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About Holly Barbo
Holly’s world is shaped by her love of family (which includes an adorable rescue kitty who has stolen her heart), the beauty of nature and an irrepressible curiosity that frequently has her turning over rocks and questioning what she finds. This sometimes sends the reader down a rabbit hole into an alternate view of the world than what they expected. Holly’s mind can be an interesting place.
In all her work, Holly weaves alternative worlds with threads from today.
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This thrilling anthology includes twenty-two stories, written by some of today's most talented authors.
Be tempted and fascinated with peeks into worlds of Ghosts, Vampires, and Fantasy, to Crime and Science Fiction.
Many of these short stories are brand new, penned just for Glimpse, and features bestselling authors Michael Anderle, (The Kurtherian Gambit series), Sarah Dalton (The Blemishedl) and Kindle Scout winner Debbie Cassidy,(Sleeping Gods Series), plus nineteen more cutting edge authors enamored with telling stories and sharing them with YOU.
Get a Glimpse... and be captivated.
Joy becomes hollow. Loss takes its toll. The last two years have increased the number of people coping with loss. For an author used to taking words and making them her own, Holly found one way; she wrote her beloved husband letters. A burden bared is a burden shared.
Murder and genocide stalk his homeland. Uprooted from his village, Sami Turan leads a sheltered existence in New York until an explosive meeting with a family member brings back to the surface all he’s lost. On a mission to right a wrong in the best way he can think of, he discovers monsters wear many masks. Trying to correct his ill-conceived actions, he inadvertently nudges out of balance the first domino of an overlooked international conflict. Will his actions help his homeland or will he end up starting the next world war? At what price? Will the monsters exposed in the process be obliterated?
Stories, Poems and Excerpts from Holly Barbo, Simone Beaudelaire, Sheenah Freitas, Jade Kerrion, J Bryden Lloyd, Jaden Whittall and Lisa Williamson.
(These stories do NOT contain explicit sexual scenes)
Quinna is a gift from a long dead ancestor. The adentures of Mari and Quinna
Beyond Time- Volume 1: A serial novel of the adventures of Mari and QuinnaThrilling serial adventures of Mari, a brilliant young archeologist and, Quinna, her cat. Quinna shares her gift of historical memories with her human friend in dreams. Armed with knowledge of historical events, Mari uncovers secrets long hidden. These three tales set in Scotland and Iceland pull you through key-holes into distant times only to re-emerge to face a menace today.
The woman in the cage begs him to kill her. He can’t.
"[feels] like an action adventure movie!"
A Dystopian Urban Fantasy. The resistance needed an opportunity. The hurricane provided the distraction they hoped for. With precious little time and a need for total secrecy, he can’t help the woman in the cage… until he learns who she is. Can they escape in the allotted time?
Desperate times have come to Emma Maya Ando’s country. A totalitarian regime with no tolerance for deviation has marginalized thousands. Neither physical exceptionality nor freedom of thought has a place. All is conformity. But Maya doesn’t conform, and time is running out on her ability to conceal her condition. Can Maya find a cure before she is swept up in a purge… or will she take her secret to the grave?
A body and a treasure reopen a centuries old feud.
Mari is asked to investigate a bog body and accompanying items. Her crew is off for the holidays when Mari is contacted by an acquaintance in the world of science to do a preliminary study. She meets with the man after agreeing to the proposal. Intrigued by the finds, she wants to know more. Out in the camper something stirs up Quinna's anger which Mari discovers when she returns to the motor home with the items in hand. What has the large cat up in arms? Someone is far more interested in the archeological treasures than they should be. Two security guards are to help keep Mari and the treasure safe. At home, she begins delving into the enigma which dropped into her lap. In her private barn, Mari works to reveal the secrets of the beautiful little bell. A winter snow storm pins both Mari and Quinna down in what should be her private sanctuary. Are they under siege? Will the treasure be lost to those seeking to steal it? Mari will need to use her wits and Quinna her teeth to keep safe as snow piles up and closes Scotland's country roads.
Summer in Scotland, and Mari is working on an archaeological dig of a Viking burial ship during Beltane, a time of the year when the veil shrouding the spirit world thins.
What could possibly go wrong?
A Beltane Gift is a contemporary story with historical elements and a wee bit of the paranormal. It won first prize in the PGP Short Story Competition in August 2015. It is also available as part of the anthologies Change of Tides and Tendrils.
This short story has planted roots in Holly’s imagination. It’s possible it will be continued in other books.
A Quick Read book is a short story available as a single small book. In both ebook and paper format, it is a perfect small gift or for escaping to another place and reality when you only have a tiny block of spare time.
Follow the story of a race of people who settled on the planet Ose.
Some - the sages - are using their wisdom and special abilities to look after the planet and its adolescent culture. But growing up isn’t easy. Before the civilization can mature, its people have a few lessons to learn…
The Unraveling was the winner of Indie Book of the Day 25 April 2014
The Lost was the winner of the Most Satisfying Ending Howey Award in 2014