Fictional Worlds : L.A. Alexander

Fictional Worlds: Traditions in Narrative and the Age of Visual Culture

Fictional Worlds: Traditions in Narrative and the Age of Visual Culture “Create Your Own World!” is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. Fictional Worlds, intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, filmmakers, and videogame designers, points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional universes. This book’s promise is to make its readers more confident fictional world travelers and compelling storytellers. A holistic and evolutionary study of narrative from ancient rituals, myths and fairytales to the current day, this book blends a creative and intellectual approach to writing. The themes of journey, the wonderworld,

A Just and Upright Man : R J Lynch

A Just and Upright Man

It is 1763. James Blakiston, overseer of Lord Ravenshead’s estate and a newcomer to the Durham parish of Ryton, is determined to solve the mystery of old Reuben Cooper’s murder – but he has no idea how to go about it. As enclosure threatens to make the poor even poorer, Blakiston follows one misguided hunch after another. The only thing that he can really be certain of is his love for the beautiful and spirited Kate Greener – a love he is determined to resist, for Kate is the daughter of a penniless labourer and Blakiston has in any case not recovered from being thrown over by the woman he believed loved him. The mysterious Joseph Kelly, an Irishman who

Hide and Seek : H. L. Wegley

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek He expected security breaches, but the conspiracy she uncovers sends them running for their lives. A computer security breach within a US defense contractor’s firewalls leads investigators, Lee Brandt and beautiful, brilliant Jennifer Akihara, onto the cyber-turf of terrorists, where they are detected and targeted for elimination. Lee leads them on a desperate and prayer-filled flight for survival into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Will Jennifer’s pursuit of truth about the conspiracy, and the deepest issues of life, lead her into the clutches of terrorists, into the arms of Lee Brandt, or into the arms of the God she deems untrustworthy?   Book Links Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads Amazon Author On Amazon  

I Came, I Saw (Veni, Vidi) : Patricia O’Rourke

I Came, I Saw (Veni, Vidi) More Than a Memoir

I Came, I Saw (Veni, Vidi) More Than a Memoir This book is my story. It is about what I did, saw, felt, learned, loved, hated, and accomplished during my lifetime. As I review my life I think of now versus then, compared to what my parents said then, and what I believe now. I go back and forth in my lifetime in order to demonstrate or accentuate the internal feelings I had at the time or what I think about it now. I digress a few times because of what the issue or event helped me to recall. Sometimes I am very critical, even mean as I become angry now or recall my anger then about certain events, people

Rush – A Taste For Freedom : Alix Cherubin

Rush - A Taste For Freedom

Rush – A Taste For Freedom Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite Based on a true story,“Rush: A Taste for Freedom” recalls the struggles and dangerous efforts of Peter who is hoping to escape from the oppression in the Soviet Union and its cruel Communist system. Facing persecution and even death, Peter has to remain courageous in order to save his own daughter, Galia, and the rest of his family. The oppressive regime continues and Galia chooses to fight by his father’s side. How can they escape from the Iron Curtain when hope has only the width of a thread from a spider’s web. First and foremost, kudos to the author for his courage. Truly, it takes a lot

Gangsters of Shanghai : Gerry O’Sullivan

Gangsters of Shanghai

Gangsters of Shanghai The severed head in the bamboo birdcage swayed above the teeming marketplace. It told Constable Mike Gallagher everything he needed to know about Shanghai. It’s 1927. The son of a rural Irish cop, Gallagher joins the Shanghai Municipal Police. to escape an Ireland crippled by its recent bitter independence fight, and to trace the aristocratic woman whose memory still haunts him. They would venture together to China, Fiona once promised. Then the IRA torched her family estate. Everybody believes she died there. Everybody but Mike Gallagher. Shanghai. Pearl of the East or Whore of the Orient? Depends on who you ask. It’s a cesspool of poverty, thronged with refugees, gripped by civil war. But for some it’s

Women’s Work : Kari Aguila

Women's Work

Women’s Work “So when most of the men were dead, women saw their chance to take over?” Kate searches her son’s eyes as he asks this. “Not take over,” she says. “Fix things.” It wasn’t hard to justify what the women had done since the end of the Last War. They rebuilt their bombed-out neighborhoods as best they could and tried to establish peace and gender equality. But small groups of men roam the country, viciously indicating that the pendulum may have swung too far. When a bedraggled man shows up on Kate’s doorstep one night, will she risk everything to help him? Does he deserve her help? Women’s Work follows Kate on her journey from fear and anger to

The Mad Game : Chris Cherry

The Mad Game

The Mad Game The critically acclaimed new novel. A young British boy grows up with hopes and dreams of travelling, learning a trade, leading a simple life and perhaps, even falling in love. But his dreams are stopped with the advent of the Great War. This is the story of William Collins and his private battle to survive the horrors of the Western Front. A desperate and terrible war, to end all wars, the shock of separation and the terrifying life and death existence are enough to break even the most ardent spirit. His lost love drifts ever further from him, as he descends into the Hell of the Somme battlefield. Comrades are cruelly taken from his side, as the