Author: J. L. Merrow
South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he's been waiting all his life to know. But Dev's distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who's already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour--including a habit of collapsing in the street. Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy--a condition that's cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality--the last thing he wants is another relationship that's doomed to fail. But Dev's easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules. When disaster strikes Dev's adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn't prepared for: competent, professional--and way out of Dev's league. With one man determined that they don't have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.
Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Porthkennack Novel
London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting more bad news from home is the last straw--until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort. As a doctor of English literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion led him to abandon academia to come back to his hometown, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he's never really felt a part of. He's delighted to find a kindred spirit in Mal. But Jory's family hurt Mal's best friend deeply, and while Jory is desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep him and Mal apart. Meanwhile, Mal is torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend--and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take. Jory must convince Mal it's worth risking everything for their love.
Author: JL Merrow
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
The bigger they come, the harder they fall ... in love. Cambridge academic Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed -- literally and figuratively. Next morning, he can’t rest until he’s apologised to the man who turned out to be more gentle than giant. Larry’s intrigued to find there’s more to Al Fletcher than meets the eye; he possesses a natural artistic talent that shines through untutored technique. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see the sensitive soul beneath Al’s imposing, scarred, undeniably sexy exterior. Least of all Larry’s class-conscious family, who would like nothing better than to split up this mismatched pair. It’s deliciously physical, but also much more -- which makes Larry’s next task so daunting. Not just convincing his colleagues, friends, and family that their relationship is more than skin deep. It’s convincing Al.
Author: Joanna Chambers
When grief-stricken scientist Sir Edward Fitzwilliam provokes public scorn by defending a sham spiritualist, he's forced to retreat to Porthkennack to lick his wounds. Ward's reputation is in tatters, but he's determined to continue the work he began after the death of his beloved brother. In Porthkennack, Ward meets Nicholas Hearn, land steward to the Roscarrock family. Ward becomes convinced that Nick, whose Romany mother was reportedly clairvoyant, is the perfect man to assist with his work. But Nick--who has reason to distrust the whims of wealthy men--is loath to agree. Until Fate steps in to lend a hand. Despite Nick's misgivings, he discovers that Ward is not the high-handed aristocrat he first thought. And when passion ignites between them, Nick learns there's much more to love than the rushed, clandestine encounters he's used to. Nevertheless, Nick's sure that wealthy, educated Ward will never see him as an equal. A storm is gathering, but with Nick's self-doubts and Ward's growing obsession, the fragile bond between the two men may not be strong enough to withstand it.
Author: Kristen Breitweiser
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Kristen Breitweiser was a happy young mother and housewife leading a privileged life. Then, on the morning of September 11th, 2001, the phone rang. It was her husband, Ron, calling from his office in the second tower. "Sweets, I'm ok. I'm ok. Don't worry. It's not my building," he said. Kristen didn't know what he was saying. He told her to turn on the television. He continued. "I see them. They're right there. Right across from me. And they're jumping. My God, they're jumping." The call ended abruptly and Kristen watched with horror as the second tower exploded. A huge, brilliant, red fireball. In that frozen instant, she felt in her heart that he had been killed. This is the deeply personal, often shocking and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no husband by her side or father for her child, Kristen had to find the strength within herself to embark on a journey that would lead first to the creation of the 9/11 Commission and then to her role as one of the country's most outspoken activists and critics of the current administration.
Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Plumber's Mate Mysteries
Death is what happens while you¿re making other plans . . . The last thing newly engaged plumber Tom Paretski needs is to stumble over another dead body. He¿s got enough on his mind already as the reality of his impending marriage sinks in. Not only is his family situation complicated, but his heroism at a pub fire has made him a local celebrity, and now everyone knows about his psychic talents¿and wants a piece of them. Hired to recover a missing necklace, Tom and his fiancé, private investigator Phil Morrison, find themselves trying to unmask a killer. And there¿s no shortage of suspects, including the local bishop. As Tom and Phil try to uncover the truth, they¿re pulled in all directions by the conflicting pressures of their families and their own desires. But the murderer they¿re up against is a ruthless schemer who won¿t baulk at killing again. If Tom and Phil don¿t watch out, their love¿and all their plans for the future¿could be blown down like a house of straw. Publisher's note: This is lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.
Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Plumber's Mate Mysteries
Old flames can leave a nasty burn. It's been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he's been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom's not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork. Young Devil's Dyke barmaid Marianne has an ex, Grant Carey, who won't accept that things are over between them, and he's ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets in his way. When Carey threatens an old friend of theirs, Phil and Tom step in to help--but that makes them targets themselves. What with his uncertainty about Phil's motives, Tom's family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the uncovering of an ugly incident in Phil's past, Tom's not sure who he can trust--and the body he finds in the pub cellar isn't the only thing that stinks. Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.
Author: Jl Merrow
Publisher: Plumber's Mate Mysteries
If you dig up the past, be prepared for some dirt to stick. The relationship between Tom Paretski, a cheeky plumber with a gift for finding hidden things, and PI Phil Morrison may only be a few weeks old, but already it's under attack. Tom's friends and family are convinced the former bully isn't good enough for him, and they're not shy about saying so. Then Tom's prickly older sister, Cherry, is poisoned at her own engagement party. Tom's left reeling and not knowing who to suspect. Could it be her new fiancE, Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and a taste for taxidermy? Or someone from her old writers' circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister? Meanwhile, Tom's honorary auntie's left him a gag gift from beyond the grave that could be more significant than anyone knows. Phil's fighting against the clock to solve the case before somebody ends up dead. And with the poisoner hiding a dark secret, Phil's terrified Tom could have been the target all along. Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.
Author: Eric Allenbaugh
Wake-up calls are those jolting moments that can become opportunities for positive change. After the skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller list, the entire first printing of this benchmark guide sold out. Now, the second lap can begin for thousands of readers . . . .
Author: Mike Jaffe
In this thought-provoking guide to creating the extraordinary life you've always wanted, business and personal coach Mike Jaffe will challenge you to dramatically redesign your life. Jaffe, a 9/11 survivor who worked on the 96th floor of the World Trade Center, arrived 20 minutes late to work that day after deciding to have breakfast with his wife and daughter. This was his personal wakeup call to realize that life is a precious gift and small actions can make a big difference. It's time to join him—and countless other successful individuals—in the Wakeup RevolutionTM. Stop floating or drifting. Stop waiting for "someday." Now is the time to own your path and start moving powerfully toward what you want. Wake Up! Your Life Is Calling will get you there by inspiring you to: • expand your universe of what you believe is possible • develop the internal fire and vision to stop accepting a life that is "fine" and push for one that is truly extraordinary • land your dream job, create that lasting relationship, and carve out time to achieve bigger goals. The secret? The five essential principles for rewriting your tomorrow contained in this book. Your life is waiting. Are you ready to dive in?
Author: Alex Shaw, Douglas Stewart, Charlie Flowers, J. Merrow, Maynard Sims, Lambert Nagle, Charlie Cochrane, Graeme Shimmin, Alan McDermott, Stephen Edger
Capital Crimes is an exciting anthology of short stories from ten members of the International Thriller Writer's Organisation. It includes: INSCRUTABLE by Douglas StewartThree Asian men are taken captive and set alight in Chinatown. Det. Inspector 'Ratso' Holtom investigates their murder, which has many similarities to another, unresolved case ten years earlier... BADAMI by Charlie FlowersHolly Kirpachi is a gang member and ex-heroin user whose friend has been murdered. While her husband guards the prime suspect, she goes in search of a solution. A permanent one. THE DRAG QUEEN WORE RED by J L MerrowPlumber Tom Paretski and his sister are enjoying a lazy day at a crowded London Pride-until a drag queen is stabbed in a Soho street. Tom sets off in hot pursuit of the culprit, but there's more to this crime of passion than meets the eye. DEVIL LAW by Maynard SimsMarshall Masters is a married barrister who enjoys a lavish lifestyle. He is skilled in getting guilty people off if they can pay him well, and he has never lost a case. But everything changes when he defends a gangster named Board... CONTAINED by Lambert NagleA man discovers a dead body at the docks but leaves without reporting it to the police. He decides to take matters into his own hands and soon realises the tailor was not who he seemed ... GAME OF CHANCE by Charlie CochraneWhen Jonty Stewart signed up for war service, he knew he risked not coming home. He never expected he'd be fighting for his life before he even embarks for France. MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT by Graeme ShimminAfter a failed suicide bomber attack on Buckingham Palace parachuters land on the Jewel House of the Tower of London in order to take back the Koh-I-Noor jewel that the British stole from India over a hundred years ago. KARMA by Alan McDermottVlatko Kasun, the Butcher of Bosnia, is a cruel man. But when his time comes, he discovers that death is just the beginning. HACKED by Alex ShawWhen tech-wizard Neill Plato discovers his aunt has been conned out of hundreds of thousands of pounds during a house sale he turns to the only man he trusts to help him track down those responsible, MI6 operative Aidan Snow. WHAT GOES AROUND by Stephen EdgerToday is Chris Butler's Wedding Day. He answers the phone in his hotel room, and hears his fiancée screaming in agony. A voice tells him that she won't be harmed further if he does as he's told. Only a handful of people know Chris' true identity, but the caller knows too. Can Chris find his fiancée before his past catches up with him? 'A rich and varied assortment of dark minds and dark deeds. Deliciously disturbing.' Peter James -2015 Voted by WH Smith readers The Best Crime Author Of All Time "For anyone whose literary tastes run to the dark and the twisty, CAPITAL CRIMES is a damn near perfect taster menu." - Simon Toyne - international bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
Author: Saptharishi Suresh
Publisher: FROG BOOKS
Pandu, who never took life seriously and is clueless about ideas or duties he should pursue, enters the IT industry as a fresher. Like a kite wavering in the storm, he finds it difficult to digest the artificial demands of the IT jungle. Naturally, he has to struggle to adjust his thought and vision. Can he realise what he really wants, and sure ahead to achieve it? Will he listen to the inner voice of freedom? A captivating story of a funny, non-serious guy...
Author: Jl Merrow
"If they looked, would they ever leap?" Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call-but then he meets Rufus and he's right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael's skin in a disturbing way. Would-be chef Rufus can't believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect-at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland. Rufus can't leave the island for reasons he's entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum's heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.