There were so many great books today, I couldn’t hold it to just a baker’s dozen — not even two dozen! Here is a weekend-binge bunch of new Kindle freebies. Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours. Books qualify for “Editor’s Picks” if they have outstanding customer reviews. Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free.

CAGED (The Caged Series Book 1)

CAGED (The Caged Series Book 1)

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"I stood in the middle of the room, unmoving – I barely breathed. My life had just become surreal, impossible, and one enormous lie. I needed to go, to run somewhere, anywhere to beat back the reality that was rapidly closing in around me. The image of him was burned into my retina, flashing over and over again like a warning. He was trapped somewhere between human and decidedly not, and I realized that was my new reality.
I was too."

After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural.
As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered.
When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life.
She chooses poorly.
Now abandoned, Ruby must learn to call on the darkness within to survive, or spend a hellish eternity imprisoned because of it.

(Content Advisory: language, mild violence)

* * * ONLINE REVIEWS * * *

"Caged is very much plot driven and when paired with Ruby’s outstanding voice this story quickly becomes next to impossible to put down.
Natusch’s descriptions are spellbinding without putting even the smallest damper on the endless action. It might be an indie publication but rest assured, you’re in for a wild ride. With a riveting narrative and a story line that just doesn’t quit; this book is a must read for any and all paranormal fiction junkies." ~Carmel

"Caged could very possibly be one of the best Urban Fantasy novels I have ever read." ~Jena Gregoire,

"This is a story that starts with a bang and then keeps on going."

"A well written and edited book, which has an equally gripping beginning that doesn’t quite let up, until the very end."

"I'll admit that CAGED sucked me in, and I bought HAUNTED the minute I finished it." ~Connie Suttle, bestselling author of the Blood Destiny series

Only the Truth

Only the Truth

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Harkening back to the writing styles and small town settings of earlier American authors – John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, and Carson McCullers - "Only the Truth" is a psychological mystery with as many twists as the country road leading to the humble home of Billy Ray Hutchins, a lonely uneducated man living in the hills of Arkansas. Life changes little for him from day to day until he brings home a young drifter he meets at the railroad tracks, the mysterious Charlene, whose last name he never asks. He becomes her Sweet Billy Ray and his love for Charlene is steady and uncomplicated until the sheriff shows up to take her away in handcuffs. With the only woman he has ever loved behind bars for the coldblooded murder of the old man across the road, a confused and devastated Billy Ray sets out on a quest to find the truth, only the truth, whether it leads him to be able to save his Charlene from a death sentence or it frees him from her spell.


PRAISE for ONLY THE TRUTH!

Brown does a masterful job engaging the reader while weaving the psychological tapestry of love, loss, brutality and shame that challenges us to think. – Blink on Crime

Intriguing, disturbing, beautiful – Chelsea Hoffman

This well-written novella has it all: interest, suspense, great characters, and a surprising conclusion. - Fifty is the New Forty

Billy Ray Hutchins, Police Chief Williams, Mrs. Covey – positive African-American characters– in a heartwarming book that has nothing to do with race. – Books of Worth

Only the Truth is such a special treat and ‘Sweet Billy Ray’ is so endearing, an innocent heart, venturing down life’s rocky road. I already miss him and it’s like missing a good ole’ friend. – Kathleen McLaughlin, Business End of the Pen

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown takes the reader on a psychological ride as the main character Billy Ray Hutchins wrestles with the fact that he lived with and loved a murderer. Billy Ray is best described as a country bumpkin, his world is turned upside down, and he is forced to go into the mind of a killer. Only the Truth is a real page turner that is sure to keep readers interested from start to finish! - Levi Page, The Levi Page Show


About the Author

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler and television commentator. She is the CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and president of The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Having made over two thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and worldwide, Pat Brown is well known for her crime commentary and for her profiling and forensic analysis. She can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, and CBS, and is a frequent guest of Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition, and The Today Show, Pat Brown was the host and profiler for the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, "The Suspicious Death of Cleopatra" and the 2010 Discovery Channel "Mystery Files" in which she revealed a new Jack the Ripper suspect. Pat Brown is also the author of "Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers" (Phoenix Books 2008), "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths" (Hyperion Voice 2010), and the upcoming "How to Save Your Daughter's Life" (HCI Sept 2012), and "The Murder of Cleopatra (Prometheus Feb 2013).

Ruby Blue (The Ruby Blue Series)

Ruby Blue (The Ruby Blue Series)

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AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does Ruby do when more strange events continue to occur? Will she keep her gift of Fairy Sight a secret? As an ancient myth unfolds and new mystic fairy tales come to life, Ruby and her menagerie of friends tackle some extraordinary circumstances with her very ordinary abilities in this modern day fairy tale. See what legends come to life in “Ruby Blue,” a young adult fantasy fiction novel and the first installment of the Ruby Blue series.

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AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does Ruby do when more strange events continue to occur? Will she keep her gift of Fairy Sight a secret? As an ancient myth unfolds and new mystic fairy tales come to life, Ruby and her menagerie of friends tackle some extraordinary circumstances with her very ordinary abilities in this modern day fairy tale. See what legends come to life in “Ruby Blue,” a young adult fantasy fiction novel and the first installment of the Ruby Blue series.

The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1)

The Insiders (The Insiders Series Book 1)

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The Insiders by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman does something altogether original, and genius. Part deference to the American dream, part economic conspiracy with a shocking twist, part knock down, drag out, high-octane entertainment, this novel is spellbinding fury and long overdue.

Wilson Fielder is an unsuspecting hero. A rising star at a prestigious management consulting firm, he has challenged more than a few overbearing corporate titans, but it is not until there is an attempt on his father’s life that he is forced to take it to the street.

His father is none other than Charles Fielder, a brilliant businessman who founded an exclusive club of the world’s most powerful CEOs that has unparalleled perks such as limitless legal protection and unimaginable personal wealth, not to mention lavish retreats, sexual favors, and access to the world’s deadliest contract killers. It is the ultimate insiders club—a complex web of insider trading, back scratching and, inevitably, backstabbing.

Ultimately, Wilson uncovers his father’s real agenda for leveling the playing field and vows to finish the job, but only to meet the iron fist of Wayland Tate who is backed by international wealthy elite and will stop at nothing to destroy his opponents. In the end, Wilson must win this battle not only to avenge his father, but for all of us.

Collapse (New America-Book One)

Collapse (New America-Book One)

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BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series.

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.


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BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series.

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.


Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail

Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Skywalker
Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail
Authored by Bill Walker

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT)is the perfect place for an average person to do something extraordinary. Bill Walker ("Skywalker"), who stands 6'11", might seem like anything but average. Yet in a brutally honest tone, he lays to bare all his considerable weaknesses and fears. Among these are crushing weight loss and fatigue, along with a fear of getting lost or a bear stealing his food. Nonetheless, he is bound and determined to hike the PCT, which at 2,663 miles, runs all the way from Mexico to Canada.

The PCT's calling card is its stunning beauty. It has a diversity of geography unequaled by any footpath in the world. Haunting and beckoning the PCT hiker are the implacable desert, the towering majesty of the so-called High Sierra, and the ruggedly bleak, northern Cascade range. Indeed, the PCT hiker faces much greater extremes of terrain and climate than on the famed Appalachian Trail. Completing this demanding challenge calls for overwhelming clarity of purpose.

Walker's signature characteristic as a writer is his real talent in capturing people ("Skywalker's humor, his delight in human foibles appeal to a broad audience."--Jeff Minnick, Smoky Mountain Book News). Obviously, he is a people person because he runs into and vividly describes a truly colorful cast of characters from seemingly all walks of American life. Among these are Uber Bitch, Shit Bag, and Serial Killer; the reader learns how these hikers ended up with their names (hint: blunders).

The reader need not worry that Walker is a bully. Throughout this irreverent narrative, he turns his considerable supply of humor back on himself in ruthlessly self-deprecating fashion. It all makes for a delightful read.



Publication Date:Oct 26 2010
ISBN/EAN13:1453862234 / 9781453862230
Page Count:252
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English
Color:Black and White
Related Categories:Sports & Recreation / Hiking

Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian trail

Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian trail

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Why would a middle-aged businessman who had never even spent the night outdoors, attempt to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Bill Walker, a former commodities trader in Chicago and London, and an avid walker, had developed a virtual obsession to hike this historic 2,175 mile footpath in one hiking season. In the spring of 2005 he set off from his home state of Georgia, hoping to make it to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine before the arrival of winter. Immediately, he realized he had plunged into a whole new world. For starters, the Appalachian Trail has some ferociously difficult terrain, winding through dramatically diverse geography and covering the East's highest peaks.

Walker's 6'11' height earned him the trail name, "Skywalker", and drew envious attention from his fellow hikers. However, the height made him more susceptible to weight loss, cold weather, and crushing fatigue. An elemental fear of bears and snakes, as well as getting lost, also loomed large.
Skywalker was especially struck by the rich culture this jewel of a trail has developed over the years. Included is a history of how the Appalachian Trail has become such a stunning American success story over the decades. It is a model public-private partnership. As many as 4,000,000 people hike some part of it each year.

Mortals are compelled--or perhaps cursed--to relive their lifetime adventure. This is Bill Walker's unforgettable version, leavened with ruthlessly self-deprecating humor. Some have joked that the book is as much about what NOT to do, as what to do. Skywalker couldn't agree more!

Men-ipulation, A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery

Men-ipulation, A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery

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A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery

Men-ipulation, Book One of The Men Wars, is dark, dangerous, dramatic and funny as it follows Monica Sarli's lifelong battle with men, sex and Heroin addiction. More can happen to Monica in one week than most people experience in a year, from facing down psychopathic drug dealers to the FBI threatening to put her in the Witness Protection Program or the SWAT team appearing to rescue her from a man she's done with, and every story is as true as it is strange. Get ready for an exciting ride that takes you from the depths of drug addiction to the pinnacle of high society only to end up six feet under.

Once in Every Generation

Once in Every Generation

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Eleven-year-old Angelina Mariano was a phenomenon that happens only once in every generation. Her spectacular singing voice was incomparable. But a traumatic incident created a debilitating phobia that destroyed any dream of pursuing her passion.

As an adult, Angelina teaches private voice lessons and takes on a student she recognizes as astonishing, one who possesses the career potential that eluded her. Lisa Forester is that student. Becoming her mentor and friend, she nourishes young Lisa's talent and instills that which escaped Angelina so long ago, the confidence to believe in her own abilities.

Unleashed, the young student's voice launches her on a meteoric rise to stardom. At the height of Lisa's career, however, a life-altering illness surfaces. Because of her love for Lisa, Angelina must now dig deep down inside of herself and face her own fears.

Relying on one another's strength, both women will learn to face their own challenges. Once in Every Generation is a story of relationships, courage, and dreams interrupted.

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Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost

Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost

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After big-time Hemingway fan Jack Phelan falls into a coma following an accident, he somehow finds himself in Key West, Florida, literally rubbing shoulders with his longtime hero.

The legendary author has been sent down by “The Main Man in the clouds” to see if Jack has what it takes to write a book for Him. And though Hemingway knows that his findings may very well determine whether Jack lives or dies, he doesn’t have a clue that the book is going to be about him.

Over the next four days, Jack and Hem not only knock around Key West but they also travel to some more of the legendary author’s old haunts. Together the two meet up with many of Hemingway’s long gone friends and have some rollicking good times. But during their journey they are also forced to go nose to nose with some things that are not at all fun and games. They both face highly-emotional tests of strength as well. But wait. That’s not all. After their time together ends is when things really get out of hand.

Adventures at Walnut Grove: A Lesson about Teasing (Walnut Grove Series Book 1)

Adventures at Walnut Grove: A Lesson about Teasing (Walnut Grove Series Book 1)

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Sammy's feelings are hurt when he is called raccoon eyes. Sammy knows that name-calling is not nice, but his friends have a valuable lesson to learn. The name-caller soon becomes the one being teased. Adventures at Walnut Grove is a story about friends that learn to treat others as they would like to be treated.

Black Dragon, Black Cat

Black Dragon, Black Cat

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When a baby girl is abandoned at the gate of a monastery in ancient China, the monks have no choice but to adopt her into their exclusively male society of world-renown masters of the art of kung fu. She is raised within the monastery with a small group of boys, watching the monks beautiful training exercises during the days and listening to recounts of glorious battles of great kung fu masters at nighttime. Her favorite stories are those of the grand tournament battles between the monastery grand master, Bai Chen, and the legendary Black Dragon, an unknown masked competitor with unequaled prowess in the art of kung fu.
Although the monks try to fulfill her physical and emotional needs, the girl becomes increasingly aware that she is treated differently than the male children, and develops a feeling of being unloved. She becomes increasingly isolated, and develops a deep yearning to become a great master of kung fu, dreaming of the day that she will be called to train in the art.
When the time comes for the children to begin their initiation into the art, the girl is crushed to learn that she will not be allowed to participate, and flees from the monastery without any thought as to the consequences. She wanders through the rugged countryside for days, tired and hungry, until she chances upon an old man on the bank of a green pond. The old man offers to take the girl into his home, promising to teach her the art of kung fu. Could this wrinkled old figure really teach her anything about kung fu? She doubts this to be true, but faced with another hungry evening, she readily accepts the invitation.
Thus begins the lifelong journey of Black Cat toward the only goal she can imagine: to compete in the Grand Tournament of ancient China and become a great master of the art of kung fu. She quickly discovers, however, that not only is her new master highly adept at the art of kung fu, but that her training is not as glorious as she had anticipated...

Black Dragon, Black Cat is an ambitious saga of devotion, betrayal, and redemption, instilled with the philosophical wisdom of the old master and breathless scenes of epic battles set in ancient China. It can be enjoyed by all readers who are seeking adventures in ancient civilizations and cultures, as well as poignant character portrayals of unique individuals. And of course, there is non-stop action...

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series Book 2)

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series Book 2)

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Your home's decor speaks a thousand words. As guests and visitors walk into your home for the first time, its appearance on the inside will be a reflection or an extension of your personal preferences as well as your personality.

A bathroom in any home should be a room in which the homeowner and their guests can unwind and feel refreshed. In your home, you may have a master bathroom as well as a separate guest bathroom, or you may only have one bathroom which your guests make use of too.

Decorating a bathroom can be a challenge, especially when it comes to a bathroom that will be used by visitors. Decorating can also become a challenge when it comes to the size of the bathroom being decorated.

'Bathroom Decorating' is the perfect guide that will lead any homeowner to make the right decisions when it comes to creating the perfect bathroom.

In this book, numerous bathroom decorating ideas and themes; complete with their own color illustrations will inspire you and help you to choose the best design for your own bathroom. You will take a closer look at the most widely used styles in the field of bathroom decorating, and how to create these styles by combining specific features, colors and fixtures together yourself.

You will learn how to use color and lighting effectively in your bathroom in order to achieve the perfect atmosphere. You will also be guided toward choosing the best accessories, vanities and countertops for your bathroom and will be given advice on how to reduce clutter in this room, which is often a homeowner's worst enemy.

'Bathroom Decorating' is the best way to ensure that you have all the sound advice, and all the inspiring decor ideas and themes you'll need when the time comes for you to tackle your own bathroom decorating project.

Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families: Learn Spanish, Speak Spanish, Teach Kids Spanish - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!

Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families: Learn Spanish, Speak Spanish, Teach Kids Spanish - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!

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Lightning-fast Spanish is now available in audio!  If you'd like to hear the conversations in the book spoken by a native Spanish speaker, you can purchase the audible version of the book - the perfect companion!  Listen to it in your car, or use it to perfect your pronunciation as you work through the book. 

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No time to learn Spanish? Want to teach your children but don't speak Spanish yourself? Lightning-Fast Spanish helps you incorporate Spanish into your every day activities, so you learn while doing the things you already do.

You'll teach your children Spanish the same way you taught them English - by interacting with them as you do daily activities. No need to set aside extra time in your busy schedule, and no need to speak Spanish yourself - with this unique program, you both learn as you go. You'll be amazed at how quickly you see results!

If you want to get your family speaking Spanish fast - this book is for you!

Lightning-Fast Spanish is:
* Built around every day situations - no need to set aside special time, and you will use your new language the first day!
* Ready to use with phonetic pronunciation included - no current Spanish knowledge needed!
* Fun and easy to start!


Counterpointe: A Novel

Counterpointe: A Novel

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A dancer on the verge of achieving her dreams is devastated by an injury, and the scientist who loves her begins a painful search for answers to the mysteries of the human heart. Each will have the chance to save a life. One will succeed, one will not. And then they will face the most difficult quest of all - navigating the space that lies between them.

Life and Death at Hoover Dam

Life and Death at Hoover Dam

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HISTORICAL FICTION: It’s 1931 and men are desperate for jobs. A lucky few will get to work in the searing heat of the Nevada desert on the massive Hoover Dam, the single largest public works project in history. Their goal is to tame the mighty Colorado River with a dam that towers sixty stories high from the base of the canyon to the crest of the dam. In doing so they will create the largest man-made lake in the world. Nothing like it has ever been built.
Life and Death at Hoover Dam tells the story of a handful of these men and the sacrifices they endured. From choking on gasoline fumes in 120-degree heat inside the five-stories-tall diversion tunnels to dangling by slender cables from the thousand-foot walls of Black Canyon, they will put their lives at risk. In the end, these men and the 20,000 others who worked on the dam will build a monument that makes possible the palm trees of Los Angeles and the desert oasis of Phoenix. This is the story of their lives—the men who built the matchless Hoover Dam.

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HISTORICAL FICTION: It’s 1931 and men are desperate for jobs. A lucky few will get to work in the searing heat of the Nevada desert on the massive Hoover Dam, the single largest public works project in history. Their goal is to tame the mighty Colorado River with a dam that towers sixty stories high from the base of the canyon to the crest of the dam. In doing so they will create the largest man-made lake in the world. Nothing like it has ever been built.
Life and Death at Hoover Dam tells the story of a handful of these men and the sacrifices they endured. From choking on gasoline fumes in 120-degree heat inside the five-stories-tall diversion tunnels to dangling by slender cables from the thousand-foot walls of Black Canyon, they will put their lives at risk. In the end, these men and the 20,000 others who worked on the dam will build a monument that makes possible the palm trees of Los Angeles and the desert oasis of Phoenix. This is the story of their lives—the men who built the matchless Hoover Dam.

THE DEADLINE

THE DEADLINE

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AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEVEN JAY GRIFFEL'S EVERYMAN NOVEL

THE DEADLINE is the story of David Grossman, a Baby Boomer approaching sixty who loses his high-paying corporate job, forcing him to review his options and priorities. Desperate for a last chance at personal fulfillment, David makes a one-year deal with his wife. If he fails, his life-long dream is likely over and he must return to the corporate grind, “a life lived under the steady lash.”

At first, one year seems like ample time, but David had not counted on having to deal with a moody culinary genius from the Amazon, a high priestess of the dark arts, a dying mother, and sinister thugs from the Mob. With each passing day, Grossman feels the pressure of time slipping away and the likely end to his dream.

THE DEADLINE is a truly engaging story, as only Steven Jay Griffel could write, about people fighting to achieve their dreams, no matter what the odds. In the center of it all is David Grossman, a man who struggles to push ahead, an everyman who still believes that decency, humor, and compassion are enough to survive in a world gone awry.

Author of five novels, Steven Jay Griffel lives in Queens, New York, with his wife Barbara.

What Amazon Customers have written about Steven Jay Griffel's earlier novels:

About FORTY YEARS LATER:

"Steven Jay Griffel explores what happens when you reconnect with that person you've wondered about through the years."

"Griffel captures the feelings of lost love, missed opportunities and renewed friendships."

About GRAND VIEW:

"What Griffel does better than just about anybody is to delve into the complexity and subtlety of Human Nature. There lies his strength."

"This story evokes myriad emotions as it takes you on an exciting journey … that explores the dynamics of marriage, friendship, family relationships, and serious illness."

About GROSSMAN'S CASTLE:

"Mr. Griffel is a true master of suspense in the best sense of the word, offering complex and compelling love rectangles and ghoulish hints to reveal the mystery of Grossman's Castle."

About THE ISHI AFFAIR:

"Steven Jay Griffel’s literary gifts are on full display."

"There was no point in the story where I felt I could take a break. Full of twists and turns!! It was totally engrossing!!"

The Intergalactic Adventures of Malachy and Troika: How Joy & Love Saved Planet Earth

The Intergalactic Adventures of Malachy and Troika: How Joy & Love Saved Planet Earth

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This is a magical story about two dogs that dance through the galaxy, visiting the creatures of the universe in a global mission to share joy, wisdom and love. Troika and Malachy will warm your heart!

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will be going to One Voice: A community that recognizes the unique power of music to inspire, connect and transform children everywhere (http://www.onevoicecommunity.org) and Humanity in Unity's Just One Program (http://www.humanityinunity.org/?page_id=17).

A Season of Secrets: A Feel-Good Holiday Story

A Season of Secrets: A Feel-Good Holiday Story

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PREGNANT VIRGIN WALKS INTO A TOWN...THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

"Expect the unexpected! ... A story with an intriguing premise, an author with a great witty voice, and characters that are well developed..." – Storm Goddess Book Reviews


A literary twist on the traditional Christmas story, A SEASON OF SECRETS is the perfect winter read for fans of Barbara Kingsolver, LOVE, ACTUALLY, and THE FAMILY STONE.

There's Something About Mary—something noticeable—that baby bump she’s sporting. And something no one could ever guess—her prenatal exam shows she’s never had sex. Which really puts tiny Bellingham, Indiana on the map! And thereon hangs the real tale—a funny, warm, surprising one.

Mary’s got her own secrets—lots of them. But so does everyone else in Bellingham. Violet the waitress wants something badly! Dr. Bob has big plans. Joe the Postman has regrets. Cammy has a secret love. And Ted may not be quite as godly as he’d like people to think.

The varied ways the townsfolk welcome this waif from nowhere, enfolding her into their hearts and lives despite the air of mystery and strangeness surrounding her (not to mention the TV cameras and paparazzi), is one part heartwarming, one part laugh-out-loud funny.

WHO WILL LIKE IT: Sophisticated readers who like their Christmas goodies a little bit tart and a little sweet--like lemon bars or cranberry shortbread; who prefer LOVE, ACTUALLY to A CHRISTMAS CAROL; who'd like to leave the true meaning of Christmas a little bit mysterious--and possibly open to miracles.

WHO WILL BE OFFENDED: No one! It isn't anti-religious or anti-Christian or anti-Christmas. But it isn't religious either. Whether you're Baptist, or Pagan or Jewish or atheist, it's guaranteed not to offend your sensibilities! Because it's not about religion any more than BAD SANTA is. Although it may poke gentle fun at some of our more materialistic traditions, it's a good-hearted tale that's all about hope. It might even make you feel festive!

“I found a lot of humor in this book, and kept thinking what a genius Campbell was for this plot concept.” – Chick Lit Plus

An entertaining and refreshingly thought-provoking read that will make you ponder about the mysteries of miracles.” – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“At first, I was unsure about whether or not I was going to like this book. I didn't know if it was going to be over-the-top religious or the complete opposite, over-the-top anti-religion. Thankfully, A Season of Secrets is neither.” – Every Free Chance Book Reviews

Excerpt:
Violet walked back into the living room only to find that Mary had fallen asleep, curled on her side with a pillow between her legs. Violet placed a hand on the girl's shoulder. No reaction. She said her name. Nothing. Was she okay? Her breathing was deep and slow. The girl clearly needed sleep, but she would not be able to go without her. Violet sat down and wondered what to do. Her eye fell on her phone lying n the coffee table and she noticed a whole series of messages, as well as a tweet from Manny.

@ManRose. Is There Room At The Inn For A Contemporary Mary? Read all about it in tomorrow’s Bellingham Tribune (Include link). Please RT

Maybe it would be all right to go without her. She could use a little break. Dance and schmooze and do her yearly job as hostess of the gift exchange. She penned a note, explaining how she could be called on her cell phone from the landline. Mary wouldn’t have to speak, just dial, and Violet would come running home. She deposited the note and a dish of persimmon pudding on the coffee table in case the girl woke up.