The Temporal Man

     by Robert Appleton / Fantasy / Romance & Love
The Temporal Man

You'll never see him coming; you won't want him to leave. For disillusioned young waitress Rebecca Green, the solution is Hold on tight when a mysterious time-traveller arrives to literally turn her world upside down. Pulse-pounding duels, sea battles and a journey outside time itself punctuate this heart-stirring tale of romance on the edge. Hold on tight to The Temporal Man.You'll never see him coming; you won't want him to leave. For disillusioned young waitress Rebecca Green, the solution is Hold on tight when a mysterious time-traveller arrives to literally turn her world upside down.Sam Morrow is on the run. He's being pursued across time by four dangerous men from his past, including the deadliest swordsman in France. But now that he's found the girl of his dreams, it might just be time to stand and fight. Rebecca has an idea--to recruit the best swordsman in 18th century England--but will aristocratic Percy Torrance dare miss his wedding on Monday to help them? Pulse-pounding duels, sea battles and a journey outside time itself punctuate this heart-stirring tale of romance on the edge. From the distant past to the far-flung future, there's no hiding from fate. Or love. Hold on tight to The Temporal Man.
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    Lot 62

     by Robert Appleton / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Lot 62

Julie Blalock has a secret--she was once an MI6 Agent. A personal tragedy forced her to quit, but a chance offer to return for a one-time op is too tempting to ignore. Her mission: to pose as a rich socialite during the most anticipated high-class auction of the year--Esther May Morrow's sale of antique treasures, featuring Lot 62, a prize that has even the Ministry of Defence worried.Julie Blalock is approaching thirty and has an unfulfilling job with an accountancy firm. But she also has a secret--she was once an MI6 Agent. A personal tragedy forced her to quit eight years ago, but a chance offer to return for a one-time op is too tempting to ignore. Her mission: to pose as a rich socialite at Sotheby's, to gain critical intelligence during the most anticipated high-class auction of the year--Esther May Morrow's sale of antique treasures, featuring Lot 62, a prize that has even the Ministry of Defence worried. What secrets will Julie discover on her impromptu return to espionage?
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    Alien Safari

     by Robert Appleton / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction
Alien Safari

Five murders on an untamed world. Two fugitives on the run. The hunt is on.Celebrated Omicron detective Ferrix Vaughn is called in to investigate a deadly breach on Hesperidia, a protected planet full of indigenous wildlife. He recruits Jan Corbija, the proprietor of an old safari tour, to help him. But nothing is what it seems in the alien wild, and no one is safe from a galaxy heading for war.Five murders on an untamed world. Two fugitives on the run. The hunt is on.When celebrated Omicron detective Ferrix Vaughn is called in to investigate a deadly breach on Hesperidia, a protected planet full of indigenous wildlife, he doesn’t know what to expect. The place used to be a tourist attraction, but the safari tours were discontinued long ago due to rampant poaching. Only a handful of researchers live there now, including Jan Corbija, the disfigured young woman who reported the breach.The deeper Vaughn digs, the more the evidence seems to point to a recent raid on a biotech facility in a nearby system. Whatever was stolen from there, it’s attracted the attention of major political players in a time of war across the colonies. Vaughn suspects the secret is on Hesperidia, in the hands of the two fugitives who fled the murder scene.If he wants to get to them first, he’s going to need Jan’s help. Her Alien Safari tour will have to reopen for this final excursion. But to survive it, they’ll both need to face their demons, for a predator far deadlier than man roams the wilds of Hesperidia. And this is its killing season.This way for the ride of your life.
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    Yuletide Miracle

     by Robert Appleton / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Yuletide Miracle

On Christmas Eve, an old fugitive soldier with a clockwork leg saves the life of a troubled young schoolboy. They strike up an unexpected friendship. But when danger descends on the Steam Emporium, they must enlist the help of unlikely protectors--a ragtag group of wounded veterans--and find their own extraordinary courage. A night of miracles is about to begin.A Steam Clock Legacy novella.By day, London’s Steam Emporium is a bustling Christmas market, an all-ages toyshop full of technological marvels. By night, its volunteers assemble—a ragtag community of wounded servicemen and women—under the tallest Christmas tree in England. They are the empire’s forgotten heroes, fallen on hard times.But this year they have an exciting addition: old Red Mulqueen, newly arrived from abroad, has fighting spirit and the most extraordinary clockwork leg. He is here on a mysterious mission, and is wanted by the Leviacrum, Britain’s tyrannical authority. Red’s plans take a turn, however, when he saves the life of a troubled young schoolboy, Edmond Reardon, and becomes the object of the lad’s incorrigible curiosity. They strike up an unexpected friendship. But when danger descends on the Emporium, Red, Edmond and their veteran friends must band together to fight for what matters most during Christmas—each other.
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