Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening by Mara Powers

“…had me turning the pages obsessively from the very beginning.” Readers Favorite.Enter the legacy of the legend… Brigitte has been chosen to renew the treaty between Atlantis and the ancient bloodline of Lemuria. As an emissary of nature, her betrothal would ensure the continued function of the Crystal Grid, the life source of the ten kingdoms of Atlantis. But as Brigitte prepares to leave from her home in the magical Dreamvale, her people are attacked by a storm of shadows. Now she is running for her life. Upon her arrival in the ruling city of Atlantis, she meets D’Vinid, a dejected musician who lives the quintessential Atlantean lifestyle of revelry, escapism and apathy. Under the eclipse of a sacred festival, they are swept into an attraction they cannot resist. Their union may protect humanity from its worst enemy – the shadows of Atlantis. But there is one problem, this man is not her betrothed. Brigitte soon discovers that the corruption of the Grid could very well be the Grid itself. Citizens have neglected to attend the rituals required to charge the crystals with their psychic emanations. Some have fallen prey to an epidemic called “the madness”, caused by shadowy parasites that feed off human suffering. But as nature always strives toward balance, the crystals have activated a genetic upgrade among the people. The youth have begun to express supernatural powers. Could it be that D’Vinid and Brigitte are meant to be leaders among the awakened? And if so, why does it seem impossible for them to be together? A mysterious tale of romance, seduction and betrayal that reaches just enough into the modern mind to ask – will we learn the lessons of Atlantis?

Author: Mara Powers

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

The daughter of a war criminal by Mito Bessalel

Sandra is the daughter of a war criminal and an abused wife, Eduardo is a lonely man, they meet in Buenos Aires and fell in love in the beautiful Iguazu Falls. You will follow Sandra’s life through her narration and how she was able to survive and provide her son with a better quality of life. You will remember this story about love, understanding and the value of a true friendship.

Author: Mito Bessalel

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Four Seats: Martial Law (Four Seats, Part Two of Six) by Aaron Cooley

“Has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can’t wait to watch it when it gets there.”
– Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

Part Two of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

One month has passed since the bombing of the Supreme Court that claimed the lives of 124 people, including four of the Justices.

On the hunt for the whereabouts of the fiancée he had thought killed in the blasts, Supreme Court Police officer Jason Lancaster has arrived in Detroit, a lawless wasteland policed by the grunts of a military contractor called Allied Armament Security Consultants. The answers Jason seeks may only be obtainable by somehow getting inside a closed-down hospital guarded by the mercenaries day and night.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the confirmation hearing of conservative Notre Dame law professor Cecilia Koh has gotten underway. How will former First Lady Rosemarie Irving handle the revelation that Professor Koh is being extorted by one of her students, threatening to reveal to the media that the Professor recently paid for her daughter’s abortion?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.

OTHER REVIEWS:
“Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn’t know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there.”
– Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

“With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable.”
– Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,
Netflix’s MARCO POLO

“Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand… at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging… bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next.”
– Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST

“Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down.”
– Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

Author: Aaron Cooley

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

THE GODLESS LAND: Mescalero Way by Matt Cutugno

The saga begins in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, ten years before the events recorded in Matt Cutugno’s first Western, The Godless Men. Two boys, one from Kansas and one from Missouri, make their way through the wild country as pony riders for the mail service. At the same time, a young woman from China holds a powerful man responsible for the death of her father. Law and order was slow to come to the Territory. Justice slower still. There were settlers and squatters, commerce and industry, sheriffs and outlaws amidst unfolding Manifest Destiny.Few knew that a Civil War was coming. Matt Cutugno is the author of four novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past eight years. He is from New York and currently lives in California.

Author: Matt Cutugno

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Sidetracked by Mediocrates: An Allegory About Real Success by Bill Palmer

Are you successful? More important, are you happy with your success?Few people ever achieve anything close to real success—and its resultant joy. You wouldn’t guess that from the shelves of books on the subject that you find in practically every bookstore and library. Why, in spite of so much valuable information, do so few individuals find their way to lasting success?The real problem is that most people never take into account the single most important factor, the one that affects every other factor critical to lasting success. In fact, most people would consider this unrecognized factor an obstacle to their dreams rather than the missing key!Written in allegorical form, Sidetracked by Mediocrates takes you on a journey of discovery with a young man determined to find success, though he has little idea what it is and how to get there at the outset of his quest. If you aren’t sure how to pursue your dreams, join in the adventure. You’ll be glad you did!

Author: Bill Palmer

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

AMERITA: A Sci-Fi thriller where work ethic is the new currency. Dystopia for the affluent, Utopia for the working-class. by Luke Medina

Meritism ManifestoWe, the working women and men of our beautiful and plentiful land, declare in one voice to revoke all credence to economical systems based on subjective monetary representations of individual Merit.We, the contributors of food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, education, healthcare, technology, art, and sport, declare our vocations as necessary for advancing society. Vocations that do not contribute to the advancing of society are deemed not worthy of recognition.We, the laborers, believe the productivity of every valid vocation is objectively and accurately measurable.We, the mentors and parents of future generations, believe in equal education, equal nutrition, equal healthcare, and equal opportunity for all. We, the champions of equal prosperity for equal effort, believe all persons are gifted with talents and the ability to contribute meaningfully to society.We believe every individual has the right to choose how much or how little he or she contributes.The more an individual contributes, the more he or she shall be rewarded.The less an individual contributes, the less he or she shall be rewarded.If an individual contributes nothing, the individual shall have no place in the community.We, the people of the new Meritocracy, declare objective recognition of Merit for all.

Author: Luke Medina

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mail Order Bride Leah: A Sweet Western Historical Romance (Montana Mail Order Brides Series Book 1) by Rose Jenster

Leah is a school teacher in Albany, New York during the 1880s who was devoted to her mother until she passed away. Her father lost his business and Leah did not want to spend the rest of her life living with her protective brother. She begins to correspond with a man from Montana who ran an ad for a mail order bride. Could she have found someone who also loves literature and shares so many of her interests?

How does Leah handle her brother’s negative reactions to the correspondence that now was the focus and light of her life? Can she leave the desperate situation in New York and find that joy that her heart dreams? Or is she destined to live a life without fulfillment?

Will Leah find happiness in Montana? What secrets does her love keep to himself that makes him so hard to reach and read? Can Leah help Henry open up his heart or will she give up? Can his scars heal from the past?

This is a stand-alone story without a cliffhanger and a clean wholesome romance. Note that Mail Order Bride Tess which is Book 2 in the series is now available as well as Mail Order Bride Felicity which is Book 3 at Amazon and that all of these books are free to read if you belong to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Each can be read by itself independently.

Author: Rose Jenster

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews