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Book Discovery Day!
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:03:21 PM »
It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Click on a cover and start your own discovery!

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The Catalyst (Targon Tales), by Chris ReherLieutenant Nova Whiteside, on an apparently routine assignment aboard an interstellar transport, finds herself the target of an assassination attempt. Her escape leaves her with no option but to rely on Seth, a former lover, for help.

Unfortunately, she realizes that they are now on opposite sides of an escalating war between the Commonwealth Union of Planets and an increasingly dangerous rebel organization.

In trying to find who is threatening her life, they discover a pl...
Hamaika, by George BergerTim is a softhearted dealer at a science-fiction convention who just wants to make it through the rest of the day without any unnecessary drama or excitement. Trying to avoid a stalker-ish lunatic that wants to buy a magic ring from him, he stumbles across a woman with a hole in her head who is, to his considerable surprise, not quite as dead as he expected.

He impulsively offers his assistance, and thus begins an afternoon he'll never be able to forget. Going shopping with her isn't...
Dog Aliens 1: Raffle's Name, by Cherise Kelley<span>Hi! I'm Clem, the dog on the book cover. I know. It's confusing. The name my humans gave me is Raffle. If you read my story, then you'll find out why they named me that, and how much trouble I got in before they did.

They are my humans. I am their dog, and I love them. Only, I'm not really a dog. All dogs are really aliens from other planets.<br /><br />You call aliens from my planet "big dogs." We call ourselves Kaxians. The little dogs call themselves Niques, but who cares abo...
Kate Gets Bridal Half Season (Episodes 1 - 4), by Ann Marie FoxKate Harrington is the 34 year old owner of Kate Gets Bridal, an upscale wedding planning company in Middleton, NY.

In this first episode of Kate Gets Bridal, Kate starts working closely with Jacob, the best man at her client's wedding. After a disastrous start to the Jack and Jill party, Jacob manages to save the party and score a date with Kate. Kate is looking forward to their first date and the wedding, but despite her status as a first class wedding planner, things don't always ...
Paradise (Girl Friday), by Rachel BlakeParadise is book #1 of Rachel Blake's 'Girl Friday' Series. It is a 50,000 word contemporary romance.

*Warning: contains sexual content*  

A deceitful trick by a coworker slash lover leaves Jayden Clark looking for a new job and vowing to never again engage in a relationship with a workmate. Of course her promise never mentioned a boss.

When Jayden accepts the position of girl Friday for Regent Realty, she knows she is overqualified, but a month in Tahiti, and Nick ...
Cerulean (One Thousand Blues), by Anna Kyss<i>One hundred years ago, people were forced to retreat to the seas...

Chey's ocean home seems lovely on the outside, with its rainbow-hued reefs and soul-tingling Whale-song, but the beauty hides secrets and despair.

One thousand blues can be too many...

Some people cannot live amid them all.

After losing her parents and best friend, Chey would do anything to fight off the apathy that threatens her: swim in a brood of jellies, break her sector's rules, and ev...
Dreams Don't Wait, by EC SheedyDREAMS DON'T WAIT

...will he?

Evan North finally catches a break, free rent on a small cabin in exchange for being a part-time nanny.  She can't believe her luck. Not only will she have a comfortable home for her and her son, Cal, she'll have the chance to save the necessary money for his school fund, and put herself  to within a heartbeat of realizing her own long-held dreams.<br /> <br />Dreams put on hold while she raised her son.

Dreams she wears like armor agai...
The Girl and The Guitar, by R.A. Hobbs(Novelette - 12,900 words) <br /><br />  Helena becomes afraid of her dads guitar case when she discovers that a dark magic protects the guitar within.  Too afraid to tell her parents of a magic she knows they would never believe in, Helena keeps it a secret. But like all secrets, they are eventually revealed, and now Helenas parents must decide whether their daughter is delusional or the magic is real, while somehow not letting that question tear their family apart....
Contamination Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series), by T.W. Piperbrook<div>St. Matthews, Arizona</div><br />The infection starts with Frank, one of the locals at the town bar.  In just a few hours, it has consumed the entire town. <br /><br />Dan Lowery, one of only four police officers in St. Matthews, soon realizes he is no match for the impending destruction.  Violence and bloodshed litter the streets, and the infected roam freely.  No one is safe here--not even his family.  <br /><br />Somewhere, someone knows what is happening, and about the horrors to come.....
Learning to Fly, by Rachel Elizabeth ColeThis collection combines five of Rachel Elizabeth Cole's touching short stories. In "Fallen Leaves," a woman must come to terms with the bad blood between her dead husband's grandmother and herself. In "Listen to the Rain," a young couple going through a rough patch struggles to find happiness. In "Caring For Lily," a young mother wrestles with her decision to return to work. In "For Good or For Bad," a disatisfied wife must decide if she'll risk everything for her ex-boyfriend. In "Is This Seat...
Spell of Blindness, by Lori Tiron-PanditAna Dor envisions a love of mystical dimensions that will save her, solve all mysteries of life, and bring her closer to God and happiness. This love carries in her mind all the weight of a true faith, and Ana is determined to believe it into existence. <br /><br />In time, however, she finds that she has been blinded by this same faith that once had opened her eyes. Unable to find in real life the man from her visions, after many failed relationships, Ana is starting to see that somewhere along...
Elyon's Cipher, by Charmain Z. BrackettA group of armed soldiers isn't the welcoming committee, teen-agers Stephen and Lucy expect to find when they arrive in this sleepy little town. A virus has caused the town to be under quarantine. Stephen knows this is no ordinary illness; it's the nefarious work of his enemy from another realm. But why here' Stephen must rely on Elyon's Cipher to unlock the clues and stop his enemy before it's too late....
Standing Guard, by VH FollandFlying home from their display seems a perfect time for Jim to train his wife on radio procedures. An SOS on a non-aviation channel was the last thing he expected to hear. The laws of sea and air are clear: the person who receives a distress call is bound to assist. <br /><br />Even if they are in a very old aircraft, over a very large ocean, looking for a very small boat.<br /><br />Standing Guard is a short story, set the season after Fire Season....
Adderwald (The Anagenesis Series), by Marita FowlerHunters defend it.<br />Politicians abuse it.<br />Zombies attack it.<br />The Adderwald....
Dead Dreams (A Dakota Mystery), by M.K. CokerDreams can inspire, crushand even kill.<br /><br />For Sheriff Karen Mehaffey, going for the starsthe sheriffs starswasnt turning out to be a dream come true. Flood waters are rising along with the thermometer, and the last thing she needs is a homicide. Detective Marek Okerlund, on the other hand, welcomes any distraction from the anniversary of his wifes death and from his mother-in-laws unannounced visit.  <br /><br />When Karen calls back her old classmate Adam Van Eck t...
Iguana Diplomacy, by Harrison BoothIguana Diplomacy; a tale of monsters, solicitors and petrol.<br /><br />Port Dragnets days are numbered.  Thanks to an industrial accident and persistent attacks from the local basilisk population the whole town will soon be nothing but rubble.<br /><br />Hours before the destruction, the last band of refugees set out down a desolate mountain highway to reach the nearest city; but it turns out things far worse are lying in wait for them.  Far worse than toxic smog or lizards able to turn thei...
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Re: Friday... Book Discovery Day!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 05:28:59 PM »
It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Click on a cover and start your own discovery!



My Lonely Heart (Twelve Months of Romance - February, by Margaret LakeMy Lonely Heart - A Short Story  Its Valentines Day and Holly is alone again. Darren is away on business as usual and Holly doesnt know how shes going to get through the day. But with some sage advice from the rehab centers favorite patient, 85 year-old Mary, Holly just might find a way to save her marriage....
Die Portal-Chroniken - Portal: Band 1 (German Edition), by Imogen RoseKomm und finde mich vor zwei Jahren  Sechs Worte, die den Eishockey spielenden Wildfang Arizona in eine alternative Dimension geschleudert haben.  Pltzlich lebt sie das Leben einer umschwrmten Cheerleaderin. Sie wird aus dem glcklichen Leben mit ihrem Vater gerissen und in ein neues, fremdes Leben mit ihrer verhassten Mutter gestoen.  Alle kennen sie als Arizona Darley, aber die ist sie nicht. Sie ist Arizona Stevens.  Whrend sie versucht, Ant...
Reprobate - A Katla Novel (Amsterdam Assassin Series), by Martyn V. HalmAssassin Katla breaks her own rules when confronted with an unusual witness...  Blessed with an almost non-existent conscience, Katla Sieltjes, expert in disguising homicide, views assassination as an intricate and rewarding occupation. Hidden behind her male alter ego Loki, Katla receives anonymous assignments, negotiates the terms with clients through electronic means, all to protect her identity. Her solitary existence satisfies her until she meets a blind musician whose fail...
Thanksgiving, 1942 (The Coleman Family Saga), by Alan SimonTake a trip back in time to spend the first Thanksgiving of World War II with the Coleman family and the return home to Pittsburgh of the two older sons-Jonathan and Joseph-for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training...and what all family members expect will be their last Thanksgiving at home for a long while. Charlene Coleman, now seventeen years old, has secret dreams of fame after being told by none other than the star of Broadway's Pal Joey-Pittsburgh ...
Euthanasia, by Mack MullunceyShe lies on the cold, metal table--clad in a loose, white paper dress--waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.  When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must...
Phoning It In, by Nicole CiacchellaMelinda can summarize her life in a few words: dead-end job, nonexistent love life, and a contentious relationship with her older sisternot exactly the rosy picture she had of life at 25.  When Benoit enters the picture, she falls hard.  Gorgeous, funny, and smart, hes everything shes ever wanted in a man and more, but she cant fathom that he could possibly want a plus-sized girl like her.    Tired of going through the motions, Melinda tries to find the courage to...
Mom Con, by K. MorrisMeet Anita Henry, a hard-working, single mom trying to launch her own business after losing her job. The only problem is a nasty lawsuit charging her with stealing secrets from her ex-employer.   Corporate espionage' Please. Her single greatest offense was a fashion felony. But when a shady court ruling forces Anita to cease and desist, shes determined to set things right.   Her plan involves launching the hippest night spot in town, but can she work her scheme while juggl...
Theft at the Speed of Light, by Michael GallowayIn a matter of minutes, thousands of checking accounts across America go empty. Caught up in the theft is Alex Poole, a software engineer who works on house arrest and prisoner tracking systems. As a result, he switches his account to Aspirizon Bank--an institution well known for its friendly tellers, futuristic branches, and the ever-popular "Liberty Card".  But when he finds the bank is run by a notorious ex-coworker and strange visitors start arriving at his door, he realizes the ba...
From Earth to Mars and Beyond, by Ruth NestvoldFrom Earth to Mars and Beyond is a collection of eight previously published science fiction stories by award-winning author Ruth Nestvold. But reader be warned: The stories in this collection do not depict an ideal future world. Most of these stories do not end happily, and many of them are on the bleak side. Main characters die. If you only like happy endings, this is not the book for you.  On the positive side, "Mars: A Traveler's Guide," was nominated for a Nebula Award. "Troy and t...
The Village of Lost Souls, by Sam KatesJohn Andrews is five years old when he watches his brother fight the fearsome Mahoneys on a patch of wasteground in Newcastle in pre-war England. It is a battle that will reverberate down the years. He is nine when World War II arrives and tears his family apart. He is seventeen when his mother flees the North-east and her despair. He accompanies her to the other end of England, to Cornwall. To the village.   It is in the village that John meets his first love, but joy is overshadowed ...
Last Chance Jack - A Fantasy Short Story, by Cate Dean A Fantasy Short Story - approximately 37 pages  Jack is a guardian angel. A guardian angel who has failed every single assignment. For the past hundred years. ?  Now he has been given his final assignment, and he has one last chance. One chance to prove himself, one chance to change his fate.  But there is a catch: the assignment can't see him, unless he can find a way to break through, a way to touch her. Only then can he even begin to help her. <...
The Encounter (Boreal and John Grey), by Chrystalla ThomaThis is Episode One in the serial "Boreal and John Grey". It is novella-length - about 60 pages.  Episode Two "The Gate" out now.  Centuries ago, they tried to invade us and failed. Now the elves are back.  Paranormal Bureau Agent Ella Jones knows her job: fight the Shades living between worlds and keep everyone safe. But then her partner goes missing, a mysterious guy saves her life, and increasingly dangerous creatures slip into her city. After centuries of peace, the ...
Fierce Creatures (Away From Whipplethorn Book Two), by A.W. HartoinAnother day. Another disaster. After surviving a kidnapping and battling with spriggans, Matilda Whipplethorn finds her life in a suburban human house pretty boring. Shes been excluded from school because of her fire-making abilities and her former friends are afraid of her. Salvation comes in the form of a life-threatening illness. Her tutor, Miss Penrose, needs a medication and theres only one place to get it, the spriggans. Matilda heads back to the antique mall to save Miss Penros...
Petectives, by Robert J. SmithPECTECTIVES It's almost Halloween and freewheeling feline private eye Gatsby and his cerebral mentor Yoshi have decided to help a pretty young cat find her missing brother. What starts as a routine missing pet investigation soon pits them against both a gang of vicious criminal pit bulls as well as the neighborhood dog police, who are looking into rumors of dogfights. While Gatsby's up to his whiskers in danger and romance, Yoshi's putting together the pieces of a puzzle that could r...
The Walk: A Short Story, by Lee ReedyOne thousand and one. A phrase that meant someone had to take the walk. A phrase that hadn't been muttered in a generation. As far as Herbert Rainey was concerned, that was a blessing in more ways than one.  But the birth of his great-grandchild had people in the compound muttering one thousand and one. And that meant that it was time for Herbert to take the walk.  And no one returns from the walk....
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Re: Friday... Book Discovery Day!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 10:17:03 PM »
It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Click on a cover and start your own discovery!

Strange Worlds, by Paul ClaytonIn the future, the love of a young mans life is dying. He would do almost anything to keep her aliveexcept that! In Dog Man, it turns out that Oscar the tomcat was just misunderstood with deadly consequences A love sick young man attempts to tap the power of an ancient religion to secure the affections of a girl on their class trip to Christland The dead come briefly back to life every year when the astral dimensions align in Day, or Two, of The Dead. A cynical young player...
Blood, Smoke and Ashes, by Bradley ConvissarIn the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time.   It was also the last time.   Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.  Everything after that went horribly wrong.  Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a differen...
Stealer of Horses (High Country #3), by Loretta Jackson The famous Carlo painting Stealer of Horses sells for cash in a small Wyoming town and gallery owner Sheldon Spence gives the $200,000 to his wife, who walks over to the bank to make the depositand never returns.   A witness claims to have seen a frightened-looking Susan Spence in a battered old Chevy, speeding out of town. And each succeeding clue reveals a different angle on her disappearance. Sheriff Jeff McQuede begins to wonder if this is more than a simple case of kidna...
Black Forest (Arthur Murray Thrillers), by David ThayerIn post war Europe Arthur Murray hunted Nazis. In post war America Arthur is home from the war, working as an insurance investigator in Manhattan. Its the era of the space program and rockets that will one day carry us to the moon.  The scientists working on the Redstone project include Germans who worked on the V2 program at places like Peenemunde; one of them is targeted for abduction by the Israelis and Arthur finds himself caught between opposing forces. For him its a journey back in t...
Katya And Cyrus Time Pilgrims, by Dennis HigginsWhen the Callahans found Katya they soon discovered that she was the most powerful Time Pilgrim theyd ever employed at their time research facility, National. However, they soon discover shes plagued with a condition known as temporal amnesia. She cant remember what year shes from and is trying to locate her roots. Because of Katyas time displacement, shes not matured physically beyond the age of twenty, although shes much older. She becomes a sponge in every time period she...
Starbleached, by Chelsea GaitherAdrienne had one job when she came to Holton Station: Develop a drug that will take humans off the Overseer menu. After working triage in Earths biggest space-port, this marathon of long nights, hot coffee (and even hotter research assistants) is a breezeuntil shes stranded on a hostile planet with an Overseer renegade. Now she has a one hell of a choice: destroy her research, or die as a monsters midnight snack. Well, shell be defiant to the last; all else fails, at least shel...
Resumes that Win..They have Very Powerful Opening Lines - How to Use Personal Branding to Ace Job Hunting, Job Search, Interviews & Career Change. (Six Second Personal Branding), by Nara Kaveripatnam Reading Resumes that Win. They have Very Powerful Opening Lines and doing its simple exercise will turbocharge your career.   This book simply shows you how to write a Resume opening statement using a powerful positioning technique that will help you ace your job hunting & interview. There is no jazz, no fluff This 6,000-word book is about writing an Effective opening line in your Resume. It deals with personal branding. The Positioning techniques I discuss here...
A Simple Nuts and Bolts Guide to Yogic Meditation and Relaxation, by Arwen JayneA short and simple do-it-yourself straightforward experiential guide to yogic meditation and relaxation for straightforward people.  It's for those who want to practise meditation for its benefits without having to join a religion or attending expensive retreats and without having to learn a heap of Sanskrit words or obscure terms. Terms that are given are fully explained and are provided for those wishing to research topics further....
The Prisoner and the Sun (The Complete Trilogy), by Brad Magnarella"Who hasn't wanted to peek behind the curtain to find the truth' This story invokes that sense better than any I've read in ages." - H. Widner "Beautifully written, thoughtfully constructed, with an endearing central character... A must-read for any Tolkien or Terry Brooks fan!" - E. Gyll "4.5 of 5 stars... one of the best books I've read this year." - T. Fonseca, author of The Time Cavern An epic fantasy and...
CHAUSIKU (THE GATHERING STORM), by Pamela E. CashChassie Moreau woke up the morning of her 16th birthday believing that she would celebrate the day with her best friend John as a normal teenager but she was dead wrong.  Instead, Chassie found out that she and John were far from being normal and that she was now in extreme danger.    Chassies real name was Chausiku Aminia Sakombi Moreau and she was a descendent of the Sakombi clan of the Azande tribe in Africa, one of the six secret clans in the world with supernatural abilities.  ...
Darke: The Devil, The Magician and The Fool, by Julie MorriganWorld-renowned illusionist Thaddeus Darke is up against the clock: he has just three months to deliver a soul to settle the debt he owes Old Harry the Devil himself. Not just any soul, either: it has to be the soul of someone who owes him a debt from the past. And if Thaddeus fails to deliver, the soul of his eight-year-old niece will be taken instead.  When Joe Foxs life is turned upside-down, forcing him to return to the UK, hes keen to catch up with his old school friend T...
How Ninja Brush Their Teeth, by R.A. Hobbs(Novelette) What does a ninja do when he loses his job as an esteemed operative in a secretive ninja clan and finds himself faced with the dreadful monotony of a nine-to-five job'  He picks fights with bikers, tries to stay one step ahead of a beautiful but relentless enemy, and adopts a stray cat....
Murderous Relations, by Anna DrakeLife turns difficult when Jessica Chase struggles over Christmas break to recover from a lost love and the murder of her beloved aunt. The detectives investigating her aunt's death think Jessica could have been the killer. Her aunt's best friend believes she and Jessica can solve the crime.   But Jessica's efforts to track a killer also bring her face to face with her faith -- or lack of it -- in love and men and family relationships. ...
The Fourth Crusade, by Mark ButlerThe year is 1202 and the Catholic Church rules the hearts and minds of all Europeans. The leader of the Church, Pope Innocent III, issues a summons to every able bodied man and boy: Take up arms and reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. The un-civilized world has been called to wage holy war.        In the streets of Barcelona, Spain, Rayjo de Merafiza is celebrated as a hero of the Third Crusade. His name is known throughout the land. But the peaceful life has never been Rayjo's purpose, and...
Someone Like You (Blue Club Books), by Robin HartSomeone Like You - 50,800 words  Nicole never thought she'd be paying for dates, but desperate times call for desperate measures.  Her heart needs a break and she figures Club Blue is the answer, with its sexy men that can't break her heart because she's paying them.  Seems perfect, until one of the escorts is oddly familiar...  Sean isn't ready to give up on Nicole.  He's loved her for more than a decade, and he's tired of being the long distance best friend on the sidelines...
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Re: Friday... Book Discovery Day!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 04:41:31 PM »
It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Click on a cover and start your own discovery!

Artificial Absolutes, by Mary FanJane Colt is just another recent college grad working as an Interstellar Confederation office droneuntil the day she witnesses her best friend, Adam, kidnapped by a mysterious criminal. An extensive cover-up thwarts her efforts to report the crime, shaking her trust in the authorities. Only her older brother, Devin, believes her account.  Devin hopes to leave behind his violent past and find peace in a marriage to the woman he loves. That hope shatters when he discovers a shocking s...
Euthanasia, by Mack MullunceyShe lies on the cold, metal table--clad in a loose, white paper dress--waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.  When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must...
Visits, by John PhelpsTony Lansing has just killed a young woman.  Hed never killed anyone before even though hed met plenty of people who deserved it.  He just never had the nerve.  For sixty years, it had always been easier to turn the other cheek; to turn tail and run.  But not anymore.  Now he knows he can stand up for himself.  He doesn't need to take everything that life dishes out.    He can push back.    He can get even.  And getting even f...
The Last Day on Earth, by R.M. Allinson"A pre-post-apocalyptic joy ride thriller philosophy jam"  Sometimes Lucy Black wished the governments had never admitted the asteroid was coming, and that everything they'd used to attempt to steer it off course had failed. Hadn't admitted it would be catastrophic, and that it wasn't just going to burn up in the atmosphere. Hadn't confirmed it was bigger than the one that had wiped out the dinosaurs and that they were probably all going to die.  That was two months ag...
Life Shift, by Michelle SleeWhat do you do when a parallel universe calls'  Christine thought she was happy. She had wonderful friends and family, and was married to a loving husband. What was there not to be happy about'  Of course life wasn't perfect. But what life is' Certainly there were things missing from her life and decisions that she regretted. But that's true of everyone, she told herself. So yes Christine thought she was happy. And maybe she was.  But one evening everything changes for Christ...
A Gathering of Shades, by David Stahler Jr.Between the worlds of life and death...  Sixteen-year-old Aidan's grandmother has a secret recipe. She feeds ghost. Her nightly ritual keeps the local lost souls lingering, caught between life and death. When Aidan stumbles upon this knowledge in the wake of his own father's death, the revelation shakes him to the core. Grief-stricken, he is dangerously drawn into the strange and wondrous world of the deadand away from the living people who love him.  Set in the Northeast ...
Bloodfire (Blood Destiny 1), by Helen HarperMackenzie Smith has always known that she was different.  Growing up as the only human in a pack of rural shapeshifters will do that to you, but then couple it with some mean fighting skills and a fiery temper and you end up with a woman that few will dare to cross.  However, when the only father figure in her life is brutally murdered, and the dangerous Brethren with their predatory Lord Alpha come to investigate, Mack has to not only ensure the physical safety of her adopted family by hiding h...
Tears of the Goddess (The Goddess Series #1 of 2 (Romance Short Story)), by R.M. PrioleauCelestra, Goddess of Beauty, aspires to leave her home of Siyr, the god-realm, to travel the cosmos and create a new world of her own. But her dreams cannot be fulfilled unless she is one of the seven chosen to undergo a trial put forth by the Genesis Spirita trial in which she alone must nourish a Genesis Seed with tears from her heart.  Tydus, God of Chaos, is renowned and adored by many in Siyr, but his heart has always yearned for only oneCelestra. Unlike most Siyran goddesse...
Enflamed (The Pyromancer Trilogy), by R.M. PrioleauKaijin Sora is a young man with a troubled past. A few months after disaster befalls his home, Kaijin sets out on a journey to learn about himself and his purpose.  As Kaijin is guided closer to his destiny, he discovers new secrets and makes some unlikely friends, while unaware that he already had the most powerful ally in his possession.  When trouble finds his friends and allies, Kaijin's fiery passion ignites within him. But even the brightest flame cannot illuminate the ...
Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill), by S. P. CervantesTwin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence. Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mothers kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives....
Mythical, The Series (Omnibus #1), by C.E. Martin(A collection of the first three books in the Mythical series that pits supersoldiers against the supernatural.)  They have been living among us for millenia, hiding in the shadows. Some believe in them, some do not, but when the mythical become a threat, the U.S. military sends in their own supersoldiers to defend against the supernatural.  After millenia trapped in separate tombs, two shapeshifting giants are set free in the modern world. Able to take the form, the memories...
Callis Rose, by Mark TufoCallis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands, its really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person, both happen to reside at the...
The Music Mage (The Ravanmark Saga), by Sandra MillerArt is power, Music is magic, And no one is what they seem.  When powerful and charismatic painter Lord Malrec brings newly-unemployed music teacher Alannys Gale to Ravanmark, it seems to be the answer to her prayers.  ?She's had all she can stand of the power plays and politics at the middle school where she used to work. But Lord Malrec has plans for her...plans that may not be as noble as they appear. The more she sees of Ravanmark, ...
(Her Secret) Pirate (Crossfire), by Gennita LowSHORT SEAL Adventure (Short story from anthology. NOT A FULL NOVEL. Part of Crossfire SEAL series)  Rebecca Powers, aid to her ambassador father, was on board a food aid ship to promote the new international treaty when pirates struck. Under attack, she and her father are separated, hiding from the pirates.  "Zone" Zodenko's navy SEAL team is tasked to board the ship, take out the pirates, and get to the ambassador and his daughter before they are taken hostage. Zone had prev...
A Fit for the Kings, by P. A. Milko<span>Mary Poppins does not live here. The only magic is in the markers. It is though, a nanny's story; one not for the faint of heart.  A keen, detailed glimpse into the world of the Modern Day Nanny. [Circa 2012]  "Comes at you in fast succession ?from five distinct voices." ?  Relatable & poignant from all sides. ?Whose will you be on' ?You'll ?be surprised!  P.A. Milko's debut novel A Fit for the Kings is a realis...
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Endpoint, by Rejean GiguereIn 1989 a KGB interrogator thought he discovered a message imbedded in a victims migraine headache. In 2012 Alexi Tambov is snatching people off the streets of New York City, still trying to extract answers that will lead him to the message.  When Gary and Chantal are mugged coming out of a support group meeting, they brush it off as life in the city. When a second mugging turns into a full-fledged kidnapping they are dragged into Alexis web.  Help arrives unexpec...
As Far as Blood Goes, by Rochelle Hollander SchwabMichaels white master is also his father, but his master dont care nothin 'bout that, Michael knows, making up his mind to run up North. Reaching a free state at last, he achieves the near impossible becoming a physician. But the Passage of the Fugitive Slave Law brings slave-catchers hunting him down. Can he escape slavery a second time this time with his white half-brothers help' The riveting prequel to A Different Sin....
Cliff Diver (An Emilia Cruz Novel), by Carmen AmatoWhen Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first and only female police detective, dives into the investigation of a dirty cop's death, she might just hit the rocks instead of the water. ?With hot nights on the beach and suspense straight out of the headlines, CLIFF DIVER and the Emilia Cruz mystery series go inside Mexico's drug war with a fearless style and a woman who'll be hard to forget.   THE DEATH OF A DIRTY COP Forced to lead the murder investigation into the death of ?...
After The Fires Went Out: Coyote (Book One of the Post-Apocalyptic Series), by Regan Wolfrom                  First came the comet. Then came the fires. Now we fight to save what's left.  Baptiste, stranded 500 miles from his wife and daughter, at the northern edge of civilization, has made a vow to protect a teenage girl from the chaos that surrounds them. But as food and fuel runs out, and even friends prove they can't be trusted, Baptiste realizes that this promise won't be easy to keep....
Fontaine and the Dreamtellers, by Hudson OwenAn adventurer arrives on Conus as a prisoner, to toil in the pit, rows and rows of keyworkers with potty seats and gerbil tubes.  Their job is to convert the dreams of the Wicks, an ancient race of dreamtellers, into code for brain patches. The computerized Topsiders, who forced the Wicks to live underground,  have lost the capacity to dream and rely on the patches to function.  The head of the corporation that runs Conus vows to eliminate the Wicks and rely on computer-manufactured dr...
March Madness (Twelve Months of Romance - March), by Margaret LakeMarch Madness - a novelette  Its St. Patricks Day, the one day of the year when everyone wants to be Irish. Even Angie Sorelli. But what Angie really wants is to meet her new neighbor, red-haired Irishman Brian OMalley. Too bad Brians best friend, darkly handsome Tommy Roventi, sees Angie first....
Freedom Road, by T.M. Souders**FINALIST, USA Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2012**  A fathers selfish demands, broken booze bottles, and falling-down mothers are everyday fixtures in eighteen-year-old Samantha Beckers life. Armed with her guitar and music to keep her comfort in a volatile world, Sams one dream to study classical guitar at Juilliard may very well be her salvation. But when her fathers careless actions lead to an accident, Sams ability to play the guitar dies along with her d...
A Monster's Game, by Maud MullerCrime r<span>eporter Alamanda Tyler is in Detroit to write human-interest story about a six year old girl killed in a drive by shooting. When a wealthy white woman is beaten to death on a suburban street, Tyler's boss orders her to </span><span>"drop the piece on the black kid" to cover the story. A few days later, the body of a Boston financier is discovered in Detroit's Greektown district. Identical MO's and the absence of evidence linking the victims fuel speculation that a serial killer is o...
Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery, by P.J. MorseA musicians gotta eat, which is why rock guitarist Clancy Parker takes on side gigs as a private eye. When she gets a new case involving a stolen necklace, Clancy's thrilled at the prospect of easy money.  The job turns out to be anything but. Soon enough, Clancy must dodge threats from disgruntled secretaries, unhinged society matrons and rampaging ice cream trucks. The only person who can provide answers about the necklace is her clients sexy psychiatrist, but Clancys buddin...
Top 10 Email Scams (Internet Scams Revealed), by Kathleen McMahonOnline fraud and email scams are on the rise - arm yourself with knowledge *before* you become the next scam victim.  TOP 10 EMAIL SCAMS, Volume 1 in the Internet Scams Revealed series, is a practical easily understood guide for how to recognize and avoid the most popular Internet email scams. Written with the non-technical person in mind, this book will explain how scams work, red flag clues for recognizing a scam before you become a victim, and actual real-world email examples of the...
Connections (Jack Contino Crime Stories), by Steven P. MariniSome people seek out connections. Jack Contino does it for a living. A cop knows how to link people and events. Maria Falcone connects people and places: the city of Boston, a rural New Hampshire college town, a Boston hit man, a college professor . . .  Jack Contino is a veteran cop with the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department. He often works with the FBI; a gangland massacre puts him in pursuit of a killer, but the trail takes an unexpected turn.  Maria conne...
A Pledge of Silence, by Flora J. SolomonIn January of 1941, Margie Bauer is called to active duty in the Army Nurse Corps of the United States Army Reserves, and her mother sadly laments, Youre a capable girl, but the worlds a dangerous place. Despite her mothers concerns, Margie is delighted when she learns her assignment is to Sternberg Hospital in Manila, Philippinesthe Pearl of the Orient. She falls in love with the beauty of the island, and the carefree lifestyle of bridge games, tennis dates, pool parties, and ...
Elusive (On The Run), by Sara RosettIf you enjoy Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss series or Romancing the Stone, Elusive has the same mix of mystery, international travel, and light romance.   Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, shes built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black.  But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zo...
Possessing the Grimstone, by John Grover A mage finds his magic, a leader finds her strength, a hero finds his courage.    A storm is coming. The sky darkens. Wind howls. Thunder rocks the land. The world of Athora is in grave danger.   An unknown enemy rises in the uncharted lands of the east, emerging from the mists of the Fifling sea. Armed with a powerful magical artifact thought lost over a thousand years ago, theyre destroying everything in their path. Yet hope remains, for this unstoppable evil only posses...
One Husband Too Many, by Jacqueline DiamondMagic sends her back through timeto the wrong man.   On the verge of a divorce, Jana Edwards wishes she could go back six years, before she met the rogue she impulsively married, and respond to the online profile of a farmer who sounded like an ideal husband and father. To her astonishment, her heirloom pendant grants her wish...but the "perfect" man turns out to be the same rogue, using another name and involved in a shady project.  Jana knows Drake Edwardsintimately?...
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It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

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Heaven Sent (The Heaven Sent Series, Book 1), by Leigh GraysonAngela Talbott is dead.  And she just realized that heaven isnt eternal bliss and golden halos and discussions about cream cheeseits work.  Hard work.  Angela has been dead for three days, and shes already been given a jobsolving her own murder, which is turning out to be tougher than she ever would have thought.  Being dead makes her invisible to the living, but it sure doesnt make her Sherlock Holmes.  And the suspects are piling upher boyfriend, her anal-retentive co-work...
A Fall of Silver (The Redemption Series), by Amy Corwin                  Their secrets are about to catch up with them.  Allison "Quicksilver" Bankes has a simple philosophy: the only good vampire is a dead vampire. After a brutal encounter with the undead, Quicksilver wants revenge and she's about to kill a vampire to save a young woman's life when Kethan Hilliard confronts her. Kethan promises peace for both vampires and humans in exchange for an end to the slaughter, but Quicksilver knows that's not going to happen. <...
The Devil's Keep, by C.A. DeytonSara had no idea her life was anything more than mundane.  Following the tragic death of her mother, she found herself just going through the motions, pretending life was worth living.  That was until she met Michael Bartlett.  Once she discovers her distant past is colliding with her present, life takes a jolting turn.  Suddenly, Sara discovers she is part of a destiny she never knew.  One which puts her in the center of a century old conflict between a clan of vampires and a cruel, unrelenting...
The Assigned, by A. D. Smith IIII am A. D. Smith, an auth--sorry, but I cannot disclose this information.  I've taken a major chance in just revealing my name.  They may be watching.  They could be anywhere, even as you read this.  But I must tell the story as it was told to me.  Would you believe...  There are those among us who are not as they appear.  Demons walk this earth as mortal men.  They are persuading many to join their uprising.  The Persuaded have infiltrated every sector of society.  Doctors, lawyers, p...
Humorous Lines and Clever Interjections for Contemporary Flirting, by UpwardAfter so many years of social interaction you have common sayings you gravitate to quite often. You have your "can't argue with that" line. Your "you need to get out more" line. Your "I call it like I see it" line. You find no reason in brushing up on your humor when "that's what she said" interjections win over social circles just fine. Performing a stand-up routine is not something on your list of things to try this year and you are kind of past the "I'm going to be overly outgoing" shtick, ye...
Memoir of a Gothic Girl, by Scott PixelloFor 13-year-old Celine Smith, saying what she thinks at school and at home only seems to land her in trouble, so instead she starts a diary. But this wont just be any old diary. For Celine transforms herself into Severina Smith and join the ranks of the undead. She travels to the dark side, learning how to dress and dance as a member of an underground youth movement but stays overground so people can still see her. This will be the memoir of a Goth. If only she knew what that was. This is the...
Murder in Death's Door County (An Annie Malone Cozy Mystery), by Elizabeth RoseNew Release for Cozy Mystery Fans! A Murder Mystery set in Door County!  Similar to authors Janet Evanovich, Joanne Fluke, and Stephanie Bond...  Everyone has had been stuck in a job they can't stand, right' In this cozy mystery, free-spirited Annie Malone needs to ditch her dull, drab job, but doesn't know how. She is in a rut. She needs a change, and fast. Thrown a lifeline from her moonlighting job as a ghostwriter, she packs her suitcase and heads up to idyl...
HOME TO ROOST, by C. A. HOCKINGAustralian Prime Minister Marian Hardwick has achieved everything she ever wanted to become the most powerful woman in the country. She is admired by some, but seen as ruthless, calculating and manipulative by others.  Only two men really know her her husband and her brother but one loves her and the other hates her. When one threatens to destroy her by revealing a secret buried deep in her past, the other can save her, but first he must break her completely. Marians life sp...
Unburying Hope, by Mary WallaceCinematic foray from the 'ruin porn' of Detroit to the warming of a young woman's love life in Hawaii.  In the broken Detroit economy that echoes her own childhood traumas, a young woman falls in love with a wounded Iraq War veteran fighting his hidden addictions.  When she finds the courage to follow her dreams to Hawaii, the possibility of healing comes with the arrival of the vets recently discovered daughter....
Outmaneuvered, by J. L. HammerA missing influential CEOa handsome, ambitious FBI agentand a smart-mouthed blonde bombshellin the end, who will be outmaneuvered'  To FBI Special Agent Cruz Romero the assignment seems cut and dry: shadow Amanda Price, the estranged daughter of a missing high-powered CEO, and find evidence linking her to his disappearance. The last thing Romero expects while on surveillance is for her to strut right up to him, insisting they've met before. Once he gets a good look at this fam...
The Nameless Dwarf, by D.P. PriorBox set -- All 5 books of the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf in one.  "Fantasy Adventure Book of the Year for 2012". It is THAT good!" - R. Nicholson (Amazon top 1000 reviewer)  Red to the elbows with the blood of his people, the Nameless Dwarfs only desire is to save the ones who got away.   The dwarves have gone!  Thousands have been slaughtered in the blood-drenched streets of their ravine city by one of their own wielding a demonic axe. ...
Bring Home The Butterflies Vol. I: How to Attract More Monarchs to your Butterfly Garden...and Keep them there!, by Tony GomezEven though monarch butterflies are more common than most others, they are rarely seen in many of our butterfly gardens. But what if you could have hundreds of monarchs fluttering through your yard each summer'... or even dozens at once' Then imagine these magical monarch butterflies staying around for hours on end entertaining you with a spectacular aerial display. If this sounds like a dream, it is! But it's a dream that can happen if you're willing to try some new strategies in your gar...
Angel Of The City, by R.J. LeahyA vision of a dystopian future, as seen through the eyes of a brain damaged ex-policeman.  The last city on Earth is an overcrowded, festering metropolis of segregated quarters and ancient, ethnic hatreds. It is a city on the edge of starvation, slowly succumbing to the creeping death that has choked off the rest of the world.   When the leader of a nascent resistance movement is captured by the government, a nameless, brain-damaged thief is hired to rescue her. It's a suicid...
Fat Chance, by R.J. LeahySean McDermott is a private detective in New York City, it says so right on his business card.   It's an ok job, but it isn't as exciting as most people think, and that's fine by him.  He makes it a rule not to get involved in active police cases or in any case where people are likely to get hurtespecially him.  So why does the mob suddenly want him dead'  Sure its all a mistake, but dead from a mistake is still dead.      Taking advice from his friend, The Juke, he starts on a c...
Flying Lessons, by H. Lovelyn BettisonHenry and his daughter, Chandra, are stuck. Haunted by the past, they sleepwalk through life until unexpected relationships shake up their perceptions of reality. Henrys new friendship with a neighbor blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, and Chandra starts to see possibilities shes never noticed before....
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Pas De Death (The Dani Spevak Mystery Series), by Amanda BriceBook 3 of the Dani Spevak Mystery Series!  pas de deux: (NOUN: pl. pas de deux) 1. A dance for two, especially a dance in ballet consisting of an entre and adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda. 2. A close relationship between two people or things, as during an activity.  pas de death (NOUN: yeah ... totally made up) 1. A dance of death. 2. When Dani Spevak stumbles over a dead body and gets into another crazy situation.  Aspiring bal...
Social Media Scams: Protect Yourself on Facebook, Twitter, eBay & More (Volume 2), by Kathleen McMahonOnline fraud and social media scams are on the rise - arm yourself with knowledge *before* you become the next scam victim.  Volume 1 covers the Top 10 Email Scams (978-1938831003), this book - Volume 2, takes understanding scams to the next frontier beyond email: social media.  SOCIAL MEDIA SCAMS, Volume 2 in the Internet Scams Revealed series, is a practical easily understood guide for how to recognize and avoid the most popular scam on social media sites like Facebook, Twi...
Heir Untamed (Royals Book 1), by Danielle BourdonDesperate for work to avoid eviction from her Seattle apartment, photographer Chey Sinclair accepts a rare opportunity to travel abroad and photograph Latvala Royalty. Encountering the Royals for the first time, Chey experiences an instant attraction to Mattias, second in line to the throne. He's charming, confidentand taken.  During a horseback ride to clear her head, Chey finds herself in a scuffle with Sander Fisk, head of security. Rugged, determined and sharp tongued, Sander is...
Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One), by Marilyn AlmodovarTime has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.    As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxters help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.    To acquire the power she needs to free him, shell become...
Shadow on the Rose, by Laura Jane LeighMarion is thrilled when she and her husband, James, buy a lovely, old mansion with a rose garden. After they move in, however, she falls ill and must stay at home to rest. Alone and depressed, she begins to have strange dreams which seem to take her back into the past. Although James is skeptical, Marion believes that when she sleeps, she is leading the life of a young Victorian woman, Mariana.  Mariana used to visit the house as a guest of her friend Rosamund, whose mother is thought to ha...
Not for Glory, a Historical Novel of Scotland (The Black Douglas Trilogy), by J. R. Tomlin(THE BLACK DOUGLAS TRILOGY: Book III)   James, Lord of Douglas, known to his foes as the Black Douglas, leads a flank of the Scottish army in crushing a vast invading English ?force at the waters of the Bannockburn. Fresh from battle, James revels in honors heaped on him by the Scots and in the hatred of the enemy. When King Robert the Bruce orders him to push their advantage and force the English to the peace table, they both know the only way ?James can do so is b...
Everybody thinks this is nowhere, by Jeff ShephardJeff is a man with problems. He's a doctor who's addicted to pain killers ( that's a problem), and because of  gambling debts (another problem), he's decided the best place for him might be somewhere far far away, preferably on another continent. And because of this he finds himself in a country at war with itself, ruled by militias, and with plenty of problems of its own. Where even one bad decision can get you killed.  Welcome to Nowhere....
Agents of Reason, by John IssittJeremiah was a London radical. He and his associates gave themselves to the cause - a cause that was always dangerous and compromised. This is his story. Whilst his efforts received no dividend in his lifetime today we are in his debt -we enjoy the freedoms for which he risked his life.     When the Bastille fell in 1789 English radicals like Jeremiah saw the promise of freedom but by early 1793 the French Revolution had turned into madness as Robespierre and the guillotine p...
Dogs and Love - Stories of Fidelity, by Ferris RobinsonThese sixteen true stories about dogs will delight dog people, and may even please those rare humans who don't own pets. Each short story is about a dog, love and the special bond that can form between dogs and people. Love stories for all ages, almost any of these short stories could be a bedtime story for children, although they run the emotional gamut from absurdity to poignancy. The language is clean, and although the loss of a pet is always sad, the idea of dressing a chihuahua in a red cor...
Dying For You (#6 in Rafferty & Llewellyn Procedurals), by Geraldine EvansDYING FOR YOU #6 of 15-strong procedural series  Fancy some light relief after yet another serial killer book about blood, guts and the unspeakable doings of the latest sadist' Then DYING FOR YOU, Geraldine Evans' 6th novel in her Rafferty & Llewellyn Procedural series, should do it.  'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.' KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW  Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty manages to become chief s...
A Knight's Guide To Spiritual Warfare, by L. M. RothSpiritual warfare is on the increase in Christian circles. Unfortunately, there have been casualties due to ignorance in how to wage war successfully. Let's take a fun and informative look back at a time when striving for excellence in character was the norm, and all was done for the glory of God. As we examine the Age of Chivalry, the game of chess, and historical battles that changed nations, we will learn that strongholds will crumble and a field of victory is assured when all of the players ...
Quest For the Kingdom Part I The Legend of the Great Pearl, by L. M. Roth"All may seek, and all may buy, the Great Pearl of price so rare, But it will cost all you possess, So let the buyer beware."   Thus begins the riddle that leads young Marcus Maximus on the quest of a lifetime. In a single day his world was destroyed when he was seized and sold into slavery, his father's estate confiscated by the government, and his parents thrown into prison. Now a ruthless Empress demands that Marcus find and bring to her a legendary and costly Pearl as the price for...
The Heist, by Shaun JeffreyAfter a vicious robbery at a theme park, callous gang leader, Greg Armstrong blows up a rollercoaster to aid their escape, resulting in eighty-seven deaths. Months later, Kurt Vaughn and his family are enjoying a day out geocaching, but Kurt is about to discover that theres more to the treasure hunt than he realises as the caches supposedly lead to the stolen money, and the crooks are on the trail. Now Kurt and his family find themselves pawns in a far more deadly game.   Novella ap...
Heaven Can Wait (Dutch Country Brides), by Cheryl St.JohnRaised within the confines of a strict religious community, Lydia Beker longs for a simple touch, dreams of seeing more of the world. When handsome farmer, Jakob Neubauer and his family visit the bakery where she works, she is fascinated, but Outsiders are forbidden to her. Jakob is attracted to Lydia, as well, and she makes the difficult decision to leave everything she knows behind to marry him. He offers love and passion, but will she ever fit into his world'...
24 Seconds, by gretchen netterfieldHow would you be different if your most traumatic memory was erased' Detective Jasmine West is determined to find justice for two dead women. Putting her career on the line to prove her hunch she is thrown into a world where people ease their pain by manipulating memory. With a lifetime of bad memories, mistakes and regrets, Jasmine struggles with the claim that a doctor can use neurosurgery to cut the strings of fate and rewire someones history. As Jasmine interviews patients at The Mov...
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 09:09:20 PM »
What a great list. I have bookmarked this and added a few to my TBR list. It is nice to see an Australian book there, too!
ETA: I am new to KB - is this a thread we are not meant to post on? Just noticed there are no other posts. If it is let me know and I will delete it. I was excited to see an author on there (Australian) that I was discussing with someone yesterday.
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When Least Expected (The Women of Lakeshore Drive), by Sheryl FawcettThree women lose husbands they love: one to death, one to a trophy wife, and one to prison as mastermind of a Ponzi scheme. ? Chance places them a few doors apart in the middle of Iowa. ? A developing friendship binds them together, as each is learning to live alone after decades of marriage. ? Loss and betrayal have many faces, and other troubled lives intertwine in a tangled web of human frailty and recovery. ? A younger woman builds a wall of separation from a husband who ...
April Showers (Twelve Months of Romance - April), by Margaret LakeApril Showers - a novella  April Winters may be older but shes tired of coming in second to her beautiful young sister. When she decides to chop off her hair in protest, she gets more than she bargained for. Not one, not two, but three men pursuing her. For once, she wishes theyd seen her sister first so she wouldnt have to choose.  Print Length: 113 pages...
JJ Bennett: Junior Spy in The Rise of the K-CIA, by Alba Arango"My name is Jeremiah Ethan Bennett, Jr., also known as JJ. Im twelve years old and a spy for the CIA, only they dont exactly know it."  JJ Bennett has never been shot at by Russian spies, broken into a thousand-year-old crypt, or dangled by a single piece of rope two hundred feet in the air. But all that is about to change.  Jeremiah Junior, aka JJ, was an ordinary boy who grew up believing his father was a boring computer tech for the US Government. After the death of ...
Songs Unsung (Becoming Quinn Coffield), by Jem MarieHow do you choose between the comfort and stability of family life and the huge, terrifying leap toward your wildest dreams'  Quinn Coffield is on the brink of realizing her childhood dream: a life playing music with her brother Jason and best friend Adrian Thomason, the boy she loved who may have become the man that loves her. But Quinn has already built another life, and is building a dream home, with fianc Sam Veldman.  With less than a week before the gig that could lau...
Oracle of Philadelphia (Earthbound Angels), by Elizabeth CorriganCarrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice cant solve.  Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sisters life, but his heart remains pure.  Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she ca...
The Burning Candle: A Medieval Novel, by Lisa J. YardeLove is for women who have choices. She has none.   In eleventh-century France on the eve of the First Crusade, Isabel de Vermandois becomes the wife of a man old enough to be her father. He is Robert de Beaumont, Comte de Meulan. A hero of the Norman victory at Hastings and loyal counselor to successive English kings, Robert is not all Isabel had expected. Cruel and kind by contrast, he draws her into the decadent court of King Henry I. As Robert's secrets are unraveled, Isabel finds ...
Foxworth Academy, by Chris BlewittEntering high school at Foxworth Academy - a school for the ultra smart, athletic, and wealthy - Brett Logan is your typical shy freshman.  But that is about to change.  For years rumors have circled about what goes on in Mr. Martin's ultra secretive history class, and past students have all kept quiet, leaving Brett to wonder what really goes on.     Until now.  When class begins, Brett is joined by Ally, who is prettier than his envious girlfriend, in a race against time.  ...
The Great Empty, by Anita MelilloWhen a rebellious youth named Donovan leaves his home in Europe for a family trip to Australia, he quickly determines another course when he decides to seek out some adventure of his own.  While slipping away from the care of his guardian and sister at the airport in Darwin, he decides to take a tour bus to a Crocodile Farm, which inadvertently continues to take him hundreds of miles deeper in the outback and into Kakadu National park.  His curiosity continues to get the best of him, when he set...
The Twelfth Imam: Rise of the Antichrist, by James W. ParkerLadies and gentlemen of the world, I am here today to announce to you that as my final act as the President of Iran I have just ordered the launching of our nuclear missiles against the Nation of Israel.  When the president of Iran announced to the world his country had just launched three nuclear missiles at Israel, little did he realize his grand plan would set in motion a series of events that fulfilled prophecies in both Islamic and Christian holy writings by heralding the re...
Teton Sunrise (Teton Romance Trilogy), by Peggy L HendersonTeton Romance Trilogy Book 1  Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brothers best friend is shattered when he leaves their home town to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, shes waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesnt love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents killer.    Growing up,...
Gathering the Wind: What the Bible Says About God, the Weather, and Climate Change, by Michael GallowayWe've all read the headlines. Epic weather disasters of "Biblical proportions" involving floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards seem to be occurring at a record pace. To some, it may seem as if the climate of the planet is going out of control.  Yet what does the Bible say about the weather' Does it say anything about climate change or global warming' Or has God simply left us to our own devices'  The Bible contains hundreds of verses that refer to the weather and who i...
Alex's SURPRISE, by R E HillIt was just another boring day. I don't think it was a holiday.  I know it wasn't my birthday.  So what was today'  What starts off in the book as a boring day for Alex changes when a box arrives with a surprise inside.  Alex is given the responsibility to come up with a name for his new best friend. It is a task that was harder than Alex thought it would be.  But in the end, after some twists and turns, Alex comes up with the perfect name for his new...
Mimsy (A Handy Mann Novel), by Steve GeorgeThe Anderson house was transformed from a prison to a womens shelter, but trouble still finds its doorstep.   A woman on the run from a manipulative husband.   A financial plan more dangerous than any Ponzi scheme.   And Handy Mann believing hes the right tool for the job of saving a beautiful woman:  Mimsy....
Zen and Sex (A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Novel), by Dermot DavisNot only is Frances fourteen years Martin's senior, but she's all about putting Zen into relationship, which involves every guy's worst nightmare: talking about your feelings, being conscious of your thoughts and above all, unabashed, honest communication at all times. Martin has no idea what he is getting himself into and the sharp learning curve that's required of him especially when he's in the mood for sex and she wants Zen. How to tell if this book is r...
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It's Book Discovery Day! Every Friday we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Browse through the books below and start your own discovery!

Rock'N'Roll in Locker Seventeen, by Shannon BrownWhat would happen if you discovered what really happened to the worlds most famous missing rock star' In 1964 Ricky Stevenson was living the dream. He was on the top of the charts, and on the cover of almost every fan magazine. What those publications didnt tell you was that he had no privacy, few real friends, and a hectic schedule of touring and recording. Though tempted to lose himself in a haze of drugs and alcohol, Ricky knew it would only be a temporary escape. What Ricky wanted was to be rid of the pressures of fame for good, so one day he simply disappeared. Thirty years later people were still speculating about the fate of Ricky Stevenson, especially Rickys biggest fan, Steven White. Seventeen year old Steven is ...
Cat Rider, by David CastlewitzKaryn Fitzmanner never wanted to be a circus performer or an actor, the usual careers for minifolk in a Biggie world, and the path followed by her family. To be true to herself, she became a cat rider, a soldier in the ongoing war against city vermin, an adventurous life that she found fulfilling. But when she joins an elite company of riders, she discovers a side of her miniature world that isnt so appealing. Faced with the condemnation of her peers and overseers because of her views about life and religion, Karyn struggles against a world defined by the needs and expectations of the Biggies that surround and support her. Along the way, she seeks love as well as acceptance. She cannot merely serve the Biggies or the teachings of the Gre...
Distraction (Years from Home), by Tess Oliver*Mature YA*  Distraction is book 1 of Tess Oliver's Years from Home trilogy  As false accusations of witchcraft consume Salem Village, eighteen-year-old Poppy Seabrooke, a true witch, is content to stay away from the hysteria and more importantly from the relentless advances of Angus Wolfe, a powerful warlock masquerading as Salems pastor. When Poppy uses her magic to help a young boy, she is arrested. Angus is the only person who can help her, but, in return, she must promise her hand in marriage. In desperation, Poppys grandmother sends her two hundred years into the future to hide. Poppy finds herself years from home in the middle of a strange place called Montana where rooms light up without candles or sorcery,...
Through the Milky Way on a PB&J, by James McDonaldAcross the solar system and on to the Milky Way!   School's out for the summer and Sami and Thomas have big plans.  They've built a spaceship in their tree house and are going to blast  off for a tour of the solar system, but one of the planets holds a  special surprise.   Vibrant images and flowing verse bring this imaginative story to life.  Space lovers and adventurers of all ages are sure to love this cosmic  journey....
Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One), by Catherine Gardiner Sycamore Heights, where everyone keeps a deadly secret.  Katrina Harvey has just enrolled into the senior class of Sycamore Heights High along with her foster sister, Jessica Sinclair. Unfortunately Katrina is no ordinary enrollee as ten months previously she was brutally attacked and has been left with amnesia.  Almost a year after those horrific events took place Katrina is being stalked by someone, or something, who doesn't want her to remember her past and will do anything to keep it that way.  Moving to a new town is never easy, as Suzanne Harvey is well aware, but focused on finding her older sister, Katrina, fate has led her to Sycamore Heights. Now, as Suzanne gets closer to revealing sec...
Bank of Crooks & Criminals, by Ken RossignolThe story of how an old Marine was robbed by his banker at the point of a pen....
KLAN: Killing America, by Ken RossignolThe strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets.  This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation. Some are brief, telling only of a single attack while others are more comprehensive and detailed, telling the story with the inclusion of complex and emotional occurrences.  The attempt of the KKK to cloak the power of control over othe...
A Certain Death (The Shiloh Series, #2), by Phillip BryantThe battle at Pittsburg Landing altered the course of the war in the west and changed the lives of thousands who fought there and survived.  Will Hunter's pursuit of higher command has been interrupted by his capture, the fault of his jealous commanding officer. Stuck far behind enemy lines with little hope for exchange, escape seems improbable. Neither high prison walls nor hundreds of miles of Ohio backwoods trails will keep him from trying.  Philip Pearson survived Shiloh but wonders if his luck will hold much longer. Pursuing reinstatement in the Methodist Episcopal Church brings him full circle: his battlefield experience calling him back to the collar he left behind. Only convincing the bishop of Dayton and survivi...
Death Knell: A Birdie Morgan Murder Mystery, by J.B. RaleighA cell phone ringing at the side of the road. Haunting memories of a horrible accident. The disappearance of a high school friend.  Amber struggles to get her life together after a car accident leaves her with memory loss and fear. While she recovers from the crash, a strange phone call throws her headlong into solving a missing woman's case.  The distraction helps, but as she digs deeper, Amber discovers secrets that could unravel her life  "Spine chilling psychological suspense! Death Knell is a twisty, intense mystery that scares, surprises, and satisfies!"  Traci Tyne Hilton Author of the Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery Series and the Tangle Saga.  --Also available in print--...
THE WAR BRIDE CLUB, by SORAYA LANEFrom bestselling author Soraya Lane comes a story about friendship, love & heartbreak at the end of World War II.    When Betty, Madeline, Alice and June depart London for New York at the end of 1945 they are complete strangers. But along with hundreds of other war brides, they are leaving home to be with their American husbands now the war is over. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends, and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives bring.   But life in a new country comes with many challenges  Betty has no family, and she has no intention of being alone in her final stage of pregnancy. Her dashing pilot husband is the man of her dreams, and she cant wait to be ...
Fight For Love (Fight For Love #1), by Jennah ScottAs an eighteen-year-old senior in high school Luke's life should be full of fun. His days should consist of parties, girls, and finals. If it weren't for the fact that his stepfather beats the crap out of his mom and him, he'd be living the dream. Sure, he could move out, but that would mean leaving his mom to suffer. Instead he stays. The only way he'll leave is to get help for both him and his mom.    While Luke's psychiatrist can't seem to help him out, there is one person that can. Stacey. He shouldn't get close to her, since she's interning for his psychiatrist. But there's something about the way she treats him that draws Luke in. For once Luke isn't a charity case, or so he thinks. A final blow brings Luke's life crumbling ...
The Puppet Spell, by E. L. Adams Fifteen year old Lexa is very different to her twin Lucinda, but when they stumble upon their uncles storeroom they discover a world far away from their mundane lives. Guided by their Uncle Devon and his untrustworthy chimera familiar, the girls along with Lexas best friend Marlon try to navigate their new   surroundings without falling prey to the elusive puppeteer and the creeping, sinister Puppet Spell. ...
Serpentine Enigma, by Charles DominaDr. Joanna Russo, Geneticist, an honors graduate of Englands Cambridge University, guided research for a genetic laboratory just a subway ride away from her apartment in New York City. There were no clues or omens that might foretell events soon to engulf her, changing her life forever. And the Serpentine Enigma is where it all began     Joanna received an invitation from Ian Slattery, her Cambridge doctorate mentor, to join him at the Serpentine Foundation. Joanna accepted an exploratory trip and soon found herself involved in the shadowy world of intelligence.     Reunited with Fiona Clark, her best friend from Cambridge days, they discovered a secret mysterious foreign network providing unlimited funds to the Serpent...
LIFE'S WHAT HAPPENS, by Alex ParkerNine fraternity brothers lives are forever changed during their senior year at Kent State University.  They start the year full of hope and promise, busy with their classes, their buddies and their girlfriends.  But the Vietnam draft lottery took away their options and forced them to change their plans.  Instead of choosing a career, they are faced with the choice between life and death.        LIFES WHAT HAPPENS is their story, as each is faced with questions much more complicated than any generation past.  It is about the year they turned from boys to men, and where their choices took them.    From characters that still your heart to writing styles that will captivate you, this is one awesome read. <br...
Zen of Hoarding: 108 offerings for deciding what you own., by Saira PriestZen of Hoarding is infused with light-hearted spiritual wisdom, offered in koan-sized pieces for meditation. Each offering provides a thought for reflection as we unravel the mysteries behind our habits of hoarding. It strips the label and unearths what lies at the heart of our decisions regarding things. ? Saira Priest reveals the emotions behind the things we hold onto long after we are done with them, and gently nudges us along as we find the courage to let go. In her journey with hoarding, Saira found lasting ways to clear the clutter and change her habits to live a clearer, easier life, freeing up time to do all the exciting things which define to her what it truly means to be alive. You can reclaim your life, too. Reading ...
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Re: Friday... Book Discovery Day!
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Harvey's recuperating from a medical procedure so may not have any discoveries planned for the day. . . . but sometimes he'll set stuff up in advance. . .we'll send up the bat signal and see what's what.

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Re: Friday... Book Discovery Day!
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 01:31:25 PM »
Hey, Stephen,

The next book discovery post on the blog isn't scheduled until 7PM this evening, Eastern time (4PM west coast time, where Harvey is).  There will at least be a link to the blog here when it goes live.

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May Flowers (Twelve Months of Romance - May), by Margaret LakeAll her life, May knew that her older sister resented her beauty, but now that April has found the love of her life, theyve grown much closer. All May wants to do now is help April plan her wedding and devote herself to her career. But fate has other plans for her as an unlikely friendship turns into a love that she hadnt foreseen.  Print Length: 103 pages...
Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words, by Ken RossignolSome of the most bloodthirsty pirates in the world were brought to justice and held over for trial in Scotland, England and the United States . These trials detail their dastardly deeds with startling testimony of those who were there and lived to be able to testify in person.  What happened to the Jane of Gibraltar'  Learn how pirates repainted a ship at sea, killed the captain and cook and set a fire in the hold with the rest of the crew to suffocate, all for the purpose of taking over the ship and a valuable cargo of silver dollars and gold.  Pirates plundered other ships on the high seas while on the brig Crawford a cunning act of piracy was perpetrated by a veteran pirate leader. He slit his own throat to escape justice while...
Cry Me A River, by Robert MichaelClaire Eppington works with dead people.  She delivers their ashes to remote locations throughout the globe.  On a trip to Colombia to bring the remains of a client to a remote village on the Rio de Magdalena, Claire finds that her job may be more deadly than she expected.  Her assignment allows her to work with Manny Villareal, a handsome and rugged photographer.  What Claire does not know is that Manny used to work as a security chief for the family cartel.  When Manny's brother becomes threatened, Claire becomes a pawn in a dangerous game.  Pursued by an assassin, and pressed by military groups, a rogue DEA agent, and a greedy relative seeking to overthrow the cartel, Manny is forced to make a choice.  Does he save hi...
Opening Moves (The Tears of Orion), by James TraynorAs Pvt. Samantha Lee embarks on a routine patrol mission along the borders of Union space, she's certain she'll be back home with her family on Mars for Christmas.  When Tarek Winters and the motley human and alien crew of the freighter IRON MAIDEN take on a job a thousand lightyears away from Earth, they expect it to be an easy and profitable run.  But a war is coming.  Three human superpowers watch each other warily from behind vast fleets while plotting to take control of key colonies and trade routes.  The great  Rasenni Empire, once the unchallenged master of known space, is in decline, ensnared in debauchery and beset by old and new enemies. ...
Reflecting on Midnight: Four Novellas, by Bradley ConvissarReflecting on Midnight contains Brad Convissar's four previously-released novellas. Purchased separately, the four stories (which combine for 76,000 words) will cost you $4.96; purchased together in this collection, only $3.99. Now what does it include'  "Dogs of War"- After divorcing his wife of two years, Gary Lettner thinks he has found the perfect house for himself and Molly, his eight-year-old dachshund. But when the throats of the dead begin to cry out in a voice that only Molly can hear, and when evidence of past atrocities committed in his new home begin to surface, Gary finds himself an unlikely participant in a brutal quest for vengeance.  Some crimes are too horrible to go unpunished, no matter the cos...
Horatio's One Wish, by Joshua KriesbergHoratio's One Wish is a story that touches your funny-bone and your heart.<span> </span>It is suspenseful from the opening sentences and humorous throughout, but most of all, the characters in the story endear themselves to you.<span> </span>What makes Horatio's One Wish unique is how much you care about these small-animal characters and how moved you are when you finish the book. Horatio has lived alone as long as he can remember. His only friend is a river otter named Rollic, who visits him nearly every day. But when Rollic goes missing, Horatio knows he must rescue him before it's too late. ...
Your Poetry eBook: Quick & Easy Formatting for Kindle, by D. L. Lang<center> I want you to succeed as a poet.</H1> </center>    You're an awesome poet! Aren't you?  The best poet to walk the earth since Rumi' <BR> <BR> Okay, maybe not that awesome, but as far as modern poets go, youve got the skills and you know it! You may be thinking, "No, Im not." All the more reason for you to tell yourself daily that yes, you are! How do you, a fabulous 21st century poet, get your work into the hands of poetry lovers? The answer is right in front of you: Amazon's Kindle. This concise text is your next step from poet nobody reads to poet everybody reads.<BR> I published my own book, and if I can do it, so can you! <BR...
Gabriella The Tale of a Misfit Fairy, by Nancy HillWhen Gabriella falls from the villainous Dream Master's bag, Lore Valley will be forever changed.  Gabriella is no ordinary fairy. With iridescent wings, bells at the tips of her toes, and an impression of a wand coloring her forehead, her appearance alone sets her apart. Intrigued, the fairies welcome her with open arms, but as she grows up, some of her behavior disturbs the residents of the Lore Valley. Queen Pasha, in particular, worries that Gabriella may not have arrived in the valley accidentally. Could she be part of the Dream Master's plan to destroy the fairies'  Full of quirky characters living in a whimsical world that the maniacal Dream Master seeks to destroy, this novel takes the reader on a roller coaster ...
The Cylinder Program, by Paul M MacDonaldYOU DON'T NEED A KINDLE! DOWNLOAD APP FOR YOUR DEVICE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------^  In World War 2 a Nazi General came up with a low-tech global communications scheme, The Cylinder Program. Using bronze cylinders that could be buried or hidden in strategic locations all around the world, their secret agents could send messages back and forth. The preferred inducement to betray ones country was gold. Thus the cylinders were filled with gold coins to be used as seed money by their agents for bribery. A U-Boat assigned to distribute the cylinders in 1943 was challenged by a small patrol craft commanded by Ensign Bill Baker off Key West. The sub escapes, but unbeknowns...
Mark Taylor Omnibus (The Mark Taylor Series Box Set), by M.P. McDonaldThis is a collection of all four books in the Mark Taylor Series.   Mark Taylor: Genesis:  Mark Taylor's life changes forever when he finds an antique camera in an Afghan bazaar. Back home in Chicago, he discovers that the camera has a strange and unique ability--it produces photographs of tragedies yet to happen. What else can he do but attempt to save lives and thwart catastrophe'  No Good Deed:  Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when   after the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings, thousands died. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn't urban hero. It's enemy combatant. And, it means they can...
Lavonia In a Wave of Blue, by D HarrisBook one~ Out of the ashes of a horrible tragedy, Evan emerged a changed child. Evan Steele lost so much at such a young age, without the guidance and love from his foster family; he would have been lost as well. As all normal children do, quirky twelve-year-old Evan begins to experience changes, each more frightening than the next. The year for him is a wild ride of emotions as he faces dragons, the damn, and even the captain that murdered his family, especially his treasured mother. Discovering a new power from within Evan hopes to search for answers on a life he never knew he had, as his dead mothers secrets begin rising from the grave in the form of her twelve-year-old son. A book; full of magic creatures, epic battles and ...
The Vanished (Blemished Series), by Sarah DaltonYoure part of the vanished now. Thats what we all are. The people who have been forgotten.  Mina Hart fought her way out of Area 14. She made it to The Clans so that she can live a normal life with her friends and her father. But what she finds is no safe haven.  As her best friend turns against her and the Compounders treat her with distrust, Mina begins to suspect foul play at the very heart of her new home. Just to make matters worse, the threat of war is coming. The Clans are turning against each other, and Mina is caught in the middle.  Join Mina as she is reunited with her father, meets new and surprising friends and tries to figure out her complicated love life. The Vanished promises even mor...
PSIONIC Book One: Wild-born (Adrian Howell's PSIONIC Pentalogy), by Adrian HowellWhen young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind... a child who will change Adrian's life forever. (Wild-born is the first book of Adrian Howell's PSIONIC Pentalogy)   Read all five books of Adrian Howell's PSIONIC Pentalogy in order:  Book One: Wild-born Book Two: The Tower Book Three: Lesser Gods Book Four: The Quest Book Five...
A Fine Mess, by Lina GimbleA handsome hermit with a huge fine. A librarian determined to collect. Romance was overdue...  Prudence Chairheart gladly trades a chaotic life in the shadow of her famous mother for the blissful calm of the Pennisqual Public Library. All is quiet on the library front until she discovers Jack Baylor, library outlaw, borrowing privileges abuser and hermit, owes $3437.65 in library fines. When her fine notices go unanswered, Pru vows to collect from the mysterious Mr. Baylor even if it means visiting his creepy house in person. Even if it means telling a teeny, tiny lie. Now Pru must never let him discover her true identity or he may want his money back. For Jack, the only thing bigger t...
Shredded, by Karen AviviAuthentic, fun, emotional, and just plain gorgeous writing. - Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author  Josie Peters is a freestyle BMXer who wants to get out of the shadow of her athletic older brother. She decides she'll do anything to qualify for the Ultimate BMX competition the summer before her senior year. When Josie and her friends take off on a summer road trip to hit the qualifying events in the Midwest, late-night parties, an intimidating mega ramp, and the lure of sponsorships spark friction between the girls. Flashy rider R.T. Torres tempts Josie with an easy "in," but the sacrifices required threaten to send her spinning out of control.  A high-adrenaline read about rivalries, rejecti...
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Euthanasia, by Mack MullunceyShe lies on the cold, metal table--clad in a loose, white paper dress--waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.  When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must find the man who brutalized her to make a family for her dead daughter.  Anti-abortion crusader Tobin Bartell wouldn't have it any other way. As The Leader of The Movement, when he's not organizing protests or giving speeches, he's orchest...
Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Julio Bunny Series), by Nicoletta CostaThis picture ebook title features vivid, full-color layouts with Kindle Text Pop-Up.   There's a new character in town! Meet Lenny the Lion! Join Julio Bunny and his friends as they graciously welcome Lenny to their town and learn about their new, foreign friend. This heart warming tale demonstrates the power of hospitality and kindness, and shows that even though you may not speak the same language, you can always make a new friend!   NICOLETTA COSTA was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1953, where she was brought up and still lives today. After graduating in Architecture in 1978 at the University of Venice (Italy), she dedicated herself exclusively to her great passion: illustrating and writing books for ch...
Pandora's Children: The Complete Nightmares Book 1, by Bradley ConvissarNote: These stories contain adult language, adult situations and violence that may not be suitable for all ages. ? You have been warned...  For the first time, the twenty-two stories found in Pandora's Children books 1-5 and Dark Interludes have been combined into two easy-to-navigate volumes.   This collection contains almost two dozen dark stories, tales where men become monsters, monsters become men, and no one is ever truly safe. You will find ghosts, demons and monsters; evil men, madmen and broken men; a wood-chipper, Santa Claus and yes, a handful of dentists. Each book contains eleven stories, over 90,000 words (almost 300 pages) of disturbing, provocative tales which will keep you thinking long after you're...
How to write a novel in 90 days.(Extended)(A tried and tested system by a prolific author) (Soft Target Series), by Conrad JonesThe extended version HOW TO WRITE A FULL LENGTH NOVEL IN 90 DAYS......over 100 pages of a tried and tested system used by a successful thriller writer with 12 novels and a series of book marketing guides published since 2008!  NOW THE NUMBER 1 SELLING 'WRITING SKILLS' GUIDE ON KINDLE!  This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing.  This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'.  A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day.  No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide.   There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors' The ans...
Severnshire; The Chronicle of Aulum 643 (The Severnshire Novels), by Karl AndersonA top secret world under the River Severn, advanced in a technology unknown to mankind. Protected by a Government agency called VSB, Severnshire is the home to many communities of tiny but highly intelligent people called Aulumites. With a history dating back to the 1940s, Severnshire has thrived and successfully self-governed with tradition, whilst inventing and locking away the secrets that have kept the United Kingdom ahead in world weaponry and technological advancement. When they come under attack during present times and Aulumites start dying, fear ripples through their communities. VSB take advantage of the situation and place one of their agents into Severnshire to the resentment of the Council. Never before has an outsider been ...
The Bockhampton Road Murders (A Reverend Paltoquet Novel), by Pat HerbertTHE BOCKHAMPTON ROAD MURDERS  Sometimes were not alone .... What is the secret behind the brutal murders that have taken place sporadically over the last century in a small, insignificant South London terraced house' The Reverend Bernard Paltoquet is determined to find out when two of his favourite parishioners are found with their heads caved in in front of the ornate Victorian fireplace by their five-year-old son, Henry Freeman. This fireplace seems to be the key to the puzzle. Despite years of neglect, the living room hearth is always spotlessly clean, like the day it was installed. Why' This novel centres around the Reverend Paltoquet and his search for the truth. The other chief protagonist is Edith Lom...
Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy), by May McGoldrickFirst Book in Highland Treasure Trilogy  Originally published by Signet (Penguin) May 2000  When her late father was branded a traitor to the king, Catherine Percy found sanctuary in Scotland. But a case of mistaken identity put her in a compromising position with the Highland earl sworn to protect her. Marriage to him saved her reputation, but nothing could save her from the stormy passion that bent her innocent body to his will--and shattered his last defense...  The acclaimed author of The Thistle and the Rose presents an exciting new trilogy. Three sisters each hold a clue to their family's treasure--and the key to the hearts of three Highland warriors...  Praise for the novels of May McGoldrick: ...
Endangered Species: Book 1: "Diary of an Eco-Warrior", by Vaulte KamishCaution!! For Mature Readers Only. ***This book contains black comedy, social satire, and disturbing scenes of graphic violence - in addition to British spelling - which have been known to cause consternation in less intelligent readers. Symptoms include: "thinking", "learning", and other latent, self-reflexive behaviours that could lead to further contemplation.****  If you think you are at risk, please take consider the following: - "Tropic Thunder", "Thank You for Smoking", and "Dr Strangelove" are tragic and unamusing. - Stephen Colbert is America's "Great White Hope". - The "Daily Show" is for morons; Fox News is for The Chosen.  If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, DO NOT BUY THI...
Howls in the Moonlight (Howls in the Night Series), by Ellie ParinBelle Knight isn't your typical werewolf.  She's stronger and faster and can fight just as well as she can cook.    And as a chef, her meals are amazing.   Only one problem: in her quest to strengthen her inner wolf and protect those she loves, she's forgotten what it's like to view life as a normal human.  However, when Max Greyson walks into her life, being a human doesn't seem all that bad anymore.    In fact, hiding her werewolf side at the moment isn't a bad idea since she and her pack are being targeted by Hunters.  It's a good thing she has Max to help her fight her ruthless enemies.   Max just has to make sure the woman he's falling for doesn't find out that he's the Hunter sent to destroy her...
Ark Of The Witch (The Ark Of The Witch), by Robert Seppl The Ark of The Witch is an action packed thriller that will leave you  with goose bumps as you quickly turn the pages to see what will happen  next. Seppl does a brilliant job at creating tension and suspense that  has you clamoring to read more. - LA HILDEN  "Thy still march to the doom of man, for whence came song and tales of thine deeds, for now shall come weeping upon a dismal plain. And of the harlots and shattered souls of thine crusade, shall come forth and beg for death but will not find it hence."  Ailing from a bitter divorce settlement, the foreclosure on his home,  and the loss of his job, Karl's just received the break he's been waiting  for. He's inherited the family farm in...
The Bad Girls' Club, by Kathryn O'HalloranThe Bad Girls' Club: it's about sex, it's about dares but most of all, it's about friendship.  When Imogen, Juliette and Beth are seated together at a wedding, they have nothing in common but their resentment of the bride, Poppy. A risque prank draws them together and they decide to form the Bad Girls Club - a last ditch effort to free them from the shackles of keeping themselves nice.  The club rules are simple. ? Each girl must complete a dare pushing them way out of their comfort zones.  Imogen puts the club in danger with her first dare. It seems nothing she does works out quite right until she is approached by the one man she thinks she can never have, the one man she should never have - Poppy's husba...
The Nimnad, by Louise KnowlesLucy Miles is thirteen. She has lost her confidence, she doesnt have any friends, she hates school and as if that wasnt bad enough she is also the main target of Beth Mackenzie, the school bully. She wishes she could wake up in the morning and just look forward to the day, it isnt much to ask. The word school makes her feel sick to her stomach.  Then one night in her bedroom she is woken up by her dog going crazy and accidently discovers a strange cute little creature called a Nimnad. This discovery opens her eyes to a world she never knew existed and things will never be the same again.   Together they experience some crazy stuff, and both learn about new emotions and feelings that neither of them has ever enco...
Hollow Beings, by Sheila MarieA short story about two mysterious sisters trying to live in obscurity....
Snap Factor, by Sam LoveA killer epidemic sweeping workplaces isnt the flu. Its workplace violence. Too frequently, we see stories of a frustrated employee picking up a gun to seek revenge. As we probe the murder in Snap Factor we expose the pressures that can build up in the modern workplace until someone snaps.   In Snap Factor, a washed up NYPD detective, Mac McCormick, confronts this human resources nightmare head on. His life of easy suburban cases is upended when a corporate vice president, is gunned down in a sniper-style attack.   Because this case doesnt fit the standard profile of an angry employee walking in with a blazing gun, the detective first thinks this is a professional hit. But as he discovers the workplace is ...
War Party, by J Drew BrumbaughIn a world where dreams are belittled and apathy has become a staple, War Party proves that one unlikely hero can still make a difference.  Tommy Galiwee, a native-American teen, wants desperately to be a warrior despite having been taught that Indian warriors no longer exist.  Criticized and harassed by his father and tribal elders, Tommy sets out to prove he is much more than an idle dreamer.   Driven by a mysterious vision and seeking to fulfill his dream, Tommy will lead a group of rag-tag friends on an adventure they will never forget; an adventure that will find them pitted against a group of well-funded modern day terrorists determined to seize and destroy the tiny town of Finkle Creek just outside the boys reservation.  In W...
The Faithless: A Political Thriller, by Allan AirishHow many votes does it take to become President of the United States'  The answer, as Jack Patton learned from his father at an early age, is just 270... the key is making sure theyre the right 270 votes. When his father passes away, Jack comes up with a plan to honor the man in a way that respects his small-town, politically active legacy: by becoming one of the select few chosen as a member of the electoral college, the only people in the country whose vote directly decides the presidential election.  But someone else has a different plan in mind... one that could not only put Jack in the center of a deadly political conspiracy, but could also result in one of the most audacious thefts of all time: the stealing of t...
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Pandora's Children: The Complete Nightmares Book 2, by Bradley ConvissarFor the first time, the twenty-two stories found in Pandora's Children books 1-5 and Dark Interludes have been combined into two easy-to-navigate volumes.   This collection contains almost two dozen dark stories, tales where men become monsters, monsters become men, and no one is ever truly safe. You will find ghosts, demons and monsters; evil men, madmen and broken men; a wood-chipper, Santa Claus and yes, a handful of dentists. Each book contains eleven stories, over 90,000 words (almost 300 pages) of disturbing, provocative tales which will keep you thinking long after you're done reading.  In Volume 2, you will find these eleven stories:  Four Corners- An intersection in New Orleans that shouldn't exi...
Caarina the Cooking Fairy (KiteReaders Fairy Series), by Julia DweckCaarina lives among the cooks that write the recipes in books.  They're master chefs who work all night.  To mix and simmer's their delight.  Today, the Fairy Queen decrees, and all the fairies there agree, a special feast will soon be served--a rich reward that all deserve.  Who should cook this special feast prepared with flour, oil, and yeast?  Who can roll and brown a bun?  Caarina is the chosen one! Join Caarina, the cooking fairy, in this humorous, rhyming adventure.  Caarina is all set to create a delicious feast for the Fairy Queen; however, a pesky gremlin attempts to foil Caarina's plan.  Can Caarina "beat" him'  Who will be "whipped," gremlin or fairy?  Young readers will enjoy this clever fantasy adventure, sprinkled with wo...
Not Raw Enough (Not Raw Enough Trilogy), by Randall BowlingExporting live fluke from Hatteras Island to Japan's exclusive sushi markets always meant more to Seth Tinsley; more complex, more cutthroat and more crazy profits than he'd ever imagined. Yeah, he probably stepped on a few of the Old Boy's toes with his cutting-edge shipping technology and brash successes, but quality, price and smarts still trump time-worn systems and traditions - even at Tokyo's Tsukiji market. That's the American way, right' Seth never considered his international trade could mean more deadly. After an inexplicable accident in his hot tub kills two friends, Seth exhausts his life savings defending unwarranted murder charges....
Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill), by S. P. CervantesTwin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence. Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother's kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives....
Army of Affliction (The Affliction Chronicles), by J. B. BoumanThe Affliction, adepts and fantastic creatures make the world of Khatenia fatal to many who leave the safety of the cities. Keeping himself alive is something Lange of Arenes has taken for granted until a missing couple and a valuable artifact send him and his companions against the brutal forces of the power-hungry adept Thalizar.  Lange is a tough, smart and fearless hero who always seems to find himself fighting for the weak against the powerful in dangerous Khatenia. The first book of The Affliction Chronicles, an exciting new epic fantasy series....
Sportsman's Bet (Ian Dodge Mysteries), by Judy NicholsVelma Saunders, the town clerk of Tobias, North Carolina never had a kind word to say to anyone. In fact, most people were afraid of her, including her boss, Mayor Mike Ellis.  Still, the whole town is shocked when Velma's body is found in the Municipal Building's old bomb shelter. The only clue to her murderer is a copy of a cryptic message from a Nigerian Email scammer.  All the evidence points to Mayor Mike, who's charged with killing Velma. Investigator Ian Dodge, a British transplant who's never quite taken root in the Deep South,sets out to find out who else hated Velma enough to kill her.  In the course of his investigation, Ian discovers the dark secrets Velma has been hiding all these years, and exactl...
You Know Who I Am (The Drusilla Thorne Mysteries), by Diane Patterson.99 Weekend Sale May 10-12!                   Drusilla Thorne's husband Colin walks out on their marriage of convenience with style: he disappears right in the middle of their magic act. Before he vanishes, though, he steals a bracelet from her, a bracelet that could tip off the people who've been searching for Drusilla and her younger sister Stevie for years. Drusilla won't allow that to happen.  When she finds Colin in Los Angeles, he's dead. Before dying, he got the both of them involved in a nasty game of Hollywood blackmail. The investigating detective finds out her identity is as fake as her marriage was and he's determined to find her gu...
The Tapestry, by Paul WigmoreUntil he died, Gavin had never been able to defend himself against the bullies that had tormented him throughout his childhood into his adult life.      It was only once he had sold his soul to Saul, 'The Bringer of The Black Plague' that he became the man he should always have been.      Saul was the mightiest, most bloodthirsty demon ever to wander the wasteland of Hades. Even challenging the throne of Adromoloch himself, he wasn't done yet though. He just needed Gavins' soul.      The only one able to stem the flow of evil about to erupt from the sulphuric forest of ash beneath our feet is the psychic Clara. But can the dragons help her to 'become' in time to save the children'                     ...
Murder Along the Blue Ridge (A Rachel Christie Mystery 6) (Rachel Christie Mystery Series), by Sabena StoneAlong the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, two people are dead from cyanide poisoning, a runaway bridegroom and an informant for narcotics officer Deputy Skyler of the Stone City police. When a bag of cyanide crystals is found in Skyler's home, the state police arrest him, saying they have more than enough evidence to put a noose around his neck for the crime.   Skyler claims he was framed by one of his many enemies and begs private detective Rachel Christie for help. Rachel despises the Deputy because of their history and refuses the case even though she doesn't believe he's guilty.  Skyler says he has no motive and no connection to the runaway groom. Or does he' An indiscretion and cover-up fifteen years ago may be at the...
Hero To Zero, by Zach FortierZach Fortier is back with more true crime accounts from the streets. This time with true stories of Cops gone bad. Join Zach as he meets a cop who will be a future member of the FBI's 10 most wanted, hunted for a brutal quadruple murder and that is just the beginning!, Zach details Cops that make every mistake possible, Theft, Murder, Fraud, Drug Abuse and more. Cops ending up in prison themselves. Proving the point that "Anyone is capable of anything given the right set of circumstances". Take a ride on the dark side of Law Enforcement. The side the cops rarely talk about....
Vanished, by Christina HoltTen years ago, Emily Miller went missing when she was only five years old. Everyone in town thought she had either drowned in the lake near her house, or had been kidnapped. Some even whispered that her father, Frank Miller was responsible.  No one suspected the old boathouse behind the Miller property, except Emily's father. Frank Miller knew what had happened to his little girl. He knew the boathouse had her.   Ten years later, thirteen-year-old George Morgan wanders into the same boathouse and discovers a magical secret. At first he's thrilled. He reveals his secret to his fifteen-year-old brother Eddie, thinking it will bring them closer together. After all, George and Eddie used to be best friends, before they m...
The Fanatic, by R. J. DillonBritain it seems, has more enemies than friends...  When a radical group of extremists launch a terror campaign on the streets of Britain, a frantic hunt begins to find those responsible. But what seems a simple case of terrorism quickly reveals other, more sinister forces at work. As Nick Torr follows a dangerous trail that stretches from the hostile streets of Cairo to Paris, London, Kenya, Somalia and finally Washington, it becomes clear that this is no straightforward dirty war.   Nick's investigation into brutal murders, double deals and illegal black operations, leads him to a startling discovery of a conspiracy that has its dark roots in the heart of Moscow and personal treachery....
So Wonderful as Want, by Joyce DeBacco  Young Dinah's dream of ever leaving her small Southwest Florida town -- before and during the land boom of the twenties -- seems doomed when she finds herself pregnant by an unscrupulous, older man. Zach also has a dream. He wants to be his own man, go his own way. But when tragedy strikes Dinah's family, his soft heart won't allow him to walk away.  When Tyler, an ambitious land developer, offers to buy Dinah's riverfront property, her dream is revived. Although Zach abhors the selling of paradise for a quick buck, his main fear is losing Dinah. Tyler ups the ante by proposing, and Dinah is forced to choose between a man who can make her dream come true, or a man who's been there for every joy, every sorrow in her li...
Attitude, by EC SheedySo many men... So many mistakes. One young woman out to improve her odds.  Ginger Cameron does a makeover. No more thigh-hugging minis, mile high stilettos, or come-ons to guys who aren't into relationships for the long haul. She's going beige, revirginalizing (her word), and making a fresh start in her business and love life.  Men' Out of the picture. Sidelined. For two freakin' years.  Then she meets...him; Cal Beaumann, all sex, easy smiles, and short-term thinking. Ginger's new attitude and armor-plated wardrobe are about to get tested--to the max. A short romance novel. Sexy but not burning--except for the hero, of course. Attitude is a story that migh...
Becoming a Dragon, by Janice LightMariana's started a new life, forcibly retired from mercenary work. But when a local lord tries to tax her new village home into ruin, she's forced to take a stand with ancient legends as her only weapon to scare the nobility straight.  Excerpt: "Can't you threaten him' Tell him the dragons will descend from the mountains in search of justice if he doesn't mend his ways'" Mariana would threaten him herself, if she could. If only she could still wield a sword.  The grey light weakened as the storm winds gusted through the leaves, bringing a chill to her spine. Draig opened his mouth and then closed it again. Finally he spoke. "The dragons are not playthings, to be bandied about at your pleasure. You don't understand ...
The Proposition (A Geek, An Angel), by J.A. JACKSONConfused and bitter about love gorgeous Janeshia James is content to just enjoy the fruits of her ambition being director of one of Silicon Valley California's most prestigious nonprofits.  With his imposing stature handsome, geeky, genius Walker Perrault had given up on ever finding the object of his puppy- love crush as a child. Then after seeing beautiful and ambitious Janeshia at a fundraiser, he had to figure out how to get back into her life.  But when secret forces sabotage the success and the reputation of the nonprofit Janeshia works for, he's brought in to oversee day to day operations. The proposition wasn't what she had expected.   Her destiny aligned her against three formidable men, one with the knowl...
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Hunted and the Damned, by R. J. DillonA British spys disappearance in Berlin at the height of the Cold War has never been fully explained. When a retired British Secret Intelligence Service officer is brutally murdered in Berlin, the two events are dismissed as unconnected, simply a coincidence.   Following the dead officers trail from London to Berlin, Nick Torr the SIS Director of Covert Operations uncovers an obsessive quest for a missing convoy of Nazi gold seeped in myth and legend. In the shadowland of a city still divided by memories of the Wall, he discovers that the gold is only one piece in a complex puzzle of treachery, deceit and betrayal. In Berlin, he uncovers a number of traitors linking past and present together, secrets that Soviet Milit...
One Page Love Story: Fall, by Rich Walls<span>Find love, every day, with One ?Page Love Story, the hit blog created by author Rich Walls on behalf of those ?who sometimes feel the need to take their love on the go. Featuring the first sixty-five ?stories from his year long project, One ?Page Love Story: Fall explores the never ending possibilities of love, told one page at a time. Leaving you with time to write that most important love ?story of all</span><span>--</span><span>your love story.</span>...
Rough Magic (GnomeSaga #1), by Kenny SowardNiksabella the gnome has tinkered in the shadows for years, developing an invention that might change the world, even if she doesnt know it yet. She has few friends and even fewer allies in the city of Hightower, where social and academic status is quite important.  Her brother, Nikselpik, is a cantankerous wizard who drinks too much, sings dirty songs, and makes rude passes at gnomestresses. A dark addiction consumes him, a habit called bugging, which gives him increased power and feelings of euphoria while pushing him closer to death.  Dark creatures from the ultraworlds have come calling. Niksabella must fight to protect her life and her invention, while Nikselpik engages the enemy as an unlikely guest of Hightower...
Caarina the Cooking Fairy (KiteReaders Fairy Series), by Julia DweckCaarina lives among the cooks that write the recipes in books.  Theyre master chefs who work all night.  To mix and simmers their delight.  Today, the Fairy Queen decrees, and all the fairies there agree, a special feast will soon be served--a rich reward that all deserve.  Who should cook this special feast prepared with flour, oil, and yeast'  Who can roll and brown a bun'  Caarina is the chosen one! Join Caarina, the cooking fairy, in this humorous, rhyming adventure.  Caarina is all set to create a delicious feast for the Fairy Queen; however, a pesky gremlin attempts to foil Caarina's plan.  Can Caarina "beat" him'  Who will be "whipped," gremlin or fairy'  Young readers will enjoy this clever fantasy adventure, sprinkled with wo...
Blood Cell (Farewell Reality), by Shaun TennantA Brutal Prison                  Josh Farewell is a three-time escapee who boasts that no prison can hold him. Once he's locked inside C-Pod at Pittman Penitentiary, surrounded by murderers and gangs, he soon realizes that his skills will be put to the test.  An Ancient EvilAfter the inmates take over the pod in a brutal riot, they realize too late that they are not alone in C-Pod. Something is hunting the inmates. Something hungry.  One Chance to SurviveSurrounded by dangerous and untrustworthy felons, Josh must find a way to escape before the thing in the darkness kills them all. ?And the night is only beginning.  Blood Cell<...
The Cat Connection, by Lawrence MatthewsA memoir with surprising twists and turns, this book is the true story of a man with multiple careers and discoveries.  Weaving his tale among experiences with a lifetime of cats, he takes us places such as the pilots seat of his airplane as he fights to get home in terrible weather, and deep in a cave under a Virginia mountain where he discovers a section never explored by man and uncovers a mystery still unsolved.  Realizing that cat DNA is more than 99% the same as human, he makes an amazing discovery about how the two species can communicate.  This is a remarkable journey and one you will not soon forget....
Blood in the Hills, by Van HoltOn Sale! Now $2.99, Regularly $7.99!  <H2>BLOOD IN THE HILLS</H2> The Circle 8 bunch were really just outlaws and rustlers. Their leader, Mort Dudley had a devious plan to get rid of a couple of his newly hired hands before the bunch cashed in the large herd of cattle that had fallen into their hands when they murdered the old man who owned the herd. Their trouble began when they tried to frame a quiet stranger for the old mans murder. They didnt know his real name or that he was a deadly gunfighter and the son of the old man they had buried in an unmarked grave. The quiet stranger drops out of sight to hide from the law and soon becomes the bane of the Circle 8 bunch; harassing them on all sides, hunti...
An Alien's Guide to the Human Species, by Deb McEwanAre humans really the supreme species on Earth'  Earth 1950s. The popular BBC Radio Sitcom 'I Say Old Chap!'  was being listened to in kitchens and front rooms all over the UK. But it wasnt just human beings who were listening to the broadcast.   Fast forward 25 years and the Terries are ready to send spies to film activity on Earth..  Caroline and Phil Gibson are going about their daily lives, trying to raise healthy, fulfilled children and have a few laughs along the way. What they dont know is that their every move is being analysed and recorded for the enlightenment of the Terries on the planet Largo.  So what will happen when the Terries find out about human mating rituals, leprechauns, var...
The Folks at Fifty-Eight, by Michael Patrick ClarkGerald Hammond is the exception to the rule; an honourable spy, whose lofty principles have brought him nothing but loneliness and isolation. Catherine Schmidt is the stunning young daughter of an assassinated spymaster, whose murderous quest for vengeance has left her at the mercy of the infamous Head of Soviet State Security.  On a covert operation, in Soviet-occupied Germany, Hammond has no knowledge of the unseen forces that sponsor and oppose his mission. He only knows that he must somehow save her to save himself, but, as ever-more disturbing revelations come to light, begins to wonder which poses the greater threat; the enemy he runs from, or the friend he runs to' Set against a factual background of government conspiracy, ...
Dangerous Evolution, by Gregg VannA renowned scientist disappears from her private moon, far out on the fringes of human spacepushing mankind to the brink of war with the only other intelligent species in the galaxy.  A war they will lose.  Light years away, a madman becomes convinced that natures blueprint for life is flawed; setting into motion a misguided plan that will kill billions.  An investigator sent to find the missing scientist ties these two events together, cutting through an elaborate web of subterfuge and deception, until finally, the truth is revealed.  A horrible truth, that blurs the line between friend and enemy, and threatens the extinction of all sentient life in the galaxy....
Jane The Reckless (The Jane Episodes), by Karen KiessLets hear it for Jane!  Fresh humor grounded in home town Minnesota, with a gently satirical eye on the very colorful local characters.  Minnesota Nice peeled back to its cross-eyed core  Warm storytelling with a generous helping of screwball comedy a la Janet Evanovich or Stephanie Bond.     Stoic, rumpled Jane Wolf often feels shes a magnet for craziness in the extreme.  From a dippy next-door neighbor whos been concealing the conniving demon within, to conniving newbies at work, to the scornful twerp at the dog park going to stupefying lengths in snatching a disputed water dish, our Jane can only reel in dismay and scratch her head.  Socially stunted after some ha...
The Last Stoic, by Morgan Wade"Morgan has written a book that is highly original and beautifully executed. The balance between the Roman world and the modern world is maintained with skill and adroitness, and the narrative is deftly woven through both of these time periods, never faltering or losing momentum.  The Last Stoic is a fascinating, parallel look at two societies who are not, as it turns out, as different or distinct as one might think."  - Helen Humphreys  ** Long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction.**  The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story's narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United Sta...
Radar Love (Ultimate Hustle), by Jason Z. ChristieWhen part-time construction worker and full-time hustler Chris Turner meets the girl of his dreams in a Dairy Queen drive-through, he induces her to climb out of the window and run away with him. She is Janique, and she's everything he's ever wanted. So begins a love affair that defies reason. Submission, piercings, and mock kidnappings are just foreplay for what's to come.  The two hard-loving antiheroes are so in love, they'd rather rob stores and banks than spend their days apart. It's all fun and games until they end up in connected prisons. Then it's up to Chris to get them out again, using only brutality, heroin, and a book by Tom Robbins...  An epic love story, first in the Ultimate Hustle series. Definitely conta...
Chasing Sunlight, by Bart Hopkins Jr.Burke Dennison is a contemporary Quixote, tilting against personal demons and searching for truth in his own way. He is a man who does not always see things the way that others do, and that is both his curse and his story....
Jocale (The Alliance Series), by Brenda RothertCora Horton was born to serve Eden. Shes one of hundreds of women created for just that purpose.  And after four years of grueling training as one of the elite Jocale soldiers, she intends to serve Eden well when she joins the military of the parent community of Meridian. But a new assignment near the end of her training changes everything for Cora. She shifts from a warrior gifted with empathic abilities to the promised wife of a Meridian general overnight, robbing her of all she has worked for.  Silas Abernathy is the Commissioner of the Alliance Community of Spero, and the leader of the hunting party that rescues Cora after she makes a daring escape from Meridian. He is strong, commanding and committed to his responsibilitie...
Night Hawk, by J.E. TaylorSelling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.  Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Marks deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.  When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.  Imprisoned in bottomless ...
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The June Bridesmaid (Twelve Months of Romance - June), by Margaret LakeThe June Bridesmaid (sequel to March Madness)  Betty has never cared about her appearance. Why should she bother when men were always throwing themselves at her anyway' But not Brian OMalley. He has eyes only for Bettys friend, Angie, or so he would lead her to believe. Just when she decides to change her look, goaded into it by Brians insulting comments, he flies off to Ireland for an indefinite stay.   Bettys plans for seduction (or revenge) have to be put on hold until Brian returns for his best friends wedding. But when Brian finally shows up at the rehearsal, Betty finds her own game turned against her by the handsome, brooding Irishman....
Valle of the Lawless, by Lee MartinMatt Landry is fed up with politics and his life in Washington as a delegate. So he returns to Wyoming Territory to marry his fianc Adrian Driscoll, an elegant young woman he met during a brief courtship in Cheyenne. With Adrian as his bride, he intends to start his own spread, and have the family hes always wanted.   But Matt has no idea that Adrians father King Driscoll, is a corrupt rancher, who has control of the entire cattle market in northern Wyoming; that Adrians brother Kirby is a twisted sadist who loves to inflict pain; and that King will stop at nothing, even murder, to stay in power.   When Matt steps in to help a young widow, whose husband is murdered on King Driscolls orders, his life takes a...
Serving Time (Servants of Time), by Nadine DuccaLife and death have been industrialized. The Forge, the birthplace of every soul, is a rumbling factory owned by the goddess Time, managed by Lucifer, and powered by the labor of demons and imps. In this dystopian world, a renegade interplanetary pilot running from his past doesn't stand a chance.  Handling Neptunian meth and dodging security cannons are all in a days work for Tristan Crossnot that he's one to complain. Working for the smuggling company StarCorp is an improvement over what he used to do for a living.  However, when StarCorp gives Tristan a one-way ticket into the brainwashedand disturbingly suicidalLoyal League, he decides to run from the company and start a new life in the only safe haven he...
Black Forest (Arthur Murray Thrillers), by David ThayerIn post war Europe Arthur Murray hunted Nazis. In post war America Arthur is home from the war, working as an insurance investigator in Manhattan. Its the era of the space program and rockets that will one day carry us to the moon.  The scientists working on the Redstone project include Germans who worked on the V2 program at places like Peenemunde; one of them is targeted for abduction by the Israelis and Arthur finds himself caught between opposing forces. For him its a journey back in time, but now it seems the Nazis are hunting him....
Ghosts of the Black Rose (Land of Enchantment Trilogy Series BOOK 2), by Belinda Vasquez GarciaThe Witch Narratives Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment Trilogy BOOK 1 is ?2013 BEST FANTASY INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARDS finalist (winner tba 5/30 in NYC). The book was, also, 2012 Best Fantasy New Mexico Arizona BOOK AWARDS finalist! The story continues in Ghosts of the Black Rose (Land of Enchantment Trilogy BOOK 2), a novel glowing with rich Southwestern Mythology and witchcraft, and the locations of historic Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Strange things ...
The Witch Hunter, by Annette GisbyWith the death of her father and brothers, Lady Katherine has no protection and is suffering unwelcome attentions from Sir Robert, a neighbour knight who has always cast an envious eye over her father's lands. Now with her relatives out of the way, Sir Robert tries to woo the reluctant Katherine.  After many rejections of his advances, Sir Robert incarcerates Lady Katherine in his dungeons, accusing her of witchcraft and sorcery. Despite the privations of the dungeon, Katherine will not give in and still refuses to marry him, no matter the cost.   One day Sir Robert announces that he has sent for the notorious witch hunter, Lord William Alden and she will suffer the trial by ordeal. Katherine has little to do but wait fo...
Soul Mates, by Jeanne DonnellyShe was dying. Her life draining away on a hot city sidewalk and she gave it up willingly. Life had been hard and she was ready. With a jolt and a prayer she awakens in Heaven.   Through her flows all the joy and wonder of existence and she comes face to face with God. Overwhelmed, she begs to reincarnate to share this wonderful message of Gods unconditional love with those on earth. Will God give her this chance'   One thing before she goes, Please, she begs. I want to be blond and petite and find my soul mate in this new life.  Poof! She wakes up on earth as one of the smallest dogs on the planet!   Does God have a sense of humor or what'...
The Sleeping Dragons of Texas or The Teardrop of Death, by Taylor MichaelsSome called it the biggest and best kept mystery in Houston, maybe all of Texas. People died, people killed others, but who was responsible' Chief Engineer Fritz is smart, tough and hard nosed. A self-proclaimed murder investigator and a professional dragon slayer.  As long as the dragons stayed where they belonged, they slept and everyone lived in paradise. When the dragons got out, it was hell on Earth, or in that unlucky plant where they escaped. Dragon tongues of fire burning anyone or anything in their way.   It takes two days to stop the plant and the hurricane hits tomorrow. Millions of dollars are made every day the plant runs and many more millions are lost if it's stopped. Your job is at stake if you shutdown, ...
How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories, by Cherise KelleyAccording to the US Census Bureau's 2012 report on America's Families and Living Arrangements, less than half of marriage-aged Americans are married: 49.3%. The percentage goes up once we turn 35, but so does the rate of birth defects.   Boyfriends make excuses like "Marriage is just a piece of paper," and "Living together is just as good as being married." Many women who value the commitment of marriage and/or the stability it affords for raising children have a hard time getting him to marry us in this environment. This book is written for the woman in this predicament. Her boyfriend has proposed not marriage, but living together.   You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that r...
The Children and The Blood, by Megan Joel PetersonA forgotten life.  A secret war.  Eight years ago, an exploding gas main killed Ashley's family and left her with a childhood she can't remember. Eight years later, the forgotten past is behind her and life on her isolated farm is all she knows.  Until that past comes looking for her.  Until men with superhuman powers hunt her down in the night, determined to take everything she loves away from her again....
Season of Bliss, by Craig AllenA Red Adept Select story.  When Jester came to Sashas world, their lives changed forever.  Jester belongs to one of the many colonies of humanity that spread across the galaxy eons ago. His people merely wish to reach out to Sashas people in friendship as fellow descendants of humanity.  But Jester has arrived on Sashas world on the eve of the Bliss, a madness that is both overwhelming and necessary for the survival of her people. The changes she experiences, changes they experience every two years, draw her to Jester in ways that both excite and terrify her. For Jester is ignorant of not only the Bliss, but also to the meaning of the one word that binds Sasha's people together, a word they always thou...
The Legionnaire: Origins, by SJ Parkinson(Book One of the The Legionnaire Series)  At a remote French Foreign Legion fort in the middle of the Algerian desert, Sergent tienne Martin drinks himself numb every night. A paratrooper, talented soldier, and respected Non-Commissioned Officer, the alcohol is his way of escaping the oppressive atmosphere of the camp. Under the iron hand of Colonel Rochon, no breach of the rules is tolerated and fear rules the base.  Anger, frustration, and desperation are the norm as Martin endures the last three years of his contract. Morale plummets, and desertions are frequent. Life inside the fort walls becomes an endless grind.  Martin discovers millions of Euros have been taken from the fort accounts for personal gain...
Into the Fire (The Mieshka Files, Book One), by K. Gorman"I've got magic'" "I'm afraid so."  ---  Secure under its Mage-powered shield, Lyarne ignores the war that has taken the rest of the country.  Inside its borders, refugees are first pitied, then assimilated.  Mieshka knows this well. Coping with the loss of her mother and the grief of her father, she keeps her head down at school and maintains a neutral stance with her new Lyarnese friend.  Things change when she meets the Fire Mage. There's a lot more to this cityand herselfthan she could imagine.   And Lyarne's shield is not as impenetrable as the city would believe  Approximately 56000 words.  ALERT: There is some swearing and fighting inside. M...
Rebel Elements (Seals of the Duelists), by Jasmine GiacomoBayan's struggles to hide his emerging elemental magic from his ?family fail spectacularly in front of a visiting imperial eunuch named Philo, ?and he realizes that there is a worse fate than becoming a mountain-dwelling Skycaller: ?the empire will claim him as a Duelist.  Before Philo can deliver Bayan to the Duelist Academy for ?training, bandits ambush their retinue and leave behind a mysterious trinket. While ?Philo tracks down its true importance through ancient archives and noble manors, ?Bayan struggles to fit in at the Academy, where his anger at his situation gets ?him into as much trouble as his outlander appearance. Worse, his rage poisons ?his magic, making him a threat to his he...
Frantic (new adult romance) (Never Leave Me, #1), by Eileen Cruz ColemanFrantic is episode one of the Never Leave Me Series. It is fast paced at approximately 9,000 words. Twenty-three-year-old Jadie has a secret. She hadn't seen her father since she was sixteen years old. One morning on her way to her new job, she stops to offer a homeless person a bottle of water. The man is her father. Unable to accept this reality, Jadie runs from him and desperately attempts to lead a normal life. But, then she meets Reece, an aspiring writer who is determined to win Jadie's heart. Jadie wants nothing more but to surrender her heart to him, but her broken past, and her secret keeps her from doing so....
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Kingdom of Nothing, by Casey HollingsheadWhen the Inquisition takes his daughter hostage, a retired bounty hunter returns for one final job: to kill the world's last female orc.   The only problem' His best friend is an eight-foot tall, warrior greenskin.  "Kingdom of Nothing" is a dark fantasy thriller about the lives we lead -- and the lives we leave....
Connections (Jack Contino Crime Stories), by Steven P. MariniSome people seek out connections. Jack Contino does it for a living. A cop knows how to link people and events. Maria Falcone connects people and places: the city of Boston, a rural New Hampshire college town, a Boston hit man, a college professor . . .  Jack Contino is a veteran cop with the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department. He often works with the FBI; a gangland massacre puts him in pursuit of a killer, but the trail takes an unexpected turn.  Maria connects by leading a double life: college coed during the week; high priced call girl on weekends. A professor loves her. A mobster uses her. Her future depends on one of them.  Ben Secani learned to kill for his country in Vietnam and finds op...
Chrysalis: The Awakening (A Vampire and Werewolf Romance), by K Grace              "The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one Step."  Lao Tzu    On her way to a world of possibilities, and a chance to leave her past behind, Kat's life is torn apart by tragedy and loss, hastening the development of new and astonishing abilities.   Powerful enemies have been waiting for such a one.  Savior to some and the downfall of others, Kat falls into a world of suspicion and subterfuge as she starts college at Colorado State.   Nave about who she is, what she can do, and the power she has, Kat falls for Gavin, the dark, mysterious son of the McIntyre clan.  The clan is her protector, her savior and quite possibly her enemy.   As her abiliti...
ALOT TO SAY, SUMTHIN TO TALK ABOUT, by MSCHELLThis book is written to inspire, uplift, or just give you something to think about. A bad dayweve all had one; loss of a loved onememories last forever. A frienemy indeed is not the friend you need. Real talk about everyday life and trying to maintain.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy one unique read....
Destiny, by Duane GundrumFor centuries, the Eden System has existed peacefully alongside the war-mongering Empire of Earth because the Empire was too far away from Eden to make a difference. After an Empire spy steals Eden's lightspeed technology, the Empire launches an invasion against Eden's weak fleet, decimating all of their forces except for the resilient Thurston Seven, captained by Rem Nilan. Facing imminent defeat, the Eden Council entrusts a grave mission to Laura Bontein from the Zeus Colonies, a system destroyed by the Empire years before. Her mission is a simple task: Go to Earth and kill the emperor. Pretty simple.  Laura has abilities and technology of which neither Eden nor the Empire is familiar. None of this does her any good once she dis...
Cure (Panacea), by Brian KittrellTop 10 in Hot New Releases for High Tech Science Fiction on Amazon, March, 2013  Product description for Cure, 30,000 words (approx.) novella:  The combined effort of medical advancement reaches for a single endpoint: Panacea, a cure for all diseases and the last medication you will ever need. But when that day comes, to what lengths will men go to possess its secrets'  Cure is a near-future science fiction novella which explores the coming innovations in nanomedicine and nanotechnology and the fragile nature of our own existence....
The Union, by Gina RobinsonLove is a dangerous deception Gem, Idaho.  1892  HE KNEW THE DANGERS OF GOING UNDERCOVER  After killing Irish union thug McCullough in self-defense and assuming his identity, private detective John Dietz is worried that his cover is blown. Sent to the Silver Valley to infiltrate the miners union and uncover their plans to blow up an important mine, hes ready for anything. Except falling in love with the beautiful fiance of the man he killed.  BUT FALLING IN LOVE WAS NEVER PART OF THE PLAN  Keely Byrne fell in love with her fianc through the mail. Now seeing him in person, hes even more attractive and sexy than she imagined. But as Keely gets to know him, and falls more deeply in love...
The Escort, by Gina RobinsonTrue love runs deep.  ON THE WAY TO MEET HER HUSBAND Young, beautiful Italian mail-order bride Angelina DAlessandro is married by proxy to an older man shes never mether only chance to escape the poverty of Italy for the hope of a new life in America. But to join him in the wilderness of Idaho in 1899 shes not allowed to travel alone. Now shes torn between duty and desire as she fights her growing attraction to her handsome and enigmatic escort.  SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER ESCORT Mine owner and explosives expert Tonio Domani prefers to travel alone. In his line of work he cant afford distractions. Against his better judgment hes coerced into playing chaperone to a beautiful and tempting brid...
The Benefits of Line Dancing, by Edward ShullJim Morgan is living the life he always wanted. He's a promising young entertainment lawyer, on the verge of representing the Hollywood elite, and engaged to Emily, a beautiful, smart lawyer at his firm. He's so happy, he almost doesn't think about Amanda, the girl who ripped his heart out 8 years ago.  But one phone call changes all that, taking Jim from the glitz of Los Angeles to the small town of Ashford, Alabama, to save Amanda from going to prison. Jim knows he'll need help, so he's bringing the best criminal defense lawyer he knows: Emily, his fiancee.  Jim and Amanda's last chapter has yet to be written. And with Emily in the mix, how can this possibly end well'...
The Inn of Fallen Leaves, by Mitch DaviesIn the turmoil of Japan, before the banishment of the samurai class, a disillusioned samurai, Itashima Chobei, is confronted by Akiyama, a samurai on a mysterious errand for his powerful leader. Their conflicted worlds lead to a battle of wits, ego and pursuit. In the middle is a beautiful woman, Miyo, attached to one, coveted by the other.   Cho, after having been forced by his clan to perform atrocities, works as a yojimbo and handyman for a second-tier inn along the Nakasendo Highway. Akiyama is a samurai from Mito province who is loyal to his clan. When Akiyama's Daimyo Lord is forced to stay at the inn, improvements must be made, and the Mito samurai demands that the inn make those changes according to the Mito Leader's requi...
The Freedom Diet - The Simple 6 Step System for Fast, Easy and Permanent Weight Loss, by John A. TigheThe Freedom Diet The Simple 6 Step System for Fast, Easy and Permanent Weight Loss   Why is it that so many diets dont work'   Or that they work short term, but that the weight ends up coming back as soon as the diet stops'   Surely weight loss doesnt have to be so difficult' Surely there must be some way to end the cycle of struggling to lose a few pounds only to gain them back over the next few weeks'  The good news is that losing weight really doesnt have to be that hard. But it has to be done the right way. In other words, successful weight loss has to be based on the way our bodies actually work and not on the latest diet fad or gimmick. And, of co...
Shadows of Tockland, by Jeffrey Aaron MillerIn this post-apocalyptic adventure, David Morr runs away from an unhappy home to join a small traveling circus. Here he meets a quirky assortment of characters--the beautiful and mischievous Annabelle, the clever and manipulative Telly, the brutish Karl, the brooding and troubled Gooty, and the enigmatic and possibly psychotic Cakey. Each one of them will test and challenge David, as he struggles to come out of his shell and embrace his new life on the stage.  But the world is full of sickness, and life on the road is fraught with peril. A plague sweeps across the land, turning ordinary people into mindless monsters, transforming friendly audiences into rampaging hordes. Soon, the performers find themselves fighting for their live...
A Lick of Immortality (Left Hand Adventures), by Arwen JayneSally suddenly finds herself with an urge to prowl the night and jump onto roofs but she doesn't know why. Her boyfriend looks like he's smitten but has to go away for several weeks.  Only a couple of the town's immortals seem to know why and they're not telling. Amongst all the goings on an immortal trapped in stone in a crystal lined cave in the Himalayas seems to be part of the puzzle but he needs to be freed by love.  The Shang, a mysterious race of sentient beings that came to the earth long ago watch over him but they are having their own problems with the enemy....
The Ghost of Sherwood, by Wilson HarpKing Richard is dead.   With King John on the throne, the Sheriff of Nottingham knows he will soon be replaced by one of the new king's favorite men. The only way he can survive the constant vagaries of political whim is to become wealthy in his own right. And the easiest way to do this is to see the king's taxes fall into his own pocket. When the thefts are reported, he will simply claim that a band of bandits has taken up residence in Sherwood Forest and has stolen the money. A good idea and it works. That is until King John decides the sheriff needs some help in hunting down the bandits.  Sir Guy is dispatched to Nottingham with a unit of French soldiers under his command. A ruthless man, Sir Guy will not stop until t...
The Three Fifths Fugitive, by Nathan WilliamsLukas Dvorakpacifist, scientist, and circus acrobat is living his ideal life working as a research analyst for his employer Brooklyn Capital Management, an obscure Wall Street firm located away from the Wall Street establishment in Brooklyn, New York.  On an ordinary weekday, this life is inexplicably turned upside down when he is abducted and accused of stealing $15 million from his employer.  Faced with a new reality, Dvorak must rely on his own wits and resourcefulness developed from his past experiences as a refugee from war-torn Grozny, Chechnya and as a young American immigrant.         Dvorak is pitted against enemies seen and unseen as he races to track down the identity of his abductors before his past catches up wi...
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Euthanasia, by Mack MullunceyShe lies on the cold, metal table--clad in a loose, white paper dress--waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim.  When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced that she must find the man who brutalized her to make a family for her dead daughter.  Anti-abortion crusader Tobin Bartell wouldnht have it any other way. As The Leader of The Movement, when he's not organizing protests or giving speeches, he's orchest...
Her Kind of Man, by Elaine CantrellIs it possible shes finally found Her Kind of Man?   Ross Williams has been in love with Kara Cochrane since they were kids so when Kara's fianc Brandon Miles cheats on her and calls off their weddingRoss steps in to rescue the damsel in distress.   A heartbroken Kara just wants to get on with her life and hunky Ross provides her with a definite distractionthat is until she starts falling for him. Big time.   But a devastating family secret threatens to destroy everything that Kara holds dearincluding her relationship with Ross....
Follow the White Rabbit (Beautiful Madness), by Kellie SheridanFor centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alices visit, the realm has become taintedalmost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.  For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, theyll have one chance to use Wonderlands own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate ...
RED MOUNTAIN (Detective DiPino Thriller), by David ThayerRed Mountain The identity of every undercover cop in New York City is in the hands of a murderer. After the chief of NYPD's Intelligence Division is murdered veteran detective Mickey Reidel is assigned to investigate. Walt Bergman's body has been found in a house no one knew he owned. During a harrowing night Mickey races to avert a catastrophe. His bosses believe it was a terrorist act but Mickey suspects Walt's wife, Michelle, a woman with whom he shares a dark secret.  RED MOUNTAIN is the second book to feature Armand DiPino and Mickey Reidel but the book is a standalone thriller and can be read as such....
Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars -a story of our times-, by Rivera SunActivist Henrietta Owens is hurtling toward the coal company like a 'social terrorist in a hijacked plane' fueled by the necessity of change.  Every word she says is true . . . and people know it.  Coal company lawyer Jack Dalton's world is about to implode.    With her infant in her arms, Henrietta shakes the nation awake with some tough-loving truth about coal, climate change, and the future of humanity.  The coal company wants her stopped at any cost.  Jack Dalton's morality and career collide as the boss threatens to use murder, tear gas, imprisonment and violence.  The stakes are high:  life, death, the extinction of humanity.  Jack's wife crosses the line of loyalty, his daughter lectures him on heroism, the Appalachians fom...
Rys Rising: Book I, by Tracy Falbe"I blame myself for not preparing my domain properly to defend itself. I was playing at games in the forest when I should have been at home he stopped speaking as grief clamped his throat. Images of his wife and son pierced his mind with sharp regret. He wrung his hands, rubbing his fingers over his knuckles and contemplating the blue tattoos. The tattoos wrapped his wrists with blue stags and sunbursts, marking him as a lord-born.  Lord no more, he thought.  But a lord among outlaws he will become. His name is Amar, and Onja a magical rys female has saved him for her own purposes. Supported by her power, Amar will rise to become a potent warlord, dreaded by kings. The people will call him dro-shalum, meaning curse...
Roses A - Z (A to Z Nature Photo Books), by Deborah CarneyA set of books that identify full color images of roses. Due to the size of the completed books, we have broken Roses A to Z into two books, varieties that start with A through L and M through Z.  All identifications were made from tags attached to or near the rose bushes as they were photographed. Any bush without a tag is not included in this book.   We hope you enjoy this Coffee Table book that fits on your Kindle and brings a breath of Spring into your day.  Best viewed on Kindle color apps, or Kindle Fire, but still looks good in Black and White.  Roses in this volume are: Abraham Darby Shrub Rose Agnes Rose Alba Rose Altaica Rose Altissima Climbing Rose Barn Dance R...
Killing to Know (Calvin Hobbs), by Sean Van DammeCalvin Hobbs is a cantankerous retired Richmond Police officer who runs a small Private Investigative service, comprising of himself, and himself, having alienated just about everybody in his life over the years.  Hobbs will take just about any case, a policy that has got him into trouble before and continues to do so. Hobbs has been contracted by the disowned son of a local Mob boss to steal a copy of his fathers will. Seeing as how the old man was already dead, Hobbs didnt know how it would help the young doctor and he didnt ask. Questions always led to trouble, and this case was trouble.  Hobbs doesnt know just how much until the bodies start to pile up and the twists and turns threaten to become more then he can wo...
Finding Romeo (The Romeo Trilogy), by Joana JamesLies, betrayal and deceit. Thats what Daynia gets when all she really wants is her Romeo, someone to save her from the dead end she calls her life. When Richard rides in, shes convinced that hes the one and latches on, hanging on to him for dear life. If only  Richard is haunted by his own past and finds Daynia to be a welcomed distraction. When ex-girlfriend Kayla returns to claim her beau, Richard is left with a decision that he is unwilling to make.   How much is a girl willing to take before she realizes that her dream Romeo is really a nightmare'...
Unraveled, by S.X. BradleySixteen year old math whiz, Autumn, spends her days reading about serial killers and dreaming of becoming an FBI Profiler. She never dreams her first case will be so personal. Her world is shattered when she comes home from school and discovers her murdered sisters body on the living room floor. When the initial evidence points to a burglary gone wrong, Autumn challenges the polices theory because of the personal nature of the crime. Thinking that finding the killer will bring her family back together, she conducts her own investigation using her affinity for math and forensics, but her plan backfires and her obsession with the case further splinters her family.  When her investigation reveals the killer is someone she knows...
An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans #1), by Natalie G. Owens"A fast-paced ... lovable romp" -- Mallory Heart Reviews.  Two lovers separated by an evil curse. A desperate quest through time.  A love that wants to beat all odds. And all the while, deadly danger brews around a two-thousand-year-old secret society and the enemy that lives to decimate it.  "...'Til the end of my life, I shall belong to you as your husband."  That was the promise Adrian made to Emmaline. And then, he was gone forever...  It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and British Society teems with excitement at th...
In The Flesh (Children of Flesh), by K. L. ZolnoskiMankind's ancient curse has ravaged the world and even crept to the very doorstep of The Temple of The Three Waterfalls.  Generations-old treaties have spared the temple and those who call it home.   Evadne, only daughter of the Holy Sybil, is content to remain hidden away in the remote mountain temple and study her craft.  But things are changing in the outside world.  The emissary of a foreign prince has been sent to take Evadne away.  Whispers of strange prophecies are heard from behind thick stone walls and the rumor of a powerful oracle to the east has the temple soothsayers involved.   Change is on the wind.  Far away from the temple two brothers have discovered a  lost continent.   The promise of long lost technol...
Blind Dating: A Light-Hearted Romantic Comedy, by Kerry TaylorWhen mid-40s, divorced, single-mother-of-three Kimberly, realizes her own mother has more of a life than she does, she decides to do something about it. Encouraged by success stories from people at work, she joins a dating chat room, ICQ, which starts to rock her world.    All of a sudden shes a swinging single, online, with extreme dates, a little dirty talk, and a sense of her new, sexy self until that fateful moment when her long-time chat-room buddy, LonelySingle, wants to meet.    Are you trying to find a man on Facelook?" her mom questions, after years of being told it is Facebook!    What if he doesnt like her? What if she doesnt like him? These are the thoughts inside her head.    What happens ...
Garland Roses, by Kathryn L.M. ReynoldsWhat would you do, if a menacing stalker was threatening your life? For Kathy Meadows this isnt a philosophical question, but a fact of life. A psychotic madman who calls himself, The Doctor, is stalking her calling her at all hours, day and night. When famous rock star Joel Garland learns of the danger he steps in to protect her, and enlists his cousin, Nicholas Stone, to help capture the creep.    Disgruntled at having been roped into chaperoning her three teenaged nieces to a Garland Rose concert, Kathy Meadows is not happy to be there. The only positive aspect in having been so manipulated by her siblings, was the fact that here at the concert, she wasnt being hounded by the parade of bachelors her matchmaking parents kept sett...
Shrouded in Mystery (Shrouded Series), by H. D. ThomsonBook 2 in the Shrouded Series  1st place in Beacon Contest under the Paranormal Category. 1st place in the Emily West Houston Chapter RWA Contest Paranormal Category Honorable Mention from On the Far Side Contest from the Fantasy Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Finalist in First Coast Romance Writers Unpublished Beacon Contest  John Davenport wakes from a car accident with a dead man beside him and a duffle bag in the back seat with over one hundred thousand dollars in cash and a loaded gun. He has no memory of his past or how he got there. His only clues are a photo with the address of a shelter and a drivers license with the name of Clark Kent. They lead him to Boston, but once there, he...
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Delivering this a day early as I'll be on the road tomorrow. Enjoy these newly-published and/or undiscovered books!

Blind Dating: A Light-Hearted Romantic Comedy, by Kerry TaylorWhen mid-forties, divorced, single-mother-of-three, Kimberly, realizes her own mother has more of a life than she does, she decides to do something about it. Encouraged by success stories from people at work, she joins a dating chat room, ICQ, which starts to rock her world. All of a sudden shes a swinging single, online, with extreme dates, a little dirty talk, and a sense of her new, sexy self until that fateful moment when her long-time chat-room buddy, LonelySingle, wants to meet. "Are you trying to find a man on Facelook'" her Mom questions, after years of being told it is Facebook! What if he doesnt like her? What if she doesnt like him? These are the thoughts, inside her head.  What happens n...
Bodies Under 95 (Calvin Hobbs), by Sean Van DammeThe Stranger has given him a reprieve and allowed Calvin Hobbs, Private Investigator, to return to Richmond. He attempts to pick up his life and find a case that will add some meaning to it once again. Before long he is neck deep in trouble.   Calvins friend Dr. Edward Koch is heading an archeological dig under a college parking lot believed to be an old slave burial ground. Instead of finding slaves though, Edward digs up the body of a recently buried man. Faced with losing his dig and doing the right thing, or just finding out who the young man is on the sly, Edward calls the only person he can think of to help him, his old friend Calvin Hobbs.   Hobbs reluctantly takes the case that will lead him through some of th...
Fugue in C Minor, by Vince DickinsonSongwriter Max Edgars is married to alluring record exec Elleny Edgars, drives a Jaguar and lives in luxury. But he cant remember any of it. Elleny says he just hit his head. But a strange thin man claims a witch abducted him. Then an old man says he must have run away from his past life. Max wonders why he cant write new songs. Why wont Elleny answer his questions' And why is the thin man so familiar' Max takes a detour after a gig in KC, and heads to Iowa to unlock the mystery of his past....
Evie's Knight (#1 The Knight Series), by Kimberly KreyRomance that's clean without losing the steam. When Evie falls in love with Calvin Knight, their young, virtuous romance conjures a truly wicked spell.  Evie always thought her eighteenth year would be magical, but so far it's not what she hoped for. Her best friend has gone wild, her love life is void, and she misses her mom more than ever. But life for Evie is about to change. Calvin Knight, the object of her fascination, is about to fall madly in love with her. Just one problem: Their love conjures a murderous woman from beyond the grave who wants Evie dead. The same demon who has haunted the Knight men for over four generations. Soon Calvin is forced to make a choice: Set Evie free and hope to evade the wrath of The Raven- hai...
Jayne Doe, by a story written by a girlJayne is my sister. Johnny is her boyfriend. A week ago he murdered me. Today he put Jayne in the hospital. Tomorrow he's going to die. I'll make sure of that....
Shakespeare v Lovecraft: A Horror Comedy Mash-Up featuring Shakespeare's Characters and Lovecraft's Creatures, by H.P. LovecraftWe are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.   William Shakespeare  In his house at Rlyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.  Howard Phillips Lovecraft.    In the same putrid vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shakespeare v. Lovecraft slithers hideously onto the literary mash-up scene, whispering of cosmic horrors and eldritch tales whilst espousing sweet soliloquys and profoundly contemplating mankinds place in the universe.   Prospero, driven dangerously insane by prolonged exposure to the dread Necronomicon, makes a terrible pact with the titanic alien beast known only as Cthulhu. Now only his enchantress daughter Miranda and...
Killer Abs: A Body (Pump) Horror Comedy, by D R O'BrienTwenty-something accountant Matt Warner enrols at an exclusive weight loss resort with his career on the line should he fail to shed the pounds from his paunchy frame.    Before long the accountant realises that his girth is the least of his problems as there is something deeply wrong with the Phoenix Resort where its no gain and all pain.   Its a serving of full fat fear for the guests who must fight for their lives to survive the week.   Matt Warner is going to lose weight, or die trying.   Killer Abs is an 11,403 word short body (pump) horror comedy, with content for mature audiences.   Previous praise for the Authors work:   I think that you will enjoy the way Mr. O...
The Many Lives of Avery Snow (Past Lives Series), by Christy SloatAvery Snow led a boring, no thrills life. After her father left the family when she was young, Averys mother died when she was only twelve, leaving her all alone except for her Aunt Paulina. Now, at twenty-six, Avery is very used to being lonely. She enjoys her job at Sunrise Estates, its the one place where she doesnt feel left out. Her boss, Kerri, is her best friend and Lucy OShea, a resident at the home, is a good friend to her as well. The night Lucy dies in Averys arms she delivers a haunting message to Avery. She tells her that there is a man looking for her from a past life. And he will stop at nothing to have her.  Now Avery is unable sleep for more than a few hours, her dreams are keeping her awake. S...
The Irish Flapper, by Catherine StackThe Irish Flapper, is a novel set in Manhattan during the exciting Roaring Twenties about a young Irish womans journey to America to fulfill her contrasting dreams of wealth and artistic expression. Once in America she awakens to the stark difference between her dreams and the disillusioning reality of an immigrants life. It is her new friends, flamboyant cousin and her new found love that make life in the big city an unforgettable adventure.   In America she encounters her wildly flamboyant cousin Isabelle who just happens to be the IT actress of the moment and the girlfriend of a notorious dangerous gangster. Isabelle introduces her to the enticing, glamorous but ultimately empty and deceptive world of fame and fortu...
A Suite Life (Suite Love Series, Book Two), by Sue GibsonFrustrated landscape painter Delaney Forbes finally quits her day job and is free to escape her stifling home town of Buttermilk Falls, Ontario. Nothing can stand in the way of her dream of a year spent painting in Paris -- nothing except an inopportune fire that temporarily compromises her finances, followed by a lucrative short-term job offer from handsome hotelier and absolutely confirmed bachelor Trey Sullivan. While living in adjacent penthouse suites, Delaney dreams of painting in Paris and Trey determines to avoid the career-killing ties of love and marriage, goals immediately jeopardized by their mutual attraction. But their agreement to a no-strings romance soon falters as the pair begins to realize the depth of their feelings for ...
The Zapp Imbroglio (Zack & Milton), by Jos Van BrusselZack Zapp and Milton Burdass-Nuttall, two unemployed young poops, are tricked into signing up as priests by a fast-talking church recruiter, who forgot to mention priests don't date. Enjoying a night out on the town, they are secretly filmed kissing the same lemon-haired girl, the footage posted on her website. When Zack next falls in love with a British spy and Milton with a CIA operative, the two reluctant clerics set out on a mission to destroy the incriminating footage before they are revealed not only as men of the cloth but also libertines of the worst kind. Before long they are up to their clerical collars burgling bishops, blackmailing cardinals and even taking a crack at the papal safe....
March of the Cogsmen (Galvanic Century), by Michael CoorlimGalvanic Century is set in an alternate steampunk world where the reign of Queen Victoria has extended well into the early 20th century. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.  It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske -- airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul -- and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.  ...
Identity Theft (Hunter Gamble), by John AbramowitzA man walks into the Texas Capitol. Shots ring out. A young aide lies dead. The killer's excuse' He was under a spell.  Sounds like a job for Hunter Gamble, right'  Wrong. After his disastrous "victory" in the trial of Samuel Pollard, Hunter has turned his back on defending oppressed vampires, mages, and zombies. Having accepted a position at his father's giant litigation firm, he's trying the glamorous cases, working in a corner office, and making a six-figure salary--and hating every minute of it.  As Hunter plots his exit strategy, he finds himself inexorably drawn to the case of the Capitol shooter, who is an old friend from law school. As he works to clear his friend, Hunter discovers that there is much mo...
Right and Left Grand: A Darla King Novel, by Rosalee RichlandRight and Left Grand is a cozy mystery set in the context of squaredancing. Darla, the sleuth and heroine in this novel, never dreamed that her midlife career change to square dance caller would place her in a position to assist law enforcement officials in solving crimes.  But when an unconscious stranger turns up on the ranch of one of her dance club members, her specialized knowledge may hold the key to the identity of his assailants.  Darla, along with her close friends from the Clearton Squares, ends up in the thick of things -- and in danger....
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Circe, by Jessica PenotWhen Dr. David Black takes an internship at a very old psychiatric hospital back home in Alabama, he vows two thingsthat he will be a better husband to his beautiful and loving wife Pria, and that he will stop cheating on her.  Then his enigmatic supervisor Dr. Cassie Allen, a self-proclaimed witch with ties to the underworld, begins to draw him into her darkness. David finds it hard to resist her wicked sensuality, but even harder to resist her evil pull.  As strange and violent deaths pile up left and right, David realizes that Cassies psychotic behavior is connected to the mysterious hospital itself. There a demonic force threatens to destroy everything that David holds dearhis wife, his family, even his very...
Zaire's Golden Babies, by Charles LeisterThe overnight disappearance of hospitalized infants and the flourishing clandestine market in coffee, valuable minerals and ores along the eastern frontier of the country, gradually coalesce to form an ugly puzzle. In the setting of real-life Zaire and the Great Lakes region of central Africa, three bank investigators provoke retaliation by corrupt government officials. An attractive and skilled fraud investigator from Mauritius finds herself working closely, perhaps too closely, with a charming but discredited banker from California and a Zairian lawyer with intriguing skills. After government secrets are revealed by the investigators, a suicide thrusts the American to the top position of the African bank where he has been given asylum. Th...
CHRONICLES OF JONGLEUR, THE STORYTELLER, by Sandra GallimoreChronicles of Jongleur, The Storyteller is an historical fiction novel of the middle ages. It is a time of persecution of the Cathar's, a sect who would one day be called Protestants. The fact is between 1200 and 1300 thousands of Cathar's fell prey to the Roman Church and its inquisitors, tortured, and burned at the stake . This epic tale is of four generations of one fictional family trying to survive in those dangerous times. They are not just any family, but the descendants of Mary Magdalene, the historical woman of the Bible,which legends in France tell us fled there in the first century. What if those pre-Christian beliefs were the strict laws of the Cathars' How would her descendants have survived' Meet matriarch Grandmere,who has kn...
The Genesis (Blood of Ages, #1), by K. L. KerrA Stolen Power. An Unstoppable Corporation. A Vampire God. The vampires of Dayson City are preparing for war. Having lived in constant fear of the Archway Corporation for decades, desperation has forced them into action. Their solution is to bring the First vampire, Alistair, back from the dead, a warrior famed for eradicating entire armies in the name of his kind.  For fledgling vampire Catrina Malinka, the fabled return of some unknown deity falls low on her list of concerns. Between fending off strangers trying to kill her in her dreams, or trying to rein in an uncontrollable power that no one else even understands let alone shares, Catrina is forced to fight her assumed role in the war against Archway, which threat...
The Meridian Gamble, by Daniel GarciaHave you ever wished you could remember a past life'  Meridian is an average girl living in New York or so she thinks. But everything changes when she meets Adam. Hes all you could want in a man; gorgeous, charming, intelligent, successful. The only problem is, hes a vampire.    Though she resists the relationship at first, Meridian finds that shes overwhelmed by her attraction to Adam, and the thought that she knows him from the past. But how far back does the past reach' Meridian slowly begins to discover that shes one of the Luminos, a race of people who have the ability to remember all of their past lives, who are locked in an eternal war with the vampires. And Adam has been searching for her througho...
Drug Money, by Brenda J. CarltonIn 1934 Henry Dresher had an old money family background, a prestigious law degree, a social-climbing wife, two young daughters and an empty bank account. His key assets were his wits and his contacts which, just before his untimely death, he parlayed into a new fortune that his current day descendents do not know exists.   Joanne works in a powerless position at multinational Nightingale Pharmaceuticals unaware that her great-grandfather was an original owner of the company. At first she assumes that her sister Gerry is getting a little crazy when Gerry discovers what she thinks is a connection between the family and the company. As Joanne's work life in drug development steadily deteriorates, Gerry accumulates new clues and begi...
Flash Fiction World - Volume 1, by (some stories in this book contain adult content)  Flash Fiction World (FFW) proudly presents its first collection of high quality flash fiction and short stories written by many authors from around the world, including amateur, professional and award winning authors.  Each story has been selected for its high level of quality in terms of writing skill and pure reading enjoyment. There are seventy stories of up to 1000 words, in all genres, for the reader to enjoy.  This substantial book is for lovers of flash fiction and short stories.  All  genres are included - thrillers, romance, comedy, horror, fantasy, crime and more. If your taste is for fiction that leans more to the commercial side, with fast-driven plots and ac...
Face-Off (Book One), by Stacy JubaStacy's adult mystery novels also 99 cents this week! � Head-to-Head, Skate-to-Skate, It's Winner Takes All! What might have been a dream come true has turned into a nightmare. Brad's twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J., the bright light in his father's eyes, is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he's testing his popularity with Brad's friends, eyeing Brad's girl and competing to be captain of the team. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win...not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off. Equivalent to 110 pa...
Passion Potion: A New Adult Paranormal Romance (The Golden Enchanters), by Mary Beth DanielsI knew the day wasn't going well when the ferret started to talk.  Dad insists that I'm a witch, but I have no idea how to make a cauldron boil, much less get an eye from a newt. And apparently this potion we have to make for the Supreme Bad Dude is the one that exploded and killed my mother a year ago.  To top it off, the other witches say I'm a Nix, and talking to Nixes is forbidden. Upshot: I'm on my own.  But there is this one enchanter boy. Tall, handsome, serious. He says I'm his match, and I think that means he's willing to break a few rules.  That's my kind of guy.  So if the man who killed my mom wants me to do a spell for him, sure, I'll give it a go. And maybe I'll throw in someth...
Relatively Risky (The Big Uneasy), by Pauline Baird JonesA quirky artist must unravel her parent's secret past before the mob erases her future. But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy'  Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, getting a publisher for her childrens book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind. When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfectuntil a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.  The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life: solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten. That is, until the day the quirky children's book author...
Delayed Death (Temptation in Florence), by Beate BoekerWhat do you do when you find your grandfather dead half an hour before your cousin's wedding' You hide him in his bed and tell everyone he didn't feel like coming. Delayed Death is an entertaining mystery set in Florence, Italy. When Carlina finds her grandfather dead on the day of her cousin's wedding, she decides to hide the corpse until after the ceremony. However, her grandfather was poisoned, and she becomes the attractive Inspector's prime suspect. On top of that, she has to manage her boisterous family and her luxurious lingerie store called Temptation, a juggling act that creates many hilarious situations.  Check out all the books in the "Temptation in Florence" series: Delayed Death (volumen #1) - ASIN: B00AGUZF...
2/4 Cavalry Book 8: Radio Free Mashara (Military Scifi), by Eric JohnsonFor ten years the European Space Union has been at war with the Muslim Coalition and now things are starting to come to a close.  Kush will be returned to its former masters, while Mashara will go to the European Space Union.  2/4 Cav is sent back to Mashara to help effect the handover while dealing with another enemy: military politics and the problems that arise when people use that to get ahead instead of focusing on the real mission, which is the exodus of its former masters and subsequent annexation.  And please while I would appreciate reviews of my book, please read it before making a review, thank you....
Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger, by D.M. CherubimMary Baker isnt happy. Shes bullied by a mother who hates her and her mothers boyfriend is a redneck plumber with a big gut. Its only the mysterious surprises that keep happening to her that make her life fun. Or interesting. Like the anonymous gifts that come in the mail or the flocks of black birds that follow her. Then one day, a death and a mysterious, magical stone with symbols on it, called The Eye of the Tiger, bring her great wealth and a new life attending a school of white magic.   This sometimes amusing adventure includes misspells which hit the wrong people with funny results, and real spells and rituals that have powerful and serious consequences. Mary isnt sure if her real father is true evil, but spir...
My Deliberate Mistake (A New Adult Psychological Thriller/Horror), by Claire SvendsenNew Adult Psychological Thriller/Horror Drowning was supposed to fix everything. We were meant to die together. That's not what happened.  Ana Turner goes through shrinks like normal girls run through boyfriends. They'd probably be able to help her if she ever told them what was actually wrong. But hearing the voice of your dead twin isn't exactly a minor diagnosis, especially when all Julia wants is for Ana to join her at the bottom of a lake. Only this summer Ana's not listening. Win the college scholarship. Fall in love. Stay away from water. That's the plan.  </...
Never A Wasted Crisis (Green Scale), by James SchubringWin Hewes services private jets flying into Washington, D.C., until an unscheduled arrival brings him luggage stuffed with executed intelligence officers.  A normal person would call the police, but Hewes has to protect his own CIA cover.  His unofficial investigation throws him into the crossfire between his fellow agents' private agendas and the CIA's crumbling partnership with a Mexican intelligence agency that's far too cozy with the wealthiest drug cartel around....
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Fireworks (Twelve Months of Romance - July), by Margaret Lake(sequel to April Showers and May Flowers)  Every year, Connie takes two weeks off from work, hoping to find adventure or at least something shes good at. Shes tried skiing, shes tried sailboarding, shes even tried white-water rafting and all shes succeeded in doing was making a fool of herself. Now she hopes shell find what shes been looking for at the dude ranch. But when she gets off the plane, she finds the man whos been stalking her at home is headed for the same ranch.  Barry was just as shocked to see Connie as she was to see him. In fact, he was hoping this trip would help him forget that the woman he loved couldnt stand the sight of him. Now she was here, at the ranch hed called his ...
CHRONICLES OF JONGLEUR, THE STORYTELLER, by Sandra GallimoreChronicles of Jongleur, The Storyteller is an historical fiction novel of the middle ages. It is a time of persecution of the Cathar's, a sect who would one day be called Protestants. The fact is between 1200 and 1300 thousands of Cathar's fell prey to the Roman Church and its inquisitors, tortured, and burned at the stake . This epic tale is of four generations of one fictional family trying to survive in those dangerous times. They are not just any family, but the descendants of Mary Magdalene, the historical woman of the Bible,which legends in France tell us fled there in the first century. What if those pre-Christian beliefs were the strict laws of the Cathars? How would her descendants have survived? Meet matriarch Grandmere,who has kn...
The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword Volume 1), by Duncan M. HamiltonUnique talent always attracts attention    In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams.    Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheims Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief.    Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life....
The Hunter's Sister (A Dogon-Hunters Series Novel), by Jacqueline Turner BanksFrom almost the beginning he knows they're meant to be together, but he knows their union will destroy them and he can't let that happen.  Fox is one of the oldest beings on Earth; he's as beautiful as he is deadly. He knows what her lavender scent means, but he chooses to ignore it. She's his student, his obsession, and she holds the key to unlocking his tormented soul. They know their love isn't allowed, but they can't let go. This "stand alone" novel will answer some of your questions about the mysterious Ogo (Fox), but the answers are complicated....
Hearts Unfold (Miracle at Valley Rise--Book One), by Karen WelchRevised Edition Published September 24, 2012  Print Length 376 pages.  A secret Christmas homecoming, a blinding snowstorm, and in the course of one night two shattered lives will be changed forever.  Nineteen-year-old Emily Haynes had lost almost everything she loved.  Relying on what seems to be guidance from her invalid father, she returns to her past in hopes of discovering some sign toward the future.  What begins as a joyous homecoming quickly becomes a nightmare when a badly injured stranger stumbles on the scene, his brief presence threatening to alter everything Emily believes about herself and the plan for her life.  A less determined girl might have been shaken by such an experience, but not Emily.  She is cer...
Rouge (New Adult Suspense), by Leigh Talbert MooreQUARTER FINALIST---Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2013 "A steamy page-turner with a love triangle, with sequins and feathers--oh, and deceit, blood, and poison." --5-Star Goodreads review <span>Romance, velvet, sequins, and murder...</span> Hale Ferrer is the rising star of the hottest cabaret in New Orleans. And her one goal is escape. Escape from the lies, from the crime, and from her growing fear that one day she'll have to earn her living in the secret back rooms, where the dancers do more than dance. But she w...
The Demon Isle Witches Book Bundle, Vol. 1 and 2, Bloodsucker Bay & Wicked Werewolves, by Rachel Humphrey - D'aigleA vampire mentors three sibling witches as they struggle to balance life, with duty, as protectors of The Demon Isle.  Volume One: Bloodsucker Bay Volume Two: Wicked Werewolves   Off the coast of New England is the Demon Isle, a place notorious for its weird stories, ghostly encounters and mythical creature sightings. It is New Englands hot spot for tourists; especially tourists interested in the Supernatural and paranormal.   What these tourists do not know and what the long time locals do know is that all the stories and rumors about The Demon Isle are true!   But no magical hot spot can go unprotected! And neither does The Demon Isle, which has been under the watchful care of t...
The Scrubs, by Simon JanusJames Jeter, the notorious serial killer with a sixth sense, holds court inside London's Wormwood Scrubs Prison.  He's the focus of the "North Wing Project."  Under the influence of a hallucinogen, Jeter can create an alternative world known as "The Rift" containing the souls of his victims.  Pardons are on offer to inmates who'll enter The Rift.  Michael Keeler has nothing to lose and little to live for.  He's sent into The Rift to learn the identity of Jeter's last victim.  It's a mission where the guilty can be redeemed, but at a price...  Simon Janus is the horror identity for the award winning thriller writer, Simon Wood.  The Scrubs was first published in hardback and paperback in 2008.  The Scrubs is ...
The Honey Witch (Dark Fantasy & Supernatural Suspense), by Thayer Berlyn"The secluded backwoods of beautiful Tennessee is the perfect setting for this mesmerizing contemporary Gothic tale. There is a chilling sense of foreboding that permeates the sheer essence of this story." - Night Owl Paranormal   There are two prospects for a man who becomes too curious about a Lagori woman...death or madness.    Ethan Broughton might just discover a third destination.  In 1935, Dr. Leland Broughton was rescued from a morbid snake bite in East Tennessee by the appearance of a ghostly woman possessed of a powerful antivenom. In 1996, Lelands grandson, Dr. Ethan Broughton, agreed to investigate a potent medicinal plant and a rumor of curative miracles on Porringer Hill in East Tennessee. What...
Running Against Traffic, by Gaelen VanDenberghPaige Scott is done in. Done for. Done with it. Having spent her childhood shuffled between relatives who ignored her, and her adult life hiding within the walls of her relationships with men, she is prepared to live out her empty days in her crumbling marriage to David Davenport. David has other plans, however, and flings her into a remote, impoverished world, in stark contrast to the wealthy cosmopolitan one that was all she knew. Here she is forced to face the betrayals of her past and learn, for the first time, how to care for herself, and for others.  Hilarity and tragedy, addictions, unexpected friendships, and Paige's discovery of running and the relief it brings propel her on her journey toward the mending of a broken spir...
Psalm of the Killer Whales, by Anne-Marie NeilTo an echo of an attempt to save endangered Chinese River Dolphins, an Oxford professor forms an unexpected alliance with a Scottish widow, in a bid to protect a pod of Killer Whales resident in the coastal waters of her Shetland isle home....
Violation (A Sgt Major Crane crime thriller), by Wendy CartmellYoung women are being raped and murdered A young soldier is raped on Aldershot Garrison Are the two connected?  Sgt Major Crane, a Branch detective in the Royal Military Police is unwillingly dragged into an Aldershot Police investigation after a young girl is raped and murdered, because witnesses describe the killer as a young soldier. He is also dealing with his own case, the repeated rape and bullying of a soldier on Aldershot Garrison. Can Crane find the murderer before he strikes again? Will Crane bring the rapist to justice?    "Crane is a charismatic leading man who clearly has the legs to support a whole franchise. Crane is one of the more interesting new genre protagonists I've encountered in quite a w...
Died On The Vine, by Joyce HarmonTech writer Cissy Rayburn and her retired bureaucrat husband Jack own a winery in rural Virginia. One day, notorious MIA chaser Obadiah Winslow shows up and tells Cissy that he believes that her first husband Jimmy, shot down and reported killed in Viet Nam, survived the crash and is still alive in a Vietnamese prison. Cissy mistrusts Winslow, who has a reputation as a crackpot; she doesn't believe him, but finds his visit disturbing.  Three days later, Cissy finds Winslow dead in the vineyard, stabbed with Jack's pruning shears. To the local sheriff, Jack has a good motive to eliminate Winslow. Can Cissy find the real killer before the sheriff arrests Jack?
Rubies and Other Gems, by Joyce DeBaccoRubies and Other Gems  Lily's life isn't going well. Her husband is clueless and her children are rudderless. It's little wonder she seeks comfort in her dreams, unaware that her grandmother's rubies have transported her back through time to a safer, saner existence.   When she realizes her dream lover is a real man who lived and died years before she was born, her problems mount. Despite her fears that her marriage may not survive her unintentional infidelity, she's entranced by the simpler nature of times gone by and can't resist going back, but only after imposing strict rules of conduct on herself.  Then a miscalculation keeps her away longer than planned. Upon her return she's confr...
Rock Radio, by Lisa Wainland<span><span><span><span><span>Miami DJ Dana Drew sounds like she has it all...cool career, sultry voice and lots of attitude. When the guy she thought was "the one" moves out, Dana's life goes into a tailspin. Her friend, married DJ Jonny Rock, has always been there for her, but lately his penchant for interns is pushing Dana away and threatening his career. Then Dana meets Cody Blue Smith, the sexy lead singer of a hot rock band. Their connection is electric, but Cody harbors a dark secret that has kept him from ever having a meaningful relationship. Dana is caught off guard by her feelings and tries to find a place in his crazy rock n roll life. Problem is, she's not alone. Dana is being watched, stalked by a listener who plans to m...
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Psalm of the Killer Whales, by Anne-Marie NeilTo an echo of an attempt to save endangered Chinese River Dolphins, an Oxford professor forms an unexpected alliance with a Scottish widow, in a bid to protect a pod of Killer Whales resident in the coastal waters of her Shetland isle home....
The Last Stoic, by Morgan Wade"Morgan has written a book that is highly original and beautifully executed. The balance between the Roman world and the modern world is maintained with skill and adroitness, and the narrative is deftly woven through both of these time periods, never faltering or losing momentum.  The Last Stoic is a fascinating, parallel look at two societies who are not, as it turns out, as different or distinct as one might think."  - Helen Humphreys  ** Long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction.**  The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story's narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United Sta...
Murder in Ballyhasset, by Noreen MayerMurder in Ballyhasset is the first novel in an ongoing mystery series set in rural Ireland of the 1970's.  Libby Hargrove lives in the sleepy town of Ballyhasset in West Cork. She has only recently  become a private investigator and this is her first big case.   The whole town of Ballyhasset is shocked by the killing of a young doctor, Kathleen Lynch, she was killed while on duty in the local hospital. The victim's husband, a rich planning officer, hires Libby to investigate.     Libby's assistant is Dawn O'Grady. Together the two female private detectives unravel the mystery of Dr Lynch's death. They get to know the doctor's colleagues and find out the victim had her dark side.</...
Xander Caine and the Alien Prophecy, by Alexander ScruggsXander, the only son of world-renowned scientists Inara and Malcolm Caine, has lived a life full of wealth and privilege. And, as one might expect, everything he's ever desired has been handed to him on a silver platter. However, behind closed doors he yearns for something more - a greater purpose to his existence. Little does he know, the life he's come to call normal is about to be turned upside-down. There's something strange going on in Aveh and Xander is determined to find out who's behind it. He soon discovers secrets that forever alter his perception of the world. But, more importantly, he learns that his destiny is far bigger than he ever could've dreamed.  Join Xander Caine as he relives the whirlwind adventure ...
In Your Dreams, by Amy MartinSixteen-year-old Zara "Zip" McKee lives for three things: basketball, books, and bailing out of tiny Titusville, Illinois, where the junior high and high school are in the same building and everyone's known everyone else since birth. But when Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk on his first day at school, Zip's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed.    Kieran has narcolepsy, and although he sometimes struggles to stay awake, he has no trouble capturing Zip's heart and trusting her with his most guarded secret--he sees bits and pieces of the future in his dreams.   But just when Zip thinks that maybe she can handle having a boyfriend who sees things before they happen, her budding rela...
Planet Explorers Walt Disney World 2013: A Travel Guide for Kids, by Laura SchaeferCOMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2013 WITH PHOTOS OF THE NEW FANTASYLAND AND ART OF ANIMATION RESORT!   Check out the all new companion game to this book, DISNEY WORLD DETAILS!  Explore the planet with this Walt Disney World guidebook written just for kids. This fun and informative ebook includes everything an 8-12 year-old needs to know about Walt Disney World, including information about attractions in all four of the parks, food options near favorite rides, shows and Disney resorts.   Children are what Walt Disney World is all about. Why not buy an affordable guidebook written just for them' Let older children plan out your days in the park and give them a useful tool to do it. They'll love...
When Dark Paths Meet, by Donnie W. JacksonRose grew up suffering sexual abuse by the very men she should normally be able to trust and was powerless to fight against them.  Meanwhile, in a town not too far away, little Jason watched as men physically and verbally abused his older sisters, knowing he was too young, too small and too frail to do anything about it.  Later as their paths meet, an older and vindictive Rose discovers a sinister way to manipulate and ruin the lives of certain men through seduction, dark magic and mind control.  She entices young Jason into joining her and the two begin their descent into spiritual darkness.    "When Dark Paths Meet" is the riveting true story of two people on different courses of life brought together by circumstance, and then will...
The Bushwhackers, by Van HoltOn Sale Now! Limited time only. Normally $7.99. THE BUSHWHACKERS Heck Martin's motto was simple. If they left him alone, he would leave them alone. Heck Martin was not pro-Union, like his father and brother. He had joined up with Quantrill to harass the bluebellies and other Union feds that thought they could tell others what they should be doing. But after the massacre at Lawrence, Kansas, he wanted nothing to do with Quantrill and his gang. Thirteen other hard-bitten veterans had followed him, had joined with him, but soon grew to hate him even more than they hated Quantrill.  Then suddenly, the war is over, and Heck knows that most of his "men" would be out to kill him. But they all feared him....
Reflection, by Kim CresswellWhitney Steel found her big story...Now it may kill her! 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 finally found it, and 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 ...
The Succubus in a Red Dress, by Daniel GarciaDelilah is only a nerdy coffee clerk in New York City whose biggest problem is trying to find a job that will cover more than her rent, until the day one of her customers collapses after touching her.  Now she has demon hunters and witches chasing after her, and is being tailed by a crazy blonde in a Ferrari who says she wants to be her mentor. Oh, and she just might be a succubus.  Whatever you do, don't say it can't get any worse.  Paranormal romance novella/novel of approximately 46,000 words....
Burial Instructions and Other Stories, by Elissa Ambrose An impossible choice between tragedy and murder, the consequences of an upside-down corpse, eyes too young to see a crime so vile, an altercation with a refrigerator door--death has many stories. This collection features 8 tales of the bitter end. One of them could be yours.    "It was then you made your first bargain with God: You get to keep the one thing you want and he gets all the rest. But then you realized that God doesn't bargain and you wondered who it was with whom you'd made the deal." ~ Georgia Hill Road...
The Sock Wars, by Maia Sepp"A delightful and fresh read." --Cryssa, Goodreads reviewer.                   Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies a car accident halfway across the world. Suddenly Lucy (apartment-dwelling, doesn't-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman's delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt's brokendown house. The two of them embark on a quest to settle down, renovate her aunt's home, and start a family, but as it turns out, living happily ever after in a house that's about to...
Sam's Top Secret Journal: We Spy (Book 1, Middle Grade Mystery), by Sean AdelmanSam's Top Secret Journal - Book 1: Sam Spies by Sean Adelman. Join Sam as she embarks on her first big adventure in this middle-grade mystery full of fun, suspense...and just the right amount of spying! Sam is a middle school girl living a normal life-except when she is occasionally bullied for the differences kids perceive in her. Sam has Down syndrome. See how she and her brother John work together to find some stolen money, help a new friend and escape real danger in this exciting adventure!...
Legend of the Raven (The Union Series), by Shawn ReillyWhen Elle Ison finally flees from a five-year abusive relationship, she finds that freedom is still just beyond her grasp. She has no place to run, no money and no options. That is until a band of mysterious, good-looking heroes come to her rescue, sweeping Elle up into the world of ani-shifts, humans with the ability to shift into animal form. Elle becomes mesmerized by the magic of their world--one she believed only existed in her imagination--and the mystery surrounding the Lake family. Especially the intimidating Asher Lake who is charged with leading the secret organization of shifters known as the Union, and the proteges left in his care.  Elle is lost and lonely--and wants nothing more than to be part of a real family,...
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Trouble in Paradise, by Deborah BrownA Brand-New Madison Westin Novel, with More Craziness in Tarpon Cove...   Remember Madison? What she had to go through... inheriting her aunt's cottages was peanuts compared to what awaits her in TROUBLE IN PARADISE, the latest addition to the Paradise Series.   What is big news in small town Tarpon Cove? An accidental drowning or maybe even a ruthless murder? When a dead fisherman rolls up on the shore of Tarpon Cove, Madison cannot resist but to jump into her new role as Private Investigator, with only one goal in mind: to solve this intriguing mystery of the dead guy. But things do not go as Madison wants as she discovers that people in small towns are usually tight lipped, and that i...
Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien (Kevin's Books), by Martin TillerGrey Beard the pirate, arguing classmates, science work, and a Three-Headed Alien that is intent on blowing up the world, all make Kevin's week.  Oh yeah, then there are the illegal fireworks.  Is Kevin going to make it through?  Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien continues the story of Kevin, from Kevin and the Seven Lions, and introduces Jared, Sam, TJ and Sarah.  Follow Kevin as his classmates discover that he writes down his daydreams and decides that Kevin needs to share his work, despite Kevin's determination to keep his work quiet.  "The book is also sharply written. Sentences are tight and neither overly simple nor overly complex. I'm no expert but vocabulary seems age appropriate. The tone of the writing is consis...
ThAUTOmaturgy: Familiar Magic (The Land of Enchantment), by Kathlena L. ContrerasSomething is devouring wizards.  And Amethyst Rey has just discovered shes next on the menu.  Amethyst is being stalked. Odd gifts appear on her doorstep. A black Mustang lurks in front of her house. But when the carminus a driversnatches her off her Albuquerque street, Amethyst learns the unnerving truth: she's acquired a familiar spirit. And she's a wizard.   But wizards have been disappearing for centuries, hunted by a predator that sucks them dry of power and leaves behind tormented shadows. Magic, untapped and neglected, grows critically unstable. In navigating the hidden world of wizards, Amethyst must learn who can be trusted and who cant before the predator catches up to herif the magic doesn't exp...
The Book of Phinn (The Immortal Blog), by Frank AnjakosOn Sale Now! Normally $7.99THE BOOK OF PHINN From the Immortal Blog  Hey, Phinn here.  I'm an Angel.  A 16 year old immortal.  You don't know me.  You've never seen me.  Unless you're a dead teenager and you've been good and live in Southern California (narrows it down, huh?).  If that's the case, we've probably met.  See, I take the souls of good kids to Heaven, but I'm not allowed to interact with the living...which makes high school, being on the soccer team and writing for the school newspaper a little difficult.  As an angel, I play by the rules. My "arch-frenemy" Iszn, the demon who takes the bad kids to Hell, breaks all the ru...
Computations of Flesh and Starlight: The Prodigal Brother Saga pt. 1 (Sympathy-B 1.1), by M.R. AdamsA new generation of teen superheroes is born under scheming minds entangled in a war of science. When all is said and done...who lives, who dies? Will our heroes save or destroy the world they were created to protect?  Foreign cybernetic operatives kidnap a symp, a youth of extraordinary power. This one incident creates a domino effect leading to the first mission of Hyperion Enterprise's teen superhero team. Led by Derek Peters, the team faces their first foe and finds a mysterious stranger much like themselves lurking in the darkness. They must apply all they have been taught to fight for another's life...and ultimately their own. Can they overcome their fears and stop a deadly new enemy? How wil...
Moonlit Nights, by Jacob ParrShort description: A crime spree of horrendous proportions is just beginning in the Washington Metropolitan Area as bodies begin to turn up horribly mutilated and torn to pieces. Aidan Preston, a Homicide Detective for the Montgomery County Police Department, delves into the case, finding himself immersed in a dark and dangerous world, the likes of which he has never seen. What secrets do these moonlit nights hold?   Extended Description: A mysterious discovery unearthed in Oregon  Lisa Davies, a wildlife biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, located in Front Royal, Virginia, and resident wolf expert at the National Zoo, receives an e-mail from a man who claims to have discove...
Pilgrimage, by Steven OrlowskiAre Aliens visiting Earth; abducting, experimenting on and crossbreeding with humans?  Is there a God; the creator of the universe and everything and everyone in it - including the Aliens?  Please join Dr. Jonathan Shipmate and his daughter and fellow physicist Dr. Julia Shipmate in the American Southwest as they attempt to debunk an Alien abduction for their TV show "True Believer", a program dedicated to disproving all things paranormal.  While there they will encounter a priest, a former internet millionaire turned trailer park junkie, a pair of young archaeologists and three ne'er-do-well locals.    Drawn together by unknown forces these nine humans come face-to-face with the truth and bear witnes...
Faerietale, by Stephanie RabigIt was supposed to be yet another hike along a nature trail.  Tired of the confines of her apartment after a long day at work, Alice heads out for a walk. But instead of the usual birds and squirrels, this time she comes across Wendy Darling, a traveler from another world. And when she returns home, Alice asks to be taken along.  She finds herself in a realm where Beauty has been cursed with ugliness for her vanity; where the "charming" Prince keeps a harem; where Little Red Riding Hood is a heartless assassin; where the mermaids will flirt and sing beautiful songs and then drag you to the bottom of Captain Hook's lagoon and hold you there.  Welcome to Faerietale....
Rohvim #1: Metal and Flesh, by Endi WebbAeden Rossam: 17, son of a nobleman, expert swordsman, spoiled, let's face it: he's a punk.   Betha Solvinstra: 18, common shopkeeper's daughter, rising star in the Society of Healers. Oh, and she hates the nobility.  After the sword tournament in the city of Elbeth, the master healer--leader of the secretive Society of Healers--invites Aeden to join him, and shares the Society's great secret: that all mankind are Rohvim--beings of metal, flesh, and fantastic powers that the uninitiated see as magic. After Aeden sees his beloved city overrun by a mysterious northern warlord's army, he and Betha are chosen to find and stop the warlord before the entire kingdom falls to ruin. To succeed, Aeden must master his Rohva nature,...
Panthers in the Playground, by D.F. KriegerZoologist Dr. Zeara Faxfire and her side-kick cat, Magic, are called in to help when a panther is discovered during a police investigation. What is a girl to think, though, when the parents of a missing child keep calling her and the panther in question is writing words? Detective Jake Markovich, who is assigned to the case as well and happens to believe in the paranormal is a whole different distraction that turns Zeara's world upside down. Can she lose her grasp on the safety of logic long enough to reach out to those asking for her help?  The only thing Zeara knows for sure is that time is running out, and she must compromise a job she adores to save the panther in her care....
Hidden Secrets (The Secrets Saga), by Angee TaylorRose has been struggling for years to find out about the mysterious illness thats killing her. Shes decided to end her life after one last trip to the French QuarterHer plans go awry when the sexy Caleb Glasson, who carries a dark secret, saunters into her life. She discovers that shes not what she appears to be, to rest of the world. The only man that can unlock that secret is dead at Calebs hand. The most startling epiphany is that she has latent powers that will emerge in a haunting thrilling story that will answer all of her questions....
Happily Ever After, by Christina ColeWhen Anne Hopkins accepts a position as a caretaker for troubled nine-year-old Rowena Mather, her own childhood experiences help her make a strong, emotional connection with the little girl. But she's wary of Rowena's father. Men can't be trusted, she's learned. Memories of her father's violent nature -- and Rowena's whispered secrets -- arouse suspicions. She will do whatever she must to protect the little girl.  Like his daughter, George Mather is struggling with grief and loneliness. He swore to his dying wife that he'd never marry again. Now as Anne comes into his life and helps his family, he's drawn to her -- and caught in a trap of his own making.  Together, Anne and George must find a way to break free from the p...
The Other Woman, by Darlene P. WinstonKrys Harriston has what every girl wantsa good job, a handsome hardworking husband, two beautiful kids and a loving homeeverything that makes her happy. But theres another woman out for revenge trying to break up her marriage, and this is one woman Krys may not be able to compete with. Her husband, Cameron, never imagined that the one person who loves him unconditionally is the very one causing his world to come crashing down around him. Does he have enough strength to fight the evil forces and save his marriage or will he allow it all to slip away?...
The Leaving: A Novel, by Gabriella WestAt 15, Cathy Quinn is a depressed teen living in 1980s Ireland. As the book opens she discovers to her shock that her charming older brother Stevie, who's gay, is falling in love with the one boy in school that she likes. This will mean a weakening of the close friendship that she and her brother have, which she feels is the only thing keeping her going.  But this is just the start of more serious challenges ahead for Cathy. Over her last two years of school, this tough but emotionally sensitive character will struggle with her dysfunctional family, come to terms with an overpowering attraction to her best friend, Jeanette, and face the momentous decision to leave Ireland for an uncertain future.  As Rail...
Finding Love Under a Rock (The Critter Getter Series), by Allee MaeKalista Bristow and Leandra Lehigh moved to Oklahoma not just to attend nursing school, but, to find some adventure. When Leandra reads about the sport of noodling, she is literally hooked, and reserves top-notch guides, Caleb Chandler and Owen Guthrie, to give them a true southern experience.  Wading through the murky river, Kalista finds herself drawn to the handsome Caleb and his red-dirt good looks. He manages a few shy glances in her direction, intrigued by her tenacity. Could this cute city girl bring him out of his awkward insecurity when it comes to dating? However, thoughts of blossoming love move to the wayside as the girls find more than they bargained for under the surface of that shadowy river. They must r...
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