Gifted

Gifted by Liz Long

Synopsis:

Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift. 

Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it's everything she hoped it could be – new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.

When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father's fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world.

If you enjoy Amanda Hocking, Stephanie Garber or Alexandra Bracken, run away to USA Today bestselling author Liz Long's Donovan Circus.

The Chapel in the Woods

The Chapel in the Woods

Synopsis:

When Diana Lescure moves with her young family to the tiny village of Saint Gabriel in the depths of France, it is clear that not all is well amongst its inhabitants. As she settles into her country idyll she uncovers a menace that has shrouded the villagers for generations. Through a 12th century monk and a British agent in WW2 the story of a secret society unfolds.

The Homing Instinct

The Homing Instinct

Synopsis:

It is March 1990. The story takes place over the next three months.
Rachel and her young daughter are in London visiting her grandmother.
They are about to leave the big city and set off for their home, a small fishing community on the Kent coast. A place called Dungeness.

Nearby an armed escort is taking a convict to prison. His name is Mark.

Soon their worlds will collide.

Alexander and the Alien

Alexander and the Alien

Synopsis:

It was just before lunchtime on the sunniest of sunny summer days that an alien knocked on Alexander Smile's front door. He said his name was Mr. Thompson and he was terribly sorry but he'd crash-landed in Alexander's garden during the night and had to make a few repairs to his ship before he could take-off.

Almost reluctantly, and certainly not intentionally, Alexander finds himself drawn into a hunt for the most famous horde of treasure ever to have been lost out among the stars. Along the way he learns of the Big Pig in the Sky, and of the terribly sad tale of the Lost Walumba, to say nothing of the terrors of the Skroffle, the Muzzlewhucker and the Splonk. Together with a Bogwoggler and a terribly polite Zombie, Alexander and the Alien discover that the most valuable treasure is that which can't even be seen

Feeding Friends is Fun

Feeding Friends is Fun

Synopsis:

Cooking for students, singles and those who would like to cook. This book is about understanding some basic ingredients and how to use them to produce simple, tasty, attractive meals.

You may not have been around people who cooked good and interesting food but you'd like to try. More and more young people are setting up their own dining clubs with friends.

In these difficult financial times cooking with and for friends is much more satisfying and sociable than eating out. Cooking has always been my most satisfying and creative hobby. It is an accomplishment and set of skills that adds significantly to your image. Tasting, feeling understanding and preparing food is also a truly sensual experience sensual experience, Do just sit around, take the plunge, give it a try......... you'll never regret it.

1015 Copenhagen K

Synopsis:

Re-formatted and updated in July 2013, this is the best selling and controversial book on Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and her dysfunctional royal in-laws. This book made headlines around the world, when it was first published in Danish in 2007. This English version contains never before published information about Crown Prince Frederik’s troubled childhood.

It also contains an apology to a senior member of the Danish Royal family!

Crown Princess Mary spoke out in support of those stores, who refused to sell this book.

This book is a cautionary tale for the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton, on how to make the transition from commoner to princess.

The Poppy Fields

Synopsis:

Fate intervenes when they least expect…

Emily is still struggling to come to terms with her tragic loss two years on. Her entire being has been taken hostage by the poppy fields. The only place that reminds her she was once truly happy. James a military physiotherapist for the British Army has thrown himself into his work avoiding love at all costs. With several tours to Afghanistan under his belt he is fighting his demons daily. The loss of his unit during his last tour always at the forefront of his mind, until one day his eyes lock with the most beautiful and fragile woman he’d ever seen. From that day forth his life is changed forever.

Ted Friend and the Magic Jumper Part Two

Synopsis:

The second and final part of the first book sees Ted Friend and Dan go much deeper into the strange World in Between in their quest to get back the Magic Jumper and save his home, Snowflake Mountain, from the evil witch Blacky and her army of bad tempered Ex-Men. The journey is bound to be dangerous and difficult, and help will be needed for sure, but could it be the witch has her own race against time? All secrets will be revealed as the strands of our action packed story join. Please read part two of Ted Friend and the Magic Jumper for the ride of a lifetime.

What some people said about part one:

“I loved the book and I’m a grown up (albeit with a vivid imagination and a love of fantasy)! From start to finish it is a fun adventure and I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy it quite as much as I did. I review many different types of book and thank the author for making this one so enjoyable. A truly fun read” (Maria Fitzgerald, Teddy Bear Times , May 2014)

“I was enchanted by this story, a real roller coaster adventure and I can’t wait to read part two” (Falkirk Herald, August 2014)

“Huge fun… I can see it’s funky and tongue-in-cheek and I’m sure Ted Friend will find many admirers among its target readership” (Tim Bowler, Carnegie Medal winning children’s author of twenty books, via email September 2014)

The Humorous History of English Football. Vol.1

Synopsis:

A humorous history of English football from its invention as a festival activity in the streets of England until the moment in the 1950 World Cup when the nation that created the game lost their dominance of it.

List of Chapters:
Shrovetide Football
Public Schools Football
The First Football Clubs
Chaos
The Formation of the FA
Charles Alcock: Father of the FA Cup
The First International Match
Preston North End: The Invisibles
Football Innovations
The FA Cup Stolen!
The Maximum WAG
Alf Common: The First £1,000 Trancer
Cigarette Cards
Th Howarth Affair
The White Horse Final
Back to Square One
Herbert Chapman: Football’s Greatest Innovator
England Are Out of This World
Ronnie Dix: Boy Wonder
Coloured Sports Newspapers
1950: Below Horizontal

Excerpts:

FA Rules 1863:
1. Hacking is forbidden. Indeed, any attempt to gain information about future opponents will be frownd upon.
5. A player will be banned for life if he is caught throwing a match, especially if it is thrown at FA Headquarters, having first doused the building in oil.
13. Players must not use deodorants or perfumes in the players’ tunnel otherwise it could become confused with the Chanel Tunnel.
(From The Formation of the FA)

Instead of playing on a green surface, a giant flag of the host country shall be painted over the entire pitch (this idea was dropped when it was realised that all Isle of Man home matches would have to be played over three legs).
(From The First International Match)

Preston became the first Football League Champions. They negotiated all 22 league matches without defeat (from the observations of their fans they seemed to negotiate them without dehands, dearms, delegs and deheads too).
(From Preston North End: The Invisibles)

It was agreed to engage the services of The Archbishop of Canterbury to bless the grass as then the Wembley pitch would be considered hallowed turf. However, they needed to ensure that his Holiness was not standing in an offside position otherwise it would become dis-hallowed turf.
(From The White Horse Final)

‘Funnier than an England World Cup campaign…and that takes some doing!’

Sons of the Citadel

Synopsis:

Did you think the gods would leave you alone, Pacorus? Did you truly believe the Romans would forget the humiliation of Carrhae and not rest until they had won back their lost eagles?

Pacorus had believed the defeat of Crassus would signal the end of Roman interest in Parthia and for many years his kingdom knew peace and prosperity. But the vindictiveness of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt draws him and the Parthians into a new war, one in which they would be fighting for their very existence when her husband Mark Antony invades the empire at the head of over one hundred thousand men.

At first the new high king of the Parthian Empire refuses the assistance of Pacorus and his famed army, but as disaster follows disaster only Dura’s soldiers can save the empire from being swallowed whole by the Romans. An older, wiser Pacorus is forced to take the field against the might of Rome once more in a war that will be a turning point for him, the empire and his family.

A map of the Parthian Empire at the time of Pacorus (the 1st Century BC) can be found on the maps page of my website: www.peterdarman.com