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The Last Lessons of Christ: Living by Faith in an Age of Despair by Daniel Sweet (Sequoyah Trails Press)

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Offered by AndrewGilmore (author): My co-author and I are giving away one hundred copies of our new book, The Last Lessons of Christ.

It's a quick read at around 160 pages.

All we request is that you leave an honest review on Amazon.com. Thanks!

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Description: Do you ever feel hopeless in a world filled with pain and injustice?

Discover how the final teachings of Jesus can give you hope and inspiration.

Are you disheartened by senseless suffering and violence? Are you a Christian searching for encouraging guidance? Pastor Daniel Sweet and author Andrew Gilmore understand your struggle. After helping thousands find encouragement through the gospel message, they’ve teamed up to help you weather this troubled world and rediscover your faith.

The Last Lessons of Christ: Living by Faith in an Age of Despair is a powerful guide to help you be a light in the darkness and renew your convictions. At a time when so many Christians seem to have resigned themselves to despair or apathy, it is useful to remember that Jesus taught something radically different.

On the road to Jerusalem for the last time before his crucifixion, Jesus used every precious second he had left to prepare his disciples for his absence. Whether by miracle, object lesson, or parable, Jesus focused on one thing: faith. In contrast to the watered down version of faith we see in mass media throughout Western culture, Jesus taught that faith can move mountains.

Through encouraging parables, relevant lessons, and personal anecdotes, Sweet and Gilmore share empowering messages that can be applied to your everyday life. Easy-to-read with a touch of humor, this inspirational guide will help you rediscover lessons from scripture to transform your life.

In The Last Lessons of Christ, you’ll discover:

- How to rise above a world full of despair and reclaim your hope
- A deeper understanding of Luke’s gospel that will bring you unexpected joy
- How to make a difference in the world through spiritual empowerment
- The historical and cultural context of first century Israel
- Relevant lessons you can turn to over and over again, and much, much more!

The Last Lessons of Christ is the fresh look at faith you need amidst a world of turmoil. If you like learning through God’s wisdom, living an inspired existence, and seeking out hope, then you’ll love Daniel Sweet and Andrew Gilmore’s life-changing guide.

Read The Last Lessons of Christ to rediscover the type of faith Jesus taught his own disciples!

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Cleo: Under the Surface by C.T. Barney (JouleInk)

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Offered by C.T.Barney (author): Hi I'm C.T. Barney, the author, I'm doing a giveaway because this is my first novel. I want people to read, review, and provide feedback. I love hearing from readers. Thanks for your consideration.
-C.T. Barney

Description: People try to hide pieces of themselves from the world,
but Cleo’s best kept secret is a mystery, even to her.

Cleopatra Travers can’t remember what happens when she’s sleepwalking. Her parents know. They witnessed something they aren’t telling Cleo-and now whatever she did has carved a canyon of space between her entire family. Cleo’s parents are afraid of her, which makes Cleo terrified and unsure of herself.

Not receiving the love and acceptance she longs for at home, Cleo tries to fill the void at school. Now, as her junior year ends, she is finally becoming popular. But her plans become disrupted by the resurfacing of a forgotten crush and new discoveries about her sleepwalking that risk the exposure of her long-kept secret

You’ll love this mysterious and romantic story with realistic characters and sharp wit. Under the Surface is the first book of a brilliant young adult sci-fi series.

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A Hero's Cape by Cory Q Tan (The Luminous Cat)

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Description: A boy was reading a book in the park when a strange red cloth descended from the sky and landed on him. It's a Flying Cape! But just as Luck would have it, he lost the Cape as quickly as he found it. Join our hero in his quest to retrieve the Cape, in a series of hilarious and unexpected encounters with various characters in the neighbourhood, including a Father and a Baby, a Girl walking her Dog in the park, a Cat eager to protect her Kittens, and many others. In the end, would he be able to retrieve the Hero's Cape? Or would he be able to discover the true meaning of kindness, courage and sacrifice?

A funny story with a meaningful message at the end, this children's picture book is targeted at 3 to 8 year-olds, with 32 beautiful original illustrations by Cory Q Tan.

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The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi Volume I: Homecoming by Kelvyn Fernandes (Kelvyn Fernandes)

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Offered by Kelvyn_Fernandes (author): Will provide ebook copies in .epub, .mobi, and .pdf formats for your convenience. I will also provide an AUDIOBOOK VERSION if you prefer! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

If you liked my book, I'd love it if you could leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Kobo, or wherever else you frequent!

Please enjoy the adventure! I'd love to have your company on this journey,

Kelvyn

Description: Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that focuses on meaningful character interactions, delicate world building, and intense action battles.

She emerged within a dark sea of green, shielding her eyes against the crescent moon’s pale blaze. The twinkling stars hummed softly, discordant against the chattering birds below. The lush leaves rippled in the breeze, tempting Fi to dip her toes in for a swim. The wind blew at her back and she turned east to face it. The fresh air carried the salty spray of the Shimmering Sea. Although she could not see it, she knew it was right there. Her ears caught the distant waves crashing against the shore. One last step. She thought.

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Wedding Wipeout by Jacob M. Appel (Cozy Cat Press)

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Description: A mystery novel, but also a satire of religious mystery novels (ie. if you are offended by mild profanity or an irreverent rabbi, please do not request.)

From the jacket:
Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries––at which time that sister is cut off financially. The sisters’ family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding. The morning after the wedding, Florence is found dead in her bed. Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow? Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death. He soon discovers that all of the sisters’ relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep. So could have the bridegroom. But who did it? And why? With no money and no motive, why would anyone kill the old woman? Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties, intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime––and the sinister culprit behind it.

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Conclusive Evidence: A Novel by Al Macy

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***** 5.0 Stars on Amazon so far!

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Description: Garrett Goodlove used to be an arrogant criminal defense attorney, with a drive to win at all costs. But a pair of tragic events threw him into a bottomless depression, and he retreated into the practice of family law. Now, he tries to settle cases in ways that make everyone happy. He’s a nicer person, but has he lost his edge?

His kinder, gentler life is disrupted when the police arrest his estranged twin sister, Carly. She’s accused of shoving her husband off a cliff into the storm-tossed Pacific Ocean. Worse, the vicious detective on the case has a grudge against her and has vowed to send her to prison even if he has to cheat to do it.

Carly, deaf since birth, refuses to be defended by anyone other than her twin brother. But the intense connection that binds the siblings tells Garrett that she may not be revealing everything she knows. If Garrett can’t keep this new stress from pushing him back into depression, the defense will fail, condemning his sister to an isolated life in prison, cut off from the deaf community she needs.

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See Bee Tee by Katarina Gaborova (Petra Books)

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Offered by petrabooks (publisher): A PDF is available now. We're reaching out to parents, children's care-givers and educators.
Thank you.
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Description: A Story to Reinforce Positive Thinking in Children
See Bee Tee is an interactive tool for children, their parents and anyone who would like to know the basics of positive thinking.
This story is inspired by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), made into a set of fun activities.
See Bee Tee shows how to replace negative thoughts with positive remedies, to be flexible, and to enthusiastically re-imagine situations through:
• rhyming prose to help young readers remember the message,
• coloring pages aimed to reinforce ‘right here‘, ‘right now‛ moments, and
• memory games to improve the child‛s learning experience.

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Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Brazilian Portuguese by Lingo Mastery

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Description: Do you know what the hardest thing for a Portuguese learner is?

Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle…which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!

Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes — it’s not entertaining, useful or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!

In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Brazilian Portuguese tongue.

How Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners works:
• Each story is interesting and entertaining with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
• The summaries follow a synopsis in Portuguese and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.
• At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson, as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!
• Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Portuguese, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any — we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!

We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners and start learning Portuguese right now!

This book has been written by a Brazilian Portuguese author and is recommended to A2+ level learners.

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Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel (Pressgang / Butler University)

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Description: Literary short stories: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press )

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Description: Literary short stories: Named one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction Books of 2014. Each of the characters in SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa, and selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout. These stories explore the domestic and professional adventures of people in over their heads, while leavening their struggles with humor.

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The First World Problems of Jason Van Otterloo by James Bailey (James Bailey)

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Offered by James_Bailey (author): Hello! I'm offering a review copy in epub or mobi format, in exchange for an honest review on Amazon.com (ASIN:B07JDPQ154). When you request a copy, I will send you a Book Funnel link, where you can download it in whichever format you prefer.

Description: In Jason Van Otterloo’s neighborhood, the Fourth of July fireworks are provided by his drunken parents brawling in the driveway. One moment they’re not speaking to each other, the next they’re on the couch like teenage lovers. He’s not sure which is worse. He’s been waiting for them to grow up for nearly 16 years, and it doesn’t seem likely to happen any time soon.

Desperate to escape, Jason takes on any job that comes his way with the dream of saving enough money to get his own place. When the border patrol snuffs out his landscaping career, he talks his best friend Drew into enlisting with him as a caddy at the local country club. His income might not be sufficient to move out on, but it’s plenty to cover his first date with Gina—if she’s willing to overlook the minor detail about having to take the bus to the movies. Life would be so much easier if Jason were old enough to drive.

Gina proves a nice distraction from the circus at home, at least until Jason realizes he has competition for her attention. “I want to come right out and say something,” he tells Drew, “but at the same time I don't want to know for sure.” At coffeehouse poetry slams or via late-night email exchanges, his fellow intellectual Drew is always there to provide perspective. But the one topic he can’t help Jason make sense of is Rob and Janice Van Otterloo’s rocky relationship. “Maybe they'll learn how to become boring and safe like my parents,” Drew suggests, when they finally seek marriage counseling. “I don't want them to be like your parents,” Jason replies. “It wouldn't be authentic.”

Nor would it be as entertaining. Told entirely through emails between Jason, Drew, and others, The First World Problems of Jason Van Otterloo will appeal to fans of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and readers who best enjoy their teen angst cushioned in humor.

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Amazing Things Are Happening Here by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: LITERARY SHORT STORIES: A naturalist tries to seduce the wife of an alligator wrestler; a nurse tries to conceal that a psychiatric patient has gone missing on a locked ward; a married harbor patrol officer and a Catalan phocidologist risk infidelity while struggling to rescue a pod of whales. In Jacob M. Appel’s ninth collection of short stories, his characters drift increasingly close to the edge of middle-class stability, always on the brink of toppling into the abyss.

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Be Careful What You Joust For by Ryan Hauge (Ivy Smoak)

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Offered by RyanHauge (author): Enter for a chance to win an ARC of the upcoming epic fantasy novel BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU JOUST FOR. From Amazon bestselling author Ivy Smoak and Ryan Hauge comes a fantasy novel filled with mystery, intrigue, and a bit of humor.

It would be great if winners could leave a review on goodreads!

Description: The fiercest knights in the realm are coming together to compete in the Joust for Arwin's Lance, a tournament that will divide even the closest alliances. The winner alone will have the power to start or prevent a war from unfolding across the peaceful lands of Pentavia.

House Hornbolt, a prominent family that desires peace above all else, is hosting the tournament. The Hornbolt’s have always been strict followers of tradition. The first born son wears the armor of a knight. The second takes the priestly Oath of Arwin. And the daughters get married off to the most eligible suitors.

The eldest son is the favorite to win the tournament. But the rest of the Hornbolts aren't as eager to follow the paths laid out for them. What if the second born wants to be a knight too? And what if the eldest daughter just gave her heart to a common thief?

Customs are meant to be broken. But that’s not all that threatens to shatter House Hornbolt, not when a secret deeper than the late king's grave is unearthed right before the joust.

The fate of Pentavia hangs in the balance as war becomes imminent. And the scales are about to tip.

One wrong move and everything could fall to pieces.

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No Niche Necessary by Kristen Leigh King (Silvester and Eve Publishing)

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Offered by kristenleighking (author): Hi there, I'm offering this book as a free advanced copy before the actual launch date of April 9th (you can see it on Amazon now, though). If you're someone who has always had a million things that you've been interested in, and you've thought about starting some sort of business, then you should check it out!

I'd love to have your honest feedback with an Amazon review. It would be very appreciated. Thank you so much!

Description: Do you want to start a business but can't decide how to niche down?

Are you passionate about too many things to choose just one?

As a former military officer and project manager turned photographer and coach, the author, Kristen King, understands the struggle of a multi-passionate entrepreneur. In this book, she discusses how you have the power to carve your own path without conforming to the typical idea of a niche. Instead, she coaches you through how to find the intersection of your many passions, reframe your mindset around being a solopreneur, and learn to combine your passions in your own unique way.

With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to:

- Value your entrepreneurial potential as someone with many areas of expertise

- Move beyond the blocks that have been stifling your business growth

- Build a flexible business framework that allows you to do what inspires you

- Create a brand that embraces your many interests and still feels cohesive

- Make progress even when you feel pulled to work on many different projects

It’s time to tap into your inner compass, see the uniqueness in all you do, and start making the impact you were meant to make all on your own terms.

If you're ready to transform into the successful entrepreneur that you know you're meant to be, then grab this book to start your journey.

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Alien Cats: No Place Like Home by Sallie Cochren (Self-published on Amazon)

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Offered by scochren (author): A link to get a PDF file will be sent via e-mail by the author. I use e-junkie and I will need your e-mail address to send the link to you. This is my first electronic giveaway, so I am still figuring out how it works! I would appreciate it if you could review on Goodreads as well as here on LibraryThing. Also, it would be helpful if you could add this book to your bookshelf. I am trying to learn how to promote my books and I am wanting to make myself more visible. This giveaway is to introduce people to the first book in this series. It is going to be a trilogy and I hope to have the second book done by the end of the year. **Please note: only one free copy of this book is available per person**

Description: Far away on the distant planet of Katonia, Sunset rules with the help of the other Persians and Siamese cats, doing his best to maintain peace on the planet. However, as the evil DurPlunk watches and waits for his chance to attack and take over as the ruler of Katonia, everyone may be in danger, even their beloved humans. With help from his Sphynx tribe and his soldier, Rantossen, DurPlunk prepares to battle the Royals. Two Maine Coons, Bootsie and Soxy, make the decision to stand with the Royals and do whatever they can to stop DurPlunk’s evil plans from succeeding. With a war approaching and the whole future of their beloved planet at stake, Sunset and the good feline tribes of Katonia must call upon their other allies also. Aligned with the fox and ferret tribes, they will have to work together to keep all of Katonia safe. Join Bootsie and Soxy and all of the good-hearted cats of Katonia as they undertake adventures they never could have imagined!

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The Outlaws of Maroon by John Curl (Homeward Press)

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Offered by John_Curl (author): If you care about rebellion, liberation, and children, I'd like you to read my new novel. If you think others should read it, please write a review. Thanks.

Description: An adult novel about the world of children.

In McCarthy-era New York City, fourth graders find a forgotten room in the foundations of a building, where they struggle to live their dreams.

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Caged to Kill by Tom Swyers (Hillcrest House Publishing)

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Offered by TomSwyers (author): Hi, I'm offering a review copy in epub or Kindle (mobi) format, in exchange for posting a few words about your reading experience on Amazon. When you request a copy, I will send you a link where you can download it in either format you prefer. Thank you!!!!

Description: Prison couldn’t destroy him. Freedom just might. Now he’s at your front door.

When convicted cop-killer Phillip Dawkins is finally sprung from prison after decades in solitary, everything about him and the outside world has changed. Phillip is a prisoner of his past and turns to friend and lawyer David Thompson for help dealing with his new life of freedom

Convinced that someone or something is out to kill him, Phillip is ensnared in a tangled web of memory lapses, paranoid delusions, insidious desires, and horrific nightmares. When David gets caught up in it all, he endangers himself, his wife, and his son.

Can David quickly untangle Phillip’s dark web of secrets to save everyone? Or will the shocking, diabolical truth kill them all first?

If you like gripping thrillers like Silence of the Lambs, then you’ll really enjoy Caged to Kill.

Professionally edited, this book is a special project two years in the making. I hope the book's release will lead to thte release of the longest held prisoner (32 years) in solitary confinement (they call it ad seg). Read the preface to the book for more details!

Thank you for your time in giving it a read. I really hope you enjoy it!

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The Silver Princess by Lea Carter (Lea Carter)

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Offered by lcarter11 (publisher): Good day LibraryThing patrons! Did you know that reviews from LibraryThing appear on Walmart's new ebook site?!
To celebrate Silver Princess' arrival on a new distribution site, I'm offering 75 free digital copies in mobi, epub, or pdf to the winners of this giveaway.
Luck to you all!

Description: The youngest daughter of the silver fairy king, Rebecca's life up to now has been—in a word—sheltered. Her extensive education has prepared her for almost any situation she could expect to encounter...but no one taught her how to handle her first brush with love, let alone being kidnapped by traitors.

She only has her father's sense of humor, her mother's sense of pride, and the hope of being rescued in time. She will have to draw on half-forgotten pearls of wisdom to survive these coming ordeals without bringing shame upon herself or her house.

Rating: mild

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The Mask of Sanity by Jacob M. Appel (Permanent Press)

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Description: On the outside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a pillar of the community: the youngest division chief at his hospital, a model son to his elderly parents, fiercely devoted to his wife and two young daughters. On the inside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a high-functioning sociopath—a man who truly believes himself to stand above the ethical norms of society. As long as life treats him well, Balint has no cause to harm others. When life treats him poorly, he reveals the depths of his cold-blooded depravity.

At a cultural moment when the media bombards us with images of so-called sociopaths who strive for good and criminals redeemed by repentance,The Mask of Sanity offers an antidote to implausible tales of evil gone right. In contrast to fictional predecessors like Dostoyevesky's Raskolnikov and Camus' Mersault, Dr. Balint is a man who already has it all —and will do everything in his power, no matter how immoral, to keep what he has.

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The Liars' Asylum by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: LITERARY SHORT STORY COLLECTION: The frustrations of romantic love in its various guises—a domineering kindergarten teacher for a dashing artificial foliage designer, a suicidal physicist for his star student, a dialysis patient at a sleep-away camp for the camp owner’s daughter—provide the common theme for the stories in Jacob M. Appel’s seventh collection. We meet a psychiatrist dabbling with infidelity during a crisis in which rain turns into truth serum, a Finnish-American soldier charged with facilitating his commanding officer’s extra-marital affair, and a couple transporting a wealthy, “locked-in” patient across the Piedmont to his new nursing home. Appel’s literary short fiction offers a quirky window into the pangs and promise of love.

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The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob M. Appel (Cargo/Freight)

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Description: Satiric novel: Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize.

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A Very Special Cat by Cory Q Tan (The Luminous Cat)

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Description: Rabbitdogs, Hercules Beetles, and the amazing Luminous Cat... these are some of the extraordinary creatures a boy read about in a book. Yet it is said that only special children can find this shining cat. Undeterred by scepticism, the boy went on a hunt for this prized animal. Will he succeed? Or will he discover what it truly means to be special?

This is Cory Q Tan’s debut work, targeted at 3-8 year olds, with 35 original illustrations by the author. It is dedicated to all the children in the world, who are all special in their own right, and to all their parents who love them.

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Phoning Home: Essays by Jacob M. Appel (University of South Carolina Press)

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Description: Essays: Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays featuring the author's quirky family, his Jewish heritage, and his New York City upbringing. Jacob M. Appel's recollections and insights, informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine, law, and ethics, not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also offer insight into contemporary medical and ethical issues.

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The Weave of Fate by S.L. Matthews (Self-Published)

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Offered by s.l.matthews (author): Hello! My name is Scott and I've recently released the debut installment of my epic, fantasy series, Mists of Kel Doran!

A little background...The premise behind my series came to me when helping my son with a report about the rise of Hitler in the 1920's, and how something like that could happen in a 'civilized society'. Pair that with the fear/paranoia of colonial Salem, MA and drop it in a medieval setting...and voila, my world is born.

The Weave of Fate, the first book in the Dragon-Touched season, introduces the field of characters and sets the stage for the epic events to come. It ramps up quickly and I feel provides an intense introduction to my story.

I would love your feedback on The Weave of Fate...please let me know what you think! :)

Description: The city of Wyvern’s Rest has fallen…

The feud between the capital cities of Cambridge and Sephyra has reached a boiling point, leaving the former “Jewel of the Highlands” a ghost of its former glory. Those with the means to live and the will to dream have already fled the city. Those lacking remain, condemned to bury their sorrow while the walls crumble around them. Lawlessness and poverty have overtaken the streets, and as the days grow longer, the shadows of the abandoned Outer Quarter loom ever darker.

Ava spends her days tethered to her prison, the belly of an old, stone inn, overlooking the docks and the familiar, sea-side market. She leans on her friends for innocent laughter and talk of unimportant things. Every day, the tavern fills with the hopes and dreams of those fleeing for brighter horizons; and every day, Ava watches them leave with the simplest wish…to join them.

Little does she know, her fate is woven to the enormous, crimson carriage that creaks through the shadows of another forgotten morning. The odd-shaped man who emerges from the carriage carries two simple things: an old, leather satchel and a sinister secret. One will free Ava from her prison. One will forever seal her tomb.

Both will alter the course of Wyvern’s Rest forever.

The Mists of Kel Doran is a serialized, epic fantasy series. The Weave of Fate is the first book (of about 24) in the Dragon-Touched Season.

While each book will have a stand-alone arc, many side plots will span across several books, with a larger, central theme spanning the entire Season. My intent is to create a truly immersive fantasy world, providing a rich, thematic storyline throughout. Now, if you're ready...enter the mist.

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Anti-Cancer Curries by Joseph Veebe (Essential Spices and Herbs)

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Description: It is estimated that more than 50% of the cancer incidents are preventable by changing lifestyles, controlling or avoiding cancer causing factors or simply eating healthy.
There are several foods that are known have anti-cancer properties either directly or indirectly. Some of these have properties that inhibit cancer cell growth while others have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to overall health. However, many spices and herbs have direct anti-cancer properties and when one uses anti-cancer spices and herbs in cooking fresh food, there is immense benefit to be gained.
Curry dishes are cooked using many spices that have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

This book contains 30 curry recipes that uses healthy and anti-cancer ingredients. These recipes are simple and takes an average of 20-30 minutes to prepare.

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Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: Literary short stories: A magician's parrot recommends against donating a kidney to his girlfriend. Inside an antique grandfather clock, a dying child explores Ancient Athens. Rural Virginia is swept by an epidemic of human resurrections. An alien disguised as a Latvian chef opens unwittingly his restaurant opposite an abortion clinic. Jacob M. Appel's Miracles and Conundrums takes us to a world of hope and desperation, where everything is possible, but so much seems far beyond reach.

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The Nightmare House by De Kenyon (Wonderland Press)

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Offered by dknippling (publisher): A swashbuckling cat. An annoying pug puppy. A house that gives everyone inside it nightmares. An adventure.

Description: What do you do when your house is giving you nightmares?

Ferntail the cat is quite proud of being the guardian of young Jaela's dreams. But he can do nothing about the nightmares that the house is giving the whole family.

For that, a dog must be called in.

But when the dog arrives, he isn't the big, tough German Shepherd or Rottweiler that Ferntail hopes will be able to bring the house back into line...but a completely ridiculous, panting, fat-cheeked,annoying pug puppy.

The only question is:

Will Ferntail or the house get him first?

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The Cynic in Extremis by Jacob M. Appel (Able Muse Press)

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Description: Poems. Finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Eclectic characters in everyday scenarios populate Jacob M. Appel's THE CYNIC IN EXTREMIS. We attend a sister's second wedding with a "hand-me-down groom"; trick-or-treat with a young son; encounter a former teacher long retired, still critical; relive difficult ancestral memories of the Holocaust. Full of fun, wit and insight, these poems present—often unapologetically—uncomfortable truths gleaned from close examination of social norms and conventions mostly taken for granted.

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Fictional-ish by Natalina Reis (Hot Tree Publishing)

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Description: 𝐀 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝-𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡, 𝐜𝐫𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭.

Livie Dunn, bookworm and aspiring bookstore owner, has been in love with her best friend ever since he dropped a bug down her shirt in primary school. She never stopped hoping that one day he’d realize they were made for each other.

Until Mia got in the way.

Kyle Huang has been taught to always do the right thing. But when that involves ostracizing his best friend by marrying her childhood nemesis, Mia, life as he knows it derails and crashes.
Suddenly, their happy ever after seems like a broken dream, especially when Livie moves across two continents to open a bookstore in Scotland.

To salvage a love that seems all but lost, Kyle must come to terms with his own bad choices and hope that Livie is willing to forgive and help him face his demons—a task that is anything but simple. Will he be able to reignite her love or will he lose it all?

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How to Raise a Good Kid by Starbuck O'Dwyer (Green Chair Publishing)

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Description: Already translated into 8 languages, read the book that has spent significant time on both the national and category best-seller lists of Amazon China and other countries. Named an Indie Reader Discovery Awards finalist (parenting) and a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist (both humor and essay categories), How To Raise A Good Kid is NOT a conventional "how-to" but rather a collection of 23 humorous and heartfelt stories about the challenges and joys of growing up for both parents and children. An average rating of OVER 4 stars after hundreds of reviews on amazon, goodreads and library thing. Truly special.

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High School Dance (How to Raise a Good Kid Book 2) by Starbuck O'Dwyer (Green Chair Publishing)

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Description: 2016 Global Ebook Awards Gold Medalist (humor/comedy), 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist (humor), and already translated into 3 languages. Few times in life are more memorable than junior and senior high school. Humiliation, heartbreak and failure are abundant, and that’s on a good day. No matter who you are, coming of age is exciting, confusing and sometimes downright dangerous, and High School Dance, Starbuck O’Dwyer’s collection of meaningful stories about these formative years, captures the agony and ecstasy in his inimitable style. A companion title to How to Raise a Good Kid, O’Dwyer’s award-winning memoir about the trials and tribulations of his elementary school years, High School Dance is both hysterical and heartfelt and will leave you laughing aloud and remembering what it’s like to be young, wild and free.

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Goliath Gets Up by Starbuck O'Dwyer (Green Chair Publishing)

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Description: Named a 5-star finalist in the Indie Reader Discovery Awards for humor, Goliath Gets Up is one of the funniest books you will ever read. Indie Reader describes it as sidesplitting read "in which you find yourself shamelessly and boisterously cheering for the most outrageous band of misfits to ever have a dream." The story of "friends-by circumstance who decide they must do something important in order to change their lives," Goliath is a rollicking underdog tale about a misguided attempt to bring the Academy Awards ceremony to Rochester, NY and save the city in the process.

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Wanderers 2: Apprentice by Richard A. Bamberg (Verdandi Press)

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Description: Rafe, the last of the nearly ageless Wanderers, survived the fight with the renegade Wanderer, Rowle, but was unable to defeat him. As promised, Fate finds Rafe an apprentice. He arrives at Wilford Hall expecting to find a seriously injured veteran, what he didn’t expect to find was a veteran missing a couple of limbs, who was female, the lovely Therese Sylvan. Regardless, his only way to convince her to leave with him is to heal her minor injuries and tell her that he can also restore her limbs.
Fleeing just ahead of the military police, they ride into the night on Beast, Rafe’s manticore possessed Harley-Davidson. While Tess recuperates, Rafe begins her training, a long process that is interrupted time and time again by Rowle’s machinations. Rafe knows he cannot defeat Rowle single-handedly, but can he train Tess fast enough to prevent Ragnarök?

Mature subject matter warning. Both sexual and adult situations not appropriate to those below the age of consent. This is not YA.

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Beyond the Obscure by JC Goloubev (Amazon)

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Be aware that this is a blend of novel and script writing. This is on purpose to increase the pace of the story. If you're a hardcore novel reader, you may not understand the format.

Description: Beyond the Obscure is a novella about the Foresters, a broken family in a fictional setting that is loosely inspired by the 1940’s-1950s’. In those tough times, almost everyone is reeling from a collapsed economy and the ensuing recession. After being abandoned and partially robbed by his wife Sarah, Alex becomes a single parent of his daughter Amy. He is joined by his lover and celebrity Karen Hirst and the detective Rick Savaglio on his quest to recover a stolen heirloom. Together, they pursue Sarah to Wither Falls, a supposedly abandoned, shady and mysterious city that holds the answers to their questions. However, they soon encounter multiple obstacles far greater and more complex than they bargained for.

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1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea? A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet by Janina Rossiter (Kindle Direct Publishing)

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Description: 1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?
A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet
Seven and eight, is it too late?
Not quite yet, but let's not wait!
8 fishing nets on the ocean floor, dragged by an octopus up to the shore.
The sea creatures are working hard to clean their living environment of ocean pollution.
Inspired by powerful visuals of ocean pollution, this book will teach your child not only numbers and how to count but also the importance of taking care of our environment. Children will love learning how little changes they make can protect our planet.
1,2,3, Who's Cleaning the Sea is the second book from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Janina Rossiter in her 'concept picture book' series. Janina Rossiter has again combined two subjects with imaginative drawings, resulting in a beautiful book that children and adults will enjoy reading.
This picture book will teach your child to associate numbers with their quantities while also learning about the importance of keeping plastics and other pollutants out of our oceans. Younger children will be able to count along and slightly older children (ages 4-6) will learn to make logical connections between numbers and facts. Readers of all ages will enjoy the pictures, the story, and the message.
The original hand-drawn illustrations in black ink marker on a background of acrylic art are exquisite and will entice young readers to turn the pages as they discover the fascinating world captured by the illustrator's imagination.
Filled with glorious paintings, this highly imaginative picture book will not only aid children with learning to count, they will also learn about protecting the environment as they take a journey under the sea. Truly delightful.
~ Samantha Vérant, author of HOW TO MAKE A FRENCH FAMILY
Stunning images of sea creatures cleaning the ocean form the backdrop of this fun and educational counting book that young children (and adults too!) are sure to enjoy.
~ Vicki Lesage, author of CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS POTTY TRAINER

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Bad Keys by J.B. Curry (Arcanic Media)

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Description: Steamy romance and scintillating mystery in one hilarious romp! Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich.

Luke Hansen, gentle giant and piano tuner from Minneapolis, is on a mission. He needs to catch the con man who sleazed off to Florida with a treasured piece of Piano Tuners Guild property. But when he tracks the thief down to the Castillo Import Company in Miami, he has no idea what kind of sexy Cuban insanity he’s in for.

Esmeralda Castillo, swimsuit model and aspiring zookeeper, is not going to let some hunky piano man get in her way, no matter how hot he is. Not when there are elephants that need saving from unscrupulous ivory dealers. But when she finds herself up to her bikini in cocaine gangsters, drag queens, and alligator catchers, she decides that a smokin’ Minnesotan who can beat the daylights out of all of them just might come in handy.

Esmeralda and Luke soon find themselves in a fight to the death over illegal commodities, family, and honor. But the most dangerous thing they’ll encounter? Love.

Rated R for sex, violence, and pianos!

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Golf Made Easy: A guide intended to correct common golf mistakes, etc by Nicklas Watson (Vincent St. John)

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In exchange for an honest review, readers will get a behind the scenes look at why players have trouble scoring better. Do you think it's all about practice? Not the case at all as the book will indicate.

Thanking everyone in advance for their consideration.

Description: In golf made easy, readers are given tips, tricks and techniques guaranteed to lower their golf score. Some of these are common sense, but many of them involve the mental aspect of the game and will require some discipline.

For example, do you know the easiest way to lower your score? What is the one big mistake that most players make on the practice green? How about the range? These are just a few of the questions that are answered in this golf book.

By following the advice contained therein, players are virtually guaranteed to shave strokes off their game and break 100 or 90 or even 80 if you are that good.

Loads of insider information gleaned from more than 35 years working in and around golf courses and consulting with golf pros, superintendents, pro shop managers and the general public.

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The Enabler: Martin's Story by Sophia Addams

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Description: Martin Loveday is a private detective, ex-forces, ex-special ops. A loner and, after the death of his wife and unborn daughter in, what he considers, suspicious circumstances, he has sworn that he will never get entangled with another woman. One night stands only.
Until he meets Emily Denning.
Jason Randall sees the beginning of the connection between his stubborn and, at times, aloof best friend and the shy and introverted Em. And the die is cast. Jason proves to be a master manipulator. His schemes and plots, at times outrageous and unbelievable, come slowly together. Then someone from Em’s past shows up and every protective instinct that Martin has surges to the fore. This time there will be no mistake. He will do whatever it takes to keep the love of his life and her baby son safe. All sorted. Then Em drops a bombshell. But Martin has fought hard and he determines that there WILL be a HEA.

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Fragile Body and The World Around Me by D. Green

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Description: Fragile body and the world around me delves into my subconscious but then conscious mind. It is about the long-fought battles with chronic diseases that many never come to see or understand. It has brought me some great success in love and also some great loss. Then it opened my eyes to the rest of the world’s struggles, the pain and loss that many suffer from in silence without a voice, and the hardships that many live with daily. You will all be able to relate to this book, as it is our voice.

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The Midnight Rambler by Linxi Doël

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Description: Beneath London, criminals do their best work in the Underworld. Nobody knows it exists except for those from the Someone Street Estate. But the council estate in Soho is almost as mythical as the Underworld; no street map, no successful police raids, no need for the outside world it seems - until one girl gets a scholarship at Adam's school. Roxi Jagger is an orphan from Someone Street; Adam's mum is the Home Secretary, and his dad is heir to the dukedom of Westminster. London is under attack. No party has taken responsibility for the strange assaults on her landmarks, and the blood that is left on their floors. People are vanishing off the streets, and Roxi and Adam find they have more in common than they thought. As they slink through private clubs and secret streets, will they find the Midnight Rambler before it is too late?

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Squire Hayseed by SE Zbasnik

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Description: Not a hero. Not a chosen one. Hayley is only a survivor.

At fourteen she finds herself with a choice — hang for being caught stealing or become a squire. She knows nothing about the world of knights, chivalry, swords, and horses, but she knows a lot about death. In this coming-of-age tale, Hayley discovers there's more to not only the Order of Knights, but the world around her and the strength that lurks inside her heart.

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Flies in the Punch Bowl by Erika Simms (Wynkoop Press)

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Description: In this entertaining story rich with tongue-in-cheek humor and clever twists, a witty art lover battling a tarnished past races to solve a string of high-profile art thefts in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle’s elite are reeling from a spree of unsolved art thefts, and Annabel Riley, an adventurous art aficionado who loves culture and cocktails but loathes the art forger who derailed her career, has deposited herself into the center of it.

After witnessing a bizarre chain of events at a resurrected prohibition speakeasy that seem linked to the thefts, Annabel sees an opportunity to restore her reputation, but only if she can identify the culprit. With promises of glory and gin martinis, she convinces close friends Evan Neruda, a struggling journalist with Latin charm, and Lyla Finch, a corporate worker bee with an irreverent streak, to help her investigate the thefts. Humorous interactions abound as their paths collide with a zany ensemble of characters. But as the friends dig deeper into the crimes, the facts become murky, the list of suspects grows, and in a startling crescendo, Annabel finds herself face-to-face with the perils of pursuing the truth.

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The Owned by Billy Conn

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Description: An Irish woman and her children sold into Caribbean slavery by Cromwell?s regime. A TV series on the history of slavery. A historian working on the series finds the woman?s story conveyed to him through the crucifying randomness of night. As the chronicling of her life becomes progressively more compelling to him, his reason seems held ransom by the dark. Against the background of the world history of slavery being presented, his marriage is in polite meltdown. He ignores the apparent parallels between his family life and the slave woman?s till they accelerate to a collision point on the Island of Barbados. ?We can all have irrational thoughts or behave irrationally at times. But so long as you know you?re being irrational you are not yet insane?. His colleague?s advice works well in the daylight, he thought, but not when, at the fading of the light, his visitor?s narrative again claims ownership of him.

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The Guilty Present by Suzanna Gabin

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Description: There is an ancient Chinese superstition that talismans in the shape of tigers protect children from harm. It's the end of a humid summer in Hong Kong and Nina Tassen is devastated when her partner, Tom, makes a trip to England but does not return to the apartment they share on The Peak. When she receives a phone call from someone claiming to be an old friend of Tom's, she clings to the possibility that he will lead her to him. But the man also wants to track him down, to find out what he knows about the death of a young girl thirty years earlier. Has Tom's past caught up with him? If so, it seems that there are others who are haunted by events of long ago. And when the real reason for his disappearance emerges, Nina is forced into conflict with a murderous mind; and mortal danger.

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The Gunman And The Clown: Ten Short Stories by Stephen Gospage

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Description: The ten short stories featured in this book are essentially about people confronted by life-changing events: some of their own making, some forced upon them. Whether it is the hasty removal of a key from a cupboard, a man's discovery of his long-lost brother, a tourist's decision to snatch the passport of a dead man who has just robbed him, a radio presenter faking his own death or a fateful phone call to a woman who is about to meet her illicit lover, these kind of turning points link all the tales together. The stories recount how individuals react to such events. While most of the protagonists seem to be outwardly likeable, their actions do not always deserve our respect. However, as fellow human beings, their motivations (revenge, love, duty or just curiosity) should be familiar to us.

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The Soundtrack of an Ordinary Life by Alan Allsop

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Description: Do you ever hear an old song and are immediately reminded of a time from your past? Of course you do; we all do. Spurred by his own musical reminders, Alan Allsop tells the story of his life. Childhood innocence; teenage angst; overcoming bullying; dreams achieved; dreams shattered; joy and tragedy, fun and fears. A whole range of emotions over the best part of sixty years are laid out here. The various strands of his life: love, family, career and a lifelong dedication to following Sheffield United are bound together by the underlying humour that helped him through it. Punctuated by references to around 700 songs that trigger the memories, the ups and downs of life's rollercoaster are detailed here in Alan's own forthright style. With something for everyone to relate to, and ponder over, Alan tells it how it was for him. An ordinary life?...........You decide.

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The Aqua Chronicles by Roger Sayers

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Description: What was the real purpose of the standing stone monuments that dot the landscape of Western Europe? Did the stone erectors possess a technology that we can only guess at? Why did they stop what they were doing?

The City of Bath, England. World Heritage City. Anyone could pass them on the street and never guess their secret. William of Salisbury; his father sailed with Duke William in 1066.

Julia Calpurnia Florentina Pantera; the last citizen of the Roman Empire. When Rome fell Julia went to live in the legendary Avalon.

Her arrival was expected and she became the Lady of the Lake. Copper Beach; not far short of her first hundred years but more like thirty in appearance. Then there is her father…

The Aqua Chronicles tell their story and that of Wint, a strange prehistoric scientist who made a desperate bid to save his civilisation.

Wint was aided by Alfrid, a Stone Age shoemaker who knew nothing of warfare, and Beowulf and Freya, Vikings who knew everything.

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To See A Fine Lady by Peter A. Barton

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Description: Essentially a children's story based on my personal and imaginary experiences with 5 other children, as a nine years old evacuee during 1944 living with my mother and sister in a stately home called North Aston Hall in Oxfordshire. The owner of North Aston Hall, Mrs Hermione Hichens, was a wonderful benefactor who as a small boy I venerated, and subsequently have written this story as my tribute to her. She was undoubtedly one of life's unsung heroines and is the ""fine lady"" portrayed in this book. I met American servicemen who were billeted in the grounds of the Hall before they went to Normandy on D-Day, where they were mostly killed.
All book proceeds will go to a charity called ""WaterAid"" who have pledged to bring clean water and proper sanitation worldwide by 2030, which is my way of trying to perpetuate the wartime spirit I learned from the Americans and from Hermione Hichens.

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Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Pacific by Joe Giorello (Wheelhouse Publishing)

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Description: "Great Battles for Boys" takes young readers to the front lines of history's greatest fights. Boys find out which weapons, strategies, and military leaders won victory—or suffered defeat. History will never look the same again.

Want boys to read more books? Give them books they WANT to read!

This episode of the best-selling series opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers secretly fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles begin to storm across the Pacific in the lethal "island hopping" military strategy that earned American its hard-won Victory Over Japan.

No Boring History!

Each chapter features dramatic true stories with historic photos, maps, and other amazing images. There's also a movie list for each battle so the whole family can join in the learning.

Sure to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers, "Great Battles for Boys" shows all the blood, sweat, and tears of the world's most epic fights. Young readers will never doubt it when people say, "Freedom isn't free."

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The 1% Solution for Work and Life by Tom Connellan (Peak Performance)

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Description: If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably noticed that the difference between top athletes seems to be very small – but you’ve perhaps not observed exactly how small those differences are.

Curious about this, Tom did some research and found exactly how small the differences are. In looking at the Men’s Downhill in the 2006 Winter Olympics, for example, he found that the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal was 1.08 seconds or .9%.

And no matter where he looked, he found pretty much the same thing. The difference between Gold and no medal averaged about 1%. The difference between Gold and 10th place? About 2%.

Since chances are you’re not going to compete in the Olympics, the real question is what can you learn that you can use in whatever you do. And that’s where Tom comes in. He found three things at the core of that 1% difference – three things you can use to create a comparable level of performance. They’re all in The 1% Solution, scheduled for release in 2009.

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Call Numbers by Syntell Smith (Syntell Smith Publishing)

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Description: “The not so quiet life of librarians…”

Life is a book… and every person is a chapter.

Everything’s looking up for Robin Walker. It’s 1994 in New York City, and he’s been transferred downtown to the 58th Street Branch Library. Ready to move up the ladder, Robin is excited about the opportunities that await him.

But success, personal or professional, is as elusive as a first-edition rare book. Robin struggles with his strange new work environment as this motley crew of employees generates more drama than a runaway bestseller. He doesn’t know who to believe – or who to let in. And as potential romance mingles with devious machinations, there’s no telling where Robin’s story will go. All he knows is that he must see it through to the very last page.

Call Numbers is a captivating and multilayered adult drama. Through realistic dialogue and situations, author Syntell Smith has crafted a modern-day classic about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Because a library is usually the last place you’d expect high drama, but for these characters…it’s long overdue.

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Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press )

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Description: Literary short stories: Named one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction Books of 2014. Each of the characters in SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa, and selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout. These stories explore the domestic and professional adventures of people in over their heads, while leavening their struggles with humor.

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Speed Notes on Adam Martin's Xenoman by Adam Martin (Amazon)

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The Bottom-Up Revolution by Rob Kall (Beaufort Books)

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Description: Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have all said that that change or growth happen from the bottom up.

But what does it mean and how do you do “bottom up” better and smarter? Bottom up is a way of life and a way of doing business. Bottom-Up: The Connection Revolution, picks up where Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point left off. It is a how-to book for businesses, leaders, organizations, activists, and individuals, cracking wide-open humankind’s biggest trend in seven million years. By understanding the roots and implications of “bottom up” and “top down” you’ll be better able to tap the incredible power of this trend, as the billionaire founders of Google, Facebook, Craigslist and Twitter have done.

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Reflections on a Life in Exile by J. F. Riordan (Beaufort Books)

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Description: A collection of essays by novelist J.F. Riordan, Reflections on a Life in Exile is easy to pick up, and hard to put down. By turns deeply spiritual and gently comic, these brief meditations range from the inconveniences of modern life to the shifting nature of grief. Whether it’s an unexpected revelation from a trip to the hardware store, a casual encounter with a tow-truck driver, the changing seasons, or a conversation with a store clerk grieving for a dog, J. F. Riordan captures and magnifies the passing beauty of the ordinary and the extraordinary that lingers near the surface of daily life.

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The Rumor by Lesley Kara (Ballantine Books)

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Description: “Keeps you guessing until the final page.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

“A rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.”—Fiona Barton, author of The Widow

When a single mother hears a rumor outside her son’s school, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another. . . . And now there’s no going back.


Rumor has it that a notorious killer, a woman who has been released from prison years after her brutal crime, is living under a new identity in Joanna’s seaside town. So who is the supposedly reformed murderer now living in their neighborhood? Suspicion falls on everyone.

As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to a heartless psychopath who has killed—and may kill again. And she will learn how dangerous one rumor can become . . . and just how far she must go to protect those she loves from harm. She is going to regret the day she ever said a word. . . .

Advance praise for The Rumor

“Everyone will be talking about The Rumor.”—Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

“A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumor depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect.”—Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence

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Hope ... Anyway by Lisa L. Walsh (Zimbell House Publishing)

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Description: Heidi Walker makes lists. She is careful and cautious. Heidi enjoys running, too.

Bean is her brother. To say he is adventurous is an understatement.

Their mother, Joy, has … issues. Time and again, the trio tries to keep hope alive only to have it squashed.

Learning to lean on each other through one adventure after another, like drinking Christmas tree bubble lights, trying to make a baby brother with some lemon seeds, and more, Heidi tells her story about surviving the adults in their lives.

When Heidi is asked to hope once again, she is not sure she wants to take the chance.

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The East End by Webb Hubbell (Beaufort Books)

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Description: Jack Patterson returns to Little Rock at the request of his boyhood friend Sam Pagano, but when Jack arrives, he’s abducted and taken to a remote swamp where he’s beaten and lynched by men set on revenge. Clovis Jones, his friend and bodyguard, finds Jack near death and gets him to a hospital.

As Jack recovers, he learns Sam’s college sweetheart, Jana Hall, is now a doctor who established and ran Arkansas’s health clinics for the poor including one in Little Rock’s East End. Jana’s efforts stepped on the toes of some powerful people, including someone who wants her clinics shut down, her medical practice ended, and for her to spend the rest of her life in jail. Meanwhile, someone has killed the men who tried to lynch Jack, and Jack is the prime suspect in the murders.

To make matters worse, Jack must defend Jana without the aid of his trusted assistant, Maggie, and his usual co-counsel, Micki Lawrence. Jack faces an unethical special prosecutor, a judge on the take, and the shadowy power broker bent on destroying Dr. Hall and her health clinics. Why Jana has become such a target, no one seems to know. Every time Jack thinks he has caught a break or sees a way to exonerate Dr. Hall, his adversaries or his client put a new obstacle in his path, including a second killer bent on settling an old score.

Jack’s courtroom tactics fail, his client wants to plead guilty to protect her patients, and in a last-ditch effort to overcome the long odds against his client he resorts to a complicated and dangerous strategy. The strategy will either save Jana’s life and reputation, or get Jack disbarred, his client put away for life, or worse―get Jack killed.

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Losing Adam by Adrienne Clarke (Adrienne Clarke )

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Description: Silver Medal Winner - YA category in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).

What happens when the person you love most in the world suddenly becomes a stranger?

Adam and Jenny's world is falling apart. Their dream of attending college together away from home quickly becomes a nightmare when Adam begins hearing the voice of the Snow Queen. Adam's startling transformation from popular drama student into a withdrawn, suspicious stranger leaves Jenny frightened and confused. How can the person she loves most in the world suddenly become someone she doesn't recognize? As Adam drifts farther and farther away into the Snow Queen's mysterious world of ice and snow, Jenny believes she must fight to bring him back or risk losing him forever.

Vividly narrated by Adam and Jenny, the struggle to understand the impact of Adam's mental illness, forces both characters on a journey of self-discovery that leads to understanding about life's uncertainty, the power of first love and the pain of letting go. Drawing on elements of The Snow Queen fairy tale, Losing Adam is a unique combination of drama and romance.

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The Golden Hour by Malia Zaidi (BookBaby)

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Description: Lady Evelyn Carlisle has barely arrived in London when familial duty calls her away again. Her cousin Gemma is desperate for help with her ailing mother before her imminent wedding, which Evelyn knew nothing about! Aunt Agnes in tow, she journeys to Scotland, expecting to find Malmo Manor in turmoil. To her surprise, her Scottish family has been keeping far more secrets than the troubled state of their matriarch. Adding to the tension in the house a neighbor has opened his home, Elderbrooke Park, as a retreat for artistic veterans of the Great War. This development does not sit well with everyone in the community. Is the suspicion towards the residents a catalyst for murder? A tragedy at Elderbrooke Park's May Day celebration awakens Evelyn's sleuthing instinct, which is strengthened when the story of another unsolved death emerges, connected to her own family. What she uncovers on her quest to expose the truth will change several lives forever, including her own. With the shadow of history looming over her,

Evelyn must trust in her instinct and ability to comb through the past to understand the present, before the murderer can stop her and tragedy strikes again.

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Hermes Beckons by John Caris (Westgate House)

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Description: Alchemy and magic dominate. Magician Ralph Garland embarks on a quest to discover the secrets hidden in Hermes’ craft. His research branches into diverse religious traditions, including the Neolithic goddess religion. He journeys beyond the veil and initiates a response from the spirit realm. Many strange experiences occur as he progresses in his alchemical studies, and when his conventional worldview disintegrates, he finally emerges through the portal of mysteries. In fear of losing his mind he opens his heart to his friend and love Shasta Garland, who is writing a new novel in her on-going detective series, one that will apply the theme of magic. She supports him in the healing process, and her nurturing strengthens his resolve to attain his mystical aspirations by producing a magical presentation of alchemy: The Alchemical Light Show. Together the couple evolve toward a spiritual healing and bonding.
Hermes Beckons is a novel of ideas: thought-provoking and stimulating.
Praise for Hermes Beckons
“For a playful romp in a fictional setting, this is a good one.”—The Linking Ring
“The book [is] fascinating reading. Caris is a gifted writer.” —Magicol
“Caris is extremely knowledgeable not only about the supernatural, but also the world of magical entertainment.” —Oracle Magic Magazine
Hermes Beckons [is] a deep book, and I have some magic friends who would look forward to reading it a second time.” —M-U-M

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The Road to Vermilion Lake by Vic Cavalli (Harvard Square Editions)

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Description: "The novel tells the story of . . . [an] ordinary life, that of Thomas Neal Tems, a blaster's assistant and first-aid attendant who lives and works on a construction site beside a glorious, remote lake. The site is being developed by a Swiss company into an ecologically friendly village, and Thomas begins a romance with the talented and imaginative architect who designed the site, a devout Catholic. The world that the characters must navigate, however, is decidedly not a romantic one. It is marked by painful past experiences, dysfunctional families, tragic accidents, alcoholism, and drug overdoses, all of which seem to derive from an inability to reach beyond the superficiality of existence. And yet, this is a world of second chances, for those who desire to change their imaginative perspective, to seek a sense of depth and enchantment that is deeply embedded in the tangible world, particularly in the body and in the natural world, as well as in the creative world of contemplative thought."

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay by Linda Andrews (Linda Andrews)

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Description: In 2037 America, all drugs are legal for recreational use. But the price of getting high costs more than money. Users must give up some constitutional freedoms, including the right to live.

They framed the wrong woman

Jane Doe deals drugs. Born an outcast and one of the throwaway poor, she’s hated by her clients and the zealots who liken her to the serpent in Eden. When a high profile murder victim is linked to her shop, she knows her days are numbered.

Agent Callum French joined the Drugs Oversight Agency to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of an addict. His first assignment—kill the dealer responsible for the death of a powerful Senator’s daughter.

No one counted on Jane having her all Constitutional rights.

Now Callum must investigate the murder. Each lead uncovers the black heart of corruption and media fear-mongering that turns good people into violent mobs. Will discovering the real killer ignite a territory war that spills blood in the streets or expose the rotten roots of power that threaten to topple American democracy?

Warning: this book contains graphic violence, vulgar language, and situations sure to offend nearly everyone.

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No More Blood - Epilogue on the Life of Truman Capote & In Cold Blood by Barbara Thompson (BJT Publishing)

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Description: Truman Capote has only 3 hours and 45 minutes left to live.
Is there time enough for him to create one last epic tale?

To warp and twist and colour the Past, so the death knell Present can be accepted… as one small feminine hand reaches for another?

Near Garden City, Kansas, a young girl walks a lonely stretch of dirt road waiting to meet up with "Him."

The End, in every sense, is nigh; the clock is ticking...
Beyond the fame and fortune which hit like a tsunami after “In Cold Blood,” when time is no longer on your side, when you are sick, alone and dying, can a Happily Ever After be written for Truman?

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The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob M. Appel (Cargo/Freight)

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Description: Satire: Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize.

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Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel (Pressgang / Butler University)

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Description: Literary short stories: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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Poplar Hill by Stephen Ramey Glines (Wilderness House Press)

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Offered by steveglines (publisher): A sad, funny, profound look into the heart of a delightful but ultimately flawed soul.

"I am in awe of Kitty Stevenson! Her purpose, direction, courage, and honesty
are inspiring and writer Steve Glines captures her to perfection. Poplar Hill
takes readers on a journey through the Depression, Nazi Germany on the eve
of a World War, and an epic ice storm. It offers readers a story of a life well
lived, of loss and of suffering. Glines perfectly captures the essence and joie de vivre of Kitty, a heroine with whom everyone should get acquainted!"
– Jackie Jardine Mackean (Editor, The Pictou Advocate, Pictou Nova Scotia)

Description: She was cold, she was alone, and she knew she was going to die.
In the middle of an epic ice storm, Kitty Stevenson, an eccentric old woman, self-exiled to rural Canada from New York society, realizes that she is having a heart attack. She had survived Nazi Germany – she can survive this too. Her neighbors mount a heroic effort to save her. She lives to tell her tale of self-reliance, incredible wealth, poverty, and escape on the eve of a World War. Kitty is ultimately confronted by what she perceives as a personal moral failure.
A strong character, Kitty Stevenson is molded by the Depression and toughened by an intense encounter with Nazi Germany. In the end, she has only one story left to tell: a tale of murder. But, "It was war, damn it, it was war.”
Poplar Hill is full of characters reminiscent of E. Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News, as well as Farley Mowatt’s fiction, with a touch of Tinkers by Paul Harding.

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A Magnet to a Flame by Shawn Patrick Cooke (Amazon Kindle)

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Description: A video store that transports you through time. Immortality from a microwave oven. A trip across the Atlantic, from the comfort of an armchair. From the mind of Shawn Patrick Cooke comes a collection of stories that brush gently against reality.

Featuring both previously published works and never-before-seen stories, this debut collection ranges from America's industrial past to a potluck at the end of the world; from windswept moors to suburban homes, from fairy tales to harsh reality—while shining a light on the core of what it means to be human.

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Insensible Loss by Paul Michael Peters (Paul Michael Peters)

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Why should this be your next read?
"I have read other of Paul Michael Peters' books - and this one ranks right up at the top of the list. It was fascinating and certainly did not end the way I thought it would. The back and forth between the history and the present was really well done."

"Paul Michael Peter’s novel “Insensible Loss” is a truly unique piece of literature that seamlessly combines a little bit of slightly futuristic fantasy and magic with a realistic story of empathy and the struggle of witnessing human suffering and the death process. I love the idea behind the organization that the main character in the book works as a volunteer for, known as NODA (No One Dies Alone)."

"So first of all, the storyline was absolutely amazing! It's a bit of a puzzle, and just when you think you've solved it, all of the pieces get mixed up again! Talk about plot twists.."

"The story is riveting, the characters unpredictable and fascinating, the twists deft and the writing flawless."

"Insensible Loss is one of my favourites books from 2016... Short, bittersweet, and to the point Paul Michael Peters tells a story that feels like bits and pieces I've read before, but pulled together in a new and compelling story."

Description: If you had the chance to live forever, would you take it?

2053: An old man, Viktor Erikson, lies on his deathbed. Alone and with no known relatives, he is tended to by Olivia, a nurse. He has only one request: that she reads to him.

The request is not unusual, but the battered, leather-bound tome she must read is no ordinary book. Written in 1839, it chronicles the discovery of the fountain of youth by Morgana de la Motte – and Viktor Erikson.

What starts off as a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in search of riches and eternal life soon transforms into something quite different: a clash between two personalities bound by love and deceit, locked together by a terrible burden of necessity.

What lengths would you go to – and what price would you pay?

As Oliva reads through the ancient book, she discovers a quest for truth and meaning as Viktor and Morgana relive the greatest sufferings and sorrows of humanity, over and over again.

In such a timeless loop, can Viktor or Morgan save their own true selves? Or will their unstable alliance, forged on the fine line between love and hate, turn into a tangled web of deception?

Insensible Loss is a dark historical thriller, breathlessly following Viktor and Morgana through a centuries-long adventure. Switching between the present and the past, Peters’ masterful storytelling make this fast-paced, imaginative epic a bold exploration of a past spiraling out of control – and a future that has never been more uncertain.

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Shape of Secrets by S.R. Cronin (Cinnabar Press)

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Offered by SherrieCronin (author): This giveaway is to celebrate the release of my updated and slimmed down second novel with a better title and new cover. (A longer version of Shape of Secrets was published as y1 in 2012.) This 281 page story is part of the 46. Ascending collection, a group of six loosely interrelated but stand-alone novels about five family members who discover they can do the extraordinary. Each of these tales celebrates the superhero in each of us and the untapped potential in us all.

Description: Seven year old Zane vowed to become a superhero. As a child too smart to fit in, he studied chameleons and muscle groups to learn to alter his appearance.
Now Zane is starting his first job at Penthes Pharmaceuticals, where he finds layers of corporate secrets and learns knowledge can be dangerous. Good thing he excels at blending in.
Once upper management discovers him, life gets more complicated. A sales trip to the South Pacific leaves Zane dealing with an unsolved murder, an unsavory boot camp manager, and new friends with abilities as surprising as his own and with problems far worse.
Zane wants to help them all. First, however, he has a few work-related issues to handle. Someone at Penthes will kill to protect mysteries the company has worked so hard to keep hidden. He needs to figure out who, so he can use his unique talents to stay alive.

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Wedding Wipeout by Jacob M. Appel (Cozy Cat Press)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): PDF sent by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future.

Description: A mystery novel, but also a satire of religious mystery novels (ie. if you are offended by mild profanity or an irreverent rabbi, please do not request.)

From the jacket:
Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries––at which time that sister is cut off financially. The sisters’ family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding. The morning after the wedding, Florence is found dead in her bed. Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow? Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death. He soon discovers that all of the sisters’ relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep. So could have the bridegroom. But who did it? And why? With no money and no motive, why would anyone kill the old woman? Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties, intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime––and the sinister culprit behind it.

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Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Pess)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent directly by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future. **Note that only one free copy is available per person; thanks in advance for understanding**

Description: LITERARY SHORT STORIES: In his ninth book and fifth collection of stories, Jacob M. Appel introduces readers to a diplomat's wife who attempts to seduce her chimney sweep through Norwegian lessons, a minister whose dead wife is romantically involved with Greta Garbo, and a landlord menaced by a rent-delinquent mime.

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Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent directly by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future. **Note that only one free copy is available per person; thanks in advance for understanding**

I am always grateful for Amazon and LibraryThing reviews as well.

Description: LITERARY SHORT STORIES:

A magician's parrot recommends against donating a kidney to his girlfriend. Inside an antique grandfather clock, a dying child explores Ancient Athens. Rural Virginia is swept by an epidemic of human resurrections. An alien disguised as a Latvian chef opens unwittingly his restaurant opposite an abortion clinic. Jacob M. Appel's Miracles and Conundrums takes us to a world of hope and desperation, where everything is possible, but so much seems far beyond reach.

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The Liars' Asylum by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: LITERARY SHORT STORY COLLECTION: The frustrations of romantic love in its various guises—a domineering kindergarten teacher for a dashing artificial foliage designer, a suicidal physicist for his star student, a dialysis patient at a sleep-away camp for the camp owner’s daughter—provide the common theme for the stories in Jacob M. Appel’s seventh collection. We meet a psychiatrist dabbling with infidelity during a crisis in which rain turns into truth serum, a Finnish-American soldier charged with facilitating his commanding officer’s extra-marital affair, and a couple transporting a wealthy, “locked-in” patient across the Piedmont to his new nursing home. Appel’s literary short fiction offers a quirky window into the pangs and promise of love.

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The Cynic in Extremis by Jacob M. Appel (Able Muse Press)

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Description: Poems. Finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Eclectic characters in everyday scenarios populate Jacob M. Appel's THE CYNIC IN EXTREMIS. We attend a sister's second wedding with a "hand-me-down groom"; trick-or-treat with a young son; encounter a former teacher long retired, still critical; relive difficult ancestral memories of the Holocaust. Full of fun, wit and insight, these poems present—often unapologetically—uncomfortable truths gleaned from close examination of social norms and conventions mostly taken for granted.

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The Battle of Trafalgar Square by David Winship

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Offered by davewinship (author): I'm an author and I'm keen to get some feedback (reviews) about this short, experimental story relating to the pigeons of Trafalgar Square in London.

Description: Two pigeons, Wilbur and Pippa, present the entire epic story of the battle that changed Trafalgar Square forever, told from the pigeon side of the conflict. Narrated over one historic evening's roost in ten hard-hitting and historically researched historic chapters, this is the first time in pigeon history that the whole history of the historic plight of the Trafalgar Square pigeons has been told.

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Last Flocks of the Geese by Philip Dodd (Publish Nation)

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Offered by KELL4772 (author): I am the author of Last Flocks of the Geese. I give away copies of my book in the hope that those who receive them are interested in poetry and would like to review it on Library Thing and elsewhere.

Description: A book of clear verse. Geese migrate through its lines. Tall ships leave Liverpool Bay. An iceberg breaks free of Antarctica. Ivory burns in Kenya. The healing of the rift between nations is contemplated. An exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art is visited. The crossing of the Rubicon is dared. Franz Kafka writes his tales. The spirit of T.S. Eliot revisits The Waste Land. Shakespeare drinks with his acting company. Autumn in Yerevan, Armenia, is mirrored. Utopia is mused on. Childhood is remembered. Love celebrated. Archie Leach sails from Bristol to New York. Matthew Flinders becomes the first man to circumnavigate Australia. Noah's ark moors on mount Ararat. The death of the last rhinoceros is lamented. Weland the smith lifts his hammer. Hugh Minn finds an alien in his loft. Various other visions and inspirations are explored. Readers of these lines will hopefully find them worthy of study.

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way out by Casey Renee Kiser (Holy&Intoxicated Publications)

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Description: in
dreams
the way out
is
clear

limited print chapbook.

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Son of Avonar by Carol Berg (RoC)

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Description: Magic is forbidden throughout the Four Realms. For decades, sorcerers and those associating with them were hunted to near extinction.
But Seri, a Leiran noblewoman living in exile, is no stranger to defying the unjust laws of her land. She is sheltering a wanted fugitive who possesses unusual abilities-a fugitive with the fate of the realms in his hands...

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Garfield eats his heart out by Jim Davis (Ballatine)

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Description: Lock up the lasagna! Chain the chicken! And hold on to your funny bone....America's favorite cat is hungrier, funnier, lazier, grouchier and more lovable than ever before!

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Starfishers, Volume 2 by Glen Cook (Cook, Glen)

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Description: Starfish: Treasure troves of power. They were creatures of fusion energy, ancient, huge, intelligent, drifting in herds on the edge of the galaxy, producing their ambergris, the substance precious to man and the man-like Sangaree alike. In deep, starless space the herds were protected by the great harvestships of the Seiners, or Starfishers - the independent, non-Confederation people who dared to skirt the deadly boundaries of Stars' End and battle the Sangaree. It is with them on the harvestship Danion that Confederation agents Mouse Storm and Moyshe BenRabi have to fly and fight, probing mystery and myth. And where BenRabi, man of many names, must surrender his dreams and his mind itself to the golden dragons of space and their shepherds, the gathering... Starfishers.

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Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist (Bantam Spectra)

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Description: A worthy pupil . . . A dangerous quest

To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan Pug came to study with the master magician Kulgan. But though his courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he was ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry.

Yet Pug's strange sort of magic would one day change forever the fates of two worlds. For dark beings from another world had opened a rift in the fabric of spacetime to being again the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.

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The Road to Vermilion Lake by Vic Cavalli (Harvard Square Editions)

Offered by VicCavalli (author): Enter to win a paperback copy of The Road to Vermilion Lake, signed by the author.

Description: "The novel tells the story of . . . [an] ordinary life, that of Thomas Neal Tems, a blaster's assistant and first-aid attendant who lives and works on a construction site beside a glorious, remote lake. The site is being developed by a Swiss company into an ecologically friendly village, and Thomas begins a romance with the talented and imaginative architect who designed the site, a devout Catholic. The world that the characters must navigate, however, is decidedly not a romantic one. It is marked by painful past experiences, dysfunctional families, tragic accidents, alcoholism, and drug overdoses, all of which seem to derive from an inability to reach beyond the superficiality of existence. And yet, this is a world of second chances, for those who desire to change their imaginative perspective, to seek a sense of depth and enchantment that is deeply embedded in the tangible world, particularly in the body and in the natural world, as well as in the creative world of contemplative thought."

Midwest Book Review
Sharon Alker, PhD

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