The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome : Elisabeth Storrs

The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome : Elisabeth Storrs

The Golden Dice: A Tale of Ancient Rome During a ten year siege between two age-old enemies, three women follow very different paths to survive: Caecilia, a young Roman woman, forsakes her city by marrying the Etruscan Vel Mastarna, exposing herself to the enmity of his people and the hatred of the Romans who consider her a traitoress… Semni, a reckless Etruscan girl, becomes a servant in the House of Mastarna, embroiling herself in schemes that threaten Caecilia’s children and her own chance for romance… Pinna, a tomb whore, uses blackmail to escape her grim life and gain the attention of Rome’s greatest general, choosing between her love for him and her loyalty to another… Historical Fiction at its best,

The Wedding Shroud – A Tale of Ancient Rome : Elisabeth Storrs

The Wedding Shroud – A Tale of Ancient Rome : Elisabeth Storrs

The Wedding Shroud – A Tale of Ancient Rome ‘a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world’ Ursula Le Guin In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. The fledgling Republic lies only twelve miles across the Tiber from its neighbour, but the cities are from opposing worlds so different are their customs and beliefs. Leaving behind a righteous society, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. Instead she finds herself tempted by a mystical, hedonistic culture which offers pleasure and independence to women as well as a chance

Lessons from the Gypsy Camp : Elizabeth Appell

Lessons from the Gypsy Camp

Lessons from the Gypsy Camp The year is 1955. Eisenhower is president, the McCarthy hearings are over, and Lolly Candolin has given her father an ultimatum: “Stop drinking or I’ll cut my hair.” Her father, refusing to have his life controlled by a ten-year-old child, retaliates by tossing Lolly’s aged cat, Bo, from a high levee into Cougarville, a gypsy camp just outside town. Going against everything she’s been told, Lolly ventures into the camp on her own and befriends a cast of misfits, including: Tick, a tomboy Lolly’s age; Sophia, Tick’s mother and gifted healer; and Sam, the unofficial leader of Cougarville. Lolly and her new friends are soon caught in a maelstrom of murder and intrigue as the

Sweet Tea – A Novel : Wendy Lynn Decker

Sweet Tea – A Novel : Wendy Lynn Decker

Sweet Tea – A Novel The fourth anniversary of Olivia’s daddy and John Lennon’s death is approaching. Like the shot heard ’round the world, TV and radio stations keep the frenzy alive and recognize Lennon’s life, while Olivia’s mama remembers Daddy’s death. Instead of healing, Mama’s strange behavior keeps getting worse. After viewing an afternoon talk show, Olivia discovers her mother might have more than a case of eccentricity-she may be mentally ill. When those fears are confirmed, Olivia is faced with more decisions than any sixteen-year-old should have to make. With no adult family members to turn to, she is forced to trust the only people who’ve offered help: one strange man and a friend her mother makes at

The Healer’s Door : Audrina Paisley

The Healer’s Door : Audrina Paisley

The Healer’s Door: Part One of the Spiral Trilogy A remote island in the Scottish Hebrides, 1446. Teenaged midwife Rosie MacBain is skilled at what she does; whether that be delivering a baby, setting a bone, or keeping her four orphaned sisters from the brink of destitution. But on the day her youngest sister discovers an ancient piece of silver buried on their land, an old face from Rosie’s childhood returns to the village. From that moment on, Rosie must decide which is more important to her. Her craft, her sisters, her lover… or her life. Entrenched in a superstitious and repressed society, Rosie must fight against the prejudice which has plagued her maternal line for generations and driven her

Noise : Brett Garcia Rose

Noise

Noise The world is an ugly place, and I can tell you now, I fit in just fine. Lily is the only person Leon ever loved. When she left a suicide note and disappeared into a murky lake ten years ago, she left him drifting along. Or did she? A grisly trail of clues leads to The Bear, the sadistic Russian crime lord who traffics in human flesh. The police—some corrupt, some compromised—are of little help. They don’t like Leon’s methods, or the mess he leaves behin Leon is deaf, but no sane person would ever call him disabled. He survived as a child on the merciless streets of Nigeria. He misses nothing. He feels no remorse. The only direction

The Universe Wide Web: 1. Getting Started : Simon J Morley

The Universe Wide Web

he Universe Wide Web: 1. Getting Started This is the first book in the sci-fi adventure series The Universe Wide Web. When Jack Smart stumbled across the intergalactic internet known as the Universe Wide Web, little did he realise what adventures and dangers lay ahead. The Universe Wide Web differs from World Wide Web; it’s an actual place, somewhere out there in the aether, that you enter for real. And you can use it to click and travel instantly to anywhere in the universe. It has web-rooms, chat rooms, web-games and markets; it’s a huge, labyrinthine place full of alien creatures and strange technologies. It has millions of users – creatures from all over the universe; though only one person