TMBOA – November 2010 Additions

November 2010 Additions

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Blood Opal

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crime fiction, murder, mystery, Cornwall, Goodreads author

Description

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

Description

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

Description

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

Description

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.

Website:

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

Description

“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

Description

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.

Website:

http://www.stanfordfriedman.com

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The West: Stories from Ireland

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Irish fiction, short stories

Description

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

Website:

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

Description

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

Description

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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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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http://marshallthornton.wordpress.com/

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

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The author invites you to select any appropriate tags

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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.

From the Publisher
Gods and Mortals clash on Mars.
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12 responses to “TMBOA – November 2010 Additions

  1. Al Boudreau

    Tagged.

  2. Finished tagging Novembers.

  3. This month tagged. Moving on now.

  4. Finished through and including November.

  5. Mary A. Berger

    Finished November 2010, tagged and LIKE-d everyone’s. Got yours, Ceri and Ramona. Hope everyone gets mine please, The Trouble with Mattie.
    https://tagmybookonamazon.wordpress.com/what-is-tagging/#comment-9087

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