Author Spotlight – Dec 2017

 

Are you in need of some new books to read? Check out these authors, ranging from newly-emerging to veteran writers.

 

 

Paige Flynn hasn’t given her alcoholic father much thought since her parents divorced ten years back. She doesn’t remember him as kind and loving, and despite the passing of time, she hasn’t attempted to change this perception one bit. Despite the fact that he has been sober for five years, and her mother’s plea to make peace with him, she has too many other good things going on in her life to really think about forgiveness. A handsome, rock star boyfriend. Senior year with her best friend since elementary school. And, of course, the mother she’s been through everything with.

James Carmichael just wants to earn his daughter’s love again. Terribly ashamed by his past, he’s made every effort to not only turn his life around, but to become the father that his daughter deserves. The only problem? She wants none of it. Forced to find the balance between giving her space and having her understand he’s a changed man, James has settled on a single yearly visit from Paige.

But then, following one of these visits and on what should be the best day of her summer vacation, Paige’s mother dies in an accident. Shaken to the core, Paige is forced to become a part of James’ life once more. As she spends time with and gets to know him, she decides maybe he has indeed turned a new corner. Perhaps she might be able to forgive him after all. Just when the ice melts away, however, a new revelation makes Paige question James’ past and motives for the future. And if that wasn’t stressful enough, one-by-one, all the other good things start to fall apart too. The only constant is James, waiting to connect any chance he gets.

Which puts Paige at a crossroads: should she live in the past and stay at rock bottom, or should she embrace the unknown of the future and learn to live again?

All Things Together is the story of a daughter, her father, and the depths that one will go to let the other know they are not alone.

 

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Kathleen McCoy’s poetry is luminous in the best sense: her close attention to the concrete particulars of experience casts them in a sharp, clear light, which in turn makes them brighter, almost iconic in their import, inviting consideration of larger truths.

 

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Three years after Mr. Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, they meet again. Due to an unexpected twist of fate, Elizabeth finds herself a guest in the home of Mr. Darcy’s aunt, the Dowager Lady Matlock. Long believing Elizabeth lost to him, Darcy has recently proposed marriage to an old flame, the widow of his friend. Now newly engaged Darcy encounters Elizabeth again and realizes she still owns his heart.

Although bound by honor to another, Darcy sets out to improve Elizabeth’s opinion of him. Tension mounts between Darcy and Elizabeth in that pursuit, and Darcy’s betrothed begins to see Elizabeth as a threat to her upcoming marriage. How will Darcy and Elizabeth ever reach their happily ever after?

How to Mend a Broken Heart is a non-canon variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is intended for mature readers.

 

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Amie was just an average girl, living in her home town close to friends and family. She was happily married and she had her future all planned out. They would have two adorable children, while she made award winning programmes for television. Until the day her husband announced he was being sent to live and work in an African country she had never heard of. When she came to the notice of a Colonel in the Government, it made life very complicated, and from there things started to escalate from bad to worse. If Amie could have seen that one day she would be totally lost, fighting for her life, and enduring untold horrors, she would never have stepped foot on that plane.

 

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Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist.

A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the family, situations in life and some verses written with a humorous twist.

 

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No power is greater than the one you’re willing to sacrifice.

Princess Violetta Flame lives her life according to rule, but those rules require her to pay a heavy price. Haunted by a devastating loss, she longs for freedom. When a handsome ruler takes a special interest in her, she senses greater things lie ahead, but behind the handsome façade lies a dark secret – one that can usurp her efforts and cast her back into the life she detested.

The throne was never promised to Emperor Ryore Frost, but now that he has ultimate power, his world is filled with possibilities. Citizens bow at his feet, but their fleeting adoration is no match for his obsession with the young Flame Princess. As his feelings for the staunchly independent princess grow, a new threat emerges, bent on undermining his efforts and betraying his sensibilities.

When past tragedies, malevolent behaviour, and strong wills collide, which will reign supreme?

 

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