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Breaking TWIG

Breaking TWIG

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:: Over 200,000 copies of Breaking TWIG downloaded on Kindles ::

WARNING:  According to Breaking TWIG's Kindle readers, you may not be able to put this book down!

Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, BREAKING TWIG is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig's vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source--Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

Often raw and irreverent and sprinkled with all the Southern flavoring found in a good bowl of chicken and dumplings, BREAKING TWIG, is about finding love where we least expect it, destroying lives with easy lies, and realizing each of us determine our own truth.

:: Recent RAVE Reviews for Breaking TWIG ::

If you are looking for a book that takes a chance, tips the scale and
teeters on the edge of "How in the hell did she write this?!?" Then
Deborah Epperson is your girl and Breaking Twig is your story."  Melissa
E. Perea, Five-Star Reader Review

"With a voice as rich as sorghum molasses, Epperson seductively draws the
reader into the rural south of the 60s and 70s. In the southern
tradition of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, the author
explores the depths of the human heart and spirit, with wisdom, humor,
and unflinching truthfulness."  D. Burke, Five-star Reader Review

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:: Over 200,000 copies of Breaking TWIG downloaded on Kindles ::

WARNING:  According to Breaking TWIG's Kindle readers, you may not be able to put this book down!

Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, BREAKING TWIG is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig's vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source--Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

Often raw and irreverent and sprinkled with all the Southern flavoring found in a good bowl of chicken and dumplings, BREAKING TWIG, is about finding love where we least expect it, destroying lives with easy lies, and realizing each of us determine our own truth.

:: Recent RAVE Reviews for Breaking TWIG ::

If you are looking for a book that takes a chance, tips the scale and
teeters on the edge of "How in the hell did she write this?!?" Then
Deborah Epperson is your girl and Breaking Twig is your story."  Melissa
E. Perea, Five-Star Reader Review

"With a voice as rich as sorghum molasses, Epperson seductively draws the
reader into the rural south of the 60s and 70s. In the southern
tradition of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, the author
explores the depths of the human heart and spirit, with wisdom, humor,
and unflinching truthfulness."  D. Burke, Five-star Reader Review

FORTY YEARS LATER (David Grossman Series Book 1)

FORTY YEARS LATER (David Grossman Series Book 1)

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Stay Thirsty Publishing Proudly Presents Forty Years Later – 10th Anniversary Edition (Newly Revised).

An Amazon #1 Bestseller with over 55,000 eBooks downloaded from veteran author Steven Jay Griffel. A compelling story of second chances in life and love.

Successful middle-aged publishing executive David Grossman risks everything to fulfill a promise to a woman he has not seen in forty years. When former teen sweethearts David and Jill reunite after four decades, sparks fly, despite his long marriage to Allison and Jill’s LGBT reputation.

Jill Black, a “one-hit wonder” Hollywood screenwriter, is consumed by her last chance to write and direct her own film. Success will reinvigorate her career. Failure will end it. When a pompous studio “suit” begins to undermine her authority and threatens to kill her project, the pressure forces her to spin from rage to murderous madness and she ensnares David in her dark plot.

Love and betrayal. Revenge and redemption. For some it ends happily. For others it all comes undone in this fast-paced drama of Baby Boomers trying to hang on to their lives, their families, and their dreams. A riveting novel of suspense and humor, masterfully told by Steven Jay Griffel.

“Griffel’s narrative is a rush - sharp, spot on, and funny as hell.” - Laurie Rozakis, Author, Editor & Public Speaker.

Forty Years Later is a great read. It’s fast, edgy, but poignant. Steven Jay Griffel really captures the emotions of the Woodstock generation forty years later.” - Les Kaye, Musician and Emmy Award winner.

From the 120 Amazon customer reviews:

“Lost Dreams Redeemed … Everyone Wants A Do-Over … Excellent depiction of individual personalities ... I reminisced in a dream like sort of way of my Woodstock experience … Well written and easy reading … I chose this book because at the center is the Catskills - a bungalow colony - which is where I met my future husband at the age of 13 … If you've ever cared for someone and years later wondered, “What if ...”, Forty Years Later is great fun, with a dash of poignancy.”

About the Author

Steven Jay Griffel is a novelist, editor and publisher. He is the author of five novels and his book, Forty Years Later, became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon in two categories. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife Barbara.


MALAIKA

MALAIKA

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"This is by far the best piece of literature, under full novel length, I have EVER read…” T.M Souders


This is a story for those not afraid to walk among the wilds of Kenya, for those not afraid to feel the wheat among their fingertips and for those unafraid of feeling the heart of Africa.

Join an expat with the crushing weight of his American past as he seeks peace and a simpler life in rural Kenya. Armed with only his smokes and coffee he discovers a friendship with the most unlikely of friends—a lioness he rightfully names Malaika (“Angel” in Swahili). But she is no ordinary lioness nor is he an ordinary man. Between them, they share a gift. But not all embrace their bond and some seek to sever it.

Discover this new world rich in human truth and sensibility.


“It is a book that should become a highly acclaimed classic and be required reading in every school. I have read it twice already.” Carol in Ohio (Amazon review)

“…Heering has [an] exceptional ability for finding the soul of realism.” Schuyler T Wallace (VINE VOICE)

“MALAIKA by Van Heerling is one of the best novellas I've read in a long time...an excellent piece of writing that I enjoyed immensely…” ---S. Warfield (TOP 1000 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE)


The Takers: Book One of the Oz Chronicles

The Takers: Book One of the Oz Chronicles

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The first volume in The Oz Chronicles recalls both Stephen King’s The Stand and L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. When 13-year-old Osmond “Oz” Griffith wakes from an illness on the floor of his closet, he discovers the world overrun by man-eating monsters, the Takers, and it’s largely his fault. In an effort to make things right, he gathers a band of survivors (a baby, an aged mechanic and a talking gorilla, among others), and sets off down his version of the yellow brick road, leading to the Atlanta Zoo. Along the way, he learns that his destiny was written by Steve, a boy from his past. Afflicted with Down Syndrome, Steve created new worlds, replete with battles between good and evil, in the comic books that served as his sole refuge from the teasing of Oz and his friends. Steve’s untimely suicide leaves only the comic books as clues to vanquishing the Takers.

City of Darkness (City of Mystery Book 1)

City of Darkness (City of Mystery Book 1)

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City of Darkness takes place in 1888 London, where Jack the Ripper roams the streets with impunity and Scotland Yard seems helpless to stop him. The science of forensics is in its infancy but a few detectives – Trevor Welles among them – recognize that they are dealing with a different sort of killer, a “modern criminal” who chooses his victims at random. If Jack is to be caught, he won’t be caught with Scotland Yard’s normal methods of deduction for there is no logic to this madness. The question is no longer “Why was the victim killed?” but rather “How was the victim killed?” For the first time in the history of detection, science is trumping deductive reasoning. When a twist of fate puts Trevor in charge of the case, he hastily assembles Scotland Yard’s first forensics team: Davy Mabrey, the first bobby on the scene of the grisliest of the murders, whose working class common sense proves an invaluable asset, Rayley Abrams, a cautious intellectual whose future at the Yard is marginalized due to his Jewish heritage, Tom Bainbridge, a medical student with aristocratic connections and a secret drinking problem, Emma Kelly, sister of the Ripper’s last victim who has a troubled past and a gift for linguistics. and Geraldine Bainbridge, a wealthy and eccentric heiress and Trevor's closest friend. The team finds an unlikely ally in the form of Queen Victoria herself, who takes an unusual level of interest in the Ripper case and secretly funds the unit. But will they stop Jack in time to spare Leanna Bainbridge, the young heiress with whom Trevor has fallen madly and improbably in love? While City of Darkness takes place in London, its sequel, City of Light, will travel to Paris on the eve of the Exposition Universalle, the ultimate World’s Fair which debuted Edison’s phonograph, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and the Eiffel Tower The third book, City of Silence, will take place in St. Petersburg where Victoria’s beloved granddaughter Alexandra is on the verge of marrying the young czar Nicolas, much to her grandmother’s dismay. In the fourth book, City of Bells, the team travels to India to defend Geraldine's long-lost lover from a charge of murder and in the fifth, City of Stones, they join forces with none other than Arthur Conan Doyle himself, who returns to his boyhood home of Edinburgh, Scotland when someone begins using hisSherlock Holmes series as the template for real-life crimes. Throughout the series the Scotland Yard forensics team, which serves as a sort of Victorian-era CSI, will circle the world to investigate high-profile cases, most often at the urging of the Queen.

Praise for Kim Wright

"Astute and engrossing, this book is a treat." (Love in Mid Air) ---People

"Engaging....Wright delivers fresh perspective and sympathetic characters few writers can match...She hits it out of the park." ---Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

"Sharply written and emotionally accessible" ----Kirkus

"Fascinating...fabulously well-written...Wright offers a nice array of flawed, struggling human characters" ---RT Book Reviews

"Great...extremely refreshing" ---Ladies' Home Journal

"An intense, thoughtful novel" ---- Booklist

"Fresh...achingly honest...Wright gets the details exactly right." ---Bookpage

Lovin' Mrs. Jones

Lovin' Mrs. Jones

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If You Read Only One Book This Year...This Should Be That Book. One of the best love stories of all time.

Reminiscent of The Best Man with the solid, sexy, urban vibe of Love Jones, Lovin Mrs. Jones is not your typical girl meets boy and they live happily ever after kind of story. Nor is it an affair; but more so what happens when you meet the "right one" (that's really meant for you) during a time when you're already committed to the "wrong one." What do you do? Have second thoughts of course.

Meet Gabriel Washington; the soon-to-be groom that appears to have it all together. He's a strikingly handsome, financially secure, and spiritually grounded bank exec who is only five days away from marrying his college sweetheart, Tracee Andrews. Despite her sharp tongue and sometimes manipulative ways, Tracee represents everything any sane man would ever want in a woman. With a successful career in journalism, she possesses all the qualities that intimidate the most confident of men.

But as Gabriel soon discovers, the appearance of having everything on the outside is sometimes not enough to fill the void of what's missing on the inside. So when this undeniably 'together' brotha meets Alexandria Jones, a beautiful and soft-spoken woman whose marriage just happens to be on the verge of divorce, a mutual attraction quickly transforms him into a reluctant groom only days from saying "I do."

Now, Gabriel is on the verge of risking a future he's somewhat certain of for a moment that may hold no promise. He soon finds that falling for a woman in the midst of her own marital breakdown comes with serious consequences. Falling for her on the very week of his wedding creates even more issues for an already complicated situation. But like any great love story, love will either bring them together or separate them forever in "the end." 

Brace yourself for something totally different than what you've ever read before. Inside this book is everything; love, laughter, disappointment, suspense and ultimately courage to follow where the heart leads.  

About the Author
Represented by one of the top literary agencies in New York, Edward Dean Arnold is a member of several creative-writing organizations, as well as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As the publisher of PENDIUM Publishing House, with over 50 titles in print, Lovin Mrs. Jones was the company's first title release and a favorite among readers who enjoy a good clean love story minus explicit language/content.

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If You Read Only One Book This Year...This Should Be That Book. One of the best love stories of all time.

Reminiscent of The Best Man with the solid, sexy, urban vibe of Love Jones, Lovin Mrs. Jones is not your typical girl meets boy and they live happily ever after kind of story. Nor is it an affair; but more so what happens when you meet the "right one" (that's really meant for you) during a time when you're already committed to the "wrong one." What do you do? Have second thoughts of course.

Meet Gabriel Washington; the soon-to-be groom that appears to have it all together. He's a strikingly handsome, financially secure, and spiritually grounded bank exec who is only five days away from marrying his college sweetheart, Tracee Andrews. Despite her sharp tongue and sometimes manipulative ways, Tracee represents everything any sane man would ever want in a woman. With a successful career in journalism, she possesses all the qualities that intimidate the most confident of men.

But as Gabriel soon discovers, the appearance of having everything on the outside is sometimes not enough to fill the void of what's missing on the inside. So when this undeniably 'together' brotha meets Alexandria Jones, a beautiful and soft-spoken woman whose marriage just happens to be on the verge of divorce, a mutual attraction quickly transforms him into a reluctant groom only days from saying "I do."

Now, Gabriel is on the verge of risking a future he's somewhat certain of for a moment that may hold no promise. He soon finds that falling for a woman in the midst of her own marital breakdown comes with serious consequences. Falling for her on the very week of his wedding creates even more issues for an already complicated situation. But like any great love story, love will either bring them together or separate them forever in "the end." 

Brace yourself for something totally different than what you've ever read before. Inside this book is everything; love, laughter, disappointment, suspense and ultimately courage to follow where the heart leads.  

About the Author
Represented by one of the top literary agencies in New York, Edward Dean Arnold is a member of several creative-writing organizations, as well as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As the publisher of PENDIUM Publishing House, with over 50 titles in print, Lovin Mrs. Jones was the company's first title release and a favorite among readers who enjoy a good clean love story minus explicit language/content.


Gateway (The Gateway Trilogy Book 1)

Gateway (The Gateway Trilogy Book 1)

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Everybody has their demons... Ember's want her dead.

Ember has always known that she doesn't belong in this world, but when she takes matters into her own hands, she winds up in a mental institution.

There she draws the attention of Taren, a mysterious boy with a dangerous secret.

When demons attack, they are forced to flee together, and Ember learns her secret might be the deadliest of all.

With a gateway to hell opening in Los Angeles, Ember must choose--will she save the world...or end it?

Like page-turning urban fantasy with characters you'll love? Grab Gateway and discover your next reading obsession!

**Limited time-- CHASM (Book 2 in The Gateway Trilogy) is just $2.99! 


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Falling (Bits and Pieces Book 1)

Falling (Bits and Pieces Book 1)

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How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you?

Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.

FALLING (first in the Bits and Pieces Series) is a coming of age friendship story about Liz that chronicles parts of her life during the fall of her junior year. She’s had a rough year and managed to get through it without anyone’s support, including her parents’. Her life changes when her physics teacher assigns new seats in class and Patrick, her new lab partner, befriends her. Unlike her past partners, Patrick challenges her to see the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. With him as her new best friend, she learns what friendship is really about and starts to find herself in the process.

Babies in the Bargain (Doctor's Orders Book 1)

Babies in the Bargain (Doctor's Orders Book 1)

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Babies in the Bargain, voted BEST ROMANCE NOVEL at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2009.
Babies in the Bargain won 2010 BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL at Readers Favorite

With only one year left to complete her medical training, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not Dr. Marc Suarez. The heartthrob of the hospital who used to collect sports’ trophies and nurses’ kisses broke her heart seven years ago.

When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated, but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?

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Babies in the Bargain, voted BEST ROMANCE NOVEL at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2009.
Babies in the Bargain won 2010 BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL at Readers Favorite

With only one year left to complete her medical training, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not Dr. Marc Suarez. The heartthrob of the hospital who used to collect sports’ trophies and nurses’ kisses broke her heart seven years ago.

When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated, but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?

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Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad

Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad

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EOD - "It's a lot like brain surgery, except if we screw up the patient detonates....Oh yeah, and we do it underwater."
- A Navy EOD Technician

The Sailors of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community "perform under pressure" in the hazardous job of bomb disposal, often deep beneath the sea...alone.

An EOD Technician must have the brains of an engineer, the hands of a surgeon, and the courage of a martyr. In the U.S. Navy, carrier flight operations only occur under the watchful eye of EOD Techs ready to respond to ordnance accidents. U.S. Marines assault enemy beachheads only after EOD Techs clear the littoral seas and landing zones of mines. The U.S. Secret Service even relies on military bomb squads to protect the President and visiting foreign dignitaries. Perhaps the best testimony of their value is that when the Navy needs to place a limpet mine under an enemy ship it tasks the Navy SEALs, but to respond to such an attack - the Navy summons EOD.

Proximity highlights the exciting work of one EOD detachment as they become enmeshed in the efforts of a terrorist coalition operating both in Europe and the United States. Lieutenant "Jazz" Jascinski and the men of Detachment Four become the key to helping the FBI apprehend these terrorists - until their unique skills place them under suspicion. To protect themselves, the Techs must race to find the culprits before they become the next victims...

Advance Praise for Proximity:

"Stephen Phillips is the real deal; a Navy EOD Officer and front line operator in the war against terrorism. Proximity is a well crafted thriller-- enthralling, realistic and frightening. Move over Tom Clancy."

- CHUCK PFARRER, author of Warrior Soul and Killing Che

"Steve Phillips is a member of a select group who live by the creed `Initial success or total failure.' EOD Technicians are the special operations community's unsung heroes...until now. Proximity is a great read and hopefully one of many more books by Phillips."

- STEVE WATERMAN, author of Just a Sailor

Dark Visions (A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 1)

Dark Visions (A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 1)

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*This novel is Part One of, "The Future Is Written - A Sarah Roberts Story." Sarah's saga continues to Book Twenty, The Betrayal.

Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts Book One)

Eighteen-year-old Sarah Roberts experiences blackouts. When she wakes, notes are written in her own hand. Prophecies. Dark Visions. Future events with dire consequences only she can avert.
Sarah is an Automatic Writer. She receives a message that details a kidnapping and what she can do to stop it. She has averted kidnappings before. The notes are quite specific. She's convinced this one won't be that hard.
But things go wrong when the kidnappers recognize her. People are killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police find her notebook riddled with prophecies of accidents and crimes and now they want answers.

Sarah is in a fight for her life with no one to trust and a kidnapping ring who want to find out how she knows so much about them. The police are hunting her for very different reasons while her parents think she's at a sleepover.