An intellectual, conspiracy thriller set in Malta:
A gripping conspiracy thriller that takes archaeologist Tom Kettering on a journey of discovery from his home on the sweltering island of Malta to the dreaming spires of Oxford and the burning sands of the Egyptian desert.
Tom has unearthed a bizarre shaped skull, similar to those previously exhibited in Valletta’s Archaeological museum, until 1985, when suddenly and without explanation, they were removed from public display and never seen again. Tom is determined his skull will not face the same fate and seeks advice from Alessandro Tiepolo, a renowned expert and a Jesuit priest with a private agenda and a mysterious past of his own.
Guided by Tiepolo, Tom delves into Malta’s megalithic past and uncovers a surprising connection with the ancient pharaohs.
The mystery is compounded by startling revelations found in the Ethiopian Book of Enoch and Tom is convinced there is a connection. A connection someone does not want him to make.
Around him, people are dying in suspicious circumstances and Tom fears he could be next but why?
Who is behind the plot to silence him before his research is published?
Does Father Alessandro Tiepolo hold the answers?
In Humanity” is a statement of anger, near bitterness and deep pain! It is a protest! It includes eleven (11) written pieces that cover the gamut of protest and anger. It is personal, private, communal and corporate. It will touch you with the beauty of the verse and the simplicity and power of its truth.
In Humanity is offered as a chapbook in hope that you will find in it expression for your anger, angst and a statement that resonates with the pain that is felt by Black and Brown people in this country and around the world.
A college graduate, not to mention future father and husband–in that order–finds out he can make a living, or his living can make him.
My hope for this book is that I give a glimpse to you, the reader, into the experiences we went through when my husband – a young, healthy man – was diagnosed at age 50 with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. My aim is to give you some insight into how to perhaps deal with each change with a little more understanding, and the knowledge that you aren’t alone. On those days where you are frustrated or unsure if you can continue with your journey as a caregiver through this terrible disease, you must remember that nobody is infallible and nobody is a saint. You are human, you make mistakes, and you are doing the very best you can.
When my husband was first diagnosed, I remember telling a friend, “I don’t think I can do this; I don’t know if I can ever do the full care when he gets to that stage.” I was able to continue the care-giving a lot longer than I ever imagined – one day at a time.
I wanted to “give back” in some way to help others who are facing what we faced. My memories are still very vivid right from the first indication that something was wrong. I don’t regret any of the treatments we tried or the care-giving I did. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to cure him.
A young lady is having a wonderful day playing outside when she falls and hurts herself. She has to go to the urgent care for help. She is initially scared, but she soon finds out that she has nothing to fear.
This book is an excellent way to help children with their fear of going to medical clinics. Additionally, early exposure to medical facilities may foster a desire for a career in medicine.
Kassidie Noel Winters is tired of living behind shattered glass! Kassidie was a child full of joy, laughter, and pure innocence. At the age of six, her life drastically changed forever by the one person she trusted. The dark hole left by being robbed of her innocence became filled with low self-esteem, anger, and poor decisions that would follow her into adulthood. Through professional counseling, Kassidie unlocks the buried parts of her past to face her childhood struggles, forgive her abuser, and put the shattered pieces in her life back together. From the first page of the book to the explosive ending, the reader will experience Kassidie’s pain, recovery, and ultimately her triumph.
A beautifully biased and democratic leaning book from the current view of what is going on right now. Step through each month with the poet as she rhymes and free forms her way through the pandemic, caucus, space launch, fight against racism, and more.
Proceeds being shared with “Color of Change” and “Coalition for The Homeless” organizations.
“Korian is a towering achievement. The imaginary world is full of magic and the emotions that the characters displayed are well rendered. Giorgio Garofalo proved to be a master of imagination.” —OnlineBookClub
A startling blend of mysticism, myth, nature and adventure.
We all have a dark side, but his . . . destroys worlds.
The Manian’s Spear, is the thrilling first installment in the Korian series of epic, dark fantasy novels. Set on Endura, a world as wondrous as it is mysterious, the saga follows Korian, Doric and Will—three outcasts with unique powers—as they come of age in a mystical world ravaged by a dark insatiable evil. It’s a story, layered in myth, of two species: humans and firstlings—the indigenous humanoid species, and their battle against an unimaginable nightmare.
When an ancient evil is awakened, a legacy is tragically thrust upon Korian, Doric and Will. Cursed with the burden to seek out the Azura: a faceless enigma; a gift from the gods; the guardian; a super-being, and the last hope for the downtrodden species, the unwary boys must reluctantly embark on a tortuous quest. Relentlessly pursued by a dark featureless figure wielding a powerful dark magic, they encounter a number of unique characters and creatures, and a sorcerer with the moniker, Manian, along the way. As they follow three distinct paths toward a great purpose: to find the Azura and the Portal to the realm of the gods, their quest uncovers the true meaning of friendship, the harsh reality of who they are and drives them towards the final confrontation for Endura, where the fates of everyone rest with the resolve of one man, his enchanted spear, and a force that evil did not reckon: the unbound power that comes when the rapture of love is suddenly and irretrievably lost.
Detective David Knight lives in Birchwood, California. It is a small town in The Fiasco Valley of Elviño County, which is world-famous for the wine it produces. The town seems idyllic until young, healthy, male, harvest workers start turning up dead. While trying to solve the crimes, David meets a beautiful Mexican woman and falls in love. Follow David as he does detective work in order to catch the killer, or killers, and solve the rash of murders. Keep following David as he runs from the drug cartels that have started their own country and as he escapes monumentally mad Martians. David’s political views and psychological problems are often put on display and the results are rather amusing. It’s a hilarious and informative look at life in a dull town in a wealthy valley that is beset by murders . . . or is it? Since this book doesn’t really fall into an established genre, the author came up with a new one. VD is a political sarcastic comedy, and so falls into the new “Polisarcasmedy” genre. It could become a huge, popular genre if our politicians don’t improve.
Trouble is, she’s searched for it in all the wrong beds…there was the hazel-eyed bad boy, the millionaire sugar daddy, and the husband who couldn’t stay away from the bottle. Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this cautionary tale about the double life of Carma Carmelite.
Hello There! I am glad to be meeting you! 1st I would like to say that I’m African-American & this book ‘Hollywood: Hollyweird’ “How People Survive And Make It!” is about my 8 & a half year stay in good ‘ole HOLLYWOOD, CA! I was there as a Bodyguard that got to network in & around some very important celebrities like Chris Rock who was always cracking jokes out at the club ‘Les Duex’ at 3am in the parking lot! Then there is the laid back Ms. Paris Hilton who loves to twirl while waiting on Valet to bring around the Bently! Then there is the Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx who was always misplacing keys to the charcoal grey baby Lamborghini just to name a few! We also bring forth Great Adventures, a nice glimpse of The Fast Lane & much more! Especially to those that never made it to Hollywood thus that check mark on the Bucket List hold tight now can be redeemed by reading ‘Hollywood: Hollyweird’ Part 1 & 2 & 3. Thanks & Enjoy! -Art Norman Jr.-author.
The narrative takes place in the 2070s when the rubber of Climate Change greets asphalt. A small but potent security outfit crosses swords with the seven largest transnational corporations. Alternate History, circa 2070s, for young and old adults.
While exploring an abandoned house, seven teenagers are pulled into a mystical pyramid, transporting them to the place Beth thought about as she touched the strange object. Everything is just like Beth remembered, but something is off. Things that should be soft are hard as a rock; food is not edible; there is no sound where sound should be heard; things are absent of temperature and smell.
Stranger yet, time isn’t moving.
When Skip gets separated from the group after stepping through a door, the rest try to stay together by holding hands, moving from space to space. Not understanding what was going on, they slowly get lost in their own thoughts.
Beth and Tommy inadvertently discover the secret to escape and make it back home ten minutes after they ventured into the old Bonner house, a good mile from where they started. When they return, they find five lifeless bodies surrounding the golden pyramid.
Willy, Janice, Susan, and Skip are caught within time and must fight for their lives to escape the mystical world before their time runs out.
Travel in time with this suspenseful thriller fiction adventure.
More than 1000 pages of the action, thrills and high adventure! Join Gilraën Gulámae as she battles Lord Beckworth and the evil Adjudicars in defense of the true king
Elves hide in their magical realms. Dwarves cower deep in their dwarrows. Cruel giants and brutal trolls rampage throughout the lands. Lord Beckworth’s armies strike with impunity. The handsome Prince William fights a losing battle to defend the borders.
Tony Richardson is transformed into the Elvin queen, Gilraën Gulámae, upon a mysterious medieval world. Trapped within The Prophecy, Gilraën and the handsome Prince William fight to preserve the kingdom against Lord Beckworth and his evil Adjudicars.
But, Tony can’t return to Earth unless Gilraën wins the war, defeats Lord Beckworth, and drives the Adjudicars from the lands. Gilraën is doomed to fulfill The Prophecy regardless of the cost.
After his business partner commits suicide under mysterious circumstances, Doctor Lawrence Rosewood is unwittingly thrust into a desperate battle to stave off a consortium of criminals who have set their sights on gaining an unwelcome foothold in his Golden Ages chain of retirement homes.
At first glance, it appears to be just a normal takeover attempt, but when their sinister motivations behind the unsolicited move become apparent, the psychological chess match between Larry and his opponents turns deadly.
Rosewood’s predicament worsens when he discovers that Ted Villeneuve, his best friend and business partner, has committed a crime that could cause their empire to disintegrate beneath his feet.
With his business and love life in disarray, Larry meets a young man afflicted with a rare genetic condition. Their instant friendship provides Doctor Rosewood with the inspiration and assistance to turn the game in his favor.
ONE LAST MOVE is a fast-moving suspense-filled tale, guaranteed to make you want more. The plot is intricate but cohesive. Rosewood’s last move turns out to be an unexpected stroke of genius, bringing the fast-paced story to a satisfying conclusion.
Good reading for mature readers.
When the phone rings long after midnight, it spells trouble of the lethal kind for Dallas private eye Ed Earl Burch in a gritty and relentless hard-boiled thriller that races from the gleaming towers of Houston to the decadent charms of New Orleans and the stark desert mountains of the Texas Big Bend country and northern Mexico.
Burch is a cashiered homicide detective with bad knees, a wounded liver and an empty bank account. He’s been hired to protect an old flame after the disappearance of her husband, a high-flying Houston financier who ripped off his clients, including some deeply unsavory gentlemen from New Orleans.
It’s a simple job that goes wrong fast, plunging Burch into a ruthless contest where nothing and nobody can be trusted. Money and sex tempt him to break his own rules—twin temptations served up by the old flame, a rangy strawberry blonde with a violent temper and a terminal knack for larceny and betrayal.
Those New Orleans gentlemen give the game a more murderous edge by sending two hitmen to reclaim their stolen goods and kill anybody involved in the score.
Burch also faces an old adversary, Houston homicide detective Cider Jones, a mystic with Comanche blood who blames Burch for his partner’s death and wouldn’t mind seeing him wind up dead.
When his best friend gets murdered in Dallas by hired muscle, Burch blames himself and grimly sets out for vengeance that also delivers a bloody form of redemption.
The action is as remorseless and unpredictable as a runaway cement truck, leading to a lonely white chapel in an abandoned mining town on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
Jim Nesbitt is the author of three award-winning, hard-boiled crime thrillers featuring battered but relentless Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch — THE LAST SECOND CHANCE, THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER and THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE. THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER was chosen as a 2018 Top Pick by Underground Book Reviews. THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE won a gold medal for best crime fiction in the 2020 Independent Press Awards and a bronze medal in the best mystery/thriller e-book category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Kerry Vance is a legend. He was a leather-lunged, Grammy-nominated, heavy metal madman. When he dies under mysterious circumstances at the beginning of his latest European tour, his fans are crushed. It appears to be just another rock-n-roll tragedy, another talented musician done in by excess. But, to his friends and family, something is amiss.
As they search for answers, a mysterious woman from Kerry’s past comes to them and tells them that Kerry’s death was no accident and, if things are to be set right, they’ll have to be willing to put everything on the line.
When Honolulu’s flamboyant and quirky attorney, Pancho McMartin, agrees to step out of his normal role as a criminal defense lawyer, he thinks it will be a challenging but welcome change from his daily dose of criminal clients. His old friend and father-figure, Manny Delacruz, has beseeched Pancho to handle a medical malpractice claim against the physicians who botched what should have been a routine surgery, but which resulted in Manny’s beloved wife being in a permanent vegetative state. The case looks good, the damages enormous, but when Manny is arrested for the murder of one of the doctors, Pancho finds himself back in his old role. If Manny is convicted, it means he won’t be able to be at his wife’s bedside to hold her hand, caress her face, and read his poems to her. He will have lost his reason to live. The pressure on Pancho is enormous. While he and his team try to make sense out of one of the most sinister and complicated murder schemes he’s ever seen, the medical malpractice case chugs forward, in jeopardy of being worthless should Manny be convicted.
When Jacob T. Anderson, USAF Combat Security Police, arrived in country they were in a 25 day countdown to another North Korean war, but when he arrived at Rebel Station, his new assignment what he found made him questions his odds of survival. There was the incompetent Captain Shawn Beckman, and there were men who were completely unprepared. But there was another problem brewing and that was with a North Korean Special Operations team.
Facing down a bully
“Homesteader: Finding Sharon”
Hank James and riding partner Harry Gilmore ride the rails east to look for the woman Hank thought would be his mate for life. They unload their horses and gear at Canmore and immediately make an enemy.
Riding on into Calgary they find Sharon but Hank is suddenly not sure if she is who he thought she was. He does decide to stay around long enough to see if she is or isn’t.
If they are staying around for awhile anyway Hank and Harry become homesteaders. When they met Portis Martin east of Canmore he did not think they showed him proper respect but as homesteaders they became threatening enemies.
Hank and Harry’s new enemy is manager of a very big cattle ranch. He has the money, the livestock and the manpower. He does not have time for saddle tramps. He also doesn’t have a conscience that will interfere with getting them out of the way by any means possible – including attacking this woman that seems to interest them.
Made in the Image of God is a book that provides key concepts for understanding the nature and personhood of God and mankind, while providing deeper insights into how we as human beings relate to God physically, emotionally and spiritually in a metaphysical way, both now and in the future.
Within this study, there are discussions on such topics as The Nature of God, The Nature of Mankind, The Trinity, and Jesus Christ as God and Man, while providing concepts that will help open the door to understanding God’s revelation concerning himself, as revealed through the Scriptures. One reader commented: “After fifty years of being a Christian and doing lots of Bible study, this book gave me the clearest understanding of the Trinity and their interaction with me.”
Made in the Image of God is good resource material for supplementing studies in Bible, Theology, Apologetics, Anthropology, Metaphysics or Philosophy of Religion.
The Wonder of You: What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself is not about death. After researching 2500 NDEs for Dr. Jeffery Long, from NDERF, it was such a thrill for me to find the deeper hidden messages coming back from the beyond that I had to write about it. The original book got such rave reviews that I was asked by John Hunt Publishing to allow them to publish a second edition. This edition of The Wonder of You certainly does have information on the death experience, but it also goes much deeper to learn of our reality. This book answers the questions that have been asked by humans for eternity. What is life all about? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? And, what is my reality?
Free will? God’s will?
In the winter of 2011, Fred Woody Jr. deplanes in Dulles Airport in Washington, DC. He hungers for fame and fortune by winning a multi-million-dollar Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament.
Over the next three days, no obstacle will get in his way, or so he believes. Mishaps soon occur. Fred relives his personal misdeeds and pushes through many road bumps on his journey to the Atlantic City casino. Along the way, he meets several folks—some good, some bad, and some in-between. The choices he makes—both good and bad—define his every step.
Travel through the confines of Fred’s mind. See the world through his eyes. Share his experiences and learn from them.
You won’t find jingle bells or singing reindeer in this unique Christmas story, but you will discover a heart or two on the river.
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The Queen has arisen in all her power. Mighty armies march at her command. Dwarves and Elves, Men and Orcs, Giants and Spiders march upon the stronghold of the Adjudicars. The fate of Umbeqjaralii will be decided before the gates of Shalal’m Caer.
Will the Queen savor the sweet taste of Victory or the bitter despair of Defeat?
Will Tony ever go home?
I Conquered, the final book of Gilraën and the Prophecy, is GameLit epic fantasy in which the heroine bravely faces doom in a medieval world filled with Elves and Dwarves, Sorcerers and monsters set amidst a great civil war and wrapped in a romance of forbidden love.