Neighbors - kindle ebook by Zanne Sweeney

http://www.amazon.com/Neighbors-Zanne-Sweeney-ebook/dp/B00H9TED3U

Neighbors, Zanne Sweeney’s first novel, is a poignant high-octane drama with a sizzling dose of romance. A scintillating saga of new beginnings that captures readers with its passionate romance and gripping mystery. A witty story line, and easy to love characters provides a fun and sexy read.
Since it’s release Neighbors has received a 5 Star independent review from Readers Favorite, was picked by Romance In Books as a Monday Western Romantic Picks, and has been featured on the front page of the BVW Book Club.

About her new title Sweeney says, “ I loved creating the story in this book. It’s packed with passion, funny happenstances, with a mystery woven in. I wanted the characters to be normal, everyday people. I hope it will have the readers rooting for Grace.”

The story centers on Grace, a widower and mother of two, who lives in the suburbs of New Jersey. Her daughters, friends, and even her job have bound her there for years. When Grace’s Uncle in Wyoming passes away he leaves her his small ranch. Grace jumps at the chance to start anew. When she arrives in her new town of Landgrove, Wyoming, she finds a part time job, adds some pets and farm animals to her new little ranch, and makes friends with the quirky, fun towns people. One of her neighbors, Jed, turns Grace’s dusty love life upside down. The dating scene is nerve wracking enough but add sex into the picture and Grace is completely out of her comfort level.
Follow Grace as she navigates dating the most popular and sexy man in Landgrove. Through out the story a more tumultuous plot develops as Grace finds herself the victim of cruel pranks and sinister acts. Someone is not happy about her moving to Landgrove. The suspects are numerous and readers are kept guessing until the final chapters.

 This book is intended for mature audiences. The sex scenes are passion induced and descriptive.

Frightful Fables: Volume I - Kindle ebook by D.C. Phillips

http://www.amazon.com/Frightful-Fables-Volume-D-C-Phillips-ebook/dp/B00JIXSKU2

"There he stood alongside the others at their final destination, hundreds of feet underground, clinging to the remnants of a smashed picture frame and a torn photograph. He gripped the broken edges of the frame so tightly that his hands began to bleed. 'This is how it’s all going to end,' he thought. 'Trapped.'"

Frightful Fables: Volume I is an anthology of original horror and suspense tales with plenty of twists and turns that lurk around every corner. From a young woman who fakes her own death with disastrous results, to an elderly pet lover whose demise is avenged by a cat’s restless spirit, this collection includes something delightfully dreadful for every aficionado of the macabre. Two companion anthologies, Frightful Fables: Volume II and Frightful Fables: Teen Scream, are already in the works.

Mistake Me Not - kindle ebook by Scarlett Finn

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JFB762A

A dangerous romance with a twist you’ll never see coming.

‘My God,’ he breathed. Again she used the tee-shirt to wipe her mouth, and when she lifted the material she uncovered thick red lines on the delicate skin across her taut body. ‘What did they do to you?’
Her tangled hair shielded her face when she dropped her attention down, and it lingered there increasing his apprehension; he didn’t want her feeling any shame, or guilt. Setting his focus on begging her to look up at him he opened his mouth but in that same second her hands hit the floor, and she crawled toward him. She didn’t stop, she came all the way to him until she sat in the vee of his thighs, and nestled her head under his chin, pressing her cheek to his chest.
‘I’m sorry Baby,’ he murmured kissing her hair. Her legs stretched flat on the floor under his bent knee while his other knee provided her back support. A yell grew within him because in this state he could offer her no support. Holding her was impossible because of the ridiculous restraints on his wrists. He’d kill them. He’d kill them all. Turning his mouth against her again, he rubbed his cheek to her forehead hoping she would look at him, but when his gaze fell he saw that the snap was off her unzipped jeans, and he growled. ‘I’ll kill them.’
‘I want to go home,’ she said.
‘I know Baby,’ he said.

Anna and the Magic Paintbrush - Kindle ebook by Chris Blackey

http://www.amazon.com/Anna-Magic-Paintbrush-Illustrated-children-ebook/dp/B00JY2G8XS

Kindness allows you to treat others with respect

Fully illustrated ebook, for ages 3-9

This easy to read book is perfect for children aged 3-9 and simple enough for beginning readers. This story "Anna and the Magic Paintbrush" tells the story of Anna, who for a simple act of kindness receives a very special gift.

Anna decides to use this gift to help the people around her who have greater needs than she does. This book takes young children on a journey with Anna as she learns that kindness is the best gift anyone can give.

This well-written and fun story delivers education in a way that will keep your child enthralled, and is complemented by illustrations to keep their attention.

˃˃˃ Teach your child the art of kindness

"Anna and the Magic Paintbrush" helps teach children to show kindness to others in a way that is fun and engaging for them. It also provides parents and teachers with an entertaining way to teach children the value of kindness.

˃˃˃ Perfect Bedtime Story

This is also an ideal bedtime story, and is suitable for reading aloud for preschoolers, or self-read by older children. A childs mind is most open when going to bed and this is a perfect story to teach them to be kind to others.

Fourth and Ape, The Field Goal Kicker with the Secret Gorilla Leg, kindle ebook by Jeff Weiss

http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Field-Kicker-Secret-Gorilla-ebook/dp/B00F78MF4Y

“BA-ROARRRR!”
      The giant silverback sat up on the operating table, his eyes ablaze, his muscles flexed and bulging. His teeth were big, shiny and white. He had broken one of this arm restraints and he was swinging and clutching at the air, assailing anything that would be foolish or unfortunate enough to get within his grasp.
      I nearly jumped out of my shoes. I took two steps toward the door, but Elko grabbed me by my shirt collar and yanked me back. I couldn’t break his grip. I whipped my neck around to see the gorilla settling back on the table and returning to his slumber. Elko released his hold on my shirt and stood looking at the gorilla, nodding his head as if in approval.
       “He does that all the time,” said Elko. “I think he has a bad dream from time to time. Nothing to worry about. He’s gone back to sleep.”
      Easy for him to say. I had no experience standing next to a roaring gorilla and I would have been down the hall and halfway across the zoo if Elko hadn’t grabbed me.
      Dr. Carlson walked over to the silverback and leaned over the gorilla’s head, probably to assess his breathing. “It might have been a bad dream, but it won’t be long before he wakes up. We’d better hurry,” said Dr. Carlson. “And I think we might need to fix the arm restraint.”
      I was having a difficult time calming down after the gorilla outburst. The arm he’d been waving around seemed as big as an oak tree. When he’d roared, he’d opened his mouth so wide I’m sure someone could have stuffed a cantaloupe inside. But who would have wanted to do that? His canine teeth were as long as my index finger and probably sharp as nails. Finally, I collected myself long enough to speak.
       “So, I’ve been injected with this gorilla’s genes?” I pointed at the gorilla on the table.
       “Why kid, is there another gorilla you’re particularly fond of?” said Elko. Then he let out an uproarious laugh, almost as loud as the gorilla.
       “Yes,” said Dr. Carlson. “He’s generally a rather pleasant fellow, except for when he has a bad dream.”
       “Or when he goes on a rampage,” said Elko, chuckling.
       “Rampage?”
       “Elko, stop it,” snapped Dr. Carlson. “I’ve said enough, perhaps too much, and I’ve really got to get back to this gorilla. Call me if you notice any changes. And just for good measure, here’s an annual membership to the zoo,” he said, handing me a card that he pulled from his lab coat. “Elko, see him out.”
      Just like that these crazy scientist wanted to escort me out. After accidentally injecting me with some sort of gorilla serum they felt that they could just toss me out. Well, I had been trespassing, but still...

Sadie's Suspicion - a Kindle eBook Cozy Mystery by Elizabeth Ryan

http://www.amazon.com/Sadies-Suspicion-McCallister-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00J3EL66Q

Sadie's Suspicion is a great, quick read that allows you to get aquainted with some wonderful characters that will be a big part of the Sadie McCallister Mystery Series.  As a main character, Sadie is fun, quirky, and even a little ditzy, with a heart of gold and an insatiable appetite for mysteries.  Her ex-husband has a tendency to forget he's an ex and the fact that she still cares for him makes their interactions very interesting.  Even the minor characters can keep you laughing, wait until you meet Aunt Millie!  Overall a great weekend read that I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Betrayal at Angkor Wat - kindle ebook by Rocky Cole

http://www.amazon.com/Betrayal-Angkor-Wat-Asher-Novel-ebook/dp/B00JX1XEHI

Betrayal at Angkor Wat is on sale at Amazon for Kindle at 99 cents.

Betrayal at Angkor Wat is the first book of a planned series. The book features Alex Asher, a contract operative for the CIA and Britain's MI6. As the author I am pleased with the reception of the book so far. Within one day of launch the book had cracked the Kindle top 100 paid books in the political spy thriller genre.

An interesting fact for readers is that almost all of the locations in the book are places I have visited over the years. The idea for this book came from being in London for several weeks in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic games. I was staying at the Chesterfield Mayfair hotel and my wife was doing some work at the U.S. Embassy prior to the Olympics. Every night I would walk her down to the embassy around 10:00 p.m. I was fascinated by the people I would see hanging around Grosvenor Square, and I amused myself by making up little stories about them. One of these stories became Betrayal.

Betrayal at Angkor Wat begins with an assassination attempt in Grosvenor Square that is not what it seems.  After a career in military and civilian intelligence work I wanted to bring some subtle details into the book that are often not known by thriller writers. My goal was to make the book believable but still keep the reader engaged. ~Rocky Cole

Sorcerer Rising - kindle ebook by E. Nathan Sisk

http://www.amazon.com/Sorcerer-Rising-Virgil-McDane-Novel-ebook/dp/B00EGIC3MK

Sorcerer Rising begins the story of Virgil McDane. Once he was a powerful Wizard, an explorer, scholar, and soldier. Outcast from the Wizard’s Guild, stripped of his power and relegated to a lowly Sorcerer, he finds himself more and more desperate.

His world is much like our own, only magic is an everyday occurrence. The greatest resource is Aether, patches of raw magic that spawn whole dimensions. Forged from emotion and thought, the possibilities held within these worlds are endless. Some are featureless nightmares, others whole planets filled with their own people, magic, and culture.

Only expert mages can extract these otherworldly resources from the mist, namely the Wizards with their global Guild, or Sorcerers, rogue mages powerful enough to work the Aether.

Now, a unique phenomenon has provided Virgil with the chance he needs. The Arcus, a column of light and energy that stretches half the world, has landed just outside his home city. Cyrus Aberland, millionaire inventor, is funding an expedition, and with a vendetta against the Guild, he comes looking for a Sorcerer who can do the job.

Now Virgil must guide a team of explorers halfway across the world, protect them and himself against the dangerous arcane threats of the world, and reclaim his power.

Breakfast with the Pope - kindle ebook by Susan Vigilante

http://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Pope-Susan-Vigilante/dp/0980076382

Did you watch the canonization of Pope John Paul II?  Did you wish you were there?

Have you read about the amazing man who became St John Paul II? Do you wish you could meet him?

Meet him in "Breakfast with the Pope,"  an uncompromisingly honest, deeply personal memoir of faith, friendship, and family.  A beautiful, funny, moving story about the mysterious working of grace in our lives.
Susan Vigilante is a lucky woman.  She has a loving husband, wonderful friends.  But she wants more. She wants a family.  She wants to write.  And she wants a miraculous cure for her sister's husband, a young father stricken with cancer.  Now she's been invited to meet the Holy Father.  If she can just work up the nerve to ask him for his prayers....

Set in the lovely Italian town of Castelgandolfo, the summer home of the popes for centuries, "Breakfast with the Pope" will have readers laughing, crying, and talking about the things that really matter to us all.  A book you will love-- promise!

The Grass Sweeper God - a historical fiction novel by Doug Howery

http://www.amazon.com/Doug-Howery/e/B00JNCFO52

A story of a wicked family and town folk.  These people have real hard-core prejudices and passions.  They are passionately resolved in their intolerance.

It was the first day of Smiley’s tenth year in the “Mentally Retarded Sophomore Class.”  Smiley had prepared for his first-day-of-school-beating by donning Aunt Lettie’s blouse and his shit-kicking saddle shoes.

A full circle story.  “What goes around, comes around.”

The sun goes down on the sleepy little coal mining camp community of Solitude, Virginia.  But not before nationwide social change brings upheaval:  The NYC Stonewall gay riots of 1969 had been vicious, but the real battle would be won or lost on another continent: Solitude, Virginia.   Permelia Corn and Lee Moore entered the Solitude town limits.  Lee drove the ’59  candy apple red Cadillac convertible onto main street.  Rebellious red reflected off the plate glass of the Ben Franklin Five and Dime, the palladium windows of Ritz’s Restaurant, the colonial windows of the Court House, the stained, lead glass windows of the Opera House, and at last a smear of red reflected off the shiny glass windows of Solitude Funeral Parlor.

Lettie stooped in front of the stereo cabinet, her index finger caressing the trifold, eight by eleven photos of Brac and Chad in the fourth grade, and Lydia in the eighth.  She laid the .38 snub-nosed special on the stereo cabinet.  She turned the trifold face down on the cabinet.  She thought about her children.  She had never owned them, never owned herself, and now they could choose their own road in life.  But she could choose when to exit this world and how.
                                                                                 
“What goes around, comes around.”:  “Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.”

The Irish Princess and the Pearls of Eetanam - kindle ebook by Jamie Scheid

http://www.amazon.com/The-Irish-Princess-Pearls-Eetanam-ebook/dp/B00FGL1AOS

All seems quaint and serene in the beautiful Emerald Isle, but alas, the Kingdom of Shaughnessy is confronted by a battle with the Vikings, an uprising of evil and an endless journey for one young woman to find her purpose.

Princess Cassidy Clarke is looking forward to her special thirteenth birthday celebration, but Queen Septani discloses a new quest for the princess that becomes the most challenging and influential time of her entire life.

Powerful pearls were secretly given away ten years ago and now the queen needs Princess Cassidy to locate them and make certain they are secure or the kingdom could be destroyed. The princess disguises herself as a peasant and lives among the villagers searching for the pearls, but unbeknown to her, just past Everlost Forest, is an evil that grows stronger and closer as it too is on the hunt for the pearls.

Foreseen - a Kindle contemporary fantasy by Terri-Lynne Smiles

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008E95CCU

A secret organization, four college students who want to change the world, and the ability to covertly alter the decisions of others. What could possibly go wrong?

The Rothston Institute is home to a special class of adepts who can control the decisions of anyone in the world - friends, professors, Senators, you name it. Most adepts train from childhood to hone those skills in pursuit of the Institute's mission: to guide humankind toward a safer future. But college student Kinzie is just discovering her own remarkable powers - and that the best intentions lead down dangerous paths.

This coming of age story, the first in a series, presents a world of intrigue and deception set against credibly posed supernatural abilities.

Debut author “Smiles has created a universe ... where two types of people exist: adepts and commons. Adepts can … influence people’s decisions and they can translocate: move matter from one place to another. Commons don’t have any of these special attributes. Kinzie Nicolosi, a loner and a powerful adept, is a freshman at Hutchins College. Raised by an overly protective single father, Kinzie is on her own for the first time in her life. When an experiment in her science class yields statistically impossible results, [she finds out] that she’s an adept …. First time author Smiles has devised a convincing supernatural culture.... The theoretical concept behind adepts is clearly explained so that even a reader who has never taken a physics course will find it easy to understand. One adept says: “You’ve observed the turbula, correct?...The tunnels branch, sometimes in multiple directions, each heading to a different possible future....We can influence the decision by subtly broadening one branch over another, making it more likely that is the decision which will be made.” By continually paying such close attention to detail, Smiles has proven that she’s skilled at crafting a nuanced page turner.” The Kirkus Review.

Foreseen is a blend of fantasy, soft science fiction, and thriller. "An adventurous twist of genre, much recommended," concludes the Midwest Book Review.

How to Build a God - Non-fiction/Philosophy - Alex McKechnie

http://www.amazon.com/How-Build-God-Last-Biologicals-ebook/dp/B00JOS4RTE

A book about our struggling past, our technological future, and our tendency to build gods.

for a long time now, the process will soon come to fruition. When it does, what will man's position in the universe look like? How will we make sense of conscious artificial intelligences, nanotechnology, and the ability to rewrite our biology at will? How to Build a God begins by looking at how complexity works at a fundamental level, and goes on to build a picture of how our species will develop based on the evolution of complexity. We will examine genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, mind-uploading, technological superintelligences, backwards causation, faster than light travel, and all manner of potential future technologies and their impact on our species.

Moreover, if machine intelligence is a natural step in the evolution of matter, we can begin to build a whole new picture of the universe at large. Instead of finding ourselves in a dying universe devoid of all meaning, we can begin to cast it in a new light. The cosmos, as well as all of the matter and energy contained in it, starts to look instead like a complexity engine, producing more and more instances of novelty as it ages. If we're an intrinsic part of the process - as we certainly seem to be - then humans begin to look less like the measure of all things, and more like a race of unwitting godbuilders.

Swimming Naked - Memoir by John Ferneau-Leinen

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FI1S32S

“Swimming Naked” is cast in a time when it was fun to be a kid. A time when the two main rules were: Do your chores, and get your fanny home when the street lights come on.

A mile and a half and we reached the cow pasture, and our swimming hole.  Scrabbling through the barbwire fence, Cousin Paul ripping his pants, we took off toward the creek.  Whooping and hollering, racing toward the cooling waters peeling off what few clothes we wore.

Reaching the high bank wearing only our birthday suits we jumped as one landing, much to our surprise, among a herd of about eight cows occupying our space.  That set off a stampede in all directions, and soon we had the swimming hole to ourselves.  We lulled away the rest of the morning, and by afternoon the stirred up mud bottom had turned our spa into what looked like a mud hole, which didn’t dampen our fun one bit.

It must have been about mid afternoon when we heard voices and laughter, girl’s voices and girl’s laughter.  Scrambling up the east bank, we peered over the edge.  There, coming from the east across the pasture toward our swimming hole, was a group of girls wearing uniforms that looked like Girl Scouts, or Campfire Girls.  I didn’t know which, and really didn’t care.  What were we going to do, just sit there in the water until they passed?  Good thing we had muddied the water, at least it would hide most of our naked anatomy.  But I didn’t have to worry.  Paul Lemon sent the girls running and screaming back to where they had come from.  It had been so quick, I really didn’t know what had happened until it was over with. 

Mark Banana and the Broken Bullwhip - Kindle ebook by Marcus MacGregor

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JK9Z570

The little boy with the EPIC IMAGINATION is BACK!

Whether he's pretending to be a cowboy or an adventurer, one accessory is essential: a BULLWHIP!

When his mother makes him a whip out of some old, rawhide shoelaces, Mark couldn't be happier. That is, until the day he spies a REAL bullwhip at the mall. With his birthday money he buys it, little suspecting that heartbreak is soon to follow...!

This sequel to Mark Banana and the New Red Cape is infused with all the charm, humor, and tenderness of its predecessor - and then some!

With hilarious illustrations and easy-to-read print, each Mark Banana book is ideal for read-aloud storytime and also for building confidence in semi-independent readers. Written for kids, but equally as entertaining for adults, the continuing adventures of Mark Banana are a delight for the whole family!

FIRST ONE DOWN - kindle eBook by R.J. Belle

http://www.amazon.com/FIRST-ONE-DOWN-Sutton-Novel-ebook/dp/B00JUI38PM

“R.J. Belle is a great new author who has created amazing new characters. ”
Scott M Brady

“Left me wanting more am looking forward to the continuation of the series, love the   characters favorite book this year. ”
ryan t  

“I found myself excited to keep reading to find out what happens next!"
Jamie R


Judas Goat: The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery, by Patrick Brigham - Murder Mystery and Suspense novel

http://www.amazon.com/Judas-Goat-ebook/dp/B00DQUR0R2

Sitting in a Lloyd Loom chair on a Narrow Boat, moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a dead man stares into oblivion. Who is he and what is his name? Chief Inspector Michael Lambert from Thames Valley Police Authority unravels a murder case which stretches from Reading to Bulgaria, South Africa to Belorussia, and finally Taiwan to Peru. What at first appears to be a straightforward murder is revealed to be part of an international manhunt, the result of a major arms deal which has gone horribly wrong. The story begins with the discovery of a small mobile phone on the narrow boat and ends with the murder of a Chinese shipping magnate in the streets of London. Will anyone’s life be the same again and how will our provincial policeman cope with these different layers of intrigue?

The Wannabe Author - kindle eBook by Mary Papas

http://www.amazon.com/Wannabe-Author-Mary-Papas-ebook/dp/B00HDP6YBO

The character in this short story works at an office, writing reports that she hates, working with colleagues she hates, for a boss she also hates. What she really wants to do is write a novel and she tries to do that during her work hours at the office. She thinks she has all it takes and everything will be fine. She will be a best-selling author, because it is meant to be and nothing will stand in her way!

She ends up making one mistake after another without realizing it. Even when she starts realizing it, she still cannot admit it to herself, so she keeps walking in that destructive path. Social media, proofreading, creative writing courses, covers, photography...she thinks she has them  all figured out, but she doesn't.

 A funny short story, written in a Bridget Jone's diary format, about new authors and all the things that can go wrong in the beginning.  Through the character in the story, The Wannabe Author,  and her journey, I tried to show in a funny way all the mistakes a new, aspiring author can make and how they can harm him.
New authors will hopefully learn to avoid these mistakes and readers will hopefully learn how hard  the life of an author can be. And hopefully, they will also laugh a lot in the process!

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Egypt - Children's Adventure Book by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet

http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Gannon-Wyatt-Egypt-With/dp/160832561X

Gannon and Wyatt might make the discovery of a lifetime--if they can outlast danger in the land of the pharaohs!

After winning a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society, Gannon and Wyatt set off on a journey to Egypt. There they study with world-renowned archeologist Dr. Mohammed Aziz, joining him on a quest to find the long lost tomb of the Pharaoh Cleopatra, rumored to hold priceless treasures and secret scrolls containing answers to some of ancient Egypt's greatest mysteries. But Gannon and Wyatt aren't the only ones interested in Cleopatra's secrets. Ruthless tomb robbers are hot on their heels, and the brothers must brave venomous snakes, deadly booby traps, and ancient curses as they find themselves on the verge of a magnificent discovery that could rewrite history.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon & Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one things is certain--wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest - Children's Adventure Book by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet

http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Gannon-Wyatt-Great-Rainforest/dp/1608325881

Gannon and Wyatt can't wait to trek into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the mythical spirit bear, but surviving in this unforgiving wilderness proves more challenging than they could have ever imagined. When members of the expedition go missing, the brothers bravely set out on a search-and-rescue mission. Soon they find themselves lost in a forest teeming with grizzlies, wolves and mysterious gunmen. Guided by the wisdom of the First Nation people, Gannon and Wyatt uncover a sinister plot and must risk everything to save those who are missing and restore balance to the Great Bear.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one thing is certain--wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.

Serpent Heart - kindle ebook by Blair MacGregor

http://www.amazon.com/Serpent-Heart-Blair-MacGregor-ebook/dp/B00JU9A6SI

From fortified alcazars to barren desert canyons, winged serpents command the Heart to return home.

Azim, son of the deposed warrior-prince of Tirhaj, dreams of black and silver serpents guarding the precious frankincense groves that once brought his family wealth and prestige. Now those serpents demand he overthrow the conqueror of TIrhaj and restore his family's rule. But no one will fight beside an impoverished, untested seventeen-year-old who has grown up in the squalor of a foreign city, always shunned because of his father's shame.

Then a wealthy patron offers Azim riches enough to buy weapons, camels, and the service of warriors. Assured of victory, Azim rallies his men and rides across the desert to restore his family's pride and honor. But the patron has plots of his own, and sending Azim away is the first step. Far from home, betrayed and deserted, Azim must confront the dream-serpents in the flesh and decide if defeating his father's conqueror is worth the price.

But Azim doesn't know his sister Aaminah is facing a battle of her own against the conqueror's son. Though she'd have her own voice in Tirhaj, the city of exile gives her father sole authority to decide her future. And her father has already given up on Azim, choosing instead to use Aaminah as a treasure dear enough to buy back the honor and privilege he lost so many years ago.

Trapped by failure and weakened by treachery, bowing to defeat is the best hope Azim and Aaminah have for survival. Yet still they hear the serpents call—Seek, Hearts of Tirhaj. Seek, remember, return...

Counting the Wounds - Literary Short Story by Best American Short Stories Alum Lyn Coffin

Lyn Coffin's new short story Counting the Wounds introduces us to Susan in a moment of deep personal loss. The story, based on a family tragedy in the author's own life, is one Coffin says has taken her 35 years to write.

Here's what readers are saying about the story:

"This is one of the best and most beautifully written short stories I’ve ever read. It unfolds as a detective story full of mystery and emotional tension. It pulls the reader into the dense atmosphere of a family drama releasing its secrets slowly."

"The reading of it is quick--the pondering after goes on and on."

"Lyn distills the anatomy of loss...masterful.

Coffin was chosen by Joyce Carol Oates for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories in 1979. She's gone on to build a successful writing career as an author of short fiction and novels, as a playwright and a poet, as a translator and an educator. In this story her power as an illustrator of the human experience is on full display. Counting the Wounds is a short read, a character-driven story of loss and grief, but readers will find themselves thinking of their own relationships and perhaps even their own moments of tragedy and loss as they watch Susan struggling to face hers.

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Botswana - Children's Adventure Book by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet

http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Gannon-Wyatt-Patti-Wheeler-ebook/dp/B00D22994G

When Gannon and Wyatt arrive in Botswana for an African safari, they find themselves tangled up in much more than a family vacation. After receiving word that a poacher has shot and wounded a lioness, they set off into the wild in the hopes of saving the mother and her cubs before the poacher finishes the job. While on this amazing journey, they encounter Africa’s Big Five⎯elephants, rhinos, cape buffalos, leopards, and lions⎯only to discover that the most dangerous predator in the African bush is not the king of beasts, but man himself.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one thing is certain⎯wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.

Switching Stations Switching Stories - kindle ebook by Christy Santo

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J8ULVO2

Fantasy, Vampire, Horror story

A story about a vampire sire named Ian Porter and his attempts to stop his deadly son Jay from experimenting on children.

Switching Stations, Switching Stories is not your average vampire book. And if you are a fan of vampires and are looking for something different my book maybe just what you are looking for. My vampire book does not just focus on vampires but the complicated lives of various humans. To name a few there is Theresa who is caught between being a living human and being part vampire. Rena, a victim of her abusive father and Jay. And Anna Beth, a social worker, and former friend of Theresa's who puts two and two together between what happened to her friend and Rena. These characters and others have their stories told and also connect to the larger question I ask in the book. Who will catch Jay first the vampires like his sire or the humans?

George and the Dragon - kindle ebook by Philip Tolhurst

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JTG1YRY

If you were given the chance what would you call a dragon?

Me? I’d call it something like; Gold Wing, Sky Winder or Night Fire.

Now let me add some context; let’s say you have just met the dragon under the most stressful circumstances you have ever experienced.  The dragon is pressing you for an answer.  Time is running out.  You have to name the mythical monster soon. Correct that; you have to name the beast now.  What then would you call the dragon?

Let's take that one stage further you are 13, the year is 1940 and the Battle of Britain is in its infancy.  You are still stressed beyond belief; your whole world has already been turned upside down and now you discover dragons exist.  The dragon is still insisting you give it a name.  What name would you give the dragon now?

When George Atkins finds himself in this exact situation then he chooses to call the dragon Spitfire.  In so doing he finds himself on the most amazing and terrifying journey of his life.  First he is thrown into battle with a group of other dragons; dragons working for the Nazis.  Then, with great reluctance, the RAF recruits George and Spitfire to aid them in their fight against the Luftwaffe.  Along the way George meets new friends, learns how history was rewritten and finds out that he is more powerful than he could have ever have dreamed of becoming.

Decisions, Decisions by J.Buchanan

Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7PN04O

Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4574375

What is the meaning of life?  The experience...

Escape into an inspiring roller-coaster of action and emotions, all derived from ambition, infidelity and retribution; combined with the concept of a multi-trillion dollar United Nations penitentiary underneath the island of Guam.  It is concluded with a unique and provocative ending that is intended to increase one's appreciation of life.

Follow the stories as a poor young kid loses his parents to domestic violence, and is thrust into a tough life of adult responsibilities, while at a different time period in a different part of the world, a grad school student begins to learn lucid life lessons outside of the classroom.  The lives' of these two characters become intertwined like the yarn in a knitted blanket, producing a graphghan of drama and excitement that will have your imagination at attention.

The novel Decisions, Decisions emphasizes the idea that one's actions may carry formidable consequences.  This narrative is a stunning suspense with a provocative and universal theme: success or failure in life normally revolves around making careful decisions.

The Calling - Kindle ebook by Louise G. White

http://www.amazon.com/Calling-Louise-G-White-ebook/dp/B00IZPSKUO

The following demons are believed to be currently active and committing crimes of disorder and entrapment within the realms:
Rakshasas, Mow, Lilim and Kistatus - Full descriptions to follow...

On the run and hiding from the suits, Carolyn's life is far from
straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most
extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in
the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them down and bring them home. But life is never that easy! Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded people, Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills. Whilst answering a call to retrieve a human from another world she's faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon
(Kistatus) back with her. Little did she know what effect this demon
would have on her! As each day passes, her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life.

Excerpt – “The destroyer is...'" Ethan wondered at the next word, expecting 'horrific, 'mad', or even 'a bitch'... Not forgetting that she did try to kill him, of course. "Glorious," he concluded to Ethan's surprise.”
― Louise G. White, The Calling

One to Protect - kindle ebook by Tia Louise

​http://www.amazon.com/One-Protect-Hold-Tia-Louise-ebook/dp/B00JT1YE0I

Even though Melissa has found her new beginning with Derek, she is still plagued with nightmares of her abusive ex-husband. Rich and successful, the man has been able to slip out from under every criminal charge filed against him, leaving her feeling rather exposed. Especially since she doesn't just have herself to worry about anymore.

Being in the security business affords Derek Alexander a few more tools to keep tabs on his fiancee's violent ex. But the constant reminder of his inability to end the nightmares for his woman, once and for all, grates on his protective nature. He has done everything possible to keep the man behind bars, but he simply is too well connected.

When the body of a former call girl turns up, the discovery she is a tie back to some painful history, may be the breakthrough they have been waiting for. Derek will do everything in his powers to stop Melissa's ex, before he can ever get near her again. Even if it means breaking his own highly held moral code with the help of his partner in a walk on the dark side....

Family Magic - Kindle ebook by Patti Larsen

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Magic-Hayle-Coven-Novels-ebook/dp/B005W5R79A

Family Magic is FREE!

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being ordinary. That my mom baked cookies instead of brewing spells That my dad lived with us, not on the demon plane. All I ever wanted was to be like everyone else.

I know what you're thinking. You'd die to live in my world. How cool would it be if magic was real and you could do anything?

You have no idea. Here I am in another new town, but it's the same old thing. Cheerleader bullies? How original. Friendless again? Who's surprised. I suck at fitting in. Especially when I'm in the middle of saving my family from total destruction.

My name is Sydlynn Hayle, and that's my life.

Trade you.

THE D.A.'s FOREVER by Laura Pinto

Kindle Countdown Deal: 99¢ from April 24 through April 30, 2014 (67% off)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EWP8254

What happens when four greasers from the '50s reunite in the '80s? Probably a better question would be: What DOESN'T? Set in New Jersey, THE D.A.'s FOREVER (no relation to the legal profession) takes the reader on a tantalizing journey back to two eras—the 1980s, when life, music and culture were undergoing a paradigm shift that would ultimately set the stage for the mores and lifestyles of today; and the 1950s (mainly in dialogue, flashbacks, and attitude) as seen through the eyes of the then-teenaged boys who wore leather jackets, combed their hair into ducktails, smoked cigarettes, drank liquor, drove cars, made out with girls, and epitomized "cool." Only, now, the formerly tight group of friends known as the D.A.'s in high school are no longer seventeen and eighteen, but approaching fifty. Geographically scattered throughout the Garden State, all of the guys have jobs, families, and responsibilities; and the last time all four of them had been together was a decade earlier. Now it's June of 1988, and the D.A.'s are convening at their old high school. Though they've attended other reunions in the past, this one—a special week-long celebration honoring the Fifties and taking place thirty years after graduation—proves to be quite different from the previous ones.

The novel begins with Eddy Steinberg preparing to drive two hours to meet with his old friends. He's filled with anticipation but quickly feels let down by the reality; he is stung by the seeming indifference demonstrated by his former comrades at the evening festivities, and he realizes how far apart the guys have drifted over the years. To begin with, the other dudes appear to be acting more like the teenagers they were than the adults they are. In addition to Eddy, the D.A.'s are comprised of Frankie D'Antonio, the founder and leader of the group, whose favorite pastimes seem to be getting drunk and getting laid (not necessarily in that order); Denny O'Reilly, Frankie's best friend and the only divorced member of the quartet, who's worried about his 20-year-old son's lack of success in the romance department; and Tony Franklin, Eddy's best friend, whose marriage and happiness are threatened by the reappearance of his high-school sweetheart. None of the wives are along for the ride, and there's a lot more going on behind closed doors—and out in the open—than Eddy is comfortable observing. Married to his high-school sweetheart and steadfastly faithful as a husband, Eddy had once acknowledged the other guys' extracurricular antics with slightly amused detachment; now, as he realizes the extent of it, he can only watch with thinly disguised disapproval as his cohorts bounce from one woman to another as casually as changing their underwear. To make matters worse, Eddy's heart is captured by a sweet, shy, 24-year-old girl, and for the first time in his married life he's facing a tangible temptation: The girl's quiet innocence and purity instantly transport Eddy back to his youth, a time when life was much less complicated, and it doesn't take long before his thoughts and emotions are in turmoil. Unbeknownst to Eddy, all of the other guys are facing issues of their own, and there are some surprising twists as the story develops.

THE D.A.’s FOREVER is a nostalgic tale of friendship and romance. It’s part comedy, part drama, part satire. It is by turns funny and touching. It’s raunchy and sexy at times; romantic and sentimental at others. It’s a story of friendship, of old love, of new love, and of a love that will never die. Most of all, it’s a coming-of-age story involving not youngsters, but four men who are all being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the present-day world where grownups live. NOTE: Mature content (sex and language); reader discretion advised.

The Water Trade - Kindle ebook by Charlie Deer

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JMG0RD8

A refreshing non-supernatural thriller

A nightlife custom where young beautiful girls are used to sway wealthy men into bar purchases. Champagne, Cigars, Spirits; whatever can be pushed makes a cut for the girls.Within this trade is a Chinese run night club in the heart of London's Soho. Two young and naive girls, April (main protagonist) and Kit, an Irish immigrant, find themselves in dire straits when what first seemed as a once in a life time holiday soon turns to an inescapable nightmare.

Working one night, the girls approach the club owner about an opportunity to work abroad in Hong Kong. Getting the job, the girls fly out to Hong Kong to begin the new chapter of their lives. Picked up at the airport, they are brought to a secluded hotel where they are to live for the duration of their stay. The nightmare begins.

The girls are drugged and it’s not long before they pass out. April awakens in a darkened room surrounded by shadowy figures talking in a foreign language. The confusion of the situation begins to take its toll. April finds herself in the triad controlled sex trade of Hong Kong.
The story unfolds around the high profile service she is forced into; where she struggles with her own self image, harsh abuse and sexual acts of all natures with clients. The issue with an unexpected death; a terrible error by one of the triads own runners, and his responsibility of disposing a body, and the implications caused by his inability to fulfill the job jeopardizes the secrecy surrounding the trade.

A gripping tale of fear, strength, humility and an unlikely romance; the Water Trade mixes the violent underworld of Hong Kong with the internal struggles of a young girl fighting the demons forced upon her.

Plight of the Downtrodden - Kindle Ebook by Justin Curtis

http://www.amazon.com/Plight-Downtrodden-Justin-Curtis-ebook/dp/B00JS2707W

JT Blackburn is a hard-working man, with a wife, a son, and a mortgage. That is, until he shows up to his job and finds the factory doors closed.  He is left with few options for providing for his wife and young son. At a crossroads, he must decide on the best course of action for him and his family.

            And then it all goes to hell. JT loses his sole reason for living. Racked by feelings of guilt and grief, the working class man from Troy, Ohio loses his own soul. Blackburn goes on a murder filled quest to avenge the loss of his child, and morphs into a psychopath in the process.  Blaming the society that does not provide for its citizens, this controversial look at modern society, questions the belief in the American dream.

Ghost of a Chance - kindle ebook by J. Newman

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Chance-J-Newman-ebook/dp/B001QTWC78

On Saturday April 26th, 2014 my Kindle eBook, Ghost of a Chance by J. Newman, will be featured as a Free Promotion for one day only!

Lost loves, nightmares, and demonic ghosts all possess this tale.

Kirk Samson is no hero, quite the contrary. Just an ordinary man living out an ordinary life in an ordinary town when suddenly his life gets turned upside down all from the result of a nightmare that seems too real to be merely a dream. A nightmare that haunts his unconscious unexpectedly affects his loving wife, Jill, without an unapparent connection that is all but a mystery to Kirk and what's worse it leads to her disappearance. As Kirk's world turns upside down he finds the urge to get out of town, to vacate the location of his lamenting torture but as his luck would have it the demons that haunt him at home follow him no matter where he goes. The nightmares ratchet up in intensity leaving Kirk no choice but to make a stand and fight back but will that fight  lead him to lose another love? In this story Kirk will certainly need more than a Ghost of a Chance to survive.

The Mountain City Bronzes - kindle ebook by Madeleine McLaughlin

Innocence and Evil. One cannot exist when the other is present. The friendliness and support of an isolated small town by the snowy mountains seems ideal. Especially for a small boy with everything he needs right there, meaning his father. As he navigates the characters of his tiny home, his head is firmly attuned to the good, again his father, who he hero-worships.

Kevin, that is the boy's name, wants to do good, only good. He is warned by two jailbirds to 'grow up like his father' and he does listen. So innocence exists in small towns and small boys. But where does evil live? Is it in the snow-capped peaks of the mountains, two jailbirds named Chester and Lorne or is it right behind that old locked door that Kevin finds.

ALLEGRA by Anna Lisle



1822: Byron's young illegitimate daughter dies in an Italian Convent, banished from the mother who adored her. 1838: young Alice Clarke, unhappily married to a brutal man, is pursued on London's streets by a mysterious Greek man and a cloaked woman. Alice illicitly loves a sea captain sailing the perilous route to India around Africa. When he vanishes on a voyage, her pursuers draw her into an increasingly tense game of cat and mouse, played out between the early Victorian squalor of London's Rookeries and the splendor of its new Mayfair squares. A murder in Regent's Park reinforces the message that Alice is involved in a very dangerous game. But how can she possibly be linked to a brilliant and notorious group of English poets living in Italy sixteen years earlier?
British author Anna Lisle is no stranger to world of fiction -- she also writes as the traditionally published Eliza Graham, author of, among other titles, Playing with the Moon, a bestseller in Europe. Eliza has morphed into Anna for the purposes of writing novels with a Victorian setting. As you'd imagine of a Brit writing about nineteenth-century London, Anna Lisle writes in British English.

Simple Thoughts - kindle ebook by Xavier Grice

This is a book about the observations of a father and average working man. Some of these passages are meant to inspire and maybe have people think of some topics differently. A part of this book is very personal and was wrote as a way to heal myself from the drama I was dealing with myself. Hopefully some of these pages will help someone else as it did me by writing it. I am a father of three teenagers and a man coming off a broken relationship/marriage. I hope writing this book will help other men channel their anger in a more constructive way as I did instead of fighting with their ex, write, draw, compose music whatever your interest my be use it to cope with the pain of a failed relationship in a positive way.

Unforgettable Kiss - kindle ebook by Angela Ford

http://www.amazon.com/Unforgettable-Kiss-Angela-Ford-ebook/dp/B00HG3XFIS

Meghan Eden swore she would never love again. The tragic death of her son, at the hands of her husband, destroyed her emotionally. She believed her successful Spa would fulfill her life until a business seminar takes her to a golf resort in Arizona. Meghan’s love of golf gets her paired up with a man she doesn’t know. The rest of the world does. Eric Nolan is the most sought after actor in Hollywood and the most eligible bachelor in the hearts of many women. Eric draws out hidden desires Meghan never imagined and leaves an unforgettable kiss etched in her memory. One kiss leaves her questioning her decision to never love again. An emotional struggle to love again cannot stop the passion that unravels. But perhaps Meghan’s ex can. Released on early parole without her knowledge and he’s had the time to develop an obsession. Eric races to save her. He reaches the door, only to hear the gun shot.

 She placed her hand on his chest, the tempo of his pulse increased. She could feel herself tremble, getting weaker by the moment. Reality faded and paradise set in. He pulled her hips in closer to his. The passion she felt could defy analysis. Meghan told herself to respond not react. He pushed her shoulders against the wall, aggressive yet gentle with an incredible rhythm. His hips never left hers in the sudden movement. An in sensational appetite stirred within her.

Married To A Vegan, Kindle nonfiction eBook by Caren Albers

http://www.amazon.com/Married-Vegan-Embraces-Healthy-Plant-Based-ebook/dp/B00JJCP9ZQ

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Married To A Vegan is a healthy living, healthy relationship, and change management book, all rolled into one. It’s about how making big changes can dramatically affect our relationships and our lives, and is not short on drama or humor.

A husband’s sudden, full-blown conversion to a vegan lifestyle changes a couple’s relationship and takes them on a journey that threatens to turn their marriage upside down. When half of a couple turns vegan, it requires negotiation, compromise, and commitment on steroids. Frankly, if he wanted to totally shake things up, she would have preferred a Sister Wife.

Dr. Neal Barnard, New York Times Bestseller author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart - Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health (the book that prompted the demon, I mean vegan conversion), wrote a great endorsement for the book.

Married to a Vegan entertains and at the same time offers new, healthy ideas for readers to consider embracing. Did I mention it has yummy recipes so delicious that you won’t believe they’re vegan, and a surprise ending? No, I don’t think I did.

Even if you’re not married to a vegan (most lucky souls aren’t), you can identify with this book.

At some point in everyone’s life, they adopt new beliefs like exploring a new religion, or lifestyle changes like becoming an ultra-marathoner, taking up running, or simply making changes in their normal diet and exercise routine. These changes create tectonic shifts in their perspectives and their lives.

Married To A Vegan is about one such earthquake and the surprising aftermath.

A Kiss So Deadly - kindle eBook by Mary Reason Theriot

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Deadly-Mary-Reason-Theriot-ebook/dp/B00AVR3TX2

Pierre and Geneviève Marquette were forced from their home in Nova Scotia. They finally found a place to call home in Louisiana. Life had been hard, but they had each other and their children. Unfortunately, Geneviève only lived in her new home for a short while before her unfortunate passing. Yellow fever hit the area with a vengeance taking many lives, including hers.

Now Geneviève wanders the grounds, watching her decedents. Marquette Plantation remains the image of everything graceful and lovely in the Deep South.

As she sits in the garden, basking in the serene moonlight, a low ground fog swirls as a light breeze rolls off of the bayou. The silver mist curls its way around the courtyard, carrying with it the moans of the poor lost souls that are trapped in the mist.

The beauty of the night no longer gives her solace.  This place she loves is now tormented with death and evil. If only she could see where the evil lurks, she could warn Bridgette.  Instead, all she can do is sense its presence. She can hear its raspy breath and smell the fetid odor that comes from its flesh and blood. She must warn Bridgette of the evil that lurks these grounds before it is too late.

Under The Burning Sky - Kindle ebook by Olivia Bersell

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JI5RSM6

Ethan Coles thought the world of travel and adventure lay straight ahead. A teaching position in the remote. Australian outback was a dream come true. He had always assumed his future lay in the Marines, but that was not to be. As he boards his plane, he's feeling excited about what his new country has in store for him. But he soon learns that not everyone welcomes his arrival to Stoney Creek.

Set in the remote Australian outback the year is 1969 and former Marine Ethan Coles from Herscher-Illinois, is about to take up his new job teaching the children that reside on Stoney Creek. He is instantly drawn to the beautiful half-cast girl Amarin, and feels an attraction he's never felt before. Growing up on Stoney Creek, Amarin learned to fend for herself and she could hold her own against anyone. She was a tom-boy through and through and had never thought she'd want a man, not until the arrival of the alluring and handsome American.

With Angel's Wings - a true medical drama by Stephanie A. Collins

http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Wings-Stephanie-Collins-ebook/dp/B01DL9AXAI

Cheyne stokes respiration is a pattern of breathing that can be demonstrated at the end of life. Luckily, it is a term few people are familiar with. Laura becomes all too familiar with this symptom of severe heart failure when she first witnesses it…from her newborn daughter, Hannah.

Heart failure is Laura’s introduction to life as a mother of a special needs child. While it initiates her into a “lifestyle” she never dreamed she would face, it is far from her most daunting challenge. Take this journey with Laura as she struggles to understand, keep up with, and survive the unforgiving hand of fate. Sit by her side as she holds Hannah down for hours of IV attempts. Yell in rage and frustration with Laura, as she struggles with her failing marriage. Cry with her as she attempts to reassure her older daughter, Emily, after her diagnosis of autism. Sit in numb disbelief with her as she holds Hannah’s tiny hand through marathon seizures. Witness Laura frantically try to maintain a weak grip on her own sanity.

And when all hope appears lost, behold an unexpected love that lights Laura’s way through her darkest days and offers her the strength to not just endure, but to shine all on her own.

With Angel's Wings is my story. All names were changed, but the story is 100% true. For non-parent readers or readers who are parents of typical children, I welcome you to walk a few steps with me, to take a peek into a world far removed from your own. For fellow special needs parents, With Angel's Wings is an offering of hope. We all have days of struggle and strife; times when it is easy to fall prey to the darkness. But if I could navigate my way through some of my roughest times, despite my ignorance and many, many mistakes, you, too, can conquer your challenges and soar.

The ABC Room - kindle ebook by A.V. Roe

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ICXN0BS

It was an innocuous two line advertisement looking for sperm donors. Nothing out of the ordinary in a big city like San Francisco. Liam Sage is a normal, healthy, horny, pre-med college student, always short of funds. Listen to him tell his serendipitous tale about finding the perfect job and meeting the women of his dreams ... wet dreams that is. And I didn't say woman. This is a polyamorous, menage short story. Follow his adventure as he finds out that instead of donating sperm into a sterilized cup, the requirement for donation is in the flesh. And instead of making donations sporadically, he will be hired for a job to fulfill the fantasies of clients in a BDSM dungeon. Some of the fantasies are typical sexual fantasies of the cuckold variety, but some of the clients actually want to be bred.

This short story was the result of criticism of my first novel, that I didn't lend enough emphasis to the voice of the characters as they were developed. The novel plot had been kicking around in my head for some time, so I wrote this short story in the first person in order for the reader to enter the world of the character and feel what he felt. The basic plot for the story stemmed from a conversation I wrote in my novel, Our Rules Of Engagement, where characters divulged their most taboo erotic fantasies. I hope you enjoy this erotic fantasy story.

My standard warning: this short story is in the erotica genre and is intended for adult audiences and all of the characters are adults.

Gold Rush Girl - Kindle eBook by Suzanne Lilly

This book first appeared on Goodkindles in February 2014.

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Rush-Girl-California-Argonauts-ebook/dp/B00I7GO2UI/
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“When Lucinda Martin York arrives in California at the beginning of the gold rush, she is alone and destitute, but holding fast to her dream of becoming one of the first women doctors. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goal. George Arnold has a dream of his own, one he left his family and friends behind to pursue, one that will make him a key investor in California’s golden future. He’s willing to sacrifice everything for his goal. Although their dreams are divergent, Lucinda and George team together for survival in the mining town of Diggers Flat. They grow close as they deal with thieves, fire, and tragedy, but in the end, it is their very dreams that may tear them apart.”

Reviewed by Book Review Preview:
The year 1849 was an alluring time in American history especially to the Argonauts- the term used to describe those who moved to California during the Gold Rush. Lilly transports the reader back in time with such ease, the ambience, textures and hunger for gold come to life during a time when life was hard and the working/living conditions were even harder and at times deplorable.

With well thought out and placed characters, both of the main characters have their fair share of hardship and misfortune like many of those around them. Many over came the odds of the times. Many did not. My favorite quote from the story, “ Adversity makes a person grow and teaches them how to live”.

Rich in historical detail, the reader will come to understand the panning process and get a glimpse of what is was like to pan out in the goldfields. I felt it very interesting to look into the early daguerreotype and picture taking process along with learning about the developing of the plates with mercury vapors.

Having recently watched the mini series Klondike, I can easily see this story being made into a mini series as well. It reminded me of the made for tv movies by director Michael Landon Jr. A good, clean, and well written historical read for any older middle grades and up. Looking forward to book 2 and the continuing story of Lucinda, Luke, George and the rest of the cast of characters.

228 - kindle ebook by David E Weischadle

http://www.amazon.com/228-David-Weischadle-ebook/dp/B00HI5GEUK

A young lieutenant arrives in Nha Trang assigned to the 228 Signal Company, expecting the usual tour fraught with complaints, combat and uncomfortable conditions. Instead, Lt. David Whitehead encounters a nightmare of murder, greed, deceit and mortal danger. His comrades murdered, a renegade CIA agent using him to move contraband throughout the country and a host of unseen and unknown enemies all create a whirlwind journey as Lt. Whitehead struggles to find the truth in a land shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

This new edition of 228 contains previously unpublished sections never before seen. For more information about the book and the author, go to www.228thenovel.com.

Interviews with the author can be found at:

http://228thenovel.com/interviews/HistoryAndYou-March4_2014.mp3

http://228thenovel.com/interviews/amybetharkawyshow-March14_2014.mp3

About the author:

Dr. David E. Weischadle is professor emeritus at Montclair State University in New Jersey. A former army officer in Vietnam, he draws as much on his experience as on his imagination. He lives with his wife in New Jersey and Massachusetts. They have two sons who are attorneys and are principals in Granary Way Media LLC, a television and radio production company in Princeton, New Jersey.
David Weischadle is also President of DW Global Strategies, Inc.
DW Global Strategies is an educational and management consulting firm dedicated to serving its clients by providing personal and sensitive programs and services.

Saving Faith - kindle ebook by Wes Dodd

If you liked Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven, then you’ll love Saving Faith. Saving Faith is a romantic thriller packed with non-stop action and suspense with a great romantic theme that’s impossible to put down. This story will grab hold of you and won’t let go, while you wonder what’s around the next bend and what the future holds for Trevor and Faith—if they survive.
     Fate often has a way of bringing two lives together, lives traveling in opposite directions that were once intertwined. So it was in the lives of Trevor Logan and Faith Thomas, two young lives intertwined, destined to be one at an early age. Then came a sinister plan by a mutual friend, painted with pictures of deception, tearing the two apart and sending their lives reeling in opposite directions. After over twenty years apart, fate caused their paths to cross once again by way of an unusual chain of events. Faith’s life was in danger, leaving Trevor in an unusual predicament. Trevor was forced to make a decision. He could ignore his true feelings by taking the easy way out or follow his heart and save Faith—a decision that could also incriminate him in the end.

http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Faith-Wes-Dodd/dp/1483965295

Goddess Series Bundle Special - Kindle ebook by M.W. Muse

Get the first FOUR books in the #1 Bestselling Teen Romance series for one incredibly low price starting April 21, 2014! PLUS, a never before released bonus story as a special thank-you for all the readers who expressed their love of this series!

These books have been downloaded over 140,000 times, and ALL are Night Owl Reviews TOP PICKS!

This limited time special includes the following:

Goddess Legacy: Legacy Kore believes she’s just an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school, Adin Shepard, until she learns her mother is a Greek Goddess and that Legacy is changing into one, too! When Adin asks Legacy out on a date, she is thrilled her fantasy is becoming a reality, regardless of the Greek Goddess nonsense, but when she meets a new guy in town, River, she discovers everything isn’t always as it seems, and the legacy she wants just might not be the legacy she is destined to have.

Goddess Secret: Legacy only thought she had this goddess thing under control. Well, as much as any other chick could have given the crazy circumstances. But when she learns the truth about her abilities, she is forced to keep a secret so powerful that she and the people closest to her could get hurt if it falls into the wrong hands.

Goddess Sacrifice: Legacy wouldn’t let a little thing like changing into a goddess distract her from the joys of her senior year in high school, hanging with her friends, or getting closer to Adin. She’s ready to take their relationship to the next level, regardless of any bonds they have with other people. But the prophecy is still there, lurking in the background. And while Legacy is wrapped up with living her life in the now, forces are at work solidifying her future.

Goddess Revenge: Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned… at least that’s the way Legacy sees it. Her dreams collide into a message she did not want to acknowledge, but the implication ignites within her hotter than the knowledge of the betrayal itself. The only thing to do to cure getting mad? Getting even. Legacy dives into a betrayal of her own making as she teaches her lesson. But can she deliver her punishment without loosing her true self in the process, or will the bitter feeling of keeping her enemy close backfire and propel her down a road she never dreamed she’d travel? One thing’s for certain—revenge doesn’t come without a price.

Goddess Dream (Bonus Special): Legacy’s sacrifice hasn’t gone unnoticed by others of her kind. Morpheus visits her, allowing her to relive a specific day with another outcome. It isn’t real, but the reunion is just as sweet.

The Winter Stone by Tanya Anne Crosby, Laurin Wittig, Glynnis Campbell

http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Stone-Tanya-Anne-Crosby-ebook/dp/B00GURKADY

THIS WEEK ONLY (4/21-4/27) 99 cents (reg. $4.99)!!!

Put bestselling Scottish historical romance authors Tanya Anne Crosby, Laurin Wittig, and Glynnis Campbell in a room, and magic happens!

We've been friends for years.  We've enjoyed each others' books.  We're "writing sisters" in the authors' collective, The Jewels of Historical Romance.  How much fun, we wondered, would it be to weave our individual beloved series together into a single story?

It turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime!  THE WINTER STONE was begun on a quiet evening over glasses of wine--an evening spent musing, dreaming, gushing, and brainstorming, which gave birth to an idea for a story that sent chills along our spines and kept us up half the night.  The more we chatted, the more we discovered threads that connected our stories, fascinating characters who could take us on the journey together, and inspirations that led us down new, exciting roads.  And the best part was we were going on this adventure with friends!

One ancient legend of THE WINTER STONE--a crystal with mystical properties--connects three enchanted novellas that span the centuries and tell a timeless tale of love.

Lost Library - kindle ebook by Kate Baray

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JPJ4MBU

Lizzie led a normal life...until the Book arrived.

Then Lizzie's world turned upside down. Magic, werewolves, spells, healers, and an evil genius—what else do you need for a fabulous adventure? But there's more...Romance and a tiny kidnapping (or two) ensure a fast-paced story. And Lizzy makes a feisty, quirky heroine who won't let a power hungry evil-doer win the day.

Lizzie's not alone in her efforts to prevail over evil. Along the way, she gathers a cast of friends and allies who aid her in her various adventures and in discovering her own magical talents.

Tired of dark and broody? Ready for quirky and light-hearted? This is a paranormal romance for you! Join Lizzie and her friends as they experience mystery, magic, romance, and adventure.

Landwhig's Pride: The Fifth Token of Life- kindle ebook by J.J. Joenes

A God’s betrayal
...a Woman’s revenge

Having stolen men from Earth, Landwhig so happened upon the 21st century, wherein he found a new creature. And so chose from the womb one to lead into his world. Now Bridget Reid must survive his trial or never return. Seeking answers she finds an ally in Ja, Uckahian via the Fourth Path of Life, who finds himself in wonder as to why and how this female arrived. But not all who seek answers are allies. And though her blood stains many places, Bridget enjoys the freedom a warrior’s life bestows—her sword, her first love, transforming the slightest urge to remain in Uckah into a force destroying hope of a journey home. So is it betrayal after all? Bridget’s jaunt will near its end. And when it does, Landwhig must trust the woman scorned. Then it’s her turn to introduce a God…to madness.

SUMOTORI - Kindle eBook by GP Hutchinson

http://www.amazon.com/Sumotori-21st-Century-Samurai-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00IYWK7YA

Kindle Countdown Deal 05/09/14 - 05/15/14

A sumo wrestler. Really? A sumo wrestler?

Not just any sumo wrestler, but a yokozuna—a sumo grand champion of almost legendary status—named Tatsuyama.

And the women love him. Actually, just about everybody loves him.

Why then does young detective Kobayashi Koji believe Tatsuyama’s drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend has framed him for the crime that gets him kicked out of competition?

When Tatsuyama himself goes to ask her, she’s dropped off the map.

Follow Tatsuyama and Detective Kobayashi from Tokyo’s glitziest shopping districts to Kyoto’s most traditional gardens and find out why men like Tatsuyama are known as the last of the samurai.

Through the pages of Sumotori: A 21st Century Samurai Thriller, you can grab a front-row seat in the Kokugikan arena, but you’ll soon be whisked behind the curtain into an entrancing, mysterious, and powerful world where compassion and corruption collide.

It’s a story filled with plenty of action, twists, and turns. A tale of unexpected allies and startling and treacherous enemies.

If you’re game for colorful characters in exotic locales facing escalating dangers, then Sumotori may be the story you’ve been looking for. CreateSpace Editor Julie M. said, “It was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a while!” She added, “I think many of your readers will find themselves wanting to karaoke with Tatsuyama by the end as well.”

Why not give it a read and see whether you agree?

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