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Product DescriptionPreviously published as a Pinnacle Book under the pseudonym J. Knight.
Synopsis: The residents of a small town find that the secret to immortality is murder.
Welcome to Anderson. It's quiet here and that's how we like it. Except....
Madge Duffy sliced her husband's throat last week. Thought she killed him, but then John walked out of the morgue none the worse for wear.
The new preacher's calling it a "miracle," but I don't know. It isn't right.
I think there might be other people coming back, too.
Like Deputy Haws, for one. He's got a bullet hole in his one good shirt and he won't talk about it.
You know Peg Culler down at the diner...the one with the little girl on life support? Well, she's talking about pulling the plug, and nobody ever thought she'd do that, not in a million years. She thinks it might be the only way to get her back.
Then there's that gang of kids that hangs around the reservoir...not one of them can look you in the eye without breaking into a cold sweat. They're keeping a secret, and it's got them all on edge.
Something's going on in this town of ours, something that makes your skin crawl and your teeth grind in the night. I don't know what it is, but I know this:
It scares me.
NOTE: Contains adult language and violence. Supernatural elements. No explicit sex.
ALSO by Jan Strnad: ONE LAST TIME. Love, revenge, reconciliation, murder... everything is possible when the dead begin to visit the living "one last time."
Product DescriptionSky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960's Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing. In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.
Product Description"Jokes By Kids: Volume 1" includes 401+ clean, funny jokes submitted by kids from around the world. These jokes are great fun for long car rides, the dinner table, the classroom, scout troops, birthday parties or anywhere family is gathered. And when you have "Jokes By Kids" on your phone (or iPad or Kindle), you'll have it handy whenever the occasion calls for a little laughter!
Product DescriptionLudicrous, belligerent, irresponsible, yet tantalizingly handsome, the Silicon Valley Bachelor has been the most sought after bachelor since Steve Wozniak. He's partied all over the world, proudly making it a point to get drunker than everyone else - particularly at technology events where alcohol is free and others are too busy networking. Many of his stories will have you doubled over laughing or feeling nauseous, saying to yourself, "TMI. T-M-I."
Book 1 in the Yellowstone Romance Series
"I am not good with words, but you make my heart sing, Aimee..."
Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he is a time traveler and can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.
How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.
Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth. As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.
***Content Warning: This story contains mild violence, mild profanity, and adult situations including physical intimacy, and is intended for mature readers.
Other titles in the Yellowstone Romance Series, in recommended reading order:
Yellowstone Heart Song
Return To Yellowstone
Yellowstone Love Notes (short story)
Yellowstone Season of Giving (short story)
Teton Romance Series
Wilderness Brides Series
Wild Mountain Hearts Series
Product DescriptionWhat happens when East bleeds into West? Join Fa-ling on an incredible journey into the heart of mainland China as she sets out to discover the land of her birth. In order to determine her future, Fa-ling must unlock the mysteries of her past. To this end, she travels with a Canadian adoption group to the exotic southern province of Guang-Xi Zhuang.
Searching for her lost heritage, Fa-ling encounters murder, kidnapping, political intrigue and organ theft. Together with Detective Wang Yong-qi and his brilliant but uncouth partner Cheng Minsheng, Fa-ling must uncover a high-stakes kidnapping plot -- before another child goes missing!
Donna Carrick grew up in Canada's military, and now resides in Southern Ontario with her husband author Alex Carrick and their three children. Along with their beloved family pets, the Carricks spend most of their free time in Ontario's North Country.
The First Excellence draws on their own experience in adopting a child from China.
Author of The Noon God and Gold And Fishes
Product DescriptionAn innocent favor to help a friendly cop figure out how his daughter's identity was stolen turns in to a large investigation into a multi national ID theft ring with ties to terrorism. The nomadic hacker known as "PK" finds himself squeezed between a Russian gang and the United States government and quickly realizes he needs to help close the investigation before the dangers of the real world prevent him returning to his quiet nomadic underground lifestyle.
This is the first book in the "adventures of PK the hacker" series.
Solstice: a novel of the Zombie Apocalypse
THE END IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected.
They are RagersIn Sweden, uneasy travelers Tomas an architect, his young son, Christopher, and university student Melanie, hear a broken broadcast. There is hope. Something called Sanctuary waits, but it is thousands of miles away, somewhere on the shores of the British Isles.
Meanwhile, in a London supermarket, Stu, a high school English teacher from the States finds himself stranded along with a handful of students on a senior trip. Outside, hoards of hungry Ragers await, ready to tear them limb from limb. Their only hope is to find Sanctuary.
"Solstice" is a tale of hope, terror, survival, and finding love at the end of the World.
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A Must Read Novel – a romantic adventure
Winner of Five Literary Prizes / Author selected as one of “50 Authors You Should be Reading” by The Authors Show online media outlet
This romantic adventure is “funny at times and filled with little pearls of everyday wisdom, it is as much a romantic suspense as it is a perfect little capsule of a time gone by. It is a book about love of all kinds - between grandmother and child, between child and dog, between man and woman.”
Here's a little about the story:
When a mysterious man named Matthew appears in the small Iowa town of Lost Nation, his sudden arrival raises questions about his past. Quiet with an apparent taste for rum, Matthew makes it clear he doesn’t want to make friends. He isn’t too pleased to be dropped off at Home Farm where the independent and eccentric Francesca doesn’t accept bad manners or booze binges.
Matthew doesn’t want to form personal ties and intends to move on as soon as his damaged leg from a recent plane crash heals. But a series of events draw him into reluctant relationships: One with the feisty Francesca, the second with her 10-year-old granddaughter Sarah.
In spite of her own reservations, Francesca finds herself falling for this brooding pilot but his past looms between the pair and what neither knows is that Sarah, Francesca's 10-year-old granddaughter, has encountered a stranger of her own ... leading to a climatic confrontation that will put her and her grandmother’s life in danger.
There are plenty of eccentric characters, including Francesca who is quirky and full of secrets – she keeps the town gossips busy. There are some dramatic family dynamics that cause tension and uneasiness at times. Because the story is told through the wide-eyed 10-year-old Sarah, this romance mystery is humorous at times too.
Men love this book too
The tale takes place in late 1940s Iowa in an Urban community. It is a family saga with romance, drama and suspense. Enough of each genre to keep the reader engaged. This romantic novel has women leads and heroes, but surprisingly the literature has appealed to a lot of men too. Judge for yourself.
Family and Drama
This work is a multi-leveled love story encompassing two main relationships: One between an older woman and a younger man and the other between a grandmother and granddaughter ...
Subtler but no less important themes include
* the nature of sisterly rivalry and its wounding affects over time<
* the power and caveats of young love
* how truly open acceptance of the differences between and among us softens not just the perception but the actual livingness of life
* how vital it is to have fun – to play – to celebrate often and completely
Francesca of Lost Nation is a coming-of-age story of course, but in a strangeway, the 59-year-old woman changes and matures emotionally as much as the nine-year-old girl.
But more than that it is about days long gone - post WWII in rural Iowa where people pulled together, worked hard and respected structure, honor and duty.
The story also hints at the sentiment of the time about family bonds. You can see it especially between the friendship of Francesca and her granddaughter: The young girl drawing and learning from the wisdom and experience of the elder.
Here’s a couple noteworthy quotes from the book:
"Happiness is a treasure, Sarah, especially someone else's. It is therefore civilized behavior to think carefully before you set about spoiling it." (p. 27)
"It's a terrible thing when you discover something truly important about someone you love only after they're gone." (p. 90)
As a side note:
Fans of the movie Pretty Woman will be interested to note that this romantic suspense novel is penned by Pretty Woman actress Lucinda Sue Crosby who had a role in the runaway love film of our times, as one of the Olsen twins.