.The moderate man shall inherit the kingdom.That man needs to be the Queenmaker.London 1529 – Cardinal Wolsey has ruled England in King Henry VIII’s name for most of his reign. Now Henry wants to leave Queen Katherine, his extraordinary Spanish wife of twenty years, to marry Anne Boleyn and secure a male heir for the kingdom. Only God can end a marriage, through his appointed voices on Earth, the powerful Cardinal Wolsey, and Cardinal Campeggio sent from Rome in the Pope’s place.Wolsey’s faithful attendant, commoner Thomas Cromwell, has the mind, the skills and the ambition to secure a royal annulment. Cromwell’s forgotten past in Italy reappears with Campeggio’s new attendant, Nicóla Frescobaldi, the peculiar son of Cromwell’s former Italian master. While the great Cardinals of Christendom fight the King, the Pope and their God for an annulment, Cromwell and Frescobaldi hold the power over a country at war with its own conscience.Cromwell is called the double-minded man, whose golden eyes make money appear. Now Cromwell wants the power to destroy the Catholic Church in England. Frescobaldi is known as the waif-like creature, the Pope’s favourite companion, but Frescobaldi wants freedom from Pope Clement and his Medici family in Italy. Cromwell and Frescobaldi will place themselves into the heart of religious and political influence as they strive to create an English queen, or lose their heads for their crimes and sinful secrets.
Johnny “The Whiz” Whyzinski is back at it again in his latest mystery adventure – the Unknown Valentine. When strange things keep happening throughout the week to one of his classmates, Johnny knows it is up to him to crack the case. Through observation and discussion with others, will his skills be enough to solve this mystery?
•This book has been abridged and edited for today.•Added author biography.Writing in 1919, popular author Guy Thorne looks into the future, to the 1930s when massive seaplanes will be flying around the world, and private aircraft are everywhere. Without warning, a high speed seaplane attacks two of these huge transatlantic flying boats and kidnaps the fiancée of the British Chief of the Air Police, the Scotland Yard of the air. The Chief, Sir John Custance, sets out to track down and destroy the Air Pirates, and recover his fiancée, Constance Shepherd, Connie, a popular singer on the London stage. With expert assistance from a Japanese bodyguard, the exciting trail leads the Chief to the lonely Land’s End peninsular of South West England. Quoting a press report from the book, we read: “Sir John, though barely thirty years of age, is an official in every way worthy of his high position, an organizer of exceptional ability and a pilot of practical experience. Press and public are perfectly well aware that it is owing to his personal exertions that our magnificent Transatlantic airliners are no longer stricken down by the Night Terror of the immediate past.”
Nathan Pierce was leading a normal life, he had a loving wife and two beautiful children, he was a partner of a failing business but he was happy, then it all changed, everything he knew was flipped upside down.
In the first episode of The Constant, Nathan finds himself separated from his family, stuck in the middle ages. Not only does he have to survive in this savage age, he also has to find a way back to his family.
How far would you go to find your family? What would you be willing to do to protect them?
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A childhood friend, now an archaeologist, pulls Sara Connolly into a case where unearthed tablets may give mankind the secret to never ending life. Her and her faithful sidekick Larry’s job is to keep her friend and client safe while he translates the information given to ancient earthlings from a universe well beyond the earth. Intrigue, mayhem and even murder make for a fast paced mystery.
Young, rich and beyond the law.
What’s the catch?
Former war photographer Fin Campbell means to find out. He never believed his old college friend’s elaborate stories to explain a pair of pristine civilizations living side by side on the isolated Polynesian island of Hoku. The entire island is designated a World Heritage Site and kept off limits by the French Navy.
When Fin receives a once in a lifetime opportunity to join his Hokutian friend to witness a private ceremony never seen by outsiders, he jumps at the chance.
Soon he becomes more than a mere observer and finds himself in a fight for his life and the survival of all Hoku.
Inspired by real events, The Pull, throws the reader headlong into a maelstrom of mayhem when an ill-fated seance goes wrong.
Using a makeshift Ouija board Chris and his best buddy Darren unintentionally alter the lives of two girls forever and place Chris’s sister Janet in the path of evil older than mans own existence.
A BBW witness to a murder + the sexy bear shifter bodyguard sworn to protect her with his life + firefights and fiery passion = one hot thrill ride!
Curvy paramedic Ellie McNeil loves her job, even though her schedule dooms her to perpetual single-hood. But on an overnight shift, she witnesses a murder. Ellie bravely agrees to testify against the murderer, who runs organized crime in her city. But she’ll need one hell of a bodyguard to make it to the witness stand alive.
Growly bear shifter Hal Brennan runs Protection, Inc., an all-shifter private security company. A former Navy SEAL, he left his clan’s wilderness home for a life of danger and excitement. His parents keep calling and pestering him to look for his mate, but Hal is convinced that he doesn’t need anyone. Then he’s hired to guard Ellie. Now the bodyguard bear has a true challenge: to protect his mate… and open his heart.
Bodyguard Bear is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW bear shifter romance. No cliffhangers!
Mackenzie August is starting a new life. After a successful but destructive career as a high-profile California homicide detective, and then a less successful and even more destructive stint working for a church, he has moved to Virginia to start over as a teacher. The only thing he’s bringing with him is Kix, his infant baby boy. He plans for peaceful living with his son, but trouble soon finds him as his new co-workers begin showing up dead outside of his classroom.
The Sheriff’s Office is stumped, the teachers are scared, and hidden rifts within the county begin surfacing. The town turns to August for help, which he is compelled to provide after learning that evidence suggests he will be the next victim. August must survive entanglements with the small-time police force, a local drug dealer, and the young and aggressive brunette teaching across from him if he is to stop the mysterious killer.