Was Elizabeth (Ely) Trentham only just the second wife of Edward deVere, the 17th Earl of Oxford? Or, should she be properly recognized as the authentic Shakespeare?
The story of the genius of Ely is revealed, from her childhood to the ten years as a maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth I, her marriage to deVere and their collaboration, and why they needed to hire Wm Shaksper as their front. After Edward’s death in 1604, Ely continues to write plays until her death in 1612, the same year “Shakespeare” retires. Unbeknownst to anyone, Ely leaves clues behind waiting to be discovered even though it will take four-hundred years to do so.
Interwoven into the story of Ely is the modern story of Cynthia Parsons, a history teacher who is convinced Ely and Edward collaborated. Cynthia’s life includes friendships and romance, but researching the truth about Ely remains her primary focus. She receives help from a librarian friend and an attorney and together they search for evidence to prove who actually deserves the title “Shakespeare.” When Cynthia finds the clues left behind by Ely, there are those who will use any means to keep Cynthia from revealing her discoveries.
Winner of Early 2022 Firebird Book Award
Review by -Ingrid Delle Jacobson, Editor: “A thoroughly enjoyable read and lovely book! I was almost sorry to edit the last page. I was particularly impressed with the literary references and the amount of research that has gone into writing it.
Essentially two storylines in one book, the author has woven them together beautifully. The plot unfolds perfectly, the characters are easily imaginable and well described (and well researched in the historical chapters). The descriptions of clothing, environs and society of the time in the historical chapters were also beautifully crafted, evocative and clearly well-researched.
Generally speaking, this book ticks all the boxes of ‘great reads.’ I may be biased somewhat as I, too, am an avid Shakespeare fan (I have acted many Shakespearean roles as well) and for sure, other ‘Bardolators’ (apparently this is now a word for fans of Shakespeare) will love this! Indeed, readers fond of historical or semi-historical novels will enjoy it, too. Please write some more!”
Product Details: Hardcover: 388 Pages Publisher: Wings Epress, Inc. (October 1, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Fiction (Medieval Historical) Global Library: Mysteries (Historical)
Meredith lost her footing on loose shale, sending rocks rolling down the face of the mountain. Forcing herself to fall backward, she stopped her downward flight by digging her heels into the loose gravel and dirt, but skinned the heels of her hands in the process. When she surveyed the landscape, she thought walking down the rocky incline would be easier, and she could keep the ocean in view. Looking back up the slope, she realized a previous landslide had caused the unstable earth. Cautiously, she crawled through the loose rocks until she was back on solid ground.
Standing on a rocky outcropping, she picked pieces of gravel from her skinned hands, brushed herself off, and paused for a minute to marvel at the view. There wasn’t just one mountain, but a series of evergreen covered mountains all converging on one another. The green-forested mountains changed into green-black, one mountain shadowed against another, until they turned purple, silhouetted against the skyline miles away. The majestic coastal mountain panorama surrounded her, until it abruptly ended in the infinite blue of the Pacific Ocean.
She brought herself back to her near surroundings and realized where she stood made a perfect target. Behind her were two killers and before her was the steep downward route to the highway; a highway which was nowhere in sight. No choice but to continue down and hope for the best. She still felt uncertain what route to take. Her desire to keep the ocean in view not only proved impractical, but unsafe. There was no other choice but to climb back into the gully where the stream snaked down into a dark canyon. The stream seemed to meander at the edge of several acres of logged timber and down to the canyon so deeply forested all she could see were the tops of the trees.
Product Details: Print Length: 290 Pages Publisher: Wings ePress, Inc. (December 11, 2010) Language: English Global Library: Mysteries Romance Global Library: Mysteries Women Sleuths Global Library: Romance Suspense Thrillers
Message From The Author: Starting a new life after retiring from a business career, I became a full-time student at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon majoring in English Literature and Writing, graduating with my BA degree in 2006. During my senior year I was inspired by my Shakespeare class, with not just the plays and sonnets, but with the authorship question as well. I was certain a woman must have had a hand in writing the plays since so many of the roles had strong female characters — certainly something unusual since woman of the sixteenth century lived in a misogynistic society. This led me to Elizabeth Trentham, the second wife of Edward deVere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, ultimately spending the next several years researching and writing my novel, Lady of the Play. To be published in 2021 by Wings ePress.
I am a widow living in Tigard, Oregon. I have three sons from my first marriage to Robert Pease. I have nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Following my twenty-five-year career in workers’ compensation claims administration, besides going back to college, I devoted myself to my second marriage to Donald Lindstedt, living in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I published my first novel, Deception Cove, published by Wings ePress in 2010. Following Don’s death in 2014, I moved to Tigard, Oregon to be closer to my family. I am kept busy with my writing and meetings with writers’ groups, I am a member of P.E.O. and play bridge once a week.
Besides my novel, Deception Cove, my fiction honors include third place winner for a poem: Two Ladies of Chedigny for Willamette Writers, Portland. Finalist for short story: Simply to Fly for NW Writers Association contest in Seattle. I presented a paper at the Virginia Woolf Conference, Lewis and Clark University. A guest speaker at the 2011 Shakespeare Authorship Symposium delivering my paper, Shakespeare, Perhaps a Woman.
My non-fiction writing honors include articles published in the Workers Compensation Journal and Risk Management Magazine, and Risk Management Magazine, and contributed a chapter in the book: Work Injury: The Full Spectrum of Management. I also prepared a historical cookbook, “Cooking on the Coast” for Cannon Beach Historical Society.
‘The Ack Ack Girl’(First Book In TheLove and War Series)
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.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Paperback: 331 Pages Publisher: Independently published (February 3, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
The Love and War Series! The Ack Ack Girl Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenadeby Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Second Book In The Love and War Series Paperback: 108 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 7, 2017) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Bloodstone Series! A Venomous Love Silk Snifter of Death
The Bloodstone Series Are Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Silk (The Bloodstone Series Book 1) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Series: The Bloodstone Series (Book 1) Paperback: 322 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 10, 2019) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Snifter of Death (The Bloodstone Series Book 2) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Series: The Bloodstone Series (Book 2) Paperback: 392 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 11, 2019) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
A Venomous Love (The Bloodstone Series Book 3) by Chris Karlsen
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’.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Series: The Bloodstone Series (Book 3) Paperback: 340 Pages Publisher: Independently published (January 18, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Knights in Time Series! Heroes Live Forever In Time for You Journey in Time Knight Blindness Gift Box Set Losing Time
The Knights In Time Are Romances!
Heroes Live Forever (Knights in Time Book 1) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Knights in Time Book 1 Paperback: 390 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (April 14, 2011) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Journey in Time (Knights in Time Book 2) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Knights in Time Book 2 Paperback: 352 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 1, 2011) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Knight Blindness (Knights in Time Book 3) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Knights in Time Book 3 Paperback: 394 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (July 20, 2013) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
In Time for You (Knights in Time Book 4) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Knights in Time Book 4 Paperback: 366 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 4, 2019) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Losing Time (Knights in Time Book 5) by Chris Karlsen
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?
Product Details: Knights in Time Book 5 Print Length: 356 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 16, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
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.
Product Details: Print Length: 846 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (September 5, 2014) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Golden Chariot (Dark Waters Book 1) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Dark Waters Book 1 Paperback: 370 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (March 14, 2012)Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
Byzantine Gold (Dangerous Waters Book 2) by Chris Karlsen
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.
Product Details: Dangerous Waters Book 2 Paperback: 286 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (January 21, 2013) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
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.
Product Details: Single Book (not in series) Print Length: 94 Pages Publisher: Books to Go Now (October 14, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers!
A Tiempo Para Ti (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 292 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Ceguera del Caballero (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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
Product Details: Print Length: 318 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (November 1, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
El Carro Dorado (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 368 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Los Héroes Viven Para Siempre (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Oro Bizantino (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 259 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (October 16, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Seda (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 278 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (June 24, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Serenata Bajo la Luna (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Publisher: Books To Go Now (October 23, 2018) Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Un Trago a la Muerte (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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
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.
Product Details: Publisher: Books To Go Now (September 25, 2018) Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Language: Spanish Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Viaje En El Tiempo (Spanish Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language: Spanish)
Heróis Vivem para Sempre (Portuguese Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 318 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (February 1, 2017) Language: Portuguese Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language-Portuguese)
Seda (Portuguese Edition) by Chris Karlsen (Author), 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.
Product Details: Print Length: 283 Pages Publisher: Books To Go Now (March 29, 2019) Language: Portuguese Global Library: Romance (Historical) Global Library: Romance Historical Suspense Thrillers! Global Library: Romance (Language-Portuguese)
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 a 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 the places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and Turkey, she has used her love of both places as settings for her books. “Heroes Live Forever,” which is her debut book, is set in England as is the sequel, “Journey in Time,” the third is “Knight Blindness.” They are part of her Knights in Time series. All three are available as a boxed set on Kindle. She is currently working on the fourth in the “Knights in Time,” series. “Golden Chariot,” is set in Turkey and the sequel, “Byzantine Gold” is set Turkey, Paris and Cyprus. They are part of her Dangerous Waters series.
Her most recent release is called, “Silk” and is book one of a new series, The Bloodstone Series. It is a suspense set in Victorian London.
Published by Books to Go Now, her novels are available in digital, ebook, and Android App. and in paperback. “Heroes Live Forever” is also in audio format.
A Chicago native, Chris has lived in Paris and Los Angeles and now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four rescue dogs. A city girl all her life, living in a small village on a bay was a interesting adjustment. She’d never lived anywhere so quiet at night and traffic wasn’t bumper to bumper 24/7.
Some of Chris’s favorite authors are: Michael Connolly, John Sandford, Joseph Wambaugh, Stephen Coonts, Bernard Cornwell, Julia Quinn, Julie Anne Long, Deanna Raybourne and Steve Berry.
Historical Romance and Historical Romance Suspense Thrillers!
Knights in Time
Heroes Live Forever
Journey in Time
In Time for You
Snifter of Death
A Venomous Love
Love & War Series
The Ack Ack Girl
Moonlight Serenade (New Historical Romance)
Dark Water Series
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)
U.S. Army Sergeant Harry Archer has been listed as ‘missing in
action’ since the Vietnam War ended 40 + years ago. When he suddenly escapes
his Vietnamese captors with the aide of a Vietnamese woman whose father was an
American soldier, he’s armed with the knowledge of a classified top-secret
agreement that was privately reached between former U.S. President Richardson
and North Vietnam’s leader. The agreement enabled Vietnam to retain specific
POWs with skills vital to the rebuilding that country. The hand- picked men
were reclassified as ‘missing in action’ and destined to remain in Vietnam for
the rest of their lives. It would be considered restitution for damages inflicted
by America and in return a pre-ordained ‘peace with honor’ would be reached.
When the Vietnamese Government notifies the current President of
the United States of his escape, he acts in accordance with that agreement and
orders the CIA to track down Sergeant Archer and kill him before the agreement
is exposed. Within hours Harry Archer is leading a cloak and dagger life as the
CIA is determined to kill him and keep the Government’s heinous act of so many
years earlier hidden from the public.
Enter Allison George, a reporter for the D.C. Telegraph Newspaper and member of several organizations trying to have the POW/ MIA issue from the Vietnam War resolved. Her brother had been a member of Harry’s platoon until he was killed in action. The Sergeant remembers that the soldier was always talking about his sister being a reporter and when he quietly reaches Washington, D.C. he contacts the woman. She finds his story unbelievable until he escorts her to the Vietnam War Memorial where he reveals things only known to her and her brother.
Product Details: Paperback: 394 Pages Publisher: Pen It! Publications, LLC (February 18, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Action & Adventure Global Library: Adventure/Suspense Global Library: Fiction (War & Military Action) Global Library: Fiction (War Based On Fiction) Global Library: Fiction (Action Thriller)
About The Author: Frank Charles Pisani is a retired New York City Police officer
born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated New Utrecht High School in 1964. He attended
Pratt Institute majoring in commercial art and advertising until drafted into
the United States Army in 1965. Upon release from the military the author
joined the New York City Police Department in June of 1968 and served as a
police officer for 20 years. In addition to M.I.A.: A Hero’s Return, he is also
working on a memoir titled, Journal of a New York Cop and a novel titled,
Manhattan North Homicide Squad.
Mission: Angola Xavier Sear Thriller Book 1 by Randall Krzak
Joao and Catarina Regaleria’s twentieth wedding anniversary celebration was fast approaching when a contact from the past reaches out for his assistance.
Colonel Theodore Mwanga, a former enemy commander during the Angolan war and now an important politician, requests Joao’s help. The colonel’s adult son, Peter, was kidnapped while working as a doctor for the Christian Aid Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Reluctant to get involved, Joao contacts Xavier Sear, a former CIA operative. They became friends when Joao served as a member of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces in Angola and Sear was an observer. After Catarina’s persuasive intervention, Joao and Sear head to the DRC to rescue Peter.
Treachery abounds at each step of the way. Will they be successful or will the situation deteriorate even further as various players follow their own agendas?
Product Details: Angola Xavier Sear Thriller Book 1Paperback: 273 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (January 18, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Political) Global Library: Thrillers (Espionage) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure)
Colombian Betrayal tears the cover off the drug trade and exposes the death, and violence behind the twisted connections between governments, revolutionaries, terrorists, and drug lords.
Watch as an unholy alliance is formed when the profits of a Columbian drug lord Olivia Moreno, begin disappearing and deadly new international competitors appear on the horizon. Moreno, head of the Barranquilla Cartel, strikes a deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Little does she know she is signing her own death warrant! FARC has a group wanting a foothold in South America—the Islamic State, and she is in the way. On the run, Moreno is captured by a CIA team. She spins a tale to use her money and manpower to destroy ISIS in an effort to save herself. Laws and rules of engagement are meaningless to Moreno, her life and her family are her only concern.
Will the CIA leader fall for her offer? Will team leader AJ Bruce strike a deal to turn the tables on Islamic State? Can she stop them from launching an attack on the United States? Or will she be too late? Is it worth trading control of Afghanistan’s poppy fields with Moreno as a reward for her cooperation? Or is Bruce playing her in an attempt to double-cross her and kill two birds with one stone?
Review by Preston Holtry, author of The Arrius Trilogy: Columbian Betrayal is a fast-paced, action thriller artfully crafted to keep you guessing what’s going to happen next. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the good guys from the bad, and that’s what keeps you turning the pages. The action scenes are realistic, the plot is layered, and the characters are compelling. This will be the first book in the author’s series, and already I’m waiting for the next one.
Product Details: Book 1 of 2: A Bruce and Smith Thriller Paperback: 330 Pages Publisher: Randall Krzak Books (February 24, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Assassination) Global Library: Thrillers (Terrorism) Global Library: Thrillers (Military) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure)
Revenge: A Bruce and Smith Thriller Book 2 by Randall Krzak
Relegated to a desk job at the Pentagon despite his last field mission being a success, Colonel Javier Smith submits his retirement papers. He moves forward with his plans to create a security and investigative agency called the Brusch Agency. The focus will be aiding international clientele.
AJ Bruce, who co-led the mission with Smith, finds herself rooted at CIA Headquarters. Although now in charge of the division responsible for tracking terrorist groups in Latin America, she misses the action from being in the field.
Meanwhile, Alberto Cabrera was one of four terrorists who survived Bruce and Smith’s mission. Also known as Abdul Rahman, he enlists the assistance of the others who escaped and vows to track down those who killed his friends and comrades.
As Javier and AJ grow closer together, will the future hold wedding bells or funerals? Hang onto your hats as the story unfolds.
Product Details: Book 2 of 2: A Bruce and Smith Thriller Paperback: 314 Pages Publisher: Randall Krzak Books (October 11, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Crime Action & Adventure) Global Library: Thrillers (War & Military Action) Global Library: Thrillers (Military) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure) Global Library: Thrillers (Mystery Action & Adventure)
Terrorist groups such as Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah have flourished in recent years with new recruits joining them and ISIS-affiliates at an alarming rate.
Blended operations by various Asian countries have forced the groups to work together to identify a new operational base. They seek an island nation to call home, one where they can plot against countries who oppose their ideals. They found a target, a small nation-state, perfect for their needs: The Republic of Singapore. Before anyone can respond, the ambassadors of the United States, Great Britain, and Australia are kidnapped from their residences in Singapore.
Right index fingers of each victim are sent as a warning. Any attempt to recover the ambassadors will result in the removal of additional body parts. Bedlam Charlie team leader, Evelyn Evinrude, leads the group to rescue the ambassadors and capture the local leaders of Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah.
Can Bedlam succeed or will events escalate, resulting in more deaths?
Product Details: Paperback: 373 Pages Publisher: Independently published (August 5, 2019) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Political) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure)
United Nations’ sanctions are crippling North Korea. China has turned her back on her malevolent partner. The North Korean military machine is crumbling, unable to function. Oil reserves are minimal and the government seeks new alliances.
Cargo and tourist ships are disappearing along the Somali and Kenyan coastline at an alarming rate. Speeches abound, but inaction emboldens Al-Shabab to seek their next prize: Kenya. The terror organization controls land but requires weapons.
Bedlam Bravo team leader Colonel Trevor Franklin (Ret.) leads the small international team into East Africa. Tempers flare as the team is embroiled in a political quagmire. The axis must be stopped to avert an international crisis but at what cost?
Review by Russell F. Moran, award-winning, best-selling novelist, author of The Gray Ship: “Like a gourmet chef, the author keeps a bunch of pots on the stove, cooking them up to a wonderful feast at the end, when all the sub-plots come together in a terrific ending. A true thriller.”
Review by M.D. Neu, author of The Calling and The Reunion: “Author Randall Krzak masterfully takes characters and settings most people are not familiar with and creates a rich story with sympathetic characters and lush backgrounds. These are not places most people would tread, so it’s nice to learn about them through the eyes of a man who has personal knowledge of them. Randall’s amazing mix of intrigue and suspense will keep you turning page after page.”
“I liked Dangerous Alliance by Randall Krzak, from the first sentence of this book which reads: “In the moonless night, the target floated in the harbor’s dark water, anchored fore and aft. A faint hiss broke the silence as climbing ropes and grappling hooks sailed into the air from Plummet NS50 Silent Launchers. Within moments, a sharp tug secured each hook to a quarter deck railing on the cruise ship, two each on the port side, the starboard, and from the stern.”
Review by TeamGolfwellcom: Needless to say, I was hooked. This brilliant author not only captures you with strong dramatic action brimming with suspense but also excellently and creatively weaves this intriguing story to keep you guessing and wondering what is going to happen next. His previous book, The Kurdish Connection was amazing, and I was even more impressed with the mind of this writer after reading Dangerous Alliance. Highly Recommended!”
Product Details: Paperback: 409 Pages Publisher: Independently published (November 5, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Political) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure)
KURDISH SCAVENGERS UNCOVER A CACHE OF NERVE GAS IN IRAQ AND OFFER THEM TO KURDISH FIGHTERS IN TURKEY. THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BEDLAM ALPHA TEAM MUST SECURE THE WEAPONS BEFORE THEY CAN BE USED.
“You must swear by Allah never to say a word of what I’m going to tell you. This is the most important secret. Ever!”
In their daily struggle for survival, Iraqi Kurdish scavengers uncover a cache of chemical weapons. They offer the weapons to fellow Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Syria to assist in their quest to free an imprisoned leader and create a unified homeland. After receiving a tip from an unlikely source, the newly formed Special Operations Bedlam team is called to arms!
Travel with Craig Cameron and his international team on their covert operation as they weave their way through war-torn regions seeking to locate and recover the weapons before they can be used to cause irreparable harm and instigate a world crisis.
The odds are stacked against them. Can they manage to keep their operation hidden and prevent further clashes before it’s too late?
“The Kurdish Connection—a compelling read. A story of friendship, danger and intrigue.”—Ann Everett, Amazon Best Selling Author.
“… Randall’s authentic voice adds a powerful push to keep a reader turning the pages.” —Janet Taylor-Perry, author of The Raiford Chronicles, The Legend of Draconis Saga, and April Chastain Intrigues.
“Topical – Engaging – Intriguing – Powerful … A real page turner.”—Rikon Gaites, author of Mummy’s Little Soldier and Darius Odenkirk.
“… Randall Krzak brings his wealth of experience living in this troubled part of the world and his military knowledge to bear in this exciting story…”—John L. DeBoer, author of When the Reaper Comes.
“… a journey full of history, suspense, intrigue, and action…a MUST READ for all!”—Les Stahl, Retired NSA Executive.
“… Readers need to fasten their seatbelts for a fast-paced tale made believable by a writer who knows what he’s writing about.”—Preston Holtry, author of the Morgan Westphal mystery series and the Arrius trilogy (forthcoming).
“A behind the scenes story, ripped from today’s headlines deepening the reader’s understanding of an ancient strife … filled with the sights and smells of the market place and secret meetings, the reader is admitted to the secret heart, the desperate longings of those that must fight and win, or see continued subjugation by their masters…”—Oliver F. Chase, author of Camelot Games, Levant Mirage, Blind Marsh, and Marsh Island.
Product Details: Paperback: 356 Pages Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC (January 31, 2017) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Terrorism) Global Library: Thrillers (Military) Global Library: Thrillers (Political) Global Library: Thrillers (Action Adventure)
About Randall Krzak: Randall Krzak is a U.S. Army veteran and retired senior civil servant, spending thirty years in Europe, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. His residency abroad qualifies him to build rich worlds in his action-adventure novels and short stories. Familiar with customs, laws, and social norms, he promotes these to create authentic characters and scenery.
His first novel, The Kurdish Connection, was published in 2017, and the sequel, Dangerous Alliance, was released in November 2018. Both placed in the 2018 Global Thriller Book Awards sponsored by Chanticleer International Book Awards, with The Kurdish Connection finishing as a semi-finalist and Dangerous Alliance being selected as one of seven first in category winners. The third novel in the series, Carnage in Singapore, was released in August 2019, and is one of six first in category winners in the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards. Colombian Betrayal (A Bruce and Smith Thriller Book 1), released in 2020 is one of seven first in category winners in the 2020 competition. Mission: Angola (Xavier Sear Thriller Book 1) was released in January 2021 and was a finalist in the 2021 Page Turner Awards. As of March 2022, it’s also a finalist for the 2021 CIBAs in their Global Thrillers category. Revenge (A Bruce and Smith Thriller Book 2) was released in October 2021. Also as of March 2022, The Kurdish Connection, Dangerous Alliance, and Carnage in Singapore are a finalist in the 2021 CIBAs in their Global Thrillers series. His first non-fiction article, ‘Black Ops in Fiction,’ is featured on the web daily, https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/black-ops-in-thrillers/
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a general Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a MBA with an emphasis in Strategic Focus, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently resides with his wife, Sylvia, and four cats in Dunfermline, Scotland. He’s originally from Michigan, while Sylvia is a proud Scot. In addition to writing, he enjoys hiking, reading, candle making, pyrography, and sightseeing.
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Based on a true story! A man who believes he is right in everything raises his family in filthy, squalor and severe mind-numbing control. His children, wife and extended family members don’t like what he does. But does anybody stand up to him. One does. See what she has to say in her “Letter to My Brother”!
Product Details: Pages: 76 Publisher: LuLu. Publication Date July 9, 2008 Language: English Global Library: Fiction (General)
8 New Books Coming Soon! From New Publisher: Pen It Publications!
Message From Anastasia Cassella: Author of ten works. New editions will be added to this page soon. I’ve been writing since I was sixteen, following in my dad’s footsteps. Poetry comes easily. Truth comes easily. Writing dramas with using life experiences comes as easily. Owner of Mind Fog Reviews. I am an editor, bookmark producer, small simple book trailer producer and many other hats. I love assisting authors and find that my site for free pages does just that. My love is for authors’ assistance, and writing. I have another novel coming soon. Look for it. The title? Daymares. I live in Maine.
Ex-SEAL Zach Kincaid, and his DELTA team must stop the violent takeover of the government. Zach faces off with SEAL David “the Knife” Steele, ALPHA Team Leader. The Democratic National Convention in the Mercedes Benz Stadium opens in Atlanta. The White House is on High Alert. An Apache attack helicopter prevents Air Force One’s emergency departure from Atlanta-Hartsfield International. Civil war is imminent. The survival of the United States of America is at stake.
Product Details: Paperback: 186 Pages ASIN: B0B7QR5CC4 Publisher: Independently Published (July 31, 2022) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Political Thriller) Global Library: Thrillers (Political) Global Library: Political (Thrillers-Political Fiction) #politicalthriller #political #thriller #politicalcoup #politicalrevolution #politicalstatement #politicstoday
Aging is a privilege denied to many… When you look at an older adult, what do you see? Have you ever stopped to think they were once young? What tales could they tell? What were their triumphs and tragedies? To be graced with the good fortune of growing old is something I think many of us take for granted.
As a Physical Therapist for over thirty-two years, I have worked with countless older adults who I’ve admired and found fascinating. This book will take you through the lives of twenty-two amazing individuals over the age of ninety. Their “ordinary” stories are extraordinary. As a therapist, I also wish to share what I have learned about arthritis and aging. There are proactive measures you can take now to help as you transition into and through the “Golden Years”.
Woven throughout are some of my own stories . . . anecdotes I hope you find amusing, as well as reflections on a variety of topics, life and spirituality included. May you find what is written on these pages educational, enjoyable, and inspirational.
Product Details: Print Length: 440 Pages Publisher: Independently published (April 8, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Non-Fiction (General) Global Library: Non-Fiction (Christian Inspiration)
Message From The Author: I have been a Physical Therapist for 32 years and love what I do. I have worked as an outpatient therapist throughout my career, and have always enjoyed working with the elderly population. I love the stories they share about their lives, as well as their outlooks and wisdom. I had a fleeting thought one day about how neat it would be to have their stories recorded, but initially ignored it.
I have always enjoyed creative writing, but never had any desire to be an author…until about 2 years ago. The thought about creating a book out of the stories shared became something I found myself thinking more and more about. So much so that I finally made the decision to undertake the task of writing this book. One day I was sitting reading the Sunday paper and the man who would become my first interview was featured in an article. I found the article about his life fascinating, and said to myself should I begin the project, he would definitely be someone I would like to speak with.
The book is written with meaning, heart and sincerity. I have learned much in my years as a therapist and would like to share some of that with all of you. The book is meant to make you think and reflect, but also to provide, hopefully, a sense of peace and appreciation. I also hope you find many of my stories and interjections funny.
I am not an avid reader myself, but love the art of baking, and I love to garden. I do consider myself an avid conversationalist-interpret that how you would like 🙂
I believe in living a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise being essential, as well as the grounding that spirituality provides.
I welcome any questions and hope you find my book interesting enough to read. If so, I welcome any thoughts you may have.
“Do you have a voice deep down inside that you are not good enough? Do you believe a happy life is meant for others but not for you? Are you ready to shift energy and improve your life? Obstacles can bring us down but after we dust off and pick ourselves up, those obstacles can be valuable lessons in disguise. Through commitment and action, you can turn your life around for the better! With nearly 50 humorous or emotional stories from her personal experiences, Gayle Suzanne shares ideas and lessons that have had the most transforming impact on her life. Most stories have messages of how to appreciate seemingly insignificant events and how to take minor steps to improve your own circumstances.
Sometimes in our lives people may have said negative things to us that might have left a damaging scar on our hearts. We believe those things to be our truth. Unless we dig deep and remove those negative thoughts, we may carry them with us our whole lives, even though they are not true. It is up to us to discover our real truth – that we are all special and unique individuals and we are all worthy of love. Here is a partial list of topics discussed in this inspirational self-help book for those who have been abused, rejected, divorced or bullied. · Rejection and bullying – how to look at rejection in a different way · Discover your gifts and talents · Do yourself a favor and let it go · Eliminate limiting beliefs · Have some fun · Sure fire way to make a good decision · Learn to receive the good stuff · Serve others · Just be · Ideas to show yourself love.
Product Details: Paperback: 218 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2013) Language: English Global Library: Self Help (Inspirational) Global Library: Self Help (Motivational)
About Gayle Suzanne: Gayle Suzanne is a certified Life Coach, Television Host of Moving Forward with Gayle Suzanne and public speaker. She has a desire to encourage and uplift others so they can have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Gayle speaks on making small changes in life and how those little things can make a huge difference in the quality of life! She has been referred to as the hope coach for the damaged soul. She is described as relatable, funny, wise and enthusiastic. She lives in a small town in Massachusetts.
Deadly Pranks (The Kirtland Diaries Book 1) by Donald Rush
Revenge Thriller With A Shocking Ending!
What happens when a joke turns deadly?
Growing up in the sleepy and idyllic town of Kirtland, Ohio, four teenage boys, lifelong friends, enjoy many innocent pastimes, including football, baseball, and camping. The one not-so-innocent pursuit they’ve got tangled up in: pranks. Things take a sinister turn when tragedy befalls a tight-knit farming family, and their beloved father lies dead.
Revenge is a dish best served with a side of sisterly devotion and anger. Reeling from their father’s tragic demise, two daughters turn vigilante in their pursuit of giving the boys exactly what they deserve. They hatch a plan that escalates into one thrilling, suspenseful ride after the next. One which the boys are likely never to forget. If they all survive, that is.
Police race against time to gather the evidence they need, and they are left wondering if all is as it seems. Kidnapping at gunpoint, mystery, and gruesome twists abound.
Will the sisters get their justice? Will the pranksters be the ones with the last laugh? Who will end up behind bars or six feet under? Revenge thriller with a shock ending…
Product Details: Book 1 of 2: The Kirtland DiariesPaperback: 257 Pages Publisher: Independently published (May 23, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Murders) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense) Global Library: Thrillers (Mysteries)
About D.C. Rush: We actually began writing our first children’s book about 2 years ago. Cathy and I would often sit outside watching the birds. We fed the birds daily. They were very clever and fun to watch, especially when the little birds kicked seed to the ground for the larger birds. It seemed the birds had some group structure and displayed very effective teamwork. We thought it would be interesting to write a book about birds flying south for the winter.
The finished book sat on our computer hard drive for over a year before my brother and sister-in-law convinced us to self-publishing. I never thought we would actually publish our work. However, the birth of our grandson Rylie gave us some added incentive to get the book out there, and we decided to dedicate the book to him. We thought it would be nice to leave something behind for our children and their children. So, we had the book proofed, edited, illustrated then self-published it ourselves at Amazon.com.
Cathy and Don currently live in Arizona with their cats, Nomi and Hershey. Cathy is a homemaker and Don is a retired Manufacturing Manager and former Elementary School Governing Board Member.
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Deadly Pranks: Revenge thriller with a shocking ending (The Kirtland Diaries Book 1)
Robby’s Quest for Seed (Robby’s Quest Storybook Series 1)
Robby’s Quest: Ocean Bound (Robby’s Quest Storybook Series 2)
Robby’s Quest: Return of the Cat (Robby’s Quest Storybook Series 3)
Robby’s Quest: Thrills and Chills (Robby’s Quest Storybook Series 4)
Adventures of Sammy the Dalmatian and Friends Feb 3, 2015
Spellbound and Sensationless: A Drug War Vision by Michael Palladini
Spellbound and Sensationless: A Drug War Vision. Best friends struggling with their drug-fueled past, embark on a journey of self-discovery which changes their lives forever.
What is a drug war vision? A personal vision. A battle with enemies known and unknown. Where did it start? Where is it going? Life continues to follow childhood friends Mark and Jason as they try to move beyond the memories and break the pull of the past. The drugs remain within reach, the law has made its statement, relationships have come and gone. The world waits for them to find their place. Spellbound and Sensationless. Love and Friendship. Art and Music. Drugs and War. A personal war.
A drug war is defined as an organized campaign against the production, trafficking, and use of illegal drugs. A vision can be defined as an idea or mental image. The war on drugs has created many visions for many years. Spellbound and Sensationless is one of those visions. A personal vision of a drug war that is fought every day in the heart and the mind, in homes, schools, offices, and on the streets. A vision of a world at war with itself, singular worlds in the midst of an unknown universe that is unable to see.
Share the vision.
Product Details: Paperback: 395 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (April 16, 2022) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Literary)
About The Author: Michael Palladini, author of Spellbound and Sensationless, and Drugs of Abuse: From Doctors to Dealers, Users and Healers, received his BA in Psychology from the Penn State University, BS in Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and MBA from Robert Morris University. He has been dedicated to exploring drug trends of psychoactive medications and presenting that information in the form of live presentations, discussions, and training, as well as the written word. His career has allowed him to work with fascinating people that share his enthusiasm for bringing a greater understanding of drug use to the forefront. Through both scientific and objective data, to imaginative storytelling, Michael attempts to share this information with compassion, care, and understanding.
He lives near Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and three sons. In addition to reading and writing, he enjoys many things, including listening to music, playing music, talking and listening to others, spending time with family and friends, sitting on the porch, helping the gardens grow, building warm fires, and maintaining the vision.
Therapy for a Broken Heart: Emotional Relationship Poetry by Christian D. Maddison
After a long, hard breakup from an “overdue” relationship, I found myself lost. I “gave up” on dating, relationships, love and ever being with anyone ever again. Then, out of nowhere; I met someone, and it was then that I sat at my computer and poured out ALL my feelings into this book.
Review by sureshot: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great when it’s good. I’m giving this book of poetry 5 stars, because when it’s good, it’s really good. The author has great command over words and expresses universal truths in unique ways. My only complaint is the religious poems. They do not go well with the theme of the book. Otherwise, I recommend this book.
About The Author: Christian Devon Maddison lived in Colorado Springs and moved to Georgia in 1989. Christian is looking forward to publishing several more poetry books and a romantic, yet erotic short story book.
Therapy synopsis: After a long, hard breakup from an “overdue” relationship, I found myself lost. I “gave up” on dating, relationships, love and ever being with anyone ever again. Then, out of nowhere; I met someone, and it was then that I sat at my computer and poured out ALL my feelings into this book.
This book is for all people of all ages who are going through or have ever gone through heartbreak and have FINALLY decided to move on. Instead of that natural, guttural, ghetto instinct of payback, pettiness, slashing tires, or throwing a brick; just read this instead. Believe me, you’ll feel better.
“A brilliant debut novel from start to finish, you won’t be able to put it down.” — N.N light’s review
“It had me sitting on the edge of my seat until the conclusion.” — Reader’s Favorite
“An earnest and moving novel, Chasing Time is an emotive mixture of contemporary fiction and fantasy, for a story that reads like a potential film.” — Self-Publishing Review
Chasing Time takes the reader on a thrilling adventure as history professor Tony Lucas seeks an ancient time-bending key that may hold the secrets to a miracle cure for his beloved wife, trapped in the throes of the debilitating and deadly ALS. Racing against time as the disease extracts its unforgiving toll, Tony embarks on an amazing quest involving a series of unexpected plot twists, cryptic clues, and memorable characters.
Driven by a strong male lead, this heartwarming book combines realistic medical elements with a hint of fantasy to create a gripping, suspenseful narrative. Reilly spins a compelling tale of a devoted husband’s resilience and perseverance as he pursues a life-saving mission that extends from ancient Rome to modern-day America to the lush olive groves of Andalusia. The story takes the classic medical drama, historical fiction, and fantasy genres and turns them all completely on their heads. With its precise and witty style, Chasing Time is an engaging, must-read story like nothing like you have read before.
Review by Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½: “An earnest and moving novel about one man’s mission to save his spouse before time runs out, Chasing Time by Thomas Reilly is an emotive mixture of contemporary fiction and fantasy, for a story that reads like a potential film. Anthony “Tony” Lucas has always been talented with predictions, but he could never anticipate how a lost key from his youth that forecasts the future would impact his wife’s eventual ALS diagnosis. Thomas Reilly’s dialogue and storylines are sometimes implausible, but it’s easy to suspend disbelief in this touching story, and the novel’s emotional resonance is engrossing and impressive.”
Review by THEPRARIEBOOKREVIEW: An engrossing adventure that keeps the surprises coming…
Reilly combines SF and fantasy to create an immersive time travel tale in his latest. Devastated by his wife’s terminal illness, retired teacher Tony Lucas sets on to locate a long-lost magical key from his youth, that has the power to predict the future, hoping to use it to unravel the mysteries of the future. But the path to find the key is filled with dangers. Reilly does excellent with the time-travel premise, but where his narrative really shines is in his realistically sketched characters and tight plotting. The subplots, including the ancient artifact with mystical powers and the protagonist’s psychic abilities are woven nicely into the engrossing narrative. Between careful attention to Lucius Fabius Antonius’ story, Tony’s struggles to unravel the mystery of the key, and shifts through time, the narrative charges along until Reilly ties it all together with precise skill. The heartening ending is thoroughly satisfying. Lovers of finely crafted time travel tales will be gratified.
Product Details: Paperback: 213 Pages Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC (August 27, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Thrillers (Medical) Global Library: Fiction (Medical Thrillers) Global Library: Fiction (Suspense) Global Library: Fiction (Time Travel) Global Library: Medical (Thrillers) Global Library: Magical Realism
About Author Thomas Reilly: Thomas Reilly is a retired biotechnology scientist and executive who holds a doctoral degree in microbiology. He is the author of numerous essays and articles on science and technology. CHASING TIME, his first novel, is a gripping medical suspense story with a touch of magical realism that captures many elements of the drug research and development processes. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Linda.
How JACQUIZZ RODGERS led the 2007 LAMAR CONSOLIDATED MUSTANGS to an improbable TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
In 2006 the Lamar Consolidated Mustang football team was considered the favorite to win the Division I Class 4 A state title in Texas. After being upset in their semi-final matchup, graduation took a heavy toll on the team. 2007 was considered by most pundits to be a rebuilding year. But once Head Coach Lydell Wilson started to put the pieces back together, he realized the ’07 squad was his one legitimate shot to catch lightening in a bottle.
Jacquizz Rodgers had heard throughout his life that he was too short to be a big-time football player. At 5’7”, Rodgers had been proving people wrong year after year. Now, in 2007, he was once again hearing the naysayers doubting himself and his team as they sought to win the school’s first ever state championship. First, they would need to overcome several early season injuries to even make the playoffs. Then, they would have to get past future Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and his #1 state ranked Copperas Cove Bulldawgs.
Read along as the Mighty Mustangs of 2007 overcame one obstacle after another as they fought to fulfill their dream. See how an eclectic group of teammates, including a group of Nigerians who had moved into the area, bonded together early in childhood to form a solid nucleus going into their high school years. Though few of them were considered to be “blue chip” athletes, the relatively unknown and unheralded boys from Richmond, Texas had something to prove.
Product Details: Paperback: 206 Pages Publisher: Brent Melloy (July 15, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Sports (Football) Global Library: Biography/Memoir (Football) Global Library: Narrative Non-Fiction/Sports
About Dr. Brent Neale Melloy: Dr. Brent Melloy was born and raised in Vernon, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1985. He was then accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1989. He has been in private practice in Texas since then. Dr. Melloy has been a writer for years, starting with race reports for Cycle News, Holeshot Magazine, Motoplayground and Final Lap. He then wrote game reports while covering the Lamar Consolidated High School Mustangs from 2007 to 2009. His first book, UNHERALDED, chronicles the 2007 season when the Mustangs won an improbable state championship in football in Texas Division I Class 4 A over Robert Griffin III and the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs. The Mustangs were led by senior sensation Jacquizz Rodgers, who went on to become a collegiate star at Oregon State University before completing an 8-year career in the National Football League.
Dr. Melloy resides in Friendswood, Texas with his wife Joy, and their assortment of dog and cat rescues. He enjoys writing, traveling to the Caribbean, cooking, gardening and playing the guitar.
An Endearing Romance Novel Entwined with Suspense and Espionage
SPINNAKER is a thrilling tale of romance, weaving fiction, and fact in an intriguing mystery, adding drama and suspense while intertwining espionage within the characters’ lives. Chapter after chapter you will join in on incredible and bizarre events and follow a passionate love affair along with grim details of murder and revenge.
5 Stars: Riveting WWII Drama, centered around an endearing love story, matched by intrigue, espionage, suspense, surprises, that will keep you turning the page. This novel is an intriguing mystery that adds drama, fantasy, and suspense while intertwining espionage within the characters’ lives. Chapter after chapter you will join in on incredible and bizarre turn of events and follow a passionate love affair, with grim details of torture, murder, and revenge.
The story opens on a hot June afternoon in Milwaukee, 1939. A young seventeen-year-old man (named Karl), the son of German immigrants, stands in line at the United States Army Air Corps recruiting station. Thirty-nine hundred miles away, in London England, June 1939; a young nineteen-year-old girl (named Katarina) arrives from Germany to attend the University of London and begin her studies.
For Karl (U.S. Army Air Force pilot) his bombing mission over occupied Germany begins on January 27 1943. He is piloting a US Army Air Force lead scout aircraft ahead of an initial wave of B17 bombers. His plane suffers a catastrophic mechanical failure. Karl ejects, then falls helplessly to the ground following the failure of his parachute. The story begins to unfold. The plot takes many unexpected twists and turns with unpredictable suspense and turmoil. This is an amazing journey behind enemy lines during WWll. With the help of the underground, Karl is able to penetrate the German High Command.
Let me bring you into the story here: When things go terribly wrong, Karl finds himself rescued by a Katarina. Katarina Keitel is a young German farm girl; the daughter of a German officer Gerhardt Keitel, who stands against Hitler and the Third Reich. She discovers the near death, battered, and broken body of an American soldier. She hides him and nurtures him back to health. Karl heals, their kind-heartedness and friendship become more, and ultimately, they fall deeply and passionately in love.
Danger is all around, to make matters worse, Katarina has a brother named Wilhelm; a Nazi SS officer with an extreme alliance to the Nazi Party, the Third Reich, to Hitler, and to Hitler’s Army. As Karl heals, the war continues into the Springtime, and his relationship with Katarina starts to blossom.
“The days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and the war continues. Springtime, April 19. Katarina brings Karl food every day, spending all day with him. His wounds are healed, and he is doing much better. His leg still gives him pain. He is up and walking with a cane; yet has a limp. In the mornings they venture out of the barn together to enjoy the fresh air and listen to the birds chirping. The feel of morning dew is fresh, the fog is lifting from the valley. One morning Karl is walking alone and notices a patrol vehicle in the next field over. He knows they are looking for him. Katarina is due to come by anytime. Karl is afraid they will see her but cannot warn her. Katarina has breakfast with her mother, it is Anna’s birthday…”
Karl feels he is endangering Katarina and her family and wants to return to England. Katarina begs him to stay with her. Katarina’s father has a plan for Karl to remain in Germany. Through Gerhardt and the Underground Movement, Karl goes undercover as a German Officer and penetrates the German High Command and becomes a trusted officer. As their love grows deeper, Karl becomes entangled in a bitter sibling rivalry with Katarina’s toxic brother. Karl and Katarina’s love and their journey together unfold with joyful surprises coupled with bone chilling and harrowing twists.
Karl is a hero. After the war he continues to use his knowledge and experiences to serve his country well, by teaching recruits how to infiltrate the enemy government. Your mind will get lost in the action and you will not be able to put it down. Both men and women will thoroughly enjoy this book. There is action drama, with sweet romance.
The Author reveals suspense and espionage through eerie events changing the paths of young Karl and Katarina’s lives forever. The surprising turn of events will keep you infectiously engaged to see where and how the story ends. Seeking to create a great balance of genre, he braided multiple plots into one compelling story. This is a page turner as the suspense continues. The reader finds themselves feeling and living the characters, unable to put this novel down.
This novel often takes the reader back to normalcy, before capturing them with more unexpected events. The ending will leave the reader with questions, astonishment, and disbelief. They will be literally taken back. A novel unlike any other, one soon not to forget.
Join Karl and Katarina in their journey together…prepare yourself for the unexpected. Now it is up to you, to see how things turn out for Karl and Katarina.
Author Sabato diVincenti’s inspiration comes from various vintage television wartime series, World War II movies, and espionage films. ‘Spinnaker’ is Sabato debuts novel, intertwining personal and memorable experiences. I know we will see more from Sabato diVincenti in the future. Personally, I can hardly wait.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Print Length: 280 Pages Publisher: Archway Publishing (June 20, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Suspense-Action) Global Library: Fiction (War & Military Action) Global Library: Romance (Historical 20th Century) Global Library: Romance (WWII) Global Library: Historical Fiction (WWII)
About The Author: Sabato diVincenti is a husband, father, and grandfather whose writing is inspired from various vintage television wartime series, World War II movies, and espionage films. He resides with his wife Paula in Florida. By day Sabato enjoys a successful career as an executive in heavy civil construction. He is self-taught and prides himself on mentoring and sharing his knowledge with others. By night his mind drifts into the world of fiction. Join Sabato as he debuts his first novel, intertwining personal and memorable experiences into a story of romance, drama, intrigue, espionage, and suspense. He meticulously and thoughtfully created this exceptionally written love story. His creativity takes the reader beyond expectations with a page turning plot set during World War II. As his love story unfolds, diVincenti’s mind wanders with immense imagination narrating the lives of Karl and Katarina. Eerie events occur which changes the path of the young couple’s lives forever. Turning the pages becomes infectious as the reader follows their journey to its conclusion.
New Release In ‘Why We Are In Need Of Tails’ Series!
Why We Are in Need of Tales: Part Three by Maria davenza Tillmanns
In ‘Why We Are in Need of Tails’; we learn how we all used to have tails that helped us connect to each other and the world around us. When we lost our tails, we also lost our most nuanced way of communicating, so the story goes. Best friends Huk and Tuk explore ways we can compensate for this loss. They discover that by telling stories – or tales, if you like – and by discussing the intriguing questions they raise, we’re able to create a deeper understanding of ourselves, each other and the world we live in. Although Huk and Tuk’s tales seem simple at first, the questions they raise are nuanced and complex, making them rewarding for adults and children to ponder together.
Now, in Part III, the latest in the ‘Why We Are in Need of Tales’ series, Huk and Tuk gain an understanding of the different choices we make in different situations – and how important choices can be. And they learn that in order to make careful choices, we have to keep our eyes wide open.
Doing philosophy with children inspired Maria daVenza Tillmanns to write these whimsical, playful stories about profound, weighty ideas to help recreate the bonds of meaningful communication with one another – the young and not so young alike.
Product Details: Part 3 In Why We Are In Need Of Tails Series Publisher: Iguana Books (May 25, 2022) Language: English Paperback: 72 Pages Grandma’s Book Club: Social Philosophy Global Library: Philosophy and Social Philosophy Grandma’s Book Club: Communication and Social Skills Global Library: Communication and Social Skills
Why We Are In Need Of Tails by Maria davenza Tillmanns
Our most nuanced skills for communication were lost when we lost our tails, so the story goes.
Huk and Tuk explore ways we can compensate for this loss, by telling stories – tales — through polyphonic listening and by entering into dialogue to create a new, deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.
Doing philosophy with children inspired Maria deVenza Tillmanns to recreate the bonds of meaningful communication in the writing of this whimsical, playful story. Philosophy should make us — children and adults — re-think what we think we know and push the boundaries of accepted practices. Hopefully, it will also make us laugh about taking things too seriously.
Product Details: Paperback: 42 Pages Publisher: Iguana Books; Illustrated edition (January 21, 2020) Blair Thornley (Illustrator) Grandma’s Book Club: Social Philosophy Grandma’s Book Club: Communication and Social Skills
Why We Are In Need Of Tales: Part 1 by Maria davenza Tillmanns
In ‘Why We Are In Need Of Tails’, Huk and Tuk explain why reading tales to each other is so important.
Huk and Tuk explore intriguing questions that arise from their discussions of six different picture books written by Arnold Lobel and Leo Lionni.
Is something ever truly mine alone?
How do we come to know what we don’t know?
What makes a friend a friend?
These and many more questions take us on a journey through the world of Huk and Tuk.
Doing philosophy with children inspired Maria daVenza Tillmanns to recreate the bonds of meaningful communication in the writing of her whimsical, playful stories. Philosophy should make us – children and adults – re-think what we think we know.
Product Details: Paperback: 68 Pages Publisher: Iguana Books (November 18, 2020) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Social Philosophy Grandma’s Book Club: Communication and Social Skills
Why We Are In Need Of Tales: Part Two by Maria davenza Tillmanns
In ‘Why We Are In Need Of Tails’, we learn that our most nuanced skills for communication were lost when we lost our tails – or so the story goes. Huk and Tuk explore ways to compensate for this loss by developing polyphonic listening or by entering into dialogue with each other rather than carrying on a monologue. And they learn that telling tales helps connect us when actual tails no longer can.
In Part I, Huk and Tuk discuss six different picture books by Arnold Lobel and Leo Lionni and explore the intriguing questions the tales inspire, gaining a new understanding of the deep connection we have to each other and the world we live in.
In Part II, Huk and Tuk discuss another important aspect of telling tales: making dreams come alive. Here they discuss six more tales by Arnold Lobel and Leo Lionni and learn that we cannot live without the dreams that our imaginations create. Dreams give us hope and imagination and – with the help of courage and determination – allows us to create extraordinary things.
Doing philosophy with children inspired Maria daVenza Tillmanns to write these whimsical, playful stories about profound, weighty ideas to help recreate the bonds of meaningful communication with one another – the young and not so young alike.
Product Details: Paperback: 70 Pages Publisher: Iguana Books (August 25, 2021) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Social Philosophy Grandma’s Book Club: Communication and Social Skills
About The Author: Maria daVenza Tillmanns teaches Philosophy with Children program in underserved San Diego schools in partnership with the University of California, San Diego. In 1980, she attended Dr. Matthew Lipman’s workshop on philosophy for children and later wrote her dissertation on philosophical counseling and teaching under the direction of Martin Buber scholar Dr. Maurice Friedman. She has publications in a number of inter-national journals. For Maria, philosophy is an art form, and she enjoys painting with ideas. Philosophy has helped her navigate the world in all its complexity, including having a multicultural background and having been raised in the US as well as in the Netherlands. She came back to the US to study and moved across the Atlantic multiple times. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
The Broken Promise Of A Promised Land by William Hanna
Zionism . . . promotes the narrative that the Nazi holocaust is exceptional in human history – despite it being one of many holocausts from Native Americans North and South to Armenia and Rwanda. It sets Jews apart from the victims and survivors of other genocides instead of uniting us with them . . . Billions of US dollars flow annually to Israel to sustain the occupation and Israel’s sophisticated and brutal army. The war machine they fund is a leader in the global arms industry, which drains resources craved by a world in desperate need of water, food, health care, housing and education. – International Jewish anti-Zionist Network Charter
. . .Palestinian dispossession and occupation are by design. Zionism has meant profound trauma for generations, systematically separating Palestinians from their homes, land, and each other. Zionism, in practice, has resulted in massacres of Palestinian people, ancient villages and olive groves destroyed, families who live just a mile away from each other separated by checkpoints and walls, and children holding onto the keys of the homes from which their grandparents were forcibly exiled . . .- Jewish Voice for Peace in its “Approach to Zionism”
What will be seared into the consciousness of the world will be the image of Israel as a blood-stained monster, ready at any moment to commit war crimes and not prepared to abide by any moral restraints . . .- Uri Avnery, former Zionist Irgun paramilitary member
5 Stars: A book about current political, economic, and global events.
This book is for those of us not afraid to question our own preconceived ideas about the universe, humanity, systematic social divisions, democracy, racism, politics, and religious beliefs. Each chapter contains facts and quotes from world renowned scholars, politicians, writers/poets, and experts in the fields of democracy and human rights including observations such as the following:
“Zionism promotes the narrative that the Nazi holocaust is exceptional in human history, despite it being one of many holocausts from Native Americans North and South to Armenia and Rwanda. It sets Jews apart from the victims and survivors of other genocides instead of uniting us with them. Billions of US dollars flow annually to Israel to sustain the occupation and Israel’s sophisticated and brutal army. The war machine they fund is a leader in the global arms industry, which drains resources craved by a world in desperate need of water, food, health care, housing and education.” Written by the International Jewish anti-Zionist Network Charter
With so much information available in this book, it is difficult to decide what should be mentioned:
“Following 70 years of intensive excavations in the Land of Israel, archaeologists have found out: The patriarchs’ acts are legendary, the Israelites did not sojourn in Egypt or make an exodus, they did not conquer the land. Neither is there any mention of the empire of David and Solomon, nor of the source of belief in the God of Israel. These facts have been known for years, but Israel is a stubborn people and nobody wants to hear about it. This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom. And it will come as an unpleasant shock to many that the God of Israel, Jehovah, had a female consort and that the early Israelite religion adopted monotheism only in the waning period of the monarchy and not at Mount Sinai. Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology and the history of the Jewish people and who once went into the field looking for proof to corroborate the Bible story, now agree that the historic events relating to the stages of the Jewish people’s emergence are radically different from what that story tells.”
“Ze’ev Herzog, professor of archaeology at The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel Aviv University specializing in social archaeology, ancient architecture, and field archaeology debunks the historic Exodus myth in Deconstructing the Walls of Jericho.”
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” Article 18, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
I couldn’t put this book down, whether I agreed or not, I had to know more. I invite you to read ‘The Broken Promise Of A Promised Land’ by author William Hanna, who is a London-based freelance writer on democracy and human rights.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Paperback: 498 Pages Publisher: William Hanna (13 July 2021) Language: English Global Library: Religious Conflicts Global Library: Nationalism
About William Hanna: A London-based freelance writer on democracy and human rights: Hiramic Brotherhood Of The Third Temple; The Tragedy Of Palestine And Its Children; Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy (which was also published in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish); The Grim Reaper; and The Broken Promise of a Promised Land.
Escaping an abusive partner is as tough in 2060 as it was in 2020. You just have further to run. Running as far away as possible was top of Melissa’s list especially as her husband was President of an authoritarian regime the British Democratic Republic. Finding a neutral haven close enough to reach quickly key to her escape plan. Hence, she chose Space Village One a neutral colony of settlers orbiting two hundred and fifty miles above the Earth.
These days the only safe haven for anyone not wanting to be included in a future war was to leave the planet. Space Village One offered much for those able to reach it including fortifications made from minerals found on Mars and Venus that made it stronger than anything built on Earth. Not that the villagers were warriors, most were engineers and scientists led by Mayor Cannon. Numbering just one hundred fifty villagers they represented a society of equality that shamed surface societies. For that reason, none had been allowed to return to the surface for two decades the authorities fearing what their populations might do after learning that equality in a population was possible.
Product Details: Paperback: 380 Pages Publisher: Nielsen UK (6 Feb. 2022) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Military) Global Library: Science Fiction (Action and Adventure) Global Library: Science Fiction (Space Village/Colony) Global Library: Thriller (Political)
About Bob Price: Born in Africa in the early ’50s settled in London in the late ’50s. Later moved and settled in Northern Ireland with his wife four children dog, cat, and goat. Now retired from public service and writing because he enjoys it. Interested in various genres including crime, humour, political satire, paranormal, science-fiction and, westerns. Hence his work covers a broad range of topics. Loves animals, classic cars, old movies and fish and chips.
Books by Bob Price: Accountability Betty Buick: The Next Teen Explorer One: A Collection of Extraterrestrial Tales: A Zimbell House Anthology Fantastic Tales Book One: Soul Hunter – Monster Boot Camp – The Rings of Medusa Guardians of Time: A Collection of Time Traveling Tales Parliament. To be remembered as best of the best. How? (They’re Having a Laugh Book 2) Space Village One Spirit Walker: A Collection of Short Stories: A Zimbell House Anthology The Marshal: A collection of tales of how he got his man The White Coven – Belfast They’re Having a Laugh: We’re all looking. A jaundiced look at today’s politics. Or is it? They’re Having Another Laugh: Prime Minister Rupert Streaker wants a statue of himself located outside They’re on the Move: Episode Three
The Feather Tree: A Pittsley County Chronicles Mystery by Joyce Keller Walsh
In The Feather Tree, the ghosts of two murdered girls swirl around Elmer “Goody” Goodson’s remote cabin in Pittsley Woods, seeming to implore the recluse to some action. Are they real? What do they want of him? Is he crazy?
The story begins with the disappearance and murder of young Donna Quint. She is the second ghost in Goody’s garden, the first being that of another young girl killed several years earlier. Because Goody’s ancestry is Cape Verdean and Native American, he has no problem in communing with things both animate and inanimate. But this is different. He’s never seen ghosts before.
About Joyce Keller Walsh: Full disclosure: That is not a picture of me—however I do occasionally wear sunglasses; I do drive a car (although not a convertible); and I do have a brown and white dog. Close enough.
To date, I’ve had eight books published. All except two (a mainstream novel, and a true crime ‘blog’) are fictional mysteries. I never anticipated becoming a mystery novelist…but there it is. For those who believe mysteries are merely genre-writing, I would modestly point to Hamlet. Think about it.
My work-life has been in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. (Epidemiology always seemed to me to be a sort of mystery investigation.) In that capacity, I wrote and edited articles and books, and was the managing editor of the international journal, Cancer Causes and Control. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University—in English and Psychology, respectively. English may not be too mysterious (unless you’re trying to learn it), but psychology…well, pretty much.
I began my writing-life as a playwright and have been fortunate to receive a Grant in Playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an Artists Foundation of Massachusetts grant for playwriting, and an American Regional Theatre Award (ARTA) for Best Original Script. I’ve had a number of productions in Boston and New York. I’ve also written film scripts, one of which is presently under option. (But I’ve been through this several times before without success. It’s a life-lesson.)
I’m a member of Sisters-in-Crime and the Mystery Writers of America, the National Writers Union, and Authors Without Borders—of which I’m a co-founder. I’ve presented workshops, webinars, and lectures, and was the host/director/producer for several years of a cable T.V. show, “Authors Without Borders Presents,” interviewing writers of all varieties. See my website (link below) if you are interested in additional information about my books.
Toby’s Tale is a story of strength, perseverance and love. Toby is a Schnauzer puppy who selflessly leaves his family and embarks on a great adventure as he seeks his forever home. He learns about friendship, loyalty and kindness, but he also experiences cruelty and hopelessness. Toby’s Tale is full of colorful characters — both two-legged and four-legged — who play key roles as Toby takes each step of his journey.
Traveling with Toby on his journey to adulthood is an excursion along life’s road; a trip that shows how all creatures are searching for the safe, secure place where they belong. With that goal in mind, Toby overcomes hardship and loneliness by finding an inner strength stemming from the values of family, friendship, loyalty and faith.
Toby’s Tale is a learning experience shared in a visionary, fun way with valuable lessons about life. It’s a story about hard choices. An adventure that gives people four legs instead of two, by allowing them to view life through the eyes of a dog. A tale about belief, tenacity and love. As your fingers run through the pages, Toby will run through your heart.
About Jennifer Freedman: Jennifer Freedman is a veteran journalist who has worked for international media in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. She lived in Europe for 30 years, raising three beautiful children in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. She and her husband Stephen Poppell began a new adventure in Costa Rica in 2020 and now wake every day to gorgeous scenery, amazing bird calls and even the occasional growl of howler monkeys.
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.
Review by Theodocia McLean (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?
Product Details: Paperback: 328 Pages Publisher: JC Books (May 8, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Cultural Heritage) Global Library: Armenian Genocide (Fiction Based On Truth)
Sometimes it takes the most trying circumstances to achieve extraordinary results.
Teacher Peter Moon is hesitating at one of life’s crossroads. While dithering whether he should give up his increasingly frustrating job in education for one in the ‘real world’, he is asked to lead a school camping trip. But little could he foresee how this seemingly innocent outing would change lives forever.
Debut novel from Jon Cocks, ‘Duty of Care’, is a satirical look at how everyday events can spin in the most unexpected directions. Think of ‘Lord of the Flies’ meeting the ridiculousness of today’s school reform and you’ll have insight into what Cocks achieves in this fast-paced, wry and poignant read.
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.
Dualities: The New Life Trilogy Book Two by Lindsay Boyd
How to maintain relevance within the context of the life of his beloved daughter Althea becomes a paramount dilemma for Rory Duryea, a fiercely independent Irish-Australian special news correspondent, upon the breakdown of his marriage to the girl’s mother. Determined that he will not fade into oblivion as a mostly absentee father, he begins writing her regular missives once she passes a certain age. They encapsulate much of his experience of life and the world as a journeyman reporter determined to be where the news is, whether that news is widely known or largely ignored by other media outlets.
Althea’s understanding of her father builds slowly but surely. She is emotionally affected by the example of his life choices, and as a young woman begins to emulate him in her own idiosyncratic way. Nearing retirement, Rory decides to visit and report on the goings-on in an Asian trouble spot. When a long period of time passes without word from him, Althea undertakes dual trips to the country in question, hoping to discover his fate. Dualities is a novel about the insurmountable resilience of a love bond in the face of the profound impediments of distance and physical absence, against the backdrop of a skewered world rife with antithesis.
Displaced and Other Etudes is a collection of 21 short stories and a short novella consisting of diverse material and unique and compelling characters. The stories will make you stop and think about what you have just read before you move on to the next story.
Author Lindsay Boyd’s writing technique consist of mostly reflective pieces made up of inner thoughts of the characters through whose eyes we see the world. The collection is an extraordinary work of fiction that would be enjoyable to anyone who is interested in reading or writing fiction.
Product Details: Paperback: 545 Pages Publisher: Pen It! Publications, LLC (December 8, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Short Stories (Single Books) and Collections
Marginal: The New Life Trilogy Book One by Lindsay Boyd
Marginal gives us a picture of a way of life – that of the wandering homeless who drift from one hostel to another, sometimes across continents, sometimes within a street or two of where they were born, neither expecting nor even particularly desiring permanence in any aspect of their lives. These are the ‘marginal’ ones of the title, who together with the staff of the institutions they pass through constitute the dramatis personae of the novel. David Gardiner
About Lindsay Boyd: I am a writer, personal career and traveler originally from just outside Melbourne in Australia. As a writer I see myself as principally a novelist though I also write shorter pieces, both fiction and non-fiction. I have published, and self-published, poetry, articles, stories, novels and memoirs.
I also write the occasional screenplay and have made a number of low-budget film productions. My travels have thus far taken me to more than sixty countries. I have lived and worked in several of them, usually as a volunteer career or assistant in intentional community settings designed to help marginalized people. At various times I have lived and worked with disabled people, homeless people and refugees.
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Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear (Mom’s Choice Award® Gold Medal Recipient) by Alysia Ssentamu (Author), Michael Ssentamu (Author)
Meet Sticky Icky Vicky, a girl who wants to get over her fear—once and for all.
In Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear, the first book in the Sticky Icky Vicky™ series, authors Alysia and Michael Ssentamu introduce readers to Vicky, a fun-loving girl who doesn’t mind getting a little sticky and icky. She loves rolling down hills and playing in mud—but when it comes to water, Sticky Icky Vicky’s fear prevents her from joining in the fun. Then Vicky gets an invitation for a waterpark party, and she decides that she really wants to go—even if it means ignoring the Negative Ned voice in her head and getting over her fear.
With vibrant illustrations and catchy rhymes, Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear offers children an inspirational/loveable heroine who learns some valuable life lessons, such as:
Aimed primarily at readers aged six to ten, Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear is a reading experience that leaves kids believing that they, like Vicky, can get past any obstacle in their way.
Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne: Rating: 5 out of 5.
Sticky Icky Vicky is an adorable little girl who dreads any encounters with water, even baths. She would rather do most anything else. Vicky loves playing with her best friends, Rhea and Betty. In fact, she enjoys using so much energy that she gets sticky and sweaty.
Readers learn Vicky’s dread of water is not unfounded. She remembers vividly the water accident at the beach, when her dad was a hero. For some time, Vicky listened to a negative voice in her head that kept reminding her if she tries to face her fear, she will fail. But one day she realizes Betty and Rhea have many adventures she could enjoy.
Betty’s birthday arrives and it’s an amazing day for Vicky. She begins to listen to positive thoughts swirling in her head. She gradually enters the pool and has the most fun ever with her best pals. Vicky learned life is full of choices. She could opt to confront her fear by believing in herself.
I loved this story because every child experiences fear and could benefit by learning how to overcome it.
At the end of the book there are discussion topics readers and families can use to define fear and decide the best path for them to defeat it. I believe children will also love the bright, beautiful illustrations. I give this wonderful children’s book a well-deserved five stars.
Mom’s Choice Award: Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Review by Kirkus reviews: An encouraging tale for young readers with their own fears to face.
Review by Hayley Graham, NetGalley Reviewer: This was a lovely children’s book, about helping kids to overcome their fears, with the moto “Courage over Fear”. Well written with beautiful illustrations. My six-year-old daughter loved the story and has read it numerous times. Recommend
Review by Lorna Maltby, NetGalley Reviewer: I loved STICKY ICKY VICKY by Alysia & Michael Ssentamu aimed at children age 6-10 years old. The multicultural illustrations are beautiful! The story of fear well described and written. I can’t wait to introduce to my grandchildren. I loved the language, positivity and energy in the book. I especially liked the questions for starting conversations at the back of the book. A very good addition which will spark off talking about FEAR.
Review by The International Review of Books: This is a wonderfully charming, thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated children’s book. We’ve all been there, having to face a fear of something and overcome it. Where this book stands out is in encouraging children to talk about their fears, how they’ve come about and how it makes them feel. I was glad to see that Vicky’s friends were supportive and encouraging, too. Highly recommended should you have a young child dealing with fears.
Product Details: Part of: Sticky Icky Vicky (Book 1) Paperback: 38 Pages Publisher: Pixel Publishing House (October 14, 2021) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Fiction (Social Situations) Grandma’s Book Club: New Experiences Grandma’s Book Club: Health & Maturing
About Alysia and Michael Ssentamu: Michael and Alysia are husband and wife health professionals who live in the Australian capital, Canberra, with their children, a dog, an African grey parrot, two turtles and some chickens.
In 2019, they decided to write a book that inspired children to believe that, no matter what, they had the power to choose to overcome their fears. The consequences of the choices we make will shape our behaviour and shape our lives into what we will become.
Visit the Sticky Icky Vicky website to download the free Bravery Kit (www.stickyickyvicky.com).
In a time when there were few options for a woman, the main character Andrée finds the courage to grow as a person and the strength to survive as a strong woman. Through a series of life-threatening ordeals, Andrée’s journey begins when she is abandoned by her family, with no other option she becomes a nun, and is assigned to a mission in Haiti. She soon has to flee for her life in order to survive a revolution between the Vodun and French farmers.
With a priest, René, she finds refuge in the mountains in a Taíno Indian village, and without the Church to define her role, she falls in love with the rebel priest. When their presence endangers the tribe, they escape Haiti by boarding a ship to Cuba. It is the beginning of several intriguing deceptions in the story, when they abandon their positions in the Church and travel as husband and wife.
From The Author: I started writing this story to expose the harm that Christopher Columbus and his Spanish benefactors had caused to the isle of Haiti, as it was called before their arrival.
My main character Andrée took over the book and it became a story about her life and the struggles of young women in the 19th century.
Andrée had pulled the story along and made surprising choices. This novel was completed with the help of over a dozen of my female friends, from editors to beta readers they all agree Andrée’s story is compelling.
Product Details: Paperback: 259 Pages Publisher: Independently published (November 13, 2018) Language: English BMGN Global Library: Fiction (Historical) BMGN Global Library: Historical (Fiction-General)
About The Author: LC Lee is a self-proclaimed historian, from Flavius Josephus through HG Wells to James Michener. Writing articles for magazines and local journals has grown over the years to short stories and novels. His love of history drove him to write about forgotten places.
In every child’s life, there are “TA-DA!” moments, like finally tying that shoe lace, or buttoning that button, or perfectly printing that letter “B.” Most are unaware that those very special moments occur with the help of elf or fairy MAGIC.
A Special Magic, a tale of self-discovery, invites friends to the wonderment and fun of what Liam’s elf magic can and cannot do! When the elf Liam gets his first chance to help a human child, he can’t wait to get started, but his excitement is soon thwarted when unexpected events occur. Both he and the child, Asher, realize that something greater than magic is “at play.”
A Special Magic, written for children ages 4-7 is a tale of self-reliance that invites readers to discover what elf magic can and cannot do!
A Special Magic will appeal to children, teachers, parents, (and any reader/listener) who enjoy books inspired by imagination-sparked fantasy, and MAGIC-“colored” moments.
The beautiful illustrations were prepared by Julie Edwards
Mazy and Molly and No TV Week is unique, in that it offers its readers (and listeners) a picture-book length limerick. Written in rhythm and rhyme, this quirky, fun read elicits silliness and giggles galore!
Mazy and Molly were slugs slurping hot cocoa from mugs.
The TV was blaring; they stared without caring, then mom began yanking the plugs!
What happens next is an unexpected surprise that leaves the twins (and their mom) “basking” in delight!
About The Author: Cindy Lurie is the author of several children’s picture books: Caroline and Her Tiny Red House, Sashi and Sam, Together in My Heart, A Special Magic and Mazy and Molly.
She is also the author of two Christian poetry books: Come to the Quiet and From the Heart, and one adult poetry book: Buried Feet. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, CT, and a certificate in Pastoral Ministries/Spirituality from The University of St. Joseph, in West Hartford, CT.
Buried Feet is Cindy’s first full volume poetry book. She found writing in this genre to be extremely insightful, creative, and freeing.
Cindy’s newest children’s picture books are soon to be released! In A Special Magic, you share in this wonder as you spend the day with elves and fairies. Mazy and Molly and the No TV Week is a picture book limerick that is a silly, fun read.
Cindy is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has been in Early Childhood Education for over twenty-five years.
Cindy lives with her husband, Steve, and has two grown children, Ali and Mike, a son-in-law, Mark, and a five-year-old granddaughter, Rian.
Log Lines For Pete’s Pallet Series For Ages 3-10 Years
When a warehouse pallet comes to life, he makes it his mission to teach kids about life’s many challenges, such as healthy nutrition and calming your nerves. Meet Pete the Pallet.
Pete the Pallet is a fun lovable cartoon that seeks to teach kids life’s lessons.
Pallets are normally inanimate objects in a warehouse, but not only can Pete the Pallet talk, but it has the honorable mission of helping kids understand some of life’s biggest challenges.
Pete the Pallet is more than just a warehouse pallet. Through his life lessons on major topics like nutrition, he makes complex issues easy for kids to understand and follow.
Welcome to the world of Pete the Pallet! The fun, loving cartoon pallet that makes issues like nutrition and dealing with stress digestible for children.
Pete the Pallet makes it his life mission to deliver life’s lessons to the kids who need it most.
Pete is not your ordinary teacher. Actually, he’s a pallet and one that is ready to teach your kids the life lessons they need to know to survive in the modern world.
Pete the Pallet isn’t your average talking pallet. In fact, he might be the only one, which is perhaps why kids trust him enough to actually learn from him how to overcome life’s challenges.
Pete the Pallet is passionate about helping your kid learn lessons that most humans find it difficult to teach. By interacting through character, Pete knows how to make your child understand what’s needed to survive in the modern era.
Many kids face challenges in life that are complicated by a lack of education on practical life issues. Pete the Pallet is here to solve that problem and bring your kids up to speed.
If your children don’t want to eat their vegetables, then maybe let Pete the Pallet take a shot at it. Pete knows how to show your children the value in eating healthy, among other life issues.
Who wouldn’t want to be friends with Pete the Pallet? In this program, Pete helps children set themselves up for a successful life by tackling everyday issues like nutrition.
It’s about time someone took Pete the Pallet seriously! He’s been waiting for his moment to shine. Never again will you have nobody to turn to as you’re faced with life’s most essential challenges, including how to eat well.
What’s better than a human going on and on about life’s essential lessons like nutrition? Listening to Pete the Pallet really break it down on a level that kids understand. This series will cover many issues that face everyday kids throughout the world.
Pete the Pallet is not just a pallet, he’s a guide on how kids can live a better life. Step into his school as he teaches children just how easy life lessons like creating a balanced diet can be.
Pete Pallet’s New School (Book 1) by David Frosdick
Pete Pallet’s New School is the first in a series of books sharing Pete’s adventures. Look out for Pete’s next adventure.
Product Details: Pete’s Pallet Series Books OnePaperback: 20 Pages Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers (May 30, 2019) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: New School Grandma’s Book Club: Ages: 3-10 Years
About The Author: While working in a local warehouse, Author David Frosdick found himself maneuvering a pallet labeled Made in Vietnam and the words he had heard so many times as a child growing up in England, ‘if only it could talk’, popped into his head.
Pete Pallet was born as a loveable character that children can learn from. Other books in the series, such as Pete Pallet’s New School and the support song, Clap Away the Nerves have been received well by parents with young children who are about to start school. They are reassured that ‘even grown-ups get nervous’. It is David’s hope that Pete the Pallet books will encourage kids and help parents teach their children valuable lessons.
Shattered Dreams (Light in the Dark Book 1) by Ulff Lehmann
Epic Fantasy filled to the brim with Grimdark Reality If one looks too long into the abyss, the abyss looks back. Drangar Ralgon has been avoiding the abyss’s gaze for far too long and now he turns to face it.
For a hundred years the young kingdom of Danastaer has thrived in peace. Now their northern neighbor, mighty Chanastardh, has begun a cunning invasion. Thrust into events far beyond his control, the mercenary Drangar Ralgon flees his solitary life as a shepherd to evade the coming war and take responsibility for his crimes. In Dunthiochagh, Danastaer’s oldest city, the holy warrior Kildanor uncovers the enemy’s plans for invasion.
As ancient forces reach forth to shape the world once more, the sorceress Ealisaid wakes from a century of hibernation only to realize the Dunthiochagh she knew is no more. Magic, believed long gone, returns, and with it comes an elven wizard sent to recover a dangerous secret.
SHATTERED DREAMS is a rich, layered high fantasy, the beginning of an epic that will be well worth following for years to come. Looming menace, thoughtful world-building; a winner! –Ed Greenwood (NYTimes bestselling fantasy writer)
Review by C.T. Top Contributor: Star Trek: 5.0 out of 5 Stars, A grim and bitter brew of low fantasy action!
I’m a big fan of Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off and while I don’t participate in it, I always use it as an option to find new and exciting books to review. One of these books is Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann, an author I will freely admit to have talked to before I read his work back when we were both posters on the Forgotten Realms Candlekeep forums. So, take this review with a grain of salt but also note I’ve never been one to shy away from telling the truth about friends or their work.
So, what did I think?
Shattered Dreams is an entertaining dark low fantasy novel about a Germanic kingdom under siege by an invading army, a religious cult devoted to the god of war, traumatized veterans, an elven wizard, and a talking squirrel. The fact this has a talking squirrel and this is still one of the grittier fantasy novels I’ve read since Game of Thrones. Indeed, despite the elven sections having high fantasy magic, the majority of the setting is a dark lawless world where life is cheap. Eventually, it becomes about a siege, a conspiracy, and a book which can end the world.
My favorite character is Dragnar Ralgon, who is a veteran traumatized by his experiences and driven to the point of suicide attempts. He makes an unlikely hero but events shift around him that links his personal tragedies to the larger threats in the kingdom. None of the characters are actually all that heroic, though, as they’re all driven by various motives ranging from religious fanaticism to trying to make a last meaningful accomplishment before they are too old to fight.
Generally, the best part of this book are the parts which deal with the grizzled old veterans of the story like the Chosen, Riders, and Dragnar. This is the area where Ulff Lehmann’s writing shines. He’s also very good at building believable religions and conflicts with elaborate histories alluded to without indulging in unnecessary exposition.
There’s a lot of good world-building which flows naturally through the text. The action in the book is minimalist but plentiful with a single blow of the sword usually enough to kill whatever it hits. Life is savage and cheap in the setting without any magical healing or unusually swift recoveries. Despite this, the most distressing death in the story was a most unexpected character. There’s also a number of chaotic battle sequences where the results of the conflict are only determined after the final results.
There’s a few flaws in the book which I think would have made it better. As much as I love the characters, their names are extremely hard to pronounce and the book would have benefited from a guide at the beginning like Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister to consult. Maybe also a short description of who the various factions are and what they’re up to. I also think the book could have used some more descriptions.
George R.R. Martin wasted unnecessary pages on description but I found I wanted to know the symbols and appearance of characters better than done here. It seems so realized that it deserves it, even if it would expand the world significantly. Finally, I think the book jumped around a bit more and would have been better breaking up the character sections with chapters. Again, I seem to be recommending it be more like A Song of Ice and Fre but it’s a rare book that achieves that comparison.
The big appeal of the book is the “used universe” feel as this is the kind of planet where people actually live. There’s talk of brothels, food, random events, and plenty of people have normal jobs alongside the mercs as well as wizards. Indeed, my favorite par of the book was a short scene where the High General has to make sure his troops pay for the food they eat as well as brothels they frequent even if they get free lodging.
In conclusion, while not perfect, it’s a really detailed and interesting world, One I look forward to reading more of.
Product Details: Book 1 of 3: Light In The Dark Paperback: 516 Pages Publisher: Mystique Press (March 24, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Fantasy (Sword and Sorcery) Global Library: Fantasy (Epic “Grimdark”)
About Ulff Lehmann: German born but English writing author, Ulff Lehmann, was raised reading, almost any and everything, from the classic Greek to Roman to Germanic myths to more appropriate fiction for children his age. Initially devouring books in his native language, he switched to reading English books during a yearlong stay in the USA as a foreign exchange student.
In the years since, he has lost count of the books he has read, unwilling to dig into the depths of his collection. An avid fantasy reader, he grew dissatisfied with the constant lack of technological evolution in many a fantasy world, and finally, when push came to shove, he began to realize not only his potential as a story teller but also his vision of a mythical yet realistic world in which to settle the tale in he had been developing for 20 years.
Books By Ulff Lehmann:
Art of War: Anthology for Charity Feb 13, 2018
Blackest Knights Oct 19, 2018
Blackest Spells Dec 12, 2019
Light in the Dark (3 Book Series)
Pestilence and Plague: An Anthology of Stories About the Virus Apr 12, 2020
Shattered Dreams (Light in the Dark Book 1) Mar 16, 2018
Shattered Fears (Light in the Dark Book 3) Sep 3, 2019
Shattered Hopes (Light in the Dark Book 2) Aug 25, 2018
The First Stain: An Inked in Gray Anthology Jun 30, 2020
Today, millions suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress due to warfare, car accidents and violence.
In response to this global epidemic, pioneering medical researchers develop a new treatment that is seen to produce outstanding results. Dubbed the ‘Quantum Crystal’, the treatment is soon rolled out for many of the maladies that affect modern humanity.
But is this treatment all it is purported to be, or are deeper changes under way?
‘Quantum Crystal’ examines the efforts of victim support group, The Staff, to rollout the Quantum Crystal to a deeply divided humanity and the inevitable violent opposition to change.
Traveller Inceptio by Rob Shackleford Traveller Series Book One
If you were sent 1000 years into the past, would you survive?
Traveller – Inceptio describes how the Transporter is accidentally invented and becomes public knowledge when it sends a subject 1000 years into the past.
A Special Forces team of Travellers is then selected and trained with the intent to send them to Saxon England to explore what could be a very dangerous period of history.
From the beaches of Australia to the forests of Saxon England, Traveller – Inceptio reveals how Travellers discover they need a lot more than technology to survive the trials of early Eleventh Century life.
Product Details: Paperback: 588 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (June 30, 2011) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Traveller Series by Rob Shackelford Global Library: Fiction (Action and Adventure)
Traveller Probo by Rob Shackleford Traveller Series Book Two
Traveller Probo is the second book in the Traveller Series.
Would you survive if sent one-thousand years into the past?
Development of the Transporter saw highly trained researchers, called Travellers, successfully sent one-thousand years back in time to early medieval Saxon England.
Traveller Missions now means enormous national prestige and the recovery of priceless lost artefacts and knowledge, so nations vie for the use of the Transporter and more daring Traveller missions are planned. Politics and power soon come into play.
To study lost peoples and civilisations, Special Forces researchers have to be even better trained, equipped and prepared to put their lives on the line.
While Michael Hunter continues to build a life in Saxon England, the tragically injured Tony Osborne finds his resurgence in a mission to ancient Byzantine Turkey, a mission Professor Adrian Taylor joins to better outmanoeuvre his calculating academic colleagues.
From the misty shores of New Zealand to the shining splendour of the ancient Byzantine Empire, it is proved how sending modern researchers into the past carries enormous rewards and tragedies.
Product Details: Paperback: 565 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (April 24, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Traveller Series by Rob Shackelford Global Library: Fiction (Action and Adventure)
Traveller Manifesto by Rob Shackleford Traveller Series Book Three
Traveller Manifesto is Book 3 of the Traveller Trilogy, the explosive final sequel to Traveller Inceptio and Traveller Probo.
To use the enigmatic Transporter and send Special Forces trained Researchers back a thousand years is now the biggest game in world politics.
But not only politics, as academics scramble to outdo each other and harness prestige in the increasingly influential field of History.
As Professor Taylor is rescued from Byzantine Rome, a heavily-armed US Traveller team explores Mississippian Cahokia to experience a situation beyond even their control. Michael Hunter and Tatae flee Giolgrave in the hope of finding safety from modern interference. But at a terrible cost.
And something seems to be happening in Israel, resulting in the creation of a high-profile investigation team to uncover if there is a clandestine Traveller mission operated by the US and Israel.
From the windswept mountains of Wales, to the hills of Cahokia and the dusty wadis of the Negev, researchers find that to visit the past may not necessarily provide the answers they seek.
Product Details: Book 3 of 3: Traveller Series Paperback: 435 Pages Publisher: Plaisted Publishing (December 2, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Fiction (Historical) Global Library: Traveller Series by Rob Shackelford Global Library: Fiction (Action and Adventure)
About Rob Shackleford: An English-born Australian, Rob Shackleford has lived in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, with a varied career that has included Customs Officer, Scuba Instructor, College Teacher and management roles in too many places.
With degrees in the Arts and Business, he is mad keen on travel, Scuba diving, Family History, martial arts, astronomy, and playing Djembe and Congas. Despite that, he is actually not that boring.
Rob is father of two and has made his green escape with his lovely lady into Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland.
Hafwen the little Welsh lamb is an illustrated book for children aged 2-6 years.
Product Details: Paperback: 28 Pages Publisher: Cambria Books; Illustrated edition (20 Jun. 2018) Illustrated by Robert Brown Language: English Global Library: Farm Animals Global Library: Age-2-6 Years
Second Chances (Warrington Legacy Book 2) by Marsha Casper Cook
Leo and Gracie are back again, but their hearts have been broken by previous relationships and that’s keeping them apart. Even though their podcast, “It’s All About Love,” is successful, they can’t seem to take their own advice while others around them find love and happiness.
Can they forget the past and let love take its course or will they never allow themselves to be happy again?
Is the timing right this time or will they miss the boat?
What readers are saying about It’s All About Love, the first book in the Warrington Legacy series:
“Marsha Casper Cook’s romantic novels are always a pleasure to read. Her characters are so well developed and interesting.”
“I really enjoyed this book! Written by Marsha Casper Cook, an author that believes family is everything.”
“This would make for a wonderful made-for-television movie. I was so invested in these characters that I want to know what happens to them. “
“Leo is the man all men, and I suspect women too, can admire. He proves old-fashioned virtues have a place in modern society and it can’t help but make you feel good.
“This story is heartwarming and beautiful; I haven’t read such a lovely romantic story for a long time.”
“As a person who greatly enjoys reading romance stories, this book is definitely one of the most heartwarming stories I’ve ever read.”
Product Details: Book 2 of 2: Warrington Legacy Paperback: 196 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (April 20, 2022) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Comedy) Global Library: Romance (Contemporary)
It’s All About Love (Warrington Legacy Book 1) by Marsha Casper Cook
“Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” ~ Sarah Louise Delany
It’s All About Love is a sweet, heartwarming story about how love can happen when you least expect it.
After losing the love of his life, Leo Tucker never thought it would be possible to fall in love again. But then he met Gracie Maxwell and happiness seemed to be more than just a possibility—it became reality.
Gracie Maxwell had been hurt so many times before her final conclusion: she was never going to let herself fall in love or even get close to it ever again. But then she met Leo.
Leo was kind and considerate and Gracie thought he was pretty darned wonderful, so unlike anyone she had ever known. So, there they were, falling in love with each other. Would they choose each other, or would they decide against the second chance they were both afraid of?
The beauty of this love story will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between as you watch them decide their destiny. Will they find the right path to each other’s heart?
Product Details: Book 1 of 2: Warrington Legacy Paperback: 196 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (April 5, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Comedy) Global Library: Romance (Contemporary)
It’s Never Too Late for Love: Everyone Deserves A Fairy Tale Ending by Marsha Casper Cook
Confirmed bachelor Noah Meyers thinks living his life without a partner is just fine and manages to dodge his meddling mother’s repeated attempts to fix him up. When an adorable dog named Gracie finds her way into his life and decides to play matchmaker, Noah finds his carefully constructed world is turned upside down.
Will Gracie complete her mission to finally find a fairy tale happy ending for Noah and ultimately help herself find happiness too?
It’s Never Too Late For Love is a timeless and delightful love story filled with a lot of laughter and just a hint of magic.
Product Details: Paperback: 194 Pages Publisher: Fideli Publishing, Incorporated (September 14, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Clean-Wholesome Romance) Global Library: Romance (Comedy) Global Library: Romance (Paranormal)
This compelling Holocaust memoir is about Sala Lewis and her love of family.
Ten year old Sala Lewis had been out with friends and came home to find the apartment where she lived locked. The Nazis had taken her family and she was left to wander the streets of Poland alone. In an instant, she had gone from having everything to having nothing — no family, no clothes, no food, and at that moment in time, no future. Because she was strong willed and confident, she was able to make her way to find her sister, Dora, who had been taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Because Dora was older and knew what had to be done to stay alive in the concentration camp, she helped Sala adjust to following orders and the vigorous work required there. Dora had raised herself to a level where she oversaw three hundred young women. If everyone did as she said, the sisters remained safe. If the women misbehaved or tried to escape, Sala would be killed.
As they lived through these hardships, their sisterly bond grew stronger than it had ever been. Even after their liberation from the camp, their love and commitment to each other continued throughout their lives.
Sala and Dora had a strong belief in the American dream and the land of opportunity, and eventually made it to America. The proudest day of their lives was when they became United States citizens.
Amazon.com: To Life: Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to Freedom (Audible Audio Edition): Marsha Casper Cook, Robin Howatt Shrock, Marsha Casper Cook: Audible Audiobooks
Product Details: Hardcover: 142 Pages Publisher: Fideli Publishing Inc. (November 24, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Civil & Human Rights Books for Young Adults Global Library: Holocaust History (For Teen & Young Adults) Global Library: Women Biographies (For Teen & Young Adults)
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.
East Wing of the Meridian
Every Man Wants Her: A Virginia Templeton Stories (The Virginia Templeton Series Book 1)
Grand Central: Chaos Reigns in this Feel-Good Love Story
Guilty Pleasures: Nothing Is As Good As it Seems
I Wish I Was a Brownie
Isabella Pimpinella’s Magical Potion
It’s All About Love (Warrington Legacy Book 1)
It’s Never Enough: A Virginia Templeton Story (The Virginia Templeton Series Book 2)
It’s Never Too Late for Love: Everyone Deserves a Fairy Tale
It’s Never Too Late: Screenplay
No Clues No Shoes
Sala – More than a Survivor
Second Chances (Warrington Legacy Book 2)
Stepping Up Her Game: A Virginia Templeton Story (The Virginia Templeton Series Book 3)
The Busy Bus: A Collection of Short Children’s Poems
The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion
To Life by Marsha Casper Cook
The Virginia Templeton Stories: Three Sexy Stories About A Woman Who Knows What She Wants (Volume 1)
To Life: A Young Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to Freedom
Virginia Templeton Stories: She rolled the dice, and she won!
What would you think when told your father is dead? Abbey Lane hoped he had burnt in hell. Abbey’s connection with a lunatic hacker finds her mixed up in a game of global terror and intrigue.
William Haliwell is a wily veteran of law enforcement. Over time, he has gained the influence and social network to get the job done. His superiors believe he is past his sell by date and want him retired. Yet he must get to the heart of the problem but he knows that for every action there is a reaction.
Abbey presents Haliwell with a vital clue. His direct interference identifies a terrorist base, but what happens next is in the hands of MI6.
5 Stars: James Bond and Tom Clancy Move Over for William Haliwell!
If you love contemporary thrillers and dramas with British flair, this is definitely your next read. I was addicted from the very first page. Personally, as someone who was rejected by my biological father, main character Abbey Lane tugs at my heart strings. In the first page we learn that Abbey, a young Londoner, receives a letter from her legal guardian Mr. Gregory Peters. Abbey has a life altering decision to make quickly.
Author Ron Sewell is a skilled story teller, who weaves a spine-tingling drama filled with suspense, twists and turns, that involve cybercrime, so sophisticated, the world nuclear arsenals are in danger of being compromised.
Abbey, Tyler and Michael unwittingly get involved and become partners with Jacob. Jacob uses his personal computer to trade information on the dark-net and his digital portals knowledge to skim money from banks and other entities. Knowledge, power, and greed are formidable masters.
Commander Haliwell (veteran of law enforcement) works diligently to assess the threat levels and let those in power know the terrorist threats are not going to go away. Let me bring you into the story at Chapter Twenty-Three.
…..His desk telephone rang; he lifted the handset and said, “Haliwell.”
…..“Good morning, Commander. Kathy James.”
…..His mind raced as he recognised her name. “Long time no speak. Have you something on that damned laptop?”
…..“Yes and no. We found something you should know.”
…..He was silent for a moment. “About time. With the lack of information, I shelved the case.”
…..“We never stopped looking, Commander. From what we have recovered we know you need a trigger which activates the launch programme.”
…..“Okay, what is the trigger?”
…..“I don’t know. It could be anything. What I do know is without the trigger, we cannot stop it operating.”
…..“We must be able to do something.”
…..“You’d need to reconfigure every ICBM launch programme.”
…..“I can’t see that happening when governments believe their systems are unhackable.”
…..“I’ll send you my report and then it’s on your desk.”
…..“Did you find anything else?”
…..“We recovered bits and pieces, but nothing that makes any sense. I’ll keep my people on the case, but I doubt if we’ll ever retrieve all the pieces of the jigsaw. The originator did a great job of contaminating the hard drive.”
Will the British authorities figure out how to stop an impending nuclear attack?
Accomplished Author Ron Sewell brings his realistic characters to life using police and military components that will keep you turning the page. When you done enjoying ‘Abbey’ by Ron Sewell, please turn your attention these books: ‘A Basketful of Sleepers’, ‘The Angel Makers’, ‘You Can’t Hide Forever’, ‘The Collectors Book One’, ‘Full Circle: The Collectors Book Two’, ‘Tower 34: The Collectors Book Three’, ‘Diamonds and Sand: The Collectors Book Four’, ‘Finders Keepers: The Collectors Book Five’, ‘Black Gold: The Collectors Book Six’, ‘And The Point Is’, and ‘Finding Linda’.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Print Length: 273 Pages Publisher: Appollonia Books. 1st Edition (December 6, 2020) Berni Steven (Illustrator) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Action Thriller)
Cobalt: The First Novel In The Pseudoverse and an Electric Eclectic Book (The Pseudoverse Series 1) by CG Blade
The multiple plots within our first thrilling novel in the Pseudoverse Series are fused with futuristic technology and genetic engineering running parallel with each other inside Cobalt until the very end.
The American citizens and the military are subjugated becoming complacent by an unseen threat. Could this be a virus, biological agent, or worse, mind-control?
The entire Pseudoverse Series lays out how we got to the point of artificial intelligence singularity and why. One man’s quest starts out as good intentions for one woman on the verge of death and turns into a final fight for the planet.
In Cobalt, America is hijacked by the Tri-Presidents with the help of the failing United Nations. What they did not count on was an Army Officer with a unique code of quantum programming. Taking back the land she loves is going to require remarkable weapons, investigative skills, cunning, bravery, and an awful lot of Twinkies.
Review by Kate DeNyse: “Let me preface this by saying I really enjoy Distopian novels. When an author does their research and stretches their mind into the future and creates a reality that makes you think hard about what is going on in your present world, I feel it is a book that will become a classic, especially if elements if this dystopian future becomes a reality, as it did for Orwell, Huxley, Phillip Dick, and many others.
C. G. Blade starts this series of pseudosynth novels with a bang, literally. With its video game reality, and introduction to Petra Dace, a soldier who gave it all, I was hooked. I have not read many novels where I am enjoying what I am reading, and wondering how it will all be revealed to the reader as to how the world came to be in such a state. Including many pop culture conspiracies, historical figures, historical events, real technology used to create future technology, and LOADS of sarcasm and one-line jokes, the reader is taken on a journey into a world where America is trying to get back its fundamental freedoms.
Petra Dace is Cobalt. This young soldier was given the opportunity to come back with her side kick Tee, to set things right in the world. This Twinkie eating sharp shooting heroine will have you cheering her on from cover to cover. Strong female characters lead the way into this future world where the bad guys need to be dealt with in the most severe ways. The vices of society are taken to another level with arcing, pill popping, and desires of the flesh – the unvirtuous “bad guys” are the epitome of what is making the country currently fail. The virtuous heroines are not flawless, however their sense of right and wrong has no grey area, and justice is served up with wit and sarcasm, and maybe a Twinky or two.
Once you read this first novel, you will want to know more of how technology has infiltrated the government, and how the fractured world will recover from hell released on earth.”
Review by Roy Murray: “In the last hundred years or so, the world has gone from a one-prop airplane to fly into space; machinery has taken over work people did; and one-day social functions may be taken over by AI, Artificial Intelligence or mostly known as Robots. These events happened because of imagination.
Mr. Blade’s Cobalt has that type of images embedded within his fast-moving Si-Fi novel, First in a Trinity Series. Pushing present day politics to a plausible extreme, with its greed and globalist theme of World Order, he takes the USA into an open society run by three Presidents.
His main character, Petra, champion of the non-state of affairs, is kept alive to fight the evil of the 2080s. Cobalt, an amazing formula, is what keeps her functioning at an unbelievable capacity that her opponents in battle are incapacitated and destroyed.
The adventures, strange confrontations, and side-kick antics with a mind-reading computer that helps Petra conquer situations are amusing and deadly.
The supporting characters are well developed, aiding her to meet goals.
The plot is fast-paced, dynamic, and full of caveats that the intelligent reader will understand and think about for days, as I have, since writing this review. Cobalt is full of surprises any reader will enjoy, even if you are like me who rarely buys this genre. A great find.”
Product Details: The Pseudoverse Series 1Hardcover: 260 Pages Publisher: Lulu.com; Second Edition (March 7, 2020) Publisher: Pseudosynth Press; The First Novel in the Pseudoverse ed. Edition (May 18, 2018) Katerina Ventova (Illustrator) Cindy Calloway (Editor) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Fantasy)
Can technology truly learn to love? If so, which is more important, that love, or the instructions it will receive to perform its duties?
Once the Pseudosynths are exposed what will happen to the technology they leave behind. In this foreshadowing to the Pseudoverse Series, learn who and why America is so vulnerable to attack by the technology we have trusted for so long. In this sequel to Cobalt, Crimson is an homage to Hammer Film Studios (Bray) in the essence of “The Studio That Dripped Blood”.
Crimson has the overall feel of old school horror mixed with a dash of new school science fiction. Prepare to ‘stiffen’ up a bit as Crimson stings her way into your connective tissue.
Brought to its knees, America, and the entire planet, is on the brink of disaster, and only one thing stands in their way of completing their satanic programming. Petra is in for the fight of her life as these ever-growing evil plagues the earth. Crimson is a mind-bending action-packed science fiction novel.
5 Star Review:Cutting Edge!
Author CG Blade (Pseudosynth Press) take science fiction to a whole new level. Experience for yourself, the wealth of creativity, action packed storytelling, remarkable banter between characters, futuristic imagination, sense of humor, and the remarkable ability Author CG Blades has to communicate with ‘you” his reader directly within the script. This is a stunning new approach that will draw you in, keep you turning the page, and wanting more.
There are ‘Media Easter Eggs’ (subtle secrets) embedded in this novel, for the reader to uncover. Enjoy an ‘intermission’ with the author, while America and the planet are under attack by a technology we have trusted for years. Petra is in for the fight of her life as these ever-growing evil plagues the earth. Only one thing stands in their way of completing their satanic programming.
‘Crimson’ the second book in ‘The Pseudoverse Science Fiction Fantasy Series’ by CG Blade opens on October 10, 2076. Petra is in a Med Lab facility in Meredith. She is being monitored by Dr. Siebert and Dr. Sanders. Her Jacchrbyte memory storage upgrade was a success.
Let me bring you into Chapter 7-MULTIPLE:
…..“I mean who in the hell does this secret agency think they are, and where the hell is it located at—are we as Americans supposed to stand back and let a couple of individuals who claim to be responsible, control this, this thing? Where is the accountability? We need answers, and we need them now!”
…..“My guest here today is Dr. Scott Early, who, of course you all know, is the man who wrote the award-winning novel ‘Ms. Daubs’ the story of the American political takeover by the Pseudosynths and how it affected the average citizen’s life. His new novel, ‘Cobalt Fever’ is a firestorm sweeping the nation and is, to say the least controversial.
…..My name is Tom Mzik, journalist and the moderator of America’s newest channel, the United States News Network. This is Interrogation Room, and we’ll be back after this short message.”
…..“Read this book! You’re being—duped—railroaded!”
…..Dr. Scott Early was standing up, wearing a brown suit holding the book in front of the camera. Violence bathed the cover of the book portraying a still shot of Petra holding up Helen Long’s synthetic body. A flaming patriotic sword sliced through her neck in front of God and the planet.
…..“Uh—well, this is Tom Mzik here at USNN, and we’ll be right back.”
You need this to read this masterpiece for yourself and prepare to experience science fiction in a new realm. Not just for science fiction enthusiasts. Those who enjoy horror, comedy, and fantasy will crave ‘The Pseudoverse Series’.
Special Message from Author CG Blade:“My friend, and sci-fi writer from the 50s, 60, 70s, and 80s Ray Nelson, assisted me in writing the first two novels. I asked him if he wanted credit on the novels. He told me “no, just make me a character in your series”. Hence, you will see Ray Nelson, PhD pop up everywhere in ‘The Pseudoverse Series’. While we were writing these, Ray’s friend and actor, Roddy Piper died, whom Ray wrote the script with John Carpenter for the movie, They Live. The world is a small place, as Ray’s son has my novel Ash, and is currently writing a script for us. As I wrote ‘Crimson’ I saw the ghost of Phillip K. Dick twice. Once, at the foot of my bed, and the second time, leaning over my shoulder talking to me as I wrote Emerald.”
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: The Pseudoverse Series 2Paperback: 280 Pages Publisher: lulu.com; 2nd edition (April 16, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Fantasy)
Onyx: The Fourth Novel In The Pseudoverse Series and an Electric Eclectic Book by CG Blade
In this fourth thriller in the Pseudoverse Series novels, we take you into an ancient time and new direction. Caught between the past and the present, a young archaeologist is thrust forward into the future as a pawn in a twisted game hosted by the corrupt, the greedy, and the underworld. In this fourth novel in our Pseudoverse, the year is 2049, twenty-seven years before Cobalt. Who was the very first Pseudosynth? A detective working a case of murders become a casualty of Ray Nelson’s early work as we follow her and her partner through the wasteland of lies, cover-ups, and mummified remains. This thrilling and mysterious follow-up to Emerald will have you on the edge of your seat as we unveil who was ‘the first genetically engineered conscious being’ in this tale of Egyptian lore turned painfully bloody, and cubed.
“I have been reading much of CG Blade writings since he asked me to beta read Chrome. Being the sixth novel in the Pseudoverse series, I wanted to at least read the first novel. I am a chronically ill person, so reading is not something that happens every day, nor does writing…consequently, why my FB has gone dead. C’est la vie. I was able to get Cobalt and Crimson under my belt but sorely wish now that I could have read them all first since Onyx was slightly revealed in Chrome, and is my favorite novel for many reasons. – The ascension scene at the end of Onyx will never leave your mind or heart. I cheered and cried. These novels are entirely unique.” Kate D. Amazon review
Look to the darkened skies above as the moon moves closer to the sun. In an ever-growing eclipse, the Goddess Serket, the Scorpion Queen, is born for the first time. Onyx is one ‘hell’ of a ride that ends with a shocking conclusion leading to the fifth novel in the series, Heliotrope.
Once it awakens, you had better run like hell! May she have mercy on your tainted soul… Onyx is homage to the best of all Mummy movies and books, and is dedicated to Egyptian director Alex Proyas for his inspirational videos and groundbreaking movies.
5 Star Review: Ancient EgyptMeets The Future In 2049.
Author CG Blade is a mastermind of character development. He studies and interviews real people in his own life, to bring his unique characters to life in his science fiction fantasy. In ‘Onyx’ (book four of ‘The Pseudoverse Series’), his main character Jasmine (Black Goddess) came into consciousness from the voice of a grieving mother, he met on Facebook. This book is dedicated to the soul of a young lady. We should all be so lucky, to be immortalized in the writing of CG Blade.
Let me turn your attention to the year 2049. Two, young archaeologists named Jasmine Smith and Stephanie Croston are working on an archeological dig in Egypt, sponsored by Terra Industries. The mission is to locate the ruins of an Egyptian Scorpion Goddess. Where there are immense buried treasures, there are corrupt men, willing to kill, to inherit what is unearthed. Greed is the second of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’!
Imagine the thousands of years of morbid decaying rot wafting out of this freshly dug hole in the Black Desert, as Jasmine and Stephanie explore the elaborate tunnel system using the maps drawn by bots.The untouched, colorful pictograms, hieroglyphics and patterns of this long-forgotten scorpion race, adorned the walls of the tunnels and chambers of this forbidden underground world.“Pictographs of Anubis, Osiris, and every other Egyptian God and Goddess were present. The eye of Horus was ever-present, preserved forever until now.”
Ask yourself at least three questions as Author CG Blade skillfully transports you back to Ancient Egypt, while hurtling you into the future.
…..What happens if you are exposed to 1,000 times the normal amount of chromium and cobalt usually found in the human body?
…..What happens if you are in a dream state where you can never wake up, never stop falling, never stop screaming?
…..What happens if you wake a dead Egyptian Goddess named ‘Serket’, while stealing her possessions entombed with her?
You need this to read this work of genius for yourself. Enjoy history and science fiction intertwined on a journey, where you will lose track of time and experience a surprising conclusion, that will lead you to ‘Heliotrope’ book five in ‘The Pseudoverse Series’.
Experience the ‘Intermission’ (trade mark of CG Blades novels). After the Appendix, the author provides ‘Heliotrope’ Sneak Peek, Jasmine Cain’s Bio, 42 Negative Confessions from The Papyrus of Ani, Poetry from Cindy J. Smith, Winter Balefire’s Bio, and exclusive hidden text.
I found this read just as engaging, if not more than ‘Crimson’, the second book in ‘The Pseudoverse Series’. Author CG Blade is creative writer, engineer and robot programmer. He is an avid science fiction reader and lover of twisting, ever-turning plots. He takes his readers down many present cyber roads and mysterious plots. His narratives rely heavily on past and present scientific historical research and the human condition.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Paperback: 190 Pages Publisher: Pseudosynth Press; 2nd edition (May 13, 2018) Publisher: lulu.com; Second Edition (March 14, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Science Fiction (Fantasy)
Welcome to the Pseudoverse where engineers and scientists bring artificial intelligence and robotic programming to life with the occult and other codices. The main characters such as wounded warriors, police officers, detectives, reporters, aliens, witches, genetic scientists, and mad geniuses become Artificial Intelligence and Robotic badasses saving humanity from external threats and its own bad decisions. Do you love a grand conspiracy within our own “Deep State” of government? Come along and take a wild ride with all of the experiments that go “bump-in-the-night.”
You will be glad you dove into this continuing saga!
On the following colorful pages, you will find the exciting genres, and sub-genres of Cyberpunk, Conspiracy Kitchen Sink, Pulp Fiction, Historical Science Fiction, Genetic Engineering, A.I., Pop Culture, Music, Magic, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Robotics, Horror, Sex, Romance, Mystery, and Noir Crime.
A little bit about CG Blade and his backstory…
“Great novels comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.”
Soaking up every English class in two colleges, he remained steadfast to writing the Pseudoverse Series for the past twenty years. Readers are very familiar with the “jaw-dropping, neck-snapping plot twists” in the Pseudoverse Series of novels. Lightning strikes CG Blade’s powerful creative side regularly, as he never stops writing between novels. The Pseudoverse novels are a “mash-up” of historical fiction, science fiction, horror, and plenty of dark humor and sarcasm. A love of the series “Fringe,” “Universal and Hammer Sci-Fi/Horror” films, and the great minds of authors such as Huxley, Orwell, Dick, Lovecraft, Nelson, Bradbury, Heinlein, Wells, and many others, are the foundation for CG’s writing. CG Blade’s style and technique is a derivative all his own turned upside-down as he takes you through a world of New Order using technology as the ultimate master race.
Author, creative writer, Transhumanist, Pseudosynth, and former robotic engineer and programmer, CG is an avid science fiction reader and lover of twisting, ever-turning plots. Taking the reader down many thrilling cyber roads and mysterious paths, his narratives rely heavily on past and present scientific, historical research, and the human condition. Melding the past, present, and future, these stories are carefully mixed and stirred with music lyrics, real people, historical fiction, and the potential of artificial intelligence run amok. Fused with satirical commentary and the first musical “Grindhouse” intermissions in novels (Including poetry), he continues his fiction writing with Amaranth, Gold, Amber, Copper, Radium, and Turquoise, and Granite. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife Jackie, and their two rambunctious but lovable cats, Jeri Boo, and Bullet.
“Science fiction’s message should be subtle. Like a robotic finger pushing through your skull, poking around, waking you up.” CG Blade
“The Pseudoverse Series has everything you love in one set of fantastic novels! These are the most gripping, twisting, turning, and well-written series of futuristic historical fiction novels you will ever lay your hands on. You will be asking yourself, “why didn’t I come across these sooner?” The cliffhangers from novel-to-novel suck you in like no other series you have read in a long time. Kudos to CG, and his extensive research into all things scary, including “politics by mind-control.”” – Karen S. – Amazon Review
‘A Spooky Wish’ is book 1 in the ‘Magic Islands’ series.
Trevor is not known for being serious. In fact, he is best known for the tall tales he spins. He is new in Wales, living with his grandparents, and making friends has been easy. His personality is one that lends itself to laughter, jokes, and many a light-hearted moment between friends. When Trevor and his pals are exploring the beach one day, something happens that changes all of their lives, and Trevor’s love of a good joke is getting in the way of his ability to communicate with the adults around him. When no one believes what you say, how do you tell them your friends disappeared before your very eyes?
The wizards and witches in Edwards’s work transport readers to a fabulously designed land of spells, castles, and absurdly fantastic beings. Page after page, the dragons and monsters continue to keep the story new and refreshing. Combined with the witty exchanges between characters, the wide array of character types makes this an all-around fantastic read for young readers.
Book 1 – A Spooky Wish Book 2 – Chaos In The Cosmos Book 3 – The Land Of Now And Then
5 Stars: Magical Read For Children 8-12 Years!
Prologue: ‘Magic Islands’ (Book One): “Somewhere along the coast of Wales, there once existed a small group of islands. They were mysterious islands, often believed to be magical islands. Some were mountainous and craggy, others only undulated from high to low levels, from hillside to valley.
…The islands had few visitors, for the journeys across the seas to these islands were often treacherous, the seas around them being moody and the pathways unclear.
…It is said many ships had vanished in the rough waters and never returned home to Wales. When ships returned homewards, their sailors refrained from venturing again to the islands for they feared the mighty waves and great anger of the choppy seas.
…Ancient mariners often returned telling mystical and magical tales of having spied from a distance a curious clan of magical dwellers on the islands.
…But there was never any proof of such tales.
…As time went by the islands faded and vanished and the tales of the magical islands were soon forgotten, seemingly forever…”
Forgotten until now! Author Irene Edward unlocks the mysteries of these fictitious Islands.
Let me quote from Part 11-‘A Call for Help’:
…“Come on, Megan, let’s become invisible.”
…“This Magical Enchanted Forest is the strangest of places,” Megan glanced through the trees as she spoke. Hundreds of cuckoos called out their cuckoo songs tunefully. The woodpeckers were hammering at branches with their sharp beaks.”
…”Rata-tat! Rata-tat! Rata-tat!”
…Above the children’s heads, hawks and eagles squawked eerily. But although the forest was oddly noisy, the children became alarmed by the trees, for they were not standing still and rooted, but were moving around in the forest, hovering and swaying, pushing and shoving, falling or rushing around in all directions.”
…“It would help us if the trees stayed in one place,” Stefan said nervously. “How on earth can we keep away from the paths, when the paths keep moving around everywhere?”
My Thoughts: This is a fun read, where character Stefan and Megan make a wish on a Conch shell found on the Welsh coastline. Transported to the ‘Magic Islands’ by their wish, the story-line and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations come to life on the pages.
Never a dull moment as wizards, witches, elves, dragons, castles, and a magical enchanted forest fills the readers imagination.
Children eight to twelve will enjoy reading with an adult or alone. This book will make a great gift, bed-time story, library book, or a summer reading adventure.
The author’s desire to educate children and adults about the preservation of our planet shines through in her books. Irene provides educational guides, free worksheets for classroom and group discussions. (https://cgofwales.co.uk)
Reviewed by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Book 1 of 3: Magic Islands Paperback: 292 Pages Publisher: Independently Published (November 29, 2021) Language: English ISBN-13: 979-8769580253 Grandma’s Book Club: Narrative Fantasy/Adventure 8-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: Eco-Fiction
Chaos In The Cosmos: A Magic Islands Story (2) by Irene Edwards
‘Chaos In The Cosmos’ is book 2 in the ‘Magic Islands’ series.
The fun and games of the wicked Purple Wizards’ tricks and their wrong doings are taken too far, resulting in an urgency to save Planet Earth from disaster before time runs out for the planet.
The story illustrates the way nature can hit out when not heeded or respected, and it shows the impact climate change can have on our planet in extreme temperatures.
It sets the scene for young readers to learn and understand the effects of a warmer chaotic world, and aims at promoting such concepts through storytelling and adventure, thus exposing some of the global issues surrounding planetary warming, as narrated and visualized through the eyes of magic and fantasy.
Written with much lyrical fun in mind for children, there is, of course, some serious underlying elements… those of fostering climatic awareness, and the realisation our planet is very precious to us all.
‘Chaos in the Cosmos,’ is a fantasy narrative for children aged between 8 to 12 years.
Book 1 – A Spooky Wish Book 2 – Chaos In The Cosmos Book 3 – The Land Of Now And Then
5 Stars: Fun, Educational Action Adventure for Kids 8-12!
‘Chaos In The Cosmos’ (Magic Island Story) is book two in the ‘Magic Island’ series. In this wonderful learning adventure, Author Irene Edwards uses the fun and games of the Purple Wizard to bring children back to the ‘Magic Islands’. As we learned in book one ‘Magic Island’, somewhere along the coast of Wales, there once existed a small group of islands. They were mysterious islands, often believed to be magical islands.
Your child will enjoy the familiar characters Stefan and Megan, if he or she has read ‘Magic Islands’. Some of the chapter titles include ‘Hook Eyed Monsters’, ‘The Spacecraft’, ‘Landing on Mars’, ‘Morning on the Red Planet’, ‘Volcano Olympus Mons’, ‘Let’s Explore the Underworld’, ‘Domadron and the Cyclops’, ‘The Golden Puddle’, ‘Merlin’s Cave’, ‘The Red Wizards’ Tower’, ‘A Hiding Place’, and ‘Believe It or Not’ to name a few.
The Story Begins: ”The story begins when the “Magic” happens, and the Purple Wizards are sent spinning from the Magic Islands to the Red Planet, Mars, where they experience a Space adventure on the mystic planet and its hidden Underworld.
…In order to escape from the Underworld and from Planet Mars, Izzy Odorous and his gang of Purple Wizards are faced with having to regain their own powerful magical strengths. With newly regained powers, they mischievously venture out on a magical mystery tour and later threaten danger to the well-being of the entire Planet Earth.
…Scratchit is the much feared, adorable, baby Hook-Eyed Cyclops Monster, who creates havoc by way of his very own busy magical mischief, as he whisks the children, Stefan and Megan, on a terrifying journey to the Magic Islands.
…But when the children are confronted with the impending perils of global warming, they are also faced with having to help the magical inhabitants of the Magic Islands in their fight for survival during a rapidly changing climatic crisis.
Let me bring you into the story here:
…“Cheer up, Megan. Let’s get away from these sand dunes and shelter somewhere cool, such as the caves,” Stefan said briskly.
…How could she feel cheerful? She stood up and trailed after Stefan as he headed for the caves at the Land of Rocks.
…“Do you think the caves will be a safe place for us?” Megan frowned. “They can’t be. Some of the rocks on the coast are tumbling into the sea?”
…“Perhaps they may be safe enough, but I’m not really sure. At least the caves will offer shelter from the sun. I feel so cross with Scratchit today. The silly little Cyclops has brought us here and dumped us on these islands,” Stefan mumbled in annoyance.
…“But, I’m seriously worried, Stefan.” Megan sighed in despair, “What if…we really are alone on these Magic Islands, and there is no one here, to help magic us back to Wales? What if…there is no food for us to eat… or fresh water to drink, and we dehydrate?
…What if…the Magic Islands flood over?
My Thoughts: Author Irene Edwards teaches children about planet earth and the cosmos in this fun, adventurous, action-adventure, using words and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations.
Children eight to twelve will enjoy reading with an adult or alone. This book will make a great gift, bed-time story, library book, or a summer reading adventure.
The author’s desire to educate children and adults about the preservation of our planet shines through in her books. Irene provides educational guides, free worksheets for classroom and group discussions. (https://cgofwales.co.uk)
Reviewed by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Book 1 of 3: Magic Islands Paperback: 284 Pages Publisher: Independently published (January 4, 2022) Language: English ISBN-13: 979-8775395278 Grandma’s Book Club: Narrative Fantasy/Adventure 8-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: Eco-Fiction
About Irene Edwards: Irene Edwards is a retired teacher who now writes fantasy fiction for children. As an educator, she taught Primary level in many parts of the UK; London, Essex, Coventry, Midlands, Cardiff, Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire. She then qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf at The Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford, working at first within unit settings and later moving to peripatetic, for schools and clinics. Knowing how important literature and language was to the structure of speech and language development, on retirement she began to research into the imaginary minds of children and their world of literature and writing. To find out more visit: https://cgofwales.co.uk/
Loose Balloons is a humorous, fanciful children’s book for ages four to twelve.
The engaging poems encourage children to read, laugh and learn about their environment and themselves.
These imaginative rhymes contain K-5 teaching resources and lesson plans guided by the Florida State Standards.
5 Star Review: ‘LOOSE BALLOONS’ Children’s Poetry Book Will Delight Readers:
Jill Clark’s book Loose Balloons is filled with short, entertaining, rhymed poems like in “Frog’s The Name,” “Wonderfully Whale,” “The Dream Swing,” “The Ladybug’s Flight,” “Earlobes,” “Bathtub Drain.” “Balloon Bouquet” and many more.
The author recommends this book for ages four to twelve, but as a Grandmother and book reviewer, I would say children those under four would enjoy hearing these delightful poems, seeing the illustrations, even if they can’t yet understand them all. In a time where children experience much stress, this wholesome book for kids is designed to inspire them to read, laugh and explore the world around them.
Here is one example of a delightful poem called “IN THE TREETOP”
…..A pink balloon rested in leaves of a big oak tree.
…..A gust of wind caught it— and sailed it next to me.
…..I reached to grasp its beauty— I strained to make it mine—it blew away as if to say, “Perhaps another time.”
Here is second children’s poem entitled “OCTOPUS PIRATE”
…..Fishing near a wharf one day an octopus bumped my line. He had eight tentacles afloat, dancing arms that rocked my boat—I laughed so hard my tooth flew out (a tooth made out of gold. He flung my tooth into the sky—then winked at me with one-patched eye.
…..“Good plunder me mate,” I heard him say with a gold-toothed grin as he swam away.”
Award Winning Author Jill Clark is Children’s Educational Director for Taylor and Seale Publishing in Daytona Beach, Florida. She speaks in schools and educational institutions and presents children’s activities and lesson plans that align with her children’s poetry book Loose Balloons. The colorful Illustrations are by Brandy Winston.
This book meets the rigorous K-5 Teaching Resources and Lessons Plans guided by Florida State. Teachers, parents, grandparents can purchase this book with confidence and it should be placed in educational centers, school and community libraries, as well as medical and religious libraries.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
To schedule Jill to speak about writing or present lesson plans to your school, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see where she has already presented lesson plans, visit her website at www.jillswriterscafe.com Speaker Calendar, Activities and Workshops – Jillswriterscafe
Product Details: Paperback: 42 Pages Publisher: Taylor and Seale Publishing (September 27, 2019) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Balloons Grandma’s Book Club: Fantasy & Magic Books
‘Loose Balloons’ (Children’s Book) by Jill Clark Is Semifinalist With The Florida Writer’s Association: 2021 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition.
About The Author: Jill Clark is Children’s Educational Director for Taylor and Seale Publishing in Daytona Beach, Florida. She speaks in schools and educational institutions and presents children’s activities and lesson plans that align with her children’s poetry book Loose Balloons. (See Calendar of Events for more information).
Her favorite Saturday-night splurge consists of getting lost in a graveyard of long-lost, unusual, and useful information. She cherishes literary intrigue and welcomes writing challenges that require technical research, accuracy and interpretation.
She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University (bachelors in English), Stetson University (Masters in Reading). and Rollins College (Masters in Liberal Studies).
Resume: Jill Morgan Clark freelances prose and poetry. Her award-winning children’s poetry book Loose Balloons published in 2019. Her follow-up book Where Do Balloons Land? will be released in 2021. Jill’s poetry has appeared in the endangered species series for middle grades: Vanishing from Grasslands and Deserts, Vanishing from Forests and Jungles, and Vanishing from Waterways (Lerner Publications). Her writing has inhabited books, journals, and newspapers: Lyonesse Press: The Silver Empire, Pocket Change Literary Magazine, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal, Garden Blessings, Hopscotch the Magazine for Girls, Capper’s, The Orlando Sentinel, TigerShark Literary Journal, The Henry David Thoreau Institute, Women’s Wilderness, Celestial Musings, Blind Faith Books, Shoofly Audio Magazine.
First Place Children’s Category Ocala Writer’s Conference for Poetry Book Contest: Poetry for the Fun of It.
April 2021 Global Library Award (Book Marketing Global Network) for Book Cover/Book Spotlight Interview With Author Jill Clark.
First Place Children’s Category: Florida State Poet’s Association Annual Contest: Poem “The Bathtub Drain”.
Second Place Children’s Category: Florida State Poet’s Association Annual Contest: Poem “Waterhose.”.
The Black and White House (Edge Thriller) by Robert James Bridge
In the 1950s, born to a poor family, Joshua Jenks is a black man who rises to the challenge of becoming a Senator for Memphis. Privileged to be taken under the wings of Sam McLeod, the patriarch of a rich white family for whom his family worked under, he is given an education the envy of many of his friends and peers.
His dreams though puts him directly in the line of racism even as he confronts the world of politics and power. Terrorism and its threats play a huge role in his line of work as a Middle East advisor with direct access to the President himself.
Jenks’ story takes its readers on a journey as it weaves in and out of suspense and intrigue.
Product Details: Paperback: 187 Pages Publisher: Independently published (January 25, 2021) Language: English Paperback: 187 Pages Global Library: Edge Thriller
Hell Bent on Murder: Book 1 In Hell Bent Series by Robert James Bridge
When Jim Bent leaves London’s Metropolitan Police force to embark on a career as a Private Detective, he never realized that Hell would soon come knocking.
Bent’s goal was to help find lost husbands and wives and to, perhaps, catch the occasional discreet love affair. When he sets up shop in the seediest patch of town, that he knows too well, he is drawn into the world of pimps, the girls who work for them, and the sadistic minded brutes they employ.
When his first client wants him to find her missing husband, he is shocked to find the man hanging in his own garage. Jim’s dreams of a quiet, less dramatic life, take a sudden turn, and he is thrust into a nightmare of violence and death.
Review by Lincoln: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Escape From Prostitution!Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2013. Verified Purchase.The first in a series which is about an ex-cop that has opened his own business being a private detective. There are plenty of different twist. The author did an excellent job of tying it all together in the end. You also find out what the next in the series is going to be focused on.
Author Robert James Bridge has been accepted as a member of the CWA Crime Writers Association-UK for his one book in the forthcoming ‘Hell Bent Series’.
Product Details: Book One In The Hell Bent Series Paperback: 210 Pages Publisher: Pen It! Publications, LLC (June 4, 2021) Language: English Global Library: Fiction (Crime Mysteries) Global Library: Mysteries (Crime Fiction)
Today one could perhaps be forgiven for not noticing the small village of Bodelwyddan situated on the North Wales coast, but back in the year 1919, just after the war to end all wars, some four-hundred men of the Canadian expeditionary force stationed in the camp adjacent to the village, in 1919 the camp, and indeed Bodelwyddan, were on the front page of almost every tabloid in the country.
In 1990, author Robert (Bob) Bridge and his wife, Lilian, decided to retire from their jobs and move closer to their aged parents in Abergele, another village not far from Bodelwyddan. They purchased an old Victorian house and renovated it to more modern standards. As they proceeded, they encountered an old box in the corner. As they brushed away the dust, they saw the insignia of a Regiment that they were not familiar with. Inside that box were old manuscripts that were damp and almost unreadable, however they were able to make out the words, Kinmel Revisited.
The fascinating story told herein began to unfold of an army officer and his wife who had lodged at Abergele in 1919 during the riot at camp. You will find yourself in scenes of a long-forgotten era where men screamed in pain and to the horrors that Captain George Sawley had witnessed.
Product Details: Print Length: 58 Pages Publisher: Pen It! Publications, LLC (October 19, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Historical Military Regiments Global Library: Historical Fiction (Canadian)
Message From Author Robert J. Bridge: KINMEL REVISITED-CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION.
As an author, like many others I am prepared to take criticism and comments, but would just like to say all four of the ‘Hell Bent’ Series are in fact fiction and Jim Bent is a fictional character, as are all of my crime series books. Sprinkled with sex and violence I have noted this by saying they are adult fiction and not for children to read. I have to admit they contain graphic sexual scenes and some might be offended, but this is real life and things happen that sometimes offend us? Jim Bent is Just an ex met cop who faces life as it is?
I am Member of Crime Writers Association Great Britain-The ‘Hell Bent’ Series of fictional crime!
A BOLT FROM THE BLUE-THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION, CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON KINDLE KDP-CO.-UK-COM ETC.
Now also on Kindle and available to read is the first and second on the ‘Hell Bent’ Series. The first being ‘Hell Bent on Murder’ and now we have ‘Hell Bent on Revenge’, coming shortly is ‘Hell Bent on Corruption’ and this takes Jim to a murder in the Publishing fraternity. I hope readers have enjoyed the series so far, and will want to read more of Jim Bent and his adventures. Don’t forget ‘Kinmel Revisited’ Historical Fiction is also available to read now!
Coming shortly is the third in the ‘Hell Bent’ series entitled ‘Hell Bent On Corruption’ and this one takes its readers into the world of publishing! Number four in the series is now up and ready for any faithful readers, and this is called ‘Hell Bent On Blackmail’!
I am a published author who is now retired so I spend most of my days either researching or writing books. Today I have many other books awaiting publication including another of historical fiction and indeed a series of fictional crime I am hoping to put on the kindle books site in the near future.
A series I fondly call the ‘Hell Bent’ Series since it features an ex met cop called Jim Bent. After fifteen years as a cop in the Met and a bullet still lodged in his back from a failed bank robbery Jim decides its time, he took up a new occupation, an occupation he never realised would take him to his old stamping ground on the streets of London. Now available is book four in the ‘Hell Bent’ series entitled ‘Hell Bent on Blackmail’. The cover of this book was from-www.the cover collection.com whom I thank very much!
I hope readers of kindle enjoy reading my latest venture which features my premier tome of historical fiction entitled ‘Kinmel Revisited’ on Kindle. Although the story is in fact true and the events at Kinmel Army Camp in 1919 did happen. I have woven a story of history and mystery using fictional characters so as not to offend any living relatives. Although today I have two books published in America, I did have four published in Canada in 2007 i.e., a series of crime and ‘Kinmel Revisited’, but alas for some reason they were remaindered in 2008 and copyrights returned to me the author. Today I continue to enjoy writing and hope readers enjoy my books on the Kindle site. ‘Kinmel Revisited’ was created when my wife and I once lived in North Wales. It was whilst we stood over the five graves with the Maple Leaf Emblem on them, I knew one day I would write the complete story. A story of a riot by some four hundred men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Kinmel Army Camp in North Wales, A Riot that happened simply because the men wanted to go home after fighting in the war to end all wars. The camp conditions were said to be worse than those in the trenches. With a flu epidemic sweeping the camp and lack of pay it seems the men could take no more and the decision to riot came about!
Through My Laughter and Tears: Returning Home to the Bronx (A Memoir) by Annette Stanzione
Annette Stanzione was born into a Catholic-Italian family in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx in the 1950s.
In ‘Through My Laughter and Tears’, Annette relays anecdotes from her childhood to her first job working for the FBI, becoming a paralegal at forty-seven, getting married and then divorced, raising two daughters, dating, living upstate for three decades, and then eventually returning home to the Bronx.
Annette’s story is an engaging mix of humor and gravitas as she wends her way through triumphs and difficulties. Although she’s still looking for love — and loving the process of finding it — she perseveres with charm, wit, and warmth.
You’ll be drawn into Annette’s world and wish she was your best friend.
5 Stars: Unstoppable Page Turner!
I felt like part of Annette’s Catholic-Italian family from the first paragraph. Whether you grew up in Bronx, New York or not, this is a coming home saga like no other. Author Annette Stanzione invites you to reflect back, with her, on growing up in the 1960s-1970s.
With superb storytelling, Annette uses, written images, more humor than pain, and a tremendous sense of “glass half full’ perseverance. Annette skillfully walks the reader through her own growing up, dating realities, marriage conflicts, and single motherhood. Annette’s story is real, raw and truly unforgettable.
As the first-born daughter, the tragic murders by Son of Sam impacted her already strict, Catholic School/Home upbringing. She rebelled in small ways, while keeping a firm foundation under her.
Soon Annette added a little adventure in her life. “Secretarial position-not a secret agent!”
“At seventeen, I started this job in Manhattan on 69th and 3rd Avenue, in the Hunter College building. I got all dolled up. When getting in the elevator I slipped in my platform heels (it was the seventies) and fell on the ground. Thank God no one was in the elevator. My arm hit the wall and my leg was under my butt. I was more concerned with making sure I didn’t break a nail and made sure all ten were intact. Hey, I knew my priorities.
About a year and a half later I transferred to the FBI in New Rochelle, which was in the Sheraton Hotel, at that time. No one knew the FBI was there, of course. It was not something they announced on the outside of the building.
One day they had a tip that the Barclays Bank across the street was going to be robbed. We watched the FBI agents from our office circle the bank and the three men got out of the car with ski masks on and went into the bank with guns.
The agents were in and out of the building and the gunmen came out with their hands in the air. It was like watching a movie, only live. The great thing about that job was, you could transfer anywhere, as long as they had a position open. One girl I worked with transferred to Alaska and never came back.
They say there are three men to every one woman in Alaska. Maybe that’s why she stayed.”
Annette has had her fair share of tragedy and tears. Through it all she has learned to appreciate family, friends, and acquaintances who encouraged and helped her along the way. She is grateful to her parents and grandparents. Like a good mother, Annette has passed the gift of empowerment on to her two daughters, who in turn are sharing it with others.
In a time when the world seems out of whack, obstacles and risks seem to outweigh the rewards, I highly recommend you read this inspiring book. This short read will leave you looking for ways to view your experiences through Annette’s “glass half full” mindset. We all have stories to tell and I hope Annette will share more in the years to come
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Paperback: 123 Pages Publisher: Wheatmark (September 17, 2019) Language: English Global Library: Biography (Memoirs)
Carrie and Henry encounter peculiar crimes in these stories featuring right, wrong, and redemption. Carrie’s urge to help people who are in trouble often draws her into puzzling and sometimes dangerous human events. Henry provides support and back-up when her curiosity and helpful nature expose both of them to trouble and danger. Carrie McCrite and Henry King are the protagonists in Nehring’s popular “To Die For” Mystery Series.
5 Stars: Award Winning Mysteries Collection!
Readers familiar with Carrie McCrite and Henry King (protagonists) in Author Radine Trees Nehring’s very popular “To Die For” Mystery Series will be one step ahead of those of us who are just beginning the journey. Radine Trees Nehring’s award-winning writing career began when she fell in love with the Arkansas Ozarks. Her book locations are in Arkansas, where fans embrace her mysteries and are eager to share their beautiful state with the world.
Let me share a hint of what each chapter holds and I promise I won’t spoil the mysteries.
…Chapter One- “The Hanging” brings the reader along in a tour group of the legendary jail and courtroom of Judge Isaac Parker in the Western District of Arkansas. The history is real as the tourist revisit the drama surrounding the gallows, where seventy-nine men where hung.
…Chapter Two- “Crime Goes On A Honeymoon”: Carrie and Henry are enjoying their honeymoon when a mystery interrupts their breakfast. Detective Wolverton is on the case, when something very dangerous had been baked in the cake and delivered to the wrong couple.
…Chapter Three- “Something extra from Christmas”: Carrie and Henry’s Christmas shopping trip to the mall turn chaotic as shots rang out and Carrie saw boy sitting on Santa’s throne. “His left arm circled a toddler with blood on his cheek. The teen boy’s right hand was shaking, which made the gun it held wobble wildly.”
…Chapter Four- “Saved By A Train”: It Mother’s Day and Carrie’s son (from a previous marriage) had given Henry strict instructions to carry out. Even the best of plans can change when a man has a gun and the ability to use it. Miracles can be found in the most unlikely circumstances.
…Chapter Five- “Whatever Happened To Dana Jean?”: The rumors surrounding the Jackson’s Farm left the land unattended. Known as Blackberry Hollow to the locals, the mystery surrounding Dana Jean’s disappearance is still the talk of the town. Floyd Jackson recently died in prison after being convicted of killing his wife many years ago. Did Floyd kill his daughter Dana Jean too? That is the mystery that weighs on Carrie’s mind.
…Chapter Six- “Four Year Old’s Solve A Crime”: A summer reading program called ‘Clowning Around” in the Children’s Library gets Carrie’s attention, as two four-year-old boys show exuberance over the prospect of seeing ‘Noddy Clown’, after reading ‘Noddy’ stories in in books. As a former research librarian in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carrie feels right at home in the library setting. The library experience goes downhill when Carrie discovers the Librarian has been murdered.
…Chapter Seven- “But They’re Not Really Dead”: Carrie and Henry were enjoying a reenactment of the Civil War when a man tells her a story about Mary Whitney Phelps. She was the only know women at “Pea Ridge”. “Mary Phelps came south from Springfield with a wagon load of supplies for her husband’s company. He was Colonel John Phelps, leading the 25th Missouri for the Union. Later he’d be Missouri Governor Phelps. As far as anyone knows, women who fought here other than Mary Phelps, but women weren’t recognized for their achievements in those days.
…Chapter Eight- “Tracker”: A grocery shopping trip becomes a mystery when Carrie returns home to find a candy wrapper on the porch. Much to Carrie’s surprise a search and rescue team appears on her porch. Josh Parker and Margo Khatri are accompanied by their K-9 named “Tracker”. The search is on for a Caucasian woman and man in their 40s. Tracker identified the candy wrapper, which proves one or both of the missing individuals had been on Carrie and Henrys porch.
…Chapter Nine- “What Did The Scarecrow Hear?”: It Halloween and while shopping for her pumpkin head in the gift shop, Carrie’s shopping experience was interrupted when Clive came in and stated “there’s big trouble in Maggie’s pasture”. Everyone’s focus was in the pasture where they discovered a man lying on the ground near the pasture gate. They mystery begins.
…Chapter Ten- “The Tattle Tale: A quick trip to JC Penney to pick up a few necessities put Carrie in an unusual situation. She witnesses a crime and wrestles with the decision to report it or not. Her conscious says yes, but will the consequence of her decision hurt an innocent child?
…Chapter Eleven- “A Dangerous Dance: A phone call from Deputy Police Chief Rayford Duncan brings back old memories for retired Police Major Henry J. King. At a surprise accommodation ceremony to recognize Henry’s brave actions and quick thinking, which saved the lives of more of our officers, including Deputy Police Chief Rayford Duncan puts Carrie’s life and freedom in danger.
Review by Theodocia Mclean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Product Details: Paperback: 284 Pages Publisher: St Kitts Press; Large type / Large Print Edition (December 1, 2020) Language: English Global Library: Short Story Collection Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
A River To Die For (The Something To Die For Mysteries)by Radine Trees Nehring
Join Carrie McCrite and her new husband Henry King in the fifth Something to Die For Mystery.
Henry plans an anniversary surprise: the two of them will join Carrie’s son Rob and Henry’s half-sister Catherine for a camping trip at the Buffalo National River. When Rob and Catherine disappear, Carrie, her friend Shirley, and Henry help search for them.
A River to Die For features strong women fighting against literal darkness underground as well as the dark forces of evil. It will take strength to read this book about the best and worst that nature and man can throw at a woman.
It will take a caring heart to understand how Henry King and Rob McCrite feel as they struggle to reach the women they love.
Reviews: …The next best thing to pitching your tent beside Arkansas’s beautiful Buffalo River is reading Radine Trees Nehring’s evocation of a camping trip that gets dangerously out of hand. Margaret Maron (internationally acclaimed author of the Judge Deborah Knott mystery series) …After exploring the Buffalo National River region for three decades now, it was a thrill to be taken on this mystery/romantic suspense twist around a national treasure I know and love. Chuck Dovish (producer, writer, and host of Exploring Arkansas on Public Television) …Nehring’s book is as wild a read as a splash down the rapids of the Buffalo National River in a land that is thrilling and often mysterious. Flip Putthoff (Outdoor Editor of The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas).
Product Details: Print Length: 220 Pages Publisher: St Kitts Press; First Edition (April 1, 2008) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
A Wedding To Die For (The Something To Die For Mysteries)by Radine Trees Nehring
Carrie has problems
First, she needs to figure out what the wedding of a “mature” bride and groom should look like.
Second, she’s invited Henry’s half-sister to the ceremony before learning why he’s never wanted to see the woman. Then the florists they’ve hired are shot at, their flower shop is bombed, and someone is murdered. If that weren’t enough, Carrie and Henry keep catching glimpses of a ghost dressed in a red bridal gown…an omen?
Join Carrie McCrite and Henry King as they chase a killer and try to salvage their dream wedding at the historic Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Reviews: …Readers will delight in Carrie McCrite, a spunky heroine who faces danger and finds love. A pleasure awaits mystery lovers. Carolyn Hart (author of the Death on Demand and Henrie O mysteries) …Nehring’s delightful novel features history and romance with murder thrown in. A winning combination and fun read. Patricia Sprinkle (author of the Thoroughly Southern mysteries) …Intrigue and true love–what a delicious combination. Crow Johnson Evans (internationally acclaimed musician and board members of The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs).
Product Details: Print Length: 294 Pages Publisher: St Kitts Press; First Edition (May 1, 2006) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
A Valley To Die For (The Something To Die For Mysteries)by Radine Trees Nehring
Carrie McCrite and her husband, Amos, had dreamed of retiring to a home in the Ozark mountains. After Amos dies in a hunting accident, Carrie decides to go ahead with their dream, but alone. She needs to be someone – to prove she’s a capable woman who can take care of herself.
Carrie meets neighbor JoAnne Harrington, a man-hater who certainly provides an example of female independence. When a stone quarry threatens to turn part of their beloved valley into heaps of gravel, the two women and their neighbors’ band together to fight for their valley. But someone decides JoAnne must die.
Carrie feels compelled to find out who killed her friend. That’s what a strong woman would do. Then Carrie’s new neighbor, retired Kansas City Police Major, Henry King, warns her that she, and not JoAnne, may have been the killer’s real target.
But that’s ridiculous – isn’t it? And Henry is hiding secrets of his own.
How strong can Carrie be?
It’s time to find out.
From Library Journal: In the picturesque Ozark mountains, a local group of residents’ plan to fight the sale of an abandoned farm to a mining quarry known for caring more for money than potential damage to the environment. When widow Carrie McCrite discovers the body of the group’s leader, JoAnne Harrington, the valley is abuzz with theories that JoAnne was accidentally shot by hunters or murdered by the owner of the proposed quarry. For Carrie, whose husband died in a hunting accident and whose faith was the only thing that sustained her, JoAnne’s death resurrects old nightmares. The romantic interest of a retired detective named Henry King raises further questions as Carrie discovers ties between Henry and JoAnne that have been kept secret for almost 30 years. With flair, Nehring, an award-winning Arkansas writer, launches a cozy series that will appeal to mystery readers and fans of Lorie Ham (The Trouble with Tenors) and Ellen Edwards Kennedy (Irregardless of Murder). For both Christian fiction and mystery collections.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Reviews: …a delightful mystery with appealing characters fighting for a cause. FT SMITH TIMES RECORD …a fascinating mystery that gets better and better as the pages roll. Mike Flynn, producer and host of the FOLK SAMPLER, heard weekly on public radio …a mystery writer whose imagination and talent will win her a large and dedicated readership. THE BOOKWATCH …a warm and enchanting tale. SOUTHERN SCRIBE. …kept my heart pounding…a page turner with no easy stopping places. GRAVETTE NEWS HERALD …A pleasure awaits mystery lovers. Carolyn Hart, author of the DEATH ON DEMAND and HENRIE O mysteries. …It’s great to read fiction about the Ozarks that rings true… Dr. Fred Pfister, editor of THE OZARKS MOUNTAINEER.
From The Inside Flap: Carrie McCrite and her husband, Amos, had dreamed of retiring to a home in the Ozark mountains. After Amos dies in a hunting accident, Carrie decides to go ahead with their dream, but alone. She needs to be someone – to prove she’s a capable woman who can take care of herself. Carrie meets neighbor JoAnne Harrington, a man-hater who certainly provides an example of female independence. And there are important things to do when a stone quarry threatens to turn part of their beloved valley into heaps of gravel. The two women and their neighbors band together to fight for their valley. But someone decides JoAnne must die. Grieving over JoAnne’s death, Carrie feels compelled to uncover and destroy the mystery and darkness now swirling in the valley. That’s what a strong woman would do. Then Carrie’s new neighbor, retired Kansas City Police Major, Henry King, warns her that she, and not JoAnne, may have been the killer’s real target. But that’s ridiculous – isn’t it?
And Henry is hiding secrets of his own. How strong can Carrie be? How much danger can she survive? It’s time to find out.
Product Details: Print Length: 284 Pages Publisher: St Kitts Press; First Edition (August 1, 2002) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
A Treasure To Die For (The Something To Die For Mysteries)by Radine Trees Nehring
Take two pillow cases full of empty baking powder tins and thirty pounds of stolen cash. Put a quantity of hundred-dollar bills in each can, seal lids. Hide this mixture somewhere in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After the mixture has seasoned for forty years, sift together all the people who know about the hidden treasure. Cut in one investigative reporter and one unsuspecting Elderhostel coordinator. Bake until too hot to handle, and place before Carrie McCrite and Henry King. See who survives. A Treasure to Die For is the third To Die For Mystery by Macavity-award nominated author Radine Trees Nehring.
Book Reviews: …Lovers of cozy mysteries with colorful characters will want this third title in Nehring’s ‘Something to Die For’ series… LIBRARY JOURNAL …Nehring’s delightful novel features history and romance with murder thrown in. A winning combination and fun read. Patricia Sprinkle, author and President of Sisters in Crime …The treasure here is Radine Trees Nehring and her plucky crime solver, Carrie Culpeper McCrite. J.M. Hayes, author.
Product Details: Print Length: 304 Pages Publisher: St Kitts Press; First Edition (March 1, 2005) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
It’s October, craft fair season in the Ozarks, and Carrie and Henry are helping their friend Shirley sell her quilts and Baby Cuddlys at the War Eagle Craft Fair. After a mysterious cousin with ties to drug dealers appears, danger stalks the fair. When Carrie is abducted by killers following a breakfast at War Eagle Mill, she’s afraid she won’t escape, because—though her aim in life has always been to help others out of problems—no one who can help her knows where she is. “There is no me out there to help me.”
Product Details: Paperback: 244 Pages Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries (February 27, 2012) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
Music To Die For (Something To Die for Mysteries) (Volume 2)by Radine Trees Nehring
MUSIC TO DIE FOR is set at Ozark Folk Center State Park in remote Stone County, AR. Carrie and several friends have planned a weekend vacation at the Folk Center, where they’re signed up for craft classes. Crafts take a back seat to a kidnapping, arson, and murder after Dulcey Mason, four-year old daughter of famous country musicians Chase Mason and Tracy Teal, disappears, and her abductor is found stabbed, his house burned. Romance blossoms again between Carrie and her best friend, Henry King, as they rush to save a child, solve a murder, and repair tragically broken lives. Can they do it before they, too, become victims of MUSIC TO DIE FOR?
Review: …Leaves the reader sighing in satisfaction. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW …Hooks [readers] with a story they can’t put down. THE TULSA WORLD …A riveting story of kidnapping, murder, and family secrets that won’t stay hidden. Barbara Brett, author of BETWEEN TWO ETERNITIES and, with Hy Brett, PROMISES TO KEEP. …Endearing characters make you want to come back to visit soon! Julie Wray Herman, author of the Three Dirty Women Gardening Mystery series …Highly recommended for most Christian fiction and mystery collections. LIBRARY JOURNAL …Highly recommended. I LOVE A MYSTERY. In this character-driven story, heroes have their values straight and fight for what they believe in. COZIES, CAPERS & CRIMES …It was such fun to read about our Ozark Folk Center and picture where the murder took place. Mary Gillihan, Harmony musician; Park Interpreter and Elderhostel Coordinator, Ozark Folk Center State Park. …Maybe murders can be bad news for tourism, but I was hooked…a compelling read. Joe David Rice, Arkansas Tourism Director
Product Details: Paperback: 288 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd Edition (October 1, 2003) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
Carrie McCrite, a volunteer librarian at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, discovers two versions of a portrait on loan to the museum. When a reporter writing about that portrait disappears, Carrie must choose between honoring Henry’s request that she stop jumping into danger on behalf of people in trouble–or work to find the woman who was a college friend of her son’s.
Review by Betty Webb, Mystery Scene Magazine: “A Portrait to Die For isn’t for the shoot-’em-up, car-crash, shove-someone-off-a-cliff crowd. It is a sedate, carefully paced mystery more concerned with puzzles than thrills. Carrie’s quest leads her into some of the murkier paths of the art world, one filled with the kind of chicanery that could lead to some serious prison time for those involved.”
Review by Sandra Murphy, Kings River Life Magazine-Full Review: “It looks like no matter what Henry and Carrie decide, murder will find them. It’s a lucky thing for readers because they are a captivating couple, older than most characters, fun to be around, and lead interesting lives. They’ll even share a few recipes with readers.”
Product Details: Paperback: 282 Pages Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries (January 14, 2016) Language: English Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
Dear Earth: A Love Letter From Spring Hollowby Radine Trees Nehring
It was to be just a weekend retreat, the cabin Radine Trees Nehring and her husband, John, built with their own hands on the land they bought in the Arkansas Ozarks. All they wanted was a once-a-week refuge from the stress and trials of life in the big city one hundred miles away. But the air, the forest, and the wildlife in the place they named Spring Hollow had a haunting magic they could never quite leave behind when they drove away every Sunday evening. The more they learned about the secrets of nature in their country hideaway, the more reluctant they became to part from it. At last, they realized that their hearts were always in Spring Hollow, and that was where they belonged too. They gave up their secure jobs to devote themselves full-time to tending and preserving the beautiful but fast-receding natural world they had come to cherish.
From The Author: My husband and I lived the experiences noted in this book and several of the chapters were originally published in magazines and newspapers in the United States and other countries. This continues to be the book of my heart and, though my husband and I have recently relocated from Spring Hollow to a condo in Fayetteville, AR, the new owners and their children continue the legacy and love of the area!
From Booklist: Thoreau thought it was fine to build castles in the air as long as we put foundations under them. Radine Nehring has done exactly that. She presently holds court on a granite thinking bench as self-appointed queen of Spring Hollow. In 1978, she and husband John realized their weekends in the Arkansas Ozarks were more real than their “real” lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So, the two lifelong dreamers purchased 12 acres in a dogwood-filled hollow and began a decade of double lives. They cleared a space, put up a cabin, installed a wood stove, dug a well, and became gentle landholders. Each weekend, they drove two hours to escape to a private Eden. There, like a veritable Adam and Eve of the Ozarks, they sought to understand why they love the land. There they learned the irony of spending weekdays busy as squirrels and weekends watching squirrels busier than they. In 1988, the Nehrings moved permanently to Spring Hollow where now John builds furniture while Radine builds books. This one is written in a clear, warm voice by a writer and environmentalist who unabashedly loves her husband, her land, and her granite bench. Read it and dream. Patricia Hassler.
Book Review: Many dream of leaving urban areas for the country, but can’t make the transition. Radine and her husband built a cabin in the Arkansas Ozarks which was to serve as a weekend retreat: it quickly became more, luring them to quit secure jobs in favor of a country life. This compelling story traces their transitional experiences, presenting an endearing account. Midwest Book Review.
Product Details: Print Length: 164 Pages Publisher: Brett Books, Inc. (available only from St Kitts Press); First Edition (May 1, 1995) Language: English Global Library: Romance (Love Letter). Global Library: The Something To Die For Mysteries by Radine Trees Nehring
Meet The Author: Multi-published author RADINE TREES NEHRING and husband John moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to rural northwest Arkansas in 1988 after spending weekends on their Arkansas land for ten years. Radine began writing a series of articles, essays, and stories about the Arkansas Ozarks shortly after she and John bought their land, and these found interested readers around the globe. Many were collected in her first book, DEAR EARTH: A Love Letter from Spring Hollow, initially published in New York in 1995. When asked which of her books is her favorite, DEAR EARTH is the one Radine names. It is still available in print, has been published in Chinese, and also sells well in e-book form.
Radine says all of her writing expresses her love for the Ozarks and when she began writing her “To Die For” traditional mystery series in 2000, Ozarks tourist destinations were natural settings for her.
“I enjoy writing about what I love and sharing these places with readers everywhere. Both they and I experience my chosen destinations as the story unfolds.”
During her writing career, Radine also wrote and hosted a radio program, “Arkansas Corner Community News,” for ten years. The program, as well as all her other writing, featured unique people, places and events in the area.
She has received many regional and national awards, including a National Silver Falchion for mystery writing and the Governor’s Award for the best writing about Arkansas. Radine was the 2011 inductee into the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame.
Her newest release “Solving Peculiar Crimes” is a short story anthology featuring Carrie, Henry and their friends.
About The “Pigeon-Blood Red” Trilogy: Each installment in this edge-of-the-seat trilogy depicts a different violent encounter between two men from different sides of the tracks, Paul Elliott, a black lawyer, and Richard “Rico” Sanders, a killer with a conscience. The two men seemingly have nothing in common but each secretly harbors a grudging admiration for the other.
The plots of the three novels serve as devices to bring the men together in ways neither could have anticipated, obliging them to join forces in an uneasy alliance against a common foe.
In Pigeon-Blood Red a loan shark tasks Rico with recovering a priceless “pigeon-blood red” ruby necklace and at the same time sending a message to the thieves. Trouble is, the neckless falls into the hands of Paul’s girlfriend Evelyn, and Rico mistakenly believes she is one of the thieves.
In The Last Straw Paul and Evelyn shelter a teenage girl, a witness to a carjacking gone bad, from a hit man dispatched by a crime boss with no apparent motive. There is bad blood between Rico and the hit man, who, believing Paul and Rico to be friends, sets out to eliminate both of them.
In Rico Stays, after Rico is grievously wounded in a gun battle, his girlfriend Jean convinces Paul to let him hide out in Paul’s cabin while he recuperates. Using Jean as bait, gunmen seeking revenge come for Rico. The question becomes whether he will face them alone or with help from Paul.
Pigeon-Blood Red (Book One) by Ed Duncan
For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job: retrieve his gangster boss’s stolen goods, and teach the person responsible a lesson.
But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu. There, the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory, when innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in a crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, hunter and prey develop an unlikely respect for one another.
Soon, he is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the very people who have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?
★★★★★ “Duncan crafts a twisted thriller in his gangster-laced debut.”
★★★★★ “This charming, classically-told crime thriller is a must for noir fans.”
★★★★★ “I would love to see this book made into a movie.”
RECOMMENDED by the US Review: “Duncan crafts a twisted thriller in his gangster-laced debut. The first in a trilogy, Duncan’s three-part plot is replete with a handful of colorful characters, many of which are dissimilar to a genre of this type. Additionally, Duncan’s style of storytelling is a product of strong cast development, plot fillers, engaging dialogue, and shifting character scenes… enough twists and turns as well as cliff-hanging chapters to keep his audience not only hooked until the end but also anticipating the next work in his series.”
Product Details: Pigeon Blood Red Trilogy Book One Paperback: 212 Pages Print Publisher: Independently Published (January 16, 2018) E-Book Publisher: Creativia; 2nd Edition (August 23, 2016) Christopher Hassett (Editor) Karen S. Davis (Editor) Language: English Global Library: Pigeon Blood Red Thriller Trilogy by Ed Duncan Global Library: Thrillers (Black & African American Mystery) Global Library: Thrillers (Organized Crime) Global Library: Thrillers (Heist) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense)
The Last Straw (Pigeon-Blood Red Book 2) by Ed Duncan
When a teenage girl witnesses a carjacking gone bad, she is marked for death by a crime boss.
A lawyer and an enforcer forge an uneasy alliance to protect the girl from a hit man with an agenda of his own. Soon after, Paul Elliott – lawyer and close friend of the witness’s family – begins counseling them and becomes entangled in the murder plot.
As the long-simmering feud between Rico – the white enforcer – and the hit-man John D’Angelo reaches boiling point, bodies start to pile up in rapid succession… and old scores will be settled.
5 Stars, Red City Review: “With danger looming in every chapter, The Last Straw is an action-packed and nerve-racking read. Duncan skillfully draws the reader into a complex web of characters… A few key twists within the story-line keep the reader intrigued in this fast-paced thriller…The Last Straw is an outstanding crime thriller…
Review by Crime Thriller Hound: “This Chicago set thriller is a pacy read, written with an edge and style… For me, this is even better than the first in the Pigeon-Blood Red series and it does work well as a stand-alone… Ed Duncan’s series will sweep up fans as it goes along.”
Review by The US Review: “Contract killers seem like such affable chaps. Sure, there are the homicidal psychopaths that bring down the profession, but among them, if fiction is any indication, walk a community of upstanding, morally sturdy gentlemen who may commit murder for hire but who uphold ethical standards and airtight loyalties that make them handy guys to know in a pinch. Rico is this kind of guy. Sure, he kills for cash, but he has lines he won’t cross. When asked to take out the teenage witness to a crime, the ride with Rico begins. He declines the job, his rival volunteers, and into the fray explodes an onslaught of alliances, vendettas, collateral damage, and no small amount of spilled blood. In the margins, race and gender hover thoughtfully, suggesting they matter yet not stealing the show away from Rico and the action. Why is it so much fun to hang with crooks like Rico? As his prostitute girlfriend learns in the opening scenes when he avenges her from a violent john, characters like Rico live in their own separate universes where they define and mete justice. They defend those they love and accommodate the extremes their situations require. They can handle themselves in a physical showdown, they shoot to kill, and they walk away from fights victorious. Knowing that and living vicariously through either Rico or the loved one Rico is protecting is an entertaining fantasy. That temporary taste of aggressive amorality is heady stuff, and the body count is conveniently forgotten with the turn of each page. Like so many crime thrillers, Rico is a fun, fast pop through an imaginary world of tough guys, lamenting ladies, and a world-weary anti-hero. He may be a killer, but he’s one of the good ones.”
Midwest Book Review: “Realistic characters, suspenseful action, twists and turns that prove satisfyingly unpredictable, and an attention to creating full-faceted characters (whether they be women or men, victims or investigators, or hit-men) lends to an absorbing read highly recommended for those who like their thrillers complex and their characters fully developed.”
Product Details: Pigeon Blood Red Trilogy Book Two Paperback: 227 Pages Print Publisher: Independently Published (December 2, 2017) E-Book Publisher: Creativia; 2nd Edition (November 25, 2017) Donna Rich (Editor) Language: English Global Library: Pigeon Blood Red Thriller Trilogy by Ed Duncan Global Library: Thrillers (Black & African American Mystery) Global Library: Thrillers (Organized Crime) Global Library: Thrillers (Heist) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense)
After enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders stepped in to protect his girlfriend from a local mob boss’s hot-headed nephew, all hell broke loose.
When the smoke cleared, the nephew had vanished and three goons lay dying where they’d stood. Fighting for his life, Rico was alive but gravely wounded.
Out of the hospital but not fully recovered, he needed a place to crash – a place where he wouldn’t be found. A place like the cabin owned by lawyer Paul Elliott, whose life Rico had saved more than once.
Trouble was, Paul’s girlfriend hadn’t forgotten Rico’s dark history – or Paul’s fascination with him. Vengeful killers would soon be coming for him.
The only question was whether he would be ready to face them.
Reader Editor-5.0 out of 5 Stars: Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer. Rico Stays, is the third story in Ed Duncan’s Pigeon Blood Red series, although it is also a stand-alone story as well. The plot continues with the life of Rico, a hit-man who is cold-blooded but astute and smart. He’s as exact as you can imagine of a killer at the top of his game. To protect Jean, his girlfriend and confidant, Rico has killed again as in the previous stories. Then there is always another crime boss ready to come onto the scene. Gus Chakiras is next. He seems to sympathize somewhat with Rico’s plight.
Rico is being pursued by Larry Cosgrove, a young psychotic wanna-be dirt bag who just happens to be Gus’s nephew. Rico prevented Larry from harming a teen who colliding with him accidentally in a parking lot. So, can the tired, retiring crime boss Gus convince Larry to let go of the excitement of retaliation and grow a set? Gus knows his nephew is out to kill Rico or Jean. But who does he kill instead?
Paul Elliott, who appears in the previous stories, is a razor-sharp attorney who harbors an attraction to Rico’s lifestyle. He’s even bought a blue shoulder holster like Rico uses. Paul has only recently started carrying. Our author slowly reveals the inner workings of Paul’s mind and this takes much talent to accomplish, but we see Paul changing. Ultimately, Paul helps Rico stay hidden while he heals from the near-death shooting in the parking lot. Paul can’t do enough for Rico, who previously saved his life at least twice. If Rico, a loner, could trust anyone to cover him, it would be Paul. Paul would have an opportunity to prove himself. But would he jeopardize his accomplished law career to protect a hit-man? There are plenty of tight situations, especially as a crazed Larry brings his incredible schemes to life.
This story continues the series with nail-biting action without let up. If you like fast-paced thrillers, read Duncan’s books. They leave me breathless.
James Amps-5.0 out of 5 Stars: One of the best crime books I have read. Great job on pulling these characters together. Anyone that wants to be in suspense and not put this book down needs to read this One of the best crime books on the market. Great read. Could not put it down once I started. Great job.
Eva Duncan-5.0 out of 5 Stars: Satisfied Customer.
JennlyT-5.0 out of 5 Stars: A debt repaid; a friendship made. Full disclosure, I was provided with a copy of this book by the author or their representative, however, I have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.
Chicago enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders just wants to listen to the ball game in peace, but when he gets called to drive his girlfriend and her geriatric friend home from the supermarket his peaceful afternoon turns into a shootout in the parking lot and a stay at the hospital. With a bum leg and the brother of one of his victims hot on his trail with revenge on his mind, Rico finds himself in an all too familiar situation. But he is not one to hide from his enemies, and it is only due to Jean’s quick thinking that Rico agrees to lay low for a few days at a cabin of a “mutual friend”. Rico’s convalescence, however, is short-lived when the bad guys start to play dirty. Against his better judgment, Rico forms an alliance with an unlikely partner to put an end to their games. But will this uncanny pairing be the start of a beautiful friendship or the beginning of the end for more than just Rico and Jean?
Rico Stays is the final book in the Pigeon Blood Red trilogy by author Ed Duncan. Set sometime after the close of The Last Straw, Rico, Jean, Paul, and Evelyn have returned to what passes for their normal everyday lives. Little do they know that their paths will cross one more time but with the tables turned in an incredibly unique way. As Rico and Jean try to stay below the radar and not become the target of a grieving brother, Paul steps up to the plate as an unlikely benefactor. Hiding Rico and Jean at his cabin in the woods is brilliant, but not without consequences as Paul finds himself defending his actions to more than just a flabbergasted Evelyn. In this final installment, the action is fast-paced, the tension is high and the ending, for me at least, was oh so satisfying.
After initially not being a fan of Pigeon Blood Red, I stuck with the series and I was rewarded with witnessing the beginnings of what I hope in Rico’s world will be a lifelong friendship between the four main characters who started not just as “enemies” but as a target, then evolved into a debt to be repaid and an eventual partnership. This concept itself is so foreign that it is endearing. Watching Jean and Evelyn warm up to each other was heartwarming and proves that no matter what your race, profession, upbringing, or social status that friendship can be achieved if an effort is made. While this marks the end of the trilogy, I cannot help but long for a one-off short here and there to check in with Rico and the gang to see how they’re doing. I cannot help but be curious to see how their budding friendship is cultivated and developed. Also, I would be lying if I did not say that I am curious to see if the influences on the other couples are for the better, the worse, or maybe a little of both. Honestly, I am hoping for a little bit of both!
Product Details: Pigeon Blood Red Trilogy Book Three Paperback: 189 Pages Print Publisher: Independently Published (May 6, 2020) E-Book Publisher: Terminal Velocity – A Next Chapter Imprint; 2nd Edition (May 5, 2020) Karen Crombie (Editor) Language: English Global Library: Pigeon Blood Red Thriller Trilogy by Ed Duncan Global Library: Thrillers (Black & African American Mystery) Global Library: Thrillers (Organized Crime) Global Library: Thrillers (Heist) Global Library: Thrillers (Suspense)
New Release In ‘Little Miss HISTORY Travels’ Series The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Volumes 4-13 Are Intended or Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6).
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Battleship IOWA: Volume 13 by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF A BRAG MEDALLION
FINALIST BOOK OF THE YEAR JUVENILE, YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
Why was the USS Iowa such a powerful fighting force? What would it be like to live and work on “The Grey Ghost”? How did the ship’s weapons evolve throughout its history? What was FDR’s secret mission, and what near-miss almost changed the course of history? What other disaster took place on board, and who was the ship’s mascot? Join Little Miss HISTORY as she takes you aboard The Battleship USS IOWA for some answers.
Review by Carole P. Roman, award-winning children’s book author. “Mojica knows kids and how to write to them. She introduces complex ideas and makes them palpable for young minds. This is a great way to introduce a child to the assorted players that helped shape this country.”
Review by READERS FAVORITE, 5 stars. “If you like naval history, this book is for you.”… “The photographic tour of the ship allows young readers to imagine what life was like aboard the Iowa. Even adults who enjoy history will enjoy this book as they read it with their children.”
From The Author: “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
From The Back Cover: Why was the USS Iowa such a powerful fighting force? What would it be like to live and work on “The Grey Ghost”? How did the ship’s weapons evolve throughout its history? What was FDR’s secret mission, and what near-miss almost changed the course of history? What other disaster took place on board? Who was the ship’s mascot?
Product Details: Hardcover: 46 Pages Publisher: Eugenus Studios, LLC (May 30, 2021) Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Introduction: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY is a trilogy book that consists of all three New York City titles, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. This edition mainly for teachers who were teaching New York History and requested all three of my books.
The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY, Volume I (Volume 1) by Barbara Ann Mojica.
Wouldn’t you like to get three award-winning books for the price of two?
Little Miss HISTORY has packed three NYC historical adventures into one exciting book!
This book is perfect for teachers, home-school parents, and history lovers.
Visit the STATUE OF LIBERTY the symbol of hope and promise for the immigrants who passed it on their way to fulfilling their dreams.
Walk through the Great Hall at ELLIS ISLAND as immigrants apprehensively waited in long lines to determine whether they had passed inspection.
Tour the USS Intrepid to explore one ship’s amazing history during WW II, the Vietnam War, the space age, and the war on terrorism.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Who designed, built and contributed to the Statue of Liberty.
The composition of the and what she symbolizes.
The role France played in the Statue’s history.
The history of Ellis Island and its designer.
About the immigrants and where they came from.
What kinds of inspections and questions did they need to answer?
What happened to the immigrants who failed inspection?
The people who worked at Ellis Island.
What you can see in the Museum?
What part did the USS Intrepid play in World War II?
How did the ship contribute during the Vietnam War?
What happened during the Cold War?
What role did she play after 911?
What it was like to live and work on the ship?
What you find on the flight deck.
Hands-on activities in the Exploreum.
What is parked right next door and so much more. Why not start reading right now?
Five Star Review From Mamta Madhavan-Readers Favorite: The illustrations are well executed to make the concept and the information clear to children. It is a good book to have in school libraries as it can be used as reference material. The book definitely has made me more curious and eager to read more books from this author.”
Review From Amazon Reviewer: The storytelling is clear, the illustrations are attractive and appealing, and the approach of having Little Miss History as both tour guide and (sometimes humorous) participant helps make the story accessible.
Review From Amazon Reviewer: The author certainly has a passion for teaching children history. This three-volume set is certain to entertain curious and knowledge-thirsty young minds.
Review From Amazon Reviewer: The illustrations are really breathtaking and a lust for the eye. I think this book is a MUST for every school kid.
From The Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY, Volume 1-Trilogy Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6) Paperback: 116 Pages Publisher: Eugenus STUDIOS, LLC (April 22, 2017) Language: English Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Book Trailer 1: Features First 8 books. Trilogy Book and Coloring Book.
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE by Barbara Ann Mojica
“Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore” is the first in a series of books using the Little Miss History character as a guide.
She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big.
The aim of these books is to whet your child’s appetite for visiting these landmarks while having fun learning history.
Review by P.J. LaRue: Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore is an educational and fun way to introduce children to history. Ms. Mojica is a historian and retired educator, and her love of history is conveyed effortlessly throughout the book. She brings life to the presidents memorialized in stone at Mount Rushmore, along with other related characters. The illustrations are well-drawn and match perfectly with the story being told.
Review by Sarah Mazor: In “Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Mount Rushmore” author Barbara Ann Mojica overcomes the obstacle by `enlisting’ the services of an intriguing character to teach children about America’s past. The adventurous Little Miss History delivers a history lesson permeated with fascinating details, which, along with the great illustrations, will no doubt appeal to young readers and captivate their imagination.
Review by Kristie Ingerto for Readers Favorite: “This is an excellent and unique way to teach children about history and historical places. There is so much information included in this book, but it is shared in a way that is easy to read and understand, and not be overwhelming for children.”
Review by Richard & Liz, Top 100 Reviewer: Reading more like a picture book with a short paragraph on each page along with a full illustration, this book is GREAT for younger kids who want/need the basic facts but do not want to have to read a lengthier chapter book.
Review by Carole P. Roman, Children’s Book Author: “Mojica doesn’t shy from controversy regarding the bitter dispute between the United States government and the Native Americans over the land. This opens the door to discussions on how to solve the issue a appreciate the many cultures sharing American history.”
Review by Books that Sow Character, Diversity & Strength: “If you are looking for supplemental history materials to help you explain lessons in a fun, accurate way, this is the book for you. Take a closer look at this book yourself, and share it with all the educators in your circle.”
Review by Mother, Daughter Book Reviews: “Barbara Ann Mojica has created an impressive new series which merges a friendly leading character, eye-catching imagery, and plenty of fun facts about the history of important people and places.”
Review by Kitty Muse Book Reviews: “This is a series not to be missed. History teachers will love its entertainment value, and the important facts it conveys. Kids will love it for the fun and colorful illustrations. Overall, a win-win for everyone”.
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
From the Back Cover: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE is the first in a series of books using the Little Miss HISTORY character as a guide. She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big. With her as your child’s guide, learning about people and places of historical importance will be fun and educational. The aim of these books is to whet your child’s appetite to learn more about history and perhaps even visit these landmarks with you. Little Miss HISTORY presents information in a whimsical and factual way while amusing your child. I hope you will invite her into your home and enjoy this first adventure, and those to follow, with your loved ones.
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Mount Rushmore (Volume 1 of Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 34 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (August 26, 2013) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Statue of LIBERTY -1st Edition by Barbara Ann Mojica
Since her last trip to Mount Rushmore, Little Miss HISTORY has journeyed more than 1700 miles over land, sea and air to reach her second destination, The Statue of Liberty. This national treasure stands proudly in New York Harbor welcoming all people to the land of freedom and opportunity.
In this 1st Edition of the series, Little Miss HISTORY will help you discover who thought of the statue in the first place, the values she symbolizes, the architects and engineers who built Lady Liberty, and the little-known individuals who contributed their pennies to make her debut in New York’s harbor possible. You will learn about why she remains a promise and symbol of the hopes and aspirations of many people around the world and not just to immigrants coming to America. Come now and follow Little Miss HISTORY as she enlightens you about The Statue of Liberty!
Review by Paula Hrbacek – Pensacola Examiner – Sept. 4, 2013: A new series of children’s books teaches young learners about the history of famous US landmarks. “Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore”, was the first in the series of books using the Little Miss History character as a guide. It won a B.R.A.G. Medallion. The author, Barbara Ann Mojica, has just released the second title about the Statue of Liberty. For full review see examiner.com/article/little-miss-history-books-take-children-to-famous-us-land.
Review by Michelle Robertson for Readers’ Favorite: Little Miss History is a young girl who travels far and wide. The author skillfully informs readers of the history of the Statue of Liberty by stating facts that include where the statue came from, who designed it, who built it, and also who funded it, and what she represents. The author’s partnered illustrator Victor Ramon proved brilliant as he portrays vivid, bright, and eye-popping illustrations, allowing readers to gain a full vision of what they are reading.
Review by Renee@Mother-Daughter Book Reviews: Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is an excellent non-fiction picture book that is very kid-friendly, has high educational value, and is visually interesting. I can see this book being used by teachers or school librarians in educational settings across the United States. Ages 4+
Review by Kitty Muse Book Reviews: The only good descriptive I can come up with for this book is “amazing”. And I don’t mean the over-used meaning of the word. I was totally blown away by what I didn’t know about the Statue of Liberty. This story is not just for kids. The one who reads the book and the one who hears the narrative will both benefit from the telling.
Review by Bonnie Ferrante, Retired Teacher, Author of “Too Quiet, Too Noisy” and “The Amida Tree”: Little Miss History Travels to the Statue of Liberty is another hit for Barbara Ann Mojica. Her illustrations are true gems. Children aged seven and up, and adults as well, will learn from and enjoy this book. Highly recommended.
From the Author: “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
From the Back Cover: Since her last trip to Mount Rushmore, Little Miss HISTORY has journeyed more than 1700 miles over land, sea, and air to reach her second destination, the Statue of Liberty. This national treasure stands proudly in New York Harbor welcoming all people to the land of freedom and opportunity. In this second book of the series, Little Miss HISTORY helps you discover who thought of the Statue of Liberty in the first place, the values she symbolizes, the architects and engineers who built Lady Liberty, and the little-known individuals who contributed their pennies to make her debut in New York’s harbor possible. You will learn about why she remains a promise and symbol of the hopes and aspirations of many people around the world and not just to immigrants coming to America.
Come now and follow Little Miss HISTORY as she enlightens you about the Statue of Liberty.
About the Author: Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner “Passages.” Using the whimsical Little Miss HISTORY character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss HISTORY’S antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers’ Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To The STATUE of LIBERTY (Volume 2 In The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 38 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (August 19, 2013) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK by Mrs. Barbara Ann Mojica
2017 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
2017 READER’S FAVORITE FINALIST AWARD
JUVENILE/NONFICTION2014 HONORABLE MENTION
CLIPPA AWARD WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
In Book Three of the series, Little Miss HISTORY is flying across the North American continent to the recesses of Sequoia National Park, where she skydives into “land of the living giants.” Through breathtaking illustrations, adventurers will traverse its trails and immerse themselves in the awesome beauty and magnificence of Sequoia National Park. Readers will also discover the hidden dangers lurking there.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN…Things to do in this park· The differences between redwood and sequoia trees· Famous places in the park· What can be made from these trees· How many animals live in the park· What kind of animals are found here· Who is the Father of National Parks· What president built a stairway to Moro Rock· What “living memorial” to veterans is here· What is the big problem in Sequoia National Park· Is there a solution to this problem.
Review by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite: The author has covered diverse topics associated with the Sequoia National Park – the history that dates back to the Native Americans, trees, the Gold Rush, the different species of wild animals found there, air pollution, and the creation of the National Park. The book makes history lessons interesting for students and makes them more curious to learn about history and National Parks. The book is highly useful for teachers, parents, and educators to use in classrooms and homes.
Review by Charles Bray, UK Educator: “From the wonderful, rhyming introduction, through to the prelude to her next book, the young reader is treated to a veritable treasure trove of facts that are gleaned from an exciting visit to the Sequoia National Park. I have tutored children in the UK for many years and am fully aware that it is always imperative to hold the child’s attention by providing interesting stimuli around the subject.” Barbara Ann Mojica delivers on all fronts with this great little book.
Review by Reviewed by Judith Addington, CEO of Cool Kids: “…such a fun way to learn history!! This book starts with a bang … and is packed full of historical facts about Sequoia National Park told in a way that will entice children to become curious about finding out more. I know I am!”
Review by Werner Stejskal, Children’s Book Author: “What can I say that has not been said before? Marvelous illustrations and a neat way to keep learning interesting for kids. Who has not been bored by school lessons? This book series will hold the children’s interest and surely visual learning stays with you much longer.”
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
From the Back Cover: WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: ” I love Barbara’s books- they are treasures to be unwrapped and gifts to be opened and read for kids and adults alike! by Judith
“If you are looking for supplementary history materials to help you explain lessons in a fun, accurate way, this is the book for you.” by Books That Sow Strength, Character & Diversity
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (Volume 3 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 42 Pages-Large Print Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Illustrated edition (March 16, 2014) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD’s THEATER by Barbara Ann Mojica
A single shot rings out; laughter turns to tears. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, and history is changed forever. The theater is closed and later collapses. Is Ford’s Theater forever cursed or will it rise again to greater glory?
Winner of the 2015 Independent Author Network Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Children’s Book.
Review by Renee, Mother-Daughter Book Reviews: “Little Miss History Travels to Ford’s Theatre is yet another winner by author Barbara Ann Mojica…This book is a great jumping off point for larger discussions around a key time in American History. “
Review by Charla White, Words-A -Plenty: “The writing is done in an engaging manner and holds the child’s attention. I shared this book with my 13-year-old grandson who is an aficionado for all things Lincoln, and he discovered things he was not aware of either. An excellent children’s book that parents will enjoy reading with their children!”
WHAT AMAZON READERS ARE SAYING:
“This book could help hook young children into a lifelong love of reading.”-Amazon Reviewer
“This is a wonderful educational book for children of any age to become familiar with the people and historical events that helped shape our great nation.” Amazon Reviewer
“These books teach history in a fun and fascinating way. I learn something each time I read one. This book will be reread by your child and it also creates excitement that will want your child to visit these places to see the history in person.” Amazon Reviewer
“Turning the pages is like visiting an interactive museum and taking a journey through each milestone. Little Miss History “travels” and so do we, enjoyably so – and I am sure to the bookshelves of many fans of this delightful series.” Amazon Reviewer
“What a clever way for children to learn and grasp history! Learning historical facts in such an organized and succinct manner makes remembering facts much more fun, and easier.” Amazon Reviewer
“The book goes over more than just the infamous assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It describes the history of the theater from its inception to its current purpose. It doesn’t sugar coat history, but rather describes the theater, the assassination, and details what happened to the theater afterward. She doesn’t gloss over any of the important pieces and in fact, offers the smaller details that can get overlooked.” Amazon Reviewer
“I love the way little Miss History dramatically reacts to the events on each page, from the horror of the Civil War to the tragedy of Lincoln’s death. As much can be learned from the illustrations as from the actual text.” Amazon Reviewer
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To FORD’S THEATER (Volume 4 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 32 Pages Publisher: Eugenus STUDIOS (October 22, 2014) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museumby Barbara Ann Mojica
“With colorful images and full-color photographs, Mojica explores what you can discover about the famous Intrepid. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about United States history, naval history and more. The simplicity of how Barbara Ann Mojica shares the information makes it easy to go back and pick out different pieces to research further. This is not a book to read through quickly and stick on a shelf. Even more exciting is the realization that Little Miss HISTORY is a series, so there are other books to explore.” Reviewed by Janelle Alex, Ph.D. for Readers’ Favorite
“Lovely book, great illustrations and a terrific way to cover some diverse history of the United States of America.” Reviewed by Carole P. Roman, Children’s Book Author
WINNER 2017 GLOBAL EBOOK GOLD MEDAL Juvenile/Young Adult NONFICTION FINALIST IN 2016 INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
Where can you explore life on a submarine, an aircraft carrier, and outer space all in one place? In Book Five of the Little Miss HISTORY series, our fearless guide swims up to The INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86in New York City.
What you can learn:
Intrepid battles in three wars.
Who were its captains?
Motto and nicknames.
Its role in the Cold War.
Participation in the space program.
The African-American hero who waited 50 years for his reward.
What are kamikazes?
Daily life on the ship.
Participate in Interactive exhibits when you visit.
How the FBI used the ship to fight terrorism?
About the Growler submarine parked next door.
Review by Janelle Alex, Ph.D. for Readers’ Favorite: “With colorful images and full-color photographs, Mojica explores what you can discover about the famous Intrepid. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about United States history, naval history and more. The simplicity of how Barbara Ann Mojica shares the information makes it easy to go back and pick out different pieces to research further. This is not a book to read through quickly and stick on a shelf. Even more exciting is the realization that Little Miss HISTORY is a series, so there are other books to explore.”
Review by Carole P. Roman, Children’s Book Author: “Lovely book, great illustrations and a terrific way to cover some diverse history of the United States of America.”-
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum (Volume 5 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 48 Pages Publisher: Eugenus® STUDIOS; 1st edition (March 28, 2015) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
2018 FINALIST IN THE TOP SHELF BOOK AWARDS IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
What is Ellis Island and why is it so important to our history?
Find out about the history of the island and who designed the immigration building. Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants as they waited on long lines in the Great Hall before they answered questions, underwent medical examinations and were categorized. Meet some of the people who worked on Ellis Island and view the faces of the immigrants on the walls of the Museum. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN· Who was the first immigrant?
How many questions were asked?
How long did the medical exam take and how were immigrants marked?
What percent failed inspection and what happened to them?
How many Americans trace ancestors through Ellis Island?
Why did Ellis Island get the nickname, “Island of Tears?”
Learn about the “sad side” of the island and what happened after it was closed to immigration.
Meet some of the inspectors.
What happened on Ellis Island during World War II and the Cold War
See photographs of the immigrants and trace their pathway to America
Learn about the Cold War·
The argument the Supreme Court settled in 1998
Begin your journey now by clicking on the Buy Now button.
Review by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite: Little Miss HISTORY wants to discover all there is to know about Ellis Island, the spot where thousands of immigrants learned their fate. She invites young readers along for the ride as well as a fascinating study in American history. Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND is the sixth book in BARBARA ANN MOJICA’S series. The illustrations are wonderful and it looks like a travel diary as the illustrations carry the story while the text states historical facts and interesting tidbits.
Review by Judith Addington, Leadership catalyst, Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO – COOL CATS: Another winning book in the Little Miss History series by Barbara Ann Mojica! I love these books filled with information, fun facts about history, marvelous illustrations and some surprises along the way! I am always astonished at what I don’t know about history, and Barbara’s books make history zing.
Review by Diane Mae Robinson, Multi-award-winning children’s author:
The author has a wonderful writing style, which is concise yet reveals tons of information, and the mixture of photographs and wonderful illustrations add a truly unique feel to the book. The author has a gift for making history fun. Readers of all ages will love this book and this whole series.
Review by Kinsman Book Gang, Top of the Wardrobe, book series author: When I discover that a new Little Miss History book is out, I always know that I’m going to learn something new. I love the part illustration/part photographic style of this whole series of books and think the interesting snippets of information on each page are a great way for even the most reluctant young reader to absorb new facts.
Review by Betty Davis, Author of The Worldly Adventures of Nicholaas book series: As always Barbara does a wonderful job of making history easy to understand and gives you facts many may not know. As a history buff myself I definitely would encourage any elementary school child or adult to read this book. It’s by far a journey you won’t want to miss!
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To ELLIS ISLAND (Volume 6 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 42 Pages-Large Print Publisher: Eugenus® STUDIOS (November 17, 2015) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT VERNON by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
WINNER OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
WINNER 2018 READER’S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDAL IN CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL BOOKS
Who was George Washington? Washington is best known as America’s first president, but he was also a military hero. If you asked George Washington what he really wanted to be, he would reply, “a farmer.” Seeking to revolutionize antiquated 18th-century farming methods, Washington experimented with crop rotation, fertilizers, plowing, and plants. The Mount Vernon Ladies Association began restoring his estate to its former glory in 1853. Today the buildings, grounds and The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center reveal the real Father of the United States of America.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Who designed Mount Vernon and what was his plan called?
The roles George Washington played in America
The rooms in the Mansion House
Who gave Washington a special gift in the foyer?
The people who lived at Mount Vernon
The buildings on the grounds
Life as a slave
The president who donated bricks from the White House
See artifacts from the family in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum
Washington’s Tomb and Memorial
The Slave Memorial
George Washington’s opinion on slavery
Maybe you can’t take a trip to MOUNT VERNON right now, but you can click on the Buy Now button to begin reading.
Review by Reader’s Favorite, Vernita Taylor, Reviewer: “History improves the mind and expands our knowledge of the past.”
Review: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT VERNON (Volume 7) is a beautiful, colorful children’s book in which Little Miss HISTORY guides you on a journey back in time to George Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion and plantation. You will learn about his way of life, 18th century farming methods, and the slaves who were the backbone of the plantation. What issues troubled George Washington? Come see how the first President of the United States lived, worked, and died.
Review: “Little Miss History Travels to Mount Vernon” by Barbara Ann Mojica is a different way to learn more about history. Is interesting to know that George Washington loved life on the farm. He was in Mount Vernon where he had this plantation of so many acres that was divided into five farms, and on one of them was the mansion where he lived with his wife.
Review by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17): In “Little Miss History Travels to Mount Vernon,” you will learn and see many things, just like if you were visiting the place. The details of his bed, the library, or even the kitchen and bedrooms of the slaves. It is a fun way to learn with actual pictures of what you are reading. Until I visit the mansion, I will keep it in my memory. I loved the pictures and Little Miss History, too.
A Note from Paola’s Mom: What Paola most like about this series was the fact that she was reading about George Washington in a different way, learning other aspects of his life and observing the details in the illustrations.
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To MOUNT VERNON (Volume 7 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 46 Pages Publisher: Eugenus® STUDIOS (September 21, 2016) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
2018 TOP SHELF AWARD – FINALIST IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION 2018
READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS GRADE 4-6.
Ever wonder about life in the Ice Age? Little Miss HISTORY travels back in time to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM in her eighth adventure of the award-winning “Little Miss HISTORY Travels to” children’s book series. Springs of liquid petroleum and a great lake of pitch, filled with exploding bubbles, once dotted the landscape of modern Los Angeles.
At La Brea scientists discovered fossils of plants and animals like mammoths, sloths, and saber-tooth tigers that lived thousands of years ago. The George C. Page Museum contains a glass-enclosed laboratory nicknamed the “Fish Bowl” where visitors can see scientists at work cleaning and categorizing current fossil discoveries. Visitors will discover wonders as they meander through the Pleistocene gardens, view an Ice Age film, and gaze down into the pits – but Be careful! Watch out for those tar seeps.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
What does La Brea mean?
Where is it located?
What are tar pits made of?
How old are they?
What are fossils?
What is the Observation Pit?
What is Pit 91? The differences between carnivores and herbivores What’s in the Fish Bowl?
Scientists who worked at La Brea.
Who is George Allen Hancock?
Who is George C. Page?
What exhibits are in the museum?
What is a paleontologist?
What is a geologist?
What is the Paleolithic Age?
What kind of animals got trapped in the tar and how?
Got a minute? Begin your adventure back to The Ice Age.
5 Star Review by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Reader’s Favorite: Little Miss History Travels to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum by Barbara Ann Mojica is not just an educational book about La Brea Tar Pits and its museum, but is an adventure, the story of a little girl and her love for history. It is also a very enjoyable and entertaining story which will be successful with all children while teaching them about the history of their country and will make them feel like visiting this wonderful museum. The explanations are always easy to follow and are well explained such as: “This part of Los Angeles sits about one thousand feet above an oil field. The pressure in the rocks below pushes oil up through cracks.” The glossary at the end of the book will prove very useful to children. I wholeheartedly recommend this lovely book!
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM (Volume 8 In The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 40 Pages Publisher: Eugenus STUDIOS, LLC (November 30, 2017) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The NORTH POLE by Barbara Ann Mojica
Ever feel like you’re standing on thin ice?
Here at the northernmost point on Earth, no land lies below. Are there seasons?
Who lives here?
What does Santa look like and where does he live?
This is the ninth book in the children’s history series with Little Miss HISTORY arriving at the North Pole in a sled pulled by four huskies.
What you will learn:
Location of the North Pole.
What’s under it?
How often you see sunrise and sunset?
Animals you might find.
The first African-American explorer.
Who owns the North Pole?
What is the Arctic Circle?
What is the tundra?
What land masses are close to the North Pole?
How many countries are in the Arctic region?
Who is called Inuit and where do they live?
What does the term indigenous people mean?
Who is Thomas Nast?
What are some names for Santa Claus?
When does Santa deliver gifts?
Who is Odin?
Who is the real St. Nicholas?
Who wrote the poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
In the 1930s what did Santa advertise?
Does Santa have helpers?
Why does the North Pole have no time zone?
What are International Waters?
What countries claim the Lomonosov Ridge and why?
Review: Little Miss History Travels to the North Pole by Barbara Ann Mojica is a story that features a young girl who opens by explaining why her parents gave her the nickname “Little Miss History”; she constantly asks questions about the past. Her travels to the North Pole show her driving a sled drawn by huskies and walking with ski sticks, all on brilliant white snow. Lines of longitude, lack of a time zone, the “land” being a floating sheet of ice in the Arctic Ocean, summer and winter temperatures and sunlight times, wildlife as in birds, fish, and mammals, explorers, the countries that surround the pole, the indigenous people – it is all here, beautifully illustrated with pictures, and maps, and written in a clear font. Can you resist finding out the truth about Santa Claus?
This is a book written for children, and its appeal is undeniable. I loved the chatty style that subtly hides the “educational” aspect, but Barbara Ann Mojica sets out to teach and she succeeds. I learned a lot I didn’t know, and any child would absorb the fascinating facts so clearly and entertainingly explained, and, of course, drawn in by the promise of finding out about Santa Claus. By the time they can read and understand this enchanting book, they know he’s make-believe, isn’t he? He has many other names dug from the mists of time by Little Miss History. Little Miss History Travels to the North Pole is the perfect Christmas gift, and sure to be welcomed by schools at any time.
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To THE NORTH POLE (Volume 9 In The Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Children’s Book Series) Paperback: 38 Pages Reading level: 6-12 Years Grade Level: Kindergarten-6 Publisher: Eugenus STUDIOS, LLC (November 1, 2018) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Hyde Park, Home of FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: Presidential Library & Museum by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
2019 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALIST IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION BOOKS
Step inside the house where FDR made history!
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE LITTLE MISS HISTORY BOOK SERIES:
“Turning the pages is like visiting an interactive museum and taking a journey through each milestone. Little Miss History “travels” and so do we, enjoyably so – and I am sure to the bookshelves of many fans of this delightful series.” Amazon Reviewer
“This is a series not to be missed. History teachers will love its entertainment value, and the important facts it conveys. Kids will love it for the fun and colorful illustrations. Overall, a win-win for everyone.”- Reviewed by Kitty Muse Book Reviews
“My heart has always been here. It always will be.”
How did Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s upbringing at Hyde Park influence the role he played in guiding the country through an economic depression and World War II?
You will learn:
About the rooms and functions of the home.
FDR’s family life.
The various roles he served in government.
His hobbies and interests.
FDR’s physical struggles.
The government programs set up to ease the depression.
Dignitaries who visited.
About Eleanor’s Val-Kill cottage.
President Roosevelt was the first president to give his papers to the people. Read about the library he designed and the treasure trove of resources within.
You will learn:
About the Great Depression.
The New Deal Programs.
World War II exhibits.
About the way FDR worked and communicated with the people.
How Eleanor Roosevelt acted on FDR’s behalf.
The role of Eleanor in the United Nations.
The accomplishments of FDR’s four terms.
In FDR’s words, “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
Review by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite: “This book is a fascinating look at our most iconic president and his home, Hyde Park. I loved learning more about FDR, especially his hobbies, the stables where he spent so much time as a boy and the details about his presidential library.” “The photographs of Hyde Park are stunning! I’m planning on reading more books in this series based on the excellence of this one. This book is most highly recommended.” 5 Stars
Review by the Book Excellence Awards: Little Miss History Travels to Hyde Park is a wonderful addition to the Little Miss History Series by Barbara Ann Mojica. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is very entertaining. Mojica writes the book in both an informative and fun way that encourages children to learn more about history and to visit the landmarks shared in the stories. All the books are must reads for every child’s library!
From the Author: “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.”
The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers’ Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards
From the Back Cover: This Little Miss HISTORY adventure is a glimpse into the life of a man who led America out of an economic depression, to victory in World War II, and on the path to world leadership.
Roosevelt was the first president to give his papers to the people. The Presidential Museum at Hyde Park is a premier research center that contains exhibits from the Great Depression, the New Deal and World War II. Step inside the house where FDR made history.
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Hyde Park, Home Of FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Presidential Library & Museum (Volume 10 Of The Little Miss HISTORY Children’s Book Series) Hardcover: 52 Pages Grade Level: 3-6 Reading Level: 6-12 Years Publisher: Eugenus Studios LLC; Original ed. edition (September 8, 2019) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to TOMBSTONE ARIZONA by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION
2020 IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S JUVENILE NONFICTION
2020 PURPLE DRAGONFLY AWARD HONORABLE MENTION CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Did you ever wonder?
What it would be like to live and survive in the Wild West?
About what kind of people lived and worked in a mining town?
The machinery and tools they used?
Step back in time to become a prospector in the Goodenough Mine.
Walk the streets with cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Watch the Earp brothers attempt to restore order.
Take part in the gunfight at the OK Corral.
Ride on a stagecoach.
If you are lucky, you won’t end up in Boot Hill Cemetery.
Review by Lois J. Wickstrom for Readers’ Favorite Review: Five Stars. “From silver mines to gun battles, from general stores to gambling saloons, this book introduces the colorful beginnings of Tombstone Arizona and even explains how it got its unusual name. …You don’t need a life-or-death crime, a robbery, or other stuff from which movies are made to be worthy of investigation. In Little Miss History Travels to Tombstone Arizona by Barbara Ann Mojica, folks who start businesses in the wild west, help their country folk, and pursue law and justice make their mark.”
From the Author: “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Volume 11 Tombstone Arizona Hardcover: 48 Pages Grade Level: Kindergarten-6 Reading Level: 4-12 Years Publisher: Eugenus Studios LLC (January 6, 2020) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Book 12: Video Focusing on Constitution Day. Independence Hall and Museum of The American Revolution
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INDEPENDENCE HALL & The Museum of the American Revolution by Barbara Ann Mojica
WHY DOES INDEPENDENCE HALL NATIONAL PARK INSPIRE FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE?
YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK TO GET THE ANSWERS.
Visit the birthplace of the United States.
Learn about the history of Independence Hall.
How was the federal Constitution created?
What is the Declaration of Independence?
How did women, slaves, and workers view it?
How did the revolutionaries survive against a great world power?
Witness George Washington’s sleeping tent and military headquarters.
How did the Revolution tear apart the colonies?
What kind of nation did it create?
Find out why abolitionists, suffragettes, and freedom-loving people embraced the Liberty Bell.
What is the significance of Christ Church Burial Ground?
Review by Bjonsmom, September, 2020: “As a Philadelphia native, I’ve walked these cobblestone streets, visited the homes and shops on Elfreth’s Alley, and stood in the hallowed Halls where American Freedom and Liberty were born. Today, as all of our freedoms teeter on the edge, it is more important than ever that we impart this history to our children.”
Reviewed by Lois Wickstrom for Readers Favorite: “Little Miss History certainly picked a site where history is preserved and loved when she picked Philadelphia. The book is a brief history of the American Revolution, its architecture, and the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Come to Philadelphia and see all these sights and more.”
From the Author: “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Product Details: Little Miss HISTORY Travels To Volume 12 Independence Hall & The Museum of The American Revolution Paperback: 54 Pages Reading Level: 4-12 Years Grade Level: Kindergarten-6 Publisher: Eugenus Studios, LLC (August 27, 2020) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6)
Little Miss HISTORY COLORING BOOK (Volume 1) by Barbara Ann Mojica
Ready for some fun? Now you can color some of my adventures in this first of my coloring books. Grab those crayons, pencils or markers and put your colors on these historical people and places.
Review by Rosie Malezer for Reader’s Favorite Five Stars: “This coloring book will actively encourage young readers to follow up and learn more about some of the people who have been so instrumental in carving out the world in which we live today. Famous quotes in history, made by truly memorable historical figures, are shown throughout the book, accompanied by detailed, full-page black and white illustrations which are just ripe for the coloring…. With art and history combined, it is almost like a small classroom which will keep children busy and entertained for hours on end, in quite a productive way.”
Review by – Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, children’s book author: “Children will not only enjoy coloring the beautiful illustrations, but they’ll feel connected with famous people in history. They’ll be more informed about people from our past. I loved the book and highly recommend it.”
Review by Jessica B. Adams, children’s book author: “My girls do not usually like history, but they enjoyed coloring in this book and learning about famous people in history became interesting to them!”
Review by Amazon Reviewer: “This exquisite coloring book, illustrated by Victor Mojica, the same gifted artist whose stunning work adorns the first seven books, is challenging and inspiring.”
Product Details: Paperback: 60 Pages-Large Print Publisher: Eugenus® STUDIOS (December 29, 2016) Mr. Victor Ramon Mojica (Illustrator) Language: English Grandma’s Book Club: Reading Age: 6-12 Years Grandma’s Book Club: The Adventures of Little Miss HISTORY Grandma’s Book Club: Juvenile Nonfiction for Elementary and Middle Grade (K-6) Grandma’s Book Club: Coloring Book
About Barbara Ann Mojica: Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner “Passages.” Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History’s antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers’ Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards.
Volume 1 Mount Rushmore.
Volume 2 The Statue of Liberty.
Volume 3 Sequoia National Park.
Volume 4 Ford’s Theater.
Volume 5 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Volume 6 Ellis Island.
Volume 7 Mount Vernon.
Volume 8 La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.
Volume 9 The North Pole.
Volume 10 Hyde Park, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum.
Volume 11 Tombstone Arizona.
Volume 12 Independence Hall & The Museum of The American Revolution.
Volume 13 Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Battleship IOWA.
The Flu Is Coming (Science Traveler Series Book 1) by J. L. Greger
In The Flu Is Coming, a new type of flu — the Philippine flu –kills nearly half of the residents in an upscale, gated community near Albuquerque in less than a week. Those who survive become virtual prisoners in their homes when a quarantine is imposed.
The Centers of Disease Control recruits Sara Almquist, a resident of the community and a scientist, to apply her skills as an epidemiologist to find ways to limit the spread of the epidemic. As she pries into her neighbors’ lives, she finds promising scientific clues. Unfortunately, she also learns too much about several of them and violence ensues when several try to escape the quarantine.
Product Details: Book 1 of 9: Science Traveler Series Paperback: 224 Pages Publisher: Janet Greger (December 4, 2018) Language: English Global Library: Science Traveler Series by J. L. Greger Global Library: Medical/Science Thrillers Global Library: Mystery/Suspense Thrillers Global Library: International Mystery Crime (Fiction) Global Library: Mystery/Espionage Thrillers Global Library: Women’s Psychological Thriller (Fiction) Global Library: Women Sleuths Global Library: Women’s Action Adventure (Fiction) Global Library: Women’s Crime (Fiction)
Murder…A Way to Lose Weight: A Medical Mystery (Science Traveler Series Book 2) by J. L. Greger
Dieting is hard. So is fitting into a new job where you aren’t wanted. In Murder. A Way to Lose Weight, Dr. Linda Almquist attempts to do both as she investigates two diet doctors who are endangering the lives of their obese patients. When she finds one diet doctor dead, she and the police suspect the other diet doctor but soon learn the dead diet doctor had annoyed many. While Linda fears for her job, the police fear for her life. This insider’s view of a medical school will also help you to understand the value of clinical trials and to learn about new research linking obesity and gut bacteria. This m