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The Swordsmen of Angetenar coverHatred: A Near Future Dystopia

A terrorist attack on Parliament plunges the country onto a destructive path.

Jim just wants his discharge from the Army and return to his life in academia.

He returns from military service to find a country in chaos and a new regime bent on blaming everything on citizens with foreign heritage like him and his wife, Annabel.

She just wants to practise her music and live in a house in the country but with no-one lending to those with foreign heritage, the chance of building on the land they bought is impossible and it is confiscated by the new regime.

When they are evicted they find themselves and their daughter in a struggle for survival.

Can they survive long enough to witness the end of the regime or will they become victims of hatred?

Hatred is the first book in M J Dees’ new dystopian series, Collapse.

 

“excellent story, gritty & really gets you thinking.” Sam Stokes, Beta reader.

“… vision of the brutality of the regime and its obvious flaws and failings and the desperate ever-increasing hardline initiatives to uphold it, are all very believable if chilling. I certainly won’t forget it in a hurry, a thoroughly thought-provoking read which I have really enjoyed. ” Beta reader.   

“it felt as though the book was based on what is going on here in the states and what might be in store for us down the road.” Peggy Coppolo, Beta reader.

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The Swordsmen of Angetenar coverThe Swordsmen of Angetenar

Ay-ttho has a shady past which always seems to catch up with her.

Hiding from the Republic, she ends up in one of the toughest systems in the galaxy trying to free a youngling from her abusive slave drivers.

Things only get worse when she is recognised and transported to a remote prison asteroid.

Tori is fed up of Ay-ttho getting them into trouble, having to flee Republic guards and now, on top of it all, having to rescue her from a remote prison asteroid.

Together, they return to rescue the youngling but soon find that this is when their troubles really begin.

The crew find themselves in a fight for survival as they flee straight into an interplanetary revolution.

Inspired by Les Miserables, The Swordsmen of Angetenar is as enjoyable read as a stand-alone as it is as Book 5 of the Mastery of the Stars space opera series.

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Albert & Marie coverAlbert & Marie

What would you do if you were convinced you were going to die?

Swept up in the frenzy of patriotism, Albert volunteers to serve his king and country. 

He is shipped off to the trenches of France along with almost every able-bodied man that he knows, leaving his estranged wife and his child behind. 

Convinced he will die a horrible death, he seeks comfort in the arms of Marie, a local French woman who gives him hope his last days might become bearable.

Unfortunately, to do so would mean committing bigamy and he is caught between love and the law.

 

Fred and Leah_option1 800 x 1200.jpgThe Doomed Planet

It had been one heck of a week. One minute he’d been struggling to meet his Corporation targets, the next he’d been promoted…

And then he’d found himself on a stolen freighter with the Resistance, on their way to find the President of the system.

But sometimes, stuff like that just happens… right?

When he discovers that the President is really a ball of gas, and the Corporation is trying to destroy the presidential cruiser on which he’s trapped, that’s when he starts to lose his sense of humour.

It couldn’t possibly get worse … or could it?

If this book was the illegitimate offspring of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Star Wars, they would probably put it up for adoption.

The Doomed Planet is the first novella in the light-hearted Mastery of the Stars space opera series. The other books in the series are Shipment to Daphnis, Rocket to Trinculo, Shipwreck on Lysithea and The Swordsmen of Angetenar.

 

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Fred and Leah_option1 800 x 1200.jpgLiving with the Headless Mule

A car crash and an encounter with a priest turns Teresa’s reunion with her daughter into a life-changing struggle.

Teresa is a drink dependent, middle-aged Brazilian who just wants to be reunited with her daughter but her ex-husband’s accidental death leads to a fight for custody of their child.

Bob is a pastor with secrets. He makes Teresa an offer which seems too good to refuse until the truth about him is revealed. Teresa must choose between her daughter, the pastor, or her life.

Book two in the Teresa Da Silva spicy psychological suspense series, Living with the Headless Mule can be read before or after M J Dees’ debut novel, Living with Saci, for which this is a prequel/sequel.

 

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Large print version is available in the USUKGermanyFranceSpainItaly and Japan.

Fred and Leah_option1 800 x 1200.jpgFred & Leah: A True Life Second World War Drama of Love, Loss and Captivity

At a time of war, soldiers are not always the only casualties.

On September 3rd, 1939, Fred knew he would have no choice but to go to France and fight. However, when he found himself among the thousands of men stranded after the Dunkirk evacuation, he had no idea when he would see his wife Leah and his two children again.

Leah is left trying to raise her two children by herself but, even she can’t stop the bombs from falling on her street.

M J Dees’ fourth novel and his first historical novel, Fred and Leah, is based on a real life love story of two people whose lives were irrevocably altered by war.

 

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Large print version available in the USUKGermanyFranceSpainItaly and Japan.


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The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David: Part One

Twins growing up together. One incredibly lucky, the other astonishingly unlucky. One content, the other constantly striving for more. But will either of them manage to overcome the obstacles which life throws at them? The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David is as much a nostalgic romp through 70s, 80s and 90s England as it is a shocking and occasionally tragic comedy.

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Saci_SkylineLiving with Saci

Living with Saci is set in the sprawling metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil. It tells the story of Teresa da Silva, an overweight, depressed, drink dependent, and her struggles in the city. Estranged from her daughter, who lives with the ex-husband in England, life seems to constantly deal Teresa a bad hand. She begins to wonder whether the mischievous character from Brazilian folklore, Saci, might have something to do with it. Events seem to be taking a turn for the positive when she meets Felipe, who asks her to marry him. But when he disappears, Teresa finds that she is the object of suspicion.

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