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Royal Command Family Saga: Plus Sizzling Sunset

4 books x $2.99 = $11.96 OR 4 books + an exclusive novella $5.99 – no contest – click a pic to buy.

Last day at 99c – Three Against the World: A Waif, a Stray, and a Romance?

Richard loses his job, his fiancée ditches him, leaving him alone with Ben, the stray terrier he adopted. Next, his ex-wife dumps teenage Maria on his doorstep. Amazon reviewer – “a powerful psychological drama”.

Note “drama”. A new start for a first-time dad, a traumatised teenager, and a nervous dog involves secrecy. Enemies gather like hyena’s around a lion’s kill.

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New Release!

Royal Command Family Saga: Plus Sizzling Sunset

99c/99p held for November! Click /\ to Amazon

Michael, a poverty-stricken amateur actor makes superstar abetted by wife Elspeth. Unknown to Michael, Elspeth and their daughter are influenced by a literary heirloom. Seductions, betrayals, kidnap, blackmail, & murder follow. The Spy, an unscrupulous journalist, is out to prove rumour true & see Michael jailed for incest, hiring a hit man, or both.    Remember, Sizzling Sunset is EXCLUSIVE – never to be published separately!

Honouring the Fallen

Lest we forget…

Rebecca Bryn

It seems to me that the best way of honouring the fallen of two world wars is not to forget their sacrifice and have some understanding of what they went through. ‘Lest we Forget’ is written large on many memorials for a very good reason, but what do most of us actually know about the conditions in which soldiers lived and died, or the inhumanity with which the inmates of Hitler’s death camps were treated?

This isn’t something we should close our eyes to, however painful the truth is, and between the hope, courage, resilience, and acts of self-sacrifice, it is painful.

I’ve penned two novels about war and its effects on ordinary people, inspired by ordinary people, and writing and researching them opened my eyes. How did these men and women endure with such courage? I am still astounded.

To honour the memory of those who are no longer…

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Sizzling Sunset

Dramatic close of the Royal Command Family Saga is almost complete!

Read the Editorial Review of just one of the multi-award-winning novels – Illicit Passion

The plot has many layers and the author weaves in the sub-plots masterfully. All the characters have been portrayed well and the twists and turns will keep readers glued to the book to learn what is happening next. Though the plot is complex and has many shades to it, apart from the incest angle, the book also deals with sexual exploitation and abuse. The writing style is fluid and the characters and scenes come alive under the author’s detailed narration. There is a lot of passion and action and the story takes readers into a different world; to one of glamour and riches.

Watch this page for the pre-order date when the price will be a mere 99 cents or its equivalent worldwide. A saving on the first four books of $10.97 + Sizzling Sunset, which will never be published individually!

 

 

Playing with Acrylic Pouring

I like this.
Watercolour Landscapes is great, so keep practising!

Painting Made Possible

I’ve only recently discovered this process, and I was blown away by some of the art I’ve seen done by this method. Inspired to try it, I bought the stuff, and then more stuff, and more stuff. Being a watercolour artist, a tube of paint lasts me for years, and I’m naturally mean, anyway, so this terrified me – acrylic pouring uses paint at an alarming rate. However, undeterred, I’ve had a go. Results pretty miserable to be honest, but the work of others drives me to keep trying.

This is the first piece I’ve felt pleased with. It’s inspired by a YouTube video demonstration by Julie Cutts of ‘Pouring your Heart out with Julie Cutts’ Facebook group. Look her up. When I’d finished it, it made me think of old painted boards, so I added a hasp and padlock.

I’ve called it ‘The Secret Door’.

I shall definitely be…

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Depths of Darkness

14 Horror Stories to scare you on Halloween and beyond!

 

Let the Nightmares Begin …

Dare you venture into these macabre worlds created for your ‘entertainment’? Whether or not they are publicly admitted, many of us have a fear or phobia. A phobia is an irrational fear. True terror, on the other hand, can evolve from no more than a belief, or a thought, provoked by a situation, or rapidly changing circumstances. Remember, your thoughts can be your worst enemy, and the better your imagination, the more terrifying your world can become.

Hell Fire by Tom Benson
Dwelling in the Shadows by Sylva Fae
Pyrohypnosis by Melanie P. Smith
The Round House by Penny Luker
A Fate Worse Than Death by P.A. Rudders
Thimbles at Dawn by Sarah Stuart
The Prophesy by Lacey Lane
Lion by John M.W. Smith
Only the Lonely by Theresa Jacobs
The Jacket by Pam Kesterson
The Memorial by Sarah Stuart
Be Careful What You Wish For by P.A. Rudders
Pain Relief by Tom Benson
Mistaken Identity by Penny Luker

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Celebration!

Touching the Wire by Rebecca Bryn wins another top award.

September 2019 Touching The Wire won GOLD in Readers’ Favorite – Historical Fiction. October – Independent Author Network judges did the same and MORE – They awarded Touching the Wire “Outstanding Fiction” AND – wait for it – FIRST PLACE IN BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Well done, Rebecca! I am as proud of this achievement as you; I read so many harrowing drafts and pushed so hard for you to enter contests.

Auschwitz:1944 A Jewish nurse steps from a cattle wagon into the heart of a young doctor, but can he save her? “He had no way to tell her he’d saved her life: no right to tell her to abandon hope.”

As a young man, Walt was an infirmary doctor in Auschwitz-Birkenau, a Nazi death camp in Poland. The horrors of that time and the loss of the woman he loved haunt him. He suffers the guilt of having survived, and also, the burden of having stolen evidence that should have been used to convict Nazi war criminals, but which he kept secret to protect his post-war family. The truth and his own cowardice weigh on his mind and, as a way of dealing with it, he sets in place an elaborate puzzle, not expecting his determined granddaughter to unravel it. A fictional tale of love, faith, cowardice, and courage, and a tribute to everyone who bore the Auschwitz tattoo or were interred in Nazi death camps in WW2, this novel is inspired by real events. An inescapable part of Jewish history, the Holocaust experiments carried out under the auspices of war and Hitler’s obsession with a master race are hard to understand, impossible to condone, and difficult to imagine forgiving. The human spirit that can find love in such a place must be rare indeed, but a person in dire circumstances will grab at a kindness where it is offered. Such is the premise of this story, and it asks the question, could you forgive? Touching the Wire is split into two parts and is as much a present-day mystery as an historical fiction. Part One transitions between 1944/45 Auschwitz and 1970s England and tells the story of Walt’s love for Miriam, a Jewish nurse who helps him save patients from the gas chambers and who joins the camp resistance. More of their story is revealed in Part Two during Charlotte’s present-day search for the truth her grandfather couldn’t tell her – a truth that blows her ‘safe’ world apart.

Available as an eBook, Audiobook, or Paperback. 

Click on the picture to find it on Amazon – read FREE with Kindle Unlimited

 

New Readers’ Favorite Award!

Readers’ Favorite Christian Romantic Suspense Award Winner, spot-on for fans of Francine Rivers, Laura Marshall, and Nichola May.

47041003_1863803063695554_7818249331072303104_nSinister letters and anonymous gifts are pranks played on newly-weds, Maria and Richard, aren’t they? Unwilling to upset the one they love, they keep them secret from all but their church minister, who advises ignoring them; someone is full of hatred and unhappy. The warnings in the letters prove all too real and gifts become too virulently malicious to hide. Someone wants to split the couple apart and is prepared to go to any lengths to succeed. With property, their jobs, and then lives, at stake, they are determined to discover the identity of the perpetrator. The police can’t find him or her – detectives Richard employs fail – so, it’s down to them.

Find it on Amazon and if you enjoy it, please leave a review. Sarah,

Stirs the soul, touches the heart.

Great post – be sure to read the ens!

Rebecca Bryn

For a while now, I’ve been contemplating producing an audiobook. Sales of audiobooks have risen in recent years, apparently, and I can see the appeal. Many of us don’t have time to sit and read. With an audiobook, you can listen while doing something else.

But that isn’t the only reason for me to dip my toes into the audiobook market. My father lost the sight of one eye at the age of eight when he had an altercation with a two-ton truck while on his trolley and came off worst. My mother lost the sight of one eye due to a haemorrhage when she was in her sixties. In later life she had a cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration in her ‘good’ eye. My mother-in-law also suffered from macular degeneration. While Dad managed to read perfectly well with one eye, Mum and Mum-in-law both struggled to see, let alone…

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Better Strangers

Better Strangers (Written in Water Book 2) by Lesley Hayes

Cordelia, Beatrice, and Rosalind are back! Having survived their variously traumatic teenage years, we catch up with them at twenty-seven and live with them until they attain the “life begins at forty” milestone. All three women are intriguingly recognisable, true to themselves. Thinking back over Better Strangers, I should have foreseen everything, but Lesley Hayes is mistress of the art of hiding the obvious in plain sight.

Ms Hayes also has the uncanny knack of raising questions in her readers minds about their own lives. “Should I have –” “Would it have been better if –” “Was this the road I’d choose if I could start over?” Personally, I don’t know the answers; I see life in black and white, not forgiving shades of grey. I tend to turn “where there is discord, may we bring harmony” on its head, and I could say the same of Cordelia, Beatrice, and Rosalind.

Is the sequel better than Exits and Entrances? As in life, some characters make their final exit, others their first entrance, and all are a fascinating mixture of their genes and upbringing. Both books are intellectually demanding to read, and the answer to my own question is I shall await, impatiently, book three in the Written in Water trilogy.