Darker Places by Shaun Allan

Darker Places CoverWhat if you could steal the final moments from the dying? What if you had the darkest secret, but couldn’t think what it might be? What if you entered the forest in the deep of the night. Who is the melting man? And are your neighbours really whom they appear to be?

So many questions.

To find the answers, you must enter a darker place. Thirteen stories. Thirteen poems. Thirteen more doorways.

Darker Places is the follow up to the acclaimed Dark Places and can be found on Amazon and Smashwords.

Sin by Shaun Allan

Sin CoverDead, dead, dead. Say it enough times and it becomes just another word.

What would you do? Could you kill a killer? Does the death of one appease the deaths of a hundred? What about that hundred against a thousand?

What if you had no choice?

Meet Sin. No, not that sort of sin, but Sin, crazy as a loon (you ask Sister Moon), and proud of it. Sin locks himself away in an asylum and, every so often, gets violent. That’s only so they’ll give him those nice drugs, though. The ones that help him forget.

It’s a pity they don’t work.

Sin, you see, has a serious problem. Well, it’s not so much his problem, as ours – yours, mine and everyone else’s. People die around Sin. He doesn’t like it and there’s nothing he can do about it. But someone else knows, and Sin has to stop them… and himself…

Flip and catch…

Find the ‘dark, disturbing and amazing’ #1 Psychological Horror Sin on Amazon and in audiobook form, narrated by Grammy nominated R.D. Watson on Audible or iTunes.

Read more from Shaun at his website, on Facebook or at his blog. Sin also has his own blog, his ‘Diary of a Madman‘.

A Dry Patch of Skin by Stephen Swartz

A Dry Patch of Skin Kindle Edition
A Dry Patch of Skin Kindle Edition

A DRY PATCH OF SKIN – The only medically accurate vampire story available today!

The truth about being a vampire: It is not cool, not sexy. It’s a painful, miserable existence.

Good reason to avoid that situation, thinks Stefan Székely. He’s too busy falling in love with TV reporter Penny Park, anyway. Until one day she notices a dry patch of skin on his face.

At first it’s annoying, nothing to worry about, some weird skin disease he can treat with lotions. However, as his affliction worsens, Stefan fears that his unsightly problem will ruin his relationship with Penny.

If only that was all Stefan has to worry about! He soon realizes there is a lot more at stake than his handsome face. To save himself, Stefan must go in search of a cure for the disease which is literally destroying him inch by inch. If only his parents had told him of his family’s legacy.

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Aiko by Stephen Swartz

Aiko (2015)
Aiko (2015)

AIKO (Paperback) (Kindle)

When the handwritten letter from Japan arrives, Benjamin cannot help but flash back five years. He was in Hawaii when he met Hanako, a Japanese stewardess. But Addy, Benjamin’s wife of three years, knows what the letter really means: a love child was born.

Now Benjamin must save a child he has never met, learn the truth behind Hanako’s death, and risk his marriage and his career to do the right thing. But venturing into the lonely woods of northern Ishikawa throws him into an ancient world of strict customs and tight-lipped villagers.

AIKO is a romance and a mystery, spun as a modern version of Madame Butterfly.

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Email Management using Gmail by Ceri Clark

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Readers’ Favorite Review:
Email Management using Gmail by Ceri Clark shows ways to automate one’s email organization, specifically aimed at users of Gmail. It helps one in doing more productive work, rather than fighting the monster of email overload. It begins with a general discussion on the use of Gmail, a quick start guide where the facilities available and how to set them up are demonstrated. Use of labels, filters, groups and related particularities are treated at length with an overview of housekeeping of mails in general. Operational tips and how to appropriately use these facilities are provided with an index for easy reference or retrieval.

Email Management using Gmail by Ceri Clark changed my ideas about Gmail. Though having been a Gmail user for many years, I learned many of the capabilities of this email service that would have made my life easier from this book. (I wish I had reviewed this book earlier!) Not only that, this book contains a lot of information, but also presented in a reader friendly manner. Use of bulleted lists, charts and figures, a summary at the end of each chapter, screen captures accompanying descriptions of procedures and a good index greatly enhances the value of this as a reference. This is a great help to all those who use Gmail. With helpful hints and recommended techniques for utilizing the available functions, this book can enable readers to get more from this email service with less effort!

Rating: 5.0 stars. Reviewed By Roy T. James for Readers’ Favorite

Are you drowning in too many emails? Are you spending too much time everyday sorting and dealing with your inbox?

Email Management using Gmail is a practical guide for sorting your emails and getting things done.

Whether you are using Gmail or another email account, the principles in this book will help your to check and organize your emails so that you can spend just 10 minutes a day dealing with them.

The steps-by-step instructions use the free email accounts from Google and cover labels, filters and the great spam protection that Gmail provides.

Whatever your priorities, the email management strategies in this guide will help you to save time. This guide is all about getting it done, sorted and out of the way.

Check out the preview or click cn the buy button to find out more.

Email Management usign Gmail is available to buy on Amazon at: http://cericlark.com/Amazon/EmailManagementGmaile

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World of Neveyah (Book 2): Forbidden Road

Forbidden Road cover 415 x 640 pxForbidden Road takes up Edwin’s story six years later. When four mages are sent into the shadowed lands claimed by the mad priest of the Bull God, who will return unscathed? Sorrow, peril, and magic await in the Valley of Mal Evol.

FORBIDDEN ROAD (AMAZON US) $2.99 KINDLE/$17.99 PAPERBACK

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Darkness Rising (Book 5: Broken) (Prism)

darkness rising 5Beneath the veneer, beneath the beauty, there is always the coldness of stone.’

Tragedy has torn apart Emelia and her companions, a terrible betrayal instigated by the Darkmaster, Vildor. A devastated Jem struggles to control the fearful power of the crystals, becoming distant from his closest friends. Hunor and Orla are tested by a secret from the past, a revelation that will change everything between them. In the Dead City, Emelia begins a search for her past, a journey that will plunge her deeper into the darkness of Vildor and his twisted schemes.
Desperate to seek aid in their battle against Vildor, the companions travel north to Belgo, capital of North Artoria. But everything is not what it seems in the palace, and danger lurks in every shadow, whether cast by friend or foe. Separated and alone, can Emelia, Jem and Hunor hope to prevail? Or will the evils of the present and the past overcome them at last?

Darkness Rising 5 – Broken is the fifth in the epic fantasy series that reviewers are calling ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.

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Darkness Rising (Book 4 – Loss) (Prism)

darkness rising 4Bravery is measured in moments.

In the lands of Nurolia the evils of the past are returning to torment the present. Emelia and her companions traverse the arid desert of Pyrios seeking the red crystal. Its power resides in the grasp of the dreaded Red Emperor, who enslaves the warrior race of Incandians. Time slips away as Vildor, Lord of the Ghasts, begins his dreaded plan and as Emelia’s sanity starts to crumble.

Far to the north, in the hills of Artoria, Aldred Enfarson holds onto life by a thread. His friends flee towards the walled city of Keresh, a dark army on their heels. Yet when the opportunity to save Aldred’s life presents itself, they unleash a force every bit as terrible as Vildor. The Cabal, creators of the Prisms of Power, seek to return to the world—and Aldred may become the key.

The forces of darkness are rising—and tragedy awaits even the most heroic.

Darkness Rising- Loss is the fourth book in the original epic fantasy series that reviewers are describing as ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.

About the series…

“Totally gripping… I was completely absorbed and loved reading every minute of it.”
“Each page is a new rush of tension, mystery, and adrenaline.”
“Richly imagined, well written and thoroughly absorbing.”

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Darkness Rising (Book 3: Secrets) (Prism)

darkness rising 3“Embrace the darkness, welcome the fury, savour the anger…”

After their escape from Goldoria, Emelia and her companions begin their journey into the swamps of Ssinthor. A land ravaged by ancient sorcery, it is a place of secrets and danger. Deep in the mists an insane lizardman sorcerer wields the green crystal to devastating effect. As darkness threatens to tear them apart they must somehow challenge the awesome power working against them.

Far to the west Aldred and his new comrades travel to Artoria on a mission to save his cursed father. A chance encounter with a seer throws them into an impetuous diversion deep into the Emerald Mountains, where a terrible foe awaits.

Hidden in the secret recesses of a ruined fort a crystal of blackest sorcery awaits its former master, Vildor, Lord of the Ghasts. And the time has come for him to reclaim its power.

Darkness Rising- Secrets is the third book in the original epic fantasy series that reviewers are describing as ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.

About the series…

“Ross M. Kitson has built a complex and convincing world here. Frankly, I wouldn’t recommend just picking up just the first book, or even the first two books. Get all three, because you’ll be chain-reading them.” D Brzeski (British Fantasy Society)

“Totally gripping… I was completely absorbed and loved reading every minute of it.” Amazon review

“Each page is a new rush of tension, mystery, and adrenaline.” Amazon review

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Darkness Rising (Book 1: Chained) (Prism)

darkness rising 1_Emelia dreams of escape from her life of servitude. She dreams of magical powers; she dreams of dark things. When tragedy awakens the sorcery within her she embarks upon an epic journey in the company of two charming thieves.

In the Dead City an ancient evil awakens. The Lord of the Ghasts covets a magical Prism, the clues to which lie with Emelia. And when he begins to share her dreams, surely it is only a matter of time until she succumbs to his power?

Darkness Rising Book One – Chained is the first book in an exciting new epic fantasy series combining traditional heroic fantasy plotlines with modern dialogue and thrilling characters. Book One is the first half of Prism Volume 1, previously available as a single volume and now presented in two books with additional material and sample bonus chapters.

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The Dream Land 3 – Diaspora

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They’ve changed history, but not even an Interdimensional Voyager can stop a comet!

Set-d’Elous (a.k.a. Sebastian Talbot) lies paralyzed, tormented by the evil Empress—his wife. Meanwhile, the other Voyagers were blown far and wide by the terrorists’ bomb. Tammy and Chuck awaken on Earth, unable to explain where they’ve been. Chucker, lost in the jungle, discovers his assassination team shot the wrong man.

Chucker must track down his mentor Set-d’Elous and free him from captivity, then search for his parents. Back on Ghoupallesz, a violent new cult has arisen, warning of destruction, led by the disfigured Michael, former IRS Service Center playboy.

Legend tells of a cleansing comet. Fortunately, Jinetta-d’Elous (a.k.a. Gina Parton, Interdimensional Voyager) comes forward to drive industry ahead from airships to interstellar spacecraft. But will they make it in time? Or will petty differences and ancient grievances get in the way for survival of the few lucky ones?

THE DREAM LAND Trilogy concludes with an epic crash of parallel timelines and a comet that will test even the hardiest of Interdimensional Voyagers!

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The Dream Land 2 – Dreams of Futures Past

Swartz_TheDreamLand-2_FrontCvr_200dpi_3inThe Dream Land 2 – Dreams of Futures Past

So you’ve conquered a new world…. Now to change their history!

Sebastian Talbot (a.k.a. Set-d’Elous, legendary warrior) has exiled himself to a desolate island, content to laze away the days writing his memoir. Until the emissary from Queen Tammy arrives with a mission he cannot refuse. Tammy, the IRS clerk he took to Ghoupallesz, wants him to go fetch her son who she left on Earth.

That mission raises questions for Sebastian: If he can go back and forth through these interdimensional doorways and arrive in a different time period, perhaps he can prevent the big war he fought through, the war that destroyed his family as well as millions of others. Then, while on patrol duty in his “next” life, he comes upon a young poetess he knows will become the rebel leader who helps overthrow the monarchy and initiates the wars. What would you do?

THE DREAM LAND Trilogy continues in Book II with parallel timelines, world domination and global destruction, and as always the crazy minutiæ of heroic minds daring to play God without a rule book.

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Charm City Chronicles [Book 4]: On Gabriel’s Wings by Kathleen Barker

On Gabriel's Wings ebook coverON GABRIEL’S WINGS

In the fourth and final installment of “The Charm City Chronicles” saga, Kate finds herself married at 17, and her teen and adult worlds collide. While husband Michael is away at college, her beloved grandmother’s health goes into serious decline and Kate’s graduation is imperiled. These struggles soon become the least of her worries as Michael’s brother, Gabe, just can’t give up the hope of rekindling his romance with her until he sustains life-threatening injuries. “On Gabriel’s Wings” is a roller-coaster ride of young adult love and conflict that will keep you reading until the very last page.

Charm City Chronicles [Book 3]: The Hurting Year by Kathleen Barker

The Hurting Year ebook coverTHE HURTING YEAR

“The Hurting Year”, the third installment of the Charm City Chronicles series, continues the story of sixteen-year-old Kate Fitzgerald in 1960’s Baltimore, Maryland.

Having an older boyfriend does have its perks – until he leaves to go to college. Kate’s troubles quickly multiply when her beloved Nana falls ill, and her best friend, Anita, faces personal disaster. When things seem like they couldn’t possibly get worse, Kate pays an impromptu visit to boyfriend Michael’s dorm, and her life spirals out of control. What happens in the aftermath sets events into motion that will change her life forever.

Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square by Lisa Zhang Wharton

Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square Lisa Zhang WhartonLAST KISS IN TIANANMEN SQUARE

BY Lisa Zhang Wharton

“Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square” is a novel based on the 1989 Tiananmen Square Pro-democracy movement. The novel follows a young woman, Baiyun, a junior in college, trying to reconcile her upbringing while in the midst of the rising political movement in Beijing, China.

Baiyun grew up in a strange and cold household. In order to cope with her dysfunctional family, Baiyun worked as hard as she could, eventually getting herself in the prestigious Beijing University.

Baiyun joined the Pro-democracy movement to vent her frustrations. While protesting, she met the man of her dreams, Dagong, a handsome and charismatic factory technician who was orphaned at birth and lost his only relative during the Cultural Revolution. But even Dagong couldn’t fully take Baiyun away: his face reminded her of one of her mother’s lovers, both attracting her and drawing her back.

“Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square” is a coming-of age story set against the historic and devastating era in Chinese history. With the cultural significance and family bonds of “The Kite Runner”, this book explores the way in which one’s past is never forgotten.

A Beautiful Chill by Stephen Swartz

A BEAUTIFUL CHILL

BY Stephen Swartz

Opposites may attract…but can they stay together?

Íris is a refugee from an abusive youth in Iceland, further abused on the streets of Toronto – until she sees Art as an escape. With a scholarship, she drifts from depression to nightmare to Wiccan rituals to the next exhibit. There’s a lot she must forget to succeed in a life she refuses to take responsibility for.

Eric is settling in at Fairmont College, starting a new life after betrayal and heartbreak. Divorced and hitting forty, he has a lot to prove – to his father, his colleagues, and mostly to himself. The last thing he needs is a distraction – and there’s nothing more distracting than Iris.

A Beautiful Chill is a contemporary novel set in the duplicitous world of academic rules and artistic license.

[These two characters appear again in Stephen Swartz’s contemporary novel A Girl Called Wolf.]

The Other way is Essex

The Other Way is EssexTo benefit Farleigh Hospice is THE OTHER WAY IS ESSEX, an anthology was written, featuring short-stories written by Writebulb, a collective of authors, featuring work by Myrddin Authors, Carlie M.A. Cullen and Maria V.A. Johnson. This book is General fiction and is geared for adults.

From the well-known commercial centre of Clacton Pier to the hidden treasures of Highwood; see Essex as you have never seen it before. What does Bloody Mary think of her time in Essex? Dream with a woman as she tries to recapture true love with her childhood sweetheart. Remember with us, times spent in Essex; and follow us into the realms of historical fiction, as we try to imagine what could really have happened all those years ago. Even follow an Essex girl to Lancaster. What does she really think of the North/South divide?

 

From the Romans to modern times, from fact to fiction, from prose to poetry, The Other Way is Essex has something for everyone.

Creepy Tales for Boyz & Ghouls

creepy tales for boyz n ghoulsAlso for children is the anthology Creepy Tales for Boyz & Ghouls, an anthology featuring short-stories written by Writebulb, a collective of authors in Essex, featuring work by Myrddin Authors, Carlie M.A. Cullen and Maria V.A. Johnson.

What would you do if you found monsters in your mum’s underwear? How would you stop a bunch of mischief-loving goblins? If there was a ghost in your house, what would you do?

With fifteen creepy tales and poems this book is full of spine-tingling thrills, frights and fun.

Do you dare to look inside?

For children aged 6-11 years.

Girls Can’t Be Knights by Lee French

Girls can't be Knights_Portland has a ghost problem.

Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes “hope” and “trust”.

Everything changes when Justin rides his magical horse into her path and takes her under his wing. Like the rest of the elite men who serve as Spirit Knights, he hunts restless ghosts that devour the living.

When an evil spirit threatens Claire’s life, she’ll need Justin’s help to survive. And how could she bear the Knights’ mark on her soul? Everybody knows Girls Can’t Be Knights.