Torina (Tales from the Island)

      Mark T. Skarstedt
Torina (Tales from the Island)

Katelina finally gets her beach vacation, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. How can it when her companions are vampires? Get ready for book 6 in the Amaranthine series, Children of Shadows, with this collection. Day 2: Torina is ready for a vacation in the sand. But can she find peace on the tropical island, or give into the ghosts of her past under the swaying palms?These stories go between the novels Heart of the Raven and Children of Shadows and may, or may not, make sense if you have not read the accompanying novelsKatelina finally gets her beach vacation, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. How can it when her companions are vampires? Get ready for book 6 in the Amaranthine series, Children of Shadows, with this collection. Day 2: Torina is ready for a vacation in the sand - ready to let go of some of the constant worries that nag her. But can she find peace on the tropical island, or give into the ghosts of her past under the swaying palms?

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    The Intervention

      Mark T. Skarstedt
The Intervention

In this short story, military software had optimized a classic ground campaign, except for a twist in the assumptions that was completely useless.Or was it?"The prospect of being the human parts drawer society reaches into to cure its neediest patients would drive anyone mad." - Kelsey Reed, Life First Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else. She’ll need the help of her true love, Luke, to make this dangerous escape. This dystopian future Kelsey lives in was forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world's population. Here, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death. Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey and Luke enlists the help of a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the electronic tracking chip in Kelsey's arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey could be stripped of Luke, her kidney and everything else she holds dear. This page-turning thriller with a touch of romance, is the first in the Life First dystopian book series. The thrills and romance continue in our dystopian future in Second Life (book 2 of the series) and Third Life: Taken (book 3 of the series). * * * "Life First is a poignant, riveting, thought provoking read that had me entranced from page one until the very end of the book." -- 5 Stars, Griffin's Honey Blog "Life First gripped you like King Kong and would not let go until you had finished the book." --BestChickLit.com ~ A 2014 B&P Reader's Choice Award Nominee ~ ~ BRAG Medallion winner ~

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    Virtual Victory

      Mark T. Skarstedt
Virtual Victory

A free short story about semivirtual flight on another world.There's a body in your alley...Arianna Jackson—AJ to her friends—and her occasionally well-behaved Alaskan Malamute, Nicoh, live a normal, uneventful, admittedly mundane existence, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens.Until it does.Early one morning, AJ stumbles upon a horrifying scene—a girl’s body lies broken in the dumpster behind her home, her face beaten and mutilated.A secret reveals you're living a lie...As if that weren’t enough to upset the balance of normal, things go from bad to worse when she learns of her connection to the murdered girl. Suddenly, AJ realizes her entire life has been filled with secrets and lies.A killer hunts for you...Together with her trusty sidekick, Nicoh, and BFF, Leah, AJ must search for answers. But can she, when finding the truth proves to be more deadly than living the lie?Would you search for the truth if you knew it could kill you?Join AJ and her pals as they race to unravel the mystery of her past, where the pieces of the puzzle bring more questions than answers and the only certainty is the killer’s end game—AJ’s life.Find your truth...Grab your copy of Gemini Rising and join others who've enjoyed this suspense-filled page-turner that keeps you guessing to the end...and beyond.Mischievous Malamute Mystery Series Book OrderGemini Rising—Book 1Beyond Revenge—Book 2Blood of Gemini—Book 3Mischievous Malamute Mystery Series eBook Categories- Cozy Animal Mysteries- Cozy Animal Mystery- Cozy Dog Mystery- Cozy Dog Mystery Series- Cozy Humor Mystery Series- Cozy Murder Mysteries with Dogs- Humor Murder Mystery Series- Murder Mystery- Murder Mystery Series- Mystery Series

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