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Cathy Helms

Cathy Helms - Designer

Troutman, North Carolina

I am a graphic designer who specializes in book cover design, a Photoshop addict who reads and drinks coffee in her spare time.

Overview

I am a graphic designer who specializes in book cover design and book trailer production. I am a Photoshop addict who reads and drinks coffee in her spare time. I'd love to create something magical with you!

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Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller

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  • Advertising and Graphic Design

Awards

  • RONE 2014 Book Cover Design

Work experience

Book Cover Designer

Avalon Graphics LLC

January, 2009 – Present (almost 8 years)

book cover layout, design, typography, book trailer video production, marketing materials, bookmarks, posters, audiobook covers, ebooks, web design

Portfolio (52 selected works)

Illegally Dead (Marcus Corvinus Book 12)

David Wishart

When small-town provincial lawyer Lucius Hostilius is found dead, his doctor's son, the boyfriend of Corvinus's adopted daughter Marilla, suspects foul play. Brought in unofficially from Rome to look into things, Corvinus finds that not everyone agrees. Until, that is, the first death is followed by a second... The twelfth book in the Marcus Corvinus series.

When small-town provincial lawyer Lucius Hostilius is found dead, his doctor's son, the boyfriend of Corvinus's adopted daughter Marilla, suspects foul play. Brought in unofficially from Rome to look into things, Corvinus finds that not everyone agrees. Until, that is, the first death is followed by a second... The twelfth book in the Marcus Corvinus series.

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution

J.M. Erickson

HOW CIVILIZATION ENDS… With Future Prometheus: Emergence and Evolution, award-winning author J.M. Erickson presents the compelling debut of a science fiction series that explores the edge of the familiar and the unknown terrain of possibility. This is a world where the science we know today has warped into masterful and terrifying ways of manipulating and controlling humanity. You will hide wi... read more

HOW CIVILIZATION ENDS… With Future Prometheus: Emergence and Evolution, award-winning author J.M. Erickson presents the compelling debut of a science fiction series that explores the edge of the familiar and the unknown terrain of possibility. This is a world where the science we know today has warped into masterful and terrifying ways of manipulating and controlling humanity. You will hide wi... read more

Falcon: Birds of Flight - Book Four

J.M. Erickson

Falcon is the fourth installation of the action/adventure series Birds of Flight. In the previous book, Eagle, Alexander J. Burns was captured by Eric Daniels' men to be brought back alive for interrogation. Finally, the truth will be revealed and most of the loose ends will be tied. Years after Burns, Falcon 5, destroyed the Foreign Intelligent Agency, he sits in the back seat of a car in a d... read more

Falcon is the fourth installation of the action/adventure series Birds of Flight. In the previous book, Eagle, Alexander J. Burns was captured by Eric Daniels' men to be brought back alive for interrogation. Finally, the truth will be revealed and most of the loose ends will be tied. Years after Burns, Falcon 5, destroyed the Foreign Intelligent Agency, he sits in the back seat of a car in a d... read more

Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution

Chris Longmuir

Serial killers, private eyes, cops, and bodies inhabit this guide to crime fiction in the electronic age, where reading habits are undergoing change with the growing use of e-books and e-readers. The focus is on e-books and the independent authors, known as indies, who write them, and the aim is to introduce indie crime fiction to discerning e-book readers. This guide considers murder and myst... read more

Serial killers, private eyes, cops, and bodies inhabit this guide to crime fiction in the electronic age, where reading habits are undergoing change with the growing use of e-books and e-readers. The focus is on e-books and the independent authors, known as indies, who write them, and the aim is to introduce indie crime fiction to discerning e-book readers. This guide considers murder and myst... read more

Killer's Cross (The DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries Book 3)

Wendy H. Jones

Bodies with crosses carved on their chests! All left outside Dundee Churches! All members of the religious community! DI Shona McKenzie has to find the common factor linking the deaths, and catch the killer before he strikes again. Is her latest case as simple as it seems?

Bodies with crosses carved on their chests! All left outside Dundee Churches! All members of the religious community! DI Shona McKenzie has to find the common factor linking the deaths, and catch the killer before he strikes again. Is her latest case as simple as it seems?

Rogue Event

J.M. Erickson

A century from now, Earth is united into one global organization under the governing body called Central Corporate Command & Mainframe Control. People on the surface are primarily urban dwellers in great cities focused on various business operations that keep the world economy going. The surface citizens are organized in ranks based on their levels of productivity, expertise, and efficiency. T... read more

A century from now, Earth is united into one global organization under the governing body called Central Corporate Command & Mainframe Control. People on the surface are primarily urban dwellers in great cities focused on various business operations that keep the world economy going. The surface citizens are organized in ranks based on their levels of productivity, expertise, and efficiency. T... read more

Intelligent Design: Revelations to Apocalypse

J. M. Erickson

Finally...two science fiction novellas together in one book... Intelligent Design: Revelations is a science fiction novella published in July 2014 by AIA Publishing that won silver at the Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year. Revelations starts sixty five million years ago revealing new worlds, great technologies and the efforts of superior beings trying to save several species of h... read more

Finally...two science fiction novellas together in one book... Intelligent Design: Revelations is a science fiction novella published in July 2014 by AIA Publishing that won silver at the Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year. Revelations starts sixty five million years ago revealing new worlds, great technologies and the efforts of superior beings trying to save several species of h... read more

Intelligent Design II: Apocalypse

J.M. Erickson

In keeping with the short, classic science fiction genre of alien worlds, spaceships, exploding planets, and larger-than-life heroes, heroines, and aliens, Intelligent Design II: Apocalypse picks up a few short years after the events laid out in the well-received, award-winning Intelligent Design: Revelations. Former MIT doctoral candidate Andrea Perez is now part of the engineer-warrior caste... read more

In keeping with the short, classic science fiction genre of alien worlds, spaceships, exploding planets, and larger-than-life heroes, heroines, and aliens, Intelligent Design II: Apocalypse picks up a few short years after the events laid out in the well-received, award-winning Intelligent Design: Revelations. Former MIT doctoral candidate Andrea Perez is now part of the engineer-warrior caste... read more

Future Prometheus: The Series

J.M. Erickson

In the tradition of dystopian science-fiction, Future Prometheus - The Series compiles five novellas into on full-length epic of a world where the science we know today has warped into masterful and terrifying ways. Emergence begins with a mysterious pandemic that diminishes men's ability to think rationally making them terrifying killers. With women seizing power, a desperate pair of plans ar... read more

In the tradition of dystopian science-fiction, Future Prometheus - The Series compiles five novellas into on full-length epic of a world where the science we know today has warped into masterful and terrifying ways. Emergence begins with a mysterious pandemic that diminishes men's ability to think rationally making them terrifying killers. With women seizing power, a desperate pair of plans ar... read more

The Prince: Lucifer's Origins

J.M. Erickson

Prince Victor Venture IX is a twelve year old prince who has successfully avoided his call to serve, and has remained unnoticed on the university planet Pax where he studies old manuscripts and documents called “books” of ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, his luck has run out. His brother, Prince Jason of the Sagittarius Sector has made room in his court for the young prince, and the Royal... read more

Prince Victor Venture IX is a twelve year old prince who has successfully avoided his call to serve, and has remained unnoticed on the university planet Pax where he studies old manuscripts and documents called “books” of ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, his luck has run out. His brother, Prince Jason of the Sagittarius Sector has made room in his court for the young prince, and the Royal... read more

Material Evidence: A Cairnburgh Mystery

Bill Kirton

“Bill Kirton has put together a fine debut with intense plotting, strong characters and just the right touch of acid in the dialogue . . . a structure and depth that is rare in a first book make this a cracking page-turner. The denouement, when it comes, will shake you.”—The Press and Journal (Scotland)Detective Chief Inspector Carston, newly arrived in the town of Cairnburgh, near Aberdeen, S... read more

“Bill Kirton has put together a fine debut with intense plotting, strong characters and just the right touch of acid in the dialogue . . . a structure and depth that is rare in a first book make this a cracking page-turner. The denouement, when it comes, will shake you.”—The Press and Journal (Scotland)Detective Chief Inspector Carston, newly arrived in the town of Cairnburgh, near Aberdeen, S... read more

Fall Irmgard: Operation Irmgard

Rand Charles

Occupied Paris: April 1941 Desperate to return home from France on the eve of Hitler’s anticipated declaration of war, American Addie Bridges realizes her future is anything but certain when she witnesses the brutal murder of German businessman and sweet old raconteur Konni Ritter. Addie is ordered to remain in Paris as a material witness to the murder, threat of war or no. The fragile balance... read more

Occupied Paris: April 1941 Desperate to return home from France on the eve of Hitler’s anticipated declaration of war, American Addie Bridges realizes her future is anything but certain when she witnesses the brutal murder of German businessman and sweet old raconteur Konni Ritter. Addie is ordered to remain in Paris as a material witness to the murder, threat of war or no. The fragile balance... read more

Summer Moved On

Jo Lambert

After a long-buried secret tears her family apart, Jess Hayden moves to the South Devon village of Lynbrook to live with her uncle. Rufus owns the village pub, The Black Bull, and having visited before, Jess knows the villagers well…especially one of them. Talún Hansen has a reputation, making him the kind of man no decent girl should get involved with. Jess, however, has been under his spell ... read more

After a long-buried secret tears her family apart, Jess Hayden moves to the South Devon village of Lynbrook to live with her uncle. Rufus owns the village pub, The Black Bull, and having visited before, Jess knows the villagers well…especially one of them. Talún Hansen has a reputation, making him the kind of man no decent girl should get involved with. Jess, however, has been under his spell ... read more

Hourglass Institute Series (3 Book Series)

Richard Denning

From Book 1: Experiencing disturbing episodes of déjà-vu, eleven year old Tom believes he is going mad. Then, he meets the adventurer Septimus Mason, who shows him that he is a “Walker” – someone who can transport himself to other times and places. Septimus explains that these abilities could be removed leaving him, once more, an ordinary schoolboy. Given the hurt these talents have caused, th... read more

From Book 1: Experiencing disturbing episodes of déjà-vu, eleven year old Tom believes he is going mad. Then, he meets the adventurer Septimus Mason, who shows him that he is a “Walker” – someone who can transport himself to other times and places. Septimus explains that these abilities could be removed leaving him, once more, an ordinary schoolboy. Given the hurt these talents have caused, th... read more

The Kingmaking (Pendragon's Banner Trilogy)

Helen Hollick

Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy 450 AD. Britain is in chaos. Morgause wants power for herself, and resents the indifference of her lover, Uthr. Uthr lost his kingdom to his enemy but now he is back with a boy, Arthur, at his side. His intention? To defeat the usurper, Vortigern. Vortigern rules with tyranny and oppression, bending those he defeats to his own will - among them, the L... read more

Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy 450 AD. Britain is in chaos. Morgause wants power for herself, and resents the indifference of her lover, Uthr. Uthr lost his kingdom to his enemy but now he is back with a boy, Arthur, at his side. His intention? To defeat the usurper, Vortigern. Vortigern rules with tyranny and oppression, bending those he defeats to his own will - among them, the L... read more

Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Box Set (The Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mysteries)

Susan Russo Anderson

Three Mysteries in One This Box Set includes the first three Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mysteries—Too Quiet in Brooklyn, Missing Brandy, and Whiskey’s Gone

Three Mysteries in One This Box Set includes the first three Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mysteries—Too Quiet in Brooklyn, Missing Brandy, and Whiskey’s Gone

The Brooklyn Drop (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 4)

Susan Russo Anderson

In the middle of a wintry night, private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons finds Lorraine’s friend, Phyllida Oxley, slumped over her dining room table, the victim of memory-impairing date rape drugs. When her condition goes from poor to comatose, her distraught fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Kat Oxley disappears. Meanwhile, Fina’s agency is busy surveilling a massage parlor in Bensonhurst suspect... read more

In the middle of a wintry night, private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons finds Lorraine’s friend, Phyllida Oxley, slumped over her dining room table, the victim of memory-impairing date rape drugs. When her condition goes from poor to comatose, her distraught fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Kat Oxley disappears. Meanwhile, Fina’s agency is busy surveilling a massage parlor in Bensonhurst suspect... read more

Too Quiet In Brooklyn (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 1)

Susan Russo Anderson

A Murder, A Kidnapping, & One Woman Who Never Gives Up . . . Abandoned by her father and mourning the sudden loss of her mother, Fina Fitzgibbons ekes out a living by establishing a cleaning service in Brooklyn called Lucy's. But when she finds a body on a busy sidewalk in the heart of the Heights, she dusts off her PI license and begins searching for the killer, only to discover that the stra... read more

A Murder, A Kidnapping, & One Woman Who Never Gives Up . . . Abandoned by her father and mourning the sudden loss of her mother, Fina Fitzgibbons ekes out a living by establishing a cleaning service in Brooklyn called Lucy's. But when she finds a body on a busy sidewalk in the heart of the Heights, she dusts off her PI license and begins searching for the killer, only to discover that the stra... read more

Flight of the Black Swan (Birds of Flight Book 5)

J. M. Erickson

Flight of the Black Swan is an action/adventure novella from the Birds of Flight series. Departing from the full novel format, this novella takes off right where Falcon left off with action and unresolved questions. Based on the series' rich storyline, complex plot, and layered characters, this novella assumes that the reader has read the four prior books - Albatross, Raven, Eagle and Falcon. ... read more

Flight of the Black Swan is an action/adventure novella from the Birds of Flight series. Departing from the full novel format, this novella takes off right where Falcon left off with action and unresolved questions. Based on the series' rich storyline, complex plot, and layered characters, this novella assumes that the reader has read the four prior books - Albatross, Raven, Eagle and Falcon. ... read more

The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour: A Novel of Waterloo

David Ebsworth

On the bloody fields of Waterloo, a battle-weary canteen mistress of Bonaparte’s Imperial Guard battalions must fight to free her daughter from all the perils that war will hurl against them – before this last campaign can kill them both. "Superb! David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life. His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling.” – Andrew W. ... read more

On the bloody fields of Waterloo, a battle-weary canteen mistress of Bonaparte’s Imperial Guard battalions must fight to free her daughter from all the perils that war will hurl against them – before this last campaign can kill them both. "Superb! David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life. His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling.” – Andrew W. ... read more

The Ultimate Gift: Embracing the Joy of Eternal Love

William C. Hammond

The death of a loved one shatters the lives of those left behind. In our grief and despair, we pray to everything holy that this is not the end. We need desperately to believe that our loved ones have not left us and that we will see them again. Despite what common sense might dictate, we pray for the peace, comfort, and serenity--and yes, the joy--that can come only from knowing that death is... read more

The death of a loved one shatters the lives of those left behind. In our grief and despair, we pray to everything holy that this is not the end. We need desperately to believe that our loved ones have not left us and that we will see them again. Despite what common sense might dictate, we pray for the peace, comfort, and serenity--and yes, the joy--that can come only from knowing that death is... read more

Killer's Countdown (DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries Book 1)

Wendy H. Jones

First Book in the DI Shona McKenzie Series Dead Women A Ruthless Killer A Detective with something to prove Newly promoted DI Shona McKenzie struggles to cope with her new job, the respect of her colleagues, and the need to solve the hardest case of her life. Will she succeed?

First Book in the DI Shona McKenzie Series Dead Women A Ruthless Killer A Detective with something to prove Newly promoted DI Shona McKenzie struggles to cope with her new job, the respect of her colleagues, and the need to solve the hardest case of her life. Will she succeed?

Missing Believed Dead: Dundee Crime Series (Volume 3)

Chris Longmuir

Missing children! Internet predators! Dead bodies! She crossed his arms over his chest, and placed the jade beads in his eyes. ‘To remind you of me,’ she said. Jade was 13 when she disappeared, five years ago, and DS Bill Murphy suspects someone from her family is responsible for recent Dundee murders. But is it her mother, Diane, who now suffers from OCD? Or Emma, her twin sister, who was cat... read more

Missing children! Internet predators! Dead bodies! She crossed his arms over his chest, and placed the jade beads in his eyes. ‘To remind you of me,’ she said. Jade was 13 when she disappeared, five years ago, and DS Bill Murphy suspects someone from her family is responsible for recent Dundee murders. But is it her mother, Diane, who now suffers from OCD? Or Emma, her twin sister, who was cat... read more

Scattered Links

Michelle Weidenbenner

FIRST-PLACE WINNER in the KINDLE BOOK PROMOS GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BRONZE Medal winner in Dan Poytner's Global eBook Awards CAPTIVATING! SCATTERED LINKS takes you down the street of nearly any Eastern European town, arm-in-arm with the orphaned. Michelle has captured the beauty and horror millions of children live everyday. The attention to detail... read more

FIRST-PLACE WINNER in the KINDLE BOOK PROMOS GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BRONZE Medal winner in Dan Poytner's Global eBook Awards CAPTIVATING! SCATTERED LINKS takes you down the street of nearly any Eastern European town, arm-in-arm with the orphaned. Michelle has captured the beauty and horror millions of children live everyday. The attention to detail... read more

Dark Horse (Prequel to Chequered Justice)

John Bartlett

Told with passion, humour and energy, Dark Horse by John Bartlett is the prequel to the Number 1 eBook bestseller Chequered Justice – a fiction based purely on personal experience! Told with passion, humour and energy, Dark Horse by John Bartlett is the prequel to Number 1 Kindle Bestseller Chequered Justice – a fiction based purely on personal experience! In the spring of 1962 two life changi... read more

Told with passion, humour and energy, Dark Horse by John Bartlett is the prequel to the Number 1 eBook bestseller Chequered Justice – a fiction based purely on personal experience! Told with passion, humour and energy, Dark Horse by John Bartlett is the prequel to Number 1 Kindle Bestseller Chequered Justice – a fiction based purely on personal experience! In the spring of 1962 two life changi... read more

Missing Brandy (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 2)

Susan Russo Anderson

A Murder, A Missing Teen, and One Woman Who Never Gives Up . . . When thirteen-year-old Brandy Liam vanishes, her mother hires private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons to find her daughter. But Fina soon learns she's dealing with a hit man who wields a deadly needle. He's killed the innocent before, and he won't hesitate to kill again. Despite mortal peril, Fina plunges into a relentless search f... read more

A Murder, A Missing Teen, and One Woman Who Never Gives Up . . . When thirteen-year-old Brandy Liam vanishes, her mother hires private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons to find her daughter. But Fina soon learns she's dealing with a hit man who wields a deadly needle. He's killed the innocent before, and he won't hesitate to kill again. Despite mortal peril, Fina plunges into a relentless search f... read more

The Heart That Hides (Regency Spies Book 2)

April Munday

In the spring of 1812 Regency spy Edmund Finch returns to London after a failed mission on the Continent. Physical and mental exhaustion keep him away for society for some time, but when he returns to it he is introduced to a beautiful woman who steals his heart. Is she, however, a fit woman to be the mother of his young son? And what of Sophia, a young woman whose intelligence delights him, b... read more

In the spring of 1812 Regency spy Edmund Finch returns to London after a failed mission on the Continent. Physical and mental exhaustion keep him away for society for some time, but when he returns to it he is introduced to a beautiful woman who steals his heart. Is she, however, a fit woman to be the mother of his young son? And what of Sophia, a young woman whose intelligence delights him, b... read more

The Horse Coin

David Wishart

Britain, AD 61, eighteen years since the Roman conquest. The scars are still fresh. The conquered British tribes, forced to come to terms with their new masters, are unhappy and unsettled, while for some of the Roman colonists such as the retired Spanish cavalry commander Julius Aper and his young son Marcus Severinus, who have a foot in both worlds, the situation is not all that much differen... read more

Britain, AD 61, eighteen years since the Roman conquest. The scars are still fresh. The conquered British tribes, forced to come to terms with their new masters, are unhappy and unsettled, while for some of the Roman colonists such as the retired Spanish cavalry commander Julius Aper and his young son Marcus Severinus, who have a foot in both worlds, the situation is not all that much differen... read more

I, Virgil

David Wishart

He is poisoning me. I saw it in his eyes before we sailed, despite the smile on his lips: 'It's only a fever, Virgil. And you deserve it for traipsing off to Greece without telling me. What made you think the poem needed three years' editing, you beetroot?' It is as artificial as it sounds, this bluff heartiness and rustic eccentricity of language. Like so many of his amiable qualities it serv... read more

He is poisoning me. I saw it in his eyes before we sailed, despite the smile on his lips: 'It's only a fever, Virgil. And you deserve it for traipsing off to Greece without telling me. What made you think the poem needed three years' editing, you beetroot?' It is as artificial as it sounds, this bluff heartiness and rustic eccentricity of language. Like so many of his amiable qualities it serv... read more

Sejanus (Marcus Corvinus Book 3)

David Wishart

‘We talked a little about Aelius Sejanus the last time we met. The fact that you are reading this shows that the time for talk is past. The man is a malignant growth, a danger to Rome, and he must be removed. No; I dislike euphemisms. Sejanus must be killed.’ Back temporarily in Rome for his father’s funeral, Corvinus finds that he has been left a commission by the dead Empress Livia. The only... read more

‘We talked a little about Aelius Sejanus the last time we met. The fact that you are reading this shows that the time for talk is past. The man is a malignant growth, a danger to Rome, and he must be removed. No; I dislike euphemisms. Sejanus must be killed.’ Back temporarily in Rome for his father’s funeral, Corvinus finds that he has been left a commission by the dead Empress Livia. The only... read more

Vows of Revenge

J. F. Ridgley

Amid pirates, godfathers, and forbidden love, vows of revenge are made in the unforgiving world of ancient Rome. Aelia Sabina, a patrician’s daughter, and Martino Lucianus Drusus- a simple plebe rise like phoenixes from the ashes of their lives. Aelia’s abusive husband vows to finally destroy this plebe in Rome’s court where patricians rule and plebeians grovel. But will Lucianus grovel? Don’t... read more

Amid pirates, godfathers, and forbidden love, vows of revenge are made in the unforgiving world of ancient Rome. Aelia Sabina, a patrician’s daughter, and Martino Lucianus Drusus- a simple plebe rise like phoenixes from the ashes of their lives. Aelia’s abusive husband vows to finally destroy this plebe in Rome’s court where patricians rule and plebeians grovel. But will Lucianus grovel? Don’t... read more

Red Fury Revolt: Book one of the Agricola series

J. F. Ridgley

A.D. 60… Three towns writhe under the Iceni queen’s wrath, as she leads her warriors intent on destroying all things Roman – be it Roman temples, Roman villas, or entire families sympathetic to Rome. At stake is Suetonius Paulinus’s reputation. With only 80,000 legionaries, will he destroy Boudica and her horde of 200,000 warriors or will he endure the disgrace in Rome for losing–to a woman? i... read more

A.D. 60… Three towns writhe under the Iceni queen’s wrath, as she leads her warriors intent on destroying all things Roman – be it Roman temples, Roman villas, or entire families sympathetic to Rome. At stake is Suetonius Paulinus’s reputation. With only 80,000 legionaries, will he destroy Boudica and her horde of 200,000 warriors or will he endure the disgrace in Rome for losing–to a woman? i... read more

Threatened Loyalties (Vulcan's Wrath Book 1)

J. F Ridgley

Messalina Claudia and Marcus Galerius Alexius,desperately search for Messallna's friend, Nonia Rosa But this pursuit uncovers the political underbelly of greed, lust and violence from the first citizens in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Messi and Alexius risk everything-- their famiies’s reputation, his future as a Roman senator, and even their lives beneath the shadows of a very restl... read more

Messalina Claudia and Marcus Galerius Alexius,desperately search for Messallna's friend, Nonia Rosa But this pursuit uncovers the political underbelly of greed, lust and violence from the first citizens in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Messi and Alexius risk everything-- their famiies’s reputation, his future as a Roman senator, and even their lives beneath the shadows of a very restl... read more

Birth of a Bully: companion short story to Vows of Revenge

j. F. Ridgley

Bullies have walked among us since the beginning of time but how and where do they come from. Young Cassius Julius Gullus knows...up front and personal where bullies come from. He doesn't like what he has to do, regrets ever doing it, and now he has to run away from it all. Find out why this young boy had to deal with such a thing.

Bullies have walked among us since the beginning of time but how and where do they come from. Young Cassius Julius Gullus knows...up front and personal where bullies come from. He doesn't like what he has to do, regrets ever doing it, and now he has to run away from it all. Find out why this young boy had to deal with such a thing.

The Chrysalis: Companion short story in the Agricola Series Red Fury Revolt

J. F. Ridgley

Proverb "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was coming to an end, she changed into a butterfly." A dangerous butterfly... Ravaged by Rome, Morrigan turns her fear into revenge and now it is Rome who should fear her. Rome's taxcollecter Decianus Catus intrudes on Morrigan's father's funeral, flogs her mother Boudica, and then takes the Iceni people back to camp where the women are rape... read more

Proverb "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was coming to an end, she changed into a butterfly." A dangerous butterfly... Ravaged by Rome, Morrigan turns her fear into revenge and now it is Rome who should fear her. Rome's taxcollecter Decianus Catus intrudes on Morrigan's father's funeral, flogs her mother Boudica, and then takes the Iceni people back to camp where the women are rape... read more

Killer's Craft (The DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries Book 2)

Wendy H. Jones

A blizzard of murders in snowbound Dundee! Dead bodies proliferate. Nuns, prostitutes, and a henpecked husband! Is anyone safe? DI Shona McKenzie investigates multiple murders, unsure how many killers she is seeking. Will she succeed before the death toll mounts?

A blizzard of murders in snowbound Dundee! Dead bodies proliferate. Nuns, prostitutes, and a henpecked husband! Is anyone safe? DI Shona McKenzie investigates multiple murders, unsure how many killers she is seeking. Will she succeed before the death toll mounts?

Yankee Reconstructed (The Grenville Sagas Book 2)

Carolyn P. Schriber

When the the Civil War was over, Jonathan and Susan Grenville moved their family back to Charleston, only to find that peace was easier to declare than to practice. The war that tore a nation apart might have ended in 1865, but the most important battles remained to be fought. The North struggled to resume business as usual, while the South faced economic disaster. Old state constitutuions nee... read more

When the the Civil War was over, Jonathan and Susan Grenville moved their family back to Charleston, only to find that peace was easier to declare than to practice. The war that tore a nation apart might have ended in 1865, but the most important battles remained to be fought. The North struggled to resume business as usual, while the South faced economic disaster. Old state constitutuions nee... read more

Damned Yankee: The Story of a Marriage (The Grenville Saga Book 1)

Carolyn P. Schriber

These are the people you don’t read about in history books. A Harvard-educated New Englander. He was welcomed as a teacher by a school for apprentices in Charleston, South Carolina. But when his history lessons about the founding of America clashed with the pro-secession rhetoric of local slave-owners, he was out of a job. Can he find a way to reconcile his abolitionist sentiments with the pra... read more

These are the people you don’t read about in history books. A Harvard-educated New Englander. He was welcomed as a teacher by a school for apprentices in Charleston, South Carolina. But when his history lessons about the founding of America clashed with the pro-secession rhetoric of local slave-owners, he was out of a job. Can he find a way to reconcile his abolitionist sentiments with the pra... read more

The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens

Carolyn P. Schriber

What could possibly go wrong? Laura Town and her life-long friend Ellen Murray joined the Port Royal Experiment in 1862 to test their abolitionist ideals against the realities of slaves abandoned by their owners in the Low Country of South Carolina. They hoped to find a place they could call home, as well as an outlet for their talents as schoolteacher and doctor. It seemed like a good idea at... read more

What could possibly go wrong? Laura Town and her life-long friend Ellen Murray joined the Port Royal Experiment in 1862 to test their abolitionist ideals against the realities of slaves abandoned by their owners in the Low Country of South Carolina. They hoped to find a place they could call home, as well as an outlet for their talents as schoolteacher and doctor. It seemed like a good idea at... read more

A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier (The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country Book 1)

Carolyn P. Schriber

On a muddy South Carolina battlefield, a sergeant sat propped up against a hedge and tried to focus on the spot where he thought his leg should be. There was nothing – only the tattered remains of his trousers and a pool of blood that grew ever larger. The whistle of artillery shells had stopped, and the sudden quiet was as jarring as the previous battle noises had been. Shock had deadened the... read more

On a muddy South Carolina battlefield, a sergeant sat propped up against a hedge and tried to focus on the spot where he thought his leg should be. There was nothing – only the tattered remains of his trousers and a pool of blood that grew ever larger. The whistle of artillery shells had stopped, and the sudden quiet was as jarring as the previous battle noises had been. Shock had deadened the... read more

Germanicus (Marcus Corvinus Book 2)

David Wishart

'I swear,' Livia said slowly, 'by all the gods above and below, by my hope of escaping torment in the next world for the murders I have committed in this and by my hope for my own eventual deification, that I was neither directly nor indirectly responsible for the death of my grandson Germanicus Caesar. There. Close your mouth, now, you look ridiculous. Does that satisfy you, or would you like... read more

'I swear,' Livia said slowly, 'by all the gods above and below, by my hope of escaping torment in the next world for the murders I have committed in this and by my hope for my own eventual deification, that I was neither directly nor indirectly responsible for the death of my grandson Germanicus Caesar. There. Close your mouth, now, you look ridiculous. Does that satisfy you, or would you like... read more

The Kraals of Ulundi: A Novel of the Zulu War

David Ebsworth

1879 – the British army has suffered one of the worst defeats in its history at the hands of the Zulu King Cetshwayo. Now the British seek revenge and a second invasion of Zululand is about to take place. Within the Zulu regiments charged with repelling the assault is Shaba kaNdabuko − driven by ambition to share the glory of battle, to bring honour and cattle to his family. Meanwhile, new Bri... read more

1879 – the British army has suffered one of the worst defeats in its history at the hands of the Zulu King Cetshwayo. Now the British seek revenge and a second invasion of Zululand is about to take place. Within the Zulu regiments charged with repelling the assault is Shaba kaNdabuko − driven by ambition to share the glory of battle, to bring honour and cattle to his family. Meanwhile, new Bri... read more

The Assassin's Mark

David Ebsworth

September 1938. Spain's Civil War has been raging for two years, the outcome still in the balance. But rebel General Franco is so confident of winning that he has opened up battlefield tourism along the country's north coast. Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, finds himself with an eccentric group of touristson one of the War Route's yellow Chrysler buses. Driven by his passion for peace, Tel... read more

September 1938. Spain's Civil War has been raging for two years, the outcome still in the balance. But rebel General Franco is so confident of winning that he has opened up battlefield tourism along the country's north coast. Jack Telford, a left-wing reporter, finds himself with an eccentric group of touristson one of the War Route's yellow Chrysler buses. Driven by his passion for peace, Tel... read more

The Jacobites' Apprentice

David Ebsworth

1744, and the country is threatened by civil war as the exiled Stuarts attempt to recover their lost throne. Their Manchester supporters will use any means to raise support for the Jacobite Cause, but those loyal to the current monarchy are determined to stop them. As opposing forces gather, the fates of both sides will lie in the hands of one man.

1744, and the country is threatened by civil war as the exiled Stuarts attempt to recover their lost throne. Their Manchester supporters will use any means to raise support for the Jacobite Cause, but those loyal to the current monarchy are determined to stop them. As opposing forces gather, the fates of both sides will lie in the hands of one man.

Sea Witch

Helen Hollick

The first voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue, from acclaimed historical fiction author Helen Hollick. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. "Everything we want in a grand pirate adventure ... a terrific read" (James L. Nelson, author).

The first voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue, from acclaimed historical fiction author Helen Hollick. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. "Everything we want in a grand pirate adventure ... a terrific read" (James L. Nelson, author).

Bring It Close

Helen Hollick

The third voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. "Helen Hollick's 'Sea Witch Voyages' have it all... ripping adventures on the historical high seas." (Suzanne McLeod, author).

The third voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. "Helen Hollick's 'Sea Witch Voyages' have it all... ripping adventures on the historical high seas." (Suzanne McLeod, author).

Pirate Code (Sea Witch Voyages Book 2)

Helen Hollick

The second voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. “In the sexiest pirate contest, Cpt Jesamiah Acorne gives Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow a run for his money,” (Sharon Penman, author).

The second voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. “In the sexiest pirate contest, Cpt Jesamiah Acorne gives Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow a run for his money,” (Sharon Penman, author).

Ripples in the Sand

Helen Hollick

Approaching England's North Devon Coast Captain Jesamiah Acorne is worried. A Royal Navy frigate is trailing in his wake and Sea Witch has a hidden cache of brandy and indigo aboard. His instinct is to hoist full sail and flee, but he cannot attract attention, for his wife, Tiola, is ill and getting worse. She says the sea is affecting her, but Jesamiah has never seen seasickness like this bef... read more

Approaching England's North Devon Coast Captain Jesamiah Acorne is worried. A Royal Navy frigate is trailing in his wake and Sea Witch has a hidden cache of brandy and indigo aboard. His instinct is to hoist full sail and flee, but he cannot attract attention, for his wife, Tiola, is ill and getting worse. She says the sea is affecting her, but Jesamiah has never seen seasickness like this bef... read more

Discovering the Diamond: A guide to writing and getting published from a bestselling author

Helen Hollick, Jo Field

Everyone can write a book. Not everyone can write a readable book. Writing is the easy bit. Most of the work is in the planning (the thinking), in the structure (the plot), and in turning the first draft into an enjoyable, top quality novel.With the rise in popularity of self-publishing, more ‘indie’ books are appearing on Internet bookstores, but how you go about publishing your novel is larg... read more

Everyone can write a book. Not everyone can write a readable book. Writing is the easy bit. Most of the work is in the planning (the thinking), in the structure (the plot), and in turning the first draft into an enjoyable, top quality novel.With the rise in popularity of self-publishing, more ‘indie’ books are appearing on Internet bookstores, but how you go about publishing your novel is larg... read more

Pendragon's Banner (Pendragon's Banner Trilogy)

Helen Hollick

The Pendragon is King, but the battles are not over. Winifred, jealous, resentful and vindictive, wants to be re-instated as wife to the King - Arthur. Arthur wants peace for his kingdom and an end to the misunderstandings that arise between him and his wife - Gwenhwyfar. Gwenhwyfar, frightened for the safety of her three sons, faces grief and turmoil and plots an end to the woman who may caus... read more

The Pendragon is King, but the battles are not over. Winifred, jealous, resentful and vindictive, wants to be re-instated as wife to the King - Arthur. Arthur wants peace for his kingdom and an end to the misunderstandings that arise between him and his wife - Gwenhwyfar. Gwenhwyfar, frightened for the safety of her three sons, faces grief and turmoil and plots an end to the woman who may caus... read more

Shadow of the King (The Pendragon's Banner Trilogy Book 3)

Helen Hollick

Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy. Arthur – the boy who became a King, who became a legend. 500 AD, and Britain is at peace. But when King Arthur is missing, presumed dead, the vultures descend, vying for his throne. Chaos threatens in this evocative and powerful Arthurian legend retold by USA Today bestselling historical fiction author Helen Hollick.

Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy. Arthur – the boy who became a King, who became a legend. 500 AD, and Britain is at peace. But when King Arthur is missing, presumed dead, the vultures descend, vying for his throne. Chaos threatens in this evocative and powerful Arthurian legend retold by USA Today bestselling historical fiction author Helen Hollick.

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