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Product DescriptionWritten with the sports fan in mind, Game Plan for Life is an “average Joe’s” guide to what the Bible has to say about such topics as relationships; finances; physical, emotional, and spiritual health; finding the right vocation; living a life of purpose; and overcoming sin and addiction. Written by 3-time Super Bowl and NASCAR championship winning coach/owner Joe Gibbs, edited by Jerry Jenkins, and featuring contributions from Randy Alcorn, Ravi Zacharias, John Lennox, Tony Evans, Chuck Colson, Josh McDowell, Don Meredith, Walt Larimore, Ron Blue, Ken Boa, and Os Guinness, the New York Times best-selling Game Plan for Life shows readers how to live a balanced, God-centered, purpose-filled life, using examples from Coach Gibbs’ own storied championship careers as a backdrop. This book is a perfect blend of sports and basic theology, designed to bring God’s Word home to sports fans of all generations.
Product DescriptionSecurity, gentleness, joy, love, and faith were hallmarks of Hattie Stoneworth Crowe’s life. Now the horrors of the Great Depression and the death of her husband threaten her future and that of her three-year-old daughter and unborn child. A potentially greater danger looms from an unexpected source.
Smith Delaney, an out-of-work miner known for his wanderlust, hair-trigger temper, fast fists, and love for liquor comes to her looking for work as a handyman. Against all reason, she hires him.
Their story is set in the coal fields of Muhlenberg County, in west-central Kentucky. Through hardships of the times, through birth and death, tragedy and triumph, a young woman seeks to hold on to faith and family; and a lonely man seeks family and faith.
“This romance, set in a Depression-era mining town, is about family (the good, the bad, the ugly)…Hattie Stoneworth, widowed at 23 with one child and another on the way, is needy. Her heart needs healing, and her land needs working. Smith Delaney can do both. … Hattie's stubborn faith and raw emotion is endearing. Her young daughter will charm any reader, and even Smith is more than likeable.” -CBA Marketplace
It’s unlikely that anyone expected this first novel by the daughter/father team of Lisa Kay Hauser and Philip Dale Smith to win the coveted “Benjamin Franklin Award for Popular Fiction.” Yet book industry professionals gave them that honor in 2001. One BFA judge proclaimed it, “One of the best books I’ve ever read.”
Many who simply love a good, heart-warning novel passed the word. Soon this story touched a responsive chord in a broad spectrum of readers.
Iowa’s JoAnna Lund, frequently on PBS & QVC, guest on innumerable radio/TV shows, creator “Healthy Exchanges Newsletter,” author of Healthy Exchanges Cookbooks, A String of Pearls, etc., picked up a copy of the book in New Orleans. She excitedly notified the thousands of readers of her newsletter about her find:
“Do you enjoy historical romantic novels? Especially ones you could share with your daughter, granddaughter or mother? If so…get Turn Back Time by Lisa Kay Hauser and Philip Dale Smith…They combined storytelling skills and lyrical style to produce a warm, gripping and inspirational book.… I started reading it on the plane and literally couldn’t stop! I read on the plane, I read in the car coming home from the airport, and I read in my bed until I got to the last word on the last page and then I didn’t want it to end…. Trust me, this is a book you’ll share and share and share.” JoAnna Lund, Healthy Exchanges Newsletter
Why is Turn Back Time a book you’ll personally treasure and want others to read? Interesting, true-to-life people, a setting that’s real, and a gripping, heart-warming plot. You can’t wait to read the next sentence, next paragraph, next chapter, until you reach the end--then you’re ready for the sequel, Sunshine & Shadow!
“Ready to fall in love? Read this book and you will! There’s warm, gentle Hattie and fiery, but caring, Smith Delaney. There’s bubbly four-year-old Dulcie and the brusque, ancient Ma Richards. These are but a few of the memorable people who populate this spellbinding story. When I put the book down, I couldn’t wait to pick it up again. I felt like I was part of the family and just had to find out where our adventure would lead.” April Dillon, librarian, Canadian, TX.
The authors’ favorite reader’s response: “I read three or four novels a week and this book stood out in the crowd! Hattie, her family and neighbors are so real.
“I’ve loaned it to several friends and like me, they felt as though it was their family. There is such a clear message of the good old family values-without being syrupy sweet or preachy.
“My 78th birthday is Feb. 12… so I’m getting pretty far along in my journey of life. Please let me know if the sequel to Turn Back Time is available. I’d sure hate to die before I have the pleasure of visiting with Hattie in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky once again.” Ruth, CA
Product DescriptionIn The Shadow of Babylon is a mythical story incorporating parables handed down over several millennia. The demands of our modern multitasking lives often distract us from applying these proven life lessons that create a more satisfying, happy and fulfilled life. It is an intriguing myth with a powerful philosophical core that speaks to the importance of ... creating ones own destiny through visualization ... living in the present moment ... controlling emotions and eliminating grief and sadness.
Baghdad is in chaos. Sunni and Shia, free from the dictator Hussein, revive their religious hatred. Then, without warning, the children of Iraq rise up in protest against the killings. In the Shadow of Babylon is a powerful story from the past and how its message changes the present.
During the reign of the last ruler of Babylon, Saddam Hussein, a crypt lined with engraved gold panels protecting an ancient scroll (pre-dating Hamrabi by thousands of years) is discovered--it is the oldest writing in the world.
After the liberation of Iraq Alexandria Darshi, an Iraqi doctoral student and Bryan Feroz, a handsome professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Chicago, translate the autobiographical scroll of a warrior poet named Ayuba. When it is read during two worldwide television documentaries, moderate Arabs embrace the ancient warrior's secular voice. Threatened by the message, radical Islamists set out to kill the messenger.
Ayuba, orphaned at age nine, wanders for two years in a barren desert inhabited by violent tribes. He is brutally enslaved by a band of reed gatherers. His rescue and adoption by a prominent tribal leader sets him on a course of adventure, war and fame.
The courage, kindness and passion of a man who existed in 11,000 BCE touches the hearts of thousands of modern-day Iraqi children. Moved by Ayuba's wisdom and leadership they stand in peaceful protest against the raging jihadists. Many are slaughtered but, in the end, their example inspires the women of Iraq to join them in a nationwide demonstration of unity.
In the Shadow of Babylon follows an ancient warrior/poet's dramatic life via a high-tension timeline that is both exciting and inspiring, and at times humorous and heartbreaking.
Product DescriptionTRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7SOenkLzg
Alone, with a fall gale howling around the rafters, Amy Johnstone turns to see a woman’s rain-streaked face staring back at her through the dark window.
The face is...identical to her own!
Instantly, Amy's life crumbles. Something sinister surrounds her and those she loves. She is catapulted into a world she knows nothing about--a place where a killer rules, where her life is in constant peril, and where her child has been taken.
WINTER’S DESTINY is an edge-of-the-seat thriller - love story set on the rugged Pacific Coast of Oregon. Here, the story reaches its unique and spectacular conclusion.
Nancy Allan is also the author of "Soul Fire" - released December 2013.
Product DescriptionThe night I met Cade I never would’ve thought that two years later, after we were homeless street musicians in Hawaii, we would have a little girl and another baby on the way. Our son was born with the type of birth defects that make televangelists cringe. As his health waned, my own breath evaded me, like I was the one who needed the ventilator—the life support. The “death home” gave him a really nice funeral, the kind I’d never wished to attend. When they tried closing his casket, I nearly fell on my face, not wanting them to shut the lid on my baby.
We lost it after that, totally cemented in our grief. Cade got into drugs, joined a rock and roll band, and even grew out his damn hair. At the time, I was sick of “the oatmeal option” (the only food we had), so I kicked Cade out of the house, and started modeling and working as a diesel mechanic. That was how I met Earl, an old man and unlikely best friend; the “big sag,” a middle aged woman who still flashed folks, and "The Cowboy" a man who fell in love with me.
It was slow at first, but Cade reverted to the man I’d busked with years before. It wasn’t until I killed a rogue skunk, and my daughter nearly choked on a fry, that I gave my husband another chance. But could our marriage recover from the death of our son?
Product DescriptionSummer. Death. Love & Peaches.
Deep in the heart of Georgia where the oaks drip with Spanish moss and the scent of peaches wafts through the air, bitter teenager Fern Merris is trying to survive the breathless heat of summer and all the trials and tribulations of a small-town Southern life.
But she is haunted by the tragic secret of her sister’s death and even her beloved orchards can’t seem to save her. Refusing to give into sorrow, a desperate Fern goes in search of the courage she once had in order to live and dream again.
She gets more than she bargained for when she finds friendship, understanding—and even love—in unexpected places. Soon, her summer of hopeless grief turns into an enchanted journey of healing that will be life-altering and unforgettable.
Sometimes all of life’s answers can be wrapped up in one hot summer. Especially if peaches are involved…
Coming of age/YA/Romance that deals HEAVILY with death.
Product DescriptionADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This book contains mature content, including explicit language of graphic sexual situations. To quote a one-star review, "This was a story that felt like it was made just to write a LOT of sex scenes." And, well, kind of, yes. If you don't like explicit sex, this is not the book for you. If you like a lot of history in your romances, you may also wish to give this one a pass -- history pretty much begins and ends with the reference to the Battle of Waterloo. But if you like a spicy story of a nice family in London and a laugh or two along the way, I hope you'll sit back with a cup of tea (not mandatory) and enjoy. -- Maureen Driscoll
Caught behind enemy lines at the Battle of Waterloo, nurse Jane Wetherby is forced to seek shelter with British operative Lord Edward Kellington. After a night of passion, the two are separated. With nothing but the alias Jane used to protect her family, Lord Edward is unable to find the woman he can’t forget.
Seven years later, Jane courts scandal by serving as the unofficial surgeon in the village of Marston Vale. When Edward arrives to formalize his betrothal to a viscount’s daughter in accordance with his late father’s wishes, Jane has no choice but to watch the match proceed. When a threat from the past emerges, Jane must join forces with Edward to safeguard her loved ones. But at what risk to her heart…
NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID is the first novel in the six-book Kellington saga.
Product DescriptionOn a dusty, sweltering night, Noor Khan, a beautiful, headstrong Afghan refugee, comes face-to-face with Charlie Matthews, a brash, young American aid worker. To Noor's fury, Charlie breaks every cultural norm and pursues her. She wants nothing to do with him: her sole aim in life is to earn an overseas scholarship so she can escape the miseries of the refugee camps.
However when Noor's brother threatens to marry her off, she is forced to seek refuge in Charlie's home, of all places, and suddenly everything Noor believes in is put into question.
Set in the mystical and seething city of Peshawar, where no one is without an agenda and few can be trusted, Refuge is a timeless and unforgettable love story about the struggle for love and purpose in a cruel and cynical world.
BOOK THREE - RELEASE - WILL BE PUBLISHED JULY 2015
Product DescriptionTwo years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home.
Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.
Mature YA/New Adult
Product DescriptionWhen attractive Las Vegas detective, Aurora Morelli, makes a friend, she takes the relationship very seriously. And if someone hurts that person, they’re going down. Slim and dainty, she has the heart of a lion, and when angry, the manners of a she-cat. Therefore the sicko who attacked her partner has become her prime target and nothing or no one will stand in her way. Except maybe her new partner who arrives in town full of vengeance for the same culprit.
Kai Lawson, a Bruce Willis look-alike, annoys her, and almost from the beginning, things go wrong. She questions whether they should be working together, especially after he shoots her, and not accidentally. Constant screw-ups on the job and the attraction building between them makes reaching her goal seem almost insurmountable. Almost!
Partners - Book #1
Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he's the kind of hotshot she normally stays away from. Since, they both want this criminal; she ignores the irritating explosions he sets off when they’re together.
Roll the Dice – Book #2
Two detectives with differing agendas, yet after the same rapist, will keep you riveted. Kai, the bald-headed, blue-eyed, purse-carrying cowboy tries to wrestle control from his new partner, gorgeous yet grumpy Aurora. Right till the shocking end she fights him… and then things really deteriorate.
Vegas Shuffle – Book #3
Pregnant, and furious at Kai Lawson, the missing fool who got her in this condition, Detective Aurora Morelli grudgingly accepts a new gal to be her partner. And… she’s met charming, Jeff Waters. Can he replace her baby’s daddy - is he man enough?
High Stakes Gamble – Book #4
Being a new mom has made all the difference to Aurora getting over the pain of Kai’s abandonment. Until some wacko steals her baby. Rather than shoot Kai when he shows up at her door - though to it was close - they work together to save their daughter.
Spin the Wheel – Book #5
A wedding, a bank robbery and a night of hot sex all take place in this short bridge story between High Stakes Gamble and Let it Ride. Lisa Jordan has become responsible for her orphaned three-year-old nephew, and no man can come between her and that obligation. However, the casino tycoon, Jeff Waters, makes her question that decision.
Let it Ride – Book #6
Lisa Jordan’s life has drastically changed; her new female partner is a pit-bull, her sister passes on and leaves her as a guardian for her three-year-old nephew. And… she sleeps with a millionaire casino owner who’s kidnapped. How can she refuse to take his case? Her heart wouldn’t let her refuse.
Product DescriptionIt’s a winter’s day, perhaps the last day of an old man’s existence. Matt “Tug” Cutugno has lived a good life, that of a hard working family man. He has earned the right to a happy ending; he wants a pat on the back for a job well done. But just where is his reward? Tug’s wife and children are gone and his dreams of a future are now memories of his past – the war; getting married and raising a family; his days as a working man. His present is filled by winter barbeques of grilled kielbasa for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch and grilled zucchini and hot dogs for dinner. As he sits on his lawn chair in the snow-covered backyard of the home that he built himself, a menagerie of wonderful people visits this extraordinary everyman who is not searching for himself, but who is seeking the meaning of what he accomplished in this life.
And with each visit from his wife, his children, his friends and neighbors, his war time buddies, the story of this brave and unsentimental man unfolds so that the past and present merge into something that can be called the truth of an entire generation of men who fought in World War II.
“The Winter Barbeque is an exceptional work - a bittersweet journey of years, traversed in hours, while melting the boundaries between memory and reality.”
-- M.L. Martin
Editor-in-Chief, “The Hilltop Observer”
“The Winter Barbeque is an extraordinary and vivid memoir about the best that there is in a father. The author's honest and sympathetic style makes this an enormously rewarding work."
-- D.S Lliteras, author of “Thieves of Golgotha” and “The Master of Secrets”
Matt Cutugno's plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and in regional theaters. He is a frequent contributor to the short story anthology, “In Good Company,” and his essays have been featured in various literary publications. THE WINTER BARBEQUE is his first book. He lives in California with his wife Lily.
Product DescriptionGetting a yellow card at age eight...snubbing an internationally reknown goalkeeper and having the only bicycle kick he's ever scored called back are just a few of the many hilarious and inspirational true stories in this collection of short stories, poems and pictures from a lifetime in soccer by Mark Vincent Lincir.
Product DescriptionTired of the non-stop DRAMA associated with every man you meet? Haunted by Exes you can't get rid of or a "Baby Daddy" who is driving you crazy? Are you beginning to feel like maybe you don't after you said 'I do'? Or are you tourmented from the lonely nights while losing hope that Mr. Right will ever come your way? Well you can change all of this! It's easier than you may expect. The techniques in this book are designed to help you learn how to handle these same senarios and more. You can start elminating your stress today! The Diva's Guide to Drama Vol. 1: Men can help you elminate the drama associated with the men in your life and teach you how to attract the man of your dreams!
FICTIONARY! A FUN NEW WORD GAME FOR KINDLE
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You can play Fictionary with friends, or play as a solo game. As a solo-game, Fictionary aids in vocabulary development by word discovery and also provides many stimulating brain teasers. However, playing for laughs, especially with friends, can be more entertaining 🙂
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Five mouse brothers live happily in Bok Tong Goh Village. But then...
One brother, falsely accused of thievery, must face the "Wheel of Doom." What will they do to rescue him from his fate? Fortunately, an ingenious plan with the help of their family secret may just save the day. Join the mouse brothers on this fun and entertaining adventure, adapted from a classic Chinese folktale.
Another quality children picture book from the father and daughter team of Michael and Rachel Yu.
Product DescriptionABOUT THE INTWINE SAGA
INTWINE is a contemporary young adult, science fiction/adventure series written by American author, Christina Moss and independently published by Christina Moss Books. This book has reach Amazon #1 Best Sellers List in Science Fiction/Adventure. For more information about Christina Moss and her other publications visit her Amazon author page.
INTWINE is a super fun adventure series with a lovable ensemble of characters set in vividly written scenes. The INTWINE series takes the reader through space travel, deadly odds and star-crossed lovers with DNA so vastly different it's a constantly hovering threat.
The story is set in the known galaxy and takes place on Earth, outer space and on a fictitious planet called Artigun. Some of the various Earth locations include Los Angeles and Burbank California, Boston, Boston's North End, Cambridge and Shelburne, Massachusetts, Wales, England and Sri Lanka.
This original series is told mainly through the eyes of a young artist named Juliet Greenmoss, with brief viewpoint shifts to illuminate the story line.
There are extant references in some religious texts and other ancient writings which indicate that the men of Earth once lived for nearly 1000 years. And that is the legend that sparked the idea for this story -- man once lived to be well over 900 years old -- and it is a main premise of the INTWINE series.
Juliette is an average high school student with typical teenage problems, but after befriending a dog and the boy he belongs to, her life changes suddenly and drastically. She soon finds herself burdened with problems and adventures far beyond not only her home town and high school life, but well beyond the scope of Earth and the known galaxy. Her ultimate goal is to discover, if she can, why humans on the planet Artigun (home of her love interest, Seth Morrison) continue to have a life expectancy of over 900 years while their actual descendants, Earth humans, suffer accelerated aging with a life expectancy of only 80 years. Along the way Juliette discovers crazy secrets lurking in the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Intwine is filled with modern day fun, deadly adversaries, colorful characters and old fashioned sci-fi adventures. Originally penned for a female young-adult audience, today INTWINE has successfully crossed-over to an adult audience. Fans of the series are of both sexes and range in age from ten to eighty years old.
Some key topics touched upon in the series are extraterrestrial life, DNA, Art, Music, Rock Bands, Kings and Queens, Alien Life Forms, Alternate Energy Sources, Space Travel, Interstellar Politics, Human Trafficking, Buddha, Leonardo Da Vinci, New and Fictitious Technologies, Character Names, and Locations.
GENRE & RATINGS OVERVIEW
Young Adult/Science Fiction/Adventure
This series is not recommended for anyone under 13 years of age.
Science Fiction - Strong
Young Adult/Adult crossover - Yes
Adventure - Strong
Violence - Strong
Weapons - Strong
Sex - Mild
Drugs - Mild
The four novels in this series, in order, are titled:
4) INVIRAL (forthcoming)
"All the necessary plot points are hit at the perfect moments to keep a reader in suspense." --Burbank Leader
"Intwine represents a valiant new foray in romantic speculative fiction with the bright promise of more to come!" --Eldon Thompson, author of The Divine Talisman
"Intwine is an exciting adventure into the world of Seth and Juliette. A science fiction page-turner I couldn't put down and left me wanting more. Loved it!" --Marcie Eanes, author of Sensual Sounds
"The writing style of Christina Moss is cutting edge fresh. I was so captivated by the main character it felt as though I were living it myself." --F.R., CA
Product DescriptionGypsy Spirit charts an inspiring two-year voyage set amidst the tumultuous world of singlehanded sailing. This captivating memoir recounts the true life adventures and harrowing encounters of author Christine Bukruian’s initiation into the culture of boats, sailors, and the open sea.
Motivated by her mother’s passing, Christine purchases a used 36-foot sloop, renames it Gypsy Spirit and is soon “living the dream,” along with Kia, her 50-pound lab/golden mix. Through trial and misadventure, Gypsy Spirit and her crew are made seaworthy with the assistance of Ed, a seasoned South African sailor on his way to the Bahamas.
Ed invites Gypsy Spirit to sail in tandem with his boat, Nini, and his trial-by-fire sailing lesson propels their relationship and Christine’s appreciation of life at sea. Christine becomes a competent, self-reliant sailor, which proves fortunate as Gypsy Spirit and her crew find themselves alone on a horrific, storm-swept night marked by a devastating collision with a 264-foot container ship.
Tropical settings – from picture perfect islands with postcard images of sun, sea, and swaying palms, to pelicans flying overhead and dolphins trailing in the boat’s wake– afford a vicarious journey for all to enjoy. But Gypsy Spirit’s true reward is as a personal testament to overcoming fears, embracing new passions, and fulfilling improbable dreams.
Product DescriptionAges ago, in a mysterious event known as the Fall of Rainbow, the world lost all color. And now, a weak silver sun shines over a monochrome realm of infinite shades of gray....
In Tronaelend-Lis, glorious and decadent City of Dreams, of guilds and gods, courtesans and assassins, the Regent and Regentrix, sister and brother, rule a court of elegant debauchery, perverse desires, and secrets.
And into this wanton place comes Ranhéas Ylir, an eccentric and androgynous warrior woman, sworn to serve the mysterious Lord Elasand Vaeste, a man of impossible beauty, tormented by occult dreams and an unrequited love for a goddess.
Soon, loyal Ranhé is willing to fight for this one man unto death...
Meanwhile, another is willing to die for her.
But time is short for them all—out of the world's twilight rises a being of utter darkness, the one absolute source of black, whose armies approach, in an epic invasion, to claim forest and wilderness.
The only thing that stands between the darkness and the City of Dreams is an antique secret—a flicker of ancient memory of those who had once filled the world with an impossible thing called color...
Lords of Rainbow.
Praise for... Lords of Rainbow
"Lords of Rainbow in particular, a stunning idea, fabulously employed—a book to submerge in!"
— Tanith Lee
"In a world devoid of color, the woman warrior Ranhé swears herself to a mysterious nobleman traveling to the exotic city of Tronaelend-Lis, the City of Dreams, where a decadent brother and sister rule as co-regents in the absence of the land’s true ruler. When an evil being representing true Darkness threatens the safety of the colorless world, Ranhé is drawn into a spiritual journey in search of a legendary phenomenon known as Rainbow in an attempt to find a way to defeat the dark. The author of Dreams of the Compass Rose brings to life a unique fantasy world in which lost colors hold the key to salvation. Nazarian's fluid storytelling and vividly drawn characters make this unusual fantasy a good choice for most libraries."
— Library Journal
"Nazarian creates a unique civilization and populates it with heroic archetypes who stand on their own. Extravagant language reminiscent of Dunsany and even Tolkien adds to the legendary feel. . . . an innovative premise, consistent world-building, and appealing heroes mark this as the work of an emerging talent . . . readers may find themselves heralding a new star of fantasy fiction."
— Romantic Times Book Club
"To read Vera Nazarian's Lords of Rainbow is to be immersed in a dream, wandering through a wondrous, shifting landscape where the sun shines silver and the world is rendered in an infinite palette of subtle grays, filled with glimpses of sublime loveliness and glorious color."
— Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel's Dart
"...like all of Vera's stories—strange, poignant, and exquisite... her novel about a world without color—strange when what she writes is so colorful."
— Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Vividly described in rich prose that entrances like a magic spell, Lords of Rainbow will resonate with readers like the stories of childhood. It is not only prefaced with a lovely and accessible poem, it also reads like poetry. Thus, when taken as fable, there is much in this book to love. For in the end, we find a twisted Cinderella tale where an ugly, common girl can be elevated by noble spirit, and a city can be transformed by magic."
— Stephanie Dray, Strange Horizons
Product DescriptionEvery community has a story to tell, although sometimes the story has been buried by development without design. With a thoughtful approach to planning, your community can find the stories that will help bring social, economic, and environmental interests together around a central theme. Put the HEART Back in Your Community defines a process that will engage your civic leaders and residents in open discussions as they develop Community Experience Plans that help everyone to get a finger on the pulse of what makes your community unique.
Product DescriptionDeep in Appalachian coal country, Ella grows up hard at the hands of her abusive, alcoholic father. After high school, she's asked out on her very first date, and it ends in rape. Then she meets Paul, the man she will marry -- and the real trouble begins.
Each time Ella is knocked down she gets up a little stronger and a bit more twisted. Eventually rage takes over and it's her turn to call the dance. In her mind, several people need payback, and she's going all out to settle up.
Product DescriptionWinner of the 2011 Poetica Magazine national contest.
"Debra L. Winegarten writes frank, funny, poignant, punchy poems. This collection shines with radiant spirit." Naomi Shihab Nye, Guggenheim Fellow.
"Debra Winegarten's poems are sharp, sometimes funny, always on the mark when it comes to our difficult understanding of difference. Her poems move through those childhood lessons of identity and survival to the loss of her mother and the inevitable dislocation such loss may create, exploring always our instinctual hungers for family, ritual and tribe." Dr. Ed Madden, University of South Carolina.
"Oy, Devoreh. A jewel in our shul. She writes from her heart, so that heaven takes notice. Her crafted words bring light to a crowded Ark, helping all of us find our way. Prayer on and off the page. And her challah? Very nice. Jews in Texas? Takke, in Austin. Where else? Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas.
Product DescriptionWonderful, juicy, fresh tomatoes are fun and easy to grow in containers!
In fact, anyone, anywhere can enjoy tomato container gardening: children, adults, people with limited mobility, people who have never planted anything before, ever, can see amazing results.
This step-by-step guide covers everything you'll need to get started, including:
- sun, soil and water
- types of containers to use
- equipment needed
- seeds and propagation
- dealing with challenges of sun, wind and watering
Seasoned container gardener Mary Verdant shares her expertise the art of container gardening. Armed with this step-by-step guide, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing delicious tomatoes.
If you have a balcony, porch, or even some steps that get good sunlight, you'll find growing tomatoes in containers easy and rewarding.
Written for the beginner and those with gardening experience, these directions are complete, clear, and easy to follow.
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Product DescriptionForced to leave her beloved Kenya because of illness, missionary Ruthanne Carroll begins a painful journey to reconnect with her estranged sisters. The façade of perfection, her sister Elizabeth is so desperate to maintain, crumbles when Ruthanne unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep. Melody’s life is floundering, sinking deeper into the abyss of debt, divorce, and hopelessness. Faced with the seriousness of Ruthanne's prognosis, the sisters begin a faltering reconciliation with unexpected results. A journey into the past reveals Ruthanne's long-kept secret which will change each sister forever.
Laurinda Wallace’s debut novel is an uplifting tale about family and faith, a sweeping story of three women coming to terms with their shifting roles as daughters, sisters, or mothers. Join her indelible characters on a journey of discovery and reconciliation as the steady, inexorable rhythms of life play out. - Rosebud Communications
Wallace's storytelling captures the reader's emotions and attention with characters that have heart and soul and settings with vivid realism. An absorbing story that rings with authentic characters who struggle with life-changing problems. --Francine Biere, Author
Product DescriptionCrayton Chief of Police Darren Lockhart hasn’t had the easiest time adjusting to his new role in life. Gone are his days with the FBI, the adrenaline of the hunt and his beloved tailored suits. It isn’t until a teenage boy goes missing that Lockhart once again finds himself at the scene of a mysterious disappearance and as a backup to the overly enthusiastic Duluth FBI Agent Caitlyn Rhodes. Lockhart will be torn between the position he once held for 20 years and the town he now protects while hunting a madman the likes of which neither could have ever dreamed of.
From the streets of downtown Duluth, Minnesota all the way to the frigid Canadian border, Lockhart and Rhodes will need to bridge their personal conflicts if they ever hope to find a killer that has eluded capture for a lifetime.
Product Description"Highly recommended for all readers, young and old, endlessly in love with the magical realm of fantasy fiction and the battle of good and evil." - Midwest Book Review
"All of the things that make horror books great are in this book" - Teens Read Too
Magic shouldn’t be toyed with lightly and curses should never be uttered aloud. Marty’s grandfather should have known better than to chase down the tomb of a ruler who was rumored to be a demon. Yet his obsession turned his passion into madness and Reginald ended up bringing the curse home to his loved ones. As a result, Marty’s mother disappears while working on an artifact from the tomb and soon after Reginald himself falls sick with a mysterious illness.
With each new stroke of bad luck Marty begins to wonder if the whispered rumors about his family are true, maybe they are cursed. As Marty tries to unravel the mystery of his grandfather’s work the tomb's dark magic begins to weave its spell threatening to destroy everything. And that's only the beginning of Marty's nightmare as he struggles with newfound clairvoyant abilities while trying to stop his friends from being the curse's next victims.
Marty Boggs is a new exciting paranormal mystery series that will take you into the world of superstition, introducing you to the creatures that lurk between our world and beyond.
Product DescriptionImagine Yourself Living Over 200 Years Ago
Every story has a beginning and an end. What lies between these two points is the journey. Crossing the Rubicon is the story of seven remarkable teens as they survive the unbelievable.
What started out as a simple weekend trip exploring the Chungo caves, became a journey which took them back 275 years in time, had them cross multiple continents, and stretched them to their limits. Discover how they survived with just the clothes on their backs, some limited technology and their wits and resolve. In a world without computers, without the basic items we use each day, could you survive?
Follow Trinity, Jacob, Keira, Tom, Kim, Andy and Robert, as they step across the Rubicon, never to return. Live with them through their story of adventure, courage, love, and honour. Taking you from the mountains of Canada to New Spain, Europe, and South Africa, Crossing the Rubicon is a powerful story of survival, based on historic fact.
They lived life like no others. “We had lived, experienced more in three years, than most people would experience in ten lifetimes.”
Come Cross the Rubicon and share their journey!
Product DescriptionThere. Will. Be. Blood.
After the Council hands down a severe punishment,
A Guardian declares war on the Angel world.
Before the end
Lives will be lost
Love will be tested
And blood WILL flow...
Product DescriptionKendra JinJu MacGregor can resist neither the antique Korean doll in the dusty warehouse nor the handsome Hiro Peretti who sells it to her.
Once she brings the doll home, Kendra pays little attention to misplaced objects or her beloved dog’s fear. That is, until one terrifying night forces her to question her very sanity. Soon, the ethereal, brooding NanJu manifests herself, and Kendra begins her travels through time to 16th century Korea into a history of conflict and intrigue. For Kendra is about to discover the dark past of her ghostly visitor.
Now it’s up to Kendra, with Hiro by her side, to interpret the past and prevent murder. Everything depends upon Kendra’s success, even—she discovers to her horror—her own life.
Product DescriptionExperimentation with a jungle medicine becomes a life-or-death struggle for ultimate power in this non-stop sci-fi thriller by Craig Gehring
Product DescriptionAs the world descends into chaos, John, Amy, Derek and Jimmy, a ten year old they saved from certain death,
struggle to survive in a world gone mad. As time passes they discover not all zombies are created equal. Every day
reveals more and more about the un-dead. Some are more dangerous than others. The trick is telling them apart.
The group encounter thugs, blood thirsty corpses and demonic forces they don't understand. Join them on a
hellish journey as they fight for survival in this inhuman wasteland.... The Demon Dead: Tres Zombies(Book One) is the first of two books in the two part Demon Dead series. The Demon Dead: Troubled Waters(Book Two), is the second and final book in the two part Demon Dead series.
"A refreshing new twist to the classic zombie story. Historic Charleston South Carolina,the apocalypse, a global pandemic, the supernatural, characters you actually care about and the walking dead like you've never seen before. These aren't your Mama's zombies!" -Robert M Hall, Science Fiction and Horror Aficionado
"I really liked this book. There a quite a few zombie apocalypse books out there right now, but this one is my current favorite. I typically archive books from my kindle after I've read them but this one is holding a place of honor in my library."
-What a surprise! Be ready for the zombie book with the best characters in a long time. I enjoyed this book of non stop excitement and endearing characters. Can't wait to read more from Arthur M Wyatt. -
Product DescriptionPhoenix Rising continues the story of Ryan Jenkins and his teammates from the Crows. They are slaves to a corporate system that uses death and resurrection as just another hidden fee; their pain the entertainment for the masses. Most people watch War World and just think it's the next best thing in sports.
The Eris Freedom Initiative wants to change that.
They have recruited doctors, undercover agents and soldiers, but the system in place is oppressive and far-reaching. Above all of them stands War World Entertainment, the company that owns Eris, a planet full of slave soldiers.
These corporate masters have promoted Ryan Jenkins as a hero, but the man fighting and dying on those screens is not the same boy from New Chicago. He was behaviorally modified and is a symbol for the Trade Union's corruption. He is a sociopath who enjoys killing, a hero for all the wrong reasons. That's why The EFI is planning to bring the real Ryan Jenkins back.
But can humanity rely on a man who killed himself?
Product DescriptionLike the capsizing of a boat, On the Hard in Paradise plunges readers into the deep end of the Virgin Islands, answering the question what would it be like to leave everything behind and move to a Caribbean island.
Revealing the best and the worst, the coral reefs and the crime of this exotic destination, this is the true account of the author’s remarkable year with her husband and son living on a catamaran in the West Indies.
On the Hard in Paradise opens with a sampling of the author’s country life on 92 acres in California’s Sierra Nevada where she rode a pair of aging quarter horses and her husband took excessive pride in the water pressure of their wells. In the winter she planted thready saplings hoping they would grow into Christmas trees, and one hot summer afternoon they watched as a legion of firefighters chased a 70-acre fire across their land.
Fleenor tells about the decision to move to the Caribbean and a week of sailing classes on San Francisco Bay where her husband hoped she’d learn, and maybe even love, to sail. Three chapters are devoted to the long flight across country in a twin-engine airplane.
In their year in the islands they rode swells to pristine beaches and stumbled into squalid neighborhoods where prides of young men laid in wait for something to happen. The chapter titled Ten Seconds to Papa up and Gun records the exciting weekend of the Rolex Regatta. The author’s yacht, Take Two, was the center of activity for nearly a hundred sailboats circling like Indians in war paint while awaiting the starting gun.
Readers dive into the refreshing blue water at Coki Beach and into the sweaty crowd of flamingo-pink tourists at the annual chili cook-off; and accompany the author stepping onto the deck of the Willie T., the infamous floating nightspot where visitors discard their dignity with their clothes to jump nude from the stern while bartenders set-up body shots on the pierced abdomens of coeds.
Living on a boat wasn’t all biminis and breezes. There are stories of frenzied battles with cockroaches fleeing across a cabin flinging pillows as they ran, and of life on-the-hard when their yacht was pulled dripping from the water for repairs.
Like a quirky character in a minor role, marital frictions add a splash of tension to the book and play a small, but key part in the final chapters.
Thirty-nine short chapters with titles like Hurricane Glance, 92 Acres to 48 Feet, Will You Give Me the Woman, and Keep Left take the reader strolling under palm trees and wading into this West Indies adventure.
Product DescriptionTitanic A to Z, the Story of the World's Most Famous Shipwreck, is a children's picture book that takes young readers, ages 5-9, through the alphabet to learn about the sinking of the Titanic. Authentic photos from 1912 make the true facts come alive as young readers learn about the Titanic without dwelling on the gloomy aspects.
Details seldom found in other Titanic books will answer such questions as: Did kids help build the Titanic? What did kids do for fun when on board the ship the first four days? Who brought their pets along? Why did the kids like the Titanic barbershop? Who saw the iceberg first? How did the Captain of the rescue ship find out the Titanic was sinking? What scared the survivors as they waited for the rescue ship to take them on board? How were the kids who survived carried on board the rescue ship?
The introduction tells the story of the Titanic, followed by interesting details added in an alphabetic sequence. Suitable to read aloud to younger children while boys and girls who read at 2nd or 3rd grade reading level can enjoy reading it to themselves.
Critically acclaimed novelist Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery that surrounds the events of Elizabeth Valchar’s eighteenth birthday party aboard her family’s yacht. Warman’s heartbreaking story of a popular girl and her friends is ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.