Alistair Stuart MacLean ( 1922-1987). A Scottish novelist of largely adventure stories. Born in Glasgow he was the son of a Church of Scotland Minister. Many of his stories use world war two navy knowledge; MacLean having served during WW2 in the British navy. Hi service took him into the Atlantic, Artic, Mediterranean, Far East and off Norway, Burma, Malaya and Sumatra. After the war he studied English at the university of Glascow and worked as a school teacher.
San Andreas, may be one of Alistair Maclean’s lesser known novels, but it is equally as good as his best. This is a well written novel using the author’s knowledge of boats, the Second World War and weather. While other books by Maclean like: The Guns of Navarone and HMS Ulysses, may be seen as an instant draw-card to the reader who likes an adventure- thriller, a plot based on the plight of a hospital ship in hostile waters might not be perceived to have the same appeal. Such a subject matter might be considered as being as shaky as the San Andreas fault-line as far as marketing is concerned, for a hospital ship during the Second World War was neutral and somewhat boring as it carried no weapons. Yet this was no ordinary hospital ship and as time has shown was never likely to founder with Maclean at the helm.
Darkness falls on the beautiful hiking trails of Castle Rock, and death strikes without warning. After the first body was found with its throat ripped out, Detective Ryan Wade and Dr. Kayla Niccoles seek answers. The coroner reveals the body was riddled with rabies, probably an attack by a rogue bear or wolf, but when more people are killed, an enigmatic visiting zoologist presents a disturbing theory – one that goes beyond the boundaries of natural law. To protect the town and the people he loves, Wade will have to face the beast on its own killing ground; the cliffs and caves of Castle Rock.
About the author
Rebecca was born in Baltimore, MD in 1971 and moved to West Virginia along with my family when she was two years old. She has two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.
She started writing short stories while in middle school, but wasn’t serious about becoming a writer at that time. It wasn’t until high school when she wrote a paper for her creative writing class that she knew she wanted to become an author one day.
She continued her writing education through LongRidgeWritersGroup.com in which she completed two writing courses, one on Breaking into Print and the other, Shape and Sell Your Novel.
She still lives in Southern West Virginia along with her three dogs, and continues to write.
SECTOR C THE HUNTED -BLOOD FRONT
In the future, most of the world is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes. Sector residents are offered the freedom to live as they desire provided they stay and abide by the laws handed down.
After being jolted awake by the blaring screech of the sector alarm, Zelina is dragged from her bed, gagged, and tied to a chair. Confronted with the brutal murder of one of her former classmates, she realizes that all eyes are on her as the primary suspect. Whether she was involved or not doesn’t matter.
In the eyes of most sector residents, and most Council Members, Zelina is already a pariah—feared for the powers she will certainly come to possess. For she is the first human known to have both vampire and lycanthrope blood flowing through her veins.
Zelina will find herself on a gripping adventure that will take her beyond the borders she’s known all her life in an attempt to save those she loves—and herself from becoming The Hunted.
Nina has always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing – you don’t want to hear that! She earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Military Science from Eastern Michigan University where she spent most of her time either on stage, rappelling down buildings or working one of three jobs. After college she moved to Los Angeles, like so many other actors, in pursuit of her dreams. Nina started writing short stories in 2008. Since then, her dreams have gotten bigger and she likes to think her storytelling ability has gotten better. Her first 3 novels Awaken, Beginnings, and Revenge (the Blood Angel Series) were published in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In early 2015 she published The Chosen (book 1 ~ The SECTOR C Series) and she is excited to be publishing the second book in this series in late October 2015. She has done everything from secretarial work to business development to being the Director of a private preschool. She has fired an M16 machine gun, jumped out of a C130 aircraft, and given birth – TWICE – but she always returns to her art.
Though she’ll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, she now lives in the South with her husband and two beautiful children. If she’s not working on her latest story, you can find her lounging with a good book, playing with her kids, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.
When Tim, Maria and Bob’s fourteen year old apparently model son goes missing, they are baffled and distraught. A police investigation reveals Tim wasn’t quite the son they thought he was. Frantic attempts to find him fail, and when their quest becomes an obsession this causes problems between them. But they never give up, and are determined to find him DEAD OR ALIVE, even though it may cost them dear.
Born and bred in the West Midlands UK. Martin writes under the pen name of Peter Martin. Missing – Dead or Alive is his second novel, following Against Her Will, his debut novel, the story of one young woman’s fight to lead a normal life after a horrific attack.
His current novel is about a teenager who goes missing for no apparent reason. It is the story of how this affects the lives of his family.
Martin’s interests lie mainly in crime, suspense and thrillers. His favourite authors are diverse, including Robert Goddard, R J Ellory, Kate Mosse, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Diane Chamberlain, Harper Lee,Wilbur Smith.
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About the author
Who am I? I am a Writer. Blogger. Light Worker. Motivator. Educator. Animal lover. Friend. And my main objective? To live life to the fullest!
I live in St. Augustine, Florida, and I’m a member of FWA (Florida Writer’s Association) and the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). I am available for interviews and lectures. If interested, please email me at JodiSykes@aol.com
Jodi Sykes is a freelance writer, author of Rhyming Activities for Beginning Readers (T.S. Denison & Co.), I am Special – The Power is in ME! and The House on Pancake Hill (Amazon.com). She is also a website content editor, proofreader, and daily blogger of, Living La Vida (Lymphoma).
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Dark September is a fast paced alternate history thriller set in Wales during WORLD WAR II. It touches on the desperation and raw fear of ordinary people trying to survive against odds that are definitely not in their favour.
In the story Germany invades the UK. Soldiers pour ashore from warships in the Severn Channel, determined to secure the steelworks and the coal mines of South Wales.
Irishman Danny O’Shea is on his way to work in Newport Docks. His house is bombed and his wife is killed. His young son Adam, who nearly drowned when he was a baby, has severe learning difficulties. Terrified of what the Nazis will do to him, O’Shea resolves to take him to neutral Ireland.
Penniless and desperate, they head for Fishguard. But on an isolated Welsh road they witness an attack on a German convoy carrying the blueprints for an awesome new weapon that was discovered in a secret laboratory near Brecon.
Suddenly O’Shea is separated from his son and catapulted into a world of betrayal and brutal double-cross. Pursued by both the Germans and the insurgents, his only concern is to find Adam and get him to safety.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The germ of the story has been in my head since the time I was in the Navy and we did exercises in the Brecon Beacons. I wondered what it would really be like to be running for your life through such inhospitable terrain with the bad guys determined to do you a serious injury if they caught you. But why would my character be running from anyone? What year should it be set in?
Later on I saw some disturbing footage of Nazis guards disposing of people with special need, and I felt tremendous sympathy for their families. How would I have react if I was in that position and Germany invaded the UK? Where would I take my child? Being Irish I felt it would be natural to gravitate to Ireland, which was neutral. And the chances were I’d still have some family there to go to.
The original book was self-published with Smashwords.com but it has now been taken up by http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com
Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.
When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.
Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Ashby was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta. When she’s not reading or writing, Claire Ashby spends her time watching extreme survival shows and taking long walks after nightfall. She has an unnatural love of high places, but still regrets the time she skydived solo. She believes some things are better left to the imagination.
When You Make It Home – Kindle edition by Claire Ashby. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.