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THE ZEBRA AFFAIRE: AN APARTHEID LOVE STORY (THE SUB-SAHARAN SAGA BOOK 1)

THE ZEBRA AFFAIRE: AN APARTHEID LOVE STORY (THE SUB-SAHARAN SAGA BOOK 1)

IT’S THE SPRING OF ‘76. For Elsa, her affair with Stanwell may well prove lethal, as she’s white and he’s black, and they dared to fall in love in apartheid South Africa. The terrified lovers are the prey in a deadly manhunt from the golden city of Johannesburg to the exotic but dangerous wilds of the African bushveld. 'The Zebra Affaire' is a thrilling fusion of romance and suspense—laced with rich South African history.

The tension is palpable as the persecuted couple race against time and bigotry. Reviewers rave about this intimate, yet dangerous love story; that’s set against a canvas that is both vividly authentic and powerfully provocative. More info →
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The Mansion’s Twins (At the Crossworlds Book 1)

The Mansion’s Twins (At the Crossworlds Book 1)

"Magical escapism with an abundance of adventure, The Mansion's Twins marks the start of an exciting YA Fantasy series." -Bookviral.com

A beautiful, magical world has been ravaged by a terrible storm. Homes were destroyed, families torn apart, and even the sweetest magic twisted by darkness. Even years later, the world remains damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous, waiting for someone who might restore what was lost. Only the magic of twins has a chance, but the birth of twins is exceedingly rare.

In our own world, Ellie and Savannah know nothing of this. They know nothing of other worlds, magic, or even each other. Until magic blooms inside, them and draws them together. After years of feeling alone, raised apart and in the wrong world, the twin sisters are reunited at last. They find their way home, and discover their destiny.

The girls are welcomed into a grand mansion, the safest place in the aftermath of the storm. There, they learn who they are and what they have to do. To restore the world, they must travel through the mansion to the center of magic and reset the balance.

They discover their magical abilities, find joy and friendship in the mansion's family, and face the dangers of the storm's left-behind magic. The journey to the center of magic is full of twists and turns, magic and excitement. Ellie and Savannah support each other to overcome obstacles along the way, knowing the whole world is depending on them. More info →
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The Running Game

The Running Game

Rachel’s father called it the running game. Count the exits, calculate the routes. Always be ready to run because they’ll always be coming for you. Whatever happens, they’ll always be coming for you.

On the surface, Rachel is just an ordinary doctor, trying to stay alive in war-torn London, but she has a secret. Rachel is a Reacher – wanted by the government and by the criminal underworld – for her telekinetic powers.

Charlie and his brother John had a reputation for doing the impossible. But after losing his family, Charlie is a broken mess and John is barely keeping him afloat. In desperation, they take a job from a ruthless gang lord only to discover the girl they are hunting is a Reacher – one of their own kind.

James Roxton, a conman and thief, is searching for the man who tried to kill his mother. Suddenly embroiled into the plan to kidnap Rachel, he decides he can turn things to his own advantage.

Even with the help of dangerous and dubious allies, can Rachel turn the game around and save herself? More info →
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Ella Wood

Ella Wood

Love. War. Both equally destructive to Emily's ambitions.

Though she left Charleston a spoiled daughter of the South, Emily returns from her stay in the North a changed young woman. Her assumptions about slavery have been shattered, and her secret dream of attending university has blossomed into fierce ambition. As the passions sweeping North and South toward war threaten to envelop the city she loves, Emily must battle her father's traditional expectations in her own bid for freedom. Meanwhile, the real fight may lie within her heart, which stubbornly refuses to accept that a choice for independence must be a choice against love. More info →
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The Railroad

The Railroad

On Sept. 11, 2001 Mike Dobbs' life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York's subway as the twin towers collapsed he retreats from his high power Wall Street life to his run down country house. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen's abusive ex-husband. Suddenly Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love? More info →
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Loving Annalise

Loving Annalise

After years of poverty, heartbreak, loss and betrayal, Tomas enters Annalise's world and shatters the iron casing she's erected around her heart. Tomas is kind, intelligent, romantic and handsome, but he's also her husband's brother!

Once Tomas and Annalise meet, they are forever intertwined and repeatedly ripped apart by fate, self-doubt and blackmail. Her husband, Jens, is a brilliant, jealous and manipulative scoundrel who keeps her psychologically under lock and key, until her passion for Tomas sets her free. More info →
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Ready For Flynn

Ready For Flynn

At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life. Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready? Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?

(A contemporary rock star romance.) More info →
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What’s in it for Me? A Personal Journey of Recovery … and Hope

What’s in it for Me? A Personal Journey of Recovery … and Hope

Living in a world clouded with shadowy images of what constitutes a real man caused John to suffer from misguided perceptions for years. Although he meant well, reactions to his “reality” always led to disasters in every area of his life. He was incarcerated and didn’t know it. Untreated alcoholism and addiction have the only prison cells on the planet where the keys to escape are located on the inside…

Follow John’s voyage of recovery as he navigates a myriad of adversities - some would stop people in their tracks - in efforts to become the person he always wanted to be but didn’t know how... More info →
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Across Carina

Across Carina

Jade Callaghan questions everything. After surviving a family tragedy, she begins to question everyone as well. No one seems to understand her. She’s not certain she understands herself as she sinks into grief and guilt. Then an unexpected visitor offers her an escape. Leaving on a flying chariot seems like the perfect solution . . . until Jade learns she’s on her way to another galaxy.

Imagination reigns in Carina. As Jade barters her way through four planets, she must battle gods, creatures, the elements, and her own fears and beliefs. Will she find her answers and escape before she’s trapped in Carina forever?

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The Secret

The Secret

Kerry O’Brien has a hot new boyfriend! Yay!

His name is Tommy. He’s a biker and he’s gorgeous. He seems to like me too. He makes me feel good about myself and it’s been a long time since anyone has paid me that much attention. I also have a monster for a stepfather.

But I’m scared. I'm scared Bill will find out about Tommy and scared Tommy will find out about Bill. Tommy has a temper and he’s very protective of me. If he ever found out my secret, I think he would kill Bill.

He started again last night. Jodie and I hid under the bed. I don’t want him to ever touch her. Secrets like mine are only whispered about. But the bruises are getting harder to cover and I know once Tommy finds out the truth, I'll lose him. I just can’t let that happen.
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Hyperearth

Hyperearth

A castle within the city of Lubena holds a secret: a portal to the alternate world of Hyperearth. Mary and Martina encounter beings that range from the curious to the dangerous. They must save their newfound friends and defeat the evil Sathon. Will they solve the quest and make it out in time? Or will they remain in Hyperearth forever? More info →
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Vreeland

Vreeland

In every school, there is always one exceptional individual who stands out from the rest of the crowd.

Seventeen-year-old Anton knows this all too well. Creative, sensitive, and musically-gifted, he possesses an intangible quality that draws both the admiration of young girls and the ire of teenage boys. Teased since grade school for his slightly-pointed ears, and tormented in high school because of the long, brown hair he’s grown to cover them, he finds solace in a world of fantasy where his unconventional nature is not only welcomed, but desired. While at summer camp, the other boys pull a cruel prank that drives him into the woods, terrified and injured, and he stumbles into a deep hole where he falls into an altered state of consciousness; or does he?

When he awakens, he finds himself in a most unusual, delightful place, surrounded by five charming, female, fairy-like creatures. “This is Vreeland,” explains Titi, a most captivating winged beauty. As the seed of love sprouts and grows between Titi and Anton, it is eventually discovered that he is, in fact, the son of the Great Architect, whom the Vrees revere. As the prophesied Chosen One, Anton is therefore destined to rescue the Queen of Peace from her captor—the malignant Drakon, Lord of the Weets. But how will this be accomplished?

What hidden strength must be realized within Anton to see this mission fulfilled? And will he ever return to the realm from whence he came? **This book is intended for advanced readers. More info →
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Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby

While all of Mississippi bakes in the scorching summer of 1925, sudden orphanhood wraps its icy embrace around Emily Ann "Baby" Teegarten, a pretty young teen.

Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots her escape using the only means at her disposal: a voice that brings church ladies to righteous tears, and makes both angels and devils take notice. "I'm going to New York City to sing jazz," she brags to anybody who'll listen. But the Big Apple--well, it's an awful long way from that dry patch of earth she'd always called home.

So when the smoky stages of New Orleans speakeasies give a whistle, offering all sorts of shortcuts, Emily Ann soon learns it's the whorehouses and opium dens that can sidetrack a girl and dim a spotlight...and knowing the wrong people can snuff it out.

Jazz Baby just wants to sing--not fight to stay alive. More info →
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Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

These twenty short stories are a peek into individual lives caught up in spectacular moments in time. Children, teens, mothers, and the elderly each have stories to share. Readers witness tragedy and fulfillment, love and hate, loss and renewal. Historical events become backdrops in the lives of ordinary people, those souls forgotten with the passage of time.

Beem Weeks tackles diverse issues running the gamut from Alzheimer’s disease to civil rights, abandonment to abuse, from young love to the death of a child.

Long-hidden secrets and notions of revenge unfold at the promptings of rich and realistic characters; plot lines often lead readers into strange and dark corners. Within Slivers of Life, Weeks proves that everybody has a story to tell—and no two are ever exactly alike. More info →
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Taken Away

Taken Away

Jessee Bradford, a respected young veterinarian in Santa Barbara, California, comes home to find his wife Serena and baby daughter Sofia missing. Jessee fears they have been kidnapped or worse. The FBI investigators believe his wife, the only daughter of a wealthy philanthropist who never approved of their marriage, simply abandoned Jessee and took their child with no intention of returning.

After months of fruitless searching, Jessee relocates to his grandparents’ home in Iowa, where he takes over his grandpa’s veterinary practice. There he finds the family closeness he’s been missing and falls in love with a female equestrian Laura. When Jessee and Laura attend a gallery opening of an artist named She, the paintings remind Jessee of his wife Serena’s art work. Thus begins Jessee’s search to find She while his future with Laura teeters precariously on the edge until the truth about She is discovered. More info →
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Moon Over Alcatraz

Moon Over Alcatraz

Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she’s writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge project. Having this baby would make her already-wonderful life perfect.

But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence.

Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate? More info →
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Stealth Moves

Stealth Moves

Boston preppie Liv Smallwood rejects her apathetic lifestyle when she sees her only friend kidnapped. To confront the kidnapper, she'll use social media, Parkour, the nerve of an urban climber, and unstoppable will.

Bodyguard Holly Glasscock's martial arts skills can't help her untangle the dark secrets of the Smallwood family or the interwoven lives of historic Beacon Hill. Forthright Holly sees her dreams of a cop career fade as clever Liv eludes her.

Yet Liv and Holly must join forces to outwit Stealth, the genius whose identity split when his twin died. Torn between his own spider-like plan and his dead brother's growing control over the body they share, Stealth must give Brandon what he wants―and what Brandon wants is Liv Smallwood.

More than a tightly plotted thriller of unrelenting suspense, STEALTH MOVES spotlights female heroes in the real world, doing battle with frighteningly human villains. The mysteries unfold until the final, tantalizing page. More info →
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Shining Ones

Shining Ones

Ever feel you're different from other people?

For police officer Tessa Holly, it’s not a feeling; it’s a fact. She can change her body any way she chooses. She will never grow sick or old.

Born a descendant of Ireland’s magical Tuatha dé Danann (Clan of Danu), Tessa expects to follow her clan’s Rules in all things—friendships, career, even marriage.

But when her brother and a human girl are seized by enemies bent on stealing Danann longevity, the Rules don't help. To rescue the captives, Tessa must rely on a man no one trusts as her guide through cairns, castles and cathedrals of Ireland and Britain in search of her people’s greatest treasures.

Along the way, she discovers a power greater than all others. If she uses it, she could save—or destroy—her people. More info →
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The Magic of Murder

The Magic of Murder

When his partner is discovered in a frozen alley with eight bullets in his chest, Niagara Falls Police Detective Roger Frey swears vengeance. But Detective Chief Woodward has forbidden him or anyone else on the detective squad to work the case. Emlyn Goode knows Roger will disobey his boss, which will cost him his job and his freedom. Because she cares for him more than she’ll admit, she needs to stop him. Desperate, she can think of but one way.

Emlyn recently learned she’s a direct descendant of a woman hanged as a witch in 1692. She has a book filled with arcane recipes and chants passed down through her family. Possessed of, or perhaps by a vivid imagination, she intends to use these to solve Jimmy’s murder before Roger takes revenge on the killer. But she’s new to this “witch thing,” and needs help from her friend Rebecca Nurse, whose ancestor also took a short drop from a Salem tree.

Rebecca’s not much better at deciphering the ancient directions, and while the women stumble over spell after spell, the number possible killers grows. When Chief Woodward’s wife is shot and a bottle bomb bursts through Emlyn’s window, it becomes clear she’s next on the killer’s list. More info →
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Tease

Tease

Mystery writer Roger McDermitt is in a rut until a local serial killer murders six men in six months.

The police are convinced the serial killer is a woman, which fascinates Roger. He nicknames her “Tease”, and is determined to make her the central character in his next novel.

When Roger meets the mysterious Tess Galloway at his local bar, he believes he has finally met a woman he can fall in love with. He’s shocked at how perfect they are for each other. But he knows no one is ever what they seem, including himself.

Then the terrible dreams begin. Roger has always had the gift of channeling the dreams of people he was closest to, but he has never had violent and disturbing dreams like these before. They are from the viewpoint of Tease, and they terrify Roger with their brutality and rage. He can’t decide if he’s channeling the dreams of Tess or if he’s going crazy. But he must know.

This is the beginning to a novel about love, obsession and madness. Tease is part thriller, part love story, and part supernatural fiction. It will intrigue and haunt you from the first page to the last. More info →
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An Odyssey of Love, Nature and Life

An Odyssey of Love, Nature and Life

This book of 40 poems covers the topics of love, nature and life. The names of these poems include Oneness, Being in Love, The Mountains, The Ocean, Music, Dancing, One Snowy Evening, The Coming of Spring, Divorce, Sitting by Yourself, People Watching, Restless Soul, and The Homeless Man. Please have a look and see what you think. More info →
Mended Affections

Mended Affections

How do I move forward after receiving such life altering news? I know it won’t be easy, especially when the person who provided my strength is unable to claim that role. I have to claim it now, and stand on my own two feet. The need to give my children the life they deserve bears down on me, along with the need to stay true to my commitments of the past.

The darkness of my depression is threatening to swallow me whole. I have to pull myself through, but my heart is breaking, and it feels impossible to be the support system my children need me to be. Most days, I find it hard to let go of what things were, but then there’s this spark, this flicker of hope. A little light shining bright in the dark, and I feel like life is worth living again.

Maybe life has a way of leading you to where you were always meant to be.

This book contains mature content and adult situations. This book is the sequel to Fractured Affections, it is not intended to be read as a stand alone novel. More info →
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Maelstrom

Maelstrom

Dr. Steven Collins has devoted his life to one cause: finding a way to prevent a catastrophic collision between Earth and an asteroid, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Collins spends years developing a shield—a device that uses the Earth’s own magnetic field—and finally reaches the point where he is ready to test it. But when Collins turns on his creation, he rips open a hole in time and space itself that hurls him forward in time, where he discovers to his horror that the device he created has caused the very global Armageddon he was trying to prevent.

Collins now must try to undo the damage he has done as best he can. But the few surviving members of the human race are slowly dying off, a century of living under the shield taking its toll, and they cannot leave the planet to try to build a new civilization elsewhere. For just beyond the shield lurks a madman who seeks to dominate the human race or exterminate it. More info →
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Reservations

Reservations

Reservations, a mystery/thriller, is set near Gallup, New Mexico where the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations are adjacent. Three tribal leaders have been murdered —murdered in a fashion that suggests the deeds were carried out by the COYOTE, a legendary evil trickster feared by many Native Americans.

The tribal president contacts his old friend in the FBI for assistance in solving the crimes and preventing more murders. The FBI selects its star agent, Jack Del Rio, and dispatches him to New Mexico. Del Rio finds a situation tangled in political intrigue, and must work through those issues on his way to solving the mystery.

Assisting him in his quest is Officer Lucy Chee. A romantic interest develops between the two. Del Rio identifies the murderer, but not without further bloodshed and loss. More info →
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Shadow of the Drill

Shadow of the Drill

A Gritty and Violent Thriller.

A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine. For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.

On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend. More info →
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A Turtle’s Magical Adventure

A Turtle’s Magical Adventure

A Turtle's Magical Adventure is a charming, heart-warming story of a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow.

Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still he wants to be fast.

He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled.

He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup? More info →
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The Lilac Princess

The Lilac Princess

In the faraway land of Rael, she is a well-mannered princess who loves her parents, her friends and those around her castle's village. Yet Princess Dreama imagines what life would be like outside the safety of the castle walls. She gets that desired chance through an escape plan with a villager boy, Dirk, which turns into the biggest adventure of their lives in author Wanda Luthman's new juvenile fiction book, The Lilac Princess. Dreama gets to experience life away from her princess duties, but finds life is not what she expects, especially when an evil dragon captures her.

Though the king's knights seek to find the princess, it is up to Dirk to rescue Dreama and restore order to the kingdom. The juvenile fairy tale combines adventure with lessons on forgiveness, relationships and courage for children, which will inspire all ages to seek the big adventure in their own lives. More info →
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A Moment in the Sun

A Moment in the Sun

Sixteen-year-old Rei Murata appears to have everything: good looks, brains, artistic skill and admiring friends. But Rei is a survivor—of loss, neglect and of self-isolation. Locked away from a world where she felt unwanted, Rei was one of the millions known as the hikikomori.

A chance meeting leads Rei to discover the online world of the Dwellers. Astonished to find her former classmate Sho among their number, Rei is determined to rescue him. Rei learns she must come to terms with her past before she can face her future. For her peers, the barriers of class and society must fall, so they too can move forward.

No one is ever lost, Rei believes. She hopes to lead Sho, and the rest to their moment in the sun. More info →
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Parenting … A Work in Progress

Parenting … A Work in Progress

Is it possible to raise well-adjusted children without losing your mind?

Parenting . . . A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide seasoned, as well as new parents of children, newborn to adolescent.

Parenting has always been a trying job. Crypts found from the 11th century contain prayers from parents asking for help with their children. It’s the parents’ job to guide their children along the rocky road toward adulthood. Parenting . . . A Work in Progress can help you get there.

The five sections within this book cover elements of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. In addition, each section contains chapters especially pertinent to that particular age group.

• The Infants and Toddlers section discusses potty training, temperament and attachment, prenatal drug use, and sleep disorders.

• The Early Childhood section covers play, discovery learning, behavior in public, nutrition, and teaching children about death.

• The Middle Childhood section includes self-esteem, parenting styles, love and friendship, and bullying.

• The Adolescence section covers organized thought, dreaming, peer pressure, eating disorders, and social media.

The information in the fifth section containing two chapters, “Divorce” and “Siblings,” pertains to all age groups. Many references for further reading are found within the body of the eBook and at the end of each section in print.

Join me in the adventure that is Parenting . . . A Work in Progress. More info →
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Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

Nyssa Glass is a reformed cat burglar turned electrician's apprentice, settled into a life repairing videophones and radio-sets. However, when her past comes calling, she finds herself forced into one last job. No one has entered Professor Dalhart's secluded mansion in almost a decade, at least not and returned to tell the tale.

If Nyssa wants to ensure her freedom, she'll brave the booby trapped halls and mechanized maids. Nyssa has skills, but this house has more than its share of secrets. As she steps into the cobwebbed halls lined with dusty mirrors, she has to wonder. Is the House of Mirrors really abandoned? A Novella More info →
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Cora and the Nurse Dragon

Cora and the Nurse Dragon

Cora's a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys "egg packs" at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head. More info →
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Dragon’s Curse

Dragon’s Curse

Dragon's Curse

The Dragon and the Scholar Saga, Book One

Fantasy/Romance

On her first assignment out of the Academy, young healer and scholar, Shannon Macaulay is summoned to the struggling kingdom of Regone to see to the wounds of a young but crippled king. When the unwanted attentions of an aggressive knight and the sudden appearance of a hated dragon turn her world upside down, she decides to take matters into her own hands even if doing so proves dangerous.

Finding herself strangely drawn to the company of the dragon, Gnaw, Shannon must force herself out of her safe world of books and botany to come to the aid of her unexpected ally in a strange kingdom, cursed by a fateful encounter with a dragon and the loss of a beloved prince. Can she learn to put aside her fears, and perhaps sacrifice her deepest desires, to help a friend and restore a family? More info →
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Novy’s Son: The Selfish Genius

Novy’s Son: The Selfish Genius

From his early childhood, Murray Clark sought love and acceptance from his father, who was raised as the bastard child of a famous artist. Murray struggled with jealousy toward his younger brothers, and he questioned the morals and values of people around him.

As an adult, Matthew lived life his way, with years of lying, womanizing, and heavy drinking. Though married four times, did he ever find unconditional love? Would Murray’s high intelligence, his love for his two daughters, and his unique philosophy of life help him rise above his demons? More info →
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Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir

Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir

When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized how little she knew about what is called "the silent killer." As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, she redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality.

In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that "the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover. More info →
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Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the premier American sculptor from 1880-1920. Though married he fell in love with his model, Davida Johnson Clark and their love affair lasted more than twenty-five years. This fictionalized account will introduce the reader to some of the great art, historical facts, and the moral values of that era.

The author is the great-granddaughter from this union and her purpose in writing the book is to bring recognition to Davida and remove any negative stigma to her. Her grandfather suffered his whole life from being labeled a bastard while growing up and this story is intended to remove that label.

How can a love affair last for such a long period of time? What affect did it have on his career? How did his wife and son cope with their being a second family? More info →
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GeezWriter How-To: Outlining: An Author’s Guide to Organizing and Planning to Write Novels, Memoirs, and Narratives

GeezWriter How-To: Outlining: An Author’s Guide to Organizing and Planning to Write Novels, Memoirs, and Narratives

GeezWriter How-To: Outlining: An Author’s Guide to Organizing and Planning to Write Novels, Memoirs, and Narratives begins with an overview of outlining basics. From the efficiency and time-saving advantages to the flexibility in developing one’s own system, this how-to ranges from the basics to the very specific.

Next it details the six stages of outlining while demonstrating with examples of how they save time and greatly enhance one’s skill at weaving complex storylines effectively. Each of the six stages offers its own section explaining and showing how each author can adapt it to fit individual preferences.

This how-to shows how outlining can also facilitate producing supplemental materials needed for cataloging and marketing, as well as how to produce outline-oriented texts such as synopses in response to requests by agents, editors, and publishers. It concludes with two recommended basic practice assignments, then one intermediate and one advanced. GeezWriter How-To Outlining has won countless skeptics to the ranks of avid outliners for writing success. More info →
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Fantasy Patch

Fantasy Patch

Picture This!

Danté Roenik creates ad campaigns, reveling in the fine art of rendering his concepts on million-dollar canvasses financed by big-budget clients. Intoxicated by the sheer power of directing public opinion, he dares wage war against the conglomerate behind a worldwide anti-depressant increasingly associated with sporadic violence. To juxtapose his images with reality, he enlists a mixed palette of business tycoons, his fiancée/attorney, a team of corporate-spy soldiers of fortune, one resurgent news anchor, and the best TV-production crew in Chicago.

But the sharp lines dividing perception from truth begin to blur when the darker motives shaping mass media come to light. Forced to re-examine the ethics of designer pharmacology, Danté is painted into a corner, his future about to be erased as patients die, clients lie, and unhealthy doses of murder prove too hard to swallow.

Too late to whitewash the stain of deceit, Danté must decide who deserves to appear in his picture, the true subject an unfinished self-portrait way past its own deadline.

It’s not what you see, not what you get . . .

But all you could ever imagine.

Let Danté show you how . . .

With a Fantasy Patch! More info →
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GeezWriter How-to Dialogue

GeezWriter How-to Dialogue

GeezWriter How-to: Dialogue: An Author's Guide to Correctly Writing Compelling Story Character Conversations begins with a dialogue-based story about learning dialogue mechanics, a unique way to learn while seeing and getting answers to even the most advanced questions about dialogue structuring and punctuation.

After a detailed practice exercise, savvy authors are challenged to broaden their repertoire of advanced techniques. GeezWriter builds on these skills by deftly exploring myriad approaches for transforming everyday dialogue into compelling story-telling tools, then challenges writers with practice exercises from basic to advanced.

From avoiding amateur mistakes to mastering the traditional methods and many innovative new techniques, writers learn to finesse dialogue that succinctly brings the voices of characters vividly to life. More info →
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If You Had a Superpower What Would it Be?

If You Had a Superpower What Would it Be?

Having super powers is awesome, but did you know that true super powers come from within?

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A World Without Water

A World Without Water

A World Without Water is an illustrated story-poem for young readers that illuminates how we can all help solve today's growing water crisis. Get washed away on this fanciful journey to a time and place in which the water has run out and see what can be done to conserve our most precious resource.

Common themes in this picture book are saving water, conservation and tips for a cleaner environment. More info →
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Soren

Soren

An enthralling adventure fantasy book for ages 10 - 14

10-year-old Soren is the prince of Alcherys, a land that has been at war for hundreds of years. One day, he will lead his people into battle against the evil kingdom of Meraxor and their deadly leader—Vincent Wilder.

Soren should be training to become a soldier, but he is more interested in causing trouble with his trusty fox cub, Dash. When one of Soren and Dash’s mischievous adventures goes wrong, they unleash a deadly virus. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy's land. Can Soren fulfill his destiny or will the virus destroy him first? More info →
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An Ill Wind is Blowing

An Ill Wind is Blowing

"A desperate note comes from Armondo Whyle asking Sampson, Arley, and Joshua to come and take his daughter away from their plantation that would soon be visited by a band of hated Redshirts intent on subjecting Deanna to a horrible fate because she had resisted the advances of their leader.

In the gunfight that follows, six Redshirts are killed and the four still alive are put in leg irons and sent home. With the first battle won, Joshua begins to train the black field hands who once were slaves how to fight back.

When the Redshirts attack again, in greater numbers, they are no match for a determined army who wants only their freedom.

Fear begins to spread through the outlaw ranks. Oscar Blaylock feels it is time to invite Arley and company out to Black Seed. Once there, he takes Arley on a tour of the grounds, while his mistress, Serena, takes Sampson on a tour of the house. But upstairs in a room alone, her warning is clear, “Go home, Mister Sampson. Oscar knows the real reason you are here. Soon he will kill you all.”

But the black army grows stronger, and it is not long before the remaining Redshirts are sent downriver to the same waiting slave ship, never to be heard from again. Only Blaylock is left to face Sampson in the yard at Black Seed during a triple wedding with an ending no one expected." More info →
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A Stranger Came Among Them

A Stranger Came Among Them

"John Sampson, the mysterious stranger who survived the Civil War and is searching for his soul after four years of fighting had taken it away.

Hannah Marco, the older woman who draws Sampson into a deadly plot with a bold promise of complete surrender. Arley Ruttlinger, the young spitfire who wants Hannah out of her life because of a past love affair with her father she believes caused her mother’s death.

Hate has festered deep. Arley will stop at nothing to destroy Hannah, even fling herself at Rand Calder, who would do anything to keep Arley coming into his bed.

A pact is sealed; Sampson is lead into the mountains lashed to a packhorse, where Calder orders his men to kill him and bury his body.

When Arley hears Calder admit he ordered Sampson killed, the myth of Calder professing his love for her is shown for what it is; a lie!

She must warn Sampson a new plan is about to be set in motion, to end her father’s leadership over the territory and have the fastest gunfighters on Calder’s payroll draw down on Sampson. Now Arley and Sampson must join forces, as Calder confronts them in a church filled with women and children praying for the safe return of their men folk.

They both have endured too much for her to lose him now. She will take up a gun against the man she has come to hate in order to save the man she now loves." More info →
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Where Shadows Fall

Where Shadows Fall

When the Rangers discover that a deadly and horrific dragon of unspeakable power has been loosed upon their world, they must find a way to destroy the monster before the creature of shadows burns them all into oblivion. Complicating their efforts, the discovery of a secret and hidden dragon cult that worships the monster, and a conspiracy of dark forces from the realm of shadows, threatens to destroy the peace their world has known for centuries and bring war to the people of Hir.

Struggling to survive the deepest of betrayals, the Rangers face a dark and foreboding time, as the world of Hir changes dramatically around them.

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A Whisper in the Shadows

A Whisper in the Shadows

When the Ranger Baric meets the exotic and alluring woman from Vaar'da, called Whisper, he agrees to assist her on what seems a simple rescue mission that soon turns into something far more complicated than he expected. Their journey soon becomes a deadly and suicidal quest into the Great Divide, an area of Hir where men fear to travel, into the realm of the demonic Manenase, who live under a great volcano in the center of the Boiling Sea.

The fate of Hir depends on the courage and skills of the heroic Rangers and their small Vaar'da companion, as they struggle to save the world of Hir from impending disaster.

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Reflections on a Generous Generation

Reflections on a Generous Generation

Heroes abound throughout the world, from generation to generation. Although unknown to us, they are men and women who have changed our lives.

Reflections on a Generous Generation is a memoir, and a retrospective of the 20th Century. Shared by a generation which was confronted by the Great Depression and World War II, the story tells of the journey, and one man's participation in the events of that time. It also shows the interrelationships of people and events, and how the Generous Generation created the world we live in today. The story shares with you the most important ten decades in world history, the most significant century in America, and the people who embodied "American exceptionalism"-the Generous Generation. The story of Murray Stern is both universal and unique.

Born of immigrant parents, growing up in the Depression, serving in the Army in World War II, and returning to build a business, a family, and a community, he was a participant in the events of his life, not a spectator.

This is a book for history lovers and for the many baby-boomers and their children who have a curiosity about the people who made life in America what it is now, and the lessons to help us move into the future. It tells of success, of enjoyment and of the happiness of "doing" rather than watching. It is about the role models we can aspire to as we plan our "end game." More info →
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The Path of Silence

The Path of Silence

Meg Stanton rides a desk in the cold case unit with the Baltimore PD. Her day starts like any other—with parent-child struggles, a dire need for a large coffee and a partner who is a conglomerate of neuroses. However, it ends like no other day…with a dead body on the hood of her partner’s car that signals a beginning of a strange journey of self-destructing bodies, all fitted with pacemakers that make them vulnerable to the killer. Who is the mastermind behind all this? Who could callously use his fellow man as living guinea pigs for an ingenious new weapon? And how many people will have to die before Meg finds answers even as her life is unraveling around her…? More info →
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Tracking a Shadow: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel

Tracking a Shadow: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel

Never knowing where his next case will come from, Private Detective Jarvis Mann is thrilled when his voicemail is lit up by the sexy tones of a lady looking to hire him. Successful business woman Emily White with girl next door looks, is certain someone is stalking her and wants Jarvis to track down the elusive shadow.

Even with three suspects, an ex-husband who lives to play softball, a sexist pig ex-employee and a mystery man who he encounters with painful results, Jarvis believes it’s all in Emily’s head until a killing in her home convinces him otherwise.

Further complicating matters a powerful business man and crime boss becomes involved muddying up the case, leaving Jarvis the prime suspect in the brutal beating of one of the possible stalkers, threatening to put his PI career on ice.

Navigating through each twist and turn in the case, and the affections of two desirable women both with an agenda, Jarvis uses dogged determination and razor sharp wit in Tracking a Shadow that moves across the Denver landscape with each shift in the sun. More info →
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Surfing the Edge: a survivor’s guide to bipolar disorder

Surfing the Edge: a survivor’s guide to bipolar disorder

The TV's on

The computer's on

The stereo's on

Sleep is a waste of time

Welcome to the world of Bipolar Disorder, a journey to the outer edges of the mind.

A story told with humour, honesty and insight by Adam, Faye and Alastair, three survivors who have experienced the illness first hand. With contributions from Mental Health professional, Chris Kelly.

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Tazmin Clarke vs. Jack the Ripper

Tazmin Clarke vs. Jack the Ripper

Tamzin Clarke's life seems to be falling into place. She has Jimmy, her musician boyfriend, and a solid group of friends. She's been taking dance class for ten years, and has been promoted to instruct a first year tumbling class. She works in her dad's antique shop on the weekends, and is proud of her grades in school.

Then she meets Daniel, the one who makes her question everything. Who is Daniel, and why does he keep disappearing?

When her sister is murdered, Tamzin's mom is the lead detective on the case, which soon turns into a serial killing spree. The deaths mirror the case of Jack the Ripper, but there couldn't be a connection. Could there?

Tamzin is now on the case. More info →
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Necrobloods

Necrobloods

16 year old Celeste Boyd casts Elemental magic. With the great battle coming, she and her best friend Gena are learning more about their abilities. Even more pressing, though, are the basketball finals and the mysterious new boy in school, Carter Wells. Celeste now has to choose between her crush and Carter, who is showing quite the interest. And then there are the crazy dreams with the huge dragon eye... More info →
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Heads and Tales

Heads and Tales

A diverse collection of flash and short fiction.

28 short stories that will delight, fright and leave you questioning your sanity.

Tales of romance, thrillers, horror, comedy, scifi, fantasy, historical romance and the supernatural. More info →
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Conception

Conception

A compilation of the two novels that preceded 'The Phoenix' series. Catch up with the story so far. What moulded the character of the main male protagonist of the series that features this vigilante killer?

In 'The Final Straw' - an only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.

A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that herald’s a bloodbath. Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?

This tale of revenge spans almost two decades, yet the police are chasing shadows; it builds in pace and tension to a thrilling climax against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet West Country town. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Eleven year old Taya Bayliss volunteers to dog sit the mischievous Minette for the summer holidays. Minette's sneaky habits bring a spate of thefts in the neighbourhood to Taya's notice. She and her friend, Chris, find themselves in some tricky and dangerous situations as they try to find out who the thief is. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

This is the third book in the Taya Bayliss series of mid-grade mystery/adventures from author E. J. Gore. The Bayliss family are on the move again, this time to Narralong, home of the famous Splinter Island Bird Sanctuary. Taya's father is there to investigate a change in the breeding habits of the native birds, or so he says. A recurring dream, a series of lies and the discovery of a body on the beach lead Taya to suspect that her father is involved in something far more serious. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

This is the fifth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers aged 8-12 years. Taya and her best friend, Chris, become environmental warriors when they set out to help Professor Monahan save a beautiful stretch of riverfront land from money-hungry property developers. Taya doesn't think she believes in ghosts, but there is something very creepy about the whole situation. Will the big woolly dog, Minette, be a help or a hindrance as the children search for a precious document that will block the development?

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Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

This is the fourth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers.

A weekend spent at the Comino farm turns out to be far more scary than Taya has expected. While planning a joint birthday party, she and her friend, Chris, find some interesting items in the attic, including a carpet python. Snakes are definitely not Taya's favourite creatures.

Taya thinks one of the items she has found could prove the innocence of Uncle George Comino who is in jail for theft. Her persistence annoys Chris, but the hint of a mystery is irresistible for Taya.

If George did't take the ruby cross, who did?

Who is Bryan?

Where is the cross now?

In the spirit of Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five', Taya and Chris use their quick wits and keen observational skills to put the clues together. Taya has to face one of her greatest fears before this mystery is solved. Could you charm a snake? More info →
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GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

Do you know someone who is a scared, teased, isolated, needy kid that everyone rejects? Frankie Gumm and Oliver Mollison do - and they make it their mission to help these kids hold their heads up high. In Mission #1, the GummShoes set out to investigate why the school's top athlete has been prevented from playing in the soccer league matches for three weeks in a row. More info →
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Someone To Look Up To: a dog’s search for love and understanding

Someone To Look Up To: a dog’s search for love and understanding

'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International

By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill

A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.

How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith.One day, his human will come. More info →
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A Small Cheese in Provence: Cooking with Goat Cheese

A Small Cheese in Provence: Cooking with Goat Cheese

'If I were to currently recommend a cheese book to you, I would choose this one... the photography is beautiful and there is passion in the recipes. It makes a fantastic gift.' Samantha Milner recipes.com

'Laugh out loud... such a picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Stephanie Sheldrake, Living France Magazine

From the author of the bestselling memoir 'How Blue is My Valley' comes another irresistible invitation to join her in Provence, this time to discover everything you want to know about cheese and its place in French life. How to choose it, serve it and cook with it. Recipes range from traditional tapenade to original British/Provençal fusion such as Big Franglais Breakfast and Pizza Gallois, all illustrated with step-by-step instructions.

Beautiful colour photos throughout take the reader into Provençal landscapes, street markets and conversations, food history and verse. The celebration of cheese in French and English includes the godlike goatherds and a charming poem in homage to the ravioli of the Dauphiné region, translated from the local Occitan.

You could say it's good, ravioli well made topped with some gruyère extra thick-laid.

A flavour of France, even for those who don't cook; food for the brain as well as the table. Why was goat cheese sent on an Apollo space mission? What should you wear if elected to the Guild of Olive Brothers? What is the connection between France's biggest cross-country car rally and the Picodon cheese? Entertain yourself and your dinner companions with fun facts aswell as recipes that are tried and tested.

Award-winning writer and photographer Jean Gill has lived in Provence since 2003. Her articles and photos of French food and lifestyle have appeared in France Magazine and Living France Magazine.

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The Feathers

The Feathers

A serial killer is terrorising London – but not the normal serial killer. This murderer is experimenting – just how long can he control his victims, torturing them in the most unusual way, before they die?

He is getting better with the feathers each time – but that does not mean he will stop. Detective Inspector David Maguire and his partner are on the trail of the killer but it is a trail that has baffled them from the start – what is the killer trying to prove?

What is his aim? At the same time investigative reporter Zack Tighe is following the story closely – perhaps a little too closely – and is proving to be far from helpful. More info →
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The Red Coat

The Red Coat

One snowy night, fourteen year old Sophie Collins a homeless runaway, finds a beautiful red coat while rummaging through a dumpster. Little does she know that the coat and the mysterious object she found in the coat’s lining will drastically change her future and put her life in danger. More info →
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The Secret of Trail House Lodge: Sophie

The Secret of Trail House Lodge: Sophie

An old deserted lodge, an unsolved bank robbery, and a mummified body all lead to a string of mysteries that junior, super-sleuth Sophie Collins and her friends stumble on when they discover hidden passages and secret rooms while exploring the old Trail House Lodge.

Find out how Sophie unravels the mysteries in The Secret of Trail House Lodge, book two in the Sophie Collins Mystery series by best selling author Madge H. Gressley. More info →
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. . . Before You Leap (Time Will Tell Book 1)

. . . Before You Leap (Time Will Tell Book 1)

Two teens from two centuries apart, one the direct descendant of the other. Einstein's Theory didn't cover THIS relativity.

Sean Kelly considered himself an average 16-year-old, living in an average neighborhood in a small University town. Nothing too exciting ever happened in Grover's Corners, Missouri; some might even label it boring. His ordinary life was disrupted when a distant relative dropped by at the beginning of his Junior year in high-school. A distant relative from the 23rd Century.

Two 16-year-olds in a time machine. What could possibly go wrong? More info →
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Little Birdie Grows Up

Little Birdie Grows Up

Little Birdie Grows Up is a delightful rhyming picture book with charming illustrations about a little blue bird who pecks his way out of his shell and into the hearts of parents and children.

He meets his Mama and yearns to fly up in the sky. His Mama reassures him that one day he will be able to fly. His first attempt is half-flying, half-falling out of the nest. But, when he finally does learn how to fly, well, it’s time to say good-bye.

Come along on the journey of Little Birdie Grows Up. More info →
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The Journey of the Marked (The Miyran Heir) (Volume 1)

The Journey of the Marked (The Miyran Heir) (Volume 1)

Marked at age 16. Forced to leave home. You become the hunted. Could you survive?

"A gripping fantasy adventure. A FINALIST and highly recommended." -- The Wishing Shelf Awards

"..Very adventurous, thrilling,and action-packed."-- Litpick.com

"What a rich, complex world thisauthor has created!" -- author Sunshine Somerville

The mark means honor. The mark invites death.

On a distant planet, Eros thrives in the Human settlement he calls home. Raised to follow his grandfather's noble footsteps, he studies the details of each species that co-exist here. But when the mark appears, he's called to fight, which changes his life forever.

Forced to abandon his home, the mark makes him the hunted. He's attacked the night he arrives in the city. A tough, street fighter named Kenrya saves his life. When they join others on the same journey, her cynical attitude drives a wedge between the group.

Given the perils facing them, can they put aside their differences and trusteach other long enough to survive?

Discover this epic adventure where an individual's unique abilities can change the course of the future.

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Been There, Noted That: Essays in Tribute to Life

Been There, Noted That: Essays in Tribute to Life

Been There, Noted That:

Essays In Tribute To Life

*Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share

The simple lives of everyday people in a mundane world prove extraordinary in this collection of 54 personal-experience essays by novelist Stephen Geez. The eclectic mix of memoir, commentary, humor, and appreciation covers a wide range of topics, each beautifully illustrated by artists and photographers from the Fresh Ink Group. Geez catches what many of us miss, then considers how we might all share the most poignant of lessons. Been There, Noted That aims to reveal who we are, examine where we’ve been, and discover what we dare strive to become. More info →
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Dance of the Lights

Dance of the Lights

Frank relishes fast success and early retirement, but struggling to preserve his life’s work thrusts him into a desperate battle to protect the people he cares about most.

Beverly seeks a new beginning in Tarpon Springs—until those she trusts steal control of her destiny, forcing a fight for her very survival.

All twelve-year-old Kevin wants is attention from the only man he respects, yet murder and the wrenching indifference of a callous legal system toward one vulnerable child proves even friendship might never be enough.

Riven by tragedy, consumed by grief, all three must confront the wondrous possibility that our indelible bonds may somehow transcend even death, that a cherished soul truly can find the way back.

Only together might this improbable family dare embrace their own brand of unexpected love, that infinite potential to achieve more than any one person can alone. Through it all, they are teased by the mystery of those dancing lights, a million pinpoints in every imaginable color swirling to form brilliant images of extraordinary lives. More info →
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When Angels Fly

When Angels Fly

We often find ourselves daydreaming about what our futures will be like. This may be especially true if one lives in an environment most would consider less than desirable. Some are lucky to find their futures much like their childhood dreams. Others find the paths to their dreams strewn with hurdles.

Growing up, Sarah dodged her mother's blows. She often hid in her room crying about her life. Still, she believes in her future and the happiness it can bring. In their book, When Angels Fly, authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond tell Sarah's story - their stories. The authors use their journals to describe Sarah's experiences of family dysfunction, strength, courage, faith, abuse, grief, and so much more. You'll read how, like many, she attempts to escape from her mother's abuse through marriage. And like many, she learns it is not a viable alternative. Then Sarah experiences a parent's ultimate tragedy twice, the deaths of her sons, Joshua and Eli.

When Angels Fly is about much more than the telling of a family's tragedy. It is also the story of finding faith after it has wavered. Most of all, it's a story of love lost and found.

After reading When Angels Fly, I realized how fortunate I am that my two children are alive and well. ~ J. Thayer McKinney, author, Haunting of LaBelle

I can honestly say that no book that I have read in recent times has had the emotional impact on me that this book has had. I rode right alongside this mother from the first diagnosis of her child's illness, right through to the conclusion. Even before her child's illness, I had to keep asking myself; are there really parents out there who treat their children as horrifically as this woman's mother and her family had treated her? She went from an abused child, to a loveless marriage filled with physical, mental and sexual abuse, to losing her first child to a stillborn birth and then finally reaping the rewards with two beautiful young boys. Then little Eli was struck down with cancer. We follow his journey, step by step as the young mother attempts to keep her sanity, split her time between one child in hospital and one 250 miles away. You can feel her anguish and pain. The very people who should have been helping to ease her burden; her mother, her siblings and her soon to be ex-husband were so busy plotting and planning on how they could benefit from this turn of events, she was left to struggle along with support only from some special friends.

This book is a harrowing read, make no mistake, but it is also incredibly rewarding. To anyone who has ever complained about how hard their life is - I say; read "When Angels Fly". To anyone who has ever said their life sucked - I say; read "When Angels Fly". The courage, fortitude and the immense challenges that this woman and her beautiful son faced, you can't help but be uplifted and reminded just how much we all have to be grateful for.

The book is in a large part a daily journal of Eli's time in hospital and I totally understand the need the author felt to document every day - every day with her son was so very precious. The writing style was at times slightly hard to read, but nothing can take away from the powerful impact it had on me as a reader. I was truly moved by and genuinely felt everything this poor woman had to endure... mostly alone. Any other book that had these editorial issues would have only garnered four stars from me, but there's no way I could not give this five stars. The memories of Sarah, Noah and Eli will live in my memory well after I've consigned this book to the "read" shelf. I feel privileged to have shared Sarah's harrowing journey. When Angels Fly does exactly what it sets out to do I believe - it reminds us that "There but for the grace of God, go I". I recommend this book to all.... it will make you cry, but it will also uplift you. Well done.

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The Cassandra Trigger

The Cassandra Trigger

In 2028, a working-class family of four struggles to survive after an economic collapse cripples our nation. Hopelessness, hunger and fear grips ordinary Americans, as an increasingly totalitarian government uses biometric surveillance and brutal enforcement to retain power and crush dissent.

The family’s small act of civil disobedience quickly evolves into a terrifying and violent encounter with federal agents, forcing them to leave everything behind and run for their lives. Desperately trying to evade the technology of tyranny, they are sheltered by compassionate strangers who are willing to risk everything to help them.

When their paths cross with a group of revolutionary computer hackers, they unknowingly become the catalyst for a long-simmering insurgency, which holds their fate…and the fate of our nation…in the balance.

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Ghost of a Shadow: Book One of the Sadie Myers Chronicles

Ghost of a Shadow: Book One of the Sadie Myers Chronicles

Is this The End of Sadie Myers?

Ever since tragedy struck her family one year ago, Sadie’s life has become a dark brew of unearthly visions and vivid dreams in which a mysterious shadow man follows her every move. Are all these bizarre happenings real or figments of this fifteen-year-old’s troubled mind? When she’s pulled into a world so different from her own, everything she thinks she knows is turned upside down. Will she find the truth behind these unsettling episodes? Can Sadie walk through the shadows, the fear of unknown evil, and get to the other side alive?

Editorial Reviews

“An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for.” -Kirkus Reviews

"Ghost of a Shadow is something that is very hard to come by these days: original. .Ghost of a Shadow treads entirely new ground. The authors tell an innovative, engaging and thoroughly entertaining tale weaving two characters, and really two worlds, together seamlessly. Sadie Myers is someone everyone can relate to and more importantly, someone to look up to. She resonates with a genuineness and honest quality that was both refreshing and thought provoking. I enjoyed every moment of reading this book and in this topsy-turvy world, what more could you ask for? Sadie Myers rocks!" -Scott Young, author of Falling into Place

“'Ghost of a Shadow' is a coming-of-age story that seamlessly weaves reality and fantasy into a lovely tapestry. Curious from the first page, I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series.” -Stephanie Sommerlad Bello, author of Trinkett and the Legend of the Locket

“One of my new favorite Young Adult books this year.” -LM Hart, author

About the Author

Andrea and Leslie are two sisters collaborating on writing through obstacles and illness. It is an entirely new way to know each other while working on their mission of Peace and Empowerment. Andrea earned a culinary degree and worked as a chef and general manager for many years. She now focuses on her passion for writing. She writes short stories and continues to work on additional collaborative writing projects. Leslie earned degrees in Literature and Education. She taught elementary school as well as writing and technology to teachers. A successful grant writer, she later evaluated incoming grants for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More recently she worked on her certification in Life Coaching. She's drafted four novels and various short stories. More info →
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Save an Angel’s Kiss for Me

Save an Angel’s Kiss for Me

After 12-year old Mar’s father unfortunately dies in a car crash during the Christmas holidays, she not only has to recuperate, but also has to live with her mentally ill mother without the calming presence of her beloved dad. Fast forward three years and Mar is now 15-years old. Because Mar had blocked out her dad’s death, she’s never really admitted to herself that he’s gone forever, let alone acknowledged or visited his gravesite. She suddenly decides to take a 14-hour journey on a Greyhound bus to finally visit her dad’s grave and to face the truth: that her dad is really gone. Will Mar finally get the closure she so desperately seeks?

This is a touching short story about grief, loss, acceptance and forgiveness. It’s about the comfort of a gifted Christmas angel. It’s about the miracle of healing and unconditional love. More info →
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Bound to Blackwood: House Blackwood Book One

Bound to Blackwood: House Blackwood Book One

Would you surrender your soul for the love of the King?

Lena, a vampire and a Guardian of the Order, has been honour-bound to protect human souls all her life. Acting first and thinking second is what's saved her skin time and again in the war against the Fallen, but her disregard for orders soon catches up with her when her boss is seriously injured. Forced to take responsibility for her actions, Lena is thrust into the path of her very own kryptonite; Thorn. The raw power of his soul calls to her and his mere presence lights a fire within her that she cannot contain.

With Vampire magic waning and the race in crisis, can either of them afford to ignore Nature's call? If they do, the future of the race is in jeopardy. If they don't, they will both lose the most precious part of themselves. Their souls.

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Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage

Victoria Anne McBride is dead, mourned and buried. Unfortunately, she doesn’t see it that way and refuses to move on. There’s something she needs to tell her husband, Will. Until she does, she will wait for his return to their home, Stone Cottage. For as long as it takes, she will wait...wait...wait.

Rebecca Wainwright is a 21st century woman. Her world is perfectly controlled. Just the way she likes it. Tragedy strikes and she descends into chaos. Trying to heal, she searches for a sanctuary...a place of her own, away from the burdensome concern of her family and best friend. A place where she can lick her wounds without anyone watching. She stumbles across a lovely stone home located off the beaten path and feels completely at home, as if she’d been there before. Why is she so drawn to this place? How can it help her to heal?

Perhaps, Annie can help.

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Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm

Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm

Welcome to the Dark Realm. A delicious realm of darkness where the residents trade in the mundane for choice cuts of fear and dread.

This collection of meaty tidbits will have you screaming for more.

Included in this collection are such juicy titles as:

PENANCE'

Deep within the bowels of an ancient convent, Sister Elizabeta is praying for forgiveness while the Council of Elders plan a horrifying punishment for her.

A BITE FROM THE DARK REALM,

A strange race of carniverous takes up residence in a suburban supermarket.

SPEAK NO EVIL,

A deaf woman takes her revenge on a philandering boyfriend.

These and other tales await you in the Dark Realm.

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Magnolia Flames

Magnolia Flames

Churches are burning in Oak Bend, Mississippi, and time is running out to find the arsonist.

ATF Special Agent Carter Boone arrives in Oak Bend after following church fires across two states. Determined to find the suspect and make the arrest so he can earn his next promotion, Carter believes he has finally identified the arsonist: the brother of an Oak Bend police officer. But instead of making what he’d hoped would be an easy arrest, he finds himself locking horns with his suspect’s beautiful sister.

Police Officer Eve Sutton is conducting an investigation of her own. She knows her brother is innocent, even if the handsome but stubborn special agent in charge refuses to believe her. But as she gets closer to uncovering the truth, arson turns to attempted murder, and Eve discovers that her role in the investigation could cause her to become the killer’s next victim.

As Carter and Eve race to catch a deadly criminal, tempers clash and desires erupt, but the simmering passion between them is as difficult to contain as the fires burning in Oak Bend. Can they find the culprit before the town – and their hot romance – goes up in flames?

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The Truth Will Out

The Truth Will Out

Kelly needs to escape from her abusive and controlling boyfriend, but she's terrified to leave. She’s then given a chance to start a fresh, but is the cost for her freedom too high?

Sarah is happy in her life. She has a dream job and a perfect roommate. But when a brick is thrown through the window, followed by a letter containing razor blades, her life starts to spin out of control. Detective Ryan Andrews is on the case and the two quickly form a close bond.

Will Kelly pay that price for freedom? Can Sarah's secret past be kept from Ryan?

In the end The Truth Will Out.

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Ice Rift

Ice Rift

Action adventure sci-fi horror set in Antarctica.

Humans have always looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.

They have been looking in the wrong place.

They are already here, entombed in a spaceship beneath Antarctic ice for thousands of years.

The ice is melting and they will soon be free.


A huge rift in the ice is discovered in Antarctica that stretches for 18 miles, (29 km) and 820 feet (250 meters) apart at its widest point.

When environmental scientists enter the ice rift to check out an anomaly on NASA's satellite scans of the area, they discover something far more life threatening than the raging blizzard trapping them in the rift. They are unarmed and unprepared for their ensuing fight for survival.

Ice Rift plot themes:

Action

Adventure

Survival

Horror

Science fiction

First Contact

Aliens

Spacecraft

Exploration

First feedback:

"An exciting adrenaline rush that rarely lets you stop for a breather."

"The story quickly draws you in and refuses to let go until the last page. An excellent adventure set in Antarctica. 10/10."

"The imaginative mind of the author has produced a thrilling action adventure horror filled with atmosphere and claustrophobic locations. I dreaded each time the characters opened another door. Highly enjoyable read."

"Atmospheric locations and a cleverly written plot full of surprises. Richard was my favourite character. It was easy to imagine myself exploring the spacecraft with them. I liked the way the scientists had no weapons to defend themselves with, but had to rely on their wits to survive. It made a change from the usual gung-ho hero machinegun killing scenarios."


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Operation Ivy Bells: A submarine novel of covert diving and underwater espionage during the Cold War

Operation Ivy Bells: A submarine novel of covert diving and underwater espionage during the Cold War

Winning the Cold War is in the balance…

A super-secret, off-the-books spy organization; a security-clearance starting at Top Secret and going up from there; an attack by giant squid during a thousand-foot dive while breathing an exotic gas; a cat's whisker escape from death during a three-day decompression – and that's just the first two chapters of "Operation Ivy Bells," before the action really gets underway.

In a fast-paced, personal narrative, J.R. "Mac" MacDowell details a breathtaking series of events during a super-secret intelligence gathering operation at the height of the Cold War. Riding the nuclear submarine "Halibut," Mac and his saturation diving team surreptitiously enter the Soviet-controlled Sea of Okhotsk on a proof-of-concept mission. They install a tap on an underwater communications cable at 400 feet, and narrowly escape death when a storm snaps "Halibut's" anchor cables. They retrieve missile parts from a Soviet missile-test splash-zone, getting caught in a sonar-web set by the crafty skipper of an old Soviet diesel submarine. Mac's divers temporarily disable the sub, and "Halibut" escapes to Guam, dogged by the sub Skipper.

Having proved the concept, they return in a "Halibut" outfitted with skids so she can sit on the bottom to attach a 12-thousand-pound pod to the cable for future retrieval. In the missile splash-zone, they lock in deadly underwater combat with Soviet divers. With the free world at stake, they capture one and kill the rest. "Halibut's" submariners and saturation divers finally return home without ever publicly revealing their crucial contribution to winning the Cold War, receiving an unpublicized Presidential Unit Citation.

Blending personal experience and real-world events in a fictional wrapping, "Operation Ivy Bells" offers a never-before-seen glimpse of these heroic men fearlessly facing death to gather the intel that tipped the scales to win the Cold War.

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The Shadow of Narwyrm: (Rangers of Laerean, #3)

The Shadow of Narwyrm: (Rangers of Laerean, #3)

The world of Hir now stands on the brink of war with the demonic Manenase and their massive horde of Morok minions. Baric and his friends journey to the haunted Ghost Swamp to find the lost Amulet of Thiranor, which holds the key to stopping Doomrage, once and for all.

In the epic conclusion to the Shadows Trilogy of the Rangers of Laerean series, much lore from the ancient past is learned, while the shadow of the great Dragon Spirit, Narwyrm, looms over them all.

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Gretchen Falls

Gretchen Falls

A collection of short stories based upon some of the characters from the author's first book, An Unlikely Source. Quaint, down-to-earth and some quirky - these people will grow on you. They represent a simpler life in a small town called Gretchen Falls. Allow yourself to temporarily escape the hectic world that we live in by transporting to a town that is refreshing and its people, charming. More info →
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The Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope

What if advances in artificial intelligence, combined with mystical elements found in the earth, could produce inexplicable images of the future? Harold Donaldson unwillingly becomes the custodian of a beautiful, handcrafted kaleidoscope that changes the viewer’s future and becomes the focus of evil operatives intent on capturing the kaleidoscope for nefarious purposes.

Brilliant but socially inept, Harold has distanced himself from any connection to his dysfunctional childhood. Abandoned by a father accused of his mother’s death, Harold trusts no one until the ’scope forces him to accept a circle of friends he must rely on. To protect all their lives from imminent danger, Harold must discover the source of the ’scope’s mysterious powers. Just as he is on the verge of learning how it works and why his past connects to his future, he must face disturbing truths he’s run from all his life. More info →
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Caught Between Two Worlds

Caught Between Two Worlds

A vacation on the shores of the Egyptian Red Sea was Veronica Blake’s long lasting dream.

But dreams turn into nightmares. Controlling boyfriend Peter complains and embarrasses her frequently in front of everybody from the start. A trip to the ancient sites turns into a disaster. But the salvation comes in the form of the mysterious Nicholas, a blue-eyed man she remembers from the hotel.

Deep in the Sahara desert Veronica encounters a totally different way of life. She desperately seeks the truth about everything that happened. Alone and afraid of her new written future she finds consolation with Nicholas, the only man she’s left to trust.

Will she ever accept the truth she seeks, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

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Dogged by Love

Dogged by Love

This is a novella-length title.

Rufus the dog and his owner Edward are the best of friends. They spend their evenings sharing pizzas and cans of beef stew while watching movies. What could be better? When Edward decides to try online dating, Rufus's small, furry world is turned upside down. Gone are the days of lounging and cuddle time! Now it's one undesirable lady after another, coming into their once-peaceful lives. Will Edward ever find love, and if he does, will there still be room in his heart for Rufus?

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Boots on the Ground: A Wrestling with Romance Novella

Boots on the Ground: A Wrestling with Romance Novella

As the owner of the world's largest professional wrestling establishment, Lucille Boots doesn't have time for dating. She's too busy keeping her wrestlers happy, getting choke-slammed on national television, and spending time with her college-aged daughter to worry about something as tedious as romance.

When her ex-husband sets out to recapture the empire he helped build, Lucille's life goes from hectic to haywire. The only bright spot she can see is with the ultimate off-limits option: a professional wrestler. Will she break her own rules for love, or will it be business as usual?

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The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy

The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy

The author of Right Under Your Nose: A Christmas Story brings you another sweet, festive holiday novella.

At just twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s ecstatic that she’s about to embark on a fun, cushy career while living in the cutest, quaintest town she’s ever known.

She’s barely settled into her desk at work when that famous Snowflake Valley shimmer starts to fizzle. The real Snowflake Valley bears little resemblance to the picture postcard tourist destination she and her family loved when she was a child. Her new co-workers are uninspiring, to say the least, and the problems that people are submitting to the Gazette are much weightier than what she was expecting.

Losing faith in herself, Elinor considers cutting her losses and moving on. However, the attention of hot young reporter Nile might be enough to get her past her chilly start in Snowflake Valley, and back to seeing its charm once again.

This is a novella length book.

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Right Under Your Nose: A Christmas Story

Right Under Your Nose: A Christmas Story

This is a novella length book.

Ariadne Daniels seems to have it all: A successful career as a pastry chef, a Victorian home in a trendy neighborhood, and her dedicated boyfriend Scott who she's been with for years.

Her life is great until the day she stops by Scott's apartment to surprise him and finds out that he's not so dedicated to her after all. Shocked and too depressed to celebrate, she decides to skip Christmas. Her best friend Jess does his part to convince her otherwise, but Ariadne's determined to wallow in her misery, at least until spring.

Life has other plans for her, however. Some helpful meddling from a new friend at a local bookstore, along with some questionable behavior on the part of Jess’s girlfriend, turn Ariadne’s ho-hum holiday plans on their head.

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Ring in the New Year

Ring in the New Year

It’s a new year and there’s a wedding to plan! Pastry chef Ariadne is busy choosing the perfect venue, the perfect dress, and, of course, she’s busy fine-tuning the perfect cake recipes for the big day. Her happily-ever-after is in sight, until the biggest bombshell that could be dropped comes crashing down on her wedding plans. Just when she thought she’d finally found happiness, she’s left devastated.
With her family, career, and future on the line, Ariadne has everything to lose. Can she bounce back from this and have the life she deserves, or will she find herself alone?

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Lives Collide: Collide Series (Book 1)

Lives Collide: Collide Series (Book 1)

You can plan your life, but sometimes life has a mind of its own…

Following Lisa’s near-death experience as a teenager, she is haunted by the emerald-green eyes of the stranger who saved her life. Her only connection to him is the leather jacket he left behind. Years later, she’s still reeling from the aftereffects of her injuries, convinced that no man will love her once he uncovers her secret. She lives a life of solitude and hides behind her days of monotony. And then James storms into her life.

After James helps a young girl in a car accident, he sets his life course—determined that nothing will stand in his way. Once he accomplishes his dreams, one unforeseen event changes his orderly existence into one of chaos. He spirals downward and can’t summon the strength to pull himself from the edge of despair. Until Lisa becomes a beautiful distraction.

Familiarity and a sense of peace draw them to one another. They soon discover they lived parallel lives that intertwined at the most crucial points. Can their revelations help them face their fears and move forward, or will history repeat itself?

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Chicks Dig the Accent

Chicks Dig the Accent

Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill right-wing boyfriend, Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris. She is desperate to shake things up--and find that sexy foreign man.

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English prof’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along. More info →
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Sonnet Coupled

Sonnet Coupled

ALWAYS FAITHFUL

Sheltered and cosseted, Sonnet Mendoza abided by her papi’s wishes her whole life: no boys, studies first and always. Now an ER nurse in a busy Chicago hospital, medical school is so close Sonnet can taste it. Just like her father always wanted. Just like she can she can taste all the things she wants—like Griffith Parker, the man of her dreams and her new housemate.

Working “graves” in a large hospital as a security guard while attending the police academy during the day doesn’t leave ex-Marine Griffith Parker any personal time, but after meeting the beautiful Sonnet Mendoza, business as usual is anything but. Sassy, smart…and interested in him, too? Except, she’s made an art of keeping her distance, and she’s been clear that her plans don’t include him. But the heart wants what the heart wants. His wants Sonnet. He’ll put it on the line to win her. More info →
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Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Billy is not a pencil who wants to write about adventures--he wants to live them!

He gets more than his share, though, when he heads out into the world on a quest to find A's friends B to Z. Where they are, is a mystery, but Billy has to find them before A is moving to a new home.

In a whirlwind of adventures, Billy has to brave raging rivers, fight fires, and deal with giant spiders, liars, and crooks. He will need all the help his new animal friends like Dudley Bug, Miss Eagerdig, Director Daydoze, and Gobble DeGoop can give him.

With only fourteen days to go, it's a race against time.Still, twenty-five letters should be hard to miss. After all, how big can the world be?

Will Billy keep his promise and find the letters in time, or will A lose her friends forever?

Billy wants adventures--and Holy Jotter, does he get them!

FANPENCILTASTIC has everything children will love; adventures, fun, friendship, a fairy tale, jokes, tongue twisters, mystery, and lovable animal characters.

Each of the twenty-six chapters features a fun adventure as we follow Billy the pencil over fields, through forests, into factories, across farm yards, and join his epic quest.

Mark Kelly, National School Principal:

"Fanpenciltastic sparkles with wit and humour, artfully smuggling the learning of words into a beautiful story of a pencil on a quest. Billy the Pencil is a character that children will love, bursting with energy, helping whoever he meets as he journeys through the world. The quality of Tessa's writing is matched by the gorgeous illustrations that stud the story. Very impressive indeed. My nine-year-old loved it."

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Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Fiona has a big butt and big dancing dreams, which, according to her mom, don't go well together. Now, at the age of thirty-five, Fiona is finally ready to prove to her mom, the world, and herself that every body can be a dancer's body...

All her life, Fiona Madsen has dreamed of becoming a dancer—a dream that was shattered on her seventh birthday when her mom told her that dancing was not for “fat girls” like her. Now, Fiona is again confronted with her weight issues when the HR department at work kindly encourages her to attend a support group for people with health problems. Here, she connects with Skinny Stu from accounting and realizes the two of them have more in common than she could ever imagine.

To address their issues, Stu suggests the two sign up for a Dancing With the Local Stars competition. After much deliberation and soul searching, Fiona says yes and together they—Fat Fiona and Skinny Stu—embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. But they must overcome one major obstacle first… Fiona’s sister, who’s running for mayor, finds out about the competition and threatens to have Fiona disqualified.Will Fiona withdraw from the competition to protect her sister’s reputation or will she follow her childhood dream of becoming the ultimate Dancing Queen?

Set in everyday life in Seattle, Dancing Queen is a story of hope and finding the courage to be happy with who you are instead of who others think you are.

"Dance your heartbreak away with Dancing Queen.

Flagged by a new program at their mutual workplace for weight issues, co-workers Fiona and Stu are thrown together as an unlikely pair of unwilling participants. When quilting is suggested as a hobby to replace their total opposite eating disorders, they come up with their own plan to enter a dancing contest, a local version of Dancing With the Stars. Fiona, dubbed Fat Fiona nearly all her life, has long given up her 'closet dream' of dancing, thanks to her mother, whose bias towards Fiona's older, thinner, more successful sister, Violet, is as obvious as Fiona's big butt. Stu, on the other hand, is a calorie-counting, veggie-crunching skinny man with his own set of self-esteem issues, also thanks to sibling bias from a cruel-tongued parent--his father.

The transformation of Fi and Stu's unlikely friendship into two skilled dance partners is a marvelous story! Charlotte Roth uses stories from both characters' pasts to deal with life-altering self-image and self-worth issues. It's a joy to watch them slowly work through feelings of disappointment and heartbreak for ones of self-acceptance and finally hope, eventually leading to forgiveness and much more. With superb character development and a well-executed storyline, Dancing Queen was a joy to read, from start to up-lifting finish. There were several typos but none that took me out of the story, so I'm not deducting for them. I give this highly recommended read a solid five stars! Well done, Ms. Roth!"
~ L. Leger.

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Lost In Seattle: Miss Apple Pants (Book One)

Lost In Seattle: Miss Apple Pants (Book One)

Ella Jensen is an old soul stuck in a teenager's body, and she doesn't make friends easily. In her senior year of high school, her family moves across the country to Seattle, turning her already-small world upside down. She feels alone and lost… But then she finds a box of decades-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her new midget neighbor, Miss T; she falls in love with Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student; and she learns that sometimes life is what you make it.

But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.

The story—set in 2012 and the eighties in the sweet Seattle rain—is a celebration of life, love, friendship, motherhood, and that special bond of girls, daughters, women, and mothers across generations.

"Charlotte Roth caught my attention with the snappy chapter titles. She kept it with snappy dialogue, which I adore, unique characters, which I fell in love with, and a story filled with heartbreaking, humorous, and heartwarming moments.

It hasn't been easy for Eleanor, living with her tree hugging, 'hippie-like' parents. She's not happy when they move her from the east coast all the way to Washington state. After an exhausting cross-country drive with her parents in a U-Haul truck, they finally reach their destination, only to find the truck is filled with another family's belongings. After five days of being stranded with nothing of their own and limited funds, they finally decide to get some use out of the unclaimed contents of the truck. When they find an iron mailbox full of letters from 30 years ago, the two women in the family decide to read them. The tales of a young couple's struggles three decades earlier weave a complex and interesting pattern into this already interesting web of entertaining story line.

This first story of Ms. Roth reads like it's her tenth, with crisp, clean writing. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.

I give it 5 stars and high recommendations!"


Lori Leger, Author of Fictional Romance with a Cajun flair. Owner/Editor at Cajunflair Publishing

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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly looked into the eyes of your handsome ex-boyfriend at a romantic wedding in Rome... far away from your husband?

It all starts with Facebook and a reality check in the mirror... Helen, a married, middle-aged woman, clicks on a high school reunion site on Facebook and finds herself staring at pictures of Rob—the old boyfriend—and his perfect life. When she learns he’s going to a mutual classmate’s wedding in Rome, she decides to go. But when she finally looks into Rob’s sexy and familiar eyes, she’s overwhelmed—afraid where her rekindled emotions will take her in the City of Love. When her husband shows up unannounced and confronts her, Helen runs away—drunk and confused—and spends the next few days roaming the streets of Rome, wrestling with past feelings come to life in the present tense. When Rob suddenly reappears, looking more handsome than ever, her cold feet thaw. It only takes one small kiss from him and suddenly she stands to lose everything.

Contrasting everyday life in gray, cloudy Seattle with sunny, romantic Rome, The One That Got Away is about the search for love and validation, and the perfect life—fueled by the Hallmark card images on Facebook where everyone is happier, prettier, and skinnier.

"We can all get confused and lost!

Helen is just like the rest of us: Even though we’re all grownups and supposed to have it all down, we can still get very insecure, and we are certainly not perfect which is why it was very engaging to read about how Helen reacts when she meets her old fiancé in Rome. Of course, it stirs up a lot of old feelings and puts Helen in an even more difficult and emotional situation when her husband shows up, too. Not your typical love triangle drama. More a modern love story about grownups and how we can all get confused and lost at any age."


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Holding on to Hurt

Holding on to Hurt

“I dread that every day I live, I’m one day further away from my life with Scottie”

Irene Hurt has always dreamed of having a large family with her adoring husband Bruce. That dream is shattered when her doctor performs a hysterectomy after the birth of her only son Scottie. Though heartbroken, Irene accepts the outcome and cherishes every moment with her son and her husband, until ... the day she gets the call every mother dreads. Scottie is injured in a mass school shooting and is rushed to the ICU, where he's put into a medically induced coma to wait out his fate.

Devastated, Bruce pulls away and even tries to convince Irene to remove Scottie's life support, to save his son from a life of lesser existence. But, Irene refuses to give up hope.

On her journey through grief, denial, anger and finally, acceptance, Irene discovers more about the events of that tragic day, the boy who shot her son and then took his own life, and the husband she thought she knew and could trust.

Will Scottie pull through and, once again, be the glue that keeps this family together? Or, will Irene accept that sometimes, the best thing a mother can do for her child is let go?

Set in the darkest hours of winter in Seattle, Holding on to Hurt tells the gripping story of one mother's fight to keep her son alive, no matter what she has to sacrifice.

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Alphabet’s Zoo

Alphabet’s Zoo

A rhyming story full of amazing animal pictures, fun letters, and extra riddles.

The letters of the alphabet are hatching a plan to create a zoo.

But which animal does each letter pick? Who are their favourites?

Beautifully illustrated picture book with fun on every page. More info →
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Talking Tales: Puppy’s Bubble

Talking Tales: Puppy’s Bubble

When Puppy wakes up from a nap, he sees a bubble. When it disappears, Puppy begins his long journey to find the missing bubble. Will Puppy find the bubble, or has it vanished forever? This engaging story is a fun way to read to little ones while promoting babbling, early words and language skills. It provides over 90 examples of some of the earliest developing sounds in their most common word positions including "p", "b", "m", "n", "d" and "h". This book also includes tips for encouraging speech development. More info →
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Talking Tales: Sam’s Sticky Sucker

Talking Tales: Sam’s Sticky Sucker

Sam has dreamed all night about his strawberry sucker. When morning arrives, he is unable to resist sneaking downstairs to eat his sucker before breakfast. But when mom comes toward the room and Sam is forced to run back to bed, he loses track of his sticky strawberry sucker. Now where could that sticky strawberry sucker have gone? Will Sam find the sucker before his mom? This funny story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 170 examples of the “s” sound in various word locations and blends to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home. More info →
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Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar

Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar

When Teri hears a small voice calling her, she never would have guessed who she would meet…a cricket! But not just any cricket. This cricket has a guitar. He is hoping that Teri can help him replace a broken string on his guitar. Will Teri’s creative thinking be able to help cricket, or will cricket never play his guitar again? This engaging story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 80 examples of the “t” sound in various word locations to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home. More info →
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