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Timely Persuasion By Jacob LaCivita
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What did Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and my sister have in common? They were all my friends, and they died. Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the... More > relationship that ended her life. After a chance encounter at a bowling alley leaves him with the ability to travel in time, our hero uses his musical knowledge to “blink” through the years attempting to keep the couple apart by any means necessary. But is her husband Nelson really to blame? Along the way he launches a new folk rock star, accidentally restructures his family tree, and crosses paths with the likes of Huey Lewis, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Billy Joel. Reliving past events through the eyes of his younger selves, he soon finds that correlation and causation are not always what they seem. This story of death, life, love, and rock 'n’ roll defies genre conventions while paying tribute to the classic time travel tales that came before it.< Less
Reasonable Joy By Lauren Sanders-Jones
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Found on her biological father's doorstep in Raleigh, NC the morning after her birth in 1899, Rainey Clark grows up in a loving household. After her parents' deaths, Rainey moves to Washington, DC... More > with her late father's wealthy and outspoken sister, a speakeasy owner. She meets William "Step" Herndon, who is soon her ideal love match, or so she thinks. They marry, or so she thinks, she becomes pregnant, and their marriage falls apart when Step's sordid true nature is revealed to her. After her son is born, and her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, Rainey returns to Raleigh, and later marries Attorney William Davis, who adopts her son. They have two daughters, and their life is idyllic compared to many Southern blacks. Rainey and her family are devastated by a life-altering event in 1960. Will she survive this time of hideous misery? Will her deepest secrets be revealed before she can resume some semblance of her former life? Rainey is a woman who survives, thrives, and endures!< Less
A Big String - Stories about Horses, Round-ups and Characters I Have Known By Buck Horn
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Buck Horn’s west is still out there, albeit a little harder to find. These are tales of a not-so-bygone era before environmental laws and the price of fuel got out of control. As long as... More > there is a desert range and a little bit of water there will be the hardy few trying to grow cows and there will be the cowboys and horses to take care of them. Buck’s stories are a glance into a West that is rapidly disappearing. It is an honest look at big round-ups, camp life, cowpunchers and the horses that made it all possible.< Less
Blue Star Christmas By Mark Sears
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In the early 1940's, Cal and Marilyn MacTaggert were living the American Dream in Mayville, a good job, a house and three children. Little did they know that with the war raging in the Pacific and... More > in Europe, they were about to be thrown into a whirlwind of events that would change their lives forever.< Less
Letters From The Hills By Roger L. Scott
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A wonderful story that is told through letters wrtten by the two main characters...who eventually meet to fall in love and wed... it is very humerous in content thus making it a true joy to... More > read...The characters introduced in this book are fascinating, bizarre, and loveable. You will cherish each and every letter and grow to love the marvelous community of Hogwaller and all its unique, amusing, and charming residents< Less
God Left Manor Farm By Craig S. Nelson
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Craig Nelson, CEO of Nelson, a major staffing company, has updated Animal Farm into a modern day war in this action thriller, God Left Manor Farm. In a world where animals have endured centuries of... More > independence from Man, where the Wilds are separated from the Domesticated, the days of peace are about to come to an end. Cody, a sinewy German Shepard, quickly realizes the new leader of Manor Farm, Preston, a tall, thin, devious Pig, has put his love of power ahead of all else, and farm alliances are about to be shattered. What ensues is bloodshed of military actions as the different sanctions of Dogs, Horses and Rams battle the Rats, Pigs and Boars, defending Manor Farm to the very bitter end.< Less
Manners, Morals & Myths By Lois Jeavons
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“Manners, Morals and Myths” introduces us to the people in the ballrooms and clubs of early twentieth-century, mid-western America, but they are not always as they seem. Toni Brownell is... More > groomed from an early age in the fine art of becoming a lady. We meet her parents and the women who shape Toni’s character including her mother’s strong-willed best friend, who will play the most important role in Toni’s life. She is poised to take her place as queen of Cleveland society when Toni’s husband turns her well-structured life into a shambles of shame and ruin, causing her to take a long, hard look at her life in order to understand how and why she could be so deceived. Set against the backdrop of one of America’s oldest and most beautiful suburbs, “Manners, Morals and Myths” takes the reader into a gracious, white-gloved era of a time now gone. For many, it will revive old, romantic memories. For others it will provide a glimpse of a world they might never know.< Less
Someone Always Loved You By Brooke Williams
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It is Jay Bartlett's first day as an ambulance driver. Instead of simply delivering his patient to the hospital safely, he hits a pedestrian as they arrive. The victim, Jordan James, is just... More > arriving at the hospital to tend to her husband, who has had a heart attack. Instead of keeping vigil by his side, she is thrown into a coma and her own medical emergency. In his guilt, Jay drops his own life and stays with Jordan. Their lives soon become intertwined both in the present as well as in the past as a story of love over time unfolds.< Less
Lord, Can You Please Help A Nigga Out By Gary scott
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My granddaddy used to say, “There ain't no such thing as a Nigga. Niggas are a figment of the imagination; a mental construct. An idea created to keep men down. A way of thinking that only... More > existed in a man's mind.” My granddaddy also picked his lottery numbers from a book of dreams that he kept under his bed. If he had a dream and saw a white rabbit hopping across a freshly cut lawn on Labor Day it meant you played numbers 572. If the dream was him riding on a bus uptown and a guy wearing a purple suit with a red feather in his hat, gets on the bus with exact change, and ask if the bus is heading downtown, you played 769. So we didn't take what granddaddy said too seriously. Besides I live in the hood, and in the hood “Niggas” were everywhere.< Less
Already Marked By Lisa Toti
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When Lacey DeSantis, single working mother of three from a small town in southern Virginia, set out on her annual weekend trip to New York City with her best friend, she never could have guessed the... More > course of her life was about to change forever. In a chance encounter at a crowded night club, Lacey finds herself face to face with hot Hollywood actor Mark Reid, and her world is turned upside down. Fantasy comes to life as their whirlwind romance unfolds then takes a dark unexpected twist into terror, mystery and intrigue that will keep you turning pages to the very end. A debut novel from a bright young author, Already Marked is heartfelt, raw, witty and captivating. Readers of all genres will fall in love with Mark Reid.< Less
The Women's Den By Elizabeth g. Arthur
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“What's the difference between love and lust?” Louise slid some photographs across the bench. Her eyes dashed all over the man's images. Her fingers followed. “This is lust,... More > Chris.” Five women, living in a coastal holiday town, are at crossroads in their lives. Beneath their public faces lie fears, ambitions, truths, secrets. Gradually, their paths cross. Unlikely friendships form. Conformity is challenged. Brave and outrageous behaviour ensues. And one woman's final fate is sealed. There are risks you can't afford to take and there are risks you can't afford NOT to take.< Less
Persephone, Demeter, and Aphrodite on the Threshold By Teresa Hannah Treadwell
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According to myth, the Greek goddesses Persephone, Demeter, and Aphrodite faced difficult decisions about love and children. Now, three mortal women—Tess, Tiffany, and Tanya—face... More > conflicts in the same vein. Each woman is on the threshold of great change, if only they have the strength to go it alone. Tess balances her time among her career, her children, and her husband, but she feels detached from her marriage. It would be easy to leave for her sake, but what about the children? Tiffany, on the other hand, seems to have the perfect marriage; she enjoys being a housewife and mother. Life is wonderful—until she realizes her husband has a secret. Tanya moved from Russia with her daughter, hoping to start a new life in Seattle with Jim, but he is not what he seems. Tanya must make her choice to stay or go, but nothing waits for her in Russia. Three women face life-altering decisions when they meet at their neighborhood clubhouse. Will their new friendships be a help or a hindrance?< Less
The BUTTERFLY, the BEE and the SPIDER By Michael L. Farahay
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The Butterfly, the Bee, & the Spider, by Farahay, Michael L., is two books in one. A coloring-in section (18 pgs.) follows a 22 page lyrical story with song lyrics and delightful graphics on each... More > page. The characters lives are contrasted with their different actions, colors, shapes and size. Their friendship accented by what they enjoy doing together and sharing. Their friendship is tested with an emergency. One character, being delicate, whimsical and flighty is not anticipated to be the hero. Another one is fast, always in a hurry scurrying here and there, trying to fulfill family responsibilities expediently. However, this character, dodging one thing, becomes stuck in another's... Who can rescue who, and will it be in time? Author/artist, Farahay, M. L., published April 2014. ISBN 978-1-304-98143-1, ID: 14546511, 56 pages, 8.5" X 11".< Less
The Chest of Drawers By Dorothy Edgington
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THE CHEST OF DRAWERS is the poignant account of pioneer life in the 1880’s. Although the characters and the plot of this story are pure fiction, the time and the place are not. They are stark... More > reality. Edgington’s grandfather was one of a small group of Swedes who settled in northern Maine. They were pioneers. They cut down the trees. They built log cabins. They plowed the land and they planted potatoes. Life was hard in Aroostook County. When Edgington researched their story, she uncovered an overwhelming picture of deprivation and hardship. But the settlers were a hardy stock. They survived. Some flourished. All had a story that needed to be told. This is Matilda’s.< Less
Owl Light By Vonnie Winslow Crist
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In Owl Light, mystery and magic are close at hand. A deer hunter encounters the Daughter of Winter. Ghosts join a holiday celebration. A clockwork owl is the key to preventing murder. A gravedigger... More > unearths a vengeful trow. To save the woman he loves, a dwarf strikes a bargain with faeryfolk. A sideshow attraction wishes to be normal with unexpected results. And an anthropologist must choose between her modern world and an ancient culture. These stories and more dare the reader to step into Owl Light, where early stars flicker, owls wake from slumber, and shadows appear where shadows ought not be. But be warned, Owl Light dims to darkness, dreams change to nightmares, and dawn is more distant than you know.< Less
227 Reasons to Poke the Dragon By Writer's Block
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An anthology of young adult writers' short stories and poems.
Lottie's Lot By Nancy O'Connor
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“A thorough and engaging exploration of a family matriarch during a pivotal time in women’s history. The changing role of women is first revealed when a young girl defies her father and... More > follows her heart to marry the man she loves. She would later defy social convention in a small prairie town to defend her daughter’s reputation. Despite having to struggle constantly with poverty, terrible family tragedies, and being frequently uprooted, Lottie’s lot in life turns her into an admirable survivor who never loses her resolve to support and defend her large family.< Less
A Dreamer's Handbook By Skye Dreamer
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The Art of Dreaming is the ability to expand one's awareness into novel potentials of creativity and the capacity to manifest a dream's vision into reality. A Dreamer's Handbook is a visual journey... More > through the thirteen gateways of dreaming and provides Dreamers with insights, directions, affirmations, inspirations, intentions, and allies to assist with both waking and sleeping dream states. This handbook is intended to aid in the identification, healing, transmutation, and release of the learned barriers that keep a Dreamer from using the imagination's paintbrush to create with vibrant colours on life's canvas. Using symbolic visuals, both in image and in word, A Dreamer's Handbook serves as a remembrance of our collective capacity to create beauty and wonder on Earth. We dream the new dawn together.< Less
A New Beginning By Brenda Kennedy
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Angel Perez had a second chance at a new beginning. After the death of her Aunt Rosie, Angel followed the instructions of her aunt and packed up only a few of her belongings and headed to Florida.... More > After moving into her Aunt Rosie’s small cottage on Siesta Key Beach, she was quickly adjusting to her new life. After finding a job at an insurance company, Angel became friends with the two owners, Sara Roberts and Brea Kinsley. Sara and Brea made it their mission to fix Angel up on a blind date with their very handsome and single friend Mason Myles. Afraid that her past would catch up with her, Angel lived a very private life. When she met the tall, dark, and handsome Dr. Mason Myles, she knew she wouldn’t be able to resist him. He swept her off her feet with his sexy, dimpled smile and charm. Living on the run from a very abusive boyfriend, Jim Davis, Angel lived in fear that Jim would somehow find her. After she revealed her abusive past and fears to Mason, Mason vowed to protect her.< Less
napkin Stories By Sami Richardson, Joe Baumann
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The Thursday Night Reading Series of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette features two students in our MA or PhD program community who read their work... More > each week. During TNRS we hold an open mic series called Napkin Stories in which members of the audience are given the opportunity to write short pieces on bar napkins we provide and read them. A secret judge from the audience selects a winner, who receives a trophy and a prize. Throughout the year, we have been collecting napkin stories and compiling them in the hopes of creating a year-end anthology to give to our contributors, our devoted audience, and the larger creative community both at our university and in the community as a whole as a show of thanks for their participation in the written and spoken arts and their faithful support of our reading series.< Less
Tampa Heat By Ray Spengler
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Doctor Benjamin Dalton has always been plagued by severe headaches, but given several recent strange occurrences concerning his Tampa, Florida, home and wife, those physical pains newly pale in... More > comparison. Being a psychiatrist, he knows he should never let mere suspicion take over his life, but even with what little evidence he has, he’s soon convinced that either something or someone purely evil is out to destroy both him and his family. Then the unthinkable happens and Anne Dalton becomes desperate to learn who or what her husband has become, and just who or what is sleeping in their bed.< Less
Cerulean Skies By Creative Writing I
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The literary magazine of Blue Ridge Community College produced by the students of Creative Writing I--Spring 2014--Editor and Faculty Advisor, Katie Winkler
Strangely Ever After, pacific REVIEW 2014 By Jacquelyn Phillips
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The lastest edition of pacificREVIEW, Strangely Ever After, pacREV 2014, is a mixed grab bag of literary delights edited and published by graduate students and undergraduates in the Department of... More > English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. pacREV 2014 is focused on fantasy with a broad array of creative works by established and new writers from all over the planet.< Less
evolution! By Kourosh Amini
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A short book on ideas and concepts towards achieving an enlightened purpose in life towards a more organic society. Questions of love, happiness, and spirituality in the modern era are also covered.
Canton Writes 2014 By A Collection of Local Authors
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Canton Writes 2014 is the 5th Annual writing contest for all ages providing the opportunity for writers from across Canton Massachusetts to express their ideas in the forms of Short Stories, Prose,... More > and Poetry.< Less