Unglorious War Revised Edition

Major Thomas Harrison Smith is critically wounded while escaping from a POW camp deep inside LAOS during the Vietnam War. Stabilized by medical personnel, he is flown to Oahu, Hawaii for surgery and rehabilitation. Emaciated, dehydrated, and half-dead from torture and constant beatings, he meets Lt. Marla Bristol, a nurse-therapist assigned to his case. During Major Smith’s recovery, he and Lt. Bristol fall in love and marry. The military wants Major Smith to do another tour of duty. Major Smith agrees to return to Vietnam. Will he see his beloved Marla again? Who is Lt. Anthony Lambello and what part does he play in whether Major Smith returns from NAM? Thomas and Marla are scared but each waits for the time they will be reunited. Major Smith’s faith is strong. Marla has doubts. Both look for the day they will be permanently together again. God answers their prayers, but is it the way that they hoped for?

Meet Maxine Flam

Maxine lives in North Hollywood, California with her aquatic friends. She doesn’t let her disabilities get in the way of taking classes at the local junior college. Maxine has two Associate Arts degrees, one in Natural Science and one in Liberal Arts. She has been published in the Los Angeles Daily News op-ed section several times, in The Epoch Times an essay, Nail Polish Stories once, DarkWinterLit four times, Bright Flash Literary Review once, CafeLit six times, OtherwiseEngagedJournal once, Maudlinhouse once and TheMetaworker.com once.

The 12th Letter

*Being turned into a motion picture* Disabled veteran Trey Reynolds is struggling to reacclimate to life back home in Pittsburgh after losing his leg on his last mission. On a whim, he gives up and leaves everyone he’s ever known so he can move to Galveston, Texas, the place of his fondest childhood memories. He takes on a job renovating an old home where one night, while he’s still depressed and at his lowest point, he finds a diary that was hidden away since the year 1900. Sister Margaret travels from Europe to her new assignment at an orphanage in Texas, a part of America that many said was still considered the Wild West. Consumed with fear and past regrets, she wonders if that is why God no longer speaks to her. For comfort, she begins writing in a diary. One day, she opens her diary & sees someone has written her back. Someone that she later learns is from the year 2000. As they both decide to trust in fate and share their struggles with each other, they finally start to heal. But just as Trey begins to fall for her, he learns her death in her own time is just one week away. In a race to stop history from how it’s written, he experiences & learns so much more than he could have ever imagined possible.

Meet Jackie Hovorka

England’s Martyr

1010AD: England is dying, its people brutalised and its lands ravaged after wave after wave of Norse invaders. King Ethelred does little but sit on his throne, haunted by his troubled past and easy prey for his manipulative advisors, leaving his subjects to fend for themselves. Unwilling to stand by and do nothing, a famous Ealdorman, Ulfcytel of Eastengle, has gathered an army, ready to fight and die rather than capitulate to the latest invader: a brutal “Jomsviking” warlord known as Thorkell the Tall. To Ulfcytel’s surprise, his army is soon joined by a stranger from the south, Alaric, who has rushed to assist him in the hope that England might finally prevail. Unbeknownst to Alaric and Ulfcytel, their efforts to save their people have gained the attention of their disturbed and ill-advised king, setting in motion a chain of events that they, and all England, can only hope to endure.

Meet Alfred Read

Alfred Read is a former political correspondent turned author of historical fiction. He holds a degree in journalism and master’s degrees in human rights and global politics. Over the years he’s developed a keen interest in history, most particularly the Anglo Saxon period of his native England.

Natalie

1 body. 2 killers. 14 witnesses. No one knows what happened. Early in the 1940s, while the New York skyline was darkened by World War II dimouts, the enigmatic Natalie entwines herself in the lives of Raymond Grant, famed Wall Street playboy, and Gordon Flynn, seasoned private eye. From the moment Grant lays eyes on Natalie in the Copacabana, he refuses to be without her. And Flynn doesn’t stand a chance against the damsel in distress, sauntering into his office and asking him to peer behind the curtain of one of New York’s brightest shining stars on her behalf. What then leads to Natalie’s life culminating in a standoff with not one, but both of these men in front of fourteen horrified onlookers? Alluring, mysterious, and completely unrelenting, Natalie is at once a noir crime thriller, a modern heist, and an engrossing tale asking why rather than the who. Roberts enthralls us with a con, a cop, a gumshoe, and an investor, each discovering in their own way that Natalie is a force to be reckoned with.

Meet Josh Roberts

Josh is a Columbus, Ohio native. He worked in the web development industry for over a decade and has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. When he’s not writing, he’s hanging out with his family, reading, watching movies, or doing a project of some sort on the computer. Aside from that, he’s played electric bass for over fifteen years, written a couple of film scripts (one terrible, one that may not be), and has never been to Disney World.

Throne of Grace

Can a newly Christian young man convince his mother’s maid that his love for her is worth more than his inherited life of luxury? Josie is content as a maid in a rich cottager’s mansion along the Cliff Walk of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, but the arrival of her employer’s handsome, pensive son tempts her into a relationship that while chaste, is forbidden between their social classes in the Gilded Age of 1893. After travels abroad have led Arthur in search of a deeper connection with his Lord, he returns home to find love with his mother’s maid, a Christian girl with a heart full of love and charity. Can they overcome their families’ refusal to accept their attachment, or is their relationship doomed from their very first meeting on the romantic Cliff Walk?

Meet Cecily Wolfe

Cecily K. Wolfe is the author of the award-winning, best selling Cliff Walk Christian historical romance and family saga series. She writes contemporary young adult and women’s fiction under the name Cecily Wolfe, as well as contemporary sweet romance with her teenage daughter as Alessa Martel. She holds a master’s degree with honors in library science from Kent State University and worked several decades as a public services librarian, serving those in lower income areas of Northeast Ohio before focusing on writing full-time.

The Hungry Deep

Some places are abandoned for a reason. When newlywed Rachel Corrigan agrees to accompany her husband, Tom, to his family estate before starting their lives together in the city, it is an opportunity to get to know him and to explore the manor where he grew up. But when Rachel arrives she finds Corrigan House strange, the nearby town empty, and her husband’s sudden cold demeanor increasingly frightening. She soon learns that one year ago, Tom’s first wife, Lavinia, took her own life in the twisted forest behind Corrigan House. The servants claim that her spirit resides there still, calling out from the wood, her voice as clear as the day she died. In an abandoned town where everyone harbors a secret, Rachel finds herself a prisoner in a place which is becoming increasingly treacherous. When the village priest is found savagely stabbed and on the edge of death, it becomes clear that the remaining townsfolk – witnesses to Lavinia’s demise – are being hunted down one by one. But Lavinia Corrigan is dead. Isn’t she?

Meet J.L. Murray

J.L. Murray is the author of the Niki Slobodian series (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Devil Is a Gentleman, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Devil Was an Angel, and The Devil’s Backbone), The Thirteen series (Jenny Undead and Eat the Ones You Love), After the Fire, Blood Day, Blood of the Stars, the Blood of Cain series (Monstrous, Hoarfrost), and the Gothic Folk series (The Hungry Deep). Murray is a firm believer that horror can be beautiful, and that good and evil are very far from black and white. She lives with her family in Eugene, Oregon and can be reached on Facebook at facebook.com/jlmurraywriter and through her website jlmurraywriter.com.

The Gardener Kings

In this lush coming of age novel inspired by Iron Age Celts, a lonely princess journeys to a treacherous land seeking answers about her mysterious past. Perfect for fans of Fable and The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

Meet Monica Boothe

Monica Boothe writes young adult fantasy, magical realism, and literary fiction. She occasionally dabbles in narrative nonfiction projects such as the memoir Two Teaspoons of Rice, which she co-wrote with Sida Lei. Monica earned her MFA in writing fiction at George Mason University. She loves quilting, reading, and running in the rain, but her very favorite thing to do is to watch the colors in the sky at sunrise.

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

Voted ‘Fiction Book of the Year’ by Corporate Live Wire!
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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

This time he is lost in a Mexican cave, near the Volcán de Colima, and finds himself amid a heart-racing thriller with a historical twist and an international scope that will keep you up at night.

This book is about travel, adventure, unexpected turns, ancient customs, intuitive decisions, pandemics, international business, and life as it happens!

So are you ready for a thought-provoking adventurous journey?

Then grab your copy of The Adventures of Mat Rufs, and hop on and join the ride!


Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.

One Dark Night

Readers’ Favorite 5* Review and Bronze Award
It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, must slave, friendless, on a bleak, run-down farm. Those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life.

Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the murder of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular. Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared. The choices we make determine our futures and Lucy is torn between two determined men as the secrets and lies undermining her life are exposed. How can she find a way to love and trust again?

‘What a cracking good read.’ Paul Ellard, UK reviewer
Reviews from Goodreads‘Have added Anna Faversham to my favorite authors’ list! Great plot, interesting characters and an inspirational story. Looking forward to the next book.’
‘Rich with historical descriptions, this story of a girl’s tough life really drew me in. Great uplifting story.’
‘Very exciting and a good book.’

‘A great read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.’
‘I fell in love with Daniel from the very start.’

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Meet Anna Faversham

England is my home but I’ve also lived in New Zealand, a beautiful country and the people are great, and central Africa which was an interesting and useful experience that I’ll never forget.
On returning to England, I’ve written and read for the BBC and published short stories as well as six novels. Three are set in my county of Kent, the others are in the beautiful Isle of Wight, London and New Zealand.

Discreetly Matched (Bargain Reads)

What’s an heiress’ to do when her fiancé dies suddenly? Ask her aunt, who is the premier matchmaker in all of the West, to discreetly match her with a new suitor. What could go wrong?

Edwin Clarke is aimless. A fault his father insists can be corrected by way of a wife of substance, financial that is. Ed stands to inherit the family ranch, and the thousands of acres that comes with it. The problem is, the family’s money has been depleted by his mother’s outrageous spending habits. A rich heiress can solve all their problems, but how does he go about finding one? 

Julia Bennett’s life is perfect, enjoying the spoils of being the darling of the upper crust of society. She’s an heiress with a handsome fiancé, set to marry within weeks. When tragedy strikes, however, her future crumbles around her, forcing Julia to make new plans. With her father’s imminent death looming, Julia must find a new man to marry in order to inherit. She is forced to turn to her aunt, a seasoned matchmaker.

Can Ed find his way to be the man Julia needs? Can Julia find her way to open her heart after her loss? And will the two of them agree to marry before the clock runs out for both of them?

*****
These standalone stories are sweet, clean romances designed to whisk you away. We believe in building a world that begins at the very core of what makes romance stories work – faith, hope, and love. 

Come join us in the border towns of the Old West, where cowboys, lawmen, and small town workers not only end up with brides, but their perfect partner, too!

*This book was previously part of the Match Made in Heaven Series and has been edited to move it from a Victorian era to an Old West setting. The characters and plot have remained the same.