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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 →
PHASE

PHASE

Nelvin Crumbholtz is anything but your regular guy, as much as he would like to be. Skinny, nerdy and trapped in a dead end job as a telemarketer. The job market is just too competitive for him to find anything better. Huhh. Anything better. Boy! Was he in for a surprise.
His car is on its last leg, he barely makes ends meet and no girl will look his way because of his anemic appearance. He works out faithfully to improve his appearance; but to no avail.

Countless hours have been spent keeping his resume in tip top shape and every evening he is at the computer surfing the web for companies that he can submit it to. One night after doing so he experienced something that defies description. To try and relate his experience to someone would only invite laughter or ridicule.

He wants something better. What he gets is . . . well . . . you just won't believe it.
There's a new superhero in town. Meet . . . PHASE. More info →
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Gretchen Falls

Gretchen Falls

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

If I Had Said: a novel

"Nyssa Lakin," he stammered, "will you marry me?"

Nyssa Lakin is twenty years old when her boyfriend, Reese, proposes marriage, and she finds herself unable to give him an immediate answer. She loves him, but at this stage in her life, with so many unanswered questions still ahead, is she really ready for marriage?

"How I regretted that I was unable to throw my arms around Reese's neck and cry out that age-old refrain from every romantic movie I'd ever watched as a child...I would always stare at the screen, and want to shout at them, 'But how can you know for sure?'"

Nyssa’s choice will determine the direction of her life. In concurrent storylines, If I Had Said examines how Nyssa’s future plays out in the aftermath of this significant decision. One narrative follows the next ten years in the life of Nyssa Nowles, who said yes to Reese’s proposal; the other, the life of Nyssa Lakin, who said no. Through hardship, joy, and sorrow, as well as occasional misgivings about whether she did the right thing, each version of Nyssa works hard to overcome the challenges of the journey that follows her decision.

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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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The Stationmaster’s Cottage: River’s End Love Story (Book One)

The Stationmaster’s Cottage: River’s End Love Story (Book One)

A rich and powerful romance set in two eras. A gripping story of fiercely protected secrets, courage, betrayal, redemption, and true love.

Christie’s carefully constructed life turns upside-down with the inheritance of an abandoned cottage in an Australian coastal town. The discovery of old love letters draws her into the heart wrenching world of Thomas and Martha in a fifty-year-old mystery.

She seeks help from Martin, a reclusive artist with a lifelong contempt for her family, and his own reasons to protect the past. As the secrets unravel, so does Christie’s safe world. Will her obsession to right the wrongs of the past lead her to heartbreak or happiness?

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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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Dreamland

Dreamland

Daniel Green is a typical ten-year-old boy with just one difference – when he goes to sleep at night, he travels to Dreamland, a magical place where he can create amazing adventures using only his imagination.

But he is not alone. An evil being follows him into his enchanted world and joins forces with Stregona, the powerful witch who reigns over the Dark Forest. Together they are determined to destroy Dreamland.

Who is this dark entity, and what does he want with Danny?

Join Danny in this magical story for children age 9-12. More info →
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What’s At The End Of Your Nose?: A Slipperyville Tale

What’s At The End Of Your Nose?: A Slipperyville Tale

Tired of hearing "I'm bored! There's nothing to do." ?

Sidney Snail is so sick of Slipperyville that he's about to snail out of town in search of adventure. A timely word from mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces Sidney to give his surroundings one last chance before he snails out of town. Just when he least expects it, Sidney starts discovering amazing things right in front of his nose.

This book will help kids find magic and meaningfulness in even the simplest things around them. With delightful black & white illustrations on matte paper, "What's At the End of Your Nose?" can also be used as a coloring book!

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Dr. Guinea Pig George

Dr. Guinea Pig George

Who says guinea pigs can't be doctors? Dr. Guinea Pig George really does think he's a doctor, and it never occurs to him that he might be wrong!

Then one day George goes on an unexpected house call. Follow clever George as he takes advantage of a "pig-culiar" situation.

It can be a tough world out there. Dr. Guinea Pig George helps show kids that yes, they can be what they want to be, and should believe in themselves even if their dreams seem out of reach.

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Eventually Julie: Julie and Friends (Book 1) Kindle Edition

Eventually Julie: Julie and Friends (Book 1) Kindle Edition

Julie has had enough! At 27, she feels overwhelmed with the ”shoulds” her family pile on her, and an office job that she detests. It doesn’t help that she’s carrying her “baggage of unfinished business” with her, weighing her down even more… making it impossible to see clearly and dig herself out of the rut her life has become.

When she finally decides to take action, a chance encounter presents her with an opportunity to deal with her messy past, so she sets off to Paris to find the answers that can set her free, and live a life full of meaning and passion. Julie loses herself in the sights and smells, and in the beauty of travelling in one of the most romantic cities in the world. She opens her heart to love, and begins to be true to herself… until she discovers a secret that sets her right back to where she began; uncertain about life — about love!

When Julie arrives back home to Sydney, she needs to make some serious decisions, or risk missing out on true love… and finally having the career she always wanted.

Join Julie and her delightful and witty friends on a journey of fun, adventure, and passion. Set in and around Sydney, as well as London and Paris, Eventually Julie is a “finding yourself” romance that deals with being stuck in a rut and eventually finding the right ingredients to live a life that is true. More info →
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Breath of Life: Living God’s Promise of Peace in the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

Breath of Life: Living God’s Promise of Peace in the 7 Dimensions of Wellness

No one is immune to the stresses of daily life. The unrelenting demands of work, home, finances, and relationships can be overwhelming and can have a serious effect on our health and well-being. If we let it. Yet, in the midst of all the chatter, chaos, and clutter, God’s still, small voice calls out to us to choose a better way. A way of peace and greater well-being. ,

Breath of Life is an insightful twenty-one-day devotional designed to appeal to the busy person. Join the journey, and discover a balanced, whole-being approach to wellness that is centered on the spirit-breathed Word of God.

Inspiring and practical, each daily devotional explores one of the seven dimensions of wellness that contribute to optimal well-being and presents a My Daily Breath section that includes one or more of the following:

•A song recommendation for inspiration

•A verse for meditation

•A question for reflection

•A tool for practical application

God’s promise of peace is available to us all. We only need to slow down, pursue Him, and breathe deep. More info →
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Digby of the Dinosaurs

Digby of the Dinosaurs

Sixty-five million years ago, a meteor struck the earth and all the dinosaurs went extinct.

Or did they?

Digby Darby has no idea about the extraordinary turn his young life is about to take when he runs off one afternoon. He tumbles into a hidden canyon and finds himself among dinosaurs that escaped extinction and survived to the present day in their secret domain.

The Haanasasen, as the dinosaurs call themselves, have evolved and developed a complex language, social structure and culture over the eons since the meteor hit the earth.

Digby of the Dinosaurs is an enthralling tale of self-concept, struggle, empowerment and identity. Will Digby adapt and find acceptance in this strange new world? Or will he struggle just to survive in the land of intelligent dinosaurs? More info →
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Another Cinderella

Another Cinderella

Cinderella’s stepsister meets an imp, a tinker, and her true self. It just isn’t fair that Cinderella ends up with the prize and Atlantia is stuck with the drudgery. Instead of a godmother, Atlantia gets an imp. Instead of a romantic coach ride to a magnificent ball, she ends up down a side street at the wrong end of town. And instead of a handsome Prince, the only man interested in her is an impertinent tinker. Obviously, something needs to change. Atlantia just didn’t expect the transformation to begin with herself. Was it possible God wanted her to learn something, not only about escaping hardship, but also about herself? More info →
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