Star World is a beautiful story about the strength and resources each child has within them to overcome the fear and anxiety of being sick. The story uses powerful language and metaphor which stimulates their imagination and takes the child from a place of fear, and helplessness to a feeling of empowerment.
Best of all it is a little bit magical.
Wanda, had been missing for half a year. Multiple authorities had found no trace of her, or her two colleagues. Yet her sister knew she was still alive and had answered a call for help from an alien who had once lived on Earth.
By herself, she couldn't help her sister - but she had discovered two cousins, and hoped to get their help.
Three generations after the alien Kumatan left Earth, their own world is suffering from alien invaders. In desperate hope, one returns to Earth seeking help - little knowing they had left one of their own behind.
Wanda, a child of the third generation, answers the call.
On her first covert mission for the US Government, Wanda calls on the skills that made her a skilled thief to convince a revolutionary general that she’s an ideal recruit. When her team mates’ covers are blown, it is up to her to ensure that two missing scientists and confidential Government documents are not smuggled out of the US.
Even before beginning as a covert agent for the US Government, Wanda is abducted by a foreign operative. After being rescued, there are signs that she had been subjected to hypnosis.
With an important government gathering imminent, her handler must ensure she is not a security risk.
Can Wanda’s psychic extra senses help her recognize and resist the implanted commands and clear her for secret work?
For years, Erin has used the intricacies of cyberspace to banish unwanted emotions. Others call what she does hacking, and her manipulations criminal, but now her skill was exceptional - in, out, traceless.
She was wrong. Someone betrayed her.
Travis has dangerous plans. He needs an electronics expert – one he can coerce through fear. Erin was perfect.
Kryslie was a Tymorean Great One, but the Ciriot had infected her with their insidious control devices. They would bring her to them. Her life was forfeit, but she had a plan that only she could carry out.
Would those who remained behind think of her as rogue or saviour?
Running away from an arranged marriage, Princess Maeven decides to become a thief. But was it choice or destiny? For when the kingdom faces grave peril, her skills are needed, and the dying dragon mage has chosen her to protect her successor.
The euphoria of successful heists were what kept Wanda Dean alive. At 23, she was crime boss Harrison Franklin’s top agent – well paid for absolute obedience. That’s all that mattered. Until she met Mike Johnston and her boss ordered him killed. For that, the Franklins were going to pay. In Risking Life to Live, justice conflicts with loyalty and the penalty for betrayal is death.
In 2006, I was told my husband’s lung disease was terminal. This is the story of our journey in my own words. I wrote this to get down on paper what this experience had been to go through. I am hoping that I can give others who are going through or gone through the loss of their partner the courage to be brave, to face the awful truth and come out the other end and face the future.
Great Ones Tymos and Kryslie go to rescue the crew of Earth’s first deep space mission – and discover that Ciriot space pirates have discovered Earth’s location. When the Ciriot invade in force, the Great Ones reveal themselves so that Earth can gain vital help. However, Kryslie becomes the victim of Ciriot, who want to control her mind and make her betray the people of Earth.
Tom and Jo Dwyer had a reputation for playing tricks – and getting detention. They didn’t seem to care about that, so long as they made their class laugh.
That was until someone began to turn their tricks against them, and it was no longer funny.
You get all sorts of noises in old houses. The wind can make the window rattle and sound as if someone is trying to break in. The wood and bricks, cooling at different rates, can make little sounds that could be someone stealthily raising a window, millimetre by millimetre.
Now, I was aware that my body was rigid and I was hearing footsteps, like someone walking upstairs…
Wanda was free. She was never going back to jail. But she was homeless, almost penniless and Harrison Franklin had a long and vengeful memory.
Jim Phillips had a long memory too, and Wanda had saved his life. Could he save her from Franklin?
Jai Ansuni was the first female Atapi sorcerer for thousands of years, but she dare not reveal it. However, when tribal sorcerer, Stacion Ansuni escalates the enmity between Atapi and Kumatan to an ominous level. Jai and her womb mate, Con, try to mitigate his atrocities but can two young Atapi, not even a score of years old, win against the powerful sorcerer?
Tymos and Kryslie Ward, hide their Tymorean intelligence and abilities while working as low ranked technicians at the WSRA’s lunar base. When an alien ship arrives at Lunar One, pursued by a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, only the two Tymorean Great Ones have the knowledge and abilities to overcome him, but to do so they must risk their sanity, and their souls.
Three of these stories are based on real creatures I have known, but their names have been changed to protect the not so innocent. The incidents are real, the events happened, but the telling is tempered by nostalgia and the POV – that’s where the fantasy comes in.
Spend some moments as a mouse, a possum, a cat and a rabbit.
Jai Cassidy is beginning her mission of reversing the decline of the non-humanoid Atapi. As a sorceress and an Atapi-Human hybrid, she is vehemently disliked by the male Atapi sorcerers and the humanoid rulers of Korvu. Her task is complicated by the treachery of a group of alien engineers, who are inciting insurrection and harsh reprisals.
I slammed the phone to my ear, “Colin! Where are you?” I was yelling.
“I haven’t time for that. I need your help.”
“Grab the chain, Hetty! Grab it, and don’t let go.”
“What chain? Colin? What chain?”
He was gone.
If she was going to die young, like her mother, Gwen Willard was determined to die rich and she had very few years to do it. She met Hooch, who taught her some exciting and illegal skills, and she came to the attention of the police. Then her uncanny knack for predicting trouble, warned her to flee to the city and change her name. She was 15. Life wasn’t easy, but her new skills came in handy.
Princess Mary of Dreamatica dreams of becoming a famous singer, but her father, the King, is against it.
He wants her to live and act like a Princess.
Can Mary hold on to her dream and keep her Father’s love?
Just before their graduation from the prestigious WSRA Washington University, Tymos and Kryslie Ward deliberately disappear.
The Great Ones have foreseen the capture and death of the new Tymorean missionaries and discovered that the leader of the Eastern Imperium plans to undermine the United World Nations.
Tymos and Kryslie must protect their kin and prevent a potentially devastating world war.
Andy's brother is her guardian, but they are not friends. Under his law-abiding image, he's up to something.
Though she knows better than to pry into his business, it doesn't stop her from trying to cause him trouble.
Even before the war on Tymorea, the Elders foresaw that Great Ones Tymos and Kryslie would have an imperative mission on Earth.
But as the Tymoreans prepare to build an Earthbase to support them, they discover that specifications for two vital protective shields are missing.
Now, nearly a century later, Tymos and Kryslie must find his work and build the generator before the base is found.
The peace of the Guardian Planet, Tymorea, is in deadly peril. War there will create ripples of unrest and destruction throughout the settled universe.
Tymos and Kryslie, still adolescents, have barely mastered their power and Llaimos is still less than a year old, but they are the three chosen to be Advocates of the mystical Guardians of Peace, to safeguard the Tymorean Trust.
Chosen to be the Advocates of the mystical and incorporeal Guardians of Peace, twins Tymos and Kryslie must first learn to control and use the power rising in them - or it will destroy them.
On Tymorea, only the ruling Triumvirate Governors are powerful enough to guide the strong-willed alien-bred twins until they have mastered their power.
Sixteen year old Jai Cassidy thought she was finally free of her family until she is discovered by her other relatives…the ones that aren’t human.
Jai uses her natural perversity and cunning to escape their control, but catapults herself into the middle of a deadly feud between two alien races.
Valerie has become known as "The Graffiti Girl" but she is more than just a street artist. She sees and paints life her way.
In Valkyrie, the second story, Valerie is blinded by an explosion and must learn to paint and see again.
Smashwords book reviews by Tried and Trusted Indie Publishing
Maggie's Five ...the first in a LOVE story
on June 09, 2015
I found myself emphasising with Maggie as her loving family relationships are taken from her and she plummets into the depths of grief. I had to keep reading as she slowly pulls herself out of despair and finally comes to love again.
I am looking forward to reading more from Ms Fitzgerald.
The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript
on July 28, 2017
This story was totally captivating from start to end. It gave me the delight of historical fact mixed with hi-tech science fantasy as the main character sought to learn about herself, and prevent a madman's desire for world control.
on April 02, 2019
A thoroughly enjoyable, well paced novel. I had trouble putting it down as there was a poignant mystery to solve.
Looking forward to reading more in this series.