Escape to Osprey Cove

What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in happily ever after — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home.

Authors Note: The Osprey Cove Lodge series is uniquely written, spanning seven geographic locations from the scenic Canadian region of the Rideau lakes to the beautiful shores of the Caribbean. An interesting web of mystery develops as the characters’ lives intertwine. The setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge series was born from my love of the beauty of this region in Canada. The description of the lodge is so beautiful and inviting that you will want to pack your bags and head there. The series is written in a continuing fashion; please be sure to read the books in the order written.

Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, cooking, baking. And of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Five Years and Counting

“Yes, because I haven’t liked anyone as much as I like you ever. You are different. You are special. And if that’s what it takes, I will wait for you. Even if it is for a very long time.” A middle school crush is what made them fall for each other first. However, neither of them were brave enough to confess. 5 years later, Sam returns, for the first time, to his hometown of Stanton. There, he stumbles upon his childhood crush, Nicole. Soon enough, he finds himself falling for her again.

Meet Sadman Zuhayer

The Four Fibs

Success had turned its back on Charlie. He had no job…and no direction. The love of his life had left him unexpectedly. He didn’t like what he saw in the mirror…and his self-esteem had reached rock bottom. Life has gotta’ be way better than this…right? But then a beach-walking, bird-feeding, Zen-like master changed everything Charlie was feeling…by redirecting everything that Charlie was thinking. Want to change your direction? Read The Four Fibs and see what happens to thought and attitude when we drop the distorted illusion created by believing life’s four biggest lies.

Meet Shawn Anderson

A 7-time author, Shawn is also the creator of “Extra Mile Day” in the United States…a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in our families, organizations, communities and ourselves when we “go the extra mile.” On November 1, 2018, 553 cities made the declaration and recognized the extra mile heroes in their communities.

The Story of the Cloth

“… harrowing moments … engrossing tale … exceptional prose …” – Kirkus Reviews After a mysterious meeting at dusk in London’s Regent’s Park, Alex finds himself in Oman, where he is drawn, by a chance encounter with the kindly scholar Burhan, into the perilous quest for an ancient cloth, allegedly bearing the image of God. Burhan sees the cloth as a beacon of hope for mankind. Salah, his ruthless cousin, wants to lock it away forever. The chase that ensues will threaten Burhan’s life, Alex’s life and Carol’s too, his enigmatic new girlfriend. “… ingenious twists and unexpected tangents have the reader sitting on the edge of his/her seat … a compelling narrative …” – Readers’ Favorite (5 stars) “Line by line, The Story of the Cloth sparkles. Paterson’s prose is scrupulous, elegant, and pleasing, studded with sly turns of phrase and observations worth lingering over.” – The Booklife Prize, Critic’s Report

Meet Ken Paterson

Ken Paterson is the author of a number of grammar practice books for students learning or improving their English, and a novel, The Story of the Cloth (an “engrossing tale” told with “exceptional prose” – Kirkus Reviews).

Ken was born in Scotland, but grew up in Bath, in the south-west of England. He started writing grammar books while he was director of English language teaching at the University of Westminster in London.

Late one evening, as he was walking home through Regent’s Park, he stopped thinking about noun phrases and relative clauses, and remembered instead a time when he was sitting in a small square in Cordoba, reading about the Muslim conquest of Spain – in particular about a brief ‘golden age’ in the city, when Christians, Jews and Muslims were able to engage peacefully with one another. There was a moment of stillness in the square and he found himself imagining how it might have appeared a millennium before, with scholars from different religions meeting in the shade of the trees. And afterwards, he thought: what if the scene had been captured in some way, as a painting, perhaps? Would it have been censored or hidden in the dangerous years to come? Whose hands might it have fallen into?

The Story of the Cloth provided the answer.

Twelve Days of Fruitcake

A delightful Christmas story that begins when an old woman gives a special fruitcake to her friend. The friend, in turn, gives it to someone else. For twelve days the fruitcake exchanges hands, improving the life of everyone who receives it. Charming, heartwarming, and magical.

Meet Nancy Hill

Nancy Hill is an Oregon writer/photojournalist. Her two sons are grown so it’s now up to her dog Frankenstein to keep her company. Christmas has long been her favorite holiday, and she’s even found a fruitcake she loves.

Transgressions: Erotic Stories

A man has a threesome with his girlfriend, her beautiful, occasional lover—and her strap-on. A woman goes on a second date in a public movie theater that turns taboo when the lights go down. Two young women lose their virginities—to each other. A man searches for the “Holy Grail” (two women at once), but the actual quest they lead him on shocks, surprises, and changes him forever. In these sensual, explicit, subversive—and, at times, surprisingly humorous—stories, anything goes. Playful BDSM scenes, pegging, public sex, queer characters, gender-bending, romance, and so much more. Throw the rulebook away and unleash your wildest desires with this shameless, imaginative collection of erotic literature.

What to expect between the covers:

– Sweet, witty banter
– Sensual romance
– Playful, consent-focused pleasure
– Captivating storylines, and some that are just plain dirty fun

Meet Anna Pulley, pen name Anastasia Fleur

Anastasia Fleur is the not-very-secret pen name of Anna Pulley, the author of The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), which Tegan and Sara said was “an adorable and hilarious way to start the day,” Cheryl Strayed called a “must-read,” and actress Jennifer Tilly said was “thoroughly charming.” She writes a weekly sex and dating advice column for The Chicago Tribune and been published in New York magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, San Francisco magazine (the issue she contributed to won a National Magazine Award), Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, and many others. She was also named a Top LGBTQ Writer on Medium. Her writing was excerpted/quoted in Esther Perel’s recent book, The State of Affairs. She’s been a repeat guest on Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love, on Daniel M. Lavery’s “Dear Prudence” podcast, and most recently on the popular 99% Invisible podcast.

Friends and Neighbours

Life as a Marie Osmond impersonator living in Stoke can be challenging enough.
But when your best friend has died and your other friends have moved away it can suddenly get a whole lot tougher. Now heartbroken Jenny has a female shaped hole in her life which – despite the presence of many women – won’t go away. Grief has turned her into a first class snob.

Husband Lonny preps the house for climate change and is unable to halt Jenny’s unravelling. Then gorgeous Trudi wafts into the creative writing class and brings some much needed hope.

Feeling that this is the only way out of her depression, Jenny’s intention to befriend Trudi builds to an obsession while facing all manner of setbacks. A motley crew of unsuitable local women is encroaching while lovely Trudi remains elusive. Why is something that used to be so easy, now so hard?.

Mixing serious issues with much hilarity ‘Friends and Neighbours’ is a feel-good story for our times.

“This book made me laugh out loud in many places and shed a tear in others.” – Siobhan Curham, author ‘An American in Paris’ ‘What a totally wonderful heart warming read, loved it’ Goodreads Review 

‘This was a nice, easy chick lit read. It has great characters and is really funny in places even though it is about coping with the death of a loved one. It can be related to on lots of different levels. I liked that it has a sort of hidden message, which is to not judge a book by its cover. I enjoyed it very much’ Goodreads Review

Meet Ruth Torjussen

Ruth Torjussen grew up in Stoke but now lives and works in Brighton as a Shared Lives Carer. She writes scripts and novels across different genres but all cover, in some way, the looming ecological crisis.