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DARK ALLEY - Second Chances - Novel
Release Date: November 29, 2019
Dramatic circumstances bring together two people, and there is a spark between them. She is fourteen, homeless, smart, wild and alive. Meanwhile, he is forty, a veteran, straight and direct, decent but 'dead inside,' with his life on hold.
After some more intense developments, he loses her, but his determination manages to reconnect him with her on her own dangerous and temporary turf - the dark alleys of a sordid downtown hood.
With hard work and open minds, they forge out a rewarding father-daughter family of sorts.
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FORMATS: Hardcover, Paperback, and E-books
INVISIBLE BIRTHMARKS - Novel
Published in February 2013
Meet Tiffany Juliana Conrad, a down-to-earth pretty progeny child with an attitude. Over the years she will develop at frightening speed gifts and skills she is not initially aware of. It turns out that she is a fresh chip from the old block, her father, who in his earlier years, covered the planet from coast-to-coast-to-coast and reached beyond the solar system boundaries in his secret missions. Tiffany’s new kind of energy and refined visionary mind becomes a major challenge for the parents until her father recognizes the signs. A brilliant student, a fierce and passionate fighter for the underprivileged, she will travel far in dangerous places where she saves lives, heal others and herself, and learns new skills which will help her accomplish her daring undertaking here on planet Earth - A fearless inter-galactic chic, which is turning into a beautiful young woman now, working relentlessly in fulfilling her demanding destiny. As teenage blood unleashes in her veins, the longing and passions of a long distance romance starts to flourish, accelerating her already fast endeavors. Despite all obstacles, Tiffany is trying to provide a frail window of hope that magic and passionate endeavors could make our battered planet a better place.
WHITE THIRST - Novel
[AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK AND e-BOOK FORMAT]
(Surviving a New Life)
SUMMARY: [Based on a true story]
Published in May 2013 in England, UK
It is 1979 in Eastern Europe, Romania - A bad year in the heavy-footed, deadly Communist Era under Russian dominance. Two young men plan and manage to escape, risking their lives every step of the way, from the Iron Curtain. They reach the Internationa Political Refugee Camp in Italy, sponsored by the Catholic Church. The two think that theirs are finally over but it turns out shortly after their arrival, that this is a very dangerous place where people die almost every day. They make connections, passionate alliances and they will survive this stage, much enriched and emotionally bruised.
The story is largely true [timelines, locations, geographical details, people and traditions, complete with challenges, dangers, emotions, and fears].
How do I know is true? - it is based on my personal story -
- Mike Anka, the Author.