Book Award 2023
Experience the power of Metronomics with The M Game, the streamlined definitive guide to Metronomics crafted by celebrated entrepreneur and CEO+Leadership team coach Shannon Susko. This monograph demystifies complex business concepts and offers a clear path to sustainable growth and innovation.
If cybersecurity management is so important, why do so many organizations fail to capitalize on the revenue streams it can provide? "Profit-Driven Cybersecurity: A Guide for Top Leaders on Unlocking Massive Revenue Growth and New Insights" is the ultimate guide for top leaders looking to stay ahead...
Venice's Carnevale celebrations are at their peak, but Boston TV reporter Ted Wingard isn't celebrating. He's instead running for his life with the smoking gun video tape to crack a story of a lifetime, to solve the brutal murder of EPA Chief Nancy Greene at a Global Warming conference in Vienna.
An elderly man writes his experiences from the early days of computer science until 2004. At that time, it was not recognized for a long time what a gigantic transformation it will bring to human history. The Author worked 1964 with Seymour Cray in the developping of the Supercumputer CDC 6600
The doctor gave her the news. It was bad. Not everyone would see the positives or find the humour because most people aren’t like Helen. Being honest and blunt with herself was always her way. Now, she would take on this next challenge. It would be her biggest one in life. She had Stage-3 Breast...
What started as a project to archive a family’s genealogy files became an insightful window into the life of Charles Watts, one of the millions of Dickens-era working-class English emigrants who risked everything for the possibility of better opportunities in distant lands.
When a widowed archivist struggling to get on with life meets a sinister playboy at a gala, it sets off a chain of events revealing her unusual off-world heritage and placing her in a tug of war between a devilish entity imprisoned in the Earth, its wardens, and her fear that any of her choices will...
If there is the possibility of time travel at will and being free to intervene in the destination, the Universe would become somewhat ungovernable but, how good would it be, right? In this novel, you will know what happens when one wants to change the past without measuring the future consequences.
TOMMY CRUTCHER IS 8 YEARS OLD WITH AUTISM. THOUGH HE CAN'T SPEAK TO HUMANS, HE APPEARS TO HAVE AN UNCANNY ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH CHIMPANZEES. HOW TOMMY, HIS DEVOTED FATHER, AND A WISE CHIMP NAMED ALBERT COME TOGETHER IN LIFE-ALTERING WAYS IS THE STORY OF LIKE NO OTHER BOY
Seek the Upside Eyes, There are Two. is a striking existentialist and surrealist poetry collection written by an autistic 21-years old Slovak poet depicting the polarity of hope, new beginnings and melancholy, along with strong themes of seeking freedom, feminity, love and painful uncertain healing.
Edge-of-your-seat adventure spiced with magical mayhem. Nothing has gone to plan since Alex joined the PTF. Now a series of “natural” disasters perpetrated by the fae lead her to undertake an off-the-books mission in order to prevent the fragile peace between the Realms from crumbling.
A monarchy-mad, chaotic mum-of-three, caught between a possibly unhinged father, indifferent, anti-royalist husband, truculent kids and lacklustre job, tries to silence the critical voices in her head and make peace with her colourful past by embarking on a rollercoaster ride of New Age practices.
...Breaking News!... top TV reporter Tess Anderson is on the run! Her husband’s affair with a Government Minister has been exposed and a London crime boss has ordered her death. She was last seen in the Greek islands with a mysterious American yachtsman....more follows...
SILENT, EMPTY, AND CRUEL. THIS WAS THE NATURE OF THE WASTELAND. Ignium was supposed to solve the world's energy crisis. Instead, it destroyed the planet. In the darkness of the 22nd century, survivors fight to endure what's left. London, a wasteland veteran, struggles to keep his promise to protect...
Take an orphan girl and raise her on a space freighter that has hidden assets and an unusual crew. Let her grow up to become the owner and the Captain and know the way of the space lanes better than even the Federated Ships. Give her a good life, and then one day, she makes a mistake by doing the...
Feathers from the Fire is the soul-stirring tale of one family’s daring attempt to transcend the fear, stigma associated with mental illness, and generational pain by following the signs, leaning on allies, digging for the truth, and holding onto hope that there is more than meets the eye.
Erica Winchat, a young writer overwhelmed by the tress of her first book contract, discovers thirteen curious items tangled in the flotsam on the Scottish beach of Traigh Lar. Inspired by the objects, she tells the intriguing story of the owner of each one.
"The Stallion and His Peculiar Boy" blends the suspense of a World War II military rescue operation with the subsequent challenges of resettlement in a new land.
In this unflinching book, Miller Knight casts off the secrecy around her own abortion, honestly reflecting on her choice as a confused and naive woman in her twenties and how the repercussions have shaped her into a cynical and complicated woman in her forties.
Nothing else exists—at least that’s what she’s been told. Strong-willed teenager Leilani Grady is suffocating on her family’s island. She wants off, but her parents say the rest of Earth is destroyed. When a stranger shows up, Leilani realizes her parents have fed her a life of lies.
One man’s journey to escape fatherhood and find himself is impacted by events that will reveal more about him and his nature than the strange characters he meets on his odyssey. Ultimately, THE JOURNEY is a story that shows no matter how far you run, your demons always follow.
Former FBI Agent Monica Cappelino called to return to the Bureau on the condition she turn her former boyfriend, Eddie Marconi, into an asset against his Mob Boss uncle. Caught between her loyalty to the FBI and her love for Eddie, will she agree to help by putting both their lives in jeopardy?
Sometimes love is worth the journey. In Sydney's experience, fictional men are better, safer. Will is content in his carefree, playboy ways. When these two worlds collide, some things are too powerful and too risky to ignore. But if true love exists, isn't it worth taking the journey to claim it?
When aspiring political candidate Earl Swanger ended up dead next to a bridge in rural Texas while on the campaign trail, it certainly looked like a case of political skullduggery and homicide, but it was hurriedly called an accident--based on a true story, what really happened down by Harmon Creek?
Top rescue dog of Newfound Friends charity, Whizz was an incredible dog, raising over £15 million for the cause, receiving a doggie OBE for his efforts. His adeptness and talents are fully illustrated on the cover of this amazing book. This story of dog and owner David, has to be told!
Trust, belief and a little magic… then maybe they could both fly free. Home's awful for Trevor, school's worse. When he meets Midge, he finds he has a gift that could change his life forever. Trevor's thrown into a magical adventure - but can he take on the destiny he’s only just discovered?
Cult Girls is the first anti-cult memoir, graphic novel, based on the 'comedic, lighter version' of the life of my friends and I leaving the harsh Jehovah’s Witness religion. It has our flashback childhood, teenage & early marriage experiences shared through a comedic feminist lens.
Lola Cabello is a fugitive after exposing the law’s connection to the notorious Crystal Moth gang who destroyed her life and family, igniting her need for revenge and descending her into a world of reptilian drug lords, demons, and the fantastic.
Arthur Watson aims to overtake Sherlock Holmes as the greatest detective in the world, but finds himself enveloped in supernatural mysteries involving ghosts, magic, and mythological worlds. Can he and his team of sleuths work together to unravel a conspiracy that threatens the whole of London?
What could happen if your cat turned human...when Tiffany, arguing with boyfriend Anthony, accidentally topples a set of Egyptian figurines, ancient forces mischievously grant her wish that men were more like her cat Felix, but - though fun at first - it soon becomes clear this charismatic newcomer...
This novel will make you feel its worth and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! The entanglement of eight main characters will make you deeply invested in their lives. As you get to know them and their story, the suspense builds and you can hardly imagine what could possibly come next.
Eccentric Oxford Professor “Eddie” Higgins is the ‘scientific adviser’ to a local cosmetics company run by its new and vivacious chief executive, Isobel Johnson. It doesn’t begin well. “Yours is an industry dogged by exaggerated and impossible claims,” he tells her. Can they ever work together and...
Alex’s job is hanging by a thread, there’s a new vampire in town, and several of her werewolf friends have been captured by the PTF, but she’s due at the fae Court in less than twenty-four hours, and the Lord of Enchantment is not someone you keep waiting—even when he happens to be your grandfather...
With a murder charge lodged against Aaron and Julissa's mother yearning to return to MN, Julissa's tenuous world spirals down. Reaching the Sacred Rock on Mount Shasta, Julissa is faced with a life and death decision; transfer her core life-force to Aaron and die, or lose all hope.
To avoid causing a battle between their races as well as defeat the French army, fae runaway Aioffe and human thief, blacksmith and bowman Tarl must discover what true love is if they are to survive the destiny which awaits them at Agincourt. A historical fantasy romance set during Henry V’s reign.
Follow half-fae artist Alex Blackwood as she works to unite the warring factions of her world while at the same time struggling to accept the disparate parts of her own existence in a world where magic is feared, persecuted, and controlled. Currently 6+ books, all entered in best genre category.
Sophie is an introverted young woman. She's reluctant to give too much of herself away, and even more so to explore the why. It's easier to hide in her bookstore. Until a charming stranger comes in and leaves with one of her painted bookmarks. Then again the next day. And the day after that.
A dead brand inspector and dozens of dead cattle. Is it natural or something far worse? CBI agent Buck Taylor and his team must find the truth before more people die. Standing in their way is a local family that has been running a criminal enterprise for decades and has everyone in the valley afraid
During the 70s Cold War tensions escalated. The 2 super powers prepared for nuclear holocaust. The world’s safety depended on this threat of mutual annihilation; It was the only thing keeping us safe. A grim logic soon emerged, nuclear disarmament was not achievable but nuclear war was unthinkable.
Tribes, Shrine Priests, Ancient Traditions and the oldest Profession in the world. Krisi soon becomes dangerously mired in much more than just old Ghanaian practices. A new country, a new culture and on discovering the scary activities of some of her new friends...new enemies of the criminal and not...
A young Native American battles an international wine conglomerate intent on clearcutting a stand of old-growth redwoods where Gold Rush settlers massacred his ancestors. When his heroic voice falls short of what many people hope for, a world-class high wire diva steps into the breach.
Joseph's oversized school uniform begins this Ugandan adaptation of a favorite Jewish folktale. As both Joseph and his Grandfather grow older, that shirt transforms into many objects to help Joseph in school. Readers will enjoy guessing what object will come next. Joseph sings the story at the end.
Mrs. Childs's creative writing students are expected to keep personal journals for self-expression. But when clues from a murder investigation cause police authorities to confiscate the students’ journals, an innocent writing project meant to empower students now opens deep conflicts instead.
Mia isn’t looking for a relationship, but Nick Frost is irresistible: a Man with a capital Muh. She can fight it all she likes, but their attraction is off-the-charts. In Nick’s head it’s a done deal. Mia’s The One. But can she trust and give herself completely to a man who keeps so much hidden?
On St David's Day 1981, Helen receives a phone call in St Louis from her distraught father in Yorkshire, leading her to a heart-searing path of discovery. Her brother David's shocking death at twenty in a remote mansion triggers a quest to unravel truths shrouded in secrets and silence.
Live music is in her blood but she fears there's a killer in the crowd. Cath Edgley's mother was the lead singer of an all girl punk band who vanished when Cath was 7 years old. When the man she believes was her father is murdered, Cath is determined to find the truth about her missing mum.
After thinking he died in combat, a young warrior learns he was in a world created as a human experiment by a ruthless society over 500 years in the future and must use his combat skills and spiritual power to fight in a galactic war over the cure for death and a quest for immortality.
Committed to a psychiatric unit, Charley creates bonds with three other patients, but as she faces her inner demons, she fears she might not be strong enough to take centre stage. Will Charley’s newfound friendships help her escape her mental prison and find her true voice?
Barely surviving her last fall, equestrian Emily Conners’ world is turned upside when her boss is brutally murdered and she has to keep her darkest secrets from the detective determined to uncover the truth and claim her heart while on the trail of a killer.
A deadly storm, a miraculous survivor, and a horrific new ability may be the only chance of survival for two kidnapped girls. The first of a four-book series, Prax blends global mythologies with torn-from-the-headlines realism to confront the issues of human trafficking in the American Midwest.
Alex’s short-term goals are to stay under the PTF's radar and as far from the fae Courts as she can, but her plans go up in smoke when her friend’s sister goes missing. To mount a rescue she'll have to avoid PTF raids, conquer old ghosts, and risk coming face to face with her fae grandfather again.
In a sprawling, nameless 'City', a disillusioned young writer enters an advertising firm on the same day that he is warned by a stranger that City is not as it seems, and finds himself joining an artists' rebellion that exists only in the metro system beneath the City streets.
Boys and men of Berlin. A captivating journey through their lives, love affairs and misdemeanours, across the city's turbulent history. Echoes within echoes. Circles within circles. Wealth, poverty and moral compromise. The privilege and toxic masculinity of the Prussian Officer class.
It sparks children's imagination as a friendship is formed with all the different characters. This book shows that it’s okay to face things that you fear and to ask for help. Look out for more adventures from this group of friends.
It's not your gramma's ABCs! It's a book about animals, cleverly disguised as a book about the alphabet! It'll keep children entertained through their high school years, and even beyond.
In his latest case, Cartwright sets out to prove the innocence of a seventeen-year-old girl named Alice, suspected of murdering her grandfather, Professor Carmichael—a leading genetic scientist, with a dark and sinister past, dating back to the 1930s American Eugenics program.
Ronni Peters, a Texas heiress, has a crush, not a case. But when she hires sexy detective Cotten Hammond to find an imaginary stalker, she finds that someone at her father's company actually does want her out of the way. They race against time to discover a killer before becoming the next victim.
When fates collide, a race to find the hero of an ancient prophecy begins, forcing a young woman to face not only a dark and ancient evil hell-bent on revenge, but her own fears, self doubt, and disbelief in magic.
Five friends go to the carnival that has stopped in town. While riding the ghost train ride, their experience is not what everybody else gets, and they unwittingly wake up a sleeping demon and unleash it into the world. While being chased, a mysterious caller tells them only they can kill the beast.
Hernando de Soto, 350 battle-hardened conquistadors and deadly old-world diseases crossed the Mississippi River in 1541. A century later, against the will and taboos in her small tribe of survivors, Manaha fights to keep alive all that remains of their decimated, lost ancient homeland, the stories.
Immerse yourself for a while in the unique village of Winkdale, the setting for Ralph Jones' debut collection. Winkdale is a magnet for some of the weirdest and most fascinating people around. A surreal compendium of comic tales, Welcome to Winkdale is a postcard from the strangest place on Earth.
Five days before Halloween, fall turns frightful in Olivia’s hometown when a child’s drawing implicates her as the key to solving a murder tied to a mysterious algae bloom at a park lake. Motives abound, suspects are plenty, and the only witness to the crime is a boy who doesn’t speak.
Mo’destee is a Senegambia teenager, in love & happier than ever. When white strangers speaking a foreign language attack their village her life is turned upside-down. Years later, Araminta is born a third-generation slave, dreaming of a different life. Is she brave enough to follow stars to freedom...
In London, on their thirteenth birthday, a timid girl and her twin brother's parents vanished without a trace. Determined to find them, they embark on a perilous journey across the city and entered a parallel magical realm, where truth awaited amidst danger.
In the 16th century John Dee, known as Queen Elizabeth's Magician, unearths a magical object and uses it to save the country in its hour of peril. 400 years later a couple come across it in the Cornish sea, not suspecting the damage it will do to their lives.
Mógū's rough start as a discarded daughter raised by nuns worsened after puberty when she was sold to work on a flower boat. Shrewd & determined to come out on top of a bad situation, she prospered from a golden opportunity the pirates who kidnapped her provided. Based on the pirate, Ching Shih.
Half-brothers Peglar and Ragul compete for their father's legacy. Ragul, always a bully, does what he can to get ahead but is frustrated as Peglar avoids his traps. Ragul challenges his half-brother to settle it by fighting him in the dreaded cage. Only one of them can survive. Which will it be?
Finding a new path can be difficult when the darkness threatens to swallow you. A heartwarming story about a Marine searching for his new purpose in life after a tragic brush with death causes his unwanted discharge. To find it, he takes an epic journey to heal, give back, and let go of the past.
Seven-Sided Son of a Bitch follows Hep Thomas from his 1980s childhood in the suburbs of Jackson, Mississippi, to adulthood in the South Carolina Lowcountry and New York City. It is a coming-of-age novel about a Gen-X kid trying the best he can in a strange, unpredictable, sometimes dangerous world.
It's a bumpy road to becoming queen of the vampires.
Corrupt detective Seymour Trent is suspected of arranging the murder of a major Midlands drug dealer he was long associated with. But detectives Roy and Roscoe have to widen their investigation after finding the dealer had been dead for several days before Trent’s hitman arrived. Then the criminals...
When Olly Appleton’s grandfather dies in a suspicious accident, his family moves into the family estate. It sits in a wooded sanctuary known for superstitions involving mythical creatures known as Spores. The Spores befriend Olly and discover they must work together to protect both of their homes.
Tired of being misused and abused by humanity’s favored phrase, “Karma’s a bitch,” Karma shows her face…literally. Without hesitation, Karma drops dimes and gold nuggets about humanity, including four women whose lives are turned upside down by a troubling investigation.
In a historical fantasy world, after having accidentally killed his elder brother, Louis Perrault hates himself and his frightening magical powers. Can Louis protect his brother’s invention, himself and his friends from an enemy, and learn to accept and forgive himself in the process?
This novel about public policy discusses what reforms that would be necessary to make a transition from dysfunctional to optimal in public offices, the basic premise being that it would be desirable to view large government programs as experiments, periodically review them, and propose changes.
Could humanity be rebuilt if a virus decimated 95% of the population? Human settlements returning to cultural atavism, backwardness, and isolation. Even if things were to go favorably, this new humanity would take several millennia to reach the pre-extinction cultural and technological levels.
Dacre searches for the cause of his phobias, but the loss of a friend who found it all too much makes him understand the risks he is taking by exploring his subconscious. Shocking family secrets are exhumed, amongst them his own repressed memories of gruesome unsolved murders. Is he a killer?
Follow a charlatan from her humble mining town beginnings to her unceremonious career-ending visit from an old friend. Follow, too, the New York detectives as they work to unravel her misdeeds. If you love plot twists and turns, this story will assuredly please you.
It is 1966 and Mary Foster's world is disrupted by a sudden move to a dilapidated house on England's south coast where she navigates her way through adolescence amidst family secrets before uncovering an explosive truth. 40 years later, Mary wants to know more, to resolve the enigma of Mr Jarvis.
Disoriented by the Lemurian procedure used to save her life, Julissa struggles with her newfound gifts and transformation into a Lemurian Inferus. With Aaron secured in Telos, her vacuum is filled by the Atlantean Nani Doris and Sons and Daughters of Belial, edging her to the brink of destruction.
Life feels infinite when you're young, but Allie Graves knows all too well that she's living on borrowed time. Six years ago, she made the deal of her life in exchange for service to angels. Now her six years of service are up and returning to her mortal life comes with some serious consequences.
"Adorable, gorgeous, amazing" - just three of the words regularly used by friends everywhere when Bobby and Bubba, of the British bulldog breed, venture onto the streets of Chelsea. Now they are stars of illustrated short story to be enjoyed by children of all ages and read together as a family.
Venom meets Supernatural in this high-stakes urban fantasy. When a routine hunt goes wrong, an illegal magic-practitioner possessed by a snarky demon has to team up with the cop tasked with bringing her in to prevent the citizens of Baltimore from becoming meat puppets for the denizens of the Rift.
Soraya Rawlings, Dream Walker, Leader of an ancient group of Earth Magic wielders - The Circle. Shawn Kites, Owner and CEO of DNAgen Biolabs, hell-bent on continuing his murderous killing spree of The Circle members. Will Shawn kill any more members of The Circle? Will Soraya and The Circle master...
Detectives are at first baffled when a dog walker finds a respected doctor murdered in a wood. But they find the GP had been subject to a tribunal regarding his treatment of a boy that died in his care. The distraught parents are obvious suspects, but DS Sunita Roy feels she must dig more deeply...
Deep in the Peruvian rainforest, orphan Moises Quispe finds the legendary Black Butterfly, and through the dark stories written into its wings, learns that Mother Nature has declared war on mankind. Moises realises he has a part to play, but what will he fight for, the human or the natural world?
This cosmic love story moves from ancient end-time earth-change prophecy into modern global conspiracy. Listen, we can hear these voices—even the Earth herself—calling us through time, from out there beyond. Follow our heroine through cataclysm into survival. See the man who loves her reveal himself...
The concept of men's 'mental fitness’ has fascinated high performance leadership coach and behavioural science consultant Chinazom Sunny Nwabueze for years. Combining observations, research and professional training, Real Talk combines coaching insights with solid data and impactful storytelling.
Senior nurse, Jamilah remains traumatised by the terrorism and corruption that stole her adolescence. Meanwhile, Boko Haram is expanding, becoming bolder. When they take her sister, the Governor shows little interest. It's against her oath, against her faith but this time she will have justice.
Otherworldly Sweetness lures readers into the world of Award-Winning Author Kristin J. Wall’s strangely beautiful creation, Viburnie of 1800’s occidental America. She is a haunting figure, a young woman so unlike any of the folk in the small town they all call home sweet home. Torn between her love...
Born into a blue collar family in 1968, young Athena is sent away when her mother is hospitalized and their father is unable to care for them. Trauma, separation, denial and suffering set Athena on her path. Book one explores the themes of family conflict, alcoholism and teenage love.
A mysterious message. A mission from the gods. Can he turn back the clock to prevent his family’s extinction?
First place winner in the 2022 Chatelaine Awards offered by Chanticleer Reviews. Sarah Campbell left her idyllic island in the South Pacific during a daring rescue. She hastily married the dashing captain, Nathan Shelby, (aka. Hassan Aziz) to avoid a life in captivity on the Barbary Coast. They fell...
Maya's reluctant return to her small hometown of Cherryville, where she reconnects with two old friends to open a bar, leads to working alongside her high school sweetheart, Dustin, and a tarot card reading during a wine-fueled night that leaves her questioning if love is still in the cards for her.
The Boilersuit is a crime drama with a little humor on the side. There is no denying it, everyone has that one bad cousin. The one relative who always helped you get into trouble and out of trouble at the same time. This fictional story was inspired by true events.
An extraordinary story of the youngest and one of the most decorated front-line junior officers on the forgotten southern front in Europe. Brutal combat, tragic sacrifice, astonishing suffering, a secret mission to save the world-famous Lipizzaners, a gripping aftermath, and an astonishing ending.
Drippy can’t shoot fire, only water—gallons and gallons of it. Allergy or curse, he must find a cure, or he and Leena the Girl Knight can’t save his dragon clan from villagers headed their way—with pitchforks and torches.
When her father is murdered by Nazis right before her eyes, seventeen-year-old Rose Harcourt must go on the run. Her only route is through a forest teeming with Nazis, with a deadly wolf on the prowl. She must rescue her grandmother and escape before the Nazis or the wolf finds her first.
Is it still a one night stand if it happens the same time each year? Jamie’s whole world changes when he meets the bubbly Penny, putting the lively enigmatic girl on a pedestal - but will he see her the same time next year? What will happen the year that she finally and inevitably doesn’t show?
Is your brain magic? Whether your brain buzzes around the room like a bee or tells you to be loud and roar like a lion, celebrate the many things that it can be. This sensory-seeking celebration shines a light on neurodiversity in a fun and action-packed way for all children to enjoy.
Atlantis seeks refuge on Searth, encountering crab-like beings. As humans face insurrection and a meteor strike, they unite with the Te'Hat for survival. But tensions arise, leading to difficult decisions. A gripping sci-fi tale of alliances and resilience.
The story of Rachel Collins, who, on her 39th birthday decides to embark on a quest to find her perfect imperfect soulmate before she reaches 40. Her quest takes her on a journey of self-discovery and leads her into situations that she never imagined she'd find herself in. Based on real life events.
London, 1967. The Cold War continues, and Britain must remain vigilant as the super powers struggle for supremacy, but the discovery by a top intelligence operative of unethical secret warfare experiments leads him to resign, and starts a race against time as over a million lives are threatened.
Is this dare the dumbest thing I’ve ever done? Katie is in a funk after her fiance dumped her, and in order to help her get past it, her friends have dared her to use a magic eight ball to make all her decisions until Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, this dare falls at the worst time.
History tells us that William Shakespeare died in April of 1616. Or did he? What if the “William Kemp” who set sail from England for the New World in April of 1619 was actually the bard in disguise? How would he adjust to life in the Virginia Colony? How would he interact with the Powhatans? And...
Gaius Stewart is handsome, smart & charismatic. Elizabeth Anderson is beautiful, selfless & caring. There’s only one problem: he’s atheist, & she’s a devoted member of the LDS Church. What begins as a journey for truth takes a turn & becomes a battle of beliefs for the soul of an unexpected romance...
The Self-Liberation of Parson Sykes is a documentary novel that relates the historic escape of a curiously enslaved teenager in Virginia, followed by his enlistment in the Union Army. The story also functions to draw attention to the important role Black people played during the American Civil War.
Nerdy Texan teen, Adam, cannot believe his luck when gorgeous Mexican classmate, María, dumps her boyfriend for him, but their love is fraught with danger as they embark on a terrifying journey through time, across North America, because of who, unbeknown to all, the girl really is.
When Katie inherits her family's struggling orchard, she knows she's in for a challenge but, the last thing she needs is the distraction of the handsome, arrogant European named Lucan, 8 years her senior, who arrives in town and immediately rubs her the wrong way.
Orphaned in post war London, Trish struggles to make it in a man's world. We follow her battles with an establishment set against an up-and-coming female lawyer. Her highs and lows in romance and life in general. Supported by Aunt Tina and her sister Debbie, it's an enthralling read. A page turner.
During a revolt against William the Conqueror, a young healer with a shameful past discovers the rebels' fiery weapons and must decide between siding with their charismatic leader or thwarting his plans to launch an explosive attack against the Normans.
“Cassandra's Shadows” is a series of dark tales for lovers of Gothic mystery. Cassandra Ayers scandalises Victorian society as an out-of-place private detective who debunks paranormal phenomena, but the hardest to debunk is her own mysterious past. Book1. The Highgate Ghost Cassandra Ayers embarks...
What if, in 2011, Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader, is captured instead of killed? How would a trial in the U.S. judicial system look like? Bin Laden's capture starts an al Qaeda attack on the United States, worse than 9/11. Who can stop this insidious disaster? Stars of American Reality TV?
In a land where mountains rise from the surrounding desert like the jaws of a wolf, evil has emerged from beneath the arroyos and infected the only village in that vast landscape. A young girl holds the key to defeating this evil, but she must go on a quest for a land out of ancient legend.
The book follows the life of Obi Ifeanyi, a Nigerian American living in Houston, Texas who is trying to navigate his life, career, personal and family issues with his wife Nkechi and son, Ikechukwu during the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama.
Both chess and the Arabic language are difficult but equally important to learn. Especially for the new generations of immigrants from the Middle East who are losing their culture and language, however want to learn a new mind game.
It was a crime unlike anything seen in British Columbia. The "Wells Gray Murders" almost forty years ago transcends decades. On August 2, 1982, three generations of a family set out on a camping trip. The Johnson car was found off a mountainside road completely burned out.
In this series, we follow Max as he navigates the 6th grade. He had envisioned the sixth grade to be great, instead, he finds himself roughed up by a bully and questioning his own identity when he faces multiple setbacks. As the year progressed, he witnessed his friends overcome their own struggles.
What is a twelve year old girl to do when she finds herself in the silver boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona, in 1880, and her only home is a brothel and her only parent is a drug-addicted mother? If she is Carissa Beaumont, she outsmarts the evil madam and figures a way out.
A true crime book that explores the grittier side of life, and the resilience of those who work in public safety. Real-life emergency calls and the reactions of real first responders as they work to save lives and keep the community safe from medical emergencies to murders and crimes of passion.
I have survived a near fatal, car crash. After reading my recovery story of what I have managed to overcome using persistence, from the feedback already received, I am sure other people will be encouraged and inspired to persist through challenges in their own lives. If Dave can do it, so can I.
The Greatest Thieves tells an enthralling true story of the Pink Panther gang by personalizing the functioning of criminal cartels, the horror of war, and the dissolving of country and family, and showing the results of these bold events on its characters, without relieving them from responsibility.
A grieving psychiatrist is driven to the brink of total breakdown when he is kidnapped by four ex-patients who believe his treatment ruined their lives. They put him on a punishing “treatment plan” that seems to be revenge-driven but turns out to have a far more complex and disturbing intent.
Almost a love story. One woman’s life filled with sex, drugs & betrayal. Dacia thinks she’s escaping a miserable life with her emotionally abusive husband only to get caught up in a world filled with meth & sex. Fast-paced & edgy, Glue will take you on a roller-coaster ride & leave you craving more...
Morag MacAulay, a woman who seems to be cursed wherever she goes and by whoever she meets, explores her past lives in 4thBCE, 15th C and 20th C, and a mysterious gift that allows a guiding (but sometimes deeply interfering) voice into her mind. Will her bizarre dreams and the many ghosts of her past...
President Stacy Parks begins her reign as the newly appointed World Presidential Leader. Dominic Harvey then unleashes a hidden military order he had in hopes to restart the world's population to be recreated within his own image. With not only the population decreasing, so is time.
Oleander Oasis is based on my own true to life experiences as a Domestic Abuse Survivor. Beth and Mel take a leap of faith and make a fresh start in the island town of Galveston, Texas. A whirlwind romance proving that life doesn't end after a tragedy, and that timing is everything.
African-American expatriate landing in West Berlin in the closing days of the Cold War recounts his infatuation with transgender East Berlin refugee Heiko Heinz and the emotional journeys of self-reinvention and empowerment that parallels German Reunification and the divergent course of their lives.
The second in the showbiz thriller trilogy following on from 'Bandwagon'. The cover clearly demonstrates the book's premise, combining the seedy side of showbiz with grubby politics; and what some will do to cover up their sins. The subject and genre are not often seen in novels?
Decorated Navy Seal, Warner Saint James was a brilliant artist. He thought he’d painted his fantasy girl, the woman of his dreams, but soon discovered she was real… alive but hiding and in grave danger. She was no fantasy. He had seen her before, but where? He knew he had to find her… and save her.
During a revolt against William the Conqueror, a young healer with a shameful past discovers the rebels' fiery weapons and must decide between siding with their charismatic leader or thwarting his plans to launch an explosive attack against the occupying Normans.
Addiction to any drug as well as behavioural addictions has a terrible press. The misinformation and myths that abound are epic and addicts themselves are often shamed into silence. My quest has been to Change Perceptions and this is my latest attempt to change the narrative for addicts so that they...
A tale featuring some familiar characters, Grumpy the iguana and friends, and a new character, Baby the manatee. Baby is almost two and that means she will have to separate from her mother soon and go her own way. Baby's mom is teaching her everything she needs to know before that day comes.
A mysterious warrior from a far away land relentlessly hunted for the message she carries. The restless swordsman and his band fighters who come to her aid. Only together can they hope to survive the army of legendary creatures stalking the land and the true evil at its heart.
Journalist Nick Colton lands the scoop of his career when a concertgoer sitting next to him – who had swapped seats moments before - is shot dead in front of his eyes. But the gunman escapes from the Royal Albert Hall amidst the chaos, and Colton’s investigation into the murder will see him treading...
A retired computer tech, wary of new technologies watches as people become "cellphone zombies" who buy junk they usually would not. Virtual reality glasses controlled by a master computer become the latest must-have gadget. Can he and his friends save the world from programmed subservience?
A streetwise opportunist escapes despair and abuse in the big city by seeking opportunities in the mallee. Rose changes her name but not her attitude when she discovers wealth and privilege ripe for the taking from the influential Dowerin family of the mallee.
Pioneer cannabis CEO gets down and dirty in the political and regulatory trenches of California’s greenest industry. An inspirational story about believing in yourself set in one of the US’s wildest emerging industries, Unconventional shares insightful life lessons beyond business and cannabis.
Ilan goes missing while working undercover to stop a terrorist plot. Utilising what happened in Cyprus when she relived another woman’s life through her dreams, the Mossad recruit Jennifer to locate both her husband and the terrorists. Can Jennifer succeed? And at what cost to her?
When the Unified Church is destroyed and a man Alex thought long dead walks back into her life at the head of a sorcerer army, war between the humans, fae, and paranaturals seems inevitable. Alex and her friends must scramble to find a peace that won’t cost them everything.
Nobel Ivan Landeric was born in Prelecosia, Croatia, in 1877. This book combines the facts from family stories and fiction and research to embellish the story. The book embraces the character of Ivan in an attempt to reflect on the time in history and the family he raised in the New World.
Excitement coming from the back of the van made her smile. Two years in the making, she was actually doing it. She knew this is what they all needed, to get away and have some fun. Then it happened, van started to shake, smoke coming out from under the hood. "MOM! Fear replaced laughter and smiles.
The attempted murder of the Elders in The Conductor lead The Circle to take the offensive. New powers bring The Circle together under Soraya's leadership. Shawn Kites, CEO of DNAgen Biolabs, is determined to get Melacrit on the market, eliminating races of color with one pill. Willing to get his...
Lilla is not-your-average princess and a rebel-in-disguise. Arrival of the ruggedly-handsome Callum brings news of a bigger battle that threatens not only Lilla's home world but everyone else's in the Seven Galaxies. Lilla must learn to control her magic and defeat the dark god before He finds her.
A new king reigns over Ashbourn, relentlessly spreading his plague to every soul in the city. Ashbourn plunges into despair as his dark power turns citizens into mindless fanatics. Ara's tainted arm and connection to the dark ruler might be Ashbourn's only hope, unless it's all part of his plan.
The front cover of the book, in addition to providing clearly the title, sub-title and author, shows a dummy, representing 'Brexit', from which a mask is being removed, only to reveal a 'Wizard of Oz' style fairyland from which a baby winged unicorn and three butterflies are emerging.
Infused with beautiful artwork and poetry, Nature Flow takes you on a journey of mindful movement through nature! With simple, easy-to-follow guidance and gentle cues, Nature Flow invites you to discover practices that foster wellbeing and a sense of connectedness to nature. [Non-Fiction,Children's]
Fasten your seat belts. Reality is about to expand to new dimensions of ourselves. We can learn what it means to ever more consciously move through daily in-life, even end-of-life, even perhaps after-life transitions, with ever greater awareness aimed at holding the SELF together through changes.
A lost relic with deadly energy. A parallel realms world. Can Tom redeem his past choices, recover the girl he loves and stop a world-shattering plot? If you like heroes with a dark side, hints of romance and ominously ticking clocks, then you’ll love the first book in this Steampunk SciFi series.
The witty tale of Cordelia Tanner & her glittering life with charming twin brother Rex, and enigmatic best friend Dr Elodie l’Archambeau, which is threatened by the unintended consequences of an invention that she thought was a very good idea at the time - 3D wearable hologram shoes.
Three women; three lives ravaged by civil war; one Cornish destination Their tangled fates depend on past choices and the choices they still have to make but they have one thing in common … they are women in a man’s world, which will leave them exposed to all villainies.
Tragedy or triumph? The story of how one woman's abusive past, crept like a shadow into every facet of her adult life, but would it engulf her? Piquing the psyche and prompting introspection, this story is moving, at times shocking and yet often hilarious as her journey unfolds
Olivia moved away four years ago. She never wanted to come back. But now she's here and the only person around is her annoying childhood foe, Noah. It doesn't matter though, she's leaving again soon and he'll probably push her out the door. One summer can't change the habit of a lifetime. Can it?
Unlike the many books written about my famous journalist father that deal with his influence on the Washington power brokers of the time, my memoir explores the atmosphere from inside the family, where my parents, trained as spies during World War II, continued to keep secrets from one another.
"In the corporate world of Denmark, a determined Black woman shatters glass ceilings as CEO of a renowned company, but her success attracts a dangerous stalker. As she fights to uncover the stalker's identity, she confronts the harsh reality of racism and sexism that women of color face in the...
When Santha stumbles upon a small, rusted key in her home forest, it seems her silent pleas for a new life have been answered. Thrust into a world only glimpsed in childhood stories, Santha sets out to unlock its secrets. But as the key’s influence grows, a choice must be made: survival or sacrifice...
Tina is 3 when she is adopted from Sweden by an American professor. She studies music, becomes a prolific pianist and composer. But something about her birth remains unnamed and hidden. She returns to Sweden, contacts the adoption agency. Come, says a voice on the phone, I have information for you.
Because of a kelpie, two sisters are transported are transported into a twin time warp, that of Victorian Glasgow and a strange kingdom where the older girl, also a character in the book she was reading, is trapped by the kelpie. How can the handsome woodcutter's son overcome the evil horse spirit?
A prime minister's assassination is the key to a plot to destroy Europe’s economy. It’s impossible to stop, but one man tries. He’s no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. He is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the rules of how we live.
Read one woman's story to see how she faced her breast cancer and came out stronger and more alive. Diane Davies, shares her private confidences and secrets of survival. Comfort, love, faith, prayer, family and gratitude - simple values that moved her through the trauma into the joy of thriving.
The Blight. The end of Mankind. The Bridge that may be salvation or the final betrayal. A gripping debut for lovers of traditional high fantasy, set in the dying world where humanity is likened to weakness, and the only path to salvation is the same path which might lead to death.
Shy and reserved Lord Henry Foxbrooke needs a fake girlfriend. Free-spirited actress Libby Fletcher needs a job. But as friendship blurs and faking it starts to feel a little too real, disaster strikes. Can Libby and Henry stick to the script, or has their entire act just bombed?
In the stories of Origami Dogs, dogs rove the grounds of their companions’ emotions. By turns tender, moving, and devastating, this book is a celebration of the bond of devotion possible between humans and dogs, and presents an intimate rendering of the lives we share.
Ex-cop Lacey Fitzpatrick teams up with Navajo medium Sam Firecloud to solve murders--by talking to the victims.
'Merida, the magic campervan, is a fantastic creation - a kind of modern-day Mary Poppins crossed with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang... With wild travels, humour and a glorious journey, this is a story for children and adults to enjoy together.'
Is it a memoir or a cookbook? Told in her own uniquely honest voice, Vickie shares cheating recipes, life hacks, true-life confessions and jagged, gut-wrenching revelations with equal candor.
There is a far bigger scheme here, a plan taking advantage of we (we, the general population) who do not have full access to full information regarding the powerful changes we may face, and the resources that may be necessary to protect ourselves if we do face these changes and events.
Online gambling corporations exploit our weaknesses and feed us misinformation to drive up their profits. Can we counter this kind of blatant targeted advertising? Cara, a statistician at the Center for Disease Control, thinks we can, even as everyone around her tells her it is career suicide....
Eleven years after Ianthe's mother vanished, the 17-year-old girl searches for an explanation and discovers a lost legend, family secrets, and the magic of Ireland. But finding the myth may not be enough to mend the past, and finding the truth just may threaten her future.
The Case of the Emigrant Niece is a novel so rich in historical detail and colour, the reader will feel immersed in the Victorian age. A skilfully crafted and irresistible read, this book is perfect for anyone who enjoys an atmospheric detective story and impeccably researched historical fiction.
Young America, lacking trained sculptors, imported Italians to work on the Capitol, but members of Congress wanted the art commissions awarded to Americans. To offset this artistic vacuum, Americans traveled to Rome, the destination of artists from throughout the world. Here, in 1835, Thomas...
Black, White, and Gray All Over; a Black Man’s Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement compels us to take a brutally close-up view of the poverty, trauma, and violence of Black inner-city life in the United States, which the author lives through first as a young man yielding to the temptations of crime
Unlike the many books written about my famous journalist father that deal with his influence on the Washington power brokers of the time, my memoir explores the atmosphere from inside the family, where my parents, trained as spies during World War II, continued to keep secrets from one another.
“Seeing humans removed because of an Event I rubber-stamped ... How do you think that felt?” With the world on the brink of destruction, female mathematician Caila (53) and alien scientist Mateos cooperate to forge a future for humankind. But is there more to their relationship than meets the eye?
In an epic fantasy set in the future, various cultures are split by their differences, inhabiting a feudal world. When a demonic army known as the Demon Plague appears from obscurity, spreading darkness and torment, one man must assemble some of the greatest champions to resist the evil force.
To cure an obsessive need to seduce celebrities, painter Iris audits ex-boyfriend's Ephriam’s color therapy course. Internalizing colors' wisdom activates her visioning. With her rainbow refreshed, Iris can now balance on her own two feet while sending plans for peace out into a suffering world.
Do you struggle with confidence, decision-making, and self-worth? Would you like the way forward to be transparent and streamlined, creating a path filled with clarity, ease, and flow? Strengthening your intuitive connection is the key. It naturally builds self-confidence and worthiness.
Love. Fate. Darkness. Thrust into a timeless battle between an ancient network of witches and the demon underbelly who will stop at nothing to possess her regenerating body, Scarlet must face her greatest fears and accept the possibility that she is the fountain of youth personified.
Three women; a fortress forged their friendship; a Cornish rebellion will test it. In a post-war world turned upside-down, the women face circumstances to test their spirit, resourcefulness & courage. Their future is unknown & the present uncertain, but their past forged bonds not easily broken.
"Memories are never entirely silent. They murmur in your cells, shadow the mind, and knock at the door." Rella Cooper is a successful architect with a bright future. But whispers rustle in the recesses of her mind. Have parts of her past been locked away, along with trauma she has no memory of?
Born to aristocracy, Ada will marry and never want for anything... except freedom. And unearthly visitor and a series of seemingly supernatural events delivers her from the mundane, but no one could have predicted the darkness that comes with it. Taken in and raised by a secret society, Ada is...
This book brings hope and peace to those going through a time of suffering and inspires us to live this amazing gift of life we have to the full. It allows the reader to join me through the highs and lows of a difficult time in my life yet acknowledges that even in the darkest times - God is there.
The hardest goodbyes are the ones we never get to say. When Gabe Meier lost his wife, Eleanor, it affected everyone – especially his sons, Alex and Eric. Several years after her death, Gabe struggles with a guilty conscience, and Alex is struggling with demons of his own.
A 30-year-old nomad seeks adventure and freedom at sea, but finds herself at odds with love, work, immigration, the weather, and health as she navigates the world and her relationship. Through joy, curiosity, determination, and personal challenges, she must survive - and mature along the way.
School dropout, chimney sweep, investment banker — that’s my story.
It’s the summer of 2017 in Wellington Beach, California, a suburban coastal town increasingly divided by politics, protests, and escalating housing prices—divisions that change the lives of five neighbors as they search for home and community in a neighborhood where no one can agree who belongs...
Does she hail from a matriarchal lineage of madwomen? Or an ancestry of female power and purpose? The discovery of an aged mysterious book sweeps Norah into a whirlwind, exposing ancient Irish family secrets and traditions, all stemming from her foremothers through the ages of Ireland.
A young American sculptor in Rome, meets and falls in love with a beautiful Italian woman who belongs to a secret society intent on unifying the Kingdoms of Italy. She introduces him to the labyrinthine world of Italian politics and its dangerous subversive activities. She is asked to help the...
Fifty years ago a vicious animal attack sparked by the lunar calendar destroyed a small farming family. Today that same lunar calendar event will occur again. The question is, will the same vicious animal attack recur on a global level? If it does, will it drive man into extinction?
If you could be anything what would you be? 10 year old Amy Bloomsy would be a GOAT. After a chance meeting with a high-spirited, French speaking goat called Õogly, Amy rejects her human life and adopts one of a goat - But her friends, teachers and parents are not tolerant of this new lifestyle...
Elf Dust to Excellence takes you through a 40-day introspective journey of self-examination to strengthen character, face reality, experience wisdom, embrace friendships, and luxuriate in God's love. The captivating entries provide an interactive approach to greatness via the grace of God.
It's 1688 AD, in the midst of the British "Glorious Revolution" and Dutch invasion, wealthy widow Rebecca DuMaurier, an African British royal court favorite, flees a forced marriage to a general and English earl, and into a tan-skinned, Irish Catholic pirate walking the shores of her Cornwall home.
Thank you for allowing me to enter my book, One Arctic Night into your contest. This is my first novel, and it is based upon years of observation I noted whilst travelling the Canadian Arctic. The Canadian Northern aboriginals are called Inuit. They are a proud culture with amazing traditions pretty...
In Italy, 1477, Andrea, a young soldier discovers a plot to kill the leaders of Florence, Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici. The plot involves Andrea's employer, the Duke of Urbino. But Giuliano is Andrea's close friend. Can Andrea save Lorenzo and Giuliano with the help of his friends and family?
Two true-crime podcast sisters get the scoop of a lifetime when they are given intimate details about a murder cover-up in their hometown. . The dedicated podcasters shine a light on the forgotten victim and resurrect his importance in the biggest event of his young life
After 20 years living a double life in MI6 as an IRA agent an Irish woman decides after one last killing to start a new life on Rhodes exploring her family’s roots, including searching for her birth father. The trail leads back to 1970s Lindos, and deceit and betrayal during the 1943 Nazi occupation...
A world ravaged by a divine war between Darkness and Light finds itself at the beginning of the end as seven characters unexpectedly cross paths. As a group they journey through the magic-filled world to find the key to a legendary vault that might hold the solution to the ancient war.
Adam Jennings, a recently suspended Agent of the Global Investigation Bureau returns to what should be an open and shut case, only to be dragged into a complex underbelly of a city he thought he knew, and is forced to tread a thin line between right and wrong as he uncovers what the truth really is.
This cosmic love story moves from ancient end-time earth-change prophecy into modern global conspiracy. Listen, we can hear these voices—even the Earth herself—calling us through time, from out there beyond. Follow our heroine through cataclysm into survival. See the man who loves her reveal himself...
A mysterious corpse, beastly assassins, and a basement full of cadavers dissolving in acid, lead the beast hunters towards an enigmatic candidate, favourite to claim the throne of Ashbourn. Still a beast hunter apprentice, Ara takes on a new case in a large city with strange ties to her new powers.
Benji discovers no one in his life is who he thought they were. Thrust from his easy life in Edinburgh into the magical world of Elysia - a world where the mythological beings are real, he undertakes a perilous journey with girlfriend Kim. War is coming and they are caught up in the middle of it.
After Marlowe Giles moves from Dallas to Manhattan, her dreams begin to reveal a magic she didn't know she had. The magic draws her into a world she didn't know existed. But the cry for help in her dreams also comes with a warning: Save Me. Save You.
Imagine animals playing instruments, described in a very rhythmic fashion. This fun-to-read book will help you learn about some animals or instruments you may have never heard of. The rhymes roll off your tongue as the rhythm of the melodic words tickle your ears. So, In All of Your Days Have You...
Fresh from Ellis Island, Franceska is lost in a murky American dream until a daily job in the home of Sara Delano Roosevelt forever entwines her future with a young FDR. Written by Frances's great-granddaughter, this novel invites readers into a 100-year-old family mystery.
Turkey’s biggest star, Cem Erkam, is hiding in New Zealand, desperate for good publicity after a leak of compromising photos. Enter Aria, a local woman who’s the doppelgänger of his old co-star. She's given up on her acting dreams when Cem asks her to impersonate a Turkish actress. Swept into the...
It may have biggest economy in Africa but from one end of Nigeria to the other, there's an underclass struggling to survive, whether against the corruption of bustling, commercial Lagos or the political insurgencies of the north. BBC-man Tunde Ososanya offers 12 snapshots of what they're up against.
With her mom dead, the world teetering on the brink of apocalypse, and she a full-fledged Lemurian Inferus, Julissa opts to enter Telos, the city within Mount Shastina. Here she will walk Songline with Aaron, as avatars, to test their compatibility, vying against all odds to be the surface equal.
A medical drama with humorous elements, set across UK, India and Australia. Three doctors meet in an opal-mining town in outback South Australia. All have secrets— some are darker than others. Tragedy strikes. Opal magic sustains and shapes, but is it enough to shed chains of guilt and recrimination...
A private investigator finds a man for her client, he says the client wants to kill him because she thinks he and the PI’s friend murdered the client’s brother. The PI’s friend begs her to find the real killer. The PI is attracted to the man she found for her client and doesn’t know whom to believe...
Trammel, a bio-droid, wrestles with the pain of becoming more human after a scientist modifies his design in hopes of creating an immortal being who can prevent humanoid extinction. Trammel struggles with his mercenary past and his ever-evolving human tendencies, which drive his quest for meaning.
Lander, Kerryl's twin, sets out on a quest to find the truth about the deadly virus that has ravaged the country. His journey is filled with danger, suspense, and emotional challenges. Confronting those responsible is difficult and risky, and his reaction has far-reaching consequences.
Newly recruited sergeant Sunita Roy probes the baffling case of a businessman who fails to return home after his village choir practice. Amid evidence of his ailing marriage and nose-diving business venture, she is determined to impress her chief inspector and solve the mystery – despite being...
Young American Owen seeks his father in an African prison, and the truth about why he is there--but his father won't say. Wanjeri, an African woman and elephant researcher, helps him learn the truth with the help of wild elephants, who are also characters whose lives intersect with the human story.
Bobby Lee Darrow, forced into a community service assignment, befriends a World War II vet concealing a war time secret and claims of a long-lost love. Captivated by the his story, Bobby sets out on a journey to discover the truth and finds the purpose of his life along the way.
There is one thing every human understands. Get involved with Others at your own risk. Pray they don't involve themselves with you. Oriana was raised in this world of deadly beings. She knows the rules by heart. Yet when she's kidnapped and her memory broken it is an Other, not humans, who aids her.
On a routine outing to gather food, Ian Welshbech saves a newly orphaned young girl and agrees to escort her to her nearby destination. But this girl isn't what she appears, and their short journey is anything but easy. Can Ian get her to safety and embrace his atonement?
Discovering who he's in love with is Willi's task. Madison is clairvoyant, an artist, and in love. All three are the reason Willi's in trouble. Her world implodes when she's charged with murder. He’s a regular guy called by a supernatural being he doesn't believe in to save Madison and her family.
Peglar is exiled. If his half-brother's men find him death awaits. Yalka, a girl from the slums Peglar met in Book 1, blames him for the fire which has killed her brother. Fate deals them blows which force them together but before they can reunite they face challenges which could destroy them both.
Raven Transcending Fear is part memoir, part self-help guide. It’s the authors' personal story of childhood abuse, diving deep into terror before ultimately getting comfortable with fear and transcending it. Readers go on the journey with Terri as she moves from a life ruled by fear to fearlessness...
A Manchester detective and her friends take on a case involving the theft of a multi-million-pound Fabergé egg. Events quickly escalate, and they find themselves dealing with unscrupulous villains who will stop at nothing – not even at kidnapping or murder – to achieve their goals.
With the aid of a mystical pen, a down-on-her-luck mother in WWII Edinburgh travels back in time to medieval France, where she discovers a map to the fabled Knights Templar treasure and begins a race against time to find it before the Nazis harm her captive children.
What is it like to return to Earth a hundred years after its downfall? Two years ago, Simon, a revolutionary from the Arcadis space station, fled to Earth. The alien planet he finds is backward and primitive. While Simon struggles to adapt, his newfound friend Anna guides him through life in the new...
WISH ME LUCK – Contemporary Drama By Gayle De Blake Four lifelong friends have an incredible opportunity to relive the past 20 years, which takes them back to 1999 and their college years. They enter this thrilling re-do, knowing all of what happened the first time around. As they consider and re...
Marcia Duncan, a young girl with learning difficulties, lives with her alcoholic mother in a small terrace house on a rundown council estate, manages to bumble through life with a mixture of hilarity, naivety and acceptance. Her best friend and mentor Molly, is another kettle of fish altogether!
Lilla is on her next mission as a Sybil, when she must travel to the Pada world following the trail of a ruthless murderer. When the Teryn emperor goes missing, Lilla must uncover who is behind the conspiracy before it's too late. Unfortunately her success depends on the Proud Pada.
Just City is an award-winning novella about 21-year-old Nathan who dreams about creating a start-up with his friend Jack, but ends up questioning his own beliefs about meritocracy and begins the search for a new life credo that will have both love and reason at its core.
"The LITclub is your guide to turn reading the classics into an immersive, fun journey. Discover tools to enhance comprehension, foster critical thinking, enjoy themed meals, and ignite a shared love for literature in your family."
1917. Avonstow is at war but it's a friendly invasion that forces deeply held secrets to emerge and the commander of the village’s naval base is convinced a spy is in their midst. There is always a price to pay for unearthing secrets and in 1995 a body is discovered after laying hidden for 80 years...
17th Century witchfinder Janet Douglas is banished from Scotland after accusing numerous women of witchcraft and sent to the Jamaican plantations. Her possible descendant in the 21st century Mercy Douglas, travels to Scotland to confirm she's her ancestor. While there, finds some witches of her own.
With the help of technology, doctors can now assist individuals in achieving what was previously impossible. Humans look a little different today than in recent history. This book explores various themes such as chronic illness, differently-abled bodies, queer communities, and more.
A curious woman travels to a Caribbean island, needing to overcome her recent grief and loss. She meets a local man, who draws her into his family circle, seeing new opportunities for himself, but warnings of 'be careful' soon follow her and events dramatically unfold into a dantesque inferno.
Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary where Beau Devereaux commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Someone has to stop Beau Devereaux, and that someone will pay with their life.
Randy Carter might as well be on his own. He’s an only child whose mother and stepfather have better things to do than raise him. When Randy’s life collapses around him, he’s forced to make some tough choices—about his faith, his career, and his relationship.
As Franny returns to Cherryville, jilted Jin has an unusual revenge list of chores for her to complete, while Franny embarks on a quest to reclaim her bar and win back Jin's heart along the way.
Alex dives deeper into the shadows as bitter enemies pull her into a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth, and claws—not to mention the truth. She thought she was done with murderers and monsters but the paranatural community isn’t through with her yet.
Fate lures readers into the world of award-winning author Kristin J. Wall’s complex and compelling creation, Copy 13, the sole remnant of the highly advanced, self-replicating Haldis species imprisoned on a foreign future earth in the year 2044. Reeling from the fated deaths of her late Primary and...
In the Millennium Republic of 2075, UNIVIRTUAL, the final assimilation of all citizens into the virtual universe of the Worldstream, begins. A small band of outliers—Raúl, Dylan, and Hammad—stands in the way. Together, they hatch a scheme to preserve the last vestige of Real Life.
At 52, Wilson, a butterfly hunter, is feeling the weight of a past rich in errors and false starts. At the same time, he is obsessed with Gloria, a Chinese girl with a patch on one eye, he met in Hong Kong five years earlier. Gloria had led him into a "garden" - if that's what really happened. It's...
Do you rise and shine or rise and whine? The way you start your morning matters - it sets the tone for the rest of your day, shaping your mood, focus and productivity. In Rise and Shine, psychologist Kate and therapist Toby share their innovative way to creating good mornings: the S.H.I.N.E. method.
Book 1 of the series focuses on what has been called "The Crime of the Century" in 1920s United States. At the center of this murder case were Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb – two wealthy University of Chicago students who, in May of 1924, kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks.
In a dystopian future, the corpocracy legalizes Debt Servitude. For a New York cop affected by OCD, time is running out. They framed him for treason and kidnapped his wife. A global manhunt is ongoing but his mission is crystal clear: save his kidnapped pregnant wife, no matter what.
Dana Cohen has retired from the NYPD as a detective, to go help her elderly father run his wine making operation in Long Island. Having recently been divorced after a long an rocky marriage from Detective Pete Fitzgerald, she soon realizes she cannot escape from her "detecting" predilections.
Fr. Oliver is pulled into a conspiracy of evil that only he can see. Others will surely die if he talks about it and the future of the Catholic Church and the souls of millions of unborn children are at stake. He quickly becomes the target as he struggles to stay alive while battling the demonic.
Many did fundraising hikes to Everest Base Camp, but few publish a book about their experience. Wei San did both. Both of the experience taught her life's lessons. "Things do not always turn out the way I plan, but my attitude can make a difference.” This is the story she would like to share.
Having escaped the apocalypse in the Old World and set free in the New World, Julissa, held in suspension for 75 years, is lost, until she’s adopted by the Glass Clan, Aaron’s offspring, who point her to Nani Doris's city of Atlantis where betrayal, despair, and death await her and her unborn child...
Brooke Sandstrom has just been laid off and her house is in foreclosure. With no husband to support her, Brooke must make a decision for the financial security of her young son, who has special education needs, and her ailing mother living in a care facility. When her friend offers her the option of...
Georgiana, master juggler of growing kids, growing old parents, eco-warrior activists and needy foreign students, is complacently content until tragedy strikes, and whilst her husband finds solace in his Welsh roots, her own inner path involves spoons, breakfast radio and unexpected enlightenment.
Sherlock Holmes recuperates after his first major case. A typewriter theft leads Dr. Watson and him to a complex case involving a new master criminal named Lofcadio Hearseborn III, underground tunnels in London and ravid Sumatran rats the size of dogs.
Starring strong female protagonists whose fates become entangled in interesting ways, volume one of the trilogy traces the sexual road trip of the lonely and neglected Japanese housewife, Tomoko, and the young, vibrant and spontaneous college girl, Ai, who is her counterpart on that sensual journey.
King David awakens during the pandemic after 3000 years; now, he must believe in his Son in order to bring Heaven and Earth together.
Jimmy was an alien baby whose parents died when they visited Earth. 'Aunt' Ethel took care on the ginger headed, odd looking boy, who was bullied at school. He ran away to find a place where he could fit in and discovered the magical world of Roombelow, where he befriends witches and becomes a hero.
Survivors of a virus that killed billions 200 years ago, Dua are enslaved by OnyxCorp. In 2261, Caen seeks the key to freeing his people by traveling to the Vine, gateway to the moon. Along the way, he meets Dr. Ligeia Obumbwe, who becomes his unlikely partner in a dangerous quest to defeat OnyxCorp
Green Monsters tells the tale of a sister’s jealousy for a life that was not her own. She only wanted to be happy, of course. And Jason would become her happiness, no matter what it costs them all… Little does Stacey know what her unfathomed actions are about to uncover. Told by the antagonist.
Good against evil is battled with wizards, fairies, Sprites, and magic with danger at every turn.
Well, that was sudden! Shamus turns on the television to discover that the planet has been invaded. Drew, Sabastian, and Mary along with Shamus and an alien visitor, Teak, are all that survived the swift Apocalypse. Forming the resistance did not take long, there were only five of them, but they...
With only a week left before the world's end, Jay must travel across Michigan to fulfill a promise he made to his late wife: to bury her ashes in her childhood home. Using his ability to control fire, he will face monsters wrought by The Anomaly as well as the ones that lurk within his mind.
Imagine wearing a magnificent spacecraft like it was your own body. Imagine being able to fly through the air as elegantly as a bird of prey, to experience the power and exhilaration of soaring through exotic worlds, passing over unfathomable landscapes and facing down the madness of a gas giant.
Held captive in an isolated house in Nebraska by the man she flew across the Atlantic to meet, Abbey knows she has to get free… or die trying. Her only real hope of rescue is her best friend, Cristina who heads to the States and will stop at nothing to find her.
It takes a funeral to bring acclaimed musician Cilla Handsom back home to recall the ordeal she, her community, and a boy named Joe Billy King endured during the court-ordered integration of their school system in a very conservative and rural region of Florida’s Big Bend
Karma shows her face after humanity misuses her name in the phrase, “Karma’s a bitch.” Boldly, Karma gives her two cents as she motivates and narrates the ins and outs of humanity throughout the lives of four women affected by an investigation that turns their lives upside down
New insight into the Life of the Marquis de la Fayette. “Lafayette” focuses on the coming-of-age of Gilbert Lafayette in the era of Queen Marie Antoinette’s court life tracking the young boy’s ambition for glory and honor into obsession to join the colonial American revolution against the British.
In 1969, a grad student and cryptography buff stumbles upon an ancient journal that tells of a miraculous plant-based cure-all. As he struggles to decipher the text and to keep it out of the hands of Big Pharma, the threat of being drafted becomes ever more real.
Simon is a sloth who plays the bagpipes. The only trouble is no one likes his music. Determined to find his magical melody, Simon travels all over the world searching for the answer....Only to discover that all he needs has always been there, right under his furry nose. Join Simon on his quest.
1871: Rivers on Fire (2nd edition) is a story of a young woman and man, Liz and Robert, who travel from London to Chicago to advance a new theory of 19th century brain science. As the couple work together, they fall in love, and ultimately face adventure, treachery, and fiery devastation in their...
Twisting between the sounds of war in 1969 Vietnam and the domestic scenes of 2019 Houston, The Broken Hallelujah follows a woman’s quest to discover the truth about her grandfather, MIA in Vietnam, to bring him home before her grandmother’s memories are lost, and find her own truth to begin again.
Who knows what is, what will be and what might be? Author K.T. Seto explores the possibilities in this collection of short stories. Tales range from classic science fiction complete with aliens, to cyberpunk and dystopian. Enter into the world of what if and explore the depths of the human psyche.
Sarah Campbell is a rarity in the early the early nineteenth century. She is a woman born of Scottish parents and raised on an island in the South Seas (South Pacific). Circumstances force Sarah and her father to leave their idyllic island. Her father dies in an act of treachery before they reach...
Madison Merlot Dayne has come to The Big Island of Hawaii to video her father's TV cooking show but instead of a working vacation she discovers a poisoned Hawaiian singing star, earthquakes, flowing lava, ancient weapons. And she has problems with 3 men - a thief, king, murderer. 22 recipes inside.
In 991, Vikings sail up the Blackwater Estuary and attack Maldon in Essex. Inside the church of St Mary the Virgin, Esme and a group of women fearfully await the outcome of the battle. In 1979, Dr Emma Stuart, a genealogist in London, is asked by a Danish client to trace a Viking ancestor who may...
Inspiring and impactful stories of 8 women who have overcome significant adversities and challenges in life in order to find their purpose in life. These stories are real-life testimonies of what is possible when we face our fears and begin our life again - no matter the age.
A Presidential race is underway between four cut throat senators with different visions for the world. As events unfold, Sky is faced with various challenges and forced to confront many secrets of his past. Meanwhile, John Lewis uncovers the truth behind his son and Jesse Dean's furtive resistance.
Kerryl is alone when everyone around her falls victim to a fatal virus. Her situation affects her mental state and she dreams someone else is there - Adam, a boy who becomes increasingly real to her. It's not until the final pages we learn the truth about Adam and what has really happened to Kerryl.
A coming-of-middle-age novel that challenges the assumption that the status quo is as good as it gets. One woman’s journey to put the pieces of her life together in the most meaningful way — at times chaotic, at times cathartic, but ultimately beautiful in all its imperfect pieces.
Just as Jayden Amare Fox's quiet life on an East London estate looks to be steadily improving, things take a sudden dark and violent turn. Consumed by pain and obsessed with vengeance, his path crosses with that of an infamous hacker, wanted internationally for the crimes he is accused of.
After years of abuse at the hands of her stepfather, 16-year-old Kiara finally fights back... Determined to keep what's left of her shattered family together, Kiara gets emancipated. With the help of family they never knew they had, can Kiara finally heal from her past, or will her inner demons...
"The Big Buna Bash" is a multicultural children's book that says, "Don't be afraid to be who you are! Being different can be difficult sometimes, but maybe the very thing that you are embarassed about is what makes you unique and interesting to others!"
It’s the year 2050—the world is in turmoil—and the remaining societies are spiraling into extinction. . . The highly-addictive EnRapture fulfills every desire yet blurs reality. Ashyr Harmon, the man behind the invention, discovers a fatal flaw and now the ruination of his society is imminent.
Identical twins, Marguerite and Mariana, are entwined with historical characters in a decadent 1860s Paris. They attract powerful occult figures, one of whom transports them through time to Ancient Alexandria and to a temple of Aphrodite. The greatest danger for the twins is their very difference.
Is Jason drinking too much? Well, that’s not the point. The point is he’s discovered an alien signal, the mythological realm is on his case about getting proof, the military are after him, his friends and family are trying to have him committed and he’s being stalked by his counsellor. His only...
The book is about one of those insidious layers of evil that exist alongside and underneath the normal, real world. It tells the story of Soraya Rawlings, a young lady drawn reluctantly into the struggle between races and those with and without power. After dreaming about a murder, she is drawn to...
This is the story of two men, one woman, and a lie. Unwilling mistress of a great lord, Isobel Fenton discovers that power comes at a price. Divided by love and loyalty, she becomes embroiled in the struggle for dominance between the royal houses of York and Lancaster, an enmity echoed in personal...
If you have difficulty entering the rest of God, this book is for you. The number one reason we continue to not be at peace is that we worry about being wise in our own eyes and in the eyes of others. Learn to walk freely in the grace of God and finally abide daily in the gift of Sabbath Rest that...
A sheltered church girl. A quiet, secret rebellion. Glory's mother will stop at nothing to keep her daughter from worldly temptations. Can Glory ever become the person she wants to be? If you like resilient heroines, dramatic themes, and overcoming obstacles, you’ll love this page-turning novel.
This cautionary tale plays out in the early days of the Gay Rights movement post-Stonewall, as a troubled Vietnam vet sorts out the gritty circumstances of a younger sibling’s suspicious death, a throwaway street kid who despite his youth touched many souls in the city’s edgy gay milieus.
Read the personal memories of how these twelve Commonwealth writers got started, who & what inspires them, advice they would offer to other writers and important aspects for crafting your writing. All the inspiration you need is contained in these interviews and quotes from writers around the world.