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Joe Peas By Sam Newsome
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Who is Joe Peas? Is he a simple immigrant Italian house painter, or is he a complicated man with much to hide, even from himself? When the aging itinerant house painter becomes ill, his life... More > intersects with family doctor, James King. The doctor develops a friendship with the odd little Italian whose life is a sharp contrast to his own. Joe suffers a hip fracture and becomes Dr. King’s rehabilitation patient in a long-term care facility. He interacts with the other residents and learns of their struggles and triumphs as he witnesses their close family relationships. The spirited little Italian enriches the lives of his fellow patients as they change Joe in ways he never expected. As Joe is forced to face his past, Dr. King is facing his own struggles dealing with his community where conformity is valued above individualism. Could there be more—much more—to Joe Peas than meets the eye? Will the truth about the mysterious painter finally be unveiled?< 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
Liberty Ship Trip: Steaming West To The Far East By Howard Venezia
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By the author of FIRST TRIP. Set during the Korean War, this novel, LIBERTY SHIP TRIP, continues to bring to the reader the adventures of young Joey Vicenzo. In this novel Joey takes a challenging... More > job in the Engine Room of a reactivated WW II, Liberty Ship. He has to learn the peculiarities of the steam driven, reciprocating engine propelling this ship. He does so… and so will the reader. His romantic forays in ports visited, are another story. It is in this latter realm that we hope he will attain the maturity needed to properly handle unexpectedly arising “adult” issues. In telling this story, the author, HOWARD VENEZIA, knows whereof he speaks. He spent 48 years at sea in both the Navy and the Merchant Marine. He was there!< Less
Sting of Justice By Dirk Gerrit
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Sting of Justice portrays an American war hero pushed to extreme measures by his perception that violent criminals are destroying the country he’s sworn to protect. U.S. Navy Commander Rick... More > Rickman, a fast-tracking F/A-18 Hornet Squadron Executive Officer, returns from cruise and is forced to confront the ugly realities of street life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. FBI Special Agent Kurt Clemens, his old Navy flying buddy, becomes increasingly concerned about his former wingman’s secret intentions. If you were Commander Rickman and justice failed you, what recourse might you take? The novel is a wild ride intended for mature-minded readers - as well as the story of a strong woman fighting to regain the lost intimacy of her marriage - that is sure to stimulate controversy and entertain. Sting of Justice will strike a powerfully responsive chord among Americans frustrated with predatory men, lenient prison policies and impotent death penalty statutes.< Less
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
The Man Behind The Eight By Wayne Hetzler
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The Man Behind The Eight is a collections of Short stories done by Wayne Hetzler. They include many adventures that he has had in life, including his childhood, his children, and travels in strange... More > lands. Has the right dose of humor to keep you interested in this great story teller.< Less
Jackie By Sam Newsome
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Jackie chronicles the life of a young man born to misfortune. As a child he is labeled as mentally challenged. He suffers an abusive home life and the torment of bullies at school. Soon he is judged... More > uneducable and relegated to homeschooling that is no more effective than the classroom. He is left without a formal education. Thirteen years later he is reunited with an old classmate, Jimmie, who is now a recent college graduate. Circumstances reunite the old acquaintances when Jackie’s mother becomes ill. Together they discover that Jackie has a secret ability and enormous untapped potential. That ability enables the friends to discover and expose deeply seated local government corruption and create a future for Jackie. Friendship, luck, and Jackie’s special talent are the springboard that propels him on a journey to fulfill his destiny.< Less
Daisies in the Rain By Deborah Reed
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Anna Bremer hasn't had an easy life - but she does have Sierra. Suffering a stroke while still in the womb means Anna has a lifetime of physical limitations to overcome. With her best friend Sierra... More > by her side, Anna feels as if she can take on the world. But when tragedy suddenly strikes, Anna is left with overwhelming doubts and uncertainties. Daisies in the Rain is a story of heartbreak and triumph in the lives of a group of teenage friends. Sickness, death, and heartache land squarely in the lives of Anna, Sierra, Pieter, and Darcy, testing them in ways they could never imagine. With tragedy comes a choice. Will Anna do whatever it takes to save her best friend? Even if it means her own life may never be the same?< Less
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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
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
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
Within Reach By Jill Bisker
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Within Reach is the contemporary fiction story of Emma, a woman coming to terms with her mother’s increasing dementia and the everyday challenges associated with it. While serving as caregiver... More > for her mother, she inexplicably finds herself ‘re-living’ specific events from her past, including times spent with her parents when she was a child. She soon wonders if her own sanity is slipping as she struggles to understand what is happening to her. If she can unlock the meaning of the visions from her past, she might be able to face the uncertainty of her future. Her mother must have the key—if only she can reach her.< Less
The Way Unforeseen By Jill Bisker
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A tragic tale of unrequited love, a broken heart, and the lost dreams of another era. Teoline, Quentin and Soren were introduced in the novel Finding the Way Back. The Way Unforeseen tells the story... More > of how they came to know and love each other, and details the terrible events leading up to their final redemption and fulfillment.< Less
Act Your Age: A Coming of (Middle) Age Memoir By Priscilla Lindsey Biddle
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Act your age! From her mother's admonition in childhood, a middle aged, twice-married mother of four and a product of the Deep South makes her way through a meandering inner journey towards a quiet... More > epiphany revealing what her mother's words really mean. This rite of passage at the age of fifty unfolds through 12 narratives that will evoke both laughter and tears. Each chapter is an independent reflection on the daily anecdotes all of us live each day in the course of growing up and growing older. Reading the narratives may be like going through a shoe box of old photoyou find in the attic, not arranged in any seeming order, but, creating a logic of their own. Memorable characters like rise from the narrator's Southern Gothic roots. The narrator, prides herself in being an introspective and competent adult, but her naivete demonstrates that being an adult is really a state of mind, and finding truth is like entertaining company with chipped china.< Less
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
Acheron Keres By Allure Crimson
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When a great hero is betrayed,he seeks revenge. He meets crazy friends, gets cursed, and goes insane. Can his friends save him? Will this story reach it's happy ending?
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The Almagre Review By Joe Barrera
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The Almagre Review is a Colorado literary journal, paper/electronic, seeking to promote writers and artists from the mountains and the prairies. We publish short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, and... More > novel excerpts. We also feature illustrations that enhance our contributor material.< Less
Black Tree By Deanna Skaggs
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To stare at the ocean and yet to crave the desert. To leave home to wander endlessly across the land and yet to be glad. To watch heartache fade away with the new rising of the sun. To see the... More > greatest depths of despair outlined in the very sky and earth—this is the fate of three women unalike in all ways except in their struggles. Abigail is the youngest, Julia is the oldest, and the third has neither age nor name. Their place is the past and the present and the future, and their landscape is the Southwest, which they hold in dearest regard. But to love the land, will that save them or will it be the thing that holds them back from life?< Less
Shaman of New York By David Chandler
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Perhaps a young witch doctor is the least likely hero to save civilization. However, when a thief disturbs an ancient tribal burial ground, a young shaman must give chase into the heart of New York... More > City. Armed only with his closest friends, a curmudgeonly chameleon, and a few sparks of ancient magic, Togo is forced from the comfort of his youth and into adulthood, landing on page six in the process.< Less
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The Fixer By Terry L. Harris
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Can a person see everything before them but be blind to everything around them? Jon is Handsome, Charming and has a Magnetic Personality with Sherlock instincts to boot. With a sexy, intelligent team... More > at his side, when someone can not resolve a problem in their own house, they silently whisper the need for 'The Fixer'. Then ... Jon is asked to tackle an un-accomplishable task. So he recruits an additional team with their own special skills. He is nontraditional and unconventional in his methods. A mystery novel - a paradox wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a conundrum. A mystery to himself and others. Nothing gets by Jon … Except … An alchemist of human personalities and unlikely alliances, Jon makes his living making a difference. As "The Fixer", Jon is a story of legacy, hope, redemption and change. Open the door to his world where high tech takes a country back road to the unknown !!< Less
Sorority Pledge By Kannel
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Sneaking into the Sorority is not a good idea. Our Hero…um…I mean…Heroine learns that the hard way when he tries to sneak into the Sorority as part of a Fraternity prank. ... More > Oh...but it goes all soooo wrong once the girls get their hands on him…I mean her… If he wants to see what it’s like to be in a Sorority, well then he is going to become part of the Sorority. In fact he is going too be transformed into another very pretty, very sexy, Sorority Pledge! Sigh…might as well give in and enjoy the new life…! 18 GLORIOUSLY RICH PAGES! FULL SPECTRUM COLOR! Adult themes and subject matter.< 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