Wanderer’s Escape (Bargain Book)

The Empire will kill him for stealing this ship… but they have to catch it first!

To the Empire the Wanderer was just another booby-trapped ship to claim, and Jess was just another worthless slave who could be sacrificed in the process.
Things didn’t go to plan.  Jess survived the dangers, and when he sat in the pilot’s chair the ancient ship came to life for the first time in centuries.
Acting on instinct Jess seized the chance, firing up the engines and fleeing the Imperial forces.
Now Jess and the ancient self-aware ship are on the run, their freedom and their very existence on the line.
The smart thing to do would be to run like hell and never stop, but Jess finds he can’t ignore pleas for help from those in danger.  With the powerful Wanderer at his command he can truly make a difference… but at what cost?
Get Wanderer’s Escape now and see why tens of thousands of people have loved following the Wanderer’s journey, leaving comments including “In the end, I was gripping the arms of my chair as I rooted for the heroes.”, “A fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down Sci-fi.” and “One of the best books I’ve read this year.”

Meet Simon Goodson

Fil Goes Camping

Fil is a curious little elephant who goes camping for the first time with his mom and dad, but Fil doesn’t always listen. Find out what happens to Fil when he doesn’t listen to his mom and gets lost in the woods. Discover the forest creatures Fil comes across along the way.

Meet Emily Duran

Emily Duran grew up in Fairmont, Minnesota and currently lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities, with her husband and son. Emily Duran has degrees in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In her day job she is an Information Technology professional, creating fun tools and solving problems. Emily enjoys camping, painting, reading stories to her son, and especially anything to do with elephants.

Visit her website: www.emilyduran.com

The Camino de Santiago: One Wanderulf Walk


Thinking about taking a walk? A long walk? Follow along 500 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and have a peek into some of the hotels and restaurants along the way

Meet Shannon O’Gorman

I’m an ESL teacher currently living in northern California. I love traveling, walking my dog at the beach, and dreaming of another Camino.

Blink of an Eye


To stop a killer, private investigator Buck McDivit must time travel back to a forbidden 1000-year-old Mississippian pyramid where he drinks hallucinogenic tea with the most powerful Indian chief in North America and his spiritual adviser, a shamaness with a rattlesnake tattoo on her shoulder. Blink of an Eye is the fun, sexy, romantic, and thrilling Book 3 in the standalone Paranormal Cowboy Series.

Ghost of a Chance, Book 1
Bones of Skeleton Creek, Book 2

Meet Eric Wilder

Born on a sleepy bayou, Louisiana Mystery Writer Eric Wilder is the author of 13 novels, 4 cookbooks, many short stories, and Murder Etouffee, a book that defies classification. He lives in Oklahoma near historic Route 66 with wife Marilyn, three wonderful dogs and one great cat.

Falcon And The Mouse

Falcon, a handicapped older man, is helped by a Chinese doctor named Wu after a tragic incident. Dr. Wu, finding Falcon nearly dead, uses his vast knowledge of Chinese sacred potions, herbs and minerals to revive him to a far better state than ever before. Falcon learns an incredible new fighting ability and uses it against the Mob in Chinatown. Mouse, a homeless girl, helped Falcon after the incident. Now the Mob hunts her because she knows who he is. So Falcon’s game is to protect her against all odds. He finds he’s becoming a super hero.

Meet Robert Marquiss

I love creating. 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.
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.
I now have 5 books available FREE at Amazon, Smashwords and my novel site.
I’m currently working on several books and paintings.

Only One Death

If he does not find a way to save them, Dhinal knows his people will die. Every single one of them.

The apprentice shaman has travelled for years, searching for the answer, along the way gathering a ragtag band of misfits, each harbouring secrets of their own. The latest member of this group, Strings, is running from something, her dreams haunted by flames and terror.

Together, they arrive in the bustling city of Eastsea, seeking a guide to the legendary and lost Amethyst Mountains.

Kees is tired of the city. She knows it is slowly killing her and longs to seek solitude in wild places, far away from the noise and stench of others.

Dhinal and Kees understand the wilderness does not care about you, it simply exists. Whether you live, or whether you die, is up to you, to your companions and to sheer chance. Winter is whispering in the high places, dangers-unknown abound in the forests, and fractures begin to appear in the group itself.

The truth, Dhinal knows, is that there are many ways to die, but only one death. And this journey will test them all, in ways they could not possibly imagine.

At its heart, Only One Death takes the well-loved trope of a group of adventurers on a quest, then turns this upside down and inside out, demonstrating how danger, secret motives and hidden desires can swiftly tear apart the strongest of groups — and Dhinal’s group is not the strongest. Not by a long way.

A permafree introduction to the dark and dangerous fantasy world of The Lesser Evil. This free novella also contains a link to a further free bonus tale, Dust and Death, featuring some of the characters from Only One Death.

Meet Alexander M Crow

I was born in 1977, one of the micro-generation of people who experienced an analogue childhood and digital adulthood. Sometimes called Xennials, sometimes ‘The Star Wars Generation’, this duality had a definite impact on how I see the world.

I am Scottish. Technically, I was born in England, in a now dead and disappeared county, but my family moved to the far northern islands of Orkney when I was eight and I grew up there. Scotland remains the closest thing I have to a home nation.

I write for a sort-of-living and travel and live in places where the small amount of money I make from my words goes further. This feeds into my work, new experiences and cultures adding extra flavour and detail. Rather than the oft-derided “Digital Nomad” tag, I prefer the more Snufkinesque “Globally Feral”. It fits. I am not a travel writer, but a writer who travels.

Picasso’s Motorcycle

France, 1940.
An unexpected gift of an old motorcycle with a tragically romantic past hurls a young orphan into the thick of things as war breaks out and his life changes forever. Half-French/half-German Daniel must find a way to survive in a world that mercy seems to have abandoned. This book transports the reader to Nazi-occupied France, where Daniel unwittingly and unexpectedly finds himself working for the Resistance, and ultimately to the Russian Front in a twist of fate so startling that no one can see it coming. In turn quirky, heartwarming, beguiling and uncompromising, author Marc Sercomb weaves together many moods and colors to tell young Daniel’s story. Beyond engaging, Picasso’s Motorcycle has been hailed as a genuine “page-turner” by those who have so far encountered it.

If you like “The Book Thief” and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” you’ll love this book!

Meet Marc Sercomb

AT The Confluence

The universe is about to end in a big crunch. All the universe’s species and robotic entities are living their last moments in various ways: partying until the bitter end, throwing themselves into black holes, uploading their consciousness to the codex. However, the crew on the Caelum was determined to explore all possible escape routes. They eventually end up on a journey to finding a path that leads to beyond the universe. But what lies ahead might be much worse than the big crunch.

Meet Atman Kalena

The universe is about to end in a big crunch. All the universe’s species and robotic entities are living their last moments in various ways: partying until the bitter end, throwing themselves into black holes, uploading their consciousness to the codex. However, the crew on the Caelum was determined to explore all possible escape routes. They eventually end up on a journey to finding a path that leads to beyond the universe. But what lies ahead might be much worse than the big crunch.

Shanty For The Soul

They’ve wounded his ship, they’ve murdered his parrot, they’ve battered his reputation, and broken his trust. Everything that matters to him has come under attack. Cap’n Silus de Senza, however, is One o’ the Eight and will fight to get it all back. Not a single soul will be safe from his wrath, not even those he’s sailed alongside for years.

The only person he can trust is Billy Bird, the crow’s nest girl, a young pirate with sharp eyes who’s about to see more than she ever bargained for.

In the volatile Province of Maudlin, enemies old, new and numerous await. Grand Merchant Xavier Angst bears a grudge that has simmered for eight long years, and he will spend every coin he has to ensure Silus does not escape again. Many others remember de Senza’s last visit and have not forgiven him.

Running out of friends, Silus is relieved when he bumps into Cap’n Samira Dalal, another of the infamous Eight, and a pirate renowned for her cool demeanour and sharp wit. Together they learn that one of their number, Brawley the Vile, arrived two days ago and was murdered along with most of his crew. It’s too great a coincidence. The harbour town is an elaborate trap, and the more they fight the tighter it grips.

Someone – or something – hunts them, and once again Silus de Senza’s arrival in Maudlin will turn the damned place upside-down.

Meet Steve Conoboy

Prologue : My parents met. (Prologues are never much use.)

Chapter One: I am born. The world blinks.

Chapter Two: I toddle. I am introduced to the works of Richard Scarry. The illustrations burn themselves into my tiny mind. This is followed by an intense interest in Winnie the Pooh and the Radio Times.

Chapter Three: Beanos and Dandys and tape recorders enter my life. I read the comic strips aloud, record these performances. Leads to writing my own stories, which are mostly about spaceships or murderous snakes.

Chapter Four: Santa brings a Commodore 64. Writing is forgotten.

Chapter Five: Teenage nerdism strikes. Dragonlance Chronicles are read. An attempt is made to copy them. Results are dreadful.

Chapter Six: Off to university to study ancient history and archaeology. Hat and whip not received. Compaints about this are ignored. University mostly a waste of time, apart from hours spent writing apocalyptic horror-comedy on 386 PC. It’s great.

Chapter Seven: Apocalyptic horror-comedy sent out to literary agents. None are interested. Novel not great. Mostly a waste of time.

Chapter Eight: A long period filled with much writing and many submissions and plenty of rejection letters. Decide I can’t stand prologues as they’re never much use.

Chapter Nine: Short stories accepted by Polluto, Voluted Tales and Kzine. Prompts a vigorous interest in Kindle Direct Publishing. First release is Macadamian Pliers, YA horror with an emphasis on creepy, spooky and other ooky things.


Powerballs: Be careful what you wish for

A sudden windfall – and the money to make every dream come true…
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not.

Helpless to resist the sirens’ song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch’s yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous stranger. The Balls are in way over their heads by the time Fortune reveals her capricious nature. A swashbuckling investment banker entrusted with their wealth has rolled the dice and lost. Now, money can’t save Rose from a terrible fate. It’s up to Henry to come to her rescue.

The pleasures and perils of sudden wealth spring to vivid life in the rip-roaring POWERBALLS, where wealth and security are illusions – and only love endures.

Meet Jimmy Clifton

JIMMY CLIFTON was reported lost at sea in the early morning hours of June 7, 2020. His crewmates on the fishing boat Miss Rosie Mae remember his prodigious capacity for rum and a gift for spinning yarns that helped captain and crew endure those tedious stretches on the open water.
He left a loaded .45, an old photo from better times, and several manuscripts as the only clues to a life well lived.

​But the tale doesn’t end there.
The task of curating the Jimmy Clifton series and bringing this gifted writer’s intriguing novels to light has been left to MICHAEL HAYES, Clifton’s only known living kin. As a longtime ad man, Hayes shares Clifton’s talents for weaving tall tales and stretching the truth.
This first in the Clifton series is called POWERBALLS. A cautionary tale if there ever was one about the perils of sudden wealth, and what the almighty dollar can do to a man’s, or woman’s, soul. In the immortal words of Jimmy Clifton, Be careful what you wish for.
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