Loner in Space

Loner in Space

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

This FREE book tells the story of a boy who is a bit of a loner at school and in life. His home life is also a bit in tatters since his mum died.The book takes up the story when he discovers something in the woods, near where he lives, little does he know where his discovery will take him, but the title of the book gives you an idea, what will he find there? Will he still be alone?What happens when love turns toxic? Sam and Sandy had the best of starts. Most of their friends still think they’re perfect for each other. But behind the public façade lurks a skeleton in the closet: one of them is emotionally abusing the other, making their partner live in constant fear and guilt. Which one, and why does the other stay? Told from the author’s personal experience of a controlling relationship, ‘A Toxic Affair’ examines the ins and outs of emotional abuse and how something as innocent as young love can swiftly become something more sinister.
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The Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

The book tells the story of two boys who start on one adventure, but due to a rather exciting discovery in a tower, end up on a completely different adventure. What happens to them? Can they find their way back? Dare you join Andrew and Stuart as they discover The Tower Bridge?ADVICE: Suggested audience 6 plus. Written originally for children, but adults may enjoy it just as much.Saraqael hadn’t intended to fall in love with Kate. It shouldn’t have even been possible. His kind didn’t experience emotion, and they certainly weren’t supposed to become attached to humans.When he discovers that Kate’s dying and there’s nothing he or her human doctors can do for her, Saraqael realizes how deep his feelings for her run. And he understands just how far he’s willing to go to save her.He vows to search until he finds a way to save her life. With the help of his best friend, Quincy, he embarks on a quest spanning the Estilorian plane…a quest that will forever change the future of his kind.
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Steve's SciFi Shorts (Volume 1)

Steve's SciFi Shorts (Volume 1)

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

This first collection of Steve's Short Stories, brings a mixture of the darker side of Science and what man is probably capable of achieving, whilst also bringing some humour.These short stories have allowed Steve the luxury to make a study of a particular topic that has reared its head in the world of science or technology and is currently being discussed. Steve through use of his imagination and word processor, has explored where such developments could take human kind. There is even a story that could be a ghost story, or is it about a ghost? To round things off Steve even glimses into the domain of romance. Something for everyone? Maybe, we'll leave it for you to decide.This book, going by the audiobook version, brings you about 6 hours of entertainment, it was two years in the making, is supplied FREE of charge. We hope you enjoy it.
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Regenis 4 Chronicles {Book 1}

Regenis 4 Chronicles {Book 1}

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

The story of two young men,16 & 18. Who make a discovery, that indicates a plot to do serious harm, but harm to whom and by who? There is not a lot to go on. Deep into their research & their father discovers what they are up to; he surprisingly volunteers his services to help out, but then he disappears. Can they find him and come to that stop the plot? Suitable for age 9 -> 109.Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.Sophie McIntyre’s life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write? Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.Love, magic, and miracles ensue.Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.BELIEVE AGAIN with MAGGIE SHAYNE
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Regenis 4 Chronicles - Book 2 - The Invisible Foe

Regenis 4 Chronicles - Book 2 - The Invisible Foe

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

Space craft disappear, but the authorities can't figure out why, who or what is behind this. As Ed is now an interstellar pilot, it is vital to find a solution quickly. Can Ed & Paul do it? Even more important, can they save the lives of those who disappeared along with their craft? Dare you join Ed and Paul as they face The Invisible Foe? Not suitable for under 12's, as some romantic elements.Vermont, picturesque and lovely, attracts visitors from across the country in search for the perfect picture, the perfect fall foliage or perhaps a taste of maple syrup. Stansbury is best known for the odd covered bridge that spans Stansbury Lake and goes nowhere, connecting no roads and serving no known purpose. The locals call it the Lakebridge. Very few know of its mysterious origins and fewer care to know more. Those visiting the town perhaps take a few snapshots and leave, their curiosity quelled by an uneasy feeling that they shouldn’t think on it anymore. The tourists will eventually leave Stansbury, but its residents strangely linger, seemingly held captive by a force they barely recognize. They also do not think about the town’s mysterious artifact much except in passing, all but Gil, his father, Ben, and a few others. They know of the bridge’s dark history and understand that it is responsible for every horror that ever befell the people of Stansbury: the people who fear the bridge but will not speak of it. The bridge makes people do things – bad things – so that it can continue to love and care for them all. Some have tried to destroy the bridge, but as long as the bridge is fed with the lives of the innocents of Stansbury it will go on – loving the people of Stansbury. Lakebridge: Spring is the first of a four book cycle revolving around Stansbury and the Lakebridge.
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The Gateway

The Gateway

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

This FREE book was written for children, but has found great popularity amongst adults as well.The story follows the adventures of two boys who accidentally discover some form of gateway, that takes them to other worlds or parallel universes. You can now join the boys on their journey as they try to get back home. Do they get back home though?Samhain. All Hallows' Eve. The most mystical night of the year. The time when the veil between the worlds became perilously thin. And with a full moon overhead, this awesome power reaches its climactic height.Sorcha had no time for mystical nonsense - there were enough challenges in navigating the mine-field of her mother's vicious temper and the most important event of her young life. For, at long last, she had left Edinburgh to see the world. She and her mother were visiting the elegant city of Bath. Sorcha was wearing the finest dress she'd seen - and she was stepping into a life she'd only dreamt of.But when Johnny's eyes meet hers, and jealous rivals vow revenge, that delicate layer between what is and what once was rips. It shreds like the fragile thread of one's life.One Scottish Lass is the first novella in the regency time travel romance trilogy. The second novella in the series is A Time Apart. The first two novellas end in cliffhangers, while the third provides a happy ending. The series then will continue in another trilogy - those will be coming out over the coming weeks. These stories are teen-friendly with no explicit language, violence, or intimacy. All proceeds benefit battered women's shelters. Note that for those who prefer reading books in all-in-one form, each trio of novellas will also be compiled as a completed box set once all three are done. It just means you have to be patient and wait for me to finish writing all of them :). For those who prefer to read along as I write, and offer suggestions for me to shape the plot, these novellas are here for your enjoyment! Either way, I'd love to hear your feedback on the storyline and characters.
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All That Sparkles is Not...

All That Sparkles is Not...

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

Let me take you on an adventure. You have a few hours to spare haven’t you? This story involves the magic of science; a scientific discovery, to be more precise. Let us see where this discovery will take us, certainly out of the hum drum of normal life. I can promise keen explorers, an alien planet, some aliens and adventure!CLEAN Rated Age 12+Still not convinced that this book is worth a download? It has been described by one of Steve's fans as "This is a book that I found I could not put down, I just had to know what was going to happen next. It is full of the magic of discovery, exploring an alien place with strange ideas, yet through it all the thread of an adventure, a goal to be achieved, yet frustration, after frustration stands in the path of those involved. Glad I read it. Although I mis the all characters now that I have come to the end."
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The Elles Here (Elsewhere) Place

The Elles Here (Elsewhere) Place

Steve Simons

Steve Simons

The disappearance of a father and then his daughter, are of interest not only to the police, but to someone else nearby. But little does the man know, how much he, a complete stranger to the area, will be dragged into the events that have unfolded. That is until he finds himself recording the whole thing.... and what a strange story it is indeed.Johanna is the daughter of a rich merchant in Saardam. As only child and without a mother, she has grown up with notions, such as that she wants to take over her father's river trade business in her own name. Courtesy of her eastern mother, she has an unusual ability. She sees things in willow wood: whenever she touches wood, it shows her what has happened around the tree or wooden object. Any kind of magic is not common in Saardam, and the Church of the Triune, which rapidly gains influence in the city, forbids it.While she goes to church, Johanna also maintains a loose network of magic-enabled people. One of those people is Loesie, a farmer's daughter from out of town.One day, Loesie comes to town after having been struck mute by magic. She carries a basket made from willow twigs that tells Johanna that a group of bandits with demons is about to attack the city.But there is no non-magical proof, so she can't tell anyone or she'd be branded a witch. The time of witch-burnings was not that long ago. Never mind that the army is still approaching, and there are increasing signs that Saardam's embattled royal family might have done something that has angered magical forces in the east. Add to this that the royal family seems to have fallen out with the city's nobility, and that the recent death of the crown princess has left the family with only one heir: the mysterious prince whom no one has seen for years and who has suddenly returned home.At the annual ball, Johanna's father has brokered a dance for her with the prince. Johanna just wants to warn people of the impending attack.
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