Breakout Authors and Exciting New Books

Welecome to the breakout authors page on Online Book Club. One of the best things about Online Book Club is that we don't just throw the same recycled bestsellers at you that you can find front and center in any bookstore or other website. No, we introduce you to up-and-coming books and authors, the best-selling authors of tomorrow, the ones you might not hear about anywhere else. Come back to this page often, we update the featured authors every couple days. Check them out...

  • Michael Reagan

    The Devil's Handshake

    "The Devil's Handshake" is fast paced political thriller set in the global backdrop of natural resources. The protagonist, Sir Thomas Litchfield is an Anglo-Russian billionaire bound by Homeric code who tries to steer a pragmatic course in the new "Cold War" between USA and Russia.
    The story unfolds in a fictional nation located in the Horn of Africa. Taking the reader on a journey through the intrigue and clashes as two contrasting worlds meet.
    The key to this battle and what ultimately brings the countries to the brink of war is the new naval base that Russia is about to construct in the young African nation as part of Litchfield's natural resources deal. To counter the re-emergence of the new look Russia, the new director of the CIA manipulates his President to effect a regime change in the country by backing an ambitious Interior Minister who is the chief antagonist in his coup attempt. To stop this Litchfield and his team broker a deal between the two powers "below the line" to stop them going to war. At the end of the book although he is successful as the two nations avoid going to war it is the loved ones of Thomas who ultimately pay the highest price.
    Neither good nor evil; Litchfield is a survivor who adapts to the situation around him: The two key impact characters that influence the Litchfield character are: his true love a former beautiful young prostitute from Turkmenistan that he saves one night and his bodyguard who tries to act as the voice of reason in his life, but fails. The book's overall premise is. "Blood is always thicker than water," and despite trying what may Litchfield and the villain and those around them can never escape their pasts and with the underlying theme of "Life doesn't always bring everybody who commits a crime to justice" and there always has to be a "Scapegoat" when the Bear meets the Eagle in the field of battle.

    Officially rated 3 out of 4!

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  • Fran Connor

    The Devil's Bridge

    A soldier facing imminent death in a WW1 trench is saved by a mysterious mist that he believes may be an angel. There is a price to pay and that creates a twenty five year struggle between him and the mist when he finds it came from Hell not Heaven. If he does not obey the mist then the life of his wife will be forfeit but there is a red line that he will not cross.

    Officially rated 3 out of 4!

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  • L. N. Nino

    The Gray Man: A Novella

    A fable about lost identity, the American Dream... and death. The desperate narrative written by a man locked inside the labyrinth of his own mind... A fast-paced descent of the slippery slopes of morality into the inescapable Abyss... A satire about immigration and trying to stay true to your dreams in a globalized world.
    "The Gray Man" (13,000 words, 50 pages) is all the above and much more. You'll have to read it if you want to understand and enjoy its many possible readings.

    Officially rated 4 out of 4!

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  • Megan Cyrulewski
  • Alekhya Talapatra

    Whats meant to be will always find a way

    Kaushik is brilliant in his astrological predictions and was cursed by his power. He foretold the impending catastrophic events in his own life. Still he was irresistibly drawn to impossible coincidences. The compelling satirical tale now unfolds in his life, with his beloved indulging in scheming . Can Kaushik thwart the destined or will he walk the path of ' What's meant to be will always find a way' ?

    Officially rated 3 out of 4!

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  • Riaan Booysen

    Thera and the Exodus

    This book presents a brand new interpretation of the biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It is shown that an eruption of the volcano on Thera, present day Santorini, caused the outbreak of a deadly disease in Egypt. In order to appease the anger of the gods, Amenhotep III ordered all first-born in Egypt to be sacrificed in a fire. Prince Tuthmosis, his first-born son, was first in line to be sacrificed in the fire, but narrowly escaped this horrific death. This event was recorded as the 'burning bush' episode in the Bible. Prince Tuthmosis became the biblical Moses and led a successful rebellion against his father. Amenhotep III and his army retreated to Nubia for a period of 13 years, the so-called Amarna period. Moses was joined by Solomon's army and together they plundered Egypt, destroying all its gods. It is shown the Solomon's Queen of Sheba was none other than Nefertiti, the beautiful wife of Akhenaten.

    Officially rated 3 out of 4!

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