Emma’s Choice by Loretta Porter

Emma has her perfect life, complete with an adoring husband and two children. However, when tragedy strikes, Emma must decide how she can possibly pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and continue on. She pushes all outside help away and moves halfway around the world to forget her problems.

Being lonely is harder than Emma ever imagined, for the ghosts are constantly there in her mind. Not wanting to betray her family, but still wanting to live her life, Emma is faced with some big decisions. With some help from two new friends, Emma is able to find her way back out of the darkness. Continue reading

The Journey by Bruce A. Borders

Who knew Running Away Could Be So Hard?

When a teenage boy, who thinks he knows it all, leaves home in search of a better life, he finds out the hard way what everyone must learn – growing up isn’t an easy thing to do.
Leaving home at fifteen, Kyle Davis’ path to adulthood takes him on an eventful ride, and at times a dangerous one. His firsthand experiences with the cruel realities of a callous world drive home the point that he has a lot to learn and a long ways to go.
Unwilling to admit his mistakes, he flounders a while before finally accepting life for what it is – hard work. It takes considerably more time for him to reach the point of going home and apologizing. That’s when he discovers the world didn’t stop to wait for him. Home isn’t quite the way he remembers it, and he sees how drastically things can change.

Still, certain things remain the same; principles and values are a constant. It isn’t a persons age, location or where they are in life that determines when they’ve become an adult. Kyle realizes The Journey is more than merely miles traveled. The road to maturity, whether literal or figurative, takes a person only as fast as they are willing to go. Yet, at some point, everyone has to make The Journey. Continue reading

Missing Grace by Bonnie Davis

Missing Grace is about two young girls growing up in a poor, northern California town in the seventies. The town is still divided by race so the friendship between these two girls, one black and one white, is difficult at best. Missing Grace is told in the past tense as one of the girls who became a famous music star is reminiscing with a reporter who is interviewing her. You will find the story of Grace and Natalie both heart warming and sad and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Continue reading

The Little Girl Who Made God Laugh by Preciada Azancot

An entire generation has lived enamoured of The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint Exupéry and continues to dream about him. And now, taking over the torch – since she was born almost when he disappeared into the sky – the author of this short novel for children of all ages – especially the age of grandparents – arrives to bring us The Little Girl Who Made God Laugh. A great admirer and lover of the Little Prince, she has created a Little Princess for him, so that he never has to leave our world again.

Preciada Azancot, renowned as the creator of MAT (Metamodel of Transformational Analysis), whose books are available from the same Publishers, has made the Little Prince’s dream for this world a reality: finding the harmony, clarity, corporality, metamorphosis, soul and spirit, lost on this planet.

The story tells how a little girl, fallen from the kingdom of the angels, brings the laws of heaven to this earth and searches for her little prince, her twin soul, in order to build with him that paradise for two called a couple.

To do this, she seeks him in the desert, then in Paris, then in New York, then in Peking, then in Benares, then in Rome, finding him at last, at the end of the tale, where she least expects it.

While she seeks her loved one, the girl gives each capital and its inhabitants the keys she brought from Paradise.

From the stars, The Little Prince provided the elements that man has to supply to make this world better. In a century illuminated by hope in womanhood, The Little Girl provides the keys that woman has to supply, so that together and united they may return, without having to die, to the Garden of Eden.

A story that is moving, entertaining, educational and above all takes us back to the origins and essences that all angels share, enriching our lives.

A wonderful and wise book for all ages. Continue reading

Demolition by Cora Buhlert

The stately mansion stood tall for one hundred years. But after the death of its last owner, the old house has been neglected and forgotten, its garden overgrown by rose bushes.
When three children stumble upon the old house, it gains a new lease on life, doubling for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in the children’s imagination. But unbeknownst to the children, the old house is under threat, for real estate developers have no use for enchanted fairy tale castles… Continue reading

Ultra Violence by Mark Barry

Forty. Receding pate. Loose teeth. Failing marriage. Delinquent, uncaring son. Psycho boss parachuted in to cut the big earners.

A few lost marbles…

It wasn’t always like this. He used to be a Face. A Player. A Terrace Celebrity. Now he’s just another faceless nobody on the brink of despair in a world he no longer recognises.

Yet, one freezing winter’s day, a chance meeting with a face from the old days at Notts County changes everything.

Especially when there’s an intriguing proposition on the table. One he may find difficult to refuse. Continue reading

I Made These Up (short stories for the fireside) by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

Short stories for the fireside (or wherever you have your e-reader). A diverse variety of humour, historical, murder, ghost, sentimental, adventure, and even a bit naughty – there is sure to be something to entertain you. There are even two BONUS read-aloud stories for children.
These stories have been published previously in magazines or newspapers. Some are adapted from chapters in But Can You Drink The Water? and some also appear in Something to Read on the Plane.
1. A ‘Tail’ of Woe.
Frank planned a quiet afternoon of model aeroplane building. But unfortunately he failed to take his father-in-law into account.
2. Proof of the Pudding.
The residents of Ladysmith were eager to escape before the town was besieged. Albert Swinbourne, however, had other plans.
3. The Tryst
He tried nibbling her ear. He wasn’t sure whether he should be licking, nibbling, or kissing it. Even after re-watching a movie he still hadn’t been able to make out the exact technique.
4. One Little Pig Stayed at Home.
When the young troopie was offered room and board in exchange for some light work, he thought his luck had changed.
5. The Secret.
Jenny wasn’t expecting to meet an old school friend, especially one who would revive memories best forgotten.
6. Flypast.
As the Spitfire soared into the air Bill wanted to impress his grandson, but would the old man’s nerves hold out?
7. A Matter of Convenience
Family holidays were not the happy events they had once been, especially now that Walter’s bladder had become a liability.
8. The Letter.
The two buddies were living and working together out in the sticks, and they were beginning to set each other’s teeth on edge. Then one of them made a very weird suggestion…
9. Night Noises.
Strange, the fascination and peculiar power of a man’s imagination; the terrors the silent darkness can hold. And who knows the tormented imaginings of those who have been led down the deep dark path of insanity…?
10. Reluctant Reunion
Pauline’s old school-friend, a slim, glamorous divorcee – who just happened to be an old flame of Pauline’s husband – was coming home to Liverpool to visit. Pauline wasn’t looking forward to it one bit.
11. Poste Haste.
Frank heaved a sigh of relief when his wife’s relatives went home. Little did he know his troubles were just beginning.
12. The Waiting Chalice
The she-fox had been biding her time. Finally the wait was over.
13. Grandfather’s Dream
Sipho set out to fulfil his Grandfather’s dream, and in doing so learnt the power of imagination.
14. Light’s Out
Tom enjoyed his job, even if it was a bit boring and predictable. He liked the routine, and today was going to be just another ordinary day…
15. Family Ties
Mavis had been so sure of where her heart lay, but now ‘home’ had a new definition.
TWO BONUS READ-ALOUD STORIES FOR CHILDREN
16. The Worried Little Christmas Tree
The little plastic Christmas tree thought no one wanted him, until he found an unexpected home.
17. Waldo and the Leather Thing
Waldo didn’t want to wear anything round his neck, but he soon found the importance of wearing a collar.
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Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he’s trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime? Continue reading

Revelation by Doug Couse

Immanuel Christian School was founded to raise up and loose students into the world as prayer warriors for God. One of its students, Johnathen, has a special gift for technology and has begun using that gift to reveal the Good News through his video blog. Johnathen knows that he has been marked by God to do great things for His kingdom. What he doesn’t know is that he has also been marked by another kingdom, a kingdom of despair and death that will stop at nothing to silence him. What follows is a revelation into the unseen world of spiritual warfare of angels and demons on a scale one can only imagine. Continue reading