Fiction

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The Power of Persuasion

by Shelagh Watkins

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Beth Durban is persuaded to write a letter to the editor’s page of a national Sunday newspaper in response to a film critic’s prejudice against adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. When she receives an unexpected visit from the newspaper’s critic, F. William D’Arcy, she is bemused but, after several sightings of the inquisitive journalist, she’s neither pleased nor amused. Beth is so distracted by the unwelcome interest from such an arrogant man she fails to see that a close work colleague is falling in love with her. As a scientific researcher in a Scottish University, she has led a varied life travelling the world, spending time in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, America, Singapore and Israel. With such a full life, she has had little time to form any serious, romantic attachments that might lead to a permanent relationship. When she decides to take driving lessons, Beth opens up new opportunities for herself and realises that perhaps she isn’t too old to find love after all.

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Classification: Fiction
Genre: Literary Fiction
Pages: 193
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher: Mandinam Press
Publication Year: 2008
ISBN: 1-8479-9667-1
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55 Responses to “Fiction”

  1. Roy Pickeirng Says:

    Patches of Grey

    by Roy L. Pickering Jr.

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    Although his brother C.J.’s rebellious ways endanger his life and the chastity of his sister Tanya is in peril, Tony Johnson incurs most of their father’s wrath for the sins of ambition and color blind love. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of Tony reminds his father of what could have been, and of what went wrong. A bitter prejudiced outlook is the only legacy he has to pass down to his children, so when Lionel’s role as primary breadwinner is lost, he drowns disappointment one drink at a time. Tony, who lacks the seemingly servile disposition of his mother, asserts independence throughout the course of a tumultuous year rather than allowing his own fate to also be set by chance and circumstance.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Literary
    Pages: 332
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: M.U.D. House Books
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-0-578-00581-2
    Purchasing:Amazon

  2. Laura Says:

    Dusty Waters: A Ghost Story

    by Laura J. W. Ryan

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    Dusty Waters is a ghost story, a family saga, the history of a haunted house, and a biography of a folksinger. Dusty’s friend, Katharine, has volunteered to help her write the official biography, but there is one piece of her life that will not be part of the biography, she can see ghosts; Dusty’s ancestral home Tanglewood is filled with them. This inherited sight adds a vexing dimension to her psyche that becomes an uneasy burden.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: literary fiction
    Pages: 332
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Field Stone Press
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9780982491621
    Purchasing: Amazon.com or direct from my blog Upstate Girl

  3. Darcía Helle Says:

    Miami Snow

    by Darcia Helle

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    One day, Nick Donovan has it all; a beautiful, pregnant wife, a nice house, a great job. The next day he is on his own, starting from scratch with nothing but a few suitcases and his old truck. Nick flees to the opposite coast of Florida, trying to leave his ex-wife and the memories behind. But that couldn’t happen. Soon Nick finds that he is tied to Shelley in a way that he hadn’t expected. And, in her bitterness, she does everything she can to ensure his misery. Brandy is Shelley’s opposite; wild, sensual, free-spirited. With Brandy, Nick is able to rebel against all that Shelley stands for. Brandy quickly leads Nick into a world of sex, drugs, and cash. And now Nick finds himself caught between the two worlds, desperate to stay afloat.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Suspense
    Pages: 274
    Format: Trade Paperback or e-book
    Language: English
    Publisher: CreateSpace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1449911652
    Purchasing: Amazon, QuietFuryBooks, Smashwords

  4. Mary Krome Says:

    Left in His Closet

    by Mary Krome

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    She doesn’t know if he knew who he was when they got married. All she knows is the truth lies somewhere in his coming out, a process she is ill-equipped to understand, much less explain.

    Soledad runs away, inventing a new past each time a man learns of her fourteen-year marriage to Bob. Carlos and Ana ignore their daughter’s needs after Nita accidentally overhears Jim talking to his lover. Judy struggles with the reaction of her children when they discover their family’s twenty-year secret Left in His Closet.

    These three courageous women are friends, mothers, sisters, children, and the ex-wives of the men they loved; men who didn’t leave them for another woman, but rather, a man. Because of circumstances they cannot control, each woman clarifies that which she has yet to make peace with herself her own identity. By trying to fit the illogical into a logical framework and drawing conclusions with limited information, each woman finds herself trapped in a moral and political debate where black and white no longer exists. Swallowed up by shades of gray, they move on. Some slowly, picking up a shattered image of a happy marriage; others quickly, looking for the first man that will make them feel like a woman again; and others methodically, immersing themselves in helping others through similar experiences so they can make sense of their lives. Left in His Closet opens the doors of understanding to the lesser defined experience the straight spouse of gay mate.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: General
    Pages: 296
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Tate Publishing
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 9781615661534
    Purchasing: Tate Publishing

  5. Jim Musgrave Says:

    The Mayan Magician and Other Stories

    by Jim Musgrave

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    <div class="The first woman signed to the San Diego Padres is a Mayan Indian. She has a mysterious control over her knuckleball. Does she pitch for her god, Kulkukan, the Warrior Serpent of the End of Times in 2012? Or, is she controlled by the N.A.S.A. scientist hired by her owner? Jim Musgrave's latest collection of short fiction includes this novelette, along with 22 other remarkable stories, ranging from contemporary to science fiction and even a few horror tales. Award-winning short fiction author, Jacob Appel says, "With the publication of The Mayan Magician and Other Stories, Jim Musgrave joins the ranks of George Saunders, Steven Millhauser and Kevin Brockmeier at the heart of the modern American short story's second great renaissance."

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Short Stories by Single Author
    Pages: 348
    Format: Paperback/Ebook
    Language: English
    Publisher: CIC Publishing
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 0977650383
    Purchasing: Amazon

  6. Deanna Jewel Says:

    Never Surrender

    by Deanna Jewel

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    Is it possible for souls to travel through time and reunite more than one hundred years later? Does the soul continually search until somehow, it finds the one soul mate from long ago? Anything is possible when one believes in soul reincarnation. This is the basis of my story. Someone has entered into Kate’s dream, in search of her as their soul mate and doesn’t let her rest until she is reunited in time with her true lover from a past life.
    Kate Bradach heads to the Rocky Mountains of western Wyoming with the hope of finding an answer to her recurring dream that has haunted her for years. She searches for the mountainous area in her dream, but more specifically, the handsome dark-haired stranger who beckons to her from a mist-filled valley nestled between two snow-capped mountains. Once she finds him, their sensual connection is unmistakable for both of them.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Time Travel
    Pages: 328
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Booklocker
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9781601459794
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE: AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, BOOKLOCKER.COM

  7. D. J. Stephens Says:

    Tarnished Halo

    by D. J. Stephens

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    In this sequel to – HALO – The year is 1965 Jeff Barkil leads a six man team of highly trained special service operatives on a mission – Code Name –“Tarnished Halo” to terminate two of the Golden Triangles top drug lords.
    The problem, the drug lords are to be attending a meeting across the Burmese border in China.
    The team’s radio is destroyed during a river crossing early in the mission leaving them with no contact to the outside world. The team has to fight their way across the jungles of Laos and North Vietnam to reach their objective. Then they must rely solely on their small arms and combat expertise to fight their way back home. There is to be no option of capture or surrender and there will be no rescue.operation.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Pages: 303
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Infinity Publishing
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 0-714-5779-2
    Purchasing: http://www.djstephens.net/Order.html

  8. TL James Says:

    The MPire: In Search of the Lost

    by TL James

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    In Search of the Lost is the story of Mallory Towneson Haulm, a sexy financial powerhouse, who lives in a quasi paradise in Austin, Texas. His opulent world is decorated with expensive toys and women more exquisite than an exotic candy shop.

    After fourteen years of separation from his family, Mallory is summoned to return home to join The Family Business. Poised for success, Mallory is focused on turning around the ailing business, not realizing that taking his assigned reigns will put him in a position of unrelenting power which he is unaware he even has. His world crashes as he reunites with his brothers and becomes Death, the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse.

    With every complication popping up in his life, the biggest one by far is in the form of an old lover from the past coming back to reclaim the spot in Mallory’s heart.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Speculative/Science Fiction
    Pages: 366
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: PHE Ink – Writing Solutions Firm
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9780982447512
    Purchasing: Barnes and Noble:

  9. D. J. Stephens Says:

    Death Rider

    by D. J. Stephens

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    Brodie Jones had been on his own since he was fifteen years old. He had headed west as a hunter, lived several years as a mountain man and scouted for the Fremont expeditions. At the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was scouting for the US Army.
    Through his friend Kit Carson, he had met and fallen in love with Maria Santiago, the daughter of a wealthy land grant holder in New Mexico.
    While he was scouting for a patrol in the mountains near Taos, the Santiago hacienda was attacked by an Apache war party. When Brodie reached the hacienda, he found the entire family had been massacred.
    The mountain man spent the better part of the next year tracking the warrior band all over the southwest territory from Taos down into Mexico and back multiple times, all the while extracting his revenge. He had killed twenty-three of the warriors from the war party, the remaining eight were ambushed and killed by scalp-hunters. During the period he was tracking down the Apaches, he had several encounters with a group of scalp-hunters that were also hunting Apaches. At that time the Mexican Governor was paying a bounty for Apache scalps and a band of renegades were roaming the territory killing anyone with long black hair and taking their scalp.
    With all of the war party dead, Brodie had been left feeling empty and alone. His quest for revenge had driven him and been his only reason for living to that point. Then a strange event briefly allied him with the Apaches, the outcome of which gave new meaning to his life and a reason to go on.
    Death Rider is a historical western. Many of the names, places and events are factual; the character of Brodie Jones is purely fictional.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Western
    Pages: 148
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Infinity Publishing
    Publication Year: 2005
    ISBN: 0-7414-4550-6
    Purchasing: http://www.djstephens.net/Order.html

  10. TL James Says:

    The MPire: Death Cometh

    by TL James

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    A Necessary Evil…

    Mallory Towneson Haulm, financial wizard and consummate ladies man, brings the four horsemen to completion as he reluctantly embraces his destined charge as Death. While struggling to maintain his lavish façade, Mallory witnesses bits of his glamorous world slipping through his hands. How can he balance his earthly paradise with his diabolical calling of the earth’s fate?

    And then there was one…

    Death Cometh divulges life shattering secrets that move Heaven and Earth as Mallory’s true destined charge transforms him, requiring him to take his rightful place. However, his father, Malcolm is not quite ready to relinquish control.

    The battle lines have been drawn and the most consecrated ritual will allow only one to be Death. Who will survive?

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Speculative/Science Fiction
    Pages: 302
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: PHE Ink – Writing Solutions Firm
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9780982447529
    Purchasing: Barnes and Noble:

  11. D. J. Stephens Says:

    HALO

    by D. J. Stephens

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    Jeffery Barkil is a young soldier who upon completing his training as an Airborne Ranger is recruited by the CIA. After which he spends six months training to run ‘Black Operations’ in Southeast Asia. The story takes place between the years 1958 and 1961, a period between the French surrender and expulsion from Vietnam and the US admitting they had troops in the country. Sergeant Barkil takes you on eleven harrowing missions including his time as a prisoner of the Viet Cong. You are taken from one mission to the next as Sergeant Barkil comes to terms with being a hired assassin while at the same time carrying out his Operations and fighting to stay alive.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Action/Military
    Pages: 281
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Infinity Publishing
    Publication Year: 2004
    ISBN: 0-7414-4846-7
    Purchasing: http://www.djstephens.net/Order.html

  12. TL James Says:

    The MPire Chronicles of the Haulm Boys

    by TL James

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    The Chronicles of the Haulm Boys is the prelude to The MPire: In Search of the Lost. Meet the Haulm Boys, brothers who are members of the elite Four Horsemen. They are responsible for keeping the balance of power between Angels and Humans. However, in their daily lives, they must learn to conquer their own demons as they battle one another for dominance.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Speculative/Science Fiction
    Pages: 108
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: PHE Ink – Writing Solutions Firm
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 9780982447543
    Purchasing: Barnes and Noble:

  13. D. J. Stephens Says:

    Bearkiller

    by D. J. Stephens

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    Do you believe in reincarnation?

    BEARKILLER is a fast paced adventure novel that takes a man from the present to over two hundred years in the past, to possibly a past life!

    Jeff Barkil has a passion for hunting. It seems to have been an integral part of his being since he was a boy. But he has never known why he is so drawn to it. Maybe after this he will.

    On a solo elk hunt in the Rocky Mountains, Jeff discovers something very peculiar. Although he’s never even seen this place before, he seems to know all the landmarks. Somehow he’s able to guess exactly what is in the next valley or over the next hill. Dismissing these amazing perceptions as a fluke, he carries on with his hunt-until he is attacked by a vicious grizzly. Using a great deal of natural skill and determination, Barkil manages to kill the bear and survive. But he is badly injured; he feels close to death. With no one to help him, he struggles to get himself out of the mountains.

    On the second morning of his ordeal, he awakens with his mind in a blur. All he knows for sure is that he is young…in his late teens…and that he has just killed an attacking grizzly. While he is trying to clear his head, he discovers that he has traveled two hundred years back in time and a hunting party of Blackfoot Indians has taken him to their village to honor him for his bravery. Soon he is regarded as a splendid warrior and is given the name “Bearkiller.” In the boy’s subsequent adventures stealing horses and waging war against the Shoshone and the Sioux; he encounters and learns the landmarks he will recognize over two hundred years later as Jeff Barkil.

    In due course, Bearkiller rescues the beautiful daughter of a chief, falls in love with her, and takes her as his bride. But the life of an Indian in the 1780’s was often brief. One day in a fierce battle, the old grizzly wounds are reopened and he is defeated. With blood pouring out of his body, Bearkiller lies down to die…and wakes up in a Forest Service rescue helicopter, as Jeff Barkil. The woman attending him, a doctor from the Blackfoot reservation, is fascinated that he has come out of unconsciousness speaking fluent Blackfoot. He’s even calling her by her Blackfoot name. It’s also the name of Bearkiller’s wife.

    As the events of his life as an Indian slip rapidly from his mind, Jeff Barkil wonders if what he experienced was real. Was he dreaming? Or was he reliving a past life? What will always remain clear is the image of a great grizzly standing over him, looking down at him as if from the top of a mountain, seeming to know his soul, somehow communicating to him without saying the words: “Until we meet again, Bearkiller.”

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Pages: 297
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Infinity Publishing
    Publication Year: 2008
    ISBN: 0-7414-4966-8
    Purchasing: http://www.djstephens.net/Order.html

  14. Alex Austin Says:

    The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed

    by Alex Austin

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    It’s the late Sixties and Asbury Park, New Jersey, a once high-flying resort, is now rent with drugs, crime and racial tension. Against that backdrop, Sam Nesbitt returns from war and its horrors. As a guitarist Sam has the goods as and harbors dreams of that hit album that will get him the hell out of New Jersey. Except the music is too much of an escape. It’s a pipe dream that bursts whenever confronted by all the obstacles surrounding Sam. Instead of bringing glory, Sam’s efforts become an endless series of letdowns—bad gigs, continuous debt, medical mishaps, band breakups, missed opportunities—that far outweigh those nights where everything goes right. If he’s not a hero, he’s the only guy in town who hasn’t given up even if he’s the only one who knows it’s worthless to even try.”

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mainstream
    Pages: 263 PAGES
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Virtual Bookworm
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-1-60264-
    450-2.
    Purchasing: BARNES & NOBLE

  15. Jim Musgrave Says:

    Russian Wolves

    by Jim Musgrave

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    Ebook of the Year Award Winner (2000-2001) Bookbooters Press
    This riveting story traces the creation of a serial killer and how one man’s desire to get his family to America causes him to use this killer as a paid assassin for the Russian Mafia. Can CIA agent Dr. Abigail Soloman convince her country of her discovery?

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Thriller
    Pages: 256
    Format: Ebook/Hardback
    Language: English
    Publisher: CIC Publishers
    Publication Year: 2007
    ASIN: B000ZM90JU
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE: Amazon

  16. Andy Love Says:

    Short Shocks Volume I

    by Andy Love

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    This book of two short horror stories, is the first creation from horror writer Andy Love. Minion, a gothic tale of one man’s hobby turned to nightmare. A Night With Frost is the reason we should believe in fables. If you don’t want to see the ice-cold horror of Jack Frost approaching; then don’t believe. Try and make it through a chilling and devastating night with your life.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Horror
    Pages: 100
    Format: Paperback/Hardback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Lulu.Com
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9781409271314
    Purchasing: http://stores.lulu.com/andylove

  17. Tim King Says:

    From the Ashes of Courage (Ardor Point #1)

    by J. Timothy King

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    Gail Bishop is a headstrong, driven, single-minded businesswoman, a successful independent professional at only 29 years old. But she still feels empty. Eddie Chase is a fun-loving real-estate agent who made a mint in the boom market, now fast running out of money. And their friends set them up on a blind date, unaware that many years ago, they were once married to each other.Now, both are taken aback by their feelings for each other at a romantic, seaside cottage on Ardor Point, and by the impact this will have on the rest of their lives. This long-languishing relationship that Gail thought was surely dead, could it hold the secret, the meaning of life that she’s looking for?A heart-wrenching story of human kindness and love without strings.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Pages: 224
    Format: Paperback/eBook
    Language: English
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-0981692548
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE:
    Amazon BarnedAndNoble.com J. Timothy King’s web shop (autographed copies)

  18. marilyn jenkins Says:

    The Legacy of Alice Waters

    by Marilyn Jenkins

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    Alice Waters, found guilty of poisoning her lover’s wife and child, was hanged in 1947.

    In 1999, her daughter, now called Madeleine Chapman, travels to Wales with her own daughter to discover the truth about her own identity.

    The journey uncovers the secret that has overshadowed her life. Will her mother’s dying friend, Emily Bryant and Alice’s own journals shed a light on the tragedy?

    The journals record: Alice’s life as an unhappy schoolgirl; her service as a nurse during the Second World War and her betrayal by her married lover. Will Madeleine be helped to understand and forgive her mother?

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mystery – Whydunnit GENRE
    Pages: 321
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: YouWriteOn
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: ISBN 9781849233828#
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORES:
    available from (and search inside) at: Amazon
    also at:Waterstones, Smiths
    and Tesco

    alternatively – download an e-copy (price £3.00 from
    epublishing online

  19. Dr Robert E McGinnis Says:

    Raised in Paradise

    by Dr Robert E McGinnis

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    Raised in Paradise is a story about a young Indian boy who is free to roam the mountains and ranch lands of the local Indians. He and his animal companions overcome great challenges. His first big challenge is being kidnapped along with his mountain lion friend. The pair are transported a long distance from home and after a dangerous escape, they encounter many different kinds of experiences that put them to the test. At all times, Little Eagle must protect his animal friends from detection on the long walk back home, but he still finds time to help out many of his newly found human friends as well. This is book five, and the last book, of the Paradise series.
    About the Author

    Dr Robert E McGinnis has long been interested in writing books that will encourage young people to read and to be able to understand what they read. Creating an interest in reading for young people is no easy task, but if we can create associations and encourage the use of imagination at the same time, we will have taken the steps we need to get started. By creating a connected series, we hope to challenge our young readers to read more. * Raised in Paradise *is the last of the Paradise Series. The first four books were; A Beckoning From Paradise, Secrets of Paradise, Paradise is Where You Find It, and Paradise Grows. There is a second series planned, which we think is aptly named the Little Eagle Series, as he will be one of the main characters throughout.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Pages: 196 page
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN-10: 1439233209
    ISBN-13: 978-1439233207

    Purchasing:

    Amazon

  20. Tamela Quijas Says:

    My Lord Raven

    by Tamela Quijas

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    ….I speak of a love that happens betwixt a man and a woman but once in a lifetime…

    Dante Burroughs was unaware of the hidden promises whispered in the ancient phrase, or of the dreams that would torment him.

    Unfulfilled dreams of a woman, whose soul had been promised to the Ravensmoors centuries past.

    Kathleen Bennett knew the torment.

    Dreams filled with the image of blue eyed man, whispering promises that were locked in her heart.

    A time would come, when the souls of the past would collide….

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Romance
    Pages: 214
    Format: Paperback/Ebooks
    Language: English
    Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
    Publication Year: 2009
    ASIN: B002QEC7P4
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE: Amazon

  21. U. L. Harper Says:

    The Flesh Statue

    by U. L. Harper

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    Tired of watching his ailing grandfather wither away from Alzheimers, 19 year old Langley Jackson moves from his middle class home and subsequently struggles to survive in downtown Long Beach. Here he finds himself part of a social movement bent on destruction and retribution. Through all of this, Langley must decide on trying to subsist in a complicated and unlawful new world of graffiti and poetry or endure in a disheartening old one outlined by the death of his mother and his sick grandfather.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: fiction/literature
    Pages: 364
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: iuniverse
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 9781440153228
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE:amazon.com

  22. Bertille Allahar Says:

    Trini Melange

    by Bertille David-Allahar

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    Through the story of Lucy, a woman born of rape, this narrative sensitively explores racism, poverty and oppression in a tumultous cosmopolitan society which, redolent of genteel pretensions and human tragedy, searches for catharsis through annual carnival abandon.
    Spanning 150 years from post slavery to post-colonial times, this shimmering yet gritty tale unfolds against the background of declining old cocoa and sugar plantations and gushing new oil wells in the tropical Caribbean island of Trinidad.
    A fascinating amalgam of history and heart-rending drama skilfully woven together by author Bertille-David-Allahar, this novel captures the odyssey of Lucy and other women of colour, through an intimate portraiture of awakening, endurance and coming of age in a stratified island society still haunted by the shadows of slavery.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Historical fiction; women’s issues
    Pages: 327
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Author House
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-1-4389-8976-1
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE
    Author House, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

  23. Heidi Thomas Says:

    Cowgirl Dreams

    by Heidi M. Thomas

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    Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star. That means competing with men, and cowgirls who ride the rodeo circuit are considered “loose women.” Addicted to the thrill of pitting her strength and wits against a half-ton steer in a rodeo, Nettie exchanges skirts for pants, rides with her brothers on their Montana ranch, and competes in neighborhood rodeos.
    Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams. Then she meets a young neighbor cowboy who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Will this be Nettie’s ticket to freedom and happiness? Will her rodeo dreams come true?
    Based on the life of the author’s grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.
    Cowgirl Dreams is available from the publisher, Treble Heart Books, Amazon.com or the author website. It is suitable for both adult and young adult readers.

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    Classification: Fiction/adult & YA
    Genre: Western
    Pages: 261
    Format: Paperback/Hardback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Treble Heart Books
    Publication Year: 2008
    ISBN: 978-1-932695-83-0
    Purchasing: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/SDHeidiThomas.html:

  24. Teisha Bourne Says:

    Motif

    by Teisha Bourne

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    Nineteen-year-old statuesque best friends forever,Tiffany Randal and Camisha Simmons, are as sizzling as the muggy Memphis summer. Home on break from Fisk, the beauties set out for a little fun in the sun. The twosome stumble upon heart-stopping gorgeous factory worker, Rayford Hunchings, and later, dashing and delectable law student, Phillip Terrell. The perfect girls now have the perfect guys. Or so it seems… Rayford and Phillip draw the young ladies into a bizarre world of secrets and fetishes, which preclude a diabolical scheme to commit cold blooded murder–for a once in a lifetime chance to inherit millions–in a quirky high stakes game that tests loyality, reality…and sanity.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mystery/Thriller
    Pages: 233
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Belletristic Press LLC
    Publication Year: 2008
    ISBN:978-0979659485
    Purchasing: Belletristic Press LLC, Barnes&Noble, Amazon.com, All digital media

  25. Janet Fogg Says:

    Soliloquy

    by Janet Fogg

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    A tale of passion. Of heroes, hope, and the consequences of creating extraordinary music amidst the dark nights of World War II.

    Erin Lockhart Meyer’s sudden passage backward in time to World War II France forces her to use her music to protect members of the Resistance from the attention of a German officer. A concert pianist and composer, now she’s performing for her life. But what she thought was already an impenetrable maze of confusion becomes even more mystifying when she helps a wounded British pilot evade capture. Arick. Arick Ambrose. She recognizes him; knows his name. But she knows him from her own life and time. How could he be here as well? Does he remember her? Erin’s attraction to Arick could prove deadly as the German officer demands more and more from Erin. Will she learn how to return to her own time? If she does return, will she ever find Arick again? For Erin, time is running out.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Historical (time-travel) romance
    Pages: 312
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 1-60154-588-6
    Purchasing: Amazon

  26. Gary Val Tenuta Says:

    The Ezekiel Code

    by Gary Val Tenuta

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    1887 AD:
    A fabled “lost scroll”, scribed by the prophet Ezekiel, comes into the hands of a secret society, the Order of the New Dawn. Brother Hiram – a mystic priest of the Order – has a vision in which he sees the year 2012 (the end of the ancient Mayan calendar) as an unprecedented window of opportunity for the next step in the evolution of human consciousness. He also sees something coming that would prevent this window from opening; a catastrophic event that, if left unchecked, would seal the fate of humankind forever. He realizes the Lost Scroll and his vision of 2012 have a strange but vital connection. In an attempt to save the future he devises a coded message that he hopes will one day find it’s way into the hands of someone who can prevent the greatest natural catastrophe the modern world has ever known.

    1999 AD:
    Frank McClintock – a self-styled adventurer and researcher of ancient mysteries – comes into possession of the coded parchment. But an unfortunate fate awaits him and the parchment will lie hidden for another six years.

    2005 AD:
    Zeke Banyon, a Catholic seminary dropout, is running a homeless shelter in the old waterfront district of Seattle. He and his assistant, Angela, unwittingly stumble upon the code and soon find themselves thrust into a world of secret societies, metaphysics, mystery, and murder. In the process of trying to understand the code – and dodging rogue Jesuit priests and the mysterious Illuminati at every turn – Banyon discovers a disturbing truth about himself and the extraordinary fate that awaits him… and us. No amount of seminary schooling could ever have prepared him for this.

    2012 is coming… Or is it?
    The clock is ticking…
    The code must be deciphered…
    And only one man can save the planet…
    If he can just figure out how – before it’s too late.

    Watch the 3 video trailers and read the first 12 chapters (Free!) at http://www.ezekielcode.com.

    Available in paperback, ebook, and Kindle.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mixed Metaphysical-Mystery-Adventure-Occult-Science Fiction
    Pages: 676
    Format: Paperback, Kindle, eBook (pdf)
    Language: English
    Publisher: Outskirts Press
    Publication Year: 2007
    ISBN: ISBN# 978-1-4327-0650-0
    Purchasing: Amazon.com

  27. Keta Diablo Says:

    Decadent Deceptions

    by Keta Diablo

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    Daring and desperate to win Morgan’s love, Olivia Breedlove embarks on a reckless folly. But everything backfires when Morgan remains one step ahead of her and the game ventures down a path of duplicity and murder.

    A decade ago, Morgan was a heartbeat away from taking Olivia’s virginity. Her father, Thaddeus, intervened and threatened to meet him over pistols if he so much as looked at his daughter again. But now, Thaddeus is dead and Morgan has no intention of ignoring the ravenous hunger he’s harbored for the blasted woman for ten years.

    One way or the other, he will quench this burning desire and make her his forever.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Pages: 200
    Format: e-format
    Language: English
    Publisher: Noble Romance
    Publication Year: 2009
    978-1-60592-013-9
    Purchasing: NOBLE ROMANCE

  28. Kensington Roth Says:

    Able Danger

    by Kensington Roth

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    Agent Harrison Court-006 a black ops-spy discovers China’s secret attack planned for the U. S. taking him on a new mission across Asia and Europe against time to stop a rogue ex-CIA agent DaSage. Court uncovers China’s deadly super weapon from a known terrorist leader hiding in the caves of Tora Bora. OO6 must find out what American cities the silent gravity weapon will destroy and defeat the phantom of reverse gravity before history is altered forever.

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    Classification – Fiction
    Genre – Spy Thriller
    Pages – 266
    Format – Paperback
    Language – English
    Publisher – Kensington Roth Media/BookMasters
    Publication Year – 9780615294339
    Purchasing – Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.jp, B&N, Borders, Books-a-Million, Blackwell, Flipkart, Tower, ebay, http://www.Able-Danger.net

  29. J. Conrad Guest Says:

    Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings

    by J. Conrad Guest

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    You know Backstop. He plays for any team in any city in America with a major league ball club. You cheer him when he delivers, and boo him when he doesn’t. In what could be his last game after 14 years in the major leagues—the seventh game of the World Series—Backstop chronicles his rookie season, takes the reader to Chicago where he finds romance, and reveals the heartbreak he endured in the aftermath of an adulterous affair.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Romance
    Pages: 222
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Second Wind Publishing
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-1935171317
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE: AMAZON, Second Wind Publishing

  30. Ida Plassay Says:

    Love of a Lifetime

    By Ida Plassay

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    Rita Sterling, at the age of twenty-seven, was about to make the biggest mistake of her life, hoping to find the kind of love her parents shared until her mother was tragically taken away from them. She was about to settle for a man she thought she loved, searching for that special love. Rita was pure and innocent in every sense of the word, but that was about to change! The night of her engagement party as she started descending the stairs, her eyes locked on a handsome stranger. He was staring at her, but she was magnetically staring right back! Those blue eyes of his were electrifying! He advanced closer to the stairs, drawn to the vision of perfection that had almost reached the last step. He extended his hand, reaching for hers. “Forgive me for staring. I have never seen such a beauty before me!” His voice came out coarse and dry. “I am Vittorio delle Rose.”

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    Classification- fiction
    Genre- Contemporary Romance
    Pages- 159
    Format- Paperback
    Language- English
    Publisher- Publish America
    Publication- 2004
    ISBN-1413753248
    Purchasing- http://www.amazon.com http://www.amazon.ca http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca and many more on line book stores.

  31. Ida Plassay Says:

    Abandoned Love

    By Ida Plassay

    “She’s my mommy! Mine! You don’t have a mommy!” Delila Love was cruelly told when she was only four. After that bombshell, she lived in numerous foster homes where she never felt loved or wanted. Starving for love and affection, she began to believe in someone who kept professing his love to her daily, and the results almost ended up costing her her life, leaving her devastated and more insecure than ever. As a dedicated nurse, Delila never socialized or dated anyone. However, through pleading and coaxing by her only friend and roommate, Janet Green, she did agree to attend a party with her. Grant Sanders was instantly enchanted by Delila’s beauty. He thought that she was magnetic. She looked like an angel with her long wavy blonde hair, and she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. He just couldn’t take his eyes off her! In one glance, Grant’s beautiful big brown eyes captivated Delila. Realizing how head over heels in love she was with Grant, her insecurities emerged. How long before he’d betray her?

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    Classification- Fiction
    Genre- Contemporary Romance
    Pages- 218
    Format- Paperback
    Language- English
    Publisher- Publish America
    Publication- 2006
    ISBN- 1424106060
    Purchasing- http://www.amazon.com http://www.amazon.ca http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca and many more on line bookstores

  32. Ida Plassay Says:

    Evangeline’s Fantasy Man

    By Ida Plassay

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    At a very young age, Evangeline Anderson had fallen madly in love with a handsome, tall, dark, romantic figure, while slowly steering her horse through the woods and daydreaming about the man she’d one day marry. Since then, the place became like a shrine to her, and she visited the spot often in hopes of seeing him again. Though the sightings were few, and always from afar, she never stopped fantasizing about him. Not even after he growled at her to get off his property, making her feel like she wasn’t worthy to be on the same ground as he. Now, many years later, Evangeline finally meets her fantasy man. But Jerald Drake doesn’t believe in love. He always gets what he wants, and what he wants now is Evangeline, the rare, enchanting beauty dressed in the ruby-red gown. Will either of them get what they want, or will they lose one another forever?

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    Classification- Fiction
    Genre- Contemporary Romance
    Page- 212
    Format- Paperback
    Language- English
    Publisher- Publish America
    Publication- 2009
    ISBN- 1608135985
    Purchasing- http://www.amazon.com http://www.amazon.ca http://www.barnesandnoble.com
    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca and many more on line bookstores

  33. Robert G. Brown Says:

    The Book of Lilith

    by Robert G. Brown

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    Lilith is the first person given a soul by Innana, and it is her job to give souls to all living beings by loving them. The first to receive a soul from her is Adam, her life partner, and his job is to construct a set of moral laws to bring order out of chaos. Unfortunately, Adam is an insecure, narcissistic sort who insists on being on top whenever they have sex to “be closer to God”, and Lilith will have none of that. The conflict that ensues sends Lilith out on a Zen journey across the ancient world giving things souls, working miracles, and ultimately giving birth to a god. The Book of Lilith will make you laugh and cry as the story of the oldest conflict in the world is retold the way it should have been. A book to make you think.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy
    Pages: 240
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Lulu
    Publication Year: 2007
    ISBN: 978-1430322450
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1430322454

  34. cannondle Says:

    Hauling Checks

    by Alex Stone

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    I’m a cargo pilot. In the industry, I’m known as a “Freight Dog.” I fly canceled checks and other types of high-value cargo around the country, mostly at night, in airplanes that are older than I am. Flying freight-or “work” as we call it-in small, twin-engine aircraft is a lesser known side of the aviation world. Our day starts when banker’s hours end. Thousands of flights move millions of pounds of work from city to city every night while the rest of the country is asleep.
    We’re out there in the freezing rain getting de-iced when you’re laying down for bed. We’re sweeping the snow off our wings with a broom at three in the morning. That horrible thunderstorm you heard last night while you were sleeping, we were flying through it. The fog you woke up to in the early morning hours, we were landing in it.

    Hauling Checks is a comedy about the darker side of aviation. A cast of degenerate pilots, who work for a shady night time air cargo operation, take you on a flight through the unfriendly skies. The pilots abuse every Reg in the book in their quest to make deadlines for their high value cargo. As the company falls on hard times, management resorts to questionable measures to save the failing airline.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Humor
    Pages: 166
    Format: Paperback/ebook
    Language: English
    Publisher: AWS Books
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-1449563332
    Purchasing: http://www.haulingchecks.com

  35. kaylinmcfarren Says:

    Flaherty’s Crossing

    by Kaylin McFarren

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    From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness…

    Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mainstream
    Pages: 235
    Format: eBook/Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Champagne Books
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1-926681-19-1
    Purchasing: http://www.champagnebooks.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_12&products_id=357:

  36. Jeremy G. Woods Says:

    In Peril’s Way

    by Jeremy G. Woods

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    Detective Dylan Greene is coming home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when his car runs out of gas in the middle of a rainstorm. His cell phone’s battery also dies, forcing him to seek help from a nearby house that looks deserted. The occupant lets him stay at her house for the night, but something tells him that she is different than she appears. His suspicions are proven right when she locks him up in a room that also houses her dead husband’s body. He has to find a way out of the windowless room in order to get back to his fiancée, Eva Malone, and make sure that he is not next on the madwoman’s hit list.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Mystery
    Pages: 36
    Format: Paperback/Hardback
    Language: English
    Publisher: self-published
    Publication Year: YEAR
    ISBN: 978-1442171077
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE:
    Amazon.com

  37. Cindy Vine Says:

    The Case of Billy B

    by Cindy Vine

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    Born with a cleft lip to a mother who abandoned him at six months, it seems that the odds are against Billy from the start. Chris, his father, must make the decision to leave his army career behind and accept the responsibility or have the child go into foster care. Billy and Chris encounter immense challenges as they struggle to find love and acceptance in an unforgiving world. Rejected by all but his loving father, Billy B is thrust into a silent hell alone, branded a freak and a misfit.

    It seems there is no help for the struggling single father and his son. It’s just them against the world. Stella, an unstable caregiver, not only endangers Billy, but creates havoc for Chris. Billy becomes the ultimate life spectator in a game of survival. As the fear intensifies that their lives may be in real danger, Chris realizes that he must find a way to save himself and Billy, while still attempting to provide a stable home for his son.

    The Case of Billy B has a contemporary theme, and looks at child abuse and the role of adults in its prevention, and asks the questions, ‘Do we determine our destiny? Do we create our own reality?’

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    Classification: FICTION
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    Pages: 284
    Format: Paperback/Kindle
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: I1449980414 #
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.com/Case-Billy-B-Cindy-Vine/dp/1449980414/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266135738&sr=8-3

  38. Maria Savva Says:

    Pieces of a Rainbow

    by Maria Savva

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    ‘Pieces of a Rainbow’ is a collection of seven short stories, each one based on a different colour of the rainbow. You will find a full spectrum of emotions within the stories. Some are sad, some uplifting. There are not always happy endings, but the tales reflect the real world, and the forces of nature at work in our lives; sometimes beyond our control. The stories are diverse in style, and the characters, although fictional, are true-to-life. There is something for everyone in this inspired collection. Excerpt from ‘Forever Blue’: ‘…Some people are lucky; they just carry on going, keeping up with the current, riding the waves. Others find a ship they can sail in forever; but some are left to drift alone, battling against the waves, and hoping they can get to the shore in one piece.’

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Short Stories
    Pages: 149
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Rose And Freedom Books
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 0956410103
    Purchasing: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tower, WH Smith

  39. Michelle Hoover Says:

    The Quickening

    by Michelle Hoover

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    Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well.
    In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Novel
    Pages: 220
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Other Press
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 1590513460
    Purchasing: Random House, Indiebound, Amazon, bookstores

  40. Jess C Scott Says:

    4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories

    by Jess C Scott

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    4:Play captures the deliciousness of sexual fulfillment, the adventure of conquest, and the mystery of unexplored territory.

    Among these progressive stories, a brother and sister try to make sense of the sexual love they share; a demure young woman encounters an incubus; and two friends strike up a stimulating discussion that acts as the perfect aphrodisiac.

    With a scope and style that is fresh and compelling, 4:Play dives into the depths of navigating gender, sexuality, and the lines of desire.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Erotica, Short Stories
    Pages: 266
    Format: Paperback / Ebook
    Language: English
    Publisher: CS
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 1448647665
    Purchasing: Amazon, Smashwords

  41. MJ Smith Says:

    Forever Yours

    by M. J. Smith

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    Europe is torn apart by World War II and a feisty and beautiful heroine, Liz, answers the call to battle as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Philip, her childhood friend and superior in the air force, is in a position of authority to stop her, but Liz is determined. Before she leaves on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, the two share a passionate night and Philip proposes, giving her his grandmother’s ring.

    Liz’s plane goes down during her mission in enemy territory while Philip is sent to train with an elite team of paratroopers. The two discover other loves during their time apart, each thinking the other is lost forever.

    Will these two star-crossed lovers find each other or will a war that has destroyed so much destroy the greatest love each has ever known?

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Pages: 267
    Format: Hardback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Eloquent Books
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: ISBN#978-1608602155
    Purchasing: ONLINE BOOKSTORE: http://jackiemsmith.weebly.com/buy.html

  42. Sketa Says:

    The Parchment

    by Sketa

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    ‘The Parchment’ is an intriguing tale of a young boy on his way to a gifted school for youngsters, in Scotland. Before leaving for the airport, he discovers a mysterious stick on his neighbour’s roof top – that magically comes to life.
    Ethan -Luke Hobbs and the stick – Mentor Immortalis share a unique bond, due to Ethan’s pre-determined destiny – to uphold the balance between time and destiny. To do this, Ethan must find and decipher the parchment; however the evil false prophet – Lord van der Swift, is set on achieving ultimate power over time and reclaiming destiny’s cards as his own.
    The story weaves around mystery, magic and the importance of family.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/Comedy
    Pages: 328 PAGES
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-144996770-3
    Purchasing: Createspace, The Nile, eBay, Borders
    http://www.fishpond.com.au
    http://www.seekbooks.com.au
    http://www.amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.co.uk
    AVAILABLE AT MOST ONLINE BOOKSTORES AND SOME RETAIL STORES ACROSS THE GLOBE

  43. S.G. Browne Says:

    Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament

    by S.G. Browne

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    Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence.

    But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography.

    When the group meets a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket, to the SPCA, to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Dark Comedy/Social Satire
    Pages: 320
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Broadway Books/Random House
    Publication Year: 2009
    ISBN: 978-0-7679-3061-1
    Purchasing: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powell’s

  44. Tierney O'Malley Says:

    Wicked Knight:Knight Brothers Series Book 1

    by Tierney O’Malley

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    He vowed never to love again. She is afraid to love. A passion so strong they cannot resist.

    Ruggedly handsome pediatrician, Dr. Tristan Knight, is done with marriage. Once is enough. Eager to avoid making another mistake of getting trapped in marriage vows, Tristan wields strong control to suppress his growing attraction to his sister’s friend, Julie Parrish. But his resolve is tested when an unusual request for help lands on his lap–marry Julie.

    Author and former model, Julie Parrish has been trying to keep her image clean; otherwise, her drunkard father will get the inheritance her mother has left her. She will never let that happen. But her stepmother, Marla, has learned about the will’s stipulation. Since then, she’s been attempting to prove to the lawyers that Julie is far from being clean. Fortunately, her mother has added an out to the will. Marriage. So when Tristan surprised her by offering his help end her problem with Marla, she accepts. But Julie wants more than just a ring. She wants the elusive doctor’s heart.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
    Pages: 59,250
    Format: Ebook
    Language: English
    Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1-60435-646-5

    Buy Link: Red Rose Publishing

  45. Laurel Lamperd Says:

    Crossroads at Isca

    by Laurel Lamperd

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    Roman Britain in 2AD. Hadrian’s Wall is built in the north to keep the barbarians out. The Romans have made war on the Druids and unruly tribes in the south.
    Poet and musician, Faine, is attracted to the young Roman tribune, Titus Antoninus but she knows when his time is up in Britain, he will return to Rome and marry a Roman virgin. She fights her attraction for him.
    All Marella, her cousin, wanted was to dance. She was determined to use Tribune Lucius Acilius to further her ambitions. Marriage was not on her agenda.
    But first Faine and Marella have to overcome the plans of their uncle, Ceomin, chieftain of a British hillfort, who plots to use his nieces for his own ambitions.

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    Classification: fiction
    Genre: historical fiction
    Pages: 213
    Format: paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: You Write On
    Publication year: 2009
    ISBN: 9781849237772
    Purchasing: Amazon

  46. swimanog Says:

    Uncorrected Proof

    by Louisiana Alba

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    His espionage novel stolen by a celebrity ‘sweeper’ author, Archie Lees embarks on a helter-skelter odyssey seeking justice inside the dark worlds of Anglo-American publishing, the tale swinging from London to Barcelona, New York, Aigues-Mortes and back again over twelve months, November 2003 to October 2004.

    Louisiana Alba ransacks categories, voices and genres excavating plagiarism and influence, reanimating modernism, realism, magic realism, poetry, pop, drama, screenwriting and the postmodernist novel, defrocking the methods and madness of major and minor literary techniques and reputations in a century of writerly solitude.

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    Classification: fiction
    Genre: Literary
    Pages: 312
    Format: paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: ElephantEars Press
    Publication year: 2008
    ISBN: 978-0-9558676-0-6
    Purchasing: Small Press Distribution, Amazon, http://elephantearspress.com

  47. Waheed Rabbani Says:

    Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest

    by Waheed Rabbani

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    Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest, is Book I of a trilogy of historical fiction set during India’s struggle for freedom—Azadi—from the British Raj. The Books weave a tale of international intrigue, conflict, and poignant love between interesting characters of that era.

    In 1965 an over 100-year-old sea chest, believed to be that of an American doctor, Margaret, is discovered in the storage room of a hospital in Delhi. Another American doctor, Sharif, who originally hails from Delhi and is on contract at the hospital, is entrusted with the task of locating the mysterious woman’s relatives and returning her trunk. Sharif tracks down Margaret’s descendants in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. Her diaries, and other artefacts—such as the Kingdom of Jhansi’s crown—are found in the coffer.

    Margaret, born in New Jersey to a Scottish Presbyterian clerical family, overcomes tremendous obstacles and achieves her heart’s desire, in 1850, to become one of the first North American women doctors. She marries her Canadian cousin, Robert, and travels with him to serve in the Crimean war of 1854. In Crimea, they have to not only face hardships of battles, but also endure other conflicts.

    From events leading to and after the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, Margaret meets a Russian officer, Count Nicholai. The surprise ending of Book I, leaves Margaret in a quandary, whether to seek vengeance or to continue on with her journey to India. In the end, she believes she has made the right decision.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Historical Fiction-Romance
    Pages: 436
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Youwriteon-Legend Press, UK
    Publication Year: December 2008
    ISBN: 978-184-923-1770
    Purchasing: Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc.

  48. Philip Spires Says:

    Mission

    by Philip Spires

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    Michael, a missionary priest in Kenya, has just killed Munyasya, a retired army officer. It might have been an accident, but Mulonzya, a politician resentful of the power of foreign churches, tries to exploit the tragedy for his own ends. Boniface, a young church worker, and his wife, Josephine, have just lost their child. They did not make it to the hospital in time, possibly because Michael made a detour to retrieve a letter from the Mission, a letter from Janet, a former volunteer teacher who was the priest’s neighbour for two years. It is Munyasya who has the last laugh, however, when he reveals that he was probably in control of events all along. Thirty years on, the same characters find their lives still influenced by his memory.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: General/literary fiction
    Pages: 432
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Libros International
    Publication Year: 2007
    ISBN: 1905988079
    Purchasing: http://www.philipspires.co.uk

  49. Philip Spires Says:

    A Fool’s Knot

    by Philip Spires

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    John Mwangangi is an idealist. He turns his back on a successful legal career in London to return to his home in Migwani, a small, poor town in eastern Kenya. His ambition is to assist his country’s development, to create a model that others might emulate. But in trying to rediscover his roots and his very identity, old tensions resurface and new battles have to be fought. John gradually finds himself isolated by irreconcilable demands, excluded from his own culture, never fully admitted to the one he adopts. His father seeks proof of his son’s integrity and insists that John’s daughter be initiated into adulthood, an act that John’s wife would never sanction. And when the tensions force the family apart, John finds solace in the company of Janet Rowlandson, a young British volunteer teacher, who becomes more than a friend. It becomes clear that someone will try to force the issue. A Fool’s Knot is a sensitive portrait of a man’s attempt to reclaim his cultural identity and, at the same time, stimulate change. The contradictions he must confront in his campaign against the grinding poverty of his people lead almost inevitably to conflict.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: General/literary fiction
    Pages: 308
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Libros International
    Publication Year: 2008
    ISBN: 1905988486
    Purchasing: http://www.philipspires.co.uk

  50. Tamela Quijas Says:

    Blood Moon (Book 2 of the Blood Chronicles)

    by Tamela Quijas

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    Romance Author Genevieve Carter’s world revolved around daydreams and fantasy. More involved in a world that existed between her and imagination, she was unprepared for the horror she witnessed on a busy street.

    He had died in her arms, the victim of a vicious and brutal crime.

    Genie would never forget his gasping words, the molten gold of his eyes as he had stared at her, or the final breath that had escaped his lips. She had left the city soon afterward, tormented by his handsome image, haunted by his whispered pleas.

    She had been with him when he died.

    Then, why, was he on her doorstep?

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: General/paranromal romance
    Format: Kindle
    Language: English
    Publication Year: 2010
    ASIN: B003DQO2T8
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Moon-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B003DQO2T8/

  51. David Burrows Says:

    The Prophecy of the Kings, a Fantasy Trilogy

    by David Burrows

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    The Prophecy of the Kings Trilogy is pure escapism. Find yourself engrossed in an epic fantasy, penned by the author, David Burrows. Read about dragons and demons, fighting to take over the world as they strive for domination. The Prophecy of the Kings has fast action, tremendous characterisation and a unique plot. This is fantasy at its best.

    Feel remorse for Kaplyn, the hero, as he is taken to the very brink of despair when his world is plunged into nightmare. He seeks an adventure to impress his brothers but instead his life is ripped apart. In a clash of powers his shaol (guardian spirit), is replaced with the spirit of a dead emperor. Shastlan is evil. He has summoned dragons to his world and then fallen under their spell. With their aid he has destroyed his world and his ghost wanders the land in misery, seeking the companionship of others but shunned by his own realisation of dire deeds that cannot be undone.

    Kaplyn experiences the horrors of the demon world, and he sees souls in eternal damnation. And yet, as low as his life has become, Kaplyn is seen as a saviour. He, too, summons a dragon and he fights off a demon attack. But deep down his soul is restless, he senses that dragons are evil, he dare not lead the army, and yet there seems to be no option. The power of the demons and the spirit world far exceeds any defence the people might raise.

    From the start, Dragon Rider grips the reader. An acolyte is sacrificed to the god Ryoch. A god in name only. A false god. For behind the growing tide of war, Drachar seeks to return. His influence has paved the way and he will lead the demon hoard. Kaplyn will stand against him, broken, his family dead and salvation a false hope.
    Read sample chapters and the synopsis at:
    Prophecy of the Kings Website

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy
    Pages: 674
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1450520546
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prophecy-Kings-David-Burrows/dp/1450520545/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270886262&sr=8-5

  52. David Burrows Says:

    Book 1 of the Prophecy of the Kings

    by David Burrows

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    Vastra is a man possessed. Where other men require food to sustain them, his craving is for power. He seeks an Eldric talisman, ensnaring two men to aid him. Fate guides his hand and, unwittingly, he chooses Kaplyn, who is seeking to escape his own destiny and Lars, shipwrecked and friendless, an outcast on the Allund shore. An unlikely trio, they form a fragile alliance but, recklessly ambitious, Vastra will betray them in a heartbeat.

    Throughout their journey, there are clear signs that demons are active, stealing souls and slaking their unholy hunger. Their journey takes them to a mysterious tower, beset by traps, where Kaplyn triggers a chain of events unleashing the full power of a prophecy that could doom them all. Deep in the heart of a mountain lays a power that not even Vastra has the audacity to envision. But who really is guiding Vastra’s destiny? Kaplyn has the talisman and, for all of Vastra’s threats, he is unwilling to part with it.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy
    Pages: 218
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1450506809
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Prophecy-Kings-David-Burrows/dp/1450506801/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270886262&sr=8-9

  53. David Burrows Says:

    Book 2 of the Prophecy of the Kings

    by David Burrows

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    Armies are gathering but Astalus, the Thracian court wizard, is in a quandary as to who to trust. Shocking news has arrived from an unlikely source. A spy, arrested brazenly entering the city, claims to be a prince from an extinct royal household, a household that was overthrown, the family members murdered over sixty years ago. Intriguingly, the spy’s claim to be from Allund is more than a coincidence, for the army marching against them is also from Allund.

    Who indeed to trust? The stranger brings with him news of an army from Trosgarth, which can only mean one thing. Drachar’s shade has been summoned and the Prophecy is coming to pass. Old alliances are broken and many monarchs slain. No sign yet exists of the king predicted by the Prophecy, who will save them all. Astalus, normally so certain and confident, is suddenly plummeted into his worst nightmare, for soon Thrace could be threatened by demons and, against them, there is no salvation. In a land fraught with betrayal, fear and death, the shadows are deepening.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy
    Pages: 230
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1450506816
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Prophecy-Kings-David-Burrows/dp/145050681X/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270886262&sr=8-10

  54. David Burrows Says:

    Book 3 of the Prophecy of the Kings

    by David Burrows

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    Astalus has returned bearing good news. He has found an Eldric spell book and, in particular, a spell to summon dragons. The allies march north to confront the Trosgarth’s growing might, but the people of Trosgarth have been busy. Warrior priests can now communicate across the battlefield using their shaol, death knights have been resurrected, and in the air grakyn are supported by a new threat–a demon/dragon hybrid. To make matters worse, Astalus discovers that the power that Kaplyn and Vastra recovered so long ago can open a permanent gateway to the demon world. Drachar is finally free and he and all his minions will march from the very depths of hell.

    Astalus knows all of this through a demon that has possessed him. The army marches to its fate, unaware of the trap awaiting them. Prince Fiad leads them. Will he be the army’s salvation or damnation? The men mutter, uncomfortable in the knowledge that, at the final battle, a king will not lead them against the tides of evil. Drachar is poised, his death knights ready to tear the army apart.

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    Classification: Fiction
    Genre: Fantasy
    Pages: 236
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Publisher: Createspace
    Publication Year: 2010
    ISBN: 978-1450520454
    Purchasing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Prophecy-Kings-David-Burrows/dp/1450520456/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270886262&sr=8-11

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