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From RITA® Award Winning and Bestselling Author Inglath Cooper. . .
The very last thing on Grier McAllister’s Someday List is going back to Timbell Creek, Virginia, the town where she grew up. Timbell Creek holds too many bad memories for her, memories finally put to rest with a successful image consultant business in New York City and a hefty therapy bill. When an opportunity to choose a “Jane Austen Girl” for a visiting duke falls in her lap, the only catch that she must be from Grier’s hometown, Grier tells herself she’ll do what she needs to do and then leave it all behind for good.
But Grier doesn’t count on finding that her mother is no longer the person she used to be. She certainly doesn’t plan on falling for an old boyfriend’s really hot brother! And it isn’t long before she begins to realize Timbell Creek is not only a part of who she was, but might be a part of who she is as well.
Amazon Readers on Good Guys Love Dogs:
A “curl up and enjoy” book.
“You won’t be able to put it down until the end!”
“Wonderful story with characters I can relate to and love!”
“A great book. Had me in tears at the end!”
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Samantha ‘Sam’ Sherman is a thirty something stay-at-home Mom without any problems. She loves her smart husband, her sweet daughter, and her career choice. One day, in the process of helping a friend, she is drawn into the investigation of two murders. Suddenly, her steady world begins to sway. Insecurities from years ago return, her husband is annoyed at her involvement in the case, and then there is the acerbic detective with dark curly hair and green eyes who seems to be everywhere. Sam is miserable and stressed out and well, slightly exhilarated. Imperfection can be a deadly draw.
“The Happy Housewife” is a suburban murder mystery with an unexplained explosion, a bloody fire poker, and a touch of romance. One ordinary woman is snatched from her seemingly ideal life and forced to confront a mistake from her past in order to solve two murders.
Genre(s): Fairy Tales
“Firebird: Adventure One is a literary equivalent of an old canvas being restored–a very good contemporary adaptation of an old folk tale. Recommended.”
– Oleg Medvedkov, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
In this modern adaptation of an Russian fairy-tale, ten-year-old Alex and his nine-year-old sister Katie embark on a search for a magical feather that can cure their aunt’s illness. To stay safe, they promise to follow the three rules their aunt gives them but forget these rules as soon as they enter the world of the Firebird. Many dangers await Alex and Katie as they strive to get back home.
Other books in this series:
The Lollipop: Adventure Two
Snowdrops: Adventure Three
Baba Yaga: Adventure Four (coming soon)
Amazon Critics Reviews:
“Julia Gousseva has done an excellent job here in writing a great story and one that I can recommend. This book serves as an excellent read but more so than that, as an introduction to a genre of literature that is satisfyingly refreshing. I am most definitely looking forward to reading more stories like this one.”
– Dennis Waller, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“The interaction of the children with the book opens the idea of taking part in
the story, which encourages us to get involved and make the connection to our
own life and choices; but it may also spurn on the talented reader to think
about writing stories themselves.”
– ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“Highly recommended for parents who are looking for a fun, exciting adventure to read to their children and grandchildren.”
– EbooksReloaded Reviews
“Firebird by Julia-Gousseva is an admirable undertaking, striving to update one of the most fascinating fairytales in literature, and make it accessible to young readers.”
– Uvi Poznansky, Amazon Reviewer
Genre(s): Mystery Thriller & Suspense
“Konkoly has crafted a well-paced thriller that sets his new series in motion, providing entertaining plot twists, nifty evasion techniques and a healthy dose of cynicism about government agencies…A promising start to a complex new black-ops thriller series” – Kirkus Reviews
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Book 1: Black FlaggedBook 2: Black Flagged ReduxBook 3: Black Flagged ApexBook 4: Black Flagged Vektor
Book One in the Black Flagged series:
A graduate of the Department of Defense’s experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he’s taken extreme measures to keep buried. A secret hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.
Someone is trying to raise the fallen program from the ashes and bring Daniel back with it. Someone who holds the key to Daniel’s darkest secrets…and has pulled his strings before.
In exchange for the promise of a clean slate, and a chance to keep the life he has built with the woman he loves, Daniel agrees to carry out one final mission: the seemingly uncomplicated assassination of a confirmed terrorist financier.
Daniel’s life is about to disintegrate, as he becomes the focus of a relentless federal manhunt, and the target of a ruthlessly vengeful CIA agent. To survive, he’ll be forced to release a dark side he’d fought for years to suppress. A dark side critical to his former puppet master’s intricate plan to revive the Black Flag program.
Black Flagged lays the foundation for a gritty, unapologetic series exploring the often unceremoniously brutal and serpentine link between covert operations and government agency politics.
“In an already crowded genre, with crowd-pleasers like Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Ben Coes, Lee Child, Ted Bell, and the great Clancy, how do you come up with an idea that is compelling and different? Well, Steven Konkoly figured out a way.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“This book is the complete embodiment of what a first rate action techno-thriller is. Steven includes enough details to keep a Tom Clancy fan happy…If I didn’t know better I could see Mr. Konkoly being a secret operative because his writing is that real and visceral. The follow up books are even better.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“While most secret agent stories want us to believe in the protagonist as a super patriot or psychopath, Konkoly’s Daniel Petrovich treads somewhere between the two. Whether he’s a sociopath or merely pragmatic, Petrovich is that guy readers of this genre want to be – well-trained, efficient, intelligent and violently effective. Unlike Bourne, Petrovich knows who he is and what he’s about. There is no moral hand-wringing here, just focused mission-driven action.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“As a writer, Konkoly has the confidence to give us a guy who we respect, but who clearly is a resident of the black ops swamp. Konkoly doesn’t try too hard to make the reader like Petrovich. He has faith that once we get to know Petrovich better, we’ll understand his demons and his motivations. And we do.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“You’re never quite certain exactly where this story is headed or how Petrovich will elude capture. However, it’s exciting to discover his many spy tricks and tactics. I like this Petrovich character. He’s got the smarts of Jack Bauer, the skills of Jack Reacher, and the past of a Jason Bourne!” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“Konkoly has created the beginnings of an epic franchise which has already delighted a justifiably large audience.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“Konkoly appears to have an inside track on all of his subject matter. An author cannot just make this stuff up out of the blue, without a sound working knowledge of the dirty downsides of covert ops.” Amazon Reviewer 2013
“The action scenes were just superb, probably some of the best-articulated close-quarters stuff I’ve seen…” Amazon Reviewer 2011
Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs
“The author eloquently shows the audience that there can be a life after suffering, and that the road to happiness is different for everyone.” – GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
Sacred Road is a deeply personal journey. The tale expressed is often tense, and yet the story is still surrounded in heartwarming and uplifting moments. Todd Preston is a master of crafting his all too real tale into something entertaining, suspenseful, and incredibly moving. The notion of spirituality versus religion is touched upon as one of the main themes, and opens doors for readers to take new things into perspective and really delve into their own thoughts of their personal senses of spirituality. Sacred Road can be heavy in this way, and so is best suited for adults or young adults who may be interested in this type of material.
Todd Preston’s Sacred Road shows the audience the darker side of a Mormon life, coupled with an honest perspective not often seen in such literature. Even beyond that, Sacred Road is a story about moving on and finding who we really are, and what we believe in. It is a story about survival and what it takes in order to break free and learn from a terrible situation. The author eloquently shows the audience that there can be a life after suffering, and that the road to happiness is different for everyone. Sacred Road is gripping non-fiction at its finest as the reader learns all about Todd Preston, his father, and so many more people who affected his life in both negative and positive ways. Intense in its honesty, this story is meant to be read and given time to process on an emotional level with the audience. Because Sacred Road is an autobiography, there is the opportunity to feel as though Todd Preston is speaking directly and frankly with the reader. It is not in a diary format, and almost reads like a conversation. Preston does not ramble though. He sticks to matter-of-fact moments and hopeful anecdotes all within the truth of his complicated and incredibly interesting tale. This is what makes Sacred Road so very worth the purchase in order to add this book to any reader’s library. – GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
Genre(s): Mystery Thriller & Suspense
Celia’s world begins to crumble when her younger sister, Amber, disappears without a trace. During her quest to find Amber, Celia learns that the eccentric and elusive Edgar Humphries might have had something to do with the abduction. With the police hot on his trail, Edgar desperately conducts his own search to determine if his other personality, a female named Shelly, has kidnapped Amber. That is when Celia decides to follow Edgar around to figure out what his other personality has done. But Celia’s life is further complicated when the mysterious and strikingly handsome Mark Greenbaum, upon whom Celia has a secret crush, appears out of nowhere and offers to help Celia locate her lost sister. Celia eventually comes face to face with the twisted culprit at an isolated location where no one can hear her scream. Embroiled in the battle of her life, Celia’s only hope is that someone will find her and save her before it is too late.
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
She must learn to control her element. He must learn to control his desire.
A paranormal romance unlike any other…
Tally Chambers is content with her quiet, undemanding life. She works as a tarot reader during the day and plays open mics at night. Her simple utopia is shattered when the attractive Roland Stokes sits at her table. She is elated at his sudden interest in her, but soon discovers his true motivation.
Roland reveals that she is the Air Singer, one of four people in this generation who can control the elements. He is her paladin, sent to protect her from those who would cause her harm.
Tally is quickly thrown into a battle between two ancient societies. The Cadence want to protect her. The Spina want to kill her. All over a power she never asked for.
Genre(s): Mystery Thriller & Suspense
70-something Oreny “Big” Johnson has a problem. Actually, he has two. Or maybe three. The first is that he’ll be dead from cancer, less than a year, which doesn’t particularly concern him: “Things I’ve been through, dying is just one more page in a long bad book.” But spending his last living days, taking his last living breath, behind steel bars does. That’s the second problem: Inmate #78903 in the notorious level-four Washington State prison known as Horseneck Bay.
Then there’s the money. Two million dollars of stolen military payroll, supposedly buried in some remote and mysterious south-Texas mountain range called Los Despoblados, or The Uninhabited, which sounds to Oreny like one of those places his Mama Maybell always told him to avoid. But he’ll worry about that later. He has to get there first. Problem number three.
That’s when he brings those two smoldering dynamite sticks he’s attached himself to–his Luke-boy and Jaime–on board to help his tired old body break out of Horseneck and go dig up that money and then hightail it across the border into Mexico. And when they do break out, and Luke decides to bring his girlfriend Lauren along, and her enraged ex comes after them, and then the manhunt starts multiplying faster around them than those cancer cells inside him, Oreny still thinks he can control them. The problems, that is. At least, until Cade arrives.
Cade, the prison investigator Oreny knows is dangerous and unpredictable as a six-foot-two wolverine on eight gallons of adrenalin gone bad. And who won’t stop until he catches them and does to them what Cade does best.
Cade, Oreny knows better than anything else, is their biggest problem of all.
“No Country for Old Men meets Silence of the Lambs in the Tex-Mex badlands.”
“Simultaneously brutal, bloody and beatific, this is crime fiction done right. A relentlessly paced, unpredictable page-turner powered by well-developed characters.” Kirkus Reviews
Desolation Run has been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction.
In Germany No. 1 for weeks in the categories Personality, Psychology & Help, Personality Psychology.
What readers have to say: authentic, interesting, entertaining, humorous, never pedantic, food for thought, stimulates you into action, has the required depth, professionally sound, recommendable, fun to read! Other opinions: no great work of literature, expected more, unscientific, weird, readable but could be developed further. As you know, different people have different views and opinions. Form your own!
This book lets you take a humorous look at yourself in the mirror and gives you a better idea of your habits and behavioral patterns. Which habits reduce your quality of life and how can you get rid of them? For example, would you like to exercise regularly, lose weight or stop smoking but your brain continuously finds reasons not to get out of bed in the mornings, or to just have that one tiny piece of chocolate as an exception, or to postpone your non-smoking career to a later date? At forty at the latest, not only are we responsible for our weight, but also for our face and our posture. Habits embed themselves in our thoughts, relationships, facial expressions and even our body shape.
The first steps to get out of those ruts:
Step 1: Stocktaking at the “Creatures of Habit” Zoo.
Step 2: Analysis of habits and behavioral patterns.
Step 3: How do we replace negative habits with positive ones?
1. Our brain is often brilliant at finding justifications in order to keep as much as possible stuck in its usual rut.
2. We shouldn’t try to defeat our inner demon. We should win it over to our side!
3. We need to escape from our “habit traps”, from naivety, incompetence, ignorance, inconsequence and harmful identifications with other people or things.
Look forward to a pleasurable and worthwhile read!
The contents are the results of personal experience and 25 years’ of work in behavioral and communication skills training with thousands of students. This book is based on articles published by the author in his blog: www.hirnschrittmacher.eu