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Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

One of my favorite writers has passed away.

Maeve Binchy made everyday life more fascinating than

Vampires, werewolves and zombies

Interstellar travel

Regency dukes

Lost civilizations

Ménages à trois

Secret societies

Aliens

Cannibalistic but intellectual mass murderers

Wizards, warriors and witches

Elves, dwarves and dragons.

That’s a lot for one writer to do

In a single lifetime.

Real is better.

Thanks.

Two for Wednesday: Novels by Crowther and Warren

Debt collector Matt Spears isn’t having a good day. He’s being framed by the cops over an alleged assault and has inexplicably found himself indebted to the blind but ruthless gangster, Vincent Barbour. When Barbour’s supposedly dead niece, Emma, surfaces in a graphic sexual video on a porn site, he asks Matt to find her in exchange for wiping the slate clean. Within a matter of hours, Matt is plunged into a world of sex, blackmail and murder. Trying to unravel the mysteries of a troubled young girl’s disappearance, he discovers the dark side of the porn industry, complicated family secrets, government corruption, sadistic gangsters, and narcissistic celebrities who all come together to find a girl who is simply … missing.

Novella also available

A Matt Spears Mystery/Amazon 5 stars

Barry Crowther makes his home in San Clemente, Southern California. Originally he’s from Manchester, England. He has had short stories published and this is his first novel on the eBook platform. He continues to work and write on the follow-up novel in the San Clemente sun with his three daughters, wife and chocolate Lab, Coney.

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The queen is dead. The dragons are finally free. But was the cost too high? While the Council of Man and Beast struggles to gain control over a land fractured by war, a young woman wages her own struggle against the ghosts of her past.

Winds From the North is the sequel to Blood of the Dragon.

Samantha Warren is an indie fantasy and science fiction author who spends her days immersed in dragons, space ships, and vampires. Her best selling books are Blood of the Dragon (Book #1), a full-length epic fantasy novel, and her urban fantasy novella series, Jane. She is currently writing the sequel to Blood of the Dragon, along with an as-yet-unnamed science fiction novel.

Two for Wednesday: Novels by Anderson and Owen

DEATH. It’s the one experience everyone will share–except for Jak Hamelton. Three words whirl Jak to a garden paradise where a treacherous interaction ushers death and evil into the world. When a mysterious benefactor offers Jak the opportunity to bring the dead back to life and live forever, it sounds impossible But after Jak’s grandfather unexpectedly begins aging backwards, it appears the dream just might be reality.

Jak and the Scarlet Thread is the first of a series of young  adult/tween Biblical fantasy adventure books that will take readers through the entire Bible, starting with the tumultuous first nine chapters of Genesis.

Nathan J. Anderson is a writer, speaker, radio host, teacher and musician intent on teaching families the Bible in ways that grab their souls and set them on fire to know God. He graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and spent ten years pastoring in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in July 2010, he spends plenty of time thinking about this life and the next, and trying to live with one foot in both places.

Paperback/460 pages   Kindle Edition   ISBN-13: 978-1456477110, ISBN-10: 1456477110, LCCN: 2010919196, BISAC: Fiction/Christian/Fantasy

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Kate is a singer/songwriter pursuing a relationship with computer game designer Phillip. After her grandfather’s sudden death from injuries sustained in a suspicious car crash, Kate is forced to choose whether to focus on Phillip and her music career, or move back to Brands Crossing and honor the promise she made to her grandfather to investigate the mystery surrounding his death.

Thicker Than Water is the first in a series of novels set in Brands Crossing, Texas, centering on a mystery that extends back to the young Texas Republic.

Sharon K Owen is working on the second book in the Brands Crossing Series. Her short stories and poetry appeared in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer’s Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. She teaches university classes in English literature, composition and communications, and on-line classes in creative writing. She lives in North Texas.

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