The Tube Riders (The Tube Riders Trilogy #1)

The Tube Riders (The Tube Riders Trilogy #1)

Beneath the dark streets of London they played a dangerous game with trains. Now it is their only chance for survival…

Britain in 2075 is a dangerous place. A man known only as the Governor rules the country with an iron hand, but within the towering perimeter walls of London Greater Urban Area anarchy spreads unchecked through the streets.

In the abandoned London Underground station of St. Cannerwells, a group of misfits calling themselves the Tube Riders seek to forget the chaos by playing a dangerous game with trains. Marta is their leader, a girl haunted by her brother’s disappearance. Of the others, Paul lives only to protect his little brother Owen, while Simon is trying to hold on to his relationship with Jess, daughter of a government official. Guarding them all is Switch, a man with a flickering eye and a faster knife, who cares only about preserving the legacy of the Tube Riders. Together, they are family.

Everything changes the day they are attacked by a rival gang. While escaping, they witness an event that could bring war down on Mega Britain. Suddenly they are fleeing for their lives, pursued not only by their rivals, but by the brutal Department of Civil Affairs, government killing machines known as Huntsmen, and finally by the inhuman Governor himself.

Excerpt from The Tube Riders (Chapter One)

“As the others said their goodbyes and left, Marta stood for a moment, looking out across the park towards the huge elevated highway overpass that rose above the city to the south. Half finished, it arched up out of the terraces and housing blocks to the east, rising steadily to a height of five hundred feet. There, at the point where it should have begun its gradual decent to the west, it just ended, sawn off, amputated.

Years ago, she remembered her father standing here with her, telling her about the future. Things had been better then. She’d still been going to school, still believed the world was good, still had dreams about getting a good job like a lawyer or an architect and hadn’t started to do the deplorable things that made her wake up shivering, just to get food or the items she needed to survive.

He had taken her hand and given it a little squeeze. She still remembered the warmth of his skin, the strength and assurance in those fingers. With his other arm he had pointed up at the overpass, in those days busy with scaffolding, cranes and ant-like construction workers, and told her how one day they would take their car, and drive right up over it and out of the city. The government was going to open up London Greater Urban Area again, he said. Let the city people out, and the people from the Greater Forest Areas back in. The smoggy, grey skies of London GUA would clear, the sirens would stop wailing all night, and people would be able to take the chains and the deadlocks off their doors. She remembered how happy she’d felt with her father’s arms around her, holding her close, protecting her.

But something had happened. She didn’t know everything – no one did – but things had changed. The government hadn’t done any of those things. The construction stopped, the skies remained grey, and life got even worse. Riots waited around every street corner. People disappeared without warning amid tearful rumours that the Huntsmen were set to return.

Marta sighed, biting her lip. Her parents and her brother were gone. Marta was just twenty-one, but St. Cannerwells Park was the closest she would ever get to seeing the countryside, and the euphoria of tube riding was the closest she would ever get to happiness.

She gripped the fence with both hands and gritted her teeth, trying not to cry. She was tough. She had adjusted to Mega Britain’s harshness, was accustomed to looking after herself, but just sometimes, life became too much to bear.”

The Tube Riders is part one of a trilogy. Part Two, The Tube Riders: Exile, will be released in July, 2013 and Part Three, The Tube Riders: Revenge, in summer 2014.

Sherrie’s Favorite Pantry Mixes 1: Breads and Desserts (Recipe Books and Cookbooks) [Kindle Edition]

Sherrie's Favorite Pantry Mixes 1: Breads and Desserts (Recipe Books and Cookbooks) [Kindle Edition]

Wow your family and friends with delicious home-made baked goods!

Create your own pantry mixes for breads and desserts! Save time and money, while offering your family tasty home-made alternatives to store bought foods.

This title provides a recipe card for each of the 13 pantry mixes, recipes for using each mix, and instructions on creating variety. Throughout this title you will find scripture cards that acknowledge our Creator for all of his bountiful blessings.

The Kiss (An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters [Kindle Edition]

The Kiss (An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters [Kindle Edition]

Now Free ….

A kiss is a simple communication. It can also be an exchange, a betrayal, an assault, a promise, a hope…or it could be a goodbye. The intimacy of a kiss cannot be denied. Whether shared, stolen or simply dreamed of, its recipient will be affected. Thirty-one stories by authors from around the world will tease your imagination as you anticipate ‘The Kiss’ in each weird or wonderful tale.

This cross-genre anthology contains stories by Kate Aaron, Saxon Andrew, Jacques Antoine, Alison Blake, E. B. Boggs, Shirley Bourget, Ben Cassidy, Jason Deas, Sharon Delarose, Meghan Ciana Doidge, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Corrie Fischer, Brandon Hale, Traci Tyne Hilton, Colleen Hoover, Mona Ingram, J. L. Jarvis, Elizabeth Jasper, Anna J. McIntyre, Jess Mountifield, C. A. Newsome, S. Patrick O’Connell, Suzie O’Connell, Jeanette Raleigh, J. R. C. Salter, Molly Snow, Holli Marie Spaulding, Cleve Sylcox, Robert Thomas, Chris Ward and George Wier.

130,000 words

Gray Eyed Glory [Kindle Edition]

Gray Eyed Glory [Kindle Edition]

This is a contemporary romance set in beautiful San Diego.
Maddie, a poor-as-dirt struggling artist meets Gray Grisholm, an Olympic show-jumping rider, who walks with ease among the fabulously wealthy.
Are they attracted to each other? Absolutely, but both are focused on their careers with no time for romance. Still, no matter how ambitious they are, can they really control their hearts?
There are jealous artists, scheming competitors, wealthy art collectors, beautiful horses, fantastic show jumping, and the race for fame and fortune.
Books By The Same Author
Annika, a romantic thriller; I Own The World, a werewolf’s tale; The Road To Cordia, a fantasy adventure (written under the pen name Jess Allison)

Nucor – Season of the Moons [Kindle Edition]

 

 

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Thomas Hardwick is orange. Strong, tall and highly intelligent. The planet Nucor is his home where mutated beings like him thrive in prejudice toward one another. Tom is their reluctant leader prophesied to join them against an invading hoard of Lizards. He has many obstacles baring his success, but none more glaring than his empty memory of the past war on humanity.

King of the Forest: An Acre of America Backyard Nature Series [Kindle Edition]

King of the Forest: An Acre of America Backyard Nature Series [Kindle Edition]

Mother Nature bestowed a gift of survival on each of her beloved creatures, whether it be the art of assassination, built in booby traps, body armor, weaponry, camouflage, weather protection, or even a form of Morse code to send messages to one’s brethren.

Caterpillars that can shoot a stream of acid and hit a bull’s-eye, insects that carry their own multi-purpose hunting knife, spiders that drift on the wind for miles dangling from silken parachutes, and wasps that smuggle their babies into another wasp’s nursery, all possess tactics that help guarantee the survival of their species.

Humans aren’t always on board with these wizards of survival, and we’ve delved into the black art of population control using man-made viruses and bacteria. In the case of one invasive sea creature, rather than attempting birth control, the government launched a campaign urging us to eat as many of these creatures as possible to control their spread. According to the government sales pitch, “We can’t possibly eat too many of them.”

While we’re releasing biological agents to control the population of some species, we’re allowing others to go extinct, and some of the animals facing the biggest risk of extinction would surprise you — the big cats.

King of the Forest, which is the third book in the Acre of America Backyard Nature Series, highlights not only the wizards of survival that live on our one acre, it takes you deep inside the world of the big cats, some of which are already extinct — as in gone forever.

Book one of An Acre of America Backyard Nature Series includes Mother Nature’s witches, wizards, dragons, ghosts, magic rings, evil genies, tree blobs, pentagrams, and Halloween. Thus it is titled The Wizard of Awe though I think of it as the Halloween book. Book two takes you into the world of hummingbirds and the dangers that they face from enemies such as praying mantises, cannibalflies and spiders. It also showcases the rainbow of colors from Mother Nature’s palette and is thus titled Over the Hummingbird’s Rainbow. The third volume called King of the Forest plunges you into the lion’s den, comparing creatures we encounter every day to the mighty lion. From the majestic maned lions of Africa and Asia, to the mountain lions of the United States, even the tiny assassin bug has a connection to the king of beasts. Our big cats are in trouble, however, and King of the Forest hopes to spread the word.

Humans were given the gift of intellect and the ability to build virtually anything our imaginations could conjure, but in spite of these gifts, humans are the worst enemy this planet faces, despite thousands of years of collective knowledge, wisdom, and lessons we should have learned.

Yet hope exists as long as there are children who believe in the magic, so be as a child again and experience Mother Nature’s glory. Pass the love down to your children and grandchildren so that they’ll protect our Mother rather than destroy her. Embrace the world in your own back yard. There’s no place like home.