THE DOMINO CAPER is an illustrated, chapter-book for early readers and their parents.
BLAKE EDUN-ESPINOZA, a gangly fourth-grader with myopia, has no intention of becoming a detective, let alone the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of BLUE HILLS PRIMARY. That is, until a green visitor galumphs from his backpack and creates a ‘ginormous messaballoo’ in MRS BARTER’S classroom.
Although unjustly chastened for the Kermit-kerfuffle, Blake’s sob story falls on deaf ears when he and twin sister BROOKE, arrive home. His MUM—an author—is amused, and his DAD—an engineer and Sesame Street devotee—simply chides; “Instead of complaining Blake, why not find who tricked you?”
With the assistance of his Uncle NIC, Blake makes cardboard models related to the mystery as he endeavours to unmask the elusive TRICKSTER.
This is a tale of pranked victims and domino clues, of disappointments and perseverance, of classmates and family support, of a foiled plot and comeuppance—all in less than fifteen chapters.
A papercraft Blake, Search-a-word, Clue-word and picture to colour can be found at www.richardreeswrites.com.
THE DOMINO CAPER is the first in a series of three BLAKE E MYSTERIES. THE ALPHABET CAPER and THE BILLY-BUCK CAPER will be published in coming months.
Book Five in the series: Secrets in the Mountains, will be published in February 2019————————————————————————————————-Lou looks all set for a miserable Christmas with her uncaring parents – until her best friend Jack invites her to join him and his brother and sister at their place. The thirteen-year-old is delighted at the prospect of seeing Jack, 12, and his siblings David, 11, and Emily, 10, again. She’s looking forward to celebrating Christmas properly at long last. Intriguingly, Jack’s home village of Malpas is all a-buzz with news that a series of thefts have taken place from the nearby stately home, Chumley Towers. Its owners, Lord and Lady Somerset, are struggling to stay afloat as it is and this might be the final straw. The police don’t have a clue who is responsible. But there are clues – for those willing to look for them. Jack hopes that with Lou’s help, they just might be able to solve the mystery. Lou, of course, is never one to shirk a challenge like that!In the course of their enquiries, the four young detectives unearth more than they bargained for . . . (You could read this book without reading books one to three first but it’s preferable to read them in numerical order).LOU ELLIOTT MYSTERY ADVENTURE SERIES by George Chedzoy: 1. Smugglers at Whistling Sands 2. The Missing Treasure 3. Something Strange in the Cellar (a shorter novel) 4. Trouble at Chumley Towers 5. Secrets in the Mountains (to be published in February 2019)Also by George Chedzoy: Cartwright Fantasy Adventure Series: The Mystery of the Misty Woods; The Mystery of the Message in a BottleRapunzel: My True Story
Carentan, France 1944 – Ethan Martin, a soldier in the 101st Airborne, is fighting for his life. But soon he will learn what peril truly is when he is ripped from his world and transported to a land of magic, swords, and dragons. And though the Nazis are now far, far away, danger is closer than ever.
The Eternal Emperor, Shinzan has destroyed the mages and only a few dragons remain in exile. And now that Ethan, son of Praxis Dragonvein, has returned he must destroy him as well. Faced with unimaginable power, Ethan has only one hope – to reach the dwarf kingdom of Elyfoss before Shinzan can find him.
More Books By Brian D. Anderson:
The Godling Chronicles-
The Sword of Truth
Of Gods and Elves
The Shadow of Gods
A Trial of Souls
Madness of the Fallen
The Reborn King
Threatened by an old enemy, Lucy must step into her grandfather’s shoes. But in her new hometown, who can she trust?Lucy Wilson doesn’t want to move from London to sleepy south Wales. But when she arrives at her new seaside home, it doesn’t appear to be as boring as she expected.Ogmore-by-Sea seems to be under the control of a mysterious and powerful force. But why is Lucy its target? And why, when students at her new school start to disappear, does no one seem to care?With the help of her new friend Hobo, Lucy Wilson must assume the mantle of her grandfather, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and defeat an invisible enemy before it’s too late.The Lucy Wilson Mysteries is a Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off adventure and features licensed characters created for Doctor Who by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln.
New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose. Ben is supposed to be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.
Telepathic thirteen-year-old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, have until the rising of the Blue Moon to save the life of a young man whose caravan is forced to flee through a magical portal to another world, without him.
In the process, they have a dark awakening when their typically predictable world collides with the complexities of the magical world. The twins face unimaginable dangers, thrusting them into an unexpected choice: to live as they always have or to learn the truth about their past and enter a world that is equally thrilling and terrifying.
More importantly, however, is whether they even have a choice, or will fate not only force this new magical reality upon them, but require them to sacrifice everyone they love in doing so?
Fated Saga Book List:
Book One: Awaken
Book Two: Shifting
Book Three: Embrace
Book Four: Broken
Book Five: Divided
Book Six: Taken
Book Seven: Control
Book Eight: TBA (expected late winter 2014)
Book Nine: TBA (expected late spring 2014)
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Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…
Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the family business than weed through a world of gold-diggers to find an honest woman.
But when the beautiful girl in the seat next to him becomes a courtside spectacle at the hands of her loser boyfriend, he can’t help but step in and save the day.
One kiss. Two strangers. No strings attached.
The only problem is, Chase is used to getting whatever he wants. And after kissing Gemma once, he knows one thing…
He wants more.
NOT YOU IT’S ME is a full-length, standalone contemporary romance about a girl who doesn’t believe in love… and the man who changes her mind. Due to sexy-times and strong language, it is intended for readers 17 and up.