Will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last!‘This is creepy storytelling of the highest order: spine-chilling and difficult to put down’ Daily Mail
A race against time to save her child...
In seven days, Maggie’s son, Max, turns three. But she’s not planning a party or buying presents or updating his baby book. She’s dreading it. Because in her world, third birthdays are the days on which the unthinkable happens... she loses her child.
For the last twelve years Maggie has been imprisoned in a basement. Abducted aged fifteen, she gave birth to two sons before Max, and on their third birthdays her captor came and took them from her.
She cannot let it happen again. But she has no idea how to stop it. And the clock is ticking...
'Great hook, fast-paced, fully engrossing. Don't miss out – read it now!' Sam Carrington, author of The Missing Wife
‘A superb read for suspense fans, this taut thriller will have you racing for the finish’ Heat
‘A gripping page turner’ Closer
‘An expert at crafting chilling scenes that will instantly capture a reader’s imagination’ Woman & Home
‘Evocative writing and emotional rawness’ Woman’s Weekly
‘By far the best proof I’ve received this year’ Reviews by Chloe
‘OMG – WOW!!! I have no other words...go buy and read this book now, it is that AMAZING!’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘WHAT. A. RIDE. The adrenaline raced through me as I read this jaw-dropping thriller’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures
‘I couldn’t put the story down’ Jaffa Reads Too
‘An addictive, tense and chilling read’ The Book Review Cafe
In an anarcho-capitalist future, space-based corporate settlements have replaced the State. Colonel John Alvarez, a fifteen-year veteran, is unwilling to waste more years leading missions into deep space. He wants to start over and make a new life with his wife and son.
But when a distress message from a distant research probe is received, Novos Corp reactivates Alvarez's contract. He must carry out one last mission, a rescue attempt. Unknown to Alvarez, however, is the hidden threat that awaits him, one that—if he cannot stop it—will doom humanity to a fate worse than death.
Jane grew up knowing one thing: she's nothing but normal. But then one little run-in with an assassin robot threatens to destroy everything she thought she knew about herself. Soon she finds herself with none other than Lucas Stone, the galaxy's number one pin up and hero. And together the two of them have to find out exactly who Jane is and what's after her before the galaxy is plunged into war.
The three-book A Plain Jane series is complete. You can start the adventure today by picking up the free A Plain Jane Book One. An action-packed sci-fi adventure, it's sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell's Betrothed and Shattered Destiny.
She ran to save her people from her betrothed. He intends to use her to start a galactic war, unless she can stay out of his clutches.
When she runs into one of her old guards, she's pulled back into the life she disavowed.
She can no longer afford to run. It is time to rise up and do what she should have done from the start - go to war.
Their memories are held in the dreams of their brides-to-be. Find one of these brides, and she can bestow upon a man the powers of a ruler past.
There was a time when the Zenith Royal family had to search the galaxy for brides - now all are kept in the palace. They think they have every bride under control; they don't.
One has eluded them, and within her dreams rests the most powerful king there ever was.
A Time of Kings is a thrilling action-packed space opera. A sprawling adventure, it will take you across the Milky Way and back again, so start the journey today.
Commander Williams is going somewhere. In the Imperial Forces, it’s almost impossible to climb the ranks without noble birth, but Williams is the kind of soldier who can. Like a dog after a bone, once Williams locks onto a target, he does not let go. Which is a problem, because his next target will drag him into an intergalactic war, steal his heart, and change his life forever.
Celena is a runaway assassin, the Emperor’s favorite. He will do anything to claim her back; she will do anything to run. With the ability to create star chambers – pockets of almost limitless power – there’s no one who can catch her. Until she runs into him. Williams is just as handsome as he is tenacious. He’s convinced she’s a common criminal, but when her secret is revealed, he traps her. But in taking her on, their destinies intertwine – and this knot will never come undone.
Star Destiny is a sprawling intergalactic adventure jam-packed with action, adventure, intrigue, and a dash of romance. Fans of Odette C. Bell’s Betrothed and Shattered Destiny will love this new action-packed serial.
Tune in for the thrilling first book of the action-packed One More Bite series. It is sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell’s Legal Rites.
She's a hard-boiled private eye in Soullake City, and she specializes in finding lost souls. The city sits on top of a gate to Heaven and Hell, and it's up to her to ensure neither the light nor dark spill through.
She's got a problem, though. She made a deal with the Devil to access her immortal soul, and it now sits around her neck as a clockwork amulet. But in unlocking her soul, she unlocked her destiny, and both must now vie for control of the Harbinger.
The DataMind meditation app has revolutionized the world, making people smarter, happier, and more productive. But a programming glitch in the final update causes billions of users to experience uncontrollable rage and aggression.
Nick, an ordinary high school senior in Fairbanks Alaska, is suddenly thrust into this life or death arena. He and his brother must escape the zombie-like hordes of blood-thirsty maniacs and seek refuge north of the arctic circle.
The four-hundred-mile journey tests the boys, their wits, and their trust in each other. They think they’re fighting to stay alive; but little do they know, they’re fighting to save mankind.
Annie has dreamed her whole life of the future. What she sees comes to pass – unless she stops it. She’s carried this burden alone, until circumstance throws her into the life of Mark, an army lieutenant with a secret. He’s moved to the sleepy village of Sunny Ridge to track an enemy like no other.
But his enemies will soon start tracking him. Annie will be all that stands in their way.
It is time for her to awaken – awaken, and fight.
Trial by Light is a four-part action dark-fantasy sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell’s Hell’s Angel. The series is complete, so pick up the first episode today.
Charlie Baker is the new kid at school. He looks like any other kid, but he’s far from it, and somehow he has to fit in and not reveal his secret.
He thought it would be easy, but on the first day, he already messed up big time. Now, a girl, Maya, knows he’s from outer space, and the school bully, Caden, is out to get him.
But Charlie has to make this middle school on earth thing work, so he’s willing to do whatever it takes–even if it means getting Caden flowers or wearing toilet clothes!
Get the first book in the series now!
Alien Kid is the new, fun middle-grade series (ages 9-12) from Kristen Otte, the author of The Adventures of Zelda series. She writes funny books that parents can trust.
Semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Book Awards
Readers' Favorite 5 Star Seal
Mud and mire shall birth a tree,
A sprout shall grow of ancient seed.
The five unite to break the one,
The curse of man shall be undone.
But brothers rise ere dragon's bane,
The last shall smite the first again.
Orphaned at a young age, Song has grown up listening to his grandfather recite legends of the distant past. But it is his own history he seeks to uncover, particularly the events surrounding his parents' deaths. That is a secret closely guarded by his grandfather. Then Song discovers an heirloom that links him to an ancient prophecy. His destiny lies within the old tales he has scorned. Song must follow the path that killed his father.
A gripping tale of high adventure, noble characters, breathtaking settings, and literary prose, Song of the Mountain entwines the very best elements of children's genre in a story that has widely captivated adults. The story is rich and multi-layered, relayed in an old-fashioned, oral story-telling tradition and flavored with the mystique of the ancient Orient.
Song of the Mountain
Fire on the Mountain
Tears of the Mountain
Business leaders often take actions that prop up earnings in the short term, but compromise their companies’ long-term health. David Cote, the much-respected former leader of Honeywell International and one of the most successful CEOs of his generation, shares a simple, paradigm-shifting method of achieving both short- and long-term goals.
Short-termism is rampant among executives and managers today, causing many companies to underperform and even go out of business. With competition intense and investors demanding strong quarterly gains now, leaders all too often feel obliged to sacrifice the investments so necessary for long-term growth.
Dave Cote is intimately familiar with this problem. Upon becoming Honeywell’s CEO in 2002, he encountered an organization on the verge of failure, thanks to years of untrammeled short-termism. To turn the company around, he and his team adopted a series of bold operational reforms and counterintuitive leadership practices that enabled them to “do two conflicting things at the same time”--pursue strong short- and long-term results. The outcome was phenomenal. Under Cote’s leadership, Honeywell’s market cap grew from $20 billion to $120 billion, delivering returns of about 800%, two and a half times greater than the S&P 500.
Offering ten essential principles for winning both today and tomorrow, this book will help readers toSpot practices that seem attractive in the short term but will cost the company in the futureDetermine where and how to invest in growth for maximum impactSustain both short-term performance and long-term investments even in challenging times, such as during recessions and leadership transitionsFeel inspired to stand up to investors and other managers who are solely focused on either short- or long-term objectivesStep back, think independently, and foster independent thinking among others around them
Presenting a comprehensive solution to a perennial problem, Winning Now, Winning Later is a go-to guide for leaders everywhere who seek to finally transcend short-termism’s daily grind and leave an enduring legacy of success.
The legendary activist/comedian and author of the “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) bestseller How Not to Get Shot returns to address a nation on the edge of civil war.
After centuries of oppressing others, white people are in for a surprise: You’re about to be a minority yourself. Yes, the face of America is getting a lot browner—and a reckoning is coming. Black and brown folk are not going to take a back seat anymore. It’s time to surrender your unjust privileges and sue for peace while the getting’s still good. Lucky for America, D.L. Hughley has a plan.
On the eve of America becoming a majority-minority nation, Hughley warns, the only way for America to move forward peacefully is if Whites face their history, put aside all their visions of superiority, and open up their institutions so they benefit everyone in this nation. But we can still have fun with this right? Surrender, White People! hilariously holds America account for its wrongs and offers his satirical terms for reparations and reconciliation.
But it’s not all bad news, white folks. The upside is that if you put D.L.’s plan into effect, you can FINALLY get black people to stop talking about oppression, discrimination, and their place in America. Now, that’s something we ALL can get behind.
Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions.
But in 2019, as some claimed “billions of people are going to die,” contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction.
Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas.
Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions.
What’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
With the brutal subarctic winter fast approaching, Gabe and Raymond soon find themselves stranded in Deadmen Valley. Trapped in a frozen world of moose, wolves, and bears, two boys from vastly different cultures come to depend on each other for their very survival.
"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."
"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."
Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.
“Big Nate is funny, big time.”—Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The fifth Big Nate novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce, all about king of detention and cartooning genius Nate Wright!
Everyone knows N-A-T-E does not equal N-E-A-T!
And when Nate’s sloppiness gets out of hand, his best friend, Francis, is in serious trouble.
Can Nate clean up his act, or will he flip out first?
For fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Meet Big Nate, world-class boredom buster and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.
A Legacy of Light (The Dragon War, Book One) -- a new fantasy trilogy for fans of A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings
The people of Requiem, an ancient kingdom, can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. For years, Requiem's holy stars have blessed the kingdom with light and magic. But now a darkness falls.
General Cadigus, traitor to the crown, has captured the throne. Bloodthirsty and cruel, he rules with an iron fist. He crushes his own people under his heel. He burns all foreign lands. The noble kingdom of Requiem fades; a dark empire rises.
In the wilderness, a small light kindles. Rebellion brews. The rebels are haggard, outnumbered, and desperate. They hide in forests and ruins. They fight for the memory of Old Requiem, for a legacy of light.
The Resistance is small, but its cry is loud: "The tyrant must fall."
A Legacy of Light -- an epic fantasy novel. For fans of dragons, shapeshifters, swords and sorcery, A Game of Thrones, Eragon, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
THE REQUIEM SERIES:
Requiem: Dawn of Dragons
Book 1: Requiem's Song
Book 2: Requiem's Hope
Book 3: Requiem's Prayer
Requiem: Song of Dragons
Book 1: Blood of Requiem
Book 2: Tears of Requiem
Book 3: Light of Requiem
Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire
Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood
Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings
Requiem: The Dragon War
Book 1: A Legacy of Light
Book 2: A Birthright of Blood
Book 3: A Memory of Fire
Requiem: Requiem for Dragons
Book 1: Dragons Lost
Book 2: Dragons Reborn
Book 3: Dragons Rising
Requiem: Flame of Requiem
Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire
Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire
Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire
Requiem: Dragonfire Rain
Book 1: Blood of Dragons
Book 2: Rage of Dragons
Book 3: Flight of Dragons
Gerald Hennessey – silver screen star and much-loved heart-throb – never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera. Murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws Temple Regis’ community into disarray.
Not least Miss Judy Dimont –corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald’s death, she’s soon called to the scene of a second murder, and, setting off on her trusty moped, Herbert, finds Arthur Shrimsley in an apparent suicide on the clifftops above the town beach.
Miss Dimont must prevail – for why was a man like Gerald coming to Temple Regis anyway? What is the connection between him and Arthur? And just how will she get any answers whilst under the watchful and mocking eyes of her infamously cantankerous Editor, Rudyard Rhys?
‘This is a fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime. No wonder the author has already been signed up to produce more adventures starring the indefatigable Miss Dimont.’ Daily Express
‘Unashamedly cosy, with gentle humour and a pleasingly eccentric amateur sleuth, this solid old-fashioned whodunit is the first in what promises to be an entertaining series.’ The Guardian
‘Highly amusing’ Evening Standard
‘TP Fielden is a fabulous new voice and his dignified, clever heroine is a compelling new character. This delicious adventure is the first of a series and I can’t wait for the next one.’ Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
Must have. A golden age mystery.’ Sunday Express
‘Tremendous fun’ The Independent
It’s been six years since Xavier Devouh was hurled off a cliff and disappeared into the ocean. Six years since his soul was cursed to live inside his necromancer twin. When his body is discovered in a distant land, he and his coexisting brother undertake a dangerous journey to find Xavier's original form, unaware of their role in an ancient prophecy. But when their path unexpectedly crashes into a scythe-wielding lady reaper looking for Xavier, will she discover their secret?
And have the twins unwittingly triggered a demon uprising that threatens to destroy all five realms of Nirus?
If you like intricate magic, deep world building, relatable characters, unpredictable plots, and exciting action, then you’ll love Ellie Raine’s "once in an afterlife-time" Epic adventure.
First Place Winner of Writer's Digest 7th Annual Self Published Fantasy eBook Award, Willow of Ashes was given a perfect score from Writer's Digest in all areas, including plot and story appeal, character development, structure and pacing, spelling, punctuation, Grammar, voice and writing style.
Buy Willow of Ashes to double an extraordinary journey today!
Editorial Reviews and Awards
2019 First Place Winner Writer's Digest 7th Annual Self Published Fantasy eBook Award
2019 Readers' Favorite Review Award winner in General Fantasy genre
All books in series continuously awarded five-stars by Readers' Favorite Review:
Willow of Ashes (Book 1): "One of the most fascinating universes I have ever encountered... a world rich, mysterious, inviting, and frightening at the same time...you'll want to visit it again and again."
Orbs of Azure (Book 2): "This is that epic fantasy genre that draws you in with magic,mysteries, and epic resolutions to seemingly unsolvable problems. Rich in detail, with heroes larger than life, sometimes even larger than death itself, Orbs of Azure is a fantasy to remember."
Pearl of Emerald (Book 3): "Ellie Raine never disappoints me with her unique characters and complex plots. This third offering in the series is as good as the first two, if not better... excellent world building and complex systems of magic."
Phoenix of Scarlet (Book 4): "Phoenix of Scarlet is a masterpiece of medieval mayhem and feudal machinations. The politics are as potent and convoluted as the gods and creatures playing the game."
Blossom of Gold (Book 5): "Author Ellie Raine has developed a truly superb and fully engrossing fantasy world like nothing I've ever read before. Blossom of Gold is a superb work that is highly recommended for fantasy fans everywhere."
With the king of Garenland dead and the people eager for revenge, Otto and Wolfric turn their sights north, to Garenland’s ancient enemy, Straken.
The Northern Army marches into enemy territory while back in the capital Otto rushes to train as many war wizards as he can.
Outside forces refuse to leave them alone and Otto is forced to deal with an ever-growing array of foes, unreliable allies, and an enemy that will do anything to see Garenland fall.
Can Otto overcome threats both internal and external to bring the war to a victorious close?
But a trip to Count Claire's estate leaves Rio and Celia face-to-face with an unexpected encounter. Can Rio come out on top once more?
This is Volume 11 of my own kind of dungeon story, where my skills as a producer will finally shine!