“Testimonies” is the third novel in a series called “Witnesses”. It consists of several narratives – one about a young couple who live three centuries in the future, three stories that feature soldiers in the recent past, and a novella about a disgraced government official at the turn of the 20th century.
In easier times, these people decided that they wanted to do their best to improve their lives and benefit people around them. Do challenges they face cause them to give up on their goals or do they keep on seeking renewal of life, not only for themselves but also for people close to them and for the good of their communities?
As well, the novel also moves ahead the stories of Paul Kingsley and the editor Stephanie Markham and their efforts to thwart the Scythian cult. Among other things, they must contend with the attempted assassination of a nationally-known politician they liked, while at the same time a Scythian official kidnaps two of Stephanie’s associates and forces them to travel with him.
Meanwhile, Stephanie continues to bring Kingsley’s stories together and prepares a framing narrative for the sake of coherence. As she works on the stories, she discovers that they have several matters in common, including the question of what it means to be American.
The answer doesn’t come in the wars the narratives refer to or in the baleful cult activities that cast a dark shadow over the present-day parts of the story but in the freedom the characters enjoy to lead fruitful lives, to work for the conquest of evil, and to tell their stories freely.
Powerful visions. A missing girl. A man with a knife.
Jenny Crumb can no longer suppress her haunting visions. She’s done her best to keep her psychic ability a secret from her friends and family. After a bad fall and a concussion, Jenny’s horrifying visions of a creepy man with a knife become even more intense.
When a girl in her community goes missing, Jenny risks everything to find her. Can she save the girl before the kidnapper kills them both? Even if she survives, her life will change forever.
Billionaire CEO Cooper Brighton has one rule—never to fall in love again. His life is full of parties, hookers and hook-ups. But behind his panty-melting smile and Armani suits is a broken man, still haunted by his own demons.
Sometimes passion takes you and there’s nothing you can do to resist it. That hot feeling overwhelms you until you can think of nothing else but him, want to do nothing else but make love.
Sometimes love sets you on fire until it consumes you.
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Henrietta Jones, or Harry, is outrageous and scheming, and charms everyone she meets, as she turns the world all around into chaos in 1870s Paris.
After infuriating her friend Joules, she runs off to fight on the barricades in 1871 Paris, and when that doesn’t work turns to crime.
She sets up as a swindler in the London docks. When Joules finds her her she locks him in a cellar, before escaping back to romantic Paris where she plans a festivale to save the historic Moulin de la Galettte from being flattened by a cement factory.
Mayhem ensues, pulling in Fuickwit, the underhand Ministre, an assassin known as the Cockroach, and the president of France. She infuriates Disraeli, advises Renoir and Zola, and inspires Charles Worth the founder of Haute Couture to create a devastating new dress.
Everyone is thoroughly managed by Henrietta or ‘Harry’ as she is known, with help from the long-suffering Joules, the wicked and sexy, pixie-like Apoline, and the man-hating Miss Mactavish.
The bodies pile up, as she intimidates a series of unfortunate criminals and manages the biggest festivale Montmartre had seen in years. Along the way she gives Paris back its smile, saves Europe from global conflict, and buys the Suez Canal!
Joules desperately tries to protect her, even though he hates the dreadful girl.
Harry could almost fall in love with the stupid idiot if he wasn’t so slow. Finally she is forced to kidnap him.
A virtuous, heartbroken marine. A romance-hungry virgin. Do they have to pick and choose between love… and lust?
Cameron Savage is brave on the battlefield but not in matters of the heart. The marine’s last girlfriend left him wounded, and he feared he’d never fall in love again. But the new girl in his life is special, and he’s not going to let anything ruin their connection…
Between her studies and her career, Kim never had time for romance. With her life in order, she hopes the shy, brawny marine could be her one true love. Little does she know that Cameron has vowed to protect her virtue and virginity until their wedding night…
As Cameron’s newfound abstinence keeps Kim from getting the intimacy she craves, their relationship takes a turn. Is their love strong enough to make it to the honeymoon?
Geoff Needham was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1947. He never attained fame or fortune and his life story was destined to fade rapidly into unrecorded history. Until he determined that everybody has a story to tell, has knowledge and experiences to impart, has views and opinions, no matter how humble their origins, no matter how elevated their status.
This is a deeply personal, reflective, inspiring, thought-provoking and at times controversial account of his life and times. Along the way he tackles many of the world’s major social and economic issues, encompassing a fascinating mosaic of topics including psychology, politics, religion, history, drama, medicine, science, romance, travel, music…
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For her, he’ll go to war with the entire galaxy.
James Bauman’s life turned upside down when he fell for Miriam, the most amazing woman he’s ever met. If only she were human, things would be a lot easier.
Miriam cannot love, but this won’t stop her from trying. She must be careful, though. Strong emotions are forbidden in the Whisar Empire. If the council discovers that she’s trying to fall in love with an earthling, they’ll pull her heart out. Literally.
James will do everything in his power to show Miriam what love is, but if he succeeds, the wrath of an ancient alien race might crash upon him… and doom Miriam forever.
A deserted mansion perches on a steep hillside, overlooking a rocky canyon. Tattered curtains hang behind broken windows, and a turret stretches toward the sky. Three years ago the wealthy owner disappeared suddenly, leaving behind a house full of secrets: A mysterious note, tantalizing clues, a hidden floor, one piece of a treasure map, and a missing fortune in diamonds.
Thirteen-year-old sleuth Skylar Robbins moves into the mansion with her parents and embarks on a new and dangerous mission. Armed with her detective kit, and with the support of her BFF Alexa and a team of secret agents, Skylar sets out to decipher the clues and find the diamonds. Can she outwit a gang of aggressive bikers and find the hidden jewels before they do? Or will the perils of middle school–like battling ruthless bully Emelyn Peters for the attention of class hottie Dustin Coles–get in her way?
The sign above the door of Elliot’s Fineries on Bond Street states: Where you can find your heart’s desire.
Patrick Latham scoffs at that notion. He let go of those dreams five years ago when the woman he loved betrayed him. But when he meets the shop owner’s niece, Victoria Elliot, he wonders if his heart’s desire is indeed inside that very shop. Though Victoria is a “shopgirl” and certainly not a member of the ton, she is the most beguilingly beautiful and spirited young woman Patrick has ever met. He is determined to get to know the auburn-haired, silver-eyed beauty, even if it means buying every damn pair of riding gloves at Elliot’s Fineries!
Victoria went from sheltered vicar’s daughter to shopgirl in the blink of an eye. When she meets Patrick, she is immediately drawn to his darkly handsome looks and his charming appeal. But life for a shopgirl can be unfair, even cruel, and when a great danger lurks just around the corner from Elliot’s Fineries, can she trust Patrick to keep her safe?
Patrick keeps a truth from Victoria—that he’s the son of a powerful earl as well as a baron in his own right. Will his lie put Victoria at greater risk? And if so, how will he able to save her?
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She’s on top…
When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.
He’s on top…
Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin Josh calls in a favor asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl-next-door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.
Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.
A destiny she won’t accept. A choice she must make.
Sofia must mate with Kris and birth a race superior to humans, but she cannot accept her fate. Can she create her own destiny?
~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~
In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to her king for forty years. He doesn’t want to hear her prophecies of war and destruction, and dismisses her efforts to warn him. Therefore, she is determined to fulfill her own quest: to find a worthy heir for her magical brooch.
In the course of events, she must pass judgment on a thief, escape a Norman war camp, and battle wits with a Fae lord. She receives some prophecy of her own and enlists the help of a grizzled old warrior, who happens to be a long–time friend.
My life was just fine.
My days were spent working, hanging with my best friend and trying not to eat too many carbs.
Then I began getting flowers with unsigned notes and when I sensed someone watching me, my life no longer felt…fine.
You might know me as the girl next door but that isn’t really who I am.
They call me
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They say be careful what you read. Something is wrong. Something is very wrong. It can happen to anyone. This is just four teenagers’ story.
Aubrey Golding hates her face, her body, and is devastated after Nathan Silva leaves her. Alone, suicidal, and desperate for love, she discovers a book called Something and unknowingly links others to a dark and terrifying curse that is beginning to consume her.
Nathan is glad to be moving on with someone new and can hardly believe what is happening now. Wild child and amateur porn star, Bella Broadhurst, loves bullying that “emo whore” Aubrey with the other girls, but mostly she loves partying, hookups, and plain ol’ drama when terror arises. And Kendra Coke is just a new teen mother working on a delicate relationship when things start becoming utterly bizarre.
Chilling sleep disturbances and figures hiding in the corners of their rooms are just warnings of what is to come. Be careful what you read, they say. Tread carefully…
The lovely widow heads off to the Big Apple for a job interview, expecting no more than a few days adventure in New York City, only to find herself with a new job working for the most infuriating man she’s ever met.
Billionaire Steven Gherring is one of New York’s Most Eligible Bachelors, and he has every intention of staying that way. But Gram has other ideas. She’s on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson.
As fearless as she is clumsy, Anne tackles every challenge (including her new boss) enthusiastically, with two lone exceptions… public speaking and recognizing her own feelings. Passions rise along with hemlines as Gram joins forces with Anne, a veteran matchmaker, to find the perfect match for Steven.
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When a teenager is the victim of an unprovoked attack while walking his dog, a murder investigation begins. A cruel twist of fate makes his innocent family the targets of a vicious campaign of terror.
As the detectives of Liverpool’s Major Investigation Team try to contain the violence, several key members of an organised crime family begin to topple, causing shockwaves across the world.
Why was the teenager attacked?
And will the villains be brought to justice?
A Veteran Defends the American Way even after a Failed War
Expecting that his cousin Bertram Hungerford, the leader of the Scythian cult, will be in prison for a long time, Paul Kingsley, his wife Tanya, and their three children drive from the northeastern U. S. to an island off the coast of Georgia for an extended holiday. They will stay at a resort hotel that Hungerford’s wife Pat has just opened. Meanwhile, the Scythian menace persists in unexpected ways.
They will also visit the man, now ill and living in Florida, who adopted Kingsley when he was a baby. Kingsley, the illegitimate son of a Russian woman and an eastern European aristocrat who was also involved with the Scythian cult, was proud to be grafted into the American way of life. He expresses his gratitude by writing stories and novellas, some of which are included in “The Angel of Recovery”, about the ability of ordinary Americans to cope with hardships like warfare and emerge stronger.
Along with three short stories that feature enlisted men serving during a war in an imaginary country called Kulon, the narrative includes a novella that consists of letters Agnes Butterfield writes in the 1880’s to her sister about her recovery from grief over the loss of her brother and her husband as a result of fighting in two different wars.
One of the purposes of this novel, which is the second of five in a series called “Witnesses”, is to show that grief passes, a sense of fullness returns, and people resume active life. Another purpose is to give examples of the benefits that come from sharing our experiences with others – to be witnesses, in other words.
Working hard to graduate at the top of her class and becoming the best FBI agent had finally paid off for Agent Gabrielle Jackson. Selected to head one of the most important operations of her career, the unexpected happens when Jagged Edge Security is brought in to assist. The thing that Gabrielle needed was to be attracted to one the men. Trying to keep her distance, she soon finds that she can no longer resist the charm of Michael Chavez. Soon that all changes when she finds that her past has a connection to the operation and the only person on her side is him.
Working with a woman like Gabrielle Jackson was something that Michael Chavez hadn’t counted on. Even with her cheeky Latino attitude, she was the sexiest woman he had ever met and he had to have her. Just when he thought his night of bliss would lead to more, she halts his efforts by turning their night of romance into a one-night stand. When things begin to surface and the truth is revealed, there is no stopping Chavez from getting what he wants.