As the Roaring Twenties crumble into the Great Depression, Virginia Kingsley, owner of New York’s swankiest and most popular speakeasy, Bacchanal, learns her baby nephew has been kidnapped. Is she somehow involved? His movie star father and her niece must set aside their differences to work with Virginia and her shady contacts to find the stolen child. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who befriends the mother may hold a key to the mystery.
A new movie-style potential blockbuster sci-fi/horror adventure classic (sequel to The Alien Artifact)! Leading global scientists, military, archaeologists, hunters, and treasure explorers uncover a colossal fifteen-mile alien artifact, voyager from beyond space and time, after it has been buried away for millions of years on a desolate Pacific island, in an immense crater, and they enter it, and awaken a hideous monstrous red blood devil-like alien entity/transcendent, from its form of suspended animation – fully revived, and deadly – with powers capable destroying the galaxy.
And now, an excerpt from The Alien Artifact 2… Continue reading “Sneak Peek: The Alien Artifact 2”
Today we have a sneak peek from author T.D. McKinnon’s historical fiction book, Terra Nullius.
Terra Nullius gives a human face, with all the complexities that entails, from the point of view of the people who were the standing residents of Tasmania, formally known as Van Diemen’s Land, originally, simply The Land.
It took just seventy years to all but obliterate a race of people who had taken care of their land for more than forty thousand years. Trucannini, witnessed the rape and murder of her sisters, mother and brother, and the mutilation and murder of her fiancé, and was herself pack raped by the time she was sixteen. Why are the facts of such huge, systematic atrocities not taught in Australian history lessons? Why are such details about the 19th century not common knowledge even in Tasmania, let alone Australia and the world at large? A nation’s shame perhaps?
And now, an excerpt from Terra Nullius… Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Terra Nullius”
1926 – A simple error in judgment leaves James Raven a broken man – his wife dead, and his infant son, motherless. He goes back home seeking solace, only to find more sorrow – and Esther Barton, his father’s hired girl – a woman he holds in contempt.
Missteps seal James’s fate. The penance? His child, now in the care of the one he had scorned, suffers abuse and neglect. The woman James judged unacceptable, now judges him. Trapped and helpless, he can only watch in horror.
Who will save the Ravens when they cannot save themselves…and at what cost?
Their salvation ends with blood on their hands, and they must bury their sins, deep in the Loess Hills of Missouri.
Casting Stones, by Gina M. Barleau is available from Amazon.