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Martha Bourke, a native of Burlington, VT and Boston, MA spent fifteen years creating foreign language programs for young children and traveling. She now uses her knowledge of other cultures to create the world of Jaguar Sun, which includes two series: one YA, the JAGUAR SUN TRILOGY and one ADULT, the NEW BREED NOVELS. Both take place in the same 'world' and can be read together or as independent series. DESPERATE CALL, NEW BREED BOOK 5 was just released in October 2015.

Martha and her husband have carved out their own little piece of Vermont in the Massachusetts countryside. When not writing, Martha loves spending time with her animals, listening to good music, thrifting, and adding to her Converse collection. She is currently writing ETER

Desperate Call – Pax and James are here! Happy Halloween!

Available for Amazon Kindle October 15th! 

Only in each other will they find salvation.
 Pax, the bravest and most honorable brother in the Order, is fearless in the face of the enemy. His skills in battle are legendary, but his need to cling to duty hides a crushing fear of abandonment. Banished by his family as a teen for being gay, only to lose the love of his life, Pax is jus... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 13, 2015 12:11
Average rating: 3.83 · 1,783 ratings · 285 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Forbidden Call (New Breeds,...

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Jaguar Sun (Jaguar Sun, #1)

3.65 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Mating Call (New Breeds #3)

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Fatal Call (New Breeds #4)

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Deadly Call (New Breeds, #2)

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Jaguar Moon (Jaguar Sun #2)

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“Cohn removed the letter draft from the Resolute Desk. He placed it in a blue folder marked “KEEP.” “I stole it off his desk,” he later told an associate. “I wouldn’t let him see it. He’s never going to see that document. Got to protect the country.”
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I have read all so far in this series and everyone it better then the next.This was a wonderful love story and in the mix we still met the other characters and the war that they fight.I cannot wait for the next book in this series I know..." Read more of this review »
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"Amazing, again.

Another excellent addition to the New Breed novels. It's been a rollercoaster ride from Book 1 thru Book 4 and Book 5 definitely fits right in. You almost have to run to keep up with the pace. LOVED IT. And now I'm waiting for Book..." Read more of this review »
Fatal Call by Martha Bourke
"I love the New Breed Novels and Fatal Call is no exception. Once I started reading I was totally hooked - couldn't put it down. I love the way the author has created such great characters while writing a captivating and gripping story."
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message 10: by Louise

Louise Hart Hi Martha, Thank you for the friendship request! Happy writing!

Martha Bourke Welcome, Dahlia! XX

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Martha!
Thanks for the friending:)

message 7: by Lloyd

Lloyd Thompson Hello! SO nice to meet you, Martha! I'm looking forward to reading your books! They sound quite absorbing! :-)

Martha Bourke And to you, Charlotte!


Charlotte Liebel Martha... Thank you for your friendship. Wishing you the very best success in 2013.

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Martha Bourke Welcome! ;)

Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request!


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Rick Barnett I am grateful for your friendship, Martha.

Thank you,


Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Martha and thanks for your friendship :)

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