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Delilah and the Deep Blue Sea

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Delilah and the Deep Blue Sea

Michaela Francis

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In the year of 1972, Delilah, young hippy girl from Iowa, wanders over to tour Europe. Traversing the Aegean Sea on a rusty old ferry, Delilah falls overboard unseen and vanishes without trace amidst the archipelago of Greek islands.

Although she is feared lost, Delilah is, in fact, rescued although by somebody quite outside her experience. The creature who saves her from the sea is an enigmatic aquatic and hermaphrodite human who takes Delilah to her own, otherwise uninhabited, island.

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Delilah and the Deep Blue Sea

Michaela Francis

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In the year of 1972, Delilah, young hippy girl from Iowa, wanders over to tour Europe. Traversing the Aegean Sea on a rusty old ferry, Delilah falls overboard unseen and vanishes without trace amidst the archipelago of Greek islands.

Although she is feared lost, Delilah is, in fact, rescued although by somebody quite outside her experience. The creature who saves her from the sea is an enigmatic aquatic and hermaphrodite human who takes Delilah to her own, otherwise uninhabited, island.

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Michaela Francis

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In the year of 1972, Delilah, young hippy girl from Iowa, wanders over to tour Europe. Traversing the Aegean Sea on a rusty old ferry, Delilah falls overboard unseen and vanishes without trace amidst the archipelago of Greek islands.

Although she is feared lost, Delilah is, in fact, rescued although by somebody quite outside her experience. The creature who saves her from the sea is an enigmatic aquatic and hermaphrodite human who takes Delilah to her own, otherwise uninhabited, island.


loveSTRUCK

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Literary vignettes on the everyday. Preface by award-winning author and distinguished scholar Dominique Hecq.

loveSTRUCK

Eugen Bacon

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love is...

a singing tree dancing to a playful breeze, petals strewn on handmade grass pillows, the brand new ‘No!’ from the mouth of a toddler, a swollen river serpenting decades of feud. It is perspective, aspirations, clarity, mystifications, spillage, expositions, scarcity, fragmentations, memorial, variations. It is nonchalant, welcome, poised, uncanny, myriad, wistful.

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loveSTRUCK

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Literary vignettes on the everyday. Preface by award-winning author and distinguished scholar Dominique Hecq.

loveSTRUCK

Eugen Bacon

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love is...

a singing tree dancing to a playful breeze, petals strewn on handmade grass pillows, the brand new ‘No!’ from the mouth of a toddler, a swollen river serpenting decades of feud. It is perspective, aspirations, clarity, mystifications, spillage, expositions, scarcity, fragmentations, memorial, variations. It is nonchalant, welcome, poised, uncanny, myriad, wistful.

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loveSTRUCK

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loveSTRUCK

Eugen Bacon

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love is...

a singing tree dancing to a playful breeze, petals strewn on handmade grass pillows, the brand new ‘No!’ from the mouth of a toddler, a swollen river serpenting decades of feud. It is perspective, aspirations, clarity, mystifications, spillage, expositions, scarcity, fragmentations, memorial, variations. It is nonchalant, welcome, poised, uncanny, myriad, wistful.


Kelly s Full House

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Kelly's Full House

Paddy Kelly

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Genres: Humour, Historical Fiction

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They say everything comes in threes. Here’s three rib tickling tales featuring three characters in three very different time periods and situations.

Kelly’s Full House is a great short story collection that will lift your spirits and help get you through your day by dealing with some of the most taboo subjects – The Press, death and politics.

1. 127 Alden Road

It’s July 1st, 2017 in Provincetown Massachusetts, original landing place of the Pilgrims.

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Kelly s Full House

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      • I found this book as 3 very interesting and comedy stories. My laugh
        was paint full how good this book is. Totally recommend to everyone. I
        buy eBook at first but i buy also paperback because i must have it.  5
        out of 5  (Tomislav P)

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Kelly's Full House

Paddy Kelly

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Genres: Humour, Historical Fiction

They say everything comes in threes. Here’s three rib tickling tales featuring three characters in three very different time periods and situations.

Kelly’s Full House is a great short story collection that will lift your spirits and help get you through your day by dealing with some of the most taboo subjects – The Press, death and politics.

1. 127 Alden Road

It’s July 1st, 2017 in Provincetown Massachusetts, original landing place of the Pilgrims.

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Kelly s Full House

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      • I found this book as 3 very interesting and comedy stories.
        My laugh was paint full how good this book is. Totally
        recommend to everyone. I buy eBook at first but i buy also
        paperback because i must have it.  5 out of 5  (Tomislav P)

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Kelly's Full House

Paddy Kelly

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Genres: Humour, Historical Fiction

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They say everything comes in threes. Here’s three rib tickling tales featuring three characters in three very different time periods and situations.

Kelly’s Full House is a great short story collection that will lift your spirits and help get you through your day by dealing with some of the most taboo subjects – The Press, death and politics.

1. 127 Alden Road

It’s July 1st, 2017 in Provincetown Massachusetts, original landing place of the Pilgrims.


Thirteen Wicked Tales

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Thirteen Wicked Tales

Eugen Bacon & E Don Harpe

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Two authors, thirteen stories, a collection of literary speculative fiction. Wicked tales geared for strangeness.

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Thirteen Wicked Tales

Eugen Bacon & E Don Harpe

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Two authors, thirteen stories, a collection of literary speculative fiction. Wicked tales geared for strangeness.

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Thirteen Wicked Tales

Eugen Bacon & E Don Harpe

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Two authors, thirteen stories, a collection of literary speculative fiction. Wicked tales geared for strangeness.


There s An App For That

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There's An App For That

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Paddy Kelly

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From the author of the political, historical novels Operation Underworld, The American Way and The Wolves of Calabria comes a tongue-in-cheek look, punctuated with serious overtones, at some of the main events of the past which have strained, shaped and directed the course of Western culture of the Sixties and Seventies.

This collection of short stories and essays takes a private and personal POV at various events which, although experienced by the author, have affected tens of thousands.

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There s An App For That

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There's An App For That

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Paddy Kelly

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From the author of the political, historical novels Operation Underworld, The American Way and The Wolves of Calabria comes a tongue-in-cheek look, punctuated with serious overtones, at some of the main events of the past which have strained, shaped and directed the course of Western culture of the Sixties and Seventies.

This collection of short stories and essays takes a private and personal POV at various events which, although experienced by the author, have affected tens of thousands.

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There s An App For That

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There's An App For That

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Paddy Kelly

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Genres: Historical Fiction, Humour

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From the author of the political, historical novels Operation Underworld, The American Way and The Wolves of Calabria comes a tongue-in-cheek look, punctuated with serious overtones, at some of the main events of the past which have strained, shaped and directed the course of Western culture of the Sixties and Seventies.

This collection of short stories and essays takes a private and personal POV at various events which, although experienced by the author, have affected tens of thousands.


Gray Tide 2 (2nd Edition)

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Tidal Effects

Andrew J. Heller

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Tidal Effects is the sequel to Gray Tide in the East, the popular alternate history of the First World War. In Gray Tide, the Germans cancel their planned invasion of Belgium in 1914, turning their armies eastward to crush Russia without interference from Great Britain or the United States. Tidal Effects picks up the story in 1923. In High Tide, the U.S. discovers that Germany is building a secret naval base on Martinique, which they acquired from France as part of the peace settlement in 1915. It is a clear challenge to U.S.

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Gray Tide 2 (2nd Edition)

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Gray Tide 2 (2nd Edition)

Tidal Effects

Andrew J. Heller

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Genres: General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Tidal Effects is the sequel to Gray Tide in the East, the popular alternate history of the First World War. In Gray Tide, the Germans cancel their planned invasion of Belgium in 1914, turning their armies eastward to crush Russia without interference from Great Britain or the United States. Tidal Effects picks up the story in 1923. In High Tide, the U.S. discovers that Germany is building a secret naval base on Martinique, which they acquired from France as part of the peace settlement in 1915. It is a clear challenge to U.S.

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Gray Tide 2 (2nd Edition)

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Gray Tide 2 (2nd Edition)

Tidal Effects

Andrew J. Heller

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Tidal Effects is the sequel to Gray Tide in the East, the popular alternate history of the First World War. In Gray Tide, the Germans cancel their planned invasion of Belgium in 1914, turning their armies eastward to crush Russia without interference from Great Britain or the United States. Tidal Effects picks up the story in 1923. In High Tide, the U.S. discovers that Germany is building a secret naval base on Martinique, which they acquired from France as part of the peace settlement in 1915. It is a clear challenge to U.S.


Vampire-Tech : Outbreak

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Vampire-Tech : Outbreak

Bryan Romer

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The third volume of the Vampire-Tech series.

The full scale and cunning of Master Werewolf Viktor Tiranul's plan is revealed, which includes the death of test pilot and newly created vampire Tara Harker and her partner John Seward, otherwise known to the world as Dracula.

Both sides are powered by ancient alien technology, and their clash brings death and terror to both Britain and the United States, spiralling quickly out of control and filling the streets of London and Washington D.C. with blood.

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Vampire-Tech : Outbreak

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Vampire-Tech : Outbreak

Bryan Romer

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The third volume of the Vampire-Tech series.

The full scale and cunning of Master Werewolf Viktor Tiranul's plan is revealed, which includes the death of test pilot and newly created vampire Tara Harker and her partner John Seward, otherwise known to the world as Dracula.

Both sides are powered by ancient alien technology, and their clash brings death and terror to both Britain and the United States, spiralling quickly out of control and filling the streets of London and Washington D.C. with blood.

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Vampire-Tech : Outbreak

Bryan Romer

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The third volume of the Vampire-Tech series.

The full scale and cunning of Master Werewolf Viktor Tiranul's plan is revealed, which includes the death of test pilot and newly created vampire Tara Harker and her partner John Seward, otherwise known to the world as Dracula.

Both sides are powered by ancient alien technology, and their clash brings death and terror to both Britain and the United States, spiralling quickly out of control and filling the streets of London and Washington D.C. with blood.


American Rhetoric

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Paddy's back with more of his inimitable style of wit and charm!

American Rhetoric

Paddy Kelly

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Through shear dint of effort, Ronald Lump the third, now in his fourth and last term as president, had with tireless campaigning and unprecedented cooperation in both the House and the Senate, been able to whittle away at the 3% who controlled 97% of the wealth. He got it down to 1%. Worse yet, of the 47 candidates who intend to run for office to replace him none are qualified.

America was in trouble. Again.

However it is in Central Middleville, Ohio, a place where everyday life is abnormally normal, there resides a real hero.

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American Rhetoric

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Paddy's back with more of his inimitable style of wit and charm!

American Rhetoric

Paddy Kelly

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Genres: General Fiction, Humour

Through shear dint of effort, Ronald Lump the third, now in his fourth and last term as president, had with tireless campaigning and unprecedented cooperation in both the House and the Senate, been able to whittle away at the 3% who controlled 97% of the wealth. He got it down to 1%. Worse yet, of the 47 candidates who intend to run for office to replace him none are qualified.

America was in trouble. Again.

However it is in Central Middleville, Ohio, a place where everyday life is abnormally normal, there resides a real hero.

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American Rhetoric

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Paddy's back with more of his inimitable style of wit and charm!

American Rhetoric

Paddy Kelly

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Through shear dint of effort, Ronald Lump the third, now in his fourth and last term as president, had with tireless campaigning and unprecedented cooperation in both the House and the Senate, been able to whittle away at the 3% who controlled 97% of the wealth. He got it down to 1%. Worse yet, of the 47 candidates who intend to run for office to replace him none are qualified.

America was in trouble. Again.

However it is in Central Middleville, Ohio, a place where everyday life is abnormally normal, there resides a real hero.


Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

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Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

An alternate history of the First World War

Andrew J. Heller

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August 1, 1914, Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm II cancels the German invasion of Belgium over the objections of his generals, sending his armies East against Russia instead of West to France, and sets off a chain of events that will radically change the course of modern history.

Gray Tide in the East is the best-selling counterfactual history of the First World War, if the Germans had not invaded Belgium in 1914 and thereby brought Great Britain and, eventually, the United States into the war.

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Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

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Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

An alternate history of the First World War

Andrew J. Heller

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Genres: Historical Fiction, General Fiction

August 1, 1914, Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm II cancels the German invasion of Belgium over the objections of his generals, sending his armies East against Russia instead of West to France, and sets off a chain of events that will radically change the course of modern history.

Gray Tide in the East is the best-selling counterfactual history of the First World War, if the Germans had not invaded Belgium in 1914 and thereby brought Great Britain and, eventually, the United States into the war.

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Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

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Gray Tide In The East (2nd Edition)

An alternate history of the First World War

Andrew J. Heller

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August 1, 1914, Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm II cancels the German invasion of Belgium over the objections of his generals, sending his armies East against Russia instead of West to France, and sets off a chain of events that will radically change the course of modern history.

Gray Tide in the East is the best-selling counterfactual history of the First World War, if the Germans had not invaded Belgium in 1914 and thereby brought Great Britain and, eventually, the United States into the war.


Stars, Hide Your Fires

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Stars, Hide Your Fires

James C Rocks

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A four-year war has raged across the colonised worlds of The Extent. Nations reel from violence and betrayal and the Skean Republic stands alone. Despite fierce diplomatic negotiations, tensions rise while, bordering the huge region of empty space known as The Abyssal Void, the conflict threatens the nation of Akatsu.

A young, wealthy socialite and ex-assassin has grown up on Hiroshi and now lives in the famed floating city of Yori. Working for Akatsu's secretive science team, Kagaku-sha Chimu, she strives to save her planet from the hated United Colonial Systems.

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Stars, Hide Your Fires

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Stars, Hide Your Fires

James C Rocks

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A four-year war has raged across the colonised worlds of The Extent. Nations reel from violence and betrayal and the Skean Republic stands alone. Despite fierce diplomatic negotiations, tensions rise while, bordering the huge region of empty space known as The Abyssal Void, the conflict threatens the nation of Akatsu.

A young, wealthy socialite and ex-assassin has grown up on Hiroshi and now lives in the famed floating city of Yori. Working for Akatsu's secretive science team, Kagaku-sha Chimu, she strives to save her planet from the hated United Colonial Systems.

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Stars, Hide Your Fires

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Stars, Hide Your Fires

James C Rocks

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A four-year war has raged across the colonised worlds of The Extent. Nations reel from violence and betrayal and the Skean Republic stands alone. Despite fierce diplomatic negotiations, tensions rise while, bordering the huge region of empty space known as The Abyssal Void, the conflict threatens the nation of Akatsu.

A young, wealthy socialite and ex-assassin has grown up on Hiroshi and now lives in the famed floating city of Yori. Working for Akatsu's secretive science team, Kagaku-sha Chimu, she strives to save her planet from the hated United Colonial Systems.


Check Mate

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Check Mate

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Michelle Knight

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This is an audio book. Run time is approx. 05 Hrs 05 Mins 51 Secs . There are 18, parts to download and the total download size is approx. 109.2 Mb

Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...

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Check Mate

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Check Mate

The Audio Book

Michelle Knight

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Genres: Science Fiction, Humour

Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...

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Check Mate

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Check Mate

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Michelle Knight

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Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...


The Rescue of Beloved

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World War 3 looks imminent!

The Rescue of Beloved

Mirror-Walker II

Mitchell Micone

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David Malone’s special skill of going through mirrors to find people enabled him to rescue the First Lady when she was kidnapped by an unknown group bent on starting a war with China. That sinister group is back with plan B. This time, however, they are making sure that David can’t derail their evil plans. Their first step as they move to put their new plan into action is to kidnap David and lock him away under twenty-four hour guard someplace where there are no mirrors and no shiny surfaces.

What they didn’t realize was that David was not alone when they struck.

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The Rescue of Beloved

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The Rescue of Beloved

Mirror-Walker II

Mitchell Micone

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Genres: General Fiction, Action/Adventure

David Malone’s special skill of going through mirrors to find people enabled him to rescue the First Lady when she was kidnapped by an unknown group bent on starting a war with China. That sinister group is back with plan B. This time, however, they are making sure that David can’t derail their evil plans. Their first step as they move to put their new plan into action is to kidnap David and lock him away under twenty-four hour guard someplace where there are no mirrors and no shiny surfaces.

What they didn’t realize was that David was not alone when they struck.

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The Rescue of Beloved

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The Rescue of Beloved

Mirror-Walker II

Mitchell Micone

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David Malone’s special skill of going through mirrors to find people enabled him to rescue the First Lady when she was kidnapped by an unknown group bent on starting a war with China. That sinister group is back with plan B. This time, however, they are making sure that David can’t derail their evil plans. Their first step as they move to put their new plan into action is to kidnap David and lock him away under twenty-four hour guard someplace where there are no mirrors and no shiny surfaces.

What they didn’t realize was that David was not alone when they struck.


Tentacles of Terror

    • Average 5.0 from 3 ratings
      • An Awesome read.  The story is engrossing and the characters are very
        real.  The various locations in which the story is set are wonderfully
        described.  5 out of 5  (Brendon)
      • This book is a great read.  The author has done a great deal of
        research to create a most engaging story.  The characters are so very
        real that you can really understand their thinking.  There are many
        unexpected twists and turns.  I like the way he mentions a fact
        unobtrusively early in the story which has unexpected and huge
        repercussions later on.   5 out of 5  (Neva)
      • This fast paced thriller will keep the reader enthralled at every
        twist and turn. The author has drawn on his personal experience and
        superior research skills to give us a racy plot interwoven with
        international intrigue.  He allows us to have a sneak peek into the
        truly terrifying world of the terrorist political scene that many of
        us would never know existed.
        
        The characters leap off the page and the James Bond style protagonist
        is the sort that men want to be… and women want to be with. This book
        provides an interwoven plot that is part love story with a thriller,
        political controversy and murder mystery style. Multiple plots combine
        whilst exploring the double lives of the characters where love,
        revenge and betrayal are a part of their everyday existence.
        
        All in all, a riveting novel full of knife edge suspense.
          5 out of 5  (SCole)

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A young woman's terror when faced with murder and worse

Tentacles of Terror

A young woman incurs the wrath of a jihad group

Bruce Herbert Scott

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Tough ex-cop Laurie (Truck) Hudson just wants a quiet life making money and enjoying the women of Indonesia. Unexpectedly, he finds himself rescuing a beautiful young woman from the evil tentacles of a rogue jihadist group working within the Indonesian security agency. In his efforts to get her to safety he discovers just how these tentacles reach well beyond the shores of Indonesia and into the wider world. Together the couple face constant danger while the love grows between the relationship shy cop and this sexually adventurous and brave young woman.

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Tentacles of Terror

    • Average 5.0 from 3 ratings
      • An Awesome read.  The story is engrossing and the characters are very
        real.  The various locations in which the story is set are wonderfully
        described.  5 out of 5  (Brendon)
      • This book is a great read.  The author has done a great deal of
        research to create a most engaging story.  The characters are so very
        real that you can really understand their thinking.  There are many
        unexpected twists and turns.  I like the way he mentions a fact
        unobtrusively early in the story which has unexpected and huge
        repercussions later on.   5 out of 5  (Neva)
      • This fast paced thriller will keep the reader enthralled at every
        twist and turn. The author has drawn on his personal experience and
        superior research skills to give us a racy plot interwoven with
        international intrigue.  He allows us to have a sneak peek into the
        truly terrifying world of the terrorist political scene that many of
        us would never know existed.
        
        The characters leap off the page and the James Bond style protagonist
        is the sort that men want to be… and women want to be with. This book
        provides an interwoven plot that is part love story with a thriller,
        political controversy and murder mystery style. Multiple plots combine
        whilst exploring the double lives of the characters where love,
        revenge and betrayal are a part of their everyday existence.
        
        All in all, a riveting novel full of knife edge suspense.
          5 out of 5  (SCole)

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A young woman's terror when faced with murder and worse

Tentacles of Terror

A young woman incurs the wrath of a jihad group

Bruce Herbert Scott

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Genres: Action/Adventure, Thrillers/Suspense

Tough ex-cop Laurie (Truck) Hudson just wants a quiet life making money and enjoying the women of Indonesia. Unexpectedly, he finds himself rescuing a beautiful young woman from the evil tentacles of a rogue jihadist group working within the Indonesian security agency. In his efforts to get her to safety he discovers just how these tentacles reach well beyond the shores of Indonesia and into the wider world. Together the couple face constant danger while the love grows between the relationship shy cop and this sexually adventurous and brave young woman.

Words: 55528

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Tentacles of Terror

    • Average 5.0 from 3 ratings
      • An Awesome read.  The story is engrossing and the characters
        are very real.  The various locations in which the story is
        set are wonderfully described.  5 out of 5  (Brendon)
      • This book is a great read.  The author has done a great deal
        of research to create a most engaging story.  The characters
        are so very real that you can really understand their
        thinking.  There are many unexpected twists and turns.  I
        like the way he mentions a fact unobtrusively early in the
        story which has unexpected and huge repercussions later on. 
         5 out of 5  (Neva)
      • This fast paced thriller will keep the reader enthralled at
        every twist and turn. The author has drawn on his personal
        experience and superior research skills to give us a racy
        plot interwoven with international intrigue.  He allows us
        to have a sneak peek into the truly terrifying world of the
        terrorist political scene that many of us would never know
        existed.
        
        The characters leap off the page and the James Bond style
        protagonist is the sort that men want to be… and women want
        to be with. This book provides an interwoven plot that is
        part love story with a thriller, political controversy and
        murder mystery style. Multiple plots combine whilst
        exploring the double lives of the characters where love,
        revenge and betrayal are a part of their everyday
        existence.
        
        All in all, a riveting novel full of knife edge suspense.
          5 out of 5  (SCole)

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A young woman's terror when faced with murder and worse

Tentacles of Terror

A young woman incurs the wrath of a jihad group

Bruce Herbert Scott

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Genres: Action/Adventure, Thrillers/Suspense

Words: 55528

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Tough ex-cop Laurie (Truck) Hudson just wants a quiet life making money and enjoying the women of Indonesia. Unexpectedly, he finds himself rescuing a beautiful young woman from the evil tentacles of a rogue jihadist group working within the Indonesian security agency. In his efforts to get her to safety he discovers just how these tentacles reach well beyond the shores of Indonesia and into the wider world. Together the couple face constant danger while the love grows between the relationship shy cop and this sexually adventurous and brave young woman.


Realms of Beliar

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Realms of Beliar

Book 1 - The Sword Myndarit

Andrew Arrowsmith

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The world is Rigantona. It's on a different Plane of Existence from our Earth – a rather better one because there the rules of magic work.

There is a Gate that links the two worlds, though they are many Planes apart. It operates randomly, when at all, and it's much easier to get there from here – usually by accident – than it is to get here from there. Thus most creatures found here – for instance humans – are also found there. But then there are the others...

Rigantona has two continents. On one is the Empire – ancient, mainly benevolent, wealthy.

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Realms of Beliar

Book 1 - The Sword Myndarit

Andrew Arrowsmith

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Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure

The world is Rigantona. It's on a different Plane of Existence from our Earth – a rather better one because there the rules of magic work.

There is a Gate that links the two worlds, though they are many Planes apart. It operates randomly, when at all, and it's much easier to get there from here – usually by accident – than it is to get here from there. Thus most creatures found here – for instance humans – are also found there. But then there are the others...

Rigantona has two continents. On one is the Empire – ancient, mainly benevolent, wealthy.

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Realms of Beliar

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Realms of Beliar

Book 1 - The Sword Myndarit

Andrew Arrowsmith

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Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Words: 158400

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The world is Rigantona. It's on a different Plane of Existence from our Earth – a rather better one because there the rules of magic work.

There is a Gate that links the two worlds, though they are many Planes apart. It operates randomly, when at all, and it's much easier to get there from here – usually by accident – than it is to get here from there. Thus most creatures found here – for instance humans – are also found there. But then there are the others...

Rigantona has two continents. On one is the Empire – ancient, mainly benevolent, wealthy.


The President s Wife is Missing

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The President's Wife is Missing

Mirror-Walker I

Mitchell Micone

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David Malone is a private detective with a unique specialty–he can find anyone, anywhere in the world providing he has a picture of them, he knows their name, and they are near a mirror. They have to be near a mirror because he finds them by staring into the special mirror on his bedroom wall and coming out near them as a mirror walker.

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The President s Wife is Missing

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The President's Wife is Missing

Mirror-Walker I

Mitchell Micone

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David Malone is a private detective with a unique specialty–he can find anyone, anywhere in the world providing he has a picture of them, he knows their name, and they are near a mirror. They have to be near a mirror because he finds them by staring into the special mirror on his bedroom wall and coming out near them as a mirror walker.

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The President's Wife is Missing

Mirror-Walker I

Mitchell Micone

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David Malone is a private detective with a unique specialty–he can find anyone, anywhere in the world providing he has a picture of them, he knows their name, and they are near a mirror. They have to be near a mirror because he finds them by staring into the special mirror on his bedroom wall and coming out near them as a mirror walker.


G.E.N.I.E.

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G.E.N.I.E.

Michelle Knight

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The only lesson we learn from history, is that we are doomed to repeat it. A third world war devastated the planet but from it, a new order emerged along with a different way of governance. Chemical warfare had wrecked havoc not only with the earth and the sources of food, but also with the animals and humans that survived. The Genetic Engine for Neurological Information Evaluation was created, to speed up research in to the problems that were being faced, but when logic and biology are combined in new ways, the unexpected was always bound to happen.

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G.E.N.I.E.

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G.E.N.I.E.

Michelle Knight

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The only lesson we learn from history, is that we are doomed to repeat it. A third world war devastated the planet but from it, a new order emerged along with a different way of governance. Chemical warfare had wrecked havoc not only with the earth and the sources of food, but also with the animals and humans that survived. The Genetic Engine for Neurological Information Evaluation was created, to speed up research in to the problems that were being faced, but when logic and biology are combined in new ways, the unexpected was always bound to happen.

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G.E.N.I.E.

Michelle Knight

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The only lesson we learn from history, is that we are doomed to repeat it. A third world war devastated the planet but from it, a new order emerged along with a different way of governance. Chemical warfare had wrecked havoc not only with the earth and the sources of food, but also with the animals and humans that survived. The Genetic Engine for Neurological Information Evaluation was created, to speed up research in to the problems that were being faced, but when logic and biology are combined in new ways, the unexpected was always bound to happen.


The Art of The Con

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NEVER TRY AND CON A CON MAN

The Art of The Con

Milton Cust

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A greedy private eye thinks he can pull one over on an elderly man who is near death. Read about his antics as he attempts to collect a bundle for finding his long, lost family.

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The Art of The Con

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NEVER TRY AND CON A CON MAN

The Art of The Con

Milton Cust

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A greedy private eye thinks he can pull one over on an elderly man who is near death. Read about his antics as he attempts to collect a bundle for finding his long, lost family.

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NEVER TRY AND CON A CON MAN

The Art of The Con

Milton Cust

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A greedy private eye thinks he can pull one over on an elderly man who is near death. Read about his antics as he attempts to collect a bundle for finding his long, lost family.


The Enchanter s Torment

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The Enchanter's Torment

Phillip L. Ramsay

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Cursed by an obscure, depraved and ruthless Cult five hundred years ago, can the last two members of the Baron family engage in a battle of wits and occultism and destroy their nemesis?

Knowing that if they fail they will lose not just their lives but their very souls, their only hope lies in understanding the forces unleashed by their ancestor five hundred years earlier—an act of witchcraft which resulted in his gory death and the eternal curse upon his entire family.

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Phillip L. Ramsay

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Cursed by an obscure, depraved and ruthless Cult five hundred years ago, can the last two members of the Baron family engage in a battle of wits and occultism and destroy their nemesis?

Knowing that if they fail they will lose not just their lives but their very souls, their only hope lies in understanding the forces unleashed by their ancestor five hundred years earlier—an act of witchcraft which resulted in his gory death and the eternal curse upon his entire family.

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Phillip L. Ramsay

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Cursed by an obscure, depraved and ruthless Cult five hundred years ago, can the last two members of the Baron family engage in a battle of wits and occultism and destroy their nemesis?

Knowing that if they fail they will lose not just their lives but their very souls, their only hope lies in understanding the forces unleashed by their ancestor five hundred years earlier—an act of witchcraft which resulted in his gory death and the eternal curse upon his entire family.


Love Refound

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Love Refound

Will Buster

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This is a story about one of my old friends from the Viet Nam era. He’s passed away recently from a sudden stroke but about a year before he passed, he was kind enough to tell me his life’s pilgrimage. Of course, it is an honor to retell the story of this brave veteran who put his life at risk many times for his country. It was not his fault that the war in Southeast Asia turned out to be a tragic mistake.

Naturally, the names and places have been changed to protect individual confidentiality per his request.

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Love Refound

Will Buster

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This is a story about one of my old friends from the Viet Nam era. He’s passed away recently from a sudden stroke but about a year before he passed, he was kind enough to tell me his life’s pilgrimage. Of course, it is an honor to retell the story of this brave veteran who put his life at risk many times for his country. It was not his fault that the war in Southeast Asia turned out to be a tragic mistake.

Naturally, the names and places have been changed to protect individual confidentiality per his request.

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Love Refound

Will Buster

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This is a story about one of my old friends from the Viet Nam era. He’s passed away recently from a sudden stroke but about a year before he passed, he was kind enough to tell me his life’s pilgrimage. Of course, it is an honor to retell the story of this brave veteran who put his life at risk many times for his country. It was not his fault that the war in Southeast Asia turned out to be a tragic mistake.

Naturally, the names and places have been changed to protect individual confidentiality per his request.


Check Mate

    • Average 4.0 from 1 ratings
      • From jbgarner58.wordpress.com:
        
        Happy coincidence has brought a recently-released dish onto this
        reviewer’s plate today.  The chef, Michelle Knight (interviewed here),
        was already in my review queue for some time now with an older recipe
        but, as her newest book came up for sale, I decided to take up this
        newest dish instead.  So is this near-future military sci-fi with a
        side of wit and comedy make for a fabulous meal or some bland tinned
        biscuits?
        
        Before we cut open the MRE package, let us recite the Starving Review
        creed:
        
        I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the
        genre
        I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.
        
        Here’s the rub, my literary foodies, there’s a fine line between using
        humor to flavor a serious dish and overseasoning with humor to ruin a
        dish.  Comedy, especially dark comedy, is hard.  Good comedy is even
        harder.  So, let me put this particular dog to bed and say that the
        sugary sprinkles of comedy are properly used in this piece.  There is
        a certain Doctor Strangelove sort of feel to the comedic elements, as
        well as that dry British wit to the whole affair, and it sits well in
        this Reviewer’s stomach.
        
        With that clear, let’s attack the rest of the components of this meal.
         Check Mate presents a diverse cast of characters and handles those
        characters quite well.  Even the occasional stock minor characters is
        gifted with a particular spark of flavor that makes them just a bit
        more three-dimensional.  There was obviously care taken by the chef to
        make the characters more than the title of their jobs, no matter how
        stereotypical they may seem at first blush, and that defiance of
        stereotype is appreciated.
        
        The plot takes some interesting turns in the classic recipe of
        ‘military-killer-robot-goes-haywire’ (and yes, that IS a classic by
        this point!) while keeping its feet grounded in the realm of
        near-future technology.  The initial start is a bit more mellow than I
        expected it would be.  In fact, it veers dangerously close to an
        extended info-dump, yet it wasn’t to the point of off-putting.  It was
        a thick crust of necessary exposition but, past that initial bit, the
        pacing turns into a even and consistent flow of action and events,
        leading to a rather enjoyable final course.
        
        Stylistically, Check Mate is solid.  Once it hits its stride, the
        courses come along well, properly seasoned, with dutiful wordsmithing.
         If I have any stylistic complaints, it’s the occasional slip of
        British turns-of-phrase in a distinctly American setting.  Naturally,
        most readers probably won’t catch these, as I barely did and I’m a bit
        of an Anglophile, so I don’t see this detracting from most people’s
        meals.
        
        My one real quibble with this particular meal is I wish there was a
        bit more done from the haywire military robot’s point-of-view.  Not
        much, but there were a few bits early on that gives the reader some
        flashes of what is going on and I found those particularly brilliant
        while not giving away the overarching plot.  Some more scenes like
        that I think would have added a bit of needed spice at points during
        the last half of the book (into which I can delve no deeper because
        SPOILERS!).
        
        To bring it all together, Check Mate is a tasty near-future military
        romp mixing some dark comedy with killer robots!  It’s not *quite*
        perfect, but it’s really quite good and I can gladly recommend this
        meal to any lover of science-fiction or enjoys a splash of distinctly
        British dark humor with their meals!  Remember, again, to check out
        the Starving Interview to get a glimpse into the mind behind the
        book.
        
        FINAL VERDICT: **** (A tasty near-future military romp mixing some
        dark comedy with killer robots!)  4 out of 5  (visitor)

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Michelle Knight

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Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...

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Check Mate

    • Average 4.0 from 1 ratings
      • From jbgarner58.wordpress.com:
        
        Happy coincidence has brought a recently-released dish onto this
        reviewer’s plate today.  The chef, Michelle Knight (interviewed here),
        was already in my review queue for some time now with an older recipe
        but, as her newest book came up for sale, I decided to take up this
        newest dish instead.  So is this near-future military sci-fi with a
        side of wit and comedy make for a fabulous meal or some bland tinned
        biscuits?
        
        Before we cut open the MRE package, let us recite the Starving Review
        creed:
        
        I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the
        genre
        I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.
        
        Here’s the rub, my literary foodies, there’s a fine line between using
        humor to flavor a serious dish and overseasoning with humor to ruin a
        dish.  Comedy, especially dark comedy, is hard.  Good comedy is even
        harder.  So, let me put this particular dog to bed and say that the
        sugary sprinkles of comedy are properly used in this piece.  There is
        a certain Doctor Strangelove sort of feel to the comedic elements, as
        well as that dry British wit to the whole affair, and it sits well in
        this Reviewer’s stomach.
        
        With that clear, let’s attack the rest of the components of this meal.
         Check Mate presents a diverse cast of characters and handles those
        characters quite well.  Even the occasional stock minor characters is
        gifted with a particular spark of flavor that makes them just a bit
        more three-dimensional.  There was obviously care taken by the chef to
        make the characters more than the title of their jobs, no matter how
        stereotypical they may seem at first blush, and that defiance of
        stereotype is appreciated.
        
        The plot takes some interesting turns in the classic recipe of
        ‘military-killer-robot-goes-haywire’ (and yes, that IS a classic by
        this point!) while keeping its feet grounded in the realm of
        near-future technology.  The initial start is a bit more mellow than I
        expected it would be.  In fact, it veers dangerously close to an
        extended info-dump, yet it wasn’t to the point of off-putting.  It was
        a thick crust of necessary exposition but, past that initial bit, the
        pacing turns into a even and consistent flow of action and events,
        leading to a rather enjoyable final course.
        
        Stylistically, Check Mate is solid.  Once it hits its stride, the
        courses come along well, properly seasoned, with dutiful wordsmithing.
         If I have any stylistic complaints, it’s the occasional slip of
        British turns-of-phrase in a distinctly American setting.  Naturally,
        most readers probably won’t catch these, as I barely did and I’m a bit
        of an Anglophile, so I don’t see this detracting from most people’s
        meals.
        
        My one real quibble with this particular meal is I wish there was a
        bit more done from the haywire military robot’s point-of-view.  Not
        much, but there were a few bits early on that gives the reader some
        flashes of what is going on and I found those particularly brilliant
        while not giving away the overarching plot.  Some more scenes like
        that I think would have added a bit of needed spice at points during
        the last half of the book (into which I can delve no deeper because
        SPOILERS!).
        
        To bring it all together, Check Mate is a tasty near-future military
        romp mixing some dark comedy with killer robots!  It’s not *quite*
        perfect, but it’s really quite good and I can gladly recommend this
        meal to any lover of science-fiction or enjoys a splash of distinctly
        British dark humor with their meals!  Remember, again, to check out
        the Starving Interview to get a glimpse into the mind behind the
        book.
        
        FINAL VERDICT: **** (A tasty near-future military romp mixing some
        dark comedy with killer robots!)  4 out of 5  (visitor)

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Check Mate

Michelle Knight

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Genres: Science Fiction, Humour

Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...

Words: 52000

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Check Mate

    • Average 4.0 from 1 ratings
      • From jbgarner58.wordpress.com:
        
        Happy coincidence has brought a recently-released dish onto
        this reviewer’s plate today.  The chef, Michelle Knight
        (interviewed here), was already in my review queue for some
        time now with an older recipe but, as her newest book came
        up for sale, I decided to take up this newest dish instead. 
        So is this near-future military sci-fi with a side of wit
        and comedy make for a fabulous meal or some bland tinned
        biscuits?
        
        Before we cut open the MRE package, let us recite the
        Starving Review creed:
        
        I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan
        of the genre
        I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.
        
        Here’s the rub, my literary foodies, there’s a fine line
        between using humor to flavor a serious dish and
        overseasoning with humor to ruin a dish.  Comedy, especially
        dark comedy, is hard.  Good comedy is even harder.  So, let
        me put this particular dog to bed and say that the sugary
        sprinkles of comedy are properly used in this piece.  There
        is a certain Doctor Strangelove sort of feel to the comedic
        elements, as well as that dry British wit to the whole
        affair, and it sits well in this Reviewer’s stomach.
        
        With that clear, let’s attack the rest of the components of
        this meal.  Check Mate presents a diverse cast of characters
        and handles those characters quite well.  Even the
        occasional stock minor characters is gifted with a
        particular spark of flavor that makes them just a bit more
        three-dimensional.  There was obviously care taken by the
        chef to make the characters more than the title of their
        jobs, no matter how stereotypical they may seem at first
        blush, and that defiance of stereotype is appreciated.
        
        The plot takes some interesting turns in the classic recipe
        of ‘military-killer-robot-goes-haywire’ (and yes, that IS a
        classic by this point!) while keeping its feet grounded in
        the realm of near-future technology.  The initial start is a
        bit more mellow than I expected it would be.  In fact, it
        veers dangerously close to an extended info-dump, yet it
        wasn’t to the point of off-putting.  It was a thick crust of
        necessary exposition but, past that initial bit, the pacing
        turns into a even and consistent flow of action and events,
        leading to a rather enjoyable final course.
        
        Stylistically, Check Mate is solid.  Once it hits its
        stride, the courses come along well, properly seasoned, with
        dutiful wordsmithing.  If I have any stylistic complaints,
        it’s the occasional slip of British turns-of-phrase in a
        distinctly American setting.  Naturally, most readers
        probably won’t catch these, as I barely did and I’m a bit of
        an Anglophile, so I don’t see this detracting from most
        people’s meals.
        
        My one real quibble with this particular meal is I wish
        there was a bit more done from the haywire military robot’s
        point-of-view.  Not much, but there were a few bits early on
        that gives the reader some flashes of what is going on and I
        found those particularly brilliant while not giving away the
        overarching plot.  Some more scenes like that I think would
        have added a bit of needed spice at points during the last
        half of the book (into which I can delve no deeper because
        SPOILERS!).
        
        To bring it all together, Check Mate is a tasty near-future
        military romp mixing some dark comedy with killer robots! 
        It’s not *quite* perfect, but it’s really quite good and I
        can gladly recommend this meal to any lover of
        science-fiction or enjoys a splash of distinctly British
        dark humor with their meals!  Remember, again, to check out
        the Starving Interview to get a glimpse into the mind behind
        the book.
        
        FINAL VERDICT: **** (A tasty near-future military romp
        mixing some dark comedy with killer robots!)  4 out of 5 
        (visitor)

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Check Mate

Michelle Knight

Click For Book Page and Excerpt

Genres: Science Fiction, Humour

Words: 52000

Ebook Price: $5.95

Add To Cart

Paperback price: $8.93

Add Paperback To Cart

Life is a game of chess and we have been programming our computers to play it for generations; each time honing the programs to work smarter, faster, with more efficiency and higher accuracy than ever before.

A stroke of fate saw two memory cards being swapped. In a military laboratory, the most powerful game of chess ever written was accidentally loaded in to an experimental, highly agile, weaponised robot. From the moment they hit the run command, that robot had only one purpose ... to win the game...


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