Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - Complete Series!

For the first time ever!

The Complete Series of 5 Wendy Darlin books
individually priced at $2.99 each or $14.95 for the set


Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. Then she met Roger Jolley, world famous archaeologist, Johnny Depp look-alike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiquities. She’s been told her life is like the movie Romancing the Stone but at times she feels more like Indiana Jones in boobs.

Real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires, Wendy Darlin, clashes with “SEC Investigator” and world famous archaeologist, Roger Jolley. He follows her out to sea on a mega-yacht owned by Charlie Hook, a Ponzi swindler on the run from federal agents and angry investors. Despite her fear of water, she finds herself a tomb raider on the Caribbean one step ahead of modern day pirates. Will she find the Lost Boys? Will she escape Hook’s clutches? And whom will she find on Nevis Island? Oh… and is Roger a good kisser?


When we last saw Wendy Darling and Roger Jolley in WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS, they were hot on the trail of Egyptian icons stolen from the British Museum. Wendy is now in a frantic race against time and a murderer as she searches for the last Lost Boy hidden somewhere in London while a killer heat wave invades the city. Wendy is held captive over a fish ‘n’ chips shop while Roger’s life is threatened. Can Wendy escape her captors, rescue Roger, and find the missing Lost Boy before the murderer strikes again?

CAIRO CAPER   ~  Book 3
Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley, in a quest for Cleopatra’s tomb. All they have to do is get from Cairo to the Temple of Taporisi Magna alive. Armed only with a couple of hijacked ashtrays and faced with a trek across the blazing Sahara desert can Wendy out-maneuver Russian oligarchs, a dozen Dark Force mercenaries, and Roger’s chubby ex-girlfriend in time to find the tomb and seal it before chaos erupts in Egypt?

The legendary mastermind criminal and mummy thief, Kyzer Saucy, strikes again. Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley as they struggle to save a rare Miami mummy from the clutches of this evil genius. Can Saucy be stopped before he kills again? Meanwhile can Wendy keep her promise to Alfred Hiccup as he attempts to transmigrate from the afterlife? Or has Wendy finally made one promise too many? This book is an homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock, who is probably turning over in his grave.


You are cordially invited to the destination wedding of Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider and Doctor Roger Jolley, world-renowned archaeologist to be held at the Van Helsing Resort and Spa in Loutish, Vulgaria. In lieu of wedding gifts please bring whole garlic buds. The ceremony will begin once the forty bloodless monks are contained in Carfax Abbey.

Author Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched - shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”

Books by Barbara Silkstone:

Wendy and the Lost Boys
London Broil
Cairo Caper
Miami Mummies
Vulgarian Vamp
Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Box Set (Books 1-3)
Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Complete series (Books 1-5)

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters
Zo White and the Seven Morphs
Cold Case Morphs
Criminally Funny Fables Boxed Set
Romantic Suspense Fairy Tales Boxed Set

British Bad Boys Boxed Set – (Spring 2015)

Mister Darcy series comedic mysteries
Mister Darcy’s Dogs
Mister Darcy’s Christmas
Mister Darcy’s Secret
Mister Darcy and the Templars (Spring 2015)
Pansy Cottage
The Adventures of a Love Investigator – True Fiction

Vulgarian Vamp nominated for Best Humor!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kobo by Barbara Silkstone

        I am just now experiencing the global reach of Kobo. 

                                             I love it!

Check out my page - 12 books with more to come!

Click here: Kobo

These are the things a writer dreams of... finding fans around the globe. 

Laughter truly is the best medicine. Keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Awesome Romance Novels: Mister Darcy's Secret by @BarbSilkstone #GreatBook...

Awesome Romance Novels: Mister Darcy's Secret by @BarbSilkstone #GreatBook...: ~ Available for Pre-Order ~ Based on the enduring characters created by Jane Austen, MISTER DARCY’S SECRET is a contemporary spin on a...


Readers will never again think of Russian wolfhounds and peanut butter without laughing. 


Sunday, December 28, 2014



New Release!

The third book in the light comedy series 
       is now available for pre-sales

Follow the adventures of the mysterious Mister Darcy, a London-based billionaire and his two lovable basset hounds, Derby and Squire. 



Based on the enduring characters created by Jane Austen, this is a contemporary spin on a classic tale of love denied, and love discovered.

The mysterious Mister Darcy enlists the aid of dog psychologist Lizzie Bennet in his secret quest. Lizzie soon finds herself deep in his battle where familiar villains join forces to stop Darcy at all costs.

Darcy’s true feelings for Lizzie bubble to the surface but can she reciprocate? And what about that peanut butter kiss?

Saturday, December 13, 2014



Three ebook copies given away to randomly chosen readers who comment below.

A light romantic comedy based on the Jane Austen classic.
This is the first book in a five book series. If you enjoy British humor, love dogs, or just enjoy a good chuckle this is the book for you. 

My adorable cat will pick the winners names from her treat dish on December 20th. 
This would make a great little stocking stuffer.

Friday, December 5, 2014

FairyTale Therapy

Alice in Wonderland and other fantasy escapes

                                                           Listen to sample here:

Fairy Tale Therapy
When life tips your tiara it can hurt like the worst toothache. All princesses endure this at one time or another. Sometimes the only relief from the pain of a tipped tiara is to re-write a fairy tale and mock all the bullies who tried to knock your crown off your head. I found riffing fairy tales to be quite therapeutic.

Therapy 101: Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland is insatiably curious and eager for adventure. Following a white rabbit down a hole she finds a world that skates on the thin edge of logic.

My Contemporary Alice
Miami real estate broker, Alice Harte, follows the WRONG white rabbit and tumbles into a world populated by mobsters and their nonsense lawyers. The original Alice nibbled on mushrooms and EAT ME cookies to grow in size and strength. Alice Harte relies on Xanax when she stumbles across a beheaded mob boss. Will she keep her own head? And what about love? After all, this is romantic suspense.

How The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters came to be
Caught up in a relationship with a British man I met on the Internet in a holiday house exchange, I was jabberwockied to discover he was a professional conman. Like the original Alice, I tired to make sense out of his nonsense. But he confused my logical mind with his caterpillar smoke and mirrors. I had become Alice in Wonderland, and the only way out was through the portal I created by writing my own version of Alice. I became a twister of fairy tales. It’s great fun to use snarky wit to secure the tiaras of not only Alice, but Wendy Darlin, and Zo White.

Comparing Alices
Both Alices are curious creatures but whereas the original Alice wanted only to escape the world of grownups with her tiara intact; contemporary Alice wants to live in England with a loving partner, and stroll the sheep-lined country lanes.  She’d also like to escape her mobster employer. Unfortunately, Alice Harte is tossed down a dark rabbit hole with murder, mystery, thugs, fish-flingers, and a touch of romance. The usual suspects: the March Hare, Red Queen, and the Tweedles appear in the book, but with a Chandler-esque twist.

The Courtroom – real life
I found myself in a courtroom not unlike Alice’s encounter with the King, Queen, dormouse, lizard, and playing cards. It was easy to convert a pack of lawyers into a deck of playing cards. I fastened my tiara, rolled up my sleeves, and jumped in. I hoped that at the end of my godawful experience I would have one heck of a fairy tale to share.

 In Wonderland, Alice is called as a witness. She accidentally knocks over the jury box with the animals inside. The King orders her to place the animals back into their seats before the trial continues.
In my real life courtroom, a portly, pompous lawyer berated me, then without turning, he backed into this seat. He missed the chair and tumbled to the floor knocking over a few stray barristers. When he fell on his bum with an earth- shattering thud, I knew my fairy tale was calling to me. This would make a perfect book.
As I grew in size to the point where the beheading judge was fast falling to pieces, I recalled the part in Wonderland where the Queen orders Alice to be gone, citing Rule 42 "All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.” Alice argues against their silly rule and refuses to leave. The Queen shouts her familiar "Off with her head!" but Alice is unafraid, calling them “just a pack of cards.” The cards and characters swarm over her as she beats them off.
This final scene was enough to launch my career as a twister of fairy tales.
If your tiara is painfully tipping or your chip has fallen from your shoulder, take one fairy tale and call me in the morning.
The End