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All my titles are available on Amazon.com in Kindle format, Barnes and Noble in Epub format, and at Smashwords.com in all formats.
I believe in fair pricing for Ebooks as there is little cost involved in publication so all of mine can be purchased for $0.99.
The Jackie Star Collection and Long Ago In China are also available in paperback at Lulu.com.
I have little control over the price of a paperback so they are more expensive, around the $9.00 mark.
For my tenth novel I chose to do something Canadian and what could be more Canadian than the Avro Arrow Interceptor besides the maple leaf, hockey, or beer. Terrorist and mercenary Sal Berringer selects targets in Ontario, Canada, duping the RCAF and leaving his real target unprotected. The only one standing in his way is rogue pilot Harry Kincaid flying an Avro Arrow, the last one of its kind. What is Berringer's real target? Can Harry stop him with a fifty year old Interceptor?
This is also a romace adventure tale about a young couple Harry Kincaid and Meg Bryant. It is a story about a nation's undying love for a jet plane scrapped by a government fifty years ago.
The Jackie Star Collection consists of A Shooting Star, Star Investigations, A Star File, Dangerous Blondes, and Final Closure. Never having known her father Jackie was orphaned at eight years of age when her mother Angel Star, a prostitute, died of a drug overdose. She did two tours of duty in the Middle East then became a Private Investigator in San Diego. She's a black belt and an ex Olympic pistol and rifle marksman but besides being able to fight and shoot she has no other skills. Don't mess with Jackie, her family, friends, or clients is the theme of these stories.
I have dedicated the Jackie Star series to the victims of 9/11 and soldiers of the coalition who have died in the Afghan invasion.
A Viking Tale is an Epic Viking Saga that spans a period of twenty years. Wolf a Norse King is an easy going soul and raids only because his village won't make the coming winter unless he finds a treasure his father spoke of. Fortune smiles on him as the first day on English soil he runs into Lord Sandow and a wagon load of gold. He takes the treasure and Abigail Links the woman the Lord was courting. Abby is thrust into a world not of her own choosing and must find a way to cope. Lord Sandow finds help and pursues Wolf seeking revenge. The first half of the book is a story about Abby and how she takes control of Wolf, the way women do. The second half is about their son and daughter, Rolf and Signe, their loves and lives.
The theme of this story is love: the love a man has for a woman, the love a King has for his people, the love they have for him, and the love a mother has for family. Abby the so called slave is the main focus of this tale from beginning to end. Is she the slave or the master? This story will shatter preconceived notions from beginning to end.
The Duchess of Kara Keep is a story of arranged marriages in days of old. Women tend to complain about their husbands and bearing that in mind I wrote this tale of a nightmare marriage. Amanda is the kindest, caring woman in the world and Duke Huxley the most sinister anyone could dream of.
This is a story I was compelled to write as throughout history women were considered incubators and little more. They were the backbone of society working to raise the next genaration while men went off to war.
Long Ago In China is a tale of greed in the Tang Dynasty of old China. I hammered the keyboard for a month straight and the result was this book, the fastest I've ever done. I wanted to continue and make it an epic saga but it wasn't there so published it as a novel for now. Lian, a Talon warrior, has to save the lives of nine of the Emperor's children from assassins. At sword point she commandeers a boat and a drunken sailor, Chen, to man it. From the first Lian swears she'll kill Chen and almost does a couple of times. Chen and his drunken river pirate friends save Lian's life more than once so she has to relent on her decision to kill the man. It's a tug of war between the two, humorous at times.
Writers see an image of someone in their mind when they cast characters and Xena "The Warrior Princess," was in my mind when I wrote about Lian.
Enchantress is a Fantasy about a young woman with the power to control men. Jensen thinks she's stupid and ugly the way a lot of young women do. Along comes the War Wizard Kamahl and overruns Jensen's village. She goes to Siscerly for aid from the Sorceress, Nikita, but finds her busy fighting the war. Nikita does however reveal that Jensen is an Enchantress, the first in a thousand years. Her touch will render a man helpless and can even be lethal. Jensen sets out to find a knight that she believes can save her family and friends. Luckily along the way she meets the witch Katie who becomes her mentor and best friend.
Jensen is the best character I've come up with to date. She's what we would call challenged today. She has however a strong sense of right and wrong driving her, literally, to Hell and back to save family and friends: friends that have taunted and shunned her. She's driven by the needs of others giving no thought to herself.
Tales of Tyhton is a follow up of Enchantress yet either can be read without the other. Two tales are woven together as Cory Ryan clashes with a thousand year old demon, Iron Jack, and his living ship, the Red Witch. Tashia and Cassie ride to Tyhton with news of their princess being held by a sinister priestess, Ises. I fell in love with Lindy the witch when writing her part so will someday do a follow up on her in another book. Lindy is a free soul void of conscience caring only about the gold pieces in her hand.
Where there is love there is adventure and where there is adventure there is love. You can't have one without the other.
One theme I always remember when I'm writing is the fact that we all want exciting lives yet none of us embrace change. It's like everyone wants to go to heaven yet no one wants to die.
My next book is never clear. Passion drives me and at anyone time there can be many interests that entice my next tale. I've started three and the one I have the need to tell will triumph over the others.
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