Professor Nina Monte, an expert in ancient religious texts, is called into a secret meeting. A mystical object has been discovered in a 15th-century galley, buried at the bottom of Lake Garda in Italy. At the recovery site, Monte makes a shocking revelation—the relic in her hands holds the power to change humanity’s perception of existence.
But Monte soon finds herself trapped in an insidious intrigue, and is forced to abandon everything she knows and trusts. Joined by local hotelier, Alessandro Pini, she is determined to unravel the truth surrounding the discovery.
A heart-stopping race to decode the four-thousand-year-old mystery leads Monte and Pini from Italy through the mighty Austrian Alps, right to the banks of the most sacred river in India. But the professor and her friend are not the only ones seeking answers, and it will take courage and cunning to outwit those who believe the truth is worth dying—or killing—for.
Prequel – The Vestals Conspiracy (November 2017)
Book 1 – Fast Track to Glory
Book 2 – (Summer 2018)
Book 2 of the Antonello Brothers series. The Thieves' Guild tech Senth is about to claim will make him invisible. Finally, the young halfbreed thief will be out of sight, shielded from the taunts humans fire at him. But when that tech reveals he has a human half-brother who's bound by a cruel slaver, Senth must find a way to save his brother from abuse and win his freedom -- even though Senth is a slave himself. After all, this is what he's always wanted. A family. There's just one problem. That brother holds him responsible for every bad thing that ever happened, and he can't wait to make Senth pay. This tech might make him invisible, but it can't hide him from the truth...
High school senior Santana Harris' parents want her to go to college, to prepare for her future, or---at the very least---to get a job so that she can figure out what life after high school will look like. Santana doesn't want any of that. Convinced that her art will allow her to win a scholarship to a prestigious school, she’s content to coast through her final year. Her parents give her an ultimatum: if she doesn’t win the scholarship, she'll have to find a part-time job. Then Santana and her friend spot a cat in a tree. After she saves it, a strange boy shows up to offer her a job. The kind of job that would allow her to work after school and set her own hours. The only catch? Her new boss thinks he’s a superhero, and he wants Santana to be his new sidekick.
Lieutenant Jackson Peterson thought he knew who the enemy was. A bitter war with the Kelsairans made it abundantly clear. When Jackson saves a Kelsairan woman from a wrecked ship, the line is suddenly blurred. Jackson questions everything he knows once he discovers the woman he loves is a soldier too. Now 200 years of fighting stands between him and the only woman he ever wanted. Jackson will risk everything to stop it. Will it be enough? Can Jackson stop the war or will he die in the process?
A mysterious plague destroys crops and leaves swaths of farmland around the world in ruins. Panic and riots break out. Famine and rebellion push nations to the brink of war.
With the memories of their fateful summer suspiciously erased, straining their relationships, Jag, Tegan, Kody, Aari and Mariah must regain what’s lost to battle the forces of darkness advancing across the lands.
Finding themselves hunted by operatives from a clandestine organization at every turn, can the group outmaneuver their pursuers and stop the world from descending into chaos?
If you like epic adventure stories with endearing characters in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League series!
"If Daniel Silva and Rick Riordan had a love child, it would be the young S.S.Segran. With the intensity of an adult spy thriller and the relatable characters that teenagers enjoy, Aegis Incursion takes YA Action, Adventure, and Fantasy to a new level." ~ The OnlineBookClub.org ~
Life is short and justice a rare commodity in the harsh wastelands of Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Rafe Stoner is about to encounter this cruel truth the hard way. An operation goes tragically wrong, and a Taliban sniper team ambushes a UNHCR ambulance. One of the dead is the woman with whom he intended to start a new life. Stoner turns his back on civilization, and begins a new career as a gun-for-hire in the bitter land ruled by the bomb and the bullet. With a growing reputation as a man who gets results, the former SEAL agrees to locate the murderer of a young boy's father. This time, he is up against overwhelming odds, so he recruits a former friend, Greg Blum, as an extra gun. Blum, the son of a Russian who fought in Afghanistan during the Russian invasion, is a talented shooter. He is also the man Stoner once threatened to kill. The operation becomes a desperate fight for survival. Battling drug-traffickers, murderers and warlords, Stoner has to employ all of his SEAL skills just to stay alive. The two men fight their way through ambush and the bitter snows of winter to reach their target. Standing in their way is a vicious warlord, Massoud, who counts among his ranks a psychopathic American sniper. The battle becomes a bloody and ferocious duel to the death.
Their daughter's kidnapping plunges the protagonists into a hair-raising calamity A five-year-old child is kidnapped near her home in a small town in northern Israel. The secret behind her disappearance forces her parents to face a terrible crisis. Mutually suspicious, they embark separately on an emotionally and physically life-changing quest to find their daughter. Will they ever find her? Embarking on a physically and emotionally jolting journey to find their lost daughter, they find themselves in a mysterious, far-away, life-threatening place, ruled by a leader who intends to purify the world with genetic engineering. International corporate leaders with dark motives and the Israeli Mossad all feature in the plot. They must brave a sinister state of altered reality in their search for her The Emerald Circle is an additional dimension, paralleling our reality, in which occurrences can be more clearly seen. It has vital influence on the protagonists. The solution for the chaos and the turbulent events of the plot can be resolved only on the level of reality itself. In this reality, each passing day increases the danger that the little girl will never be found.
None can resist the ravages of time. Knowledge is lost. Memories fade. But some things must never be forgotten. Over 400 years ago, twelve great warriors united the beleaguered armies of men and scoured the war-torn lands of evil, pushing the enemy back into the underground pits and caverns from whence they came. To ensure their legacy, each of the Twelve founded fortress monasteries to impart their unique knowledge of war and politics to a select few, the Knights of the Twelve. But now the last of the Twelve have long since passed from history to legend and the Knights, their numbers dwindling, are harbouring a dark and terrible secret that must be protected at all costs. Merad Reed has spent half his life guarding a great crater known as the Pit, yearning for some escape from the bleak monotony. Then the arrival of Aldarin, one of the few remaining Knights of the Twelve, sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will change Reed forever. To the north, Jelaïa del Arelium, heiress to the richest of the nine Baronies, must learn to navigate the swirling political currents of her father’s court if she hopes one day to take his place. But the flickering flames of ambition hide the shadow of an even greater threat. And deep within the earth, something is stirring.
Survival’s in his blood
Rough-souled Brandr’s ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but the Viking has one final task —protect the slave, Sestra. Her life’s been full of hardship…until she learns the location of a treasure.
Saving others is her purpose
With war coming, stealing the enemy’s riches will save lives, but only one man can watch over Sestra —the fierce Viking scout, Brandr. The two have always traded taunts, now they must share trust. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice that changes everything on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure
Service is a calling. When one man answered, he would change lives. Allan J. "Doctor Alonzo" Wind had strong views about futurism and fighting society’s injustices, even as a boy. He was an early Earth Day activist for environmentalism, and political corruption. In college he joined different causes including “No Nukes” and against authoritarian regimes. Despite finishing college with some pending incompletes, he made good on his promise to join the Peace Corps to help others. As he traveled through and lived in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru, he found himself surrounded by peasant leaders, social movements for change, wonders and marvels; but also sometimes dangers – near-death illness in the jungle, getting shot at in a police-military crossfire, arrested by an anti-American colonel looking to make a statement, threatened by Nazi-influenced fascists in Chile and with risk of expulsion by a drugs & thugs U.S. Ambassador in Bolivia. Yet his determination to make a difference in the lives of others drove him forward throughout both hardship and joy to awaken a spirit of selfless giving and purposefulness he could never have imagined. Now, in this gripping account, he shares his story of discovery and adventure among the peoples of the Andes. With stark honesty and powerful prose, “Doctor Alonzo” tells the tale of his own enlightenment in the hopes of inspiring the next generation to dedicate themselves to the principles of working to build a better tomorrow. Andean Adv ...
Caspian is looking for his mother. Snatched from the beach as a child and raised as a half-breed Mer-Prince in the long-lost city of Atlantis, his turn to rule is coming fast. Caspian learns that the Mer in Oceania have found a method to visit land—a practice forbidden in Atlantis—and later return to the sea. Unfortunately, the “magic” method involves poison so potent that only half-breeds with undamaged lungs can survive it. When his Sea King father forces Caspian’s engagement to a mermaid he can’t stand, Caspian decides it’s time to go in search of his human roots, and the woman who gave him life. Elise has nothing left to lose, except the house she grew up in and a beat-up classic car her father had intended to restore. While her friends leave home for college and abroad, she’s stuck waitressing at The Sea Turtle, begging for enough hours to pay her power bill, and using her lunch breaks to place flowers on her parents’ graves. Not only is she not looking for love—she’s not even looking for friendship. Loss is something she knows too much of, and she can’t survive any more. But when she finds a mysterious stranger wandering the cemetery, she takes pity on the pathetic soul and brings him to her work where she can feed him a solid meal. The innocent meeting turns into an unbreakable bond, and sets off a chain of events that leaves them both questioning their place in the world—be it land or sea—and discovering just how essential love and family can be.
Excalibur is Missing. A Killer is on the Loose. One Reporter is Determined to Uncover the Truth. James has a nose for trouble. But that’s nothing new. This time, things are different... …his life is on the line. James is the chief editor of a small newspaper. It’s hardly captivating work. He’s bored. But, all of that is about to change. Late one evening, he returns home to discover that his long-time girlfriend and journalist, Valentine has left. Early the next morning, James fails to reallocate her assigned story. To avoid blank space in the culture section, and losing his job, he decides to write the story on the local museum’s latest acquisition, Excalibur. But, there’s one thing he didn’t count on… ....Excalibur is missing, and a dead body is at the crime scene. As his investigations commence, James unravels a tangled web of betrayal, kidnapping and murder. But, his fact-finding hasn’t gone unrecognised. The wrong people have started to notice. And, there will be consequences—dire consequences. You’ll love this gripping cloak and dagger mystery because of the twists, turns, and ending you’ll never guess.
H. Downing Lane describes his adventures as a young sailor across the Atlantic.
H. Downing Lane has been a retired educator, tutoring business owner, private high school teacher, sailing coach and school administrator. Born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore, H. Downing taught sailing on Long Island Sound, raced competitively on the Chesapeake Bay, crewed transatlantic to Norway, crewed on numerous races to Bermuda, voyaged much of Maine's coast, cruised the Caribbean, Belize, Dalmatian Coast and the Bahamas. In 2008 he purchased Mystique, a 40' Leopard catamaran, then sailed it from St. Maarten to Florida. Then spent years cruising the Bahamas' Exumas and Eleuthera.
Ever since Scharlette’s parents gave her a name no one can really pronounce, she’s been stuck in a bit of a rut. She hates her job in airport security, making people take their belts off before they fly to exotic locations she can only dream about. She owns a small apartment with large repayments, drinks bargain bin red while she watches Star Trek, and misses her little sister, lost to an exploding sandwich press ten years ago. Scharlette fears she might live out her entire existence without doing anything or mattering to anyone. It still comes as quite a surprise when a handsome time traveller named Tomothy appears out of nowhere and verifies she is correct – that, according to his records, she doesn’t matter at all. Scharlette isn’t sure this news is as wonderful as Tomothy seems to think but, as he explains, since her life was to have no impact on the timeline whatsoever, Scharlette is free to travel time and space, and have amazing adventures with heedless abandon. “The book is charming and riotously funny. The most enjoyable aspect of the story is its unpredictability.” – Aurealis Magazine “It’s hard to describe why this book is good without spoiling a single part of it.” – Two Doctors Media Collaborative
Exiled on a barren world... When the immortal king Pietas is marooned with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that's the problem. He's not. Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped in their pods and it's up to him to rescue them. He must manage it with an irascible mortal, an entire tribe of know-it-all sentient panthers, and one fascinating woman who's telepathic -- and a weapons designer. All while dealing with the most dysfunctional family in the history of forever... A free book in this series is available by subscribing to the author's newsletter.
When Al agrees to help Fergie find the missing son of one of their long-ago high school classmates, they head off to a ranch in the valley, where some wide open spaces still remain in Southeast Texas. He is okay with following Fergie’s lead in the case, for a change, and even with riding horses. But what he doesn’t expect is for the trail of the missing son to lead them into the path of one of America’s most violent gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13. They are vicious, tattooed career criminals, their lives devoted to machetes and guns. And this bunch is gearing up to wage war with other gangs—fighting, maiming, killing, and dying over their turfs, their colors, and their hand signs. Heaven help anyone in their way…and to do their job, Fergie and Al find themselves squarely in the way.
Books four to six in the thrilling JO MODEEN series continue the adventures of ex-soldier and now national security agent Josephine Dakota Modeen MG, the kick-ass heroine we'd all like to have on our side. MODEEN CONVERGENCE takes us to Cairns in far north Queensland for a visit by the state premier, a small man who’s made big enemies during his first term in office. Taking the death threats made against him seriously, the Feds call on national security agency NatSec to assist with the protection detail. Agent Jo Modeen considers it a babysitting job, until she finds herself targeted and it becomes clear the stakes are higher than first thought. And after her old unit re-forms, they converge on what becomes a complex mission with dangerous links to the past…. MODEEN ROGUE sees Modeen struggling to come to terms with the fate of a close teammate critically injured during the team’s most recent mission. Driven to pursue the organisation responsible, she embarks on an unauthorised campaign of retribution, a campaign that is both personal and perilous. She’s going rogue … and going alone. In MODEEN REDEMPTION, while NatSec team leader Ben Logan is concerned when two of his ex-agents are targeted by a deadly hit squad, he has a more pressing issue on his hands. The US Department of Defence is demanding additional on-ground surveillance at a high-tech Australian laboratory, where final testing is underway of the DOD’s latest and most advanced weapon. A weapon that could alter the c ...
Olessia is a girl like no other on Earth. Powerful and dangerous, she is on the run, desperate to escape the incredible fate that awaits her. Ryder is an everyday highschooler about to discover her world is nothing like she imagined. And those ghosts she sees? Not ghosts at all. A fast-paced scifi-fantasy adventure.
Waking up in a desolate cell, Gaia realizes she has been kidnapped by a human trafficking organization, doomed to be sold to the highest bidder and unable to remember anything before her capture. An opportune rescue by Raoul, the Prince of Kayamato, saves her from a gruesome future, and throws her into a world of luxury and privilege. As she struggles to regain her memory, Gaia learns that her rescue was no accident and finds herself in even more danger. Fighting for sanity and survival, she works to unravel the truth behind her capture, each revelation more shocking than the last. The intricate web of deceptions spun around her will shatter her world, leaving her unsure if she will ever trust again.
Whispers in the dark. Vague clues. Deadly threats. As currents of unrest flow throughout the kingdom of Andrea, Raina Swiftmain holds knowledge that could save her people. But can she find the missing links and discover the location of the lost prince? Dare she trust a knight who claims to hold the answers she needs? Raina and her two unlikely companions face peril on every side as she seeks to fulfill her family's quest. Join Raina as she discovers faith, falls into the arms of trouble, turns thetide of a kingdom, and finds humor in the worst situations.
Fifty years ago, the Murray family lost their prized possession: a fifteenth-century, two-volume Gutenberg Bible—the most valuable books in the world—in dubious and disputed circumstances. Fifty years later, grandson, Johnny Murray, discovers where his legacy now lies. And drunk on the heady aroma of vengeance, blended with the prospect of a multi-million-pound payday, Johnny resolves to retrieve it, no matter what. But Johnny’s actions ripple down through his family when the recent keeper of the bibles retaliates to the appropriation. Not only Johnny, but also his wife and son, become targets as the ex-custodian escalates his response from malice to mayhem and murder in his attempts to recover the books and establish his own legal title to them. But, whoever wins has a problem. Have they been seized from the rightful owner? If so, can he risk the law ever taking the side of a thief?
A Scottish tale of terror. When Sergeant Dave Wilkes and his constable, John Campbell, are called out to a remote island, it is to investigate a simple case of sheep worrying, what they think is a routine job. But upon arrival at Leita, they find the community to be empty, the shops and houses lying quiet. Before too long, they find disturbing evidence of violence and mayhem. They get some of the story when they find three survivors holed up in a farmhouse, but the tale they tell is almost unbelievable--a grisly story of ritual cannibalism, blood sacrifice, and a ram's skull that makes its wearer both invincible and irresistible. Soon they are in a fight for their lives, as the ram takes control of the island. Can they stop it and prevent it from spreading? Or will the ancient magic of the ram prevail and take its bloody promises to the mainland, and to the town that is waiting to be shown its glory?
NU-USA, 2125. Dhata Mays’s anger is primed to erupt. When an old friend on the force clues him in to a mysterious murder gone cold, the mercenary sleuth allows his obsession to take control. But no sooner does he dive into the details of the case than he barely survives an ambush by unknown assassins. Too bitter about the murder to back off, the cynical detective ignores the price on his head and pursues the organization he’s certain is responsible. But when he discovers that he has more than one adversary from the past, he may find nowhere in the world is safe. Will Dhata’s fixation on justice get him permanently deleted?