This week is #IndieAuthorWeek here in the UK. The whole point of this week is to celebrate and commemorate the talented indie authors out there. So, every day this week, we will be showcasing one of our talented authors and their published works.
The Boy from the Snow by Maria Johnson
This is the story of Daniel, a soldier who lives in the beautiful landscape of Northwest Celtic England in 590 AD. There he serves King Reghan and his beautiful, wise and strong daughter, Princess Evelyn, in the kingdom of Gaeson. Alongside his friends, John, Aife - and with the help of his childhood friend, Sarah - Daniel fights in the war against his enemy King Cedric and his kingdom of Klumeck that lies to the east. Despite the battles that come his way, Daniel is content in his life until he discovers a truth that causes him to question everything he knows. He is then forced to make a difficult and brave choice that will affect deeply those he loves. All the while he searches for the answers, however, an even greater threat is waiting to arise...
Orange Lilies of Dallington Place by Sophie Cloud
In 1916, as there is a call to arms to the Western Front, Kathryn Beaumont, a maid and Bertram Wright, a soldier, fall in love by the magnificent manor house ‘Dallington Place', in rural Sussex, England. When Bertram goes to war and sets his sights on becoming a journalist and aviator, can Kathryn, his fiancé, wait patiently for him to return? With the twists and turns of life, Kathryn and Bertram are inextricably linked throughout the war, with Kathryn becoming a strong and resourceful woman. Can Bertram return to her and put his demons and traumas of war aside? With an array of intriguing characters, Orange Lilies of Dallington Place is a story with great insight into the opulence of the age as it unfolds to 1940. This novel will warm your heart, touch your soul and make you smile.
Bill the Jungle Octopus by Angela Pink
Bill the Octopus lives a happy and carefree life with his friends in the ocean, until one day he is scooped up and taken on a jungle adventure where he does his best to avoid becoming lunch!
You're the Reason Mommy Drinks by Brandon Rhiness
Everyone thinks it, but nobody says it. Finally, there's an author with the courage to write what everyone's been thinking. You're the Reason Mommy Drinks is a children's book that is definitely not for children. But it will leave every mother worldwide nodding her head in agreement.
Perfect Imperfections by Taryn Leigh
Sarah Lewis desires nothing more than to begin again after a failed marriage and a tragedy so terrifying, it forces her to leave her life in London to stay with her best friend a world apart in South Africa. Despite immediate success in her business, she struggles to understand who she really is and where she belongs in the world. So begins a journey of discovery as Sarah re-unites with Katy in the land where she was born, where the air is lavender scented, and weekends are spent cycling on the beach. Until the day when she has to return to London to face the ghosts of her past and confront a situation that has grown more complicated in her absence. Perfect Imperfections is an intriguing tale which hints at wrongdoings and deceit without giving too much away. The author cleverly weaves a tale around fragile yet strong Sarah as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, engaging the reader to the point where we simply want the best for her and for happiness finally to come her way.
Man o' Fortune - Shine of Doubloon by Suzana Spahic Martinez
A GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY As the 18th century begins, the New World becomes an ever more prosperous place, and trading routes are filled with merchant ships carrying precious cargo. Amidst this prosperity lurks an ever-present danger, PIRATES! Living above the law and hunted by the crown, they take whatever they want and kill anyone who stands in their way. Sailing under the black sail they hide in coves and bays, and call Nassau, 'the Pirate's Paradise', their home. AN INNOCENT GIRL Skyler was just fifteen when she was sailing to England with her father, mother and younger sister. Attacked by pirates, she is separated from her family, sold to a cruel brothel madam and embroiled in a world she previously did not know existed. With a mysterious necklace, found on her father's ship before the attack, and a tale of buried treasure, should she choose the life of a lady of the night, the life of the dutiful wife, or the life of those that took everything from her.
Like China by Vanessa Streete
Dobson, just one of those names anyone who's anyone in London knows. Elizabeth and her brother James have it all - the clubs, the money, the high life, but after the sudden death of their parents the only thing they really have is each other, and that's the way they're both determined things are going to stay. With help from Michael, James' best friend, it's the way it stays for a while, but time and the violent side of their nocturnal profession are against them at every turn. There are people so desperate to take it all away that they will go to any lengths to get what they want and that includes Elizabeth's innocence, but Michael has other plans for her on that score and he fights at James' side to protect her, painfully living the lie of brotherly pretence that has kept his shameful secret from even himself for so long. This is the original fight for a really deep love, the original battle between good and evil, and the honest truth about love and loss and love again.
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