The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese

The Dream of the Iron Dragon: An Alternate History Viking Epic (Saga of the Iron Dragon Book 1)


Trapped 1300 years in the past, they have one mission: survive.

In the 23rd century, humanity has been hunted to the verge of extinction by an alien race. When an exploratory ship accidentally travels back in time to Viking age Scandinavia, the human race is given a second chance. Pursued by the power-hungry King Harald, the four surviving crew members join a ragtag band of Vikings as they pillage their way across Europe. It will take all their ingenuity, courage and technical know-how just to survive. But survival is only the beginning. To save humanity, they must somehow return to the stars.

Thus begins a decades-long effort to teach the Vikings to build a craft capable of reaching space—a ship that will come to be known as the Iron Dragon.

THE DREAM OF THE IRON DRAGON is the first installment in the IRON DRAGON trilogy. The sequel, THE DAWN OF THE IRON DRAGON, will be published in June 2018. The saga will conclude with THE VOYAGE OF THE IRON DRAGON in December 2018.

THE IRON DRAGON trilogy is being produced as part of the phenomenally successful SAGA OF THE IRON DRAGON Kickstarter, which raised over $10,000. Meticulously researched and packed with action, THE DREAM OF THE IRON DRAGON is a must for sci-fi and alternate history fans.

“Terrific storytelling, letter-perfect alternate-history, and the highest stakes for humanity imaginable combine to make this a thrilling start to an exciting new Viking saga. Kroese avoids both romanticizing and demonizing the Vikings, showing them to us in all their humanity, while spinning a tale that pulls no punches and leaves us gasping for more.” – Lars Hedbor

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The Man With Two Names by Vincent B. Davis II

The Man With Two Names: A Novel of Ancient Rome (The Sertorius Scrolls Series Book 1)


“Gripping and Graphic… Davis’s narrative strengths lie in portraying the horrifying realities of war and in vivifying the ancient setting…” –(Publishers Weekly)

“Is it better to be a bad man and accomplish great things, or be a great man and accomplish nothing?”

Quintus Sertorius has spent the first 20 years of his life training horses on his family farm, but this must end when his father dies and his village’s political connections to Rome are severed. For the sake of his family, Quintus must leave his village for the Eternal City.
If he succeeds, his people will be fed. If he fails, his people will starve.
He begins his political career under the most influential men in Rome, but soon discovers that those in the Senate are less inclined to help him than he had hoped. His journey takes him from the corrupt and treacherous Forum to the deadly forests of Gaul, making powerful friends and enemies along the way.
But it will take more than allies to succeed. He will have to decide what compromises he is willing to make, and what risks he is willing to take, if he is to secure a future for himself and his people.

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Shades by Anders Rauff-Nielsen

Shades – The Demise of Blake Beck


For Blake Beck, it proves to be no ordinary day when he finds a razor blade in the morning mail. As Director of Black Ops within the CAC, Blake hardly expected the morning mail to include a letter from his boss telling him to kill himself.

The razor blade is intended to be Blake’s ticket to Shades – the realm beyond life where all souls go to await their celestial paperwork. Following his instincts to save himself, Blake soon finds himself caught in the frontlines of the age-old war between Dæth, the ruler of Shades, and Mr. Ferre, the first undead.

As the uncovering of a mystical medieval manuscript threatens to turn the tide of the war, Blake has no choice but to embark on a fateful hunt to secure the manuscript’s hidden secrets, while his old nemesis Vincenzo looms in the shadows, out to claim the secrets first. Unfortunately, the resurfacing of Blake’s one true love, as well as his own sense of right and wrong, threatens to put an end to his endeavors as Blake discovers that he is merely a pawn in the chess game of gods…

– About the Author –

Anders Rauff-Nielsen is an award-winning Danish game designer and fiction writer who has made an international career working with games, storytelling and world-building since 2006 – a career based on a lifelong passion for stories and games, supported by a master’s degree in Philosophy and History.

His previous work as a writer includes three years of writing fiction for the international hit trading card game Chaotic, a how-to book on story-telling and role-playing games, and the groundbreaking augmented reality fantasy adventure Noorhjem. In 2015, he was invited by the Danish Cultural Agency, under the Danish Ministry of Culture, to help investigate the future of digital literature.

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The Seventh Moon by Marius Gabriel

The Seventh Moon


From the international bestselling author of THE MASK OF TIME and THE ORIGINAL SIN.

As World War II rages, Francine Lawrence and her small daughter, Ruth, wait in the fading splendor of Raffles Hotel in Singapore for Francine’s British husband. But when he is delayed, Francine, half-Chinese and unwelcome there, is forced to begin a terrifying journey. Seeking to escape a world exploding in nightmare, Francine ultimately makes a gut-wrenching decision: to entrust Ruth to strangers in order to save the child’s life. But when the war ends, all traces of Ruth have vanished; years of searching bring only heartbreak.

Three decades later Francine is a formidable businesswoman, pouring all her energies into her companies. Then one day a soft-spoken young woman walks into her New York office on the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. Her name is Sakura, and she hints that she may be Francine’s daughter. What Francine does not know is that beneath Sakura’s calm surface lives the heart of a warrior. Francine cannot begin to imagine the places Sakura has been, the horrors she has endured–or the secret that gives her the strongest motive in the world to lie…

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Ten Years Gone by Jonathan Dunsky

Ten Years Gone (Private Investigator Adam Lapid Historical Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Series Book 1)


“I read a lot of mysteries and this might be the best.” – Gail Shields

She gave up her son to save him.

Now she wants him back.

Germany, 1939 – Henrietta Ackerland, a Jewish mother in Nazi Germany, makes a heart-rending decision. She gives her baby boy, Willie, to a friend who is fleeing Germany to Israel.

Henrietta plans on following soon, but World War II breaks out, stranding her in Europe.

Israel, 1949 – Henrietta finally arrives in Israel but she can’t find Willie. She hires private investigator Adam Lapid to find him for her.

Adam Lapid knows it will take a miracle to find Willie Ackerland. And Adam doesn’t believe in miracles. Not after experiencing the horrors of Auschwitz. Not after losing his family in the Holocaust.

But he can’t refuse to help a mother searching for her lost son.

What Adam doesn’t realize is that this missing person’s case will soon land him in a heap of trouble.

For what started as a hunt for Willie Ackerland will soon turn Adam into prey – and of more than one hunter.

You will love Ten Years Gone because it’s a gripping mystery novel full of suspense, riveting characters, shocking twists, and heart-wrenching moments.

Get it now.

                                                         

What readers are saying about TEN YEARS GONE

“Could not put it down” – Craig Plummer

“This is an amazing read!” – J. Merrell

“It was almost impossible to put this book down!” – Helene Kontonis

“Kept me guessing to the very end.” – R. Heppner

“Brilliant story.” – Stanley J. Gilbert

“Absolutely loved this book.” – D. Lane

“I started it last night and couldn’t put the book down.” – Carol Pliler

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When a Marquess Tempts a Lady by Harriet Deyo

When a Marquess Tempts a Lady (Kissed by Scandal) (A Regency Romance Book)


In this passionate Regency romance from Harriet Deyo, a spirited beauty reluctantly weds a mysterious marquess… Will their marriage of convenience lead to love?

A brooding rogue:
You can only avoid your past for so long… The Marquess of Glenarvon has been running away from himself for years—ever since the woman he once loved betrayed him. He swore never to love again, but everything changes when he meets Catherine…

A well-read vixen:
Fiery Catherine Edmonson has two great pleasures in life: family and books. No man could ever equal the heroes in her favorite novels. Marriage is simply not for her. That is, until she discovers that her sister has a most scandalous secret—one which could put the entire family in peril. Now, Catherine is convinced that a socially advantageous marriage is the only thing that can save her family from ruin…

A scandalous wager:
When an enemy forces Glenarvon into a wager for Catherine’s hand in marriage, he has no choice but to wed the head-strong lady. Passions ignite. But as secrets pile up between the newlyweds, they must find their way to the truth, or else sacrifice what may just be a love for the ages…

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The Lover’s Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Adventures of Zelda Richardson Book 2)


Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers and a pesky amateur sleuth.

When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.

After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting’s history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer’s concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all.

Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal – and even kill – to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.


– Chill with a Book’s January 2018 Book of the Month
– Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award
– One of The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016
– Number 14 in the BookLife Prize for Fiction 2016, Mystery category
– Silver Cup Winner of Rosie’s Book Review Team Awards 2017 in the Mystery category

Set in present-day and wartime Amsterdam, this captivating mystery is not just about stolen paintings, but also the lives that were stolen. The perfect novel for those who love art, history and mysteries.

All four mysteries in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order:
Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery (Book One)
Holiday Gone Wrong: A Short Story (Book 1.5)
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two)
Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three)

This amateur sleuth mystery describes the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery draws on the author’s experiences gained while studying art history in the Netherlands and working for several Dutch museums.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, historical mysteries, cultural heritage, amateur sleuth books, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), travel fiction, suspense, art crime, art theft, World War Two, art history.

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The Count by Kenneth Tam

The Count: The First Novella Introducing His Majesty’s New World


In 1881, explorers in the Rocky Mountains discovered gateways to another planet. Britain and the United States quickly partnered to colonize and exploit this rich new world.

Now it’s 1896, and the promise of a new beginning has drawn ex-Sergeant Edwin Barnes, his wife Evangeline, and a group of former British colonial soldiers to the new world. Having faced the Zulu, the Ashanti, and the Boers, this outfit is well-equipped to provide security for one of the many exploration companies seeking riches on the unknown planet.

But work is scarce; with the wild west becoming civilized, American gunhands have swarmed the new world, promising protection at low cost. As Barnes and his wife lose yet another contract, the prospects for the veterans and their families seem grim. Then, almost too conveniently, an aristocrat arrives in New World City. Could a German Count be the answer to the outfit’s problems… or is his agenda more dangerous than anyone can imagine?

This novella introduces the His Majesty’s New World series, which commences with ‘The Grasslands’. For more, visit newworldempire.com.

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A Duchess by Midnight by Jillian Eaton

A Duchess by Midnight (Regency Romance Fairytale)


You’ve heard the story…but you’ve never heard it told quite like this.

A true romantic, Miss Clara Witherspoon has always known her prince charming would come to rescue her from her dastardly stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. She just never imagined he would show up while she was cleaning chamber pots and accuse her of trespassing.

After his wife and young son were taken from him in a tragic accident, the notoriously cold-hearted Duke of Thorncroft swore he would never fall in love again. It is a promise he is able to keep for seven long years…until he happens upon an impudent young beauty who claims they are destined to be together.

Thorncroft may not be the prince charming Clara has always envisioned, but she knows that despite his gruffness and cynical nature he is a man capable of great love. Now the only thing she has to do is defy her evil stepmother, sneak into the most prestigious ball of the season, and convince Thorncroft to believe in love again…before he marries someone else.

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A Man Who Would Be King by J.P. Reedman

A Man Who Would Be King: The Duke of Buckingham and Richard III


A MAN WHO WOULD BE KING : The Duke of Buckingham and Richard III

November 2 1483. As Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingam stands on the scaffold of Salisbury Market Square, accused of high treason, he reflects on his life during the turbulent era of the Wars of the Roses.
After the death of his grandfather, the old Duke, Henry (known as Harry) is sent to the court of the new King Edward IV and placed into the household of his Queen, Elizabeth Woodville. Harry, coming from a rich and noble line, is considered a a “prize catch” for the Woodvilles, and soon he is forced, aged ten, to marry one of the many Woodville girls, causing a burning resentment that lasts a lifetime.
Throughout Harry’s youth at court, he sporadically comes into contact with the King’s younger brother, Richard of Gloucester. Upon Edward’s death, they form an alliance, which sees the two Dukes secure the young Edward V, uncrowned king, and thwart the Woodvilles, who do not wish for Richard to become Lord Protector of England.
But when Bishop Stillington reveals a dark secret and Edward IV’s children are declared bastards,Harry has other ideas for himself and Richard. Henry Stafford takes upon himself the role of Kingmaker.
Richard of Gloucester is crowned as King Richard III, but despite receiving wealth and lands and offices, Harry is not content. The thought of a crown for himself begins to haunt his waking dreams.
How far will a man go to win a crown? Betrayal, rebellion…murder?

The story of the man Richard III called ‘the most untrue creature living…’

Told entirely from Buckingham’s own first person viewpoint, this new novel is set within the wider landscape of the author’s highly praised, I Richard Plantagenet series.

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