“This in-depth story of a powerful conservative feminist brings a figment of the imagination alive to a degree of vividness rarely seen in a fiction debut…[a] near-perfect plot.”
–Foreword Reviews (Presidential Intentions)
Book 3 in the Samantha Harrison Trilogy
By Douglas J. Wood
After a long and arduous journey to the White House, Samantha Harrison (R-Va) has been elected President of the United States of America.
In Presidential Conclusions (Release date April 3, 2017; ISBN 9781537590622; Trade Paperback; Price $15.99), Douglas J. Wood’s third and final book in his politically-charged trilogy, Samantha Harrison is faced with her greatest challenge yet: how to keep a splintered nation together in the face of unprecedented fear. Presidential Declarations saw Republican nominee Samantha defeated by Hillary Clinton for the presidency. To her surprise, Clinton selected Samantha to be Secretary of State and when Clinton was almost killed in a Washington, D.C. terrorist plot made Samantha Clinton’s temporary presidential placeholder. After the U.S. experienced a taste of a Harrison presidency, the voters chose her over Clinton in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Although victorious with her win, Samantha has taken over the position during a tumultuous and chaotic time when relations with other countries are delicate, and the leader of Iran has called for jihad against the US, Russia, and Great Britain. After being so close to a Democratic president, citizens and senators alike question Samantha’s loyalty to the Republican party while world leaders are tempted to brush her aside as a weak leader. Worse, there is a locally-grown terroristic plot brewing across the nation.
Samantha’s focus during this turbulent time is to not divide the country any further, and she calls upon past presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton to show bipartisanship in the fight against terrorism. International leaders have their own political agendas and deals to make with Sam, including Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Events grow confused when the locally-grown terrorists time their explosions in cities spanning from coast to coast during a nation-wide test of the emergency alert system, causing a system overload and temporary media blackout. Will Samantha be able to keep the nation together as everything seems to fall apart?
Ripped from today’s headlines and full of imagined conversations with real politicians, Presidential Conclusions is a political thriller with unpredictable twists. As Samantha Harrison takes her place as leader of the free world, her dilemmas give readers a taste of the difficult decisions politicians must make and the resulting marks they leave on American history.
About the Author
Douglas J. Wood has spent over 35 years practicing law. He is a senior partner at Reed Smith LLP, and through his practice has seen politics at its best and its worst. He is the author of Presidential Intentions, Presidential Declarations, and nonfiction books 101 Things I Want to Say: The Collection and Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive. He currently lives in New Jersey, works in New York, has been happily married for over 44 years, and is the proud parent to three grown children.
Book 3 in the Samantha Harrison Trilogy
By Douglas J. Wood
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2017
Trade paperback & e-book
Price $15.99 / $6.99
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THE PRIMAL KEY
Volume 1 of The Plight of the Plexus
by C.A. Hartley
Anne Clarke didn’t mean to mess with Alex’s destiny or place the family in danger. She just wanted a peak inside the box—the one Mom insisted she leave alone. Little did she know she was about to trigger the journey of a lifetime.
In C.A. Hartley’s debut fantasy middle grade novel, THE PRIMAL KEY: Volume 1 of The Plight of the Plexus, Anne struggles to find a purpose for her life. Unlike her twin, Alex, everything she does seems meaningless. Alex’s path is clear and Grandmother Isadora personally oversees his training. He spends most days studying ancient history and languages, perfecting the fine art of divination, and learning how to traverse past lives. If he’s properly prepared, the family believes Alex will complete a centuries-old, preordained ancestral quest to find the broken pieces of the Carnelian Tablet. Once found, the tablet will reveal the location of The Primal Key—the key that unlocks parallel dimensions.
After years of living in Alex’s shadow, Anne’s curiosity and envy get the best of her. She goes against Mom’s wishes and opens the forbidden storage box. As she rummages through its contents, Anne prematurely unleashes her suppressed talents—dangerous skills that can’t be curbed once released. In her panic, Anne accidentally creates an unstable portal that lands her in Central Park, New York City. Worse, Anne’s actions lead Seth Barthony, Grandmother’s murderous adversary, to their house.
As Grandmother’s comrades find Anne and whisk her to safety, Mom and Alex remain in danger. Mom forces Alex to flee while she lures away Seth’s agents. With the help of Aunt Selena, Alex escapes as Seth’s agents destroy their home and abduct Mom. With Mom in Seth’s clutches, Selena and Alex travel to New York to meet up with Anne. They plan to meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of Grandmother’s strongholds. But Seth’s agents have tracked Anne and plan an ambush. After narrowly avoiding capture in the Egyptian Art wing, the twins are dashed to Grandmother’s estate, where they learn that Seth has insisted Isadora hand over The Primal Key for Mom’s ransom.
The twins find themselves committed to precarious tasks to rescue Mom and search for The Primal Key. Alex scrambles to uncover clues to the key’s last resting place. The mission takes him to a world where he must speak with ghosts; converse with ancient Egyptian royalty; and search the Met. Anne remains at Grandmother’s estate to hone her talents, focusing on jumping into paintings to travel through time and moving through a web of dimensions. But Anne’s shaky skills could, if forced, kill her and those she loves.
As time runs out for Mom, Alex and Anne devise a risky plan to save her. Woven with facts about art and history, THE PRIMAL KEY is a highly original, fast-paced adventure that envisions a fantastical world where girls and boys can both save the day.
About C.A. Hartley:
Catherine Hartley (C.A. Hartley) is the author of the middle-grade series “Plight of the Plexus,” the first of which, The Primal Key, released in August 2016. Her fascination with the mysteries of the Universe, Renaissance paintings, and a love of fast-paced fantasy novels sparked her idea for the series. Catherine lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, and Styx, her labradoodle. Visit her at www.cahartley.com.
THE PRIMAL KEY
Plight of the Plexus (Volume 1)
By C.A. Hartley
Published by Styxers Entertainment
Publication Date August 2016
Hardcover & Trade Paperback
“Outlandish, outrageous, and impossible to put down.”
—Janet Evanovich on Double Up
A Davis Way Crime Caper
by Gretchen Archer
The glamorous reign of the Bellissimo Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, has come to an end, and it’s all Super Secret Spy Davis Way’s fault. When a blind trust sells nearby property to a powerful real estate company, they build a brand-spanking-new, over-the-top casino, Blitz. When Blitz begins stealing the Bellissimo’s patrons and ideas, it’s up to our favorite redhead to save the day.
In DOUBLE UP: A Davis Way Crime Caper (Henery Press, ISBN xx, Original Trade Paperback, April 2017) by triple USA Today-bestselling author Gretchen Archer, Davis Way is eight months into maternity leave with her time-consuming twins. A series of whirlwind events, including Davis’s pregnancy and a weeks-long stint on the SS Probability in DOUBLE KNOT has distracted Davis from the construction going on right under her nose. When news breaks about Blitz’s extravagant amenities and groundbreaking gaming, like slot machines on luxury buses, the Bellissimo soon becomes a ghost town.
To make matters worse, Davis’s Super Secret Spy team falls apart when her bosses Richard and Bianca Sanders move to Vegas and drop the failing Bellissimo in her husband Bradley’s lap; Fantasy, her best friend and partner-in-solving-crime, quits, forming a crack in their friendship; No Hair, Davis’s boss, leaves for a different casino; and team member Baylor puts in his two weeks’. Davis, after months of being stuck in her home on the 29th floor of the casino, decides it’s up to her to save the Bellissimo. She recruits a new team, including Baylor’s new girlfriend, July Jackson, and her monstrous ex-ex-mother-in-law, Bea Crawford.
Suspecting art fraud, Davis sends Bea to spy on Blitz. She sneaks Bea into the casino to play one of their sophisticated games, Hang It Up, with the grand prize a priceless work of art Davis believes isn’t genuine. Meanwhile, Davis locks herself in her office to develop a new and revolutionary game to put the Bellissimo back on the map. The story twists when the Blitz suddenly shuts down their Hang It Up tournament—and it looks like they’ve sabotaged Davis’s new game.
With babies, bankruptcy, talking homes, Falcon X5s, and shrimp (shrimp?), DOUBLE UP is the most thrilling mystery yet in the Davis Way Crime Caper series as Davis plans to stop the inevitable end of Bellissimo and life as she knows it.
About Gretchen Archer:
Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife who began writing when her daughters, seeking higher educations, left her. She lives on Lookout Mountain with her husband, son, and a Yorkie named Bently. DOUBLE UP is the sixth book in the Davis Way Crime Caper series.
About Henery Press:
Henery Press an independent publisher in the mystery and suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters. To learn more about Henery Press, please visit www.henerypress.com.