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Parasite Girls

Parasite Girls

Aidan Connor is a globetrotting American photojournalist. Burned out from a disastrous assignment, he turns up on the Tokyo doorstep of his old college friend, Mima. He soon learns that Mima's past (and his own) become present.

A talented artist, Mima is struggling to make it on her own. Two of her oldest friends, Sora and Eko are also battling a peculiar form of social injustice: they are branded "Parasite Singles" because both still live at home despite being in their early thirties.

Aidan knows everyone has a story: a brilliant painter, Sora suffers from mental illness. Eko, who appears to be the poster child for the term also has a dark past.

As he remakes himself, Aidan is reminded of what kept him close to Mima all these years. He also sees what keeps Mima, Sora, Eko and Mima's old love so close as well...one thing never dies. 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 . . .

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El despertar: La saga de Ydron (Spanish Edition)

El despertar: La saga de Ydron (Spanish Edition)

BOOK DESCRIPTION: (This is the Spanish edition of "Awakening" by Raymond Bolton)

¿Cómo es que un mundo armado con arcos, flechas y catapultas, donde la energía de vapor apenas ha comenzado a reemplazar a los caballos y barcos de vela, evita la conquista que viene de más allá de las estrellas? El Príncipe Regilius ha sido configurado para combatir a los Dalthin, una especie alienígena depredadora que esclaviza a mundos telepáticamente, y para hacerlo, debe unir a su pueblo.

Pero cuando su madre asesina a su padre, la tierra se sume en el caos y puede resultarle imposible cumplir con su tarea. Enfrentado a matar a quien le dio la vida, por proteger a su mundo, busca una opción mejor. Ambientado en una tierra vasta y diversa donde telépatas y aquellos con habilidades mentales extraordinarias cambian el curso de los eventos, EL DESPERTAR va a la médula de la familia, la amistad y la traición. More info →
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Shadow Storm (Quantum Touch Book 3)

Shadow Storm (Quantum Touch Book 3)

Will evil prevail? Can the portal “Give Peace a Chance?”

What will Fritz Russell have to confront next? And where? After he opened the portal into the Oval Office and became friends with the man who works there, Fritz reluctantly agreed to help the president make the world a safer place. He saved hostages, helped prevent a nuclear war, and began a life of excitement and danger he never saw coming.

Now an ominous shadow has been cast by a hidden enemy prepared to use violence to upend world affairs. The president has only a year left in office, and every disruption fuels his concern. As violence escalates and Fritz himself becomes a target, the portal may be the only way he and the president can end the growing danger and bring peace to the globe.

But the voice in the shadows believes they cannot thwart his plan. “Uncertainty breeds fear,” he says. “Fear wins elections. Scared people don’t want more of what makes them afraid.”

SHADOW STORM (the third book of the Quantum Touch series) plunges Fritz into the portal’s mysteries and dangers. More info →
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What Sara Saw

What Sara Saw

A simple pencil drawing, this depiction of a child watching from the reeds of a country pond frustrates and angers Geoffrey, unexpected reactions that stir Phrekka’s lifelong passion for understanding the elusive power artists infuse in their creations.

Their only clue a “Sara” signature, the unemployed graphic designer persuades the enchanting Korean-American curator to help him discover more images by this enigmatic artist. From her world of privilege and mystical spiritualism to his of heartland farms and fundamentalist values, they will cross the country in search of the meaning in Sara’s sketches, an odyssey to divine one extraordinary person’s singular secret for touching people’s souls.

Staggering revelations entangle them with issues of mortality and faith, sexuality and family violence, obligation and responsibility, deception and truth. Only by looking close at the dark and profane will they have any chance of coming together to create a legacy more beautiful than either ever imagined.

What Sara Saw paints exquisitely vivid portraits of two young people who must follow their hearts to recapture that innocent grace long lost to the whims of circumstance and fate. More info →
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Zhasou Pure

Zhasou Pure

How can I kill my own kids? Purple-skinned Sullrob could never imagine taking his loved ones’ lives, be they racially contaminated or not—but others prove all too eager to seize that honor.

Am I risking my children’s future? Peach-faced widower-dad Brog Pawligan tries smuggling to build a better life ground-side for his own “orbiter brats”—but what will happen to them if he gets caught . . . or worse?

“Abig big big peoples an’ li’l peoples,” says big brown-bodied Heilen Hewed about his burgeoning community, “peoples of ev-ree colors, afrom all over th’galaxy!”—but will the lethal aspirations of an interplanetary corporation steal this stellar chance to reclaim his wife and boy?

There where fuzzy weenshuggers sing in the pink light of dual moons, where prejudice and fear threaten to out-kill a deadly global plague, how can the ascension of one squeaky-voiced little Seeliot lad save billions of souls scattered among the stars?

It might just be time for a new breed in myriad colors to transform the ancient Celebration of Life—the recitation, ritual water, and tiniest pinch of pungent sweet granules from the exquisite purple plant that everybody adores served up . . . Zhasou Pure! More info →
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GeezWriter How-To: Point of View: An Author’s Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Character Perspectives

GeezWriter How-To: Point of View: An Author’s Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Character Perspectives

GeezWriter How-to: Point of View: An Author's Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Character Perspectives is the clearest and most succinct guide to mastering POV for vivid characterization, compelling narrative, and powerful reader immersion.

Skill building includes literary conventions and the five fundamentals of POV; then structuring, splitting, rewinding, intrusion, strategic planning, and more. Mastering POV narrative person and voice builds to interpreting other POVs, manipulating author knowledge, and recognizing special exceptions. A detailed “POV-Duh!” lesson trains writers to identify unnecessary POV reminders, then to transform them with innovative creative techniques. Seven practice exercises ranging from basic to advanced explore and reinforce any author’s POV finesse.

With the GeezWriter POV how-to, even the most skilled story-tellers discover compelling new ways to impress demanding critics and captivate discerning readers. More info →
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GeezWriter How-To: Narrative: An Author’s Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Narratives & Styles

GeezWriter How-To: Narrative: An Author’s Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Narratives & Styles

GeezWriter How-To: Narrative: An Author’s Guide to Finessing Compelling Story Narratives & Styles guides savvy writers toward ever-greater mastery of the traditional methods and myriad new possibilities in story-telling.

From the basics of planning narrative person, tense, identity, and listener; through the art of fashioning narrative format, structure, awareness, and innovative variations; this GeezWriter How-to builds your burgeoning expertise with concise examples even as it expands the limitless potential of your own creativity. Next, a series of writers’ tips focuses on developing narrative voices that compel discerning readers not just to hear, but to listen for the ideas in your words. Finally, you may opt to refine your skills with several levels of increasingly challenging practice assignments.

Command a growing audience impressed by the unique narration in your own successful publications. You have stories to tell. Tell them with your best Narrative Finesse. More info →
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Invigilator

Invigilator

A Tennessee teen in the mid-1990s, Eugene Weisman enjoys pretending to defend a so-called “alien”—until the game turns deadly and his life depends on what others believe.

Hand-picked to helm Program Invigil, Colonel Chester McGovern takes responsibility for detection, isolation, and eradication—then unleashes enormous inter-military power cloaked in black-helicopter secrecy.

Tiring of the clandestine wet-work biz, soldier of fortune Flynn Durbett settles down to run a weapons-smuggling ring for governments and underground patriots—but then old obligations renew, and his own opinions matter less than standing up for others’.

As Eugene attracts followers who declare him the true savior, McGovern lays siege to American citizens while searching for the missing black box in his obsessive mission to preserve life as we know it.

Do we really need to be protected? And who will deliver us?—the military, or a loosely organized rag-tag militia? Is it all fantasy, or a threat greater than we ever imagined?

Everybody has the right to believe, but only one can be the Invigilator.

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Apocalypse Orphan (The Fractured Earth Saga Book 1)

Apocalypse Orphan (The Fractured Earth Saga Book 1)

Commander Orlando Iron Wolf is aboard the International Space Station when a blinking light on his computer console alerts him to a fast moving comet headed for a collision with planet Earth.

With no way to stop the impending doomsday, the world descends into panic and anarchy. Massive transport ships are built to colonize the moon, and evacuation of a chosen few begins.

After a shuttle mission to study the approaching comet goes awry, Wolf is forced into cryogenic deep sleep, and the onboard computer assumes control of the ship.

Wolf awakens 50,000 years later to a wildly different earth. Endowed with incredible strength, he finds himself caught in a war between primitive tribes, and his survival depends on Syn, an advanced computer intelligence who has fallen in love with him.

Will Wolf be able to help restore Earth to its past glory or is civilization doomed to fail?

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Vigilante Annie Scarlotte: Anthology: The Complete First Series

Vigilante Annie Scarlotte: Anthology: The Complete First Series

Because Annie has no recollection of her birth parents, her life is full of unknowns. Still, she seems relatively content with her simple existence in Washington, DC. Marcus, her new Italian boyfriend, adds much desired spice to her life despite secrecy about his position at SecureVest. But when Annie becomes mysteriously ill, it is the catalyst for a life far from simple.

Seemingly by luck, Annie discovers that she is maturing into a dhampir (a vampire/human hybrid), and to survive she must feed on fresh human blood. With Marcus fully aware of Annie's predicament, they concoct a scheme: find the evil living among us and act where justice does not.

Vigilante Annie is born.

In trying to adjust to her new life, Annie feels like a stranger in an unfamiliar land. Because Annie yearns to belong, she confides in father-figure Larry. When Annie finds out her friend Elisa works at SecureVest, where Marcus is employed, things unravel beyond control, and forgotten years from Annie's childhood make themselves known piece by piece.

Will Annie be able to satisfy her body's cravings and stay alive?

Who wants to use her for their own agenda?

Can Annie trust Elisa's friends?

Will she ever have the chance to meet her mother?

In the end, will Annie be a slave to those who would use her, or will she have an opportunity for a freedom she has never known?

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Joanna’s Journey

Joanna’s Journey

Escaping a broken romance, Joanna runs head long into another, and then another. Managing two long distance relationships at the same time is complicated and made even more so when her best friend is a good looking guy who knows her better than most.

Set in the 1980s, Joanna and her sister, Sandie are two very beautiful women. After a cruel upbringing, both girls have their scars, but deal with things differently and as with most sisters, they clash.

When the unthinkable happens and Joanna's world implodes, she finds herself alone to face what she can't and won't accept. It is times like these you find out who your friends are and who you can trust, or more importantly, who you can't.

Note: This book was originally called Star Struck and as gone through a rewrite.

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The Royals of Monterra: A Design for Love (Kindle Worlds Novella)

The Royals of Monterra: A Design for Love (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Maddy Whitcomb is a brilliant architect trying to make a name for herself in the all male pool of architects at Bleeker's Architectural Firm. From her domineering father to her boss who trivializes her talent, to Derek Nichols who goes out of his way to make her life miserable, men always seem to stand in her way when it comes to realizing her dreams. That is until Jason Cornish, a developer from Australia, arrives on the scene promising to make all her dreams come true.

Derek won’t admit it, not even to himself, that he is more than a little attracted to Maddy. Therefore, when it becomes obvious that Jason is determined to win Maddy’s heart no matter the cost, Derek’s protective nature slips out in spite of promising himself to never let another woman into his heart.

Will Derek open his heart in order to save Maddy or will Jason’s secret agenda to win Maddy prove too much to overcome? Will Maddy’s dreams be crushed again?

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Loving Marie

Loving Marie

Krista Bordon-Hathaway believes her friend Marie lived a fairy-tale life before her tragic death a short time ago. The perfect home in the mountains of Colorado. The perfect husband who'd loved her since they were teens. The perfect miracle child born in spite of Marie's heart problems.

Krista's life is far from perfect, and when it falls apart one final time, she runs away to find Marie's old house in Vermont, a place where Krista can get lost.

Only one problem: Marie's life, far from drama-free, is slowly becoming Krista's.

She immerses herself in Marie's world, and though it complicates hers, her own healing begins, and she finds a love that makes her believe again.

Until her ex-husband decides it's time to end this charade.

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Angel of Death

Angel of Death

Friends from college, Tancy and Audrey love one another like family. They grew up in very different worlds, one poor, with absent, drug-addicted parents, the other with wealth and privilege. As roommates, they delve into the seedy world of escorts as they try to solve a cold case murder from Tancy's childhood. Chance meetings and twists of fate alter both their lives. Romance, steamy sex and danger await the women, as everything about the murder is uncovered. Shocking details emerge that change their lives forever and reinforces the bond of true friendship. More info →
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The Lyncis Optima Concordat

The Lyncis Optima Concordat

The Dinarians are the bearers of two incredible gifts. It was they who first gained the ability to traverse space. As they did so, they became aware of the fact that every heavenly body, whether it be star or planet, has its own unique gravitational signature - its cosmic fingerprint, so to speak. This knowledge prompted them to depart from the use of propulsion and the vast amounts of fuel expended in travel. Each of these signatures would become the means of moving from point to point. If that signature is selected, a craft is drawn there based upon the signature without the use propulsion. As they continued to map the Lynx region of space they were able to continually expand their familiarity with the whole of the region. At the same time they observed, from a distance, those other races who would soon gain the ability to leave the surface of their worlds - to take flight. These fledgling races, upon doing so, were approached by the Dinarians with an outstretched hand of friendship. Over time, a number of different worlds gained the ability to travel space and others would also follow. The Dinarians decided that something would be needed to prevent any of the travelers from ever encroaching upon or taking advantage of any of the others. An agreement was formed and all who joined were given the secret to the Dinarians’ expertise and knowledge of the region. That is the first of the two gifts. The second is the impressive station where member worlds convene. The Lyncis Optima is the jewel of the galaxy. It was built as a gift to those member worlds and the Dinarians are the perpetual hosts. For millennia it has served and those who maintain it are privileged to do so. In circuit it visits the homes of its members and the ambassadors convene in the Great Chamber which is positioned at the nucleus of the station. Together they make up “The Lyncis Optima Concordat”. More info →
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Quest On Kamkor

Quest On Kamkor

Some say that the Trail of Kamkor was formed long ago as a great beast moved along the earth. Some say that Kamkor never ends. One thing is certain. If one is to avoid the dense forests of the highlands Kamkor is the only means of travel; and if these two young men accept their challenge Kamkor, with all of its perils will take them far from the mountains and across the lowlands. Young and naive, the perils of this ancient trail might be too much for ones of such tender years. Two mysterious mentors will aid them . . . if they accept. More info →
The Dragon Curse: A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance

The Dragon Curse: A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance

Nearly 400 years have passed since an evil witch left him with a riddle to solve and cursed him. He has searched high and low to find the cure to break the curse to no avail.
Changing his identity and moving from place to place is the only way to keep his secret from the world. Bronte Petrakis has accumulated a world of wealth and knowledge and is now one of the wealthiest men alive.

When Silene Belmonte gets a promotion working in the main office with her Alpha boss, she is less than thrilled. She is one of the best real estate agents in the business is happy to be best employee of the branch office. However, when they meet, sparks fly and she is quickly sucked in by Bronte’s irresistible charms.

Bronte has fallen for his assistant, but trouble comes knocking in the form of his most dangerous opponent; the one who made him immortal and unable have a relationship.

Find out what happens in this thrilling paranormal dragon shifter story. What happens to the dragon master and how his curse gets broken? Will Silene stick with the dragon or will she flee in fear for her life?

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Wedding Bubbles: (Humorous contemporary women’s short story) (Wellywood Romantic Comedy)

Wedding Bubbles: (Humorous contemporary women’s short story) (Wellywood Romantic Comedy)

Wedding Bubbles is a laugh-out-loud chick lit short story.

All the best maid of honor speeches involve funny stories and heartfelt feelings about the bride, and Jessica Banks’s speech is no exception.

Shame she drank almost her body weight in champagne before standing up to give it, however…

But maybe Jessica will meet her Mr Right at this wedding? After all, being a bridesmaid almost guarantees you’ll meet men. Right?

What could possibly go wrong?

Wedding Bubbles is a stand-alone short and sweet story. It’s also a prequel to the sexy, feel-good romantic comedy Styling Wellwood, Book 1 in the Wellywood Series.

"Kate O'Keeffe's sparkly and witty writing make this novella a super fun read" - Amazon reviewer

"A funny and warm-hearted tale" - Amazon Reviewer

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Eye of a Fly

Eye of a Fly

Short description: Raised by slum-dwelling alcoholics, an autistic teen struggles to complete college and woo a handicapped girl—with bittersweet results.

Longer description: Eye of a Fly is a novel of tragedy and redemption with a cast of characters that includes:

* Ernest Wentworth, a profoundly introverted boy who inhabits a world of mathematics and music. *

Tiffany, his innocent younger sister whose friends practice voodoo.

* Warren, Ernest's talented but learning-disabled younger brother whose suicide triggers the novel's finale.

* Harry, Ernest's father. A former Hollywood screen writer, he has always dreamed of drinking hard, seeing the world, and writing like Hemingway—but only succeeded at the first.

* Annie, a handicapped but radiant girl who draws Ernest out of his shell.

***

JD Salinger for the New Millenium.

A brutal delight written with the compassion and wisdom of the greats, Eye of a Fly by Justin R Smith is one of my favorite books by a living author.

Written in simple, honest and accessible poetic language, it goes right to the reader’s heart. There is so much more to this story than the description would suggest. A truly beautiful transcendent reading experience cleverly disguised as a sincere and heartfelt urban coming of age tale, it is, in fact a journey into the heart of redemption of the human spirit.

And even being at times a real tear-jerker, the book has humorously slapstick moments which are so rude and outright funny, I nearly s**t my pants laughing. The scene at the butcher’s counter at the corner grocery store is one of those hilariously surreal literary memories that I will doubtless take with me to the grave — and quite probably beyond. Justin Smith with this splendid new book has earned himself a place as the new millennium's answer to JD Salinger. Bravo!

— Jonathan Shaw

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The Oak: A Grown Up Fairy Tale

The Oak: A Grown Up Fairy Tale

On the outskirts of small French village lives Keitha Dubois, a beautiful young healer whose small cottage lies under the largest oak of the forest. Her quiet solitary life is filled with caring for the sick, and the everyday work of the age, with the occasional visits of good friends.

But this life is about to change.

The Huntsman. The Constable. The Stranger.

All vying for her love. Yet, who will she choose?

For one wants to possess her, one to protect her and one to love her forever.

Between passion, devotion, and obsession, the crusade to win her heart begins with The Oak.

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At the Heart of the Stone

At the Heart of the Stone

Dreams are the perfect shelter for our fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren’t as ideal, as her long-term relationship with Charles, her controlling fiancé, has hit a dry spell.

When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father’s funeral right in the middle of a high-stakes corporate merger, she heads back to face the demons from her past. What she doesn’t expect is to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O’Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and right into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of being betrayed by Charles and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark’s awareness of the superficiality of her existence and reawakens not only her sexuality, but her soul. 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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The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed: Collected Shorter Stories

The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed: Collected Shorter Stories

"...a great book full of short stories, when you read one, you can't wait to get to the next!" - Audrey #AMAZON

"...highly recommend it to serious readers and fans of short stories. All in all, a pretty great read!" - Amazon Customer

Featuring thirteen new stories by the award-winning author of There Is A Reaper, this wide-ranging collection is about fathers and sons, gods and demi-gods, and other assorted beings both macabre and sublime. Passion blossoms between unusual bedfellows, and in unique circumstances. Newly created worlds abound, exploring depths of pain and loss and boundless joy. Gods and mythological creatures are joined in epic battle, and we confront the strange hungers that bind man and his creations in forbidden love.

Each of these tales will surprise you with twists that are certain to please. From the sublime to the macabre to the bitter-sweet, The Fat Man Gets Out Of Bed will leave you breathless with laughter, brimming with tears, trembling with suspense. More info →
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Looking into the Abyss: Saving the Rhinoceros one story at a time

Looking into the Abyss: Saving the Rhinoceros one story at a time

Looking into the Abyss is an eclectic collection of short stories written by eleven authors from around the globe.

They have joined together to help raise awareness of the plight the Rhinoceros face as they are inexorably edged towards total annihilation.

By buying a copy of this book, you can join us in supporting the few remaining Rhino’s as they are Looking into the Abyss of extinction.

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The Rite of Wands

The Rite of Wands

One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust.

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Saving Detroit: A Challenged Faith Novel

Saving Detroit: A Challenged Faith Novel

Luke Kelso is about to land what he thought was his dream job as crew chief for his dad’s pro-race team, but a celebratory night out with friends turns into a six-month nightmare of abuse after he is drugged and forced into service for a high-end sex trafficking ring.

His rescue and return home to a family that loves him should have given him a safe place to recover and begin rebuilding his life. But when the truth about his family’s involvement in his ordeal is revealed, Luke turns his back on God, his family, and his career, vowing to take down the one who shattered his world forever.

An emotional story of recovery and healing through faith in God, Saving Detroit is a heartbreaking look at the horrors of human trafficking seen through the eyes of a young man fighting a battle against an evil only God can defeat.

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Suspicious Minds: A Romantic Suspense Novel

Suspicious Minds: A Romantic Suspense Novel

Betrayal, Revenge, and Hidden Identity

In the city of Boston lies a story of betrayal, revenge and hidden identity. Ryan Donatelli, posing as Thomas Randolph, sets out to avenge his sister's death, even if it means using Sam Southard's daughter to do it. After all, Ryan is sure Sam's responsible.

Natalie Southard is determined to keep her family business out of the hands of known crime boss, Nick DeMarco. After her father is killed, Natalie and Ryan are forced to run for their lives. But, will they live long enough for their hearts to heal once everything is revealed?

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Live from the Cafe

Live from the Cafe

"What did you dream today?”

Harlandsville, Quebec—look up the definition of small town in a dictionary, and you’ll find its picture.

A one-stoplight village, Harlandsville doesn’t have a lot to offer, or so it seems. Old homes, an abandoned mill, a gas station, one Chinese takeout joint, and a former pub turned into a coffee shop. For the latter, one learns never to judge a book by its cover.

One step through the doors of Le Cafe, and you enter a world where the coffee is brewed one pot at a time through a strange machine, the pastries are homemade, and the music is a roadmap of Canada’s history.

Presided over by Luc, the son of one of Harlandsville’s most loved residents and his partner Emily, the cafe is home to natives and visitors alike. Where the coffee is strong, the spirit of friendship stronger, and occasional strange (and famous?) characters show up to hang out, and play music.

Small-town life, love, change, prejudice, pasts and futures are examined and experienced. The heartbeat of Harlandsville is right here. You never know who’ll show up, or what will happen next, Live from the Cafe...

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Melvin the Reluctant Monster

Melvin the Reluctant Monster

Parents are responsible for teaching their children the virtue of friendship yet too often we wind up placing too much parental pressure. Melvin comes from a long line of successful monsters. His father sends him off to go scare his first person, young Angelina. Melvin gets to her room only to find he can't scare her. Frightened himself, Melvin runs home and tries to hide his failure from his father, knowing he wouldn't understand. Melvin goes back the next night and slowly becomes friends with Angelina. They slowly become friends and Angelina helps Melvin show his father just how good a monster he could be. More info →
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The Purifying Flame: A War Priests of Andrak Story

The Purifying Flame: A War Priests of Andrak Story

For centuries the War Priests of castle Andrak have protected the source of life in the Free Lands: the Purifying Flame from their ancient enemies, the Omegri. Every three months one hundred knights are chosen to defend the castle. Only a few survive. Known as the Burning Season, the knights chosen to defend Castle Andrak alongside the War Priests are whittled down until only a few remain. Those who survive are changed. Lives are given willingly, for should the Omegri succeed in destroying the Flame they will plunge the world into darkness. All life hangs in the balance. More info →
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An Hour of Wolves: A Sleeping Gods Tale (The Sleeping Gods)

An Hour of Wolves: A Sleeping Gods Tale (The Sleeping Gods)

The universe is in chaos. Uneasy tensions rest between the three ruling factions. The priests of the Conclave maintain their hold on over seven hundred worlds in the absence of the gods while members of the Inquisition, and their Prekhauten guard allies, remain ever vigil for signs of heresy. Inquisitor Tolde Breed is summoned to the Inquisitor General's office and given a grave mission. Amongeratix, one of the Three, has escaped his eternal prison and cutting a violent swath across the known universe. Breed is given a handful of Guardsmen and a Blood Witch to hunt down and stop Amongeratix before he manages to awaken the sleeping gods. An hour of wolves dawns on all mankind. More info →
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Through The Suffering of Others: A Fictiongarden Anthology

Through The Suffering of Others: A Fictiongarden Anthology

The second anthology from Fictiongarden.com and almost twice the size of our debut effort, Through The Suffering Of Others expands upon The Door Beyond The Dark's original theme.

Much like the first anthology, Through The Suffering Of Others features established authors such as Lindsay Buroker and Tony Healey as well as returning faces like M. Todd Gallowglas, S.M. White and Tristan Gregory.

We start things off with the aforementioned best-selling author Lindsay Buroker's Shadows Over Innocence, a prequel short story to her Emperor's Edge series. Fans of Buroker will be familiar with the tale, but those who haven't read her work will find an intriguing starting point.

Next comes Kal S. Davian's Branding of a Heretic, the first story in his Nihilan Effect series of shorts and a cleverly written introductory piece about a scholar who uncovers a revolutionary secret that others wish to suppress.

This is swiftly followed by A Man With Purpose by best-selling science fiction author Tony Healey. Set in the same world as his Fallen Crown series, it serves as an excellent introduction to his grim and inhospitable The Bloody North.

Continuing the dark tone, S.M. White's The Last Battleground tells the story of a man who simply refuses to die upon the battlefield, but there's more to this brief tale than meets the eye.

Ogre by Tristan Gregory mixes faith with monsters, as a forgotten cleric returns home having succeeded in his mission to bring the monstrous ogres to his faith.

Michael Watson's western-themed Justine (The Sum of Stories) is the recollection of a self-professed tongue waggler and his encounter with the legendary Justine. It chronicles part of her journey and the subsequent conflicts in a storyteller style.

The Purifying Flame by Christian Warren Freed is a tale of duty and honour as one young man attempts to warn those around him of what it is he has foreseen. The Flame must be defended at all cost, but conflict from within may prevent their latest stand against a monstrous foe.

The Cave by J.R. Karlsson is set in a dark and cold cavern with a group of people who have no escape save for the inevitable death at the hands of their captors. It is their interactions and actions within the titular cave that make things interesting.

Lassie Came Home by Bruce Blake is a deeply twisted reunion story bordering on horror that involves a shape-shifting creature that takes the form of a beloved childhood dog for reasons unknown.

Sichana – Apex Rising by Tom Wright is a hostage pit fighting scenario set in the same Africanesque world as his popcorn fantasy series, where humans and animals are bonded together in pacts, with those bonded to predators seeking to dominate others.

D. Thourson Palmer's The High Red Country is a fantasy western that could have come to our screens in the western's hey-day. It's about justice, or so we're told...

Ken Lim's entry is Thaumaturge, an urban-based fantasy pursuit tale detailing the activities of the Fae Liaison Unit and their latest attempt to apprehend the titular thaumaturge.

Davis Ashura's Prank does exactly what it says. It's a light-hearted tale of the construction and execution of a prank at a military school.

Dragon Company by Patrick J. Loller has an intriguing setting: what if there were genetically altered dragon-like humanoids in World War II?

M. Todd Gallowglas shines in a brief story about an irritable narrator detailing a bedtime tale called The Two Pickpockets. A scenario every parent of a demanding but awake child will relate to.

Talonfall is a full-length novella kindly donated by SG Night and set in The Dominion of Io, the very same world (and with some of the same characters) as his début, Attrition.

Last but most certainly not least is another full-length work by V.M. Jaskiernia, the macabre pseudo-European entanglement of Larkspur: A Necromancer's Romance. The first introductory novella to her much-anticipated Larkspur series. More info →
Crimson Spiders

Crimson Spiders

The universe is at war. Armies of the ruling Imperium struggle against the reptilian Xempsarillian Empire for control of known space. Lost amidst this backdrop are the Crimson Spiders: an elite combat force interested only in surviving the war. The Spiders are deployed to a remote jungle world to halt the attempted Xempsarillian invasion. Their mission is to travel across miles of endless jungle and secure a firebase that has been stalling the regular army’s campaign. The Crimson Spiders battle through inhospitable terrain, losses of key command personnel, and their own doubts and fears only to find the firebase in ruins. A lone survivor tells them of a greater darkness coming for them all. Trapped and cut off from their own lines, the Spiders have no choice but to dig in and hope they have enough to last the night. More info →
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Curse of the Witch Queen: A War Priests of Andrak Saga

Curse of the Witch Queen: A War Priests of Andrak Saga

The War Priests have defended the world since the dawn of time, but their powers are failing. Lord General Rosca dispatches Brother Quinlan and his apprentice, Donal Sawq, to the mountain fortress lair of the fabled Witch Queen. Their mission is simple: find out why the firstborn sons of every land noble are being kidnapped and what the Witch Queen has to do with it. Their journey will be difficult, from the treacherous floating city of Mistwell to the very of the heart of Calad Reach and the lair of the Witch Queen.

The War Priests of Andrak is an exciting new series by award winning and Amazon bestselling author Christian Warren Freed. Join in this adventure as an entirely new world is revealed. This is the second story in the series, the first (The Purifying Flame) having won 4th place in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest in 2012. More info →
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Armies of the Silver Mage

Armies of the Silver Mage

Malweir was once governed by the order of Mages, bringers of peace and light. Centuries passed. Unknown to most, one mage desired power above all else. He turned his will to the banished Dark Gods and brought war to the free lands. Only a handful of mages survived the betrayal and the Silver Mage was left free to twist the darker races to his bidding. The only thing he needs to complete his plan and rule the world forever are the four shards of the crystal of Tol Shere. Delin Kerny and Fennic Attleford never thought that one day they would be forced to flee their town in order to save their lives. Hunted by a ruthless mercenary, the boys are forced into the adventure they only dreamed about.

Ever ashamed of the horrors his kind let loose on the world the last mage, Dakeb, lives his life in shadows. His chance finally comes through the hearts and wills of Delin and Fennic. Dakeb bestows upon them the crystal shard, entrusting them with the one thing capable of restoring peace to Malweir. More info →
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Beyond the Edge of Dawn

Beyond the Edge of Dawn

The Knights of Gaimos are legendary. The very best warriors in the world. Their kingdom was once among the most revered. Once, but no more. Now Gaimos is destroyed. The remnants of its people scattered across every kingdom. Kavan was one of the last sons to be born into Gaimosian society before the fall. Now kingdomless, he does what every good Knight was made for: he roams Malweir in search of the perfect battle. What he finds, in the dead of winter in the kingdom of Aradain, goes beyond any expectation. Werebeasts and agents of evil lurk in the shadows, quickly preparing the land for the return of the dark gods. For Kavan, it will be a struggle just to stay alive. Half the world away, Pirneon, the former Knight Marshal of Gaimos, languishes under petty jobs. His desires for a rebuilt Gaimos conflict with the morality of being a knight. Pirneon will do anything to reclaim his position and the glory of his fallen kingdom. He secretly covets the title by which the rest of Malweir knows them: Vengeance Knights. More info →
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The Lazarus Men

The Lazarus Men

It is the 23rd century. Humankind has reached the stars, building a tentative empire across a score of worlds. Earth’s central government rules weakly as several worlds continue their efforts toward independence. Shadow organizations hide in the midst of the political infighting. Their manifestations of power and influence are beholden only to the highest bidder. The most powerful/insidious/secret of these, The Lazarus Men, has existed for decades, always working outside of morality’s constraints. Led by the enigmatic Mr. Shine, their agents are hand selected from the worst humanity has to offer and available for the right price.

Gerald LaPlant lives an ordinary life on Old Earth. That life is thrown into turmoil on the night he stumbles upon the murder of what appears to be a street thief. Fleeing into the night, Gerald finds himself caught in a war between the Lazarus Men and Roland McMasters, an extremely powerful man dissatisfied with the current regime and with designs on ruling his own empire. More info →
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Lava Storm In the Neighborhood: Nature’s Raw Power Unleashed (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories)

Lava Storm In the Neighborhood: Nature’s Raw Power Unleashed (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories)

Authors were asked to write a short story and include three highlights: lava rocks, the first sign of wildlife, and a bully on the loose. In this creative writing assignment, they were asked to include the theme, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER. Authors were given the following optional backstory: “A worldwide earthquake struck the entire Earth. It caused numerous volcanic eruptions and multiple lava storms. Almost half of the Earth’s forests were burned up. Your character’s neighborhood was completely destroyed except for one, two, or three houses.”

You’ll uncover nature’s raw power world in LAVA STORM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Book 1), written by twenty-three creative fiction authors. With all new believable tales and reasonable consequences triggered by the greatest earthquake on Earth, you will absolutely cherish the question, Am I My Brother’s Keeper? and you’ll want to keep turning the pages for more giant tales. More info →
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Where Have All The Elves Gone?

Where Have All The Elves Gone?

Everyone knows Elves don’t exist. Or do they? Daniel Thomas spent years making a career of turning his imagination into the reality of best selling fantasy novels. But times are tough. No one wants to read about elves and dragons anymore. Daniel learns this firsthand when his agent flatly says no to his latest and, what he deems, to be greatest novel yet. Dissatisfied with the turn to zombies and vampire lovers, he takes his manuscript and heads out to confront his agent. His world changes when he finds his agent dying on the floor of her office. Too late to help, he watches as her dead body disintegrates into a pile of ash and dust. Daniel doesn’t have time to ponder what just happened as a band of assassins breaks in, forcing him to flee to the Citadel and the home of the king of the high elves in order to survive. Daniel soon discovers that all of the creatures he once thought he imagined actually exist and are living among us. His revelation comes at a price however, as he is drawn into a murder-mystery that will push him to the edge of sanity and show him things no human has witnessed in centuries. More info →
Dallas Fire & Rescue: Red Hot Reunion (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Dallas Fire & Rescue: Red Hot Reunion (Kindle Worlds Novella)

When their entire relationship is a lie, how can their love be real?

Hope Mathison’s ten-year high school reunion is approaching, and she’s dying to show everyone she’s no longer the poor, overweight girl from the trailer park. She’s not only lost the weight that made her so self-conscious for years but even started her own successful business as a software developer.

Hope’s plan to show her former bullies that she’s overcome the adversity of her home life and the hell they caused her for four long years has one little snag: she’s still single. Her best friend, Marion, has a solution though. Hope will attend a hot-fireman auction and buy herself a date for the reunion. But Hope never expected the hottest fireman at the auction to be Flynn Eaves, a former high school classmate.

Surprisingly, Flynn not only agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend for the reunion, but asks for a favor in return—that she pretend to be his girlfriend for his cousin’s wedding. As they create a fake relationship to fool old classmates and family members, they discover a real attraction brewing, one he wants to pursue, but the insecurities of Hope’s past might just cost her the one thing she’s always wanted most: to be loved for who she is, even if, at heart, she’ll always be that overweight girl from the trailer park.

But can she trust Flynn when their relationship was built on a lie? Or will the insecurities of her past tear them apart? More info →
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The Runaway Schoolhouse

The Runaway Schoolhouse

Clearie, a one-hundred-year-old schoolhouse, is fed-up.

For so long, he has helped children get educated but been rewarded only by their complaints about how much they hate school.

He longs to get away.

His dream is to go to France, a country he has heard so much about in geography lessons over the years - but how could a schoolhouse possibly travel?

Eventually, he comes up with a plan and enlists the help of two students, the Buggy twins; but not everything works out as he had hoped.

With an attic full of crazy crabs, led by the fearless Lancelot, his journey is less than enjoyable and, in his absence, the school system falls apart.

Will Clearie's dreams come true and the children get their wish for school days to end forever? Or has everyone bitten off more than they can chew?

About the Author Maria Matthews lives near Ashbourne in County Meath, with her husband, one crazy collie and a lazy elkhound – all of whom help to feed her imagination.

Her two grown children return just often enough to check she hasn’t got stuck in a daydream.

Her passions include writing, her family and her work as a volunteer with the river rescue team, in her home county.

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Gwenna (The PastFinders)

Gwenna (The PastFinders)

Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams.

Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died all too soon. Gwenna promised she would bring his dreams to life instead - and she would, if it wasn’t for her domineering stepbrother, Elias. With him in charge, it would be a matter of time before the business collapsed.

Falling in love with the cheeky and charming Johnno opens up other opportunities, but every step of the way Gwenna is thwarted. If not by Elias, then by Johnno’s father and the restraints of a society with strict Victorian values, but Gwenna is irrepressible. Nothing will stand in her way.

Throughout the twists and turns of love and tragedy, Gwenna is a young woman with uncommon courage, determination and ambition in an era when women were expected to stay at home. There are people who love her and those who are willing to help her achieve her goal but, blind to anything that distracts her from creating her legacy, Gwenna risks losing the one thing that matters to her the most.

Inspired by a true story from the author’s homeland, Gwenna is a fascinating insight into life in Auckland at the turn of the 20th century.

From the author of ‘The Cornish Knot’ and ‘The Girl from County Clare’ – a B.R.A.G medallion recipient - whose writing is compared to that of Catherine Cookson. More info →
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The Girl from County Clare (The PastFinders)

The Girl from County Clare (The PastFinders)

Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope

Brigid loves her home and family, but she is torn. If she stays, she is another mouth to feed in a land plagued by starvation and poverty. If she leaves, she will never see any of them again. Heartbroken, Brigid boards the ship that will take her to a new life in Australia comforted only by the thought her cousin Jamie will make the journey with her.

Her skill as a lacemaker soon draws attention, but life doesn’t always run smoothly in the harsh new landscape. Brigid must learn to conquer her fears and overcome the stigma of being a servant, a female and Irish if she is to fulfil her dream.

A new start in New Zealand offers hope - until the day the man who seeks her downfall finds her.

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The Cornish Knot (The PastFinders Book 1)

The Cornish Knot (The PastFinders Book 1)

She sought solace; she found confusion.

Megan was at her lowest ebb on the anniversary of her husband’s death when a mysterious parcel arrived. Intrigued by the exquisite journal written in the early years of the 20th century by an unknown hand, she travels to Cornwall in search of its history - and a new life.

Shocked by what she learns, Megan follows the journal to Paris and then Florence in search of her family history. She becomes entangled with the world of art and exposes secrets that change her life. Along the way, she finds new family and forges new friendships, but will she ever find love again?

The PastFinders stories set in New Zealand, Cornwall and Italy. More info →
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The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

Winner of the 2016 MAGGIE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in the Romantic Novella Category.

The Christmas Gift is the heartwarming tale of Jack and Erica.

Fifty-five year old Jack Callahan has been alone, by choice, for five years.

Forty-five year old Erica Thomas has never had a serious relationship and believes that love and marriage is not God's plan for her.

Can a chance meeting in an airport and an impetuous photo change their destinies and prove that it's never too late to fall in love?

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Finding Boaz

Finding Boaz

A Library Journal Self-e Select title

Part-time musician Abbey Ericksen needs a job. Local charter-boat magnate Duncan MacLeod needs a wife. Shortly after Abbey starts working at MacLeod Tours, Duncan decides that Abbey is the woman for him. How can he overcome her reservations and distrust to build a path of healing for both of them?

Finding Boaz is a novel about a woman who has been hurt by betrayal but is learning to love again.

Part-time musician and single mom Abbey Ericksen just quit her job to escape her boss who made unwelcome advances when her deceitful ex-husband arrives demanding custody of their daughter. Another man is the last thing on her mind...when she meets a man she cannot resist.

Duncan MacLeod needs a wife. The old family covenant requires that his wife-to-be as him to marry. Covenant or not Duncan decides that Abbey is that woman. Can he overcome her distrust and prove that his love is real enough that she can trust him? Real enough that she will propose to him?

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The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: Summertime

The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: Summertime

The Chameleons' vacation is off to a bumpy start. Frankie, the family fish, causes trouble on the plane. Papa gets lost driving in the mountains trying to find Mystery Lake, where Frankie is sure mermaids lurk. When the family returns home Charlie’s old friend, Tamika, visits him and meets his new friends. At a summer soccer game, Boris sees Tamika and is smitten.

These multicultural stories are intended for second and third grade students as well as advanced first graders to read independently. Children ages three through nine will enjoy the antics of the characters in the Charlie books. To the author’s surprise, these books are being enjoyed by a wider audience than expected.

Reading the series helps children develop empathy and cultivate insight into their lives. The stories cover situations children typically encounter like getting lost, moving, starting a new school, making friends, family vacations, working in a team, and dealing with bullies using a positive method.

The animals possess human characteristics. Charlie Chameleon takes Frankie the fish wherever he goes. If the fish in Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat represents the Superego, Frankie, one of the feistier characters in the series, is all Id. Frankie wants everything, and he wants it right now.

Each chapter ends with one or more activities for children and parents or teachers to do together, related to the actions in the stories.

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Watcher (The Watcher Series Book 1)

Watcher (The Watcher Series Book 1)

"I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone."

Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn. Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be.

It all comes down to one choice...

Who can she save?

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The Diary of a Canadian Nobody

The Diary of a Canadian Nobody

Arthur Lakelady has many worries. Alys, his wife, is infatuated with the home renovator re-modelling the kitchen, or so their teenage daughter Gwen says. How Gwen knows this is a mystery to Arthur for she never leaves her bedroom, except to go to school and work. Gwen’s worried a family breakup will spoil her chances of a good university. That doesn’t concern Arthur for Gwen passes all her tests, often with more than 100%. That does worry Arthur; schools, he feels, should understand the meaning of percentage. While Gwen’s university career may be assured, Arthur is worried his son Lance may not even graduate from junior school, unless Lance forsakes hockey and soccer soon.

Neither child’s university career may happen because Arthur’s biggest worry lies at work where his previously pleasant Canadian employer has just been taken over by Americans and they’ve replaced the local executives in order to introduce new ways. Arthur can see the new executives don’t think he’ll ever be new again. One particular new way that is worrying Arthur is IT and the Internet, which has become ubiquitous in 2001 and an ill-prepared Arthur is somehow supposed to lead his troops through this minefield. Arthur hires a young temp, Lydia, to help him but she only adds to his worry. He worries about her wish to be closer to him, which isn’t allowed in the new ways, and he worries she is just drifting through life without proper direction, which isn’t a good thing in Arthur’s old ways.

All these immediate, personal worries aren’t helped by a truly serious one. A modern ‘Mad Mahdi’ has just killed thousands of Americans at the World Trade Center and Canada has agreed to join America and Britain in invading Afghanistan. Arthur’s sees that the world needs someone who can clear the confusion, make the complex simple and package it into manageable pieces -- it needs a diarist. Arthur maybe a nobody right now but in centuries to come he feels he could be considered the ‘Samuel Pepys of the 21st Century’. More info →
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Seduced by the Vampire Prince: Paranormal Vampire Erotica

Seduced by the Vampire Prince: Paranormal Vampire Erotica

How is it possible that a dream can become reality? Not only does Katrina's nightmares become real, so do her desires, as the blood sucking prince makes his intentions clear. What was once a dream now becomes her destiny.

For 300 years he'd lost her as she was sucked into another dimension. He spent 3 centuries searching for his queen.

All she had were dreams. However, as she got closer to the stranger, things started happening... her destiny approached. More info →
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Erasable

Erasable

Could life be more unfair? Nine year old Ellie doesn't think so. With her summer off to a terrible start, she stumbles across a mysterious carved chest in the attic. What she finds inside gives her the power to change her life exactly the way she wants it to be. But it's not long before Ellie learns to be careful what she wishes for — and what she wishes gone. More info →
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I’m Scheming of a White Christmas: A Christmas romantic comedy novella

I’m Scheming of a White Christmas: A Christmas romantic comedy novella

If you love a second chance romance, you'll love Tilly and Brady's fun Christmas story.

Tilly Grayson is finally back in the city she loves, New York. She's exactly where she wants to be and is loving every moment as a personal shopper at the prestigious Marlowe Department Store.

That is until Brady McKinnon walks in one cold December day. Brady may have been Tilly's high school crush, but he publicly humiliated her back in the day. Something she's never been able to forget.

So, when the perfect opportunity presents itself - a Christmas party at a chic New York apartment - it could be time to get her revenge... But has Brady changed? And will Tilly realize it before it's too late?

"Wickedly funny" - Novel Gossip

"Oh, buddy...this story made me laugh and swoon all within a few pages! I enjoyed every minute of it!! - Tiffany Williams

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So the Heart Can Dance (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 2)

So the Heart Can Dance (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 2)

Carrying unseen scars from her tragic past, Tara Isamu felt destined to live a life of solitude. Her heart just couldn't take any more risks. But a chance meeting with an old friend could open the door to healing and love. Aidan O'Brien misses the joyful dancer Tara once was. He'll do anything to set her free so her heart can dance. He believes that together, they can conquer the world, if only he can convince her to trust in love again.

Note: Throughout 2015 the author will donate 15% of gross profits to RAINN, a national charity dedicated to stopping sexual assault and abuse.

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An Imperfect Engagement

An Imperfect Engagement

Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death and severely poisoned; so far, Samantha Hastings' engagement to Lord Benjamin Westwood has been tumultuous at best.

The killer revels his venomous, revenge plot had assistance, forcing the Hastings and Westwood families to reach out for help, but can they trust every friend? Samantha develops a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding, but this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice.

The masked ball approaching and Samantha may not survive until her wedding day because - by the end of the evening - at least one person will die.... More info →
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Slingshot: Building the largest machine in human history (Starchild Series) (Volume 1)

Slingshot: Building the largest machine in human history (Starchild Series) (Volume 1)

NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

Slingshot is a love story – about a man, a woman, another man, another woman, some gender bending…and a machine, the largest ever built. Slingshot is a mystery – about a missing aviatrix, a conspiracy, a true-believer. Slingshotis an adventure – about following a dream, the ocean-deep, outer space.

Slingshot is about constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. It’s about high finance, intrigue, unlimited ambition, heroism, fanaticism, betrayal…and about opening space to the common person. With a cast of 69, Slingshottakes you from Seattle’s world financial district, to the ocean bottom at 5,000 feet off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. You play with dolphins and battle sharks. You fly and sail and dive, you work and play and love across the vast panorama of an Equatorial Pacific being put to leash to serve humanity’s surge into outer space.

While its accurate science and precise engineering will appeal to hard science fiction buffs, Slingshot’s major focus is the grand journey, the opening of outer space to the common person by men and women who loom larger than life as they work, play, and love.

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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

What if what you thought was just another mystery to solve ended up being something far more important that you ever dreamed—far bigger than your mind could ever imagine? What if the King Himself, Jesus Christ, were involved in your every waking moment and leading you into incredible adventures and exploits for His glory? Well, that’s just what’s going on as the Savior helps this group of young sleuthers solve the mystery of Robyn’s disappearing chickens. He calls them His Little Giants, for that’s what they are—His powerful warriors in ‘little people suits’ who are unknowingly following His lead every step of the way. The story involves five ten-year-olds who belong to a detectives’ club and find themselves working on a new case involving missing chickens. The club is comprised of Bailey, the brainiac, who likes to read the dictionary, Jack, the gallant—who eats like a horse, Emily, the rich girl with freckles and pedicures, Dexter, the gifted maladroit and Robyn, the lover of all God’s creatures. They ‘accidently’ run into Oliver, a new kid from Great Britain who talks weird and thinks of himself as brilliant. Eventually, they invite him to try passing a test to be able to join their club. The test? Solve the mystery! They find themselves in life-threatening situations like thunderstorms, dark caves, dealing with Edgar the Terrible and having to approach the crazy man who’s rumored to eat children. While the group works out the mystery of the missing chickens, they’re also working out the issues of trust, judging and grace. Trust, by asking God for His divine intervention, judging, by listening to rumors and jumping to the wrong conclusions. And grace, by putting it into practice with Oliver, who they try not to gobsmack on a regular basis for being such a know-it-all. Mysteries abound as Jesus’ Little Giants follow His lead as they introduce the little lost British lamb to the King and uncover far more than they had bargained for! More info →
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The Touch: The Cotiere Chronicles #2

The Touch: The Cotiere Chronicles #2

The Nachhaltig have lived among ordinary humans for centuries, but an ancient grudge has driven them to the brink of extinction. Though the Cotiere have been brought back together, old traditions still lurk between families, stealing hope and threatening to tear it apart again.

Despite the crippling pain that increases every day, Alexander enjoys a life that would be the envy of many. But there is one thing his money can’t buy – the trust of the beautiful and elusive Jessi whose slightest touch promises an end to his pain.

Jessi finds no comfort in discovering Alexander is her intended, because the Alexander she knows is no one she wants to be bound to for the rest of her life. But with her own pain growing, and rumors of Alexander’s drastic change of heart, Jessi must learn to trust him to help her through the consequences when reality exposes the web of deception surrounding them.

***The Touch has been freshly edited and reformatted.*** More info →
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Before We Wed: A Romantic Suspense Novel (Style & Profile Book 2)

Before We Wed: A Romantic Suspense Novel (Style & Profile Book 2)

A Steamy Romantic Suspense New Release in the Style & Profile series by Author, Kim Cox

Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom. Jon is terrified and Sarah is heartbroken. Thankfully, their friends support them emotionally and help find Jon an excellent attorney.

When evidence of John’s guilt is found, he swears he's innocent. But how can he prove it? As if an arrest and pending trial aren't bad enough, his ex-wife refuses to let him near their seven-year-old son, and has their shared custody agreement rescinded as part of his bail agreement. But when Jon-Jon is injured, Jon breaks the agreement and his bail is revoked.

Sarah sees strange men in Jon’s business one night. One follows her home and attacks her. When Jon finds out, he pushes her way to protect her, but it doesn’t deter her loyalty to him or the attacker’s determination to killer her. Will the enemy get to her?

Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he's fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?

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Get Out or Die – #2: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery, #2

Get Out or Die – #2: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery, #2

A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series - Novella 2

Will Lana be able to control the situation or will the ghost sense he can overtake her?

Since the news of her first case, Lana Malloy's Private Investigating/Mediator business is booming. At one pro-bono job, Lana helps a widow communicate with her late husband and learns of a frightening new ability she wasn't aware she possessed-an ability that could give the spirit the upper hand if she's not careful.

Lana struggles for control when she encounters the angry ghost who doesn't want to leave and who doesn't want the occupants of the house to stay. Will Lana be able to control the situation or will the ghost sense he can overtake her? Does she have other abilities she can rely on to save her?

~Reviews for Get Out or Die~

". . . In GET OUT OR DIE . . . Lana Malloy helps restless spirits, and the families they are haunting, find peace. The murder mystery aspect adds a nice touch of intrigue . . . a page turner . . ."

Paranormal Romance Reviews

The paranormal mystery is a stand alone while the romance is a continuation from Haunted Hearts.

Projected Scheduled Releases:

Book 3: The Wedding Crasher - September 2015

Book 4: Christmas Cruise - November 2015

Book 5: Haunted by Her Past

Book 6: Demi's Serial Case

*Note: Get Out or Die is a re-release. It was once part of the One Touch Beyond Anthology. It has been edited and new scenes have been added since the previous release.

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Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 2)

Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 2)

Do you want to know more about the woodchuck? Then this book packed with information about groundhogs is for you! Margot the woodchuck reveals all her secrets. She describes how groundhogs are born, what they look like and who is in their family. She talks about how they fill their tummies in summer and autumn, to store fat for the long winter months. Even medical doctors and scientists study the groundhog’s hibernation. Find out why in this fascinating illustrated book.

6 - 12 y

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Final Ships In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories Book 2)

Final Ships In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories Book 2)

Set in the future, an apocalyptic event has wiped out ships on Earth. Authors were asked to write a short story including a mysterious ship, an appointment, and a rock or asteroid. This is Book 2 from the Giant Tales Apocalypse series. Each story is about 10-minutes long. Genres include thriller, fantasy, light science fiction, suspense, action, and adventure.

Authors include: H.M. Schuldt, Nina Soden, Stephanie Baskerville, Timothy Paul, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Randall Lemon, Gail Harkins, Andy McKell, Laura Stafford, Christian Freed, Shae Hamrick, Amos Parker, Andrea Luquesi Scott, JD Mitchell, JZ Murdock, and Robert Tozer More info →
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Tides of Blood and Steel: Book II of the Northern Crusade

Tides of Blood and Steel: Book II of the Northern Crusade

War has come to the North. The kingdoms of Rogscroft and Delranan are engaged in a bitter struggle that can only result in the total annihilation of an entire kingdom. Yet while the opposing armies battle, a new threat approaches that may tip the balance of power and give King Badron total control. Seeking new evidence of the Dae’shan, the last surviving wizard, Anienam Keiss, believes Bahr and the others are all that stand in the way of the dark gods’ return to Malweir. Bahr and his beleaguered band of allies search for an ancient book said to contain the whereabouts of the mythical Blud Hamr. The Dae’shan continue to manipulate the politics of the northern kingdoms from within the shadows, eager to drive the balance between light and good irrevocably evil. Once that balance is undone the way will be open for the dark gods to return and claim Malweir as their own once again. Darkness approaches as the flames of war burn brighter. One king shall stand. One shall fall. More info →
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Identity of the Heart (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 1)

Identity of the Heart (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 1)

After Marcus Brolen’s best friend, Rogue Bentancourt, swears that guys aren't interested in trying to keep up with her busy schedule as an apprentice in his tattoo shop and art student with some modeling and waitressing thrown in on the side to make ends meet, he signs her up for an online dating service called BrainsRSexy.com.

After all, it won’t be all that weird…right? He'll be there to play her wingman as always. Even though he and Rogue have never had chemistry, she deserves the absolute best and he's going to help her find her perfect guy.

When Computer Security Expert, Tristan Macklin, is hired by Ivy Love Montclair, to figure out what's happening to her dating profile, he quickly concludes that the problem goes much deeper than a simple computer glitch and has become an issue of the Identity of the Heart.

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The Cinderella Coup (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 2)

The Cinderella Coup (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 2)

Cinderella must help restore Galien to the throne while defeating the evil King Hughoc. This is the conclusion to the Cinderella story.

Once upon a time, a princess was born, a glass slipper was worn and a love kindled.

This is the story of Cinderella, a princess in her own right. She is beautiful feisty and mischievous…and isn’t afraid to get into a fight.

If you are a fan of the original fairy tale, you will love this version. Be prepared for some magic, fighting, and fun as Cinderella takes you on an epic adventure. More info →
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Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (The Bloodline Series Book 1)

Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (The Bloodline Series Book 1)

Twenty-five years after West Side’s frontman, Quinn Forrester, mysteriously vanished shocking his band members and the world, the opening of an art gallery brings the band’s lead guitarist, Jeff West, to New Orleans. Now a vampire, ageless and immortal, Quinn dwells in the dark shadows of the French Quarter after reinventing himself as his son. A beautiful artist, Quinn’s lookalike son, a vampire tour, romance, mayhem, and a series of events lead Jeff to Quinn. Will Jeff finally uncover the horrific truth?

"K.M. McFarland may have just made a big contribution to the massive amount of vampire lore and books that have been created in the wake of Anne Rice...I like K.M. McFarland's take on vampire lore. I like her characters. The writing is good. The plot works, and the vampires are fashionable and friendly...If you are in the market for a new vampire book, try this one." —R.S.

"The New Orleans setting is exciting and filled with mystery, and the possibilities inherent in an immortal life that can be maintained without the loss of human life to sustain it is intriguingly explored in this inter-personal relationship-oriented tale...Her plot is geared around the characters in her story and the impact turning vampire had on each of their and their loved one's lives...readers who enjoy paranormal romance blended with family sagas will find much to enjoy." —J.M.

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No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story Book 2

No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story Book 2

"A future Christian classic! An un-put-down-able novel for ages 10 and up."- Ashley Elizabeth Blair Tetzlaff

". . . kept me interested with all that goes with military and civilian interaction, real life situations and a dash of fiction tossed in . . ." - Robert W. Busby, US Dept. of Defense (ret)

A 5-Star cast of characters and a thrilling storyline that will surprise you at every turn. Cody has become a baseball icon, but he plays a more dangerous game—running his secret paramilitary division of Planned Childhood, raiding traffickers and rescuing children.

Cody and Brandi are devastated when a South-American cartel retaliates by abducting Knoxi, but the six-year-old helps her parents and fourteen avengers lead fifty children on a jungle escape to freedom with a rogue army in pursuit, inspiring a whole nation to rise up and fight for liberty. Knoxi becomes a child celebrity, Dawg and Silverbelle receive a surprise gift from Heaven, and miracles occur which leave hardened special ops warriors scratching their heads.

Finally, after being gunned down accidentally by police, Cody lies in Methodist Hospital, his life in the balance. Then, a trip to Heaven and a surprise ending that shocks the world.

"This is a book that will change your worldview. 5-Stars is not enough." - Lynda Filler, Puerto Vallarta

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Played: Scandalous Moves Series

Played: Scandalous Moves Series

Making daring moves is their game.

Jaye Baxter is a woman in man’s world. Even though she loves her job, she’s in desperate need of a little quality time exploring her long-lost feminine side. So she does what any sensible girl would do—she picks up a sexy local in a Puerto Rican bar and has a one-night stand.

Matt Ruiz is one of the top pitchers in baseball. He has everything: success, wealth, fame, fast cars, and women. Dissatisfied, he goes into a slump that lands him back in the minor leagues. When fate throws Matt and an old flame together, he makes a play for the one he let get away. Problem is they’re both on a career trajectory that will keep them apart.

Can a playboy reform and in the process win the heart of a woman who once made him her Scandalous Move?

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Smolder (Wilde Dunes)

Smolder (Wilde Dunes)

"A true storyteller's voice."--New York Times bestselling author Jo Ann Ross

"Staley pens a great love story." -RT Book Reviews

Old flames burn the longest.

Bar owner Jack McTeer has never managed to get over his high school sweetheart, Sara Vance. Ten years ago, she broke his heart. Yet, every time she crooks her finger, he comes back for more. Because 'more' with Sara is mind-blowing! It's not a great set-up, but Jack can live with the way things are. Until one wild night changes everything . . .

For Sara, Solomon's Island is a place of regrets--and loss. So, when she returns home for her sister's wedding, her plan is to leave as soon as possible. Only family responsibilities make that impossible. She has to stay, at least for a while. But once Jack figures out her little secret, there'll be no getting out . . .

Deborah Grace Staley lives in a 1925 Mission-Style Bungalow near the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to being an award winning and bestselling author, Deborah loves spending time with her family and playing with her two rescued dachshunds. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a Bachelor's degree from King College. She writes full-time and teaches. Please visit her website, deborahgracestaley.com.

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A Home For Christmas (The Angel Ridge Series Book 2)

A Home For Christmas (The Angel Ridge Series Book 2)

Book Two in Deborah Grace Staley's series about love and life in Angel Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Janice Thornton has been lonely for too long, especially at Christmas. But Angel Ridge, Tennessee, the one place that holds the key to what family should be, is offering her a chance at a new life. Could she find happiness by taking over her uncle's small town practice? Local contractor and carpenter Blake Ferguson comes from a big family. He'd like to fill his rambling old Victorian with one of his own. But there's one problem. He needs a wife! When Janice shows up at his house, Blake sets a course to win her, but soon finds she's built a wall around her heart this master carpenter finds difficult to dismantle. Can the magic of an Angel Ridge Christmas bring hearts home or will old hurts create an obstacle even the town's legendary angels can't overcome? More info →
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The Kiss: The Cotiere Chronicles #1

The Kiss: The Cotiere Chronicles #1

The Nachhaltig have lived among ordinary humans for centuries, but an ancient grudge has driven them to the brink of extinction. It will take the bravery of a new generation to reverse the damage done, and sacrifices must be made in order to gain and maintain unity among the Cotiere scattered across the globe. All it will take is one kiss to start the revolution.

Leisel has been groomed for her upcoming bonding to the man the Cotiere has chosen for her, but a birth defect has left her unable to complete the bonding ritual. Her hopes that going away to college will unlock her natural instincts are shattered by a surprise encounter with a man named Koen. A man whose very existence challenges everything she ever knew to be true.

Though his people are dwindling and he is facing a young death, Koen pursues his music career and clings to the fading hope that he will meet the woman he was uniquely created for. When Leisel's voice echoes from behind a curtain, he is drawn into a dangerous plan to save not only their relationship, but their entire race.

Newly updated and re-edited. The Kiss is a clean urban fantasy with a paranormal twist.

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The Wedding Quilt (A Fast Break Romance Book 2)

The Wedding Quilt (A Fast Break Romance Book 2)

The Wedding Quilt

In this historical romance, an old mountain superstition says when a single woman sleeps under a new quilt for the first time, she'll dream of her future husband. Even though Mae Collins doesn't dream of a husband, her wedding quilt seems to have conjured him into her life.

The Wedding Quilt is a Fast Break Romance by Award-Winning and Bestselling Author, Deborah Grace Staley. The perfect length for your busy lifestyle, these stories are a quick, satisfying read anytime you need to take a break.

Special Bonus Content: An exclusive excerpt from I'll Be There, the Fourth Angel Ridge Novel. More info →
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Billy And Ant Fall Out: Pride (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 2)

Billy And Ant Fall Out: Pride (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 2)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Arrogant pride makes a child feel so important that they would rather do something wrong than admit they have made a mistake. Could pride be playing a part in your child’s negative behaviour?

Billy Field says something nasty to his best friend Ant Turner, and they row. Ant goes off and makes a new friend, leaving Billy feeling angry and abandoned. Billy’s pride will not let him apologise to Ant until things get out of hand.

Is Billy the sort of person to have as a friend? Will it be possible for Billy and Ant to be mates again? Can they overcome their differences?

Billy And Ant Fall Out is the second title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

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Gryffon Master: Curse of the Lich King (Crystal Sword Chronicles Book 1)

Gryffon Master: Curse of the Lich King (Crystal Sword Chronicles Book 1)

In a jungle far away, there is a strange world where trolls and living skeletons and other mysterious creatures live. Two adventurers, Ragnar and Ahmad, have found themselves transported to this dangerous jungle where an evil dragon named Barrel the Terrible roams, seeking to devour his next victim. Ragnar Olafson is a Viking warrior who must find a way to conquer the Lich King. Ahmad Ibn Fazzat is an Arab soldier who has literally been snatched from the jungle by a flying creature, but it is his destiny to return to help his new acquaintance, the Gryffon Master. More info →
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Dragonblood Throne: Legacy

Dragonblood Throne: Legacy

Orphaned as a young child and growing up alone in the forest, Delina lives a life of isolation; her only companion a saber-toothed panther. Her strange eyes frighten those she occasionally encounters, so she keeps to herself, until a young, wounded warrior ends up at her doorstep. As she nurses him back to health, she discovers she is more than just a young woman with unusual eyes, she is a dragonblood, destined to become the ruler of Almar.

Now hunted by the dark sorcerer who murdered her father, usurped his throne, and killed all her kin, she must find out how she can release the essence of the dragon inside her to defeat him. Everything depends upon her willingness to embrace her legacy and reclaim the Dragon Throne. More info →
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The Missing Yesterdays: The Adventures of Tremain & Christopher

The Missing Yesterdays: The Adventures of Tremain & Christopher

On the colony planet New Earth, Christopher loves spending time with a quirky, absent-minded scientist, his uncle Tremain. While working in the lab, they accidentally erase the colony's entire past. Can they restore history before they too fade away? More info →
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Awakening: The Prince of Nabalar (The Awakened) (Volume 1)

Awakening: The Prince of Nabalar (The Awakened) (Volume 1)

One prophecy. One girl. One Galaxy.

When a human becomes the most important thing to a planet that is light years away from earth, then there must be something seriously wrong. As fate would have it, one such human exists.

In a sector where the evil thrive and the innocent are punished for deeds they have not committed, enters one woman from earth who threatens the plot of the evil forces. Her coming was foretold by a prophecy.

She has arrived and has fallen for the prince, but the threat of the evil Overlord is immense. What will Ariella do when her marriage to the prince is threatened? Will she return to earth or stand to fight?

WARNING! This novel contains explicit sexual content that is suitable for 18+ adults. More info →
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The Cinderella Plan (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 1)

The Cinderella Plan (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 1)

Two princes … Only one is the true heir to the throne. Dark secrets hide within the Izadel kingdom, but one girl is about to bring those secrets to light.

Once upon a time a girl lost a glass slipper, married the prince and lived happily ever after… right?

Wrong.

Feisty, beautiful and certainly no pushover, Cinderella and her stepmother are at war. She’s long since rid herself of her stepsisters and has finally thrown out her evil step-parent.

However, her troubles are only just beginning when she unwittingly assaults the prince … both of them. They both have fallen for her, but only one holds the key to unlock her heart.

Find out what happens in this epic version of the Cinderella story you know and love.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

No other Shinree has borne as much of magic's weight, its pleasure, or its guilt.

The fate of Ian Troy is revealed in the final installment of C. L. Schneider's epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones.

In one fell swoop, the resistance was shattered. Lives were taken. Hope was lost. Peace slipped like grains of sand through his fingers. So did the Crown of Stones. Now, forced into hiding, Ian Troy grapples for a way to save the realm—and free its people—from the sadistic clutches of Jem Reth; Mirra’kelan’s new self-appointed emperor. Plagued with the knowledge of a tragic future, he strives to influence events and save those he cares for. But his magic has betrayed him, and Fate has other plans.

Marked by the crown, hindered by the transformation spell contained within, each cast brings Ian one step closer to becoming more beast than man. Each move brings the death and destruction foretold in his vision inexplicably nearer. With Langor on the brink of war, and King Malaq’s plan for peace hanging in the balance, Ian returns to the ancient past; seeking an end to the eldring spell and a means to thwart Jem’s growing domination. What he finds there sets off a chain of revelations that leads Ian places he never thought to go.

Entrusted with the future of his race, Ian becomes the linchpin for lasting change. But how much weight can one man carry? And how much is he willing to sacrifice in the name of peace?

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Dared: Scandalous Moves Series

Dared: Scandalous Moves Series

Have you ever made a daring move?

Di Jenson is a successful Broadway dancer who makes a bet with bad boy Van Vanzant to dance at Vanz, his exclusive gentlemen’s club. The bet? That Di can make more money with one dance than all the rest of the club’s dancers combined—without taking her clothes off.

Van accepts the bet because he hasn't been able to forget his blind date with Di the year before. He wants to show her he’s more than a guy whose name is synonymous with adult entertainment. Despite the fact that Di is drawn to the bad boy in Van, she knows she can’t respect a guy in his line of business. But when she dances at his club, the bet turns into something neither will soon forget.

Can a bad boy with secrets win the heart of dancer who dares to make a Scandalous Move?

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Falling for Grace: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 3)

Falling for Grace: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 3)

Falling for a celebrity was the last thing Grace thought she would ever do.

If you're going to fall off a catwalk and into someone's arms, you could do a lot worse than choosing handsome Sam Montgomery's, star of the hottest sci fi show on TV.

So when twenty-four year old Grace Mortimer does just that, her life is turned upside down.

Sam is gorgeous, funny, and too sexy for words. But he's got a girlfriend, America's newest sweetheart, the very beautiful TV star Vanessa Hudson. With his Hollywood lifestyle he's got to be a no-fly zone, that's for sure. So why does he insist on being Grace's knight in shining armor? And why can't she stop her legs turning to jelly every time he's around?

Just as her new career is about to take off, a disastrous TV appearance sends her spinning--right back into Sam's arms again, the one place she shouldn't be.

Escape to beautiful New Zealand in this sexy, feel-good romantic comedy.

FINALIST for the 2017 RONE Award for Chick Lit/ Women's Fiction!

Suitable for readers 16+

Books in the Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series:

0. Wedding Bubbles (short story prequel)

1. Styling Wellywood

2. Miss Perfect Meets Her Match

3. Falling for Grace

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Simmer: Volume 1 (Wilde Dunes)

Simmer: Volume 1 (Wilde Dunes)

Fantasies come true on this sultry Georgia island.

Emma Vance is the serious sister, happiest running her family's Wilde Dunes Resort from behind the scenes. She leaves the parties and the host duties to her sister, Sara. But when Sara takes off for unknown adventures, Emma is thrust into Sara's role--and finds herself face to face with a sinfully sexy guest. It isn't long before Emma begins considering mixing business with pleasure.

Liam Anderson is rich, worldly, and gorgeous . . . but not at peace. At Solomon's Island, where his family once summered, he finds himself fantasizing about spending the week relaxing with Emma on the beach . . . and in his bed.

Emma tells herself she's not his type, that this is just a fling, but the attraction between her and Liam is hotter than a Georgia summer. When trouble arrives and Liam appears to have come there with ulterior motives, she'll find out just how high the price may be when a fantasy is swept out with the tide. More info →
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Joy and Tiers (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 3)

Joy and Tiers (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 3)

Tyler Colton is exactly the irritating, overbearing take charge, livin’ large kind of guy that Heather LaBianca has been dodging her whole life. So, why exactly does her heart beat faster every time Officer Colton enters the room?

Tyler wasn’t exactly looking for happily ever after when his best friend got married and started hanging out with a new group of friends. Sure, the curvy spitfire blonde Italian who had as many jokes as a standup comedian intrigued him, but exasperatingly his natural charms seem largely ineffective for this fiercely independent woman.

When personal tragedy strikes in Heather’s life, Tyler gets a chance to be Heather’s real life knight-in shining-armor. Yet even as he’s helping her dreams come true, Tyler realizes that this puzzling enigma of a woman is quietly helping him exorcise the nightmares of a mission that went horribly wrong.

Will he be brave enough to accept her love so that they can move forward together through Joy and Tiers?

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Only You (The Angel Ridge Series Book 1)

Only You (The Angel Ridge Series Book 1)

A charming romance about the lives and loves of people in a small Tennessee town. In the tradition of Debbie Macomber. "Hey, ya'll. Dixie Ferguson here. I run Ferguson's Diner in Angel Ridge, Tennessee. Population three hundred forty-five. It's a picturesque town in the valley of the Little Tennessee River, established in 1785. In the early days, its first families--the McKays, the Wallaces, the Houstons, the Joneses, and, of course, the Craigs--staked their claims on hundreds of acres of the richest bottom land anyone had ever seen. After all the years I've spent behind the counter at Ferguson's, I could probably tell ya'll a story about near everyone in town. But we only have so much time, so I'll narrow it down to just two for now. This is a story about coming home. It's also a story about acceptin' folks for who they are. You could say it's a story about Josie Allen, a librarian, and Cole Craig, a handyman, but I say it's a story about finding love where you'd least expect to." More info →
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The Trip (A Fast Break Romance Book 1)

The Trip (A Fast Break Romance Book 1)

Author, Victoria Dumont, is just beginning to acclimate to her newfound success as a bestselling romance author. She is in New York promoting her newest release when she literally runs into tha man after whom she has patterened the hero of her novel.

Carlo Macinni is a successful international businessman determined to show this romance writer the meaning of love and passion. Will she allow him to sweep her off her feet, or will past disappointments in love send her home alone?

The Trip is a Fast Break Romance. It is a quick, satisfying read you can start and complete anytime you care to take a break! More info →
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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Mysterious Six are in trouble up to their eyeballs! When Bailey discovers a strange note in an old book, the six detectives begin the quest to unravel hidden clues and dark secrets from the past. One incredible discovery leads to another and soon the young hunters become the hunted and the praying become the prey when strangers arrive in the small town of Fopple Top, watching the investigators every move. Jesus' angels are constantly intervening as His Little Giants go from one dangerous predicament to another. But in the midst of all of their peril, something of far greater importance is unfolding- something that causes all Heaven to break forth in dazzling array. Fasten your seat belts as you attempt to crack the Case of the Cryptic Clue! More info →
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St. Helena Vineyard Series: Broken Forever (Kindle Worlds Novella) (The Forever Series Book 3)

St. Helena Vineyard Series: Broken Forever (Kindle Worlds Novella) (The Forever Series Book 3)

Business-savvy Lillian Richards has always been all work and no play, until she realizes what she might be missing out on. Consumed with being successful and making her own way, she has burned bridges and distanced herself from those closest to her. Lillian secretly longs for a family of her own and has to learn it's not all about finding a suitable match on paper, but how to unlock the woman inside the barrier she's built and open herself to what is standing in front of her.

Local bar owner Brian Andrews knows a thing or two about making his own way. This surfer turned bar owner has proved his family wrong by starting and operating a booming beachfront bar. When the idea of expanding his business proves to be more challenging than he anticipates, Brian finds himself needing help. It just so happens the man for the job isn't a man at all, it's the ice queen who left his bed cold after a wild night of passion. Brian has to prove there's more to him than hitting the beach and pouring drinks, while showing Lillian how to live a little.

It could be the perfect blend of business and pleasure. But will Brian be able to knock down Lillian’s walls and put her back together, or is she destined to be forever broken? More info →
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Shaken: The Martini Lounge (Young Guns)

Shaken: The Martini Lounge (Young Guns)

There’s something to be said for lust at first sight.

Redd wasn’t looking for Mr. Right but Mr. Right now. But the moment Nikko walked into her bar she felt that first rush of need. She wasn’t shy about getting what she wanted even if only for one night, which was all her chaotic lifestyle would allow. Besides, not many men wanted to date a woman who worked in a nightclub, even if she were the bartender. It tended to make them sneer. She didn’t know which was worse. When they found out she was part owner or when they found out she was a law student. That intimidated some. She didn’t really care.

Nikko wasn’t looking for anyone. His life was full as the senior associate at a law firm and he just found out he was being considered for partnership. His life was about to become even busier. Then something happened that left him shaken. What should have been one night of uninhibited pleasure became a weekend, then it became more. How did that happen? And did he want it to stop?

Shaken was previously part of the Club Prestige Collection. It is also book 1.5 in The Young Guns Series. Each book can be read as a stand alone.

Other books in The Martini Lounge Collection

Stirred

Frozen

The Prison Guard’s Son Book 1 in The Young Guns Series

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The Wedding Crasher – #3: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series)

The Wedding Crasher – #3: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series)

A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series - Book 3

Lana Malloy is marrying the love of her life, Tony Calabria. The night before, she has a vision of a disturbing wedding and wonders if it’s a premonition of her own. Feeling silly for thinking that, she proceeds with her plans as scheduled.

During their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Lana has visions of a young woman abducted by a madman. The man plans to force his abductee to marry him if he isn’t stopped. Lana feels marriage isn’t the worst thing that could happen as she senses the threads of death circling this victim.

Lana can’t ignore these visions. Will Tony understand this isn’t an obsession, but a calling, and that Lana has to do whatever it takes for this young woman? Will she find the victim in time? If she doesn’t, life will never be the same.

Projected Scheduled Releases:

Book 4: Christmas Cruise - November 2015

Book 5: Haunted by Her Past - 2016

Book 6: Demi's Serial Case - 2017

Previous releases:

Book 1: Haunted Hearts

Book 2: Get Out or Die

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A Whisper After Midnight: Book III of the Northern Crusade

A Whisper After Midnight: Book III of the Northern Crusade

The crusade in the northern kingdoms advances at a frightening pace. Armies of Men and Goblins clash on snow barren fields, locked in the brutal struggle for nothing else but survival. One shall stand. One shall fall. King Badron has conquered Rogscroft and claimed the throne for his own but all is not well. His enemies are scattered, divided, but a new effort is underway to sweep Rogscroft clear of all invading armies.

Under the influences of the Dae’shan, Harnin methodically transforms Delranan into a kingdom of depravity and murder. His agents pursue the rebellion, driving them all to new acts of violence and desperation. Bahr and his band of heroes departs fabled Venheim in search of the Blud Hamr: the sole weapon capable of halting the dark gods’ aggression for good. The city of Trennaron is far to the south and in order to reach it the heroes must travel through the Dwarf lands of Drimmen Delf where they stumble upon a civil war. Hope fades as the heroes begin to realize how difficult their task is. More info →
The Red Cape: Alternative Red Riding Hood Stand-alone (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 3)

The Red Cape: Alternative Red Riding Hood Stand-alone (Revved Up Fairy Tales Book 3)

It happened by accident. Sandia found herself sucked into another dimension... another world.

Running from her grandmother's killer through the Black Thorn Forest, Sandia was out of breath and her legs about to fail. It was a small rock she stumbled on that sent her hurtling forward… being sucked into a shining swirling light.

A new world, unlike anything she’d ever seen, a few things were different. Sandia realized she was imparted with magical powers when she wore the red cape her grandmother had gifted her. She could hear a pin drop a thousand feet away, she could fly like the birds back on Copia and see things that no other human could.

Her only problem was that her grandmother’s murderer had followed her and now she must avenge her beloved grandmother’s death. More info →
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Ridden (Scandalous Moves Book 3)

Ridden (Scandalous Moves Book 3)

From Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author Deborah Grace Staley

Bad boys are her weakness...

Maddie Greene gave into that particular weakness when she was a teenager with devastating results. But she’s not that girl anymore. She’s a mature, successful businesswoman who dates polished businessmen, but never gets attached. Twenty years after leaving, Maddie has to return to her hometown to sale her grandmother’s home. Here, she’ll come face-to-face with a bad boy she can’t resist along with the demons from her past.

He’s a bad boy who doesn’t let anyone get close.

A.J. Johnson was the All-American boy next door. He had it all—looks, star high school athlete, and scholarships to the best schools. He fulfilled his promise and became a hometown success story, but tragedy struck and everything changed. Back home, he’s nothing like the guy everyone remembers. He’s a brooding, tattooed biker who spends most of his time alone. But when the high school girl of every boy’s dreams comes back to town, he shows her just how good a bad boy can make her feel.

Can what starts out as a Scandalous Move help two people face the pain of their pasts so they can begin to heal together?

PRAISE FOR THE SCANDALOUS MOVES SERIES

“A treat for lovers of steamy romance.”

“All I can say is if you thought fifty shades of whatever was even bearable, treat yourself to some superbly written prose.”

“The best part of the book is that while it's definitely steamy with lots of intense scenes, the story has depth and the characters are people you would want to know in real life.”

“I always enjoy a good sit-down with a Deborah Grace Staley story -- she's has a real knack for writing affecting plots with engaging characters and satisfying resolutions. She's a very confident and technically assured writer who knows exactly what she wants to wring out of a romance novel. “

“The background of both characters made each of them come to life in this heated romance that reminds us why we love our feminine side. “

“It was amazing, awesome, emotional, sexy - it was perfect! I REALLY loved this story.”

“A modern woman who can have a great career and great relationship.”

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What The Heart Wants (The Angel Ridge Series Book 3)

What The Heart Wants (The Angel Ridge Series Book 3)

With a nickname like "Candi Heart" and a plan to open a frilly lingerie and perfume shop called Heart's Desire, Lark Hensley knows she may raise some eyebrows by moving to quiet little Angel Ridge, Tennessee. She hopes no one remembers that the women in her family were once accused of being seductive witches by townsfolk, and that decades ago her moonshiner grandpa committed a deadly crime. Lark has questions she can't answer and secrets she doesn't want to share, especially with Angel Ridge Sheriff Grady Wallace, even if Grady is hard to resist.Grady falls hard and quick for the new mystery woman in town, though he's determined to find out what she's hiding. Angel Ridge's one-woman Welcome Committee, Dixie Ferguson, has taken a liking to Candi Heart, and Dixie's instincts about newcomers are rarely wrong. But maybe not this time . . .Grady never intended to follow the Wallace family tradition of lawmen, but when his father died young, rebellious Grady grew quickly into the role of staunch town defender. Candi Heart may not have meant to bring trouble to his town, but she has.Someone does remember her family. That someone wants her to leave . . . or to die. An unknown driver tries to run her down. Her shop is broken into. Rumors begin to swirl.Suddenly Grady is caught between his duty and his heart's desire for Candi Heart. More info →
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Aphrodite’s Garden (A Fast Break Romance Book 3)

Aphrodite’s Garden (A Fast Break Romance Book 3)

Florist Aimee Rose finds herself in a prickly situation when all the roses in the southeast have been destroyed by a blight. The goddess of love comes to her rescue by connecting her to the man she says is Aimee's soul mate and who also is an avid rose gardener. Ken Hartman's rose garden is goddess protected and his roses are vibrant and healthy. The problem is, Ken Hartman's roses are not for sale. Will differing visions for the roses spoil happily ever after for Aimee and Ken? More info →
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Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 3)

Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 3)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Jealousy only really hurts the person who feels it. Help your child to understand how this emotion stands in their way to feeling happy.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are involved in a school production. Billy believes he deserves the most attention, and the prize for being the better student. When his best friend Ant receives both, he feels jealous. For Billy, it isn’t fair, and he’s afraid he will lose his popularity as Ant becomes the centre of attention. Billy blames Ant for how he’s feeling and wants to get his own back. He tries to turn people against his friend, and even tells lies. Ant has done nothing wrong, and doesn’t understand why Billy is behaving the way he is.

What can Ant do to stop Billy from being so nasty? What will it take to restore their friendship? Does Ant want Billy as a friend in future?

Billy Is Nasty To Ant is the third title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in dealing with this all too common but negative emotion. More info →
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Thought Gazer (The Ydron Saga): Volume 2

Thought Gazer (The Ydron Saga): Volume 2

Everyone who touches you transforms you, if only a little. But if you enter their minds, think what they have thought, in effect do what they have done, how complete will that transformation be?

If he had been born an ordinary man, his family would be safe--safe as anyone can be in a land torn apart by war. It is his singular gift, however, that causes his wife and children to be imprisoned and held hostage and him to be used as a tool. Caught up in a struggle between opposing warlords and refusing to play the game, Peniff elects to take the moral high road. This is the story of a man, in all other ways ordinary, rising above his fears to do what he must. Can he free his family before his betrayal comes to light? Moreover, what will he become before his journey is over? More info →
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Love Is More Than Skin Deep (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 4)

Love Is More Than Skin Deep (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 4)

Shelby Lyons was thrilled to be starting her career as a teacher and impulsively stopped into her favorite shop to get a tattoo to mark the occasion. Little did she know that the decision would change her life.
Getting a tattoo is not something attorney Mark Littleson had ever considered, but after he discovered artwork from his late brother, it seemed like a perfect tribute. Mark is busy raising his daughter and he knows better than to be drawn to the ethereal blonde woman with the soothing laugh. Yet when he finds her withdrawn and crying, he can't help but be drawn in. Will he discover that love is more than skin deep?
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Love Naturally (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 4)

Love Naturally (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 4)

Madison LaBianca's whole life as a hard-hitting journalist is dedicated to explaining things and breaking big problems into manageable pieces. What happens when she apparently snoops into the wrong story, her life slowly spirals out of control, and she runs into a man who is just inexplicable?

Trevor Black is a man who is used to having to pick up the pieces of his life and rebuild after his world was shattered by an IED and when his wife was killed after she finally had sense enough to leave the disillusioned, sullen man he had become.

Trevor is working hard to find meaning in the senseless and to find purpose when life has kicked him to the curb. Can helping Madison sort out the pieces of her mixed-up life help Trevor face down his own painful demons and learn to just Love Naturally?

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Storm Unleashed (Quantum Touch Book 4)

Storm Unleashed (Quantum Touch Book 4)

A North Korean missile launch. A naval base attacked. Does the nation face a new menace? Or is an old one taking a treacherous turn? A plot to destroy any possibility for peace moves into high gear just as the president negotiates an end to war in the Middle East.

When Fritz returns from a trip through the portal, the world around him seems to have changed. His portal through space and time has proved a powerful tool. But entering it risks undeniable dangers. Even successful missions leave a trail of death. But despite the peril, he is resolved to use it to end the threat and capture the conspirators. But who are they? What do they want? Does a traitor stalk the president? Once again, Fritz Russell finds his life upended. Bombs slam the White House and wreck the Oval Office. Suspicious killings continue. Information about a secretive cabal emerges. The portal might provide the only means of stopping resurgent violence in Manhattan, Washington, and around the world. Fritz, his wife Linda, and friends Ashley Gilbert and Major Jane Barclay confront great danger as a new storm of evil imperils the globe.

Determined to end the disruption to order, the men and women of Riverboro courageously use the portal to help the president bring light to the darkness of world politics. More info →
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Christmas Cruise – #4: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series)

Christmas Cruise – #4: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery (Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series)

A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series - Book 4

As Lana boards the cruise ship, she has an eerie feeling of death surrounding them. She ignores it at first thinking it’s her fear of the large ship since this was her first cruise. The first night she has a vision of one woman’s rape and murder. It’s not long before she is confronted by the spirits of other young women who had also been raped and then murdered. Now it’s up to her to find their murderer, someone who could be sailing with them. Can she help these women find the justice they deserve?

Projected Scheduled Releases:

Book 5: Haunted by Her Past - 2016

Book 6: Demi's Serial Case - 2017

Book 7: Death Comes Calling - 2017

Book 8: Untitled

Previous releases:

Book 1: Haunted Hearts

Book 2: Get Out or Die

Book 3: The Wedding Crasher

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