• Historical,  Romance

    On Different Shores

    By: Rebecca Bryn A young poacher is found guilty of killing Lord Northampton’s gamekeeper and is transported to Van Diemen’s Land for life, leaving behind the common-law wife he loves. Pregnant and penniless, she faces the appalling lack of rights for women in Victorian England and is forced to make hard choices. While he suffers the deprivations of a brutal life in chains, she is determined her child will know its father; she embarks on a dangerous endeavour to follow her lover across the globe. Will the cost of her actions prove too high, for her and for all those she loves? (Inspired by family history and real events.) The…

  • P.A. Ruddock, author, horror, fiction, echoes of the pen
    Author Spotlight,  Horror,  Humor

    Author Spotlight: P.A. Ruddock

    Our very first author spotlight goes to P.A. Ruddock. I met P.A. through a Facebook group that he had created. It’s honestly one of the most supportive and engaging groups I’ve had the pleasure to belong to. It’s a small-ish group of authors, so it’s easy to get to know those who are active. I feel I was blessed to be invited to mingle with such gracious and caring individuals. So, I wanted to do something special for the man who created the group. Thank you, P.A.! P.A. Ruddock Born in London, the United Kingdom, P.A. Ruddock has in his time been a soldier, studied psychology at Middlesex University, worked…

  • Mystery,  Romance

    Poison Pen

    By: Val Tobin When their colleague is murdered, three wanna-be authors can’t help meddling in the investigation, which puts them on the killer’s radar. Robin refuses to leave the house, Daphne has OCD, and Beth falls asleep at the most inopportune moments. Yet all three find themselves caught in a cat-and-mouse game where anything can happen and no one is safe. Will they catch the killer before he catches them? Detective Jacob Turner is a modern-day Columbo in search of a clever killer. Instinct tells him something doesn’t add up. Then, the case becomes personal and the hunt is on… Compelling story with unbalanced characters that are quirky and fun……

  • Horror,  Sci-Fi

    The Dead Series

    by: TW Brown Dead: The Ugly Beginning (Book One) The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity’s fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive…some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just…The Ugly Beginning? A character driven zombie apocalypse… by Rhonda Hopkins | Author Have you guys read any of these books, yet? If you haven’t, I highly recommend them. I know — some of you are thinking: “Zombies! All right!” And some of you are thinking — “Zombies? Really? You want me to read a zombie book?” Trust me. Even if zombie lore isn’t your thing, these books…

  • Horror

    Darkly Wood

    By: Max Power When a new arrival to the village of Cranby discovers a small leather-bound book called ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ she soon discovers that not all of the stories within are as fantastic as they first appear. The book tells of supposedly terrible events which have occurred in the Wood that overlooks the village. What begins as an innocent stroll with her new admirer up by Darkly Wood soon turns into a nightmare for young Daisy, one from which it seems impossible to escape. The line between reality and fantasy soon begins to blur, as a fledgling love affair is tested in the most terrifying circumstances. Swept up…

  • Mystery

    Sam Smith Mystery Series

    by: Hannah Howe “If you like psychological detective stories with a touch of humour and romance, you will love Sam Smith.”   The Sam Smith Mystery Series is a character-driven series about Samantha Smith, a woman overcoming the effects of childhood trauma and an abusive ex-husband while trying to make a living as a private detective. Sam’s Song (Sam Smith Mystery #1)  Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail…