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With the Invisible Pentacle

Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 19.20.04Genre – Short Stories

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The stories Within the Invisible Pentacle may, at first glance, seem a rather eclectic collection, but there are several underlying unifying principles employed in their careful selection.

The titles all have a feminine association as does each story’s individual focus, whether direct or implicit. These stories explore the depths of human character, the quintessence disposition of living and of life itself.

Questions we shy from, the ones we are afraid to ask ourselves are unearthed, revealed and brought screaming into the daylight of recognition.

The prevailing factor is, they are written with consideration for our fragile human disposition, the fears, the dreams and wishes, the uncertainties and self-doubts we all carry inside ourselves, the human element of love, of life and of survival. This is a collection of poignant, emotive, yet entertaining stories everyone should read, at least once.


Karen’s Book Buzz Review

I received this book as a gift from the author and I was thrilled. Paul White is a great diverse writer. His stories are so different from each other, all sorts of topics and genres, so you never know what kind of story you will get.

These were all about females, racy ones, shy ones, murderous ones, and thoughtful ones.  There was only that I couldn’t read, as I was too squeamish. Some were short and a few were longer, although I must admit many were written in the first person, so I found myself carrying that person over to the next story.

Paul White’s stories seemed to create an atmosphere, weaving a haze that took me on a  breeze as if I was circling the characters, listening to them tal and to their thoughts.

A really enjoyable book that you can just grab and read one story at a time.

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The New Summer Garden

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Sam was a down and almost out, with little prospect for the future, when he meets Rachelle, the beautiful wife of the philanderous Peter, the kingpin of an international criminal business empire.

When Peter catches Sam ‘in flagrante’ with Rachelle, he ensures Sam’s simple life becomes complicated.

What happens next takes Sam on a surreal path, where the only plausible outcome is for Sam to end up in prison or dead… most probably both.

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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

This adult themed book is a great little read. It tells the story of Sam in his own words. He is a down and out, bit of drunk, no money, and lives hand to mouth. But the one thing he is, is a worker. When he’s asked to move top soil for a new summer garden, his problems are about to begin.

We know there is a problem, a big one because Sam tells us right at the beginning that he is in big trouble. Although, you soon forget about that when he meets Rachelle and is lured into her bed.

The story is a page turner as Sam gets in deeper and deep and through no fault of his own, except he is unable to resist sexy woman. These type of women are always trouble, so you know right from the beginning things are not going to end well.

It doesn’t, and you’ll want to keep on reading because you have to know every last detail. Sam is a clever man. He devises plan, which he doesn’t reveal, but I had guessed – only I hadn’t expected one final twist ….

I liked Sam, he was an interesting man!


 

Paul White is a prolific writer and he doesn’t just stick to one genre. He just can’t stop writing and even has a website of short stories, should you want to read more.

Electric Eclectic Books, are a great for finding new authors and there is such a varity of genres. These are Paul’s other books under the EE Brand.

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There are just over three weeks to go before the May edition of Electric Press, the new literary magazine is published.

Exciting times.

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Don’t forget, Electric Press is a quarterly periodical, so we never stop accepting contributions and submissions.

The annual schedule of Electric Press is planned as, February, May, August, & November. 

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A weapon of immense power is stolen and millions of lives hang in the balance for the Alliance and the Confederation. 
 
New-found enemies strike to claim the nexus of dominance. 
 
Lines are crossed. Battles rage on.
Annihilation— imminent.

 

Can Col Sec hold? Is all hope lost?

 

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Prologue
Silo Six, Toldax.
 
The sudden blast from the alarm pulled him from his reverie.
“Luka get over here now, we’ve got an unauthorised intruder,” he said urgently. As soon as the words left his mouth he regretted them.
“Isn’t by its very nature of being an intrusion make it unauthorised?” Luka replied, his voice coming through as if he was standing next to him.
“Just get the fuck over here,” he said. In all the months the three of them had been stationed there this was the first time anything had broken through the boring routine.
The alarm was strident and he could hardly think straight. As the door opened behind him he heard Luka say, “Can’t you shut that thing off, can hardly hear myself think?”
He was already on it and the sudden quiet was almost as disconcerting as the alarm had been shocking.
“There’s someone in the elevator,” he said unable to tear his eyes from the bank of monitor screens in front of him.
“We’re not due to be relieved yet, are we?” Luka asked already knowing the answer.
“You’d better get Vasiliy up, this could get tricky,” he said.
“Have you got visuals on the intruder?” Luka asked as he accessed the three way comm channel they all shared whilst inside the silo via his Neural Interface.
“No, it’s being jammed,” he said. He took out his sidearm from the holster on his hip and jacked the slide to prime the battery clip. His Magerov P9 was now ready to fire.
He heard Luka standing behind him do the same.
“What now Tovaric, it’s your call,” Luka said.
Without taking his eyes from the monitor screens arrayed before him, he said, “Computer, initiate full lock down procedures, Captain Leonid Ilyich commanding, authorisation code Alpha Zero One.”
Without prompting Luka said, “Lieutenant Luka Petrovich, authorisation code Beta Zero One, implement.”
Leonid turned to look at the man behind him, his grey eyes wide in confusion as he said, “It’s not working.”
He saw Luka’s eyes dart back to the monitor screens, his brow furrowing in concern. He spun back around to what caused such concentration to see each screen go dark, one at a time.
“How are they doing that?” Luka asked.
“Somehow they’ve taken over the system. We have no idea where they are or how many of them there are.” 
Leonid stood up; his arms extended holding the P9 in a double handed grip. He nodded to Luka and they both headed for the door. They stood either side of it as Luka opened it ready to fire if a target presented itself. The corridor beyond was empty though so Leonid gestured to Luka to check it out as he gave cover.
He watched as his friend ventured out of the command centre looking first right then left.
“Clear.” Luka said so Leonid followed him into the empty corridor.
“Wait,” Luka held up a hand halting Leonid, “What’s that?” he added and Leonid heard it too. Before either of them could do anything a group of large, powerfully built men armed with assault pulse rifles rounded the bend at the far end of the corridor to their right.
“Halt, identify yourselves,” Leonid ordered aiming his P9 at the figure in front of the group.
“Take one more step and I will open fire,” he added when they ignored him. Seeing he had no choice Leonid gestured for Luka to follow his lead but before he fired he saw the lead intruder bring up the muzzle of his rifle and fire.
The pulsed plasma bolt struck Leonid’s torso and sent him crashing into Luka. The pain was immediate and overwhelming. He found his strength had deserted him and had difficulty in breathing.
The corridor had somehow tipped over onto the side until he realised he was lying on the floor.
He saw flashes from other rifles pass by him and heard a body hit the floor out of sight behind him and knew it must be Luka who had been shot.
Light was fading fast as his life drained away and the last thing he remembered was looking up into a pair of opaline green eyes before darkness engulfed him.

He stood on the Observation Lounge looking out at the vista of stars, waiting to die. 
 

 

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Can a single soldier, the sole survivor of a secret program deemed too dangerous to continue turn the scales of power?
This lone soldier must first decide whether to remain a pawn of his government or become a soldier with no master, a Ronin.
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Gift Horse – Great Read

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 09.52.12Genre: contemporary Women’s Fiction

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Imagine living eighteen years of your life around a mistake…

Caroline Walker’s daughter suffers a horrific riding accident. Her distraught parents wonder if she’ll ever walk again, let alone ride. And when Mollie’s blood group is discovered as rare, her husband offers to donate blood. Except Ian is not a match. In fact, it’s unlikely he’s Mollie’s father.
Eighteen years previously, Caroline had a one-night stand with Irish rock star, Rory O’Connor. Caroline fell pregnant. Deeply flawed boyfriend, Ian, was overjoyed. And Caroline’s parents were simply grateful that their daughter was to marry into the rich, influential Walker family.
Caroline turns to Rory’s friend Connor; and although his almost spiritual connection with his horses appears to be the balm she needs, Caroline cannot forget Rory, or her youth – both lost to a man she never loved. Eighteen years on and after surviving cancer Rory lives as a virtual recluse in the Welsh mountains. Through his well-meaning but interfering sister, he is shocked to discover he has a teenage daughter. Or does he? As the truth begins to unravel, Caroline finds herself faced with a complex trail of moral dilemma.
Someone has made a terrible mistake… someone is going to get hurt…

Karen’s Book Buzz Review

At Christmas I came across a free book called Home for Christmas, by this author and it contained three Christmas stories. I really enjoyed them and went to look what else Jan Ruth had written. I’ve always had a soft spot for horses and the cover immediately grabbed me. Then I read the description and I was sold.

It was available on Kindle Unlimited, so I downloaded it. I wasn’t disappointed. It was thoroughly absorbing. It was one of those books – and I haven’t had one for a while – where you think about it between reads and just can’t wait to get back to see what happen next.

The story is about families and relationships and there is nothing more fascinating than us humans, and how we deal with emotional situations.

This book would have perfect except for one thing, and I don’t want to spoil anything by telling you exactly what as you may not agree. It was the ending. I’d have preferred her to have chosen which man she was going to end up with. I was rooting for both but felt I was being lead down the path of one in particular. I was wrong, and although the ending was satisfactory, it just failed at the last post.

Fantastic book, and well worth a download.

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Looking for a Weekend Read?

Weekends are great for settling down with a book, although sometimes we don’t have a lot of time. Play the Game is perfect, it can be read in one sitting.

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Going on a first date is always daunting, and more so for Stella,

I was an idiot. Why would I ever agree to go to a posh hotel for dinner with a hot guy? Who was I kidding? Food! The thought of a hot meal made my stomach grumble. The last time I ate anything hot was payday in the work’s canteen.

Looking at the pile of clothes on the bed, I realised that each piece of clothing had been tried on and discarded, and now my wardrobe was bare. I couldn’t recall the last time I went on a date or bought something new.

It was awkward, as guys generally asked questions. I couldn’t tell anyone about my circumstances or my dad. Anyway, who’d believe me?

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