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Wandernisse By Josh Lewis
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The World Tree is dying. Three races of men are thrown into a fierce struggle for power as the world of Tiphereth buckles under the weight of an industrial revolution. Smoke stacks pock the face of... More > the planet, trees are being cut down by the acre, and a severe drought chokes the land of its precious water. With Tiphereth’s future hanging by a mere thread, it’s up to an unlikely hero to bring peace to the war-torn planet. Wandernisse is the inspiring story of a little brewmaster Tomte named Jörgi, who above all the odds, rises to meet a challenge that will either the save planet, or cost him his life. When Jörgi learns of a magical stone with powers to save the World Tree, he embarks on a journey unlike any other. Along the way, he is helped by many new friends, brought face to face with a fierce pink dragon, made to realize the unrivaled power of true love, and above all else, taught the importance of preserving the environment for future generations to come.< Less
Ships of the Desert By Tim Parise
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Sir Charles Grosley is a wildly successful billionaire banker who has suddenly decided to invest his fortune in mining ventures in the war-torn Central African Republic. That doesn’t explain... More > why he’s flying all over the neighboring state of Chad, holding meetings with the local sultans and disturbing the tribal balances of power. Nor does it account for his large purchases of tunneling equipment through a retired Chinese general, or for the private regiment of Sikh veterans that he’s raised to protect his holdings. And Captain Mbala, acting head of counterintelligence for the Central African Armed Forces, would very much like to know what his true motivation is. Meanwhile, in a laboratory beneath the desert, a group of engineers is at work on a spaceship that will finally deliver on the optimistic promises of the 1950s. The Space Age will be reborn and humanity will reach out to colonize the planets in a single stride. But to make the ship fly, two governments must first be destroyed.< Less
Wardroids By J. M. Filipowicz
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Another day, another pile of junk littering the workshop; that’s my life aboard the Destiny. I’m Emily, the designated fix-it chick. Wouldn’t be such a bad job if the crew would... More > stop ogling me. Especially Commander Black, who just can’t get it through his head that we’re no longer together. That’s what I get being the only woman on this third-class space barge. Unless of course you count the wardroid, Thirty-two Eighty. Though a soldier drone refitted to be a sex slave isn’t exactly good company. The worst part is that I can’t remember my past, though the thought of it fills me with fear. Then, in the middle of the night, the wardroid grabs me and takes me to a dangerous planet, a war-torn world where no human in her right mind would ever go: Earth.< Less
They Walk With Us By John T. Mainer
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Can holy blessings be found in a box of donuts? Can an angry, grieving skinhead learn to become a peacemaker after a chance encounter with a strange old lady? Can a rock in a leather bag help a... More > wounded soldier's spirit heal? The Gods of old still walk the world. They can still be found, if you know how to look. And they bring blessings and challenges, suffering and healing, to those who can find them. In this collection of short stories, John T. Mainer explores how the ancient Gods might still be found, and how they might bless us as our paths cross theirs. From war-torn Bosnia and Afghanistan, to the peaceful green hills of British Columbia and the bustle of downtown Vancouver, he shows us how—perhaps—we might find them today. Even the most ordinary of places can turn out to be not so ordinary at all. . . and even the most ordinary-seeming person could turn out to be a God in disguise.< Less
Thanks For Caring By G. Lusby
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Thanks For Caring is a war-torn love story that witnesses the hand of fate as two total strangers are brought together under extraordinary conditions. Gary, a twenty-year-old U.S. Marine from... More > Maryland serving in Vietnam, and Patty, a cute little nineteen-year-old southern belle from Florida, both live separate lives, but that is all about to change. During the winter of 1966, Gary and Patty, through a random Red Cross Christmas package, would begin a written relationship that would send them on a journey together that would last for over a year. Through actual excerpts from her letters, the story weaves her life into his and gives him the will and determination to survive his ordeal in Vietnam and come home to the girl who saved his life. This loving stranger who wrote to him every day and gave him a reason to not give up. 148 pages - ISBN # 978-1-4137-3397-6< Less
They Walk With Us By john T. Mainer
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Can holy blessings be found in a box of donuts? Can an angry, grieving skinhead learn to become a peacemaker after a chance encounter with a strange old lady? Can a rock in a leather bag help a... More > wounded soldier's spirit heal? The Gods of old still walk the world. They can still be found, if you know how to look. And they bring blessings and challenges, suffering and healing, to those who can find them. In this collection of short stories, John T. Mainer explores how the ancient Gods might still be found, and how they might bless us as our paths cross theirs. From war-torn Bosnia and Afghanistan, to the peaceful green hills of British Columbia and the bustle of downtown Vancouver, he shows us how—perhaps—we might find them today. Even the most ordinary of places can turn out to be not so ordinary at all. . . and even the most ordinary-seeming person could turn out to be a God in disguise.< Less
Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review - Spring Equinox 2012 By BellaOnline The Voice of Women
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Spring opens our minds to the promise of a fresh beginning. A mossy path lures us into a quiet forest. The mists of sunrise shroud a serene landscape. A jeweled wasp reminds us that beauty comes in... More > all sizes and shapes. Poetry brings out the beauty in a fog-shrouded bay; it encourages us to breathe in deeply from the lilac dawn. Fiction draws us to treasure each day and appreciate what we have. A poor coal miner's wife struggles to make do with the few coins she has. Non-Fiction brings us into the complex world our fellow artists share. A woman strives for natural childbirth despite her fears. A daughter regains treasures from a war-torn past. A breast cancer survivor shows us the power of inner strength. Come share in the amazing stories and creations our artists have shared. Give thanks that our community is composed of such stunning talents, opening their hearts and minds with us to celebrate this new spring together.< Less
The Attic By Fran Caldwell
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Young Toronto graphic artist Strachan (pronounced ‘Strawn’ per the Gaelic) Marshall is a loner and could be considered something of a loser. Things change dramatically when she is... More > compelled to check out an attic in an eerie, derelict building, and finds herself feverishly "transcribing" the journal of Celia, a young Englishwoman from decades earlier, who relates her experiences in war-torn Britain. Naturally, practical Strachan refuses to coin the word "ghost”. The whole thing is an exciting adventure. When she produces a poignant memoir, which focuses on the apparently doomed affair between Celia, a WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force), and Alex, an RAF serviceman, with detailed descriptions of the era which appear to be as accurate as if Strachan had lived through it herself, people are bound to have questions. Telling the truth would mark Strachan as psychotic, so she lies, saying she did a lot of research. She didn’t. Only those closest to her know about The Attic.< Less
Affinity and Trust By Ross Richdale
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Zuzana Milenkova, rescued from her fate as a sex slave of a rebel militia group in war-torn Bosnia, finds herself alone in a strange new country. She has emigrated to New Zealand and has Anglicised... More > her name to Susan but is that sufficent? There are many obstacles to overcome, a new language to learn, different customs, and a new career, but she also has to come to terms with the horror of the past before she can move on and create a new future. She befriends Frazer who breaks through her reserve. Their friendliness becomes more intense as she begins to trust humanity again. Her composure is, however, ruptured when, on a back country walking trip she has to walk through a disused railway tunnel. When the darkness inside envelops her, memories of another tunnel back in her homeland seize her in a panic attack. What are these terrible memories and will they haunt her new life in a new land? And can Frazer help or is the hurdle too deep and soul destroying for her to conquer?< Less
Los Quemados - Book I - The Shadow of Don Quixote By F M STUTZ
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A bombing in a tiny village in the war-torn Latin-American country of San DiMarco initiates a string of crimes that are calculated, cold, and brutal. The first elected president in decades has a plan... More > to end the civil war, but some new invisible schemer is bombing children’s hospital wards and murdering judges—with a rocket launcher. Leading the investigation is the President's older brother, Felix Dominguez, the quiet, ultra-paranoid and extremely-legalistic Comisionado de la Agencia Investigaciones de Nacional. Felix has no friends, no hobbies and no interests—just the job and his unwavering, unforgiving principles. Ari Fortunado is a beautiful, but ruthless, cocaine trafficker who has become legendary for her ability to outsmart the police, and has earned the nickname, "The Spooky Witch of Los Cruces." She, too, has been tasked by her employer with finding out who is responsible for the attacks before their world erupts into a full scale war.< Less

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