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When it comes down to it, what do you do – protect your family or follow your heart? 

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

 

Expendables
The Wall Series Book 1
by Alison Ingleby
Genre: YA Dystopian
One girl. A corrupt government. A secret that could shatter a country.
????? “I haven’t been this hooked on a dystopian series since The Hunger Games and Divergent.”
What would you sacrifice to discover the truth?
For twelve years, Aleesha has survived as an illegal citizen in poverty-stricken Area Four. She lives by one rule – trust no one.
When her illegal status is discovered, Aleesha is forced to join a mysterious organisation intent on taking down the corrupt government. Then she’s introduced to Trey, an Insider who’s been brought up with everything she longs for: wealth, privilege, education.
An Insider who, like her, is being hunted by the government’s sinister militia.
Aleesha wants to hate him. But Trey may be the only person who can help her find her father – the man who could be her ticket out of poverty. If she can learn to trust him.
But discovering the truth comes at a terrible price. And too late, Aleesha and Trey realize that they’re just pawns in a much bigger game…
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Alison Ingleby, The Wall Series is an emotional rollercoaster packed with heart-pounding adventure, vivid characters and slow-burn romance. Perfect for fans of Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth and Marie Lu.
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Infiltrators
The Wall Series Book 2
They thought the truth would bring people together. Instead, they started a war.
When Aleesha and Trey hand over the secret files they found in the basement of the government headquarters to the media, they hope it will bring Insiders and Outsiders together. United, they would have the power to rebel against the oppressive government.
They’re wrong.
While the Insiders turn their backs, protected by the Wall that divides the city, Outsiders rebel in the only way they know how: riots, death and destruction.
As London erupts in violence, taking down the government’s sinister militia seems to be the only viable course of action. But what Aleesha finds inside the Metz compound will change her life – and her relationship with Trey – forever.
Join Aleesha and Trey as they fight for truth, justice and freedom in dystopian London. With fast-paced action, romance, danger, intrigue and one kick-ass heroine, you won’t want to put it down!
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Defenders 
The Wall Series Book 3
The battle for control of Area Four is over. Or is it?
Aleesha is determined to give the captured Metz officers a chance to change. But as tensions rise between Outsider gangs and the newly freed officers, events take a devastating turn and Aleesha is forced to confront her darkest fears.
Still reeling from the battle of Rose Square, Trey has his own decision to make. Does he remain Outside or listen to his mother’s pleas and return to his family’s aid?
Forced to decide between family and friends, duty and their hearts, Aleesha and Trey must decide which path to choose and if that path involves each other.
The explosive third book in The Wall Series features complex plot twists, heart-stopping fight scenes, romance and betrayal, plus all the characters you’ve come to love. Will they all survive? One-click to find out.
????? “I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next one!”
????? “This series just gets better and better.”
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Liberators
The Wall Series Book 4
When it comes down to it, what do you do – protect your family or follow your heart?
Captured by the government, Aleesha is slated for execution. Only her father can save her, but doing so will put the Chain’s plans in jeopardy. Is it worth risking the future of a country to save the life of one girl?
As Trey investigates the mysterious additive in the Outsiders’ food supply, his sinister boss closes in. Acting on his suspicions could risk his incarceration and his family’s safety. But can he turn a blind eye to the truth?
As the balance of power shifts and alliances are made and broken, Aleesha and Trey must decide who to trust.
Because trust risks betrayal.
And betrayal means death.
Get your copy of the nail-biting conclusion to The Wall Series today and find out how the story ends.
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Alison Ingleby is a USA Today bestselling author of sci-fi and fantasy fiction. She loves writing cross-genre books featuring complex characters, twisting plots and fast-paced action with a dash of romance.
When not writing, Alison enjoys reading, drinking tea and spending time outdoors. She lives in Yorkshire, England, but her heart loiters by the sea in north-west Scotland.
You can find out more about Alison, sign up to her Readers’ Club and get a free story by visiting her website: https://alisoningleby.com/
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Jude is driven out of her job and home she is forced to discover whether she is being haunted, stalked by a pupil, or she is losing her mind

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Running
From Dust
by
Jess Whitby
Genre:
Psychological Paranormal Thriller
 
“I
could not put this book down.” 5 Stars – Goodreads Reviewer

 

 

 

“An
attention grabbing psychological thriller.” 5 Stars – Goodreads
Reviewer
 

 

Jude
Craig is a level-headed teacher in a Yorkshire secondary school.
Within a matter of days her professional and personal life is
shattered by a series of strange events in her house. What starts
with the sound of papers fluttering to the floor quickly escalates to
her discovering that someone has been in the house whilst she is
sleeping.
When Jude is driven out of her job and home she is
forced to discover whether she is being haunted, stalked by a pupil,
or the terrifying possibility that she is losing her mind.

 

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Jess
Whitby lives in Yorkshire, England. She studied Communication Studies
at University and then went on to train and work as a Youth Worker.
She now works as a Therapist in Yorkshire. When she isn’t working she
is busy either writing her next novel or eating her favourite food :
chips and gravy!
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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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Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?

Friday, July 13th, 2018

 

 

Lauren H Salisbury was an English teacher for sixteen years with an MA in Education. She is now a writer who dabbles with tutoring and lives with her husband and a room full of books in Yorkshire, England. 
 
She likes to spend winters abroad, following the sunshine and becoming the seasonal envy of her friends. When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with family, reading, walking, crafting, or cooking. Courage is her debut novel.

 

 
Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?
Gilla and Elias have the perfect life—or as perfect as life can be for slaves living deep in the Esarelian Empire. Elias wants freedom for his precious wife and daughter, and the rest of their people, and he is willing to fight to get it. Pregnant with her second child, Gilla only wants a happy, healthy family who share a strong faith in the God of Old Earth and to get through her workload each day. 

When the Esarelians decide to teach their rebellious slaves a lesson they will never forget, Gilla’s entire life is turned upside down. She must trust that God has a plan to protect her new-born son, and have the courage to follow it, choosing the strangest of allies in an effort to ensure his survival.

Courage is a science fiction retelling of the Biblical story of Moses’s birth. It has strong, quirky characters, strange alien worlds, and a gripping plot with a twist on the original.

 

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Snippets:
Fear consumed her, tearing her heart from her chest with its force, but she looked at her son and forged on. Breathing heavily through the terror, she kept putting one foot in front of the other for his sake.
(Gilla during the culling)
Years of intense heavy labour and his need to protect his family fuelled his rage and tightened his aim. It would have worked if he’d been fighting humans.
(Elias during the Selection)

This time he was unable to stop his finger from slowly rubbing the thin line that ran across the side of his neck. He would keep the scar until the last human had suffered beyond endurance and been exterminated.

 

(Nishaf, one of the Ra’hon’s advisors)

 

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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray was born in London, and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at University. 

 

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Following Edward Rochester’s death, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.
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