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Steve Shilstone

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On my journey to becoming an elderly benign writer, I have earned a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, coached youth baseball for 25 years, enjoyed fatherhood, distributed mail for the United States Postal Service, sketched and painted and cartooned and written stories with varying degrees of success, unloaded trucks and worked in the stockrooms of a now defunct department store, jogged, and never surrendered.

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When, in a queendom far away and long ago, the Queen gave birth to identical twin girls, a soothsayer was summoned to say the sooth.


Regarding the infants with his deeply knowing eyes, the soothsayer said, ‘They must be parted before they reach the age of ten, never more to meet again.’


The Queen said, ‘What is this nonsense? What do you mean? Tell me more if you would leave this palace alive....

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AuthorIsland Congrats on the new release Steve!

Today at www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com , we're celebrating the July releases for Wild Child Publishing and Freya's Bower!

THE BLUE HILLS by Steve Shilstone
Bekka of Thorns: Book Five

In Book #5 of The Bekka Chronicles, Bekka of Thorns awakens one morning to complete silence. She looks around and notices that the only magic item she possesses, The Carven Flute, is a dead wooden brown in color instead of its usual flush yellow pink.

Alarmed, she hurries from her hut and heads for the nearby bramble bower hedge, home of her bendo dreen (bramble dwarf) younglinghood. Slipping inside, she heads down the tunnel toward the Assembly Bower and encounters a pair of bendo dreen frozen in place. Carefully passing them by, she peers into the Assembly Bower and sees the rest of the bendo dreen population, some sitting or caught in the act of sitting, some standing, some in mid-stride, some with mouths wide, some posed gesturing, but all motionless, all silent.


Now fully stricken with fear, she flees the hedge to return to her hut. Her steps falter, and she slows to a standstill at what she sees. What does she see? A bird. A beeketbird. Above her hut, midair, wings spread wide, hanging motionless.
Thus begins for Bekka a new quest, a new journey.

LEARN MORE AT www.WildChildPublishing.com

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THE REMSKY PORTRAIT by Richard Uhlig, Sr.

Pete Barnes a successful art thief with a knack for forging masterpieces gives up the life of crime to paint his own masterpieces. Settling in Switzerland, Pete falls in love with the beautiful Carly Sims, who eerily reminds him of his first love Jenny who died unexpectedly of meningitis.


Pete is thrust back into the world of crime when Carly is kidnapped. To get Carly back, Pete must steal the Remsky Portrait, a hi-tech work of art, from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The planned exchange of Carly for the portrait goes awry when the Russian Mafia interferes, and Pete and Carly find themselves on the run from the kidnappers and the Russians.

The stakes elevate considerably when an unknown entity marks Pete and Carly for assassination. Surviving several close encounters while chased across two continents, Pete discovers that Carly is not who he thought she was, that love is not easy and that the Remsky Portrait is anything but a work of art.

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THE CURSE OF KING RAMESSES II by Victoria Roder

Dinosaurs, a wall of skulls, and mummies, oh my!

One fateful night, Mia and her best friend Jody stow away in the Bradford Museum to investigate the mysterious mummy exhibit from the Cairo Museum. Rumors of the Curse of King Ramesses II have surfaced. It’s believed that due to the king’s tyranny the Egyptian people vowed to rise up against him. In revenge, Ramesses II vowed he would never rest until all of the perpetrators against him and their ancestors were brought to justice.

Now, spend the night in the dark, deserted museum. Experience the roar of the dinosaurs, the cold blast of the arctic, and always run past the wall of skulls. Be prepared for a night of heart-racing action as the girls dare to solve the ancient Egyptian curse of King Ramesses II.
Will Mia and Jody survive the investigation or will the mummified king’s revenge be fulfilled?

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MOTHER NATURE'S PASSION by F.L. Bicknell

An afternoon viewing an apartment becomes more than Simon expects. His landlady is a beautiful, mature woman whom he finds very attractive.
When a summer storm sweeps through and clothes are discarded, can he resist temptation? Or will he give in to Mother Nature's Passion?

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LUCKY'S CHARM by Jenn Nixon

To protect her family and find a killer, Felicia“Lucky” Fascino assumed her adoptive father’s identity and joined the network, of moral assassins, to finish the job he began. Eliminating the man responsible for murdering her mother has consumed her for the last five years. Completing the job is the only way Lucky and her family can return to a safe and normal life. Lucky’s uncle, Stephen Chambers, hasn’t come close to tracking the killer. He announces he’s stepping down as her handler to concentrate on the investigation and names Elizabeth, his daughter, as successor.

Keeping secrets is a family trait, and Elizabeth’s addition to the business tests Lucky’s ability to maintain the pretense that the job doesn’t affect her despite the fact that all network hits are hardened criminals. While keeping her family at arm’s length, Lucky begins to feel the weight of her career choice and reclusive lifestyle. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic hit man during one of her jobs turns into a provocative and dangerous affair. Distracted by the secret trysts with Kenji Zinn and mounting tension within her family, Lucky starts to make mistakes that threaten her livelihood and almost claim her life. When her family is targeted, Lucky must make several rash decisions she believes can save them and preserve her own sanity.

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