Full Price Books 17/07/2013 Fiction & Literature

Trauma nurse and part-time death-investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal night at her St. Louis Emergency Department. Then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, victim of a suspected suicide. One suicide is bad. But when one grows to four in a matter of days, and all the victims are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem. Were these really suicides? Why would successful, hot young lawyers want to kill themselves? Then Molly unearths secrets that powerful people dont want exposed and the puzzle suddenly becomes a threat. Now she must find killer, or become the next victim. AWARDS: 4 1/2 Stars, Gold Metal Romantic Times REVIEWS: “With her own unique blend of dark humor, complex motivations and riveting suspense, Eileen Dreyer is a very tough act to beat. A nerve-shattering suspense.” ~RT Magazine OTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLERS by Eileen Dreyer: Nothing Personal Brain Dead A Man to Die For If Looks Could KillFiction & Literature

 

 

Sam finds herself the heir of an estate she had no idea existed. As she explores the property she discovers hidden treasures, family secrets and one of the most beautiful conservatories she has ever seen (which has some secrets of its own). As she uncovers the past, she discovers a new outlook on her future – an outlook she never had before.Fiction & Literature

 

 

“As long as Denmark looks backward, there will be bloodshed.” It is December of 1601. Soren Andersmann, the Danish royal astrologer, has smuggled a trunk full of poisons, daggers, and a venomous snake into the royal castle at Elsinore. Though Soren knows nothing of the assassin’s trade, he has sworn to be the instrument of justice. King Christian IV has murdered Soren’s mentor and spiritual father, Tycho Brahe, the most famous astronomer the world has seen. Soren will have his revenge. The Astrologer takes us into the world of Europe on the edge of the Renaissance. It is a world ruled by the sword, where civilization is held in place by violence and blind loyalty. The birth of science is still overshadowed by medieval religion, but men are learning to think for themselves. In 1601, a man who thinks for himself is a dangerous man. Soren Andersmann, the astrologer, is becoming a dangerous man.Fiction & Literature

 

 

What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic, forbidden love, elves, sprites, dragons, and the most powerful creatures of all— the fairies —in Bonded, a collection of three fairy tale inspired novellas. CINDERS: A Cinderella sequel. Money can’t buy love, but magic isn’t a sure bet either. Cinderella, now officially a princess, finds royal life is not what she once dreamed. When a mysterious elf from her past stirs up long-suppressed passion, Cinderella begins to wonder if there really is love beneath the spell that captured her husband’s heart. But undoing magic can be harder than casting the initial spell, and the results are even less predictable. THIRDS: A retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale, One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes. Issina is surrounded by magic, yet none of it belongs to her. Despised and abused by her mother and sisters, she finds comfort when she meets the beautiful elves living in the nearby woods. The elves want to help her discover her own magic, but it’s not the kind of power she hoped for, and she learns there is more to magic than getting what you want. SCALES: A Sleeping Beauty prequel. The sun never sets in the realm of the fairies. When the young fairy Serina looks into her sister’s eyes, she sees darkness for the first time. After her mother is murdered, Serina defies fairy law to follow her sister to the human realm. There she discovers the strength of a bond, the weight of a promise, and the darkness in her own heart.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Red Gone Bad A collection of twisted fairy tales in which Little Red Riding Hood is finally taking her life into a direction which suits her, but not so much her friends, nor the wolf. The miller’s daughter tries to strike a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but forgets one detail. Snow White is as black as night. And Cinderella cleans house in a most definite way. If you like to read stories in which the twists keep you on the edge of your seat and heroines get what they deserve, you might just like this anthology.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Awakening Colors will take you on a magical adventure! Read this fascinating story that weaves together current times with ancient mythologies. Set in modern day Toronto, this book is an exciting story of adventures that evolve across material worlds into illusions and beyond. Using his powers to reach into the world of illusions, Arche Lasarre is able to change destinies. The power of his manipulations threatens all three worlds: the material, the illusionary and the timeless. Visions of constantly changing destinies and futures depicted in vibrant colors – this is what Pari sees. Mystified and confused, Pari initially hides her visions from others. She dismisses them as hallucinations. Guided by scrolls left to her by the spiritual master Chanakya, Pari needs to discover her powers and define her own destiny. Will she be seduced by the lure of Arche’s power of illusions? Will she choose her own path? What will Pari do? Find out now!Fiction & Literature

 

 

AN AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD SEMIFINALIST Sex, Sin, and Scandal in a Small New England Town… Interweaving the humor and mystery of Desperate Housewives with the drama and romance of Days of Our Lives throughout the novel, Matthew W. Grant breathes new life into the genre of small town potboilers. From heiress Nancy Harrison fighting the manipulations and objections of her powerful family as she pursues a romance with mechanic Roy Trembley to Melinda Rollins, the minister’s daughter who is cheating on her millionaire fiance… From the crazy old lady harboring a deadly grudge, to the young girl who finds herself pregnant, single, and stuck with a playboy boyfriend afraid of commitment… You’re invited into the hearts, souls, and bedrooms of the residents of Slaters Falls where families of varying wealth and stature find their lives intertwined by sex, sin, scandal, and secrets. Among the ensemble cast of spiteful busybodies, ambitious social climbers, sleazy hunks, conniving bitches, dirty cops, and scheming murderers, several achieve meaningful change. Secrets Of Slaters Falls is classic soap opera that tackles controversial topics such as abortion, racism, and drug abuse. Not since best-selling classic Peyton Place has a novel so thoroughly exposed the secrets and lies that fester beneath the picture-perfect surface of every small town.Fiction & Literature

 

 

In Nell Lillington’s small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell’s stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram’s plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out. Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced that the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and the incident prompts her to rethink her decision to abandon her own child to her fate. But the revelations to which her questions lead make her realize that even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby, she may have no safe place to run to.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Linda Dowling’s husband traded her in for a younger model, and she clung to the only life and home her kids knew. Easiest thing by far when her heart was broken and her small town was filled with folks who commonly mistook their neighbor’s concerns for their own. But even in Cross Springs, NC, time moves on and starts to heal the most grievous of wounds. Linda shakes things up, goes back to college and—gasp!—starts dating a younger man.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Godfrey is young, wealthy and able-bodied. He has all the women you can imagine, and unbelievably deep pockets. But Godfrey wants more. His Great Greatness wants to rid the world of a menacing scourge, and restore what is truly superior to an elevated position. Why would anyone stop him? Who could possibly stop him? Chucky arrives as the new assistant, and tries to perform every duty that is handed to him. What challenges for a dull servant! Look at him muddling through! With passports of exclusive privilege, the two adventurers make a splash in tropical Langkawi, where the water is blue and the girls are brown. Then they rendezvous with the locals in Singapore, where pleasures are plentiful and multicolored. Food and money are found in piles. Life in a global city should be, possibly, one of uninterrupted leisure…shouldn’t it? Desire is a seductively red piece of jade, which resides even in our dreams. “I am a healthy, strong and sexy male with a life, most of it sex life.” – Godfrey Mann “I did not know how to reply, since the words were difficult to speak.” – ChuckyFiction & Literature

 

 

Once the doyenne of Long Beach and now a sick old man, Frank’s dying wishes lay in the hands of an overbearing carer. Mike refuses to embrace modern fads like gay marriage, preferring the past when gay men really had something to fight about. John secretly places an ad in The Farmers Journal looking for a companion as his father organises local farmers in political protest. In a Belfast hospital, Conor confesses to his dying father that he intends to marry his flatmate. Ciarán responds to John’s ad in The Farmers Journal but finds his search for love overshadowed by the search for a neighbour’s missing child. The demolition of Ballymun flats forces Scott into making some life decisions, including embarking on an affair that threatens to destroy him. Teenage Traveller Ritchie discovers a glorious world of online dating is just a click away. From the wind-scrubbed West of Ireland to the manicured lawns of the East, gay men are searching for their place in a modern Ireland. These gritty and confessional stories fuse their characters’ voices into forceful narratives, connecting them by a few degrees of separation, an improved road or a new broadband connection. In Pursuit is a progressive journey built around the universal emotions of love, friendship and the pursuit of happiness and how this can shift over time for us all.Fiction & Literature

 

 

In this prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial, we follow how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States. We see important events that the Evans family gets themselves involved in: such as the return of the Israelites to Israel, the assassination of President Kennedy, the terrorism of 9/11, and eventually events that lead to government tyranny in the United States with the sole purpose of destroying Christianity and its influence in the United States. The novel also follows the Atwood family, starting with the Great-Grandfather of Brian, Charles, as he fights in World War Two and ends up helping liberate Buchenwald shortly near the end of the war. Charles returns to the States and gets married to the love of his life, Betty. Eventually, the family ends up in Delaney, Nebraska, where we watch Aaron, the father of Brian, join the Army to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan after 9/11. Later on, we get to see how Brian and Lynda finally get together and get married.Fiction & Literature

 

 

First in the series ‘The Strongs of Summerleas Farm’. The tale of a marriage…and the search for fulfilment. Hampshire, England, 1829. When seventeen-year old Mary Springer marries George Strong and arrives with him at Summerleas Farm, she has no way of knowing that he is still obsessed with his former lover, Annie, the woman now married to his brother. Nor does she know that resentful of George’s marriage and unhappy in her own, Annie is scheming to rekindle her relationship with him. Isolated and lonely in her new surroundings, Mary struggles to cope with her husband’s cold and evermore distant behaviour, while for his part, George laments choosing such a young and innocent wife. So when Annie is widowed by the unexplained death of her brutal husband and a young farm-hand offers Mary the chance to discover what is missing from her life, will their marriage survive? Against a backdrop of the uprisings sweeping Hampshire in the 1830s, the story of George and Mary’s ill-matched union is a tale of their search for love and fulfilment, of adultery and betrayal and of the lengths to which some people will go in the name of love. What reviewers had to say: “From the very beginning, the scene is set well for the remainder of the book and is well written, engaging the reader immediately with its colourful characters throughout this enjoyable read.” – Historical Novel Society “Great twists and turns with intrigue to keep you thinking. Sandra-Jane Goddard has written a good read in The Worst of Lies…” – Historical Novel Society A note from the author: When I talk to people about my books, their first question is often ‘Would I like them?’ and of course that’s really difficult to answer. So over time, my response has become to ask them what sort of books and characters they like to read about. And then, if in particular they mention the nineteenth-century, family sagas, romance, emotional conflict, tangled relationships and earthy, rural settings, then I tell them that they might. But if, more than that, they tell me that they want to be drawn in by flawed characters and broken relationships; that they want to immerse themselves in a book to be savoured slowly and that will linger with them once finished; that they aren’t squeamish about sex and adultery and prefer grit and realism over fairy-tales, then I tell them that they’re probably in for a treat. And if they’re still undecided, then I suggest that they might like to visit one of my blogs or my website, where they can read the first chapters…and decide for themselves whether they want to buy the book and keep reading… Sandra-Jane Goddard, Author, The Strongs of Summerleas Farm Series.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Book two in the series ‘The Strongs of Summerleas Farm’ and sequel to ‘The Worst of Lies’. A story of second chances… In the mid-nineteenth century, marriage meant ’till death us do part’, exactly as promised before God; no chance of divorce, no way out. Hampshire, England, 1842. When Mary Strong reluctantly gave up the chance to escape her empty marriage and run away with Francis, the man she loved, she never expected that she would see him again. So when, ten years later, he returns to the village, Mary’s feelings are thrown into turmoil. But when Francis tells her that her husband, George, is being unfaithful with his sister-in-law, Annie, she sees a chance to finally get what she wants. This time, though, she cannot simply run away but must find another means to be free from her loveless marriage. And that means joining forces with Annie, the woman who has only ever despised her. But in her quest for happiness, has Mary underestimated how deeply her unorthodox plan will divide the family and is she prepared for what she will subsequently find out about the beautiful and mysterious Frenchwoman, Geneviève, with whom Francis has spent the last ten years? And when she is finally forced to make a choice, will she find the courage to grasp her second chance? A note from the author: When I talk to people about my books, their first question is often ‘Would I like them?’ and of course that’s really difficult to answer. So over time, my response has become to ask them what sort of books and characters they like to read about. And then, if in particular they mention the nineteenth-century, family sagas, romance, emotional conflict, tangled relationships and earthy, rural settings, then I tell them that they might. But if, more than that, they tell me that they want to be drawn in by flawed characters and broken relationships; that they want to immerse themselves in a book to be savoured slowly and that will linger with them once finished; that they aren’t squeamish about sex and adultery and prefer grit and realism over fairy-tales, then I tell them that they’re probably in for a treat. But then, of course, if you’ve already read The Worst of Lies – the first book in the series – then you will know what sort of read to expect… Sandra-Jane Goddard, Author, The Strongs of Summerleas Farm Series.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Jo Joe is a mystery of the heart about Judith Ormand who learned hate and bigotry early in life. As a child, she was the only Black — and the only Jew — in a small insular Pennsylvania mountain village where she was raised by her white Christian grandparents. Now, she must reluctantly break her vow to never return to the town she learned to hate. During her one week visit, she buries and mourns her beloved grandmother, is forced to deal with the white boy who cruelly broke her heart, and is menaced by an old enemy. But with her traumatic discovery of a long buried secret, Judith finds more questions than answers about the prejudice that scarred her childhood. “Brilliant!… Skillfully woven.” – Peter Simpson “Thought provoking and inspiring.” – Margo Crispino Azzarelli “A riveting read. Astute, psychologically believable and moving.” – Rabbi Peg Kershenbaum “I read it through in a single sitting…. masterfully developed.” – Professor Claire Herschfeld “Storytelling at its Best! This is one of those books that will stay with me for a long time.” – Dottie ResnickFiction & Literature

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Sugar Crash By: Elena Aitken Sugar Crash By: Elena Aitken 1 2 3 4 5 Rate this book! ( 102 customer ratings) Average rating includes Ink Blot Communications, April 2012 #3861 in Fiction – Young Adult #12 in Health & Well Being > Medical > Ailments & Diseases > Diseases #76 in Family & Relationships > Family RelationshipsFamily Relationships Synopsis Darci Thompson has spent the last six years since her husband’s death trying to hold everything together. A busy single mom, she’s managed to raise 12-year-old Taylor while holding down a good job all on her own. She doesn’t need or want any help because that would mean letting someone close enough that she could get hurt again. No, it’s safer to be alone. But when Taylor ends up in the hospital, her diagnosis of Type I Diabetes sends their carefully constructed life into a tailspin. For the sake of her daughter, Darci must face a whole new set of circumstances and push past her self imposed walls to prove that Diabetes won’t define them. With the help of new friends and Cam, a man who believes in her, Darci finds the strength to challenge the stereotypes and make a difference for her daughter. But letting Cam get close also means being vulnerable. Is Darci willing to face her own demons and take that risk once again? A story about the strength of one woman and the power of her relationship with her daughter as they overcome life’s obstacles.Fiction & Literature

 

 

You read Orwell’s 1984. Now read The United States of Air. The National Sewer Agency is spying on people’s toilets, looking for food terrorists… Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp. When a pizza dealer gets whacked in the park across the street from the Thin House, the Prophet Jones himself asks Frolick to investigate. For the first time ever, Frolick solves a murder—but what he finds out shakes his faith. Will he ever be able to eat air again?Fiction & Literature

 

 

When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures. Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting for his moment to strike. A lyrical, dark fairytale that will resonate with fans of women’s literature and psychological thrillers, RIPPLE delves into the nature of evil, without seeking to provide final answers to the issue of what makes a human commit evil acts. And while the author takes readers to scary places, she ultimately shines a light on the human condition and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great tribulation.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She’s played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on. But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life. From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough? Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . . . Note: Carpe DiEmily is a raunchy, fearless comedy in the same vein as the movie Bridesmaids, to which it has been favorably compared. Both female and male readers will enjoy this zany comedic adventure.Fiction & Literature

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Jeremy Roberts is suddenly a stranger in his own body with no memory of his life. When he discovers he’s entangled in an unsolved tragedy, he must mount a high-stakes investigation to rescue someone he can’t remember. — Jeremy Roberts’ life is reset one morning in Boston’s Quincy Market when an inexplicable event leaves him a stranger in his own body. He quickly relearns his name and his place in the world, but can’t explain the heavy feeling of grief that pervades every moment of his day. Hiding his complete lack of memory about his life, he sets to work finding the source of his emotional anguish. Uncovering files from his own computer, he learns that a terrible tragedy has befallen his family and its mystery remains unsolved. Calling on a crack private investigator and a computer security expert, Jeremy delves deep into the case. After piecing together a startling theory, he plunges into a daring plan to rescue a woman he can’t remember… before it is too late. JUMP is an edge-of-your seat thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago. When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help. Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was… normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be–far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires. Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won’t forget. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing series!Fiction & Literature

 

 

Set ten years later, Stephen Spear rides again in the outrageous sequel to ‘Vanity Fierce’. Stephen and Blake have been together for more than three years. Blake is sweet, trusting and passive – both in the bedroom and out of it – which suits Stephen perfectly. He loves calling the shots and getting his own way. Though lately, Blake has been different – less obliging, less enamoured, and increasingly suspicious that Stephen is cheating on him! When Rick, a legendary Sydney hunk, moves in next door, Stephen is absolutely entranced. He quickly hits on the perfect plan to impress and ultimately seduce his new neighbour. But has Stephen learnt nothing in ten years? Is he still hopelessly blinded by vanity? This is a witty, sexy satire on gay Sydney life. Praise for ‘The Indignities Book One’: ‘A must read.’ (Sydney Star Observer) ‘Aitken’s wit is wicked in every sense of that word, while his ability to address confronting issues in a deceptively sunny manner is admirable.’ (Australian Book Review) ‘The gay world has turned since ‘Vanity Fierce’, with the internet making its mark on social and sexual behaviour. Aitken has a keen sense of that, opening a window onto the lively confusions of gay culture.’ (The Age, Melbourne)Fiction & Literature

 

 

Kirkus Independent Book Review of Home Grown – Terror Strikes From Within BOOK REVIEW Terrorists planning a New Year’s Eve attack against the U.S. are working with people on American soil in Turney’s debut thriller. In the post-9/11 world, federal agents pay meticulous attention to seemingly harmless behavior. But what appears to be a routine check on a monitored website in Arizona leads from an Arkansas redneck looking to mix a poisonous concoction for personal reasons to an Islamic extremist in Vegas who has already piqued the FBI’s curiosity. Mixed martial artist Taseen “Taz” Hamshan, with ties to the extremist, is recruited by agent Kyle Morel to go undercover and make nice with a suspected terrorist. But how are the terrorists staying ahead of the FBI? At first glance, readers might suspect that Turney’s 600-plus-page novel would hit lulls. Nope. He allows no off-the-cuff introduction to any character or subplot, providing rich back stories and, surprisingly, never dropping any of the minor plots. Even agents sent to handle mundane surveillance are established in detail—which makes it startling when anyone dies. It’s epic, almost excessively so, but the author does keep the numerous characters from overwhelming the book with subtle reintroductions, such as a soft reminder that Russian intelligence operative Kondrashov is watching the Iranian and Venezuelan presidents. Despite the multiple storylines, there’s cohesion. However, the novel might have benefited from giving stories and characters some breathing room. And the U.S. isn’t the squeaky-clean hero among indignant foreign countries—American citizens must contend with an unpopular president, while Russian agents, despite their country’s neutrality, debate warning the U.S. of a possible jihadist attack. The author laces the story together with striking transitions—evidence being blown up shifts to people watching pyrotechnics at the Treasure Island casino. As the New Year’s celebration approaches, Turney maintains intensity with a natural countdown and an abundance of people in peril. And don’t forget: One of the characters is a jihadist mole. Like a 12-episode TV series condensed into a single book—categorically engagingFiction & Literature

 

 

Eight short, sharp, insightful, poignant, surprising, entertaining, unpredictable, distressing, extraordinary and moving slices of a mid 20th century life.Fiction & Literature

 

 

All hell is let loose when a Triskele oath is broken… Fusing Welsh mythology with the modern day, this novel tells the gripping story of love, betrayal, rivalry and murder. The story begins when the three branches of the Triskele – The Bwy Hir, an ancient race of giants, referred to in the bible as Nephilim, the Druids and the Chosen are gathered at a sacred meeting place for the Harvest of Blood Ceremony at Winter Solstice. But the Triskele is in grave danger of unravelling as treachery and misdeeds flow through its ranks. A Chosen family, the Morgans of Ty Mawr Farm find themselves floundering in the dangerous undercurrents as a young couple’s indiscretions come to light and shake the foundations of an ancient triskele formed to protect the lands of Cymru, to keep the old ways alive and serve the Bwy Hir, the ancient deities who claim the verdant mountains and valleys as their own.Fiction & Literature

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Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?Fiction & Literature

 

 

Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach. Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash. Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long term survival. One day, he meets a starving former college co-ed going the other way. This is their story.Fiction & Literature

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Not many men buy tampons. Even fewer buy them and write slogans about them in the hope of winning a car. But for Tim Wembury, it’s just a normal part of his life. As is buying 99 tins of cat food just to get the entry-forms on the labels (he doesn’t have a cat) and winning a year’s supply of nappies (he doesn’t have a baby). Like many compers, his hobby of entering consumer competitions can pay off, sometimes handsomely, as he’s won a car, cash, and a house full of smaller prizes. But Tim is anything but happy. What’s the point in being able to win almost anything if you can’t win the one thing you want most in the world: the heart of a woman? Tim’s torture is intensified when he meets Dilly, the sexy young thing from the pet food company’s head office. Is she really interested in him, or is she just being nice to him because that’s her job? And why does she come to his rescue at that excruciating winner’s press conference, only to let him down the moment the cameras stop rolling? But Dilly’s shilly-shallying is the least of Tim’s problems. He’s just landed the top prize in a competition he wasn’t supposed to win, and sinister forces are out to ensure he doesn’t live to enjoy it…Fiction & Literature

 

 

It’s not the length that matters, it’s what you do with it that counts. And Iain Pattison certainly knows what to do with a short story. The internationally-acclaimed humourist has been entertaining readers on both sides of the Atlantic for more than 15 years with a succession of short stories that have won prize after prize, appeared in magazines and anthologies, and been broadcast on the UK’s most prestigious speech radio station, BBC Radio 4. If you haven’t read them, or heard them, you’ve been missing out. So here’s your chance to catch up! In this debut collection, Iain gives his imagination free rein in 21 of his best short stories – offbeat and satirical tales that range from the droll and wickedly witty to the slapstick and surreal. Peek between the covers, and you’ll find a woman who believes she’s a pavement, a crazed murderess trying to kill her victim on stage during a Christmas pantomime, and a dystopian pastiche of Willy Wonka in which the showman chocolatier comes up with a deadly solution to drag his factory out of recession. Then there’s the Preston bus driver who emerges from a coma to find he can speak every language on the planet – quite a journey, from omnibus to omniglot – plus a hideous man who thinks facing a firing squad will make him a babe-magnet, and a nightmare for Geppetto when Pinocchio reaches puberty. And you’ll discover why the author is known (usually affectionately) as The Man With The Golden Pun. Disclaimer I’ve been instructed by my lawyers to point out that Willy Wonka is NOT a mass murderer as suggested in Credit Crunchie. Nor does the fact that he wears a blouse in any way cast doubt upon his sexuality or dress sense. I’ve also been asked by a Mr W Shakespeare of Stratford Upon Avon to acknowledge that the words “I come to bury Caesar not to praise him” are his own invention and not an historically accurate quote. All other characters are entirely fictional, so if you do happen to share the name of any of my creations and (a) believe you’re a pavement; (b) have a wooden son with a tumescence problem; or (c) were killed by a firing squad and found it didn’t improve your attractiveness to women after all, it really is entirely coincidental and you’ll just have to live with it. Except in the firing-squad case. — Iain PattisonFiction & Literature

 

 

Million Copy New York Times bestseller now in Kobo ebook edition! MODERN WOMEN by “brilliant” novelist Ruth Harris is about the passionate lives and turbulent times of three dynamic women—and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. Jane Gresh: The Maverick. Bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, her delicious revenge on the man who cheated on her shocks an entire country and makes her very, very famous and very, very rich. Lincky Desmond: The Communicator. She marries Mr. Right—only to risk it all for Mr. Wrong. Smart, beautiful and hard working, she takes a gamble others won’t and, in the process, inspires women everywhere. Elly McGrath: The Idealist. She is loyal and dedicated, a loving wife and devoted mother, but when confronted with the ultimate betrayal, what will she do to stand up for herself and her children? Owen Casals: The trailblazer. Hemingway invented macho. Owen Casals perfects it. He is handsome, successful, magnetic—and he knows it. He is hungry, horny and ambitious—and just waiting to conquer the world. They are spirited, resilient adventurers in a new universe of untried freedoms and untested ideals. Together they escape the limits of the past and open doors to the future. “Bestsellers like Decades, Husbands And Lovers and Love And Money have established Ruth Harris as one of the frankest, most stylish, and most compelling voices in contemporary fiction.” MODERN WOMEN was a million-copy NYT bestseller! Originally published by St. Martin’s Press in hard cover to rave reviews, in its paperback edition, MODERN WOMEN became a national sensation, and then equaled that achievement for the third time when the ebook edition rose to #1 on the Movers and Shakers List. “Sharply and stylishly written. Without sermonizing, Harris manages to write with intellect, insight and humor about the good, bad and ugly aspects of being a woman during the ’60s and ’70s. And while her focus is on women, she gives some well-thought time to the men who came of age during the period, tracking their development and proving herself an effective social commentator in the process. “Harris treads a fine line between popular fiction and more substantive women’s literature. She explores the effects of personal, political, social and sexual upheaval on a group of women who found themselves on the cusp of a society that promised women more risks and challenges that had ever before been available to them. “Jane, Lincky and Elly are by turns bold, insecure, determined, passionate, daring and unconventional. Their paths, and those of their husbands and lovers, cross over a period of 25 years. Through each of these women Harris examines the meaning of sexuality, love, success and personal happiness.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Fiction at its best. Savvily mixes rosy fantasy with truth about women’s lives. MODERN WOMEN follows the ripening of three women from the rule-busting sixties to the money-mad eighties. “Jane’s ‘thunder thighs’ in no way impede her libido. She’s a perpetually aspiring writer who concocts the sweetest revenge: clobbering a faithless lover in the best-selling novel she eventually produces. Lincky scrambles up the publishing ladder, out-bullying patronizing males and forfeiting a husband jealous of her success. Elly, the most conventional, marries the success she despairs of becoming. “Harris is an ace at the cliff-hanger chapter ending, characters evolve and grow…Everyone bounces back! Open this novel and prepare to be happy.” —New Woman magazine “Glory be! Excellent! MODERN WOMEN avoids the ‘eat ‘em alive, I’ll claw my way over any man’s back to get what I want’ stridency so prevalent today. Here we have three thoroughly likable women from wildly divergent backgrounds making their way through the struggle for equality that began with John F. Kennedy’s assassination in ’63. “Through the eyes of Elly, Jane and Lincky (short for Lincoln—her parents wanted a boy that badly), this is the story of today’s women. A thoroughly delightful tale of what it was like to be young, ambitious and in love during an exciting period of history.” –Los Angeles Times “Author Ruth Harris’ rapier wit spices up a coming-of-age-in-the-sexist-’60s story. Funny, sad, vivid, and more than raunchy enough to satisfy the most ribald appetites. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades. “Trading war stories is a popular pastime for battle-scarred soldiers, and survivors of the feminist revolution are no exception. Those women who heeded Betty Friedan’s call to arms in the stormy ’60s emerged with a fresh set of social prerogatives and a plethora of colorful tales from the front. MODERN WOMEN is what every war story should be. “This offering from author Ruth Harris (DECADES, HUSBANDS AND LOVERS, LOVE AND MONEY) recounts the trials of the feminist trenches as each recovers from the earth-shattering assassination of President Kennedy and regroups to wage her individual battle against gender injustice. “There’s brash, bawdy Jane Gresch, who happens to be on the press bus in the presidential motorcade when the fatal shots are fired in Dallas’ Dealy Plaza. When her date, journalist Owen Casals, steals Jane’s ideas and manhandles her affections, she becomes a ticking time bomb of self-destructive impulses. “Elly McGrath, the other woman in Owen’s life, is a flat chested activist who has stumbled from one disastrous relationship to another. Her decade-long devotion to Owen Casals finally leads to marriage, but her problems are far from over. “Lincky Desmond comes to her feminist awakening the hard way. Her parents die in a plane crash, the family business is sold out from under her, and her “perfect” first marriage to the doting, adorable Peter ends in predictable disaster. “The three women eventually find fulfillment and each other in the publishing world. Jane writes about what she knows, sex, and becomes a wildly successful author. Elly parlays her talents into a key slot in the publicity department at North Star, a top publishing house, where she is assigned to trumpet Jane’s roman a clef about her own husband, Owen. Lincky, who has become North Star’s president, has the courage to handle Jane’s book, which others consider too hot to hawk.” –The Cleveland Plain-Dealer “Ruth Harris has written a superb ‘rags to riches’ story. Harris knows how to create characters that are alive and familiar. These three women, Lincky, Jane and Elly, are like old friends, women we’ve all known. Their experiences, hopes and fears are universal. “The heroines find themselves confronting and finally being in the forefront of the feminist revolution. And yet like most modern women they, too, wonder if they will find the right man and or how to get rid of the wrong one. Each in their own way finds success at the top and a successful relationship. You’ll love MODERN WOMEN.” —West Coast Review of Books “With considerable skill and a commendable lack of feminist diatribe, Harris traces her protagonists’ journey toward some sense of self. Ruth Harris focuses on MODERN WOMEN who chose to challenge the traditional female role. Harris hangs her story on the assassination of President Kennedy, then goes on to explain that national tragedy and the growth of feminism are not as unrelated as they might seem. “Everybody alive at the time remembers where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot in Dallas. The protagonists of Harris’ novel remember it for a particular reason: they were all somewhere doing something they didn’t particularly want to do in an effort to please the men in their lives. “We follow her women from 1963 to 1988: Jane, the outrageous but blocked writer; Lincky, the rich but needy editor; and Elly, the one who tries to combine marriage and career. What brings the women together is novel called “The F Factor.” Written by Jane, based more than a little venomously on her ex-lover, novelist/journalist Owen Casals, the controversial book lands on the desks of Lincky and Elly, Owen’s wife. The ensuing furor will tickle readers who know anything about how books are sold.” —The Chicago Tribune “Sexually very frank. MODERN WOMEN follows three iconoclastic young women through the maze of the 60′s, the ennui of the 70′s and into the boredom of the 80′s. Jane, Elly and Lincky search for identities, men and the perfect job. It’s all here: Camelot, Vietnam, drugs, women’s lib and civil rights. “We follow Jane, Elly and LIncky as they navigate the treacherous yet enticing waters of the climactic 60′s to the inevitable leveling-off of the 80′s. Highlight(s) the era of sexual freedom and permissiveness in which the novel is set.” —Houston Chronicle “A sure thing. i greatly enjoyed reading Modern Women. Actually, i couldn’t put it down. The pleasure I derived was the same pleasure I have often taken in eavesdropping on a long, revealing conversation or in coming upon a stranger’s diary and reading it on the sneak. That is to say, it appealed to my deep, abiding interest in others.” —The Washington Times “Perfect. Three women of different backgrounds come of age at the dawn of the women’s movement. In New York City and on their own for the first time, they’re caught somewhere in that nether world between traditional values and bra burning. MODERN WOMEN is the story of their lives and their loves.” —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner “Sprightly and replete with interesting personalities. Explores the impact that the sexual revolution and women’s liberation had on the professional and romantic lives of female characters. Invokes the music, bestsellers, news headlines and cultural changes of the period.” —Dallas Times-Herald “The story of the emancipation of today’s women. Harris has captured the mood, the flavor and the excitement of the 60′s and 70′s beautifully.” —Phoenix Republic “Upbeat, sassy. Harris’ latest effort will engage fans and newcomers alike with its likable characters and enjoyable forays into the popular culture of the 1960s. The story centers on three women in the their twenties at the time of John F. Kennedy’s assassination (a recurring motif) who dabble in the sexual, cultural and political freedoms that raucous era thrust upon the new generation. Filled with romantic sparks, fast action and interesting tidbits of social history.” —Booklist “Entertaining. Ruth Harris’ breezy prose style, peppery dialogue and irreverent observations on the natures of men and women make MODERN WOMEN fun to read.” —Dallas News “Fast-moving. It provides a bit of glamour, a bit of history and lots of romance. Enjoyable reading.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “All the heat and dynamism of their times. On the streets, in the office and in the bedroom, this is the story of three women. Lincky Desmond, Elly McGrath and Jane Gresch are all in their early 20s when John F. Kennedy is assassinated. They are beneficiaries—and sometimes victims—of the sexual revolution and women’s liberation.” —Columbus Ledger-Enquirer “Slick, sexy, sharp and racy.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fresh and readable. Chapters contain nuggets of nostalgia that are guaranteed to trigger memories you’d swear were buried forever. The characters are complex yet familiar, as are the changes that they and the world are going through. You can draw parallels to the lives of friends and sisters who also made their way through three difficult decades for women and emerged all the stronger. —Orlando Sentinel “Addictive. Sad and funny, raunchy and realistic. I couldn’t put it down.” —Rona JaffeFiction & Literature

 

 

Book 2. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over the centuries, have everything they want—each other. When Justin’s male soul mate David enters their lives, they become an inseparable trio—in bed and out—until their paradise is threatened by powerful enemies who want to destroy their sensuous trinity and steal Justin’s powers. (Books 1 & 3 available separately.) The Complete Cycle, Books 1-3: THEY HATED HIM AND CALLED HIM TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE WAS YOUNG His magical powers, commanding persona and sexual skills bring warlock Justin Kairo to the peak of his craft. He becomes High Priest of his own powerful coven, but his path to these heights is filled with anguish and despair. Heir to a large fortune, shunted aside by his parents and bullied at school, Justin knows he is different but doesn’t understand how or why. He is lonely and isolated until the legendary Merlin, advisor to King Arthur, sends Justin a messenger who helps him accept his true identity as a male witch with unusual skills. To others, Justin is a handsome, successful young man and yet he remains unsure of his own destiny. Driven by forces he can’t entirely comprehend, he is initiated into a coven and devotes himself to studying the secrets of the occult. As Justin’s knowledge deepens, he learns to glimpse the future in the crystal ball given to him by Merlin himself and to interpret the meaning of life through the Tarot. Continuing his studies, his confidence grows. He saves lives with the intense application of his thoughts and rescues the imperiled with the force of his will. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over hundreds of years, meet again in the 21st Century and have everything they want—each other. But will their paradise be lost when sinister, evil forces threaten their love? Justin fights back with potent spells only he knows. Can his mystical powers save him? Will he live? Or will he die?Fiction & Literature

 

 

Book 3. Justin, using all the wit and ingenuity at his command, must battle a hideous stranger with unspeakable motives in order to survive. Menaced by dark forces, he must call on powerful spells known only to him in a titanic life and death struggle. Can Justin kill or will he be killed? (Books 1 & 2 available separately.) The Complete Cycle, Books 1-3: THEY HATED HIM AND CALLED HIM TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE WAS YOUNG His magical powers, commanding persona and sexual skills bring warlock Justin Kairo to the peak of his craft. He becomes High Priest of his own powerful coven, but his path to these heights is filled with anguish and despair. Heir to a large fortune, shunted aside by his parents and bullied at school, Justin knows he is different but doesn’t understand how or why. He is lonely and isolated until the legendary Merlin, advisor to King Arthur, sends Justin a messenger who helps him accept his true identity as a male witch with unusual skills. To others, Justin is a handsome, successful young man and yet he remains unsure of his own destiny. Driven by forces he can’t entirely comprehend, he is initiated into a coven and devotes himself to studying the secrets of the occult. As Justin’s knowledge deepens, he learns to glimpse the future in the crystal ball given to him by Merlin himself and to interpret the meaning of life through the Tarot. Continuing his studies, his confidence grows. He saves lives with the intense application of his thoughts and rescues the imperiled with the force of his will. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over hundreds of years, meet again in the 21st Century and have everything they want—each other. But will their paradise be lost when sinister, evil forces threaten their love? Justin fights back with potent spells only he knows. Can his mystical powers save him? Will he live? Or will he die?Fiction & Literature

 

 

THEY HATED HIM AND CALLED HIM TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE WAS YOUNG His magical powers, commanding persona and sexual skills bring warlock Justin Kairo to the peak of his craft. He becomes High Priest of his own powerful coven, but his path to these heights is filled with anguish and despair. Heir to a large fortune, shunted aside by his parents and bullied at school, Justin knows he is different but doesn’t understand how or why. He is lonely and isolated until the legendary Merlin, advisor to King Arthur, sends Justin a messenger who helps him accept his true identity as a male witch with unusual skills. To others, Justin is a handsome, successful young man and yet he remains unsure of his own destiny. Driven by forces he can’t entirely comprehend, he is initiated into a coven and devotes himself to studying the secrets of the occult. As Justin’s knowledge deepens, he learns to glimpse the future in the crystal ball given to him by Merlin himself and to interpret the meaning of life through the Tarot. Continuing his studies, his confidence grows. He saves lives with the intense application of his thoughts and rescues the imperiled with the force of his will. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over hundreds of years, meet again in the 21st Century and have everything they want—each other. But will their paradise be lost when sinister, evil forces threaten their love? Justin fights back with potent spells only he knows. Can his mystical powers save him? Will he live? Or will he die?Fiction & Literature

Free Books 26/06/2013 Fiction & Literature

“A fascinating premise and a lovely book. Highly recommended.” –Chicklittings “A compelling, thoughtful read.” –Choice Magazine By the bestselling author of DON’T LET ME GO and PAY IT FORWARD, SECOND HAND HEART is a devastating and unexpected story of love and loss—of learning to live for the first time, and learning to live all over again. Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart has kept her on the edge of death her whole life. It hasn’t been much of a life. Thanks to her overprotective mother, Vida’s only friend is Esther, an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Vida’s heart is finally about to give out, unless she can get a donor heart in time. Richard is 36 and blissfully married, until he gets the call that his beloved wife has died in a car accident. His world falls to pieces. When Richard is invited to the hospital to meet the young woman who received his wife’s donor heart, he goes, even though he’s entirely not ready for it. Vida takes one look at Richard and feels she’s known and loved him all her life. Richard is horrified by her reaction and thinks Vida is just a sheltered and confused young woman. As Vida and Richard struggle to define themselves in circumstances neither ever thought they’d face, both begin to wonder if it’s possible that cellular memory, the idea that memories can be stored in individual cells, might actually be real. Could Vida’s heart retain some of the love Richard’s wife felt? Can a heart remember, at least for a time, on its own? “A first-rate read! … Second Hand Heart is a great book about surviving despite the odds” –Leah Graham, Chick Lit Reviews and NewsFiction & Literature

 

 

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?Fiction & Literature

 

 

“…Mudflat series is a supernatural comic romp full of non-stop action, fantastic characters and a hero you’ll love…” – RT Book Reviews In the first novel of the Mudflat Magic series Claire flees from a Seattle crook to an Otherworld barbarian tyrant. Not a whole lot of improvement there. One threatens with a gun, the other swings a broadsword. This novel won the EPPIE for Best Fantasy of the Year. Category: urban fantasyFiction & Literature

 

 

Book 1. Justin Kairo is a young man in search of his own identity. He cannot find his place in the world until he accepts his own magical powers and embraces his destiny as a warlock. Juliet Paisley, his soul mate and most intimate partner, helps him discover his mission in life. Their deep love for each other leads them to perfect fulfillment. But will unforeseen obstacles threaten their paradise? (Books 2 & 3 available separately.) The Complete Cycle, Books 1-3: THEY HATED HIM AND CALLED HIM TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE WAS YOUNG His magical powers, commanding persona and sexual skills bring warlock Justin Kairo to the peak of his craft. He becomes High Priest of his own powerful coven, but his path to these heights is filled with anguish and despair. Heir to a large fortune, shunted aside by his parents and bullied at school, Justin knows he is different but doesn’t understand how or why. He is lonely and isolated until the legendary Merlin, advisor to King Arthur, sends Justin a messenger who helps him accept his true identity as a male witch with unusual skills. To others, Justin is a handsome, successful young man and yet he remains unsure of his own destiny. Driven by forces he can’t entirely comprehend, he is initiated into a coven and devotes himself to studying the secrets of the occult. As Justin’s knowledge deepens, he learns to glimpse the future in the crystal ball given to him by Merlin himself and to interpret the meaning of life through the Tarot. Continuing his studies, his confidence grows. He saves lives with the intense application of his thoughts and rescues the imperiled with the force of his will. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over hundreds of years, meet again in the 21st Century and have everything they want—each other. But will their paradise be lost when sinister, evil forces threaten their love? Justin fights back with potent spells only he knows. Can his mystical powers save him? Will he live? Or will he die?Fiction & Literature

Full Price Books 20/06/2013 Fiction & Literature

The Bad Girls’ Club: it’s about sex, it’s about dares but most of all, it’s about friendship. When Imogen, Juliette and Beth are seated together at a wedding, they have nothing in common but their dissatisfaction with their lives and their resentment of the bride, Poppy. A risque prank draws them together and they decide to form the Bad Girls Club – a last ditch effort to free them from the shackles of their everyday lives. The club rules are simple. Each girl must complete a dare – pushing them way out of their comfort zones. Imogen puts the club in danger with her first dare. It seems nothing she does works out quite right until she is approached by the one man she thinks she can never have, the one man she should never have – Poppy’s husband, Daniel. Juliette is transformed by a bad girl makeover. Suddenly she’s the girl everyone wants and why would she be satisfied with one man when two are even better? But Juliette’s evolution doesn’t end there! Beth is happy to be a bad girl – so long as no one else finds out, so long as it doesn’t interfere with the rest of her life and so long as she is in control. It’s just a pity Juliette is developing a mind of her while Imogen’s breasts are testing her ideas of appropriate desire. Are the girls ready to finally take the final leap that will have them branded as bad girls for real? To save the club, and each other, they each have to publicly acknowledge their darkest secrets. Join the bad girls in this steamy, snort-laughingly funny chick lit adventure.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach. Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash. Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long term survival. One day he meets a starving former college co-ed going the other way. This is their story.Fiction & Literature

 

 

An ancient artifact is stolen . . . A long-lost document is found . . . A mysterious and dangerous journey unfolds . . . New York Times reporter Maggie Seline writes an explosive book that offers a controversial solution to the Middle East crisis. When she uncovers a radical energy scheme that threatens the oil industry, Maggie suddenly vanishes. Her disappearance sets in motion a worldwide women’s march toward Jerusalem that rattles the status quo and parallels a frantic race to possess ancient talismans. An upcoming peace conference hides the true motivation of Giovanni Mabus, outgoing president of the European Commission. In league with the clandestine pseudo-Masonic group, Propaganda Due, he devises a plan aimed at furthering political and military chaos in the Middle East. Fascinated by Hitler’s occult obsessions, Mabus is determined to procure an ancient artifact once used by the infamous leader, believing it will be a powerful tool in accomplishing his goal. Meanwhile, Maggie secretly teams up with Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael Sonada in a race to thwart the sinister plot — a race that takes them into the forbidden regions of Nepal to make an earth-shattering discovery. PURE VISION brings together ancient myths and contemporary challenges in a provocative and inspiring thrill ride. At every turn, Perri Birney’s intriguing scenario encourages a closer look at the spiritual forces that infuse the world’s political battles.Fiction & Literature

Bargain Books 27/05/2013 Fiction & Literature

A young film student coming of age in Manhattan is swept up in a series of protests against police brutality while experiencing the joys and heartache of first love. However an attraction to charismatic leadership on the one hand and a weakness for romantic entanglements on the other puts him at risk in ways that he never quite expected.Fiction & Literature

 

 

“A delightful and fresh read.” –Goodreads reviewer Cryssa. Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies in a car accident halfway across the world. Suddenly Lucy (apartment-dwelling, doesn’t-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman’s delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt’s brokendown house. The two of them embark on a quest to settle down, renovate her aunt’s home, and start a family-but as it turns out, living happily ever after in a house that’s about to be condemned isn’t so easy after all. The first chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and became a Kobo bestselling short story.Fiction & Literature

 

 

What kind of mother walks away from her family? This is the question many readers asked after finishing Pieces of You, Book One of The Betrayed Trilogy. They wanted to know the real story behind the disappearance of Evie Burnes. What’s Left of Her offers an intimate glimpse into Evie Burnes’s life before her disappearance—and after. Here’s a snippet from What’s Left of Her: It is the painting that makes her come alive; she lives inside of it, right in the core of the oil: red, purple, yellow, blue, black, breathing its heavy scent, smearing the slickness of it on her fingers, her shirt, her face. She’s tried to hide from it for years, denying the pull, instead forcing herself into layer upon layer of daily existence that is too tight, too restrictive, too foreign. But lately, the stretches of midnight to early morning hours in the attic have increased, the need to be up there, hidden away, free, has grown into a wild, nameless yearning that calls to her, seducing her soul with its promises. She knows who she is, who she has always been, despite years and miles, a husband and two children. It all comes down to honesty. But what she does not know, and what she fears most, is acknowledging what she is not. Because that will change her life forever. The Betrayed Trilogy: Pieces of You, Book One Secrets of You, Book Two What’s Left of Her, a novella, Book Three Note: While Pieces of You and Secrets of You are romances, What’s Left of Her is not. This story was written for all of the readers who wanted to know the real story behind the disappearance of Evie Burnes.Fiction & Literature

Full Price Books 25/05/2013 Fiction & Literature


“Melanie Rose delivers, once again…and writes prose as if playing classical music.” -Katherine Owen, Author of Seeing Julia, Not To Us, and When I See You She entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the service of a noble cause. She did not expect that her quest for death would, in the end, teach her how to live. “Violet Shadows” was chosen as the Novella category winner for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.Fiction & Literature

 

Seventeen year old Anna is a naive American orphan, delighted to find herself on a tour of Europe in the spring of 1939. A feeling of camaraderie with all mankind thrills her as she mingles with throngs of foreigners, but her joy is short-lived. WWII shatters the world. As fathers and sons, husbands and brothers dive grimly into the trenches, Anna is left stranded in England, disillusioned and afraid. However, this worldwide catastrophe may be the perfect catalyst to mature Anna into the brave young woman she longs to be. Even as the world is shadowed with disaster, Anna finds friends in the kindly Bertram family. In the midst of all that threatens to tear her world apart, will she find a place to truly belong? Ashford was awarded the BRAG Medallion in 2012.Fiction & Literature

 

Reviews for this highly recommended Kobo e-book “I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a contemporary with some mystery.” – Holly, FMB Blog Tours “This short novella reads a lot like a prime-time sitcom and definitely leaves you wanting more.” – Cassie McCown, Gathering Leaves Reviews “Ferguson is an excellent storyteller and a good writer. Her writing is taught and bright.” – Maureen Mullis, Plotting It Out “The book is light and a fast read. People who are fans of TV series waiting for the next story will find this book in their liking.” – Haresh Daswani, Evolution of Insanity Ingredients for this contemporary fiction novella: Realism, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Humor. Description: In the realm of observational humor, drama, and suspense, Fergyville delivers! This peek into the lives of suburban families in Fergyville is everything but dull. Through the struggles of fidelity, to the unspoken competition between families, there is a thin bond holding the people of Fergyville together — but will it last?Fiction & Literature

 

Former journalist turned journalism teacher Larissa Johanssen moved back to her hometown to escape the violence she once covered on a national stage. Until that violence strikes her high school, her students. Now, she must help her students deal with the type of coverage that drove her to the breaking point. And she must revisit parts of her past she thought long buried—and separate truth from fiction to finally begin to heal. A well-conceived, well-executed novel. —The New York Times Book Review on Alien Influences [Rusch’s] writing style is simple but elegant, and her characterization excellent. —Mark Morris, Beyond A masterful writer is at work. —Orson Scott Card [Rusch] is one of those very few writers whose style takes me right into the story—the words and pages disappear as the characters and their story swallows me whole….Rusch has style. —Charles de Lint Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a former journalist herself, has won dozens of awards for her writing. Her mysteries (written as Kris Nelscott) have been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Oregon Book Award. Her short fiction has appeared in many prestigious markets, including The North American Review and the Best American series as well as 18 other year’s best volumes. Her novels have been published in 14 countries. For more information about her writing, go to .Fiction & Literature

 

(Novelette lenght) Roland couldn’t get the days off to go together with his wife and two kids on vacation, so they’ll be going without him. He’s looking forward to spending his time alone at home, with no noisy children running around or a wife with a long list of chores for him. However, being alone in his house turns out to be different than he expected. Something is stalking him in his house, thoroughly creeping him out. But Ron’s a stubborn man and doesn’t want to share the house. With each passing day, his situation grows more horrible and gruesome. Hoping to reclaim his house, he seeks out advice on how to get rid of whatever is haunting him. Will he find something that will set his house free of the enitity before it kills him and his soon-to-return family?Fiction & Literature

 

 

Full Price Books 13/05/2013 Fiction & Literature

Turmoil reigns in the O’Reilly household. With her two older children, Laura and Tonio, grown and getting ready to fly the coop, Karla finds out she is pregnant again. Instead of devoting her time and energy to her painting career, she is forced to raise another child. Andreas, her husband, is looking forward to being a father once more, but realizes soon that the little bundle of joy, Emilia, instead of enhancing the relationship to his wife of over twenty years, intensifies the tension that has been building between them. While the parents are fighting each other, Laura and Tonio are trying to keep the peace. But more challenges wait in the wings: Andreas catches his son kissing another man in a more than friendly way, and Arturo, Karla’s Peruvian father, has a heart attack. While Karla is in Peru taking care of Arturo, Andreas gets a little too cozy with a young woman by the name of Susanna. Only when he almost loses Emilia does he come to his senses and embarks on a journey to try to keep his family together. EMILIA, part three of the Family Portrait series, deals with the struggle of a family of artists, who try to keep the flame of love and creativity alive through difficult times. It takes place in Switzerland, France, and Peru.Fiction & Literature