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MASQUE: The Offlings Kindle Edition

MASQUE: The Offlings Kindle Edition

Dr. Edwin J. Nichols thinks the horrors of his time on a hospital ship in the Pacific Theatre during WWII are over. He has looked forward to continuing his medical practice in his hometown of River Crest, Pennsylvania. But the quiet, old iron town along the river has some horrors of its own.

It has been five years since the war ended but he is still haunted by his time in the service. And now, after a series of tragic events occur, the town is anything but peaceful and welcoming. He begins to wonder if, in fact, that the strange happenings might have something to do with the town’s ancient and mythical folklore. If so, he starts to question his sanity and his abilities as a doctor.

Can a man of science put his faith in the supernatural?

Will his place of birth give up its dark secrets, connecting the events of the present with its violent and tragic past?

Did the war leave him scarred forever? Did his experiences aboard a gruesome hospital ship in the Pacific ocean numb his compassion for others?

The town’s mythical folklore may hold the answers to his questions but Edwin finds it difficult to believe that the supernatural could have a place a in his world of science and medicine until he has an intimate encounter with the centuries old Offling who has the ability to take away his pain at great risk to herself. More info →
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A Throne for an Alien — The Beta Earth Chronicles: Book Four

A Throne for an Alien — The Beta Earth Chronicles: Book Four

Wes Britton’s sci-fi series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles, orbits in a realm light years away from Star Trek or Star Wars.

The Blind Alien (Book 1) followed Malcolm Renbourn, a man from our world, unwittingly transferred to a parallel Earth and forced to adapt to new cultures and a new language while coming to grips with the loss of his sight. In The Blood of Balnakin (Book 2), Tribe Renbourn traveled to a new continent, where even stranger adventures awaited. The story continued in When War Returns (Book 3), where Renbourn and his wives clashed with a throne, a church, assassins, and scientist-spies.

Everything changes in A Throne for an Alien (Book 4). Once again, Tribe Renbourn is on the run, but this time they’re not alone. Fleeing the outbreak of war in the country of Alma, a fleet of ships follows them, as hundreds of exiles seek sanctuary.

Landing at the country of Hitalec, the Renbourns learn prophecy has foretold that this island will be their new home, but once again, a throne complicates everything. A dying Queen insists that Malcolm bond with one of her daughters to connect her people with the new settlers. After her death, a new Queen and her lover seek to make the Renbourns pawns in their militaristic power grabs that boil into an ultimate confrontation.

Can one Renbourn wife team with the head of the Collective to give Beta-Earth the cure to the ancient Plague-With-No-Name before their lives upturn in a final showdown? More info →
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Winter Can Wait: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

Winter Can Wait: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

Following a fabulous fall, Summer Peters is not looking forward to the frigid winter. Much to her dismay, she knows this winter is a time for many changes in her life, including moving on from the heartache of the past. Her professional life is flourishing, especially after her company is hired to decorate a trendy New York City restaurant. Summer sees this as a fantastic opportunity to build her clientele. However, she doesn’t anticipate the few surprises she encounters along the way, some of which could threaten her future. Although her relationship with superman-lookalike Alexander Williams seems almost perfect, she finds it more and more difficult to compete for his time with his possessive personal assistant. To make matters worse, she doesn’t expect the return of Helena, his supermodel ex-wife who many say is his soul mate. On the big opening night of the restaurant, she’s faced with making yet another difficult decision. She knows it’s time to take her life in the right direction; although in order to do this, she may need to let go again. Continue to follow Summer on her wild one-year journey in this second book of the Seasons of Summer: Novella Series. Stay tuned for two more installments coming 2017. More info →
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¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends Kindle Edition

¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Spanish: Visit New Places and Make New Friends Kindle Edition

¡HOLA! gives children 6-10 an early and fun start in learning Spanish. Parents can use it with their children, whether or not they know Spanish. Go to website http://www.polyglotkidz.com and download the audio. Follow the book along with the audio to learn the pronunciation. Kids take an imaginary trip to Mexico where they meet Panchito the Mexican Jumping Bean. They follow his adventures while being drawn into the culture and learning Spanish. Activities follow to practice Spanish. They include a treasure hunt and a skit. Culture Corner give more ideas for practicing Spanish while learning more about Mexico, including the song for breaking a piñata. Children can follow directions for making a traditional Mexican Mask. Parents should go to Parents' page on website for more advice on how to use the book. More info →
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The Third Earth — The Beta Earth Chronicles: Book Five

The Third Earth — The Beta Earth Chronicles: Book Five

For twenty years, Dr. Malcolm Renbourn and Tribe Renbourn faced adventure after adventure, struggle after struggle on Beta-Earth.

Now, Renbourn and five of his Betan wives are forced to cross the multi-verse once again, this time to the strange world called Cerapin-Earth. After startling and frightening physical transformations, the altered Renbourns meet two new kinds of humanity. One is the dominant pairs who are able to share thoughts and sensations at the same time. The other are the nams, single-bodied people the pairs deem defective mono-minds. As a result, nams are exiled from the overpopulated cities of pyramid hives.

Tribe Renbourn must join the outcasts and teach them they are as worthy of love and acceptance as any unkind pair. But helping the nams learn how to stand up for themselves ultimately leads to a catastrophic war. At the same time, Cerapin scientists plan another multi-versal jump that must also end in a costly catastrophe. Along the way, two sexy spies complicate everything.

On a world where technology is worshiped like a religion, how can the nam rebels overcome the superior armaments of the pairs using primitive weaponry? While this conflict brews, Tribe Renbourn explores what it means to be human in ways they never expected. Will their epic end like it began, forced to sacrifice themselves to save a doomed city?

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To Spring with Love: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 3) Kindle Edition

To Spring with Love: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 3) Kindle Edition

Summer Peters is thrilled to be done with the frigid winter. Spring is in the air, and she’s ready for a fresh new start. Her career is thriving, she’s searching for a new place to live, and she’s finally ready to take her relationship with Alexander Williams to the next level.

What she doesn’t expect is to be blindsided by Alexander’s assistant, Melanie, who seems to be up to her old tricks, even stooping as low as dating Summer’s ex-boyfriend, Jake. Once again, Summer is faced with the dilemma of having to share Alexander with a woman who’s out to destroy their relationship.

To add to these challenges, she receives devastating news from her best friend, Angie. At a critical time when she may need her best friend the most, she learns Angie may not be there for her. She quickly realizes that she may need to lean on someone she never expected during this time of change.

Continue to follow Summer on her wild one-year journey in this third book of the Seasons of Summer Novella Series. More info →
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Bonjour! Let’s Learn French: Visit New Places and Make New Friends Kindle Edition

Bonjour! Let’s Learn French: Visit New Places and Make New Friends Kindle Edition

Easy and fun introduction to French for children 6-10. The book should be used with parents. Free downloadable audio version plus many resources on website http://www.polyglotkidz.com. Kids board Pete the Pilot's magic plane for a trip to France. They meet Louis l'escargot, France's popular snail, follow his adventure, learn French and absorb the culture. Fun activities follow to practice and expand French with family and friends: introductions, colors, daily expressions and a skit. Culture corner, where kids learn more about life in France, including a song. Craft section introduces impressionist art, and shows children how to add an impressionist touch to their pictures. More info →
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Return to Summer: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 4) Kindle Edition

Return to Summer: A Novella (Seasons of Summer Novella Series Book 4) Kindle Edition

Summertime has arrived and things aren’t only heating up outside for Summer Peters. After a rocky spring, Summer thinks she’s finally moved on from the heartache of last year. She’s found a new place to live, her company has new clients, and her relationship with Alexander Williams is going strong, despite the desperate attempts by others to sabotage it.

Just when Summer thinks everything is finally falling into place, she receives another crushing blow, and this time it could even affect her business. Summer knows it’s finally time to put a stop to the one thing that threatens her happiness, even though it requires a difficult decision in order to do this. Will this season bring her everything she’s always wanted or will history repeat itself?

Find out how Summer’s one-year journey ends in this final installment of the Seasons of Summer Novella Series. More info →
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Silently in the Night

Silently in the Night

A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair:

Mystery, murder and mayhem – plus a moment of romance.

Sympathize with a doomed husband and connect with an altruistic robot. Explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.

From the light-hearted to the darkest depths of the human psyche. They’re all there in this smorgasbord of short stories to keep you guessing at every turn. From the author of Milijun and Saving Paludis.

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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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Brooklyn Rhapsody

Brooklyn Rhapsody

Meet Jan, an older single with all the frustrations and anxieties that go with that territory. Her family is disappointed because she's not married and so is she. But Jan is an optimist who accepts her life with all its challenges. She's witty, smart, and totally a Brooklyn gal. You gotta love her. More info →
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Smashed Nuts: Prequel – Excess Baggage Series

Smashed Nuts: Prequel – Excess Baggage Series

Sixteen hundred kilos of German Engineering. Enough alcohol to preserve a dead wallaby. A crazy wife in possession of both. How is Brenda supposed to avoid running into all three?

It’s something she finds out first-hand while navigating the murky waters of dating a married man. But is Hilton really worth risking life and limb over? If he’s the only thing between her, a decent meal, and not living in her car, then that's gotta be a ‘hell, yes!'.

Set in Surfers Paradise, Australia in 1977, against a heady backdrop of the sexual revolution, gold bikinis, and lots of sunshine, when a bloke could be rich enough to be viewed as attractive even if you had to wear a bag over your own head in case theirs fell off.

Hilton isn’t the only thing stopping Brenda from being hungry and homeless, but then working as a Surfers Paradise Meter Maid to make ends meet hadn’t been high on her list of life goals, either. She’s fine with strutting around town in a gold lamé bikini, tiara, and sash, but doing so while wearing high heels has her feet crying for relief. If it wasn’t for the excellent opportunities it provided for spotting ‘willing targets’, she’d have given it up long ago.

Smashed Nuts is a prequel novella to Andrene’s seventies-based Excess Baggage Series and is a no-holds-barred look at the less than salubrious parts of the Gold Coast.

What others are saying:

“I went into this book knowing it was only a short prequel. I knew that when I bought it. That doesn't mean that I'm happy about it being so short! GIVE ME MORE! I want more stories about being a meter maid wearing a gold bikini. I want more close calls. I want more disastrous liaisons. Damn it, I wanted this to be a longer book. It's too good to be so short. Funny, nostalgic, but too short... ;)”

“Lots of laughs from the Antics of a poor young woman who wants the good life and has a unique idea on how to get it without doing boring jobs. Life doesn't go to plan though. A fast paced short read. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.”

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The Cruelty of Love

The Cruelty of Love

Kate Johnson has made it to mid-level management in the IT group of a pharmaceutical company. Her intelligence, technical competence and easy-going personality are among the keys to her success. When Kate watches a television interview of one of her ex-boyfriends, her demons of over 30 years ago are awakened. Over the coming weeks, she cannot shake the resurrected feelings of betrayal and injustice, and vows to confront the men she once loved. She methodically conceives and carries out her ingenious, and illegal, plan. As the two men, her family and friends seek to understand her actions, Kate accepts her punishment. More info →
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Another Batch: Short Stories
Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Six unique inspirational messages to make people think about what they've been taught. Four of the parables discuss “what could have happened next” in relation to small stories taken from scripture and extrapolated. A fifth is a creation narrative and the sixth shares how to view the Creator from the perspective of an old eastern legend. It is the Author’s wish that in sharing her stories, the reader may open their hearts to the love, joy, and hope presented in these pages. More info →
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The Hostile: Book One of The Hostile series

The Hostile: Book One of The Hostile series

The Hostile is book one in this unusual contemporary paranormal series of crime thrillers. In a rundown area of Manchester inside a decrepit bathroom in a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates loner Serena's life, with disastrous results. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects Serena’s life but threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who earn her displeasure. It soon becomes clear that people should never upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you'll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way. Book 2 is Holiday for The Hostile. The Hostile Game is book 3, and book four is Confronting The Hostile. All books in the series are available in paperback and audiobook editions. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available. More info →
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Merry Ex-mas

Merry Ex-mas

A fun Christmas Short Story! Read this new short from Michael Lynes the award-winning author of There Is A Reaper and The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed More info →
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Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 8)

Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 8)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Keeping secrets safe can be a burden for a child. Children need to be able to confide in a responsible adult. Help your child understand the impact that keeping secrets can have on all those involved.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are asked to keep a secret from Max Turner, Ant’s sister, about her upcoming birthday present. What starts off as innocent fun, ends up being nasty when Ant uses the secret to ‘get his own back’. When Billy accidentally damages his dad’s new car he makes a pact with Ant about keeping it a secret. This puts a burden on them both, and nearly gets Eddy Jost into a lot of trouble.

Does Max find out what her surprise birthday present is? Did Eddy get into more trouble? Will Billy own up? How does Ant cope with keeping secrets?

Billy Knows A Secret is the eighth 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 guide your child in dealing with this destructive behaviour. More info →
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Haunted by Her Past – #5: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery

Haunted by Her Past – #5: A Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery

Abused and scared, Jena runs away only to be haunted by her abuser.

Paranormal Investigator, Lana Malloy, is faced with the task of helping a domestic abuse victim escape the ghost of her dead ex-boyfriend.

Jena Edwards escapes a bad relationship in Georgia only to be ambushed one night in her new Charleston home. When she's attacked, her only option is to protect herself. Her ex is killed in the struggle. She's beside herself with guilt. What’s more, her now-dead boyfriend is haunting her and he's more abusive now than he was when he was alive.

Demi Lancaster, Charleston's Police Chief, calls in a very pregnant Lana to help with the situation. Knowing Tony will worry if she tries to help in her condition, she tries to help from afar. She soon discovers it’s vital for her to be on the scene—stuck in the middle of an impossible situation.

How can Lana convince a man who was abusive in life to move on so his ex-girlfriend can find the peace of mind she deserves?

"...awesome, a great fun read but with a sweet intensity that kept me turning the page."

Other novellas in the series:

Haunted Hearts

Get Out or Die

The Wedding Crasher

Christmas Cruise

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The Hostile Game: Book Three in The Hostile series

The Hostile Game: Book Three in The Hostile series

Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, discovers the shocking reason why Tile X has befriended her. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. The Hostile Game is the third book in The Hostile series of gripping paranormal thrillers. Each book in this unusual series can be read as a standalone. More info →
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Breaking Point: Women of Purgatory 3.5

Breaking Point: Women of Purgatory 3.5

When you are pushing your life, love, and mission to the breaking point…

Time flew for the Purgatory organization, and even if its founder, Beatrice Dante, is never far away, Gabrielle Thorne is now in charge of the teams. But such a position comes at a price for the former assassin.

Her strength is wearing thin, and her relationship with her husband Sullivan is on the rocks. Pushing every warning sign aside, Gabrielle calls out the team for a mysterious mission at Beatrice’s request. With Sully, Mac, Wes, Dee and Owen by her side, and, of course, Lance, they quickly realize that their mission is going south from the start, and that every step is not only leading them in the wrong direction, but a shadow is keeping an eye on them along the way.

And for Gabrielle, her next decisions may mean the end of her life as she knows it.

For the first time, the Purgatory reunites in a novella.

A fast-paced, standalone novel. No need to have read the previous stories although you may find Breaking Point even more enjoyable! Fiery powerful women, sexy alpha males and a guaranteed HEA, impossible to ask for more! :-)

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Confronting The Hostile: Book Four of The Hostile series

Confronting The Hostile: Book Four of The Hostile series

A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Set in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile series of unusual paranormal crime thrillers. More info →
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Finding Their Way Home

Finding Their Way Home

Compelling, thought-provoking, and emotionally bare. This is a collection of poems that will inspire you and touch your soul.

In her debut book, Brenda Baker explores both our humanity and the human experience. Throughout, she introduces a range of characters from all walks of life - inviting the reader into their world to share intimate stories of love, loss, heartache, pain, and joy. More info →
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Living with Postcards

Living with Postcards

This non-fiction, colour-illustrated book describes my close relationship with old postcards, mainly fantasy ones. I've been collecting them since the 1970s and now own over two thousand of these charming, beautifully quirky historical items. I started fanatically collecting them while writing my thesis on Fantasy in Postcards at art college, where I was studying for a graphic design degree. My thesis won me a first with distinction, whereas my graphic art annoyingly gained me only a 2:2. I was asked by my art history tutor to lecture on the subject of Fantasy in Postcards. As I was only twenty-one at the time, I didn't feel ready, and opted to write this book instead. All the cards in my book are from my own large collection. More info →
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