The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’ (Bargain Read)

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 (Bargain Read)

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.

Interview with an Oracle, Profound Revelations about Our World

If you’re concerned about the current state of the world, the political turmoil in our country, the future of our country, and the future of Western civilization, this book is an important read. On an extended trek into the vast wilderness of the Himalayas, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on an extraordinary opportunity. A series of adventures led him to an ancient Oracle Temple in the highlands of Tibet where he encountered a true shamanistic Oracle from the esoteric B’on wisdom tradition. The author’s discussions with the Oracle covered a wide range of subjects, revealing a series of profound insights. A brief excerpt of the Oracle’s comments regarding our present civilization: “The life of a government springs from the life of its people, the life of the people from the life of their mind, hence the life of their mind determines the future of their land. This future is found only in freedom—from deception, from destruction, from the false—life is found in freedom to recognize and express the true. Among your Founders were enlightened ones; your form of government was designed and implemented to assure individual freedom and nurture individual spirituality and creativity. It has undergone an immense swing to the opposite pole; it now assures nothing but mass order at any cost and nurtures nothing but the imposition of mass materiality and mass productivity. Freedom is gone, replaced by economic seeking and monetary accumulation. Yet this materiality is utterly and absolutely false. The resulting emptiness of life and alteration, depletion and destruction of the earth telegraph this with alarming clarity. “In your country what was once a government of reason and law has been replaced by a tyranny of men. The sovereignty of the people has become a sovereignty of manipulators, politicians as conscious agents of a great deception, the power of which dements even more than it corrupts. Your society is divided into a tiny group of men who choose and decide, a small number of others who know far less and decide nothing yet wield power in conformity with the hidden policies—those who gather in your congress to go through the motions of democracy’s ghost—and the masses, compelled to act and live in total incomprehension of the manipulation of their movements, and so their lives.” Author’s note: “As the Oracle expressed this, there was no trace of mocking or bitterness in his voice, only a certain weariness, a calm acceptance of what is.” An extraordinary account that is compelling, thought provoking, and richly enlightening, this book will impact you and linger in your thoughts long after the last words have been read. Includes an important chapter on the history of government through its various forms and outcomes. 2020 Edition, e-reader page count 296 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device used). Includes Reference Citations and Source Material. For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.

Meet M.G. Hawking

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

Gateway of the Way

Around a hilltop church in Languedoc is a mystery connecting the Nazis and two generations of the European Empires- the Romanov, the Hohenzollern, and the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The same mystery is linked to the cause of the first and second World Wars and has the potential to cause the third world war. In 1967 Isabella Roland, a depressed divorcee, takes a leave from her lecturing job in New York, to unravel the church’s mystery based on a reliquary her father had given to her in 1945 before his death. As she figures out the puzzle, a neo-Nazi cult headed by her ex-Husband, Wolfgang Lorenz is on the brink of implementing Hitler’s ultimate plan connected to the same mystery. An action that Could set up a prelude to doomsday. She stands in his way. But he is ready to kill anybody in his way. Could she stop him? If you are a Ken Follet fan you would love Gateway of the lost, a historical thriller blended with a blend of romance.

Meet Kalu Chinedu

Kalu Chinedu is a Nigerian Writer and architect based in Abuja, Nigeria. After graduating from the University of Nigeria with an honors degree in Architecture, he started working on his historical thrillers. Gateway of the lost, book one, is the first installment in the historical thriller around the events that happened before the fall of the Russian and German empires. He writes stories centered around alternative backstories to conventional histories. When he is not writing, he is practicing his profession which involves 3-dimensional modeling and designs. He loves Whitney Houston‘s songs and he’s an amateur pianist.

Guilty Deceptions

I held a man’s life in my hands… September 1869, changed my life forever. We discovered human remains, and opened the most complex investigation. We had no names, nothing to go on, and a year old crime scene. Things were becoming hopeless, and I was beginning to think we’d never solve it. Then there was a break in the case. Now we were getting somewhere, but at what cost? All the evidence was pointing toward one man, a famous architect, but his involvement just didn’t make any sense and when letters from beyond the grave suggested his innocence – things only got more complicated.

Meet D.C. Malcolm

D.C. Malcolm was born in 1983 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Growing up D.C. was fascinated by literature, even before she could read. Once D.C. was old enough she began writing her own stories, developing her craft. When D.C. was 36 years old she decided to dedicate all her spare time to launching her writing career.

Vikings: Taken

Rosfrith’s childhood changes forever after war-loving Vikings capture her home. Frightened by the axe-wielding barbarians, and torn from everything she knows and loves, she is forced to forget her privileged life of an ealdorman’s child. When she is abandoned by her parents and her life is threatened, is there anyone that she can trust to turn to for help? Ubba Ragnarsson, who dutifully followed his brother to Brytannia to avenge his father’s death is a strong warrior, hardened to life. He finds himself conflicted when Rosfrith awakens a protective streak he didn’t know he had. And, when he finally notices that Rosfrith is no longer a child, other feelings stir. But will he risk everything for a mere slave? This historical romance which captures the imagination with a story of conflict, lies, love, and jealousy.

Meet Ceri Bladen

Ceri Bladen Ceri originates from the lovely Welsh village, Caerleon. She moved to Swansea to obtain her teaching degree. After having twins and another child, seventeen months later, her family moved to Turkey for a slower place of life. Here, in between looking after numerous street dogs and a kindle of street cats, she enjoys researching history and writing. She is now a top 100 bestselling Viking romance author. She loves to write contemporary, sci-fi, and historical romances. She has penned stories in many time periods and locations, using her love of history for inspiration.

Gerald’s War

Gerald is ‘Missing Feared Killed!’ Would he ever get home now he’d lost his lucky mascot, but did he even want to? Gerald Davies, the eponymous hero of the book has a difficult childhood. His mother, suffering from epilepsy, is forced into an asylum by his father who has taken up with a woman half his age. Unknown to Gerald, the person he knows as his aunt is his real mother. It’s 1936 and to escape, Gerald walks the short distance to the local RAF base and joins up. He trains to be a pilot observer and is eventually attached to 211 Blenheim Bomber Squadron. He is sent to the Western Desert campaign and afterwards sees action in the Greco-Italian War. He dices with death daily and on one occasion famously goes missing for several days, having been shot down over the Ionian Sea. His family think he is dead. Meanwhile, Gerald and crew are being wined and dined by the people of Corfu during which time he meets Spiro Amerikanos, who famously befriended Gerald Durrell and his family before the Second World War broke out in Europe. At one stage, Gerald is injured and taken to hospital in Alexandria where he meets Pilot Officer Roald Dahl, who has been injured in a crash flying his Gloster Gladiator. Things get worse when Germany declares war on Greece on 6th April 1941. On Easter Sunday tragedy strikes, when all six Blenheims sent to tackle the German advance pouring into Greece are shot down. This is a true story based on the life and exploits of the uncle of the author. The book contains images from the time together with an account of the author’s momentous trip to Corfu in 2020, when he was presented with the original compass from his uncle’s downed aeroplane. A truly unforgettable and tragic tale which will keep you reading to the bitter end. Foreword to book by Sir David Jason.

Meet Nigel Davies-Williams

Nigel Davies-Williams started off his career as a police officer, ending up as a police detective before then re-training to become a maths and science teacher, which he did for five years. Afterwards he spent time in the National Health Service. His main love has always been writing though but not as a professional or published author. He has always held a fascination with genealogical research and as an ex-detective with a fascination for family history, he longed to find out what happened to his uncle after he went missing over Greece in 1941. Years of research and some startling facts has produced this sensitively written and emotional story.

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?

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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.

Mary Finch and the Thief: A Mary Finch Mystery

Mary Finch and the Thief is the first in the Mary Finch Mystery series. It is 1893 and Mary Finch finds herself on the gritty and violent streets of Victorian London trying to clear her name.

When wrongfully accused of theft, Mary Finch is determined to track down the thief and prove her innocence. Her journey takes her from Baker Street, where her friends, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, live, to the dark and dangerous East End of London. On her trail are the suspicious Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, the evil butler of her employer, a mysterious gentleman who is not what he appears to be and a ruthless killer. Mary must hurry to find the truth before she is arrested and sent to jail.

Mary Finch continues her investigations in S S Saywack’s Mary Finch and the Grey Lady and Mary Finch and the Spy (soon to be released).


Meet S S Saywack

S S Saywack is the author of the Mary Finch Mysteries – Mary Finch and the Thief is the first adventure, shortly to be followed by Mary Finch and the Grey Lady and Mary Finch and the Spy. After a career as a Graphic Designer (leaving him with a love for typography) then an art teacher, he took to writing short stories, flash fiction (several having been online published) and novels for middle-grade readers. He has a love of history – Victorian England and the early twentieth century – as well as playing the guitar fairly well and the piano fairly badly (he has kind neighbours!). He lives in the East End of London, a place well suited for his creation, Mary Finch, to explore and to have her adventures.

Ledalina

Ledalina is the reconstructed text of a late nineteenth-century journal, written by an unnamed Dutch scholar, telling of dark and mysterious events that allegedly occurred in Durban just before the turn of the century, parts of which are as upsetting as they seem unusual for the period.

This fascinating journal has been translated to English and made available to the public for the first time since its discovery.

“But what is even more consuming than my fear, is my curiosity. I am still in the possession of Ms Ledalina’s letter, and the only way forward and the only way to ease my mind is to at least solve as much of this mystery as I can from my present position.”


Meet Ishmael O. Ross

Ishmael O. Ross is an author, technical writer and software architect. His stories appear in The Scarlet Leaf Review and The Opiate, and his first novel Dire Redemption has been published by The Unseeing Eye. Call him Ishmael.