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Pelorus Jack By David William Feeney
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“An action-adventure story of a courageous dolphin and the valorous people who fought long and hard to have alaw passed to protect him: Unscrupulous private collectors wanted him; European... More > museums wanted him; a lot of people wanted the world-famous dolphin hanging on their walls. A nail-biter, steep in intrigue, with smugglers and assassins - and the gutsy New Zealanders who stood up to them - Pelorus Jack is also a tender tale that will often have you reaching for a tissue.” -Gramp Griseus Writer David William Feeney has taught the sciences, physical education, and English in fourteen countries on four continents and Central America. His lifelong passion humanitarian and humane work, Dave spent over a decade in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Vietnam helping abused children, the elderly, children from disintegrated families and orphans, and rescuing stray dogs. The proceeds of this book are going to them: www.poorandsuffering.org Video at “Resources” Slide Show at “Mission”.< Less
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A Pretty Girl, Her Tragedy, and a Chance Meeting By Myunique C. Green
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Psinder and her little sister Ella have been under the oppressive rule of their foster mom for the past decade. Things for them couldn’t be harsher. Forced to act like slaves rather than... More > children, the only reason Psinder has stuck it out this long is because to Ella, she is the world. In a strange twist of fate, Psinder meets William, the handsome son of a prestigious family. She likes him and strangely enough, he likes her too. But how long before he finds out the truth? Will he still see her the same way? In this dramatic retelling of a classic childhood story, this tale is about more than just waiting around for a hero. This is real life. It’s Grim. It’s unforgiving. But at the core of it all, it’s beautiful.< Less
A Friend In Need By Tom Lanier
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"A Friend In Need" is an adventure novel, leading the reader from North Carolina to Mexico and later Afghanistan.The trouble begins when the protagonist, Harlan Sinclair receives a phone... More > call from Emmit Kennon, a drug trafficker who once served in Vietnam with him.Kennon is hard pressed by federal authorities who also believe that Sinclair is tarred with the same brush, and threaten prosecution if he doesn't cooperate.This tale is interwoven with characters of the new South---blacks, Hispanics, a prison educated preacher, and Harlan's lovely wife,Rebbecca.The novel is seasoned with humor, romance, and violence.< Less
Under Control By Brian E. Drake
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What do you do when your safe and successful life suddenly seems meaningless and dismal? Well, don’t do what Bill does. Fed up with the perfect career, the perfect girlfriend, the perfect... More > apartment, the perfect therapist, he wanders into the streets of New York City one rainy night, only to find himself swept up in a crazy world he never knew existed, full of artsy perverts, casual crime, psychics, street performers, UFO hippie cults, industrial espionage, and gleeful gender benders, where nothing is what it seems and staying sane isn’t anywhere near as important as staying alive until dawn. Under Control is a laugh-a-line comedy-thriller that grabs you by the funny bone and doesn’t let you go till the final page.< Less
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To Shine And Cast No Shadows By Brett Ecklund
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To Shine And Cast No Shadows brings to light the deeper meaning beneath the pivotal events that have turned a young man towards the realization of his enlightenment. In the book, Teo Templum... More > gradually awakens to the awareness that the times in his life when he had been the most tested were, in fact, necessary steps in his spiritual evolution. Blended in with Teo's memories of his awkward adolescent struggles are a retelling of what his thoughts and feelings were during these moments of truth, and an explanation of the way that adversity has shaped his beliefs and affected his behavior.< Less
No Vacancy By Bill Helmuth
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Dr Desmond Lynch, a pioneering Cardiologist and his wife, who live in Chicago are driving to a Medical convention in New Orleans to receive a prestigious award when they are sucked into a... More > blinding blizzard in Springfield , Mo. They spot a green VACANCY sign and pull into the Maple Motor Court. Dr Lynch opens the office door. Mac sees a tall black man, damns his luck and flips the red NO. Improbably the Lynchs find Rev Smith the pastor of a black church who rescues them from the clutches of the KKK. Back from New Orleans, Dr Lynch searches through the Springfield Court House records and moldy boxes in Rev. Smith's church basement, discovering evidence in a Civil War Mansion graveyard that Lynch and Mac are distant blood relatives. That kills Mac and the Lynchs inherit the Maple Motor Court with its ghastly past.< Less
The Best Mistake He Ever Made By Jim Allen
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Boredom from retirement is lost on a day when two retired friends discover the horror of an auction where they have mistakenly bid on the wrong racehorse. But perhaps a hidden blessing might have... More > been planned, unknown to these horse lovers. God allows trouble to help us grow and with God, all things are possible. Join Jim and Norm and lady jock Vickie in the training of a wonder horse. Charlie and his trainer, Steve take the reader on a fantastic fairytale of an adventure.< Less