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One Face Two Men And A Secret That Could Destroy An Empire

Monday, November 25th, 2019
The Man in the Dragon Mask
by Amanda Roberts
Genre: Historical Fiction
One Face
Two Men
And A Secret That Could Destroy An Empire
At the dawn of the Ming Dynasty, the emperor will do anything to ensure the future of his empire. Building the Forbidden City in fulfillment of his father’s dreams is only the beginning.
But few people share the emperor’s vision.
When a consort’s betrayal has devastating consequences that rock the imperial court, the emperor discovers that the fight for the dragon throne has only begun.
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Amanda Roberts is a USA Today bestselling author who has been living in China since 2010. She has an MA in English from the University of Central Missouri and has been published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies around the world. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her home is AmandaRobertsWrites.com.
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The Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it back

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
The
Emperor’s Seal 
Touching
Time Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre:
Time Travel Romance 
 
The
Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is
missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it back.

 

 

Jiayi
has a gift – she can travel through time just by touching
historical artifacts. More than anything, she wants to escape the
clutches of the Empress and run away to a foreign land. Finding the
Emperor’s Seal could be her only chance at freedom, but is she
willing to risk the wrath of the Empress?

 

 

Historian
and wannabe archaeologist Zhihao has no love for the Empress or the
Qing Dynasty, but when the Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s
Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum, he
cannot refuse. It is only after he accepts the assignment that he
realizes the key to finding the seal lies in the hands of a palace
slave.

 

 

Civil
unrest and encroaching foreign powers threaten Jiayi and Zhihao’s
mission and lives as they hunt for The Emperor’s Seal.

 

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The
Empress’s Dagger
Touching
Time Book 2
 
As
the Qing Empire continues to crumble, the Empress is more desperate
than ever to find a way to secure her stranglehold on the country.
Every day, she forces Jiayi to use her powers to see into the past to
the time of Empress Wu to discover the secret to securing power.

 

 

But
Jiayi already knows the answer.

 

 

Empress
Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power,
the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.

 

 

Jiayi’s
ability to travel through time is growing stronger, and she is not
sure she wants to use that power to prop up a dying empress. There is
only one man she wants to save. The man she lost her heart to. A man
who died over a thousand years ago.

 

 

Zhihao
knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with
each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.

 

 

When
a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose
between his country and the woman he loves.

 

 

Secrets
will be revealed in the second exciting installment of the Touching
Time Trilogy!

 

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The
Slave’s Necklace
Touching
Time Book 3
 
Kill
the Empress, save the world.

 

 

That
is what people from all sides are telling Jiayi. She not only has the
power to kill the empress, but to set up a new future for China.
Jiayi has spent her life as a palace slave. Freedom for China could
mean a lifetime of servitude for her.

 

 

And
Jiayi is tired of living for everyone else.

 

 

As
Jiayi’s powers grow, she finds herself living more and more in the
past, even as the future is barreling toward her.

 

 

Zhihao’s
past is catching up with him, leaving death and heartache in its
wake. Zhihao is going to have to make a choice, but he isn’t sure
he can do it alone.

 

 

Jiayi
and Zhihao stand on the precipice of a new world. But they will only
survive if they can overcome the past and stand together, no matter
how much it hurts.

 

 

Get
lost in time in this thrilling conclusion to the Touching Time
Trilogy!

 

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Amanda
Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since
2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central
Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home

is AmandaRobertsWrites.com.
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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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The Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
The
Emperor’s Seal
Touching
Time Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre:
Paranormal Fantasy Mystery
 
Peking,
1902

 

 

The
Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is
missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it
back.

 

 

Jiayi
has a gift – she can travel through time just by touching
historical artifacts. More than anything, she wants to escape the
clutches of the Empress and run away to a foreign land. Finding the
Emperor’s Seal could be her only chance at freedom, but is she
willing to risk the wrath of the Empress?

 

 

Historian
and wannabe archaeologist Zhihao has no love for the Empress or the
Qing Dynasty, but when the Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s
Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum, he
cannot refuse. It is only after he accepts the assignment that he
realizes the key to finding the seal lies in the hands of a palace
slave.

 

 

Civil
unrest and encroaching foreign powers threaten Jiayi and Zhihao’s
mission and lives as they hunt for The Emperor’s Seal.

 

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Amanda
Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since
2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central
Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

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She can’t resist to help him, despite her better judgment

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Murder
in the Forbidden City
Qing Dynasty Mysteries
Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre: Historical
Mystery
216 pages
 
Peking,
1867

 

 

When
one of the Empress’s ladies-in-waiting is killed in the Forbidden
City, she orders Inspector Gong to find the killer. Unfortunately, as
a man, he is forbidden from entering the Inner Court. How is he
supposed to solve a murder when he cannot visit the scene of the
crime or talk to the women in the victim’s life? He won’t be able
to solve this crime alone.

 

 

The
widowed Lady Li is devastated when she finds out about the murder of
her sister-in-law, who was serving as the Empress’s
lady-in-waiting. She is determined to discover who killed her, even
if it means assisting the rude and obnoxious Inspector Gong and going
undercover in the Forbidden City.

 

 

Together,
will Lady Li and Inspector Gong be able to find the murderer before
he – or she – strikes again?

 

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Murder
in the British Quarter
Qing
Dynasty Mysteries Book 2
 
When
a young Chinese woman is murdered within the British Quarter of the
foreign legation, Inspector Gong is ordered by the Imperial Court to
solve the crime before the incident escalates into war between China
and the foreign powers. The only problem? Inspector Gong doesn’t
speak English. And he is hardly the type of man to be accepted by the
British elite living in Peking. 

 

 

Once
again, he must turn to the one woman who can help him. The woman he
can’t stop thinking about.

 

 

Lady
Li is trying to forget about Inspector Gong. He’s a danger to
herself, her position, and her children’s future. But when he comes
once again knocking on her door and asking for her assistance in
solving a case, she can’t resist, despite her better
judgment.

 

 

Lady
Li’s language and diplomatic abilities allow her to freely enter
the world of the Western visitors, but tensions between the
foreigners and local people are increasing by the hour.

 

 

Will
Lady Li and Inspector Gong be able to solve the crime without the
answer leading China to war?

 

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Amanda
Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since
2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central
Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

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A Rebel Among Us

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

 

J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors,
uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her “Renegade Series” includes “A Beautiful Glittering Lie,” winner of the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion. The sequel, “A Beckoning Hellfire,” is also an award winner.
Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the
International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky
Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. She is also an artist and a
singer/songwriter. She recently completed a nonfiction book about the War
Between the States, as well as two more sequels for her “Renegade
Series.” Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.

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After David Summers enlists with the Confederate cavalry, his delusion of chivalry is soon crushed when he witnesses the horrors of battle. Shot by a Union picket, he winds up at a stranger’s farm. Four girls compassionately nurse him back to health. David learns his comrades have deserted him in Pennsylvania following the Battle of Gettysburg,
but his dilemma becomes much worse. He falls in love with the older sister, Anna, who entices him with a proposition. To his dismay, he must make a decision. Should he stay and help Anna with her underhanded plan, or return to the army and risk capture?



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Top Ten List:
  1. I once walked two miles in flip flops and 100 degree weather to see the Delicate Arch in Utah (we thought we were on the short trail, but no. We were on the long trail!)
  2. I am a devout animal lover. My husband and I are down to two dachshunds and a small aquarium. At one time, we owned five cats, five dogs, an iguana, five tanks of fish, a rabbit, a guinea pig, three
    birds, a rat, two gerbils, a couple of mice, and a snake, all at the same time.
    My son wanted to become a veterinarian, so I indulged him by having those pets.
    Guess who ended up taking care of them? (Hint: it wasn’t him!)
  3. I have participated as a Civil War reenactor and served as a docent during the pilgrimage in Holly Springs, Mississippi. I even got my reluctant husband to participate in reenactments. He
    realized how much fun it was shooting black powder!
  4. I am an artist and a singer/songwriter, and have written over 200 songs. I have recorded an album with my band, duly named the Julie Hawkins Band. (Available on iTunes!)
  5. Although I am left-handed, I play right-handed guitar and am self-taught.
  6. I am adventurous. I had to be, because we have moved over twenty times and have lived in six states. Because of this, I have life-long friends all over the country.
  7. I am spontaneous. When my two sons were young, we frequently took off on day trips, and sometimes weekends, on a whim. I once kidnapped my husband to take him to the Rocky Mountains for his birthday. For our wedding anniversary a few years ago, I bought two tickets to Ireland and surprised him with them. It was the best trip ever!
  8. I love Ford Mustangs! My first car was a 1965 Mustang. Right now, we have a 1966 sitting in our garage, waiting to be restored.
  9. I am a serious plant lover, and have over 60 plants squeezed into our two-bedroom house. Taking a part-time job at a greenhouse over the summer was a big mistake!
  10. In everything I see, I imagine a story behind it. My husband is astounded by this, but I chalk it up to being artistic.
 
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