Baverstock’s Allsorts: Volume 1

Title: Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 1, Second Edition
Series: Baverstock's Allsorts #1
Release Date: First Edition: May 9, 2014, Second Edition: February 27, 2018
Genre: ,
Pages: 190
ISBN13: Second Edition: 978-1985181779
ASIN: First Edition: B00K8O0GNO, Second Edition: B07B47QQF6

A trader on a distant planet discovers an impossible stone, an entirely pleasant kidnapping goes awry, and a young woman learns what it means to be a world nomad.

Now with more than double the stories, this second edition of Volume 1 contains an eclectic collection of twenty-one short-short pieces.

Showcasing the versatility, imagination, comic wit, and pathos of author Jessica Baverstock, this perfect companion to an afternoon tea break or a morning commute will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.

Baverstock's Allsorts Volume 1 draws together science-fiction, period fiction, comedy, poetry, romance, literary fiction, a children’s story, and even a newspaper article with a twist in a collection that has something for everyone.

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The Red Umbrella: A Short Story

Title: The Red Umbrella: A Short Story
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-1534625143
ASIN: B00LD6RNUK

Paulie dreams of traveling the world, and with her red umbrella by her side she is ready to tackle anything. But when she loses her umbrella on the Paris Metro, Paulie must face the city’s streets without her trusted companion.

An eventful day and a chance encounter with a wise new friend teach Paulie what it truly means to be a world nomad.

In this exquisite and sensitive tale, Baverstock captures a young person’s wonder and embarrassment in a new country, deftly weaving humour, wisdom and a celebration of life.

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The Clipper Home: A Romance Novella

Title: The Clipper Home: A Romance Novella
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Genre: , , ,
ASIN: B00TWWX3VA

After the unexpected death of her father, Miss Ann Wainfleet must find the quickest way to transport her mother, younger sister, and herself from the shores of Foochow, China back to London. Since her mother believes traveling by ironclad steamboat is pure folly, Ann secures passage on a tea clipper — the Sea Harpy.

Ann’s friendliness and eagerness to learn endears her to the ship’s crew, especially its captain Henry Burrell. But Ann soon realises that life and romance aboard a sailing ship is more dangerous and unpredictable than anything she has previously encountered.

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City of Mist: A Cities of Power Novel

Title: City of Mist: A Cities of Power Novel
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Release Date: May 13, 2015
Genre: , ,
Pages: 167
ASIN: B00XMUKB2C

An assassination has rocked the city of Sanctum, bringing a tyrannical rule to an end.

Sahri the Unswerving, living in squalor and heavy with child, discovers her husband is next in line to rule as Decision Maker of Sanctum.

Catapulted from poverty to wealth, Sahri embraces her new life of security and comfort, but her husband’s first act as Decision Maker threatens to plunge their household into financial ruin.

In order to protect her unborn child’s future and inheritance, Sahri must learn the ways of Sanctum’s elite while finding a way to circumvent her husband’s plan.

As Sahri’s actions endanger her own life and that of her child, a mystery still hangs over Sanctum: Who is responsible for the assassination? And will they strike again?

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Neville and the Arabian Luncheon: A Neville Hardencourt IV Novel

Title: Neville and the Arabian Luncheon: A Neville Hardencourt IV Novel
Series: Neville Hardencourt IV #1
Release Date: July 2017
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 250
ISBN13: 978-1545453469
ASIN: B073XTH1FT

Thirty-seven-year-old Neville Hardencourt IV lives a life of leisure in the 21st century. But his core is forged from good old-fashioned British chivalry.

Unfortunately, this chivalry doesn’t exempt him from the burdens of a disapproving mother, an overbearing brother, and a girlfriend with strong views on their future together. All three threaten to “make something of him”—a prospect any man worth his salt would find highly offensive.

With beloved roadster and devoted valet in tow, Neville must discover a way to regain some semblance of control over his life while still maintaining his chivalrous standards—a balance which may prove beyond even his finely-honed abilities.

This comedic novel, reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster stories, introduces the lovable hero of the Neville Hardencourt IV series.

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Earnestine: A Short Story

The cover of Earnestine, with the tagline "Finding love is difficult when you're a walrus."Title: Earnestine: A Short Story
Release Date: March 26 2018
Genre: , , ,
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-1985175990

Earnestine is a consummate performer.

She lives for the roar of the audience: the waves of applause crashing down upon her as she entertains them, the ebb and flow of crowds coming and going from the Las Vegas stage she calls her own.

But as her audiences dwindle and her aching loneliness increases, Earnestine searches desperately for a solution to her problems.

Only one thing stands in her way.

One unavoidable fact.

Earnestine…

…is a walrus.

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The Runaway: A Short Story

The Runaway Cover ArtTitle: The Runaway: A Short Story
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 24

When children run away to the circus, it is Seamus Harden who talks them down and gets them the help they need.

Spoilt teenagers, abused kids, Seamus sees it all.

Until one night Seamus meets a little a little girl with a perfect pink dress, perfect white socks, and a reason for running away to the circus that even Seamus has never heard before.

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The Covent Garden Cafe: A Short Story

The Covent Garden Cafe Cover ArtTitle: The Covent Garden Cafe: A Short Story
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 32

On dreary autumn evenings Celeste Wang wanders the streets of London, always returning, as if magnetically drawn, to stare at the brightly lit cafe above Covent Garden.

Celeste imagines great minds like H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and John Wyndham gather there to discuss deep and fascinating subjects long into the night.

When her friends and family cannot provide the solution to a major life question, Celeste searches out Wells, Verne, and Wyndham in the hope they hold the answer she seeks.

A science-fiction story twisted through the realities of famous authors.

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High Sabbath: A Western Short Story

High Sabbath Cover ArtTitle: High Sabbath: A Western Short Story
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 14

Eleazar Hollis stands behind his makeshift pulpit every Sunday in the tiny mining town of Devil Springs.

The constantly empty pews suit him just fine, since he is not the minister he claims to be.

But when two Chinese men rush into his church asking for asylum, the secrets revealed will put his life and theirs in jeopardy.

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Baverstock’s Allsorts: Volume 2

Title: Baverstock's Allsorts: Volume 1
Series: Baverstock's Allsorts #2
Release Date: June 2018
Genre: ,
Pages: 208
ISBN13: 978-1720752325
ASIN: B07DZHQ4XT

A circus runaway who wants to be an accountant, a hostage in a crisis call center, and a walrus in search of love.

These are just three of the stories in the second volume of Baverstock’s Allsorts, covering genres from science-fiction to romance and plenty in between.

Lovers of heartfelt storytelling will enjoy these eleven stories, all bound together by a central theme: the discovery of identity—be it a character’s true name and history or simply the moment a hidden need or wish is first discovered.

As always, Baverstock traverses the emotions, from the depths of grief to the heights of humor. This heartwarming collection with bring a tear to the eye, but leave you with a smile on your face.

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Five Unexpected Days: A Short Story Collection

Title: Five Unexpected Days: A Short Story Collection
Release Date: June 2018
Genre: , ,
Pages: 148
ISBN13: 978-1721874361
ASIN: B07DZF6LWN

The surprise occurrence of February 30th.

The loss of a favorite umbrella.

The sudden arrival of a tiny circus runaway.

Each of these unexpected events propel a different character into their own sweet, gentle tale, which finds its heartwarming conclusion in less than twenty-four hours.

This short story collection features a total of five moving tales, each revealing the moments that make us human and how our interactions with those around us can enhance and enrich our lives.

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Be All My Futures Remembered

Title: Be All My Futures Remembered
Release Date: Coming in September
Genre: , ,

Violet-Lee Brandston, a brilliant mind in the burgeoning field of temporal biology, has the potential to revolutionize the world with her ideas.

And save countless lives.

She just needs to land her dream job to do it.

Isaac Templeton needs a brilliant mind to save his project. But Violet-Lee comes with far more potential and personality than he bargained for.

As her world-changing dreams start to become reality, Vi faces decisions that could irrevocably impact her future...

...and her past.