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Ancient history is bloody

  Fantasy lovers, despair not. I’m making good progress with the sequel to my first-published novel, The Bones of the Earth. As regular readers will know, it’s titled The Triumph of the Sky. It continues the story of Javor, the young Sklavenic man who was pulled into a strange war he could not have imagined. […]

On the anniversary of Operation Bagration

  Today, June 22, is the anniversary of the launch of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, and of Operation Bagration in 1944.  The first was Hitler’s Germany’s invasion of the USSR, the largest land invasion in history. Three years later, Stalin’s Soviet Union answered that with Operation Bagration, a massive assault on the German Army Group […]

A well deserved review: A Silent Prayer

Independent review of the book By Samreen Ahsan A Silent Prayer is a book that deserves all the attention, including the many awards it has received. In just over a year since its publication, A Silent Prayer won first prizes at book fairs in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Paris, first prize in the Readers’ Favorite […]

Run and Hide by Alan McDermott

An independent book review Alan McDermott knows how to push all the right buttons for the action-thriller reader. The author of the fantastically successful Tom Gray series has crossed the Atlantic for his new series focused on the new character of Eva Driscoll: brilliant, beautiful and highly effective special operative for the CIA who’s been […]

Monday sampler: escaping from wildfire

This week’s sampler is from the first wine country mystery, Wildfire. Chapter 6: Evacuation Tara stuffed her laptop into her duffel bag and grabbed a couple of other personal items. As she followed Greg and Alex to the winery, she hit her parents’ speed-dial on her phone. Her phone issued a strange tone. She glanced […]

Sunday sample: Wildfire

This week’s sample is from my latest book, Wildfire, the first wine country mystery. Chapter 3: Wine and a woman At last, it’s over. A full day of Chef Donald’s abuse. Not to mention harassment. Oh, yes, and working my ass off in a kitchen. Now I remember why I decided against being a chef […]

Wildfire is now available for pre-order

Book 1 in the new Wine Country Mystery Series is now available for pre-order on Amazon at a special low price. If you order the book before its launch day on March 22, you’ll be able to get it for just 99 cents. Pre-order here. What it’s about Wildfires swept across California wine country in 2017, destroying thousands […]