Full Price Books 29/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

When Detective Danny Fitzpatrick leaves his hometown of Chicago and moves to Fairbanks, Alaska he wants nothing more than to escape the violence and heartbreak that left his life in pieces. Numbed by alcohol and the frozen temperatures of an Alaskan winter, Danny is content with a dead-end job investigating Fairbanks’ cold cases. That all changes when a pretty blond woman goes missing on the winter solstice, and Danny stumbles upon some surprising connections between her disappearance and that of another Fairbanks woman three years earlier. Forced out of his lethargy, Danny sets out to both find the missing woman and solve his own cold case. The investigation points Danny towards Aleksei Nechayev, the handsome and charming proprietor of an old asylum turned haunted tourist attraction in the Arctic town of Coldfoot. As he tries to find a link between Nechayev and his case, Danny’s instinct tells him that Nechayev is much more than what he seems. Danny has no idea that Nechayev is hiding a secret that is much more horrifying than anything he could ever have imagined. As his obsession with finding the missing women grows, Danny finds his own life in danger. And when the truth is finally revealed, the world as he knows it will never be the same.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq. Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late. When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

There’s always a choice. The demon Azazel knows an opportunity when he sees one. That’s why he took the Unnamed abomination, Haedyn, under his wing and honed her skills. Now she’s a predator, like him, but far more dangerous because she holds the potential to wield great power. The kind that humans and supernatural creatures alike will bow down to worship. The kind that will let him create his army of evil-born souls without challenge. And when the full moon rises and a human’s rare blood is spilled, Haedyn will be the key to unlocking hell on earth. Former investigative reporter Lexington Carter saw his brother murdered by vampires, but no one would believe him. Now it’s his mission to learn everything there is about monsters, how to kill them, and what happens to their victims. But when he’s kidnapped by a super-human albino chick who claims she’s protecting him, he realizes that not all supernatural creatures are monsters and there might be one that’s worth saving. Haedyn is the last Unnamed and Azazel’s personal assassin – his most prized servant. It’s not a title she wants, but it keeps her alive and that’s all that matters. But when she is tricked into protecting Lex, the same human her master is hunting, she learns of Azazel’s terrifying plan to create an army of evil souls – and that Lex isn’t the only one slated for sacrifice. Can Haedyn accept the truth of her past and face the demon who molded her in his image, or will she risk losing the souls of those she loves?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Ben woke up on his first night at a prospective development location to find his wife missing, with no word given or sign left behind. After giving up the search, he went home to try and piece his life back together until finally getting a clue about where she might have gone…and who had taken her. In the days that follow, Ben will have to decide how much love is worth, and learn just how badly the loss of it can twist someone who has known nothing else. His resolve will be tested, and his very life’s purpose will be redefined as he tries to discover where his love has gone… Approximate word count 52,000Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

It started out as a drive in the country. Oh sure, Hillman was thinking about suicide. Oh sure, the dead woman in the back seat was goading him on. Why bother living? Only Coyote has something to say about the matter. Not to mention the Troll… What Some People Say About Steve Vernon “True originality is rare but you’ll find it everytime Steve Vernon puts his fingers on the keyboard.” – Jeff Strand, author of Pressure. “Steve Vernon is one of the finest talents of horror and dark fiction.” – Owl Goingback, author of Crota. “If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon.” – Bookgasm “The genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion.” –Edward Lee, author of FLESH GOTHIC and CITY INFERNALSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Full Price Books 29/07/2013 Fiction – YA

Welcome to the world of Hillside High. High school is a word that conjures up all sorts of different images: fun, excitement, over-active hormones, nerds, jocks, bullies, sporting events, peer-pressure, relationships, exams, stress, failures, successes, dysfunctional families, too much homework, unbelievably embarrassing moments, and so much more. Enter the world of Hillside High where you will find yourself wrapped up in the intricacies and adventures of these students.Fiction – YA

 

 

Summer jobs, vacation and fun times are approaching but the students of Hillside High must remain grounded while studying for upcoming exams. With second term nearly complete, these students are raring to be wild and free. A communication breakthrough for Karen and Rebecca finally allows some insight into their terrible past experiences. These startling revelations provide their friends and family with the necessary understanding of certain peculiar behaviours that have come to surface. Clayton finds himself in a desperate situation leading to serious consequences. Kody explores Europe with her aunt, unaware of the implications for her future.Fiction – YA

 

 

Warm sunshine, swimming in the lake and total relaxation are just a few of the summertime activities in which many of the Hillside students are immersing themselves.For others, this free time represents a clean slate, an opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings. Kody sparkles in her ever evolving self-improvement methods and Rebecca uses this time to rehabilitate herself from the traumatic events that have plagued her life over the past year. Clayton wonders if this dark time will ever come to an end and whether or not he will survive his terrible plight. Brenda Pittman, bully extraordinaire, concocts her evil plans for a stellar upcoming year.Fiction – YA

 

 

Some preventative measures are required to eliminate the newest and most menacing bully at Hillside High. Together, victimized students form an alliance to conquer their own fears as well as bravely face their tormentor in this unusual approach and unique student-led endeavour.John realizes that endless party nights and a full time course load arent as easily handled as he had previously believed, and some drastic changes will need to be made in order to get things sorted out. Breaking up isnt as quick and painless as both sets of couples would have anticipated. The ensuing chain reaction that requires some major emotional maturity to overcome.Fiction – YA

 

 

The students of Hillside High have spoken and now Brenda must come to terms with the results of her destructive and delinquent behaviour. Derek is determined to make things work with Kendra and his romantic plans are met with some initial hesitation, making his desire even stronger.The stakes are high when the boys cant resist gambling away their hard earned money to some professional con artists. Breannas darkest secret is accidentally discovered and she will do whatever it takes to ensure it does not become public knowledge.As Sean experiences one of the greatest losses of his life, River comes through for him in dealing with this sad event. Clayton once again faces some challenging ordeals while serving his time in the detention centre.Fiction – YA

 

 

Unbeknownst to two teenagers—Ralph worried about a history exam he didn’t study for and Sarah having studied all weekend—a flu pandemic with apocalyptic proportions rages over the world. On Monday, they arrive at their high school besieged by men in hazmat suits, escorting infected teenagers to buses. Ralph is forced on one of these quarantine buses and Sarah, along with the remaining healthy student body, gets quarantined at school. This flu however is worse than the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed a hundred million people—much worse. This flu turns its victims into the walking dead. The few not infected are left not only with the grief of their family and friends passing, but also with the horror of their families, friends, and neighbors trying to rip the flesh off them. Ralph—unsure about the real destination of the bus and trapped inside with kids that are getting worse by the minute—may not get to the destination in time before the first one dies. Sarah, trapped at school, deals with a worsening situation that she soon needs to escape from.Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 21/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

After breaking the Seventh Ward and unleashing the dark god Arkonen upon the Overworld, Bane, Demon Lord, is close to death. The Black Lord has betrayed him and left him to die from exhaustion and the ill effects of the dark power. Only the young healer’s fragile and misunderstood hold on his heart makes him cling to life, and Mirra begs him to save the Overworld, as only he can, but will he?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A captive goddess, a doomed domain and a young dark god who must save the light… Even with his spirit father, Kayos, to guide him, Bane struggles to deny the dark power’s corrupting influence. A tar’merin may stray from the light if his heart is weak, and the darkness will try to seduce him. In order to retain his sanity and fight for the light, Bane must become the Lord of Shadows…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The trackless and dangerous God Realm is shaped by the will of the gods who roam it, and the creatures of darkness that inhabit it prey upon the doomed mortals who wander its shifting wastes… Even a mortal dark god may not survive its traps and treachery, and a Grey God is a beacon that draws the darkness. Kayos’ shield sphere may not protect him from a dark god with a Key…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A Grey God’s impregnable shield sphere is his last defence, but a domain Key might unravel it and force him to flee into the unknown, for to Move in the God Realm is to be lost… Bound and powerless, the Demon Lord is doomed unless a light god comes to his aid, but he can no longer wield the shadows. Kayos waits for his dark son to free him, and his time is running out…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The Demon Lord must face three dark gods, possibly four, in order to keep the child goddess Kayos has awakened safe. At the same time, he is beset by the people whose domain Sherinias now rules, who do not believe in gods. They know all about evil, and have been trying to fight it for centuries, with dire consequences. Their attempts hamper Bane, however, and place him in additional danger. While most try to kill or capture him, others are persuaded that Bane is not a destroyer and take his side. Sherinias’ world is still in a great deal of trouble, falling into darkness as its people destroy it with their careless plunder, and not even Kayos can save it. The city the people have built in the God Realm just outside the realm gate makes it difficult to close the portal, which they strive to keep open, but if it is not closed all manner of gods may enter and put this dark domain and its child goddess in even greater peril….Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In order to escape Tassin’s enemies, Sabre takes her into the Death Zone, the most perilous place on the planet, a terrifying realm where natural laws hold no sway and life hangs by a thread. Only the deadly abilities he hates so much will keep her safe, forcing him to use them whilst he strives to learn what it is to be human, confused by his forbidden feelings for the high-spirited Queen.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Sabre’s time is running out, and he decides to complete the cyber’s mission and destroy the Death Zone. Therefore, he must travel to its source: the Core, something so powerful that it bends space and time and draws slices of other worlds into its sphere of influence. He doubts that he will survive the encounter, but death will be better than being returned to the horror of cyber control…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

For three long years, Tassin has tried to find a way to travel to the stars and free Sabre. Her hunt for the sword the Core lives in has proven futile, until one day a serving boy finds a key, and she discovers where Sabre hid the sword. She persuades the malevolent weapon to take her to Sabre, and arrives on the planet Ferrinon Four. Lost in a modern city, Tassin goes to a private detective who, since she has no money, advises her to try a friendly young hacker. Kole agrees to help her look for a cyber she only knows is somewhere on the planet. Without Sabre’s serial number, all she can do is seek him amongst the many others on this world. If she does locate Sabre, she has no money with which to buy him, and cybers cannot be stolen. Even Kole, who is the best hacker on the planet, knows it is impossible to hack a control unit. The micro-supercomputer is simply too complex, and has multiple security checks and firewalls, not to mention a lethal pair of fists. Tassin’s only source of potential wealth is the sword, an oddity that a rich mogul might pay handsomely for. Kole advertises the weapon on the Net, and agrees to loan her the money to buy Sabre if she finds him, although to Tassin, the idea of buying him is abhorrent. First they have to find him, and then she has to find a way to free him from cyber control again. Manutim would have taken him back to Myon Two for repairs, and there’s a chance she may never be able to free him again, but at least she can ensure he does not suffer anymore. What kinds of torture has Cybercorp subjected Sabre to, and, if she finds him and frees him, will he still be the man she loves?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Tassin, Sabre and Kole head for Omega Five with Tarl, an ex-cyber technician turned smuggler they met on the wonder world, Charon Six. Sabre fascinates Tarl, who is also on the run from Myon Two, under a sentence of death. He has restored Sabre’s memories, but, after everything he went through on Myon Two, the cyber is no longer the man Tassin fell in love with on Omega Five. She hopes he will rediscover the feelings he had for her then, and she will do anything to make that happen. When Myon Two enforcer ships find them in a photon corridor, they are unable to escape in Tarl’s old freighter, Blue Sun. Sabre sends a universal distress message, hoping that this will at least protect Tassin and Kole from Cybercorp. Unfortunately, it is answered by an Overlord. The seven Overlords are universal judges and executioners who keep the peace on a planetary scale, and rarely interfere in minor infractions, but interplanetary law dictates that a universal distress message cannot be ignored, and the Overlords must abide by it, too. Overlords travel instantaneously between solar systems on giant city-ships capable of destroying planets, and the one who answers Sabre’s call is the Spider Lord, one of the most feared of all the Overlords. Upon learning the cause of the altercation, the Spider Lord orders Sabre to sacrifice himself or his companions will die, and the cyber is forced to step out of an airlock to save them…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

After surviving an explosion aboard their ship and escaping a spacial anomaly, Sabre, Tassin and Tarl are dropped off aboard a warship belonging to Trykons, the most warlike human race in the galaxy. Even the Overlords cannot put an end to the Trykons’ endless battles for supremacy, and have placed the solar system under restriction. As long as the Trykons only fight each other, they are left alone, isolated from the rest of humanity. Everything about Trykon society is decided by combat, and they do not tolerate weaklings, even amongst their own race. Non-combatants are considered inferior, used as servants, and not allowed to procreate. Selective breeding has resulted in a race of near giants whose sole purpose in life is to fight for their clan to win control of the planet. When Sabre arrives, unannounced, aboard the warship, his only goal is to take control of it so he can use it to reach Omega Five. Naturally, command of a Trykon warship is decided, like everything else, by combat prowess. To the Trykons, Sabre’s stature is unimpressive, and Tassin, who dislikes being a non-combatant, wants nothing more than to put the arrogant, and very large, Trykon warrior women in their place. While the Trykons are the ultimate warrior breed, however, they have never encountered a cyber before…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

After another run in with enforcers, Sabre, Tassin and Tarl reach Omega Five, only to find that disaster has befallen Arlin. Four years have passed on the planet during the few months Tassin has been away, and during that time she has been declared dead and her cousin, Dellon, has inherited the crown. Princess Dena has been ousted and supposedly taken in by a countess, and Torrian is Dellon’s friend and ally. Knowing that Dellon will denounce her as a pretender if she reveals her presence and tries to reclaim her throne, Tassin and Sabre find Dena and go to King Sharmian, Grisson’s illegitimate son and now ruler of Mandor, smallest of the five kingdoms. Sharmian, however, is Torrian’s puppet, and does not have an army strong enough to fight for his independence, never mind help Tassin regain her throne. Nevertheless, they hope his attachment to Dena will persuade him to join the fight to free Arlin and Prane from Torrian’s influence. Even with a small army to serve as a distraction and draw off Torrian’s troops, it is up to Sabre, in the end, to find a way into Tassin’s castle and confront Dellon on her behalf. Once again, she will need him to be her champion and pit his skills against medieval knights in a bid to win back Arlin so she can be queen again and they can finally have the peaceful life they have striven so hard to attain.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Sabre has become a bone of contention between three Overlords, and Myon Two. The Spider Lord, first to encounter him, has found him innocent, but Overlord Ramadaus has declared Sabre to be an abomination, and aids Myon Two in their endeavours to capture the rogue cyber. Sabre, however, has made a particular friend of one Overlord, whose life he saved from a Corsair, a particularly dangerous alien species. Overlord Fairen has claimed Sabre as his friend, and granted him protection and an emergency beacon with which to summon him. He has also visited Myon Two and forbidden Cybercorp to hunt Sabre, but enforcer factions, with the backing of Ramadaus, continue to try to capture the cyber. Myon Two wants to examine him, discover how he got free of the control unit and ensure that he is returned to cyber control, or destroyed. Therefore, when Sabre wakes to find himself a prisoner of Myon Two, he knows Ramadaus had a hand in his capture, especially since the emergency beacon is gone. On Omega Five, Tassin tries to find a way off world, with Tarl’s help, and two cyber technicians try to free Sabre on Myon Two. Sabre’s only salvation, however, could lie with a fourteen-year-old boy who is the most feared Overlord of all. He is known as the Wild Child and the Red Death, and commands the most powerful city-ship every built. He is the Scorpion Lord.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In her desperation to find Sabre and rescue him from Myon Two, Tassin boarded a smuggler ship that answered Tarl’s call for help, and she and Tarl have been abducted. Her royal status means nothing to their kidnappers, but her airs and graces pay off on the auction block, and she and Tarl are purchased by a self-styled emperor. Tarl’s skills as a cyber technician prove valuable to Emperor Endrovar, who owns cybers, but the emperor has no use for Tassin, and sells her. The Queen’s new owner is a high king, ruler of fifteen solar systems, whose family has strange ties to Myon Two. She discovers an astounding revelation regarding Sabre’s origins, but is unable to persuade Tarvin to let her go. When Sabre learns of Tassin’s abduction, despair overwhelms him, for she has vanished into the endless reaches of space, untraceable… lost. He is certain he will never find her again, and, although Fairen helps him to set out on his quest to seek her, he knows, deep in his heart, that it is hopeless. His machine-trained mind has calculated the odds and returned a decimal so small he does not want to count the zeroes in front of it. Sabre has no hope, and he cannot cope with the host of human emotions her disappearance dumps into his mind – useless, illogical feelings that only bring him pain. Fate has dealt him a final, crushing blow, and he has lost the girl he loves just when he has finally become almost human…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Rayne dreads the coming of the Crystal Ship and the legendary monster it bears. An Envoy destroyed a world once before, an almost forgotten event. One man, whose life the creature ruined, remembers. The mysterious Shrike has built the Slave Empire on blood and tears, and Rayne must have his help if she is to defeat the Envoy. The battle to protect her will bring three empires to the brink of war.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The Shrike has made Rayne his wife in order to save her from the empty existence her empathy has condemned her to, shunned by all who fear her power. He has revealed his face to her and told her some of his secrets, and there are those who would do anything to discover what she knows. Various rival empires, factions and slavers have offered bounty totalling many millions for his death, and the image she carries in her mind means she is in grave danger should she ever stray from his protection. Yet still he remains mostly a mystery, a gentle, but aloof companion, and she longs for more. If his enemies capture or kill the Shrike, however, millions of freed slaves will die or be returned to slavery. He is his people’s saviour and protector, and hundreds of thousands will lay down their lives to protect him and sacrifice themselves to avenge him. He is their emperor, who saved them from slavery, and they love him. An ex-slave himself, the Shrike carries the mental and physical scars of his horrific former life. He started the Slave Empire with a single spaceship and it has grown into the third largest in the galaxy. Even all his warships will not be able to protect him if his rivals discover the truth about him, however, and only one person can betray him. If the Shrike dies, the Slave Empire will go to war with whoever kills him, and the retribution it metes out before it falls will be terrible, bloody, and final…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Although at war with the land itself, men have survived by paving their streets and surrounding their cities with dried Earthblood. In doing so, they have enraged the souls further, and only the chosen are safe under Chanter’s protection. The Black Riders have also arrived ahead of them, and continue their deadly march across the land, slaying all Truemen in their path. Chanter takes Talsy and Kieran to search for more chosen, who are trapped in the safety of the cities. The people strive to elude their fate, and a mad prince has inherited a pebble that holds the power to break the world. He sends men to capture Talsy in a bid to save himself, thinking that taking her hostage will force Chanter to protect him. To save her, Chanter does the unthinkable; he creates a forbidden Mujar weapon and gives it to the only warrior amongst the chosen – Kieran. The Starsword holds the Powers of Earth and Fire and, if it falls into the wrong hands, impossible though that should be, it could be used to break the Staff of Law.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The broken world will descend into chaos unless the Staff of Law is restored, but the pieces are lost. Knowing that the world is doomed, Chanter creates a safe haven for the Chosen, but Talsy persuades the Mujar to take her on a quest to find the pieces of the staff. Yet even if they succeed, the laws have been lost forever, scattered by the winds and turned to dust… Or have they?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The broken world falls deeper into madness without the laws that govern life, and the son Talsy bears Chanter is an abomination, able to kill with his stunted powers. The young Mujar who roams the lawless land, blinded by golden fire, is the world’s last hope. The chosen must brave the madness to find him, but if the Ghost Riders find them only a creature of the chaos can save them…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The Queen’s Blade faces a challenge for his title of Master of the Dance during Jondar’s last days, as two armies converge on the doomed city. The young Queen Minna-Satu prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save her kingdom by placing the daughter of the Cotti King on the Jashimari throne. The Princess’ life is in danger, and Blade seeks a painless death as his enemy approaches…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A fallen kingdom, a captured queen, and an assassin who could save them both… His queen is the enemy king’s prisoner, but the Queen’s Blade refuses to serve his foe. Unless he slays those who plot against her, however, she will die. Cotti Princes will taste the assassin’s blade to ensure her safety and win his freedom, but powerful men plot his demise and that of the infant queen.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Fifteen years have passed since Blade vanished, and plotting Cotti princes threaten the peace of the three kingdoms again. Only the Queen’s Blade can save the child Queen, but he must take up the office he scorns and become a sacred Knight of the Veil. However, a bargain with Shamsara sends him into the desert on a seemingly impossible quest that will bring him a mighty reward… if he succeeds.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Captured and condemned, the Queen’s Blade is forced to face his fate and fight a deadly duel with a Master of the Dance to survive. More treacherous Cotti princes must die and the Regent’s life is in danger. Blade’s legendary skills are tested to the extreme and his web of lies and deceit is challenged, but nothing touches the frozen heart and icy mind of a killer whose heart died long ago.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The legendary assassin’s life is in grave danger. With the deaths of a dozen princes and a king on his tally, the Queen’s Blade is a target for vengeance, and his enemies are powerful. No one knows if Blade is dead or alive when he vanishes again, but the Regent mourns his loss. Two queens, a regent and a king hunt for Blade, who must fight free of fate’s cruel grip.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A humble goat herder’s son and kin of the wood cat, Conash bonds with his familiar when he is just six years old. The sickly boy teeters on the brink of death, so much so that he is given the Death Rites three times before he is ten years old. Against all odds, he grows up a happy, laughing child, the apple of his mother’s eye and his father’s most cherished son. The church will not give him the Life Rites, since the boy will not live to puberty. Conash is beloved of the beasts; able to charm the birds from the trees with his smile, and his parents know he is God Touched. When the Cotti invade his village during the Rout of Ashtalon, Conash is just twelve years old. After witnessing the slaughter of his family and familiar, he wakes from his death sleep a castrated Cotti slave, and suffers their abuse until the night he slips away into the desert. He crawls from it maddened and haunted by his familiar’s ghost, his heart as dead and cold as frozen stone. Sustained by hatred and rage, he journeys to Jondar, capital of the Kingdom of Jashimari, to become a thief and murderer and live in the gutter, fighting for scraps with stray dogs. Then an elder assassin takes him in and trains him to be a killer…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

When Blade is beaten almost to death, a broken-nosed whore saves him and nurses him back to health, starting a strange relationship that will endure all through Blade’s career and beyond. Lilu loves the assassin despite his cold heart and scathing tongue, and her love and aid earn his protection, even though he will never admit to helping her. Blade struggles to come to terms with what his, but uses it to his advantage as an assassin, succeeding at seemingly impossible assignments and earning two titles: the Invisible Assassin and the Silent Slayer. Even though he seeks death’s release so he can be with his familiar again, a destiny awaits Blade, for which he must survive, and therein lies the strangeness of one who is God Touched.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Two worlds.Two species. One terrifying secret. A dystopian Earth forces humans to scour the galaxy for a new home. The discovery of another race on the new planet is disrupting efforts to relocate the entire population. The Indigenes, the race that occupies Exilon 5, must become human to protect their species from further harm. A terrifying secret will change everything. In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime. Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds. BECOMING HUMAN, part one in the Exilon 5 trilogy, is a dystopian action adventure that you won’t want to put down.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda. Winner Science Fiction DIY Book Festival 2011Foreword Reviews Science Fiction Book of the Year for 2011 “Avogadro Corp is a tremendous book that every single person needs to read. In the vein of Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom(TM), William’s book shows that science fiction is becoming science fact. Avogadro Corp describes issues, in solid technical detail, that we are dealing with today that will impact us by 2015, if not sooner. Not enough people have read these books. It’s a problem for them, but not for the [emergent] machines.” — Brad Feld, managing directory Foundry Group, co-founder Techstars “Highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring book. Don’t start without the time to finish — it won’t let you go.” — Gifford Pinchot III, founder Bainbridge Graduate Institute, author THE INTELLIGENT ORGANIZATION “An alarming and jaw-dropping tale about how something as innocuous as email can subvert an entire organization. I found myself reading with a sense of awe, and read it way too late into the night.” — Gene Kim, author of VISIBLE OPS, THE PHOENIX PROJECTSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

After genetically altered weeds devastate Earth’s croplands, Dr. Tula Macoby believes photosynthetic skin can save the human race. Her people single-mindedly embark on a mission to convert the cannibals roaming what’s left of Earth. But when Levi, a peaceful stranger, refuses alteration, Tula doesn’t think the only options should be conversion or death. Levi Kraybill, a devout member of the Old Order, left his Holdout farmland to seek a cure for his terminally ill son. Genetic manipulation is a sin, but Levi will do almost anything for the life of his child. When he’s captured, he’s sure he’s damned, and his only escape will be death. Tula’s superiors schedule Levi’s euthanization, and she risks everything to set the innocent man free. Now she and Levi are outlaws with her people, and she’s an abomination with his. Can they find sanctuary in a cannibal wasteland?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

That which survives the initial assault may yet die from the infection left behind. In the destroyed country of Lithia, the former Gildonese leader of the Lowlands, King Fice, has violently assumed the throne, filling the void left by the Tek destruction of the country. His unnatural powers of sway have become more potent and his influence is far-reaching. The Tek invasion has also left a void within the kingdom of Epertase. The war has tested the once-great people and, with the venomous words of men Queen Alina considers friends, Epertase descends into revolution. Alina barely escapes with her life. Once again, the kingdom needs a savior. And once again Rasi will be forced to unleash the darker part of himself in order to save the woman he loves. All is not what it seems. Victory may still mean defeat. The war for Epertase has only begun.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

After surviving brutal torture and escaping from Lord Rykan’s dungeons, Major Sullyan is trapped in Andaryon, too injured to cross the Veils. Slowly dying and determined to find some purpose in the shattered remains of her life, she travels to the Andaryan capitol to offer the Hierarch her sword and Artesan gifts in the fight against Rykan and his vast army. Because women hold no power in Andaryon, Sullyan is met with prejudice, hostility, and suspicion. Before she can seek vengeance on the field of battle, she must prove herself to the Hierarch’s generals. Finding support from the unlikeliest sources, Sullyan sets a plan into motion to defeat Lord Rykan and end his bid for the throne. The fate of two realms depends on her success, but her strength is fading fast and time is running out.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Werewolves are real. And they make excellent pets. Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters? While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them. Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world… In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot. In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power. Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Since the dawn of time, the Light of Epertase has determined when the throne was to be passed from elder to heir. For more than a thousand years, the Light’s decision had never been challenged-until now. When a ruthless army advances on Epertase, the Light determines that corrupt King Elijah is no longer fit to rule – his daughter, Princess Alina, is the kingdom’s only hope for salvation. When evil men violently abduct her, Epertase’s fall appears inevitable. But all is not lost, for Alina has a secret lover lurking in the outer mountains; a long-banished warrior willing to bring down armies and King Elijah himself to save her. His name is Rasi and he prepares for blood. Deadly men plan to sacrifice Alina for the Light of Epertase that lives within her soul. Rasi plans to kill all who try. The kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach. Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash. Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long term survival. One day, he meets a starving former college co-ed going the other way. This is their story.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

 

Pirates, shape shifters and travel through time. How much more complicated can love get? Time traveler Eric Morgan finds out when alarming news arrives from his mentor, Nathaniel Beckett, that Blackheart the Pirate has kidnapped Nathaniel’s daughter Celeste. Eric lives in the present and Celeste lives in 1718 Camden, Maine. Complications arise upon his arrival in Maine, with Eric’s emotional discovery of a father and sister he never knew…a shape-shifting father and sister. Together, they travel to the past. They ask help of the local magistrate, unaware he is in cahoots with Blackheart and concealing a secret that makes him a terrifying nemesis. An attack by a Great White shark nearly costs Eric his life before he can rescue Celeste. Peril lurks in unexpected places and Eric’s actions trigger a cascade of events that will tear one family apart and force another to test the bonds of forgiveness and love.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In the darkest corners of lower Manhattan, a battle like no other rages. The city is home to a hidden group of survivors of the nanite plague, and a brother and sister born to defend their race. With a touch that can destroy nanites, Lanni, sister of Alex, is their last chance. Can she save her brother? Can she protect mankind’s only hope? Or will she be responsible for the destruction of the last humans on earth? It’s going to be another long day…….Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

It started out as something underground, edgy and cool. Then Sniper took it all too far and timesplashing became the ultimate terrorist weapon. Scarred by their experiences in the time traveling party scene, Jay and Sandra are thrown together in what becomes the biggest manhunt in history: the search for Sniper, Sandra’s ex-boyfriend and a would-be mass murderer. Set in the near future, Timesplash is a fast-paced action thriller. Filled with great characters, a sprinkling of romance, and a new and intriguing take on time travel, Timesplash is ultimately a very human tale about finding bravery through fear, and never giving up. Highly recommended for science fiction and thriller enthusiasts alike. Timesplash is the first book in the Timesplash series. True Path: Timesplash 2 was released in July 2013.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

“Most people’s lives begin with their births; mine began with my death.” In the final moments of her life, the enigmatic Conlan drags Eleanor from her world and into his. Mydren – a vast, majestic land where myths have substance, magic is terrifyingly real and Eleanor is marked for death. Reborn as an Avatar, the living incarnation of an ancient magic, Eleanor must think fast and act faster if she wishes to survive. This new life comes with a price; Conlan has a vital and dangerous mission to undertake. Eleanor must learn to control her newfound abilities and cope with a host of dangers both mystical and natural, while helping her fellow Avatars to master their own talents, so they can get the connection between them working. Can she make ‘The Five’ a force to be reckoned with? Will their deadly enemies destroy them? Can Eleanor overcome her own fears and find the courage she needs to reach Conlan and release him from his dark secrets?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

World’s collide as the Callisto series comes to a front. Follow the daring Jasmine as she flees a Space Corps’ Covert Operations center with damning evidence of heinous acts of genetic engineering. Juggle cultural diversity and the drama of diplomacy as Viktor Jacobs uses forked tongue to negotiate a tangible peace settlement! Submerse yourself in the shocking conclusion of the Callisto series, which reveals monsters, heroes and lovers sacrificing everything for good of the universe! Includes the whole series: Book 1 – Adrift Book 1.5 – Nancy and the Caveman Book 2 – Taken Book 3 – United Book 3.5 – Anari and the Future The End? – Norik and His Daughter Plus bonus material: Species List All four interviews The Feisty Princess – Chapter 1Sci Fi & Fantasy

Full Price Books 21/07/2013 Romance

Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined. Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both—if the truth doesn’t rip them apart.Romance

 

 

She was raised as an American Princess Following the betrayal of a former lover, Sara Sherbrooke swore off relationships, too afraid she would be used again. Instead she has devoted all her energy to succeeding in politics without relying on her family name. That is until one night in Hawaii with her brother’s best friend Christopher Hall. He is a self-made billionaire Technological genius and CEO of Hall Technology, Christopher Hall first met Sara Sherbrooke when he and Jake Sherbrooke were college roommates. While attending Jake’s wedding in Hawaii, Christopher is reintroduced to Sara, a beauty who was once way out of his league. But now as the most eligible bachelor in Silicon Valley, the only thing stopping Christopher from pursuing Sara is the thought of betraying his best friend. As they work together to promote a new education initiative, neither can deny the attraction between them. But will their growing romance be worth all of the consequences?Romance

 

 

If you had the chance to make amends with someone from your past, would you? If you didn’t have a choice, could you? Michelle goes to sleep one night in her bed only to wake up to waves crashing on the shore. Where is she? How did she get here? How is she going to get home? She soon realizes she isn’t the only one on this Island, but did it have to be him? Frank, the one person from her past she could have done without seeing again. Can they work together to get off the Island?Romance

 

 

Two worlds. Two enemies. Haunted by loss, Cascadian assassin Rickert D’Angelus is on a mission of vengeance. Determined to stop the Pacifican army from finding a portal to his world, he leads a group of warriors into New Seattle with one goal—to kill all Pacifican soldiers. Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities. Now, the former fashion designer is the Pacifican army’s hottest commodity in their fight against the invaders. When Rickert discovers a beautiful, unconscious soldier on a cold mountain ledge near the portal, he realizes she’s a Protection-Talent and cannot be killed. To prevent the army from using her skills again, he takes her as his prisoner instead. One fated touch… But when he pulls her into his arms, a sexy and compelling vision appears, awakening something inside him. Something he can’t ignore. Torn between duty and passion, Rickert must decide if the vision is a Talent trick designed to foil the enemy or the answer to his deepest desires…Romance

 

 

There are two things Boston detective Lacey Gardner knows about killing vampires. Slicing off a head or a hit directly to the heart are the only surefire ways to kill one. Silver is their Achilles heel. A vampire never wears silver. When she meets bartender extraordinaire, Damon Harte, her heart does a quickstep for the dark hunky guy. She’s learned the hard way that having a love interest in her line of work can be heart-wrenching. She’s kept to herself for years, but something about Damon captivates her and draws her to him. When she learns Damon’s devastating secret, she knows what she has to do: kill the man who has stolen her heart.Romance

 

 

When twenty-five-year-old Lyn sets off on her cruise vacation, all she wants is to forget that her dead fiancé was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a diversion uncomplicated by romance. What she gets is Braedon, an intriguing young surgeon. He’s everything her fiancé wasn’t, and against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world, her emotions come alive. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic. But it’s hard to get away from someone when you’re stuck on the same ship. Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions. Then paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped, and Lyn’s fear of a fairy tale turns grim.Romance

 

 

When a peculiar young woman shows up at the Wesley House Bed and Breakfast with a battered suitcase and stories to tell, shipwright Sam Wesley isn’t sure if she’s incredibly imaginative or just plain delusional. He soon realizes that Marlena is like no other woman he has ever met. Her strange behavior and far-fetched tales of shipwrecks and survival are a fresh breeze in Sam’s stagnant life. Sam isn’t the only one enchanted by Marlena. With his best friend putting the moves on her and a man from her past coming back into her life, the competition for Marlena’s heart is fierce. In the midst of it all, a misunderstanding sends Marlena running, and by the time Sam learns what his heart really wants, it may be too late to win her back.Romance

 

 

It’s been one year since Bronwyn Chase left the modern world behind, and an ancient evil is stirring in Cornwall …. Bree Peltier is a skeptic. She doesn’t believe in mystics or witches. Between keeping up with her university studies and falling in love with her archaeology professor, her life is complicated enough. When a vengeful spirit possesses her childhood friend and goes on a killing spree, she is forced to re-examine her beliefs. The spirit is out to destroy the descendants of Bronwyn, and Bree is the only one who can stop it. If she believes. Bree is a mystic. If she doesn’t embrace her birthright, she could lose everyone she has ever loved. If she does embrace it, she could lose her soul mate.Romance

 

 

Best-selling author Bronwyn Chase never quite fit in with the 21st century. On a publicity trip to New York City, a mysterious woman claiming to be a mystic from Bronwyn’s past gives her a silver knight’s spur. Asked to save Euric, a man she never knew existed, Bronwyn finds herself transported to 12th-century Cornwall. Landing at the feet of an entranced Euric, she discovers the instant connection she feels to him comes from a midsummer rite gone horribly awry on the eve of her birth. Forced to face a dark wicce who plans to use Euric for her own nefarious ends, Bronwyn summons her own mystical birthright to free him.Romance

 

 

Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young. Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her. Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?…and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her? Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential…Romance

 

 

Josh Collins has the perfect life—a beautiful girlfriend and a baby on the way, until an accident takes his life and he’s suddenly forced to fight for everything and everyone he loves. Alone and pregnant, Avery Rhodes is suddenly faced with a painful new reality. Life without the man she loves is turbulent. Nothing feels the same any more without him and she finds herself facing the unimaginable. With his newfound guide Gabriel, Josh is forced to learn what happens IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES.Romance

 

 

Kat Purrowells is an occult anthropologist. She thought she would be teaching what she knew at a local college, instead she was roped into working for a secretive government agency, P.N.I., Paranormal Investigations. There are murders in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, Kat has been sent in to try and help catch these supernatural killers, but will the cost be her life?Romance

 

 

Ever read a book and wish the heroine hadn’t done that, gone there, or slept with that guy? Well, now you’re in charge. The reader decides what happens here. Tailor your perfect short story or be adventurous and read through all the different paths to see where life can take you…if you choose. Go ahead, pick your pleasure. Linley Lane, CEO of Lane Technologies, has had enough of blah dates. When she decides to shake things up with a visit to an underground sex club she’s heard rumors about, she realizes she’s way out of her league. This is no usual hookup spot. Presented with two potential guides for the night—men who turn her on more in a matter of minutes than a year of lame dating in her high-class circles did—she’s got some tough decisions to make about how she wants to spend the rest of her evening and just how dirty she intends to get. Will she choose to be romanced by a sexy gentleman? Or will she indulge the rare anonymity Underground affords to revel in wild excess with a likeminded rebel? And where will they go from there? Everything is up to you.Romance

 

 

A PREQUEL to the NA rock star series Lost In Oblivion. Warning: get ready for a testosterone overload. The guys are in the driver’s seat in Seduced – and the ride’s gonna rock. Twenty-three year old Nick Crandall has one focus in his life: Oblivion, the band he formed with his best friend Simon Kagan. With gigs coming up and the band members lacking focus after losing their drummer to rehab, they’re out of ideas. Until Oblivion’s bassist, Deacon McCoy, poses a surprising suggestion. Bring in someone new. Two someones. One You Tube video gone viral later, Oblivion is poised on the brink of stardom. With their new hot drummer chick — who comes in a package deal with a talented guitarist who happens to be head over pick in unrequited love with her – it seems like everything’s falling into place. Or will the band Nick and Simon have fought to keep together disintegrate before their eyes? Four guys & one woman + more success than they ever bargained for = trouble, of the sexiest kind. Reader Advisory: Seduced is appropriate for mature audiences over 18 due to graphic sex and drug references.Romance

 

 

Three generations of Rossetti women are hoarding secrets. Cathy Rossetti’s secret is Hayley, her outspoken ten-year-old daughter who’s about to meet her family for the first time. Sadly, it’s taken a terminal illness to bring Cathy back to her hometown. The elder generation of Rossetti women guards a thirty-year old secret with the power to rock Cathy’s world. Will her mother take their secret to her grave, or will her aunt break her punishing vow of silence? Hayley hates secrets, so she’s sleuthing around Clarence Bay looking for her daddy. Is it her new BFF’s father or mayoral candidate Ryan Chisholm or Ryan’s handsome campaign manager? Ryan has a secret, too. He’s still in love with Cathy, his high-school sweetheart. For a man running his election campaign on a platform of honesty, this could cause problems. Will dumping his popular fiancée cost him the election? And if Cathy still loves him after eleven years absence, she’s not telling.Romance

 

 

**25 cents from every HEARTS IN MOTION book sold will go to the Washington County Humane Society in Wisconsin.** Take two cats, a dog, and a determined woman… Animal lover Abby Pimm isn’t looking for love. With two rescue cats, one rescue dog, a struggling business, and her fourteen-year-old sister to raise, she’s got her hands full. What she needs is an angel – though she’ll settle for the devil if he’ll invest in her fledgling company and keep it afloat. Add a six-year-old girl… Wealthy businessman Holden Ramsay is no devil. He’s doing all the right things, and when he’s forced to care for his ex’s six-year-old daughter, he ends up hiring Abby as a temporary sitter – a woman who lights up his damaged heart, and perks up other organs as well. A woman who might be his redemption…or his downfall. Who’s rescuing who? The animals that Abby rescued think maybe it’s time they do a little rescue work of their own—because sometimes humans in love can be so dense…Romance

 

 

A pun-filled tale featuring Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice characters with some added or addled, missing or missish, modified or mortified, healthier, wealthier, or wiser. Impeccable comportment is mandatory in Regency England, a society governed by strict rules of conduct. Perfectionist Fitzwilliam Darcy, heir to an august ancestral estate, is the epitome of an unimpeachable gentleman, at least until… Our hero’s immaculate image is somewhat tarnished when he and his traveling companions arrive, hot and sweaty, at Pemberley and decide to take a fateful plunge into a scummy pond. An embarrassing encounter on the estate’s lawn leaves a long-lasting impression on Jane and Elizabeth Bennet, who are new acquaintances of Georgiana and Anna Darcy. With both families in London for the Little Season, Darcy finds himself thrown again into the path of perky Elizabeth Bennet; but a handsome army officer just might blockade further advances. This romantic comedy is a lighthearted adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, featuring a softer, sweeter, sillier side of Austen’s beloved characters.Romance

 

 

After making a fool out of herself too many times over bad boys, Barbara Whitehall knows one when she sees one. That’s why she’s made a career out of teaching other women how to get over the bad boys–like her hunky neighbor–and find good men. Jake Mancini’s life was going just fine until his good-looking business neighbor walked into his life on killer legs. But those legs are nothing next to her lethal tongue. Her “DateSmart” workshops have cheated him out of several Saturday nights with attractive women–and prime retail space for his business. If Jake can prove her wrong, she’ll have to close up shop. All he has to do is get close enough for her to fall for him…without losing his own heart.Romance

 

 

With her silky chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte should be the catch of Spring City, Colorado. But she wears her independence like an impenetrable suit of armor and cloaks her identity behind her famed writing nom de plume of Charles Sanborn. She’s a 24-year-old confirmed spinster who won’t risk heartbreak, until a handsome stranger awakens her yearning both for companionship and for indulgent pleasure. Boston lawyer Reed Malloy has a solemn mission—to deliver two orphaned children to their Colorado cousin. He’s not prepared for Charlotte being utterly innocent and yet irresistibly beguiling, or for her brewing resentment and flat-out refusal to raise her kin. It will take some firsthand persuasion if he is to complete his legal duty and, perhaps, resolve more tantalizing issues. When Charlotte forsakes everything familiar—and two thousand miles of America’s heartland no longer separate her from Reed—unforeseen influences conspire to keep them apart. The high society of the Boston Brahmins welcomes her . . . while concealed malice abounds. With the intrusion of sinister forces and scorned women—and with passions ablaze—Reed and Charlotte find themselves in a very Improper Situation.Romance

 

 

Sophie Malloy had her heart ripped in half and tossed back in her pretty face. Luckily, she’s a resourceful young lady and a classically trained pianist with a penchant for travel. From Boston, she sets out for Colorado to do a big favor for her only sister-in-law. Not expecting excitement in tiny Spring City, she never imagined she’d be knocked into the street five minutes after disembarking the train. And certainly not by a dusty, grimy cowboy with soft brown eyes and a devastatingly sexy grin. Riley Dalcourt is stunned. At first meeting, he knows Sophie is the woman of his dreams, with her dark hair, intelligent eyes, and purple unmentionables! Unfortunately, he’s already engaged. Honor bound, he’s determined to go through with his commitment to his fiancée. Yet he simply can’t seem to stay away from the sweet-tempered beauty who has entered his life so unexpectedly, or forget her when she leaves just as quickly. With the lively 1880s San Francisco and the dangerous Barbary Coast as the backdrop, Sophie and Riley reunite while following their individual dreams. Amid cable cars and concert halls, they must discover if their undeniable attraction is true love or merely An Irresistible Temptation.Romance

 

 

I am everything you desire. I am vampire. Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer. When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije’s need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning…Romance

 

 

One tiny lie can cause a whole lot of trouble… Magee Sinclair has had it up to her sassy short hairdo with the recent blunders pushing her family’s advertising agency to the brink. How can she accept the promotion her father plans when she keeps making costly mistakes? She needs to bring in more business however she can. So when new client Justin Kane asks her to role-play as his girlfriend for a weekend in exchange for a lucrative campaign, she jumps at the chance. Justin’s goal to expand his chain of bike stores hinges on a distribution deal with a manufacturer. First, he needs to impress the man at a mountain resort while they bike trails with their significant others. But Justin’s girlfriend dumps him, forcing him to find a quick replacement. Magee—pretty, clever, and a skilled cyclist—is the perfect choice to masquerade as his “lover.” Or so Justin thinks. Because Magee is in major trouble. She knows no more about mountain biking than Justin does about demi-bras. Before long, an irate ex pops up, fake identities abound, and a whole lot of doors slam in the middle of the night. Yet, through the chaos, Magee and Justin discover what it really means to fall head over heels….Romance

 

 

She never wants to go home again. For Jess Morgan, Destiny Falls holds too many painful memories. Nine years ago, a logging accident near the remote timber town killed her dad and her high school sweetheart. To make matters worse, her mother quickly sought comfort with another man. That choice tore Jess apart and drove her to seek a life far away. But now fate steps in, and family obligations force her return home. Before long, she’s convinced that persuading her mom to live with her in Toronto will repair their shattered bond. However, she doesn’t count on a long-ago friend re-entering her life and challenging her convictions. Rugged forester Adam Wright believes in family, roots, and not running from heartache. Now, all he wants is to help Jess break down the walls of the lonely sanctuary she’s built for herself and heal her past hurts. It’s not until she rejects his plans for their future that he realizes his persistence has pushed her away—not at all what he intended. Has he lost his chance? Or can he convince Jess that where she truly belongs is with him…forever? WHERE SHE BELONGS is a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist. Length: 65,000 words Editorial Reviews: “Procter-King’s characters struggle to overcome old heartaches and forge a new future in this contemporary romance set in British Columbia.” Publisher’s Weekly 4 Stars! “Procter-King has written a ‘home’ for all of us. Destiny Falls is the place that holds your first love, your first triumph; it’s where you lost a person you cared about. Jess is a character who women will identify with, having to forget a past that is beyond difficult to do.” RT Book Reviews “The latest from Procter-King, a Golden Heart finalist and author of Borrowing Alex, is a sentimental novel about love, grief, and coming home again. Jess is a sympathetic protagonist who learns the well-worn lesson that home is with the people you love.” Booklist OnlineRomance

 

 

Stella receives a telemarketing call to visit a timeshare in Seattle. All she needs to do is sit through a sales pitch to buy a unit, and she’ll have full access to all the resort has to offer. This particular resort specializes in catering to literally every need of its guests. Could this be the break she so desperately needs?Romance

 

 

Being yourself is harder than people think… I lived my life for others. It made me happy to please them and not disappoint them, but I got a wake up call in the form of my best friend, Jared Knight. I couldn’t lose him, but was I ready for a big change? To let people see the real me—to let myself shine and not worry about what others think? I hoped so—because Jared was everything to me. This story is also available in Mixed Tape Series Volume #4.Romance

 

 

Professional baseball players Jeff and Jason Holder are at the top of their game. Jeff is the Texas Mustangs’ closer, revered throughout the Major League for throwing inside heat, while his twin brother Jason is the team’s starting catcher and star hitter. The two have always shared more than their identical DNA, so when they meet Megan Long, it’s no wonder they both want her. Megan doesn’t know baseball, but she does know a sexy guy when she sees one – or two. Unable to resist their charms, Megan finds herself in bed with both Jeff and Jason, but falling in love with only one. When a potentially career-ending injury sidelines Jeff, his ego takes a hit too. Megan finds herself on the outside – the dirty little secret. It doesn’t help that Jeff has gotten the wrong impression about her and his brother. It will take more than a little physical therapy for Jeff to mend his arm, and his relationship with Megan.Romance

 

 

When undercover agent Anthony Emillani, aka Jack Herrell, discovers the body of his murdered wife on the bedroom floor of their New York home in the spring of 2001, little does he know that his soul is the focus of a wager between Satan and Michael the Archangel. Robin Emillani’s murder by an unknown assassin challenges Jack’s faith in God. After ten years of finding his faith challenged by the events of that horrid day, Jack is sent to Phoenix to investigate illegal activities in the mafia-owned brokerage firm, Diamond Securities and, unbeknownst to him at the time, is placed directly in the path of his wife’s murderer. Jack is surprised at his instant attraction to Alexandra West, the intriguing operations manager for Diamond. Since his wife’s murder, he hasn’t felt anything for anyone, yet Alex awakens the emotions he’d thought were dead, lost when he lost his beloved wife. Jack soon learns that Alex faces ongoing sexual harassment from the local branch managers, as well as a life-threatening illness. But what Jack doesn’t realize is that there is more involved to the harassment than it seems. Satan’s minion has fostered a psychotic obsession within one of the managers toward Alex. While Satan’s minion deals challenge after challenge, Michael and his angelic friends work furiously to counter the evil machinations of the demon. A series of violent events put to the test the blossoming love between Alex and Jack and force Jack to decide his eternal destination: heaven or hell.Romance

 

 

Samantha Ranger can fly. Thirteen years ago someone shot her because of it, and threatened her family. She ran. Now, in saving the life of a child, she’s given them the ability to find her again. Rock Davis, a freelance spy and friend of Samantha’s cousin Alexa, is sent to protect her. But when he learns who wants her, and why, his mission is compromised by his desire to use her to save his sister and stop one man and his dangerous delusions.Romance

 

 

The Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies, that wickedly witty annual register of the city’s lightskirts, was once a London tradition. Now, as all Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, one scheming Marquess has revived it–and transformed it into a weapon. A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . . Miss Brynne Wilmott escaped the monstrous Lord Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and the incredible generosity of Hestia Wright, the former courtesan pledged to help any woman in trouble. But now Marstoke’s Love List is threatening her new future–and making her into a weapon to destroy her friend. The request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . . The Duke of Aldmere doesn’t believe in meddling. Fate has proven that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger troubles. He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott’s affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth. But she’s discovered that his brother is mixed up in this business as well, and reluctantly, they agree to work together. Their search leads them through some of London’s most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke’s plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected. Yet the danger and intrigue are as nothing compared to the effect that Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .Romance

 

 

When Roxanne Murdoch took the place of her absent employee and delivered a ‘belly-gram’ herself, she never expected to spend New Year’s Eve locked in a bank with the vice-president she’d been sent to surprise. Yet there she was, a respectable businesswoman dressed like a harem girl, barricaded against a howling blizzard with the devastating Bram Tyler, trying to extinguish the fire he’d ignited within. Soon he’d crack her icy facade and melted her cautious reserve. But what would happen at blizzard’s end when passion faced reality!Romance

 

 

PROVOCATIVE, EXPLICIT, EDGY & SO MUCH FUN! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! TRAVIS & CASEY CELEBRATE ONE YEAR on FB’s Top 50 Books to read after 50 Shades of Grey – and on week #58 – #26 on the Top 50 list! No BDSM – just an erotic romantic comedy with the couple everyone’s talking about! Meet Casey Reynolds – she is NOT thin, petite, clueless, virginal or submissive. She also kills Keurig’s and IPhones too! – And she makes one tough alpha male go down on his knees…and a few other positions as well! All Casey Reynolds wanted was peace and quiet and a long vacation from covering the crime beat in Boston. That’s why she agreed to borrowing a villa in Mexico to rest, be alone and work on her novel. But then he showed up — Travis Craig. He said he was offered the villa to recover from a serious illness. He had just lost his teaching job and had no money to leave. She agreed with his plan to share the house — but on her terms. Soon rest and relaxation were a thing of the past when their double occupancy proved too erotic to control. _____________________________________________________________Romance

 

 

Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between bitter enemies until passion flares in the simmering Texas heat. When his father announced his engagement to a gold-digger with a lying, scheming fourteen-year old daughter, seventeen-year old Tripp Warner left Warner Ridge Ranch and never looked back. Until the day he got the phone call that his father had died unexpectedly. Reggie Reed lives with her guilt every day but can’t quite work up the courage to track down the son of the man who raised her as his own. When Tripp shows up at his father’s funeral eleven years later–and a hell of a man to be reckoned with–he has no interest in her too-late apology. Worse, they’ve inherited half shares of the family ranch—but only if they work together to catch Mason’s Gold, the stallion a young Reggie let escape and made sure Tripp took the blame for. Tripp proposes a secret competition to the beautiful witch who stole his life: whoever catches the stallion first gets the ranch all to themselves. It sounds simple, but once they’re out on the range, tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat and nothing goes as either of them expects.Romance

 

 

aunting in Trillium Falls

Taylor Glenn makes a deal on a haunted mansion in the town where she accepts her first teaching job. Her naive optimism assures her that her depressed grandfather will come to life and help her rebuild it with the passion he once possessed for restoring old homes. Three deaths are connected to the tower room and no local workman will set foot inside except for the former owner, successful real estate developer, Dillon Nash. She wonders if this captivating man is the salvation she needs or an even greater threat to her survival when mysterious events happen in the house.Romance

 

 

“This story truly exceeded my expectations. Revenge is action packed, and when the pace picks up, it does not slow down…. Pick up this book today; it will grab your attention from the beginning. I cannot wait to read the next book.” — The Romance Reviews (TRR) site, 5 stars, Top Pick “Here is to a WHOOPING 5 Stars. If I had to describe this book in about 4 words it would be action-packed, sexy, romantic, and adrenaline rushing…. This would make a kick butt movie! There were times when I was fanning myself, sitting on the edge of my seat, and so mad I had to put it down. The steamy scenes were oh so delicious!” — Bengal Reads blog, 5 stars “Enrico was incredibly sexy and Kate is feisty which makes for a very explosive relationship! I loved how the author incorporated the beauty of Italy and the romantic undertones of the land. The sexual intimacy for me was off the charts! … Highly recommend this read!!” (4.5 stars) –Romance Novel Junkies “I was drawn into the story from the absolute beginning, unable to put the book down. The dialogue was simple perfection.” (4 stars) — Reading by the Beach blog REVENGE: A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge… Kate Andretti is married to the Mob–but doesn’t know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will “silence” her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He’s not a mobster, he claims. Or is he? Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he’s caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends–and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she’ll bolt from his protection, and he’ll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family’s secret. Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. Excerpt: Enrico raised a hand in greeting to Kate, and she returned his wave and started descending the steps. She headed straight for him, her auburn hair gleaming in the sun, a few strands of it blowing across her pale cheek and into her green eyes. With a delicate hand, she brushed the hair out of her face. Enrico’s fingers twitched with the desire to touch her cheek like that, to feel the slide of her silky hair. A small, almost secretive smile crossed her features, and he swallowed hard. Dio mio. He felt that smile down to his toes. She stopped a couple feet from him. “Signor Lucchesi, it’s good to see you, as always.” He bowed his head slightly. “And you, Signora Andretti.” He paused, a grin spreading across his face. “Since when did we get so formal, Kate?” She half-turned and motioned to the doorway behind her. And that was when he noticed it–a bruise on her right cheek. Merda! Had someone hit her? Tearing his eyes off the mark, he followed her gesture. A tall, sandy-haired man, well-muscled and handsome, leaned in the doorway, his arms crossed. “My husband, Vincenzo, is here.” Enrico’s smile receded. He looked back to Kate. “I’d like to meet him.” And if he did this to her, he’s going to pay. ******** Sensuality level: Hot (RT Book Reviews scale) WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence.Romance

 

 

***Note to Readers: This is Part 2 of a two-book series. Part 1 of this series is available separately for free.*** Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She’s played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on. But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life. From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough? Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . . .Romance

 

 

What happens when you try 50 Shades in the REAL world? When accountant Ben Weaver awakens after an erotic dream, he encounters a wife who is unwilling, uninterested, and who once again has a headache. The unworldly but focused Ben decides he will do anything to rekindle his sex life, including imitating the erotic techniques of billionaire Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series. Unable to withstand the pent-up ache radiating from his tender blue testicles, Ben decides to take Grey’s methods to a whole new level in order to relieve the pressure on his . . . er, marriage. Shocked by her husband’s unusual plan, Kate Weaver hesitates in giving him what he desires. But for all his trappings of non-success–his ordinary accounting job where coworkers steal his sandwiches and brag about their sex lives, his lack of wealth, his inability to seduce his own wife–Ben is a man with one saving talent: the driving determination to reignite his sex life no matter what it takes. When the couple embarks on a daring and dangerous physical adventure, Kate discovers her husband’s fanatical zeal to explore all of Christian Grey’s darkest desires, with calamitous results. Erotic, hilarious, and highly disturbing, Fifty Shades of Fifty Shades of Grey is a spin-off that will titillate you, amuse you, and stay with you until the next erotic romance crosses your e-reader.Romance

 

 

Stranded together during a rampaging hurricane, passion explodes between a reclusive billionaire and the headstrong reporter seeking his exclusive story…a story that could get her killed. Daredevil TV reporter Veronique “Ronnie” Whitcomb is charismatic, fun-loving, and loyal to a fault. Especially to the man she fell in love with fifteen years ago. He’s now a self-made billionaire, and at the center of a public scandal so hot and juicy, Ronnie must get an exclusive interview…an interview that will vindicate him and expose the real criminal behind the scintillating headlines. Financial whiz, Nick Cameron rose from an underprivileged life to become one of America’s youngest corporate billionaires. Now he’s laying low on a barrier island, far away from the raging media storm that nearly destroyed him. When little Ronnie Whitcomb shows up on his doorstep, all grown up and heart-stoppingly beautiful, he tries to deny his feelings for her, but a hurricane strands them on the island together. Keeping Ronnie at arm’s length becomes impossible. Hunted by the person desperate to stop Ronnie from exposing criminal secrets, Nick must risk his life – and his heart – to keep Ronnie alive.Romance

 

 

 

Full Price Books 17/07/2013 Fiction & Literature

Trauma nurse and part-time death-investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal night at her St. Louis Emergency Department. Then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, victim of a suspected suicide. One suicide is bad. But when one grows to four in a matter of days, and all the victims are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem. Were these really suicides? Why would successful, hot young lawyers want to kill themselves? Then Molly unearths secrets that powerful people dont want exposed and the puzzle suddenly becomes a threat. Now she must find killer, or become the next victim. AWARDS: 4 1/2 Stars, Gold Metal Romantic Times REVIEWS: “With her own unique blend of dark humor, complex motivations and riveting suspense, Eileen Dreyer is a very tough act to beat. A nerve-shattering suspense.” ~RT Magazine OTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLERS by Eileen Dreyer: Nothing Personal Brain Dead A Man to Die For If Looks Could KillFiction & Literature

 

 

Sam finds herself the heir of an estate she had no idea existed. As she explores the property she discovers hidden treasures, family secrets and one of the most beautiful conservatories she has ever seen (which has some secrets of its own). As she uncovers the past, she discovers a new outlook on her future – an outlook she never had before.Fiction & Literature

 

 

“As long as Denmark looks backward, there will be bloodshed.” It is December of 1601. Soren Andersmann, the Danish royal astrologer, has smuggled a trunk full of poisons, daggers, and a venomous snake into the royal castle at Elsinore. Though Soren knows nothing of the assassin’s trade, he has sworn to be the instrument of justice. King Christian IV has murdered Soren’s mentor and spiritual father, Tycho Brahe, the most famous astronomer the world has seen. Soren will have his revenge. The Astrologer takes us into the world of Europe on the edge of the Renaissance. It is a world ruled by the sword, where civilization is held in place by violence and blind loyalty. The birth of science is still overshadowed by medieval religion, but men are learning to think for themselves. In 1601, a man who thinks for himself is a dangerous man. Soren Andersmann, the astrologer, is becoming a dangerous man.Fiction & Literature

 

 

What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic, forbidden love, elves, sprites, dragons, and the most powerful creatures of all— the fairies —in Bonded, a collection of three fairy tale inspired novellas. CINDERS: A Cinderella sequel. Money can’t buy love, but magic isn’t a sure bet either. Cinderella, now officially a princess, finds royal life is not what she once dreamed. When a mysterious elf from her past stirs up long-suppressed passion, Cinderella begins to wonder if there really is love beneath the spell that captured her husband’s heart. But undoing magic can be harder than casting the initial spell, and the results are even less predictable. THIRDS: A retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale, One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes. Issina is surrounded by magic, yet none of it belongs to her. Despised and abused by her mother and sisters, she finds comfort when she meets the beautiful elves living in the nearby woods. The elves want to help her discover her own magic, but it’s not the kind of power she hoped for, and she learns there is more to magic than getting what you want. SCALES: A Sleeping Beauty prequel. The sun never sets in the realm of the fairies. When the young fairy Serina looks into her sister’s eyes, she sees darkness for the first time. After her mother is murdered, Serina defies fairy law to follow her sister to the human realm. There she discovers the strength of a bond, the weight of a promise, and the darkness in her own heart.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Red Gone Bad A collection of twisted fairy tales in which Little Red Riding Hood is finally taking her life into a direction which suits her, but not so much her friends, nor the wolf. The miller’s daughter tries to strike a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but forgets one detail. Snow White is as black as night. And Cinderella cleans house in a most definite way. If you like to read stories in which the twists keep you on the edge of your seat and heroines get what they deserve, you might just like this anthology.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Awakening Colors will take you on a magical adventure! Read this fascinating story that weaves together current times with ancient mythologies. Set in modern day Toronto, this book is an exciting story of adventures that evolve across material worlds into illusions and beyond. Using his powers to reach into the world of illusions, Arche Lasarre is able to change destinies. The power of his manipulations threatens all three worlds: the material, the illusionary and the timeless. Visions of constantly changing destinies and futures depicted in vibrant colors – this is what Pari sees. Mystified and confused, Pari initially hides her visions from others. She dismisses them as hallucinations. Guided by scrolls left to her by the spiritual master Chanakya, Pari needs to discover her powers and define her own destiny. Will she be seduced by the lure of Arche’s power of illusions? Will she choose her own path? What will Pari do? Find out now!Fiction & Literature

 

 

AN AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD SEMIFINALIST Sex, Sin, and Scandal in a Small New England Town… Interweaving the humor and mystery of Desperate Housewives with the drama and romance of Days of Our Lives throughout the novel, Matthew W. Grant breathes new life into the genre of small town potboilers. From heiress Nancy Harrison fighting the manipulations and objections of her powerful family as she pursues a romance with mechanic Roy Trembley to Melinda Rollins, the minister’s daughter who is cheating on her millionaire fiance… From the crazy old lady harboring a deadly grudge, to the young girl who finds herself pregnant, single, and stuck with a playboy boyfriend afraid of commitment… You’re invited into the hearts, souls, and bedrooms of the residents of Slaters Falls where families of varying wealth and stature find their lives intertwined by sex, sin, scandal, and secrets. Among the ensemble cast of spiteful busybodies, ambitious social climbers, sleazy hunks, conniving bitches, dirty cops, and scheming murderers, several achieve meaningful change. Secrets Of Slaters Falls is classic soap opera that tackles controversial topics such as abortion, racism, and drug abuse. Not since best-selling classic Peyton Place has a novel so thoroughly exposed the secrets and lies that fester beneath the picture-perfect surface of every small town.Fiction & Literature

 

 

In Nell Lillington’s small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell’s stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram’s plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out. Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced that the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and the incident prompts her to rethink her decision to abandon her own child to her fate. But the revelations to which her questions lead make her realize that even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby, she may have no safe place to run to.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Linda Dowling’s husband traded her in for a younger model, and she clung to the only life and home her kids knew. Easiest thing by far when her heart was broken and her small town was filled with folks who commonly mistook their neighbor’s concerns for their own. But even in Cross Springs, NC, time moves on and starts to heal the most grievous of wounds. Linda shakes things up, goes back to college and—gasp!—starts dating a younger man.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Godfrey is young, wealthy and able-bodied. He has all the women you can imagine, and unbelievably deep pockets. But Godfrey wants more. His Great Greatness wants to rid the world of a menacing scourge, and restore what is truly superior to an elevated position. Why would anyone stop him? Who could possibly stop him? Chucky arrives as the new assistant, and tries to perform every duty that is handed to him. What challenges for a dull servant! Look at him muddling through! With passports of exclusive privilege, the two adventurers make a splash in tropical Langkawi, where the water is blue and the girls are brown. Then they rendezvous with the locals in Singapore, where pleasures are plentiful and multicolored. Food and money are found in piles. Life in a global city should be, possibly, one of uninterrupted leisure…shouldn’t it? Desire is a seductively red piece of jade, which resides even in our dreams. “I am a healthy, strong and sexy male with a life, most of it sex life.” – Godfrey Mann “I did not know how to reply, since the words were difficult to speak.” – ChuckyFiction & Literature

 

 

Once the doyenne of Long Beach and now a sick old man, Frank’s dying wishes lay in the hands of an overbearing carer. Mike refuses to embrace modern fads like gay marriage, preferring the past when gay men really had something to fight about. John secretly places an ad in The Farmers Journal looking for a companion as his father organises local farmers in political protest. In a Belfast hospital, Conor confesses to his dying father that he intends to marry his flatmate. Ciarán responds to John’s ad in The Farmers Journal but finds his search for love overshadowed by the search for a neighbour’s missing child. The demolition of Ballymun flats forces Scott into making some life decisions, including embarking on an affair that threatens to destroy him. Teenage Traveller Ritchie discovers a glorious world of online dating is just a click away. From the wind-scrubbed West of Ireland to the manicured lawns of the East, gay men are searching for their place in a modern Ireland. These gritty and confessional stories fuse their characters’ voices into forceful narratives, connecting them by a few degrees of separation, an improved road or a new broadband connection. In Pursuit is a progressive journey built around the universal emotions of love, friendship and the pursuit of happiness and how this can shift over time for us all.Fiction & Literature

 

 

In this prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial, we follow how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States. We see important events that the Evans family gets themselves involved in: such as the return of the Israelites to Israel, the assassination of President Kennedy, the terrorism of 9/11, and eventually events that lead to government tyranny in the United States with the sole purpose of destroying Christianity and its influence in the United States. The novel also follows the Atwood family, starting with the Great-Grandfather of Brian, Charles, as he fights in World War Two and ends up helping liberate Buchenwald shortly near the end of the war. Charles returns to the States and gets married to the love of his life, Betty. Eventually, the family ends up in Delaney, Nebraska, where we watch Aaron, the father of Brian, join the Army to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan after 9/11. Later on, we get to see how Brian and Lynda finally get together and get married.Fiction & Literature

 

 

First in the series ‘The Strongs of Summerleas Farm’. The tale of a marriage…and the search for fulfilment. Hampshire, England, 1829. When seventeen-year old Mary Springer marries George Strong and arrives with him at Summerleas Farm, she has no way of knowing that he is still obsessed with his former lover, Annie, the woman now married to his brother. Nor does she know that resentful of George’s marriage and unhappy in her own, Annie is scheming to rekindle her relationship with him. Isolated and lonely in her new surroundings, Mary struggles to cope with her husband’s cold and evermore distant behaviour, while for his part, George laments choosing such a young and innocent wife. So when Annie is widowed by the unexplained death of her brutal husband and a young farm-hand offers Mary the chance to discover what is missing from her life, will their marriage survive? Against a backdrop of the uprisings sweeping Hampshire in the 1830s, the story of George and Mary’s ill-matched union is a tale of their search for love and fulfilment, of adultery and betrayal and of the lengths to which some people will go in the name of love. What reviewers had to say: “From the very beginning, the scene is set well for the remainder of the book and is well written, engaging the reader immediately with its colourful characters throughout this enjoyable read.” – Historical Novel Society “Great twists and turns with intrigue to keep you thinking. Sandra-Jane Goddard has written a good read in The Worst of Lies…” – Historical Novel Society A note from the author: When I talk to people about my books, their first question is often ‘Would I like them?’ and of course that’s really difficult to answer. So over time, my response has become to ask them what sort of books and characters they like to read about. And then, if in particular they mention the nineteenth-century, family sagas, romance, emotional conflict, tangled relationships and earthy, rural settings, then I tell them that they might. But if, more than that, they tell me that they want to be drawn in by flawed characters and broken relationships; that they want to immerse themselves in a book to be savoured slowly and that will linger with them once finished; that they aren’t squeamish about sex and adultery and prefer grit and realism over fairy-tales, then I tell them that they’re probably in for a treat. And if they’re still undecided, then I suggest that they might like to visit one of my blogs or my website, where they can read the first chapters…and decide for themselves whether they want to buy the book and keep reading… Sandra-Jane Goddard, Author, The Strongs of Summerleas Farm Series.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Book two in the series ‘The Strongs of Summerleas Farm’ and sequel to ‘The Worst of Lies’. A story of second chances… In the mid-nineteenth century, marriage meant ’till death us do part’, exactly as promised before God; no chance of divorce, no way out. Hampshire, England, 1842. When Mary Strong reluctantly gave up the chance to escape her empty marriage and run away with Francis, the man she loved, she never expected that she would see him again. So when, ten years later, he returns to the village, Mary’s feelings are thrown into turmoil. But when Francis tells her that her husband, George, is being unfaithful with his sister-in-law, Annie, she sees a chance to finally get what she wants. This time, though, she cannot simply run away but must find another means to be free from her loveless marriage. And that means joining forces with Annie, the woman who has only ever despised her. But in her quest for happiness, has Mary underestimated how deeply her unorthodox plan will divide the family and is she prepared for what she will subsequently find out about the beautiful and mysterious Frenchwoman, Geneviève, with whom Francis has spent the last ten years? And when she is finally forced to make a choice, will she find the courage to grasp her second chance? A note from the author: When I talk to people about my books, their first question is often ‘Would I like them?’ and of course that’s really difficult to answer. So over time, my response has become to ask them what sort of books and characters they like to read about. And then, if in particular they mention the nineteenth-century, family sagas, romance, emotional conflict, tangled relationships and earthy, rural settings, then I tell them that they might. But if, more than that, they tell me that they want to be drawn in by flawed characters and broken relationships; that they want to immerse themselves in a book to be savoured slowly and that will linger with them once finished; that they aren’t squeamish about sex and adultery and prefer grit and realism over fairy-tales, then I tell them that they’re probably in for a treat. But then, of course, if you’ve already read The Worst of Lies – the first book in the series – then you will know what sort of read to expect… Sandra-Jane Goddard, Author, The Strongs of Summerleas Farm Series.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Jo Joe is a mystery of the heart about Judith Ormand who learned hate and bigotry early in life. As a child, she was the only Black — and the only Jew — in a small insular Pennsylvania mountain village where she was raised by her white Christian grandparents. Now, she must reluctantly break her vow to never return to the town she learned to hate. During her one week visit, she buries and mourns her beloved grandmother, is forced to deal with the white boy who cruelly broke her heart, and is menaced by an old enemy. But with her traumatic discovery of a long buried secret, Judith finds more questions than answers about the prejudice that scarred her childhood. “Brilliant!… Skillfully woven.” – Peter Simpson “Thought provoking and inspiring.” – Margo Crispino Azzarelli “A riveting read. Astute, psychologically believable and moving.” – Rabbi Peg Kershenbaum “I read it through in a single sitting…. masterfully developed.” – Professor Claire Herschfeld “Storytelling at its Best! This is one of those books that will stay with me for a long time.” – Dottie ResnickFiction & Literature

Full Price Books 15/07/2013 Fiction – YA

Tabitha Mahony has always been that polite, smart, heavy girl who flies under everyone’s radar, until one day an unfortunate low-rise jeans incident brings her the kind of publicity no one is looking for. Rather than taking the challenge in stride, Tabitha begins to question the personality she has developed over the past sixteen years. What has she really gained from being who she is? She only has one crazy loudmouth friend, she has zero prospects in the guy department, her mom is too busy and her brother is too stoned to notice her … mostly she just feels miserable all the time. She wonders if she could instantly become someone new if she decided to. Could you? What would you do differently? Would you ask out that crush? Confront that pretty little sour-faced girl in the tennis skirt? Get drunk? Chase that dream? Yeah, so would she. Follow the crazy train exploits of Tabitha Mahony as she tests the limits of her new personality and stumbles her way into romance, all the while learning more about who she really is.Fiction – YA

 

 

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it. Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts. But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others. After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide. As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.Fiction – YA

 

 

When her best friend Heather calls in the middle of the night, Becca assumes it’s the usual drama. Wrong. Heather’s parents have been arrested as dissidents – and Becca’s mother, the dystopian regime’s most infamous torturer, has already executed them for their crimes against the state. To stop Heather from getting herself killed trying to prove her parents’ innocence, Becca hunts for proof of their guilt. She doesn’t expect to find evidence that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the dissidents… and about her mother. When she risks her life to save a dissident, she learns her mother isn’t the only one with secrets – and the plot she uncovers will threaten the lives of the people she loves most. For Becca, it’s no longer just a choice between risking execution and ignoring the regime’s crimes; she has to decide whose life to save and whose to sacrifice. It’s easy to be a hero when you can save the world, but what about when all you can do is choose how you live in it? THE TORTURER’S DAUGHTER is a story about ordinary teenage life amidst the realities of living under an oppressive regime… and the extraordinary courage it takes to do what’s right in a world gone wrong.Fiction – YA

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted. Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul. Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.Fiction – YA

 

 

Lincoln Thomas thought he was a perfectly normal twelve-year-old … until the night he slowed time to save his mom from a super-powered assassin. He learns he and his parents are part of a secret society known as the Guardians, real-life superheroes sworn to protect the world’s most important people. As the newest Guardian in the family, Lincoln is sent to the Atlas Academy to learn how to control his new powers. Between making new friends, battling bullies and mythical creatures, and trying to survive the academy’s combat training program, Lincoln discovers someone is plotting against the Guardians—and whoever it is, they’re getting help from the inside. It’s up to Lincoln and his friends to unmask the traitor, but before they can, an army of rogue Guardians attacks the academy. Not all Guardians are good, and Lincoln is about to find out just how bad they can be.Fiction – YA

 

 

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious. Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.Fiction – YA

 

 

Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.Fiction – YA

 

 

With the Frontline looming, Scarlet, Henri, Jennie, and Tony must find a way to escape the Network. Their only refuge could be siding with the enemy they have been trained to despise. What will happen when these trained teenagers must learn to exist with their most dreaded foes? The biggest threat to their lives will ultimately change them forever.Fiction – YA

Full Price Books 15/07/2013 Family & Relationships

Reviews for this highly recommended Kobo e-book “I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a contemporary with some mystery.” – Holly, FMB Blog Tours “This short novella reads a lot like a prime-time sitcom and definitely leaves you wanting more.” – Cassie McCown, Gathering Leaves Reviews “Ferguson is an excellent storyteller and a good writer. Her writing is taught and bright.” – Maureen Mullis, Plotting It Out “The book is light and a fast read. People who are fans of TV series waiting for the next story will find this book in their liking.” – Haresh Daswani, Evolution of Insanity Ingredients for this contemporary fiction novella: Realism, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Humor. Description: In the realm of observational humor, drama, and suspense, Fergyville delivers! This peek into the lives of suburban families in Fergyville is everything but dull. Through the struggles of fidelity, to the unspoken competition between families, there is a thin bond holding the people of Fergyville together — but will it last?

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Boyfriends make excuses like “Marriage is just a piece of paper,” and “Living together is just as good as being married.” Many women who value the commitment of marriage and/or the stability it affords for raising children have a hard time getting him to marry us in this environment. This book is written for the woman in this predicament. Her boyfriend has proposed not marriage, but living together. You don’t have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that ring on their finger. The author has done that for you. All 50 were married after 1990, so this is modern information for our changing times. Read and find out how you can get him to marry you and not just live together! Sandy’s boyfriend Jack wouldn’t even bring up the ‘m’ word. She started leaving her things in his apartment, including some tampons in his bathroom. It worked! Too off guard to make excuses like “Living together is just as good as being married,” Jack said, “People will start to think you’re my wife!” “Well, how about it?” Sandy asked Jack. Crystal got Paul to skip just living together by refusing to move across the country until she had a marriage license, signed and dated. Read these full stories plus 48 more, ranging from the heartwarming to the hilarious!

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The Guilty Innocent is the second novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually-charged, Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose! Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won’t forget!

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Sin previo aviso, tu pareja, tu príncipe azul, te dice que necesita tiempo, que no sabe lo que quiere, que incluso no sabe si te ama. El golpe es brutal. Todo parecía ir bien, no había problemas, eran la pareja perfecto. ¿Qué ocurre? Si tu pareja, tiene entre 35 y 45 años, es muy probable que lo que esté pasando sea una Crisis de la Mitad de la Vida. Los síntomas, las causas, y sobre todo, como sobrellevarlo lo mejor posible para que tu matrimonio no sea una víctima colateral de esta crisis, es lo que encontrarás en este libro. Un libro escrito para mujeres, desde la perspectiva de una mujer, pero no del lado de una mujer. Para que una pareja sufra un riesgo importante durante esta etapa, ambos han cometido errores. Aunque tú tengas muchas quejas de su comportamiento actual, ten presente que no te está hacieno esto a tí, sino que el también está sufriendo. Previamente ha habido señales de alarma que no has detectado. Una mayor irritabilidad, más críticas hacia ti, necesidad de “escapar” de la casa y de las obligaciones de los niños, menor contacto físico casual, menor contacto sexual. Si tu esposo está en esa franja de edad, y notas cierta distancia entre los dos, no esperes a que la bomba te explote en las manos. Desactívala antes, aprende a reconocer los primeros síntomas y a enfocarte en resolver las principales causas de esta crisis, que es la causante de millones de divorcios cada año. Si no quieres pasar a engordar las estadísticas: No esperes Más!

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Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he’s out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie-in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.

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When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.

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Whitney Monroe’s not ashamed of the way her mother can work a brass pole, not really. It’s just that some things are better left unsaid; especially when your mother’s a stripper and you’re trying to get a job at a prestigious private school that definitely won’t appreciate her talents. Raised by her grandma, Whitney’s always managed to keep her two worlds separate, even if it meant lying to everyone. And when Reid Phillips—a charming, sexy songwriter—becomes her not-entirely-welcome roommate, Whitney has no intention of telling him the truth either. But she wasn’t excepting Reid to see right through her and challenge her compartmentalized life. With Grams seriously ill, her mother’s life in turmoil and her dream job on the line, it’s more important than ever for Whitney to keep everything together. But that will mean being honest with everyone, starting with herself.

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It’s a relationship book even a man will read. Keeping Score provides a relationship evaluation quiz followed by a common sense guide for relationship improvement, all with a humorous twist. You can determine if your relationship has the qualities it takes for a successful marriage and lasting love affair. If you’re single- read this book to see how well your potential life partner measures up. If you’re married- read this book to reduce conflict and increase your happiness. Take control and rate your mate in order to create a relationship that will stand the trials of life and go the distance.

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Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Health & Well Being

“It’s not like they’re family.” Sound familiar? If you’re grieving the death of a friend, you’ve probably heard that from people who just don’t get it. And if it made you angry, well, you’re not alone. In the first of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and Anger: When Your Friend Dies and No One Gives A Damn, you’ll meet people who also struggled with anger after their friend died. And they’ll help you answer the question: “Okay, I’m angry: now what?”Health & Well Being

 

 

Hands up if you’d prefer a world without call centres – a world in which builders turned up on the day they promised, cashpoints didn’t charge you to withdraw your own money, and cold-callers were afraid to knock on your door. Good… that appears to be everyone! Then you’ll be pleased to hear that consumer campaigner and all-round troublemaker Jon McKnight knows just how to make that world a reality. Drawing on his 35 years’ experience of taking on traders, combatting conmen and battling with bureaucrats, the author has seen a promised land, ethically cleansed of the people and organisations who make it their business to exploit us, rip us off, and do us down on a daily basis. The journey to that promised land starts right here and right now, with this book. And, like the author and the people he has campaigned for, you could find yourself thousands of pounds better off when you demand compensation instead of the insincere apology and the pat on the head you might have settled for in the past. Whether you wouldn’t risk saying boo to a goose, or you’re a highly articulate, assertive type who simply doesn’t have time to sort out the soul-destroying parasites who prey on your pocket, you’ll find inspiration and ammunition that will change your life in this punchy, irreverent and thought-provoking self-help manual. Packed full of real-life examples and mischievous methods that would change the world if enough people tried them, this book will show you how to complain, who to complain to, what to do if they ignore you, and how to come out on top in any consumer conflict. And once you’ve read this and learnt the art of the well-aimed complaint, you’ll discover you have the confidence to, metaphorically at least, Throw The Book At Them! What The Critics Say DON’T BUY THIS BOOK, whatever you do, or it will put me out of business. — Bodge The Builder Middle England Media should be utterly ashamed of themselves for publishing this outrageous attack on poor, innocent cashpoint operators. What’s wrong with charging people £1.75 to withdraw a tenner, anyway? — Ivor Lightfinger How can I carry on pulling the wool over people’s eyes after they’ve read this? The whole book’s a ****ing disgrace and ought to be banned. — Dodge E Fellow If enough people read this troublemaking book, our entire organisation will have to become efficient, fair, and accountable. What a nightmare! — Faceless Bureau LtdHealth & Well Being

Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy


The Hero is the closest a fantasy novel can get to literary fiction. On the surface it is an exciting, action-packed sword-and-sorcery tale of grief and revenge among former caravan guards in a dystopic pre-gunpowder civilization. Under the surface, it is an intense study on the effect of personal mythology in a variety of different scenarios.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

What if? What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed? Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Thor and Odin? Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world? A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn? This is the New World. *** At the turn of the first millennium: Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard’s gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to become the strongest nation the world has ever seen. The Landing is the first book in The United States of Vinland series and is an alternate history that begins the saga with the establishment of the first Markland halls. Welcome to Norse America.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Meet Sprague Deacon – one of the toughest old-time hockey players who ever skated upon a rink of hand-poured ice. Sprague was born and raised and he expects to die here on the Northern Labrador coast. What he did not expect was a tour bus full of vampires – none of whom glitter in the least bit – to pull into his town and begin lowering the population level – one corpse at a time. Sprague and his three best friends – an over-the-hill never-say quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires in an immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey? For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles 30 Days of Night and hit frappe! Also including the bonus time travelling hockey tale, “Time Out” as well as a bonus hockey-oriented ghost story, “Smoke Signals”.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

This is the story of the end of the world – as told by a teenager. “So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang – about halfway through the War of 1812.” Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and the storm troopers. The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses. And then along came Captain Albino. That’s how it all started back in October 2012 when I released the FIRST episode of FLASH VIRUS. What you are looking at now is the first FIVE episodes of FLASH VIRUS – and the first full length novel in the series. SO – in all honesty – if you have already read those first five episodes of FLASH VIRUS you can probably get away with not purchasing this volume. But, if you haven’t read those first five episodes – then what are you waiting for? Santa Claus?Sci Fi & Fantasy

Full Price Books 08/07/2013 Biography & Memoir

Catch-22 with radiation. Area 51 meets Dr. Strangelove. Except it really happened. Operation Redwing, the biggest and baddest of America’s atmospheric nuclear weapons test regimes, mixed saber rattling with mad science, while overlooking the cataclysmic human, geopolitical and ecological effects. But mostly, it just messed with guys’ heads. Major Maxwell, who put Safety First, Second and Third. Except when he didn’t. Berko, the wise-cracking Brooklyn Dodgers fan forced to cope with the H-bomb and his mother’s cookies. Tony, who thought military spit and polish plus uncompromising will power made him an exception. Carl Duncan, who clung to his girlfriend’s photos and a dangerous secret. Major Vanish, who did just that. In THE ATOMIC TIMES, Michael Harris welcomes readers into the U.S. Army’s nuclear family where the f-words were fallout and fireball. In a distinctive narrative voice, Harris describes his H-bomb year with unforgettable imagery and insight into the ways isolation and isotopes change men for better–and for worse. “A gripping memoir leavened by humor, loyalty and pride of accomplishment. A tribute to the resilience, courage and patriotism of the American soldier.” –Henry Kissinger “One of the best books I’ve ever read, combining elements of Catch 22 and Dr. Strangelove in a memoir both hilarious and tragic. A ‘must’ read, destined to become a classic.” –John G. Stoessinger, Ph.D. (Harvard), winner of the Bancroft Prize for Inernational Affairs, member of the Council on Foreign Relations “Harris has seamlessly presented a colorful cast of characters, and a shockingly honest depiction of his experience. The effect is at once deeply personal and politically profound.” –Senator Charles Schumer “Harris’ frank and disturbing descriptions of the criminally irresponsible proceedings on Eniwetok, and the physical and mental pain he and others endured, constitute shocking additions to atomic history. Amazingly enough, given his ordeal, Harris remains healthy.” –Booklist “Harris uses a chatty, dead-pan voice that highlights the horrifying absurdity of life on the island: the use of Geiger counters to monitor scrambled eggs’ radiation level, three-eyed fish swimming in the lagoon, corroded, permanently open windows that fail to keep out the radioactive fall-out and men whose toenails glow in the dark. (The money initially earmarked for enlisted men’s goggles was diverted to buy new furniture for the colonel’s house. ‘Goggles are important,’ Harris is told. ‘But the colonel’s furniture is important, too.’) An entertaining read in the bloodline of Catch-22, Harris achieves the oddest of victories: a funny, optimistic story about the H-bomb.” –Publisher’s Weekly From the Author Three-eyed fish swimming in the clear waters of the lagoon. Men whose toenails glow in the dark. Operation Redwing where the F words were Fallout and Fireball. In 1956, I was an army draftee sent to the Marshall Islands to watch 17 H-bomb tests. An “observer,” the Army called it. In plain English: a human guinea pig. I knew at the time that the experience could make a fascinating book, and I wrote a novel based on it while I was still there. The problem was that Eniwetok was a security post. There were signs everywhere impressing on us that the work going on (I mopped floors, typed, filed requisitions and wrote movie reviews for the island newspaper “All the news that fits we print”) was Top Secret. “What you do here, what you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here leave it here.” I was afraid they would confiscate the manuscript if they found it but a buddy who left Eniwetok before I did concealed the pages in his luggage. When he got back to the States, he mailed those pages to my father so I had what turned out to be a very rough draft. What was wrong with the book? Let me count the ways. I didn’t know how to write action, plot and character. I did know how to leave out everything interesting that was happening around me. Back in the States after my discharge, I thought about writing Version #2 but for ten years, I had nightmares about the H-bomb almost every night. I survived the radiation (unlike some of my friends), but the memories were also a formidable foe. I tried to forget and more or less succeeded. My perspective gradually changed over the years and I began to remember what I had tried to forget: We were told we had to wear high density goggles during the tests to avoid losing our sight but the shipment of goggles never arrived–the requisition was cancelled to make room for new furniture for the colonel’s house. We were told we had to stand with our backs to the blast–again to prevent blindness. But the first H-bomb ever dropped from a plane missed its target, and the detonation took place in front of us and our unprotected eyes. Servicemen were sent to Ground Zero wearing only shorts and sneakers and worked side by side with scientists dressed in RadSafe suits. The exposed military men developed severe radiation burns and many died. The big breakthrough came when enough years had passed and I had overcome the anger and the self-pity resulting from the knowledge that I and the men who served with me had been used as guinea pigs in a recklessly dangerous and potentially deadly experiment. At last I had the perspective to understand my nuclear year in its many dimensions and capture the tragedy and the black humor that came along with 17 H-bomb explosions. In addition, certain significant external realities had changed. Top Secret documents about Operation Redwing had been declassified. I learned new details about the test known as Tewa: the fallout lasted for three days and the radiation levels exceeded 3.9 Roentgens, the MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure). Three ships were rushed to Eniwetok to evacuate personnel but were ordered back after the military raised the MPE to 7. That, they reasoned, ensured everyone’s safety. I made contact with other atomic veterans who told me about their own experiences and in some cases sent me copies of letters written to their families during the tests. As we talked, we also laughed: about officers who claimed Eniwetok was a one year paid vacation; about the officer who guarded the political purity of the daily island newspaper by deleting “pinko propaganda,” including a speech by President Eisenhower. By now, Ruth knew the material almost as well as I did and provided crucial perspective and detailed editing expertise. At last, I was able to pull all the strands together. After 50 years, I was able write the book I had wanted to in the beginning. Having struggled to write a memoir for so long and having been asked for advice by others contemplating writing a memoir, I can pass along a bit of what I learned along the way. Make sure you have enough distance from the experience to have perspective on what happened. Exposure to radiation and the resulting reactions–anger, terror, incredulity–produce powerful emotions that take time to process. Figure out how to use (or keep away) from your own intense feelings. In the case of the H-Bomb tests, anger and self-pity were emotions to stay away from. So was the hope of somehow getting “revenge.” Sometimes the unexpected works. For me, finding humor in a tragic situation– the abject military incompetence in planning and executing the H-Bomb tests–freed my memory and allowed me to write about horrific experiences. Figure out (most likely by trial and error) how much or how little of yourself you want to reveal. My other memoir—it’s about a much happier time in my life—is Always On Sunday: An Inside View of Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra & Ed’s Other Guests and is also available on Kobo.Biography & Memoir

 

 

Gripping — the news story that never was. SUMMER, 1974 — Six teenaged boys died and fifty-four were injured in an explosion on a Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier, Quebec. A live grenade inadvertently made its way into a box of dud ammunition, and its pin was pulled during a lecture on explosives safety. One hundred and forty boys survived, each isolated in their trauma, yet expected to carry on with their lives. Thirty-four years later, Gerry Fostaty, who was an 18-year-old sergeant that summer and one of the first on the scene after the explosion, received an unexpected e-mail from his former sergeant-major, triggering a journey into memory, a quest for a true picture of what had happened on that day. In As You Were, Fostaty pieces together the story of how a series of preventable mistakes led to tragedy. The only full account of an event that received minor attention at the time, As You Were is the story of a normal day turned horrific, how duty, responsibility, and honour make ordinary people take extraordinary measures, and how an embarrassed military did their best to ignore this devastating incident.Biography & Memoir

 

 

Everyone has that birthday. That one day we look in the mirror and ask ourselves: “How did I get here? Is this really the person I intended to be when I grew up? Am I grown up?” Author Katharine Miller presents her own self-assessment in the form of micro-memoir 30 Failures by Age 30. 30 Failures by Age 30 is a compelling memoir, conversational in tone with hilarious and heartbreaking moments.Biography & Memoir