Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Rite of Wands



One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust






Monday, September 18, 2017

Honey Tree Farm



Honey Tree Farm: For the love of the beekeeper's daughter
by Brenda M. Spalding

Megan and Josh are on a two week vacation in Florida from Atlanta. Coming back from a day trip exploring the antique shops in Arcadia, a cow on the road puts them in a ditch on a rural back road. A miscommunication over cell phones has them stranded. They find their way to a farm house and an old woman willing to rescue and take them in until help can arrive.

Mrs. Sullivan entertains her guest with the story of how she came to live at Honey Tree Farm. She recounts meeting Jesse, the love of her life, and how a jealous bully tried to destroy their life together.

What Megan and Josh discover is that love is precious and can indeed last beyond a life time.




My Little Red Jalopy



She didn’t know what Jalopy meant, but her Dad bought it for her! Once she learned how to drive, the adventures began. Cruising with her dog by her side, they made memories of a lifetime in this amazing story based on real life events, My Little Red Jalopy.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Books of the Week - September 17, 2017 - Angry Granny

Featured Books of the Week
September 17, 2017



All We Are: book five of the six series
by Sonya Loveday

Life hasn't been the same since returning from Barbados. Josh has fallen. Hard. Unable to shake the feelings Ella stirred up in him, he retreats further into himself. He can't tell her how he feels, because even if he did, it wouldn't change the fact that she's married.

Complicated is an understatement for Ella as she works through her own personal hell after finding out her dead husband is, in fact, alive and in hiding again. But life, and work, must go on.

An undercover job on a four-week cruise should be an easy mission for the Cole Enterprise operatives. Unfortunately, the client is one of Ella's childhood friends, which leaves the pair wishing they'd come up with something other than being engaged as their cover. Playing the part may just hurt them both.

Falling in love is never easy. In fact, it can sometimes be downright painful. No strangers to pain, Josh and Ella find themselves at the crossroads of duty and love. Lines will be blurred. Hearts will be broken. And all that they are will be tested.


Snowflakes
by Steve Catto

Discovering that you can’t find your way back home can be quite disturbing, but when there’s fish to catch, food to grow, animals to hunt, and a boy to share, the world turns out to be quite tolerable really. What more could a girl want?

The problem might be that the world doesn’t find it particularly tolerable, because life is going on and no-one’s really doing anything, except enjoying themselves. That’s got to stop, there’s work to be done!

Time to send in the little grubby girl with the big eyes and the long dark hair... and maybe the monkey. That’ll put the cat among the pigeons.




Angry Granny (Angry Granny Adventures Book 1)
by Boegley & Rob Alex

 
Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.


More great books to check out!
Janelle's favorite toy was Beary Bear. Janelle took Beary everywhere. During a family road trip, Janelle was too tired to hold onto Beary, and she dropped him. Beary was scared, and Janelle had a hard time at home without her favorite toy. Will Janelle and Beary be reunited? Find out as Murry Mole digs new tunnels underground to help The Underground Toy Society find Beary.


The Crystal Needle
by Daniel Peyton


There were only two real witches in Salem during the trials and they left before they were discovered. Together, they founded the town of Featherville to house the refugees from the trials. Unexpectedly, a family of magic Kitsune took refuge there with the sisters. After learning the tragic story of the Kitsune's mother at the hands of witch hunters, one of the sisters grows bitter. She decides to exert dominion over the humans through magic. This is a clear violation of the strict rules of magic. After killing several people, including the father of the Kitsune, the evil sister has to be sealed into the forest. However, the seal is not permanent.

Three centuries later, the Henderson family buys the evil sisters old home and turns it into a bed and breakfast. The son falls for an interesting girl he meets. Little does he realize she is a 300 year old cursed Kitsune waiting to get revenge.
 

Demon's Fever
by Sidney Valentine

A half-demon dating a demon hunter... she's asking for danger.


After losing her dishwasher job, Cary Stone finds herself broke and homeless. And, oh yeah, she's also a half-demon who has to stay in hiding because everyone wants her dead. Awesome. So when she's offered a job to hunt demons at Argos Inc., she jumps at the chance to get a new lease on life. But in order to keep the job, she has to pass a series of tests.

Failing isn't an option as Cary has to do whatever it takes to nail this opportunity. And then there is the hotshot demon hunter that is sexy motivation to reach her goal... but if he knew what she really was, he'd want her dead too. Can things get any worse?

Levi Walker is pissed off. After being the best demon hunter at Argos Inc. since forever, they want to screw him by not paying him for the jobs? Nope, Levi decides it's time to go. Or at least it was until a hunt he's on spins wildly out of control and causes a catastrophic loss...and everyone at Argos blames Levi. Now faced with being sued for the damage, Levi begins pursuing the evidence to clear his name. Jumping right into the fray, Levi soon finds himself in mortal danger. But he's a fighter who'll battle until the end...which may come sooner rather than later, now that he's met a beautiful and mysterious hunter at Argos and can barely keep his mind on the job.

Will Levi stay alive long enough to find the proof to clear his name and leave Argos for good or will Cary prove to be the sexy and dangerous distraction that he just can't ignore? 

Are you tired of endless fights and misunderstandings between you and the people you care about? Do you feel like no matter what you say or do, you just can't get anyone to understand you? Do you feel powerless, or as though it is easier hanging on to grudges and negativity than to continue struggling?

In this powerful guide for teens, Award-Winning Author and Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, teaches you how to use five simple questions to transform your relationships from those filled with tension and frustration to those complete with trust and acceptance.

In this book, you will discover:

* How to identify your feelings
* How to understand why you feel as you do
* How to let go of your unwanted emotion
* How to create win-win situations, enhance and rebuild your relationships, and much more!

If you want to be in control of your feelings, and to let go of things easily, this book is for you. This compact guide is filled with simple tips and easy-to-follow techniques.

Get your copy today and get ready to reclaim your happiness and create amazing relationships for life!

 
Time travel, parallel dimensions and mutants. All in a days work for Vaulkamier Starion and his special forces team fighting the evil Tyrraxian Empire. Utilizing his skills, mystical powers and his allies, he fights his half-brother, Emperor Damon Masters of the Tyrraxians in an effort to keep the Earth and the Universal Defense League from falling under their control.


 
When destiny and desire collide...

In a community full of supernatural powers, eighteen-year-old Jewel longs for a life of normalcy. But nothing in her life is ordinary. And suddenly she discover she's more abnormal than she ever realized--complete with a past she never knew existed. Once a goddess from ancient Greece, Jewel is the main reason everyone has their special abilities.

As she struggles with her newfound knowledge, Jewel encounters the mysterious god of Egypt, Anubis. With a past she has no recollection of, she tries to deny the pull she has for the sexy god. But, destiny has other plans. As she uncovers more secrets about who she really is, Jewel is pulled into a dangerous world surrounded by a prophecy--a prophecy that both terrifies and intrigues her. Will Jewel accept who she once was for a chance to become who she's meant to be?



Blood Orange
by Brenda Spalding

Cocaine and the problems it brings are coming to rural Florida. It falls to Sheriff Gabe McAllister to find a way to stop the drugs from entering his county.

A brave young woman, Nora Hollister, stands by his side in this fight to stop the Medline Cartel lead by Pablo Escobar. Together they try to protect their way of life and of those who work the groves. The DEA sends in their agents to help with a war on drugs and the dangerous Cartel that is moving in.

In 1986 the Florida Orange groves are the drop zones for tons of illegal drugs. Anyone that stands in their way is killed. Nora’s neighbor becomes a causality and she is determined to make them pay.

Along the way flirtation turns to love and the sheriff has more on his mind than catching the drug dealers.
 

Forget Me
by Chelsea Vanderbeek

Sabine is a budding poet who was practically born with a pencil in her hand. Though her intelligence and maturity far surpasses that of those around her, she lacks the confidence and social graces to come out of her shell.

She’s been forced on numerous occasions in the past to slip inside the glass double doors of Hilltop Baptist Church. The youth group was her mom’s idea, really. A shot-in-the-dark way for Sabine to try and make some wholesome friends in a wholesome place. Not that it ever worked out… At least she was usually able to make it out with minimal negative attention as her plain-old invisible self.

This time was different. She always hoped it would be different, but not like this.

When Sabine decides she’s had enough of this life, she ends it and becomes more visible than she’s ever been before. Is it possible she wasn’t as forgettable as she once thought? The only way to find out is to watch the aftermath unfold, and no matter the outcome, she can’t do a thing about it. No one can…

...or can they?

 
Stranded at Romson's Lodge
by J.L. Callison

Kidnapped and flown to a remote lodge in upstate Maine, high school seniors, Jed Romson and Elizabeth Sitton are stranded when their kidnapper crashes on takeoff. With thirty-five miles between them and the nearest hunting lodge, Jed knows it is up to him to care for a homesick city girl until someone finds them. Is he up to the task? “Call me if you need anything.” Jed shook his head. This was going to be interesting. Not only did he have to babysit a tenderfoot, he had to listen to her, too.

Elizabeth, a city girl, has never been away from home, especially out in the wilderness with no amenities. Can she learn to cook on a wood stove or over an open fire? And what about wild animals? Wolves? Bears? Coyotes? Lizzie dropped into a deerskin-bound chair and buried her face in her hands. “I don’t think I can do this, Jed. I’m not cut out to be a Swiss Family Robinson character. I’m not an outdoorsy type of girl. This is all well and good for you, but you grew up with this stuff. I don’t have any idea what I’m doing.”

Left with no clues, what will Detective Sarah Summers do to find the missing teens?


 
Orgasmic Yoga
by Martha Lee

Orgasmic Yoga is an intimate way of stretching our capacity for pleasure. The premise is that an individual engages in solo sex or self-pleasuring for 30 minutes a day (with 30 days recommended as a suitable duration). Besides recommending 30 unique daily practices, this book will introduce you to seven tools to have a more ecstatic life: pelvic floor exercises, breath, sound, movement, touch, intention and fantasy.

Always Darkest



Ronoven, a demon dreaming of an escape from Hell, finds an excuse for an extended vacation on Earth, where he pretends to be a young drifter called Ben. Everything is going great – until he meets Chris. This unassuming teacher is using an assumed identity, too. Cursed with immortality and named in a prophecy Ben thought was fake, Chris becomes an unlikely friend. Together the two of them discover the main subject of the prophecy, Mal, a young woman not only fathered by an angel, but also the last in the direct line of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Mal learns her true identity but is determined not to be forced into a corner by circumstances or some ancient scrap of paper. Falling in love was never part of Ben’s plan, but together he and Mal are drawn into conflict that could destroy them. Slippery ancient gods, as well as angels and their fallen siblings bring to bear all of their power to force Mal to their side. With the help of a small band of allies, Mal tries to shake free of the cage of prophecy and end Hell’s hold on Ben. Will any of them find the future they desire?

"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.”
That’s when things got complicated.

Celebrity Review :
"Always Darkest ... ranges from Heaven to Hell, with most of the action in between on contemporary Earth ... This is a different story ... A solid fantasy novel." 
~ Piers Anthony
Read the whole review at www.hipiers.com/17june.html 

Customer Reviews from Amazon.com
You too, will hate having to wait for the sequel! 
Eric S Alderman
This book has the wit of Christopher Moore, the dialogue and character development of George R R Martin, and is as fun for me to read as Douglas Adams. I await book 2 with bated breath.
A definite movie in the making! 
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This was a well-researched and well-developed character and storyline. It should be the hottest item and I see a movie in its future. Don't miss it!
Loved it! It's highly engaging and brilliantly written.
Annette Parrish
Loved it! It's highly engaging and brilliantly written. I can hardly wait for the sequel!

Pulls you right in!
Deidre Ezell
Solid story in an immersive world, with characters you fall in love or hate with. Looking forward to the second book eagerly!






My Lonely Room



My Lonely Room
by John A. Vikara

Life wasn't so great when you didn't have much of a relationship with your parents or the ability to play street games while growing up in the fifties. You would rather be secluded in your lonely room, using your imagination to write stories and draw comic books than to be drowned in negativity by your mother or humiliated by your peers. All of this can change for Jimmy Yadenik when he meets Johnny, his soon to be mentor and member of the Vandals, and he applies for membership. But the transition won't be easy.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Books of the Week - September 16, 2017 - Under a Hunter's Moon

Featured Books of the Week
September 16, 2017



Oh My Gosh! There's a Mouse in My House
by Regina Hennegan

Bobby is an Adventurous 10 year old Little boy who enjoys playing in his bedroom until an uninvited guest Interrupts his day!

Find Out How Bobby's Acts of kindness ends up helping everyone involved including The Little Uninvited Guest!





Under A Hunter's Moon
by Timothy Bateson

 
Richard Parsons is a lupine, one of the many breeds of shape-shifters living in Seattle. Mortal legends of his kind call them werewolves.

When a traveling exhibition returns to Seattle, Richard takes a night time visit, with plans that go beyond seeing a particular display. However he is unprepared for the memories and emotions that come flooding back.

"Under A Hunter's Moon" is the first of the "Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel" series, giving readers a chance to meet the characters who will be appearing in the main series. Every story is a snapshot of an event in that character's past, and can be read as a standalone short story, or as part of the series. At 4,200 words in length, "Under A Hunter's Moon" is a quick, easy, read that introduces readers to the "Shadows Over Seattle" setting.




Deities & Dragons: Campaign
by C.A. Poindexter

 
Six people sprint into the wild seeking safety from assassins and conspirators only to find adventure, resilience, love, and themselves. Journey along with the elf San'Khan and her gnome roommate Mist, the two humans Khrys and his female bodyguard Mailan, and the halfling thief Morl and his best friend the half-elf Pheck as their lives are changed forever by reality, chance, magic, and heritage.

What happens when you twist the movie Lord of the Rings with the TV show Friends? You get the series Deities and Dragons.

The humans Khrys and his bodyguard Mailan knew the rumors about someone buying off the noble houses of Chorelous but who and why? Morl, a halfling pickpocket and his half-elf monk friend Pheck manage to steal some documents from a mark in the market place but what do the papers say? San'Khan, an elf whore, kills her most consistent and high paying client because the scrolls he had said that he was part of an undead coup that was coming to take over the city. Now the five of them and San'Khan's gnome flatmate, Mist, must run for their lives as well as raise an army to come back and defend their beloved city. What happens when they fall in love, find a cursed village, and realize they are more than they thought they were -both individually and together?

But more importantly, who are they running from to ultimately return to and fight against?



More great books to check out!
The Underground Toy Society helps toys find new homes. Sometimes finding new homes is not easy. When Murry Mole takes a wrong turn and digs a tunnel to a toy store, they thought the toy bin would help toys find homes easier and faster. However, only new toys were allowed in the toy bin. How will forgotten toys find a home in time for Christmas?

The Legacy of Dragonwand
by Daniel Peyton
A teenage would-be wizard just wants to go to wizard school, but he finds himself on an epic quest instead...all the standard elements of a YA fantasy protagonist’s transformation into a hero - KIRKUS REVIEWS

He Who Seeks Power, Seeks Destruction.

Over 1000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after the Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the War still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, sixteen-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest to end the darkness and find the Dragonwand before it gets into the wrong hands. As Markus discovers growing powers and makes allies, will he find what he needs to complete Tolen’s task, or will the ancient, dark wizard uncover the Dragonwand and forever change the fate of the land of Gallenor?
 

Stage 3
by Ken Stark
Blindness was just the beginning. Once the virus stripped away everything remotely human, all that was left was a mindless savage. A predator. A monster.

Hank Mason thought that he had nothing left to lose, but now he is all that stands between a young girl and a gruesome fate, and he's sworn to protect her with his very life. But the virus isn't done yet. A new, deadlier terror is slowly emerging, and even as Mason and Mackenzie battle their way from one horror to the next in a desperate flight through a world gone mad, they both know that their time is running out.

The girl is already blind, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.


The Botanist
by Dahlia Donovan
Only $.99
When mistaken identity leads a young botanist into trouble, Navy SEALs come to the rescue.

Aled Demers prefers plants over people. He survives an attack in Anguilla alive but emotionally and physically scarred. Back home in Cardiff, he struggles with PTSD and his unraveling life.

Wyatt "Earp" Hardy lives for his SEAL brothers. Retiring from military service brings new challenges for him to face. The last thing he expects is for his next mission to involve falling for the much younger botanist.

If the botanist has the strength to heal, can Wyatt find the courage to love?

The short story The Botanist is book three in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.


 
Taming a Jackaroo
by Sidney Valentine
He wants to throw away his future. She’ll do whatever it takes to save hers… Even tame a wild Aussie cowboy.

City girl and serial non-dater, Affrica Clarke travels to Boulia, Australia, to investigate the environmental impacts of the local mining company. Unless she proves herself and wins that promotion, she’ll lose so much more than a pay rise. Yet everything goes wrong the moment she lands in the outback. With no research equipment, only skimpy clothes packed by her best friend to help her score a date, and a tight deadline to submit her report, she’s screwed. So when a sexy cowboy offers to play chauffeur, she’s all over it. But she’s there to shut down the mining activities, not fawn over the guy who’s supporting them, no matter how sizzling the attraction between them.

Billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston tempts fate as an adrenaline junkie, living each day as if it were his last. Angry and wounded, he’s in town to sell his cattle ranch to the local mining company and be done with his past—until he meets hapless city-chick Affrica, who has no clue about surviving in the desert. Sam doesn’t know how to stop being a daredevil even though Affrica reminds him of the happiness he once had.

Can Sam let go of the past before he loses the one person who's finally breathed new life into him, or is it not possible to truly tame a jackaroo?


 
Where Shall We Go?
by Vera Harris
This is Vera Harris's third self-published children's book. Even before I started Happy Reading, self-published in 2014, I've always had an interest in becoming a book author. I love creating fun-filled stories that captivate the hearts of little kids, so I worked hard to make my dream a reality. My first books, A Bee on My Bike (2014) and Zach and His Cat (2015), both appeared in Storymonster.com, a family magazine, and Storytime Pup. They were also featured in Children's Books Read Aloud on YouTube. I was a part of the Dallas Book Festival 2016, the Houston Texas Black Book Festival, Dallas Public Library Reader's Fest, and numerous book-signing ventures throughout Dallas-Fort Worth Metro as well. You can take a look at my books at the Dallas Public Library; Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library of Forney in Texas; Houston, Texas Public Library; and the Savannah, Georgia Public Library. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family, most of whom fondly call me Sister. Aside from these hobbies, I also love working in the church and being a volunteer reading partner for the Dallas Independent School District. A retired combat Army veteran, I served the U.S. Army with honor and distinction for thirty years. My dedication earned me two Bronze Star medals plus various other commendations, certificates, medals, and honors. Vera Harris, called Sister by her family, loves spending time with her family and working in her church. Her grandson inspired her to write her first book.

Inked Hearts
by Lindsay Detwiler
“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.
That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”


Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time.

But then she meets Jesse.

A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.

When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?

 
The world is broken. Tara is alone. But within her a power grows.

The Shift destroyed the world. All that remains is the harsh and unforgiving sand lands. Food is scarce; water even more so. And Tara has just discovered that she's been lied to her entire life. The world as she knows it does not exist. She is not the ordinary girl she thought herself to be. Instead, she is one of a unique breed known as New Bloods – revered by some, hunted by others.

Tara is no stranger to hardship. But when her village is destroyed and the young people taken by the merciless Prezedant, she must quickly learn how much of a fighter she can become.

Gathering a ragtag fellowship on her way, she embarks on a quest into the unknown to find what remains of her family. Little does she realize how dangerous it will be. Or how it will change her–and perhaps the world–forever.

Awaken is the first book in the young adult dystopian New Bloods series. With riveting characters, rich world-building and an intriguing story, this book by Michelle Bryan will leave you wanting more.


 
A strange boy who knows too much about Moira’s tragic past wants her dead. Rescued by winged twins Airi and Belamar, she is taken to safety in their parallel world.

Skyfall is in ruins, its vast, beautiful, wilderness only a decayed shell of a once vibrant and magical world. Guided by destiny, Moira, Airi, and Belamar must find a journal left by the twins' deceased mother, Tanari, that tells them how to save their world.

Dark secrets unravel around the three friends as a revolution led by the strange boy threatens their lives…and the quest to save Skyfall.


 
Love You Always
by Natalina Reis
A jilted lover, a quirky witch, and a mysterious mobster. What could possibly go wrong?

EM

I don’t care that my heart goes into overdrive when I’m around him. He can’t expect me to drop my steady life upside down after five years of radio silence and take him back. I’ll do whatever I can to keep him out of my life—even if I have to use magic.

JEM

I was an idiot to leave her without a goodbye, but I love her. I’ve always loved her, and I will fight tooth and nail to win her back. Even if that means pissing off some very dangerous people.

A standalone friends to lovers, second chance novel with all the twists and turns, sweet-sexy romance, and humor Natalina Reis's books are known for.

Everything She Needed #2


Everything She Needed: 

A Cedar Valley Novel #2


Sometimes, you just have to follow your heart and allow the mountains in the distance to guide you home, where you belong...

Rachel Elliot never dreamed of leaving the city for the small town life of Cedar Valley. That was until she met Adam Jacobsen, single father and volunteer fireman at the Cedar Valley Fire Department.

Adam never imagined finding someone as down-to-earth and loving as Rachel. Having known both love and loss, along with raising a son on his own, he's more than ready to have the family he's always wanted.

When things heat up in Cedar Valley, fate reveals they might just have everything they never realized they needed and so much more.





You Dear, Sweet Man



You Dear Sweet Man
by Thomas Neviaser

The subway ad is enticing. One might even consider it elegant as well. A beautiful woman, sitting atop a desk in a sparsely decorated office, staring directly at Bobby Fastow, a blue collar worker, on his way to his monotonous yet physically exhausting job. The photograph has an unusual charisma, a spectacular presence. It seemingly leaps off and out of the poster.

Bobby Fastow intensely absorbs the information directed at him. BurgerBlast, his favorite fast food restaurant, famous for quick service and reliable, if not artery-choking fare, is announcing a new name and a new direction.

But, in the world of advertising, nothing is as it seems. What if the line that separates an advertisement from the real world were erased? What if an image stepped from an ad and beckoned you to follow it back, inviting you to melt into its world. Could you resist? Bobby Fastow couldn't, and his decision would turn his world upside down.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Recognizing the Real Me



Confidence Fuller is a beautiful full-figured woman with the desire for her happily ever after, but after a couple of devastating break-ups she finds herself in a continuous downward spiral with no end in sight. Nina, her sister, is a successful small business owner embracing her singleness, until she takes a stroll down memory lane with her old college flame, and gets way more than she bargained for.

As if things couldn't get any worse, on the heels of discovering their father is ill, Confidence is faced with a heartbreaking tragedy and Nina has to deal with the consequences of her dalliance with the past. As the sisters attempt to recover from their wreckage, the two are forced to take a step back and look within in order to survive moving forward.







Thursday, September 14, 2017

Diego, One Lonesome Cat



Diego, One Lonesome Cat

by Jeanne Conway

Diego is a curious cat who loves to roam and travel. On the day his family moves to a new home, Diego cannot be found. Juan and Maria search everywhere for him without success. When Diego returns to his home later that day, the family is gone. What will Diego do? Can he find his family again? "Diego, One Lonesome Cat" is the story of Diego's journey to find his home and family.

Stage 3



Blindness was just the beginning. Once the virus stripped away everything remotely human, all that was left was a mindless savage. A predator. A monster.

Hank Mason thought that he had nothing left to lose, but now he is all that stands between a young girl and a gruesome fate, and he's sworn to protect her with his very life. But the virus isn't done yet. A new, deadlier terror is slowly emerging, and even as Mason and Mackenzie battle their way from one horror to the next in a desperate flight through a world gone mad, they both know that their time is running out.

The girl is already blind, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Days of Insult






Days of Insult
by Erin Eldridge

When the Germans invade his country in 1941, Russian youth, Sacha Mikhailov, becomes a part of the titanic struggle on the Eastern Front. Fighting first as a partisan, operating with his detachment from deep in the forest, he learns the skills of sabotage and ambush. He makes friends, falls in love, and endures the enemy’s vicious onslaught to wipe out the partisans once and for all. As the Russians push the Germans back, Sacha joins the Red Army and his war continues on into the capitals of Europe where he formulates a plan which will set his life on a radically different course.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sexy Challenges 33 Adventures



Whether you want deep soulful lovemaking or hot-rip-your-clothes-off sex, you can consciously connect to your spirituality, your friskiness, your heart and your lover every time with these 33 unique sexy challenges.  Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex are an amazing power couple who help you and your partner open your hearts, souls, minds, and bodies through playful, metaphysical spirituality and sexuality. 

Lovemaking is far more than just a physical interaction between lovers.  It is actually a sacred journey you and your partner travel together.  One of the greatest things about Sexy Challenges is that they're easy, practical and a lot of fun.  And, they lead you on a mystical journey like no other. 

Most couples want to keep their relationship hot and sexy, but aren't sure how to do it.  On top of that, they crave a spiritual connection.  However, blending the sexy and the spiritual can seem confusing or even impossible.  Drs. Rob and Janelle have created a solution with these almost effortless ideas for you and your lover.   

Plan your sexy date nights with the couples' sexual planner while creating planned spontaneity.  Transform yourselves into vampires or Egyptian lovers.  Build a love retrieval machine while exploring an orgasmic reincarnation.  Spin the bottle and sensually motivate your partner.  

When you experience these 33 adventures you'll discover how to create powerful energy with passion, purpose, and love.  You'll even learn how to sexually charge your money! 

No matter how you look at it, Sexy Challenges 33 Adventures will set your lingerie, spirituality, and intimacy on fire.


Monday, September 11, 2017

SIZZLE: Be a HOT Date for a Perfect Mate




Sizzle: Be a HOT Date for a Perfect Mate
by Terai Koronui

Getting out into the 'Singles Mingle' isn't easy at any age. It's like jumping onto a 'minefield,' place a foot wrong and you'll get your confidence 'shot' down, your 'self-worth' detonated to bits, your resolve to DATE again 'smashed' up!

SIZZLE - Be a HOT Date for a perfect mate will help you navigate that minefield with finesse, even if you have baggage; feel too old, overweight, have children, no fashion-sense, strapped for cash, failed at relationships or never, ever told you were HOT before! 


It is every Woman's 'Bible' to overcome the emotional, mental and physical anxieties and confusion of dating again after a relationship breakup, or divorce. It's the 'shot' of confidence every woman looking for 'new' love needs, to get out of the house and mingle with other singles!

You will learn:


  • 20 SIZZLING Hot Tips to help you feel, look and act like an attractive, confident, desirable woman
  • 10 SIZZLING facts about a HOT Date - see how you measure up!
  • 12 stereotypes men have about women they meet. I call it the 'DIRTY DOZEN' - it's not all bad either...
  • How to deal with the contentious issue of who pays for dinner? - Chapter 8
  • 'To SHAG or not to SHAG? - Not sure? Chapter 11 will help you make that choice
  • To tune your 'energy' to love. It's a 'thing', and very potent for attracting 'Mr Right' or 'Mr Wrong’’ - it’s your call
  • 5 'best' ways to connect with a person of 'interest' without speaking
  • What's HOT and What's NOT
’SIZZLE’ is for women who WANT to be Queen of her domain and is proactive about getting what she wants including 'choosing' HER man, rather than being chosen. When a woman of this calibre picks a man; he will consider himself very LUCKY! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Books of the Week - September 10, 2017 - Damaged Goods

Featured Books of the Week
September 10, 2017



Evaline Transcendent
by Timothy Bateson

Evaline is the shipboard computer on the Miranda Two, a colony ship destined for the planet Karman-III-Delta. She is possibly Earth's last hope of establishing a working off-world colony. However, her predecessor stopped reporting home, so now she and the colonists must establish what happened to the previous colony.

The Miranda Two has been traveling for twenty years, and now it's time for Evaline to wake the crew and colonists in preparation or arrival at their destination. Can Evaline and the crew figure out what happened to the Miranda One expedition, and what price will they have to pay for the answers?

Note From the Author: This is the second release of "Evaline Transcendent", which originally appeared in the "Across the Karman Line" anthology. Since that release, I have revisited the story and expanded on some aspects, and rewritten others. At it's core, this is exactly the same story but reimagined for a wide audience.

Originally standing at around 8,500 words, this new release boasts a word count of closer to 14,000. I hope that those of you who have read the original story will discover new aspects to it when reading this version. For those coming to it for the first time, enjoy!





Under The Nail Polish
by By Tina Griffith


Everyone has secrets that they’d rather keep hidden, but we all know that these private matters have a tendency of spilling out at the most inopportune moments. And when a privileged piece of information does leak out and it gets exposed, it can sometimes change our lives so drastically, that there’s no turning back. For in that fleeting explosion when we first learn of the shocking deception, our world suddenly gets transformed into utter chaos and fear, and it typically has us running for shelter.

The four main characters in this story, are all hiding something that they’d rather not have anyone know about. Regrettably, the terrible secrets which each one of them had buried deep in their past, begins to bubble to the surface. With deceit and murder lingering in the air, can any of them survive the consequences of having their pasts revealed?




Damaged Goods
by Rye Hart


Mr. sexy and enigmatic is seeking a nanny.
I'm the lucky lady.
But he's rude, impatient, and totally barbaric.
And it's getting hard to ignore the rumors.
Suspicions for why he moved into my small town.

NOW A TOP 19 AMAZON BESTSELLER!

People tell me he's damaged goods.
Flawed or not, I wouldn't mind accepting his package.
I just hope whatever he's running from is locked away for good.

60,000+ words in this full length standalone nanny romance. Brand new forbidden fruit romance included:Bodyguard.


More great books to check out!

The Liberation of Paul
by Jim Donahue

When Paul Sarin befriends Riley Bennett one night at a bar, he couldn’t have imagined where this friendship would take him. Riley introduces Paul to a world of extreme retribution and revenge by taking him into the inner circle of the Elites. The Elites assist victims struggling with past abuse—and more often than not, their abusers. Riley and the Elites support victims in destroying their demons, in turn setting those victims free of the memories that have weighed them down. All victims confront their demons and handle them as they see fit. Riley eventually grows to almost messiah status with followers in the thousands.

A compelling psychological thriller, The Liberation of Paul explores the darkest and most twisted aspects of humankind and sheds a healthy beam of light on them in more ways than one. While the Elites are executing their orders, we peer into the mind of Paul, exploring his own pain, trauma, and hope. Good and evil exist in everyone, and the sheer effort to balance these attributes proves a fight in and of itself.

Bobby is an Adventurous 10 year old Little boy who enjoys playing in his bedroom until an uninvited guest Interrupts his day!

Find Out How Bobby's Acts of kindness ends up helping everyone involved including The Little Uninvited Guest!
 
Peggy remembers a time when she was the only baby doll in the house. Janice loved Peggy so much, but as all little girls do, Janice grew up. Peggy was passed down to Janice's two daughters, Jessica and Jennifer. Peggy had to learn to share her time with other toys.

After the two girls grew up, and Janice passed away, Peggy was forgotten. What will happen to Peggy? How will she ever find children to love her again?


The Way I See It
by Thomas Neviaser
Have you ever left your doctor's office and not known what your bone, joint, ligament, or tendon diagnosis was? Did you understand the medical terms he used, and did you know the treatment plan and how long it may take? Did he discuss the indications and complications of any surgical procedure you may have? Well, you're not the only patient who has done so. After 33 years as an active orthopaedic surgeon, I can fully understand your frustration. I have written this guide to explain the most common bone and joint conditions in easy-to-understand terms so the next time you visit your doctor you will be more knowledgeable and armed with intelligent questions about your condition. This book is written so you, the reader, are with me, one-on-one, as we take a comprehensive tour of the most common orthopaedic problems from Head-to-Toe along with phonetic descriptions of medical terms as well as photos and diagrams depicting the anatomy of many parts of the upper and lower extremities as well as the spine; how an orthopaedist's office works; what to expect the day of surgery; and chapters on stress fractures, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, bone healing, and medical tests.


 
Steel, Blood and Fire
by Allan Batchelder
On the march, around the campfire, and in the taverns, they tell incredible stories about Tarmun Vykers, the Reaper – how he’s never been cut in battle, how he once defeated hundreds of men by himself, how he exterminated an entire people over an insult. These stories make Vykers seem like a god, but he is a man, an arrogant, ruthless and bloodthirsty man. For all that, he may be the only thing standing between the human race and utter annihilation at the hands of the mad wizard who calls himself the End-of-All-Things. Against this backdrop, smaller, lesser folks struggle to fulfill their own destinies, folks like Aoife, burdened with a secret so dark she is driven to do the unimaginable and seek an alliance with fey powers no mortal has ever encountered.

Are you a fan of: Grimdark, Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, Steven Erikson’s The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Glen Cook’s Chronicles of the Black Company, or Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle? If so, grab your copy of Steel, Blood & Fire now!


 
Hellbound: The Tally man
by David McCaffrey
His crimes - unforgivable. His death - inevitable. His suffering - just beginning.

Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom, his death sentence watched by the world's media, victim relatives and one investigative reporter, Joe O Connell. Penning an account of Stark's personal history and subsequent crimes in the hope of determining what elements make the sociopathic mind tick, Joe discovers clues and inconsistencies which cause him to investigate Stark's execution.

While this is happening in the real world, Obadiah Stark awakens to an afterlife where he has a wife and daughter bound to his childhood hometown. Following his natural predatory instinct, Obadiah proceeds to torment the town, committing multiple murders before being gunned down by the police. He awakens to find that everything has reset, with no one recalling his murderous spree a reality which offers no escape. As the scenes repeat, he is forced to submit to emotions he has never experienced before... and with it, a poisonous dose of morality.


Faolan O'Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he s ever imagined.

Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can t conquer a city alone.

Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?

 
The Borrowers meets Frankenstein in this first book in a humorous fantasy trilogy set in snowy Minnesota. Moira Cake’s house is a bruise on the neighborhood. The Haunted house. The witch’s house. But there’s something wonderful hidden within her walls. Coriander is one of Moira’s secrets. An animated doll forced to go rogue to save her family and her home when outsiders intrude and her sister goes missing. But things are not as simple as a mere rescue mission. Something is amiss within Coriander’s family itself and it takes a budding friendship with human nerds, an encounter with a mailman masquerading as a china doll, and a face off with a secret band of witches to open Coriander’s eyes to the true threat. But will she see it in time to save her family and herself?  Let yourself in on the secret in this highly anticipated debut rife with lovable characters brought to life through a series of odd and charming adventures.


 
Known for its lavish hotels and casinos, beautiful showgirls and sumptuous buffets, Las Vegas is home to an abundance of wedding chapels, where blushing brides vow everlasting love to their knights in shining armor. Follow Rosemary, the wedding organizer, and Buster, her dachshund with a nose for matrimony, as they guide you through the fictional stories of the Chapel of Eternal Love. Witness a Harley-riding love affair and a May-December romance. Meet a widow and widower who encounter each other at a cemetery and an Iraqi veteran and his anti-war activist bride. Walk down the aisle with two lost souls who find hope and a couple with differing religious backgrounds finding faith. Share the poignant, moving and occasionally humorous tales of the young and old, first-time sweethearts and long-lost loves. Discover the joys, sorrows and journeys that led each of them to the Chapel of Eternal Love.


 
Red Lakes
by Josh Harding
No greatness was ever borne without pain…

A nuclear holocaust has devastated humanity. Out of the ashes rises a new totalitarian Soviet state that bears a chilling resemblance to a major fast food chain. Everyone eats burgers and the savior of the state-approved religion has red hair, white skin, and enormous feet. Sergei, a meat farmer in the Ukraine, learns that he is actually a clone of the State’s founder and destined to become its Premier. The secret police whisk him away to Moscow where he is prepared for absolute power. Sergei is kidnapped by a group of terrorists who are bent on overthrowing the State. They open Sergei’s eyes to the atrocities meted out by the State on its people: torture, human cloning, and dietary oppression. Sergei escapes his captors and returns to Moscow but to what end? Does he assume the Premiership or follow the terrorists in their desperate struggle?