The Originator Wars: Universe in Danger: A Lost Fleet Novel

The Originator Wars: Universe in Danger: A Lost Fleet Novel

From USA Today Best Selling Author Raymond L. Weil comes the first book in the Originator Wars series.

The Lost Fleets have settled on an Originator Dyson Sphere in preparation for their greatest test yet. A great enemy is spreading across the universe conquering galaxy after galaxy.

The few surviving Originators have asked Fleet Admiral Jeremy Strong to fight a war against their most hated enemy, the Anti-Life. If he fails to stop their advance, then the entire universe could be in danger.

Rear Admiral Kathryn Barnes sets out on a desperate quest. She must find the missing Originators who fled into deep space millions of years in the past to escape a deadly disease. If they are to have any hope of winning this intergalactic war, the missing Originators must be found.

Bad Little Girl: A gripping psychological thriller with a BRILLIANT twist

Bad Little Girl: A gripping psychological thriller with a BRILLIANT twist

‘I’m not safe – you have to help me…’


Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.

As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn’t quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?

Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?

An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling read that will have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.

What everyone's saying about Bad Little Girl:


Easily one of the best thrillers I have ever read. There were so many shocking twists and turns that I just couldn't put this book down. I definitely recommend this book to any and every thriller lover. Definitely looking forward to more thrillers by Frances Vick!’ 5* Beauty and Books

Ohhhhh my, my, my!!! To say this book is addictive would be a massive understatement, I could not stop reading until the very last page!!! The twist and turns had their own twist and turns! As nervous as I was to turn to the next page I pushed through the anxiety to find out what exactly was going on! ... Must read!!5* Steph and Chris Book Review

‘This book was nothing short of brilliant. I read it in a couple of hours. Full of tension and in places terror. An absolute cracker of a book.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Wow. This book. So good ... The lead up to the ending is edge of your seat thrills. I never saw the ending coming. Awesome book for a read that will keep you reading until the last page.’ 5* Goodreads Reviewer

WOW. This one was yet another one I can add to my list of thrillers that I love ... The plot is rich, the suspense is fantastic, and the ending left me extremely satisfied. Well done on this book, Frances Vick. I will certainly be looking for more of your novels in the future!’ Pretty Little Book Reviews

Sensational ending was one I never saw coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘You never know who to believe or what is going to happen next, and you can feel something for each of the characters. This book took me by surprise, completely. I like mysteries, but it is rare that I find one that is impossible to figure out. This book deals with many different themes, including loneliness, abuse, neglect, love and friendship and handles each of them with dignity ... I couldn't put it down.’ 5* Readful Things Book Reviews

‘Bad Little Girl has literally left me speechless...... dark ... twisted ... terrifying.Humble Tart Kitchen

WOW!!! ... it was brilliant! Excellent writing, true psychological thriller that had me tearing through the pages. This book was a page turner!!! ... Kudos to the author, well done! I will be looking for all of your future books!’ Goodreads Reviewer

Without a doubt a page turner of a read ... gripping ... would certainly recommend it.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

If you like psychological thrillers, you MUST read this one.’ Strong Book Reviews

Deadeye Dick

Deadeye Dick

Rudy Waltz (aka "Deadeye Dick") is the lead in this latter day Vonnegut novel. Waltz, our protagonist, moves through the book trying to make sense of a life that is rife with disaster; there is a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, the total annihilation of a city by nuclear holocaust and, believe it or not, more. Waltz, a diarist, becomes symbolic of a person living a fraught post-technological life in which frailty is as likely to be a person's undoing as any bomb.

Waltz finally reaches the point of resignation; a realization and understanding that there are things that are just beyond our control and understanding that make all human motive, ambition, and circumstance absolutely irrelevant. Waltz's search for meaning leads him ultimately to a kind of resignation which ought not be confused with understanding of any kind, for it is not. It is simple resignation.

It is this theme of Vonnegut's--the impossibility of trying to live meaningfully in a meaningless world--that is ultimately central to this novel. Rudy Waltz (like some of Vonnegut's other protagonists, Billy Pilgrim or Howard Campbell) is ultimately only a stand-in for Vonnegut himself who is really narrating for us as the lead witness and character here--the philosopher who is telling us why and what for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is one of the most beloved American writers of the twentieth century. Vonnegut's audience increased steadily since his first five pieces in the 1950s and grew from there. His 1968 novel Slaughterhouse-Five has become a canonic war novel with Joseph Heller's Catch-22 to form the truest and darkest of what came from World War II.

Vonnegut began his career as a science fiction writer, and his early novels--Player Piano and The Sirens of Titan--were categorized as such even as they appealed to an audience far beyond the reach of the category. In the 1960s, Vonnegut became closely associated with the Baby Boomer generation, a writer on that side, so to speak.

Now that Vonnegut's work has been studied as a large body of work, it has been more deeply understood and unified. There is a consistency to his satirical insight, humor and anger which makes his work so synergistic. It seems clear that the more of Vonnegut's work you read, the more it resonates and the more you wish to read. Scholars believe that Vonnegut's reputation (like Mark Twain's) will grow steadily through the decades as his work continues to increase in relevance and new connections are formed, new insights made.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Author Kurt Vonnegut is considered by most to be one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His books Slaughterhouse-Five (named after Vonnegut's World War II POW experience) and Cat's Cradle are considered among his top works. RosettaBooks offers here a complete range of Vonnegut's work, including his first novel (Player Piano, 1952) for readers familiar with Vonnegut's work as well as newcomers.

One Night in London: a hospital in wartime (The Jason Trilogy Book 1)

One Night in London: a hospital in wartime (The Jason Trilogy Book 1)

The gripping story of one night in a busy London teaching hospital in 1940s wartime.


It’s 1944, and at St. Martha’s Hospital the staff carry out their duties as flying rockets and bombs fall around them.

The doctors and nurses of Wally’s ward must care for their patients despite little or no sleep, dwindling supplies, and a steady stream of air raid victims.

Nurse Carter and Nurse Dean keep a watchful eye on the welfare of both patients and doctors, while Nurse Smith struggles to cope with the horror surrounding her.

Meanwhile, Senior Surgical Officer, ‘Mack’ MacDonald, aided by his young house-surgeon, Mr Jason, operates under almost impossible conditions, while also hiding a tragic secret.

During this one night in London, hospital workers and patients alike will face a wartime nightmare with determination, courage and dignity. But what will the morning bring?

One Night in London is the first novel in The Jason Trilogy by bestselling hospital fiction author Lucilla Andrews. For the first time, Lucilla's novels are now available as ebooks (with new print editions available from the late summer 2017). More at www.lucillaandrews.com

Covent Garden in the Snow: The most gorgeous and heartwarming Christmas romance of 2017!

Covent Garden in the Snow: The most gorgeous and heartwarming Christmas romance of 2017!

‘A delicious Christmas delight’ – Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde

The perfect Christmas romance for fans of Karen Swan.

Tilly Hunter has fabulous friends, her dream job as a make-up artist with a prestigious opera company and Felix, her kind and caring husband to be. It looks set to be the most perfect Christmas yet!

But when a monumental blunder forces her to work closely with new IT director Marcus Walker, it's not only the roast chestnut stalls on the cobbles of her beloved Covent Garden that cause sparks to fly…

Super serious and brooding, Marcus hasn’t got a creative bone in his sharp-suited body. For technophobe Tilly, it's a match made in hell.

And yet, when Tilly discovers her fiancé isn’t at all what he seems, it's Marcus who's there for her with a hot chocolate and a surprisingly strong shoulder to cry on … He might just be the best Christmas present she’s ever had.

Everyone is raving about Covent Garden in the Snow

‘Had me laughing from the first page!’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘Buy this book, put up a do not disturb sign and enjoy indulging in every page – you won't be disappointed!’ Gem’s Quiet Corner

‘A romantic and hilarious novel with a beautiful and snowy Christmas atmosphereChicklit Club

‘Oh I absolutely loved Tilly! What a fun, festive book, and a beautiful cover’ LoveReading.com

Islands: A page turning story of love, secrets and regrets

Islands: A page turning story of love, secrets and regrets

“If you read only one book this year – make sure it’s this one.”

Be prepared to cry at this powerful, beautifully written story that takes you on Katherine’s journey from a naïve childhood, riven with guilt, to a lonely adult who knows it’s time to face up to her hidden past.


Set against the real-life events of 2008 that shocked the beautiful island of Jersey, this is a story that deals with difficult subjects, honestly and compassionately.

Katherine, is a successful business woman living and working in London. She’s estranged from her husband and family and hiding from the pain of failed motherhood. 

When a major murder and child abuse investigation launches in her home island of Jersey, the news shocks the island and brings the world’s media to its idyllic shores.

As the island of Jersey faces up to its hidden past, Katherine is forced to face up to hers. A letter arrives from the dying mother of her teenage friend – the friend whose death Katherine caused 32 years before. 

She knows she must return home and tell the truth; but Katherine isn’t the only one with secrets…


Will the truth heal or destroy her? Will she ever come to terms with what drove her away from the man she loved and the sister that needs her?


A small selection of recent 5* reviews

“What an amazing book, had me gripped from the first pages , great story I didn't want it to end.”

“Loved it. Kept turning pages instead of going to sleep. Now baggy eyed but happy to have read such an enjoyable book.”

“A great read. Bought the paperback and took it on holiday to read and got so absorbed I couldn't put it down once I started!”

“Just finished reading this book at 2 a.m., quite a twist at the end, and left me feeling I wanted to know what happened to Katherine and John next.”

“This is a beautifully written story by a writer with a powerful and individual voice.”

DEAD & BURIED a gripping crime thriller full of twists

DEAD & BURIED a gripping crime thriller full of twists

A GRIPPING CRIME MYSTERY FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS

40 years ago something terrible happened in Annie's new house . . .

Annie Naden and her husband buy a remote country cottage at auction. It’s the home of their own that they always wanted, but as they begin renovations, Annie discovers a satchel in a dusty old hidden cupboard. Inside are the usual schoolbooks, now over 40 years old, and a girl’s diary. Among the record of day-to-day crushes and pop concerts, is a secret whose terrible consequences are still resonating to this day.

Detective Tom Calladine has problems of his own. A notorious villain, Vinny Costello, seems to be back in town, and the bodies soon stack up. With Calladine’s loyal DS Ruth Bayliss on maternity leave, he gets in hot water with one of Costello’s assistants, and must also cope with an abrasive new member of the team as they seek to untangle a complex series of murders.

What happened to that girl forty years ago? And what’s it got to do with the current crime wave?

Full of twists and turns, this is a gripping detective mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DEAD & BURIED is book five of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine.

Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. Her personal life finally seems to have settled down.

The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.

AVAILABLE NOW


Book One: DEAD WRONG
A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate. Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer.

Book Two: DEAD SILENT
A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead . . .

Book Three: DEAD LIST
An unlikely serial killer with a bucket list of victims . . .

Book Four: DEAD LOST
An abandoned cotton mill holds horrific secrets

Book Five: DEAD & BURIED
40 years ago something terrible happened in Annie's new house . . .

Book Six: DEAD NASTYNEW!!!
A GIRL’S BODY IS FOUND IN A DUSTBIN. DEAD MEAT IS WRITTEN ON A NOTE FOUND WITH HER.

Praise for Helen H. Durrant’s previous best sellers
“There’s no frilly pages full of description in these books, just great mysteries and characters, which I appreciate. And thank goodness she’s writing as fast as she is, because I’ve been devouring these books just as quickly. Can’t wait for the next in the series.” Mary E

“The usual fast action, gripping plot and great setting.” Martha B

“This is an exceptional book which I will recommend to everyone who loves a good British thriller.” Jackie Roche

“Another great book in this series and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I finished this one in a single sitting.” Books R Best

Love, Lies and Lemon Cake

Love, Lies and Lemon Cake

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, this book is exceptionally good.’ Chick Lit Club

Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a hilarious, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.

Faye Dobson has lost her sparkle. Living on film star fantasies and vague memories of a marriage that once was, she can’t help feeling that life is passing her by. She dreams of being whisked to Paris for dinner, making three wishes at the Trevi fountain and having sex under the stars. But the wrinkles are multiplying, her husband’s passion is for plumbing, and the nearest she’ll get to Rome is a take-away pizza.

So when Faye meets Dan the gorgeous Australian surfer guy working in the local deli she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to see the world. He is blonde, tanned, ten years younger and bakes the most amazing lemon cake. Unlike her husband Dan actually listens to Faye, his smile makes her feel fizzy inside, and when he smiles... Oh. My. God.

But is Faye being silly? What would Dan see in someone like her? Even if he did have feelings for her, could she give up everything to be with him?

What people are saying about Sue Watson…


‘a talented chick lit author with fresh and unique voice and going on my list of all time faves.This Chick Reads

Laugh-out-loud funny, this book is exceptionally good. You will be introduced to the world of 'vajazzles' and friendships we all wish we had! There is one particular chapter which will likely see tears of laughter streaming down your face. Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is truly a delightful read’ Chick Lit Club

I absolutely loved this book… Sue's witty, hilarious writing style had me hooked from page one, and I adored the cute and clumsy Faye, who is given the choice of living a life she has dreamed of. Sue Watson is a brilliant writer, a wonderful new talent with a fantastic style and lovable characters. I devoured this book in one sitting, and I'm already waiting for Sue's next offering!’ 5/5 Chick Lit Uncovered

‘Love, Lies and Lemon Cake is a deliciously hilarious book that will have you laughing out loud and rooting for the new Faye! From vajazzled lady parts to fake bake, orange self-tanners, Sue Watson’s humor is brilliant and spot on! This is the perfect book for summer! Don’t walk, but run out and get this book. You will be glad that you did!’ Book Mama blog

‘Now that I’ve read all of Sue Watson’s books I can say this has to be her best yet. Even though I really enjoyed her two previous ones, there’s something about ‘Love, Lies and Lemon Cake’ that screams with honesty, warmth pouring out of its pages... a wonderful, original story full of heart.’ 5/5 This Chick Reads

'Sue’s writing is witty and heartfelt in just the right amounts.' One More Page

‘Sue has an absolutely amazing way of making you feel the emotions of her characters, and making you step into their shoes.’ Kim the Bookworm

'The book is a magnificent read about never letting go of your dreams, and never being too old to follow them. It has humor in all the right places and the characters all have their individual quirks to keep the reader interested. I was hooked from page 1 of the book and found myself whizzing through the pages to find out what would happen between Faye and Dan and whether she would get to that New York rooftop. CompellingReads

Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller

Yesterday: The phenomenal debut thriller

A brilliant high-concept debut thriller - just how do you solve a murder when you only remember yesterday?


'The thriller of the summer' - Observer

'A 2017 literary event' - Newsweek

'The intrigue of Gone Girl and the drama of Before I Go to Sleep' - iNews

'So hotly tipped it should come with scorch marks... Quite literally mind-bending' - Red


There are two types of people in the world: those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before.

You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night, you write down the things that matter. Each morning, your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did.

Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband's mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago.

Can you trust the police?
Can you trust your husband?
Can you trust yourself?

Only the Innocent

Only the Innocent

An Amazon Number One Bestseller



A man is dead. The killer is a woman. But what secrets lie beneath the surface - so dark that a man has to die?

Women are rarely cold blooded killers. But when famous philanthropist Hugo Fletcher is found dead, there is no doubt in anybody's mind that the killer is a woman. And it is clear from the precision of the planning that this was no crime of passion. It was an execution.

The victim was revered the world over for his charitable work with trafficked Eastern European prostitutes, and as at least one of these girls is missing, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is certain that there has to be a connection.

But nothing is as it appears on the surface. A web of complex relationships is gradually revealed and it seems that everybody has something to hide. As each horrific secret is exposed, Tom Douglas begins to realise that this is much more than a simple murder case. And he has a terrible dilemma to face - whether to punish the guilty, or protect the innocent.


What people say about Only the Innocent



"Abbott carefully constructed a world of mystery, depravity, sex, violence, manipulation and intrigue on so many different levels that I can honestly say you truly have to read until the last page to understand and appreciate the complexity of the story." Karen DeLabar: Writing on the Rocks

"Excellent and intriguing start which had me hooked from the first page." S Wilton

"A brilliantly written storyline that's hard to put down, I highly recommend this book and the author." Janet Clark