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1960s Europe is steeped in change. Youth are rebellious of the old ways, while confidently exploring the new possibilities. Who could one trust now that the Iron Curtain descended?
Julianne is part of the European aristocracy that is struggling to adapt in the confines of the Cold War. Traditional norms are being challenged by most of her generation who desire personal freedoms. Her naivety is no longer an asset when compared to knowledge or experience.
Wolfgang and Adriana have sheltered their daughter based on traditions. Protecting her is like walking on a tightrope. They forget she’s no longer a child, but a young woman ready to take flight.
Will she succeed in securing true love without compromising her beliefs?
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To find out more about Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey, head over to their site:
Charles holds a master’s degree and works for a high-tech manufacturer as a solution architect, functioning in hybrid data/telecom environments. A long-time technology geek, Charles enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. He’s also a fan of wine-tastings, riding his Harley, and continues developing his woodworking skills.
Rox has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories.
Wolfgang wanted to do the best for his family, and he was a financial genius. To that end, he formed a secret family business at the end of WWII - "R-Group." This would solidify security for his family well into the next generation. Julianne was in that next generation. She chose to follow the family business, and had extensive tutoring to accomplish that goal.
Well on her way to taking over the family business, she flourished on the society level as well. That is, until Andreas came to town. The mystery behind this new family was too intriguing for Julianne to pass up. She fell head over heels for Andreas.
While Wolfgang had his concerns, for the sake of his family, he did not vocalize them. Would this be the downfall of Julianne? Once he found out who Andreas really was, it was too late. This would be a secret that would haunt the family line down the generations.
New Life, New World, New Problems
Alexandria Duvalier’s new life on the magical world of Meredith takes a shattering twist when her father, the Duke of Wheel, pledges her hand in marriage to the cruel lord, Rodric Regret. Desperate to escape his clutches, Alex flees the city with the help of her friend, Tell Tollet, a handsome lieutenant in the city guard. But their freedom is short-lived when Rodric’s brutal brother, Stefan, joins in the pursuit.
Hotheaded Prince Tal, heir to the throne of Meredith, has but one goal: kill the Dark Queen and destroy the Veil, the enchanted barrier which has ensnared generations of his people. He discovers a breach in the magical wall, and leads an army through, bent on completing his mission.
When an unusual and potent magic calls to him, he follows its trail back to Alex. Thrown together by circumstances and pursued across the wilderness by the ruthless Lord Stefan, Tal and Alex are drawn to each other by the greatest magic of all—love.
Now they just need to stay alive…
Currently on Kindle for 99 cents!
You can find out more about Michael Scott Clifton on his website:
Multi Award-Winning Author Michael Scott Clifton, a public educator for over 38 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas with his wife, Melanie and family cat. An avid gardener, reader, and movie junkie, he enjoys all kinds of book and movie genres. His books contain aspects of all the genres he enjoys...action, adventure, magic, fantasy, and romance. His fantasy novels, The Janus Witch and The Open Portal, received 5-Star reviews from the prestigious Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, and he has been a finalist in a number of short story contests with Edges of Graywinning First Place in the Texas Authors Contest. Professional credits include articles published in the Texas Study of Secondary Education Magazine. Clifton’s latest book, The Open Portal, won The Feathered Quill Book Finalist Award, and launches the fantasy book series, Conquest of the Veil.
This book is so well written, that you cannot help but dive into the world of Meredith! Where magic replaces technology, and creatures of myth and fantasy intertwine, life as Mona once knew it will never be the same! Taking over Lady Alexandra’s life, at first, she thought she won the lottery, until reality set in. Promised to a man she knows is evil, she runs with the help of a friend.
Once escaped from Wheel, she thought she was free, until an angry, evil man pursues her with a vengeance. With the help of another, Tal, can they escape the man and the horde he leads? Find out as Lady Alexandra makes her Escape From Wheel!
Lillian Prestridge and Sammie Nightingale travel in a motorhome to Canada to rescue Sammie’s Aunt Sophia and bring her home. Lillian soon learns that a well-intentioned mission of mercy can become a dangerous escapade. Whom can they trust? The semi-truck driver who gives advice about where to spend the night?The lead councilman of a Canadian Indian Reserve whose agents are assign to drive them home via the Native-American Underground Railroad? Who else is familiar with the route? Their journey presents one hazard after another – vandalism to Lillian’s new motorhome, kidnapping, gunshots, wrestling with an old enemy of Sophia, not to mention a blinding blizzard and icy highways.
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You can find out more about Linda Pirtle on her website:
"IT IS ONLY NATURAL that I would one day wind up in the literary field. I taught the art of writing and understanding literature for years as an English teacher at St. John, Lancaster, and Ennis high schools.
When I retired from administration, I turned my attention to working with my husband to create and build Caleb and Linda Pirtle, a literary Website devoted to connecting readers with today’s growing population of authors throughout the world. I have served as editor for some great books presently in the marketplace, and a year ago I entered the field as an author myself.
It was a perfect transition. I have long read and reviewed mysteries, and I found myself infatuated with the kinds of cozy hometown mysteries produced by Agatha Christie and Diane Mott Davidson. I am fascinated with dastardly murder mysteries solved by the lady next door who relies solely on intuition, instinct, and intuition.
The amateur detective of any cozy mystery has her flaws and makes more than her share of mistakes, but she tracks down villains simply because she has the dogged determination to keep piecing together the puzzle even when she knows everyone is telling her to quit and go on home.
Last year, I published my first novel The Mah Jongg Murders, set in the mythical small East Texas gated community of Leisure Lake. The location was patterned after Hideaway Lake, where I had lived. My protagonist Lillian Prestridge loves riddles and receives the puzzle of her life when she discovers the body of an unknown woman lying on the edge of the lake near her home.
Three successive murders, including the assassination of one her Mah Jongg friends, baffle the authorities — the county sheriff and the head of security at the lake. But Lillian, along with her Standard White Poodle Eli, follow the subtle clues until she is able to solve the mystery, pinpointing a murder that leaves the entire community in shock and breaking the heart of her son.
I am presently working on my fourth novel in a cozy mystery series that focuses on the games people play, It is titled Scrabble Secrets and continues the sinister journey that began when Lillian and her husband Bill settled down to a nice leisurely RV vacation beside the mysterious shores of Caddo Lake in Deadly Dominoes. The lake offers a perfect backdrop for murder, and Lillian finds herself mixed up with a secret militia in a plot to overthrow the government. The conspiracy grows deeper and blacker in Tarot Terrors as Lillian loses her husband to an assassin’s bullet and begins tracking down his killer, guided only by a tarot card reader and a young Navajo girl who still talks to the ghost of her grandfather. Lillian is victimized by murder and mystery and a Deep State political conspiracy with deadly consequences."
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