A subtle, psychological revelation of a family’s secrets.
“Trust me it is better to accept a lie than invent the truth.”
Family history defines your identity. Do you know who you are?
A mystery of family bonds, love, lies, deception, and jealousy.
The authorities place three-year-old Laura with a foster family. She has no relatives, no past life – she is a nobody.
Years later, her trauma of feeling abandoned erupts in violence during a family history project.
She returns to her birthplace; Russet House. In the attic, she finds old newspaper reports of a tragic event.
Her mother is missing. Her father is dead.
She persuades a retired police detective to investigate the unsolved mystery and find her mother. This unsettles her newly found relatives who advise her to go away and let the past rest.
Through shocking turns, a fifteen-year-old secret unravels in a final twist.
About the Author:
James McEwan is a writer of short stories and blogs flash fiction. After a career in engineering he completed a degree; BA (Hon) Humanities with Creative Writing combined with German Language and Culture.
Missing is his first novel.
Other work included The Listener–A collection of short stories.
The Case of the Mahjong Dragon, an original variation on the Sherlock Holmes canon and the stories were criticised for not being long enough.
He has contributed charitable work to:
A Thousand Cranes – Scottish Writers for Japan.
Simply Read Too - Lanark Writers - poetry and short stories, with an audio CD.
Falling Leaves - Lanark Writers - poetry and short stories.
The web sites Literallystories.com and Fictiononthe web.co.uk. publish his work.
He lives in Central Scotland and has two adult daughters
On Thursday, August 15th, I will be releasing Bloodlines: The Dark Fae Chronicles. This three book series will be on rapid release with book 2 out August 29th and book 3 out September 12th.
Nova may be the last hope of mankind.
When the Fae are released from their earthly tomb, they wipe out most of the human race. Only Nova, a half Fae girl, can save them. As heir to the throne, she must take down the Queen and claim the throne for herself.
You can pre-order Book 1 for only 99c. Check out the link below.
The Soppranaturale Series
Genre: YA Fiction, YA Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy
Publisher: Inskpell Publishing
Date of Publication: June 20th, 2019
Number of pages: 171
Word Count: 40,109
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Tagline: Vampires exist. Werewolves exist. Witches exist. Shape Shifters exist. And now . . . Faeries exist.
Hidden in plain sight, is a mysterious hotel that doubles as a supernatural refugee: The Soppronaturale.
Each supernatural inhabitant has a specific purpose, job, and destiny.
All to keep the hotel running and its secrets safe.
Vampires exist. Werewolves exist. Witches exist. Shape Shifters exist. And now Faeries exist.
The last two Faeries, once unified, could be the most powerful forces on Earth.
Ommily, newcomer to the Soppronaturale, offensively controls and manipulates the four elements; Fire, Earth, Wind and Water. While Link defensively uses their energy to shield Ommily and himself from even the darkest magic.
They could protect all others. But first, they have to defeat the Gauntlet.
When she walks into the hotel lobby, my world stands still. As if the earth suddenly stops rotating for a brief, suffocating second. Not just for me, but other men and women seem to pause just to stare at her, too. Huddled businessmen stumble over their words as they cut off their conversations in order to gawk at her. Their gazes follow her curves, from her forehead down to her heels. Their mouths hang open with no regard to impending drool. Wide-eyed women follow her path also, turning their heads just enough to hide their judgmental expressions. Even the teenage bellboy nearly trips over his luggage cart as he catches sight of her. For me, I have to grip the counter to stop myself from swaying and my knees from buckling, fighting the breath thatâs caught in my windpipe.
Her hair, like fire, consumes her shoulders in perfect, flowing ringlets. Her eyes are like protuberant green emeralds that capture your soul, if ever your gaze aligns with hers. Her skin is as if it were painted on her face, pulling in the bronze summer highlights from outside. Her smile is one luminous hue of ivory, matching the sagging tissues directly in front of me. Her body is thin yet slightly muscular, bulging or pinching inward in all the right places. Her clothes even look as though they were made specifically for her, hugging her body seamlessly.
About the Author:
Ashley Pagano has always dreamed of being an artist both figuratively and literally. Her love of art was instilled by her mother who always inspired her to be creative either with a paintbrush or with a pen and paper. As far back as she can remember her life was always centered around introspection, storytelling, and imagination.
Because she is so artistic, she took to the idea of creative writing very passionately. Her ability to describe a scene, person, or place, she compares to painting a picture, where she can describe every detail vividly in order to make the reader feel like theyâre truly living in the story. Her works of writing usually center around a powerhouse female protagonist (which reflect her own personality), who progresses through many wild and extreme obstacles. Ashley loves to write stories that end with a cliffhanger, that have the reader begging for more and questioning what happens next.
Her most recent novel sets the stage for the paranormal romance of the century and includes ghosts, poltergeists, and demons who just love to get in the way of true love. Ashley has won awards for her design, art, and writing.
Ashley doesnât believe in down time whatsoever and actually loves having a full âTo-Doâlist. Ashley is a wife to her wonderful husband, Eric and a mother to a beautiful baby girl named Dakota. She is also a Graphic Designer and a health and fitness coach. Her husband and daughter inspire her to be the best person she can be and encourage her to pursue any of her dreams (no matter how extravagant they may be).
The supernatural world resides at a hotel and when a Fae arrives, with no idea that there are other supernatural out there, Link finds himself drawn to her. An interesting take on urban fantasy. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I would recommend it.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”