The Inverted Cavern – Book 2 in the Aaron and Jake Time Travel Series is now Available!!

WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH TIME, EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!!

Aaron and Jake received a message from the Amish boy they had returned a hundred years back in time, proving their experiment had been a success. When they discover the diary containing entries of their own adventures, it gives them the confidence to explore the past and future for themselves. They made careful preparations—thought of every possibility—and took every precaution.

So how could everything go so incredibly wrong?

It is finally here! Book two is now available on Kindle.

Thanks to all those who have supported Book One – The Time Cavern.  Please check it out and tweet, blog, and get the word out if you are a fan of the series!

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End of “Tag My Book on Amazon”…

Almost three years ago in June 2008, my first novel – The Time Cavern – was published.  I quickly learned after the writing and editing, it didn’t matter how good my book was if no one knew about it.  I read books and blog posts and spent time on Goodreads and other social forums to try to understand the keys to book marketing.  That same month, I stumbled upon Amazon’s tagging feature and the “customer communities” that go along with it.  Once I saw that books were ranked on those pages based solely on their tag count, I emailed a friend and he emailed a friend and we mutually tagged each other and saw our books rise immediately – the idea for this blog was born!

Who knew that three years later, there would be over 170,000 views of this site, over 1800 books tagged, and that I’d write over 90 book reviews of authors participating here!

This blog has been a great example of how folks could unite to help one another.  I’ve “met” a number of you through email and other correspondence and as result created lasting friendships which has been the most rewarding part of this experience.  I’ve also been exposed to books and genres I know I would not have otherwise read had it not been for all of you.  I’ve come to learn that there are many many excellent books out there and have found the indie experience to be refreshing compared to mainstream predictable reads.  So most of all I want to say thank you.

Thank you for the help.

Thank you for the experience.

Thank you for sharing your work with me.

And thank you for your friendship.

However,after many emails with friends and recent communication from Amazon regarding tagging, I’ve decided to end “Tag My Book on Amazon”.  The intent behind this site was to leverage the tools Amazon provided to bring visibility to our books.  If you read the requirements I placed on tagging, I only allowed those tags which one could easily see corresponded with the description of the product.  I would not allow “great book” or other subjective terms because one would not know this unless one read the work.  So this was never meant to be a “shill” site for fake reviews or fake takes, but rather one where folks used tags to appropriately categorize a book based on its description.  This is why I required that book posts include a description of the work.  I believed this was consistent with the intent of tagging as described on Amazon while using the feature to help raise a book’s visibility.  Ultimately, sales and a book’s reception would still depend on the quality of the book itself.

However, Amazon has recently confirmed that it is their interpretation that use of tagging communities such as this are not following the terms of use of the tagging feature.  As a result, I do not wish anyone to be inadvertently penalized by participating in something I created.   I do not know what type of action Amazon could take, but I would hate to see anyone suffer any negative consequence from my actions.

If you would like to continue tagging, there are other boards that have this feature, such as this one:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,22473.0.html

Finally, I will continue to write reviews for folks who contact me and as time permits.  I’ve started a “Review My Book on Amazon” blog but know it won’t create the same sense of community we’ve all built here.

Once again Thank You all!

Sincerely,

Todd A Fonseca

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Book Review – Unprotected Love

Unprotected Love – Murder on the docks of Manhattan

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author: John F. Rooney
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Late night on the docks of Manhattan, they find him, carefully laid out, hands crossed, peaceful, and very dead.  A close examination of the body finds something usual hidden in his mouth – a condom.  Unfortunately, this is not the first victim to be found this way.  All are male hustlers and all have the same condom calling card.  A serial killer has been born.  NYPD special ops is called in and Denny Delany, one of the city’s best is put in charge of the case.  He reaches out to sex crimes but intra-department politics start to hamper Denny’s progress.  As he battles his own alcoholic demons, the bodies pile up and Denny wonders if his lack of progress is by design.  Could the perpetrators be within and if so, how can protect his career as well as his life?

Unprotected Love was my first read of Rooney’s Delany series.  Rooney has a knack for storytelling.  His characterization, settings and plot all work together to create strong hooks keeping the reader engaged.  His style and voice are a little different than the average read which took me a chapter or two to tune my ear to.  As with most mysteries, the fun is taking the clues provided and trying to jump ahead and solve who the murderer is.  Rooney does a good job at throwing a couple of red herrings in the mix hear and there and had me guessing then second guessing most of the way.

I also found the details of how the relationship between “John’s” and “Hustlers” interesting from a psychological perspective.  This detail and the backstory of Denny and Molly gave the work a real and edgy feel.  More mystery then thriller, Unprotected Love is an entertaining read.

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Book Review – The Road to Grafenwohr

The Road to Grafenwohr – One of my favorite Patterson Novels

Rating: 5 of 5 stars, TMBOA Recommended!

Author: Edward C. Patterson
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Traveling to his unit in post war Germany, Quincy Summerson finds the locals, their heritage, language, architecture, and culture fascinating.  They too, find him of great interest given the unique birthmark displayed prominently on his cheek which legend portends it to be a harbinger for both great evil and good.  Quincy’s journey takes him further and further into heart of Bavaria as visions begin to plague him.  As they increase in frequency and violence Quincy learns he has been called not just to serve the United States but an even higher purpose.

Readers may be initially turned off by the title of Patterson’s latest work.  But I must say, this was one of my favorites from him.  Patterson takes his expert prose and characterization skills and infuses them into an intriguing setting of a young man stationed in Germany during the height of the cold war with an eclectic group of roommates where everyone prays to avoid reassignment to Vietnam—except for one man.  Sprinkle in some fantasy elements and Patterson has created a genre I’ve not previously experienced but very much enjoyed.

The plot is very tight and the storyline moves.  If you already are a Patterson fan, I think you will definitely enjoy The Road to Grafenwohr.  If you’ve never read him and you are looking for something different, give this one a try – you won’t be disappointed.

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TMBOA – March 2011 Additions

March 2011 Additions

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Bending the Boyne

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historical fiction Ireland, ancient Ireland, megaliths

Description

2200 BCE: Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning Bronze Age. Well before any Celts, marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold. The young astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian need all their wits and courage to save their people and their great Boyne mounds, when long bronze knives challenge the peaceful native starwatchers. Tensions on Eire between new and old cultures and between Boann, Elcmar, and her son Aengus, ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle are the legends of Ireland’s beginnings in a totally new light.

Larger than myth, this tale echoes with medieval texts, and cult heroes modern and ancient. By the final temporal twist, factual prehistory is bending into images of leprechauns who guard Eire’s gold for eternity. As ever, the victors will spin the myths.

This story appeals to fans of solid historical fiction, myth and fantasy, archaeo-astronomy, and Bronze Age Europe.

BENDING THE BOYNE draws on 21st century archaeology to show the lasting impact when early metal mining and trade take hold along north Atlantic coasts. Carved megaliths and stunning gold artifacts, from the Pyrenees up to the Boyne, come to life in this researched historical fiction.

…A useful fleshing of the bones
of an interesting archaeological story.
William O=Brien, PhD, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

…Bang-on with the latest archaeological debates.
Peter Clark, PhD, Director, The Canterbury Archaeological Trust,
Canterbury, Kent, UK.

Website

jsdunnbooks.com

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The Warning

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Thriller, Suspense, J. Saul

Description

Sarah has gotten much better at interpreting her sister’s messages from the Other Side. Sarah’s sister shows her a new path that Sarah believes will lead to the murderer.
The murderer has been watching Sarah and knows she’s coming for him.
The warning comes, but will Sarah heed it? She’s so close that she can’t give up. She refuses to lose him again. But, will she be able to save herself from the same fate as her sister?
The question is, does the warning come too late?

Website

darylsedore.wordpress.com

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Scam Proof in 3 Easy Steps

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fraud,scam,internet fraud

Description

Have you ever invested in something with hopes of big returns only to find out that it was all smoke and mirrors? It seems like we are constantly faced with people trying to cheat us out of our money. This book is both fun to read, and very informative, and will make you aware of some of the scams used by criminals to steal your money as well as ways to protect yourself from these would be thieves.

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Farr Point

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General Fiction, Coming-of-age, Young Adult, Mystery

Description

The smell of oil is in the air, and so is murder, when eighteen-year-old Eddie Tipton arrives in a small Texas town with his widowed mother in 1950. Eddie and his mother take rooms in the home of Texas oil widow, Faye Ruth Collier. Eddie spends time with handyman Ned Cotton and soon learns that Mrs. Collier’s late husband, Lawrence Collier, was murdered a few years earlier. Ned Cotton warns Eddie to stay away from Faye Ruth and to ignore Lawrence Collier’s death. Eddie, of course, cannot resist.
Making his way in a new school, dodging the stigma of being the schoolteacher’s son, and succumbing to the lure of his middle-aged landlady, Eddie is embroiled in dangerous adventures on all fronts. But then a devastating loss causes him to ratchet up his investigation, leading to a near-fatal showdown.

Website

http://farrpoint.posterous.com/

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Just a Minute

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encouragement, inspiring, challenging

Description

It contains 96 devotionals from verses all over the Bible, written to encourage and challenge believers in practical Christian living.

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Chicana

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memoir, oprah book club, based on a true story

Description

Chicana is the true story of loss and pain, and ultimately triumph. Fleeing the Spanish flu and running for their lives, they were forced to make the difficult decision to cross the border one night into the U.S. This is the gripping story of a family’s struggle to make it to America and survive the harsh conditions of illegal immigration. Spanning five generations, beginning in Mexico in 1918, this book takes you on a journey from not just surviving but overcoming poverty, abuse and prejudice to present day sucess in America. A book every American should read, truly the other side of the immigration issue.

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A Dangerous Remedy

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Crime, suspense

Description

The owner of a multinational pharmaceutical company fears that the arrival on the market of a scientifically tested herbal medicine, shown to halt the onset of a common disease, will seriously damage his profits. He is so opposed to the new product that he sets out ruthlessly to destroy his competitor with extreme violence.

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Reality Weight Loss

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Conditioning, weightloss, fitness

Description

Weight loss does not have to be complicated, boring or excruciatingly painful. Weight loss should be simple and enjoyable. The best weight loss program will fit your own personal needs,abilities, life and lifestyle. By creating a personalized weight loss program that fits you, you will increase your chance of success, make weight loss efforts easier and even have fun. The best way is your way! Reality Weight Loss will show you how to realisticly design a program specificaly tailored to your needs, likes and desires. Stop following someone elses path and start following your own.

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Yaakov the Pirate Hunter

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science fiction, treasure hunt

Description

Los Angeles, 2025. Yaakov and Yosef Peretz discover a treasure map hidden in their family’s robot; soon, their family embarks on an adventure that takes them halfway around the world to save a valuable and revered religious artifact. In the Mojave Desert, the Peretz family unearths a mysterious treasure chest stolen from a Santa Barbara billionaire named Aharon Sapir. Yaakov and family manage to return the treasure and to outwit the pirates who stole it, but soon learn of a greater danger to the Sapir family fortune. On the Tunisian island of Djerba rests the Sapirs’ most sacred heirloom: the world’s oldest Torah scroll, an artifact worth a fortune. Another pirate is after the ancient scroll, and the Peretzes’ trusted robot dealer may be involved. Yaakov and family journey to the other side of the globe to track down a ruthless pirate and to thwart his wicked plan. To succeed, Yaakov must decide between saving his prized robot, built with his very hands, and protecting a greater good.

Website

http://wyckoffwonders.blogspot.com

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The Woodcutter

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fairy tale retellings, fantasy, brothers grimm

Description

Winner of the Garcia Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year and 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards

Cinderella is dead and one of Odin’s hellhounds has gone rogue. The Woodcutter, protector of peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of Faerie, is charged with finding the beast and returning him to the Wild Hunt. Unfortunately, it seems the forces of evil have other plans. It is a race against time as the Woodcutter travels east of the sun and west of the moon, up beanstalks and down to the bowels of the earth to unravel a mystery that can only be described as Grimm.

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Bum’s Rush

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Crime, Romance, Family relationships

Description

On his way home from work, Jack Troy is shot by an assassin. His only hope of survival rest on the shoulders of a reluctant, sixteen-year old, homeless boy, Skip Reynolds and a Bible verse from Skip’s deceased mother, “Some have entertained Angels, unawares.” Maybe, Skip thinks, as he stops the bleeding, but this angle has a wicket enemy. When the cops show up, Skip runs away.

Recovered, Jack finds the boy and takes him to live with him and his fifteen-year old brother, Ancel. Unbeknownst to Skip, he is the heir of a fortune, a fortune coveted by two uncles he doesn’t know exist. Uncles who kill Skip’s father, or so they think, and attempt to kill Skip. Now Jack and Ancel are between Skip and the uncles.

Website

http://eamckenziebumsrush.blogspot.com/

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Water Hazard

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water, suspense,thriller,florida,action,Warwick

Description

Steve Warwick owns a CD store in the small beachside community of Flagler Beach, Florida. On a day that starts like any other, Steve buys a Collection of used CDs from 16-year-old Justin and his buddy Russell. When the boys disappear, Justin’s distraught mother Margie visits Steve, claiming he is the only link to the whereabouts of her missing son.

Before he can figure out how he could be involved with a missing teenager, an attempt is made on Steve’s life. Suddenly caught in whirlpool of murder, greed, political corruption and ecological sabotage he enlists the help of his best friend Ike, a former Navy SEAL with a penchant for bending the rules.

Together they have to help Margie find her son, bring a crooked land developer and his corrupt political crony to justice and avoid a watery grave.

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Godonism

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Atheism, Dystopian, Religion

Description

The dystopian novel Godonism is set in the year 159, Nebula Era – a future of most volatile times – a time when people have to pawn their minds in order to survive; and, at the peak of decadence, the falling of the everlasting gold unexpectedly comes…

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A Simple Guide To Gmail

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email, gmail, android

Description

A Simpler Guide to Gmail is a straightforward no-nonsense approach to a how-to guide for setting up your Gmail account. From opening the account, sending email to the more advanced features including Buzz, Chat and Labs.

The Chapters included are:

Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Getting Started
Chapter Three: Sending and Receiving Emails
Chapter Four: Address Book (Google Contacts)
Chapter Five: Sorting Emails – No more folders
Chapter Six: Searching for Emails
Chapter Seven: Changing the look and feel
Chapter Eight: Google Accounts and your profile
Chapter Nine: Buzz
Chapter Ten: Chat
Chapter Eleven: Tasks
Chapter Twelve: Netiquette
Chapter Thirteen: Gmail on your Android Phone
Chapter Fourteen: Advanced Features – Google Labs

Website

http://www.cericlark.com

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Tigress by the Tail

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Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, Wizard

Description

Lance is a Wizard. He’s not a great wizard, but he’s all right. Descended from a long line of wizards, his brothers taunt him for being slow to learn. And as the youngest, it’s his due course to accept such teasing. Life is good, and normal. For a wizard that is.

Cassie is a Shifter. A tigress to be exact. Raised by her father after her mother’s death she’s as well adjusted as any shifter can be, and still live in the human world, hiding who and what she is.

Bliss comes to a screeching halt the night Satanist kidnap Cassie and her best friend to use as sacrifices to bring forth their Dark Lord. When Cassie literally collides into Lance, she begs him to help them escape their captors, despite the dangers. The couple work together to save the life of Cassie’s friend, only to discover a shocking passion driving them closer together at a time when both should be devastated. But when Lance overhears Cassie’s father threaten his life, he heads for the hills. Cassie follows, determined to clear up the confusion. But evil is still afoot and Cassie is taken by a secret government organization dedicated to the eradication of all things magick. Is Lance willing to put his life on the line for a woman he believes is out to kill him? Especially when he realizes the organization that’s taken her, is the one he works for?

Website

teresdamario.com

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Labyrinth

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gay erotica, gay fantasy, action /adventure

Description

“All of life for those of us with royal blood is risk—a labyrinth—Nyke,” the Second Queen of Phitio tells her precious son who is marked for sacrifice the minute the crown prince accedes to the throne of Phitio. “We are thrust in the maze by our birth and status, and we spend our lives twisting and turning, seeking the magic center. But even there, the labyrinth becomes a living thing—scheming and fighting against us and changing its avenues, its walls closing in on us. All we can do is continue to seek out the center and to survive for as long as possible.”
And from that moment forward the young Nyke is caught up in a complex web of scheming and double-dealing as, using his wits and his beautiful, lithe, young body and his ability to inflame the lusts of men of power, he works his way through the convoluted posturing and maneuvering of the warring nation states of Phitio, Brixia, Morini, and Cenopolis in an effort to gain the center of the labyrinth—both real and figurative—and to survive to return to Phitio in victory.

Website

barbarianspy.com

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The Book of Lost Souls

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young adult

Description

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before – that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.

Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history’s most nefarious killers. Ivy’s got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.

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The Beginning (Blood Hunter)

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Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Vampire Romance

Description

For thirty years, Raven Prince has lived just fine with no mate and no hassles. The carefree vampire, happy to be the odd-girl-out in a small, close-knit coven, lusts for one thing and one thing only—human blood. The more handsome the snack, the happier she is.
Thorne Abbott, on the other hand, only has a taste for the blood of the vampire that savagely murdered his father eleven years before. The determined human won’t rest until that craving is satisfied, even if it means getting himself killed in the process.
A sexy game of pool in a small town bar throws a wrench in both of their plans and ignites a flame so hot, neither could have extinguished even if they wanted to.
The hunter and the hunted battle with themselves and each other as passion, love and a quest for truth sends them on a deadly mission that’s sure to either destroy them…or set them free.
Can lovers from different worlds manage to see past their differences, or are there good reasons why the two species should never unite?
Will it be friend or foe that goes bump in the night?

Website

http://www.robinbadillo.com

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Journey of the Damned: Forbidden

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Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Vampire Romance

Description

Sometimes love’s journey begins with a glance, sometimes with a kiss, but some journeys begin with a bite.
Sydney Chance has found her eternal destiny in the arms of her lover, vampire Demetri Bastian.
Their rocky beginning gives way to an adventure fitting the lifestyle of the undead.
They’ve conquered an enemy who threatened their love and discovered powers and gifts contingent on their immortal bond.
Everything is finally just as it should be until they set out for a romantic adventure in the Australian Outback. Upon their arrival, they’re met with an unexpected problem, when Connor Ryan, the determined son of a human friend, sets his sights on Sydney and tempts her with more than the taste of his blood.
And, after an unexpected attack by rogue vampires on a murderous rampage, their coven must unite to help Connor’s family and a local Aboriginal tribe, eradicate the lethal enemy.
Can Sydney fight the temptation of forbidden fruit or will bloodlust force her to betray the oath she’s made to Demetri?
Will an unstable lover from Demetri’s past destroy more than cattle, or will her twisted agenda rip Demetri from Sydney’s arms forever?
The journey may have started with a bite, but it just may end with a bang.

Website

http://www.robinbadillo.com

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Journey of the Damned: Scorned

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Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Vampire Romance

Description

Some journeys take you to distant lands, some to the end of the line, but some journeys take you straight into forever.
Sydney Chance found her immortal destiny in the arms of her creator, vampire Demetri Bastian. But life as a vampire has dealt them a shocking hand.
Separated by a sinister foe, Sydney must circle the globe, desperately in search of the man she loves.
Oceans and continents lie between them and danger lurks at every turn.
A female vampire alone for too long incites the natural attraction from every male within her proximity. Even a determined Sydney finds herself vulnerable to nature’s call and when her own feelings of doubt weaken her resolve, temptation becomes her enemy.
Can she fight the battle within or will it destroy her before her nemesis ever has a chance?
Is it possible for a woman to love more than one man at a time or will fate make the decision for her?
Love has a way of leading a heart to its destiny, but nobody said it was going to be easy.

Website

http://www.robinbadillo.com

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He Loves Me He Loves Me Not!

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African-American Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Relationships

Description

Be a good girl, don’t get pregnant, do well in school, and get into a respectable college. Khadejah Johnson grew up believing this was the formula for a perfect life; the way to her Prince on a white horse ready to take her to paradise. That’s how it went for her sister Asia, who met and married her dream guy, so Khadejah had no reason to believe her ending would be any different. Her mother never told her that the fairy tale doesn’t happen for everyone She didn’t prepare her baby girl for the reality that Prince Charming may not come to whisk her away. And not every man is perfect like her father.
When Khadejah learns her high school love, an All-American basketball standout, has gotten another girl pregnant, she feels her fairy tale ending slowly slipping from her reach. In retribution for his betrayal she runs to the arms of Justice who is ten years her senior and has a shady past that stretches the distance of their years apart. Six years later and as many broken dreams and promises, Khadejah is raising their two children alone and learning that the world of dating can be a cruel place for a single woman with children.

In He Loves Me He Loves Me Not! we journey with Khadejah on her search for true love. Along the way we meet Aaron Baxter, a young upwardly mobile brother trying to find his place in Corporate America and life in suburbia; then there’s Mylan Gaines, fun-seeking, talented, but not yet ready to settle down; J. Jordan Edwards, an up and coming Corporate Attorney who has been bitten by Jungle Fever, and then there’s Terrance Newsome, NBA standout who will do anything to reclaim the love of his high school sweetheart.

Experience the joys of friendship, the value of family, and the determination of a young woman destined to one day have the love she has always dreamed of despite the many obstacles she must overcome. You’ll laugh, cry, scream and rejoice along the way. There will be highs, lows, twists, and turns. With realistic portrayals that easily transports readers into Khadejah’s life; you’ll see your girlfriend, sister, mother, co-worker, and even yourself in the characters that make this debut novel one to remember.

Website

http://www.TracyLDarity.com

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The Blighted Troth: A Novel of New France

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Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Historical adventure

Description

In 1702, Emilie Basseaux lives with her widowed mother in New France. On the eve of her wedding to Robert Lanzille, she catches the eye of the settlement’s unscrupulous overlord, Seigneur Richard Tonnacour who threatens to kill the parish priest if he performs their marriage. This sets off a catastrophic chain of events that turns her life, and that of her betrothed, into a desperate flight for their lives, separating them, and sending them straight into the arms of peril. Emilie and Robert’s plight sweeps them into the convents and taverns, the riots and small-pox epidemics of New France where they each face death and discover the true meaning of love and forgiveness. It is a compelling story of love and treachery, faith and loss, forgiveness and triumph. The Blighted Troth is a retelling of the classic novel, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Inspired by this epic Italian classic novel, the author weaves an entirely new and unqiue captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists.

Website

http://historyandwomen.com

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Artic Winds

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Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters, Romance

Description

Nothing will stop a wolf once he’s found his mate…
After her skulk abandoned her four years ago, Samantha knew she would never truly be wanted. When she accidentally stumbles into a wolf town and is asked by their premier to stay, she believes it’s the novelty of an arctic fox motivating him. She knows she’ll be on her own again once he tires of her.

Jason finds himself pulled to Samantha from the moment she faints in his arms. His wolf is calling to him, telling him he’s found their mate and the heat he feels for Samantha is impossible to resist. But his little fox is loaded down with emotional baggage and doesn’t believe she’s worthy of love. Can he overcome her fears? Or will pack jealousies and the local faxes convince her she doesn’t belong with him before he has a chance?

Website

http://sondraebennett.blogspot.com

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Weight Loss Success

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weight loss diet pills, top weight loss pills, lose weight quickly

Description

The Chinese pills are taking the nation by storm. There is a tiny line between myth and reality. Get on board and grab all the facts that people are reluctant to give away. You can love them or you can hate them, but you can never stay indifferent to them.
Are they the saint grail of reducing weight?
How they make lose the extra weight
What are they made of
How much weight can anyone expect to lose
How can you make a difference between fakes and originals
What is the rebound effect and how to avoid it
Why has the FDA banned them
Safest tips to get your extra weight off, for good
Many more facts in this interesting ebook, with the most frequent questions that you may think of.

Website

http://www.mztspot.com/ebooks

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Degenerates

Tags

Thriller, Suspense, New release

Description

An alcoholic writer, a self-destructive teen, a burnt-out waitress, an abused young wife, a good-natured cook, a tormented serial killer, and the cop unwittingly assigned to stop him. Marred with addictions, poverty, and personal loss, each degenerate overcomes incredible obstacles and finds his or her own salvation working in a restaurant named City Café. They form new friendships and relationships, and in a short time turn their lives around — until Tommy Fielding is hired. Seeming innocent at first, Tommy is a schizophrenic who believes murder will ensure for him an existence of perfect happiness. What happens next places the group in grave danger and leads them into a horror that will change everything about their lives.

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Frostproof

Tags

thriller, suspense, new release

Description

On a winter night in 2009, Niles Goodman risked his life to try and save a woman and her newborn infant from a terrible car accident, seriously burning his hands in the attempt. The injuries left him unable to work and the financial strain is taking a heavy toll on his marriage. Enter Cody Larson and the promise of 1.5 million dollars if Niles chauffeurs him to Seattle to retrieve a dead drug dealer’s buried cash and narcotics. What entails is a weeklong trip into madness as Cody kills indiscriminately, and then after each murder explains his philosophy behind the slaughter. He calls it the frostproof. He believes he is the antichrist and will soon rule the world; until their hellish journey takes an unexpected turn.

Website

http://www.Neilostroff.com

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Pulp

Tags

suspense/thriller, new release, fiction

Description

Struggling thriller writer Kevin Turner just received a panicked call from his ex-girlfriend Tina, a self-proclaimed clairvoyant prostitute. One of her clients, the mayor’s married son, died in her bed and she needs Kevin’s help to dispose of the body. As if Kevin doesn’t have enough problems. His current girlfriend is the spouse of the gay woman who signs his meager paycheck, his sixth credit card has hit its limit, he received word that his eight-month wait for his second advance check was being withheld by Gotham Publishing until he made the absurd changes in his manuscript that they wanted, and he just discovered his recently deceased father, who Tina claims she’s in contact with, owes ten grand from an internet gambling debt, which Kevin would now have to figure a way to pay. When Kevin discovers Tina’s psychotic brother has chopped up the body, and the police are finding the pieces spread across the suburbs, it sets off a chain of events more bizarre and horrifying than the plot of one of Kevin’s own novels.

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http://www.Neilostroff.com

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Discovering Your Passion: The Thing That Makes Your Heart Sing

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career change, goal setting, job search

Description

Through using this workbook, a journey toward uncovering the joy and excitement of utilizing innate skills and talents begins. Realize the joy of doing “The Thing That Makes Your Heart Sing”.

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http://www.discoveringyourpassion.com

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From Idea to Author

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book marketing, self-publishing, article publishing

Description

There’s no reason for your hard work to not be seen in print. Getting published has never been easier than it is today. Get a low cost quality printed book, learn how to market it for profit and start making sales. Buy From Idea to Author and Become Successfully Published.

Website

http://www.ideatoauthor.com

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Worst Impressions

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Young Adult Romantic Comedy, young adult fiction, Pride and Prejudice

Description

Sharp-witted basketball phenom Liz Bennett just wants finish high school under the radar…and without constantly defending herself against false rumors about her sexuality. With two trouble magnet kid sisters and a mother obsessed with protecting her virginity, she’s already dealing with more drama than an Emmy-winning daytime soap opera. But when two popular new guys enter her life, she’s forced from the shadows and onto center stage.

Trent Whitman, Liz’s hot new admirer, pursues and woos her with his silver tongue and hazel eyes. He turns on the charm, and Liz turns off all common sense. Darcell Williams, on the other hand, is a star football player, who sticks his cleats in his mouth from day one. As far as Liz is concerned, Trent is a dream and Darcell is a devil reincarnate.

During the Back-to-School dance, Darcell spews an oh-no-he-didn’t insult that cements Liz’s contempt for His Evilness. Oh yes, their feud is on and popping! Driven by spite and embarrassment, Liz instigates a series of misunderstandings that propel her into an inevitable confrontation with Darcell. But when a Bennett family crisis reveals Darcell’s and Trent’s true colors, will Liz’s pride prevent her from accepting each for who he really is?

WORST IMPRESSIONS is a humorous and uplifting coming-of-age tale about a girl who discovers that misjudgments are a two-way street best left untraveled. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this novel brings a timeless story to contemporary multicultural teens.

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Ring of Lies

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Romantic Suspense, southern fiction, Savannah

Description

A café owner and an ex-cop must unravel the mystery surrounding a hot blue diamond in order to stop a cold blooded killer.
After a childhood lived on the road with a free-spirited aunt, all café owner Ivy Michaels wants is a normal and uneventful life, but when her aunt is found floating in the Savannah River, Ivy inherits an heirloom blue diamond and a killer bent on keeping the past buried.
Dom Riordan is an ex-cop obsessed with finding his mother’s killer. A chance meeting, and a glimpse of evidence he’s been seeking, convinces him that Ivy Michaels is the key to solving the crime. Dom devises a plan to date Ivy and ferret out the truth but he didn’t count on losing his heart. As a ruthless killer closes in on Ivy, Dom will risk everything to keep her safe.

Website

http://www.rachellynneauthor.com/

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The Judas Syndrome

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Post-apocalyptic, Apocalypse, Dystopian

Description

In a world devastated by an apocalyptic event,
the bonds of friendship are tested in the haze of
unrelenting depression, and paranoia.
Will you know who your friends are

Website

http://www.the-judas-syndrome.com

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Rebirth – Book 2 of The Judas Syndrome series

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Post-apocalyptic, Angels, Armageddon

Description

A year into a Post-Apocalyptic existence, where
friendships are tested and new enemies emerge; talk
of destiny fulfilled through a child offers salvation.
Could you believe?

Website

http://www.the-judas-syndrome.com

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A Cure for Chaos, Book #2 of the Mother-Earth Series

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Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult

Description

Things are rarely what they seem …
Especially when you’re a shapeshifter.

Jenni Kershaw just wanted a chance at a normal life. Well, maybe something a little better than normal. But perfect physical features weren’t translating into happiness for Jenni as a freshman in high school. Something was still missing.

Jenni never would have guessed that something might be her old nemesis from junior high, Alisha, who shows up out of the blue, bearing a flag of truce.

Say goodbye to normal.

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Summer Secrets

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Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Kindle .99

Description

A powerful contemporary novel — the story of three unique sisters … the secrets that bind them for life … and the summer that will set them free.

Eight years ago, the three McKenna sisters — Kate, Ashley, and Caroline — had their fifteen minutes of fame. Driven by their ambitious father, they won an around-the-world sailing race as teenagers. But something happened out on the turbulent sea during a fierce storm they could never forget …

Now Tyler Jamison has come to Castleton, a picturesque island off the coast of Washington State, asking questions about the famous McKennas. But even as the sisters close ranks against the tenacious repoter, the past threatens to drown them in its wake. It will take Caroline’s willingness to right a wrong, Ashley’s struggle to face her greatest fears, and Kate’s attempt to embrace life — and love — again to finally calm the winds and stop the rain.

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Daniel’s Gift

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Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Kindle Bargain Books

Description

Fans of Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this emotionally compelling story of love, family and a little bit of magic. A page-turning blend of romance and women’s fiction, Daniel’s Gift is the perfect book to take on vacation or on a long plane trip – it will sweep you away.

From the back cover:

Reckless Youth …

In her impetuous summer of love, Jenny St. Claire found Luke Sheridan — her dashing knight in intern’s scrubs. But a fast-track future and rigid, ambitious parents drove passion out of Luke’s life. And the summer ended, leaving Jenny with a broken heart… and a beautiful son, Danny, to help mend it.

Love Reclaimed …

Years later it is tragedy that reunites them — the father whom a son longs to know, and the mother who has tried desperately to forget. And as Luke and Jenny struggle to ignore the pain and desire reborn in a look and a touch, only the remarkable courage of a young boy — and the help of a rather unorthodox guardian angel — can offer them the most precious gift of all: a second chance at the love of a lifetime.

WINNER – RITA – Best Contemporary Romance
Romance Writer’s of America

Reviews…

“A warm, moving story of the power of love.” Debbie Macomber

“Wonderful story, wonderful cast — this is a do-not-miss reading experience.” Rendezvous Magazine

“Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction.” Romantic Times

“The depth is incredible, the minds of the characters (and there are quite a few) delightful. Clearly a hit!” Heartland Critiques

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Life

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Romance, Teen, Young Adult

Description

Have you ever been asked what you want to do with the rest of your life when you are only in high school? It’s one thing to think about college, but it’s something completely different to think about what job you would want to do until you are old enough to retire. Who has time for that when you are only seventeen and have more pressing issues like trying to figure out members of the opposite sex?

When he was a senior in high school, Jack was asked to write his autobiography. The purpose of the assignment was to examine his past to see how he came to be the person he is today. Once he discovered this, he would know what he wanted to do with his life. What he discovered was that he did not define his life; his life was defined by his relationship with Christine, the girl next door that he has always been in love with.

“Life” is the story of Jack and Christine as they are trying to go from being just friends to being more than friends while trying to not destroy the best friendship they have ever had.

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Tim Madison, Galactic Warrior

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Science fiction, action, adventure, middle grade

Description

Thirteen-year-old Tim Madison is the only person who knows about and can stop the ruthless creatures who are working deep inside our planet constructing a massive extermination army. Tim’s ordinary life turns upside down when a strange visitor takes him aboard a magnificent spaceship to train for a future alien war. Returned home with new skills and this terrible knowledge, Tim confides in his two best friends about his experience. Now, they’re in a race against time to prevent an all-out attack on Earth.

The authorities would never believe their story of course, because they’re just kids. Bearing humiliation at school and ramifications at home, they hop a bus and journey to the Grand Canyon where they locate an alien army many thousands of times greater than what Tim had expected. Caught up in escalating danger, Tim and his buds must make a choice. Try to climb back out of the canyon without being seen or take the aliens head on. If only Tim could acquire a weapon and steal one of the alien’s fighter ships he might have a chance at victory.

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Beyond Nostalgia

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Love, Romance, Literary Fiction

Description

After becoming one of five bestsellers for the month of July, my newly released novel, Beyond Nostalgia, is in contention for Random House’s “youwriteon” website for writers “2011 Book of the Year”.

Born with blue in his collar, not in his veins, Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York’s darkest alleys to a place somewhere nearer the top of his world. A human accomplishment as difficult as it is unlikely, his struggle is intensified by haunting memories of Theresa Wayman, his long-estranged teenage soul-mate. Theresa!Theresa!Theresa! She just won’t go away. For five years after losing contact with her, Dean anesthetizes his pain with the same things that caused it – boozy nights and faceless women. Then he gets lucky again. He meets, and soon marries, Maddy Frances Ronan, a woman so giving (and forgiving) she deserves to be canonized. Despite Dean’s many hang-ups and blunders, Maddy’s love for him never wavers. For two decades she endures all the jumped jobs, the time he goes postal, his frequent depressions and his ongoing anguish over the hostile corporate takeover of his and other American families. Even after she finds Dean unconscious, clutching a faded photograph of Theresa Wayman, she sticks by him.
But their problems don’t end there. There’s a green cloud, known as money, that forever casts shadows on their happiness. Even when Maddy and Dean’s two boys enter school and she takes on a job, there’s never enough. That is until the eleventh hour when things are looking their bleakest ………

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Butter in the Well
Subtitle: A Scandinavian Woman’s Tale of Life on the Prairie, 1868-1888

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historical fiction, pioneer women, women’s diary

Description

Read the fictionalized account of Kajsa Svensson Runeberg, an emigrant wife who recounts, through her diary, how she and her family built up a farm on the unsettled Kansas prairie from 1868 to 1888.

This historical fiction is based on the actual Swedish woman who homesteaded the author’s childhood home and is the first of the four book Butter in the Well series.

“Go back to a time when there are no streets, roads or cars. Imagine there are no buildings, homes, hospitals or grocery stores around the corner. All of our family’s belongings fit in a small wooden wagon. The year is 1868. There is nothing but tall, green waving grass as far as the eye can see. The scent of warm spring air after a morning rain surrounds you. Spring blows gently in your face. The snort of the horse and an occasional meadowlark, whistling its call, are the only sounds. You are along on the virgin land of the vast prairie.”- opening paragraph of Butter in the Well.
“…could well be the most endearing ‘first settler’ account ever told. Once a reader starts the book, they are compelled to keep reading to see what will happen next on the isolated prairie homestead. Not to be missed!- Capper’s Family Bookstore
“Hubalek has skillfully blended fiction and historic fact to recreate the life of Swedish homesteader, Kajsa Svensson Runeberg. A story of emigrant dreams and pioneer struggles, it is an altogether rewarding story and one that deserves to be told.”- Bobbie Pray

Website

http://www.lindahubalek.com/

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Prarieblomman

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historical fiction, pioneer women, women’s diary

Description

Popular Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek continues the story of a Swedish immigrant family in Prärieblomman, the second book in the Butter in the Well series.
Homesteading the Kansas prairie in 1869, Präirblomman features the diary of young Alma Swenson, as she grows up on the Kansas prairie that her parents homesteaded. Hubalek grew up in this same house, researching the land and family that lived on the farm before her.
Even though born on the same farm in two different centuries, Prärieblomman’s main character, Alma Swenson Runneberg, and the author shared uncanny similarities while growing up in the Smoky Valley region of central Kansas. Both the third child of their families, they lived in the same house, played in the same yard and worked the same acres until each married and moved off the farm.
This tender, touching diary continues the saga of Kajsa’s family through her daughter, Alma, as she blossoms into a young woman.
“Prärieblomman is a tender and touching diary…Hubalek has succeeded in blowing life into both Alma and the fascinating times she lived through. Hubalek’s books give Swedish-Americans a perspective on the past…” – Anders Neumueller, Swedish Press, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
“…new understanding of the link between our history and the people who, just like us, brought laughter and tears to the Kansas prairie. In Prärieblomman, we find a piece of our heritage.” -Larry Hatteberg, Broadcast Journalist, KAKE-TV, Wichita KS

Website

http://www.lindahubalek.com/

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Egg Gravy

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historical fiction, pioneer women, women’s diary

Description

Fades recipes- we’ve all come across them from time to time in our lives- either handwritten by ourselves or by another person in our family, or as old yellowed newspaper clippings stuck in a cookbook of sorts.
While doing the research from the Butter in the Well series, author Linda Hubalek found old recipes and home remedies along with the family and community histories. The recipes had been handwritten in old ledger books, on scraps of paper, in margins of old cookbooks, and forever etched in the memories of the pioneer’s children Hubalek interviewed.
As a result, Egg Gravy is a collection of recipes the pioneer women used during their homesteading days. Most of the recipes can be traced back to the original women that homesteaded the real-life setting of Butter in the Well.
Everyone who’s ever treasured a family recipe or marveled at the special touches Mother added to her cooking will enjoy this collection of recipes and wisdom from the homestead family.
From Green Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Ice Cream, and Smoked Pig Paunch to Christine’s Fruit Cake, Apple Sauce Cake, and Rhubarb Marmalade, these are culinary samplings of a yesteryear that would grace any menu today. — Midwest Book Review

Website

http://www.lindahubalek.com/

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Looking Back

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historical fiction, pioneer women, women’s diary

Description

The inevitable happens-time moves on and we grow older. Instead of our own little children surrounding us, grandchildren take their place. Each new generation lives in a new age of technology, not realizing the changes the generations before theirs has seen-and improved for them.
The cycle of life has change the prairie also. Endless waves of tall native prairie grass has been reduced to uniform rows of grain crops. The curves of the river have shifted over the decades, eroded by both man and nature. The majestic prairie has been tamed over time.
In this fourth book of the Butter in the Well series, Kajsa Svensson Runeberg, now age 75, looks back at the changes she has experienced on the farm she homesteaded 51 years ago. She reminisces about the past, resolves the present situation, and looks toward their future off the farm.
Don’t miss this heart-rending touching finale!

Website

http://www.lindahubalek.com/

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Flowerbed of State

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cozy mystery, gardening, female sleuth

Description

Casey’s passion for organic gardening and eye for detail have carried her into the most important patch of land in America–the President’s Park, on which sits the most important home in America: the White House.

But while she’s readying the final touches on an innovative cultivation program for the First Lady to inspect, she’s attacked from behind by an unknown assailant who then disappears. When she comes to, she notices some damaged foliage that leads her and the Secret Service to a dead woman in a trash can.

With the biggest opportunity of her life ready to bloom, and all the President’s men plowing up her perfect plans, Casey has to dig in and root out a killer before she ends up planted herself…

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Gentlemen Bank Robber: The Tue Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals

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Biography, True Crime, Criminals

Description

What do you think of when you hear about someone on the FBI’s Most Wanted List? Hardened criminals, without morals or any sense of right and wrong, ready to solve a dispute with a gun, right? But what if things weren’t that cut and dried? What if the nice guy you hired to hook up your cable was Number Seven on the FBI’s list? Les Rogge looks and acts just like your next–door neighbor. Yet in twenty years he robbed more than 30 banks without firing a shot. Caught and put in jail twice, he escaped—and went sailing around the Caribbean with his wife and dog! In Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals, Les details his adventures from Alaska to Antigua, the Chesapeake to Cancun. But it all came to a halt when a fourteen-year-old in Guatemala forced him to turn himself in. Few felons have been as forthcoming about their successes, failures, robbery techniques, passion for sailing vessels… and love for his wife.

Website

http://www.lesrogge.com

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I EAT BUTTERFLIES: Tales of Vampires, Mages & Mutants

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horror, urban fantasy, science fiction

Description

A trio of sinister and sexy, dark & dangerous, paranormal horror / urban fantasy / sci-fi stories from the creator of THE WORLD OF SYNNIBARR and CRYPT: THE PHARAOH’S CURSE.

THE BRIDES:
The clouds were quickly swallowed by the night sky, and the radiance of the moon bathed the tower as Dracula rose up on the altar. Looming over the sisters, he raised his arms and roared like the birth of a legend. In unison, his Brides fell into his embrace.

(The Brides of Dracula have always been secretly calling the shots by making Draculii as fall guys. But what happens when you create the wrong dark prince…?)

MERLIN’S KNOT:
The cool darkness of the hidden cave was a treasure in itself, the scents of the earth and loam, the freshness that promised life and eternal spring. Alan used his flashlight in a sweeping arc, the beam slicing away the centuries.

(Upon discovering the secret code interlaced within the Celtic knots, a group of college students learn how to use real magic, and the knowledge propels them into a world of intrigue and adventure. Will they be able to solve the whole code before they end up dead?)

VELOCITY SYNDROME:
It was raining, and the world drowned. Mother earth was sorry for killing off the human race; she cried about it constantly.

(An Orwellian take on the near future set in Seattle, where there are groups of low-powered mutants, humans have chips in their brains, the world is drowning and the answer to one murder may save the world or lead to total destruction…)

Website

http://ravencsmccracken.com

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Written in Stone

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Erotic romance, relationships, kindle

Description

Cassandra Hall decides not to waste the honeymoon. She sets off to London. What was supposed to be her dream week turns into a nightmare time of introspect, self-doubt. Then she meets James, literally falling at his feet in an attempt to save his Afghan hound from colliding head on with the traffic.

James is witty, charming, too good-looking and also–not available. Despite this, Cassie is captivated by him. What follows is a week of fun, companionship and a bonding that Cassie has never experienced.
James, sensing Cassie’s unhappiness, goes out of his way to make up for her jerk of a fiancé’s rejection. He is drawn to her vulnerability–something he finds disturbing, threatening to shatter all he thought he knew about himself. Cassie, he senses, is falling in love with him. He ought to back away but cannot. Cassie bravely makes her true feelings known and when he rejects her, he knows he has broken her heart. He is left confused, guilty because….James has a secret.

Website

http://corfu-author.tripod.com/

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Cook Like A Top Chinese Chef!

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culinary arts, cook book, gourmet

Description

EAT WELL LIVE WELL is a worthy goal for everyone – how do you do it with limited budgets? It’s easy once you know how! This new book showcased 70 new and popular dishes prepared by top chefs at trendy Asian restaurants, it will help meet you goal!

Introduction

This book contains a wide selection of authentic traditional recipes as well as newly developed ones. It is a visual feast with vivid photos depicting each delicious dish. Although mainly Chinese in origin, Korean, Japanese and Thai cuisine or ingredients are also represented for their unique features. In addition, Fusion or East-West style dishes are introduced for their refreshing flavors.

Chinese cuisine consists of many distinctive regional cuisine which differ significantly in tastes, ingredients and cooking methods. This book covers major culinary schools ranging from Canton in the South, Beijing in the North, Sichuan and Hunan in the Southwest, Shanghai and surrounding areas in the East and Shandong in the Northeast. Classic recipes and famous dishes have undergone a lot of improvements lately and they are better than ever before. The eye-catching new dishes which only begin to appear a couple of years ago are particularly interesting to see as creativity and innovation never fail to impress. Whether you like it tender or crispy, delicate or spicy, sweet or sour, there is something suitable for everyone here.

A brief description of each dish and cook’s tips in this book provide helpful information about the origins of the recipes, the flavors, textures, ingredients and cooking techniques involved. Accurate and clear directions offer step by step instructions in detail to guide you through the cooking process. Learning the right way to cook is crucial in the making of a successful dish.

Dishes in this book utilized a number of cooking methods individually or in combination to produce the ideal results, i.e. stir-frying and deep-frying, stewing and braising, steaming and poaching, BBQ’ing and broiling, etc. Special cookware such as sizzler hot plate and clay pot are used to help make a perfectly delicious meal.

For those who are health conscious, Tofu and vegetable dishes are carefully selected and presented in this book, as they are good sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals. Tofu can be made into a full-flavored supper dish and you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Fresh vegetables and exotic ingredients – various Asian mushrooms like shiitake, enoki, tea tree and oyster mushrooms, lotus root and seaweed are widely used in Asian cooking and are considered to be rich in antioxidants; some of them are key ingredients in medicinal diets.

Essential spices and sauces are explained in terms of ingredients, usage and portions, i.e. Sichuan broad bean paste, star anise, Sichuan peppercorn, rice wine, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, XO sauce, light and dark soy sauce, Korean chili sauce, Teriyaki and wasabi sauce, turmeric, cumin, curry and cinnamon cassia.

Once you know how, it is in fact very simple to make a quick and easy homemade meal appealing to everyone, including the kids. The last section of this book has some mouthwatering dessert recipes to make everybody happy, i.e. Fried Milk, Forbidden City Pea Cake, to name a few.

Website

http://www.amazon.com/Tiffany-Wang/e/B004HJQ3T2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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Self Esteem Secrets – 12 Steps to Success

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self esteem, self-esteem, self confidence

Description

Can You Imagine How Your Life Would Change If You Had Sky-High Confidence and Self-Esteem? ..if you were confident enough to walk up to people and express yourself without feeling out of their league? *Discover the right techniques to improve your self-esteem. Not just any techniques, the ones which actually work, *Stop listening to Psycho-Babble and start solving the real issues. Discover simple, easy to remember tactics to skyrocket your self-esteem. Discover how focusing on yourself for just a few minutes a day will change your whole outlook. Feel empowered to conquer your fear of new challenges. Discover how to improve your own confidence and also the self-esteem of those closest to you in the process. Make friends more easily, and keep them. Discover your strengths while redefining your weaknesses. Get more satisfaction from your job, no matter what it is. Make ambition work for you, not against you.

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Marvellous Hairy

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humorous science fiction,comic fiction,humorous fiction

Description

So, hair is sprouting in unspeakable places and you can no longer carry a tune, but if you’re a surrealistic artiste with an addiction to Freudian mythology and guilt-free sex, turning into a monkey has its upsides. Nick Motbot may be evolving as a novelist, but his friends aren’t too sure about his DNA. At least, not since Gargantuan Enterprises started experimenting with it. Once they figure out what’s happening to him, they decide to set things right. Marvellous Hairy is a satirical novel about a group of friends sticking it to the man the only way they know how, with equal parts grain alcohol and applied Chaos Theory.

Website

http://markarayner.com

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One Touch from the Maker

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Christianity, true short stories, inspirational

Description

“Tragedy stalks mankind, but the Lord said, ‘I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people.’ He demonstrates His Godhood in these fifty-one true stories of healing, provision, salvation and, in those moments when His answer is “no,” supernatural courage in His followers.
*Only a church on its knees stood between young Pastor Beams and an early departure from this life.
*Linda watched as the stream of fire flowed toward her dad. Then it exploded.
*When Larry’s golf swing landed him on his back, the beautiful day turned dark. Would the ex-Marine face life as a paraplegic?
*Bone weary, Virginia came face to face with Jesus.
*Steven overdosed after a night of heroin. Dead for three minutes, he didn’t like his out-of-body experience ‘Was it a waiting room for judgement?’”

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Darkness on the Edge of Town

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crime thriller, police procedural, internet predator

Description

Kids used to play outdoors until dinnertime, but now social media’s the new game in town. These days, they play on their smartphones. But with more freedom comes greater danger. Mobile devices are a conduit into a child’s life–not just for friends but for those who intend harm. This is the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated thriller, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN.

Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, troubleshoots homicide investigations in small towns where resources are scarce. When Laura investigates the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl found in a town’s park bandshell, she knows immediately what she’s up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she plagued by the abduction of a schoolmate eighteen years earlier?

In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of a north Florida town, she must confront the ghosts of her own past. Then another child goes missing–and Laura must race the clock to find her.

“A superb debut…Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction”
–T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar-award-winning author of The Border Lords

“A complex, multi-layered, nail-biting Superthriller”
–Michael Prescott, author of Dangerous Games

Website

http://jcarsonblack.com/

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Chip Hitler and His Pissy Fit

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Description

TNT was a superhero with a selfless agenda: helping humanity.
When certain members of the human race evolved into super beings, TNT embraced his god-like powers and tried hard to be one of the good guys.
Unfortunately, his change also altered his appearance, making him look and sound exactly like Adolph Hitler, except taller!
The tabloids renamed him Chip Hitler (as in chip off the ol’block). Chip perseveres until he is framed by the “hero” Moses who sends him into an inter-dimensional prison.
But Chip Hitler has escaped, and he wants vengeance on a world that has forced him into evil madness.
Now, a team of metas formed from the dregs of the hero community have banded together as The Alpha Dogs of Righteousness! Consisting of the deer-enabled Deerstryke, the mentally challenged intelligence drainer Mindnumb, the ultra-sexy MILF, and the shrinking dwarf Electron, the Alpha Dogs are led by the enigmatic Powerchair to save the world from Chip Hitler’s rampage!

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The Last Killiney

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Time Travel, Time Travel Romance, Historical Romance

Description

The Last Killiney is the story of a Pacific Northwest woman who remembers her past life as an Irish viscount’s lover. When she is swept back in time to relive this affair (along with the Irishman’s very unwilling modern counterpart), she learns hard truths about destiny, family, love and death in the 1790s.

The Last Killiney is about how Paul and Ravenna, flirting and arguing every step of the way, attempt to get back to their own time. Their struggles take them from London’s coal-darkened skies to British Columbia’s desolate, uncharted coasts where each must try to avoid their fate. History has foretold Paul will be killed by the First Nations people of Canada, while Ravenna will wed her own rakish, infatuated cousin. The fight against these two events is at the heart of the story.

This is a time-travel romance, but more in the vein of Diana’s Gabaldon’s Outlander than Meg Chittenden’s This Time Forever. Less a book about one man and one woman, The Last Killiney is Ravenna’s personal journey to womanhood in the company of three very different men. It encompasses not just the loss of her innocence, but her discovery and understanding of love in all its forms—good, bad, and unrequited.

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Fifty Reasons to Elop: Tips from a Bridezilla

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Wedding, Engagement, Bride

Description

While planning the wedding to launch a thousand ships, Sheila Connolly attempts to balance the pressures of being the perfect bride-to-be, her mother’s unwelcome new man friend and her enormous, embarrassing Irish Catholic family.

Sheila’s dream has finally come true. She is getting married. In the throes of planning, stressing and delegating, join Sheila as she transforms from a woman of sound mind into every bridesmaid’s worst nightmare. A Bridezilla.

Set in Massachusetts, this hilarious, fictional guide is full of tips and quips will ring true with most women who have ever planned a wedding or who have known a bridezilla.

Can Sheila cope with her mother dating, deal with her obnoxious relatives, neglectful friends and plan her ideal wedding?

Obvi. Sheila Connolly can handle anything. As long as there is wine involved.

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Trail of Thread

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historical fiction, pioneer women, civil war fiction

Description

Taste the dust of the road and feel the wind in your face as you travel with a Kentucky family by wagon trail to the new territory of Kansas in 1854.
Find out what it was like for the thousands of families who made the cross-country journey into the unknown.
In this first book of the Trail of Thread series in the form of letters she wrote on the journey, Deborah Pieratt describes the scenery, the everyday events on the trail, and the task of taking care of her family.
Stories of humor and despair, along with her ongoing remarks about camping, cooking, and quilting, make you feel as if you pulled up stakes and are traveling with the Pieratts, too.
But hints of the brewing trouble ahead plagued them along the way as people questions their motive for settling in the new territory. Why didn’t a Southern family have slaves with them? Would the Pieratts vote for or against legal slavery in the new state? Though Deborah didn’t realize it, her letters show how this trip affected her family for generations to come.
This series is based on author Linda K. Hubalek’s ancestors that traveled from Kentucky to Kansas in 1854. Besides the history of the times, Hubalek weaves quilting facts and quilt pattern sketches in her book series.

Website

http://www.lindahubalek.com

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Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

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Self-Help, Family, Rare Disease

Description

Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job that so many others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar, fancy dinners at some of the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of friends who adore her. And then everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, “You are sick.” Diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. At the very same time, she gets dumped. Her four year relationship is now nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition from them. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster. Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she is never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realisation sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying – Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out or are there others with the similar issues?

Website

http://www.pandorapoikilos.com

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Headwind

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Action adventure, road trip, thriller

Description

If you’re on vacation, fly commercial. If you’re on business, hire a charter. If you’re on a mission, fly with Mickey.

Tony Boccaccio is after a bag of cash that he believes is his. Max Burke thinks otherwise and has hired two couriers to take the money to California. Mickey Soto is a commercial pilot hauling freight and instructing students from a small, Florida airport. Tony hires Mickey and his airplane to go after the couriers. Mickey thought his days of flying illegal cargo were behind him, but the lure of easy money and his policy of ‘don’t ask/don’t tell’ cause him to add to his history of poor decisions. Tony’s cousin, Gina, jumps in to help, and the three of the end up in a desperate cross-crountry race that leads to a West Coast pier and a fateful decision by Tony that impacts their lives in ways that none of them could have foreseen.

Website

http://www.northerncrossonline.com

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Arms of an Angel

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Contemporary Romance, Hope

Description

Being wealthy and beautiful doesn’t promise an automatic ticket for happiness. Sometimes you need the angelic touch of someone who needs you as much as you need him… Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one set of wings ends and the other begins.

Claire is alluring, sensual – called an angel by some, though the woman she’s become is anything but celestial. Her heart is filled with pain so deeply embedded she doesn’t want to live any longer…until fate puts her into the hands of the most virtuous man she’s ever met; a man who needs someone like Claire to help him piece together the shattered bits of his own life.

Website

http://www.lindaboulanger.com/

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Cross Roads

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greed, fly fishing, murder

Description

Benjamin Cross is forced into a journey from an old to new life when he loses his prestigious job. He goes into hiding at his favorite town in Wind River, Idaho, and plans to spend a few months fishing before looking for his next job. But upon his arrival, he finds his longtime friends have fallen vulnerable to the foreclosure of their bar. He vows to help them fight a powerful and unethical newcomer, Mr. Templeton, not realizing that their struggles must overcome murder, cheating, and figuring out who they can trust.
Trust even amongst themselves.
Ben is forced down a road through seemingly unrelated events of fate, natural and supernatural happenings, all of which result in a composite of the man of confidence and skill, and his new found ability to love. This change that overpowers him begins when he lands in Wind River.

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The Vivatera

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Fantasy, Magic, Youthful Adventure

Description

Naomi Bucklingdown has no idea of the importance of her survival; her only clue is a mark on her neck – an interweaving star. She has lived her life in obscurity and knows very little of her origins and how she acquired the strange birthmark. But in a flashing moment Naomi’s discovers a young woman with the same unusual mark on her neck, but before she can reach her she is kidnapped; spirited away by a mysterious stranger, Reynolds Fairborne. Reynolds alone knows the secret of Naomi’s identity. Only he knows the danger she would face if she were ever discovered, for the Kingdom of Parbraven is poisoned by magic and the only hope for survival lies in a secret only Naomi has.

This is where her journey of discovery begins and her true identity is about to be revealed.

The Vivatera is a fresh look at fantasy; filled with youthful dialogue, gripping adventure, humor, a hint of romance, and a unique emotional connection to a tangible magic that is sweet and makes you feel it through the pages.

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Madeline Mann

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humorous mystery, female sleuth, quirky heroine

Description

Madeline Mann is a small town reporter whom nobody takes seriously until her old high school friend disappears; when Maddy begins her search for Logan Lanford, everyone takes notice.

This might be because just about everyone is a suspect in Logan’s disappearance, from his neglected wife to the shady mayor to Logan’s jealous brother. Even Madeline’s boyfriend seems to harbor some resentment toward the AWOL Logan and his reputation as a philanderer.

In searching for her old friend, Madeline is also searching for vindication of her career choice and a chance to be independent from a family that threatens to drive her crazy.

THE LIBRARY JOURNAL says that “Madeline’s zany family and humorous narrative make this series debut a pleasurable cozy read,” adding that “Julia Buckley is a writer to watch!”

Website

http://www.juliabuckley.com

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The Trouble With Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks #1)

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paranormal romance, young adult, series

Description

Portia Mullins had always lived the life of a normal teenager, up until her sixteenth birthday. She is then informed by her grandma that she is actually a witch who is a descendant from a long line of witches and warlocks. After overcoming her disbelief she finds that being a member of the coven comes with one great perk in the form of the school’s handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum. Vance and Portia have an immediate connection as a budding romance begins, only to be threatened by turbulent skies on the horizon as Vance’s checkered past rears its ugly head to haunt them. Portia is forced to use her untried powers in defense of everything she loves in a desperate attempt to hold on to the one thing that really matters in her life.

Website

http://www.ofwitchesandwarlocks.com

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Breakthrough

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sci-fi action, paranormal, assassination

Description

“A scientific breakthrough of such magnitude it could radically alter the future of humanity—for better or worse—is in the wrong hands.”

A group of graduate students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has stolen a breakthrough in opening and stabilizing Einstein-Rosen Bridges, commonly known as wormholes, that allows them to instantly transport people from one location to another. Their goal is to assassinate any powerful politician and executive controlling the world’s banking system that would use this technology for their own greedy gain rather than the advancement of mankind.

In south Orange County, California, young Chase Manhattan, part of a new breed of modern-day discovery seekers, seeks to leave behind his life of danger and adventure and settle down as an associate professor of physics at University of California-Irvine. He also desires to build a lasting relationship with a beautiful woman he has not seen since high school.

His idyllic plan is postponed when he soon uncovers the diabolical scheme on the other side of the country. He realizes he is the one person who can prevent more murders from happening and either control or destroy the technology. Once the M.I.T. group understands Chase and his friends have the ability and motivation to not only take the technology from them, but also thwart more killings, Chase finds himself in their crosshairs, the top-of-the-list target on their assassination agenda.

As the death toll mounts, Chase and his friends must battle this group of misled zealots from M.I.T. on both coasts and in cyberspace in a thrilling, desperate race to determine the outcome of this monumental, once in a millenium discovery that will drastically change life as we know it—for better or worse

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Get Funding For Your Book – KickStarter!!

I recently came across a very interesting website called – Kickstarter.

What is Kickstarter – well, here’s what they have to say:

“Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.

All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.

Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree… Welcome to Kickstarter!”

Honestly, this is very very interesting to me.

Award winning popular podcast author Mur Lafferty wanted to bring her stories to ebook format and asked for a little help doing so.  And if you pledge enough, not only do you help out but you also get copies of all her books.  She has raised $17,000 – that’s correct seventeen thousand dollars.  Holy Smokes!

I also happen to know a young author looking to write his third book who is looking for a little help.  Check out his video and see if you’d like to help him out here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dawsonvosburg/transport-the-world-to-a-magical-island?ref=live

Or try your own project.

Good luck!

 

 

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TMBOA – February 2011 Additions


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February 2011 Additions

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Coast to Coast

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female detective, murder mystery, blackmail

Description

Retired FBI senior investigator Charlotte Diamond finds herself jetting from murder on one coast of the United States to kidnapping on another in attempts to save both her lover and her former husband. Charlotte follows her new-found companion, the leading movie actress, Brenda Brandon, to Hollywood. Brenda had abruptly abandoned Hollywood and the movies and returned to her hometown of Hopewell on the Choptank, on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. But a cameo movie role she cannot turn down returns her to the scene of an old murder, for which she now is the leading suspect. Barely having dealt with that mystery on the West Coast, Charlotte is called back to Ocean City, Maryland, where her former husband and his new gambling casino have been targeted by the mob, and his new wife kidnapped.
Torn from West Coast to East Coast and thrown into the sphere of an even older and brighter flame than her former husband just when she had thought that her life was settling down, Charlotte is finding out that retirement looks a whole lot similar to when she was working on all cylinders at the FBI.

Website

cyberworldpublishing.com

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Canine Connections

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Dogs, gay anthology, inspirational

Description

Canine Connections provides a compendium of five explorations of the bonding of a gay man and a canine sidekick. Four of these novelettes have been previously published; a fifth is a never-before-published bonus. My Dog Jack is the journey of a young man who wants nothing to do with a dog but learns that Jack becomes everything to him and helps make him into a better, more-giving person. In Dire Conditions, a young man searches against all obstacles to be reunited with his dog. Saving Cleo is about a man at the dimming end of his life, struggling to make sure that his faithful canine companion lives on in well-earned comfort after her master has faded away. In Tank ’n Bull, a semipro football player who has possibly been knocked in the head one too many times finds understanding and acceptance—and another being to care about beyond himself—in a dog he whimsically purloins and takes on a journey of futility. The bonus story, Amos’s Andy, is another journey story of a young man who is drawn into danger by his inability to let go of his attachment to the dog he has lost and his mistaken belief that life holds nothing worthwhile for him.
In various ways, all of these stories are of a man’s struggling journey for self-worth, self-assurance, and understanding—with his canine companion his side.

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Surprise Encounters

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Gay anthology, gay erotica, gay relationships

Description

I am not sure what to say to introduce this collection of twenty-four erotic short stories to you. None involves a motor mechanic, but one involves miners, and there is a barbarian in there. They all involve surprises, but some are surprises that occur in relationships and some are surprise sexual encounters with strangers. Some are wild and involve several men and some only two. Most are meant to be nothing but entertaining, yet a couple are very serious. Some were first written to entertain “him,” the man I most want to entertain and who inspires me as no one else does, and a few were not.

I think the best thing to say about this varied collection of stories is “may you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed them when I wrote them.”

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Bad Girl Gone Mom

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Non-fiction, Memoir, Inspirational

Description

While K.C. struggled with sexual development dysfunction, hearing loss, and depression that impacts her young adult years, she battles with her family, her belief in God, and society as a whole, regarding what is normal for a woman. Traumatic events affect her deeply and the emotional pain leads to drug, alcohol, food, and sex addictions.
K.C. gets sober in her junior year of high school, but sobriety alone is not enough. When she finds out that she is miraculously pregnant, it is a wake-up call. She goes through a period of self-awareness and eventually turns her bad girl actions into experiences she can use to become a good mother. K.C. recognizes that she could have killed herself or given up hope, but she did not. Instead, she persevered, sought help and united with others who battled similar demons. She celebrates her success and challenges readers of all ages to liberate their secrets

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World’s Greatest Appetizers

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appetizers, cooking, recipes

Description

Get the party started and keep it rockin’ with Chef Antonio’s Amazing Appetizers! With recipes like Neurotic Nachos, Ass-Kickin’ Artichoke Dip, Crazy Crab Cakes and Nuclear Meltdown Hot Wings, you will be the hit-host! Guaranteed!

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A Terrace on the Tower of Babel

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Christian, Catholic, Jewish

Description

Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, with related scenes in New York, London, Washington D.C., Riyadh, and Ibiza, A TERRACE ON THE TOWER OF BABEL is a fast-moving, fascinating and boldly rollicking tale of epic proportions full of romance, intrigue, philosophy, history, science, humor, thrills, triumph and defeat. It is stark in its reality – frightening at times, comforting at others, rife with controversy yet mortared with sympathetic accord. Delve deep into its provocative and compelling depths or float along at the surface and enjoy it in either case – this is a story you’ll never forget!

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Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale

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young adult, paranormal romance, mystery

Description

Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life. So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed.

Website

ramonawray.com

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Fallen Snow

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Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense, Werewolves

Description

A collection of four romantic stories for fans of the paranormal genre. Tales of werewolves and ghosts, of giant spiders and toys who may or may not be alive. Delve into these tales with an open mind and expected the unexpected.

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Semisweet

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mystery, humor, interracial

Description

Maggie Swift, wife, mother, and private eye in training wants to do her first solo case, unfortunately, that is news to her irascible boss, P.I. Frank McAvoy. He wants her to stick to filing and answering the phones. Maggie has other plans. With help from her best friend, dessert chef and sometimes reluctant sidekick, Odessa Wilkes, she takes on a case and her first client. The mother of a bride wants Maggie to find out the truth about her future son-in-law, who may be marrying his blushing bride for more than love. As always, Odessa has problems of her own. Her boyfriend wants a deeper commitment, maybe even marriage. She has trouble running her cake making business let alone walk down the aisle, even though she’s found the perfect wedding dress. She also has bigger problems, a psycho bug exterminator wants to kill her, and she does not know why.

Website

jillbrock.net

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Wind in the Grasses Standing

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Historical, Romance, Native American

Description

When the United States Government issues an ultimatum to all non-treaty Indians to surrender to the reservations no later than January 31, 1876, Wind in the Grasses Dancing defies the mandate and joins Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse in one of the largest defensive stands in the history of the Lakota. As the threat of war becomes imminent and the Lakota’s world is thrown into chaos, Wind in the Grasses Dancing is faced with the most difficult decision of his life when he is torn between his love for Amber, the daughter of a local rancher, and his beloved people.

Amber Maxell, at the age of eighteen, leaves behind a life of luxury and comfort to accompany her brother Daniel to the western frontier. When Wind in the Grasses Dancing steals his way to the ranch and counts coup on their father’s prized stallion, Amber throws caution to the wolves and pursues him.

Wind in the Grasses Dancing is intrigued by her courage and boldness. In the months that follow they secretly meet and Amber discovers a unique people and embraces a passion that threatens the very fabric of her family and all that she had once held dear.

WIND IN THE GRASSES DANCING is a novel for anyone that has ever wondered about the forging of the western wilderness. Though the characters are fictional, this story is richly intertwined with the historical account of the real lives of the Lakota and their struggle to hold onto their traditions, culture, and religious beliefs against the brutality of prejudice that would eliminate them.

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Dark Visions

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Thriller, Suspense, Saul

Description

What if you could change future events? Stop an accident or save a life after one? Step in and stop a kidnapping before it happens?
These are the questions that face Sarah.
She is an automatic writer. When she blacks out, premonitions of a future tragic event are given to her. But on the next kidnapping things go wrong. Horribly wrong.
People die, accidents happen and a world of unknowing and uncertainty are her future.
If she has one…

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The Last Giant

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young adult, indie author, fantasy

Description

“In morning light, my heart’s delight, is slinking in and inking skin.” Firefly, one of the river people, lives by this ancient song. She yearns to be an inker and tattoo giants, just like her mother. But one morning a rogue giant kidnaps her mother and takes her up to the plateau, a dangerous place for all river people. Firefly attempts to rescue her mother, putting her own life in peril. To add to her problems, the dam that keeps her world safe begins to crumble and the giants must scramble to repair it, putting Firefly in even greater peril. Then she learns her mother harbors a secret that calls into question everything Firefly ever believed about her people, her family, and herself. From stampeding giants to flooding waters and burning mountains, Firefly copes with adventure and danger as her home and everything she knows and loves collapses. She must find the courage to survive in a new world built on the destruction of the old.

Website

http://mariowrites.com/

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No Rest for the Wicca

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paranormal romance, urban fantasy, vampires, witches, voodoo, mystery

Description

Communing with the dead is an everyday occurrence for PI Morgan Hawkes. A half-Wiccan witch who can commune with spirits of those caught between worlds, Morgan uses her talents to exorcise the trapped ghost or demon as part of the Paranormal Investigation Squad – until a string of murders with a voodoo slant prompts the Special Forces Agency to ask for her assistance. Someone’s killing pureblood witches- and the SFA’s convinced Morgan’s heritage (her father was a voodoo priest) could be instrumental in solving the mystery. Teamed with dashing SF agent Cole St. John – an Inheritor Vampire that sets her blood racing – the two of them fight their attraction for each other as they race to stop a madman from unleashing a demonic force upon the world.

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Unlawful Intrusion

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Suspense, Action

Description

“Overseas, I was going along with my countries orders. Now, my acts have brought me against their very commands.”

Set against the booming futuristic ecological developing city of Seattle, Washington, Noah Cason, bears his surroundings with his teeth gritted tightly, hiding his home life and his wife from anyone’s eyes. With regulations governing his every move, he seems unsure if his paranoia has the best of him or if there really are mass amounts of scanning devices continuously recording him, especially the artificial creations he’d like to crack open.

In a land most people would rather not be dwelling in, times have called for drastic measures. Measures that contradict many’s comfortable levels of living.

On his journey to recapture what he values most, Noah uncovers hidden passageways, underground societies, and a multi-level organizational cover-up.

Website

http://unlawfulintrusion.blogspot.com/

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Empire of Salt

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horror, zombies, zombie apocalypse

Description

The Olivers have a chance to make a new home at Salton Sea. Looking forward to California fun, sun and adventure they are unprepared for the ecological devastation they find. The sea is rotting, the town of Bombay Beach is dying and the citizens are like bait, waiting to be plucked from their homes by what comes from the sea. Beware the coming of the green, they say. Beware the coming of the night.

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Buttermilk Moon

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Texas, world war ii, Southern fiction

Description

In 1944, a fifteen-year-old Texas boy fakes his identity and runs away to Europe, seeking his father who is lost in the world war.

At the height of the Second World War, George Cooper’s father is captured by the Wehrmacht. After a devastating storm, George leaves behind a mother, grandmother and girlfriend on their Texas farm and joins the Army to search for his missing father in Europe. With no training and borrowed dog tags, he finds himself in a place both foreign and frightening. George finds his way to Germany with help from a Belgian boy and a secret German book, wrecking a plane and freeing a trainload of Jewish prisoners along the way.

Back home his mother struggles to hold the family together. An eccentric aunt and boozing uncle test her patience. A grandmother grieving her dead husband comforts Sarabelle, George’s girlfriend, who has come to live with the Coopers after the storm and the loss of her family.

Set during the greatest struggle of the twentieth century, Buttermilk Moon is a distillation of what it means to be an American—a mythical connection to the land and family and mystic communion with past generations. George’s quest evokes the human will to survive, the human capacity for suffering and the perseverance—at any cost—to be near those we love.

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From Vegas With Blood

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Las Vegas, mystery, vampire

Description

They say that a new light shines in Las Vegas for every person who visits. But unlike the countless millions who visited Sin City this year, today you decided to be part of the ‘what happens’ that ‘stays’. After exploring the lights, you find a job as a salesperson at a kiosk on the Strip. It’s your first night and Daniela is your trainer. She seems friendly providing you with the secrets on living and working in Sin City, but she possesses a quality that you can’t place. After quickly learning the job, Daniela gives you a special book containing eleven stories of love, mystery, and suspense-this book. As you read these stories, you begin to realize this book, Daniela, and the lights of Las Vegas are not what you imagined! Will your Vegas light shine Blood Red?

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The Device

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Science Fiction, suspense, dystopian future

Description

A mysterious device.

A physicist with advanced medical knowledge.

A man’s quest to uncover the secrets of his past and save the woman he loves.

When John Timmons finds an unusual metal object behind his cabin in Colorado, he suspects it belongs to his new neighbor, Jacob Mowat–a retired nuclear engineer who claims to have been employed by the government. As their friendship progresses, John discovers that his neighbor is guarding a terrible secret. His search for answers leads to a startling truth about his own troubled past as an orphan and the fate of humanity.

THE DEVICE is a character-driven mystery that explores loss and redemption, corruption and miracles. Fans of speculative fiction–George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World—will enjoy the frightening climax.

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Mangroves and Monsters

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Description

Charlie Cooper, reluctant teacher by day and broken-hearted wanderer by night, is a man desperately in love with a dead woman. But is Angeline St. Cyr really dead? The supermodel fell victim to an auto-pedestrian accident in New Orleans. Police reports and medical records substantiate the severity of her injuries. Cosmetics mogul Mathieu Fournier, her former boss, orchestrated a cremation and memorial service. The paparazzi swarmed celebrity attendees. Fans mourned. Call it gut instinct, call it what you will, but Cooper is convinced Angeline’s death was an elaborate scheme Fournier sold to the world. He isn’t buying it, nor is his heart. A tenuous lead draws him to the Caribbean island of Jacqueme Dominique. Only Cooper isn’t alone in his quest. By chasing his dream of rekindled love, he becomes embroiled in murder, treachery and abduction at the hands of his old nemesis Willem Voorhees — a merciless killer. For five long years Cooper’s love survived while he searched for Angeline. Will finding her cost him his life?

Website

http://sharonpenningtonwrites.webs.com/

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Zaftan Entrepreneurs

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First Contact, Satire, aliens

Description

Tired of reading scifi and fantasy stories that take themselves too seriously? Zaftan Entrepreneurs is a unique First Contact story; it is part adventure and part corporate and political satire spiced with comic relief.
Here, you’ll find nasty, snarly aliens, fantasy creatures, humans, romance, magic, and–just like the real world–incompetent politicians and feuding bureaucracies. What more could a fantasy/scifi reader ask for?
Aliens, fantasy creatures and humans in one story? They don’t mix very well. Neither do untrustworthy aliens and deceitful government bureaucrats.

Website

http://hankquense.com

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.38 Caliber Cover-Up

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Romantic Suspense, Texas, Fast-paced

Description

AN UNDERCOVER AGENT, A BEAUTIFUL COP…AND THE BULLET THAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER
Undercover DEA agent Erren Rhodes was used to working alone. So the very idea of teaming up with Officer Darby O’Malley to ferret out a killer wasn’t exactly how he thought this critical mission would go. But thanks to information only the beautiful cop possessed, finding whoever was responsible for shooting Erren’s friend made Darby a valuable—and irresistible—partner. Digging into the case, though, revealed a far-reaching conspiracy…and angered all the wrong people. Now, trying to bring a killer to justice while keeping Darby safe was making Erren remember why he was better off on his own. Especially when Darby made him long to hole up together in the safe house and never let her out of his sight.

Website

AngiMorgan.com

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Hill Country Holdup

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Description

SHE’D DO ANYTHING TO RESCUE HER KIDNAPPED SON…EVEN IF THAT MEANT TURNING TO THE FBI AGENT WHO DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS A FATHER

Dr. Jane Palmer had every intention of telling FBI agent Steve Woods he was a father. But the rehearsed lines and practiced responses were forgotten the moment her little boy was kidnapped. Now, heart breaking and on the verge of falling apart, Jane needed Steve more than ever.…

After every attempt at putting old feelings to rest, Steve Woods never expected Jane back in his life. Especially not for this reason. Racing against a ticking clock, desperate to earn Jane’s trust, Steve still sensed Jane wasn’t telling him everything. Which made him wonder why she’d come to Texas in the first place. And what it had to do with the child he’d do anything to rescue.

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An Apple For Zoe

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occult detective, witchcraft, murder

Description

The City of San Francisco is locked in a grip of fear. A series of occult murders has led, Inspector Thomas James, to a crime scene similar to a murder committed 90 years ago in the once grand Aleris Hotel. A place where power barons of the early 20th Century engaged in witchcraft. And silent film stars indulged in the most wicked of sins.

A place where no one questions the black smoke the rises from the hotel’s incinerators in the middle of the night.

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Invisible Tears

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Child abuse, trafficking, memoir

Description

This is the story of Abbie’s struggle to survive, the grim details of child abuse of the worst kind all told from the perspective of a little girl. As a teenager Abbie is uncontrollable. A Modette during the 80′s revival, she finds a love of scooters, rebellion and gang life on the wild side. Dulling her pain with alcohol, drugs and promiscuity at a very young age she loses control and becomes well known to the local police.

Her family eventually disowns her realizing they are unable to help. Abbie finds herself in the care of the Court until she is abandoned by children’s homes and Social Services too. Alone, penniless and pregnant at the age of 16, she is haunted by the secrets of her unspeakable past. Will anyone ever see her invisible tears?

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The Alchemical Horseman

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Fantasy, Spiritual, Tarot

Description

Stripped of his purpose in life and of belief in himself, the thirty-four-year-old Xavier Perdue has his world inverted by a shadowy knight, an elemental blue horse and the knight’s companion, Epsibar Sophia.
Metaphorically pitched upon the same path, the three lead him to a realisation of his own value in an upside-down world, releasing within him the entheogen of change. Battling outer odds, fighting inner demons, he turns the base of himself into pure gold.

The 22 chapters are named after the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of The Tarot: the journey from Fool to The World. The unfolding events reveal the power of the individual spirit when pitted against the impossible, how personal transformation can shape the world. The small is like the great. The great is like the small. It is an aspirational tale, set in both future and past, lifted by the poetry of its telling.

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My Lord Raven

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contemporary romance, romance, kindle

Description

….I speak of a love that happens betwixt a man and a woman but once in a lifetime…

More than two centuries had passed since the great Earl of Ravensmoor had whispered the phrase on his deathbed. The heirs of Ravensmoor, intent on honoring a dying man’s request, endure a lifelong quest to seek the soul of the love lost of their ancestor. The tale of ill-fated love taunted every one of his ancestors, and Dante Burroughs was the last of the great line. If he didn’t succeed in bringing the heart and soul of Kaitlyn home, the Ravensmoors would vanish into obscurity, lost in time.
He was unaware of the hidden promises whispered in the ancient deathbed phrase, or of the dreams that would torment him when he came of age.
The images of a woman and a life he did not know haunted him. She taunted him, drawing him into a gossamer web that left him unfulfilled and lost in a corrupt and modern world. He knew he had to find her, the woman capable of redeeming his cursed soul and granting him the love he sought.
Across an ocean, Kathleen Bennett knew the torment. Restless and responsible, her dreams are filled with the image of blue-eyed man that whispers seductive promises to her willing heart.

A time would come, when the souls of the past would collide….

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The Great Collapse

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Futuristic Thriller, Apocalyptic, Christian Fiction

Description

Imagine waking up one morning to find that all of the modern technology we depend upon is gone. How would we survive?

While scientists prepare for a massive solar flare heading towards the earth, a hostile foreign government steals a top-secret, experimental weapon. When they use the EMP weapon to attack America however, the result is the immediate and catastrophic loss of modern technology all over the planet. The president calls upon Dr. James White to lead a group of scientists and theologians in an effort to develop a plan that will offer humanity a second chance at civilization. When societies begin to unravel, refugees flee the anarchy in the cities as people learn how to survive in a world without technology, a world for which they are not prepared. Will humanity survive this catastrophic event? Join author Jeff Horton for a journey into the chaotic and perilous new world of The Great Collapse.

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http://www.hortonlibrary.com

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Suicide Notes

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Thriller, Suspense, Saul

Description

A girl loses her mother to suicide causing her to be obsessed with suicide notes while dreaming of writing her own. She finds her mother’s suicide note 2 years after the fact. This causes her to ask questions that put her in the path of an evil which has inhabited her town for more than 150 years.

The hatred oozing from the bowels of the condemned house made anyone passing by feel wary. For Walter it was just another house to demolish. He couldn’t be more wrong.

A man finds a garbage bag full of money. He thinks all his worries are over. The thieves will stop at nothing to get their loot back and he’s the only one standing in the way of their Blood Money.

These and other stories will chill your blood.

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One Day at a Time: Daily Affirmations and Encouragement for Breastfeeding Mothers

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Breast feeding, baby shower gift, attachment parenting

Description
Breastfeeding is not always easy. Many new mothers struggle to make it just one day.

This book is designed to hold your hand and take you day by day – one day at a time – through the first month of nursing. Each day you will be applauded, comforted, and enlightened about the many benefits of breastfeeding and show you how to stay the course in your breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding is a rewarding experience, and you can do it if you take One Day at a Time.

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Dead Locked

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mystery, adventure

Description

When a shipwreck exploration turns into a modern day life or death treasure hunt, it’s up to Imogen Bell to decipher the clues and crack open a centuries-old mystery.

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http://www.amysnovels.com

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What Every Dream Means

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dream interpretation, dreaming, dream meanings

Description

What Every Dream Means is written to inspire confidence in the reader that every dream can personally be understood and properly interpreted. Each chapter includes helpful examples and truth for those who dream and are searching to understand a higher and more satisfying meaning of their dreams and unique symbolism. Learn also about the dynamic dream interpretive process by absorbing reliable principles and insights that effectively unlock these profound dream mysteries and vital messages of the night. Dreams have been viewed from various perspectives historically that are intriguing, but at best incomplete. What Every Dream Means offers a fresh examination of dreams, which nearly every ancient culture to the present have been fascinated by.

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Tarantula Woman

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mexico, travel adventure, romance

Description

Located across the U.S.-Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez, Mariscal Street (otherwise known as the Boulevard of Broken Dreams) harbors Donald O’Donovan’s quintessential character, Jerzy Mulvaney, as he unsuccessfully courts the Tarantula Woman—a prostitute named Ysela with a tattoo of a tarantula on her left shoulder blade. She is just one of many women in one man’s unapologetic and aimless existence in Mexico where each day brings another round of whorehouses, drunken stupors, odd jobs, eruptions of violence and encounters with equally directionless individuals.

Not since Charles Bukowski’s Factotum has a transgressive autobiographical novel touched upon with such rawness the everyday realities of a modern-day American desperado. Yet somewhere in the midst of all the strident nihilism, O’Donovan’s alter ego, Jerzy Mulvaney, manages to stumble upon an ambition of sorts: to become a real Mexican. “I wanted to destroy whatever remained of my identity, my American identity; to melt down into a primal being, because the greatest thing is to be unknown, anonymous, and truly free.”

Rather than a work of fiction, Tarantula Woman is a refreshingly honest document that subtly addresses such essential subjects as life, love, death and the challenge of simply being.

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El Acontecimiento

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espanol, suspense, misterio

Description

A Scientific research team has conducted one of the most ambitious experiments in history. But something goes wrong and there is an unusual event, which threatens to destroy society as we know it.
A journalist discovers the dark political intrigue surrounding the experiment, and faces a government agency and a terrorist group who are trying to hide discovery.

En unas instalaciones científicas de Jerusalén, un equipo de investigación ha llevado a cabo uno de los experimentos más ambiciosos de la historia. Pero en el transcurso del mismo se produce un acontecimiento insólito, que amenaza con remover los cimientos de la sociedad tal y como la conocemos.

Un periodista de investigación descubre la oscura trama política que rodea al experimento, al tiempo que se enfrenta a una agencia gubernamental y a un grupo terrorista, que por diferentes motivos pretenden enterrar el descubrimiento.

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The Fix-it Man

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Romance, Suspense

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John Faron, a natural-born tinkerer, can apparently fix anything. But when he’s forced by the actions of a madman to make an unthinkable choice, John soon finds that the one thing he can’t mend, is his own broken heart.

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The Memory of a Face

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Hong Kong, Love, Asian

Description

What is love? Is it the craving to be with him or is it the realization that you should let him go? Is it about telling him how he makes you feel or is it about suffering in silence? Is love a compromise? Can it be faked? Can love change over time? Can it last? Can it be forgotten?

Diano lives in the past, hanging on to the memories of his lost love. Oliver is struggling to keep his turbulent relationship going. Andy has never loved anybody except his longtime boyfriend. Summer is waiting for her Prince Charming. Cute is looking for a boyfriend to support his education. Sky is not brave enough to stand up for his love. Thus begins their story.

Set in Hong Kong and China, where the ultra-modern live in a traditional society and struggle to find love, the story shall resonate with anyone who has loved, lost somebody or had to let go.

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http://anshdas.com

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Reality Weight Loss

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Weight loss, fitness, conditioning

Description

Reality Weight Loss will show you how to personalize and customize weight loss to make it easy and even enjoyable. Fitness should last a lifetime not a few weeks like fad diets. take charge and create a fitness program that fits you and your lifestyle.

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The Last Radiant Heart

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science fiction, time/dimension travel, brain power

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http://www.daniellancewright.com

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Where are you, Anne Bonny?

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action adventure, lady pirate, Anne Bonny

Description

In a steamy Jamaican prison with confederates Calico Jack Rackham and Mary Read, infamous Anne Bonny awaits the hangman’s noose for piracy in October, 1720. Anne and Mary plead “their bellies” to escape the gallows temporarily but only Mary is pregnant. Anne must get away or be found out.
Escape begins a two year adventure of disguises, a trek across hostile Indian lands and a return to piracy. On the run, she loses friends; some killed simply for standing at her side. This gives birth to a growing psychosis that shapes her future as she fights to survive.

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Six Years Worth

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homelessness, inspirational, Texas farm

Description

Without home or hope, suicide seems the only way for Pop to achieve elusive peace of mind. It’s a dangerously comforting thought. With little reason, aside from escaping another harsh northern winter, Pop heads south on a freight train and gets off in the small farming community of Green Meadow, Texas. The suicide alternative looms large as a downtown diner refuses to serve him. But, then, a six-year-old boy holding out a cup of coffee to him changes everything. Pop’s education on relearning to live begins. Colt Bradshaw offers up Six Years’ Worth of needed wisdom.

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Restricted: A novel of half-truths

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eating disorders, recovery, anorexia

Description

“Restricted” takes readers into the mind of a nineteen year old girl named Erin. Brought on by the obsession over weight and calories, and fueled by low self-esteem, she falls victim to an eating disorder. The journey told starts during the height of the sickness and follows Erin through the many challenges and lessons of treatment. Based on the author’s own experiences, Erin’s story is not unique. There are millions around the world who are living her story, still struggling to find their way.

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http://www.facebook.com/restrictedbook

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1699: A Vampire Novel

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Vampire, interracial, romance

Description

Vampire, Seth Bjorn, meets the beautiful Nia one night while he is on the hunt for a victim. They are immediately attracted to each other and begin an adventure together that neither ever anticipated.

Their initial meeting turns into an explosively sensual love. A love, which is tested over and over again through the course of several dangerous and life changing ordeals.

Will their love survive the horrors of the life they now live? Will their very existence survive all of the unexpected and frightening events?

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Love in the Outback

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lesbian fiction, female protagonist, erotica

Description

Tara and Grace’s relationship is still new when they move from the protective environments of the city of San Francisco to the wilds of Australia.

Both women will be tested as an ex-lover and the near death of one of them will make them question their commitment and love.

Will Tara and Grace walk away from their love or dig deep within their hearts to unearth the real love they both have for each other?

This struggle will involve family and friends as the two women learn what it takes to be a couple while becoming comfortable with their new life in Australia.

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One Day at a Time

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Breast feeding, parenting, baby

Description

Breastfeeding is not always easy. Many new mothers struggle to make it just one day. This book is designed to hold your hand and take you day by day – one day at a time – through the first month of nursing. Each day you will be applauded, comforted, and enlightened about the many benefits of breastfeeding and show you how to stay the course in your breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding is a rewarding experience, and you can do it if you take One Day at a Time.

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Easy Classical Guitar Solos

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classical guitar, classical guitar solos, classical guitar tablature

Description

This collection features a selection of classical pieces by the world’s most renowned composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Pachelbel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Edward Elgar.
For the beginnner or intermediate classical guitar player, in both standard notation and tablature.
Includes: Air on G String Canon in D Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Ode to Joy Lullaby and more.

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Shadows of Destiny

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paranormal, young adult, remote view

Description

ON THE BANKS OF A SLEEPY BAYOU… a lost soul is nestled in the piney woods of East Texas, waiting and watching in the darkness of the shadows. He is feverishly seeking the past but is inevitably snared in the present and will stop at nothing to find his destiny.
ALARMED BY THIS LOST SOUL who stalks her while she sleeps, Analise Michaels struggles to find meaning within her dreams.
ANALISE ISN’T LIKE OTHER TEENAGERS…She travels in her sleep. She talks to angels. Spirits are drawn to her pureness of heart. She can see and hear what others cannot, or perhaps that which they simply refuse to acknowledge.
AS ANALISE NAVIGATES THE TANGLED WEB of drama and hysterics during her senior year of high school, she finds an unlikely friend and makes several enemies along the way. Her life becomes inescapably intertwined with an enigmatic stranger she must depend upon to help her unravel the mystery behind her haunted dreams and finally release the Shadows of Destiny.

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http://www.galeminchew.com

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How to deal with a workaholic boss

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self-help, business

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Icarus Rising

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fantasy,adventure, Lord of the rings

Description

In Nostraterra, the wars between the allied races of Elves, Men and Dwarves have ended; the Dark Lord Magnar has been overthrown. The Great Peace is suddenly shattered when Alfrahil, Crown Prince of Eldora is nearly assassinated. The King suspects his younger son Daerahil’s lust for the throne has taken a dark and deadly turn, ignoring all evidence to the contrary. Is Daerahil the architect of this terrible plot or is he an unwitting pawn on someone else’s chessboard?
In the forests of the Elves, it is whispered that Elven Prince Ferox plans to seize the lands of Nostraterra for himself. Aiding Daerahil and his allies, Ferox hopes to fuel a conflagration which will consume Eldora, leaving the lands of Nostraterra his for the taking.
Meanwhile, the Dwarves are wracked by deep divisions as the Flame Priests vie for supremacy, desiring to usurp all Dwarven power into their religion of segregation and hatred for other races. Secular Dwarf lords fight against the growing powers of the priests, trying to hold their kingdoms intact; preventing war from breaking out anew.
In their distant refuge of Platonia, several pacifist Gracies are called from their pastoral home, embarking upon a great journey to aid the Magi, Oracle to the races. Transporting the last survivors of an ancient sentient race to the Magi’s Emerald Vale, the Gracies are waylaid by craven foes who seek the magic of these last ephemeral beings. Will they succeed, or will the magic of life itself be forever lost?
Who wants to tear the world asunder, feasting upon the ruins of the kingdom of Men? Will the world descend into chaos, or will it be saved from the ambitious and craven who threaten all? The answers lie within which begins your journey through the magical lands of Nostraterra.

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http://www.davidpauly.com

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No Way Out: A Suspense Novel

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suspense, contemporary, suspenseful

Description

Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. The police seem unable – or unwilling – to help. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet.

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Suspicions: a novel of suspense

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suspense, contemporary, suspenseful

Description

When a neighbor boy is kidnapped for ransom, Stacey Hunter is stunned to discover that circumstantial evidence points to her husband. Not able to believe he could be involved in such a horrifying crime, she sets out to discover who is really behind the kidnapping.

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Miya Black, Pirate Princess I: Adventure Dawns

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adventure, pirates

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For Princess Miya Black, ‘home’ is Clover Island, a tiny dot of a place not even named on most maps. Founded fifteen years ago by her parents, ex-pirate Tomas “Boots” Black and ex-princess Lilith “Lily” Brightburn, it’s a place for second chances and new beginnings. It’s there that Miya was born, there she grew up, and there she now lives, spending her days riding with her best friend, practicing swordsmanship with her fake uncle, sailing with her father, and avoiding book lessons with her mother. To Miya it’s the best place in the entire world, and she knows how lucky she is to have it.

So when her home is threatened Miya doesn’t just sit around around sulking. She’s the princess of Clover Island, with the blood of pirate legends running through her veins, and she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her kingdom.

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Clover Island Publishing

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Children of Elementi

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young adult fantasy, books for boys, powers

Description

The powerful Elementi Empire spanned over a thousand years, its kings and queens loved and revered by their people and their elemental powers feared by their enemies. One fateful night almost a century ago, the Empire was destroyed by treachery and Magi illusion. All five heirs were thought to be lost… until now.

On present day Earth, Jake has an ordinary life, school, bullies, parties… until he stumbles on an ancient crystal and discovers his adoption and a royal past.

As Jake touches the pendant, the Magi Emperor in Eleria is alerted that not all the Elementi were killed all those years ago. The Emperor summons an evil fire demon and sends him across the dimensional barrier to hunt and kill the last of the Elementi.

Can Jake learn to control his growing elemental powers and reunite the other lost children in time?

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http://www.cericlark.com

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The Company of Fellows

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psychological thriller, psychological mystery, mysteries and thrillers

Description

Imagine the Inspector Morse novels had been written by Thomas Harris. The Company of Fellows is a psychological thriller set in Oxford University.

Tommy West. A brilliant Oxford academic, until a breakdown 12 years ago. He has reinvented himself as a successful interior designer. His new life is comfortable, in every way, and safe. But he misses the challenge of academia.

Charles Shaw. Outspoken professor of theology. Sensualist. Unpopular with all his colleagues. Loathed by his ex-wife. And, as of five minutes ago, dead.

As a student, Shaw was Tommy’s mentor. Now Tommy must draw on the professor for inspiration one more time in order to find his killer. But all he has to go on are a handful of papers for the controversial research the professor was working on when he died. And the Professor’s 18 year-old daughter Becky, for whom Tommy is the last hope to get some closure on the troubled relationship with her father. And a police investigation convinced the Professor’s death was a suicide. An investigation led by Tommy’s ex.

The further Tommy gets inside the twisted lives of Shaw and his colleagues, and the closer he gets to the dark secrets that hide the truth, the further he gets from the safety he has so carefully built for himself, placing not just his life, but his sanity, at risk.

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The Accidental Spy

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American historical fiction, American Revolution, spies,Pennsylvania historical

Description

Dandy Dan McCracken is a rogue wandering around eastern Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. Wounded and on the run from the law, he’s rescued and nursed to health by the lovely ward of Benedict Arnold’s procurement officer. When the girl’s husband returns from the front, McCracken falls in with British spies. He switches sides again as a result of love and becomes a hero, not through choice but circumstance.

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Being Someone Else

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J. R. Lindermuth, Sticks Hetrick, mystery series, pennsylvania

Description

Some believe violence foreign to our nature. Dan ‘Sticks’ Hetrick, retired chief and now consultant to the Swatara Creek police department, knows better. We put a lid on our natural tendency to violence when we started living in groups, devising moral codes to hold it in check and allow us to live in harmony with others. But, deep down in the id-the site of instinct-there’s always that tendency to violence. When an out-of-state reporter is found murdered at a disreputable bar the tendency to violence spirals in the rural Pennsylvania community, and the investigative trail keeps bringing Hetrick and his team back to the family of a wealthy doctor who has come home to retire. Hetrick and his protégé Officer Flora Vastine are joined by an old friend from his State Police days as they unravel old secrets and mysteries in a tale with as many shocking twists as a country road.

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