Novels

50 Dates in 100 Days

Anna is searching for a date and possibly a relationship before New Year’s Eve. She has 108 days, a friend who is a PR expert, and the most uncomplicated dating app she can find to start her goal.
Eric’s friends encouraged and then insisted that he try to start dating again. Blind dates are an idea that makes him scowl, complain, and feel slightly insecure, but he won’t admit it.
What ensues is a series of hysterical blind dates that they both must suffer through.
These two have their work cut out for them, and despite all odds, they find one another.

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Deception

The World is balanced on a precipice: The slippery slope leading right into hell. And all it would take for the world to topple down, is for Hitler to sneeze.

Lovers, Elsbet a propagandist working for Germany, and Ian, an intelligence analyst, and a finder of spies for the MI5, are torn apart by a war Ian saw coming but Elsbet refused to acknowledge.

Covertly, Ian travels to Germany to compel Elsbet’s return, and in November 1939, after England has declared war on Germany, their daughter Margaret is born.

Elsbet begins a cat and mouse game with a splinter group of the S. S. and discovers their dark secret; they are devotees of Odin and Thor and practice human sacrifice. Trying to find an escape for her daughter and herself,

Elsbet attempts to blackmail the group.

But it is too late, and she is trapped until the end.

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Turn of the Key

1980, Washington DC. Margaret Richardson dreams about a little girl who speaks in a language he cannot understand. Margaret discovers that she is that little girl born in the turmoil and destruction of World War II Germany. Margaret goes on a journey of discovery into a world of mystery and violence, secrets and lies. Margaret was told she was born in 1940, but she finds her birth certificate dated 1939. Who is the woman in the 1944 newspaper article standing next to Hitler? The woman who so closely resembles Margaret. Unable to accept her father’s meager explanations, she sets off for Germany to uncover the truth, no matter how painful. But is she prepared to face those long suppressed and painful memories of war time, abandonment, and murder? And will she find love among the ruins of her early life.

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What Was Hidden,

Ian von Leeuven finds his German grandmother’s prayer book in a forgotten box in his mother’s Virginia basement. Elsbet was a propagandist for the Third Reich and died late in the war. There are clues in the prayerbook pointing to something hidden in the attic of his grandmother’s old home in Potsdam, Germany.

Devotees of Odin and Thor have found out about the artifact, stolen by Elsbet, that has languished for the past 70 years in the attic of Elsbet von Rippenhof. The religious order sends a man to search for and steal back Thor’s Medallion. The ma Ian von Leeuven finds his German grandmother’s prayer book in a forgotten box in his mother’s Virginia basement. Elsbet was a propagandist for the Third Reich and died late in the war. There are clues in the prayerbook pointing to something hidden in the attic of his grandmother’s old home in Potsdam, Germany.

Devotees of Odin and Thor have found out about the artifact, stolen by Elsbet, that has languished for the past 70 years in the attic of Elsbet von Rippenhof. The religious order sends a man to search for and steal back Thor’s Medallion. The man is prepared to do anything to retrieve the medallion, including kidnap and murder.

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The Wild Mountain Thyme

Winner of the 2018 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Boston Globe reporter Jim O’Flannery’s ugly breakup is messing with his head. He has no other way to explain his crazy visions of a guardian angel leprechaun. But as he travels to Ireland to investigate a serial killer, his brain truly spirals when his hallucination insists, he wins the heart of an ambitious redhead.

Megan Kennedy has no desire to babysit a massive American who seems to have an invisible friend. But when the Irish Times reporter is forced to team with the strange charmer, she vows to do what it takes to advance her career. As the sparks start to fly, she hopes her heart won’t get in the way of solving a murder.

With the pesky leprechaun crooning love poems in his ear, Jim’s overseas adventure could end with a kiss or at the end of a killer’s knife…

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All That Glitters

Eric Douglass witnesses the murder of a Chicago Tribune journalist, Jimmy White, in 1933 while under hypnosis. He relives the murder over and over again. To save his sanity, he feels compelled to find out who murdered Jimmy. But, Eric finds that the murder of Jimmy White is a by-product of a bungled gold heist committed by a congressman, a senator, and an Irish mobster from Chicago in 1933.

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The First Spymaster:

George Washington and the Culper Ring
George Washington was the first and best spymaster of the new United States. As a consummate trickster, he fooled the British through misinformation and misdirection, codes, and the help of his hand-picked group of spies.
George Washington, in the name of freedom for United States, fooled the British from 1776-1782. The First Spymaster, an American history supplemental workbook, middle grade students will learn about the Culper Spy Ring and how it operated. They learn about ciphers, special inks, codes, and how something as simple as a woman hanging signaled the spy ring about where and when the British would next attack.

In this easily readable middle grade book, students will learn:

  • about Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold
  • how Lafayette sent men and supplies to help the American cause
  • how misinformation about supplies and troop movements helped Americans win the war.

As one British general was quoted to have said, “the Americans didn’t out fight us, they out spied us.”

Each chapter of this workbook encompasses a different subject and can stand on its own or be read with the other chapters. There is an appendix and a glossary and several interactive experiments for the students.

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She’s looking for Mr. Right in spite of her family’s constant interference and their nauseating ‘fix-ups’.  He’d just like everything to stay the status quo. But his old uncle, his only family, has other ideas.

This Just In…2: A romantic comedy about looking for Mr. and Ms. Right in all the wrong places.

Gina Thompson is totally involved with her high school students, her own research, and upgrading and decorating her 60+-year-old home. But despite having a big noisy family that includes obnoxious nephews and a very nosy sister, Gina is lonely. How can her search for Mr. Right end up with so many Mr. Wrongs? Her family’s constant meddling in her romantic life makes her want to give up on men altogether. If she uses the scientific method in every facet of her work, why can’t she use it to find Mr. Right?

Ken Armstrong is an astrophysicist who works at NASA. His parents have passed away and he has no siblings. His only family is his Uncle Johann, who he calls Uncle Yo, and a crotchety 15-year-old cat. It has occurred to him that his life is too impermanent: he rents an apartment, he rents his furniture, he rents all of his his appliances, and he has no woman in his life.

Uncle Yo, has tried repeatedly to set Ken up with women but always with disastrous results. It comes home to Ken that things have to change or his life will be incomplete and lonely.

Through a series of planned mishaps orchestrated by Gina’s family, Ken’s Uncle Johann, and an icy visit from Mother Nature, Gina and Ken, two seriously logical people, find that indeed, there is scientific proof for love at first sight.

Buy This Just In…2  for a laugh a minute, feel good time about the search for the proof for ‘Love at First Sight.’

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Time Rewritten

A genre-bending story, a mix of real people Jane Austen and H.G. Wells and the fictional characters of Holmes and Watson on a time travel adventure.

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