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What if the voice in your head was you in a past life?

Kaetlyn O'Sullivan is having a recurring dream about a place she's never been. She hears the echo of strange voices in her head. She sees flashes of circumstances she's never experienced. With the help of a psychologist, she soon discovers it is not a dream, but her past life calling out to her. As she goes deeper down the rabbit hole, her past life recollections casts her into a pivotal role to help open up a strange object found off the coast of Ireland, and to reveal its secrets to the world. Kaetlyn soon finds herself caught in a storm. She holds the key to unlocking a secret that can change the world, but not everyone sees it that way. 

The Other is a sci-fi and geopolitical thriller, and the 2nd book in the Out-Step Series

“This book was incredible.” - Elaine M.

"An instant page turner..." - Marina Osipova, author  of The Cruel Romance

"Réal Laplaine has written a true masterpiece that is hard to put aside, even when you HAVE to sleep." - Johnny A.

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The first two novels in the Out-Step Series for one price ... $5.49. 

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Deception People, the first in the Out-Step Series, followed by The Other

The Out-Step Series are tied together by their thematic thread, taking the reader beyond the bounds of mediocrity - testing the edges of accepted normality. 



Is leadership a matter of personality? Are we born with the ability? Or is it a matter of learning how to do it?Why do nations, businesses and groups choose the wrong people to lead them, and is there a way to measure and predict the quality of leadership?How valuable would it be to the success of our lives if we could better understand the subject and know the markers of good, bad and indifferent leadership?This book is for everyone - because everyone is affected by the quality of leadership in our world.   


"A helpful guide to doing the right things to be successful..."

"I enjoy reading the work of other authors also writing about personal development and leadership. This was an easy read delving into some key aspects of leadership... Gave me good points to consider."

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  Tanner McNeal and his crew of intrepid space-jockeys have just arrived back from their 16-year long mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, only to find that Earth has changed in the wake of two cataclysmic events, and that men are a dying species, and women now rule.  Faced with the dilemma of how to restore balance to what is left of his genre, where a patriarchal society is not only shunned, but considered criminal, Tanner and his crew fight for their existence, as Lady V, the Commander and President of New America, uses her full power to rein-in the incipient revolution, calling into play her ruthless army of drones to wipe them out, as she prepares to launch her ultimate weapon, her answer to the “disease” of men, Woman EX.  All the while, a small band of resistance fighters sympathetic to the plight of men and opposed to the tyranny of V’s regime, are planning an assault of their own, one that will define who wins in the end, whether balance will be restored to an asymmetrical world, or whether Woman EX, a new breed, will become the future of humanity.    


"Chock full of great characters, lively action, and adroit narrative, Woman EX  is a novel you won’t want to put down." - Author, Ken Dickson

"A thriller that will shake your world! Without an exception, the best novel I’ve read in 30 years!" R.M.

"Laplaine has taken the possible and made it quite probable."- Yankeelin  "An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller with a clear message behind..." - Author, Victoria Ichizli-Bartels 

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Don't let the title of this book deceive you.

There are no "perfect" people when it comes to hiring.

There are just people.

"Perfection" in terms of hiring is a false paradigm. 

People are not born in a matrix.

Consequently, their true potentiality is not measured by arbitrary algorithms.

Everyone is unique, and each has potential, and the job of a hiring officer or recruiter, is to find that potential and channel it to the right job where it can be realized.

This short manual provides relevant and applicable principles for hiring.

They are gleaned from over 30 years of experience in the field, both hands-on and in management roles.

This is a manual for anyone involved in hiring.


 To most, human trafficking is something that happens elsewhere. But to eight-year-old Hann'Sha, it becomes reality when she is sold to traffickers and is forced into sexual servitude. For four years she lives in sexual slavery, until one man comes along and makes it his mission to free her, and to do so, he must not only go up against the trafficking underworld, but a corrupt law enforcement. This story is based on facts, what really happens to young girls, like Hann'Sha, and while it is fictionalized, it portrays the reality of life for countless thousands of children, young girls and women every year who are caught in this debased web. See Me Not is a story of hope and a voice for the voiceless. 


"Written in elegant prose, it is not only about the ills of humanity, but also about hope and optimism...Overall, it is a good thriller..." Alex Markman, Author

“The only book that gripped my attention in years, thank you for sharing.”  “We (my company) are too sponsoring Christel House which is a World Wide organization for orphans to get schooling and high level education so they don’t end up on the street or being trafficked. I did this inspired by your book, so thank you for that and keep up the good work of getting word around.”

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 John Ross, a 71 year-old homeless man, has been  walking the streets of his city for 31 years. His true identity is buried below years of grime, tattered  clothing and a grizzly beard - so most either call him  the Buffalo Kid, or just a bum. A broken man, but not  a hopeless one, he leaves his cardboard hut one cold  night and braves a blistering winter wind in search of  food. His stomach aches and growls. Seeing a passerby,  he approaches the man who promptly hands him $50 and  walks away. Shocked by the stranger's kindness, the  Buffalo Kid follows him and soon finds himself caught  in the web of a most bizarre undertaking, one that  will challenge the core of his humanity and test his  will to change his life; a thrill-ride that will not  only force him to face the demons he has lived with  for decades, but a past that haunts him. A story about  our humanity - reminding us that everyone deserves a 2nd  chance.  


“The Buffalo Kid,” is tremendous.” 

“It was impossible to stop reading once I picked it  up…” 

"You'll want to reread this one after finishing it.  Yes, it is that good." "I simply couldn’t put it down.  This surprising story  of a human experiment is a thrilling masterpiece  offering hope for us all!

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27 years into his voyage to Earth II, an exoplanet and hopefully, new home for mankind, Jim Tale, the captain of the Evolution, awakes from hyper-sleep. His crew is still asleep, but his companion, CASS, the most advanced Ai computer ever developed, eagerly awaits him. As they near Earth II, Jim finds himself haunted by a nightmare, the passing of his wife and soul-mate back on Earth, and eases his troubled mind in dialogue with CASS where they explore existential issues. But all doesn't go as planned. NASA and the European Space Agency missed an important factor in their blueprint for the voyage; what if Earth II, their destination, is already the property of another species, and what if ET isn't interested in having a warlike species, like humans, as neighbors? Jim Tale suddenly finds himself cast into the role of ambassador for a world that is on the brink of nuclear war, and faced with impossible decisions about what to do to accomplish his mission, one that could make the difference between the future existence of mankind, or its extinction. Jim's refusal to give up, his recalcitrant and defiant attitude, and an obsession to discover the fundamental truths about who we really are, takes him, CASS and his crew, on a space odyssey to the very edge of the Universe in search of those answers. A book written in a brutally bold and flippant narrative, one that will keep you reading to its impossible ending.

 It is a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, clearly inspired by the grand masters of the genre, Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein..."
"…this is dystopian sci-f at its best. Highly recommended.” 
"A fast-paced science-fiction novel that intertwines elements of suspense, romance, while tackling some of life's biggest questions…”
“… a fast-paced odyssey beyond the very edge of the universeand into the void in this gripping, surprising, and very thoughtful science fiction novel.”
"Well written book in the sci fi genre dealing with existentialism." 

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The Keeno Crime Thriller Novels are based on Canada's toughest crime fighter, Keeno McCole, a man, who at the age of four, was forced to stop someone from murdering his own mother; who came to learn that there were monsters in the world, and who made it his mission in life to stop them. Keeno McCole heads up the RCMP's anti-terrorism unit, and along with his childhood friend, Jake, and the other two members of the unit, Janene and Kelly, two brilliant investigative specialists, they take on the big players in the criminal arena. Although shackled by a dark childhood, make no mistake about it, Keeno McCole is lethal. He and Jake survive more bullets and wounds than humanly possible as they chase down their man in true RCMP style, sometimes taking them across borders to other lands around the globe. One thing becomes totally clear: Keeno McCole doesn't give 2nd chances. Once you're in his crosshairs, count your seconds.

 "Intrusion is a novel in the mold of James Bond ... it's an alternative to Cussler..."
"Author, Real Laplaine, without being apologetic tells a suspenseful tale with dialog as raw and true as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police characters, who attempt to thwart a plot of international proportion."  Nancy Lee Canfield, Author of A Rose for My Mother

"Well written, exciting & very hard to put down..." 

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Deception People is the 1st novel in the Out-Step Series. Troy Evans is just another guy,  a graphic designer living in Minneapolis - except for one thing: Troy can leave and return to his body at will. Following a near-death accident as a young boy, when he had his first out-of-body-experience, Troy discovered that he could do it over and over again, 

and soon honed his ability. It's his special secret, something he has told virtually no one. One day, while practicing his skill, he mistakenly trips across a secret meeting in another city, where high-level government officials are planning an attack on the USA, one that will make 9/11 look like a walk in the park, and one designed to empower their agenda and the bank accounts of their corporate backers. Troy tries to expose the plot, but to do so, he must also expose his secret. He soon finds himself locked away in a high security psychiatric ward as "delusional" and 

potentially dangerous. Troy is desperate to find a way to convince someone that he is not crazy, that the attack is imminent, and the only person listening to him is his psychiatrist. When he does escape, he becomes a wanted man, chased by the very government he is trying to save, with only days before the debacle will happen. A thrilling and suspense-filled adventure that will have you questioning the "truths" we are told and expected to believe.

 "Riveting from beginning to end, make sure you set aside a weekend once you start reading.”  Eric Richard Dallaire, author 

"The Deception People is a well written novel that is nerve-wrackingly real, and suspenseful."

"An Intelligent and Thoughtful Roller Coaster Ride with a Rare Twist..."

"Réal has again created a thriller you don't want to put down until the end."

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Mateus Cordozo is vacationing in his hometown of Afife, Portugal. He finds a quiet stretch of beach, and with a bottle of wine, some local cheese and fresh bread, and two packs of cigarettes, he wraps himself in his coat and braves the brisk wind, as he tries to makes sense of his life, now consumed by a mid-life crisis which is smothering him. His seclusion is interrupted when a rather striking woman appears and asks to sit with him. Taken by her beauty and charm, they engage in a dialogue which soon becomes the most bizarre of his life. She informs him that in a matter of hours, his world will be on the threshold of a nuclear apocalypse, and that he can play a role in preventing it. Meanwhile, across the globe, Chinese forces invade Iran to take control of their oil fields. The military escalation rapidly strikes a threshold when Iran fires a nuclear warhead at Beijing, and as the world watches on in horror, the nuclear battlelines are activated. Mateus is told by his strange guest, that he holds the key to stopping the innevitable debacle that will ensue, but he must act now, or the fate of the world is certain. Already a troubled man, Mateus finds himself caught in the maelstrom, as the reality of the global situation looms, and as his own demons fight back for relevancy.  Is it possible that the fate of the world could rest upon the actions of one man and one woman, in as much as its fate could rest at the hand of the man who presses the button? Twilight Visitor is a geopolitical and existential thriller.

 "The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist." - Book-Reviewer.com
"I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue!" - BlogCritics.org
​“… a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins.” - Novelist - David Luddington  

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Dead but Not Gone is a quintessential, outside-the-box, adventure and quasi-romance, one that questions the life and death of Hollywoods' iconic blonde, Marilyn. In this fun-filled and totally bizarre adventure, Los Angeles experiences a freakish flare, one that passes right over West Hollywood where Marilyn's crypt, visited by thousands every year, lies silent and timeless. Except on this night, it rattles and shakes, and soon, a beautiful blond emerges, wearing the very dress she was buried in. Marilyn is back, but she doesn't know why, or how, but she knows she's alive. In the story that ensues, as she begins to understand the world fifty years after her death, she also starts to remember her life, and what really happened to her on that fateful night of her "death". With the help of her new-found friends, Marilyn sets out on a mission to expose the truth about who murdered her, and why, and soon finds herself facing 

new enemies, and new threats to her life, and of course, new romance. Dead but not Gone offers us a chance to experience the beauty and glamor of the iconic Marilyn, a chance to live her life again and to see it in another vein, and for those who never bought the "suicide" story, as if one of the most successful starlets of her time would off herself that easily, an opportunity to see another version - and quite likely, 

the more truthful one.

 "With just the perfect amount of technical and scientific information you dive into a compelling story of what ifs. Funny, with drama and a touch of a love story this book had it all." 
"Finally, a book that gives a different look at Marilyn, and a happy ending that she rightly deserves!!!!!!"   

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In the early 1980s', one of the world's most influential pop-bands ended their tours. ABBA's retirement did not change the fact that their music went on to become timeless, and for Morrie Norris, a 12-year-old boy living in America, ABBA became the inspiration of his life. So much the case that he intended to follow in their footsteps, but not before finding a way to get the band back together for a reunion concert. Of course, no one believed it was possible, now, over thirty years since their retirement, but Morrie was not to be dissuaded in his dream. He runs away from his troubled home in Buffalo, New York, and makes it to Stockholm, Sweden. With police in two countries searching for him, Morrie evades them and touches the lives of several people with his contagious enthusiasm and garners their support, eventually making it to Agnetha Faltskog's home. One step closer to his dream, Morrie must now convince her to bring the band out of retirement, a task easier said than done. As Morrie pursues his mission, the media picks up on the story and fans the flames, feeding the story that an ABBA concert is imminent, and of course, fans from around the globe start to pour into Stockholm. This is a heart-warming story about an impossible dream, but then again, any dream can come true, right?

"An absolute must for any ABBA fan, as beguiling as it is well-written, involving one fan's dogged determination to bring to fruition that which will never happen...An ABBA reunion." 

"...Finding Agnetha was a simple read that brought a smile to my face and put goosebumps on my arms. A bit unrealistic yes, but this is a book with a message folks....dreams CAN come true.

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Réal Laplaine

I've had a few adventures in my life, and more to come I'm sure. I know what it feels like to walk the edge of death. I've had a knife put to my back and a gun aimed at my head. I've faced-off with a gang in Hollywood, chased and tackled a criminal on Sunset Blvd, pulled unconscious men from a burning car, fought fires and stopped beatings of men and women. I was flying single-engine planes by the age of 16, and I hitch-hiked to Alaska and back on a nickel - an adventure that changed my life. Adrenaline and risk have been part of my life - and I believe in pushing the edges of the box, not being defined by it. And because of my background, career-wise, I have also penned a couple books on leadership and hiring. 

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