The Fire Opal     

In the aftermath of her daughter’s death, Sarah has to deal with the struggle of moving on while trying to hold together the shattered pieces of her old life. It all takes an unexpected turn when Tom, a prosecutor hired by her ex-husband to replace the spot she left vacant, makes his appearance in her life.

Author Bio

Sabrina Beretta was born in 1973 on the verdant hills of the Italian Pre-Alps and raised on a diet of Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven.

She cut her teeth on translations and proof-reading of novels before making her debut as a writer of short stories.

She’s a graduated business consultant proficient in foreign languages, which she specialized in over her working years.

She and her husband share their home at the gates of Milan with two lively boys, a school of psychopathic fish and random amphibians and felines hanging about their porch.

The Fire Opal, her debut romance, is the first book of a trilogy.

Bend in the River (Author Interview)

Bend in The River, looks like a great coming of age story. Any plans for this to be part of a series? Not at the present.

What do you think makes a great story? Something relatable. In this case it's a young boy who feels different and is bullied, in 1847 Wellsville, Ohio.  

What inspired you when writing Bend in The River? I visited the River Museum in Wellsville, Ohio and was taken with the beauty of the location and history.

What are your ambitions for your writing career? Full time? Part time? I love writing. I like to think of myself, not as an author, but a storyteller. I love telling a good story. I would be happy writing full time.

When did you decide to become a writer? I never really decided to become a writer. I retired after 38 years of assembly line factory work. I wrote a story for my husband and when it was finished he prompted me to send it to a publisher, in 2010. In 2011 my first novel, "SAVING DIANA" was published and I have gone on to publish 2 - 3 novels a year since then with 16 to date.

When writing Bend in The River did anything stand out as particularly challenging? It involved some research as it was a fictional story written around a real town with historic connections.

How did you come up with the story of Bend in The River? I was so taken by the town of Wellsville, Ohio. I grew up listening to stories told by my father and grand-father. I began writing about Jack Gideon living in historic Wellsville and thought as a boy, storytelling would be the entertainment of the day. Telling a story about a drunken whaler with one leg would be something a boy Jack's age would love.

Cowboy Protector (Browning Brothers Novella Book 2)     

Colt Browning has spent most of his life putting other people's priorities first, but he's finally broken free from his controlling father and the family ranch in Wyoming. He's focused on building a new life and career in Texas, and he's determined to succeed.

A relationship is the last thing on his mind, but when the quiet and introverted Eva moves into his apartment building, there's something intriguing about her. But Eva's hiding a secret past that could throw them both into danger.

With a little help from his brothers, Cash sets out to help Eva break free from the chains of her past. But can he do it without jeopardizing the career opportunities he's worked so hard for?

The Un-Life of William Moore

Friendship can be hard when you live forever.
When college student Kaylah Rhodes experiences unexplained blood and memory loss, she suspects that she’s the unwitting victim of a vampire. Meeting William Moore was not what she expected. He’s awkward, shy, and normal. He offers to tell her the story of his un-life if she lets him drink her blood. But when people start turning up injured or murdered when he doesn't have an albi, he begins to seem less and less trustworthy to Kaylah. Is Billy really a gentle soul, or is he secretly a monster?

Jear Inhale In Hell: The real reason people breathe     

Jear the book is a growing global sensation about life as we know it! A fictional novel based on startling facts, it tells the story of Jear, a public defender that falls in love with a woman only to discover her warmth, touch and embrace leads him to a new realm. Jear lives his life, day to day before he slowly begins to notice that the symbol of being alive is a confirmation that he is in hell. As the days go on, Jear stumbles upon signs that he is living in his new reality, a place of misery, agony and regret. As the months continue, Jear sinks deeper and deeper into sorrow. As he struggles to understand, he embarks on a painful journey to seek answers which lead him to shocking secrets of St Peter’s Basilica and a massive deception to the world by the Papacy. As the layers of ambiguity are circumspectly peeled back and the truth about life is unveiled, Jear later realizes that what he hears is more important than what he sees. “Life and death is in the power of the tongue." jEAR

Existential: A Sci-Fi Horror Thriller     

The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. A book so scary that it requires a warning label, and a global phenomenon that is on track to sell over 1 million copies. 

Looking for a blockbuster thriller that combines explosive sci-fi action with intense horror that will have you gripping the page with fear? Then look no further and standby for a roller coaster ride of terror. 

It was supposed to be just another mission… 

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind—a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past. 

While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, Once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world’s greatest soldiers will encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake. 

No Backup.

No Escape.

No Hope.

Pick up your copy of Existential and embark on an epic journey that will leave your heart pounding with every page. The perfect combination of science fiction, explosive action, and intense horror, Existential is a can’t-miss novel! 

Terrifying, visceral, and deeply moving, Existential is a novel that will haunt you forever.

Warning: This book contains intense scenes of violence and horror. It isn't for the faint of heart. Reader discretion is advised.

The Devil's Damsel: A Detective Jack Ravelle Mystery

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A Physician’s Confession

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Can the physician heal himself?
His birthday is slipping past. On this grey day, a lonely man faces the mirror. In his stare he knows. Yes, knows he will die by his own hand. A husband. A father. A physician, too. He is distant. Disturbed. Depressed. Fractured. The soft smile and gentle voice conceal a calloused soul. A liar. A thief. A killer. He journals in the mornings, pouring out memories and failures. And plans for the end of his days. In his writing is there redemption? Relief? Or does he walk into the winter woods?


A young ranger accepts an offer to join a band of eight adventurers, currently on a mission to hunt down evil relics stolen from a Paladin orders stronghold.

As the fellowship of greedy, secretive, quick to anger, overly violent, hormonally driven adventure seekers, proceed on their quest, their efforts are repeatedly hampered by obstacles that seem totally random.

After a pack of huge hairless wolf like creatures attack the town the group is staying in, they have to consider the possibility that someone or something might be behind all the evil that they have been facing.

As deep winter approaches and through encounters with bandits, slavers and foul beasts, the band also has to contend with the knowledge that one of their number might have become tainted by the very evil that they are now hunting.

Artak and The Forgotten Mark     

A story that will take you on a quest with Artak who, having travelled the world in pursuit of mastering his fighting skills, returns a fearless warrior. Little does he know that fate will soon give him the chance he’s long waited for; to meet face to face with the beast that left him an orphan.

When he was merely 14, he watched his parents die along with his entire village. In fear, the boy barely escapes the fiery scene only at his father’s command. This engraved in his heart such a shock that he vowed to avenge them one day. Collapsing at the gates of Wimbra a few days later, he is taken in by Martuk, the village leader. Accepting him in as his own child, he teaches the young boy everything he knows in the art of sword combat, but given his natural abilities and determination, in a short time he surpasses the skills of his teacher. When he was given his first knife, he admired and respected it, spending hours contemplating it; feeling powerful with it. It was already during these young years, being the restless child that he was, and not adhering to rules, much less curfews, that he began to disappear for days without anybody knowing where he’d been.

Keywords: Dragons, Romance, Friendship, Love, Brotherhood, Heroism, Fantasy, Adventure