AWAKENED BY BLOOD- Book 1 of the Blood Series
A rogue vampire is targeting young women, murdering anyone who gets in his way. The Alliance, police force made up of hybrids, vampires and human warriors monitor the supernatural population are currently hunting this vampire. Determined to end his deadly rampage.
The feisty Dr. Sofia Pierce crosses paths with one of their own, a lethal vampire-hybrid Gage Gallegos, nicknamed Lucifer. He is one of the leaders & founders of The Alliance.
Now the killer is getting bolder, he ordered a mass murder of almost thirty women. The Alliance realizes Sofia may be in danger because they discover that the killer has been tracking Gage.
But why the killer has tracked Gage for the past one-hundred-fifty years is what’s disturbing.
And now Sofia and Gage are set on a path of discovery. They are forced to learn things about each other’s past that could tear them apart or bind them forever.
But they will have a fight ahead of them as their world begins to unravel.
Will her past catch up with her?
When Amelia Bailey moved to Cape Charles she fell in love with the beautiful small town. But what none of the residents know is that she’s in hiding from some people she wished she’d never met. People who want revenge and will do whatever is necessary in order to get it. Unable to trust anyone, she keeps everyone at a distance. Then Liam walks into her life, and try as she might, she can’t help her feelings of attraction toward him.
Liam Miller is a first-class criminal law attorney. But he’s reached a point in his life where he wants to step back and reevaluate things. So he takes a break from his job and agrees to help a friend whose construction company is doing some work in Cape Charles. While there he meets a woman who not only intrigues him, but attracts him more than any woman ever has.
Liam can sense that something is frightening her, but he has no clue what it is. Then not one but two bombs are deployed, and the only connection between them is Amelia. Soon Liam learns that she’s running for her life. Someone wants her dead. But he’s determined to protect her.
Content Warning: Contains adult language and explicit sex
Reincarnation in a Nutshell explains the argumentation and logic for reincarnation, it reveals how reincarnation takes place and it presents the evidence. It is a book based on spiritual science and it is not religious. It argues why the one-life theory is unsustainable and it explains why we are not identical to our physical body. Our consciousness survives the death of the body and after some time it reincarnates. The book also presents the master plan of life.
Z.O.S. is a memoir about Sex Blood Money and the CIA in Southeast Asia. Kay Merkel Boruff tells the story from her perspective of wife and widow of a Air America pilot killed during covert operations in Laos. She takes the reader there as only one who has been there can. You experience the highs, understand the efforts to escape the constant fear of the dangerous reality these American heroes face daily, feel the anguish of her loss and the isolation of the “zone of silence” she is required to live in for the rest of her life.
Kay Merkel Boruff, as a teacher at The Hockaday School 1973-2010, studies with Naomi Shihab Nye, Li-Young Lee, Tim O’Brien, Madeleine L’Engle, and Robert Olen Butler. She unveils the Air America Memorial at UTD with CIA Director William Colby. Armed with the philosophy “Carpe Diem,” she attends Burning Man and climbs Wayna Pichhu, chasing another adventure in her “zone of silence.”
“…an utterly compelling and smartly written tale of the Viet-Nam War and its aftermath.” –Robert Olen Butler, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A Good Scent from a Scared Mountain.
This book offers a different outlook on life and the situations that we may encounter on a day to day basis. Many of the topics touched on are considered “taboo” in which most people keep to themselves. More importantly in this text you will find various stories with unfavorable scenarios ending in triumph by simply changing your perception of a problem and choosing to respond positively!
Whilst dealing with a chaotic home life, Emily is having to adjust to life at her new comprehensive school. Her new school is noisy and she feels lonely and isolated from friends she left behind at her old school. She becomes friends with young Aled, a boy who is sensitive and bullied. When Aled is found dead, Emily blames herself. Emily hopes her big brother will look after her, but Robbie has problems of his own. How will she cope? The incidents portrayed are accurate representations of school life in 21st century and based on the author’s personal experiences of helping young people cope with the stresses and challenges of school. Through the medium of the story, self-help tips show how even the most traumatic experiences can be overcome. Emily provides a shining example for all 11-14 year old pupils of how to cope with what life throws.
Zak can see ghosts and talk to spirits from long ago. While on holiday in the seaside town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Zak discovers the tormented spirit of the Victorian Lady Agapantha Claypole. With the guidance of the ancient wizard, Osran and the spirit that lives in the fountain of knowledge, Zak strives to set free the tormented soul of Lady Claypole. Zak’s investigation triggers a series of events that will take him on a terrifying ride to set right past wrongs and smooth the spectral journey of Lady Claypole to a better place of peace and eternal happiness.A must read for all those who love a spooky tale or the Harry Potter series.
- This second Zackery Grimm adventure sees Zak and his young cousin, Amelie enjoying an idyllic holiday in and around the seaside town of Whitby; a place steeped in myths, folklore and legend.
Amelie meets the strange Billy Peanut and the even odder twins, Pearl and Boyd. But is there something even weirder about these people – do they even exist?
Zak is forced to use his mystical powers, guided by his guardian, the powerful wizard, Osran when Amelie suddenly disappears whilst out riding on the North York moors.
With his connection to the spirit world, Zak’s enhanced senses enable him to discover the reason for her disappearance, which is connected to mythical creatures of the sea and to embark on a hair-raising quest to rescue her.
Full of drama, suspense and adventure, this book will appeal to a wide readership, especially young teens and fans of the mysterious and spooky.
Matthew Abuelo’s Forever Turn the Midnight Carousel is a head-spinning depiction of harshest reality in New York City. Reading his sequence of poetry and stories is like “visiting the world of the forgotten.” In subway tunnels, psychiatric wards, and single occupancy rooms are individuals depicted in such brutal honesty by Abuelo that the reader cannot turn away or forget. Those of us fortunate enough to live “ordinary lives with ordinary fears” won’t easily file away this writer’s images-a “shut-in” dreading an eviction notice, a depressed tenant conceding “the instinct to survive but with no will to live,” a suicidal pedestrian for whom no cab stops. Forever Turn the Midnight Carousel is poetic recognition of lives cordoned off from meaning by urban excess and corruption. Through his searing poems and unflinching narratives, Mathew Abuelo speaks for those who know “the voice can become a severed limb.” His stark reminder of desperation just up the block or down the hallway is a jolting call for compassion.
—Judith Austin Mills, author of Accidental Joy: a streak of poetry, and the Texas Revolution trilogy How Far Tomorrow, Those Bones at Goliad and The Dove Shall Fly
Makenna Grace Gold is just your average 12-year-old girl. That is, until she is told that she must protect her newborn brother and sister to safeguard the future of the world. Armed with a mysterious weapon, three Fairy mentors, and a wisecracking earthworm named Fluffy, Makenna must battle the forces of evil and became a defender for hope. Can Makenna truly be ‘The Virago’?
Fifteen-year-old Kendra Sibley is suicidal. Her frantic mother, Helen admits her to a posh psychiatric hospital near Philadelphia. They both quickly discover that instead of getting her the help she needs, they have placed her in harm’s way. Helen reaches out to her best friend and journalist/writer, Madison Blythe, Kendra’s godmother. Madison and Kendra are soon pitted against the controlling and corrupt Dr. Victor Aiken, putting both their lives at risk. Can Madison use her resourcefulness to save both of them before Aiken’s Haven becomes their final resting place?
Selina was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Selina learned to trust God more and his word. She was introduced to eating the herbs and meditation after chemotherapy almost killed her. Change of mind, family support, and change of lifestyle helped her heal. Now she is a Public speaker who encourages other people to be strong and eat the herbs/ vegetables and organic food.
St Patrick is the most well-known saint in the world. Mention his name, and many people think of St Patrick’s Day parades, parties, and green beer, or leprechauns and four-leaf clovers decorating office cubicles and classroom walls, with everyone wearing green for good luck. But when you get past all the revelry, you’re left with the question: Who was St Patrick, the man? Magnus Sucatus Patricius was born to a wealthy family of minor Romano-British nobility. Captured by the Scotti (the Irish) when he was sixteen, he endured six years of slavery before making his way to home and freedom. He eventually returned to minister to the people who had enslaved him. This young man of nobility and property foreswore everything—life, birthright, comfort, and home—to serve God. There were several attempts on his life and on his person, but he survived them all. Thanks to his writing, his is the one authentic voice we have from fifth-century Britain. Open the pages of Magnus Patricius: The Remarkable Life of St Patrick, the Man, and walk in his humble footsteps through slavery, freedom, marriage and fatherhood, and a ministry built on the practical expression of Christian faith and love.
In Harry Heron: No Quarter, Harry Heron and his best friend Ferghal O’Connor are cadets at Fleet College, eager to master their skills in preparation for commissioning to a ship. They’ve barely stepped foot on campus when they realize they’re targeted and sabotaged at every turn, but this doesn’t stop them from exuberant participation in the Sailing Regatta, the Gun Run, and the usual flirtations and hijinks of college life. Meanwhile, the Consortium, supporting the Johnstone Group, does everything in its power to keep them from testifying at an enquiry to expose Johnstone’s questionable research practices that nearly killed Harry in their secret laboratory on the planet Pangaea. No quarter given, none asked, Harry and Ferghal overcome every obstacle with youthful vigor and optimism, intelligence and training, and prove valuable to the Fleet as junior officers of the NECS Leander in the ongoing struggle against the Consortium.
A freak accident on board the HMS Spartan during a sea battle with the French navy in 1804 catapults Midshipman Harry Heron and his shipmates Ferghal O’Connor and Danny Gunn four hundred years into the future, landing them on the NECS Vanguard, flagship of the World Treaty Organisation Fleet. While Captain Blackwood and Major Heron sort out the mystery and determine whether the young men are alive or dead, Harry and his friends are faced with the challenge of learning new roles aboard a spaceship. Just as they have found their footing, they are called upon to assist the Fleet in a rescue mission on the planet Pangaea, giving them the opportunity to prove that their unique skills from the past are still very relevant in the far distant future.
In Harry Heron: Savage Fugitive, Book 4 of the Harry Heron Adventure Series, Harry and Ferghal lead a band of fugitives of the Fleet in a battle against the Consortium on Planet Lycania inhabited by the very canine-like Canids.
There are three things you need to know about Harry Heron and Ferghal O’Connor:
1.) Born in the late 1700s, they catapulted through time and space from the gun deck of the HMS Spartan during a sea fight with the French in 1804 to the starship NECS Vanguard in 2204.
2.) Best friends since their boyhood in Ireland, they’re smart, savvy, and fearless, as loyal to each other as they are to the British Royal Navy and the North European Confederation Fleet.
Are there places too dark for love to reach?
On the run after another betrayal, Tamara Jensen believes she’s too broken for love… then come the signs.
A breakdown strands her in Vancouver, Washington on the corner of 99th and Highway 99. Across the street is the Highway Ninety-Nine Diner where she lands a job as a waitress—however starting over is hard with all the broken trust.
Joe Phillips, the diner’s short-order cook, is rugged, handsome, sweet, and is determined to push past her walls—but he has secrets of his own. Tamara finds comfort in his friendship as she struggles with a past that haunts her, and a darkness she cannot shake. She could give her heart to Joe, if not for the fears that plague her.
Their friendship deepens and Tamara begins to hope again until she’s forced to make a choice no woman should ever have to face. Then the signs reappear, and lead her down her darkest path yet.
“Creek Bait” is a 27,780 word collection of previously published stories. The fourteen stories cover a range of genres. Each story portrays the world of characters who escape from life. Some succeed, others face heartbreak and the lucky ones find redemption. From the isolation of a husband and wife to a magician who offers a ray of hope reading these stories is a journey that is passionate, surprising and sometimes tragic.
Paranormal mystery sleuth Lillian Darkwood is back in an all new adventure. An opportunity of a lifetime has fallen into her lap: an all-expenses-paid trip to England to visit a castle that has been abandoned for centuries. Upon her arrival, Lillian discovers that she is one of eleven strangers chosen to participate in a quest with one chilling goal: find the Cabinet of Souls to break a curse. Nothing to it, right?
The glamor of adventure quickly fades when the quest turns deadly. As the near-death experiences and terrifying ghostly encounters start to piling up, Lillian realizes that this is no longer just a hunt through a castle. It is a fight for their lives.
Will the ragtag group of diverse participants Lillian has been thrown together with be able to solve their differences in time to work together and break the curse? Will any of them get out alive or will the ghosts and demons of the castle prevail?
“Often the value of a book is in the feeling that remains after the last page is turned. Heffron is a gifted storyteller and his poetic voice and melancholic mood left this reader with a feeling of yearning. The story is well structured, and the mood is worthy of comparison to that of John Steinbeck. The author, intends to haunt, as Steinbeck often did, and in this he succeeds, leaving the reader with both a sense of the `sixties-seventies’ high aspirations and the beginnings of the resulting fall back to earth.”
— Gridley, June 15, 2013, Asheville, NC,
“COLORADO MANDALA” is seeing a resurgence of sales and when sales go up, prices go down, so it is now on sale for $11. Please consider a purchase by reading the reviews on Amazon:
Stephen is an ex-lifeguard, mystic, science enthusiast, home handyman, backyard mechanic, and writer. His cats know him as pride alpha. Well, servant might be more accurate.
He brings his varied experiences to the books he writes which range from Paranormal, Nukekubi, Worlds Apart and The Hollow Curse to Science fiction, Cats, Tinker’s Plague, Tinker’s Sea, War of the Worlds 2030 and Slaves of Love. For more on Stephen and his works please visit: www.stephenpearl.com
An erotic journey of desire, sexual exploration and a forbidden love for two men.
It wasn’t until I was introduced to an alternative lifestyle did I discover I wanted something more, him. My attraction for him intense, his desire for me unapologetic.
I had a loving boyfriend Matt and the perfect life until Matt encouraged me to accept the sensual touch of another man.
I tried to fight my desire for him but once a man like Duncan seduces you, he possesses you forever.
It was never supposed to be this way.
Could you get swept away by a stranger’s kiss while your boyfriend watched? Would you beg to be touched by the stranger with your boyfriend’s encouragement?
You’d think I had the best of both worlds, a loving relationship with my boyfriend who just happens to enjoy watching a virtual stranger ravish my body. It’s complicated and the deeper we delve into this lifestyle, the love Matt and I share begins to unravel.
Knowing this, would I do it all over again? Maybe, you haven’t met Duncan.
A naïve teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay of Pigs invasion to retrieve smuggled family jewels, comes of age in New York City at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society. Take the journey and discover why success isn’t always measured by what one becomes, but often by what one overcomes.
The story of a young boy growing up in Maine who survived many dangerous situations. Born with partial deafness, he tries hard to overcome his shyness with girls. He learns everything the hard way and finds himself surrounded by very negative people. But eventually he overcomes extreme hardship and finds true happiness and love. More Chapters will be added soon
The story of a young boy growing up in Maine who survived many dangerous situations. Born with partial deafness, he tries hard to overcome his shyness with girls. He learns everything the hard way and finds himself surrounded by very negative people. But eventually he overcomes extreme hardship and finds true happiness and love.
Small town hotel owner, Lexi Kincaid was still spiraling from her last long-term relationship. Vince had belittled her, publicly shamed her, and emotionally tortured until he drove her past her breaking point. She has since sworn off relationships and vowed to never put herself in a position where she could be hurt again. A new guest at the highly regarded Kincaid Hotel may just be up for the challenge.
Troy Wilson a big city cop from New York, books a room at the Kincaid Hotel. Originally in town to see his brother, Troy quickly becomes infatuated with clumsy and kind natured Lexi. Taking over as the Chief of Police, Troy looks forward to having more time to get to know the beautiful Lexi Kincaid. That is if she will let him.
Troy opens up a whole new world for Lexi and he will go to any lengths necessary to prove to her that she is worth loving, but that she must first learn to love herself.
“St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – Photo Journal” (measuring 8.5” x 8.5”) has 175 pages with 169 full color, full page images from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Most images are 6.3” x 6.3” in size, and some measure 6.3” x 4.2” and 4.4” x 6.6”.
I took the photographs while living for a short time on this beautiful Caribbean island. What I loved about it, besides its friendly people, are the bright colors of flora and fauna, historical sites, residential buildings, and other objects These images were taken in Christiansted, Frederiksted, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Susana Santana Park, Annaly Bay Tide Pools, and on various road trips around the island. Similar to my “Maui, Hawaii – Photo Journal”, you will find some close-up pictures of plants and other subjects, which always inspire me to stop and marvel at details created by both, people and nature. I hope you enjoy the vibrant tropical colors.
This is my self-published photo book and is available through Amazon in paperback (price: $30.59) and Kindle ($6.25 or $0.00 with Kindle Unlimited Membership) as well as through Barnes & Noble and other online stores.
“Maui, Hawaii – Photo Journal” gives you 157 full-color, full-page images from Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The photo book size is 8.5” x 8.5”, with paperback images measuring 6.8” x 6.8” or 5.4” x 6.8”.
Besides recognizable sites like Haleakala volcanic crater, the Big Beach, the “Needle” of Iao Valley and West Maui Mountains, you will find close-up photos of exotic plants and flowers, fruits, trees, details of rocks and ocean waves; colorful sunsets and rainbows; palm trees and chameleons; and sites from Lahaina Town and surroundings. Images speak for themselves.
If you missed some of the hidden treasures while visiting the island, or want to be reminded of its beauty, the book will bring you back into Aloha spirit. If you have never been there, you will find out why they call it paradise.
This is my self-published photo book and is available through Amazon in paperback (price: $31.35) and Kindle ($5.75 or $0.00 with Kindle Unlimited Membership) as well as through Barnes & Noble and other online stores.
The Business of Marriage…F@#k your feelings! The truth about every relationship is an absolute MUST READ for anyone currently in, looking to be or has ever been in a relationship of ANY sort. Most relationships struggle or FAIL due to a lack of TRUE knowledge, acceptance and application of self. EVERY relationship operates on the basis of business regardless to popular beLIEf that FEELINGS towards another rule. The truth of the matter is FEELINGS RUIN relationships because they do one thing on a consistent basis. “Feelings Falsify Facts”. This book gives you the opportunity to CHOOSE thought, unlearn TAUGHT concepts AND REMEMBER what you KNOW! Having the understanding of how you operate as a business entity is the only way to master your relationships.
MATERNAL FAILURE, by Barb Baltrinic
My mother made choices which would become the secrets she carried to her grave. I had been born illegitimately, put up for adoption, but at nine months old I was taken out of the process when my mother married the man who eventually adopted me. Despite her taking me back, she was never able to bond with me. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I became brave enough to research the many questions I had about my bio-father, and trying to understand my mother’s inability to love me. After her death, I pursued uncovering all her secrets. This memoir follows the many dead-ends, shocking revelations, and extraordinary twists and turns I faced in my research. It was finally DNA which uncovered the biggest secrets my mother kept hidden.
This book offers hope to others who seek answers about their adoption, finding bio-parents and bio-families, and using DNA testing to help solve the mystery of their beginnings. My life is now incredibly rich with the answers I have found and embraced. My search for answers helped me overcome my own feelings of frustration with my mother and her inability to love me. I now believe she did love me, but her many secrets locked her ability to build a relationship with a daughter who only wanted her love.
The book is available on Amazon.