An adventure set on the slopes of Japan’s highest peak, FUJI is a tale of looking for love in all the wrong places and finding something else along the way. It follows the on-again, off-again romance of two resident alien co-workers, Collin Long and Huang Jianhong, who are trying to make it in a land that doesn’t always seem to want them. They join TV celebrity Miki Matsu on a winter climb of Japan’s penultimate peak with high hopes of being accepted, but jealousy, greed and lust cause things to fall apart almost from the start. Drawn to the beauty of the seductive, snowy peak, and seeing it as the ultimate escape from social prejudices, they are answered with bad weather and nature’s cold indifference. Dreams shattered and social niceties discarded by the wayside, they confront one another as a three-way romantic romp goes wrong and they find themselves in a fight for their very survival.
Throughout his professional career Paul Delahass has done what he can to find justice for those no longer able to do so for themselves. He now finds himself trying to do the same for two men who lived generations before his own.After returning from a short trip to Espinola with his cousin he feels certain they’re close to finding pieces of what Jeremy Delahass wanted them to. Like his cousin, he believes whatever it is, isn’t good. When his mother discovers it completely by accident in her search for another piece of their heritage, it turns out to be worse than he expected. But what concerns him more is his suspicions that his mother is hiding something from him. Something he feels certain has to do with the secrets Jeremy Delahass left behind for them to find. For the moment he’s more than willing to wait until she’s ready to tell him but he can’t help but wonder…and worry. Like his cousin, Jase Delahass is determined to uncover all that Jeremy Delahass left behind for future generations to find. For him it’s no longer out of a sense of duty. It’s become personal. And knowing his cousins as well as he does, he knows he’s not alone in feeling that way.So far everything they’ve found has filled in gaps of information they hadn’t known about. He has a feeling as the pieces become more difficult to locate it could only mean one thing. And as he prepared himself for what they might find he knew too it wasn’t just enough to know there was a puzzle they were meant to put together. It was all about finding the pieces. In the middle of the twenty-first century Jeremy Delahass came from out of nowhere much as history decreed his ancestor did some two hundred years before him. It was his legacy, that of a man counted among those who fought in some of the harshest battles of the Revolutionary War for Independence, that Jeremy waved like a beacon and eventually reached the pinnacle as his ancestor had been unable to.But his dreams had never been those which would put him in the midst of the public eye. Jeremy had never been driven to right all wrongs, to speak the words of the voiceless, to be the one who pushed until promises made were kept. And he’d never felt the need to sit in the center of power. But he did all those things. Jeremy Delahass did all that he wouldn’t have otherwise because of those who had dreamed of doing so, for those who did have visions of all that could be, who had been driven to right all the wrongs…but couldn’t. Their lives had been tragically and violently cut short.In fulfilling what they were no longer able to, Jeremy Delahass became a hero to scores yet was also reviled by many who resented the changes he’d fought for. And he left behind a lasting heritage for all of those who would follow. And so it endured. The Delahass Legacy.Now two hundred years later…Family Trust is the fifth in The Delahass Legacy series that also includes Family, Family Unbroken, Family Shadows, and Family Always. The Delahass Legacy series tells the story of how one family learns the lessons of what’s important in life and how despite the centuries and generations that pass it remains the same. Family.The Delahass Legacy is a series of books classified by Amazon as short reads. The books in this series fall in the two hours and more reading time. If you enjoy sitting down with a novella style book you’ll enjoy The Delahass Legacy series.
Free Download – 1 day only!>From the author of No.1 Bestsellers ‘CORNELIUS’ & ‘INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare’…Never push a woman to her limit when all she knows is pain.A powerful story of a young woman named Eva left on the doorstep of a neighbor as a child by her very own mother. She is abused, neglected, rejected and without a legal footing in the only place she knows as “home”. All the odds appear to be stacked against her and those looking from the outside in seriously wonder how one human being could be expected to battle such atrocities without making a fateful decision to end it all far quicker than it ever began.As a young girl, Eva struggles to obtain an education at the resistance of a woman who was left with the responsibility to raise her, but years later finally finds what she believes is true love. This event, ironically, progresses to a further downward spiral that costs this young woman her three most precious gifts in the world, thus evoking a snap decision that occurs ten minutes before sleeping.
In this piece written in honor of the obscure meaning underlying Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, an artificial man speaks out against difficulties in the interpretation of that paragraph in Article 4.2.5 which governs the lifespan of his kind.
The Wahlderbilt family estate is as far from the western front as you can get, and yet it is more treacherous for the newly arrived World War II air force pilot. Hired to tutor their young son, but it’s their attractive teenage daughter who catches his eye. The war hero and the aspiring veterinarian grow closer by the day, and soon, are only happy when in each other’s arms. They face the wrath of her sociopathic father, who wants to protect his legacy. Will his love for her be what kills him?
“We are a country of immigrants and every family has a story to tell.” A MEMORY FOR MIRRY, a literary historical novel, is set on the Atlantic coast of America in the 20th Century. Thirty-three year old, Mirry McPherson has learned to accept her memory losses, apparently the result of an injury from an automobile accident in 1951 at nine-years old. However, in 1975, after years of having unexplained attacks, including fainting spells and blackouts, she is determined to find out what is making her so sick. Now pregnant with their second child, she and her lawyer husband, Gavin, and their two-year old daughter (Lizzie) return to the old lighthouse estate in the ‘Village of Bellevue at Hallowed Sound’, a port town on the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern coast of America. Mirry has inherited the estate from her paternal great grandfather, Ivor MacIvor, a direct descendant of Bellevue’s ‘Founding Father’, Donovan Angus MacIvor, a Scottish builder of lighthouses. Despite the locals advising them that ‘Ivor’s ghost haunts the old place’ and that he had conspired with the Nazis during the war, they move forward with their plans to reconstruct the estate into a modern day ‘Bed and Breakfast’ Inn and Nautical Museum. Not long after arriving at the Lighthouse, Mirry becomes very ill, experiencing multiple unexplained blackouts and fainting spells. Gavin is worried but Mirry is adamant that she wants to continue with their plans to refurbish. She remembers promising Ivor “never to forget”, quoting the words of his Scottish family motto: “Numquam Obliviscar”. However, as hard as Mirry tries, she can’t remember what it was that Ivor had told her ‘not to forget’. The more she tries, the sicker she gets. As Gavin takes on his first case as the defense lawyer in a appeal trial of a man convicted of a murder in 1950, his investigations lead him back to Mirry, when she was eight years old and living with Ivor at the MacIvor Lighthouse Mansion.
The novel is appropriate for young adult and adult readers of all ages. It is the third stand-alone and non-sequential volume in the author’s collection of books launched in 2014 and titled, THE SCATTERED SEEDS, TALES FROM THE ‘GREAT MELTING POT’. These stories are American fictions set in history depicting the lives of the many immigrant families that have become a part of the ‘great melting pot’. The first volume, ANEW, and the second volume, DARBY’S ROAD are available in paper at createspace.com and Amazon.com or as Kindle at amazon.com. They are also ‘print-on-demand’ at your favorite bookstores in worldwide distributions and available at your favorite libraries upon request.
Maura Clu Gallagher is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A retired Art/Computer Teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, she is enjoying her senior years engaging in her ‘passion’, Writing. For more information about her and her work, please visit her personally designed website, “You like to read. I like to write. Together, we make a great pair.” www.clugallagher.com/
Maura continues continues to live in the Pittsburgh area and in her ‘home-away-from-home’, Ocean City Maryland, with her husband of forty years and her family, including eight grandchildren.
We met Sister Ermentrude in “Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.” (Part II of The Windflower Saga) and learned about her twin brother’s death at the hands of pirates. But what forces and circumstances brought their family and the Ansgar family together? What led both Ermen and Ermentrude to follow a path of service? Who were these educators who raised Keridwen and Leofric from childhood with all the love of a mother and father? And where did Ermentrude’s path take her in later years? In a heartwarming tale which weaves the early lives of several characters together, including Keridwen’s parents Lady Anwen and Duke Bogumil, and introduces new characters who influenced the lives of these twin siblings, we learn more about this woman who was just as comfortable as a provincial governor in southern Kimbria as she was being the teacher in a small, rural school in a remote kingdom far from her homeland.