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Missing photos, a missing diary and a missing woman: Three mysteries converge in a new thriller by the award-winning novelist Charles Salzberg in “Swann’s Lake of Despair.”
Where mystery lurks, detective Henry Swann is not far behind.
The offbeat private investigator is back in “Swann’s Lake of Despair,” award-winning author Charles Salzberg’s newest installment in his successful mystery series. This time, Swann is charged with solving three challenging cases when rare photos of bombshell Marilyn Monroe, a scandalous diary and a beautiful woman all disappear. Salzberg’s latest book comes out Oct. 22, 2014.
The story takes off with an offer for Swann to team up with his careless, unreliable frenemy Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-“facilitator” would provide the leads and muscle, while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A missing diary penned by a free-loving jazz flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic photographer, his wife; and he’s hired to search for a lonely writer’s runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial, deadly facts of life for everyone – More >
See what’s cooking when an Irish baker finds love in the Big Apple in romance novel “Tressa” by Barbara T. Cerny.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Tressa, by author Barbara T. Cerny.
Where can a woman escape when she has nowhere else to turn? New York City!
Running away from an abusive husband and the loss of her newborn baby, Tressa O’Daire leaves Dublin, Ireland, for a new start in the Big Apple. A baker by trade, she finds work in New York with the Langley family as a nursemaid to their baby girl. Tressa begins using their oven to start her own business and a new life. Ethan Langley, crippled in a riding accident that left him in a wheelchair, has spent the last eight years in his room hiding away from his family and the hatred of his brother, Heaton. The only bright spot in his life is his sister, Sarah. Then a certain Irish baker arrives and turns his life upside down.
But Ethan and Tressa’s romance hits a snag when the head of the Langley household dies unexpectedly, leaving the business and family fortune to More >
What if time travel was possible? This Sci-Fi Adventure takes part in one of the most important events in history! “The Unveiling: Quest in Time” by Hal Leonard.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, The Unveiling: Quest in Time, by author Hal Leonard.
Given the choice of witnessing any past event, two scientists use their time travel machine to journey back into the reaches of time to see Jesus crucified on the cross and be part of His resurrection.
In the intriguing novel The Unveiling, Ben Stone and his mentor, Bob Peterson, build the time machine and experiment to see its capabilities. In the first book of the series, Ben uses the machine to travel to his mentor’s Pittsburgh home to a time long before they build the machine, so he can inform Bob that their experiment is a success. But his next trip takes him to perhaps the most extraordinary event in history!
The second book in this series begins with Ben’s extraordinary evidence showing his fantastic journey to see Christ’s death. But then Ben becomes trapped inside the tomb just before Jesus’ body is laid More >
Kidnapping, murder and suicide take the spotlight in the fact-based novel “Death on Pause (Based on Actual Events: 2006-2007): The Troy Machalek Diaries” by Derek N. Burnell.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of author Derek N. Burnell’s latest title, Death on Pause (Based on Actual Events: 2006-2007): The Troy Machalek Diaries.
Spanning the world from America to Asia, as it weaves different cultures and criminal activities into a taut crime thriller, Death on Pause is based on a real woman’s living nightmare, and the events that have since dominated her once enviable life.
When Taiwanese model Kaelyn Yen is drugged and held captive by the head of one of America’s top modelling agencies, she realises that the recent deaths in her family were not accidents, but meticulously planned murders carried out by her Triad-affiliated relatives. Kaelyn’s boyfriend joins with the FBI to rescue Kaelyn and bring her extortionists to justice, but not all schemes go according to plan. Resultantly, Kaelyn’s plight escalates into an international pursuit through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Taipei, and Hong Kong. It leads to the torture and murder of Kaelyn’s two best More >
Join the June Bugs as they dip and sway in their very own country dance in “June Bug Jamboree” by Robin Martin Duttmann.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, June Bug Jamboree, by author Robin Martin Duttmann.
Country hoedown is right! Listen to the music, as the bugs (and other creatures) celebrate summer by square dancing, singing, and swaying to the music at their June Bug Jamboree.
This fun children’s book features a country bug hoedown that captures the glory of a sweet summer festival. Children will want to clap and sing along to the book’s wonderfully illustrated, catchy country tune!
The hoedown takes place on a warm summer night in an old country barn down a dusty dirt road. The stars are shining, the music is playing, and the smell of deep-fried chicken and freshly baked pie lingers in the air. Remember: It doesn’t have to be June for June bugs to party!
About the Author:
Robin Martin Duttmann of Amherstburg, Ontario, is an educational assistant with the Catholic School Board. She enjoys her career working with children with varying exceptionalities. She loves to read, write, sail, and spend More >
What was the Civil War like on a personal level? Explore that in these letters from the front in “My Dear Wife and Children: Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer” by Nick K. Adams.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, My Dear Wife and Children: Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer, by author Nick K. Adams.
Filled with poignant images of a soldier’s daily activities, his fears and exhilarations in military conflict, and his thoughts and emotions as war kept him far from his family, these historical letters offer a fascinating insight into the personal experiences of a common soldier in the American Civil War.
What does a man write to his wife and young children when he’s at the front? Does he try to explain why he left them? Which of his experiences can he tell? Should he share his feelings of separation and loneliness? And how does he answer their questions about his return? In this case, the man never returned, and his letters were the last mementos his family had More >
“Slippers in the Oven” by Roberta Aarons is a heart-warming tale of two sisters’ journey towards reconciliation and forgiveness.
After Emma, a successful career woman, steals the husband of her younger sister Ann, a comfortable stay-at-home mother, they are estranged for many years. Reunited again at his funeral and carried away by the emotion of the moment, they impulsively decide to go on holiday together.
Unable to agree on a destination, they eventually compromise on a cruise. But intermixed with thrilling new experiences, unfamiliar destinations and the amusing antics of some of their fellow passengers, Ann and Emma find it difficult to heal their wounds. On board the disconnected, and at times, surreal world of a cruise ship, there are accusations and revelations amid the tears and laughter as they take tentative steps towards a greater understanding of each other and their painful past.
The exploration of a significant contemporary issue, career wife versus mother in the home, wrapped up in an entertaining journey.
“‘Slippers in the Oven’ is an enjoyable read full of engaging characters”
“Cleverly written, a brilliant read…”
About the Author:
Robert Aarons lives in West London. Her interests are theatre, film, athletics (watching!) art, classical music and More >
Author exposes her secret life in new memoir in “Undressing Confessions Naive…Novice…Nymphet” by Sandra Bettencourt.
Undressing Confessions: Explicit New Memoir Trades Fiction for Fact; Taking Readers on Steamy Coming-of-Age Journey of Author.
Written from experience by Sandra Bettencourt, ‘Undressing Confessions’ covers five years of the author’s life that will leave any reader with a pounding heart and sweaty palms. The best bit is that the story is 100% true, boldly contrasting the slew of erotic fiction currently hitting the shelves. From wild sexual experimentation to an inner exploration of female desire, Bettencourt’s story is poised to grip the female audience upon its release later this summer. For Immediate Release
Grimsby, ON – While nobody can deny erotic fiction’s inescapable boom, both critics and readers are crying for wholly unique narratives that don’t succumb to the ‘recycling’ of the same-old concepts. Thankfully, Sandra Bettencourt is bucking the trend with gusto, through an upcoming memoir that is shockingly true.
‘Undressing Confessions’ covers a five-year period where Bettencourt came of age to discover the joys of sex. However, with desires and fantasies that quickly found their way into the bedroom, Bettencourt’s story is an aphrodisiac in its own right.
Sandra is a More >
“Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows” by Andrew Cratsley is an extraordinary fantasy thriller, available where fine books are sold on September 1, 2014.
Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley will be released onSeptember 1, 2014. An inventive and intriguing work of fantasy, Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows will be published in trade paper and eBook editions.
An extraordinary coming-of-age fantasy tale written by a dynamic new voice in the world of fantasy, Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows has garnered high advance praise. Kirkus Reviews notes that Cratsley “believably and authentically develop[s] his characters” and calls the book a “promising debut.” In a Clarion Review, ForeWord Reviews reports that Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows “has all the color, imagination, and drama one might expect from the genre as well as emotional depth.” Moreover, the review states that the book’s “fast pace and gaming-style characteristics may appeal to more reluctant readers and inspire future fantasy enthusiasts.”
At 120 years old, Corinth is young by elf standards. But even as More >
Longtime educator introduces series for children that blends life lessons with entertaining stories in “The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail” by Maureen Stolar Kanefield.
One mouse brings magic to the pages of a new children’s book from longtime educator Maureen Stolar Kanefield to be released this September titled The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail.
Maureen attributes her inspiration for writing the first Maxwell book of a planned series to her personal philosophy. Maureen believes that children should be surrounded with opportunities of all kinds at all levels, and that they should seek and find what interests them. But what is just as important, is having the confidence to rise above anything that impedes their dreams.
In The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail, Maxwell is that character. He overcomes the difficulty of having a tail too long and discovers he is stronger and better because of it, not in spite of it.
“The book is a metaphor to every child’s life,” Maureen explains. “A child will always have to overcome one or more obstacles in their young years. It is finding the strength or ‘magic within’ through positive direction and self-realization that More >