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Kingston Court

** Top British book reviewer says Kingston Court has some of the best love scenes she’s ever read. **

Sometimes we have to fall to learn we can fly.

Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hides from her past by hanging her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.

 

But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a near-fatal car accident.

This fast-paced novel follows the lives of two dramatically different women who are faced with life-altering experiences.

Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to either sink, or rediscover their inner strength and independence. Described as a modern day twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

www.hkammier.com

 

Oppression (Children of the Gods #1)

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She’s been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she’s well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal.

For Elyse, these things don’t make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she’s been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability.

Or so she thinks.

Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time.

Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning-and she’s not entirely willing to play by their rules.

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www.jessicatherrien.com

 

Uprising (Children of the Gods #2)

 

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council’s reach. As long as they believe she’s dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn’t need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she’ll fight to the death. He’s threatened the people she loves.

It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council’s oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.

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www.jessicatherrien.com

 

Redemption (Children of the Gods #3)

Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.

Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.

When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.

After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.

Only from the ashes can a new world be born.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

www.jessicatherrien.com

 

Somehow I Am Different

How do we come to be who we are spiritually? How does our political and social environment influence our development of self? What drives us to commit to our passions and to contribute positively to the world?

A young American author immerses herself in modern Jewish Hungary. The twenty-one stories she shares will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want to be your own best self. Somehow I Am Different provides an opportunity to connect in a world that otherwise begs us to stand alone. This book serves as a reminder that in spite of the factors working against us, we have the power to stand up and make a difference.

In their own words, Hungarian participants will tell you about their views on the world, themselves and their city—

“Instead of emphasizing our victimhood, we should really tell another story.” – Tamas Buchler

“I am I. Maybe I am not perfect. Maybe I am not gorgeous, maybe I am not skinny, or fancy, or rich. But I am me. At least I am me.” – Devora Hurwitz

“After a while, you have to realize that you have the power, too. Our work is to put the power in everyone.” – Vera Feniasz

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www.somehowiamdifferent.com

 

El Awake 

In the year 2115, Eleutherius (El) is struggling to find meaning in a city where most are strangely submissive and unquestioning towards the absolute rule of the merciless authorities. But after discovering the dark truth behind the white city, El ventures on a fast paced and thrilling journey to fight for the freedom of a people he once resented.

Guided by his now-deceased grandfather’s poems, El’s body and mind must be broken and reassembled, in order that he become stronger and accomplish the work his Grandfather began, all the while struggling against questions of morality and discerning who is friend and who is foe.

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www.jordansalatenna.blogspot.com

 

Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element Series, #1) 

They are the light against the darkness.

The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.

And they use demons to hunt demons….

Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Blood of the Prophet (The Fourth Element Series, #2) 

Visionary. Alchemist. Savior. Saint.

The Prophet Zarathustra has been called many things. Now he spends his time drawing pictures of weird-looking goats. That's what happens when you've been stuck in a prison cell for two hundred years. But the man who might be mad, and is definitely supposed to be dead, has suddenly become very valuable again…

It's only been a few weeks since Nazafareen escaped the King's dungeons with her daēva, Darius. She hoped never to set foot in the empire again, but the search for the Prophet has led them to the ancient city of Karnopolis. They have to find him before Alexander of Macydon burns Persepolae, and Darius's mother with it. But they're not the only ones looking.

The necromancer Balthazar has his own plans for the Prophet, and so does the sinister spymaster of the Numerators. As Nazafareen is drawn in to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, her newfound powers take a decidedly dark turn. Only the Prophet understands the secret of her gift, but the price of that knowledge may turn out to be more than Nazafareen is willing to pay… 

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Queen of Chaos (The Four Element, #3)

Persepolae has fallen.

Karnopolis has burned.

As the dark forces of the Undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen must obey the summons of a demon queen to save Darius's father, Victor. Burdened with a power she doesn't understand and can barely control, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil. But what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined…

A thousand leagues away, Tijah leads a group of children on a desperate mission to rescue the prisoners at Gorgon-e Gaz, the stronghold where the oldest daēvas are kept. To get there, they must cross the Great Salt Plain, a parched ruin occupied by the armies of the night. A chance encounter adds a ghost from the past to their number. But will they arrive in time to avert a massacre?

And in the House-Behind-the-Veil, Balthazar and the Prophet Zarathustra discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. But is it enough to redeem the necromancer's bloodstained soul and thwart his mistress's plans?

As a final showdown looms with Queen Neblis, the truth of the daēvas' origins is revealed and three worlds collide in this thrilling conclusion to the Fourth Element series.

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

The Daemoniac by Kat Ross

It's August of 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will begin his grisly spree in the London slum of Whitechapel, and another serial murderer is stalking the gas-lit streets of New York. With taunting messages in backwards Latin left at the crime scenes and even more inexplicable clues like the fingerprints that appear to have been burned into one victim's throat, his handiwork bears all the hallmarks of a demonic possession.

But consulting detective Harrison Fearing Pell is convinced her quarry is a man of flesh and blood. Encouraged by her uncle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry hopes to make her reputation by solving the bizarre case before the man the press has dubbed Mr. Hyde strikes again.

From the squalor of the Five Points to the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin and the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue, Harry and her best friend, John Weston, follow the trail of a remorseless killer, uncovering a few embarrassing secrets of New York's richest High Society families along the way. Are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? And will the trail lead

them closer to home than they ever imagined?

 

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Shadows of Shame by Bruce Ashkenas

Harold Apple is a Jewish reporter willing to do anything for a story. When he’s asked to risk his life to infiltrate the Nazi Bund in late 1930’s New York, he jumps at the chance. Leaving behind his fiancée and the safety of his home, Apple goes undercover in search of the real story. Before the world knew enough to fear them, the hate-filled paramilitary mob known as the German American Bund terrorized the Jewish citizens of New York. After years of rumored reports of these attacks, Harold Apple finally gets his chance to expose them. He witnesses a piece of history unknown to many Americans and experiences the brutal cruelty of the Bund first hand. Becoming the enemy gives him his story. If he’s brave enough to tell it.

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www.bruceashkenas.wixsite.com/website

 

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz

Most sixteen-year-old girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.

 

   G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last ten years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her seventeenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.

 

   To learn the truth is a dark and dangerous road. One G will be forced to take. Claiming her place as Mother Nature will bring death to her door. But G's not afraid of dying. Some things are worth dying for.

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www.leleiturrioz.com

 

Uncaged by Joe Gazzam

Jason Holden has been on thin ice since his mother died. Capping off a burglary and bar fight with a brutal car wreck, the seventeen year old finds himself firmly on the wrong side of the law.
 

His behavior isn’t winning him any points with his father, who happens to be the state governor. So when Governor Holden learns of a program for troubled youth, he jumps at the chance to deal with Jason’s outbursts while cementing his position for being tough on crime.
 

The program is a radical exercise designed to frighten teens from a life of crime. It’s called “Scared Straight,” and takes them into the heart of Blackenbush Maximum Security Penitentiary.
 

Jason, along with a group of hardened juvenile delinquents, quickly comes face to face with some of the most extreme convicts the state has ever seen. But what’s designed as an exercise becomes all too real as a prisoner take-over comes to fruition. Before long the entire penitentiary is under siege, surrounded by feds and overrun with violent lifers loose from their cells.
 

Jason, trapped in the middle of in the chaos, will have to trust in the most unlikely person— Karl Rix, a convict with his own body count. Between them, they just might find a way to save their skin and even a bit of redemption. But at what cost?

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www.joegazzam.com

 

The Loneliest Whale by Jessica Therrien & Dorene Uhrich

"The Loneliest Whale was a sad little lad. He'd gone swimming alone and lost his dad." 

Swim with the loneliest whale as he searches the ocean for his family and finds his happy ending. 

The Loneliest Whale really exists! For more information visit: www.loneliestwhale.com

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www.loneliestwhale.com

 

Hey Buddy, I'm Your Body by Agnès Déglon

Hey, Buddy, I'm Your Body is the first installment of a series on body, mind, and soul called Kids’ Questions about Life. An educational book written in simple language for parents, teachers, and kids who are pondering the deeper, more complex yet so essential issues of life. This is an early introduction on who we are and how to take care of ourselves.

Explaining the complexity of the human being in general — in this book, the human body more specifically — is not an easy but very important task for parents. These concepts are made more tangible and easily understandable through a family of bears. As the Bear kids ask questions about their bodies, Mommy Bear and Daddy Bear seek to answer their little ones with simplicity and honesty.

The awareness that we are part of nature and made from the same building blocks as everything else in nature helps to understand how to take care of the body. Knowing about the language of the body and becoming more aware of it is also very essential. The body knows how to heal itself, but it needs our help to make informed and wise choices for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

More information online at www.KidsQuestionsAboutLife.com

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www.KidsQuestionsAboutLife.com

 

Wait For Me! Would You Mind? by Agnès Déglon

WAIT FOR ME! WOULD YOU MIND? is the second installment of a series on body, mind, and soul, called Kids’ Questions about Life. It is an educational book written in simple language for parents, teachers, and kids who are pondering the deeper, more complex but yet so essential issues of life: an early introduction to who we are and how the mind works.

Explaining the complexity of the human mind to children can be quite challenging. Abstract concepts, thoughts, ideas, imagination, focus, and attention are made more tangible and easily understandable through a family of bears. As the bear cubs ask questions, Mommy Bear and Daddy Bear seek to answer their little ones with simplicity and honesty.

The awareness that we perceive the world through our limited senses and that there is more out there than what we initially think helps broaden our horizons and open us up to a greater reality. Knowing about the mind’s way of thinking and becoming aware of the presence of more than we perceive is essential. The mind becomes our tool rather than our identity. We become more capable of distancing ourselves, of choosing what we want to believe and what kind of information to feed our minds. 

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www.KidsQuestionsAboutLife.com

 

The Little Souls by Agnès Déglon

THE LITTLE SOULS is the third installment of a series on body, mind, and soul, called Kids’ Questions about Life. It is an educational book written in simple language for parents, teachers and kids who are pondering the often unanswerable issues of life, an early introduction on who we are and where we come from.

Attempting to explain the meaning of life, souls, birth, death and the Universal Soul can be quite a challenging task for parents. These concepts are made more tangible and easily understandable through a family of bears. As the bear cubs ask questions about life, Mommy Bear and Daddy Bear seek to answer their little ones with honesty and hopeful positivity about the Universe, from the comforting Universal Soul perspective of humanity.

The idea that we are all connected to one another, like many stars in a galaxy, many droplets of water in an ocean or many grains of sands in a desert, helps translate concepts like good and bad, birth and death, and even dreams into something more concrete. 

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www.KidsQuestionsAboutLife.com

Spring (Seasons Within #2) by Lele Iturrioz

Gaia finally knows who she is and what she’s meant to do. It’s only been a few weeks since the earth element woke in her and now that she’s embracing her role as mother nature, she must journey with her group of power-wielding friends in a race against time to get back home before Azazel reaches them.  

 

With the awakening of a brand new element, her true past with Edan, enemy attacks, a dangerous decision that could change the very essence of who she is, and a traitor among her group the broken road back to Terra will be in great jeopardy.

 

After all, even if Gaia doesn’t know it, war is closer than she thinks.

 

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www.leleiturrioz.com

 
 

Storm at the Keizer Manor by Ramcy Diek

Straight out of high school, Annet moves in with her boyfriend Forrest to escape her mother’s multiple and often volatile relationships. She finds a job at the local museum, the Keizer Manor, where the oils from 19th century master painter Alexander Keizer are exhibited. Rapidly working her way up to administrative assistant to the director for collections and exhibitions, she has an important hand in the organization of the Manor’s two hundred year anniversary.

 

Although the celebration is a great success, it ends in a quarrel between Annet and Forrest. Talking it over, they stroll through the dunes. When dark clouds roll in, the beautiful sunny weather turns into a thunderstorm so violent that they get separated.

 

The next morning, Forrest finds himself alone. So does Annet.

 

Regaining consciousness in a monastery, Annet is convinced the nuns are playing a prank on her. It can’t be the 1800’s! She’s a pregnant Twenty-first Century woman and doesn’t belong here. But how will she get back to her own time?

 

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www.ramcydiek.com

 

Aglow in the Bronx by Bruce Ashkenas

Twelve year old, Adam, a Jewish boy, likes to visit his gramps in The Bronx. His best friend there is Rafe, a Catholic. The difference doesn't matter to the boys, even after they get involved in the biggest miracle to hit the Tri-State area in years. Over the course of a Thanksgiving weekend they help cause and then react to an event which uplifts the neighborhood and the city. Rafe has faith that what they did was right, Adam has faith in Rafe, and they both have faith in the best cleaning product ever made.

 

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www.bruceashkenas.wixsite.com/website

 

Constant Gray by Ryan Taylor

It's the end of the world...

 

Or at least it was. The apocalypse has come and gone in all its horror and glory.

 

Now, God and Satan have foregone the battlefield, and powerful allies have been left to their own devices. 

 

The earth is divided. On one half, the sun never sets and the scorched earth burns eternally. The other half is a landscape of doomed darkness where demons lurk around every corner.

 

The scale is tipped in this ruined world. Unfortunately, not in favor of the righteous.

 

After being released from years of torture underground, Khadim emerges and embarks upon this wasted planet unaware of his fate. He is meant for something much greater than himself. He doesn't know it yet, but he is destined to bring balance.

 

In other words, some guy is going to kick a lot of ass and save everyone...


Whether he wants to or not.

 

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www.theryanfactor.com

 

Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel Wilson

At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he’s assigned a case he fought to avoid - to investigate an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned.

 

This mysterious case of a dead teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is just the beginning. In a small town bursting with envious friends and foes, Rome’s own secrets lie just below the surface.

The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits Rome against artful private investigator, Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome and smart, seducing Rome and forcing him to confront childhood demons, but Woodard has secrets of his own.

He might just be the killer Rome is seeking.

 

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www.mikeljwilson.com

 

Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien


CARRY ME HOME is a fictional novel inspired by the true story of a teenage girl’s involvement in several Mexican gangs in San Jose and Los Angeles. The members of her crew call her, Guera, Spanish for “white girl” and it doesn’t take long for her to get lost in their world of guns and drugs.

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Lucy and Ruth are country girls from a broken home. When they move to the city with their mother, leaving behind their family ranch and a dead-beat father, Lucy unravels.

They run to their grandparents’ place, a trailer park mobile home in the barrio of San Jose. Lucy’s barrio friends have changed since her last visit. They’ve joined a gang called VC. They teach her to fight, to shank, to beat a person unconscious and play with guns. When things get too heavy, and lives are at stake, the three head for LA seeking a better life. But trouble always follows Lucy. She befriends the wrong people, members of another gang, and every bad choice she makes drags the family into her dangerous world. 

Told from three points of view, the story follows Lucy down the rabbit hole, along with her mother and sister as they sacrifice dreams and happiness, friendships and futures. Love is waiting for all of them in LA, but pursuing a life without Lucy could mean losing her forever. Ultimately it’s their bond with each other that holds them together, in a true test of love, loss and survival.

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www.jessicatherrienbooks.com

 

Choosing Hope by Holly Kammier

 

A broken marriage.
A love affair.
A lie that changes it all…

Hope Sullivan has been with the same man since her freshman year of college. She knows her marriage has its cracks, but she doesn't realize how much resentment she has buried, or chosen to blame on herself, until a family tragedy forces her to reevaluate her long held beliefs.

When her husband isn't there for her, Hope's first love steps in and offers her a way out. Adrian, appears to be everything her husband isn’t. He’s sexy, strong and fit. He listens to her, sympathizes with her, and makes her feel valued. Best of all, he lives for spending time with his kids. 

Hope’s affair is just the beginning. Her journey inward will require untangling her complicated past and surviving an astonishing revelation.

Her lover is not who he pretends to be. 
 

She’s searching for her happily-ever-after, and no matter how painful the journey, she’ll find what she’s been looking for all along—the chance to choose Hope.

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www.hkammier.com

 

Nocturne by Kat Ross

Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.

Solis, a wasteland of endless day.

For a thousand years, the world has been rigidly divided between light and dark, humans and daevas, science and magic—until the arrival of a young woman named Nazafareen. She has no memories of her past and few ambitions for the future. Still recovering from a power that nearly destroyed her, Nazafareen just wants to live out her days in peace under the triple moons of Nocturne.

But when an assassin forces her to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself in even greater danger. The Oracle is burning heretics alive. The philosophers are at each other’s throats. And something ancient is stirring in the arid death zone called the Kiln.

If all that isn’t bad enough, Nazafareen’s murky past has come back to haunt her with a vengeance. Everyone seems to want her dead, her lover Darius has vanished, and a hidden enemy is lurking at the center of a web whose strands reach across the entire continent. War is brewing. Part-human, part-daeva, Nazafareen faces just one question: Which side will she choose?

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Reversed by Lois Letchford

“He’s the worst child I’ve seen in 20 years of teaching.”

 

Can a child’s fate be sealed by the age of seven? 

Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future.

After thorough testing, Nicholas proves to have no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and can only read ten words. Although discouraged, Lois knows things have to improve. After all, her son is young, and every child learns at their own pace.

But once Nicholas is labeled "learning disabled," a designation considered more derogatory than "dyslexia," the world of education is quick to cast him aside. Determined to prove them all wrong, Lois temporarily removes her son from the school system and begins working with him one-on-one. She has no formal reading education herself, and no one to guide her. But she has hope and the strength of will to persevere. And sometimes that's all you need.

What happens next is a journey--spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother’s discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the “disabled” label.

Reversed is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens. 

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www.loisletchford.com

 

The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross

Winter 1888. At a private asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who's interviewed their patient and isn't sure he's a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the underworld when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she's ever encountered.

As Jack rampages through London, this time targeting rare book collectors, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he's looking for. And if he finds it, the doors to purgatory will be thrown wide open…

Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Julius Sabelline's death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker?

As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries converge amid the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. Harry and Lady Vivienne must join forces to stop an ancient evil. The key is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?

 

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Touchy, Feely, Squeezy by Mandy Urena

Touchy, Feely, Squeezy is not about happy endings. It is a comedy, a tear-jerker and a heart-warming memoir. With the British eccentricity of Bridget Jones’s Diary and the wanderlust of Eat, Pray, Love, Mandy Urena, a British writer who has been to 59 countries, takes you deep into the underworld of massage and behind the scenes.

 

Loaded with hysterical tales and candid stories, Musings of a Masseuse is a no-holds barred book about the world of massage, sharing a passion for the field, unique adventures around the globe, and all the laughter that comes with it.

 

Stories include hysterical chapters like “The Penis Monologues” and “Hookers, Madams and not so Happy Endings”, but the hilarity is contrasted with chapters such as “Loved and Lost” and “Daddy’s Feet” – all with the backdrop of massage, reflexology, and a colorful clientele. 

 

Musings of a Masseuse is a touching, humorous, and exotic cultural trip around the world. Get ready to laugh, cry, and schedule your next massage.

 

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wwwmandyurena.com

 

Sammy's Flame by Sam Ashkenas & Dorene Uhrich

Sammy the dragon is a young competitive fire-breather. He becomes the town champion and is admired by both his friends and the adult dragons in his life. But when an evil witch feels threatened by Sammy's power and takes away his fire breath - everything changes. Will Sammy ever compete again? 

 

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www.samashkenas.wixsite.com/jesdue

 
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By Sam Ashkenas
SLEEPING ON CONCRETE

Sleeping on Concrete by Sam Ashkenas

A broken marriage.
A love affair.
A lie that changes it all…




She’s searching for her happily-ever-after, and no matter how painful the journey, she’ll find what she’s been looking for all along—the chance to choose Hope.

 

COMING SOON

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Dark Paradise by Gene Desrochers

 

Boise Montague’s life in Los Angeles has fallen apart. After his wife dies, he returns to the tiny island where he grew up. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t bring him the peace he’s looking for.

 

Things have changed drastically since his last visit. The island has moved on and so have the people he once knew. When Boise tries to find the one friend he thinks he can count on to be there for him, he’s confronted with another death. A murder. A murder that the police did not think important enough to investigate thoroughly.

 

Boise wants answers. He enlists a local reporter named Dana, who has theories of her own, to help him dig deeper. 

 

With not much left to lose, a bone to pick with the justice system, and a relentless partner, Boise sets out to do what the police would not: solve the murder of Jeffrey Black.

 

The island of St. Thomas is a gleaming tropical paradise. Welcome to the Caribbean, where murder is as common as sunshine. 

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Bubby Knows Best by Joan Rosenberg

This is a reference book, mostly for Joan's grandchildren, children, and for anybody else who might outlive her. She's hoping people, namely her family, will take her advice if it's in print, because she's not sure they're actually listening when she talks. Gathering from her long and tumultuous life experiences, Joan reduces her wisdom into short succinct rules to follow. 

If you heed her words, your life will be better; if you don't, it won't.

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Courting Kate by Tori Kron

Slapped with court ordered community service for brawling—again, Miller Cassidy, the Indianapolis Panther’s star player, is forced into laboring under stodgy non-profit supervisor, Kate Gallagher. Her saving grace—she happens to be best friends with Stella, the woman he’s been chasing for years.

 

Despite the masses falling for his charm, Kate doesn’t care for Miller’s notorious reputation or his flippant behavior. But wanting to impress her strict boss, she agrees to a trade that could give them both a shot at success.

 

Propelled into an unlikely alliance, Miller finds himself taking a defensive stance when he sees beyond Kate’s hard exterior. And Kate is equally thrown off guard when she discovers there’s more to Miller than games.

 

But is love worth sacrificing friendship? And can Miller let go of the feelings for Stella he’s held onto for years?

 

In love and basketball, it’s five fouls and you’re out, and every play counts.

 

 

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TRUDGE: A Mid-life Crisis on the John Muir Trail by Lori Oliver-Tierney

 

Lori Oliver-Tierney is every woman with a dream. She is fifty, asthmatic, overweight, with arthritic knees. And like most married women with children, she’s lost herself.

 

When she decides to hike the John Muir Trail, considered by many to be the most challenging and beautiful part of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, she’s sure it will help her reconnect with the adventurous girl inside.

 

But by the end of the first day, Lori realizes she may have made a huge mistake.

 

Monstrous bleeding blisters oozing with pus line the backs of her heels. It soon becomes painfully apparent her hiking partner, Debra, can hardly stand her. She can’t breathe and is using her asthma inhaler with alarming frequency. Trudging along, Lori walks most of the trail alone, and eventually loses her way.

 

Lost on the trail Lori is forced to dig deep into her soul to find the strength to go on. But will inner strength be enough? Given her grim circumstances she chooses to believe her husband’s words: even ordinary people can do extraordinary things. 

 

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www.loriolivertierney.com

 

Death Opens a Window by Mikel J. Wilson

 

Still struggling with the consequences of his last case, Emory Rome must unravel the inexplicable death of a federal employee in a Knoxville high-rise.

But while the reticent investigator is mired in a deep pool of suspects – from an old mountain witch to the powerful Tennessee Valley Authority – he misses a greater danger creeping from the shadows. The man in the ski mask returns to reveal himself, and the shocking crime of someone close is unearthed.

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Solis by Kat Ross

 

In the second volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen’s path takes a twist, setting her on a journey into the heart of the maelstrom…

It’s been a thousand years since the Avas Vatras tried to burn the world to ashes. A thousand years since they were imprisoned in the brutal wasteland called the Kiln. But revenge is a dish best served cold—even, apparently, by the children of fire. 

In Delphi, Nazafareen joins forces with the followers of Dionysius to rescue her friends from the Oracle’s dungeons and seek out the three talismans whose extraordinary powers stopped the Vatras before. With her own breaking magic growing stronger by the day, she must walk a razor’s edge to control her volatile temper. And if the Vatras find the talismans first, their last hope will die.

In the frozen wastes of the Valkirin range, Victor strikes an uneasy bargain with bitter enemies to keep his tenuous grip on the Maiden Keep. The other holdfasts are coming for him. But it’s a traitor within Val Moraine’s walls that may prove to be his downfall.

 

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

The Scent of Heat by E. P. Sery

Ariella Paz is not in a good place. It’s the 1950s, and the 19-year-old is serving her country in the Israeli military, going home at night to a mother who is devastatingly ill, and realizing her dream of leaving home and going to America is slipping further and further away. 

Meeting Arik Emmanuel, her boss’s friend, lifts her spirits and distracts Ariella from her sorrows. He showers her with love and luxury, which only masks the dangers inherent in his increasingly possessive behavior.

As their torrid and secret love affair plays out in Israel and Europe, Ariella has some big decisions to make. Can she really leave her family in their time of need? Does she have a legitimate future with Arik? And is there anyone in whom she can confide? 

 

Each direction she turns will change her life dramatically. Perhaps our destiny isn't something written in the stars, but a path forged by the choices we make. 

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Maiden by Teresa Harrison

 

Marta and Jayme are old friends with different beliefs. Marta dreams of becoming a healer. Jayme has been schooled by the black-coats, a group of priests who claim women are inferior, and he fears Marta is jeopardizing her eternal future.

 

Despite a heated debate over Marta’s soul, Jayme betrays her to the priests. The consequences of his betrayal change Marta’s life forever.

 

After a brutal massacre, Marta awakens deep in the forest overcome with grief for her lost sisters, but the world will not let her rest. The tragedy has changed her. She hears the call of nature, eventually steering her toward a small cottage in the wilderness. There she learns of nature’s magic and what it means to be a Lightwalker.

 

The path is there for her to follow. If she’s strong enough to embrace it…

 

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Monstrum by Kat Ross

 

In the third volume of the Fourth Talisman series, the hunt is on for the three daevas whose powers saved the world once before….

On the wave-tossed White Sea, realm of smashers and sea monsters, a ship is carrying Nazafareen and Darius to the Isles of the Marakai, where the wise woman Sakhet-ra-katme has guarded the secret of the talismans for centuries. But another is searching too, a man born in the brutal prison of the Kiln, who plans to use the talismans to free the Vatras and their mad king. Between them stands a young Marakai girl, ignorant of her own powers. From the moonlit treasure vaults of the Isles to the emperor’s lavish palace in Tjanjin, Nazafareen and Darius face their deadliest and most cunning foe yet. 

In the mountain fastness of Val Moraine, the Pythia’s minions are on the scent of another talisman, this one from the Danai clan. Trapped behind a thick wall of ice, everyone’s going slightly mad—the perfect cauldron of suspicion and betrayal for Thena, who sees a chance to redeem her failure and bring the talisman back to Delphi. Then she’ll be free to indulge her twisted obsession with Darius—and make him pay.

And in Samarqand, Javid is drawn into the treacherous currents of a royal succession. When the old king dies and his son takes the throne, the depths of the prince’s depravity become clear. A journey north reveals the source of the spell dust he’s addicted to—and leaves Javid with an impossible choice.

 

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Flygirl by R. D. Kardon

 

It’s 1997. Women stand beside men in combat and fly fighter jets. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake.

 

To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightmare. As the company’s first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization and harassment on a daily basis. Fortunately Tris has one thing her co-workers can’t deny—skill.

 

 

When Tris finds herself in a crippled airplane thousands of miles from home she must prove she can lead. With her career on the line, can Tris earn the respect she’s been craving? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?

 

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The Berlin Tunnel by Roger L. Liles

 

During the Cold War, a tunnel was built by British MI-6 and the CIA to tap into a message cable in East Berlin with the hopes of intercepting and exploiting communications with Russia. The Berlin Tunnel is based on this historic event.

* * *

In the height of the Cold War, American Air Force Captain Robert Kerr finds himself in a divided Berlin awash with spies who move freely between the East and West. His task—build a TOP SECRET tunnel under the River Spree into East Berlin—tap into highly classified communications links between civilian and military leaders in Russia and the Warsaw Pact countries.

Love couldn’t have found him at a worse time.

 

Soon after he arrives, Robert falls for a German girl, Anna Fischer. Nasty East German Secret Police harass them both constantly, intent on determining what Robert and his work crew are doing in Berlin, but it’s Anna who gets caught in the crossfire.

The wall is closed, trapping 19 million East Germans including Anna’s entire family behind the Iron Curtain. As the world holds its collective breath over the Berlin Crisis, Robert and Anna fight for their lives as they attempt to free her family.

 

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Awakened by Dot Caffrey

 

Power and Prophecy!

Seventeen-year-old Regnaryn grew up in an idyllic land among mythical beings.

She believes she is the last surviving human.

 

Her world begins to shatter when Evil invades her dreams, demanding she relinquish unknown powers foretold by her long-deceased mother. When Graeden, a young human male, arrives, he further disrupts her once-orderly life. Her emotions in chaos, Regnaryn flees the only home she's ever known, only to be captured by the servants of Evil from her dreams. Now she must take a stand, confronting her late mother’s prophecy while also attempting to survive and protect those she loves.

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Cursed by Dot Caffrey

 

Born with the face of an angel and cursed with the soul of a demon, Sevich possesses an unquenchable thirst for power, his father’s throne, his brother’s demise and a young girl’s magic. CURSED: Book Two of the Power Trilogy reveals the face behind the voice in a dream to be an evil that even the fires of hell dare not challenge.

 

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Conquest by Dot Caffrey

 

Born of two kingdoms, in a place of peace and wonder, she will grow to possess great magic and power. But there will be one who will try to wrest that which is hers.

With friend and loved ones at her side, they will stand in opposition against the evil born of her bloodline. And together with another of near equal power they will make a final stand in the battle against this evil.

 

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Still Breathing by E. A. Fournier

 

Newly widowed and on the threshold of seventy, Lizzie Warton questions the value of her remaining years. Uncharacteristically, she decides for the first time in her life to do what she wants, instead of what everyone expects.

Against the wishes of family and friends, she sets out for Africa to work at a Ugandan middle school. When she lands at night in the Entebbe airport, her hosts are not there to meet her. Near panic, she hires a local taxi. The driver drugs her, steals everything, and dumps her limp body in a slum. Waking in the dark, she feels someone tugging off her shoes.

Without money, a passport, clothes, or medications, Lizzie is forced to start over and find a way to survive.

Soon she learns that nothing in Africa is as it appears. The grind of daily life in the third-world is beyond anything Lizzie imagined. Nevertheless, encouraged by budding friendships in surprising places, and against every sensible instinct she’s ever developed, Lizzie’s own personal search for meaning becomes the grand adventure of a lifetime.

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www.eafournier.com

 

Ricochet by David Kennedy

Brenda Roseberry is young, brilliant, and relentless, but her moral compass is radically skewed. Recruited by the secret government agency Special Crimes Response And Mitigation, she dispenses depraved justice to the streets and the corporate boardrooms of America.

 

Whether globe-trotting to exotic locales or prowling the dusty backroads of California, she strikes fear into the hearts of her targets, employing disguises, devious technology of her own invention, and deadly fighting skills.

 

Her only friend, an MS-13 gangster, manipulates her even as he assists her. Will the dark secrets of Brenda's adolescence and the shocking truth behind SCRAM destroy them both?

 

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www.davidkennedybooks.com

 

Jen's Hens Make New Friends by Jen Petrovich

COMING SOON

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The Winner's Circle by PJ Colando

 

FAITH… FAMILY… FRENZY!

 

Life in a rural small town can dull the senses. A trio of gal pals—mired in middle age, middle America, and other people’s problems—long to escape.

 

When Bonnie wins the Boffo Lotto, her circle of friends urge her to lawyer up, invest, and sequester herself.

 

But secrets are inconceivable in small towns, so Bonnie and Carl invite close friends to witness their Vegas wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii with endless vagabond beyond. The sky’s the limit!

 

The allure of travel is fun for a while—hilarious, in fact. But when the husbands are jailed, wanderlust is no longer a romp, and things get complicated when you’re halfway round the world, untethered from all you know and love.

 

Life has its consequences… and there’s no place like home.

 

 

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Path of Progress by Flora Beach Burlingame

 

It’s the late 1800s, and John Ogilvie Stevenson, pastor of the Congregational Church in Waterloo, Iowa, believes women are equal to men in intelligence, and superior to men morally and spiritually.

 

During a sermon on temperance, wherein he advocates laws to shut down the saloons, he is struck with the irony that his audiences are composed mostly of women—that segment of the citizenry who cannot vote. Thus begins his campaign for women’s suffrage. A large portion of the public believes a woman’s place is in the home, that she has no business in politics, and probably isn’t smart enough to vote.

 

Every two years the Iowa state legislature considers putting an amendment on the ballot for a public vote on the issue and time after time it doesn’t get that far. The Reverend John Stevenson never gives up. Through the triumphs and tragedies of his own personal life, he is determined to forge the path of progress.

 

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Nemesis by Kat Ross

 

In the fourth volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen risks everything on a desperate gamble to stop the Vatras once and for all…

With Meb safely among her own people, Nazafareen has finally embraced her dangerous fire magic. She is the Fourth Talisman, destined to free the heirs from the wards binding their own extraordinary power. With Nocturne and Solis poised on the brink of war, the choices she makes will decide the fate of mortals and daevas alike.

Determined to confront Culach and make amends, Nazafareen goes to Val Moraine, setting off a chain of events that ultimately leads her deep into the perilous wasteland called the Kiln and the faceless enemy waiting there. But the ancient hatred that shattered the world a millennium before is stronger and far more devious than she and her companions imagine. 

Is the Viper truly dead? And can Nazafareen triumph without facing the darkness that lurks within her own heart?

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

 

Two people. Two sets of rules. One chance to let it all go. 

 

Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last nine years building an empire that was someone else's dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able to lock away her heart and convince herself it's dead. After an unthinkable tragedy, Beverly should know by now that a single day can change everything.

 

She can't run from love forever.

 

Gavin has it all, a thriving business, phenomenal family, supportive friends, but an hour with Beverly Morgan makes him question his entire life and his own happiness. 

 

She could be exactly what he needs, if she's brave enough to open up again.

 

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www.ashlynncubbison.com

 

My Name Is Rose by Alexa Kingaard

 

Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent's dream come true, not hers. She doesn't share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust upon her. When she convinces them to send her to public school in the nearby town, a new world opens up to her. 

 

As she pursues her education, Rose chooses a different path, leaving her parents heartbroken at her insistence they are hiding something from her. She's convinced her father isn't the man her mother married.

 

Although she finds love far away from her roots and upbringing, her wounds only deepen as she keeps her family at arm’s length. 

 

What she loses during those years can only be retrieved with her understanding that “a Rose by any other name is still a Rose.”

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www.alexakingaard.com

 
AGELESS
Coming
Soon!
By Barbara Franklin

Ageless by Barbara Franklin

 

You don’t need an age…

 

No one (adult) does. You are going to love what you see without those strange and disorienting “age-glasses” you have been wearing. Take them off completely and look into a brave new world with no age and no limits.

 

AGELESS challenges our cultural obsession with numbers and sets out to change the world one person at a time.

 

Join conscious men and women everywhere in experiencing the freedoms of an AGELESS life and never think about age the same way again.

 

COMING SOON

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The Haunting of Elmwood Manor by Pamela McCord

 

Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board. 

 

Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.

 

In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?

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www.pamelamccordbooks.com

 

The Devil's Own by K. A. Fox

 

Delaney Murphy has always known she's the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expected to inherit all her father's infernal abilities. When her new found magic begins to poison the people closest to her, Laney must make a choice. To protect the world from the worst she can do, she leaves everyone she loves behind and builds a new life for herself, alone, in a place where she can control the urge to give in to the magic living within her.

 

But when she recognizes a familiar pattern in a string of murders, Laney leaves her peaceful, isolated life behind and goes on the hunt, unleashing a threat she never dreamed possible. Confronting this menacing specter could mean giving in to temptation and becoming the one thing she fears most. Will she use her magic to do the right thing, even if it means hurting the ones she loves?

 

 

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www.imkafox.com

 

Shoes on the Stairs by Jan Steele

 

Inspired by the many frustrations of parenthood and the ever-present fear of failure, SHOES ON THE STAIRS centers around a mother’s struggle to accept what she has left behind after her death. She takes the reader on a journey of both laughter and tears while learning even the smallest of gestures can make a significant and lasting impact. 

*** 

Claire Blackwell can’t find that damn white light. Thanks to a mishap at an intersection, she’s dead and stuck somewhere between Heaven and what seems like Hell as she is forced to watch her husband and children unravel without her. While she struggles to find answers for her limbo state, her family begins to see her ghost, offering what she believes, is a gift of second chances. 

As she navigates through this new, untouchable world and the challenges it creates, she is forced to face some sad and potentially dangerous truths. Determined, she works to mend her relationship with her family, but her stubborn teenage son refuses to acknowledge her, and when tensions escalate with his long-time bully, her inability to control the physical world around her leaves her fearing for her family’s safety. With her time running out, she must find a way to save them before the progress she has made is lost and she fades from this world forever.

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www.jansteeleauthors.com

 

Section Roads by Mike Murphey

 

When attorney Cullen Molloy attends his fortieth high school reunion, he doesn’t expect to be defending childhood friends against charges of murder… 

 

In a small town on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico, life and culture are shaped by the farm roads defining the 640-acre sections of land homesteaders claimed at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Cullen and Shelby Blaine explore first love along these section roads during the 1960’s, forging a life-long emotional bond.

 

As junior high school band nerds, Cullen and Shelby fall under the protection of football player and loner, Buddy Boyd. During their sophomore year of high school, Buddy is charged with killing a classmate and is confined to a youth correctional facility. When he returns to town facing the prospect of imprisonment as an adult, Cullen becomes Buddy’s protector.

 

The case haunts the three friends into adulthood, and it isn’t until their fortieth reunion, that they’re forced to revisit that horrible night. When a new killing takes place, Cullen, Shelby and Buddy find themselves reliving the nightmare. 

 

Murder is an easy thing to hide along old country section roads.

 

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www.mikemurpheybooks.com

 

Inferno by Kat Ross

 

In the fifth and last volume of the Fourth Talisman series, the worlds of the living and the dead collide in a final confrontation that will leave Nocturne and Solis forever changed….

Three talismans adrift.
Two mad kings.
One poisonous crown.

As dark forces gather at the Rock of Ariamazes in Samarqand, Nazafareen discovers that there are worse places than the afterlife. The twisted creature pulling the Vatras’ strings is holed up in the deepest level of the Dominion—and only she has the power to follow him there, though at the potential cost of her own soul.

Prophecy claims the three daeva clans must unite to face their greatest enemy again, but two of the talismans have vanished and the third is a child more used to skulking in the shadows than leading an army. Meb the Mouse might be their last hope—if anyone bothers to take her seriously.

And within the confines of the Rock, a dying king makes a pact with the devil, setting in motion a chain of events that could spell doom for friends and foes alike.

WARNING: This book contains twists and turns, richly deserved comeuppances, shocking revelations, knock-down, drag-out fights, obsessive stalkers, some very nasty monsters…and, of course, true love.

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www.katrossbooks.com

 

Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets by Sherrill Joseph

 

World-famous Egyptologist Dr. Winston Thornsley died suddenly two months ago in disgrace. His widow, Ida Thornsley, remains convinced her husband was falsely accused of stealing an ancient burial urn he discovered in Egypt last summer, but local and federal law enforcement officers are stumped. 

 

Mrs. Thornsley, desperate for answers, calls in her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, Moki Kalani, and Rani Kumar. Their exciting mission? To find the urn and its real thief, bring the criminal to justice, and exonerate Dr. Thornsley so his spotless reputation can be restored. 

 

A roomful of venomous snakes, the poisoned Egyptian pond, and Dragon Pit Man are just a few of the tests awaiting the four tech-savvy teenagers. As the detectives begin to unravel the sinister plot, the mystery takes a dangerous turn. Answers are at their fingertips—if they can only convince their parents to let them solve the case.

COMING SOON

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www.florabeachburlingame.com

 

The Wingless Angel by Fabrice Wilfong

Hope has no lungs, yet it breathes. Hope has no heart, yet it beats. Hope has no legs, yet it travels. Hope has no mind, yet it knows all.

Fire and brimstone, pitchforks and horns, eternal damnation; this is the story you’ve been told about Hell. 

 

It is false. 

 

Hell is far worse. 

 

Covered in human skin, coursing with rivers of blood, bodies falling from the sky day and night; it will take much more than faith if you are to survive. 

 

The epic battle between Angels and Demons has raged for centuries, but it’s about to encounter a twist: the arrival of Army Medic Silton. And before it’s over, the balance between Heaven and Hell will be shifted, shifted by a Wingless Angel.

Sin follows the sinner, it does not lead.

COMING SOON

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Lost Girl by Holly Kammier

 

An appalling act of violence and an unsolved double-murder.

 

Small-town investigative reporter, Shelby Day, is determined to hunt a killer.

 

As her search draws closer to uncovering the twisted truth, she begins receiving ominous warnings to stay quiet and drop the story. The young journalist is in danger. Her charming cameraman and best-friend, a person with his own secret past, says he wants to protect her. But Shelby is headstrong and dodging anything that could lead to love. She can't allow anyone to distract her as she fights for the two women who deserve justice.

 

She never expects along the way she'll have to stop and save herself.

 

Tick tock… If Shelby doesn’t solve the crime soon, she’ll become the killer’s next victim.

 

COMING SOON

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www.hkammier.com

 

A Bad Breed by Kat Ross

 

Pricolici.

A creature out of folklore. And nightmare.

January 1889. When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to the forests of the Old Country to hunt the killer – only to vanish without a trace.

The trail leads her mentor Vivienne Cumberland deep into the Carpathians to a remote monastery. As a blizzard rages outside, trapping them all with the pricolici, Vivienne risks sharing the fate of the woman she came to find. But is the culprit truly a werewolf … or something even more dangerous?

A man bent on revenge. And a love that was never meant to be.

Imprisoned in a decaying castle, Anne finds herself ensnared in a web of dark enchantment, at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside – and a memory as old as the ancient legends.

As the weeks pass, Anne learns his real identity, and slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?

Author’s Note: This darkly magical reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, but can be read as a standalone with no need to start with Book #1, The Daemoniac.

 

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Once You Know by Agnes Deglon

 

Our children are our hope, our future, our everything. Yet, we are often very unaware of the consequences of our actions, and the impact they have on our children’s future. The dangers of our lack of awareness are real. For the first time in history, our children’s life expectancy is shorter than ours. It is our duty as parents to educate ourselves and help our children thrive. This book is:

  • An invitation to take a deeper look at the cultural influence on our children’s health.

  • A helpful resource for parents who wish to take an active role in preserving their children’s health in today’s toxic environment.

  • Anempowering guide with life-changing information that most of us don’t have.

 

Once you know, you can make changes. NOW is the time to act.

COMING SOON

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THE DISEASED ONES
The Hollis Timewire Series
Book One
Coming
Soon!
By Danielle Harrington

The Diseased Ones by Danielle Harrington

 

On the morning of her 16th birthday, Hollis Timewire receives the worst possible news. She can't become a citizen of the world. She's a Diseased One. 

 

Born with a biomarker that bestows dangerous, brain-altering powers, Hollis is forced to hide underground with other Diseased Ones, who believe that the government falsified history to cover up their genocide. 

 

Now Hollis must discover the truth, and is willing to risk anything, including her powers, to go back home.

COMING SOON

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The Necromancer's Bride by Kat Ross

 

Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit.

A self-appointed soldier of God with a penchant for ruthlessly punishing his enemies, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger.

The smart thing would be to let him go.

Unfortunately, Anne’s life isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring.

Determined to heal the rift between them, she goes in search of her tempestuous former lover, black parasol in hand and daeva magic crackling at her fingertips. But Gabriel has his own plans afoot and Anne finds herself drawn into one of his tangled webs, much against her better judgment.

Gabriel’s nemesis has reappeared in Brussels, a vile slaver who’s plundering the Congo Free State with the blessing of King Leopold. Gabriel might be willing to give Anne a second chance, but not until Jorin Bekker’s head is lying at his feet.

Back in London, the quasi-reformed necromancer Balthazar sets his sights on the same quarry. He holds a very personal grudge against Bekker — and killing him might be the only way to keep Gabriel D’Ange from Balthazar’s own throat.

When the hunters collide at a lavish gala thrown by the king, Anne learns just how far she’ll go to save the man she loves.

Note: The Necromancer’s Bride is the sequel to A Bad Breed, which should be read first.

COMING SOON

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The Conman by Mike Murphey with Keith Comstock

 

Conor Nash has lived his life with a single purpose—to pitch in the Major Leagues. He’s been released from professional baseball contracts ten times over a sixteen-year career, but he’s overcome every obstacle to finally reach The Show when he’s a decade too old. 

As he faces the specter of injury-forced retirement, he becomes a man neither he nor his wife recognizes. During his career, Conor avoided the trap of alcohol and drugs because his drug was baseball. And what can an addict do when he realizes he will never get that high again? 

Conor climbs treacherous Camelback Mountain, drinks a bottle of Champagne, recalls people and events, and seeks an answer. Who is Conor Nash if he can’t pitch?

COMING SOON

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Haskell Himself by Gary Seigel

 

Meet Haskell Hodge. At sixteen he’s already garnered some fame as a former child actor and star of a popular cereal commercial. But that doesn’t do much for him when he’s dumped at his aunt’s house in the suburbs of Los Angeles to face an assortment of neighborhood bullies.

 

 

He thinks he might be gay. In fact, he could be the only gay person in the valley, maybe on the entire planet. Even if he does manage to find a boyfriend, their relationship would have to be secret and invisible.

 

 

After all it’s 1966. And though Time Magazine claims the sexual revolution is in full swing, the freedoms straight people are enjoying don’t seem to apply to everyone. And as much as Haskell attempts to hide his true self, carefully navigating the tricky and risky terrain of being queer, he’s still taunted and teased relentlessly.

 

 

Rather than give in to the irrationality of this hate, Haskell fights back, eventually finding an unlikely outlet to vent his frustration and angst—playing a bully in a screen test for a major motion picture. If he plays his cards right, it could catapult him into Hollywood stardom. 

 

 

Of course, like most things in life, it comes with a heavy price Haskell’s not certain he’s willing to pay.  

COMING SOON

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WHAT REMAINS
Coming
Soon!
Poetry by 
Carol Ann Heasley

What Remains by Carol Ann Heasley

 

Carol's poems are "in the moment" experiences, where at the root of every word is a bond between the speaker and subject of the poem. Although at times beautiful, there is a stark reminder of our humanity. She employs free verse in various forms. The poetry exemplifies humankind's place in the universe, through settings which range over time and space. The inspiration for Carol's work derives from the spirit - the chi- that transports us beyond the disrepair of our world.

COMING SOON

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JUDAS KISS
Murphy's Law Book 2
Coming
Soon!
By K. A. Fox

Judas Kiss by K. A. Fox

 

Delaney Murphy is learning what it really means to be the daughter of the Devil and that not everyone appreciates her father's kinder, gentler side. When tragedy strikes and upsets the fragile balancing act of her life, Delaney will have to choose between the world she's sworn to protect and the father who has changed the whole of Hell just for her. 

 

As betrayals around her mount, she begins to question herself and those closest to her. 

 

 

Cut off from her magic, Laney's tie to humanity is fraying. She’s slipping closer and closer to giving in to the overwhelming darkness growing inside her. 

 

 

Ultimately, she’ll have to confront her demons or risk losing herself entirely.

COMING SOON

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KEEP FOREVER
Coming
Soon!
By Alexa Kingaard

Keep Forever by Alexa Kingaard

 

Now that Paul O’Brien has returned from serving in Vietnam, he wants nothing more than to piece together a meaningful life. But the war-spawned, guilt-driven nightmares won't stop haunting him. Elizabeth, the woman who loves him most, is committed to helping him overcome the obstacles in their path. 

Despite living in an era where veterans refuse to speak of their pain, are ignored by the bureaucracy that put them in harm's way, and are vilified by public opinion, the couple is determined to live in love.

Together, they struggle a lifetime with the challenges of raising a family and learn to accept the realities of living with the burden that Paul brought home.


In the shadows of the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of veterans keep silent, even amongst themselves. Their children are witness to the travesty of war, seen through the eyes of their fathers who, in spite of themselves, leave behind legacies of light, love, and understanding.

COMING SOON

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THE GHOST ON FIREFLY LANE
Pekin Dewlap Mystery #2
Coming
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By Pamela McCord

The Ghost on Firefly Lane by Pamela McCord

 

A heartbroken ghost searches in vain for her baby. Pekin Dewlap and her best friends Scout and Amber are hired to help her spirit go into the light by the kindhearted homeowners who’ve grown fond of the crying ghost. The teens move into the house while their clients are on a cruise, and their first order of business is to find out the ghost’s identity. A neighbor is able to provide the name of the house’s last owner, and the story of how his wife died in childbirth. Now, armed with the ghost’s name, along with those of her husband and baby daughter, it’s time to set the ghost free.

 

However, it isn’t as easy as the kids expect. First, Lily the ghost doesn’t seem to be aware of their presence, and when she finally “sees” them, she becomes angry and destructive. The Ghosties track down Lily’s husband and daughter to ask for their help, but much to their surprise, their invitation is met with hostility. The father has secrets of his own that he must protect.

 

If Pekin and her friends can’t convince the father to help them, they may never be able to set Lily free, and send her into the light.

 

COMING SOON

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The Mercenary's Daughter by Joe Gazzam & Jessica Therrien

 

When Special Ops recruit, Tara Kafee is dishonorably discharged, there’s only one place to go—Home. 

 

But there’s more waiting for her there than she’s ready for.
 

It’s been four years since she’s been back and ten since her mother walked out on the family never to be heard of again.
 

She’s determined to rekindle things with her father and keep him close. That is, until he goes missing.
 

Soon after stumbling upon a safe room full of weapons, fake passports, and a mission’s dossier marking a target in Cuba, she reluctantly accepts the help of her angsty teenage brother. He’s the only one she can trust, so together, the two set out for Havana.

 

Tara is determined to get her father back, whatever it takes, but things are never easy when you’re the mercenary’s daughter.

 

COMING MARCH 2020

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Your Words Count by Lacey Impellizeri

 

A large format intensive 6-Month writing and editing planner to help you finish your book.

 

The best time to start writing your book is now.

 

Your Words Count is an interactive 6-month creative writing planner to help motivate you to improve your writing habits and help you discover the discipline needed to finish your novel.

 

Designed to be picked up any time of the year, or in any phase of the process, this workbook serves as a daily accountability journal. With sections on weekly reflection, character creation, story outlining, and marketing and publishing advice, Your Words Count serves as the ultimate guide for the beginning of your writing career.

 

 

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www.laceyimpellizeri.com

 
 
 
STICKS and STONES
Coming
Soon!
By Dianne Beck

Sticks and Stones by Dianne Beck

 

When fourteen-year-old Emily Greene wakes up to police banging on her door, she is shocked to see her mother arrested on drug charges.

 

Uprooted and in disbelief, Emily moves to a new town to stay with her grandmother, known as Crazy Carol for her outspoken faith and quirky behaviors. As if the arrest isn’t enough, kids at her new school immediately begin to stereotype and judge her based on the news they’ve heard about her mom.

Emily is sure her stepfather is to blame for the crime. He has conveniently disappeared since the day of the arrest. She’s determined to find him, and prove he’s at fault. But something awful happens, shaking her world yet again. 

After this string of tragedies, Emily starts to question God, but is gently and consistently reminded by her grandmother, through stories she tells of all the sticks, leaves, and stones she collects, that God is her good and faithful parent.

Emily must learn that the words others say about her don’t matter, that her mom’s mistakes don’t define her, and she is always deeply loved by her heavenly father. If only she can learn to forgive herself.

 

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Scoring Reagan by Tori Kron

 

Basketball star, Deacon Bailey didn’t mean to fall for his best friend’s little sister, but matters of the heart can’t be controlled. Nor can Reagan Cassidy. She won’t agree to advance their relationship beyond a fling. 

With a troubled past that haunts her, Reagan refuses to risk her heart, so she pushes away the opportunity to date the perfect man. But when Deacon takes center stage as the city’s celebrity bachelor, Reagan can’t help but question her choice.

 

Especially when Saachi enters the scene as a contestant on the show. She’s Deacon’s perfect match. And Reagan’s worst nightmare.

 

In a world where love isn’t a game easily won, Deacon and Reagan will have to decide if they want to play fair or if they want to play for keeps.

 

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