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  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Letting Miranda into his house is a big mistake. But aging comedian Dave also has some secrets. Maybe she should never have come looking for answers. As this story about murder, betrayal and dark desires unfolds, things take an unsuspected turn. Things from the past find their way back to the surface and the dead might not be so dead after all.

Reasonable Dragons

  • Health-Holistic Healing-Wellness
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The heart has its own field of consciousness, and it is vast. As a thirty-year student of consciousness, Dr. Alison J. Kay wrote "Reasonable Dragons" for you to see and feel the magical capacities that are becoming re-awakened now, as we move out of the Age of Reason and into the Age of Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening—for a synergistic blend of ancient wisdom and the new sciences.

In this book, you will:
•Get Activated to Take Intuitively Inspired Action
•Shift From Chaos to Assisting the Birth of Higher Consciousness
•Learn How to Tune Into, Discern, and Follow Your Intuitive Knowing
•Receive Subtle Energy to Power Up Your Awakening and Manifesting Skills
•Consistently Access and Create From the Magic Within and All Around You

Distant Signs

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Distant Signs is an intimate portrait of two families spanning three generations amidst turbulent political change, behind and beyond the Berlin Wall. In 1960s East Germany, Margret, a professor's daughter from the city, meets and marries Hans, from a small village in Thuringia. The couple struggle to contend with their different backgrounds, and the emotional scars they bear from childhood in the aftermath of war. As East German history gradually unravels, with collision of the personal and political, their two families' hidden truths are quietly revealed. An exquisitely written novel with strongly etched characters that stay with you long after the book is finished and an authentic portrayal of family life behind the iron curtain based on personal experience of the author who is East German and was 16 years old at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Why do families repeat destructive patterns of behaviour across generations? Should the personal take precedence over the political? Can we rise above our histories and political identities to forge a new understanding of the past and to welcome change?

Soaring In Silence

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

What would you do if you were being stalked and no one took you seriously?

A recently handicapped young married woman, who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past.

Kim and Brad Wolf, a New York childless couple begin life anew in Arizona. Kim, recently diagnosed with a rare disease, adjusts to her early retirement by focusing on their new home, her loving but nervous husband’s new collectible business, the wonders of the Internet. and volunteering at the local police station. Kim befriends Jack Oviatt, the volunteer program supervisor who is attracted to her. The Wolf’s settle in peacefully in the quiet of the desert.

Kim’s tranquility is shattered by a chance meeting with Harry Gellis, a recently widowed retiree in the witness protection program and his relentless sexual pursuit through a series of harassments and veiled threats. Harry is used to getting what he wants and he wants Kim.

Brad’s preoccupation with his new business and the emotional battle he faces adjusting to Kim’s disease and the move places him on overload. To protect her husband, Kim chooses to face Harry alone. Her complaints to the community security force and the local police yield no resolution. With renewed strength and resourcefulness, Kim uses the Internet to uncover Harry’s true identity, her only weapon against the attack she knows he has planned for her.

Kim’s intent is to contact Harry’s cohorts but decides against it once she realizes the consequences. Harry has his own game plan; keep Brad busy out of the house, break in and have his way with Kim. By a twist of fate, the attack takes an unexpected turn. What happened to Harry Gellis?

In an effort to return to normalcy, Kim opts to keep the entire incident and her triumph over fear to herself.

Several years later, Jack Oviatt, the volunteer program supervisor receives new information about a cold case. He suspects Kim has knowledge of Harry Gellis’ death. Can he prove it?

Indie Author

The Byzantine Pineapple

  • Government / Politics
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!

The Enigma Beyond

  • Technothriller
Fiction

Synopsis

What happens when technology outruns our humanity? Humans continue to give their decision making over to Artificial Intelligence. Or, was it simply confiscated? Computers are delivering manufactured choices to each person via their ever-pervasive personal devices. The seduction of mankind is eminent unless our champions can stop them. The R-Group, with their own next generation youth, are poised to take on one of their most complex adversaries, supercomputers run by greedy powerful technological geniuses. The training for the new members of the R-Group is live, in the form of a real world cyber assault crisis. ICABOD, R-Group's supercomputer, is their best weapon for this battle. With corporate self-discipline gone and the power of U.S. Congressional oversight crippled, the dominance of the technical oligopolies has risen to dictate their terms. MAG, the consortium of global technology predators, have come together to bring their insidious plans to fruition using humans’ desire for the easy and effortless lifestyles, even as it steals their freedoms. For groups caught in the cyber crosshairs, time has already run out. The social media noise blinds humanity to what is happening. MAG uses it to seize control of politics, healthcare, finances, and defense systems. Award winning authors Breakfield and Burkey take readers, in their 11th book in The Enigma Series, on a one way trip to keeping or giving up their most precious human quality, the freedom to choose. No one saw it coming when they built computers to ease their work. Where are the guardrails to protect humans from giving up too much? Can humanity take back control? You determine who wins in the AI Wars.

The Perfect Culture

  • Humor
Fiction

Synopsis

He’s seeking a place to belong. His only tool is philosophical satire…

Thomas Gephardt loses no love for his rural Indiana home. Struck with raging wanderlust, the small-town college student heads for France armed with nothing but a thirst for stimulating conversation. So starts Thomas’s ego-bruising first leg of his ill-fated quest for cultural perfection. Struggling to fit in at the catty French cafés, Thomas expands his search to the bustling city streets of Japan and the quiet devotion of an Israeli Kibbutz. But after each stopover leaves him with more questions than answers, he worries no location will check every box on his ideal society list.

Will Thomas find his far-flung utopian land, or is this American expat lost in transit?

The Perfect Culture is a darkly satirical standalone travel novel. If you enjoy candid cultural commentary, unique perspectives, and detailed descriptions, then you’ll love Brent Robins’s international lampoon.

Indie Author

The Triad: Three Civic Virtues That Could Save American Democracy

  • Government / Politics
Nonfiction
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Through intimate personal reflections and stories, the author, an electrical engineer, offers solutions to the problems of partisan gridlock, political dysfunction, and growing economic inequality in the United States. Bridging the left-right divide with refreshing moral clarity, he explores the key role of non-governmental actors, business enterprises, and individual citizens in restoring the viability of the American political system and creating widely shared prosperity.

Indie Author

Perpetual

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction
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This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

"No government or corporation will control perpetual energy. My discovery will be free for the world, or nobody gets it at all!" His own words haunt Dr. Jackson after his wife’s suspicious death. Can a reclusive man at a Lake Michigan compound, surrounded by security tighter than the White House, protect his son and himself from ever-powerful enemies? A generation later, an all-American whiz kid named Matthew Eaton learns the answer to that question. Who, if anyone, will control Dr. Jackson’s miracle of science?  The Perpetual series bursts off the first page when Matthew witnesses three men gunned down before his eyes. But not before he and Maria are handed the keys to solving one of society’s greatest dilemmas—how the world can fuel its insatiable energy demands. Drawn by a chance encounter into the life of a charismatic stranger called Cracker Jack, Matthew is soon dodging bullets from evildoers—to whom profit trumps life.

While Matthew and Maria take flight along the East Coast in a battered VW Bus, seemingly unrelated events unfold around the globe, some set in motion decades before Matthew was born. Can Matthew trust those closest to him? Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust anyone?

Mana Mutation Menace

  • Fantasy
Fiction

Synopsis

Eric Watley has recovered from mana mutation but a question remains: is he still Eric Watley? He may look human, but a monster’s madness lurks behind his eyes. With the upcoming Mana Mutation Summit, the whole world is watching to see if he is the cure they have been waiting for, or one more beast to be slaughtered. The future of Tariatla rests on his shoulders. Can he convince its leaders of his humanity, while at the same time, dodge his growing list of enemies? The Trickster’s Choice attracts much unwanted attention. Lunas of Latrot, the ordercraft prince, schemes to exploit the menace of Mana Mutation for his own purpose. Joining him are a legion of Eric’s old foes, from Gruffle the troll and Nulso Xialin to the Gods of Death. All of them seek to do harm to Eric himself, his friends or his world. So much for being a humble mercenary.

Indie Author

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

How do you live an authentic life while keeping a secret? This is Carol Anderson's struggle throughout her award-winning debut memoir.

Carol grew up in an era when being gay was against the law in most states, and in opposition to cultural and religious mores throughout society. Fearing rejection, she hid the truth from her loving Christian parents and from others significant in her life. The cost was a painful emotional distance that could not be bridged for years.  Thanks to the feminist movement, she found the freedom to love whomever she chooses and the courage to come out to her mother after her father's death. The news was received with both love and reservation, and, ultimately, acceptance. Carol's deep respect for her parents, and theirs for her, shines through her own confusion and struggle to be true to herself.

This memoir allows people to experience the complex, invisible dynamics that arise for those forced to cover up a part of themselves to survive. It also provides life lessons for anyone hiding a core and frightening truth about themselves.  Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance….

She Writes Press

2019-Top Female Author-You Can't Buy Love Like That

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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How do you live an authentic life while keeping a secret? This is Carol Anderson's struggle throughout her award-winning debut memoir.

Carol grew up in an era when being gay was against the law in most states, and in opposition to cultural and religious mores throughout society. Fearing rejection, she hid the truth from her loving Christian parents and from others significant in her life. The cost was a painful emotional distance that could not be bridged for years.  Thanks to the feminist movement, she found the freedom to love whomever she chooses and the courage to come out to her mother after her father's death. The news was received with both love and reservation, and, ultimately, acceptance. Carol's deep respect for her parents, and theirs for her, shines through her own confusion and struggle to be true to herself.

This memoir allows people to experience the complex, invisible dynamics that arise for those forced to cover up a part of themselves to survive. It also provides life lessons for anyone hiding a core and frightening truth about themselves.  Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance….

Banyan Tree Press

When Family Calls

  • Self Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.

In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014).  Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.

Morgan James Publishing

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires the sick and suffering to see their challenges through a lens of faith.

Each “Spoonful” chapter provides a small dose of faith, hope, and encouragement written from a physician’s viewpoint. A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires readers to:

* Recognize they are not alone, * Respond to their health challenges with faith and courage, * Help others, and in so doing, experience healing, * Experience freedom from worry and stress, * Learn from the lessons of others who have faced a physical crisis and survived.

This compilation of real stories from real people encourages those who are sick and suffering to see their greatest challenges as their biggest blessings―one spoonful at a time.

A collection of poems: A journey through life

  • Poetry
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Collection of Poems takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one's direction and journey through life.

With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, author Cheryl Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn't fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.

Wally's Misadventure

  • Children
Fiction

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Wally had been cooped up all winter and was ready for a great adventure! His chores came first, then after his father reminded him of the rules, Wally was off. The first rule was to never go exploring alone, but when none of Wally's friends could go, he was determined to go anyway. Look inside to find out what Wally faces on his adventure!

Light and Shadow: The Story of Luna Lake

  • Fantasy
Fiction

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After living isolated in the hills for nineteen years, Luna Lake’s life turns upside down when the mysterious and magical Joel Sullivan moves into the cabin next door. It's love at first sight, but not everyone is happy about it. As a century-old feud threatens to drive them apart, families turn against families, and buried secrets begin to resurface, Luna and Joel face new and terrifying challenges with a potentially disastrous result.

BirdDog Boogie

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

The latest in the Award Winning ChickenBone Mystery Series

Sammy ‘Shoestring’ Stubbs wasn’t a very good Major League ballplayer, but he was a Hall of Fame thief. During his short time in the big leagues, Shoestring stole every piece of baseball memorabilia from teammates and opponents that he could get his greedy hands on. Back home in Georgia, a nasty poker game turned into a double murder and Shoestring and his loot disappeared. Decades later, the scout who signed him has a lead on where it all might be hidden. Enter Jake Eliam, a former player turned PI, who teams up with an odd cast of characters that would rival any baseball team to track down the treasure. The cast includes his best friend Catfish, a wise worm farmer, a nosy reporter who dresses like a surfer, a bounty hunter named after Jerry Lee Lewis, a strip club owner that resembles the Fat Elvis and a guide famous for burning down a burger joint. Toss in a 150 year old ghost along with deep secrets hidden beneath a mysterious and dangerous shoals and you have got yourself one Southern Fried BirdDog Boogie.

Indie Author

Is This the Mary of the Bible?

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The evidence regarding this salvation issue is examined by a former pre- and post-Vatican Council II Catholic. In this easy-to-read, documented and Scripture-indexed volume you will be exposed to the present-day official teachings of Catholicism on Mary, which parallel what it has been declaring for hundreds of years through various past popes, cardinals, Catholic saints and theologians to the greatest Marian apparitions that have ever occurred. The Mary of Catholicism is so deeply interwoven throughout the whole of Roman Catholicism that it is impossible to logically reject it and still have a trustworthy religious system left to aid one with spiritual guidance. In this publication you will be presented with compelling evidence contrasting the Mary of Catholicism to the Mary of the Bible.

Indie Author

Lottie Loser

  • Women Literature
Fiction
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It's been twelve years since Lottie Luce ran away to Indiana, three weeks before her classes were to begin at IU, to avoid a confrontation with her best friend, and secret love, Nick Greyson. On the night she'd believed he was going to tell her that he wanted her for more than a friend, Lottie caught Nick in a compromising position with her long-time nemesis, Ashley Marshall, and the hurt and humiliation were more than she could bear.  Now a product of personal reinvention, Charlotte Luce is the youngest, and first female market president of Olde Florida Bank, and her life is nearly perfect. That is until Nick comes home to Anna Maria Island, hoping to save his father from financial ruin, and Charlotte's carefully created world stands still.  Lottie Loser vacillates between the present, and the memories of the young girl who thought she had found love, lost it, and is now forced to examine the decisions she made, as well as the chemistry she and Nick still share.

Indie Author

The Believer’s Conditional Security

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This fully-documented, 801-page volume will take the reader from the origin of eternal security or once saved, always saved (OSAS) to the present time, as the contemporary OSAS teachers of our day are quoted hundreds of times and their teachings are examined under the light of God’s truth. If you are like many, among other things, you will be shocked to learn that the teaching of OSAS is sometimes equated to grace and the gospel! Furthermore, the chapters exposing Calvin’s dark side and unmasking the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), will give a factual, historical account that seems to be little known in our day. But most importantly, hundreds of Scriptures are cited in both offensive and defensive ways that will substantiate The Believer’s Conditional Security.

The Trilogy of Networking

  • Business
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The Trilogy, “Networking: Why do it” explains the value of your developing networking relationships with others. It uses plain words and examples that will help you to understand the many benefits you will receive once you understand the importance of taking time out of your hectic, stress-filled life to build your network. “Networking: Why do it,” also guides you in not only understanding why you want to attract other professionals into your life, but it also explains why it is so important for you to help others succeed in theirs.

Indie Author

The Last Road Home

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction
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From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and '60s.

At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan.

On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding.

Cry Baby Cry… or Not

  • Urban Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Trina is a young girl raised by her deaf and mute mother named Jackie. Jackie is so mad at the world because of her curse that she pours unimaginable hate into her daughter. Trina grows in hate until she finally has enough and stands up for herself. She runs away and finds herself subject to a world filled with murder, gangs and extreme violent behavior. Trina knows nothing about the game so all that she learns is by trial and error until she meets Mistro. Mistro, a young gangbanger blessed with royalty in his mob, sees something in Trina that makes him infatuated with her persona. After she witnesses him murder a mark, the question that she asks catches him completely off guard..... (How does it feel to kill someone!?) Unable to shake the first murder he witnessed, a bond is formed in his mind with Trina and he sets out to find her and they find love. Mistro tries to find a flaw within Trina because of his own battles with trust issues and finds that her loyalty is real and untainted. Mistro starts a new hustle and Trina starts to question his love…

The Moonshiner’s Daughter

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family’s past . . .
 
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago.
 
Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie.
 
Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals
long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

Indie Author

Book of Proverbs: Wisdom vs Wilderness

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness delves into the necessity of obtaining wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life, by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent. God wants us to live a life like Christ and to do that we need to aspire to have wisdom. King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom. King Solomon is credited with writing chapters 1-29 in The Book of Proverbs. Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so you can have a blessed life versus living destitute, empty, and obsolete.

Indie Author

Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

Indie Author

2018-Top Female Author - Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

CreateSpace-KDP

The Biggest City You've Never Heard Of

  • Travel
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Ever wanted to challenge yourself and experience life in a foreign land?

Andy Wynn, and his wife Julie, did just that when they spent over 6 years living in China. ‘The Biggest City You’ve Never Heard Of’ is their story. Eye opening and informative, it unlocks the real China, what life is really like on the streets of modern Asia. Their experience was both funny and shocking in equal measures. Often challenging and uncomfortable, certainly educational, but definitely a lot of fun. What they discovered, is that China forces you to question everything you’ve ever known, everything you were taught, everything you think is right about how to do even the most mundane of everyday things.

Archway Publishing

Queen Vernita Conquers the Volcanic Islands

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

The Queen of the Land of Quails is preparing to travel to the mysterious Volcanic Islands to meet twelve of her wonderful new friends. After she leaves her loyal subjects in charge of keeping her castle safe from harm for the next year, Queen Vermita boards a boat and heads out on her latest adventure.

The Queen's first stop is to visit her friend Nicole at the black sand beach at the bottom of a beautiful valley where she learns all about the hawksbill sea turtles and hawaiian monk seal. Her journey takes her to a new place every month, where she explores volcanoes, pink and orange sand beaches, walks along the hot lava, scuba dives under the sea, and learns about all the flora and fauna that call the islands their home. Along the way, the Queen meets many amazing new friends who are each special in their own way.

In this continuing tale, an adventuresome queen travels outside her castle to the Volcanic Islands, where she learns how important it is to respect the natural wonders of her kingdom.

Indie Author

Felix and Booboo - a series

  • Children
Fiction
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Dr. Nicole, a family doctor who has been in practice for over three decades, has published numerous medical and children books, and has received multiple national and international literary awards.  Her "Felix & Booboo" educational series, originally published in French is now available in English. Watch below the interview with Dr. Nicole introducing some of her work.

Indie Author

Felix & Booboo-Lea Does Not Feel Well

  • Children
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Lea is suffering with a stomachache. She is vomiting and has diarrhea. Pill, the magic pillbox, saves Lea with his special potion.  This story reveals the secrets of gastroenteritis. 

Age: 4-8

To help parents provide fun and educational reading to their children during the pandemic, the author is offering this eBook for FREE through April 30, 2020.

Indie Author

Felix & Booboo-Charles Hurt Himself Playing

  • Children
Fiction
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Charles broke his arm after falling from a swing. With his magical doctor’s bag in hand, Felix took Charles to the hospital. Booboo and his team applied a cast on his arm. Read this story to learn the secret of broken bones healing. There are 8 books in the Felix and Booboo series. Have fun reading all of them. They are available in paperback and Kindle versions.

Indie Author

Felix & Booboo-Amy Has a Rash

  • Children
Fiction
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Felix runs to Amy with his magical doctor suitcase bag. Amy’s body is covered with red pimples. Booboo told her that she had chickenpox. Felix and all the magical instruments, except View, had already caught this disease. Amy and View will have to be brave against the virus. Read this story to know all the secrets of chickenpox.

Indie Author

Felix & Booboo-Felix Is Curious About His Body

  • Children
Fiction
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Felix visited the human body museum with his magical medical instruments. He learned how blood circulation and filtration work as well as breathing and digestion. Felix also explored the body in motion, the five senses, and the wonders of the brain. With his friend Booboo, he scored 100% on his exam. Read this story and try Felix’s exam. Can you score 100%? There are 8 books in the Felix and Booboo series. Have fun reading all of them. They are available in paperback and Kindle versions.

Indie Author

Felix & Booboo-Lucas Has an Earache

  • Children
Fiction
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Lucas, Felix’s cousin, cannot swim because he has an ear infection. Fortunately, Felix and his magical instruments have a good solution to fight the bacteria responsible for this infection. This story reveals the secrets of otitis. 

Out of This World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired

  • Science Fiction
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Have you ever heard someone claim that a particular invention was inspired by a work of science fiction? Should you believe them? As it turns out, it’s not impossible. The real question is, which claims are true and which are not?

Out of This World Ideas looks at number of such claims in detail. Did a novel by Frank Herbert inspire a British engineer to come up with an invention to solve a problem created by the Suez Crisis in 1956? Did a story by a Russian scientist who was also a science fiction author inspire a Russian engineer to invent a new type of holography? Did a work by Robert Heinlein affect U. S. plans for atomic weapons in the period just before the United States entered World War II?

Ed Wysocki, who has written two other books of non-fiction about science fiction, considers and analyzes these and other claims in detail. As was said, some are true and some are not. In addition, he presents a way of organizing and presenting them, with a view toward discovering and investigating additional claims.

An ASTOUNDING War: Science Fiction and World War II

  • Science Fiction
Nonfiction

Synopsis

In 1938, there were only a few pulp science fiction magazines on the newsstands. Slowly at first, the number of such publications began to increase. Events of much greater importance were also occurring at this time. In September 1939, World War II began in Europe. Eventually, the United States would be drawn into that conflict. What possible connections did pulp science fiction magazines have with World War II? That is the question that is investigated in An ASTOUNDING War. The title of this book is taken from the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction, which was considered the top of the field at that time. It still exists today as Analog Science Fiction and Fact. This book uses Astounding as the means to look at the question in two directions. In the first direction, the effects of the war upon science fiction are explored. How were Astounding and the other pulp magazines affected by the war? What were the wartime activities of various authors? How was the content of Astounding, both fiction and non-fiction, influenced by the war? Looking in the other direction, what effects did science fiction or those people associated with the genre have upon the war…

Indie Author

Death Is an Illusion

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction
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Martinus will become much more prominent as a spiritual teacher, thanks to Else Byskov's clear summary of his life and teachings. Death Is An illusion is a timely introduction to the Danish 20th century mystic, Martinus (1890-1981) whose teachings have a sound picture of the cosmos and a perspective about the human future based on the evolution of consciousness. Martinus cosmology is an all-embracing world picture, a spiritual science that describes and analyses the spiritual laws of life. It leads to an optimistic view of life, and it provides the basis for a harmonious and empathetic relationship to all people and all living things.

The People Factory

  • Science Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

THE PEOPLE FACTORY takes place in the not-too-distant future. Human-like robots (Androids) have become commonplace. Advanced experimental androids are just becoming available for the general public. They are capable of rapid learning and independent thought, can display emotion and even have the same body temperature.

Steve Renna, a former military officer purchases one of these experimental models. He calls her Vanessa. Then he accidentally discovers that some of these advanced androids already have their own agenda. He tries to bring this conspiracy to the N.S.I.A. (National Security Intelligence Agency). They don't believe him, he keeps agitating. As a consequence, he is kidnapped. Vanessa finds him in a maximum security prison off the grid.

How can she get him out of such a place? It looks escape proof. There is no one she can turn to or trust. She will have to find a way and must do it alone. If she were able to help him break out, how will they be able to avoid the massive government manhunt sure to ensue? Will she just be leading Steve to recapture or death?

Indie Author

Start Your Own Corporation

  • Business
Nonfiction
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We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at - whether large or small-your unprotected assets.  Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life’s gains. Corporate attorney and best selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all too common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible and applicable to every citizen in every situation.

Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit. 

The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr. Gary Conrad has seen almost everything. Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what “sphincter moments” are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they’d rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done. "The Pit" will take you on an unpredictable, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, joy, offbeat, sardonic humor, success, failure, gut-wrenching moments, and much, much more.

Race Point Publishing

The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

  • History
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo.

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book.

Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet.

Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative…

Indie Author

Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving

  • Self Help
Nonfiction
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Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving is a 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist

Loss hurts. It's tough to go through, and painful to watch.

Do you know someone who's grieving and wish you could help? Are you the one grieving and wonder if what you're going through is normal? Do you wish those around you understood you better?

This book has answers. This practical and easy-to-read book provides the answers you need to make a difference - in your own life and in the lives of others. Award-winning, bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe gives you a look at the grieving heart - the thoughts, emotions, and struggles within. If you're wanting to help someone who's grieving, you'll get a glimpse of what's going on inside them and be better able to love and support them. If you're in the midst of loss, you'll see yourself as you read, and be encouraged that you aren't as weird or crazy as you thought. This book can help you develop a priceless ability- how to hear the heart of someone who's hurting. The benefits for them, and for you, can be staggering.

Post Hill Press

The Five Laws of Retail: How the Most Successful Businesses Have Mastered Them and How You Should Too

  • Business
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Standing at the intersection of history, business, and anthropology, this is the definitive guidebook for succeeding and prospering in any retail enterprise.

As a senior retail executive for some of the best-known and most successful retail brands in the U.S. and abroad, author George Troy understands today’s volatile retail landscape. In this time of tremendous challenge and realignment within the retail industry, retail executives and countless others are searching for answers and direction. Troy defines the underlying principles that have, for millennia, governed everything we retail—not just clothing and books, but also politics, religion, art, and other “products” and services. He explains how retailing really works and the rules for long-term success.

For anyone wanting to be at the top of the retail food chain, The Five Laws of Retail brings together To Sell Is Human with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to give you the tools for success in today’s fast-changing world.

After all, we are all selling something.

Compassionate Capitalism

  • Government / Politics
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Can free-market capitalism and social justice co-exist in harmony? Compassionate Capitalism examines this question by researching concepts of social justice, economic history and religious/legal restrictions on businesses. The most common systems such as capitalism, socialism, free-market, and command economies are compared and evaluated.
The author proposes a new traditional economy that focuses on integrity, innovation propelled economic growth, encouragement from efficient governments, and priority assistance to the poor. He also cites numerous examples where businesses are making significant contributions to communities mired in poverty and suggests strategies for companies that wish to join in the effort.

The Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

So much of popular religion is simply a collection of ancient superstitions and old campfire stories. Even Pope Francis has told the Church that God is not a 'wizard.' God is not our ever-present nanny or 'fairy godmother' whose task it is to comfort and protect us, and to shield us from any danger, discomfort, or disappointment. So what, then, really is the point of religion and spiritualism in a modern world?

Exploring the concept of religion from an objective, sociological standpoint, 'The Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion' aims to somehow reconcile our modern worldviews with ancient spiritual perspectives.

By examining religion's direct and indirect effects on practically every part of 21st century society, be they good or bad, 'The Comforting Illusion' pulls aside the curtain of our comfortable rituals and compels us to consider the complex facets of a culture that spans millennia.

It's Only An Opinion: An Appraiser in Court

  • Business
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The abrupt collapse of real estate mortgage values beginning in 2008 lead to a five-year worldwide recession.  This near failure of the banking system substantially increased the public's awareness about the importance of understanding what an appraiser thinks or does.

Written from the point of view of the appraiser and based on real-life experiences, this book shares insights valuable to industry experts as well as the tens of thousands of people who find themselves in court because the value of something is an issue.  Most of author Hank Wise's work has been as an expert witness in civil cases wherein the critical issue to be decided is 'what is it worth?' His clients include the U.S. Department of Justice, states, cities, counties, and many national and regional law firms.  He appraised the Everglades and Big Cypress, tourist attraction caves, wells, mountains, air rights, mineral rights, even when all parties agreed that there were no minerals, as well as the usual panoply of shopping centers, apartments, office buildings and other commercial real estate properties. It's Only An Opinion: An Appraiser in Court uses interesting and unusual cases to illustrate the appraisal process and the reasoning that makes an appraisal credible.

Indie Author

Killing Vincent: The Man, The Myth, and The Murder

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Nonfiction
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On July 27, 1890, Vincent van Gogh came stumbling into his room in the Ravoux Inn, in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, bleeding from a wound in his abdomen. Thirty hours later, Vincent was dead. The common myth, which has prevailed for over one hundred years, is that the "mad" artist shot himself in a wheat field after suffering from years of unhappiness and "insanity". But is that what really happened? Killing Vincent is meant as a historical analysis and exposé of the most dastardly murder of Vincent van Gogh and the19th century, nefarious cover up of the world's most iconic artist’s death. This is the biggest cold case in the annals of the art world. I have attempted to continue to explore the key questions that TIME magazine asked in its October 31, 2011, cover story: “Who killed Vincent van Gogh?” and “Was van Gogh’s death really a suicide?” on the “Culture” Cover. I have attempted to answer both questions by adding in modern 21st century forensic analysis. This work is not meant as an academic treatise or dissertation, with every observation, thought, and detail requiring documentation. It is only an attempt as an expose’, to seek the truth of what really happened….

Indie Author

The ID Paradox

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction
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After disastrous experiences in law and education, Jake Kazmareck tries to disappear into a menial job picking melons on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley.

An estranged friend tracks him down, however, with news that their mutual bosom buddy is not dead but rotting in a Mexican prison. The stage is set for his rescue.

Jake, Connors McClain, and Artie Cavazos’s friendship was forged during an almost fatal canoe trip in which only Artie’s genius for survival kept them alive. Their brush with death, however, unleashed in Jake a primitive beast that has never stopped plaguing him. A few years later, the three engage in an attempt to rescue Artie’s uncle and family from the Mexican drug cartel that had forced his uncle to work for them. Jake mistakenly attributes their failure, and Artie’s death, to Connors’s betrayal. When Connors later contacts Jake, he shares some startling news. Connors, now the Texas attorney general, has discovered that Artie is still alive and imprisoned in a Mexican jail.

The harrowing rescue is successful, but Artie’s experiences have effectively destroyed his spirit. Jake and Connors now reconciled, they enlist the aid of psychiatrist Judith Neuwirth to try to piece back together Artie’s shattered self.

Only One Woman

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

Two women, one love story. June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it. As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

Undercover: Crime Shorts

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

In the Sky - A Retired Captain looks back over fifty-nine years

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The airline world has changed dramatically in the fifty-six years since I entered it. Some changes are for the better, but some are not so good. This book paints a picture of the airline world through my career. I have spent 26,000 hours at the controls of different aircraft. Many pilots who have flown the airlines will have had similar experiences. I make no attempt to be exclusive or comprehensive, but rather to offer a flavor of what this world was like. Most names here are true. Some have been changed or omitted to preserve the sensitivities of those involved. In a few cases, I must plead Winston Churchill's excuse, "that a gentleman never insults someone by accident."

Indie Author

Town of Angels

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Angel vs. Bully in the town of Mystic Bay, California, where a well-kept secret lies. Angels live as humans there. After angels appeared to three children, all was blissful in the town full of psychics, and ordinary folk. But as brute, Klaus Waxman, comes to town, angel Ken Leighton, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give in to the bully's efforts. As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angel sightings, angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer, and her family to thwart his efforts. And with the help of the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, the bully meets his match through the soft voices and intuitive minds of his neighbors.

Indie Author

The Angel's Daughter

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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A secret lies in Mystic Bay California and only two people know it. First there's Hannah O'Ryan, a tender, curly-headed half-angel. Then there's her father, Gabe an effervescent, teddy bear of a full-blooded angel. And it's up to Hannah to keep the secret safe. But she's made a colossal mistake telling her ex-boyfriend and writing Professor, Sam Blakley. Now he's written a book exposing the secret to the world.

What will happen to her angel father? What can Hannah really do to stop this? With her special tears, animal ESP and a surprising gift she doesn't know she has, will Hannah be able to thwart Sam's efforts? With her new love Josh and her beloved Mystic Bay behind her, Hannah finds her very angelness can make all the difference. Maybe she'll get to fly again like she does in all her dreams.

The Art of my Life

  • Autobiography
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Award winning fine artist Joe Pearce brings wisdom, humor, and creative perspective to the trials, tribulations, and party that is life. After growing up in the drug culture of the 70’s, Joe Pearce turned to a fundamentalist church for personal redemption. He felt called to become a traveling evangelist and musical artist, which is how he met his wife. Joe eventually transitioned away from that belief system to become part of corporate America. Joe was working a job in financial services, 20 years into marriage, when his wife developed severe schizophrenia. The Art of My Life explores Joe’s struggles with care taking for, and coping with, his wife’s illness. Joe tells a raw, blatantly honest narrative of his unique life experiences while weaving in themes of his and other's art with the hopes of helping people find their passion along their own unique paths.

Indie Author

Executive Hoodlum

  • True Crime
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Meet John Costello, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations for Microsemi Corporation, a $6billion leader in the advanced-semiconductor market. Well-known and respected in the industry, John Costello graduated from college in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration. John's social circle includes high-level corporate executives, politicians, military leaders and movie stars. Born into a working-class neighborhood on Chicago's north side and grew up under quite difficult conditions. His father was a talented Italian tenor with mob connections and a proclivity for violence; his mother, the daughter of an Irish street cop, was a straight-laced Catholic girl till she took to the bottle after falling victim to that violence. . Readers who might enjoy this book are those interested in true-crime stories, mob activity, murder and mayhem, as well as anyone seeking a no-holds-barred story that describes the resilience of the human spirit. Spiced with wit and humor and distinguished by the inimitable voice of tough-talking John Costello, his story touches our hearts while keeping us on the edge of our seats. And that is what makes our book "unique" - John Costello's life is unique.

Indie Author

Those Deep Below

  • Historical Fiction
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Fast moving, page-turner scifi thriller! Twists and turns of the story will keep you wondering what will happen next! A terrifying adventure in a world based on the Inca Empire. Rezi was a relatively unimportant member of the King's household until her unique talent for singing was discovered and she was made a personal attendant to the King. As her friendship with the King grows, rumors begin to circulate comparing her to legendary Nightingale for her ability to soothe the King's troubled heart through song. Not everyone is pleased by the comparison, especially the King's wife, Queen Qhush'qunca. The Queen is a ruthless and sadistic person who jealously guards her status as the first wife to the King. Threatened by Rezi's friendship to her husband, Qhush'qunca decides to take revenge on the girl. However, when the King unexpectedly dies, both Rezi and the Queen are buried alive with the rest of the household in the dead King's massive tomb. Trapped together underground, Qhush'quenca takes her revenge by repeatedly torturing Rezi and binding them together through an arcane ritual. Desperate to escape both the Queen's wrath and the Tomb, Rezi must turn to…  Book 1 in the series of three.

Indie Author

The Augmented Man

  • Science Fiction
Fiction
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What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?

Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret.  But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home.  Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House.  The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.

Indie Author

Path of Sweetness - Joy Chronicles

  • Inspirational / Motivational
Nonfiction
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The Adventures of Joy Chronicles Book 1

Journal of Galactic Romance and Global Evolution

The first book in The Adventures of Joy Chronicles leads us down the Path of Sweetness as author Joy Elaine discovers a part of herself that has been living on a different dimension. As she connects with this 10th dimensional version of herself, she begins developing her ability to consciously interact with galactic beings and ascended masters.  With the assistance of this team, she and all of you that join in supporting Earth’s evolution, ignite a global shift that offers hope and a glorious new reality for us all. This is a story of self-discovery and infinite possibilities that evoke heart-welling excitement for the dawning of our world’s elevation to non-duality.

Grace in the Wings

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

In this new historical mystery series, award-winning author Kari Bovee introduces readers to a charming new female amateur sleuth--Grace Michelle. "This roaringly good novel is a loving homage to an era, a captivating story of painful growth, and a twisted mystery that will leave you wanting an encore." - Self-Publishing Review New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who once lived on the streets of New York City. But when her sister, Sophia, the star of the show, is murdered, Grace’s safe and protected life is shattered. Battle-scarred by the war and emotionally scarred by his past, Chet Riker has made it a practice to keep his distance from others; love, after all, leads only to pain. But Chet has a problem—a big one: he’s become indebted to mob-boss Joe Marciano in an attempt to save his estranged mother’s life, and Marciano wants him to pay up or else. Desperate to get the money, he contacts former client Florenz Ziegfeld for work. Soon, Chet finds himself playing bodyguard for introverted Grace, who has reluctantly agreed to be Ziegfeld’s new leading lady—on the condition that Ziegfeld promises to find Sophia’s killer. Upon meeting Grace, Chet quickly finds his hardened theory that love equals pain tested. Grace, meanwhile, is swept up in a life she never wanted as the Follies’ star, and as the pawn in a series of publicity stunts during a transcontinental train trip to California that puts her life at risk. Who would want her and Sophia dead? Together, she and Chet must confront publicity-hungry Florenz Ziegfeld, power-driven Joe Marciano, and their own pasts to find Sophia’s killer—and let themselves love once again.

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An Era of Error

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Kass Ghayouri's An Era of Error sheds light on an Indian girl growing up in a period of racial segregation enforced through the legislation of the Apartheid government, in South Africa during the period of 1960 to 2000. During the time of the Apartheid regime, Kay found it a liability being an Indian. The Immorality Act was a strict code of conduct, which prevented interracial affairs and marriages. It is a story of jaw-dropping dehumanization, torture and verbal intimidation, conducted in total violation of the Apartheid laws. The major characters suffered gross violation of civil rights and human rights, unleashed by the Apartheid era. Amidst the brutality, emerges the most beautiful love story that transports the major characters into a new dimension.

Indie Author

Leadership with a Servant's Heart

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart exposes front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders of small, medium and large organizations to practical and proven leadership principles, strategies, facts and real-time examples. Our readers should begin in high school and college as well as the well-educated and progressive population of Millennials. Multiple proven lesson plans will enhance personal relationships while increasing performance and productivity.

This book’s principle goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share several aspects of leading others by valuing and caring for them. While it is true that “…many will not remember what you say, but most will remember how you make them feel,” the readers of this book will learn the truth of this emotion and how to effect change in their respective leadership styles. When leaders value and care for those that they are entrusted to lead, their influence increases exponentially.

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart is systematically divided into three parts, three chapters each, for a total of nine chapters, to emphasize the core characteristics of a servant leader – serving, inspiring and leading:
Part I - The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others
Part II - The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others
Part III - The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others

Indie Author

Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman’s life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it’s her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption.  Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh’s darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over tour. Loaded with true stories never before heard, Rock Monster is essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone touched by addiction. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it’s the worldly-wise tome only an ex-addict, ex-stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us. In the tradition of women-in-rock survivor tales―think Marianne Faithful, Crystal Zevon, Jo Wood et al.―Kristin Casey pulls a veil on the enduring myth of the lifestyle’s glamorous decadence. Rock Monster is a sexy, crazy, cautionary tale of two addicts in love without a single relationship skill.

Indie Author

Carpe Diem, Illinois

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction
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For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend overcome his own demons and expose those behind the scheme before it's too late? And when the truth is finally revealed, can Carpe Diem ever be the same?

Sibling Loss: A Sister's Journey from Despair to Celebration

  • Bereavement/Grief
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This is a first-person account of one of the most devastating and least talked about subjects: a child or young person’s loss of a sibling. Laura Prince shares her decades-long process of healing that is, as she claims, a lifelong struggle. This is, however, a book that brings hope. The author both shares her story and her many insights into the web of grief that surrounds such a loss. Recovering from the sudden death of her beloved brother over the course of many years, Prince openly and candidly examines the pitfalls and surprising triumphs of grieving. She offers readers a window into her world and allows us to share in her sadness—and in the eventual celebration of her brother as she slowly works her way into a place of quiet joy and gratitude.

Indie Author

The Mystery of the Lost Avenger

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

The Madonna Ghost

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

THE MADONNA GHOST,  An Annie Tillery Mystery by Linda Maria Frank, winning  “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” from iUniverse.  Annie Tillery sets out with her NYPD Aunt Jill for a vacation of sun and sailing on beautiful Fire Island. She meets Ty Egan, setting the stage for a sweet little romance. Together, with a local ghost hunter, they set out to investigate an eerie ghost from a shipwreck in the 1800’s. As the tale of the ghost unfolds, Annie and Ty stumble upon a diabolical plot that impacts national security, threatening the life of Annie’s aunt.

Girl with Pencil Drawing

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Another book in the Annie Tillery mystery series by Linda Maria Frank. Girl detective, Annie Tillery, wins art lessons at a glamorous N.Y. gallery. When the director of the gallery is found murdered, the prime suspect is Annie’s instructor, Francesca Gabrielli. While tracking the murderer, all the clues lead to a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn, where they uncover a ring of art forgers and thieves, who will stop at nothing to protect their fabulous enterprise. Annie and Francesca face death by fire and water in the thrilling conclusion. It’s a case of Nancy Drew meets CSI.

Secrets in The Fairy Chimneys

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend, Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thieves through mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s old city, and the treacherous caves surrounding the ancient archaeological site.

2019-Top Female Author - The Mystery of the Lost Avenger

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

The Disharmony of Silence

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

In 1915, jealous, bitter Rebecca Roth cuts all ties with her life-long friends, the Pearls. Eight years later, Rebecca's son and young Lena Pearl begin keeping company in secret. Rebecca agrees to a truce when the couple marries. But the truce is fragile. Rebecca's resentments run deep.

In 2010, Carolyn Lee, fitness instructor and amateur photographer, must come to grips with the fact that her mother's imminent death will leave her alone in the world. While preparing her childhood home for sale, she realizes for the first time that her mother's antique brooch is identical to the one pinned to the lady's dress in the painting hanging above the fireplace. Coincidence or connection? Carolyn is determined to find out. What she discovers has the potential to tear lives apart or to bring her the closeness and comfort she longs for. It all depends on how she handles her newfound knowledge.

Every Generation Needs a New Revolution

  • Self Help
Nonfiction
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Indie Author

Thursday’s Child

  • Autobiography
Nonfiction
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Stories of survival from a feisty renal warrior, the autobiography of renal dialysis patient Liz McCue. Self-confessed renal warrior Liz McCue has come a long way. Through her early days growing up in Dublin in the shadow of the Guinness-owned Knockmaroon Estate, her turbulent teenage years in England and her later life back in Ireland, in Thursday’s Child she describes with tremendous heart, searing honesty and great humour the challenges of a life marked with ill-health and family heartache.

Indie Author

Cat Soup

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

In the kingdom of Bandon, the princess loses her beloved cat!  One day the cat gets trapped in a travelling tinker’s cart and without knowing it, many miles away, the frightened cat jumps out and runs away. 
The princess’s father, the king, will give half his kingdom to the one who finds the cat.  Afar off, the King of Hod sends his son, Gael, out to find the cat, but he is delayed when he finds a cottage in the woods where a pot of soup is boiling. Gael eats it and falls asleep only to be awakened by an ogre. The ogre threatens to kill him, but Gael promises to give the ogre half a kingdom if he will take the prince back to the kingdom of Hod.  After many misadventures with the ogre, a cat is found. Is it the right cat? Does the ogre get half the kingdom? Does Gael? Or was it all just Cat Soup?

Milford-Haven

  • Audio Drama
Fiction

Synopsis

The Milford-Haven BBC Radio Drama

 

Happy Endings and a New Beginning

  • Self Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

What does help look like to a four year old little boy who is sexually assaulted? Isn't life supposed to be about playing, running, and giggling? What happens to that little one who suddenly has to deal with adult sexual issues because he has just become sexualized by a predator? It's an unspeakable act; so, just who is he supposed to confide in? He doesn't really understand what happened let alone explain it. His life was changed forever.

This is how the mess of a life begins and what a mess it became. The author shares snippets of his life as he tried to sort his feelings. He believes that God gives people free will to choose the path they travel. Inside Michael Black's heart, he believes every choice he made led him to the next choice which shaped him into the man he is today. Many of the choices he made left him in conflict, but every day he chose to live and heal. He shares how being without a male role model may have affected his life, as well how being sexually violated a multitude of times may have been the core reason he began a fourteen year love affair with illicit drugs.

Indie Author

Finding the Lost (Moose Beach Trilogy)

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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Synopsis

What was it that Alicia heard, groggy from sleep? Later that day, she takes a break from school assignments and ventures outside, stunned and confused to find her Mom and Dad frozen inside an amber bubble. No matter how loud she screams or how hard she beats on the bubble, her parents don't respond. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who can free them as she realizes the Wild Side has been calling her.

Three years older now, our heroine Alicia is on the annual family visit to their mountain cabin in the wilds of Idaho. This is the last summer before starting high school and she finds herself spending more time in the cabin completing summer assignments made by her teachers than doing her normal mountain cabin activities: exploration, discovery, and games of imagination. On a particularly normal day, Alicia takes a break from her school assignments and ventures outside expecting to see her father Richard chopping or stacking wood, and her mother Katie focused on her latest painting of the beautiful surroundings. She was stunned and confused to find them both seemingly frozen, trapped inside an amber-colored bubble. No matter how loud she screamed or how hard she beat on the bubble, her parents did not move a muscle, nor did they breathe. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who could save them.

Alicia had heard unusual sounds during this visit as if someone or something was calling to her. With the discovery of her parents in amber, she had the sudden realization that the Wild Side might be calling her back. This time, she prepared herself by filling a backpack with things she did not have three years ago when she somehow walked through the portal to the other side. With food, supplies, and an extra layer of clothes, she ventures on the most important adventure she has had in her short life. Somehow, Alicia knew she had to get back to the wild side to free her parents from the bubble and she knew that she must be prepared for anything.

Once on the other side, Alicia finds herself fearing for her life in the search for answers to the mystery that holds her parents captive. She befriends Tawny, a frighteningly beautiful cougar who becomes her ally and protector when Alicia decides to look for "The Ancients", beings that her friends in the Wild Side had talked about three years ago. She felt in her heart that they could help her free her parents but could they. More importantly - would they?

Indie Author

The Company of Demons

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction
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Synopsis

2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Mystery/Suspense
2018 Florida Book Awards GOLD Medal Winner in Popular Fiction
Amazon Best Seller in Historical Thrillers
Amazon Best Seller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Amazon Best Seller in Serial Killers
The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all.
But he cannot shake a growing sense of dread.

Indie Author

Misti Moments: The Collection

  • Inspirational / Motivational
Nonfiction
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Life is a series of moments. With courage, authenticity, and a commitment to her continually evolving spiritual growth, author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual teacher, Misti Rains, has gathered a collection of wisdom gleaned from various moments throughout her life. Misti Moments will fall as a refreshing rain to water the dry places of the soul and provide a fresh dew upon the human heart. These soul-stirring thoughts are rare gems that offer an intimate and compelling glimpse into lessons gleaned from life's most heart-piercing themes. These short essays will help the reader face the circumstances of their life with more purpose, intention, gratitude, awe, and an eagle's eye view of what the various moments they encounter throughout their life are truly there to teach them. The spiritual teachings in Misti Moments are prolific writings as well as genuine pieces of divine, higher truths that will serve to awaken, uplift, and heal the spirit. Her stories and universal lessons provide readers with the framework for living the truest, most authentic, and happiest versions of themselves. Misti Moments will serve to awaken and strengthen the power that lies within the human spirit to overcome any obstacle by fully connecting with their Divine Source.

Trauma To Triumph: If I can... You can too

  • Inspirational / Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Get a life of purpose and confidence. How to heal from emotional wounds •Do you have pain? Anger? •Do you have that feeling of emptiness? •Of no purpose? •Is something missing in your life? •Do you have turmoil? •Do you feel at the end of your rope? •Do you have strife? •Are you unhappy? •Are you in an unhealthy relationship? •Did you grow up in a dysfunctional family, and still bear the scars, of unresolved issues? •Is your life out of control?

I will show you how to solve your issues and your problems. I will show you how to get rid of the strife, encourage yourself. Get control of the things that are out of control. How to keep your joy and if you follow what in this book your life will be changed. "Why should you trust me"? you might ask. Well, I've walked this journey. I've been through the trauma and now I am triumphant. Your self-esteem will grow, and you will become confident. You will receive HOPE. Don't put off reading this book, you can't afford to let another day go by without seeking what is written in these pages. Don't miss out on opportunities or doors…

Traces of Heaven (A Spiritual Guide to Life After Life)

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Traces of Heaven is a miraculous, angel-shared reveal of the mysteries we perceive about death and life after life. What happens when our beautiful spirits depart the physical body? Will we recognize and reunite with those we love on the mystical Other Side? Is it possible to link together from two different worlds?

Nancine Meyer, a spiritual medium and sixth sensory guide, shares in a reassuring, simple style the Angels' communications to her of divine origin, the human experience, the spirit world, and how to reach each other from different energy realms.

In theses pages you will discover:

  1. The different kinds of spiritual beings you are connected to by energy through God.
  2. The step-by-step journey of spiritual beings such as we who choose physical embodiment.
  3. the first-ever told detail of the Five Stages of Afterlife transcribed from the voices of Angels.
  4. How to recognize and develop signs and symbolic interpretations of inter-world spirit communication.
  5. Resilient ways of managing emotions of grief and fear attached to earthly life's end.

Traces of Heaven is a heartwarming, stimulating guide to leading an extraordinary, fulfilling life, grounded in love, confidence, and spiritual well-being.

Bella Toscana

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

For readers of Susan Wiggs, Viola Shipman, and Sarah Addison Allen comes a deeply moving novel of a journey of the heart and finding love in the sweeping majesty of Italy.

An explosive yearning that can’t be denied.

Disturbing visions from an ancient past.

A mysterious stranger that somehow feels familiar.

On the night of her fiftieth birthday, the comfortable ride of Toscana’s life takes an alarming plunge. Haunted by seductive visions, she tries to push aside the desire and focus on the husband who adores her. Then she falls for Flynn, a younger man with an eye for adventure and a heart full of romance, who leaves her doubting everything she’s believed about love and passion.

In Atlanta, Rome, and the lush scenery of Tuscany, Toscana searches for answers to the mysteries of her life while she faces her biggest question. If she listens to her feelings will she lose everything she holds dear, or does her heart hold the key to love and joy?

Where Sheep May Safely Graze

  • Religion - Christian
Fiction

Synopsis

When Jim, the pastor of a prestigious city church, is blinded in Iraq, he and his organist wife, Amy, find their faith challenged. Not only must they adjust to Jim's blindness and a new marriage, but to the loss of his pulpit, when the congregation asks him to step down because of his blindness, in spite of his successful rehab training.

They go to serve a congregation in a rural village, where in addition to the usual duties of a pastor and his wife, they pray for animals, cope with a huge drafty parsonage, befriend a young couple, secretly married, and help bring a baby into the world in the middle of a flood. The characters are like animals and people the reader may meet every day, those people who will invite you in for iced tea and the latest news.

The reader will laugh, and cry and find inspiration as Pastor Jim and Amy struggle and find the will of God.

Indie Author

The One

  • Science Fiction
Fiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

An Epic Adventure of Good versus Evil. A juxtaposition, dystopian novel of terror, hope, and faith. Written for the Christian market, this novel will inspire you. You’ll cheer the heroes in the face of war and death, and your heart will dip and rise on the roller-coaster ride of their romances and heartbreaks. Beliefs are tested. Amish and English—the Remnant—forced to choose how to survive. Can they trust each other? Betrayal, honor, bravery and cowardice on full display. Their mission—an impossible feat—defeat an Artificial Intelligent entity created in the image of man, yet lacking all emotions—including empathy, pity, and mercy. The stakes—all life on Earth. The unlikely heroes of this thriller will fight against an omnipresent, omniscient god while demonstrating principles of virtue and defining what it means to be human. Blessed are the Machines, for they shall inherit the Earth.
Wonderful premise

Conquering Life’s Course

  • Inspirational / Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Does Today's World Frustrate You?
Do You Wonder if Common Sense Is Vanishing?


Conquering Life's Course's stories of time proven principles have enabled people to live more successfully through the ages. It will entertain and inspire the reader to think, laugh and undertake actions to realize a more fulfilling life.
If you or a loved one have given up on understanding the world of today, Conquering Life's Course is a must read. It offers reassurance to the reader that age old traditions and wisdom still rule over unproven theory.
It is concise, easy-to-read and offers invaluable insights that can be shared with the whole family. It includes motivational quotes.

Growing in Intimacy with God: Accept, Adore, Abide

  • Religion - Christian
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Have you ever wanted to get away, perhaps to a beautiful mountain top, and leave the worries of the world in the clouds below you? Would you like to go to a place where you could relax, rest, and refresh your body, mind, emotions, and spirit in the morning sun, and, more importantly, in the light and love of the Son?

The most important relationship you can have is a personal, intimate relationship with God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You can know God and have continual fellowship and communion with Him.

As you read this book, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you through three essential steps – Accept, Adore, and Abide - so that you may have the intimate relationship with God that you were created to have and begin enjoying the abundant life, now and forever, that Jesus promised (John 10:10). Additionally, experience an inward transformation into the likeness of Christ and the outward manifestation of His love for others.

A Pirate’s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy

  • History
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Think you know everything about Pirates? Fascination with Pirates has for centuries driven stories of heroic proportions--true, exaggerated, and imaginary. Legends of their high seas debauchery continue to inspire modern day books, movies, and groups, dedicated to acting out their past. Pirates are heroes to some and the lowest of crooks to others, but do we really know the truth?

The facts are that the historical record on pirates is vague, contradictory, and rarely accurate. Digging deep into the true history of Piracy and those who lived this life, Robert Jacob has unearthed a treasure of information that allows you to see, feel, and experience the true life and motivation of pirates in their Golden Age.  Come aboard and see what pirates actually wore, the type of ships they used, and how they planned and executed some of the most cunningly successful heists ever known. A Pirates Life in the Golden Age of Piracy will fascinate and transport you back in time with rich stories and visual accuracy. If you thought you knew all about pirates, you're in for some surprising revelations that will leaving you even more intrigued!

Indie Author

After All: A Gathering Storm of Romance, Revenge and Espionage in Postwar South America

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

Two years before the end of WWII, two gifted German Jewish musicians—one a Holocaust survivor who barely escaped the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp with his life, the other the daughter of a prominent Wehrmacht general—having fled the catastrophic Nazi conquest of Western Europe, where they had been hunted and hopelessly separated, reunite in Brazil. Dieter Meister, barroom piano man extraordinaire, and scintillating chanteuse Sofie von Siegler, the subjects of Robert Arthur Neff's first historical novel, Über Alles, seize a second chance at freedom and a life together.

But residual shadows from the war’s conflict soon darken the skies of their bright new world. Determined parties, from a fledgling American intelligence agency to Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, relentlessly sniff out the trail of Sofie’s father, hiding out in South America. As the net draws tight around Sofie and Dieter, it’s impossible to tell who can be trusted. And the United States, after having assembled a military force unparalleled in history and executed a remarkable strategy for victory, turns out not to be so well prepared for the war's aftermath.

Indie Author

SHOT DOWN

  • Military
Nonfiction

Synopsis

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder’s story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about.  Shot Down was created from the vast number of letters and journals of Howard Snyder; diaries of men and women on the ground who rescued, sheltered and hid the crew; and interviews conducted by historians. Centered around the 306th Bomb Group in Thurleigh, England, it is informative, insightful and captivating. For most, 70 years is a long time ago. World War II fades in importance as each year goes by. Shot Down moves history out of the footnotes into reality, keeping the stories of real people alive as they experience being shot down. You are there, almost holding your breath as Lt. Snyder gets his crew out of his B-17 when bailing out over Nazi occupied Europe.   SHOT DOWN has received 16 national book awards.

Esperanza

Fiction

Synopsis

Three journals left behind by Gabriela, after her untimely death, for her daughter, Sarita, a young adult, become windows into the past. The past then becomes alive, as Sarita reads through the journals, and learns more about the life of Gabriela, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who seeks the American Dream, and Dante, an artist, who seeks redemption. Both are united and divided by a crime syndicate, Nada Mas, and eventually, what binds them back together is a child, Sarita. It is after both Gabriela and Dante break ties with Nada Mas that Gabriela is abducted, held captive, and forcefully deported back to Mexico, and Dante, who is seeking refuge in Mexico, takes Sarita with him, from New Jersey, cross country, to Mexico, and back, all while two separate branches of the FBI are pursuing Dante, along with Nada Mas. In the end Sarita learns about her true origins, and Dante and Gabriela, discover truth.

2019-Top Female Author - Empty Seats

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

They were all stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league ball, thinking it would be an easy ride to playing in the big time. Little did they know that they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, and without the support of their families and friends, they’re often faced with split-second decisions. Not always on the baseball diamond.

Outskirts Press

In Our Blood: A Jake Hawksworth Thriller

  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Evil isn't always learned... sometimes it's IN OUR BLOOD. Nearly thirty years ago, Detective Jake Hawksworth and best-selling author Drew McCauley were brought together by a horrific crime. Jake, still reeling from the unsolved hit-and-run death of his wife, and Drew will be reunited once again when a crime from Drew's novel-in-the-making becomes a devastating reality. Is the kidnapping of Drew's son somehow linked to the murder Jake is investigating? Was Jake's wife's death really an accident? And could the person who has haunted both men for decades be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events? As Jake races to protect Drew's family, they find themselves on a collision course with fate - derailed by a series of breakneck twists and turns that culminates at an isolated, snow-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and Jake realizes, to his horror, that his hunches are not always right. That the keys to solving his wife's death and a heinous, decades-old crime have been under his nose all along.

The Road Ahead

  • Humor
Fiction

Synopsis

Rick Tompkins, a suburban Toronto insurance broker, never considered a career in politics until a good friend, who happens to be the leader of the Conservative party, asks him to run for office. He accepts the offer, with the understanding that he would probably not win, but can use the opportunity to gain some visibility for himself and his business. Jerry Switzer, a veteran party worker, is sent in to guide Rick through a campaign in a riding that hasn’t elected a Conservative in years. Rick fumbles his way through the election campaign and manages a surprise win but at the expense of saddling his party with an impossible commitment. What makes matters worse, Rick is anything but politically correct. He offends everyone in his path and stumbles from one political scandal to another. Still, Rick has one saving asset: a political party machine that is able to spin scandals to its advantage.