Monthly Archives: October 2010

TMBOA – August 2010 Additions

Columbine

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true crime, murder, teen

Description

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma City-style, and to leave “a lasting impression on the world.” Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting “another Columbine.”

When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself out of a school window-the whole world was watching him. Now, in a riveting piece of journalism nearly ten years in the making, comes the story none of us knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen has delivered a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to the Columbine prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal.

The result is an astonishing account of two good students with lots of friends, who were secretly stockpiling a basement cache of weapons, recording their raging hatred, and manipulating every adult who got in their way. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left signs everywhere, described by Cullen with a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boys’ tapes and diaries, he gives the first complete account of the Columbine High School massacre.

In the tradition of Helter Skelter and In Cold Blood, Columbine is destined to be a classic. A close-up portrait of violence, a community rendered helpless, and police blunders and cover-ups, it is a compelling and utterly human portrait of two killers–an unforgettable cautionary tale for our time

Website:

http://davecullen.com/columbine.htm

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Growing Teens

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Teens, parenting teens, teenagers

Description
Be afraid; be very afraid your lovable, agreeable child has become a teen. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. As a parent of a teenager you will find that there are certain rules that we as parents must abide by in order to survive. Most of us will learn the hard way. I have compiled 1,000 tips that are serious and sometimes humorous all you have to do is sit back relax and enjoy the reading. If you know someone with teens who is starting to lose their mind give them this book to help them out.

Website:

http://www.askdrmamalove.com

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Miracles, Angels and Answers

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Miracles, answered prayers, God’s love

Description
Miracles happen. I have seen them first hand. God has answered my prayers from the time I was a child. He has always been there for me and I want to share my miracles with you. My first miracle occured when I was eight years old. I had a Barbie Doll who got her leg bit off.

Website:

http://www.askdrmamalove.com

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Read Between the Lines

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body language, relationship tips, flirting

Description
Men and women are different. They can say one thing and mean another. I am here to tell you what they are saying. We will look at their words, their body language, and what they want from the opposite sex. Find out what your man or woman is really saying so it will keep you out of the dog house. Use this a guide and keep it with you so that your relationship will be stronger.

Website:

http://www.askdrmamalove.com

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Fallen Blood

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Vampire romance, Paranormal romance, Urban fantasy

Description
What mystery surrounds an abandoned house now owned by the Federal government, that would bring men dressed in black to a frightened teen’s home in the middle of the night? That would have them drag her parents from their home? What would have them desperately searching for her, to keep whatever secret they hide. Her only hope is a lovesick teen with a secret of his own to hide. Vampire blood. Is it a curse, or is it a blessing? For two people in love, it’s about to be a little of both.

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The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island

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pancakes, zombies, comedy

Description

A demented fairy tale about a pickle, a pancake, and the apocalypse.

It is Gaston Glew’s sixteenth Sad Day – the sixteenth anniversary of the saddest day of his life: his day of birth – and his parents have just committed suicide. Fed up with the sadness of Pickled Planet, Gaston Glew builds a rocket ship and blasts off into outer space, hoping to escape his briny fate.

Meanwhile, on Pancake Island, Fanny Fod, the most beautiful pancake girl in the world, nurses a secret sadness as she guards the origin of all happiness: the mysterious Cuddlywumpus. When Gaston’s rocket ship crash-lands in the sea of maple syrup that surrounds Pancake Island, nothing will ever be the same for him, or for Fanny Fod.

Captain Pickle says: “Unchain yourself from this briny fate, oh pickled prisoner, and read Cameron Pierce’s The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island: A Tragedy for People Who Eat Food!”

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The Haunting of Sam Cabot

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Horror, Supernatural, Ghosts

Description
There are places that hold evil, houses so vile, so tainted, that people refuse to live in them. Farnham House is one of those places. Once an inn, this majestic old New England manor house is back on the market, and the price is very reasonable.
Sam Cabot is a man tired of moving. Now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life in the country with his wife and young son. Little does he know that he will soon begin a long, slow descent into madness and that he will spend his summer living with dead things.

Website:

markedwardhall.com

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Servants of Darkness

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Supernatural, Horror, Anthology

Description

A collection of thirteen sinister tales from author Mark Edward Hall. From psychological horror to supernatural suspense to Lovecraftian nightmares, these stories will make you question your own beliefs about sanity and madness.

Includes Hall’s first ever published short story, 1995s “Bug Shot”

Website:

markedwardhall.com

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The Holocaust Opera

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Horror, Music, Holocaust

Description
Roxanne moves to New York seeking stardom. She meets Jeremiah, a young composer, and is drawn into his web of genius and deceit. She discovers that his music is infected with a deadly virus that dates back to the Holocaust, and to one man in particular, a Doctor Josef Mengele whom the prisoners named The Angel of Death.
Roxanne discovers that Mengele has somehow returned from the dead and that he intends to destroy mankind through Jeremiah’s body of infected music.
Time is running out as Roxanne fights to save their souls from the clutches of extinction.

Website:

markedwardhall.com

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VRIN: ten mortal gods

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Christian Fantasy, Christian Fiction, Christian Science Fiction

Description

Beyond our waking minds, past the infinite dark where whispers and shadows live, is a secret place of such unimaginable importance, God himself has hidden it from us … until now.

Is Jason Tardin a god? The people of Vrin believe so, and why shouldn’t they? After all, he has the power to manipulate the invisible wire structures upon which their world is painted. But, if he IS a god, then why can’t he remember? Dreams, virtual reality, and the world between life and death collide in this surreal mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems.

Website:

http://www.christianfantasyauthor.com

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VampirErotique Vol. 1: Beginnings

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Vampire romance, Paranormal romance, Urban fantasy

Description

A story of reincarnation, passion, symbiosis and a fresh take on the modern vampire.

Sally is your average twenty-something girl. She works in a department store, in the children’s section. Her life seems to be going nowhere and she has no way to pursue her true passion – painting.

Then in one night Sally’s world is turned upside down. A night filled with vampires, passion and a truth so shocking it is going to change Sally’s life forever.

Is she ready?

Website:

http://vampireserotica.com

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The Constant Travellers

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fantasy adventure, romantic adventure, mystical

Description
Sex, drugs, and the West that never was. In a novel at once raucously funny and deeply philosophical, author Gordon Basichis explores one man’s continuing search to unlock life’s elusive mysteries.

Setting out for the Far West after the Civil War, young Shelby Lopez encounters Indian mystic Thunderbird Hawkins. With the help of his marijuana, peyote, and “magic mushrooms,” the Indian teaches Shelby of the Great Necklace and the Great Book, which when brought together, lead on to wisdom and an understanding of man’s destiny.

The history of the Great Necklace and the Great Book stretches from the conquistadors to river gamblers, and finally to the frontier town of Star City. But even as mystic and disciple prepare to join the two sacred objects, they realize that they are not yet meant to be brought together, and that they themselves must return to their lives as The Constant Travellers.

Humor, insight,violence and passion combine in this brilliant thought provoking narrative to create an unforgettable story. While set in the Old West, the novel assumes a modern idiom and is as contemporary as the hip scene of today.

Website:

http://www.minstrelsalley.com

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To Live on the Wind

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homlessness, beauty, Bloomberg

Description

The new memoir by Nanette Rayman-Rivera is a memoir about deepest loss – of a mother’s love; of desire that can be swindled and circumvented in such Machiavellian style, one can only wonder if the Fates are behind it. A gripping first hand observation of homelessness and poverty in Bloomberg’s system, this story of thwarted promise and grim determination will pull your heart right out of your chest.

Website:

toliveonthewind.blogspot.com

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The Black God’s War

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epic fantasy, dark fantasy, fantasy

Description

Her father-king wants war. Her messianic brother wants peace. The black god wants his due. She suffers all the consequences.

Website:

http://sciencefictionfantasybooks.net

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Jefferson’s Road: The Spirit of Resistance

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Suspense, Thriller, and Politics

Description

“How do we keep them from electing Marxists and liberals?”
“Well, that’s what the war is for, buddy.”

– A Radical Plan –

Stung by the last election, Martin Baird conceives a plan to ignite a second American Revolution. He will provoke the United States’ government into declaring war against its own citizens by assassinating the President on Inauguration Day.

“What country can preserve its liberties if its leaders are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

– A Desperate Gamble –

Fearful for his brother’s life and stunned by his own surprising skill with an assault rifle, Peter Baird tries to keep him from going down Jefferson’s road to revolution. Can he save his brother, or must he betray Martin to save his country?

Website:

JeffersonsRoad.com

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The Witch of Greenwich Village

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occult, suspense/thriller, horror

Description

In the tradition of The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby,The Other, Burnt Offerings and other genre straddling works The Witch of Greenwith Village marries romance to the occult and spices the union with mystery, suspense and sex.”

Website:

greenwichwitch.com

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The Howling

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mystery, murder mystery, lady detective

Description

When Charlotte Diamond retired to Diamond Cottage near Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, she thought she had left her life of crime-solving it, that is-behind her, and is struggling to find a new purpose in life. But the small waterfront community of Hopewell on the Choptank, with its wealthy artistically inclined inhabitants, is hiding old crimes and dark secrets beneath its outward quiet and affluence.

A surprising number of people from the community have intersecting pasts and dark secrets that Charlotte is unaware of and that become downright murderous, coming to a head when blockbuster movie actress, Brenda Brandon, arrives in the village in full retreat from a recent tragedy in her life. And Sam, the neglected husky who has attached himself to Charlotte, knows more about what is going on than he can tell her, even with his howling.

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Barbarian Tales – Books 1, 2, and 3

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barbarian, gay erotica, gay adventure

Description

Konan, the great barbarian, is legendary throughout the ancient world for his huge size, his strength, and his appetites. He is a famed lover of men, taking them wildly and often, and in his wild, free, wanderings and adventures he finds many men who have longed to meet him, and be fully known by him. But there are also men he meets who have whatever magic it is that makes Konan want them dangerously too.

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Dream War

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dreams, CIA, Inception

Description

1980. Hector Lopez joins a CIA enterprise capable of entering dreams and extracting information. Lopez saves hundreds of hostages’ lives by dream-linking to terrorists and foiling their plans. When the Red Brigades, an Italian terrorist group, kidnaps a US General, Lopez and his team execute every technique available for extracting information—including one that links our world to a dimension never meant to be discovered.

Present Day. The Sogno di Guerra—a Red Brigades sect—plans the slaughter of millions. And they’ve the help of Luzveyn Dred, the entity ruling the dimension the CIA inadvertently opened a portal to—the Spatium Quartus.

Aided by an aging expatriate, a recovering alcoholic, and a mysterious girl, Lopez must overcome memories of past failures and defeat evil—in this world as well as in a dimension of nightmares.

Website:

http://www.prosapio.com

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Thanatos Rising

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Too dark for science and too evil for theology, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden.

Postgraduate student Harry Chesterton uncovers a trail of dark science that leads to the old monastery above the Welsh university town of Aberystwyth.

With bodies beneath the cafe, residents oozing puss from puncture marks on their necks, and the disappearance of the University Chaplain, Chesterton’s research into post-mortem consciousness is about to leap off the page.

The Memoirs of Harry Chesterton were found by the author in an attic flat in Eastbourne along with Chesterton’s final letter before crossing over into the world of Thanatos.

Thanatos Rising constitutes the first volume of memoirs which recounts Chesterton’s perilous investigations in Aberystwyth up until the time of his first disappearance.

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Crazy Hot Sex Secrets

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erotica, memoir, romance

Description

Adrianna Savine has penned a personal,
poignant, and enlightening exploration of
women’s sexuality. In Crazy Hot Sex Secrets,
she shares her erotic escapades, her many lovers,
and exposes intimate secrets in a heartfelt memoir
both outrageous and emotional.
She loves that crazy hot sex!

Raw experience as a girlfriend, wife, mistress,
and escort (not necessarily in that order!)
left indelible marks. With a full heart,
she appreciates the role of sex, love, and
intimacy in the life of a woman. Share her
steamy dreamy days as she delights in the joys
and intimacies of a life lived to the fullest
…no judgments, no excuses, no regrets.

Risqué, explicitly sexual, and raw with passion,
it’s a woman’s sensual celebration.
Crazy Hot Sex Secrets is for all women
who desire more because they sense
the total woman within.

Website:

crazyhotsexsecrets.com

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No Vacances, A Collection of Short Stories, Volume 4

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mens adventure, horror, greek gods

Description

The fourth installment of the No Vacancies adventure series is here. In Volume 4, Black delivers the final episodes of both the High Stakes and Outcast stories, continues the Independent Initiative and introduces a whole new series, Myth.

In the last installment of Outcast, Nathaniel and Ramuel have united as one and now stand together against Adrian Vandenberg. Will their combined strength be enough to stop the magical prowess of Adrian Vandenberg? Will Nathaniel’s friends make it out of Vandenberg Towers alive? Find out in this last action packed episode of Outcast.

In High Stakes, Part 4, everything comes to a head. Jack and the Resistance come face to face against the Protectorate in battle. Will the Resistance be able to escape and free the children? The first in the trilogy of the High Stakes saga comes to an end with a mind-blowing secret about the Protectorate and their origin.

The Independent Initiative continues with an action packed episode. Cassie Matthews heads to Washington DC to track down the Independent’s killer. When she arrives Cassie comes face to face with another squad of insurgents that are hell bent on ending her life and a Russian operative on a vengeful mission.

In Myth, the first in a new series, Lucien Black introduces Nick Maverick, an A list actor that can’t seem to find work worth his mettle. Instead he slaves away on the set of a television series called What Lies Beneath waiting for his next big break. What Nick doesn’t know is that he comes from a very powerful and noble family that lives in another realm…Mount Olympus. His father, Zeus, has gone missing and the Gods turn to Nick for help.

Black continues to weave tales of the unimaginable in the current installment of the No Vacancies adventure series.

Website:

http://www.lucienblackbooks.com

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Everything you needed to know about the security clearance process but are afraid to ask

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security clearance, government security clearance requirements, government security

Description

If you have plenty of time to click around through myriad government websites and the patience to cut through red tape and make sense of confusing bureaucratic talk, you may be able to find some of the answers to your questions about the security clearance process,” Griffin says. “Chances are, however, that you will still be left with some of your questions unanswered, because there are some questions that the government just doesn’t address. So, unless you know someone who is well acquainted with the process from a first-hand perspective, good luck.
“What I sought to do was compile all of these answers into one easy-to-read compendium of advice and guidance, giving my readers signposts along the way to assist them in navigating through the clearance process. I believe I’ve come up with a volume that will greatly help its users, and being able to assist folks in working through this process is extremely gratifying to me.” GROUNDBREAKING SECURITY CLEARANCE EBOOK A ONE-STOP KNOWLEDGEBASE FOR THOSE CONFUSED BY THE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS

Website:

http://www.securityfirstassociates.com

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Size Eight in a Size Zero World

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Meet Lindsay Chandler–a 32 year-old New York City working wife and mother with old-
fashioned values who thinks she’s living a fairy tale life (she’s not). She’s too busy navigating
between her job, husband, home, children, friends and other obligations to acknowledge her
loneliness. Then an unexpected friendship with her upstairs neighbor (he is smart, successful,
sophisticated and sexy– she’s not) unleashes her passion and re-ignites her sparkle.

This liaison causes her to realize what she is missing. Yearning for a storybook ending, she
decides to make changes in her life, embarking on a quest for self re-invention in this hilarious,
witty, heart felt story.

In the tradition of Sex and the City, Size Eight in a Size Zero World, is a modern-day story of a
good girl trying to do the right thing and the wrong thing simultaneously, while remaining true to
herself, whoever that is.

With the help of a believable cast of characters, Lindsay embarks on a plan to better herself and
plight. This novel is a wickedly funny social commentary on the lives of average women in New
York City’s posh Upper East Side.

What happens when the road to happily ever after takes an unexpected detour?

Website:

http://www.sizezeroworld.com

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All I Want is Everything

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All I Want Is Everything released in December 2009 is drawn from her life’s journey of searching how to find her everything and learning to dance in the storm. All I Want Is Everything is a guide to help women reclaim happiness and peace in the search for their everything.

What do you want from your life? Do you want to discover for yourself what your everything is and then be able to live each day of your life with happiness and joy no matter what the circumstances. Do you want to have each day a realization of the gift you have been given to be here. Do you want to creating for yourself the vision of who you want to be?

I wanted everything too and from the outside, it appeared that I had everything, a loving husband and two beautiful healthy children and strong faith. I have great house and all the things that go along with it. But even with all of those things I still felt something was missing. There was piece to the puzzle I needed to find. If I could locate that missing part I would then be complete and happy.

Website:

http://www.anewdayanewvision.com
http://www.alliwantiseverything.com

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A Pecunious Life

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self-help, wealth, self improvement

Description

The book has advice for improving ones life. There are details of how to become more wealthy, but also my experiences are woven into lessons of life quality. Learning from the past, learning from mistakes, learning from beliefs or mis-beliefs, life-altering events, and exercises that you should take to a quiet place and reflect on the lessons given.

The book is not really about becoming wealthy in the money sense, but wealthy in the spiritual and happiness sense. Could we be happy with less? Happiness is a state of mind

Website:

http://www.mike-dolan.com

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Drama

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urban romantic fiction, black romantic fiction

Description

The drama just doesn’t stop in the lives of Deb, Tammy, and Lisa. Deb, the hard worker and savvy entrepreneur is blessed with a multimillion dollar contract, but has to enjoy the success without the comfort of her man whose fledging music career has him busy from state to state. Tammy has everything a diva could want, a multimillion dollar home, expensive cars, clothes, jewelry, and what she thought was love. This is in the genre of sex in the city with Afro-American characters. Each chapter is told from the point of view of different characters so you know all sides of an issue.

Website:

http://www.gstreetchronicles.com

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Treasure Diving with Captain Dom

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adventure, young adult, treasure

Description

Everyone loves a treasure hunt, but did you know only a small percentage of people in the world have ever found real buried or sunken treasure? Now, you can learn how!

The author shares firsthand experiences of the trials and jubilations of recovering an ancient shipwreck that sank in 1660 just off the coast of Jupiter, Florida.

We all have a sense of curiosity and a call to explore. Many readers know of the great undersea explorers of all time, Jacques Cousteau and Mel Fisher, with their quests for sunken treasure worth tens of millions of dollars.

Now more than ever, explorers need to know and understand that they can indeed find and recover their own treasures, many of which are still out there waiting to
be found.

Chock full of large photographs; includes an educational glossary.

Website:

yvonneaddario.com

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The Avatar Syndrome

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The Avatar Syndrome follows Anne from childhood, to womanhood; from a troubled, taciturn youth, to a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty. A product of the expansive cultural landscape of our times, Law, an architect, sculptor and a consummate student of ancient myths, fuses the teachings of Lao Tzu, Jesus, St Thomas Aquinas and Indian mysticism with contemporary issues of family, youth, feminism, fame and power to deliver a singular vision of what it could mean to be human.

Website:

stanlaw.ca

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The Secret in the Hidden Cave

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In THE SECRET IN THE HIDDEN CAVE two 12-year-olds, Missy and Kevin, explore the old lodge, the woods, the cemetery and the dark caves beneath the lake and find surprises, danger and secrets. Can they solve the riddles, follow the clues and save the place from destruction? Or are they being used by someone smarter who needs help to reveal an ancient secret. THE SECRET IN THE HIDDEN CAVE is a middle-grade novel with surprising twists, high tech gizmos, clever riddles and scary stuff. It is book one of the Big Pine Lodge series.

Website:

bigpinelodgebooks.com

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Mystery’s Grave

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In book two, MYSTERY’S GRAVE, plenty of surprises await Missy and Kevin as two new families arrive at the lodge, but one family isn’t human . . . and they live behind a gravestone. In book three, BULLIES AND BEARS, the kids face another week of adventures and escapades as they confront teenage bullies and a troublesome mama bear. This series is great reading for kids ages 8 – 12.

Website:

bigpinelodgebooks.com

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Bullies and Bears

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In book three, BULLIES AND BEARS, the kids face another week of adventures and escapades as they confront teenage bullies and a troublesome mama bear. This series is great reading for kids ages 8 – 12.

Website:

bigpinelodgebooks.com

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Edge of Escape

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In EDGE OF ESCAPE Eddie, emotionally impaired yet clever, obsesses over the most popular girl. He drugs her, abducts her and locks her away. She escapes, but that is part of his plan as he pretends to be her knight in shining armor. Will she accept his special devotion or reject his fragile love? Stalking gets a sympathetic twist in this story of fixation and fear.

Website:

bigpinelodgebooks.com

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Follow the Money

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humor, carl hiaasen, short stories

Description

From one of America’s most unknown authors comes a book so humorous, so vile, so inane … it could only be a cry for help. If you’re searching for a refreshing style that’s a tad demented, with characters that burrow deep into your mind and never leave, you’ve found the right book.

“Follow the Money” is a collection of ten interconnected short stories that will grab you, wrestle you to the ground and squeeze you until your funny bone snaps in two. A botched kidnapping, a money scam, a not-so-average convenience store holdup … each story flows (with the money) through a series of interesting, and sometimes bizarre, plots.

Layered and interweaved with seamless complexity, recurring characters and everyday motifs bind the ten stories into a single universal plot. Ingenious in its conception, flawless in its execution, “Follow the Money” is a hilarious, detailed study on the many facets of the human condition. Greed, Pride, Lust … the seven deadly sins have never been so entertaining.

Prepare yourself for a raunchy, gritty ride you’ll never want to end.

Website:

http://money.rosscavins.com

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The Ayurvedic Healer

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Ayurveda, Indian Novel, Kaimaparamban

Description

Set in the intriguing atmosphere of India in the early 20th century, full of mysticism, love, compassion, and political drama, The Ayurvedic Healer tells the story of Madhavan Namboodiri, a physician practicing an ancient medical science, and his enduring love for Rosilie. By healing the underprivileged, regardless of their civilian and religious status, touching the untouchables, he follows his beliefs and disobeys the rules of his society. His life story is set in the background of India’s struggle for freedom, the communist revolt in the Southern State of Kerala, social advancement, and the emergence of new societies. The Ayurvedic Healer sweeps the reader into an exotic place and time, rendering an intimate experience through sharing Madhavan Namboodiri’s life and love.

Website:

kaimaparamban.com

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The Book of the Avenger of Blood

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Historical Fiction, action, bible, Jewish

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The first in a series of two books surrounding the Avengers of God, ‘The Books of Go’el Ha-Dam’ is a rousing blend of fact and fiction about a little known character in New Testament history, called ‘The Avenger of Blood’. The first book in the series, ‘The Books of Go’el Ha-Dam’, takes place during ancient Biblical times and begins with the captivity of the Jewish people in Babylon. The verses explore the tale from the perspective of Naomi (the mother of Mark) and Adah, the first and second Blood Avengers of the New Covenant, as well as their descendants. Written in verse form, the first Book of Go-el Ha-Dam is written by Naomi Abram and explains how the Avenger of Blood came into existence.

Broken down into chapters, much like books of the Bible, the stories contained within The Books of Go’el Ha-Dam are filled with a variety of emotions, including romance, love, vengeance and death. The second book within the first volume is penned by Naomi, Sela, Adah, and others. (The book) carries the reader through the years as God’s Avengers seek justice and retribution for those who have committed murder on their loved ones and relatives.

The line of Blood Avengers is continued through time, and the pages of this book are filled with adventure and intrigue. Well written and fast-paced, this tale will appeal to anyone with an interest in Biblical lore and history. The unique format in which this story has been written is sure to attract attention and enthrall readers of all ages, from young adult-to-adult markets.

The second book in the Avenger series, titled The Book of Mayah and Mayako, takes place in Japan during the 17th century.

This book is certainly one that will provide a high rate of interest throughout.

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Nunzilla Was My Mother and My Stepmother Was a Witch

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orphanage, depression era, nuns

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Growing up in a two-parent home during the Great Depression was certainly no picnic, but living in an orphanage run by dozens of nuns was undoubtedly worse.

Just ask Terry Gelormino Silver, the author of Nunzilla Was My Mother and My Stepmother Was a Witch. Terry spent her formative years under the care of so-called pious nuns who acted as if her very existence was a cross to bear. For so many years she kept these memories inside, as if waiting for the proper moment in time to let them out. Well, that time has come, and it is her readers who are the richer for it.

Shining with rare insight and vivid descriptions that ably present a world most people can only imagine, this compelling memoir still manages to capture the magic of childhood and the anxiety of adolescence while granting readers a new understanding of an innocent era.

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Glimmers of Hope : A Memoir of Zambia by Mark Burke

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development, volunteering, PeaceCorps, HIV/AIDS, witchcraft, corruption, Africa

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The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds eager pupils struggling in a tough environment. In between battling snakes, stomach bugs and death-defying bus journeys , Mark finds both hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.

Website:

memoirofafrica.yolasite.com/

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Win!: A Leaders Guide to Building a Winning Team

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Leadership, Business Leadership, Business Success

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Chase Dunning has been hired to step in and turn around an organization. He knows that in order to do so, he needs to quickly build a team environment. As he struggles to put together his strategy for doing so, a chance meeting with a legend for building winning teams may provide Chase with the lessons, tips and strategies that he needs.

What key lessons will Chase take away from their conversations that will help him in his goal of proving his leadership?

Win! A Leader’s Guide to Building a Winning Team provides proven approaches to building a Winning Team that every person in a leadership position should know and follow.

Website:

winningteamsystems.com

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The Complete Q&A Book on Dogs

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puppy care, puppy training, dog behavior

Description

It’s not always easy to find knowledgeable answers to questions about buying, raising, loving, and living with dogs in today’s world. The authors of this 200 page book have managed to provide straightforward and practical answers to most questions that prospective and new owners are ever likely to ask, while always having the dog’s welfare at the forefront. The book also features delightful hand drawn illustrations.

Most of those who are lucky enough to share their lives with dogs know they are privileged, and do not take the relationship lightly. This books is for all of those people who feel this way about their dogs

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puppycareeducation.com.au

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She Smells Dead

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Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Description

It’s the beginning of senior year and Yuki’s psychic awareness of ghostly spirits is threatening to ruin her life. Her ability to sense spirits of the dead isn’t glamorous like the ghost hunting on television.

SHE SMELLS THE DEAD.

The smell impressions are becoming stronger. Yuki is being visited in her dreams, and she suspects that her friend Calvin is involved in something strange. To make matters worse her crush on Garrett is going unrequited, Yuki’s friend Emma is on a rampage against bee oppression, and annoying Calvin Miller mysteriously disappears.

Will Yuki be able to focus her powers in time to save the lost soul who is haunting her? Meanwhile, who will save Yuki from following the spirits into the light?

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http://spiritguideseries.blogspot.com/

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YESHUA

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Description

e novel is based on a statement by Edgar Cayce, the late American prophet, that Jesus had visited “Persia, India, Syria and Egypt to complete His education.” The author has thoroughly researched early Indian and Middle-Eastern history. He illustrates conditions in which such an education might have taken place to prepare Jesus for his ministry. As the story unfolds, Satia, the son of a wealthy caravan owner. meets the 12-year-old Yeshua (Jesus) as the latter flees in rebellion from his Essene teachers. The two become fast friends and stay that way for the 18 years not covered in the Bible—the years between the finding of Jesus in the Temple and the beginning of his short ministry.

This is a novel of ideas and philosophy. (Montreal Review of Books)

We know the beginning and the end of this story; it’s the bit in the middle that has taxed scholars and believers for two thousand years. Stan Law’s take on the awakening of Jesus between age 12 and 30 in Asia Minor, India and Egypt is fascinating, educational and entertaining. (A. J. Forrest, Spain)

One of the most enjoyable reads I have had this year. I congratulate you. (Harvie D. Walford, Vancouver)

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stanlaw.ca

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Stealing Nasreen

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lesbian fiction, South Asian, India

Description

STEALING NASREEN is a novel about the lives of three very different people, all of whom belong to the same small religious community. Set in Toronto with back story in Mumbai, Nasreen Bastawala, an Indo-Canadian lesbian and burnt-out psychologist, becomes enmeshed in the lives of Shaffiq and Salma Paperwala, new immigrants from Mumbai. While working in the same Toronto hospital as Nasreen, Shaffiq develops a persistent and confusing fascination with Nasreen, causing him to bring home and hide things he “finds” in her office. Salma, his wife, discovers some of these hidden treasures and suspects that something is amiss. Unbeknownst to Shaffiq, Nasreen begins attending weekly Gujarati classes taught by Salma, who finds herself inexplicably attracted to her student. This attraction harkens back memories and regrets Salma holds about a lesbian affair that ended badly years ago. Without knowing that it is happening, Nasreen becomes the centre of Shaffiq and Salma’s lives. Each keeps a secret about Nasreen, and in so doing risks their marriage, while Nasreen struggles to come to terms with her mother’s death, her recent break-up, and her new relationship with her father. An impulsive kiss between Salma and Nasreen sets off a surprising course of events.

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http://www.farzanadoctor.com

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A Collection of Wordstreams

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Poetry, essays, kindle

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Since the early 1970s, Mark Mann has been writing prose poems and poetry, which he calls wordstreams in part because they start out as stream of consciousness writing. He usually writes his wordstreams in his journals, and then later he begins the process of revising them. A Collection of Wordstreams consists of over 90 poems, prose poems and vignettes selected from eight different books that he plans to publish separately. The titles of the different sections of this collection reflect the wide range of themes he explores: Capturing the Essence of the Moment, Until I Awake in the Country, The Ghosts of the Goddesses, Lovestreams, The Wiley Wizard, Teenage Travails and Exhilarations, Travelstreams and Spiritstreams. He writes about the meanings of moments in time and cycles, spiritual pursuits, exploring alternate realities beyond space and time, longing for love and romance and intimacy, experiencing the magic in everyday life, travel insights and experiences, life stages, including the teenage years, and the imbalances and positive potentials in modern society. These writings have a wide range of emotional tones: romantic, longing, passionate, whimsical, satirical, socially-concerned, reaffirming, optimistic, liberating and reflective.

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worksofmarkmann.blogspot.com/

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Read Me – I Am Magical

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Self-help

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First subliminal self-help book. This book is a guided tour of the intricate mechanism of your thoughts, teaching you how to master it in such a way that you attract into your life whatever you desire. The message at the heart of Read Me – I Am Magical is that everything you wish for in your life already exists – in your mind, and that there is a universal law that can transform this into reality in your day to day life. Just like gravity, this law applies to everything and everyone. But what is still not clear to most people is how to put it into practice. By the time you finish reading this book, however, you will possess all the skills and knowledge you will need to master this magical law and change your life forever. The information and techniques found in this book are not taught in any school, or in any middle or higher education facility, although the author believes they should be among the very first things we learn. Now they are in your hands, you have the power to make remarkable use of them. You now have all it takes to make the magic work. Just by opening this book and leafing through its contents – without reading more than a few words – you have taken your first step to becoming an empowered creator of your world, whether you know it or not. It’s not what you read that will have the most impact on you, however. It is the subliminal messages hidden in the book that make the read a truly exhilarating experience. What advertisers have been doing for decades – influencing your choices without your conscious participation – is being applied in this book – though this time, you are informed. This work provides you with life-changing insights interwoven with powerful, positive subliminal messages that flow directly into your subconscious, which does not judge and has no sense of humor. Your subconscious mind will not argue. Your subconscious mind will take this seed for granted and direct your conscious mind to grow from it a beautiful plant. Enjoy.

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master-of-thought.com

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Circle of Dishonor

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historical mystery, Kentucky, Civil War

Description

Obsessed with finding the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret society responsible for her brother’s death, former Pinkerton operative Nessa Donnelly assumed his identity and followed his killers to Lexington. The trail ended there, and fourteen years have gone by.

When local prostitute Belle Brezing turns to her for help, Nessa is immersed in a murder case that threatens to expose all of her secrets. She is dealing with more than murder. The KGC is active again in Kentucky and bodies are piling up.

If Nessa doesn’t find the killer fast, she stands to lose everything—maybe even her life.

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gwenmayo.com/

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Therapy: A Novel

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literary fiction, May-December romance, therapy

Description

The Clarion Review says, “Harrie Rose’s debut novel brilliantly explores the causes and effects of depression and anxiety, as well as how early experiences shape one’s life for good or ill…Rose balances the intricacies of the therapist-patient relationship with a fascinating yarn about a woman recognizing the contradictory influences on her life and ultimately coming into her own….Therapy is recommended for anyone who enjoys a meaty read with a strong female protagonist.” Written in a vivid first person narrative that sweeps the reader along, this bold novel introduces Barbara, a 52 year old woman who has it all. So why is she sunk in an abyss of depression? Barbara is so real that, as one reader said, “I’d love to get in a car and drive along the country roads until I find Barbara’s house, so we can chat over coffee.” Delving into the complexities of psychiatry, from its necessity to its folly, the author recounts Barbara’s journey to a realization of her true worth. But is this because of her therapist or despite him? What are his true motives? the moral and ethical issues Barbara ultimately faces make excellent fodder for discussions. This is a superb choice for book clubs, but also for individuals. Despite the media’s message that you must fight old age, Barbara proves that maturity itself has its own beauty, both inner and outer. Even the young admire her for her warmth, wisdom, and guts. Like the flowers in the gardens she grows, Barbara is reborn after a winter of despair.

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harrierose.blogspot.com

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Seven Deadly Sins

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young adult, seven deadly sins, young adult series

Description

A 17-year-old intern must choose between trusting an irresistibly suave dance instructor—or her instincts. SINS07 is a series featuring lighthearted tales that explore each of the seven sins in order, beginning with lust.

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jesscscott.wordpress.com

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Avenger of Blood

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Suspense, Thriller, Batman

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The avenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer; when he meets him, he shall slay him.” (Numbers 35:19)

In the corrupt, crime-ridden city of Minikin Capital, a quiet man who works as an assistant pastor during the day goes out at nights as the Avenger of Blood, an agent of vengeance who punishes those who shed the blood of the innocent.

In BIOWEAPON, a lethal biological warfare agent is dispersed in the city, sending over a hundred citizens to the hospital. Detective Miyoshi, the police force, and the Avenger work to stop the terrorist behind the attack.

A FALLEN ROSE involves four teenagers whose lives are changed forever when one of them is brutally murdered. His personal connection to a young woman in the group challenges the Avenger’s faithfulness to his assignment.

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ryancallaway.webs.com

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Street Justice: Charlie’s Angel

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romantic suspense, Christian romance, crime drama

Description

Charlie’s life in Ohio is ordinary and consistent. When her dad loses his job, fighting becomes an every day event. Moving in with her sister makes matters worse. Her life is turned upside down. In a desperate attempt to find a safe haven, she ends up on the streets of Chicago. She’s introduced to a different kind of world. A place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play. Charlie finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa, a local crime king. When she begins having feelings for one of Rico’s employees, Angel Blackwell, she wonders if she’s out of her element. Is she being drawn into their world, instead of being a light in a dark place? Blackmail, prostitution and drugs were never a part of her life, but they are now She finds herself in the middle of a fight between good and evil. She needs the strength to overcome, the wisdom to make the right choices, and the insight to follow what is right Instead of listening to her heart

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samfury.webs.com/

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Confessions of a Liberal Lover

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Confessions of a Liberal Lover is a quirky modern day fairy tale about Maud, a woman who believes that the secret to happiness lies in finding a virile, incredibly handsome man just like the ones she has read about in her beloved historical romance novels. Complicating her search is the emotional baggage she carries from a less than perfect relationship with her father, a nearly perfect older sister and the fact her most trusted friend and advisor is a talking statue of a gargoyle. Maud’s sexual encounters not only add spice, they help define the personalities of each of her lovers and the terms of her relationship with them. Do politics even matter when it comes to love? Why not tag along with Maud and her friend the gargoyle and find out?

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emmuller.com

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God Don’t Take Crap from Nobody and Other Stories

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short stories, modern short stories, anthology

Description

About “God Don’t Take Crap from Nobody and Other Stories”: Born in Bellaire, Ohio in 1925, Terry Gelormino Silver received her grade school education at St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Columbus, Ohio. She went on to earn her high school diploma from the Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Orphans Home in Xenia, Ohio.

Later, while living and working in Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Silver discovered that she had a talent for expressing herself through the written word, and while taking a creative writing class at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, she penned the stories that are included in this volume. Some of her stories were inspired by the colorful characters who have crossed her path, and some characters were partly inspired by her siblings.

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Mouflon Brigade

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thriller, Cyprus, espionage

Description

In the third of the Koniotis Mystery series, the kidnapping of the wife of the Russian intelligence chief on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, is only the beginning of a chain of horrifying kidnappings and murders to suddenly hit the usually peaceful island. An operation extending over the border between the Greek and Turkish zones reveals that a band of terrorists is operating freely—and with local assistance—on the island. The subsequent kidnapping of a UN official en route to Middle East peace talks in Beirut, Lebanon, and the murder of other prominent well-connected citizens ups the ante in the threat of the terrorist band and increases the mystery of what the band—the Mouflon Brigade—is doing and why.

The kidnaps and murders are linked by the tokens the band leaves behind: Identical brochures from the Cyprus Airways, the Greek Cypriot airline, which are marked with the initials “MB” in black marker.

Soon the action extends beyond Cyprus to Greece and Lebanon, as slowly, methodically, Takis Koniotis marshals the forces of the Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot, foreign diplomatic community, UN, and Interpol resources to attempt to rescue the Caitlyn and the other hostages and to determine what the terrorist band is doing in Cyprus, why its operations are strategic for Middle East peace—and why it always seems to be at least one step ahead of the authorities.

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cyberworldpublishing.com

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Salted Away

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Thriller, Cyprus, murder mystery

Description

When the bodies of two brutally knifed foreigners are found in Northern Cyprus, the authorities are concerned. The murder of foreigners on the island is unusual, and two at almost the same time in mysterious circumstances is even more extraordinary. In the Greek area of Cyprus, resident foreigners are also suddenly dying by the knife. Meanwhile, Caitlyn, an American archeologist, is having flashbacks and visions of death and danger, as she is drawn into the center of this bizarre case. As the police scramble to discover what is going on, and why, an unpopular Canadian program to bring the police forces of the two sides of the divided island together for training in new investigation techniques sees the senior investigators from both the Turkish and Greek sides of the Island suddenly in the same room together, giving opportunity for cooperation now as never before. With a growing number of foreign residents’ lives ending in bloodshed and murder, will Caitlyn’s insights be conveyed in time to her new husband. And will they help the chief of investigations of foreigner crime in Greek Cyprus, or help his Turkish Cypriot counterpart? Can the murderer be stopped before Caitlyn herself becomes the next victim?

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cyberworldpublishing.com

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Miraculous Deception

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MD picks up where Crucifying Angel left off: when Detective Payce Halligan goes missing from ICU under the noses of the staff, her partner Gavin McAllister must join a hated rival to find her and discover a connection with a mother/infant murder-suicide and the deadly cult The New Creation!

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thewordmistresses.com

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The Path of Innocence

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women’s fiction, contemporary romance, romance

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‘The Path of Innocence’ is a contemporary romance which explores the challenges faced by Fiona and Roger, two young innocents from opposing class backgrounds in the UK, as they journey towards adulthood along a turbulent path of self discovery, love and sexual awakening. We follow their struggles and witness the pain they suffer as a result of showing too much trust, only to be betrayed.

Fiona is strong-willed and idealistic, a firm believer in true love and family values, but her naivety leads her into compromising situations which test the strength of her resolve, making it difficult for her to live up to her own standards.

Roger, on the other hand, is emotionally scarred by an unhappy childhood and, more recently, the untimely loss of his mother. His encounters gouge ever deeper wounds which leave him disillusioned and erode his trust in others. It takes a huge leap of faith for him to let Fiona into his affections.

When they eventually meet and fall in love, it seems that they have finally found the happiness that has, so far, eluded them both. Yet, they are unaware of the powerful struggle Debbie, Fiona’s mother, has with her own conflicting desires and which threatens to bring their happiness crashing down.
Debbie’s journey is an important theme and the book explores her inner turmoil, wrestling with her contradictory emotions as she cares for her invalid husband whilst also nurturing a burning sexual desire.
The dramatic consequence of Fiona and Roger discovering her dark secret threatens to shatter their beliefs in everything, including their future together, and the question of whether their love can survive hangs in the balance until the last page.

Website:

megan-johns.com

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Book Review – Slow Love

Slow Love a Polynesian Pillow Book – Take Your Time and Enjoy One of Life’s Treasures!

Rating: 4.5 of 5

Author: James N. Powell
Format: Paperback

Imagine waking to the soft sounds of gentle waves rolling and crashing along a white sandy beach, crystal clear water, and food plentiful within a hands reach as a warm breeze caresses your skin.  For some this sounds like a perfect vacation where one can unwind, relax, and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  But what if this wasn’t a vacation?  What if this is where you lived?  Imagine a society raised isolated in paradise—no influence from the outside world and all around is beauty and the requisites for life are easily attained.  Without the day to day struggles for survival, life for early Polynesians was one to be savored and not rushed.  So too was their lovemaking.

In Slow Love, James Powell does a masterful job at interweaving Polynesian myths with reality taking the reader on a journey through history of their land and society both before and after the influence from Western Europe.  Throughout this journey, Powell informs on the techniques and benefits of taking one’s time while making love the Polynesian way.  I didn’t expect but was pleasantly surprised not only by the rich cultural history provided by the book, but also the scientific explanations involving neurochemical reactions that can practitioners can benefit from leading to deeper, closer and lasting love between partners.

Powell’s writing is fluid, refined, and engaging.  Readers may find not only their views on lovemaking altered but perhaps their view on life as well.

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TMBOA – July 2010 Additions

Striptease

erotic romance, kindle, sexy

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The Sex Ex

BDSM, erotica, erotic

Description

Two ex girlfriends have to be taught a lesson by their boyfriends. Nothing trains the body like pain. Will the ladies submit?

**Warning** Contains material offensive to some people. BDSM, explicit sex, violence, painful pleasure, etc.

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Heart Stopping Love

interracial romance, kindle, bw wm

Description

LaTonya Taylor is a successful literary agent who has begun to receive threatening emails. When the emails become more than she can handle, she turns to her long time Harley riding friend, Derek Carter. Will they unravel this mystery before someone gets hurt, or worse – falls in love?

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Sweet Revenge

interracial romance, bw wm, romance

Description

Lena Franklin has held on to a painful memory for years. One that Lane Hamilton is responsible for. He humiliated Lena because she was an ugly duckling that had a crush on him. Years later, she is now a successful and beautiful detective and he is a suspect drug dealer. She is going to make it her life’s mission to get revenge for what he did, but will love alter her course?

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Fantasy Island

Interracial romance, bw wm, chick lit

Description

None provided.

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Future Imperfect Book Two: Miraculous Deception

Crime thriller, romance, futuristic

Description
When Las Vegas Homicide Detective Payce Halligan goes missing from Las Vegas General Hospital ICU, her partner Gavin McAllister must join forces with his rival for Payce to find her while a madman plots to destroy them all.

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Guardian at the Gate

sci-fi, cyberpunk, virtual reality

Description

Zornon the Devastator loves to loot abandoned towns and fight evil rats. He lives to kill dragons and save princesses, whether they want to be saved or not. Van, his alter-ego, loves to create new worlds and impress his friends with difficult new puzzles. But his latest creation has gotten a little bit too puzzling. When pretend fantasy becomes real, Van and his friends must strike a bargain with the Guardian at the Gate.

Guardian at the Gate is a lighthearted, genre-spanning novelette (9,400 words) from indie author Luna Lindsey.

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https://lunalindsey.wordpress.com/

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The Unbreakable Child

child abuse, memoir, religion

Description

Abuse of children is always appalling and unforgiveable, whether perpetrated by a parent, a relative or a stranger. There’s an added layer of disgrace to the crime when the perpetrators abuse not only children but their own authority and religious power.

Such was the case with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at the St. Thomas/St. Vincent Orphanage, where more than a dozen nuns, a resident priest, and several other male employees routinely abused the boys and girls in their care. Author Kim Michele Richardson survived years of physical and emotional abuse at their hands in the 1960s, that began at infancy.

Years later, she and forty-four other survivors, including her sisters, launched a lawsuit against the nuns. That suit resulted in the first-ever settlement paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as compensation for decades of institutional abuse at an orphanage. The Unbreakable Child interweaves past through present. An inspiring story of a girl who would not be broken.

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For the Heart of Phillip

gay romance, gay fiction, contemporary gay fiction

Description

Follow 13 arduous, confusing, wonderful years of Phillip’s life as he tries to decide on his love for two men.
Will it be his best friend since childhood Andy who’s stuck with him through thick and thin?
Or the hot wild card Robert who’s been in love with him since he was 16?
Both men love their Phillip and will stop at nothing to keep him.
Who will win the heart of Phillip? Come along for this ride and find out!

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Tales from Gunderland

Fantasy, Shakespearean spoofs, humorous fantasy stories

Description

Laughter is like free health insurance: you can’t get too much of it. This book will give you enough laughs to boost your health. It’s filled with delightful entertainment. Without commercial interruption!
Gundarland is populated by humans, dwarfs, elves and other races; it’s the backdrop for unique adventures, brilliant heroes and cunning villains.
There are six short stories and two novellas in here. All are new. You’ll meet some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, a warrior-cook, vigilantes, a trio of beautiful, lusty princesses to mention just a few of the memorable characters in the stories.

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http://hankquense.com

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The Usurper

Capitalism, communism, progressive politics

Description

The Soviet Union and the KGB refuse to let the purging of communists in the United States government by Senator Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee deter them. Soviet Premier Khrushchev authorizes the KGB to embark on an ambitious, decades long plan to destroy the United States from within through the corruption of American politicians and the American education system.

Gary Jackson is the fulfillment of the KGB plan to destroy the United States from within. They raise him from birth to hate everything about the United States, indoctrinate him, and introduce him to terrorists across the world, where the KGB dictates all terrorist attacks. When Gary is a teenager, he is sent to the United States to assimilate and begin his mission. Nothing will deter his goals of completely and utterly destroying the United States. When the Soviet Union dissolves, he is given a choice, and he decides to continue with the mission.

Find out what happens next, as a select few try to stop Gary Jackson.

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http://cliffball.webs.com

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Foundations for a Better Physique

weight training, fitness, fat burning

Description

Have you ever tried to get into shape only to be disappointed by lack of progress or confused by the amount and variety of information on fitness?

In this concise book, renowned Personal Trainer and Weight Training authority Derek Prior cuts through the hyperbole and pseudo-science to present you with all you need to know to start building your ideal physique.

Discover the six key exercises that will help you build the foundations of your physique and ensure that you remain structurally balanced.

Foundations for a Better Physique contains an easy to follow nutritional plan along with advice on rest, recuperation, motivation, training frequency, volume, tempo, load, and modifications.

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Libertas (Kindle)

caesar, romans, kindle book

Description

“Alistair Forrest’s Libertas is a fast-moving tale of fortitude, survival and eventual retribution told against the background of Rome’s bloody civil war. In the mountains of southern Spain, Melqart grows up unaware of the unseen forces which are drawing the armies of Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great’s sons towards an explosive collision in a valley close to his beloved village of Munda. As the action sweeps dramatically between Spain, Sicily and the shores of Africa, Melqart is drawn ever deeper into the conspiracy by his friendship with Sextus. The young Spaniard must fight for his life and his family’s freedom and Forrest vividly recreates the epic battle that gave Caesar the prize he sought so avidly.” – Douglas Jackson, best-selling author of Caligula, Claudius and Hero of Rome.

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http://www.alistairforrest.com
http://qhistorical.blogspot.com

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Rescue Me

suspense, romance, equestrian fiction

Description

Julia Dorsey lives a life of terror, dominated by a cruel and unpredictable husband. Her only salvation is her beautiful Morgan horses, but the time comes when Julia must consider a life-altering act of courage. Is the price too high?

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Deadly Heritage

thriller, romantic suspense, equestrian fiction

Description

Somebody is stalking horse breeder Kellie Sutton, and the one person who can protect her is the man whose heart she broke 15 years ago. A series of vicious attacks on Kellie s champion Quarter Horses brings devastation to her ranch and former sweetheart Ed Campbell back into her life, only this time as the new local sheriff.
Mystery surrounds the wounds inflicted on the animals, then a sharp-eyed veterinarian confirms that someone is out to destroy Kellie and everything she loves.

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A Garden of Secrets

paranormal romance, dragons, time travel

Description

A Gothic romance of paranormal proportions…a young woman with a tragic past, a handsome recluse with an empty heart, a world within a world, and a secret too fantastic to believe.

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Gambling with the Enemy

thriller, romantic suspense, terrorism

Description

Jessica Rayder and Faith Angelo are fast friends who’ve been through a lot over their long relationship. But nothing has prepared them for the trouble that arrives at their Connecticut equestrian center.

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Hearts Over Fences

romance, equestrian fiction, therapeutic riding

Description

Romance is the last thing on equestrienne Bethany Webb’s mind as she gazes across the lush green fields of Highover Gate, her prestigious world-class training facility – the dream of a lifetime. Before the day is over, Beth’s future is snatched right out from under her in one wet, terrifying instant.
Ambitious and handsome Brett Hall’s only objective is to unseat the national champion in Three Day Eventing. As Hall steadily gains on his goal, a chink in his armor allows his heart to peek out – a weakness that seriously undermines his focus. Olympic level equestrian sport–a world filled with drama and excitement, and no small measure of ambition.

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DESCENDANT: Chronicles of the Ipswich Witch

fantasy, paranormal

Description

Some people love life so much that they refuse to leave it even in death. Cleona Conant (The Ipswich Witch), who died in 1721, has refused to give up the ghost. She has been body swapping ever since her death to remain here in the mortal realm. In 1780, she devised an elaborate plan to cross the paths of her future granddaughter Raven (twenty generations down her line), with an ancient vampire named Alasdair. Aided by the use of spells, incantations and Uber-shadowing, her plan moved into motion in 1983, when Alasdair discovered Raven and set his heart on making her his companion. Through a span of nearly seventy years, he guarded her, all throughout her mortal life. However, once he gave her his eternal kiss he ultimately, and without his knowing, led their lives down a path which neither of them had the ability or knowledge to escape from what lay ahead. Does good always conquer evil, or does evil win once in awhile?

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A Lighter Shade of Gray

break up, friendship, blind justice

Description

Ten years ago, Devon gave up the love of her life, fearing she would one day fall victim to the mental illness that has slowly ravaged the mind of her mother, who is now being cared for in a private facility.

Just when it seems Devon might have a chance to make up for past mistakes, her best friend Cass becomes a suspect in the murder of her sister’s drug-dealing boyfriend. Devon knows Cass is lying about the details of her involvement and the lead detective on the case, convinced that Cass is guilty, is relentless in his pursuit of justice.

When her mother’s young, emotionally disturbed roommate insinuates she knows something about the night of the murder, as well as details from Devon’s own life that no one else is privy to, Devon becomes desperate to uncover the truth before Detective Lake does. As the investigation continues, Devon is led down a path she never expected and forced to face her greatest fears of life and love.

Tangled in a web of lies, regrets and questions, can she find a way to let go of the past and start again? And, once the mystery is solved, can she live with the secrets she’s uncovered?

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Books

Description
A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead. A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover. A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches. The Underworld in a state of chaos. Let the games begin.

Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.

Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand.

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http://www.urbanfantasynovels.com

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Bob and Cayle

Phonics, childrens books, books for boys

Description

Bob and Cayle “Down below, in the deep blue sea, on the sandy bottom, is where you’ll see the subjects of our nautical tale: a crab named Bob and a fish named Cayle. The closest of friends since they were just wee. The best of buddies living under the sea.” Bob the crab and Cayle the fish are two of the greatest friends living under the sea. They’re always together having a good time. One day though Cayle comes across quite an odd sight. Cayle finds Bob…

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By The Howling

Murder mystery, female detective, chesapeake

Description

When Charlotte Diamond retired to Diamond Cottage near Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, she thought she had left her life of crime-solving it, that is-behind her, and is struggling to find a new purpose in life. But the small waterfront community of Hopewell on the Choptank, with its wealthy artistically inclined inhabitants, is hiding old crimes and dark secrets beneath its outward quiet and affluence. A surprising number of people from the community have intersecting pasts and dark secrets that Charlotte is unaware of and that become downright murderous, coming to a head when blockbuster movie actress, Brenda Brandon, arrives in the village in full retreat from a recent tragedy in her life. Brenda also brings unexpected romance into Charlotte’s previously straight life. And Sam, the neglected husky who has attached himself to Charlotte, knows more about what is going on than he can tell her, even with his howling.

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http://www.cyberworldpublishing.com

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Retired With Prejudice

Detective mystery, espionage, chesapeake

Description

In the second of the Charlotte Diamond mysteries, FBI senior investigator Charlotte has retired to Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake bay only to find high-level international intrigue has sought her out when the abandoned sailboat of spy master Win Engleton washes up on her lawn. Charlotte struggles with having to choose between focusing on her new-found significant other, former movie star Brenda Boynton, or a complex espionage mystery of who did what to who and why that reopens again and again like a Matryoshka Russian nesting doll.

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http://www.cyberworldpublishing.com

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Fiddler’s Rest

romantic suspense, rubenesque, south carolina

Description

Full-figured best-selling Romance novelist Meghan Mason slips into the center of a twisted plot of misunderstanding, deception, and danger herself when, on a coincidence-driven impulse, she buys and renovates a derelict house, Fiddler’s Rest, on the Beaufort River overlooking a picturesque town in South Carolina. Here she gradually falls under the spell of her handsome contractor, William Hamilton, beset by his own secrets and personal interest in Fiddler’s Rest. Meghan’s uncertainties about Hamilton’s intentions and a shocking revelation ultimately propel Meghan into a precipitous marriage to an older man, the dapper and sophisticated literary agent Donald Drake. When Drake’s grown son, Ted, appears on the doorstep of Fiddler’s Rest, the Drake household sinks into a gripping tension coming to a squall point at the mouth of the Beaufort River in a decrepit sailboat, dragging Meghan into the grip of the latest in a series of tragic coincidences that may not be all that coincidental.

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http://fidopublishing.com

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Hell and Gone

Military Thriller, Mens Fiction, War Novel

Description

A black market Russian tactical nuke. Religious extremists who must conquer at any cost. An alienated teenager with a deathwish. An Israeli city. These ingredients compose a terrifying recipe for US intelligence.

How can suicidal killer Bassam Amin be stopped before the Israelis take action…without assistance from the US military; without fracturing the Coalition Against Terror; and without triggering global jihad?

All hopes are pinned on retired commando “Rocco” Cavarra and twelve other alpha male SpecOps veterans who have never worked together. They must plow through an African civil war; infiltrate a heavily defended desert fortress; wrestle the WMD away from Amin and his fellow sociopaths while surrounded and outnumbered by desperate proportions; then waltz out of harm’s way without tipping off the local warlords or genocidal government. No problem–hooyah! But how should Rocco’s Retreads handle the hard-charging Mossad agents Israel dropped into the hornet’s nest to help with the mission–or was it to frag Cavarra and take over the operation themselves?

Only a maniac would volunteer for such an ate-up mission. Only a monster would use an A-Bomb for terror. Both maniacs and monsters are on a collision course that could blow the whole world to hell and gone.

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Hoodoo Money

romantic suspense, contemporary romance, contemporary mystery

Description

After her almost-wedding to a bigamist, successful children’s author Braeden McKay has given up on love. She’s content to live vicariously through her imaginary heroine, Platypus Pearl, and a gaggle of adventurous, web-footed cohorts — until a working vacation in New Orleans shakes up her quiet, structured world. Had she known that souvenir nickel stolen from the grave of a hoodoo woman would catapult her into a nightmare of betrayal and murder, she would have insisted her friend put it back.

Cursed nickel or unfortunate happenstance? Sanderson Montgomery isn’t one to discount the supernatural beliefs of others. This is The Big Easy, after all, Mecca to the spiritual and the superstitious. As a veteran detective, neither does he ignore cold, hard fact. And the fact is, someone or something is bent on harming Braeden McKay, and it’s up to him to protect her while keeping his heart out of the mix.

Can love, the very thing Braeden wants no part of, be the one force greater than any adversary – even a hoodoo curse?

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Echo

werewolves, manga, adventure

Description

A young werewolf named Echo is joining the ranks of Duma fighters or ‘ soul demon fighters. In this volume she must take care of a demon egg witch contains her future partner in battle. While trying to show how brave she is Echo and best friend Pyru enter a old abandoned house where strange and dangerous things soon find them

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The Prodigal Planet

Science Fiction, Catholicism, Extraterrestrial

Description

For over sixty years, Earth has been sending-out its radio and television signals into deep space as a by-product of modern life. These transmissions are now beginning to find a new audience…and that alien audience is shaken by them. Eof, scientist and lone discoverer of these signals, begins the task of deciphering the signals and struggles to understand the new reality they uncover, a reality that threatens the very fabric of life on his tranquil planet of Frater. In a tormenting effort to protect and hide this discovery of Earth from his colleagues, his wife, and all of Frater, Eof is challenged by the forces of evil that wish to expand Earth’s chaos on his home planet. Find-out how Eof’s discovery is chronicled in the lives of his acquaintances and its unexpected consequences for Frater…and Earth.

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Water Heart

Bangkok, Expat Fiction, Thailand

Description

Hua Hin is the beach resort town where Thailand’s upper classes come to play. Local expat Mike Bonner haunts the corridors of the town’s deteriorating Jackley International University. Classes are small and getting smaller. Revolutions in Bangkok don’t help enrollment. But where else can you find the bright and beautiful children of Burmese generals, Russian mobsters and royalty?

Bonner wants a break from those long freshman discussions of Huck Finn and deadly creative writing workshops. He’d rather open a rare bookshop in town or a cafe.

When a beautiful Muslim graduate asks him to find her missing fiancé, a sexpat named Palmer, the investigation leads them to the Giant Mekong River Catfish camp where they will take on a surprisingly American cargo.

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http://ersbooks.net

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Katrina Diary

Memoir, hurricane, New orleans

Description

This gripping true-life account tells of one family’s evacuation from Hurricane Katrina, subsequent weathering of Hurricane Rita, and finally a return to their new version of normal.

Written by Amy Rohde, The Katrina Diary is a heartwarming study in optimism against all odds.

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http://www.thekatrinadiary.com.

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Make the Cougar Purr

Cougar, romance, midlife-crisis

Description

Hannah, a middle-aged woman, survived her husband’s constant infidelity by drowning her sorrow in booze and spending his money freely. After he revealed to her that his last affair was not just based on lust, but that he found true love in the arms of a much younger woman, Hannah’s world falls apart. Driven by rage, and desperate to find a new identity for herself, she turns into a prancing cougar on the hunt…

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http://www.sonjaparis.com
http://www.johnnyandthehurricanes.com

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Buying Murder

mystery series, cozy mystery, women sleuth

Description

Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that Realtors Regan McHenry and her husband, Tom Kiley, buy. The murder victim has been hidden away for sixteen years, and although the authorities quickly discover his identity, the trail to his killer is cold after so many years.
Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when it becomes clear the police have to focus on more current crimes, she has to break her promise. As her friend police ombudsman Dave Everett says, “Your house, Regan, your murder.”
Welcome back to Santa Cruz, the community whose unofficial motto is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird,” for the twists and turns of the third book in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series.

I’m current with tagging. Thanks to all who tagged my first two books; you’ve made a real difference in their ranking. I’m hoping you’ll do the same for my new book, “Buying Murder.” I do a standard print, large print, and Kindle edition which eventually get put together but tags for print and Kindle don’t merge so I have to ask for two tags.

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Reason to Believe

Contemporary Romance, Kindle, Explicit Sex

Description

Lane Douglas is a die-hard realist, so when her superstitious grandfather tells her he will die if the tree planted long ago in his honor in Scotland is chopped down, she doesn’t buy it for a second. But when her grandfather’s health starts a downward slide, Lane hops on a plane and flies across the ocean to convince the landowner to spare the old, diseased oak. To her surprise the landowner is a devilishly handsome man named Conlan MacGregor. Practical Lane came prepared for a fight to save a silly tree, but she soon finds herself fighting to save her heart from falling under the magical charms of the hunky laird of Wolfscrag castle.

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Five Uneasy Pieces

Kindle, mystery, suspense

Description

The short stories in this novella-length collection share the theme of having an odd twist or edginess that makes them gritty, slightly off-balance or unusual. They represent a range of genres from hardboiled mystery to noir to parody. Altogether, this collection has something for everyone who enjoys dark or edgy crime fiction.

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http://www.debbimack.com/

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Chatham Square

letters, mystery, savannah

Description

It is seemingly a coincidence that master doll maker Ginny Standler inherits a co-op apartment fronting on the Chatham Square of Savannah, Georgia, from her Aunt Marie while simultaneously being offered an interim teaching position at Savannah’s College of Art and Design. Both circumstances enable and propel her to escape the Fan district of Richmond, Virginia, and its constant reminders of a romance having gone disturbingly sour and giving Ginny pause to question her value system and relationships with others.

Dropped unceremoniously in the quirky charm of Savannah’s park-laced historical district—and most significantly into contact with the people who live and thrive in that environment—Ginny quickly becomes entwined with a grouchy recluse; a sour, erratic, and sometimes irrational bag lady; a young girl direly in need of healing; a young waiter laughing through his tears; a bitter poet; and a possible new love interest. And she just as quickly becomes embroiled in the individual letter-signaled mysteries of this set of characters that both repels and compels them one from another—but that somehow makes them a caring community. A community that Ginny comes to suspect her Aunt Marie has purposely enfolded her into to begin the healing in her own life.

This charming and inspirational story reflects perfectly what makes the beautifully designed and peopled southern city of Savannah the special place that it is.

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Tara from the Tar Pits

Horror, Science Fiction, Black Comedy

Description

An edgy and quirky horror story, heavy on black humor, about a sweet young girl named Tara who falls into the La Brea tar pits, almost drowns, but comes out VERY transformed… from a kind-hearted vegetarian…into a cold-blooded cannibalistic killer.

It’s a highly original story and a very bloody black comedy, set in one of ‘glamorous’ LA’s most famous, and certainly its oldest landmark…the La Brea tar pits. (Though it’s definitely not its most glamorous.) Then again, being the only one in the city who’s possessed by a prehistoric killer could be considered far more glamorous than some manufactured celebrity, any day.

Will she be captured and killed by the police? Can she be found by her loved ones before it’s too late?

Watch out, City of Angels. “It” was here first…and it’s back!

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In His Love

Fiction, Christian, Romance

Description

In her second book, author Deborah Brodie, unveils the struggle of relationship versus religion. Sarah must contend with religion to experience the reality of salvation and must surrender her fear before she can pursue love.

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The Path Gets Brighter

Christian Inspiration, Scripture, Prayer

Description

After the loss of her mother, author Deborah Brodie found that she had many questions about mortality and what purpose the Lord had for her. As a result of her journey out of darkness and into the Light, The Path that Gets Brighter will answer the questions most people are asking, “What is my purpose, identity, and destiny in life?”

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Last Exit in New Jersey

Exit, New Jersey, Boating Mystery

Description

20 year-old Hazel Moran is anything but your typical Jersey girl. Raised aboard a schooner and riding shotgun beside her father in their old tractor-trailer truck, there’s little on the road or water she can’t handle; it’s her people skills that need some work. She doesn’t see that as an issue – behind the wheel of a hulking Kenworth most people tend to leave her alone. But when Hazel and her father become the targets of some unsavory characters hunting for her blue-haired cousin, their stolen truck and a delivery that never arrived, trouble starts piling up fast.

For ten sweltering days Hazel navigates the Garden State’s highways and shorelines, contending with a suspiciously wealthy stranger, white trash, Born Agains, appliance salesmen, an unstable stalker and his curiously troublesome companion. It’ll take all her ingenuity, not to mention some fishing tackle and high voltage, if Hazel hopes to protect her family and unravel this tangle of greed and betrayal. Through it all she’ll learn the hard way who she can and can’t trust… and anyone who gets too close to Hazel, no matter their intent, will discover this quiet young woman is not someone you want to mess with. With no other options and nowhere to turn, Hazel sets in motion her own twisted plan to uncover the truth, settle some scores, and if possible, not wind up dead in the process.

Somewhat hard-boiled, slightly noir, Last Exit in New Jersey is an offbeat tale that travels from a Delaware Bay ghost-town to metropolitan north Jersey, where boats and big rigs set the scene for danger, suspense, dark humor and an unlikely bit of romance.

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http://www.cegrundler.com
http://cegrundler.wordpress.com

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The American Football Trilogy

Football, Football history, Walter Camp

Description

3 complete classic books combined in 1 volume, written by the men who invented American football. These are the earliest and most influential books about the sport, written in 1891, 1893, and 1896. Includes all the charts, photographs, and 120 diagrammed plays–over 900 pages in the original books.
This volume includes a quick guide to understanding the changes in the game, and a comprehensive index covering all three books for convenient referencing.
Not merely historical classics, these books are filled with valuable coaching insight and timeless wisdom for modern coaches, players and fans.
The authors are 3 legendary Hall of Fame coaches and the man who invented the Flying Wedge.
From the Lost Century of Sports Collection.

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Tales of the Whosawhachits
Key Holder of the Realms

fairy, gnomes, trolls

Description

An enchanting tale revolves around a young boy Kyle Janis. His journey begins when he stumbles upon the secret entrance way to the underworld realms of fairies, trolls, gnomes, and mysterious whosawhachits. He is held prisoner by the impish purple whosawhachits; and the realms must go to war to free him. He finds himself caught in their battle for the title of key holder of the realms and possession of the magical diamond key. This delightful story and its charming characters is an entertaining adventure which will leave you wanting more. The boy discovers that the underworld realms are responsible for many unexplained mysteries. Kyle is finally rescued by the gnomes and returned home, only to find that no one believes the missing boys tales of secret lands and magical creatures. This book and its endearing characters will capture the hearts of both boys and girls, and has received rave reviews. This is book one in this award winning series, now in it’s second printing and new cover.

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Tales of the Whosawhachits
Enter the Fifth Realm

fairy, gnomes, trolls

Description

This enchanting series continues with more antics from Elvin and the gang. Elise heads up the new realm with her fellow pink whosawhachette’s. She discovers magical pink gemstones which prove to be double trouble for the realms. Elvin escapes to the human realm to join forces with Eric the troubled boy creating chaos, which leads to a whole mess of new problems for Gatsby. This is book two of the series. Coming soon is the release of book 3 Tales of the Whosawhachits.

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Joby, Uninterrupted–Bittersweet Symphonies and Bohemian Rhapsodies(1989-2009)

poetry, jazz, blackness

Description

This is my life, seen through the prism of 20 years of poetry, soaked in jazz and marinated in blues–me speaking the truth, in love; wearing my heart on my sleeve; crying in the wilderness; exposing my soul; bleeding on the page; screaming hysterical naked.

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The Witch’s Revenge

Cat Mystery, Haunting Mystery, Salem Witch Trials

Description

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. It was during this year that several girls condemned more than twenty necks to the gallows. Witches. Evil walking amongst the God-fearing throngs of Salem Towne. For all the hysteria, the supposed witches were not the source of the evil that walked the rough dirt roads of Salem. The witch trials and subsequent executions are one of the most famous examples of mass hysteria and mob mentality and have spurned legend after legend and ghost story upon ghost story.

Fast forward to New Mexico, 2004. A simple house cat struggles to understand why the family the cat resides with would want to move to the east. Bubbles, a well spoken, well read, and egotistical feline, “Not cat, that word has always offended me.”, with a penchant for mice and a courtly manner to rival any prince. Upon arrival in Salem, the family has chosen to purchase the home built originally by Samuel Good, the son of Sara Good, Whom was among the first three tried and executed for witchcraft during those black days in 1692. Along with the previous owners’ pets, Nigel Jameson III and Mrs. Perry Winkle, Bubbles must sort out the challenges before him, discovering that the presence in the house is not that of Sara Good, while simultaneously avoiding The Witch’s Revenge.

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Healing after Divorce…: It’s About Time!

healing after divorce, divorce recovery, ministries for the divorced

Description

This book is a self-guided book/workbook about healing after divorce. It’s written to help you move on with your life in a positive and constructive way. Maybe some of your friends or your family are beginning to say behind your back “it’s about time “… for you to move on, heal, get over it, go out, … basically they care about you and love you but they want to start hearing you say something new or positive. They want you to start living your life again. This book is written to help you do just that. This book has a flexible layout that fits your needs. You can pick a theme and focus on that area. There are case studies, practical everyday psychology, journal exercises, prayer journal exercises, and resources in each chapter. I think you will want to read and use all of it. You may even want to give it to a friend. Additional support can be found at www.healingafterdivorce.com Healing after divorce… It’s About Time … time, love, and tenderness.

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Healing after Divorce…: It’s About Time! Facilitator’s Guide

Healing after divorce, divorce recovery, ministries for the divorced

Description

This Facilitator’s Guide is designed to accompany the main text, “Healing After Divorce… It’s About Time!” It includes overviews of each chapter in the main text and general directions to the facilitator for leading a support group. The lesson plans are complete and thorough. They list materials needed, goals, and objectives. This guide aids the facilitator with set-up and cleanup. The lesson plan maps out a time schedule for each chapter session. Included in this guide is a handout to accompany each support group meeting which can be copied in group sets. Everything you would want in one guide. You will find forms for Registration, Individual Session Facilitator Evaluations and a closing Participant Evaluation Sheet.

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God: A Long Time Ago in a Galilean Far, Far Away

Jesus of Nazareth, The Passion of The Christ, More Than a Carpenter

Description

It was prophesied in the ancient writings of the Old Testament that God would one day manifest Himself as a man. This simple and beautiful promise was finally fulfilled in a man named Jesus very early in the first century. Sadly, however, it was also foretold by the New Testament apostles that the true and full identity of Jesus Christ would be very soon attacked, altered and even denied by many (including some self-proclaimed Christians).
Using Scripture as its primary source of data and a pleasing array of insightful anecdotes, this book skillfully shatters the modern, pre-fabricated and man-made ideas concerning Christ that have gradually infiltrated modern Christianity. It aptly presents the first, pure and original doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ that birthed the original New Testament church. It revitalizes the untainted truth that abundantly prevailed and flourished throughout the first century of Christianity. This book is an indispensable asset only for those who are passionate lovers of truth and for those who desire the purest revelation of the full and true identity of Jesus Christ.

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Little Miss Straight Lace

romantic suspense, suspense romance, mystery romance

Description

*** 2010 Reader’s Favorite Award Finalist ***
When a brilliant biostatistician learns too much about her pharmaceutical client’s research, her life begins to spin out of control, and a dashing computer security expert from South America seems the perfect antidote. But is his arrival really just the happy coincidence it appears to be? Find out in this complex tale of suspense, humor, and romance.

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Death Call

British Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Description

It was all he could do to stop his hangover from spilling out onto the victim as he studied her neck and what he made out to be the initial puncture wound in her abdomen. From that point, he thought, she had been opened like an envelope with a paper knife, revealing a mess of entrails and blood. With a deranged serial killer on the loose, Detective Sergeant Dan Carroll and his new partner Detective Constable Samuel Grant find themselves trawling the seedy side of London in search of a brutal killer who preys on prostitutes.

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Pelgraff

SF, Science Fiction, adventure

Description

In the 450 years since the Sol system war wiped out life on Earth, and within the system, humanity has not known war. That’s about to change.

A civil war breaks out on Pelgraff, a planet peacefully populated by both humans and gorilla-like Pagayans,upon the introduction of a third species, the Damargs. None of Earth’s ex-colony worlds want to hear about it, much less get involved. But one member of the space-based Trading League, Colleen Yrden, is raising an Interplanetary Brigade to fight on Pelgraff.

Alan McLean, a bitter ex-police officer, volunteers to train men in weapons and tactics only, but finds himself drawn into the conflict as his need to belong to something, anything, overcomes his disgust at the endeavour – and his dislike of the Pagayans, for whom he fights. His growing hatred of the brutal Damargs holds him there even as politics makes the prospect of eventual victory increasingly unlikely. Others may leave, but McLean is determined to stay to the end, however it turns out.

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River of Lover

Interracial romance, bwwm, kindle

Description

River kayak instructor Tyler Young falls head over heels in love with the alluring Leah Waters. One adventurous week later, they are married and doing what they love the most – river running – together.

An unforeseen tragedy occurs, and Tyler finds himself drawn toward mahogany beauty Alexis Winston and her never quit/never die attitude. Who will Tyler choose? The love of his life or the woman of his dreams?

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Hungry Halloween

Halloween, cookbook, entertaining

Description

Tired of the same old popcorn balls and mummy dogs for Halloween? Need some original recipes and party ideas that will transform your “ho hum” Halloween into a spook-tacular success? Hungry Halloween can give you all that and more! This unique book contains 46 delicious, easy to make recipes that will please the palate of any discriminating guest or ghoul! Hungry Halloween is divided into three chapters, each showcasing a different party theme – “Movie Monster Munchies”, “Bewitched Buffet”, and “Dead Man’s Diner” featuring recipes such as” Werewolf Won Tons”, “Mummy Lasagna”, Cackling Crackers”, “Black Widow Bites”, “Grave-y Stones”, and “Stubbed Toe Subs”. Full color, full page photographs accompany each mouth-watering recipe (several also have step-by-step photos) to help make replicating them in your home kitchen a snap. Included are some sweet and some savory recipes that are sure to excite and delight kids and adults alike. You’ll be the talk of your neighborhood when you choose one of the three terrifically terrifying themes included in Hungry Halloween for your Halloween bash! Each themed chapter includes a page of frighteningly fabulous party decorating ideas with tips on how to have a “killer” party without killing your budget. Several full color photographs (in gory detail!) show you how you can decorate different rooms in your home for the ultimate Halloween experience. You don’t have to break out the toolbox or break the bank to create the ultimate haunted house, witch’s lair, or dastardly diner extraordinaire. More than just a cookbook, Hungry Halloween is a uniquely comprehensive guide to the perfectly harrowing, frighteningly fun Halloween. Year after year it will provide all you’ll need to make your Halloween ghoulishly glorious for your Halloween guests!

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http://www.amazon.com/Beth-Jackson-Klosterboer/e/B003T2NAUI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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The Naughty Ones

children, child, animals

Description

This colorful well illustrated children’s book is a delightful tale, and one that will have your children giggling. Have you ever wondered what your pets do when you aren’t home? When the dog, cat and bird’s owner leave the house for the day, the pets will make him pay. The animals see themselves as prisoners, and must find ways to keep occupied until his return, which certainly gets them into mounds of trouble.

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Preacher’s Kids ~ Wicked & Wise

anorexia, eating disorders, kindle

Description

Dear B, Where do I begin? Would you rather hear about my almost a boyfriend but can’t be sure cuz he is too cute for me situation, or that my sister has an eating disorder? Being a preacher’s kid is never a dull moment. Mia Griffin’s roller coaster ride life will reach new heights in the 10th grade when she develops a crush on the cutest boy in school. No one expects it when he becomes obsessive and controlling. She will also hit new lows when her sister scares the family with a battle against anorexia. With no one else to turn to for help, Mia befriends the weirdest girl in school to get rid of her stalker. How far will Mia go and can she hold on to her faith?

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Marlin, Darlin

Murder Mystery,  Florida Murder Mystery,  Florida Beach Reading

Description

Introducing the most lovable, pratfall-prone female sleuth in recent memory, this first novel in the Garnet Sullivan Live from Florida series will leave the reader in stitches and begging for more. Marlin, Darlin’ debuts the engaging, redoubtable and often annoying (to her colleagues and friends) small town journalist, the foxy Garnet Sullivan. A murky murder during a marlin fishing tournament forms the basis for this sizzling, uproarious mystery set in contemporary, steamy east coast Florida, featuring the unsinkable freelance reporter, snoop and trouble-maker, Garnet Sullivan, and a host of her bizarre, colorful friends.

A Gordian knot of a plot fairly gallops along from page one to the final page and will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat until the novel’s last words. Saturated with today’s most authentic Florida ambience and whackos, Marlin, Darlin’ is sure to delight the most cerebral mystery buffs as well as fans of romantic comedy—and dog lovers too! The novel is propelled by laugh out loud characters, scenes and situations reminiscent of Carl Hiassen and Dave Barry, but with more lipstick and purses. Fully imagined and drawn from life characters hook the reader from the book’s first sentences and the story seems to vault inevitably from who these characters are—nutty and flamboyantly so, but completely convincing, and whose native habitat could only be Florida.

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http://garnetsullivanlivefromflorida.com/

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The Secret, the Shifter, and the Sex-Slave Shanghai

Shapeshifters, erotic, erotic fantasy

Description

When single mom Alexandra St. John gets conned into a night on the town with her friends, she wanders into the wrong bar on Fetish Night. Lost and disoriented, she is accosted by several sinister characters. Baine Tenbrook, a shapeshifter working as a U.S Marshal, and Antonio Salazar, a flamenco-dancing vampire, save her.

Unable to choose between them, she tries both. But her night on the town lands her on a ship to Istanbul as a pleasure slave. When Alex and her gay assistant Lyle get kidnapped, it’s up to Baine and Antonio to save them. The shifter and the vampire, with the aide of Antonio’s old lover, an ancient vampire named Africaisi, follow them around the world.

Alex was just looking for a break from her real life. What she got was the adventure of a lifetime and, perhaps, the love of a shapeshifter.

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Lights Out

Horror, Suspense, Kindle

Description

Three gang members and an unwilling initiate are driving through the streets of Erie County after dark with their headlights off, planning to prey upon the first unfortunate soul to give a courtesy flash. A mysterious van falls into their trap and they immediately pursue it, planning to murder the driver and all other passengers. When the four finally overtake the vehicle, abandoned in the middle of the road, they discover fresh corpses inside. From there the tables are turned, and they become the prey of a terrifying evil, the likes of which few nightmares have conjured up.

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Second Chances

Modern Fiction, relationships, secrets

Description

Set in London, in the noughties, sometime after the smoking ban, and before the great 21st century recession… James has always believed in happy ever after, and he plans to get there one day. He is doing okay. At the age of thirty-three, he has a top job, dream house, two healthy children, and a wife who always stands by him. These things, James can rely on, until one day, when everything changes, and he realises that he has spent so long looking towards the future, that he has neglected the present. Feeling unloved, his wife, Pamela, has left him, leaving nothing but a brief note. She has taken their two children. How far will James go to save his marriage? What can Pamela do to stop the past haunting her life? Will it be enough?

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A Study of Arabic Phonology

Arabic studies, arabic, foreign language

Description

Phonology is the study of the changes that can affect a word, and sometimes even two words, for different reasons relating to a certain implied heaviness, like the existence of two identical letters or two letters that are close to each other or a hamza or a weak letter. The phonological changes are recognized as the assimilation of a letter to another, the substitution of a letter for another, the addition or elision of a letter or vowel and the transfer of a letter or vowel to another position. This study explores in detail when these changes are necessary, allowed or forbidden. The presentation of the rich data, the theoretical analyzes of the phonological elements and the references to the different works from the classical period of the 8th century until our days, offer a detailed and accessible study for both the students and researchers of Arabic.

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The Book of Obeah

Paranormal suspense, voodoo, Vatican

Description

While fulfilling the final request of her departed Grandmama, Melody Bennet, a young professional raised in the genteel suburbs of North Carolina, is plunged into the clandestine world of an ancient West African religion — via the Louisiana bayou. In unearthing a mysterious religious manuscript, Melody collides with those seeking powers believed to be contained within the text, from The Vatican to individuals claiming it as their legacy. She accepts the task of safeguarding the book and finds lives are threatened, including her own, sometimes from unexpected directions. As her knowledge grows and perceptions shift, Melody’s path is fused with that of the sacred book. She risks body and soul to protect both and, unbeknownst to her, secures the future of an esoteric, divine prophecy.

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http://www.sandracarringtonsmith.com

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The Little Bare Bear

preschool, preschool books, esl

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There was a bear that did not care to take care of his brown hair. And since this bear had quite fine hair, one day he went completely bare.

The Little Bare Bear is the story of a little brown bear who neglects to take care of his hair. Luckily his Friend in the Big Red Shoe has an idea about what he can do!

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The Kinshield Legacy

fantasy adventure, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery

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Warrant Knight Gavin Kinshield wants nothing more than to rid himself of the haunting visions that compel him to the cave where King Arek’s tablet awaits. When he deciphers the runes inscribed in the tablet, he gains not only the magical gems the runes protect, but the right to rule as king. But the evil wizard Brodas Ravenkind has other plans: to kidnap the mysterious rune solver and claim the throne for himself.

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http://www.kcmay.com

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Life with Sally: Little White Dog Tails

dog,bull terrier,humor

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Meet Sally, a miniature bull terrier with obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies and a gigantic grin. She loves to lick toads and the face of the writer’s husband (not at the same time), and her favorite toy is the 6-foot garden rake.

This little diva has had a doggie massage, met with a pet psychic and failed a canine painting class. Oh, and did I mention her obsession with the gas grill?

Tricia L. McDonald has been writing monthly columns about her life with Sally for the past three years. Through these stories, Sally has achieved celebrity status. This book is a compilation of those stories.

Reading this book you will laugh, you will sigh, and you will shake your head. In the end, you too will love Sally.

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http://www.awritingpassage.com

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The Art of War

The Art Of War, Art Of War, Sun Tzu

Description

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu is timeless wisdom that applies as much to today’s boardrooms as is did to a battle in the Chinese countryside. To quote Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, “though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.” I can say “don’t delay in adding this beautifully edited version of the Art Of War to your collection immediately.” From the battlefield to the boardroom Sun Tzu’s leaves you his tremendous legacy for strategy when dealing with any opponent, using The Art Of War.

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Forbidden the Stars

science fiction, aliens, technothrillers

Description

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead, but the asteroid itself is completely missing, along with their young son, Alex Manez, who was accompanying them.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space is on!

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