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In Egypt’s Western Desert lies the tomb of an unnamed pharaoh that hides a secret so powerful, it could destroy the world as we know it

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
City
of Gold
Matthew
Connor Adventure Series, Book 1
by
Carolyn Arnold
Genre:
Action, Adventure 
 
Finding
the Incas’ lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime.
But failing could mean her death…
Archaeologist
Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a
dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in
obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost
them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet
when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the
legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.
Not
only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost
city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated
their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s
just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by
Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu
statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life
means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the
relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind would
refuse—the City of Gold.
Now
Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a
treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven
days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover
that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but
with blood.

 

What
to expect from the Matthew Connor Adventure series:
Action-adventure
books for the mystery lover.
 Does treasure hunting
excite you? What about the thought of traveling the globe and
exploring remote regions to uncover legends that the world has all
but forgotten? If so, strap yourself in for an adventure with
modern-day archaeologist Matthew Connor and his two closest friends.
Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.
This
is the perfect book series for fans of Indiana JonesLara
Croft
National Treasure, and The Relic
Hunter
.
Read
in any order or follow the series from the beginning.


 

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The
Secret of the Lost Pharaoh
Matthew
Connor Adventure Series, Book 2
 
In
Egypt’s Western Desert lies the tomb of an unnamed pharaoh that
hides a secret so powerful, it could destroy the world as we know
it.
Archaeologist and adventurer
Matthew Connor has made a career of finding legends the world has all
but forgotten. Though there’s one in particular that has fascinated
him for years—the Emerald Tablets. Myth says that they possess the
knowledge of the universe, allowing humankind to traverse Heaven and
Earth, and have the power to bestow wealth and wisdom upon whoever
possesses them. But if they fall into evil hands, it could cause a
global disaster.
So when a former colleague stumbles across
an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic map that promises to lead to a
pharaoh’s tomb

and
the Emerald Tablets, there’s no way he’s turning down her
invitation to join the dig. He only has one stipulation: his best
friends Robyn Garcia and Cal Myers come with him.
The road
ahead isn’t going to be an easy one, and their shared dream of
recovering the Emerald Tablets is being crushed at every turn. And
just when they think it’s all over, they learn there are a few
clues they have overlooked. But they’re no longer the only ones
searching for the Tablets. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the
balance, and soon they’ll find out that when it comes to hunting
legends, they can’t trust anyone.

 

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CAROLYN
ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as
well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four
continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher
FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has
written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers
everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to
action adventures.
Both
her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by
those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading
her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW
ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn
was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she
also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted
by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her
stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her
books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She
currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and beagles and
is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.
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Torn between his ambition, responsibilities, and love, he must now re-examine everything he believes in…or risk losing it all

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Lovecarnation:
The Promise
Lovecarnation
Trilogy Book 1
by
RKC Puthran
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
Emotionally
complex and gripping, author RKC Puthran brings you an unforgettable
story of the transcendental power of love.

 

 

Fresh
out of college with an MBA and a job at a prestigious bank in the US,
Rohan Rai seemingly has more than any twenty-five-year old Indian
could have. But he has a different dream for his life, and a
clear-cut plan to get there. A cocky workaholic determined to climb
the corporate ladder as fast as possible in order to achieve his
goals, he doesn’t care who he alienates on his meteoric rise to the
top.

 

 

Then
he meets Shona. She’s everything Rohan’s not—an easy-going
Irish girl who lives in the moment, loves Whitney Houston, and enjoys
life to the fullest. Although there’s no room for any love in
Rohan’s three-year plan, he finds himself increasingly drawn to
her. As their relationship blossoms, Rohan slowly finds himself
viewing life differently, until a past grudge escalates and his inner
demons resurface. Torn between his ambition, his responsibilities,
and love, he must now re-examine everything he believes in…or risk
losing it all.

 

 

Lovecarnation
– The Promise
 is
the heart-wrenching first book of the Lovecarnation trilogy, a
thought-provoking series about fate, destiny, and the timelessness of
true love.

 

 

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RKC
Puthran lives in Dublin, Ireland along with his wife Rashmi and 7
year old daughter Natasha.
Born
and brought up in India, RKC started working as a teenager to support
his family while pursuing his studies. His first job was that of a
salesman for a sewing machine company.
Unable
to sell even a single machine even after 2 months of hard work in the
hot sun, the company refused to pay him his salary and he quit. He
then took up several jobs from working as a cashier in a 5 star hotel
to working for a diamond merchant and in the share market.
Post-graduation,
RKC joined a company in the banking and finance sector as a junior
officer. Through sheer dedication and hard work, RKC rose through the
ranks and managed to get an assignment in London.
He
later managed to move over to London on a temporary contract banking
job along with his wife for a short period before finally settling
down in Dublin, Ireland with a full time job in a bank.
RKC’s
intense passion for writing made him write short stories during his
spare time though he never submitted any of them for publication. He
however wrote articles of general interest which were published in
the newspapers.
He
co-authored 2 non-fiction books but he did not credit himself on the
cover as he wanted his name to be on the cover of a novel first.
‘LOVECARNATION –
THE PROMISE’ is RKC Puthran’s debut novel and the first book in
the LOVECARNATION TRILOGY Series.
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Will Olivia and Alexander get their second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be destroyed?

Monday, May 27th, 2019
From
Geek to Greek Billionaire
by
Gloria Silk
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
5
stars – Gripping story of true love, forgiveness and happily ever
after!
Did
he deserve her second chance? Could he love a woman with secrets?
Olivia
Moore is thrilled to renovate her best friend’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 he’s her
best friend’s brother-in-law and seems to appear everywhere she
goes?
Still
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 woman—her—will his convoluted plan win her over
or lose her trust forever?
Refusing
to let her secret past—or any man—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?
Once
the truth inevitably comes out, will Olivia and Alexander get their
second chance to forever? Or will both their hearts and lives be
destroyed?
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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
family bonds.

 

 

Born
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.

 

 

England
(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.

 

 

After
spending many years in London, England where she met and married her
own loving hero, she now lives – and happily writes – in Toronto,
Canada.

 

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Orexi…Feasting at the Modern Greek Table

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Orexi!

Feasting at the Modern Greek Table

by Theo Michaels

Photography by Mowie Kay

Published by Ryland Peters & Small

£16.99 / $19.95

Genre: Cookbook 

 

 
In
this enticing collection of more than 80 recipes inspired by the
flavours of Greece and Cyprus, MasterChef UK’s Theo Michaels pays
homage to his family heritage, championing traditional dishes and
sharing his own modern cooking.
Presenting
a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, his fresh and
delicious food is organized into chapters entitled Meze, Sea, Land,
Sun, Fire and Sundowners, evoking the Greek way of life.
You
too can eat like a Greek by celebrating simplicity, seasonality,
abundance, healthy balance and most importantly, the joy of sociable
eating.
Beautiful
food sings from these pages: from juicy watermelon, glossy kalamata
olives, to fragrant oregano-roasted meats and delicate fish wrapped
in vine leaves. Choose a selection of mouth-watering dips and sharing
plates to create a Cypriot-style meze; enjoy the freshest fish and
seafood, perfectly grilled or fried and served with nothing more than
a dusting of salt flakes and a squeeze of lemon juice to season; cook
tender yogurt-marinated lamb on skewers over charcoal and wrap it in
fluffy homemade pita to experience souvlaki at home; or whip up
vibrant vegetable and pulse dishes, from cracked wheat pourgouri to
slow-cooked fasolia beans. Finally, make rich Greek desserts the
sweet note to end your meal; serve just enough syrup-drenched baklava
with a bitter black coffee to satisfy that craving or unwind with an
Ouzo Sour or Brandy Sunburn Cocktail.
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Theo
was born in London and comes from a large Greek Cypriot family. Theo
lived in America for five years, has eaten his way around the world
with a backpack and now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and
three children.
After
reaching the heats of the semi-finals on Masterchef 2014 Theo
resigned from his position as a Board Member of a PLC to follow his
passion for ‘food’.
Theo
started by hosting his own sell-out pop up restaurant in
Hertfordshire cooking an 8-course taster menu championing modern
Greek cuisine inspired by his family.

When people
couldn’t get a table at Theo’s pop-up restaurant (the waiting
list still remains at over 700) he worked as a private chef creating
exclusive dinner parties for private clients, eventually receiving
recognition in The Financial Times and Telegraph.
Theo’s
private dining and popup restaurant won the regional ‘Best
Lifestyle Service’ award – you can find out more about his
private dining service and read reviews
here).
Theo is now the full time Executive Chef for Elsewhere Events
creating imaginative dining experiences for Elsewhere’s venues and
popup events around the world.
In
Theo’s spare time he has been a guest chef for the Sheraton Grande
in Bangkok, a regular judge for the annual Quality Food Awards and is
frequently in the press and other media including The Food Network,
BBC Radio and usually has one or two other projects up his sleeve.
Theo
Michaels is known for cooking ‘elegant village food’ inspired by
the flavours of Cyprus and his travels but also for creating
innovative family friendly food that satisfies the reality of modern
life.
Theo
has appeared on BBC Breakfast News, Sky TV, The Food Network, is a
regular on BBC 3CR Weekend Kitchen show and is a regular guest chef
on ITV’s This Morning. He is called upon by the national press for
comment and interview on private dining, food and drink trends and
for recipe inspiration. He’s also regularly spotted cooking at food
festivals. Theo’s inspiration for food varies from his roots, his
travels to cooking for his family and his love of anything cooked
over charcoal.

 

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A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on every day people

Monday, April 15th, 2019
The
Umbrella Men
by
Keith Carter
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction
 
 
A
witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the
hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and
their unintended consequences on everyday people.
Finance,
environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a
complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief
Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his
business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by
his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and
her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory
part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly
super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in
pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of
New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply
involving novel about the current workings of capitalism,
miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.

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Keith
Iain Carter was born in Scotland in March 1959, second son of Marian
van Westendorp and Ralph Carter. He attended a variety of bog
standard state schools in northern England and in 1978 went up to
Cambridge to read Economics, taking a First in 1981 when he was
elected a Scholar – too late to enjoy the privilege of walking on
the grass.
Other
than corporate annual reports, he has not previously been published,
unless you count a letter printed in Business Week deploring the
widespread use of the word ‘wannabe’ and this quote in Investors
Chronicle: “I used to be a banker, then I went straight”.
As
an investment banker Keith worked for three now-disgraced
institutions – he denies that any causation is associated with this
correlation – Lloyds, Drexel Burnham Lambert and NatWest (RBS). A
corporate financier, he ended up by specialising in pharmaceuticals
and, in 1998, was part of a team acquiring a small vaccine business
from GSK. As CEO he took the company public in 2004. Since 2010
Keith has worked as a business consultant to healthcare companies and
as a writer, which he prefers.
Keith
lives in London, Yorkshire and aboard a boat currently in Greece. He
is a French-speaking Europhile who also loves America, travel,
politics and economics, reading and writing, music, sailing of all
kinds and food and drink.
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Malak, Desert Child…Thefirst time I saw her she melted the ice in my soul

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Malak,
Desert Child
The
Boy Who Sailed to Spain Book 2
by
Paul Ogarra
Genre:
Magical Realism Fiction
 
The
first time I saw her she melted the ice in my soul.
Malak
is a tiny beautiful five-year-old girl child. She lives in a cave in
dire poverty with her drunkard father and her Saharoui mother and
sister. Her enemies are all the towns children who victimize her and
her sister because of their race and condition. Her only friend is a
single mother named Latifa, and Malak´s grandmother Jeeda Hazzah who
dies of cancer.
But
Malak is the champion of her family against a violent father and the
children of the Zoco who she fights singlehandedly. This is a magical
and often mystical story of a young girl and the people she stumbles
upon, as she is rushed away by her uncertain destiny, to the land in
which her mother was born, the Sahara Desert. The unravelling of
Malak’s story is also the unsnarling of the web of intrigue
surrounding the North of Africa, and it´s peoples and history, and
the reasons for many current dilemmas in this land of witchcraft and
mystery.
The
tale begins in earnest when a wandering ex-warrior happens on the
child and is struck by her magnificent courage and beauty. After a
significant episode with her drunken father and his cronies, having
interceded on the family´s behalf, he flees with them on a stolen
high-speed cruiser heading for Western Sahara and freedom. In the
course of their errant journey, they are taken into threatening
custody by the Algerian police. Malak´s personality and mystic
nature make of her the flux in an adventure which begins as a race to
return her to her maternal grandfather´s family. A flight of mercy
will become a race against time as Malak and her friends take on the
impossible. In this, they enlist the help of many tribespeople. Some
tribes known to all and others lost in the wastes of the mysterious
desert and the annals of history.The story comes to an emotional and
pent up conclusion in the least expected possible fashion.

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Paul
O´Garra
was born in
Gibraltar on the 8th May 1952. Paul and his three siblings were the
children of
schoolteachers
and were reared with English discipline, immersed in romantic
literature on the one hand, and a large local family of uncles,
aunts, cousins and a doting grandmother, who was Spanish from Cadiz,
on the other.
Childhood
was spent roaming across the Up South
,
Rosia
,
and Europa point areas of Gibraltar engaging in childish games and
adventures, reading
extensively
books such as Enid Blyton’ adventure series, ‘Famous Five
,’
‘Secret Seven
,’
‘Swallows and Amazons Forever
,’
John Buchan and the ‘Gorbals Die-hards
.’
Saturday mornings were a day for avoiding the displeased grimaces of
monocled and
overweight

colonels, delving and searching through the shelves of the old
Garrison library to discover new horizons, characters
,
and
stories. The journey of discovery that had begun with Baba the
Elephant eventually began to grow richer as the classics
were
devoured
.

In
1967
, he looked on
as fellow students of Jewish persuasion prepare to leave for Tel Aviv
to defend Israel. Shortly after, the
arrival
of General Moshe Dayan at the gates of Cairo, signaled to the world
that Israel´s direst moment had
been
overcome
. Paul, at the earliest time
possible,
set off in a steamer from Tangiers, sailing to Southampton
.
After a spell
in London,
he left the UK to discover his roots in Malta
.
He alternated callings as a tour guide of Morocco and recoverer of
broken down rented cars in the desert, tour guide of south Spain and
eventually running a flamenco club on the Costa del Sol, in the days
when the Costa was still a new and exciting place to visit.
Eventually,
he set off again to discover new places in the Middle, the
Far
East and the
Philippines,
and when Perestroika and Glasnost finally arrived at the hands of
Mihail Gorbacheff and the Soviet Union was open, set off to discover
the East there. He studied Russian at St Petersburg and spent time
travelling to the Republic of Udmurtia, Kazan, Siberia and up an
uncharted river to meet Tribes that still lived in the area. Later to
Nizhny Novgorod and the South Volga, then to
the
Ukraine
travelling from city to city,
falling more and more in love with the great Russian writers and
painters as he went. Seventeen years ago at the age of fifty, Paul
contracted renal
cancer.
He was operated on successfully at the Bullfighters Hospital in
Pamplona in North Spain. Metastasis was practically impossible the
surgeons happily reported. Two years later
the
cancer
metastasised to his lungs on which
he
was duly operated,
and half of his
lungs
were removed.
Later for reasons undefined he suffered strokes in both eyes and lost
partial sight in one eye and total in the left which he duly
recovered by swimming and praying. Seventeen years have gone by since
the renal cancer
was first discovered,
and seven years since his last operation and everything is fine,
remission seems to be total.
Paul’s
still swims at least one or two kilometres per day all year round,
travels, practises martial arts and fervently believes that the Lord
leads him by the hand. After leaving the
hospital
he spent some time in Tangiers, hairless, gaunt and on crutches, but
enjoying the warmth and affection of many new friends there. Then off
to Prague to study filmmaking, made several shorts but finally
decided that he would first write and then make movies when the time
came.

 

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Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil…Audio Book

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com 
See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here: http://www.caspeace.com/cas-peace/the-wheel-will-turn

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Born in the eighties, her formative years in the nineties, Rebecca’s taste in music and fashion never really had a chance. Fortunately, you can’t tell these things from her writing or voice over work. Her first novel, Trespasser, is as dark as her neon is bright, and you’d never guess from hearing her that she’s narrating science fiction in nothing but unicorn pants.
 
Currently residing in London, Rebecca is passionate about travel, and has a good- albeit sometimes dubious- ear for accents. She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a degree in something or other, has a background in musical theatre, a past career in burlesque, and is a classically trained opera singer. Oh, and she likes greyhounds. And wine.

 

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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world…
In Albia, the fourth
realm, the precious Artesan gift
is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot. 

 

In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids, and Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms, and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power.
Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are
under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.

 

Review:
“Cas Peace’s Artesans of Albia trilogy immediately sweeps you away:  the drama starts with King’s Envoy, continues unabated in King’s Champion, and climaxes in King’s Artesan, yet each volume is complete, satisfying.  The Artesan series  propels you into a world so deftly written that you see, feel, touch, and even smell each twist and turn. These nesting novels are evocative, hauntingly real. Smart. Powerful. Compelling. The trilogy teems with finely drawn characters, heroes and villains and societies worth knowing; with stories so organic and yet iconic you know you’ve found another home—in Albia. So start reading now. I, for one, can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
Janet E Morris: Bestselling Author of The Sacred Band of Stepsons series; the Dream Dancer series; I, the Sun; Outpassage; The Silistra Quartet;and editor of the Bangsian In Hell series. Famed contributor to the shared universe fantasy series, Thieves World.

I enjoyed the reading of King’s Envoys; Artesans of Albia by Cas Peace and narrated by Rebecca. It was full of emotions, clear and well done.  The narrator does a great job with the reading and it flows smoothly.The Artesan Series  takes you into a world where you can imagine every detail of the descriptions in the tale. It is a most entertaining tale, full of twists and turns that will compel you to keep reading it to the end. It is great for readers of high fantasy and lovers of good narrated books.

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying.Their craft, their lives and the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.

Anna del C. Dye

Author of clean tales of Elfs & YA medieval Romance  

http://www.annadelc.com

 

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All stories highlight to what extent abusive manipulation can distort lives

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Manipulated
Lives
by
H.A. Leuschel
Genre:
Psychological Fiction
 
‘Realistic,
heart-breaking and utterly gripping!’ 

Bookneeders

 

 

‘A
brilliant and important book … I could barely put it down’

Nerdish Mum Book Blog

 

 

‘You
NEED to read this. Your family needs to read this, your friends need
to read this, your children … NEED to read this’
 
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Five
fictional, compelling true-to-life stories about how people can be
manipulated by others.

 

Manipulators are everywhere. At first
these devious and calculating people can be hard to spot, because
that is their way. They are often masters of disguise: witty,
disarming, even charming in public – tricks to snare their prey –
but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and
angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to
satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy
for their victim.
In this collection of short novellas, you
meet people like you and me, intent on living happy lives, yet each
of them, in one way or another, is caught up and damaged by a
manipulative individual.
First you meet Tess, whose past is
haunted by a wrong decision, then young, successful and well balanced
Sophie, who is drawn into the life of a little boy and his troubled
father. Next, there is teenage Holly, who is intent on making a
better life for herself, followed by a manipulator himself, trying to
make sense of his irreversible incarceration. Lastly, there is Lisa,
who has to face a parent’s biggest regret. All stories highlight to
what extent abusive manipulation can distort lives and threaten our
very feeling of self-worth.

 

 

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Helene
Andrea Leuschel gained a BA in Journalism & Communication, which
led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and
Edinburgh. She later acquired a Master in Philosophy, specializing in
the study of the mind. 

 

 

Helene
has a particular interest in emotional, psychological and social
well-being and this led her to write her first novel, Manipulated
Lives, a fictional collection of five novellas, each highlighting the
dangers of interacting with narcissists.

 

 

She
lives with her husband and two children in Portugal.

 

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Their connection to each other is the only certainty

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
“I kissed Edward Wolverton once. It
was everything it was supposed to be—and then some… maybe I’ll kiss him again.”
 
TV Producer Bea Douglas’s last confession to her former business partner and ex-best friend wasn’t meant to tempt the fates. She’s eager to escape the hypocrisy of the television industry and years of hiding her faith for the convenience of other people. Edward Wolverton may be hot, smart, and funny—but he’s also two steps out of rehab with a self-proclaimed allergy to Christianity.
 
But after a club night turns violent, Bea loses her sense of self while Eddie teeters on the edge of relapse. Their connection to each other is the only certainty. To
be together, each will have to let go of past pain and have faith in a love that never fades.
 
Off Script is an uncommon story of the power of love and resilience to bring people together in a society that does its best to tear them apart.
 




Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writing partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and
telling stories together for more than a decade. They’ve logged hours of behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendly Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, their Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that included divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.

 
Becca is a professor, a scientist, and a secret romantic who insisted their first order of business in London was a meandering five-mile walk to see Big Ben. She lives with her husband, children,
and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.
 

 

Sarah is an Army brat, an Excel geek, and has a lot of opinions on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. She lives with her cat, Sir Jack—who is featured prominently on Liv’s Instagram —just outside Salt Lake City.

 

 

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Arachnosaur, they have declared war against all of humanity

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Arachnosaur
by Richard Jeffries
Genre: Horror
Desert
Swarm
After
his superior officers are killed in action, Corporal Josiah Key
assumes command of the 3rd Battalion, Marine Raiders. In the tiny
village of Shabhut, Yemen, while trying to put the blast on ISIS
forces, an even deadlier enemy emerges: ancient, unreasoning
creatures who tear into both U.S. troops and terrorists without
mercy, leaving brutally dismembered corpses in their wake.
They
are known as the
Idmonarchne
Brasieri,
giant prehistoric spiders roused from millennia-long slumber by
power-mad terrorists. These aptly-named ‘Arachnosaurs’ are
hungry. They’re angry. And they have declared war against all of
humanity . . . whose days might just be numbered unless Key and his
unit can stop them.

 

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Richard
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holds
a degree in Creative Writing, obtained before he went to work for
American intelligence. He has seen the world—and things in it—which
inspired the writing of these novels. Now retired from covert ops,
Jeffries divides his time between rural Connecticut and London. In
his spare time he pursues his lifelong interest in Kung Fu and
classical piano.

 

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It’s survival of the fittest, but first you have to fit in

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Sanctuary
Shifter
Chronicles Book 1
by
Melle Amade
Genre:
YA Dark Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
 

It’s
survival of the fittest, but first you have to fit in.

 

Shae
is sure the icy rage that claws at her is driving away her friends
and pulling her closer to the wrong boy. After all, it’s Aiden she
has always secretly wanted, not Callum, who has barely spoken to her
in the last year.

 

 


But,
as her protected life unravels, she discovers the violent
supernatural world that lurks in her quiet hometown and the ancient
feuds that threaten to destroy both her friends and her family.

 

 

To
save those she loves, Shae must succumb to her own fury and take on
the Ravensgaard, the renegade warriors of the Order, but as the
battle approaches her deepest fears are coming true, she’s becoming
just like them. Shae’s not sure she can afford the price she’ll have
to pay—her own humanity.

 

 

Sanctuary
is a teen paranormal romance for fans of shifters and Gothic romance.
Fans of Flightless Bird and White Raven will be enchanted by this
strong female seeking truth in a world of secrets and mystery.

 

 

 

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Remnants

 

Shifter
Chronicles Book 2


 

 

Now
that she understands the rules, she wants to change them.

Shae’s
body is betraying her and she’s terrified. Though she’s joined the
ranks of her shifter friends, she knows inside she’s not like them.
Her unstable cells won’t let her control the shift. 

As
Topanga grows crowded with suspicious shifters, aligned with the
fascist Order, it becomes clear they have been living in a tiny haven
on the edge of an intolerant, militant shifter society. Even worse,
Shae’s formal presentation to El Oso, the Order’s Berserker Supreme
Leader, is only days away. Without full control of her powers or her
body, she’s not sure she’ll survive the inspection.

As
Shae discovers the dreadful truth about her family heritage, she’s
faced with a severe choice: break with the Order and lose her friends
or submit to a life of subjugation and lies. 

No
matter what she chooses, she’ll be left with only Remnants of the
life she had.

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Harvest
Shifter
Chronicles Book 3


In
the shifter world, one law holds true; you will reap what you sow.

Shae
underestimated El Oso, the tyrannical leader of the Order. Now,
banished, flightless and living on the dangerous edge of the shifter
world, she finds it impossible to pursue her one goal, finding and
freeing her father. Without the support of her friends, who are torn
by loyalty to their families, Shae is forced to attempt the
impossible…alone.

A
hidden group of shifters with unexpected powers swoops in to help
Shae. They want nothing more than to discover El Oso’s magic and
destroy the Order completely, even if it means sacrificing Shae’s
father. Too late, Shae discovers she has sown the seeds of
destruction for herself and her family. The defenses of her refuge
are breached, not by El Oso, but by the enemy very enemy he has been
desperate to protect them against. An enemy intent on massacring
every known shifter. Shae must find a way to escape her
self-inflicted fate and empower her friends to unite if they are to
find a way to survive the harvest. 

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Deluge
Shifter
Chronicles Book 4


First
comes the rain, then follows the flood.

 
Escaping
the Order by engaging the Hunters was only the beginning. Now, with
their safe haven destroyed Shae and Roman are left hiding in a remote
village with no chance of ever finding her father or making a
difference in the shifter world. That is, until a strange Hunter
seeks Shae out and gives her hope she can find her father and
possibly the tool to find El Oso. 

 
They
risk everything to return to Topanga and reunite with their friends,
who are the only ones who might just believe Shae’s adamant theory
that one of the murderous Hunters is actually on their side. As they
test loyalty and strength they uncover the very power that has made
the Hunters mortal enemies to the shifters for over a thousand years.
Their new-found power is a beacon to the Order and the Hunters, who
descend like a flood to drown out the spark of light rising in the
shifter world.

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Heritage
Shifter
Chronicles Prelude


In the dark shifter world, they
prepare for a summer of fun, but find they must battle against the
Hunters who are afraid of the supernatural world. Dutch born,
Matilde, the estranged niece of Lord Van Arend, barters with her
scheming mother to spend the summer with the only friends she’s
ever had, the Ravensgaard at Castle Brannach. But if Matilde gives
her mother the information she will break her friends’ trust and
begin the downfall of the regime; a regime the shifters may need to
protect them from the Hunters.

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Since
I was eight I have been writing stories that capture the adventures
in my head and the characters strong enough and flawed enough to have
them. When I look at an empty field I see a formidable citadel. When
I meet a vulnerable old man, I greet an emeritus warrior. When I walk
through city streets I feel dimensions hiding around every turn. It
has been my lifelong passion to explore these worlds that reveal the
pain of loneliness, the joy or self-actualization, and the hope of
magic.

I
grew up in a place called Potter Valley where the Milky Way is held
aloft by a circle of mountains and the central business district
consists of a bait store and a saloon. At 19 I moved alone to London
and spent the next ten years exploring the world, even becoming an
Australian citizen, before I returned to California and found a new
home in Los Angeles. My world revolves around my two wee children and
my love of travel.

My
days are spent in an office overlooking Los Angeles International
Airport where I work as a Director of Marketing for a data center
technology firm, which wouldn’t make you think I had an MFA in film
with an emphasis on writing from Chapman University. However, I also
have degrees in visual communications and global communications,
which allowed me to work for some of the finest technology firms in
the world. In my spare time I have penned six screenplays, four stage
plays, an opera libretto, numerous short stories, and five
manuscripts for novels. My heart lies with my manuscripts, which are
focused on YA and New Adult audiences and range in subject from
Vikings in Iceland to Knights Templar in Italy to Aborigine mysticism
in Australia to shapeshifters in Los Angeles.

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One man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
The
Watcher
by
Eli Carros
Genre:
Crime Thriller
 
One
man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…
Chief
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 – only
one lead and scant evidence – and the body count is rising.
He
discovers that an unsolved 18-year-old murder case bears all the
hallmarks of the current killings, but he still can’t seem to find
a single, obvious suspect, and he is so far unable to outthink a
master predator.
Grayson
must catch a hunter who knows how to outwit the police – a showman
intent on completing his macabre collection. But he’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 fallout…

 

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Eli 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. 

 

A 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
percolated coffee.


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After the Willis Asylum closed, the secrets of its past lingered in its decaying halls

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

What makes you passionate about writing?

I started life as a classically trained artist, and writing just evolved one day when I wasn’t looking. Writing, I found, and very much to my surprise, was just painting with words. With a brush you gently stroke indigo blue or vermilion onto a canvas to shadow a face in remorse. The same can be said of the words you brush across a page to project that same face, slowly drawn down into the collar of a borrowed, wool coat, shiny from wear, yet retained the strength in its weft and warp to comfort a penitent soul. Having the ability to close my eyes and see how sunlight would dance across a marble floor after a rain, or how the long shadows of dusk transform even the most ordinary of objects into that which we fear most, is inspirational.

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Do you have a writing routine?

Very much so. I write religiously every Saturday for 8-10 hours. Some Saturdays I’ll write three chapters, others I’ll spend hours researching and write only notes for the next week. This isn’t to say I don’t spend a little time during the week writing. I’ll jot down ideas, or plot twists that come to me and deposit them on my desk so I’m ready to write on Saturday.

Interesting. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

This is always a tough question because there are so many good ones to choose from. If I were casting for the protagonist, I would say Stana (more…)