The Saladin Strategy (The Jack McDuff series) [Kindle Edition]
Jack McDuff’s ‘blind meet’ with an unknown contact in Vienna pulls him from the ‘good life’ with Mary Conlan and thrusts him back to the dark world of murder and terrorism.
Survival from assassins and the discovery of a secret Jihadist plot unknown to our intelligence services forces Jack into an unsanctioned mission, which ultimately takes him to our nation’s Capital.
Details emerge and elevate the plot to the highest level. The Jihadist mission’s success will upset the global political balance and eliminate America’s influence in the Middle East with no support from her allies. Faced with an imperative to negate the threat, Jack deals with a dilemma. His opposition reaches high into the White House hierarchy and he trusts no one.
Filled with twists and turns, Jack’s rogue mission races to a dramatic finale.
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends
Five short tales of fantasy and fantasy romance set in the dark world of Erana; the world of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles. Some are new and the others have been expanded and revised from the original versions.
The Moon on the Water: The tale of the love between a goddess and a warrior and the terrible curse it brought.
The Tale of Treyna the Beloved: When a mortal woman is pursued by two rival gods even the heavens are wrought by magic.
Storm-Born: A lonely magician finds companionship with a creature of the storm but magic demands a price, what price will it be?
The Blue Phial: A lesson in listening to instruction carefully, lest one makes an embarrassing mistake.
The Legend of Oeliana: A story of a nymph and a toad, jealous magic and debts repaid.
Strump: A World of Shadows [Kindle Edition]
Upon the death of King Aerostat II, two brothers fight for the keys to the throne of their fathers beloved Blue Kingdom. Through a labyrinth of lies and deceit the Shadow Lord uses the oldest of the two brothers to unite the pieces of a magical game board called Strump. If successful a shadow uprising would bring death and destruction upon all the inhabitants of the Blue Kingdom. The search for truth becomes an enchanted adventure where humans and mermen, pirates & mice, sorcerers & pixies make alliances to defend their Kingdom before it falls into ….. A World Of Shadows.
Amanda Watkins Bretz
This is who I am:
Hi, I’m Amanda Bretz. I’m an old soul, lover of all things vintage, kitcsh, weathered and shabbily chic. I’m a foodie, but give me a simple home-cooked dinner over a fancy five course meal any day. I’m frugal and I love a good thrift store, which I think goes hand-in-hand with my penchant for vintage items. I love talking to people, but prefer to hear their stories rather than share my own…this blog is helping me work on that. Being outside is awesome…unless it’s hot. I think the best way to see the world is through the lens of a camera.
This is what I do:
I write romantic fiction and I have a B.A. in Communication, which means I’m a trained journalist, but I shared stories long before I thought about going to college. As a small child I created dramatic scenes and acted them out, when I got a little older I asked for a typewriter for Christmas, so I could write a novel. By the time I was an adolescent, I was writing poetry and short stories. In college, I studied-and fell in love with-the British greats like Milton, Blake and Shelley. I took creative writing, learned the craft and wrote my first book. Since entering the “real world” I’ve worked in community journalism, both in print and online, written several books and currently work as a freelance writer.
Fedora AMIS won the Mayhaven Fiction Prize for her Victorian whodunit, Jack the Ripper in St. Louis. She dons corset and hoop skirts to perform as real historical people and imagined characters from the 1800s. Fedora loves live theater, travel, plants and cooking.
She has one son, Skimmer, who partners Fedora in writing science fiction and fantasy.
“Why do I write? I love words–always have–reading them, writing them. I even like looking them up in the dictionary. So call me eccentric. Call me crazy–but call me a writer.”