TMBOA: September 2010 Additions

Deadly Departed

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Mystery, Action Adventure, Urban Fantasy

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Constable Philo has a new murder case on his hands, one that bears a striking resemblance to the only other murder he has ever investigated, an unsolved homicide that occurred 50 years ago. Despite the passage of time, it appears that the territory’s only practicing serial killer has struck once more on Philo’s watch. What complicates both cases for the veteran constable, however, is not that the murders were committed a half century apart, but rather that both victims were already dead; then again, so is Philo.

Welcome to Rue, an extraordinary next world inhabited by ordinary people who have kicked the bucket before their appointed time, people like Constable Philo and the pair of dead-again victims for whom he seeks justice. When the unseen killer fixates on some newcomers to Rue, Philo exploits that fixation in an attempt to lure the fiend out into the open. And while the constable makes every effort to safeguard those newcomers, his quest to ferret out the DEADLY DEPARTED unearths a toxic mystery that is rooted in Rue’s enigmatic past. As a direct result, Philo’s new murder case burgeons into an über whodunit, one that, if left unsolved, imperils every being in Rue, a place where no one ever dies—normally.

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Button Hollow Chronicles #1: The Leaf Peeper Murders

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Mystery, Suspense, Humor

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Life in idyllic Button Hollow, New Hampshire, is beginning to unravel for Sheriff Jeff Ramsey. A series of suspicious deaths has the elderly members of the volunteer Citizens’ Brigade up in arms, and their zealousness is complicating the Sheriff’s already intricate investigation. His personal life is also threatened when his wife receives a tempting job offer in Boston. As Jeff attempts to solve Button Hollow’s mysterious crime wave and protect the Citizens’ Brigade members from themselves, he learns that beautiful fall foliage cannot hide the corruption that lies close to home, and protecting his beloved town’s citizens may prove easier than saving his marriage.

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http://thewordmistresses.com

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The Unexpected Obsession

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Humorous Romance, Celebrity, Gossip

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At thirty-five, Ava Scott has settled nicely into her quiet life. Successful author, college professor, what does it matter if she doesn’t get out much? Passion really is overrated, isn’t it? Everything in her life is running smoothly until Cameron walks into her classroom.
Twenty-five and the hottest movie star to hit the big screen in years, Cameron Sloane has it all; Looks, fame, women, money. So why does his life feel like just another role he’s playing? Can a chance encounter with a shy bookworm awaken his sleeping heart?
Can Cameron break down the carefully constructed walls Ava has built? Can Ava survive Cameron’s overwhelming fame and having her life exposed in the tabloids? Will he find the life he never realized was all he really wanted? Will she discover a dream she has been too afraid to wish for?
Sex, love, betrayal: It all begins with an unexpected obsession.
Get hooked! Download the sample chapters today!

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The Cemetery Vote

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Politics, Thriller

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Jace Kingman, a drug dealer, is recruited to round up Latino day laborers and take them to the polls on Election Day. Dan Vienna, a fired police officer trying to become an internet porn producer, tries to extort a million dollars from a losing candidate for U.S. Senate by claiming he can prove the election was stolen. Jace and Dan will cross paths as both schemes go awry. Can they save themselves? Or will they destroy each other?

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http://stores.lulu.com/silkin

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The Force is Middling in this One (And Other Ruminations from the Outskirts of the Empire)

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funny, satire, humor

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What happens to a kid who isn’t quite good enough with the force to be a Jedi? What is it like to live in the worst city in the United States? If we aren’t allowed to test shampoo on monkeys, how will we ever know if our monkeys are clean?

The answers to these and other questions can be found in The Force is Middling in this One, a raucous romp through the mind of author, software developer and gopher exterminator Robert Kroese.

“So funny it hurts.” – Justin Gaines, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

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robertkroese.com

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Sammie Ever After

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romance, chick lit, travel

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Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Girl moves across the world to be with boy. Boy dumps her at the airport…via email.

Sammi’s fixation with fairytales and Prince Charming has gotten her in trouble again. And now she’s in London, all her belongings in a suitcase, sleeping on a friend’s couch and no “Happily ever after” in sight.

From Bali to Brisbane, London to Greece, Sammi’s journey to find her very own fairytale ending may take her to a place she never expected…

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http://www.facebook.com/SammiEverAfter

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Killing the Giants

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political thriller, secret societies, conspiracy theories

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“Killing the Giants is a fast paced thriller that winds you through the dark halls of a secret society and the powers that are behind two major oil catastrophes that ATF agent, Sarah Perkins has to resolve – her life depends on it.
Killing the Giants is based on real quotations by American politicians and will change the way you look at government forever.”

Website:

jeffbennington.com

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Confessions of a Liberal Lover

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chick-lit, humor, womens fiction

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Confessions of a Liberal Lover, is a hilarious 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 in romance novels. Complicating her search for the man of her dreams are her decidedly liberal political views, less than perfect relationship with her Dad, nearly perfect older sister and the fact that she gets advice about her love life from a magical talking statue of a gargoyle. Maud’s sexual encounters not only add spice, but help define the personalities of each of her lovers and the terms of her relationship with them.

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http://EMMuller.com

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The Rumblin

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Suspense, short story, scary story

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“The Rumblin is a short story. It’s a suspense thriller about a guy named Phil Knite who takes his family camping in the Appalachian Mountains and finds out that nature isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When a terrible storm erupts, Phil and his family take refuge with the other campers and learn the dark secret of the Rumblin. Its short, but very intense!”

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jeffbennington.com

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On Falcon’s Wings

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historical, medieval, 1066

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Love united them. Destiny drove them apart. When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage. Swept away in the arms of another, Avicia enters the treacherous court of Duke William of Normandy. Through the years, Edric and Avicia reunite in a timeless, forbidden love, but a bitter rivalry for the English throne divides them. In a world forever altered in the aftermath of Hastings, hope rises and the chance to love again.

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http://www.lisayarde.com

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Lafitte’s Black Box

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Young Adult, adventure, pirates

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When he can no longer control what is real and what is imagined, Deveraux Parker realizes that his dream has become reality. Discovering a box that has been buried for two centuries, he finds himself on a quest for Lafitte’s treasure through modern day New Orleans. Since moving to the Big Easy, Parker has had a hard time fitting in and finding friends, but as events unravel, he makes some unsavory pals and begins an unexpected adventure taking him to the oldest and most mysterious places in old New Orleans. The past and present collide as he tries to escape from his dream before he becomes part of the past.

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http://lafittesblackbox.blogspot.com/

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Beneath a Buried House

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mystery, suspense, pagan

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Things aren’t always what they seem. Tulsa Police Detective, Kenny Elliot’s quest to uncover the truth behind the death of a transient makes him a target – from whom or what he isn’t sure. When he brushes the dirt from the surface of an apparent John Doe overdose case, he finds a labyrinth of misdirection and deception beneath, and a trail, which leads him to an encounter with an aberration in human nature, the likes of which he’s not prepared to deal with.

Drawing on his strength of character, and sense of right and wrong, he wrestles with deep personal feelings to solve the case.

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bobavey.com

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The Telescope Builder

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Memoir, Kindle, Literary

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I had just moved to a new neighborhood freshly carved out of a hillside on the western edge of the San Fernando Valley. My junior high was named after George Ellery Hale, the man who built the telescope that unveiled the secrets of the universe. I’ve thought about Hale over the years, the man, his telescope, the school named after him and the students and teachers I knew there. It was in those days that a body was dumped up the street from my house. Then there was the kid who went home from school one day and shot himself in the head. And then there was the classmate I admired who later got addicted to crack and died of exposure sleeping on a downtown street. I’ve thought about it all a lot. It must mean something. It must.

Jonathan Penton, editor of Unlikely Stories, says: “He sets up his characters, reveals the situation and then tears through your consciousness like a bullet. His stories tell tales of lessons learned in the most agonizing possible ways, traumas that leave scars on the flesh and minds of their victims … Chilling and direct.”

Website:

stores.lulu.com/silkin

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Hot Tea

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Amateur sleuth, humorous mystery, cozy mystery

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If you were within arm’s reach of 30, had a few dollars in the bank, and were just a little bored, what would you do? Cara O’Flynn decided to quit her job, find herself an entrepreneurial endeavor, and with the help of her sister Teagan, become wildly successful. A little cliché perhaps, but sometimes it’s best to take a breath and trust the plan.

The problem – Cara didn’t plan for three careers in as many days, nor did she anticipate the new guys that dropped in her lap. Worse things could happen. So, of course, they did.

When you’re Irish, all things, good and bad, come in threes. It’s inevitable. She should have remembered not to forget that part.

Cara and Teagan bring laughter, intelligence, and family tradition to every experience they encounter. Hot Tea is the first novel in this series.

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Sweet Tea

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Amateur sleuth, humorous mystery, cozy mystery

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Things haven’t gone quite as planned for Cara and her sister Teagan. The plan was simple – Cara decided to quit her boring job and find something a little more exciting. Being Irish, she knows that you need to be careful what you wish for, all superstitions aside, granted wishes don’t always resemble the outcome you’d envisioned. Knowing that, Cara wished for excitement anyway. The details are in Hot Tea, the first in this series.

In Sweet Tea, Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes come true. The good news is that each of them has found the man of her dreams. The not so good news is that they have to break that news to their mother; and as we all know, old fashioned slightly over involved mothers can be a challenge to deal with. They have also fallen into the middle of a serial murder investigation and worse, Cara may have come to the attention of the murderer. Not good. And then there’s the whole thing with the weird cop, and the secret room…

With their lives spinning slightly out of control, some of it good, some of it not, Cara and Teagan depend on each other, humor, their family, and their not so common sense, to keep them going. Who knew things would get so complicated?

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6001 Things You Won’t Miss When You’re Dead

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humor, funny, Halloween

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“6001 Things You Won’t Miss When You’re Dead” is a humorous catalog of life’s miseries, irritants, and mystifying b.s. you won’t miss when you go. From abstinence to zoot suits, Dick Cheney to Rupaul, the war in Afghanistan to family feuds, this book will make you laugh out loud, nod with understanding, and smile with the satisfaction that when you depart this world it will no doubt come with a silver lining.

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Goal Fever

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soccer, football

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A player who won’t let his dream die. A mysterious old man with a heartbreaking secret. And soccer, the game they love. Soccer the way it should be played and lived — with blood, sweat, and tears.
“Goal Fever” is a must-read for anyone who loves soccer.
The Midwest Book Review says “Goal Fever is not a story to be missed, very highly recommended reading.”
Fiction. Ages 9 and up.

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JosephKehoe.com

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Onyx and Eggshell

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multicultural, sorority, african-american

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Five young ladies from very different backgrounds choose to pledge historically black sorority Gamma Beta Alpha at Freedom College. As the five strive to get closer to the sorority, they are forced to become closer to each other or not make it through.

Sabina, Akia, Tammy, Luci and Chilli struggle to get to know each other and put their differences aside for the greater goal of becoming sorors. The journey isn’t easy, but they face it together.

The pledge process isn’t all that they have to endure. The young ladies have lots of secrets that slowly reveal themselves. Some are subtle and some are a bit more extreme, but all threaten to tear the line apart.

All must come together in the bond or risk not being a part of the sorority at all. Their journey through the process is a life changing experience for them all, as they become closer than anyone could have ever expected.

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http://www.wyattbryson.com

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The Original Five Little Monkeys

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five little monkeys, 5 little monkeys, bedtime story

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The beloved children’s book about five little monkeys jumping on their bed comes to life in this illustrated adaptation of the original classic!

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DJCBooks.com

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The A Word: Autism is not a curse

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Autism, Autistic, motherhood

Description

There are many books being written today that deal with the
subject of autism. For the most part, each can be categorized as belonging to one of three distinct types. First, there are the medical and psychiatric texts, professionally written works that outline the scientific parameters of the condition, clarify guidelines for official diagnoses, discuss alternative theories on neurological, genetic or environmental causes, and so forth. Next there are the support books: these are generally filled with strategies on how best to cope with the challenge autism can bring, and are targeted most often to parents who are raising autistic children, although occasionally they are targeted to autistics themselves. Finally,there are the cure and treatment books: here a level of hope is being offered in the form of special diets, new drugs, behavioral therapies and other interventive tech-
niques—all put forth as solutions, or at least as substantial alleviations, to what is assumed to be an otherwise tragic disorder.

This book too deals with the subject of autism, but does not fit neatly into one of the three categories just mentioned.

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FRIENDS, AND OTHER PERISHABLES

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mystery, detective, series

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“… follows the tradition of Spencer and Marlow and other PIs of the genre – the hard-baked
detective with a heart.”

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The Lost Village

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Horror, Vampire, Supernatural Thriller

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Sarah Jameson Landry and her five year old daughter, Annabelle, haunted by the same insistent voice, embark on a reluctant journey to find their ancestral home. What they discover is a strange little village that has somehow gone adrift from the rest of the world. They uncover a horrifying legacy of missing children that dates back hundreds of years, and in the process learn the terrible secrets of their own ancestral past.
Michael Bannon, haunted by his own demons has come to James Village in search of anonymity. What he finds instead is that no distance can erase the terrible mistakes of the past. He discovers also that he is, in some inconceivable way, connected to Sarah and the child Annabelle. They form an alliance with a small group of friends, villagers, who like themselves, are tired of being afraid, and resign themselves to the task of seeking the truth regardless of its consequences. Together they embark on a terrifying quest to destroy the evil that lies at the center of all their lives.
The Lost Village is an epic journey into the unknown that leaves none of its participants unchanged by the experience, encompassing dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and miraculous healing.
It is also an allegory about the deeds that men do and the secrets that they keep, a parable of innocence against the corruption of the soul, of sanity against madness, of triumph against all odds. And it gives us a rare glimpse into the dark superstition and aching loneliness that lies deep inside the core of all humankind.

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markedwardhall.com

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Scavenger Guides Chicago

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chicago, travel guide, family travel

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Kids love an adventure, and there’s no better place to have one than Chicago! Scavenger Guides Chicago will send your family on a fun, fact-filled scavenger hunt around the Windy City. Discover Chicago while having fun following clues, completing tasks, and collecting awards – certificates included! Each guide also includes a daily travel journal and tips for taking great photos to help your child preserve their vacation memories.

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http://www.scavengerguides.com

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Marakellus Marakellum

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fantasy, magic, adventure

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GolGanth, a wizard from the past, decides to bring help to a threatened galaxy. He leads Rodger Rodgers on a trail of deceit and misdirection, while gradually accomplishing his goals. His subterfuge is aided by the ego of his forced accomplice, Rodgers. Steadily solving problems using both magic and double meaning information, GolGanth works toward his target in secrecy. While seeming to fix one thing, he successfully misleads our hero in the proper direction. Several humorous setbacks are encountered, generated by misunderstanding. Despite numerous obvious clues, the (would-be) savior goes through the story in a haze of oblivion, as he misinterprets nearly everything. This is credited to his sarcastic, flippant attitude, which he uses as a tool to lighten the seriousness of the situation.

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Four Folded Corners: A Collection of Poems

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poetry, contemporary poetry, life poetry

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Four Folded Corners is a collection of 40+ poems, which reflects on over 27 years of the poet’s life, and explores a multitude of themes in an engaging, down-to-earth style.

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A Book of Poems: The Inner Soul

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love and loss, poetry book, poetry writing

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This collection of poetry contains the work of nineteen poems. Each poem expresses emotions of love, happiness, sadness and hope. There are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone’s emotions.

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http://anthonyfrando.com

http://poetrybookauthor.wordpress.com/

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Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman

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women’s spirituality, Bible fiction, feminist theology

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In Hebrew scripture men always get the exiting roles: leader, prophet, war hero. Convinced that women, too, need powerful stories that can inform them about who they are in relation to God, Nancy Werking Poling has imagined biblical men as women. A female Samson tells of the elders trying to take away her power; Nochat (Noah), who is trying to raise God-honoring children in violent times, rebukes God for destroying creation: Mosiah leads abused sisters to freedom; a female Jacob struggles with her capacity for deceit and destruction. Readers are sure to find inspiration in a creative approach to scripture that incorporates women’s wisdom, suffering, and courage.

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Out of the Pumpkin Shell

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domestic violence, menopause, women’s fiction

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Elise hates her mother, Rose—until she and best friend Hat journey to the small Indiana town where Rose grew up. There, inspired by the discovery of family secrets, they embark on their boldest escapade ever. Female friendship, aging angst, and domestic violence come together in this humorous yet heart-warming and empowering novel.

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SCARS: An Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel

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Christian fiction, End Times, End Times Prophecy

Description

ARE YOU READY?
CATACLYSMIC NATURAL DISASTERS
GLOBAL ECONOMIC CHAOS
POLITICAL TURBULENCE
MASS DECEPTION

THE APOCALYPSE HAS JUST BEGUN….

Sixteen-year-old Rebekah Silver is your average teenager living in Southern California. She worries only about learning her cheerleading routines and passing her math test. But as world dictators rise to power and devastating disasters claim millions of lives she is inspired to search for answers. Becky soon discovers her world is quickly coming to an end, just as it was prophesied. Now she must decide whether to risk her life to follow the laws of God or surrender her soul to the law of man in this action-packed thriller.

Will Becky survive?

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http://www.thespringharvest.com

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Sacrifice, Mortal Path Book 2

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urban fantasy, supernatural thriller, demons

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A demon’s enslaved executioner—a ravager of lives and souls—Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom . . . and salvation. Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands—perhaps tens of thousands—to make up for the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power—and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood. But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness. And if Maliha dies before the mission is accomplished, the hell she once knew will seem like a picnic compared to the eternal torments awaiting her.

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Secret Daddy

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romance, Minnesota author, Minnesota setting, secret, daddy, baby

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There is a closeness that twins share and they will do almost anything to help each other out, so when Don comes to his brother Dave for help how can he refuse. Don wants him to donate sperm so he and his wife Jenny can start a family. No one would know. Identical twins would have the same DNA. Dave finds himself in a legal quandary and is not sure how to get out of it. When his brother is killed in a car accident and his wife critically injured, she asks her sister to adopt her baby and raise him. How can Dave prove that he is the baby’s father and not his uncle? He did not count on falling in love with Jenny’s sister. When he talks Cathy into moving to Minnesota she agrees but cannot understand his motives. Is he trying to get the baby away from her? What are his intentions? When she finally learns the truth, what will she do? Will she bolt and run back to California or will she stay and fight for the right to her adopted son? Will she learn to trust the family and get along with Dave? Can the two become a family?

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Best Friends

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romance, tornado, Minnesota author, romance novel, reunion, high school sweethearts

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Pushing aside the large checkbook and pile of bills, he sat at his desk, turned on his computer monitor and opened the program she needed. He set it up for her, then held out his hand for her data disk.
Raising an eyebrow, she took it from her purse. “I can do it. You don’t have to take the time if you’re busy.”
“It won’t take long. Nobody else uses my computer.”
“Proprietary, aren’t you?”
“No, just cautious. I can’t afford to replace it or redo all the data I have on it.”
Shrugging, she handed the disk to him and stood watching as he opened the program, loaded sheets of labels into the printer and clicked print.
While the printer hummed, Tami said, “Sally said to tell you to plan on staying for supper tonight if you can.”
“Sure,” he said cautiously. Although visiting with her and Sam was a painful reminder of what he’d lost, supper at Sally’s house was always a treat. But now he sensed this invitation had strings attached.

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Down the Drain

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horror, suspense, monster

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When Bruce comes home to an emptier-than-usual house after a hard day of work, he doesn’t have the energy to do much more than drop into the tub.

What he doesn’t realize is that even when you think you’re completely, totally alone…you’re not.

“Pyle’s tight little monster tale packs a nasty wallop.”
—Michael Louis Calvillo, author of I Will Rise and As Fate Would Have It

“Horror should be fun. Scary, of course…but above all, it should be fun. Too many people seem to have forgotten that. Well, Daniel Pyle has not forgotten. With his novella, Down the Drain, Pyle has crafted a tale that evokes all the eye-popping strangeness and excitement that got me into horror in the first place. I loved it, and I can guarantee you’ll never look at your bathtub the same again.”
—Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead

Website:

danielpyle.com

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Code Name: Silence

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sci-fi, superheroes, young adult

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Imagine what it would be like to walk through walls. Kathy Allen doesn’t have to. She already can. She and her friends aren’t normal. They’re stronger, faster and have amazing abilities that no normal human could ever have…but they aren’t superheroes. Yet.

Right now, all Kathy’s powers are good for is getting her to school on time. She knows she could do much more, but the professionals are handling all the normal crimes. Until now.

A masked thief emerges that no one can stop. He leaves no clues. Security systems are no challenge for him, but Kathy thinks she and her friends are. The chance to prove themselves has arrived. And when you’re a superhero, what can possibly go wrong?

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http://www.codenamesilence.com

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Twilight of the Gods, Book Two of the Immortyl Revolution

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Urban Fantasy, Vampire, Paranormal Romance

Description

Narrowly escaping the implosion of Genpath laboratories, vampires Mia Disantini and Kurt Eisen are on the run from Gaius Lupus, their rival in the Forbidden Science. When Kurt is captured by their enemy and rescued with the aid of feral vampire kids known as sewer rats, Mia witnesses first hand the charismatic spell her lover casts over these would-be revolutionaries. Setting up base in Manhattan, Kurt builds his forces to face off with Gaius, while independent-minded Mia navigates the minefield of sewer rat politics, which she finds very much a man’s world. The lovers’ deep bond is put to the test by both the beautiful Arturo and Kurt’s followers, who see Mia as standing between them and their beloved “Loki.” Matters are further complicated when the chief elder, Kalidasa, arrives from India to investigate rumors of heresy and revolution. With the threat of war with Gaius drawing ever closer, Mia ands Kurt prepare to meet the biggest challenge of their lives.

Website:

http://www.deniseverricowriter.webs.com

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The Ghost Hunter

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Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fallen Angels

Description

When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing.

As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, for Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.

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Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: A Memoir of Exile and Excess in Japan

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memoir, japan

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“Black Passenger, Yellow Cabs: A Memoir of Exile and Excess in Japan,” provides a gritty, explicit rendering of a life ravaged by sexual addiction in a land little known for such wanton exploits. Born in the Caribbean, Stefhen F.D. Bryan describes in frank detail an abusive childhood from which he emerged with an obsessive lust that would plague him for nearly 40 years.

Bryan immigrated to Japan solely to indulge his extreme fixation on East and Southeast Asian women. But rather than merely penning a series of sexual conquests, he interweaves his story with extensive research on the sociology and psychology of women in modern-day Japan, exploring the societal norms that made them easy prey to the sexual deviance he could not control.

The memoir describes Bryan’s carnal adventures through a cultural lens that touches on interracial relationships, promiscuity, patriarchy and abortion. Included is sex research that one reviewer asserts “would make Kinsey proud.”

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http://www.blackpassenger.com

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Johnny Oops

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Johnny is always testing life’s borders. Join him and discover how far you are willing to press your own vision of reality. Is God really a Game Master? Are we all bit players in a giant virtual reality game?

Oops, Johnny has messed up again. He can’t help that he’s a thirteen-year-old who’s into self-gratification and quickly matures into a womanizer and sex maniac who doesn’t know if he’s a charlatan, a guru, or a prophet. He’s not even sure he’s real, but he’s convinced he has the word of God to deliver to his flock. As he charges from one reality to another, his aggressive genius genes take over spawning a seven foot tall giant of a son, two precocious telepathic twin daughters, a second son who is his link to immortality, and a one-foot tall albino with pink eyes by the name of Inney.

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The REAL Poop! A Cassandra Matthews Adventure

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children’s fiction, animal welfare, humor

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The REAL Poop! A Cassandra Matthews Adventure

When Cassie’s science project about backyard birds wins first place (a guest spot on her favorite TV show), she is thrilled…until she discovers the prize will go to the runner up if she’s unable to continue with her work until the show comes to town in the spring.

The runner up is none other than Stephanie Bartwelle, Cassie’s nemesis since Kindergarten.

Stephanie vows to steal Cassie’s spot on the TV show.

Cassie isn’t worried; after all, how can Stephanie prevent her from taking photos of the birds in her back yard?

Well, Stephanie finds a way.

There is a town bylaw against feeding pigeons, and Stephanie knows it.

When Cassie is forced to take down all of the big bird feeders, she knows she has to find a way to fight the bylaw to save her spot on the show, and more importantly, to save the birds from starving over the long Canadian winter.

This 188 page contemporary novel for children ages 8-12 highlights friendship, family, rivalry, animal welfare, and fighting for one’s beliefs, in a way that will have children and adults alike laughing out loud.

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black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity

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african-american, memoir, identity

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After accepting her Dutch boyfriend’s invitation to move from sultry New Orleans, Carolyn finds herself in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and endless gray skies. As she moves away from the remnants of her tragic childhood and America’s obsession with race, she is plunged into the depths of homesickness, depression and a declaration of war on her own hair.

She travels through motherhood and a career change, and her determination is put to the test. On the way to self-discovery, she ends up finding love, soul sisters and the secret to avoiding bad hair days.

In this mid-life memoir, Carolyn writes candidly about how getting the runaround in Spain, being mistaken for a prostitute and losing her passport in Cuba, and dealing with Dutch people on their bikes (among other quirky adventures) have changed her ideas about being a black woman in the world.

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13 responses to “TMBOA: September 2010 Additions

  1. Was so glad to see Todd updated the info about my novella, Confessions of a Liberal Lover to include my requested tags and the link to the Amazon buy page. I will now be tagging my little heart out and hope others will tag me back.

    EMMuller
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/tags-on-product/B003XNTB9W/ref=tag_dpp_cust_edpp_sa

  2. Todd,
    I would like to have my book reviewed. Please send me an email with the information to have you do a review.
    Thanks,
    Cheryl

  3. Cheryl,
    Sent you an email re: review of your book…
    Todd

  4. Another month done, hope my book makes the list!

  5. Al Boudreau

    Done.

  6. Still tagging. Moving on to next month.

  7. I finished September tagging earlier today but did not get an email confirmation. Please send and I’ll now be finished with all archives.

    Thanks.

  8. Mary A. Berger

    Finished with Sept. 2010 tagging, plus LIKE tags. That corner is fast approaching!

  9. Hi,
    September 2010 finished.
    Onward …
    Thanks,
    Jerri

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