Point Road, home of the wealthy, and Angela Jeffries, the beautiful broken woman Eric Slater has always wanted. Slater returns home from the Navy to discover that his best friends suicide may have been murder, and Angela begs him to investigate. Maggie, the tag-along little sister he barely remembers has grown into a beautiful, strong woman, and she joins him as they follow a trail of murder, and human trafficking, a trail that will eventually turn back to their hometown. A wry, twisted tale of mystery and two people falling in love.
About Michael J. Schneider:
Michael Schneider is a retired civil engineer who spent 31 years working for the Federal Government. In 1987 he got interested in writing and, after completing a couple of correspondence courses, produce two young adult novels: "Brendan of Kilrush" and "The Secret of Sangre de Cristo". Later he decided to write a historical romance. He took a short course, "Writing the Romance Novel" at the University of Iowa. His instructor was the noted author, Leigh Michaels. Following completion of this course, he authored "Rebecca and the Renegade" which takes place in Western Pennsylvania near the end of the Revolutionary War.
What inspires you to write?
I've always like reading a good story or watching movies of television stories that tell a good story. Growing up I was always interested in history, so I particularly like reading about past heroes like Robert E. Lee, George Washington, etc. I also enjoyed the historical stories Walt Disney produced on television. The Swamp Fox, Davy Crockett and the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh are a few examples. Although I have written a few non-fiction books, I prefer the novel because I don't have the pain of crediting my resources. I hope someday there will be a movie adaptation of one of my novels.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm generally an outliner. I feel the need to have some direction on where I going with the story. I don't stick to the outline rigidly, however. I often change course when a new idea strikes. In the past I've just created an outline in "Word" by writing a phrase or sentence to describe each step. Currently I'm using a whiteboard. I usually rough out the main characters before writing the draft, but the minor ones I tend to develop later. I write at a desktop computer in my home office. I try to make some contribution to the project at hand every day. More recently, I've spent more time researching that writing.
How do you develop your characters?
My characters don't "speak to me", but I strive to make them believable. Since I often write about characters in an historical setting, I try to make sure the characters fit that setting.
Who are your favorite authors?
Issac Asimov, Ian Fleming and Tom Clancy
What genres do you write?: Young adult fiction and non-fiction, historical romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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Ambrosia Severn is a talented young orthopedic surgeon, and was about to branch off in an exciting new direction in the field of limb replacement, when she made that one fateful mistake—she took a seacoast vacation. The man who had watched her for fifteen years made sure she was dead—but only to the world. Niven is a descendant of Quen star-lords stranded on Earth thousands of years ago. His original mission directive was simple: Protect the beautiful and talented young doctor. He re-wrote the script according to his heart’s desire and today Amy is very much alive among the people whose ancestors came down from the stars. She is grateful to Niven’s kinfolk for offering her refuge when she most needed it, but she also thinks they’ve been hiding their homeland long enough. Especially now, when Niven’s two sons keep her busy, she doesn’t want them to grow up in the isolation of the elite island society. However, there is a difference between a measured exposure of the Island, and ripping off its cloaking screen. But that’s precisely what Persis, the ruthless siren wants to do—and in the process destroy the world that’s hosted her ancestors.
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Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.
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Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline–an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister–has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is running out…
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About Tess – Valkyrie Awakening:
Adventure, drama, obsession and romance in a contemporary setting
A fast paced action romance novel set during the second Gulf War in Iraqi, three remarkable people are caught in a web of obsession and deceit.
Tess is a military helicopter pilot; beautiful, aggressive and relentless. She gradually awakens as real woman due to the love of two men. Jake, a brilliant CIA operative and Amir, a wealthy, sophisticated but dissolute Iraqi general who initially captures Tess during a battle and becomes obsessed with her. Tess escapes but must fulfill a promise that involves taking something from Amir. Tess and Jake attempt to go after him in Istanbul, Paris and London. Amir persuades her to spend time with him in France and England in exchange for what she is seeking. Here she meets Fadime, his alluring and decadent sister. In the end, Amir deceives Tess. She returns to Iraq, flying dangerous missions and rescuing wounded soldiers. An unforeseen event changes everything.
Tess and Amir continue to square off in an epic struggle to define their destinies. Aided by Jake, Tess’s friend and co-pilot Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must overcome Amir’s vicious attacks motivated by his continuing obsession with her. They repeatedly clash in a succession of encounters taking place in Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, Sorrento and New York. Carmen finally meets her soul mate in Nicola, who helps her overcome the traumas of her youth and becomes a valuable member of their team. The two women respond to their challenges by drawing on their skills as fierce warriors, battling Amir, who not only hurt Tess but plans to take over the Iraqi government. Their struggle leads to a series of violent and bloody battles in the air and on the ground. A heartbreaking loss at the end is redeemed by a final poignant resolution.
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Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems…
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Red-headed Caterina von Velsen, a tomboy and superb horsewoman, detests her older sister’s husband-to-be. Christoph von Hagen is handsome and brave, but he is also a Casanova, a man with a reputation that stretches from his mountain manor all the way to Vienna. When Caterina’s older sister dies in a riding accident only a week before the wedding, she is forced to take her place. Now Caterina belongs to the very man she believes to be “a cold-hearted rake.”
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Miss Araminta Barrington, clever, pretty and unexpectedly poor, bravely decides to sacrifice her own happiness in a marriage of convenience, in order to save her family from certain ruin. She sets out to win a proposal from the wealthy Sir Timothy Stanton while struggling with her guilt over using a good man so poorly.
Just when success is in sight, she catches the eye of Jasper Devereaux, the scandalous Marquis of Chestleton, whose own growing fascination with the enigmatic young woman compels him to pursue her at all costs. If he can only win her into his bed, his absurd fascination will surely evaporate!
Araminta knows that to be seen in Chestleton’s company could ruin her chances of securing a marriage that will save everything she holds dear. She knows that Chestleton is not the sort of man to take a wife, and with poverty looming, she knows that love is a luxury she cannot afford. When a riding accident forces her to be his unwilling guest at a secluded country house, will her undeniable attraction override her sense of duty? Will a night of passion really be enough for the dastardly lord? And does the strange bitterness she glimpses in his eyes have anything to do with the secrets he is determined to keep close?
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Daphne has stacks of notebooks full of stories that still need to be written, which she insists on bringing with her when she moves around the world (she’s done this a lot!). She likes her books full of romance, adventure, witty repartee and a dash of silly humour. When Daphne isn’t writing, she can be found painting, picnicking, reading and listening to all sorts of exciting music.