Armistice Plot: Publishers Weekly Magazine:

Armistice Plot will be in the Publishers Weekly August 27 magazine with the IBPA display.

The novel Armistice Plot begins at an archaeological site at Carchemish in 1914 as Edward Ware’s father and Leonard Woolley close down their dig in the face of war. As Edward peers into the tent at midnight he sees a dark-robed intruder brushing past the figurine of an ancient Hittite king that he and T.E.Lawrence excavated at Carchemish this summer in 1914.

Is this a spy sent by the Germans to steal the maps Lawrence is sketching for the British military? Edward first encounters the vamp who will haunt the rest of his life prowling among the finds, looking for the military maps that his fellow archaeologist T. E.Lawrence is drawing for the British government.

All during the ensuing Great War Edward must fight to keep the maps secret. Finally during the Battle of Damascus Edward and Lawrence defeat the Turks and make them sue for peace. They will sign the Armistice ending the war. But the vamp, though imprisoned in Damascus, escapes. Edward must chase her down.

There are hints that she is fleeing to join with the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, who is beginning a new movement in Munich. Signs of a new war appear on the horizon though the first has just come to an end with an Armistice that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

This is an historical thriller about Edward’s contest to the death first with the German Kaiser and then with Hitler himself. It will determine the woman he will marry and the woman he will not. It will drive him to the brink of madness in a century gone insane.

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Reviews For Old Faithful Plot on Goodreads:

Interesting reviews for Old Faithful Plot on Goodreads. Check them out today.

Marissa on Goodreads: It is a series of road trips that gives us a sense of history of each little town that is visited. Small town America is seen through the eyes of a British couple as the world around them is changing due to war. This is a journey that most do not take these days as we yearn for foreign adventures.

Anita on Goodreads: Sometimes I can pick up a book in the middle of a series and not feel I have missed anything.

This book was not like that for me.

I knew when I started to read this book that I would like the series and did not want to miss any of the previous books.

I have set this book aside to track down the first book and begin at the beginning.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

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Unlocking Trinity: New Cover Ready

Daniel Teran has just finished the book cover for Unlocking Trinity by Dora Benley. Cheops Books LLC wants to share it with you here.

The Ware’s little girl has been kidnapped by Hitler and forced to live with him at the Berghof. But when Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin Bunker on April 30, 1945, what happens to the child who has been indoctrinated as a Nazi, who has forgotten that English is her native language?

Her biological father, General Lord Edward Ware, must defy Eisenhower’s order to leave Berlin to the Russians. He must get to her before Stalin’s henchwoman does. It becomes a race to Trinity in the wilds of New Mexico in the birth trauma of the Cold War.

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 New Current Promotion: Armistice Plot:
The new current promotion page on the website is now featuring Armistice Plot by Dora Benley, a volume in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series. The historical thriller about World War 1 is to be published on October 1, the day of the Battle of Damascus one hundred years before where the Turks agreed to the Armistice ending the war.
The novel Armistice Plot begins at an archaeological site at Carchemish in 1914 as Edward Ware’s father and Leonard Woolley close down their dig in the face of war. As Edward peers into the tent at midnight he sees a dark-robed intruder brushing past the figurine of an ancient Hittite king that he and T.E.Lawrence excavated at Carchemish this summer in 1914.Is this a spy sent by the Germans to steal the maps Lawrence is sketching for the British military? Edward first encounters the vamp who will haunt the rest of his life prowling among the finds, looking for the military maps that his fellow archaeologist T. E.Lawrence is drawing for the British government.

All during the ensuing Great War Edward must fight to keep the maps secret. Finally during the Battle of Damascus Edward and Lawrence defeat the Turks and make them sue for peace. They will sign the Armistice ending the war. But the vamp, though imprisoned in Damascus, escapes. Edward must chase her down.

There are hints that she is fleeing to join with the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, who is beginning a new movement in Munich. Signs of a new war appear on the horizon though the first has just come to an end with an Armistice that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

This is an historical thriller about Edward’s contest to the death first with the German Kaiser and then with Hitler himself. It will determine the woman he will marry and the woman he will not. It will drive him to the brink of madness in a century gone insane.

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New Cover For Unlocking Trinity: The Sketch:

Daniel Teran has produced a sketch for the exciting new cover for Unlocking Trinity, a concluding novel of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series. Helga von Wessel, the femme fatale and villainess of the series, is riding an atomic bomb to her doom —- or at least so Edward Ware hopes.

The Ware’s little girl has been kidnapped by Hitler and forced to live with him at the Berghof. But when Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin Bunker on April 30, 1945, what happens to the child who has been indoctrinated as a Nazi, who has forgotten that English is her native language?

Her biological father, General Lord Edward Ware, must defy Eisenhower’s order to leave Berlin to the Russians. He must get to her before Stalin’s henchwoman does. It becomes a race to Trinity in the wilds of New Mexico in the birth trauma of the Cold War.

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Note On The RITA Awards:

I watched the RITA awards ceremony. It makes you wonder if the RWA is a writers’ organization or has turned into a left wing political action group supporting affirmative action, gay rights, and who knows what else under the banner catch word of “inclusion”. I find it highly offensive to have speakers accusing those “53% of you who are white” of all sorts of hate crimes, etc and urging us to “in November vote these hateful racist traitors out”!!!!

Talk about “inclusion”, this is highly divisive political behavior that will fragment your membership not into racial and ethnic groups but into political groups. Is this really what you want or intend? I would think twice before inviting speakers like this to address your RITA awards again. Stick to the publishing industry and the genre itself. Especially don’t invite speakers who aren’t educated enough or refined enough or tasteful enough to use better words than “fuck” to address the audience.

Near the end of the awards a winner addressed the audience and said RWA had a problem that not one RITA award winner was black. Is RWA an affirmative action group? If blacks win, fine. If they don’t win fine. If Chinese women win, fine. If they don’t fine. If Mexican Americans win, fine. If they don’t fine.

Why single out blacks? Why do you act as if they are inferior somehow to all other ethnic groups so they need all sorts of special support? If I were black I would find this sort of thinking offensive myself. And I am a white writer who has actually written about black people and Mexican Americans myself. They have starred in my novels.

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Reviews For Hitler’s Chief Spy On Goodreads:

Hitler’s Chief Spy by Dora Benley has recently been published by Cheops Books LLC. Several reviews have appeared on Goodreads:

Tobyann Aparisi listed this following review on Goodreads: I won this book for an honest review on Goodreads. This is a very entertaining well thought out thought-provoking read! A period story that has a bit of truth to it. The characters are very well done and the backdrop to the story is well defined. The story itself is very engaging and page-turning, can’t wait to see what happens next type of flow. I highly recommend this story to anyone that likes a historical type of reading with very interesting and fresh characters.

Holly Lutmer has also added this review on Goodreads. “I enjoyed this book, it was eventful and interesting! Parts of the book were a bit confusing and a tad unrealistic, but it’s a novel right? The only problem was that some of the characters did not translate onto my kindle which also could have contributed to the confusing part. Overall I think it was a pretty good book.”

Lori added the review on Goodreads: “I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway. The characters were well developed.”

Mary also wrote on Goodreads: “Great storyline and read.”

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Dora And Edward Visit Reykjavik and Corner Brook:

In Murder at Hamlet’s Castle Dora and Edward have a wild time in store arriving in Denmark, Iceland, and northern Canada in Corner Brook. It is near the Bay of Newfoundland first charted by Captain Cook.

After narrowly escaping the von Wessels in Murder at Hamlet’s Castle, Hitler’s chief spies, in Santa Fe while on leave from Mid East Quarters in Cairo, Edward and Dora don’t know where to go next and where to hide the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. They have just been watching a production of Hamlet when they get a note from Winston Churchill. He says that he and Clemmie got locked in the dungeon of Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingor, Denmark. It was where the Danish army used to be billeted in the Middle Ages. Churchill and Clemmie had to raise Hamlet’s ghost screaming to be let out.

It just occurred to Winston it would be a perfect location to hide the much sought after military maps. No one would ever suspect they were there — and if they did they would never be able to escape with their lives let alone the prize that Hitler has been seeking for years. But after a huge chase scene to get away from states they meet unexpected obstacles in the castle in 1934. The mistress who keeps the place up turns out to be the perfect Nazi spy in cahoots with Hitler and the von Wessels. Once again Dora and Edward need to escape.

But this time they meet an unexpected ally in the famous Dane himself, Shakespeare’s most famous character. They uncover Hamlet’s secret notebooks that tell them just what they need to know. Others were cornered in this castle long ago. Hamlet tells them how he escaped in a tale that upsets all previous notions of the man, his character, and his fate in Murder at Hamlet’s Castle.

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Cheops Books LLC has just received a new review for Hitler’s Chief Spy on Amazon. Eric Ridenour left the following statement:

Talk about a captivating read! Right out the gate, Hitler’s Chief Spy gets into the action with a woman attempting to leave the country over a spy love affair, which immediately turns into a kidnapping! So many books you have to get 100 pages in before getting to the action, not so with this one. In fact, this novel is so action-packed, it is almost overwhelming with the volume of information to take in in the first 10% of the book. At first, I was a bit annoyed and confused, as a speed reader, I can take in a book in an afternoon if I choose, not so with this one. Like a hot cup of coffee, Dora Benley makes you slowly sip the information until it cools down. By the time things cool down, you are deep into the story and can’t put it down. Think the classy tuxedo spy of James Bond, but in World War 2 Germany, with a mix of Indiana Jones-style adventure with tales of lies, kidnapping and deceit, forged maps and a race to the final point. Very historically accurate, I was genuinely impressed, it is hard to put down.

The villainess, Helga von Wessel, Hitler’s chief spy, struts boldly from page to page of this thriller with Europe at her back and all sorts of ambitious notions in her head during the lead up to WW2. As far as she is concerned it isn’t Hitler’s Reich. It is Helga’s Reich. She will wrap the hero, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, Churchill’s spy, around her little finger to prove it. Nor does it matter what Edward’s American wife, Dora, says. Hitler’s Chief Spy is the fifth volume of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series.

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Helga Von Wessel Book Covers:

Helga von Wessel likes to appear on book covers for Cheops Books LLC. So far you can find her on three book covers: Captive at the Berghof: Part 1, Hitler’s Chief Spy, and Unlocking Trinity.

Hitler has found out about Colonel Sir Edward Ware’s secret undercover activities for Winston Churchill, and he’s playing hardball. He kidnaps Thomasina, Edward’s daughter, and won’t give the child back unless Edward and his wife, Dora, hand over the key to world domination – the Lawrence maps. They’d better do something fast before Thomasina truly becomes Hitler’s daughter.

The villainess, Helga von Wessel, Hitler’s chief spy, struts boldly from page to page of this thriller with Europe at her back and all sorts of ambitious notions in her head during the lead up to WW2. As far as she is concerned it isn’t Hitler’s Reich. It is Helga’s Reich. She will wrap the hero, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, Churchill’s spy, around her little finger to prove it. Nor does it matter what Edward’s American wife, Dora, says. Hitler’s Chief Spy is the fifth volume of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series.

The Ware’s little girl has been kidnapped by Hitler and forced to live with him at the Berghof. But when Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin Bunker on April 30, 1945, what happens to the child who has been indoctrinated as a Nazi, who has forgotten that English is her native language?

Her biological father, General Lord Edward Ware, must defy Eisenhower’s order to leave Berlin to the Russians. He must get to her before Stalin’s henchwoman does. It becomes a race to Trinity in the wilds of New Mexico in the birth trauma of the Cold War.

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