25 September 2015

Be Blown Away!

Treachery and Triumph - An Anthology of World War II Stories
Editor Jeremy Moiser

 Murder WAR?

In these pages, there is violence – impossible to avoid in an anthology dedicated to the memory of war – but there is also humour and romance, suspense and emotion, heroism and daring. The action is set variously in France, Britain, Eire, Kenya, Russia, Poland ... You are guaranteed hours of stimulation, enjoyment and fruitful relaxation with a book devoted to one of the defining events of our times.
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Exhilarating - be blown away

What is unique about the book?
Treachery and Triumph - An Anthology of World War II Stories  is a fascinating mixture of history, reminiscence and fiction, and will give the reader a unique insight into life during WWII. The reader will be able to stare into the past with the eyes of those gripped by its drama as most of the 14 contributing authors lived through the war; some in active service, while others have personally met the veterans who actually fought in the war and others have researched and written extensively on World War II. The view point of the stories is from an assortment of perspectives; those at the front, those left behind, the young at school and the old in the twilight of their years. Treachery and Triumph is like a kaleidoscope reflecting several fascinating real-life/ fictional World War II Stories from a variety of angles and positions.

Book development history

In December 2013, one of our authors read an anthology of Christmas murder stories, he suggested Pneuma Springs  produce an Anthology of Christmas Murders for the following Christmas. Pneuma Springs have a respectable stable of crime/fiction writers and we selected ten of our best crime/fiction authors to contribute an original short story to the anthology. An Anthology of Christmas Murders - Terror, Tinsel and Turkey was released in time for the Christmas of 2014. Following the  successful release of the first anthology and several enquiries received about another anthology, Pneuma  Springs decided to produce an  anthology  about one of the most defining periods in human history - World-War II, to commemorate seventy years after the end of hostilities.  Pneuma Springs chose 14 authors experienced in their field to contribute an original short story and this gave birth to Treachery and Triumph - An Anthology of World War II Stories - a fascinating mixture of history, reminiscence and fiction, into life during WWII.

Contributors: Editor: Jeremy Moiser | Authors - Karl Brockmann, Annie Coyle Martin, Julius Falconer, Peter Good, Neal James, Andrew Malloy, Steve Morris, Neil Morton, Ron Ooms, Chris Pownall, Derek Rosser, Avril Saunders, Derek Smith, Louise Wilkinson.

P. S. All the stories have been especially written for this Anthology by writers experienced in their field. Pneuma Springs is proud to present it to commemorate seventy years after the end of hostilities.

15 September 2015

A breathtaking paranormal page-turner

The Other Daddy
By Claire Voet
A World Away
Two teenage girls have mysteriously disappeared from the small Scottish Orkney island of Eday. Eight years later in Cambridgeshire, seven year old Callum is trying to cope with his parents’ separation. He is behaving strangely – talking about his other daddy and a new friend - Jeremy. But who are they? and what is the link between Callum and Eday? Is this just a case of a little boy with emotional problems or is this something more sinister?

“…The Other Daddy – A World Away”…  FANTASTIC… it takes my breath away. This one, like the last one, will make an excellent film!
Review by Pat Jay, Heart FM Spain Radio

A refreshingly original idea! The back and forth movement between the past and present, Scotland and England, maintains the rhythm and tension. Great to read something different. Well recommended. 
Review by author Simon Hugh Wheeler

2 July 2015

Experience the daunting majesty and dangers of the intricate British Columbia coast

The Last Days Of George Vancouver, RN
By Ron Palmer

An account of George Vancouver’s life based on his journals edited by Canadian scholar W. Kaye Lamb
Britain's interest in the Northwest coast of America was enlivened during the late 18th century. Showing little regard to Spain's blanket claim for the whole coast from Cape Horn to the very north of America, Britain was determined to claim as their own, the fur trade and whaling industry, however this led to tensions and Britain prepared for hostilities.
It was George Vancouver, in addition to his professional chart and surveying work, who carried out the diplomatic meeting with the Spanish commissioner on the terms of the Nootka Sound Agreement and negotiation with the Hawaiian chiefs for the islands to become a protectorate of Great Britain.
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25 June 2015

The Pen is Mightier than the Bomb

War is a Failure of Politics
By Henry Disney

Unashamedly political poems from an author that’s been criticised for being too hard on Bush and Blair as opposed to the likes of Hitler or Saddam

Henry Disney's experience has convinced him that it is folly for the West to intervene in conflicts in the Moslem world, not the least because it leads to a surge of recruitment to the most extreme Jihad movements. His experience has also served to reinforce his Christian commitment to the rejection of war as a means of solving political conflicts.
These pointedly political poems are punchy and hard-hitting, the author pulls no punches in denouncing the warmongers. He purports a different approach because he is convinced there is a better way - Christ’s way - a rejection of violence…
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18 June 2015

Luna's Lost Ball (Shiloh and Friends by R.A. Milnes II

About the Book

Luna's Lost Ball by R.A. Milnes IITitle: Luna's Lost Ball (Shiloh and Friends) | Author: R.A. Milnes II | Publication Date: April 30, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 36 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Summary: Luna is a Labrador retriever and she has lost her most favorite ball. Follow Shiloh and her friends in a tale of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward as they help Luna find her lost ball.

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The Buzz About the Book

"Wonderful book for small children! My twins are 4 years old and loved the story and colorful backgrounds! We are anxiously waiting the next in the collection!" ~ Marianne H., Amazon

About the Author: R.A. Milnes II

R.A. Milnes

I am a business professional working in the healthcare industry. Luna's Lost Ball began as a gift to my niece and nephew. I have such love for them that I wanted to give them something that they can hold on to. The beauty of this work is that I am able to incorporate my dogs, Shiloh and Luna, into telling a story of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward.

I hope that you enjoy this story and it brings your family joy each time you read it. My goal is to continue to write more stories under the Shiloh and Friends brand.

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8 May 2015

Starchild by Vacen Taylor

Starchild collage

About the Books

Book 1: The Age of Akra

The Age of AkraTitle: Starchild: The Age of Akra (Book 1) | Author: Vacen Taylor | Publication Date: March 6, 2013 | Publisher: Odyssey Books | Pages: 150 | Recommended Ages: 10+

Summary: When Mai is chosen to take a pilgrimage to the Valley of a Thousand Thoughts to train with the oldest and wisest master of their people, an ancient prophecy is set in motion. The events to come have been predicted but are not unchangeable. When the Starchild returns to the planet of Sage, the foreknowledge of the prophecy begins to gain strength. Four children come together and become linked to the events that lie ahead. In The Age of Akra, the first stage of their journey has them facing the deadly spiderflax, only then to be confronted by a creature of the underworld, an evil Dementra called Amual. The struggle to bring peace to the world of powerful energies lies in the hands of these four children and a strange little lizard. And it will not come easy. This journey is only the beginning.

5 May 2015

Fish Also Go To Heaven | Author: Tammy Brown Elkeles

About the Book

Fish Also Go To HeavenTitle: Fish Also Go To Heaven | Author: Tammy Brown Elkeles | Illustrator: Raquel Afonso | Publication Date: October 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 42 | Recommended Ages: 4 to 8

Summary: Fish Also Go to Heaven – A unique optimistic view of a loss of a loved pet.

Ellie’s best friend is her little goldfish. Spending every moment she can with him and telling him all her secrets. And at school she talks about him all the time as well. But one morning little “Fishie” is not moving….