Am Ende ihres Austauschjahres in New Mexico sucht Mara das Abenteuer. Und es fällt ihr buchstäblich vor die Füße: in Gestalt eines verletzten Jungen mit rabenschwarzem Haar, der ohne Gedächtnis ist und ohne Sprache. Einzig an seinen Namen kann er sich erinnern - Kayemo. Gemeinsam brechen die beiden in die Wildnis auf. Sie entdecken geheime Orte der Pueblo-Indianer und Spuren, die in Kayemos Vergangenheit führen. Mit jedem Schritt dringen mehr dunkle Geheimnisse an die Oberfläche. Geheimnisse, die die wachsenden Gefühle zwischen Mara und Kayemo unmöglich zu machen scheinen.
Aber längst schlagen die Herzen der beiden füreinander …
Parker Nevil never thought that he would find love again after Vikki left him.
He left his home in New Zealand in pursuit of happiness moving to the small village of San Bart, Costa Rica. He is hired to teach in the tiny village school, which he finds humbling and satisfying. His past catches up to him, but he is unsure what do with Vikki (his one true love) that has presented herself close to ten years later. He struggles with how to handle the only woman he has ever loved.
A desperate student frantically looking for a way to alter her destiny. A man who fears becoming a nobody. A scorned lover fatally hunting down those who used her. Whether it be vengeance, closure, or fame, In Search of... is an entertaining collection of short stories filled with characters searching for the things they desire most in life. How far is one willing to go to attain that which they seek? For them, the journey is just as crucial as the destination.
Kiss of the Tsunami is a fictional adventure inspired by survivor stories after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
The dual narrative alternates between Marti, an indigenous sea gypsy and Krista, an English girl on holiday in Thailand. Caught up in the cataclysmic event, two teens from very different cultures are torn apart from their families and their destinies become entwined. Desperate to escape racial taunts, sea gypsy Marti dreams of living an exciting new life. He has left his free-diving lifestyle to work in a seafront hotel and learned to speak Thai and English. The seventeen year-old angers his family by questioning the relevance of their Moken heritage, but Papa says the ocean is his universe and his son shouldn’t ignore the ancient knowledge. Marti makes a decision which he lives to regret. Arriving in Phuket on Christmas Day with her dad and new step-mum, fifteen year-old Krista is struggling to accept their marriage and to let go of the past. On Boxing Day, the ground tremors, but her dad reassures her, saying it’s just the earth having a little shake-up. An hour later, clutching her late mum’s gold locket, Krista watches Marti entertaining girls by diving in the hotel pool. Confused by her reaction to the tall young man, she walks to the beach which is already filling up with youth and beauty. Sparks of attraction leap across barriers of culture, but as Marti is considered to be one of the ‘Basement People,’ he knows he has no chance. Standing by the sea wall, he is astonished to see the ocean rolled up in the distance. A childhood story flashes into his mind about the Laboon: the seventh wave that eats people: “When the tide disappears into the mist and the birds stop singing and the crabs crawl to the forest, you must run!” Krista’s holiday to paradise has turned into a fight for survival. As the dark wall of water powers towards her, she thinks she is going to die. Terrified and alone, she discovers new reserves of strength. Help comes from unexpected sources, but when safety is within reach, she has to confront her greatest fear.
In the tragic aftermath of the tsunami, everything Marti has known and believes in, is thrown into chaos. A deadly tide of junk is pouring down the street, sucking in life and spewing out death. Marti is faced with a terrible choice and he finds out the true meaning of sacrifice. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Rivers Porter was born in Hertfordshire, graduated from St. Andrews University, and now lives in the north of England. Before embarking on a writing career, she was a teacher. Having completed the ‘Constructing a Novel’ course with Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy in 2015, she is now writing full time. For many years Rachel taught English, inspiring pupils to write imaginative stories and to enjoy acting in her plays. Seeing children’s growing confidence in their creativity, strengthened her desire to become an author. “I find inspiration in what I see around me,” she says. “A conversation may spark an idea or a character and a whole new world rushes into my mind, which I can’t wait to explore.” Through reading survivor stories and researching the effects of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand, Rachel was able to write an authentic account of the catastrophic event that claimed so many lives.
She was fascinated to discover that the indigenous Moken people escaped the disaster because they remembered ancient folklore. Intrigued by their fishing and free-diving lifestyle, she got in touch with a Norwegian film director who has studied the Moken. Runar Jarle Wiik, director of award-winning documentary, No Word For Worry, gave further insight into this unique culture which is now under threat.
Tamsyn Moody wants to go home to her mother and leave war-ravaged Virginia behind her. She doesn't think her husband will ever return, and staying alone in their cabin with their five-year-old daughter isn't safe any more. But when her mortally wounded husband appears and makes a dying request, she can't refuse him - no matter what the danger may be. James Steele is tired. Tired of war. Tired of death. Tired of being alone. With the end of the war imminent, he looks forward to reconnecting with his family in Boston and moving forward with his life. But, when a rebel spy is found on the road to Appomattox with a letter that could change the course of the war, his plans for the future are forever changed.
Un piloto de caza de la Segunda República revive la contienda del 36. Ante el reconocimiento actual como el comandante que fue, intenta asimilar que el grado que en otro tiempo le llevó al borde de la muerte, a las cárceles franquistas y a sufrir las humillaciones del Régimen, ahora le permita encontrarse, abiertamente, con algunos de sus compañeros del aire, pilotos de caza republicanos.
Rosa Cano, con mano de poeta, desgrana, desde un punto de vista lúcido y a la vez intimista, un momento crucial de la historia de nuestro país, a golpe de amores, traiciones y ausencias, en esta novela escrita con hachazos de la realidad de aquellos años, que dejaron una huella profunda más allá de las fronteras de España. Una historia, contada con rigor, que tiene la capacidad de situarnos en un doloroso periodo histórico sin abundar en el terror gratuito. Momentos de muerte y dolor, pero también de alegría, ilusiones, sueños y, en definitiva, de vida. Una novela llena de emoción. EL AUTOR Rosa Cano Gómez (Argamasilla de Alba, Ciudad Real, 1961 – Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, 2012). Hija del Comandante Antonio Cano Cano, piloto de caza de la Segunda República. Maestra de profesión en el sentido más amplio del término. Miembro activo de la Asociación de Aviadores de la República desde el 2005. Ha escrito obras de teatro, como El Reflejo (sobre la muerte de Federico García Lorca), representada y dirigida por ella misma; y cuentos cortos agrupados en el libro Los Nombres Comunes (Diputación de Ciudad Real, 2000). Fue alumna, profesora y colaboradora de la Escuela de Escritores Alonso Quijano (Alcázar de San Juan). De carácter puro, indomable y generoso. Luchadora incansable, se entregó con pasión a la vida con la certeza de que todo es irrepetible.