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.

Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review


Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is a Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen. Journey to the Hopewell Star is her first novel. You can find her author page on Facebook.

How It Ends

What would you do if you found yourself in lockdown, in a town far from home, when you realise the dead aren’t staying dead? John and Kyra, two friends, have to ask themselves just that question. Stuck in Whitby, a seaside town on the coast of England, the two friends find themselves observers at the end of the world. The choices they make, the things they need to do, are all to ensure they survive what comes. This is their story of survival. This is How it Ends.

Meet Richard Murray

A reader, writer and lover of fiction. I explore worlds in my imagination and put pen to paper to share those with you.

Soul of the Prophet: The Elder of Edon Book I

“Action, fantasy, and adventure await in this epic anthropomorphic
journey” -Independent Book Review


Can there ever be peace between the oppressed and the oppressor?

The first book in the debut adult anthropomorphic fantasy series, The Elder of EdonSoul of the Prophet tells the story of an adolescent boy selected by ancient prophecy for a seemingly insurmountable task.

Fin grew up an orphan, an unfortunate casualty of a war between two races of dragons—the Faranchies and the Cullidons. Fin’s future seems bleak in Edon, a mystical land home to dragons, currently ruled by the Cullidons’ oppressive and abusive regime. But when Fin is chosen by an elder to unite the two dragon races, Fin must decide if he will accept his calling as the next prophet. Joined by a ragtag group of freedom fighters, Fin and his rebel friends face unimaginable danger as they battle dark forces attempting to retain power at all costs. And in this fight against oppression, there is no guarantee of victory or survival.


Meet David Angelo

David Angelo was born and raised in Maryland and graduated from Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Baltimore. His work has appeared in literary academic journals, including AACC’s Amaranth, where his short story “Among the Skulls” won the award for best short story. He began writing The Elder of Edon in 2012, and published the first installment, Soul of the Prophet, in 2021.

Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

Resued

World War Two is bringing new challenges for Britain, her men and women in uniform, and her citizens. The feeling of defeat by many, and the fear of invasion, is very real. George Mitchell, a young and talented British Military Intelligence Officer, is ordered to undertake a secret mission to rescue an RAF pilot from occupied territory. In the depths of rural France, George encounters friends and foes as he carries out his danger-fraught quest to bring the prisoner home. This short story is an introduction to George Mitchell, and is a preface to further stories featuring this compelling character.

Meet Bryan D Wolf

Born in a London suburb, Bryan D. Wolf grew up with stories from his parents and grandparents about World War II. Hearing about the highs, lows, fighting spirit and severe hardship, sparked a lifelong interest in him, but it’s only now that he has the time to put his thoughts into words.

Hex Kitchen

“Hex Kitchen transports you to a delicious world of culinary magic and fantastical, sometimes deadly, competition where every dish keeps you at the edge of your plate—wondering who will win the next move and what bite may be their last.” —Elizabeth Karmel, best-selling cookbook author, and Chopped and Iron Chef judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Hunger Games in this mouthwatering, magical, and murderous fantasy. Hex Kitchen is a once-a-decade tournament where contestants have to cook magical dishes that are to die…and maybe even to kill…for. Kenzie has perfected the art of outrunning her past. New city, new tattoos, new name. No one from her former life as a chef at one of Manhattan’s top culinary hot spots would think to look for her in the middle-of-nowhere Tennessee. When Kenzie’s dishes go from normal to inexplicably bizarre, she is plunged into the secret world of magical cuisine. On the other side of the globe, famed culinary magician Braxton McKaid is cooking up a storm. He’s just days away from a tournament with a mysterious prize that is powerful enough to save his family’s failing restaurant empire. But his preparations are derailed when a ghost from his past turns all of his thoughts away from the tournament and onto revenge. When Braxton and Kenzie’s paths collide, the result is betrayal, a perilous attraction, and a brewing threat neither can escape unscathed. What begins as a magical cooking tournament transforms into a fight for their lives…where only one can win.

Meet Stephanie Fazio

Stephanie Fazio is a fantasy author. She grew up in Syracuse, New York, and prior to writing full time, she worked in the fields of journalism, secondary education, and higher education. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. Stephanie lives in Austin with her husband and crazy rescue dog. When she isn’t writing, she’s getting lost in parks, hosting taco nights, or ironically and miserably losing at word games, but having fun while she does it.

Redemption (Bargain Book)

Will the American and Iranian Air Force TOP GUNS meet in aerial combat?

An orphaned teenager stands before three graves and in despair and desperation enters the United States Air Force as a driver. Inspired by the pilots he ferries to their planes; Harry rises in the Air Force to become a TOP GUN fighter pilot.

 While flying his F-15 Eagle a Combat Air Patrol show of force mission over the border of Iran and Iraq, Harry’s wing man is shot down by Iranian Captain Zandi (also known as Mar) using an Top Secret experimental missile.

In the ensuing air battle, Harry displays amazing airmanship but loses consciousness, endures a life threating situation, and undergoes a near death experience. After the mission, the Air Force grounds Harry.

In the meantime, his enemy, Mar, attains even greater aerial victories helping Pakistani pilot fly combat against Indian Air Force fighter pilots.

While he waits for the results of his medical evaluations, the Air Force assigns Harry to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to help with administration. He soon discovers he has a natural investigative ability, but this does not keep him  from  falling into a pit of despair.  

Faced with a fate of losing his flying career, Harry falls victim to the emotional lows, self-doubt, and anger.  He relieves his frustrations and feelings of abandonment and loneliness with alcohol and an assortment of women.

Questions abound.

Can Harry overcome his despair?

Will his love for Katie, a computer geek he meets on a case, help him overcome his despair?

But two burning questions override all.

Will he ever fly again?

Will he ever meet Mar in aerial combat to avenge the loss of his wing man?

And, if he does, will he finally find REDEMPTION?


Meet Ed Benjamin

Ed Benjamin writes action and adventure, inspirational, and alternative history books and stories.
He and his wife live in the Texas hill country.

I love My Wife

Fall in love with this revolutionary romance story of a couple beginning their love story with significant life changes. It’s a beautiful piece of inspiration showing how they worked through the troubles to remain together.


Ivan gets an incredible job offer that forces him to move to the Czech Republic. Driven by the desire to move with the love of his life, Katya, he makes her aware of his new opportunity. Katya is delighted by the idea and is willing to move with Ivan.


Nadia, Ivan’s sister and mother help with the wedding preparations. Despite the challenges they face, they successfully manage to get things done. Ivan experiences a hard time trying to get the relevant documentation for Katya to move with him. After a series of unsuccessful trials, they are faced with major life decisions.


Interesting story of love and perseverance. The author depicts the struggles experienced and the strategies employed to keep the love alive. “I love my wife” is a perfect read for any Twilight fan.


Fun read that captures your attention from the first page to the last. Makes you want to keep turning the pages, and find out what happens next. You simply can’t get enough of this love story.


Meet Forever Dreamer

Forever Dreamer is a life-long poet who gleans inspiration from his most improbable dreams. Crafting heartfelt prose since he was 16, this Kazakhstan native set forth on a journey towards realizing his aspiration of writing his own book.
Now based in the Czech Republic, Forever Dreamer spent almost three-and-a-half years to write his masterpiece – on and off – and prepare it for publication. Yet, not once did he doubt its eventual fruition.
“I Love My Wife”, his first opus, is not just a book. It is his heart, his soul, and a great part of his entire being. For her to be born, he had to sacrifice a lot of things — time for work, time with friends, time for himself. And he never faltered. The road he took on to fulfill this dream is a long one, but nonetheless deeply fulfilling.
Much like many other poets, Forever Dreamer likes to embrace the sublime in simplicity. When he’s not writing, he spends his time unwinding and playing football — his favorite sport.
Grab a copy of “I Love My Wife” today and enjoy as Forever Dreamer’s raw emotions, personal experiences, and secret daydreams jump out of every page.

In Case We’re Made Into Coats

What if you had to live in fear? 

What if one encounter with the wrong stranger could result in your body being made into a nice, fuzzy pair of transforming moccasins? And what if you had an incurable medical condition, that caused you unbearable pain every time you tried to change forms? My name is Chase, I’m a 16-year-old shapeshifter, and that would be my life. Well, minus the inconsistent homes, abusive adults, and friends that share (some) of my same circumstances. This is the story of how we ran away, how I ended up where I am, and everyone who’s to blame.


Meet Tessa Charleigh

Tessa Charleigh currently resides in Indianapolis Indiana. She grew up in her mother’s exotic veterinary clinic, gaining her some unique life experiences and knowledge that she likes to integrate into her novels.

Her In Case We’re Made into Coats series, was inspired by the desire to humanize shapeshifters as a species. “there’s no way they would go through such drastic physical changes, without some mental and emotional repercussions.”