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The Watchmaker’s Doctor

Title: The Watchmaker’s Doctor
Series: Erase and Rewind #1

Author: G.M.T. Schuilling

Genre: New Adult, Time Travel

Listening Time: 2 Hours 18 minutes

Published: July 13, 2018

Performed by: Khristine Hvam

If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?

The Watchmaker’s Doctor is the first novella in Erase and Rewind, a collection for new adults that delves into the biggest regrets of the dying, and follows their stories of what might have been.

Anaya, a disillusioned, thirty-five-year-old doctor, has been looking after Gregory, a retired watchmaker and resident of an aged care facility. On her last visit, he gifts her his final creation, an exquisitely-crafted watch, knowing she will die tragically that very day. It will turn back time.

With one condition: she must choose the time and place to reset the clock, and redo just one thing in her life. Regrets, it seems, are easy to realise when you’re dying. Hers was dropping out of school at seventeen.

But what if, after one small change, her life would become much worse than it was? Or unthinkable disasters result from a single step off her path? When the alternative is die now, her choice makes itself. And so, Anaya’s story begins with her last thought. Would I have done this if I had any option but the grave?

Would you?

 

 

 

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As her death replayed in her mind, her need to escape intensified exponentially. Yet she flopped next to him, unable to move a single limb.

“Ana, you’re safe now.” Greg tried to hold her by her shoulders.

Her heart was already pounding and she was on the very edge of the bench. But that tipped her over. Adrenaline surged through her veins and propelled her into action. She threw his hands off and pushed back.

He breathed deeply and waited like time itself stood still at his command. An eerie calm appeared to emanate from him. “Look at me, Ana.”

As if in a trance, she obeyed. The pond’s reflection of a sudden break in the clouds illuminated him. He appeared incandescent, his face as soft as velvet and eyes teeming with empathy.

She’d seen Greg every day for more than a year, and even confided in him. He would never hurt her. Had he saved her? Realizingthe rhythm of her heart now mimicked his, her breathing slowed, but her mind continued to reel.

“You did have an accident, but the watch I gave you turned back time.”

Anaya’s eyes hunted for the van on the road but found it deserted and the lamp post undamaged. She didn’t know how long it took her to tear her eyes from the scene and for her brain to digest the figures on the watch, but it crawled by like a millennium.

11:48.

Anaya couldn’t process anything beyond one word. How? She wasn’t sure if she said it aloud.

“I’ve spent most of my life studying time, its history and movement. I’ve made hundreds of watches for my customers, but couldn’t part with this one. As I learned more, I modified it. With every passing year, I tinkered with it. Until, at last, I found a way to rewind time…” Greg paused. “That was forty years ago. Since then, I have travelled back to that day and lived my life over and over. I’ve done all that I had to do. I decided that I wanted to pass on that chance to someone else, and you seemed like you could use it.”

She lowered her gaze to the pavement. That’s insane. But even if it were true, why choose me?

Greg must have recognized her doubt because he interjected. “I don’t think asking why is the right way to spend the little time you have left. You have a second chance at life, Ana. Choose one moment to return to and do it over. The watch rewound to the minute I gave it to you. But as its maker, I can take you back to any time in your life.”

How about the day I was born?

“I don’t know if my long years are a blessing or a curse. But I’ve seen many lives pass mine by, and I think the point is to leave this world with no regrets. The question you should be asking yourself is, what’s yours?”

G. M. T. Schuilling is an author who writes for new adults, mixing unequal parts of urban fantasy and time travel, to create a special blend of science fiction.

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Beyond Beauport

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Nautical Fiction/Sea Adventure
Date Published: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Koehler Books
 
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Shannon Clarke raised a family and worked waterfront jobs in America’s oldest seaport. Her childhood dream to become a sea captain is revived when her long-lost seafaring uncle Patrick visits with a salty tale of their maritime family ancestry of pirates and privateers. He shares recovered family letters and artifacts from the Golden Age of Piracy. They take to the sea in Patrick’s brigantine to follow the siren song of their ancestors in quest of destiny, truth and treasure. The voyage is fraught with raw forces of nature, past traumas and present day sea robbers, as their talents and beliefs of family, identity and purpose are shaken to the core.
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Praise for Beyond Beauport:
“If you like adventure, Caribbean seas and family intrigue, you’ll surely enjoy this tale.” –Katherine A. Sherbrooke, author of Fill the Sky
 
” . . . a fast-moving read that keeps you on edge page after page!” –Ron Gilson, author of An Island No More
 
“Loaded to the scuppers with history and intrigue, Beyond Beauport fastens a shackle to the heartstrings of the pirate in all of us, then pulls along in its powerful riptide of adventure! Bravo!” –Jim Tarantino, Gloucester doryman
 
“Full of history, geography, maritime life, storms, and recipes, Masciarelli has created an exciting tale of today’s woman at one with the sea.” — JoeAnn Hart, author of Float
 
“James Masciarelli’s mastery of plot, suspense, pacing, dialogue and story belies any sense that Beyond Beauport is his first novel. The history that frames this gripping narrative is impeccable. Embarking on this adventure with such appealing characters offers a pleasure that only the most well-crafted novels can provide.” –Peter Anastas, author of At the Cut
 
“Paddy and Shannon have room for one more mate on the Second Wind, and you have permission to board. You might want to keep that life jacket close by–the waters are a little rough ahead.” –John Dufresne, author of I Don’t Like Where This Is Going
 
“James Masciarelli has crafted a unique contribution to American letters, an adventure saga that is sweeping in scope yet intensely personal. Masciarelli writes of time, place and history, and in the process has woven a lasting work that speaks to discovery that is both epic in scope and deeply personal.” –Greg Fields, author of Arc of the Comet
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About the Author

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James Masciarelli is a writer, entrepreneur, and storyteller with deep experience of the human condition from his work with individuals, families, and organizations in crisis, growth and change. Writing and use of story enabled him to move ideas through organizations in his social work, human resource, and business career. His creative fiction focuses on stories of change and transformation by the sea. He majored in psychology and classical literature at College of the Holy Cross, with advanced graduate study in clinical psychology, and holds an MBA from Babson College. He resides in Naples, Florida and his homeport, Gloucester, Massachusetts with his creative wife and twin beagles.
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Unbreakable

Title: Unbreakable
Series: The Kings of Retribution MC #5
Author: Crystal Daniels & Sandy Alvarez
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2018

Fear makes us stronger and we become Unbreakable.

 

 
As the President of The Kings of Retribution MC,
 
Jake Delane has dedicated his life to his family and watched his Club flourish.
 
Seeing his brothers find strong women to stand at their sides unearthed buried feelings of loss; making the idea of never finding love again more absalute.
 
Until a beautiful, and fierce redhead moved to town.
 
Making Grace his became Jake’s mission.
 
Loving her became his reason to breathe.
 
Hiding from her past, Grace finds refuge in the small town of Polson.
 
As time passes, the secrets she keeps hidden become a necessary burden she must carry in order to protect the most important person in her life.
 
When she finds herself falling in love with the President of the local MC, Grace does the only thing she can;
 
She runs.

We are sisters who both share a passion for books. Our obsession for bad boys, alpha males, angst, romance, hot, sexy, and happily ever after has lead us on a journey, a dream to not only read all the incredible stories we love so much, but to write one of our own. 
 
Both born in Illinois, then moved to Wyoming, were we spent part of our childhood before moving to Mississippi.
 
Crystal lives in Pearl Mississippi with her husband of twenty-one years, two sons and their two dogs.
 
Sandy lives in Brandon Mississippi with her husband of eleven years, and four kids.
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Hard Hand

Having spent too many years living a life of deception, former undercover agent Cole Stewart demands one thing from his relationships—complete honesty.

Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, Avery Fisher has the courage to be with a man as dangerous and sexy as him.

Cole would know the seductive and vulnerable Avery no matter how clever her disguise. But he will demand she reveal everything, not just her identity, but her true nature and the need for his dominance.

She will learn Cole is not open to compromise…

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Sierra was born in Manchester, England where she spent her early years traipsing through castles. After living in Denver for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed author now resides in Galveston, Texas. She loves the way history blends with Southern manners (being called “sugar” is an experience unto itself).

She invites you to join her on a sensual journey where the limits are explored and expanded.

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Risk Taker

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Risk Taker

Mixed Messages Series, Book 3

Lily Morton

M/M Romance

Release Date: 07.22.18

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Cover Design: Natasha Snow

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Being in love with your best friend is hard.

Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the Hook-Up King of London seems more like a curse than a blessing these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were fifteen, at arm’s length. But that’s where Ivo wants him, right? Putting aside his feelings, Henry decides to give up casual sex and look for the real deal. After all, he has no chance with Ivo – or does he?

Henry is everything to Ivo. Best friend, soul mate, the one person who has never let him down. The one person he is loyal to above everything and everyone. But Henry’s in a box marked best friend and that’s where Ivo’s kept him for nearly twenty years, despite steadily falling in love with the gentle man. And besides, why would Henry want to date Ivo? Burned out and injured, he’s the walking embodiment of damaged.

Distance has helped Henry and Ivo keep a lid on their attraction, but when they find themselves in the same city for a change—Ivo hurt and needing assistance, and Henry more than willing to provide it—the two best friends grow closer than ever, forcing a realization, and a decision. Risk their friendship for their hearts? Or can they have both?

From the bestselling author of Rule Breaker and Deal Maker comes a tender love story about two best friends who are perfect for each other, and always have been – if only they knew it.

This is the third book in the Mixed Messages series, but it can be read as a standalone.

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EXCERPT

The bell in the shop rings as the door opens, and I smile as I feel his presence behind me.

“Is there a particular reason, Henry, why I am standing in an art supply shop rather than sitting in a perfectly good restaurant eating lunch?”

I shift the basket over my arm and turn to face one of my best friends. “Gabe, you really should be a bit more highbrow. Otherwise, you’ll never keep that pretty totty you’ve got.”

His perfect-looking face scrunches up in disgust. “Totty. What an utterly disgusting word.”

“I know,” I say cheerfully, turning back to the shelf I was perusing and chucking in another tube of Rose Gold oil paint.

“Makes you sound like your father,” he says snippily, and I nudge him.

“Now that’s petty. Anyway, I’m nothing like him. I have all my own teeth, and my complexion is milky-white perfection, if I do say so myself.”

He snorts. “Apart from those freckles.”

I shake my head and touch a finger to my face and my bête noire, the multitude of freckles that span my nose. “I wish that cream I got off the internet at uni had worked,” I say forlornly, and he laughs loudly, making it echo around the shop.

“I did so enjoy the way your face turned that shade of green. Made you look like Grotbags from The Rod Hull and Emu Show.” He reaches over and grabs a tube of paint. “It was this shade precisely. Hmm, Pistachio Green.” He chucks it into my basket, and I patiently remove it and put it back on the shelf.

I toss a couple of tubes of Prussian Blue into the basket while he leans casually against the shelf looking like the perfect picture of a lawyer in his dark grey, hand-tailored suit.

“Why are we here, Henry? Because if you’re thinking of giving up the law and becoming an artist, I really will have to stage an intervention.”

I laugh. “I think I’d make a very good artist.”

“Piss artist, more likely,” he says, poking my arm with one long finger. “So, if we’re not shopping for what would be the shortest career in art history, who are we shopping for?” His gaze sharpens, and I mentally groan because aside from Ivo there is no one who knows me better. “Hmm. Would we be shopping for a six foot four blond photographer who a certain red-headed lawyer has had the hots for, for years?”

“That’s such a non-Gabe expression,” I sneer. “Has Dylan been influencing you?”

He looks startled and shakes his head. “Those fucking phrases of his and Jude’s. They’re messing up my vocabulary. Yesterday one of the senior partners asked me if I was okay and I said I was cool. He went out and asked his assistant to tell maintenance that the building heating needed to be turned up.”

I laugh helplessly, and he gives me a rueful grin. “Don’t distract me, Henry. Is Ivo back?” I nod slowly and his expression darkens. “Is he okay?”

I shrug, picking up a brush and studying it intently so I don’t have to look at him. “Not really. He’s got a hole from a fucking bullet in his side, and broken ribs and bruises all over him from being near a car bomb when it went off.”

“What?” he says instantly. “Is he okay?” Gabe has always had a complicated relationship with Ivo. He loves being with him, and they can talk for hours, but he hates the effect that he unknowingly has on my life.

“He’s fine. Silas checked him over.”

He checks with his hand out to grab the brush from me. “Henry, isn’t Silas a vet?”

I shrug. “He was very good at biology at school.”

“I was good at it too. You don’t see me turning up at St Bart’s Hospital and performing a few appendectomies during my lunch hour though, do you?”

“The only biology you were any good at was the male anatomy kind,” I say tartly, and chuck the brush in the basket.

He smiles. “That I was. I’m a very learned man in that area.”

I snort. “You’re practically PhD material.”


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Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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