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Four-Month Nightmare: Take the Time to Know the Signs By Lillian Stinson
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Most people hope to find love in their lives. When you are a single parent, finding the right person can be more complicated. But that does not mean one wants a loving relationship less. In her... More > book, Four-Month Nightmare: Take the Time to Know the Signs, author Lillian Stinson introduces April Washington, a strong, African American, single mother. When she meets Bobby Miller, she hopes he is “the one.” He’s nice, caring, attractive, and helpful. He has a past, but April can look beyond that as long as Bobby stays out of jail. Things start out well, but when April wants to take things slowly, Bobby would have none of it. He turns into a mean, hurtful, heartless man. April has to take quick, life-changing action to keep her and her daughter safe. Stinson is not unfamiliar with the drama April and her daughter go through in Four-Month Nightmare: Take the Time to Know the Signs because she went through a similar experience. And like April, with the help from God, family, and friends, she got her life back.< Less
Stephanie's Diary By Lloyd Williams
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Stephanie grew up in a dysfunctional household. Her mother, a former model, became a slave to drugs and prostitution when Stephanie was only ten years old. She didn’t think twice about putting... More > her children in harm’s way, especially her daughter. She even loaned her daughter to "clients " in exchange for drugs. Attempting to turn her life around, Stephanie moved out, ready for a new beginning, full of promise. But the demons from her past would not allow her to live peacefully. Starting over was a concept that Stephanie came to know all too well as she struggled to survive her senior year while floundering in a world of cruelty and violence. She yearned to turn over a new leaf, but wondered if she could ever escape the past and leave her childhood horror behind her.< Less
Three Girls, Three Stories: A Teen, a Scheme, and a Queen By Rudy Vasquez, Adriana Williamson
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Featuring strong, female protagonists, Three Girls, Three Stories, by authors Rudy Vasquez and Adriana Williamson, offers a collection of short stories that address a variety of topics and... More > timeframes. “What’s Next?” tells the story of a young secret agent who holds the fate of the world in her hands. She puts her life on the line to understand her emotions, doubts, and purpose. A teen is forced to cope with the mistakes she’s made in “New Perspective.” While doing so, she eventually learns life isn’t quite what she thought, and she realizes the value of true friends and strong natural instincts. “Once Upon a Time” offers an epic poem which documents how the fates of two ancient kingdoms connect. Its drama and suspense culminates when a young heroine is thrown into battle in an attempt to unite her country, her family, and her love. Emotional and witty, Three Girls, Three Stories presents a unique collection of narratives featuring female characters and the lessons they learn.< Less
Fate of the Dakota: A Novel and Resource on the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 By Colin Mustful
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Alfred Riggs was a twenty-five year old son of a missionary who found himself helplessly intertwined in the real life actions, events, and people of a harrowing conflict in the history of Minnesota.... More > Alfred grew up among the Dakota Indians of Minnesota and he developed a profound respect for their people and established a near kinship tie to their leader, Little Crow. When war broke out, Alfred was torn between the safety of his family and friends, and his deep understanding and respect for the grievances and traditions of his Indian neighbors. Throughout the story Alfred met and interacted with real life participants and witnesses of the war. But, rather than mitigate death and disaster, Alfred found himself in a number of dire situations from both sides of the war. In the end, Alfred was helpless to quell the senseless feud between the Dakota Indians and the white settlers. Ultimately, Alfred was fortunate to escape with his life and finally reconcile with his father.< Less
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Hundred Day Haul By Chris Huff
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883 days remain in the 20th Century. At the ripe age of twenty-five, Patrick Finnegan experiences a insomnia-driven manic episode where a brief encounter with the dead American poet Emily Dickinson... More > reveals to him his purpose in American society through her poem numbered 883: “The Poets light but lamps…the wicks they stimulate if Vital light...” Hundred Day Haul is the story of one man’s obsession with capturing and reporting on America during the final 100 days of the 20th century. In 1997, Patrick Finnegan is a regular in the Martha’s Vineyard summer mowzone and an aspiring freelance photographer when he experiences an identity crisis. Despite the debt and doubters that surround him, Finnegan gains back his unbounded confidence and vision and begins his countdown and plan for the Haul, a hundred day roller coaster ride with the backdrop of the late ‘90s America.< Less
This Way to the End By Mario Savioni
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Short stories and poems mainly. Many previously published at: between November 12, 2012 - December 7, 2013. Continuing a series that began with Uncertainty, A Man... More > Looking at Women, After, and Blue Emptiness. It tries to survey the course of the year within which it was written.< Less
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Mule Train to Afghanistan By Frank Villafaña
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In the sequel to Rice with Mango, Ralph, now a CIA operative, finds himself in the middle of the Cold War. Traveling to China to purchase oriental rugs for his shop in Ohio, he knows that he has... More > traveled far from his first flight out of Cuba. In this historical work of fiction, set in the early 1980´s, Afghanistan has been invaded by the Soviet Union. The CIA covert program to support the mujahedeen, is getting serious Congressional scrutiny. Rug salesman by day, Ralph’s new assignment entangles him in the middle of the CIA´s support of the Afghanistan mujahedeen. His nemesis, Baimurat, the KGB Station Chief in Kashgar, is not the brightest, but that makes him much more unpredictable and dangerous. Firefights that never get reported in the morning news, but still leave dead bodies, are surrounding him and killing his friends. Then there are the internal demons that may lead him to self-destruction or the sexy redhead with a healthy appetite, which offer dangers that were not included in his CIA training.< Less
Nikki Magee By Peter Wendt
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Nikki is an orphan, age 11. She's a musical prodigy, with a voice. Her story begins when she is thrown from an uncaring dark world into the morning light of her life, soon finding herself protected... More > by a guardian in the form of Johnny Mazzarisi, a mob boss, and his family. Over the next four years Nikki goes from the gutter to the stage; aided by those who come to love her. There's Lesya Popov, a once world-renowned harpist, and Drek Mason, whose six-man rock band isn't what his senses, or desires, tell him it should be. Also Jimmy Clarke, a Jamaican keyboardist whose instincts aid Drek's search. Nikki's story is one of music, and through her music, she finds hope. From Chopin to Joe Cocker, Nikki's wish is to play, and play she does. She has a dream, and at age 15 Nikki goes to her first rock concert where Fate is going to intervene, on a massive scale.< Less
Holes By Louis Sachar
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Adapted for the stage by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of... More > Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys “build character” by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment--and redemption. 30 Characters: 9 Females – 21 Males< Less
Eight By William Domme
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Eight is a short story collection which begins with a cozy horror tale. It runs through tales of broken alcoholics, terminal patients, lost young men, and criminally mad loose cannons. At under 70... More > pages it is quite easy to rip through these stories in an evening. TABLE OF CONTENTS Oren Gunn Wheelie Shovel Pusher Miser For Sale: One Plot Paranoid The Last Piece of Cake Don't Adjust Your Set None of these stories were generated by algorithms or artificial intelligence.< Less
DIXIE Book One: Open Roads By Sybil Watters
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Back when they first called him “Wild Bill,” Billy Pierce was an original redneck, in the truest and least demeaning sense of the word, scalding his skin under the sweltering Georgia sun... More > to put food on the table for his growing family. That is, until he met ol’ Dixie and all hell broke loose. “Dixie” details the deeply haunting and troubled life of a young man in the Deep South in the 1960s-70s, constantly at war with his own demons and promoted by a sinister man in the ways of running shine, driving fast cars, cavorting with loose women and inadvertently gaining sole insight into a secret, southern-style organized crime network, historically known as the “Dixie Mafia” . Always trying to do the right thing by the love of his life; a beautiful, religious and spirited local, he finds himself torn by his angry nature and constantly tormented by his own failures and irresponsible actions.< Less
Caught Up By Kristina Smith
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A group of friends brought together by blood, fate, and circumstances is about to learn that life is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and love and loss. Kennedy Valentine-Daniels is a force... More > to be reckoned with, and sustained in life by her faith in God, inner-strength, and the family and friends that surround her. Unfortunately, sometimes they are the same people who test her sanity—especially her husband, Preston. Michalah Valentine, Kennedy’s baby sister, hates traveling outside of her box. However, when events in life annihilate her box completely, Michalah must somehow learn to survive. Nevertheless she is fun to watch! Newlyweds, Jordan and Maxwell Banks are living in bliss—until something from their past threatens the foundation of their relationship. Is the Honeymoon over? Tia St. James is the wildcard of the group and Kennedy’s closest friend. She finds love again in an old friend, after a stale relationship ends. But there is only one problem: now her friendship with Kennedy is in jeopardy.< Less
Life or Death: Spontaneous Decisions By Adrienne White
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Skyler Spirit is a psychiatrist and single mother living a comfortable and purpose-driven life. Skyler’s son, Pace, an honor student reveals to her that his fellow classmate Ryan Mitchell is... More > pregnant and he is the father. Skyler’s world comes crashing down when she learns that Ryan’s parents want her to terminate the pregnancy. Determined to use her own experiences to help save the baby, Skyler meets with Ryan’s parents in an attempt to change their minds. In this poignant novella, two teens and their parents embark on an unforgettable journey where they learn the impact of their choices, the magnitude of deception, and the power of God’s love.< Less
Dream Job: Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager By Janet Garber
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Melanie Kohl is like a hamster on a treadmill, running in place and getting nowhere, starting with her mind-numbing commute to work, her job as employee relations manager/Ms. Fix-It at a comically... More > out-of-control medical center in New York City, and ending each day when she crawls into her basement apartment, bemoaning her sexless, uneventful private life, rocked by disturbing dreams of mayhem and murder. As she heads inexorably towards a breakdown, hastened by the murder of her much hated boss and the appointment of an even more sinister and stupid replacement, she finally flies off the wheel and catapults into the arms of a handsome stranger. Will love conquer all? Well . . . Janet Garber utilizes her keen sense of the HR world to create a funny glimpse into what might happen in a company run amok. Her writing style is a joy. Tony Lee - VP Editorial at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).< Less
Slip Stitch By Liz McKean
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Senior Manuscript of short fiction and poetry by Liz McKean.
Black Overalls By Tom Donaldson
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An amazing story about a high school football team that makes an unlikely run all the way to the state championship game, and how they gave hope to a town suffering hard times.
Slum: A Romantic Adventure By Dan Carroll
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THE SLUM TRILOGY, BOOK ONE is not a typical boy-meets-girl love story. Their situation is impossible. Robert is a sophisticated executive in New York City. Julianna is a former stripper living in a... More > slum on a Caribbean island. Besides, he already has a girlfriend and is not looking for someone else- especially not a married ex-stripper from a far-away Caribbean slum! But as fate would have it, a dying six-year-old girl is the force which throws them together into a passionate entanglement which transforms both of them. An intoxicating love story? A tale of hope for a dying child? An inspiring moral drama? It's all rolled into this fast moving page turner.< Less
Pontas Soltas By nuno renato marques
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Estava um óptimo final de dia; as poucas nuvens cinzentas mas sem espessura deixavam-se trespassar por feixes de luz, que faziam dourar os objectos captados no solo. “dá-me a... More > mão” – pensou Àlima sentindo-se arrepiada com o ambiente. Ao seu lado, Victor segurou a mão dela. “amo-te” – pensou Àlima. Àlima era uma emigrante de Leste. Estava ilegal. Victor não sabia. Dentro de pouco tempo ela teria de regressar. Isso enchia-a de tristeza. No entanto, levaria consigo um sentimento próximo do amor pelo clima do Algarve, e pela hospitalidade desta gente pouco civilizada e confusa. Aqui tinha aplicado o poder da liberdade a um sistema de classes decrépito, onde se tinha recusado a entrar. Do seu país, não esperava nada de melhor, tal como em Portugal, lutaria pela sobrevivência...< Less
Brotherhood of Iron By Frank P. Slaughter
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“A sharp, immersive family drama played out against the ravages of war.” — Kirkus Reviews "Brotherhood of Iron," the second novel of the Castor family trilogy, tells the... More > story of four brothers as they strike out to find adventure in the rapidly changing world of the early 20th century. Two of the brothers join the Marine Corps and find themselves on the greatest killing fields of WWI, one ships out on a Great Lakes freighter and meets his waterloo on a violent and seedy industrial waterfront, and one finds forbidden love in a gritty mining town in Michigan’s wild Upper Peninsula.< Less
Drop Dead Casino - Ginger The First By Constance R. Pottenger
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Murder Mayhem and Myopia. Six old witches are accused of murder! Did they REALLY do this? Did their chanting death spells REALLY work this time? Do they just get away ... with MURDER?
The Hay Days By Frank R. Barthol,III
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If people could choose to be a hero, would they choose to change their lives to be one?. Gar Hudson, 35, idealistic forest ranger watches a walrus slaughter on television and knows in an istant this... More > is his calling to bring karmatic justice to one man, John Hay. Gar's destiny appears to lineup when he links the heroes of his past with revenge to the unknown but cruel enemy. Gar's time in Alaska brings fundamental change, including love to a woman that was once engaged to Hay, and a powerful respect for his once hated rival. Can the past help complete Gar's plans of precise revenge, or will he beg for it all to be forgotton and enjoy the treasures the great north has given? The history lessons Gar had learned in school, have placed him between love and death.< Less
Paris Runaway By Paulita Kincer
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When divorced mom Sadie Ford realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French... More > exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy’s father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. Since the divorce, Sadie has devoted herself to raising kids and putting her dreams on hold, but when her daughter needs her most, Sadie finds that concrete barrier to life beginning to crack. In her journey, she learns the difference between watching the hours pass and living.< Less
Spa Special By Kannel
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Three collage guys show up at a brand new Spa for a relaxing time with some hot babes! They are met by Miss Rouge who explains that they are in for a Special treatment at the Spa. “This is... More > the life guys!!!” they shout, as they relax in the hot tub spa…but something is wrong. They seem to be getting weaker and thinner... Miss Rouge lets them know that she is in charge, and will be addressed in the future as Mistress. She further explains to the guys that they are going to be transformed from Macho men into a stripper, a maid, and a cute submissive girl. There is no way out! Soon they start enjoying their new life; being a girl can be very sexy! 26 GLORIOUSLY RICH PAGES! FULL SPECTRUM COLOR! Adult themes and subject matter.< Less