Callie Morgan and Carolina Slade crossover! (A standalone mystery)
When a renownedâ€”and
now deadâ€”travel blogger washes ashore on the banks of Indigo
Plantation, Police Chief Callie Morgan of Edisto Beach agrees to head
the investigation as a favor to the county sheriff, whose reasons are
as questionable as the death itself.
When death turns to
murder and a watchdog from the county makes her investigation
difficult, Callie reluctantly turns to Carolina Slade and Wayne
Largo, vacationing agents with the Department of Agriculture. Because
poison is growing on this plantation, and someone knows how to use it
edge-of-your-seat action…crisp writing and compelling storytelling.
This is one you don’t want to miss!” â€”Carolyn Haines,Â USA
TodayÂ bestselling author
protagonist, Callie, continues to delight readers as a strong, savvy,
and a wee-bit-snarky police chief.â€â€”Julie Cantrell,Â NY
TimesÂ andÂ USA TodayÂ bestselling author
HOPE CLARK has a fascination with the mystery genre and is author of
the Carolina Slade Mystery Series as well as the Edisto Island
Mysteries, both set in her home state of South Carolina. In her
previous federal life, she performed administrative investigations
and married the agent she met on a bribery investigation. She enjoys
nothing more than editing her books on the back porch with him,
overlooking the lake, with bourbons in hand. She can be found either
on the banks of Lake Murray or Edisto Beach with one or two
dachshunds in her lap. Hope is also editor of the award-winning
Hamill, staunch in his convictions, is a family man who will go to
any length to preserve his marriage, even leave his beloved Marines.
After his final tour of duty, his life is upended by the two people
he trusted most. Now, a new course is set, one that takes him to
Faithful Falls, Idaho.
this prequel to Stay
With Me, Julia, discover
what drove Luke to leave all that he knows, and discover Faithful
Falls. Even though the road ahead is bumpy, it leads Luke to abundant
love and a strong community beyond the horizon. Meet some friendly,
unique locals and get comfy in the little tourist town, where those
destined to together prove love is stronger than any obstacles life
throws their way.
task is simple: run the lakeside resort in her auntâ€™s absence and
return to her life in Los Angeles.
Or maybe not.
handsome Luke Hamillâ€”Brook Trout Resortâ€™s grounds
managerâ€”instantly piques her interest. A former Marine and divorced
father of two, Luke introduces Julia to small town living and a
passionate love like sheâ€™s never known. The mountain man is the
total package: tender, strong, sexy, and honorable. He could be
everything Julia wantsâ€¦ except for his problematic and meddling
is smart, sensible, and irresistible, and she immediately captures
Lukeâ€™s heart with her playful tenderness and saucy independence.
Now he canâ€™t imagine his life without her.
Juliaâ€™s departure nears, Lukeâ€™s mission is clear: show her their
love can conquer anything life throws their way.
Julia embrace her feelings for Luke, and will they be enough to keep
her in Faithful Falls? Or will the challenges of a blended family
make her abandon it all and head back to Southern California?
With Me, Julia, is the first book in the Faithful Falls series, where
those destined to be together prove love is stronger than the
obstacles threatening to tear them apart.
a fiercely independent woman, is afraid to commit. Still, she
secretly desires to fall in love.
it be that simple?
Rick, ex-Marine and single dad, who is looking for a fresh start in
Faithful Falls. He has big plans to open a brewery, and no time for
love. When he crosses paths with Lauren, her formidable lure is
irritating yet irresistible, and sparks fly.
Lauren is rattled when her past collides with her present, exposing
her fears and insecurities. Once the truth is revealed, it may
destroy Rickâ€™s plans, her dreams, and their future.
they find the courage to face down Lauren’s demons together and
ignite the fire and passion that leads them to their HEA?
Me, Lauren is
the second book in the Faithful Falls series. Reconnect with Luke and
Julia and the quirky characters of this little Idaho tourist
lives in NW Minnesota (or the Frozen Tundra, as she likes to call it)
with her family. She has lived in all four corners of the U.S., and
as a native California country girl, her heart yearns for the Pacific
Coast. The One That Matters is Elle’s first novel.
is currently wrapping up several novels in the Faithful Falls series,
find out more about Elle’s published books, future books, biography,
and other information, visit her website and be sure to sign up for
her newsletter while your there to stay up to date on her book
releases and to participate in special promotions and giveaways.
Henry is a newly published author. Her debut novel is The Lady Raven,
A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven,
is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales retold with a link
to witches, magic and the macabre. Her second novel, Louisiana Latte,
a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte,
is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how
audacious life can be when you have a diva for one! Both books are
available on amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.
Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an
author of two published books, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on
the show The Latte Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest
novel, Louisiana Latte and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious
vegan, gardener, crafter, wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves
to laugh, her drug of choice and loves all things witchy with a hint
of the macabre. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite
movie of all time is Practical Magic.
protects you and the world from supernatural destruction?
prequel novella will give you the answer in the most exhilarating and
of the world’s most powerful army are slaughtered.
centurion is sent on a special mission to the wilds of Roman Britain
to investigate the strange and ghastly murders of his
brothers-in-arms. With the help of a warrior Queen, Magnus will
encounter deathly forces, battle rival clans, and transform, not only
himself but an entire nation.
The Order of St.
Michael forms in tenuous times, under dour circumstances, and stands
as the world’s foremost defense against darkness.
award-winning author JB Michaels, author of The Order of St. Michael
and the award-winning Tannenbaum Tailors series
Bud Hutchins in an action-packed urban fantasy set in Chicago, home
to the world’s most notorious urban legends. A murder rocks Chicago
Metro University. Maeve, a monk of the Order of St. Michael, faces
possible annihilation. A poltergeist wreaks havoc across the city.
With the help of the brilliant Ivy, a doctoral candidate, Bud will
need to employ science and the supernatural in his most harrowing
adventure yet, The Elixir: A Bud Hutchins Thriller.
Ghost of Capone
Olivet Cemetery, the original resting place of gangster Al Capone, is
disturbed by an ungodly menace.
forested roads of Archer Avenue are once again stalked by the deathly
and cunning Resurrection Mary.
Mayhem, and the Elixir
beautiful, young teacher’s assistant is murdered over a mysterious
elixir: an ancient concoction that could change history!
Wrigleyville to the Willis Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry
Bud Hutchins on an epic adventure through Chicago!
Elixir is ready. Scroll up and grab a copy today.
catching their breath, Bud, Ivy, and Maeve find themselves pitted
against the Chicago police, the FBI, and the worldâ€™s most powerful
vampire. Will they escape injury-free or will the fangs of doom
pierce their jugular veins?
answers can only be found in The Castle: A Bud Hutchins Thriller.
three slayers of the supernatural will face their most formidable
threats, seek solutions to their most important problems, and be
threats are plenty. The stakes are higher. The tasks nigh impossible.
to grab your favorite monster-slaying weapon, raise your torch, and
storm the Castle walls.
J. B. Michaels,
multi-award winning author and member of the Society of Childrenâ€™s
Book Writers and Illustrators, has written stories since he was in
fourth grade. He is a history teacher who loves his job.
and with a son, Michaels has a great love of family. He has two
series: the Gold and Bronze medal-winning Tannenbaum Tailors and Bud
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Storm and Fury Adventures Collection
Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Paranormal Historical Adventure, Steampunk
Pittsburgh, 1898 â€“ a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from
the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is
ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming
streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of
progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to
take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the nightâ€¦
those odd cases that go beyond â€˜standardâ€™ investigation.
Nicknamed â€˜Storm and Furyâ€™, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich
are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and
obeying the rules â€“ when they have to.
collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of the Iron
& Blood novels and the related Storm and Fury
Airship Down, Ruin Creek, Resurrection Day, The Hunt, Grave Voices,
and Rogue. Plus two bonus stories: Ghost Wolf and a Steampunk fairy
tale: The Patented Troll
discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories
in elementary school. The first story she wrote at age five was about
a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At
age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science
fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history
Larry N. Martin
is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is
the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and
Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and
a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury
Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the
co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack
Cauldron/Secret Council series.
The Martins have
three children, a Maltese, and a Golden Retriever.
Today we have Sarah Baethge author ofÂ From ElsewhereÂ visiting
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Author’s bio:
Iâ€™m Sarah Baethge, the face of Noesis Books. Iâ€™m an Author living in Temple, Texas. I am a fan of writing, coffee, and parrots. Iâ€™m also interested in Sci-Fi and technology.
The Interview:Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Houston, Texas and am living now in Temple, Texas.
What makes you passionate about writing?
I’ve always enjoyed reading, and there’s just something fun about making up my own stories.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
With this book, I had the story fully written out in about 5 months.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I had just moved into a new apartment and I wanted to write a story about aliens because that’s a subject I had never tried writing before.
What is the title of your book?
I call This book From Elsewhere.
Could you give us a back cover blurb?
When the space alien Nysol runs to Earth in order to escape his enemies, the lives of the humans he encounters are changed forever. After unintentional mistakes are made, will these people even have any desire to keep him safe from those who pursue him?
Have Nysol’s quick decisions only created a trap that will ensnare everyone he tries to get close to?
Will Lester and Sean come to regret their quick trust and curiosity for the deceptively human alien?
The author,Â Sarah Baethge:
What genre does your book fall under?
It would be Science-fiction or modern-fantasy.
Do you have a favorite character, why?
I suppose I have to like Lester Jones because my idea for that character was something of a male version of myself.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
I’m not sure that the book is anything more than entertainment.
What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?
I did try to rework my doctor’s actions when one of my beta-readers that was a doctor told me that my Dr. Amy would get sued if she acted like I said.
Where can we find your book? (Please live links work best)
The eBook is currently available on pre-order through:
of the worst snow storms in over a decade hits England. What’s the
worst that could happen?
Jane Blackmont finds herself stranded at the Earl of Norwood’s
estate. Not looking for love of any fashion, she finds herself
falling for a neighbor and one of her brother’s friends.
Earl of Norwood rescues the young woman after her carriage careens
off the road. Right in front of his estate. Norwood’s been unlucky in
love, but finds himself intrigued with the smart and talented Lady
Jane. Does he dare open himself up to love?
is about to hand the pair more than most young couples have to deal
with in a life time. Lady Jane shows Norwood she’s up to the
always been a creative individual. Writing is just a facet of that
My careers in public relations in and around the
entertainment industry, photography, editing, Â artist
management, modeling and special event planning all elevated my
passion for writing, not to mention gave me a treasure trove for
I write women’s fiction; contemporary romance (as
Jamie Salisbury) and historical romance (as JR Salisbury) which is
ever evolving. I am fortunate enough that writing (and marketing of
said product(s)) is my full-time job, although I always have one or
two other projects going at the same time.
I now live in a
suburb of Atlanta. Some of my other interests include photography,
equestrianism, reading, and of course, travel.
hope my writing will entertain, enlighten, and inspire others to pick
up the pen and pursue their own dreams. I love to be contacted by
readers, writers, and history buffs.
is a killer. As a policeman he was recruited to be a weapon at the
Martian government’s disposal. Brainwashed into compliance, heâ€™s
lost the life he once had, but his memories remain. When a hit is
placed on his sister’s life, Serus is faced with the dark reality
that in order to save Kara, he must go rogue and doing so will put
both of their lives in danger. Forced into an unlikely alliance to
save Kara, Serus discovers a truth that could bring Mars to its
knees, but what if it’s too late?
you like fast-paced science fiction then immerse yourself into a
world controlled by a militant force; where humanity’s purpose is to
make the rich richer.
you enjoy cyberpunk novels with a noir feel, then grab Exodus, the
first book in The Dead Planet Series, today!
Drew Avera, author of The Dead Planet Series, comes an all new vision
of humanity’s future.
is the second book in The Dead Planet Series
hundred years in the future humans have colonized Mars. The
advancements in technology have taken humanity to a new world, but in
that new society the problems of old have once again taken root.
Corruption and murder are on the rise, but not from lowlifes on the
streets. The real threat to civilization lies in the one world
governing entity known as The Syndicate.
with money and power, The Syndicate rules with an iron fist. Their
form of government has brought forth an era of humanity that has
surpassed every empire in human history, but behind that veil of
wealth is The Agency; an organization of Policemen who do anything
except protect and serve.
incredible odds, Serus Blackwell, a Policeman within The Agency, is
determined to save humanity from a horrible truth discovered by his
sister Kara. In the crosshairs of The Syndicate, Serus fights to save
the only member of his family he has leftâ€“and in the process, might
end up saving himself.
arriving on planet Earth, Serus and Kara are taken prisoner by a
local group of soldiers. Knowing that The Syndicate will do anything
to stay in power, Serus forms an unlikely alliance in order to stop
The Syndicate from taking control of Earth and hope to find the
answers they need in order to save the people on Mars. But it may be
you love fast-paced science fiction then take a peek inside a world
controlled by The Syndicate. The future is darker than you thinkâ€¦
is the third and final novel in The Dead Planet Series.
returning to Mars, Serus discovers that things arenâ€™t quite the way
they were when they left almost two years before. Thanks to their
efforts, the answer to Marâ€™s salvation has been safely delivered,
but bad news travels fast. Serus learns that Harris has been abducted
and Midican has been destroyed. Knowing what is at stake, he vows to
return and save his friend before his enemies can take another life
of someone he cares about.
a renewed sense of justice, Serus and his friends must return to
Earth to finish what they started; to stop The Syndicate once and for
Avera is a U.S. Navy veteran and the bestselling author of the
Alorian Wars; a fast-paced space opera adventure series.
and raised in rural Mississippi, Drew longed to see the world and
enlisted in the Navy at seventeen. With nearly twenty-years of
service, four combat deployments, and countless miles traveled on the
open ocean, it was only a matter of time before the worlds he created
in his head sprang to life in a new venture. He began his writing
career by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2012 and
published his first book, Exodus, in March 2013. Since then, Drew has
written more than twenty books. Additionally, he has had several
stories featured in The Future Chronicles, The Expanding Universe,
and the Pew! Pew! Anthologies.
Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate
ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected. A
scientific experiment goes awry and Alanâ€™s mind is transferred to
the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must
not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening
experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without
falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to
deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a
society which in many ways is still male-dominated.
Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them
must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the
experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way,
they must cope with living as each other and learn what it’s like to
be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan
the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the
faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one
Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy
who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope,
accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his
contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is
some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to
recite the following, which so far he hasn’t been able to attribute
to anyone: “A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem.”
You will find Mr. Belle’s unbridled stream of consciousness floating
around in cyberspace.
Please tell us your name? My name is Kelvyn Fernandes, author of The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi
Kelvyn, where were you born? I was born in Toronto, Ontario, but my parents immigrated to Canada from Mombasa, Kenya.
Cool…how long have you been writing? Ever since I was a child, I’ve been passionate about writing. I’ve always had running storylines and new ideas constantly popping into my head. I’ve written a few short stories, but this is my first full-length novel and I’m excited to share it with the world.
Interesting, Who are your favorite authors? My favourite authors are George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and Haruki Murakami. Growing up, I enjoyed reading the works of JK Rowling, Emily Rodda, Kathryn Lasky, and Christopher Paolini.
Loved the Aragon Series too. Tell us why you wrote your new book? I’ve always had ideas for fantastical tales and far-off adventures running through my mind. They would blast their way into my imagination, linger awhile, and then move on so the next idea could take its place. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi is the first story that I will never forget. It’s the story that popped into my mind and refused to leave. The characters took hold and dragged me through a tale of incredible monsters, interesting characters, and jaw-dropping settings I had buried away in my imagination. It got to the point where the adventures started writing themselves. I had formed these characters so clearly in my mind that I no longer had to think about what they’d say or how they’d react. It was like watching a movie; I was just bearing witness to what they would do next.
I love it when characters do that. The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi, what is it about? The Many Adventures of Peter and FiÂ follows the titular characters as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interaction, delicate world building, and intense action battles.
What age is The many adventure of Peter and Fi intended for?
I’d say the main demographic is 13-25, but the story is meant for anyone who enjoys getting lost in a fantasy world.
Sounds interesting. Is there a book trailer for your book? You can find out more about the first volume and the plans for the Peter and Fi series as a whole here: https://youtu.be/SjR8NQWJoP0
Lady Audrey Graham believes she’s found the perfect woman to become
her eldest son, Minister Stiles Graham’s wife. Sweet, sensitive,
kind, and of course a fine Christian girl, Audrey couldn’t ask more
of lovely Rena Jackson. But skeletons fall from the closet when
Audrey and Stiles discover that Rena is in love and committed to the
troubled, rebellious, ex-con, Frankie. My Son’s Wife is more than a
love triangle, it’s a time bomb set to explode with twists, turns,
entanglements and sinful revelations that only a loving God can make
story of the Graham family continues in My Son’s ex Wife. First Lady
Audrey Graham is more than relieved when Stiles encounters the young,
vivacious nutritionist Detria Mackey. Rena is equally captivated by
recent divorcee, Robert Becton. Does the handsome, science teacher
Robert Becton possess what Rena needs to give her life a much needed
jump start? When Rena returns to Memphis for less than pleasant
reasons, Stiles and Rena realize they still have deep feelings one
another, but will their feelings overcome the past that severed their
relationship? Will Audrey manage to come between them again or will
other circumstances intervene that will give them cause to rethink
their past and move forward to the future.
Lady Audrey Graham is gone and her husband suffers from loneliness
and the after-effects of his second stroke. Their son, Stiles, now
minister of his fatherâ€™s church, is engaged to Detria and has found
happiness at lastâ€”despite his heartbreaking divorce from Rena.
Renaâ€™s now living in another state and has found a new love
herself, Robert, though she resists his marriage proposals because
she doesnâ€™t feel she could ever be completely forgiven for her past
sins. Things take a turn for the worse when Stilesâ€™ father suffers
another stroke and Detria has a miscarriage. Stiiles’ faith is tested
like never before. But who knows in whose arms he will land up in
Book 3 in the page-turning My Sonâ€™s Wife series!
4th installment in the My Son’s Wife series, and Stiles Graham is the
proud father of a little girl by his wife, Detria. Although he loves
his role as daddy, he doesn’t act so happy when it comes to his role
as husband. His mind continues to have thoughts about his ex-wife,
Rena who seems to have moved on with her life in Andover,
Massachusetts with none other than Robert Becton. Stiles is further
stunned beyond belief when he uncovers secrets that have been hidden
away for years about the Graham family. In his search to heal the
wounds of the past, he is hit with the truth about his very own
mother, his one and only sister, Francesca (Frankie) and his new
wife, Detria. What does a man of God do when the enemy pulls out all
stops to destroy everything that he has believed in, including God’s
mercy and grace.
the fifth installment of the My Son’s Wife series, Senior Pastor
Stiles Graham and First Lady Detria Graham s marriage is rapidly
falling apart, thanks to her adulterous ways. Stiles had hoped and
prayed that the time they spent away from Memphis would make their
marriage stronger, but after just months from returning from Myrtle
Beach, Stiles questions whether that is truly the case.When whats
done in the dark comes to light, and Stiles discovers that Detria is
cheating on him with his good friend, Skip Madison, the marriage
quickly unravels. This startling revelation brings out the worse in
Stiles Graham, and leads to his eventual downfall. During the midst
of it all, Detria learns that she is pregnant. As much as she wanted
to steer clear of Skip Madison and give her marriage to Stiles a
fighting chance, her heart says something different. Now she finds
herself worried about who is the father of her unborn child. Turmoil,
trouble, deception and disaster infiltrate this marriage, and much is
at stake, including Stiles pastoral position at Holy Rock. When
tragedy strikes this already dysfunctional marriage, it sends life,
as they know it spiraling down a never-ending tunnel of hurt, anger
and grief, leaving both Stiles and Detria questioning their faith and
belief in God to restore their lives and relationship.
been two years since Hezekiah McCoy became the senior pastor of Holy
Rock, and Hezekiah, First Lady Fancy McCoy and their sons are
certainly shaking things up. Frequent and lavish vacations, a new and
much larger house, and what seems like a never ending flow of cash,
the McCoys are enjoying the tremendous favor of God,Â orÂ could
there be some other reason for their rapidly growing success?Â
McCoy boys are rocking Holy Rock! The young handsome, charming,
debonair Khalil McCoy is the new senior pastor and his fresh out of
the closet brother, Xavier, is Financial Administrator and Youth
Director. The McCoy brothers have no limits or filters and set a new
record for stirring up drama. Find out whatâ€™s really next for the
McCoys, for Holy Rock, but especially for Dem McCoy Boys!
saga of the McCoys and Grahams of Holy Rock continues. Stiles must
decide if he will return to the pulpit he once graced. Pastor yearns
to have a relationship with Hezekiah, while Khalil and Xavier have a
personal vendetta against their father and will do just about
anything to destroy his ministryâ€¦and his life. Hezekiah finds it
impossible to unite with the man he discovered is his father and the
brother he refuses to accept. Who will be left standing?
McCoys and the Grahams try to work together as Stiles makes a
decision whether or not to return to Holy Rock. Hezekiah shows a
softer side (or does he really), while Khalil makes it evident the
apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Xavier continues to war
against his flesh but will Pepper be able to help him win the war? So
much intense drama in this next installment of the My Son’s Wife
E. Bell (formerly Shelia E. Lipsey)Â is an award-winning,
national bestselling author with 20+ booksÂ published in
christian fiction, womenâ€™s fiction, nonfiction, and young adult
genres. Her books have garnered numerous awards and accolades,
including 2017 Christian Literary Readers’ Choice Award, 2015 Rosa
Parks Award, 2014 Christian Literary Award, AAMBC Nate Holmes
Honorary Award, Kindle Award, OOSA Book of the Year, numerous SORMAG
awards and more.
began her publishing career in 1999.Â Since then, she has set the
literary industry ablaze with her dynamic, true to life stories that
she calls “perfect stories about imperfect people like you…and
is passionate about helping others and encourages and promotes people
to â€˜live their dreams now.â€™ In 2012, she founded and non profit
organization “Black Writers And Book Clubs (BWABC) Literacy
Association” with a mission to promoteÂ literacy one
community at a time. Shelia is also a well-respected freelance book
much sought after inspirational speaker, Shelia travels near and far
sharing her inspirational messages of how to overcome the adversities
of life. Having had polio since the age of two, she accepts no
excuses and is determined not to let her physical imperfections keep
her from her lifeâ€™s purposes.
secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that erupts, and one
reporter seeking the truth who chases leads where she shouldn’t.
a flight from Paris to Los Angeles Tegan Mulholland is intrigued &
charmed by Pete, the mysterious stranger sitting beside her. But when
their plane almost falls from the sky and other jets in her vicinity
wink from the radar, the official explanations that follow reek to
Tegan’s retired investigative journalist mind of cover up.
is not declared:
secret NASA experiment has warped a column of time instead of space,
plucking with it the planes out of our era, and a band of Norse
warriors from the Vinland colony millennia ago into our epoch.
eastward and back to Iceland, the contrail of Tegan’s plane appearing
after the strange aurora and moving westward high above, the Norsemen
conclude are Odin’s order to return to Vinland and unknowingly toward
the modern day Canadian coast, where, just days–yet a thousand years
before–theÂ skraelingÂ Indians
had driven them out.
news reports flood Tegan’s living room of bloodshed and massacre,
speculating about which gang of roughly dressed bearded marauders are
responsible for mass-murder around the quiet Canadian coast, Tegan
develops a hunch that there is more to the story than it seems. She
quits her Hollywood Exec job and embarks on an odyssey that leads
inexorably ever closer toward the Norsemen’s hidden lair.
Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with
during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving
you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will
grip your imagination and not let go.
Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An
entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to
California where he founded a business consultancy and online media
and marketing engine in the burgeoning internet. In 2003 he returned
to South Africa where he launched a security company. In 2015 he
divested of the business to write full time. Michael’s greatest love
is the ocean, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science,
understanding the cosmos and sharing all he learns.
witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the
hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and
their unintended consequences on everyday people.
environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a
complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief
Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his
business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by
his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and
her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory
part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly
super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in
pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of
New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply
involving novel about the current workings of capitalism,
miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.
Iain Carter was born in Scotland in March 1959, second son of Marian
van Westendorp and Ralph Carter. He attended a variety of bog
standard state schools in northern England and in 1978 went up to
Cambridge to read Economics, taking a First in 1981 when he was
elected a Scholar â€“ too late to enjoy the privilege of walking on
than corporate annual reports, he has not previously been published,
unless you count a letter printed in Business Week deploring the
widespread use of the word â€˜wannabeâ€™ and this quote in Investors
Chronicle: â€œI used to be a banker, then I went straightâ€.
an investment banker Keith worked for three now-disgraced
institutions – he denies that any causation is associated with this
correlation – Lloyds, Drexel Burnham Lambert and NatWest (RBS). A
corporate financier, he ended up by specialising in pharmaceuticals
and, in 1998, was part of a team acquiring a small vaccine business
from GSK. As CEO he took the company public in 2004. Since 2010
Keith has worked as a business consultant to healthcare companies and
as a writer, which he prefers.
lives in London, Yorkshire and aboard a boat currently in Greece. He
is a French-speaking Europhile who also loves America, travel,
politics and economics, reading and writing, music, sailing of all
kinds and food and drink.
fragile everything had been. People walked through life everyday
taking it all for granted, their cars, their cell phones, their
lattes, their dramatic social issues and their medical problems.â€
started her day at her home in the mountains just like any other.
There was nothing unusual about making the familiar drive down to
Sacramento to go to work. Then in a flash Mother Nature decided it
was time to create a new landscape. Follow the journey of a dynamic
young woman, mother and wife, Erika, as she is thrust into a world
turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Alone in a
mutilated city, she must navigate the path home, back to her family.
Not knowing if they are alive or dead, Erika calls upon all of her
survival instincts to traverse this broken environment. Will she make
it home? Will her family still be alive? What will Mother Nature dish
thought I was entering a brave new world of freedom but I walked
right into the arms of soldiers I thought were there to protect me…
They told us we were going to live at this â€˜happyâ€™ camp where we
would be cared for until the country was stabilized.â€
thought America would let freedom reign forever but nine years after
the Great Quake the reaction by the American Government was quite
different. The Day after Disaster brought hardships to the world. The
American citizens fought valiantly to bring back some sense of
normalcy in a world that was shaken to bits. Many people were left
landless and those still in possession of land had many obligation to
fulfill for the citizens left fighting for their lives. Erika and her
family are just another group left landless and forced to find their
way in this new government construct. They are caught between a
yearning for the freedoms they used to take for granted and a will to
fit in and excel in this new landscape. However, Mother Nature will
always have the last word and she isnâ€™t done yet.
just hope I…Have the spirit to go on fighting. Have the power to
take on forces that are so much bigger than me.”
On the run, Erika, her
husband, Vince, and their children flee the government forces in
search of a new life. The Great Quake ten years ago left the United
States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to
control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees.
Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before
they found out that Vince’s parents were still alive and they were
searching for them. The Las Vegas FEMA Director, realizing his
mistake, attempted to have the family eliminated to save his career.
Vince and Erika take their family’s future into their own hands and
flee the camp in a cross country action packed adventure. Will they
find Vince’s parents? Will society accept them again? Can they accept
this new government system?
come to realize that staying true to your values and loyal to the
people you love can make you into a legendâ€¦We must fight the hatred
and fear that is crippling the spirit of our country.â€
Unsure of the loyalty
of her mentor, Erika and Vince take drastic measures to ensure the
safety of their loved ones. After trying to merge back into an
American society severely altered by the repercussions of the first
Great Quake ten years before, Erika and Vince are unsure whom to
trust. Time has spread the people they love out across the country
and another Great Quake is imminent. One thing is for sure: they will
not let their loved ones be annihilated by disaster. As the Federal
Government takes steps to eliminate any signs of resistance among its
citizens, Erika and Vince seek refuge in the free south where they
can find help to rescue their friends and family from the Las Vegas
FEMA camp. Can they make it in time? Are their loved ones still
alive? Who is loyal to a freedom that was once provided under the
Â â€œI wanted to give
up so many times. Take my family and find a hole to crawl into, but I
believe in a country that once stood for something beautiful. A
supreme message that gave all its citizens equal rights to exist.â€
As the Earth continues
to unleash a series of natural disasters at the surviving
inhabitants, Erika finds herself hiding from the federal forces
aiming to eliminate her. Rapidly trying to adjust to new
circumstances, the refugees from the Earthâ€™s fury spread out into
new geographic regions, searching for someplace safe to live. The
Federal Governmentâ€™s grip on its lands tightens, as food becomes
scarce and overpopulation intensifies. Fighting for control of the
West, the world is turned upside down as the unthinkable happens to
the planet and Erikaâ€™s family. Is this the end of life as they know
it? Who will survive to continue the fight for the freedom of the
Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for
learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting,
gardening, canning, and horseback- riding with her family. She loved
to learn about the stories of times past from her great-grandparents
and grandparents. After moving to the rural mountain landscape of
California, she attended the California State University of
Sacramento and graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in General
Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working
on the manuscript for her first novel, Day After Disaster.
Eventually, she realized that her passion for the outdoors and
learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the
business world. Sara still lives in Northern California with her
husband and two sons, where she is at work on the next installment of
The Changing Earth series.
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lives her life from day to day, nearly crippled by her social
anxiety. But if you ask anyone in Levi about it, they’d say she’s a
sweet, quiet girl who works hard to keep up her family’s small ranch
while holding down a job at the bookstore. No one knows that beneath
her smiles lay a shy introvert who wants nothing more than to stay at
home. It was easier to stay alone, stay isolated. That’s when she was
the happiest. But during one thunderstorm, all of that changed and
she met the first man she ever actually wanted to spend time
made a habit of avoiding people when at all possible. Getting tied
down, making friends, having a life only meant suffering. The
darkness that followed him since his adolescent years never left, not
really. It’d show up and ruin any hint of happiness that came his
way. Running from his past and the brother that cursed him with this
demon, Leo never expected to find something like home in the little
country town of Levi. And he didn’t expect one storm to bring him to
the barn of a girl with fire in her eyes and a face as beautiful as a
sunrise. A sunrise that could chase away all the shadows.
Clearwaterâ€™s prayers had been answered, but there was still so much
left to discover. Now determined to reject her mental illness, sheâ€™s
decided to be brave and not let her anxiety disorder take her away
from what matters. With the help of her friends and her faith, sheâ€™s
sure that she can finally have her life back. Something greater is
stirring in her heart and the man that had served as her solid ground
might just send her world off kilter again. All it takes is one
moment of honesty.
every bit of common sense, Leo Thompsons has chosen to stay in Levi.
The Darkness and his murderous brother are closing in, but he
believed that as long as he has Belle, he can find a way to break the
curse upon his soul. With the power of love and prayer, heâ€™s
finally fighting for his life and the chance to share that life with
the beautiful farm girl. Fate brought them together, but is he strong
enough to rebel against the forces of evil that have hounded him for
so long? Can he, once and for all, defeat his demons?
author of paranormal and urban fantasy fiction, Sheritta Bitikofer
lives for the deep, engaging stories that enthrall readers from cover
to cover. As a wife and fur-mama of eclectic tastes, she can be found
roaming Civil War battlefields, perusing the romance section of the
bookstore, or relaxing with a plate of chili cheese fries.
a look at the books she has available and stay tuned for new
of love, time travel, humor, and healing hearts. The adventure of a
lifetime. (Think you know how it ends? You donâ€™t.)
2018, two friends discover an open door in the summer forest in
Maine. Itâ€™s winter inside and theyâ€™ve never seen anything like
it. When they realize that itâ€™s 1980 on the other they hatch a plan
to go to New York and save John Lennon.
1980, a stranger invades Sarahâ€™s dreams on a nightly basis. Heâ€™s
handsome and funny, but when she bumps into him in real life she
canâ€™t believe her eyes. But his story of time travel is
preposterous and itâ€™s difficult to decipher his motives for acting
so weird. He claims to be from 2018.
love bloom under such circumstances? Will Richard be trapped
thirty-eight-years in the past?
is from a thousand years in the future; heâ€™s trying to stop Burton
from time jumping because it can cause changes that could have
serious repercussions. Burton has arranged for Taft and Richard to
save John Lennon, but will it all go terribly wrong?
J. Gallant is the best selling author of several books, including
Knights of the Dragon (of Knights and Wizards series) and Dracula
Hearts series, the first book in the series is Dracula: Hearts of
Olivia Brown Mysteries is also gaining in popularity. (Anita’s
vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in
Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her
soul remains at the scene trying hard to process what happened. There
are other ghosts that don’t seem to be much help. And, of
course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with
is she supposed to do now?)
author has two cats that make him rise at 5 each morning to keep him
on his toes.
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what
strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you?
JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the
memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an
instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red
earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an
impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or
hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark,
by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated
from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible,
and logic is determined by reality.
wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth
the outside world.
Daniels is looking forward to spending some alone time with her
longtime boyfriend, Marshall. Everything during this fun-filled
spring break was moving along fine, until his awkward cousin Stefano,
and his equally weird girlfriend, Sheena decide to crash the party.
It didnâ€™t take a college graduate to realize something was
definitely up with these two blood-sucking intruders, and it isnâ€™t
long before the true intentions about what they are and what they
want become clear.Â
is powerless to stop their attack on Marshall but with capabilities
passed down from her grandmother, she finds the tools she needs to
stop them and hopefully prevent Marshall’s transitioning. When all
three disappear before she can act, Savannah jumps into high-gear
tracking their every move. Finally, her journey takes her to Bulwark,
Georgia where she learns things are equally as complicated there,Â and
more than just vampires go bump in the night.
Scott has nothing but her window and pet cat to entertain her. Stuck
inside for more years than she can remember with a degenerative
disease, she has become invisible and has retreated from her small
community. Only Jim, the town grocer and old high school friend,
seems to care about her lonely existence.
when the window in her living room provides her a front row seat to
the latest mysteries haunting her small town, Brianna discovers that
some things cannot be unseen.
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Window is the
fourth volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.
in a tedious job without fulfillment, ambitions, or a boyfriend, Izzie
Murrayâ€™s only passion is researching her ancestry. But the
beautiful mural of her family tree switches from a distraction to an
obsession once she hits a mysterious gap in the timeline. Why would
an entire family just disappear?
an intense craving to find the last pieces of the puzzle, Izzie
ditches her life in England to investigate the last known whereabouts
of the family – the little town of Bulwark, Georgia. Between the
unnatural behaviorÂ of the local wildlife, tales of witches, and the
overpowering draw of a puddle of weird goo, sheâ€™s only finding more
questions to answer. The instant attraction to the one resident in
town that seems to be on her side isnâ€™t helping either.
does not give up its secrets easily. And sometimes things were hidden
for a reason.
is an understatement when it comes to Rudd.
a cage fighter with a sordid past, and has no family or any friends
to his name. He does, however, have one enemyâ€”Vic, his ultimate
rival in the cage. But even a match with Vic isnâ€™t enough to stir
any emotions in the 28 year old man. He may as well be a shell. Body
only, no spirit.
the anniversary of his sisterâ€™s death when he takes a walk through
Bulwarkâ€™s strange woods and wanders a little too far. Itâ€™s there
in the dense, secluded gloom that he meets a glowing, transparent
woman named Lili. She isnâ€™t realâ€” she canâ€™t be real, except
that sheâ€™s the only one that makes him feel anything at all. The
two form an unlikely friendship that quickly morphs into an
attraction neither can act on.
his final fight draws near, Rudd must face the demons of his past,
solve the mystery of Liliâ€™s murder and deal with the inexplicable
love that is growing in his heart for someone who can never be his.
of being the sheriff’s daughter, Claire Finnes’ life was the same as
any other 15-year-old. However, recurring nightmares and an encounter
with dead civil war soldier send Claire and her friends on a journey
that makes her question if those nightmares really were just dreams.
As she uncovers the dark history surrounding her small town Claire
begins to wonder, can a doomed future be changed?
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Battle of
Bulwark is the seventh volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world.Bulwark, a quiet town… or is it? Four best
friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage
their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that
her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can
deal with that though, the four friends then stumble upon Bulwarks
darkest secrets when a spell is cast on Bulwark High. Students have
been disappearing and no one has any clues as to their whereabouts.
With a town curfew set and parents on edge, the four friends decide
to take things into their own hands. Will they break the spell, or
will Bulwark High and the town be changed forever?Based on Bulwark, a
paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Darkness is the eighth volume
in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology
Lunden is a prolific author whoâ€™s written over 50 books in
assorted genres under different pen names.Â BulwarkÂ was her
first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow
authors as the basis for a new series,Â A Bulwark Anthology.
Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off
stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a
house full of helpful ghosts.
grown up with a love of everything futuristic, space and macabre, DJ
developed a vivid imagination and is known for a warped sense of
clinging to the real world, DJ has been known to cry: Why can’t cars
fly yet? Weren’t we supposed to teleport by now? In-between
large mugs of annoyingly lukewarm coffee, DJ enjoys walks with
earbuds full of loud music and ponders what it is Cossie the
fire-breathing, flying pet bearded dragon thinks about all day.
is an independent filmmaker, magazine editor and screenwriter who
writes romance and romantic suspense with an aim for readers to, “Get
Lost In Intense Passion and Diverse Worlds.” She lives in south
Florida enjoys binge-watching Netflix, uses her treadmill as an
over-sized coat hanger, but loves to dance to the Fitness Marshall
videos on Youtube.
into the world of Adult Fiction and penned under the name E.H.
The Window is the debut novel of this award-winning children’s
author. Whether reading or writing, Graham enjoys the escape into
worlds of mystery, fantasy and suspense.
time, Iâ€™m a fantasy addict! For as long as I can remember, Iâ€™ve
loved the concept of magical worlds. I
was the kid with dragons doodled around the edge of her school work,
the one with her head constantly buried in a book. As a teen, I
shunned partying to play Magic the Gathering and DM Dungeons and
Dragons games. Through
the years, Iâ€™ve always made up stories and took characters on
amazing adventures, in the privacy of my own mind. Now I want to
share them with other people. I
live with my husband and cat in Nottinghamshire in England. When Iâ€™m
not writing (or planning something Iâ€™m writing) Iâ€™m usually
working, reading, playing bass for my churchâ€™s worship team,
playing computer games (World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Pokemon,
Minecraft) or drinking tea. Mmm,
time to put the kettle onâ€¦
born and raised in Illinois, enjoys writing, fueling his passion and
love for the noble art of putting pen to paper, or more appropriate,
keyboard to computer. Diving into pure imagination he has produced
works that grip his reader’s minds with mystery and suspense as they
are brought into the fascinating world of fiction.
is gracing the Bulwark anthology as a debut author. She is a proud
graduate of SUNY Old Westbury College, with a bachelors degree in
Media & Communications. Gifted in singing, acting, and dancing,
she finds her voice reaches its highest ground in writing. She
resides in Long Island where the darkness of New York City comes to
Iâ€™m DJ Cooper and Iâ€™m very tired! I live in South East England, Iâ€™m married and I have two teenagers. I have successfully run my own business from home for the last eighteen years. For the last few years, Iâ€™ve juggled that business, family life, and writing.
2- What changes did 2019 bring to your writing?
I got to call myself an award-winning author for Missing Remnants thanks to Indie Authors Monthly magazine. I never expected that to happen, so thank you IAM. This year is the first time in recent years Iâ€™ve written something set on contemporary Earth. The town of Bulwark is not real but the setting was small-town America rather than in space or on an alien planet where I usually set a story.
3- Why did you do an anthology? Was it harder or easier than writing a full out novel? What was the hardest part?
Why? Exposure. Pure and simple. The more places you can showcase your work, the more chances you have of enticing one more reader into your world. The story for the anthology was shorter than a novel, so that part was easier. The anthology was challenging because it had a deadline, I donâ€™t usually write to a deadline. I was also writing characters I did not create so I was mindful of building on them in a way that was credible. Another challenge was writing about something in America. Iâ€™m English. We wear trousers over here, pants are underwear. Everything had to be written with American terminology in mind.
4- How did you come up with your story?
There were snippets in the original story that sparked something in my imagination. The original contained aspects of Hansel and Gretel. I watched a TV programme called Mr Benn when I was a child. A man walks into a costume shop, tries on a costume, walks through a door and has an adventure. Of course, when I re-watched Mr Benn recently, I found Iâ€™d not remembered any of it correctly and Iâ€™d written something completely different but thatâ€™s not a bad thing.
5- what is the hardest part of being an indie?
Promotion and marketing. The trouble with being an indie is that you have to coordinate everything. Even if youâ€™re passing things like editing and cover design over to a third party, an indie author is the publisher. We are responsible for everything. I wonder how many of us wish we could just write the book and have someone else do the rest for us. I know I do. Marketing is something that can be costly, hit and miss with results and just a completely alien thing for a lot of us to undertake. We have to promote ourselves. Iâ€™m sure there are many authors uncomfortable with the concept of waving their arms in the air and screamingÂ Iâ€™m over here, look at me.
6- Do you stay with one genre, or jump around?
I canâ€™t even live in this reality, let alone write in one genre! I am happier when Iâ€™m not constrained to only one thing. I always have been. Writing flows easier and quicker for me when I am not tied to a single genre. Iâ€™ll write science fiction, but itâ€™ll have aspects of horror and humour. Iâ€™ll write horror but itâ€™ll also have humour because people crack jokes in real life and the same person can also experience something horrific. I write a mixture of things, but I find thatâ€™s more realistic despite some of my more unrealistic settings. Humans are humans whether theyâ€™re on this planet or youâ€™ve imagined them in space.
7- Share the process of this collaboration? What inspired you from the original story and how did you marry it to your own work?
The original story has a theme of weird things happening when a pool of green water is present. There were also modern-day characters who appeared to be from different eras. I kept those themes running through my story whilst also creating something that could be read as a standalone work.
8- Would you do another anthology?
Yes, I think collaborating on an anthology is a great way to showcase what an author can do. Every author has a different set of readers they can reach. A collaboration means an author has a greater chance of reaching a wider audience.
9- What trends do you see in indie books?
Thereâ€™s a lot of them! Both trends and indie books. Itâ€™s very difficult to be seen. Iâ€™ve seen authors try many things. Free is a massive trend at the moment. Iâ€™m hearing more and more authors refusing to give their books away for free because theyâ€™ve spent money getting them to the market in the first place. Competition is fierce and always will be. I donâ€™t think the trend of hard work will ever change.
10- What makes your books stand out from the sea of indie authors out there?
Iâ€™m not unique, but I have a relatable authorâ€™s voice. I have a flair for humour and an ability to write a scene in a way that doesnâ€™t drag. I zone out of books I read that interrupt the flow of action with passages of the description which donâ€™t seem to move the story on. So, I like to avoid writing the things that bore me as a reader. We all have different preferences and thatâ€™s why there is potential for every decent author to find the readers who appreciate their work.
first time I saw her she melted the ice in my soul.
is a tiny beautiful five-year-old girl child. She lives in a cave in
dire poverty with her drunkard father and her Saharoui mother and
sister. Her enemies are all the towns children who victimize her and
her sister because of their race and condition. Her only friend is a
single mother named Latifa, and MalakÂ´s grandmother Jeeda Hazzah who
dies of cancer.
Malak is the champion of her family against a violent father and the
children of the Zoco who she fights singlehandedly. This is a magical
and often mystical story of a young girl and the people she stumbles
upon, as she is rushed away by her uncertain destiny, to the land in
which her mother was born, the Sahara Desert. The unravelling of
Malak’s story is also the unsnarling of the web of intrigue
surrounding the North of Africa, and itÂ´s peoples and history, and
the reasons for many current dilemmas in this land of witchcraft and
tale begins in earnest when a wandering ex-warrior happens on the
child and is struck by her magnificent courage and beauty. After a
significant episode with her drunken father and his cronies, having
interceded on the familyÂ´s behalf, he flees with them on a stolen
high-speed cruiser heading for Western Sahara and freedom. In the
course of their errant journey, they are taken into threatening
custody by the Algerian police. MalakÂ´s personality and mystic
nature make of her the flux in an adventure which begins as a race to
return her to her maternal grandfatherÂ´s family. A flight of mercy
will become a race against time as Malak and her friends take on the
impossible. In this, they enlist the help of many tribespeople. Some
tribes known to all and others lost in the wastes of the mysterious
desert and the annals of history.The story comes to an emotional and
pent up conclusion in the least expected possible fashion.
OÂ´Garra was born in
Gibraltar on the 8th May 1952. Paul and his three siblings were the
children of schoolteachers
and were reared with English discipline, immersed in romantic
literature on the one hand, and a large local family of uncles,
aunts, cousins and a doting grandmother, who was Spanish from Cadiz,
on the other.
was spent roaming across the Up South,
and Europa point areas of Gibraltar engaging in childish games and
adventures, reading extensively
books such as Enid Blytonâ€™ adventure series, â€˜Famous Five,â€™
â€˜Swallows and Amazons Forever,â€™
John Buchan and the â€˜Gorbals Die-hards.â€™
Saturday mornings were a day for avoiding the displeased grimaces of monocled and
colonels, delving and searching through the shelves of the old
Garrison library to discover new horizons, characters, and
stories. The journey of discovery that had begun with Baba the
Elephant eventually began to grow richer as the classics were
1967, he looked on
as fellow students of Jewish persuasion prepare to leave for Tel Aviv
to defend Israel. Shortly after, the arrival
of General Moshe Dayan at the gates of Cairo, signaled to the world
that IsraelÂ´s direst moment had been
overcome. Paul, at the earliest time possible,
set off in a steamer from Tangiers, sailing to Southampton.
After a spell in London,
he left the UK to discover his roots in Malta.
He alternated callings as a tour guide of Morocco and recoverer of
broken down rented cars in the desert, tour guide of south Spain and
eventually running a flamenco club on the Costa del Sol, in the days
when the Costa was still a new and exciting place to visit.
he set off again to discover new places in the Middle, the Far
East and the Philippines,
and when Perestroika and Glasnost finally arrived at the hands of
Mihail Gorbacheff and the Soviet Union was open, set off to discover
the East there. He studied Russian at St Petersburg and spent time
travelling to the Republic of Udmurtia, Kazan, Siberia and up an
uncharted river to meet Tribes that still lived in the area. Later to
Nizhny Novgorod and the South Volga, then to the
Ukraine travelling from city to city,
falling more and more in love with the great Russian writers and
painters as he went. Seventeen years ago at the age of fifty, Paul
contracted renal cancer.
He was operated on successfully at the Bullfighters Hospital in
Pamplona in North Spain. Metastasis was practically impossible the
surgeons happily reported. Two years later the
cancer metastasised to his lungs on which
he was duly operated, and half of his
lungs were removed.
Later for reasons undefined he suffered strokes in both eyes and lost
partial sight in one eye and total in the left which he duly
recovered by swimming and praying. Seventeen years have gone by since
the renal cancer was first discovered,
and seven years since his last operation and everything is fine,
remission seems to be total.
still swims at least one or two kilometres per day all year round,
travels, practises martial arts and fervently believes that the Lord
leads him by the hand. After leaving the hospital
he spent some time in Tangiers, hairless, gaunt and on crutches, but
enjoying the warmth and affection of many new friends there. Then off
to Prague to study filmmaking, made several shorts but finally
decided that he would first write and then make movies when the time