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Unforeseen (Alessandra Powell Book 1)




Alessandra Powell was raised by her grandmother. Not because her parents were dead, but rather because her mother didn't want her and her father wasn't even aware of her existence.

When tragedy struck and her grandmother died, Alessandra was faced with an impossible decision. She could reach out to her father, a prominent political figure in her state and convince him to help her or go into foster care until she's eighteen.

In this installment of the series, we meet Alessandra and follow her life as she goes through all of these life-altering changes.

This is a young adult, coming of age book. In it Alessandra discovers love and her sexuality.

The Alessandra Powell Saga- The Complete Series:

The Truckers

THE TRUCKERS. Tommy Kerrigan and Helmut Knall are uneasy allies dedicated to transforming the nation's largest union, the Truckers International Union, into a progressive force capable of dragging the American labor movement out of the quagmire that is sucking it under. Tommy emerges as a legendary hero experiencing great triumphs and tragedy.

The President's Table

In Roosevelt's White House, one woman finds love and friendship in unexpected places. A short story from the author of The President's Lunch.

Iris McIntosh is many things to many people - advisor to President Roosevelt, friend and confidant to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, lover to one man, and girlfriend to another. But when the flamboyant Alexander Woollcott comes to stay, Iris begins to question everything that she had previously taken for granted. As she struggles to maintain the facade that splits her heart between two men, an unexpected evening with Aleck shows that they have more in common than Iris knew, and a simple game unravels both the mystery surrounding his past and the truth that she has failed to admit, even to herself.

Jenny Bond has worked as a teacher, journalist, copywriter and researcher. Her non-fiction titles have been published in Australia and the USA. Writing about the stories behind great novels led Jenny to write her own first novel, Perfect North (Hachette 2013). Her second novel, The President's Lunch, again incorporates real-life figures with fictional ones, a technique that allows Jenny to imaginatively interpret historical events. While researching the novel, Jenny spent two months in Washington D.C. visiting the places where the Roosevelts lived and worked. She lives with her husband and children in Canberra, Australia's capital. Visit her at

The Great Scottish Land Grab Book 1

The story of how Scotland became independent...

Robert Castle is fighting to save the UK Union when an incident while walking in the Scottish Highlands turns his life upside down.

A search for justice leads Robert to look deep into Scotland's history and what he finds will change not just his life, but the direction of a nation.

Serialized over three books during the summer of 2014, this is Book 1 of The Great Scottish Land Grab.

Book 2: The First Minister is missing... Scotland is divided... The referendum on Scottish independence is in crisis...

Only Robert Castle has a vision for Scotland that could unite both sides in the independence debate.

Sensing that the theft of Scotland's land over many centuries has robbed the people of their opportunity to be independent, Castle fights for a modern day land grab - to reverse the clearances that stole Scotland's land from the people.

Challenging an out of touch parliament, Robert turns government on its head by introducing Cafe Politics - a way for communities to debate and agree their own policies.

Book 3: "We've said all along that the fight for Scotland does not end with the referendum, well it doesn't end with this election either. Scotland has voted for a Land Grab and Scotland is going to get one!"

With these words, Robert Castle declares war on all who would oppose him as he seeks to overturn the injustice of the Highland Clearances.

But how far will Robert go in his determination to overturn the injustice of the Highland Clearances and will he lead Scotland to a better future or into civil war?

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Fiction4theFuture: Free New Fiction

A taster of some of the brightest and best new novels from the rising stars of fiction.

From a time-bending love story to an Irish political drama, from a big American book about talent on the pitch to a hedonistic coming-of-age tale, there is something in here to suit all readers of really good novels. Championed by bestselling authors such as Hilary Mantel, Tash Aw and Patrick Gale, this collection is proudly bought to you by Fourth Estate.

Burn District: A Short Story: Prequel to Burn District the Series

Laura and Mike Davis and their four children build an idyllic life with friends and family nearby in the beautiful Brandywine River Valley. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end soon after Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast. Discovered in wood soaked by seawater, a virus thought to have the potential to decimate the population becomes the excuse to relocate thousands of citizens from beach towns. Fire is the only known way to eradicate the virus.

Rumors spread that napalm is used to burn without evacuating the people. A neighbor warns Laura and Mike that their town is next as the destruction moves inland. Is it a drastic way to halt the spread of disease, or is there another catalyst?

The first novel of the series, Burn District: Yuma will be released November 30, 2014.

The Miliverse

The hit Twitter account comes to eBook!

In a parallel universe, Ed Miliband is Prime Minister and everyone is annoyed at how boring it is.

A short story detailing a small, dull adventure for the would-have-been Prime Minister as he navigates awkward situations in a controversy-starved United Kingdom.

There is no Brexit, no Corbyn, and no clue.

Everything is basically fine.

NSSM 200 - The Milieu Derivative

The Red Dragon stirs. Is it a threat to global stability, or just to the West? The world holds its breath, watches, and waits.

Such grand matters of State don't concern Matt Durham. He has moved into a new house by the coast on Vancouver Island with his partner Grace. Life is comfortable. Life is good. It doesn't get any better than this.

That is until he plucked a woman's body from the sea. Now it would begin. The discovery prompts a desperate call for help. Not just any call but one from an old foe, now wishing to befriend him for mutually beneficial reasons. Grace told him to ignore the caller. The same person had not so long ago tried to have Matt killed; except there is a life at stake, the life of someone important to him. Compelled to accept the invitation and believing the task at hand to be relatively uncomplicated he all too soon grasps the gravity of the situation and realises he should have known better. Nothing about this past adversary is ever straightforward.

Matt is unwittingly plunged into a dark world he doesn't understand, one of political intrigue and manipulation, bringing him into contact with the widow of a man he killed, a woman he must now deceive. The further he delves, the muddier the waters become and he begins to understand his adversary has involved him in a plot far bigger than he could have imagined, a conspiracy which leads to the heart of the US Administration.

Now he must find a way out. But to succeed he must compromise both himself and his ideals by making alliances with people he cannot trust, by deceiving the innocent, and by testing the loyalties of those closest. Matt must call upon all his reserves of strength and courage relying on nothing other than his wit and cunning.

He must risk everything to get to the truth; to reach the end game.

Murran: Chapters 1 - 3

Find out why Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson wouldn't want you to read this book...

Trey wanted to belong. He wanted respect. He wanted to be a man. With his father dead and his mother a drug addict, Trey and his sister Nichelle are forced to go live with their grandmother in Brooklyn. Surrounded by inner-city crime and conflicting ideologies, Trey seeks security and recognition by becoming a member of a small street crew. When he's framed for a crime and facing prison, Trey flees to a Maasai village in Kenya with his English teacher and mentor, Mr. Jackson. though initially repulsed by the Maasai customs, Trey slowly comes to value their traditions and morals. As he goes through the Maasai warriors' rite of passage becoming one of their own, he learns what Black African culture is truly about. Only after confronting lions, disapproving Maasai elders, and his own fears does Trey begin to understand that men are made and not born. Honest and unafraid, Murran is a tale of a young African-American teen coming of age amidst the pitfalls and threats of a 1980s Brooklyn. What he learns along the way could possibly lead his community toward a cultural revival.


An angry world is divided between the clean green new economies (China, India,Europe), and the old fossil fuel economies (Russia, US, Australia) spewing forth pollution into the atmosphere. If you are a fan of Stieg Larsson and political action thrillers then this book is for you. How far would you go to save the planet? An island country - isolated - how will it survive ? As an island economy, Australia is unique. Highly dependent on trade in fossil fuels. No longer totally self-sufficient in food, it has to import it. Kylie's group is funded by the new economies, and now they are moving to eliminate the Australian problem.

Set in Melbourne, Australia, the effects of climate change are apparent through the hot summers, and the city being filled with refugees from the north. But it is all about to get much much worse very quickly.

Colin, from security, is charged with destroying Kylie's group. Colin has already killed several of Kylie's group. Now he wants the rest of them. All the time another group, W4, has set itself the task of simply killing as many Westerners as possible.

The group is preparing for a new push as Andrew signs up to join. Until he receives the message "..your daughter needs you...". What daughter?

2023 is a thriller in the world of active climate change. It is not environmental catastrophe that is center st

age. It is the battle between the two economies. The battle between two sets of ideas. How far would you go to save the planet ?

The most controversial book you will read this year.

All proceeds from the sale of 2023 are donated to charities promoting renewable energy.

Milieu Dawn

First there were the missing funds. Then a murderous attempt on a friend as a plane went missing in the sea. Next, it was the turn of the night intruders. What were the chances of such happenings being unconnected, or were they merely a series of unfortunate events?

Matt Durham was trying, unsuccessfully, to rebuild his life. He had returned to Victoria after the mysterious deaths of his friends, and now lived alone. The community treated him largely with suspicion and distrust, particularly as he had inherited the estate of one such friend. To many, this seemed to hold sinister undertones. So he couldn't be sure who, exactly, was behind the series of misfortunes that befell him.

His subsequent investigation would lead him down a path that would force Matt to confront his past once more. A past he was trying hard to forget. And as the layers of deceit are revealed, Matt determines he must put an end to the dark forces in play against him once and for all.

Of A World That Doesn't Care

It is the spring of 1980 and Margaret Thatcher is in power. 16-year-old Rickie Stone will be leaving school in three month's time. In the same boat as the vast majority of school leavers, he will leave school not to get a job but to join the ever-lengthening dole queue. Most of the kids have only a future of social security benefits. Most will be compelled to face the emptiness of unemployment. Most will be doomed to hang around street corners out of pure boredom and frustration and feelings of rejection. Most will be constrained to walking the streets before their working lives have even begun. Some will be led to crime. As a protest against the present job situation, Rickie plans to do something about it.

Campaign Promises: A Lucy Bricker Novella

Comedy writer and award-winning novelist Laurel Osterkamp has written a funny and moving novella about life, love, and politics as seen through the unique lens of Lucy Jones, a quintessential girl-next-door who is obsessed with political campaigns. Liberal, idealistic, and struggling to find her way, Lucy has an easier time believing in causes than she does in herself. But in the midst of analyzing the mistakes made by past political candidates, Lucy attempts to figure out her own choices when it comes to both her private and public life. There's her high school sweetheart Jack, Monty, Jack's magnetic older brother, and her politician boyfriend, Drew. Can any of these men offer Lucy a campaign promise to believe in?

This 19,000 word novella (roughly 60 print-book pages) spans twenty years and offers five slice-of-life vignettes in the life of Lucy Jones:

--The Prom and John Bayard Anderson

--The Wedding and Gary Hart

--The Funeral and Paul Wellstone

--The Baby Shower and Pat Schroeder

--The High School Reunion and Michele Bachmann

*Note - This book has a liberal slant. If you're a Michele Bachmann fan, you probably won't enjoy it.

As a special bonus the first four chapters of Osterkamp's second full-length novel, Starring in the Movie of My Life, are included in the back.

Laurel Osterkamp was a comedy writer in Minneapolis before she began writing novels. Her first novel, Following My Toes, has been a Kindle best seller and won the 2008 Indie Excellence Award for Chick Lit. Starring in the Movie of My Life received honors in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards for Chick Lit, and in the 2011 International Book Awards for Women's Fiction and Young Adult Lit. She currently teaches high school, and is working on a sequel to Campaign Promises.

The oranges of Dubai

Paolo Manfredi is an affirmed paediatric surgeon who lives and works in Paris. Born in Torre dell'Isola, a town not too far from Palermo, after high school he left Sicily, a land then upset by serious upheavals, to pursue his ambitions. After thirty years, he comes back with his wife and his children to celebrate his fiftieth birthday, and to retrace the steps of a brusquely interrupted personal and civil history. He finds a deeply changed world, and walking on the footsteps of his own past, searching for his Sicily, he finds again his old friends, and with them the emotions he denied for a long time, his cut roots, his childhood places, changed yet still deeply intact. In the nostalgic memory of his past life, Paolo learns to look at the events from the point of view of those who stayed and fought so that the identity of a people wouldn't be lost.

Sleeps With The Fishes (a short story)

"A rare talent." Allan Guthrie

"A fantastic writer." Donald Ray Pollock

This short story is a reminder that we should all be vigilant when it comes to politics. We need to ensure that the more sinister aspects of humanity don't rise to the surface and take over.

History has many lessons from which we need to have learned. Take, as an example, the liberating words of Anne Frank...

More praise for the work of Nigel Bird:

"Grim, but really good." Ian Rankin

"I've not seen Bird take a misstep yet.' Heath Lowrance

"I sought out everything I could from him. I dare you to read and not do the same." - Chris F Holm

Four Seats: Lone Dissent (Four Seats, Part Five of Six)

"Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand."

- Eric Lodal, Creator & Executive Producer, TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST

The penultimate chapter of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

Four months after the bombing of the Supreme Court, Jason Lancaster draws closer to understanding the vast conspiracy behind the attack. But it may be too late, as in Washington, political war hawks are pushing the President toward taking military action against a nuclear-armed Iran.

Meanwhile, on the verge of being confirmed as the nation's first female Chief Justice, Rosemarie Irving must answer publicly for her husband's sins, a personal reckoning that takes her back to their very first meeting, and her only appearance as a lawyer before the Court she now fights to lead.

Besides Rosemarie herself, Jason is the only one who might understand how her dark past links her directly to the bombing... but how will he bring this truth to light after careening into the East River during a breakneck car chase across Manhattan?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.


"Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn't know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there."

- Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

"I was sucked in on page one, riveted on page 12, and a full-fledged Aaron Cooley fan club member by page 37. I would say this book had me on the edge of my seat, but I happened to be lying down while reading it. This has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can't wait to watch it when it gets there. If you had one book to read before you died, you should probably read the bible. But if you had time for two, read FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley."

- Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

"Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down."

- Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

"With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable."

- Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,

Netflix's MARCO POLO

For Tomorrow: A Portrait of the Nation as a Young Woman

Content in her familiar high school routine, Lorna Finch's fast approaching final exams mark a crossroads in her young, untroubled life. Whilst her father expects her to work for the family business, she knows fulfilling her dream of becoming an environmental scientist requires her to leave home for university.

As Lorna seeks guidance from friends and relatives, she uncovers much about her family's past that helps inform her decisions about the future. Drawn into a battle between Thirsbi's mayor and a local environmental group over the town's parkland, Lorna discovers a role model who just might give her the confidence to decide the best way forward.

Alan North's debut novel is an exploration of Scotland's ongoing search for identity in the United Kingdom and wider world. Whilst contemporary politics underpin the narrative, this is first and foremost Lorna's coming of age story, charting her journey from timid schoolgirl to capable young woman.

Produced by Jennine Rudnitski

Edited by Julie Strauss

Dissident: Part One in the Bellator Saga

What would you do for love of country? In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline Gerard lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories of a rich and beautiful past. What does it take to heal a broken heart? As Caroline clings to life her thoughts drift to before the regime, when she was a rising star in the House of Representatives, widowed, and raising two precocious children. She remembers her unexpected attraction to fellow politician (and known playboy) Jack McIntyre. Jack captures her attention with his rakish grin, disarming attitude, and dry wit, and soon their friendship blossoms into much more. Who can you trust? Under the new political system, Caroline doesn't know what to believe, even her own vivid memories. Is the life she led real, or just a mirage? Is Jack truly the one to help her move on? Or are they just pawns in a political power play? The Bellator Saga is a six part series. Each full length novel ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot.

Interest: Volume 1 (Final State)

It's all the news channels can talk about: the White House has been bombed, there's chaos in the streets, and the United States has found itself in the throes of a violent revolution. Surrounded by panicked people, washed-up journalist Len Savitz takes the crisis in stride. It's nothing that a stiff drink won't cure. After all, bad news only hurts optimists. But when the mysterious leader of the rebels cherry-picks him to acquire certain information for her, Len is forced to go on an investigative mission where he uncovers millennia-old secrets and unwittingly triggers a chain of disturbing events that will determine the future of humankind. Author Kevin Gaughen's dynamic debut novel, "Interest," creates a seamless alternate reality behind real-world political tensions while keeping pace with its page-turning plot. "Interest" is as riveting as it is thought-provoking. Who really runs the world we live in? The further Len digs, the darker the answers appear to be...

Symphony Of Extinction

Adam was born in a scientific lab, his existence led to the death others, he was the military's most dangerous and well kept secret. To some he was a god, to others he was the devil. Eve was born different from humans, stronger, faster, smarter than everything and everyone around her, the next step in evolution and she was the worst kept secret. The book explores how humanity deals with mutants they see as weapons of superior intelligence. The book explores the politics of war, the politics of politicians and the politics of love in its purest form.

Grassy Knoll: Volume 1

A modern-day female Secret Service Agent is caught up in a deadly investigation when new evidence surfaces in the JFK assassination. This novel is presented in A Screenplay Novel format allowing readers to entertain themselves with an alternative type of book.

Resurrection Blues

The Spirit of Resistance: Volume 1 (Jefferson's Road)

Peter Baird, a failing writer and blogger for right-wing causes is horrified when his brother Martin announces his plan to ignite a second American Revolution. Martin will provoke the government into declaring war against its own citizens by assassinating the President on Inauguration Day. Fearful for his brother's life, Peter is drawn into the shady world of radicalized militias. He must choose to become part of the plot or risk losing his brother forever. Can he talk his brother down from this insane plan by going along this scheme, or must he betray Martin to save his country?

Because of Others I live

A chapbook of chilling and macabre proportions. (Where Have All The Children Gone?)

Every 200 Years