Fairy Tale in New York by Nicky Wells

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New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

Fairy Tale in New York is now available in Kindle and paperback editions from all Amazon domains, including: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Spirits Of Christmas by Nicky Wells

SpiritsChristmas_NW_Cover_500Spirits of Christmas: A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol

At one time, up-and-coming rock singer Jude had it all: a great band, a platinum record, a loving girlfriend. This Christmas, however, he is well down the road towards spontaneous self-destruction.

Unwitting at first, Jude has progressively alienated his band and driven away the love of his life. Tonight, the night before Christmas Eve, he has broken the final taboo during a disastrous gig. Yet Jude doesn’t see how badly his life has derailed, not until a ghostly procession of legends passes through his bedroom with a series of vivid and powerful wake-up calls.

Will the Spirits help Jude put the friendship, love, and rock music back into his Christmas?

Spirits of Christmas is a modern-day rock’n’roll adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. This novella will enchant romance readers, rock lovers, fans of ghost stories, and everybody who adores the festive season.

Amazon UK : Amazon.com
About Nicky Wells

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Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas
| Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York

Join Nicky: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Romantic Novelists’ Association | Sapphire Star Publishing | Amazon | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places.

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Triangle by Jonathan Cotty

Triangle Front Cover 2Triangle is work of fiction, written by Jonathan Cotty and set in modern-day England. It is the first in the DS Jackson series.
With elections looming, the British government rolls out Operation Virtus, a massive investigation tasked with tackling the issue of illegal immigration into the UK. As punishment for previous insubordination, DS Raymond Jackson is assigned the apparently mundane task of collating information on behalf of this cross-divisional operation. In addition, he is ordered to simultaneously handhold a greenhorn throughout the process in the form of new recruit, DC Jason Stephenson.

But when DI Rosie Blake mysteriously disappears and a new, potent grade of heroin starts hitting the streets, Tarnside police force suddenly find their resources stretched to the limit. As increasing numbers of users become victims of an accidental overdose, it becomes clear that it is a race against time to prevent more people dying.

Then an horrific murder is committed.

In short order, the local force receive an outrageous ransom demand – one million pounds for the safe return of their officer.
A local, small-time street dealer and a young, homeless girl with a speech impediment hold vital clues ultimately separating life from death. Manning a skeleton team and with limited experience, DS Jackson is caught in a race against time to decipher the connections.

In the end, he will have to take a leap of faith…

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NA9AL9S

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NA9AL9S

Blog : http://jonathancotty.wordpress.com/

Biography

profile picJonathan Cotty is a British author whose gritty debut crime thriller, Triangle, was released in September, 2014. He has previously worked as a proof reader for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). In addition, he is a contributor and the editor for Riffle magazine, the Association of Barbel Fishers (ABF) specialist publication.

Jonathan has a passion for working with the homeless and those with dependency issues, which contrasts with his love for being alone in the great outdoors, often fishing! He lives with his fiancé, Chloe, along with their cat, Tinsel and their three chickens in Surrey, UK.

Heroes and Villains by Fiction Writers Group

WAIII_ebook_coverWe all wear masks.

Fiction Writers Group strikes again with Writers Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains, an action-packed anthology of truly epic proportions. What makes a hero? What makes a villain? Can good and evil really be separated so easily?

Travel from the distant past of epic poems to the high-tech futures of tomorrow as our contributors consider these questions, as well as external influences that mold and shape us into the heroes, or villains, that we become.

Writers Anarchy III: Heroes & Villains isn’t all about the latex, though the collection boasts stories like “The Rise and Fall of Red Brick and Humble Pie”, “The Truth About Tony”, “Hero Hazha”, “Birth of a Villain”, “Let Sirius into Fire Melt”, “The Matchmaker”, and “D.N.A.” for those seeking all things super.

Fall in with kidnappers, werewolves, ancient warriors, Egyptian gods, tooth fairies, and thieves. Animals and humans alike grace the pages of this wildly diverse anthology that blurs the line between right and wrong.

Which mask fits you?

The book is set to release Dec. 1st, but is already available for preorder on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats (http://amzn.com/0692230483)

Distracted Driving: The Multi-Tasking Myth by Luke W Russell

 
Distracted Driving: The Multi-Tasking Myth (Non-Fiction) by Luke W Russellhttp://www.amazon.com/Distracted-Driving-Multi-Tasking-Myth-Judge-ebook/dp/B00J3513FO/

We all want to believe we can drive responsibly and monitor distractions. But our attention is limited by nature, and we are often very subtly distracted from noticing things right in front of us. Depending on what you’re doing while you’re driving, you could literally miss seeing a giraffe grazing on the roadside. Because of distractions, many people have failed to see a gorilla beating its chest right in front of them, and this is no joke.

We really are not good multi-taskers when our attention is spread over tasks that require dedicated attention. That’s why conversations on cellphones turn out to be a serious distraction to drivers. Read this book and see what you think. And then see what you think about whether it’s fair to the rest of the people in your car or on the road when you allow yourself to be distracted in the special way that cellphones can distract.

Cold Energy by James M Corkill

CE for advertising. 1563x2494When the Polar Ice Sheet mysteriously expands by thousands of square miles, the sudden freezing temperature begins to alter the weather patterns on a global scale. At the same instant, an earthquake destroys the City of Victoria Canada, and awakens the sleeping Mount Baker volcano north of Seattle.

Alex joins the owner and scientists on the research ship, Mystic, who had accidently activate a mysterious device deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington. Soon they discover that another strange device has been activated in the Arctic Ocean, and is causing the increasing size of the Polar Ice sheet. If it continues, the world will enter a new ice age.

As they begin a harrowing journey to locate the device and shut it down, they don’t realize that the Captain and his first mate plan to murder the crew and steal the Mystic before they complete the mission. Will Alex and the scientists succeed and save the planet? Or will humanity be extinguished by COLD ENERGY.

PURCHASE: http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Energy-Alex-Cave-Episode-2

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The Mistress of the Rock by Myron Edwards


Author Myron Edwards, is a former BBC Comedy script writer with credits such as The Two Ronnies and A Kick up the 80’s, Hudd Lines and Weekending. An English born writer, married with children, Myron now lives in Cyprus and his novel is related to the island.

“Myron has managed to breathe new life into the ancient enigma of Aphrodite’s Rock. Richard Cole’s discovery contemporises the legend of the Goddess of Love.
Mat McHale, Associate Producer TalkbackTHAMES.

What Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code did for the Holy Grail, could this book do the same for Aphrodite and Cyprus?

No one doubts the power of the media anymore and once the wheels start turning and the press and the promotional people kick-in the inevitable publicity ball starts to roll. The sensationalism that rocked the world in the Da Vinci Code proved to be the key to open a whole new industry for Dan Brown and his readers.

Spawned by the book, came the movie and subsequent novels as well as a whole plethora of merchandising.

So could the book The Mistress of the Rock by Myron Edwards catapult the legend of Aphrodite back into the public domain and create the same sort of hysteria that the Grail story did? Only with one possible exception to that of the Grail story: the evidence of the Aphrodite secret revealed in the book is tangible, rather than supposition, although it still remains a matter of faith, whether you see it, or you don’t.

Without disclosing the secret, (that would be like peeping at your Christmas present through the wrapping before Christmas Day). The story of The Mistress of the Rock centres on the main character of Richard Cole an ex-British soldier who whilst on vacation in Cyprus discovers the secret for himself and sets about making the legend
that is the Goddess a reality.

For this he uses the power of the media and succeeds in convincing the people on the island both tourists and residents that the place really has something special to offer, other than what can be seen; three rocks jutting out in the sea.

Underlying this main discovery is Richard’s search for something deeper, which is rooted inside him. A search which eventually leads him towards the path of self-destruction. For like most journeys, even those of self-discovery, there are consequences and Richard has to face them, risking all that he loves and values.

Aside from the narrative of the book, the secret of Aphrodite’s Rock gives Cyprus the opportunity to capitalise on something that has been taken for granted for centuries:
the legend of the Goddess herself and why the place is called Aphrodite’s Rock; without anyone ever challenging it?

There is one other legend to Petra Tou Romiou, (The Rock of the Greek) which is the literal translation of Petra Tou Romiou and this refers to the myth of the Byzantine hero Dighenis who threw the rock at the Saracen invaders to protect the island.
This story holds sway in the annals of Cypriot history and in many ways is akin to that of the legend of El Cid the Spanish hero who died in battle fighting the Moors: His legend tells that on his way to Heaven his horse a white Andalusian war-horse named Babieca clipped the tip of the mountain range that overlooks the Spanish Costa Blanca coast with its trailing hoof sending the tip of the mountain spiralling down to the sea to form Peacock Island allegedly. Some ten minutes by boat from the Spanish resort of Benidorm.
And this ‘allegedly’ is the key phrase to the whole legend industry. However, at Aphrodite’s Rock the legend that was borne out of the sea in ancient mythology now has the chance to be resurrected into the 21st century. And in doing so begin a story that has ramifications for the whole island, with the rejuvenation of the Goddess into popular culture as the definitive icon to the beauty of the island of Cyprus and all that she embodies as the Goddess of beauty and love.
One other aspect of this particular scenario is perhaps the most fascinating of all. Namely the legend and its secret can be seen today, which in itself makes it particular unique, as there can be few places in the world that owe their existence to the forces of nature rather than the hands of man. Indeed it could even be described as an Ancient Wonder of the modern age.
So the question is: Do you believe?
Well do you?

Amazon:   Kindle Version 

Seeking the Storyteller by Jessica Walsh

hunterssmallcover(1)I know of the Storyteller, it whispers into the man’s ear, I’ve met him. If you promise not to kill me, I’ll take you to him. 

Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are Hunters, part of a hidden network of humans who track and kill the monsters lurking in our world so everyone else can pretend they don’t exist. But when a living shadow mentions someone called the Storyteller, Alix hesitantly decides to learn more. 

They say the Storyteller lives in a massive library full of books that tell every being’s life story. He can read these books, rewrite them and change anything he wants, even if it’s already happened. That’s the power Alix wants, the power to bring his murdered family back and he’s determined to make the Storyteller do it. 

He just has to decide if working with the very creatures he’s supposed to kill is worth it.
 
 
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