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Kerry O’Brien has a secret so terrible it burns inside her. All she wants is to be part of a normal family, but with a stepfather like Bill, that is impossible.
Set in the 1970s when secrets like this were only ever whispered about, Kerry somehow keeps her humour by pretending everything is fine. Then she meets biker Tommy, and he has his own secret; one that impacts on her.
Kerry’s secret becomes harder to keep and the tell-tell signs are harder to hide. Can she keep it together? Can Tommy and Kerry get it together?
Then the worst happens and Kerry’s secret is a secret no more.
'As I walked over I knew he would take off his helmet and his hair would fall over his face. He would flick it back with his hand and I was excited with anticipation. I loved the way he looked.
I smiled and came towards him. He took off his helmet and it fell to his wrist like a basket handle, as his other hand flicked away his hair. Something inside pinged and that feeling I’d had for days came back with intensity.'
What the readers are saying:
The story is gripping and interesting, the romance warm and simmering. I absolutely loved the ending, which gives the story an almost fairy tale-like feeling. All in all, it was a very enjoyable two hour read, and I whole heartedly recommend it to fans of the genre.
I really enjoyed this book and I was automatically drawn into the characters world, from the very first page. Tommy treats Kerry like a queen and it's so refreshing to read a story where the man respects and truly loves the girl.
The characters were so real and the story definitely so believable. These sort of secrets unfortunately still go on. Let's hope others can find the strength, just like Kerry to come out the other side.
Karen J Mossman lives in Anglesey in Wales with her husband. She has written 4 books, three themed short story collections, The Missing, Behind The Music, Heroes and Joanna's Journey, a novel set in the 1980s.
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This book and the other two books in the story are filled with beautiful illustrations. A wonderful story line that is sure to entice your child's imagination!
5 Stars ~ Captivating and Full of Charm~Ronald W. Sharp
4 Stars ~ Very cool book ~ Sunshine Somerville
HarperCollins Children's Editor Review 2013: "Chapter divisions of your narrative works well - you can imagine it being very enjoyable 'chapter by chapter' bed-time reading . . . Your use of an animal narrator is, on the whole, very good. You don't force it, but rather subtly introduce the reader to the idea the narrator is not human ('I perch in the highest tree...'). Use of cleverly animalised verbs is very creative - Dolly cat's 'whispurr'. The exploration of interrelationships between animals is a very successful topic in the children's literature genre. You have created some great personalities - the stubborn goat 'Plump-Grump' and your use of African names, Bibi and Katse. The naming stories of Flame and RatX are very engaging.Overall you have a very promising basis for a vivid and engaging world of animal characters."
From the Author
It has been a true labour of love to create this parallel world - Fauna Park, many furry and feathered friends' secret sanc'tree - within the boundaries of a free-range cattle farm in the Molodi valley. Here they promise to look out for one another whatever circumstances they have, because not everyone is a friend, as Flame soon discovers. How he and his friends deal with disappointment, opposition, not breaking promises and being loyal are some of the stories told by an elusive bird who perches in the highest acacia just outside the kitchen door. From this spot, he sees and hears everything which happens in the vicinity.
When a sudden tragedy befalls the good humans as well as the furry and feathered friends, Hope the narrator, finally reveals who he really is and tells his life story.
Even though there is a definite plot running throughout all five books in this series, some of the individual stories are perfect to be read before bedtime to younger children, who will love the illustrations about their favourite characters - whether friends or foes. Preteens will enjoy escaping into an imaginary world where many bush creatures always have hope that everything ends well when the sun goes down.
About the Author
Maretha Botha is a South African Italian who grew up in a Western Cape village called Worcester - a town reminiscent of living in Switzerland among the snow-capped mountains, in winter. She admits to being a confirmed bookworm and constantly strives to raise more bookworms who will enjoy reading, not just as a pleasant past-time, but as an excellent tool to be used when grown-up.
Before immigrating to the UK to settle in Lancashire, she worked as an assistant librarian in a private school in Botswana, where one of her tasks was to encourage children to enjoy reading and improve their language skills. That was a labour of love for this bookworm and one that was to give her some valuable help in carving her own career as a children's author/illustrator, because it brought her face to face with the literary industry's toughest critics - children and preteens.
She saw what they really wanted to read and it was not only the mainstream ghosts, werewolves and shape shifters who interested them. When they were re-introduced to bird-and-animal stories, their care, habitats and general well-being; read with a few catchy rhymes here and there, the reading sessions were truly alive and well, and young readers began pre-booking their favourites of the week.
In 2012 her job became localised, leaving her rather downhearted, but as is often the way of things, this disappointment led to a new chapter in her life. She tried to motivate herself by writing down everything she could remember about her pets - dogs, cats and birds that graced her home through the years. Thus the working-dog hero in Fauna Park Tales is based on the different traits of every single dog her family ever owned.
Maretha Botha admits that she is a chocoholic, unreformed coffee addict, a keen gardener and bird watcher, who likes to walk on the moors where the stiff breeze coming in from the sea, quickly clears her head, making way for more inspiration.
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What would you give for one night of unbridled passion? #excerpt #giveaway #romance #ebook #RPBP @pt_macias
What would you give for one night of unbridled passion? Samyaza gave his life, his freedom…everything. After thousands of years of pain and punishment the fallen one thought he’d seen it all...not even close.
Now evil threatens the world and the Watchers are our only hope. Falling from grace was easy, eternal suffering has become common place, wishing for death an everyday occurrence but when faced with a chance for redemption Samyaza fears he could fail.
His test for heavenly grace comes in the form of a beautiful, confident, modern woman who captures the fallen one heart and soul.
Strength he has. Faith in the God that sentenced him to a life in chains he holds close but all may be lost with just one look from this very special woman.
With his life, his soul and his heart on the line, can Samayza save the world or destroy it?
The Watchers are waiting, wanting…needing you. It’s time to live life on the dark side.
Time is running out. Evil forces threaten the very survival of the human race. Our only hope…The Watchers.
The fate of humanity lies in the hands of these twelve stunningly sexy, sinful fallen angels.
Samyaza raises his eyebrows, looking at the water spraying from the shower head. He looks at the steam swirling around.
He shrugs his shoulders and the jacket falls off his shoulders and slides down his wounds. He winces and closes his eyes. He takes in a sharp breath.
Crystal quickly steps around him to look at his back. She gasps, outraged, and her color drains from her face.
“Omg! What did they do to you! Your flesh is totally shredded. How in the world have you been able to tolerate the pain?”
Samyaza clenches his jaw and turns around to look at her. He narrows his eyes and nods.
“Sweet Crystal, I’ll be much better as soon as I eat a meal. I would heal quicker if I have more blood.”
He watches her closely, watching her pale complexion.
“Yazy, are you serious! Look at your back!”
She points to the mirror, frowning, and turns him around.
Samyaza turns around and looks into the large bathroom mirror.
He frowns, and nods. He closes his eyes.
Yes, that’s what flogging does to you but I’ll be ok. I understand why she’s so upset. I need to convince her that I’m going to be ok.
He opens his eyes and gazes into her eyes. He raises both hands and rests them on her trembling shoulders.
“Sweet Crystal, please believe in what I’m going to tell you. Remember that I’m an angel. Well, a fallen angel, and most important immortal. That means that I usually regenerate but I was without sustenance for such a long time that my energy is depleted. I need nourishment or blood to boost my energy. My body will regenerate soon as I have the power that I need.”
He looks deeply into her beautiful hazel eyes, reaching her soul.
She blinks rapidly and her tears fall down her face. She shakes her head, trying to understand what he told her.
“Yazy, I don’t understand how someone could hurt you so. It’s too painful to see. I hurt for you.”
Her tears continue to fall down her face and he pulls her into his arms.
“My sweet Crystal, please don’t shed your tears for me. I don’t deserve your tears. I promise you that I’m going to be ok.”
She buries her face into his sculpted chest. She rests her hands on his waist, sobbing. A few seconds later she pulls back to look up at him and blinks rapidly.
“Yazy, take more of my blood. I don’t mind. Please.”
Samyaza raises his black eyebrow and his violet eyes glow.
“Sweetness, are you sure? I don’t want to hurt or scare you.”
Romance of Mythical Empires By P.T. Macias
Love me, Stalk me, and Pimp me!
Concurrently, I was commissioned into the Territorial Army and still proudly display my certificate signed by HM The Queen.
When my parent’s marriage began to founder, I relocated to West Sussex to help out at their latest venture, a country hotel. My few weeks’ offer of help (neither of my parents having even the slightest knowledge of, or interest in, the hotel industry) turned into some 35 years, with me taking over from them, changing and extending the place considerably along the way. My restaurant in the hotel held 2 AA Rosettes for food for a number of years right up until I sold the business.
My son Marcus, my pride and joy, was born in St. Richards Hospital, Chichester. As I write this, he has turned 41, and he is an accountant. Married to Tina, they have provided me with two lovely grandchildren, Josh and Sam.
After I sold my hotel I moved up to Lancashire, where I had met and later married Sally. We
We sold out on a high after some 10 years, enabling us to seriously consider the move to Tenerife. With nothing to hold us back, we made the life-changing move, and have not regretted it. Did I think that retirement would be relaxation in the sunshine? Far from it! I think that I have never been so busy, and the latest of my activities is becoming restaurant reviewer for the main Canary Islands newspaper. I was flattered to have been invited to the position. Our exploits in Tenerife with Freddie form the backbone of the stories in my first book.
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