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Lucy Turns Pages: Random Indie Book Recommendations #6

Random Indie Book Recommendations #6

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Hello everyone! In this post I am going to be sharing some more random indie book recommendations! You can find more on my indie books page


A Gay Christmas Romance!

David Cooper did not believe in happily ever after. He thought he'd let his chance at that pass him by—between work, being a single father and planning a Christmas party for his mother’s charity, his life was complicated enough. And then he has to ask Alex Capili, an old friend who just returned from the big city, to help run the charity event. Spending weeks working closely together, old feelings come up and David wonders if fairy tales really do come true.

Alex came home to help sell off his family’s restaurant. He was not looking for love, and happy endings only happen in movies. But nothing about this return trip home town is quite what he had expected, and David is still the best man he's ever known: a good father, with a heart as big as all outdoors... and disarmingly handsome.

Free on Kindle Unlimited


It’s more than a culture clash when an American tourist meets a Special Forces soldier at the British Museum.

Joel McIntyre’s life is going nowhere, fast. Since breaking up with his ex he’s oversleeping and always late. To top it all off now he’s in danger of losing his job.

All he wants to do is enjoy his European vacation with his family. He has no time for romance. But a missed flight and a layover at Heathrow with a handsome soldier upends his life.

After returning home for the first time in years, Freddie d’Pierrepont finds that it is a mixed bag. And when his brother reveals he’s ill, the familial pressure really mounts.

Having a vacation fling was one thing, but you don’t just turn your life upside-down for a guy you met on holiday. Especially when you’re keeping a royal secret.

Can Joel and Freddie excavate true love from the ruins of their complicated lives?

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The 13th Zodiac is a High Fantasy, slow-burn romance with a hint of Anime. Originally, L. Krauch wrote it as a comic book in High school. Now, 20 years, and three kids later, she sat down and wrote a novel. So, grab some tea, slice up an apple, and enjoy this mulit-PoV journey 20 years in the making.

Running from his past finally catches up to Jase Raion, an ex-member of the Ashen Guard and the Crown Prince of Chall. After settling on the island of Aria, he receives an unexpected contract: The lost princess of Aria was discovered living in the port town of Brighton, on the outskirts of the island Kingdom.

A trip to the markets in Brighton ends abruptly as Liya Fairaway stumbles into Jase. She vanishes in the busy marketplace when Jase realizes who she is, the lost princess of Aria and the bearer of the 13th Zodiac: Eternity. And his target.

Something ancient pulls them together, a bond that neither can deny. Reluctantly at first, Jase joins Liya and the other Zodiac to end the threat of Soren Raion, the King of Chall.

Time is not on their side, and Fate has other plans.

"I enjoyed the fight scenes and the supernatural themes. Another interesting development was the relationship between two people who are supposed to be enemies: Liya and Jase. The ending was immensely satisfying and rewarding. The worldbuilding was also great, for example, the idea that man was made with soil from the Titan of Urth and breath from the Titan of Sky." - Reader's favorite

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Emma and the Minotaur (World of Light Book 1)

Emma Wilkins must face the monster in the woods for the fate of the world.

An invasion is coming.

Deep in the shadows of Glenridge Forest, creatures of myth and legend are returning. They gather and wait for a day soon to come. A day when they will be unleashed upon the planet.

Daydreamer Emma Wilkins is eleven years old and lives on Belle Street in the city of Saint Martin. All Emma wants is a friend. She finds one in Jake Milligan, a new boy in town whose father has gone missing. Together, they embark on a mission to find him.

During her adventure, Emma discovers that all stories are true. All legends are real. The monsters of nightmare exist. She learns about a power greater still, one who watches and waits, preparing for the day when the world is ready for his return.

On her way to an impossible confrontation, Emma must conquer her fears and learn how to defeat the monster in the woods. At stake are the fates of those she cares about most and that of the entire world.

Free on Kindle Unlimited


"I loved this book! A wonderful and engaging page turner aimed at children/young teens that is full of great characters and imagery but also contains lots of important and positive messages!" - Owen Hollifield

Hew had always dreamt of being a knight. Take that, villain! Yes, princess, of course I'll rescue you. Thank you, your Majesty, yes I am great with a sword. Unfortunately, being a farmer's son made that dream impossible. Real life was more about cleaning animal mess and checking for weeds.

Until he met the dragon.

It opened up a hidden world of magic around him. Faeries. Hobgoblins. Monsters, shape changers, brownies; you name them, he met them.

But there was a problem.

A blight to the north was making magic fade from the Earth. If it disappeared completely, then everyone would freeze to death.

Yes, that included Hew's annoying little sister, but even she didn’t deserve to be frozen. He would have to be brave and defeat this blight. The question was…

What could a nearly eleven-year-old do?

Free on Kindle Unlimited, audiobook available


Forty years ago, nuclear war devastated vast swathes of the world. Since then, the remaining countries strived to rebuild and grow stronger. Continents formed The Peace Accords, an agreement that cut all contact with each other to prevent such a war from ever happening again.

Three strangers—an art student in Paris, a Russian spy, and a South African programmer—find their lives intertwine as magic returns to Earth. Guided by the mysterious Celestials, they must choose how they use this force in a fight that will determine the fate of every single living thing on the planet.




It’s the most wonderful time of the year – except for Harold Trapp. With sales numbers plummeting, he and his company rush plans to create the perfect Christmas gift: the Hans and Heidi dolls. But with a tight deadline hanging over their heads, stress is a frequent visitor. As are the two cats that mysteriously appear on his doorstep. But there’s something sinister hiding behind their sweet and furry demeanor. And the town of Oakridge comes to know it well.When the Christmas lights shine and the snow falls heavy, something awakens. Something dark and ancient. Cold. And with it, unspeakable terrors are born. From legends of old black trains to holiday satyrs and straw goats of yore, the winter wind lurks in the deepest of shadows. Hungry for flesh. Waiting for the darkness to return. The spirit of the season is far more than Harold Trapp bargained for.

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In every corner, something dark and unsettling lurks in the shadows. Waiting. From mysterious murderers to ancient forest spirits, the world of horror never strays far from home. Dorian J. Sinnott brings the shadows and what hides within closer in 12 original chilling tales. Open up, turn the page, and take a step into the darkness, into the unknown, and into the uncanny.














A hand-selected anthology of 15 favorite poems from author Dorian J. Sinnott's collection over the last decade. This selection includes: Greed, Bereavement of Winter, Frost, Winter Born, Wolf and Lamb, His Muse, Amnesiac, Ghost in the Machine (Flowers for the Dead Man), Calypso, Marionette, Interstellar, The Astronomer, Sunsets, Burying the Ghost, Symposium, Star-Crossed, White Memory, and Moonbeams.













A conquered nation. Unlikely heroes. Four strangers linked by tragedy and fate. Nikolas burns to escape. Reyma hides her visions. Rhea stirs rebellion underground. And Shade...Shade is a Night Rider, outlawed, unpredictable and dangerous. No one really knows what he'll do, other than keep fighting. Save Those You Can. Avenge Those You Can't. NIGHT RIDER is an epic fantasy in a world with hints of hope, for fans of The Witcher and LOTR. New episodes every Wednesday.

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World War III begins in an unexpected way. Commander Alex Coleman thought his career over when he got sent to Armistice Station, an underwater megastation where you can buy everything except success in the U.S. Navy. But when a French-Indian alliance tries to push the United States out of the Indian Ocean, he's right in their path. He never set out to be a hero, because heroes don't explode coffee creamer fireballs or hijack cruise ships--but hey, conventional submariners rarely make history.

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Caesar is the praetorian governor of Further Spain when war breaks out against a rebel with a familiar name: Quintus Sertorius. The late Roman rebel left a half-Iberian son behind, and now he's determined to win freedom for his people. But there's one problem: Gaius Julius Caesar is in his way. Alternate History-- What happens when Caesar finds himself on the side of the Republic, with Pompey the Great as the threat looming in the shadows? Updates daily!

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Cardinal Virtues (War of the Submarine Book 1)

The future is here—and war will follow.

2037: Underwater exploitation has changed the world. Every nation wants territory, and the race for resources on the ocean floor is on.

Commander Alex Coleman thought his career was over when he got sent to Armistice Station, an underwater megastation where you can buy everything except success in the U.S. Navy. Here, he waits for retirement, doling out sodas and supplies while keeping an eye out for and unruly sailors—hardly the things the Navy sends you to do when you’re a submariner on the fast track.

But things aren’t quiet in this underwater amusement park. French marines arrive with Indian Navy support. Both nations want the United States out of the Indian Ocean, and Alex, along with his eclectic band of castoff sailors, is the only one standing in their way.

Alex sure as hell doesn’t want to be a hero—because heroes don't explode coffee creamer fireballs or hijack cruise ships—but the shooting’s started, and he’s got a job to do.

Meanwhile, an American carrier strike group steams though the Straits of Malacca. Commander Nancy Coleman’s USS Fletcher (DDG 155) is on point, keeping an eye out for Chinese submarines that might stop her ships from arriving in time to aide Taiwan. But when a trigger-happy admiral shoots at the wrong nation’s submarine, she finds herself in the middle of a shootout that might be the first act of World War III.

Cardinal Virtues is first book in the series War of the Submarine, also published as Season 1 of the War of the Submarine serial on Kindle Vella.


Hi, my name is Kable VonSable. I own a local shop and I'm a practicing Chaotian. That's Chaos magic user for those that don't know. I live in City 7, Southeast, United States. My shop, Tea Leaves and Tomes, also sells potions and other things. If you're ever in the area you should stop by.

So, I'm about to turn thirty and suddenly the whole universe seems bent on stirring my potion pot. My mother is planning a birthday party, my dead best friend is popping up, my cousin is playing matchmaker, and, oh yeah, someone is trying to kill me. My life is pretty full at the moment and I have to figure out who is going to kill me and when I'm going to die; preferably before, I, ya know, die.

Free on Kindle Unlimited or 99 cents/77p




Chaotic Roots

In the world of Kable VonSable's Choosing Chaos comes the story of Fynbar and Ekaterina. Magic, romance, and snark are just the beginning. Dragons, fireflies, chaos, and adventures await.

First 3 episodes free!











TAKE AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME! Stephanie Drake and her three children were glad to be alive after a sudden storm slammed their boat onto an uncharted island, but it's not where they think. They found themselves in another world, frozen in time. For more than 3,000 years, the magical island of Avalon remained hidden from the outside world. It was a place of eternal magic, where the descendants of King Arthur ruled over a land filled with magical creatures, wizards, Elves, Dwarves and dragons. On Avalon, Stephanie and her children were being hunted by bounty hunters, thieves and brigands. They found themselves caught in a power struggle between Lord Kraven Darkholm, a powerful wizard descended from the sorceress Morgana le Fay, and Lord Bryan MoonDrake, the Gil-Gamesh of Avalon.

The people of this magical isle have been protected for centuries by the Gil-Gamesh, a descendant of Sir Percival Peredyr, the last Knight of the Round Table. But who is Lord MoonDrake and how does he know so much about Stephanie and her children? Now, it's a race against time as the Gil-Gamesh must protect these Outlanders—as they are called—and get them home to the outside world. All the while, Kraven Darkholm continued his schemes against the people of Avalon, vying to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming ruler of this enchanted island.

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Emma Castle, an eye implant techie, gets dumped into dealing with a corporate nightmare.

People depend on AI, including eyeGo, a visual implant installed from the age of nine. When an erratic illness known as Jobs Disease incapacitates millions, Emma, an eyeGo health technician, gets reassigned to investigate a possible link between the implant and the affliction. As the disease continues to spread on Earth at an alarming rate, Emma uncovers a potential conspiracy that could rock humankind and technology forever. Teaming up with a private investigator, a hacking guru, a senior member of The Milky Way Library, and a million-dollar AI assistant, Emma races to stop the devastation before it’s too late.

SHINY METAL BOXES, the first installment in The Wormholescope Chronicles, is a science fiction novel that falls into the abyss of technology addiction.

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In 1930s New York, David Tarniss leads a quiet life as a cab driver—too quiet—In reality he is hiding a dark secret, his homosexuality, something for which he will pay dearly due to the unique circumstances of the time.

A fascinating, if disturbing, story about the challenges that confronted gays (and Jews) in 1930s New York.













"An extravagantly imagined and beautifully written Holmes story” Lee Child

When the papal apartments are burgled in 1901, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to Rome by Pope Leo XII. After learning from the pontiff that several priceless cameos that could prove compromising to the church, and perhaps determine the future of the newly unified Italy, have been stolen, Holmes is asked to recover them. In a parallel story, Michelangelo, the toast of Rome in 1501 after the unveiling of his Pieta, is commissioned by Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgia pontiffs, with creating the cameos that will bedevil Holmes and the papacy four centuries later. For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, the great detective has never encountered an adversary quite like the one with whom he crosses swords in "The Vatican Cameos.."






January 1888: Dr. John H. Watson has returned to 221b Baker Street, just weeks after a personal tragedy has left him bereaved and bereft. Feeling like a broken man, his plans and dreams lying in ruin, he slowly tries to make his way forward, with the help of Sherlock Holmes and Mrs. Hudson. Unexpectedly, he finds himself standing in the path of a madman - who suddenly and irrationally blames Watson for his apparent defeat.


Meanwhile, Holmes has tried to distract his grief-stricken friend by telling stories of his past cases, including how, a decade before, he recovered a mysterious relic - The Eye of Heka - stolen from the British Museum. But Holmes's plan to show Watson this unique and ancient idol goes suddenly and terribly wrong as both are swept into a series of events, one tumbling rapidly upon another, that lead to thefts, murders, and possibly a war that might quickly escalate to draw in nations from most of the world. And always there is the madman in the shadows - waiting for his next chance to attack . . . .

From The Notebooks of Dr. John H. Watson comes another story by Sherlockian David Marcum, author of over eighty traditional Holmes pastiches, including those collected in The Papers of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and A Quantity of Debt, and Sherlock Holmes - Tangled Skeins.

Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the man described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known."

The game is afoot!


Welcome to the Cassidyverse, the wider world of the Cassidy Chronicles, where life will take you in unexpected directions.

Kendra Cassidy’s dream was to drag humanity to the stars. Along the way she invested her fortune, her sweat, and her blood to make the Terran Federation real. But she wasn’t the only one; her crew struggled alongside her to bring it to life. These are their stories:

In “Recruiting Kendra, “ a younger Kendra learns first-hand what it takes to turn an actress into an assassin.

In “A Dream Made Flesh,” Diana, an AI and a leader of the Federation, wonders what it might be like to be human.

In “When ‘cats Fly,” Daniela is challenged to solve the problem of making a space fighter suitable for cat-sized sentients.

In “Murder on the Missouri,” a cadet is murdered, Alyssa calls in the only human who can solve the case.

In “Hell Hath No Fury,” A jealous, vengeful Admiral discovers that Ashley is the wrong Captain to exile to the frontier.

In “The Martian Gambit,” Mikall and the crew of the TFS Nike face a last-gasp attempt to overthrow the Terran Federation.

And in “Thrown For A Loop,” a story that spans centuries, Kendra and her wife, Aiyana, confront a threat to all of space and time.

In all, eleven tales of bravery, love, creativity, and…staplers?

Come see for yourself!


The year 2113 is a post-modern America, after decades of warfare and the near collapse of civilisation, America is shattered into a dozen nations. Aiyana Cassidy is a genius physicist who has stumbled upon a technology that will revolutionize the world. She makes contact with her old high school friend Kendra Foster-Briggs, who is an employee of a shadowy organization called OutLook. Cassidy's experiments at Heavy Lift Corporation (HLC) into teleportation cause many different players to begin tracking her down. Kendra and Cassidy set of on a cross-continental journey to find some answers.

In this steampunk novel, their travels take them on a continent spanning adventure as we are introduced to a world of advanced technology, strange and unfamiliar landscapes and new discoveries.


The Magus were the protectors of magic, armed with a magic caster's power and a warrior's strength. They were able to summon magical weapons from specialized caches they wore as armored pauldrons known as the Armory of Attlain. The Magus were legendary among the people of Attlain until a few decided they should lead the people instead of protecting them. The rebellion ended quickly from within their ranks, but the damage was done. The Magus were feared and outlawed except for those few who remained loyal to the crown and lived as adventurers. For generations, they had all but disappeared from the world. Marcus Gideon awoke at the crossroads outside the border town of Armändis. Lost, with no memory of his past life, he was stabbed through the heart and left for dead. His life was saved by a blacksmith's kindness who replaced his damaged heart with a mechanical, magical miracle-a clockwork heart. The gears clicked, the motor spun, and his heart started beating again, powered by his own magical energy. Gideon was alive, but his savior was no ordinary blacksmith. Henry Botàn was a Magus, hiding out in Armändis to protect the weapons within his magical armory. The swords, spears, and other-worldly artifacts were potent, some cursed and even forbidden to wield. His responsibility was to protect these weapons from falling into the wrong hands, but he was old and past his prime. He needed an apprentice, and Marcus Gideon may be the one he waited for. As Gideon searches for clues to his past, he looks toward his future and his fate in Attlain as THE LAST MAGUS.



This is the blog for any aspiring boss-babe extraordinaire.

Hi, I’m your favorite mid-level manager from San Francisco. Join me every Thursday as I gracefully navigate workplace scenarios such as employee insurrections, gas leaks, and leadership conferences. Let’s get back to work together!








Eugene was only five years old when he burned his house down and nearly killed his mother. Fearing his powers were too volatile, his parents had the memories of his powers and their secret society of super humans erased.

Ten years later, that secret is revealed when a classmate goes crazy and makes Eugene’s whole school see their own nightmares. His classmate is only the beginning. His best friend Willow can heal all wounds, his father can turn invisible, and his brother can make things explode. Before Eugene can come to terms with having unusual abilities, Willow is kidnapped.

For thousands of years, Earth has been under siege by an alien named Isiro bent on enslaving the planet. Now, in need of a new host to carry his disembodied essence, Isiro has taken Willow. With no help from the Anyan’s Alliance and with powers he barely understands Eugene journeys across the States following her trail into the enemy base itself. He is determined to find her and find the answer to her kidnapping before she is turned into an alien host.

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Eugene has traveled across the United States and nothing went as expected. Now he’s stuck in China with a mentor he never asked for. Learning his powers, the conflicts ahead of him, and who he is are more important than he knows. Willow has come out the other side but now she feels more alone than ever before. She’s a target, on the run, and trying to figure out what to do next. It’s only with the help of a new friend that she’ll be able to navigate new world opening before her. Harry, Jack, Roy, and Logan are off trying to find Laura but nothing is certain and they might be opening a can of worms they aren’t ready to handle.

The war between the Anyan’s Alliance and Isiroan Legion is heating up and no one is prepared for what that means. There are forces at play in the world and Eugene, Willow, and the others are on paths to becoming leaders of a new generation.






A Twist in the Rift (Rift Runners Book 1)

If you could travel to different worlds, would you ever come back to this one?

Lyrica is the usual final year university student, except that she has the ability to see Rifts – portals to other worlds in this Universe. When her acquaintance Basil, a time-travelling archaeologist from the future shows up and needs her help, well, why would she resist the call of adventure? But what of these new aliens that have joined their group – will they draw Lyrica out of her self-justified, self-imposed loneliness? What will happen when the adventure turns more dangerous than anticipated?

In this first story of the Rift Runners Saga, find out what life is like when you can travel almost anywhere, and almost anything can happen!






IJC Writing- Elixir of Feelings

Lisa is a single Drow woman with her own Alchemy shop. Life and business are already complicated enough, without her ex-crush Andre showing up. What’s Lisa to do?

















“Let us find solace in the quiet…”

Emmeline always dreamed of being an author, finding comfort in words and between the pages of her beloved romance novels, but a mental health diagnosis leaves her blocked and unable to write. Then she inherits a crumbling, second-hand bookshop from a mysterious old friend and Emmy discovers that magic is real. Maybe her fantasies about the heroes in her favourite historical romances aren’t so far-fetched after all?

Lord Jonathan Dalgliesh is the handsome stranger-wielding a sword as dangerous as his Tudor past-who appears in Emmy’s bookshop asking for help. Together they must race against time itself to lift the curse imprisoning him inside an ancient. book. But when growing threats to Emmy’s safety are proved real and not another symptom of her illness, she must learn to trust her own voice again. Can she find the words to save Jonathan and her shop before tragedy strikes on the fateful final page?

Romance-addict Emmy may be, but this damsel is about to kick distress into the Ever After.

Highland Fling

For fans of Outlander, Sophie Kinsella and Jenny Colgan.

Carla Kingston has no time for love. Not when her job involves faking romances for roleplaying packaged holiday company, Highland Fling.

Jack Jefferson has come to the Scottish highlands to escape the rat race in London, and take stock of his life. He's in a job he hates and is in need of a career change.

When Carla and Jack meet, sparks - and clothes - soon start to fly. A one night stand is enough for the both of them.

But after Jack begins working alongside Carla as a Highland Heartthrob, they can't ignore one another, nor the spark that's threatening to become an inferno.

Someone has a secret to keep. Except things don't stay hidden forever...


Douglas and Alice are convinced their spouses are cheating...with each other.

Teaming up, they take their entirely inept investigation on the road. Following their spouses across the UK, the spurned twosome take one epic road trip that turns out nothing like they expected. Their detective work makes them a team, the fun and adventure makes them into something more.
 
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Some memories we long to forget. But some are worth dying to remember.

Hiding behind her wit and using music to escape the memories of her violent and abusive past, Dani is alive but not living. And between the nightmares and scars that lie underneath, the last thing Dani wants is romance. Or is it?

Gorgeous, intuitive, musical, Damien changes everything. The attraction is undeniable, and when a string of unfortunate incidents bring them closer, Damien’s patience and understanding awaken a longing for something Dani believed unattainable – a future.

But when past and present collide, Dani’s fears are pushed to the limit, and with the future hanging in the balance, is love enough to save Dani?

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The Whispering Tombs (Quality Times #1): A Quality Times Novella

When an archaeologist alien invites you on a quest to discover hidden treasure, you don't say no. And the fact that his handsome, blue-skinned assistant will be along for the ride, is an added bonus.For space and time adventurer, Quality Times, the chance to go exploring in the caves of Azrokaran is too good an opportunity to refuse. But a startling discovery leads to a trip back in time, and loyalties are tested to the limits as those within the group reveal their true colours.The first book in the Quality Times series.

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Vulnerable in Front of Fiction (Vol. 1): 14 Weird Speculative Tales

Two bodysnatchers find themselves in a bidding war - by the dead...
A passion for books proves fatal for a librarian...
Santa Claus is reminded of his third list...
A zombie gleefully awaits the Uprising...
A teenager realises too late that pranks can have dire consequences...

With bickering wise men, sinister clocks, and charismatic stomachs, Vulnerable in front of Fiction contains the weird and the wonderful, the dark and the light. 14 tales to entertain and intrigue.


Sad, Black, and Fat: Musings From The Intersection

This book delves into the experiences of a young woman trying to navigate life’s twists and turns. She often finds herself standing on the corner between one identity and the other trying to decide which road to take. This collection of poems and essays are a reflection of the joys and sorrows of traversing through the intersections of life.













Another Day in Paradise (Tails from Paradise)

A warm-hearted, autobiographical story told by an author who really knows her subject, the location and the lifestyle in a small village in the Algarve, as seen through the eyes of a British couple, who made the move seeking a quieter, more serene way of life. What lurks in the shadows of paradise, however, is a life-changing illness she has struggled with in the past and now comes to the fore. They have made Portugal their home.

Will they be able to navigate the health system and succeed in getting her the urgent operation needed, to prevent her from spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair? This adds tension to an otherwise gentle, amusing, highly descriptive story, filled with wonderful observations, funny clashes of culture and an entertaining learning curve for all concerned. The dialogue is so authentic, you can hear their voices. The characters appear real and 3-dimensional and the supporting cast of cats and dogs at times threaten to steal the show. This is a fulfilling and satisfying read, uplifting, positive and makes you long for a sequel.

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Our Little Piece of Paradise: 2 (Tails from Paradise)

When a young British couple, Karen and Nick first took a holiday in the Algarve in Portugal, little did they know that 35 years on they would find themselves permanent residents and much-loved members of the local community, well-known for rescuing and housing stray animals, working alongside the local vet and even helping the local fire brigade!

This eagerly awaited sequel to Karen’s acclaimed and hugely popular first book “Another Day in Paradise” continues the story of life in the Algarve, its miracles and challenges as Karen lives with the aftermath of a spinal operation, gets herself through a gruelling language test hoping to gain citizenship and pursues her passion for rescuing cats and dogs, all of them characters in their own right.

Another heart-warming slice of life from an author with a brilliant eye for both the absurd and the humane as she shares the reality of living their dream.

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Learning Empathy: The Memoirs of An Autistic Savant

The first part of being smart is knowing you're not.


Most people assume that I'm slow. Some people are shocked that I'm smart enough to talk. I was emotionally delayed by 15 years. That diagnosis was based on a lack of empathy. For some reason I stopped maturing at 7. Luckily, I started again around 22 years old. Now that I'm 50, I have the mental age of a 35-year-old. It's no big deal now. But when I was 20, I had the mental age of a 7-year-old. It was a problem then.

In my book, Learning Empathy: The Memoirs of an Autistic Savant, these are my stories of how I learned empathy despite a life of institutional abuse. They say that Hard Lives Build Great Hearts and I am evidence that that is true.

Click the link to purchase your copy of my book Learning Empathy:

The Memoirs of an Autistic Savant. All profits from this book go to a 12-step group founded in Illinois. The purpose of this 12-step group is to help people recover after being in a psychiatric hospital or other traumatic situation. By purchasing my book, you not only learn about what I went through, but can be a part in helping others like me.


Collection of poems by Ismael S Rodriguez Jr

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A collection of poems by Ismael S Rodriguez Jr

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History's most peaceful race created one of its deadliest weapons.

Forged in the Living Flame by a long-extinct alien race, The Gem of Notna is the stuff of legends, on par with Pandora's Box or the Holy Grail. But once archaeologist Dr. Jack Corbett stumbled upon the crystal deep in the Amazon, he triggered a whirlwind of events and found himself neck-deep in a centuries-old holy war. The Divine and the Underworld have been locked in a virtual stalemate for the past three hundred years, and the Gem of Notna could be the key to breaking it.

With the gem in his possession, Jack discovers a world of monsters and gods, as well as an entirely different plane of existence that watches over our own. Old grudges resurface, fallen warriors are reborn in the most violent of ways, but at the end of the day, the fate of the world may well rest in Jack's hands.

J.D. Cunegan (Bounty, Blood Ties) introduces Notna, a supernatural fantasy epic that will leave readers flipping through the pages with every twist and turn. Grand in scale and steeped in the very comic book lore that lured Cunegan to writing in the first place, Notna proves that anyone can save the world - or die trying.

Bounty (Jill Andersen Series Book 1)

Jill Andersen is one of Baltimore's best and brightest detectives, but she harbors a dark secret -- a secret that threatens to come out when the body of Dr. Trent Roberts is pulled out of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Roberts' connection to Jill reveals a past that involves a tour in Iraq, a secretive cybernetic experiment, and a conspiracy that involves a native son.

Can Jill solve the case while still keeping her secret? Will her partners at the Seventh Precinct find out what she's so desperate to hide? What was Dr. Roberts looking into that led to his murder? And perhaps the biggest question of all...

Who is Bounty?


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The Shepherd and the Horned Girl

Ivas Sbarg has seen a monster...

In the small seaside Scottish town of Loch Lomond, an eerie fog rolls in. The locals know it. They know dark things hide in it. They know the fog is growing thicker...

When Ivas enters the fog to find a missing girl, he comes upon the knowledge that something much worse than the monster-filled mist is coming for them all.

And it hungers…




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Josh de Lioncourt- check out his fantasy books!
Charles Edward Williams- check out his Roman fiction book
D. M. Wright- check out his horror comedy books and romantic comedy book about dating
Cherron Riser- check out her romance and paranormal romance books
C. J. Pierce- check out their horror fantasy series
C. A. Lewis- check out her children's fantasy adventure book
T. F. Lince- check out his mystery book and mystery thriller
Kimberly Greer- check out her romance book
Jill Horton- check out her children's book
Quinn de Barra- check out their supernatural horror book and follow them on Twitter
Sarah Spookychild- check out her suspense romance books: Rightly Wrong or Wrongly Right and Open the Door, Let the Sun in and her sci-fi romance, Ground Zero.
Ruth Mini- check out her YA romance books
Jen Smith- check out her contemporary romance book
Melissa Stone- check out her YA urban fantasy series and adult fantasy series
T R Peers- check out his science fantasy series
Miller Thomas- check out his paranormal fantasy book
M. H. David- check out his thriller book
Tallie Rose- check out her adult fantasy series
Cathy J. Hopkins- check out her mystery thriller book
Jade Madden- check out their free mystery book
Lacey Krauch- check out her fantasy romance book
Dorian J. Sinnott- check out his horror books and short story and poetry collections
R. G. Roberts- check out her sci-fi books and fantasy Kindle Vella
MJ Hutto- check out her fantasy books
Tim Ruel- check out his sci-fi book and author website
Erik S. Meyers- check out his historical fiction book and author website
Barry Ryerson- check out his middlegrade fantasy book and sci-fi book
Jon Herrera- check out his middlegrade fantasy series
Adam Gaffen- check out his author website and latest sci-fi book
Kasia Metkowski- check out her blog and serialised story
Mark Piggott- check out his fantasy book and author website
Arbor Winter Barrow- check out their YA sci-fi books and poetry book
IJC Writing- check out their blog and fantasy book
Jeanna Louise Skinner- check out her paranormal romance book
Meg Radiant- check out her sci-fi book and author website
Gayle Ramage- check out her sci-fi novella and weird speculative short story collection
Tangela Williams-Spann- check out her book, Sad, Black, and Fat: Musings From The Intersection and her author website
Karen Telling- check out her autobiographical stories of living in the Algarve- book 1 and book 2
Ismael S Rodriguez Jr- check out his poetry books- The Darkness and the Light and Alma Solitaria
J.D. Cunegan- check out his contemporary fantasy book: Notna and Bounty (sci-fi detective series)
Breanna Bright- check out her horror paranormal fantasy book: The Shepherd and the Horned Girl
Kyle Baxter- check out his gay romance novels!
R. L. Hanslow- check out her children's books
K.M. Harding- check out her romance book
Cay Fletcher- check out their LGBTQ+ fantasy short story collection
Elizabeth Morris- check out their YA dark fantasy series
Aron Silver- check out his horror mystery book
Nikki Dudley- check out her thriller book and poetry collection
Izzy Hunter- check out her romcom books: Highland Fling and What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Courtney Maguire- check out her dark paranormal fantasy romance book: Bloodlaced and Blood Pact
Matthew Weatherford- check out his book: Learning Empathy: The Memoirs of An Autistic Savant
Randeletta Howson- check out her YA fantasy series
R A Ferrell- check out her thriller book and thriller action romance
Gregory R. Simpson- check out his techno-spy thriller
Miki Lentin- check out his short story travel and life collection
S. S. Frankowska- check out her epic fanrasy book
Jason Minick- check out his crime fiction thriller books
N. L. McLaughlin- check out her YA contemporary books
Radar DeBoard- check out his sci-fi horror book
H. S. Down- check out their sci-fi book
Izzy Matias- check out her YA contemporary book and one of her blog posts
Phannie- check out her blog and follow her on Twitter
O. J. Barré- check out her fantasy books- The Awen Trilogy and The Druids of Marduk
Rebecca Rose- check out her family saga book 1 and book 2
Mellie Miller- paranormal romance writer, check out her author page and website
Maria Blackrane- follow her on Twitter for updates on her upcoming dark adult fantasy
Sara R. Cleveland- check out her fantasy romance books
Casey Bell- check out his books: A Family of Strangers and 4Score
Alan K. Dell- check out his sci-fi books: From the Grave of the Gods and The Re-Emergence
Kyt Wright- check out his author page and website
Denise O. Eaton- check out her fantasy books website and book 1 in her fantasy series
Tea Spangsberg- check out their fantasy book and author website
Harrison Murphy- check out his thriller book and follow him on Twitter 
Ellie Yarde- check out her romance book and book blog
Candice Zee- check out her YA fantasy book and website
Richard Holeman- check out his horror book and website
Pumpernickel House Publishing- check out their website and journal issue 1
Katherine Macdonald- check out her Hades and Persephone retelling and author website
Elisha Bugg- check out her paranormal romance book and linktree with all her links
EeJay Enekwa- check out her contemporary romance book
Fiona Forsyth- check out her historical fiction book set in Rome
J. S. Gordon- check out his sci-fi book
Armanis Ar-feinial- check out his Arthurian inspired fantasy book
R. S. Yeager- check out his psychological thriller book
K Pimpinella- check out their sci-fi book
Jane Cornwell- check out her mindfulness book
F. A. Ray- check out their MLM book
B. A. Bellec- check out his coming of age free book
Jorge Arenas- check out his horror book
L. W. Lowe- check out her Greek mythology fantasy romance book
James Paige- check out their fantasy romance book
Alex Robins- check out his epic fantasy adventure book
Debbie Iancu-Haddad- check out her fantasy book
Erinn Harper- check out her urban fantasy book
Ross Patrick- check out his dystopian book
Stephen Ainley- check out his war thriller fiction book
T Z Krasner- check out his epic fantasy book
Natalie Hopkins- check out her YA satirical fantasy with squirrels
Marsha Mildon- check out her literary fiction book
Bixby Jones- check out her contemporary romance dramedy
Dan Hartman- check out his book, Habits of Love
Fernando Bravo- check out his middle grade fantasy
Rita A. Rubin- check out her YA fantasy
Varun Gwalani- check out his escape room murder mystery






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