Ruck Nor. Author: Lisa Kime

A flash fiction. Sci-Fi  3,110 words.

Curiosity gets the better of Craig West when he hears a metallic 'bang' from the abandoned foundry. His attention is drawn to a figure at the window and he makes the decision to investigate.

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More stories in the continuation of Craig Wests' travels and discoveries will follow.

 

Ruck Nor 2 'The Capital'. Author: Lisa Kime

A continued flash fiction. Sci-Fi 3,550 words

Craig West finds himself far from home on another planet; amongst landscape he'd never seen before.
He survived his ordeal on earth but was he safe here? Captured; taken to a place where his DNA is extracted, can Craig adapt to this new life.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a 'stand alone' story but a continuation of "Ruck Nor'.

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Ruck Nor 3 'The Cothap Caves'. Author: Lisa Kime

A continued flash fiction Sci-Fi 3,465 words

Craig's back in school but this time he's curious. Learning about this new planet interests him.
His first outing since he arrived is a geological survey, this is where he meets Jaxsper, a purple alien
with blue reptilian eyes.
The class visits the Cothap Caves where Craig finds something that baffles him.

 

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The Torans of Andor. Author: Linda Arditto

The Torans of Andor by Linda Arditto

Fiction. Young adult/Teen. Fantasy. Adventure. Approx: 112,150 words.

Was it an accident or fate which drew Peter to discover the magical Toran jewel? Did whoever or whatever that left this jewel behind intend for him to find it on a particular day with a particular intent? Passing through the portal via the jewel, our unlikely and rather cowardly hero soon finds himself thrown into a world of Volitos, Maytols and dwarf-like forest people.

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Under the guidance of Agravain, our young hero must translate the Book of Ages to save the world from total destruction. Along the way, he experiences true love with the beautiful Katell. He also finds friendship and comraderie with some rather dubious characters all while struggling through the right of passage into manhood.
But, not all is as it seems. Friends soon prove to be enemies, enemies soon prove to be friends. Lies melt into truth and become so mixed that it is unclear which path Peter must follow. Will his misplaced trust turn his world into a nightmare? Will he live to see his family again and save this alien world as well as his own?
With the magic of C.S.Lewis and Roland Emmerick. Linda Arditto has composed a tale that's hard to put down, a tale that makes you want to turn the next corner to see where it will all lead.
By P.S.

 

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A Vampire in the Vatican. Author: Linda Arditto

 'Brotherhood of the Sword'

Fiction. Mystery & Detective Approx: 57,000 words

Luciano Martinelli is fifty-two years old and an Inspector in the Vatican City Police. It’s been an easy life for him until one day he investigates five murders, all taking place inside the Vatican. This starts his journey into a world of evil and deceit, of pagan rituals and murder. Martinelli secures the help of a young priest who works inside the Vatican, Father Graeco, who always tries to ‘help where he can’. The Holy Father is on Martinellis side but there are others within the Vatican that would like to see him dead. Who will he trust? Martinelli learns a hard lesson when he makes a mistake, an error in judgement that comes with a high price. Killing vampires is difficult for the experienced, and Martinelli has to use his wits to stay alive. When he is at his lowest, help comes from an unexpected source. As luck or divine intervention has it, an ancient parchment guides him to the final solution…..but one piece of information is missing. Will Martinelli be able to work it out to end the threat of Armageddon?

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Nun with a Gun. Author: Linda Arditto

Fiction. Mystery & Detective Approx: 44,000 words

Inspector Martinelli decides to take a vacation after his encounters with the vampires in the Vatican. He leaves Rome and flies to Munich in Bavaria, always hoping to meet a ‘Knight of Christ’ and maybe a few ‘Royal’ vampires. His hatred of vampires has sent him on a quest to kill as many as he can but things don’t turn out the way he planned.
The local priest in the village of Abenderstil is being carefully watched by the Knights of Christ, several unexplained deaths after the priest had visited the victims has stirred the Brotherhoods’ interest.
Martinelli decides to help the Brotherhood and maybe kill a few ‘Royals’ along the way but nothing is how Martinelli expected it to be. Spirits rising from the grave and a Nazi connection has Martinelli baffled until he discovers it revolves around missing Nazi gold.
On top of it all the Brotherhood want Martinelli to leave the Royals alone. Martinelli is horrified when a Knight of Christ tells him the vampires are helping them. And what of the priest who the Brotherhood suspect of being responsible? Is he a villain or a victim?
Martinelli discovers a deadly secret going back to 1942. The Royal vampires are up to more than they’re saying. Helping the Brotherhood has never been their intention….and what of the missing children?
Everything changes when Martinelli finally gets to speak to Sister Maria from the Order of St Hedwig and he’s surprised at her connection to everything going on in the village.
Martinelli has a big decision to make which may upset a few people; but does he care? He decides to do whatever is necessary to kill more vampires and help the Brotherhood of the Sword.
How will the Inspector solve this intricate puzzle?

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The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli Book 1

Includes: A Vampire in the Vatican.

              Nun with a Gun.

and        The Aesinas Codex.   

 

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A Crack in Time/ The Beast Within. Author: Linda Arditto

Fiction. Historical. Victorian. 22,260 words.

England 1851, Queen Victoria is on the throne, the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’ and the building of the Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hadn’t been constructed and London is filled with poor and destitute souls living in the filth of the slums.

John Pitt is a twenty six year old single man living in Oxford England with his mother and two sisters. He has graduated from the University with a degree in Natural Sciences. After travelling through Africa he sets out to write a book about how man has evolved into what he believes to be superior intelligence.

When his grandfathers’ watch is discovered, it shows him a similarity between primitive man and modern man, but John Pitt is searching for the truth no matter where it may lead him.

He accepts a wager from his publisher who doesn’t agree with his findings and makes a trip to London. Can his intelligence and education ensure his survival? Or will his situation and frame of mind release; ‘The Beast Within’.

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Pulchritudinous Book 1. Author: Linda Arditto

Childrens Books. Concepts. Fairytales & fables. Approx. 13,000 words.

Illustrated.

A young boys journey of learning. How appearances mean nothing. How you must consider others when decision making and how everything can change as you move through your life.

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Pulchritudinous Book 2. Author: Linda Arditto

Childrens Books, Fairytales and Fables. Approx. 13,200 words.

Illustrated.

Puck tries to hurry things along and finds himself in more trouble than he's ever known. He travels on a journey of necessity to right a wrong that he is responsible for.
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Pucks' travels takes him far from home.
Photo extract from Pulchritudinous Book 2.

Beware.....The Moon is Full. Author: Linda Arditto

Fiction, Horror. Approx. 1,200 words.

A flash fiction for the 'not so faint hearted'. After dark when the moon is full......stay home!!  

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A Reckless Moon. Author: Linda Arditto

Fiction, Horror. Approx. 880 words.

1880 Paris: A stranger lurks in the shadows.
Young, handsome and alone..
He's travelled the world for two hundred years......searching.

 

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That Damn Moon. Author: Linda Arditto

 Fiction, Horror. Approx. 1,200 words.

When a dozen roses and dinner with your beautiful wife is beckoning…..

 

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The Weekends of Sally Virtue. May & June. Author: Linda Arditto

Fiction, Humor. Approx. 14,800 words.

Sally Virtue is 10 years old and an only child living in a small town in Texas. She finds life boring, but looks forward to visiting her gran in Austin to break the monotony of her mundane life.
Fear of spiders is nothing compared to living next door to a murderer and learning to play golf isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Find out why Sally no longer likes apples as she tells her version of events, just as they happened.

Laugh your way through each weekend as Sally gets up to mischief, although, it isn't always her fault.

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