The Best We’ve Been

How can you choose what is right for you when your decision will break the heart of someone you love? Having abandoned her childhood dream years ago, Johanna Thatcher knows what she wants from life. Discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her only convinces Johanna it’s best to maintain control and protect her heart. Despite years of distance and friction, Johanna and her sisters, Jillian and Payton, have moved from a truce toward a fragile friendship. But then Johanna reveals she has the one thing Jillian wants most and may never have—and Johanna doesn’t want it. As Johanna wrestles with a choice that will change her life and her relationships with her sisters forever, the cracks in Jillian’s marriage and faith deepen. Through it all, the Thatcher sisters must decide once and for all what it means to be family.How can you choose what is right for you when your decision will break the heart of someone you love?

Meet Beth Vogt

Award-winning author Beth K. Vogt revisits the Thatcher sisters in her newest release, Unpacking Christmas: A Thatcher Sisters Novella. Beth’s Thatcher Sisters Series, a women’s fiction series published by Tyndale House Publishers, includes: Things I Never Told You, Moments We Forget, and The Best We’ve Been.

The Girl in the Triangle

There are 740 Days left until the fire that changes industrial history forever.

It’s 1909. Seventeen-year-old Ruth survived the Russian Revolution and is now finally reunited with her lost love in America. All she wants is peace and a new life in New York.

But when an uprising of 20,000 women vows to take down a greedy factory owner, can Ruth possibly stay away? Who will survive? And will they ever be the same again?

Join the hundreds of readers who are raving about Joyana Peters’ perfect prose and calling her work a masterpiece. Find out why The Girl in the Triangle has been awarded two Five Star medals and is nominated for Book of the Year by Historical Fiction Press Awards! Click the BUY button and get your copy of this gripping, immigration story now!

What Readers and Critics are Saying:

★★★★★ “The conversations among the characters led me to give this book 5 stars. They are raw and eye-opening even as the story buds. “The Girl In The Triangle” by Joyana Peters is simply a delight to read and will automatically tick the boxes of fans of historical fiction.” – Reader Views

★★★★★ “That is what historical fiction does for a reader, a slice of history wrapped up in a compelling story that teaches and makes us reflect on the words and our own lives in the stream of time.” – Historical Fiction Press Awards

★★★★★ “Looooved this book! I’ve been suffering from “readers block” lately and have been unable to really get into a book…until now!! My nose was stuck in this book for 3 days straight. I truly enjoyed Joyana’s debut book, and am looking forward to her next!”- Kimberly Hamilton

★★★★★ “THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I want to go back to teaching social studies so I can share it with my students.
Joyana Peters did an amazing job of bringing the immigrant experience to life. I loved this book!!!” – Alison Rager

★★★★★ “Historical fiction fans and fans of women’s fiction will enjoy THE GIRL IN THE TRIANGLE.
A well-researched, educational, difficult-to-put-down read.”- Elizabeth of Silver’s Reviews

★★★★★ “Because I love, LITERALLY LOVE this book……………..well, as much as one can love a book based on a senseless tragedy.” – Lactivist Anti-Vaccine Socialist Hippie

★★★★★ “This fast paced novel is about love in a family no matter the circumstances. It’s also about the lives of immigrants, the fight for rights for women and the working class and the corruption of the rich. This debut novel was so well written that I’m looking forward to future books from this author.” – Sue

★★★★★ “An immigration story at the finest level, revealing the depths of tragedy many went through leaving a country of unspeakable suffering to another country where hope fills their hearts, yet the same sorts of inhumanity exist.” – D.K. Marley

★★★★★ “This is a well researched work and the author brings the era alive giving us a history lesson hidden within a gripping story of love, family, and the tragedy of the Triangle Shirt Fire. ” – Douglas W. Murray

★★★★★ “I loved this book so much, I was so sad when it ended!” – Heaven Protsman

★★★★★ “A fascinating historical fiction. The feelings and emotions of the characters are vibrantly detailed.” – Emmeline Everdeen

Meet Joyana Peters

Joyana Peters is the Indie author of the Historical Fiction Press Award nominated novel,The Girl in the Triangle.

Growing up in New York, she always dreamed of being a writer. She purposefully chose to publish independently and loves the autonomy and independence it has offered her career.

Joyana currently lives in Northern Virginia where she takes in the sights of DC with her two kids, husband and goofy Yellow Lab, Gatsby.

The Promise

Our hope is in Him. Each life is precious, uniquely created by God. He has a plan for our lives, yet even when we make the wrong decisions, God is still the master planner. “The Promise” chronicles the story of a couple, each who will make choices that will drastically change the course of life. A promise is given. Wrapped around the horror of death, the story evolves from the prestige of an enticing career to the remote jungles of the world. Life moves on in spite of the poor decision we make, yet the characters find that even when lost, there is hope. The story unfolds to reveal God reigns as the supreme creator and designer. Even so, it seems the promise must now be impossible. But is it??

Meet Anne Jean Michele

I received my master’s degree in Management of Computer Information Systems from California State University, Sacramento and live in Sequim WA with family. Why did I write “The Promise”? When our children were small, our house was the gathering place for neighboring children to play. When the girls were in their teens, our house was a safe place for their friends who for some reason needed a place to stay. Although our daughters did not experience the events in this book, I knew or heard about so many who did, and the emotions were heartbreaking. I often thought ‘why doesn’t someone write a story that helps to open the eyes of young adults struggling with life decisions, something that shows God’s love, free of human condemnation… a story that could apply to anyone, young or old, regardless of the mistakes made in life. I never expected that someone to be me, however I could not get the thoughts out of my mind until I finally gave in and began to write. Could this have been God’s gentle push? I think so, and was able to finally release all those years of compassion and heartache into this book. My hope in writing this book is to give readers pause to think, really think, about God’s master plan. Every person is important; YOU are important to God. No mistake is beyond the reach of God’s love and grace. Open your eyes to trust in God…there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is Christ. If you have questions, or would like to share your thoughts or comments, I can be reached at [email protected]

From Russia With Chilli And Garlic Sauce

Who is Johnny Two Kebabs? There has been much speculation in recent years as to whether Johnny Two Kebabs really exists. Is it true that on 15th June 2011 after drinking 13 pints of lager he polished off two doner kebabs in 1 minute 59 seconds? Is Johnny Two Kebabs just an urban legend? Is the song that was written about him and for which the video appears on the internet just in the tradition of Irish blarney and storytelling? Is it a type of celtic mythology about larger than life figures? Were the comics which mysteriously appeared on the internet in 2020 fake news? Now, at last, in his own words, Johnny Two Kebabs comes clean and in this volume he recounts how he foiled a Russian assassination in the UK. Johnny writes candidly about his experiences in the high stakes world of international intrigue and seduction. He pulls no punches in this exposé of London’s dark underworld with its assassins, Irish pubs, kebab shops and cans of super-strength lager or as Johnny likes to call it “The golden nectar that makes life worth living”.

Meet Johnny Two Kebabs

Like top athletes and artists Johnny developed certain approaches to his chosen fields of expertise, often he has described to me the “state of flow” he experiences when he achieves a particular goal. The most famous example, of course, is when he ate two done kebabs in less than two minutes (after already having downed thirteen pints of lager) but this is not Johnny’s sole achievement. Today he is as much known for his achievements as a “conscious-vigilante” as for his record-breaking achievement in Achmed’s kebab shop. In his memoirs we learn not only how Johnny operates behind the scenes in his fight against evil but also about his ‘philosophy’ and the ‘ethical’ code by which he lives. We are reminded that Johnny is one of the great ‘thinkers’ of our times and that the philospophy which he espouses transcends the limits of time being applicable to all in all eras.

Italian Tilt

Italian Tilt is a novel that goes beyond  exploring how Donald, the main character, finds romance and discovers a new culture while on a trip to Italy. It also deals with the nature of  personal  growth, the nature of friendship, as well as family conflict and reconciliation.

Meet Carlos Rubio

CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States in 1961. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College and West Virginia University. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo León International Prize for Novels. In English he is the e author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American
Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014. Since then he has completed two Spanish-language works, Final Aria and Double Edge. The latter was a finalist in the International Reinaldo Arenas Literary Contest and was subsequently published by Ediciones Alféizar in 2019.

Sewing Up Some Love

A charming Christian romance story of small-town love, life’s ups and downs, and discovering lost faith.

Lauren Gardner has a full life, a little too full at times. She’s a social worker, seamstress and designer, ex-fiancée, and only daughter of parents with their own issues. When her friend Jenny needs a quick and inexpensive bridal gown, Lauren is the obvious choice to make that happen. But being in Jenny’s wedding adds the complication of reconnecting with best man Bryan Dawson – heir to a local business fortune. While they have a real attraction, Lauren’s unwillingness to trust Bryan hampers their budding relationship.

Bryan has his own hidden problems, despite his surface charm and hunky appeal. His family’s flagship business is in trouble, and a recent breakup has jaded his thoughts about women. Lauren intrigues him, but every time he thinks they’re getting closer, she pulls back. How is a guy supposed to get to know someone that is so closed off?

Between Lauren’s demanding job at the mental health center and Bryan’s efforts to save Mohr’s Department Store, the couple learns to work together and trust God’s provision.

Atom and the Universe

Astronomy-themed sci-fi picture book for kids – FREE on kindle from 11/12 to 11/14! When the star that shiny little carbon particle Atom calls home goes supernova, he is launched on a journey to the edge of outer space where he meets the Universe itself and learns important lessons on the circle of life at a cosmic level.

Meet Kory James

Kory James is an engineer-musician-writer from San Diego, California, who is fascinated by the stars and everything beneath them. By day, he roams the world’s farthest reaches, bringing Internet to communities left behind in the digital age. By night, he is a dreamer of tales and tunes, of which some – such as this story – demand themselves into the real world. You can meander his portfolio of medium-spanning works at

The Wolf in Winter

How do you protect a hero? Corwynal, son of the King of Lothian, dreams of reputation as a warrior. But when his half-brother, Trystan, is born on The Night of Thresholds, he’s forced to rein in his ambitions to become the child’s guardian and mentor. For seventeen years, he’s kept Trystan safe in Lothian. But now the British Kingdoms have declared war on the powerful Caledonian Confederacy, and there will be no safety for anyone. Especially a young man determined to win fame as a hero. As war spreads throughout the Lands between the Walls, Corwynal must emerge from the shadows and reclaim his lost dreams if he’s to guard the boy he’s given up his future to defend. But how much more will he be willing to sacrifice for the boy with the secret he can never reveal? A spell-binding story of second chances, of love and letting go. An epic journey into the heart of a man riven by conflict, set amidst the warring cultures of dark-age Scotland. First in The Trystan Trilogy, The Wolf in Winter is a thrilling retelling of the classic Arthurian story of Tristan and Isolde.

Meet Barbara Lennox

Barbara Lennox was born and still lives in Scotland, on the shores of a river between the mountains and the sea. Although trained as a scientist, she has always been fascinated by the history of Scotland and her writing is full of old legends and intriguing characters from the distant past.

3/2. In search of freedom

Life always told me with its actions “grow up”, but I still remain as a little boy, same naive and dreamy. Although everyone says that everything is changing about me, chaos is happening inside and they also say that I am closed, trying to hide my secrets. Probably, in that case I am very similar to you. What if my story is the history of humanity? At first, I did not know my origin and how I was born just like humans. And we stuffed our heads that this is some kind of miracle. I do not know who will repeat fate after whom, but they are repeated. It seems to me that I stayed in the same train station. I seem to still sit there playing with my past, playing with life and playing with you.

Meet Arnur Zhumabek

I was born in Kazakhstan. I am 20 years old. I like to think about something big. I love looking for truths. This is my story.

Dragonspeak: Isaac’s Blessing

Isaac attends a church school where pastors sacrifice dragons and use their magic to enslave the world. On the day of the vernal equinox, all fifth-years have to undergo initiation into pastordom by sacrificing an infant dragon, proving their devotion to Lord Jericho. The last thing Isaac’s father left him with before shipping him off to St. Daemonus was a notebook claiming of an era when pastors lived in peace with the creatures. Yet, because of the world he sees around him, Isaac throws the notebook away and chooses to take the equinox test. Rebekah was ready to become a great apostle at the cost of a measly dragon’s life when she realized everything she once strove for had been a lie. Years of proud accomplishments turn to shameful regret, and now she can hardly muster the same confidence she once had without feeling heaps of guilty remorse. All she needs is a chance to do the right thing and make up for her actions, but she might not see the day. While the world is rewarding his best friend for every little step he takes, Boyd becomes aware of Lord Jericho’s ultimate power over students of the church. Even Isaac is falling into the Lord’s trap. Slowly, Jericho’s illusion alters every aspect of the twisted island of Daemonus, and Boyd will do anything he can to maintain sanity. In Isaac’s Blessing, three rogue students escape from the church of St. Daemonus while the horror surrounding them becomes more than just deceit. They discover the truth about the Lord and first-era and are tasked with stopping the ultimate draconic sacrifice—that of the chosen one, the Chrysos. Dragonspeak: Isaac’s Blessing is the first story in a young adult dark fantasy series about truth, told through the eyes of multiple POV characters. It touches on aspects of heroism and hope, romance and loss, corruption and redemption.

Meet Austin Valenzuela

Austin Valenzuela is a creative writer with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He enjoys reading and writing fiction, learning about psychology and other non-fiction areas, immersing himself in other worlds, and most of all, spending time with family and friends. He grew up in the suburbs of Rosemount, Minnesota, then moved to his current residence in Tampa, Florida. As a child, Austin grew up reading classic fantasy stories like Eragon and the Alex Ryder series, but he never aspired to become an artist—more interested in playing in the baseball field. But when he discovered the Dark Tower series by Stephen King something clicked in his head regarding this whole writing thing. He recently finished his second book and is well at work on his third.