Our Author of the Month this month is American writer George Shaddock, author of a number of published titles including the acclaimed Georgie: An Unexpected Life, The Interpreter and An Interim Assignment.

 

George Shaddock

George Shaddock…Author of the Month

 

A former salesman and company troubleshooter, George founded London Circle Publishing, one of the first eBook publishing firms. Now retired, he spends his time writing.

 

Books by George Shaddock:

Georgie: An Unexpected Life by [Shaddock, George]

Georgie: An Unexpected Life

The story of a beautiful and brilliant young woman, Georgianna, who has been raised from birth by an adoptive mother, Ann Fallon. Ann groomed her to take over her successful fashion design business. She saw that Georgianna was well educated and mentored to handle the business. However, at no time during her upbringing did Ann share any part of her life with her adopted daughter. When Ann suddenly passed, Georgianna discovered that Ann had been her true birth mother. Through clues lift by Ann, she is about to find the family life she has longed for. What she finds is totally unexpected, and a life she could never have imagined.                          https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I7I1OGU/ 

 

The Interpreter by [Shaddock, George]

The Interpreter  

A story of love between two women who meet by accident in front of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. One woman is an instantaneous interpreter at the UN. The other is an aspiring and talented singer, looking for stardom in a Broadway musical. Both women appear to be in their early 30’s. They fill a mutual need for company and support and begin to share an apartment in SoHo, Manhattan. The Interpreter has an exotic background and is entirely familiar with twenty-to-thirty languages. She is on a personal mission that could threaten their lives. Both attend weekend gatherings held at the estate of a wealthy widow in Southampton, Long Island. One woman desires only to become the star of a Broadway musical. The Interpreter wants a child sired by the most intelligent man she can find.                https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071W38C1M/  

 

An Interim Assignment by [Shaddock, George]

An Interim Assignment

The old SNJ Navy trainer made a perfect wheels-up, dead-stick landing in Lake Winnebago. As it came to a halt 25 yards from the beach, the pilot’s desperate effort to open the canopy proved useless. The canopy is locked. A moment later, he watched a woman with a rock in her hand, smashing the canopy to bits. She continued to pound the Plexiglass and throw the shards away while shouting for him to remove all restraint straps. The moment the opening in the canopy was large enough, she pulled him out of the plane just as it began to sink to a watery grave. She then had to help him swim to shore.                                               

The pilot is Captain Josh Wiley, the best Navy fighter pilot the Navy has ever produced. Captain Wiley has recently been given complete control of the Top Gun School in Fallon NV. The woman who saved him is Sidney Davies, a retired commander of a Marine ground-support helicopter squadron.

Captain Wiley’s assignment has been to check F-15 fighter jets for compliance with a sales contract…a contract signed by the President with the Saudis. The Captain has uncovered a serious problem.

Captain Wiley’s survival from the crash make him a target for assassination and, by assisting him, Sidney has also become a target. Their struggle to remain alive and stop delivery of the aircraft is finally brought to the attention of Admiral James Fenimore, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC.    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GXKXLZN/  

 

To view George Shaddock’s Amazon Author Page go to: https://www.amazon.com/George-Shaddock/e/B01D25QWZ6/

 

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“An exciting New Zealand outdoors adventure!” That’s how Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp describes the new release, crime-based adventure High Country Contract, written by Lance & James Morcan and published this week by Sterling Gate Books.

Harp’s Amazon review follows (below) unabridged:

 

High Country Contract

Crime-based adventure resonates with critic.

 

The Morcans know how to deliver intrigue, both on scientific subjects and most assuredly on suspense thrillers. They invite us in with their story with and introduction to New Zealand and the chief character Arch Quaid:

‘Twenty-five-year-old Arch Quaid along with other MOEs (Members of the Unemployed) surveyed the latest job vacancies at Work and Income New Zealand’s Christchurch office. It was a routine he’d become used to since winter’s arrival had seen unskilled workers like himself laid off. He wasn’t sure if it was his imagination, but the number of unemployed seemed to increase each day and the list of vacancies seemed to decrease proportionately…Resigned to remaining unemployed for another day at least, the young Kiwi left the WINZ office and headed for a nearby café that currently served as his home away from home…’

With that flavor of credible authenticity the story proceeds – we learn that Arch endured an injury to his right leg while yearning to launch a rugby career, and that he is a loner following a family schism.

He meets Sam Bartlett who presents him with a deer culling contract on a high country property bordering the Southern Alps (named Rocky Mountain High), he meets the Maori girl Janine, and the story begins. Or as the authors describe it, ‘Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter. Caught up in the middle of it all is his new love Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, who will likely be the killer’s next target if Arch doesn’t overcome the most daunting of odds.’

This is a tense thriller, beautifully written with wholly credible characters and many twists and turns that keep the reader magnetized. HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT proves once again that the Morcans are a very fine writing team.

This is a tale that pleads to be a film – and perhaps that will happen, as James is also a screenwriter! Highly recommended. -Grady Harp

 

High Country Contract can be viewed on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VWP6FHD/  

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Los Angeles-based reviewer Grady Harp is the author of WAR SONGS, an artist representative, gallery owner, writer of essays and articles on Figurative and all Representational art for museum catalogues and for travelling exhibitions.

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Hall of Famer Grady Harp.

In his words: “My passion is for Figurative painting and in that role I gladly accept the opportunity of introducing both experienced and inexperienced eyes to the joy of the visual arts. In painting and sculpture, in music, and in literature I am ever on the alert for the new and promising geniuses of tomorrow. I feel the future of the arts is in the journey toward finding Beauty.”

More about Grady Harp at: http://fictionaut.com/users/grady-harp

 

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Our new release crime-based adventure HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT has been launched on Amazon. Set in The Lord of the Rings  territory in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, it’s aimed at lovers of crime, action, adventure, thrillers, romance and wilderness survival tales.

 

High Country Contract

Available now on Amazon.

 

Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter.

Caught up in the middle of it all is his new love Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, who will likely be the killer’s next target if Arch doesn’t overcome the most daunting of odds.

 

HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT is brought to you by Lance and James Morcan, the writers of The Ninth Orphan, Silent Fear, Into the Americas, The Dogon Initiative, White Spirit  and Fiji: A Novel.

This new release can be viewed here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWP6FHD/

 

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High Country Contract

A book for lovers of action, adventure, romance.

Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter.

Arch is forced to perform some dark deeds to survive. It all comes to a head when his fiancée Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, tells him to report his deeds to the police or their wedding is off.

HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT is brought to you by the authors of the action-adventure novel THE DOGON INITIATIVE and the historical adventure novels WHITE SPIRIT and INTO THE AMERICAS. All published by Sterling Gate Books.

For an advance viewing of the book on Goodreads go to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47164547-high-country-contract

 

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Here’s the latest review (unabridged) of our new release book VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED: Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed? 

The amount of research that has gone into this book is stunning. Furthermore, it’s been written in collaboration with a professional medical advisory team, so you can be sure that the content is factually correct. When vaccines are seen as such a normal part of modern life, it’s easy to not think twice about what you’re putting into your body, what the vaccine actually does to you and how the vaccine actually works. I tell ya, I’m glad I don’t have kids, as I’d find it an extremely difficult task to know whether it would be better for them to receive vaccines or not, but this book acts as a great resource for you to come to your own conclusions about whether vaccines are entirely safe. 

I’ll be honest, I occasionally turned off from the slightly-weighty medical specifics (as much as they’re necessary), but this is my own fault – not the authors. Complex information is actually broken down very well into bitesize chunks that can be easily understood by the layman. Personally, the bit I enjoyed reading about the most was how vaccines were first created and came into being (which I knew nothing about).

There shouldn’t be anything wrong with the subtitle of this book: “Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed?” – as that is the central question being posed in this book, and the book’s blurb begins with the statement: “An unbiased, neutral, fact-based investigation that simply allows the science to do the talking on childhood vaccinations.” However, seeing a few one-star reviews for this book makes me believe (perhaps wrongly) that those readers haven’t even read it, and they’re thinking the authors are trying to tell you why vaccines are not safe. As much as there is evidence for vaccines not being quite as good as you perhaps believe, the authors do not try to sway their readers. They are simply posing the question. As they quote in the final chapter: “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” (Albert Einstein). Amen! That’s the most important thing of all. With such massive profits being made by Big Pharma etc., and more and more information coming out about the dangers of many types of medication (I’ve always been amused at that term “side effects”. SIDE effects? They’re simply the EFFECTS!) and people turning more and more to natural remedies, we certainly all need to consider exactly what vaccines are and what they do to us. This is an important and comprehensive book that I highly recommend. -Harry Whitewolf, Author of Route Number 11  and The Road To Purification

 

VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED: Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed? (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 8) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

Book questions safety of childhood immunizations.

 

To read all the reviews for Vaccine Science Revisited  on Goodreads go to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43289034-vaccine-science-revisited

 

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The Catcher in the Rye Enigma: J.D. Salinger’s Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals? – Book 4 in The Underground Knowledge Series – unearths the mysteries surrounding Salinger’s 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.   

 

Book: The Catcher in the Rye Enigma - J.D. Salinger's Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals? (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 4) by James & Lance Morcan

Authors investigate mind control triggering theories.

 

★★★★★ “A book sure to inspire debate.” -Author J. Rogers Barrow

 

The Catcher in the Rye Enigma  is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catcher-Rye-Enigma-Coincidental-Underground-ebook/dp/B00YVROKZ4/

 

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The thriller novel THE ORPHAN UPRISING (The Orphan Trilogy, Book 3)  is described by Welcome Home Soldier Reviews as “A heart tearing, mind splitting, gut churning crusade.” 

Here’s what other reviewers are saying about this novel:

★★★★★ “The Law and Order like twists keep you on the edge of your seat. An extreme roller coaster ride of emotions awaits the reader.” -My Scribe World

★★★★★ “A Finale Worthy of Your Attention.” -Greg Kuhn (author & quantum physicist)

★★★★★ “Great end to a great series.” -Lynelle Clark (author of ‘A Pirate’s Wife’)

★★★★ “Does not disappoint.” -C9C Reviews

★★★★★A well-written and suspense-filled thriller.” -J.B. DiNizo (author of ‘Comingsand Goings’)

★★★★★ “Fast paced action and an extremely thought provoking premise” -Phoenix Book Review

 

The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy Book 3) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

Third book in series a gut churning crusade says one critic.

 

THE ORPHAN UPRISING (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) is available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

 

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