Can a brilliant physician and a brave outcast find happiness while battling
Olarra sacrifices everything to warn Benlon about a Pylorian plot that
threatens his entire species. Their attraction smolders and flares while
they battle the destructive nanobots wreaking havoc inside each lunar
raider. They try to stay focused on the crisis, but bonding fever is
impossible to ignore. The Pylorians sabotage their progress at every turn,
and time is running out!
Note to Readers: This book contains detailed descriptions of sizzling
passion only suitable for mature readers.
Passionate Sci-Fi with a touch of danger and a whole lot of sass.
Cyndi has rock stars, vampires, and cat shifters among her characters, but
she seems happiest writing about alien warriors and their feisty human
mates. Her stories are fun, fast-paced, and seriously hot. Her books have
made the USA Today Top 100, and frequently land on Amazon Best Seller lists.
She is currently working on Lunar Uprising, a new series set in the near
“Over my dead body would I ever leave him and return to the
agency.” Norma remembers those words that now prove to be untrue as she
rejoins Atropos-a covert government organization-after so many bloodless
years. She has just carried out her first mission back, suspiciously without
her team. Something tells her things are not what they seem and betrayal is
It turns out a devastating weapon created by the agency may soon be
decommissioned, and things need to change. Norma is beginning to speculate
that it isn’t her skill set that the agency wants, Instead, accepting her
back was their way of gaining access to a more lethal successor.
Is her gut feeling right? Will the agency soon turn on her? Norma must
escape the clandestine smoky mirrors of Washington DC and see clearly before
it’s too late.
“‘The Atropos Maker’ is a fast-paced and expertly plotted
two-fisted political thriller focusing on corrupt international and domestic
organizations, secret weapons, and conspiracies,” wrote IndieReader in
their 4.8-star review.
“Stylishly written,” wrote Joe Kilgore – The US Review of Books.
“This is an engaging read that pushes the envelope of the thriller
genre. Author Lujan has chosen to steep her tale in an intensely
introspective tone. Burrowing deeply within the psyche and soul of her
protagonist, she paints a harrowing picture of how one individual musters up
the fortitude to go from victim to survivor to ruler of her own
fate—but not without the toll the harshest of life’s injuries
“The suspense in the book is irresistible,” wrote Pacific Book
Review in their Starred Review. “The author knows how to entice
readers by introducing subplots which increase one’s focus to finish
the book . . . ‘The Atropos Maker’ is a great read for those who
fancy thrillers, drama, conspiracy stories, military fiction and a great
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The Atropos Maker II: A New Order
Atropos, an American black-ops agency, is on the hunt for a missing boy named Charlie. He has been kidnapped, disappearing deep into a child trafficking ring. Norma, the director of Atropos, quickly learns that someone they know is tied to the terrorist that are in the center of this ghastly ring of missing, innocent children. So begins the hunt as Norma takes the lead of Atropos once again to trot the globe, from Iraqi Kurdistan to the mean streets of urban America to search harrowing tunnels and bunkers in order to find Charlie before it’s too late? In the end, who will pay the ultimate price in order to complete their mission, and will the cost be too much?
The Atropos Maker III: The Awakening
“Since I am an actress, I absolutely love to find books that I can see
visually in my mind… Step on this ride with me… The Atropos team is
exciting and fun and you are sure to enjoy the journey as much as I
– Mariel Hemingway, Oscar-nominated actress and author, and granddaughter
of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway
What is more terrifying than a covert mission to North Korea? Try raising a
Elina struggles with the countless rules in her life, especially when they
keep her from a mysterious new boy who arrives at her school.
What is Alexander Veurr to do?
As the leader of Atropos-one of the government’s most elite tactical
teams-Alexander assigns retired agent Xavier to guard his budding daughter.
With Xavier’s skills and agency resources, what could possibly go
A lot, it turns out. Elina goes missing and Alexander is exiled from the
agency. Two things become clear.
One- Someone in the agency is as crooked as a dog’s hind legs.
Two- Elina may be someone’s unwitting secret weapon.
The fate of Atropos is in the hands of a father and daughter in this epic
novel of parental fear and adolescent wonderment.
About the Author
N. J. Lujan was born in Washington, DC then raised in a small town of West
Virginia. Her first experience with journalism and writing complex,
thrilling stories was as a teenager when she was the R.O.T.C. (Reserved
Officers’ Training Corps) public affairs officer for her high school.
It was then she discovered her love for writing. After graduation she
entered the Army then later went on to enjoy a successful corporate career
while still fueling a passion for creating complex fictional stories. Today
she continues to use parts of her backdrop to vividly take you on a journey
that will leave you wanting for more.
N. J. Lujan, a accomplished ghostwriter, now lives in North Carolina and
splits her time between writing, work, family, and three very spirited pups.
To learn more, visit njlujanoffical.com.
North Carolina Simon hates her name. As a fourteen-year-old girl growing up
in the 1970s, she has a lot of challenges. People not only make fun of her name, but also scoff at her eccentric family. Dad’s a hoarder, Mom’s an unpredictable artist, and her older sister lives with an
autism diagnosis. After a humiliating middle school event shatters her
confidence as a singer, North determines to break free from the stigma
surrounding her family.
As she starts high school, North tells people to call her Carol. Armed with
a new name, she updates her appearance, befriends a popular boy in hopes of
joining his band, distances herself from her two longtime friends, and
avoids being seen with her adoring and dependent sister. Everything seems to
be going according to plan until her sister suddenly disappears. Carol is
forced to face reality. Should she continue to focus all her time and energy
on fitting in or should she surrender to God’s calling on her life?
Finding True North is a prequel to Sticks and Stones, but each can be read
as stand-alone novels.
About the Author
Dianne Beck has spent most of her career teaching students ranging from kindergarten through adult and currently works as a high school youth
director at her church. In each of these roles, she hopes to encourage students to be their own unique selves, to have confidence in who they are,
and to follow their passions. Dianne’s debut young adult novel Sticks and Stones, winner of multiple awards, was inspired by her years of teaching, where she saw how an understanding ear and relevant literature could make a significant impact on students’ lives. She hopes young people and adults can find faith and strength in her stories.
Suspense, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller, Horror
Published: June 28, 2022
Climate of Monster is a book of two incredible but unlikely heroes that
intertwine to fight legendary mythical monsters and new creations that are
rampant due to climate change. Our heroes include a young Italian master
swordsman, and a dangerous Swedish woman who is both a special forces expert
and medical doctor. Book 1: Friulian Son features incredible monsters that
are larger than life: from biker werewolves, sea monsters, anthropomorphic
squirrels, and a human hybrid cuttlefish (among many others).
Book Two Climate of Monsters: Breath of Fire is due out later in
About the Author
Mitchell Sanders is just another ordinary individual. As a scientist and
serial entrepreneur, in his spare time he enjoys reading and writing horror
books. His inspirations come from his lovely wife and best friend,
Elisabeth, and three children and three grandchildren, who encouraged him to
write and finish his first book. Mitch spent a good portion of his life
studying biomedical sciences and advanced wound care. He has a BA in biology
from Boston University with a minor in Latin language and literature, and an
MS in molecular biology and a PhD in biomedical sciences, both from
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Mitch did two postdocs at the
Whitehead Institute / MIT, a world-renowned nonprofit research institution
dedicated to improving human health through basic biomedical research. Mitch
is a worldwide expert in wound repair and regeneration. Mitch was formerly
founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of a diagnostic company for
sixteen years and is currently the chief scientifi
In this sweet Regency romance by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer
Monroe, a young woman fights for a second chance with a former captain who
is haunted by his past.
A Captain lost at sea
After a devastating shipwreck kills several of his crewmen, Captain Luke
Bannerman has sworn off all aspects of his former life—including Miss
Ruth Lockhart, the flaming-haired beauty he once loved. Now working for the
Bow Street Runners, Luke is sent to the small village of Chatsworth to
investigate a decades-old murder in-volving the headmistress of the very
school Ruth attends. Although he has a duty to fulfill, the old feelings he
has shut away resurface, mak-ing him reconsider what he has cast
Her love will bring him home
Miss Ruth Lockhart once dreamed of marrying Captain Bannermann and sailing
the high seas. But a heartbreaking letter brought that dream to a crashing
end. When the handsome Luke unexpectantly reappears, Ruth finds the strong
and gentle man gone, replaced by one who is broken and lost. Although her
heart yearns for a second chance, Ruth knows the cost of having her captain
returned to her may prove to be more than she can pay.
Only the truth will calm a storm of secrets…
Suspecting a second chance is on the horizon, Ruth aids Luke in the search
for the truth. But as the investigation unfolds, Ruth realizes her own
secrets may be the very thing that will keep them apart.
As for Luke, he must decide which man he wants to be—the brave
captain Ruth once knew or the Bow Street Runner who uncovers an unsettling
truth that could ruin their chance at happiness…
Sisterhood of Secrets Series
#1 Duke of Madness
#2 Baron of Rake Street
#3 Marquess of Magic
#4 Earl of Deception
#5 Knight of Destiny
#6 Captain of Second Chances
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Monroe writes Regency romances you
can’t resist. Her stories are filled with first loves and second
chances, dashing dukes, and strong heroines. Each turn of the page promises
an adventure in love and many late nights of reading.
With over twenty books published, her nine-part series, The Secrets of
Scarlett Hall, which tells the stories of the Lambert Children, remain a
favorite with her readers.
Second Collection of Short Stories Book 2 of The Soul Series
Fictional Humor Short Stories
Date Published: 01-25-2023
Publisher: Magic Zoe Publishing
One Soul’s Journey is an eclectic and extraordinary collection of short
The ingredients: imagination, a dash of real life, inspiration, and lots of
love. If you’ve read and loved her first collection, “For the
Soul,” this book will delight you.
Praise for The Soul Series
5.0 out of 5 stars
“Delightfully charming short stories”
“Excellent book. A must-read”
About the Author
Barbara Daniels Dena is an American best-selling author and influential
writer of her eclectic short stories in ‘The Soul Series.’
The author’s stories are almost a memoir and are a unique collection of
inspiring short stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many past
and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming
stories, and fictional tall tales and doggie tails delighting readers
worldwide. The books are available on Amazon Books, Kindle, and many fine
online book sites.
Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of
“Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of
family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love
of animals. She is willing to admit that her vivid imagination plays a role
in her stories. The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many
places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived
and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, and Georgia, but Ultimately,
comes home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.
She is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran
a Temp Agency, transitioned into her passion for floral design, and opened,
owned, and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the
“Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t
writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting and enjoys quilting,
knitting, and reading.
Her favorite book is “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her
first love will always be playing with her fur baby; a little Yorkie named
Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full
of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.
These words were uttered just after the creation of the planet that would
be called Flatrock, and from there, things only got worse.
All Milo wants is a life full to the brim with peace and quiet, though his
new work associate, Heidi, is a little more adventurous, wishing to see
everything the wide world has to offer. These unlikely friends see the
planet at its best and worst, from ancient wonders, to repulsive paperwork,
and everything in between, learning all the while just how astounding the
world can be.
The Highs & Lows Of Flatrock is a cosy comedy following Milo, Heidi,
and the people that surround them on this weird planet as they fumble
through the complete catastrophe of life and humanity left in God’s
Welcome, everyone, to Flatrock!
About the Author
Luke Harrower is a new author from the UK who enjoys comedy and fantasy
writing, ranging from light-hearted sitcoms to dark and twisted horror. Luke
has spent much of his adult life writing, watching, and performing comedy in
some form. After finding out he had a speech impediment called “Being
Scottish,” he decided to focus on the written word rather than
In this Regency romance by USA Today bestselling author BREE WOLF, a young
miss succeeds in escaping an unwanted marriage, only to end up finding
A kidnapped young miss.
A protective Scotsman.
And a cabin in the woods in the deep of winter.
England 1804: SARAH MORTENSEN, daughter to BARON HARTMORE, is
desperate…desperate to escape yet another horrible match her parents
arranged for her. Once, she saw it as her duty to save her family from ruin,
to sacrifice herself in order to repay her father’s gambling
But enough is enough.
Determined to escape her latest fiancé, Sarah places her trust in
the Dowager Countess of Whickerton, known far and wide as Grandma Edie.
After all, no one is as shrewd as the dowager countess…or as daring.
Her plan is outrageous. Her intentions, however, are pure.
And so, Sarah agrees…to a feigned kidnapping…hoping to win
KEIR MACKINNEAR, second son to the chief of CLAN MACKINNEAR in the Scottish
Highlands, questions his own sanity when he finds himself kidnapping a shy,
wide-eyed English lass from her London home in the middle of the night. He
ought never have gone along with the Dowager Countess of Whickerton’s
ludicrous plan! Yet here they are, hiding out in a cabin in the woods in the
middle of winter!
Only the two of them!
Not counting two horses, an old goat, a handful of chickens and a haughty
feline by the name of Loki.
What could go wrong?
After all, the dowager countess is not known to be wrong. Ever.
Yet what slips Keir’s mind is that Grandma Edie loves nothing more
than to play matchmaker. And while she is certainly determined to save Sarah
from her vile fiancé, she might just have an ulterior motive.
Why not hit two birds with one stone?
Some stories can be told in one book. Others cannot. This is one of those
About the Author
USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the LOVE’S SECOND CHANCE
SERIES. Bree Wolf has always been a language enthusiast (though not a
grammarian!) and is rarely found without a book in her hand or her fingers
glued to a keyboard. Trying to find her way, she has taught English as a
second language, traveled abroad and worked at a translation agency as well
as a law firm in Ireland. She also spent loooong years obtaining a BA in
English and Education and a MA in Specialized Translation while wishing she
could simply be a writer. Although there is nothing simple about being a
writer, her dreams have finally come true.
“A big thanks to my fairy godmother!“
Currently, Bree has found her new home in the historical romance genre,
writing Regency novels and novellas. Enjoying the mix of fact and fiction,
she occasionally feels like a puppet master, forcing her characters into
ever-new situations that will put their strength, their beliefs, their love
to the test, hoping that in the end they will triumph and get the
happily-ever-after we are all looking for.
If you’re an avid reader, sign up for Bree’s newsletter at http://www.breewolf.com
as she has the tendency to simply give books away. As a welcome gift, you
also receive the prequel to the bestselling ‘Love’s Second Chance Series:
Tales of Lords & Ladies’ for FREE. Find out about freebies, giveaways as
well as occasional advance reader copies and read before the book is even on
Shedding light unto the darkness overpowering the globe and all its
elements, the Seers face a losing battle against the Corrupts, who crave
nothing but wealth, world-domination and a bleak universe of despair under
their control. Kyle Wynn, who dives deep into the distorted life of a new
Seer, learns as much as he can from the last remaining Elders as well as
fellow-Seers, even if it means leaving behind everything he once believed
in. While embarking on a crucial mission to keep the Corrupts at bay, the
Seers try to strengthen their numbers before they come face-to-face with the
Corrupts. Fearing the massive inevitable coming battle may be their very
last, this immortal war threatens not only the pillars of Earth but
existence in its entirety. It’s a race against time across the globe
as the Seers search of the last ancient remnants left behind by the Original
Seers, that is key to humanity’s survival, as they fend-off the
Corrupts lest they fall into the wrong hangs.
About the Author
James Hai is a new author who has written a number of fictional suspense
and scifi thrillers. With hopes of bringing them to life as he debut.
James has dabbled in the arts of various kind as a youngling; from drawing,
painting, writing lyrics and songs during grade school years to singing
horribly and loudly to the tunes of many oldies – like Whitney
Houston, Elvis, Madonna, Roxette, Bette Midler, Cindy Lauper, Tina Turner
and even earlier songs like Patsy Cline and Ben E. King, only because the
songs had meaning in the words. And thus began James’ passion with
words . . . writing.
Before he could even write his first piece of lyrics or stories, he had
made up short stories and orally told them to family and friends through out
the years. It was in telling these stories that he saw how alluring and
intrigued people got when they listened to or heard a GOOD story. The better
the story was the more intent they focused and the longer they gave
attention to it.
Through the years working in the corporate world in recruiting, sales and
business in general, he had learned how important story telling was. Key to
his success in all those fields was his ability to tell a good story (of the
company, of the people, of the product, and of the services he worked for)
that allured and intrigued the customers enough to give it an ear to learn
That gift has always been a part of him, from his earlier years as his
family fled as refugees with the eventual opportunity to live an American
Dream. He continues to hone this skill, from his secondary school years
living away from home and being raised by the SVDs (Society of Divine Word),
a religious and dedicated organization of men & women who trained people
to be religious and spiritual in their own unique way, until his graduation
earning a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and finally moving back to secular
After orally telling short random stories for so long, family and friends
suggested he share those stories to a broader group, the general public. He
now concentrate on sharing newly created stories with the inspiration of
giving inspiration, shedding light in times of darkness, and giving hope
when it seems hopeless. As he would state: Life can be Good, if you know how
to appreciate it!
On the eve of what will be known as The Battle of the Bulge, the survivors
of Sinner’s Cross are scattered all over Europe. Halleck, the tough Texan
who drives men like cattle, finds himself surrounded in the snow-blanketed
forests of the Eifel Mountains riding herd on greenhorn soldiers; Breese,
the phony hero with a chip on his shoulder the size of Rushmore, embarks on
a bloody mission of redemption behind enemy lines; Cramm, the one-eyed,
one-armed German staff officer, tries to balance duty against his lust for
vengeance against those who crippled him. Three men separated by war will
once again converge… in The Very Dead of Winter.
Winner of the Literary Titan Gold Medal and the Pinnacle Book Achievement
Walking with the careful, foot-weary step of convalescents or the elderly, the two men started through the rubble-choked streets for the Regimental command post. King patted all of his pockets for gum, a process that took perhaps a minute and involved the shifting around of his sling, bandolier, and several pineapple grenades, but he came up empty. “Sometimes I wish I smoked,” he said ruefully.
“Dirty habit. Never cottoned to it myself. Besides, a man who don’t smoke can always do a little horse-tradin’ with his ration.”
“And here I was, just giving those Chesterfields away like a sucker.” King fell silent for perhaps a minute. Another buzz bomb scudded overhead; both men screwed up their faces at the hideous noise of its engine, but neither raised their gaze. It required too much energy. When the sound of it had faded, the lieutenant said, “What the fuck are we doing here, Top?”
“In Europe? Well, I dunno about you, but I got this funny letter from the President sayin’ that I had to report to the courthouse so they could swear me in as a soldier, and next thing I knew—”
“Funny guy. You always joke after a battle?”
“It beats bawlin’.”
“I’m not so sure.”
“You handled yourself pretty good back there.” Better than I did, goddamn it.
“I got us ambushed.”
“You were just along for the ride, Lieutenant. The teedee captain in the lead tank was the one to blame, if anybody is; and he’s dead, so there ain’t no sense blamin’ him. But hell, if you got the need, blame the Krauts; they’re the ones’t killed him.”
“You see things real clearly, don’t you?”
“You want to say ‘simply’ you just come on out and say it. But for the record, I don’t see as how complicatin’ things helps anybody. A man’s got a problem, he goes to a buddy, or a preacher, or maybe his barkeep; he don’t go to his grandma’s sewin’ circle. One question needs one answer.”
“Now that is simple.”
“Simple ain’t necessarily bad, and it sure as hell ain’t necessarily wrong. There ain’t no maybe on a light switch.”
About the Author
Miles Watson is the x15 award-winning author of the CAGE LIFE and SINNER’S
CROSS book series as well as the short story collection DEVIL’S YOU KNOW. A
veteran of both Hollywood and law enforcement, his first and last passion is
writing, and he intends to publish in every genre before he cashes in his