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The First Christmas of the War (An American Family's Wartime Saga Book 1)

SPECIAL PEARL HARBOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH ALL-NEW BONUS MATERIAL.‘ Twas the week of Christmas,Nineteen forty-one;The season’s joy overshadowedby the war just begun.The Great Depression years finally behind them, the entire Coleman family of Pittsburgh has been looking forward to this Christmas for almost the entire year. For the first time in more than a decade, Gerald and Irene Coleman have tucked away enough extra money to make up for all the lean years of disappointingly modest Christmas gifts for their children. But December 7, 1941 has changed everything, and for the past two weeks the entire family has followed with despair the Japanese advances all over the Pacific as well as America finally being dragged into the two-year old European war. Though a few glimmers of hope can be found amidst the ominous war news, both parents fear not only for the country’s fate as this new war begins but also, more personally, for the fate of their sons who will likely soon be joining the fighting in one war theater or another.Still, despite the sense of dread hanging over almost every aspect of the family’s daily affairs, Irene Coleman is determined that if indeed this will be the last Christmas that the family spends together––at least until after the war, or perhaps even forever––then she will do everything in her power to make Christmas, 1941, the first Christmas of the war, a happy one for her children and her entire family.Come spend the week leading up to Christmas, 1941 with the Coleman family including:Jonathan––The eldest son at nineteen, Jonathan fatalistically realizes the inevitability of his military days arriving very soon, whether he succumbs to the pressure to enlist or if he waits until he is drafted. But Jonathan has other problems on his mind as well. His long-time girlfriend Francine Donner, whom only days from now he plans to ask to marry him, broke a date with him this past weekend to go out with one of Jonathan’s best friends from high school (and one of her own former boyfriends), because he is headed off to boot camp right after Christmas. Jonathan has ominous feelings about this turn of events...and he’s right.Charlene––The third child in the family and the oldest daughter, Charlene has just become secretly engaged at the age of sixteen to her boyfriend who is soon headed to boot camp. She shares the news of her engagement with her cousin Lorraine Walker, but Lorraine quickly breaks her promise to keep the news secret. When Irene Coleman learns of her daughter’s engagement and the circumstances surrounding it, she has yet another problem to confront.Irene––In many ways, the backbone of the family...the classic 1930s-1940s matriarch who runs her household her way, no questions asked. Like her husband, Irene is mortified by the ominous war news and does her best to occupy the hours of her day with an endless string of tasks and chores, trying to keep her mind off her own fears for her sons’ safety.…and the others.December 20-26, 1941:The First Christmas of the WarAlso available this holiday season: the next tales in the Coleman Family Saga - THANKSGIVING, 1942 and THE FIRST CHRISTMAS AFTER THE WAR.

Frostborn: The Gray Knight (Frostborn #1)

From the author of DEMONSOULED and THE GHOSTS, here is a new epic fantasy of high adventure, heroism, and daring deeds.A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King. But a shadow threatens to devour the kingdom. RIDMARK ARBAN was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor. But he alone sees the danger to come.CALLIANDE awakens in the darkness, her memories gone, and creatures of terrible power hunting her. For she alone holds the secret that can save the world…or destroy it utterly. The secret of the Frostborn. ABOUT THE AUTHORStanding over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.Visit his technology blog at:http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/screed

Jackson's Peace (Jackson Series Book 2)

In wartime, the last place you want to be is on the front lines.The last days of the war are approaching, and the first days of peace. But Johnnie and his mates don’t care about the battlefront nor what the politicians are doing. Arch-scrounger, black marketeer, lady’s man and general no-good, Private Jackson is sublimely indifferent to it all, so long as he doesn’t have to fight, get shot or bombed, and so long as he can carry on his usual shady activities.So when Private Johnnie Jackson gets himself classified a bona fide nut case, he reckons he’s got it made until the war is over. But no matter where he is, he’s still a con man and all-round ladies’ man…Gear up for another exhilarating tale of exploits involving your favourite irrepressible Private — it’s a non-stop adventure!Praise for Ray Rigby‘A tough tale of army life … no moment goes by without a telling detail, a tiny item of revealing information about a character or a situation’ The Guardian‘Ray Rigby paints a savage picture of the brutality of prison life, employing to best effect the writing skills which made his previous novel The Hill a bestseller’ Sheffield StarEnglish author Ray Rigby was no stranger to troublemaking in the military. A private with the British Eighth Army in North Africa during WWII, he landed himself in hot water on multiple occasions, with his experiences informing his writing career after the war. He worked for MGM, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox, among others, as a screenwriter in the 1950s and ’60s. He wrote a number of novels, including Jackson’s Peace and the award-winning The Hill.

SAS: Body Count: The Wicked Will Perish (1)

Do unto others before they do it to you. Three disillusioned SAS Special Forces soldiers return to Britain in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf conflict to discover an increasingly corrupt judiciary. Smirking miscreants walk free whilst the innocent suffer. Aided by a Scotland Yard informant, the trio embark on a brutal, covert crusade to rid Britain of its nefarious untouchables. Drug dealers, paedophiles and various other lawbreakers are targeted as the morgues fill and the courts empty. Detective Inspector Jim Brannigan, a former military policeman, investigates, suspecting that the deaths are linked. Divided loyalties ensue when the paroled Jamaican drug dealer responsible for the death of Jim's wife evades the justice system but not the elite soldiers now operating as vigilantes. If any of us, or our families, had suffered at the hands of terrorists, drug dealers or paedophiles - would we not demand justice? Especially if the offenders had walked free from court on a technicality. In the case of this book, and its sequel, justice is often lethal and barbaric, carried out by demobbed Special Forces soldiers. Not for the politically correct though even they might say that SAS: Body Count is wonderful and wishful thinking. Hollywood is certain to come knocking for this book - Ray Hoy (The Fiction Works)Unputdownable! Cornerstones Agency.Superbly written book that I just could not put down. The story kept me hooked from beginning to end, Looking forward to part two - Kevin Paul Rich. I'm sure most of us have ranted at soft justice. I certainly have but none of that in this book!! Full of suspense and very well written by a clever author. Very graphic violence so be warned about that. I enjoyed this - Paula Potier.

Eyes of the Hammer: The Green Berets: Dave Riley #1

“Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations.” W.E.B. Griffin. A US Special Forces team lead by Green Beret Dave Riley is on a top secret mission to take down drug traffickers in Colombia, but while doing so they are faced with betrayal by their own government.The team is carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms and the operation is “off the books.”Of course, nothing is as it seems, especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary and betrayal, and Dave Riley and his team soon find themselves wondering what the real mission is and will they become collateral damage from all the double-dealing going on back in Washington.Eyes of the Hammer is the first book in the bestselling Green Beret Series.Stephen Coonts: “A scorcher of a novel!”

Dying By Numbers: A short story

Guilt. The heaviest burden.An old man has for many years borne a weight that runs deeper than survivor’s guilt. He is a survivor, of humanity’s darkest hour, but wouldn’t have lived through it if not for the actions of another.Now he has the opportunity for which he has long yearned: to meet his saviour’s daughter and tell her about her father’s supreme act of selflessness. And maybe, in the telling, one of them will find release.

Sevenfold Sword: Champion (Sevenfold Sword- A Fantasy Series Book 1)

Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the defender of the realm of Andomhaim. The realm is at peace after a long and terrible war, but dark powers threaten other lands.And when a mad elven wizard comes to the High King's court, Ridmark finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his family.For the quest of the Seven Swords has begun...

Fire Ant (The Navy of Humankind: Wasp Squadron Book 1)

2018 NEBULA AWARD FINALIST: BEST NOVELLAFloribeth Salinas O’Shea Dalisay is an Off-Planet Worker, employed as an exploration pilot by the giant corporation, Hamdani Brothers. Sent on a routine mission to analyze one of the millions of systems in the galaxy, she stumbles across something that could threaten humanity’s very existence. She barely escapes with her life, but in the process, has to shut down her scout’s AI.As with all OPWs, she has few rights, and instead of being lauded as a hero, the corporation thinks she is lying. Her managers believe she found something valuable and shut down her AI in an attempt to hide that fact, hoping she can sell that information to the highest bidder. Grounded, and with a huge debt now over her head, Beth has to convince the powers that be that a very real danger to humanity is lying in wait out there in deep space.

Knight Chosen: The Shackled Verities (Book One)

In a Cosmos-wide war between celestials, humans are as expendable as pawns. Until Ulfric Aldinhuus, leader of the Knights Corporealis, decides to use the celestials’ weapons to fight back.Book One in the Shackled Verities Series. An epic fantasy with magic, monsters, and a Cosmos-crossing adventure.Vinnr is a realm of three kingdoms, one of five realms of the Great Cosmos. The peace between the kingdoms is stable but fragile, and the Knights Corporealis keep their distance from the fickle and divided commoners. After all, theirs oaths were made to the celestials, not the people. But certain doom has come. A corrupt celestial arrives with a singular focus: to conquer the people of Vinnr and spread his dominion throughout the five realms. As the battle to save Vinnr commences, the Knights quickly find that their fight is not only for their own realm—but for the Cosmos itself.Embittered and weary of endless battle, Ulfric finds his faith failing. Ready for the challenge and eager to prove herself, Mylla Evernal, youngest of the Knights, takes up her sword readily and without a thought for her own life. And Jaemus Bardgrim, a peaceful foreigner from another realm caught unexpectedly in the midst of the chaos, just wants to know what in all the worlds is going on.But surrender is not in Ulfric and the Knights and with catastrophe nearly at hand, Ulfric is sure of one thing… a sword will never lose its faith in the fight, even if he has.What people are saying about the Shackled Verities Series: ​​​​​​​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this epic series.”​​​​​​​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Compelling plot, intriguing characters and a pretty spectacular world.”​​​​​​​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Such a fantastic ride for this new promising series.... cannot recommend this enough!!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “… a brilliantly executed novel.”​​​​​​​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “He had me LOL-ing throughout.”​​​​​​​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Honestly I’d read a grocery list if Ms. Salyer wrote it.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Other books in the Shackled Verities Series:A Knight's Calling: The Shackled Verities PrequelKnight Chosen: The Shackled Verities (Book One)​​​​​​​Knight Redeemed: The Shackled Verities (Book Two)​​​​​​​Knight Exiled: The Shackled Verities (Book Three)

Dead Ringer

In early 1944, the shadows of defeat are stretching over Nazi Germany, but deep within the Third Reich, Hitler's scientists successfully test a new weapon of incredible power- an atomic bomb. Allied intelligence reports indicate more of these weapons will soon be assembled and loaded aboard a German U-boat. The submarine's mission is uncomplicated-destroy London and bring the Allies to their knees. A team of American operatives is formed to hijack the U-boat and it's deadly cargo but Roosevelt and Churchill know the odds of the mission succeeding are next to impossible. In an astonishing wartime twist of fate, a German officer, thought to be dead, inexplicably reappears and is brought to London for interrogation. Is he a clever agent sent by the Gestapo to mislead the Allies, or the one man who can take the team deep behind enemy lines, through the rampant paranoia of the Nazi regime and onto the submarine without arousing suspicion? An alternate history adventure with an impeccable sense of time and place, William Cone's debut is an action-packed, white-knuckled thriller that is as relentless as it is entertaining. A riveting tale of intrigue, valor and sacrifice, DEAD RINGER presents the desperate struggle of a world on the brink and those who risk everything to save it. Join the team as they race through the danger of war torn Europe towards a final explosive confrontation with the Fuhrer himself.

The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two

*** This is a short and Untold Stories of the Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two ***These women have been footnotes in history and at least one of them was a model for women in James Bond books and movies. The women however have remained in the shadows of the stories of the Second World War. These women fade into history even though their actions were crucial in changing the outcome of the war. This book is an effort to remember these forgotten women and remove the shrouds from the memory of these amazing and courageous women.Scott’s Other Books:Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World WarUnforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the JungleHitler's War and the Horrific Account of the HolocaustWorld War One: A Concise History - The Great WarOn the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United StatesThe Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue.

The Action

When his outfit gets diverted from the Eastern Front to help suppress the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, veteran German soldier Gerhard "Gigi" Gadermann just wants to make sure his naive young cousin survives the battle. It turns out, however, that there are much worse dangers lurking in Warsaw than bullets and bombs: there is the awful realization that the most terrifying thing a man can face in war is himself.

War Heroes: World War II Adventures during the Fall of France (John Archer Series Book 1)

“An action-packed WW2 adventure . . . felt like I was watching a movie.” – ReviewerDeep in the Blitzkrieg, one unlucky pilot must fight to survive.When aspiring pilot John Archer finds himself caught in the middle of the devastating Nazi invasion of France, he quickly realizes that his vacation could cost him his life. As an American swept up in a wave of refugees fleeing the chaos of the German advance, deep down he knows he’s in way over his head.After a Stuka dive bomber attack forces him to flee into the woods, Archer stumbles upon an ambulance driver named Barney James. Together, they hatch a plan to escape the German Blitzkrieg and make it to safety. But it won’t be that simple. When an unfortunate capture leads to Archer discovering vital information about the Nazi’s plans, he knows he has no choice but to slip out from under his enemy’s nose and tell the Allies what he’s found.With nothing more than his basic pilot training and a determination to succeed, Archer will need more than a stroke of luck to pull off the escape of the century. Even if he manages to make it behind Allied lines, he won’t be safe—the Nazis are advancing. Combining classic action and adventure with a riveting and historical World War II setting, the first book in the John Archer Series is ideal for history buffs and casual readers alike. This action-packed adventure is perfect for teens and young adult readers.