Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Bridge of Deaths from Author M.C.V. Egan





About The Bridge of Deaths
"M.C.V. Egan twists truth and fiction until you question your perceptions...it is a story of real love, triumph and search for self." - Beckah Boyd @ The Truthful Tarot

5 out of 5 stars:  "An unusual yet much recommended read." - Midwest Book Review 
 
On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland.

With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.
Get the revised 75th anniversary of The Bridge of Deaths on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

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About the author
M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family.

From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo--mostly the story of how he died.
 
She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. 

There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class.

In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject.

She celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.

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The Rifters by M. Pax


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A junction between the worlds erupts. The Gold Rush trickles to a fool’s quest and a string of stagecoach heists. In 1888, Earl Blacke decides to make a new start and become a better man. He escapes into the mountains, heading north. In the wilds of Oregon, a rift inside an ancient volcano opens and sends him into the future, into the present day. It also shaves thirty years off his age, thirty years to live over again and atone for what he’s done. Starting over is hard to do. In current day New York, Daelin Long’s dream job at a publishing house goes the way of the dinosaurs her sister chases. With no money and nowhere else to go, Daelin accepts the librarian position in her sister’s dinky town in the middle of Oregon. Nestled inside ancient volcanic peaks, the town of Settler holds onto many secrets. Residents roam the streets with weirdly fashioned devices, and odd lights pulse in the night skies. People whisper of a phantom outlaw and start dying, murdered and missing their heads. Worse than that, Daelin’s sister is missing, and Daelin doesn’t know who to trust. Earl knows more than he’s saying. He shares a notorious history with the phantom, one he’ll see remains buried. Keeping Daelin’s sister’s secrets is his only chance at redemption, and the only way to keep this world safe.
Enjoy an excerpt: Earl’s vigil ended. His girl came home. It had to be her. He stood, ready to run down into the clearing and embrace her, but the angle of the head gave him pause. Silhouetted by the blue energy, the arrival had a long beak. Yes, a beak. Definitely not Charming. “No.” Earl slumped to the ground and scrambled behind a boulder. Once concealed from the visitor below, he raised his binoculars. The figure came into focus illuminated by the moon and the rift. It wore a mask with goggles over its beak. Green mist poured out of it in a breathing rhythm, and it had the tail of an eel. The thing stood like a human with two arms and two legs in the usual places. It set down a gyroscope, a metal orb of rings, some full rings, some partial, before the gateway. The gyroscope spun, siphoning energy from the pillars, energy reaching for a crystal in its center. It spun faster, faster, faster until the crystal began to glow. A disturbing shade of green. The beaked thing from the rift shrieked, which came out as a bubbly burp, an odd sound to go with an odd sight. It kept burping, stopping periodically to sniff at the wind. It continued with its strange behavior until the moon started to set, which deepened the shadows of night, stretching them to distorted patches.
M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds, plus other novels and short stories. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon for that, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers, has a cat who has a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen.

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Cover_MorningstarBLURB: Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all. The second son. Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother. The broken sword. Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine. The slave. Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death. Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts. Warning: Contains an arrogant officer with a weakness for having his hair pulled, an insatiable empath, and a badass warrior woman who form a male-female-female threesome sizzling enough to melt your shields.

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EXCERPT: “If you want us, you’ll have to win us—a formal challenge. She’s still my mate.” Soth laughed again. “Fight you? Over another female? Now that’s funny.” “Do you question my honor, sir?” Bryn’s hand clenched on the hilt of her sword. “Your honor, no. Your gender, certainly. I don’t know what idiot in House Wintersend thought it was a good idea to give a female a sword, but House Sunsinger is not so foolish.” “Then prove them fools and best me. You can go first.” Commander Soth heaved a heavy sigh, finished reassembling the pistol and set the weapon aside. She glanced at Jace. “You can wait your turn outside.” Nodding stiffly, he exited the room and shut the door behind him. This did not bode well. Soth would defeat her, and then Jace would have to challenge him. Or spend the next few days under heavy sedation, until the effects of the pheromones faded from his system. Jace wasn’t confident that he could win a duel against Soth, because in addition to the size advantage, Soth was older and more experienced. Jace paced the hallway for several irritated minutes, plotting strategies for defeating Soth, before the door opened again. Much to his shock, Soth staggered out, holding a bleeding, broken nose and cursing in Cy’reni. “She beat you?” Jace’s jaw dropped in shock. “Damn House Wintersend and every idiot in it,” Soth snapped. “Your turn.” “You can’t go to the med bay for that. It’s off limits,” Jace reminded, sending the other Cy’ren into a new chorus of expletives.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Finding Will Hennie from Author Joy Redmond




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First, he was hidden, then he was homeless.

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Will Hennie is kept in a dark box by a woman called Bee. He is only let out to eat and use the outhouse, and occasionally for a visit with a nice woman he knows as Gram. Otherwise, he is not to be seen or heard, especially not by the man of the house.

Then one day the man comes home early and catches Will out of his box. He knocks Will upside the head, and when he wakes, Bee is sending him away with nothing but the clothes he has on and a few pieces of chicken.

When Will Hennie is kicked out of his home and sent out into the world on his own with nowhere to go, he is eight years old.

This is the beginning of Finding Will Hennie...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Bridge of Deaths from Author Mcv Egan




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M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan the author of The Bridge of Deaths. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family. From a very young age she became obsessed with the story of her maternal Grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo, mostly the story of how he died. She only spent her childhood in Mexico. Her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. From the early 1970s at the age of 12 she moved with her entire family to the United States.

Catalina was already fluent in Southern English as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award; ironically being the only one who had English as a second language in her class. In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977.

She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (The Swedish kind, not the football player kind)  Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish business people. She returned to the USA where she has been living ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son, who together with their five pound Chihuahua make her feel like a fulltime mother.   Although she would not call herself an Astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in Astrology. This is one of her many past times when she is not writing or researching.

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On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust. The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY

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A special thank you to the artist of this picture, Talyn Dunleavy.

An outtake from The Bridge of Deaths: 

Raining again, bloody June and it is raining again, we will probably have the worst weather for the Olympics. Next week is Ascot and I need a hat, where the  is she? It was her idea that we meet here at Foyles where Maggie met Bill. Same star patterns as two and a half years ago or some other such silly astro mumbo-Jumbo and if it worked for Maggie maybe the place could have a bit of magic for me as well….

“Hullo? I thought you were only smoking when you drank these days?”

“I am but I had to wait for you didn’t… Is that a hat box? You bought a hat for Ascot without me? You bitch!”

“Erica you are going to feel like such an ass…I bought you the hat you liked. You know the one. We saw it on the window in that little shop…”

“Oh Jennifer! I don’t feel that bad; you owed me a good gift.”

Erica and Jennifer hugged and laughed. They were Maggie’s friends and now that Maggie was so busy playing mum and wife they had become best friends. They were both about to celebrate their 30th birthday on June 30th. 2012; they referred to each other as the birthday twins from the moment they met at primary school.
That was the extent of their similarity; Jennifer always the giver and Erica the taker. The former always saw the world as full of light with bits of darkness whilst the latter saw the world as darkness with bits of light. Somehow their friendship worked well and they often found time for each other.

“Off to Foyles then. Or should we repeat the Magic and first go into the Sex Shop across the street?”

“What?”

“Don’t you remember? Maggie was at the sex shop buying strange condoms and silly sex toys for a bridal shower. 

What was her coworker’s name?

“I don’t remember her name but she was the one with the horrid Cranberry-red Bridesmaid dresses. Awful photos she posted on facebook; and Maggie used the very kinky condoms that were for decorative purposes only and managed to get pregnant that very night.”

As Erica’s mocking laughter subsided she went on to say.

“I’d rather go to Foyles, and have a look at my hat than go to the Sex Shop, isn’t the café on the first floor?”

“I’ve no idea.”

“I still don’t see why you think we could meet the loves of our lives here? Just because Maggie stalked a bloke from America with an identity crises here as she was carrying a bag full of novelty condoms, doesn’t mean we’ll get lucky. Anyhow everyone knows the glow in the dark condoms always rip if you are really having fun.”

“Not everyone Erica, you would know but not everyone.”

“I don’t shag every bloke I meet; contrary to what you may think.”

“Oh you’ve missed a few?”

“Oh sod off, it’s not like you are the Holy Virgin Jennifer”

“I don’t think there is a Virgin Jennifer…”

The outburst of laughter attracted as much attention to the exotic pretty young women as did the hat box. Jennifer’s good looks had always been easy to enhance with a bit of make-up and Erica oozed sexuality and adventure with a few key piercings. Erica attributed her sexiness to the fact that she very much enjoyed sex.  That day looking for love both were particularly attractive.

“Did you know that this store came about because two brothers failed their Civil Service exams and sold their books second hand then realized there was a great market …I really believe this place has a sort of magical energy; I believe this to be a place where dreams come true by mere fluke.”

“What? You’ve been Googling and Wikipedianing to no end again?”

“No, actually I found the info on the Foyles website; this was created by a miracle of failure it is a really nice story.”
Erica opened the hat box and it was the perfect hat, even better than the one they had seen together on the window display.

“It is a different colour from the one we spotted on the window when the shop was closed, but I thought this…”

“I love it! It suits me much better. So what are we supposed to do, I am happy just staying here at the Café. I am not going to seek out men in the re-incarnation section.”

“Astrologically it is a good two and a half years since Maggie and Bill met here, and I made an Astrology chart and today this place is full of Magic.”

“Really?  That Mumbo Jumbo again? Oh yes! You had dinner with Maggie’s mum a few days ago, how’s the old girl adapting to being a Nan?”

“She’s thrilled as any first time Nan would be.  Astrology has been most respected and used by many for centuries, simply misunderstood because it is abused by those who generalize it. If you plot an actual chart of a person or place, it is quite a different story.”

“Well if I am going to find love you need to find the section with the Kama Sutra or books of that sort because I am not bloody interested in re-incarnation or Astrology.”

“And with your flexibility Erica, I am sure you can get into every odd position in the Kama Sutra.”

“That I can!  Thanks to the compulsory ballet lessons my parents inflicted on me as a child, but The Kama Sutra is a very misunderstood and very spiritual book, I’ll have you know.”

“You are serious? You have actually tried the positions.”

“Absolutely! With no regrets I might add. And to tell you the truth it was the bar stretching exercises and the splits make me far more make me sexually flexible than any other absurd moves with names I hardly remember from those horrid Ballet lessons.”

Jennifer’s expression of utter disbelief was replaced by a beaming smile; Erica did not see the very handsome blokes approaching them.

“Excuse me? Do you mind if we sit here? There don’t seem to be any other tables”

Not too bright it is raining outside. Of course the place is…

Erica’s thoughts were interrupted by Jennifer’s welcoming voice.

“Are you Americans?”

“No, we are Canadians.”

“You look very much alike are you twins or just brothers?”

“Brothers, this is Gil and I am Will.”

“That is quite funny the original creators of Foyles were brothers and their names were William and Gilbert. Please join us. I’m Jennifer and this is my friend Erica. What brings two Canadians to Foyles?”

“Gil stands for Giles and Will stands for Wilbur. Mom read a book about a bookstore in Charing Cross Road and she wanted us to post a picture for her on facebook and it started to rain like hell, so we came in. We came to London early to train for the Olympics to get used to the weather and the terrain. We live in Florida, where it is hot and flat, and we wanted a real chance to compete.”

Erica had finally caught her breath and gotten past the absurd thoughts …of possible magic, the thought of two brothers and the possibility of re-incarnation. Her sharp tongue however could not help but mock the Canadian’s name.

Who on their right mind names a son Wilbur; they are easy on the eyes…

“Let me guess mum also liked Charlotte’s Web”

“She loves E.B. White!”

“Is your family joining you for the Olympics?”

“No, they have to watch on TV.”

“Your wives too.”

“No we have no wives, no girlfriends just our bicycles and we are ready to compete.”

Erica found her sexy back and switched it on to its maximum. When men were that handsome and that available, Wilbur could be a perfectly acceptable name.

“I know two perfectly happy single tour guides to make sure you can post great photos for your Mum.”

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Claimed by Light by Reese Monroe; 3rd in the Bound by Hades Series



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Book Title: Claimed by Light (Bound by Hades #3)

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Forgiveness softens even the hardest of hearts…
College senior Slade Bennet is so close to his degree he can taste it…until his sister becomes tangled with a coven of demons and he must trade his soul to save her. But first he must kill the assigned target: a sexually charged beauty who ignites his protective instinct.

After the devastating loss of her Companion, the last thing Halena Girard can stomach is the emotional connection to a Mate. She lives for only two things: vanquishing demons, and seeking Artifacts rumored to lead to Lucifer’s downfall. That is, until she’s attacked by a…frat boy? Worse, a newly-demonic frat boy wearing the mark of her Mate.

Halena would rather kill Slade than give him her heart. Unfortunately, the only way Slade can find his sister and Halena the Artifacts is to work together. As they face the darkest of evil, Slade’s ability to crush Halena’s carefully erected walls might prove to be the most lethal battle of all.

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Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training for her next endurance event.










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