fascinating fantasy tales like Neiko’s Five Land Adventure (Neiko Adventure Saga Book One). Granted as an adult the author has revised this teen writing project and added the wisdom and balance of being a grown, educated and married woman.

Take a moment and think back to your childhood bedroom. Recall your favorite toys, the ones you played with the most and the ones that caused you some discomfort in the dark. Now imagine your bedroom transformed into a fantasy land were you were called upon to battle for the good and defeat evil between reality and imaginary. What if you found out those imaginary worlds and the people/creatures in it were real and you became trapped there? Some things you imagined were incorrect. What would you do?

Neiko’s has one foot in reality and the other where she is Captain Neiko Kidd, commanding officer of the Desert Storm Falcons a hidden world that coexists with the known one. These woodland warriors battle with the Crackedskulls and it has to be done before supper.

I always like to share a quote from each book that I review, not to spoil, but to engage. Now imagine yourself back as a teen trying to communicate with your mom and see if it would go something like this:

“Well, here goes nothing,” said Neiko as she walked down the hall. She was trying to measure up what to say to her mother about what happened. She sat down at the table and waited for her mom to hand her dinner. They prayed, and after they finished, Neiko began eating.

“I wonder where your daddy is,” her mom said, trying to break the silence.

“I don’t know, probably got held up at LP again,” Neiko replied with a mouth full of cabbage.

“Is there something on your mind? You’re awfully quiet.”

“Yeah, um—did you hear anything strange—like in my room… like metal hitting the wall or something?”

“No, why?”

“I was just wondering because a couple of strange things happened a few minutes ago.”

“Like what?”

“Well—like…um—I was playing with Ramses, and when he hit the wall he clanged, and then I tried to bring him in the toy box; I missed, and he hit the side and said ‘Ow’.”

“Who is Ramses?”

“One of my toys—the guy with the shiny armor.”

“Amanda,” she groaned in an aggravated manner, then said gently, “Oh—yeah— well… that’s nice, dear.”

“Mom, I ain’t makin’ this up. It really happened.”

“That’s really using your imagination. Did this happen during a battle?”

“No! This wasn’t pretend—this was real. Like in real life,” Neiko stammered.

“Oh, well, that’s a really nice joke—”

“I’m not joking—and I haven’t even laughed about it. If I was joking, then I would be laughing my head off.”

“Has he ever done this before?” “No.”

“Did he come with any special real-life sounds or anything?”

“No, he was just a plain toy. I’ve had him for a long time, and I’ve played with him a million times, and it’s never happened before—never mind, let’s talk about something else.”

The question begs to be answered, would your Mom believe you? What if your real or imaginary friends reveled in the fact that your Mom just didn’t understand.

I encourage teens and young adults to read ‘Neiko’s Five Land Adventure’ and learn from a peer that you must have courage and the strength to face the odds and fight for what you believe. Teens will enjoy this book and perhaps it will encourage them to write about their toys and action figures that seem to at times, take on a life of their own.

This book was winner of the ‘2012 Indie Reader Approved Award’ and this book was nominated as “A Great Book for Kids” by fantasy and science fiction reviewer CC Cole

Author A. K. Taylor created the Map of Hawote/Georgia and the Map of Qari and has been writing and drawing since the age of sixteen. She worked with another artist to create the 23 black and white photos that help bring the story to life IN THE Sixty-five chapters. There are also letters and an amazing log titled “Neiko’s Log” at the end of this book which details, people, places and events. This log will help young readers as this series continues.

For parents: The author grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She has her degree from University of Georgia with a biology degree. I think she is a good role model for teens and young adults.

Theodocia McLean endorses Neiko’s Five Land Adventure (The Neiko Adventure Saga Book 1) by A. K. Taylor and encourage teens and young adults to read Neiko’s Five Land Adventure (Book One), Escape from Ancient Egypt (Book Two), The Newbie Author’s Survival Guide and her latest book title Bloody Klondike Gold. I purchased and reviewed this book from a Kindle format. This review was completed on October 20, 2016.

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Accessories by Jack Galmitz

Accessories is a book of free verse.

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 16, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1543175120
ISBN-13: 978-1543175127

Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches

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Hunting Mariah by J. E. Spina

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

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A Regency Yuletide by Becky Lower

After a disappointing season in London, Sophie Davenport returns home without a marriage proposal. No sooner does she settle back into her country life than she learns her uncle has arranged for her to marry the local vicar’s son, a respectable and utterly forgettable man. He’s returning home immediately after the Christmas holiday and they will wed. She sets about making this last Christmas with just she and her mother memorable.

Jeremy Wyatt hatches a plan to help his friend Thomas and his love, Emma, escape to Gretna Green and marry before her father comes after them. What he’s really doing is avoiding heading to his parents’ home, where he is the son who is always making the wrong choices. But their carriage becomes hopelessly mired in the mud from the incessant rains so Jeremy sets off to find shelter for them at the first house he comes to.

Sophie welcomes the wet and weary travelers, and her mother agrees to house them temporarily until they can free the carriage. Sophie forms a bond not only with Emma, but with Jeremy. However despite the sparks they ignite in each other, they have to maintain their separate paths.

But love and mistletoe have a way of upsetting even the best-laid plans.

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Our Family Quilt: The Fabric of Life (Volume 1) by Rhonda Cratty

Join and experience creativity and nostalgia through Grace, a master quilter, -as she shares her creative gifts with her young granddaughter, Audrey.

Together their lives unfold around their family quilt.

The love between grandmother and granddaughter keep a family’s generations turning despite minor setbacks, disappointments and celebrations of life. As friends and family of this charming mountain town in Colorado come together for life’s moments.

Creating an inspirational, heartwarming story to share with those you love.

Our Family Quilt immerses readers in: • Family Life • Contemporary Women • Quilting ideas • Creativity for everyday living • The secret world of Grandmothers and Granddaughters and the people they love…

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How Far Is Heaven by J. E. Spina

Parker and Priscilla Wilfork are happily married with two children. Life seemed perfect and peaceful until Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla finds her world turned upside down when she searches for answers to how and why Parker disappeared.

One night Priscilla has a dream that Parker is an angel. Does this mean that Parker is now dead? After two years and no sign of Parker except in her dreams, Priscilla makes the decision to tell her children that their father has gone to Heaven.

Priscilla tries to get their lives back together until one day Deanna disappears too. Now Priscilla must go on a quest to find her daughter before it’s too late. She fears her daughter’s disappearance might be connected in some way to her husband’s. Can Priscilla go on with her life if she loses Deanna too?

With the help of a handsome police Sergeant, Blake Furelli, they work together to try to find Deanna and solve the mystery behind Parker’s disappearance. During this trying time, Blake, who suffered a loss of his own, feels drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla.

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Snapdragon Wishes: The Magic of Making Memories and Bringing More Meaning to the Holidays by Katie Coates

Are you looking for ways to bring more meaning into the holidays and make memories with your friends and family? The Snapdragon – an ancient tradition from the British Isles – will help you do just that.

Full-color artwork in jewel tones illuminate the touching words in this beautifully illustrated picture book. The Snapdragon is a warm, fun and lively activity you can make a tradition in your own home.

The Snapdragon has been enjoyed by families and friends all over the United States. Now it’s your turn to learn how to make your Snapdragon Wishes come true and have good luck in the New Year.

This book makes a wonderful gift for birthdays, holidays, new parents, housewarmings and anyone who wants to introduce a fun and lively ritual that will create memories and bring more meaning into the holidays.

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The 5 Manners of Death by Darden North

After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi dating to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners of death.

Dr. Diana Bratton is a surgeon surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the manners of death. Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this list—leaving Diana to believe that only murder remains. When Diana spots photographs in a 1966 university yearbook, Phoebe is linked not only to that death, but to the recent deaths of two local men. Diana is torn between pursuing Phoebe’s innocence and accepting police theory that her aunt is involved in the murder of several men she knew in college.

In “The Five Manners of Death,” Dr. Diana Bratton steals precious time from her young daughter, her surgical practice, and her hopes for renewed romance to clear Aunt Phoebe’s name of multiple murder and uncover the significance of the list. Even as Diana searches Phoebe’s home basement for evidence, she works to trump the police and outrun the conspiracy between her ex-husband and Phoebe’s long-time lover—her quest to expose the truth overshadowed by a need to rebury the past. Even though she realizes there is a chance to save her shrinking family, Diana understands that of the five ways to die, murder is her family secret.

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Created to Live: Becoming the Answer for an Abortion-Free Community by Cathy Harris

In today’s America, an abortion is performed every 26 seconds.

Since 1973, nearly 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States alone, devastating countless women, men, and families. If you have had an abortion, know someone who has, or desire to make a pro-life impact in your community, Created to Live features resources, hard truths, and practical steps to help end the abortion epidemic.

The days of hanging in the balance are over. The grey area is quickly becoming black or white. The choice is ours.

Cathy Harris, a post-abortive woman herself, gives insight through her own story. Looking for new life for herself after her abortion, Cathy was brave enough to step through the doors of a church. Because of one bold conversation, a genuine community, and a merciful God, life found her.

Now she dreams that other women will find the abundant life they search for, both before and after abortion. Equipping women, church communities, and pastors, Created to Live starts the conversation that few are brave enough to start. God will always be merciful: will you be part of the abortion-free community that thousands of women and babies need?

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The Ark Lords (Rome’s Revolution Book 2) by Michael Brachman

If a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous, then too much knowledge could be deadly!

In this fast-paced sequel to the novel Rome’s Revolution, Rei, Rome and MINIMCOM, the 35th century starship that was once a computer, find themselves under attack from all quarters.

Why? The Ark Lords were the second-most heinous individuals to ever walk the Earth. The first were those responsible for the death of nine billion people – The Great Dying – back in 2081 AD. Who was behind this horrific act has remained a mystery, until the day Rome accidentally stumbles across the answer to the 1400-year-old secret. Merely possessing this knowledge threatens not only Rome’s family, but every man, woman and child throughout the galaxy. Those protecting the secret will stop at nothing to make sure their endgame is secure.

Rei, Rome and MINIMCOM embark on a desperate race through three star systems to try to prevent The Ark Lords from rising again. At stake is nothing less than the fate of all of mankind!

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Rome’s Revolution by Michael Brachman

Imagine waking up 14 centuries from now, only to discover that everything you know about the universe is wrong and you are nothing but a despised relic from the long-dead past.

Rome’s Revolution is an interstellar saga about a man from the 21st century and a woman from the 35th century who fight forces from the incomprehensibly large to the infinitesimally small, all intent on destroying mankind. Cinematic in scope, Rome’s Revolution offers romance, comedy, heart-pounding thrills, suspense, “legal” time travel, and meticulously researched hard science. It is a love story and a culture clash that celebrates the triumph of the individual over a mass-mind that thinks it is infallible. Rome’s Revolution has it all: robots, aliens, computers, genetic manipulation, spaceships that travel faster than light and some that travel a lot slower.

Rome’s Revolution chronicles the adventures of Rei Bierak, a twenty-something male from the very near future. Rei, along with 542 other humans, is frozen and launched in the Ark II toward the stars with the hope of establishing a colony on a habitable world in the Tau Ceti system. During Rei’s long trip, modern civilization has collapsed, and society has reformed into a decidedly different model. The 24-chromosome mind-connected humans of the future called the Vuduri are efficient, indifferent, and emotionally deficient. The Vuduri have conquered faster-than-light travel and have established an outpost in the Pi3 Orionis system (aka Tabit) to study why certain stars are disappearing. Awakening 1388 years in the future, Rei meets Rome, a beautiful half-breed Vuduri woman, who is eventually ostracized for consorting with him. Rei and Rome are joined by OMCOM, a super-computer with delusions of omnipotence. Together, they fend off a hostile society, saboteurs, and technology indistinguishable from magic. The fate of humanity, perhaps even life itself, hangs in the balance.

If you are looking for some science in your science fiction, this book is for you. (One other note: this story is true, it just hasn’t happened yet.)

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Pagan Portals – Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets by Steve Andrews

Pagan Portals – Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets combines herbalism with astrology and explains how the ancient herbalists like Culpeper assigned specific herbs to planetary rulers. Various characteristics were used to decide what planet ruled particular herbs.

Mars is the God of War and herbs that have this planet as their ruler display aggressive properties and appearance, such as thorns or red berries or sap. Dragon trees have red resin known as Dragon’s Blood. The book is divided into sections for each group of herbs.

So there are seven divisions for herbs of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, each containing seven herbs. Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets will be essential reading for herbalists and gardeners, and will also appeal to those with a general interest in the occult and astrology.

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Give It Wings And Let It Fly Away by Ken Maxon

We all have felt the pleasure and pain of love, of unrequited love and of course, the ups and downs that come with it.

I’m sure we’ve all also felt the fear of doing something wrong as we get to know someone new. I have attempted to write down those feelings in verse for enjoyment. In some cases to relive those early moments and their exhilaration and in some cases to relieve the pain of the ending that sometimes follows.

It’s a bittersweet moment as I see this collection of poetry come to print. Not only because of the effort to write and the gauntlet of emotions I went through as I wrote, but also because during the process I lost my home, but found a new one. I had to part with several furry friends to make the move, even though I was able to save a good portion of them as well. I have always been a cat lover, they fascinate me.

As I was working on this collection, I had been adopted by 18 cats who wandered onto my property at various times. I was more than happy to water down the soup so to speak and accept their friendship in return.

The loss of the ones I couldn’t save though has made me decide to use a portion of the proceeds from these books sales to found and fund a no kill shelter specializing in my feline friends, who seem to have fewer and fewer supporters in this world today.

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Timeless Honor (Mirrors of Time Book 3) by Amber Daulton

Jaye Ramsey decided to prove to her eccentric grandmother that time travel only existed in movies by vacationing in Bolivia with her friends. When she woke up in Hawksatter, England, 1735—the same town her grandmother supposedly vanished from as a young woman—Jaye found refuge at a hunting lodge but the strapping, reclusive baron who took her in reminded her all too well she was a lone woman at his mercy.

Accused of murdering his newly-wedded wife a decade earlier, Lord Lucas Kenway closed the family farm and shut out the world. He never expected the little spitfire he claimed responsibility for would turn his quiet life upside down. Pushed together by fate and his meddling servants, Lucas wanted Jaye on his own terms and refused to surrender his hardened heart.
Then a mysterious wise man offered Jaye a way home.

Should she return to the future and the only life she’d ever known, or stay in an uncertain past as a stranger in a new world?

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The Springer Spaniel Mysteries: The Complete Series by Nancy T. Lucas

Scout is an only dog and sometimes lonely, but he does have some dog friends in his Charleston, SC neighborhood. Whether it’s a pair of Boston Terriers that go missing, a difficult ghost dog bully that needs re-homing, tulip bulbs that must be found, or a cursed carriage mule, it’s up to Scout (and later, NEW PUPPY Benne Wafer) to lead the rescue missions and solve the mysteries.

Along the way, he encounters a terrifying boa constrictor, some unkind wharf rats and a chatty possum that’s obsessed with food.

Don’t forget to pack your sense of humor and some extra palmetto bugs for these adventures that will take you through Charleston’s city sewers, King Street shopping and to the City Market!

And in this volume, Part Four of The Springer Spaniel Mysteries includes the new adventure, The Curse of the Carriage Mule.

PRAISE for The Springer Spaniel Mysteries: “This series… promises to be enticing to comic canine mystery lovers age 8 and up.” – The Midwest Book Review

“We are proud to announce that A GHOSTLY TAIL by Nancy T. Lucas is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.” – indieBrag

“Anyone with a wee one in need of a good read, a heart for hounds, or just a love for a good yarn will enjoy The Missing Tulip Bulbs.” – The Charleston Mercury Nancy Lucas lives in Charleston, SC.

Scout is her favorite Springer Spaniel and she insists on writing and illustrating silly stories about his capers.

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The Parthian (Parthian Chronicles Book 1) by Peter Darman

When Rome transgresses upon his father’s domain that lays between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Pacorus, a prince of the Parthian Empire, is sent to exact revenge. After a string of victories Pacorus and his men are captured in Cappadocia, clapped in chains and sent to Italy to live out the rest of their days as slaves. But fate intervenes and Pacorus and his companions are saved from a living hell by a renegade gladiator named Spartacus. In gratitude, Pacorus agrees to help Spartacus build his army as Rome musters its legions to crush the slave uprising. And so begins an epic adventure of glory and savagery played out across the length and breadth of Italy, as Spartacus defeats the armies of Rome and Pacorus leads his horsemen to victory after victory. But will Pacorous and the slave army escape from Italy, and will he win the love of the fierce and proud Gallia before the most powerful man in Rome, Marcus Licinius Crassus, takes the field against Spartacus?

A map of the Parthian Empire at the time of Pacorus (the 1st Century BC) can be found on the maps page of my website: www.peterdarman.com

“Darman has researched this novel extremely well, as one would expect with his military non-fiction background. This detail is meshed with great story telling which flows along with great gusto. Less for the fact that this book is about a Parthian rather than a Roman, I would describe it as a ‘Roman Sharpe’. Darman’s style is similar to and as good as Bernard Cornwell’s, one of my favourite authors.”

British Army Rumour Service review, June 2011

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