Monthly Archives: August 2009

July 2009 Additions – Tag You’re It!

Betrayal

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 293 KB
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 18, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001IKKMEA

Description

Running for her life, Bri finds herself in a situation that 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. 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 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 romance, regency, clean romance

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Spellbound

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (October 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001IZZ2S6

Description

When Raven Emerson, actress extraordinaire, is asked to impersonate a missing noblewoman, she is curious enough to accept despite the risk to herself should she get caught. Delving into the mystery that is her employer occupies her despite the physical temptation the man represents. Having sworn never to take another protector after the horrifying spectacle she’d made of herself over the last one, this is a challenge of monumental proportions. Her employer, the elusive Duke of Windhaven, is desperate to make his family think he is properly and happily engaged. Hiring Raven is a means to an end. Falling in love with her merely increases his determination to call the beautiful actress his own. Staging a phony marriage ceremony to satisfy his grandmother helps reveal certain things about Raven that do not add up. Fighting demons from his own past, he convinces Raven to uphold the charade until he can uncover the secrets of her childhood.

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regency romance, regency, clean romance

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Heartless

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 18, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001IZZ2RC

Description

Miss Leandra Harcourt finds herself in dire straits with the passing of her father. Abandoned and alone, she takes a chance on a dark stranger at a small inn. Married, she learns about her husband during his extended absences, discovering more truth and mystery than she ever could have dreamed. The Duke of Derringer is feared and reviled wherever he goes. Taking what he wants and damning the consequences, he is a man not to be crossed. Finding himself suddenly in need of a wife only interferes with the plans he has already set in motion. Vowing to marry the first woman he meets, he stumbles upon Leandra Harcourt, desperate and alone. With only sporadic visits home, Derringer finds his wife intriguing, baffling, and oddly desirable. In her prosaic attitude and calm demeanor, he discovers a peacefulness that he’s never known in his life and knows he will never find again.While facing a nameless assassin, his search for his missing cousin intensifies. Little does he realize that in reaching his goal, his enemies may reach theirs, endangering his new bride as well.

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regency romance, regency, clean romance

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Redemption

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 18, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001J6N9LQ

Description

Miles Prestwich is in love. The object of his desire is Lady Guinevere Northwicke who is, unfortunately, the daughter of a powerful duke–who also happens to be a very loving and protective father. Believing his suit to be unworthy, he tries to forget and limits his interaction with her. Then his twin brother arrives in Town. Darius is everything that Miles is not. He drinks too much, gambles too much, fights too much, and doesn’t care a rap for Society or its strictures. When the lovely Lady Genevieve Northwicke catches his eye, he ignores the warnings fired at him from all corners, resulting in the death of that lady’s reputation. Rather than facing the consequences of his actions, he flees. Miles must resolve the situation the only way he knows how: offer marriage to the sister of his beloved to rescue her from scandal. But will his action actually solve the problem? Or cause more misery than anyone could possibly imagine?

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regency romance, regency, clean romance

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We Interrupt This Date

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448614627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448614622
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches

Description

Miles Prestwich is in love. The object of his desire is Lady Guinevere Northwicke who is, unfortunately, the daughter of a powerful duke–who also happens to be a very loving and protective father. Believing his suit to be unworthy, he tries to forget and limits his interaction with her. Then his twin brother arrives in Town. Darius is everything that Miles is not. He drinks too much, gambles too much, fights too much, and doesn’t care a rap for Society or its strictures. When the lovely Lady Genevieve Northwicke catches his eye, he ignores the warnings fired at him from all corners, resulting in the death of that lady’s reputation. Rather than facing the consequences of his actions, he flees. Miles must resolve the situation the only way he knows how: offer marriage to the sister of his beloved to rescue her from scandal. But will his action actually solve the problem? Or cause more misery than anyone could possibly imagine?

Tags Requested:

Chick lit, romance, ghost hunters

Website:

lcevans.com

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Ancient Rising

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Luna Brillante Publishing (June 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978527216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978527211
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.9 inches

Description

A widower is set off on an amazing adventure by a man claiming to be a god. Like Indiana Jones meets Clash of the Titans, follow Dan Ryan through Egypt, Greece, and the Mexican Jungle as he unlocks the keys to finding the lost continent of Atlantis and the gods that are imprisoned there.

Tags Requested:

Fantasy, Atlantis, Action Adventure

Website:

http://www.jcdelatorre.com

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Rice of the Ancients – Annuna

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: DLT Atlantis Publishing (July 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978527232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978527235
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches

Description

The latest two books of the Rise of the Ancients series combined into one action packed novel. Book II – Ancient Destruction picks up where Ancient Rising left off as Dan Ryan and Prometheus battles Zeus, Poseidon and the other Gods as they race to a secret location that could be the catalyst to saving mankind. While the battle wages on, we learn the origin of man, the rise to power of the Gods, and the fall of Atlantis. Finally, in BOOK III – Rise of the Annuna – Ryan must go through Heaven and Hell, face his own internal demons, and convince the Annuna to join in a climactic battle with humanity hanging in the balance.

Tags Requested:

Fantasy, Atlantis, Action Adventure

Website:

http://www.jcdelatorre.com

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From the Writer Half of my Being

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 70 KB
  • Publisher: Poetic Voices Publishing Company (June 5, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002C759AU

Description

Gathered here are twenty-five poems and four short stories by Patricia Sierra, an award-winning author whose work has appeared in small literary magazines, a national magazine, and in five novels published by Random House and Avon Books.

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short stories, poetry, literary

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Charybdis

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 11, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001VH6ZPU

Description

His life littered with the women he’s used–including a dead hooker he’d planned on marrying–Chip Davis is ready to move on. A blue eyed teenage wonder has found her way into his life, and he intends to run with her at full speed towards happiness. He knows she’s the one, and nothing is going to keep him from holding onto her; not a dead friend, a missing brother, a kidnapped son, or a father whose sudden choice to explore the darker side of his employment will turn him away. Nothing except for his own demons, and, perhaps, the truth.

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contemporary fiction, love story, romance

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As Simple as That

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001VNBWF2

Description

They were supposed to ride off into the sunset and live out the cliche of happily ever after. They were supposed to have two-point-five kids, buy a minivan, carve out a slice of suburbia, and stay healthy and young and beautiful forever. They weren’t supposed to make mistakes, have tempers or fights or bad days. They weren’t supposed to split up. But with 18 years of marriage, 4 kids, a cat, and The Issue between them, Chip and Terry Davis aren’t quite sure what to do when the distance between them seems to far to cross–or what to do when a simple case of the flu crosses it for them.

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love story, romance, contemporary fiction

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Finding Father Rabbit

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 555 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 15, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001VNCUTY

Description

After three years in the seminary, Kevin Davis comes home for his brother’s birthday, and refuses to tell anyone why he’s not going back. No one can pry the reason from him, not his parents, his brothers, or even his twin sister. But when childhood love Lydia Freeman bounces back into his life and yanks him out of his pool of despair, he considers telling her the truth, even though once she knows, there’s no going back. He struggles with the truth, a pen pal who wants to be so much more, and an unfortunate streak with fire. Finding Father Rabbit follows the Davis family through two years, from Kevin’s return home to the explosion of his secret revealed.

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love story, romance, contemporary fiction

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It’s Not About the Cookies

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 294 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 17, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001W6RS7E

Description

There’s a long dead brother Sam can see and with whom she shares long conversation. A mother she blames for just about everything. Two sisters who carry their own assortment of baggage. A friend who survived junior high with Sam and who understands why Sam hasn’t been home in fifteen years, and a husband who thinks she should go.

Samantha Stark has a ready made list of excuses to not go back, but even though they top the list, she knows…it’s not about the cookies.

Tags Requested:

contemporary fiction, family, drama

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The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Something of Yours…

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1059 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 29, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0022NGHXC

Description

Look. I’m funny. You like me. And if you buy my book, I earn cash towards fresh cat nip and crunchy treats. It’s as simple as that… But if you need more: This is the diary of Max Thompson, blogger extraordinaire. Thousands of people (maybe hundreds) flock to his blog every day to be amused an enlightened by his feline wisdom. Plus, it’s the follow up to “The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Diary of a Mad Housecat” so you know it’s good. Some people even though it was FUNNIER. But you don’t have to read that one first. Oh, and I have a potty mouth. So you’re warned.

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cats, humor, pets

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The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Diary of a Mad Housecat

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1013 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 29, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00221Q4AK

Description

He’s 14 pounds of sleek black and white glory. With an attitude … and opinions … on everything.

“The PsychoKitty Speaks Out” is the diary of Max, a put-upon and under-appreciated domestic feline with both a disdain and a fondness for Sticky Little People, an addiction to Kitty Crack, and an appetite for Stinky Goodness. He began his popular blog “The Psychokitty Speaks Out” in October of 2003, and this is an expansion of that journal; all those dates when he didn’t blog–they’re here, in all his snarky glory.

Tags Requested:

cats, humor, pets

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The Rules:  A Guide for People Owned by Cats

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2966 KB
  • Publisher: Inkblot Books (March 30, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0023B18XW

Description

People, you need help. Truly you do. You bring home these cute little balls of fur and squeal at its cuteness, declare your life complete because of it,and then get upset when your New Meaning of Life that you treasure poops in the bathtub or hocks a hairball into your shoe. You need to know the rules. You meed to know the truth. Max Thompson, known far and wide as “The Psychokitty” is an expert on all things kitty and has finally decided to share the wisdom of his years of dealing with People, and his in-depth discussions with kitties online. This is his gift to you, the People who are willingly owned by cats. A gift that costs less than $15. Because that’s how generous he is. Complete with paw-drawn illustrations!

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cats, humor, pets

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Enemies and Playmates

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442187697
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442187696
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

Description

When the abused decide to fight back, the abuser’s world might just shatter.

Lauren Covington’s family maintains a grand facade that belies the life they live behind closed doors. Alex Covington, Lauren’s father, keeps a tight rein on his family through dominance, abuse, and obsessive control. Consequently, Lauren doesn’t believe she could ever trust a man, much less fall in love with one.

When Lauren meets Jesse Ryder, her carefully constructed protective wall shatters. She falls hopelessly and completely in love. It’s only fitting that Jesse is a private detective who had once worked for her father, had defied him, and was now the subject of Alex Covington’s wrath.

Amidst devastating loss, betrayal, and her father’s destructive pursuit of Jesse, Lauren finds the trust and love she had always longed for.

Tags Requested:

Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Mystery and Suspense

Website:

http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com

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No Justice

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442195339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442195332
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

Description

How far would you go to right a wrong?

For Michael Sykora, killing started as blind rage. Then it became something he’s good at. To most of those who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart but average guy with a workaholic nature. To a chosen few, Michael is a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals.

Michael has managed to keep his two personas separate. Until now. When Nicki, a close friend, gets into trouble, Michael steps in to help. Having lost his fiance to a brutal crime, Michael will do whatever necessary to keep from losing another woman in his life.

At one time or another, don’t we all wish we could do the things our Justice system cannot or will not? What would it take to push you over the edge?

Tags Requested:

Mystery, Suspense, Mystery Series

Website:

http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com

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Strange Future: A 23rd Century Guide…

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448615496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448615490
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

Description

Thomas Gordon’s life in the city was going just fine. He had a decent job, a nice condo, and was generally content with life. One day, however, his boss was in a particularly foul mood, and a chain of inexplicable mishaps resulted in Thomas getting fired. Fed up with the world, he begins to search for an escape to a better life. While sitting at the Realtor’s office, he stumbles upon a flyer on a bulletin board that asks a simple question:

“Fed Up?”

After calling the number on the pull tab, he meets a group of scientists with an interesting proposition: human cryogenic preservation…

Thomas and his companions Vera and Doug emerge into the strange future of the twenty-third century: a world full of amazing technological advances and equally amazing people. Upon digging a little further below the surface, though, they quickly discover that this future isn’t exactly the “better world” that everyone thought it would be…

Tags Requested:

Science Fiction, Time Travel, Satire

Website:

http://www.strangefuture.net/

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The Roswell Protocol

  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Bed Bug Publishing (June 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970558848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970558848
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches

Description

Inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, an object is detected on radar rapidly descending to Earth. Just moments before impact it vanishes, crash landing somewhere other than originally predicted. Where? No one knows. But the ripple effects are felt worldwide.

In a mountain chalet, an innocent children’s book author is about to be frightened to the very core of her soul.

In the Kremlin, a war hero is once again summoned to serve his country.

In Japan, a determined general sets a daring plan into motion.

In California, an expert in kinesics, the science of body movement, is about to be put to the test in ways he never has been before.

In the Canadian Defense Department, military strategists convene while the RAF take to the skies.

in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, an order is given– Initiate the ROSWELL PROTOCOLS

And somewhere, on a crashed alien vessel, something stirs.

The race is on. The covert battle has begun. What is at stake is the possession of advanced technology that will make the winning country the sole superpower for the next century. But are any of them truly prepared for what they’ll find…

Tags Requested:

Action, Thriller, Aliens

Website:

bedbugpub.com

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Baling

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442168374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442168374
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

Description

In this heartwarming young adult novel, two teenage brothers, unwillingly sent to the country for a summer to bale hay, discover adventure, danger, and love all wrapped around a lost Civil War treasure mystery. The last place Nick Lawson wants to be is out in the middle of the country with his little brother John, helping his Aunt Jess bale hay all summer long. After discovering a Civil War uniform in the attic with a key hidden in the jacket lining, the boys search for a treasure they believe was hidden years ago by their great-uncle. With the help of the neighboring dairy farmer’s daughter, Lainey, Nick finds adventure at every turn, when he barely escapes a tornado, gets into a fight at the county fair, almost burns up in an old chapel, explores a cave, and experiences a first kiss while swimming in the nearby creek.

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summer romance, adventure, young adult

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The Grove

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 347 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002AVU2MI

Description

The last time farmer Dexter McCray went off his medication, someone wound up dead. So, after waking from an alcoholic blackout to discover his tractor stuck in a ditch and the body of a teenage girl in the cottonwood grove bordering his cornfield, things look worryingly familiar.

With no alibi and a creeping suspicion that he might indeed be guilty, Dexter decides to investigate the crime himself. He can’t tell anybody. Not his friend, the sheriff, who keeps offering to help him winch his tractor out of the ditch. Nor his estranged wife, whose love he’s desperate to win back. And certainly not the Tollivers, his redneck neighbors.

Fortunately, Dexter’s not entirely alone. He has some help.

In the shape of the dead girl herself.

“Spare and evocative as a cornfield in autumn, The Grove marks the arrival of a haunting, powerful new voice in contemporary fiction. John Rector writes with deceptive grace, spinning out irresistible prose with a dark pulse between every line. This is psychological suspense at its most seductive. I loved it.”

-Sean Doolittle, award-winning author of Dirt, Burn, Rain Dogs, The Cleanup, and Safer

Tags Requested:

Kindle, Mystery, Horror

Website:

http://johnrector.blogspot.com

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Celtic Evil

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; 2nd edition (June 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448619831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448619832
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

Description

The first in a five part paranormal series in which five brothers must each face their own personal challenge against a foe that seeks to destroy their very line.

Once a world famous young singing group, the Fitzgeralds Brothers of Fitzgaren Ireland believed they had it all. Until an ancient witch took the lives of their parents and ended up seperating them.

Now, it has been fifteen years and that evil has returned to finish the job since the long-time family prophecy has said it will only take one of the five brothers to fall in death or surrender to evil to make it fail.

Reuniting for the first time since their parents deaths, the brothers must get past the pain, their differences and years apart to begin stopping the threat.

Roarke Fitzgerald, the fourth born son, has been many things in his twenty-six years but mainly he has been running from his past since the fateful day he witnessed his parents’ murder.

Now, forced to return to the land of his birth to face his shame and pain to protect those he cares for from harm or all that he loves will end. Can he do that or will his own demons destroy his chance for peace and love?

Can he forget his past and the bitterness he left behind and reform a bond between his brothers that many, both within their family and without, have worked hard to shred?

It will take all his power and that of his brothers to take the first step in defeating the demon who sought his death so long ago and now will seek it again if he cannot face and overcome this first challenge.

Tags Requested:

Ireland, Fitzgeralds, prophecy

Website:

sierra-rose-books.webs.com/

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Leyla’s Locket

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442170867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442170865
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.6 inches

Description

Seraphinus (Sera) Ulric dreads the latest in a series of moves forced on her by her father’s company. Their next stop is San Kristinese, a small town in the desert area of West Texas. Underneath the sleepy exterior lurks a hidden world where magic is real and things are not always what they seem.

When Sera’s family moves in next to Cressida Hammund, events are set in motion that will change their lives forever. Within days of her arrival, Sera gets on the wrong side of a bully, receives an unexpected birthday present, and makes several new surprising friends. Together they must unlock the secrets of an ancient necklace in a race against time to save magic . . . and each other.

Sera must deal with the hope of finally having a permanent home while being drawn into a web of magic, danger, legends, friendship, secrets, and conflict that will draw on every ounce of her courage and wits to survive.

Tags Requested:

fantasy, fantasy series, young adult fantasy

Website:

http://www.paigejackson.com

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From Suits to Sweats: How to work at home as a virtual Assistant

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (February 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441456961
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441456960
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.6 inches

Description

If you have ever considered working from home but aren’t sure where to
start, this book details every step of the process. This book includes
everything from picking a name and deciding on a niche area of
specialization, to what equipment/software you will need.

Other chapters include deciding on a business structure, creating your
website, budgeting, and deciding on pricing. An entire section is devoted
to explaining freelance sites, and walking you through the process of
signing up, creating a profile and portfolio, bidding on projects, landing
a client, completing the project, and collecting your payment.

Whether you are wanting to work part-time from home to supplement your
income or launch a full-time home-based business, this book will walk you
through each step of creating and growing your business.

Tags Requested:

Virtual assistant, work at home, home based business

Website:

http://www.paigejackson.com

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From Suits to Sweats: How To Work At Home As A Freelance Writer

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (March 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144210175X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442101753
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

Description

So what exactly does “From Suits to Sweats: How To Work At Home As A
Freelance Writer” cover? Well, you are about to discover everything you
need to know to pump out dozens of high quality articles full of superior
content every single day! In addition, you’ll also learn how to create your
own information products as well as how to earn income through blogs,
forums, creating and marketing resell rights content, viral marketing, and
everything else you will need in order to work from home and earn income as
a freelance writer. This book also includes a step-by-step plan for setting
up your own online business within 24 hours.

Tags Requested:

Freelance writer, home business, reference book

Website:

http://www.paigejackson.com

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Communion with Christ

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Xulon Press (October 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606478893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606478899
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

Description

This is a true story. An Archangel of the Lord appears to an unsuspecting housewife who had never been to church or read the Bible a day in her life. In doing the work of his Maker, God’s angel prepares the spirit of this biblically ignorant woman for what is soon to come. Then, Christ Jesus appears! Under the supervision of God’s own Heart, and through multiple miraculous encounters, the woman derives her gifting and comes into intimate Communions with Christ, seeing deeply inside the mysteries of our Lord, while encountering a prophetic mystical journey quite holy in content and purpose. By His Holy Spirit, God streams all manner of healing guidance into the heart of this once spiritual vacuum. The woman struggles to understand this joyous awakening and find faith enough to believe these revelations of mystery, and to obey God’s requests. Jesus speaks intimately to His children, offering prophetic messages of hope sent from our Father to heal, restore, and guide us into the days ahead. Sharon Ellis spends many exhilarating and obedient days in service to our Lord through divine intervention. Jesus talks to Sharon, teaching and imparting His mysteries. He allows her to hear Him. Christ has done a marvelous thing in Sharon Ellis. His love has made her into the resurrected woman that God wants her to be. Our Father uses the unequipped and equips them with what they need. Sharon has evolved from the depths of oppression to a mighty warrior in the care of our Savior. God has dressed the woman in His armor and sent her to battle. From the depths of her ignorance He sends her to battle and He has been victorious. Her story is a supernatural miracle in the making. It’s not over yet.

Tags Requested:

Angels, Revelational/Miracles, Christian Inspirational

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Red in the Flower Bed

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (December 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981461999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461991
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches

Description

The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of “seeds” being planted in the perfect place – exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book’s loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy.

Tags Requested:

adoption, childrens books adoption, adopt

Website:

http://www.redintheflowerbed.com

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Call Me Kate

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books; 1 edition (November 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098146193X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461939
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches

Description

Fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty risks job, family, and eventually her very life to rescue a lifelong friend. Disguised as a draft resister, Katie infiltrates a secret Irish organization to prevent bloodshed. Tragedies challenge her strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can Katie balance her sense of justice with the law?

Tags Requested:

irish immigrants, historical fiction, civil war

Website:

http://www.tribute-books.com/minicart/products.html

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Second Chance

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (April 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981461921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461922
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches

Description

Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix.

All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones.

Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.

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adoption, animal rescue, autism

Website:

http://www.chancetheshelterdog.com

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Heritage Press Catalog & Checklist

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981461948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461946
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches

Description

The Heritage Press Catalog & Checklist lists most of the books issued by the Heritage Club and the Heritage Press. This publication lists the Heritage Press books in series format. The Heritage Club started issuing books from the First Series issued in November 1935 to Series 47 June 1982-1983. It includes Bussacco’s Heritage Press Catalog number, copyright date, title, comments and price.

The checklist lists prices for the Heritage Press books in excellent condition with the slipcase and the accompanying Sandglass pamphlet. It also includes chapters featuring questions & answers, fine art prints, collotypes, reference material and Heritage Press Ephemera.

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bibliophile, book collector, heritage press

Website:

http://www.heritagepressbooks.com

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Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book
1937-1959

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981461948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461946
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches

Description

Every month for its members, the Heritage Press would publish an illustrated, hard cover edition of a title from classic literature. A pamphlet would accompany each title detailing the book’s time period, the author’s biography, the illustrator’s design philosophy, etc. The pamphlet was called The Sandglass. The Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book is a compilation of The Sanglass from 1937-1959.

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book collector, heritage press, sandglass

Website:

http://www.heritagepressbooks.com

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Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book
1960-1983

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981461948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981461946
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches

Description

Every month for its members, the Heritage Press would publish an illustrated, hard cover edition of a title from classic literature. A pamphlet would accompany each title detailing the book’s time period, the author’s biography, the illustrator’s design philosophy, etc. The pamphlet was called The Sandglass. The Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book is a compilation of The Sanglass from 1960-1983.

Tags Requested:

book collector, heritage press, sandglass

Website:

http://www.heritagepressbooks.com

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Sunset

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144043171X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440431715
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches

Description

Follow the path of three different men in three different cities as they deal with the end of civilization as we know it. In a matter of hours, ninety eight percent of the Earth’s population was exterminated. Forty eight hours later, the dead have disappeared.

For the survivors, existence has become a massive struggle. However, survival becomes much more difficult after…

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horror, zombie, apocalypse

Website:

http://www.jjritonya.com

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Pray for Death

  • Hardcover: 334 pages
  • Publisher: The Flying Tigers Publishing Group; 1st edition (October 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615157947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615157948
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Description

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS !

A Psychopath stalks and attacks Exotic Dancers; always leaving
them horrifically scarred and barely alive; with an agenda much
deeper than anyone could ever imagine.

The Story unfolds in one of the mostly unlikely of places… Asheville, North Carolina, where crime has always been notoriously low. However, with the opening of Asheville’s first Adult Entertainment Club in 2002, that all changes.

Detective Steve Layton, of the Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Division, is solely assigned to the case initially, as the first attack is considered an isolated incident. However, when the second and third victims emerge, Jimmy “Buster” Cagle, the local Sheriff, assigns Layton some help.

Soon thereafter, Detective Layton learns that the Psychopath he is after, was also responsible for a crime that was personal to him. The routine investigation now
becomes a personal manhunt by the Detective. He trusts no one, and will stop at nothing to catch this sick and twisted individual… and kill him.

The story also takes you deep into the life of the Police Detective determined to catch one of the world’s most sadistic, modern day criminals.

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Suspense, Thriller, Mystery

Website:

cashpawley.com

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Celtic Evil

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 322 KB
  • Publisher: Createspace; 1 edition (March 30, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0028AD7CS

Description

Book one in a five part paranormal/romantic suspense series about the Fitzgerald Brothers of Ireland.

Once world famous young singers, the Fitzgerald brothers had it all until an evil Warlock killed parents & tore them apart.

Now, fifteen years later, the evil has returned to finish the job by either killing them or turning just one to his side and breaking the Circle they have been destined to form for centuries.

This book is Roarke’s tale. The fourth born son has been running from his past since the day he witnessed his parents deaths.

Now, he’s forced to return home to Ireland to reunite with his brothers & face the pain, guilt & shame that he’s been running from before his chance for happiness, love & family is destroyed forever.

However, it’s unclear if the brothers combined magical powers will be enough to stop the Warlock before his evil takes another life or if the danger much closer to home will do his job for him.

Roarke finds that he must learn to trust not only his brothers again but also himself if he hopes to fight and survive the battle that started 15 years prior. Only this fight may also claim the life of the woman he loves and the family he needs.

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Paranormal Romance, Magic, Kindle

Website:

sierra-rose-books.webs.com/

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Shadow of the Ghost Book 1

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: IUniverse (October 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595528805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595528806
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches

Description

Chaos reigns as warring gods engulf an entire planet in their conflict in Shadow of the Ghost, an epic fantasy that places the fate of creation in the precarious hands of Ky, an unpredictable elven child. Their planet is a place where the inhabitants are suffocated by unbridled power that must be checked. Rachk’sha believes that all creation is his to manipulate as he wishes. With no remorse, he imprisons his brother, an old man, and begins to replace the gods, The Nine and the Council of Darkness, as if it were a game. The planet on the verge of war, Maker decides to send Ky, a “Seed,” to set things right. Ky has his work cut out for him. Denied his coming of age and exiled in a cruel world, Ky must first deal with haunting memories and an insatiable need for revenge before he can seek meaningful justice.

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fantasy, elves, chaos

Website:

http://www.tannerartesz.net

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Shadow of the Ghost Book 2

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448609356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448609352
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Description

The Nine and The Council of Darkness begin seeking replacements for the members they had lost during the conflict with Rachk’sha. Meanwhile, Ky prepares the Inheritance Ceremony he had to deny his triplets to protect them. Not wishing to see harm come to his children again, he, with The Lady’s help, plans a uniquely special gift. Unknown to Ky, the old goblin had been absorbing residual magic by tracing the runes Ky placed on the walls of the goblin caves many years ago. Now the goblin craves magical knowledge and finds Mistress, an albino necromancer. Together, they plan to become gods in their own right. To do this, they must steal the power of one of the current gods. In the process they carve a path of deception, betrayal, and blood.

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fantasy, elves, chaos

Website:

http://www.tannerartesz.net

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Queer Wolf

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Queered Fiction (June 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 192044100X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1920441005
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Description

A Queer Moon is Rising…

“Their world lies between the shadows and the moonlight, between man and animal…and in the city under neon moons and through iron-treed streets, the queer wolves run.”

Bound within QUEER WOLF is an exciting collection of contemporary, urban and sensual werewolf tales; a gathering of queer wolves presented by exciting, new and established authors.

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urban fantasy, gay romance, werewolf

Website:

http://www.queeredfiction.com/queerwolf.htm

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Let Slip the dogs of Love

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Eloquent Books (April 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606936220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606936221
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Description

An urban legend style of storytelling flavored with magical realism, Let Slip the Dogs of Love blends together athought-provoking collage of mesmeric short stories.Eugene Kachmarsky grips your full attention by flinging widely open a few of the infinite portals of perception and awareness to consider why we feel the things we do, as he takes a”kid’s-eye-view” look at the”grown-up” world. The intertwined tapestry of stories reveals the sublime, ridiculous, triumphant, and tragic ways in which ordinary people deal with the often extraordinary consequences of their choices and actions. These ironic and karmic accounts tell tales of love, crime, poverty, tragedy, greed and evil in a thoughtful, sometimes playfully humorous, youthful voice as they delve with wonder into the depths that lie beneath the surface of all things—in a quiet, sleepy metropolitan suburb.

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young adult, urban legend, magic realism

Website:

myspace.com/akadogfish

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A Measure of Heaven

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448611202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448611201
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches

Description

It’s a summation of survey results on 787 Near-Death experience cases where I report key findings – the contents and after-effects that people report from an NDE.

Contents of an NDE are things like seeing a light, strong emotional tone (love), seeing deceased relatives and beings of light.
After-effects include losing the fear of death, developing psychic and healing abilities, and changes in life purpose.

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afterlife, nde, near death experiences

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City of Rogues

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 272 KB
  • Publisher: Logical Misanthropy (June 17, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002DR45P4

Description

Kron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out someone else was responsible for the murders. That someone is Belgad the Liar, a former barbarian chieftan who is now boss of the city’s underworld.

Following his path for blood, Kron comes across the magical healer, Randall Tendbones, and accidentally reveals Randall’s darkest secret to the world. It’s a secret about the past, a secret that has kept Randall on the run for three years. Now it has caught up with him, and Belgad the Liar is suddenly the least of Randall and Kron’s concerns. The gaze of Lord Verkain, king of of the dark northern land of Kobalos, has fallen upon Kron and Randall. And it is a gaze filled with madness.

Tags Requested:

fantasy, epic fantasy, fantasy series

Website:

http://tyjohnston.blogspot.com/

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I Thought I Grew Up

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse.com (April 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440136165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440136160
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches

Description

I Thought I Grew Up is a story of coming of age again. As author Michelle Churchill approached her fiftieth birthday, she found herself careening into menopause. Suddenly, she could think of nothing but men—about their legs, the hair on their bodies, how their hands would feel holding hers—with an ever-present desire to have male contact in any way she could.

So, how does a single woman living in New York City accomplish that male closeness? Michelle turned to her computer, the only thing she had a true relationship with over the last 10 years. Signing up for every on-line dating serviced she could find and attempting to date the entire Eastern Seaboard, Michelle tells her story through a series of dates.

Penned with a sense of humor, I Thought I Grew Up will keep you laughing through the tears. While discovering that sex was the best cure for hot flashes, she also uncovers secrets she had hidden from herself. Her dating life has taught her to live life with integrity and to better understand what love really is.

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Menopause, internet dating, relationships

Website:

http://www.michellechurchill.com

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Oasis

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (December 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440485860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440485862
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches

Description

One night after a marathon shift in the emergency room, Corbin St. Laurent sees a Red Cross trailer offering free vaccinations. He quickly discovers something is terribly wrong, but it’s too late. Terrorists have used the trailer as a front to inject dozens of people with a deadly virus that takes over the mind and controls the body. The next morning the power goes out and the the government quarantines the entire city. Corbin finds himself trapped in a city of no hope. Infected men and women roam the streets in mindless packs, seeking only to spread their infection. Being stuck in cramped quarters and extreme conditions, tempers flare and fear paralyzes the rational mind of all but the toughest of survivors. Corbin struggles to find safety–evading the infected, finding refuge through sleepless nights, fighting exhaustion, fending off heat stroke, and coping with treachery and betrayal. It’ll take everything Corbin’s got just to survive the outbreak in Oasis.

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adventure, zombies, pulp

Website:

http://www.ZombieNovelOasis.com

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The Complexity Of The Irregular Verbal And Nominal Forms & The Phonological Changes In Arabic

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Pallas Athena Distribution (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9197764124
  • ISBN-13: 978-9197764124
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches

Description

This book will serve as a basis for a developed study of the morphological classes of the irregular verbal and nominal forms and the main phonological changes that occur in the Arabic language. For this purpose, the author presents and studies the forms of the doubled, hamzated, verb with first, 2nd or 3rd weak radical, and the verb that is doubly weak. The existence of a doubled segment, a hamza or a weak segment in the word can result in different phonological changes which lead it from one base form to a derived form. The author adopts an original model which takes into consideration the succession of different segments occurring in one word, and in some cases, in two words following each other. With its numerous references, this comprehensive work is likely to stimulate further research and is an invaluable resource for intermediate and advanced students of Arabic and for anyone interested in the Arabic language and linguistics.

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arabic language, arabic grammar, arabic linguistics

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Ariana’s Pride

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (May 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442184450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442184459
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches

Description

Ariana’s Pride is an historical romance set during the Wars of the Roses. Ariana is the willful and arrogant daughter of Earl William. What happens when she finds that she has lost her home and family? Will she lose her heart, too, as she struggles to reach the elderly Baron to whom her father has promised her? Or will she throw away her chance to avenge her father’s death and regain her titles and estates to be with the dashing Jeremy? Jeremy has lived most of his life in the Earl’s stables, but does not intend to end his days there. Aided by the stablemaster, once a soldier in the King’s service, Jeremy secretly learns horsemanship and sword fighting. After the attack on her father’s castle, Jeremy finds Ariana, lost and alone. He promises to take her to the Baron, but as their journey progresses, he is no longer willing to turn the woman he loves over to another man. Jeremy holds the secret which could make Ariana his, but he wants her to love him for his own sake.

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romance, historical romance, england

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Brandy and Val’s Favorite Things

  • Board book: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Colorcraft, Ltd. (May 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981928722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981928722
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches

Description

Brandy and Val, two real rescue dogs, share their favorite activities with you like meeting up with friends and eating their favorite foods in BRANDY AND VAL’S FAVORITE THINGS. This rugged board book is designed with the toddler in mind but is fun for the whole family to read. Tabbed pages make it easy for little fingers to turn the pages, and the compact size, 4.5 inch x 6.5 inch, make the book easy to carry. Colorful pages are packed with real, unstaged photographs taken by Brandy and Val’s parents as events really happened. Part of the Brandy and Val, Real Dogs with Real Tales series. In the first book, BRANDY AND VAL, the pups invite you into their world. Read about how they like to play and the things they like to do during their day. In BRANDY AND VAL’S SPECIAL STORY, find out where they came from and a whole lot more. A portion of the sales from the books is donated to animal rescue organizations throughout the United States.

Tags Requested:

children’s board book, dog book, picture book

Website:

http://www.brandyandval.com

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Brandy and Val

  • Board book: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Colorcraft, Ltd. (May 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981928706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981928708
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches

Description

Brandy and Val, two real rescue dogs, share their favorite activities with you like meeting up with friends and eating their favorite foods in BRANDY AND VAL’S FAVORITE THINGS. This rugged board book is designed with the toddler in mind but is fun for the whole family to read. Tabbed pages make it easy for little fingers to turn the pages, and the compact size, 4.5 inch x 6.5 inch, make the book easy to carry. Colorful pages are packed with real, unstaged photographs taken by Brandy and Val’s parents as events really happened. Part of the Brandy and Val, Real Dogs with Real Tales series. In the first book, BRANDY AND VAL, the pups invite you into their world. Read about how they like to play and the things they like to do during their day. In BRANDY AND VAL’S SPECIAL STORY, find out where they came from and a whole lot more. A portion of the sales from the books is donated to animal rescue organizations throughout the United States.

Tags Requested:

children’s board book, dog book, picture book

Website:

http://www.brandyandval.com

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Brandy and Val’s Special Story

  • Board book: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Colorcraft, Ltd. (May 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981928714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981928715
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches

Description

In BRANDY AND VAL’S SPECIAL STORY, discover how Brandy and Val, real rescue dogs, went from down-on-their-luck pups to being two of the most fortunate pooches around! This rugged board book is designed with the toddler in mind but is fun for the whole family to read. Tabbed pages make it easy for little fingers to turn the pages, and the compact size, 4.5 inch x 6.5 inch, make the book easy to carry. Colorful pages are packed with real, unstaged photographs taken by Brandy and Val’s parents as events really happened. Other titles in the Brandy and Val, Real Dogs with Real Tales series include the first book, BRANDY AND VAL, where the pups invite you into their world and discover how they like to play and the things they like to do during their day; and BRANDY AND VAL’S FAVORITE THINGS where you find out what the dogs favorite activities are and who their friends are. 100 percent of the proceeds from BRANDY AND VAL’S SPECIAL STORY go to the rescue the pup’s were adopted from.

Tags Requested:

shelter dogs, hurricane katrina book, board book

Website:

http://www.brandyandval.com

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Blood of the Beast

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 342 KB
  • Publisher: Tamela Quijas; 1st Edition edition (June 28, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002GP7YMY

Description

Detective Valentina Kureyev had been assigned to one of the worst cases of the century. A serial killer haunted the streets, depositing bloodless corpses throughout the section of town known as Little Europe. She hadn’t a clue to the identity of the culprit, as the appearance of more bodies had begun to cause terror and panic.
The case was hopeless.
The terror was real.

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paranormal romance, Tamela Quijas, vampire, suspense, drama

Website:

tamelaquijas.wordpress.com

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Widow’s Tale

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448617936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448617937
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches

Description

Serena Murphy was losing her mind.

Every night Serena stood on the deck of O’Flanagans Tavern, searching Maine’s rugged coast for a sign of her husband’s body. Though he was pronounced lost at sea, Alan Murphy still haunted her as only his malevolent spirit could. In the loft above her tavern, Serena hears footsteps pace across her living room floor, yet when she turns, no one is there.

Alan would not let a little thing like death stop him from tormenting her. If she could just find his body, surely this torture would stop.

It had been ten years since Brett Murphy saw his sister in-law, although the separation was by design, to avoid temptation. Now Brett was in Victory Cove, not to declare his feelings for Serena, but to discover the truth about his brother’s death. In doing so, he must battle Serena’s ghosts, both real and contrived.

Tags Requested:

Romantic suspense, Maine

Website:

maureenamiller.com

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Casca the Conqueror

  • Publisher: Americana Books; 1ST edition (2009)
  • ASIN: B002HCU4YG

Description

Casca rises from the dead after his Normandy farm is senselessly burned, and the hunt for those responsible takes him to Caen where Duke William is gathering a mighty army to invade Saxon England. His quest to get even is distracted by a beautiful woman, and Casca is torn between winning her heart or going after a ruthless member of the Norman army. Casca follows both to England where the future of the kingdom will be decided on the battlefield and he will have the chance to gain honor, prestige and a title in order to win the woman for himself. But winning on the battlefield doesn’t mean his quest is over. Only when the man he seeks lies broken at his feet will he finally achieve his aim.

Tags Requested:

Casca, Barry Sadler, Historical Fiction

Website:

casca.net

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Learn me Good

  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (June 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411665899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411665897
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches

Description

Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn’t changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as “Irritable Vowel Syndrome,” “In math class, no one can hear you scream,” and “I love the smell of Lysol in the morning,” Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.

Tags Requested:

humor, education, teaching

Website:

learnmegood.com

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Love Is Stronger Than Death: Encountering Our Struggle With Grief

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Cathedral Rhapsody Press, LLC.; 1st edition (August 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982045204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982045206
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches

Description

This book is a coping instrument: a collection of inspirational reflections on navigating through the rough waters which accompany the grieving and mourning process. It contains research, reflections, recommendations, realities and reassurances for those who face the loss of a loved one.

Psychologist Dr. Stanley Giannet’s masterfully penned insight takes readers on an engaging, deeply moving exploration of the grief and mourning process. Love is Stronger Than Death is a soulful, eloquent invitation to embrace the unconquerable power of love as the primary vehicle for overcoming the anguish that accompanies our losses.

Tags Requested:

Grief, Bereavement, Death

Website:

loveisstronger.com

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The Dysfunctional Relationship Manual: A Checklist and Workbook

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Cathedral Rhapsody Press, LLC (August 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615235395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615235394
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches

Description

The Dysfunctional Relationship Manual provides a penetrating opportunity for you to thoughtfully reflect on your relationship and identify issues that might be inhibiting your relationship growth and individual satisfaction with the relationship. This book will serve as the catalyst for meaningful change, choice, and ultimately, growth. It will stimulate and challenge you to inquire and contemplate on vitally important areas that are the basis of healthy relationships.

This book is truly a tour de force for the self-help movement! See why mental health professionals prescribe the Dysfunctional Relationship Manual to clients as a source for strengthening interpersonal effectiveness. Psychologist Dr. Stanley Giannet unmasks the slings and arrows of painful relationships and provides the identification and reflection tools necessary for life-altering self-discovery and insight.

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Dysfunctional Relationships, Relationships, Romance

Website:

dysfunctionalrelationships.com

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The Beneficiary

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001R4C07O

Description

Set in the 90s during the Los Angeles riots, this contemporary noir follows a struggling real estate agent who’s cooked up a plan to make a big pot of money. Hanging around Narcotics Anonymous meeting she finds a former addict struggling through the last stages of AIDS. Offering him support, she mortgages her home and uses the money to buy property in his name. Property she insures. As she waits for him to die so she can collect her big payday she begins to suspect he may not be everything she thought.

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Kindle thriller, Suspense, Short Story

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The Nine Lives of Clemenza

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (March 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557056209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557056200
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

Description

If you were able to choose what form of life you would live, what would you be? The Nine Lives of Clemenza explores the realms of spirituality and reincarnation. It introduces the possibility that as complex souls, we choose our lives, thus giving us the ultimate capability of free will. Clemenza starts out as a new soul in heaven, contemplating what form of life she will take to begin her journey. God grants each new soul nine lives, provided they bring back a moral lesson learned. Clemenza is diverse in her choices, exploring every facet of existence from air to the northern lights to a human being. Roles are reversed and souls intertwine during Clemenza’s many lives, as she learns the meaning and importance of pain, grief, loss, love and passion.

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Reincarnation, inspirational, heaven

Website:

http://www.hollychristineonline.com

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Carmella Jackson: Manifest Vampire

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 266 KB
  • Publisher: Michael C. Greer, MCGcoPublishing; Kindle Edition edition (July 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HK3CWY

Description

“Meet Carmella, a typical teen from Saint Augustine, Florida, who suffers a mysterious attack and is transformed into a vampire. Along the way she has to deal with her family and friends, and hopefully she can solve her predicament. Written for all ages to enjoy.”

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vampire, horror, teen

Website:

http://carmellajackson.blogspot.com

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The Infernova

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Blackburnian Press (August 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981967892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981967899
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

Description

Dante Alighieri’s magnificent Inferno has ruled for centuries as literature’s most imaginative depiction of the fates of the damned. As a masterwork of allegorical fantasy, it stands unequaled. As a survey of the true causes of human misery, it fails utterly, built as it was upon a medieval religious worldview divorced from reality. S.A. Alenthony’s The Infernova is the new book that rectifies this error by turning the classic vision of the Christian hell upside-down. Retelling the poem from an atheist’s perspective, the story parallels Dante’s descent through nine infamous circles where increasingly pernicious sinners endure their symbolic punishments. The upper circles house the minor offenders: those who lacked clarity or promoted fallacious arguments. The middle levels incarcerate those who preyed upon-and profited from-irrationality: paranormalists, conspiracy theorists, astrologers, and their ilk. Lower and yet darker realms are reserved for religion’s criminals, such as televangelist-frauds, pedophile-priests, and terrorists, while at the pit’s nadir reside the legions of the world’s prophets and a virtual menagerie of the countless gods born of their imaginations. Dante was famously accompanied on his journey by his revered hero, the Roman poet Virgil. In The Infernova, it is the satirical and irreligious gadfly Mark Twain who takes the role of guide and companion. As their odyssey continues, the dangers of irrational and mystical thinking grow more clear, and their dialogues and encounters with hell’s residents provide a unique tableau on which to set out the arguments against supernaturalism. Mythological traditions have long used narratives and parables as vehicles to get their messages across. While secular writers have produced a steady stream of quality non-fiction recently, works of fiction and poetry are more rare. The Infernova addresses the paucity of atheist imaginative writing, and will be of interest to all manner of freethinkers, humanists, and skeptical persons looking for a different kind of deconstruction of the world’s superstitions.

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atheist, atheism, dante

Website:

http://www.blackburnianpress.com

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Coffee Clutch

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 42 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001R23R78

Description

In the mid sixties, homemaker Jan Birch maintains a tight circle of friends in her Upstate New York suburban neighborhood. When the divorcée down the street is murdered, the women attribute her death to a hobo they’d seen months before. Quickly, though, Jan begins to suspect that the hobo had left the neighborhood long before and the murderer may be one of her dear friends.

Tags Requested:

kindle suspense, mystery, short story

Website:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001R23R78

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Love’s Eclipse of The Heart

  • Paperback: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432741152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432741150
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Description

July 9, 2009, Adelanto, CA and Denver, CO – K.S. Michaels has just released the second installment of the Love Returns trilogy, published by Outskirts Press. Love’s Eclipse of the Heart is a paranormal romance novel based on time travel—old souls that traverse through time—and the people who are destined to love each other.

Bradley and Destiny first meet in a precariously suspended elevator in an old, dilapidated office building. Trapped in the elevator with them is Rosemary, the eccentric janitor who, over the course of their 16-hour entrapment, reveals that she is much more than she appears. Not only is she actually the president of the insurance company where Bradley and Destiny work, she is also a sage in matters of the heart and a matriarch and mentor of countless souls. She has cleverly engineered the couple’s meeting in order to answer destiny’s call, and she watches proudly as the sexual tension and compatibility build between the two young people.

As Rosemary has accurately predicted, the occupants of the elevator are finally rescued from their predicament—but their adventure is not over. Bradley and Destiny are introduced to Crystal, a beautiful and troubled diva whose search for her soul mate has been thwarted by a fractal time warp. They also meet Mike, another old soul whose destiny is intertwined with the others, and Rosemary carefully navigates the various characters through a convoluted maze of intrigue and age-old love. She successfully reunites the soul mates who were meant to be together, and in the process leaves a legacy of infinite power with her ability to teach and guide the others to tap into the magic of their psychic abilities.

I could see Rosemary’s plan unfolding with magic beyond words. The mustang that couldn’t be broken by any means conceivable by mere mortals was whispered to a tame lull by a lady with a very old soul, a very powerful gift, and a will to prove love, the most precious gift granted by God himself which is never to be forsaken… The magic of timing and place had founded a new meaning of serenity in the annals of healing eternity and love’s eclipse of the heart.

The Love Returns trilogy exposes the magic we all possess, even if we don’t understand its power, potential, or origin. The series will evoke laughter, tears, a fondness for familiar souls, and a love within us all we might have thought no one understood. Michaels says, “After reading this story, you will come away feeling elated, spiritually reborn, and ready to receive those odd nudges that invariably dictate our hearts and souls. This is not merely a romance novel. It’s a self-help guide for those in search of their soul mate.” It’s also a love story that people will be talking about for generations.

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Paranormal Romance, Love Story, Time travel

Website:

http://www.outskirtspress.com/ksmichaels

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The New Three-Legged Stool

  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Marketplace Books; 1st edition (June 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592803636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592803637

Description

Frank Richardson was a good man who served four years in the United States Army and fought for his country in the Korean War. He then spent 25 years building a successful business. Frank worked hard to improve both his own life and the lives of others around him, employing 1,000 people in the town—people like you and me who got up every morning, drank coffee, took their kids to school, built lives.
Unfortunately, Frank didn’t work as hard to protect his retirement account from the IRS. By the time Frank’s estate was settled, 85.8% of a $2.5 million retirement account went to pay taxes. Don’t let this happen to you!
The New Three-Legged Stool ™contains a step-by-step formula for setting up a retirement that will not be ravaged by taxes. In this book you will learn:
• Why tax-deferral is bad in retirement.
• How to invest tax-efficiently to minimize risk and taxes.
• What is the R/D Factor™ and how to use it to control taxes.
• How to maximize your Social Security benefits.
• Five ways to take money from your IRA before age 59 ½ without penalty.
• Why you don’t want to hold stocks in your IRA account.
• Five reasons to reexamine your estate plan.
• When to start drawing Social Security early and when to wait.
• How to transfer your least tax-efficient assets to an IRA without penalty.
• How to save up to 30% in taxes when taking assets from a 401(k) plan.
By following the strategies in The New Three-Legged Stool™, you may be able to cut your income tax bill in half during retirement.

Tags Requested:

Retirement Planning, Financial Planning, Retirement

Website:

http://www.TheNewThreeLeggedStool.com

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Hard Candy

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (July 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448614120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448614127
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches

Description

Amanda Young, best-selling author of gay fiction, brings you three tales of torrid love between men. Previously available only in electronic format, these steamy novellas have now been combined for a paperback edition! Included are the stories… Man Candy Aaron Samuels has a secret. He’s in love with his boss, Logan Remora. Logan is everything Aarons ever wanted in a man, except he’s straight… and married. Candy Man After a night of catering to trick-or-treaters, Aaron’s ready to kick back and unwind. But his lover’s sweet tooth is about to derail his plans. Eye Candy Humiliated by his first love, Jake Remora has no intention of ever making himself vulnerable to that kind of pain again. Life is good, until Kane Sharp moves home and stirs up old memories Jake would rather forget.

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Gay romance, erotic romance, erotica

Website:

http://www.AmandaYoung.org

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Dead on

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Five Star (ME) (July 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594147817
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594147814
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches

Description

When a burnt out cop turned PI has to put off his suicide again it is for a reason to live–revenge, and the purpose for life is brought to him by a dirty blond who has a big heart for dogs and a sharp tongue for him. This is a modern day Noir set in Atlanta reviewed favorably by Booklist, Armchair Reviews, and Tess Gerritsen who couldn’t put it down, calling it “whip-smart.”

Tags Requested:

suspense, thriller, mystery

Website:

robertwalkerbooks.com

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Children of Salem

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Publisher: Robert W. Walker; 1st original edition (July 8, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002GU6LIC

Description

Imagine courting your girl only to learn that she’s up on charges of being a witch along with her mother? Romance can’t be easy in the time of the witch trials but it, along with the geography, the economics, the history, the theology, and the destructive nature of a witch hunt (whether then or now) demonstrates the condition of man when the sheer veil of civility is removed. Children of Salem goes beyond anything previously revealed about Salem Village and Salem Town and the principle players to reveal how you, me, all of us can be set against our neighbor and want to see him or her summarily executed in the best tradition of law and order and church teachings.
“What happens to Walker’s characters shouldn’t happen even to fictional people.” –JA Konrath, author of Whiskey Sour, Cherry Bomb, Afraid.

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Salem Witch Hunt, Salem Witchcraft, Salem Witch Trials

Website:

robertwalkerbooks.com

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New Life Incorporated

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 291 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0029ZARNE

Description

The Longevity Chip is a marvel of biotechnology—an implant that slows aging and ensures virtual immortality. It’s safe, affordable, and guaranteed. Thousands have been sold, and thousands more are in production, quickly making New Life Incorporated the wealthiest, most powerful corporation on the globe. The fountain of youth, it seems, has at long last been found. But the Resistors aren’t buying it; they suspect the Chip has some guarded, secret purpose and seek the truth of its design. Still, the truth often comes at great cost—as their increasingly violent confrontations with the Lifers who defend their newfound “salvation” attest. As far as Joe Ramsey is concerned, he’d just as soon stay out of it. As a veteran, he’s already tormented by his past so he doesn’t need a troubling future. But when he inadvertently thwarts the assassination of a key Resistor, Joe is thrown headlong into a tangle of deceit, treachery, and intrigue that may prove New Life CEO Caleb Walker the most dangerous man on earth.

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science fiction, action, thriller

Website:

http://www.mariarachelhooley.

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Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 133 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (November 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591025699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591025696
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches

Description

Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs is a collection of 26 vignettes depicting various forms of bullying with thought questions following each vignette.  All the vignettes are based on true experiences related to me by students during my school visits, and the book is dedicated to a 12-year-old Minnesota boy who took his own life as a result of bullying. Has received very positive endorsements from nationally recognized educators and is the recipient of a 2008 Mom’s Choice Gold Award and a 2009 Young Voices Foundation Silver Award.

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School Bullying, Bullies, Peer Pressure

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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Sojourner

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 332 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HOQTW0

Description

Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Moon has been dreaming of her murder her entire life, and in those dreams, a dark presence is there, watching. When she returns home to Hauser’s Landing, the very place her father disappeared, she comes in contact with a gorgeous boy named Lev Walker, and it’s not long before she’s falling in love. But there’s something wrong with Lev. When she realizes he’s the eerie watcher in her dreams, she’ll have to discover the truth. Is he a guardian angel or a sojourner, an angel of death who has come to collect her soul?

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urban fantasy, love, redemption

Website:

http://www.mariarachelhooley.com

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Beneath the Surface

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Red Rose Publishing (April 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604359064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604359060
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.7 inches

Description

Are you able to see what is hidden right under your eyes? Rynne Slater, a twenty-eight year old, gorgeous, intelligent African American woman has been tied to her desk for the past six years working on a miracle scar remover. She hasn’t thought about dating anyone until she meets the local town hermit, Pierce McMahon. Rynne promises not to let herself fall for Pierce, but that vow is put to the test as she wants to learn more about the man beneath the hood. Pierce McMahon hasn’t been approached by any woman since his ex-girlfriend cut up his face in a fit of anger. He always thought he didn’t want a woman’s company anymore. But that all goes out the window when he opens his front door and finds the alluring ebony beauty Rynne standing on his porch. More than anything, he wants to make her his and he refuses to allow the narrow-minded opinions of her brother or his sister to stand in his way. But how can he make that happen when a whole town hates him because of the way he look. Will Rynne finally be the one to look… Beneath the Surface?

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erotic romance, interracial romance bw/wm, Marie Rochelle

Website:

http://www.freewebs.com/irwriter/

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Homefront

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Penxhere Press (March 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615139906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615139906
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Description

A cab driving former English professor (Mia), an alcoholic Vietnam veteran (Donny), an anti-war soldier (Brian), and a morbid mother in-law (Olivia) come together in this realistic, sensual, and darkly humorous semi-autobiographical tale of waiting through a war deployment.

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army, deployment, war

Website:

kristentsetsi.com

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If you had to choose, what would you do?

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157392010X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573920100
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches

Description

This is an interactive book about moral choices for children 6-12. There are 25 stories about moral dilemmas and the reader is asked what he or she would do in that situation. Each story is also followed by thought questions which stimulate great discussions both in the home and in the classroom. The stories are fun for the kids to read and they get them thinking and talking about important moral issues.

Tags Requested:

Character Education, Character Building, Moral Choices

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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It’s up to you, what would you do?

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (December 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573922633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573922630
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches

Description

This is an interactive book about moral choices for ages 8 and up. There are 25 stories about moral dilemmas and the reader is asked what he or she would do in that situation. Each story is also followed by thought questions which stimulate great discussions. Has received excellent reviews and is a wonderful resource for both the home and the classroom.

Tags Requested:

Character Education, Character Building, Moral Choices

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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More if you had to choose, what would you do?

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591020778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591020776
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches

Description

In this sequel to her popular first book, IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey encourages parents and teachers to talk to children about values and to help them formulate their own personal value system in the face of peer pressure, even when following their own conscience means going it alone. Children can easily identify with the twenty-six scenarios presented, and the questions at the end of each chapter encourage productive, in-depth discussions about the moral choices suggested by each story. Kids will enjoy reading through each short situation and then deciding what they would do.

Tags Requested:

Character Education, Character Building, Moral Choices

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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Dare to Dream

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (March 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591022800
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591022800
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches

Description

Magical heroes like Harry Potter, Spiderman, or Catwoman provide plenty of entertainment for kids, but in real life heroes are made of sterner stuff than celluloid fantasies. In this inspiring collection of biographies, critically acclaimed writer and psychologist Sandra McLeod Humphrey teaches young people that heroes were once ordinary people whose strength of character helped them to achieve extraordinary things. Starting with only their dreams, they worked hard and overcame obstacles to make their dreams come true. Some overcame physical handicaps, others psychological barriers like extreme shyness or feelings of inferiority; some faced racial discrimination or educational disadvantage, others financial burdens. In spite of these frustrations and discouragements, all of these people discovered in themselves the patience, perseverance, and determination to pursue their dreams beyond every obstacle. The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you come from, you too can accomplish extraordinary things, as long as you dare to dream and never, never, never give up!

Tags Requested:

Biographies, Inspirational, Motivational

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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Keepin’ it Real

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing Company (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0788019538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0788019531
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches

Description

Anyone who is (or who ever has been) 13 will identify with Leslie’s struggles to make sense of her family, her faith, her own thoughts, and the world. Through her letters to God, Leslie deals with questions as big as the very nature of God and as small as why Mom gets so bent out of shape about how the bathroom towels are folded. Sandra Humphrey has done a beautiful job of not only creating a very believable character, but more importantly, of showing young readers how inextricably faith is linked to the issues of everyday life.
Lynn Gilliam
Associate Editor, Pockets

Tags Requested:

Christian Teens, Christian Youth, Christian Girls

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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Me, Myself and I

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing Company (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0788025600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0788025600
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

Description

Being a “tween” can be a very awkward time in anyone’s life. You’re not a full-fledged teenager with cars, dates, and high school, but you’re not a little child anymore, either. You can still feel the pull in both directions–wanting to be a child and have fun, yet wanting more responsibility as a teenager. It’s definitely not easy being a tween, but the wisdom offered in Me, Myself, and I can make the journey from tween to adult just a little easier with the reassurance that God is present every step of the way.

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Christian Youth, Youth Devotionals, Christian Devotionals

Website:

http://www.kidscandoit.com

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Dance Macabre

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 91 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IKLICO

Description

Lily Rafferty is a dancehall girl in 1897 London. Caught in a web of poverty and injustice, she thinks her luck might finally be about to change.

Rhys Trevan Morgan, Viscount Talfryn suffers under a terrible curse. Is Lily the answer to his prayers … or his doom?

Tags Requested:

paranormal romance, kindle romance, vampire romance

Website:

SusanneSaville.com

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Once upon a time in Venice

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595416594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595416592
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches

Description

Grandpa Leo is saddened by some devastating news and keeps it a secret from his only grandson, Samuelle. As Samuelle’s legal guardian, Grandpa Leo decides Venice, Italy would be the perfect place for a trip—and much more. Not only is Venice charming, but also Grandpa Leo’s roots stem back to this magical place. Once in Venice, they share many adventures, and Grandpa Leo stumbles upon someone special from his past. Meanwhile, Grandpa Leo struggles with when to break the news to Samuelle, but with Samuelle’s growing fondness for Venice and his new relatives and friends, the challenge may be a little easier to face. Eventually, Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever.

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Venice, adventure, children’s fiction

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The adventures of the Muffin Family

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press; 1st edition (July 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432742183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432742188
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

Description

The day they leave has finally arrived. The family is excitedly preparing to leave when Little Chip mysteriously disappears!

What has happened to Chip, and where could he be? Will they find him in time to make their trip?

Or will the Muffins have to cancel their vacation – again?

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adventure, childrens books, childrens illustration

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The Diva Takes the Cake

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425228401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425228401
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches

Description

Sophie Winston’s sister, Hannah, is getting married — again! And if you ask Sophie, her future brother-in-law is no prince. But is he a killer? That’s the question on everyone’s mind when his ex-wife is found hanging from a pergola. This is one event Sophie and her sister hadn’t planned on.

As hidden family secrets begin to come to light, Sophie finds the list of suspects is almost as long as the list of wedding guests. Will the real killer be seated on the groom’s side or the bride’s? Or will he be standing at the altar? Either way, Sophie must solve the murder in time to stop her sister from making the biggest — and possibly last — mistake of her life.

Tags Requested:

cooking mystery, culinary mystery, cozy mystery

Website:

http://divamysteries.com

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Crown of Serpents

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Jacks River Communications (April 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615281109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615281100
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches

Description

With the discovery of a campaign journal from an American Revolutionary War officer who fought against the Iroquois Indians, the U.S. Army calls in their top field historian to assess its contents. Jake Tununda, combat vet and half-Seneca Indian, is stunned when he gleans from the journal’s cryptic Masonic passages clues to the location of an ancient shaman’s crown once protected by the White Deer Society, a secret cult of his forefathers.

Jake soon realizes why his ancestors’ history was best kept buried. And why peaceful, rural central New York’s Finger Lakes region can be deadlier than any battlefield he had ever faced.

Crown of Serpents, a mystery thriller set in the former heartland of the Iroquois Empire, takes Jake on a fast-paced hunt to find the elusive crown — and protect it. He teams up with Rae Hart, an alluring state police investigator, as they snake their way across a politically turbulent landscape marked with murder, arson, lies, and deceit. Deciphering codes, digging up war loot, and fending off the henchmen of billionaire Alex Nero, a ruthless Indian casino magnate, Jake and Rae’s survival skills are put to the test. The clues to the crown ultimately lead them deep within sacred Indian caves hidden under the abandoned Seneca Army Depot where the magnitude of the crown’s power is revealed.

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mystery, adventure, history, suspense

Website:

http://www.crownofserpents.com

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Woman of Honor

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 464 KB
  • Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc (March 27, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0021L9YDK

Description

Aislinn of Bairbhe dreams of becoming a lady knight to honor the death of her fallen brother. To her mother’s horror, King Patrick grants Aislinn’s wish and she begins her long years of training.

Despite the mockery of the other pages, and the disdain of Prince Caelan who also trains to be a knight, Aislinn commits herself to her dreams and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and bravery. Through the years, Aislinn and Caelan grow from sparring classmates to good friends. They both know that someday Caelan will marry for the sake of the kingdom, but even that cannot keep them from falling in love.

The threat of war with the Speicans is a constant threat, and one that grows more frightening as she and Caelan train toward their eventual knighthood. Aislinn has committed herself to serving Arnhem, and has promised herself as King’s Champion when Caelan claims the throne. She is willing to give up everything… her childhood, her life, even her heart for Arnhem. No matter the pain it brings.

Tags Requested:

fantasy, fantasy romance, romance

Website:

http://www.NicoleZoltack.com

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When Coal was Queen

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Tribute Books (July 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982256523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982256527
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches

Description

Journey into the history of what was once called the “Jewel of the Mid Valley” — Olyphant, Pennsylvania, “The Queen City.” This journey takes the reader through the earliest days of the township and notable events of the past. Included are some famous residents and visitors who passed through over the years, and of course the storied Anthracite Empire that built the town. Check out a wealth of photographic documentation as well as many interesting facts about Olyphant.

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coal, miner, local history

Website:

http://www.tribute-books.com

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Kisses From a Distance

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Cune Press; 1st edition (September 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188594246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885942463
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Description

Kisses…is a memoir that was conceived after the death of the author’s mother and the discovery of a cache of over 200 letters in her personal effects. The letters, from Lebanese relatives and friends, refreshed the author’s boyhood memories and impelled him on an eight-year journey to research and write this book.

The tale begins with the virtual kidnapping–and ultimate marriage–of the author’s grandmother from a remote Lebanese convent in 1895. It chronicles the unhappy arranged marriages of both his grandmother and mother, the exploits of her career military-man brother, the untimely deaths of parents and siblings, the trials caused by famine and disease and the struggles of his uneducated father to cope with the circumstances he found in the “Promised Land” of America.

Many rare written and oral records contributed to making the work into an engaging story of general interest.

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Lebanon, Immigration, Ellis Island

Website:

raffellis.com

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Down the River up the Road

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13 KB
  • Publisher: River and Road; 1st edition (May 25, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002B55IHW

Description

In one life there is a river and a man guiding rafts. In another life there is a ranch and a woman on horseback. In both lives there are lots of little pieces, sleeping quietly, waiting for their time in the mountain sun. One day, a shimmering face and guiding hand reaches down and plucks our guide out of the river, putting him straight in the path of a wonderful ranch woman. These two lives soon enough find themselves going down one path, along with a little dog and some ranch horses. One chapter at a time.

And then things really start moving. A freckle-faced sixth grader arrives on the scene from the Coast just as a blue-eyed kid from Minnesota lands at the other end of town. Soon all are together and making the most of their new lives in a beautiful and rarely seen corner of the West.
One chapter at a time.

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romance, family adventure, happy girls

Website:

http://riverandroad.blogspot.com

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The Unborn Spouse Situation

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com; 1st edition (July 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411629205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411629202
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches

Description

Augie Schoenberg is twenty-two, an aspiring filmmaker at a school without a film school, and desperately single. He’s just moved into the Harley Hutt, the wildest party house on campus, and has fallen hard for his roommate Victor Radhakrishna, a campus political activist who is, for Augie, “a practical demi-god: a crusader for justice in skateboarding shoes.” The problem is, Augie is the only gay one in the house – or so he thinks. Set in a raucous Midwestern college town, The Unborn Spouse Situation is a darkly comic novel of sex, betrayal, and cultural clashes. Augie’s search for love takes him from the cornfields of Illinois, to the gay beach and underground clubs of Chicago, and finally to the ecstasy-fueled nightlife of London, where Victor’s secret threatens to keep the two apart forever. Whether in this relationship, or in two other doomed romances – one with a deeply closeted Mexican-American frat boy, and the other with a Cuban pro baseball player – Augie finds that the deceptively free Midwestern environment holds more obstacles to these relationships than even he had thought. The Unborn Spouse Situation is the debut novel from controversial Chicago author Matt Rauscher, who deftly combines such divisive issues as arranged marriage and gay rights, and sets it all in a town called Normal, Illinois. The Unborn Spouse Situation is sure to be considered the most sexual book of the year, and one of the smartest. Written in a raucous, voyeuristic style, Augie’s story won’t disappoint readers looking for a wild, sexy ride.

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gay; literary fiction; gay fiction

Website:

http://www.mattrauscher.com

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Along Came a Demon

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 214 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HWSVIM

Description

I’m told the dead are all around us. I wouldn’t know about that, I see only the violently slain. They can be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in a cross-fire, the murdered. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. I’ve learned to live with my uncanny ability, in fact I’ve made a career out of it.

The departed aren’t the only supernaturals I see. No, they’re not vampires or werewolves or fae – those things don’t exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That’s too much of a mouthful for me, I call them demons. If you saw them as I do, you’d know why.

Right now I’m trying to track down a missing six year-old boy whose mother was murdered. Or maybe she wasn’t. To further complicate the case, Clarion PD gave me a partner I’d rather shoot than work with.

I can’t tell them he’s a demon.

They’d think I’m crazy.

I’m Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world.

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Kindle, ghosts, paranormal mystery

Website:

lindasworlds.net

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Becoming Alice

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: IUniverse (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605280216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605280219
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches

Description

Six year old Ilse watches Nazi troops march down her street in Vienna. After a harrowing escape, she and her Jewish family begin an odyssey which will take them to Riga, Latvia, through Russia and Japan, and end in Portland, Oregon. Troubled, and conflicted with one another within the family, they struggle to fit into the American landscape. Despite changing her name to Alice as an adolescent, Ilse remains anxious, withdrawn, and isolated. Becoming Alice, A Memoir, brilliantly showcases her eventual triumph over adversity, identity crisis, and the debilitating power of family ties.

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world war ii, self-esteem, young adult

Website:

http://alicerene.com

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The Invitation

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Pallas Athena Distribution (July 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9197764140
  • ISBN-13: 978-9197764148
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches

Description

The poems in The Invitation deal with emotional, metaphysical, surrealistic, existential and philosophical questions. They reflect over the state of being, encounters, relations, truths, individual and universal themes and aim at expanding the human self-expression and awareness. The human experiences and universal truths are discovered through the imagination and the opening up of the subconscious mind.

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contemporary poetry, modern poetry, spirituality

Website:

joyceakesson.com

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When Angels Cry

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 330 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002F00C8I

Description

Kaylee Renard has never taken the time for love. Independence and financial security have always been the top priorities. Besides, she believed there will be time for a relationship later, when she can fit it in. In light of a terminal cancer diagnosis, however, her views change, and when Kaylee passes out and falls into a pond, Bastian Connelly, alone and suicidal, goes in after her, hoping that in trying to save Kaylee’s life, he will end his own. But life isn’t done with Bastian, and neither is love. As Kaylee comes to love him, she wonders what she’s missed and seeks to find whatever gifts fate might grant her.

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mainstream, love and loss, redemption

Website:

http://www.mariarachelhooley.com

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Review – YGOR

YGOR – A New Masterpiece Added to the Frankenstein Lore

Rating: 5 of 5, TMBOA Recommended
Author: Lee Murphy

Available: Paperback

Seventeenth Century: Orphaned at a young age due to multiple physical deformities and a dim wit, Ygor found himself raised under the harsh hand and tutelage of the village Abbott.  Learning to raise crops and forge and form metal, Ygor helps the villagers in many ways though they continue to shun him due to his appearance.  After years of living on the town’s outskirts, the Abbott pays him a visit requesting he refurbish an ancient castle previously owned by the church and recently purchased by a physician from a far away land.  Ygor embraces the opportunity and works day and night for months in anticipation of the castle’s future occupant.  When the ingenious and troubled doctor arrives, Ygor becomes his aid.  Finally having a purpose and plenty of work to do, Ygor helps the doctor though he wonders what exactly the “New Man Project” is.

Written entirely in first person from Ygor’s perspective, Lee Murphy has created a masterpiece in the “Frankenstein” genre.  It is always a challenge to reflect the personalities of others, their thoughts and emotions when writing entirely in the first person, yet Murphy captures not only the “heart” of the good natured Ygor who searches for purpose and belonging throughout his life, but also the madness and brilliance of the doctor.  I especially enjoyed Murphy’s wonderful description of Ygor’s projects ranging from the building of the castle’s bridge to creating the lighting tower which would feed the large underground makeshift battery designed to serve as the power source for the “New Man Project”.

Murphy also captures Ygor’s torn loyalties between the doctor and what he believes is right.  Unfortunately, the doctor’s frequent abuse continues to forge Ygor’s self image and forces continually into a life of servitude.

This is one of the best reads I’ve had all year.  It had me turning pages well into the night and after reading had me thinking about it’s characters and themes.   This is my first Lee Murphy book and I’m looking forward to reading more.

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