Spotlight: The Sator Square by Geoff Cook

A terrorist is on the loose in the UK – his target – a member of the Royal Family.

In France, a killer stalks the ranks of the paparazzi as he prepares to commit a series of ritual murders.

When compromising pictures of the Prince are published in a French tabloid, Broadhurst, the Palace’s head of security is drawn into a murky world of fundamentalist fever, brutal revenge and sinister international conspiracy.

Across the Channel, Marchal, a widowed detective on the verge of retirement, is trying to investigate a series of suspicious deaths, but being thwarted at every turn.

Tying the two conspiracies together is the enigmatic Sator Square – an ancient code with a deadly new resonance.

 

About the Author

A bio of the author is available via the link www.geoff-cook.com or via the Amazon Author’s page.

 

Excerpt  

 “Ram had literally walked out of Number Ten when he was invited by the King to a private meeting at Windsor.”

“I recall the occasion,” Broadhurst intervened. “He was going to look at the last phase of the rebuilding work.”

Speir raised his eyebrows. “The King chose to confide in Ram and three months later, he was back with a plan that would not only ultimately help to create a groundswell of public sympathy for the monarchy, provide a solution for the Prince, but also give the PM the means to achieve the government’s objective and mobilise the armed forces.”

Broadhurst took in a gasp of air. “This whole business is a put up job?”

“Far from it. It is a very daring and risky operation to create a terrorist attack on British soil that would succeed in assassinating the Prince. This afternoon, a second video recorded by a dedicated suicide bomber has been broadcast around the world claiming responsibility for the Jihadist movement, cursing the West and promising many more such hostilities in the future. Tomorrow, Parliament will be recalled to debate a motion to mobilise the armed forces and prepare a strategy for a ground offensive in Iraq and Syria.”

 

 

Amazon Review

 4.0 out of 5 stars… book to be entertaining and fast moving with a good range of characters

By Amazon Customer on 15 April 2017

I found the book to be entertaining and fast moving with a good range of characters. Recommended”

 

 

“The Sator Square” by Geoff Cook is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book from Amazon UK.

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Spotlight: Falling Away by Jeremy Orlando

“Falling Away” is the story of Terrance Carver; Poet, coward and lost child of the Universe. Terrance is on a quest, a quest to right wrongs? A quest to alter the past? Or is it merely a quest of self-preservation? The night of the bungled armed robbery all those years ago still hangs over him. The night that saw his youngest brother arrested and, the night Terrance Carver was disowned by his eldest brother and most importantly, this was the last night he ever saw Lucinda.

Now finally after years of hiding in a dank city refuge, The Liar’s Den, he summons the courage to return home to the scene of his (almost) crime. Terrence Carver will have to confront his siblings; one imprisoned, the other in marital turmoil, street corner gangsters, a wise cracking priest, runaway children and car thieves waiting to get caught, before he can beg for the forgiveness of Lucinda.

 

“Falling Away” is not only an acknowledgment of the shades of grey that define us all, but it poses the question what does it mean to be good? And why are some people better at it than others?

 

 

About the Author

 Jeremy Orlando (1973- now) is the author of five published works of fiction; the merits of which may be debatable. What is not debatable is that none of these books are critically acclaimed, have won any major awards or will be developed into Hollywood summer blockbusters. Jeremy often likes to refer to himself in the third person as he imagines this to be funny, Dostoyevsky is not funny, yet merely saying this name aloud makes him smile, Jeremy I mean, and not Dostoyevsky. Jeremy does not consider himself a writer in a classical sense, and instead would most likely imagine himself as a conveyor of ideas and ‘what ifs’, and will argue long and hard that there is merit to be found in this, you just have to look really hard.

 

 

“Falling Away” by Jeremy Orlando is available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: More Than a Soldier by D.M. Annechino

Feeling a patriotic duty to defend his country after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, seventeen year old, Angelo J. DiMarco, enlists in the U.S. Army. Severely short of frontline fighters, the Army rushes Angelo through Ranger training and sends him to Italy as part of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Their objective: stop the German invasion.

Fighting on the front lines in Italy, the German’s teach Angelo a sobering lesson on life when they capture him during the bloody battle of Cisterna. Against insurmountable odds, Angelo miraculously escapes in a way that stretches the imagination. He survives behind enemy lines for over five months, hiding from the Germans and trying to outmaneuver them. He begs for food, sleeps in barns and suffers from many ailments, including dehydration, malnutrition, malaria and exposure to the elements.

More Than a Soldier is Angelo DiMarco’s powerful story of survival, resilience and courage.

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Author Interview

What inspires and what got you started in writing?

In my younger years, I didn’t read very much and didn’t discover my flair for writing until I was in my early forties. I wrote a couple of novels early on, but at best, they were rough drafts. I didn’t quite understand that writing novels was a combination of intrinsic creative talent and acquired technical skills. Learning these skills and incorporating them into your work is essential. I write because I have no choice. A painter paints; a musician plays; a singer sings. Not always because they want to, but more often than not, because they have to. Unless you’ve been blessed with an aptitude for an art form, it’s hard to relate. The only way I can explain it is to say that even if I never earned a single penny from my writing, I would still keep my fingers poised above the keyboard pounding away.

Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?

Writer’s block is a common and frequent affliction for most writers. After trying to fight it for many years, I finally came to the realization that you just can’t force the creative process. So, for me, when it’s working and the ideas are flowing, I write until my eyes can’t focus any longer. But when it’s not working, I just walk away.

What made you write a military book about WWII?

The desire to write this book didn’t blossom until my uncle died in 2010. During his entire life he never shared his story with anyone. The only facts the family knew were that he was captured by the Germans and he escaped. A week before my uncle died, he shared the whole story of his capture with his son, Steve, my cousin. When Steve told me the story, I immediately felt compelled to write a book about the horrific experience my uncle endured.

Are you a detailed outliner or a “free” writer or both?

I’ve tried in vain to use a detailed outline, but it never works for me. In fact, it makes the whole writing process even more complicated. The flow of the story determines where I go and what happens from page to page. I’m a “Free Writer” to the 10th power!

What advice would you give budding writers?

I think one of the most important lessons I learned is that rarely does a writer become an overnight success. It’s a long hard road. If you’re writing for fame and fortune, you might want to rethink your career path. Remember: Everyone is a critic. So you really need to have thick skin. The best advice I can offer any aspiring author is to accept the reality that rejection is the prerequisite to success. Even some of the most successful writers in history endured years of rejection long before they were recognized for their craft.

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Praise for More Than a Soldier

Annechino colorfully draws the actions scenes, and richly brings the supporting cast of characters to life. A moving tale of survival in war-torn Europe.

– Kirkus Reviews

Nuanced and eloquently written, More Than a Soldier adds to the body of WWII literature an extraordinary story of survival and a deeply affecting portrait of a soldier’s coming-of-age.

– The iRead Review

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About the Author

Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor, wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly. He has written and published five novels—all thrillers. But his latest work, More Than a Soldier, is a Historical Biography set in Italy during WWII.

A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.

Connect with the Author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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Spotlight: Restitution Road and Planet of Graves by Marc Everitt

About the Book

Ever wondered if you were meant to have done something special with your life? Daniel is the poster boy for wasted talent and finds himself at rock bottom. One despairing suicide later and he is about to discover that death is not as final as he had thought it might be and that his troubles are only just beginning. From WW1 trenches to ancient Britain and to the far future where science is opening doors it really shouldn’t, Daniel must find a way to save his species and perhaps his own soul in the process.

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About the Book

On a remote, desolate planet something is amiss…. several somethings, in fact. With something watching them, a murderer amongst them and no way of escaping, the small research team on Graves’ World are going to need all the help they can get, help which may have just arrived in the shape of Taylor West. He’s turned his hand to solving mysteries in the past but has rarely been in so much danger. Because there is far more to this planet than meets the eye and not everyone wants his help.

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About the Author

Marc Everitt lives in Swindon in Wiltshire, England. Marc has a degree in English Literature & Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire and is a ltd co director in financial services. Marc has written two standalone science-fiction novels along with a space opera trilogy and he is currently working on a collection of mixed genre short stories.

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Spotlight: A Quest Within by Len Marshall

The plot twists and turns, involving several Nation States, following a piece of malware virus designed to disable satellite locating devices in orbit.

Two mercenary hackers sell their time to the highest bidders. This is offset by a developing relationship with one of the hackers and the owner’s son who works for the manufacturer of the location satellites.

Unbeknown to both, they each believe in the spiritual doctrine of The Law of Attraction, and incorporate this principle within the mainframe of their server.

What emerges is a cat and mouse game of spiritual versus conventional computer solutions.

 

About the Author

 Len Marshall was born in Birmingham in 1959 and grew up on a local council estate. He attended a local Secondary modern School where he was diagnosed with Dyslexia and struggled to cope in main stream education.  However, and despite this, he went on to study at the prestigious Warwick University and obtained an honours degree in Politics and Economics. Len has worked in sales and retail most of his working life and recently he became self-employed.

He first discovered a spiritual understanding of life and studied the wonders of the human mind. Specialising in the Power of visualisation and the elements needed for success in the Universal Law of Attraction. He became a specialist in this area over twenty five years ago. This is decades before the recent surge of interest.  He has a great interest in global politics and World Nation state development and has extensive knowledge of the intriguing operations of computer technology.

Len has hands on interest in a local charity in his spare time. The charity specialises in brain injuries and the after effects of this condition and most recently became one of the trustees board. Len’s first book A QUEST WITHIN combines all this knowledge and an interesting plot.

 

 

“A Quest Within” by Len Marshall is currently available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK and from Amazon US.

 

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi

On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.
 

Book Title: Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi
Category: Adult Fiction, 215 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Lanier Press
Release date: March 8, 2017
Tour dates: April 17 to May 5, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description

Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.

 

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Meet the Author

 

Maya Nessouli Abboushi is a Lebanese American born and raised in the United States. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

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Spotlight: Beastia by Zoe Cruz

The meanest of the mean girls, Rebekah Austin rules her Chicago school with sharp outfits and an even sharper tongue. She has a way of making even the most beautiful and brilliant girls in her class feel like dirt. But underneath the queen-bee façade is someone who feels ugly, repulsive…beastly.

When Rebekah falls prey to a madman, the bully becomes the bullied. Scarred and tormented, she abandons her previous life and adopts a new identity, but her ghastly appearance haunts her everywhere she goes. Only with the help of determined friends can she move past her horrifying experience—and maybe even let herself be loved.

And if the madman returns to finish what he started, will she be ready, or will she give up hope?

 

More than an exploration of Beauty and the Beast, Cruz flips the script by challenging the mainstream media representation of  conventionally beautiful women falling in love with not-so-attractive men (in this case, literally a beast) when the opposite is so rarely  portrayed. Love and friendship aren’t exclusive to the conventionally attractive, which is a subjective standard to begin with. As  Rebekah learns lessons about beauty, love and self worth, the reader finds their own assumptions and prejudices challenged.

Available on Amazon.

 

About the Author

I love traveling, writing, reading, and binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix.

I’m a geek too. Anything from classic Tortallan and Hobbit lore to a DS9 Trekkie and a Browncoat. I love any good sci-fi and fantasy book, show or movie.

I’ve lived in Spain for almost four years, so adapting back to U.S. life for now.

Spotlight & Giveaway: Energy Trading & Risk Management by Iris Marie Mack

A comprehensive overview of trading and risk management in the energy markets

Energy Trading and Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of global energy markets from one of the foremost authorities on energy derivatives and quantitative finance. With an approachable writing style, Iris Mack breaks down the three primary applications for energy derivatives markets – Risk Management, Speculation, and Investment Portfolio Diversification – in a way that hedge fund traders, consultants, and energy market participants can apply in their day to day trading activities.

  • Moving from the fundamentals of energy markets through simple and complex derivatives trading, hedging strategies, and industry-specific case studies, Dr. Mack walks readers through energy trading and risk management concepts at an instructive pace, supporting her explanations with real-world examples, illustrations, charts, and precise definitions of important and often-misunderstood terms.

  • From stochastic pricing models for exotic derivatives, to modern portfolio theory (MPT), energy portfolio management (EPM), to case studies dealing specifically with risk management challenges unique to wind and hydro-electric power, the bookguides readers through the complex world of energy trading and risk management to help investors, executives, and energy professionals ensure profitability and optimal risk mitigation in every market climate.

Energy Trading and Risk Management is a great resource to help grapple with the very interesting but oftentimes complex issues that arise in energy trading and risk management.

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Author’s Bio:

Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. She was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers.

Dr. Mack currently lectures on Energy Trading and Risk Management for the Fitch Learning Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program on Wall Street and at Tulane University. Because of Dr. Mack’s extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

Dr. Mack has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 Working Women, and she is no novice writer. This publishing will be her third financially-focused and published book – including her energy trading book published with Wiley Finance and a financial literacy book for teens and adults. With this breadth of experience and sheer intellectual prowess, Dr. Mack is more than able to help readers reach the financial stability they deserve.

In addition, Dr. Mack founded The Global Energy Post and MathQED – a homework help site for K-12 and college students. Previously known as Phat Math, this service has even been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics, 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Such accolades illustrate Dr. Mack’s ability to clearly inform the masses.

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Spotlight: The Car by Stuart Larner

Free on Amazon Kindle April 1-5!

A sequence of twenty-eight illustrated Shakespearean sonnets describing the human condition in terms of the mechanical components of a motor car.
An owner’s workshop manual for servicing your life.
The text was previously published in a print magazine twenty-one years ago. Now revised, and published with illustrations.
‘The Car’ asks, and tries to answer, these kinds of questions:
If the arc across the sparking plug’s gap is an indication of love, can love’s bright spark be cultivated like the ignition timing management system?
What can be learnt about human relationships by studying the phenomenon of clutch judder?
Can we discern our path in life by the way we drive at night, and by how we use indicators, windscreen wipers and washers, and the horn?
Does automatic transmission mean our modern society has learnt to leave decisions to a box?
What does the differential bearing assembly have to say about the working of the parliamentary system?
Does studying suspension and damper arrangements have guidelines for child-rearing?
Can the process of tyre wear and braking systems inform therapy for addiction?
Is human depression treatable by learning from the fuel gauge mechanism, the radiator, and the battery?
Is there life after death in a scrap yard?

 

 

 

Driving in the Dark

Driving in the dark, we move cocoons of light,
Carrying thoughts along in front of us.
Our vision is short in the cave of night,
Something small in the future darts across.
At a distant bend another car dawns,
Devouring dark with its dragon’s bright breath,
Lamps search the dim opening they have torn
Into the next world to find their best path.
I feel your light begin its probe of me
Searching for your own future in my dim past,
Yet both searcher and searched we cannot be,
The powerful light makes us both recast.
The dark side of each we try to assess;
What one saw quite well, now two may see less.

Teaser Tuesday: Into the Light by J.G. Sumner

 

Romantic Suspense 
Date Published: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
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Laney Pearson was shot at point blank range…
With the help of his friend and colleague, Dr. Nathan George, Josh Stone managed to save her, giving them both a new start and a second chance at love. But when Laney’s parents try to take their recovering daughter back to Missouri, Josh fears he’ll lose her…possibly forever.
A mysterious stalker and Laney’s family aren’t the only ones who want Josh and Laney apart…
Jillian Stone has struggled with her own demons, always leaning on her brother Josh for support. When she sees him doting on Laney, spending days on end by her hospital bed, Jillian grows increasingly jealous. She pictures a life where Laney is gone and she and Josh can be closer…much closer.
A familiar shadow still threatens the light…
They thought Laney’s stalker was completely erased from their lives, arrested when he tried to kill her. But they find it wasn’t Laney’s ex-boyfriend who tormented her for weeks on end, even if he was the one who pulled the trigger. They are now on the lookout for the real stalker, who becomes braver with each passing day, always in shadows, never creeping into the light…
They fear he might be back to finish what he started…sending Laney to an early grave.
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About the Author

JG Sumner is a Registered Nurse who went rogue.  As good as she was at starting IV’s, she enjoys writing the down the stories in her head even more.  Most of the time the characters won’t stop pestering her until she has them down on paper.
JG can often be found with a glass of red wine or prosecco in front of her computer.  When she’s not creating, she enjoys the outdoors hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, and camping.
JG has a very dry sense of humor, and should never be taken too seriously.  She loves to hear from her fans, and even those who aren’t and would love to hear your opinion on her books.
JG writes romantic suspense/thrillers including: A Shot in the Dark, Into the Light, The Surrender Trilogy including Surrender, Shattered, and Saved which will be available through Limitless Publishing soon.
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