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To my new visitors --"Welcome!"
To my old friends -- "Welcome back!"
Our primary goal here at Aabra Publishing is to present suspenseful stories about ordinary women who find themselves in extraordinary--sometimes seemingly impossible--situations, with no one to rely on but themselves. These are stories that take place in many different parts of the world. Regardless of the setting, however, the stories deal with universal themes that all women--no matter where they live--can understand and empathize with.
Our stories are about the kinds of struggles women face everywhere, every day. They are about the struggles of the heart and mind. Many are also about physical and emotional challenges: the challenges presented by nature, society, and fate. Like all challenges, they can be overcome, but only when they are met with strength, endurance, and determination. It is our belief that these traits characterize the essence of women everywhere.
In addition to their underlying menace and suspense, some of our stories will also bring an occasional smile to your lips and lightness to your heart. Others will bring moments of sadness, moments of regret. Some will bring anger and fear. Some will bring pain. But each, we hope, will carry with it the chill of terror, the tension of suspense, and the satisfaction of a battle well fought and a victory well won.
Our latest story, TIME OF FEAR: A LONDON OLYMPICS MYSTERY, uses the 2012 Summer Olympics as the setting for another suspense-filled story about a woman's struggle against suspicion, hatred, and violence. In this story, Hanna Stewart has arrived in London to write a biography of Malcolm Turnbull, one of Britain's most controversial figures. As soon as she arrives, however, Hanna realizes she is being stalked and harassed by an unknown person for unknown reasons. See Page 3 of this site for more on this new and exciting mystery.
Remember, however, that the very best stories -- no matter what the genre -- are those that touch the heart. If our stories touch your heart, please let us know. If they don't, please let us know that, too. The creation of good stories, meaningful stories, heart-touching stories is the lifelong pursuit of every writer. So please drop me a note from time to time (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know how we are doing. I promise to answer every one.
Please visit the following pages of this website for an introduction to our other novels, all of which--including our latest thriller, TIME OF FEAR: A LONDON OLYMPICS MYSTERY--are now available at the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com) and the Kobo Store (www.kobo.com). Just search for "Aabra." Most of our ebooks are also available at Smashwords (www.smashwords.com/profile/view/aabra). Smashwords sells ebooks that can be read by nearly every kind of ebook reader.
For those who enjoy a few chuckles in their suspense novels, check out our Vicki Karr mystery on page 10 of this site. As its blurb says, THE NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR is "a humorous romp of suspense that is sure to tickle the funny bone while chilling the backbone at the same time."
If interested, additional info about me can be found on Page 11 of this website.
Thanks for dropping by!
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Thought for the Day
Acceptance is not submission;
it is an acknowledgement of the facts of a situation.
Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
--- Kathleen Casey Theisen