A selfish cop must redeem himself before he may enter heaven. Only the J.R.P. (Jerk Redemption Program) can help him now. He’s sent back to earth in the body of his K-9 partner to help a troubled teenager and his dysfunctional family. He also swallowed an important microchip his killers need to execute their evil plan. Can he maul the shins (and other choice areas) of the criminals and stop them once and for all? Find out in this hilarious thriller.
It was Paradise–Until nightmares and horror reigned.
The whole world had gone bonkers. Two friends try to keep each other grounded by writing letters to each other during WWII. They found a common ground, a way to keep each other sane in an insane world.
From mundane daily chores to life threatening events, these letters from two pen pals take the reader on a journey into the past, a past where nightmares came true, and when hatred reigned.
A time in history that we should never, ever forget.
Andee the Aquanaut series
by S J House
Readership: middle grade
Synopsis for Book One: Guardian of the Great Seas
This is a story of high adventure under the low seas, as one extraordinary boy finds his destiny. The forces of evil are gathering to take control of the ocean’s underworld. Only one boy and his unique marine friends can stop them. Andee the Aquanaut becomes the greatest eco-warrior of all time.
Andee is a curious and spirited boy living on an island. His parents, marine biologists, search the reef for new sea-life that could cure illnesses. Andee befriends two young dolphins, Tingo and Tango. One day a terrifying storm rips across the island and waves pull Andee out to sea. In their dinghy, his parents are lost forever. Tingo and Tango save Andee and he becomes a member of their dolphin family. Little does he know, however, he is the Chosen One.
Exploring the sunken Lost City, Andee meets the Wise White Dolphin. Special powers are given to him, allowing him to become one of the great and legendry Aquanauts of the Marine Kingdom. Wearing his magical Aquanaut suit, Andee can breathe underwater, dive to great depths, and speed through the currents. He courageously uses his powers to daringly rescue and save endangered marine life, including dolphins, turtles and manta rays, from fishermen and poachers. The Wise White Dolphin mentors him, and he learns to talk to the jellyfish which can communicate over vast distances.
But Andee misses his parents very much. The Wise White Dolphin gives him a locket that his mother wore, and Andee sets out on a quest to find them. He’s also found an ancient tooth; the key to a dangerous world. Using the tooth to open a submerged door, Andee is sucked into a vortex that whirls him to great depths where he’s attacked by a sea monster.
His seemingly lifeless body is saved by Yolanda, princess of the merpeople. She takes him to her castle where he revives and meets Yolanda’s formidable step-mother, the evil Zadora. As Yolanda’s father, the king, lies dying, Zadora plots to usurp the throne from Yolanda. A water spirit tells the princess and Andee how the treasures of the Lost City were stolen, and are now stored in the castle. Andee still wants to find his parents, but now has a new mission: to return the treasures to the Lost City, reversing the greed of the merpeople, so that balance can be restored in the oceans of the world.
However, the greedy Zadora is plotting to do the exact opposite: to loot and plunder the oceans for gain. Who will win this epic struggle; and will Andee even survive against the terrifying power of the evil mer queen? Will he ever find his parents, and will he one day return to his true love, Yolanda?
William Reis had no interest in ever being a hero. His goal in life is to join the prestigious Smithing guild, something no one from his city has ever achieved. When a pair of ancient artifacts are discovered by his Duncan his cousin, it unleashes a terror that will change everything.
When the artifact known as the Blade of Valnijz injures Duncan, Will is horrified to discover that the wound is cursed. His cousin is slowly transformed into an inhuman killing machine, driven by magical blood lust and rage. And only a dead god has the power to restore his humanity.
To save his family, to save the only world he has ever known, William Reis must do the impossible whether he wants to or not. He must become a figure out of legend, he must become a Forgemaster.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TopShelf Magazine’s 2018 Indie Book Awards!
“An exquisite exercise in psychological suspense, a dark tale cut from the cloth woven by the likes of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben. Timely, tumultuous and terrific.” – Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author
On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists…
Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.
Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Sam imitates Michael’s violence by lashing out at her, Nina knows it’s time for both of them to escape before Sam truly turns into the monster Michael is grooming him to become.
After crashing her car in her haste to escape, kind motorist Case Herder offers her help. Unaware that he has his own plans for her, Nina accepts, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.
As Michael and Greg relentlessly hunt them down to Cradle Mountain, Nina finds herself with nowhere left to run. Cornered, she has no choice but to face evil head-on.
“A rollicking, big-hearted tale, full of laughter, bravery and unflinching humanity.”
~ Emily Kiernan, The Great Divide
A Boomer, an Xer, and a Millennial walk into a book and ask: “Are friends really `the family we choose for ourselves?’ And how cool is cool, really?”
Meet Hammerhead Hirsch, a charismatic middle-aged boho known in the 60s as The Pugilist Poet for his Golden Gloves boxing crown and Beat poetry chops. Thirty years later Head has become a first-time father, and his joy is immense—until the mom bolts. Can Head last fifteen rounds as a single dad with a paltry income, scanty prospects, biting demons, and a “ball-and-chain” kid? The tale is told by a worshipful youth who accompanies Head and his son on a turbulent yet often hilarious
“Prose that zings, swings and frequently sings.” ~ Tracy DeBrincat, Hollywood Buckaroo
“Funny, sad, relatable and engrossing.” ~ Stephen D. Gutierrez, American Book Award
“With unflinching honesty, humor and a keen eye for detail, Sindell brings unforgettable characters to life.” ~ Martin McCaw, The Low Road
She watched her house burn down with her family inside.
She killed her abusive husband in self-defense.
Detective Olivia Mast swore she’d never return to her former Amish community in Unity, Maine, where it all happened. She’d rather run through gunfire than go back there, but she has her orders.
The community refuses to seek justice after a murder, so Olivia must don her prayer kapp once more to investigate. She’s the only one in her unit able to blend in as one of the Amish and get information from them.
Because she’s going undercover, she has to deceive her community and family by letting them think she wants to rejoin the Amish and come home for good.
To top it all off, she must also covertly protect the man she dated as a teenager, Isaac Troyer, who somehow looks even better now than he did back then. But that’s beside the point. They aren’t the teenagers they used to be.
When Olivia returns to Unity, Isaac Troyer believes he’s getting a second chance at love.
Though a plain cabinet maker, he’s a target. And he has no idea Olivia is now an undercover detective carrying a 9mm under her skirts.
When Olivia realizes she needs Isaac help most of all because of his connections to the suspect, she must tell him the truth. Will Isaac be willing to break sacred Amish rules in order to help Olivia stop the murderer?
Undercover Amish was a finalist in Maine Romance Writers Strut Your Stuff Competition 2015 where it received 26 out of 27 points!
When CIA operative Titus Ray has an unexpected encounter with a Jihadi terrorist while he and Nikki are on their honeymoon in Morocco, he assumes it’s a coincidence, but when they travel to Israel for the second half of their honeymoon, and Titus encounters him again, he contacts his CIA handler. Within days, Titus is on his way to Iraq to prevent the assassination of a high-profile government official. Is the assassin’s target the Iraqi Prime Minister or could the visiting U.S. President be in his crosshairs? Could it be someone else? Could it be Titus?
After Maria Mast’s abusive ex-boyfriend is arrested for sex trafficking, she thinks she can safely return to her Amish community.
But the danger has only just begun.
Someone begins stalking her and her young son Carter, and they want blood and revenge.
When Maria returns home to Unity, Maine, Agent Derek Turner goes with her as her undercover bodyguard, trying to blend in with the other Amish men.
The Amish way of life and their solid faith draws Derek in. He hasn’t even prayed ever since his wife died, but living among the Amish makes him long for a stronger relationship with God.
Maria’s secretive eyes, painful past, and cautious demeanor intrigue him.
As the human trafficking ring begins to target the Amish community, Derek wonders if the distraction of her will cost him his career…and Maria’s life.
Amish Under Fire was a semi-finalist in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest in 2015.
No matter how challenging the case, psychologist Katherine Fleming never shirks from helping a patient confront a painful issue. With keen powers of observation and a compassionate nature, she applies talent and training to help any troubled soul, but accepting a new patient who happens to be dead adds an unexpected wrinkle.
The first time Detective Jake Sumner of the Sandy Shoals PD spied the old house he sensed the good bones. Little did he know the purchase of the property included an unusual tenant far from resting in peace. Can the new psychologist in town help him treat a ghostly trauma case and stop a murderer from claiming the next victim?
With the aid of a mysterious white cat and a mystic mirror, Katherine and Jake join forces to hunt a killer. Because if the living won’t seek justice for the dead, who will?