He hadn’t seen her in 10 years, but there she was, dressed in black leather, straddling the Harley. Draven Wick is back home, on a break from filming his vampire themed TV show, when he spots Jamie Humphrey at a Bike Week raffle. The love of his teen life, Draven never thought he’d see her again. Rekindling their romance after 10 years is the easy part. Unfortunately, Draven has been blamed for the death of a notorious bike gang leader. Staying ahead of the police, and the biker gang bent on revenge, takes Jamie and Draven to the brink of disaster.
Teague McMurtry is a loyal friend. So when Aileen calls asking him to look for their friend, Nadeya, he can’t say no. Nadeya taught him everything he knows about survival. She is dangerous and damaged, having seen her fiancé murdered. She’s spent the last few years tracking down the men who killed him, seeking justice—or, at least, vengeance. When a body turns up on the beach, identical to a man Nadeya said she was looking for, suspicion targets her.
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Teague McMurtry spent the last six years of his life in the Army. Finally having enough of killing, he comes home, thinking he’s put the nightmare behind him. When he meets beautiful and sultry Vivica Rambo, he thinks his life is taking a turn for the better. Little does Teague know that he’s been targeted for death by a violent biker gang led by Vivica’s psychotic older brother. Now Teague must put his skills to the test to protect himself and the woman he loves.
Kent Griswald is a high powered movie executive known for his micro-managing and aggressive supervision of a movie from beginning to end. He’s not well liked professionally or personally, so when someone puts a knife in his chest, no one is terribly surprised. However, someone also took pot shots at his younger brother, Connor, who has no enemies. Detective Walter Scott is called in on the case, but hadn’t counted on the eyewitness, Cadence Stuart. She’s terrified that the killer may come after her next. To Buy at Amazon or directly from Tirgearr Publishing
It’s small town Nebraska in the late 1970’s and life in the small Midwestern town is quiet and uneventful. That’s what Libby Marshall and Bobby Menedez think until Bobby’s cousin, Ramon is beaten by a group of white boys because he is dating a white girl. Libby and Bobby realize that their relationship might make them targets, but they believe their love is stronger than hate. But is it? Something quite evil lies hidden Under the Western Sky.
Holmes and Watson. Two names forever linked by mystery and danger from the beginning. Within the first year of their friendship and while both are young men, Holmes and Watson are still finding their way in the world, with all the troubles that such young men usually have: Financial straits, troubles of the female persuasion, hazings, misunderstandings between friends, and more. Watson’s Afghan wounds are still tender, his health not yet fully recovered, and there can be no consideration of his beginning a new practice as yet. Holmes, in his turn, is still struggling to found the new profession of consulting detective. Not yet truly established in London, let alone with the reputations they will one day possess, they are between cases and at loose ends when Holmes’ old professor of archaeology contacts him. Professor Willingham Whitesell makes an appeal to Holmes’ unusual skill set and a request. Holmes is to bring Watson to serve as the dig team’s physician and come to Egypt at once to translate hieroglyphics for his prestigious archaeological dig. There in the wilds of the Egyptian desert, plagued by heat, dust, drought and cobras, the team hopes to find the very first Pharaoh. Instead, they find something very different… Book 1 of the Gentleman Aegis series.
Displaced Detective is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt. Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract. Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more? And what happens next? Book 1 of the Displaced Detective series.
Aborting one attempt to sabotage Project: Tesseract, Sherlock Holmes — up to speed in his new life and spacetime continuum — and Dr. Skye Chadwick — hyperspatial physicist, Holmes’ new “Watson” — must catch a spy ring when they don’t even know the ring’s goal. Meanwhile Skye recovers from two nigh-fatal gunshot wounds. A further complication is their relationship: the ups and downs between the pair are more than occasional clashes of demanding, eccentric personalities. Chadwick is in love with Holmes. Knowing his predilection for eschewing matters of the heart, she struggles to hide it, in order to maintain the friendship they DO have. Holmes also feels attraction — but fights it tooth and nail, refusing to admit it, even to himself. For it is not merely Skye’s work the spies may be after — but her life as well. Having lost Watson to the vagaries of spacetime, could he endure losing another companion? Can they work out the intricacies of their relationship? Can they determine why the spy ring is after the tesseract? And — most importantly — can they stop it? Book 2 of the Displaced Detective series.
In 1980, RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge were plagued by UFO sightings that were never solved. Now a resident of Suffolk has died of fright during a new UFO encounter. On holiday in London, Sherlock Holmes and Skye Chadwick-Holmes are called upon by Her Majesty’s Secret Service to investigate the death. What is the UFO? Why does Skye find it familiar? Who — or what — killed McFarlane? And how can the pair do what even Her Majesty’s Secret Service could not? The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident is the third book in an exciting and popular science fiction and mystery series. Book 3 of the Displaced Detective series.
After the revelations in The Rendlesham Incident, Holmes and Skye find they have not one, but two, very serious problems facing them. Not only did their “UFO victim” most emphatically NOT die from a close encounter, he was dying twice over — from completely unrelated causes. Holmes must now find the murderers before they find the secret of the McFarlane farm. And to add to their problems, another continuum — containing another Skye and Holmes — has approached Skye for help to stop the collapse of their own spacetime, a collapse that could take Skye with it, should she happen to be in their tesseract core when it occurs. Book 4 of the Displaced Detective series.
The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus contains the first four books in Stephanie Osborn’s exciting and popular science fiction and mystery seriesin which the brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers that there are alternate realities, and said alternates are often populated by those we consider only literary characters. In one particular reality, continuum 114, a certain Victorian detective (who, in fact, exists in several continua) was to have died along with his arch-nemesis at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye intervenes, rescuing her hero, who inadvertently flies through the tesseract wormhole connecting his universe with ours, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to send Holmes back without causing devastating continuum collapse due to non-uniqueness, he must stay in our world and learn to adapt to the 21st century.
Book 1 – The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is a SF mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters, including one Sherlock Holmes. In a freak series of events, Holmes crosses into Chadwick’s reality, and cannot be sent back.
Book 2 – Having foiled sabotage of Project: Tesseract by an unknown spy ring, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Skye Chadwick face the next challenge. How do they find the members of this diabolical spy ring when they do not even know what the ring is trying to accomplish? And how can they do it when Skye is recovering from no less than two nigh-fatal wounds?
Book 3 – In 1980, RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge were plagued by UFO sightings that were never solved. Now a resident of Suffolk has died of fright during a new UFO encounter. On holiday in London, Sherlock Holmes and Skye Chadwick-Holmes are called upon by Her Majesty’s Secret Service to investigate the death. What is the UFO? Why does Skye find it familiar?
Book 4 – The purported UFO is another tesseract; now Holmes must determine the true cause of McFarlane’s death. Meanwhile Skye works frantically to save another version of themselves from death, as the other tesseract malfunctions, threatening to destroy not only the other continuum, but Holmes’ and Skye’s, as well as untold others.
When an entire village on the Salisbury Plain is wiped out in an apparent case of mass spontaneous combustion, Her Majesty’s Secret Service contacts The Holmes Agency to investigate. Unfortunately Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Dr. Skye Chadwick-Holmes, have just had their first serious fight, over her abilities and attitudes as an investigator. To make matters worse, he is summoned to England in the middle of the night, and she is not — and due to the invocation of the National Security Act in the summons, he cannot even wake her and tell her. Once in London, Holmes looks into the horror that is now Stonegrange. His investigations take him into a dangerous undercover assignment in search of a possible terror ring, though he cannot determine how a human agency could have caused the disaster. There, he works hard to pass as a recent immigrant and manual laborer from a certain rogue Mideastern nation as he attempts to uncover signs of the terrorists. Meanwhile, alone in Colorado, Skye battles raging wildfires and tames a wild mustang stallion, all while believing her husband has abandoned her. Who — or what — caused the horror in Stonegrange? Will Holmes find his way safely through the metaphorical minefield that is modern Middle Eastern politics? Will Skye subdue Smoky before she is seriously hurt? Will this predicament seriously damage — even destroy — the couple’s relationship? And can Holmes stop the terrorists before they unleash their outré weapon again? Book 5 of the Displaced Detective series.
Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, “Crash” Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?
When Dr. Mike Anders purchases a Zuni spaceman fetish from an elderly Zuni in a trading post in Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, there’s a story behind that fetish. What is it, and how did the little lapis lazuli spaceman carving come to be?
Prequel to Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. (Ebook only.)
Science Fiction short story The Fetish by Stephanie Osborn was a 2013 EPIC Award (EPPIE) Finalist!
Brilliant scientist and government operative Dr. Reagan “Ray” Brady should be dead. Instead, Ray has the perfect life, working for an ultra-secret division of DHS, watching for invasion by extraterrestrials and time travelers. This team includes his wife, Samantha Brady. The team’s “mascot” is their one-year-old daughter, Abigail. When a mysterious man shows up, leaving several dead, Ray’s team confronts him in NYC, where the man leaps from the roof of a ten-story building – and vanishes in mid-air. Seconds later, Samantha sees video of the same man touring the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A genetic scientist disappears from his locked office. Gold and other items, including fissile material from Oak Ridge, are vanishing around the world. Who is this man? How does he manage to travel seemingly instantaneously? What does he intend to do with all of the stolen wealth and dangerous material he has amassed?
Deputy Sheriff Michael Kirtchner gets an “unknown disturbance” dispatch call to a remote house trailer in the swamp. There, he discovers an old woman and a dog, terrorized by a mysterious beast, which he takes to be a bear. But when he contacts Game Warden Jeff Stuart to come trap the animal, Stuart tells him to get out if he values his life — this is no ordinary animal. Is Kirtchner up against a Swamp Ape — a Florida version of Bigfoot — or something more…sinister?
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Griblich and his family are happily ensconced in the Village, a settlement of The People, who are offshoots of The Founders. Their lives are peaceful and pastoral as they hunt and gather and play beneath their lovely red sun and green skies, and love and sleep by the light of their moons. But as Griblich is fond of saying, “Wait awhile, and everything will change.”
And it always does…
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While Martians were invading Great Britain and Europe during the Victorian Era, what was happening elsewhere? What was happening in North America, for instance?
Years later, an old inventor tells his apprentice the tale of his youthful work inside The Bunker.
Originally published in Dreams of Steam, volume 1.
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Meet the Rocket City Rednecks. They’re five “backwoods” guys from the rocket city:
Now, in typical laidback style, Dr. Travis S. Taylor, leader of the crew, delivers the goods on how America can return to space exploration and manned space flight – and can probably do so with common items found in a typical redneck backyard. What’s needed is a good old “try anything” attitude, a bit of gumption, and the spectacularly entertaining backyard science that’s the Rocket City Redneck specialty.
Audrey is having trouble in school, abandoned by her friends after her breakup with her ex, Desmond, she believes she’s destined to roam the earth alone. That all changes when she meets the new kid from Chicago, Roddai. Goofy and cute, Audrey immediately finds herself with a crush on him. However, this new kid shares a dark secret with her ex, which threatens to destroy them all.
Infected with the Black Death, Elizabeth Rothchild believes when she closes her eyes for the final time, she will be standing before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. Instead, she’s bitten by a vampire and reborn “Clara” savior of the damned. Entrusted with an ancient power beyond her understanding, she isn’t told of the horrors that await her. Manipulated by everyone she finds herself in a battle with the undisputed queen of the fold, Apollonia. It’s a fight she is destined to lose… Return to a time where magic was real and life was far from sacred.
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Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Gerry’s cousin and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.
Take one beautiful vindictive woman….she’s 1 part bimbo and 2 parts lethal gangsta- gun moll.
Watch her try and hold onto her 84 year old husband by having his octogenarian paramour knocked off. Sometimes greed and jealousy lead to the last resort ……MURDER!
Laura, Gerry and Gibbons try to stop her from also killing her husband, without getting them selves knocked off in the process!
The mystery starts here and so does murder, mayhem, and a little romance. Someone went to the trouble of dumping a body in Laura’s living room. She knew the victim from work but who killed him and gift wrapped him? Is someone trying to tell her something? Enter the hunky building manager, an attractive detective and some unscrupulous parties and you have a mystery with some comical twists and sexy interludes.
Laura and Gerry are at it again. Death finds them close to home when a tenant is found in the dumpster behind their apartment building. Laura is thrust into the “who killed Denny?” mystery while she does battle with a tenant and dodges a school janitor the life of a college student is never boring but she wishes it would be!
After Graduating from the Crime scene investigator course, Laura and Gerry escape for some quality time in Jamaica. As usual, things are not going according to Hoyle for Cookie the corpse magnet as another murder takes place. The victim was obnoxious and not widely admired by his fellow vacationers but what did Donovan Mitchell do to deserve death?
“Stand-up comic Dave Feener has a great rapport with his audience, so when his body is found maliciously stabbed a short distance away from The Laff Attak where he’s just performed, there seems to be no real motive for the brutal murder. A serial killer who does not think local comics are funny has just begun his rampage.
Daytona Dead – The honeymoon of Laura and Gerry Fitz is off to a fast-paced yet deadly start when they arrive in Florida. There is a maniac behind the wheel who needs to win at all costs. When he wins, life is great but when he loses he is DRIVEN TO KILL!
The first victim off the starting line is Laura’s ex-husband Lou, and she is taking it personally. Mix in a creepy cop and some unexpected surprises and you have a race for your life. Who will win and who will wipe out?
What happens when an out-of-luck thief, an innocent spell caster, and a charming stranger all go after the same treasure? Well, naturally they join forces; but if they happen to win their prize and evade their enemies–how will they escape each other?
The Dawnstone Tale is an introduction to the world of Jorthus. A magda, named Lylith, must step outside the solitary comfort of her tower home, and follow a destiny calling to her from the living rock of the planet’s spirit.
Along her adventure, she is joined by elves, thieves, and admirers: who come to either help her or hinder her (she isn’t sure which!)
But, through it all, she discovers more about her world than she had bargained for– and more about herself as well.
Almost a year has passed since Lylith sought the Dawnstone, and many emotions are still too fresh for her to govern. So, she takes solace in the only thing that she truly understands…study and the Majiks.
As she opens her home to a new friend, a dwarven mage named Master Calbraum, she learns of secrets and powers hidden in her own home. A Door of Majik sits in her tower, unused, forgotten. It opens pathways to other places, other worlds, and even other dimensions. Her natural curiosity cannot be stifled, and she uses the creation to learn about other creatures and other places.
Her new ambition to chronicle the myriad planes of Time, has one draw back…an open door is an invitation to many seeking a way into the world of Jorthus. And not all are welcome.
Troubles keep boiling to the surface of Jorthus as Lylith and her companions are sent on missions. One to stop an assault upon the barony of Esterwood, and another to restore the flow of majiks with the planet’s sister-world of Quorrelles.
Yet, neither quest is as simple as it may seem. New romances are budding, but Lylith finds her mending a heart torn anew by the return of her old lover. As her world shakes around her, she must steel her nerves and step across the stars to a different world while her friends face battles of their own.
Books by J.D. Holiday
The Spy Game – Eddie would love to have a puppy to play with. A puppy would pull on a rope. Catch a ball and lick your face. But his Uncle brings Eddie an older dog named about a famous spy. What can you do with an old dog? It probably couldn’t learn new tricks, and the only thing this dog did was stare. It’s what they find to do together that makes them the best of friends!
In the story, Janoose the Goose is visiting her cousin, Molly the Duck on the farm. Janoose likes the barnyard very much but she must go home because there are no job openings there. When her flight home arrives, the fox has begun a crime spree, and Janoose is the only one who can stop him.
The Great Snowball Escapade by JD Holiday
In the story, Wilhemena Brooks’ cousin, Bud Dunprhy come to live with her family. Wil, as she likes to be called, finds her pink pencil sharpener is missing after Christmas. Wil knows Bud has it! Who else would have taken it? Bud doesn’t like girls! In fact, Bud doesn’t like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him but he pulls her friend’s hair, takes over games, and when Bud is in trouble he making his “you’re going to get it” face at her. After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting. When her pencil sharpener is found, Right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. If Wil treats Bud nicely does that change anything for her? BUY NOW!
Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot, a collection of short stories for adults~
~be entertained and amused from Anne and Romanoff’s naughty pack, Stephanie finds trouble with a wounded cat and a remorseful landscaper; and the beach cottage that brings Cheney’s nightmares of the Sci Fi warrior into focus in Stories & Imaginings For The Reading Spot~
Greenlee Lynn Granger is about to find out how easily social media can be used as a malicious tool: a normal teen one day and ruined the next. Who knew a boy’s affections would turn her life into such a nightmare? Becoming a designated ‘project,’ a joke in front of the whole school, turns Greenlee’s life upside down. Relationships with her family and friends strained, she is forced to make mature decisions. Greenlee knows her choices will determine the future of her abusers. An emotional glimpse into the reality of cyberbullying. The Greenlee Project showcases the all-too-common anonymous and cruel betrayals of others through social media, of such magnitude that it devastates a young teen, her friends, family, and the community. Cyberbullying affects not just the victims, but everyone around them. After being the target of cyberbullying, what Greenlee does next is shocking.
Where do fairies get their magical fairy dust? After leaving the mushroom patch without permission, two mischievous fairies find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Boris, with a broken ankle and a bent wing, is unable to walk or fly, and Lilly must devise a plan to escort him safely back to the mushroom patch. As with all actions, there are consequences! Lilly and Boris have broken colony rules and wasted precious fairy dust. Sentenced to work in the dust factory, the two learn a valuable lesson about the production of fairy dust, but can they survive the foreman?
Books by Heather Poinsett-Dunbar