A Rainbow In The Basement

Saltire Society First Book Award-nominatedLife & death, love & loss, hope & despair, belief & disbelief. A novel about a lot. Our lot. Magic is more than a word – something Matthew Ellis discovered when he was 12. It was the year he crossed an ocean. His mother told him it was for the best. He…


Genre: Fiction
Subjects: belief, death, disbelief, faith, life, Loss, love, magic, Scotland

The Slave Boy: The life of Olaudah Equiano

This is the harrowing, emotional story of Olaudah Equiano, The Father of Black Literature, who, in 1789, set out to end the slave trade. The Life of Olaudah Equiano is curriculum-linked both in the United States (Grade 8) and in Britain (History Key Stage 3 and Universities: The Enlightenment). Olaudah Equiano and his sister were…


Genre: Biography, Faction, Librario
Subjects: abolition, Africa, Barbados, Father of Black Literature, Olaudah Equiano, slave ships, Slave trade, West Indies, Wilberforce

The Legend Of The Black Monk (Rebecca McOwan, teenage sleuth, book 2)

A hooded figure stood between the gravestones, facing her. Mist licked around his feet, the air suddenly bitingly cold. Slowly the figure raised an arm and pointed at her… Answering a friend’s plea to come to Cornwall to investigate the mysterious death of his grandfather, teenage sleuth Rebecca McOwan embarks on a perilous adventure among…


Genre: Adventure, Detective, Fiction, Librario, Mystery, Sleuth
Series: Rebecca McOwan |

Tyrant

Watch the brilliant series trailer!   The 3rd book in The Peck Chronicles… The odds are stacked heavily against James Peck and the wizard-goldfish Mendel. One year on from their extraordinary Denthan adventure, the zany villagers of Drumfintley find themselves the last line of defence against an invasion of Earth. The scale of the threat becomes…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss
Illustrated by Ida Henrich

Citadel

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 2nd book in The Peck Chronicles… The Hedra wizard Dendralon sees the impending destruction of Denthan as an opportunity to increase his power. James Peck is intent on stopping him. He needs to journey to the Eden Tree, deep in the Forest of Eldane. If he can find the…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, Denthan, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss, Paul Murdoch. The Peck Chronicles. fantasy

The Cat Kin

View the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8HT5gBVgdM&feature=youtu.be Everyone who came to the strange gym class was looking for something else. What they found was the mysterious Mrs Powell and Pashki, a lost art from an age when cats were worshipped as gods. Ben and Tiffany wonder: who is their eccentric old teacher? What does she really want with…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Animals, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller
Series: Cat Kin Trilogy | Subjects: Animal rights, crime, Investigating

Windscape

Windscape is an eco thriller that explores the passions on both sides of the wind farm debate. Young Jenny MacLeod’s father is about to lose the family farm because of mounting debts. The only way for her and her father to keep their beautiful Hushwish Bay island home is to sign up to a wind turbine…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Eco, Fiction, Mystery, Strident, Thriller
Subjects: Acceptance, Diversity, Eco, Journey, self-awareness

The Sons of Rissouli

The Danny Lansing Adventures, book 1 Adrenaline at your fingertips! Watch: Trailer for The Sons of Rissouli and Red, White & Black by Matt Cartney When Danny goes to live with his cool Uncle Angus, he knows life will never be the same again. But he doesn’t expect to be catapulted into a world of guns, explosions and high-speed chases.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: Africa, discovery, Investigating, journalism, Journey, Roadtrip

The Enchanted Riddle

Thirteen years ago baby Daphne was found outside London’s all-girl Orphanage of St Jude. Insecure and emotionally guarded she has grown up longing to fulfil two dreams: to discover her family; and to become a star ballerina. When she receives from an anonymous sender a book containing a tantalising riddle and a magical pair of…


Genre: Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Strident
Subjects: Dance, London, Paris, theatre, triumph

The Curse of Can-Balam

The Danny Lansing Adventures, book 3 Adrenaline at your fingertips! A lost city, a legendary treasure and a brutal curse. All lie at the centre of a tangle of lies…and worse. There could be any number of explanations for the sudden disappearance of Angus’s archaeologist friend into the Central American rainforest. Crocodiles, jaguars…even Guatemalan drug smugglers. With…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Mystery, Strident
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: Belize, jungle, South America

The Comet’s Child

For as long as anyone can remember there have been rumours about the return of a chosen one. When Fin discovers the prophecies point to him he is scared at first. He resolves to learn the truth about his origins and uncover the secrets surrounding his birth; only then can he embrace his true destiny.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Srident
Subjects: discovery, Family, Journey

Talisman

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 1st book in The Peck Chronicles – a major new 9+ fantasy adventure series James stands alone, high on a Scottish hillside. He stares down at a massive, three-toed footprint…and the crushed animal within it. Is the creature that formed it responsible for James’s father’s sudden and unexplained disappearance?…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss

Red, White & Black

For 65 years, the wreckage of an aeroplane has lain scattered on a remote Norwegian mountainside – a poignant and lonely memorial to the failure of its clandestine wartime mission. But when Danny and his uncle, Angus, discover that secret wartime documents are rumoured to have been within the plane, they decide they must investigate.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: art, crime, discovery, journalism, Journey, Nazis, Norway, Poland, self-awareness, war

For the Good of the Cause

For The Good of the Cause explodes the romanticism of The Skye Boat Song in a bold fictionalisation of the events that inspired it. It gives an insight into why people follow leaders…sometimes regardless of their flaws. Young Flora MacDonald is no Jacobite rebel. Nor is she an admirer of the Jacobites’ fugitive leader, Bonnie Prince…


Genre: Adventure, Faction, Historical, Strident
Subjects: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden, Flora MacDonald, Jacobites, rebellion, Scotland, Skye, uprising

Don’t Judge Me

The incendiary new novel from award-winning Linda Strachan. We all make snap judgements, about our friends, people we meet and other people’s motives. But what if we’re wrong? What if a life depends on getting it right? Take 4 teens, an arsonist, an unreliable witness and four different motives. With life and death on the…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: Arson, crime, Investigating, Vulnerability

Dead Boy Talking

Josh has 25 minutes left to live. Yesterday he stabbed his best mate and now it’s happened to him. Lying alone in a pool of blood Josh hasn’t much time to think, but there are things he can’t get out of his head. Where is his girlfriend, Skye? What happened to his missing brother? And…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: crime, Investigating, Knife crime

Cat’s Paw

Pashki: the ancient Egyptian art of moving like a cat. The Cat Kin: London’s most unusual after-school club. The Cat Kin are not the only ones with extraordinary skills. Ben Gallagher has stumbled on a far more sinister gang, ruled over by a man with a horrific past. Deep beneath the city streets hides the deadly…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller
Series: Cat Kin Trilogy | Subjects: Animal rights, crime, Loss

Cat’s Cradle

Pashki, the art of moving like a cat, has survived for more than two thousand years. So has something else. Ben has a problem. After years of separation, his mum and dad are back together, and he doesn’t want to miss a moment of it. The trouble is, Tiffany is now a girl with a…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller
Series: Cat Kin Trilogy | Subjects: Animal rights, cats, crime

Bree McCready & The Realm of The Lost

Who would have guessed it? A shy swat, a psycho rebel and a lanky nerd try to save the world…for a third time! Strange things start to happen at the Halloween funfair, and fourteen-year-old Bree McCready immediately suspects they have something to do with the half-heart locket. Sensing trouble, Bree, and her friends, Sandy and Honey, seek…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

Bree McCready & The Half-Heart Locket

Bree McCready has a mission: she has just one night to save the world! It starts when a clue inscribed on a Half-Heart Locket leads Bree and her best friends Sandy and Honey to an ancient magical book. With it they can freeze time, fly and shrink to the size of ants. But they soon…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey

BREE MCCREADY & THE FLAME OF IRENUS cover

Bree McCready & The Flame of Irenus

Eight months after her death-defying escape from Castle Zarcalat, Bree McCready thinks she’s seen the last of the half-heart locket and the dangerous magical book that goes with it…until Honey’s kid sister, Mimi, disappears. Faced with a bone-crunching race against time to rescue Mimi, Bree must rely on her friends more than ever. Soon they…


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: Bree McCready Trilogy | Subjects: demons, Family, Journey