Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance halland just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead.
When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for himand is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighbourhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safeeven from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.
A secret, magical universe. A young girl’s fate. A father’s dilemma.
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As Kaira Renn continues her everyday existence, the secret, magical society her dad and aunt work in is disrupted by dark movements and familiar enemies. Before long, Kaira’s dad is engulfed in battle once more, tracing danger and struggling against dark forces. It is during the fall out of a battle that Casper Renn is forced to accept an inevitable truth: darkness in the Society will lead to danger for his daughter unless she learns of its existence, gaining the necessary training and knowledge. Soon after, the decision is made and Kaira enters a secret, magical universe – laying the foundations for her dizzying adventures.
Never Mansplain a Fairy and Always Read the Terms and Conditions
Scott’s dream of running a public company has finally come true! Unfortunately, he’s at the end of his career and fears he won’t have much time to enjoy his success. After sadly wishing that he could endure as long as the company itself, a business fairy appears to grant his wish. Of course, the outcome isn’t exactly what he expects.
Scott the CEO is an office, comedy, fantasy. (Is that even a thing? I guess I’ve just made it a thing.)
I hope it gives you a good laugh!
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I was born conjoined to my sister, Rose. The doctors told our parents that we would never survive. Our bodies were joined from our shoulder to our hip. We only had one kidney, one breast, one arm, and one leg each. The thing that really wigged out the doctors was we had only one vagina but two uteruses.
Well, since my sister, Luna, thinks our lives will turn around, she has signed us up for a dating TV show. The thing is a three-day getaway to find our perfect mate. She thinks if we do this, our lives will be complete, but I, on the other hand, I think it’s a load of crap. What man would want a freak like us?
We have four men to choose from and lots of activities. Will we find a mate or end up alone forever together?
This is the sequel to the popular ‘Not Far Enough From Worries’. Kev and Skylab pit their wits against Camilla, the beautiful but ruthless lesbian.
This dark novel starts in Hua Hin, a sleepy seaside town in Thailand. “Not much ever happens there.” Don’t you believe it! A thriving gambling hub, wives kill husbands to raise a stake for the next turn of a card. Never owe the debt-collector or his mother. You may be set alight!
Kev and Skylab are now the guardians of a very talented child, amongst other skills, he can tell if you are lying, making Kev very nervous, fortunately, the only person Nick will talk to is Camilla’s daughter, Philippa. That ability is useful if you want a casino.
Characters to avoid on a dark night are Mik and Mak, Thai twins, yes, real Siamese Twins. You’ll have to think about that comment. Their ‘friend’ Randy has some mental issues. He ends up missing part of his body!
The action moves to Bangkok for a fast, hard-hitting surprise. Horror when you don’t expect it!
This is book two in the ‘No Worries’ series. Book 3 ‘Children With No Worries’, to be published 2019.
WORRY NO MORE
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She’s blonde. She’s clever. She’s in his office. Private investigator David Good doesn’t stand a chance.
South London. The 1980s. David Good, a morally confused and womanising private investigator, is hired by a ridiculously beautiful blonde to help her fend off the attention of a serial blackmailer. But he’s barely got to grips with the woman’s keen sense of self-interest when he stumbles on to something far more unsavoury.
Never one to run a mile when a woman needs help, Good finds himself up to his neck in trouble, upsetting some unpleasant people with short fuses and their own self-interest to protect. Join Good as he seeks to simultaneously unravel both the crime and the woman.
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Road rage, rednecks and romance. Solve this twisty mystery before you die laughing!
Being jobless and divorced at age forty-five is bad enough. But when Val Fremden’s only friend in the world ends up dead, it’s hard not to think the world’s out to get her.
Maybe it is….
The sugar-white sands of St. Pete Beach attract weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. So when the will of Val’s friend is announced in the paper, loonies scramble out of their beach shacks vying for a piece of the leftover pie.
Determined to find her friend’s true heir, Val reluctantly turns to three crackpots for help – a drunk, a redneck, and a snarky beach bum. Working at odds with each other, their bumbling investigation attracts the attention of a hot cop. He quickly gets into the fray and under Val’s skin. Whether it’s in a good way or bad only time will tell.
If you love funny, hard-to-solve mysteries that put gaffs over gore and laughs over legalese, the Val Fremden Mystery Series is for you! Part Bridget Jones, part My Name is Earl, each book in the series is packed with crazy characters, zingy dialogue, hilarious similes and rip-roaring situational humour, making them a laugh a minute!
MISSING AMANDA is the greatest buddy movie they haven’t gotten around to filming yet. Lou, Monk and Cassidy are being hunted by every hood, gangster, mob boss and killer in 1957
If you like Westlake or Hallinan – You’ll love Missing Amanda
Revenge is a dish best served quickly
Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.
Through guns and bombs and the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold, the scary attentions of a hitman who prefers a scalpel to a .38 and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs. All of them. At the same time.
If it works, they’ll be rich. And who knows – maybe even alive.
And now, you can read how it all began. In this prequel short story, Robbie discovers he can teleport and attempts to prove to his mom, and himself, that he can become a sidekick.
Facing a dangerous gangster and his goon, two thugs, all while trying to avoid police capture, Robbie may have bitten off more than he can chew. Can he help take down a group of criminals without getting taken down himself?
This short story takes place before Freshman Sidekick, is a complete story, and offers no spoilers for Book 1. If you love characters like Spider-Man or TV series like Smallville or The Flash, Freshman Sidekick is perfect for you!
Demons of Time: Race to the Seventh Sunset
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This story is about a time-travelling hero armed with a necromancy spell, who travels from 3057 BC to 2024 AD chasing a dark shadow from his past. He has only seven days before the apocalypse becomes inevitable.
3077 BC. Ancient India. A young child Tej and his mother were rescued from the atrocities of Kumbh, a demon of time. Their saviour Rigu, a well-known sage, captured Kumbh inside a time-prison. Twenty years later, Tej’s scars have healed, but the fire of revenge burns inside him, unabated.
Rigu reveals to Tej that Kumbh has escaped his time-prison and plans to decimate human life on a global scale. Tej has a chance to satiate his thirst for vengeance, but he must travel five thousand years into the future to the year 2024 AD and re-capture the demon. He races against time as he has only seven days, after which Kumbh will be invincible.
Time Travel meets Demonic Possession in this Hindu mythology inspired sci-fi thriller.
“There are characters to root for (and against), and more than enough action and adventure to make this worth a read!”
“The ending was unexpected and I have to give credit to the author, you took me by surprise. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
“‘Time Travel meets Demonic Possession in this mythology inspired sci-fi thriller.’ Pretty much says it all, but the twists along the way make this an even more fascinating read!”
“Varun Sayal’s Demons of Time is an intriguing start to a new series that combines mythology, time travel, and some very interesting characters.”
“The book has various elements in it such as demonic possession, time travel, science, and mythology. The author’s blend of these elements is unique and provides a new dimension to science fiction and the concept of time travel.”
“The plot is well developed. It is slow with the new information constantly being thrown at the reader, but it keeps you in tune with the story.”
“The story has some twists and turns which can have the reader quickly turning the pages, therefore it is not something you would want to miss out on.”
“An enjoyable and fast-paced novella, Time Demons blends a lot of sci-fi with a bit of fantasy magic.”
When a prominent Seattle businessman is found hanging naked in a dominatrix’s studio, lead Detective Court Pearson is pressured to find a fast, quiet solution to the man’s death. Court’s investigation uncovers secrets within his own department and raises the ghosts that linger from the suicide of his wife—all details he fights to keep quiet as a leaker goes public. To make matters worse, his new partner resents his fast rise through the ranks as Seattle’s only transmale homicide detective, and his lead suspect begins to look like a target for murder.
London isn’t ready for the investigative skills of New York Detective Bex Wynter…
A teen accused of murder. A cop running from her past. Is she his only salvation?
Bex thinks she might find peace in London, away from painful reminders of her husband’s death. Instead, she’s met with suspicion and misgiving from her new team who fiercely contest her every move. That doesn’t stop her taking neophyte detective Reuben Richards under her wing as she investigates a teen accused of murder.
She’s about to teach her British cohorts that she’ll never stop fighting for justice. Not for herself, but for those who can’t fight for themselves. But with an investigation yielding more questions than answers, is she fighting for the wrong cause?
You’ll love this realistic police procedural mystery in a shorter package you can binge read in one night!
This collection of cozy mysteries by great authors features a selection from various subgenres:
1. “Annie’s Gift” by Amorette Anderson
2. “Pretty in Pink” by Harper Crowley
3. “Meow Means Murder Preview” by Jinty James
4. “Parakeets and Pentagrams Preview” by Hazel Reed
5. “The Pernicious Pixie and the Choked Word” by Kelly Ethan
6. “Welcome to the LSP Samuel Chase” by K.M. Waller
7. “Broomsticks and Burials Preview” by Lily Webb
8. “Violet and John” by Rodney Strong
9. “Christmas, Chaos, and Second Chances” by Zanna McKenzie
Dylan is miserable, mourning his mom’s death, and drowning in debts. He has a mysterious key from his mother—supposed to reveal hidden secrets—but he has no idea what or where they are. Until an attorney shows up and turns his life upside down.
He’s invited to meet his grandparent—one he grew up believing dead. Soon after he arrives at the Mirror Estate, he begins hearing voices, seeing visions and feeling watched. As he begins to unravel secrets, his visit turns deadly.
Unlock “The Secrets” now. The suspense novelette is a prequel to the upcoming Mirror Estate series by S.L. Fon.
A boy loses his shoes between heaven and the deep blue sea
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In order to atone for a dark secret and a wish made in haste, the spirit of a boy victim from the ‘Titanic’ disaster remains earthbound as the invisible childhood friend of the girl he’d been destined to marry.
This collection of 18 short stories and excerpts is meant to transport you to alternate realities—past, present, and future. Some of the characters in the stories are extraordinary while others are quite ordinary. It’s a tiny universe of slice-of-life narratives juxtaposed with fantastic tales.
When a recently widowed author enters into a summer house swap with an agnostic widower, they both discover life is filled with unexpected
possibilities if we awaken to the power of faith, family, and friends.
“Ya think?” is author Avery Elkins Thompson’s sarcastic response. She can’t pull out from the malaise that set in following her husband’s untimely death, and her adult children fear they are losing her too.
She can’t write, and questions about their father’s death leave the family mired in pain. “We need a healing place,” her oldest son tells her, suggesting she find it on Anna Maria Island, Florida, a former family vacation spot.
When Avery returns to Baltimore to sell the family’s waterfront condo, she meets rodeo-ers-turned-real-estate-brokers Teddie and Rider Davis, and Avery’s quiet life will never be the same again. The Davises help arrange a short-term house swap with widower Gabriel Carson from Anna Maria, whose overprotective parenting has resulted in two self-centred, twenty-something daughters. Avery and Gabriel are in for the summer of their lives as they step into one another’s messy, complicated worlds.
Still, venturing out on her own again is challenging for Avery, whose experiences at the Ringling’s magnificent Ca d’Zan mansion, and with the quirky characters she meets there, eventually awaken her to truths she desperately needs to remember—that God has not forgotten her, and as crazy as life can be, it is possible to laugh and love again.
Mary Delaney is an old-fashioned sort of twenty-something. She works hard as the owner of her own bed-and-breakfast. And, she takes life slowly, despite the bad influences of her older sisters. Mary is determined to settle down and start a family… but only if she meets the perfect man: one who can wait for her.
Kurt Cutler is divorced and tired of living in the big city. Sure, he has his billion-dollar tech start-up and all the freedom that big money can offer. But, is money enough? Will his past keep Kurt from having the one thing he has always wanted?
Mary and Kurt only met two days ago, but happily-ever-after already feels close within their reach. Download Maplewood in Love to find out if they can move from the first kiss to forever in this fast-paced short read.
A Clean Billionaire Romance
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You would think 10 years is a long time to go without a real commitment, but that’s exactly what Reign Burrows did. She loved her boyfriend and truly thought patience was a virtue, that good things came to those who waited… she was terribly wrong. Burned by her boyfriend’s infidelity, Reign puts her focus on her work and seemingly on her extremely handsome boss, CEO of Haughton Capitol, Jayson Haughton.
Reign is forced to work in close proximity to the charming CEO on a special project. The more time they spend together, the more their emotions grow. But life and circumstances keep them from moving forward.
Jayson and Reign fight their attraction but fate and meddling friends have other plans for them.
In this romantic novella, two scorned individuals come together and unknowingly heal each other’s broken hearts, while still in search of what they’ve always wanted. A true happily ever after.
Jake Barnes is living his dream, building a cabin in remote Alaska when he becomes an unintended father with his fiancé Kat. Jake’s interest in lucid dreaming sends him into a world he is unprepared for and fearing the mental afflictions that plague his family. Kat has her own demands and agenda. As the line between dreams and reality blur, Jake’s decisions may cost him everything he cares about, including his infant son, Luke. Halfway around the globe, the Punan Dyaks, a tribe deep in the mountains of Borneo are manifesting their Dream Messiah after a plane crash in the jungle is taken for the omen which portends the end of the world. While more than one person wants Jake Barnes to burn in hell, another hand is guiding him to a baptism by fire as these two worlds converge.
Helen’s diner is turned upside down as farms around Ramsbolt, Maine are forced to close and jobs are lost. In order to survive, she must transform her dream into a tavern. But who will it really serve?
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On a rainy September morning baby, Cassandra is kidnapped while her mother cowers in a closet. Shea is a victim of post-partum depression.
When Detectives Darby and Mel begin to dig the truth becomes more and murkier. Ugly secrets from the past emerge. No one is above suspicion, least of all Shea, herself. In her desperation to find her baby who can she trust? Someone is watching . . . And nothing is as it seems . . .
Natasha Dawson is a lucky woman. Her career as a fashion photographer has taken off magnificently. After her imminent marriage, she will have a stable future to look forward to and a loving husband in the funny and generous Luke Stevens. Everything is very nearly perfect. But her ex-boyfriend has disappeared, and, try as she might, she can’t forget about him. Some part of her feels she’s about to marry the man of the wrong person’s dreams. The other man in her life is handsome, engaging and passionate, and Natasha is deeply in love with him. But he also has a terrible secret, and Natasha may have to risk everything if she wants to uncover it…
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Eliza Thomson loves solving murder investigations from the comfort of her own home. But things become real when a stranger turns up on her doorstep. After mumbling a few cryptic words he promptly collapses and dies.
What did he mean?
And who wrote the mysterious note they find in his pocket?
Determined to find answers, Eliza has no time to waste. With the help of her friend Connie, she travels around London in search of answers. But can she identify the killer before he strikes again?
This is the first story in the Eliza Thomson Investigates series. If you like murder mysteries and historical heroines with attitude, you’ll love this introductory novella.
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Five people are invited to a funeral but none of them has any idea who the deceased is…
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Mary receives an invitation to a funeral, but she has absolutely no idea who the deceased is. None at all.
She rings the solicitor who sent the invitation and explains her confusion. He tells her that the guy who died invited her and five other people to his funeral ON HIS DEATHBED, and he’s very keen for them to attend. So, intrigued and confused, she heads off to a dilapidated old farmhouse in a remote part of Wales. When she gets there she discovers that none of the other people knows who the deceased is either
NO ONE GOING TO THIS FUNERAL HAS EVER HEARD OF THE DECEASED.
WHAT IS GOING ON??
Who is this guy and why are they there?
The book moves between Mary’s story in the modern day, as she and her fellow funeral goers try to work out whose funeral they are at, and the story of the man who has died and what his life was like, and why he wanted these people he’s never met at his funeral.
This is a stand-alone book. It can be read without having read any of the earlier books. “Adore this author, found this book Mysterious as the title suggests. Love the fact that the book ended with a massive punch of Bernice humour – with Mary getting the wrong train seat and the poor chap who covered himself in coffee – can’t wait for the next book x”
“Mary Brown is sweet, adorable, and a ton of good fun. And so are the scribblings of her talented creator, Bernice Bloom. I am totally enamoured with both of them. “
“This was a humorous and entertaining read.”
“Totally my type of book and beyond beyond beyond recommended!”
“I love a book that teaches me something! The historical aspect of the story is really strong and I did not know that during the war Italian prisoners of war were sent to Wales to help the farmers. Then they are told that they have 20 hours to work out why they have been invited in order to inherit a million pounds.”
A delicious collection of three novellas and one short story about sisters Dani, Chelsea, and Alex Powell. The Beach Tea Shop is their
business, and solving mysteries is their cup of tea.
Linda Gordon Hengerer combines her cooking talents and her love of crafts in Dying for Holiday Tea. Although the town is fictional, much of the lore within is fact. Pour yourself a cuppa and settle into a cozy read at the Beach Tea Shop.
Love is part of life and death in Dying for Valentine’s Tea, featuring the Powell sisters from the Beach Tea Shop. The wonderful food cooked up by Alex, Dani, and Chelsea will make your mouth water, while you share their concern for a dear friend whose romance with Mr Right seems to be All Wrong.
In Dying for Graduation Tea, the Powell sisters can always be counted on in a pinch. Is that why someone has framed them for murder?
Chelsea Powell and her sisters are providing treats for Citrus Beach High School’s Freshman Orientation. Can they solve the murder of the beloved softball coach before secrets are revealed and someone else dies, in Dying for School Tea?
Laura McLove–lover of music and dance alike–encounters a handsome Hungarian dancer and returns to Budapest to get closure on the strange events that occurred nearly twenty years earlier.
A light-hearted contemporary literary romance starring the beautiful city of Budapest and set amongst the city’s musicians and dancers.
What makes a nation believe a lie?
That’s the question Jay Nichols has been trying to answer since he first experienced widespread mass hysteria as a child. A question that started when Orson Welles put millions across America into a panic in less than an hour.
Now, his PhD work is attracting the attention of world powers, secret societies, and dark organizations. Only they don’t care if he can answer the question. They just want him to build a weapon.
After Nichols refuses all the recruiters, a stranger shows up at his apartment with a warning. As the student’s life becomes ever stranger and more dangerous, Nichols is dragged into the world of secrets, lies, and espionage. Unsure of whom to trust, the final question he has to ask himself is what kind of person he wants to be, while the spies around him try to ensure he picks their side.
Melody Tanner has a secret no one in Sweet Grove knows.
Most people know Melody quit college in the first semester of her sophomore year because her father died. A few even know that when she came back to Sweet Grove she was pregnant. But the secret no one knows eats at Melody each and every day and keeps her from allowing anyone to get too close in case she’s hurt again.
When Jake Hayes decides to stay at the Orchard Blossom Inn while covering for his friend as the town’s large animal veterinarian, he’s hoping for a quiet Rockwell-type Christmas. Everyone’s friendly, and Sweet Grove certainly fits the bill. Everyone, that is, except Melody. Now the two are forced to work together and one of them is going to have to give in… or give up.
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Born in England before The Beatles became famous. I worked in the printing and allied trades, starting as a compositor, anyone remembers those?
Eventually grafting as an editor. Twenty years on a lifestyle magazine. With my wife and children, we have lived in Thailand for over thirty years, and love it.
Now? I write thrillers, with a touch of humour. 'No Worries' series, book number one, 'Not Far Enough From Worries' book two, 'Worry No More' published at the end of 2018. 'Children With No Worries' was released in August 2019. All published with amazon.com/author/colindevonshire
Book number 4, as yet unnamed is being written, it's about Thai black magic. Dark thrills!
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