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Tide In Her Kitchen

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"She felt angry, how could this happen, couldn’t we stop it? The water crept higher and higher – strangely there was no wind. A strong wind would have had it crashing over, sweeping along the stone pier. She stood transfixed in horror as the water gently lapped the top. In disbelief she watched as it crept slowly over the dark rim of stone, then run thinly along in towards the houses, to the sandbags. She grabbed towels and raced to the front door, packing them furiously along the bottom. Returning to the kitchen window she became aware of a strange sensation. To the eye it looked as if she were afloat – dark water stretched away, right from the front of her home across to the next pier also under water"

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Blue Rush

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"For the professional young women of Orkney, this influx of engineers and scientists was a godsend. It opened up the choice and here were men on good salaries, men with prospects. The selection of farmers, shopkeepers, and local government officers could seem dull to a girl. These new men, some of whom were international, were connected to energy, to taming the unruly sea, it was exciting. For Phillippe, Orkney was on the edge of something; the edge of Europe, the edge of civilisation, the edge in weather terms and the edge in engineering terms. He wanted, needed, to overcome the edgeness, to conquer the challenges, to tame the nature of the sea, to make the tidal power machine work. Then what? He hadn’t thought that far; this project was probably going to take some time, maybe 10 years at least. For Kara this was no edge, no remote spot, this was home and here she planned to stay. She wanted a family, a husband and children, the next generation stretching before her."

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Bennibister

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"Charles Learmonth lay in bed wide awake. He was thinking of Isobel, her eyes, her hair. He was attracted. Outside the rain rattled against the window. Was he ready for a new relationship? Usually decisive he now felt confused. This was different culture. A lot went unsaid. He had caught her studying him. Was she checking him for character- like a horse? He smiled to himself. How would he appear? “Limbs good and strong, straight legs, a kind eye, good temperament?" Isobel Shearer was likewise awake thinking of her encounter with Charles, although he was mistaken. Women who work with horses are no different from other women when it comes to choosing men, the heart or the chemistry usually rules the head, so they make mistakes like she had done with Gary"

This is a northern novella, set in modern times in the island archipelago of  Orkney.

"Bennibister" is actually the first in a trilogy; the second is "The Wedding at Bennibister." and third and final story is "The Third Norn," ( at Bennibister), all available as eBooks.

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Ninfa Montana

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"Maria stopped after a little while and looked back. He was out of sight. She moved her hand to her hair band to adjust it. Only her mama had called her pretty before. She felt a little flustered. She was breathing heavily from the running. She saw his face again, the wild hair, the sincere look, his dark eyes studying her closely. There was a little fluttering in her stomach. She continued on down the track clutching her bundle, trying to avoid the sheep droppings. Her small house stood on the side of a ravine. At this time of year the stream was dry but they had an ancient well in front of the house; it reached way down into the living rock and gave pure water, cool and refreshing. It was called the well of the mountain nymph, el pozo de la ninfa de montana. "

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The Third Norn

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The saga of Bennibister continues. There are tensions in the marriage of Isobel and Charles as the the land loses its total grip on him and the sea beckons. Near death brings love and new blood. Enter the third Norn, teller of tales, giver of wise council, guider of the fates.

There are three novellas in the Bennibister series; Bennibister (the Place of the Horse), The Wedding at Bennibister, and the last in the series, The Third Norn (at Bennibister).

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Ulla Flota á Fæti,

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Ulla Flota á Fæti: Ulla, Fleet of Foot, the fourteen year old daughter of Helga Svan Hud and Harald Svartur Skegg, suddenly finds her peaceful life changed for ever when a blood feud from the past comes back to haunt her parents. It is 1014 and some of the Vikings, in the fleet bound from Orkney to Ireland for the great battle of Clontarf, take a detour to deprive a woman of her rightful inheritance.

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Waitukubuli

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The time is 1200 AD. In the Pre-Columbian Caribbean, conflict between two ethnic groups on the islands, the Caribs and the Taíno, has been ongoing for some time. On one island this conflict comes to a head and leads to an extraordinary event; the crossing of the Atlantic, west to east, following the Gulf Stream . An epic tale of an Arawak crossing to the northern isles of Europe made many years before Columbus.

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Xiulan and The Master Game

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This story, set in modern day Hong Kong, is the fourth in a series based round the life of Yiulan, a young woman making her way in that busy city of 7 million inhabitants. Many of the characters from the earlier stories continue. Finding herself now rich and cossetted, boredom creeps in. The beauty and harmony she has attained is challenged by a call from Inspector Ma for her help . She enters the battle against the dark side of her city.

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The Hebridean

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"The wind was from the sea and the smoke drifted over the links to the land beyond. He had noted the wind. The air never seemed still here. He had learned his bride’s name from Morfor. She was called Mairwen, the fair one. He would soon see. He hoped for some signs of the fairness, for so far she had been so cloaked and covered in feathers that he could not say, except that her eyes were of amber and the lips nicely shaped. Thick dark hair had strewn out below the feathers indicating vigour"

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The Power of the Protecting Veil

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"Valentina made the coffee then disappeared for a moment to the loo. She checked herself in the mirror. Hmm, Nikolay was nice. Very very nice. Now she might make an exception for him. She liked his mysterious dark eyes, she felt his hurt. She wanted to take him in her arms, the feeling was strong. She had better calm down. She had seen her mother looking at her. She splashed her face with water and patted it off. What was her mother’s game here? Was she interested in Nikolay? He was handsome and mother was well, only forty two, and, she had to admit, still attractive. But surely he wouldn’t…. he might. Men were unpredictable. If she, Valentina, was interested in Nikolay she would have to act. But then her boss’s words came back to her “be tentative.” Perhaps that was what her mother was being, by inviting him here for this meal, this was her opening gambit, her tentative approach. Valentina gripped the basin."Now Valentina," she said to herself, "get back in there and be tentative." She took a deep breath and returned to the kitchen. Andreyushka was talking to Nikolay about his work as Yelena cleared away some of the dishes. Valentina helped her; her mother whispered to her, “He’s nice isn’t he? “Yes Mama.” said Valentina being tentative. They returned to the table." Andreyushka had by now pulled out his cartoons and was showing Nikolay the story board for the “Beast of Moscow. “ “What do you think? Said Yelena, “Is it really out there? “If it is,” said Nikolay, “it is probably afraid and doesn’t know where to turn. It will be lonely and feel lost in this big city.” He said this with such feeling that Valentina could feel her heart melting, for surely, this was how he Nikolay was feeling. The evening drew to a close. As they stood in the door Valentina took her chance, reached up and gave Nikolay the double hug. She lingered in that embrace just a fraction longer than was normal. She wanted him to feel her warmth, smell her perfume, to feel enveloped, protected. Her mother had turned away just before this point to re-enter the flat so did not sense this moment but Nikolay did. He seemed a little flustered. He hadn’t been held for a long time not like this. He mumbled goodbye and went off down the stairwell. Valentina watched him go. A bird under her breast was singing. She went to bed early, to savour this new feeling of wanting to care for someone, to want to wrap yourself around them. When her mother came to bed, Valentina was lying with her arms around a pillow in what looked like a passionate embrace"

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