Dora Benley Writes About Volcanoes:

Volcanoes are the subject of the upcoming Dora Benley thriller Vesuvius Plot. They were also the subject of a young adult thriller entitled Mystery Volcano, also by Dora Benley.

In Mystery Volcano Sylvia heads to Mount Saint Helens Lake for the summer where her parents have bought a new resort. Once she arrives she is plunged into a tangled web of events that involve assault and murder.

Why does somebody follow Sylvia wherever she goes? Why do they ransack her cabin as if they are looking for something? Sylvia had better figure it all out soon. Or she could be dead next — as dead as the victims of the volcano when Mount Saint Helens blew its lid in this young adult thriller novel by Linda Cargill.

Who was Pliny the Elder? He is the hero of Vesuvius Plot.

Pliny the Elder, or Gaius Plinius Secundus, was an ancient Roman scientist, essayist, and thinker, probably the greatest mind of the first century AD. He had an office right next door to what later became the Porta Nigra in Trier.

What was he doing there, hundreds of miles away from his home in Rome? Trier was the oldest Roman city in Germany. He had been appointed Governor of the Province of Germany probably by the Emperor Vespasian and his son, the Emperor Titus. No doubt he studied the birds there as well as the flora and fauna since he was the first to write an encyclopedia called the Natural History, which was influential for centuries.

He was carrying on business as usual here early in the summer of 79AD before packing his bags and returning home for a summer at the seaside south of Rome at one of his villas near the Vesuvius Volcano which unknown to any mortal that summer was about to erupt.

According to legend that is how Pliny died. He was leading an expedition to save those too near the volcano when the volcano sent a rain of ash down upon him. Italian archaeologist now think they may have discovered his remains in a ship in the Bay of Naples near the volcano. See article on the website.

But the novel offers a different explanation for his mysterious disappearance. He was being pursued by German warriors for writing a derisive work about their peoples and culture called the Germania.
But did he escape or not? Vesuvius Plot may present surprising answers. It is the latest book in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series.

Eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD by Turner

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Mysterious Neighbor by Dora Benley, a young adult thriller, is to be published on Wednesday. Pre-order it today.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Not The Winning Sketch For Mysterious Neighbor:

I include the sketch as a first draft of the cover for Mysterious Neighbor. It is not the final cover, but you can see ideas being kicked about.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Curse of the Pharaoh #4 Ancient Civilizations On Kindle:

Curse of the Pharaoh by Dora Benley, a young adult thriller, ranks #4 in Ancient Civilizations on Amazon Kindle. Get it before it’s gone.

Lenore Rawlings has always been a loner in the new YA novel Curse of the Pharaoh. She has a pet cat, a dog, and even as snake which is appropriate considering that she has recently moved to Arizona.

Today she must drive her boyfriend and a teacher who is also an archaeologist to the new museum in town. The newest pharaoh from Egypt, his queen, and the court are on display, on loan from Egypt.

But little does Lenore realize that waiting for her at the museum is a boy named Seti, whom she can’t even see because he is invisible. The ghost lingers by the museum exhibit waiting for his lost love with long red hair and green eyes, the very image of Lenore.

When he sees Lenore he thinks she is the reincarnation of his lover from thousands of years before and turns out the lights. Lenore feels a hand on her shoulder.

She has better figure out what to do fast or she might well end up kidnapped by a wraith from ancient times.

If you liked Curse of the Pharaoh, you will like other young adult thrillers and supernatural novels by Dora Benley including Curse of Egypt, Doom of Egypt, Book of the Dead, Julia: A Romance, and Livia: A Novel.

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Curse Of The Pharaoh On Promotion For Five Days:

Today Curse Of The Pharaoh starts on a five-day promotion on Amazon. Download it for free on Amazon Kindle. But hurry! An offer this good won’t be repeated this year.

Lenore Rawlings has always been a loner in the new YA novel Curse of the Pharaoh. She has a pet cat, a dog, and even as snake which is appropriate considering that she has recently moved to Arizona.

Today she must drive her boyfriend and a teacher who is also an archaeologist to the new museum in town. The newest pharaoh from Egypt, his queen, and the court are on display, on loan from Egypt.

But little does Lenore realize that waiting for her at the museum is a boy named Seti, whom she can’t even see because he is invisible. The ghost lingers by the museum exhibit waiting for his lost love with long red hair and green eyes, the very image of Lenore.

When he sees Lenore he thinks she is the reincarnation of his lover from thousands of years before and turns out the lights. Lenore feels a hand on her shoulder.
She has better figure out what to do fast or she might well end up kidnapped by a wraith from ancient times.

If you liked Curse of the Pharaoh, you will like other young adult thrillers and supernatural novels by Dora Benley including Curse of Egypt, Doom of Egypt, Book of the Dead, Julia: A Romance, and Livia: A Novel.

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Curse of Egypt #8 and #2 in Ancient Civilizations:

Curse of Egypt by Dora Benley, which began the week #2 in ancient civilizations is now #8 in ancient civilizations on Amazon Kindle. Get your free copy before the young adult thriller is gone.

Sondra returns from a day out with her Dad in Charlottesville, Virginia where she lives with her mother and grandmother. Her dad asks her as always if she wants to come and live with him in Tucson. She says as usual that her mother and grandmother depend on her. They discuss why her parents got divorced. Her father confesses as usual that he doesn’t know. Her mother just left one day without explanation and took Sondra with her.

Sondra rushes into the house to plant a bare root rose. Her mother and grandmother depend on her to do the yardwork, too. But while she is digging in the backyard she comes upon a strange golden object. Her next door neighbor, Stew Hoolihan, says it looks like a museum piece and they ought to call the police.

Immediately when she goes inside her mother says that she has called her father and agreed that Sondra should indeed live with him in Tucson. Sondra cannot figure out why. Does it have to do with the golden object found in the backyard? What do her mother and grandmother know about it? What are they concealing from her? Sondra had better find out. It soon becomes a matter of life and death. Ancient civilizations from long before she was born are helping to determine her fate.

If you liked Curse of Egypt you will enjoy other novels by Dora Benley such as Cleopatra’s Stone, Caesar and Cleopatra: A Novel, Medea: the Witch, Minotaur, and Helen of Troy.

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Latin Lessons: New Novel by Dora Benley

Vincentia had just returned from a summer at Bryn Mawr College where she was studying Latin to keep up with her boyfriend, Lyle, the class valedictorian. But when she lands herself at the train station the night she arrives home again Lyle isn’t there as promised to pick her up. He sends her messages on her cell phone about how she should mind the ablative case. It will do her in every time if she doesn’t watch it when she is translating Cicero. But at the same time he keeps telling her he is being mobbed by his father’s legal clients. They are massing on his office in downtown Tucson with complaints and dark looks. Lyle’s father is bogged down in court. Lyle cannot reach him. And somehow Vincentia can’t reach her boyfriend as the shadows deepen at the train station and everyone else leaves. She is left all alone waiting for Lyle. And when she finally sees his car and runs for it, it starts up. And it isn’t Lyle at all. It is some strange boy driving his car taking her somewhere other than home.
Latin Lessons is brought to you by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. If you liked this young adult thriller by Dora Benley you will also like Dark 3 and Mary’s Gone. Look for new thrillers by Dora Benley coming soon.

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Mary’s Gone: Free Promotion
The free promotion for Mary’s Gone starts tomorrow on amazon.com just in time for Easter weekend. You can download the young adult thriller novel fresh off the press by Cheops Books LLC author Dora Benley on amazon kindle. The promotion lasts through next Wednesday, April 19. But don’t wait! This offer won’t be repeated this year. This novel is the next addition to Edward Ware Thrillers YA.
Creepy St. Simons Island is the setting with the live oaks with drooping moss and big roots that jut up out of the ground and look three hundred years old. Mosquitoes the size of your fist buzz near your leg and vampire-like drive you back into your car. Alligators with yellow eyes spy you from the nearest swamp, and this is the land of swamps. You won’t be able to find your way around the black water with reeds growing out of it any time soon in Mary’s Gone.
Judy has the creeps. Nothing like this brutal stabbing and strangling has ever happened on St. Simons, a peaceful island off the coast of southeast Georgia. She’s seen such things only on TV. But here it is, staring straight back at her from her iPad!
There’s been an attack on a teenage girl her own age at Dunbar Creek, near Ebo Landing in the swamps. It’s a site often visited by ghost tours because of its ghoulish history. Legend has it that a girl from plantation days often appears with a lantern in hand searching for her lost love.
Whether there’s a ghost or not, Judy has no idea. All she knows is that she’d better figure out what’s really going on. The voice that calls her on her cell phone, the one claiming to be the girl from long ago named Margaret the Wanderer, promises that Judy will be her very next victim.
Mary’s Gone is a young adult thriller published by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. Stories out of the past. It is one of several novels set on St Simons Island. If you enjoyed this book, you might also like Dark 3 also by Dora Benley.

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Mary’s Gone:

Cheops Books LLC will soon be publishing a new young adult thriller by Dora Benley called Mary’s Gone. The 55,000 word horror novel about Ebo Landing and all the terrors associated with the haunted locale on St Simons Island will premier on Amazon Kindle only in a special edition.

Judy has the creeps. Nothing like this brutal stabbing and strangling has ever happened on St. Simons, a peaceful island off the coast of southeast Georgia. She’s seen such things only on TV. But here it is, staring straight back at her from her iPad!

There’s been an attack on a teenage girl her own age at Dunbar Creek, near Ebo Landing. It’s a site often visited by ghost tours because of its ghoulish history. Legend has it that a girl from plantation days often appears with a lantern in hand searching for her lost love.

Whether there’s a ghost or not, Judy has no idea. All she knows is that she’d better figure out what’s really going on. The voice that calls her on her cell phone, the one claiming to be the girl from long ago named Margaret the Wanderer, promises that Judy will be her very next victim.

Mary’s Gone is a young adult thriller published by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. Stories out of the past. It is one of several novels set on St Simons Island. If you enjoyed this book, you might also like Dark 3.

Dora Benley is the heroine of the Edward Ware Thriller Series as well as the author of her own books. Her first published book is Dark 3, which is the last book in the series. She is the daughter of a Pittsburgh Robber Baron and has had noteworthy experiences in war and peace in Europe and America. She lives on both continents.

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Starting Thursday, February 16 until February 23 Gypsy will be offered as a Kindle Countdown Special for only $.99. But hurry! This young adult thriller will not be offered on special again this year. Gypsy continues the Cheops Books LLC Special Promotions of novels about the greater Yellowstone ecosystem as a lead up to publication of the Old Faithful Plot later this year.
Lila moves to northern Montana with her parents. Her father is a crime novelist. But the story she finds in the newspaper on the doorstep sounds far more wild than any of his tales. Apparently a young man and woman, both Gypsies, boarded a train recently and played cards with a group of teenage boys and girls. The boys and girls were never the same again. All seem to be staring out the window watching for something. One mother apparently went outside in the snow to see what her daughter was staring at. She found a peculiar footprint or paw print, it was hard to tell which. It looked partly human but also like a grizzly, too. The mother hired a trapper. Neither could figure it out.
Lila can hardly believe it until she looks down at the snow herself. She sees the same phenomenal print. Is somebody after her? The whole town? What is going on here? She had better figure it out before she ends up in a murder thriller herself.

Gypsy is brought to you by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books LLC. If you liked Gypsy, you will enjoy other young adult thrillers by Linda Cargill such as Dream, Candle, Bienville, Desert, and Ancestress.

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