Black Box

      C. M. Okonkwo
Black Box

An Ideas Box is proposed during a Market Knowledge session in a company. But the box goes missing because it is believed to contain much more than ideas. Who has the Ideas Box and why? But the main question is: What is really in the box?Queen Elizabeth I never ruled.England and Scotland never unified.It's 1841 the two countries are once more at war. 16-year-old English Princess Myrtle holds the fate of two nations in her hands. She can bring about a truce by marrying Scottish Prince James. Since he is just a boy of 14, she has two years to unlearn everything she thought she knew about Scotland and fall in love with the country that will be her home, and the boy destined to become her husband.The son of a Scottish Duke, Callum McAllister joins the court to teach Mrytle about Scotland and change her reluctant mind about her future. But when war has been simmering for centuries, two years is a long time. The smallest misstep could bring chaos and return the countries to war. Myrtle must tread carefully to ensure nothing goes wrong.This delightful steampunk story introduces readers to the world of the clockwork war, a glorious fusion of steampunk and alternate history.

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    Closed Door

      C. M. Okonkwo
Closed Door

Frustrated because of a constantly closed door in her house, Angela eventually opened it and the heart-wrenching discovery left her speechless. The detectives assigned to the mysterious discovery dug deep into it, and their investigation led to something bigger.A little girl is bewitched by the Fairy Queen - her eyes turn green, her face grows grey, her voice is stolen,"her long pigtails knotted and she'll have to eat toadstools until she turns spotted."This is Heidi's fate in this collection for children: Heidi's House and Other Rhymes. Luckily her house is worried enough to grow feet and set out to find her!Quirky events surface throughout this collection - from a fish called Fred who turns into a rainbow and a boy with luminous shoes, to Solomon Tucket who lives in a bucket and a teacher who turns into an apple.Other poems are simple observations - of animals, insects and aspects of nature.

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    Finding Love

      C. M. Okonkwo
Finding Love

Finding love wasn't easy for Samantha, but when love finally came to her, it suddenly vanished... so she teamed up with a Private Investigator and went to find it back.At an Archaeological dig on the planet Helionia, Trajo Fortuna, an archaeologist reveals to the population that she has found proof that there had been a civilization similar to the current one but 50,000 years in its past; it was called the Heliot nation. This civilisation was destroyed while attempting to invade a peaceful alien race after the Heliot space fleet mysteriously disappeared within a space storm.A ship sent by Ares Fortuna through a recently discovered wormhole in space in search of a new source for the minerals needed by Helionia to supply their ever growing requirements learns that survivors of this ancient fleet of pirates lost their final battle on Orion against its leading citizen, Tyler Burrows, just eleven years previously!A plot is hatched to lure him to Helionia by kidnapping his family so that Ares Fortuna can put him on trial for mass murder and then execute him.Tyler Burrows has to battle for his family’s life by travelling through a recently discovered portal, that was discovered by Trajo Fortuna, to search for his family. The portal transports Tyler Burrows to a distant moon, and so far no one who has ever travelled through the portal has ever returned. He must also rescue Marot Pallas; who was kidnapped and taken through the portal to prevent him from winning the upcoming election and becoming president of Helionia. Tyler Burrows must help him to win the election for the presidency or intergalactic war just might break out.

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