Craig is a level-headed teacher in a Yorkshire secondary school.
Within a matter of days her professional and personal life is
shattered by a series of strange events in her house. What starts
with the sound of papers fluttering to the floor quickly escalates to
her discovering that someone has been in the house whilst she is
When Jude is driven out of her job and home she is
forced to discover whether she is being haunted, stalked by a pupil,
or the terrifying possibility that she is losing her mind.
Whitby lives in Yorkshire, England. She studied Communication Studies
at University and then went on to train and work as a Youth Worker.
She now works as a Therapist in Yorkshire. When she isn’t working she
is busy either writing her next novel or eating her favourite food :
chips and gravy!
was a contented enough young lad, living a simple farming life with
his adopted kin the Manxii, on the North Western Plain of the Animal
a mysterious blight begins to ravage the pastures of his homeland, he
must embark on a perilous quest only he can complete; to cross the
Great Forest, entering the Realms of Men to retrieve a piece of ivory
with healing properties from a legendary monster, the Merewyrm; a
creature so ancient it predates both man and animal kind.
long into his journey, it dawns on Faharen that he is part of a much
larger, darker world than he thought existed and must mine hidden
depths he wasn’t aware he possessed to survive.
by the gods to divide fallen men from the faithful animals and
forsaken by them long ago, traversing the Great Forest will not be
easy, for it hides many malevolent creatures such as the Satyrs to
name but one; a half man, half cloven hooved beast that knows only
spite and treachery!
the body of a man and the heart of a Manxii, Faharen must do what is
deemed impossible; cross the worlds to save his people.
in a monastery far to the east of the North Western Plain, troubling
nightmares stalk Faharen’s sleep as he seeks inner peace and
answers to profound questions, stirred up by his quest for the
But in the Realms of Men, all is not
Out of the deserts to the south, like a sandstorm on an
ill wind, a force of occultists, led by an armoured giant calling
himself the Ferra Demiurge, or Forged Lord, wielding the strongest
ever blades made of a mysterious metal, have taken the Achaean lands
by coup and sorcery. Their ambition and greed is insatiable and the
Demiurge will not be satisfied until the entire known world is his,
including what lies beyond the Great Forest.
With the worlds
of the Animal Kingdoms and men alike set in flux by recent events,
the ancient prophecy of the wild men seems to be unravelling.
all those standing against the Achaeans will be tested in their
defence of the sacred. Some will conquer, some will die, but all will
struggle to survive.
Paglia is a writer/filmmaker and was born and bred in Hampshire,
south England, where he grew up on a small farm in the picturesque
Test valley countryside. He now lives in Reykjavik, Iceland with his
veterinary nurse partner, Snæfriður Stefanssdottír. For many years
Oliver has worked as a videographer in England and has a substantial
portfolio of commercial and artistic film work spanning a broad
variety of subjects.
artistic preoccupation is with the mythic; it is his view that it is
one of the highest forms of artistic expression. It can be vague, yet
illuminating, without a contemporary context yet insightful as to the
human condition, absurd yet wise and dark yet moral. The legends of
old are the stories that resonate with us on all levels.
the late Professor Joseph Campbell put it, “The myth is the public
domain and the dream is the private myth. If your private myth, your
dream, happens to coincide with that of the society, you are in good
accord with your group. If it isn’t, you’ve got a long adventure
in the dark forest ahead of you.” Also, “Myth must be kept alive.
The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or
that is what Oliver hopes to do, to keep myth alive in his own modest
stars – Gripping story of true love, forgiveness and happily ever
he deserve her second chance? Could he love a woman with secrets?
Moore is thrilled to renovate her best friendâ€™s beach house in
Wrightsville Beach. But she is mortified when she literally bumps
into her teen crush, the enigmatic and sexy Greek geek, Alexander,
who heroically tackles her onto the hot sand. Nearly ten years ago
she fell for him hard and fast but he broke her heart. Now heâ€™s her
best friendâ€™s brother-in-law and seems to appear everywhere she
sorry he walked away from the only woman he ever loved the shy
bachelor is determined to earn a second chance with the unique and
spirited Olivia. Begging her to help him boost his confidence to woo
a special, secret womanâ€”herâ€”will his convoluted plan win her over
or lose her trust forever?
to let her secret pastâ€”or any manâ€”distract her from proving
herself as the most talented designer in the industry Olivia resolves
to stay away from Alexander and focus on her work. But her generous
nature prevails. She is over him so why not help the shy geek win his
mystery woman? So why is she curious to see what Alexander will look
like after his makeover? And why risk being hurt and rejected again
by entertaining foolish dreams that he might take her to beautiful
Santorini instead of the secret woman he craves?
the truth inevitably comes out, will Olivia and Alexander get their
second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be
Today Bestselling author, Gloria Silk, loves writing sensuous,
uplifting and unforgettable romance and women’s fiction. Her powerful
stories are filled with passion without cultural borders, which will
take you to various exotic locales around the world. Her books focus
on the many facets of romantic relationships with strong and complex
in Russia, her love of travel was ingrained within her from a very
young age, as she has lived in various parts of Europe and the
Mediterranean. Some of her favorite visited places are Austria,
France, the Middle East, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Her next planned
excursion is to Australia and New Zealand.
(where she was brought up) holds a very special place in her heart
with all its history and lush, green landscapes. Her background in
English literature, writing and psychology help her create
well-rounded, unique characters.
spending many years in London, England where she met and married her
own loving hero, she now lives – and happily writes – in Toronto,
a very special reward of a custom book gift set go to
Henry is a newly published author. Her debut novel is The Lady Raven,
A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven,
is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales retold with a link
to witches, magic and the macabre. Her second novel, Louisiana Latte,
a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte,
is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how
audacious life can be when you have a diva for one! Both books are
available on amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.
Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an
author of two published books, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on
the show The Latte Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest
novel, Louisiana Latte and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious
vegan, gardener, crafter, wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves
to laugh, her drug of choice and loves all things witchy with a hint
of the macabre. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite
movie of all time is Practical Magic.
are going missing. Felons or not, Detective Meeks is duty-bound to
find them, with little to go on but a suspicious encounter between
the latest missing person and a local business owner. As the case
unravels, Meeks struggles to make sense of a world he thought he
understood. Yet this twist of fate could be his chance to truly
making a difference to the community he holds dear.
Solanke is used to making waves, but never with the police. The last
person to see the latest missing criminal, she is dragged to the
heart of a police investigation. A small business owner in the eyes
of the community, behind closed doors Amanda and her partner Leona
guard a magical secret. The closer they are watched, the closer
Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure.
Wylor-Owen was born in Worcester, England at the height of baggy
jeans and boy-band popularity. Her work has been featured in the
literary magazines The Fiction Pool, Anti-Heroin Chic and Ariel
Chart, and the Manawaker Studios Podcast. Her short story “Arm-in-Arm
with Alchemy” was accepted for publication by Otter Libris for
inclusion in the anthology “Magical Crime Scene Investigation.”
In February 2018 she won third place in the Fiction Writer’s Global
flash fiction contest for her story “In Exchange for Your Sins”.
Emily-Jane Hills Orford is an award-winning author of several books, includingÂ GerlindaÂ (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readersâ€™ Favorite Book Awards,Â To Be a DukeÂ (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readersâ€™ Favorite Book Awards. She writes about theÂ extra-ordinaryÂ in life and her books, short stories, and articles are receiving considerable attention. For more information on the author, check out her websiteÂ at:Â http://emilyjanebooks.ca
There are so many possibilities that affect the course of history. One change, one small item overlooked, can make a world of difference, not only in a person’s life, but in the history and well-being of an entire nation. And then there are those multiple scenarios of what if?Â
What if King James VI of Scotland didn’t succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England? What if there had been another heir to the throne of Scotland? One who would secure its independence? Would Scotland have remained free and independent and a nation of its own well into the twenty-first century? And would Scotland, this independent version, make its own decision to join the European Union when its southern neighbor was choosing to pull away?
“Queen Mary’s Daughter” presents another plausible timeline, one that incorporates both historical fact and fiction with the endless possibilities of time travel.
As the wind picked up, blowing her deep red, unruly curls helter-skelter over her face, Mary Elizabethâ€™s eyes focused on her hands. She stretched out the left hand, revealing the old ring that sat on her baby finger. It was a tiny ring and it only fit on the one finger. At the same time Gran bestowed the heirloom gift on her granddaughter, she had shared her story of the ring, at least as much as she was willing to share. The ring had been in the family for generations and only the firstborn daughter of the firstborn daughter (and so on and so on) could wear it. The ring was her connection to a past she wasnâ€™t sure she believed in, a past that had been shared from one generation to the next. Or was there more? Was there a story her grandmother never managed to share?
What would she find at Loch Leven Castle? The clues had to be there. But the boy said it was mostly ruins, crumbled walls and tumbled stones, except for the tower. Queen Maryâ€™s tower. What could she possibly unearth to collaborate Granâ€™s story? And she only had two weeks to do it. She couldnâ€™t afford more time away from work. Even though it was a poorly paid entry level job, she didnâ€™t want to risk losing it.
A glow emanated from the ring on her outstretched hand. She felt a warmth spread up her arms. The wind picked up, violently tossing her hair in every direction, swishing her coat ends like laundry hanging loosely on a clothesline. She faced into the wind, allowing its vicious impact to draw her forward. She took a step, then another, until she felt the cold wet of the lapping waves of the loch splash over her feet. The water was cold; it jolted her back to reality. What was she doing walking into the loch? What was the strong pulse pulling her forward? She allowed her eyes to glance out across the loch, now almost obliterated by the darkened storm that raged all around her.
â€œMiss.â€ She heard a voice from behind her as the power continued to drag her into the loch. â€œMiss!â€ A hand gripped her arm, yanking her back toward the dry shore. â€œMiss!â€ The hands tightened their hold as she tried to pull away, tried to return to the loch. A scream pierced the air. She didnâ€™t know where the scream originated. It sounded like it came from across the water.
It also sounded like it came from deep within herself.
Lauren H Salisbury was an English teacher for sixteen years with an MA in Education. She is now a writer who dabbles with tutoring and lives with her husband and a room full of books in Yorkshire, England.Â
She likes to spend winters abroad, following the sunshine and becoming the seasonal envy of her friends. When sheâ€™s not writing, she can be found spending time with family, reading, walking, crafting, or cooking. Courage is her debut novel.
Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?
Gilla and Elias have the perfect lifeâ€”or as perfect as life can be for slaves living deep in the Esarelian Empire. Elias wants freedom for his precious wife and daughter, and the rest of their people, and he is willing to fight to get it. Pregnant with her second child, Gilla only wants a happy, healthy family who share a strong faith in the God of Old Earth and to get through her workload each day.Â
When the Esarelians decide to teach their rebellious slaves a lesson they will never forget, Gillaâ€™s entire life is turned upside down. She must trust that God has a plan to protect her new-born son, and have the courage to follow it, choosing the strangest of allies in an effort to ensure his survival.
Courage is a science fiction retelling of the Biblical story of Mosesâ€™s birth. It has strong, quirky characters, strange alien worlds, and a gripping plot with a twist on the original.
Fear consumed her, tearing her heart from her chest with its force, but she looked at her son and forged on. Breathing heavily through the terror, she kept putting one foot in front of the other for his sake.
(Gilla during the culling)
Years of intense heavy labour and his need to protect his family fuelled his rage and tightened his aim. It would have worked if heâ€™d been fighting humans.
(Elias during the Selection)
This time he was unable to stop his finger from slowly rubbing the thin line that ran across the side of his neck. He would keep the scar until the last human had suffered beyond endurance and been exterminated.
Gwen Gardner, Welcome to my blog. Tell us how long have you been writing?
Since 2010. Iâ€™ve been an avid reader my whole life, but when it comes to writing, Iâ€™m a late bloomer. To me, there is definitely a correlation between the two, although I didnâ€™t connect them until much later in life. But once the writing bug bit me, there was no turning back.
I know what you mean. Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I grew up a Navy brat and then married a gypsy, so travel runs in my veins. I love it! Although technically Iâ€™m a Southern California girl, I love the beach and the mountains with equal vigor. I love traveling through Europe, and Iâ€™m a complete anglophile. In fact, my story, A Stitch in Crime, takes place in the fictional village of Sabrina Shores in England. The architecture is older than you see here in the States, so you know that anything that old must hold secretsâ€¦and ghosts. I love telling their stories.
Secrets, Ghost…Wow. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
When an idea wonâ€™t go away, Iâ€™ll jot the idea down and revisit it a few times. If it still nags me, Iâ€™ll rough out an outline, to include the ending. If it still interests me, then Iâ€™ll write about it.
It makes sense. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
First and foremost, my husband. If not for him telling me it was okay to have dreams and chase after them, I doubt I would have ever pursued writing. Inspiration-wise, I admire J.K. Rowling with her fantastic world-building and storytelling ability. Her first Harry Potter book was turned down fifteen times! She didnâ€™t give up. And surprisingly, Stephen King has inspired me. I donâ€™t read horror, but his autobiographical book, On Writing, contains some very real lessons on the craft and the writing journey. He threw away his first draft of Carrie! Luckily his wife fetched it out of the bin. It helps to have someone who believes in you.
Hubbies, are awesome when they believe in you. What is the name of your book?
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is the name of the anthology to be published by Dancing Lemur Press on May 1, 2018. My story, A Stitch in Crime is the feature piece.
Sounds intriguing. Tell us more about it.
Perhaps a backcover blurb. A Stitch in Crime: Seasoned ghost whisperer Indigo Eady hoped for an easy haunting this time, but when sheâ€™s called out to the local Candy Cupboard, those hopes are dashed. A death spot appears where no one has recently died. She discovers that a child died in that very spotâ€”sixty years ago. Why wait sixty years to return to the spot where you died?Â Itâ€™s up to Indigo and her sidekick Franny to find out before itâ€™s too late.
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
The clock is ticking…
Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?
Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda RenEe, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting…
Is there a book trailer for your book?
I would love Dancing Lemur Press to make a trailer, but as of yet, there isnâ€™t one.
Do you have a favorite character, why?
I love the interaction between Indigo and Franny. It couldnâ€™t be a story without both of them. Sweet and funny, Indigo Eady is a young woman just trying to get by in the world, but her ghost whispering abilities play havoc with her life. Normality would be a true luxury. Her ghostly sidekick, Franny, is a former Victorian madam of some repute. Her well-meaning but interfering ways adds to the chaos in Indigoâ€™s lifeâ€”especially when she insists on finding a man for Indigo.
That is awesome. What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
The world is so chaotic these days. All you have to do is turn on the TV or fire up the internet to get a massive dose of reality. For some, the everyday bombardment can be overwhelming. My lighthearted cozy mysteries will appeal to those people who want a break from the stress of real life. In my stories, there is no overt violence or sex. The bad guy is always caught and justice is always served. And of course, add a splash of mayhem, a dash of humor and a bit of pot stirring to make things more interesting, and the result is very satisfying!
I bet they are…. Do you have any advice for authors trying to break into the industry?
Every successful authorâ€™s advice Iâ€™ve read says to write, write, write. Itâ€™s true. There are no shortcuts to becoming a successful writer. You must write and study every craft book you can get your hands on. Success comes with practice. Forget how bad the first draft is. Itâ€™s through editing that your work begins to unfold properly.
What are this yearâ€™s goals?
I am in the process of editing another Indigo and Franny novel called, A Scandal in Boohemia, as well as a short story called, Lady Sings the Boos. I plan to publish them by the end of the year.
I can’t wait to read your work. Where can we find your book?
has discovered she can instantly transport herself to the destination
on her satnav. Although ghost like when she travels, her remarkable
ability takes her from England to France, Croatia and beyond.
Annabelle explores her potential it puts her life and the lives of
those she loves in danger and leads her into the path of an enigmatic
and intelligent serial killer.
will he do if he discovers Annabelleâ€™s ability?
W Brown likes to sneak away and travel to planet Bowie to write
horror, supernatural thrillers and anything dark that pops into the
imagination en route. Ziggy, Aladdin and the Thin White Duke supply
copious amounts of coffee while keeping the mood suitably twisted.
While on planet earth, M W Brown wanders around in the middle of the
UK and, when not working, can be found people watching and searching
for the elusive â€˜normal personâ€™ to study and dissect.Â
in 1102 to King Henry of England and Queen Matilda of Scotland,
Matilda’s uniquely royal Norman, Saxon, and Scottish heritage was
meant to unify an England still divided by her grandfather’s conquest
in 1066. When the 1120 White Ship Disaster made her the only
surviving child of her parents, Matilda suddenly became heiress to
the English throne in a time when the old Saxon Witan, not the king’s
Will, still decided the succession.Discover
the true story of the first woman to claim the throne of England in
her own right and be inspired!
Matilda’s family tree, a detailed timeline, and a suggested reading
list so you can keep learning.
the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the
in 355 CE in the aftermath of Constantine’s reign, Hypatia of
Alexandria lived in a collapsing Roman Empire, a world where
obedience to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and
logic threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of
the Dark Ages, a world deciding the question of science verses
religion, freedom verses orthodoxy, tolerance verses hate.
over 40 years, Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of
classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books
survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her
legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide.Â
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.
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“Think before acting,” her father always warned.
But Princess Guinevere is ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has
not changed this.When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes aÂ dangerous turn, they find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle asÂ foretold by Merlyn’s Goddess of the Stones.Renegades–foiled in their attempt to kidnap theÂ princess–steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere andÂ Cedwyn vow to rescue the children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more
danger. The plan quickly unravels, and Guinevere’s impassioned decisions comeÂ crashing down as Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight intoÂ reality. Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make theÂ ultimate sacrifice?”
I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of booksÂ growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times longÂ past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and
Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-HeartÂ to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in theseÂ worlds-Ancient Egypt, Medieval Wales, and coming soon, a hair-raising adventureÂ through ancient worlds in search of 5 rare Phoenix Feathers.
All of my books come with Free study guides and/or extensive
My husband and I love to travel. In 2008, we spent three weeks in
Egypt traveling by local train from one end of the country to the other; inÂ 2014, we spent three weeks in the UK driving over 1700 miles through England,Â Wales, and Scotland; and in 2016, we spent a week in Iceland. We’ve alsoÂ traveled to Mexico, Jamaica, and Aruba. Our next big adventure will be toÂ Greece and Italy.
When I’m not writing or traveling, our 4 grandkids keep us busy.
When did you start writing and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become as author?
Iâ€™ve been writing for a long time; I wrote my first poem in eighth grade. My college years and my teaching career solidified my love of the ancient world and the times of King Arthur. It wasnâ€™t until I retired from teaching literature and writing that I had the time to devote to my own tales which had roamed around in my head for years.
Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us about it?
Yes and yes! I have started a new five book series Feathers of the Phoenix, and the first book The Atlantean Horse. Rose from Sons of the Sphinx will share the spotlight in this series with her cousin Jerome. Both of them have special abilities that they are struggling to live with and still be teenagers. The adventure revolves around an old prophecy that says one day when the five feathers of the Phoenix bird are reunited with a white stallion and one-who-survivedâ€”both of which were saved from destruction by Poseidon when he destroyed Atlantisâ€”the lost island will rise again long enough for all three to return to their home. It will then disappear forever. Naturally there are those who want to be at the rising in order to steal the treasures rumored to be in that lost city.
What is your favorite writing snack?
If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose and why? What food would you serve?
I would love to sit with young Guinevere from my Guinevere trilogy, but Iâ€™m a picky eater. Thereâ€™s very little food from Medieval times that I would eat.
How do you relax, or what do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?
I love spending time with our grandkids. We two boys, ages 9 & 4, and two girls, ages 2 & 1. They are a lively bunch and keep us running.
Whatâ€™s your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
Traveling. I want to visit those places in the ancient and medieval worldsâ€”whose literature I taught–that Iâ€™ve read and written about. Weâ€™ve done Egypt, Wales, England, Iceland, but have a lot more to explore. Every other year we pick a destination and plan a 3-week trip. Due for the next one in 2018. Wonder where weâ€™ll go?
What do you fear most?
Losing those I care for most. Weâ€™ve had a lot of loses in our family in the past, and just in the last nine months, we have said goodbye to three.
What advice would you give someone who wants to write a book some day?
Ask yourself these questions:
What type of story do you want to write?
Who are you writing for?
How will your characters/plot appeal to readers?
Why do you want to write?
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Romance. Portals. And war. Perfect for fans of The Mortal
Instruments, Red Queen and Twilight.
if there was another you, living in another world?
year old, Dezaray Storm is blamed for the death of her parents, hated
by her brother and secluded from her friends, but that doesn’t stop
her from believing in magic.
of the future, mysterious cloaked figures and a handsome stranger
with the ability to teleport, lead to Dezaray tumbling through a
portal and into another world where she is mistaken for its most
powerful sorceress and saviour.
in a twisted turn of events, the true sorceress ends up lost in our
world, wandering the streets of England with a broken device and the
whisper of forgotten magic to guide her. The realm of Coldivor is on
the brink of war, its enemies grow restless and its shadows have
eyes. Only the true sorceress can help tip the scales in their favour
and the two girls must trade back before their 18th birthday when the
war that could shatter both realities, will rage.
a tale of misguided and powerful heroines, finding yourself in the
midst of chaos and discovering secrets laid to rest, read AT WATER’S
EDGE, a young adult epic fantasy that readers are comparing to
Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas and Victoria Aveyard.
Long ago, in the realm of Coldivor, its people â€“ the Coltis â€“ spoke their own language. After years of growth and mixing with humans (the Corporeal), they began to merge both English and Coldivian. Though the English language is mainly used today, the Coltis incantations and a few other terms remain in their native tongue. Below is a mini translation guide for some of the Coldivian terms, you are likely to come across in the first three books of The Water Rushes series.
Today Bestselling Author & a citizen of the world; S. McPherson
was born in England, moved to Saudi Arabia when she was five then on
to Dubai at the age of seven. S. McPherson briefly lived in Scotland,
she is originally from Jamaica and her mind is often far, far away in
lands people have never heard of.
McPherson has always loved writing in all its forms and at the tender
age of eight, she dreamt of being a member of the next big pop group
where she could sing and write songs all day. When that inexplicably
fell through (how could she not be the next Beyonce??), she moved on
to poems, scripts and eventually novels.
met many different people – imaginary and real – along her travels,
S. McPherson has a vast array of characters buzzing in her head
bursting to be let loose on a page or two of fantasy.
world is falling apart. Terrorists spark a worldwide oil and gas
crisis while imports grind to a halt. Europe and Britain are erupting
into chaos as food runs out and desperate people take matters into
their own hands.Â
the government begins to seal off rioting parts of the city, Corporal
Harry Miller takes an offered discharge to get his sister and her
kids to safety. But heâ€™s not fast enough. Trapped in the city with
a rag-tag collection of ordinary citizens, Harry struggles to create
a small pocket of stability – a place to ride out the coming
confrontation between rioters and the Army, and save themselves from
Inspector Jack Grayson is hunting a serial killer terrorizing London,
a stalker who watches his prey carefully and displays the bodies of
his young female victims brazenly. But Grayson has a problem â€“ only
one lead and scant evidence â€“ and the body count is rising.
discovers that an unsolved 18-year-old murder case bears all the
hallmarks of the current killings, but he still canâ€™t seem to find
a single, obvious suspect, and he is so far unable to outthink a
must catch a hunter who knows how to outwit the police â€“ a showman
intent on completing his macabre collection. But heâ€™s missing a
vital clue, a critical piece of the puzzle. When he finally discovers
the killer’s identity, he’s completely unprepared for the falloutâ€¦
EliÂ Carros is a crime fiction and thriller author from London, England.
His debut novel, The Watcher, was inspired by the London landscape,
and by what can happen when sexual obsession, abuse, and madness
collide. Eli loves reading crime, fantasy, and mystery suspense, and
is an ardent admirer of authors Steven King, Mark Billingham, Harlan
Coben, and Patricia Cornwell.Â
AÂ trained journalist with experience as an assistant court reporter,
Eli interned at The Daily Mirror and the BBC before he became a
novelist. A strong supporter of causes that promote equality for all,
in his spare time he loves sailing, camping, hiking, and sketching,
and detests getting up in the morning without several cups of strong