Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell - Designer Tick

Athens, Greece

I'm an Aussie award-winning graphic designer (& author & singer) who lives in Greece. I specialize in book covers for indie authors.

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I began my career as a graphic designer when I self-published my first book as an author, a poetry collection called Twisted Velvet Chains, back in 2011. Being the type of person that 100% believes in the phrase ‘if there is a will there is a way,’ I embarked on a self-taught design journey. 1) Because I was penniless, and 2) Because I’ve always loved a creative challenge.

Very soon after my design debut, I started designing covers for author friends as favours. I didn’t charge back then, as it was just a fun way to make use of my creative energy. Until one of my friends told me I had real talent, and that I should start a business. I took her advice, and since then I have designed hundreds of covers for indie, traditional, and hybrid authors, many of which have hit bestseller lists, and won awards. A few have even graced the shelves of WH Smiths at Heathrow airport.

Being an author myself, I fully understand the need to be able to incorporate your vision into your book cover. I allow you to do this while simultaneously hitting the right target audience, nailing a professional design, and adding a bit of extra artistic flair. (See below for testimonials.) That is why before I get started, I’ll have you fill in a very detailed client questionnaire that provides me with all the information I need to give you exactly what you want. Sometimes without you even knowing you wanted it.

I pride myself on prompt friendly service and an iterative design process. And as I walk in an author’s shoes, I am very sensitive to my clients’ needs.

I am also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press and Independent Publishing Assistance, the Coordinator of the Writing Day Workshops which take place throughout the United States, and I make a second living as an editor/writer for English Language Teaching publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Literature
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • The Book Designer.com Gold Star 2014
  • The Book Designer.com Gold Star 2016
  • The Book Designer.com Gold Star 2017

Work experience

Book Cover Designer

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

"Jessica Bell is supremely talented, creative, communicative, responsive, and brings both wit and kindness to her interactions. She is also patient, flexible, and possesses a beautiful balance of listening and suggesting, resulting in a dynamic and fruitful collaboration. We are fortunate that someone so gifted is as accessible as Jessica—a powerhouse who shares her many skills, helping creative spirits burn more brightly. Her commitment to indie publishing is more than a philosophy. It is demonstrated in her life and work, and anyone fortunate enough to join forces with her will see their efforts illuminated and amplified by her touch." Eric Borgerson, President, Polylyric, Inc

"I wanted a creative partner, who could work with me on an impossible range of genres (18 books in 8 genres) to create a recognizable brand, and covers that I love. I wanted somebody who understood what I wanted, even when I didn't, and who also had the guts to tell me when I was wrong. Working with Jessica and her team is my reward for having written a book. She is an expert at what she does and takes risks if you want her to. She responds immediately when you contact her, keeps to deadlines, charges very reasonable prices for what she offers clients. Judge for yourself—you can see all my books at." Jean Gill, award-winning multi-genre author

"Foolishly, I thought that as a veteran journalist, setting up my own publishing company wouldn't prove all that difficult. I soon came to realise that publishing is a complex and difficult field. But Jessica Bell makes it all look easy. She is professional, talented, competitively priced and easy to work with, what's not to like? Her state of the art covers, excellent advice, and bold approach have been significant in turning around the fortunes of A Sense of Place Publishing and giving us renewed confidence in the market place. Put simply: I couldn't recommend Jessica Bell's services more highly." John Stapleton, journalist, author, publisher

"Everyone, without exception, who has bought my book or reviewed it, has fallen in love with my cover. And, for me, it could not be more perfect. What was very clever was that Jessica instinctively made it Irish. I had not thought along those lines. But it was absolutely the right choice. And it really evokes the spirit of the text. I could not be more pleased." Christine Webber, former leading news presenter for Anglia TV and author of It's Who We Are

"There are distinct advantages in working with a cover designer who is also an author. She understands you. If you are concerned that you will not have face-to-face contact, let me reassure you that dealing by email won’t be a problem. Jessica seemed to instinctively know when I needed to be left alone to make a decision and when I needed a little push. The whole process felt easy and Jessica is incredibly efficient and her services competitively priced. But more important than pricing, I feel that I now have the right cover for I Stopped Time." Jane Davis, award-winning author of Half-truths and White Lies and I Stopped Time

"If you work with someone other than Jessica Bell, and aren’t happy with the result, don’t say you didn’t know better. Jessica’s quick and informative response to my first query made it an easy decision to engage her to help me launch a six-book series. Her first step of understanding my expectations, through a detailed briefing document, set a firm foundation for us to proceed upon. As the work progressed, Jessica constantly sought my feedback on her ideas, listened to my thoughts, and implemented requested changes quickly. Her communication was excellent - always timely and clear. All work was completed within the agreed timeframes and I am delighted with the results. Since that first project, I have already worked with Jessica on another book and am planning to do so again in the future." Bill Duncan, author of the Rafferty P.I. mystery series

Portfolio (195 selected works)

The Red Hill (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 1)

David Penny

A killer who can’t be stopped. A request that can’t be refused.Moorish Spain, 1482. Englishman and physician Thomas Berrington is an unwilling friend to the Sultan of Granada, the most powerful man in the kingdom of al-Andalus. When bodies start to turn up in the palace, each showing marks of a savage attack, Thomas is asked to investigate.At first reluctant, Thomas is drawn deeper into the in... read more

A killer who can’t be stopped. A request that can’t be refused.Moorish Spain, 1482. Englishman and physician Thomas Berrington is an unwilling friend to the Sultan of Granada, the most powerful man in the kingdom of al-Andalus. When bodies start to turn up in the palace, each showing marks of a savage attack, Thomas is asked to investigate.At first reluctant, Thomas is drawn deeper into the in... read more

Breaker of Bones (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 2)

David Penny

When mania creates a monster, only one man can stop the killing.March 1483, and surgeon Thomas Berrington is making a reluctant journey to Qurtuba at the request of his master. He expects only to operate on a Spanish prince and return home to Moorish al-Andalus. But fate has something else in store for him and his companion, the eunuch Jorge.A warped killer has been murdering young women and c... read more

When mania creates a monster, only one man can stop the killing.March 1483, and surgeon Thomas Berrington is making a reluctant journey to Qurtuba at the request of his master. He expects only to operate on a Spanish prince and return home to Moorish al-Andalus. But fate has something else in store for him and his companion, the eunuch Jorge.A warped killer has been murdering young women and c... read more

The Sin Eater (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 3)

David Penny

Moorish Spain, 1484, and no-one is innocent.Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, is once again attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths. Accompanied by his companion, the palace eunuch Jorge, Thomas struggles to discover the truth while those in power seek to distract him. As his investigation continues, his personal life splinters in... read more

Moorish Spain, 1484, and no-one is innocent.Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, is once again attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths. Accompanied by his companion, the palace eunuch Jorge, Thomas struggles to discover the truth while those in power seek to distract him. As his investigation continues, his personal life splinters in... read more

Hampstead Fever

Carol Cooper

In a London heatwave, emotions reach boiling point…Ex-con Dan has it all. The perfect job and a new baby with his dream woman. So why is he still an outsider?Laure had baby Jack late in life. It’s only natural she’s a little over-protective. Motherhood is terrifying.After surviving serious illness, Sanjay’s got his life back. Now he wants adventure. Where does that leave girlfriend Harriet?Kar... read more

In a London heatwave, emotions reach boiling point…Ex-con Dan has it all. The perfect job and a new baby with his dream woman. So why is he still an outsider?Laure had baby Jack late in life. It’s only natural she’s a little over-protective. Motherhood is terrifying.After surviving serious illness, Sanjay’s got his life back. Now he wants adventure. Where does that leave girlfriend Harriet?Kar... read more

Olive Park (The Park Trilogy) (Volume 1)

C. J. Booth

A picture in a small black frame... A knotted rope... An abandoned carnival...The Olive Park Murders. Some say the most horrific unsolved case in California history.1997 - Olive Park, California - the bodies of three children are found buried in shallow graves, brutally murdered. One of the most intensive investigations in California history fails to find any trace of the killer and the case g... read more

A picture in a small black frame... A knotted rope... An abandoned carnival...The Olive Park Murders. Some say the most horrific unsolved case in California history.1997 - Olive Park, California - the bodies of three children are found buried in shallow graves, brutally murdered. One of the most intensive investigations in California history fails to find any trace of the killer and the case g... read more

Crimson Park (The Park Trilogy) (Volume 2)

C. J. Booth

Part riveting police thriller, part spellbinding mystery, CRIMSON PARK is a cleverly crafted, must-read, tale of savage revenge and retribution. Nothing is as it seems in this novel rife with stolen identities, two-faced witnesses, and headless torsos. Following their spectacular success in solving California’s worst serial killer case, a case that had languished unsolved for 15 years, Sacrame... read more

Part riveting police thriller, part spellbinding mystery, CRIMSON PARK is a cleverly crafted, must-read, tale of savage revenge and retribution. Nothing is as it seems in this novel rife with stolen identities, two-faced witnesses, and headless torsos. Following their spectacular success in solving California’s worst serial killer case, a case that had languished unsolved for 15 years, Sacrame... read more

The Scars Beneath the Soul (Archer and Baines Book 1)

Dave Sivers

A VIOLENT DEATH...In a quiet market town in Buckinghamshire, a brutal killer strikes, shattering any illusions Detective Inspector Lizzie Archer might have had about her new patch in Aylesbury Vale being a sleepy hollow. NEW SCARS...Disfigured in the line of duty, Archer has transferred in from the Met, hoping to make a fresh start in her life and her career. The last thing she needs is an awk... read more

A VIOLENT DEATH...In a quiet market town in Buckinghamshire, a brutal killer strikes, shattering any illusions Detective Inspector Lizzie Archer might have had about her new patch in Aylesbury Vale being a sleepy hollow. NEW SCARS...Disfigured in the line of duty, Archer has transferred in from the Met, hoping to make a fresh start in her life and her career. The last thing she needs is an awk... read more

Evil Unseen (Archer and Baines Book 3)

Dave Sivers

EVEN THE DEAD HAVE THEIR SECRETSA reformed teenage gang leader is gunned down in cold blood and an angry DS Dan Baines, who knew the victim well, reckons he knows who is responsible. But his boss, DI Lizzie Archer, wants to know the identity of the mystery man who died with him – and whether he was intended victim or innocent bystander. When an officer from the National Crime Agency turns up a... read more

EVEN THE DEAD HAVE THEIR SECRETSA reformed teenage gang leader is gunned down in cold blood and an angry DS Dan Baines, who knew the victim well, reckons he knows who is responsible. But his boss, DI Lizzie Archer, wants to know the identity of the mystery man who died with him – and whether he was intended victim or innocent bystander. When an officer from the National Crime Agency turns up a... read more

Dead In Deep Water (Archer and Baines Book 2)

Dave Sivers

TWO DEATHS... When a teenage Olympic swimming hopeful is found drowned in a water-filled disused quarry in Buckinghamshire, it looks as if fears that the local swimming hole was an accident waiting to happen have been fulfilled in the worst possible way.A few days later, a small-time thief turns up on an allotments site a few miles away, his head bashed in with a spade. Thefts from Aylesbury V... read more

TWO DEATHS... When a teenage Olympic swimming hopeful is found drowned in a water-filled disused quarry in Buckinghamshire, it looks as if fears that the local swimming hole was an accident waiting to happen have been fulfilled in the worst possible way.A few days later, a small-time thief turns up on an allotments site a few miles away, his head bashed in with a spade. Thefts from Aylesbury V... read more

Sacrificing Starlight

David Pipe

Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he has been transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where he must smash the local branch of an international paedophile ring. But can anyone in this remote location be trusted? Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his child.... read more

Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he has been transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where he must smash the local branch of an international paedophile ring. But can anyone in this remote location be trusted? Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his child.... read more

Sleep

D A Strahan

A successful artist, Miranda Palmer is living a dream come true—but her nights are another matter. Miranda suffers from sleep paralysis, a rare disorder that leaves her immobilized and causes vivid nightmares. The unexpected escalation of her night terrors begins to strain Miranda’s already rocky relationship with her husband, Gage. After Miranda blacks out while painting, she awakens to disco... read more

A successful artist, Miranda Palmer is living a dream come true—but her nights are another matter. Miranda suffers from sleep paralysis, a rare disorder that leaves her immobilized and causes vivid nightmares. The unexpected escalation of her night terrors begins to strain Miranda’s already rocky relationship with her husband, Gage. After Miranda blacks out while painting, she awakens to disco... read more

Beyond Death (Book One) (The Afterlife Series Book 1) (Volume 1)

Deb McEwan

“With so many supernatural tales on the shelves it’s hard to find something genuinely original yet Beyond Death fits the description well, with author Deb McEwan bringing a distinctive new voice to this ever popular genre.” Book Viral What really happens when we die? Claire Sylvester is about to find out. Finding herself suspended between Heaven and Hell she has to come to terms with the secre... read more

“With so many supernatural tales on the shelves it’s hard to find something genuinely original yet Beyond Death fits the description well, with author Deb McEwan bringing a distinctive new voice to this ever popular genre.” Book Viral What really happens when we die? Claire Sylvester is about to find out. Finding herself suspended between Heaven and Hell she has to come to terms with the secre... read more

Unlikely Soldiers Book Three: (Friends & Revenge)

Deb McEwan

Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars! “...In true Deb McEwan style, there is a lot of dark humor in the novel and you will enjoy this book just as much as the others. These characters have developed beautifully and, as always, the dialogues reveal so much about the new characters. Book Three in the series lives up to the bar set by the previous two wonderful novels. It was... read more

Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite - 5 stars! “...In true Deb McEwan style, there is a lot of dark humor in the novel and you will enjoy this book just as much as the others. These characters have developed beautifully and, as always, the dialogues reveal so much about the new characters. Book Three in the series lives up to the bar set by the previous two wonderful novels. It was... read more

Unlikely Soldiers Book One: (Civvy to Squaddie) (Volume 1)

Deb McEwan

“Deb McEwan delivers a narrative that is authentic in its setting, capturing both the temperament and tempo of life as a British squaddie.” Book Viral LIFE WAS DIFFERENT IN NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN Some were forced to hide their sexuality and equal rights were still a dream for most women. Cheesecloth was considered to be high fashion and young teenage girls were in love with the Bay City Ro... read more

“Deb McEwan delivers a narrative that is authentic in its setting, capturing both the temperament and tempo of life as a British squaddie.” Book Viral LIFE WAS DIFFERENT IN NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN Some were forced to hide their sexuality and equal rights were still a dream for most women. Cheesecloth was considered to be high fashion and young teenage girls were in love with the Bay City Ro... read more

Beyond Destiny (The Afterlife Series Book 3) (Volume 3)

Deb McEwan

Claire Sylvester is vulnerable. Saved from her terrifying near-hell experience, she is now without the love of her soulmate Raphael and the wise counsel of the beautiful angel Gabriella. The ebb and flow of good versus evil takes a shocking new twist as Claire has a chance to make a difference. But the stakes are high - on Earth and in the mysterious in-between world of Cherussola. Will Claire... read more

Claire Sylvester is vulnerable. Saved from her terrifying near-hell experience, she is now without the love of her soulmate Raphael and the wise counsel of the beautiful angel Gabriella. The ebb and flow of good versus evil takes a shocking new twist as Claire has a chance to make a difference. But the stakes are high - on Earth and in the mysterious in-between world of Cherussola. Will Claire... read more

Beyond Life (The Afterlife Series Book 2) (Volume 2)

Deb McEwan

What really happens when we die? Initially devastated by her own death, Claire Sylvester has learnt to come to terms with her existence in the strange, mysterious world of the Afterlife. What she hasn’t been able to accept is that her stepsister’s kidnapper is still at large and too close for comfort to her family and friends. Will Claire discover her special talents in time to avert a family ... read more

What really happens when we die? Initially devastated by her own death, Claire Sylvester has learnt to come to terms with her existence in the strange, mysterious world of the Afterlife. What she hasn’t been able to accept is that her stepsister’s kidnapper is still at large and too close for comfort to her family and friends. Will Claire discover her special talents in time to avert a family ... read more

Unlikely Soldiers Book Two: (Secrets & Lies) (Volume 2)

Deb McEwan

"The story of Guy and Mouse was entertaining, and at times, sweat inducing. I liked the thrill and I loved reading about all the inside military action." Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite NINETEEN EIGHTIES BRITAIN - THE DECADE OF DODGY FASHION AND BIG HAIR Forced apart by their Army Service, will separation during the Falklands War, the troubles in Northern Ireland and a posting to the Briti... read more

"The story of Guy and Mouse was entertaining, and at times, sweat inducing. I liked the thrill and I loved reading about all the inside military action." Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite NINETEEN EIGHTIES BRITAIN - THE DECADE OF DODGY FASHION AND BIG HAIR Forced apart by their Army Service, will separation during the Falklands War, the troubles in Northern Ireland and a posting to the Briti... read more

A Sensible Woman

Fiona Cameron

‘As soon as artists die, the value of their work goes up astronomically.’ A friend’s casual remark on the market for artworks leaves gallery-owner Mabel Mountjoy daydreaming about demand for Roddy McCulloch’s paintings skyrocketing overnight. In recent years, she has been finding his work impossible to shift at any price. But when the artist disappears and a rather unusual private investigator... read more

‘As soon as artists die, the value of their work goes up astronomically.’ A friend’s casual remark on the market for artworks leaves gallery-owner Mabel Mountjoy daydreaming about demand for Roddy McCulloch’s paintings skyrocketing overnight. In recent years, she has been finding his work impossible to shift at any price. But when the artist disappears and a rather unusual private investigator... read more

By Heart

Fiona Cameron

Can you learn a person by heart? On her eleventh birthday, Lucy Simmons dances with Richard Rainey, the man who is about to marry her sister. It marks the end of a bleak and lonely childhood. Lucy feels loved and valued for the first time in her life. All through her adolescence, Richard is, as she tells her best friend, ‘her rock’, her confidant, the one person who’s always there for her. But... read more

Can you learn a person by heart? On her eleventh birthday, Lucy Simmons dances with Richard Rainey, the man who is about to marry her sister. It marks the end of a bleak and lonely childhood. Lucy feels loved and valued for the first time in her life. All through her adolescence, Richard is, as she tells her best friend, ‘her rock’, her confidant, the one person who’s always there for her. But... read more

A Way of Knowing

Fiona Cameron

Successful artist Lenka Majewska has recently been widowed for the second time, and has created a new life for herself living aboard a narrowboat on a Cheshire canal. Now she's in her sixties, the last person she expects to stride back into her world is Cluny Crichton, the handsome, debonair Scottish laird's son she married as a teenager. Everything seems set for a second chance at a successfu... read more

Successful artist Lenka Majewska has recently been widowed for the second time, and has created a new life for herself living aboard a narrowboat on a Cheshire canal. Now she's in her sixties, the last person she expects to stride back into her world is Cluny Crichton, the handsome, debonair Scottish laird's son she married as a teenager. Everything seems set for a second chance at a successfu... read more

Starfish

Jennie Orbell

Is it acceptable for a total stranger to have an opinion on your sex life? Livvy has never met anyone like the cold and enigmatic Max Brandon . . .a total stranger who is more than happy to air his views on her recently failed marriage and sex life.Max Brandon who is in love with the girl friend from hell and should, in Livvy’s opinion, sort out his own life before blatantly interfering in her... read more

Is it acceptable for a total stranger to have an opinion on your sex life? Livvy has never met anyone like the cold and enigmatic Max Brandon . . .a total stranger who is more than happy to air his views on her recently failed marriage and sex life.Max Brandon who is in love with the girl friend from hell and should, in Livvy’s opinion, sort out his own life before blatantly interfering in her... read more

The Sleeping Field

Jennie Orbell

Finding five-year-old Rosie Tucker’s body is the catalyst for Mari Madder to leave her current life and to seek the protection of her aunts’ home, an established sanctuary for old and mistreated donkeys. Mari is taking nothing with her – except a secret. Deep in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, Mari is determined to build a new life, but it won't come easily because she is not the only... read more

Finding five-year-old Rosie Tucker’s body is the catalyst for Mari Madder to leave her current life and to seek the protection of her aunts’ home, an established sanctuary for old and mistreated donkeys. Mari is taking nothing with her – except a secret. Deep in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, Mari is determined to build a new life, but it won't come easily because she is not the only... read more

Mulligan's Reach

Jennie Orbell

When fate brings Kane Mitchell into Alex McBride’s life, her island paradise soon becomes an island hell. Someone is attempting to destroy everything she loves, but who, and why? Alex has never run from anything, but that was before Kane Mitchell entered her life and Mulligan's Reach began to show its dark and sinister past.

When fate brings Kane Mitchell into Alex McBride’s life, her island paradise soon becomes an island hell. Someone is attempting to destroy everything she loves, but who, and why? Alex has never run from anything, but that was before Kane Mitchell entered her life and Mulligan's Reach began to show its dark and sinister past.

The Penny Portrait: Victorian Romance

Glynis Smy

Harwich 1865When Elle Buchanan is abandoned by her parents in her sixteenth year, she has no choice but to run from the leering eyes of their landlord. Earlham’s beach in the town of Dovercourt, holds memories of her childhood and becomes her home. Hiding out in a rundown shepherd shack she takes stock of her life, and finds friendship in the form of a crippled male, Stanley.Through various fr... read more

Harwich 1865When Elle Buchanan is abandoned by her parents in her sixteenth year, she has no choice but to run from the leering eyes of their landlord. Earlham’s beach in the town of Dovercourt, holds memories of her childhood and becomes her home. Hiding out in a rundown shepherd shack she takes stock of her life, and finds friendship in the form of a crippled male, Stanley.Through various fr... read more

Maggie's Child: Romance Fiction ~ Victorian

Glynis Smy

When farmer’s wife, Maggie Sawbury, gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in ... read more

When farmer’s wife, Maggie Sawbury, gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in ... read more

Ripper, My Love (Ripper Romance/Suspense Book 1)

Glynis Smy

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets. With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on... read more

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets. With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on... read more

Ripped Genes (Ripper Romance/Suspense Book 2)

Glynis Smy

Sequel to: Ripper, My Love.Kitty Harper, a young seamstress from Whitechapel, London, fell victim to the notorious murderer, Jack the Ripper. She did not die. One part of him simply broke her heart, and the other destroyed her life. He took what was precious and killed her dreams.Her closest friend rescued her from her torment, and shame. They escaped the horrors of England, and set up a new l... read more

Sequel to: Ripper, My Love.Kitty Harper, a young seamstress from Whitechapel, London, fell victim to the notorious murderer, Jack the Ripper. She did not die. One part of him simply broke her heart, and the other destroyed her life. He took what was precious and killed her dreams.Her closest friend rescued her from her torment, and shame. They escaped the horrors of England, and set up a new l... read more

Exposed in Darkness: In Darkness Book 1

Heather Sunseri

"With Exposed in Darkness, Heather Sunseri has crafted a sophisticated and absorbing thriller enhanced by a high-stakes horse-racing backdrop and a hard-won romance you'll relish." - Kathy Altman, USA TodayJust days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax rec... read more

"With Exposed in Darkness, Heather Sunseri has crafted a sophisticated and absorbing thriller enhanced by a high-stakes horse-racing backdrop and a hard-won romance you'll relish." - Kathy Altman, USA TodayJust days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax rec... read more

Coffee and Vodka: Nordic Family Drama

Helena Halme

Eeva doesn’t want to remember. But now she’s forced to return to Finland and confront her past.‘In Stockholm everything is bigger and better.’ When Pappa announces the family is to leave Finland for a new life in Sweden, 11-year-old Eeva is elated. But in Stockholm Mamma finds feminism, Eeva’s sister, Anja, pretends to be Swedish and Pappa struggles to adapt. And one night, Eeva’s world falls ... read more

Eeva doesn’t want to remember. But now she’s forced to return to Finland and confront her past.‘In Stockholm everything is bigger and better.’ When Pappa announces the family is to leave Finland for a new life in Sweden, 11-year-old Eeva is elated. But in Stockholm Mamma finds feminism, Eeva’s sister, Anja, pretends to be Swedish and Pappa struggles to adapt. And one night, Eeva’s world falls ... read more

Anima and the Goat

Hunt Tooley

Journalist Charlotte Drummond is wealthy, educated, rational—the rare independent woman in 1880s London, center of the changing world of the British Empire. When her young cousin Amanda is kidnapped in far-away India, Charlotte uses all her resources to put together a team with special skills to help rescue Amanda. Advanced technology is a must. As is travel across the world. Meanwhile strange... read more

Journalist Charlotte Drummond is wealthy, educated, rational—the rare independent woman in 1880s London, center of the changing world of the British Empire. When her young cousin Amanda is kidnapped in far-away India, Charlotte uses all her resources to put together a team with special skills to help rescue Amanda. Advanced technology is a must. As is travel across the world. Meanwhile strange... read more

Princesses Don't Wear Glasses

Jacqueline Waterhouse

Princesses don’t wear glasses … or do they? Eight-year-old Charlie loves her new glasses, but she doesn’t want to wear them. All the princesses in her storybooks don’t wear glasses, and she wants to be just like them. However, this all changes when she has a visitor who takes her on a journey to meet one very special princess and her fairy helpers. A heartwarming tale which would be enjoyed by... read more

Princesses don’t wear glasses … or do they? Eight-year-old Charlie loves her new glasses, but she doesn’t want to wear them. All the princesses in her storybooks don’t wear glasses, and she wants to be just like them. However, this all changes when she has a visitor who takes her on a journey to meet one very special princess and her fairy helpers. A heartwarming tale which would be enjoyed by... read more

Superheroes Don't Wear Glasses

Jacqueline Waterhouse

Superheroes don't wear glasses ... or do they? Eight-year-old Alfie loves his new glasses, but he doesn't want to wear them, because all the superheroes in his storybooks don't wear glasses, and he wants to be just like them. However, this all changes when he has a visitor who takes him on a journey to meet one very special superhero and his pixie helpers. A heartwarming tale which would be en... read more

Superheroes don't wear glasses ... or do they? Eight-year-old Alfie loves his new glasses, but he doesn't want to wear them, because all the superheroes in his storybooks don't wear glasses, and he wants to be just like them. However, this all changes when he has a visitor who takes him on a journey to meet one very special superhero and his pixie helpers. A heartwarming tale which would be en... read more

I Stopped Time

Jane Davis

What if the villain of your childhood turned out to be someone really rather extraordinary?‘Touching, exciting, romantic and tender, this novel shines in the deft hands of its author.’ Compulsion ReadsEdwardian Brighton. A wide-eyed girl enters Mr Parker's photographic studio and receives her first lesson about the brand new medium that will shape her future: “Can you think of a really good me... read more

What if the villain of your childhood turned out to be someone really rather extraordinary?‘Touching, exciting, romantic and tender, this novel shines in the deft hands of its author.’ Compulsion ReadsEdwardian Brighton. A wide-eyed girl enters Mr Parker's photographic studio and receives her first lesson about the brand new medium that will shape her future: “Can you think of a really good me... read more

No Stranger to Death

Janet O'Kane

A Scottish village. A burning corpse. And a doctor who must discover who's killing her patients before she becomes the next victim. Recently-widowed family doctor Zoe Moreland has moved from an English city to the Scottish Borders countryside for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. But her hopes for a quiet life are dashed by her discovery of a woman's body in the remains... read more

A Scottish village. A burning corpse. And a doctor who must discover who's killing her patients before she becomes the next victim. Recently-widowed family doctor Zoe Moreland has moved from an English city to the Scottish Borders countryside for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. But her hopes for a quiet life are dashed by her discovery of a woman's body in the remains... read more

Too Soon a Death: Borders Mysteries Book 2 (Volume 2)

Janet O'Kane

It’s the hottest summer ever in the Scottish Borders, and Doctor Zoe Moreland is asked to help identify a teenager found dead on the banks of the River Tweed. Still living with the consequences of her escape from a vicious killer six months earlier, she vows to stay clear of this police investigation. Then one of her patients admits to witnessing the boy being thrown from the historic Chain Br... read more

It’s the hottest summer ever in the Scottish Borders, and Doctor Zoe Moreland is asked to help identify a teenager found dead on the banks of the River Tweed. Still living with the consequences of her escape from a vicious killer six months earlier, she vows to stay clear of this police investigation. Then one of her patients admits to witnessing the boy being thrown from the historic Chain Br... read more

Fire (Journey Through the Portal Book 1)

K.D. Sinclair

A mysterious, worn notebook. A young woman’s search for her family.In a world where alleged witches are burned at the stake, Richelle has lost everything. That is, until she finds an old notebook she believes to be her long lost grandfather’s. In the notebook are instructions she needs to follow, and the hope that her grandfather is still alive is rekindled.When Richelle’s choices stand betwee... read more

A mysterious, worn notebook. A young woman’s search for her family.In a world where alleged witches are burned at the stake, Richelle has lost everything. That is, until she finds an old notebook she believes to be her long lost grandfather’s. In the notebook are instructions she needs to follow, and the hope that her grandfather is still alive is rekindled.When Richelle’s choices stand betwee... read more

Metal (Journey Through the Portal Book 2)

K.D. Sinclair

A foreign world beyond a portal. A young woman’s struggle to save her best friend.Following a fight against gargoyles in her own world, Richelle has arrived on the other side of the portal, exhausted, afraid, and lost in an eerie forest. Her best friend—badly injured in the fight—is losing the struggle to stay alive.When her fire-power is no longer useful—and her healing skills depends solely ... read more

A foreign world beyond a portal. A young woman’s struggle to save her best friend.Following a fight against gargoyles in her own world, Richelle has arrived on the other side of the portal, exhausted, afraid, and lost in an eerie forest. Her best friend—badly injured in the fight—is losing the struggle to stay alive.When her fire-power is no longer useful—and her healing skills depends solely ... read more

Someone To Look Up To: a dog's search for love and understanding

Jean Gill

‘Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to De... read more

‘Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to De... read more

Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours Quartet)

Jean Gill

Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction 'Believable, page-turning and memorable.' Lela Michael, S.P. Review1150: Provence On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of ... read more

Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction 'Believable, page-turning and memorable.' Lela Michael, S.P. Review1150: Provence On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of ... read more

Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2)

Jean Gill

'A masterpiece. A historical feast.' C.M.T.Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs1151: the Holy Land Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical FictionEstela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight has a dangerous mission to fulfill; divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together. Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the... read more

'A masterpiece. A historical feast.' C.M.T.Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs1151: the Holy Land Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical FictionEstela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight has a dangerous mission to fulfill; divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together. Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the... read more

Plaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux (The Troubadours Quartet Book 3)

Jean Gill

Shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards, FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Awards,HNS Editor's Choice1152: Les-Baux-de-Provence'By far the best historical fiction I have read this year! - Rabia Tanveer, December 2015, for Readers' Favorite Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence. Alth... read more

Shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards, FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Awards,HNS Editor's Choice1152: Les-Baux-de-Provence'By far the best historical fiction I have read this year! - Rabia Tanveer, December 2015, for Readers' Favorite Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence. Alth... read more

No Bed of Roses (Love Heals Book 1)

Jean Gill

Would you reveal your past and risk your second chance at love? Helen Tanner runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, anything to avoid memories of the tragedy she left behind. She lives alone and likes it that way.Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair. As passio... read more

Would you reveal your past and risk your second chance at love? Helen Tanner runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, anything to avoid memories of the tragedy she left behind. She lives alone and likes it that way.Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair. As passio... read more

How Blue is my Valley: the real Provence

Jean Gill

Humorous travel book about moving to France from IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill 'Laugh out loud ... such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' - Living France Magazine The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dish... read more

Humorous travel book about moving to France from IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill 'Laugh out loud ... such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' - Living France Magazine The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dish... read more

More Than One Kind (Love Heals Book 2)

Jean Gill

One year is nothing; one year changes everything. 'You're old and cold,' are the words that end Anne Grüber's three-year relationship with a fellow-teacher. A hurtful insult that she fears may be true. What chance does she have now of finding love or even an adventure?Then she sees an advert that will change her life: a job-swap teaching in a small Welsh town. Is it coincidence or fate that br... read more

One year is nothing; one year changes everything. 'You're old and cold,' are the words that end Anne Grüber's three-year relationship with a fellow-teacher. A hurtful insult that she fears may be true. What chance does she have now of finding love or even an adventure?Then she sees an advert that will change her life: a job-swap teaching in a small Welsh town. Is it coincidence or fate that br... read more

A Small Cheese in Provence; cooking with goat cheese

Jean Gill

'If I were to currently recommend a cheese book to you, I would choose this one... the photography is beautiful and there is passion in the recipes. It makes a fantastic gift.' Samantha Milner recipes.com'Laugh out loud... such a picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Stephanie Sheldrake, Living France Magazine From the author of... read more

'If I were to currently recommend a cheese book to you, I would choose this one... the photography is beautiful and there is passion in the recipes. It makes a fantastic gift.' Samantha Milner recipes.com'Laugh out loud... such a picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Stephanie Sheldrake, Living France Magazine From the author of... read more

One Sixth of a Gill: a collection

Jean Gill

'A fantastic array of wonderful prose, from bee-keeping to Top Tips on Dogs! A FINALIST and highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf AwardsFinalist in the SpaSpa Awards for Literary Fiction Five-minute reads. Meet people you will never forget: the night photographer, the gynaecologist's wife, the rescue dog. Dip into whatever suits your mood, from comedy to murders; from fantastic stories to blo... read more

'A fantastic array of wonderful prose, from bee-keeping to Top Tips on Dogs! A FINALIST and highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf AwardsFinalist in the SpaSpa Awards for Literary Fiction Five-minute reads. Meet people you will never forget: the night photographer, the gynaecologist's wife, the rescue dog. Dip into whatever suits your mood, from comedy to murders; from fantastic stories to blo... read more

Storm Log-0505: (The First Detective Deans Novel)

James D Mortain

A missing college sweetheart. A detective on the brink. Four souls inextricably linked by murder.The wait is almost over for Detective Andrew Deans; years of agony and despair hanging on the results of his wife’s fertility treatment. But a student is missing. And he must find her.Compelled to leave his wife in Bath, Deans heads to North Devon, where he encounters Denise Moon, a medium, who exp... read more

A missing college sweetheart. A detective on the brink. Four souls inextricably linked by murder.The wait is almost over for Detective Andrew Deans; years of agony and despair hanging on the results of his wife’s fertility treatment. But a student is missing. And he must find her.Compelled to leave his wife in Bath, Deans heads to North Devon, where he encounters Denise Moon, a medium, who exp... read more

Terror in Australia: Workers' Paradise Lost

John Stapleton

Terror in Australia: Workers' Paradise Lost, by veteran journalist John Stapleton, is a beautifully written snapshot of a pivotal turning point in the history of the so-called Lucky Country. This book is a sidewinding missile into the heart of Australian hypocrisy. In 2015 there were well attended Reclaim Australia demonstrations in every major capital city, all protesting what the demonstrato... read more

Terror in Australia: Workers' Paradise Lost, by veteran journalist John Stapleton, is a beautifully written snapshot of a pivotal turning point in the history of the so-called Lucky Country. This book is a sidewinding missile into the heart of Australian hypocrisy. In 2015 there were well attended Reclaim Australia demonstrations in every major capital city, all protesting what the demonstrato... read more

Bloody Colonials

Stafford Sanders

Shameless Halloran, convict stablehand, has a problem. He knows of a murder but doesn't dare tell anyone. Who can he trust? Every figure of authority in this early Australian penal settlement is a potential suspect-all have dark pasts and ruthless ambitions. So the canny Irishman enlists the help of a young doctor, newly arrived, as respectable front for his sleuthing. What follows is a tensio... read more

Shameless Halloran, convict stablehand, has a problem. He knows of a murder but doesn't dare tell anyone. Who can he trust? Every figure of authority in this early Australian penal settlement is a potential suspect-all have dark pasts and ruthless ambitions. So the canny Irishman enlists the help of a young doctor, newly arrived, as respectable front for his sleuthing. What follows is a tensio... read more

Beneath the Apple Blossom: The Hopeful Years Book 1

Kate Frost

Four women, linked by blood ties, friendship, betrayal, loss and hope, struggle with the choices they’ve made and the hand that life’s dealt them.All Pippa’s ever wanted is marriage and kids, but at thirty-four and about to embark on IVF, her dream of having a family is far from certain. Her younger sister Georgie has the opposite problem, juggling her career, her lover, a young daughter and a... read more

Four women, linked by blood ties, friendship, betrayal, loss and hope, struggle with the choices they’ve made and the hand that life’s dealt them.All Pippa’s ever wanted is marriage and kids, but at thirty-four and about to embark on IVF, her dream of having a family is far from certain. Her younger sister Georgie has the opposite problem, juggling her career, her lover, a young daughter and a... read more

Boyle's Law (A Charlie Boyle Thriller Book 1)

L G Thomson

"Top-notch - A great read with genuinely heart-stopping moments and cool twists." ***** "With a grisly style of humour and an absorbing plot this makes for an enthralling read."***** “The central character ricochets from disaster to catastrophe, leaving good women, loving bad ones... I felt I should loathe Charlie Boyle...but somehow turned every page hoping everything would work out for him. ... read more

"Top-notch - A great read with genuinely heart-stopping moments and cool twists." ***** "With a grisly style of humour and an absorbing plot this makes for an enthralling read."***** “The central character ricochets from disaster to catastrophe, leaving good women, loving bad ones... I felt I should loathe Charlie Boyle...but somehow turned every page hoping everything would work out for him. ... read more

A New Life (The Italian Family Series)

Lucy Appadoo

Valeria Allegro was hoping to embark on a life of freedom when she left Italy to travel to Australia for an arranged marriage with Roberto Morandi. The last thing she expected to encounter was harassment by Roberto's friend and neighbour, Luca Abandonato. Valeria begins to wonder if marrying a virtual stranger at eighteen was a wise decision, especially when her new husband and his family demo... read more

Valeria Allegro was hoping to embark on a life of freedom when she left Italy to travel to Australia for an arranged marriage with Roberto Morandi. The last thing she expected to encounter was harassment by Roberto's friend and neighbour, Luca Abandonato. Valeria begins to wonder if marrying a virtual stranger at eighteen was a wise decision, especially when her new husband and his family demo... read more

The Beauty of Tears (The Italian Family Series)

Lucy Appadoo

Twelve-year-old Roberto Morandi and his siblings work hard to keep their family afloat as their parents, Maria and Giovanni, struggle to survive financially in post-war Italy. When the financial stress threatens their parents’ marriage, a family friend, Salvatore, becomes their saving grace. However, a sudden turn of events leads to death and deception, placing their survival further at risk. ... read more

Twelve-year-old Roberto Morandi and his siblings work hard to keep their family afloat as their parents, Maria and Giovanni, struggle to survive financially in post-war Italy. When the financial stress threatens their parents’ marriage, a family friend, Salvatore, becomes their saving grace. However, a sudden turn of events leads to death and deception, placing their survival further at risk. ... read more

Your Holistic Career Path: Create Career Change,Satisfaction, & Work/Life Balance

Mrs Lucy Appadoo

When was the last time you took a meaningful look at your career and lifestyle, including work-life balance? As a registered counsellor focusing on vocational rehabilitation, Lucy Appadoo will guide you along the path to a more satisfying career and life. You’ll gain insights into how to attain career fulfillment, overcome stress, and create a healthy work-life balance within a holistic framew... read more

When was the last time you took a meaningful look at your career and lifestyle, including work-life balance? As a registered counsellor focusing on vocational rehabilitation, Lucy Appadoo will guide you along the path to a more satisfying career and life. You’ll gain insights into how to attain career fulfillment, overcome stress, and create a healthy work-life balance within a holistic framew... read more

Crystal Light

Lucy Appadoo

Blanca, a 26 year old editor and journalist is haunted by the ghosts of a hidden past. When she is forced to travel to Brazil after hearing about a family member's illness, she goes on a journey to discover her childhood past. When she returns to her hometown of Madrid, Blanca realises that her past is not the only thing that is haunting her. After a series of events and a truth unleashed, Bla... read more

Blanca, a 26 year old editor and journalist is haunted by the ghosts of a hidden past. When she is forced to travel to Brazil after hearing about a family member's illness, she goes on a journey to discover her childhood past. When she returns to her hometown of Madrid, Blanca realises that her past is not the only thing that is haunting her. After a series of events and a truth unleashed, Bla... read more

Filtered Light - Assorted Tales

Heikki Hietala

"At first I used to dream of the incident, and relive the hollow horror of watching a man die, but later, when it became obvious Lieutenant Steele would remain lost, the dream changed. I was then on the riverbed watching the corpse pass me in the subdued, filtered light of the failing day." Spine-tingling, thought-provoking, nostalgic, surprising, eerie, insightful - a collection of tales from... read more

"At first I used to dream of the incident, and relive the hollow horror of watching a man die, but later, when it became obvious Lieutenant Steele would remain lost, the dream changed. I was then on the riverbed watching the corpse pass me in the subdued, filtered light of the failing day." Spine-tingling, thought-provoking, nostalgic, surprising, eerie, insightful - a collection of tales from... read more

Counterfeit: a jim slater novel (The Jim Slater series) (Volume 2)

Stanley Salmons

The year is 2053 and Jim Slater, now a Colonel in the US Special Assignment Force, takes on a mission to protect the leaders of an American mining company as they meet with a ruthless Russian conglomerate. But when matters take a deadly turn, Slater finds himself powerless to act, frustrated by the conglomerate’s political ties. His chance comes again after a malaria outbreak in Colombia sets ... read more

The year is 2053 and Jim Slater, now a Colonel in the US Special Assignment Force, takes on a mission to protect the leaders of an American mining company as they meet with a ruthless Russian conglomerate. But when matters take a deadly turn, Slater finds himself powerless to act, frustrated by the conglomerate’s political ties. His chance comes again after a malaria outbreak in Colombia sets ... read more

The Bitter Trade

Piers Alexander

Bitter Trade

Bitter Trade

Ignoring Gravity (Rose Haldane, Identity Detective) (Volume 1)

Sandra Danby

DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE SECRETS? REALLY? ARE YOU SURE?IGNORING GRAVITY, the debut novel by Yorkshire author Sandra Danby, is a compelling story about an ordinary family with a secret. Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it. The day she finds her mother’s hidden diary is the day she starts to search for who she really is.A story about identity, adoption, family mystery and ultimately of love, IGNORI... read more

DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE SECRETS? REALLY? ARE YOU SURE?IGNORING GRAVITY, the debut novel by Yorkshire author Sandra Danby, is a compelling story about an ordinary family with a secret. Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it. The day she finds her mother’s hidden diary is the day she starts to search for who she really is.A story about identity, adoption, family mystery and ultimately of love, IGNORI... read more

The Carlswick Affair (The Carlswick Mysteries Book 1)

SL Beaumont

Who can she trust?When 18 year old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of the intriguing James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury. Now, as Stephanie gathers proof to unmask a thief and possible killer, she discovers that s... read more

Who can she trust?When 18 year old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of the intriguing James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury. Now, as Stephanie gathers proof to unmask a thief and possible killer, she discovers that s... read more

The Carlswick Treasure (The Carlswick Mysteries Book 2)

SL Beaumont

Stephanie Cooper is back and trouble is never far behind!Honorable Mention 2015 San Francisco Book FestivalStephanie is studying history at Oxford University while her boyfriend James is on tour with his band, The Fury, in the second romantic suspense novel in The Carlswick Mysteries series. When Stephanie discovers an ancient treasure map hidden by her great-uncle, her quest to solve it sets ... read more

Stephanie Cooper is back and trouble is never far behind!Honorable Mention 2015 San Francisco Book FestivalStephanie is studying history at Oxford University while her boyfriend James is on tour with his band, The Fury, in the second romantic suspense novel in The Carlswick Mysteries series. When Stephanie discovers an ancient treasure map hidden by her great-uncle, her quest to solve it sets ... read more

The Carlswick Conspiracy (The Carlswick Mysteries Book 3)

SL Beaumont

A hot British rock band.A lost art legacy.The race to uncover a conspiracy.FINALIST in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Awarded Honorable Mentions at the 2016 San Francisco Book Festival and 2016 New England Book FestivalStephanie Cooper joins her rock guitarist boyfriend James Knox in New York for the final week of his band’s tour. But The Fury's success has attracted unwanted attention an... read more

A hot British rock band.A lost art legacy.The race to uncover a conspiracy.FINALIST in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Awarded Honorable Mentions at the 2016 San Francisco Book Festival and 2016 New England Book FestivalStephanie Cooper joins her rock guitarist boyfriend James Knox in New York for the final week of his band’s tour. But The Fury's success has attracted unwanted attention an... read more

The Carlswick Mysteries Box-Set: Books 1 - 3

SL Beaumont

An enemy who won't be stopped, a legacy that can't remain hidden.The Carlswick Affair (Book #1)When 18 year old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury. Now, as Stephanie gathers pro... read more

An enemy who won't be stopped, a legacy that can't remain hidden.The Carlswick Affair (Book #1)When 18 year old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury. Now, as Stephanie gathers pro... read more

Letters to Myself

Ms Sheryl Margaret Lee

What’s it like to live with a narcissist? Just ask Cassie. Cassie’s life seems perfect on the surface, but things are never what they seem. To others her husband is charming, all any woman could want. But at home it’s a different story. Living with a narcissist is emotional mayhem, and Cassie feels she has no voice, no identity. With her life falling to pieces Cassie turns to therapy. Given a ... read more

What’s it like to live with a narcissist? Just ask Cassie. Cassie’s life seems perfect on the surface, but things are never what they seem. To others her husband is charming, all any woman could want. But at home it’s a different story. Living with a narcissist is emotional mayhem, and Cassie feels she has no voice, no identity. With her life falling to pieces Cassie turns to therapy. Given a ... read more

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T.K. Farmer

When Cameron Bennett allows his widowed mother to move in, he’s acutely aware of the dangers and strain it will place on his marriage of five years to his wife, Sydney. Rather than resolve the conflict, however, Cameron opts to avoid the tough conversations and focuses instead on the things that are going well in his life. He has job security as an Army civilian. Sydney is just a few classes a... read more

When Cameron Bennett allows his widowed mother to move in, he’s acutely aware of the dangers and strain it will place on his marriage of five years to his wife, Sydney. Rather than resolve the conflict, however, Cameron opts to avoid the tough conversations and focuses instead on the things that are going well in his life. He has job security as an Army civilian. Sydney is just a few classes a... read more

The Cruelty of Love

Theresa Nash

Kate Johnson has made it to mid-level management in the IT group of a pharmaceutical company. Her intelligence, technical competence and easy-going personality are among the keys to her success. When Kate watches a television interview of one of her ex-boyfriends, her demons of over 30 years ago are awakened. Over the coming weeks, she cannot shake the resurrected feelings of betrayal and inju... read more

Kate Johnson has made it to mid-level management in the IT group of a pharmaceutical company. Her intelligence, technical competence and easy-going personality are among the keys to her success. When Kate watches a television interview of one of her ex-boyfriends, her demons of over 30 years ago are awakened. Over the coming weeks, she cannot shake the resurrected feelings of betrayal and inju... read more

The Price of Silence

Ulla Hakanson

Amy Robinson is on the rebound from an abusive fiancé. She's running a successful salon, and is falling in love with Ben Malik, a police officer she met on a wilderness trip.All that comes crashing down when her ex- fiancé Tyler shows up, and forces her to empty her bank account at gunpoint. The good news is that he's using the money to flee the country--so she'll never see him again.The bad n... read more

Amy Robinson is on the rebound from an abusive fiancé. She's running a successful salon, and is falling in love with Ben Malik, a police officer she met on a wilderness trip.All that comes crashing down when her ex- fiancé Tyler shows up, and forces her to empty her bank account at gunpoint. The good news is that he's using the money to flee the country--so she'll never see him again.The bad n... read more

The Garage? Just Torch It.

Dylan D Debelis

In The Garage? Just Torch It. Debelis balances themes of belonging, love, politics, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and an intense playfulness. Paced as if the reader is moving through the belly of a burning building, each turn of the page represents the uncovering of things long hidden and the burying of things better left forgotten. This book is a rally cry for the heal... read more

In The Garage? Just Torch It. Debelis balances themes of belonging, love, politics, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and an intense playfulness. Paced as if the reader is moving through the belly of a burning building, each turn of the page represents the uncovering of things long hidden and the burying of things better left forgotten. This book is a rally cry for the heal... read more

Not a Place on Any Map

Alexis Paige

Not a Place on Any Map, winner of the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award, explores the switch-backing emotional terrain of traumas and triumphs, as well as the disparate landscapes where they unfold. In rich, evocative snapshots of Chicago, the desert Southwest, California, New England, and Texas, the book traces a peripatetic childhood shaped by loss and dislocation that tumbles into ... read more

Not a Place on Any Map, winner of the 2016 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award, explores the switch-backing emotional terrain of traumas and triumphs, as well as the disparate landscapes where they unfold. In rich, evocative snapshots of Chicago, the desert Southwest, California, New England, and Texas, the book traces a peripatetic childhood shaped by loss and dislocation that tumbles into ... read more

Postcards from Here

Penny Guisinger

"Postcards from Here" is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England life, the moments and details that stitch a community together, the politics of being gay and divorced in such a place, and the visceral details of raising children, gardening, por... read more

"Postcards from Here" is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England life, the moments and details that stitch a community together, the politics of being gay and divorced in such a place, and the visceral details of raising children, gardening, por... read more

Samantha Stone: A Novel of Mystery, Memoir, & Romance

Janet Buck

'Samantha Stone', by Janet Buck, is a five-course meal of memoir, suspense, romance, deceit, and the tale of a young amputee who struggles to define herself in the face of adversity so complex it can’t be real, yet it is. Samantha loses her birth mother to Leukaemia shortly after her 3rd birthday. A woman with a tongue so sharp it can slice a lemon without a knife takes her mother’s place, and... read more

'Samantha Stone', by Janet Buck, is a five-course meal of memoir, suspense, romance, deceit, and the tale of a young amputee who struggles to define herself in the face of adversity so complex it can’t be real, yet it is. Samantha loses her birth mother to Leukaemia shortly after her 3rd birthday. A woman with a tongue so sharp it can slice a lemon without a knife takes her mother’s place, and... read more

Dirty Laundry

Janet Buck

When you read Janet Buck's 'Dirty Laundry', your eyesight will wane, you'll feel wrinkles creasing your cheeks, you'll mourn the dead, you'll remember the meat of unavoidable plights, you'll live with a disability and do anything & everything to erase that stigma. You'll probably see your bloodstains in this book-smell your own sweat-find glimpses of your own struggles and trials sitting in he... read more

When you read Janet Buck's 'Dirty Laundry', your eyesight will wane, you'll feel wrinkles creasing your cheeks, you'll mourn the dead, you'll remember the meat of unavoidable plights, you'll live with a disability and do anything & everything to erase that stigma. You'll probably see your bloodstains in this book-smell your own sweat-find glimpses of your own struggles and trials sitting in he... read more

The Zipper Club: A Memoir

Thomas Mannella

***The Zipper Club won the American Journal of Nursing's 2016 Book of the Year award in the category of Creative Works.*** For years Thomas Mannella observed the intrigue of people who believed him when he said the scars across his chest were from an alley knifing. This was a lie, but the more scarred by surgeries he felt, the greater his denial. He detached himself from the deteriorating valv... read more

***The Zipper Club won the American Journal of Nursing's 2016 Book of the Year award in the category of Creative Works.*** For years Thomas Mannella observed the intrigue of people who believed him when he said the scars across his chest were from an alley knifing. This was a lie, but the more scarred by surgeries he felt, the greater his denial. He detached himself from the deteriorating valv... read more

We All Reach the Earth by Falling

Bauke Kamstra

In this stunning collection, Bauke Kamstra has scooped out the hollow of nature and returned with the expressions of its soul. Everywhere the poet looks, he sees acutely: a tree ‘has earned/its suffering/and its pieces/falling,’ and of the people who live in its river weathering, Kamstra remembers that ‘my mother's accordion/played so/many hymns/but the ecstasy/was all hers.’ From the opening ... read more

In this stunning collection, Bauke Kamstra has scooped out the hollow of nature and returned with the expressions of its soul. Everywhere the poet looks, he sees acutely: a tree ‘has earned/its suffering/and its pieces/falling,’ and of the people who live in its river weathering, Kamstra remembers that ‘my mother's accordion/played so/many hymns/but the ecstasy/was all hers.’ From the opening ... read more

Solace: A Memoir in Verse

Colleen Mills

One effect of severe traumatic violence is that it cuts its victims off from connecting, even with those present in the experience. Perhaps of even greater effect, victims disconnect from themselves-from a conscious monitoring of emotion, reaction, and reality. Solace documents the testimony and memories of seven siblings who grew up as the well-behaved silent children of a well-respected reli... read more

One effect of severe traumatic violence is that it cuts its victims off from connecting, even with those present in the experience. Perhaps of even greater effect, victims disconnect from themselves-from a conscious monitoring of emotion, reaction, and reality. Solace documents the testimony and memories of seven siblings who grew up as the well-behaved silent children of a well-respected reli... read more

Harvest

Amanya Maloba

The food of coastal Africa has long nourished the bodies and fed the spirits of many as it moved along with a people, from its original continent across seas. "Harvest" echoes this original journey as it follows a young girl recalling childhood, and discovering adulthood, all while navigating different spaces and times. Amanya Maloba's debut collection of contemporary African American vignette... read more

The food of coastal Africa has long nourished the bodies and fed the spirits of many as it moved along with a people, from its original continent across seas. "Harvest" echoes this original journey as it follows a young girl recalling childhood, and discovering adulthood, all while navigating different spaces and times. Amanya Maloba's debut collection of contemporary African American vignette... read more

You. I. Us.

Annalisa Crawford

In 'You. I. Us.' Annalisa Crawford captures everyday people during poignant defining moments in their lives: An artist puts his heart into his latest sketch, an elderly couple endures scrutiny by a fellow diner, an ex-student attempts to make amends with a girl she bullied at school, a teenager holds vigil at his friend's hospital bedside, long distance lovers promise complete devotion, a brok... read more

In 'You. I. Us.' Annalisa Crawford captures everyday people during poignant defining moments in their lives: An artist puts his heart into his latest sketch, an elderly couple endures scrutiny by a fellow diner, an ex-student attempts to make amends with a girl she bullied at school, a teenager holds vigil at his friend's hospital bedside, long distance lovers promise complete devotion, a brok... read more

Cellography

Christine Tsen

“An exquisite poetry collection, combining the musical & the natural, the spiritual & the bodily, the ascent & descent, the transcendent & the slow rot back into the soil.” —Dan Holloway, author of Evie and Guy“The music of rustling leaves, turbulence, and drenching love, and the major, minor, and melodic rhythms that flourish in these finely-tuned poems perform a concert for the heart and sou... read more

“An exquisite poetry collection, combining the musical & the natural, the spiritual & the bodily, the ascent & descent, the transcendent & the slow rot back into the soil.” —Dan Holloway, author of Evie and Guy“The music of rustling leaves, turbulence, and drenching love, and the major, minor, and melodic rhythms that flourish in these finely-tuned poems perform a concert for the heart and sou... read more

Falling For Alice

Dawn Dalton, Shari Green, Jaden Denise

​New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories ​to love. From ​the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian ​Age of the late sixties, to the ​present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on ​Lewis​ Carroll's classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen un... read more

​New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories ​to love. From ​the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian ​Age of the late sixties, to the ​present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on ​Lewis​ Carroll's classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen un... read more

Edna and Luna

Gleah Powers

An Award-winning book that recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards! Set in the American Southwest, Edna & Luna is the story of two women: a lonely, recently widowed eccentric, and a much younger new age healer. Facing old age and a hysterectomy, Edna, at 70, reminisces and ruminates about her losses as she makes unsuccessful attempts to start a new life. ... read more

An Award-winning book that recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards! Set in the American Southwest, Edna & Luna is the story of two women: a lonely, recently widowed eccentric, and a much younger new age healer. Facing old age and a hysterectomy, Edna, at 70, reminisces and ruminates about her losses as she makes unsuccessful attempts to start a new life. ... read more

It's Strange Here

JL Schneider

A Caribbean island, an inner-city stoop, the basement of a construction site—landscapes psychological and geographical, imbued with loss. But the people in 'It’s Strange Here' don’t search for solutions to this loss. They observe its effect. Describe its features. Seek the sometimes beautiful and sometimes strange solace of the other. These people speak of faith—not its resurgence, but a heigh... read more

A Caribbean island, an inner-city stoop, the basement of a construction site—landscapes psychological and geographical, imbued with loss. But the people in 'It’s Strange Here' don’t search for solutions to this loss. They observe its effect. Describe its features. Seek the sometimes beautiful and sometimes strange solace of the other. These people speak of faith—not its resurgence, but a heigh... read more

Two Syllable Men

John McCaffrey

In the tradition of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' and Ernest Hemingway's 'Men Without Women,' 'Two Syllable Men' presents the male psyche in all its fragmented glory. From William, who finds his immigrant girlfriend's English language translation notebook, and in it the words that define their growing relationship, to Steven, who is comforted whenever he spies trees or shrubs peeking out from... read more

In the tradition of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' and Ernest Hemingway's 'Men Without Women,' 'Two Syllable Men' presents the male psyche in all its fragmented glory. From William, who finds his immigrant girlfriend's English language translation notebook, and in it the words that define their growing relationship, to Steven, who is comforted whenever he spies trees or shrubs peeking out from... read more

The Crimes of Clara Turlington

Meg Johnson

In Meg Johnson's second full length poetry collection, 'The Crimes of Clara Turlington', women break the rules and pass for good girls. As the poem Slugger reveals, "I could never be / a suspect, cardigan / and pink lips." Clara Turlington and her contemporaries are contradictions, both trouble-making thrill seekers and faultless products of their environment. "... I didn't know / my mind woul... read more

In Meg Johnson's second full length poetry collection, 'The Crimes of Clara Turlington', women break the rules and pass for good girls. As the poem Slugger reveals, "I could never be / a suspect, cardigan / and pink lips." Clara Turlington and her contemporaries are contradictions, both trouble-making thrill seekers and faultless products of their environment. "... I didn't know / my mind woul... read more

Fountain of Youth

Nada Faris

Concerned with endings, resonances, and aftermaths, Fountain of Youth explores the mediation of an Arab female poet on the brink of change, documenting moments of transformation from adolescence to adulthood, from the immature stage of a mental disorder to its mature form, and from post-colonial conditions which led to the creation of a comfortable welfare state to globalization and its reperc... read more

Concerned with endings, resonances, and aftermaths, Fountain of Youth explores the mediation of an Arab female poet on the brink of change, documenting moments of transformation from adolescence to adulthood, from the immature stage of a mental disorder to its mature form, and from post-colonial conditions which led to the creation of a comfortable welfare state to globalization and its reperc... read more

The Book (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

This book is not The Book. The Book is in this book. And The Book in this book is both the goodie and the baddie.Bonnie is five. She wants to bury The Book because it is a demon that should go to hell. Penny, Bonnie’s mother, does bury The Book, but every day she digs it up and writes in it. John, Bonnie’s father, doesn’t live with them anymore. But he still likes to write in it from time to t... read more

This book is not The Book. The Book is in this book. And The Book in this book is both the goodie and the baddie.Bonnie is five. She wants to bury The Book because it is a demon that should go to hell. Penny, Bonnie’s mother, does bury The Book, but every day she digs it up and writes in it. John, Bonnie’s father, doesn’t live with them anymore. But he still likes to write in it from time to t... read more

Family Drama 3-in-1 Box Set: String Bridge, The Book, Bitter Like Orange Peel

Jessica Bell

STRING BRIDGE:Rewind.Melody loves to play guitar. She almost becomes a rock star. But then she falls in love with Alex and gives birth to her daughter, Tessa.Fast forward.Melody loves her daughter and her husband, the music promoter. Her guitar sits dusty in the corner of her bedroom. Skip.Melody can't bear it any longer and plots a return to the stage, and the person she used to be. But the o... read more

STRING BRIDGE:Rewind.Melody loves to play guitar. She almost becomes a rock star. But then she falls in love with Alex and gives birth to her daughter, Tessa.Fast forward.Melody loves her daughter and her husband, the music promoter. Her guitar sits dusty in the corner of her bedroom. Skip.Melody can't bear it any longer and plots a return to the stage, and the person she used to be. But the o... read more

Bitter Like Orange Peel (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

Six women. One man. Seven secrets. One could ruin them all.Kit is a twenty-five-year-old archaeology undergrad, who doesn’t like to get her hands dirty. Life seems purposeless. But if she could track down her father, Roger, maybe her perspective would change.The only problem—Roger is as rotten as the decomposing oranges in her back yard according to the women in her life: Ailish, her mother—an... read more

Six women. One man. Seven secrets. One could ruin them all.Kit is a twenty-five-year-old archaeology undergrad, who doesn’t like to get her hands dirty. Life seems purposeless. But if she could track down her father, Roger, maybe her perspective would change.The only problem—Roger is as rotten as the decomposing oranges in her back yard according to the women in her life: Ailish, her mother—an... read more

White Lady (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging sa... read more

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging sa... read more

Twisted Velvet Chains (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

Twisted Velvet Chains is a collection of poems which follows the experiences of a young woman growing up with a bipolar, drug addicted, Gothic musician mother. Each poem represents specific moments of their life that embrace vivid rich imagery, and illustrate the turmoil of emotions both experience while together. The collection is divided into four parts that flow one into the other from chil... read more

Twisted Velvet Chains is a collection of poems which follows the experiences of a young woman growing up with a bipolar, drug addicted, Gothic musician mother. Each poem represents specific moments of their life that embrace vivid rich imagery, and illustrate the turmoil of emotions both experience while together. The collection is divided into four parts that flow one into the other from chil... read more

Fabric (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

*Semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012: Best PoetryA rich collection of poems that take the reader on a deep tour of the psyche. Charting and moving across politics of language, Bell explores love, pain, failure and redemption from a variety of angles. Most of the poems sit at the fragile threshold of instinct and meaning, using symbol and sensation to get to the shock of denouemen... read more

*Semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012: Best PoetryA rich collection of poems that take the reader on a deep tour of the psyche. Charting and moving across politics of language, Bell explores love, pain, failure and redemption from a variety of angles. Most of the poems sit at the fragile threshold of instinct and meaning, using symbol and sensation to get to the shock of denouemen... read more

Muted and She: Two Short Stories in Verse (The Bell Collection)

Jessica Bell

Muted: It's illegal to wear clothes. In some streets, it's also illegal to sing. Concetta, a famous Italian a capella singer from before "the change," breaks these totalitarian laws. As punishment, her vocal chords are brutally slashed, and her eardrums surgically perforated. Unable to cope living a life without song, she resolves to drown herself in the river, clothed in a dress stained with ... read more

Muted: It's illegal to wear clothes. In some streets, it's also illegal to sing. Concetta, a famous Italian a capella singer from before "the change," breaks these totalitarian laws. As punishment, her vocal chords are brutally slashed, and her eardrums surgically perforated. Unable to cope living a life without song, she resolves to drown herself in the river, clothed in a dress stained with ... read more

Time & Circumstance

Theresa Milstein

"The trunk of this family is lost to history / Photo fragments remain as shadows" With subtle wit, and poignant imagery, the unrelenting passage of time connects the vignettes in Theresa Milstein's Time and Circumstance. This reflective collection of real and imagined poetry and prose, speculates on an erratic childhood, the uncertainty of adolescence, and the reality of parenthood, through fl... read more

"The trunk of this family is lost to history / Photo fragments remain as shadows" With subtle wit, and poignant imagery, the unrelenting passage of time connects the vignettes in Theresa Milstein's Time and Circumstance. This reflective collection of real and imagined poetry and prose, speculates on an erratic childhood, the uncertainty of adolescence, and the reality of parenthood, through fl... read more

The Incubus (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 4)

David Penny

For Thomas Berrington, torn between two warring civilisations, Ronda is an escape from the madness engulfing Gharnatah. For al-Zagal, the default leader of al-Andalus, it is a return to his mountain stronghold. In the year 1485 this should be a time of recovery and replenishment.Until the Spanish army arrives, spreading across the plain below towering cliffs. And someone is murdering women so ... read more

For Thomas Berrington, torn between two warring civilisations, Ronda is an escape from the madness engulfing Gharnatah. For al-Zagal, the default leader of al-Andalus, it is a return to his mountain stronghold. In the year 1485 this should be a time of recovery and replenishment.Until the Spanish army arrives, spreading across the plain below towering cliffs. And someone is murdering women so ... read more

Counterfeit (The Jim Slater series Book 2)

Stanley Salmons

The year is 2053 and Jim Slater, now a Colonel in the US Special Assignment Force, takes on a mission to protect the leaders of an American mining company as they meet with a ruthless Russian conglomerate. But when matters take a deadly turn, Slater finds himself powerless to act, frustrated by the conglomerate’s political ties.His chance comes again after a malaria outbreak in Colombia sets h... read more

The year is 2053 and Jim Slater, now a Colonel in the US Special Assignment Force, takes on a mission to protect the leaders of an American mining company as they meet with a ruthless Russian conglomerate. But when matters take a deadly turn, Slater finds himself powerless to act, frustrated by the conglomerate’s political ties.His chance comes again after a malaria outbreak in Colombia sets h... read more

Emotionless

Amie McCracken

Elias is a changeling, a man without hormones, emotionless.Emotional Modification Therapy has made logic and reason powerful, but new information questions the validity of the process. Elias has no desires. It wouldn’t be natural. Until a woman, Aloisa, walks into his lab at the hospital and unfamiliar cravings overpower him.Aloisa’s husband, Jordan, is convinced that the monetary reward for b... read more

Elias is a changeling, a man without hormones, emotionless.Emotional Modification Therapy has made logic and reason powerful, but new information questions the validity of the process. Elias has no desires. It wouldn’t be natural. Until a woman, Aloisa, walks into his lab at the hospital and unfamiliar cravings overpower him.Aloisa’s husband, Jordan, is convinced that the monetary reward for b... read more

The Butterfly Storm: (The Butterfly Storm Book 1)

Kate Frost

Four years ago life for Sophie Keech was perfect. A new start in Greece with Alekos, her boyfriend of just six weeks, removes Sophie from a mundane 9-5 job, takes her away from the difficult relationship she has with her mum, and gives her the opportunity and belief that she is finally doing something positive and exciting with her life. But a lot can change in four years. An engagement, a dom... read more

Four years ago life for Sophie Keech was perfect. A new start in Greece with Alekos, her boyfriend of just six weeks, removes Sophie from a mundane 9-5 job, takes her away from the difficult relationship she has with her mum, and gives her the opportunity and belief that she is finally doing something positive and exciting with her life. But a lot can change in four years. An engagement, a dom... read more

An Alien's Guide to the Human Species (Aliens Guide Book 1)

Deb McEwan

"This book was so amusing I was walking down the street reading it, gaining strange looks in the process each time I laughed out loud." "A fascinating look at humans from the perspective of aliens and alien spiders. Funny and intriguing I loved every page. So well written that I feel I know the families - both human and alien - intimately. I've never read anything like it before and would high... read more

"This book was so amusing I was walking down the street reading it, gaining strange looks in the process each time I laughed out loud." "A fascinating look at humans from the perspective of aliens and alien spiders. Funny and intriguing I loved every page. So well written that I feel I know the families - both human and alien - intimately. I've never read anything like it before and would high... read more

Aliens the Sequel: True Colours (Aliens Guide Book 2)

Deb McEwan

A DIFFERENT KIND OF ALIEN INVASIONUnaware that they’ve been the stars of an alien reality TV series since the day they met, Caroline and Phil Gibson are about to have a wake-up call that will change their lives forever. The sequel to ‘An Alien’s Guide to the Human Species’ – Sinister, with a touch of humour.Now that the Terries have found out about human mating rituals, relationships and the d... read more

A DIFFERENT KIND OF ALIEN INVASIONUnaware that they’ve been the stars of an alien reality TV series since the day they met, Caroline and Phil Gibson are about to have a wake-up call that will change their lives forever. The sequel to ‘An Alien’s Guide to the Human Species’ – Sinister, with a touch of humour.Now that the Terries have found out about human mating rituals, relationships and the d... read more

Exposed in Darkness: In Darkness Book 1

Heather Sunseri

"With Exposed in Darkness, Heather Sunseri has crafted a sophisticated and absorbing thriller enhanced by a high-stakes horse-racing backdrop and a hard-won romance you'll relish." - Kathy Altman, USA TodayJust days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax rec... read more

"With Exposed in Darkness, Heather Sunseri has crafted a sophisticated and absorbing thriller enhanced by a high-stakes horse-racing backdrop and a hard-won romance you'll relish." - Kathy Altman, USA TodayJust days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax rec... read more

Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?

Paul Alan Fahey, Susan Reynolds, Victoria Zackheim, Christopher Bram, Dennis Palumbo, Anne Perry, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Barbara Abercrombie, Anne R. Allen, Nathan Burgoine

In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘Stride Toward Freedom’ and Malala Yousafzai’s, ‘I Am Malala’, ‘Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?’ presents thought-provoking and compelling personal essays that probe a concept professed to be the very foundation of our democracy – a concept that may even be more vital today than in the past. From international bestselli... read more

In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘Stride Toward Freedom’ and Malala Yousafzai’s, ‘I Am Malala’, ‘Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?’ presents thought-provoking and compelling personal essays that probe a concept professed to be the very foundation of our democracy – a concept that may even be more vital today than in the past. From international bestselli... read more

Boiling Point (A Charlie Boyle Thriller Book 2)

LG Thomson

"If you like your crime fiction lean and mean, with cunning plot twists, characters you can dig (even if you wouldn't want to meet them), and a ripple of gallows humour, then check out LG Thomson, one of Scotland's best new writers." Allan Guthrie, author of Two-WaySplit, Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year.Boiling Point is a tough, noir crime thriller rippled through with dark humour.Lenny Fr... read more

"If you like your crime fiction lean and mean, with cunning plot twists, characters you can dig (even if you wouldn't want to meet them), and a ripple of gallows humour, then check out LG Thomson, one of Scotland's best new writers." Allan Guthrie, author of Two-WaySplit, Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year.Boiling Point is a tough, noir crime thriller rippled through with dark humour.Lenny Fr... read more

She Receives the Night

Robert Earle

From childhood to old age, the remarkable women of She Receives the Night bear the burden of the world’s darkness and carry it toward the light. Robert Earle’s dazzling stories illuminate the decisive moment in a woman’s life when she realizes she must break through the shells and traps of relationships gone bad, customs too confining, governments too brutal, and grief too relentless. Like the... read more

From childhood to old age, the remarkable women of She Receives the Night bear the burden of the world’s darkness and carry it toward the light. Robert Earle’s dazzling stories illuminate the decisive moment in a woman’s life when she realizes she must break through the shells and traps of relationships gone bad, customs too confining, governments too brutal, and grief too relentless. Like the... read more

Road Trip Revenge

Susan Wisnewski

The dead will speak, but only if she is willing to listen. Escaping a kidnapping with a few cuts and a bruised ego, Tisha Adams, is on fire. She needs to stop denying her unique abilities and use them to her advantage. Teaming up with her elusive boss, security expert Sam Jones, they learn her estranged brother is missing and two of his associates are dead. Are the two events connected?‬ ‪Leav... read more

The dead will speak, but only if she is willing to listen. Escaping a kidnapping with a few cuts and a bruised ego, Tisha Adams, is on fire. She needs to stop denying her unique abilities and use them to her advantage. Teaming up with her elusive boss, security expert Sam Jones, they learn her estranged brother is missing and two of his associates are dead. Are the two events connected?‬ ‪Leav... read more

Dancing in the Rain (The Italian Family Series)

Lucy Appadoo

Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself. This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to famil... read more

Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself. This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to famil... read more

The Blood That Binds (Archer and Baines Book 4)

Dave Sivers

'Two intriguing cases – one twisted plot.' – Alison Bruce'Stylish, skilful and packed with suspense.' – Sharon BoltonSOMETIMES THE PAST IS BEST LEFT ALONEThe quiet Buckinghamshire village of Houghton is reeling. Soon after twelve year old Leanne Richards is killed by a hit and run driver, the two classmates who were with her that night disappear, one by one.Jade and Becky said they couldn’t id... read more

'Two intriguing cases – one twisted plot.' – Alison Bruce'Stylish, skilful and packed with suspense.' – Sharon BoltonSOMETIMES THE PAST IS BEST LEFT ALONEThe quiet Buckinghamshire village of Houghton is reeling. Soon after twelve year old Leanne Richards is killed by a hit and run driver, the two classmates who were with her that night disappear, one by one.Jade and Becky said they couldn’t id... read more

The Appointment

Mike Maggio

When a terrifying gang goes on a rampage at a packed subway station, Professor Jeremy Withers is severely beaten and left for dead. When he regains consciousness, he continues his journey to campus, only to find his office empty: His life as an academic for 30 years has been completely erased. A surprise visit from two mysterious inspectors complicates matters further. Do they want information... read more

When a terrifying gang goes on a rampage at a packed subway station, Professor Jeremy Withers is severely beaten and left for dead. When he regains consciousness, he continues his journey to campus, only to find his office empty: His life as an academic for 30 years has been completely erased. A surprise visit from two mysterious inspectors complicates matters further. Do they want information... read more

Erin's Child (Feeney Family Sagas Book 3)

Sheelagh Kelly

Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success?It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire.After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the... read more

Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success?It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire.After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the... read more

A Long Way From Heaven (Feeney Family Sagas Book 1)

Sheelagh Kelly

The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie GoodwinOne fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs.With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set ... read more

The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie GoodwinOne fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs.With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set ... read more

For My Brother's Sins (Feeney Family Sagas Book 2)

Sheelagh Kelly

The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage…Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow ... read more

The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage…Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow ... read more

The Citadel (Amir Duran Book 1)

John Ward

Detective Amir Omar Duran was just a boy when the British invaded his beloved Granada. Now—after two decades of colonial rule—the ancient city of winding alleys and iconic architecture is a smoldering caldron of corruption, poverty and strife.On the eve of a political summit between the city’s wrangling factions, Amir is dispatched to Granada’s torrid outskirts to investigate the unusual death... read more

Detective Amir Omar Duran was just a boy when the British invaded his beloved Granada. Now—after two decades of colonial rule—the ancient city of winding alleys and iconic architecture is a smoldering caldron of corruption, poverty and strife.On the eve of a political summit between the city’s wrangling factions, Amir is dispatched to Granada’s torrid outskirts to investigate the unusual death... read more

By Heart

Fiona Cameron

We all make unwise decisions sometimes. Don't we?From childhood onwards, Lucy Simmons is obsessed with her handsome Irish brother-in-law, Richard Rainey - her 'rock', as she tells her best friend. But is he grooming her or protecting her? Whatever the answer is, once she's an adult, with a family of her own, the relationship with him threatens to blow her world apart.Will her marriage and her ... read more

We all make unwise decisions sometimes. Don't we?From childhood onwards, Lucy Simmons is obsessed with her handsome Irish brother-in-law, Richard Rainey - her 'rock', as she tells her best friend. But is he grooming her or protecting her? Whatever the answer is, once she's an adult, with a family of her own, the relationship with him threatens to blow her world apart.Will her marriage and her ... read more

Kicking Tin

Paul Charles

Kicking Tin is the story of an English boy who becomes a lead investigator with the NTSB in Washington, DC. Mike Gilham is a tin kicker, an air crash investigator. This is his story. When two planes crash on the same day, Mike Gilham is overloaded with pressures from the media. The first crash is a small plane carrying a single family. The manufacturer has been in the headlines repeatedly afte... read more

Kicking Tin is the story of an English boy who becomes a lead investigator with the NTSB in Washington, DC. Mike Gilham is a tin kicker, an air crash investigator. This is his story. When two planes crash on the same day, Mike Gilham is overloaded with pressures from the media. The first crash is a small plane carrying a single family. The manufacturer has been in the headlines repeatedly afte... read more

Exposed in Darkness (Volume 1)

Heather Sunseri

Just days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more ta... read more

Just days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more ta... read more

Cut in Darkness: In Darkness Book 2

Heather Sunseri

An outlaw biker gang, a US Senator hell-bent on vengeance, and a killer blend of heroin. None is as dangerous to Agent Brooke Fairfax as falling for Declan O'Roark.After dozens of Lexington, Kentucky’s forgotten—mostly prostitutes and the homeless—swamp local hospitals from apparent overdoses over the 4th of July weekend, Kentucky cops soon discover a new synthetic form of heroin is infecting ... read more

An outlaw biker gang, a US Senator hell-bent on vengeance, and a killer blend of heroin. None is as dangerous to Agent Brooke Fairfax as falling for Declan O'Roark.After dozens of Lexington, Kentucky’s forgotten—mostly prostitutes and the homeless—swamp local hospitals from apparent overdoses over the 4th of July weekend, Kentucky cops soon discover a new synthetic form of heroin is infecting ... read more

Locksley

P. C. Dettmann

Paul Locksley's latest assignment was supposed to re-establish his career as a dependable spy. Not an excellent or indispensable one, but dependable. If only things had turned out that way.Locksley is the first in a series of classical spy thrillers updated for the modern era. Sent as a teacher in a girls' boarding school in a small but affluent town in the Home Counties, Paul Locksley immedia... read more

Paul Locksley's latest assignment was supposed to re-establish his career as a dependable spy. Not an excellent or indispensable one, but dependable. If only things had turned out that way.Locksley is the first in a series of classical spy thrillers updated for the modern era. Sent as a teacher in a girls' boarding school in a small but affluent town in the Home Counties, Paul Locksley immedia... read more

Ernest Zevon

P. C. Dettmann

Masterfully crafted by prolific writer, P.C. Dettmann, ‘Ernest Zevon’ embroils readers in the dark and fascinating underworld of Soho, as an unlikely friendship sparks between two musicians, and they tour the country to do far more than innocently play music. Romantic yet chilling, the narrative could easily have inspired a song by the late Leonard Cohen – yet it is original enough to be a hal... read more

Masterfully crafted by prolific writer, P.C. Dettmann, ‘Ernest Zevon’ embroils readers in the dark and fascinating underworld of Soho, as an unlikely friendship sparks between two musicians, and they tour the country to do far more than innocently play music. Romantic yet chilling, the narrative could easily have inspired a song by the late Leonard Cohen – yet it is original enough to be a hal... read more

The Englishman Boxed Set: Books 1, 2 & 3

Helena Halme

She is a student from Finland. He is a dashing British Navy Officer. Can their love go the distance? The first three books in this best-selling tumultuous love story between a beautiful Finnish student and a handsome British Navy Officer are now compiled into one beautiful boxed set! The Englishman series, a long-distance military romance set in 1980s Finland and Britain is 'unputdownable' and... read more

She is a student from Finland. He is a dashing British Navy Officer. Can their love go the distance? The first three books in this best-selling tumultuous love story between a beautiful Finnish student and a handsome British Navy Officer are now compiled into one beautiful boxed set! The Englishman series, a long-distance military romance set in 1980s Finland and Britain is 'unputdownable' and... read more

Readers' Journal

Lucy Appadoo

After an introduction about the reading culture, this reading journal offers many pages for keeping a record of all the fiction and nonfiction books you’ve read and wish to read next. Each section begins with an inspiring quote followed by prompts to help you write about a book you want to remember. The categories include plot, genre, character profiles, learnings/reflections from the book, ho... read more

After an introduction about the reading culture, this reading journal offers many pages for keeping a record of all the fiction and nonfiction books you’ve read and wish to read next. Each section begins with an inspiring quote followed by prompts to help you write about a book you want to remember. The categories include plot, genre, character profiles, learnings/reflections from the book, ho... read more

Your Holistic Career Path: Create Career Change, Satisfaction, and Work/Life Balance

Lucy Appadoo

When was the last time you took a meaningful look at your career and lifestyle, including work-life balance? As a registered counsellor focusing on vocational rehabilitation, Lucy Appadoo will guide you along the path to a more satisfying career and life. You’ll gain insights into how to attain career fulfillment, overcome stress, and create a healthy work/life balance within a holistic framew... read more

When was the last time you took a meaningful look at your career and lifestyle, including work-life balance? As a registered counsellor focusing on vocational rehabilitation, Lucy Appadoo will guide you along the path to a more satisfying career and life. You’ll gain insights into how to attain career fulfillment, overcome stress, and create a healthy work/life balance within a holistic framew... read more

The Beauty of Tears (The Italian Family Series)

Lucy Appadoo

Twelve-year-old Roberto Morandi and his siblings work hard to keep their family afloat as their parents, Maria and Giovanni, struggle to survive financially in post-war Italy. When the financial stress threatens their parents’ marriage, a family friend, Salvatore, becomes their saving grace. However, a sudden turn of events leads to death and deception, placing their survival further at risk. ... read more

Twelve-year-old Roberto Morandi and his siblings work hard to keep their family afloat as their parents, Maria and Giovanni, struggle to survive financially in post-war Italy. When the financial stress threatens their parents’ marriage, a family friend, Salvatore, becomes their saving grace. However, a sudden turn of events leads to death and deception, placing their survival further at risk. ... read more

A New Life (The Italian Family Series)

Lucy Appadoo

Valeria Allegro was hoping to embark on a life of freedom when she left Italy to travel to Australia for an arranged marriage with Roberto Morandi. The last thing she expected to encounter was harassment by Roberto's friend and neighbour, Luca Abandonato. Valeria begins to wonder if marrying a virtual stranger at eighteen was a wise decision, especially when her new husband and his family demo... read more

Valeria Allegro was hoping to embark on a life of freedom when she left Italy to travel to Australia for an arranged marriage with Roberto Morandi. The last thing she expected to encounter was harassment by Roberto's friend and neighbour, Luca Abandonato. Valeria begins to wonder if marrying a virtual stranger at eighteen was a wise decision, especially when her new husband and his family demo... read more

Did You Doctor Pass Communications 101?: How Miscommunication Endangers Your Life

Gordon Heinrichs

Did Your Doctor Pass Communications 101?, reveals why your doctor’s ability to communicate information to you—so that you understand—is at least as important as his/her skills at diagnosis, medical instrumentation, or knowledge of the newest medical discovery. It’s central to your health because miscommunication of medical information is one of the most common causes of death in the U.S. A “go... read more

Did Your Doctor Pass Communications 101?, reveals why your doctor’s ability to communicate information to you—so that you understand—is at least as important as his/her skills at diagnosis, medical instrumentation, or knowledge of the newest medical discovery. It’s central to your health because miscommunication of medical information is one of the most common causes of death in the U.S. A “go... read more

Left Out (Looking for Normal Book 1)

Jean Gill

Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award."A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make? Shocked at discov... read more

Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award."A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make? Shocked at discov... read more

Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)

Jean Gill

"Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian. Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic w... read more

"Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian. Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic w... read more

Holistic Spiritual and Mental Health: Building Resilience and Creativity by Conquering Anxiety and Managing Stress

Lucy Appadoo

Do you crave health and wellness? Do you love helping people but find yourself prone to burnout and anxiety? Do you desire more time for yourself and wish to be more creative and resourceful? In Holistic Spiritual and Mental Health: Building Resilience and Creativity by Conquering Anxiety and Managing Stress, Lucy Appadoo provides theoretical details and practical techniques to help you with s... read more

Do you crave health and wellness? Do you love helping people but find yourself prone to burnout and anxiety? Do you desire more time for yourself and wish to be more creative and resourceful? In Holistic Spiritual and Mental Health: Building Resilience and Creativity by Conquering Anxiety and Managing Stress, Lucy Appadoo provides theoretical details and practical techniques to help you with s... read more

Residuum of Ravenstone: Book One of the Epic Fantasy Series: The Ruins of Rytus

Emily Reading

The ancient nation of Rytus and her citizens, betrayed by the gods once before at Ravenstone, can no longer escape the lies of their ancestors. Defined by the colour of their blood, the people of Rytus rose from the ashes before, but when challenged, will they obey the gods or rise to their mantel?Only a series of catastrophic events, echoing the fall of Ravenstone, will drive our heroes to qu... read more

The ancient nation of Rytus and her citizens, betrayed by the gods once before at Ravenstone, can no longer escape the lies of their ancestors. Defined by the colour of their blood, the people of Rytus rose from the ashes before, but when challenged, will they obey the gods or rise to their mantel?Only a series of catastrophic events, echoing the fall of Ravenstone, will drive our heroes to qu... read more

Who Killed Constable Cock?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Case (Victorian Supersleuth Investigates Book 2)

Angela Buckley

Murder, mystery and a miscarriage of justiceAt midnight on 1 August 1876, PC Nicholas Cock was patrolling his beat in the leafy suburbs of Manchester. Two shots rang out in the dark and the young constable fell to the ground. Irish labourer William Habron was convicted of his murder. Later, in an unexpected twist of events, a startling confession by notorious burglar Charlie Peace, turned this... read more

Murder, mystery and a miscarriage of justiceAt midnight on 1 August 1876, PC Nicholas Cock was patrolling his beat in the leafy suburbs of Manchester. Two shots rang out in the dark and the young constable fell to the ground. Irish labourer William Habron was convicted of his murder. Later, in an unexpected twist of events, a startling confession by notorious burglar Charlie Peace, turned this... read more

Sorry Time

Anthony Maguire

You're driving along a lonely outback road when suddenly a kangaroo leaps out in front of you. Your car is wrecked and then things rapidly go downhill from there as you find yourself under attack from a pack of wild dogs. Having survived that, you cross bloody paths with a pair of violent criminals who've murdered two people on a remote Aboriginal community. And then things go REALLY pear-shap... read more

You're driving along a lonely outback road when suddenly a kangaroo leaps out in front of you. Your car is wrecked and then things rapidly go downhill from there as you find yourself under attack from a pack of wild dogs. Having survived that, you cross bloody paths with a pair of violent criminals who've murdered two people on a remote Aboriginal community. And then things go REALLY pear-shap... read more

Cannon's Mouth: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Series Book 5)

W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 20: Any hunch so strong that it hurts just has to be right.It’s not a typical day when Rafferty gets mistaken for a hitman. Always the altruist, Rafferty tries to warn the intended victim, only to find someone has beaten him to it.Max Krandorff is dead and mutilated and Rafferty’s left holding the bag. Full of cash.Rafferty soon discovers that Max’s business partner, Carl, is b... read more

Rafferty’s Rule 20: Any hunch so strong that it hurts just has to be right.It’s not a typical day when Rafferty gets mistaken for a hitman. Always the altruist, Rafferty tries to warn the intended victim, only to find someone has beaten him to it.Max Krandorff is dead and mutilated and Rafferty’s left holding the bag. Full of cash.Rafferty soon discovers that Max’s business partner, Carl, is b... read more

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Series Book 4)

W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 19: When you can’t tell the bad guys from the good guys, it’s time to get the hell out.It hurts to admit it, but Toby Wells played Rafferty like a bar-room fiddle, and Luis Ortega is dead. And while the cops know Rafferty didn’t pull the trigger, that cold comfort won’t stop him from looking for the sonofabitch who did. Only problem is, he’s a little occupied right now trying t... read more

Rafferty’s Rule 19: When you can’t tell the bad guys from the good guys, it’s time to get the hell out.It hurts to admit it, but Toby Wells played Rafferty like a bar-room fiddle, and Luis Ortega is dead. And while the cops know Rafferty didn’t pull the trigger, that cold comfort won’t stop him from looking for the sonofabitch who did. Only problem is, he’s a little occupied right now trying t... read more

Rafferty's Rules: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Series Book 1)

W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 23: You show me a man who always fights fair and I’ll show you a man who loses too often.Fifteen years ago, Rafferty saved Vivian Mollison from a crazed junkie who tried to blow her head off. A lot has changed since then. Rafferty’s no longer a cop, and Vivian’s now twenty five, studying sociology at SMU, with a father who made a fortune in computers.So when Rafferty gets summo... read more

Rafferty’s Rule 23: You show me a man who always fights fair and I’ll show you a man who loses too often.Fifteen years ago, Rafferty saved Vivian Mollison from a crazed junkie who tried to blow her head off. A lot has changed since then. Rafferty’s no longer a cop, and Vivian’s now twenty five, studying sociology at SMU, with a father who made a fortune in computers.So when Rafferty gets summo... read more

Last Seen Alive: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Series Book 2)

W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 26: When in doubt, raise hell and see who complains about the noise.Rafferty’s taking a vacation in a small Texas town when he gets arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. But someone butchered Cynthia Lawson, and Rafferty was one of the last people to see her alive, so he’s involved, whether he likes it or not.Faster than you can say, “Five hundred on Texas A&M in the Bowl Gam... read more

Rafferty’s Rule 26: When in doubt, raise hell and see who complains about the noise.Rafferty’s taking a vacation in a small Texas town when he gets arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. But someone butchered Cynthia Lawson, and Rafferty was one of the last people to see her alive, so he’s involved, whether he likes it or not.Faster than you can say, “Five hundred on Texas A&M in the Bowl Gam... read more

Poor Dead Cricket: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Series Book 3)

W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 39: Smiting the wicked sounds biblical, but mostly it’s just good clean fun.Cricket Dawes is dead, and an explosive corporate dossier is in the wind. It’s not the first time Rafferty’s had a case with a dead woman, but why is he the only one who seems to care? The cops think it was a routine mugging gone bad; Winchester just wants the files to prove the local nuclear plant is d... read more

Rafferty’s Rule 39: Smiting the wicked sounds biblical, but mostly it’s just good clean fun.Cricket Dawes is dead, and an explosive corporate dossier is in the wind. It’s not the first time Rafferty’s had a case with a dead woman, but why is he the only one who seems to care? The cops think it was a routine mugging gone bad; Winchester just wants the files to prove the local nuclear plant is d... read more

The Inquisitor (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery Book 5)

David Penny

What price a man’s soul?Summoned to attend the Spanish Queen, English surgeon Thomas Berrington discovers Sevilla in turmoil. Plague ravages the city, and the Inquisition takes both innocent and guilty alike.Amongst this chaos Thomas must investigate a series of killings. Two victims are taken together, but for what reason?Seeking his help is an old enemy, but can a man change so much? Thomas ... read more

What price a man’s soul?Summoned to attend the Spanish Queen, English surgeon Thomas Berrington discovers Sevilla in turmoil. Plague ravages the city, and the Inquisition takes both innocent and guilty alike.Amongst this chaos Thomas must investigate a series of killings. Two victims are taken together, but for what reason?Seeking his help is an old enemy, but can a man change so much? Thomas ... read more

GUTS

Janet Buttenwieser

At age 24, Janet Buttenwieser moved to Seattle with a résumé devoted to public service and fantasies of single-handedly ending poverty. But within a year she’d developed an intestinal illness so rare she wound up in a medical journal. Janet navigated misdiagnosis, multiple surgeries, and life with a permanent colostomy. Like many female patients her concerns were glossed over by doctors. She w... read more

At age 24, Janet Buttenwieser moved to Seattle with a résumé devoted to public service and fantasies of single-handedly ending poverty. But within a year she’d developed an intestinal illness so rare she wound up in a medical journal. Janet navigated misdiagnosis, multiple surgeries, and life with a permanent colostomy. Like many female patients her concerns were glossed over by doctors. She w... read more

Still River (The Redemption Mountain Collection Book 2)

Jason Taylor Morgan

In book 2 of The Redemption Mountain Collection, high mountain Appalachian girl Aniah Galcinda Moray is twelve years old when the Confederate Home Guard kills her family—her magical Johnson mother, her Melungeon father, her two brothers, and the baby. Perched high above the scene in a tree house when the massacre takes place, Aniah and her deaf and mute little sister Gracie watch in horrified ... read more

In book 2 of The Redemption Mountain Collection, high mountain Appalachian girl Aniah Galcinda Moray is twelve years old when the Confederate Home Guard kills her family—her magical Johnson mother, her Melungeon father, her two brothers, and the baby. Perched high above the scene in a tree house when the massacre takes place, Aniah and her deaf and mute little sister Gracie watch in horrified ... read more

The Red Field (The Redemption Mountain Collection Book 1)

Jason Taylor Morgan

During the Civil War, twenty-five magical Johnson women hiding from Sherman’s Army were killed in the family up mountain cemetery. Since then, the slain Johnsons have haunted it and turned it into powerful healing ground, known as the Red Field.Settled deep in 1928 Appalachia, each of the 1,199 townspeople of Redemption knows that nineteen-year-old Ruby Johnson, the last descendant of the John... read more

During the Civil War, twenty-five magical Johnson women hiding from Sherman’s Army were killed in the family up mountain cemetery. Since then, the slain Johnsons have haunted it and turned it into powerful healing ground, known as the Red Field.Settled deep in 1928 Appalachia, each of the 1,199 townspeople of Redemption knows that nineteen-year-old Ruby Johnson, the last descendant of the John... read more

Magnificent Among the Angelfish

Jason Taylor Morgan

Meet 15-year-old poet savant, James Freer -- a bright, vocal, imaginative, charming and irreverent young man -- and lifelong resident of the Elsie Whitney Psychiatric Hospital and School in Magnolia Massachusetts. James suffers from Capgras Syndrome, a rare condition where the sufferer believes life is full of impostors - possibly even including him.Another of author Jason Taylor Morgan's deep... read more

Meet 15-year-old poet savant, James Freer -- a bright, vocal, imaginative, charming and irreverent young man -- and lifelong resident of the Elsie Whitney Psychiatric Hospital and School in Magnolia Massachusetts. James suffers from Capgras Syndrome, a rare condition where the sufferer believes life is full of impostors - possibly even including him.Another of author Jason Taylor Morgan's deep... read more

O'ROURKE, THE MEDICINE MAN: The Return of the Unkillable Indian

Jason Taylor Morgan

O’ROURKE, THE MEDICINE MAN is the story of fifty-year-old Bostonian John G.F. O’Rourke who wakes up one morning suddenly dissatisfied with the normalcy of his life. A man grounded in corporate America, he resigns his big career, sells his waterfront condominium, and puts his possessions in storage. In his blood red BMW 525i, with the clothes on his back and a wallet full of gold cards, he sets... read more

O’ROURKE, THE MEDICINE MAN is the story of fifty-year-old Bostonian John G.F. O’Rourke who wakes up one morning suddenly dissatisfied with the normalcy of his life. A man grounded in corporate America, he resigns his big career, sells his waterfront condominium, and puts his possessions in storage. In his blood red BMW 525i, with the clothes on his back and a wallet full of gold cards, he sets... read more

The Sat Nav Diaries

Adrian Sturrock

"I had an idea for a road trip; a sports car I shouldn't have bought; and a wife to point out that what looks entirely feasible on a scaled map can actually be quite a long way away."This isn't a travelogue; it's much less than that. If you are looking for a font-of-all knowledge encyclopaedic guru that will help you plan your next European adventure, you'll hate this book. However, if you've ... read more

"I had an idea for a road trip; a sports car I shouldn't have bought; and a wife to point out that what looks entirely feasible on a scaled map can actually be quite a long way away."This isn't a travelogue; it's much less than that. If you are looking for a font-of-all knowledge encyclopaedic guru that will help you plan your next European adventure, you'll hate this book. However, if you've ... read more

Wixon's Day (Estalia Book 1)

Phil Williams

He just wanted to see what was left of the world. He never meant to join the war to save it.Marquos drifts through the cloud-concealed Empire of Estalia, searching for hope of a better future as he scavenges to survive. In the Deadland of the North, they say the sky is clear, and the stars shine. Marquos dreams of seeing it. He believes there is beauty there, even as he drifts into a world of ... read more

He just wanted to see what was left of the world. He never meant to join the war to save it.Marquos drifts through the cloud-concealed Empire of Estalia, searching for hope of a better future as he scavenges to survive. In the Deadland of the North, they say the sky is clear, and the stars shine. Marquos dreams of seeing it. He believes there is beauty there, even as he drifts into a world of ... read more

Balfair's Confinement: An Estalia Novella

Phil Williams

Isolated in the derelict estate of the engineer Balfair, with only a miserable fellow slave for company, Deni dreams of a new life. When her master excludes her from his secretive project, having dragged a mysterious fuel from the swamp, she finally sees her chance. Deni will do whatever it takes - even if it means bringing the full weight of the war-mongering Guard upon them.The results may b... read more

Isolated in the derelict estate of the engineer Balfair, with only a miserable fellow slave for company, Deni dreams of a new life. When her master excludes her from his secretive project, having dragged a mysterious fuel from the swamp, she finally sees her chance. Deni will do whatever it takes - even if it means bringing the full weight of the war-mongering Guard upon them.The results may b... read more

Aftan Whispers (Estalia)

Phil Williams

He didn't know how savage the world was - until he met Deni.As the days grow darker in the Estalian Empire, young Tyler stays positive by helping others. But when he meets a girl on the run with enemies in the highest places, Tyler's life gets complicated fast. Deni isn't afraid to kill, and she’s got a secret that could tear apart the sky.In a mortal chase that takes them from a besieged city... read more

He didn't know how savage the world was - until he met Deni.As the days grow darker in the Estalian Empire, young Tyler stays positive by helping others. But when he meets a girl on the run with enemies in the highest places, Tyler's life gets complicated fast. Deni isn't afraid to kill, and she’s got a secret that could tear apart the sky.In a mortal chase that takes them from a besieged city... read more

Someone Like Me: When your secret affair becomes front page news...

Pam Francis

Women's romantic fiction which tells the story of chef Lottie Gilbert who falls in love with a celebrity...and a married one at that! Lottie, 39, chef at the vintage cafe The Loft, is resigned to singledom in a sleepy Hertfordshire village with just Colin her cat for company. When superstar Daniel French drops into The Loft for lunch, everything changes as Lottie discovers that a life lived in... read more

Women's romantic fiction which tells the story of chef Lottie Gilbert who falls in love with a celebrity...and a married one at that! Lottie, 39, chef at the vintage cafe The Loft, is resigned to singledom in a sleepy Hertfordshire village with just Colin her cat for company. When superstar Daniel French drops into The Loft for lunch, everything changes as Lottie discovers that a life lived in... read more

Song Hereafter: 1153: Hispania and the Isles of Albion (The Troubadours Quartet Book 4)

Jean Gill

Thrilling conclusion to an award-winning series. Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction. FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf and the Chaucer Awards. The Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice.Dragonetz and Estela: the troubadours. They thought they knew each other but they didn't even know themselves.Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England... read more

Thrilling conclusion to an award-winning series. Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction. FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf and the Chaucer Awards. The Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice.Dragonetz and Estela: the troubadours. They thought they knew each other but they didn't even know themselves.Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England... read more

The Era of Lanterns and Bells

Ann Tinkham

In The Era of Lanterns and Bells, a lighthouse is haunted by the memory of lighthouse keepers, a train operator is forever changed by a subway suicide, a journalist befriends a homeless virtuoso, an orca trainer believes she's a whale, an aerialist runs away from the circus, and a Golden Gate Bridge jumper saves lives with fortune cookies. An obese woman is rescued from being a shut-in, a woma... read more

In The Era of Lanterns and Bells, a lighthouse is haunted by the memory of lighthouse keepers, a train operator is forever changed by a subway suicide, a journalist befriends a homeless virtuoso, an orca trainer believes she's a whale, an aerialist runs away from the circus, and a Golden Gate Bridge jumper saves lives with fortune cookies. An obese woman is rescued from being a shut-in, a woma... read more

All That Wasted Heat

Jonathan Hadwen

Part observation, part imaginings, this string of short vignettes walks us through an urban and psychological landscape of Australia—the isolation and loneliness of city life—that is both unsettling and serene. From the very first lines you’ll be transported back into your years of city living, when you lived in such painful proximity to people that you knew their daily schedules, the sound of... read more

Part observation, part imaginings, this string of short vignettes walks us through an urban and psychological landscape of Australia—the isolation and loneliness of city life—that is both unsettling and serene. From the very first lines you’ll be transported back into your years of city living, when you lived in such painful proximity to people that you knew their daily schedules, the sound of... read more

Shape of Emptiness

Chumki Sharma

The lyric gift of Chumki Sharma’s poems in this collection crumples convention with a whimsical soft touch. Her drug works quickly in poem after poem, whether she is summing up the whole universe of single motherhood in “My Little Van Gogh” or letting the coffee cup of no substance disappear into herself as in “Shape of Emptiness.” Or is it herself disappearing into her poetry? The collection ... read more

The lyric gift of Chumki Sharma’s poems in this collection crumples convention with a whimsical soft touch. Her drug works quickly in poem after poem, whether she is summing up the whole universe of single motherhood in “My Little Van Gogh” or letting the coffee cup of no substance disappear into herself as in “Shape of Emptiness.” Or is it herself disappearing into her poetry? The collection ... read more

The Walmart Book of the Dead

Lucy Biederman

As for who reads this bookAnd who follows its spellsI know your nameYou will not die after your deathIn WalmartYou will not perish foreverFor I know your nameSo begins this darkly comic incantation on the gods and scourges of the 21st century. The Walmart Book of the Dead was inspired by the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, funerary texts with accompanying illustrations containing spells to ... read more

As for who reads this bookAnd who follows its spellsI know your nameYou will not die after your deathIn WalmartYou will not perish foreverFor I know your nameSo begins this darkly comic incantation on the gods and scourges of the 21st century. The Walmart Book of the Dead was inspired by the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, funerary texts with accompanying illustrations containing spells to ... read more

The Mother I Imagined, The Mom I Knew: A Hybrid Memoir

Paul Alan Fahey

In the tradition of Patrick Dennis and Truman Capote, and of Tennessee Williams’ memory play, The Glass Menagerie, Paul Alan Fahey’s memoir, The Mom I Knew, The Mother I Imagined, recounts a son’s loving yet often maddening relationship with his mother over four decades. Told in a hybrid mix of memoir, short fiction, and poetry, the author tells of their nomadic existence in the 1950s; his mot... read more

In the tradition of Patrick Dennis and Truman Capote, and of Tennessee Williams’ memory play, The Glass Menagerie, Paul Alan Fahey’s memoir, The Mom I Knew, The Mother I Imagined, recounts a son’s loving yet often maddening relationship with his mother over four decades. Told in a hybrid mix of memoir, short fiction, and poetry, the author tells of their nomadic existence in the 1950s; his mot... read more

The Blood That Binds (Archer and Baines Book 4)

Dave Sivers

'Two intriguing cases – one twisted plot.' – Alison Bruce'Stylish, skilful and packed with suspense.' – Sharon BoltonSOMETIMES THE PAST IS BEST LEFT ALONEThe quiet Buckinghamshire village of Houghton is reeling. Soon after twelve year old Leanne Richards is killed by a hit and run driver, the two classmates who were with her that night disappear, one by one.Jade and Becky said they couldn’t id... read more

'Two intriguing cases – one twisted plot.' – Alison Bruce'Stylish, skilful and packed with suspense.' – Sharon BoltonSOMETIMES THE PAST IS BEST LEFT ALONEThe quiet Buckinghamshire village of Houghton is reeling. Soon after twelve year old Leanne Richards is killed by a hit and run driver, the two classmates who were with her that night disappear, one by one.Jade and Becky said they couldn’t id... read more

Flow (The Flow Series Book 1)

Clare Littlemore

A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A sin... read more

A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A sin... read more

Break (The Flow Series Book 2)

Clare Littlemore

Broken.It’s been three months since Quin transferred to Patrol and discovered the terrifying truth about the community she lives in. Citizens of The Beck are disposable and those in charge are capable of terrible cruelty. Vowing to protect those around her, Quin has joined the Resistance. But she knows she is risking everything.Rebellion of any kind must be secretive and clever. Gathering enou... read more

Broken.It’s been three months since Quin transferred to Patrol and discovered the terrifying truth about the community she lives in. Citizens of The Beck are disposable and those in charge are capable of terrible cruelty. Vowing to protect those around her, Quin has joined the Resistance. But she knows she is risking everything.Rebellion of any kind must be secretive and clever. Gathering enou... read more

Both Sides of My Skin

Elizabeth Trach

Motherhood doesn't always look like the sentiments from a greeting card.This collection of four short stories explores the reality of pregnancy and motherhood, from the uncertainty of waiting for pregnancy test results to the strange feeling of not being in control of your own body during pregnancy, labor, and the sometimes suffocating routines of parenting young children. The stories take an ... read more

Motherhood doesn't always look like the sentiments from a greeting card.This collection of four short stories explores the reality of pregnancy and motherhood, from the uncertainty of waiting for pregnancy test results to the strange feeling of not being in control of your own body during pregnancy, labor, and the sometimes suffocating routines of parenting young children. The stories take an ... read more

The Reich Legacy: A Jim Slater novel (The Jim Slater series Book 3)

Stanley Salmons

The year is 2056 and Colonel Jim Slater is now Commanding Officer of the US Special Assignment Force.A sergeant in Jim’s command goes on a killing spree during a mission in the Honduras. A friend from Jim’s days with the 22 SAS sets out on a murderous rampage in Nigeria. Coincidence? Jim doesn’t think so.His investigation finds him pitched against a powerful adversary with an extreme right-win... read more

The year is 2056 and Colonel Jim Slater is now Commanding Officer of the US Special Assignment Force.A sergeant in Jim’s command goes on a killing spree during a mission in the Honduras. A friend from Jim’s days with the 22 SAS sets out on a murderous rampage in Nigeria. Coincidence? Jim doesn’t think so.His investigation finds him pitched against a powerful adversary with an extreme right-win... read more

Ahab's Daughter (The Werewhale Saga Book 1)

Ron Vitale

A sea of danger and magic. A family that can’t stay clear of the water…Morgan refuses to let her twin brother suffer the same fate as their whale-obsessed father Captain Ahab. Despite her efforts to keep Nathan on dry land, her brother can’t resist the siren song of the sea and rumors of untold treasures on the Island of Nightmares…Before Nathan can drop anchor and find his bounty, his crew en... read more

A sea of danger and magic. A family that can’t stay clear of the water…Morgan refuses to let her twin brother suffer the same fate as their whale-obsessed father Captain Ahab. Despite her efforts to keep Nathan on dry land, her brother can’t resist the siren song of the sea and rumors of untold treasures on the Island of Nightmares…Before Nathan can drop anchor and find his bounty, his crew en... read more

Lyrics of a Blackbird

Persia Walker

A sweeping tale of old loves and festering hatreds, this story will plunge you into the glittering world of the Harlem Renaissance, from the wealthy salons of its movers and shakers to the crowded tenements of its poor. Years earlier, David McKay, an attorney from a prominent Strivers' Row family, mysteriously disappeared while on a covert mission in the South. Now, he’s back, drawn home by th... read more

A sweeping tale of old loves and festering hatreds, this story will plunge you into the glittering world of the Harlem Renaissance, from the wealthy salons of its movers and shakers to the crowded tenements of its poor. Years earlier, David McKay, an attorney from a prominent Strivers' Row family, mysteriously disappeared while on a covert mission in the South. Now, he’s back, drawn home by th... read more

Legacy of a Wallflower (The Northam Series Book 2)

C. L. Howland

A heart-wrenching story of love and loss set in the mountains of rural Vermont.Flashing blue lights and a pink sandal in the middle of a rural Vermont road mark the end of a dream for Mina Mason. The tragic accident halts her elopement to Sam Miller and takes her family—all except her peculiar mother. Left as the sole caregiver to her aging parent amid piles of hoarded possessions with no resp... read more

A heart-wrenching story of love and loss set in the mountains of rural Vermont.Flashing blue lights and a pink sandal in the middle of a rural Vermont road mark the end of a dream for Mina Mason. The tragic accident halts her elopement to Sam Miller and takes her family—all except her peculiar mother. Left as the sole caregiver to her aging parent amid piles of hoarded possessions with no resp... read more

Survivors' Dawn: A Heroic Story of Three College Women's Fight for Justice

Ashley Warren

A heroic story of three college women’s fight for justiceIf your daughter or son is bound for college (or already there), you should read this novel, and they should, too.At first glance, Brooke Flanagan, Lauren Le, and Nikki Towers have little in common: a churchgoing virgin, a party girl, and a resident advisor. But they all have their own dreams, dreams that can be shattered in a single nig... read more

A heroic story of three college women’s fight for justiceIf your daughter or son is bound for college (or already there), you should read this novel, and they should, too.At first glance, Brooke Flanagan, Lauren Le, and Nikki Towers have little in common: a churchgoing virgin, a party girl, and a resident advisor. But they all have their own dreams, dreams that can be shattered in a single nig... read more

A Deadly Rejection: How far would you go to get what you want?

LM Milford

How far would you go to get what you want?Beneath the bustling, respectable exterior of the Kent town of Allensbury lies a world of corruption and greed.When local news reporter Dan Sullivan scents a story, he begins to ask questions. But when his source dies in mysterious circumstances, Dan is implicated. He is quickly drawn into a world of lies, ambition and avarice as he fights to clear his... read more

How far would you go to get what you want?Beneath the bustling, respectable exterior of the Kent town of Allensbury lies a world of corruption and greed.When local news reporter Dan Sullivan scents a story, he begins to ask questions. But when his source dies in mysterious circumstances, Dan is implicated. He is quickly drawn into a world of lies, ambition and avarice as he fights to clear his... read more

Wolf Wind

Jane Wade Scarlet

An unusual young man who rarely smiles, Cub keeps his own counsel. A ‘horse whisperer’ with a convoluted past, flawed hero and fighter of battles, he is helped to escape a life of ill treatment by the girl who was once advised to call him ‘brother’.Running the gamut of adventure and adversity, he crosses a vast landscape on the back of a stallion he has tamed to bear a rider. He encounters tho... read more

An unusual young man who rarely smiles, Cub keeps his own counsel. A ‘horse whisperer’ with a convoluted past, flawed hero and fighter of battles, he is helped to escape a life of ill treatment by the girl who was once advised to call him ‘brother’.Running the gamut of adventure and adversity, he crosses a vast landscape on the back of a stallion he has tamed to bear a rider. He encounters tho... read more

Toyz On Demand!

Ian Keldoulis

The North Pole is melting, Santa’s days are numbered. Selling out to the Internet giant, Toyz On Demand!, is his ticket to happiness. But, when Santa visits New York to promote the deal, his most trusted elf is busted by the NYPD with the magic powder that makes reindeer fly. The image of Christmas goes down the drain and holiday shopping tanks, taking the economy with it.

The North Pole is melting, Santa’s days are numbered. Selling out to the Internet giant, Toyz On Demand!, is his ticket to happiness. But, when Santa visits New York to promote the deal, his most trusted elf is busted by the NYPD with the magic powder that makes reindeer fly. The image of Christmas goes down the drain and holiday shopping tanks, taking the economy with it.

Dead By Design: A gripping serial killer thriller with unexpected & shocking twists (Detective Deans Book 2)

James D Mortain

How far would you go to save the lives you value the most?Detective Deans is back in this highly anticipated crime thriller sequel, but this time he seeks far more than just the truth!A young couple in their prime is found dead in the marital bed. As they lie naked, staring at each other with eyes wide open – filled with fear, his colleagues assume a double suicide, but Detective Andrew Deans ... read more

How far would you go to save the lives you value the most?Detective Deans is back in this highly anticipated crime thriller sequel, but this time he seeks far more than just the truth!A young couple in their prime is found dead in the marital bed. As they lie naked, staring at each other with eyes wide open – filled with fear, his colleagues assume a double suicide, but Detective Andrew Deans ... read more

A Turbulent Mind: A Poetry Collection of a Mother's Journey with Alzheimer's

Jay Artale

Amid Alzheimer’s storm are rainbow moments that lead to pots of gold and flashes of sunshine that push dark clouds away. The 39 poems in this collection were inspired by the authors experiences and interactions with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The most useful thing those of us on the outside of this disease can do is live in the moment and embrace the moments of joy that stil... read more

Amid Alzheimer’s storm are rainbow moments that lead to pots of gold and flashes of sunshine that push dark clouds away. The 39 poems in this collection were inspired by the authors experiences and interactions with her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The most useful thing those of us on the outside of this disease can do is live in the moment and embrace the moments of joy that stil... read more

The Northerner

Piri Shepherd

The ice is melting. In the Arctic city of Nunavut, the storm waves reach higher every year. In Sydney, on the other side of the world, the authorities have abandoned the city’s fashionable beaches and erected monolithic sea defences. And the illegal Dreadnaught mining operation threatens to tear up the tundra’s reserves of permafrost and release enough methane to tip the world’s oceans into in... read more

The ice is melting. In the Arctic city of Nunavut, the storm waves reach higher every year. In Sydney, on the other side of the world, the authorities have abandoned the city’s fashionable beaches and erected monolithic sea defences. And the illegal Dreadnaught mining operation threatens to tear up the tundra’s reserves of permafrost and release enough methane to tip the world’s oceans into in... read more

The English Heart (The Nordic Heart Romance Series Book 1)

Helena Halme

Kaisa realized she’d never felt like this before. This was love. The stuff she’d read about in books since she was a teenager; the films she’d watched. This was how Ryan O’Neal felt about Ali MacGraw in Love Story, and Barbra Streisand about Robert Redford in, The Way We Were. Kaisa grinned. She’d wanted to pose the same question to the Englishman that Katie had to Hubbell, ‘Do you smile ALL t... read more

Kaisa realized she’d never felt like this before. This was love. The stuff she’d read about in books since she was a teenager; the films she’d watched. This was how Ryan O’Neal felt about Ali MacGraw in Love Story, and Barbra Streisand about Robert Redford in, The Way We Were. Kaisa grinned. She’d wanted to pose the same question to the Englishman that Katie had to Hubbell, ‘Do you smile ALL t... read more

The True Heart (The Nordic Heart Romance Series Book 4)

Helena Halme

‘Romance for the thinking woman.’ – Valisa Iskander, Head of Fixi London PublishingWhat is true happiness?London 1990. When Kaisa suffers a third miscarriage, her submarine officer husband Peter is devastated. Kaisa, who has chosen a job with the BBC over the traditional life of a Navy wife on a marriage patch in Scotland, feels guilty. Has living apart from her husband to pursue a demanding c... read more

‘Romance for the thinking woman.’ – Valisa Iskander, Head of Fixi London PublishingWhat is true happiness?London 1990. When Kaisa suffers a third miscarriage, her submarine officer husband Peter is devastated. Kaisa, who has chosen a job with the BBC over the traditional life of a Navy wife on a marriage patch in Scotland, feels guilty. Has living apart from her husband to pursue a demanding c... read more

The Good Heart (The Nordic Heart Romance Series Book 3)

Helena Halme

‘Another page-turner from Helena Halme!’ – Elena Sapsford, Pikku PublishingShe has betrayed him. He is facing a Court Martial. Can they love each other again?Kaisa knows she’s to blame. It’s her fault the relationship with the handsome Englishman, Navy Officer Peter, has ended. What can she do but move back to her native Finland? But sleeping on her sister’s sofa bed thousands of miles away fr... read more

‘Another page-turner from Helena Halme!’ – Elena Sapsford, Pikku PublishingShe has betrayed him. He is facing a Court Martial. Can they love each other again?Kaisa knows she’s to blame. It’s her fault the relationship with the handsome Englishman, Navy Officer Peter, has ended. What can she do but move back to her native Finland? But sleeping on her sister’s sofa bed thousands of miles away fr... read more

The Young Heart (The Nordic Heart Romance Series Book 0)

Helena Halme

‘Wonderfully intimate and honest.’ – Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in LondonShe’s just fourteen. He’s twenty-one and a grown man. Is she too young to fall in love? Kaisa is the new girl in town – again. When a messy divorce forces Kaisa’s mother to move to a small flat in an island suburb of Helsinki, Kaisa isn’t looking forward to another new school. But soon she meets... read more

‘Wonderfully intimate and honest.’ – Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in LondonShe’s just fourteen. He’s twenty-one and a grown man. Is she too young to fall in love? Kaisa is the new girl in town – again. When a messy divorce forces Kaisa’s mother to move to a small flat in an island suburb of Helsinki, Kaisa isn’t looking forward to another new school. But soon she meets... read more

The Faithful Heart (The Nordic Heart Romance Series Book 2)

Helena Halme

‘Helena Halme keeps us on tenterhooks right to the last minute.’ – Debbie Young, Author & Book BloggerIs there a happy ever after?Newly married to her dreamy Navy Officer husband, Kaisa’s happiness is shattered when she discovers her hard-fought degree from Finland is less than useless in Britain. She’s suddenly faced with a lonely life in the shadow of Peter’s brilliant career, which takes hi... read more

‘Helena Halme keeps us on tenterhooks right to the last minute.’ – Debbie Young, Author & Book BloggerIs there a happy ever after?Newly married to her dreamy Navy Officer husband, Kaisa’s happiness is shattered when she discovers her hard-fought degree from Finland is less than useless in Britain. She’s suddenly faced with a lonely life in the shadow of Peter’s brilliant career, which takes hi... read more

Tattoo

Michelle Rene

A mysterious young woman appears in a cynical age. Why is she here ... and will she survive long enough to achieve her purpose?Judgment Day was not as advertised. Instead of fire and wrath, our histories suddenly began to appear as tattoos on our skin. No one could hide their past deeds anymore, unless they visited an illegal tattoo artist, who could replace their sins with unmarked skin.Years... read more

A mysterious young woman appears in a cynical age. Why is she here ... and will she survive long enough to achieve her purpose?Judgment Day was not as advertised. Instead of fire and wrath, our histories suddenly began to appear as tattoos on our skin. No one could hide their past deeds anymore, unless they visited an illegal tattoo artist, who could replace their sins with unmarked skin.Years... read more

The Baobab Beach Retreat: The Hopeful Years Book 2

Kate Frost

Tanzania. A place to be happy, to sleep uncovered with the sound of waves crashing to the shore. For Connie Stone, it’s a place to heal. When Connie leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men. Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a r... read more

Tanzania. A place to be happy, to sleep uncovered with the sound of waves crashing to the shore. For Connie Stone, it’s a place to heal. When Connie leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men. Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a r... read more

Shade of the Paraiso: Two Years in Paraguay, South America: A Memoir

Mark Salvatore

Imagine a remote community in Paraguay, South America, where you read by candle light, draw your water from a well, cook your meals on an open fire and attend to your needs in a rickety outhouse. To reach the nearest bus stop and telephone requires a long hike that lasts for hours along a road rutted by ox carts. In Shade of the Paraiso, Mark Salvatore relates his Peace Corps* experience (1989... read more

Imagine a remote community in Paraguay, South America, where you read by candle light, draw your water from a well, cook your meals on an open fire and attend to your needs in a rickety outhouse. To reach the nearest bus stop and telephone requires a long hike that lasts for hours along a road rutted by ox carts. In Shade of the Paraiso, Mark Salvatore relates his Peace Corps* experience (1989... read more

In a Flash!: Writing & Publishing Dynamic Flash Prose

Melanie Faith

Welcome to a genre that has zoomed into public notice with the Internet age and yet has a rich history. Flashes in both fiction and nonfiction are highly sought after by editors and publishers across a wide array of publications. This practical guide covers a diverse range of topics from the first spark of an idea through to the writing, editing, and submission/publication process, offering re... read more

Welcome to a genre that has zoomed into public notice with the Internet age and yet has a rich history. Flashes in both fiction and nonfiction are highly sought after by editors and publishers across a wide array of publications. This practical guide covers a diverse range of topics from the first spark of an idea through to the writing, editing, and submission/publication process, offering re... read more

It's Who We Are

Christine Webber

Five friends in their fifties find themselves dealing with unforeseen upheaval as they uncover long-hidden and devastating family secrets. Meanwhile, the world around them seems to be spinning out of control. The events of It's Who We Are take place between October 2016 and June 2017, against a backdrop of all the political uncertainty and change in the UK, Europe and America. The story is set... read more

Five friends in their fifties find themselves dealing with unforeseen upheaval as they uncover long-hidden and devastating family secrets. Meanwhile, the world around them seems to be spinning out of control. The events of It's Who We Are take place between October 2016 and June 2017, against a backdrop of all the political uncertainty and change in the UK, Europe and America. The story is set... read more

Faithful through Hard Times: The uncensored story of WW2 Malta

Jean Gill

Four years: 3 million bombs: Zero Hour Food approaching‘The diary was kept secret because it had to be. Taylor knew he would be in trouble if it were found. There is no censor in the diary.’ The Scottish Association for the Teachers of History‘Based on words and feelings recorded at the time it is probably unique.' Don Marshall, Military History Enthusiast The true story of WW2 Malta from an e... read more

Four years: 3 million bombs: Zero Hour Food approaching‘The diary was kept secret because it had to be. Taylor knew he would be in trouble if it were found. There is no censor in the diary.’ The Scottish Association for the Teachers of History‘Based on words and feelings recorded at the time it is probably unique.' Don Marshall, Military History Enthusiast The true story of WW2 Malta from an e... read more

4.5 Years: Memoir of a WW2 POW

David Taylor

A WW2 memoir of a Prisoner of War'It is criminal that such a significant and brave action by Scottish soldiers is not awarded its rightful place!' The Scottish Association of the Teachers of HistoryThe true story of a young Scottish soldier stranded in France during WW2 and sent to a Prisoner-of-War camp. Despite starvation, loneliness and the permanent threat of prison cruelty, Dave found the... read more

A WW2 memoir of a Prisoner of War'It is criminal that such a significant and brave action by Scottish soldiers is not awarded its rightful place!' The Scottish Association of the Teachers of HistoryThe true story of a young Scottish soldier stranded in France during WW2 and sent to a Prisoner-of-War camp. Despite starvation, loneliness and the permanent threat of prison cruelty, Dave found the... read more

She Said She Said: Love, Loss, & Living My New Normal

Anne M Reid

“My husband wanted to be a girl!”Imagine discovering the love of your life, the father of your three children, the person you devoted your life to and moved halfway across the world to be with, was living a deeply concealed lie. Late one night, without warning, Anne’s husband of ten years delivers the news: “I have gender dysphoria.”Her world shifts in an instant. How could she not know? How c... read more

“My husband wanted to be a girl!”Imagine discovering the love of your life, the father of your three children, the person you devoted your life to and moved halfway across the world to be with, was living a deeply concealed lie. Late one night, without warning, Anne’s husband of ten years delivers the news: “I have gender dysphoria.”Her world shifts in an instant. How could she not know? How c... read more

Embers: The Galaxy On Fire Series, Book 1

Craig Robertson

Jon Ryan was supposed to be dead. He wanted to be dead. But Jon wakes up in the far future with an alien burrowing in his chest for salvage. Someone was going to pay for this. Check that. Lots of people were going to pay for this.Jon was the first astronaut to download to an android host to find the population of doomed Earth a new home. But that was so long time ago. He is now literally lost ... read more

Jon Ryan was supposed to be dead. He wanted to be dead. But Jon wakes up in the far future with an alien burrowing in his chest for salvage. Someone was going to pay for this. Check that. Lots of people were going to pay for this.Jon was the first astronaut to download to an android host to find the population of doomed Earth a new home. But that was so long time ago. He is now literally lost ... read more

Flames: Galaxy On Fire, Book 2

Craig Robertson

For Jon Ryan it always seems to be the hard way. But he likes it like that. When he finally wins it's all the more satisfying. A cataclysmic fight with his evil twin leaves Jon marooned on a desolate planet. He has no ship, no radio, and no one knows he's there. Meanwhile the shapeshifter teens are spirited to the court of the Adamant emperor himself. Malraff, his torture master, takes control... read more

For Jon Ryan it always seems to be the hard way. But he likes it like that. When he finally wins it's all the more satisfying. A cataclysmic fight with his evil twin leaves Jon marooned on a desolate planet. He has no ship, no radio, and no one knows he's there. Meanwhile the shapeshifter teens are spirited to the court of the Adamant emperor himself. Malraff, his torture master, takes control... read more

Firestorm: Galaxy On Fire, Book 3

Craig Robertson

If you can't be dead make sure someone pays for that fact dearly. When he was a human, Jon Ryan always looked forward to a better future. We all do. But his tomorrows turned out poorly. Ripped from his original time, he's being tested severely two-billion years down the time stream. He only wants to protect the shapeshifting teens he rescued from genocide. The Adamant and his evil twin aren't ... read more

If you can't be dead make sure someone pays for that fact dearly. When he was a human, Jon Ryan always looked forward to a better future. We all do. But his tomorrows turned out poorly. Ripped from his original time, he's being tested severely two-billion years down the time stream. He only wants to protect the shapeshifting teens he rescued from genocide. The Adamant and his evil twin aren't ... read more

The Fires Of Hell: Galaxy On Fire, Book 4

Craig Robertson

Never make a deal you can't finagle. As the unstoppable Adamant war machine stomps across the galaxy, Jon and the teens must part ways again. This time it may be for good. They must learn the ways of their lost race. Jon must find a way to stop the loss of more civilizations and more innocent lives. He must perform an impossible task. But to enlist the help of a malevolent sprit who can do the... read more

Never make a deal you can't finagle. As the unstoppable Adamant war machine stomps across the galaxy, Jon and the teens must part ways again. This time it may be for good. They must learn the ways of their lost race. Jon must find a way to stop the loss of more civilizations and more innocent lives. He must perform an impossible task. But to enlist the help of a malevolent sprit who can do the... read more

Dragon Fire (Galaxy On Fire Book 5)

Craig Robertson

The galaxy is on fire. The ruthless Adamant Empire is sweeping across all of space leaving only chard ashes in their wake. No civilization can withstand their firestorm of conquest. But they made one serious mistake along their path to galactic domination. They pissed off Jon Ryan. Bad move. That's never a healthy thing to do. Now in their darkest hour, the few remaining islands of freedom and... read more

The galaxy is on fire. The ruthless Adamant Empire is sweeping across all of space leaving only chard ashes in their wake. No civilization can withstand their firestorm of conquest. But they made one serious mistake along their path to galactic domination. They pissed off Jon Ryan. Bad move. That's never a healthy thing to do. Now in their darkest hour, the few remaining islands of freedom and... read more

From Bedtime On: poetry that hits home

Jean Gill

A delicious book full of the unexpected. Highly emotive contents.–Writing MagazineThe second collection of poetry from award-winning author Jean Gill retains the passion and spiky humour for which she is known but has matured into a unique, assured view of our world. Her most lyrical poems reveal a sensuality that lingers in the imagination.‘I would not give my eyes to tune pianosbut for one b... read more

A delicious book full of the unexpected. Highly emotive contents.–Writing MagazineThe second collection of poetry from award-winning author Jean Gill retains the passion and spiky humour for which she is known but has matured into a unique, assured view of our world. Her most lyrical poems reveal a sensuality that lingers in the imagination.‘I would not give my eyes to tune pianosbut for one b... read more

With Double Blade: poetry so sharp it hurts when you laugh

Jean Gill

The antidote to Valentine's Day if you like your reading sharp, not sickly sweet.'Jean Gill’s spiky humour makes you feel as if she’s caught you on barbed wire and yet makes you smile about it'– Mike Sharpe, Haverfordwest JournalistStrong, fresh, vivid poems from award-winning author Jean Gill, on an astounding range of subjects including adultery, AIDS and the Mexican Earthquake. If you cross... read more

The antidote to Valentine's Day if you like your reading sharp, not sickly sweet.'Jean Gill’s spiky humour makes you feel as if she’s caught you on barbed wire and yet makes you smile about it'– Mike Sharpe, Haverfordwest JournalistStrong, fresh, vivid poems from award-winning author Jean Gill, on an astounding range of subjects including adultery, AIDS and the Mexican Earthquake. If you cross... read more

The Baobab Beach Retreat: The Hopeful Years Book 2

Kate Frost

Tanzania. A place to be happy, to sleep uncovered with the sound of waves crashing to the shore. For Connie Stone, it’s a place to heal. When Connie leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men. Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a r... read more

Tanzania. A place to be happy, to sleep uncovered with the sound of waves crashing to the shore. For Connie Stone, it’s a place to heal. When Connie leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men. Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a r... read more

When the Eye Sees Itself

Eric Borgerson

When the Eye Sees Itself weaves a dazzlingly complex web of interconnection – institutional, psychological, political, cultural, economic, conscious, even subatomic - and shows how tugging on a thread within it can pull everyone down, or up.The story takes place in a country that classifies people by temperamental balance, segregating Vulnerables and Aggressives from the ranks of Citizens who ... read more

When the Eye Sees Itself weaves a dazzlingly complex web of interconnection – institutional, psychological, political, cultural, economic, conscious, even subatomic - and shows how tugging on a thread within it can pull everyone down, or up.The story takes place in a country that classifies people by temperamental balance, segregating Vulnerables and Aggressives from the ranks of Citizens who ... read more

Beyond Possession: The Afterlife Series Book 4:: (A Supernatural Mystery Novel)

Deb McEwan

“Deb McEwan has given us an excellent, thought-provoking, fast-paced tale of the supernatural... This book has something for everyone: comedy, the supernatural, and even a love story thrown in.” Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars. “Beyond Possession is funny, almost irreverent, but it just tiptoes up to that line... Deb McEwan can write. She writes very well, and that ski... read more

“Deb McEwan has given us an excellent, thought-provoking, fast-paced tale of the supernatural... This book has something for everyone: comedy, the supernatural, and even a love story thrown in.” Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars. “Beyond Possession is funny, almost irreverent, but it just tiptoes up to that line... Deb McEwan can write. She writes very well, and that ski... read more

A Kiss of Little Consequence

BC Hartwell

One Man’s Quest for LoveThe exhilarating world of international tourism provides the backdrop for this contemporary romance novel featuring the adventures of professional travel guide Parker Moon. Follow Parker’s search for true love, from the beaches of Mexico to the heart of the Austrian Alps, and get to know the people and places that make leisure travel so memorable. When an associate myst... read more

One Man’s Quest for LoveThe exhilarating world of international tourism provides the backdrop for this contemporary romance novel featuring the adventures of professional travel guide Parker Moon. Follow Parker’s search for true love, from the beaches of Mexico to the heart of the Austrian Alps, and get to know the people and places that make leisure travel so memorable. When an associate myst... read more

When Love Meets Lust

Stephanie Cross

There's always two sides to a story, even a love story that contains disastrous dates, misunderstandings, Spaghetti Bolognese and an encounter with 'Slutty Susan'.Ruby is desperate to find love, so much so that she's been eyeing up the local one-eyed postman as a potential match. However, the call of 'Down Under' is beckoning and she feels that her luck in life and love might change.Ryan on th... read more

There's always two sides to a story, even a love story that contains disastrous dates, misunderstandings, Spaghetti Bolognese and an encounter with 'Slutty Susan'.Ruby is desperate to find love, so much so that she's been eyeing up the local one-eyed postman as a potential match. However, the call of 'Down Under' is beckoning and she feels that her luck in life and love might change.Ryan on th... read more

Secret Samurai Trilogy: Complete Set: (Time-slip adventure - two women samurai in old and modern Japan)

Jill Rutherford

"One of the seven must-read Japan related books . . ." SAVVY TOKYO MAGAZINETwo women samurai – two different centuries.Modern Englishwoman, Bebe Bell, is time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting in the civil war which forced Japan into the modern world. She lives parallel lives. One in today’s Japan with Kenji, the man she loves, unaware of the secret which is d... read more

"One of the seven must-read Japan related books . . ." SAVVY TOKYO MAGAZINETwo women samurai – two different centuries.Modern Englishwoman, Bebe Bell, is time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting in the civil war which forced Japan into the modern world. She lives parallel lives. One in today’s Japan with Kenji, the man she loves, unaware of the secret which is d... read more

Secret Samurai Trilogy: Book Three, Shifting Sands (Volume 3)

Jill Rutherford

Two women samurai – two different centuries. The third book in the Secret Samurai Trilogy. Bebe Bell is a modern Englishwoman time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting for the future of his country in the civil war of the 1860's. Events escalate and steer them into unexpected and dangerous directions. Yoshi, an aristocratic woman forced to disguise herself as a m... read more

Two women samurai – two different centuries. The third book in the Secret Samurai Trilogy. Bebe Bell is a modern Englishwoman time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting for the future of his country in the civil war of the 1860's. Events escalate and steer them into unexpected and dangerous directions. Yoshi, an aristocratic woman forced to disguise herself as a m... read more

Secret Samurai Trilogy: Book Two, Snakes of Desire (Volume 2)

Jill Rutherford

Two women samurai – two different centuries. Book Two of the Secret Samurai Trilogy. Bebe Bell is a modern Englishwoman time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting for the future of his country in the civil war of the 1860's. Bebe has to cope with the growing pressure of a double life in different centuries and the restrictions imposed on women in old Japan. Prejud... read more

Two women samurai – two different centuries. Book Two of the Secret Samurai Trilogy. Bebe Bell is a modern Englishwoman time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting for the future of his country in the civil war of the 1860's. Bebe has to cope with the growing pressure of a double life in different centuries and the restrictions imposed on women in old Japan. Prejud... read more

Secret Samurai Trilogy: Book One, Tangled Lives (Volume 1)

Jill Rutherford

Two women samurai - two different centuries. Modern Englishwoman, Bebe Bell, is time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting in the civil war which changed Japan and the world. She lives parallel lives. One in today's Japan with Kenji, the man she loves, unaware of the secret which is destroying him. The other with Kai, who is trying to change his country as it tear... read more

Two women samurai - two different centuries. Modern Englishwoman, Bebe Bell, is time-slipped into the mind of male samurai, Kai Matsuda, who is fighting in the civil war which changed Japan and the world. She lives parallel lives. One in today's Japan with Kenji, the man she loves, unaware of the secret which is destroying him. The other with Kai, who is trying to change his country as it tear... read more

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Craig Robertson

A wonderfully gifted woman with kindness and style. The best cover designer I've worked with ever.

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Craig Robertson, April 2018

Jessica Bell

Thank you, Craig. That makes me very happy. :) You have been an absolute pleasure to work with as well!

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A.K. Kulshreshth

I decided to cancel the collaboration mid-way, but am still giving Jessica what I think is an above average rating. She has been fast with her responses and I think she has a good questionnaire to establish the context of the book. In my project, the theme was a bit specific (Indian mythology), and it turned out to be hard to adapt Jessica's approach of using stock photography to my needs. J...

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A.K. Kulshreshth, December 2017


Craig Robertson

Jessica is such a joy to work with. She has done four brilliant covers for me already, and I'm hoping for many more to come. Jessica is my fifth cover artist. Yes, I've been to the school of hard knocks. I ended my relationship with most because they were either not very creative, they were flakes, or they got snarky about me not knowing what images I wanted. Hello, author here, not an artist. ...

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Craig Robertson, November 2017

Jessica Bell

Thank you, Craig. You have been wonderful to collaborate with and your motivation and drive is amazing. Keep up the stamina! Cheers!

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Clare Littlemore

Jessica has now worked on two subsequent projects with me and both times was wonderful to work with. With the first book, I was a complete beginner to liaising with any kind of cover designer, but Jessica's detailed questionnaire guided me through what I needed to focus on as an author in order to get the best cover possible for my book. Having looked at previous covers created by Jessica for ...

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Clare Littlemore, October 2017


Ian Keldoulis

Jessica is great to work with. Not only is she a polymath she has the even rarer ability to focus what's essential. The result? She provides a high level of creativity within a pragmatic process. Everything went smoothly and I was extremely happy with my book cover and promotional materials. I look forward to our next assignment together.

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Ian Keldoulis, September 2017

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