Fountain of Youth
Action Adventure / Spy , Shorter Reads / January 10, 2019

  45 year old widow, Amelia Martin, finds her life has fallen to pieces. Worse, she’s one of three hostages kidnapped by bandits while holidaying in the Amazon jungle. When her children refuse to pay the ransom, Amelia acquires a ruthless willpower to survive, and unexpected cold and deadly determination awakens in her to aid in her escape. Months later when she emerges from the jungle, youth and wealth on her side, did she find the legendary fountain of youth, or did she discover the woman she’d always been deep inside? REVIEW An intriguing action and adventure story. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews For thousands of years, people have searched in vain for a way to recapture their youth. The Fountain of Youth supposedly possessed the power to restore the youth of anyone who drank from or bathe in its waters… or at least that’s what legend would have us believe. Author Margaret Pearce weaves an intriguing action and adventure story with twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a philosophical tale in a very vivid and convincing way of the will to survive. It examines the…

A Bad Day To Die: The Adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves
Westerns / December 12, 2018

  With two new posse men and a new cook, Bass is sent into Indian Territory to arrest the Hubbard Brothers, farm boys who turned to bank robbery when their father lost his farm. Just another routine trip, until Marshal Fagan informs him that his neighbor, who killed his brother-in-law in an argument, is also one of the warrants he must execute. He’s concerned that Bas might have a problem arresting a neighbor with whom he has a friendly relationship. Bass, though, assures him that a fugitive is a fugitive, and all warrants will be executed, but, it turns out to be a trip he will never forget.   REVIEW Keeping the Spirit of the West alive! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews There’s a long-overdue voice in the Western genre belonging to Charles Ray, an author destined to help revive the traditional Western and to help keep the Spirit of the West alive! Author Charles Ray does a brilliant job of pacing this story, and there’s never a dull moment or a wasted word. He brings laughter, tenderness, tears, and bloodshed to the page with ease and remarkable skill. For those who like action and adventure,…

Mission Perilous
Science Fiction & Fantasy / November 29, 2018

  Deep in a dungeon beneath the streets of the Black City, three men await their fate. To escape, Rofe, a crusading knight, Olaf, the Barbarian, and Merc, ‘Prince of Thieves’, must put aside their differences and band together. They journey through enemy territory, fighting gargantuan reptiles, man-eating plants, and voodoo poisons. Their survival is dependent on their swords, courage and sheer cunning.   REVIEW A well-crafted sci-fi fantasy tale! By Piaras on November 29,2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Margaret Pearce weaves a fascinating sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a unique, creative and dark tale of swords and sorcery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The book description gives only a sneak preview: ‘Deep in a dungeon beneath the streets of the Black City, three men await their fate. To escape, Rofe, a crusading knight, Olaf, the Barbarian, and Merc, ‘Prince of Thieves’, must put aside their differences and band together. They journey through enemy territory,…

The Torch Betrayal: A Classic World War II Spy Thriller (A Conor Thorn Novel)

  A disgraced agent. A missing battle plan. Will he find redemption or damage the Allies beyond repair?  London, 1942. OSS Agent Conor Thorn is desperate for a second chance. After a botched mission in Tangier, Thorn knows failure is not an option. When confidential directives for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, go missing, the agent must recover the plans before the Nazis thwart the crucial mission. Thorn teams up with MI6 agent Emily Bright to seek out the traitor in their midst. Untangling the web of suspects leads them to Nazi sympathizers, double-crossing Soviet spies, and Vatican clergymen with motives of their own. As their mission grows more and more dangerous, Thorn and Bright have one chance to retrieve the document before it falls into enemy hands, leaving countless Allied troops in danger.  The Torch Betrayal is a high-stakes WWII thriller inspired by true events.   REVIEW A high-stakes WWII thriller inspired by true events. By Piaras on October 19, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Glenn Dyer weaves a compelling and noteworthy spy thriller. With intriguing twists and turns it will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a gripping and mesmerizing story…

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…

Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza (Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer Book 3)
Children's Books / October 1, 2018

  It is summertime in Beresford. Ronaldo and Rudi are beside themselves with excitement: Monty the Moose, the most incredible Magician in the whole world is performing at Rudi’s birthday party! But before the festivities begin, there’s the important matter of The Reindeer Flyover, an ancient tradition of The Reindeer Flying Academy that marks the end of school term. But Rudi might not be able to fly. He has injured his hoof and refuses to see Doctor Kloppen. Rudi is terrified of needles and, rumour has it, the Doctor’s needle is the size of a rocket! Meanwhile, Ronaldo meets celebrity baker Mrs Sorensson and offers to deliver her cakes to ‘Carrot’s ‘N’ Cakes’ bakery before flying school. The weather is hot so Ronaldo rushes through the forest so he can deliver the cakes before the icing melts. But trouble is lurking in the woods. Dasher and his menacing brothers, Comet and Prancer, are hiding in the bushes. Waiting for Ronaldo! “… though aimed at a much younger audience, are a perfect fit for the adults who are still in touch with their younger self .”   REVIEW   A wonderfully written and illustrated story with important life lessons. By Piaras…