Dena Roman needs closure. Three months ago, her sister's murdered body was found in the California desert. When a second body is found at the same site, Dena jeopardizes her public relations position to go undercover and investigate. But falling for the main suspect isn't part of her plan. Zeke Cabrera needs help. He sold a portion of his family's Three C's Estates to keep his citrus farm afloat, but when bodies are unearthed on the site, he's suspected of murder.
A thousand years from now, while Earth sleeps in virtual reality, three polities - the Confederated Worlds, the Unity, and the Progressive Republic - strive to connect the scattered, terraformed worlds of humankind by artificial wormholes. When they meet, they clash, in a decades-long struggle of arms embroiling the settled galaxy, in which dedication to duty liberates worlds - and oneself.
One man must stop a tyrant after giving him power over the human mind. Neuroscientist Clay Shieffer tried to ignore the police state growing under President Everton. When a mysterious hacker provides evidence, Clay faces the truth behind Everton's election and his own unwitting complicity in it. Running from Federal agents and the US Army, Clay must forge a rag-tag alliance to overthrow the president.
Two courtiers ask Keladon, retired battlemage and the king's bastard half brother, to impregnate the queen. His sense of duty to the kingdom sends him to her bedchamber. But he must do far more to stop a conspiracy of magic and murder threatening the kingdom's survival - and the woman he comes to love.
"Narration takes away from the story"
Trumpty Dumpty features a series of columns I wrote on Huffington Post about the dangers of a Trump Presidency not only to the US but to the world. It begins with an article on why Trump was not attacking the cartoonists and writers who were writing critical articles about him, although he has attacked members of the media as the lowest form of humanity and journalists as horrible, disgusting, and dishonest human beings.
After New California's founder committed suicide, two men vied to rule the colony. Ashwin George, supported by the colony's elite, and Tián Quán, the Chinese company whose hyperdrive ships and intelligent robots dominated half the settled galaxy. Desmond Park, nanotechnology engineer, armed with a shrewd intellect, the loyalty of the colony's disaffected youth, and the most formidable weapon of all.
Zachary Thornton's life essentially ended two years ago when his wife and twin daughters were gunned down in cold blood for witnessing a mob hit, but he can't end the pain until he sees his family's killer brought to justice, one way or another. Thus, it is no surprise when he jumps at an offer from a mysterious stranger promising to both avenge the murders and give him a reason to live beyond vengeance. Unfortunately for Zachary, accepting the offer could be the worst mistake of his life.
Drawn decades into the future, the beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice are re-imagined in this new variation. Elizabeth Bennet has now become the quick-witted nurse living in Augusta, Georgia, during the Civil War. Life is simple for the Bennet family until the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Darcy turns their lives upside down. But secrets, scandals, and lies are waiting for Elizabeth everywhere she turns.
"This book is awful"
Today's technological advances can be traced back to the studies and inventions from the turn of the 19th century. This chapter tells the tale of a romanticized young woman by the name of Ada, the Countess of Lovelace. Born to a poet, Lord Byron, and a meticulous mother from an esteemed family, Annabella Milbanke, Ada's fanatical approach to the most complex machinery was easily understood. Her mother attempted to eradicate her incessant imagination by immersing her in mathematics.
An alien race has traveled 9,000 light years to reach Earth. They brought with them, a cure for cancer and all infectious diseases as well as advancements in propulsion technology. But is the human race ready to welcome a superior race? Is the human race ready to move beyond the narrow-mindedness of a territorial mentality? Is the human race prepared to trust strangers from a far-away world?
"The good reaper"
He had a month to learn the planet's secrets - and Juliette's. His cover story: return to Elard to dismantle his sect's missionary work to the planet's natives. His true mission: investigate decades-old mysteries of love and death. His objective: return to Earth with his discovery - if he can.
Tomas Neumann enlists to escape his widowed mother's strict religious household. Implanted skills ready him for combat against the Unity forces on New Liberty but leave him unprepared for scornful comrades, inept leaders, and interservice rivalries. Guerrilla resistance sparks a spiral of atrocities, wounding him in body and in spirit. To survive the war and pursue his destiny, Tomas must learn the toughest lesson of all.
Outside, the skies had decided to open, and they battered the countryside with torrential rain. The country roads in and around TinkerHill Falls didn't get much in the way of traffic. Nelson had no intention of taking any risks and bringing forward the fate of his death-row passengers, so he proceeded cautiously into the night. All was going well until suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, a spiraling spade smashed through the windshield.
"Just Bad. Can't get past the first 30 minutes."
In a small town in Iowa, a series of murders have the town on edge. A newspaperman turned reluctant sleuth unravels the interconnected deaths, and in the process rekindles a romance and has his faith tested.
Assigned to the halls of power, only Capt. Tomas Neumann can save the Confederated Worlds from the ultimate treachery. After bold action brings him the favor of the Confederated Worlds' new president, Tomas finds himself in an arena more dangerous than combat: Politics. Battling assassins, spies, and pervasive surveillance, Tomas discovers a shocking secret. A desperate mission takes him from luxurious temples to secret police brain-scanning chambers to prevent the destruction of the Confederated Worlds.
By the terms of the peace treaty, the citizens of the planet Arden will vote to stay in the Confederated Worlds or join the victorious Progressive Republic.
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to realize this vision of the future, converting it to reality. Think about where you want to go in life. These are your lifetime goals. Once you know want to achieve, you can plan where to focus your efforts. You will quickly spot the distractions that will sidetrack you.
Grady Loveland finds himself in quite a jam when his wife and his mistress give birth to his daughters within minutes of each other. Everyone is amazed that the babies seem identical. Grady gets the babies mixed up while trying to figure out how he's going to keep the secret from his wife. Luckily, his mistress had a feeling about which child was hers. "Trust me. A mother knows," she had explained. Her maternal instincts had been correct. Grady must decide if he'll keep his vows to his wife or leave her for his mistress.