Dream Trail

Eric Travers never imagined taking a three-week hiking trip through the wilderness. At twenty-seven, and several months after an unexpected breakup with his girlfriend, he was comfortably cocooned in his desk job at the Crandall Insurance Agency in Binghamton, NY, biding his time, yearning for spring and waiting for his life to blossom once again.

Then the weird dreams started. Images of lush, tree-covered mountains, ghostly apparitions and shamrocks inscribed with a puzzling symbol began to invade his sleep. He encountered a mysterious trio of fellow hikers and heard a vaguely familiar song from the 1970s playing in the background while walking in long, lazy circles above the treetops. He was driving himself crazy trying to decipher his nighttime visions yet felt drawn to a trail he knew nothing about, though all the while wondering if he was simply going mad.

So, he decided that the only way to solve this mystery was to temporarily leave his job, sling on a backpack and literally follow the trail to wherever it might lead. But after meeting others along the way who shared many aspects of his unusual story, the mystery only deepened as each footstep drew them closer to their destination and to a shadowy figure that suddenly haunted their latest round of dreams while on the trail.

Though he can’t claim to be even a novice backpacker, Thomas J. Prestopnik was easily inspired by others who are and wrote this backpacking novel with a dash of mystery to fulfill his true passion, telling a story. He is also the author of several other novels including “Nicholas Raven and the Wizards’ Web”, a Tolkien-inspired epic fantasy in three volumes.


Meet Thomas J. Prestopnik

 

Flight Of The Hawk: The River (Bargain Read)

INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR W. MICHAEL GEAR TURNS HIS MASTER’S HAND TO THE FRONTIER WEST.

1812 Missouri Fur Trade – An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned and hounded John Tylor signs on as boatman with Manuel Lisa’s expedition. But the river is now contested as the British, Spanish, and other fur companies prepare to break Lisa’s hold. As the expedition battles its way up the violent river, Fenway McKeever lurks in Tylor’s shadow. Not only is the half-mad McKeever paid to kill Tylor, but he’s convinced himself that by destroying Lisa’s expedition, he can sell his services to the highest bidder.

“No one reads a Gear novel without being transformed in beautiful ways.” – Richard S. Wheeler

The Munich Girl (Bargain Read)

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. 
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany..

“The New Emerald Agenda” A Dystopian Memoir of MAGA’s Last Stand

Political satire meets graveyard love in a dystopian future where obsessive Anti – Racist bureaucracy — not love — now conquers all. This tale is set in rural north Florida. Septuagenarian narrator Adam goes ga – ga for magically mysterious ingenue Liz, currently a fast – rising star in this haplessly incompetent but oh so politically correct local Uberstate. Our complicated heroine wittily melts hearts on her determined climb to the top. There’s the further rumor that the charming Latinx succubus may actually be the ghostly reincarnation of an ancient Aztec Demon goddess, returned to exact vengeance on her tribe’s historic oppressors. While the Pentagon plots to A – bomb a panhandle swamp overrun by pesky redneck rebels, Liz irresistibly falls for their leader, Cary, a handsome, albeit alcoholic billionaire. Let the whole world go up in a mushroom cloud, obsessed Adam is so crazy in love with her he first plans to kill them both — an old man can dream, can’t he?

Meet VS Cawthon

Three For The Clouds

Captain Masters is on the move, September 1942, in the Pacific deep in enemy territory. These were desperate times needing desperate measures. Men were cast in the throes of battle against a very well trained and formidable opponent, hoping to come out alive. After an arduous bombing raid that dealt heavy losses, Masters and his two other pilots were on their way home. They found they had no place to go: their carrier was sunk. Thinking quickly, Captain Masters devises a plan to make a 1500 mile trek through enemy territory to Australia.

Meet Robert Marquiss

I have been a rock drummer, rifle instructor, civil air rescuer, US Navy sailor, fine art painter, movie producer-director-editor-actor, animator and script writer. I’ve even been a starship captain (in movies). Now that I’m officially retired, I have more time to pursue my creative endeavors. Why read my books? I write upbeat adventures with unique ideas, twists, humor and a touch of romance. While I’m just getting started you can check out my reviews on Amazon or the book pages in this site. Or read the sample pages on Amazon to decide for yourself. Digital copies are a great value at $4.95 or less. Paperbacks are available if you prefer books you can hold. My current most successful book, ‘The Kingdoms of Magic Book 1: The King Is Dying And War Threatens. . . . ‘, is available FREE at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and http://www.robertmarquiss.work/freebook.htm I’m currently working on several books and paintings. Email me at [email protected] to request my latest updates.

Below the Wall

In a male-dominated world, a few friends try to escape, to find a safe place. A place where your body is yours, a place based on principals. A place where men and women are seen as equals. While most people on earth are suffering, their little community seems to be thriving. Everyone lives together in peace, or so they thought.

Meet L. Bird

Dark Age Demons

Dark Age Demons – A Historical Horror Thriller. Britain, 540 AD. Britons, Saxons, Jutes and Angles war with each other for land. They have no idea they are all just meat to the monsters that dwell in the abandoned Roman city of Londinium. The monster’s leader, a former Roman soldier turned demon, sends his creatures across the land to forage for food and increase their numbers. When one of these creatures destroys their village, two brave Saxon sisters and their stubborn but determined brother form an unlikely team-up with a Briton bandit who has knowledge of the islands darkness. Saxon newcomers from the old country and a Briton-born slave, raised and abused by Saxons complete the fearless squad. Vampires, shapeshifters, and unnatural beasts chase and confront the heroes forcing them to turn their attention to the smoldering ruins of Londinium.

Meet Neil Kay

Neil Kay is a British teacher currently living in Yokohama, Japan. He has been interested in both history and creative writing for as long as he can remember. His favorite historical fiction novels are Shogun by James Clavell, Hawaii by James Michener, Hillary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy and The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson. Dark Age Demons is his first attempt at trying it for himself. Away from writing his interests include Indian food, Kirin beer and Crystal Palace FC.

The Funeral Critic

The Funeral Critic seeks to apply higher criticism to funerals and the funeral industry. For too long funerals have been dreary tearfests which increase rather than alleviate the sense of loss and sorrow on the part of survivors. For the first time a reviewer applies his talents to calling out the best and worse about funerals with the aim of making them genuinely healing, if not downright positive and enjoyable, events.

Meet Renald Iacovelli

Renald Iacovelli is the author of several works of offbeat fiction, most notably the politically incorrect THE POLITY OF BEASTS and NEW YORK STORIES.

Perfectly Reasonable: When Little White Lies Lose Their Innocence

When Little White Lies Lose Their Innocence… When an overworked and over-opinionated Irish mother gets some time off work, she decides to milk it. Cara thrives in a more frivolous routine and it’s not long before she forgets the break was only supposed to be temporary. Desperate to maintain her expensive lifestyle, she goes to jaw-dropping lengths to get what she wants. When her desires are not met, her secret scheming spirals out of control. It gets increasingly difficult to cover her tracks, as the little white lies turn a shade darker. Her devoted husband is left questioning his wife’s motives, but the more he discovers the less he understands. What starts off as a midlife crisis culminates in the realisation that if Cara doesn’t change her calculating ways, she’s in danger of losing everything she holds dear. The question is, will she come to her senses in time to claw back the part of her life that’s actually real? Find out just how far this neurotic Irish woman will go to convince herself and the world that her actions are ‘Perfectly Reasonable’.

Meet Rachel Rafferty

Rachel Rafferty looks for the extraordinary in the mundane. When she finds it, she writes about it. She lives in Dublin with her beautiful family. ‘Perfectly Reasonable’ is her debut novel.