a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.
journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss.
Benoit finds her blood quickened by a new, intriguing site. An
initial exploration leads to the discovery of a mysterious river rock
with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine
the stone closer.
she brushes away the dirt, 2017 folds away to leave Caitlin standing
in pre-Civil War Charleston. As she tries to work out how she time
traveled to 1859, Caitlin learns the terrifying risk she poses even
while she tries to return home.
a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.
are launched with a parlor and a sword.
Benoit assumed the next destination would be her time, her world.
Instead, the stone thrusts her further into the past and onto a
different continent. Now in 1831 England, she’s discovered by
William, the Duke of Lancaster. By sheer luck, he’s willing to allow
her into his manor.
she fights to gain a footing in this new time, Caitlin discovers the
stone also ripped John from Charleston. Everything she thought she
knew about how the stone worked is false, and neither of them
understand how to escape the grip of the past.
they work to uncover the mystery of the stone, an acquaintance of the
Duke plots an intricate scheme certain to destroy them all. She and
John must solve the puzzle, in an unknown amount of time, or risk
getting stuck–or buried–in 1831.
a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.
has an hourglass and a necklace.
lands hard on the decks of an infamous ship–with only 24 hours
before it sinks, and John is missing.
in 1912 on the Titanic, sand is slipping through the hourglass as she
tries to jump ship before it plunges to the bottom of the Atlantic
Ocean. She meets Elizabeth, a woman with valuable knowledge about
time travel and how it works. Yet nothing is ever easy, and her new
friend’s memory proves to be unreliable.
Caitlin searches for John, the grains of time slip away. She must put
the pieces together, or she’ll find herself lying in a cursed
grave at the bottom of the ocean.
grew up loving the endless possibilities fantasy and Sci-Fi held
between their pages or played on the big screen. At age ten, she
picked up a pencil and began coming up with stories of her own that
toyed with other worlds and the mysteries of this one.
she’s not delving into the worlds created by words, she’s digging
into Ghiradelli chocolates and creating memories with her families.
Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has
just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming.
But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his
voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels back in time to
another life with Jake. What is going on? What is the message?
Stein, a dashing Texan, sweeps Aurora off her feet and changes her
life. A Brooklyn born actress, she moved to NYC and does temporary
work to pay her bills. On this particular assignment, she
accidentally meets Jake Stein, who is her dance with destiny. Leaving
everything she knows, she marries him and moves to Austin, Texas. No
longer struggling to make ends meet, Aurora wiles away her time bored
and lonely, and trying to recapture the excitement she once had with
this man. And then suddenly, it’s all over, her life, her future is
gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams.
destiny comes in many forms, and when Aurora moves to a new house,
she discovers that the previous owner has never left. The ghostly
presence of Viola Parker looms large and becomes Aurora’s guide
through time revealing to her the mistakes she’s made with Jake Stein
through the centuries. This time, maybe this time, Aurora can get it
get so much satisfaction in the writing process. I take care to
choose just the right word, to make sure each sentence has the right
cadence. I appreciate other writers who respect the craft in this
way, and I hope my readers do so with me. Writing is a need, a desire
for expression, and springs from well within my subconscious mind.
Thoughts rise up, scenes rise up and blend in with the over-arching
story. These thoughts emerge whenever they want to and wherever I am
and probably not when I am at the computer. The computer is for the
craft, the technique. The thoughts come during walks, or while
driving the car, or at the grocery store. I am the willing recipient
of these thoughts and so they seek me out. It’s a mystery this
business and art of writing and it keeps me enthralled.
Marianne Petit mixes true life experiences with fiction to create a
suspenseful tale of intrigue and romance set in the early days of
1940’s Paris, both rich and poor are thrust together, a mixed society
struggling to survive. American born Yvette Matikunas, one of the
privileged few, goes underground with a deathbed promise to her
grandfather that has her roaming the streets of France with a
dangerous message. She quickly learns that no one is who they seem to
be and trust is a thing of the past.
in battle while trying to save the life of one of his men, Colonial
André Rinaldo is disillusioned by a shell-shocked country and a weak
government. Persuaded to go underground and unite his fellow
compatriots by forming resistance groups, he meets a beautiful
blonde, whose determination to free France from foreign dictatorship
is as strong as his.
the middle of espionage and clandestine rendezvous, they form a
partnership that deepens under the ever-present threat of arrest. But
with America’s interest in the war building in the background all
Americans are ordered to leave.
Yvette return to the States, or will André persuade her to stay and
fight for love?
Petit is a past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance
Writers Of America. Her love of writing stems back to high school.
She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and poetry. At
the age of fifteen she wrote a short story for children, as well as
numerous works of poetry. Her love of history stems from her father,
Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced
her writing interests .
is a past President of the Melville Lions club, a service
organization that raises money for the less fortunate – especially
the sight and hearing impaired.
and several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit and
she was recently interviewed on TV for her time travel.
loves to ski, white water raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the
theater. She lives on Long Island is happily married for over 30
Sweet Fantasy Time Travel Paranormal Romance
a magic sword falls into Catryna Logan’s hands, she is faced with
the reality of demons, dragons and a past that can’t possibly be
real. Or can it? To escape the evil serpent demons searching for her,
she will have to put her past and future in the hands of the dragon
demon king Kairyuu. But will trusting him cost her everything?
Cagle, who writes as Brynna Curry, was born south of the Mason-Dixon
Line in a small Alabama town. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and
imagination, ultimately became her sanctuary during the hardest times
in her life. After living all over the southern states, she finally
landed back in north Alabama where she met her husband, Jackie. She
spent a wonderful twenty-two years with her hero, raising their three
widowed, she spends her free time writing and tending her ‘army’
of feral cats and rescued strays. Her furry minions, Jace, Styxx,
Beerus, and Asheron, are always willing to keep her company while she
works. She insists love is the truest magic and with it, every day is
Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is
missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it back.
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?
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
unrest and encroaching foreign powers threaten Jiayi and Zhihao’s
mission and lives as they hunt for The Emperor’s Seal.
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.
Jiayi already knows the answer.
Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power,
the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.
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.
knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with
each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.
a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose
between his country and the woman he loves.
will be revealed in the second exciting installment of the Touching
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.
Jiayi is tired of living for everyone else.
Jiayi’s powers grow, she finds herself living more and more in the
past, even as the future is barreling toward her.
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.
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.
lost in time in this thrilling conclusion to the Touching Time
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
Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John
Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970. Left with no
other option, Angelie journeys through time, searching for John.
Along the way, she encounters several adventures, meeting new people
on her desperate search for her lover.
stranded in 1970 and with no hope of ever returning back to his own
time, John begins a new life, working as a receptionist in Lesti
Hotel where he finds a new love, Elisha.
arises among the characters due to their complicated relationships
and when disaster strikes, it’s up to Angelie to save the world with
her time machine invention.
tale of ‘Time Travel’ highlights love, determination and
name is Roxanne Angelie Torres San Jose, I was born in Manila,
Philippines on September 26, 1989. I migrated in America at the age
of 13 and graduated with a degree in Political Science in UNLV Class
love reading and my favorite authors are Dan Brown and Paulo Coelho.
is my first book which was published on March 2015.
second Book, Time Travel, received a publishing contract with Avid
the shadow of Hadrianâ€™s Wall and 2,000 years back in time, Janetâ€™s
past and present collide. Daman has vowed to drive the invaders from
the shores of Britain and march his barbarian hordes to Rome. Trajan
swears vengeance against the man who threatens both his lovesâ€”Janet
and the Empire.
Ethanâ€”latest guardian of the Arwen
pendantâ€”finds his heritage of time travel a burden he can scarcely
endure. Rowenaâ€”last of the line of Damanâ€”is a soldier in the
Celtic army, forced to perform deeds that haunt her. Both tormented
by visions of the other, separated by barriers of time.
that should not exist.
Rowena flees the catastrophic end of
her time but is trapped by an ancient family pact with an evil
goddess. Desperate to save her, Ethan crosses over into her timeline,
where his parents never met, and Damanâ€”their greatest
The past is ruled by a man who knows the
Thirty days to stop a goddess taking over her body.
Thirty days to save his timeline. Together they will fight their way
through an altered history to the dark past of Stonehenge.
sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who
has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?
your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written
about today’s political falderal.
entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly
2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction &
le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not
killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s
Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to
take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can
travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300
miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079,
replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings,
virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological
is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild
her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for
the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as
owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball
as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in
Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson
Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society,
popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.
Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in
1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn
in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and
features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would
become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard.
These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have
been incorporated into King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court as
an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel
story in all literature.
Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family,
cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife.
People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old
house ruins–the latter having been occupied as recently as the
mid-twentieth century–seem to be sticking around for a while
Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the
first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and
has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.
a time traveling Texas Ranger supposed to do?
Houston is being harassed by a ghost. Trouble is brewing and her name
is Margarite. She’s an unrelenting force determined to get his
attention. It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to
listen, she may be able to save some lives.
story of unrequited love, the power of healing, and the embracing
need to never give up. Unforgettable moments and unforgettable
characters will tug at the heartstrings with a myriad of
Ghost is a touching story brimming with down-home Texas charm.
mother, author, and time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in
Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives
on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando,
where imagination and fantasy abounds. With the love of reading, she
graduated to writing non-fiction, historical fiction, time travel,
and children’s preschool/first reader books.
was the best boyfriend Kelsey ever had, but seven years ago he
disappeared from her life. She coped with her heartbreak by finishing
her doctorate in Celtic Artifacts, and now her career is taking off.
But Tavish is back, acting like a stranger who knows more about
Celtic artifacts than she does. He’s been on staff at every one of
her job sites in Scotland, wearing that stupid sexy kilt.
just got her dream job in the highlands of Scotland. Where her
friends ply her with celebratory champagne, throw a plaid cloak over
her business suit, and take her to the 14th century to do original
research on the dig site. She meets gorgeous highlander Seumas
(“Shaymus”) there, and â€” wait, is this a good idea?
was on top of the world. He had a hot girlfriend. She knew about time
travel, so he didn’t have to keep secrets around her. So why did the
sight of his old friends Amber and Kelsey make him uncomfortable? His
girlfriend kept telling him to forget about them. But he couldn’t. He
wished he knew why.
dons a Roman helmet left among her ex’s things and is transferred to
the Pictish Celt side of Hadrian’s wall — flat on the ground and
tripped over by Breth. The naked woad-painted warrior is being chased
by Romans who caught him scouting their fort. She earns his trust by
grabbing an injured Roman’s sword, fighting beside Breth, and saving
his life. He takes her to his clan, where she sees druids in their
sacred grove imparting magical protection by painting the warriors’
nudity with muscle-activated woad pictures.
phone calls from Kelsey,Â Jaelle thinks her first time travel
adventure was a dream, but a new museum display shows a stick figure
she remembers drawing with her fingernail file on the top stone of
Hadrian’s Wall. Whoa, that means her time travel and meeting of the
dazzling warrior Breth and their fight with the barbarians at the
Roman fort really took place! She needs to get back to Breth!
first time travel assignment was challenging. Sure, she had her magic
dagger, but he wasn’t cooperating.
felt anxious about this meeting. A summons to the sacred grove had
always meant the druids would perform their woad magic to prepare him
for battle. So he was in no way prepared to make the acquaintance of
the woman he found there with them. Deirdre was beautiful, and a
warrior, and from the way she was flitting around the grove, she was
the most powerful druid he had ever heard of in his life.
friend tricks her into time traveling to 15th century Scotland. A
gorgeous highlander Jessica is sure is out of her league invites them
to stay at his manor house.
knows he should keep his mind on training the militia for the battle
that is sure to come soon. And after all, Jessica is just passing
through his town. But she is so compassionate he feels his heart
has a magic dagger that gives her orders and sometimes stifles her
speech. It wants her to find some artifact here in 1400s Scotland and
give it to some druid friends.Â
wants to get to know Taran. But the dagger whispers that Taran is in
life in a small town in Scotland was disrupted six months ago with
the arrival of Lauren and the other two lasses. Lauren knew the way
mechanical things worked in a way most astonishing. He never tired of
hearing her explain. But to find out she has a magick dagger that she
is in danger of losing her self control to? That shocks him.
and Katherine are two bullheaded people trying to “out stubborn”
each other. They’ve been verbally sparring in Medieval Scotland for
the past year. He’s never met a headstrong woman before, and he is
such a stubborn male! When chance throws them forward to Katherineâ€™s
time, he is the fish out of water. Understanding blooms, as does
boss at Celtic University plonks an iron bracer on her desk. It
brings up one of Kelsey’s magic druid dreams. In it, Sarah’s ex,
Michael (Meehall in Gaelic), used this bracer as a time travel
object. And was a kilted highlander in 1700s Scotland.
lunch, Sarah’s friends say theyâ€™re calling in sick tomorrow to
attend a local fair. They want her to call in sick too.
isnâ€™t keen on giving the bracer back. She wants revenge on Meehall
for breaking up with her and decides to use the bracer to have a bit
tells her friends they donâ€™t have to call in sick. Sheâ€™s taking
them back in time.
arrives in the 21st Century with Eoin (John) in the darkness of the
Celtic University night. Ciaran is delighted to run into Nadia and
wants to stay and visit, but Eoin drags him away from her. Eoin is
extra grumpy, saying the Murrays need an edge because the Cameron
Clan is planning something big. Eoin sneaks the two of them into a
storage basement and seems inordinately glad to find a particular
remembers the kilted warrior Ciaran from her experience in 1706
Scotland and secretly has a crush on him. Wherever he and Eoin are
going, she bets it will inspire her story for Celtic University’s
historical society paper, especially if they are time traveling. She
sneaks into the back of the cart Ciaran and Eoin are driving and
hides under a blanket.
was captured during her last time travel adventure. But her friend’s
husband’s life hangs in the balance. And this ring she found is
giving her courage. Probably too much courage for a modern woman in
1706 to have.
is glad to see Ellie again. Her friend married his cousin and stayed,
when Ellie went back to their time. But he keeps his distance. Many
will die in the upcoming battle, maybe including him.
frowned. “Dinna ye think it wrong, tae grab the faerie axe by
batted the air as if what Marybeth had said was dismissible. “The
faeries gave it tae Ciaran, who gave it tae John. Kelsey stole it
from John. ‘Tis na wrong for John tae steal it back from
stuck his chest out and his chin up in a show of bravado. “Kelsey’s
gotten full oâ€™ herself, syne she went off tae Celtic University.
That, or she has been brainwashed by all those Druids. We used tae be
friends, but now she’s gone tae far. We wull be taking that axe back
from her sae we can save Donnan. End oâ€™ discussion.”
worked at the Renaissance Pleasure Faires at Paramount Ranch Agoura,
Devore, and Black Point Forest from 1987 to 1993. She started as a
peasant, then auditioned and made it into the Washerwomen, and then
was a sea dog. She also hawked for Belle Star’s perfume wagon and The
Dye Spot clothing booth. Jane Stain is a pen name.
is in her fifties and has been influenced by the writing of Diana
Gabaldon, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Harry Harrison, Jane Auel,
Ray Bradbury, Ursula K LeGuin, Robert Jordan, Stephenie Meyer, Terry
Goodkind, and many more great authors.
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Wiccan Way Book 1
Paranormal Urban Fantasy
as long as the earth has been afloat, demons, witches, Gods, and
angels have walked among us. Unknown to the human world, and now the
time has come for four sisters to embrace a destinyâ€¦
Jade, and Julie Morgan never imagined magic was real. That is until
they visited their grandmotherâ€™s grave. Now a journal their
deceased mother left for them, a symbol they all know too well, and
an earthquake in Minnesota has them all believing in the
witches. Good witches, destined to keep the human world safe from the
demonic forces that plague mankind, and now they have powers. Magical
powers. Josslyn can freeze time, Jade can control electrical forces,
and Julie can see the future. But, another surprise awaits them.
Jasmine Nichols, a young woman who looks the spitting image of their
mother. Sheâ€™s their sister, and she can move things with her
to their new life as witches, coming to grips with the fact they have
another sister, and to control their newfound powers the sisters find
themselves on a trip to the past to get answers. But as they search
for answersâ€¦ an even greater threat is coming. The demonic world
now knows about them, and they want one thing. Their powers.
all Hallowâ€™s Eve, as Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine look to have
a good ole time at the annual masquerade party, someone is planning
to take away the very happy endings they grew up withâ€¦
has been anything but easy for Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine ever
since they found out they were witches. After an epic showdown with
Satan four months ago, things are finally slowing down. Jade has
gotten her bar and restaurant up and running. Both Julie and Jasmine
have gone back to school. Josslynâ€¦ sheâ€™s still struggling with
what she wants to do with her life. But as Halloween rolls up, they
all know one thing. They want to have a good time!
do they know an evil witch is threatening to ruin their four-month
hiatus from the demonic world. Sucking them each into a different
fairytale. Fairytales, whose endings have been altered. Now itâ€™s up
to Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine to right the fairytales before
happy endings cease to exist.
light and dark collide, one sister must make a choice that could
change their livesâ€¦ forever.
the wake of the tragedy that struck on Halloween night, Josslyn,
Jade, Julie, and Jasmine are shocked to learn the truth about Sky. He
has no heartâ€”someone stole it and now they are bound to get it
back. When Jade, Jasmine, and Sky embark on a trip to the heavens to
find his heart, they realize things are not as they seem. Black
angels have taken over the heavens and they want one thingâ€”Jasmine
and Sky dead.
the heavens have a silver lining. A psychic, who is tasked with
helping Jade find the answers to the questions she seeks by taking
her on a journey to her past, present, and future. What she sees
changes everything, but time is running out. For she can only focus
on one thingâ€¦ the threat to the future.
down on earth, something has gone terribly wrong. For the underworld
has risen to the surface and one sister has turned to the dark side.
and raised in the Midwest, Nicole Coverdale writes in several
different genres: Mystery, suspense, romance, fantasy, and the
paranormal. She is the writer of the urban fantasy series, Wiccan
Way, set in St. Paul, MN, about four sisters who find out they are
witches, and while adapting to their newfound powers, uncover hidden
family secrets none of them knew existed. She is also the author of
the Randolph Saga, which follows Elena Rodriquez’s family, as they
are targeted by a rogue organization that wants to ruin Elena and
everything she holds dear.
several books already mapped out, Nicole spends most of her days on
the computer, letting the words flow, but when she’s not writing she
loves to shop, binge on Netflix or Hulu, cook, bake, and in the fall
loves nothing more than a good football game. Go Pack Go!
of love, time travel, humor, and healing hearts. The adventure of a
lifetime. (Think you know how it ends? You donâ€™t.)
2018, two friends discover an open door in the summer forest in
Maine. Itâ€™s winter inside and theyâ€™ve never seen anything like
it. When they realize that itâ€™s 1980 on the other they hatch a plan
to go to New York and save John Lennon.
1980, a stranger invades Sarahâ€™s dreams on a nightly basis. Heâ€™s
handsome and funny, but when she bumps into him in real life she
canâ€™t believe her eyes. But his story of time travel is
preposterous and itâ€™s difficult to decipher his motives for acting
so weird. He claims to be from 2018.
love bloom under such circumstances? Will Richard be trapped
thirty-eight-years in the past?
is from a thousand years in the future; heâ€™s trying to stop Burton
from time jumping because it can cause changes that could have
serious repercussions. Burton has arranged for Taft and Richard to
save John Lennon, but will it all go terribly wrong?
J. Gallant is the best selling author of several books, including
Knights of the Dragon (of Knights and Wizards series) and Dracula
Hearts series, the first book in the series is Dracula: Hearts of
Olivia Brown Mysteries is also gaining in popularity. (Anita’s
vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in
Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her
soul remains at the scene trying hard to process what happened. There
are other ghosts that don’t seem to be much help. And, of
course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with
is she supposed to do now?)
author has two cats that make him rise at 5 each morning to keep him
on his toes.
In death she found life.Florence Sterling should be perfectly happy. Sheâ€™s been given a second chance at life with her beloved husband. But all is not well. She yearns for more children, even though Alex is reluctant. Memories of the day she and her baby were murdered still haunt her. And she canâ€™t shake the feeling she will be separated from Alex again.
As if in confirmation of her premonition, Alex is called on a dangerous mission to enlist Americaâ€™s aid in WWII. Trying to distract herself, Florence investigates what really happened when her son died. As she searches, she becomes convinced her son is alive, although witnesses say otherwise. And with each clue she discovers, she unwittingly draws closer to her old enemyâ€”the deranged woman who will stop at nothing to destroy her.
When Alex goes missing in action, Florence must reach deeply into her faith as she faces her greatest fears. If Alex is lost to the war, will she allow herself to love another man and fulfill her desire to have a family? Or will she remain alone the rest of her life?
Book one in this series WON theÂ bronze medal with theÂ Readers’ Favorite International competition
in the historical-mystery category!!!Â
Make sure you Check out both books in this series!
Marcia was born and raised in Argentina during the military regime which ended with the loss of many young lives in the invasion of the Falkland Islands. Amidst the devastating effects of military government and war, reading and writing became a passion which expanded and transported her imagination with the possibility of a brighter future.
At the age of eighteen, she moved to the United States, where she studied English and started her own family. She soon discovered that the love she has for her husband and children would naturally unfold towards her European roots, leading her to become a genealogist and family historian. A decade of searching, compiling, and learning the stories of thousands of people has instilled in her a profound gratitude for the strong ties that can be achieved in families through personal sacrifice.
So it is that through fiction, Shadows of Time duology (Awaken, Shadows of a Forgotten Past and Alive, Shadows of a Living Past) explores and exposes the characteristics of true love and loyalty in times of fear, war, and finally, death. But perhaps the most captivating element in the story is the battle within the souls of the main characters as they search to know who they really are and how they are connected.
Shaunna Gonzales currently resides with her family in the greater Seattle area. Married over thirty years, her role as wife and mother of four continue to be her priorities.Â
A storyteller in her youth, she endevored to extend her love of stories to the written word and in 2005 began to write her first novel. Though that manuscript will remain buried, she has continued to learn.
Once told by her doctors that she would never leave her wheelchair — due to her Multiple sclerosis. It has been tucked in a closet while she continues on. (In other words muddles on.)
Shaunna has worked as a professional reviewer for InD’Tales eMagazine for three years. In 2012 she also served as the vice president of Moonwriters, the on-line chapter of American Night Writers Association (ANWA She prefers to write romantic fiction and has ventured into the romantic suspense, and time-travel genres. Her debut novel, Dark Day s of Promise was released by Desert Breeze Publishing in 2012 re-released 2015.Â
Although she prefers to spend her days writing, she is willing to share what she has learned from the school of life and is often found “giving back.”Â
The only answer to this dilemma and any future ones would be shooting her dad. Evie couldnâ€™t do it any more than she could run from the life around her. Dad had his own ideas of how to manipulate her life and heâ€™d been semi-successful doing it for twenty-three years. In all honesty his manipulating help had proved welcome since high school but not this evening, aside from his invitation to dinner. When the doorbell rang, Dad continued his phone conversation and Mom had her hands full with preparing food, leaving her to play the part of hostess, or at the very least,Â door-woman.
Evie sighed in resignation and answered the door. Her heart jumped to her throat before plummeting at death-defying speed to the pit of her stomach. Justin Lyman, more alluring than he had been in high school, stood on the other side of the screen door. Frozen legs preempted her thought for flight, possibly compounded by the knowledge of him being the fastest runner in town, especially when dodging a linebacker intent on bringing him to the ground. Yes, shooting Dad seemed the easier choice.
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.
â€˜Touch me, Roosa. You will see Iâ€™m real
Touch him? Is he as crazy as I am? Okay,
so Iâ€™m going to touch him, just for my own peace of mind.
I reach out my hand, fingers extended,
trying to reach him but not move from the wall. A crooked smile appears
face. He takes a couple of steps forward, reaches out and touches me.
Lightning heat shoots out from him, racesÂ up my arm, switches direction and dives into my stomach. I snatch my hand
and grab my belly with both hands. The burning sensation knocks my knees out
from under me. I slump to the floor, still leaning on the wall. The room spins,
and my head swims. Tears mixed with stars blur my vision so there is no focusing.
Not enough air in here; my chest tightens as if the lungs inside are ready to
is a Scottish Laird who lives in a world of Druid magic and ancient
customs, hand fasted to the sister of his rival clan, MacDougall.
Alasdair thought he was doing the right thing trying to bring peace
to the region. But he is murdered on the eve of his wedding. Not
willing to accept his death, his mother, a Druid priestess, performs
a geas to keep him alive. But something went awry because, as the
last word of the geas was spoken, Alasdair is trapped in time where
he wanders the earth for centuries. The only one who can bring him
back home is his betrothed. He has given up on ever finding her until
she walks into his office in twentieth century Manhattan.
WOMAN TOO STRONG WILLED TO TAME
Coira Ainsley is a happy-go-lucky
young woman living in twenty-first century Manhattan. Her job as a
travel agent takes her all over. She loves the work she does and is
excellent at it. That is until she follows her client into his office
and finds herself in the fourteenth century at Inveraray Keep in the
Highlands of Scotland. At first, Coira thinks a prank is being played
on her until she sees the giant, wearing nothing but a kilt and a
studded leather strap across his massive chest approach her. Not one
given to swooning, Coira finds herself welcoming the darkness that
come over her as she loses consciousness, without learning that the
naked giant is her betrothed from another timeâ€¦ another place. Will
she give in and accept what has been pre-destined or will she fight
to get back to the life she knows and loves?
alongside his two brothers, Garvin Campbell of Clan Campbell is
content to remain in the shadows. After all, heâ€™s lived most of his
adult life as a Knight Templar, and that requires him being in the
shadows, not seen or heard. â€œNon nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed
Nomini tuo da gloriam; (Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto
thy Name, give glory).â€ That was the rule of the Templars until
they were forced to disband at the request of King Philip IV “the
Fair” of France.
of the Order’s members in France were arrested and tortured. However,
Scotland did not get involved in the arrests and prosecution of the
Knights. There was no recognized king of the Scots, and with the
Bruce having already been excommunicated, the Roman church had little
say in Scottish politics, so Garvin returned to his clan to use his
skills in the fight against the English for Scottish
been told all her life to avoid the Campbells, the last thing Lady
Helen is thinking about is falling in love with a Campbell, and a
Knight Templar at that. She is aware the Templar Knight has taken a
vow of abstinence, so when Garvin Campbell comes to her clan to
deliver the decree from Robert the Bruce, Helen is unprepared for the
connection she immediately feels for the knight. She dismisses it as
butterflies at meeting a knight, but fate has other plans for her and
Garvin, as he becomes her reason for living and he forgoes his
training of remaining in the shadows as he surrenders to love.
(Tris) Campbell accepts the fact that his brother came back to them
from the land of the fae. He accepts that life in the Highlands with
his clan is fraught with strife and dangerâ€¦ that they will be
forever warring with opposing clans for Scottish independence. What
he doesnâ€™t expect is that, like his brother Alasdair, he, too, will
travel through time to find his one true love, Lady Brianne
Brianne Oâ€™Connor has vowed never to take a husband, and as she is
her fatherâ€™s only child and heir, he does not dissuade her but
allows her to live as she pleases. After her new husband is murdered,
or so she thinks, she takes to unexplainable weeping, spending all
her days and nights in her bedchamber at Kilchurn Castle mourning
him. That is the only place in which she feels safeâ€¦ the only room
where she can be with the love of her life. She is torn with grief by
his untimely death.
comes upon a woman in a vision, and now he must find a way to connect
with herâ€¦ a woman he is convinced he knows but, for the life of
him, canâ€™t recall from where. Bent on finding the woman who stirs
his senses like no other, Tris will not rest until he can feel her in
his arms againâ€¦.
he succeed? Will Lady Brianneâ€™s mourning finally be over?
Ephraime writes steamy high heat romances, packed with emotions and
strong alpha characters and always a wonderful, happy ever after. She
has won several awards for her writing, and had even seconded in
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, with her White Magic Woman. When
not writing romance novels, Ju could be found writing childrenâ€™s
books, which includes her, Too-Clever series, a collection of ten
children stories. Ju writes her children’s stories under, Dr. Julia
E. Antoine. These days she stays busy helping in the community and
donating her services to a not-for-profit organization, which she
helped establish. Presently, she resides in CT where she has lived
with her family for the past thirty years. She still misses her time
on the sunny Caribbean islands, but takes pleasure in using them as
backdrops to some of her stories.
through time is not for everyone, and it’s definitely not Susan and
Freddy’s idea of a fun ride. Their adventurous granddaughter Sylvia,
though, would be happy just to do something new for a change already,
back in time to medieval London with the Willifred family on a
heart-warming adventure of history, excitement, humor, and love. Meet
the real heroes of the medieval era, some who you may not have heard
about, and some you might know well! Watch history come to life in
this action-packed saga.
Sylvia discovers, medieval London may not be as glamorous as it
appears in the movies, and there may even be someone up to no good
behind the scenes. No one ever said old age is easy, and no one ever
said being a teen is easy. Join Freddy, Susan, and Sylvia on a
jam-packed ride of a lifetime, for they might find more than they are
expecting in their typical weekday routine this timeâ€¦
Sara Campbell was born in Florida and raised in New Hampshire and
Idaho. She loves Disney, teaching, reading, writing, and animals. She
has been married to the love of her life for seven years. Jessica has
been writing since birth, even if it was only scribbles. Jessica has
played both the violin and the piano and speaks French. Jessica has
written articles for several Newspapers in Idaho, but her favorite
writing took place in high school and college where true literary
nerds can let their creativity flow. She loves fishing, horseback
riding, and hiking just as much as swimming at the beach. This is
Jessicaâ€™s first book, and it is a dream come true.
I was born in California. If Iâ€™d been born in the 90â€™s I would have been called a Valley Girl because my hometown was in one of the largest agricultural areas in the state, Modesto. Fortunately, I wasnâ€™t born in the 90â€™s (or unfortunately because then Iâ€™d be much younger). I lived in a lot of other places, and then returned to my home state where I still live. When we came back to the states, we had the choice between living near the Pacific or living in the mountains with the trees. We chose the trees and drive to the beach.
Give me a brief Bio of you.
I write in two categories of fiction. I write contemporary/realistic young adult-crossover stories (Â Double Negative, Sudden Secrets, Princess of Las Pulgas and Sliding on the Edge). MyÂ middle grade fiction include adventure/fantasies Alligators Overhead, Great Time Lock Disaster, Some Very Messy Medieval Magic (Spring 2018) and Sign of the Green Dragon. I have a lot of magazine articles and stories out and about, and I have several short stories in anthologies. Short stories are a great break from writing novels, so thatâ€™s why I jump in to write them once in a while.
When Iâ€™m not forcing a story into submission, Iâ€™m traveling. Give me a ticket and Iâ€™m offâ€¦anywhere. It doesnâ€™t matter. However, no matter how much Iâ€™m excited to see other places, my heartâ€™s here in the USA. With all its faults and chaos, Iâ€™ve always called this place home. My background is in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, so I suppose thatâ€™s one of the reasons for my love of seeing other parts of the world. That and I have a lot of family and friends in different places.
My family says Iâ€™m an exercise nut, and theyâ€™re probably right. Writing takes a lot of sedentary time, so I make sure to off-set that with hiking and yoga â€¦ a lot. Also I love to cook and to eat, so the only way i can do that and fit in my clothes is to move this body around with some vigor.
What is the name of your book?
Well, I have 7 books in print ( I mentioned them above), so Iâ€™m not sure which one to choose. That would be kind of like giving preferential treatment to one of my kids. However, I do have a new one coming out May 15 called Some Very Messy Medieval Magic (a middle grade fantasy published by Dancing Lemur Press), so I can tell you a bit about that one without showing favoritism. The other book (anÂ anthology) that I have work in is Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime. My story is Heartless and itâ€™s a bit a departure for me since itâ€™s an adult crime piece set in Chicago in the 19th century. Actually, I set it during the great Chicago fire.
What genre is it?
Some Very Messy Medieval Magic is one of my middle grade fantasy/adventure stories, and Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is an anthology of mystery and crime.
Give us a short synopsis or snippet of your book.
Peteâ€™s stuck in medieval England!
Pete and his friend Weasel thought theyâ€™d closed the Time Lock on their last time travel expedition. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless heâ€™s found.
Thereâ€™s only one solution – fledgling wizard Pete must take the pages place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Peterâ€™s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.
But what if the page remains lost – will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the earlâ€™s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes heâ€™s in over his young wizard head yet again.
In the short story for Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, I dabbled in a bit of horror, setting my story, Heartless, in the strict Victorian period where even the word, leg, was considered improper in polite conversation. I also chose to set the story to coincide with the Great Chicago fire, so thereâ€™s an element of a race against time and the flames that consumed so much of that city back in 1871.
Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
#1 I like to hike. I take one whenever I canâ€™t put words down that make sense or when someone tells me to.
#2 I iron my sheets. My mother once told me, I had a Princess and The Pea, attitude about my bed. I do. Smooth, white linen sheets make going to bed a treatâ€¦those and a book that I canâ€™t wait to return to.
#3 Pickles are my go-to snack when Iâ€™m upset. Chocolate doesnâ€™t do the trick. I save chocolate for when Iâ€™m happy.
How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
Iâ€™m not sure. Really. But I can tell you how long Iâ€™ve been writing fiction for publication. I sold my first book in 2009, so I must have started doing that in 2007 or 8. At least I had the idea for the book about that time, then the nerve to actually tell the story must have come right on the heels of inspiration. Using my trusty calculator (fingers and one toe) that makes it about eleven years. Iâ€™m still not sure itâ€™s what I want to do. I just know writing fiction is something that I want to get better at doing before moving on to my next great adventure.
What else might pique the readerâ€™s interest in your book?
Readers might like to see the trailer. Itâ€™s fun. I love those mini-movies. They make me crave popcorn. Hereâ€™s the link/embed code to the trailer for the adventures of Pete and Weasel.https://youtu.be/h59dYGrVQvs/Â <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/h59dYGrVQvs” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>
And if they like knights and medieval castles with moats and magic, the story has all of that. Â Iâ€™ll be posting some great pictures of castles I visited last fall where the story took place. I even got to see King Ricard II’s private quarters, his personal toilet (a noble privilege) and some motes that I describe in the story. Iâ€™d only looked up all of that during the writing, but seeing them first-hand was great fun and I knew Iâ€™d written the descriptions accurately.
In Tick Tock: A Stick in Crime, the readers are going to find eleven very different, but riveting tales about crimes and mysteries and really dark hearts. Where can we find your book?Â
Tara Tyler, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
Born: Plymouth, MA; Now: Cincinnati, OH
What makes you passionate about writing?
I want to encourage kids to read and get the message to them that they can succeed as long as they don’t give up
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
about a month
Who or What inspired you to write this book?â€¨
The IWSG anthology contest with the theme: Time
What is the title of your book?
Could you give us a back cover blurb?
Twelve-year-old Casey has no time for her quirky family. Mr. Zander has been searching for the perfect specimen to save his. When Casey walks into Mr. Zander’s clock repair shop, he sees her as a prime contender and coerces her to help him. Hopefully, the machine will work this time.
What genre does your book fall under?â€¨
Sci Fi Thriller
Do you have a favorite character, why?
I like Mr. Zander â€“ he’s dementedly dedicated â€“ he spent his whole life building a time machine to go back and start over
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
I’d say the message is to deal with what happens in your life and make the most of it
What else might pique the readerâ€™s interest in your book?
The prospect of time travel has consequences â€“ and the relationship between the girl and her captor