Olivia has much to cope with. An embittered mother who puts her ambitions for her children before their own needs. A predatory professor who ends their affair when she becomes pregnant. Giving birth to twins in a Tangier hospital and believing neither has survived. Grief and loss overwhelm her and she abandons her studies. Then from her beloved aunt Dorothy, artistic, eccentric and mysteriously wealthy, she learns that one of the babies did survive and has been adopted. When her aunt dies she leaves Olivia a handsome legacy with the condition that it must be used to find and bring up the lost child. Olivia’s journey takes her from London to the south of France, with startling and painful revelations along the way.
Jane Riddell is the author of novels: Daughters of the
Lake, Chergui’s Child and Things We Choose to
Hide. She has also written a novella in the form of a
diary, penned by a Russian cat who comes to Edinburgh to learn about
creative writing: The Bakhtin Chronicles: Academia. Inspired
by her own editing process, she has published a short guide
entitled Words’Worth: a fiction writer’s guide to serious
editing.Formerly Jane worked as a dietitian and health promoter for the
NHS in the UK. But after three years living in the
beautiful Rhône Alps area of France, she decided to devote her
mental energy to writing.
Jane lives in Edinburgh and apart from an abiding love of
chocolate (her only vice), her passions include travelling and
photography. She regularly looks after animals – mainly
cats – all over Europe, which inspires her writing and indulges her
“The Heart of Space” is a collection of 38 pieces that delve into several major topics, including solitude, the importance of embracing pain, and the lessons one can learn from self-discovery.
“Every single poem is utterly endearing, imbued with a careful sense of introspection, philosophical musings and above all a genuine feeling of hope that, no matter what happens to us in our lives, in the end things will turn out all right.” – David Ellis, Author of “See A Dream Within: Found “Poe”try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe”
My name is Cendrine Marrouat. (It is pronounced as “san-drEEn mar-wah”. The “t” at the end is optional.) Originally from Toulouse, France, I moved to Winnipeg, Canada, in 2003. I am a dual citizen.
I am a photographer, specializing in nature, black-and-white and closeup images. My photography seeks the mundane to capture the fleeting, but true beauty of life in its many forms.
I approach photography in the same way as I write poetry. It’s not about the tools. It’s about the moment when my eyes catch a story that needs to be told. What happens next, is a spiritual yearning to describe the scene with my camera. However, it is during the editing process that my poetic background comes into play. Every photo must achieve two goals: simplicity and serenity. I use the pure black and white format to convey timelessness. Occasional tinges of sepia are for added depth. Finally, colors stand for romanticism.
A privileged young woman in 1730s Boston sets out on an adventure to rescue her father from a debtor’s prison in Jamaica. A dashing Scottish soldier offers to help her in return for her help in exposing a traitor.
Shipwreck, spies, murder, war and a rival for the Highlander’s affections combine to thwart her mission.
She finds the darker side of life in the Caribbean is a far cry from her sheltered upbringing. To survive and succeed in her rescue she must adapt and, on the way, she discovers a secret about herself that could have disastrous consequences for her future.
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I live in SW France for the lifestyle after a career in a UK Police Force. I have six published novels, three more in the pipeline and six plays that have been produced on stage. My screenplays portfolio contains seven feature length scripts with one about to go into production.
I write mainly Historical Fiction but I do other genres too. I don’t do cop stories, I had enough of the real thing.
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,
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is Leon Malmedâ€™s true story of his and his sister Rachelâ€™s escape
from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother
were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors
volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leonâ€™s
parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and
they never returned. Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors, Henri and
Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered
them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the warâ€™s
privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus
and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral
weakness of many of the French authorities. Leon and Rachel each came
to America after the war, but always kept their strongest ties to
â€œPapa Henri and Maman Suzanne,â€ who were honored as â€œRighteous
Among the Nationsâ€ by Yad Vashem in 1977. Leon bares his soul in
this narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of
tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage
of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more
Malmed was born in France on October 4th, 1937.
is a Holocaust Survivor.
immigrated to the U.S, in 1964. He lived 18 years in New York.
was a resident of the San Francisco Bay area for 30 years. He and his
now live full time in South Lake Tahoe.
graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Paris. He
is a graduate of the Finance Senior Executive program at UCLA and the
Executive Institute for Management of High Technology Companies at
Stanford Business School.
worked in the High Tech industry in Silicon Valley where he held
executive positions for over 30 years. He served on Hi-Tech companies
Board of Directors and is currently on the Board of the Lake Tahoe
Community College Foundation.
60 years of total silence about his childhood during the Holocaust
and aftermath, Leon decided to publish his memoir. He is the author
of â€œWe Survivedâ€¦At Last I Speakâ€ available in English, French
books are available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, Kindle.com and
speaks about the Holocaust in Schools, Colleges, Universities,
Churches, Synagogues, Book clubs and Men and womenâ€™s clubs in the
US, in Europe and South America. He has been interviewed on TV and
writing books, he loves riding bikes, skiing, sailing and golfing.
participated last year in the Dancing with the Tahoe Stars and won
one of the two trophies.
your Science Fiction from a CERN Scientist ! Over 1,000 ratings on
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genocide, the Apocalypse.
the future of humanity in Massimo Marino’s sci-fi debut, Daimones, an
apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may
never sleep through a windstorm again.
could have prepared them for the last day. Death swept away the lives
of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an
uncertain future. When merely surviving isn’t enough and the hunt for
answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead
Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race.
Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very
humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the
making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or
fade away into a past with no future?
rebirth of the race of man is closely watched, and the Selected, the
transgenic humans created by the MoÃ®rai, guide and care for the
wellbeing of the remaining humans in their various Communities around
and security are suddenly shattered with acts of sabotage disrupting
the fragile equilibrium of the growing society. Betrayal, fear, and a
cosmic conspiracy risk sending the planet to the brink of
self-destruction. Will Dan Amenta be able to come to terms with the
logic of alien minds? Who is behind the sabotage and why?
and blind violence walk in the secret alleys and in the depths of the
planet, from the coldest lands to the bottom of the oceans; someone
is at work with an evil agenda dictated by greed and lust for power.
Ancient aliens, a galactic struggle, the control of a unique
resource, meld to dictate the fate of humankind.
is inevitable, and the human race sets out to finally deliver
alien colonization has altered the destiny of the human race forever.
After wiping out billions of people, the race known as the MoÃ®rai
created a new, transgenic species of humans called the Selected —
giving them both the gift and burden of longevity and memories of
human history on another world.
aliens charged the Selected with the responsibility of caring for
“the spared ones,” unaltered humans who survived the global
catastrophe. That includes Dan Amenta’s daughter Hope, the only
spared one who remains.
Dan and Hope have witnessed Earth transform into a different world,
where a powerful new neurological drug sparks the rapid evolution of
the Selected, but Hope is nearing death. Once she’s gone, obligations
die with her, and the path is clear for a chain of events destined to
rip apart the foundations of the galaxy.
Publishing LCC has published Massimo Marino’s works up to June 2016
when Booktrope closed its business. Massimo is member of SFWA
(Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and a scientist
envisioning science fiction.Â
contributed to the experiments at CERN and The Lawrence Berkeley Lab,
then accepted leading positions at Apple, Inc. and at the World
Economic Forum. He is also co-founder of “Squares on Blue”
— a Big Data Analytics service company — and of “BookGarage”
— a publishing services brokerage firm.
currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland
multiple times daily, although he’s no smuggler. He went from
smashing particles at the largest accelerators in the world, to
smashing words on the most popular laptop in the world.
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
England with its hypocritical mores, a poor orphan girl elevated to
High Society where she learns how to be a ‘Lady’, a handsome and
wealthy love interest and a dastardly baddie combine to make this
Romantic Thriller a page turner that you won’t put down. The road up
from the gutter is long; the way back may be quicker unless Victoria
can outwit her Nemesis and overcome her jealousy.
Connor is British and lives in SW France with his wonderful wife Viv,
their dog Molly and chickens. He claims he’s living in that area for
the lifestyle and weather which he says helps an author’s creative
juices. It may just be an excuse to drink wine and lounge in the sun.
He writes novels, nine published so far with two more coming out
addition to novels, he also writes screenplays.
York TimesÂ bestselling
author Kat Martin raises chills as danger stalks a woman determined
to make it in a manâ€™s world . . .
weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfatherâ€™s grave. Now sheâ€™s
burying Drake Truckingâ€™s top driver, and the cops have no leads on
the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the
fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to
is magnetic, powerful, controllingâ€”and hiding more than one secret.
He promised Carlyâ€™s granddad heâ€™d protect her. The old man took a
chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now
heâ€™s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.
Lincâ€™s money canâ€™t protect Carly from the men whoâ€™ll do
anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If
she wonâ€™t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her
close . . . and fight like hell.
Kat Martin is the New York Times
bestselling author of sixty-five books across multiple genres.
Sixteen million copies are in print and she has been published in
twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Argentina,
Greece, China, and Spain. Her books have been nominated for the
prestigious RITA award and won both the Lifetime Achievement and
Reviewerâ€™s Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews.
A resident of Missoula, Montana, Kat is
a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where
she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She and her
author husband, L.J. Martin, spend their winters in Ventura,
California. She is currently writing her next Romantic Suspense.
The Elite Crimes Unit is a covert team
within Interpol that specializes in taking down the worldâ€™s top
criminalsâ€”and then offering them a deal. Because sometimes a
history of bad behavior can be a very good thing . . .
Jack Angelo is clearly off his game. First his
wallet gets liftedâ€”by a pregnant woman, no lessâ€”on the ferry to
Finland. At his hotel, heâ€™s seduced by a sexy redhead who takes him
for a ride, too. And when he finally starts casing the bank heâ€™s
supposed to rob, yet another female fouls things up. All he wants is
to complete this assignment for the ECU to save himself and his
family. Little does he know that the women who keep interfering are
actually one womanâ€”whoâ€™s about to show him just how outmatched he
really is . . .
Known as â€œThe Chameleonâ€ Saskia Petrovik is
a mistress of disguise tasked with watching the new recruit as he
meets up with his high-level crew of thieves. She has no problem
getting under the covers to pull off an undercover jobâ€”especially
with the man known as Gentleman Jack. But multiple identities can
cause multiple problems, and in these dangerous circles, the
temptation to show her true self could change a deceptive affair into
a deadly one . . .
Michele Hauf has been writing
romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over twenty years.
Her first published novel was Dark Rapture (Zebra). France,
musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she
followed the adage â€œwrite what you know,â€ all her stories would
have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and
writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has
JC. tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born and raised in Arizona. I recently moved to Salt Lake City from Billings, Montana.
What makes you passionate about writing?
Writing enables me to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary. It gives me the opportunity to take the mundane and see the wonder in it.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Thatâ€™s an interesting question. I didnâ€™t write my manuscript in a traditional way. My book was published in a serialized format. I wrote and submitted chapters of my book to my editors at Bigworldnetwork.com, after it was polished it was released online. When forty-nine chapters were completed, ready to publish in book form, I got to do a final edit on everything Iâ€™d written so far.
All told, writing that way it took me two years.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?(more…)
Anything but a typical aristocrat, young Baroness Marie-Louise is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work, especially when it comes to saving her ancestral estate. Determined to shake loose the shackles of propriety and gain the warm family life her upbringing denied her, she has vowed to marry a man of lower rank. Blue-bloods need not apply. (more…)
“In 13th century England, Robert Marcel chafes against the law that holds him bound as a villein on his lordâ€™s manor. He tries to make a daring escape and is nearly caught by his cruel master, but a young girl helps him slip away. Years pass and Robert takes up trade as a minstrel. Invited to play at a banquet for the notorious Earl of Saxton, he is stunned to come face to face with the girl heâ€™s never forgottenâ€”now Lady Marguerite of Winbourne, betrothed to the earl. Her status as a noblewoman puts her completely out of Robertâ€™s reach, but he knows they are meant to be together. He vows to make her his wife no matter what the cost. Lady Marguerite has often (more…)
My first short story was written when I was in 4th grade. However, I have dyslexia and canâ€™t spell for the life of me. Technology has allowed me to do what I havenâ€™t been able to do before. My first novel came out in 2010.
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Laramie, Wyoming, though I spent most of my younger life in Orem, Utah. I now live in North Carolina.
Nice. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?(more…)