Inge H. Borg
Born and raised in Austria, Inge H. Borg left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. A job transfer from Vienna to Chicago led to becoming a US citizen. In 1980, she moved to San Diego.
Borg now lives in a quiet lake community in Arkansas where she devotes most of her time to writing.
As a staunch supporter of her Indie-writer colleagues, Borg frequently highlights their books on her two blogs: devilwinds.blogspot.com, and (for those with pets) on ingehborg.blogspot.com. Check them out for announcements and other musings.
Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Book 1-Legends of the Winged Scarab)
Forbidden Love. Lust for Gold and Power. Wrath of the Devil Wind.
The joyous birth of Nefret, Royal Daughter of Egypt's First Dynasty, is overshadowed by her mother's death, and King Aha's suspicion he may not have fathered her.
The young princess’s education is left to Ramose, High Priest of Ptah, who vies for control over his weak Horus-King—as does the vile Vizier. Each man takes full advantage of the Two Lands' warfare with its southern neighbors.
Nefret’s forbidden love for the surgeon priest Tasar and a deadly feud with her half-brother thrusts her into conflict with the strict laws of ma'at, a transgression punishable by death.
As the khamsin rages over the Two Lands, the many who seek to kill Nefret are pitted against the few who hope to save her.
Readers have praised this award-winning novel as “An Epic Story of Power and Intrigue,” its writing as “Simply luscious.” While this ancient saga plays out during Egypt's First Dynasty (3080 BC), it has the suspense and action of an Indiana Jones adventure.
It is followed by Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea (a 2012 thriller), and After the Cataclysm (Book 3, a 2014 dystopian setting). Book 4 is The Crystal Curse (a 2016 adventure/thriller). Book 5, The Nile Conspiracy, is an international action thriller based on the very real threat of a new huge Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile, Egypt’s lifeblood.
While all books in the series can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, some important background information will be lost if not read in sequence.
Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea (Book 2 - Legends of the Winged Scarab)
Trouble brews when Morsi-followers storm into Jabari El-Masri’s Cairo Museum lab and find two undocumented tablets ready for shipment to a secretive private buyer. Desperate, El-Masri insists they are slated for a Boston Museum exhibit. As the black unguent has to be removed first, Boston Egyptologist Naunet Klein is asked to assist in cleaning and deciphering these golden tablets on site in Cairo.
She never dreamed to fall for the charms of a shadowy handsome stranger. Nor had she and her two Boston colleagues expected to be embroiled in Egypt’s political upheaval, as well as an audacious theft which culminates in her being kidnapped. But a thousand pounds of gold bring out the worst in those who deal in illicit ancient treasures.
During a perilous sailing trip from the Red Sea to Crete, Naunet deciphers the two tablets. The inscriptions are dire predictions from an unknown culture predating even Egypt's Old Kingdom. She also learns the truth about her murderous captors.
Meanwhile, her scientist colleague Jonathan Wilkins scours the Mediterranean for her whereabouts. Will the man who loves her be in time before Naunet’s hour-glass of life runs dry?
After the Cataclysm (Book 3 - Legends of the Winged Scarab)
Yellowstone Supervolcano explodes, turning North America into a desperate post-apocalyptic world in which a ghost ship becomes the floating battleground for the protagonists from Book 2.
Egyptologist Naunet Wilkins and her scientist husband Jonathan must flee the lawless United States. They accept an uneasy offer from Egyptian archaeologist Jabari El-Masri, a fugitive from his own country, who is given refuge on Venezuela's Isla Margarita, owned by fanatic art collector Lorenzo Dominguez.
Did El-Masri barter the fifty Egyptian Golden Tablets and the expertise of his American friends in exchange for his own exile?
Once again, Naunet is torn between translating the ancient curses for the ruthless South American billionaire and protecting future generations from the dire prophecies. As another ill-wind blows, she tries to find the answer.
The Crystal Curse (Book 4 - Legends of the Winged Scarab)
Action & Adventure
Civilized life in the United States has collapsed following the Yellowstone Supervolcano eruption. A handful of unscrupulous foreign profiteers conspire to implement a New World Order. To achieve their idea of Earth’s sustainability, millions are to be ‘neutralized.’
Pitted against them are Egyptologist Naunet Wilkins, her scientist husband Jonathan, and their friends from Borg’s preceding volumes of the Legends of the Winged Scarab. They are kidnapped by the piratical owner of a converted ghost ship carrying a ton of ancient golden tablets bartered away by the former Cairo Museum director Jabari El-Masri. He and Naunet are forced to recreate their supposedly lost previous translations of the First Dynasty slates.
At a conference on Malta, the eight super-rich power mongers hammer out their diabolical agenda. When El-Masri tries to save his family first by lying about wondrous crystals to be found in the Ideon Cave on Crete, and then by admitting they only grow deep within the Lost Labyrinth of Egypt, the avaricious eight set their sights on mining them.
But El-Hanash, the Crystal Snake, coils for those who dare defy the Crystal Curse. Who will live? And who will die?
The Nile Conspiracy (Book 5 - Legends of the Winged Scarab)
Imagine the mighty Nile running dry due to human interference. Impossible? One day, this very threat will become a devastating reality for some African countries.
Riveting action & adventure and international intrigue find Naunet and Jonathan Wilkins back in Egypt for which the construction of a monstrous Ethiopian dam portends a catastrophe of biblical proportions.
Amidst the struggle to save an ancient site, the archaeologists are caught up in a dangerous conspiracy. Their exploration of the Lost Labyrinth becomes a death trap when a desperate Egypt decides to turn the underground site into an emergency reservoir.
In The Nile Conspiracy (Book 5 of the “Legends of the Winged Scarab” series), several characters, good and evil, from the preceding books are pitted against each other, the elements, and time. Borg skillfully combines the conflicts of her post-apocalyptic world with the knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.
Book 1, Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile – A Novel of Ancient Egypt (3080 BC), is followed by Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea (Book 2 - a 2012 thriller), and After the Cataclysm (a 2014 dystopian setting). Book 4 is The Crystal Curse (a 2016 adventure/thriller).
Edward, Con Extraordinaire (Stories of Deceit)
Edward is, oh, so very British and a dreamboat of a man, especially to the well-to-do middle-aged ladies he courts. He makes their fantasies come true and their gifts are bestowed upon him freely. Unbeknownst to them, however, the dapper Edward has his own dreams full of deceit and mystery. And still, they believe this conman’s stories, and willingly support him.
Edward has somehow weaseled his way into Borg’s “Legends of the Winged Scarab” series, where he appears no longer quite as charming. He also has a cameo appearance in Shadow Love, Borg’s romantic suspense novella. This is one bad boy.
Is Love really ever what we dream it is or should be? Disillusioned, Monika Lenz needs to escape. From the city. From her job. From deceitful lovers. A year alone in a Sierra Nevada mountain cabin should bring the attractive fifty-year-old back on track. There, she hopes to find beauty and serenity and peace.
When shadows invade her sanctuary, she fails to cope. Foreboding and relentless, they grasp at her and lure her deeper into the recesses of her soul. Suspecting Ralston might not be the caring ranger he appears to be, Monika hopes to rediscover love with the elusive Jack MacGreedy.
Will he be the one to pull her from the abyss she has created in her mind, and in her aching heart?
Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life
Pets, Animal Rescue, Cats, Dogs, Animal Shelters
When the flaming-orange tom was brought to the local animal shelter, he was messy. And he stank.
That darn cat never took his eyes off me. They were not quite green and not quite yellow; they were round, and alert, and reflected light like precious stones set in orange gold. ‘Don’t even think about it,’ I told him. I already had two cats.
This is Pasha’s story. It is also the story of many shelter kittens this ‘mellow fellow’ helped me raise; as well as an account of some of the wonderful cats and dogs cared for at our shelter before they got their forever-homes.
A few of the chapters may be sad. Most are heart-warming and happy. All are sure to entertain. And you don’t have to own a pet to enjoy them.