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Review Given To BMGN by Author Mark L. Redmond.

I can’t imagine a more thorough, professional marketing service than what I’ve found with Book Marketing Global Network. As both a self-published and a traditionally published author, I want to share my books with the world; and BMGN enables me to reach my goal. They consistently deliver excellence in all they do for me. I’m not even looking for anyone else. Thank you, BMGN!

Mark L. Redmond
April, 2024
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Linda Maria Frank.

Hello, as you know I talk to a lot of authors on my interview show, The Writer’s Dream. One of the subjects that is most challenging is how to market our marvelous books.

I’ve sold 5,000 plus books as of this date. It’s been a lot of work marketing them, since I discovered Book Market Global Network, exposure and sales have picked up. It’s a great and easy way to get your books on social media and a true value. Try it!

Book Marketing Global Network has given me many options for marketing. I have included my Author’s Page link below.

Social media is the thing that is most time consuming and least attractive to me, but I think I have found the solution through Book Marketing Global Network.

Take a look at the options they provide, and I hope this tidbit finds you in good health.
https://bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/contact-join/

Linda Maria Frank
January, 2024
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Jay Dubya (John Wiessner).

My recently developed author’s page at Book Marketing Global Network has been quite professionally and creatively prepared, and I’m sure that it will be visited by book lovers many times in the future as your various websites grow from small acorns into mighty oaks.
I’m delighted to get-in on the ground floor before your myriad website-publicity elevators zoom upward. Thank you very much for putting together a most admirable and attractive Jay Dubya author webpage.

New Comment Added: 04/13/2024. The whole array of author information that you’ve organized and assembled looks especially powerful, and I’m sure that your dedicated effort on my behalf will ultimately achieve numerous Internet hits from prospective readers.

Thanks so much. I’m confident that your comprehensive promotional effort will certainly bring more reader interest in, and more public recognition of, my eight genre literary works.

An admirable job well done.

Best,
Author Jay Dubya (John Wiessner)

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Review Given To BMGN by Author Anastasia Marie Cassella.

BMGN has professionally splashed my information every where. I couldn’t ask for a better campaign. Professional, high-quality book marketing is what you want and BMGN can get you there.

Anastasia Marie Cassella
April, 2024
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Gail Meath.

In today’s world, it is imperative for an author to maintain a huge social media presence if they hope to achieve success.  Quite often, marketing our books now takes more time and energy than writing them, and many of us either can’t find all the necessary time or have enough social media experience.

I realized that I needed help marketing my books, and I finally contacted Book Marketing Global Network.  Immediately, they set up the most amazing and professional author page for me and began my campaign.   Already, they have done more for me than I could ever do myself, and I am so very thankful to have found them.  I highly recommend every author contact Book Marketing Global Network and relax in the peace of mind knowing you’re not alone in finding an audience for your books.

Gail Meath: Author Of The ‘Jax Diamond Mystery Series’.
January 2024
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Mary Deal.

When I went searching for promotional venues for my books and found Book Marketing Global Network, I was amazed at the amount of promotion possible through this site. I have signed up all of my 10 books. Any future books will be listed here as well. The service is incredibly fast, my books listed within hours with all pertinent information to entice a reader looking for books to buy. The beauty of this is that I didn’t have to search through all my sites to find information needed here. It’s all done for the author. If we have public information on various sites, this site will find it and cull only the best to list with your books.
The promotional capabilities of this site far outshine any other single site I’ve investigated. Not only are our books listed with links but there are opportunities for reviews, contests, and discounts for listing multiple books. They offer promotional campaigns, and editorial reviews, for both published books and unpublished manuscripts. Authors who have side-line businesses besides writing get that website listed as well. Numerous promotional possibilities, all on the same site. Too, all books are listed in the Global Library which means people around the world have the potential of finding them. And we also have an Author page, mine, which needs updating, but I’ve only gotten started here. I am well-pleased with the service of this great site, am eager to participate, and to also meet other writers and find appealing books in the genres I read.
Anyone who seeks promotional capabilities from a website should definitely look into this one. I have never found a complete service like this in the past. I can’t say enough about Book Marketing Global Network, and all the services they offer to writers.

Mary Deal
February, 2024
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Cynthia Woolf.

I love the services provided by Book Marketing Global Network.
Their promotions are not only beautiful, they are effective as I always sell more books when they are promoting me.
I will continue to use Book Marketing Global Network services and am pleased to leave this review.

Cynthia Woolf
Historical Western Romance Author

March, 2024
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Ronald E. Yates.

Book Marketing Global Network works tirelessly on behalf of their author clients to present their work professionally and honestly to the public.
What more can an author ask of a company that provides valuable promotional/marketing services for his or her books?
To top it all off, they are a joy to work with. I will be back with my next book!

Ronald Yates
March, 2024
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Clayton Graham.

Many thanks for all your efforts on setting up promotion for my books.
Thank you, for your great reviews and wonderful promotion of all my books, in particular the recent time and energy devoted to my new arrival ‘Amidst Alien Stars’.
Your dedication is unprecedented and is a glowing beacon in the book marketing field.
Your devotion to the cause of book promotion is much appreciated and recommended to all authors.

Best Wishes
Graham C

Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Kathryn Lane.

Terrific. Professional, well presented, excellent graphics.
Thank you,
Kathryn Lane
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Joy M. Lilley.

I am glad to have found this amazing website to help with the promotion of my books.
They go to great lengths to ensure that everything is correctly in place to give readers the best reading experience they can have.
I will definitely be using these services in the future. I am expecting my latest novel to be published in the Autumn, this new book will be seen within all the Book Marketing Global Network “Promotional Avenues”.

Thank you for an easy, seamless journey.
Best Wishes,
Joy M. Lilley
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Steve Shear.

To all of you published and unpublished writers who have finished your “great American novel” and are struggling to get noticed, please stay with it.
This part of the process is just as difficult, if not more so, than creating your theme, plot and characters. One suggestion at the outset, check out Book Marketing Global Network. I discovered them early on and their company is one of the first “go to” services I “go to” once my manuscript is finished.
Yes, do yourself a favor and check out their services including their book reviews which are some of the most thorough I’ve run across.  They provide a one-on-one person, who will do a super job promoting “your baby” as if it were their own.

I highly recommend them.
Steve Shear
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer.

Since authors need all the help they can get; I decided long ago, to go with Book Marketing Global Network. As the title says: “Global”. I am never disappointed with them. They do a marvelous job. They promote my books, allowing them to be seen, by readers all over the globe. I am impressed with their work and how they did my Author’s Page. I am retired, but I think I will continue with them.
I have over 9000 views to my Author’s Page. I am so happy to see that.

Thank you,
Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer, Children’s Author
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Janice Spina.

I have been promoting my books with Book Marketing Global Network for several years now. BMGN is a great place to promote your books. The team is efficient, accommodating, thorough and prompt. They work tirelessly to ensure that they have everything needed to provide excellent service for me and other authors in promoting our books.
I highly recommend BMGN to anyone who wants to get their books noticed by readers.
Thank you so much, for all that you do to keep my books prevalent.

Janice Spina
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Sandra Sperling.

WOW!
I’m amazed with all you have done and I just know it will help my sales a great deal. Already I have people contacting me on Facebook about Elisabet’s Will.
Contacting you is the best thing I’ve done for my campaign and I appreciate the hours you spent doing it.
Thank you sooooo much.

Sandra
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne.

Every author needs excellent marketing in order to succeed. The website ‘Author’s Page’ for my books has attracted over 8,400 visitors to date. It looks incredible and is filled with engaging photos and information of interest to others who want seeking more details on my accomplishments as an author.
Authors of any genre will find the services of ‘Book Marketing Global Network’ to be invaluable. You will be pleased the prompt service offered and I believe you will love the appearance of your ‘Author’s Page.’
I am proud to give my highest recommendation to ‘Book Marketing Global Network’, with professional staff that work diligently to assure that each client receives the best possible marketing for their work.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Children’s Author
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Nick Iuppa.

FIVE STARS: Book Marketing Global Network provides powerful marketing services for authors. These include expert reviews, promo images, promotional PDF, and messages that are well-positioned in the important social media avenues.
Their marketing material ties in well with other promotions I’m running. The creative and technical staff are responsive, understanding, reasonable, and easy to work with.
I use their services whenever I have a new book coming out or need some additional support for one of my existing titles.

Nick Iuppa
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Robert J. Saniscalchi.

Book Marketing Global Network has been a long-time asset in my list of vital tools needed to stay in the game of the highly competitive world of books.

The author brings in the quality of work, a great story that in turn reflects in positive reviews and feedback, this information is seamlessly transferred to your Author’s Page and Book Page(s).

Need a review or have a cover change, no problem, Book Marketing Global Network is always there doing what they do so well.

Highly recommended!
Robert J. Saniscalchi
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author J. A. Hunsinger.

As an author, regardless of genre, your mission, after you complete the manuscript is to call attention to what you consider to be a masterpiece of literary content. After going through all the machinations of publication, it is a real hoot to hold your creation in hand as a bound book.

So, what’s next? Why, sales of course! The challenge now is to call attention to your book, to get your work exposed in a field of millions of old and new publications every year. Book Marketing Global Network (BMGN) can do that for you.

For the purpose of advertising and public exposure to my novels I have been a member of BMGN for many years, back to when it began for me as Cold Coffee. The why of that decision is easy; membership is a good deal. Considering what you get for the annual membership fee, and fees associated with their many services, it is a great deal. Like many of you, Indy authors all, I cannot afford the exorbitant cost of the advertising industry, so I turned to BMGN for help. The staff have worked their hearts out for me and my Axe of Iron trilogy. I believe that most of my sales are the result of that effort.

I encourage those of you who need help in marketing to check out the many links and promos that will feature your work when you become a member of BMGN.

Just to name a few: self-help articles by other authors; Editorial Reviews for both published, and unpublished manuscripts; links to professional editors; use your BMGN author page as a website; and on and on.

I recommend ‘Book Marketing Global Network’ and now their new associate, ‘Book Reviews Central’ without reservation.

Sincerely,
J. A. Hunsinger
Author – Axe of Iron Trilogy
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Lesley Lodge.

I am SO impressed with the promotional work by Book Marketing Global Network.
They first read and comprehensively reviewed my book Wayland’s Revenge. Then posted a whole host of material on to so many promotional sites.
The whole process is completely transparent – even to the extent of hits counters on each promotional page so that you can see the number of visitors.
The individual webpages all look very clear, uncluttered and professional. Moreover, the promotional campaigns continue after the initial work has been done – all included in the price.
I highly recommend this fantastic service, especially – but not only – for new and newish writers.
Many thanks again and best wishes,

Lesley Lodge
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author David Harvey.

Oh my goodness!!!!
So awesome …
Book Marketing Global Network is an absolute star.
I cannot thank them enough, they will promote the heck out of you!!

Regards,
Dave Harvey
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Linda J. Burson.

I can’t say enough about Book Marketing Global Network.
With so many books being published every year, it’s incredibly difficult to not only get the word out about your book, but to have an organization like Book Marketing Global Network letting the public know about your book is an invaluable service.
Whether it results in book sales or simply getting your name out there, it’s well worth signing up.

Linda Burson
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Charles Salzberg.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Book Marketing Global Network for over a year now and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Book Marketing Global Network is always ready to help an author promote his or her books.
It’s been a pleasure working with you.

Charles Salzberg
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Review Given To BMGN by Author Stacy Manning Casaluci.

Book Marketing Global Network did an amazing job promoting my book!
In the review, I felt they captured the essence of my children’s book. You can tell they are committed to doing their best for all of the authors they provides services for, and is very thorough with the information for your book on the various social media sites.
Strongly recommend their book marketing services! I will definitely be utilizing their services in the future!
Thank you very much!

Stacy Manning Casaluci
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Review Given To BMGN by Author John F. Dobbyn.

For a very modest price (single book listing with promotion).
I have been amazed at the comprehensive and professional promotion, in a wide diversity of venues, provided by Book Marketing Global Network.
I thoroughly appreciate their artistry in a growing promotional enterprise.

John F. Dobbyn
Author of the award-winning Michael Knight/Lex Devlin legal thriller series.
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Review Given To BMGN by Author Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book Marketing Global Network,
Thank you for everything. Had a great sales day when the review came out, so there was definitely an impact.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Sincerely,
Charles E. Yallowitz
Author’s Page Here At Book Marketing Global Network

Experience Year-Round Book Sales In Your Own Community

SPRING, SUMMER, Fall AND WINTER BOOK SALES!

Make A Plan:

  • Make sure your Author’s Page at Book Marketing Global Network is up-to-date.
  • Make sure all your books are in our Genre Directories.
  • Submit your book manuscript to our Book Review Program for consideration.

Things You Can Do:

  • Set up a Book Signing Table in your neighbor/community yard sale.
  • Look through your local newspaper, do your research for large yard sales, and ask permission to set up a Book Signing Table at yards sales happening in your community.
  • Set up a Book Signing Table at your local flea markets, fresh air markets, etc.
  • Set up a Book Signing Table at your Church or Civic Center’s Craft Fairs.
  • Ask your local Mom and Pop book stores to allow you to set up a Book Signing Table.
  • Ask your local pool committee, to allow you to set up a Book Signing Table pool side.
  • Ask your local Mom and Pop Drug stores and food centers if you can set up a Book Signing Table.

Suggestions For A Successful Book Signing:

  • Buy boxes of your book(s), don’t run out.
  • Offer both Cash and Credit/Debit Card Purchases, if you can.
  • Have large posters/signs advertising your Book Signing event near and around your table.
  • Hand out free Book Marks, Refrigerator Magnet, or Flyer to all adults who stop by. Make sure to lists your books and purchase links on those items.
  • Hand out free balloons/whistles/bubbles or other gift to kids.
  • Offer free drinks and snacks at your table.
  • Have a Lap Top set up playing an advertisement about your book(s). You could even have a book reading playing on your lap top.
  • You can have music softly playing in the background. Research shows the slower and softer the music, the longer people shop.
  • Use blue in your color scheme. Research shows blue invites people to stay longer.

In The Winter Months: Don’t Forget All The Local Community (Church) Christmas and Craft Fairs.

Be Creative!

Keep A Positive Attitude!

Have Fun!

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We get a lot of emails from frustrated authors. Some of the complaints are about publishers who have died or closed their services. We also get complaints from authors who their publisher sold their company and the author is unhappy with the new publisher.

We hear nightmare stores about publishing contracts and the hassle and high cost of pulling out of a contract.

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Images: We highly recommend you purchase your photo/image with proof of license.

Photo/Image Warning: Always research and use royalty free images (save link to prove they are royalty free or purchase your photo with a license to use on book cover, in books, on websites/blog and in your promotions.

Save The Source Link from any online source where you purchase photos/images. Save the photos/images that your purchase and save all the license information (such as license number, etc.). You might have to prove your permission or license to use a photo/image. Better safe than sorry.

Google Images Link: Find some royalty free images. Also, find multiple sources where you purchase photos and gain a license to use them on book covers, promotion, websites, etc.
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Nick Korolev’s Writing And Art!

Award-Winning Author and Professional Artist!

ABOUT MY WORK:

I’m originally from New Jersey and was raised in a boating family and had all kinds of pets.  Both have greatly influenced my writing and art.

My first short story was published at the age of 14 in a national magazine “Popular Dogs”.  Since then, my work has branched out into writing stage and screenplays some of which have won awards: The Great Mudbug War, That’s the Spirit: A Haunting Comedy, Riders of the North Wind, and The Swamp Dragon. During the same time, I also wrote and had traditionally published novels that include historical fictions: Silver Eagles, a Civil War novel about Ames, Chamberlain and the 20th Maine, The Swamp Dragon, a Civil War fantasy novel, Dark Waters, a maritime novel about the Lusitania disaster, a maritime historical Storm Warning, about the chase, capture, and trial of the only slaver ever hung for piracy, a political comedy, Ghost of a Chance.  Most recent books include, The Cat Who Fell to Earth, a first contact science fiction, The 13th Child, a horror that is a different take on the Jersey Devil legend and Arizona Red Ghost, a Western novella based on a true story. All work is traditionally published by royalty publishers. All can be found on Barnes & Nobel, Amazon and from the publishers.  Some of my short stories have appeared in anthologies in print and online.

I have done professional artwork since the age of 18.  I work in the medias of oils, acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencil and graphite pencil.  Subject matter runs from wildlife paintings and pet portraits to illustration and cartoons.  I have won many awards and had work exhibited in galleries including the Smithsonian.  My last illustration work was children’s book illustrations for Gini Graham Scott of Changemakers.

Presently I live in Fisher, WV.    I teach in the local school district where students tell me I am their favorite teacher, and I am a naturalist in the summer at a state park. When teaching I can share my passions, especially if my students get their work done on time.  Every moment is shared by my two creative passions.  I maintain a Face Book page – Nick Korolev Author/Artist and I am on LinkedIn where interested people can keep track of my creative ventures.  I am available for freelance work and commissions in both venues.

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FREELANCE WRITING

Freelance creative writing from co-writing screenplays to ghostwriting books and everything in between.

PORTRAITS:  Portraits of pets and people on commission.

ILLUSTRATION: All your illustration needs for book covers or interiors in a variety of styles and media from fine art to cartoons.

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ART

Here you will find samples of artwork from fine art to illustrations and cartoons.  Most are on the home page, but this portfolio will be added over time, so expect a few surprises.

Pricing For Writing, Illustrations & Portraits

Ghost Writing of Novels and Non-Fiction

Depends on the project.  Standard industry pricing of $60 per hour for ghost writing of novels and non-fiction.  Negotiable.

OR

  • Flat prices for word count:
  • Novellas up to 20,000 words – $ 5,000
  • Novellas up to 40,000 words – $ 10,000
  • Novels and non-fiction up to 60,000 words –   $20,000
  • Novels and non-fiction over 100,000 words –   $40,000
  • Includes basic editing by a professional editor.
  • (1/2 fee paid upon signing work contract and the rest at completion)

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ILLUSTRATION: I use standard industry pricing.

Flat prices for commissioned work depend on size on page, style, detail, media, and quantity of illustrations.

  • Large $250 to $1500 when original art is larger than 9 X 12 in.
  • Small $50 to $500 illustrations ½ page or less or spot illustrations

Other pricing available depends on if I take a percentage of the royalties from an established author with good sales.  This will drop prices below industry standard pricing and is negotiable.

References are available.

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PORTRAITS: Dogs, Cats, Horses, Exotics and People too.

Pencil portraits come matted and ready for framing.

Graphite Pencil

  • 9 X 12 is $60
  • 11 X 14 is $75

Colored Pencil

  • 9 X 12 is $100
  • 11 X 14 is $150

Oil/Acrylic

  • 9 X 12 is $250
  • Full body pet portrait 16 X 20 is $500
  • 11 X 14 is $350
  • 18 X 24 is $800
  • 16 X 20 is $450
  • 24 X 30 is $1200

Extra Details:

  1. Prices for two animals in one portrait and other sizes on request.
  2. All work done from your favorite photos which are returned.  Mark the pose you wish.
  3. Christmas orders before Sept. 1 please.
  4. Allow 3 weeks for pencil and 8 weeks for Acrylic/Oil.
  5. 1/2 down and full payment before art shipped.
  6. Check or MO.  NO COD. NO RETURNS.
  7. FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.

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CONTACT US:

2000 Walnut Bottom Rd.
Fisher, WV 26818
fortseneca@hardynet.com

Fill Out Form Here:
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About Author Anastasia Cassella: Anastasia is a proud Maine Author. She has published ten, multi-genre works. She has been writing since she was sixteen, following in her dad’s footsteps. Writing dramas, using life experiences, comes easy.

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Ms. Calabrese gained valuable expertise in the field of recreational therapy working as a recreational therapist for 30+ years in hospitals, nonprofit agencies, public schools, and universities. In recent years, Diane worked in higher Education for FIU, and as a recreational therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from which she recently retired.

Ms. Calabrese continues to excel as an adjunct professor for Florida International University. She continues to teach numerous classes there–since 2014. She has certified two courses through Quality Matters- https://www.qualitymatters.org/reviews-certifications/course-design-reviews. (LEI3542: Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management, and LEI3723 Assistive Technology Lab course.) Diane has also taught LEI4705: Program Planning in Recreational Therapy, and currently teaches LEI4720/6726 Trends, Issues, and Managerial Aspects of Recreational Therapy as well as two holistic healing labs: LEI3723 Reiki Lab and LEI3723 Aromatherapy Lab.

Due to her considerable breadth of knowledge, she is also an author, having written–” Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit” and “Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life,” a self-help book that shares her experiences in professional life, providing insight into how holistic healing modalities can be integrated into therapy for people who struggle with pain and mental health disabilities. More can be found about her written works at https://www.dianecalabrese.com Diane’s areas of expertise including aromatherapy, meditation, reiki master, psychotherapy, spirit card reader, crystal healing, leisure counseling, spirituality.

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“Our Prime Purpose In Life Is To Help Others.
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Mind, Body, Spirit And Discovering The Purpose Of Life by Diane Kurtz Calabrese.

The purpose of this book is offering every one of you who reads it the opportunity of having a clearer perspective of life. God’s greatest gift.

Life really is a miracle in itself and it is so easy to take that for granted. You are not here by chance; I can assure you that. You are God’s miracle, not by luck or chance… but by purpose.

Each and every one of us are here for a divine reason. We are equally gifted by Jesus Christ our life force energy, by God. We are unique in our physical appearance as well as our spiritual essence. We have one soul that is on a journey to learn what it is like to live on the earth’s plane. And this is the earth school. We are here for a very short period of time. Don’t leave here not recognizing what it is you came here for.

From The Inside Flap-Introduction: Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. Dalai Lama.

The purpose of this book is offering every one of you who reads it the opportunity of having a clearer perspective of life…. God’s greatest gift… Life really is a miracle in itself and it is so easy to take that for granted.  You are not here by chance; I can assure you that.  You are God’s miracle, not by luck or chance… but by purpose.  

Each and every one of us are here for a divine reason.  We are equally gifted by Jesus Christ our life force energy, by God.  We are unique in our physical appearance as well as our spiritual essence.   We have one soul that is on a journey to learn what it is like to live on the earth’s plane, and this is the earth school.  We are here for a very short period of time.   Don’t leave here not recognizing what it is you came here for.

In this book I would like to mentor you on how to utilize holistic healing modalities in your life to help you cope, to help reduce anxiety and stress with life’s struggles.  We are not in this alone.  Whether you are rich or poor, have sickness or in good health, no matter what upbringing or childhood experiences you’ve endured…. You are not alone.  You have never been alone.   We have to remember we are all children of God.   We have unique personal experiences and encounters in life… but we all came from the same universal life force energy and that is God.

I have worked 35 years in the healthcare industry.  As a recreational therapist I worked with emotionally disturbed children in various non-for-profit agencies, I’ve worked with mentally ill adults, I’ve worked with the geriatric population, I’ve worked with the patient’s suffering from MS and multiple disabilities; I’ve worked with the developmentally disabled/Autistic populations; and lastly, I’ve worked in palliative care and with disabled Veterans.   Each experience and position I’ve held I’ve felt eternal gratitude to God for the ability to give back to him.  It is very rewarding work, and there is a sense of clear purpose going to work knowing what you do does make a difference in the lives of others.  The greatest gift for me is for a patient to let me know that what I’ve said or what activity I’ve implemented that day made a difference in their life or changed the way they’ve viewed something in a more positive light.  There are challenging days working in healthcare, some good, some bad.   As a recreational therapist you have to be cheerful and happy to elevate the spirits of others in your group and there are a variety of techniques and activities a recreational therapist will do to enhance the lives of their patients, to help them discover their interests and passions that stimulates their cognitive, physical, social and spiritual health.

In this book I will cover many holistic healing modalities that anyone can learn and benefit from.  The core purpose of holistic therapeutic interventions is to recognize what’s already within us, what’s in nature, and that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience to learn and grow and be one more like our maker “God”.

Many people have difficulty discussing topics related to God or the purpose of life because it reminds them of their mortality.  The truth of it is the more we do talk about our existence here, the more focused we will be on our purpose and the less we will be afraid of death.  I have found with people in general it is more of a belief system that was instilled in them as a child.   We are societies of culture, and cultures are diverse… so depending upon your original family’s thoughts on life and how to live will determine your comfort level on discussions of our life’s purpose.   Having no belief in God and raising children to believe it is survival of the fittest, as in the Darwinian theory of evolution will only lead to depression and anxiety from fear that there is nothing.   We are spirits of energy, we have souls, and we are capable of much more than we can even imagine.   Some people utilize their gift of intuition on a stronger level of vibration than others.  It is less about them being more gifted, and more about their trust and faith of God and their understanding that they are more capable and intelligent than they can imagine.   We are creatures of God.  We are supreme beings.  How we spend our time here on the earth and what we think of ourselves is up to us.   What you think you become.  There is a poem on that.

How Do you Think (author unknown):

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  • If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
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  • Is the one who thinks he can.

From The Back Cover: Diane was practicing as a recreational therapist for 30 years and has been certified by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation since 1992.  Diane holds a master’s degree of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management, and a bachelor’s degree of Science in Therapeutic Recreation. More recently Diane has continued her education getting certificates in various holistic healing modalities-that is her passion today.

Diane has worked in many diverse healthcare settings and was a pioneer in the establishment of a Saturday Youth Program for ED children at the Family Service League back in 1995; the program mentored children in the development of appropriate social skills offered to families of special needs.  Diane was also a pioneer in the establishment of the first afterschool program advocating for recreational therapy services as part of the student’s IEP through East End Disabilities, Inc.   Diane has been a seasoned adjunct professor for Florida International University since 2014.  Diane also has a diverse background in healthcare management.  Diane served on two boards at Stony Brook Medicine- the Healthier U Committee & Subcommittee and the Programming and Budgeting Committee- promoting healthcare initiatives for the hospital employees.  She has also served on Stony Brook Medicine’s- Mental Health Advisory Board.

Diane has written professional publications for Creative Forecasting and did a cable interview on the Public Access Channel with Dr.  Larry Weiss, Associate Director of The Family Service League called “The Center of the Issue”, regarding the establishment of their Saturday RECESS program for emotionally disturbed children.  Diane’s long dedication to the healthcare field led her to teaching higher education to foster that passion with students in the field of recreational therapy.

Review by Alexis Skriloff James, Freelance Writer, and Editor, DBS AIS Publications: “This is a concise but comprehensive book which equips the readers with the necessary tools to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health. Diane has carefully picked effective techniques that can easily be learned and practiced in day-to-day life.”Dr. Krishna N. Sharma/Professor, Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University Kampala in Uganda, Bestselling Author, Researcher, and World Record Holder.

Diane Calabrese is a talented writer who has spent a purposeful life caring for and healing others. This book is more than just a book- it encompasses the years and talent that Diane has brought to many people- similar to some of us- who have suffered injury and pain. The pain could be physical or mental, or emotional. The pain could also be spiritual. All of these aspects work together in a synergist manner. This book details the many different types of healing for our souls – physical, mental, and emotional, from basic physical therapy types of movements to Tai Chi, Pilates, and Yoga. Diane also embraces and shares the ancient beliefs and rituals of our Chakras, incorporating the uses of rocks and crystals, including the histories and meanings of these ancient practices. You can feel the love and compassion that Diane has for our peace of mind and total healing of ourselves and our souls through the presentation in this book. After reading this helpful book, I felt at ease and happy about life. There is hope through healing. I highly recommend the reading of this book. Happy healing.

Review by El-limitless Onlinebookclub.org: What a beautiful book! A great go-to for preventative health and healing, packed with a variety of therapeutic modalities, including energy work and sensory techniques, like aromatherapy. What’s interesting about this book is that the author incorporates both her stories of healing and her Christian faith, showing that alternative medicine and Christ-centered practice can work hand in hand. I loved hearing about the psychic/spiritual aspects of the author’s life as well as her dedication to her therapeutic practices–and the community at large. Her clients are lucky to have her, and readers of this book will find a wealth of resources to guide them. Jacqueline Henry Moloney is a writer and poet. She is certified in Kundalini Yoga and as a Reiki III practitioner.

“This book teaches how to take care of our lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It introduces different holistic treatments that help us prevent certain mistakes and illnesses. As humans, we are born with a particular purpose to fulfil, but the problem comes when we don’t discover our purpose, and we live according to others’ perspectives of us. The book is filled with guidelines that enable us to find the purpose for which we are created. It shows the difference in our individual physical well-being as well as our spiritual well-being. It also portrayed self-healing practices when broken. It is known that our actions result from our thoughts, and the book also helps direct our thoughts to become better humans.”

Review by Debra Spector, MS, RDN, CDN Author of- The Things I’ve Seen People Do With and Without Food. A Must Read! As an indie author myself, this book moved me in many, many ways… From the serene cover to the gentle pictures, this book truly is a find amongst the mind, body, and spirit books in this genre. As an eating disorder provider, I am well aware of the connection between all three! The chapter that truly resonated with me most, as a recovered codependent, is forgiveness and letting go. Easier said than done! This book is a must read for anyone struggling with anxiety and/or has a strong mind body connection and I highly recommend!

Review by Kelly Shewmaker: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. 100% Recommend!!! Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2022. Verified Purchase. Diane Calabrese has written a beautiful book explaining holistic healing modalities that may be used in a therapeutic setting or in your own healing and spiritual journey. I have been searching for something to help deepen my faith and serve others in new ways. These practices can be used with any religion or belief in a higher power. This book is very cohesive and easy to follow and implement. It will make an excellent personal or professional resource. This book will not leave my bedside!

Review by Lisa Mercredi: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. Editorial Review. Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2023.Diane Calabrese’s book “Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life” is a perceptive and thorough examination of the domains of mind, body, and spirit that will provide significant understanding for professionals looking to include holistic treatment into their recreational therapy practices. Calabrese’s work is an invaluable resource that explores the relationship between mental, physical, and spiritual health and fits in nicely with the recreational therapy tenets.

Calabrese skillfully negotiates the complex interplay between holistic health and the search for meaning in life. Her book offers recreational therapists a strong foundation and useful tools and procedures to support holistic healing approaches in therapeutic settings. The book’s strength is in how well it combines theoretical ideas with real-world applications, making it suitable for both inexperienced and seasoned practitioners.

The book also acts as a catalyst for realizing the complex interplay between the mind, body, and spirit in the context of holistic therapeutic interventions, highlighting the multidimensional character of people’s well-being. Throughout the story, Calabrese’s holistic viewpoint is evident, highlighting the interdependence of all aspects of human life and the need of a well-rounded strategy for fostering general wellbeing.

“Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life” is an excellent addition to recreational therapists’ toolkit. Its comprehensive approach and insights give a strong basis for practitioners who wish to include holistic treatments into their work, serving as a roadmap for assisting clients in discovering their life’s purpose and promoting holistic well-being. All things considered, Calabrese’s book proves to be an invaluable tool that enables therapists to develop a more thorough and effective therapeutic approach in their work.

Review by Anne: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. My Spiritual Journey through life. Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2023. Connecting with our spiritual selves is a journey, this book is a guide to connecting with the spiritual part of ourselves. Not to be missed.

Review by Alexis Skriloff James: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. If You Would Like to Learn About Total Healing- Then This is The Book For You! Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2022.Diane Calabrese is a talented writer who has spent a purposeful life caring for and healing others. This book is more than just a book- it encompasses the years and talent that Diane has brought to many people- similar to some of us- who have suffered injury and pain. The pain could be physical or mental, or emotional. The pain could also be spiritual. All of these aspects work together in a synergist manner. This book details the many different types of healing for our souls – physical, mental, and emotional, from basic physical therapy types of movements to Tai Chi, Pilates, and Yoga. Diane also embraces and shares the ancient beliefs and rituals of our Chakras, incorporating the uses of rocks and crystals, including the histories and meanings of these ancient practices. You can feel the love and compassion that Diane has for our peace of mind and total healing of ourselves and our souls through the presentation in this book. After reading this helpful book, I felt at ease and happy about life. There is hope through healing. I highly recommend the reading of this book. Happy healing.

Review by LB1986: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. Recommended Read! Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2022. Mindfulness has become a buzzword in modern society. There are countless books, podcasts, and YouTube channels offering meditations and holistic healing modalities to people looking for alternatives to traditional medicine. As a reader looking for guidance, I look for resources that fit my needs the best. As a practicing reiki healer, I’m also quite particular about the resources I turn to. Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit provides inspiration and resonating meditations I’m excited to use over and over again for myself. More so, I’m excited to recommend the book to my clients.

Review by Jeffrey A Webber: 5.0 Out Of 5 Stars. Inspirational! Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2022. I found Diane’s book to be an absolutely fascinating look at Holistic techniques. It is very well written and guides the reader step by set using narration, diagrams, and beautiful pictures. Also including many inspirational quotes from famous people, this book is not only inspirational but uplifting as well. Whether you are looking to gain in spirituality, or simply relieve stress this book can help. Touching on everything from Chakras, through Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi and various forms of exercise, this book is a must read!

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎162 Pages
Publisher: ‎ Balboa Press (September 15, 2021)
Language: English
ISBN-10: ‎1982272007
ISBN-13: ‎978-1982272005
Self-Help: Mental & Spiritual Healing
Self-Help: Personal Transformation

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This book offers a variety of meditations to enable one to release their daily stress, built up tension, and toxic energy. Guided meditations are a way to let go of your worries for the moment and bring you back to your true, authentic self. It helps re-align the chakras of your body to their natural state of vibration- where you can live more fully, love more abundantly, and react in a peaceful state of mind. Your mind, body & spirit are the essential parts of you-you are God’s precious gift to the world and there is nothing more beautiful than a soul in the state of peace.

Review by Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, International Bestselling Author, Professor/Researcher/World Record Holder. “This book includes different holistic healing practices from different backgrounds, dating back to hundreds of years prior now. It also includes creative expressions in different forms and how they help maintain mental health. Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life also expatiates on the need to have faith both in yourself and in God. Backed up with real-life experiences, Diane Calabrese also throws more light on controversial topics about life and beyond. ” Onlinebookclub.org book reviewer-Darlington O. “This is an essential practical book for everyone”-

Review by Adrian Gostick, New York Times bestselling author of “Anxiety at Work” and “Leading with Gratitude”. “Few things can paralyze our progress in life like stress, tension and anxiety. Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit offers practical meditations to help anyone develop healthier mindsets. This is a succinct, helpful step-by-step guide to helping you let go of your concerns and focus on finding your best self.”

Review by Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS- Chief of Recreational Therapy at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  “This inspirational book delivers messages of healing, awareness, and well-being. It is a valuable guide that will enable you to find balance and wellness through conscious awareness. As you read these meditations, you’ll see that they’ll make the journey of your life much more meaningful.”

Review by Kris Brashner, MA, CTRS, Instructor in Health, Science and Recreation Management, University of Mississippi. “As a current Instructor of Therapeutic Recreation and a former practitioner, I just wish I had this book at my disposal during my days in the field.  The meditations are clear, concise, and totally immersive to say the least.  I will be using this book in my personal life as well as sharing this with my students as a wonderful reminder of how meditation can be an integral part of our path to wellness!”

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎94 Pages
Publisher: ‎Balboa Press (April 7, 2022)
ASIN: ‎B09XJMQ9LC
Language: ‎English
ISBN-13: ‎979-8765226469
Self-Help: Meditation

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About The Author: What inspired Diane to draft this book was her 30 years working as a recreational therapist. Diane wanted to share special self-help information and holistic healing modalities that not only helped her patients, but herself through life. Recognizing one’s strengths and gifts doesn’t come easy to most. We are forever changing and evolving into a more magnificent soul each day.

Diane Calabrese has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. Ms. Calabrese obtained a Bachelor of Science in therapeutic recreation from Saint Joseph’s College and a Master of Science in health care policy and management from Stony Brook University. While at Stony Brook University Diane served on various boards including the Mental Health Advisory board, and the Healthier U board including the programming and budget subcommittee.

Ms. Calabrese gained valuable expertise in the field of recreational therapy working as a recreational therapist for 30+ years in hospitals, nonprofit agencies, public schools, and universities. In recent years, Diane worked in higher Education for FIU, and as a recreational therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from which she recently retired.

While Ms. Calabrese continued to excel as an adjunct professor for Florida International University––she certified two courses through Quality Matters––(LEI3542: Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management, and LEI3723 Assistive Technology Lab course.) Diane has also taught LEI4705: Program Planning in Recreational Therapy, and currently teaches LEI4720/6726 Trends, Issues, and Managerial Aspects of Recreational Therapy as well as two holistic healing labs: LEI3723 Reiki Lab and LEI3723 Aromatherapy Lab.

Ms. Calabrese also has an Aromatherapy course open to the public through Udemy Virtual E Learning: https://www.udemy.com/course/aromatherapy-for-holistic-therapy-interventions/

Ms. Calabrese continues to work as a therapist through a virtual platform with Well Me Right. She is a contributing writer for the Journal of Modern Healing, IPHA, Integrative Pain Healers Alliance. She is also a member of the Long Island Author Group. You can find her at many holistic and wellness fairs across Long Island, NY.

Due to her considerable breadth of knowledge, having written two books: “Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit” and “Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life, she has been interviewed on podcasts, radio and T.V. regarding her publications.

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Paul G. Day (author of children’s books and YA fantasy, founder of PiA) https://authorpgday.wordpress.com/pgd-books/

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Michigan Avenue Media Podcasts On Blog Talk Radio!

Message from Marsha Casper Cook: Hello! I’m the host and producer for all the podcasts on Michigan Avenue Media Inc. on Blog Talk Radio for over 12 years and I love it. My shows are usually about what’s new in the entertainment field including books and movies. My guests are authors, publishers, directors, screenwriters, actors and marketing consultants. My guests give our listeners info that they might not find anywhere else. Everyone on the show gets to ask questions about me or the other guests. Nothing personal just info about their work.

I have over 20 years of experience in the writing industry and I’m the founder of Michigan Avenue Media Inc. I have 14 books, five of which are children’s and 11 feature-length screenplays and several of my screenplays were optioned by Production Companies. All of my books are on Audible. If you like to have fun check out the podcast and if you’re interested in being a guest on one of the shows, please let us know.

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Articles by Author Linda Frank

Author and Educator Linda Maria Frank Shares Articles, Stories, and Videos!

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F. I. Times Tiny Races By Linda Maria Frank
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What Authors Want From Indy Bookstores By Linda Maria Frank
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A Very Important Lesson By Linda Maria Frank
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A Writer’s Journey by Linda Maria Frank:
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Check Out My YouTube Channel For Authors by Linda Maria Frank:
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Christmas Story by Linda Frank:
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Doing A Good Interview and Using It As A Marketing Tool by Linda Maria Frank:
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Entering And Winning A Contest by Linda Frank:
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News Letters by Author Linda Maria Frank:
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Linda Narrating Her New Book ‘The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island’:
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So, You Want To Write A Story By Linda Maria Frank:
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Stories About Growing Up On A Flower Farm In Queens, NYC by Linda Maria Frank:
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The Hard Crossing (Short Story) by Linda Maria Frank:
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The Madonna Ghost Article by Linda Frank:
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The Writer’s Dream-LTV-With Author Linda Maria Frank:
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What Kids Want To Know by Linda Frank:
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New Release In The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island Series.

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island, Sibby’s Secret by Linda Maria Frank.

Book 1 of 1: The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island.

The Buccaneers of Saint Frederick Island are back. If you loved the first Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island, “Sibby’s Secret” will capture you too.

Join the fun, danger and escapades of Lily, Frank, Leon, Ryan, and Amelia.

The Buccaneers rival any private investigator of the time. When Sibby Fintail, fisherman and bay constable, goes missing, Lily, code name, Sprocket and Frank, code name Wing Nut, come to the rescue. They follow his trail to one of the island’s caves where he had been harvesting crystals for his artwork. They find an unconscious, badly beaten Sibby.

Who did this and why?

Becca Dawes. Sprocket’s mother discovers that unknown persons are seeking to take the caves away from the native tribe that has owned them forever. What is it about the caves?

When strangers come to Frederick Island, and kidnap Becca, the Buccaneers go into high gear to solve these attacks.

The Buccaneers will draw you into their world of clever sleuthing and unlocking the secrets in the clues they find. It’s adventure, fun and great crime science.

You will be laughing at some of the Buccaneers’ antics and gasping at what those brave eighth-graders face to solve the mystery. The story is rich with colorful and engaging characters as well as the flavor of 1947.

REVIEW for SIBBY’S SECRET:  Adventure abounds in the new book of the Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island series. “Sibby’s Secret” finds the Buccaneers engaged with an unknown enemy who seems intent on getting control of the fabulous caves that belong to the Native American North Breeze tribe that has inhabited the island for many centuries.

The Buccaneers are a group of eighth graders who are students at the island’s only school, St. Besillius. Their self-appointed mission is to protect St. Frederick Island from any force that threatens their island home. St. Frederick Island is remote with old forests and the cave system that holds many mysteries. The residents are the North Breeze tribe, the fisher folks, and farmers, the Beachies who live off the land but don’t own it, and the St. Besillius community.

The Buccaneers have code names. Lily is Sprocket, Frank is Wing Nut, Amelia is Ratchet, Leon is Snap Shackle and Ryan is Bletch. You’ll have to read the book to discover the secret of these code names.

In Sibby’s Secret, friend of the Buccaneers, Sibby Fintail becomes bay constable, enabling him to patrol the waters around the island. He is also harvesting crystals from the caves to create artwork which he will sell to raise money for the student scholarship fund at St. Besillius.

He is attacked and his crystals stollen. But why?

Lily’s mother, Becca Dawes, owns and runs the island’s newspaper, The Foghorn. She is threatened and kidnapped. The Buccaneers receive a threatening letter. What is this all about?

As the Buccaneers go deeper into this mystery, the danger increases. As always, the solutions they uncover will surprise and intrigue you.

Sibby’s Secret reintroduces you to your favorite characters from the first book. It engages you in the adventures, dangers, and fun these young detectives spiral into. Enjoy the island’s beauty and hang on for a strange surprise at the end. No peeking!

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎137 Pages
Publisher: ‎Annie Tillery Mysteries; 1st edition (February 15, 2024)
Marianne Savage (Illustrator)
Language: ‎English
Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
Mysteries (Detective)
Grade Level: 5th-10th
Reading Level: 9-15 Years

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The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank.

What can possibly happen when a crime happens under the very noses of a group of very savvy eighth graders at St. BeSillius’ Catholic School on St. Frederick’s Island? When the money they raised to buy toys for children in homeless shelters in near-by NYC is stolen, the Buccaneers, as they call themselves are outraged. Despite warnings from Father Felix and Sr. Jo, Sprocket, the leader of the Buccaneers, and her determined buddies set out to follow the clues, run down the thief, and get those toys for the homeless kids.

When their clubhouse is burned down, and a threatening letter is sent to the local newspaper, The Foghorn, owned and operated by Sprocket’s mother, the Buccaneers are even more determined to unravel the plot against them. A mysterious island once owned by the pirate, Jon Buccleigh and a labyrinthine cave serve as the setting for this skullduggery. A Native American healer, her community, and a group of the beach people conspire with the Buccaneers to get that money back.

You will be laughing at some of the Buccaneers’ antics and gasping at what those brave eight-graders face to solve the mystery. The story is rich with colorful and engaging characters as well as the flavor of post-war America in 1947. An altogether fun and satisfying read.

5 Stars: Adventure sure to capture a young reader’s imagination.

.Author Linda Maria Frank begins this book with her historical notes about where the story originated from. This is very educational for young readers as it addresses her earliest memories in Middle Village, Queens, New York at the end of WWll.

The story begins at St. BeSillius’s (catholic school), where mystery Author Linda Maria Frank sets the stage for more than one intriguing mystery (wrapped into one), that in my opinion, out preforms the Nancy Drew mysteries that I read as a young reader.

Within the walls of a small clubhouse (shack) a small band of school friends broke through the strict, stifling, constrictions of the classroom regiment, set in stone, by Sister JoAnn and Mother Superior. This tiny band of self-proclaimed private investigators, set out to find out, who stole the money they had spent an entire year earning, for a class trip to distribute toys to day care centers in the parish. The money disappeared from the Vestry (small room behind the alter); the very day Father Felix was supposed to open a bank account for the school project.

This small band of PIs came with an official title “Buccaneers (meaning pirates) of St. Besillius”. They wrote up and voted on a charter (agreement) for their group, which included:

  • Each member is sworn to secrecy, under pain of… what? Oh, I don’t know.
  • All clues are to be shared by everyone.
  • All communications would be done using our code names. Mine is Sprocket.
  • Our meeting place would be the old fishing shack on the beach.

The hunt for the mystery thief begins, which only leads to more mystery, danger, intrigue and an ominous warning letter. Each club member had responsibilities related to their investigation. Club name Ratchet (real name Amelia) with her camera (Brownie) was the official photographer. Let me bring you into the story at Chapter Fifteen: Meanwhile, At the Ferry Dock.

…Ratchet would much rather be called by her real name, Amelia. Especially since one of her heroines was Amelia Erhardt, the aviatrix who made news-worthy flights around the world. She disappeared somewhere in the Pacific, never to be found. Ratchet just couldn’t resist the mystery of it all.

…However, she would be true to her oath as a Buccaneer and fulfill her mission. She struggled with how to accomplish this. Most days she went to the ferry dock dressed in her reporter’s costume consisting of a many- pocketed jacket, borrowed men’s trousers, a cap with a green visor, and several cameras strung around her neck, most of which did not work.

…But her trusty Brownie never failed her. Notepad in hand she snapped photos of the ferry passengers going to and from Main. She was too shy, at this point, to go up to them and get that “scoop”.

…Today was different. She didn’t want to stand out like a sore thumb. Surveillance required melting into the scenery. The outfit for this assignment had her pigtails tucked into a red bandana, her thick lensed glasses hidden behind her dad’s aviator shades, and a dark blue jumpsuit, two sizes too big, borrowed from her brother who worked at Fred’s only gas station. She was channeling Rosie the Riveter. Rosie, as you may have heard, was another heroine in American history. She and her millions of sisters made the planes, tanks and ships that won the recent World War. Since the war effort for Rosie was over for now, Amelia still stuck out like a sore thumb.

…“Hey, Sis. Halloween’s over,” called out one of the day trippers.

…Embarrassed, she hid the bandana and pulled out her braids. She kept the glasses, and the coveralls were a must, since taking them off meant she would be walking around in her undies.

…It was getting pretty boring. What was she thinking? This is a lame idea, but duty called, and she settled herself more comfortably. The scents of tar, salt water, and creosoted wood planking joined the piney aroma of the hemlocks to provide a perfume Amelia came to call home.

…Amelia looked up just in time. Janet trotted down the path to the ferry dock. She could have missed her because she had a jacket with a hood. But Janet always wore beaded moccasins and her pigtails had feathers instead of bows. One braid escaped the hood sealing her identity for Amelia.

…Amelia, now in Ratchet mode, started snapping again.

…Janet turned her way and Ratchet’s heart almost stopped. Ratchet knew how important it was to identify Janet as Janet in her series of photos. Taking a breath and holding it, she snapped away.

…When Ratchet returned to check out the folks getting off the ferry, the strangers she had seen on other days came down the gangplank. Snap! Snap! Snap! They surrounded Janet, one grabbing her arm, the other talking to her, right in her face, grim and threatening. Janet pulled her arm away and snapped back at the stranger who had confronted her.

…The other man jammed something in her pocket. “Just do it,” he growled. This was an easy lip read for Ratchet, a skill necessary for a well-trained snoop, er, journalist. Janet turned and ran back up the path. The men got back on the boat.

…What did the stranger put in Amelia’s (Ratchet) pocket?

I encourage you to purchase “The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island” by Linda Maria Frank and share it with all the children in your life. This book would make a great summer reading project for kids. This story will spark their imagination and inspire he/she to create their own clubhouse of friends and become private investigators

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Review by Angela Reich: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Mystery, Adventure and Fun! Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2021. Lily Dawes, a.k.a. Sprocket, leads the Private Eye group called the Buccaneers of St. BeSillius on a perilous hunt for a cache of money stolen from their school in this rollicking tale of adventure, danger, and mystery.

It seems that Lily, in forming this group along with her classmates, had all agreed to a charter and special code names. Some of the points of the charter are, in brief, “Each member is sworn to secrecy… All communications will be done using our code names…Our meeting place would be the old fishing shack on the beach…” The group operates as a team and is ferocious in its commitment to solve crimes, right wrongs, and protect the innocent from harm.

Writer Linda Maria Frank has done it again, as she has in the Annie Tillary Mysteries with this new mystery story meant for middle school readers, replete with an isolated island accessible only by ferry, dangerous caves, stories of pirates of the past, and mystifying strangers who come and go.

The characters include a mixture of WWII veterans, a Native American Healer, Lily’s mother who writes and publishes the island’s newspaper, the faculty of St. BeSillius Catholic School and Lily’s comrades-in-arms. Into this mix, Frank manages to drop hints and clues, carefully planted along the way as the mystery of the missing money grows much more serious and threatening than a simple robbery. The complexity of the tale is carefully woven, and as the tension mounts and the crime is solved, each detail is carefully revealed to the satisfaction of the characters and the readers alike.

Frank both entertains and educates, stimulating the young reader’s curiosity, encouraging deductive reasoning skills, as well as dropping information about science, American History, and Native American Culture. All this is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Marianne Savage.

Frank’s dry sense of humor and conversational tone is the icing on the cake for any reader who dares to go along with the Buccaneers for this enjoyable adventure!

Review by Frances O’Sullivan: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Engaging and enjoyable read. Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021. The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank is possibly best described as an American Secret Seven. Set in the late 1940s, it follows a group of young teenagers who enjoy solving mysteries and are relentless in their pursuit of the truth. It has everything you’d expect – code names, clever ways of conveying information and some pretty cool hiding places (there’s even a cave!).

There’s a lively cast of child characters, as well as supporting adults. Some of the adults are understanding of the children’s need to keep secrets and see a case through, whilst others try to stop them. I particularly liked Sibby, who lives in a shack near the Buccaneers’ original club house and looks out for them.

This is an engaging and enjoyable read. I would recommend it to children who enjoy solving mysteries and reading adventure books such as those by Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome. For me, it’s a five-star read!

Review by Laura Furuta: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Wonderful story. Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021. I loved reading the book BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK. It is a story that both young and old will enjoy reading. It is a book that includes mysteries, secrets. Intrigue, and a little danger. I enjoyed reading about the characters and the part that each one played. Will they retrieve their missing money? Read this book to find out. This is a wonderful book about friendships and loyalty. The author does a wonderful job of making the story and the characters come alive. The story kept my attention from the first chapter to the final page. The mystery will pull you in and you will get lost in the storyline. Don’t miss out on a book that is intriguing, exciting, entertaining, and mysterious, I highly recommend it.

Product Details:
Paperback: ‎186 Pages
Publisher: ‎Annie Tillery Mysteries (November 20, 2020)
Language: ‎English
Adventure For Young Readers
Mysteries (Teens and YA)
Mysteries (Detective)
Grade Level: 5th-10th
Reading Level: 9-15 Years

Amazon Print:
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Linda Narrating Her New Book The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island
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The Madonna Ghost by Linda Maria Frank.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 1.

Seventeen-year-old Annie Tillery and her Aunt Jill set off for Long Island’s Fire Island for a vacation of surf, sun, and sailing. Annie is happy to leave behind the stress of her relationship with her parents.

Aunt Jill, who is an NYPD detective, is mixing her vacation with a case she must keep secret from Annie, who is suspicious nevertheless. Annie finds romance and intrigue when she meets Ty Egan, the nephew of their host on the island. They find themselves in the middle of an eerie adventure when she and Ty investigate the tragic and perplexing story of a local ghost.

Annie becomes increasingly uneasy and the investigation turns sinister when Aunt Jill goes missing, the ghost appears, and the troublesome neighbors in the cottage next door become hostile. When they find one of Aunt Jill’s special earrings on the neighbor’s porch, they begin to wonder what she was doing there.

Will they find Aunt Jill before it’s too late?

In the breathless conclusion to their investigation, Annie and Ty narrowly escape death solving the mystery of The Madonna Ghost.

Review by Martha A. Cheves (VINE VOICE): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. The good people from Bay Shore tried to comfort her. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 16, 2015. Verified Purchase.

“The story goes that the women lashed their small child to themselves with their shawls before they jumped overboard to swim ashore. This action proved to be fatal for some of the children. They couldn’t struggle to the surface to breathe, and most of the mothers were not swimmers anyway. They were at the mercy of the waves.”… “Some could be revived, and this drove one woman in particular to wander up and down the beach, trying to find someone who could revive her baby. When they saw that her child was dead, the good people from Bay Shore tried to comfort her…. She wandered the beach, her baby clutched to her, until she collapsed and died herself. Her grave is in the old cemetery in Bay Shore… Even today, the Madonna Ghost, as she is called, is sighted by people on occasion.”

Annie and her Aunt Jill are vacationing on a small island out from New York called Fire Island. The island is small and Annie is really hoping that there will be at least a couple of people her own age. She was in luck. They were staying at the summer home of a friend of Jill’s who just happened to have his nephew Ty staying with him. Now the vacation was looking up and even more so when she learned there was a ghost on the island. Maybe she would be able to see the Madonna Ghost for herself, making it a first for her. And of course, with Ty by her side, it would be fun.

What Annie and Ty soon learn is that there is more than a ghost on the island. The men staying in the cottage next door seem a little strange. And when Jill comes up missing, they are both sure the neighbors have something to do with it.

The suspense and mystery in this book had me rapidly turning the pages. I read a lot of books and usually have them pegged at least halfway through. Not this one. It kept me guessing all the way to the end. So much so that I’ve ordered the next two books by this author… Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys and Girl with Pencil, Drawings

Review by Melissa Kuch: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Mystery and Fire Island Perfect Summer Read. Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2013. Verified Purchase. When I was a young adult, I used to love the Nancy Drew books, which is why I was drawn to The Madonna Ghost. The novel revolves around a modern-day young detective, Annie Tillery. She is a great role model for young girls. Not only is she smart, but she is down to earth and someone people can relate with. She is not only facing the mystery of the Madonna Ghost on Fire Island, but she is also facing family issues, with her mother’s drinking problem and her father always being away on business. The mystery itself is engaging and the reader is uncovering the clues and helping to solve the mystery along with Annie and her crush, the cute college boy Ty. I really enjoyed how Ty and Annie’s relationship grows throughout the novel, and though there is romance, the two bond on another level as well. Ty understands what Annie is dealing with and shows her there is a path toward forgiveness. Linda Frank is a very talented author who not only sucks you into this mystery, but her beautiful descriptive passages about Fire Island will make you feel like you are on the beach along with the characters. The ending is a page-turning, nail-biting experience, and I recommend this story for mystery lovers, both young and old. I can’t wait to read the next Annie Tillery mystery!

Review by Vito Gentile: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. The Madonna Ghost. Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2013. Verified Purchase. I spent my youth on Fire Island and thought it was exciting and very interesting and then I read Linda Maria Frank’s “The Madonna Ghost, an Annie Tillery Mystery” and realized all the excitement that I was missing. Packed with adventure and adversity – this thriller doesn’t let go as it infuses romance and the supernatural to name just two of the many elements that rock what was to be a peaceful vacation. It was one of those books you can’t put down. Buy “The Madonna Ghost” and see what I mean.

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Publisher: iUniverse (January 20, 2010)
Language: English
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Girl With Pencil, Drawing by Linda Maria Frank.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 2.

Seventeen-year-old amateur detective Annie Tillery is at it again.

After she wins a series of art lessons at a prestigious art gallery, Annie shows up for her first lesson to find her instructor, Francesca Gabrielli, in a volatile argument with John DiCristiani, the art gallery’s director. He is demanding that she illegally copy art masterpieces. Unwittingly, Annie is about to be drawn into the illicit, treacherous, and unpredictable world of art forgery. When DiCristiani is found murdered in cold blood, Francesca becomes the prime suspect.

She calls upon Annie to help solve the crime along with her NYPD detective aunt, Jill Tillery. They must brave the dangers of an international art fraud ring in an attempt to clear Francesca’s name. They discover that the key to solving the case revolves around a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn whose inhabitants present tantalizing and elusive clues. As Annie and company attempt to stay one step ahead of DiCristiani’s murderer, they escape one deadly trap after another. The stakes are high in the glamorous yet dangerous world of illegal art trafficking. Annie must solve the crime to save her life and that of her friends.

5 Stars: Spectacular Read for Students and Young Adults!

Annie Tillery Mysteries book two Girl with Pencil, Drawing is a spectacular read for students and young adults of all ages. Each book in the Annie Tiller Mystery Series is unique and stands alone with no need to read in a particular sequence.

The story line in ‘Girl with Pencil, Drawing’ by Author Linda Maria Frank draws the young reader into an adventure where young Annie Tillery goes for her first art lesson at a prestigious Art Gallery. With youthful exuberance and an eagerness to advance her drawing skills Annie arrives early. When she enters the studio, she overhears a heated argument between two people who turn out to be her Art Instructor Francesca Gabrielli and the Art Gallery Director John DiCristiani.

Annie’s empathy for others and her sleuth personally draws her into a murder mystery when John DiCristiani turns up dead and Francesca Gabrielli is the prime suspect, Annie enlists the help of her Aunt Jill who is a NYPD Detective to help clear her new-found friend and art mentor’s name.

With strong characters, flowing dialog and layers of mystery, soon everyone is caught up in a real who-dun-it that involves a long list of suspects and hidden clues. Twists and turns with all the dangers that come into play when an International Art Fraud has been perpetrated.

I invite you to go beyond this headline: “Manhattan Business-Man Found Slain in Chelsea. John DiCristiani, a wealthy business man, whose financial interests reached as far as Hong Kong and Istanbul, was found shot to death in his posh apartment overlooking the Hudson River. Mr. DiCristiani’s body was found by an employee from his Soho gallery. The police questioned the employee, Ms. Francesca Gabrielli, at headquarters, but subsequently released her. Police would only confide that the murder weapon was found at the scene and that all other leads were being investigated. Mr. DiCristiani is survived by a son, Mark, twenty-five, a law student at New York University.”

Learn the ins and out of the art world that include how scientists’ tests for authenticity in original paintings by world renown artist like Renoir and the lucrative forgeries that make this underworld as treacherous as any international mob association.

Follow the clues, wait for the DNA evidence and sift through the ashes left by an arsonist. Inspire a young reader to discover the innate detective skills of Annie Tillery who is fast becoming the next Nancy Drew. This series should be placed on our schools’ summer reading list.

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Review by Martha A. Cheves-VINE VOICE: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. When I was a young girl, I loved reading the Nancy Drew mysteries and to this day. Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2015. Verified Purchase. He busied himself rummaging through the kitchen drawers, two sets of panic-stricken eyes following his every move. He found some emergency candles and went into the small dinette adjoining the kitchen. He lit them, let the was drip onto some paper plates from the counter and affixed the candles to the plates. There were six candles in all. Was he into satanic rituals? He came back into the kitchen and turned on all the gas jets at the range and the oven, leaving its door ajar. He blows out the flames, letting the gas escape freely. “Bye, bye, ladies.” He hurried out the back door locking it behind him.

When I was a young girl, I loved reading the Nancy Drew mysteries and to this day I still enjoy the style and mysteries of the young ‘detective’ but you can only read them so many times before you know them by heart. Well… Author Linda Maria Frank has brought my young memories back. Annie Tillery is today’s Nancy Drew! In fact, she is great at getting herself into trouble but working it out in a fashion that would make Nancy proud. In Girl With Pencil, Drawing Annie goes to art school and finds that her instructor/teacher is mixed up in a murder that Annie doesn’t believe she committed. Can she prove her innocence without getting both of them killed? What do you think?

This the second book in the Annie Tillery Mystery Series. I’ve read the first, loved it and couldn’t see how it could get any better. Well, it does. I’m now looking forward to reading the third book to see what Nancy, oh excuse me, Annie gets into and how she gets through it.

Review by A.S.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Well written, quick reading, exciting mystery! Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2012. Verified Purchase. The characters are fun and interesting. This is the 2nd book in this series that I’ve read and I really enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to the next book. I recommend this series for teenagers as well as adults.

Review by Geoffrey Wells: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. The guts and charm of a likable young leading lady. Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2022. We all need an Aunt J. She’s Annie’s mentor and guide in this sleazy world of crime that Annie Tillary finds herself in. Being under Aunt J’s recognizance has its advantages, especially when it’s based on her many years of service to the NYPD. And this is how we, the reader, accept Annie’s smarts when it comes to cracking a crime; she has learned from the best. Author Linda Maria Frank makes no bones about the talent Annie has inherited; we’re reassured that Annie knows what she is doing because crime-solving is in her blood. Consequently, her apparent precociousness at first leads us to discovering that she is in fact an effective sleuth, and along with her guts and charm, she’s also a very likeable young leading lady.

Adding further credence to this story is the author’s knowledge of forensics from teaching science for many years. In all, a fun and interesting read. (I received a free copy of this book.)

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Paperback: 190 Pages
Publisher: iUniverse: Illustrated edition (November 4, 2013)
Language: English
Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
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Grade Level: 5th-10th
Reading Level: 9-15 Years

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Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys by Linda Maria Frank.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 3.

Amateur sleuth Annie Tillery has been warned to stay away from Nevshehir, Turkey, where she is heading to meet her boyfriend, Ty Egan, and Cedric Zeeks, Ty’s best friend. Intent on helping the two excavate an archeological site where they hope to link human remains to the first African ancestors, Annie does her best to shakes her foreboding feelings as her plane lands in Istanbul and she prepares to embark on her next adventure.

But when a stranger claims he is there to pick her up and then disappears once he sees Ty, Annie is immediately thrown back into worry mode—especially after Ty tells her there is unexplained tension surrounding the dig and she receives a threatening note at the hotel. Still, as the three head to Nevshehir, Annie is buoyed by the excitement surrounding ancient Turkey and the possibility of uncovering secrets. The dig is plagued by accidents and theft, however, and the three friends, assisted by the head archeologist’s twins, must search the ancient city of Istanbul and the caves of fantastic Cappadocia to find who is sabotaging their work.

In this young adult thriller, detective Annie Tillery must once again walk on a dangerous path in an attempt to unravel a complicated mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys.

5 Stars: Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI.

Annie Tillery Mysteries book three ‘Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys’ can be summed up as Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI. A mystery unfolds amidst a mix of ancient history and modern innovation, in an ageless Eastern country where time moves at a camel’s pace.

Dedicated research by author Linda Maria Frank leaves no stone unturned while great description text transports the reader to the streets of Turkey with it mosques and minarets, towers and modern buildings. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “Water droplets plunked into the pool from the vaulted ceiling. After the heat of the bazaar and the street chase, it was deliciously cool. Ornate columns with carved capitals supported the ceiling. The bases were decorated with animal and human figures. There were a few visitors, but the enormity of the space muffled their conversations.”

Strong characters with great dialog bring us to dusty archeological site in one of the oldest towns in human history called Catalhoyuk. Nothing can explain it better than this quote: “We were in a valley of shapes I couldn’t believe were not made by humans, humans with a fabulous imagination. Conical formations called fairy chimneys in various sizes spread away from us in every direction. The color of bleached bones, they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay-like soil. The air shimmered from the heat. I could smell the odor of clay mixed with a faint herbal scent that must have come from the brush.”

Cosponsors from Vermont University are looking for a DNA connection between residents of Catalhoyuk and our original nomadic ancestors in Africa. Annie Tillery and her team go to work excavating this archeological site, with all the inherit dangers and a mystery brings out the detective in Annie.

From the spell of a Ouija board to a magical balloon ride in the sky nothing is lost as this time and space makes all their senses come alive with amazing black and white graphics that bring the main characters to life.

Students and young adults of all ages will enjoy Annie Tillery Mysteries. Although a series each book is unique and stands alone with no need to read in a particular sequence.

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Review by Martha A. Cheves-VINE VOICE: 5.0 out of 5 Stars they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay like soil. The air shimmered from the heat. Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2015. Verified Purchase. We were in a valley of shapes I couldn’t believe were not made by humans, humans with a fabulous imagination. Conical formations called fairy chimneys in various sizes spread away from us in every direction. The color of bleached bones, they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay like soil. The air shimmered from the heat. I could smell the odor of clay mixed with a faint herbal scent that must have come from the brush. Some of the fairy chimneys had windows and doors. Could people actually live inside? It was dry here, and hot.

Anne Tillery has joined her boyfriend Ty at an archaeological dig in Turkey. He and his best friend Cedric are at the dig representing Vermont University. They will be working alongside a Dr. Atsut who is in charge of the project. Ty, Cedric, and Dr. Atsut are trying to prove that human remains at one of the earliest known archaeological sites in Turkey contained DNA that would link them to the first humans that evolved in Africa. But, accidents and missing artifacts seem to be plaguing the site and there is even fear that it may be shut down.

As I’ve found out in other books of this series, Annie is quite a detective. Hopefully she, with the help of Dr. Atsut’s twin children, will be able to make the connections that will end the accidents and theft before the Turkish government steps in to put a halt to everything. In doing so, Anne finds herself escaping two attempts of kidnapping which leaves her no choice but to call her own father for help.

This book gave me so much history of the Fairy Chimneys that I had to see for myself if they were real. They are and they are amazingly beautiful! Seeing what these unusual cities look like made the book even more enjoyable. As I read, I was not only enticed by the story but I could also picture where events were happening. If you like mystery as well as archaeology, you’ll not want to miss reading this book.

Review by Messages For The Soul:  5.0 out of 5 Stars. Fascinating and fun adventure. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2015. Verified Purchase. The writing in Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys can be really breath-taking at times so much that I found myself backtracking to reread passages and take it all in again. Lots of depth in description of character and place to bring the exotic into your home and you take in the words. Apart from the CSI angle which, as you would expect from a forensic scientist, is acutely poignant, the rest must have been thoroughly researched as well as nothing about events seems out of place. A captivating and charming plot and a very enjoyable YA book overall. Looking forward to reading more by Linda Frank.

Review by Russell F Moran: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Annie Tillery on the Case. Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014. Verified Purchase. Terrific read. Although I’m not a typical YA reader (a bit too old) I thoroughly enjoy this series. Young Annie Tillery is a character that the reader can engage as she soldiers on with her adventure in the face of some ominous threats. Her relationship with her boyfriend, and archeological dig partner is touching. The scene descriptions of the archeological site in Turkey are well done and enlightening. The author not only knows how to tell a compelling story but she adds some interesting scientific information. I have heard of mitochondrial DNA, but never knew its significance until I read this book. A fast-moving fun read, with plot twists, clues, and a great ending.

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Publisher: Archway Publishing; Illustrated edition (February 28, 2014)
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The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 4.

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery’s great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.

While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte’s note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmothers past by way of the aged family attic.

There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte’s ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmothers top-secret life.

5 Stars: This book educates young minds!

Good news for all Annie Tillery Mystery Followers. The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger (book 4) is finally here. This book educates young minds using this fictional mystery that involves NCIS investigating the crash site of a World War II plane.

Turns out the pilot was Annie Tillery’s great-grandmother Charlotte who was a test pilot for Grumman and actually flew in battle. Annie, her mother Carol are intrigued by Charlotte’s note and decide to dig through the old family attic to see what they can find out about this mysterious family member. What they discover in the attic only adds to the mystery and soon Annie suspects that Charlotte’s ghost is reaching out to them from beyond the grave with an important message.

Annie’s decides to get her boyfriend Ty Egan who happens to be a pilot involved. Here is their conversation.

…“Ty, you won’t believe what Mom has been telling me about a mystery concerning my great-grandmother. Mom, this is your story, and maybe Ty can see something we don’t. Can you fill him in on the details, so far? I’m just hearing this story for the first time, too.”

…“Well, let me start with . . .” She shuffled the papers in her lap. “Here’s the letter we received from the Department of the Navy. And here’s a copy of a note we found in the plane. The note is written on some sort of a company form with and identification number on it. The number belonged to Charlotte, my grandmother.”

…“I also have a letter from the Naval Crime Investigation Service about the condition of the plane where they found the note, and the pilot they found in the wreckage. There are skeletonized remains of a person whose identity they are trying to confirm. They know who flew the plane when it went missing, but they must confirm that it is that person. It is a woman.”

…Mom added a new thought, “You know, it’s ironic. Charlotte did die in a plane crash many years later. She continued to fly recreationally after the war. When I went to Maryland to see if there was any record of her time at Grumman, I found these letters in the house where Charlotte spent her last years.”

Students and young adults of all ages will enjoy The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger. Although a series each book is unique and stands alone with no need to read in a particular sequence.

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Review by Martha A. Cheves-VINE VOICE: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Has everything you want – mystery, history & a ghost! Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018. Verified Purchase. Charlotte Wheeler suspected that sabotage was happening at the Grumman plant. She was able to figure out the faulty hinges for the Avenger’s bomb bay doors were being randomly replaced for the good hinges, by someone who had access to the plant. Charlotte and her buddies checked all the planes and prevented the faulty parts from being switched. They did their best to stop the saboteur, things got rough and Charlotte was attacked one night while she was waiting to catch him in the act.

Charlotte Wheeler was a WASP during WWII. She not only helped build the planes, she also flew them to their destination where they were turned over to the fighting pilots. She was scheduled to fly one of the bombers out but noticed a problem with the bomb bay doors. While she went to check on something the plane was given to another WASP to deliver. Her name was Brenda McPhee and she never made it to her destination. Her plane disappeared.

Many years later Annie, who is Charlotte’s great grand-daughter, finds out that the plane has been found and there was a letter inside that was written by Charlotte. Through further research and the help of her boyfriend Ty, Annie decides to solve the mystery of the downed plane and who the saboteur was.

As with all of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, this one kept my interest. It not only had some history; it also had a great mystery and of course a ghost. Looking forward to reading the next in this series.

Review by Theresa: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Intriguing, Informative, and Well Written! Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2023. Although this is a YA novel, the expertise of the author, Linda Marie Frank, brings it up to another level. Her knowledge of WWII era planes and methods of decoding encrypted messages, combined with her background in forensic science and genetics, makes this novel not only fascinating, but educational! In addition, there is this sense of connection between generations within a Charlotte’s family and the longevity of friendships between Charlotte and her friends. This is an historical mystery that allows the reader to collect the clues along the way while trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Highly recommend this book!

Review by Frances O’Sullivan: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. What really happened? Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2021. The Mystery of the Lost Avenger is the fourth book in Linda Maria Frank’s Annie Tillery Mystery series. Aimed at confident young readers, the series follows Annie, who in this book is getting ready to go to college, as she solves intriguing mysteries.

The Mystery of the Lost Avenger takes readers back in time to 1943, to learn about the women involved in aviation during WWII. Annie’s great-grandmother, Charlotte, was a WASP, flying planes to transport them to military bases. When a note written by Charlotte is found in the remains of a crashed plane which disappeared in mysterious circumstances, the whole family gets involved in untangling the mystery of what really happened.

I loved that this book focused on a part of history I didn’t know much about, and it would be a great read for mystery-loving children who are learning about WWII in school. It was also really fun learning about how Annie, as well as Charlotte back in the 1940s and the professionals at NCIS, approached solving mysteries. There are codes to crack, and forensic evidence to process.

For me, this is a five-star book. It’s a really fun read and gave me lots to think about. I haven’t read any of the earlier books in the series and was able to follow the story without any issues, but now that I’ve read it I’m keen to go back and read about the other adventures Annie’s had!

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Paperback: 194 Pages
Publisher: Archway Publishing (June 15, 2016)
Language: English
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Grade Level: 5th-10th
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Making A Mystery With Annie Tillery: The Madonna Ghost.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 5-With Enhanced Interactive Material.

In addition to the first Annie Tillery Mystery, this book contains an insight into how the author wrote the book.

These are materials pertaining to writing style, character development and research, as well as ideas for additional activities such as lesson plans for teachers, and discussion questions. Follow the writer’s journey toward producing a page-turning adventure with history, mystery and science. “The Madonna Ghost” which is the basis for this exploration into the writer’s journey is described as follows.

How lucky can you get? A vacation at a beach brings Annie Tillery a ghost story and a boyfriend. But what is the ghost hiding, and will Ty Egan and Annie Tillery discover the secrets of the Madonna Ghost, and the menacing neighbors who seem linked to her?

Review by Angela Reich: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Entertaining and Educational: Teachers, Parents and Home-School Families Will Want to Read! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 4, 2020.Verified Purchase. Author Linda Maria Frank has created an inside look into her craft in her latest book, Making A Mystery With Annie Tillery: The Madonna Ghost.

The stand-alone volume of The Madonna Ghost delivers an engaging main character, Annie Tillery, her romantic interest, Ty, and more than one mystery to solve. In addition, the reader is treated to some lovely descriptive writing: a nighttime walk on a Fire Island boardwalk is given a lyrical feel with: “Small, low lights intermittently illuminated the path.” But Frank’s natural, breezy style is deceptive, for while the author beguiles, she is quietly seeding the clues for the novel’s mystery from the start.

Now, Frank reveals her writer’s methods in “Making a Mystery With Annie Tillery…” in which the writer’s craft, like an easy conversation, flows with commentary after each chapter. Frank fills in with her creation of character, motivation, and real Fire Island history, including a poignant personal experience while volunteering as a guide for the Fire Island Lighthouse.

We learn that sailing scenes are realistic because Frank spent many years sailing the Long Island waters; the logic of the chase is realistic because Frank, a teacher of the scientific method of inquiry applied to forensic science, is used as we witness Annie Tillary observe, deduce, conclude, and formulate; test and modify hypotheses.

A lifetime educator, Frank knows what is needed in the classroom, and this volume provides a marvelous teacher handbook for easy use with students where lessons in Language Arts, Creative Writing, Science, Geography, History all may be applied. There are tips on writing sets and scenes from places near and far, use of sensory images and research methods, motive, characterization, plot, and theme. Also provided are websites for research and further reading, lesson plans, and discussion questions, including a book workshop activity using a clue list and series of anecdotal evidence.

Any teacher, parent, or home-school family would benefit from this entertaining way to deliver real, valuable educational material to children in an entertaining and creative way.

Review by Angela Reich: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Entertaining and Educational: Teachers, Parents and Home-School Families Will Want to Read! Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020. Verified Purchase. Author Linda Maria Frank has created an inside look into her craft in her latest book, Making a Mystery With Annie Tillery: The Madonna Ghost.

The stand-alone volume of The Madonna Ghost delivers an engaging main character, Annie Tillery, her romantic interest, Ty, and more than one mystery to solve. In addition, the reader is treated to some lovely descriptive writing: a nighttime walk on a Fire Island boardwalk is given a lyrical feel with: “Small, low lights intermittently illuminated the path.” But Frank’s natural, breezy style is deceptive, for while the author beguiles, she is quietly seeding the clues for the novel’s mystery from the start.

Now, Frank reveals her writer’s methods in “Making a Mystery With Annie Tillery…” in which the writer’s craft, like an easy conversation, flows with commentary after each chapter. Frank fills in with her creation of character, motivation, and real Fire Island history, including a poignant personal experience while volunteering as a guide for the Fire Island Lighthouse.

We learn that sailing scenes are realistic because Frank spent many years sailing the Long Island waters; the logic of the chase is realistic because Frank, a teacher of the scientific method of inquiry applied to forensic science, is used as we witness Annie Tillary observe, deduce, conclude, and formulate; test and modify hypotheses.

A lifetime educator, Frank knows what is needed in the classroom, and this volume provides a marvelous teacher handbook for easy use with students where lessons in Language Arts, Creative Writing, Science, Geography, History all may be applied. There are tips on writing sets and scenes from places near and far, use of sensory images and research methods, motive, characterization, plot, and theme. Also provided are websites for research and further reading, lesson plans, and discussion questions, including a book workshop activity using a clue list and series of anecdotal evidence.

Any teacher, parent, or home-school family would benefit from this entertaining way to deliver real, valuable educational material to children in an entertaining and creative way.

Review by Lois W. Stern, Author, Creator of tales2inspire: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Teens and educators Beware: Once you start this book, you will find it difficult to put it down! Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018.If you want to ply your teenager away from her Smart Phone for a few hours of old fashion pleasure, just put a copy of Madonna Ghost in their hands. This well-crafted novel carries all the key ingredients to mesmerize its readers, capturing the essence of summer romance, sinister plots and a touch of the occult.

As Annie Tillery embarks on a two-week beach vacation with undercover FBI agent, Aunt J, they become guests at the home of Doc and his handsome nephew, Ty. Although first attracted to Ty for his “Mr. Gorgeous” good looks, this appealing young twosome soon forge a relationship extending well beyond physical attraction. Their bond deepens as they share dark family secrets, explore mysterious island happenings, and assist in the apprehension of a monstrous criminal.

Although written for a young adult audience, this ‘senior citizen’ remained transfixed by author Linda Maria Frank’s well-crafted story. Buy it for that special young person in your life, but treat yourself to several hours of reading pleasure before handing it over to them. The Madonna Ghost promises plenty of fodder for rich conversation!

It is no surprise to note the Frank, a master teacher herself, included lesson plans, activities, discussion questions and websites as educational tools for students. What a wonderful gift for educators as well! Making Mystery – The Madonna Ghost is a ready-made curriculum to help your students develop research, writing and critical thinking skills.

Product Details:
Paperback: 374 Pages
Publisher: Annie Tillery Mysteries (May 29, 2018)
Language: English
Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
Mysteries (Detective)
Grade Level: 5th-10th
Reading Level: 9-15 Years

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Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys (2nd Edition) by Linda Maria Frank.

Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 6.

This enhanced edition of “Fairy Chimneys” reveals the story behind the story of writing this exciting mystery.

To add to the readers’ pleasures, I have included book discussion questions, a writing activity, and a little gem about how the story came about from the author’s perspective. I have answered the who, why, when, where, and how of the book. And here is a peek into the story.

A young detective volunteering at an archeological dig in turkey embarks on another adventure where she must unravel an ancient mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys. Amateur sleuth Annie Tillery has been warned to stay away from Nevshehir, Turkey, where she is heading to meet her boyfriend, Ty Egan, and Cedric Zeeks, Ty’s best friend.

Intent on helping the two excavate an archeological site where they hope to link human remains to the first African ancestors, Annie does her best to shake her foreboding feelings as her plane lands in Istanbul and she prepares to embark on her next adventure .But when a stranger claims he is there to pick her up and then disappears once he sees Ty, Annie is immediately thrown back into worry mode—especially after Ty tells her there is unexplained tension surrounding the dig and she receives a threatening note at the hotel. Still, as the three head to Nevshehir, Annie is buoyed by the excitement surrounding ancient Turkey and the possibility of uncovering secrets.

The dig is plagued by accidents and theft, however, and the three friends, assisted by the head archeologist’s twins, must search the ancient city of Istanbul and the caves of fantastic Cappadocia to find who is sabotaging their work.

In this young adult thriller, detective Annie Tillery must once again walk on a dangerous path in an attempt to unravel a complicated mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys.

5 Stars: Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI.

Annie Tillery Mysteries book three ‘Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys’ can be summed up as Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI. A mystery unfolds amidst a mix of ancient history and modern innovation, in an ageless Eastern country where time moves at a camel’s pace.

Dedicated research by author Linda Maria Frank leaves no stone unturned while great description text transports the reader to the streets of Turkey with it mosques and minarets, towers and modern buildings. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “Water droplets plunked into the pool from the vaulted ceiling. After the heat of the bazaar and the street chase, it was deliciously cool. Ornate columns with carved capitals supported the ceiling. The bases were decorated with animal and human figures. There were a few visitors, but the enormity of the space muffled their conversations.”

Strong characters with great dialog bring us to dusty archeological site in one of the oldest towns in human history called Catalhoyuk. Nothing can explain it better than this quote: “We were in a valley of shapes I couldn’t believe were not made by humans, humans with a fabulous imagination. Conical formations called fairy chimneys in various sizes spread away from us in every direction. The color of bleached bones, they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay-like soil. The air shimmered from the heat. I could smell the odor of clay mixed with a faint herbal scent that must have come from the brush.”

Cosponsors from Vermont University are looking for a DNA connection between residents of Catalhoyuk and our original nomadic ancestors in Africa. Annie Tillery and her team go to work excavating this archeological site, with all the inherit dangers and a mystery brings out the detective in Annie.

From the spell of a Ouija board to a magical balloon ride in the sky nothing is lost as this time and space makes all their senses come alive with amazing black and white graphics that bring the main characters to life.

Students and young adults of all ages will enjoy Annie Tillery Mysteries. Although a series each book is unique and stands alone with no need to read in a particular sequence.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Review by Dan Mariani Author of Bicycling With A Purpose: Shift Gears to Lower Stress, The Road to Chapulepec Park: Surviving The Big Freeze. 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great addition to the Annie Tillery Mysteries Series! Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020. Verified Purchase. Eloquently written young adult mystery story that adults will like too!

Follow Annie has she uncovers clues leading to mysterious crimes at a dig outside Istanbul. Fast-paced page turner that will keep you engaged and satisfied with its intricate plot.

Just when I thought I knew whodunit the plot thickened and sent me off in another direction. The twists and turns were well-placed throughout and kept the narrative whole.

If you haven’t read a Frank mystery this is a good one to start with. You won’t be disappointed!

I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy well-crafted stories that make you think and where you can learn something new along the way.

Review by Kindle Customer: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. This is a page-turning, fun filled, nail-biting, adventure. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2019. Verified Purchase. It was great fun to write, and I love getting accolades from my readers. One 60ish lady was angry at me, because she stayed up until 3AM. She couldn’t put it down. Don’t really know why Amazon wanted me to review my own book, but what the heck.

Product Details:
Paperback: 422 Pages
Publisher: Bowker (July 15, 2019)
Language: English
Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
Mysteries (Detective)
Grade Level: 5th-10th
Reading Level: 9-15 Years

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Message From Linda Maria Frank: Hello, fellow mystery lovers. As a teacher of forensic science for almost 20 years, I decided to create mysteries around the science I found most interesting. I also wanted to create a smart, edgy, young female detective to solve my cases. The result was Annie Tillery. I like to call my books “Nancy Drew meets CSI”. My books capture, not only my love of mystery and science, but those things I found most exciting in life; sailing, falling in love, and my fascination with New York City.

Currently, I am living on Long Island and working hard to promote my books.

The third Annie Tillery mystery, Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys, revolves around another topic I find fascinating, and that is archaeology. It takes place in Turkey. This story is packed with heart stopping page turning drama.

The latest book, The Mystery of the Lost Avenger, investigates a cold case involving Annie’s great grandmother who was a test pilot for Grumman Aviation during WWII. Go back in time to solve an unexplained plane crash involving sabotage and great grandma, Charlotte Wheeler and her fighter pilot fiancé.

Stay tuned for more thrilling and dangerous adventures for Annie and that oh-so-sexy Ty.

AN EXPLANATION OF THE AWARDS

The Author Show Awards1, 2.4.and 7) – are writing contests. The winning entries appear in an anthology, “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”.

The Top Female Writers Award (6) is based on an entry the author chooses to submit of their writing.

The other awards are for individual books I submitted to various contests.

The first award I received was “Rising Star” for “The Madonna Ghost”, awarded by iUniverse, the original publisher.

  • 2013 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
  • 2014 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
  • 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards Red Ribbon Winner, “Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys”
  • 2016 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
  • 2017 Finalist, Book Excellence Awards, “Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys”
  • 2018 The Authors Show Top Female Author
  • 2018 The Authors Show, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
  • 2019 First Place, Royal Dragonfly Book Award, “Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery”
  • 2019 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite, “Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery”
  • 201 Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite, “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”.

Book Awards: Young Adults/Teen: Linda Maria Frank, New York
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Secrets In The Fairy Chimney’s Prologue by Linda Maria Frank
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Articles by Author Jon Cocks

Australian Author Jon Cocks!

The 1915 Armenian Genocide Is The Setting for ‘Angel of Aleppo’.
Compares To Chris Bohjalian’s ‘The Sandcastle Girls’.
Story Highlights The Injustices And Cruelties Of The Armenian Genocide.

Angel Of Aleppo Is A Story For Today…

My novel Angel of Aleppo is a story for today, despite it being set over a hundred years ago. While it is ultimately about how the power of love allows survival against well-nigh impossible circumstance, it is also about the perennial suffering of the small and relatively helpless against the juggernaut of persecution and exploitation.

There is little material gain to be had as a return on providing help for Armenia, an uncomfortable truth that concerns small, unimportant nations and their human rights. Every living Armenian is affected to this day by the unaccounted-for mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-22 by Ottoman Empire Turks and their hired Kurdish thugs, their surviving community ignored in the wash-up by the Versailles powerbrokers and border-bargainers.

Modern-day Turks deny their crimes against Armenians of a century ago and the leaders of the civilised world do little to call them and their lapdogs in Azerbaijan out over continued neo-genocidal behaviours against Armenia. And because of the accident of oil around Baku that enriches the Azeris, they can get away with it.

For many centuries the Armenian homeland sat at the crossroads of East and West on the Silk Road between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, invaded and conquered time and time again to the point that Armenians no longer owned their own sovereign land, but found themselves by the nineteenth century spread diaspora-style throughout the Ottoman Empire, and in locations ranging from Venice to Paris.

Interior Talaat Pasha ordered the long-planned, systematic killings of Armenians to begin on April 24, 1915, murders that would continue throughout Anatolia for the duration of World War One and beyond it. Talaat’s twisted motives included a desire for ethnic cleansing and removal of the non-Islamic element of Ottoman society. It echoed on a much broader scale the massacres in Armenian village quarters throughout the latter stages of the nineteenth century ordered by the increasingly demented Sultan Abdul Hamid II, before the political rise of the ‘Young Turks’ consigned the aged ruler to figurehead status only.

After the Ottoman surrender to the Allies in 1918, the sole undefeated Ottoman General Mustafa Kemal rallied the surviving troops in Anatolia and single-mindedly called on them to resist the Versailles-ordained break-up of the Ottoman Empire. Significant in Kemal’s actions from 1919-22 was the continued murdering of Armenians, while resisting British, French, Italian and Greek occupation and stealing untold amounts of ancestral Armenian family property and gold.

When opening his inaugural Turkish Republic parliament as its founding president, Kemal drilled into his Cabinet of fellow war criminals the maxim that in the coming years there would be accusations about mass killings of Armenians, but the official position would be: bad things happen in war. This became the official Turkish position, and it has remained the same since then.

International indifference to Armenia became set in stone after the collapse of the Treaty of Sevres in 1920. Instead of Armenia being guaranteed fair borders, independent nation status and their own homeland in what was once an ancient empire to rival that of Rome, Armenia’s under-sized, short-lived, land-locked republic of 1920 was incorporated into the new USSR.

In addition, Joseph Stalin, oblivious to the truths of Armenian history, bribed stateless Tartar tribes around the Caspian Sea with the ancestral Armenian lands of Artsakh immediately east of modern Armenia, from then on to be part of new Soviet member republic Azerbaijan.

The pan-Turkic people of Baku and surrounds took the bone that Stalin threw them. They began increasingly methodical acts of cultural genocide over the century that followed, erasing the truth, obliterating evidence of Armenian culture from the map by vandalising ancient Armenian Christian relics and monasteries of Artsakh. Azeri persecution of Armenians in this territory has continued until the present.

Nowadays, the very word ‘genocide’ is banned from verbal discourse in Türkiye. In January 2007 Turkish-Armenian journalist and reconciliation advocate Hrant Dink was murdered for daring to suggest genocide recognition. His killer walked free.

By the genocide’s 2015 centenary some 28 European and South American nations had acknowledged the Turkish atrocities as genocide, each provoking anger in Ankara. On the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide commemoration, under intense American-Armenian diasporan lobbying, US President Biden proclaimed: ‘each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide.’ But American recognition is foiled by the NATO alliance and its geopolitically driven military presence in the Republic of Türkiye.

Continued anti-Armenian aggression from Türkiye and its puppet-ally Azerbaijan and absence of interest from neoliberal agenda-driven global mainstream media come as no surprise, but Azerbaijan’s 2020 September 27 to November 10 war, a military action backed by Türkiye, was a modern-day outrage of genocidal intent of which only a minimal percentage of the greater world population was even aware. With Syrian mercenaries allegedly on a pro rata bounty based on Armenians killed, the Azeris succeeded in taking back lands between Artsakh and Armenia lost in the 1991-94 territorial war following the breakup of the Soviet Union.

The sole road through Azerbaijan in and out of Armenia, known as the Lachin Corridor, was blocked in mid-December 2022 by Azeri troops, cynically characterising themselves as ‘concerned environmentalists’. It denied Armenians in Artsakh food, medical supplies and even running water, ultimately driving most of them from their homes.

On February 22, 2023, the International Court of Justice ruled that Azerbaijan should guarantee free movement along the Lachin Corridor, but – unlike the Ukrainian struggle against Russian invasion – no practical international assistance was forthcoming. The United States and France criticised Azerbaijan’s establishment of a checkpoint on the Lachin Corridor and called for free movement of people and commerce along the route. Both nations confined themselves to mild diplomatic rebukes over these flagrant abuses of human rights.

Azerbaijan succeeded by late 2023 in ousting the majority of Arsakh’s 120,000 population, which forced neighbouring Armenia to accommodate somehow an immediate and sudden refugee population explosion.

Armenia is under mounting pressure in the east from Azerbaijan’s dictator Ilham Aliyev, who wants to create a checkpoint-free east-west corridor through Armenia’s southern-most Syunik province to its exclave Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Aliyev is adept at rewriting history in his pronouncements, brazenly insisting that centuries-old ancestral Armenian lands were always those of Azerbaijan, despite the latter only being an actual independent nation since the 1990 Soviet breakup. And Türkiye sits on the other side of Armenia, behind a border closed for than a hundred years, cynically monitoring the small, impoverished republic’s increasingly desperate struggles to remain independent.

My novel tells a story of one woman against a backdrop of genocide. But every Armenian family has a story. My desire is for readers who love a compelling story to embrace mine and become advocates for some justice for Armenia.

About Jon Cocks: Jon Cocks taught secondary Drama and English for many years. Angel of Aleppo, a Story of the Armenian Genocide is his first full-length novel. He has unpublished cartoon strips, a long list of credits in community theatre, a long-running TV ad, several one-act plays written for students and a novella about being a teacher called Duty of Care. Other than an enduring love affair with his Armenian-born wife Lilit, Jon loves books, theatre, movies, the Adelaide Crows, cricket, and wine.

Angel of Aleppo by Jon Cocks.

A Story of the Armenian Genocide.

Soldiers murder her mother. They force her from the family home.

Anoush must endure a death march through unforgiving desert, as Armenian refugees perish all about her, some of the million-plus whose blood forever stains the hands of the Ottoman Turks and the souls of their descendants.

Courageously keeping her small group of neighbourhood women together, Anoush endures the brutish guards driving a massive column of women, children, and old men south from Anatolia through Aleppo to the Mesopotamian desert. She learns to nurse against all odds in a city overflowing with diseased and starving refugees. She becomes the Angel of Aleppo.

In the years that follow, can she find the will to be the woman her mama raised her to be? Can she summon the strength to care?

From Anatolia to Aleppo and beyond, through the outrages and injustices of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Angel of Aleppo, a Story of the Armenian Genocide is about losing everything but the healing power of love.

Review by Literary Titan: Emotionally charged historical fiction that feels like it’s a true story… the writing is wonderful.

Review by Glam Adelaide: Reads like a thriller except that, tragically, it is based on truth…belongs on the big screen…How can so many of us not know about this?

Review by Readers’ Favorite: A must-read for readers who enjoy historical fiction. I found it absolutely riveting and highly recommend it.

5 Stars: “For without love, where are we?”

‘Angel of Aleppo’ is a profoundly thought-provoking account that speaks to the horror of the Armenian Genocide, which preceded Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust.

Author Jon Cocks demonstrates his impeccable research, as even today, there are those in Turkey who still deny their own history. With clarity of mind, heart, and soul this author masterfully brings his readers back to 1915. This story is so intense, the scenes so clear, your mind will act as the silver screen. For those of us who will never travel to the War Memorial on North Terrace in Adelaide, South Australia, Jon Cocks is on a mission to honor the estimated 1.5 million Armenians who were tortured and killed. Adelaide’s memorial is like the Cenotaph in London. It carries the names of fallen SA soldiers. Anoush goes there as it is the only place, she can think of to honour Thomas, who was a belated war casualty.

It is important for you to know that ‘Angel of Aleppo’ was inspired by the author’s wife Lilit’s grandmother Anoush, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, who lost her own mother in 1915. Every living Armenian remains affected by the genocide, now four generations ago.

As you read ‘Angel of Aleppo’ you will be reminded that “Faith’s light can lift the darkest soul. Faith’s fire can warm the coldest heart. Faith, it is said, can move mountains.”

I invite you to walk alongside a nurse named Anoush, as this is her story. Watch her bring love and compassion to others, as horrific events unfold around her. ‘Angel of Aleppo’ is a brutally honest account that will stir deep emotion. It should serve as a stark reminder not to cover up or deny history.

The author has placed a wonderful glossary of Armenian, Turkish and German words at the end of this book. I suggest you familiarize yourself with it before you begin reading.

Jon Cocks taught secondary Drama and English for many years. He has unpublished cartoon strips, a long list of credits in community theatre, a long-running TV ad, several one-act plays written for students, and a novella about being a teacher called ‘Duty of Care’. Other than an enduring love affair with his Armenian-born wife Lilit, Jon loves books, theatre, movies, the Adelaide Crows, cricket, and wine.

I highly recommend this book to those of you who want to know history and also those of you who are determined to teach upcoming generations about the horror of genocide and the value of faith.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

From the Author: The story of Angel of Aleppo was inspired by my Armenian wife Lilit’s own grandmother Anoush, who witnessed a Turkish soldier murder her own mother in 1915. Few Australians know the other April 1915 story, the April 24, 1915 slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, initially smoke-screened by the Dardanelles campaign. Turkish leaders instigated a long-formulated plan to begin murdering Armenians, because the world’s attention was on the Dardanelles. Few Australians know of Armenia, let alone the unacknowledged genocide that tortures its national soul. Once I had come to understand the Australian connection, and mindful – in June 2014 – that the 2015 centenary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide was looming, the idea to stage a play formed in my mind. The Armenian Cultural Association of SA worked with me in Adelaide to stage my 75-minute play to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in 2015. The play’s action centred around a confrontation at the SA War Memorial on North Tce between an elderly Armenian woman and an elderly Turkish man on the fiftieth anniversary of the genocide: April 24, 1965. After the group performed the play successfully in Adelaide and to great acclaim for two performances in Sydney, Lilit and I agreed that the journey was not over. I decided to build on Anoush and write the novel.

Anoush is inspired by Lilit’s grandmother, an indomitable woman who survived the genocide, lived into her eighties and imbued love, respect and family values into every one of her 37 grandchildren. The character is sixteen when a nightmarish day changes her life forever. She suffers alone and as a part of the greater Armenian suffering, but draws on the strength of her family background in her darkest moments to prevail. I began crafting the narrative of my literary Anoush’s youthful trials during 1915-19, beginning by fleshing out experiences alluded to in her character’s dialogue from the play. A great deal of research followed in the next year and there were numerous artistic choices made. Angel has a number of cameo appearances by characters who were real life historical figures, e.g., US President Woodrow Wilson. In those instances, I research their lives and study photos of them, looking for clues to their characters in their faces. In the case of characters who are literary constructs, like Anoush, I imbue them with character-appropriate physical qualities and personality traits from actual people I know or have known. I have an image of a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed woman in my head, which no artist can realise to my satisfaction. That is why there is no image of Anoush on the cover.

The novel’s ongoing theme is the outrage that was the Armenian Genocide and the lack of recognition of it by the successors of its perpetrators. The fact that the Armenian Genocide was the first Genocide of the twentieth century is an indictment upon every overly ambitious leader who ever pulled on a jackboot and donned medals before ordering his army to murder civilians. Mass killings of people because of race or colour or other ideological and/or religious obsession are a stain what constitutes civilisation. They make a mockery of what ‘civil’ means. Those who do not study history, so the truism goes, are doomed to repeat its mistakes. And there is no shortage of well-fed, middle-aged men with imperatorial ambitions not averse to throwing the weight of their armed forces about to make an ideological point. And on a less murderous scale, but no less iniquitous, are the many neo-conservative leaders abroad today who, with the financial support and particular concerns of their billionaire friends as influences, use government machinery and ideological justification to deny a decent living to large sectors of their populations. Social justice is a commodity sorely lacking in this post-modern world of materialist obsession that so often overshadows simple humanity.

And this brings me to the most important theme of all, that of love, an emotion so enduring and so powerful in its purest form that it can prevail against the most appalling disasters and hateful crimes. Anoush suffers like few have suffered, but the power of the love in her heart sees her through. For without love, were, are we?

Review by Dean Chavooshian: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. “I pray and ask why innocent people must die for no reason”. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2021. This is a story that must be told! A story that has been denied – but should never be forgotten. A story that is a window into the human condition of love and hate. A story of strength in the long, dark, shadow of despair. A story that altered the trajectory of world history.

Jon Cocks has written a masterful book titled Angel of Aleppo, chronicling the life and deeds of a nurse named Anoush who survives the real-life horrors of a meaningless war. In 1915, during World War 1, the Ottoman government of Turkey orchestrated the first genocide of the twentieth century against their Armenian population. It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians were sought out, round up, unmercifully killed, and forced to endure endless death marches through the desert where they died of starvation or worse. It is well known in 1939 that Adolf Hitler said “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians” – paving the way for the horrors of the Holocaust.

The reader follows the life of a nurse named Anoush as she witnesses all these horrific events, including the brutal murder of her mother. She unselfishly helps others and becomes the embodiment of love, compassion and understanding, reaching mythical status as the Angel of Aleppo. The writing is compelling and deep with emotion, so much so that I needed to put the book down from time to time to catch my breath and remember how cruel life can be.

As a second-generation Armenian myself, I have heard all the stories of death and survival from my grandparents on both sides. They struggled for years to make their way west to America and start a new life, although my grandfather on my father’s side was so embittered, he joined the French Foreign Legion to go back to Turkey. In America, and in all diaspora locations, Armenians persevered mightily and maintained their rich culture. The protagonist Anoush exhibited a similar deep inner strength to endure even the harshest of life’s events – with dignity and purpose.

I hope many people read Jon’s book to help better understand a piece of forgotten history, still denied by Turkey today. He has done an admirable job in his research. I hope many people read Jon’s book as a vivid reminder that compassion trumps hate. It’s a theme worth remembering always. I also hope the book is appreciated for its rich and captivating prose.

Review by Irene Korsten: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Dramatic and startling read. Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2021. I highly recommend Angel of Aleppo. Jon’s research and writing are second to none. His heart and soul are clearly embedded in this story. A difficult and important subject matter (one that is sadly, not being acknowledged as it should be across the globe) handled incredibly well.

From the Author: The story of Angel of Aleppo was inspired by my Armenian wife Lilit’s own grandmother Anoush, who witnessed a Turkish soldier murder her own mother in 1915. Few Australians know the other April 1915 story, the April 24, 1915, slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, initially smoke-screened by the Dardanelles campaign. Turkish leaders instigated a long-formulated plan to begin murdering Armenians, because the world’s attention was on the Dardanelles. Few Australians know of Armenia, let alone the unacknowledged genocide that tortures its national soul. Once I had come to understand the Australian connection, and mindful – in June 2014 – that the 2015 centenary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide was looming, the idea to stage a play formed in my mind. The Armenian Cultural Association of SA worked with me in Adelaide to stage my 75-minute play to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in 2015. The play’s action centered around a confrontation at the SA War Memorial on North Tce between an elderly Armenian woman and an elderly Turkish man on the fiftieth anniversary of the genocide: April 24, 1965. After the group performed the play successfully in Adelaide and to great acclaim for two performances in Sydney, Lilit and I agreed that the journey was not over. I decided to build on Anoush and write the novel.

Anoush is inspired by Lilit’s grandmother, an indomitable woman who survived the genocide, lived into her eighties, and imbued love, respect, and family values into every one of her 37 grandchildren. The character is sixteen when a nightmarish day changes her life forever. She suffers alone and as a part of the greater Armenian suffering but draws on the strength of her family background in her darkest moments to prevail. I began crafting the narrative of my literary Anoush’s youthful trials during 1915-19, beginning by fleshing out experiences alluded to in her character’s dialogue from the play. A great deal of research followed in the next year and there were numerous artistic choices made. Angel has a number of cameo appearances by characters who were real life historical figures, e.g., US President Woodrow Wilson. In those instances, I research their lives and study photos of them, looking for clues to their characters in their faces. In the case of characters who are literary constructs, like Anoush, I imbue them with character-appropriate physical qualities and personality traits from actual people I know or have known. I have an image of a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed woman in my head, which no artist can realize to my satisfaction. That is why there is no image of Anoush on the cover.

The novel’s ongoing theme is the outrage that was the Armenian Genocide and the lack of recognition of it by the successors of its perpetrators. The fact that the Armenian Genocide was the first Genocide of the twentieth century is an indictment upon every overly ambitious leader who ever pulled on a jackboot and donned medals before ordering his army to murder civilians. Mass killings of people because of race or colour or other ideological and/or religious obsession are a stain what constitutes civilisation. They make a mockery of what ‘civil’ means. Those who do not study history, so the truism goes, are doomed to repeat its mistakes. And there is no shortage of well-fed, middle-aged men with imperatorial ambitions not averse to throwing the weight of their armed forces about to make an ideological point. And on a less murderous scale, but no less iniquitous, are the many neo-conservative leaders abroad today who, with the financial support and particular concerns of their billionaire friends as influences, use government machinery and ideological justification to deny a decent living to large sectors of their populations. Social justice is a commodity sorely lacking in this post-modern world of materialist obsession that so often overshadows simple humanity.

And this brings me to the most important theme of all, that of love, an emotion so enduring and so powerful in its purest form that it can prevail against the most appalling disasters and hateful crimes. Anoush suffers like few have suffered, but the power of the love in her heart sees her through. For without love, were, are we?

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Publisher: ‎JC Books (May 8, 2021)
Language: ‎English
Fiction (Cultural Heritage)
Historical (Armenian Genocide Fiction Based On Truth)

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About Jon Cocks: Jon Cocks taught secondary Drama and English for many years. Angel of Aleppo, a Story of the Armenian Genocide is his first full-length novel. He has unpublished cartoon strips, a long list of credits in community theatre, a long-running TV ad, several one-act plays written for students and a novella about being a teacher called Duty of Care. Other than an enduring love affair with his Armenian-born wife Lilit, Jon loves books, theatre, movies, the Adelaide Crows, cricket and wine.

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Articles By Author Chris Karlsen

I spent nineteen of my twenty-five years in law enforcement as a detective. Long before I became a police officer, I wanted to be a writer. But I feared it wasn’t a practical profession and lacked the confidence to an attempt at it. Shortly after I retired from law enforcement, I found the courage to try my hand writing a story that I had floated around in my imagination for years. I started taking classes to learn the craft and began my first book at the same time.

When I went to conferences and seminars the same question was asked: why don’t I write a cop story? I never had the desire to write a contemporary one murder/suspense. I enjoy a good police story as much as anyone. My favorite authors in the genre are Mike Connelly and Joe Wambaugh. I just didn’t want to take that road.

I love history and began a series of historical romances involving time travel. While writing that series I got the idea for an old-fashioned detective. I’d visited England and London many times. I knew he’d work in London and I couldn’t think of a better setting for murder/suspense than Victorian England. From that idea, Detective Rudyard Bloodstone (Ruddy) was created.

When I started the Bloodstone series, it hadn’t occurred to me how much of my personal experience as a detective would influence the stories. I used my years of interviewing suspects to enhance the mindset(s) of the killers. I found including the POV of the antagonists added a lot of interesting aspects to their characters. They remained villains, but they weren’t flat, black and white ones.

In the first book, Silk, Detective Bloodstone must battle politics and the class structure while pursuing his suspect. In Snifter of Death, the second book, he and his partner find themselves investigating a killer that is the last person anyone would suspect. In my latest book, A Venomous Love, there are two villains. An added twist to the case is the murderer’s use of a most unusual weapon.

My detective experience became important in the execution of Ruddy’s investigations. Silk is set in 1888, Snifter of Death in 1889 and A Venomous Love in 1890. He literally has no forensic science to help him. With each murder, I had to walk the scene with him, observe with him, and consider what could possibly serve as a clue. To stay true to the period, I had to strip away everything I knew from modern investigations and fall back on old fashioned police work.

Detectives everywhere, and over time, have all handled the occasional bizarre case. One of the main elements of A Venomous Love is the weapon used. It is based on an actual event related to me years ago by a London police officer friend of mine. The setting, the time period of the story, and the weapon add a colorful angle.

I found the challenge of writing a cop story with a Victorian setting surprisingly fun. Detective Bloodstone has become my favorite character to write. I love filling his world with people from all walks of life in that period. He definitely will get more cases to solve in the near future. 

I am currently working on a fourth book in the Bloodstone series called, Killer Friends. It should be ready for publication sometime the middle or fall of next year.

Article Date: 11-18-2023

*****

Author Chris Karlsen Is Internationally Published!

The Bloodstone Murder Series!

Silk by Chris Karlsen.

The Bloodstone Series Book 1.

It is the time of Jack the Ripper; the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England.

The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him. In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find.

Inter departmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles.

Review: I don’t read mysteries anymore. I don’t care who did it, so I don’t bother with mysteries unless they offer a good deal more than just a puzzle. Silk is so much more. The setting and the detective insinuate themselves into your psyche. Like silk, they slip and slide into the crevices of your mind, softly caress your pleasure centers, and make you want more. The recalcitrant and grumpy Bloodstone earns your affection without wanting it or trying for it and the city casts a spell that carries you along so subtlety, you have no idea you’ve been hooked until the end when you’re left bereft and wanting more.

Lovely. Thoroughly engaging. Actually, cared about the mystery a bit, which is saying something. Bloodstone has joined Holmes, Wolfe, and Marlowe in my pantheon of detectives I love.

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Paperback: 322 Pages
Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 10, 2019)
Language: English
Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers

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Snifter Of Death by Chris Karlsen.

The Bloodstone Series Book 2.

The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner.

They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn’t actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings.

Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.

Also, the rivalry between him and his detective nemesis at London’s other police department was intensifying. That

nemesis was the boxing champion of their department and looking to challenge Rudyard, who never trained as a boxer.

Besides Rudyard’s pride being at stake, and the pride of his station, his nemesis also had in his possession a scandalous photograph of the woman Rudyard cares very much for. The new lady in Rudyard’s life had captured his heart and he’d fight the devil himself to save her reputation.

Review: The beguiling Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone is back in a sequel to the Bloodstone Series, vol. one: Silk.

Inspector Rudyard’s story continues with a tale of a summer gone agley: men of stature are dropping dead all around him, women are being terrorized by a knife-wielding Stocking Sniffer, a competitor / colleague is looking to pulp his face in, and there are two women in his life: ’nuff said.

Both his professional and personal lives are full of complications and every time you think Ruddy might have a solution, something else goes awry.

But it’s not all dark; some of the complications in his life are downright funny, like those posed by his dog and the neighbor boy.

Book Two of Ruddy is even better than the first; whether you love murder mysteries, nineteenth-century England, strong handsome protagonists, or fascinating killers, you’ll love Snifter. Highly recommended.

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Paperback: 392 Pages
Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 11, 2019)
Language: English
Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers

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A Venomous Love by Chris Karlsen.

The Bloodstone Series Book 3.

A Venomous Love, won the ‘Global Grand Prize’ in the thriller/suspense category last year (2021) from Chanticleer Reviews.

The killer whispered- “A pretty damsel…worth a pretty risk.

“It’s 1890. A veteran, Detective Rudyard Bloodstone has fought a brutal battle and witnessed war horrors that haunt his nightmares. Now one of those horrors has followed him home from Africa.

A vicious predator, the Cape cobra, can kill a man in thirty minutes. A suspect using the snake as a weapon in robberies is terrorizing London. When the crimes escalate into murder, a victim’s daughter, Honoria Underhill, becomes the focus of the killer.

After several attempts on her life, Scotland Yard threatens to take over the high-profile case. With few leads to follow, Bloodstone and his partner must now fight department politics and catch the killer before Underhill becomes another murder victim.

5 Stars: ‘A Venomous Love’ is book three in The Bloodstone Series. Each book stands alone, so I invite you to begin reading.

One appealing nature of ‘A Venomous Love’ is the historical snapshots of the Victorian period, where main character Detective Rudyard Bloodstone conducts his investigations. The book opens in London, April 1890.

This period in history finds Detective Rudyard Bloodstone severely limited in his ability to solve crimes. No fancy labs or DNA testing. The perplexing case of a thief using an extremely deadly method to steal valuables from his victims, has Detective Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner Detective Archie Holbrook putting their collective, raw detective skills to the test. With Scotland Yard breathing down their necks, the clock is ticking, and another murder is simply a matter of time.

Author Chris Karlsen (retired police detective) gives us an excerpt from ‘A Venomous Love’:

…Puzzled, Ruddy asked, “You say the body is still in the chapel?

…Couldn’t the nurse bring an exam table to put him on and start treatment?”

…“She did. Young and I attempted to help but he suffered violent convulsions. Because the hospital is for children, they don’t have restraints. The head nurse instructed us to leave him back on the floor. She was afraid he’d fall off the table.”

…“Makes sense.” The time-frame of Underhill’s death didn’t make sense. At minimum it usually took an hour and more often, hours for the venom to kill. A horrible thought occurred to Ruddy. What if it was a different suspect with a different lethal snake? “But he died while you were still here?”

…“Yes. He convulsed brutally hard a few more times and an excessive amount of drool came out his mouth. Then he lost consciousness. A nurse put a blanket over him and a pillow under his head. He died as she was making him comfortable.”

…“Strange. This is abnormally fast even for cobra venom.” Flanders stepped up on Ruddy’s right. “What is it, constable?”

…“Shall I leave you to start my search?” Flanders asked.

…“Yes. Collect anything, and I mean anything, you find that looks out of the ordinary,” Archie told him. “This case is so unusual we can’t be sure what is important and what isn’t.”

…The nurse led them to the curtained-off bed. Honoria Underhill lay on her side softly sobbing. Her legs were curled up so she fit on the short bed meant for a child. The nurses had covered her with a blanket. When she saw Ruddy and Archie, she sat up and swung her legs down to the side of the bed.

…“Yes. We know this is traumatic for you but we need to ask you to repeat what happened with as much detail as you can recall,” Ruddy told her.

…“I understand.” Her shoulders trembled. She buried her fists in her skirt and kept her head down as she fought to control her emotions.

…Ruddy brought the conversation back to the crime. “Did the suspect say anything when he attacked?”

…“’A pretty little damsel, worth a pretty risk,’ he said as he rushed toward us. Then he leapt at me with the snake in hand inches from my face. Father pushed me out of the man’s reach and stepped be- tween us. My father tried to knock the man’s hand away and swatted at the animal.”

…She dabbed at her nose again and then offered the handkerchief back to Archie who waved off the return. “It happened so fast,” Honoria continued. “In the time it took me to blink, the snake’s throat blew outward, like a fan opening.” She demonstrated the action with her hands. “A second later it lunged and struck.”

The story has a unique twist, a well-thought-out plot, and interesting characters that will keep you turning the page. If you like crime mysteries, I encourage you to purchase this book, and the entire ‘The Bloodstone Series’.

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Paperback: 340 Pages
Publisher: Independently published (January 18, 2020)
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A Venomous Love, won the ‘Global Grand Prize’
in the thriller/suspense category last year (2021) from Chanticleer Reviews.

The Bloodstone Series:
Silk – Snifter of Death – Choosing Heart or Home
by Chris Karlsen

Three Exciting and thrilling stories which follow the Victorian detective, Rudyard Bloodstone.

Silk: It is the time of Jack the Ripper; the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him. In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Inter departmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles.

Snifter of Death: The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner. They had a sexual pervert loose terrifying women. Far more serious were the murders of influential me, which appeared random with little in common other than they were all killed by arsenic poisoning. Never had Bloodstone and his partner had cases with so little evidence. On top of working the difficult murders, Rudyard has a new lady who captured his heart….a clever, beautiful, and talented lady with a scandalous past.

Choosing Heart or Home: The widowed Queen Victoria reigns over an empire on which “the sun never sets.” London is bright with holiday decorations. Detective Rudyard Bloodstone has grown homesick for his Wales and his family there. He makes plans to see his parents and thinks it is the perfect time to introduce Honeysuckle Flowers, the lovely actress he adores. Once home, nothing goes as he envisioned. His mother disapproves of Honeysuckle’s profession and tells Rudyard he is welcome but not his lady. He must choose between the woman who owns his heart and home and the family he loves

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Publisher: ‎Books to Go Now (February 21, 2019)
Language: ‎English
Romance (Historical)
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Mysteries (Suspense)
Mystery Anthologies
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Thriller and Suspense Fiction

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Bonus Book!

Choosing Home or Heart by Chris Karlsen.

Holiday Romance (Single Book-Not In Series)!

This is a Christmas story where my Victorian detective from the series, Rudyard Bloodstone, goes home to Wales for the holidays and to introduce his lady love to his family. No murder, just a warm-hearted holiday novella)

London: Christmas, 1889

The widowed Queen Victoria reigns over an empire on which the “sun never sets,” and London is bright with holiday decorations. Detective Rudyard Bloodstone’s career is moving along well as Holborn Station’s lead investigator. And, his year had gotten even better when he met London’s celebrated music hall star, Honeysuckle Flowers.

As he and his lady embark on celebrating the holidays, Rudyard grows homesick for Wales and his family there. He makes plans to see his parents and thinks it is the perfect time to introduce Honeysuckle to them. To his unhappy surprise, his mother paints her with a trollop’s brush. His mother is firm: he is loved and missed and most welcome in the family home but not his lady. He must choose between them and to choose means the risk of losing the other.

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Print Length: 94 Pages
Publisher: Books to Go Now (October 14, 2018)
Language: English
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The Love & War Series Are Romances!

The Love and War Series!

Books Written In English, Portuguese and Spanish!

The Ack Ack Girl by Chris Karlsen.

First Book In The Love and War Series.

The Ack Ack Girl won a ‘Distinguished Favorite’ designation from NYC Big Book Awards.

The Ack Ack Girl is a finalist for first prize in military genre from Book Excellence. The winners will be announced sometime this spring 2023.

In 1941, the German war machine had conquered all of Europe, only England remains free. Hitler knows to invade England the Luftwaffe must defeat the Royal Air Force. While under constant attack, the valiant pilots of the RAF manage to keep the enemy from executing an invasion. But the RAF suffers great losses. England is in desperate need of more pilots. As a result, the government takes a huge chance and establishes unique teams of women known as Ack Ack Girls. These women are trained to work anti-aircraft units, freeing men up for other combat details.

The Ack Ack teams are high risk assignments, targeted by enemy bombers and fighter planes. Ack Ack Girls must be courageous and quick-witted. Ava Armstrong is excited to be chosen to be among them. Her anti-aircraft unit borders a major RAF base where several squadrons of pilots are deployed. Chris Fairfield, who earned a Distinguished Flying Cross in the Battle of Britain, is one of pilots stationed by Ava’s unit.

When Ava and Chris’s paths cross, sparks fly. War lends an urgency to life and love. Their romance grows deep and strong despite the danger that surrounds their daily lives. After the men in Chris’s squad see his plane get shot down, Ava is told he went down in flames and cannot have survived.

Logic says the men who were with him that day are right in believing him dead.

Her love says they’re wrong.

Ack Ack Girl Back Cover Blurb: A country under attack and the story of one woman’s fight to protect England and her heart.1941. The German war machine has crushed all of Europe-only England holds fast. To force a surrender, the German Luftwaffe bombs cities and villages the length of the country. As the battle rages, Britain is in desperate need to put more pilots in the air.

To free up more men a new unit is formed: The Ack Ack Girls. These special teams of courageous women will now fight in the anti-aircraft stations. Determined to be part of the effort, Ava Armstrong, volunteers for one of the special teams.

Her unit just happens to be located near an RAF airfield teaming with pilots. Sparks fly, and not just from artillery, when Ava crosses paths with Chris Fairfield, a handsome and cocky pilot stationed there. But nothing is easy in time of war, not even love.

5 Stars: ‘The Ack Ack Girl’ is a World War II Historical Romance by Author Chris Karlsen. This book to be very educational, with a compelling story. We should all respect the bravery of these The “Ack Ack Teams”. They shot down enemy planes from the ground. England did use female teams to ferry planes, cargo, fighters and bombers from the factories to the airfields. That is a different unit entirely and they did not engage enemy planes or participate in combat.

If you love danger, romance and suspense, you will love this first book in the “Love and War’ series by Author Chris Karlsen. I wrestled over what passage of the book to share with you. At first, I thought I would share a wonderful romantic scene, instead I decided to bring you into the war. I quote from Chapter Twelve: December 7, 1941:

…Team members not on duty huddled around the radio in the women’s barracks, listening to the Spike Milligan comedy hour.

…As many women as could fit lounged on the nearest cots, the others sat on the floor with the gunners. Ava adjusted the pillow from her bed against the iron leg of Vera’s cot to cushion the middle of her spine. She’d just got it fixed when the BBC announcer came on.

…“We interrupt this program with an important announcement. The United States and Britain are now at war with the Japanese Empire.”

…All the team members exchanged looks of shock.

…“No, it can’t be,” Vera said, staring at the radio while the announcer continued.

…“At 7:55 this morning, Japan’s long threatened aggression in the Far East began with an air attack on U.S. Naval bases in the Pacific.

…Fresh reports are coming in every minute from Tokyo that Japan has announced a formal declaration of war against both the U.S. and Britain.”

…Fear, deep and soul-crushing gripped, Ava that they might lose the war. Then despair hit her. That brought tears she fought to keep from shedding. She’d fought any acknowledgement that England might lose to Germany. But a war with Japan meant they’d have to defend the British colonies in the East. How? Every able-bodied man not an old-age-pensioner was already serving. Manpower was stretched from Europe to the North Atlantic all the way to Northern Africa.

…“How can we fight on four fronts? We can’t,” Vera asked Tommy.

…Tommy was the oldest and most senior team member. All the others naturally went to him for war advice and analysis.

…Ava wasn’t the only one worried about manpower, which was no relief to her at the moment.

…“Steady on, Vera,” Tommy said. “The Canadians and Aussies have been fighting cheek-to-jowl with us from the start. They’re not going anywhere.”

…Ava thought Tommy’s theory wrong this time. Either the Aussies pull their division from Singapore, leaving the British alone to defend it or they pull divisions from the west. “Their forces aren’t that big. They’ll have to split some off. With this attack on Pearl, the Aussies have to be damned twitchy over a possible invasion by Japan.

…..I wouldn’t blame them for leaving to protect their homeland.”

It is up to you to read this book “Ack Ack Girl” to find out how everything turns out for the “Ack Ack Teams”. The characters come to live in your hands and they are heroic. The Author’s Note at the end of this book is very interesting and the author shares a couple of chapters from her other romance series at the end of this book.

Enjoy all Author Chris Karlsen’s Historical Romance and Historical Romance Suspense Thrillers: “Dark Water Series”, “Knights in Time Series”, “The Bloodstone Series”, and a new single Historical Romance title “Choosing Heart or Home” (warm-hearted holiday novella). Many of Chris Karlsen’s books have a Spanish and/or Portuguese Edition.

I am looking forward to reading Chris Karlsen’s second book in this “Love and War” Series.

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Publisher: Independently published (February 3, 2021)
Language: English
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Moonlight Serenade by Chris Karlsen.

Second Book In The Love and War Series.

It’s 1945. U.S. Marine, Ron Day, has been fighting on island after island in the South Pacific. His company has another brutal battle on the horizon-Okinawa. Ron has been given leave in Melbourne, Australia before shipping out to Okinawa. In Melbourne, he meets Charmaine Sturgis, a gorgeous big band singer. Like so many things that happen in war, they fall in love over the short leave time. …And war steals from us all.

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Knights in Time Romance Series!

Heroes Live Forever by Chris Karlsen.

Knights In Time Book 1.

4 Stars “A grand debut” by Night Owl Romance Reviews. Elinor Hawthorne has in inherited a house that is haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal. A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and is given another chance at life to find her.

5 Stars: Romantic dilemma between a young woman and ghost from the 1300’s.

Author Chris Karlsen is one of my favorite story tellers. Her creative mind takes history, time, characters and story line to a place few have travelled. As a fan of the paranormal, Chris captures my imagine and leaves me wanting more.

In Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time series book 1), we meet Elinor Hawthorne, a remarkable young school teacher. She has who has just inherited Badger Hollow Manor in Norfolk, England (1980), from her grandmother. Elinor has a no-nonsense attitude about ghosts; when she meets and has to share living space with, two medieval knights killed in the 1300’s.

Ladies: If you were to fall in your home, would you prefer to fall into the strong arms of a strong, handsome, ghost knight, or just hit the floor? Elinor’s experience begins an amazing friendship, love story, fantasy, and time travel adventure, you will not want to miss.

The first part of this story will touch your heart and even bring you sadness. The second part of this book will give you a renewed sense the of destiny and timeless love.

The dilemma is between flesh and spirt. Let me bring you into a conversation these two medieval ghost knights, Basil Mandeville and Guy Guiscard are having in Chapter 15.

…After Elinor left that evening, the knights rode to the castle ruins. Neither spoke until they reached the parapet.

…Guy propped himself against the wall and stretched his long legs out in front of him. The night breeze blew leaves over the stones and across where he lay.

…Basil stood, elbows on a crenel and where he had a view of Elinor’s house bathed in the moonlight.

…Guy tilted his head back and closed his eyes. “Do you want to talk about that scene you made over the butcher’s flowers?”

… “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

… “Don’t be evasive. It ill suits you. You’re jealous, although, I cannot fathom why you’d be so upset over a silly gift from some tradesman.”

… “That is ridiculous. I have never been jealous in my life.”

… “If you were cut right now, you’d bleed green. It certainly wasn’t your aesthetic sense that was offended by her display of roses. Admit it, you’re smitten with her.” Guy cracked one eye open and peered at Basil.

… “You’re trying to irritate me.”

…True, he was fond of Elinor, too fond. He enjoyed being with her more than he cared to say, even to Guy.

…However, jealousy was too preposterous to entertain seriously.

… “I will grant I like her very much, but so do you, do you not?” Basil said.

…Guy shifted so they faced each other. “Yes, I like her, enough to wish I’d met her a long, long time ago.” The unexpected confession got Basil’s attention. “Elinor has none of the brittleness I’ve known in many women. She’s a warm, witty, comely lady. She’s also flesh and blood.”

…Uncomfortable under his friend’s scrutiny, Basil turned away and focused on the house again. “Is there a point to this discussion?”

… “She’s a flesh and blood woman with visions for her future.” Guy rose and joined Basil. “You are but a vision of a past flesh and blood man.” He laid his hand on Basil’s shoulder, “Make sure it’s enough for her my friend.” Guy walked away, leaving Basil alone with his thoughts.

Can Basil Manneville compete with Elinor’s human admirer?

I invite you to read Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time series book 1), then turn you attention as I will, to Journey in Time (Knights in Time series book 2) by Chris Karlsen. An internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, satisfying her need to visit places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and France, she used her love of both places as settings for her Knights in Time (5 book) series.

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Journey In Time by Chris Karlsen.

Knights In Time Book 2.

London attorney, Shakira Constantine finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th century-and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guisard, a baron who died in the upcoming battle. If they can’t find a way to return to the 21st Century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.

5 Stars: From Predictable to Well Researched Medieval Drama!

After Enjoying Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time Book 1), I naturally turned to Journey in Time (Knights in Time Book 2). In book two we meet Shakira Constantine, beautiful, independent, successful London attorney. When Shakira meets Alex Lancaster (music producer and playboy), their destiny is intertwined when she accepts him as a client, goes against her own ethics, joining him for a weekend at his cottage in the Gloucestershire countryside.

Nothing could prepare these two for the time travel adventure that carries them back to the medieval 13th century. Twists, Turns, humor, danger, romance, and your own emotions will keep you turning the pages, until they return to the 21st century.

Let me bring you into the story (Chapter 18):

…Shakira cracked open one eye. If she was very, very lucky, this would be Alex’s cottage. If she was very, very unlucky, she’d see the walls of an old Keep. Rough cut, honey colored stone confirmed the worst. She closed her eyes and tried to convince herself she still slept and this was part of a horrible nightmare. She refused to acknowledge the noises that drifted up sounded too authentic for a dream.

…Gates creaked, doors slammed, dogs barked, horses whinnied, geese honked, one after another. Women shouted orders. Young voices answered, followed by the sound of running feet. The sun hadn’t fully appeared on the horizon yet, but castle folk see no reason to be quiet. Their daily life begins when the first bright streaks show themselves.

… “Rocky?” Alex patted her shoulder. “Rocky, we need to get up.”

…Torn, she lay curled and silent. She didn’t want to face waking in 1355, but she definitely didn’t want to believe she dreamt making love to Alex either.”

I invite you to join Shakira (nickname rocky) and Alex (known as Baron Guy Guisard) as they discover how to survive in the 13th medieval century and find their way home. I love this authors characters and story. Author Chris Karlsen will frustrate you at times with her flawed human characters. Your emotions will fluctuate, but in the end, Chris knows what is best. There is a must-read Epilogue.

Each book in the series stand-alone, so you can jump in anytime. The five-book series ‘Knights in Time’ include Heroes Live Forever (Book 1), Journey in Time (Book 2), Knight Blindness (Book 3), In Time for You (Book 4) and Losing Time Book 5). Never fear, there are more paranormal, romance, time travel series written by Chris Karlsen (internationally published author). Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, satisfying her need to visit places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and France, she used her love of both places as settings for her Knights in Time series.

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Language: English
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Knight Blindness by Chris Karlsen.

Knights In Time Book 3.

Given a choice between the pleasant life you knew centuries ago or the possibility of all you want in an uncertain new world, which would you choose? Two men torn through time find themselves in the modern but alien world. Old enemies, one hunting the other, one discovering love, both fighting private battles to survive. Book 3 of The Knights in Time Series Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013. Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital.

Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad. Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. She too is enchanted by him. Tempted to deepen the relationship, she hesitates thinking him adorable, but mad. He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013. French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time. Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.

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In Time For You by Chris Karlsen.

Knights In Time Book 4.

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be with no idea how the tear in time came about. The one thing they do know is they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.

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Losing Time by Chris Karlsen.

Knights In Time Book 5.

Can love survive the wrong time and place?

Felicia Wycliff’s peaceful stroll through the woods turned to disaster when her dachshund bolted after a rabbit. One minute Felicia was running after the determined little dog, the next she was hurled to the ground. Gathering her wits after her tumble, she brushed herself off and continued her pursuit—right into three mounted knights who blocked her path.

They were so authentic looking. They might’ve stepped from the keep of the nearby castle, Elysian Fields. But the old Norman fortress was a ruin and had been for three hundred years.

“Seize her,” the middle knight ordered, the knight who sat tallest in the saddle.

“Let me go.” She fought, striking out when the two knights grabbed her. “Who the deuce are you?”

“I’m the Captain of the Baron’s Guard, and you are trespassing.”

Kidnapped, her confusion and fear consumed her. But when they rode through the gates of Elysian Fields, the castle looking as formidable as the date it was built, her terror exploded.

When she fell she knew exactly where she was. But where the devil had she landed?

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Knights In Time Boxed Set by Chris Karlsen.

Best-selling series, together for the first time in a boxed set.

Three friends…warrior knights, One battle will change their lives, Love will change their worlds.

HEROES LIVE FOREVER: Elinor Hawthorne has inherited a house haunted by two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is literally the knight of her dreams. She never expected to “meet” a ghost face to face let alone fall in love with one. Living the normal life together that they’d want is impossible unless fate

Intervenes: A lifetime later fate does intervene. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman. He is given another chance at life to find her.

JOURNEY IN TIME: The budding romance between London attorney, Shakira Constantine, and her client, Alex Lancaster is put to the test when the couple finds themselves torn through time back to the medieval world. It’s a world Alex has a strong connection to, a connection that will cost him his life unless they can find a way to return to this time. Without him, Shakira is condemned to live in a dangerous medieval world alone.

Together they’ll struggle to discover a way back to the modern world while dealing with the political and social intrigues of 14th Century England. The intrigues of that world all too often work against their efforts to get home.

KNIGHT BLINDNESS: Stephen Palmer, a wounded medieval knight finds himself torn through time from the battlefield to the modern and alien world.

Seriously injured, he now must make his way in a world he has no context for and no knowledge about.

Esme Crippen is hired as his tutor. Love is something he does understand and as the two fall into love, they both must overcome the fact the world thinks him mad with his time-travel talk, including Esme.

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Dark Water Series!

Golden Chariot by Chris Karlsen.

Dark Waters Book 1.

5-Star Review- As with her other books, Chris Karlsen has impeccably researched her topic. Golden Chariot is engaging and full of information and insight. I thoroughly enjoyed this smart, well-written story and am looking forward to reading more from this author. Josie–Night Owl Reviews “Dan Brown underwater! I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic thriller. Charlotte Dashiell, the heroine is a nautical archaeologist with an interesting and unique theory she’s trying to prove. I appreciated the imagination behind her theory. Charlotte engaged me from the beginning where she is caught on a sinking boat to the end of the story.” Seattle Examiner The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy.

Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War. Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black-market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft…after they murder her.

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Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen.

Dangerous Waters Book 2.

The sequel novel to the best-selling, thriller, Golden Chariot. A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.

Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.

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Paperback: 286 Pages
Publisher: Books to Go Now (January 21, 2013)
Language: English
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Spanish Editions by Chris Karlsen.

A Tiempo Para Ti (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Mientras cabalgan por el campo inglés, las hermanas Electra y Emily Crippen se encuentran atrapadas en una brecha en el tiempo. Arrojadas de vuelta a la Inglaterra de 1357 y capturadas por un noble local, están en un lugar que es su hogar pero tan aterrador y desconocido como lo sería un mundo alienígena. Sin tener idea de cómo se produjo el retroceso en el tiempo, lo único que saben es que deben permanecer juntas y cerca de donde ocurrió el suceso con la esperanza de descubrir el camino de regreso a su vida moderna. Esa cierta necesidad de permanecer juntas es la primera certeza que se les quita cuando una hermana se ve obligada a permanecer en Inglaterra y otra es enviada a kilómetros de distancia a Gales por orden real.

Hay otra esperanza de ayuda que las hermanas no saben que existe. Es el amante de Electra, Roger Marchand. Un viajero del tiempo, nunca le contó su pasado. Cuando se da cuenta de lo que les ha pasado a las hermanas, solicita la ayuda de un amigo científico para que le ayude a abrir el presunto paso a través del tiempo. Cualquier esfuerzo para salvar a Electra y Emily probablemente le costará la vida. Esta fue la época de la que vino Roger, una época en la que su país, Francia, estaba en guerra con Inglaterra. Si es descubierto en suelo inglés mientras busca a las hermanas, lo matarán o lo harán prisionero de guerra. Cualquier riesgo merece la pena para salvar la vida de la mujer que ama.

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Ceguera del Caballero (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Ante la elección entre la vida placentera que conociste hace siglos o

la posibilidad de todo lo que quieras en un mundo nuevo e incierto, ¿cuál elegirías?

Dos hombres destrozados a lo largo del tiempo se encuentran en el mundo moderno pero extraño.

Viejos enemigos, uno cazando al otro, uno descubriendo el amor, ambos librando batallas privadas para sobrevivir.

Libro 3 de Los Caballeros en Time Series

Listo para la batalla, el caballero inglés medieval, Stephen Palmer, carga en la línea de caballería del enemigo francés. Escuchando una advertencia dada meses antes, duda al enfrentarse cara a cara con el caballero en la advertencia. Derribado en el año 1356, se encuentra aterrizando en el año 2013.

Gravemente herido, ha sido llevado a un hospital cercano. Confundido por el nuevo mundo que lo rodea, intenta convencer al personal de que es de otro tiempo, sólo para descubrir que piensan que está loco.

Rescatado por amigos que, para su sorpresa, también han llegado a través del tiempo, debe encontrar una manera de desenvolverse en esta extraña Inglaterra moderna. Le encanta el carácter de Esme Crippen, la joven contratada para darle clases particulares. Ella también está encantada con él. Tentada a profundizar la relación, ella duda en pensar que él es adorable, pero loco.

Debe descubrir los medios para hacerla creer la verdad, mientras tanto, desconocido para él, no se presentó a tiempo. El caballero enemigo también ha viajado hasta 2013.

El noble francés Roger Marchand no cuestiona por qué el caballero inglés que le acusó dudó. Esa fracción de pausa le dio la ventaja necesaria y bajó su espada sobre el casco del inglés, soltando al caballero. Se movió para acabar con el inglés cuando el mundo cambió en un torrente de sensaciones a medida que se desgarraba a través del tiempo.

Buscando una razón para el terrible acontecimiento, entra en una capilla cercana. Allí, pensando que Dios lo ha elegido para llevar a

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El Carro Dorado (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Se ha encontrado el raro descubrimiento de un barco hundido durante la Guerra de Troya frente a las costas de Turquía, cerca de Troya. Charlotte Dashiell es arqueóloga náutica estadounidense y está encan

tada de formar parte del equipo de recuperación. El naufragio puede contener pruebas de su controvertida teoría sobre la Guerra de Troya.

Charlotte está presente cuando el agente del gobierno turco asignado para vigilar el lugar es asesinado. Su posible participación y una conexión cuestionable con un coleccionista privado de reliquias del mercado negro la ponen bajo sospecha. Atakan Vadim es el agente turco enviado a investigarla. Sin que ninguno de los dos lo sepa, el contrabandista detrás del asesinato planea robar un valioso objeto e incriminar a Charlotte por el robo… después de que la asesinen.

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Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018)
Language: Spanish
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Los Héroes Viven Para Siempre (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Elinor Hawthorne ha heredado una casa perseguida por los fantasmas de dos caballeros medievales, Basil Manneville y Guy Guiscard. Basil es el hombre de sus sueños, su caballero de brillante armadura. Ella se enamora de él y él de ella. Basil pronto se da cuenta de que necesita vivir una vida normal, una vida feliz con un mortal.

Una vida más tarde, el destino interviene. A Basil, todavía enamorada de Elinor, se le dice que su espíritu vive en una joven y que se le da otra oportunidad en la vida para encontrarla.

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Oro Bizantino (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Un buque de guerra hundido de la era bizantina que transportaba una carga inusual de oro ha sido encontrado frente a las costas del norte de Chipre. Las noticias del valioso alijo han atraído la atención de una célula terrorista. Planean atacar el campamento del equipo de recuperación y robar los artefactos. En el mercado negro, la venta de las reliquias les comprará armas adicionales.

Charlotte Dashiell, arqueóloga estadounidense, y su amante, Atakan Vadim, agente del gobierno turco, formarán parte del equipo de recuperación que saca a relucir los artefactos. Mientras se dirigen a Chipre, se encuentran en el punto de mira de Maksym Tischenko, un asesino a sueldo ucraniano empeñado en la venganza. Charlotte, Atakan y Tischenko comparten una historia sombría. Como resultado, Tischenko es un hombre que no se detendrá ante nada para lograr su objetivo, viendo a ambos muertos.

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Publisher: Books To Go Now (October 16, 2018)
Language: Spanish
Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers
Romance (Language: Spanish)

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Seda (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Es el tiempo de Jack el Destripador, la reina viuda Victoria se sienta en el trono de Inglaterra. Todo Londres está al borde del abismo preguntándose cuándo o dónde matará Jack. El Palacio, el Parlamento y la prensa exigen que la policía haga más para encontrarlo.

En otra parte de Londres, héroe de guerra, el Detective Inspector Metropolitano Rudyard Bloodstone tiene que encontrar a su propio asesino en serie. Las rivalidades interdepartamentales, la política y la falta de pruebas para continuar obstaculizan la investigación a cada paso. En una batalla de voluntades, Bloodstone sigue adelante siguiendo sus instintos a pesar de los obstáculos.

Además de esos problemas, lejos de las tensiones de la investigación, está involucrado en los altibajos de una nueva relación con una encantadora fabricante de sombreros.

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Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018)
Language: Spanish
Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers
Romance (Language: Spanish)

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Serenata Bajo la Luna (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator).

Estamos en 1945. El infante de marina de EE.UU., Ron Day, ha estado luchando en una isla tras otra en el Pacífico Sur. Su compañía tiene otra batalla brutal en el horizonte: Okinawa. Ron ha sido dado de baja en Melbourne, Australia antes de embarcarse hacia Okinawa.

En Melbourne, conoce a Charmaine Sturgis, una hermosa cantante de big band. Como tantas cosas que suceden en la guerra, se enamoran en el poco tiempo que tienen de permiso

…y la guerra nos roba a todos.

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Language: Spanish
Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers
Romance (Language: Spanish)

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Un Trago a la Muerte (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator)

El verano de 1889 demostró ser extraño para el detective inspector Rudyard Bloodstone y su compañero.

Tuvieron un pervertido sexual suelto. El hombre en realidad no lastimó a las mujeres, pero las amenazó a punta de cuchillo, las acarició y finalmente se robó las medias.

Mucho más graves fueron los asesinatos de hombres influyentes, que parecían aleatorios, aparte de que todos fueron asesinados con veneno de arsénico. Nunca él y su compañero tuvieron casos con tan poca evidencia factible.

Además, la rivalidad entre él y su némesis detective en el otro departamento de policía de Londres se estaba intensificando. Ese

Némesis era la campeona de boxeo de su departamento y quería desafiar a Rudyard, que nunca entrenó como

Boxer.

Además del orgullo de Rudyard en juego, y el orgullo de su estación, su némesis también tenía en su poder una fotografía escandalosa de la mujer por la que Rudyard está muy preocupado. La nueva dama en la vida de Rudyard había capturado su corazón y él pelearía contra el diablo para salvar su reputación.

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Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Language: Spanish
Romance (Historical)
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Romance (Language: Spanish)

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Viaje En El Tiempo (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

MARIA GLORIA GARCIA MENENDEZ (Translator)

Nada tenía sentido. Ya se tratara de un proyecto universitario alocado, de una película de época o de actores que también actuaban en sus papeles, a Shakira no le importaba. Este no fue el fin de semana que imaginó. Ella quería irse. El ambiente, la gente y las miradas que le echaban la inquietaban. Ella no sabía lo que estaba pasando con Alex. ¿Por qué conocía a todo el mundo? ¿Por qué de repente se había vuelto tan estricto e imperioso? ¿Qué tiene este lugar que lo hace tan peligroso para ellos?

Ella tuvo suficiente.

Alex debe haber sentido su ansiedad. Interrumpió su conversación y estuvo a su lado en cuestión de segundos.

“Te ayudaré a desmontar”. Cogió las riendas de su firme agarre y la bajó al suelo. “Ven.” Le ofreció su brazo y le metió la mano en el codo.

“No.” Shakira se negó a moverse. “Quiero irme a casa.”

Parecía enfermo, de color verde, como si estuviera mareado.

“No puedes.”

Romance (Historical)
Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers
Romance (Language: Spanish)

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Portuguese Editions by Chris Karlsen.

Heróis Vivem para Sempre (Portuguese Edition) by Chris Karlsen.


Tainá Fernandes da Rocha de Araujo (Translator).

Elinor Hawthorne herdou uma casa assombrada pelos fantasmas de dois cavaleiros medievais, Basil Manneville e Guy Guiscard. Basil é o homem dos seus sonhos, seu cavaleiro de armadura brilhante. Ela se apaixona por ele e, ele por ela. Basil logo se dá conta de que ela precisa viver uma vida normal, um vida feliz com um mortal.

Anos se passaram, até que o destino intervém. Basil, ainda apaixonado por Elinor, recebe a notícia de que seu espírito reside em uma jovem mulher e recebe uma nova oportunidade em vida para encontrá-la.

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Seda (Portuguese Edition) by Chris Karlsen.

Olga Lima (Translator) Format: Kindle Edition.

É a época de Jack o Estripador, a viúva Rainha Vitória senta no trono da Inglaterra. Toda Londres está apreensiva, imaginando quando ou onde Jack fará sua próxima vítima. O Palácio, Parlamento e a imprensa exigem que a polícia faça mais para encontrá-lo.

Em outra parte de Londres, o herói de guerra casca-grossa, Inspetor Detetive Metropolitano Rudyard Bloodstone tem seu próprio assassino em série para encontrar. Rivalidades entre os departamentos, política, e poucas evicências são coisas com as quais ele tem que lidar a cada momento. Em uma batalha de força de vontade, Bloodstone cotinua seguindo seus instintos apesar dos obstáculos.

Acrescentando ainda mais aos seus problemas, longe das investigações, ele se aventura nos altos e baixos de um novo relacionamento com uma adorável chapeleira.

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About The Author:  Chris Karlsen is a retired police detective. She spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. The daughter of a history professor and voracious reader, she grew up with a love of history and books.

An internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, satisfying her need to visit places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and France, she used her love of both places as settings for her Knights in Time (5 book) series.

Author Chris Karlsen presents her Historical Romance and Historical Suspense Thrillers and Historical Love & War series.

Her series now include Knights in Time series, the Bloodstone series, Love & War series, Dark Water series and a Holiday short story selection: Choosing Home or Heart. Her novels are available in digital, e-book, Android App, paperback, audio format, and some books are presented in foreign language format.

A Chicago native, Chris has lived in Paris, Los Angeles, and now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two rescue dogs. A city girl all her life, living in a small town on a bay was an interesting adjustment. She’d never lived anywhere so quiet at night and where traffic wasn’t bumper to bumper 24/7.

Some of Chris’s favorite authors are: Bernard Cornwell, Michael Connolly, Joseph Wambaugh, Julia Quinn, Julie Anne Long and Deanna Raybourne.

Author Chris Karlsen Presents Her Historical Romance and Historical Romance Suspense Thrillers!

Knights in Time

  • Heroes Live Forever
  • Journey in Time
  • Knight Blindness
  • Losing Time
  • In Time for You

Bloodstone Series

  • Silk
  • Snifter of Death
  • A Venomous Love

Love & War Series

  • The Ack Ack Girl
  • Moonlight Serenade (New Historical Romance)

Dark Water Series

  • Dangerous Waters
  • Golden Chariot
  • Byzantine Gold

Holiday Selection: Choosing Home or Heart (this is a Christmas story where my Victorian detective from the series, Rudyard Bloodstone, goes home to Wales for the holidays and to introduce his lady love to his family. No murder, just a warm-hearted holiday novella)

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Articles By Author Charles E. Yallowitz

I have to say that the scene from Spaceballs is very close to how some people have reacted to present tense writing. I know this is a topic I beat to death, but it’s my style and I take several hits because of that. There are also times I get asked for my opinion on this and advice. Maybe I said these before, but I guess it needs repeating. Now, I use present tense third person, so keep that in mind. More difficult and controversial than present tense first person.

Flashbacks: These don’t real y work in the traditional sense. In present tense first person, you can have the narrator talk about an old event. Actually, having the event play out is where your timeline and tense can get muddled. Use this classic tool carefully and sparingly if you use it at all. There are other ways to get the history of your world and characters out into the world.

Historical Description: One of the traditional methods of flushing out a fantasy world is to include the history of the setting. You go beyond the five senses and mention what the land and the people used to be like. This is nearly impossible with the style that I write. Talking about the past with a nameless narrator requires switching to past tense, so it becomes jerky and disruptive to the flow. As with flashbacks, you need to find another method.

Talking: Character conversations is one thing you can depend on for world history building. If a character wouldn’t know about an old event or how something works then they’ll have to talk about it. For example, Luke is a warrior and doesn’t understand magic. So, he has to talk to Nyx when he’s confused. You see, this is also how life works in that we learn by asking questions. Unfortunately, many readers don’t enjoy lengthy dialogues. This means you need to pepper the conversations with actions and keep the explanations clear. Using humor can help too, but that apparently can have some people calling your characters immature brats.

Actions: Present tense is about the now, so the now has to be exciting. Battles, chases, traps, or whatever fits your genre to physically move the story. I know fantasy more than other genres, so fight scenes are the most common usage. Even a friendly sparring match or spat between heroes can help. You have to understand that your narration can be limited in present tense because you can’t go back too far, so you have to make the present interesting. Add actions in dialogue scenes as well to give a tighter sense of the scene. In present tense, ‘he said, she said’ can be thought of as characters standing rigidly together talking with no movement.

Observations: The five senses are still important and can tell you a lot. I use a flourishing language to paint my world because I’m attempting to trigger the senses of the reader. Within dialogue and action, you can say what the characters see, hear, taste, and smell. It’s another level of description that can really pull the scene together.

Emotions, Voice Tones, & Facial Expressions: Another trick to helping with atmosphere and action is to use facial expressions to denote emotions. Voice tone can help as well when in a conversation scene.

Emotions are very important in present tense because they change as scenes change. As events unfold, the characters need to react in real-time to things, so there is more fluidity and rollercoaster evolution. It helps to have realistic characters in present tense. Not so much in what they can do, but in their imperfections and reactions to the story. You can run into a problem here because many people don’t like emotional heroes.

Now a lot of these can go for Past Tense too, especially the last one. The point here is that there are some things that Present Tense authors need to depend on more than the Past Tense authors. It’s a rough path to walk because some people never realize what you’re doing and assume it’s just bad writing. Others can’t get used to the change in style. I won’t deny that it limits my audience, but I think it helps me stand out too. Not that standing out is my goal. In truth, I’ve been writing in Present Tense for at least 18 years and I never knew it was ‘wrong’ until 2013. It’s how I write and it’ll probably be how I always write. That’s more important to me.

About The Author: Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn’t working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. Truthfully, his tales of adventure are much more interesting than his real life, so skip the bio and dive into the action.

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Enjoy The ‘War Of Nytefall’ (Vampire Series)!

War of Nytefall by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 1 of 8: War of Nytefall.

In the wake of the Great Cataclysm, a new predator will emerge from within Windemere’s shadow.

For fifty years, Clyde has been trapped beneath the earth while the vampire kingdom has been gradually losing its war against the Sun God’s followers. Only Mab believes that her partner survived his holy execution and is determined to bring him back to the city of Nyte.

Retrieving the vampiric thief is only the beginning as he comes out of the ground stronger, faster, and possessing abilities that their kind have never witnessed throughout their ancient history.

Thrown into the war, Clyde must be careful to hide his true nature while fighting alongside his old friends. Too bad he is having so much fun being free that keeping his secret might be the furthest thing from his mind.

Will anyone be ready for the inevitable rise of the Dawn Fangs?

5 Stars: Windemere Is Back!

For those of us who entered Windemere, it left its mark on our soul. Epic Fantasy Author Charles E. Yallowitz brings us a new series titled ‘War of Nytefall’.

In book one, War of Nytefall: Loyalty, a new predator emerges from within the shadow of Windemere.

The story begins in the courtyard surrounding the Temple of Durag, where preparation for an execution is under way. The Sun God followers of Durag has been under siege by a vampire kingdom. Vampire Mab is waiting in the shadows, she bids her time, planning to rescue her partner Clyde and retreat to the city of Nyte.

Unlike vampire stories of old, Author Charles E. Yallowitz has written a true epic fantasy where vampires are both heroes and villains. The author’s beloved descriptive writing and imagination bring these new fantastic characters to life with unexpected twists and turns that this author’s followers have come to expect.

I want to whet your appetite or blood lust without spoiling the story, so I will bring you into the story in Chapter 6.

…Driven by instinct, Mab soars through the darkness and comes dangerously close to colliding with another winged monstrosity. Veering to the side, she dodges its beak and flies near its foul-smelling underbelly. Rolling onto her back, the vampire jams her claws into the predator and eviscerates it as she escapes. The dark green blood pools around the thrashing beast like a liquid cloud, which attracts boney scavengers. Unable to stop, Mab struggles to head back to what she hopes is the entrance to this strange world. A chill running up her spine causes her to make a wide turn and she narrowly avoids crashing into a rocky orb that is releasing streams of acid. The bizarre obstacle spins in place and shows no sign of leaving, its fumes driving the vampire far from where she wants to be.

… “If you fall then you must climb,” a voice says from the shadows.

… “Where am I?” Mab asks, the question having been on her tongue since she woke up.

… “A world between worlds that everything holds a door to. Although, not everyone has the key. How did you get the key?”

I invite you to enter Windemere for the first time, or return as part of this author’s huge fan base. While we wait for book two ‘War of Nytefall: Lost’, I invite you to read or re-read the epic fantasy series titled ‘Legends of Windemere’.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎339 Pages
Publication Date: ‎April 6, 2018
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age

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War of Nytefall: Lost (Book Two) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 2 of 8: War of Nytefall.

As the Vampire Civil War of Windemere rages on in the shadows, a mysterious girl appears to deliver mayhem to both sides.

Rumors of old-world vampires disappearing and mortals being attacked by an army of humanoid monsters have reached Clyde’s ears. Still learning how to rule the city of Nytefall as a strong, but fair leader instead of a vicious warlord, the former thief assumes he has rogue agents on his hands. Instead, his people stumble upon Lost, a teenage Dawn Fang looking for her father and aided by a decrepit bunny that might be an animated corpse. Bounding from one side of the Vampire Civil War to another, this carefree girl will turn out to be more trouble than she looks as all of the demons of her past emerge to get what they have been promised. Yet, her chaotic actions are nothing compared to the secret of her creation, which will change the very fabric of the Dawn Fangs’ world.

It is time for the womb-born to be revealed.

5 Stars: Help Of Halflings!

In book two, ‘War Of Nytefall: Lost’ we are reminded the only other way to reach Nytefall by ship instead of magic is with the help of halflings who have become Dawn Fangs.

While the vampire civil war intensifies on both sides, no one pays much attention to the teenager girl that enters the tavern. Glancing up, the patrons see a barefoot Dawn Fang teenager, who is dressed only in sleepwear holding a stuffed rabbit. Assuming she is a homeless beggar, the patrons in the tavern turn away. The bartender strikes up a conversation with the teenager as the bar-stool she is sitting on, spins. Let’s listen in.

…She repeatedly tries to talk when she is facing the bartender, but she is moving too fast to get more than a single word out during each pass. Wanting the fun ride to stop, the girl slams her hand down to catch the bar and her fingers crunch into the solid wood as if it was paper.

… “Oops . . . Bunny will pay for that,” she says, holding her stuffed animal upside down. She shakes the toy until an emerald falls out, the gem dotted with a few flecks of blood. “He’s always eating things that he shouldn’t. That’s why I have to keep an eye on him. You don’t happen to have any tomatoes, do you? He likes those. By the way, I’m Lost and I’m trying to find my father.”

… “Sorry to hear that,” the barrel-chested man states as he cleans a mug. He knocks on the window behind him to get it open and reaches into the kitchen to grab a tomato. “If you’re lost then it’s better for you to talk to the sheriff. This town is in the middle of nowhere, so your old man probably only passed through. Nobody ever stays here for long unless they’re interested in the jade mines to the west. Were you traveling with him and got lost in that storm we had last night?”

… “No, I was on my own,” the girl happily claims. Offering the tomato to her bunny, she quickly gets frustrated and jams the food into its mouth. “Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever met my father. So, I’m following my mom’s scent to see if I can find him. That storm did get me turned around. Oh, are they playing Rodil darts? My friends and I used to play it all the time, but we had different rules. Mostly, you have to hit each other instead of missing. By the way, I’m not lost. My name is Lost. Although, I don’t know where I’m going, so I could be both. It’s best to only be one at a time, but I’m always Lost.”

Is Lost a harmless teenage wanderer or a powerful vampire?

Author Charles E. Yallowitz unleashes this new character within the shadows of Windemere, with all the intrigue and intensity that his readers have come to expect. I hope you had a chance to read book one ‘War Of Nytefall: Loyalty’ as it sets the stage for this new mid-teen to adult fantasy. No worries if you have not picked up book one, jump right into book two, ‘War of Nytefall: Lost’ and get lost in the pages and drama in this un-imagined (until now) vampire under world. Book three ‘War of Nytefall: Rivalry’ is next.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎295 Pages
Publication Date: ‎September 5, 2018
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age

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Rivalry (War of Nytefall Book 3) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 3 of 8: War of Nytefall.

Seeking the pleasure of revenge, an ancient rumor will reveal herself to be a deadly legend.

Lurking within the shadows for centuries, the Vampire Queen has been drawn to the conflict that surrounds Clyde. Only whispers have been spread about this elusive figure, who has amassed a kingdom that can rival Nyte and Nytefall. All that she is missing is the strongest vampire to crown as her king. In one fell swoop, she has taken the most powerful of her kind, including Clyde and Xavier Tempest.

Hosting a tournament where the rules seem to change at her whim, the Vampire Queen threatens to shatter the already strained world that lurks beneath Windemere’s surface. Yet, there is more to her desires, which seep from a soul that is pulsing with fury. For her kingdom can never be complete until she holds the head of the one who wronged her centuries ago.

Can Mab stand against her ancient rival and save her beloved partner?

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎298 Pages
Publication Date: ‎April 4, 2019
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age

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Eradication (War of Nytefall Book 4) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 4 of 8: War of Nytefall.

As Dawn Fang vampires are found dead across Windemere, their infamous leader will remember what it is to be afraid.

With the truce between Nyte and Nytefall nearing its end, an old enemy has emerged to rekindle the vampires’ most ancient feud. A Duragian priest is on the move and he is wielding a weapon that can depower and kill Dawn Fangs. This follower of the Sun God has claimed enough victims that Lord Tempest wants the weapon for himself and Clyde is beginning to worry that his fledgling kingdom is in danger of extinction. When it becomes clear that the mysterious relic and Clyde’s transformation into the first Dawn Fang are connected, he will be forced to face a past that he can barely remember.

What can Clyde do to defend his people, his life, and the child he does not know is on the way from the terrifying Fist of Durag?

Product Details:
Print Length: ‎313 Pages
Publication Date: ‎February 20, 2020
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
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Ravenous (War of Nytefall Book 5) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 5 of 8: War of Nytefall.

In the shadows of Windemere, fangs are sprouting from the least likely of maws.

News is spreading, that wild beasts with vampiric natures have been attacking mortals and carrying off random victims. With the Dawn Fangs still a secret from mortal society, Clyde fears that these strange creatures will reveal his peoples’ existence before they are ready.

Old enemies and trusted friends begin to disappear as the investigation goes deeper into a business that has been lurking in the shadows of Windemere for decades. Those who return are beholden to a new master whose cunning is matched only by her primal desires. As his allies disappear, Clyde is left with the one he trusts the most in all of the world to help him solve this mystery. Too bad Mab has her own secret that can cause more damage to Nytefall than any vampiric beast.

Is this how the Dawn Fangs will be revealed to Windemere?

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Publication Date: ‎September 2, 2020
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
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Savagery (War of Nytefall Book 6) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 6 of 8: War of Nytefall.

For the first time in over a century, Clyde will know what it means to feel powerless and weak.

Headless bodies appearing across Windemere is only the beginning as Clyde faces the terrifying vampire hunter, Alastyre.  Able to match the Dawn Fang leader in power and ferocity, this new menace shows no signs of weakness or mercy.  With both friends and enemies getting dragged into the battle, Clyde will have to find a way to become stronger.  For that, he will have to accept an ancient challenge and pray that those he cares about and trusts can hold Alastyre at bay.

Which monster of Windemere will claim the top of the food chain?

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Publication Date: ‎April 7, 2021
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age

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Anarchy (War of Nytefall Book 7) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 7 of 8: War of Nytefall.

The paladins of Windemere have had enough!

As the Vampire Civil War heats up, mysterious murders are being committed against members of every holy order. All signs point to the culprits being vampires, which has resulted in the creation of a unified paladin army. To protect his people, Clyde must find the killers before the holy warriors unleash their purifying crusade. It is a battle against frustrating obstacles as the war inches closer to mortal civilization and ambitious new allies join Nytefall.

One slip is all that is needed for the secret of the Dawn Fangs to be revealed.

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Publication Date: ‎September 2, 2021
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
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Eulogy (War of Nytefall Book 8) by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 8 of 8: War of Nytefall.

As his dreams of peace become a reality, Clyde faces his darkest challenge.

With the Dawn Fangs’ existence exposed, the time for negotiations has begun. Mortal rulers and the council of Nytefall gather to discuss terms, but chaos is already stirring. It does not take long for Clyde’s dream to become a nightmare as villages are slaughtered by a Dawn Fang who is rumored to be the newly crowned Vampire King. Bodies of friends and enemies pile up as this mysterious imposter reveals why mortals should fear Clyde. Will Clyde’s final adventure see his dream of peace fail before it is realized?

The truth is more horrifying than the Dawn Fangs ever imagined.

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Publication Date: ‎December 1, 2021
Language: ‎English
Vampire Fantasy
Fantasy (Adult & College)
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age

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Enjoy The ‘Legends of Windemere’ (Epic Fantasy Series)!

Beginning Of A Hero by Charles E. Yallowitz

Book 1 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Luke Callindor was born into Windemere’s most decorated family of adventurers. Since his birth, he has been treated with the greatest amount of respect and awe. Now, with a lifetime of training and the reckless cockiness of youth, Luke has set out to prove that he deserves the admiration that comes from being a Callindor. Luke gets his chance when he convinces a royal messenger to hire him to protect the heir of Duke Solomon. This future leader is secretly attending Hamilton Military Academy, an esteemed school run by the former mercenary, Selenia Hamilton.

It is a dangerous secret mission requiring that Luke pretend to be an average student while keeping an eye out for any sign of danger. Unfortunately, Luke has no idea which student the heir is and a demonic assassin is already several steps ahead of him. Finding himself in over his head and constantly in trouble, the young warrior realizes that the only things he has on his side are some new friends and his unwavering courage. Can Luke find and protect the heir while keeping his own head attached to his neck? And, can he avoid being suspended long enough to see his mission through to the end?

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Publication Date: ‎February 24, 2013
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Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Prodigy Of Rainbow Tower by Charles E. Yallowitz,

Book 2 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Luke Callindor and his friends are about to learn that the life of an adventurer can be brutally unforgiving.

Hungering for another adventure, Luke agrees to escort the heir of Serab along the L’dandrin River and into the safety of Gods’ Voice. A deadly gauntlet of cunning traps and savage creatures lay before the young warrior and his companions. Lacking the powerful magic needed to combat his enemies, Luke’s survival and victory may be in the hands of his newest ally. That’s if the temperamental Nyx doesn’t set him on fire first.

Luke will bravely face everything that is thrown at him, but how can he defend himself when he’s ignorant of the truth behind his mission?

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Publication Date: ‎July 30, 2013
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
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Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Allure of the Gypsies by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 3 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower. Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown. With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind.

It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior. It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had. Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam? And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

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Print Length: ‎553 Pages
Publication Date: ‎January 4, 2014
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Family of the Tri-Rune by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 4 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

The magical adventure continues after Luke Callindor and his friends recover from their battles in Haven. Nyx still has nightmares about casting the genocide spell in Hero’s Gate. Every night her heart is gripped by the sensation of hundreds of goblins dying by her magic. By the request of Lord Highrider and Duke Solomon, she is returning to fix the damage she caused.

With Luke Callindor and Sari by her side, Nyx is ready to face the vengeful goblins and opportunistic thieves that plague Hero’s Gate. Yet, there is a darker threat that was born from her violated magic: The Krypters. It is another action-packed, character driven story that will reveal one of our heroes has been lied to for their entire life.

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Print Length: ‎547 Pages
Publication Date: ‎March 15, 2014
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
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Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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The Compass Key by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 5 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Swords will clash and spells will fly in the newest adventure of young warrior Luke Callindor, Nyx the magic-flinging caster, and their friends. With Sari captured by their enemies, the champions of Windemere are determined to get her back and destroy the Lich’s castle. Little do they realize, their battles in the Caster Swamp are only the beginning of this adventure.

Trinity and her Chaos Elves have invaded the city of Gaia in search of a relic called the Compass Key. Rumored to be the key to rescuing Sari from a magical island, our heroes are in a race to find the mysterious artifact. Which side will claim the Compass Key? And, what will our heroes do when they’re faced with an enemy whose evil power overshadows anything they have ever faced?

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Print Length: ‎378 Pages
Publication Date: ‎August 7, 2014
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
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Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Curse of the Dark Wind by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 6 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

After their battles in Gaia and surviving the Island of Pallice, the champions of Windemere are off on their next adventure. In his quest to be a hero and help others, Luke Callindor has jumped into danger countless times and would do so again without hesitation. So when he is infected by the toxic Dark Wind, it is up to his friends to find a cure and keep his courage alive.

With time running out and their enemies in the shadows, one ally will make the decision to share in Luke’s suffering and forge a bond that runs thicker than blood. Such a sacrifice might not be enough when the truth behind this living curse comes to light. Will Luke find the strength to defeat the Dark Wind? What ghosts from his past will appear during his weakest hour?

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Publication Date: ‎December 11, 2014
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
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Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 7 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

The final champion stirs and reaches out to any who can hear her voice. Yet all who heed her call will disappear into the misty fugue.

Awakening their new ally is only the beginning as Luke, Nyx, and their friends head south to the desert city of Bor’daruk. Hunting for another temple once used to seal Baron Kernaghan, they are unaware that the game of destiny has changed. Out for blood and pain, Stephen is determined to make Luke wish he’d never set out to become a hero.

By the time the sun sets on Bor’daruk, minds will be shattered and the champions’ lives will be changed forever.

5 Stars: Captures Your Imagination!

Experience for the first time or continue reading as the ‘Legends of Windemere’ captures your imagination as ‘Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue’ continues this epic fantasy with book 7 by Charles E. Yallowitz.

If you were mesmerized by the game ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ or enjoyed reading ‘The Hobbit’ series you will not want to miss the mystical inhabitants of Windemere! Author Charles E. Yallowitz weaves an intriguing tale in a world where good and evil collide and is quite often underestimated.

Well defined characters who add depth, personality and the ability to draw the reader into the fantasy world of Windemere will hold your attention as the drama unfolds in this mystical place. The creative thought process of the author brings Windemere to life with fast paced descriptive intrigue. I quote two sections below to show the author’s writing style without spoiling the story.

…“Several silent minutes after Gabriel disappears, Zaria lets out a musical sigh and merges with the mist. She weaves among the trees and cursed mortals, none of them noticing her presence. The goddess is near the edge of a clearing when a purple barrier appears and deflects her rapid approach. She returns to her solid form and gets as close to the powerful shield as she can. Sparks of magic burst from the glistening dome, leaving burn marks on her dress that she ignores. All of Zaria’s attention is on the canopy bed in the middle of the clearing where a cloaked form is sleeping.”

…“Only a matter of days now, Dariana,” the goddess whispers, wiping a pristine tear from her cheek. “Only a matter of days.”

I invite you to start reading the Legends of Windemere’ series today!

“Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue” (Legends of Windemere Book 7) by Charles E. Yallowitz is an epic fantasy where the author’s imagination brings legends to life.

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Paperback: ‎334 Pages
Publisher: ‎CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 7, 2015)
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
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Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
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The Merchant of Nevra Coil by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 8 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

When the mischievous and random Goddess of Chaos gets angry, all of Windemere becomes her plaything. It all starts with a collection of toys that have taken the populace by storm. People of all races flood the marketplaces to gather figurines of the champions whose adventures are starting to spread across the land. Stemming from the flying city of Nevra Coil, these toys bring with them a terrible curse: Fame.

Every town becomes a mob of fans that hound their new idols and the delay is bringing the world closer to the hands of Baron Kernaghan. Perhaps worst of all, the creator of these toys forgot to include a certain exiled deity who is now out to earn herself a figurine. Who would have thought a bunch of toys could cause so much trouble and lead to the breaking of a champion’s confidence?

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Paperback: ‎290 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 6, 2015)
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
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Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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The Mercenary Prince by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 9 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Delvin Cunningham has left the champions.

Lost to his tribe in the Yagervan Plains, fear and shame have kept the former Mercenary Prince away from his homeland. With his confidence crumbling, he has decided to return and bring closure to his past. Reuniting with his old friends, Delvin’s timing could not be worse as a deadly campaign is brewing within Yagervan’s borders. Dawn Fangs are on the march and these powerful vampires are determined to turn the entire region into a graveyard.

To protect his family, friends, and two homelands, Delvin will have to push his doubt away and become the cunning Mercenary Prince once again.

5 Stars: Fans Yearning For Another Episode!

Follow-up ‘The Merchant of Nevra Coil’ with ‘The Mercenary Prince’ as it rings in 2016 for Author Charles E. Yallowitz’s loyal fans yearning for another episode in the Legends of Windemere. True to form the reader will be drawn even deeper into this mystical world of Windemere where each character casts you under a unique spell.

Delvin, given the title Mercenary Prince struggles within his mind as he sets out on a rigorous journey that will bring him back home, reunite him with old friends and bring reconciliation from his past. The warrior within comes to life as he runs through Visindor Forest. He instinctively focuses on the sound of his boots hitting the ground and the rhythm puts his mind into a trance allowing him to ignore his aching body.

I quote the section below to whet your appetite without spoiling the story.

…“The banyan tree sits among the maples and oaks, its horizontal branches with aerial prop roots giving it a unique appearance among the other plants. Delvin groans as he touches the smooth trunk with his forehead and he gladly let the metal orbs fall to the ground. Songbirds flit through the treetops and fill his ears with a soothing song, which nearly causes the warrior to fall asleep. Tearing strips off his shirt, he binds his bleeding hands and massages his arms to prevent them from getting stiff. He spends the next hour lifting the orbs like weights, stretching his legs, and using a low branch to do pull-ups. A skunk wanders over while Delvin is hanging from the tree, forcing him to remain in the air until the animal waddles out of spraying range. Dropping to the ground, his knees buckle and the forest seems to spin haphazardly around him. Expecting to find a waterskin, he reaches for his side, but the warrior realizes he left it behind in his rush to clear his mind.

…‘Guess it’s to the pond with me,’ he mutters as he gathers the orbs.

…Delvin grabs a fig off the banyan tree as he jogs to the west where he knows a decent-sized pond can be found. As he moves through the forest, his mind wanders to thoughts of his friends who he hopes are still recovering in Nevra Coil. He is struck by a pang of guilt for not letting them know that he arrived at Hamilton Military Academy. The warrior can only imagine how angry at least one of them might be considering it has been over a week since he left the other champions. His thoughts continue down a path of worry, so he is caught by surprise when he comes to the pond and finds a slender figure with short, black hair at the shore. Delvin sees pointy ears and what he thinks is a red shirt, which causes him to skid to a stop and nearly crash into the woman. His battle-honed reflexes are the only thing that allows him to spin to the side and avoid a humiliating collision.”

Whether this is your first or the ninth book in this epic 5 Star Legends of Windemere fantasy series; you will become one with this mystical world and you will follow the path where The Hobbit and Dungeons and Dragons once took you. Join with me and the band of followers that hunger for Legends of Windemere.

“The Mercenary Prince” (Legends of Windemere Book 9) by Charles E. Yallowitz is where the author’s imagination brings legends to life.

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Product Details:
Paperback: ‎310 Pages
Publisher: ‎CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 28, 2015)
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
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Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
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Tribe of the Snow Tiger by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 10 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Timoran Wrath has a shameful secret that is about to see the light of day.

The noble barbarian has always been a constant source of strength and wisdom for his beloved friends. His loyalty has been unwavering and they know that he would never hesitate to lay down his life for them. Even in their darkest hour, the champions know that Timoran will come through and fight to the bitter end. Now they must return the favor as he reunites with his tribe and willingly faces the executioner’s blade.

Is it possible that the honorable Timoran was nothing more than an illusion?

5 Stars: Author Brings Legends To Life!

For all your loyal fans of the Legends of Windemere series, book ten titled Tribe of the Snow Tiger has just been released.

You will find yourself once again drawn into the imagination of the author who brings legends to life. I hope the following quotes will pull you back into the mystical world of Windemere.

The prologue finds: “Baron Arthuru Kernaghan rises from his throne and takes Trinity by the hand, she stares out at Shayd’s stony landscape, an emerald lightning storm in the distance mesmerizing her for several seconds. Groups of her people toiling in the dirt can be seen in every direction and the nearest ones risk a glance at their beloved queen.”

…The story continues, “Delvin yawns and rubs at his eyes, his fingers lingering on the dark circles that have appeared after several days of exhausting travel. Glancing out the tavern window, he watches waves of heat rise off the river that cuts through the coastal city. “It looks like Queen Ionia called in a favor to get us a ship,” Delvin says as he picks up his shield. Seeing a scrap of pie left, he spears it with his fork and eats it before the groggy drite can stop him.”

…“Now home he can put worries to rest for a while: “Sitting cross-legged at the cliff’s edge, Timoran enjoys the peaceful evening that has enveloped his homeland. The snow has melted to reveal crisp grass and rocky patches of earth, which lead to the lower mountains. Being on the southernmost cliff of the curved range, the mellow warrior can see the vast expanse of wilderness to every side, except behind him where the encampment sits among the stones. The grunt of a bear rumbles over the mountains, the large predator a faint shadow among a collection of boulders atop a distant rise. A herd of caribou are grazing to the west, the cautious beasts close enough for him to make out their antlers in the crimson moonlight. Huddled on a lower cliff is a snow leopard and her cubs, the family feasting on a recent kill that threatens to topple over the edge. The other goats have already galloped along the sheer cliffs to seek refuge within the craggy walls, only the occasional bang of butting heads revealing their presence. After watching the calming display of brutal nature for several hours, Timoran finds himself happy to be home and his worries remain shoved to the back of his mind.”

…What secrets are Timoran Wrath pushing to the back of his mind? How will this affect the champions?

…Adventure consumes them: “Lightning strikes the earth and thunder rumbles, causing the travelers to sprint along the flooded path. Risking the use of her powers, Sari runs along the top of the water while Delvin sloshes behind and waves for her to slow down. They take the crumbling stairs in twos as another bolt hits the top of the ruin, the electricity absorbed by metal veins that run along the stone structure. Desperate to get out of the storm, the trio burst into the building and are met by a wave of sweltering heat. They find themselves in a chamber where the gentle echoes of the rain hitting the roof bounce from corner to corner. A small dais is in the back with a large sconce built into the wall, a piece of moldy wood still set in the metal holder. Two wide stairwells are built into the floor, their shadowy entrances flanking the doorway. Bones and other signs of animals living in the ruin can be found in the unfurnished room, but the champions can only see a few snakes and a small tortoise. If there is a predator calling this building home then it is either downstairs or out on a hunt. Either way, the travelers are too tired to go searching for a new refuge.”

I invite you to read Tribe of the Snow Tiger and see for yourself how they fit into Windemere?

If you are just beginning your journey into the Legends of Windemere and you love fantasy, author Charles E. Yallowitz’s imagination and great story telling will keep you engaged. I encourage you to purchase and read all ten books in this 5 Star Series.

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Product Details:
Print Length: ‎419 Pages
Publication Date: ‎June 1, 2016
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Charms of the Feykin by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 11 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

To make a champion fall, one must wound their very soul.

Nyx is leading the charge to rescue Delvin and Sari, who have gone missing in the southern jungles of Windemere. Battling through the local predators, the champions are surprised when they reunite in the Feykin city of Rhundar. Instead of captives, the missing heroes have become the city’s rulers and are on the verge of starting a war with those that want to exterminate their new followers. Even with such a noble cause, Delvin and Sari have changed into brutal warlords that may kill each other and their friends long before they step onto the battlefield.

Have Delvin and Sari really changed for the worst or is there a greater threat pulling the champions’ strings?

5 Stars: Jungles of Windemere!

Welcome to the jungles of Windemere where Delvin and Sari have gone missing.

Escape reality and enter into this mystical world where the author’s story telling will draw you into a fantasy world that you will never want to step out of.

The story opens with Baron Kernaghan surveying his kingdom from his balcony expecting visitors with gifts for his infant noble son.

Join Nyx in the jungle where the champions execute a plan to rescue Delvin and Sari. Without spoiling the story, let me draw you in with this quote.

…“With Dariana meditating on a log and the others sleeping in a sealed tent, Luke keeps watch from the branches. The end of summer heat has forced him to shed his shirt and boots, the damp clothes left on the ground with his friends. Unlike the trees of his homeland’s forests, the jungle flora is denser and their levels are much more distinct. At first, the half-elf tried to stay in the highest branches, but he quickly realized that he could not react to any danger below. Now Luke remains hidden among the leaves of the lower canopy, his sound sight and Stiletto’s borrowed sense of smell working hard to decipher every noise. The warrior’s eyes are practically useless in the thick darkness, which puts his nerves on edge. Only a single shaft of red and yellow moonlight is coming through the trees due to a hole in the network of branches that will be closed within a week. Even with the constant threat of an attack, Luke is in awe of the jungle’s natural beauty. The vivid noises and scents of life are intoxicating, every piece of the tapestry making him want to wander blindly into the wilderness. His excitement sours when he senses a fist-sized spider that has snared a bat only a few feet above his head.

…“So much for spending more time here,” Luke whispers, his dry throat quenched by a sip of water. Movement in the lower branches causes him to freeze, but he relaxes when a familiar voice curses under her breath. “Do I have to ask why you’re climbing a tree in the dark, big sister? You’re going to hurt yourself.”

…“I can see in the dark,” Nyx declares as she inches around the vine-covered trunk. The channeler’s eyes have become yellow and cat-like, which matches the retractable claws that help her cling to the tree. “Transformation isn’t something I do a lot, but small things are easy. I decided to imitate a calico, which wasn’t a great idea. I went too far and gave myself a tail that keeps tickling my leg. Makes me think those fuzzy caterpillars we keep seeing are crawling up my skirt, but I’m too tired to fix it. Anyway, I couldn’t sleep and you’re the only one awake. Do you want to talk or sit quietly?”

Important questions to answer:

Will they find Delvin and Sari?

What surprises will they encounter?

What threats do the Champions face?

I invite you read ‘Charms of the Feykin’. Each book in the Legends of Windemere series stands alone, so I invite you to read book one through book 11 so you will be ready for book twelve where the final temple will be challenged in ‘The Spirit Well’. This 5-star book series is worthy of the silver screen.

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Print Length: ‎389 Pages
Publication Date: ‎September 13, 2016
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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The Spirit Well by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 12 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Born from the light and darkness, Dariana can no longer avoid her fate.

The final corrupted temple stands between the champions and Baron Kernaghan having their great battle. Only one problem: the Compass Key refuses to work with Dariana, who long ago wiped all memories of the Spirit Well from her mind. Now, they are forced to follow a trail of clues that Dariana’s former self left behind centuries ago. It is a path that will lead the champions into a part of their friend’s past that could tear them all apart.

Will the bonds of friendship be stronger than the call of blood?

5 Stars: Mystical World!

Welcome back to the mystical world of Windemere where author Charles E. Yallowitz does an outstanding job transporting his readers from reality back into the story that in conjunction with all his stories will make the Legends of Windemere famous.

Let’s begin where “Arthuru claims he will conquer Windemere and contain us on Ambervale unless the Law of Influence is revoked.”

The story opens with a barrage of questions and accusations has brought the raven-haired Nyx to the edge of her temper.

Join the champions in a city of criminals as they approach Pazel Laufeia (Mayor of Rodillen). Follow the clues that left centuries before. With Dariana’s memories Gone, Can Friendship Prevail?

Careful not to spoil the story for all your fans, let me quote one passage and like a puzzle piece, I will let you read and find out how and when it fits into the story.

…“With a wide yawn, Delvin whistles and waves for his friends to join him near a mushroom- covered tree. He crosses his arms and leans against the old oak, making it clear that he is not moving until he gets to speak his mind. Kira grumbles and kicks at whatever is in front of her as she trudges back to the warrior, the impatient woman spinning her sabers. She is already starting to complain about the delay, but her venomous words are stopped when the brown-haired man tosses her the last of the cupcakes that Sari packed. The treat is skewered on the end of her blade and she quietly eats it, her lips and tongue coming dangerously close to the keen edge. Timoran is more appreciative of the break since the trio has been fruitlessly scouring the forest for the last five hours. The barbarian’s knees pop and his lower back aches as he stretches, which makes him consider that he is getting too old for the tedious part of adventuring. When they are all gathered around the tree, Delvin gestures for them to kneel and sit into an awkward huddle. With the warriors sweating in the unseasonal heat all day, the smell is distracting so they separate and give each other some space.

…“Being the least skilled tracker here, I have a few questions,” Delvin says, picking at the leaves on a small branch. He plucks one that is covered in ants, the insects crawling around his hand until they drop to the ground. “Do ghosts make any noise when walking? Do they create tracks in the dirt? Can they break branches or scuff trees when they pass? Do ghosts leave any evidence that they have come through an area?”

…“No,” his companions sheepishly answer in unison.

…“Then how in all of Windemere are we tracking Luke?”

I invite you read The Spirit Well (Legends of Windemere Book 12) by Charles E. Yallowitz. Each book in the Legends of Windemere series stands alone, so I invite you to read book one through book 12 so you will be ready for when book thirteen titled ‘Ritual of the Lost Lamb’ comes out.

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Product Details:
Print Length: ‎378 Pages
Publication Date: ‎December 7, 2016
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Ritual of the Lost Lamb by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 13 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Death is a blessing that the Baron is not ready to bestow upon his precious guest.

In the aftermath of the Baron’s attack, Luke Callindor has disappeared and the only clue is a psychic scream of agony that Dariana cannot ignore. Fearing that a journey to Shayd will start their final battle before they are ready, the champions have devised another way to rescue their friend. With permission from the gods, Nyx has begun the long-sealed Ritual of the Lost Lamb.

It is a complicated and exhausting spell, which is made even more difficult by a new enemy whose only goal is to make all of the Baron’s enemies suffer. It is a race against time where every passing minute brings Luke Callindor one step closer to a fate worse than oblivion.

5 Stars: Restless Windemere Soul!

Let me begin where Author Charles E. Yallowitz starts and I quote: “The gods and goddesses of Windemere begin the unexpected council meeting with a flurry of heated arguments. It is no different than their normal gatherings, but they soon realize there is a blossoming strangeness to their surroundings. For some, it is merely that Ram the War God is not on his metallic throne, the stallion-headed primordial nowhere to be found on Ambervale.”

That quote should have stirred your restless Windemere soul as you have no doubt been waiting for book thirteen in this Legends If Windemere series titled ‘Ritual of the Lost Lamb’. I am so careful not to spoil the story for those of you who follow this series, but feel it is my task to bring your mind back to Windemere with the writing that you have come to appreciate and the main character that you know so well. I quote from chapter three.

…“Delvin stares out the window at the bizarre landscape that has become a combination of the Chaos Void and an evergreen forest. He can hear the others snoring from wherever they decided to sleep since Nyx and Zephyr have been given the bed. All attempts to get out of the pocket cabin have been met with failure, but the warrior considers it a good sign that there have been no violent outbursts from the magic that has them trapped. The worst they have seen is a spell getting reflected off the door and bursting into a swarm of butterflies. He still sees one of the insects fluttering around the ceiling, the others having left through a crack in the window that is no longer there. Delvin takes a sip of his drink before attempting to use a fraction of his fount powers to probe the trap. As with the previous times, his energy is redirected to another target, which turns out to be Kira. The heiress shifts against the wall as the crimson line along her spine heats up and leaves a temporary burn mark on the wood.

…“I do not believe we need to keep watch in here, but I assume it helps when one cannot sleep,” Timoran says as he joins his friend. The barbarian stands with his back to the window, his eyes locked on Nyx. “I am sure she is the key to getting out of here. Again, the fire sprite takes everything on her shoulders and leaves little for the rest of us. This worries me because it is becoming more common.

…The author’s cover creator creates these amazing the book covers where each one is its own snapshot of a legend theme within Windemere.

Besides reading, I have been noticing the movies scheduled to be released this summer and yawn. So many lack originality as film makers re-make old movies at great expense and try to motivate us to pay money to watch.

I challenge movie directors and investors to look at this Legend of Windemere series as it is an original adult fantasy series that would garner global interest. I can assure you that it would be worth your time and money.

Each book in the Legends of Windemere series stands alone, so I invite you to read book one through book 13 so you will be ready for when book fourteen titled ‘Path of the Traitors’ comes out.

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Product Details:
Print Length: ‎401 Pages
Publication Date: ‎May 10, 2017
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Path of the Traitors by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 14 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Hated and distrusted, Queen Trinity must leave the shadows and reach for redemption.

With their final battle on the horizon, the champions are faced with a long-lost piece of the prophecy. Unable to search for the crests that are rumored to be the key to survival, they must turn to a band of their former enemies for help. Sinister desires and hopes for redemption collide as Queen Trinity of the Chaos Elves leads the hunt and struggles to keep her companions on the path of heroism. Monsters, traps, mysteries, and their own pasts will rise up to stand in the way of these people who have spent their entire lives committing sins. Throughout it all, another old enemy is lurking in the shadows and determined to claim her own delicious prize.

By the end of their journey, those who survive will learn that being a hero is more than simply stepping into the light.

5 Stars: Beware Of The Chaos Void!

For all of you who follow Legends of Windemere, join Baron Kernaghan as he looks out ‘over the Chaos Void’ as the demons hide from his “palpable rage”.

Never wanting to spoil the story, let me whet your appetite with this quote: “Trinity wakes up expecting to see Altia or Quail, but is met by the long tongue of a cow that covers her face in slobber. Not wanting to scare the animal, she slowly sits up and looks around the animal cart for anyone who can answer her questions. Touching her neck, she finds an aching mark that is in the shape of a hand and immediately remembers every detail of her fight with Aeriel. Wanting to make sure everything works correctly, Trinity carefully moves each limb, presses around her torso, and whispers the alphabet. Satisfied that her mind and body are intact, she tries to stand and quickly collapses due to a pin and needle sensation in her legs. Dragging herself to a chair, she pulls herself up and gently massages her numb extremities. Hearing a snort to her right, she turns in time to get licked in the face by a horse. Spitting out a piece of damp hay, the chaos elf remains seated and blankly stares at the wall.

…“Kellia Solomon sends her thanks and regards,” Tzefira announces as she steps out of a large stall. Tightening her blue bandana, the mercenary tosses a scroll to Trinity and goes back to brushing a beautiful stallion. “That’s a peace treaty for you to sign if the champions are victorious. It’s the best she can do right now without her father’s permission. Sad to hear about the Duke. Hope he recovers, but we all have to make way for the future at some point. People like us never last forever.”

…Is a treaty possible?

I encourage those of you who have never read books one though fourteen of this series to jump in because Windemere will leave a mark on your soul. To us who follow Author Charles Yallowitz, he is working on the next book titled ‘Warlord of the Forgotten Age’ which will bring this original fantasy series to a conclusion.

Note to movie directors and investors who are on the search for the next fantasy to light up the silver screen or create a cult like following for a TV series, look no further than Legend of Windemere. It will be worth your investment.

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Product Details:
Print Length: ‎354 Pages
Publication Date: ‎September 15, 2017
Language: ‎English
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Fantasy and Magic
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Warlord of the Forgotten Age by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Book 15 of 15: Legends of Windemere.

Whether in darkness or light, every path inevitably comes to an end.

As Gabriel, the Destiny God, determined centuries ago, his chosen will face Baron Kernaghan for the fate of Windemere. Through many victories and losses, the champions have stood together and prepared for this great battle. Now that the Baron’s influence stirs those with evil hearts, they have run out of time and must travel to Shayd. Yet, there are more secrets for them to uncover before entering a battle where the only way to survive is surpassing limits and putting everything they have on the line. Through it all, Gabriel’s statement that he made them destined to fight, but winning was not set in stone rings in their minds.

Will the champions usher in an Age of Heroes or become the sacrifices for an Age of Darkness?

5 Stars: Gift Of Adult Fantasy Storytelling!

For those of us who entered Windemere, it has left a mark upon our souls. We thank Author Charles E. Yallowitz for his gift of adult fantasy storytelling and hope he will enthrall us again soon.

Careful not to spoil this conclusion to The Legends of Windemere series, I chose this quote as a sneak peek into Warlord of the Forgotten Age.

Quote from Chapter 17:

…“Having lost contact with his friends, Delvin struggles to crawl through the rubble and reach the last place he sensed them. The magical arrow is still protruding from his eye and the infectious tendrils continue to push against his powers. His vision is a blurry mess due to the injury and his rising exhaustion, which make every movement pure agony. With his fount powers focused entirely on healing, the warrior feels as defenseless as an infant and worries that he might get killed before he can face the Baron again. For the countless time, he stops to grip the arrow’s shaft and gives a small tug to see if it can be removed. The painful headache that rockets through his skull causes Delvin to collapse and slide down the smoky remains of a house, which he unknowingly scaled. Rolling over the eave, he hits the cobblestones with his face and screams when the projectile is driven a bit further into his eye socket. Unable to continue moving, he gets onto his back and watches the sky for signs of his friends. Putting his shield on his chest and drawing his sword, the warrior is unsure if he is trying to appear ready for battle or pose for his funeral.”

Be sure to read the Author’s Note at the end of this book as he explains how the series came about and evolved. He gives credit where credit is due and he appreciates those of us who invested our time in Windemere.

I encourage those of you who have never read one book in this series to jump in because Windemere will leave a mark on your soul. Note to movie directors and investors who are on the search for the next fantasy to light up the silver screen or create a cult like following for a TV series, look no further than Legend of Windemere. It will be worth your investment.

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Publication Date: ‎December 21, 2017
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Quest of the Brokenhearted by Charles E. Yallowitz.

From the pages of ‘Legends of Windemere’.

(From the pages of ‘Legends of Windemere’) As Windemere moves forward, a broken spirit falls into the shadows.

Two years have passed since Luke Callindor was lost during the champions’ battle against Baron Kernaghan. Many mourn the loss, but none have been hurt more than the fiancée he left behind, Kira Grasdon. Plagued by grief and determined to prove he is alive, she has sacrificed her business, her reputation, and her hope. Surviving on the streets of Gaia, she has become an emotional husk of her former self. It is only by chance that Kira crosses paths with an old friend and learns of a path, which will either end her suffering or revive her shattered soul. As the rumors state, hundreds of adventurers have flocked to Lacarsis and none have returned.

Will Kira meet her death in the City of Evil or will she thrive among the monsters?

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Publication Date: ‎June 30, 2018
Language: ‎English
Epic Fantasy
Teen and Young Adult
Adult and College Age
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Fantasy and Magic
Epic Fantasy (Mid-Teens and Up)

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Two Special Videos by Charles E. Yallowitz

Stand-Alone Books!

Crossing Bedlam by Charles E. Yallowitz

The United States of America has been crippled. Violently contained by a global military force and left without its leaders, the country has become shattered and chaotic. A decade has passed since the first strike and a new landscape has emerged where survival is more important than anything else. Who will uncover the truth behind the attack and revive this once great nation?

It certainly won’t be Cassidy and Lloyd since they couldn’t care less about that stuff. She is a young woman on a mission to honor her mother’s dying wish, which is to toss her ashes off the Golden Gate Bridge. He is an infamous serial killer she broke out of Rikers Island since hiring a bodyguard wasn’t working out. Not the perfect plan, but having an insane, oddly charming murder-junkie on your side is a plus in the Shattered States.

Bullets and swear words are going to fly as Cassidy and Lloyd travel coast to coast, facing one challenge after another . . . including Nebraska.

5 Stars: Apocalyptic Action-Comedy Adventure!

Author Charles E. Yallowitz moves away from his usual epic fantasy novels to write this Apocalyptic Action Comedy Adventure. The Cover Design & Illustration is the creation of Jon Hunsinger.

Sixteen chapters of adventure where the characters are raw, rough and tough in a world where the United States is now under the control of a global military force where the borders are defined by a new meaning and the States are on their own.

Main character Cassidy is a young woman on a personal mission “tempted to draw her gun and make a stand, but she knows the prison guards are only doing their job.” She is among the escapees from Rikers’ Island. Even though they are all “Sadistic murderers and traitorous thieves though they may be, she broke them out for a reason.” “There is an air of tension and aggression that is growing stronger by the hour even though nobody has spoken since escaping Rikers Island.”

I quote Cassidy here, “Then you’re not going to like being out in the real world,” the young woman replies, her fingers tracing random designs on her mug’s condensation. Seeing the question on the tip of the man’s tongue, she runs her hands through her hair and taps at her forehead scar. “Money is useless in most of the Shattered States. That’s what the country is called now because every place has its own laws and systems. One of the few things that carries over the borders is bartering. For example, this meal is being paid for by a full set of silverware and two packages of pre-sliced pepperoni. It’s why we’re eating a full pie and can get another for the road. You’ll either figure things out or become a violent scavenger to survive. Everyone picks one way or the other at some point.”

Follow Cassidy and the others in this new world where law, order and survival take on a new meaning. “Standing at the street corner, Cassidy stares at the lakeshore building that is on the other side of a concrete clearing. A garden is in the center of the circular area, half of it an attempt at nurturing vegetables and the other an array of flowers. The distant structure is like nothing she has ever seen before with the more visible part a glass pyramid and a square tower on its backside. Blocky additions are on the right-hand side of the building, which has been covered in vivid pictures that make Cassidy think the residents keep changing their minds about the decorations. Coming off the left and sitting on Lake Erie is a circular structure that is adorned with a patchwork of old concert posters. With the warm and calm weather, there are people fishing along the shore and in small boats, which are meticulously tethered to pylons to avoid floating away. Far in the distance, the outlines of military vessels can be seen waiting to stop anyone from trying to escape into Canada. Not wanting to dwell on darker times and how the rest of the world is going on without her, Cassidy turns her gaze back to their destination.”

If you like reading action adventure and epic fantasy tales, please read Crossing Bedlam and all the novels in Charles E. Yallowitz’s Legends of Windemere series.

“Crossing Bedlam” by Charles E. Yallowitz is a new Apocalyptic Action Comedy Adventure where violence and language create an adult reading experience.

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Print Length: ‎337 Pages
Publication Date: ‎February 13, 2016
Language: ‎English
Apocalyptic Action-Comedy Adventure
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Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale by Charles E. Yallowitz

Found in a battered notebook, these poems are the remnants of an expedition to the legendary Blatherhorn Vale. Cut off from human contact, the creatures of this mysterious land are nothing more than rumors. At this time, we cannot determine if these are true reports of unknown creatures or if they are the ramblings of a madman. You be the judge.

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Publisher: ‎CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 1, 2013)
Language: ‎English
Fantasy (General)

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Catalysts by Charles E. Yallowitz

When trapped in an elevator together, Jeffrey and Darla learn that misery doesn’t always love company. With the screams of death and chaos echoing from outside, they find themselves slowly slipping into a world of fear and darkness they may never recover from. All the while, something is terrorizing the convention outside and turning the guests and celebrities into psychotic monsters.

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Publication Date: ‎ October 26, 2013
Language: ‎English
Fantasy (General)

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The Hopeteller by Charles E. Yallowitz

Humanity has been driven into the wilderness by the ‘Invaders’. They have been forced to live as colonies in the wilderness where survival is a daily struggle. Hope becomes harder and harder to hold onto as the years pass.

Then one day, a young man tells a story to an injured friend and the Hopeteller is born. Unsure of the power of his words, he finds himself moving the colony with his fairy tales. He will see his people through death and fear as they continue to fight for survival.

Enjoy this novella that is part post-apocalyptic journal and part fairy tales.

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Publication Date: ‎ May 30, 2014
Language: ‎English
Fantasy (General)
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Ichabod Brooks And The City Of Beasts by Charles E. Yallowitz

In a time of heroes, a man will take any job to provide for his family.

Ichabod Brooks has earned a reputation for taking the jobs most men and women fear to challenge. This reputation has brought him to the charred remains of a small village nestled within the hills and forest of Ralian. The ruins are a source of strange monsters that terrorize the countryside and repeatedly elude the local guards and hunters. The few brave souls who have entered the creatures’ lair have yet to come out alive or dead.

The chances of survival are slim, but that generous payment is too much for Ichabod to resist. After all, a man and his family have to eat.

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Publication Date: ‎May 30, 2015
Language: ‎English
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The Life And Times Of Ichabod Brooks by Charles E. Yallowitz.

Enter the world of Windemere with 11 action-adventure short stories featuring a man who is out to make an honest living.

Some heroes seek fame. Some seek fortune. Others simply want to save the world. Ichabod Brooks only wants to put food on the table for his family.

Known and respected as the man who can get any job done, Ichabod has seen his share of adventure. Most of which have been highly exaggerated by bards. Still, the man has his famous reputation for a reason. Whether it be climbing a temperamental mountain for eggs or escorting orphans to their new homes, Ichabod takes every job seriously and makes sure he is as prepared as he can be. Not that it helps since things always take a turn for the worse.

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Publication Date: ‎July 1, 2017
Language: English
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About The Author: Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn’t working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. Truthfully, his tales of adventure are much more interesting than his real life, so skip the bio and dive into the action.

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Australian Science Fiction Author Clayton Graham!

Explore The Milijun Universe And Countless Others!

Milijun by Clayton Graham.

Book 1-Milijun Series.

5 Stars: Explores our deepest darkest fears!

Milijun: What Would Alien Interaction Really Be Like?

A tangled web of alien intrigue traps a mother and son in its deadly embrace …

When aliens capture Laura’s son, it’s going to take a lot more than a mother’s love to get him back. After infiltrating a military research base, Laura discovers a terrifying secret: their plans to engineer humans for galactic exploration.

Laura battles to save Jason, several mothers-to-be, and herself from alien control. But she quickly realizes the aliens have their own mission for her. Soon she faces a choice, take a chance at an impossible escape or accept the aliens’ vision of a new humanity.

Milijun is the first installment of an action-packed sci-fi alien invasion story. If you like tales of first contact, secret military operations, and the people caught in the middle, then you’ll love Clayton Graham’s fast-paced sci-fi thrill ride.

Buy Milijun to discover the future of evolution.

“Captured my interest from the very beginning, and never once let go.” Jenna – Indie Book Reviewers

“If you love the genre, read this gem.” Julius Zon – Self Publishing Review

5 Stars: Explores our deepest darkest fears!

Mankind has always had a fascination with extraterrestrials which dates from ice-age cave walls, ancient Egyptian carvings all the way to Milijun by Clayton Graham.

This well written novel explores our deepest darkest fears that as a planet we are not ready for an alien incursion, in fact we pretend our intellect can save us. However, in Australia 2179 AD main character Laura Sinclair is faced with the unimaginable when she and her son Jason witness aliens descending to earth.

It is earth’s exploration and mining on the lunar surface that begins the conflict that ultimately results in the alien incursion into the Australian outback. Laura and her son Jason are faced with alien-driven technology that severely tests a mother’s love and resolve to protect her offspring at whatever cost.

It is my intent to share a quote to show you the author’s writing style without spoiling the story.

… “It was almost 6:30 pm when Laura came across what would later be called the Rawlinna nest. The sun was dropping in the western sky as she staggered wearily to the top of a modest incline and surveyed the collection of old aluminum shacks spread out before her.

…She dropped to the ground, partly to avoid detection but also from sheer fatigue. Her face was covered with sweat and there were several dirt marks down both cheeks where she had attempted to clear bothersome flies from her face. Closing her eyes briefly, she sat in silence, not wanting to act in haste but acutely aware that time was crucial. Earlier, she had made a brief stop to drink water from the choppa’s emergency rations but now felt the need for more. She quenched her thirst then nibbled at a foul-tasting energy bar as she thought through her next move.”

I invite you to the Australia outback where things are not as you might imagine. Milijun is a striking name for this novel. I dare you to find its meaning. It is an Australian aboriginal word which also has a Serb-Croatian context.

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Review by Cheri Roan: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Powerfully Exciting Sci-Fi Adventure!! Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016. Verified Purchase. Dust settled and the moon bathed the scene in quietude as if wishing not to remember the violence and invasion that had so abruptly occurred and just as swiftly vanished.”

Aliens have invaded earth as Laura and her fourteen-year-old son, Jason are embarking on a relaxing camping trip. As lights flash in the distance only within seconds seem to be upon the mother and son. Demanding that Jason doesn’t share with anyone the pictures that he took of the invasion, as she just wishes to forget it ever happened. However, that all changes when the next day Jason goes to the camp tourist center and uses the workstations to get a better look at his photos, he is abducted by an alien who has taken control of a ranger’s body. Laura rescues her son only to find themselves on the run from the police, military, and aliens, not knowing whose body has been invaded and just who can they trust.

Alien invasion stories are nothing new, however, this one is unique by keeping the story fresh, fast-paced and exciting without the usual predictability of most sci-fi fantasies. The amazing plot has not only blown me away, but the characters are outstanding in depth and realism. I was captivated by Laura’s strength, as she had to dig deep within herself to find the courage and fortitude to not only save herself and Jason, but others who are depending on her too. Powerfully exciting sci-fi adventure that is sure to quicken the heart more than once. Excellent read.

Review by Evelyn: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Colourful Fantasy. Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2021. Verified Purchase. I adore fantasy novels because they challenge the reader and this one in particular did it in an extraordinary way. The author, Clayton Graham, paints very well described scenes and fantastic characters that are worthy of holding attention through to the end. They are really great protagonists with unique personalities, each of them with their own quirks and memorable characteristics.

The story blew my mind as it is an interesting mix of science fiction, conflict, aliens and clandestine Earth forces filled with details. Anyway, the narrative is really easy to follow because the writer did a sublime work introducing the reader to the story by making them part of it.

I would recommend this piece of work to anyone who enjoys this kind of reading. It will fulfill any reader’s expectation in the same way it completed mine.

Review by JC in GA: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A great futuristic science fiction novel. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017. Verified Purchase. A great sci-fi read! It draws the reader in right away with the discovery of alien life hiding in a cave on the moon. There is a considerable amount of suspense and I instantly found myself rooting for Simon Cordell, hoping he would survive his ordeal. Does he? Read the book to find out.

The main draw for me, however, when we’re talking science fiction, is the world-building. I love this, especially in futuristic fiction. It was fascinating to read about Australia in the wake of what nearly turned out to be humanity’s final war. I was intensely curious to find out what life was like in Northern Australia, and wanted to know more of the history of how the country split into two parts. And the Milijun compound was so full of mysteries I just had to keep reading to find out what was going on.

Oh, and there are aliens. Did I mention that? So on top of everything else we add in the mystery of how they arrived on earth and what they want now that they are here. And does Milijun have something to do with all of it? Again, read the book to find out. It’s a fascinating story with lots of suspense and surprising twists and turns.

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Paperback: 322 Pages
Publisher: Publicious Pty Ltd (January 4, 2016)
Language: English
Science Fiction (Alien Invasion, First Contact)
Science Fiction (Action and Adventure)
Science Fiction (Fantasy)
Science Fiction (Military)
Science Fiction (Space Operas)

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*****

Amidst Alien Stars by Clayton Graham.

Book 2-Milijun Series!

5 Stars: It will capture your imagination!

An unbidden journey to a new world. A mind-bending search for intergalactic empathy. Will mankind ever understand the true meaning of the alien interactions with Earth?

Following their terrifying capture from their home planet, Laura Sinclair and son, Jason, lead a group of desperate humans in a bid to forge their own future, and that of the entire human race.

Aboard an alien space station, orbiting a mysterious planet in a strange new galaxy, they find themselves as collaborators in a breathtaking scheme of cosmic survival—for aliens and humans alike. But who can they really trust as they struggle to understand the challenging and hostile environment that holds them in a grip of iron?

To succeed, they must solve the puzzle of extraterrestrial races in the throes of a perplexing and historic conflict. But will that be a bridge too far?

If you like Close Encounters, Contact, and Arrival, then you’ll love Amidst Alien Stars, the standalone second book in a spellbinding new alien interaction series from Clayton Graham.

“There is world building of such depth and lush detail that you could almost feel it.” Kay Mack TOP 1000 REVIEWER

“Not only is this an exciting, action-packed page turner – I love the intelligence reflected, the witty dialogue, and the genuine depth in the characters’ emotions.” Meenaz Lodhi

“Admirable world-building and the unsurpassable, indefatigable, drive of the human spirit to not just survive, but to thrive, power this engrossing sequel to the author’s debut science fiction novel, Milijun.” Mallory A Haws

5 Stars: It will capture your imagination!

Milijun Book Two: Amidst Alien Stars is finally here. Laura Sinclair and her son Jason desperately try to navigate the dangerous planet where aliens threaten not only their survival, but the whole human race.

Chapter one finds Laura “studying the growth tanks” where each child will grow to maturity with her son’s DNA. Now in her forties, she finds herself grandmother to many, part human and part alien.

Here is a conversation between Jason and Helena Belmonte in Chapter Eight: “Helena Belmonte suddenly appeared from behind a nearby tree.

…As always, she was dressed in her Eucla clothing: a white dress blouse and dark uniform trousers. Her blond hair flowed free, and her face carried a nervous smile. She carried her tunic under one arm. She doesn’t look like someone trained to kill with one well-placed blow, Jason thought. Still, appearances are deceptive. He briefly wondered how she could have been so stupid as to succumb to the moronic advances of Simon Cordell.

…She took a step towards him. “Can we talk?”

…Jason shrugged and sat down with his back to the wall. Helena came and sat beside him, a metre distant, her slim legs almost up to her chin.

… “I suppose you heard about Simon?” Helena said.

…Jason glanced at her. Her eyes were red from crying. The smile was gone, and her face was a picture of misery.

… “I heard. Did Susan Carmody send you?”

…With tears threatening, she shook her head. “She told me what she had done to Simon, but she did not ask me to speak to you.”

… “I don’t know whether Simon Cordell deserved what he got, and maybe only you can answer that, but I don’t agree with what Susan did.”

…Helena looked into the distance, a faint tremor on her lips. “We were stupid. I was lonely and frightened of this place. It’s not natural. None of it.” She managed a faint smile. “They tell me the aliens will fix his injuries in next to no time.”

… “I don’t think he will bother you again,” Jason said.

… “I can heel-kick as well as any officer here,” Helena declared. “I do have some strength. I think Susan meant well. She was trying to protect me.”

… “One of her girls.”

…Helena almost laughed, then her face grew serious. “I said Susan didn’t send me. She didn’t. It was me who wanted to see you.” She appeared nervous. “You know the aliens more than anybody here. Can I ask you some questions?”

…Jason could feel the tension in her voice, see it in her aura. He just nodded. On Earth, he had been the First Seen. Chosen by the aliens, or, rather, by the RNasia. His vacation with his mother had been savagely interrupted, and he had been forced into adulthood more rapidly than seemed good for his mental well-being. But now, what storms had raged through his mind had abated. Turmoil still existed, but it was a gentle, thought-provoking turmoil, one that led him to accept his role among the human captors. Schooldays were a mere candle in the roar of a nuclear sun, a distant memory buried in a distant world. He remained the First Seen, and perhaps would always be so.

…Helena said, “I know we have provided the hybrids for the aliens.

…I know they are supposed to be an improvement on both our races. I even think I understand how they will use them to explore the galaxy without fear of physical or mental degradation.” She turned her face towards Jason, and he saw such a loss of future hope, such despair, that he felt his own strength and beliefs beginning to crumble under an assault of uncertainty. “But I don’t know how the women fit in, even how you and your mother fit in. Have they finished with us?

…Are we eventually to be discarded once the hybrids are free of the tanks? Will we meet them, see our own offspring? And what happens then?” She put her head in her hands. “Will they want more hybrids from us? Will we ever see Earth again?”

…The possibility that the Gliezans would repeat the hybrid experiment on this orbiting station disturbed him. He wondered whether it was the obvious thing for them to do—produce more hybrids with their captives, and never return to Earth at all. That would devastate everybody and would rule out the need for interplanetary collaboration.

…The thought made him sick to his stomach. The Milijun enhancements and direct contact with the aliens had matured him well beyond his fifteen years, somehow increased the power of his mind, but there were times when teenage naivety broke through.

… “I wish I could answer your questions,” Jason responded eventually, “but I can’t. I can only repeat what we have been told. We are part of an alien plan for future cooperation between our two worlds, and that might have a great and wonderful outcome, or it might turn out to be a genetic and spiritual disaster. We are, if you like, an experiment that will enable both worlds to explore the cosmos as allies.”

I encourage you to read ‘Milijun’ (Book One) and follow it up with ‘Amidst Alien Stars’ (Milijun Book Two). Author Clayton Graham will capture your imagination, take you on an adventure with characters that are both human and alien, with a story so philosophical that it almost defies fiction.

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Review by Stephanie: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. This book transports you to another world. Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2020. Verified Purchase. Amidst Alien Stars thrusts readers into a foreign otherworldly setting where humans confront feelings of captivity by the Gliezan alien race while being housed on a space station orbiting an alien home planet known as Glieze. The story kickstarts readers into the confusions and tribulations of the humans being housed, allowing readers to slowly assess the backstory of situation that the humans currently find themselves in. Through a third person point of view, readers follow the story’s first protagonist, Laura Sinclair, and learn of the human’s perceived role in an alien-human hybridization program of which we find the humans to be extremely skeptical of to say the least. We discover that Sinclair’s son Jason, the story’s second protagonist, is what the alien race has termed as, “The First Seen,” and how this mother-son duo plays distinct and significant roles in mediating between the interaction and dissemination of knowledge amid the humans and aliens while the human space survivors complete their purported mission of collaboration in galactic exploration with the Gliezans, set for an unsuspected amount of time before they are returned to Earth. The mystery of truth and trust between the spiritually advanced alien races and human race poses a conundrum throughout, while readers gain a deeper sense of character development as the plot thickens and the pressure is placed on the development of the hybrid children to be both physically and spiritually compatible to prove the experimentation and the future of human survival a success.

The author, Clayton Graham, does a fine job in writing a compelling story with interchanging parts bathed in suspense and speculation with a New Age twist. Envisioning the different groups of characters – aliens, robots, and humans alike – was fascinating and I especially enjoyed the way that Graham portrayed the foreign entities as believable alien characters with a historical account of their own civilization. Although this is the second book in the Milijun series, I greatly appreciated Graham’s succinct preface and opening chapters which I felt was intelligently crafted to allow for the second book to hold strong as a standalone novel. The quality of writing in this book sparks enough intrigue and enjoyment to considering going backwards into the story and read the first book. I was impressed by the fact that while reading, my mind was begging for the storyline to be adapted into a motion picture. Graham’s descriptive writing in this outer-space Sci-Fi novel had me imagining how each scene, and the characters within, would look while interacting on the big screen. Thoroughly enjoyed, I highly recommend this novel especially if you are keen on being transported into another dimension.

Review by Ian J. Miller: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Reflective science fiction. Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020. Verified Purchase. This book is the second of a series, and there are several references to book 1 (which I have not read). I think it is sufficiently self-contained that it can be read as stand-alone, although the several references back to book one happenings that were not really relevant to the present issues were a little annoying. The background is that a number of Australians were abducted by an alien ship and sent to the planet Glieze, or more accurately, a space station above the planet that has a number of sections, each one devoted to one of the “nations” on the planet below. It turns out that the natural people of the planet cannot survive going “there and back” through space, but they had developed sentient robot-life forms to do that. What the humans were abducted for was to make hybrids; half-human half-Gliezan, to do that space travel. It was not clear to me why the Gliezans cared, as robots would be just as good as hybrids. However, the Gliezans were also scrapping between each other, and there was a fear the hybrids might be soldiers. The hybrids grew to the equivalent of 18-year-olds in tanks in a matter of weeks. Another oddity of these hybrids is they have a genetic human mother and father, so what was the alien part? That is not explained.

The level of science is fairly low, although the aliens are claimed to be able to access additional dimensions and some of what they do complies well with that. Well done there. The descriptions of the space station, the aliens and the planet are good. The humans gradually discover that the aliens have this conflict, at least between two lots of them, and the way the aliens try to hide this is well depicted. Gradually the aliens are drawn into the conflict, and they try to draw the humans in also. The characters are quite well-drawn. The action is well-described, but the action is also somewhat mild, and it is also a little repetitive in nature, i.e., the same sort of thing tends to repeat, and resolution tends to be “off-stage”. The aliens tend to be enigmatic, especially the Gerb who have a very truncated way of expressing themselves. Overall, a very imaginative story, if with a somewhat slow-moving reflective plot and with well-drawn characters in nature and emotion. My grading is somewhere between four and five stars, but I am starting the new year feeling generous.

Review by Retha: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great! Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2020. Verified Purchase. The plot in the story along with the characters and their adventures were all so captivating! Most of the time I was kept on the edge of my couch, turning page after page; it kept me intrigued the whole time.

I actually came into the Milijun series starting with this book as well, so it goes to show that the novel is written in a way that both new readers and those coming back to the story can enjoy it. It has enough of an explanation to elaborate on the how’s and why’s of the story so far, but not too much to bore current fans of the series. Graham’s writing style does suit the sci-fi theme really well, rich in detail, making it easy for the reader to envision the characters, depicting their personalities oh so attractively. The depth in their thought processes and feelings is described amazingly, appropriate to each hurtle in the story line.

The plot entail’s themes of alien abduction; trust issues between humans and their abductors, and dealing with consequences of decisions made. The layering of the story is complex and so in this way, it would be ideal to read the first novel before this book, of course, as you would with a series. There’s tales of individual and group adventures, each tying in with one another as you would expect it to.

The book has enough momentum that builds to climax with the right pace and all of the wow moments at the perfect times. It starts off with a great introduction and the thought processes of the protagonists, allowing for ascension into more complex scenarios. It also has just the right amount of action and thrill to keep it suspenseful consistently and appropriately.

This book is perfect for those who like to take their time and enjoy what they are reading; taking in every single detail. The duration of the book is a decent amount too – not too long, not too short.

Overall, I can say that this is a really well written sci-fi novel that anyone could enjoy – a world that you can dive into straight away and be engrossed from start to finish. Clayton Graham really knows how to keep you wanting more!

Product Details:
Paperback: 402 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published (April 15, 2020)
Language: English
Science Fiction (Alien Invasion, First Contact)
Science Fiction (Action and Adventure)
Science Fiction (Fantasy)
Science Fiction (Military)
Science Fiction (Space Operas)

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*****

Alien Whispers by Clayton Graham.

Conflict and Communion (Milijun Book 3).

5 Stars: Engaging the Tellurian Empire!

The battle for the minds and hearts of humans is on…

A hundred years after her abduction to the alien planet Glieze, Laura Sinclair returns to Earth on a mission to find out what happened to her long-lost husband. But she finds the planet in turmoil under the oppressive regime of the authoritarian Tellurians. Humans are confined to the surface of their world and all extraterrestrial activity is forbidden.

Laura is a member of an ancient organization, now led by her son, Jason, which pioneered alien collaboration. From their secretive Martian base, they must find a way to free mankind from brutal tyranny. But one dangerous man stands in their way, a man who’ll stop at nothing to achieve his domination of Earth.

Weapons of Mass Destruction have been forbidden on the planet for a century, but something strange is happening on the moon—and alien insurgents stand ready to take advantage of the chaos. The future of humankind hangs in the balance. With her alien allies and members of Earth’s Underground, Laura must find a way to defeat both the renegade aliens and the overwhelming might of the Tellurian Empire.

The stage is set for an electrifying showdown that will decide the future of the Earth and that of the entire universe.

Alien Whispers: Conflict and Communion is the standalone third book in the Milijun series. Join the battle to save Earth from a fate that is crushing the planet’s will to survive.

Praise for the Series:

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