MegaJoy hallucinogenic pleasure programs are ultra-addictive and a serious threat to Spaceworker personnel on ConCorp stations.
Both ConCorp’s no-nonsense Chief Security Officer, Leonid Oliphant, and the impulsive Cassandra Diamantides, vivacious female vocalist on space-tour with The Choralians, have strong motives to prevent traffickers setting up a lethal distribution network. For Oliphant it’s a matter of professional reputation. For Cassandra it’s deeply personal.
But a covert syndicate already has several agents in place – including the sadistic ‘Angel’ – and Cassandra’s determination to outwit him puts her in greater danger than either she or Oliphant could ever imagine. When her life is on the line, who can she really trust?
“A fantastic Sci-Fi that I couldn't put down! Full of meaty villains and a sub-plot to keep you hooked. Make sure you add this in your library." - Amy Walsh, Manchester
A Necessary Fiction
Laura Driscoll's uncomplicated life is thrown into confusion when she discovers her father lied to secure an advantageous marriage and advance his career. Determined to uncover the secrets of his past, Laura's single-minded pursuit of answers leads her to make choices that have far-reaching consequences both for herself and those who love her.
Sometimes it is better not to know the truth.
"An absorbing book. I found it a good `read` with believable characters (including a dreadful mother) and a story which gripped from the first page to the last. It is more than a family story, with a mystery about the deceased father`s past which is slowly revealed as the story progresses and a final surprise in the last chapter." - Jenny J. Dolan, London
A Plain and Simple Truth
Three men whose lives are inextricably linked to one woman meet at her funeral, an event which has profound consequences for them all. For Robert Moray there is the unwelcome revelation of a secret he has kept hidden for years; for John Rufford, the anguish of learning the truth; and for twenty-four-year-old Tom, the shattering of all the comfortable certainties of life.
While John struggles to keep the promise he has made, Tom’s decision to maintain old loyalties is threatened by unforeseen events and Robert’s determination to right a wrong. Faced with conﬂicting emotional demands and his sense of alienation, Tom must decide where his future lies — and with whom.
This is a perceptive and insightful novel, and readers will not be disappointed.
"I found this a thought-provoking, intensely moving and poignant story and I appreciated the quality of the author’s gentle, reflective writing; it felt as though not a word was wasted. This is a book which provides lots of themes for reading groups to discuss and debate." - Linda Hepworth, Surrey
"Another excellent read I could not put it down
I am just sorry that there will not be a third book!" - Megan A. Hayes, Brighton
"Beautiful story, well told. Appealed to me as I'm researching family history, this is the type of story that birth,marriages & death certificates can't tell us, the human story behind the facts." - Jenny J. Dolan, Cumbria
Walking in Darkness: A Miscellany of Sci-fi Shorts
From the recent past, to sometime in the distant future – from the possible, to the highly improbable, Walking in Darkness is a collection of thirteen short stories with characters trying their best to overcome life’s little problems.
Meet bounty-hunter Donald MacKenzie getting more than he bargained for; resourceful young Nigel living by the book; the lithophiliac Fischer, determined at all costs to find an alien life-form; and the unfortunate Howard, whose personal memory bank has gone missing. Join these and the others as they wrestle with the cards that Fate has dealt them – for better or for worse.
Here we have what might be called 'Dacre’s Dozen' – a miscellany of previously published and unpublished short stories with their roots firmly embedded in the fertile soil of the imagination.
" A fantastic collection of Sci-Fi shorts, that is perfect when you want to have quick read. I read it on the bus ride to and from work. Loved "It won't hurt a bit", but I won't give away the storyline! Please write some more C J Dacre - Georgina Chambers, Little Gidding