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Dedicated to Agnes Johnson and everybody else who lives/lived in Sneedville. Read More
All wildlife has disappeared from a rookery far from Half-Elven shores, south in enemy territory. Voron, a disreputable ship’s captain, asks permission to investigate the mystery. Only Captain Hattenel listens. Together they explore the mystery—only to be lured into an alternative world of dog-headed magic workers. The trick is to… Read More
War-hero, huckster, showman and womanizer extraordinaire, Frenchman André Surmain has defied the critics and pulled off something really quite remarkable - forging a reputation for the Lutèce as the finest restaurant not just in New York but in the whole of the United States. “What do you think this is”,… Read More
A criminal in ancient Judea receives a reprieve from his death sentence, without realizing Who it was that was to die in his place. Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

November 19, 2013

Reads: 415

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My friend has a band, and asked me whether I could write a song for them, and since he asked me to write a song with historical theme for a metal song, I wrote about Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Dracula. Read More
Nero, the despised Roman Emperor and last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was a much hated man within his own kingdom. The Emperor was vain and demanded of his constituents that he be worshipped as a god. Read More
In 1944, Arthur Murray spent thirty-one days as a prisoner of war, marched through the Black Forest by a sadistic young Nazi captain. Arthur escaped and, after the war ended, hunted Nazis for the OSS—always looking for that captain but never finding him. Two decades later, the OSS has become… Read More

Book / Romance

November 09, 2013

Reads: 162

Comments: 1

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When Fiona's brother dies tragically, it is his childhood best friend, Adrian, who comes to her rescue and steals her heart. But Adrian's feelings remain utterly platonic. Ten years later, Fiona is engaged. Convinced that Fiona is marrying the wrong man, Adrian comes to her rescue once more - unaware… Read More
The South African Bush War in the 1980s: Johan Lubbe has been conscripted into the South African army. He witnesses the depths of man's cruelty towards his fellows, but also learns about integrity, compassion and ... love. Read More
The Earth’s True Children is a mythical tragedy featuring an element of science fiction/fantasy. Founded by a group of separatists who had become disenchanted with the decadence rife in the other six great northern city-states of the world, the city of Anaxagorus and its citizens pride themselves on their crusade… Read More

Book / Action and Adventure

October 22, 2013

Reads: 284

Comments: 2

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Henrietta is a seventeen year old girl growing up in a modern Fascist Italy. She has spent years being raised by her older brother, Marco as her Father has turned has taken an emotional turn for the worst, struggling to cope with the death of Henrietta's Mother. Once Marco has… Read More
New England for a young boy with a dark past promises opportunity and hope. For a conman with a lifetime of experience it is the perfect hunting ground. A short story of two very different yet kindred spirits... Read More
"I have yet to meet a sane person who seems truly content with every detail of his or her life." In New York City, during the era known as the Jazz Age, Celine Rollan, a knowledge-seeking young writer, can’t possibly be any more disgusted with her placement in the overall… Read More
Not my best work but this from two years ago. It's a letter that tells a little about the hatred and sorrow going on during the Trail of Tears. Read More

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The story takes place in a small town in Nazi Germany. The year is 1943, Max is twenty years old. Although he is not looking for love, he can't help but notice the girl next door. Little did they know that their journey would involve Jewish fugitives, twisted dreams, and… Read More
A young girl who went to live with her relatives during the Great Depression, receives a rare toy from her uncle. When she went outside to play with it, she gets into sorts of adventures. Read More

Book / Action and Adventure

September 28, 2013

Reads: 4297

Comments: 43

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For 25 years, a warrior woman named Xena, best warrior in the land that travels with her best friend, Gabrielle, a battling bard and Amazon Queen were thought to be killed but were actually unconsciously trapped in an Ice cave. Her daughter, Eve, was a baby when this happened and… Read More

Book / Historical Fiction

September 26, 2013

Reads: 239

Comments: 1

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In 1881, Anna Parnell, sister of famed Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell, was asked to form a Ladies' Land League to assist in what was coming to be called the Land War: a bitter struggle for the rights of tenants in Ireland. Anna's role in that struggle ultimately left her… Read More
After witnessing her own mother being trialled for witch craft, Dorcas Good, a four year old, finds herself facing accusations of her own. Set in the streets of Salem, this story follows the experiences of Dorcas’ trial and her time spent in jail. The Salem witch trials were an extremely… Read More

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Rufus the Great Magician, Master of the Elements is performing in theatre. Some question if he is a modern Merlin, some seek to ask him... Read More

Reads: 496

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Our solar system is troubled. Deeply troubled. "An expanding orb of deadly elements threatens to imminently explode with in the next two centurions. By this time, the human race has perished and decimated for reasons unknown to a new age of species known as Metemps... ....Seeking to preserve their existence,… Read More

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Comments: 27

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UNTAMED HEART is a Historical Romance set in the west after the Civil War. It's a love story between a rugged loner, Shane Cordell and an independent beauty, Ashley Clayton. She loves him even if he can't or simply won't be tamed. He has demons from his past, including a… Read More
The Kingdom of Galabara is known throughout the world for it's elite army and it's riches. For centuries their people have been living happily, and now the famous hero Erador of Elarka will embark on his final quest. All he has to do is investigate the mysterious goings on in… Read More

Book / Romance

August 11, 2013

Reads: 486

Comments: 2

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At the age of 20 Emma Harvie inherits an old family estate from her estranged mother. It's not long before she finds a mysterious notebook dated from 1865 with instructions undoubtedly meant for her. After just one stormy night in the old house Emma finds herself transported to another time.… Read More
This is the reality, Life of a girl called Liv. She lost what was important to her, her only friend who is 8years older. Now Live is being hunted by the brutal noble who brutually crushed her life. After Maria dies. She set off to her own journey, story filled… Read More
An isolated fort, calm and peaceful, is suddenly under attack from the savage natives and allies in this French and Indian War historical fiction story. Read More
I am submitting the back cover info of my recently released book, available both as an e-book https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128425 and in print on amazon.com Read More
Story following about girl called Liv. Her story, being sold to brothel at age of 9 by her family. Her Life full of struggle. Her only friend Maria, Heart-Breaking Betrayal. I hope you like it :) xxx appreciate comments on opinions xxx Read More
A kingdom that was short-lived upon a vast amount of the northern grasslands. Eventually falling to the upper-hand of the political casting upon taxes. The kingdom became lost into an abandoned oblivion, only gaining what were to be peasants and assassins finding broken homes suitable for living styles. Although the… Read More
A dying man at sea who has left his son and wife for 30 years, voyages the last; his last voyage home. Read More
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