This short story is for the weather lovers at heart. If your favorite moment of any storm is the last few moments just before the rain falls - the clouds heavy with menace, the gusts swaying the trees, the lighting just short of danger. If only the energy and exhilaration of that moment could be controlled ...
Many a couple met and fell in love in a Big Band ballroom. World War II was over, the GIs back home, and only their futures lay before them. If only you could return to that magical time. This short story is about the age old wish of 'what if.' What if we were given a chance to go back and do things differently?
A Riveting Blend of Ken Follett & Alexandre Dumas
Who is the Count of Saint-Germain? A mysterious, ageless adventurer who dabbles in alchemy, composes operas, and spies for kings. Throughout the 18th century, he always appears EXACTLY the same, a handsome & wealthy gentleman around 30 years of age. The Count is forever entwined in pivotal events -- from the doomed Scottish Rebellion to the bloody French Revolution, but always from the shadows ...
He was Francis Rakoczi, last son of an exiled Hungarian prince. Falsely accused by the Italian Inquisition, he must surrender all; including his very identity, and Luciana, his only love. He searches the globe, from the Persia to the Himalayas, desperately seeking answers to a cryptic destiny. But those who betrayed him will not get off scot free. For time is now on his side, and the clock is ticking for his enemies!A Grand Adventure, written on the canvas of the globe with an hourglass lasting centuries.
Rich in historic detail, The Man Who Would Not Die follows one of the most intriguing enigmas in history, the never-aging le Comte de Saint-Germain. From his early years as an exiled prince to his Marco Polo-like quest for answers. The past comes wonderfully alive through the eyes of one of histories greatest mysteries. What was his secret? Was he truly immortal?
A Forbidden Love, a Neglected Dam, a Doomed Valley
Its 1889 and Johnstown Pennsylvania is booming - riding the wave of the Industrial Revolution. But for 18 year old Samuel Wulff, it's a grimy steel town with no escape from the mills. His one beacon is Abigail Walker, the pretty socialite he meets to steal kisses - and more. Theirs is a clandestine courtship though, as both their families vehemently disapprove.
But a threat far worse than their secret lurks in the bustling valley - an aging dam just 14 miles upriver. Behind it lurks the swollen waters of Lake Conemaugh. The South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club own it all, but have done little to repair the dam. When torrential rains pour down on Memorial Day, it is only a matter of time before the dam surrenders and they are all Swept Away.A fateful tale of young lovers, tragic neglect, and a town doomed to extinction
SWEPT AWAY unfolds the weekend of the horrific Johnstown Flood, America’s worst tragedy before 9/11. Told from two young teenagers, an immigrant boy, and the affluent girl he secretly courts. Through their eyes, we witness the tragedy unfold, from the torrential rains of Memorial Day 1889, to the aging South Fork Dam, to the unstoppable, all-consuming wave. Samuel and Abigail live unwittingly its path. Can they escape the rushing wave?
Before Titanic sank, Chicago burned!
Shannon McCleary’s one and only dream is to live in Chicago, far from her parents and their small prairie town. Now she finally has her chance, tutoring the young brother of the wealthy and striking Nathanial Collins. The boy proves to be a handful though, as is his disapproving family. To be both immigrant and Irish in 1871 is two strikes too many. Nathanial however, sees beyond it. He his inexorably drawn to her intelligence, her independence, and her Irish spirit.
But a terrible fate will intercede in their burgeoning romance. For it would be a hot time in the old town tonight. The Great Chicago Fire will begin innocently enough, in the small O'Leary barn on the West Side. Then the prairie winds will blow, the flames jump rivers, and Chicago will burn. Shannon and Nathanial lie directly in its path. Will they manage to escape in a city where only the Firebrands survive?A fateful tale, following the insatiable march of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Against the vivid backdrop of America's first great disaster, FIREBRANDS interweaves the lives of two mismatched lovers with the march of the Great Chicago Fire. From an innocent barn fire on the West Side to a monstrous conflagration that jumps rivers, panics its populace, and consumes the bustling city. A compelling tale of love, tragedy, bravery and cowardice. Will our young lovers escape in time?
Robert E. Lee had surrendered and Abraham Lincoln was dead.
Jacob & Jeremiah Winslow, parolees of the Confederate's worst prison camps, are finally heading home. Their last step, a journey north on the Mississippi, on a crowded riverboat name SULTANA. But that journey will be the end for one, and a transformation for the other. For in the dead of night, just north of Memphis, the Sultana’s weakened boilers will explode.Read the exciting new historical thriller from Paul Andrews