The Harbinger Reserve

By S.A. Melby

Sky Metzger has been lost his entire life; out of place, born centuries too late. His subconscious remembers a time when man survived on his own, without oil, without electricity, without machines. When Sky is approached by members of an ancient secret society, he learns that he is not remembering… he is anticipating.

The world is about to be thrown into darkness; thrust back to the age of blacksmiths and stonemasons, and only a select few have been born to survive—and thrive through the transition. Sky is faced with a choice: to go back to his family and let his country collapse, or try to stop the attack and risk becoming the scapegoat for treason in a strategic communist takeover.

The Harbinger Reserve was recently named a finalist in the SUSPENSE/THRILLER category of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Family story morphs into post-apocalyptic drama in an extremely engaging manner. The entire story takes a logical course, backed by historical facts revealing an unusual, intriguing, and believable interpretation.” –J. Williams

 

” The story line turns in unexpected directions and high action from beginning to end make this novel difficult to put down.” –Robert A Foght

 

“A great combination of history, mystery, characters you hate and those you don’t want to close the book on. Twists you won’t see coming and philosophies that will have you mulling over long after the story ends. Amazing first book for this author!” –Michelle Coggins

 

About the Author

S.A. Melby is what you might call a Jack of all trades. And perhaps master of a few. An artist, craftsman, farmer and scientist, Melby has seen the world and experienced it hands-on. He has won numerous awards for his pen-and-ink portraits and acrylic paintings, and more than a few accolades for writing, research and design. Melby has found his niche on a picturesque hobby farm deep in the Ozarks with his lovely wife and three kids, as well as a menagerie of chickens, ducks and dogs. His book, The Harbinger Reserve, reflects his experiences and skills as a survivalist and prepper, not to mention his long-lived affinity for fringe thinking and conspiracy theory.

 

Destiny Defining Decisions: 11 Best-Selling Entrepreneurs Reveal their Greatest Success Secrets

By Aleks Srbinoski & More

“What was the thought process behind the best life decision you have ever made?” This is the central question answered in “Destiny Defining Decisions” which explores the keys to happiness, inspirational living and business success. It offers new and established entrepreneurs and self-improvement enthusiasts the opportunity to receive inspirational and practical guidance from 11 best-selling business experts.

Discover the 7 key skills of success, 10 guidelines for entrepreneurial and life happiness and a simple 5 phase step by step business plan to start-up or enhance your passions based small business immediately.

The list of guests include experts who run multi-million dollar companies, who publish New York Times Bestselling books (with some individual titles having sold more than 1 million copies on their own) and who have a combined net worth of over $300 million.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“If you are unsure of your path in life this book will get you motivated no matter what level of an entrepreneur you are. I highly recommend this book to anyone that feels they are destined to live the life of an entrepreneur and truly be happy.” –Carol A Mason

 

“This is a great read, well set out, and easily accessable.” –Adrian Mozejko

 

“The interview format taken by the author provides a unique look into the lives and workings of these great business minds. As such, I am positive you will enjoy this book if you value entrepreneurship and learning all you can about it and making your business run better to achieve the success you desire.” –William C. Parker

 

About the Author

Aleks George Srbinoski is an author, speaker and multidisciplinary psychologist focusing on mental health,success, happiness and entrepreneurship.

Known as a leading expert in success and happiness strategies, he is the founder of FulfillingHappiness.com and author of the Success Secrets Series, and the Fulfilling Happiness Program.

 

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Covenant

By Wade Joseph Le Fevre

Claire Correa seems to have it all. She’s married to the love of her life, she has two beautiful kids, and they just bought their first house. To Claire it’s a dream come true. But in reality nothing is ever as perfect as a dream and the house comes with disappointments. Her neighbors are all old women who have lived in the same houses for decades, she continues to make little headway with her moody, introvert stepdaughter, and to make the house livable they sink every last dollar they have into the place.

Claire takes these in stride, knowing their problems are shared by millions of other average Americans. But what these other average American home owners don’t share with Claire is a malevolent spirit that already resides in the house when they move in. An ancient evil that wants something from Claire in return for it’s hospitality. Will Claire be willing to pay the price and make the ultimate Covenant?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

 
“This was one of those books where I found the quietest place in my house and hoped my family could fend for themselves because I didn’t want to put it down. I love me a good dark, twisty, horror/psychological thriller and this one didn’t disappoint.” –Autumn J

 

“If you want to read something that will make you think, might make you scared and something that will give you different emotions then this is the book for you. Read it, you won’t be disappointed!” –Suleika Santana (All About Books)

 

“Wade Joseph Lefevre had me searching cracks and corners for things that go boo in the night!” –CK Marie

 

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Winners and Losers

By Steven Arnett

Set in a small southern Michigan city in the early 90s, Winners and Losers is a rollicking dark comedy starring Tom Slotrak, a young man who wins the jackpot in the Michigan Lottery and the crazy and (sometimes) adventures he has afterwards. He learns the hard way that money can’t buy happiness but that it sure can lead to some very funny and bizarre experiences!

At the beginning of the story, Tom is 26 but feels older because he’s bored with his life and feels rootless. He’s engaged to Erica Wonders: She’s smart and good looking and doesn’t treat him too badly, but Tom is bored with the relationship and doesn’t really love her anymore. He’s thinking about how he might be able to break off the engagement without all hell breaking loose. Though Tom is engaged to Erica, when he’s at work he has a hard time keeping his mind and his eyes off clerk and administrative assistant Lena Coffee. Sexy, flirty, and funny, Lena is Tom’s fantasy woman. Rumor has it that she has a boyfriend in a motorcycle gang, but she is just flirty enough and just nice enough to Tom for him to believe it’s not quite impossible that he and Lena could hook up. They end up having a secret affair.

However, Tom gets laid off from his job as an accountant at Allied Nuclear Corporation after a plant closing. He soon runs out of money and tries to find a new job but without much luck—eventually having to settle for shoveling manure for minimum wage at Meadowlark Farms. Erica is fed up with him, and it seems as if he’ll soon hit rock bottom. He’s down to his last $17, and even though he knows he shouldn’t, he buys a ticket for the Michigan Lottery at Joe’s Gas Mart. He barely makes the effort to check his ticket again the winning number when it’s announced on TV, but when he does, the seemingly impossible happens: His ticket matches the winning number!

Erica is absolutely thrilled, but Tom isn’t as happy as might be expected after such a turn of good fortune. With Tom tagging along, Erica goes on a giant spending spree. When he’s not shopping with Erica, everybody on planet Earth, it seems, tries to hit him up for money. The fortune has made Tom’s alienation from Erica worse, and he ends up breaking off the engagement. The end of his engagement makes him much sadder than he ever would have imagined, but he at least hopes it will be the beginning of a new life for him. Before he even has a chance to think about what he’ll do in the future, though, Lena calls him to tell him her boyfriend found out about their affair and is threatening to kill Tom, so he decides to leave town with hardly a moment’s notice. Now that he has so much money, he doesn’t necessarily think that’s such a bad thing, and he makes his way to Florida after an adventure at a hillbilly bar in Tennessee.

Tom ends up in Key West and thinks he’ll like it there, but he gets a shock when he goes to an ATM and is refused a withdrawal. Before long, he learns that Erica has sued him claiming the winning ticket really belonged to her and that a judge in Michigan has frozen his bank accounts! Broke again, Tom must again go out and look for a job. He hires in as a salesman at Florida Guano, where he meets secretary/receptionist Honey Sweetwater. All she seems to do at the office is work on her nails and looked bored. Tom soon finds, however, that she has pretty, mischievous eyes and a great sense of humor. Before long, the two of them are going out together and having a great time. Tom’s career at Florida Guano skids to a halt pretty quickly, but Tom and Honey have quite an adventure when they are invited to the Gothic mansion of Mr. Fabulous, the mysterious billionaire owner of Florida Guano.

Finally, the case of Wonders vs. Slotrak goes on trial, and Tom returns to Michigan. A legal battle to end all battles ensues, and Tom knows that the whole rest of his life. Will he end up rich and living a dream with Honey or will he end up right back where he was after he lost his job at Allied.

 

Winners and Losers is available at Amazon, Google Play, and Smashwords.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book turned out to be one of the more enjoyable reads I’ve had in years.” –Dr. Mike

 

“I really enjoyed this book! If you’ve ever wondered about what it would be like to win the lottery–and who hasn’t?–this book will give you a vivid sense of it, in all its ups and downs.” –Jeffery Arnett

 

About the Author

Steven Arnett was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1951 and enjoys writing fiction and poetry. He attended Michigan State University and the University of Maine. He currently lives in Luxembourg with his wife, Delphine, and daughter, Vivienne.

 

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RATS – 99¢ to 3/12/15

By Joe Klingler

One man on a decades old mission. A woman who hunts him. And the bullet they share.

Joe Klingler’s acclaimed debut novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off. Both skilled at violence. And deception. Both accustomed to winning.

Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Demon.

Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geosecurity specialty remains classified. When a boy finds a small machine, Claire and the Demon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire’s unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant she becomes the hunted, the Demon’s tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat. As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel pipe.

 

RATS is available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon CA.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I was immediately drawn in by the story and the characters, and was always kept wondering what would happen next.” –Larry

 

“Klingler’s debut offers a deep logistical jungle sure to entertain buffs and newcomers to the techno-thriller genre. Throughout, he displays fierce writing chops. Short chapters balance action and subterfuge with political thought targeted keenly at modern drone warfare.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

“Rats is an exciting political thriller. The story flows fast, smooth and will keep the reader engrossed and on the edge of their seat page after page.” –Elizabeth

About the Author

Joe Klingler spent a decade in medical imaging research after completing an engineering PhD, during which he met his first computer. Another decade developing software for editing and special effects drew him to Silicon Valley and the art of storytelling. Along the way he became intrigued with the intricate interplay of people and the technology they choose to allow into their lives. RATS, his first novel, was inspired by the story of a young boy injured by leftover war ordnance. He currently resides in California.
 

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World’s Best 10 Keys To Success: More Than Just A Self Help Book

By James Shendal

The World’s Best 10 Keys to Success is a new approach to the self-help genre. The goal is to guide people towards a happier and more fulfilled life. Success is not just about making money. It is about finding true value within oneself and one’s life. Based on research from a wide range of sources this book serves up new insights on old topics. Ultimately showcasing the real importance in life.

The 10 keys are set up to function as a framework for 10 steps towards a better life. The book delivers different perspectives on subjects that we all deal with everyday of our lives.

Unravel new ideas on family, friends, income, travel, relationships, self, happiness, giving, nourishment, and exercise. The book’s goal is to emphasize what is most important in life. It is an effort to get people to recognize the parts of their lives that often get overlooked.

A person will often forget that by focusing on what one already has they can attain so much more. Appreciation and respect for each of the 10 Keys to Success is what brings forth the true achievements in a person’s life. This is the key to unlocking a better life, and it starts on page one.

Also includes a Free Workbook!

 

World’s Best 10 Keys To Success is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Upon completion of the book, 10 Keys To Success, I felt a sense of fulfillment and enlightenment. More than anything, I felt inspired to implement these ‘keys to success’ to an effective plan of action.” –Talia Krystina

 

“A great read for inspiration and motivation through anecdotal stories as well as laying it all out in easy to follow chapters.” –JM in DC

 

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Critical Dawn

By Wearmouth and Barnes

Some mysteries should stay buried.
Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.

A centuries old plan unfolds.
Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the course of humankind forever.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Truly, if HG Wells were still around he would be reading this under the covers his bed, with the light on. Immensely enjoyable.” –M. L. Banner

 

“If you’re looking for a non-stop thrill ride that delivers from start to finish, stop looking — you’ve found it.” –David W. Wright, co-author of the Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace series.

 

“This book manages to paint a picture of a terribly transformed world without losing itself in chapter long adjective splurges either. These paintings are quickly brought to life with sharp bursts of action and reaction which keeps a reader on their toes as they race to see what happens next.” –William

 

About the Authors

Two heads are often better than one. Darren Wearmouth and Colin F. Barnes joined forces in 2013 to write thrilling tales of science and adventure with characters we can all relate to. Exploring the ‘what if’ scenarios of the post-apocalypse and where advanced technology will takes us, Wearmouth & Barnes seek to bring unique experiences to readers.

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Forever Young

By Scott Kyle & Karyn Folan

Forever Young is a fresh, fast paced romance adventure that reads like a Hollywood movie. Part Da Vinci Code, part National Treasure and part Indiana Jones, Forever Young follows the life of Frank Young.

A seemingly average guy, Frank falls in love at first sight with a gorgeous and mysterious woman, Jackie, as their plane survives a crash landing on the way to Frank’s ten year college reunion. Separated during the chaos of the emergency landing, Frank fears he will never see Jackie again. At his reunion the following night, Frank discovers he may have a power that could change his life – and the women he encounters – forever.

Soon beautiful A-listers who want to tap into his newfound power throw themselves at Frank who instead desperately wants to reconnect with Jackie. Meanwhile, Frank’s start up business is struggling, so when billionaire Ari Kousakas approaches Frank with a proposition that includes funding Frank’s fledgling travel company in exchange for tapping into Frank’s power, he becomes intrigued.

As with many of the characters in Forever Young, there is more to Ari than meets the eye. Frank soon finds that the people he loves most are in grave danger when he refuses Ari’s demands. As the power Frank thought of as a gift quickly becomes a curse, Frank decides to return to the place where he thinks it all began. Frank makes a harrowing journey that takes him half way around the world and puts his very own life at risk – all for love. Along the way he must make all but impossible choices that test his character as well his abilities for survival. Forever Young delves deep into issues of love, morality, greed, and the universal quest for eternal youth.

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“A rollicking read based on an incredible premise, replete with reverent nods to classic films, multi-layered characters, and more twists and turns than NASCAR–all leading up to a breathtaking climax that will leave you wanting more…” –Wendy Coakley-Thompson, Ph.D., Author of Writing While Black, Triptych, Back to Life, and What You Won’t Do For Love

 

“This is one of the best books I have read all year. I received it on a Saturday and finished on a Monday and then I was mad at myself because I read it so quickly. I missed it! I wanted more.” –Lori Marshall

 

“This was a really cool, clever book that I would highly recommend. When I finished it last night I gave it to my wife and insisted that she read it immediately.” –Sam Kerner

 

About the Author

Scott Kyle is the author of The Power Curve: Smart Investing Using Dividends, Options, and the Magic of Compounding, named a San Diego Book Award finalist in 2009. He is the CEO of Coastwise Capital Group, LLC, a high end money management firm located in La Jolla, CA. He co-founded and served as CFO for five years for The Active Network, Inc. which went public in 2011 before being sold in 2013 for $1.05 billion. Scott holds an MBA from Harvard University, degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and a General Course degree from the London School of Economics. Scott is a two-time world and nine-time national champion in sailing, an Ironman triathlon finisher, and holds a third degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo.

 

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Death in Uptown: A Paul Whelan Mystery

By Michael Raleigh

A killer terrorizes Chicago’s diverse Uptown neighborhood. Private investigator Paul Whelan’s specialty is tracking down missing persons, but when his good friend is found slain in an alley, Whelan is steered down a path of violence as he searches for answers.

His investigation is interrupted by the arrival of an attractive young woman, Jean Agee, who is on her own search for her missing brother. But as clues lead Whelan to believe the two cases may be connected, the body count rises quickly, and he finds himself racing to catch a killer before he strikes again.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“If you like murder mysteries, you have to read Death in Uptown. The way Michael Raleigh makes his characters come to life, with rich depth and great description, makes you want to page deeper and deeper into the book.” –Theodore Simon

 

“This series is a small treasure.” —Booklist

 

Newcomer Raleigh seems to have gotten so deeply inside his hero and his seamy world that there may be nothing left for a sequel. But it would be great to be wrong about that. –Kirkus Review

 

About the Author

Michael Raleigh was born in Chicago and attended De Paul University and Michigan State University. He is the author of the The Conjurer’s Boy (Harvard Square Editions) and seven previous books: the coming-of-age novel In the Castle of the Flynns (Sourcebooks 2002), the comic adventure The Blue Moon Circus (Sourcebooks 2003) and five mysteries: Death in Uptown (St. Martin’s 1991), A Body in Belmont Harbor (St. Martin’s 1993), The Maxwell Street Blues (St. Martin’s 1994), A Killer on Argyle Street (St. Martin’s 1995), and The Riverview Murders (St. Martin’s 1997). In the Castle of the Flynns was reissued by Sourcebooks in 2012.

In February of 2015, Diversion Books reissued the five Paul Whelan mystery novels listed above.

 
 

Only A Kiss

By Ines Bautista-Yao

When she was nine-years-old, Katie knew she wanted Chris to give her her first kiss. It wasn’t because she was in love with him (no way, he was her best friend! Besides, she was in love with his fourteen-year-old big brother), it was because she could make him do anything she wanted.

Besides, it didn’t really mean anything. It was only a kiss after all.

But then things started to change. They grew up. They parted ways and went to different high schools. And other girls and boys—well, just one particular boy—came into the picture, throwing their lives upside down.

Told from the alternating points of view of Katie and Chris, this love story between two best friends will tug at your heartstrings and leave you thinking how the simplest things can mean so much.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written story about friendship, relationship, commitment and pure, clean, unadulterated love. It all started with a kiss, and ended with a happily ever after.” –Claire

 

“I finished this book in one sitting! I couldn’t put it down.” –KC

 

“Bautista-Yao’s writing is solid and expressive. Romance is not a genre I generally enjoy because it gets too mushy without much depth of character. However, Chris and Katie are real.” –Mrs. G

 

About the Author

Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, and Only a Kiss. She has also written two short stories, “Flashbacks and Echoes,” which is part of a compilation called All This Wanting and “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival.

She is the former editor-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher. She is also a wife and mom and blogs about the many challenges and joys of motherhood at theeverydayprojectblog.com. She has recently launched The Author Project, a section in her current blog devoted to the stories in her head.

 
 

Falling for Bentley (Part One)

By Shawnte Borris

Just when Bentley Knight thought life was only about football and women, a Hail Mary pass comes at him, changing everything.

Forced to grow up faster than he wants, Bentley struggles with the responsibility of being a good example to his younger brother, on and off the football field, and pleasing his frustrated, demanding father. Just when he reaches his limit of complications, in walks a beautiful blond angel, endangering the delicate balance he’s finally found in his new life.

When mistakes of his past threaten to derail his future, will Bentley be man enough to win the heart of the girl he once ridiculed in high school, who just happens to be the woman of his dreams?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Great story and characters. A fun and easy read. The ending has you yearning for more. Can’t wait for the sequel!” –Maureen Ortega

 

“I was drawn in to the story, it felt like I was there, like an old friend catching up. I can not wait to find out what happens next in Chasing Bentley!” –Blushing Divas Book Reviews

 

“I love the way that Shawnte writes, I always feel so emotionally attached to the characters and this book is by far one of my favorite reads this year.” –N. Townson

 

About the Author

Shawnté lives in a small community in Alberta, Canada. Her husband and her have two beauitful children ages 6 & 9. Most of her time is devoted to them.

If she isn’t found with her family, mostly likely she is in a corner on her kindle or traveling.

 

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Cover of Night: A Behind the Scenes Novel

By Tammy Powell

Tonight, she rises…

Marella Demick was just eighteen when she was brutally attacked on her way home late one night. Fleeing her hometown for the safety and privacy of Bluff’s Edge, Ella focused on her recovery and putting the past behind her. Now, seven years later, Ella is convinced that the rapes of three women are being carried out by the same man who attached her all those years ago. Returning to Posey Cove was not in her plans, but knowing what she knows, she’ll do anything to stop a monster from striking again. When Ella walks into the office of Behind the Scenes, she’s shocked to see Tuck Mallory. Lawyer turned private investigator; Tuck’s family has deep ties with Ella’s. In fact, Ella was working for Tuck the summer she was attacked. Tuck’s never forgotten the night Ella was attacked, or the shock at discovering she had not only been beaten, but raped as well. Now, the two join forces to track down a rapist. With little to go on and not much memory of that fatal night, Ella will have to lean on Tuck to help her catch a madman. Fighting an intense attraction, the two will have to put everything on the line in order to prevent Ella from becoming a victim once again.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Well developed characters, engaging plot, and just enough steam and intrigue to make it a great read during my vacation.” –Jennifer Gorham

 

“Happy to have another writer that can spin a great yarn. The characters were well developed with a great story that held my interest right through to the last page.” –Auntie Sherry

 

“After reading just the first chapter I couldn’t put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book and can’t wait for another!!” –Kristy Scarzo

 

About the Author

Tammy Powell was born in Morganton, North Carolina and later moved to Michigan with her family. She has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan and is working on her Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist. She wrote her first book, Cover of Night: A Behind the Scenes Novel, on her summer vacation and is currently working on a follow up novel in the series. She spends her free time with her husband, two children, and a very spoiled dog named Coconut. You can reach her at tamlynpowell@yahoo.com

 
 

Blood of Shadows (Blood of Shadows Series Book 1)

By Mariana Thorn

War is coming to the Three Kingdoms, Malna, Zockii and Tirllyn.

Attacks along the borders are growing more frequent. Innocent people are dying. Princess Malayna and the rest of the elite fighters known as the Shadows are tasked with investigating and relocating the people, and rumors of a traitor among the Shadows has Layna stretched to her limits. When she is paired with Kester, a partner she never wanted, she finds herself learning to trust and survive in more ways than she even knew existed. With lives at stake, Malayna must find a way to catch the traitor, protect her people and guard her heart, because someone she loves may not live to see tomorrow…

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“There are sooo many wonderful moments in this book; some made me smile, others made me laugh out loud, some made me cry.” –Sabrina

 

“Beautiful story that has it’s fun moments along with the emotional moments. The author puts some demons to bed but we are left on the edge of our seats waiting for the sequel.” –KelHawk

 

“I highly recommend giving it a read. As with all of this author’s books I can tell you reading them will not be a waste of time or money.” –J Hughes

 

About the Author

If you look in the local coffee shop or bookstore you might just find Mariana Thorn. She can usually be found with headphones in and deep into the worlds she has created. There is this thing about her pens if you touch them you might receive a smack to the hand and the well-known glare of destruction.

As a child all her stories involved horses, horses and more horses. There might have been a slight obsession. Writing became more serious in her early twenties but she never dreamed of publishing until much later. Mariana participates yearly in the international event called NANOWRIMO. She has even been known as a Municipal Liaison for that crazy event. There is nothing like the feeling of encouraging other writers, she would say.

 

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Those Eyes: A love story

By Marc Richard

We are more than just a sack of blood and bones. We humans are capable of one of the more complex yet basic human emotions. We call it “love”, and it is governed by forces far greater than you and me. It usually comes when we stop searching. This is a tale of love lost, then found, then lost, then found…

 

About the Author

Marc Richard is an author of horror, love stories, science fiction, and literary fiction that is otherwise unclassifiable. He even authored a semi-autobiographical novel about Borderline Personality Disorder. He promises something to read for every interest. All of his novels are peppered and spiced with his dark, twisted sense of humor. Originally hailing from Rumford Maine, he calls Portland Maine his home. He has a winning personality, and is very handsome, according to his mother.

 

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The Breakers Ultimatum (YA Paranormal Romance) (Fixed Points Book 3)

By Conner Kressley

Tonight, she rises…

Separated from the love of her life, Cresta is determined to get him back before making a break from the dreaded Hourglass. The trouble is, she’s the only one who doesn’t think it’s a suicide mission. Throw in the fact that her powers are spiraling out of control and Royce seems to be the only one who can help, and things seem hopeless. But when Casper reveals a startling connection to a previously unknown piece of the prophecy, it sets Cresta on a path that will take her further away from Owen than she ever wanted to be. Can she find a way to stop the madness before the world itself crumbles and, even if she does, will she find that fate has pushed her into the arms of Royce?

The Dragon lives…

Meanwhile, deep within the bowels of the Hourglass, Owen Lightfoot sits a prisoner of the Council. His powers are growing too, and the Council is foaming at the mouth to use him as a weapon…against the woman he loves. With the safety of his family hanging in the balance, he is left with no other choice but to play along. But when a strange occurrence throws a whole new light on everything, the lines start to become blurred. Sacrifices will be made, connections will be tested and, by the end, either the Dragon or Owen will be gone forever.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I absolutely ADORE every WORD this author writes!” –Book Crazy

 

“I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars! I can’t put into words how much I have loved this series!!” –Alecia

 

“Absorbing, energetic, suspense filled and beautiful a love story. Everything one package. Flows easily. Couldn’t put it down. Will re-read again.” –Lightpoint

 

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm – and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith’s The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill – a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill’s world. Fans of The Love Series – Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You – are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith’s emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You – continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.

 

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Finding Us (Finding Series, Book One)

By Megan Smith

Jasmine Jennings is running from her past, something she never wants to deal with again. Starting out fresh in a new city, life is finally looking up.

That is until she meets him — Knox Mitchell. She tries to elude him, but he’s everywhere. When she finally gives in, he begins to avoid her.

One tragic night, Knox’s future was ripped away. His body and soul crave revenge from the man who took everything away from him, but when Jasmine crashes into Knox’s muddled life, he’s torn. What is he supposed to do about falling for the girl who was to be part of his plan for retaliation?

When all secrets are revealed can they move forward without the past destroying any hopes of having a future?

*While this book is part of the Finding Series, it can be read as a standalone novel.*
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

Finding Us is sweet and romantic with a twist of suspense all wrapped into a summer romance.” –Heidi McLaughlin, USA Today bestselling author of The Beaumont Series

 

“Megan Smith’s Finding Us will take you on a rollercoaster ride of angst, love and even hate. Jasmine and Knox’s story will grab you on page one, so hang on tight, folks!” –Ilsa Madden-Mills, Author of Very Bad Things

 

“Suspenseful, addictive and heart wrenching, Megan Smith captivated me from start to finish in Finding Us, a story not told too often and delivered flawlessly!” –Chelsea Landon, Author of Something Worth Saving

 

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm – and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith’s The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill – a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill’s world. Fans of The Love Series – Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You – are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith’s emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You – continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.

 

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Baring Teeth: Book One of the Baring Point Series

By Janet Queen

Julian Catanzaro was born into disgrace.

Being the son of a traitor isn’t anything to be envied. Abandoned and disgraced by his father, who defected to a rival pack, Julian Catanzaro had prepared himself for a life to be lived on the outermost fringes of society.

Katrina Clairborne had everything she ever wanted.

Being the daughter of the Pack Alpha has its perks. Stubborn, beautiful Katrina grew up being given everything she ever wanted – everything, that is, but a Mate. Watching her sisters pair off one by one with uninteresting men, Katrina longs for someone who can match her fire, someone who can make her blood burn the way the mysterious wolf in her dreams does.

Wandering into the wrong territory might get Katrina killed – unless he can save her.

Katrina’s feistiness gets her in trouble when she takes off deep into the Wild after a fight with her father. Lost, alone, and struggling to control her still-fresh powers, she desperately needs help. Julian finds her and, seeing a chance to redeem his family’s name, begins fighting danger of all kinds in an attempt to get them both home alive.

Babysitting the spoiled princess wasn’t high on Julian’s wish list, but when all of the sudden he starts to fall for her, his priorities begin to change… The only question is, will they make it out alive?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“If your looking for a great paranormal book this is one that you will have to read!!’ –Brianna Ketchum

 

“The author tells a great story and builds the characters well throughout this first book…” –Elisa Bohanan

The Blacksmith (Tales from the Graveyard Book 1)

By Susan Shultz

My name is Ainsley. I live among the dead.

Meet Ainsley. Ainsley lives alone, and she likes it that way. Ainsley has some secrets. Dark secrets.

Sometimes, Ainsley feels like the Blacksmith is the only one who will ever understand her. The Blacksmith resides in the graveyard in her garden. You see, Ainsley’s heart was broken long ago, and now it’s dead. As dead as the Blacksmith’s. They belong together.

Then there’s Sam: sweet, loving Sam. Ainsley was abandoned by anyone she ever loved, but Sam has always been there. If her heart weren’t already dead, Ainsley might even say she loved him.

Not even Sam knows the depth’s of Ainsley’s darkness…and lately, she’s come very, very close to revealing it to him.

But the Blacksmith says no. And what the Blacksmith says, goes.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This haunting, chill-you-to-the-core novella by Susan Shultz is not for the faint of heart.” –Kathleen M. Dempsey

 

“Chilling story with some great surprises! I could not read this fast enough.” –Richard M. Meldrum Jr.

 

“The Blacksmith by Susan Shultz is a ghastly masterpiece.” –Wilbert Stanton

Evensong (Meratis Trilogy)

By Krista Walsh

Author Jeff Powell wakes up to find the impossible has happened. He is within his own novel—summoned into the fictional world of Feldall’s Keep by a spell he didn’t write. One the House enchantress hasn’t figured out how to reverse.

When the villain he’s been struggling to write reveals himself, unleashing waves of terror and chaos, Jeff must use more than his imagination to save the characters he created—and the woman he loves.

Trapped within a world of his own creation, he must step outside the bounds of his narrative to help his characters defeat an evil no one anticipated, even if he must sacrifice his greatest gift. In the end, he has to ask: are novels really fiction, or windows into other worlds?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“What a page turner! Krista is one of those wonderfully talented authors who can create a beautiful, vibrant and very realistic world in an easy and fun to read story.” –Megan

 

“I wasn’t disappointed with Evensong. It’s light-hearted with excellent humour and characters that I genuinely grew to care about. Walsh does a great job of putting them into tough, tense situations, and handles their emotional reactions with skill and nuance.” –CFB

 

“EVENSONG is the first book in the MERATIS TRILOGY and I’m looking forward to the next installment. If you like fantasy that transports you, makes you think, and keeps you guessing, then you’ll want to grab a copy of EVENSONG and settle in for the adventure.” –KathiLS

 

About the Author

Known for witty, vivid characters, Krista Walsh never has more fun than getting them into trouble and taking her time getting them out. After publishing a few short stories and novellas in various anthologies, she has now released her own anthology, the serial collection Greylands. When not writing, or working at her day job, she can be found reading, gaming, or watching a film – anything to get lost in a good story. She currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

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Drop of Doubt: The Ghost Bird Series: #5 (The Academy)

By C. L. Stone

Sang Sorenson and the Academy boys return to Ashley Waters High School but before they get a chance to even settle in, Sang’s life is threatened by an anonymous caller.

They retreat to the protective walls of the Morgan estate, a safe house for when the boys are under fire. But when new threats can break through those barriers that once kept them secure, it leaves Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North rushing to figure out who is hunting them.

But when you’re fighting a ghost who seems to know all your secrets, retreating is no longer an option.

The Academy, Deceptively Strategic.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book was finished in one sitting. You can’t stop and don’t want to! I cannot wait for the next book to come out in this series!!” –Joyce

 

“If you love reading a good book by a great author start this series no matter how old you are!” –D. Ellington

 

“This book just blew me away. I thought everything was going to calm down a bit after the last book, but no–instead, it gets even scarier and awesomer and just plain amazing.” –Cierra

 

About the Author

C. L. Stone once lived in Charleston, SC, and currently lives among Cajuns. She writes about cute boys and uncomfortable situations, usually mixed together.

 

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Dog with a Bone (Black Dog Book 1)

By Hailey Edwards

Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Hailey Edwards has created a stunning, contemporary fantasy that oozes sexual chemistry. What it has in sexual heat is only enhanced by the non-stop action, riveting characters and wonderful world building.” –Beth H

 

“Hailey Edwards mixes laughter, mythical and fae creatures, snappy dialogue and some incredible life-or-death moments into this start of what promises to be a wonderfully fun series, and wraps it neatly with a long ribbon trailing to the next story.” –The Jeep Diva

 
“Hailey Edwards has created a stunning, contemporary fantasy that oozes sexual chemistry. What it has in sexual heat is only enhanced by the non-stop action, riveting characters and wonderful world building.” –Tome Tender

 

About the Author

A cupcake enthusiast and funky sock lover possessed of an overactive imagination, Hailey lives in Alabama with her handcuff-carrying hubby, her fluty-tooting daughter and their herd of dachshunds.

 

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Blood Seance

By Ian Henry

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO EVELYN LEIGHTON?

When the Kellerman family moves into a gorgeous old Spanish mansion in the Pacific Palisades, they have no idea that they’ve just bought a piece of forgotten Hollywood folklore, once owned by a forties-era B-movie actress.

But when the walls start cracking and strange voices whisper in the night, they begin a white-knuckle journey to save themselves from the dark forces in the house, and to confront face-to-face the horrible fate that befell a beautiful young starlet named Evelyn Leighton.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“For all those that enjoy reading a book that gives you chills, this one will not disappoint.” –Andrea Riggio

 

“This novel never dragged at any point and I found myself unable to put this book down for very long, because I just couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.” –Bill Edwards

 

“The action is non-stop and you cannot help but keep turning those pages. I read the book basically in two days – couldn’t put it down.” –Dog Mom

 

About the Author

Ian Henry was raised in the Midwest, and now resides in Southern California. He has done a bit of acting, the highlight of which involved working with the late Kevin McCarthy (of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” fame), playing Mordred to McCarthy’s King Arthur. He kicked around Long Beach for a while, giving ghost tours aboard the RMS Queen Mary, and helping to coordinate the annual haunted house, Shipwreck. Now he works the graveyard shift and writes while the rest of the world is sleeping. You can contact him at ianhenryhorror@gmail.com, or at facebook.com/ianhenryauthor. He’d love to hear from you.

 

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American Goddesses

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By Gary R. Henry

When two small-town women find themselves with nearly unlimited powers of mind and body, their lives get complicated. Things turn nasty as a shadowy organization attempts to use Megan and Trish for their own evil ends, and destroy them, their town and the USA in the process.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book was fun, fast-paced, emotional and interesting the whole way through. I recommend this book!” –Rivka

 

“I can’t believe I let this book sit on my kindle for so long without reading it. It was probably one of the most enjoyable books I’d read so far this year; suspenseful, empowering, thrilling and just delicious all the way around.” –Diana Graves

 

“Looking for something with Brilliance, Action and Flare? Then this is your read.” -De Anne Townes Jr.

 

About the Author

Grew up at the beach in Virginia. Discovered the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rockies in college, where I studied journalism and theater. Honed my writing craft in the military as a “Navy Journalist.” Taught journalism at the Defense Information School.

Discovered spelunking while stationed in Nashville, Tenn. Love the AP Stylebook. Retired from the Navy, live in Lawrence, Kansas with spouse Karen Ann and dogs Sophie Jones and Lambchop.

Managing editor for a glossy print monthly magazine covering design and construction. Enjoy running all day and night on trails in woods. Wrote my first novel a couple months after discovering Smashwords. Now living happily ever after.

 

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Last Train Home (The Home Series: Book One)

By Megan Nugen Isbell

17-year-old Riley Regas has spent her entire life in Boston, so when she learns she’ll be picking up and moving to her mother’s childhood home of Carver, Kansas, she is less than thrilled. In fact, she is downright furious. Riley’s only visited Carver a handful of times. She barely knows her family that lives there and she has no desire to spend her senior year among the backward, simpleminded residents of Carver.

Reluctantly though, her views begin to change, despite her encounters with Adrienne, a girl Riley quickly realizes is determined to make her life miserable, when she meets Alex Bettencourt. Alex is popular and gorgeous and Riley’s never seen brown eyes quite like his before.

While Riley couldn’t be happier, she knows Jesse, her best friend in Carver, isn’t sure of her new relationship with Alex. She soon finds a balance between Alex and her friends though and life in Carver doesn’t seem so bad after all, even if her relationship with her mother is rocky at best.

Just when Riley thinks she might be happy in Carver, a single decision changes it all, leaving her to find out who she really is and who matters most in her life before she loses everything.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I could not put this book down!! Very good and entertaining.” –Sani

 

“Great book. Couldn’t put it down. Very well written…” –Amber Matern

 
“Great book. I read this book in a day. Megan has a way writing which helps you relate to the characters. I can’t wait until she publishes another book!” –RayRay
 

About the Author

Megan Isbell was born in Japan and raised in Southern Arizona. Her husband’s submarine career brought her to Connecticut in 2002. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and an MS in Reading/Language Arts Education. While her passion is writing, she also loves her day job as a first grade teacher. She chooses to set most of her stories in New England because she can’t think of a more beautiful place to live. Besides writing, Megan loves spending time with her daughter, watching TV (especially The Vampire Diaries and anything on The History or Travel Channels) and running. She loves the Boston Red Sox and has an unhealthy obsession with the The Killers, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Script, Within Temptation, Alex Band and Ryan Star. She currently lives in northeast Connecticut with her husband, daughter, one crotchety Yorkie, one lovable Chihuahua, and one indifferent gray cat. Her next book, “Here With Me” will be released in late summer 2013.
 

 

 

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes: Top 52 Easy & Healthy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Everyone Will Love

By Michael E. Reese

This book will show you how to enjoy slow cooking even when you’re vegan.

Contrary to popular belief, being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that you only get to eat “rabbit food” for the rest of your life. In this eBook, you will learn more than 50 recipes that you can cook and serve even to non-vegetarians.

You’ll Find The Following Main Benefits in This Vegetarian Slow Cooker cookbook.

=> Each recipe in this cookbook is healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.

=> Step-by-Step directions for preparing each of the vegetarian slow cooker recipes that makes the process of cooking much easier and quicker.

=> Ingredient for every recipe is clearly written with measurements are given in very simple and easy to understand manner.

=> The navigation between the recipes has been made super easy.

=> The vegetarian slow cooker recipes kindle book comes with Linked table of contents which made jumping to your preferred and desirable recipe very easy by just clicking on the recipe.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The recipes are great, and there’s even vegan dessert! I just love everything in this book!” –Nick Erlingston

 

“Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes is a great way to utilize something that most kitchens have and few use: the slow cooker.” –Dan Alatorre

 

“Definitely an amazing book! The recipes here are all mouthwatering and delicious. I can’t wait to try them.” –Felicity

A Glimpse of Her Soul (Gillian Boone)

By Stuart Jaffe

A secret message etched into a girl’s soul. A hidden universe atop our own. Bizarre monstrosities stranded on Earth. When all these collide in the life of Gillian Boone, she must run to survive.

Her struggle leads her into a world hiding just beneath the curtain of our own – an underworld of vicious creatures and dark magic. A world in which her own family is not what they appear.

Where her only savior may be her deadliest enemy.

She better come up with answers fast because more than one life hangs in jeopardy.

Filled with action and excitement, intrigue and mystery, A Glimpse of Her Soul is a pulse-pounding ride that will stay with you long after you’ve read the final chapter.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Wow, what a read. Jaffe really has given us something quite fresh and new. I loved this read a lot.” –Diana

 

“Stuart pens “A Glimpse of Her Soul” in an original plot filled with twists and turns that kept me glued to my kindle.” –My Cozy Corner

 

“So, I recommend this book. It’s fast-paced, interesting, alittle scary/creepy and surprising. All in all, a very good story.” –Mira

 

About the Author

Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Bluesman pulp series, the Gillian Boone series, and much more. His short stories have been collected in 10 Bits of My Brain and 10 More Bits of My Brain. Numerous other short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies.

He is the co-host of The Eclectic Review — a podcast about science, art, and well, everything.

For those who keep count, the latest animal listing is as follows: one dog, four cats, one albino corn snake, one Brazilian black tarantula, three aquatic turtles, assorted fish, four chickens, and a horse. Thankfully, the chickens and the horse do not live inside the house.
 

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Fiction Short Stories: Railroad Tales-A collection of enchanting short stories by Gautham Ganesan


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Promo Dates: 2/9-2/11

Railroad Tales is a collection of enchanting short stories that is sure to keep you entertained and engaged and leave you wanting for more. If you about to set forth on a long and tiresome train journey or if you going to be stuck in tuition or summer class for hours together then this is the perfect book to rid yourself of the boredom and help you
while away time entertainingly!!

Railroad Tales has a tailored collection of three short stories from genres that are gripping and would leave you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Travel along with the charmingly handsome Ali in Mystery in Mrithika’s Murder and get to know how he solves the mysterious murder case.

Seeking Hanukka is an adventurous treasure hunt story of five people who seek the mysterious and elusive treasure of Hanukka.

Ankith is an ordinary young boy who wanted to play cricket. But the most bizarre things happen to him on a sunny summer holiday. Find out about his supernatural adventures in Astral Ankith.

Elemental Shadows (The Eldritch Files Book 2)

By Phaedra Weldon

How do we tell the good from the bad when they look the same?

Elemental Witch and Magic Shop owner, Samantha Hawthorne, faces her future with the knowledge she was raised, taught, and groomed by the very evil responsible for the disappearance of her mother. Threads of Arcane Magic linger alongside the guilt Samantha endures for killing an innocent in her failed pursuit for revenge.

Now Clerics, the Witch’s Judiciary Branch, appear and request her aid in proving the self-appointed Witch Queen of New Orleans possesses the rumored Malleus Maleficarum, The Witch’s Hammer. They believe her command of the book’s Arcane power is responsible for the death of three Witch Elders.

But something else is rising in the city as reports of ghost sightings and evil shadows increase. Faced with a lingering fear her own use of Arcane Magic has tainted her in some way, mounting pressure with the threat of a warlock from the Clerics, and suspicion that the evil that escaped her is still influencing her decisions, Samantha calls upon her friends to weave their unique magic together to stop the rampage of Elemental Shadows.

Elemental Shadows is the second book in the Eldritch Files series.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I will definitely be adding this author to my list of must read authors.” –Susanne

 

“Another great book. Great story with depth that leaves me waiting for the next one with anticipation.” –Dean Ash

 

“The first 2 books have been really great and I only wish they had been longer.” –GinaBu

 

About the Author

Phaedra started writing from a very early age. Her imagination and love of television and movie characters often rewarded her with strange looks at school and the reputation of Geek, a badge she wears proudly.

Phaedra pursued a career in the Graphic Arts industry but never stopped writing. Her first book, WRAITH, published in 2007, kicked off the Zoë Martinique Investigation Series. The Seventh book in the series, SERAPHIM, released earlier this year (2014).

 

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Seizing Darkness (Fur, Fangs, and Fairies Book 1)

By Mariana Thorn

With her past distant and forgotten, Natalya has built herself a nice life. She has a job she finds rewarding as a special agent with the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. Her partner, Dante, isn’t too bad for a bloodsucking vampire. Val, her boss, is like a father to her. Her favorite part is that she lives near the Cascade Mountains. Whenever she needs a little vacation, she can shift into a tiger and go running in the woods. Life is good.

That is until recently. Agents are turning up dead and she can’t pin down what is going on. Little does she know that her past is about to come back and bite her in the tail. With no memories before the last year she is a little behind the curve in finding out what is going on. The investigation turns dangerous as the attack turn personal. Lives are on the line, including her own. Will Natalya find out what is going on before it’s too late?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is a must read. An amazing start to what is sure to be a crazy series. Mariana Thorn will not let you down! Bring on the sequel!” –KelHawk

 

“With a slew of swoon-worthy men, the darkest of villains and one super kickass heroine…Fur, Fangs and Fairies is one UF series to watch out for!” –Shanna Harris

 

“Mariana thorn writes a story with unique characters and witty dialogue. One more than one occasion, I found myself chuckling aloud at the sassy and sarcastic retorts her characters would say.” –Sarah Jayne

 

About the Author

If you look in the local coffee shop or bookstore you might just find Mariana Thorn. She can usually be found with headphones in and deep into the worlds she has created. There is this thing about her pens if you touch them you might receive a smack to the hand and the well-known glare of destruction.

As a child all her stories involved horses, horses and more horses. There might have been a slight obsession. Writing became more serious in her early twenties but she never dreamed of publishing until much later. Mariana participates yearly in the international event called NANOWRIMO. She has even been known as a Municipal Liaison for that crazy event. There is nothing like the feeling of encouraging other writers, she would say.

 

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The Pink Victorian ($.99 until 2/11!)

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By Laurie Adair Grove

The Pink Victorian is on sale for just $.99 until 2/11!

In this sequel to Crossroads Serenade, an unwelcome character from Pete’s past shows up for a show-down, which can either drive a permanent wedge into his relationship with Meredith, or cement it in place so they can build their future together—a future that will include their son Grant, whom Meredith and Pete hope will remain happy and well-adjusted, even after they saddle him with a reality no child should ever have to deal with.

Former Serenade employee Ralph returns to Crossroads and now works at the McBride ranch. A bad experience in Las Vegas has left him afraid to love again until he meets Helene and her spirited little girl, Arlee, who are on the run from Arlee’s father. When the gas gauge of their car lands on empty, Helene and Arlee land in Crossroads and change a lot of lives, including their own.

Mona, The Serenade’s flirty fifty-something head waitress who took Meredith under her wing and taught her “Waitressing 101”, finds retirement so boring it’s ‘killing’ her! Replaced by JoLynn as the head waitress, Mona appears to be stuck in a lifestyle that is so not Mona!

Finally, Jenny’s dream of a charity to serve the underprivileged children of the area has come to fruition. Over time, the truth takes hold in Meredith’s heart—that the good the charity does for the children far outweighs some bitter memories she has of having grown up there—in The Pink Victorian.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The Pink Victorian was an unexpected pleasure for me to read. This is a great book by a great writer!” –Dman411

 

“The sequel is a must read to those who enjoyed reading Crossroads Serenade.” –Old Marine’s Wife

 

“Pretty good book, kept me interested and loved all the characters.” –Didi38

 

About the Author

I grew up the fourth of five children; I have three sisters and one brother, so we had plenty of drama! My family lived in a number of towns in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, which is probably why tall evergreens, majestic mountains and wide open spaces make me feel at home and often figure in my writing.

I enjoy family sagas; stories about how people meet and form strong bonds and relationships and manage the challenges they encounter. Contemporary women’s fiction, romance and historical fiction are also often on my reading list.

My first book on Amazon is Crossroads Serenade, followed by The Pink Victorian, which is the sequel.
 

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Red Gold

By Ernest Dempsey

Near the end of the Civil War, a ship carrying millions in Confederate gold disappears shortly after departure. The history books say it sank before reaching its destination. The history books are wrong.

Artifact recovery specialist, Sean Wyatt is in Savannah, Georgia looking for clues to a Confederate ship that went missing near the end of the Civil War. His search leads to trouble with a mysterious and seductive European collector in an exciting thrill ride that will keep you reading until the end, and make you wonder what other treasures still lie undiscovered.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Mr. Dempsey writes very compelling stories and I always enjoy his works – he is well known for terrific stories – well thought out and engaging as usual” –Judith Brightman

 

“Civil War, sunken ship and gold all add up to a rousing tale of who gets it. Sean Wyatt at his short best.” –D. Dail

 

“Great read–short but interesting and fun. Puts some new meaning to passing on a treasure. Give it a try.” –Carol Kennedy

 

About the Author

Ernest Dempsey writes exciting, action & adventure fiction and science fiction. Ernest currently lives in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he works as a school counselor, lead recruiter at Studio E, consults other writers, and writes novels.

Despite having degrees in Psychology and Counseling, Ernest always enjoyed creating stories, has perpetually been fascinated by the ancient world, and can often be found reading the works of such contemporaries as: Dan Brown, Steve Berry, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, and Sci-fi writer Matthew Mather.

Ernest’s debut novel, The Secret of the Stones was re-released in December of 2012 along with the follow up in the series, The Cleric’s Vault. Both stories have quickly climbed the charts in Amazon as more and more readers discovered this new author in the thriller genre. His most recent release, The Dream Rider, is a cutting edge Science Fiction story that delves into the world of lucid dreams.

 

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Punch Out Procrastination: 21 Productivity Principles to Beat Procrastination, Boost Focus, and Double Your Output

By Patrick King

Beautiful and impoverished, Lauren Vasquez joined the United States military in her youth. She never expected to witness the destruction of Earth. In the year 2131, nuclear and chemical war fueled by religion obliterates all of civilization. Trapped in underground bunkers Lauren and other survivors face homicidal artificial intelligence and fabricated metal assassins who police their new dystopian reality. An unplanned pregnancy by a sociopath further complicates her situation and Lauren will do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child. She holds on to the dream that her baby will not be formed with the emptiness of the father. Explore a possible future of human and synthetic beings as Vasquez enters, survives, and fights to find an exit from the ruined land. You will question the existence of gods and embrace the dreams of androids. This is a dark and emotional story about the mystery of life, the finality of death, and the struggle to find hope in a devastated world.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book is a must read to increase your productivity especially if you are an entrepreneur like myself!” –VBC Bookworm

 

“The author writes in an engaging and motivational way which gets you in the mood to use his advice. Reccomended.” –mrk8

 

“Great book, honestly! I’m always skeptical when reading these types of books but this one really delivers!” –JuekeBox

 

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Patrick King is a dating and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as Inc.com.
 

Outskirts of Vision: A Graphic Novel

By Nir Levie

What constitutes a “good” city? Do city planners really have control over the success of the cities they design?

Ben is a young architect who suddenly appears in a dangerous, apocalyptic world. He knows what he’s doing there – He’s on a mission to investigate the city. The only person he gravitates towards and communicates with is a violent, rebellious anarchist. It soon becomes apparent that they both share knowledge about the city: They both know that it changes. The city’s plan, its buildings, roads, streets – everything changes, disappears and reappears elsewhere – suddenly and without warning.

Surprisingly, no other person is aware of the changes to the city but the two of them. Together they embark on a journey in which a new, futuristic world unfolds before them, while attempting to learn the reason behind the city’s transformations. Their journey will change the way they view the world.

˃˃˃ A graphic novel about cities

Outskirts of Vision is a graphic novel about cities – What constitutes a “good” city? Do city planners really have control over the success of the cities they design? Is there a way to visit a city before it has been built? To know how it will develop beforehand?
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Outskirts of a Vision is a graphic story unlike nothing else I have ever read…” –Mihaela

 

“‘Outskirts of Vision’ is a thrilling ride through an apocalyptic world, told through the eyes of an architect. This graphic novel is very well conceived, written, and illustrated, and I found myself pulled into the world Ben finds himself trapped in. The book is captivating, and I strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in apocalypse, architecture, or just looking for something different to read.” –Jeff B

 

“This book totally deserves 5 stars ! All in all, an exceptional read for me and am looking forward to the next one by Levie.” –Silverlining

 

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Outskirts of Vision is my first book. It was written and illustrated over a period spanning 5 years. The writing process was long and intermittent, full of revisions, changes, notes and editing. The Illustrations are the core of the book, they drive the events and provide a base for the story. Outskirts of Vision is a book about Architecture. It is a book about cities – Those that exist and those that do not.

 

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Epiphany, Poetry in the Flow of Life: Volume I: Primus

By El-R Charis

This book of revelation through poetry, art as well as photography is presented with associated Chakras, their colors, along with the elements of life related as chapters. The life journeys of this well rounded artist is presented in colorful description addressing strength, weakness, and the many facets of circumstance laying therein.

Epiphany: Primus is a glimpse into the mind of El-R Charis, leading its reader through the vulnerability of emotional addiction while addressing the contridiction of intellect versus intuition; touching on the root of healing through observation and action. Be captured by this storyteller pouring from the flesh, soul, and spirituality, their take on the flow of energy called “life”.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“My words will not do this book justice! Its beautifully written and there are amazing works of art throughout the pages.Buy! Buy! Buy!” –Tarquisha Gibson

 

“The poetry of this writer is provactively authentic and captivates the imagination.” –Lovingme

 

“This is inspiring art in words and pictures. Both are thought provoking and inspiring.” –Kim K

 

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Exit Ruinland: Ruinland Omnibus

By C.J. Anderson

Beautiful and impoverished, Lauren Vasquez joined the United States military in her youth. She never expected to witness the destruction of Earth. In the year 2131, nuclear and chemical war fueled by religion obliterates all of civilization. Trapped in underground bunkers Lauren and other survivors face homicidal artificial intelligence and fabricated metal assassins who police their new dystopian reality. An unplanned pregnancy by a sociopath further complicates her situation and Lauren will do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child. She holds on to the dream that her baby will not be formed with the emptiness of the father. Explore a possible future of human and synthetic beings as Vasquez enters, survives, and fights to find an exit from the ruined land. You will question the existence of gods and embrace the dreams of androids. This is a dark and emotional story about the mystery of life, the finality of death, and the struggle to find hope in a devastated world.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Beautifully written, exciting and thought-provoking, this book really impressed me. I can’t wait to read more from Anderson.” –Sam G

 

“I have always been a fan of Sci-Fi novels. The best ones are philosophically compelling and craft a plausible reality based on the nature of the human dilemma. The Exit Ruinland series incorporates these elements and is fleshed out with wonderfully imaginative details that are at once both fantastical and believable.” –A. Stacco

 

“[The main character’s] experiences are unlike anything we’ve ever experienced, yet Anderson does an excellent job of making it seem realistic and keeping it readable. The Ruinland series is full of excitement, and although I first read it book by book, I think the Omnibus Edition makes for a fast-paced and thrilling experience that other readers will likely enjoy.” –Becca Hugh

 

About the Author

Explore an imagined future world where you will question the existence of gods and embrace the dreams of androids. C.J. Anderson is an impassioned writer from Nevada and lover of all things Sci-Fi. Anderson’s writing is inspired by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the American author Cormac McCarthy.
 

Ignition Point: A Progenitor Anthology

By Kate Corcino

Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.
 
* “Ward” introduces Thomas, a thirteen-year-old boy rescued from Scavengers, marauding slavers who murdered both his biological and foster parents and sold the highly powered boy to the highest bidder—the Council of Nine. Dumped at the Ward School to train his abilities, Thomas must learn to survive among a new breed of savages…the boys who have been training there since they were five and the men who must hone them into weapons.
 
* “Blood and Water” is the story of Lucas, a young man who has spent his childhood shunned by his powerful, religious family for the crime of being born a Spark. On the cusp of attaining his place in the world his grandfather intends to re-shape, Lucas will discover the heavy price of belonging. Will he pay it, or will he count the costs and deem them too high?
 
* “Ghost Story” shows how lives lived on the edge—of society, of safety, of sanity—intersect. Lena, a highly powered runaway, fled a life of hiding from the Council. Elias is one of the so-called New Barbarians, those who choose to live free, if hard and dangerous, lives. Wounded and dying, he hunts the Scavengers who killed his family and took his brother to sell. A chance meeting in the desert of what was once New Mexico will change them both forever.
 
A collection of three related short stories, Ignition Point offers a glimpse into the lives of characters from the upcoming novel, Spark Rising.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is an EXCELLENT introduction into a fascinating series. The premise is so original and fresh.” –Penny B.

 

“I highly recommend this anthology to anyone interested in the scifi/urban fantasy/dystopian genres. It is an intriguing peek into a new world and series that promises to be original.” –JKC

 

“A great series of three short stories. These really drew me into the world and I want to read more of this fascinating world.” –Tim C.

 

About the Author

Kate Corcino is a reformed shy girl who found her voice (and uses it…a lot). She believes in magic, coffee, Starburst candies, genre fiction, descriptive profanity, and laughing over wine with good friends. She was raised around the world as an Army Brat, moving every three years. Perhaps that enforced flexibility is what led to her belief in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to works-in-progress of the literary and lifelong variety!

The nomad finally settled with her family in her beloved desert Southwest. She is currently celebrating the publication of IGNITION POINT and SPARK RISING , the first books in the Progenitor Saga, a near future dystopian adventure series with an urban fantasy feel with romantic elements, science, a hint of magic, and plenty of action.

 

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Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

By Ann Handley

Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer.

If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are all relying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are all writers.

Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writing seem pedantic and ordinary?

Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online words are our currency; they tell our customers who we are.

Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us look stupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, or trustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum or discombobulated or flat-out boring.

That means you’ve got to choose words well, and write with economy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And it means you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really, really well. That’s true whether you’re writing a listicle or the words on a Slideshare deck or the words you’re reading right here, right now…

And so being able to communicate well in writing isn’t just nice; it’s necessity. And it’s also the oft-overlooked cornerstone of nearly all our content marketing.

In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results.

These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets — like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competent content. It’s designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content — whether you’re a big brand or you’re small and solo.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I just glanced at the table of contents and I’m already a better writer. Ann Handley might just single-handedly save the world from content mediocrity. Really, really ridiculously good-looking content just got an owner’s manual.” –Jason Miller, Senior Content Marketing Manager,LinkedIn

 

“The alternate click-bait title of Ann’s great new book could have been 73 Ways to Improve Your Writing and Conquer the World! …and it would have been an understatement. We’re all publishers now, and the better writers connect,persuade, and win. Be one of them with this book.” –Brian Clark, Founder and CEO, Copy blogger Media

 

“All your shiny new channels, properties, and platforms are a waste of space without smart, useful content. Ann Handley’s new book helps make every bit of content count—for your customers and your bottom line.” –Kristina Halvorson, President, Brain Traffic

 

About the Author

Ann Handley speaks and writes about how you can rethink the way your business markets.

Cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media and recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the top 20 women bloggers, Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a training and education company with the largest community of marketers in its category. She is a monthly columnist for Entrepreneur magazine, a member of the LinkedIn Influencer program, and the co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (Wiley, originally published 2011. Paperback 2012.) The book has been translated into nine languages, including Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese.
 

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French Cuisine Cookbook: 50 Easy and Delicious French Recipes

By Patrick Smith

Dear friend,

France is known for its fine cuisine and a large number of iconic dishes. With an archive of French recipes like this at your disposal, you will introduce new colors and variety into your kitchen.

In the French Cuisine Cookbook, you are going to find 50 French recipes of all kinds, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and side dishes. There is no need to be a chef to enjoy a nutritious Ratatouille on a sunny day, or Mousse Chocolat on a cold afternoon. All you need for dishes like these is right here.

French Cooking – Where Every Dish is a Star

Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:

-10 French Breakfast Recipes
-10 French Lunch Recipes
-10 French Dinner Recipes
-10 French Side Dish Recipes
-10 French Snack & Treat Recipes

As a health and nutrition coach from Europe, I have a vast archive of healthy recipes, ingredients and their properties that I use myself. In this book, I wrote down some of the finest French recipes for the everyday person that anyone can cook.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“None of the recipes require the purchase of expensive meats or spices. Rather, it’s not what you spend but how you put it all together. French Cuisine Cookbook by Patrick Smith will help you make every meal a dining experience.” –John R. Dizon

 

“If you are looking for some great French recipes that are simple to make and very tasty, this books for you!” –Cathy Wilson

 

“Patrick Smith has created this awesome cookbook, especially chosen sumptuous french cuisine recipes that are so easy to follow. Grab this book and take your cooking to the next level.” –Melissa Angcon

 

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The Flesh Remembers (The Lomax Chronicles)

By Richard Wright

When hack reporter Dexter Lomax investigates a series of mysterious craters forming across Northeast England, he expects to convert a well-planned hoax into international news for the weak-minded.

What he doesn’t expect is for suicidal beggars to thrust weirdly compelling video tapes into his hands, to be targeted by two opposing groups with deadly agendas, or to be in the centre of a horror that begins with the discovery of dozens of skinned corpses on the Town Moor and ends in places beyond the reach of his imagination.

Drawn on by his lethal curiosity, Dex is forced to journey further than even he had imagined possible, in pursuit of a story he might never dare write…

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Lomax’s first-person narration builds perfectly to capture both Lomax’s terror and his pity as he doggedly uncovers the truth, rendering The Flesh Remembers worthwhile for any horror fan. ” –Devon Kappa

 

“I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fast-paced, well-written creepy SF story.” –Sara E. Davies

 

“The writing is fast, the descriptions are great, and I actually found myself getting creeped out a few times.” –The Reader Reviews

 

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RICHARD WRIGHT has been writing strange, dark fictions for over a decade. Currently living with his wife and daughter in New Delhi, India, his stories have been widely published in the United Kingdom and USA. Most recently, his tales have been found in magazines and anthologies including Storyteller – A Found Book, Dark Faith: Invocations, and More Tales Of The City. He is the author of the novels Cuckoo, Thy Fearful Symmetry, and Craven Place, and of the novella Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow. His new novel The Flesh Market was released in February 2014.
 

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Protein Bars at Home: Healthy DIY Protein Bar Recipes

By Amanda Rose

In this book you will discover delicious protein bar recipes. Choose among various recipes and prepare outstanding healthy food.

Millions of Americans rush home after work, wondering what they will feed their families.
They may be exhausted from their full day and then have to run off to other family activities for the night.

It can be difficult to figure out what meals will fill the family up. Most of these families will take the easy route and take their families to a fast food restaurant on their way to the next event. This idea can get really expensive and is horrible on the health for everyone in the family.

Instead of falling into this rut, check out this cookbook instead. It is part of a line of cookbooks meant to make your supper decision much easier. Inside are recipes that you can pick up after work and get a meal on the table for your family in no time.

Check it out and see just how tasty and easy making dinner for your family can be!

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The recipes are budget friendly and instructions are clear even the preparations are simple and very easy that you can make at home anytime.” –Zehyan

 

“In this book you’ll get a whole new level of taste and a bunch more proteins for each bars you do. The recipes are delicious, easy to make and creative.” –AA

 

“Quick and easy recipes for the health nuts, this the perfect recipe book for those who crave healthy delicious food with protein as its main source.” –Assiren11

The Determining

By Rebecca Grous

Charlotte Grey had anticipated her Determining for years, the day when a computer program would read the microchip in her wrist and decide her future. But when the results point her toward the life she’d worked so hard to avoid, she becomes painfully aware of how flawed the system is.

Before all her chances of happiness are ripped away, Charlotte seizes the opportunity to free herself. But her rebellion has dire consequences. In the midst of fighting for the life she believes will make her happy, she discovers that she’s a hotter commodity than she ever could have imagined. With her abusive father, a sadistic suitor, and a political rebel after her, asserting her independence might have been the most dangerous thing she could have done.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Thourougly enjoyed this book. It has action, intrigue, romance, believable characters and believable premise for such a time as we are living in.” –Victoria Grous

 

“I absolutely LOVED this book! I cannot wait for the sequel!” –Jennifer M

 

“An exciting read from beginning to end! The premise was interesting, the characters worth knowing. Well done!” –Shannon Smiley

 

About the Author

Rebecca is the youngest of five children. The age gap between her and her older siblings provided many hours alone with only her imagination for company. She blames those hours spent creating dramatic sagas with her Barbies for her love of storytelling. After spending most of her life in Connecticut, she made the leap and moved to Nebraska where she now lives with three fish, one dog, and a ginger roommate. The Determining is her first novel.

Rebecca is currently working on the sequel to The Determining, to be released in Fall 2015.

 

The Book of Barkley: Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever

By L.B. Johnson

After a Lifetime of Challenges, the Best Adventure Was Still Waiting…

L.B. Johnson knew how to get things done. She had been immersed in a world of complex puzzles, and tangled story lines of physical and governmental laws. She was quite sure she was up to the task of raising a black Labrador retriever puppy. His name was Barkley, and in being himself, he led his owner down a path of joyful discovery, loving frustration, and self-sacrifice.

Their journey together will speak volumes to anyone who has ever had a beloved animal as a heart’s companion…from the gentle nuzzles that healed in moments of crisis, to the saintly patience needed to deal with a small pink ball with feet, named “Mr. Squeaky,” who interrupted many hours of sleep. It is the story of rambunctious trespasses such as “the bacon incident,” and the loving trust that bound a woman and her dog together in unspoken understanding.

The Book of Barkley is a tribute and memoir that will resonate with everyone who has reached out unthinking to pet a beloved animal…only to remember that a beloved friend is no longer present. Honest, transcendent, and beautifully written, The Book of Barkley is a love story that will enrich every animal lover’s library.

 

The Book of Barkley is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The Book of Barkley will make you laugh, think, reminisce, and shed a tear or two, and remind you to appreciate the small things in life.” –Gigi K.

 

“Debut author Johnson enters the literary scene with a beautifully penned eulogy to the Labrador retriever who taught her to appreciate life in the moment while helping open her fractured heart to the joys of love. An unusually full-bodied love story that will wrap itself around the heart of anyone who has been fortunate enough to experience life with a dog.” –Kirkus Review

 

“In an overcomplicated, busy world, The Book of Barkley, is a much needed reminder to all of us to never forget the things that are truly important. I highly recommend this book, and am already eagerly anticipating L.B’s next one.” –Stephen

 

About the Author

LB Johnson’s first novel “The Book of Barkley” was published in July of 2014 and soon made the top 100 in genre at Amazon. She lives in Chicago with her husband and a Labrador Retriever rescue named “Abby Normal Johnson”. All Net Proceeds from the book are donated to animal rescue/welfare non profits.

 

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United (The United Trilogy Book 1)

By Jaci Wheeler

United America runs like a machine. Everyone has a job and a purpose to make the country run smooth and efficiently. Nothing is left up to chance. The people are under constant monitoring for the good of the Country. After careful consideration every citizen is given their career at the age of sixteen.

“Rosaline, come now!” ordered President Vaughn. Sixteen-year-old Rosaline Thatcher got up from her seat among her classmates and walked toward the stage. The sound of her blood pumping resounded deeply in her ears and, perhaps for the first time in her life, a reminder to breathe was necessary. All eyes were on her. She knew this day was coming, the day when she would be asked to serve her country in the career path chosen for her, but as she moved closer to the stage with President Vaughn and further away from her parents and dearest friends, she wondered why she was being singled out.

What future lies ahead for Rosaline? In a country where citizens blindly follow the rules, what will happen when one girl dares to defy them, and what does that mean for United America?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Ms. Wheeler is an innovative author with a truly wonderful imagination! United is one of the best books I have read in a while.” –Sabrina H.

 

“Great book! Once I started reading, it was definitely difficult to put this book down!” –Tamara Runzel

 

“I can’t wait for the next one. Definitely adding to my favorite author list.” –Kyle Jensen

A Tale of Witchwood Park

By S.W. Develin

Emily Spellmaker is missing. She didn’t return to Witchwood Park Elementary this year and Kendra, the shy little girl she befriended, is heartbroken. Kendra waits alone on the park bench after school each day until the Tuesday a troll walks out of the woods. He chooses Kendra, Jimmy (the school bully), and Daniel (an outcast) to come on a magical journey where they must overcome an evil queen and her Army of the Faceless to free an enslaved land. In the process they learn who they really are and what friendship means, while getting closer to solving the mystery of Emily Spellmaker.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is a great read for younger readers! A must read for any kid who loves fantasy and magic!” –The Caffeinated Diva Reads…

 

“…with all the action, kids won’t want to put this one down…” –Fantasy Book Lane

 

“I think this book is a perfect introduction to chapter books for kids. The story is fascinating so keeping their attention shouldn’t be a problem. […] Not only do I recommend this book for reading I think it would be wonderful placed in classrooms across the world.” –Colette Wills

 

About the Author

SW Develin is the author of the Witchwood Park series for young readers. He is best known as the co-creator of the Labhearts children’s characters.

 

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Archivist

By Corryn Anderson

In Complex 441, the most feared punishment of all is to be made an Archivist, and be sentenced to read the journals of those who came before—before the Loss, before the holes appeared in people’s memories and the cities vanished. But an Archivist doesn’t simply read the journals—he re-lives the events written down inside. His own memories are slowly replaced by those of the Recorder, and the Archivist becomes a different person—if he doesn’t go insane first.

When Michael Driftveil, a petty thief, is sentenced to become an Archivist, he is sure there is some mistake. He’s given a harsh 64-year term, reading the journals of an eleven-year-old boy named Johnny, who survived in an underground bunker during the Loss. But the more he reads, the more Michael learns that the world he thought he knew is not as it seems. The government who sentenced him, who sentenced all the Archivists, is using him.

It’s after information. Powerful information. Information that will change everything.

Now Michael must escape, must find a way to stop the government’s dangerous plan.

And he must do it before his own memories are gone.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“TERRIFYING. Riveting. Heartbreaking. Utterly unique. I have never read a book that dug into my psyche with such ruthless precision.” –Girl Like You

 

“Post apocalyptic sci-fi, interesting character development and mystery novel all in one.” –Amanda Edson

 

“Absolutely outstanding debut for this author. Am anxious to read the next one she writes.” –A Navy Vet

Cades Cove: The Curse of Allie Mae (Cades Cove Book 1)

By Aiden James

Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken tooth. A human tooth. Miriam begs David to hand the bag and tooth over to park officials, but he ignores his wife’s pleas and secretly keeps the ‘harmless’ items. The action opens a doorway that had been closed for nearly a hundred years and unleashes hell on earth, or at least hell in the lives of David and Miriam.

Following the brutal murder of his best friend in Denver, and unprovoked attack on his oldest son, David desperately seeks to understand why a mysterious teenage girl has chosen to terrorize him and the males closest to him. To prevent further devastation to his family and end the wanton bloodshed, he returns to the enchanted hills of eastern Tennessee, where a terrible truth awaits discovery… one that forces him to face the consequences for the unpaid sins of his ancestors.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book will grab you in the beginning and refuse to let you go! It starts off spooky and escalates to terrifying. Great storytelling by a fantastic author!” –Chris C

 

“The author was excellent at spinning a scary tale which kept you interested till the very end. Immediately downloaded the sequal to my Kindle and am enjoying the continuation of this story.” –Crystal

 

“Cades Cove had to be the best horror novel I’ve picked up in a long time.” –Kimberly

 

About the Author

An author fascinated by Gothic history and the supernatural, Aiden James presently has written thirteen novels and eight co-authored books with many more to follow–including one more solo effort (Judas Chronicles)and four more co-authored books by the end of 2013. He resides in Tennessee with his lovely wife, Fiona, and their two sons, Christopher and Tyler. An avid researcher of all things paranormal, Aiden still spends time investigating haunted locales throughout the Deep South.

 

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Torn From On High: Free City Book 2 (The Free City Series)

By S F Chapman

Finally back in Free City after he solved an exhausting kidnapping case in the Outer Solar System, Inspector Ryo Trop of the Free City Inquisitor’s Office is called out of early retirement to put an end to a puzzling crime wave. Someone is murdering Space Debris Salvage workers.

In the moldering ruins following the Second Amero-Asian War, unrest is rampant just outside of Free City in the huge feudal fiefdom of EurAfrica.

Meanwhile, Ryo’s longtime friend, Spy Master Lieutenant Zmuda, has discovered a clandestine plot for human domination in the Sahara Desert.

As the cop and the spy labor with their difficult cases, both wonder who would want to murder junkmen?
 

Torn From On High is avalaible on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon Canada.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This book not only grabs your attention, it keeps it. It keeps you intrigued and compelled as to who has done what and where the story is going to take you next.” –Paula Mulvey

 

“S.F. Chapman — the author of the “Free City” series — is a natural who has huge natural writing talent. It was as if he was born to help us deal with a few minutes of escape every day so easily you just want more (I want his next book, boss) as he seems to be a naturally born writer.” –Marc Stern

 

“Torn From On High: Free City is Book 2 in the series. S F Chapman does not disappoint, and he left me wanting more by the end of this read.” –Veronica

 

About the Author

After many years of work in the construction industry, S F Chapman returned to his long neglected passion for writing. A persistent reader of fiction, periodicals and science magazines with a extensive memory for interesting and obscure tidbits, the lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area has just finished up composing eight novels in five short years.

He put his grand plan into effect during the summer of 2009 by writing a science fiction novel called “Floyd 5.136.” This innovative first project is an often-frightening tale of human clones from the mid twenty-first century unwittingly trapped in a strange world in the far future. Since then he has completed a gritty drama entitled “On the Back of the Beast” about a huge earthquake that destroys much of Northern California.

Mr. Chapman has written two sequels to “Floyd 5.136” called “Xea in the Library of All Human Knowlege” and “Beyond the Habitable Limit.” His Science Fiction Detective/Adventure “Free City Series” currently consists of two volumes: “The Ripple in Space-Time,” and the recently published “Torn From On High.”

The author has also produced two literary fiction novels: “I’m here to help” about a series of minor deceptions and unremarkable errors that lead to a most extraordinary conclusion, the unintended adoption of a newborn girl and the newly completed novel about homelessness called “The Missive in the Margins.”

 

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Connected

By Simon Denman

CONNECTED is a speculative fiction thriller with touches of science and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK’s Bestseller lists for both Thrillers and Science Fiction within 5 days of release.

Beginning with the funeral of a renowned classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet in the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist tries to make sense of his brother’s suicide. Across the country, a university student, enjoying the unexpected attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed when his best friend falls to his death from the thirteenth floor of a neighbouring campus tower block.

As each tries to unravel the mystery behind the apparent suicides, they are drawn into an obsessive search for a computer-generated fractal video sequence, with startling effects on human consciousness, and which might just pave the way for discovery of the ultimate Theory of Everything.

However, they are not the only ones to have seen the potential of this mind-altering video, and soon find themselves in a desperate race against time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of sex, drugs, cyber-crime, and massively multi-player on-line gaming.

 

Connected is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Connected was the best combination of science, adventure, cliffhangers and lust all tied up into a well constructed story that made it very difficult to put down.” –Nicole Sharratt

 

“This is an intelligent, fun, and original story by first-time author Simon Denman. It’s well-paced and keeps you engaged while the stakes escalate for the characters.” –Dal Gemmell

 

“I don’t usually leave reviews, but this book is worth it. It is well written and it leaves you thinking.” –Katie Willey

 

About the Author

Born in Eastbourne, UK, Simon Denman graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in Electronic Engineering. From there his career in cutting edge technology swept him across Europe from Paris, Munich, the French Riviera, and back to England. During this period he was blessed with two beautiful and talented daughters, now at University themselves, and, in remarriage, the love of the most wonderful woman for whom a man could wish. Now, following the publication and spectacular success of Connected, his first novel, and the birth of twins, Simon can be found in Cornwall writing full time and working on his much anticipated next novel.

 

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Playing House

By Donna Brown

“Masters only did two seascapes before his hand was crushed.”

David and Emma Thomas have reached the end of the road. Only one thing is preventing them from parting ways: a painting they bought on honeymoon. Priceless to both of them, the only solution seems to be to find the second of the elusive Masters’ seascapes and each carry away a piece of the past.

Will an impromptu road trip set them free once and for all?
 

Playing House is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

 

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Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu’s Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David’s book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats.

Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that ‘It’s grim up north’. You can find Donna on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Goodreads, or visit her and her husband’s shared blog: B-Lines and Felines.

 

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Losing Heart

By Donna Brown

“I hate you. I hate you with all of Sylvia’s heart.”

Helen has waited for months for the heart that will save her life. After reaching out to the grieving mother of her donor heart, Helen realises that a second chance comes at a price. The price, she soon realises, is much steeper than she’d ever have chosen to pay.

There’s more than one way to break a heart. There’s more than one way to destroy a life…
 

“Losing Heart” is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Great short read for lovers of thrillers and suspense.” –Lynn Smith

 
“Crazy whirlwind of a story, but I loved it! An absolute must read.” –Moniqua Sexton
 
“This story is a short story, but I felt really detailed and intense.” –Diana K
 

About the Author

Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu’s Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David’s book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats.

Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that ‘It’s grim up north’. You can find Donna on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Goodreads, or visit her and her husband’s shared blog: B-Lines and Felines.

 

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Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel)

By Kim Cresswell

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it. Now it may kill her.

After receiving a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When she’s nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective–at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…

Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many–Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Fast-paced and gripping, this is a riveting story that action readers will enjoy.” –Bestselling Author, RJ Parker

 

“In Reflection, solid character development and growth, a plot packed with action, and a cutting-edge idea will keep you on the edge of your seat. I’m betting you’ll read in one setting.” –M. K. Chester

 

“Reflection was a most engaging novel, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the suspense genre. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.” –Kathryn Svendsen

 

About the Author

Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing.

 

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Barnaby Smith

By Daniel Martin Eckhart

They always asked Barnaby, ‘Why do you want to fly?’ And he’d always reply, ‘Why do you want to breathe?'”

Six months after her son committed suicide by jumping off a roof, psychiatrist Dr. Martha Lewis claims that she’s ready to go back to work. She takes on a position at Brooklyn’s St. Joseph’s Hospital where she is given the charge of the most unusual Barnaby Smith. Barnaby has tried to fly, like a bird, his entire life. He has jumped off roofs nine times, he has broken every bone in his body … and he has been at St. Joseph’s, heavily medicated, for the past twenty-three years for his own safety. Mesmerized by Barnaby Smith, Martha makes it her obsession to bring this man back into life, to show him that life is worth living. If she can do that, if she can convince him, then just maybe she’ll manage to convince herself, too.

Join Martha and Barnaby on a most unusual quest that takes them halfway around the world in this story about life and death, love and friendship, trust and belief, compromise and freedom … and yes, the dream and the impossibility of human flight.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“An engrossing read with a storyline that drives you on.” –Rory Unsworth

 
“I found Eckharts style of writing accessible and engaging but also intelligent. Not only is the storyline a page turner, thoughtfully and steadily drawing you in with it’s mystery and its intricate, interesting characters, but this book is also nourishing for the mind and heart.” –singingteacher
 
“It was a crisp, good read and I am looking forward to more books by this talented author.” –modacious
 

About the Author

It’s been a heck of a journey so far and I’ll write my biography one fine day – for now – here’s the snappy version.

I’ve done a ton of things on the journey to the here and now. A commercial apprenticeship, a stint in the army, saveguarding the life of the Pope in the Vatican, then joining the United Nations in New York, then Jerusalem, Beirut, Tehran and Baghdad. I had my share of close calls with bullets, bombs and kidnappings.

In 1990 I quit the UN to go to acting school in New York – great school (the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre). Alas, while there, I discovered screenwriting and, compared to writing, acting didn’t stand a chance. Graduated from the Playhouse in 1992 and haven’t stopped writing since.

 

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Success Through Perseverance

By Julia Wilson

Success Through Perseverance – Stay Strong During Tough Times To Successfully Achieve Your Goals Through Perseverance

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to persevere in times of adversity in order to achieve your goals.

This book gives you encouragement in times of hardships to help see you through to more enjoyable times. It gives you helpful tips on how to persevere in order to achieve your hopes and dreams.

You will also find stories of inspiration from famous people who persevered and achieved their greatest hopes and dreams. The book also gives you tips on how to remain persistent when faced with challenges and obstacles.

In Success Through Perseverance, you will learn:

  • How to face the reality of challenges and difficulties in life
  • Five steps to cope and overcome the challenges in your life
  • Six inspiring examples of highly successful people who persevered in the face of incredible challenges
  • Eight reasons why perseverance is essential to your success
  • Three things you need to do in order to you soar to new heights
  • Six insights to experience the power of perseverance in your own life.

 
As the author says, “You must persevere because success does not come on a silver platter.” Everyone faces obstacles between where they are and where they want to be. Those problems can seem overwhelming to those who lack that essential quality called perseverance. Perseverance is not developed by running away from challenges. In fact, making a habit of facing minor challenges with determination is part of the process of developing this remarkable character trait. Success and perseverance go hand in hand. While you cannot succeed with perseverance alone, it serves as your guide through the darkest moments of your journey to success. Perseverance is a steady persistence that, in spite of the obstacles, helps you continue moving forward.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Very timely, informative, inspirational and practical.” –FIVMendoxa

 

“I think everyone should have a book like this on their Kindle shelf as a ‘pick me up’ when one is needed.” –Jessica Clark
 

“A great read for anyone struggling to find motivation or who have found themselves in a bad situation.” –Liz Walters

Fatal Snag (Crimson Romance)

By Angela Smith

Hollywood fashion consultant Naomi Fisher is happy to use her obsessive-compulsive planning to assist with her cousin’s wedding, but her history with the sexy and sullen Chayton Chambers, the groom’s brother, terrifies her. When the groom is kidnapped at his own wedding, Chayton and Naomi rush to find an important relic to satisfy the ransom before her cousin becomes a widow before a bride. Naomi trades garters for guns as survival, and love becomes a deadly game impossible to resist.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Angela Smith spins out a compelling plot with characters that at first blush seem straightforward, but actually turn out to be layered and complex.” –Daco

 
“Romance, a little mystery, drama, very exciting story keeps you reading to see what is going to happen next kind of book.” –Malanie Lehrer
 
“I eagerly anticipated the release of this book and was not disappointed! I couldn’t put it down! Great read!!” –ktemp
 

About the Author

Angela Smith is a writer and paralegal who lives in Central Texas with her husband, a handful of animals, and a gathering of books.

 

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A Blaze of Magic: Chosen Saga Book Two

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By J.L. Clayton

New world. New friends. New dangers. New sexy guys!

The second installment of the Chosen Saga . . . Charlie’s back and hotter than ever… Literally! This time she’s going up in flames. Finally learning the crazy, insane truth was one thing, but crossing over into a supernatural world was something not even Charlie could fathom. In a world of magic, beauty and danger, the unthinkable has happened. She has been captured and held prisoner by a mad person out for all their powers. There isn’t much time left before she’s hooked up to “the machine”! And she isn’t the only one.

Willing to do whatever it takes to get herself and the others out safely-even if that means trusting a sexy stranger-which could condemn her soul. But Charlie will fight with everything she has to see her family, friends, Tru and Jace before she falls prey to this power-hungry psycho. With her newfound powers, escape should be a walk in the park. But Charlie soon finds its more like a crawl through quicksand. The stakes are high and times running out. Will Charlie ever see her family again? Is the guy in her dreams a savior or executioner? She doesn’t have time to question, only to choose.

A Blaze of Magic is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I read the first book A Spark Of Magic, and I didnt think it could be topped. I stand corrected, J.L. Clayton surpassed the first book and then some.” –Jessica Matthews

 
“If you like a book with unexpected twists and turns in every chapter, like I do, then this book is a must read.” –Debbie Croft
 
“Author J.L. Clayton has created yet another masterpiece. A Spark of Magic reeled me in, however A Blaze of Magic completely captivated me!” –Laci Spencer
 

About the Author

 J. L. Clayton lives in a small town and works at the local post office, delivering mail every day with a smile on her face. She and her husband, Robert, have a 15-year-old daughter.

Shyla. J. L. was inspired by the Twilight series to write A Spark of Magic: Chosen Saga Book One, her first novel; now she has published her second book in the Saga: A Blaze of Magic!

 

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Something Good

By Darlene Deluca

A mistake. A blessing. A tragedy.
And now, Mandi Evans has made it her goal to fade into anonymity. Once a straight-A student with her choice of colleges, she’s withdrawn into a life that consists of two jobs, an online class, and memories. Crippled by the past, she feels unworthy of a better life – until Lane Whitmore walks into the diner where she works six nights a week.

An urban planner, Lane is looking to revitalize the rundown part of town where Mandi’s hidden herself away. He can’t help but notice this diamond in the rough as well, and what starts as simple good times grows to . . . something more.

With Lane, Mandi feels alive again, and she makes a bold decision – one that could chart her course on a path to redemption. But will keeping her plan a secret from Lane turn out to be the biggest mistake of all?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Fast-pace, great writing, surprising plot twists, and vivid characters earn this book a high recommendation. Darlene Deluca’s newest novel is a must-read!” –Alexia Bullard, eBook Review Gal

 

“This was such a good story, its so emotionally packed.” –Elle Markov
 

“[Something Good is] a beautiful example of what can happen when a person makes a decision to take something bad and turn it into good… And the love story that unfolds around these circumstances will give hope to even the hardest heart.” –Michelle Grey

 

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Kill It With Magic (The Lillim Callina Chronicles Book 1)

By J. A. Cipriano

Sixteen-year-old Lillim Callina is good at two things: running away and magic.

Now, Lillim’s half-demon ex-boyfriend is contacting her for help, she has somehow gotten herself mixed up in a kidnapping, and her long-dead rival has risen from the grave.

So when a dragon plotting to take over the world offers her a choice- work for him or else-

Lillim Callina is going to choose else.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Feel the force of her magic and the sting of [the heroine’s] blade with action so vivid, it reads like a graphic novel.” –Michelle

 

“After reading the first chapter on line, I was looking forward to this book. I finally had time to sit down and read it, and couldn’t put it down.” –Victoria Haner
 

“Exciting, action packed and a kick butt heroine. What else can you ask for in a fantasy?” –Miranda

 

About the Author

J. A. Cipriano is an indie YA author who revels in the spunky, supernatural world of teenagers, werewolves, vampires, and magic.

 

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On the Back of the Beast

By S F Chapman

$2.99 (U.S. and Canada) and $1.99 (UK) to January 22, 2015

Everyone knew it was coming but no one was sure just when it would happen.

It had been over a hundred years since the last big earthquake had decimated the San Francisco Bay Area and another massive tremor was long overdue. The slumbering beast that is the Hayward Fault finally awoke on an ordinary October morning, catching the 7 million people of Bay Area by surprise as they tended to their routine affairs.

Will seventeen-year-old Kayla Hendley, airline pilot Burt Weaver, precocious second grader Gwen Mills and many others live through the convolutions of the angry earth? Surviving the savage pummeling will have more to do with blind luck than any careful preparations.

The lives of ordinary people will be forever changed by the colossal natural disaster that is The Beast.
 

On the Back of the Beast is avalaible on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon Canada.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I could not stop reading this book, it was so gripping that I finished it in less than a day.” –John Anders

 

“This book is extremely well written and I would recommend it to friends and family.” –Heather Anderson

 

“The characters were so real and the action was heart pounding. It was an emotional story well balanced with hope and very caring characters.” –Patti Jane

 

About the Author

After many years of work in the construction industry, S F Chapman returned to his long neglected passion for writing. A persistent reader of fiction, periodicals and science magazines with a extensive memory for interesting and obscure tidbits, the lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area has just finished up composing eight novels in five short years.

He put his grand plan into effect during the summer of 2009 by writing a science fiction novel called “Floyd 5.136.” This innovative first project is an often-frightening tale of human clones from the mid twenty-first century unwittingly trapped in a strange world in the far future. Since then he has completed a gritty drama entitled “On the Back of the Beast” about a huge earthquake that destroys much of Northern California.

Mr. Chapman has written two sequels to “Floyd 5.136” called “Xea in the Library of All Human Knowlege” and “Beyond the Habitable Limit.” His Science Fiction Detective/Adventure “Free City Series” currently consists of two volumes: “The Ripple in Space-Time,” and the recently published “Torn From On High.”

The author has also produced two literary fiction novels: “I’m here to help” about a series of minor deceptions and unremarkable errors that lead to a most extraordinary conclusion, the unintended adoption of a newborn girl and the newly completed novel about homelessness called “The Missive in the Margins.”

 

Things Unseen (A Long-Forgotten Song Book 1)

By C. J. Brightley

History student Aria Forsyth’s studies lead her to dangerous questions about the Empire’s origins. A mysterious man named Owen, impervious to the winter cold, further unravels the safety of the world she thought she knew. At first, Aria believes Owen is human. He says he’s not. What if they’re both wrong?

A moment’s compassion draws her into a conflict between human and inhuman, natural and supernatural, and she begins to discover the secrets of the Empire, the Fae, and what it means to be human.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“C.J. Brightley masterfully blends fantasy with an urban dystopia into a story that will leave you turning pages to the detriment of whatever else you’re meant to be doing.” –Elizabeth Maddrey

 

“A fast-paced book that kept me turning pages till after midnight. Absolutely worth reading.” –lnm
 

“This book lives up to its title. It was thrilling to read with its many twists and unforseen conclusions.” –Shaunice L. Aikoo

 

About the Author

C. J. Brightley grew up in Georgia. After a career in national security, she turned her attention to writing. She lives with her husband and young children in Northern Virginia.

 

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50 Quick and Simple Gluten FREE Chocolate Recipes

By Santina Rosso

We’ve all been there, hosting the whole family for the holidays, in charge of all the cooking, baking and hospitality.

To complicate matters even further, Uncle Jim isn’t eating carbs, someone’s sister is now following a paleo diet and several others have intolerance to gluten.

Don’t make matters any harder on yourself than necessary.

Use this cookbook to whip up countless desserts, breakfast items and savory dishes that are gluten-friendly.

The best part is that all the recipes contain chocolate and are just perfect for every occasion. Be the hero of those around you whether you’re hosting or bringing a dish to pass.

Those with no diet restrictions will be amazed when they hear the pudding pop they’ve been enjoying is gluten free!

No one will ever know dishes like our Chocolate Mousse Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate-Cinnamon Pudding and Chocolate- Rubbed Baby Back Ribs meet specific diet restrictions—until you tell them!

Let me invite you to check 1,000 incredibly healthy recipes that you can put in good use anytime of the year here: http://EffortlessPaleoRecipes.com

All the best and enjoy our…or should I say…your meals.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“What a time saver these are. This is a Yummy book to get.” –Scribe Reads Alot

 

“I was not disappointed when I sat down to check out my purchase.” –Niki Bullas

 

“This book with it’s chocolate twist caught my eye as a creative twist. I was delighted to find out that these recipes are just delicious regardless of being gluten free.” –Amazon Customer

One’s Aspect to the Sun

By Sherry D. Ramsey

Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties–even though she’s actually eighty-four. She isn’t the only one desperate for that information.

The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it’s proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta’s DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta’s search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space–and deep inside her own heart.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I stayed up until midnight (way past my bedtime) finishing this book last night, so it scores well on the page-turner scale.” –A. Smith

 

“A quest for the secrets of medical immortality across an interplanetary stage-an excellent debut novel by Canadian author Sherry D. Ramsey.” –Steve Stanton, author of The Bloodlight Chronicles

 

“Debut novelist Ramsey uses classic science fiction tropes, but her setting cradles a more personal story of family trust and conflict.” –Publisher’s Weekly

 

About the Author

Sherry D. Ramsey is a speculative fiction writer, internet publisher, artist, creativity addict, co-founder of Third Person Press, and Second Life denizen. Oh yes, and a recovering lawyer, but please don’t hold that against her. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a stack of novels in various stages of completion. Her debut novel, One’s Aspect to the Sun (Tyche Books), was named Speculative Fiction Book of the Year for 2014 by the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta.

Sherry is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and a past Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer of SF Canada. She is currently serving as SFC’s webmistress.

 

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Heart Grow Fonder

By Cristy Rey

Wrong place. Wrong time. Right people.

Jessie Bravo knows what’s wrong with her life; she just doesn’t know what to do about it. Eleven years ago, she saved Tyler Cantrell from getting his ass kicked by gay-bashing high school jocks. Since, they’ve been the closest of friends. Years later, Jessie circled the drain of chronic depression, spiraling out of control, and it was Tyler’s turn to save her. Who knew her best friend would become a Hollywood A-lister? Though Jessie credits Tyler for keeping her together, living in the shadow of her best friend’s celebrity isn’t all it’s cut out to be. It’s up to Jessie to figure out what she has to do to be happy: get better or get lost.

Stardom is on the horizon for British television actor Boyd Kerrington. He’s starring opposite Tyler Cantrell in an American feature film sure to blow his career out the water. For all the years he’s focused on his career, however, he’s settled in his personal life. That is, until he meets Tyler’s best friend, Jessie. Jessie is refreshingly cool, passionate, and compelling…but she’s also complicated. Worse yet, she’s not interested in remaining in the celebrity stratosphere, even for her lifelong friend.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Wow, what a read! Heart Grow Fonder kept me literally glued to my Kindle. It is an intense, heart-rending, emotionally gritty novel, which examines the consequences of celebrity life.” –Tina Williams

 

“The plot develops with a natural flow. It’s easy to get swept away in the storyline. I am hoping for a sequel. I need to see where this goes.” –Heidi Hudson

 

“Cristy Rey does an amazing job at making you feel every emotion that the characters are going through. Beautifully written. 5 stars.” –KelHawk

 

About the Author

Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy, Incarnate Series. She also writes unconventional, romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl. Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she spends most of her days in a library and most of her nights surrounded by cats.

 

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The Unseen

By Luke Alistar

My name is Lucy Satin, and I’m seventeen years old. I grew up in a prison for crazy people because I can see things, phantoms that nobody believes are there. But I know they’re real. I’ve always been able to see them, as long as I can remember. That’s why my parents abandoned me. The people here do horrible things to me, and seems like all my friends die before me. But no, not all of them. I have my true friends, who understand me. People call them the Unseen.

A poignant tale of a life, a unique book unlike anything else by Luke Alistar.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The plot builds and grows, and the pacing steadily increases in speed, along with a twist I’d never dreamed. This isn’t your normal Historical Fiction…it’s HisFic, with a twist.” –Hannah Mills

 

“All in all, I thought this book was exceptional. It made me cry. It made me smile. It made me ponder. It left me torn between true and false. It was…awesome (to be honest, really, it was.)” –Bethany Faith

 

“I started reading this book one Friday evening, I didn’t put it down until I finished it (early Saturday morning).” –PinkP1031

 

About the Author

Luke Alistar lives in Washington State, where he works magic with his copious words in every genre he feels like writing. He also plays the piano, writes music, composes songs, and does various other artistic things. He loves hats, knives, swords, books, music by Chopin, country music, and Porsches.

 

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Last Words

By Bonnie Hearn Hill

Abby Walsh has a gift she doesn’t want. Every time she reads someone’s handwriting, she sees a lot more than just words and letters. She can, for a moment, become the person who originally wrote those words. She hears their thoughts. She knows their feelings. She can see what they see. But Abby’s gift is more like a curse as it caused her to lose both her mother and her marriage. Before the so-called gift costs her anything else, she resolves to give it up forever.

But when Abby’s father commits suicide, she can’t help herself. She has to read his final note. Instantly, she knows he didn’t write it. His killer did.

With the help of her psychic ex-boyfriend Collins, Abby is determined to figure out who murdered her father and why. She learns quickly that her dad was not the only target. A few days earlier, Judge Valerie Hallowell was killed. The judge was linked to a vigilante feminist group called ERIS, a dangerous group of women that Abby’s father was investigating. Abby is determined to figure out their role in these faked suicides, murder, and other violence.

LAST WORDS by Bonnie Hearn Hill is brand new, gripping suspense with characters you will love, romantic tension, and a plot that will make your heart race.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Full of great twists and set in a world with complex and interesting characters, I felt totally immersed by Bonnie Hearn Hill’s perfect balance of character development and plot momentum.” –Elsie Kappler

 

“I love the novel. I’ve read it twice now, and I know I’m coming back for thirds!” –John Brantingham

 

“The characters came alive for me as I read this exciting thriller. I was drawn into the story quickly, and wasn’t let go until the last page. Excellent!” –Sidney W. Frost

 

About the Author

Bonnie Hearn Hill is the bestselling author of six other suspense novels, including IF IT BLEEDS, CUTLINE, OFF THE RECORD, INTERN, KILLER BODY, and MISTRESS.

She is also the author of TIL MORNING, a brand new work of historical fiction, GHOST ISLAND, haunting paranormal fiction for young adults, and, with Christopher Allan Poe, she is co-author of the practical non-fiction book, DIGITAL INK: Writing Killer Fiction in the E-book Age.

Bonnie speaks at conferences across the country, leads a successful writing workshop in Fresno, California, and mentors numerous writers.

 

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Fun House Chronicles

By Linda B. Myers

Lily Gilbert is pissed. She’s lost one leg to diabetes, and the next infection could kill her. She enters a nursing home ready to flout authority and kick administrative butt until the chill realities of institutionalization nearly flatten her. She soon calls it the Fun House for the scary sights and sounds that await her there.

Lily grapples with suicide until she becomes drawn in by the other residents and staffers – a quirky and eccentric crew with enough idiosyncrasies of their own to keep Lily intrigued. Prepare for more than a few surprises along the way.

Things get worse when the nursing home threatens to close leaving Lily no other place to go. How she, her daughter and her new friends handle this challenge shows that each stage of life can be its own adventure.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Set in a nursing home, this book takes a subject many of us don’t give much thought to, and spins a tale that draws you in from page one.” –Christina Reddington

 

“Full of humor, FUNHOUSE CHRONICLES is a very well written novel about love and laughter and succeeding against the odds.” –carmine

 

“The great strength of this work is Myers’ style in revealing the truth about relationships. She is a master of metaphor and brings us to an understanding of the Fun House Chronicles as life would have it laid out.” –Stephen G. Wasilewski

 

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The Chosen

By Kristin Clark

Chloe Caledone is a typical high school senior, counting the days until graduation when she can finally escape her boring small town life and experience the world. She has purposefully managed to go through life unnoticed, and has only seen the world through other’s eyes. On her eighteenth birthday, Chloe awakens to a complete surprise, unaware that she has been Chosen and is the Descendant of the most powerful bloodline in history. Chloe will now embark on her true life’s destiny, turning her world upside down with secrets, lies, danger, and an unanticipated love triangle. Meanwhile, she and five other Descendants of the original Chosen fight to destroy a dark and powerful immortal.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“The Chosen is full of magic, thrilling adventure, descriptive scenery, first loves with a questionable character and long lasting friendships. I can’t wait for the opportunity to be able to read the rest of the series and see what author Kristin Clark has up her sleeve.” –Leann Luckett

 

“This author has a gift. She keeps you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what is to come.” –Sydney

 

“I was swept up in the first paragraph of the prologue. Kristin Clark took me on a journey with Chloe. Her depiction came alive and danced in my head. I absolutely look forward to reading future works by the very talented Kristin Clark.” –Lynn Shaw

 

About the Author

Kristin is a country girl from Texas who grew up in Maryland and has a love for coffee, photography, movies, music and good books. She currently lives in a small town in Maryland with her three beautiful daughters and spoiled rotten dog. She holds a degree in Paralegal Studies and has been a Paralegal for seven years. She is currently pursuing her degree in Healthcare Management at University of Maryland. An avid sports fan, Kristin sticks by her favorite teams, the Oriole’s, Redskins, and the Caps. She is an avid reader who considers herself old school, preferring a paperback over e-book version. As a Pisces with a passion for writing, she loves to escape reality and dive into her characters world. The Chosen is her first novel in The Chosen Trilogy published by Anchor Group and she has several other novels in progress.

 

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Greed in Paradise (Paradise Series Book 5)

By Deborah Brown

Tears will fall, hearts will pound, and bullets will fly in Greed in Paradise…

Just when Madison and Fab think it’s safe to dip their sexy bodies into the cool tropical waters of paradise, they get the shock of their lives when a friend and business partner turns up dead and they discover they’ve been written into his will. But nothing is what it seems, as the women find out. There are deadly secrets brewing beneath the surface of Tarpon Cove. Come along on a steamy, thrilling adventure as the two try to find out why their friend suddenly died–seemingly, without cause.

The fifth book in the series finds our sleuths waist deep in sexual tension, flinging barbs, and dodging bullets.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Perfect for pool/beach reading or in place of horrible summer reality/re-run TV. Escape to Tarpon Cove instead, meet Madison & her eclectic family & friends, who can’t seem to keep her out of trouble! Lots of laughs, a little mystery and a bit of romance. It’s worth the “trip!”” –Lisa M. Schwartz

 

“Great adventure and thriller that pulls you along to find out who, what, where, when and why their lives have been gnarled into these secrets!” –Sierra

 

“Fantastic characters, witty, sharp and deep keep you turning the pages along with a fast-pased plot that weaves in different genres flawlessly. All I need now is my own drink and sand!” –Kirstein Howell

 

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.
 

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Motivation Manifest: Manifest Your Desires in 10 Simple Steps

By Jessica Riley

Do you have destructive thoughts and feelings?
Are your emotions holding you back?
Do you know what you want in life but not how to get it?
Can you visualize your goals?
Are you able to change your mindset?

If you can answer “yes” to even one of these questions, then this is the book for you.

While reading Motivation Manifest: Manifest Your Desire in 10 Simple Steps, you will find motivation that will last you a lifetime while building your confidence and getting rid of despair. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to “attract” what you want out of life and to “repel” what you don’t.

Ask yourself, do you know what you want out of life? It is that easy. Once you know, it is all a forward motion. This book will help you reach those goals through techniques that are easy to follow.

Through this book, you will learn how to discover the thoughts and emotions that are holding you back, how to release your destructive thoughts and feelings and how to use thought replacement. In addition you will learn how to focus on what you want, how to set goals and visualize success, how to develop the “attitude of gratitude”, how to change your mindset and how to practice other universal laws to expedite the manifestation process.

Motivation Manifest always will guide you on how to release negative beliefs and reprogram your subconscious mind, show you how to focus on what you want, how to practice visualization, how to have an unwavering faith and how to maintain your attitude of gratitude. You will also learn how to release your attachment to the outcome, how to cultivate good feelings, the practicing of self-love, how to practice the Golden Rule and the practice of the Law of Action.

If you want to change your life for the best and attain your dreams and goals, start by reading Motivation Manifest, today.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

 
“Burchard has written a unique book that blends modern psychology with the wisdom of the ages, in a style that accessible and engaging.” –sumit

 

“A really eye opening read that has left me inspired to make change and achieve my goals.” –Adrian

 

“This book helped me release some of the negative beliefs I had and replace them with some good positive beliefs.” –Robin

 

Quick & Easy: A Week of Meals in a Day!

By Betty Cambell

20 Quick and Easy Recipes You Can Make In A DAY!

A Week Of Meals In A Day! Inside you discover 20 delicious recipes that can easily be made in bulk, preserved, and then reheated for a mouthwatering meal later in the week.
 
Recipes Included Inside…

  • Recipe #1: Breakfast Casserole
  • Recipe #2: Chicken Mole Enchiladas
  • Recipe #3: Chicken Noodle Casserole
  • Recipe #4: Chicken Vegetable Mac & Butternut Squash Cheese
  • Recipe #5: Beef and Quinoa Stir-fry
  • Recipe #6: Black Beans and Sausage
  • Recipe #7: Breakfast Quinoa and Oatmeal Bowls
  • Recipe #8: Chicken Barley Gumbo
  • Recipe #9: Chipotle Cheddar Meatloaf
  • Recipe #10: Couscous Paella
  • Recipe #11: Egg Tofu Fried Rice
  • Recipe #12: Fish Chowder
  • Recipe #13: Lentil Vegetable Curry
  • Recipe #14: Peanut Butter Energy Balls
  • Recipe #15: Portuguese Fish Stew
  • Recipe #16: Rolled Lasagna
  • Recipe #17: Sausage and Tomato Risotto
  • Recipe #18: Sausage Kale and Lentil Salad
  • Recipe #19: Tuna Pasta Salad
  • Recipe #20: Turkey Chili

 

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Great collection of delicious recipes. All recipes are easy to make, contains great pictures and I will definitely try them all!” –Patrick

 

“I’ve had downloaded and bought cookbooks before but I never found such an amazing one like this!” –JL

 

“Had to bookmark several recipes right away. Excellent addition to my collection of weekday meal recipes.” –RPrice

Ignite Your Online Business: Start Making Money Using The Internet

By David Gilks

Ignite Your Online Business provides a valuable insight into online business & making money via the internet. This book outlines the steps needed to start your online business, incorporating the right work & lifestyle balance.

Ignite Your Online Business covers eight major topics:

1) Why having your own home based online business is a smart move

2) Types of business models available and how to choose the right one for you

3) Identifying the most important asset in an online business

4) How to do market research to find your ideal customers

5) Building your marketing strategy for a productive business

6) The economics of success in business online

7) The most popular online platforms for advertising and marketing

8) The importance of cultivating a mindset of success

Ignite Your Online Business also offers free bonus content via the associated website (access instructions inside the book)

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

 
“If you’ve thought about starting an online business, but aren’t sure how to go about it, this book is for you.” –Annelise Carter

 

“A great read that comprehensively covers the areas you need to understand to make an online business work.” –Sam Adodra

 

“I recommend it to anyone that wants to achieve real success online without the struggles that I’ve been through and that many out there go through as well. A Must have book. Indeed.” –vfcastro10

 

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The Souls of Beasts (The Animal World Book 1)

By Permdeep Singh

Slithers the snake has had enough. Enough of Animal City, and enough of being an animal altogether. What he wants is peace and solitude, and there’s only one way he’s going to get it. By transforming himself into a Human Being. Slithers isn’t alone. Mane the lion’s cub, Trunkie the elephant, and Fury the ferocious border collie, all want to be transformed into humans too, but it isn’t as simple as that.

First the four must travel through the dangerous Animal World and get to the Human World, but if there’s one thing natives of the Animal World don’t like – it’s animals that want to transform into Human Beings. Conniving pigs, fearsome wolves, zealous crocodiles, mad apes, and one very sly bear, are just some of the dangers that await, and to succeed the four travellers must use all their wits, courage, and willpower, and ultimately decide; is the freedom they crave found in the Human World, or is it found within themselves?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“A truly funny and emotional story about friends, dreams and adventures – a book that I love reading with my kids.” –Agatha Miller

 

“Kids and adults will love the hilarious banter between our friends. The action is relentless, and the story gallops at great speed. Both my niece and myself had so much fun reading it!” –Ranger

 

“‘The Souls of Beasts’ was a well-developed children’s story that I think anyone would find entertaining. I’m excited to read what else Permdeep Singh has to offer in the Animal World series.” –Becca Quinlan

 

About the Author

Permdeep Singh was born and raised in South Yorkshire, England and is the creator of The Animal World series. His first book The Souls of Beasts debuted in November 2014, and tells the adventures of four witty, resourceful animals taking a great journey into the unknown world, and into the unknown parts of themselves. The tale of joy, friendship, hope, and sheer willpower, are all virtues the author holds dear, and each book he writes is an expression of the search for his own soul, and the mysteries of life, the great and the subtle.

 

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The Second Sister (The Amendyr Series Book 1)

By Rae D. Magdon

ELEANOR OF SANDLEFORD’S entire world is shaken when her father marries the mysterious, reclusive Lady Kingsclere to gain her noble title. Ripped away from the only home she has ever known, Ellie is forced to live at Baxstresse Manor with her two new stepsisters, Luciana and Belladonna.

Luciana is sadistic, but Belladonna is the woman who truly haunts her. When her father dies and her new stepmother goes suddenly mad, Ellie is cheated out of her inheritance and forced to become a servant. With the help of a shy maid, a friendly cook, a talking cat, and her mysterious second stepsister, Ellie must stop Luciana from using an ancient sorcerer’s chain to bewitch the handsome Prince Brendan and take over the entire kingdom of Seria.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

 
“The prose is wonderful, the story intriguing, and the character relationships are rich. Looking forward to more of this series.” –Neta Bennett

 

“The pacing of the story was phenomenal, the story engaging, and the love scenes (for what book from Rae would be without them) were not overly done and were excellently sweet.” –Amazon Customer

 

“It is a fun take ona classic farytail, with a fun twist. Great weekend read, with a happily ever after.” –Tiac73

 

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When She Smiled

By Ritoban Chakrabarti

Mrityunjoy Roy is a fifteen year old Bengali who has spent the last ten years of his life growing up in Shimla, India. While his family is completely academically oriented, he wants something more. Finally he meets Akanksha in school, who turns his world upside down with her gorgeous looks and mind boggling smile. As fate would have it, she joins his tuition, and thus begins the torrid year of puppy love, romance, heartbreak, tragedy, and self discovery. Set among the scenic Shivalik hills of Shimla when mobile phones and internet were non-existent, this is a story of how an average young teenager comes to terms with his destiny. (more…)

Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg by Tali Carmi


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Terry finds a small egg, and his quest is to bring it back home to its mom.
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The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.

Birds of Passage (The Raincoast Trilogy Book 2)

By Morgan Nyberg

Imprisoned in the remains of an automobile from the “good times”, three travelers wait through the night, held captive by a band of pyromancers. The “Fire Boss” squats beside a pyre, observing the manner in which the flames consume the human offering, the way the smoke curls into the dark sky, the arrangement of the ashes. What the fire tells him will determine the fate of the travelers. Will they be allowed to go on their way in the morning? Or will one of them – or all of them – be selected as the next offering?

BIRDS OF PASSAGE is set twenty years after the events of Morgan Nyberg’s post-apocalyptic novel SINCE TOMORROW. Frost’s farm, the setting of that novel, is in severe decline. If a better site for the farm is not found, the few remaining residents will soon be wiped out by the diseases ravaging the denizens of nearby Town.

Frost’s great-grandson, Fraser, heads into the coastal mountains of British Columbia with a few companions, hoping to find a new site for the farm. Following them is Fraser’s father Blaine, alcoholic, syphilitic, deranged, determined in his delusional way to protect his son.

When Blaine appears at the settlement of the pyromancers, will he somehow rescue Fraser and his companions? Or will he turn this predicament – and the other calamities encountered on the trip north – from bad to worse?

BIRDS OF PASSAGE contains no commentary, no explanation. It is all showing, no telling. Morgan Nyberg’s lucid and hypnotic prose compels the reader through scenes of danger, horror, despair, humour, unbearable personal conflict and deep love as Fraser and his companions struggle through apocalyptic landscapes natural and man made, never quite giving up hope for a better life.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is the best post-apocalyptic book I’ve read since some classic sci-fi years ago. An interesting series and can’t wait until the final book.” –Mary Woodbury

 

“Along with Hugh Howey’s Wool/Shift/Dust Omnibus and Sam Sisavath’s Purge of Babylon series, Nyberg’s Raincoast Trilogy is without question the cream of the crop of the genre.” –Stacey

 
“The novel portrays its unforgiving world honestly, and convincingly, depicting a compelling vision of a ruined society struggling to endure and stay alive.” –A. F. Stewart

 

About the Author

Morgan Nyberg was born in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1944 and grew up in farming country in southern British Columbia. After graduating from the University of British Columbia he worked as a labourer for a decade before finally settling into teaching. For most of the last 30 years he has lived abroad, teaching English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador, Portugal and the Sultanate of Oman. His first book, “The Crazy Horse Suite”, a verse play, was performed on the stage in New York and was broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. His memoir, “Mark”, won the CBC Literary Competition. His first venture into book-length fiction, a children’s novel, “Galahad Schwartz and the Cockroach Army”, won Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for Literature in 1987. Since then he has added a further children’s novel, “Bad Day in Gladland”, and four novels for adults, “El Dorado Shuffle”, “Mr. Millennium”, “Since Tomorrow” and “Birds of Passage”. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
 

Seven Daughters: A Catalain Book of Secrets Novella (The Catalain Book of Secrets)

By Jessica Lourey

Every one of Helena Catalain’s handmade candies carries magic, and that’s a problem for Meredith Gottfridsen. Awakening the 100-year-old feud between her family and the Catalains, Meredith forces peaceful Helena to fight to keep Seven Daughters, her famous candy store, and the beautiful Queen Anne mansion she calls home. When a massive ball of snakes overtakes the town, bringing with them knowledge and fear, Helena realizes the stakes are even higher than she could have imagined.

Brimming with humor and heartbreak, hope and magic, this 101-page novella takes readers deeper into the world of the Catalains and Faith Falls, the snug Minnesota town that houses them.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Interesting novella that combines elements of magic, romance, fantasy, myth and historical fiction in less than one hundred pages.” –Barbara Ann Mojica

 

“Seven Daughters: A Catalain Book of Secrets Novella by Jessica Lourey is a fun and magical book.” –Kris Anderson

 

“Destined to become a number one best seller among those afflicted with this tragic infectious viral disease. A must read!” –Robert

 

About the Author

The Catalain Book of Secrets series is Jessica Lourey’s first venture into magical realism, a genre she’s loved since she was a teenager. She’s best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter writing, “It’s not easy to make people laugh while they’re on the edge of their seats, but Lourey pulls it off…[A] very clever series.” Jessica is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology at a Minnesota college. When not teaching, reading, traveling, writing, or raising her two wonderful kids, you can find her dreaming of her next story. If you enjoyed Seven Daughters, please check out The Catalain Book of Secrets, the novel that started it all.
 

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99¢: It Takes A Fool: A Tough Lesson Learned On Bullying

By Sasha Dreams

Get It Takes a Fool for just 99¢ until January 3rd!

Life couldn’t be sweeter for ten year old Sasha…

She’s the darling of her fifth grade class and her best friend always has her back…just like a sister. But simmering beneath the beautiful life are the dark secrets her parents harbor, secrets that slowly wind their way around the heart of the family, choking the life from Sasha. Helpless, afraid and alone, she fights the only way she can but her desperate quest for survival could lead to her own destruction!

It Takes a Fool explores the darkest depths of poverty, addiction and bullying, and how even the innocence of a child can be twisted into something monstrous. Sasha will do all she can to survive a nightmare she can’t wake up from, but in protecting herself, she might just destroy everyone around her.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Once you start this book, expect to read it in one sitting. It’s a complete page turner and the most suspenseful, thought-provoking, and deeply touching book I have ever read. It’s a MUST for any middle or high school class lesson on bullying.” –Amanda Goldstein

 

“Outstanding read!! I picked this book up around 12:00 am and put it down around 2:00 am, when I finished it.” –Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley

 
“Shocking, thought provoking and vivid… Recommended to anyone who has ever lived!” –levon

 

About the Author

C1cKagkhlDS._SX800_Sasha Dreams is a no one from nowhere pregnant with dreams. She dreams of hope, ambition, fulfillment and success. Sasha has learned from the mistakes of her childhood and transformed her weaknesses into strengths.

Sasha believes wholeheartedly that writing is healing. At times throughout her writing process it was painful, but now that the tears have dried and the past forgiven a horribly beautiful story has emerged. Follow Sasha on her journey as a writer, business woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Watch as her dreams come true.

 

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Three Quick Steps: An Inspiring Account of Struggle and Recovery

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By Robert Emmett

How close to “normal” are you?

In 1952, America was only three years away from the Salk vaccine, which would eliminate the threat of polio. That same year, nine-year-old Robert Emmett contracted the paralytic disease. It ravaged his body and unmoored his spirit; doctors told him he’d never walk again.

Faced with a lifetime of health complications and discrimination, Robert gave himself a challenge: to find the courage to live a normal life. Nourished by a devoted family, Robert set out on his long road to recovery. Three Quick Steps is Robert’s story of overcoming the odds, staying inspired, and triumphing over adversity. Decades after contracting polio, when he’s exceeded every expectation as a scientist, husband, and father, Robert thinks he finally has the key to success and an answer to the question he’s wondered about for years: Can a disease make you a better person?

But just when he thinks he’s achieved normalcy, Robert faces a new question: What if the disease isn’t quite done with him?

When post-polio syndrome strikes, years after the infection has been eradicated, the hard-won peace that Robert has found is threatened. Where will an older Robert find the resolve he needs now?

Told with warmth, grace, and unflinching resolve, Emmett’s remarkable memoir captures how three quick steps can lead to huge strides.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Three Quick Steps is a triumph of medicine and personal determination, which continues even today. This is the story of one life, which illuminates a place and a time. Well worth the read.” –Arby

 

“Three Quick Steps is an inspirational and motivational story unlike any I have read before. Honoring Irish patriot, Robert Emmet, THIS Robert Emmett has proven to be a true warrior.” –C.A. O’Driscoll

 

“Loved it! Jess does an amazing job of bringing the characters to life and painting the imagery onto the canvas of your imagination.” –Lisa

 

About the Author


Robert Emmett was born in Rochester, New York, in 1943. He now lives in Georgia and is a scientist, husband, father, and grandfather. At the age of 9, he contracted the polio virus, which destroyed many of the nerves in his legs. Today, though the disease itself is long gone, he still suffers from post-polio syndrome. In 2001, he retired from a position as research director of a large chemicals and minerals firm.
 

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Auraria: A Novel

By Tim Westover

Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer’s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria’s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away.

Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Westover presents us with a delightfully imaginative world, where trees sing and fish swim in the mist. His fluid, humorous style draws us right into that magical place. Highly recommended.” –Jo Ann Butler, Historical Novel Society
 
“When we decided to allow independent books in the Battle of the Books, it was with the hope that perhaps somewhere along the line we would find a hidden gem about which we could help spread the word. Auraria is it.” –Aaron Hughes, Fantastic Reviews

 
“‘Red fish that jump up from lakes of mist. Houses with infinite interior space. Farms frozen over by their springhouses. Moon maidens. Plat-eyes out to rob travelers not of their goods, but of their heads. Every hill and dale has its particular boogeymen.’ This excerpt from Tim Westover’s novel Auraria sums up the fantastical world the author has created in five sentences, but you’ll want to read it from cover to cover.” –Deep South Magazine

 

About the Author

Tim Westover, a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia, lives in suburban Atlanta. Born in the north, educated in England, and frequent visitor to Russia, he found his home in the North Georgia mountains.

In addition to writing, Westover enjoys programming, playing the clawhammer banjo, and raising his three-year-old daughter to be a modern American eccentric.

 

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Trial by Fire: A BBW Shifter Ménage Serial (Sought by the Alphas Book 3)

By Carina Wilder

The ritual left Gwynne stronger, more powerful. Improved, or so the alphas tell her.
But now that she’s back in her own time, she’s confronted with a new future and a destiny unlike anything she’d imagined for herself.

Will she find her way back to them? Will she ever have the two gorgeous men in her bed again?

The story continues as Gwynne works her way towards the answers she’s been seeking.

Trial by Fire is approximately 23,500 words long, the third book in the Sought by the Alphas serial. Part four is due in early January 2015.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Romance, passion, and mystery abound in this serial about shifters and time travel.” –Cyrstal Sin

 

“Another stunning addition to this amazing series.” –Blessmyangels

 

“This is one of my favorite series of all time…” –P. Walker

 

About the Author

Carina Wilder is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Wolf Rock Shifter series, Sought by the Alphas Serial and the Billionaires and Curves. Trilogy. She has been a professional writer for over twenty years.

Ms. Wilder enjoys writing about strong, real women with attitude, flaws, insecurities and bodies that aren’t manufactured in laboratories. She also loves traveling, which continues to influence her writing and story lines.
 

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How To Crochet: Learn How To Crochet In 30 Minutes

By Samantha Wells

Learn How To Crochet In 30 Minutes!!!!

Crocheting has long been a popular method of handcrafting garments. It’s also an interesting hobby that’s not to be taken lightly. It requires a lot of getting used to and enormous amounts of patience. From simple creations to the most intricate patterns, the art of Crocheting can yield amazing results given the right skill set and knowledge about Crocheting. You could create almost anything simply by Crocheting. A few balls of yarn can be carefully crocheted together to form a variety of items such as hats, shawls, sweaters, and many more. This e-book will showcase everything about Crocheting, from the basic Crocheting jargon up to making actual garments. Read on to find out more interesting and neat information about Crocheting.

 
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • Preparing To Crochet: Tools, The Slip Knot, Making The First Chain Stitch
  • How To Read Crochet Symbols, Abbreviations and Patterns
  • Basic Crochet Stitches
  • How To Fasten Off
  • How To Shape Your Finished Work
  • Care And Storage Of Crochet Items
  • Much, much more!

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Super easy and clear instructions even if you have two left hands like I do. Loved the illustrations.” –Scott O

 

“I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for years now but just never settled down to it. Now, finally, between this book and a couple of youtube videos, I think I’ve finally got the hang of it.” –Anne

 

“There is a unique and fun pattern for everyone in this book and can really help someone who is just starting off in learning crochet.” –RM

 

About the Author

My name is Samantha Wells and I am a Nutritionist, and Life Coach. I am 43 years old, I have a husband and 3 kids (2 girls and a boy). I live in New York, New York, and have seen it all. I have spent the last 20 years of my life realizing all of the mistakes people are making in their lives when in comes to diet, and love, and I have made it my goal to help as many of them as possible. My husband and I are as much in love today as we were the day we married 23 years ago. We have made many sacrifices that have made us stronger, and I use our story to help teach people what it is like to fall in love and stay in love. I find that the biggest issue people have is not loving themselves enough to be able to be a full partner in a relationship. After all of my research I decided to take my writing down two paths: diet and nutrition (teaching people how to love themselves), and love and marriage (teaching them how to stay in love once they love themselves).

 

Candy Cane Kisses (Forever Christmas Book 4)

By Elle Rush

All bakery-owner Lindsay Leeds wants for Christmas is for her former high-school crush Sheriff Keith “Bodey” Bodewell to quit playing games. The sheriff has been dancing around asking her out for months and Lindsay is tired of it. His “fake girlfriend” ploy was cute and it was sweet that he recruited her friends to find out what she likes, but enough is enough. She’s a busy woman and he needs to step up or he’s going to lose his shot.

How can a woman who runs two businesses be so clueless when it comes to managing her heart? Bodey has dropped more than enough hints that he’s interested, but Lindsay isn’t catching them. Just when the sheriff is running out of ideas on how he can convince her to be his for Christmas, Lindsay gives him a clue about what it will take for him to get a date. And the answer is pretty simple. At least, it was supposed to be. Christmas is days away and his plays keep failing on a spectacular level.

It’s going to take the jolly fat man to make this holiday romance happen.

Book 4 in the best-selling series, Forever Christmas. The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is a sweet Christmas romance, the perfect way to start to get in to the holiday spirit, along with the rest of the Forever Christmas series.” –Ella

 

“Candy Cane Kisses would be the perfect book for a half-hour break from all your shopping and holiday stresses.” –Anna

 

“This is a definite must read, as is the entire series.” –GrandmaYG

 

About the Author

Elle Rush is a romance author from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When she’s not travelling, she’s hard at work writing contemporary romances and romantic comedies which are set all over the world. As much as she loves literature and languages, she has flunked poetry in every language she’s studied. She also has mild addictions to tea, cookbooks and the sci-fi channel.
 

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Home Organization For A Stress Free Life

By Alice Richards

Home Organization For A Stress Free Life: Organize Your Home And Eliminate Stress From Your Life In The Process

This book contains proven steps and strategies for how to bring order to your home, and in doing so, reduce the stress in your life.

Disorganization results in stress. There are so many examples for this. For instance, when you have an urgent need for a certain item but you can’t find it right at that moment, it frustrates you and leaves you with a sick, unpleasant feeling in your gut. You experience a high level of stress at that moment when you’re desperate to find that thing you urgently need. Your blood pressure starts to increase. Some people even begin to feel as though their hands, arms, and head are heating up, which is a sure sign of increased blood pressure because of stress. Aside from dealing with that sick feeling of frustration, you also have to stress about what alternatives can be used for your purpose instead. There goes your good mood flying out the window!
 
In Home Organization For A Stress Free Life, you will learn:

  • Great tips on how to organize various rooms in your home
  • The importance of customized shelving and cabinets for orderly storage
  • Various inexpensive storage techniques using commonly available items
  • Tools for specific storage needs throughout the home
  • Personal organization skills to use your time, clothing, money, and purse more effectively
  • How to establish and fulfill personal priorities as a matter of daily habit
  • How to downsize and minimize the clutter in your life
  • Dozens of habits for maintaining your home.

 
This book gives the first steps in having an organized home and an organized, stress-free life. It may not exactly be easy. But once you’ve integrated the methods of organizing into your daily habits, keeping your home clutter -free won’t feel like a task anymore. Being organized will simply come naturally. Act now.
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“[Alice Richards] has put together a simple yet effective concept for organizing your home to reduce your everyday stress.” –Josh Allgood

 

“I have given this book a 5 star review as there is a lot of information on room organization in this book and following all of the advice will yield you with a more organized home!!” –Fred Clark

 

“This book gives you steps and strategies on how to bring order in your home, and so reduce the stresslevel in your life for a great deal.” –jenny mason

 

About the Author

My name is Alice Richards, and I’m a minimalist through and through. It hasn’t always been this way, however. It took a trip to a village in Vietnam and seeing how happy the villagers were with their limited material possessions for me to have the life changing epiphany that happiness should never be sought in the material world. Sure, material objects can give us that quick fix of temporary happiness, but at the end of the day, the feeling of lightness and freedom which comes with the minimalist lifestyle is a feeling which cannot be attained through the pursuit of materialism.

 

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It’s Always Christmastime In Cratchitville

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By Gary Paul Corcoran

Just 99¢ on Amazon!

It’s Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow, a place the kids jokingly like to call Cratchitville, mainly because old man Cratchit owns half the town. Whatever you call their lovely little town with its horse drawn sleighs and Victorian cottages and snow covered roofs, the kids have bigger concerns. Like why does it always seem to be Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow? And why doesn’t anybody know what goes on over the next hill? This lovely little holiday story with a dark secret will charm your heart and keep you guessing until the very last page is turned.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is a fantastic holiday read and storytelling at its best.” –Robin Austin

 

“This is a perfect book for the season. It’s Always Christmastime In Cratchitville is a great mix of fantasy, magic, tragedy, and suspense.” –Monica G

 

“This is one of those books that provides you with the simple joy of storytelling and leaves you full of wonder at the end. Highly recommended!” –Gretchen Schields

 

About the Author

The product of an Irish/Italian family (and, yes, it came with all the war, drama and romance one would expect) I was transplanted as a boy from the clapboard New England of my youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that began to litter the disappearing ranches and orange groves south of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Ever rebellious, and true to the folk music/coffee house idealism that helped shape my early worldview, I chose to resist the Vietnam War, was a man without a country for several years as the result and can count incarceration in a Mexican prison as one of my many colorful experiences during that era. Thus the novel…

Having pursued a love of reading and writing in various forms all his life, I finally took this passion seriously around the turn of the millennium and have dedicated the remainder of my days to authorship. I am also delightedly back in the New England of my youth and live along the shore of Rhode Island.
 

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Covert: A Chicago Angels Novel

By John Robert McCauley

Find it on Amazon for $1.99 from December 22-26

Alessandro is the unwilling heir of a Chicago crime family. Intent on leaving the life set out for him, he decides to run as fast and as far away as possible. His plans crumble when one girl crash lands in his life. He should hate the daughter of his father’s mistress, but it’s near impossible when he finds that they are alike in more ways than one.

Olivia grew up watching men walk in and out of her mother’s life. When one man finally decides to stay, she learns that crime lords don’t leave until someone’s dead. Olivia’s salvation comes from the person she least expects: his son.

Six years later, Olivia and Alessandro are reunited when her life is threatened. If time has proven one thing, it’s that repeating their parents’ mistakes seems inevitable.

In a world where friendship is a luxury and love a death sentence, two unlikely lovers find each other only to be separated by their cruel reality.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“GK Moore’s take on a modern day mafia story is quite possibly the best one I have read in recent memory.” –LAK, Penny for My Thoughts

 

“I think this is probably the first book that had me sitting on the edge of my seat (literally) from the first paragraph. G.K. Moore has done a fantastic job weaving this story, with all its twists and turns.” –Dorothy L. Dootson

 

“Covert will take you on an emotional roller coaster all the way to the end… It will rip your heart out and make you laugh at the same time. It was fantastic and I can NOT wait for the follow up.” –Erin M.

 

About the Author

G.K. Moore loves cake, romances with alpha males and happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, watching bad reality TV, traveling, torturing her hubby with ideas for new stories or doing all of the above at the same time. Her debut novel, Covert, is a NA Romantic Suspense. It will be released December 2nd and the backdrop is one of her all time favorite cities, Chicago.

 

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Himalayan Hump (FREE 12/22)

By John Robert McCauley

Free 12/22!

Inspired by true stories during World War II, the Air Transit Command and its heroic flyers and crews were the savior to end the war against the Axis powers. Without their courage, dedication, teamwork and valor and flexible thinking, World War II would not have ended in 1945. This story focuses on how a baseball player’s life was dramatically changed by the forces of fate.

Follow Bucky’s dangerous missions into Africa, India, Burma and China, which are filled with suspense and intrigue and experience his close encounters with death to save millions of lives from the German and Japanese invaders.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Great book!!!” –TomT

 

“Lots of history!!” –Stuart J. Gurney

 

About the Author

John Robert McCauley was born in Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit Michigan. He went to high school in Rockford, Illinois, and graduated from Michigan State University. He is one of six children, three boys and three girls. The author felt compelled to share these stories and pictures with the public through these books: “The Detroit Kid in a Forgotten War,” “The Birds of Anna Mall Kingdom,” “Recurrent Dreams of Painted Faces,” “Brendan Stranded in Hong Kong,” “Capuchin Tour Guide,” “Reincarnated Horse Reporter,” “The Sharks Crisis Negotiator,” “Jesuit Time,” “Trapped in Limbo,” “Trapped in Limbo 2,” “Trapped in Limbo 3,” “Himalayan Hump” and “The Passing Tracks.”

 

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99¢! The Last Love of Eleanor Sands

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By Gary Paul Corcoran

Kindle Countdown Deal — 99¢ on 12/21-12/22

The Last Love of Eleanor Sands is the story of a young man’s romance with a college professor in the early ’70s. Roger has just returned from vagabonding around the world. Eleanor is a recently divorced woman, ready to cast off the restraints of her 20 year marriage. These two soon find themselves consumed by a torrid romance, with Roger playing the young royal subject to Eleanor’s exotic courtesan.

Thus having learned from Eleanor how to please a woman’s every need, Roger is then driven by deep rooted instincts to find a woman his own age with whom to share his newfound secrets. And Roger does just that, leaving Eleanor behind with a broken heart, only to discover that he cannot replicate the magic he and Eleanor once shared.

A bittersweet tale of longing, lust, betrayal and ultimate forgiveness, Roger and Eleanor’s love affair is ravaged by the vagaries of time, yet they find they have something that time can never steal from their hearts.

‘Charming, hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measures…’ say critics of The Last Love of Eleanor Sands. If you have ever longed to share a romance with someone from another generation, look no further than this novel.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“With believable characters and a believable romance, this story draws you in like you’re actually reading someone’s life.” –Becca Quinlan

 

“If you love romance novels, this is a must read, for young and old alike. Highly recommended! Be ready for a love story you won’t soon forget.” –Brian K. Brown

 

“The story is filled with passion, joy, laughter, lust, betrayal, and forgiveness. This was my first time reading anything from Gary Paul Corcoran and I am very impressed to say the least.” –Monica G

 

About the Author

The product of an Irish/Italian family (and, yes, it came with all the war, drama and romance one would expect) I was transplanted as a boy from the clapboard New England of my youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that began to litter the disappearing ranches and orange groves south of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Ever rebellious, and true to the folk music/coffee house idealism that helped shape my early worldview, I chose to resist the Vietnam War, was a man without a country for several years as the result and can count incarceration in a Mexican prison as one of my many colorful experiences during that era. Thus the novel…

Having pursued a love of reading and writing in various forms all his life, I finally took this passion seriously around the turn of the millennium and have dedicated the remainder of my days to authorship. I am also delightedly back in the New England of my youth and live along the shore of Rhode Island.
 

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My Romantic Comedy: Once Upon a Time Book 1 (A delicious romantic comedy) (Happy Books) by Mary Kelly


Link: Amazon
Promo Dates: Permanently Free

I’m Erin and I simply adore romantic comedies. Whether it be When Harry Met Sally, Two Weeks Notice or Roman Holiday, they all make me dream and believe that everything is possible in life. In order to convince my friends that they are wrong to be cynical, it is decided: I am going to test the scenarios of my favorite romantic comedies in real life. What better way to prove that I’m right?
Whether your favorite romantic comedy happens to be Serendipity, You’ve Got Mail, or Down with Love, it’s highly likely that I’ve tried them out, and that I can inform you about their effectiveness. To begin with, I choose Clueless, the most timeless of romantic comedies. After all, I could use some good karma, and to find love for my sister or my best friend seems like a good start to me.
Follow me, and who knows—maybe you too, will be inspired to find your own happy ending.

It’s Always Christmastime In Cratchitville

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By Gary Paul Corcoran

Just 99¢ on Amazon!

It’s Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow, a place the kids jokingly like to call Cratchitville, mainly because old man Cratchit owns half the town. Whatever you call their lovely little town with its horse drawn sleighs and Victorian cottages and snow covered roofs, the kids have bigger concerns. Like why does it always seem to be Christmastime in Pleasant Hollow? And why doesn’t anybody know what goes on over the next hill? This lovely little holiday story with a dark secret will charm your heart and keep you guessing until the very last page is turned.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is a fantastic holiday read and storytelling at its best.” –Robin Austin

 

“This is a perfect book for the season. It’s Always Christmastime In Cratchitville is a great mix of fantasy, magic, tragedy, and suspense.” –Monica G

 

“This is one of those books that provides you with the simple joy of storytelling and leaves you full of wonder at the end. Highly recommended!” –Gretchen Schields

 

About the Author

The product of an Irish/Italian family (and, yes, it came with all the war, drama and romance one would expect) I was transplanted as a boy from the clapboard New England of my youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that began to litter the disappearing ranches and orange groves south of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Ever rebellious, and true to the folk music/coffee house idealism that helped shape my early worldview, I chose to resist the Vietnam War, was a man without a country for several years as the result and can count incarceration in a Mexican prison as one of my many colorful experiences during that era. Thus the novel…

Having pursued a love of reading and writing in various forms all his life, I finally took this passion seriously around the turn of the millennium and have dedicated the remainder of my days to authorship. I am also delightedly back in the New England of my youth and live along the shore of Rhode Island.
 

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South on Pacific Coast Highway (Kindle Countdown Deal!)

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By Gary Paul Corcoran

Kindle Countdown Deal — 99¢ on 12/20; $2.99 on 12/21.

The first in a series of throwback crime novels, inspired by the Phillip Marlowe’s and Sam Spades of the author’s youth, Michael Devlin, the jaded protagonist and private detective of South On Pacific Coast Highway is himself a throwback private detective, preferring brains over gadgetry as he operates a one-man shop out of the sleepy little beach town of Laurel Lagoon. Slumming his way among the sometimes seedy, sometimes tony but always alluring venues of the Southern California coastline, Michael doggedly attempts to solve four murders, free a wrongly imprisoned friend and wrest spiritual enlightenment from a handful of better forgotten dreams. He has one clue to guide him, the final cryptic words of a dying man. “My wife Audrey, she knows the…” That leads Michael on a chase to find Audrey, her mane of long red hair a talisman to the woman Michael once loved.

Add two pain in the ass Feds as a backdrop, a hardnosed cop, a billionaire online gambling mogul, a couple of nasty boys from south of the border, a Russian thug named Boris, a fortune teller, along with a miniature poodle named Butch and you have the ingredients for a terrific ride, a haunting love story and a searing portrait of life along the Southern California coast.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“This is an absolutely riveting and beautifully written mystery book with a great cast of characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.” –Michael

 

“Author Gary Paul Corcoran and his quick-witted, daring and charmingly off the cuff PI, Michael Devlin keep this fast paced, suspense filled murder/mystery racing to beat the clock…A great author, a spell binding novel and one must read! We can only hope that Mr. Corcoran is planning to bring Michael Devlin back soon!” –Fran Lewis, Just Reviews

 

“South Pacific on Pacific Coast Highway is filled with lots of twists, turns, surprises, murders and one smart Private Detective named Mike Devlin who will stop at nothing to protect a friend and find out the truth.” –Amazon Customer

 

About the Author

The product of an Irish/Italian family (and, yes, it came with all the war, drama and romance one would expect) I was transplanted as a boy from the clapboard New England of my youth to the cookie cutter, stucco subdivisions that began to litter the disappearing ranches and orange groves south of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Ever rebellious, and true to the folk music/coffee house idealism that helped shape my early worldview, I chose to resist the Vietnam War, was a man without a country for several years as the result and can count incarceration in a Mexican prison as one of my many colorful experiences during that era. Thus the novel…

Having pursued a love of reading and writing in various forms all his life, I finally took this passion seriously around the turn of the millennium and have dedicated the remainder of my days to authorship. I am also delightedly back in the New England of my youth and live along the shore of Rhode Island.
 

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Come Along With Me (A Gracie Book Book 1) (FREE to 12/24)

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By Linda Schell

Come Along With Me will transport eight-to twelve-year old children, their parents, and their grandparents to another world when they read Come Along With Me, an adventure about friendship and caring, the unfortunate consequences of jealousy, and the power of hope.

Meet Gracie, a ditzy dwarf kangaroo from the Thirty-sixth Universe–a creature who lives in a perfect realm. Because she is bored, Gracie longs for an adventure to St. Petersburg, Russia, a place she imagines is filled with beauty and enchantment. Much to the tiny ‘roo’s surprise, her ability to transport herself to the land of the czars has failed. She ends up at a dairy farm in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, where she saves the life of Gibson, an abandoned Maine coon cat.

The unlikely pair become fast friends. While Gracie tries to find her way back home, Gibson carves a life for himself on a farm with his newly adopted mistress, the farmer’s young daughter. There’s one hitch: The overworked farmer demands that Gibson earn his keep. Gibson’s task is thwarted somewhat when he experiences strange visions. But are these visions the result of a thrashing he received from the farmer’s two dogs? Or, maybe Gibson sees parallel universes?

As outsiders the little kangaroo and the cat from the city negotiate the perils of farm life. They meet two malicious rats who hate anyone who is happy. The two devoted friends must contend with stampeding cows and a barnyard of critters that have little use for newcomers.

Will Gibson keep his sanity and become the little girl’s pet? Will Gracie ever see the splendor of the Russian Versailles? Will the farmer survive the evil machinations of the rats, Bratwold and Eastman? Drift back to the days of Barbie dolls, hula hoops, and Sputnik to find out.
 

Get it free on Amazon until 12/24/14.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Delightful doesn’t even begin to describe the characters, imagination and advertures in Ms. Schell’s book.” –Suze-Q

 

“A very entertaining, sweet read with a delightful life lesson grown-ups and children can embrace.” –Renee Metoyer

 

“Such a fun book. This is perfect for this age group. Love it!” –teacherklc

 

About the Author

Combining childhood innocence with historical verisimilitude and a dash of magical fantasy–that was the impulse behind the start of my writing career. A travel log about the city, St. Petersburg, Russia inspired me to write my first fantasy-adventure book, Come Along With Me.

I wanted to bring appreciation to American children and their parents for the magical city known for its culture, architecture, tree-lined parks, and its bridges by the hundreds. This led me to my second book, The Palace Buzz, a wacky romp coated in outrageously true history.

Perhaps one day the series will find its way into Russia, and the people there will learn that there are people here in America who have an appreciation for their history and accomplishments.
 

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The Other Tree

By DK Mok

It’s been four years since Chris Arlin graduated with a degree in cryptobotany, and she’s still no closer to scraping up funding for her research into rare plants. Instead, she’s stacking shelves at the campus library until a suspiciously well-dressed man offers her a lucrative position on a scientific expedition.

For Chris, the problem isn’t the fact that they’re searching for the Biblical Tree of Life. Nor is it the fact that most of the individuals on the expedition seem to be lethally fashionable mercenaries. The problem is that the mission is being backed by SinaCorp, the corporation responsible for a similar, failed expedition on which her mother died eleven years ago.

However, when Chris’s father is unexpectedly diagnosed with an incurable illness, Chris sees only one solution. Vowing to find the Tree of Life before SinaCorp’s mercenaries, Chris recruits Luke, a sardonic campus priest undergoing a crisis of faith. Together, they embark on a desperate, wondrous race to find the lost garden of Eden.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“An intelligent and riveting read that packs action and adventure with intellect and science. Add in a healthy dose of witty sarcasm and you have a clever story about a thousands year-old mystery that sparks the interest of not only scientists, priests, and big-brother corporations, alike.” –Michelle Pickett

 

“A ripping good yarn sure to please readers who enjoy mysteries, legends, and overcoming the burden of hard choices.” — Darby Karchut, author of The Griffin Series

 

“The Other Tree by D.K. Mok is a ripping good yarn sure to please readers who enjoy mysteries, legends, and overcoming the burden of hard choices. Bravo to D.K. Mok on her debut novel!” –Patty

 

About the Author

DK Mok is a fantasy and science fiction author, whose novels include The Other Tree and Hunt for Valamon. Her short story ‘Morning Star’ (One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and a WSFA Small Press Award. DK grew up in libraries, immersed in lost cities and fantastic worlds, populated by quirky bandits and giant squid. She graduated from UNSW with a degree in Psychology, pursuing her interest in both social justice and scientist humour. DK lives in Sydney, Australia, and her favourite fossil deposit is the Burgess Shale.

 

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Homemade Christmas Gifts: Do It Yourself Christmas Gifts That Are Fun & Easy!

By Julie Scott

Homemade Christmas gifts send a different message than something from the store, it says you spent time crafting the gift. There are plenty of gifts out there that are in the store and super cheap, but to be able to give a gift that you spent time doing shows the people you love that you truly care about them. I’ve been making my own homemade gifts for many years now. When I started doing it I was focused on saving money. The more I’ve done my own homemade christmas gifts though, I’ve realized people love them because of the time that goes into them.

The homemade christmas gifts in this book are not difficult nor do they take a whole bunch of time, but they will wow the people who get them. This book will tell you exactly what you need for each gift and walk you through the process. Be sure to check out the chocolate dipped spoons, I love it! I hope you find the book helpful this holiday season!

Be a “Do-It-Yourself” type of person this year and enjoy the smiles that will follow!

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“If Christmas get’s you in mood to start making Homemade Christmas gifts, then this is the book for you. The easy projects you can do with in budgets…” –Yukie Davidson

 

“Very nice and useful book preparing gifts for this coming holiday season..” –Chref

 

“It provides tips and techniques to make your own gifts, with easy to follow instructions and well written as well. Nice book.” –Xela

Black Hawk Day Rewind

By Dominick Fencer & Baibin Nighthawk

Mark Savannah has already lived two lives and now he is looking for a third, but he is trapped by a past he can’t escape.

Professor Zimmermann of the University of Buenos Aires has warned him: “They have been able to cover up the whole affair and destroy all the evidence.”

Mark has discovered an extraordinary secret hidden deep in CIA director Colonel Reed’s past and in the neural transplant operations of Biosketch Technologies Inc., a biotech company set up by Reed.

Mark came into contact with Biosketch Technologies Inc. and the diabolical Project “Transtem 1.1″ while studying civilian and military neural transplant patients. As Mark attempts to uncover the truth, he is pursued by Anaïs Degann, a CIA agent with orders to terminate him.
Project “Transtem 1.1″ is just the tip of the iceberg of Reed’s dark plans and, in order to get his life back, Mark has to break the ties connecting Colonel Reed with Colonel Kozlov of the Russian counterintelligence service.

Reed’s links to Russian intelligence threaten to compromise international security and Mark must stop him at all costs.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I love the charters in this series, they are so intriguing, complex, and adorable.” –Jacque

 

“[I]t had me crying, laughing, and sitting on the edge of my seat.” –The Not So Publish Library

 

“Pike our sexy man-wolf is back, and he’s hotter than ever…” –Andrewsheath

 

About the Author

► Baibin Nighthawk: Baibin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certificate in Art (teaching). She is a freelance Business Consultant, a member of Art of Ink in America Society and a writer. She won several Poetry and international Calligraphy Awards.

► Dominick Fencer: Dominick holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a MBA. He is a freelance Business Consultant, a VFR pilot (light-sport aircraft) and a writer.
…and both are addicted to flying!
 

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Odds and Ends (Margot and Odds Cozy Mystery Book 1)

By Audrey Claire

Margot Gardner’s husband has run off with a woman half his age. He just disappeared, leaving behind a note and an insult. Margot must fend for herself for the first time in her sixty-three years. With the help of an unusually intelligent cat, who either talks in her head or she’s going crazy, Margot makes a new life in a new home.

Everything is going terribly, thanks to smart-mouth Odds, the cat. Then it gets worse when Margot stumbles onto the body of the building’s superintendent. Margot is determined to find out if one of her neighbors is the murderer. It’s a good thing she has Odds by her side, to get her into and out of trouble.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“A fast read and great characters . Looking forward to more stories.” –S. Flora

 

“As cozy mysteries go, this one is a winner! It was a light and fun read.” –Belle mere

 

“I enjoyed Margots journey to find personal independence and loved the cat Odds. I would like to read another book in this series.” –Patricia A. Clark

 

About the Author

Audrey Claire is the author of the Libby Grace Mystery Series. She is the mother of two grown sons and lives in the south of the United States. She enjoys traveling and reading. One day, she will be brave enough to live overseas and have lots of adventures. For now, everything is in her imagination, but that can be fun too!
 

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Mottak: State of Mind

By Nathan Haddish Mogos

Much has been said and written about immigration politics in Western Europe, but in his debut novel Mottak state of mind, Nathan Haddish Mogos represents the voice that has not been heard, until now. Written from the unique perspective of an Eritrean refugee, this is the first novel from inside a Norwegian refugee institution, where people from different countries, religions and cultures all wait for the same thing: permission to stay and start a new life.

The novel depicts the dark and difficult thoughts and emotional struggles of refugees coming to one of the wealthiest countries in the World, often erupting in powerful and violent confrontations, when hope turns to restless frustration and sense of uselessness.

 

Mottak: State of Mind is available at iTunes (US), B&N, Prestigio Plaza, Amazon UK, and Amazon DE.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“Mottak State of Mind is indeed bold and interestingly captivating… I really enjoyed the sense of humor throughout the book and got me really excited especially at the start.” –Batelhem

 

“The book is full of humor supplemented by deep existential thoughts. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to understand the state of mind of Asylum seekers in Europe.” –Mesgna mehari

 

“Above all, Mogos takes us on the inner journey of discovery that’s required for any intelligent refugee to acclimate, survive, and in the end find purpose and meaning for his new life.” –nickvic2

 

About the Author

Nathan haddish Mogos was born in 1982, to Eritrean parents in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nathan attended the acclaimed boys’ Catholic school of Saint Joseph, until the 10th grade. In his early years, with strong influence of his parents, especially his stubborn and relentless mother he was introduced into the art of reading. Despite being reluctant and sceptic at first he was soon entrapped into the magic of books that finally captivated his wild restless imagination for once.

Reading series, the Hardy Boys and such while growing up, fantasizing alternate endings on his own, he found an outlet to express and experiment his raw talent of story telling. Despite excelling in History and English lessons he was quite average in the natural science fields which failed to neither engage his interest nor evoke any effort in the upcoming years. Thus at an early age he had known his gift were words and their intricate mystery they instigate rather than numbers and their pattern to further immerse him into his world of imagination for solace.
 

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Enlightening Bloom (Bloom Daniels Series Book 2)

By Michelle Turner

Who knew finding out shifters are real would be the easy part?

Trying to finalize the bond with her mate, Pike, Bloom is struck with a mysterious illness that puts a strain on the newly mated pair. They’re forced to take off on their mating night to track down a long lost relative in hope’s she’ll have the cure and answers they desperately need.

Bonnie Harris took it in stride when her best friend hooked up with a wolf shifter. But can she do the same thing? Her mind is telling her no, but her heart is telling her yes. Which will she listen to?

The Masterson pack is thrown for a loop when a pack member’s past is revealed. Will they all be able to stand together and survive when one of their own brings an old enemy to their door?

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“I love the charters in this series, they are so intriguing, complex, and adorable.” –Jacque

 

“[I]t had me crying, laughing, and sitting on the edge of my seat.” –The Not So Publish Library

 

“Pike our sexy man-wolf is back, and he’s hotter than ever…” –Andrewsheath

 

About the Author

Michelle is a native Ohioan who now finds herself in the mountain state of West Virginia. She lives with her husband, son, and three spoiled rotten dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her family you can find her with her nose stuck in a book or her head in the clouds as she dreams up new adventures for her characters.
 

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In the Clear (Winter Rescue Book 1)

By Tamara Morgan

Fletcher Owens is full of secrets.

Few people know he spends his nights volunteering for a Search and Rescue team, saving lives while risking his own. Even fewer know he’s in love with his best friend’s sister. And since he’s not willing to give up their friendship for a chance at something more, that’s exactly how things will stay.

Lexie Sinclair has nothing to hide.

The zany daughter, the wacky sister, the quirky fundraiser for a children’s charity — Lexie couldn’t hide her true self even if she wanted to. So when her brother’s best friend is revealed to be a local hero, she’s determined to stand up and prove she’s ready to be more than just friends.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“In The Clear is another remarkable love story and a fantastic start to a new series, I can’t wait to see what Tamara has in store for us next!” –Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

 

“I loved this book so much that I devoured it in one sitting. There aren’t many books that make me cry, this was one of the few that did.” –Timitra

 

“Well developed characters. Dialogue and Plot are excellent. I am hoping this is the first of a Winter Rescue Series.” –Amazon Customer

 

About the Author

Tamara Morgan is a contemporary romance author of humorous, heartfelt stories with flawed heroes and heroines designed to get your hackles up and make your heart melt. Her long-lived affinity for romance novels survived a B.A. degree in English Literature, after which time she discovered it was much more fun to create stories than analyze the life out of them.

Whether building Victorian dollhouses, consuming mass quantities of coffee and wine, or crying over cheesy 1950s musicals, Tamara commits to her flaws like every good heroine should. She lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband, daughter, and variety of household pets and only occasionally complains about the weather.
 

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Interview with Eden Baylee

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as travel, humor, music, poetry, art, and much more. An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often! Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel.

 

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.

Firstly, thanks so much for having me on your excellent site. I’m really honored to be here.

I’m a Canadian author who has been writing full time since 2010. Prior to that I was in banking for twenty years. I’ve written short stories and flash fiction in multiple genres including: thriller, mystery, erotica, and erotic romance.

Stranger at Sunset is my first novel.

 

Why did you decide to become a writer?

Reading and writing have been passions of mine from when I was young, though I can’t say I ever thought I would become a writer professionally. I love writing stories that entertain, and sometimes I just want to make people think with words.

A combination of events pushed to become a full-time writer – dealing with a life-threatening illness that made me rethink my priorities, and knowing that I did not want to retire as a banker. Writing is something I can do for the rest of my life.

 

What is your book Stranger at Sunset about?

Stranger at Sunset is a psychological mystery/suspense/thriller. I loathe labels, so I’m using terms readers have used to describe my book.

In a nutshell, a respected psychiatrist, Dr. Kate Hampton, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica.

The story takes place over a week’s time in January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. There is a murder, and the story centers on the timeline of how and why this murder happened. It’s not the traditional who-dunnit mystery. If anything, it’s more of a why-dunnit, with the focus on characterization and motivation.

In the midst of this murder is a romance that involves a mystery man. The story is a slow burn and does not follow the normal story arc, but it does resolve quite nicely. As well, there are two more books planned with the main character, Kate Hampton.

 
 

Eden’s book is available at Amazon, AppleB&NSmashwords, and Kobo.

 

What is the central mystery of the book?

The central mystery involves a murder, which is evident right from the beginning. However, the reader will not know who the murderer is or who is murdered. In addition to this, there is a witness to the deed.

 

Your book is written through the eyes of different narrators. Which POV character did you have the most fun writing? Why?

I enjoyed Dr. Kate Hampton, as I can relate to her. Some readers have said she is not likeable. Others think she is terrific. It’s a strangely dichotomous reaction, but I can understand why. For me, she represents two sides of one person – the one you show to the world and the one you keep hidden.

I would say many of us keep parts of ourselves hidden, even to the people closest to us.

 

You have written several erotica books before this book. What made you try your hand at a thriller/mystery?

When I set out to write full-time, I started with erotic literature as it was a genre I knew well. I’ve been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever. I wanted to challenge myself by writing a novel.

Because I read different genres, I enjoy creating in multiple genres too.

 

Where is your favorite place to write? Is that where you normally write?

I work from home, and I move around a lot due to my impatient and somewhat restless nature. Sitting for long periods of time to write is never a good idea, so I stand at my kitchen counter. When that becomes tiring, I stop for a while and take a walk or do yoga or meditate. I like writing by natural light, so that dictates where I write most days.

 

What is your most useful tool or skill when writing?

I’ve always loved my Thesaurus. Being a logophile, I can never get enough of learning new words. When I’m writing and cannot come up with the right word, I need to rein myself in from checking the Thesaurus at that very moment.

I highlight a word or section and return to it in the editing phase, where I’ve made a note to use a stronger/better/more appropriate word.

 

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during your journey as an author?

Oh … so many things, however, I always revert back to what my mentor, author Kate Austin said to me when I first started. She said of my writing, “Persistence is more important than talent, and you have both.”

Her words were so encouraging because she let me know I was talented, but that my failure or success would not necessarily rest on that. The truth is, we all know successful people whom we consider less talented than ourselves. We also know talented people who can’t seem to make a go of it.

She reminded me that a dogged determination is a good trait for success in every aspect of life, not just for being an author

 

Do you have plans for future projects?

I’m writing my next novel called, A Fragile Truce, which is the book that follows Stranger at Sunset. I’m excited to see where Dr. Kate Hampton goes next and I hope readers are too.

I’m also collaborating with a group of indie authors in a short story collection, which will probably release next year.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a bit of myself on your great blog. I really appreciate all you do to connect authors to readers.

 

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Urban Beekeeping: How you can easily begin beekeeping at home

By Jeremy Miles

Have you ever wanted to take care of bees, and enjoy your very own fresh honey?

Beekeeping was once reserved only for those that had farms, and were professional beekeepers. Now, everyday people, just like yourself, are beginning to do it in their backyards, suburban areas, and even on rooftops in cities!

This new style of beekeeping is known as ‘Urban Beekeeping’.

Beekeeping can be a fun and rewarding hobby, both emotionally and financially. Many people sell the bi-products of bees for a profit, others just keep products for themselves, and some use them for gifts.

Regardless of your motives for beekeeping, this book will provide you with all the knowledge necessary!

Urban Beekeeping is fast becoming one of America’s biggest hobbies! Get in on the fun beekeeping action with the help of this guide!

You will soon learn about different types of bees, how to get started in beekeeping, what equipment you need, and how to care for bees throughout different seasons.

 

What the Reviewers are Saying

“This book explains the numerous benefits of bee keeping in details, and is a good starting point for anybody who is interested in getting into this activity…” –Bradley Jones

 

“This is a straight to the point resource on urban beekeeping.” –Rusty

 

“This book is written in a crisp, engaging, very informative style. It is is a great reference book with enough info to stay in my kindle-library.” –Marie

Theo and the Forbidden Language (The Forbidden Series Book 1)

By Melanie Ansley

In the isolated rabbit village of Willago, introverted Theo has a secret. Even though reading and writing were long ago outlawed as sorcery, Theo can’t resist the books hidden in the family cupboard. When a mysterious owl arrives with a priceless collar, Theo is the only one to realize it’s a word puzzle, and secretly rearranges the collar’s stones to form a sentence. Learning that Theo has broken the law yet again, the village elders imprison him, threatening him with exile.

In the dead of night he is freed by Brune, an axe-wielding bear who believes Theo has a different destiny. They escape to Mankahar, a land where the human empire is robbing animals of speech using a poison called “pacification.” The empire will march to the furthest corners of the land, enslaving all animals to use on their farms, including the rabbits of Willago. The only thing standing in the empire’s way is the Order, a society of free animals determined to defend their way of life. Brune, a member of the Order, convinces Theo to join him in their fight.

But Brune’s cause proves dangerous. Whom can Theo trust, when the empire punishes those who read or write with death? Worse, his fellow animals view the written word as sacrilegious. As the battle for Mankahar’s fate looms, Theo must risk everything—including love—to learn the full power of the forbidden language, or be silenced forever.

 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

“If you have a middle school aged child or if you enjoy cleverly crafted action stories, pick up “Theo and the Forbidden Language.” today.” –Rabid Readers Reviews

 

“The fantastical world in which he inhabits is original, and vividly presented; beautiful and colorful, and at times abrasive and raw. The otherworldly challenges [Theo] encounters reveal depths of emotions that are extremely heartwarming, but more importantly encompass universal themes that are accessible for readers of all ages; sense of belonging, overcoming demons, courage over adversity etc.” –Senorita_Mooncat

 

“An amazing tale that will have me hounding the author for the release date of the next installment.” –Steve White

 

About the Author

Melanie Ansley was born in Windsor, Ontario, then bundled off to China at the age of 5. Her fascination with mythical talking animals started in Shanghai, where she’d buy Chinese comics like “Journey to the West”. In the 1980s she spent most of her lunch breaks in her Hong Kong primary school’s library, where she developed an insatiable appetite for fantasy and historical fiction. She now splits her time between Beijing and Los Angeles, and has written several produced screenplays. “Theo and the Forbidden Language” is her first novel.
 

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She Shall Have Murder

By Delano Ames

Dagobert Brown’s always got a new hobby. He’s been through Gregorian chant, wildflowers, sixteenth-century French poetry . . . But his latest hobby is murder—or at least, the murder mystery he wants Jane Hamish to write.

No-nonsense, sharp-witted Jane only has one weakness: Dagobert, who exasperates her and intrigues her in equal parts. “Dagobert is my hero,” she says, “but he persistently refuses to act like one.”

Mrs. Robjohn seems like the perfect victim for Jane’s book: a lonely, delusional spinster who haunts the law offices where Jane works, telling everyone who’ll listen that sinister men are following her. When Mrs. Robjohn’s found dead of gas poisoning in her flat, Dagobert won’t believe it’s an accident.

Dragging Jane with him through 1940s London, from pub to nightclub to deserted warehouse district, Dagobert throws himself enthusiastically—if eccentrically—into sleuthdom, determined to track down a real-life killer.

In their easy camaraderie and witty banter, Dagobert and Jane bring to mind Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora, but Jane is every inch Dagobert’s intellectual equal and partner in detection.

A classic Golden Age mystery, She Shall Have Murder, the first in Delano Ames’s Dagobert and Jane Brown series, stands up to the best in its genre today. But its absorbing portrayal of life in London between the wars adds another dimension, highlighted in this annotated Manor Minor Press edition.

 

What the Reviewers are Saying

“Delano Ames’s writing is delightfully wry, and Dagobert and Jane are a lively, smart-talking pair.” –Maine Colonial

 

“Excellent classic mystery. . . . Delightfully wry.” —Read Me Deadly blog

 

It is always a pleasure to read The Rue Morgue Press mysteries. They take us back to another genteel, in many ways more intelligent, time. Delano Ames creates an easy camaraderie between Jane and Dagobert, making for an easy, elegant whodunit.” –Shelley Glodowski, Midwest Book Review