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  • Book II of the Kerrion Empire saga. The Kerrions, rulers of the most far-reaching empire in the known universe, attempt to reclaim control of their empire while their renegade second son, Chaeron, retrieves Shebat, his wife, from Earth. As a qualified cruiser pilot, Shebat returns to claim her sentient cruiser and her place in the Kerrion dynasty against danger and numerous obstacles. The relationship of Shebat and Chaeron becomes more complex as they adapt to each other and the circumstances they face as Shebat becomes a staunch defender of the right of the space cruisers to develop their own intelligence, which threatens the control of the Kerrion Empire.

  • The Human-Orion War has collapsed into an uneasy peace, a peace filled with fear, hatred and mistrust on both sides.  The from out of a warp point noted for devouring space ships, emerges a ship from the dim mists of half-forgotten history.  It responds to a hail from the patrolling Orion sentry using ancient human codes from a long lost colony.  Then it opens fire on the Orions, reigniting the interstellar war, in a quest to save Holy Mother Terra.
  • Forgotten Realms. Caledan Caldorien left the Harpers seven years ago under a dark cloud. Now a mysterious, beautiful messenger from the secret society convinces him to undertake one final reckless mission.  He must seek an ancient magic to counter the dark conspiracy of Zhentarium.
  • 1952.  Political tension in Europe nears breaking point as the SUperpowers double and redouble the nuclear stakes - each one pushing the other as far as it will go.  It is the height of the Col War and things are about to get very hot.  Nicholas Novak, idealist and left wing university profession, views the international situation as remote and vaguely exciting, but nothing to do with him.  Then Nicholas' cousin, a top nuclear scientist, announces his intention to defect.  Within hours a quiet weekend dissolves into a nightmare behind the Iron Curtain.
  • In 1952, political tension in Europe nears breaking point as the Superpowers double and redouble the nuclear stakes - each one pushing the other as far as it will go.  Nicholas Novak is an idealist, a left wing professor who views the international situation as remote and vaguely exciting.  Then Nicholas' cousin, a top nuclear scientist, announces his intention to defect. Within hours, a quiet weekend dissolves into a nightmare adventure behind the Iron Curtain.
  • Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. When her future is discussed, one of the Trustees offers to finance her through college so that she can become a writer. The conditions: she must write to him once a month and tell him of her progress and she can only know him as Mr John Smith as he wishes his identity to remain a secret. Jerusha - now called Judy - names him Daddy-Long-Legs because her single glimpse of his shadow reminds her of a spider. Here are Judy's college days letters to 'Daddy-Long-Legs.' Cover art from  a photograph by Houston Rogers showing actress Jean Carson as Judy in the play Love from Judy.
  • Villejuene, Florida - a secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes and far from the laws of civilisation. Her folks live by their own rules - dark rite of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back to live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them, something unbearably evil. It feeds on the young and innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.

  • The mysterious world of Kelewan is rife with magic, mystery and murder.  Mara, Ruling Lady of the Acoma leads her people through terror and peril on an epic scale.  There are powerful rival houses, deals with sinister rebel warriors and a treaty with the enigmatic Cho-ja, a race of insectoid aliens.  To restore the honour of her house, she must wed the son of a deadly enemy.
  • Daisy Holt was always convinced that something wonderful was just about to happen, and when dismissed from her post as a nursery maid, she set off cheerfully into the jungle of Mid-Victorian London protected by nothing but her innocence.  When Kitty Hammond, proprietress of the 'select establishment' discovered her, she was quick to realise that Daisy had a rare talent and she was, unwittingly, saved from a life of prostitution to become a successful entertainer.  It was there she met impoverished artists John Skelton.  To him, Daisy represented the perfect model, one who would inspire his work.  But Daisy fell hopelessly in love with him.  Her love would launch her on a stormy career in which luxury, admiration and suffering would all play a part.