A Means to an End (A gripping emotional page-turner with a twist you’ll never see coming)

  Raymond had known hardship from a very early age. He witnessed his mother’s suicide and his father’s alcoholism. Throughout his teenage years he had suffered pain and neglect and swore to make something of himself – whatever the cost. Driven by ruthless ambition and a passion for cooking almost as strong as his passion for women, he became a chef. But he wanted more. Diane, a girl he met at a nightclub, seemed the answer to his prayers. But he didn’t account for Madge, her mum. No one was good enough for her beautiful little girl. And she would stop at nothing to get rid of him. How could he win her over? And how far would he go to satisfy his ambition and greed? A tale of love, loss, lust, about what people will do to satisfy their needs, and how it can make or break them.   REVIEW Vividly drawn characters driven by intoxicating and dangerous desires. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews A Means to an End by Peter Martin is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel, with brilliantly drawn characters driven by love, loss and lust. The author weaves a well-crafted…

Magical Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Short Stories & Poems for Children

  SYNOPSIS An exquisitely crafted book of short stories and rhyming verse tailored to kids and adult children alike, “Magical Bedtime Stories” serves as a whimsical literary lullaby for the dreamer to-be. These short stories and poems by Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth are an enjoyable and entertaining collection that will bring a smile to the faces of readers. The stories are fascinating and imaginative, and each one entertains and conveys insightful and thoughtful messages. Through lulling rhymes, melodious stanzas, and pleasant themes, the reader or listener is gently catapulted across the stars into lady moon’s soothing embrace until they are sound asleep. With this wonderful collection by your or your child’s bedside, sweet dreams will become a nightly reality and the word “bedtime” will inevitably bring anticipation.       REVIEW Grady Harp |Top Contributor: Children’s Books |HALL OF FAME |TOP 100 REVIEWER ‘One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.’ ~ Sam Levenson Irish author and poet Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth earned a Higher Diploma in General Counseling Skills, a diploma in Psychology, Mental Health and Mental Illness, and Mental Health Studies – Suicide, Violent Behavior, Substance…

The Death Doll

  BOOK SYNOPSIS In the summer of 1692, the infamous Salem witch trials were underway in Massachusetts Colony, North America. Meanwhile, a new Governor was appointed over New Hampshire colony, but his only interest was the land he felt entitled to. Citizens of Durham, New Hampshire, were losing property they’d farmed for years. It was a dangerous time to come to the Colonies, but Kate Tremont had no choice. Having lost her father and her home in Kingston, Jamaica, she sailed to Durham, New Hampshire to stay with her only living relative – William Stoddard, a farmer and devout Puritan. William demands obedience and conformity if Kate wants to stay, but that’s not the worst of it. Kate finds that enemies are easier to make than friends when she gives a doll to a child. When her act of kindness is twisted and used against her, Kate learns that evil happens when good people get angry!   REVIEW   A well-crafted historical fiction Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author K.D. Carter weaves a well-crafted historical fiction, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The story unfolds in small…

Magic Poetry: Illustrated Children’s Verse for Ages 3-103 (Rhyming Poetry Book with Pictures for Children)

  The art of Poetry is a subject we learn from a very young age, and provides us with a better knowledge of literature, rhyme scheming, reading skills, and writing skills as well! A child’s imagination is something that seems to fade away as we age, but this book will keep that fire alive! You and your children will enjoy exploring the depths of pure imagination, fun, and excitement by reading this book. Not only will you enjoy these aspects, but you will also enjoy a priceless bonding experience, as your minds run wild from the stories that are told from this collection of poetry! In this book you will enjoy: • Letting your imagination run wild • Large, bright, artistic and colorful pictures • Easy to read poems that you will love to share aloud • A bonding experience that teaches, educates and exercises the mind • Stories that your children will absolutely love! Magic Poetry is a book that is full of poems, which are geared for children, age’s three to seven, but for absolutely everyone to enjoy nonetheless! As society advances with technology, the simplicity of downloading this eBook makes reading easier, and much more relaxing. You…

Scot Free in Hollywood (Kyle in Hollywood Book 2)

  Three years after a shrewd director’s eye plucked him from obscurity, Kyle’s movie career has taken him from rebellious unknown to reluctant movie sensation. Along the way he has acquired a well-documented reputation as an irresistible ladies’ man. But his unblemished womanizer record is in danger when he is cast to co-star with rising European actress Barbara Bertucci. Their titanic clashes are the talk of the town until they unexpectedly go off together on a romantic holiday in Moorea. Is their romance real, or just the usual promotional photo op? About the “Kyle in Hollywood” series: Dry humour and a good dose of romance. He’s tall, he’s handsome and he doesn’t fit any mould. Kyle Harrison is a young Scottish actor blundering his way to the top of the Hollywood tree. Discovered on the Via Veneto in Rome, Kyle takes Hollywood by storm with his irreverent charisma. With his trademark slouch and deadly mixture of boyish charm and athletic good looks, Kyle is beguiling to the ladies but frequently misunderstood.   REVIEW A well-written and entertaining read. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Scot Free in Hollywood (Kyle in Hollywood Book 2) had every element a…

Mylee in the Mirror (Greek Mythology Fantasy Series Book 2)

  Freshman year is just starting, and already Mylee fears her family is falling apart. She’s not interested in dating or any of the high-school drama it brings, but that’s just what she gets when Sam, the most popular guy at school, invites her to the Homecoming dance. Mylee needs advice, so she summons Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, her secret confidant. Tyler is worried about Mylee, his best friend and teammate. Already sad about her family woes, he’s livid that Slimeball Sam is trying to ooze his way into her life. And she seems to be falling for Sam’s act! Worse, Ty is worried all this attention from such a popular guy will place Mylee officially out of his league. What does an ancient Greek goddess know about modern teenage romance? Can My and Ty save their friendship and discover what matters most?   REVIEW A must-read whimsical fiction interwoven with true-life teenage drama. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Award-winning author Ellie Collins weaves another well-crafted contemporary coming of age novel. The story had every element a good story should have. A solid and captivating plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed…

The Forest and the Flames: Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders Series, Book 2

  Autumn, 1066 The Battle of Hastings is done. The struggle for England begins. Matilda, Lady of Flanders, Duchess of Normandy, rules as Regent of Normandy for her husband, Duke William. William has won the Battle of Hastings, but Saxon England does not wish to surrender to him as King. As William sets England to flame, Matilda waits in Normandy for the time to come when she can claim her crown. Through bloodshed, battle and struggle will England be won, but even as Matilda rejoices for her new power, a prophesy is spoken, linking the fates of her children to the wailing voices and horrific images in dreams which come to haunt her. Matilda comes to understand that God is watching, and is not pleased with what He sees. As Matilda battles to save her children, she finds she must stand against her own husband, in order to protect the lives, and immortal souls, of her sons and daughters. Through heartache, discord, battle, rebellion and slaughter, the fate of England, and the future of the house of Normandy, will be decided. The Forest and The Flames is book two in The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders, by G. Lawrence…

Hidden Religion – A Novel

  What is stronger? A man’s beliefs or his survival instinct? When the rational gives you a death sentence, the irrational becomes your best friend. When Alnor Loro, a 25-year-old, learns that he has a terminal illness, no amount of brightness of the day can stop his world from falling apart. Desperation and hopelessness force him to make the only decision he believes right – leave everything and everyone he has ever known behind and spend his last years on a long vacation in England. As chance would have it, he won’t be going through this journey alone, after all. Befriending a mysterious girl, who undermines his reasoning, makes him second-guess the actual fatality of his illness and question everything he has ever believed (or has never believed) in. Upon hearing about a special place and a hidden religion that can bring about his full recovery, Alnor is increasingly convinced that this girl is far from sane. Nevertheless, since there is nothing left to lose, Alnor lets curiosity (and hope, perhaps?) get the better of him and finds himself on a spiritual journey during which everything seems to be possible. What is the right way when there is no way?…

Mad Mischief: A Novel

What happens when an elite African safari is transformed into a psychotic journey of survival for a society wife traveling with her narcissistic husband? In Mad Mischief, the shimmering beauty and primal power of Sub-Saharan Africa is the setting for this story of love, deceit, obsession and ultimately, escape and redemption. Inspired by true events, Mad Mischief is the haunting tale of Sarah – a woman struggling with the unforgiving callousness of her selfish husband, the sadistic machinations of their safari guide, the unscrupulous actions of a Nairobi shopkeeper, and the enigmatic behavior of a world-renowned photographer who inexplicably appears whenever she is in desperate need of a guardian angel. Her very consciousness altered by an adverse reaction to anti-malarial medication, Sarah barely maintains a vestige of her sanity and personal fortune as she travels through the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania, finally winding up in the city of Nairobi, where she confronts roguish men aiming to take advantage of her drug-induced state of mind. The word safari means ‘long journey.’ The events of Sarah’s safari take her on a life-altering rite of passage that begins with an epiphany as she glimpses a matriarchal herd of elephants on her…