Children of War: an anthology to support the children of Ukraine

When Russia invaded Ukraine, fourteen authors came together to make a difference and raise awareness about the experiences of children trapped in war. This multi-genre anthology is the result. All proceeds of this book are being donated to Voices of Children Foundation in Ukraine, an aid organization that supports the psychological healing of children suffering war-related PTSD.

Meet Astrid V.J.

Astrid V.J. is a South African fantasy author who writes transformation fiction: exploring our human capacity to transform our lives and achieve success in the face of adversity. Elena Shelest is an author of historical and contemporary fantasy with a message of hope and guaranteed happy endings. The name is Katz. Daan Katz. Looking for breathtaking stories packed with trauma and suffering? Look no further. Daan’s got you covered! C Phillip writes action-packed historical fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy books with a generous helping of romance, suspense and strong female leads. I. Vélez is a Puerto Rican author of steamy paranormal and fantasy romances. Light and darkness are always clashing in her works to show you nothing is as it seems. Susan Stradiotto writes fantasy for New Adult and later Young Adult audiences, with storylines enjoyable for adults too. Themes focus mostly on relationships of all kinds, family situations, coming of age, and finding oneself or one’s destiny. Darrah Steffen is a young adult fantasy author with stories of good triumphing over evil and characters you can’t help but love. MJ Krause-Chivers is a Christian historical fiction author who also writes Christian non-fiction penned as Miranda J. Chivers. Her themes include mental health, coming of age and difficult relationships. Joan T. Seko is a Japanese-American historical fiction author. Her stories are a collection of Victorian historical romance, feudal Japan, the Holocaust, American history, etc. Nandita Pant Joshi writes stories and poetry about things close to her heart – strong female characters, the will to keep fighting and a message of hope even amidst the most adverse circumstances. C. Borden is a Christian Fiction and Fantasy Author from the US whose works illuminate the facets of faith and of human nature: the good, the evil, and everything in between. Whenever historical drama fiction author Lauren Lee Merewether visits a place seemingly untouched by time, an emotionally intense family saga is born soon after. J.C. Seal writes a unique blend of fantasy, mythology, paranormal and romance in a way that makes you believe this could all be true.

Her Family’s Secrets: “…a smooth and compelling read women will find thoroughly engrossing…an absorbing story of family connections…” Review by Diane … Senior Reviewer Midwest Book Review

Andrea Birch Rossi inherits an old family homestead in a seaside town on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Like her marriage, the two-hundred-year-old house is falling apart. When Andrea learns of her husband’s most recent betrayal, she leaves him and Boston and faces the challenge of giving the old house, once occupied by her ancestors, a new life. She hires a contractor, and they immerse themselves in restoring the home. As she searches the attic and barn, Andrea discovers a treasure trove of artifacts and photographs belonging to past generations of the Birch family. She researches them to learn how she is related, becoming obsessed with the diaries of her great-great-great-grandmother, Abigale Birch. Abigale writes of her father’s lust for another woman, a brother who betrayed her from the grave, and the failings of her own son. Although disturbed when she reads her grandmother’s accounting of her revenge on a husband who manipulated and deceived her, the revelation of a stinging truth leaves Andrea considering the same action. At a crossroads in her own life, Andrea must decide if she follows the path of vengeful, bitter Abigale, or has the courage to forge one of her own.

Meet Joanne Parsons

Hello Readers, Thanks for visiting. I hope you have read or are considering reading Predator in the House, my third novel. I wrote my first book, Kitchen Canary, a Irish historical fiction novel, in 2017, after being widowed and retiring in a span of eighteen months. I followed Kitchen Canary one year later, publishing Through the Open Door. Writing proved cathartic for me as I transitioned from a married, career woman to life on my own. I discovered my talent for writing fiction after I joined a writers’ group while spending a winter in Florida. When I returned home to Massachusetts, I stayed in touch with one of the members and we formed an alliance, helping edit each other’s work. It took three years to write Predator in the House. I was part of a group of four authors, living in different parts of the country, who virtually read, ripped, and provided valuable input into each other’s work. The members of this group taught me to dig deep, think critically, and not stop until the work was as near perfection as I knew how to get it. I highly recommend such a group to anyone considering writing a book, poetry, and short stories. Although writing is a solitary endeavor, selling books is not. The experience of meeting people at book fairs and festivals, speaking at libraries, and attending book club meetings has been a lot of fun. Readers love to hear about my individual writing process, which includes extensive research and note taking. Unfortunately, I can be a bit scattered and often write notes on the back of old envelopes or store receipts. It’s very time consuming trying to sort through scraps of paper all the time, so I have now disciplined myself to use a notebook. Because my first two books were based on Irish immigrants, I’ve heard many amazing stories about readers’ ancestors. Predator in the House, my current book, is different than my two historical fiction novels. It’s fulfilling a commitment I made to myself years ago, when, through my work in healthcare, I learned of the scourge of child sex trafficking. At that time I vowed to help in some way. I didn’t write a grim book about an abused, trafficked child because I felt it would be too hard for most people to read. Instead I created a story of a dysfunctional married couple who are bonded only by their determination to kill sex offenders. Predator in the House has many laugh out loud moments as it follows the antics of Karl and Shirley Shea. It is through their experiences the reader learns the signs of child sex trafficking. Predator in the House is also a suspenseful crime mystery, keeping the reader guessing until the very end. I recently married a man willing to blue sky book ideas with me and suffer through many drafts. He’s pretty nice otherwise, as well. We have a bevy of adult children and grandchildren and live on Cape Cod. Our house is on a pond where our families are creating wonderful summer memories. Thanks for stopping by. Please review Predator in the House on Amazon and recommend to parents, teachers, and others. Best Regards, Joanne Parsons

Resistance book 1 Liberty

Bravery, courage, fear, treachery and love in a time of war.

A chance meeting draws Sabine Faure into the shadowy world of the French Resistance. Whilst acting as courier she meets four youths of her own age who wish to also join the Resistance. She is drawn to one in particular, Hérisson, who becomes her lover. Family loyalties are stretched to the limits as Sabine’s family try to navigate safely through the occupation.

Set in Dordogne in South-west France during World War II, the friends’ relationships and strengths are tested to the limits as life changes in horrific ways, The friends find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

Vivid and powerful in its illumination of a time and place filled with atrocities but also humanity and extraordinary bravery, Eilidh McGinness’s novel will evoke readers to ask – what would I have done?

The novel is the first part of a trilogy set in south-west France during WW2, and is essentially a family saga.

Meet Eilidh McGinness

Eilidh was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland. She studied law at Aberdeen University and practiced as a lawyer for 12 years, latterly specializing in criminal defense before moving to South West France where she now lives.

Your Sun Will Rise Again: Poems of Hope and Survival

Do you want more zest in your life? Are you in need of some edifying words to ease your anxiety, depression and confusion? Do you need a glimpse, an inspiration, or an orientation on your path? If so, Your Sun Will Rise Again is for you, for this collection of poems will help you see life from a brighter perspective and empower you. So, get your copy of the book and let hope and courage accompany you on your life’s journey: “Like the Phoenix, reclaim your fate Rise gloriously from the ashes of despair Shine brightly, live, thrive, and be free.” Reader Views Silver Award Winner for Poetry, Reader Views Global Award Winner, 2021-2022

Meet Joseph Jean Baptiste Jolicoeur

Joseph Jean Baptiste Jolicoeur has worked as a teacher for many years. He loves reading and writing. He is also very passionate about self-development and finding new ways to uplift humanity and make this world a better place.

The Case of the Christmas Angel

Lights. Camera. Crime! 1932. When Uncle Sal signs a contract with a London film studio, the last he expects is for his small part to land him the leading role in a detective story that wasn’t in the script.

Meet Carmen Radtke

Carmen Radtke has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side. She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents. Her first mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner. Since then she has penned several more cozy mysteries, including the Jack and Frances series set in the 1930s. When she’s not writing about murder most foul, she is busy acting as resident cat servant or dreaming of travel.

Abundantly Clear: Secrets And Lies Disguised As A Perfect Couple (Midlife Secrets Series)

On the surface, Beatrice has it all… Three angelic children, her ideal job, the house of her dreams and an even dreamier husband. But when her boss insists her teaching skills are falling short of student expectations, Beatrice discovers her issues with communication extend to her personal life too. With that, she embarks on a journey of self-improvement, which has near catastrophic effects on her marriage. Hoping a change of scenery will be the cure for her troubles, she takes her work from the capital city of Dublin to the windy west coast of Ireland. Unfortunately, the Atlantic sea air seems to play tricks with her mind, as does a local fisherman who delights in charming her. And the more time she spends with him, the more her academic career and once-solid marriage begin to feel like a hazy memory. Can Beatrice re-establish her successful professional life and reconnect with her husband before her midlife crisis gets the best of her? And when tragedy strikes, can she hold it together and make her true feelings abundantly clear?

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. It is part of a series called ‘Midlife Secrets’. Each book is a stand alone read depicting the story of an Irish woman’s turbulent, yet often humorous journey through the midlife years. ‘Abundantly Clear’ is her latest release.

Escaping This World: Departing The Shores of Their Fathers (Escaping This World: A Modern Crime Thriller Book 1)

Instead of going home directly after a tough week at work, Giles Greenwood and his brother Michael arrive at their favourite pub with their friends Phillip and Francis. Unbeknownst to them, two crime gangs planned to meet at that location to conclude an illicit transaction involving international terrorism plans. Phillip is fatally shot during a brawl that accidentally consumes all the gathered groups. The two criminal gangs quickly disperse, leaving Giles wrongfully implicated in Phillip’s murder. The three agree they must pursue the man who killed Phillip and bring him to justice to absolve Giles. Many elements of their pursuit are unforeseen. They use clandestine crime routes to head out to sea, where dangers quickly surround them. There is much at stake for Giles. He is torn to protect his fragile brother Michael, exonerate himself, and find the elusive happiness he yearns for. However, the quest seems to have a life of its own. The threesome feels they are not in control, and events sweep them further away into an uncertain world. The companions now learn the world’s hard truths and must rely upon each other only. They steer towards Brazil, deeper into a perilous criminal underworld of dark conspiracy which they are unprepared for. A broader international conflagration is about to begin due to their pursuit. A shadowy Illuminati-like organisation is revealed at the centre of all matters as Giles, Michael, and Francis have unknowingly become active players in a more expansive and dangerous struggle by the world’s dark forces.

Meet Mark Ashmore

Born in Canada, Mark now lives in London, UK. Mark is currently working on books four and five of the series. Mark lists his literary influences as: Joseph Conrad Thomas Hardy JRR Tolkien Stendhal John le Carré Upcoming Works: 1) The Duel: The Story of Sergei and Maria-Due July 2023 2) Vasily: Prequel to Escaping This World-The story of Vasily (Part 2)

THE MASTER KEY TO SUCCESS FOR WOMEN (Mastery of Abundant Living Books Book 2)

The original writing by Charles F. Hannel targeted the male gender, as in the early 1900s, most of the workforce was male. However, this is no longer the case in the United States and other countries worldwide. With so many women in the workforce and building businesses, “The Master Key to Success for Women” has been made more relevant to the female gender. Goldwell desires to help women toward self-empowerment so they can succeed in any field they choose, just as their counterparts have done for decades. The original writing has been updated to include the female gender, addressing their specific needs and concerns. For example, the original Master Key System addressed a man’s ability to build promising careers and businesses. The new master key to success system addresses a woman’s need to create healthy relationships, make their dreams become a reality, and upgrade their financial status. This system is also intended to be a supplemental tool to help women build a healthy relationship with themselves as a woman. The keys to success address women and how they can use the master key to build their lives and businesses. This unique writing aims to give women a better understanding of the master key system and how they can use it to upgrade their lives and businesses. Goldwell has included the complete contents of his book, “Get Rid of Fear in 3 Minutes.” Goldwell believes that before any Significant advances can be made in the Law of Abundance that one must shed any fears, they have to maintain a higher vibration that will attract their most fantastic wishes. Claim a copy right now to begin a new and exciting life of abundance.

Meet Bruce Goldwell

Bruce’s first book, Mastery of Abundant Living, is the work of the Law of Attraction. From the time Bruce first thought of writing the Mastery book to its being published was under four months. Not only does this book explain what the Law of Attraction is in easy terms for readers, but it also gives readers an easy step-by-step guide for daily use. The response from 100% of the book’s readers has been overwhelmingly positive. This is one book that Bruce is sure will transform people’s lives overnight. When one is ready to live their dreams and desires and manifest them at the speed of thought, this book will help one achieve it. People who think about small things get small things, and people who think about big things get big things. Since the Mastery of Abundant Living, Bruce has published five books of his six-book series titled Dragon Keepers, the first book in a new series titled Starfighters, and several children’s books. His goal, help create a better world. In memory of RUTH and FRANK THOMPSON

Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel

Susan is a Jane Austen Prequel (or Pride and Prejudice Variation) brilliantly capturing Austen’s own Lady Susan as a young girl.

As the BookLife review put it for Publishers Weekly: “McVeigh’s prose and plotting are pitch-perfect. Emma mingles with Pride and Prejudice in a delightful confrontation between the two books’ worlds… This Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself.”

Familiar characters abound – Frank Churchill, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Darcy himself – but Susan – mischievous and manipulative – is the star. This is Austen that even Austen might have loved, with a touch of Georgette Heyer in the romantic sections. Fans of Bridgerton will also relish this classic regency romance, the first in a six-book series.

Sixteen-year-old Susan Smithson – pretty but poor, clever but capricious – has just been expelled from a school for young ladies in London.

At the mansion of the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, she attracts a raffish young nobleman. But, at the first hint of scandal, her guardian dispatches her to her uncle Collins’ rectory in Kent, where her sensible cousin Alicia lives and “where nothing ever happens.”

Here Susan mischievously inspires the local squire to put on a play, with consequences no one could possibly have foreseen. What with the unexpected arrival of Frank Churchill, Alicia’s falling in love and a tumultuous elopement, rural Kent will surely never seem safe again…

Meet Alice Spaulding Taylor McVeigh

Alice McVeigh has been published in contemporary fiction by Orion/Hachette, in speculative thrillers by Unbound, and in Jane Austenesque novels by Warleigh Hall Press.