Two Wellington brothers, Godfrey and Bertie, find love and loss in 1895 in the small town of Charles City, Virginia. Godfrey, the older one, is married and expecting his firstborn child, but when tragedy strikes, how will he carry on? Will Malynn Selman, who comes to live at Wellington Cross Plantation, be able to help him through his grief? Meanwhile, Bertie has just proposed to Amanda Adams, but when an old flame comes to live and work at the boarding house, Adams House, will she tempt Bertie into being unfaithful? She is recently widowed and brings her two children with her along with her own troubles. Will the two brothers eventually find happiness?
Eighteen years ago fire took both of her parents. Her proxy seized control over her kingdom. Her betrothed his name never spoken of at least not to her. Lies of that night have become truth. The truth is never spoken of. Now of age to rule she must reclaim her birthright. She must become the powerful and feared Fey Queen that has been foretold. And She must find out the truth about what really happen to her parents even if she must show her true powers to do so.
The monthly book awards are to go quarterly at the end of this month, so nominations will now have three months to garner as many Facebook ‘votes’ as they can!
Good luck for March 31st and the next deadline will be at the end of June.
PAYBACK – NEW ALTERNATIVE HISTORY NOVEL
BY MICHAEL FITZGERALD PUBLISHED BY MOONSHINE COVE
Payback is great for alternative history fans as well as crime enthusiasts and those interested in World War Two.
It’s a novel filled with disaster and possibility that changes the course of world history.
What if Hitler had been assassinated before World War Two? Who would fill the power vacuum? Who would take over in Germany? How would Mussolini react?
Payback is a fast-paced novel involving two assassins, the gangster Bugsy Siegel and an undercover FBI agent. They travel to Italy for Hitler’s state visit in 1938 to kill him, with additional help from the anti-fascist Mafia.
In the aftermath of the assassination chaos ensues as the Nazi leaders are unaware of the dramatic changes taking place in Germany during their absence. Mussolini makes new plans of his own in the light of the events.
Payback has been described as “one of the best ‘what if?’ novels since ‘Fatherland,”(Kim Kinrade, author of “Rockets of the Reich”) “a great read with an amazing plot that kept me always wanting more,” (David Avoura King, author of “Hitler Out of Time”) “strong characters and surprising twists and turns,” (Sandra Saidak, author of “From the Ashes”) “a first-rate thriller that keeps the heart racing to the very last page.” (James Thayer, author of “S-Day”).
ISBN numbers · ISBN-10: 1945181001 and · ISBN-13: 978-1945181006
ASIN numbers for the Kindle : ASIN: B01MFABT1Q.
Payback has 268 pages
£11.49/ $13.99 paperback
£4.91 /$5.99 Kindle.
Payback is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all major wholesalers and retailers.
Where Is My Voice follows a young girl named Poppy who struggles with selective mutism. Join us as we follow her tough journey through life in hope that she will eventually find her voice.
SPLIT- A Child, A Priest, and the Catholic Church is a riveting memoir that takes the reader into the scary world of a child living in the secrecy and trauma of childhood priest abuse. It’s a courageous story because as a women, the author, faces her abuser. Her child finally gets to speak. You will get glimpses into the author’s convent life, and her journey into the legal arena as she was one of the earliest victims to file a suit against the notorious serial pedophile in the Los Angeles Diocese, Father George Neville Rucker. She is married and lives with her spouse in Seattle, WA.
Portia Peach hates nourishing food, and her despairing family fear for her health. When Great-Aunt Doreen takes Portia to visit relatives at a circus, Portia discovers an ambition to be a circus performer herself, and finds that good food can help her achieve her dream! Help inspire children who hate healthy eating, with this charming book, written and illustrated by Lynn Costelloe.
Robin is an elf who worries too much about himself and very self conscious about his appearance and does not realize he is the same as all the others. This is a book about friendship and acceptance to help children with confidence and self esteem.
Jake is starting school and finding it quite difficult to adapt. He soon finds a friend and gets the help he needs. This is a gentle introduction to autism/aspergers for children and has a friendly guide for adults with signs and symptoms to look out for as well as helpful websites. Jeanette Purkis a campaigner for autism in Australia has endorsed the book with a foreword.
Long ago, before humans forgot them for all eternity, monsters and immortals retreated below ground to seek shelter. But what do the Greek Gods do when they’re bored? They bring back the Olympic games–only a lethal version. The newest contender in these bigger, deadlier games is a young human girl they kidnapped from the streets above. For Kira Lier, it’s kill or be killed as she races against beasts she thought were just myths, to cross the finish line and win a chance to earn her freedom.
Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.
A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?
Frog Heaven is a “black liner” book offering a useful resource for educators and plenty of associated fun for children, while carrying a helpful message explaining Death and the natural cycle of things in reassuring terms. There are line drawings to color in accompanying the tale of little Cheryl, who buries a dead frog in a shoebox and is concerned that her elderly grandfather could die too. There is a section of information for teachers, and details galore about the different frog species to be found around the world, with projects based on the information in the book. Plans for creating frog- and toad-related musical instruments, wall charts and calendars make this a fun educational book with a difference, from experienced children’s author Mary Filmer.
Sam can’t sleep. One by one his family members try to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and his sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.
This story will appeal to children 4-7 yrs old, especially those who are anxious about being alone in the dark, preparing to sleep “away” for the first time or adjusting to a new home. While written as a picture book this text is also accessible as an early reader.
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U.S. President Isabel Aragon Tennyson embarks on a fearless crusade to rein in the financial industry and other rich and powerful forces in the U.S. and around the world. But she is up against a ruthless international conspiracy determined to destroy her first. The ensuing conflict results in assassination, impeachment and murder. The Latina President is not a true story. But it could be. Its themes and conflicts are as current as today’s headlines and newscasts. The story skims the surface between fiction and reality, told by an author who himself spent decades immersed in the tense and turbulent world of high stakes politics. The Latina President is suspenseful, topical, important.
Angels and demons fight to control a town as a young pastor grapples with his strange spiritual power. He begins to question his own faith until he realizes the unmatched potential in the secret weapons that we all have available to us when we are on our knees. This multiple award winning series continues in a second book, Quiver, now available as well.
The purpose of this book is to give examples of prayers that can be used in all phases of life. Backed by scripture, one may use these prayers and incorporate them into their daily time with God.
The Manus Dei system proved that a deity exists.
The universe was changed forever.
Mankind desires equal footing with the God.
The God seeks to abandon mankind.
After his wife dies during childbirth, Lazarus’s life takes a turn for the worst. Addictions and neglect spread across the years as Lazarus focuses on the Deity as the apex of his frustration. During a freak accident, his daughter Elisha disappears. At his weakest point, Lazarus’s last memories of his daughter are erased, leaving him stranded with no clue of her final whereabouts.
On a final whim of desperation, Lazarus locates the last Manus Dei system in existence, hoping to use the machine to find the memories he has forgotten in life. But not without harsh repercussions.
Will Lazarus find Elisha? Or will he succumb to the terrible consequences of using the Manus Dei? Will Lazarus’s ulterior motives turn his daughter’s rescue mission into a war against the God?
Reinventing the face of science fiction and blurring the lines between genres and styles, Plane Walker will leave you enthralled and begging for more – intensely hoping that Lazarus will find his daughter Elisha while harboring feelings of both dread and suspense.
Welcome to the future. Embrace the unknown.
When Lana Matthews, a psychology major at Seattle University, is reluctantly dragged by her roommate to an exclusive S&M club called The Looking Glass, she is mesmerized by the displays of lust, curious about the unconventional props such as a wooden throne, a giant steel spider web, and a giant birdcage, and intimidated by the exhibition portion of the evening, a time when each Dom displays his unique talents. She unexpectedly wins an evening with the club’s top performer, the elusive Dom 241, who satisfies her carnal desires and unleashes a primal urge deep inside her, a dark side of her that she never knew existed, and leaves her craving more of him.
Enzio Salazar has been Lana’s best friend since they were young, and although he confessed his love for her numerous times, she reaffirmed each time that she wanted to remain friends.
The two of them are now attending the same university, but Enzio seems different at times, and Lana cannot figure out what has changed. When she notices a partially opened package in front of Enzio’s dorm room, curiosity gets the best of her, and she takes it to her room, discovering a leather garment inside. She puts it on, silently complaining of its tightness, and notices two metal latches. Connecting them, she hears a chime and the latches become locked in place, making the outfit impossible to remove. Wondering why Enzio would order such an outfit, she is stunned to learn that he dabbles in S&M, and she realizes how little she actually knows about him, like where he works, or who he may be, other than her beloved Enzio.
Sixteen-year-old Joshua Allen was born with an extra chromosome—a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. When a serious accident leaves him in a coma at the hospital, Joshua receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers. The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths that have the town’s sheriff and the coroner completely baffled. But when a ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for Joshua—viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission—Joshua and his friends are thrown into a world of terror. What follows is a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly-indestructible extraterrestrial being. The salvation of an entire race of aliens hangs in the balance…
Trisomy XXI is vivid, imaginative, and unputdownable. Resplendent with twists, turns, chills, thrills and a pulse-racer of a plot, Trisomy XXI will leave readers breathless. Richly-drawn characters, meticulous plotting, and a sensational storyline make for an intelligent, evocative, electrifying novel. An extraordinary new voice in the world of horror fiction, novelist G.A. Minton delivers a spinetingler of the highest order in his debut novel, Trisomy XXI.
TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton has been judged and named a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE by the Independent Book Publishers Association (the IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States), describing the novel as “A very creative story. . .an interesting use of the human genetic syndrome. Seemingly, a way to help all Trisomy XXI humans.” TRISOMY XXI received this prestigious award based on exceptional content, design, and use of technology.
“Trisomy XXI is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Minton’s ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!” – Paige Lovitt for Reader Views.
“The popular trend of adding science fiction elements to horror goes well beyond jumping through portals as is evident in G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI. Minton offers up a compelling, frightening, and surprisingly touching genre blend that both horror and sci-fi readers will enjoy.” – Becky Spratford for The Reader’s Shelf at Library Journal Reviews.
“I enjoyed Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton and I hope to read more of his novels in the future as they portray a great writing style!” – Chris Kyle (sixteen-year-old book reviewer from READER VIEWS).
“Author G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI is a book with an exciting and unique premise that will keep readers turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end. I definitely enjoyed Trisomy XXI. Author G.A. Minton has made a bold choice in choosing a young man with Down Syndrome as the protagonist of this book, and has done a great job at making him so much more than just a stereotype of someone with a disability. This read had action almost from the very beginning and will definitely be able to keep readers on the edge of their seats, even gasping with surprise at times. Any reader who enjoys a great work of horror should definitely grab Trisomy XXI. I am pleased to recommend this book, and will look for more from author G.A. Minton in the very near future!” – 5-STAR Review by Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
“I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. G.A. Milton created a well-rounded small town full of the usual characters one would find in any small town USA. Little do they realize they are soon to be at ground zero for a series of bizarre events. The characters are believable and comfortable. The events are mind bending but flow logically through each twist and turn. I never saw what was coming next but enjoyed the ride!” – Goodreads 5-STAR Review
President Abdul Rahman patted me on the shoulders and said, “Well done, my child! You have held your flag high! That was really excellent! You have changed the fate of the world today! You really are a brave girl! You deserve to be the leader of the Phoenixians, and I am satisfied again that you will guide them. You have the power to control people, change their minds, and lead them.”
What happens when a meteorite powerful enough to turn all people above twenty-five into ashes once it reaches the earth? The plan has been plotted. Nothing is an accident! It’s all well planned and decided by the so-called gods and goddesses who are nothing but mutants.
Can a bunch of teens led by Bindu (Aadhmi, an intelligent robot, a multimillionaire scientist, and a saber-toothed tiger cub) fight against the gods’ master plan and the evil villain, Dr. Malik, and save the human population from destruction at the same time?
To give a touch of awesomeness to this thrilling roller-coaster ride with a nail-biting finish, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is finally revealed!
One man. One secret. Two lives.
James Philips. A seemingly average man with a seemingly average life; a life that some people might even describe as boring.
Marcus Good. A male escort who specialises in providing a very explicit kind of service to women, whatever their needs.
But when two notable client’s of Marcus Good are brutally murdered, James’ secret life is exposed, drawing him into a dark world of suspicion and intrigue.
A world where not everything is as it seems!
Two princes. One bride. A dire misunderstanding… Geo and Dmitri are the princes of Tybiria. Though Geo is the obvious athlete, it’s bookish Dmitri that yields the credit – and consequences – for slaying a foreign prince. But whose arrow really struck the boy?
Luccia Camerlane is the Baron of Backshore’s enigmatic daughter…as well as Prince Geo’s secret mistress…until she learns of her disastrous betrothal to none other than his brother, Prince Dmitri.
When Dmitri is abducted by the deranged King of Llewes, star-crossed lovers Geo and Lucie must set aside their woes and differences to rescue the Crown Prince from the formidable Wintersea fortress. A precocious castle ward, a fascinating love-quadrangle, and a hit-woman harlot complete this action packed rom com in another wickedly fast-paced fantasy adventure from C.K. Brooke, author of The Red Pearl and the Books of Jordinia.
A half-blood magic wielder… A hard-hearted warrior…. A deposed prince. A Bond of Venom and Magic is an epic fantasy tale set in a dangerous world of magic, fearsome winged warriors, dragons and forbidden romance. It is ideal for mature Y A fans of SJ Maas and Cassandra Clare, and readers who love to discover spectacular new worlds.
The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until she loses everything she holds dear. After her home is brutally attacked Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Diamond is drawn ever closer to her saviour Commander Hugo Casimir. Despite her growing feelings for him, Hugo remains a paradox, not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector or an enemy not worthy of her trust?
As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear.
A Bond of Venom and Magic is a tale of two people bound by magic and secrets, but trapped in the complexities of love and betrayal. It is the beginning of an epic journey, one that will test Diamond’s resolve and determination to battle an evil that threatens not only her world but that of Eternity, the land of The Goddess and the Guardians.
Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home. Haven must make a choice; take her people and flee to the foreign Republic across the sea or lead a last stand against a powerful dictator.
As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.
But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.
Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.
Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.
Praise for Untamed
“This has to be one of the best dystopians I have read this year – If you’re a dystopian fan add this to your shelf.” — Birds That Love Words
“I really couldn’t fault Madeline Dyer… Untamed is a fantastic dystopian survival story, filled with twists.” — The Literature Hub
“From the first line, Untamed pulled me in. This is the sort of book that is incredibly difficult to put down… as a person who rarely reads fantasy/sci-fi but grew up with it always on the nightstand, Dyer’s book reawakened in me a buried love for the genre.”– Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo.
“Untamed is very captivating and I found myself racing through it… the imagery Madeline has created is brilliant.” — A Secret Book Lover
“The fast-paced action of Untamed really drew me into the story… readers who enjoy dystopian novels would enjoy this book.” — The Story Sanctuary
Isabella Lovino moved to New York City to hide from the demons of her past, leaving everyone behind. Her troubled history makes it difficult to get a job, but when an opportunity comes up to work at an architectural firm, she takes it. On her first day of work she bumps into a stranger on the street and her whole world changes.
The gorgeous Jason Hart owns his own architectural firm, but that’s not enough. He knows what he wants, and what he wants is the beautiful Isabella Lovino—the same thing he has wanted since college. When he sees her at the restaurant, he knows he can’t let her get away this time. Will she notice him now?
When quick wits and loyalty are put to the test
Mitnash and his AI companion Slate, coders and investigators of interplanetary fraud, are at work again in Timing, the sequel to Far from the Spaceports.
This time their travels take them from Jupiter to Mars, chasing a small-scale scam which seems a waste of their time. Then the case escalates dramatically into threats and extortion. Robin’s Rebels, a new player in the game, is determined to bring down the financial world, and Slate’s fellow AIs are the targets. Will Slate be the next victim?
The clues lead them back to the asteroid belt, and to their friends on the Scilly Isles. The next attack will be here, and Mitnash and Slate must put themselves in the line of fire. To solve the case, they need to team up with an old adversary – the only person this far from Earth who has the necessary skills to help them. But can they trust somebody who keeps their own agenda so well hidden?
The life of a rookie beat cop is changed forever when he meets an elderly sage on a routine call. Using wisdom, perspective, and humor, Naked is a journey destined to transform the readers understanding of God, life, and love.
The Coresie the most powerful civilisation in the universe are doomed. Their bid for immortality has failed
As the ascended beings evacuate the physical world, they are faced with the complicated task to begin to dismantle the powerful machines that have given them dominance over the other races. However a daring assassination attempt goes wrong, leaving only one survivor of the entire race called a Guardian.
It escapes in a desperate attempt to begin a new experiment, and after travelling across galaxies the being finds present day Earth, where it gathers the chosen ones, as the beginning of a new power is rising.
This really was a page-turner! I started reading it at 10.00pm, made myself stop to sleep at 02.00am, then woke and finished it in an hour. That says it all. It’s creepy, disturbing, even scary: I kept trying to find a flaw in the narrator’s logic (how could she be so helpless?) but her tormentor’s ice-cold insanity pre-empted her every bid for freedom and outwitted her every time. A chilling, tension-filled read.
Destination Freedom is a sweeping memoir about a young girl’s journey. The struggle of youth meets the vicious cycle of war and devastation. The story is so relevant to us all. It is unique that it is written from the perspective of a young woman looking back at war, loss, the life of a refugee and how she fits into the world when she must make her way in a new culture. A must read for memoirists and anyone who desires to know the truth that is indeed stranger than fiction.
Earth is overcrowded and polluted.
A new planet, Exilon 5, has been located.
But Exilon 5 is already occupied.
Becoming Human is the first book in this post-apocalyptic dystopian series. Read the books in order: Becoming Human, Altered Reality, Crimson Dawn.
Two Worlds. Two Species. One Terrifying Secret.
In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied.
Having already begun a massive relocation programme, the World Government on Earth sends Bill Taggart to monitor the threat level of the Indigenes, the alien race that lives on Exilon 5. Bill is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. Until now.
Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human.
Laura O’Halloran is losing her daily battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Her only chance at recovery is leaving the dark Earth for the sunnier climate of Exilon 5. She hopes her credentials as a World Government employee will secure her a one-way trip, but with the ever increasing relocation demand that is not a guarantee.
Her discovery of a deadly secret threatens her life and that of Bill and Stephen. A secret so great it could rip apart both worlds.
Syntyche is a fifteen-year-old girl who lives in a world struggling to survive the aftermath of religious wars and a controlling government. Her unique ability to see guardian angels has left her an outcast, but little does she know that her gifts will soon expand with a blessing from the archangel Barachiel. She discovers that she is part of an old prophecy that must bring together angels, sins and virtues to close the gates of Hell – all seven of them. In order to do this they must defeat each demon that guards the doors.
There are many dangers in her future, but Syntyche knows she will survive to see the day when a great prophet can preach without the fears of evil getting in the way. With the help of a griffin, phoenix and dragon, what could possibly go wrong?
The eerie, suspenseful debut novel about two brothers hailed as a masterful excursion into terror by the “Sunday Times “(UK) that is taking the world by storm. When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangled with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one to know the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge, no matter what the cost. Proclaimed a modern classic by the “Sunday Telegraph” (UK), “The Loney “marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction. “
A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the twentieth century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.
This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction.
Those who loved the bestselling Life After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd’s adored younger brother – but for those who have not read it, A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age.
‘Better than most fiction you’ll read this year’ The Times
On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends–nobody could know what he did for a living–and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.
To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.
A shy but privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence – until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest force him to abandon his wife and child and sign up for emigration to Canada.
Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time of war.
Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Viann finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.
Poignant . . . heartfelt . . . Me Before You, at it’s heart, is about two people who properly listen to each other; it is something good (The Independent on Sunday)
Another powerful love story. A deftly plotted narrative populated with likeable engaging characters . . . a bittersweet story about love, learning and letting go. It’s a tremendous read and I loved it (Daily Mail)
When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it: I wanted to reread it . . . An affair to remember (The New York Times Book Review)
At last, a new Moyes novel – and it’s a triumph. Her story of love blossoming in the most unlikely of ways packs such an emotional punch, you’ll need a box of tissues (Elle)
Compelling, moving and absorbing. It’s also a real weepie (Daily Express)
Keep the tissues close as Jojo Moyes returns with Me Before You, a heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting tale about the relationship between an embittered quadriplegic man and the carer who is trying to give him a reason to live (Good Housekeeping)
A compelling novel of life and death decisions and unlikely affections. It’s magical and heartbreaking, but doesn’t shy away from difficult emotional realities. Waterproof mascara essential (Marie Claire)
A disarmingly moving love story . . . a lovely novel, both nontraditional and enthralling (Publishers Weekly)
This truly beautiful story made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby – you simply have to read it (Closer)
Heartbreaking, soul-searching and utterly compelling (Easy Living)
Destined to be the novel that friends press upon each other more than any other next year, it is a tremendous example of what commercial fiction can do when in the hands of an expert. Moyes does a majestic job of conjuring a cast of characters who are charismatic, credible and utterly compelling; Lou and Will are a couple who readers will take to their hearts as they did One Day‘s Emma and Dex (The Independent)
Poignant and beautifully written, this book will stay with you long after you’ve put it down (Star Magazine)
Funny, believable and heartbreaking, this is sure to be the weepy of 2012 (Woman’s Own)
A compelling portrait of an unlikely couple (The Independent)
Me Before You is a page-turner that sucks the reader into caring about the fate of the heroine . . . By turns funny and moving but never predictable. The plot contains a number of surprises and raises thoughtful questions (USA Today)
A perceptive and moving tale (The Independent)
Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing . . . This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love (People)
Beautifully written (The Sun)
An unlikely love story . . . To be devoured like candy, between tears (O, The Oprah Magazine)
Read it and weep: Heartbreak collides with humour in Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You (Good Housekeeping USA)
Jojo Moyes has done it again with this funny, touching tale that is impossible to put down. Make sure you have a box of tissues to hand! (Candis)
When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it: I wanted to reread it. Which might seem perverse if you know that for most of the last hundred pages I was dissolved in tears. Jojo Moyes, the writer who produced this emotional typhoon, knows very well that Me Before You . . . is a ‘real weepy’. Moyes’s story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognise, really are worth crying over . . . An affair to remember (Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review)
Jojo Moyes’s poignantly romantic tales have readers streaming their way through boxes of Kleenex . . . Me Before You is compelling reading…a profound, fundamental, thought-provoking conundrum lies at the heart of the story, a huge moral dilemma, explored with great fictional finesse. Devotees of Jojo Moyes and newcomers alike will settle into this entertaining book with gusto (Sunday Express)
Romantic, thought-provoking tear-jerker than you won’t be able to put down (Woman & Home)
The Last Letter from Your Lover manages to be a both gorgeously romantic and partner-ignoringly compulsive read (Independent on Sunday)
Utterly absorbing and blissfully romantic (Daily Telegraph)
A small-life-big-dreams weepie that’ll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa (Daily Mail)
Quite simply a fabulous book. The story is narrated by a dog, a dog with more insight into being human than many of our own species could hope for.
This book has everything: humour, heartbreak, philosophy, excitement, and most of all, love. And for me, a bonus: I had never realised just how demanding car racing could be!
An action adventure survival horror set in Antarctica.
Something ancient dwells beneath the ice…
Humans have always looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.
They have been looking in the wrong place.
They are already here, entombed beneath Antarctic ice for thousands of years.
The ice is melting and they want to be free.
In a world that is fast shrinking, where animal habitats are dwindling and where certain species are falling close to extinction, it is so important we teach our young the value of life. Each mammal, each bird, fish, reptile and insect has a place and we are their future. A Lesson in the Jungle is an easy to read teaching aid, a journey with a lesson to learn, a wonderful story with detailed illustrations creating a great tool for teaching a valuable lesson about preserving life within the animal kingdom.
Henrietta and Harvey arrive in Africa to capture wild animals to sell to a zoo. Two children, Jenny and John, want to save the animals and help them stay with their families. They are forced to seek the help of a magical witchdoctor, who not only rescues the animals but teaches the hunters a valuable lesson about preserving life within the animal kingdom. Lesson learnt, Henrietta and Harvey promise to return next year as well. Only this time they will arrive with a camera and respect for the animals of the jungle.
The preservation of life rests within the delicate hands of our children and we owe them the tools they will need to make this world a better place.
During a once-in-a-lifetime holiday aboard a luxury cruise liner, Manny Sequaila, a prickly social misfit from Battersea, finds his barroom relaxation interrupted by a cluster of unexploded World War 2 sea mines that collide with the ship and dutifully relinquish their unexploded status. From that moment on, Manny’s life is diverted onto a terrifying new trajectory by a subterranean corpse, an ancient jewel, bickering Greek gods and a telepath in tight swimming briefs.
Manny Sequaila and the Eye of Cronus is the first in a series of humorous adventures that pits stupidity, impatience and profuse cowardice against an unforgiving and indifferent universe.
What would you risk to chase your true destiny?
Hauntingly beautiful, Sophia is a survivor. After a tragic accident that changes the course of her life, she is struggling to find her way. When she stumbles across a picture of a Caribbean beach in a magazine, she convinces herself that this is the answer to all her problems…Secret desires, personal devastation and obsession torment her dreams.
When she meets a mysterious and worldly businessman, everything starts coming together. Slipping across invisible social lines, she ultimately becomes one of them. Her inexperience leads her away from what she came for, because nothing is as it seems. Trapped in a spider web, she sinks deeper into his world.
Then one fateful night, she meets a free-spirited photographer and everything changes again…Can Sophia ever find the peace she so desperately needs? Or will corruption and deceit destroy her, before she can discover the real truth for herself? An adventure meets grown-up fairy tale, filled with twists and turns you won’t soon forget.
Prepare yourself to experience the real Caribbean, where everything that glitters is not gold…
OBSESSED WITH EMOJIS?
LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this fun, new series. Follow Annie with the constant smile; Kevin, her devilish brother; Billy, poop head and BFF; and Dot, the love-struck jock as they make their way through Emoji Elementary.
In Book #1, Annie desperately wants to get invited to the popular kids’ party – will she get an invitation to the horse-themed birthday? And what about her BFF’s?
- Funny Story-lines and Characters
- A Picture on Every Page
- Over 100 Emojis!
- Recommended for Reluctant Readers by Teachers and Librarians.
- A MUST READ for any Kid Who Loves EMOJIS
Montreal, 1951. Rebecca Wiseman, 18-years-old, briefly meets a handsome young man, but has little hope of seeing him again. When Sol Gottesman tracks her down and asks her on a date, her joy mingles with disbelief when she learns he is the son of a wealthy Westmount businessman.
When Sol takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, Rebecca enters a world of upper-class wealth and privilege unknown in her working-class family. She believes her romantic dreams have come true.
She soon learns that despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence. When he reveals the simmering conflicts in his family, Rebecca wants to protect Sol, but helping him stand up to the pressure from his family, puts her squarely in the midst of it all.
Class, religion, family conflict and sexual secrets test their love, leading to a revelation that could change her life forever.
It’s the story of Philip being kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria and being held hostage. His account of what happened in great detail and his reflection on life and experiences in life.
Could not put this book down, the authors personality shines through and shows courage and love. The topic of the biography is sinister however it laced with humour and demonstrates the strength in family.
Philips colourful past gives the book depth and body.
You experience very emotion through out the book.
Almost Mortal is a legal thriller with a metaphysical twist. The plot touches on many unique religious questions and delves into the interplay between forensic science and spiritual beliefs. Mainly though, it is a fast-moving mystery with a lot of surprises.
Synopsis: Emerging criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. He thinks of them as minor psychic abilities. When Sam is hired by an attractive young nun named Camille Paradisi, he agrees to help discover the identity of a serial killer in order to prevent Camille’s pastor from being exposed for not reporting the man after a confession – thereby allowing another murder to occur. While Sam’s psychic abilities increase as he investigates the case and gets closer to Camille, he realizes that the enigmatic nun is not revealing the complete truth.
Camille shares an old journal anonymously mailed to the church, which she believes may have been authored by the killer/confessor. The journal, which begins in Argentina in the 1940’s, purports to tell the life story of a man with mind control and other special powers who claims to be a descendant of the fallen angels cast out of heaven by God. As Sam learns more about the murders, the journal author, and Camille, he begins to realize the so called “Rosslyn Ripper” case may have ancient implications beyond his imagination.
Daughters of the gathering dusk and the students of blackest spellcraft, the women of the Schermerhorn clan are enigmas made flesh. They have been priestesses since time immemorial.
They are the keepers of primeval knowledge.
They are wise in the ways of the Old Religion.
And they are destroyers of men.
But do the women of the Schermerhorn clan drive the men they encounter to their destruction? Or are their actions guided by specters on the periphery of human consciousness?
The Schermerhorn women will soon learn what lurks in the flickering shadows beyond the candlelight.
Brooklyn Pierce has just witnessed an attempted assassination, and Detective Song Kai and his partner, Detective Mattice Blake, are on the case.But as the story progresses, sparks begin to develop between Brooklyn and Song, providing the reader with a storyline overflowing with sensuality, compassion and romance amidst the onset of drama, tension, suspicion, deception and murder and an explosive ending, which you will never see coming.