Founder of the Readers Review Room, Traci Sanders is a multi-genre author of parenting, children’s, nonfiction guides, and romance books. She reads/reviews 2 books per month on average. Her preferred genres are: romance, comedy, non-fiction, children’s,some sci-fi and fantasy, suspense, and some crime thrillers. She does not read: horror including anything with vampires, zombies, or heavy paranormal. Traci is always ready to discover a new favorite Indie author!
Books reviewed by Traci:
The tension is palpable as the persecuted couple race against time and bigotry. Reviewers rave about this intimate, yet dangerous love story; that’s set against a canvas that is both vividly authentic and powerfully provocative. More info →
On the surface, Rachel is just an ordinary doctor, trying to stay alive in war-torn London, but she has a secret. Rachel is a Reacher – wanted by the government and by the criminal underworld – for her telekinetic powers.
Charlie and his brother John had a reputation for doing the impossible. But after losing his family, Charlie is a broken mess and John is barely keeping him afloat. In desperation, they take a job from a ruthless gang lord only to discover the girl they are hunting is a Reacher – one of their own kind.
James Roxton, a conman and thief, is searching for the man who tried to kill his mother. Suddenly embroiled into the plan to kidnap Rachel, he decides he can turn things to his own advantage.
Even with the help of dangerous and dubious allies, can Rachel turn the game around and save herself? More info →
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Imagination reigns in Carina. As Jade barters her way through four planets, she must battle gods, creatures, the elements, and her own fears and beliefs. Will she find her answers and escape before she’s trapped in Carina forever?
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Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots her escape using the only means at her disposal: a voice that brings church ladies to righteous tears, and makes both angels and devils take notice. "I'm going to New York City to sing jazz," she brags to anybody who'll listen. But the Big Apple--well, it's an awful long way from that dry patch of earth she'd always called home.
So when the smoky stages of New Orleans speakeasies give a whistle, offering all sorts of shortcuts, Emily Ann soon learns it's the whorehouses and opium dens that can sidetrack a girl and dim a spotlight...and knowing the wrong people can snuff it out.
Jazz Baby just wants to sing--not fight to stay alive. More info →
Beem Weeks tackles diverse issues running the gamut from Alzheimer’s disease to civil rights, abandonment to abuse, from young love to the death of a child.
Long-hidden secrets and notions of revenge unfold at the promptings of rich and realistic characters; plot lines often lead readers into strange and dark corners. Within Slivers of Life, Weeks proves that everybody has a story to tell—and no two are ever exactly alike. More info →
Bodyguard Holly Glasscock's martial arts skills can't help her untangle the dark secrets of the Smallwood family or the interwoven lives of historic Beacon Hill. Forthright Holly sees her dreams of a cop career fade as clever Liv eludes her.
Yet Liv and Holly must join forces to outwit Stealth, the genius whose identity split when his twin died. Torn between his own spider-like plan and his dead brother's growing control over the body they share, Stealth must give Brandon what he wants―and what Brandon wants is Liv Smallwood.
More than a tightly plotted thriller of unrelenting suspense, STEALTH MOVES spotlights female heroes in the real world, doing battle with frighteningly human villains. The mysteries unfold until the final, tantalizing page. More info →
The chosen ten, drawn together by a shape-shifting newspaper ad, all want something desperately.
When they gather at the home of the mysterious Dr. Nathan Gold and Myrus Golgochan, they’re offered something none of them can pass up—a one-time chance at a better version of themselves.
No loneliness. No stutter. No addiction. No anger. No dead-end career. No soul-killing despair.
Whatever has been keeping them from living the lives they’ve always wanted will be wiped out by two pills a day.
Or so Nathan and Myrus promise.
When the ten strangers decide to take a chance on this strange proposition, they have no idea that change has a ripple effect, and that the world will never be the same.
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The darkness of my depression is threatening to swallow me whole. I have to pull myself through, but my heart is breaking, and it feels impossible to be the support system my children need me to be. Most days, I find it hard to let go of what things were, but then there’s this spark, this flicker of hope. A little light shining bright in the dark, and I feel like life is worth living again.
Maybe life has a way of leading you to where you were always meant to be.
This book contains mature content and adult situations. This book is the sequel to Fractured Affections, it is not intended to be read as a stand alone novel. More info →
Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still he wants to be fast.
He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled.
He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup? More info →
Parenting . . . A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide seasoned, as well as new parents of children, newborn to adolescent.
Parenting has always been a trying job. Crypts found from the 11th century contain prayers from parents asking for help with their children. It’s the parents’ job to guide their children along the rocky road toward adulthood. Parenting . . . A Work in Progress can help you get there.
The five sections within this book cover elements of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. In addition, each section contains chapters especially pertinent to that particular age group.
• The Infants and Toddlers section discusses potty training, temperament and attachment, prenatal drug use, and sleep disorders.
• The Early Childhood section covers play, discovery learning, behavior in public, nutrition, and teaching children about death.
• The Middle Childhood section includes self-esteem, parenting styles, love and friendship, and bullying.
• The Adolescence section covers organized thought, dreaming, peer pressure, eating disorders, and social media.
The information in the fifth section containing two chapters, “Divorce” and “Siblings,” pertains to all age groups. Many references for further reading are found within the body of the eBook and at the end of each section in print.
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In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that "the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover. More info →
We 3 is a collection of stories – sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious, always authentic – about a baby boomer caring for her aging parents.
“There are many audiences for books of this type. People will read Ms. Snyder's work for: comfort from the feeling of aging, reflection of family closeness, to cope with caring for a loved one, and so much more.” – Travis Adams Irish
“I recommend this book! Theresa's collection of essays on living with her parents as their adult caregiver shed light on the ups and downs of re-combining the family unit after years spent apart.” – JKMohr
“The stories are charming, funny, thoughtful and informative for many of us who have, or will, taken care of our aging family.” – Marsha A. Schauer More info →
GeezWriter How-To: Outlining: An Author’s Guide to Organizing and Planning to Write Novels, Memoirs, and Narratives
Next it details the six stages of outlining while demonstrating with examples of how they save time and greatly enhance one’s skill at weaving complex storylines effectively. Each of the six stages offers its own section explaining and showing how each author can adapt it to fit individual preferences.
This how-to shows how outlining can also facilitate producing supplemental materials needed for cataloging and marketing, as well as how to produce outline-oriented texts such as synopses in response to requests by agents, editors, and publishers. It concludes with two recommended basic practice assignments, then one intermediate and one advanced. GeezWriter How-To Outlining has won countless skeptics to the ranks of avid outliners for writing success. More info →
After a detailed practice exercise, savvy authors are challenged to broaden their repertoire of advanced techniques. GeezWriter builds on these skills by deftly exploring myriad approaches for transforming everyday dialogue into compelling story-telling tools, then challenges writers with practice exercises from basic to advanced.
From avoiding amateur mistakes to mastering the traditional methods and many innovative new techniques, writers learn to finesse dialogue that succinctly brings the voices of characters vividly to life. More info →
Common themes in this picture book are saving water, conservation and tips for a cleaner environment. 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 →
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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Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filled with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.
Becky will soon learn none of this was an accident, and the council of Tsinia are certain her union with Darthorn's son, Kovon, will create peace. And although her future has been planned out, she gives her heart to another.
"llusional Reality was definitely one huge ride. The story is very unique, you won't find any stereotypical fantasy ploys in this novel! Karina Kantas has managed to do the almost impossible by weaving a thrilling story with romantic twists that will have you turning pages all night, and most probably give you quite a large book hangover. -- S.H
Illusional Reality is filled with intrigue, deception, and danger. The story holds your attention as the events play out. I identified with the characters, loving the facets of their personalities. Well done. I loved the book. -- B.C More info →
He meets his Mama and yearns to fly up in the sky. His Mama reassures him that one day he will be able to fly. His first attempt is half-flying, half-falling out of the nest. But, when he finally does learn how to fly, well, it’s time to say good-bye.
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"A gripping fantasy adventure. A FINALIST and highly recommended." -- The Wishing Shelf Awards
"..Very adventurous, thrilling,and action-packed."-- Litpick.com
"What a rich, complex world thisauthor has created!" -- author Sunshine Somerville
The mark means honor. The mark invites death.
On a distant planet, Eros thrives in the Human settlement he calls home. Raised to follow his grandfather's noble footsteps, he studies the details of each species that co-exist here. But when the mark appears, he's called to fight, which changes his life forever.
Forced to abandon his home, the mark makes him the hunted. He's attacked the night he arrives in the city. A tough, street fighter named Kenrya saves his life. When they join others on the same journey, her cynical attitude drives a wedge between the group.
Given the perils facing them, can they put aside their differences and trusteach other long enough to survive?
Discover this epic adventure where an individual's unique abilities can change the course of the future.
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Essays In Tribute To Life
*Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share
The simple lives of everyday people in a mundane world prove extraordinary in this collection of 54 personal-experience essays by novelist Stephen Geez. The eclectic mix of memoir, commentary, humor, and appreciation covers a wide range of topics, each beautifully illustrated by artists and photographers from the Fresh Ink Group. Geez catches what many of us miss, then considers how we might all share the most poignant of lessons. Been There, Noted That aims to reveal who we are, examine where we’ve been, and discover what we dare strive to become. More info →
Beverly seeks a new beginning in Tarpon Springs—until those she trusts steal control of her destiny, forcing a fight for her very survival.
All twelve-year-old Kevin wants is attention from the only man he respects, yet murder and the wrenching indifference of a callous legal system toward one vulnerable child proves even friendship might never be enough.
Riven by tragedy, consumed by grief, all three must confront the wondrous possibility that our indelible bonds may somehow transcend even death, that a cherished soul truly can find the way back.
Only together might this improbable family dare embrace their own brand of unexpected love, that infinite potential to achieve more than any one person can alone. Through it all, they are teased by the mystery of those dancing lights, a million pinpoints in every imaginable color swirling to form brilliant images of extraordinary lives. More info →
ATF Special Agent Carter Boone arrives in Oak Bend after following church fires across two states. Determined to find the suspect and make the arrest so he can earn his next promotion, Carter believes he has finally identified the arsonist: the brother of an Oak Bend police officer. But instead of making what he’d hoped would be an easy arrest, he finds himself locking horns with his suspect’s beautiful sister.
Police Officer Eve Sutton is conducting an investigation of her own. She knows her brother is innocent, even if the handsome but stubborn special agent in charge refuses to believe her. But as she gets closer to uncovering the truth, arson turns to attempted murder, and Eve discovers that her role in the investigation could cause her to become the killer’s next victim.
As Carter and Eve race to catch a deadly criminal, tempers clash and desires erupt, but the simmering passion between them is as difficult to contain as the fires burning in Oak Bend. Can they find the culprit before the town – and their hot romance – goes up in flames?
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Ann finds herself in California seeking out a Hollywood producer as the perpetrator and while there finds her soul coming back to life when she meets a young actor, Tyler Peters. She cringes at the idea of dating someone younger and becoming a ‘cougar’, but she may be able to use him for his Hollywood connections. An astonishing electricity between the two turns to a passionate and deep love that is tested by an unpredictable twist that comes when Ann figures out who is behind her sister’s death.
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15 Seconds to World Peace: An easy and practical way to create inner peace and contribute to world harmony
All the best maid of honor speeches involve funny stories and heartfelt feelings about the bride, and Jessica Banks’s speech is no exception.
Shame she drank almost her body weight in champagne before standing up to give it, however…
But maybe Jessica will meet her Mr Right at this wedding? After all, being a bridesmaid almost guarantees you’ll meet men. Right?
What could possibly go wrong?
Wedding Bubbles is a stand-alone short and sweet story. It’s also a prequel to the sexy, feel-good romantic comedy Styling Wellwood, Book 1 in the Wellywood Series.
"Kate O'Keeffe's sparkly and witty writing make this novella a super fun read" - Amazon reviewer
"A funny and warm-hearted tale" - Amazon Reviewer
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This certainly isn’t her idea of romantic.
What is Niccolo's real motive? Are his feelings genuine, or is she just a pawn to be used in his game strategy, whatever that might be?
This story is FREE! Grab your copy now!
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When her ex-husband sets out to recapture the empire he helped build, Lucille's life goes from hectic to haywire. The only bright spot she can see is with the ultimate off-limits option: a professional wrestler. Will she break her own rules for love, or will it be business as usual?
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Following Lisa’s near-death experience as a teenager, she is haunted by the emerald-green eyes of the stranger who saved her life. Her only connection to him is the leather jacket he left behind. Years later, she’s still reeling from the aftereffects of her injuries, convinced that no man will love her once he uncovers her secret. She lives a life of solitude and hides behind her days of monotony. And then James storms into her life.
After James helps a young girl in a car accident, he sets his life course—determined that nothing will stand in his way. Once he accomplishes his dreams, one unforeseen event changes his orderly existence into one of chaos. He spirals downward and can’t summon the strength to pull himself from the edge of despair. Until Lisa becomes a beautiful distraction.
Familiarity and a sense of peace draw them to one another. They soon discover they lived parallel lives that intertwined at the most crucial points. Can their revelations help them face their fears and move forward, or will history repeat itself?
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She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English prof’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along. More info →
He gets more than his share, though, when he heads out into the world on a quest to find A's friends B to Z. Where they are, is a mystery, but Billy has to find them before A is moving to a new home.
In a whirlwind of adventures, Billy has to brave raging rivers, fight fires, and deal with giant spiders, liars, and crooks. He will need all the help his new animal friends like Dudley Bug, Miss Eagerdig, Director Daydoze, and Gobble DeGoop can give him.
With only fourteen days to go, it's a race against time.Still, twenty-five letters should be hard to miss. After all, how big can the world be?
Will Billy keep his promise and find the letters in time, or will A lose her friends forever?
Billy wants adventures--and Holy Jotter, does he get them!
FANPENCILTASTIC has everything children will love; adventures, fun, friendship, a fairy tale, jokes, tongue twisters, mystery, and lovable animal characters.
Each of the twenty-six chapters features a fun adventure as we follow Billy the pencil over fields, through forests, into factories, across farm yards, and join his epic quest.
Mark Kelly, National School Principal:
"Fanpenciltastic sparkles with wit and humour, artfully smuggling the learning of words into a beautiful story of a pencil on a quest. Billy the Pencil is a character that children will love, bursting with energy, helping whoever he meets as he journeys through the world. The quality of Tessa's writing is matched by the gorgeous illustrations that stud the story. Very impressive indeed. My nine-year-old loved it."
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All her life, Fiona Madsen has dreamed of becoming a dancer—a dream that was shattered on her seventh birthday when her mom told her that dancing was not for “fat girls” like her. Now, Fiona is again confronted with her weight issues when the HR department at work kindly encourages her to attend a support group for people with health problems. Here, she connects with Skinny Stu from accounting and realizes the two of them have more in common than she could ever imagine.
To address their issues, Stu suggests the two sign up for a Dancing With the Local Stars competition. After much deliberation and soul searching, Fiona says yes and together they—Fat Fiona and Skinny Stu—embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. But they must overcome one major obstacle first… Fiona’s sister, who’s running for mayor, finds out about the competition and threatens to have Fiona disqualified.Will Fiona withdraw from the competition to protect her sister’s reputation or will she follow her childhood dream of becoming the ultimate Dancing Queen?
Set in everyday life in Seattle, Dancing Queen is a story of hope and finding the courage to be happy with who you are instead of who others think you are.
"Dance your heartbreak away with Dancing Queen.
Flagged by a new program at their mutual workplace for weight issues, co-workers Fiona and Stu are thrown together as an unlikely pair of unwilling participants. When quilting is suggested as a hobby to replace their total opposite eating disorders, they come up with their own plan to enter a dancing contest, a local version of Dancing With the Stars. Fiona, dubbed Fat Fiona nearly all her life, has long given up her 'closet dream' of dancing, thanks to her mother, whose bias towards Fiona's older, thinner, more successful sister, Violet, is as obvious as Fiona's big butt. Stu, on the other hand, is a calorie-counting, veggie-crunching skinny man with his own set of self-esteem issues, also thanks to sibling bias from a cruel-tongued parent--his father.
The transformation of Fi and Stu's unlikely friendship into two skilled dance partners is a marvelous story! Charlotte Roth uses stories from both characters' pasts to deal with life-altering self-image and self-worth issues. It's a joy to watch them slowly work through feelings of disappointment and heartbreak for ones of self-acceptance and finally hope, eventually leading to forgiveness and much more. With superb character development and a well-executed storyline, Dancing Queen was a joy to read, from start to up-lifting finish. There were several typos but none that took me out of the story, so I'm not deducting for them. I give this highly recommended read a solid five stars! Well done, Ms. Roth!" ~ L. Leger.
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But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.
The story—set in 2012 and the eighties in the sweet Seattle rain—is a celebration of life, love, friendship, motherhood, and that special bond of girls, daughters, women, and mothers across generations.
"Charlotte Roth caught my attention with the snappy chapter titles. She kept it with snappy dialogue, which I adore, unique characters, which I fell in love with, and a story filled with heartbreaking, humorous, and heartwarming moments.
It hasn't been easy for Eleanor, living with her tree hugging, 'hippie-like' parents. She's not happy when they move her from the east coast all the way to Washington state. After an exhausting cross-country drive with her parents in a U-Haul truck, they finally reach their destination, only to find the truck is filled with another family's belongings. After five days of being stranded with nothing of their own and limited funds, they finally decide to get some use out of the unclaimed contents of the truck. When they find an iron mailbox full of letters from 30 years ago, the two women in the family decide to read them. The tales of a young couple's struggles three decades earlier weave a complex and interesting pattern into this already interesting web of entertaining story line.
This first story of Ms. Roth reads like it's her tenth, with crisp, clean writing. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.
I give it 5 stars and high recommendations!"
Lori Leger, Author of Fictional Romance with a Cajun flair. Owner/Editor at Cajunflair Publishing
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Irene Hurt has always dreamed of having a large family with her adoring husband Bruce. That dream is shattered when her doctor performs a hysterectomy after the birth of her only son Scottie. Though heartbroken, Irene accepts the outcome and cherishes every moment with her son and her husband, until ... the day she gets the call every mother dreads. Scottie is injured in a mass school shooting and is rushed to the ICU, where he's put into a medically induced coma to wait out his fate.
Devastated, Bruce pulls away and even tries to convince Irene to remove Scottie's life support, to save his son from a life of lesser existence. But, Irene refuses to give up hope.
On her journey through grief, denial, anger and finally, acceptance, Irene discovers more about the events of that tragic day, the boy who shot her son and then took his own life, and the husband she thought she knew and could trust.
Will Scottie pull through and, once again, be the glue that keeps this family together? Or, will Irene accept that sometimes, the best thing a mother can do for her child is let go?
Set in the darkest hours of winter in Seattle, Holding on to Hurt tells the gripping story of one mother's fight to keep her son alive, no matter what she has to sacrifice.
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SILVER MEDAL WINNER - 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards - Memoir
MEDALIST - 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Best Memoir
WINNER of the 2015 TISBA Award
FINALIST Independent Author Network 2015 BOOK of the YEAR
FINALIST Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015
"...it gave me chills...made me weep" JoeS #amazon
"...you will need a box of tissues!" BMQ #goodreads
"...I laughed and cried out loud..." Arlene P #amazon
FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarrenew world they have been thrust into?
Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.
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Nyssa Lakin is twenty years old when her boyfriend, Reese, proposes marriage, and she finds herself unable to give him an immediate answer. She loves him, but at this stage in her life, with so many unanswered questions still ahead, is she really ready for marriage?
"How I regretted that I was unable to throw my arms around Reese's neck and cry out that age-old refrain from every romantic movie I'd ever watched as a child...I would always stare at the screen, and want to shout at them, 'But how can you know for sure?'"
Nyssa’s choice will determine the direction of her life. In concurrent storylines, If I Had Said examines how Nyssa’s future plays out in the aftermath of this significant decision. One narrative follows the next ten years in the life of Nyssa Nowles, who said yes to Reese’s proposal; the other, the life of Nyssa Lakin, who said no. Through hardship, joy, and sorrow, as well as occasional misgivings about whether she did the right thing, each version of Nyssa works hard to overcome the challenges of the journey that follows her decision.
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Part of the proceeds from this book will go to a women's centre in the UK.
5 star reviews for Walls of Silence:
“The wonderfully written characters and the world in which they find themselves in, Italy in the sixties is captivating and superbly done.”
“A very powerful novel that is filled with abuse, strength, sadness and love.”
“A well written book, it was difficult for me to put it down.”
“This is a story which leaves you thinking at the end. Well done.”
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Welcome to Solvik - a seemingly cozy little town on the Norwegian coast. It's an idyllic place with old, white wooden houses, almost a touch of paradise. However, under the surface lays intrigues, jealousy, and rivalry, threatening to destroy friendships. Emmelin inherits her childhood home and must decide whether to sell it or move back to Solvik. With a husband who can't stand the country life, and no jobs available, the decision seems like an easy one. Confronted with decisions made in her younger days, she now faces deep remorse and indecisiveness. Trying to justify her actions and make things right, Emmelin discovers she's far from the only one withholding the truth and hiding dark secrets and lies.
In the midst of accusations, devious intentions, and new love, can Emmelin forgive and forget her father's betrayal and let go of the family drama from her past? Is she finally ready to embrace the future and trust her second chance at romance and love?
Time for Honesty is the first book in the Solvik series - sweet small-town romances with elements of mystery. All the books in this family series are standalone novels. More info →
Lainey is terrified that Walker will divulge their secret. If he does, Lainey is a dead woman. But despite the danger, she can't forget the one passionate night she spent in Walker's arms. Walker demands answers from Lainey: What secret is she hiding? Why is she so afraid? And when people begin dying, he wants to get to the bottom of it. Why is the police chief trying to brush off the deaths? Why doesn't he want Walker to work the cases? What kind of secrets is he hiding?
Drawn together, unable to deny their passion, they risk their lives. Lainey is trapped. Walker is determined to save her and uncover the truth. Can they expose the secrets before a ruthless man destroys any hope for a brighter future? More info →
Little by little, Emma begins to open her heart again. But Jack has a past, too. And it's come back to haunt him, wreaking havoc on their budding romance. Can Emma let go of the hurt and learn to trust Jack completely? Or is their relationship doomed to be a one act play? More info →
Perhaps no one would, if the letter in which Abigail reflects on changing times and lost opportunities weren't addressed to Jacqueline Onassis, and the man who would never be the same weren't John F. Kennedy Jr. Put aside all you think you know and jump into the greatest love story the world has never known. More info →
Three knocks on my door.
One surprise visit.
One person, who I thought was gone forever.
Nothing will be the same.
This book contains mature content, and adult situations.
Book One of series. More info →
History teacher Fritz Russell walks through his classroom door to find Robert E. Lee resting in the woods on the day after the surrender at Appomattox. Fritz loves history, and entering the past seems a gift, the chance for a great adventure. He’s been bored teaching the same old stuff year after year, and here’s a chance to make it new. But when the classroom door opens to the Oval Office, he realizes that his time portal might also be put to serious purpose. The president wants his help on behalf of national security.
Fritz does not believe he will be endangered by using his door to travel across time and space. And the president appears to be a great guy. But will Fritz’s own government consider him expendable if he cannot solve the mystery of the portal? He doesn’t have much time. More info →
The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state's high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.
Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?
This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series.
Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago
THE 9TH HOUR NIGHT EYES PAST RITES
What people are sayingabout THE 9TH HOUR:
The 9th Hour cometh! Despite - or because of - knowing so many writers, I stillfeel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tinglebecause I think it's GOOD. I read MANY books and I only review and recommendthose I really like, so of course this shows my taste as a reader. If you likemodern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this. A newdetective walks the mean streets of my bookshelves - Temeke. The 13thSign Publishing. More info →
Feisty, controlled, and ready to take on the world in stilettos and a power suit, 29-year-old Brooke Mortimer has no idea what's about to hit her.
More than a little work-obsessed, Brooke is determined to catapult her New Zealand business to the next level by wooing corporate America with her professional savvy and sass.
But when America's checkbook comes waltzing in attached to the sexy, rugged, and tanned Logan McManus, Brooke is wary of relinquishing control to a man--any man--especially to one who sets her on fire. She's been there, done that, and only managed to get burned in the end. No way, not this time. What Brooke doesn't know is a bumpy-ride with a foreigner might be exactly what she needs, even if it is a ride she's reluctant to take.
Can Brooke finally relinquish control and trust her heart to make a few decisions of its own?
Escape to beautiful New Zealand in this "tremendously enjoyable" (InD'tale Magazine) "sexy, feel-good chick lit romp" (Geralyn Corcillo, Amazon Best Selling Author).
FINALIST for the International 2016 RONE Award for Chick Lit!
(Formerly known as 'The Heartbroker')
Suitable for readers 16+
Books in the Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series:
0. Wedding Bubbles (short story prequel)
1. Styling Wellywood
2. Miss Perfect Meets Her Match
3. Falling for Grace
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When Abby unexpectedly runs into an old crush she hasn’t seen in thirteen years, she can’t help but notice he’s hotter than ever. Max wouldn’t give her the time of day back then, but to her total surprise, he seemed very interested in her now.
Just as things are heating up with Max, Adam shows up claiming he still loves Abby and leaving her was the biggest mistake of his life. Adam finally gives Abby answers as to why he left and is asking for another chance.
Abby must now make the biggest decision of her life…which man deserves a second chance?
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Jessie McGrath is happily married to Geoff, and together they run a small equestrian centre on the outskirts of Bayrush. Jessie is finally pregnant with her second child, and life couldn’t be better. But will their dreams come true or will they fall to pieces?
Sophia Wynthrope can’t escape the emptiness of widowhood. After thirty-five years of marriage New York holds too many memories of her treasured husband. Is she chasing foolish dreams by travelling to Ireland, or can she possibly find the peace she craves in a place called Bayrush?
An unexpected encounter will spark a chain of events that will entwine their lives for ever … More info →
Chase is a savvy businessman who only knows how to make money with investments, buying and selling Real Estate and of course running an illegal casino on his cruiser.
Chase is bored and ready to return to shore when he glimpses the sexy honey complexioned woman meandering through the crowd on the lower deck. He is smitten and would do anything for her attention.
A clandestine meeting with a stranger just after her shift, has Maggie feeling butterflies. She believes the stranger to be a guest on the ship, one she’d served just a few hours ago. However, when her boss, whom she’d never met, summons her for drinks, she isn’t happy. Nevertheless, not wanting to lose her job in the middle of the ocean she accepts, only to realize the man she’d found herself attracted to, is no other than her mysterious boss, Chase McMillan.
His Sacrifice For Love will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Chase does everything to prove his love. One night of passion, a baby and a father who is dead set against having a poor colored girl as daughter-in-law.
Everything comes crashing down as the most eligible bachelor in Florida, takes himself off the market, sacrificing all he has for love.
This romance novel contains no explicit scenes and very mild language. Suitable for ages 16+ and Christians.
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Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 2)
6 - 12 y
Children's non-fiction - education - animals - mammals More info →
Abigail Phelps and John Kennedy Jr. weren't destined to live happily ever after. In this, the dramatic conclusion to the Abigail Phelps Series, we learn that there is something even better than a fairy tale ending. Sometimes it's better to have no ending at all.
"How do you know your heart is still beating? Do you have to see it or feel it to know? No, you just know. You know because you live. Well, Abby is my heart and I'm hers. We just know."
THE ABIGAIL PHELPS SERIES
I've Loved These Days ~ Scenes From Highland Falls ~ Two Thousand Years More info →
Will Lana Malloy solve the twenty-year-old double murder of her great aunt and her great aunt’s fiancé by Memorial Day? If she can, they’ll spend eternity together; if she can’t, they’ll be stuck as Haunted Hearts for another year.
Projected Scheduled Releases:
Book 2: Get Out or Die - July 2015
Book 3: The Wedding Crasher
Book 4: Christmas Cruise
Book 5: Haunted by Her Past - Fall 2017
Book 6: Demi's Serial Case - TBA
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Margot gets an unexpected visit: The fanciful adventures of a grounghog (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 1)
You will also enjoy the unique and touching photo-images of nature in Quebec, and an unpredictable anecdote on the special haircut for ice hockey fans.
Fiction (5 – 9 y)
Genre: children’s fantasy and nature
This is the first book in the series ‘Nature in Quebec: Surprising Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife’.
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Bullying is an issue in many children’s lives. This book will help to make your child bully-proof.
Billy Field celebrates his tenth birthday with his school friends, but Eddy Jost is upset at not being invited to the party. When Billy receives a special present from his granddad Eddy finds out, and wants it for himself. Using bullying tactics Eddy takes the present, leaving Billy devastated. And worse, Billy feels he has to keep his loss a secret from his parents and granddad.
Max Turner, Billy’s best friend's sister, wants to help Billy, and she tells Billy's granddad. Max and Granddad hatch a plan to recover the present.
What is Max’s plan? Does the bully get what's coming to him? Will Billy get his present back?
Billy Has A Birthday is the first title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children, each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions on difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.
Buying this book today will support your child in the battle against bullying; a destructive and unpleasant behaviour. More info →
The delusions of a woman detached from reality? Or the scandalous, well-kept secrets of the greatest love story the world has never known? In the second installment of the Abigail Phelps Series, Abigail's stories become even more difficult to believe, and absolutely impossible to deny.
THE ABIGAIL PHELPS SERIES
I've Loved These Days ~ Scenes From Highland Falls ~ Two Thousand Years
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When Mitch Campbell encounters Jessica and Hope, he jumps to all the wrong conclusions. Can he put his judgments aside and deal with his past and make a new future for all of them and will they find shelter in each other’s hearts? More info →
Franky is a beautifully colored pink flamingo but, he doesn’t know the right food to eat. He tries food that other birds like but he doesn’t enjoy any of them. Then, the unthinkable happens. His adored pink color begins to fade. What will Franky do now? Find out in Franky, The Finicky Flamingo. More info →
"Packed with love, laughter, and deliciously devious frenemies, Friends ForNever is an entertaining romantic comedy for the keeper shelf!" ~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author More info →
Twenty-eight-year-old, Madison Barrett, and her husband, Eric, decide it’s time to start a family? She’s young. She's healthy—until she gets news no woman wants to hear . . .
As the holidays come, it becomes harder for Madison to deal with her situation.
"Excellent writing and realistic example of how loosing focus on your helpmate can strain the relationship..."
"I laughed and I shed a few tears. For such a short book it is well-written and packs an emotional wallup."
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