Hacking George

After a vicious road-rage attack, George Sanderson believes he has the power to influence fate and set the world to rights. But playing games with people’s lives is fraught with danger. And when George’s life starts to fall apart, he has to confront the chilling truth… Someone is manipulating him.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Not To Be Missed.” – Reedsy Discovery

Meet Bob Palmer

Bob Palmer has been, in chronological order, a construction worker, town planner, rock drummer, graphic designer, award-winning adman, entrepreneur, scriptwriter and movie producer. He gets bored easily.
In his spare time, he’s been caught in a Utah desert flash flood, set off the alarms at Area 51, and renovated a 17th century cottage with his infinitely patient author and book cover designer wife Berni Stevens.
Hacking George is his debut novel. It combines his love of the absurdity of the world we live in, of grand concepts, and the fact that even the smallest of events can spin a life in an entirely new direction.
His next novel, another instalment in the life of George, is scheduled for release in spring 2023.

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.

The Diseased

Paige Hanson wakes up to a question that turns her stomach; “Where is your husband?”

As she struggles to grasp the wisps of memory returning to her she begins to realise that there’s more at stake than Leo’s whereabouts.

With no other leads in their investigation the State turns on Paige, painting her as the number one suspect in her husbands disappearance.

She’s left with no choice but to turn towards the teachings of the one person she swore never to become in order to prove her innocence and, along the way, begins to realise that some questions are best left unanswered.


Meet SM Thomas

I enjoy writing, reading, drinking, terrible television and dancing around my living room to Beyoncé or T-Swift.

I studied script writing a long time ago.

I stumbled into a life of administration even longer ago.

I’ve wanted to be a writer even before all of that.

I self-published parts one and two of ‘The Light’ over the last few years and it was without doubt one of my proudest and most terrifying experiences. Putting your work out into the world always is.

Now I’m doing it all over again with The Diseased.

Thanks for joining me in this madness.

The Mountaineer’s Painting

Kevin Frost finds an expensive looking frame at a yard sale. For some reason the glass in the frame is painted over. Upon uncovering the painting beneath he finds a haunting mountainscape. That night he begins to dream about the painter’s fatal climb. And when he wakes he finds the painting has changed. This is a ghost story, a love story, and a murder mystery. If you loved the Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze movie ‘Ghost,’ you’ll love this suspenseful book.
Winner of the 2021Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for excellence in paranormal fiction.

Editorial Review

Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!

Reviewed By Natalie Soine for Readers’ Favorite

The Mountaineer’s Painting: A Ghost Story by David Francis Curran tells the story of Kevin Frost, who feels compelled to drop everything that he is currently working on to go in search of the artist and anybody who may know something about a painting that he purchased from a yard sale. Kevin hangs the scenic painting in his bedroom and, as he sleeps, he starts to have dreams about a group of mountain climbers and a tragic accident that may not have been an accident at all. Kevin investigates the untimely death of a climber and in the process learns everything he can about mountain climbing, the rest of the climbers who were part of the group when the accident occurred, and the deceased climber’s widow.

What a delightful, enjoyable story. David Francis Curran includes images of basic equipment and there is a key to their purpose at the end of the book. The Mountaineer’s Painting is well written with many lively characters that we can all relate to, an exciting story, and a compelling plot that is well thought out. This novel is a quick, easy read filled with intrigue and anticipation, all keeping the reader interested from beginning to end. I enjoyed this unusual story and the pictures make a nice change. The author introduces the main character in the beginning so that the reader can create a mental picture of what he would look like. The interwoven twists, turns, and intrigue of people’s lives make for a thrilling novel. There are no negative aspects to this story, and with no bad language or erotic scenes, it is suitable for all ages. A well-earned five out of five!


Meet David Francis Curran

David Curran–David Curran IV on imdb.com, lives in the Montana wilderness with his wife of 51 years, his daughter, four cats, two dogs and until recently one chicken.

Escaping This World: Departing The Shores of Their Fathers (Escaping This World: A Modern Crime Thriller Book 1)

Instead of going home directly after a tough week at work, Giles Greenwood and his brother Michael arrive at their favourite pub with their friends Phillip and Francis. Unbeknownst to them, two crime gangs planned to meet at that location to conclude an illicit transaction involving international terrorism plans. Phillip is fatally shot during a brawl that accidentally consumes all the gathered groups. The two criminal gangs quickly disperse, leaving Giles wrongfully implicated in Phillip’s murder. The three agree they must pursue the man who killed Phillip and bring him to justice to absolve Giles. Many elements of their pursuit are unforeseen. They use clandestine crime routes to head out to sea, where dangers quickly surround them. There is much at stake for Giles. He is torn to protect his fragile brother Michael, exonerate himself, and find the elusive happiness he yearns for. However, the quest seems to have a life of its own. The threesome feels they are not in control, and events sweep them further away into an uncertain world. The companions now learn the world’s hard truths and must rely upon each other only. They steer towards Brazil, deeper into a perilous criminal underworld of dark conspiracy which they are unprepared for. A broader international conflagration is about to begin due to their pursuit. A shadowy Illuminati-like organisation is revealed at the centre of all matters as Giles, Michael, and Francis have unknowingly become active players in a more expansive and dangerous struggle by the world’s dark forces.

Meet Mark Ashmore

Born in Canada, Mark now lives in London, UK. Mark is currently working on books four and five of the series. Mark lists his literary influences as: Joseph Conrad Thomas Hardy JRR Tolkien Stendhal John le Carré Upcoming Works: 1) The Duel: The Story of Sergei and Maria-Due July 2023 2) Vasily: Prequel to Escaping This World-The story of Vasily (Part 2)

Crimson Winter

Lucy Wang, a Chinese woman in her forties, leads an idyllic life in Montreal under the protective wing of her husband Patrick Harris, an English Canadian entrepreneurial millionaire whose career is on the rise and whom she loves deeply. However, her crystal castle cracks when she discovers that Patrick is having a passionate affair with an unknown woman. Chance leads her to learn of a new method for tackling the problem, unknown in the West but all the rage in China. She travels there to get more information and upon her return home decides to set her plan in motion. Torn between her internal conflicts and mixed feelings toward Patrick, Lucy ignores that in addition to standing up to her rival in love, she will have to face powerful adversaries in the shadows, to the point of risking her own life. Her dilemma: to accept defeat and quit or gather up the necessary courage to transform herself into a new woman and go further to meet the ultimate consequences.
A wonderful and gripping read that will most certainly stick with you long after you have finished reading it.


Meet Ken Adams

I would love you to meet me and my novel at: https://manybooks.net/featured-authors/k-adams-infidelity-and-cultural-variables-in-a-fast-paced-mystery-thriller

Mysteries at Treasure River

Mysteries At Treasure River I was running behind a potential story for my first ever field report as a journalist. A story that needed closure for the society that it was entangled in. It was a mystery that opened doors for more mysteries and forever changed my life, along with the people around me at that time in the small sleepy town of Treasure River. Unlike the articles I carve for public display, this book is sculptured to preserve the memories of a story that left me shackled prohibiting me from sharing it with the world. A story to remind me that every mystery that we try to hide comes with strings attached. Mysteries At Treasure River Mysteries at Treasure River is a SciFi mystery adventure novel written from the first person perspective. The person that was writing the story is a young journalist that is trying to get a big breakthrough to enhance the career as a journalist. The story takes place in a rural area and the people that this young journalist meet only displays the character qualities of humans that we meet on a short encounter. Because this is written in first person perspective the character qualities stay inline with the perspective of the writer. The reader gets the ability imagine the physical nature of the story teller with complete freedom to their liking and comfort. This is also extended to other characters and locations as well. The plot on the other hand have incredible twists and terns leading up to a discovery that is science fiction in nature but with a hint of reality lurking. It’s the small factors and points that ends with couple of sentences that really demand the readers attention. The book is about a 5 hour read with a nice flow where the different story line come together to form a grand out come. The pace of the story is quick on the other hand and have few moving parts which demands the readers focus and imagination. Hope you have a great read !!! Written & Reading Perspective: This book was written from the perspective of a young journalist coming home from an incident that took place in the past few days. Restricted from the journalistic way this young person puts memories in to words and writes this book for personally keeping the story of the incident from fading away from memory. A book that was written to be shelved forever out of the public eye. Just to keep the memories alive while they last and relevant. The following novel should be read in the mind space of a book that is written by a young journalist coming from a dramatic few days of investigations for story and writing that experience that was absorbed during those few days into paper to preservation of memory. The term “Botanical Warfare” is an attempt from the authors behalf in introducing a novel term where it meant the weaponization of botanical science for defensive or offensive actions.

Meet Nipuna D. Ranasinghe

This is my first time dropping my pen in the ink to write a book. In this novel I try to look at a SciFi angle that is not a common topic. This book is written from a first person perspective of a young journalist that went to a small sleepy town called Treasure River for a filed report. But when more he dive into the story more mysterious it gets. End of the day the law got in the way to tell the story to the world. To preserve the memory of what look place in Treasure River this young journalist did what is known by putting the story to written word. The reader would be reader would be reading the book as a books found buried in the young journalists shelf. The book is written in an angle were to preserve the memories and for phycological relief. The character that were met by young journalist in Treasure River was for the first time and for short periods thus limiting character back stories.

Everyone Burns

It is January 2005, and the charred remains of two Europeans have been discovered on the Thai island of Samui. Local Police Chief Charoenkul, sidelined by his superiors, enlists the reluctant David Braddock, a burnt-out private detective, to assist in an ‘unofficial’ investigation. But Braddock has problems of his own, including an affair with the same Police Chief’s wife…

Meet John Dolan

John Dolan travels and talks a lot. He is the author of two mystery/thriller series, as well as being a polymath and occasional smarty-pants. John doesn’t do politics, religion or laundry.

Paper Targets

Art, math, obsession, and greed. An artist who confesses to murders through her drawings, and a stuttering computer criminal, have their paths collide while both are struggling to make amends for their past failures. Part Montana wilderness, part techno, and part desperate love, Paper Targets is a story of confessions. But more than crime, Paper Targets is infused with nature and solitude and unpacks questions about why people sometimes do bad things. Based on the actual fringe events of two of the world’s largest criminal frauds: the collapse of WorldCom and Enron.

Meet Steve Saroff

Steve Saroff is the host of the podcast Montana Voice, and the author of over 30 traditionally published short stories, first printed in Redbook and other national magazines. His available books include Paper Targets; The Long Line of Elk; and, the forthcoming Mixed Drinks. He was a runaway who became a ‘coder’ and then started several software companies. Two of his start-ups were purchased by public corporations. He was the founder of FreeMail Inc, the first commercially successful web-based email system. FreeMail was acquired just before the criminal fraud and combined collapse of WorldCom and Enron (still the world’s largest criminal frauds). His novel Paper Targets was written about the criminals that swirled about him during that corrupt and mysterious time.

Eagle River Detectives, Book 1, This One’s for You, Dad!

#1 New Release in Children’s Intermediate Readers Books. In this compelling mystery, 15-year-old Carly Grant takes on most of her small town to clear her father’s name. With the help of her siblings and her new boyfriend, the Eagle River Detectives comb through the town’s history, search an abandoned building, escape a fire, and foil the crooked town sheriff to find the truth. Carly is a great role model for girls of all ages. Very well written. You can’t put this one down

Meet Katherine H. Klemp

Hi to you all! I love to write and I love kids (I had eight!). The Grant kids in this book have become very dear to me. This will be a four book series, so I am getting to know these fun, amazing characters very well. I hope you fall in love with them, as have I. “Eagle River Detectives, Book Two, Tim Grant, Reluctant Hero” is up on Amazon, and can be preordered now.