Luciana Correa is a teacher and a writer; she is the proud mother of three boys, who make her days, and a brain tumor survivor.
Luciana believes writing is a precious gift, a life saver, and it must receive recognition. She writes reviews to support those who invest their lives in doing that.
At 10 years old, as the winner of a national competition, she met Lygia Fagundes Telles, an outstanding Brazilian writer-2016 Nobel Prize nominee. The day they met, Lygia prophesied: “There’s a writer inside you, Luciana, and one day she will leap out and save your life.”
The brain tumor proved Lygia right. Although benign, the thing wreaked havoc in Luciana’s brain. She could not set a coffee machine without instructions because the region damaged by the tumor dedicates to writing and logical thinking. One may ask: “What? Do you need logical reflection to set a coffee machine?” You’d be surprised with the minor activities you do using that part of your brain.
The surgery took the doctors eight hours. The large brain destruction caused confusion and instability. Luciana needed to work to take her life back, so the real challenge began.
Thinking was painful and her doctor recommended her to write. The appropriate therapy to restructure her mind; she needed to build a new route to coherent ideas. “Write stories. The chain of events will help your brain.”
The therapy called the reader and urged the writer to the surface. As a grown up, she never applied herself to writing before the tragic circumstances.
Nowadays she is the proud author of a 4 and 5 star paranormal trilogy-The Knaast Saga-the books are in the hands of an editor in preparation for relaunch. She also writes YA sci-fi.
For police officer Tessa Holly, it’s not a feeling; it’s a fact. She can change her body any way she chooses. She will never grow sick or old.
Born a descendant of Ireland’s magical Tuatha dé Danann (Clan of Danu), Tessa expects to follow her clan’s Rules in all things—friendships, career, even marriage.
But when her brother and a human girl are seized by enemies bent on stealing Danann longevity, the Rules don't help. To rescue the captives, Tessa must rely on a man no one trusts as her guide through cairns, castles and cathedrals of Ireland and Britain in search of her people’s greatest treasures.
Along the way, she discovers a power greater than all others. If she uses it, she could save—or destroy—her people. More info →
The police are convinced the serial killer is a woman, which fascinates Roger. He nicknames her “Tease”, and is determined to make her the central character in his next novel.
When Roger meets the mysterious Tess Galloway at his local bar, he believes he has finally met a woman he can fall in love with. He’s shocked at how perfect they are for each other. But he knows no one is ever what they seem, including himself.
Then the terrible dreams begin. Roger has always had the gift of channeling the dreams of people he was closest to, but he has never had violent and disturbing dreams like these before. They are from the viewpoint of Tease, and they terrify Roger with their brutality and rage. He can’t decide if he’s channeling the dreams of Tess or if he’s going crazy. But he must know.
This is the beginning to a novel about love, obsession and madness. Tease is part thriller, part love story, and part supernatural fiction. It will intrigue and haunt you from the first page to the last. More info →
The Dragon and the Scholar Saga, Book One
On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar, Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if doing so proves dangerous.
Finding herself strangely drawn to the company of the dragon, Gnaw, Shannon must force herself out of her safe world of books and botany to come to the aid of her unexpected ally in a strange kingdom, cursed by a fateful encounter with a dragon and the loss of a beloved prince. Can she learn to put aside her fears, and perhaps sacrifice her deepest desires, to help a friend and restore a family? More info →
Hannah Marco, the older woman who draws Sampson into a deadly plot with a bold promise of complete surrender. Arley Ruttlinger, the young spitfire who wants Hannah out of her life because of a past love affair with her father she believes caused her mother’s death.
Hate has festered deep. Arley will stop at nothing to destroy Hannah, even fling herself at Rand Calder, who would do anything to keep Arley coming into his bed.
A pact is sealed; Sampson is lead into the mountains lashed to a packhorse, where Calder orders his men to kill him and bury his body.
When Arley hears Calder admit he ordered Sampson killed, the myth of Calder professing his love for her is shown for what it is; a lie!
She must warn Sampson a new plan is about to be set in motion, to end her father’s leadership over the territory and have the fastest gunfighters on Calder’s payroll draw down on Sampson. Now Arley and Sampson must join forces, as Calder confronts them in a church filled with women and children praying for the safe return of their men folk.
They both have endured too much for her to lose him now. She will take up a gun against the man she has come to hate in order to save the man she now loves." More info →
Struggling to survive the deepest of betrayals, the Rangers face a dark and foreboding time, as the world of Hir changes dramatically around them.
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The fate of Hir depends on the courage and skills of the heroic Rangers and their small Vaar'da companion, as they struggle to save the world of Hir from impending disaster.
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Then she meets Daniel, the one who makes her question everything. Who is Daniel, and why does he keep disappearing?
When her sister is murdered, Tamzin's mom is the lead detective on the case, which soon turns into a serial killing spree. The deaths mirror the case of Jack the Ripper, but there couldn't be a connection. Could there?
Tamzin is now on the case. More info →
In 'The Final Straw' - an only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.
A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that herald’s a bloodbath. Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?
This tale of revenge spans almost two decades, yet the police are chasing shadows; it builds in pace and tension to a thrilling climax against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet West Country town. More info →
Sean Kelly considered himself an average 16-year-old, living in an average neighborhood in a small University town. Nothing too exciting ever happened in Grover's Corners, Missouri; some might even label it boring. His ordinary life was disrupted when a distant relative dropped by at the beginning of his Junior year in high-school. A distant relative from the 23rd Century.
Two 16-year-olds in a time machine. What could possibly go wrong? More info →
In the epic conclusion to the Shadows Trilogy of the Rangers of Laerean series, much lore from the ancient past is learned, while the shadow of the great Dragon Spirit, Narwyrm, looms over them all.
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The investigation ultimately turns up Federal investigations into a rap music label and a cache of missing firearms, a dog fighting ring, the blackmailing of a famous actress, and exposes far more things about Cadillac's background than William Avery, NOPD’s Chief of Detectives, ever wanted to know when he assigned the Detective to find a solution to the case which would “reach a conclusion in line with everyone’s perception of justice”. More info →
Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price.
A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present.
Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again. His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, and his people’s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most: his own power.
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When Stella is brought in to consult with Father Malvan of St. Hedwig’s Church in Detroit, Carter is stunned by a strange occurrence that makes him question the limits of age and the existence of magic. The presence of a mysterious stone and the heartbreaking toll it takes on Father Malvan is only the beginning, as the pair begin a dangerous journey to help track down a demon before it claims his soul. At the crossroads of miracles and curses, Stella and Carter must confront the stunning reality that nothing is ever as it seems...
Danger lurks in even the holiest of places, as Stella and Carter once again face the reality of hell on Earth when curses fly and the souls of men hang in the balance. Don’t miss a heart-pounding moment of this acclaimed thriller series and grab your copy of The Byzantine Connection today!
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The ideas the city’s newest residents have about the troubled neighborhood’s future seem intent upon once again displacing the city’s poorest citizens, many of whom are still grappling with Hurricane Katrina’s lingering aftermath. It’s an election year and condominium developers and the local king of gentrification have the favor of the City Council.
It’s up to Detective Holland, despite his ‘talent’ for making a mess of things, to investigate something that isn’t a crime and avoid stirring the city’s treacherous political waters. More info →
When all hope seems lost, Stella hears whispers of an ancient gold scroll with an incantation powerful enough to remove any curse – even the one that threatens to kill her son. But the last time anyone saw the scroll was over a thousand years ago, when it was locked into an onyx box and loaded onto a ship in Trieste. A ship that never reached its destination.
Despite the odds, Stella sets out once again with Carter on a race against time to save her son. In this fast-paced, action-packed adventure, Stella and Carter must discover the scroll before someone figures out how to activate Gabriel’s curse again – turning him, once more, into the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.
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