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Historicals and Regency Romances

The End of the World

When a stranger arrives in Cornwall while the war rages on the Peninsula, is he the answer to one's prayers, or a nightmare wearing the disguise of a gentleman? 

Hermione Merwyn leads a pleasant, quiet life with her father, in the farthest corner of England. All is as it should be, though change is sure to come. For she and her sister have reached the age of marriage, but that can be no great adventure when life at home has already been so bountiful. 

When Samuel Lynchhammer arrives in Cornwall, having journeyed the width of the country, he is down to his last few quid and needs to find work for his keep. Spurned by the most successful mine owner in the county, Gavin Tadcaster, Samuel finds work for Gavin's adversary, Sir Lawrence Merwyn. 

Can working for Sir Lawrence, the father of two young women on the cusp of their first season to far away London, be what Samuel needs to help him resolve the reasons for his running away from his obligations in the east of the country? Will the daughters be able to find happiness in the desolate landscapes and deadly mines of their home?

The End of the World is available in Trade Paperback from Regency Assembly Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other Booksellers. Ebook versions are available at the iPad, Kindle, Nook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


The Shattered Mirror

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Bridget Halifax-Stokes was giddy with the excitement of her season in London. Town had beckoned and her season came on the heels of the end of the war against the tyrant. All the handsome men were returning heroes. What better year to come out.

Her father thought it all nonsense. Her mother believed that it would be the best showing of any of her daughters. More lords available and luck that Bridget was just the perfect age.

All is fun and frivolity until Bridget literally crashes into Sir Patrick Hampton as he limps along the high street. A man she knew once well, now a stranger with dark and foreboding eyes.

The Shattered Mirror is available in Trade Paperback from Regency Assembly PressAmazonBarnes and Noble and other Booksellers. Ebook versions are available at the iPadKindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Colonel Fitzwilliam's Correspondence

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Witnessing his cousin marry for love and not money, as he felt destined to do, Colonel Fitzwilliam refused to himself to be jealous. He did not expect his acquaintance with the Bennet Clan to change that.

   Catherine Bennet, often called Kitty, had not given a great deal of thought to how her life might change with her sisters Elizabeth and Jane becoming wed to rich and connected men. Certainly meeting Darcy's handsome cousin, a Colonel, did not affect her.

   But one had to admit that the connections of the Bingleys and Darcys were quite advantageous. All sorts of men desired introductions now that she had such wealthy new brothers.

   Kitty knew that Lydia may have thought herself fortunate when she had married Wickham, the first Bennet daughter to wed. Kitty, though, knew that true fortune had come to her. She just wasn't sure how best to apply herself.

Colonel Fitzwilliam's Correspondence is available in Trade Paperback from Regency Assembly PressAmazonBarnes and Noble and other Booksellers. Ebook versions are available at the iPadKindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Two Peas in a Pod

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Love is something that can not be fostered by deceit even should one's eyes betray one's heart.

Two brothers that were so close in appearance that only a handful have ever been able to tell them apart. The Earl of Kent, Percival Francis Michael Coldwell is only older than his brother, Peregrine Maxim Frederick Coldwell by 17 minutes. They may have looked as each other, but that masked how they were truthfully quite opposite to one another.

For Percy, his personality was one that he was quite comfortable with and more than happy to let Perry be of a serious nature. At least until he met Veronica Hamilton, the daughter of the Baron Hamilton of Leith. She was only interested in a man who was serious.

Once more, Peregrine is obliged to help his older brother by taking his place, that the Earl may woo the young lady who has captured his heart. That is, until there is one who captures Peregrine’s heart too

Two Peas in a Pod is available in Trade Paperback from Regency Assembly Press, and Amazon. An Ebook version is available for the  Kindle, for an exclusive period of time. For purchase outside the United States, try Amazon stores, or please contact Regency Assembly Press. Available in other digital formats on 11/15/2012


Contemporary Romance

Jane Austen and Ghosts

Ellis Abbot found stories for tinseltown to make into movies. His most recent find were the batch of stories set in the regency world of Jane Austen. Jane Austen and Monsters.

Meeting with the various authors of those works, it did not seem that Ellis could get one coherent plot of script out of any of them. At least not until he got help from the best source of all.

In the world of moviemaking, nothing is as golden as rebooting a classic tale that has made fortunes every time before when it has been adapted for the silver screen. Certainly any work by Jane Austen made into a movie will not only be bankable, but also considered a work of art.

That is of course until the current wave of adaptations that unite her classic stories with all the elements of the afterlife is attempted to be created. That these have found success in the marketplace amongst booklovers may not be quite understood by those who make movies. But that they are a success is understood and a reason to make them into movies.

All that being said, perhaps it would also be fair to say that the very proper Jane, were she present to have anything to say about it, would not be pleased. Of course she has been away from this Earth for nearly 200 hundred years. But does that mean were she upset enough, she wouldn't come back?

Jane Austen and Ghosts is available in Trade Paperback from Regency Assembly Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other Booksellers. Ebook versions are available at the iPad, Kindle, Nook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Fantasy

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A Trolling We Will Go

The Valley Kingdom of Torahn had been at peace for fifty years since the Council of Twenty-One saw fit to dispense with their royal family. The only Kingdom without a King on the west side of the continent. But late last year, something caused the Goblins in the Old Forest, Karasbahn to stir and act courageous. Something that men can not remember seeing Goblins ever doing.

What has gotten the Goblins in such a state? Whatever it is, it can not be good news for Torahn. Or for Humphrey, a woodcutter for a small town, far from Karasbahn. But part of the Kingdom's militia, with no family or other exemptions. He is perfect to be sent to the Old Forest and find out what scares the Goblins that they have become fearless.      

A Trolling We Will Go Ebook versions are currently available at the KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


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Trolling Down to Old Mah Wee

When the neighboring kingdom of Mah Wee begins to experience the same problems that beset Torahn some years before, they urgently request the aid of the experts in containing a new Troll infestation. But eradicating Trolls is not as easy as exterminating a few rats or mice. Trolls are bigger than men, they are stronger than men, and then are meaner than men. Humphrey Cutter and his band of mismatched warriors must once again rise to the occasion, but can they without the aid of expertise of Gwendolyn and her particular skills?      

Trolling Down to Old Mah Wee Ebook versions are currently available at the KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Trollings Pass and Present

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Years since their battles with the Trolls, even on foreign soil, the warriors of the Valley Kingdom of Torahn need something to keep their edge honed. The economy too is beginning to fray a little without the great wars to support. The Leaders hit upon the idea of searching for a path to reach the east side of the continent. The Elves swear that at one time their writings tell of such, the Dwarves swear such a pass across Teantellen is legendary.

Teantellen though is filled with races man has never gotten along with well. Goblins, Dark Elves, Trolls, Giants and Dragons. It has been years since the mountain tops exploded, and perhaps that has changed things enough that a way can be found to link the western lands with the eastern lands and increase trade, and prosperity for all.

Even should they fail in their quest, as the history of man has shown to this point in time, the attempt will do much to spur the economy. Tens of thousands of gold will be spent by the Council of Twenty-One to pay for such an expedition. Gold that those who are not so scrupulous might choose to pocket as they tried in the Troll Wars.

With such shenanigans taking place again, are the hopes of the previous generation, the leaders from the Troll Wars now in retirement, ready to be achieved? Is it time for Torahn, called the Valley Kingdom, but the only Kingdom without a King, to have a King once more?      

Trollings Pass and Present Ebook versions are currently available at the KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


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A Trolling We Will Go Omnibus:The Early Years

The stories of Humphrey and Gwendolyn. Published separately in: A Trolling we Will Go, Trolling Down to Old Mah Wee and Trollings Pass and Present. These are the tales of how a simple Woodcutter and an overly educated girl help save the kingdom without a king from an ancient evil.

Long forgotten is the way to fight the Trolls. Beasts that breed faster than rabbits it seems, and when they decide to migrate to the lands of humans, their seeming invulnerability spell doom for all in the kingdom of Torahn. Not only Torahn but all the human kingdoms that border the great mountains that divide the continent.     

A Trolling We Will Go Ominibus:The Early Years Ebook versions are currently available at the KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Young Adult Action Fiction

ECO Agents: Save the Planet

Five young people are all that stands between a better world and corporate destruction.

Parker, Priya, JCubed, Guillermo and Jennifer are not just your average high school students. They are ECOAgents, trusted the world over with protecting the planet.

Our Earth is in trouble. Humanity has damaged our home. Bil-lionaire scientist turned educator, Dr. Daniel Phillips-Lee, is using his vast resources to reverse this situation.

Zedadiah Carter, leader of the Earth’s most powerful com-pany, is only getting richer, harvesting resources, with the aid of not so trustworthy employees. When the company threatens part of the world’s water supply, covering up their involvement is business as usual.

The Ecological Conservation Organization’s Academy of Higher Learning and Scientific Achievement, or simply the ECO Academy, high in the hills of Malibu, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is the envy of educational institutions worldwide. The teenage students of the ECO Academy, among the best and brightest the planet has to offer, have decided they cannot just watch the world self-destruct. They will meet this challenge head on as they begin to heal the planet.   

ECO Agents: Save the Planet Ebook versions are currently available in trade paperback from Regency Assembly Press, and in digital format at the iPad, KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. Trade Paperback copies are available at Amazon. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press


Writing Guides

Genghis Khan's Rules for (Warriors) Writers

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Genghis Khan came from the Steppes of Mongolia, a family torn apart by neighboring tribes, to unite those tribes, or defeat them, and then conquer the greater part of the known world. His heirs would continue his conquest right to the edge of western society. The world feared the Mongols, and Genghis. Now, you can benefit, as a writer from the lessons he has to impart on how, with the changing world of publishing, you can perfect your work and write not only good material for this new age of book publishing. But can write great work for this new age.

10 simple lessons, and you will be on your way to conquering the bookshelves of the 21st century. This short book will have you learning all you really need to know to elevate your writing to the next level. These simple lessons will start you on the road to better writing as a member of the Horde in no time.      

Genghis Khan's Rules for (Warriors) Writers Ebook versions are currently available at the KindleNook stores and other readers at Smashwords. For purchase outside the United States, Amazon stores, the iBookstore, or please contact Regency Assembly Press



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