Engaging historical fiction from Sally A. Laughlin, author of Hidden Between The Lines.Machine gun fire and rifle bullets zing all around her as she maneuvers her plane to drop her bombs. Her fragile, two-seated World War I biplane is low enough for her to hear the Germans screaming and yelling, as she presses forward to her drop zone.This was a typical flight of many during one night’s sorties. The German soldiers feared and hated the women they called the Nachthexen: Night Witches. There were three all-female aviation regiments in the Soviet Union during World War II. This is the story of female heroes who flew and worked under incredibly adverse conditions: from women who flew the little, unarmed biplanes and bombed the Germans at night, to the fierce fighter pilots who fought the seasoned German Luftwaffe, humbling them before their peers.This is a fictional account, based on true stories, of the amazing women who lived, loved and died bravely during the dark days of World War II.
Sex. Grief. Love. Unflinching eroticism.These make up The Year I Slept. After Emerson Ketes loses the woman he loves – a Chinese immigrant by the name of Lin – to suicide, a spirit claiming to be her approaches him one night.At the same time an old flame, Rowan, comes back into his life, while he’s attempting to deal with overwhelming grief, confusion, and the ghost’s demands.And one way or another, the past will be reconciled… and the future will be burned into being.
‘Unputdownable!’ Western Telegraph
This compelling novel by hugely popular British author, Helen Carey, creates a rich tapestry of life which depicts in all its vivid detail the compelling story of London during the Second World War.
Opening in September 1939 as war is declared, LAVENDER ROAD follows the lives of a number of people who live in one South London street through the first year of hostilities.
Lavender Road boasts a typically English pub, two rows of terraced working class homes, and overlooking Clapham Common at the top end of the road, a big house owned by the local brewer.
Times are difficult. Everyone in the road suspects that their courage will be tested and that the war will change their lives, perhaps for ever. Mostly they are right.
For Joyce Carter, the outbreak of war means a struggle to keep food on the family table. For her daughter, Jen, it may mean an end of her dream to become an actress. For shy asthmatic Katy Parsons, it offers a chance to break free from the life of an invalid if only she can summon the courage to defy her parents and enrol as a nurse. For Pam Nelson, a sickening see-saw of emotions as she fights attraction to her handsome Irish lodger and a growing distance from her husband who is judged not fit to enlist.
‘A sparkling bit of storytelling.’ London Evening Standard
‘Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike.’ Louis de Bernières
‘Helen Carey’s characters are so real that they live on with you beyond the page. Warm, lively and enriching. Storytelling at its best.’ Western Telegraph
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‘Superb London wartime saga. Will keep you turning pages long into the night.’ Natalie Meg Evans
‘Captures the atmosphere of life in London in the second world war.’ Amazon review
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THERE’S A BODY ON THE LINE
A short psychological horror story that’s the perfect read for your daily commute
Ever been stuck on a train in a dark tunnel, trapped in an airless sardine tin with a bunch of strangers?
Sure you have.
But don’t be so eager to get out of that train, because what’s waiting on the other side might be even worse …
This short horror story is a dark descent into the subconscious horror that lurks inside all of us. It is a tale of love, money and the shackles of modern city life.
Jack Binding is a Londoner living in Sydney. Inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Clive Barker, JG Ballard and Martin Amis, Jack writes gritty, dark fiction that combines horror, fantasy and twisted, black humour. Property can also be found in the collection Pills: 18 Short Stories.
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Abandoned – no, dumped from her 7-year marriage, Laura’s self-worth was in tatters. Some people land on their feet. She landed on her ass on the kitchen floor.
Longing to find her true partner in life, Laura takes a deep breath and plunges into online dating. Oh my. What a roller coaster. Only with the aid of modern technology could you line up this many frogs to kiss.
Hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, “88 Guys for Coffee” is loosely based on the author’s own 5-year online dating saga. The horror stories are true, bizarre, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Top 1% Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo* said, “Should I laugh? Should I cry? Laugh until I cry? Grab a cup of coffee, wear your most comfy clothes and hang out the DO NOT DISTURB sign because this is a tale of the heart and soul… Humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening and filled with some truly wickedly funny scenes… Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!”
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Dr. E.J. Smithson has recently been promoted at CMSU to oversee relations with the university’s highly secretive HeiferDyne Center for Cow Studies. EJ has to incur the wrath of a vicious lack of self-confidence when accepting the challenge to assure everyone remains ignorant of Bull Langford’s USDA/DOD joint funded effort to secretly breed cows that will upset the existing world order under the guise of humanitarianism. Black ops efforts by Langford and his painfully perfect henchman, Dr. Vance Rockwell, quickly force EJ’s life into a tailspin complete with unwanted revelations about his parents’ occult history. He is unwillingly placed in a relationship with social pariah Dr. Nik Jelevic, perpetrator of the infamous Blue Marble Incident, and endures the loss of his girlfriend Ellie, owner of Altona Dells 90’s hip hop themed café Grillz. EJ will ultimately find himself in the middle of a fantastically strange Pagan-Wiccan schism tied to both his family history and the presence of potentially weaponized livestock. A combat trained administrative assistant, PlayStation involved sex blackmail, and unethical bovine research all come together to rain chaos down upon a main character whose weapons of choice include godlike indecisiveness, penetrating desire to avoid conflict, and enduring commitment to the success of Dortmund in his latest FIFA season. World domination via cows. Occult PR and recruiting schemes. A Tribe Called Quiche with some Ice T at Grillz. Cow College proves that university life in a small town is anything but boring.
In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. Efficient and precise, she’s created a life that reflects everything she missed growing up as an orphan. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from the love of her life, Henry, her dutiful children, and large extended family.
When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin? Will love be enough?
A Veteran Defends the American Way even after a Failed WarExpecting that his cousin Bertram Hungerford, the leader of the Scythian cult, will be in prison for a long time, Paul Kingsley, his wife Tanya, and their three children drive from the northeastern U. S. to an island off the coast of Georgia for an extended holiday. They will stay at a resort hotel that Hungerford’s wife Pat has just opened. Meanwhile, the Scythian menace persists in unexpected ways.They will also visit the man, now ill and living in Florida, who adopted Kingsley when he was a baby. Kingsley, the illegitimate son of a Russian woman and an eastern European aristocrat who was also involved with the Scythian cult, was proud to be grafted into the American way of life. He expresses his gratitude by writing stories and novellas, some of which are included in “The Angel of Recovery”, about the ability of ordinary Americans to cope with hardships like warfare and emerge stronger. Along with three short stories that feature enlisted men serving during a war in an imaginary country called Kulon, the narrative includes a novella that consists of letters Agnes Butterfield writes in the 1880’s to her sister about her recovery from grief over the loss of her brother and her husband as a result of fighting in two different wars.One of the purposes of this novel, which is the second of five in a series called “Witnesses”, is to show that grief passes, a sense of fullness returns, and people resume active life. Another purpose is to give examples of the benefits that come from sharing our experiences with others – to be witnesses, in other words.Check out this book now for stories about the uncertainties of war and the grief that warfare can bring that also illustrate human sturdiness and the reality of recovery.
Lena Rothman is a shirtwaist-maker and devoted suffragette whose life is derailed when she falls in love with her best friend’s boyfriend Jake Brenner. After a devastating fire breaks out at at the shirtwaist factory where Lena works, she is forced her to fight for her life. In the chaos of the fire’s aftermath, Lena and Jake are torn apart but the consequences of their secret continues for generations. A tale of friendship, love and fate, The Garment Maker’s Daughter is a bittersweet story of unforgettable characters.
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Idjit Galoot has a problem. He escaped from his master’s house for a brief romp around town, seeking out easy targets such as bitches in heat, fresh roadkill and unguarded garbage cans. When he returns to his house, the aged basset hound discovers that his master has packed up their belongings and moved to Florida without him. “Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed” is the story of Idjit Galoot’s ne’er do well owner and his efforts to work his way back to the dog that he loves. Along the way, Idjit’s owner encounters Christian terrorists, swamp-dwelling taxidermists, carnies, a b-list poopie-groupie, bluesmen on the run from a trickster deity, and the Florida Skunk Ape.
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Salesman, scam artist, criminal, killer–Ike Caudine never admits to himself what he has become, but he knows he likes it.
After his Mary leaves him, Ike is desperate for an idea, a plan to impress her and win her back. He turns to his childhood friend, Fritz Moeller, and soon finds himself drawn into a violent world of drug dealers and at the center of the money laundering empire that his friend has created.
Once he dominates this new, thrilling world, can he ever go back to being just hers?
Full of dark humor and unforgettable characters, Monkey Man takes the reader on a wild ride through an underworld that lies beneath the affluent surface of a place called Greenwich, Connecticut.
Reeling from a devastating loss she believes she has caused, nineteen-year-old Nadine Hall has lived an illusion rather than face an unbearable reality. When she’s given the chance to make a fresh start, she lands a job as a carer for an archaeologist in Mougins, near Cannes, the perfect location for the movie buff that she is. She settles happily with her charge, Lilly Somerville, Lilly’s sister Viv who suffers from dementia, and Agnes, the housekeeper. But Nadine’s blissful existence is shattered with the arrival of Lilly’s only daughter, Katrina, who wants Nadine gone. The fear of being sent back home threatens to drive the troubled Nadine to the brink, until she happens upon Lilly’s account of her life in German-occupied Paris, which she believes is the key to outsmarting Katrina. Her scheme backfires, with grave consequences.
Warfare…the Fight Against a Predatory Cult: Coping in Times of Crisis“In the Time of the Scythians” centers on the efforts of the editor Stephanie Markham and Paul Kingsley, one of her writers, to bring his collection of stories and novellas together into a series of novels. They also take part in a campaign to thwart a destructive cult.Paul Kingsley’s writing emphasizes the effects of two wars – one in 17th century America, the other more recent – on the lives of ordinary people involved in them. Some of his stories are included in this novel. Reading and experience have taught Kingsley that warfare and oppression have always been part of the human story. What can a private citizen do to change the situation? Not much, he decides. But ordinary people can tell about what they’ve seen and what they know. They can be witnesses.“In the Time of the Scythians”, also includes Kingsley’s first novella – a diary written in 17th century America in which the widow Sarah Latham describes a trip she took with her niece Annette through territory where natives and English colonists fought a bitter war. Sarah’s husband was a high-ranking officer in the campaign and Annette lost family members because of the fighting.This is the first novel in a series of five called “Witnesses” that highlights the intelligence, courage, and hardihood of ordinary people as they cope with crises they didn’t create and can’t resolve on their own.If you’d like to read a fictional exploration of aspects of what it’s like to be American, check out this novel now as an ebook or paperback.
Every woman has had a psycho boyfriend at least once in her life. This is the story of mine.It starts with him telling me I have a mushy butt…and it ends with plenty of blood. A short, dark psychological thriller.
Praised as a modern and edgier Lolita meets The Catcher in the Rye, award-winning White Chalk is the eye-opening realistic look into the minds and actions of adolescents. Far from sugar-coated and rose-colored, this novel captures the raw, dark side of growing up.
Hardened, awkward, and self-deprecating, Chelle Whitney wouldn’t know a fairytale if it swooped down and saved her from a burning tower. She has spent her life hurting from the choices she’s made, the scars she’s created, and the bruises that identify her.She’s one of the unlucky ones whose life is made up of demons that haunt her adolescence and threaten her adulthood.
Chelle grasps desperately at whoever can rescue her from herself and her pain. Reaching for comfort from her best friend, who’s outgrown her, and gripping naively to a teacher who takes entirely too much interest in her, she longs for someone who understands her. So when Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle believes he could be the white knight who will finally save her.Her salvation.
But can Chelle find salvation on her own terms, digging herself out of the Hell her life has created? Or will she forever be a victim of her circumstances, never breaking free of the restraints that define her?
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This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.
Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father’s favorite son, seeing only one way open to him: deceit.In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation–rather, it is the fear to be found out. And so–covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not–he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.
This is so much more than a morality tale. Do you find sibling rivalry in adults intriguing? Are you troubled by the notion that the sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children? If so, you will find this story utterly captivating.
FLOOD WATERSANGLO-INDIAN SHORT STORIES- SERIES- 1 EPISODE 2This short story is part of the latest collection of Anglo-Indian short stories to be published by Warren Brown. These short stories are based in “Anglo-Street”, which represents an Anglo-Indian neighbourhood, a fictional area in Calcutta. The places, characters and events of the short stories are all existing, living and occurring in the period of the “Golden Age of Anglo-Indians” in Calcutta, between the 1960s to the 1990s. ˃˃˃ The Waters RiseThe Waters snake through the streets of the City of Calcutta. The rains are not stopping. The heavens have opened for the last two days and there does not seem to be any sign of the rainfall stopping soon˃˃˃ Thunder and LightningNancy always wondered when she cried why Jesus had taken her mother from her, when she wanted her mother to hold her and love her every day. Her mother would kiss her and bless her before putting Nancy to sleep every night. Her Dad would now tuck her into bed after telling her a story if he was not too tired.˃˃˃ Hunger After The Rains“Biriyani Mahal” and “Tandoor House” on Free School Street is crowded with people eating warm and freshly prepared food. It seems that everyone in the city is hungry after two days of heavy rain and cold damp weather.Scroll up and grab a copy today.
Anglo-Indian short stories Short stories are based in “Anglo-Street”The places, characters and events of the short stories are all existing, living and occurring in the period of the “Golden Age of Anglo-Indians” in Calcutta, between the 1960s to the 1990s. ˃˃˃ Enjoy the stories of the characters, living their lives at Anglo-StreetIn the past there were several areas in Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay and Madras which had neighbourhoods with Anglo-Indian residents.˃˃˃ Where is “Anglo-Street”?These short stories are based in “Anglo-Street”, which represents an Anglo-Indian neighbourhood, a fictional area in Calcutta. ˃˃˃ A Short Stories SeriesThis short story is part of the latest collection of Anglo-Indian short stories to be published by Warren Brown. These short stories are based in “Anglo-Street”, which represents an Anglo-Indian neighbourhood, a fictional area in Calcutta. The places, characters and events of the short stories are all existing, living and occurring in the period of the “Golden Age of Anglo-Indians” in Calcutta, between the 1960s to the 1990s. Enjoy the stories of the characters, living their lives at Anglo-Street, which is a neighbourhood which is fully populated by members of the Anglo-Indian community. In the past there were several areas in Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay and Madras which had neighbourhoods with Anglo-Indian residents.The author has attempted to recreate a place in the fictional neighbourhood of “Anglo-Street” where all Anglo-Indians and those interested in the colourful tapestry of this mixed-race community would feel at home.Welcome to Anglo-Street, your very own Anglo-Indian neighbourhood in Calcutta.Meet the residents, learn about their lives and experience life in a place now forgotten in the corridors of time.DedicationTo Anglo-Indians, Eurasians and Mixed-RacesPast, Present and FutureInIndia and the Rest of the World“Be Proud of Your Identity”Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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Powerless: America Unplugged is an apocalyptic thriller set in Florida. It is action-packed, realistic, and unrelenting in pace. Experienced through four main characters, this story pits survival instincts against morality, despair against hope, and fear against courage. Each day, new challenges, unanticipated threats, and unimaginable betrayals erode trust, blurring the line between right and wrong; and you, the reader, will face five moral dilemmas, each with life-and-death consequences for the characters.
Kyle Murphy has the perfect life—health, wealth, a loving wife, a teenage daughter—until the unthinkable happens. An electromagnetic pulse fries the power grid and short-circuits his life. Kyle is not a “prepper.” He has no “bug-out” vehicle, no cabin, no cave, no bunker, no clue. Overnight, his skill set becomes worthless. Can Kyle adapt fast enough to keep his family alive?
Bradley Webber, a twenty-year-old Marine Corps Sniper, is home on leave when the lights go out. He quickly discovers that the EMP is only one phase of a sustained attack, and ruthless “savages” force him to choose between protecting his family and his country. When morality collides with reality, can Bradley fight them . . . without becoming them?
Headstrong and outspoken, Abby Murphy is not your average sixteen-year-old. She’s an NRA rifle competition shooter obsessed with becoming a Sniper; and when she reconnects with Bradley, Kyle’s two greatest worries–Abby dating and Abby becoming a Sniper–fuse into one colossal six-foot-three problem. She finds herself in the murky realm between adolescence and adulthood, simultaneously battling for respect and for survival, falling in love, while the world around her falls apart.
Army Ranger Ryan Andrews, an artisan with expletives and an expert at pushing boundaries without consequence, is pitted against the special forces of jihad–a homegrown sleeper cell of cousins who have infiltrated the U.S. Armed Forces. He learns, the hard way, that nothing can be trusted, no civilians, no objects, not even the man standing at attention beside him. Caught between his rules of engagement and an enemy that doesn’t play by any rules, he will have to decide whether to follow orders … or follow his conscience.
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