An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51
The vast splendor of the Almighty’s compound graced the Region of Sanctuary. With wisdom, compassion and justice, Jor’el utilized his immortals Guardians as administrators of the kingdom. For centuries, the mortals lived in peace and prosperity under divine guidance. They went about content with life – or so they thought. Guardians interacted with mortals on a daily. They offered protection and order. They were content in their role – or so they thought.When one Guardian upsets the balance, the consequences are devastating. For the first time ever, Guardians will face each other in war. Can the kingdom survive a battle of immortals?
Hayden and Persephone Caulwell have been married for twenty-two years. Constantly referred to as “the perfect couple,” they have found themselves hiding the discord in their marriage from their family and friends. After a dinner party, they engage in a volatile confrontation and years of affairs, secrets, and emotions begin to surface. Realizing their marriage has ended, husband and wife lash out at each other until the dining room – and their lives – are left in shards. This one-act play was inspired equally by the short story ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield and the Greek myth of Persephone.
Far beneath the crashing ocean tide lies a mystical kingdom, hidden from the world above. It’s a magical place, full of wonder and enchantment, where mythological creatures dwell, and mermaids roam freely.
Over the centuries, there have been countless renditions and retellings of the class fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, the tale of a young mermaid princess who strikes a bargain with a conniving sea hag in exchange for the opportunity to be with her one true love.
This story, on the other hand, takes a darker twist, diving into the previously unknown origins of the mysterious sorceress, once Sequana, a headstrong, knowledge-seeking mermaid and devoted daughter of a powerful sea king. Wounded by a heartbreaking betrayal, Sequana finds herself struggling between good and evil, and is faced with a choice that could jeopardize herself and everyone she loves.
This book is a compilation of chapters from the authors who make up The Rebel Writers. The excerpts are NOT full-length novels and are only intended to provide samples of multiple stories to expose you to new works. Included are contemporary romance, fantasy, science fiction, dystopian and paranormal stories.
Regan Claire – Gathering Water
Della was handed a slim folder the day she turned eighteen. Inside it was the name of her mother and the identity of a family that never tried to pull her from the foster system she hates. When Della moves across the country to claim the only pieces of her mother that still remain, she finds herself pulled into an unimaginable world —one on the brink of war — and it takes everything Della has not to drown in a destiny she didn’t choose. Can she move past her anger and pain to save the people she’s come to love, or will her enemies strike before Della has the chance to become the only weapon capable of destroying them?
Theresa Kay – Dark Expanse
In a world of military space stations, planetary jumps and alien offensives, nineteen-year-old Eva Braebel’s life has never been easy. She’s small. She’s female. And she earned the ire of a powerful General at a young age. With hard work and the support of her friends, she achieves more than she ever dreamed possible: A position as flight squadron leader and the man who she loves by her side. Eva just got everything she’s ever wanted, but how long can she keep it?
Caylie Marcoe – Choose Us
Riley Logan and Travis Grayson have been best friends for fifteen years. Riley never imagined that working as Travis’s personal assistant would land her the job of undercover spy on a televised dating show meant to find him love. Travis forced her into it and now the last girl she expected is the one she wants him to choose – her.
Stormy Smith – Bound by Duty
Amelia Bradbury is the last living Elder. She has power she can’t control and has been forced to hide, while a prophecy dictates her fate even as she fights for a normal life. She faces a betrothal she can’t stop and, on top of it all, she’s lost her heart to a human. When the whole truth comes to light, will Amelia choose her duty or her heart?
Elizabeth Tuttle – Spark of Light
Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves. Avery is different. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. But when love sparks the light inside Avery, her magic blooms to full force. It’s only once she is ripped away from this love that Avery finds herself at The Farm, facing truths she never expected and the possibility that she could be the spark her people need to reignite.
Kat Nichols – Family Secrets
Sophia Morganthal is an orphan that not only found herself flung halfway across the country to live with relatives she never knew existed, but that those relatives came from a long line of witches that require her to be initiated into their coven within the year to prevent a battle for leadership. As Sophia learns more about herself, and what being initiated into Blackthorne coven really means, she must answer the ultimate question – would she give up everything for her family?
This is about a non-traditional love story between a bored vampire and an evolved werewolf that expands over four hundred years.
For two years Jamie Kauffman was living the dream life as the lead guitarist for the all girl rock band, Mirage. But the dream came to an end when Jamie’s fantasies took on a life of their own. After attempting suicide, Jamie struggles to figure out which of these fantasies are hers, and which of them are her dead brother’s, who has been haunting her thoughts for months.
Dream Shifters- A collection of eight fantasy stories. From a time travel romance, a contemporary cowboy shoot-out, to a humor defining Martian kidnapping, there is something for everyone. The eight stories: Mirage, a 2011 Bookrix Contest Winner. A young woman and boy on the run find the unexpected. Time Rides the Tide- A time travel affair that changes Jen’s life forever. Beam Down Scotty- A dead man in class. Not a prank. Silver Stars on the Sea- A woman with her children caught in a web of deception. The Secret, “Sealed with a Kiss.” A contemporary cowboy shootout. The Porch- A supernatural return to an afternoon on a porch swing. The Metallic Bird- An alien of a different kind. Magic, Mockery. The Green Phone- Humor. Martians kidnap grandma. Chickens, Wall Street.