Monthly Archives: January 2011

TMBOA – December 2010 Additions


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December 2010 Additions

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Islands of Secrets

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Time Travel Romance, Gothic Romance, Historical Romance

Description

Former Georgia Author of the Year Nominee, Tammie Clarke Gibbs has crafted a sweeping new time travel with the old-fashioned appeal of your favorite Gothic Novel. It will keep you guessing. This is one roller-coaster ride you won’t want to miss.

Shane
SHANE ALEXANDER has realized he should never have allowed his ex-girlfriend to spend her honeymoon on his island, but he never dreamed she’d run to the tabloids and blab about seeing ghosts. With the future of Leigh Island in danger, he devises a plan to dispel her claims and unknowingly sets in motion events that bring him face to face with a past that not only threatens his future but his life.

Lila
After breaking off her engagement, LILA FITZPATRICK wants a new beginning, but when she agrees to help her roommate by pretending to be a reporter, the last thing she expects to find is the man of her dreams. The question is what will he do when he finds out who she really is?

On An Island of Secrets
One woman, two men and a love that transcends time get a second chance to prevent history from repeating itself. But will love be enough to win the battle against time and stop the force that’s kept them apart for centuries?

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The Battle

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Christian fantasy, Christian fiction, adventure, medieval fantasy

Description

Two kingdoms on the verge of war. A blacksmith, a nobleman, and a boy called to stop it. Only one of them has faith.

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Sudoku Junkie: Enormous Edition

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Sudoku, Puzzles, Number Puzzles

Description

“Sudoku Junkie: Enormous Edition” contains one of the largest Sudoku collections on the market, featuring 750 unique puzzles which increase in difficulty with every page. This edition offers over 400 pages of pure Sudoku. Enjoy!

Thanks for all of your help everyone!

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The Venom of Vipers

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science fiction, technothrillers, scifi

Description

A supervirus threatens to wipe out the human population.

The only hope for the future is a cure hidden inside Ryder Stone. Created in a lab and brutalized, betrayed and hated by humans, Ryder yearns for freedom. On the outside, a group of human genetic purists want him dead.

When Katie Marsh, a brilliant young geneticist, discovers his secret, she must fight to protect Ryder, gain his trust…and convince him to save humanity before the purists destroy them both.

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Come to Me

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Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Inspirational Fiction

Description

Step back in time and experience the life of Christ through the eyes of His mother. Come to Me offers the reader an intimate glimpse into the lives of Jesus and his family in a way that brings them to life. The themes of trusting God and surrendering to Him are evident throughout this remarkable story.

From the cradle to the cross, Come to Me, speaks to the hearts of those who are seeking, and deepens the faith of long-time believers. It is a moving tale of the life of Christ from the mother who raised Him to become the Saviour of the world.

Website:

http://www.laurajdavis.com

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The Role of a Lifetime

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romantic comedy, romance

Description

There’s more to life than playing make believe.
Sandra Moyer has a good reason to distrust actors. She was once married to one who left her and her child. However, she’s desperate for publicity to help her struggling preschool. Hollywood playboy Ben Capshaw’s request to access her classes to prepare for a role is an offer she can’t refuse.
Sandra second guesses herself on that decision until she sees Ben in action with the children. Her apprehension turns to wonder, and then to feelings she’d thought were closed off forever. Yet how can she trust that what she’s seeing is real?
As a boy, Ben learned that acting was the answer to everything. The role he’s up for now will enhance his career and, he’s sure, secure his happiness. But spending time with Sandra and her daughter stirs up emotions that—for once—aren’t pretend.
Ben’s ready for a lifetime role as husband and father—if he can convince Sandra not to typecast him.

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http://www.jennifershirk.com/

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New Beginnings

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true love, family, contemporary romance

Description

John Stanton has lost the love of his life to cancer.  Even though he has tried to move on with his life and has remarried, he still longs for his first wife, Jenny. His marriage to Darlene lacks true love, and John longs for contentment in his life.  A chance meeting with a stunning waitress named Wendy Burke changes his outlook. He is instantly drawn to her, and this attraction leads to a chain of events that transforms his life.

John’s naive daughter, Maggie is curious about love.  When she sees Wendy’s handsome devil-may-care cousin Michael for the first time, she instantly falls in love with him.  She is determined to have him.  Michael has had many women in his past, but has resisted true love at every turn.  He knows that he should resist Maggie, and tries to forget about her.  But forgetting the beautiful Maggie Stanton would turn out to be the hardest thing he had ever done.

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Run into the Wind

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Historical romance, Western romance

Description

Determined to take charge of her own life after her family was slaughtered before her eyes; Sabrina Lovett heads west and hops off a train to start anew. Hiding from her affluent brother she takes on the guise of a boy. Everything was going well until the exasperating new Sherriff came to town.
Brock Stafford was used to being in control. He was irritated to no end by the stable boy “Will” who challenged him at every turn. Aggravated by his own reaction to the boy he tries to ignore him completely until tragedy brings them together.
Sabrina trusts Brock with her life; but can she trust him with her secret?

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Desperado: A Western Romance

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cowboy romance, historical romance, western romance

Description

Beautiful Elizabeth Cooper struggled to raise her siblings by herself after her mother’s death. Abandoned by her reckless father years earlier she is distraught when he shows up unexpectedly. Shattering her world completely, he drags her from saloon to saloon until his luck runs out.
James Reese watched in disgust as the gambler offered to use his daughter as collateral for a poker game. Beth’s blue eyes met his and he made a silent vow to protect her. Left with few choices, Beth puts her faith in a man as desperate and alone as she. On the run they find comfort and solace in each other’s arms.

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The 82nd: Part One of the Interdimensional Chronicles

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science fiction, science fantasy

Description

Unemployed construction worker gets pulled into a parallel dimension and helps them find redemption.

An ancient device mysteriously appears along with the earthman.

Three convicts escape prison by sliding into a higher dimension with the help of an uninitiated who joins them.

Strange technical malfunctions occur within the Master’s palace.

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Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy

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humor, absurdist fiction, short stories

Description

Bizarro humorist Bradley Sands returns with one of the strangest, most hilarious collections of the year.

In Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, the pope gets sued, a headless man falls in love with a bowl of rice, and architects dismantle the earth. A war breaks out over greeting cards. A suicidal amputee tries to kill himself. William S. Burroughs becomes an amateur archaeologist and Tao Lin drinks an ape-flavored smoothie.

Between a breakfast of clocks, a lunch date with Adolf Hitler, and breakdancing in outer space, anything is possible in the work of Bradley Sands. Just never wear a bear costume to an orgy.

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http://www.bradleysands.com

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The Man Beneath Lake Union

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clive cussler, thriller, action

Description

When a rash of ecoterrorism strikes the Seattle waterfront, Owen Ruger and his trusted friend Rafael Sernansa are hired to investigate the crimes and protect the assets of a large fishing company. But during the rescue of a beautiful woman they see what can only be described as a merman swimming away from the scene; soon they find themselves in the middle of a strange and unusual mystery. Driven by what they saw, Owen and Sernansa race to solve the mystery and stop the destruction before fear grips the city, but they soon learn that everything isn?t what it seems and the mystery swimmer may be just another victim.

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Anti Aging for Baby Boomers and Everyone Else

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Description

The special report “Anti-Aging for Baby Boomers and Everyone Else” is finally completed after years of research and months of writing.

Here’s a small taste of what’s inside:

Improve Mood page 11
Grow New Brain Cells p. 11
Reverse Memory Loss p. 20
Boost Immune System p.22
This so-called Health Food Robs You of Nutrition p.24
Most People will Consume this Everyday – – – not Knowing that it Makes Them Dumb p. 25
Want Energy and Heart Health? P.35
Increase Brain Functions and Intelligence p.36
Reduce Stress and Anxiety p. 44-51
Slow Aging p.48

These gems of information are at your finger tips now. Soon you will have the knowledge to improve your life and happiness.

Improve your memory and alertness
Feel younger
Live longer

Take control of your health starting today. Promote a healthy future with these lifestyle changes.

This no-nonsense, down to earth book will gently guide you to greater health and fullfilment as you discover what really works. You will definately question some of the so called “Expert Advice” that is bombarding our world these days.

Unearth your ability to know what is really wholesome you your mind and body and what is just feeding the hungry profiteers at all of our expense. With this knew knowledge you will have the power to choose for yourself and incorporate a healthy fun-filled life for you and your family.

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http://www.lambertklein.com/

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I Need to Find Me

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romance, classic, love

Description

This book is dedicated to all abused women. Who are trapped in relationships? Where circumstances tend to overcrowd their judgments?

Trapped in an emotional and physically abused marriage, Abella has a brief love affair that devastates her further. With the fear of growing old, and the quest to find herself, she faces challenges, until her prominent grandfather’s sickness leads her to Spain, a country, which she hurriedly left, twenty- five years ago. She finds herself in love with her bodyguard Miguel Castillo. The death of her grandfather, Armando Delgado makes her an heir, which leads to more pain and suffering, when secrets unfold. What caused her mother to leave in such a hurry? Will the pain and suffering that seems to follow Abella, evade her or will she find herself?

Read! The twist of events that manipulates the lives of innocent people, causing them lifelong sorrow, death and heartache dealt by the hand of a powerful and treacherous man.

Website:

http://www.authorhouse.com/bookstore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=67820

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The Forever

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diaries, world war ii, gay romance

Description

Wanting “forever,” Allen leaves New York and follows his Australian lover back to Sydney. But when he arrives and reunites with Daren, he discovers that their relationship is not what he had thought. Instead he finds that a word chalked on the sidewalks of Sydney is what tugs at him, urging him to stay.

On the streets of Sydney, young Corey has found what he didn’t even know he was looking for and has his “forever,” a strange one for a young gay man, but one that satisfies him anyway.

The life and writing of a long-dead famous Australian poet brings these two men together in a most unexpected way, but it is the power of “forever” that also keeps them apart.

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Paranormal Precognitions

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Paranormal Thriller, Paranormal Suspense, Thriller/Suspense

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Sarah Roberts has been thwarting kidnappings and saving lives against her will. She’d rather be a normal eighteen year old, but messages of death and crime are foretold to her. When a warning comes that she will be next, Sarah misinterprets it, not realizing until it’s too late that she is the victim.

During her kidnapping, one of Sarah’s captors is killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police have her notebook which reveals all of her precognitions. They’re curious how Sarah could know so much about “accidents” and “crimes”. The kind of information only the perpetrators would be privy to. The police are looking for Sarah for all the wrong reasons as she struggles to get their attention and escape with her life.

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http://www.darylsedore.com

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A Snake in Paradise

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romantic suspense, italy, humorous romance

Description

With a tragic slip of a knife, a vendetta is born that can only end in murder.

Aja Rain was raised in privilege. She has a family that loves her and protects her despite her struggle to make it on her own. After an accident where she nearly castrates her ex-boyfriend, Aja flees to Italy for peace and quiet.

She couldn’t know that he would follow her to Europe; that he would stop at nothing to get his revenge. Aja thought she would be safe and protected with her new friends in Italy.

She couldn’t have been more wrong.

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http://brendasedore.com

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Shades of Green

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Post-Apocalyptic, Monsters, Horror

Description

Holburn was just like any other northern English town, at least on the surface. Buried below the local woodland, something had begun to tunnel up…

Within hours, Holburn suffers a drastic transformation as invasive, bizarre plant-life infest the town, the population and wildlife transform into rampaging, blood-thirsty beasts.

A handful of survivor’s battle to stay alive and search for answers

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Zen Anti-Diet: Mindful Eating for Health, Vitality and Weight Loss

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anti diet, mindful eating, weight loss

Description

Zen Anti-Diet is a response to the needs of a population that is falling prey, at an alarming rate, to weight issues, disease, mental disorders and stress. Too many of us are constantly on the go, never seeming to have any free time to stop, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. Most of us live a frantic, fast-paced lifestyle. We devote our precious energy to keeping life on track and navigating our career, while our family’s busy schedules keep us in a perpetual mode of doing more.

This book is a daring approach to getting us back on track. It is a book about eating and losing weight, except that it is not a diet book. Instead, it is an application in the context of Zen about healthy food and eating habits that should be part of everyone’s life. It provides anyone the framework for achieving their ideal weight.

The Zen Anti-Diet starts with the basic proposition that most of the diets we are bombarded with daily on television, in books and other media just don’t work! And the dieters who appear to benefit generally gain all the lost weight right back. The Zen Anti-Diet is a practice of learning to be mindful of what you are putting into your body and allowing your body to reach a natural state of peace and contentment. Fundamental point of this book is about Zen and becoming attuned to the present moment. Practicing the Zen Anti-Diet is a recipe for happiness, health and long life.

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Palm Beach Confidential

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mystery, palm beach, roberts rules

Description

Palm Beach Confidential weaves a complex, twisted plot that plays out in a thrilling roller coaster climax. Mr Mykle has deftly slid Maxie Roberts as a hip and sightly subversive art dealer with a libido in overdrive into the Palm Beach sleuth niche vacated by Lawrence Sander’s private detective, Archy McNally Mr Mykle, who wrote the non-fiction book Killer ‘cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928, is obvious no stranger to the ritzy and wealthy domain of Palm Beach as well as its guarded secrets and back allies.

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http://www.RobertMykle.com

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A Christmas Carol

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a christmas carol, charles dickens, classic literature

Description

Dickens’ classic is now carefully and beautifully formated specifically for the Kindle. This edition includes a Table of Contents among many other features that are missing in other Kindle Editions, and it has been revised to prevent errors, such as page numbers and others that carried over from print versions, that plague other Kindle versions of this story.

This original unabridged version is optimized to give the readers a simple yet worry-free reading experience.

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Totally Scared

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haunted houses, ghost hunters, paranormal

Description

All you ever wanted to know about haunted houses directly from folks who live in them andghost hunters who investigate them, how and where to get help with a haunting, dealing with the emotion issues, haunted house movies and how they relate to real life hauntings, a compendium of famous and not-s0-famous haunted houses worldwide, ghost hunting groups around the world and much more!

This book is a must-have for both the amateur and professional ghost hunter.

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A Guide to Responsible Undersea Exploration

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scuba diving, shipwrecks, educational

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A Guide to Responsible Undersea Exploration was written to help educate divers who may happen upon what they believe to be undiscovered treasure or artifacts. It is not just university-trained archeologists that make discoveries; it is everyday people like you that may happen across wondrous events that were hitherto lost in time.

The proper documentation of your find gives it meaning and historical context. This book tells you how.

The author arms you with the tools and knowledge to proceed into areas of the unknown where true explorers may find themselves.

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Consumer Fraud & Financial Scams Exposed

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scams, personal finance, fraud

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With financial hardship facing people everywhere these days, consumer fraud and identity theft are on the rise. Scammers are relentless. They call you on the phone. They email you. They have their own websites and TV commercials…

These ruthless fraudsters have no conscience and no remorse. They know that the more desperate you are, the more likely you will fall for their deception. So they prey on you when you’re in financial distress, with scams about work-at-home jobs, credit repair, loans, home foreclosures, and cheap medical insurance…

The book provides examples of fraudulent ads and the critical information they intentionally omit. The authors provide tips on how anyone can sniff out scams and avoid them. The reader will learn to critically analyze any proposition or form of promotion to determine whether it should be believed…

In this book, you will discover the following:
* The truth about work-from-home job ads, and why most of them are bogus
* The 9 signs that a “charity” is probably a fake
* The different types of money wiring scams (including some you probably haven’t seen before)
* Directions on how to dispute your credit report, including a sample letter you can send, and who to send it to
* A new law prohibiting debt relief companies from collecting advance fees
* The 7 steps to becoming a savvier consumer
* And a whole lot more

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The Soccer Ball Quest

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soccer, childrens book, adventure

Description

When you enter the Doorway the only limits of the adventure are in the imagination of Hannah and Ryan. Every time they go through a Doorway they let their imagination run wild with whatever the find in the room. From posters on the wall, toys on the shelf, or weather through the window, everything is there for them to use. Joining them in their adventurers are their imaginary friends Peter, Ariel and Gino. They’re along side Hannah and Ryan in each adventure, their personalities inhabiting a different toy in each Doorway giving each one new faces and abilities each time to help them along the way. And don’t forget Hannah Bunny who is always in the background helping them out.

Where will the Doorway take you?

In The Soccer Ball Quest, Hannah is reintroduced to Ryan’s friends Peter, Ariel, and Gino. But they’re reunion is cut short when Zero appears and steals their soccer ball. The kids set out on a quest to retrieve their ball but have to deal with the dangers of their journey and find out what surprises Zero has in store for them.

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http://doorwaybooks.blogspot.com/

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The Naked Truth

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Celebrities, Kindle Blog, Amazon Kindle

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THE NAKED TRUTH brings you all the most outrageous News, Articles and Information from around the world. Why pay for 10 different blogs, when you can get it all delivered right to your Kindle Reader with just one subscription! TRY US OUT TODAY FOR FREE!

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

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Dream BIGGER: Reclaiming A Life of Joy and Ease

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self-help, motivational, achieving dreams

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Take a moment to remember daydreaming as a child. Recall the joy, freedom, and sense of possibility you felt. Imagine being able to experience that every day!
You can with Dream BIGGER, Julie Wise’s heartfelt and inspiring guide to realizing your deepest desires. Using her experience as a life and relationship coach, Wise provides personal anecdotes and numerous client examples to create a living, breathing roadmap for those seeking insight and wisdom on their daily path.
The workbook format deftly illustrates Wise’s motivational message, giving you the chance to work through past doubts, disappointments and fears using simple yet effective techniques. She shows you how to stay focused and achieve your dreams by creating a workable action plan. Divided into easy-to-read chapters, Wise offers inspiring stories from those successfully living their dreams and covers topics such as revealing the dream, befriending the gremlins, reawakening your potential, seeing the signs, and much, much more!
Your dream is within reach. Let Dream BIGGER show you how to make it a reality!

Website:

http://www.wise1coaching.wordpress.com

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Dayling

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Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

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Turning eighteen is an exciting time for most girls. It means finally being considered a legal adult, having more freedom and preparing for college. For Haven Vigano, it means no longer being able to move around in the daytime, immortality and a craving for human blood. Haven is a Dayling, but in three weeks she will ‘Cross Over’ into the world of Nightlings.

Most Daylings live their lives as humans for as long as they can, which means they attend school, make normal friends and indulge in all the pleasures of being mortal… most Daylings except for Haven. She’s as antisocial as they come, even in the Dayling world. Haven cruises through life with cynicism and smart-alecky comments. She would rather stay at home and read a book then hang out with the locals, which is why she had to be dragged to a teenage party with her cousins. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, Haven escapes the party.

On the way home, Haven comes across a teenage boy being beaten by four other guys. Haven saves the boy, Philip, and takes him to the hospital. This single event changes Haven’s life and her perspective of the human world forever. This event also creates a new problem for her: she’s waited too long to live in the human world, and dating a mortal so close to Crossing Over would be a big no-no for the head of her Nightling family… her father.

To make matters worst, a friend from her past, another Dayling named Sébastien, arrives in Tallahassee with the news that an ancient group of Nightling hunters called The Holy Sect of Mântuitors are hunting down and killing her kind. Haven’s father fears a Nightling is helping the Mântuitors in their quest to rid the world of immortals.

Now Haven must deal with her growing attraction to Philip, plus understand Sébastien’s jealousy towards her human crush, and oh yeah, help deal with the threat of the Mântuitors. Times were a lot simpler for Haven when she felt indifferent towards everything and everyone.

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http://www.gabrielmadison.com

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The Bad,The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women

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Fly Fishing, women’s fiction, recovery

Description

When Amanda’s mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt and betrayed. She loses faith in the world, especially when her grandmother, the greatest angler she knows, is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River, a grieving, alcoholic friend and an unexpected, terrifying event surprisingly help her come to terms.

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Mr. Ex’s Recipes for Singles

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Cooking, Recipes, Singles

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Mr. Ex is just is just your average, ordinary guy who knows what it’s like to cook for one person. He has spent years inventing and preparing good meals for the single, active person who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.

* Includes: Recipes for Diabetics, Health Conscious, Recipes for Kids, Funny Food Stories, Celebrity Favorites and much, much more…

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

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Food allergies and Me

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Food allergies children, food allergy, food intolerance

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Food Allergies and Me is a children’s book that provides an engaging and relatable experience for children who are beginning to learn about and cope with food allergies. Explore the life of a food allergic child as you follow Jack through a day of school, an allergist appointment, and the playground. Young children will begin to understand the importance of identifying allergens, asking for help when unsure, and alerting an adult immediately should they experience symptoms of an allergic reaction. Jack’s confidence demonstrates to the reader that having a food allergy is not a stigma or shame. Rather, it is a safety issue made simple with the ability to self advocate. Whether a child has allergies or has a friend who does, they will benefit from social lessons such as not sharing food, washing hands, and embracing one another’s differences. This book equips children with social and safety knowledge, as well as the tools needed to confidently navigate life with food allergies.

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Origins (Spinward Fringe)

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Space Opera, Complete Trilogy, Space Carrier

Description

It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job that was rewarded to him for a short stint in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest. Many of his friends don’t have the clearance to participate, but that doesn’t stop them.

When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge of the people who have been apart from them for so long.

This is the entire first trilogy that spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.

Website:

http://www.randolphlalonde.com

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Outcast: Where Angels Dwell

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fallen angels, horror thriller, werewolf fiction

Description

“Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

An angel has fallen. Stripped of his station and imprisoned inside the vessel, never to be heard from again.

The vessel is not a box. It is not a building. The vessel…is a man. Friend. Brother. War hero. Werewolf. Nathaniel.

Nathaniel drifted through life, never finding a place he felt welcome. That was until he met her and his life changed. It didn’t matter to him that she belonged to a pack of werewolves. He would spend the rest of his life with her, either as a man or a beast. Then, as fast as it started, it came to a brutal end. She was murdered. Slashed to ribbons by a rogue werewolf, Stephen Taxton. Angry, grief stricken and ashamed that he couldn’t save her, Nathaniel left the pack in search of the murdering beast.

Unbeknownst to Nathaniel, Taxton wasn’t after the girl. He was after Nathaniel. Sent there on a secret mission to bring the vessel back to his employer, the maniacal sorcerer, Adrian Vandenberg.

Two years later, Nathaniel’s search has brought him to Hudson,
NY, where he learns the truth about his beloved’s death, about the fallen angel locked inside him and the warlock determined to rip the power of the heavens from his cold dead body.

Where Angels Dwell reprints the first action packed installment of the Outcast Trilogy started in the No Vacancies Adventure series.

Website:

http://www.lucienblackbooks.com

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Free books for Kindle: The secrets of how to get the world’s greatest books for a radical price

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free Kindle books, free books for kindle, free audio books

Description

Everyone loves a freebie. And Kindle readers, like me and you, are no different. The great news is that there are literally hundreds of thousands of free books for your Kindle out there. Unfortunately the ebook revolution has spawned an avalanche of sites and other resources. Worse yet – some of the best of them are often beyond the reach of even the most seasoned Google searcher.

In my quest for the best Kindle free books – I’ve literally checked through hundreds of sites so that I could bring the best of them to you.

So save your brain some strain, save time and cash with my handy guide to free books for your Kindle: Great books at a radical price!

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The Hawk And His Boy

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Epic Fantasy, Wizard, Fantasy

Description

The Hawk And His Boy is the first book of the Tormay trilogy. It begins with a young thief named Jute. There’s nothing particularly special about him, other than a knack for being quiet and having quick hands. One night, his master in the Thieves Guild instructs him to break into a wizard’s house and steal an old wooden box. They have a client for the job who is eager to pay a great deal of gold for the box. It should’ve been an easy job. Climb down the chimney, find the box, and get out fast. His master tells him, on pain of death, do not open the box. Of course, being a boy, Jute opens the box and sets off a chain of events that soon has him on the run from the wizard, the entire Thieves Guild, and their client, who happens to be the Lord of Darkness himself. On his odyssey of escape, Jute is aided by an odd assortment of friends, including a guilt-ridden assassin, an overly-talkative ghost, and a hawk who just might be able to teach him how to fly. But the Darkness will do anything to find Jute, even if it means plunging the whole land of Tormay into war.

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The Trophy Hunter

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thriller, women sleuths, psychopath

Description

When attorney Diana Martin takes on a new client as a favor to her best friend, PI Jessica Edwards, she has no clue that she and Jess will soon become targets for a psychopathic hunter set on collecting beautiful women of diverse ethnicities. And he’s obsessed with keeping them beautiful forever.

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Pool of Lies

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mystery, psychological suspense, women sleuths

Description

When heiress Deidre Lassiter dies in her hot tub of a drug overdose, ripples from the pool of lies that shaped her life spread to the lives of those she leaves behind.

Rae Esposito, widowed forensic accountant, sets out to help Deidre’s husband settle his wife’s estate and discovers that Deidre was murdered. Bent on getting justice for Deidre, Rae enlists the help of her dead husband’s former partner, Detective Veronica Sanchez, but a dirty cop and a drug dealing snitch muddy the waters.
As Rae unravels the lies that bind those connected with Deidre’s case, she faces truths that set asunder everything she thought she knew about her marriage and her husband’s death. When the final deception surfaces, it could cost Rae her life.

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The Angel and the Brown-Eyed Boy

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magical realism, paranormal fantasy, science fiction fantasy

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A FUTURE WORLD ONLY HEARTBEATS FROM OUR OWN

By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has lead to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.

IT’S NEW YORK CITY ON THE EVE OF NUCLEAR ARMAGEDDON.

Tomorrow morning at 7:35 AM, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16 year old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet’s death.

Join Eliana and Jeremy as they begin a quest to save two doomed planets … and find each other.

Tales from Earth’s End 1

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Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could

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horses, animal stories, heartwarming

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The little horse’s chances were not good. Born prematurely on a freezing night, the buckskin colt had to fight for his life. When he was still a baby, Tecolote lost his mother. Would he be able to find a horse to help him grow up and teach him the ways of the herd? Would he ever know a friend who would love and protect him?

Be with Tecolote as he masters the challenges that young horses–and young people–face as they grow up and become all they’re meant to be. Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could will inspire children and adults alike.

Join Sandy Nathan as she tells a true tale of a young horse growing up straight and tall, a youngster who will remind you of the child in us all.

The illustrations in this book are snapshots taken while Tecolote’s story was unfolding. In using snapshots, the author wanted to bring you as close to the action as possible and introduce you to the real Tecolote, Shambho, Rosie, and all the other horses of Rancho Vilasa. This truly is Tecolote’s scrapbook–welcome to his world.

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The Ant-man of Malfen

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fantasy, sword and sorcery, and dwarves

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A dwarf with no name and a past as black as hell

Having butchered his way to control of the ravine city, Arx Gravis, with a cursed axe from pre-history, the Nameless Dwarf barely survives the onslaught of his former friends.

With the geas lifted and all but his name restored, he can no longer live with what he’s done to his own people.

Discovering that the dwarves who survived his tyranny have fled into the wastes of Qlippoth, Nameless goes after them, fearing the last of his race will fall prey to the denizens of the nightmare realm.

He follows their trail to the only way into Qlippoth: a pass through the mountains on the far side of the border town of Malfen.

Only Malfen is a den of brigands, and there are legends of a creature who exacts a heavy toll on each and every passerby—a monster part human, part insect; an aberration known as the Ant-Man.

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Santa’s Sleeping Beauty

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erotic romance, quickie, christmas romance

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When Jordan takes a break from her last-minute Christmas shopping to have a cup of coffee, she meets a handsome Santa with a twinkle in his eye and a sinful smile. He offers her a special Christmas treat that Jordan is more than happy to accept.
Naughty never felt sooo right as together they share an outrageous night of love that is supposed to end with the coming of dawn.
Or so they thought…

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http://www.lisafoxromance.com

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The Reluctant Bride

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romantic comedy, christian fiction, romance

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Gail Hardy has been in so many weddings she refuses to be in another one until she is the bride.

Then a friend at work talks her into being a replacement bridesmaid for a couple Gail doesn’t even know.

Gail reluctantly agrees to be in the wedding and looks forward to spending a long weekend at a nice hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Soon, Gail discovers that the handsome groom, Mario Lewis, is an old college flame.

What was just a summer fling for Gail is renewed and she gets caught up in a sizzling affair with Mario. After the affair begins, Gail embarks on a spiritual journey that causes her to confront her whirlwind relationship with Mario head on.

Will Gail be swayed by Mario’s persuasive tactics or will she follow the leading of the Lord and discover a real relationship?

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Groomzilla

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romance, romantic comedy, wedding

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Groomzilla is a story not just about wedding planning, but the relationship of an engaged couple from proposal to vows, all told from a groom’s perspective. It’s 14 months of flower arrangements and guest list bloopers, and a humorous commentary that anyone who’s ever been a part of the wedding process can relate to. A couple in limbo for more than a year, a family adjusting to new members, friends watching their relationships change as a wedding nears. Getting down on one knee is merely the beginning.

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One Insular Tahiti

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reincarnation, paranormal, contemporary fiction

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Luke MacIsaac is dead, but not restfully so. In his watery afterlife he takes notice of an infant girl struggling to survive her birth. He feels a peculiar attachment to this girl and revisits her birth over and over again knowing she can survive if she is given a purpose. He wills her to be his mother in his next incarnation.

But is the cost too great for Astrid? And what is the connection between her and Luke’s own past life that has him battling against memories of a younger brother–memories that lead him to regret saving her, even if it is too late.

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Dead of Winter

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Horror, Ghosts, Supernatural Fiction

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A troubled man goes to desperate lengths to reconnect with his estranged daughters on Christmas Eve in “Visitation Rights”.

On a cold moonlit night, a young boy comes to believe that there is something not quite right about the snowmen in his yard in “Snowmen”.

An old man in mourning joins his friend on a late night trek through an eerily deserted town in search of a missing woman in “They Know”.

In “Doomsday Father Christmas”, Santa Claus ponders what the world has become, and his place in it…

And a long-suffering son spends one last Christmas with his ailing father while a blizzard whips the world into a frenzy in “Black Static”.

From Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, THE HIDES, VESSELS, and CURRENCY OF SOULS, comes a quintet of stories designed to freeze the blood as you lose yourself in the horrors that await you…in the DEAD OF WINTER.

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http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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Anomaly

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Literary fiction, transgender, kindle book

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This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, everyday kind of troubled GenXer. He’s a recovering addict who is more concerned about his encroaching gender relapse than his meth addiction. That is, until his best friend comes to visit and gives him worse things to worry about.

Anamoly is a litfic tale of self-acceptance. Discover how one week can change a man for a lifetime.

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http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com/

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Sugar and Spice

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crime, thriller, serial killer

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When you’ve got two young children, and you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?

Sugar & Spice is a ground-breaking new crime-thriller set against the background of Britain’s fragmented criminal justice system, with the key protagonists the mother and partner of a murdered child.

Inspired by a news story of a man who begged a Judge to give him a longer sentence, because he knew he would harm another child if released without treatment, Sugar & Spice is meticulously researched, asking the questions society prefers not to have answered. At once disquieting and challenging, Sugar & Spice is car-crash reading.

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. As hours turn to days, all they can do is hope. Some children never come back…

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http>//www.saffinadesforges.com

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Darlin Druid

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paranormal romance, historical romance, cross-genre

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Darlin’ Druid offers fiery romance, non-stop action and a dash of Irish magic. Penned by Texas author Lyn Horner, it introduces her Texas Druids trilogy.

Jessie Devlin is clairvoyant, a talent inherited from Irish Druid ancestors. A survivor of the Great Chicago Fire, she dreams again and again of a stranger who save her from a fiery death. Convinced by a prophetic vision that the man is real and they are destined to love, she journeys west on a quest to find him – despite knowing a demonic villain may also wait beyond the horizon.

Captain David Taylor is a Texan cut off from his roots by the Civil War. Now serving on the Indian frontier, he longs for home and a family, but a sharp-tongued colleen with a firecracker temper isn’t the ideal wife he’s looking for. However, his views of life and love are drastically challenged when he crosses paths with Jessie. Their passionate struggle leads them across half a continent, through deadly dangers and emotional upheaval, culminating in a ferocious battle between good and evil on the Texas plains.

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Special Dream

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dream, dreams, life after death, luellen hoffman, special dream

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Exploring the world of special dreams—clear, unforgettably vivid encounters with loved ones who have died—this unique collection shares the personal stories of those who have experienced them, including the author herself, and reveals the distinct qualities surrounding this phenomenon. After an introduction that examines whether or not the contact is real and a questionnaire to determine if readers have had any themselves, more than 80 poignant stories offer comfort to mourners, detailing the special bonds between the dreamers and grandparents, parents, siblings, in-laws, children, spouses, and friends.

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Bear Trap

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romance, romantic suspense, Minnesota author, mystery,
St. Croix River Valley, Edna Curry, author

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They walked down to the riverbank and along it. The earthy smell of soil and river water surrounded her. In the distance, a dog barked, breaking the eerie silence of the countryside.
Mel took her arm. “Watch your step, the ground’s uneven here. Do you remember anything before you got here?”
She shook her head and couldn’t stop the tears. Without thinking, she turned to him, hiding her face against his broad chest. His heat and manly scent surrounded her, making her feel warm and safe.
Mel put his arms around her and held her, dropping a kiss onto her hair. “It’s okay,” he murmured. “Go ahead and cry. You’ll feel better.”
After a minute of crying with her forehead against his shirt, she straightened and looked up at him. He pulled out a handkerchief and wiped away her tears. Their eyes met and he bent his head.
She knew he was going to kiss her. She wanted him to kiss her. His lips brushed hers, lightly at first and then they firmly settled on hers. He felt warm and delightful, yet unfamiliar and scary.
Jane wrapped her arms around him, responding to him immediately. She opened her lips to his probing tongue and melted against him, enjoying the shivers of awareness that hummed between them. She snuggled closer, deepening the kiss, wanting him to never let her go.
But somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew she shouldn’t be doing this. She might be involved with another man, or she might even be married–married to an abuser who’d tried to kill her. Oh, God, and what if he tried again? She realized he might try again if he learned he hadn’t succeeded. If only she could remember him so she’d know who to look out for.
She had no right to be attracted to Mel now, however much her body wanted to be with him.
She reluctantly dropped her arms and pulled away from him. She stepped back, the tears starting again. She drew a long, shuddering breath to regain control.
Embarrassed now at the way she’d reacted, she said, “I’m sorry, I’m not usually such a crybaby. But I feel so helpless and frustrated, not being able to remember who I am or where I belong.”
He sighed, handed her his handkerchief and eyed her thoughtfully, “You know you usually aren’t a crybaby?”
“Yes,” she said, defiantly, blowing her nose. “I also know other stupid stuff, like what brand and color of makeup I wear. I even recognized some brands of clothes that aren’t cut the way I like when Marion and I went shopping today. And I know how to count money and approximately what the prices of various items should be. So why can’t I remember the important stuff like my own name? Even kindergartners can memorize their address and phone number, for goodness’ sake!”
Lifting a shoulder, Mel said, “Who knows? Our bodies and minds are mysterious things. No one understands everything about them yet. Maybe they never will.”

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Secret of the Sands, 200 ReadersFavortie.com “Fiction-Myetery’ Silver Medalist, SECOND EDITION

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For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, a frightening, yet awe-inspiring story unravels as archaeologists race against time to decipher an ancient truth…

A Prophecy was Told…

An ancient prophecy, thousands of years old, told of the coming of the Chosen one, but she will be both loved and feared, and some will stop at nothing to defy everything she represents

A Secret Long Buried…

A secret power that once proved too deadly, was hidden away deep beneath the sands of Egypt, only to be revealed by its sworn guardians when the time came that the knowledge would be safe

A Deadly Riddle is Unlocked…

Two young archaeologists fatefully unearth unusual artifacts dating over 12,000 years old. The exhilarating find however, is wrong – very wrong. The artifacts shouldn’t be there…they shouldn’t even exist at all

A Power Unleashed…

Now after remaining dormant for 12,000 years, the secret has been uncovered, and its true purpose suspected. What will be the greatest discovery in human history will either change us forever or destroy us for trying…

Secret of the Sands is a unique cross-genre novel with a double-storyline. The genres it encompasses are mystery, suspense, archaeology adventure, & historical fiction, combined with an element of speculative sci-fi. The story revolves around Great Sphinx of Giza & alternate theories about its age & origins. The novel weaves a new (fictional) chapter to ancient Egyptian history with an explanation for the true origin & purpose of the mysterious & enigmatic Great Sphinx.

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Book Review – The West

The West – Short Stories of Western Ireland

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Author: Eddie Stack
Format: Kindle, Paperback

In “The West” Eddie Stack takes the reader on a journey through the life, times, peoples, emotions, and culture of western Ireland.  The prose jumps off the page enveloping the reader in its richness.  Unique characters and situations are portrayed in full color as the narrative pulses with life.  Stack evokes wonderful imagery and the reader cannot help but be transported into his stories.

These seven shorts are sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but all our thought provoking and wonderfully entertaining.  My favorite is “For the Record”, a touching tale of hope and familial love with a wonderfully ironic comedic twist.

Stack is a masterful story teller and readers will find a wonderful experience in “The West”.

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TMBOA – November 2010 Additions

November 2010 Additions

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Blood Opal

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crime fiction, murder, mystery, Cornwall, Goodreads author

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Those who harm it – die, goes the legend of the rare and beautiful Blood Opal. But Pug Germaine believes her husband’s brutal murder has more to do with the slaughtered woman in his arms than the curse of any stone. When, one of the robbers double-crosses the others, they all lose their prize. The villains suspect Pug knows the opal’s whereabouts. Pug leaves death and bankruptcy behind, takes her dog, and sails away in her only remaining possession, her boat. But she sails straight into trouble as she becomes aware of more than one stalker watching her every move. With the body count growing, can DI Ed Buchanan and Sergeant Kathryn Sinclair nail the real villains before Pug becomes the Blood Opal’s next victim?

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Cobbs Field

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murder, thriller, supernatural

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Richard Wood receives a frantic call for help from a long time friend Walter Austin, who along with his wife Joan and friend Tony Roberts have gotten involved in a situation they fear they have no control over and are scared to death that they may lose their lives and their very souls. Madalynn Ross is a sorceress who’s ancestors once performed their evil rituals on the Cobbs Field land, but had been kept off of it through the magic of the Cromwell family, who purchased it. Richard and his two associates leave N.Y. City and travel to Maine to try and help his friend. Upon arriving in Maine at the train station, Richard is attacked by one of Madalynn’s familiars that she sent to stop him. A black Raven that tries to tear out Richard’s eyes, but thanks to Tom Whitcomb’s quick action the Raven is captured and held prisoner. To complicate matters, Robert Bovier a C.P.A. has been hypnotized by Madalynn Ross and turned into a psychopathic killer to be used as a pawn in her evil scheme. He now thinks he is a vampire and is going around the countryside killing people. When Richard Wood meets two homicide detectives by accident that are working on the murder cases, one from Waterville and the other from Skowhegan, they ask for his help in finding this psychopathic killer. He declines their offer and informs them that he is all ready working on a case, later on; Richard is surprised to find that the two cases are actually one and the same when he becomes involved with both. Only in the last chapter does it all come together when everyone meets at the Cromwell House in Cobbs Field.

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Evil Unltd: The Root of All Evil

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Sci-Fi, Comedy, Douglas Adams

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Evil UnLtd: on a mission of indefinite duration, to seek out new evil schemes and boldly go to depths and extremes where no super-villain has gone before.

Sinister supreme genius and super-villain, Dexter Snide, has floated Evil on the stock market and has gathered together a band of fellow villains, whose key challenge now is to ensure that Evil shows a consistent profit.

But Evil has its (some would say unfair) share of enemies: Heroes in all sorts of nauseating shapes and sizes, up to and including muscle-headed action man, Rolph Stengun; and, because Evil is a highly competitive field, rivals, such as the mysterious figure who has his Visigoyle minions shadowing their every move.

What begins as a heist to steal the greatest prize in the galaxy, draws Evil UnLtd into a devious plot to crash their enterprise before it’s reached a fraction of its warped potential.

There is one thing of which their enemy may be certain: when anyone draws Dexter Snide into their sinister web, there will be serious disagreement over who gets to be chief spider…

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http://www.simonforward.co.uk

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The Cries Of Vampira

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Vampire, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

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Robertson Clan Donnachaidh, sometimes known as Clan Robertson, is a Scottish clan. William Forbes Skene (1809-92), Historiographer Royal of Scotland, wrote in 1837 that: “the Robertsons of Struan are unquestionably the oldest family in Scotland, being the sole remaining branch of that Royal House of Atholl which occupied the throne of Scotland during the 11th and 12th centuries.” http://www.scotweb.co.uk/info/robertson/ This is the fictional story of the Robertson’s secret royal Vampire homeland, Vampira, Scotland, and their struggle to live in peace amongst their sworn enemies, the Grey Wolves, who were Scotland’s secret Werewolves horde and the deadliest creatures on Earth. The author, Sean H. Robertson, was the victim of molestation from the ages of 7-12. He never told his parents, siblings or virtually anyone. Sean was deeply depressed and emotionally distraught throughout his teens, twenties and early thirties, until he decided to truly live for others and not himself. He hopes to help tens of thousands of hurting & depressed souls understand that there is a joyful life waiting after any crisis. He chose to donate ten percent of his author royalties for the entire “Cries of Vampira” book saga to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, because as their slogan says, “With Help Comes Hope.” Follow the Cries of Vampira on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/CriesOfVampira and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/800273TALK

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From Girl to Goddess

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feminism, folklore, heroine

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The Heroine’s Journey through Myth and Legend

Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine’s journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone.

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http://www.vefrankel.com

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Kindred Spirits

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Historical Fiction, romance, mystery

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An historical novel based in Colonial Virginia where William Neal struggles to establish himself in a society moving toward its destiny as a new nation. Losing his wife in childbirth, he faces life alone and begins trading with the Indian tribes across the mountains in the Ohio Valley. Will is befriended by a chieftain of the Fox tribe and falls in love with a talented, intelligent and beautiful native woman.
Violence erupts between the tribes and the Virginians. Governor Gooch enlists William’s help and assigns him the task of convincing the tribal governments to send delegates to a peace conference in Williamsburg. William and his partners explore uncharted methods of diplomacy in an unknown and magnificient wilderness.
Finding himself the unwilling owner of seven black African slaves from among the Indians, and torn between the values of conflicting societies, William longs for love and a return to his simple and peaceful life as a farmer. A gripping tale of romance, adventure, greed and intrigue.

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http://www.freewebs.com/trinityinc/

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Last Bus Out

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kindle, nonfiction, young adult

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LAST BUS OUT is the TRUE STORY of Courtney Miles’ dramatic rescue of over 300 people in the storm’s aftermath. While government officials posed for cameras, a boy from the projects with no driver’s license stepped up and showed what “drive” is all about.
LAST BUS OUT tells how Courtney Miles charged past a police roadblock and argued with a National Guardsman who threatened to lock him in the makeshift jail at the Greyhound Bus Station. Sick with worry about his missing grandmother, he drove his passengers to safety, then went back into the city at midnight to help others. His adventure would ultimately lead to starting his life over on the opposite end of the country, far away from the three women he loves – the mother who abused him, the grandmother who taught him how to survive, and the girlfriend who would betray him.

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Chasing Tyranny

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science fiction, military science fiction, science fiction romance

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A NEW TECHNOLOGY. AN EVIL TYRANT. AN UNEXPECTED MOVE.

How much is one expected to sacrifice in the service of his or her country? That’s an elusive question for the Centauries, our intrepid but haggard band of explorers. Terrae Solaris lays ravaged by conflict, and the instability of the Outer Rim threatens the very future of humanity.

An opportunity for survival emerges: a dangerous undertaking calling for the Centauries’ unique skills. But the thrown-together mission is fraught with peril—and politically motivated. Worse, the Centauries must work with the Coverts, a renegade special forces team whose leader seems to have his own agenda for the mission.

Can our explorers carry out their mission? Can they even work together anymore? What secrets from both the Centauries and Coverts’ pasts threaten the mission’s success—and their lives? And what lurks in Europa’s dark history that may undo everything?

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Endo

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Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

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A valuable discovery could spell fame and fortune. Or it could spell death.
Kevin is about to launch a new career and is already feeling pangs of separation from his friends and from the only life he has known for years. Then a chance discovery changes everything. Endo. A simple way to produce clean, renewable energy out of thin air. It is a Holy Grail, a game changer with endless commercial applications. But when Kevin and his team start to develop the technology, they make a second discovery: someone else wants Endo, and will do anything to get it.
Now the race is on to make Endo theirs before someone gets hurt. Pushed far beyond his roots, Kevin must learn leadership, business, and more if he is to succeed.
But first he must survive.

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What’s the Trouble in the Forest of Kerfubble

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children’s books, picture books, juvenile fiction

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“What’s the Trouble in the Forest of Kerfubble?” It is a story in rhyme, about a family of hares that panic when they hear a strange noise, the falling of a nearby tree. As they run away from the imagined danger they run into several other forest creatures. With each telling of the news, the imagined level of danger increases. Eventually a stampede of animals are running away from what they fear is an army of hungry monsters.

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God’s Gift to Women

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literary fiction, romance, new york city

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God’s Gift to Women is the story of Scott, an egocentric New Yorker, and his attempt to complete the New York City marathon. As he runs the streets during the coldest race day ever, his mind travels a path of its own, revisiting the dozen lovers who have passed through his life. Some he cannot outrun, others have left him behind, one might be his new wife, one is lost forever.

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http://www.stanfordfriedman.com

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The West: Stories from Ireland

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Irish fiction, short stories

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Seven short stories set in the West of Ireland. From the opening tale, “Time Passes,” to the final story “Derramore,” these pieces reveal the soul of a community, its hopes, dreams and schemes. In The West, fatalism and possibility run side by side, the Otherworld is as near as the Church. The double focus of the Irish.

With storyteller intimacy, Eddie Stack evokes life in a series of almost cinematic prose portraits of people, places and situations. The stories are smooth, each one remarkably different, but the click together to form a pattern. With its wit, originality and sensitivity, The West belongs in the best tradition of Irish writing.

Several stories from this collection have been republished in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in the United States and Europe. “Rooted in the soil and soul of the west of Ireland, Eddie Stack’s first collection of stories reflects the rough beauty of his homeland…He chronicles life in the west in a vivid, compassionate, authentic voice, thereby securing a place in the celebrated tradition of his country’s storytelling.”
New York Times Book Review

“There’s a genuinely wild and fugitive comic sence in these tales that puts one in mind of Myles na Gopaleen as much as the salt spume dam, George Makay Brown…The fantastical and the everyday combine with wit, sharpness and brio.”
The Observer

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http://www.eddiestack.com

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The Shocking Truth About Female Hair Loss: Secrets You Need to Know About Losing Hair So You Can Stop From Going Bald

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female hair loss, women hair loss, James Dobovin

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James Dobovin started losing his hair when he was 45 years old. He was a father with young children and was embarrassed when
his children asked about his lack of hair.

Like most folks with this problem he accepted his hair loss. He felt there was nothing he could do to help the problem. However, he did extensive research on hair loss and the result is this series
of four (4) hair loss books.

James found there are ways to slow down hair loss and he wanted to share with other people in the same situation.

These books explain in great detail what causes hair loss and different methods to slow down that loss and maybe even stop it from progressing.

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Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi

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Christmas, Christian fiction, holidays

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Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi brings the Magi to life as we join in their harrowing adventure across Persia in search of the one, true God. Appealing to the Magi through His star, God called upon these warrior priests to be among the first people to learn of the Messiah’s birth. Our journey takes us along The Silk Road, the first century’s information super-highway, where we meet the soldiers, merchants, and other travelers whose lives intersect with the Magi and their companions.
By sharing the Magi’s experience, we come to understand why they deserted their families and risked their lives to undertake a long journey in search of a foreign king. Just as we face many obstacles today in coming to know God, we will also learn how the Magi’s faith and determination enabled them to overcome fierce storms, bandit attacks, and encounters with evil spirits. Faithful followers of Zoroaster, the Magi undergo intense soul searching and spiritual turmoil when God intervenes in their lives.
Based on Scripture and historical accounts of the era, Quest for Light provides a fresh and unique perspective on the events and circumstances surrounding Christ’s birth. The significance of God’s star and the role of the Magi are highlighted in the Christmas miracle of God coming to live among men, as baby born to a virgin.

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http://magiadventure.com/

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Grady the Gray Cat

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cats, children’s book, adoption

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Award-winning Louisville, KY Christian author, Lori A. Moore, has written her first children’s book for ages 2-6.

Grady the Gray Cat.

Grady is a little gray cat;
Grady’s fur is gray, that’s why his mommy named him that;
He isn’t too skinny and he isn’t too fat;
And he lives in a home with two other cats.

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CITIZEN SOMERVILLE: GROWING UP WITH THE WINTER HILL GANG

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Winter Hill Gang, True Crime, Memoir

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In the early 1960’s a bloody civil war broke out between the two powerful Irish Mob families in the Somerville Massachusetts neighborhood known as Winter Hill. Over sixty men were murdered, including the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, James “Buddy” McLean. The leadership of one of the most influential non-Italian crime organizations in the United States was inherited by his childhood friend, Howard T. “Howie” Winter. In CITIZEN SOMERVILLE the events during his tenure offer a true picture of an era in Boston’s pre-Whitey Bulger history when the streets were protected by a close-knit group of Irish-Italian “businessmen.”

The son of one of Winter’s closest friends, BOBBY MARTINI has laid his own history bare to depict a life of survival in the rough streets of Somerville, stopping just short of entering the Mob life. The death of Martini’s two brothers as well as the murders and suicides of scores of others reveal the darker personal side of a small New England town.

CITIZEN SOMERVILLE slices a layer deeper than a crime memoir by allowing a usually ostracized faction to speak – the women. After decades of silence, three strong and very different females lift the Mob veil and voice their own struggle to survive in Somerville’s criminal circle.

Often painfully poignant and yet frequently hilarious, CITIZEN SOMERVILLE is a microscopic view of a generation struggling to walk the moral tightrope between societal decency and the loyalty of criminality.

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NOW – Being & Becoming

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The author invites you to select any appropriate tags

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A man wraps his car around a lamppost. The next instant he’s looking down on his body lying in a ditch. He wonders why he doesn’t feel any pain What follows are “300 spellbinding pages!” “As usual, this reader was awed by the author’s cosmic range of thought, global vocabulary, the boldness of his ideas, the potpourri of philosophical sources, and his charming self-revelatory candor.” (Kate Jones, Pasadena, USA)

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Runaway Mom

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romance, Minnesota author, reunion story, family problems

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Widowed Lisa Bickford is overwhelmed by the demands of her deteriorating mansion and spoiled adult children who returned to the nest. A recurring nightmare and a quarrel with her children push her over the edge. She seeks refuge in her hometown where she meets high school sweetheart, Tracer Marsley, and they quickly renew their former romance.

But divorced Trace has problems too. He’s dealing with his spoiled daughter in college, his demanding ex-wife, and her doting but controlling parents. Their outrageous emphasis on opulence fuels Trace’s disdain for luxury and he goes to extremes of recycling and unnecessary economy

Then Lisa succeeds in selling the mansion and forcing her kids to stand on their own two feet. He can’t understand her pushing her kids away when he’s trying so hard to build a relationship with his daughter.

Can their fragile new love survive these stresses and flourish?

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The Perils of Praline

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gay comedy, gay erotica, m/m romance

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When he falls in love with a contestant on a reality TV show, Peter “Praline” Palmetier decides to leave his home in rural Georgia and, failing to realize this might be considered stalking, travels to Hollywood to find his soul mate, Dave G. Once in Tinseltown he meets a collection of startling, and often horny, characters in his quest. They include a studly steward, a conservative talk show host, the Godfather of the Gay Mafia, and casting assistant Jason Friedman, who always manages to be there in time to save Praline from total disaster. Will Praline find love with the illusive Dave G., or will he recognize the charms of appealing but untelegenic Jason?

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Headless World – The Vatican Incident (sequel to The Avatar Syndrome)

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Join Anne (heroine of The Avatar Syndrome); her husband, Peter; Sir Ian, the affable maestro; Gabriel, the mystical butler; and their new friend, Gio, the quirky but powerful Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church as they unravel the most sinister bid for power the world has ever seen. THE HEADLESS WORLD pits the traditions and beauty of the Vatican against the cold mechanical might of the American War Machine. The whole world is the playing field.
The Pentagon’s most diabolical plot for world domination. (B. Symonds)

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Dissertation Hacks: An Insider’s Tool for Writing

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Dissertation, PhD, writing

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Dissertation Hacks is written by a current PhD candidate that has been in the trenches of the ABD (all but dissertation) for several years. After too long of juggling family, work, and writing, Martel set out to develop a series of tricks and tips to facilitate the dissertation process. The hacks in this little book revolutionized his work process, leading to more productive time writing and guilt-free time away from the process.

Dissertation Hacks is not a magic bullet that will solve all your writing woes. It will not write your project for you. Instead it is a toolbox filled with simple and helpful tips that will aid in research, organization, and motivation.

Although Dissertation Hacks is written with the PhD candidate in mind nearly all of the tools can be utilized in the toil of nearly any writer. Whether you are working on the next great American novel, a screenplay, a series of blog posts, or a sizable thesis, dissertation hacks will provide a set of fun and beneficial tips to get you moving through the writing process.

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The Gate—Things my Mother told Me

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A moving story of the final years of a Polish émigrée’s life, the Gate draws you in with subtlety, wit, compassion and faith. An intriguing and captivating look at the last sixty years of western culture that holds you even though we all know how her story is going to end.

It will be of particular interest to people who experienced Alzheimer’s or Dementia in their immediate family

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Rhone (The Marsii Saga)

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Fantasy, Epic, Sword and Sorcery

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Mars has a hero that will defy both god and man …

Rhone is an ex-soldier of mixed blood, more man than demon but with reserves of hellish power. He has led a peaceful life as a fisherman since his soldiering days and is raising a daughter, Enna. Returning home one day he finds Enna murdered — or so he believes.

And so begins Rhone’s manipulation by Ducain, a demigod hell-bent on ruling the heavens. After avenging his daughter’s death, Rhone grieves and isolates himself in the mountains. Ducain tells him his daughter’s soul is locked in purgatory but can be retrieved … and if Rhone also frees the titan who once defied the king of gods, Enna will live again.

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Gods and Mortals clash on Mars.
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Book Review – The People’s Treasure

The People’s Treasure – Ushering in World’s End

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author: Edward C. Patterson
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Having believed Nick Battle to be lost forever in The Dragon’s Pool, the china hands from Italy, China, New York and San Francisco find themselves inextricably brought together after experiencing separate supernatural events.  Is it possible to repair Nick’s fractured chi and bring him back to the mortal world or will their actions instead usher in the end of the world?  Conflicting warrants and logic versus loyalty battle it out in this fourth installment in Edward Patterson’s epic Jade Owl series.

In The People’s Treasure Patterson’s engaging style and unique voice once more entertains readers with this fantasy series.  Weaving together important questions of the human condition – learning to live with loss, doing what feels right versus what might seem logical, putting family first, following a higher calling –  along with an epic fantasy involving supernatural relics, this tome moves along quickly holding the readers interest.

Parallel stories between Rowden Gray’s American team and the Chen family’s fall from grace in China eventually converge.  The concluding battle for the future of the world and Nick’s soul sets up the final installment in the series Under Her Hem.  Fans of the Jade Owl Legacy will find this a must read.

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Book Review – The Angel and the Brown-Eyed Boy

The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy – Hope at World’s End

Author: Sandy Nathan
Format: Paperback
A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan’s book haunts the reader long after the final page is turned.  In Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer.  Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them.  It is world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.
Hope lies in the few who stand and fight for their beliefs, but they must do so in secrecy.  Clandestine operatives in the government are ever watchful of the citizenry, quashing dissension immediately; people literally disappear in the middle of the night never to be heard from again.
Angel explores a number of themes crossing political and cultural boundaries.  Should one put their faith solely in their leadership?  What about following orders—are there lines that should never be crossed even in support of one’s country?  When does one stop trying to change the system from within and instead become a revolutionary?  And what of family—what does one do when one’s own family members believe in something diametrically opposed to one’s own beliefs?  How far does a person go to save themselves, their friends, their family, and their world?
This future world is dark and disturbing a pre apocalyptic malaise covering the Earth similar to the movie Children of Men.  Is there hope?  Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key.  But to what end?  Future volumes of the tale will tell.

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