|It’s all-out corporate warfare when two titans of the energy industry square off over newly struck oil in a southern Somalian province. Boardroom battles rage in the west while, on the ground, two massive armies of hired guns fight to a stalemate that could boil over at any moment.
Tech specialist Ted Reagan and his commando-trained partner, Alex, are hired, under the banner of their new company, Reagan Kirwan International, to turn the tables. Their seemingly simple mission takes a deadly and dangerous turn as they learn they are not the only trump cards in the game and they may be on the wrong side.
Facing the most dangerous of adversaries, constant peril, and treacherous corporate politics, they must stand together if they want to survive ‒ and, of course, collect their pay checks. Because war is a two-player co-op and all they have is each other.
|First book in the Masked Demon series by Richard Combs
Young Navajo women are murdered and butchered in drug-crazed rituals. The evidence points back to ghastly rituals performed by a satanic cult years earlier. The FBI and Navajo Police join forces with a veteran Navajo County investigator to hunt down the deranged killer(s).
Richard Combs weaves this masterful tale of a fiendish serial killer, sexual crimes, demonic cults, masked demons, and Navajo life with a sure hand and many surprises.
Nightfall & The Masked Demon is the first volume in the series.
Published November 2015
|Sailing north after escaping the clutches of the Byzantime Empress Zoe, Harold Hardrada intends to claim his inheritance ‒ Norway’s crown. Danger has followed him like a close friend and on the arduous journey home, he reflects on his life of adventure, tragedy and war and joining the elite Varangian Guard. His wits and battle skills have served him well but will they be enough? The soured love of an empress may be his undoing – Zoe wants him dead.|
|Silent Helene Van den Bergh has wandered the city since her release from a psychiatric hospital fifteen years earlier. Horrified when her friend is murdered, she knows the bullet was meant for her ‒ but why?
On Devil’s Peak, on the spring equinox, Helene waits for the gibbous moon to rise, unaware that two killers stalk her. The Dark Man, and Etienne Craig, The Diabolical Creation, a depraved lunatic whose lust for violence has reached its zenith. But something infinitely more evil tracks the hunters on the charred mountainside. Its depravity knows no bounds and its form cannot be predicted. Evil men set on slaughter may themselves become its prey.
Flash Peterson, Honey Esack and Petra Montgomery, the Sisters of Light, unite in a desperate scramble against the clock. Can they conquer the darkness in time to save their friend?
|One word, one glance between a long-legged girl and a musician and so begins mankind’s oldest story. But will their new-found ardour survive the darkness that lurks beyond the blinding sunlight of a magical summer? Will they be able to sacrifice promises given and commitments made?
Against a backdrop of Italian cities, Moro peels away in layers the depths of passion, ruthlessness and the urgency of lovers when need and desire overrule everything.
|First book in the Random Survival series by Ray Wenck
What lengths will a man go to to ensure his survival?
A sudden, mysterious disease has swept across the country and the few survivors have turned violent, killing for food and water. Knowing the insanity will soon spread from the city, Mark Warren begins stock piling items of need by raiding his neighbor’s homes. His basement becomes his fortress and he is ready to fight to defend it.
When he discovers the organized horde is killing other survivors, Mark steps in to rescue a woman and her children. His actions make him a target and he becomes hunted. Trapped and outnumbered and the killers closing in, Mark must make a stand and find a way to survive.
|Second book in the Random Survival series by Ray Wenck
Bobby and Becca Warren are enjoying college life when a mysterious disease ravages the country. With chaos ensuing, they head for home to join their family, but when they arrive they discover their home has been burned and find the graves of their mother and youngest brother in the backyard.
With scavengers swarming over the neighborhood, the siblings decide to search for their father using clues he has left for them, but before they can find him they are captured by a local militia. Caught between a psychotic killer and an advancing foreign army with no chance to escape, their only hope rests with their father, who doesn’t even know they are alive.
|Math, King of Gwynned will die without a maiden’s magic to soothe his battle-injured foot. In a court rife with envy, greed and cunning, Math must choose a successor. His nephew falls in love with the beautiful new Footholder and he and his scheming brother plot to win her and at the same time ruin her – a plan which could mean the king’s death. Will the maiden’s bonding with the king cost her life or can she overcome treachery and save both king and kingdom from being torn apart?
Set in mythical Wales, The Footholder’s Tale, Andrew Richardson’s historical fantasy captures the mystical elements of the times and combines intrigue and classic romance, based on Gaelic legends.
|The Springdale Warriors are a dysfunctional, winless, high school boys basketball team who spend more time fighting each other than their opponents. Their coach is at a loss to find a way to get them to work together. When a desperate magical spell goes awry, crossing time and worlds, transporting them to the kingdom of Aerthos, where they are asked to save a world, nothing good can happen.
What follows is a humorous journey of growth and bonding as the boys and their coach try to stay alive in a land where the people look to them as saviors. They soon learn that the only way to survive is to trust each other and work together as the team their coach has been trying to get them to be all season.
|The second book in the Excess Baggage series by Andrene Low
Jennie’s life has always been planned to the nth degree, but no amount of planning could have prepared her for losing someone she loved. Someone she’d planned on spending the rest of her life with. She’d grieved, according to plan, and moved on.
Actually, travelling to England was a hangover from Plan A. An addendum. A sub-clause she couldn’t let go of. It’s what Steve would have wanted. Wasn’t it? She and her best friend, Samantha, had had an interesting time in Australia, and now they’re in London, things are sure to get even more exciting. For one thing Jennie falls back on her long-ignored artistic talents as a means of making money. Painting portraits of the spoiled mutts Sam is making outfits for pays really well.
Things are still going according to plan, at least in spirit, until she runs into Rupert Smythe-Brown, a Hooray Henry who’s missing a chin. Then any guidelines, addendums and sub-clause, paragraph 3.4s are thrown out the window. From being someone who’s always backed away from confrontation, Jennie turns feral, with hilarious results.
And then there’s Mark, who doesn’t know when to quit. Jennie hadn’t planned on him at all.
Published May 2015
|Seventh book in the byte series by Cat Connor
Washington D.C. is burning, blowing up before SSA Ellie Conway’s eyes. More than ever she needs her controversial connections to prevent more terror attacks and horrifying deaths.
Surveillance footage mysteriously wiped away, explosions rocking the city, people blown apart, an insider forging Ellie’s signature to release suspects, and her helicopter taken down, all challenge Delta A to find the link between the terror attacks, international trade in missing girls, coded price lists and a rogue Interpol agent.
Supported by the new man in her life, Ellie puts the pieces of the puzzle in place, striving to defy time limits which will end a girl’s life.
Published April 2015
Protégé (Protégée ‒ feminine form) (C19: from French protéger, to PROTECT)
One who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence.
(Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Ed.)
Dreams of a career as a classical pianist erode and wither, destroyed through a relationship with the famous and forceful Antonia Brico, renowned pianist and the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic.
Told almost as a post-modern detective story, through a mosaic of fact and imagination, The Last Protégée reveals the extraordinary power and emotional depth of Dr. Brico’s influence on half a century of Nancy Deed Resler’s life.
|Paul Chaise, ex-SBS, is trying to leave his old life behind but his old ‘employers’ have other ideas. Returning home from Spain, he just wants to find his girlfriend, live a quiet life ‒ and forget. A job selling property in Suffolk seems to offer the perfect escape route until he becomes involved with a client’s problems and everything spirals out of control. Some particularly nasty Eastern European gangsters want to take over the running of the client’s houses and use them as bases for human trafficking.
The client ends up dead and his wife tortured, her mutilated body left in Chaise’s flat as a warning. Chaise goes on a one-man crusade and the body count mounts up. The S.I.S. gets wind of this, decides to rein Chaise in and that’s when things get really nasty.