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Screen Shot 2017-10-29 at 11.10.51“A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldo”

Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his Grandpa, he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn’t have a “traditional” reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from his peers. In the end, this little underdog gets to be a big-time hero. And despite all his slap-stick humor style clumsiness he gets to enjoy his success with pride.

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Maxine Sylvester was born in London, England. She grew up with a passion for Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear. She also loved anything Disney and enjoyed drawing the characters.
Maxine’s love of ‘fun’ art grew and she had the privilege of being mentored by cartoonist and caricaturist, Steve Chadburn. She completed further studies in children’s book illustration with talented artist and illustrator, Jan Nesbitt.
Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza, the third in the Ronaldo series, was released 29th Sept 2017. She is now working on a colour version of The Reindeer Flying Academy in time for Christmas.

She had finished a colour version of The Flying Reindeer Flying Academy which will be released in the next week or just, just in time for Christmas.

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Beta Earth Chronicles

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The Blind Alien is a story with a highly original concept, fascinating characters, and not-too-subtle but truthful allegories.  Don’t let the sci-fi label or alternate Earth setting fool you–this is a compelling and contemporarily relevant story about race, sex, and social classes.”

–Raymond Benson, Former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto books

41r0FPw8pPL._UX250_Besides his 33 years in the classroom, Dr. Wesley Britton considers his Beta-Earth Chronicles the most important work he’s ever done. “I suppose an author profile is intended to be a good little biography,” Britton says, “but the best way to know who I am is to read my novels.”

Still, a few things you might like to know about Wes include the fact he’s the author of four non-fiction books on espionage in the media, most notably The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009). Beginning in 1983, he was a widely published poet, article writer for a number of encyclopedias, and was a noted scholar of American literature. Since those days, for sites like BlogCritics.org and BookPleasures.com, Britton wrote over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. For seven years, he was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents for which he contributed celebrity interviews with musicians, authors, actors, and entertainment insiders.

Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles, debuted with The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016, four sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, and The Third Earth. Return to Alpha will be the sixth volume of this multi-planetary epic.

Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community College until his retirement in 2016. He serves on the Board of Directors for Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania. He lives with his one and only wife, Betty, in Harrisburg, PA.

Book One, The Blind Alien, came out in Sept 2015 – Book Six is due for release before Christmas 2017.

The epic opens when Malcolm Renbourn, a young history teacher, walks into an ordinary bank on an ordinary day. Suddenly, he feels excruciating pain. Unexpectedly, he loses his sight and discovers he has been drawn against his will across the multi-verse to a slave-holding country on a parallel earth. He doesn’t understand a single word he hears, but he soon comprehends that he is the focal point in the quest to end a plague that kills three out of four male babies their first year on Beta-Earth.

Branded state property, he must escape, but where can a blind man in a strange world dominated by desperate scientists run? And on a world where polygamy is the norm, how can Malcolm Renbourn adapt into becoming the husband of five independent wives who never expected to be the mothers of a generation a planet hopes will carry the genes that will change everything. And that’s just part of the story.

Much of Malcolm’s background was drawn from my own life, especially his blindness and the treatment he endures because of it. Some of his more bizarre encounters actually happened to me, many of them quite comical. People have asked Malcolm and me all sorts of strange questions over the years—Do blind people sleep with their eyes open or closed? How does a blind man aim properly in toilets? Did I know I had a beard?

Of course, most of the book is pure imagination, as in the ghastly plague that kills three out of four male babies their first year, resulting in Beta-Earth’s culture of polygamy. Hence, Malcolm’s growing tribe of wives and children.

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Here are a couple more reviews for Blind Alien which is priced at only $0.99

“An excellent work of new SF that hearkens back to the classics of Asimov and Heinlein. Told from the viewpoint of the different characters, it is a tale of a man from our earth (Alpha) being unwittingly transferred to a parallel earth (Beta) where he must learn to adapt to new cultures, attitudes, languages at the same time as coming to grips with the loss of his sight. Each of the characters are fully developed and well defined and being able to hear their thoughts about each encounter brings a richness to the narratives. Politics, religion, social mores and relationships are all examined from both without and within.”—Dave Massengale, Amazon review

“Spymaster and imaginative author, Dr. Wesley Britton has another big hit! His book takes the reader on a compelling journey of an Alpha earthling who has been spirited to planet Beta. Science-fiction, yes, but much more. The book explores science, medicine, commerce, education, spiritual life, family life and sex on an alternative planet which at times is insightful and hilarious in its comparison to our own Earth. In an ingenious way, Dr. Britton has created a new grammar and vocabulary to continually intrigue the reader. A true winner!” –Bobbi Chertok, Amazon Reviewer

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Screen Shot 2017-10-29 at 11.24.16Explore Beta-Earth with Tribe Renbourn as the “Alpha Man” and his wives face irresistible prophecies, island tyrants, the curse of the “Plague-With-No-Name,” and a horrifying death-trade.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-10-29 at 11.24.46Just when Tribe Renbourn is certain they’ve found sanctuary in the country of Alma, they must battle a mutant girl from the aristocracy, a lecherous prince, a theocratic church, and take sides in a world-shaking civil war.

 

 

 

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After leading a fleet of exiles from the Alman civil war, Tribe Renbourn becomes

embroiled with a duplicitous island royal family, the fight to end the “Plague-With-No-Name,” the invasion of a deadly foe, and the demanding will of the harsh goddess of Beta, Olos.

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-10-29 at 11.25.10Forced to leave Beta-Earth behind, six members of Tribe Renbourn are forever transformed when they travel across the multi-verse to be captives of a very different kind of humanity of pairs and must lead the rebellion of the single-bodied “nams.”

 

 

 

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Forty years after Malcolm Renbourn was drug across the multi-verse, two of his children from Beta-Earth, and two from Cerapin-Earth travel to our planet where they encounter a world suffering from biological war, climate change, religious zealotry, and fear of what these aliens might bring to a suffering humanity.

 

 

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Ghostly Writes 2017

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They Came For Him is my contribution to this year’s anthology.  A chilling tale about what happens if you play with Oujji boards. Watch the video below and you can then preorder the eBook, which is released on 31st October and download it for FREE!

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We were excited and expectant, although, deep down, I knew this would end badly.

Brian grinned and his gaze swept around us in turn. “Is anybody there?” Everything was quiet. He asked again if anyone was there and we all looked around. Nothing happened.

The only sound was a distant television and the candles flickered slightly. Then, with our fingers still on the planchette, we looked at each other as the television became louder. The draft turned into a breeze. The hairs on my neck stood up.

Something wasn’t right.

“Are you there?” Brian asked once more and the planchette shot across the board.

Y.E.S.

With his eyes wide and in a voice that trembled slightly, Brian spoke again. “Are you a good spirit?” It didn’t move. “Or a bad one?” It still didn’t move. Like the shocked others, I was frozen in my chair.

I wished he hadn’t asked that. The voices I thought were from a television suddenly filled the room. I was holding my breath and couldn’t look at the others.

Shadows were now moving behind Brian. It was very still, aware of something he couldn’t see. His eyes were fixed on me. In a haze of noise and movement, the others were staring at me, too. Their faces were contorted.

“You were told. You were warned,” they all said in unison.

“W-what?” I gasped.

Brian’s face morphed back to his normal self as he asked, “Are you all right, Laura?” I glanced at the others and they too were their normal selves again.

Suddenly, and before I could react, dad’s voice hissed in my ear as if he was standing behind me, “Get out of here! Now!” My head flew around. There was no one there.

I didn’t need telling twice. Terror catapulted me forward and I shot out the door, down the stairs, and into the night.

Dad had been dead eight years, but when I got outside, he was there waiting for me.

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In Times of Violence

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ITOV YA ebook final Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn’t give a damn.

Her only way out is to beg her Aunt to allow her to stay as a guest in their London house.

Jade meets fate head on in the form of Marcus, president of the Tyrants MC. She finally finds a family that loves and respects her and they are not BLOOD. Nothing comes easy to Jade and she is forced to fight to keep her title and status. Then just when life starts to go right, one-night changes everything.

˃˃˃ A raw emotional story about love, betrayal, and sacrifice.

“In Times of Violence had an addictive storyline. I actually got up in the middle of the night to finish reading it. I loved Jade, although I don’t fully understand her or her motives.”

“Do not miss this book. Jade, Marcus and Dylan will bring out the feels.”

“Remember it’s not always blood relatives that make a family!”
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In Times of Violence is very special to me. Some parts of the book are taken from my own experiences as a young adult. This coming of age story needed to be told. It was thanks to S.E.Hinton’s The Outsiders, that In Times Of Violence was written.

I hope you enjoy the book.
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  had to settle things with my parents. I had to sit them both down and tell them my plans, hoping it would be the last I saw of them. I needed to pack up my belongings and say goodbye to my horrid past, once-and-for-all.

Marcus wanted to come along with me, but I talked him out of it. He wanted to see the cursed life I’d lived, and wanted to meet my mother. I had painted such a black picture of her I knew he wouldn’t be civil and I wanted to leave on good terms, despite everything. Even though she’d abused me, she was still my mother. I managed to convince Marcus to stay home and went alone.

What a nightmare! My first mistake was not having Marcus for moral support. Secondly, I’d chickened out and hadn’t told my dad I was coming. I thought I could cope with just seeing Mum, rather than both of them ganging up on me. Third mistake, I wore my leathers. I think she would have gone easier on me if I had dressed down. Except that wasn’t who I was anymore. I wasn’t ashamed of who I’d become. I was proud to be a member of the Tyrants. I wasn’t going to shout it from the rooftops. I didn’t come home to show off and give the villagers something else to gossip about. I wanted to get in and out without anyone seeing me.

Mum wasn’t home when I arrived, so I used my key and let myself in. The house smelt of stale cigarettes, and damp. No change there, I thought. I’d only been in the room for a few seconds and already wanted to leave. Memories flooded like a wave, trying to drown my good spirits. I didn’t want to remember the unhappiest moments of my childhood. Literally shaking myself from the past, I cursed aloud for putting up with her shit for so long.

I expected her home soon, so I ran upstairs and started packing. I couldn’t take everything, just my treasured possessions. I’d been so busy, I didn’t realise how quickly the time passed. A door slammed shut, making me jump.

“Mum, it’s Jade. I’m up here.”

I didn’t want her to think I was a burglar. Maybe I should have phoned first.

Any loving mother would have run up the stairs and hugged her long-lost daughter, but not my mother. I timed her. It took her a full ten minutes before she came up. I heard the familiar tinkle of ice hitting the bottom of a glass, and the cabinet door being shut. Dutch courage, I wished I had some.

“Well, look what the cat’s dragged in. Decided to come home have you?”

Leaning against the doorframe, she held a glass in her right hand, a cigarette in her left. She looked a sight. Her hair needed cutting and dyeing, and I hate to think how long she’d been wearing the same clothes. She looked thin and haggard and had really let herself go. I turned away, unable to look at her in that state.

“I’ve come for a few things. I’m leaving, but is it okay if I stay the night?” I asked, pretending to be too busy to look at her.

She didn’t answer. Her stare burnt into my back, and I knew she was going to start.

I stopped packing and faced her. I wasn’t scared. I wasn’t a weak, timid little girl anymore.

“Go on, say it,” I challenged her. “Get it out of your system, Mum.”

“Have you seen yourself? Look at the state of you. You look like a cheap street tramp.”

I kept my cool. “You’re a fine one to talk, you’re a fucking mess.”

She stared at me open-mouthed before launching into her usual ‘how dare you…’ crap. “I’m your mother. I deserve more respect.”

I lost it then.

“You’re not fit to be a mother. You’ve no idea how to look after yourself, let alone a child. You should be giving me respect. Do you know who I am, Mum?” Although tempted to tell her everything, I decided to keep my mouth shut. “For the first time in my life, I’m happy, and I have a life, no thanks to you. I have a great boyfriend and loads of friends. So, if anyone deserves respect, it’s me.”

She looked livid, and seemed ready to pounce, which would have been a big mistake on her part. Although my mother, I’d gladly take her down a peg or two.

“I think you better get out of here before I lose my temper,” I warned.

“This is my house. No one tells me what to do in my own home,” she shouted, spilling her drink on the floor.

I couldn’t help but laugh. “Calm down, Mum. Why don’t you get another drink before you have a heart attack?”

She didn’t find that amusing and charged at me. “You little bitch. I’ll teach you not to talk to your mother like that.”

I stood my ground and pushed her away. She fell drunkenly to the floor. If she wanted a fight, she would get one. She sat on the floor glaring at me, trying to decide what to do next. Luckily for her, she made the right decision. Pushed herself up from the floor, she patted down her blouse and looked at me before turning around.

“You’ve got minutes to get out of my house then I’m calling the police.”

That was fine with me. I’d packed what I wanted.

She walked unsteadily down the stairs. I felt nothing but pity for her.

Five minutes had passed before I made a move to get up. My head was pounding. I went into the bathroom and opened the tap, letting the water run until it was ice cold, then I splashed my face and used my wet hands to cool my aching neck and shoulders. I cursed her for winding me up. I lifted my head and stared at my reflection. I didn’t like what I saw. “Shit,” I yelled and smashed my fist into the glass. It didn’t break, which left me feeling pathetic and weak.

I honestly didn’t want anything to kick off like that. I hoped I could leave on good terms, but our broken bridges couldn’t be mended.

I walked down the stairs with my suitcases and set them down near the front door. Mum was sitting in her armchair, staring out of the front window, a full drink in her hand. I didn’t blame her. I needed one right then.

Even with the anger I was feeling, the bond between mother and daughter was strong enough to break down the portion of hate I felt towards her. I remember thinking that it could be the last time I would see her and I refused to leave without saying goodbye. But I knew I wouldn’t have it returned. Her stubbornness wouldn’t let her turn and look at me once last time.

“Mum,” I said gently and heard the quivering in my voice. Hell! If I cried now, if I lost it and broke down, then she would win. There was no way in hell I was going to let that happen “I’m sorry. I didn’t want to leave like this. I want you to know I’m happy and doing well. Take care, and tell Dad I love him.”

She didn’t answer me.

I wiped my face, picked up my bags, stood up straight, and took a deep breath before walking out of the house for the last time.

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1961678_10152399725654994_1872623614_oKarina Kantas is not a stranger when it comes to motorbikes and MCs. Since a young age, Karina has had bikers involved in her life. Rock music and motorbikes go hand in hand as she used to sing lead in a rock band and rides a Virago 250.

In Times of Violence was originally written as a YA as Karina was 19 when she broke up with her first love, a biker she had been seeing for four years.

Then there were three more Outlaw MC novels; Huntress, Lawless Justice and Road Rage. In between witting those books, she published a YA supernatural thriller – Stone Cold, and two collections of short stories – Heads & Tales and Undressed.

After putting the four MC books together into the OUTLAW series, Karina then turned her hand to fantasy and has won many awards for her romantic paranormal fantasy, Illusional Reality and it has since become her best seller. Illusional Realty, The Quest, the concluding part of this duology will be released 12/2017 2017

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Now it didn’t seem right to have a YA in a collection of 18+ novels. So, Karina listened to her readers when they told her to have two versions of In Times of Violence. An 18+ to remain in the Outlaw series and then a YA Edition.

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If being an author of nine books, and singing in a bar in the summer, isn’t enough to keep her busy, Karina single handedly runs Author Assist, services for new and established authors. She has an excellent reputation within the indie community and has worked with many award winning, bestselling authors. Karina is also a radio show host on one of the largest independent radio networks.
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“Was so interesting! I had no idea. Highly recommended for anyone not sure.”

 

 

Murder at Mother’s

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The matriarch of the Bancroft ranch has been murdered. Refusing to go to the light, a being from the “other side” is sent to get her. When Martha still refuses to budge, Gladys stays with her to help solve the murder.

A cozy mystery with a ghostly twist, this is a fun read

 

 

Is it Easy to Read?

Yes,

Is it a Series?

No, I don’t think so.


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This is my first read by this author and won’t be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed it. All I knew about the story was that it was a murder mystery with a twist. I didn’t know what that twist was until began reading. For those that don’t know, I’m not going to reveal it. Let’s just say it makes the story a little different from the run of the mill.

I could tell it wasn’t set in America and then thought it British but quickly realised it wasn’t there either. So it was a nice change to have a book set in Canada.

We are presented with a murder, a detective and a family. Who is the murderer? With the author’s help, I narrowed it down to one of two, made a guess and got it wrong!

I like my books to have a little bit of romance in them and this had a tempting taster,  and I’d have liked to have followed that up.

The author’s ideas were really imaginative and I felt it set the story apart. I caught sight of another book called Stone Cottage and believe this was mentioned in Murder at Mother’s. What a great way to introduce it and it certainly made me add it to my TBR list.

A good read and highly recommended

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Chance Encounter

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 18.21.41Description: What happens when all your plans for the future get de-railed in one night, starting with a chance encounter?

Emily has always worked hard to stay on the honor roll in school, working to get a full ride to college. But Emily has one dark secret; one that only her best friend Ginger Gold knows about. She has a crush on the biggest playboy in Devonport, Georgia.

“Born with the world at my feet, she was the only thing I had to work hard for.” – Blake

When Emily and Blake cross paths, the chemistry and passion is undeniable. Waiting years for your soul mate is a test in patience, and these two are just about out of patience.

Blake has watched Emily for years and he is determined to make her his for the rest of this life, and the next.

Can these two find their happiness and peace together, or will past mistakes destroy a new-found love?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“I’m from a very small town in the Southern part of Tennessee, it’s not huge, but it’s home.  I started writing last year, but I’ve always loved to read.

I have been married to my husband for twenty-two years, we have two grown children, and one we sort of adopted, who has given us our first set of grand kids.

Feel free to connect with me on any of the following social media links.”

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Stranger to Blackwood

Stranger to Blackwood
House Blackwood Book Two
by Sharon Lipman
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Would you doom yourself to darkness if it meant saving the one you love?
Ryver is the only telepath in living memory. Whether he wants to or not, he can hear the thoughts of everyone around him–their desires, their fears, and their darkest secrets. As a Vampire and Guardian of the Order, his skill is an asset. As a man, it’s a burden he wishes he didn’t have to carry. That is until he meets Ria. She’s beautiful, shy…and human. More than that, she hears him.
A chance meeting brings them together, but the truth could rip them apart. Ria isn’t what she seems. As her heritage is revealed, can they find the light? If they do, it will enrage an old enemy and threaten everything they hold dear. If they don’t, one of them will be lost forever.

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Bound to Blackwood
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Would you surrender your soul for the love of the King?
Lena, a vampire and a Guardian of the Order, has been honour-bound to protect human souls all her life. Acting first and thinking second is what’s saved her skin time and again in the war against the Fallen, but her disregard for orders soon catches up with her when her boss is seriously injured. Forced to take responsibility for her actions, Lena is thrust into the path of her very own kryptonite; Thorn. The raw power of his soul calls to her and his mere presence lights a fire within her that she cannot contain. With Vampire magic waning and the race in crisis, can either of them afford to ignore Nature’s call? If they do, the future of the race is in jeopardy. If they don’t, they will both lose the most precious part of themselves. Their souls.

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A huge fan of the paranormal romance genre, Sharon Lipman started writing in her teens. It wasn’t until she was in her thirties that she found a story she was desperate to share and House Blackwood was born. Her debut novel, Bound to Blackwood was published in 2015.
She was born in west London and grew up in leafy Surrey in south-east England. A lover of all things British, except the weather, she now lives in a tiny mountain village in Almeria, southern Spain with her husband and an ever-growing collection of dogs.

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