Alex in Wanderland by R.J. Hore on tour


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Title: Alex in Wanderland

Author: R.J. Hore

Published: May 5th 2015

Publisher:  Champagne Book Group

Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Age: 12+


A mismatched modern married couple, Alexander and Alexis, find themselves in an alternate universe when their fight over his latest purchase goes all wrong.

How would you feel if you were considered to be the latest saviors of the land, with hints of a slow and painful death as your reward? All they have to do is fulfill an ancient prophecy. Their traveling companions: the priest, the protector, and the thief are all suspect. Everyone seems to be out to stop them.

A tale of adventure and romance, filled with pitfalls and leering villains. Did anyone mention there might be hungry dragons too?

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RJ-HoreAbout the Author:

Ron can be found sailing on Lake Winnipeg when he not writing novels or critiquing for an on-line magazine. He won a national short story contest for a ghostly love story but his preference is for longer works. Writing as R.J.Hore his medieval-style fantasy novels include the completed Dark Lady Trilogy, and The Queen’s Pawn, which may also turn into a trilogy. Knights Bridge is a novella in the same style, but a bit darker. Ron also writes a series of novella-length fantasy detective tales, six published so far. These are available in print collections: the Housetrap Chronicles Volume 1 and 2. All his novels and novellas are available as ebooks with most of the novel-length now in print as well.

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Alex-in-WanderlandExcerpt from Alex in Wanderland:

     Alexander’s stomach churned. He was kneeling, sprawled on a floor of cold stone, not bare hardwood. Head spinning, eyes closed, he reached out for something to cling to and grabbed hold of fabric and flailing arms.

Alexis screamed in his ear. She doubled over as though ready to bring up supper—if she’d had any. She clutched at him and opened her eyes.

His ears buzzed as if his head hosted an unruly crowd of cicadas. The world outside continued to revolve.

Alexis opened her mouth again, but no further sound came out. Her clenched knuckles bulged white where they gripped his arm.

He clung to Alexis shaking, and using her as a prop, staggered to his feet. The world around him slowly came into focus and the sensation of sickening movement ceased.

A loud ringing sound echoed inside Alexander’s skull. Was that the doorbell? Who could that be? It didn’t sound like the doorbell, more like a Chinese gong. Where did that come from?

They clung together like a pair of drunken dancers, and then steadied. The sky above glowed with a million stars displayed through parting clouds. Darkness stretched to the horizon, except for the shimmering ring of a thousand pinpoints of flickering light somewhere at his feet.

Alexander’s straining eyes accustomed to the gloom and he stared around. He stood, clutching Alexis and swaying on a platform, or maybe it was a flat roof, at the top of what appeared to be a high building. A loud ringing echoed through the night. Someone pounded on a gong, a large one by the sound.

“What was that?” Alexander gasped. His stomach did a flip-flop.

He smelled wood smoke, or perhaps some sweet incense. Alexis held a firm grip on his arm.

She moaned. “What happened? Oh, my head.”

“The Twins have come, The Twins have come,” someone shouted hoarsely from close behind him.

A roar rumbled up from far below. He turned around, Alexis still hanging on tight to him.

A round, bald man garbed in a yellow robe stared at them wide-eyed. The glow from a nearby torch gleamed gold off his nose ring. He shouted, “Quick, acolytes assist them.”

A half-dozen men, equally hairless and garbed in what appeared to Alexander to be lemon-yellow bathrobes, rushed forward from behind a high, triangular archway and pressed around them, bowing and bobbing like a flock of hungry pigeons. The newcomers surrounded the clinging pair, reaching out for them with painted nails.

“Get your filthy hands off of me,” Alexis cried out.


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Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing––that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.


After finishing the second nocturne, he looked up at her. “You know that I’ve been researching the high incidence of spontaneous healings here, right?” Jeff was both a lead physician and medical researcher at the Medichero Indian Hospital. He reached for a pack of cigarettes from the pocket of his short-sleeved white shirt.

“Uh-huh,” Henrietta said. She barely heard what he said. How am I going to get into it? How am I going to tell him? She had asked herself these questions at least a million times. She picked up a pen and notebook from the coffee table, trying to keep her hands busy.

Jeff smoked in silence a moment before continuing. “There’s more to it than even I imagined.”

“More to what?” she asked. She absently doodled on the page without looking up. How am I going to tell him?

Jeff blew smoke. “The spontaneous healings that I’m so interested in … the medicine men here seem to be doing something real to affect the recoveries.”

Now he had her attention. “They are?” She looked at him. “Like what?”

Instead of answering, Jeff got up and turned toward the bay windows that cradled the piano in a small alcove off the living room of the doctor’s cottage. His silhouette against the bright morning light was a man-shaped eclipse, his muscled edges luminous and blurred by the smoldering tobacco. It gave him an unworldly appearance, and Henrietta was reminded about how often she felt like an outsider here, and even back home.


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Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.

The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on Indian reservations, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.

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Book Blast for Protecting Cheyenne by Susan Stoker

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Protecting-CheyenneTitle: Protecting Cheyenne

Series: SEAL of Protection #5 (Stand-alone)

Author: Susan Stoker

Published: May 5th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Content Warning: Mild adult sexual content


Living in Southern California, Cheyenne was used to seeing hot military men as she went about her daily business. An anonymous encounter at the grocery store cemented her crush on one such man. He was big, built, and incredibly easy on the eyes, but it wasn’t as if he would ever really notice her.

Always in control of any situation, Faulkner “Dude” Cooper knows explosives. As a bomb expert, he’s lived through many high pressure situations. Disfigured by a bomb while on a mission, he’s used to being looked at with pity. When he’s called to a local supermarket to assist the local PD, the last thing he expects to find is a generous act of kindness performed by a beautiful, amazing woman. Enchanted by her selflessness in the face of danger and intrigued by her actions to save civilians she didn’t know, Dude’s hooked.

Dude was able to save Cheyenne from the group of thugs trying to take her life, but when the past comes back to haunt them both, sometimes having the knowledge and the desire isn’t enough to beat the countdown of the clock.

**Protecting Cheyenne is the 5th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

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Excerpt from Protecting Cheyenne:

“You have no idea how much your words mean to me. I don’t even know where to start. First, I’m pissed that Caroline had the nerve to try to warn you off.”

“She loves you, she was looking out for you.”

“I don’t give a shit. It was rude. But, having said that, if she hadn’t confronted you, you wouldn’t have said what you did and I wouldn’t have been there to hear it. I think your words are gonna stay with me forever. I knew you weren’t thrilled to go over there tonight, but after we talked, I thought you were okay with it. But you weren’t were you? You did it because you thought I wanted you to. You did it for me.”

Looking at her, as if waiting for her agreement, Cheyenne gave a small nod.

“Yeah, you did it because you wanted to please me.”

Again, when Faulkner didn’t say anything else, Cheyenne nodded again, giving him the reassurance he needed. For once he didn’t demand she say the words.

“You’re into me. You said it. I heard it. All my friends heard it. I’m not letting you take it back.”

“I don’t want to take it back. I’m not an idiot, Faulkner. As much as you push me and boss me around, if I didn’t want to be with you, I wouldn’t be. If I didn’t want to be standing in your bedroom right now, I wouldn’t be here. I’m not a complete moron.”

Cheyenne was fascinated at the affects her words were having on Faulkner. She could see his pupils dilate. His fingers squeezed her biceps a bit harder and she saw him clench his teeth before he continued.

“You have no idea what I see in you.”

Cheyenne just shook her head at him.

“Jesus, Shy, it’s everything. You’re level headed, you’re loyal, you’re independent, you’re humble and shy. You’re all piss and vinegar when you have to be. You’re a walking contradiction and it turns me on so much I can’t stand it. But hearing you say you trust me? That you’d let me tie you to my bed? You have no idea what you’ve shared with me. I don’t think you even understand your own needs, or mine, but I’m going to be there to help you figure it out. You said you were mine as long as I’m interested. Well Shy, I’m interested and you’re fucking mine.”

Embarrassed, Cheyenne whispered, “Are you talking about BDSM?”

“Go sit on the bed, Shy,” Dude ordered, not answering her question and dropping his hands from her arms and taking a step back.


“Go sit on the bed. Do it.”

Not understanding, Cheyenne took a step backward. Faulkner matched her steps. Every time she took a step back, he took a step forward. She took another, then another. Cheyenne kept her eyes on Faulkner’s as she slowly backed into the room until the back of her legs hit the mattress. She sat, still looking up at Faulkner. Without thinking she brought her thumbnail up to her mouth and chewed on it. She was nervous as all hell. What was going on here?

“Not BDSM, Shy. Never that. I’m not down with labels. Who we are together is who we are. Nothing more, nothing less. But think about what just happened here. I asked you to do something and you did it. Why?”

Cheyenne thought about what he said. “I don’t know.”

“You know.”

“Because I wanted to please you and you asked me to.”

“Exactly. That’s what this is about. I want to please you and you want to please me. We do that by me taking charge. It’s what I need, and you submit to it so beautifully.”

Protecting JessykaTitle:   Protecting Jessyka

Series: SEAL of Protection #6 (Stand-alone)

Author: Susan Stoker

To be published: July 7th, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Kason “Benny” Sawyer was the last single man on his Navy SEAL team. He loved his teammates like brothers and respected each and every one of their women. They’d all been through hell and they deserved their current happiness. But seeing the love between his friends and their women made it tough to be the odd man out all the time.

Jessyka Allen had a good life, until it wasn’t anymore. Finding herself in an impossible situation, with no noticeable way out, her job was an escape. Working at the small Bar and Grill put her in contact with some wonderful people, who Jess figured couldn’t ever understand what she was going through. 

Being a SEAL, Benny thought he knew the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. But Jess would show him that everything he thought he knew about sacrifice, trust, and love, paled in comparison to what she brought into his world.

**Protecting Jessyka is the 6th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

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Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

As Mr. Stoker says, Susan has been training to become a romance author her entire life. She’s been reading romances since middle school and writes what she loves.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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An Interview with Louise Lyndon author “Of Love and Vengeance”

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JA: Welcome Louise, lets start off with how you became a writer?
LL: I’m not sure how I became a writer! Writing is something I’ve always done. I’ve always been creative and I’ve always had characters and scenes pop into my head – usually at the most inappropriate time. So, with my hand on my heart I can honestly say I do not remember a moment where I thought to myself I’m going to write. For a little more info about me visit:

JA: Would you share with our followers the inspiration(s) behind your latest book release?
I love to people watch. I love to try to guess what people’s stories are. What has happened to them in life? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Why are they the way that they are? I always have those questions, and more, in my mind when I sit down and create characters for my stories. So, with those questions lodged in my head, the next question I ask myself is, where do these people belong? What time frame? Because when characters pop into my head they do not necessarily belong in the time period I am from.

When Lord Aymon, the hero of – Of Love and Vengeance – first made himself known to me, I saw him with a sword in his hand. Hmmm… which period had men wielding swords? Lots of periods, really too many to choose from. OK, so let’s put Aymon to one side. I’m not too sure about him at the moment. I don’t have a clear image of him in my head.

Now, the heroine of, Of Love and Vengeance – Lady Laila, I saw very clearly. When she first came to me she was wearing a bliaut and was very skilled at shooting a bow and arrow. Hmmm, tunics and bliauts? Swords and bows and arrows? Medieval. But, the medieval period ranges from 500 AD through to 1500. That’s a lot of years. Which year to choose? Argh, too many choices. I don’t do well with too many choices!

It just so happened I had been visiting York – a medieval town in the north of England. I had spent the day wondering around medieval ruins. Those questions I mentioned at the start of my post filled my head as I visited the medieval ruins. What were the people like back then? Did they share the same hopes and dreams as we do today? Did they have the same issues as what we do? So, I started thinking about Aymon and Laila. I knew without a doubt they belonged in medieval times – somewhere in the middle of the period.

Well, we have a major conflict during that time – the Norman invasion of England. Aymon is Norman. Laila is English. And now we have conflict! Lots of it!

From there, Of Love and Vengeance, was born!

JA: That is absolutely fascinating, Louise. Tell us a little bit about your choice of publishing.

LL: I am with a digital first publisher – The Wild Rose Press.

JA: Is this the genre you generally write in? Have you considered others?
LL: I’ve considered lots of other genres – mystery, erotica, thrillers, contemporary – but my voice is historical romance set in the medieval time period.

JA: Do you have other published works?
LL: Not at this point in time – but watch this space. I am about to submit the follow up to Of Love and Vengeance, to my publisher.

JA: Do you write under a pen name?
LL: I do. Louise is my middle name and Lyndon is my father’s first name. He died when I was four so I thought this would be a nice tribute to him.

JA: Have you won any recognition or awards that you would like to share with us?
I won first place in the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest in 2013 in the historical romance category. It was for my story, The Promise, which is now called Of Love and Vengeance.

Q: Louise, are your books available in print, e-book, or both?

LL: Of Love and Vengeance is available in both e-book and print form.

JA: How much promotion and marketing time do you spend on your book and yourself as a brand?
LL: I do a lot of marketing as I think it’s important to get your name out there. The world is a giant place and fortunately the internet is brilliant for marketing because you can reach a lot of people all over the world. Marketing, I believe, can either make or break a book. It’s just trying to find the right marketing tool!
JA: Do you spend a lot of time plotting your stories, or do you just run with it?
LL: No, I’m a proud panster! I just tend to run with it and hope for the best. I don’t recommend this as you can waste a lot of time, but I’ve tried to plot and just can’t do it.

JA: Do you spend much time in research, or do you write from experience?
LL: I do need to research, but I tend to research as I go along. For example, today I was writing a scene where someone has slipped something into the heroine’s tea to cause her to have symptoms of a miscarriage. So, I looked up medieval herbs that can cause the symptoms of a miscarriage and continued writing.

JA: What Point of view do you feel most comfortable with, first person or third? Have you ever tried using the second person in any of your works?
LL I always used to write in first person and thought that was my strongest point of view. But, my editor advised me, Of Love and Vengeance, would work better in third person, not first. I thought, what the heck, I’ll give it a go. So I had to go back through the entire manuscript and change it to third person and I am glad I did as I think it’s now a stronger story. And oddly enough, I am now more comfortable writing in third person. I don’t think I could ever go back to first person. I’ve never tried to write in second person.

JA: Louise, are there any writing-related websites that you have found useful?
LL: I absolutely love Writer’s Helping Writers –

JA: Please share any forums or networking sites so readers can find you.
LL: Absolutely – long before I was published I was on social networking sites. I’m completely addicted to twitter! I can be found here:


JA: What do you think the future holds for a writer?
LL: I think the future for writers is full of wonderful possibilities – people will still want to read. Now, the question is, how will they read? Will print books come back into fashion? Will there suddenly be a rebellion against e-books? Is there a new technological invention just around the corner waiting to revamp the writing world again? Who knows? What I do know it’s very exciting.
JA: Thank you for a great interview Louise. My best wishes for a successful tour and a bright future.



Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her young nephew’s survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for the deaths of so many innocents. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves. But can Laila let Aymon die at the hands of the king once she learns the truth?

A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret?


Laila heard them long before she saw them. Their angry, frenzied shouts and thunderous roars filled her ears. With her hands tied securely behind her, she was dragged up the lane toward Tyburn Gallows, where she was to be hanged for a crime she did not commit. The mob sounded blood thirsty. Large. Frightening.

There was no sign of Aymon. Or Hugh. Had they left her alone to die?

Her chin trembled and her nails dug into her palms.

She suddenly fell to her knees and screamed until she tasted blood at the back of her throat. She kicked out and tried to crawl free as her hair was almost torn from the roots as she was pulled up and shoved along the lane.

Her eyes burned with her tears.

“I am innocent!” Laila screamed.

urThey came around a corner, and that’s when she saw them. There must have been a least two thousand men, women, and children, hungry for her blood. And when they saw her, they erupted into a wild fever of roars and cries for a slow and painful death. Their thirst had been piqued, and now it must be sated.

Laila was shoved into the center of the clearing.

She glanced wildly around in a desperate search for Aymon’s towering, bulky frame. She could not see him.

But what she could see was the Tyburn Tree. The gallows she was to be hanged from. The executioner, hooded, stood beside the tree as he waited patiently for her. Laila’s mouth suddenly went dry.

AuthorPic_OfLoveAndVengeanceAUTHOR BIO:

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

She has been writing the moment she picked up a copy of Diana Gabaldon’s first Outlander novel twenty something years ago. She thought to herself, ‘this is what I want to do’ – not travel back in time, but become a novelist! She has always had snippets of dialogue and scenes floating around in her head with characters screaming at her to bring them to life.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the Crested Butte Sandy Writing contest – Historical category for her story, The Promise, which is now called, Of Love and Vengeance.

When not writing, she can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls – under the guise of competing in Spartan races all over Australia.







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Earths in Space: We Must Evolve by Daniel Sherrier

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Life can evolve. Amena saw the evidence on an ancient Earth. It wasn’t pleasant evidence, and it wasn’t evolution into sentient life, but she saw evidence.

So okay, she accepts that no little green men exist on alien worlds, but maybe one of these other Earths holds evolved humanity.

Evolution faces a powerful obstacle, however — humanity itself.

Volume 2: We Must Evolve begins with the discovery of a mysterious ark full of refugees caught in orbit over Pluto…
Wait, an ark full of refugees…?

Well, that’s one Earth that’s not evolving. But another could be doing better. It’s possible, Amena keeps telling herself…

Continuing the action-packed Earths in Space series, We Must Evolve features a novel-length journey told in four novellas — “The Pluto Factor,” “Worlds to Save,” “The New World,” and “On Hold.”



Amena materialized in Renaissance Italy—which wasn’t actually Renaissance Italy, but it sure bore a striking resemblance. It pretty much matched how she pictured it. Smelled even worse, though, but maybe the architecture would stun her nose after it finished stunning her eyeballs. As she clung to the shadow of a tight alley, she wondered if any of these ornate buildings could boast interior artwork on par with that of the Sistine Chapel.

Well. That was a lovely half-second during which she could forget her present company and situation.

“What do you see?” Sharp asked.

“More than you, I’d wager, but I’m sure you’ll tell me the correct answer.”

“Look at the natives.”

Yeah, she got where he was going with this. The street was full of men. From her inconspicuous hideaway, Amena listened to snippets of conversation as they passed. They conducted business, discussed philosophy, debated a new mathematical theorem, and so on. All very interesting, but the tableau felt incomplete.

“Where do you suppose the women are?” Sharp asked. “Perhaps the kitchens? Nurseries? Imagine if you were born here.”

“That is a terrible waste. Yes. That’s a shame—that and so much else. There’s a lot more wrong here than you’d ever notice. These people—the ones alive right now—they’ll never explore outer space. They’ll never even reach the moon. Their descendants will create such wonderful art these folks’ll never get a chance to appreciate. They’ll achieve scientific discoveries that would astound any one of them, that would seem so magical—but these people will never know. Yeah, it stinks that it takes so long to grow a civilization, but the payoff’s amazing. These guys might be too stupid to treat their women as people, but each generation will get a little smarter until that’s corrected.”

“They won’t, because I’m about to kill them.” Sharp tapped his badge. “Location Beta.”

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Daniel Sherrier is a writer based in central Virginia. This is the guy who writes the Earths in Space and RIP series, which you’ve doubtless heard much about. Occasionally, a play he’s written gets performed somewhere. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2005, where he earned a degree in the ever-lucrative fields of English and Theatre. Recently, he achieved his black belt in Thai kickboxing. And there was that one time he jumped out of an airplane, which was memorable.

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My Review of “Earths in Space: We Must Evolve” will be posted in a few days. I am a bit behind and have to finish this fascinating look at Earths. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and found all the hidden eggs.

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The Gun by Daithi Kavanaugh on tour…

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Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan leads a special unit that investigates politically motivated crime. A man known only as The Deerstalker is a cancer who has infected the Irish political system.

Sullivan teams up with journalist Helen Carty, and together they try tracking down the mysterious killer. Carty adds to Sullivan’s problems, when he finds himself falling in love with her. And further complicating things, he starts losing trust in his partner, Detective Pat Carter, who appears to be on the side of the Garda Commissioner, who Sullivan is rapidly falling out with.

Sullivan’s case is further thrown into confusion when a copycat killer, Tommy Walsh, is shot dead by the CIA. When the CIA discovers that they’ve killed the wrong person, the two agents involved–Simon, who has become disillusioned by his time stationed in the Middle East, and Joey, a psychopath who confuses zealotry with patriotism–are also in pursuit of The Deerstalker.

Sullivan finds himself in a race against time, if he is to arrest The Deerstalker before the CIA take him out, and use his death as a pawn in a political game of chess. Who will win out in the end?


After parking, he walked through the forest to a clearing, where he knew he could see for miles. He crawled on his belly along a flat piece of rock, dragging the gun with him. The glow was coming off it again, and he could feel its strength. He stared out over the side of the cliff. Once again, he was in luck. He could see the squad cars and a crowd of people gathered around the bungalow a few hundred yards away.

Adrenaline pumped through his body. His heart felt like it would burst from his chest. He put the gun to his shoulder and adjusted the sight, scanning the group of people to find his target. There he was, right in the middle of the Gardaí. How predictable of a politician. The only time they stand with the people is during an election. He stared through the lens at the big red face.

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Daithi Kavanagh lives in Trinity, County Wexford with his wife and two teenage children.

He has worked for several years as a musician.

In the last couple of years, after taking up adult education, he began writing.

His debut book is ‘The Gun’ and has now started the second book in the series.








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The Truth: Diary of a Gutsy Tween by Dr. B. B. Holstein

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“I hate Angela and I wish she would move away tomorrow!” “I get so worried when I hear my parents fighting at night.” “My mother thinks my crush is silly. I know I am in love!” “I have so many questions about growing up. Who will answer them?” “I feel so awful when Jake makes fun of me.” “When I grow up I going to remember how to have fun with my kids and never look away.” Growing up is tough. Adults don’t always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?

In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.

MediaKit_BookCover_TheTruthDiaryOfAGutsyTween copyBOOK REVIEW:

The Truth: Diary of a Gutsy Tween is told as a series of diary entries. Tweens are a relatively recent tag given to young people ages ten through twelve: Readers follow a young girl as she falls in love for the first time, deals with troubles at home, attempts to fit in with her peers, and deals with the changes in her body. This book is aimed at young girls, and as they read through this young journalist’s life, they are apt to be reminded of their inner strength, their talents, and their future potential.

Dr. Holstein’s book is filled with references to modern technology that all tweens and teens use on a regular basis. Girls fight everyday to find their place in the world and the author’s message that they aren’t alone and each is a special and valuable person is so important to this age group.

Parenting girls to have a healthy image of themselves is vital to their future self-confidence and success in life.

This book is definitely a great read for those ten and up to read alone, or preferably with a parent. A terrific aid for discussion of difficult topics.

I would give this book a four star rating on my Book O-meter. Readers will enjoy the little doodles through out the diary.

I received a free PDF copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Reviewed  by Jackie Anton


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

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