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…

CHOSEN
Fantasy , Science Fiction & Fantasy / December 11, 2018

  Jeremy Crawford has had enough of his life as a mega-wealthy banker and is prepared to give up all its privileges for the sake of freedom. The trigger of this drastic change of heart? The realization that, since childhood, he has made no choices of his own and only ever been chosen.   REVIEW Couldn’t put it down Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Someone once said, ‘nothing has any meaning other than the meaning we give it ourselves.’ And, when an event or moment comes along that disrupts our fundamental assumptions about life, the result is a search for the deeper meaning of it all. The storyline and plot of Chosen was amazing. From beginning to end, the author holds the reader’s interest. As always, Paddy Bostock does a great job with character and story development. He’s so prolific, so inventive, so exactly what I want to read. This book starts good but ends great and this is one book I didn’t want to end. Paddy Bostock’s writing style is mesmerizing. This was an enjoyable political fantasy story of sorts. It’s a thought-provoking and relatable tale that skillfully deals with the human necessity for freedom,…

Rhyme & Reason: My Life in Poems
Poetry / December 1, 2018

  As a single parent of three, I have had an extraordinary life. But even so I’ve had my share of heartbreaks. And I’ve come to know people who have experienced extreme highs and lows in their lives as well. With their blessings, I have told their stories so as to give them comfort and help them to heal and move on. I personally have always believed that no matter how tough things get, to succeed, it’s important to find the positive among the negative in life. It may not always be easy . . . but it is possible. These poems are my positives. Some relate overwhelming pain and sadness . . . while others express the most joyous moments in my life. I relate how anger can cripple as well as empower. It’s all in the way you perceive it. Writing has served as an outlet for my deepest felt emotions . . . some good, some bad . . . and at times the best therapy. But I also know that without Jehovah God in my life to strengthen and guide my very steps, I may have remained lost. I am forever grateful for his unending love…

Reverie Girl (The Reverie Book 2)
Adult Fiction , Sagas and Romance / October 6, 2018

  THE SENSUAL JOURNEY OF A YOUNG WOMAN FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL OF HER DREAMS. CLAIRE is a young woman who only accepted her sexuality following an enlightening trip to India. Soon after, she falls head over heels in love with a gorgeous girl, Lana, a woman she meets only by pure chance during a captivating encounter between flights within Vienna’s Airport terminal. This love seemed far from being reciprocated and rather hopeless. Or was it? LANA meets Claire whilst going from Slovenia on route to the US making plans for her perfect married life. This encounter reveals the essence of who she is within. She discovers a new side to herself. She becomes torn between two worlds and must decide. Whatever her decision, there will be consequences. She can suppress her feelings and memories during the day. Can she control them in her dreams? Will her dreams be strong enough to make Lana follow her heart? REVIEW A compelling journey of sexual self-discovery…and more! By Piaras on October 4, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Reverie Girl by Nico J. Genes is another fascinating novel that gives the ménage à trois new definitions and new twists. Having read…

Doña Gracia’s Gold Pendant
Historical fiction / August 29, 2018

Imagine having to guard the secret of your family under the threat of mortal danger This historical novel is a story of love, jealousy, intrigue, mortal terror – of family secrets, courage, and devotion. It depicts the wide-ranging journey of Doña Gracia Nasi, a wealthy young Jewish widow from a family of forced converts, exiled from Spain in the 16th Century. Doña Gracia’s turbulent history comes to life, from age 12, when she is first told the secret of her forcibly converted family, to her escape from the terrors of the Inquisition in Portugal finally to Constantinople, via London, Antwerp, Venice, Ferrara, Lyon and Saloniki. The true story of Doña Gracia – forced convert, tycoon, charmer of kings, savior of her people! A successful businesswoman and visionary in a world in which women had no rights, Doña Gracia risks her life and her immense fortune to save her persecuted people. She powerfully bends kings to her will in an era of flourishing culture and the religious battles between Christians, Jews, and Moslems. Heralded the “Queen of the Jews,” she succeeded in obtaining a royal decree from the Ottoman sultan to settle the city of Tiberias. Meanwhile, her heartbreaking feud with…

Daisy, Bold & Beautiful
Children's Books / August 28, 2018

D.J. and her dad moved far from the small town and only home she ever knew. Now she’s starting middle school in the city with kids she’s never met. She tries to make friends, but they all appear to be slaves to screen time. D.J. just likes to garden, nurturing plants, watching them grow and thrive. It seems she’ll never find a way to fit in, but then she awakens in a gorgeous garden where she meets Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She must be dreaming; her new friend can’t possibly be real—and what could she know about getting along with gamers? D.J. really needs some ideas, or she might never find her own place in a complicated world. Daisy, Bold & Beautiful is the debut novel of middle-schooler Ellie Collins, daughter of award-winning author Stephanie Collins. Boys and girls alike will appreciate Ellie’s keen eye for the challenges of growing up that she and her friends must face. Discover the wonderful writing of Ellie now, then follow her to learn about her writing and more books to come. REVIEW A wonderful story written by an exceptional storyteller! By Piaras on August 17, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) More often than not we relate…