November 10th, 2019 by Melanie3101

Edited in September, the prequel to the Mars Frontier series, tells the story of the first manned mission to Mars.

Falcon is carrying humanity’s first manned mission to Mars in 2028. Four courageous astronauts are putting their lives on the line as the world eagerly watches.

As the astronauts struggle to survive isolation, insecurities, and each other, can they set mankind on the path to the stars?

For veteran Flight Director Douglas Schmidt, something doesn’t feel right. He’s been in NASA long enough to know when critical information is being withheld. Can he lay his fears to rest before the astronauts reach Mars? Little does he know that the NASA Administrator is hiding a secret. A secret that began when Falcon was built. A secret that could ultimately doom Falcon and its crew.

Deception is the prequel to the highly anticipated sci-fi human colonization series, Mars Frontier. If you like The Expanse or The Martian Chronicles, then you’ll love Paul Rix’s brand new human adventure to Mars.

Buy Deception to discover the astronauts’ fate today!

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November 10th, 2019 by Melanie3101

Edited in August, Discovery, the first in the Mars Frontier Series is full of intrigue.


Mars! Mankind’s next step in space exploration and colonization. Landing is the easy part. Survival? Well that’s another matter.

Mission specialist Georgia Pyke came to Mars with grand ideas to establish a legacy. Instead, she must face her personal demons and rely on Captain Winter to survive from one day to the next. Has she condemned herself to a lingering death on Mars?

As if inhospitable Mars isn’t a sufficient adversary for the astronauts, one of their own has been holding a grudge for six years. How far is that person prepared to go to exact their revenge?

The mission quickly becomes a matter of life and death for the twelve astronauts. As they struggle to establish a foothold on Mars, something is lurking out of sight. Something that will change them forever.

Discovery is the first book in the highly anticipated sci-fi human colonization series, Mars Frontier. If you like The Expanse or The Martian Chronicles, then you’ll love Paul Rix’s brand new human adventure to Mars.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced action adventure, get your copy of Discovery today!

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November 9th, 2019 by Melanie3101

Another busy month (703,000 words) with a wonderful variety of novels and lots of second in series, began with the second in the new Eva and Dan series by Solomon Carter followed by Federation and Earth, the second in this brilliant sci-fi trilogy by Tony Harmsworth.  A complete change of pace next with an Anglo-Saxon murder mystery, Synnove: The King’s Cup Bearer by Caroline Goldsworthy and then it was back to science fiction for the final novel in the Starship Renegades series by S. J. Bryant.

Next was Buzzard House, the second in the Jonah Greene series by Graham H Miller followed by another second in series, Return from the Future by Gail P Griffiths, to be published shortly.

Yet another second in series followed with John Carson‘s second in the DCI Harry Miller series, Back to Life, and then Christmas at O’Maras, the fifth in the Guesthouse on the Green series by Michelle Vernal.

The month ended with another second in a series, The Bizarre Case of the Suicide Killer, a wonderfully quirky tale about a hapless ex-pat private investigator in Thailand by Zach J Brodsky.


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October 27th, 2019 by Melanie3101

Edited last week, the latest in the O’Mara’s (Guesthouse on the Green) series is the perfect feel-good novel for spending an afternoon curled up by the fire and is available for pre-order now.

Christmas at O’Mara’s – Michelle Vernal

Read as a standalone story or, as Book 5 in the Guesthouse on the Green series

Two Christmases, two second chances. A heart-warming and laugh out loud O’Mara family Christmas story.

Roisin O’Mara has already suffered through a pre-Christmas, Christmas in London with her insufferable soon to be ex-mother-in-law and husband. Now with her son, Noah, and an unexpected extra guest in tow she’s arrived in Dublin for her second Christmas. It’s not just her family Roisin’s looking forward to seeing though. She hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Shay, the man she met on her last visit home.

But the timing was wrong. It still is and she’s not sure he’s someone she should let get close. Everybody deserves a second chance at love though, or so her mammy says, but will Roisin miss out on hers?

Cliona Whelan was a woman born before her time. She put her career before love in the days when a woman couldn’t have both and success came at a cost. Then, a Christmas card arrives offering her a second chance, but is it too late?

This year come and spend Christmas with the O’Maras. There’ll be laughter, and tears, a roaring fire to curl up in front of, mulled wine and cake, lots of cake.


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October 24th, 2019 by Melanie3101

Edited yesterday—John likes to keep me on my toes!—the latest in the DCI Harry McNeil series, Back to Life – Amazon UK is available now for pre-order and published on 31st October.


The body of Linda Smith is brought out of the canal and she’s identified as being a police officer.

There’s only one problem; Linda Smith died three months ago.

Why does the victim have Linda’s warrant card on her?

DCI Harry McNeil and his Major Investigations Team are given the task of finding her killer, but the victim had much more to hide. Was she targeted or just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Another victim is killed in the same way. She too has a warrant card on her, and just like the first victim, she isn’t a police officer.

Harry McNeil finds the link between the two women, but by then, he’s already crossed over the line between what’s real and what’s not. And sometimes, there’s no going back…

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