The Auction: a Romance: A Novel of the Dreamtime

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Dumped at the altar and left without a home, Rosie Xalbadora takes a job as a governess at the edge of the Australian outback. There she meets Pippa Bristow, a sensitive child who copes with her parent's bitter divorce by escaping into a magical world of fairy queens and unicorns. Pippa's enigmatic single father, Adam Bristow, will do what it takes to keep his daughter safe from his manipulative oil heiress ex-wife. 


Struggling to shield Pippa from her mother's games, Rosie must face the ghosts of her own painful past while fighting a growing attraction to her handsome, emotionally unavailable employer. But help comes in the form of a quirky, elderly neighbor; a welcoming Outback town, and two horsemen who visit Rosie each night in her dreams. When Rosie and Pippa act impulsively to save a small, white pony from slaughter, their ill-timed compassion puts Adam's custody dispute, Pippa's fantasies, and Rosie's worst fears all up for bid in an epic courtroom showdown. 

The Auction blends the heart-wrenching, Gothic undertones of Jane Eyre with the can-do spirit of The Horse Whisperer, and just a hint of the supernatural.  

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About the author

 Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'

Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.

At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off.

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Publisher
Seraphim Press
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Published on
Oct 27, 2014
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Pages
426
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ISBN
9780985489670
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Western
Literary Collections / Australian & Oceanian
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"Does for Lucifer what 'Wicked' did for the Wicked Witch of the West..." --Reader review

"Better than Game of Thrones..." --Reader review

"You only think you know Lucifer!" --Reader review

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At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A man whose name we still remember today…

The legend about the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth continues in Prince of Tyre. Mikhail has a new mission: train the warriors to fight back against the mysterious kidnappings so his adopted village will be safe for Ninsianna and their expected child. But the journey from soldier to general is never easy, especially when the Chief's son undermines his authority. Challenges compound when they learn 'lizard demons' have put a bounty on Mikhail's head.

In heaven, rumors of a cure to stave off extinction winds its way through the Emperor's armies. Raphael is charged with finding this 'Holy Grail,' unaware the solution lies closer to home. The Eternal Emperor and Shay'tan are so busy outwitting one another that neither notices Lucifer is a little 'off' … or that a much more ancient Evil One outmaneuvers them. A tragic death forces the Alliance to choose which leader they will follow in an epic showdown. The Emperor … or Lucifer?


Note: this book is NOT Christian fiction. The Sword of the Gods saga is an epic fantasy retelling of the wars in heaven at the dawn of time, the clash of ancient adversaries and empires, the myth of Lucifer, the fallen angels, and the soldier we now call the Archangel Michael, and the 3,500 b.c. humans caught in middle, similar in tone and style to books such as Game of Thrones, Dune and Outlander, with a romantic undertone, all told with a science fiction / space opera twist.

At the request of the publisher, this book is sold without DRM. 


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At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A soldier whose name we still remember today... 

Angelic Special Forces Colonel Mikhail Mannuki'ili has suffered from dissociative amnesia ever since his species was slaughtered as a child. The Cherubim said he must never try to remember what happened during the Seraphim Genocide. Whenever he tries, he blacks out and bad people end up dead. 

But old ghosts refuse to remain buried. With the village destroyed and whispers the white-winged Angelic is his own Prime Minister, each night, his dead chéad phósadh visits his nightmares to warn him about the lizard at the door. 

As Abaddon closes in on Earth, Lucifer deals with the fallout from his recent possession, Gita tries to clear her name, and Ba'al Zebub rallies a new threat against Assur, Mikhail must find a way to rescue his pregnant wife without succumbing to the terrifying power he can wield, but not control, in this fourth installment of the Sword of the Gods saga. 

This book is NOT religious fiction! 

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Sword of the Gods saga reading order:

The Chosen One omnibus (includes:)
—Heroes of Old: Episode 1x01 (a novella)
—Sword of the Gods
—No Place for Fallen Angels
—Forbidden Fruit

Prince of Tyre 
Agents of Ki 
The Dark Lord's Vessel 
The Fairy General (coming in 2018)

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Children of the Fallen series - set in the same universe, but in the modern day.

Angel of Death omnibus (contains:)
—Angel of Death
—Angel of Death: A Love Story

A Gothic Christmas Angel

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Anna Erishkigal
 —Paklausk, kaip laimėti bent valandą laiko— 

Meri O’Conaire turėjo daug didesnių problemų nei ties 3.57 val. sustojęs laikrodis. Atnešusi jį pas paslaugų laikrodžių taisytoja, ji sužino, kad laimėjo ypatingą prizą – galimybę iš naujo išgyventi vieną savo gyvenimo valandą. Tačiau likimas nurodo griežtas taisykles tiems, kurie, užsimano paklaidžioti praeityje – įskaitant ir tai, jog ji jokiu būdu negali sukurti kelionės laiku paradokso. Ar Meri sugebės ištaisyti didžiausią savo gyvenimo praeities klaidą?

„Trumpas, širdį paliečiantis kūrinys, paremtas norvegų mitologija. Laikas yra dovana, o kartais ir paskutinis šansas...” – Dale Amidei, autorė

„Labai jaudinanti dramatiška istorija... jeigu turėtume galimybę pakeisti savo praeitį, kaip pasielgtume? – skaitytojo atsiliepimas

„Galimybė ištaisyti skaudžiausią savo klaidą gali pasitaikyti tik vieną kartą iš milijono!" – skaitytojo atsiliepimas

Jeigu turėtumėte galimybę viską pakartoti?

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Anna Erishkigal
 – Chiediti se sia possibile vincere un'ora di tempo —

Marae O'Conaire ha problemi ben più importanti del suo orologio fermatosi alle 15:57. Quando lo porta a riparare da un gentile signore, apprende di aver vinto un premio speciale: la possibilità di poter rivivere un'unica ora della propria vita. Ma il Destino ha leggi ferree in merito al giocare col proprio passato, come, per esempio, il non poter far niente che possa dar vita a un paradosso temporale. Riuscirà Marae a far pace con l'errore commesso del quale più si pente?

"Un racconto toccante. Avere l'opportunità di riscattarsi per il rammarico più grande della propria vita è un'occasione unica!" – Recensione di un lettore

"Una storia davvero toccante e commovente...se avessimo l'opportunità di cambiare il nostro passato, lo faremmo?" – Recensione di un lettore

"Una lettura breve e toccante in merito al tema della mitologia Scandinava. Il tempo è un dono prezioso e, a volte, un'ultima opportunità…" - Dale Amidei, scrittore

Questa è una storia che parla di razzismo, rimpianti e seconde opportunità. E se fosse possibile rifare tutto daccapo?

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Anna Erishkigal
Setelah ditinggalkan di altar pernikahan dan kehilangan tempat tinggal, Rosie Xalbadora menerima tawaran pekerjaan sebagai seorang pengasuh di pinggiran daerah pedalaman Australia. Di sana ia berjumpa dengan Pippa Bristow, seorang anak berperasaan sensitif yang berusaha menyesuaikan diri dengan perceraian pahit kedua orang tuanya dengan mencari pelarian ke sebuah dunia ajaib dengan ratu-ratu peri dan unikorn. Ayah Pippa yang penuh teka-teki, Adam Bristow, bersedia melakukan apapun demi melindungi putrinya dari mantan istrinya yang adalah ahli waris perusahaan minyak.

Dalam perjuangan melindungi Pippa dari permainan licik ibunya, Rosie harus berhadapan dengan hantu dari masa lalunya sendiri yang menyakitkan, dan pada saat yang bersamaan ia juga harus berusaha melawan ketertarikannya yang semakin kuat terhadap majikannya yang meskipun tampan namun masih menutup diri terhadap percintaan. Namun pertolongan bagi Rosie ternyata datang dari seorang tetangga berusia lanjut yang unik, penduduk kota pedalaman yang ramah, serta dua hantu penunggang kuda yang mengunjungi Rosie setiap malam dalam mimpinya. Ketika Rosie dan Pippa menyelamatkan seekor kuda poni putih kecil dari penjagalan, tindakan belas kasihan mereka yang tidak pada waktunya itu menempatkan perebutan hak perwalian Adam, dunia fantasi Pippa, serta ketakutan terburuk Rosie bercampur dalam sebuah bentrokan hebat.

Pelelangan adalah kisah cinta yang manis dan modern, dengan nada Gotik yang menyayat hati ala Jane Eyre, dan sedikit elemen supernatural. 

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Anna Erishkigal
 —Pitajte kako možete osvojiti sat u vremenu— 

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Marija Jurković ima puno većih problema od činjenice da je njen sat stao u 15:57. Kada je odnela svoj sat ljubaznom gospodinu na popravak, osvojila je jedinstvenu nagradu: priliku da ponovno proživi jedan sat svoga života. Međutim, Sudbina ima stroga pravila vezana za to tko se i kako može miješati u prošlost, uključujući i upozorenje da ne smije učiniti ništa što bi stvorilo vremenski paradoks. Može li se Marija pomiriti s pogreškama za kojim najviše žali u životu? 

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"Dirljiva priča. Dobiti priliku promijeniti ono za čim najviše žališ je stvarno prilika koja se rijetko dobiva!" —Reader review

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"Vrlo pokretna i dramatična priča… da imamo priliku promijeniti povijest, bi li to napravili?" —Reader review 

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"Dirljiva kratka priča na temu iz Norveške mitologije. Vrijeme je dar, a ponekad i posljednja prilika…" —Dale Amidei, autor

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Što ako možeš neke stvari učiniti iznova?

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Anna Erishkigal
 -- Spør hvordan du kan vinne én time i tid —

Marie Karlsen har mye større problemer enn det faktum at klokken stoppet 15:57. Da hun tar med seg klokken til en vennlig reparatør, lærer hun at hun har vunnet en særegen premie, en sjanse til å gjenoppleve én time av livet sitt. Men skjebnen har strenge regler om hvordan man kan gå tilbake i tid, blant annet en advarsel om at hun ikke kan gjøre noe som ville skapt et tids-paradoks. Kan Marie få fred med den feilen hun angrer mest på i denne verden?

"En gripende fortelling. Å gjøre om på din største beklagelse er en i en million mulighet!" —Tilbakemelding fra leser

"En veldig rørende og dramatisk historie... hvis vi hadde fått mulighet til å endre fortiden vår, ville vi gjort det?" — Tilbakemelding fra leser

"En bitende kort lesing om et tema fra norrøn mytologi. Tiden er en gave, og noen ganger, en siste sjanse…" —Dale Amidei, forfatter

Hva om du kunne gjøre det om og om igjen?

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