Monthly Archives: February 2011

TMBOA – January 2011 Additions

The Losing Role

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thriller, espionage, WWII

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In the last winter of WWII a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join an absurdly desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan — he’ll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he’d once abandoned.

Max the performer is hardly a soldier let alone a double-crossing commando, yet in the deadly Battle of the Bulge he has to fool battle-shocked American GIs as well as dodge discovery by his reckless German comrades. Belgium’s Ardennes forest becomes a snowbound hell and the magical America he’d loved is lost to him, replaced by a somber invading juggernaut. In the end, Max’s gambles will lead him to a grim but honest payoff.

Part espionage thriller, part expatriate noir and the first in a series, The Losing Role is based on an actual false flag operation that’s been made infamous in legend but in reality was a doomed farce. In all the tragic details and with some dark humor, this is the story of an aspiring talent who got in over his head and tried to break free.

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http://www.stephenfanderson.com

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Take No more

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Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

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‘Take No More’ plays out in London and in Florence and is a thriller set against corruption in the art world.

Julia Blake is a conservator, working with classic art. Her expertise includes imaging beneath the surface of paintings to discover what lies beneath. She is sure that a number of those valuable paintings described as ‘missing, believed lost or destroyed’ have in fact been overpainted as a means of hiding them. She has tracked down a collection of pictures in Florence that looks promising and has gone there to try to discover a hidden masterpiece and make her reputation.

‘Take No More’ begins when James Blake, Julia’s husband, returns to their home in London to find that she has been shot and killed. What had brought her back to London unannounced? Why has someone killed her?

Blake determines to find her killers. He has little to go on – just her last message to him sent from her mobile phone: ‘help me’ with an attachment showing Michelangelo’s painting ‘Leda and the Swan’. There is no help from the police as he is impeded by the unsympathetic Inspector Hendricks who suspects him of the murder.

His search takes him into a world of lies and deceit beneath the sophistication of the art world in Florence, a world that he has to overcome to find the truth.

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The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace With the World

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fly fishing, fly casting, spirituality

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Least Wanted

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mystery, suspense, Kindle

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Maryland lawyer Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae has two tough cases that quickly turn worse, when both clients—a poor black girl and a white, middle-class man—are accused of murder. Sam’s inquiries into the cases lead her to Washington, DC’s suburban ghettos where she discovers an odd link between them: the seamy world of girl gangs and computer pornography. The stakes rise considerably as more people die at the hands of a maniacal killer who’ll do anything to keep Sam from learning the truth. Sam races to clear her clients before she becomes the next victim.

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http://www.debbimack.com/leastwanted.html

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Friends at the Table

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dinner party, entertaining, cooking

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A supper club in the 1930s and 1940s was a gathering place for people to meet and enjoy an evening of fine dining, drinks, and usually live musical entertainment. The setting was semiformal, which may have required a tie. The menu often included surf and turf, mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding. These supper clubs launched many musical careers and introduced the doggie bag. Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman are some of the well-known musicians who performed in supper clubs around the country during the swing/big band era. The nostalgic appeal of these early supper clubs is attributed, at least in part, to the longing to recapture a period when people made time for each other. In today’s world where we eat many meals on the run, an intimate dinner with friends is a great luxury.
Friends at the Table shows how to take the elements of supper clubs gone by and re-create them in an evening of fine dining at home, without the expense of a restaurant. Included are ready-made grocery lists and plan-ahead tips to ease the stress of entertaining, as well as full menus with a variety of themes to help execute a gorgeous meal, making the experience as enjoyable for the hostess as it is for the guest. The planning has already been done, from shopping lists to easy-to-follow recipes and from selecting music to creating a beautiful “tablescape,”

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Now What

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part memoir, paranormal, romance

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It was 2:30 a.m. when the phone rang. I fumbled for it, my heart racing toward bad news. Our doctor’s voice urged me to hurry. I crammed into clothes as if I expected this call.
“It’s only a fever that won’t go down, isn’t it?”
Our doctor shook his head. “We did everything to save him. Carly, I’m so sorry.”
Settling in beside my Bob, I held his cooling hand and asked the two words spoken many times during our years together. “Now what?” This time there was no response. When my fingers touched his wedding ring, I slipped it off and held it in my fist. The gold band was warm. I clung to him. “Come back to me, dearest.”
Sometimes what you wish for is more than you can live with.

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http://authorCharmaineGordon.com

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Lights, Camera… Nude!: A Guide to Lighting the Female Nude for Photography

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nude photography books, beginners guide, Lighting

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This guide shows you how to use light to photograph nude female models and create various moods and effects. From the plainspoken to the artistic, each lighting configuration is diagramed in painstaking detail. Learn the art and skill of using light and controlling shadows from the author of True Confessions of Nude Photography. If the lighting section in the first book left you wanting more, this follow-up book concentrates purely on lighting with updated images, text and diagrams. From indoor to outdoor, studio to location, you’ll learn what can be achieved and how to make it work for you. From just one light in a small room, to elaborate creative setups, everything is described.

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http://www.nudephotoguides.com

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Pilgrennon’s Beacon

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science fiction, autism, young adult

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Caught in a feud between the two greatest minds of her time, Dana must reach the distant beacon to uncover the dark secrets of her past.

Dana Provine is a girl with mild autism and a secret ability to mentally control computers, who runs away from bullies at her school in Coventry after a hospital scan reveals an object lodged in her brain. A compelling signal leads her north to the Outer Hebrides and an abandoned military facility on the remote and supposedly haunted Flannan Isles, where she hopes to untangle the mystery shrouding her birth and her missing parents. But as the lies of the past unfold, Dana unwittingly finds herself under the scrutiny of a government supercomputer with the power to destroy everything she knows…

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http://tangentrine.com

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Appalachian Justice

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historical fiction, lesbian fiction, and suspense

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“Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be gay. As Billy May explains, ‘We was sheltered in them hills. We didn’t know much of nothin’ about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin’ fun and queer meant somethin’ strange.’

In 1945, when Billy May was fourteen years old and orphaned, three local boys witnessed an incident in which Billy May’s sexuality was called into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the dynamics of the tiny coal mining village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever.”

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The Intolerant Christ

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Jesus of Nazareth, Mere Christianity, The Passion of the Christ

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The New Testament church was founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles. The New Testament was finally completed and the last apostle died just before the end of the first century. It is in their writings that God has delivered to the human race the surest, most reliable and accurate words regarding salvation. Yet, somehow through time, the original demands of Jesus and His apostles have been degraded and dismissed as meaningless mandates, senseless stipulations and irrelevant rhetoric. This book is a full-frontal assault on the partial truths, blatant lies and trite traditions that have not only besieged modern Christianity but have actually infiltrated it. This book is a decree to discard the “cunningly devised fables of men”. And it is a commission to reencounter the soul-purifying truths of the faith that was delivered first. (Revised 2008).

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The Bum Magnet

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chick lit, romantic comedy, laugh out loud funny

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She’s a savvy, successful real estate agent with a quick wit, a low tolerance for BS, a gorgeous plus-size body, and a thirst for top shelf vodka. Despite her dream house, luxury car, and appetite for life’s best–like fine dining and hot men–she seems to have her own special talent for attracting players. Why do all of her ex-lovers belong in the Losers Hall of Fame?

There was Lamar, the hazel-eyed Adonis who sowed more wild oats than Quaker . . . Sean, an expert at juggling relationships . . . Marcus, whose lips wandered as often as his eyes . . . and others, too. But just as Rissey swears off sex and vows to dump her emotional baggage, she meets house-hunting client Dwayne Gibson. There’s no way she can resist his seductive smile and rock-hard body. . .

Will Dwayne turn out to be the biggest bum of them all? Or will this time be different?

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http://www.authorklbrady.com

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Doing Good Works

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Inspiration, Positive thinking, self help

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Have you ever sat and thought, “I want to help out, maybe make a difference, but I don’t know how!” ? Doing Good Works will give you a different outlook and bring you back to the basics on helping others. This book is a basic guide to changing the world through one small act at a time, acts that ANYONE can do, no matter who you are or what you have. Money is not a problem. Time is not a problem. This book shows you how to help create a better world, no matter how little time or money you can afford to spend. If you have the intention, it will show you the way.

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Motivational Quotes for Writers

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writing, writers, quotes

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If you are a writer you know that one of the most important things to a productive working life is inspiration. I have always been inspired to write through different means. The muse is awoken in a long walk, warm beverages, long conversations, and bottles of poignant red wine. But what I have always found to arouse my desire to compose consistently are quotes by those who have gone before and have walked the arduous path of authorship.

Inspirational Quotes for Authors has over 200 quotes by writers from ancient times to the present. They are enlightening, encouraging, moving, funny, and sometimes irreverent.

Buying the Kindle edition of these quotes will allow you to have the resource nearly anywhere. Highlight your favorite quotes, make notations, and share them on Twitter and Facebook.

There are over 200 quotes to keep you creating, including quotes from: Stephen King, Mark Twain, Sylvia Plath, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Douglas Adams, Ernest Hemingway, and many, many more.

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Rudy and Cirrus of Karma

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childrens adventure, family relationships, stories in rhyme

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A mischievous boy named Rudy breaks his mom’s treasured vase and blames his little brother and sister. His mom sends him on an errand and he trips into a hole where he finds a vase similar to the one he broke. He picks it up and out comes a cloud that becomes a creature that offers him three wishes. He discovers a world where no one is home, his brother and sister are monsters, and his only hope is a cloud-like creature named Cirrus. Will unforeseen events help Rudy learn the error of his ways? Ages 6-9.

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Claws

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suspense, horror, thriller

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In picturesque Athens, Alabama, a pet food company is working with an experimental cat food laced with hormones and appetite enhancers. The feed causes cats to add muscle, gain weight, and exhibit extremely aggressive behavior. When Patricia Reese, head of the research project, threatens to expose the pet food as a threat to public safety, she finds herself out of work, her home ransacked, and all her carefully gathered proof missing.

The cats involved in the testing are scheduled to be euthanized by the company, but well-meaning animal rights activists release the animals. These enhanced, hyper-aggressive felines begin to prey on small game in the area, and then the ravenous animals turn their attention to people.

An unemployed scientist, a small special ops team, and a homeless veteran join forces to protect the inhabitants of Athens. Racing against time, they try to prevent the looming catastrophe.

But when someone steals the secret formula that created the menace and sells it to eight foreign enemies of the United States, the most deadly biological weapon ever created has been unleashed. The genie is out of the bottle and the world may never be the same.

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The Trouble with Mattie

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cozy mystery, humorous fiction, chick lit

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Set in the hills of western North Carolina, it is a chick-oriented, cozy humorous mystery about the youthful, dynamic, comical (and recently widowed) Mattalie Morgan, a woman whose conniving stepdaughter places her in a crooked housing set-up for “needy” adults, and turns her world upside down. But, the housing owners are a bunch of sharks, who don’t care. Soon, the non-conventional Mattie rocks the place with covert kick-the-can games and protest parties, while battling the ranks and her stepdaughter, who flew the coop with Mattie’s estate money. Filled with comic antics, romance, quirky characters, and even crooks, The Trouble with Mattie will press every emotional button you possess.

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Something Like Summer

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gay romance, gay fiction, coming of age

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Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.

Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

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The Trouble with Change

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Crime Thriller, Urban Drama, Inspirational

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Sondra’s only dream in life is to complete college and make her family proud. But when she moves into an apartment she can bearely afford near the University of Southern California, her dreams start changing.

After paying for school with an academic scholarship and barely surviving with very tittle money, her suspicious and somewhat creepy neighbor Vick shows an interest in her. But Sondra still has her mind set on the goal of completing college. After Vick’s many attempts to force his attentions on her, she gives in and starts a relationship with him, a relationship filled with domestic and sexual violence. Sondra thinks that if only she could change Vick, their relationship would work and she could finish her education.

Will Sondra be able to change Vick’s violent behaviors and settle back down into the life she’s always wanted for herself, or will Vick end up changing her forever?

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http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TheTroubleWithChange.html

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Checkered Fences

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Interracial Relationship, Historical Fiction, Family Relationships

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It’s the late 1970′s in California; a time of racial turbulence, but change is in the air and Diane Jones, an African-American 18-year old honors student will come face to face with those changes. Diane takes a job as a nanny to a prestigious white family, Jerry and Ann Shaw, before entering college. She quickly becomes a respected friend and member of their blended family, paying speacial attention to their eight-year old son, Chad, Ann’s son from a previous marriage. Their eldest son, David returns home for the summer and an immediate attraction sparks between Diane and David. They began an secretive love affair.

Can Diane’s proud, traditional family accept a white man as Diane’s love interest and will the Shaw’s value her as their son’s potential partner? As their love affair blossoms, they decide to make their relationship public.

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http://www.eloquentbooks.com/CheckeredFences.html

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The Errant Survivor

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science fiction, aliens, abduction

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It’s about two college students, Brad and Jill. They are taken by aliens, held prisoner and transported thousands of light years from Earth. Unable to communicate due to language barriers and not knowing who they can trust, they must fight to escape their captors and find a way home. All the while, Jill becomes a central figure in an all out war between two rival species who are threatened with extinction.

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At all cost

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Family fiction, criminals, rescue

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The novel is about two kids, Chris and Laura who were caught by criminals in the trailer they hid accidentally while escaping from their father with the aim of going to their mother they longed to see in six years. Not knowing what to do with the kids; the criminals decided to sell the kids to one of their compatriot to cover up for the execution that took place in Nara desert. Chris and Laura fought for their survival until an unexpected lady who also had answers to their problems came to their rescue, but the criminals wanted them all dead with their rescuer.

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Johnny Oops

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Fantasy, Dreams, Reality

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Join Johnny Oops as he charges across the country acting as if he were a prophet, sinning like a charlatan, and in his own way attempting to spread the word of God by touching other people. Travel with him as he survives a plane crash in Venezuela, drowning in France, and a stabbing at his home in California. Enjoy yourself with Johnny as he discovers his inner self—a one-foot tall albino with pink eyes dressed in a Boy Scout uniform. Suffer with him as his scandalous affairs are revealed. Have fun trying to predict what Johnny will do and say next in his self appointed role as a guru. Question with Johnny whether everything that is happening is real.

Johnny Oops, available for only $0.99 on Kindle and in print on Amazon.com at $14.95

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Third Site

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demon, possession, undead

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In the town of Leechester, England what starts out as the demise of a Jack Russel puppy and his elderly owner, turns the world as Adrian Winters knows it upside down.
Events around Adrian start making him doubt his sanity. Why is he losing time? Why is no one seeing what he is seeing? Are Demons, Zombies and other realms real or is he dreaming it all?
As Adrians’ world spirals out of control, he must face the fact he hasn’t lost his mind,but face his fears and save the people he loves.

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The Other Side of Life

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Urban Fantasy, Elves, Cyberpunk

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A thieving duo’s world turns upside down when an Elven rogue uncovers the heinous dealings of a megacorporation.

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http://www.jesscscott.com

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Spectre Nightmares

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Many things scare us. But the most fearful things are those that infect our nightmares and visitations. Monsters from the closet or from another planet. Ghosts that haunt more than houses. Werewolves are not the only shapeshifters to beware of. Children can be taken from more than the human kind of monsters. Even normal things can be the start of a heart-pounding terror. Prepare to step beyond the pages into Spectre Nightmares and Visitations.

Just tell yourself that they’re only stories.

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The Pearl Heartstone

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Paranormal romance, Shifters, Romance

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Allyson Grey is a take no prisoners type of cop. After a strange encounter with a woman at a flea market, followed by an encounter with a tiger shifter, Ally will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.

Prince and tiger shifter, Jorel isn’t there for the innocents. He’s there for her. Ally is the one woman that possesses his heartstone and Jorel must take her back, willingly or not, to his world. Has Jorel bitten off more than he can chew?

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Runes

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ménage, erotic, paranormal romance

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When immortals Will and Evangeline are thrown together by a phenomenon known as The Calling, they share their blood and bodies, entwining their minds and souls. But Evangeline has been yanked from the arms of her mortal love, Sean, and the echo of his touch never leaves her. Will and Sean make a pact to share the woman they love and find new desires arising in the arms of each other.

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http://www.empetrova.com

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Windswept Shores

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Bahamas, sex on the beach, a survivors tale

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The sole survivor of a plane crash, Megan is alone on a deserted island in the Bahamas until she finds a nearly-drowned man washed up on shore. Another survivor, this time from a boat wreck. With only meager survival skills between them, will they survive and can they find love?

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Where the Rain is Made

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paranormal, romance, time travel,

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After a decadent-looking savage captures her and her brother, Francesca DuVall spends every waking moment planning an escape for Marsh. She never counted on the powerful draw of desire interfering with her scheme in the camp of the brutal Cheyenne dog soldiers.

Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . most of the time, but when he travels through time to help his beloved People he’s Meko, the leader of the most revered and feared tribes of the plains.

Although their worlds are decades apart Meko can’t resist the dark beauty he kidnaps during a raid. He has many battles to fight, but none he wants to win more than the one that will capture Cesca’s heart forever.

From the windswept plains of Colorado and the harsh life of a Dog Soldier to the placid life of a curator, their love was fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.

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Dragon Witch

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Science fiction romance, dragonshifter, erotic romance

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Biologist and witch, Jaida Chel combines nature magick with herbal science to protect Kai, the last shapeshifting dragon on her world of Somerled. But when Captain Brayden Stokes reenters her life, not only is Kai’s life at stake, but so is Jaida’s secured position in the colony. Brayden and Jaida can’t resist the sexual heat between them, even though she knows a relationship would be doomed. Fleet pilots don’t stay planetside for long.Jaida is torn between Brayden and her dragon and companion, Kai. When Kai morphs into a human twice a year, his sex drive is ravenous. He must mate for twenty-four hours or die. Unrestrained passion between Kai and Jaida temps Brayden into a forbidden encounter. With Jaida’s sassy, wicked ways, the three cross boundaries, exploring eroticism beyond their imagination. When secrets and betrayals are revealed, Brayden must risk everything for one last chance at love.

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http://www.kathykulig.com

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What not to do in Bed

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erotic romance, contemporary romance, sexy read

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Columnist Victory Lennox hasn’t had sex for ages, so it’s a good thing when she discovers her best friend’s younger brother, Cooper Fairclough, running naked down a country lane. It takes little convincing to charm Cooper into becoming her new friend with benefits.

Publicity-shy Cooper wants Victory for more than a few rolls in the hay, but Victory wants nothing more than to achieve public acclaim. But when she uses her escapades with Cooper as examples of what not to do in bed in her sex column, she realizes what a mistake she’s made…

Cooper ‘s all man now, and having his sexual skill publically discussed enrages him. Victory’s fallen in love with the man he’s become, only her error in judgment could cost her the one thing more priceless than the fame she seeks: Cooper. Will he be able to forgive Victory so they can live the life of love and passion they both desperately want?

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http://www.elleamery.com

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Cloud Crash

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Thriller, Thrillers, Action

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They protect our data. But who protects them?

Recovering from a hangover in his San Francisco loft, journalist Cal Stevens gets a call: data centers across the country are being detonated. These data centers- which hold everything from Facebook accounts to YouTube videos- serve hundreds of millions of users. Their information comprises “the cloud”- and the cloud is crashing.

Cal must protect his employer’s data from attack. Led by a cocky boy-CEO, the company runs hospitals, indexes genetic information, and holds the identities of thousands of people. Cal is partnered with the beautiful- and cryptic- Brianna Cowell, a PR professional with her own secrets. Together, they must stop the psychopathic attacker before he hits them first.

In a story that travels from San Francisco to New York, with stops in Napa and Area 51 in between, Cal and Brianna battle a driven and violent opponent who is always one step ahead. Unless Cal and Brianna can decode the puzzle and find the killer’s next destination, thousands will die and the world’s technological infrastructure will be crippled before they can uncover the surprising source of the attacks.

CLOUD CRASH is a fast paced romp that touches on the biggest issues of our time: privacy, government secrets, and how to recover from a hangover when you’re busy saving the world.

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http://philedwardsinc.com

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The Ocean Between

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Contemporary Romance, Arab Prince, Adoption

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Victoria Ballard, a New York financial executive, is one woman who considers men to be an unnecessary bother and annoyance. With her career on track, she focuses on the adoption of four beautiful orphans, a crowning completion of her well-designed life-plan. But, life is a nasty trickster, and it’s about to spring one on her. Unknown to Victoria, PRINCE RASHID DAVAR has just completed a marriage contract with her father. However, what the Prince does not realize is that it is easier to marry a woman than it is to control one. She may be his wife, but it will take a kidnapping, a battle of wills, and some desert heat of his own before he can claim her love.

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http://betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/

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The World’s Greatest Riddles and Brain Teasers

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brain teasers, riddles, logic

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Sharpen your mind and test your wits with the World’s Greatest Riddles and Brain Teasers! Hours of mind-boggling enjoyment guaranteed!

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The H.G. Wells Time Machine Retold: The Broke, overtaxed American versus The Evil Capitol Hill Bureaucrats

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political satire, science fiction, time travel

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Experience the retelling of H.G.Wells’ masterpiece!
Featuring the overtaxed American as “the time traveler” and the Capitol Hill bureaucrats as “the Morlocks”

A story of one man’s quest to find a future without Republicans, Democrats and taxes.
A genius, gut-busting read. Highly recommended!- Steve Grimes, The Lockton Tribune

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25 Lessons I’ve Learned about (Photography) Life!

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artist biography, photography, inspirational

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In his best-selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers’ creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.

In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee – Lorenzo’s life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.

Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life.

Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons-lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.

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http://www.25Lessons.com

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The Montezuma Secret

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Thriller, romantic suspense, treasure hunt

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Murder and passion meet head-on in the steamy jungles of Belize.
Hunky Trey Zacco, gritty survivalist and host of the Miami-based Holiday Channel’s hit “Wildman” series and glitz and glamour girl, Erica Kingsley, host of the channel’s “Lap of Luxury” show, are thrown together in the steamy jungles of Belize as a publicity stunt and to search for Montezuma’s lost gold. But when Erica’s father’s plane goes down in the jungle on his way to film the opening of the show, Trey and Erica launch a desperate search to find him. And when, one by one, members of the camera crew are killed and the equipment sabotaged, they find themselves stranded in the middle of the jungle with Morgana Montez, Trey’s ex-lover, where no rescue crew can reach them.

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http://www.alisonchambersromance.com

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Sylvianna

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wizards, true love, paranormal fantasy

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Sarah Metz just got to Sylvianna College. She went in search of a biology degree. She found a group of wizards on the run from their past. They remember her. She doesn’t remember them. Over the next year, she’ll help them fight off the creatures trying to kill them, fall back into love with the man who used to be her husband, break the heart of her best friend while doing it, and maybe, if they’re very, very lucky, not remember who she used to be.

Sylvianna is a modern day fantasy with a scorching hot romance and a deeply layered plot. Angels, demons, magic, sword fights, free will, destiny, and true love all weave into a complex tale of the search for redemption.

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The View from Here

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Women’s Fiction, Women’s Literary Fiction, Relationships

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In the mid 1970s, aged twenty-two, Frances is drifting through Mexico when she meets a glamorous group of wealthy Americans and is invited to stay with them in their mansion on a private beach. She is soon drawn into their hedonistic lifestyle and an affair with her married host.

Two decades later the sudden unraveling of her contented existence in rural England prompts her to recall this period of her life, and the tragedy and betrayal that marked its ending.

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Strategic Marketing Made Easy for Writers

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book marketing, book promotion, book publicity

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Get in-depth instruction to easily identify your audience, brand yourself, increase visibility, and launch effective marketing campaigns—both online & offline. Checklists, step-by-step guides, and a Website Scorecard so you can objectively evaluate and optimize your website or blog. Discover new proven strategies that will save you time & money.

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http://www.plussignproductions.org/2009/09/products.html.

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Bad Spirits

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action/adventure, suspense, Mexican drug cartel

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It’s dangerous to be a woman on the run in Mexico. It’s just plain suicide if she’s running from a drug dealer-with his money.
Kate has to live by her wits, using every last ounce of energy to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, and needs a huge dose of luck if she wants to get out alive.

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http://www.dvberkom.com

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In Memory of Greed

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Thriller, Suspence, Adventure

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Young, ex-Navy SEAL, Murhkin Mocado is framed for a crime by a corrupt power broker who has but one objective;to use Mocado as a pawn to achieve his nefarious goals.
Joelle Barstow, an operative versed in industial espionage inadvertently crosses paths with the wrongly accused Mocado.
Ensnared by circumstances beyond their control, both individuals careen wildly across three continents while Mocado fights to clear his name. Time becomes a determining factor in his ultimate struggle; to escape the manipulative power broker’s clutches after unwittingly launching one of the worst ecological disasters that greed has ever spawned.

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Book Review – Darlin’ Druid

Darlin’ Druid Title aside – this is a great book!!

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Author: Lyn Horner
Format: Kindle

After surviving the great Chicago fire, Jessie Delvin is haunted by visions of her future—a future she is compelled to find forcing her to leave home and join her brother’s journey west to find her destiny.  But the Wild West turns out to be just that and Jessie’s sharp tongue and fine feminine figure attract the attention of far too many brutish men.  Fortunately, Captain David Taylor, a Texan cattle rancher turned soldier saves Jessie from the clutches of a particularly unsavory character.  Immediately Jessie and David are passionately attracted to one another, but neither is what they other really wants—or so they think…

I’ll admit I was completely thrown by the title of this book.  If for some reason you are as well, “fuhgeddaboudit”!  This is an engaging, page turning, can’t put it down, don’t know where the time went, read.  In fact, when I received Horner’s book I had already started Steig Larsson’s “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”; having finished the first two books in Larsson’s series I was anxious to complete the third.  But I picked up Horner’s book and frankly the pace was so much faster and the book more engaging that I put best selling Hornet aside in favor of finishing Horner’s book.

The characters, love triangle and compelling plot line compete with the best in this genre.  This is a full force romance novel with some unique twists that readers are sure to enjoy.  I encourage readers to give it a try.  You won’t be disappointed!

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