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Sacred Trust: A Vicarious High Voltage Adventure to Stop a Private Powerline

"The Monkey Wrench Gang Meets the Third Industrial Revolution!"

"Sacred Trust" is a vicarious, high voltage adventure to stop a private electric transmission powerline.

Described by one reader as "The Monkey Wrench Gang Meets the Third Industrial Revolution" the book is a fictional account of a group of unlikely compatriots who join together to stop a power transmission line. The powerline, proposed by a private consortium, threatens the pristine beauty of a state known for its rugged mountains, clean air and crystal clear waters.

Sasha Brandt, an Iroquois woman from Canada who travels with her companion, a wolf named Cochise, meets Daniel Roy, a guide and outdoorsman while hiking the Mahoosuc Range on the Appalachian Trail. After a unique first encounter the two - three with Cochise - continue their hikes together. A few days later, the two find themselves unexpectedly camping together with an unusual assortment of people including a former Olympic paddler, a deer farmer, a retired spook who was the first US victim of Lyme disease and an iconoclast named Thomas (just Thomas) who lives in multiple backwoods abodes in the Great North Woods and rides a moose named Metallak.

They find, in short order, that they have one very important thing in common - a deep concern about a private power transmission line proposed to transport electricity from Canada to the toney suburbs of Boston, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The project, dubbed "Granite Skyway", will bring massive 150 foot towers through the most beautiful parts of a state that boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire country.

The threat to the environment and the scenic beauty are only the tip of an iceberg that includes the value of homes, farms and businesses built by generations of men and women in this hardscrabble land. The rumors alone are already affecting life for many caught up in whisper campaign around this proposed transmission line. All agree, Granite Skyway poses an existential threat to an entire way of life.

Determined to do more than shuffle papers and employ lawyers, the compatriots form a band of brothers and sisters - along with Cochise and Metallak - calling themselves "The Trust". Armed with only their wits and a lot of heart they embark on a rolicking campaign of civil disobedience that would make Thoreau, Alinsky and Dr. King proud.

While the book is a work of fiction, teachers and professors may find it a book that would add a new dimension to classroom discussions and an interesting touch for classes on sustainability, renewable energy or the American tradition of protest. Woven into the story narrative are news stories by a journalist observing the shifts and upheavals of climate change and the renewable revolution as well as a group of patriots writing in the style of the Federalist Paper authors in opposition to the power project.

Throughout their adventure the members of "The Trust" examine many of the most important questions of our time including how America can continue to make an honored space for free speech and civil disobedience in an era of terror; how social media can help create accountability in an increasingly corporatized mega-media landscape; and, how citizens can challenge the corporate oligarchies that threaten our planet's future.

"Sacred Trust" is written by Wayne King a former State Senator, Democratic nominee for Governor of NH, and most recently CEO of environmental cleanup company MOP Environmental Solutions. Not coincidentally, King worked his way through college as a White Mountain Guide which explains his detailed knowledge of New Hampshire's White Mountains. The book is filled with political and environmental stories that will have you laughing and gasping and wondering what is true and what is fiction.

The Great Scottish Land Grab Book 1

The story of how Scotland became independent...

Robert Castle is fighting to save the UK Union when an incident while walking in the Scottish Highlands turns his life upside down.

A search for justice leads Robert to look deep into Scotland's history and what he finds will change not just his life, but the direction of a nation.

Serialized over three books during the summer of 2014, this is Book 1 of The Great Scottish Land Grab.

Book 2: The First Minister is missing... Scotland is divided... The referendum on Scottish independence is in crisis...

Only Robert Castle has a vision for Scotland that could unite both sides in the independence debate.

Sensing that the theft of Scotland's land over many centuries has robbed the people of their opportunity to be independent, Castle fights for a modern day land grab - to reverse the clearances that stole Scotland's land from the people.

Challenging an out of touch parliament, Robert turns government on its head by introducing Cafe Politics - a way for communities to debate and agree their own policies.

Book 3: "We've said all along that the fight for Scotland does not end with the referendum, well it doesn't end with this election either. Scotland has voted for a Land Grab and Scotland is going to get one!"

With these words, Robert Castle declares war on all who would oppose him as he seeks to overturn the injustice of the Highland Clearances.

But how far will Robert go in his determination to overturn the injustice of the Highland Clearances and will he lead Scotland to a better future or into civil war?

Read the entire trilogy or buy the complete set and save 25%

The Kingmaker: A Powerplay Novel

He's America's golden boy. A power broker. A Kingmaker. She's America's dirty little secret. A s....

The Miliverse

The hit Twitter account comes to eBook!

In a parallel universe, Ed Miliband is Prime Minister and everyone is annoyed at how boring it is.

A short story detailing a small, dull adventure for the would-have-been Prime Minister as he navigates awkward situations in a controversy-starved United Kingdom.

There is no Brexit, no Corbyn, and no clue.

Everything is basically fine.

Prince of the Press: A Powerplay Book

Marcus Ambrose is Washington's newest political reporter, the Prince of the Press, famous for his womanizing ways. But when he lays eyes on his brother's new secretary, the Prince may have met his match, and he'll put all his talents to use to convince her to be his.

Renee Erikson might well be the loneliest woman in D.C. She spends long days working for Ambrose and Associates, and long nights taking care of her family. Sexy, charming Marcus Ambrose is the boss's brother, and strictly off-limits. Renee can't afford to lose her job or her heart.

The chase is on, and Marcus is pressing hard, will he get the girl, or give them both a world of heartache?

2023

An angry world is divided between the clean green new economies (China, India,Europe), and the old fossil fuel economies (Russia, US, Australia) spewing forth pollution into the atmosphere. If you are a fan of Stieg Larsson and political action thrillers then this book is for you. How far would you go to save the planet? An island country - isolated - how will it survive ? As an island economy, Australia is unique. Highly dependent on trade in fossil fuels. No longer totally self-sufficient in food, it has to import it. Kylie's group is funded by the new economies, and now they are moving to eliminate the Australian problem.

Set in Melbourne, Australia, the effects of climate change are apparent through the hot summers, and the city being filled with refugees from the north. But it is all about to get much much worse very quickly.

Colin, from security, is charged with destroying Kylie's group. Colin has already killed several of Kylie's group. Now he wants the rest of them. All the time another group, W4, has set itself the task of simply killing as many Westerners as possible.

The group is preparing for a new push as Andrew signs up to join. Until he receives the message "..your daughter needs you...". What daughter?

2023 is a thriller in the world of active climate change. It is not environmental catastrophe that is center st

age. It is the battle between the two economies. The battle between two sets of ideas. How far would you go to save the planet ?

The most controversial book you will read this year.

All proceeds from the sale of 2023 are donated to charities promoting renewable energy.

Unforeseen (Alessandra Powell Book 1)

***THIS ISN'T A STANDALONE. IT'S BOOK ONE OF A SERIES AND IT ENDS WITH A CLIFFHANGER.**

**THE REST OF THE SERIES IS OUT NOW. YOU CAN GET THE BUNDLE AND SAVE.***

**ALTHOUGH POLITICIANS AND POLITICS ARE INVOLVED THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL BOOK. NO POLITICAL PARTIES ARE MENTIONED.**

Alessandra Powell was raised by her grandmother. Not because her parents were dead, but rather because her mother didn't want her and her father wasn't even aware of her existence.

When tragedy struck and her grandmother died, Alessandra was faced with an impossible decision. She could reach out to her father, a prominent political figure in her state and convince him to help her or go into foster care until she's eighteen.

In this installment of the series, we meet Alessandra and follow her life as she goes through all of these life-altering changes.

This is a young adult, coming of age book. In it Alessandra discovers love and her sexuality.

The President's Table

In Roosevelt's White House, one woman finds love and friendship in unexpected places. A short story from the author of The President's Lunch.



Iris McIntosh is many things to many people - advisor to President Roosevelt, friend and confidant to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, lover to one man, and girlfriend to another. But when the flamboyant Alexander Woollcott comes to stay, Iris begins to question everything that she had previously taken for granted. As she struggles to maintain the facade that splits her heart between two men, an unexpected evening with Aleck shows that they have more in common than Iris knew, and a simple game unravels both the mystery surrounding his past and the truth that she has failed to admit, even to herself.



Jenny Bond has worked as a teacher, journalist, copywriter and researcher. Her non-fiction titles have been published in Australia and the USA. Writing about the stories behind great novels led Jenny to write her own first novel, Perfect North (Hachette 2013). Her second novel, The President's Lunch, again incorporates real-life figures with fictional ones, a technique that allows Jenny to imaginatively interpret historical events. While researching the novel, Jenny spent two months in Washington D.C. visiting the places where the Roosevelts lived and worked. She lives with her husband and children in Canberra, Australia's capital. Visit her at Jennybondbooks.com

Of A World That Doesn't Care

It is the spring of 1980 and Margaret Thatcher is in power. 16-year-old Rickie Stone will be leaving school in three month's time. In the same boat as the vast majority of school leavers, he will leave school not to get a job but to join the ever-lengthening dole queue. Most of the kids have only a future of social security benefits. Most will be compelled to face the emptiness of unemployment. Most will be doomed to hang around street corners out of pure boredom and frustration and feelings of rejection. Most will be constrained to walking the streets before their working lives have even begun. Some will be led to crime. As a protest against the present job situation, Rickie plans to do something about it.

Equilibrium

Proffey, son of the South American soil, has the wisdom (although sometimes misplaced) of Solomon, the modesty of a saint, the candor of the confessional, the wit of Bob Hope, and the wealth of the young Croesus whose every cent was earned honestly. But he'd never gone to school, and he didn't learn to read and write until he was in his thirties.

Batuto, Proffey's compatriot living in Australia, is his closest friend and confidant--his alter ego. The two idealists meet frequently, and between them, it is Batuto who is the sinner every struggling to reform. They often agree passionately to disagree.

This story covers a period of over thirty years in the lives of a group of high school friends who occasionally, love, lie, and cheat; fornicate, marry and divorce; abuse high political office; and murder and torture in the name of national security. But some of them live thoroughly decent lives.

As told by Batuto, events move from high school fun to political wisdom, to the killing of an innocent man, to correct precepts, to deep passionate love. This is a book that, one hopes, will make you stop and think.

The oranges of Dubai

Paolo Manfredi is an affirmed paediatric surgeon who lives and works in Paris. Born in Torre dell'Isola, a town not too far from Palermo, after high school he left Sicily, a land then upset by serious upheavals, to pursue his ambitions. After thirty years, he comes back with his wife and his children to celebrate his fiftieth birthday, and to retrace the steps of a brusquely interrupted personal and civil history. He finds a deeply changed world, and walking on the footsteps of his own past, searching for his Sicily, he finds again his old friends, and with them the emotions he denied for a long time, his cut roots, his childhood places, changed yet still deeply intact. In the nostalgic memory of his past life, Paolo learns to look at the events from the point of view of those who stayed and fought so that the identity of a people wouldn't be lost.

Bonk & Hedz ... a caveman ... and woman ... story

What was it like before NFL football? Before Reality TV? Before cake?

Bonk and his mate Hedz are an ordinary caveman and cavewoman struggling with the everyday existence that comes when one's place in the food chain isn't all that clear.

If creating fire, dodging volcano eruptions and outrunning saber tooth tigers isn't stressing enough, their daily survival is interrupted when a strange little caveman named Lob arrives in the village. Lob convinces their leader, Chief Wug, that a neighboring tribe is amassing weapons of mass destruction in preparation for an assault on their village.

As Lob gains more influence on their chief, the tiny community of troglodytes must form an army and prepare to defend themselves. But when this endeavor raises unexpected social issues such as women's rights, religion and politics, the cavemen realize they might have been better off if they had never come down from the trees.

Mixing slapstick and social commentary in equal amounts, BONK & HEDZ shows how things might have gone had Fred Flintstone and George W. Bush crossed clubs.

Celestial Water: A short story from a hot and polluted world

In a world where drinking water is scarce, there is a race amongst nations to find other sources to replace the ones on Earth.

Dissident: Part One in the Bellator Saga

What would you do for love of country? In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline Gerard lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories of a rich and beautiful past. What does it take to heal a broken heart? As Caroline clings to life her thoughts drift to before the regime, when she was a rising star in the House of Representatives, widowed, and raising two precocious children. She remembers her unexpected attraction to fellow politician (and known playboy) Jack McIntyre. Jack captures her attention with his rakish grin, disarming attitude, and dry wit, and soon their friendship blossoms into much more. Who can you trust? Under the new political system, Caroline doesn't know what to believe, even her own vivid memories. Is the life she led real, or just a mirage? Is Jack truly the one to help her move on? Or are they just pawns in a political power play? The Bellator Saga is a six part series. Each full length novel ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot.

The Spirit of Resistance: Volume 1 (Jefferson's Road)

Peter Baird, a failing writer and blogger for right-wing causes is horrified when his brother Martin announces his plan to ignite a second American Revolution. Martin will provoke the government into declaring war against its own citizens by assassinating the President on Inauguration Day. Fearful for his brother's life, Peter is drawn into the shady world of radicalized militias. He must choose to become part of the plot or risk losing his brother forever. Can he talk his brother down from this insane plan by going along this scheme, or must he betray Martin to save his country?

The Armor Heist (The Bright Future)

The Shipping Wars completely reformed the business of carrying things from one point to another. Competition grew so fierce that it finally burst into armed conflict. The old companies were destroyed by the fighting, and Parcel Service rose out of their combined ashes. Obtaining nation-status, Parcel Service exercised its power to make certain that those dark days of competition are gone. Every truck is armored, every package defended, every step taken to ensure that the mail must flow - through Parcel Service. When an unscrupulous employee stole a valuable console and sold it to the competition, it was only natural that he used Parcel Service to move the device. He didn't plan on getting caught or being forced to reveal the tracking number of the package. Now, the rightful owners want their console back, and they've offered a ridiculous bounty for its safe return. Armed with the knowledge of the console's route, a smuggler, a sniper, and a shape-shifting thief concoct a risky plan to claim the bounty: taking on Parcel Service and hitting their armored car - with another armored car. Set in "The Bright Future," this short story takes place before book 1 in the series: "The Cookie Caper."

I, Terrorist

In an unnamed nation, at an unspecified time, unrest and trouble begins to stir. The government is unconcerned about the people they govern, choosing instead to enrich themselves from the nations coffers. Militancy and extremism Starts to rear its ugly head. A boy and his family learn first hand how steep the cost of the government's indifference is. They all die but the boy survives; he is taken captive and trained in the way of extremism. His rage keeps him alive and he rises through the ranks to become one of the most lethal and ruthless terrorists to ever live whose only purpose is to destroy the government system that abandoned him.

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