January 2009 Additions – Tag You’re It

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January 2009 Additions (Happy new year)!

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Drop Dead Delicious

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (December 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439220344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439220344
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $15.99

Description

Best friends since high school, Maggie Swift and Odessa Wilkes are working hard at their new careers, Maggie as a P.I. in-training and Odessa as a dessert chef. A pixie redhead, with more curiosity than common sense, Maggie wants to do more than the dishes and coaching her son’s soccer team. Once, Odessa wanted to be as rich as Oprah, now she dreams of winning first place on a televised Bake Off, if she can just find a killer cake recipe.

As a mother and wife, Maggie’s knack for finding things and people motivates her to try her hand at sleuthing. Armed with a certificate from her Adult Education Class, Private Investigation for Idiots, and a job working for a retired New York City police detective’s failing P.I. business, she wants to give it a go. Despite, protests from her husband, a hyperactive eight year old son and an inscrutable family dog. In between PTA meetings and doing the laundry, Maggie thinks she could be the next Sam Spade,

For Odessa, after a tumultuous year, finally she is back on track, with her growing cake making business. Despite having to work with her demanding sister, Candace at their family restaurant The Blue Moon, things are looking good. Until her embezzling ex-boss comes back to town.

Burke Peterson was a nightmare Odessa would sooner forget, but he won’t let her. His return to New York City brings back really bad memories. Especially the one where Odessa gets tossed out of her high paying job, dumped by her ‘perfect’ boyfriend on a crowded Manhattan street and stuck in a subway fire all on the same day. The incident left her with an anxiety disorder and little blue pills to manage it.

With Peterson’s return, Odessa has to contend with her overwhelming desire to kill him with a poison pie, dealing with her new boyfriend’s sudden jealousy and finding the recipe for the perfect cake! While Maggie tries to help her best friend, she has problems of her own. Her first stake out brings her too close for comfort to a deranged oversexed mistress and her accident prone husband’s penchant for power tools.

Despite all their efforts, Peterson drags Odessa and Maggie reluctantly into dirty money, hidden codes, the FBI, Las Vegas and murder.

Tags Requested:

mystery, humorous, women, interracial romance bwwm, evonovich

Website:

http://www.jillbrock.net/
http://jillibrock.blogspot.com/

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Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death and Life

  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440429650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440429651
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $9.99

Description

A Promising New Voice in Speculative Fiction!

With four brand new stories added, Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death & Life, Second Edition, is the new revision of the highly acclaimed short story collection from Gregory Bernard Banks. Compared to authors such as Roger Zelazny and Harlan Ellison, Banks takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotion with stories ranging from the sweet tale of a boy who simply wants to be “Touched” by the world in which he is an outcast, to the haunting and lyrical tale of the savior of abused kids known as “The Soul Man.”

The collection also contains the L. Ron Hubbard Writer’s of the Future Contest Quarter-finalist “Kachina Dawn,” about a Hopi man who leaves his village to find his purpose in life, but returns with a terrifying secret that could destroy his world. In addition there is the Writer’s of the Future Contest Semi-finalist “Avatar,” about a disabled man who seeks to escape his frail body, but learns that one’s Fate is much harder to elude.

Author Gregory Bernard Banks combines the colorful storytelling style of the “Golden Age” of science fiction with the thoughtful exploration of contemporary issues. These stories will take you on an emotional journey through death and life, and leave you contemplating the varied aspects of the human condition.

Having received acclaim from noted authors such as Piers Anthony (author of the Xanth series and many others), and Carole McDonnell (author of Wind Follower), Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death & Life, Second Edition, promises to be one of the most exciting releases of 2008.

So give this new voice in Literary Speculative Fiction a try!

Tags Requested:

short stories, science fiction, fantasy

Website:

http://www.wheelmanpress.com/

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Harlem Redux

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141659356X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416593560
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $21.95

Description

It is 1926, the heart of the roaring twenties and Harlem is the place to be. Years after dropping out of Harlem society, David McKay, a handsome lawyer from a prominent Strivers’ Row family, returns home, devastated by the news of his sister’s suicide.

What caused her to take her life? Why did she marry a man she barely knew, giving him a claim to the family home? Why did Lilian feel compelled to keep her marriage a secret?

Burdened by a secret of his own, McKay dares to stay in Harlem to stave off the threat to his family home and answer questions about Lilian’s death. He rediscovers the world of the Harlem Renaissance, a place of suffocating class strictures, seductive patrons, and aristocratic civil rights leaders. His inquiry takes him from the wealthy salons of Renaissance Harlem to the crowded tenements of its poor. He uncovers old loves and festering hatreds.

The deeper he probes, the closer he comes to unleashing forces that threaten to reveal his own crippling secret — one that could destroy or redeem him.

This gripping mystery, taut and lyrical, combining elements of the suspense and hard-boiled genres, evokes the mystique of Harlem’s most fascinating era. Absorbing and powerful, Harlem Redux combines incisive comment on race and class with a tragic tale of unrequited love.

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mystery, historical fiction, Harlem Renaissance

Website:

http://www.persiawalker.com/walker-harlem.htm

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Shaihen Heritage

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Bright Pen (February 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755210301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755210305
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $17.95

Description

Somewhere along the line where human nature meets human imagination, myths are created. Somewhere in that space lives the spirit that created and sustains Shehaios, the Fair Land.

One man embodies the spirit. A man all too susceptible to the human flaws which lie beneath the cloak of magic.

The journey of self-discovery for Kierce, heir to the Lord High Magician, and Caras, heir to the Chief of Oreath, is inextricably bound up with the history of their land. A history and a magic which may be lost forever, swamped beneath the dominant Empire of the Sacred Union, unless they and their people can devise a means of survival.

Cloak of Magic is a highly readable fantasy history populated with great characters and political intrigue.

Tags Requested:

fantasy, magic, historical fantasy

Website:

http://www.shehaios.co.uk

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The Judas Apocalypse

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: I Publish Press (May 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098091602X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980916027
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Price: $16.99

Description

On the eve of the Second World war, Dr. Gerhard Denninger, a German archeologist is approached by infamous Grail seeker Otto Rahn who tells him a fantastic story of Templars, Church scandal, a long-buried manuscript, and the key to finding the famous lost treasure of the Cathars. In 1944, with the help of a group of American soldiers, Denninger continues his quest for the secret of the Cathar treasure. With dangers dogging them at every step, will they find what they’re seeking? And will they be prepared for the shocking discovery that awaits them?

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action adventure, historical fiction

Website:

http://www.ipublishpress.com/

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Life’s a Bitch. So am I. Rachel Cord PI

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (October 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432731432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432731434
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

Hard-boiled or only poached in Tabasco, private detective Rachel Cord pursues multiple threads seeking a runaway teen and why gay performers at Miss Kitty’s Kathouse Kabaret are being savagely attacked; threads that twist and bind Rachel within a tight cord of lost love, child pornography, rape, murder, and near insanity.

Tags Requested:

mystery, female detective, women sleuths

Website:

http://www.rachelcord.net

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Altar and Throne

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438904525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438904528
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $28.49

Description

Abe Williston loved bush flying in Northwestern Ontario but when he had to fly nineteen Indian children to the residential school in an airplane designed for ten, he was not a happy man. . Now, at the controls of a small airplane owned by Michael Redsky, he was headed back to Kenora, Ontario, returning to close friends he’d left behind as Native culture was being sacrificed on the white man’s altar of bureaucracy. Would there be something to keep him from leaving a second time? The memories of forgotten friendships held no answers.

Jack Redsky, a full-blooded Ojibway Indian had been entrusted with the Native heritage of his forefathers. The coming of the white man brought pressures on his life, which he, and his two oldest sons, Pete and Johnnie, were ill-equipped to cope with.

Diana Corrigan and Jenny Redsky were mothers and friends from different cultures who would be affected by the Canadian government’s Altar & Throne policy of stripping the Native people of their culture.

Susan, a white woman who fell in love with Ignace Two Bears, would prove to be a pillar of support for the Native way of life she saw threatened. Living on the Long Grass Reservation, she watched over Michael Redsky as he grew to manhood. Set in simpler times against the background of Northwestern Ontario’s Lake of the Woods, ALTAR and THRONE explores the friendships between Natives and whites, tested by a world turning more complex as cultures collide.

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historical fiction, Native American, multicultural

Website:

EdZaruk.com

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Mr. Jefferson’s Piano and other Central Harlem Stories

  • Perfect Paperback: 470 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha World Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976755882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976755883
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Price: $18.97

Description

Based on real life events that took place in city-owned housing during the seventies, eighties and early nineties, my debut novel gives the reader intriguing tidbits of insider information about the world of city-owned property management in Central Harlem over three decades from 1978 to 2001.

Telling the tale through the eyes of fictional character Melba Farris, Mr. Jefferson’s Piano and Other Central Harlem Stories is an anthology that weaves together a rich tapestry 68 short stories, journal entries, agency memos and letters. Melba is a naïve, idealistic, Midwestern who accepts the job of a city real estate manager to help her less fortunate brothers and sisters with their housing woes.

Melba meets the oldest woman in Harlem in the title story Mr. Jefferson’s Piano. 101 year-old, Nora Jefferson and her kid sister, 96-year old Minnie, enchant Melba with the story of how their father acquired the baby grand that sits in the middle their livingroom. The complete piano story is too long to tell here but it involves a ‘loose woman’ that two rival gangsters like and a shootout in a speakeasy when they try to kill each over the woman’s affections.

In three memos, Just sign the bill, Melba argues against paying a contractor’s invoice after his drunken workers seal a tenant’s live kitten into a wall they replaced.

Gimme that Derby, Melba tries to convince pistol packing, 80 year-old Miss Bea to relocate from a vacant building with no services into a better one. They reach a stalemate until Miss Bea admires the stylish gray derby Melba wears.

The devil made me do it, Melba becomes an exorcist when a routine call about a broken stove turns into removing an invisible devil from Ms. Johns’ oven. In Neisha, Melba writes a series of memos to her boss asking for help to improve the hazardous living conditions of 17 year-old Neisha an independent minor, her two young children and a teenage brother, all of whom Neisha is responsible for since her mother died of AIDS.

These tales represent some of the delightfully funny, sometimes perplexing but always fascinating personalities that I met while performing my job duties as city property manager in Central Harlem buildings for over 20 years. The novel also serves as a cautionary tale about the effects urban housing policies can have on tenants and city workers in big city America.

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Betty Wilson, Mr. Jefferson’s Piano, Central Harlem Stories

Website:

http://www.authorsden.com/bettylwilson

http://centralharlemstories.blogspot.com

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Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog

  • Perfect Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Joyful Paw Prints (January 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980005205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980005202
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

A true, inspirational story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed. Frankie is custom fit for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling. Her zest for life will have you cheering and she will give you hope that all things are possible. Frankie will leave an everlasting and loving paw print on your heart. A book for all ages to teach overcoming challenges and also compassion for the physically challenged.

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Dogs, Dachshunds, inspirational

Website:

http://www.joyfulpaws.com

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Hallowed Moon

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica; 1st edition (October 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607032511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607032519
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $24.95

Description

Tension filled her body. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a movement. While turning her head in that direction, Stephanie saw the shape move and then suddenly it towered above her. As the shape rose to its full height, fear filled all the nooks and crannies left in her. Before her this thing stretched out its arms and growled. More than anything she wanted to scream but instead stood frozen. Terror drawing her eyes to look closer, she saw the arms were covered in fur; even the hands were strangely formed and not human. If she could have been more scared she would have. She searched her mind for any knowledge and none came, just a blank place in her mind where memories should be. Staring at the nightmare before her, Stephanie had no words. With no idea what to do, she screamed.

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fantasy, werewolf, suspense

Website:

http://hallowedmoon.webs.com/

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The Painter’s Gift

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: York House Press (March 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979195608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979195600
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

A new Gospel will emerge early in the third millennium. Christ’s message will remain unchanged, but the medium will be different. Three paintings will combine to soften and heal the heart of modern man. Claire Lucas is a young widow and an oil painter of middling ability. Plagued for weeks by a sad dream of Benares, India, she funnels the pivotal image into a work of transcendent majesty. The painting actually radiates heat, requiring a dedicated security guard at the Vetch gallery in Soho, as people yearn to touch it. Viewers are rapt and go away possessed of an overwhelming calm. The painter sells her painting for a life-altering million-five, but suffers a paroxysm of regret and tries to cancel the transaction. She meets and becomes fast allies with the forcefully capable Father Karl Brandt, a priest on the trail of the three foretold masterpieces mentioned in The Angel Scroll, and also Richard Markson, an introverted widower. Someone else wants the paintings enough to kill for them, enough to invade homes in both darkness and daylight. Claire and her champions have quite a bit of ground to make up. The story carries from New York to Jerusalem, Glastonbury Tor to Siena in Italy, with the author conveying aa flair for descriptive detail, and a good sense of when to shift backdrops.

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spiritual, visionary, romance mystery

Website:

http://www.penelopeholt.com

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Ferryman

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: YouWriteOn (December 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184923194X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849231947
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $10.99

Description

Ferryman, set in Cornwall in the 1970s, is about one man’s quest for justice, a woman’s betrayal, a detective’s conscience and a powerful businessman whose escalating quest for bigger thrills takes him to the edge of madness.

Angela Dupont is missing. Despite the absence of a body, blood smears inside Steven Pengelly’s boat convince DI Alec Grimstone that he has apprehended her murderer. But two years later, when Angela’s fresh body washes up in the river, he realises he might have convicted the wrong man. Steven Pengelly is released from jail

The body count of missing women continues to rise. Steven teams up with a woman searching for her missing sister, and is determined to find the truth, whatever the cost.

Alec and Steven’s separate investigations take different routes. They arrive at the same destination. And circumstances force old enemies to work together to solve the mystery as another vibrant young woman goes missing.

(Ferryman was short-listed for Dundee International Book Prize 2007)

Tags Requested:

crime fiction, murder mystery, Cornwall setting

Website:

http://casutton.tripod.com/

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Kill the Messenger: Gemini

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1425934307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425934309
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Price: $13.99

Description

In Kill the Messenger: Gemini, Gemini is a Heavenly Being and her role on Earth is as a link between Ra and the primitive humans of Earth. She is the messenger and a reminder of the eventual return of Ra. Ra is a being that humans once called the Sun God. The Heavenly Beings have one mission left and that is to save a remnant of humanity. Gemini and Lucifer are the offspring of Ra; however, she is half Nubian and he is half Arian. They have two different destinies in store for the humans of Earth. Gemini wants to save humanity while Lucifer only wants to enslave them to build machines, weapons, and space ships to take him and his kind to other worlds where they can create other slave worlds like Earth. Lucifer is an immortal trapped on Earth changing bodies and lives throughout time.

Kill the Messenger: Gemini takes the reader from the building of the Sphinx to modern times. Gemini knows that it matters what humans believe in the end. Ra went back in time to tilt the Earth in the position it is in today so it would be habitable for the humans he would put there, but the Earth’s axis cannot be controlled forever. While Ra is away fighting off the plague of the Arians in outer space, Gemini is sending out a message to humans who are willing to take ‘the mark’ to be saved from the coming cataclysm and the end of humanity. Humans must make a choice based whether or not they believe the mark is the one written about in the Bible. The Heavenly Beings tried and failed to prevent the total annihilation of humans and the Earth. They are not coming to stop the destruction; they are coming to save a few. The Mayans left behind a message with a clue to the end time. That is the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012.

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arian, sci fi, gemini

Website:

http://www.killthemessengergemini.synthasite.com

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No Sucker Left Behind: Avoiding the College Rip-off

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567513786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567513783
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Price: $19.95

Description

The book that colleges don’t want you to read.

No Sucker Left Behind is the only book that blows the lid off colleges’ scandalous price-gouging schemes. Marc Scheer reveals colleges to be profit-obsessed businesses best approached with the wariness reserved for used-car salesmen. From the application process to the undergraduate years and all the way through graduate school, Scheer shows how universities trap students into high costs and unmanageable debt. Most important, he arms students with innovative tools to fight back and get a valuable degree for less.

Includes more than one hundred online resources for students.

Caveat Discipulus—Let the Student Beware!

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Personal finance, Education, College

Website:

http://NoSuckerLeftBehind.blogspot.com

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Betrayal

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440414688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440414688
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Price: $9.95

Description

Running for her life, Bri finds herself in a situation she cannot escape-under the power of Adam Prestwich. Returned to the clutches of her money-hungry family, she tries her best to endure the petty cruelties and indignities inflicted on her by her family and her betrothed. When the abuse becomes too much, she must rely on her friends to save her even though she has done everything in her power to drive them away. Adam Prestwich is keeping secrets. Owning a title he’d rather not acknowledge is the least of them. Falling in love with a woman he despises quickly becomes the worst of them. When the actions of her family once again place her in his care, he must distance himself to avoid an entanglement that would cause nothing but misery.

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regency, regency romance, love story

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Thicker than Water

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440411166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440411168
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $16.95

Description

Set in the hills of southern Missouri, a family’s private dilemma is made public when, after fifteen years of estrangement, a son learns that his father has been falsely accused of abandoning both him and his incapacitated mother following divorce. Raised to loathe the man who left them, Cody is stunned to hear his mother admit that it was she who instigated the divorce, she who had asked that his father leave his home and everything he loved behind. His family, his farm, his only son.

Cecily had her reasons. Valid ones, or so the bed-bound woman believes until Cody’s hatred is suddenly directed at her. Hurt by what he views as a betrayal, shocked by her duplicity, Cody reluctantly turns to his father for the truth.

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Mainstream Fiction, Family, D.C. Jennings, Thicker than Water, western

Website:

http://www.dawnjennings.com/home

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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: New Alexandria Press (October 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979010624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979010620
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $17.99

Description

Playful as well as profound—and as bawdy as he was witty—William Shakespeare is hardly the stuffy, obscure writer who inhabits so many modern classes in English Literature. And yet students often leave the classroom without ever discovering the man behind the marble legend.

In this timely and enlightening collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets, author and poet Jeffrey Caminsky puts some of the fun back in the Bard’s most private and personal set of poems. At once sensitive and tender, yet often skewering mistresses and patrons alike, the poems sing with passion and wit. With explanatory notes to help the modern reader sort through the Elizabethan vocabulary, this collection makes Shakespeare’s poems-and, more importantly, his humanity and sense of fun-come back to life.

Tags Requested:

shakespeare, poetry, shakespeare sonnets

Book Website:
The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Publisher’s Website:
New Alexandria Press

Author’s Website:
Jeff Caminsky’s Website

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A Silent Scream

  • Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (January 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142419251X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424192519
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Description

I relive the night that changed my life forever…My son, my best friend—shot not once, not twice, but three times as the murderers ran with the only thing that could have kept his body from going into shock—his coat. My life has not been and will never be the same. To lose a child is the worst pain in the world. It’s a pain embedded deep into your heart. A pain that hurts for days, weeks, months and years. I wanted to let go so many times. I couldn’t; the thought of the four little faces I saw on December 29, 1989, reminded me it was not about me. I struggled, I cried, I was hurt, I was angry, I was depressed, I was suicidal, I was losing my faith, but I held on. And today, I want you to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Tags Requested:

bereavement, death, grief

Website:
authorpatriciayarbrough.com

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All Fathers are Giants

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: New Alexandria Press (December 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979010616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979010613
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $17.95

Description

Heartwarming and sad, life is filled with laughter and tears. But for the children everywhere, the painful transition to adulthood is a universal constant.

The son of immigrants living in Hamtramck, Michigan during the Great Depression, Wallace Caminsky grew up knowing hardship and sorrow, as well as joy and love. Part of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II, he saw life and death first-hand. And returning home to start his own family, he experienced the challenges and frustrations of supporting a family in the new and untamed wilderness of Suburbia—where crabgrass and children can both grow, wild and untamed.

In All Fathers Are Giants, Wallace Caminsky draws upon the rich, cultural heritage of the immigrants from Eastern Europe in the early 20th Century. His collection of short stories and poems brings to life a bygone age now largely lost to suburban sprawl and computer games.

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short stories, family, fathers and sons

Website:

Book Website

Publisher’s Website

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The Sirens of Space

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: New Alexandria Press (October 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979010632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979010637
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $15.99

Description

New starships are nothing but trouble.

It’s something Roscoe Cook heard his old commander say, often quite loudly. But he never believed it until he got a starship of his own, and faced the task of getting the ship and its temperamental crew ready to sail.

In The Sirens of Space, the first volume of the Guardians of Peace adventure series, Captain Cook and his crew prepare for a journey that will span the galaxy as they introduce 21st Century readers to life in the 26th Century. And it begins on the frozen sands of Planet Ishtar….

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science fiction, sci-fi, space opera, intelligent sf

Website:

>Book Website:

Author’s Website

Publisher’s Website

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The Star Dancers

  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: New Alexandria Press (October 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979010640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979010644
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Price: $19.99

Description

Getting a ship starworthy is always quite a challenge, but dealing with bureaucrats has driven people crazy throughout history-and the 26th Century is no exception.

In The Star Dancers,, the second volume in the Guardians of Peace adventure series, Captain Cook and his crew leave bureaucracies behind and begin an epic saga that will see them journey across half the known galaxy in search of love and adventure. Battling space pirates and hobnobbing with alien diplomats, Cook and the rest of the Cosmic Guard bring the 26th Century to life for their 21st Century readers.

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science fiction, sci-fi, space opera, intelligent sf

Website:

Book Website:

Author’s Website

Publisher’s Website

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The Shut-Down Learner

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications (December 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591810787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591810780
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $15.95

Description

The Shut-Down Learner is based on the author’s clinical experience as director of a program in the pediatrics department of a large teaching hospital that assesses and treats a broad range of learning problems. He has consulted with thousands of families, explaining complex data in straightforward terms understandable to the parents. He coined the term “shut-down learner” to describe children who thrive with hands-on tasks requiring visual and spatial abilities, but who become discouraged by their difficulty mastering core academic skills such as reading and writing.

As much as 40% of Americans experience problems with these core skills, and a significant proportion of them are spatial thinkers. This book is packed with techniques that parents can use to help their shut-down learner succeed in school and in life. In a friendly, non-technical style, the author helps them understand their child’s characteristics and offers specific approaches to break the downward spiral.

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Spatial learners, dyslexia, learning disabilty

Website:

shutdownlearner.com

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Forced Blood the Norseman

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (October 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595459129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595459124
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

In all the Ages of Man, there have been decent and honorable men. Jarl Brand Ketilsson is one such man. He is a leader who does not seek or covet wealth,but wishes only to maintain peace in his realm. Unfortunately, Ketilsson is forced to go to battle and shed blood in an effort to achieve his goal. but, he will fight–fight to the death to save his people and those aligned with him.
Set against the historical backdrop of ninth-century Scandinavia, when Viking history was every bit as romantic as it was brutal, FORCED BLOOD THE NORSEMAN offers a multidimensional depiction of the Norsemen who survived the Viking Age in their own country.
With its vivid attention to detail, FORCED BLOOD THE NORSEMAN is an epic tale of one man’s strength and courage against those who would rob him of his land, his culture, and his life.

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Viking Age Adventure, history, Dark Age Adventure

Website:

http://www.christopherperryandlindanewtonperry.com

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New the week of 12 January 2009

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The Life and Times of…

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (December 5, 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440425566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440425561
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $19.99

Description

Today, people are beginning to realize that history begins in their own back yards. They are asking crucial questions about the buildings, their construction, their builders and their occupants; who they were, what they did, how they thought and how they lived. Local history is the fastest growing segment of avocational history. This book offers a nuts-and-bolts approach to using the methods and techniques of the professional historian.

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local history, genealogy

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Courage of the Heart

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing; Second edition (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193540718X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935407188
  • Price: $14.95

Description

COURAGE OF THE HEART shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. Adam Sherman has remained quiet about his scandalous past and is comfortable with his reputation as a womanizing and dedicated bachelor. He is an expert in the field of computers including programming, networking and hacking. At twenty-five years old, he is content with his management job at a local Internet Provider.
Davie Prescott is twenty years old and a college student who is working part-time at the same Internet Provider where Adam is employed. She was raised in a very close knit family of aunts, uncles and cousins. She and her widowed father are very close. Adam is attracted to Davie, but he shies away from her innocence because he feels his shameful past is too harsh for her existence. Adam finally shares his darkest secret with Davie and is amazed to find that she doesn´t turn away from him.
But when Adam’s past catches up to him, he soon learns that there´s a lot more at stake than just his nightmares. Adam is prepared to give Davie up if need be in order to protect her until he learns that she´s got a secret of her own. With Davie´s help, Adam learns a courage that is born of love, courage of the heart.
The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.

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Romance, Male Survivor, Contemporary

Website:

Author website: http://chellecordero.blogspot.com

Publisher: http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/Home_Page.html

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Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for  a Spiritual Path in a Material World

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (April 30, 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595481191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595481194
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $18.95

Description

Through the ages, man has either sought to understand or destroy God for lack of understanding who God is. Some call the knowledge of God a mystery, that which can only be grasped by great or educated minds.

Today, we have thousands of ancient manuscripts leaving signs, including the bible. There is a myriad of recorded testimony that paints many pictures.

Yet scholars, theologians, and historians of every culture and religion argue as to their meaning and relevance.

You may wonder how, if the professionals cannot agree, you are expected to make sense of it all?

In Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World, Chariss Walker uses liberal biblical references to explain Spiritual Laws, their relevance in your life, and how to put them to practical use without destroying your current convictions.

Terminology is irrelevant. God wants what you want.

When you understand this, you will Make Your Own Joyful Noise!

Tags Requested:

personal transformation, positive affirmations/affirmations, visualization, spiritual life

Website:

chariss.com

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Beatrice Beecham’s Fete of Fate Book One

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing (October 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847477666
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847477668
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $19.00

Description

Book One of Beatrice Beecham’s Fete of Fate sees Beatrice and ‘The Newshounds’ immersed in a break-neck, thrill a minute game of cat and mouse as The Church of Chaos and their mortal foes, The Wrath, clash in the seaside town of Dorsal Finn. Beatrice’s only hope of survival is to retrieve an artefact known as Enlightenment, from its subterranean, trap-infested lair. With time running out, one false move could be Beatrice’s last, and the town of Dorsal Finn will fall with her.

Tags Requested:

Adventure, Mystery, Puzzles

Website:

davejeffery.webs.com

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No Vacancies Vol 1

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (December 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557022355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557022359
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Price: $15.95

Description

In No Vacancies, Vol 1., Lucien Black offers up four action packed short stories that both fiction readers and comic book fans alike will love.

Taking queues from the serials of old, Black uses the concept of serialized fiction to deliver a unique set of stories. In One More Sunday, Detective Sam Arkwright attempts to put together the missing pieces of a murder; the victim being one of the city’s renowned super heroes, The Protector.

Black offers a taste of horror with his tales, Outcast and Devotion. Set in Black’s fictional city Hudson, NY, a serial killer is leaving behind mutilated bodies and the police are baffled. A mysterious man, named Nathaniel has followed the trail to Hudson, but is he there to help or is he simply an Outcast? In Devotion, Dr. Alastair Cromwell struggles to resurrect his late wife, Annette. Will he succeed and at what cost?

In part 1 of the action adventure tale, High Stakes, we are introduced to a louse of man named Jack Ander. Abused by his father; branded a coward. Is he destined to be a hero?

Tags Requested:

Fiction, Science Fiction, Comic Books

Website:

http://www.lucienblack.web44.net/

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Constellation Chronicles: The Lost Civilization of Aries

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc.; 1st edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934937355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934937358
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

A blinding fireball rips across the night sky and slams into a field in the remote town of Rigel, New Mexico. Glenn Sawyer, a broke and disillusioned 18-year-old, witnesses and investigates the crash, finding a surreal craft and an even stranger monkey-like creature named Paako, who secretly follows him home and stirs trouble. As Glenn captures Paako and attempts to return her to the crash site, he discovers unexpected company, and learns that his remarkable journey—filled with adventure, evil, and cast of captivating characters—has only just begun.

Thus starts the first book in Vincent Lowry’s unforgettable epic Constellation Chronicles. Both visionary and gripping, The Lost Civilization of Aries will sweep you away to an extraordinary world of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction.

Tags Requested:

science fiction, young adult fiction, fiction

Website:

http://www.constellationchronicles.com

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Chante’s Song

  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Pure Bliss Publishing; 1st Edition edition (June 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980031109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980031102
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

Chante Chambers is a self-proclaimed princess. She has it all: looks, a body women would pay for, a great career, all the material items a girl could want plus some…all of this maintained by her ex, Jason. Whatever mama wants, Jason makes sure mama gets. The one task he failed at was being faithful. With a toss of a Gucci pump Jason was history. Or so she thought.
In a pursuit for love, happiness, and monogamy sometimes mistaken for sex, Chante encounters an array of men, whom if you took the best traits from them all and combined them, it still didn’t create the perfect man. Just as Chante was ready to admit defeat in her quest for love, settle for a battery-operated appliance, and give in to the bottle of brown juice in walks a caramel Adonis.
Chante’s new found love has the potential of being a lifelong love affair. Yet a lunch hour spent in between the sheets with a certain ex complicates things, as thoughts of starting their love anew begin running through her mind. What’s a girl to do when she’s torn between two lovers? Does she grab her panties off the floor and vow to never drop them again? Or does she go back for seconds?

Tags Requested:

Romance, Erotica, Contemporary Fiction

Website:

http://www.pureblisspublishing.com

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Dancing Backward in Paradise

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (November 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059538871X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595388714
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $19.95

Description

Only a truly gifted writer can break your heart and make you laugh at the same time. Dancing Backward In Paradise by Vera Jane Cook is a brilliant debut novel that explores the definition of happiness and tries to make sense of the unexpected twists and turns that influence the direction life takes. When the story begins, Grace Place is nineteen-years-old and lives in the Paradise Trailer Park in Hixon, Tennessee. The year is 1966 and Grace is content exploring the back roads, swimming in the cold waters of Tennessee and dancing in the wind. But when her life is thrown off track by a man named Lenny Bean, Grace becomes entwined in a medley of lies, murder and betrayal.

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women’s fiction, 1960s fiction, literary fiction, new fiction

Website:

http://www.verajanecook.com

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Norene’s Healthy Kitchen

  • Paperback: 511 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (August 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552858022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552858028
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 1.3 inches
  • Price: $29.95

Description

Norene’s Healthy kitchen bursts with over 600 fast and fabulous recipes that are heart-healthy as well as weight-loss, diabetes, smart-carb and glycemic-index friendly. Excellent for anyone on almost any diet! These delicious recipes are also suitable for the kosher kitchen, with lots of dairy-free and vegetarian options that the whole family will enjoy. Packed with chef’s secrets, including easy preparation ideas, freezing tips and nutrition notes, the recipes are high in flavor and low in calories. They focus on good carbs, good proteins and good fats, and are made with readily available ingredients.

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Healthy cooking, Kosher, Heart-Healthy

Website:

http://www.gourmania.com

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Healthy Helpings

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552857883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552857885
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8 x 1.4 inches
  • Price: $29.95

Description

Over 800 fantastic recipes, plus timesaving tips for today’s Kosher (or not) kitchen. Healthy Helpings is the smart “weigh” to cook! Minimum fat, maximum taste, minus the guilt. Norene Gilletz shares her low-fat cooking secrets for success. It’s the next best thing to having Mom right beside you in the kitchen! Meatless dishes include Easy Vegetarian Chili, Luscious Lentil Soup, Terrific Tofu Stir-Fry and Rainbow Tabbouleh. Passover pleasures include Manicotti, Passover Pizza and Mushroom Mock Chopped Liver. Enjoy delectable desserts such as Square Moon Cookies, Jumbleberry Crisp and Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake. Simple enough for the beginner, sophisticated enough for the well-seasoned chef. An information-packed book that’s perfect for today’s busy lifestyle. An excellent resource for cardiac patients, weight-watchers, diabetetics or anyone with weight/health concerns.

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Healthy Cooking, Jewish/Kosher cooking, Heart-Healthy

Website:

http://www.gourmania.com

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The Food Processor Bible

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552852113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552852118
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Price: $29.95

Description

That dusty old food processor in the back of the pantry is an extra pair of hands, the fastest sous-chef you’ll ever find, and an adventure in cooking. Over 500 recipes, hundreds of practical tips and techniques, and a Daily Food Use Guide will transform your food processor into your most cherished kitchen tool.

So you received a food processor as a gift and you don’t know what to do with it? Or maybe it’s hiding in the pantry collecting dust? Surprisingly, the food processor is probably the best device you can have to help you around the kitchen. It can speed up almost any dish you are preparing and create a healthy meal. Perhaps you’re in the mood for mouth-watering Honey Glazed Chicken Wings or Easy Potato Latkes. What about a scrumptious plate of Spicy Short Ribs? Or maybe you’re tempted to try a slice of Chocolate Mocha Cake. A culinary bible, this cookbook promises to become dog-eared and food-stained within months.

The recipes feature readily available ingredients, simple enough for the beginner and sophisticated enough for the well-seasoned cook. Packed with practical tips, a Daily Food Use Guide and over 500 recipes, it is the essential cookbook to have with your food processor. From holiday dishes to those with an international flair, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.

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Food Processor, Jewish/Kosher cooking, cookbook

Website:

http://www.gourmania.com

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Cures for Parental Wimp Syndrome

  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Silverbear Graphics; Third edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977807088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977807086
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Price: $11.95

Description

Are you having a difficult time getting your children to behave appropriately? Do your young children have temper tantrums? Do your teenagers ignore you? Do you wonder why your children don’t listen to you? Do you find yourself yelling all the time just to your children to pay attention? Are other people suggesting that you should have your children tested for ADHD?

If you answer “Yes” to some of the above questions, you may suffer from Parental Wimp Syndrome. This book is for you!

Dr. Thomas Zirpoli provides a back-to-basics, functional approach to parenting. His simple and clear advice will inspire parents to think about what they are teaching their children by what they say, what they do, and by what they are not doing.

Some of his comments and stories will make you laugh and some will make you shake your head. But each chapter in this book is guaranteed to help you become a stronger parent for your children and cure yourself of the dreaded Parental Wimp Syndrome.

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parenting, behavior, family

Website:

http://www.parentalwimpsyndrome.com

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A Robe of Feathers and Other Stories

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Counterpoint (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582434891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582434896
  • Price: $14.95

Description

In Japan, the line that divides myth from reality is not merely blurred, it is nonexistent. Superstitions, legends, and folk myths are passed down through generations and pervade daily living.

When a child playing near a river fails to return home, it is whispered that she was swept away by an adzuki arai, or Bean Washer. When a man boarding a ship hears the ringing of an unseen insect, it is announced that a funadama (Boat Spirit) is present and so the auspicious harbinger of smooth seas and abundant catch is celebrated. Even something as innocuous as waking up to find your pillow at the foot of your bed is thought to be the trick of a makura gaeshi, otherwise known as a Pillow Turner. Nothing is as simple as it seems. Your neighbor isn’t merely an eccentric old woman—she might very well be a shape-shifting, grudge-harboring Water Sprite.

The Japanese examine life and living with the keenest eyes and the most vivid of imaginations. Thersa Matsuura has captured that essence in this darkly insightful collection, illuminating the place where reality falters and slips into the strange and fantastical.

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Japanese folklore, short stories, dark fantasy

Website:

http://www.thersamatsuura.com/

http://kappanohe.blogspot.com/

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Patches of Grey

  • Perfect Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: M.U.D. House Books (January 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578005816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578005812
  • Price: $12.95

Description

Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement, his sights are set far beyond the trappings of his humble upbringing. Collegiate dreams combined with falling in love with a white classmate put him strongly at odds with his father. Although his brother C.J. s rebellious ways place him directly in the path of danger on gang ruled streets, and the virginal innocence of their sister Tanya is clearly approaching its demise, it is Tony who incurs the majority of Lionel Johnson’s wrath for the sins of ambition, daring to be with Janet Mitchell, and refusing to bend to his father’s will. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of his eldest son harshly remind Lionel of what once could have been, and of what went wrong. His own childhood in a segregated southern town established a bitter, prejudiced outlook that is the only legacy he has to pass down to his children. When his job and role as primary breadwinner are lost, Lionel’s authority quickly erodes and he drowns his disappointment one drink at a time. This affords Tony, who lacks the seemingly servile patience of his mother, an opportunity to assert his right to become the man he wants to be rather than allowing his fate to be set by chance and circumstance. But throughout the course of Roy Pickering’s engrossing debut novel, Tony comes to learn that the world is not as black and white as he and his father’s opposing mindsets would suggest.

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Contemporary Fiction, Urban, African American

Website:

roypickering.net

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Starquest

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (August 29, 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601543557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601543554
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $13.99

Description

Snapdragon of ‘Long And Short Reviews

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/1108/Starquest-HL.htm
says:

“A love that will carry the heroine across the galaxy; a challenge that will threaten her life. Starquest by Hywela Lyn leaps into the deep end of galaxy right from the start…”

When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Kerri Marchan, the ship’s second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences neither of them could have foreseen.

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…

Tags Requested:

Futuristic, Romance, Science Fantasy, Starquest

Website:

hywelalyn.co.uk

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Your Roots are Showing

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: 5 Spot (October 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446178144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446178143
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Price: $13.99

Description

In this funny, uplifting novel Lizzie Buckley, mother of toddler twins, fantasizes about chucking in her picture-perfect life for a box of chocolates and an uninterrupted bath. But when she vents her frustrations with married life in an email–and sends it to her husband by mistake–her ‘happy ending’ begins to unravel with a vengeance. All too soon, Lizzie finds herself uprooting her children to start over in a ramshackle cottage with an overgrown garden, where she struggles to re-invent herself and forget about her soon-to-be ex.

PRAISE FOR Your Roots Are Showing

“Look no further for a delicious, romantic story, written with wit and a light touch.” –Elizabeth Buchan, New York Times bestselling author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.

Tags Requested:

Chick Lit, Womens Fiction, Romance, Humor

Website:

http://www.elisechidley.wordpress.com

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Been Blued

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse-Indigo (June 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595448437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595448432
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: $14.95

Description

An advanced group of people return to Earth because a space virus has wiped out their women. Each man carries a symbiont that won’t allow him to start a family until it senses a willing female. It hasn’t happened for so long they’ve resorted to cloning their society. The lady who accidentally ‘blues’ one of them has plans of her own that don’t include becoming matriarch to a new species. Worse, the telepathic symbiont has started to spread to the humans which will make avoiding detection that much harder. What are fun loving aliens to do?

Tags Requested:

science fiction, Martians, humor

Website:

http://www.ScifiAliens.com

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Ray’s Right

  • Paperback: 492 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438908954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438908953
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.2 inches
  • Price: $22.35

Description

Rays Right is a tale full of Action, Lust, and Love. It is a stone cold page turner about Rays family and his illegal crime syndicate. Rays son Mario is coming of age in their illegal crime family and has a run in with Author a.k.a Shorty who is a nobodies nobody, but soon to become somebody.Rays oldest daughter Janet has always been a loner able to entertain herself by secretly being promiscuous. On A trip to San Francisco with some friends Janet had been inspired by an article to become a stripper, but secretly.Chris and Jay Jay are Rays two youngest boys. While Chris is an Artist who desires to be a great business man and use as little of his fathers money as possible. Jay Jay is content with living off his fathers money and his only problem is not getting caught with the next guys wife.Sasha Rays baby daughter has claimed her independence not wanting nothing to do with her fathers money, although she loves her father and family. She has found friends that are as close as family and they go through lives together holding no secrets.

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Great read, Sexy, Drama filled

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Anna Mae Mysteries

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Star Publish (October 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932993983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932993981
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $15.95

Description

Three tween sneaker-toed sleuths find Jefferson Davis’ lost gold treasure with help from a disembodied Black fist and divining rods.

Tags Requested:

Mystery,  Ghosts, Adventure

Website:

lilliancauldwell.com

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Journey of Faith

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432726013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432726010
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Price: $12.95

Description

Faith Martin never imagined any other life than the one she was leading on her family’s little farm outside of Birchwood, Missouri. But as the year 1855 unfolds, her family makes a life changing decision that forces them all into the vast unknown. With so many unanswered questions, Faith and her family set out on a journey that will tax everyone’s strength. After many hardships and adventures, they reach the safety of their new life. It seems like a haven of rest after the many rough and heartrending sorrows that accosted them along the way. Feeling safe and secure, Faith starts to enjoy the rugged life out west.

But when Faith and her younger brother find themselves in the hands of brutal outlaws with no hope of deliverance, her will to go on almost fails her. Trying desperately to cling to everything dear to her, Faith struggles to remain true to her life verse, Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Tags Requested:

Journey of Faith, Katie McCurdy, Christian Historical Fiction

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The Neurology of Angels

  • Perfect Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Friction Publishing (August 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981880304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981880303
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $14.00

Description

A novel about the hearts inside the business and politics of drug development and the consequences of a choice between saving one child and treating thousands.

Galen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who loses everything to develop a cure for stroke. Eddy is a devoted father who enters politics on a mission to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Elizabeth is a pharmaceutical industry lawyer who is raising a daughter with a rare and fatal genetic illness.

Their families become forever entwined as the three parents engage in a tug-of-war over a failing system of good intentions. In the wake, heroes are born.

Tags Requested:

Biotechnology, Medical fiction, Health care

Website:

http://www.neurologyofangels.com

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Mindbender

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440466289
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440466281
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Price: $9.50

Description

Raithe looks like a teen but don’t be deceived; as a tour guide on Touraine he’s expert at meeting your requirements, especially if you’re female. His father was a bounty hunter, a hero. His mother is only part human. But Raithe, he’s just a fun-loving, skirt-chasing, easy-going . . . Mindbender.

When Ember spots Raithe in the Mary Rose Tavern she sees a means to destroy her sadistic master. But her plan backfires when Marquesa returns from the dead and captures Raithe, and forces him to use his unique abilities for interstellar thievery. Ember and the Dahle Feyeth travel throughout the Systems in search of Raithe. With the help of an abused and reviled telepath doomed by a primitive inquisition, they will battle Marquesa for Raithe’s life, soul and sanity.”

This book has been likened to the early works of CJ Cherryh, Catherine Asaro, and the Liaden books of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller and described as an engrossing and very readable tale set in an interesting universe, in which the pace never lets up from start to finish.

The search for Raithe challenges the self-perception and personal values of the protagonists and they are not always correct in their beliefs. The powerful Dahle are not what they appear to be, and neither is Raithe.

Tags Requested:

Science Fantasy, Space Opera, Adventure

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (8 Jan 2009)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0755344936
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755344932
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 4 cm

Description

In Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan, the British are fighting an increasingly desperate battle to bring a resurgent Taliban under control. The British commander knows the Taliban control the heroin trade, which brings in vast amounts of money for weapons. They back a covert mercenary unit to steal the drug lords’ money. The deal: they will get intelligence and logistical support from the British Army, and in return they get to keep the money. The unit is put together by DEF’s best man, Steve West; vastly experienced and ex SAS. But the mission goes horribly wrong. The men from Death Inc. find themselves fighting a desperate rearguard action through the lawless badlands of southern Afghanistan, and al-Queda-controlled northern Pakistan…

Tags Requested:

thriller, action, military

Website:

mattlynn.co.uk

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The Fight for Golden Dawn

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (May 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435718399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435718395
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $16.12

Description

Rachel and Steven Kade’s two-year-old daughter Danica has been taken by Child Protective Services for what Rachel believes is a mistake. Dani is placed in the care of her Aunt Brooke, Steven’s younger sister. In the beginning of the ordeal, Rachel is panic stricken and desperate to get her daughter back, but Steven has other “priorities,” including smoking pot with his friends, telling anyone who will listen to his conspiracy theories about anything from aliens to the Freemasons, and he and Brooke’s mother who is dying of liver disease in a nursing home after a life of alcoholism.

Brooke attempts to sort through the resentment that she has for her brother while caring for his daughter, but finds it almost impossible to even entertain the idea that the man is even sane and stable enough to be a father in the first place! She soon finds that even Rachel is not as concerned as she first appeared to be in fighting to get her daughter back, as she seems more interested in shopping on her mother’s dollar and forgiving Steven for his courtroom outbursts, outrageous antics, and his desertion as a father and husband.

After his mother’s passing, Steven delves deeper into insanity, and tries to convince Rachel and Brooke of his belief that Danica is the second coming of Christ and that the Freemasons were the ones behind her detainment. Steven believes that if he doesn’t save her they will kill her. Now everyone is headed their separate ways, Steven trying to save Dani from the Freemasons, Brooke trying to protect Dani from her unfit parents, Rachel trying to save her marriage to Steven, meanwhile a shady and deceitful social worker is trying to pull Danica away from everyone she’s ever known by placing her with some hopeful adoptive parents.

In this cautionary tale of the fate of a small child, you will find yourself questioning parental rights, and you’ll be torn between anger, fear, and sympathy for all who are involved. The Fight for Golden Dawn is a story that will give you a new perspective on foster care and parental rights, and just how much the government should or shouldn’t be allowed to intervene in a child’s life.

Tags Requested:

CPS, Family Drama, Foster Children

Website:

http://jessie-terwilliger.com

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Web of Deceit

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434835812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434835819
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches

Description

Struggling to adjust to life in a new town, fifteen year-old Annette ignores the warnings of family and friends and unwittingly invites an on-line predator into her life. The stalking intensifies from Internet communications to psychological and physical warfare. As the stalking grows more threatening and clues of his life unfold, Annette is forced to face her worst fears and ultimately decide her own fate within a web of deceit.

Tags Requested:

Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

Website:

http://anthonytoro.webs.com/

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Haunted Richmond, Virginia

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764327127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764327124
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Price: 14.95

Description

Richmond, Virginia is chock-full of ghosts and haunted places. This city names Edgar Allan Poe as its native son, and it is rich in ghostly lore, legends, and tales. Join this tour to:
• Learn why Virginia’s governor shares his mansion with ghosts;
• Dine with ghosts at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Crab Louie’s Seafood Tavern;
• Discover that the Byrd Theatre has more than movies to offer customers;
• Visit the prison in Powhatan (it might not be safe, even for those working there);
• Call on the Lady in Red who roams the corridors at Wrexham Hall.
These and other interesting and scary stories will transport you beyond, to a Richmond that most mortals never see!

Tags Requested:

nonfiction, ghosts, Richmond, Virginia

Website:

http://FantasticDreams.50megs.com

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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Dating To Relating, Inc. (November 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098227341X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982273418
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $29.95

Description

The Kama Sutra is often thought of as the age old sex position manual. That is a common misconception. Only about 20% of the book concerns sex positions. In reality, The Kama Sutra is a comprehensive way of looking at sexuality. It is about getting to a place where you can maintain a good loving relationship, and where sex is about pleasing each other and knowing how to make each other feel good. As an editor I have tried to find and present to you what I think is an unmodified original translation. I have tried to keep the text as original as I can – including spelling and punctuation. And although the original translation was not illustrated, I have researched and included 18th and19th century Indian sex position illustrations to keep a certain amount of consistency with the writings.

Tags Requested:

sex, sexy, love

Website:

http://datingtorelating.com/inc/sdetail/6209

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City of Masks

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: C-Side Media (January 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473122138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473122133
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Price: $10.00

Description

City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Italy (complete with twins).

In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religious penalties.

Gregorius Bass is sent to Bonvidaeo as the Envoy of Calaria, primarily to get him out from underfoot. Masked as the Innocent Man, and in the company of his radical young Bonvidaoan servant, Bass stumbles into mystery, intrigue, heresy and murder.

It’s speculative fiction (though it’s neither science fiction nor fantasy). It’s a mystery (with a serial killer) and an adventure (with a sword fight after a rooftop chase). There’s intrigue, some humour and a little romance. Beneath it all, though, is a serious reflective point about identity and social convention. Besides Shakespeare, the strongest influence is probably G.K. Chesterton, though there’s also a little Dumas.

Tags Requested:

mystery, adventure, masks, disguise, Shakespeare, nonmagical fantasy

Website:

city-of-masks.blogspot.com

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Killer ‘Cane: The Deady Hurricane of 1928

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (August 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158979298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589792982
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Price: $16.95

Description

Killer ‘cane is the true story of the second deadliest disaster in American history. On September 16, 1928 a massive hurricane struck Palm Beach and the Everglades leaving ly 3,000 people dead.
“The true stories Robert Mykle tells us in Killer ‘cane paint a picture of nature’s
immensity that is the stuff of nightmares.” — Orlando Sentinel.

Tags Requested:

hurricanes, disasters, Palm Beach

Website:

http://www.RobertMykle.com

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Shifting Desires

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Phaze Books (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606590561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606590560
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Price: $12.00

Description

Together in one volume: the best in shape-shifting erotic romance! Purr For Me by Skylar Sinclair: Halloween provides the purrfect backdrop for shifter Panteara to assume her sleek, feline form. Mingling at a wild party, she’s looking for casual passion, but gets more than she bargained for when she meets another of her kind. Alpha lion Rourke is looking for a mate, and sets his sights on the lovely she-panther. Enjoy this sweet holiday treat from Skylar Sinclair. Beast Magic by Sapphire Phelan: They came from two different worlds. Ramses was a werelion. Shana Tory was human. The Dreaming foretold them as soul mates. So Ramses tracked her down in America, and when he found her, made her his and brought her back home with him to the South African Bushveld. But others from his pride, led by one evil lioness, do not want them together. Besides their lives, will their love survive the coming war? Cat’s Claw by Jude Mason: The death of a long time friend, leads Morgan Fields on an extraordinary quest into the backwoods where she finds love and so much more. Joshua Lansing, the son of her deceased friend helps her explore the heritage she never knew was hers.

Tags Requested:

paranormal romance, feline shapeshifters, erotic

Website:

http://www.myspace.com/SapphirePhelan

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Patulous, The Different Caterpillar

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Working Parents, LLC (November 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971104018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971104013
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Price: $11.99

Description

Join Patulous, an unusual caterpillar, and a host of garden friends on a journey about friendship and transformation in this beautifully told fable that is as educational as it is entertaining.

Tags Requested:

caterpillars, childrens books, change

Website:
workingparents.com

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Existing the Moments

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805976019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805976014
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Price: $15.00

Description

A determined young artist, Maria struggles to make sense of what her life has become. As she faces unbearable losses in her life, her memories save her from falling apart. For what is a memory, but a piece of the soul that remains when all else is lost?

Existing the Moments is glorious and tragic – full of the delights of living, but also the desperation of the wounded spirit. As she replays the little factions of time that make up the filmstrip of her life, she sees those moments through her memories and rediscovers a life and love that can be compared to no other.

Tags Requested:

Existential Fiction, Dramatic Fiction, Chick Lit

Website:
http://www.taylordivico.com
http://www.myspace.com/taylordivico

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “January 2009 Additions – Tag You’re It

  1. Sierra Rose

    January 09 all tagged

  2. January 2009 tagging is done.
    I will be away on vacation until October 18, will start tagging February 2009 at that time.

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