Chris has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of eleven poetry books and has recently been published in several micro-fiction anthologies and short story publications. Christine lives in Delaware, USA. with her husband and four cats, and loves gardening and cooking. Her most recent credits are: The American Writers Review, The Phoenix, Burningword Literary Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Write Connection, Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Foliate Oak Review, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, and Fourth & Sycamore.More info →
While on vacation at the age of ten, Sunnie Reynolds disappeared on a small island in Florida. She was found ten hours later, asleep and draped over a tree stump in a marsh. A repeating nightmare began to awaken her each night.
At twenty-two, Sunnie made a startling discovery and her nightmare became reality.More info →
Each of the poems in this book addresses a problem that human kindness has failed to resolve sufficiently thereby to enhance people’s ability to improve the world as we know it. Collectively, these poems are divided into five categories in the following order: first, destructive activities known personally by the author; second, examples and illustrations of issues that compromise the ability of families to thrive; third, failures in the political realm that undermine social well-being; fourth, critiques of the human propensity for war; fifth, some of the author’s experiences reflective of ecological woes in the world. As noted above, by associating each of these concerns with a shortfall of human kindness, the author implies that greater openness to others in our attitudes could improve the world in which we live.More info →
Fifteen year old Krisi Bodan is brought to Ghana from Scotland by her doctor father after her parents separate.
While trying to cope with missing her mum and failing to forgive her dad; a new friend local head trader Gifty, needs her help. Then Krisi gets dangerously mired in much more than old Ghanaian practices.
A new country, a new culture and on discovering the scary activities of some of her new friends...new enemies of the criminal and not so criminal kind.
Midsummer Dreams is a lyrical history of the lives, loves and, in particular, the dreams of several of the inhabitants of the small village of Treddoch Harbour. Treddoch, as it’s referred to locally, is a fictional, atypical, once fishing, now touristy, community situated on Cornwall’s southern coast.
Everybody has their dreams, though none more so than the inhabitants of Treddoch. In their case, and this is where they differ from the mainstream, as well as having their own, personal dreams, the residents of Treddoch Harbour also have the one dream, the overarching dream, that singular dream that binds them as a community. This is the dream of having a ‘good Season’. For many of them, who rely on the tourists for their income, their money’s only to be made in the summer, when the tourists are abroad. Winter months can be dire.
The action is set on the one day, Midsummer’s Day, starting at dawn and ending with dusk. The story’s told through the voice of a tour guide as he takes the reader around the village, introducing the characters one by one, starting with the late Butcher and his Wife, now interred in the local cemetery!
Shifting between the 1960s and the present, Bay of Secrets is a spellbinding saga of mystery and enduring love. When Jayne returns to Seawinds, her family home in Cornwall, she is determined to solve the mystery surrounding her father's death. But why is the house revealing its secrets after fifty years and why are Jayne and her siblings drawn to the bay?More info →
Innocence is a precious possession, but as mid-eighteenth-century Exeter settles to peace after The Seven Years’ War, Rachael, who is neither servant nor ward of the flamboyant painter Alexander Trelawney, is destined to lose the one thing that separates her from the whores she rubs shoulders with.
A friendship begun on the derelict outshoot of one of the three houses that share a courtyard along busy Exebere Street is put under threat; not only by Trelawney’s unorthodox lifestyle but by Henri Latimer’s spendthrift and conscienceless nephew Geoffrey, who is determined to have the inheritance that his posthumous birth has deprived him of. Even if this means consulting with the herbalist Blox.
Will Rachael find salvation in the widower Henri Latimer or will she fall to the bottom of society where her illegitimate birth and lack of family predicts she must? Will Geoffrey achieve what Latimer’s recent injury and subsequent illness could not?
If you enjoyed Line of Duty then this is the police procedural for you! Traffic is the second page turner written by Coventry author, Nicky Downes. 'You care for those women more than you do your two daughters.' DI Amelia Barton, a widow with two young daughters, knows this isn't true, but who else will fight for trafficked women? Who else will take time to listen and find refuge for them? Who else would understand that you don't need chains or weapons to exert power or enslave? Amelia is a senior detective in the Sex Trafficking Unit of the National Crime Agency. The bodies of two women, branded with the same rose tattoo, are found in quick succession. The team have been told by other, recently freed, women that they are searching for a trafficker and possible murderer known as The Devil. But Amelia is fighting her own demon... DS Jake Travis. Will she find The Devil, or will Jake destroy everything she has fought for when he goes undercover, putting the trafficked women at even greater risk?More info →
Trilogy is an exciting experience into the diverse blending of poetry, prose, and thoughts. It raises one''s level of consciousness to that of enjoyment and instills a peaceful quality of mind for relaxation. Enjoy this masterpiece at your favorite place, with your favorite drink, as your mind explodes with the fascination of Trilogy. The wonderful experience of Trilogy shows how a family working together is able to blend and intertwine their collective ideas and thoughts. Such diversity has produced this exceptional work of art for the mind and body that is soothing to the soul. The passing of Joseph''s mother was a motivation for Trilogy. His healing from her loss was to write. He wrote during every spare moment. The spark ignited the passion within Sheila and Jonathan, and they followed his lead. As a result, this fascinating masterpiece is in your hands. Enjoy your reading and recitals as you experience the sensational journey of Trilogy!More info →
What happens when technology outruns our humanity?Humans continue to give their decision making over to Artificial Intelligence. Or, was it simply confiscated? Computers are delivering manufactured choices to each person via their ever-pervasive personal devices. The seduction of mankind is eminent unless our champions can stop them.The R-Group, with their own next generation youth, are poised to take on one of their most complex adversaries, supercomputers run by greedy powerful technological geniuses. The training for the new members of the R-Group is live, in the form of a real world cyber assault crisis. ICABOD, R-Group's supercomputer, is their best weapon for this battle.With corporate self-discipline gone and the power of U.S. Congressional oversight crippled, the dominance of the technical oligopolies has risen to dictate their terms.MAG, the consortium of global technology predators, have come together to bring their insidious plans to fruition using humans’ desire for the easy and effortless lifestyles, even as it steals their freedoms. For groups caught in the cyber crosshairs, time has already run out. The social media noise blinds humanity to what is happening. MAG uses it to seize control of politics, healthcare, finances, and defense systems. Award winning authors Breakfield and Burkey take readers, in their 11th book in The Enigma Series, on a one way trip to keeping or giving up their most precious human quality, the freedom to choose. No one saw it coming when they built computers to ease their work. Where are the guardrails to protect humans from giving up too much? Can humanity take back control? You determine who wins in the AI Wars.More info →
If you’ve ever wondered where we are heading, this book explores a possible near-future for humanity, and the Earth. If you’ve ever wondered where we came from, be prepared to turn your thinking on its head. If you’ve ever wondered if anyone is pulling your strings, this book will make you think again about chance encounters or serendipities in your life. If you’ve every suspected you are part of something bigger than you can imagine, this book is for you. Soulwaves are the missing dark energy and dark matter that cosmologists can’t find. They bond people to people, moons to planets, planets to stars and stars to other stars to form galaxies. Soulwaves are also integral to the cycle of life and death. When this book proper begins in 2059, China has become the predominant force on the world stage. You will discover that events on planet Earth, and all other sentient planets, are nano-managed by greater and even more pervasive forces.More info →