TMBOA – August 2010 Additions

Columbine

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Growing Teens

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Miracles, Angels and Answers

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Read Between the Lines

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fallen Blood

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island

Tags Requested

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!”

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Haunting of Sam Cabot

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Servants of Darkness

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Holocaust Opera

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

VRIN: ten mortal gods

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

VampirErotique Vol. 1: Beginnings

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Constant Travellers

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

To Live on the Wind

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Black God’s War

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jefferson’s Road: The Spirit of Resistance

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Witch of Greenwich Village

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Howling

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Barbarian Tales – Books 1, 2, and 3

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dream War

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanatos Rising

Tags Requested

Description

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Crazy Hot Sex Secrets

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

No Vacances, A Collection of Short Stories, Volume 4

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Size Eight in a Size Zero World

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

All I Want is Everything

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Pecunious Life

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Drama

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Treasure Diving with Captain Dom

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Avatar Syndrome

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Secret in the Hidden Cave

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mystery’s Grave

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bullies and Bears

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Edge of Escape

Tags Requested

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Follow the Money

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Ayurvedic Healer

Tags Requested

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Book of the Avenger of Blood

Tags Requested

Historical Fiction, action, bible, Jewish

Description

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Nunzilla Was My Mother and My Stepmother Was a Witch

Tags Requested

orphanage, depression era, nuns

Description

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Glimmers of Hope : A Memoir of Zambia by Mark Burke

Tags Requested

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

Description

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/

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Win!: A Leaders Guide to Building a Winning Team

Tags Requested

Leadership, Business Leadership, Business Success

Description

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Complete Q&A Book on Dogs

Tags Requested

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

Website:

puppycareeducation.com.au

________________________________________________________________________________________________

She Smells Dead

Tags Requested

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?

Website:

http://spiritguideseries.blogspot.com/

________________________________________________________________________________________________

YESHUA

Tags Requested

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)

Website:

stanlaw.ca

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Stealing Nasreen

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

http://www.farzanadoctor.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Collection of Wordstreams

Tags Requested

Poetry, essays, kindle

Description

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.

Website:

worksofmarkmann.blogspot.com/

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Read Me – I Am Magical

Tags Requested

Self-help

Description

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.

Website:

master-of-thought.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Circle of Dishonor

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

gwenmayo.com/

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Therapy: A Novel

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

harrierose.blogspot.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Seven Deadly Sins

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

jesscscott.wordpress.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Avenger of Blood

Tags Requested

Suspense, Thriller, Batman

Description

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.

Website:

ryancallaway.webs.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Street Justice: Charlie’s Angel

Tags Requested

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

Website:

samfury.webs.com/

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Confessions of a Liberal Lover

Tags Requested

Description

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?

Website:

emmuller.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

God Don’t Take Crap from Nobody and Other Stories

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mouflon Brigade

Tags Requested

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.

Website:

cyberworldpublishing.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Salted Away

Tags Requested

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?

Website:

cyberworldpublishing.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Miraculous Deception

Tags Requested

Description

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!

Website:

thewordmistresses.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Path of Innocence

Tags Requested

women’s fiction, contemporary romance, romance

Description

‘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

Advertisements

15 Comments

Filed under tag you're it

15 responses to “TMBOA – August 2010 Additions

  1. sean h. robertson

    August 2010 – All books tagged!

    Sean H. Robertson
    http://www.amazon.com/Cries-Vampira-Horror-Alpha-Werewolf/dp/1453808418/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

    Return the tags: vampire, young adult, paranormal romance

  2. All finished with the August tags… Next!

  3. I’ve finished this section.

  4. One more month down… a few to go.

  5. Finished August. I can’t believe I was tagging hte hard way. It took me nearly getting repetitive strain injury before I actually read the Amazon page. All I had to do was click T twice and then click? aargh.

  6. Now finished with August, too.

  7. Mary A. Berger

    Finished August 2010 tagging and doing LIKE tags. I can see the end of the year…just around the corner!

  8. Hi again,
    All tagged – if they did not have tags list I clicked the top 3
    Thanks again,
    Tim
    http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-SHOP-Tim-Greaton/dp/097266260X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304801879&sr=8-1

  9. Hi,
    August 2010 finished.
    Thanks,
    Jerri

  10. Great idea. I hope it helps sales! I’ll try this with one of my own books.

    Tim

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s