CONQUERING CHALLENGES – A Working Mother’s Story by Elizabeth Blake

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As a single mother in 1973 in MN, I search for my professional passion in life. I take my three-year-old daughter’s hand and move to Hawaii where I become a Medical Technologist. While taking courses, I learn to stick needles into people while my hands shake. I work in the laboratory at Kapiolani-Children’s Medical Center which Queen Kapiolani began to help island women survive childbirth. I perform a fetal lung test on amniotic fluid of a pregnant Polynesian woman suffering from complications. Is the baby all right? A Hawaiian lady gives birth to a one and a half pound baby, but will they survive? Our lab plays a critical role in the trial of a Mafia hit-man of rape and attempted murder. Will he be convicted? I move to Arizona where I work in a free-standing emergency center. I help diagnose a philandering husband with gonorrhea. What is his wife’s strange reaction? A gunman enters the center looking for drugs. Does he get any? A male patient comes in with pain and says he has sickle cell anemia. Does he really, or, is he just a drug-seeker? A male with an infected eye leaves the Center. He tells me the receptionist wouldn’t check him in because he’s homeless. Does he go blind in that eye because he doesn’t get treatment? The emergency center closes and I’m transferred to the main hospital where the Trauma ER is located. I’m not used to the high tension and stress of trauma. The laboratory staff does not accept me. Trauma doctors scream during Blue Alerts. I help a nurse during a Blue Alert but the nurse doesn’t reciprocate and the doctor yells at me for not finishing faster. I discover a dead woman in a room and the doctor yells at me for not drawing blood. An ER nurse accuses me of stealing from a patient. I work on an AIDS patient who shot himself, with blood all over. Can I ever get used to this tense atmosphere? All in all, a 20-year career is covered. I also interweave my personal life as I balance single motherhood with work, and search for a soul-mate. The various vignettes in this memoir are humorous, dramatic, and poignant.

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Blood & Soul

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In this epic, coming of age, action-packed fantasy the bastard prince Ledarrin is caught in the shadows of a dynasty as his brother goes on a murderous rampage to secure his birthright, overthrowing the realm. Ledarrin’s world is shattered. As he goes from the palace to the dungeon, hope for the survival of the realm seems lost. He escapes, only to be hunted by a legendary assassin. Meanwhile, demonic hordes, trapped for ages by a curse in the Underworld, await their release upon the sacrifice of the king–with plans for revenge on humanity. And so begins a heart-pounding adventure into a deadly future: a journey of loss, seduction, and betrayal. Ledarrin is joined by aging warriors and unlikely allies as they race to find the Creed of Kings, the ancient scrolls that can thwart the demons, but when Ledarrin’s true identity is revealed, he must choose between a destiny of blood–or soul.

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Grayson Manor Haunting

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When Addison Lockhart inherits Grayson Manor after her mother’s untimely death, she unlocks a secret that’s been kept hidden for over fifty years. For Addison, it seems like she’s finally found the house of her dreams…until the spirit of Roxanne “Roxy” Rafferty comes to call. Who is Roxanne, why is she haunting Grayson Manor, and how will Addison’s connection reveal a key to her own past that she thought no longer existed?

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Roving Enchantments by Bruce Hesselbach

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About Roving Enchantments by Bruce Hesselbach

New Formalism is alive and well in this collection of poetry which includes many traditional and innovative forms. The subjects range from alchemy to war, in settings as exotic as the Taj Mahal or as local as a mountaintop in Massachusetts.
“This book is a delight, full of surprises that leave the reader wishing there were more pages to go.” Rhina P. Espaillat, author of eleven poetry collections and winner of the Richard Wilbur award.
“An amazing collection of poetic ventures… truly enchanting.” Joseph S. Salemi, poet and editor of Trinacria.
Bruce Hesselbach is an attorney who lives in Newfane, Vermont. Roving Enchantments, published in May, 2014 by White Violet Press, is his first book of poetry.
To date, 62 of his poems have been published in the small presses and another will be appearing soon. His first novel, Perpetual Motion, published by Cogwheel Press in 2013, is a steampunk novel set in Switzerland and Germany from 1876 to 1889, a love story between a time traveler’s daughter and a doomed inventor threatening to help Germany win the Great War.
Previously Bruce wrote High Ledges, Green Mountains (Bondcliff Books 2005), a memoir about hiking Vermont’s 270 mile Long Trail. An avid hiker, he has climbed over 500 different mountains to date. He is the author of nine published short stories, including one just recently published online by Bewildering Stories. As chairman of the Newfane Conservation Commission, Bruce helped create hiking trails in the Newfane Town Forest. He graduated cum laude from Yale in 1972 with a BA in English, and received a JD in 1975 from Villanova Law School. His favorite reading matter includes Travel and Exploration, history, fantasy and steampunk.

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Tied to You by Bibi Paterson

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Olivia Walker has just hit rock bottom. About to lose her job and become homeless, she can’t see a way out of the mess her life has become until Alex Davenport enters her life with a proposal she is in no position to refuse.

Wealthy and arrogant, Alex is used to getting whatever he wants and he has set his eyes on Olivia. For months he has watched her, waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself to make her his, and finally it has appeared. But Alex is hiding a secret, one that he is determined to protect until, one day, Olivia makes a discovery that sets her on a course of self-discovery. Together they explore Olivia’s submissive side, pushing boundaries and taking her on the wildest ride of her life.

But when Olivia’s past threatens to expose Alex’s secret lifestyle, the time for truths and full disclosure is at hand. Can Alex let go of the fears that have bound his true nature? And can a couple that fell in lust find their own happily ever after?

Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences as it contains explicit sex scenes and BDSM themes.

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Bacchus and Sanderson (Deceased) by Simon Speight

Bacchus-and-Sanderson-Deceased-15-September-2014-KINDLEAbout Bacchus and Sanderson (Deceased) by Simon Speight:

ERNEST SANDERSON had to die, he knew too much. He had spent the previous forty years trying to prove his brother had been murdered by CHC Industries, now he’s got too close to the truth.
Dying before your death date has consequences. All business has to be completed, no lose ends are allowed. Instead of heaven or hell, Ernest goes to limbo and meets his guide who will ensure he finishes his unfinished business. For Ernest that is quite a lot.
WILLIAM BACCHUS suffered a heart attack in the same hospital on the same night Ernest died. He is Ernest’s illegitimate son and the main benefactor of Ernest’s estate. He has no idea who Ernest is. William is a vicar who is going places; his heart attack has necessitated a sabbatical for recuperation and to consider his future. The bequest he has received from Ernest gifts him a bookshop, money and a selection of problems, one of which is Ben.
BEN SANDERSON is Williams half brother, a fact William discovers on his first visit to the bookshop he inherited, managed by Ben. Their first meeting is rocky, but this improves. As part of his bequest William has inherited a number of tasks from Ernest, tasks that will release Ernest from limbo. First amongst these is to discover why his uncle JONAS SANDERSON was killed and how and why Ernest had to be murdered.
Ernest and his guide, JUANITA, introduce themselves to William and offer as much help as a ghost can give. William has forty years of research material, left to him by Ernest, which he has to read, analyse and understand if he has any hope of helping Ernest. He recruits Ben and ANNABEL, a friend and vicar, to help him.
FELICITY CORTEZ inherited control of CHC Industries from her grandfather CHARLES CORTEZ when he died. Charles should have gone straight to hell, but instead is in limbo with his guide HELENA, to help Felicity and for Felicity to help Helena. Felicity’s sister, JEMIMA CORTEZ is sent to Sherborne to discover what William is to Ernest and if he is going to be a threat to Felicity.
Jemima, while going through the motions to keep Felicity happy, falls in love with Ben. During a phone call with her uncle, ALEXANDER CORTEZ, a home office minister, discovers Ben’s uncle Jonas and father Ernest had been killed with Cortez cocaine. Disgusted with her family’s involvement in drugs trade, she joins, William, Annabel and Ben in stopping her sister.
Felicity refuses to acknowledge the voices in her head are her grandfather until a startling demonstration convinces her. Helena wants Felicity to ruin the Home Secretary, returning the favour from generations before and for this she is told she can have anything. Felicity wants to meet the devil and when she does offers to provide him with the offspring he has never had on earth. The start of a dynasty.
Jonas’s diaries, Jemima’s inside knowledge and Ben’s genius with a computer provide them with evidence of a massive Cortez cocaine smuggling operation that has been going on for decades. As they get closer to accumulating enough evidence to stop Felicity, Charles and Helena apply pressure to William by kidnapping Annabel, attempting to murder Jemima and framing Ben as a terrorist attempting to blow up Parliament.
Juanita and Ernest have a final showdown with Helena and Charles in the skies over Southampton, while William, Annabel, Ben and Jemima direct the authorities to the ships they believe are carrying the cocaine. When the customs officials find nothing, Ben realises Felicity is smarter than they had thought and the cocaine is disguised as bottled water from the Amazon in a different ship. Felicity, now carrying the devil’s child, has been sent to safety in Colombia, where she assumes control of the cartel supplying the cocaine. Helena and Charles are banished back to hell and Ernest is free to continue to heaven. He decides to remain in limbo to help his son’s overcome the new threat of Felicity and her satanic children.

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Forever Christmas

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When Anna Meyers purchases the home that her late mother grew up in, she’s determined to prove her independence to herself and to her well-meaning father and brother. She’s been lovingly sheltered and protected for all of her 26 years but now she just wants to live her life- on her own terms.

Sam Gardner hadn’t given much thought to who would move next door to his small Angel’s Lake bungalow. Once his neighbor arrived however, he could think of nothing and no one else. When Anna makes it clear that she’s not interested in having a man around, he invents a girlfriend to put her at ease.

Thinking that Sam has a girlfriend makes it easier for Anna to be herself and open the door to friendship. He frustrates her, makes her laugh, and challenges her but he never tries to step on her independence. The more time they spend together, the more she realizes that whoever has Sam’s heart is a lucky girl.

The only girl that has Sam’s heart is Anna but there’s no way he can tell her this when he started this friendship on a lie. Things take a turn for the worse when Anna mistakes a nightmare client as Sam’s fiancée.

Anna came to Minnesota to fight for her independence but she ends up fighting for much more

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The Duet by Jennifer D’Angelo

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Izzy Delaney is sharp-tongued and quick-witted, with an unapologetic style of her very own. She is certain that she is destined for great things; if only she could hold down a job for more than a couple of weeks. Whether it’s her blue hair or her inability to conform to polite convention, Izzy can’t seem to find her niche.

Jay Archer is moody and introspective, and most definitely not a member of the Izzy Delaney fan club. In fact, Izzy can’t remember hearing him utter a complete sentence to her in… well, forever. He prefers to fade into the background and observe life from a safe distance.

Despite living in the same apartment and sharing a best friend, these polar opposites barely tolerate one another.

Until a chance encounter on stage changes everything.

A song written but never meant to be heard, a video accidentally gone viral, and an unthinkable tragedy. How can a bond so fragile be expected to stand up against the domino effect of The Duet?

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The Unorthodox Arrival of Pumpkin Allan

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An uplifting and moving story of an urbanite couple’s move to an unexpectedly quirky country hamlet.

Tom falls off his mountain bike three days before buying their cottage, leaving a pregnant Lois and her close friend to collect the keys. The horrors that greet them have Lois sick with worry that she should never have persuaded Tom to leave London. But as they settle into their new community, Lois uncovers a wonderfully eclectic mix of friends, enemies, crooks and eccentrics whose strength of character astound her.

Lois and Tom’s rapid series of major life events culminates in high drama, with their wedding and the birth of the baby in very quick succession and a melodramatic twist, as uninvited guests arrive at the home delivery.

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Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas by Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

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About Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas by Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

Attention women who love Christmas: If you’re feeling less-than-jolly this year, then this is the book for you! Order a copy and get the Kindle download for just 99 cents more!

Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas isn’t for those who aspire to be Martha Stewart or Mother Teresa, but for all women who fall somewhere in between. Enjoy the holidays with your mind, heart and soul intact. Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas’s simple formula combines daily reflections with space to write gratitude and to-do lists. You’ll relate to every page, and rediscover the holy in your holidays! Here’s what just a few readers have to say: “It saved my Christmas!” – Connie. “I liked the fact that the daily reflections were short and not overwhelming as it would be so easy to say ‘I don’t have time.'” – Marilyn. “This little book is so packed full of insight and reminders that it should be in the hands of every busy, holiday-stressed mom! It is a lovely, gentle reminder about the importance of relaxing and actually ENJOYING the holiday season. It is my new favorite hostess gift to bring anytime – because Christmas is always ‘just around the corner’!” – Renee

Someone you know needs to read this book, and you do, too! Buy a hardback edition on Amazon and get the Kindle edition for only 99 cents more. Make this year’s Christmas season a blessing, not a headache, for you and someone you love with Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas!

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Marijuana Business: How to Open and Successfully Run a Marijuana Dispensary and Grow Facility

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How to open and successful run a Marijuana dispensary and grow facility

Finally, a book that helps entrepreneurs young and old on their journey of finding the “American Dream.” Is this the new Gold Rush? Will people want to get involved with this industry? What are the potential for earnings . . . millions? Billions? As more states agree to the sale of marijuana, the opportunity to open dispensaries and/or grow facilities will continue to rise. Over the last two decades, large corporations like Monsanto, a sustainable agricultural company, have bought up hundreds of family farms and turned their food harvests into huge profits. It is not a stretch to envision the same tactics being applied to the marijuana industry. The opportunity is here, and it’s real, and the possibilities are endless.

This book is a step-by-step guide to help you be on the winning side of this Green Rush.

The “Marijuana Business” book leaves no stone unturned. This book will teach you what others have yet to learn. Jeff Grissler will put you on the fast track to success in the marijuana business. The American dream is still possible. Your journey starts here…

• Visualize, dream, plan and organize your new business venture

• Assess and pick the right locations

• Select your legal and financial teams

• Navigate through the entire legal process

• Find the money or capital that you will need to finance your new business venture

• Learn how to put a business plan together

• Design a dispensary and grow facility

• Learn how to grow marijuana

• Hire the right staff for your business

• Learn about Air tight Security

• And, everything else you will need to own and operate a profitable marijuana business

Marijuana Business enables you to be sure you don’t forget any details. With this book you will have laid the groundwork, from start to finish, for eliminating the mistakes others have made, preventing unforeseen problems, and running a successful marijuana business.

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War Party

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A terrorist plot is underway on American soil. There are clues but the FBI remains several steps behind the sleeper cell. A determined journalist has clues too but can’t zero in on what or where the terrorists will strike. The only one who knows what is about to happen is a Native American high school boy who saw it in a vision. Who will believe him? What can he do?

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Through The Gates by Alan Hardy

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A time-travel novel like no other time-travel novel you’ve ever read! Mark discovers secret upon secret in his mysterious garden, and finds himself slowly but surely drawn back into the days of the Second World War, with its life and death struggle and sense of constant danger and excitement. He is pulled further and further back into the folds and sleeves of time, and becomes intricately involved in the outcome of the war. Does it even fall on him to decide the course of history? Can he change the past? Can he obliterate, or save whole worlds? Is there buried gold bullion to be unearthed in his garden? What is the role of the ageing vamp, Emma, who enters his life? And Mary, his ex-wife, who re-enters his life at the same time? And, most poignantly of all, who is the beautiful, young woman he remembers meeting so many years ago at infant school who spoke to him of a time they would meet again? Mark has never been able to forget her, and sets out on a perilous voyage back in time to find her.

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Real Santa by William Hazelgrove

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“This could have been played as an out-and-out slapstick comedy, but instead the author approaches the story like a character study: a portrait of a man with the best intentions in the world watching those intentions collide with reality. It’s a steamroller of a story, starting small, with George’s idea, and getting bigger and bigger as George tries to put the elements together, as his obsession takes him further and further away from reality. Beautifully done.”
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“This heartwarming and humorous Christmas story shows the determination of one man to bring magic to his daughter’s childhood.”
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Best-selling author Hazelgrove (e.g., Ripples; Tobacco Sticks) captures the human need to believe in something good. His mixed bag of characters can all trace their adult personae to their loss of Santa and how they adapted to the news. This book will satisfy readers looking for a happy Christmas story.–Library Journal

George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughters belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa.

He devises a plan to land nine reindeer on his roof and go down his chimmney, hiring a broken down movie director who eventually has him funding a full scale production that bankrupts him and and threatens his marriage. When George goes to find the “Real Santa” to help him, the line between what is real and magic is crossed.

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Stormring (Zero Point Light, Book 1)

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Hauled out of hiberstasis Mick and friends make two unwelcome discoveries: their ARC-4 starship runabout is hugely off course, and their fuel reserves are nearly depleted. Thus not only do they lack the means to exit this system, they’re effectively locked in orbit above Nebura. Staying onboard means slow death, so they reluctantly take the shuttle down to the surface, where things have got to be better. No?

Alas, no. Things are coming apart onworld as well – the planet is succumbing to a virulent environmental stilling. Fleeing to the only safe place left means crossing a world-encircling, lightning-filled wall of storms – the stormring. And given the presence of a megalomanical Siqdori out for revenge, the ring of storms will be the least of their worries …

“Stormring” is the first book in the high-concept “Zero Point Light” series, promising a roller-coaster ride of nasty shocks, hair-raising escapes, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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Ghosts

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John Milton is a ghost.

He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty’s most wanted fugitive – an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills. So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expected to bail him out was a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service.

Milton is blackmailed into finding his predecessor as Number One. But she’s a ghost, too, and just as dangerous as him.

He finds himself in deep trouble, playing the Russians against the British in a desperate attempt to save the life of his oldest friend.

Some ghosts are better left alone. But these two have been disturbed and now there’s going to be hell to pay.

This, the fifth book in the best-selling John Milton series, is his most action-packed adventure yet. Read about the damaged hero that reviewers are describing as ‘the English Jack Reacher.’

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Murder with Sarcastic Intent

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“Filled with sharp prose and snappy one-liners.” IndieReader.com

In the follow-up to the international bestselling novel DEATH BY SARCASM, Los Angeles based private investigator Mary Cooper is hired to track down a missing child.

The case quickly leads her into the seedy underworld of Los Angeles’ pornography industry where Mary’s on again off again boyfriend Jake Cornell has been working undercover for the LAPD.

As Mary investigates, she soon uncovers a world in which no one is who they claim to be. Armed with her .45 and a heavily sarcastic wit, Mary vows to rescue her client’s daughter and bring her captors to justice.

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The New Wizards

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Electro-magnetic fields have permeated our world, bombarding us from orbiting satellites, wriggling into our brains with micro-waves and cellphone radiation, unseen and unavoidable. Everyday generations are born bathed in waves of radiation that, less than a century ago, did not even exist.

We were told the waves were harmless.

Daniel … had no tolerance for electro-magnetic radiation, suffering crippling effects at the hands of waves he could not escape. But he would have to learn control, if he were to confront the terror that haunted his nightmares.

Grace and Roy … existed under the radar for years, scraping by on their gifts, with an eye back over their shoulders. When the terror found them, would they choose friendship … or survival?

Janelle and Jolene … sisters caught between the world of the mutants and the world of their own. The terror could split them apart … or drive them into the arms of the unknown.

Darlee … would face the terror head on. But was this orphaned child a harbinger of the New Humanity … or was she a force more fearsome than the terror itself?

When Evolution becomes a radioactive Revolution, on which side will you stand?

Science fiction and horror come together in this newest creation from the visionary mind that brought you “Viral House” and “Dead Willow”.

Choose your side, but don’t wait too long. The New Wizards are here!

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314

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Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

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The Ohana

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A child is dying. Her life depends on an explosive secret her grandmother has kept from their Ohana (family). As Mary Han wrestles with the toxic revelations, she must finally face the past she fought so hard to forget. A secret that opens windows to an emotionally powerful saga that reveals three generations of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic Asian and Irish families.

Shadowy pasts, buried resentments, and painful memories converge into a melting pot of assumptions and potentially violent confrontations when the immigrants meet in the sugar cane fields of Kohala, Hawaii where a savage, unthinkable crime and a failed strike draw the three families together in an uneasy alliance.

From the young Korean, Han Chaul Roong, who murders the hated Japanese invaders who kidnap his sister and force her into prostitution, to the Japanese aristocrat Kazuko who abandons her life of wealth and privilege to live in poverty with the servant she loves, the Asians came to work the brutal cane fields of Hawaii under Patrick O’Malley, a refugee from the Irish famine who sailed on a coffin ship to the gang-infested streets of Boston and ended up in Hawaii after the bloody Civil War.

Sean Duffy, Patrick’s nephew, climbs out of Boston’s slums to the top of Hawaiian society by way of a loveless marriage to the sister of the woman he loves. Kazuko’s beautiful daughter Mariko lives as a social outcaste in the whorehouses of Honolulu. Chaul Roong’s son, George Han, the ruthless mob boss of the first Korean syndicate, builds an empire while hiding his love for his brother’s wife.

Played out on a stage set by the Great Depression, WW II, the Vietnam war, and the emergence of the Hawaiian mafia, the colliding worlds of the immigrants and their American-born children and grandchildren come to a head when an entire generation protest the Vietnam war and revolt against traditional values.

Now the families must put aside their lifetime prejudices and grudges to save a young girl. Will their Ohanas survive the startling truth behind the lies?

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Howard by Johnny Bowl

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High school freshman Howard exhibits an eccentric and aggressive behavior that appears to be a simple plea for social acceptance, however the reality behind his motivations may, in fact, be frighteningly more bizarre.
Once Howard’s actions finally result in an aversion of him by his classmates, he finds both his mind and his world fully torn from the custody of reality. With the entire school a potential threat to his last ties with sanity, Howard turns to an inhuman power that is as destructive to his own self as it is to others. It is the power to push his physical strength beyond its limits, allowing him to literally tear apart those who irritate him. However, his classmates are not the only ones in danger, as his power causes his own body to slowly break apart.

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Little Miss Straight Lace

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When a dedicated researcher learns too much about her client’s new drug, the horrors from her past seem destined to return. Just as her life begins to spin out of control, a dashing computer security expert arrives from South America and seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival just the happy coincidence it seems? Find out in this series of mystery romance novels that take the reader on a roller coaster ride of murder, mayhem, sex, and drugs—of the pharmaceutical variety, of course—until the very last page.

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The Heart of Hannen; Book I in The Atriian Trilogy by Fawn Bonning

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The Heart of Hannen is an epic tale of dark fantasy, erotic romance, and horror. It was recently awarded Runner-Up in the 2014 New York Book Festival under the category of romance.

Christine’s life has gone horribly awry. She believes she knows the true meaning of loneliness and shame. . .until destiny drags her to a different world.

Hannen has been horribly mauled. And not only his face. He believes his heart to be mangled beyond mending. . .until destiny delivers Christine to his path.

Can their love survive, or does destiny have different brutal plans?

**Mature subject matter**

**Warning – Enter Atriia at your own risk, but beware, it is not for the faint of heart. If you do decide to brave your way within, you will need the aid of the dictionary located at the back of the book.

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Broken City by D.D. Chant

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Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.

Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems…

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CRIME SPREE

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CRIME SPREE BOX SET:

Three stand-alone, full-length thrillers from the bestselling author of MALICIOUS and STARK WARNING.

*Red Blitz

*Brutal Revenge

*Arctic Blood

A deadly dose of terrorism, murder and non–stop action.

BOOK ONE – RED BLITZ

The world’s most beautiful city is about to be destroyed. Dozens of bombs have been hidden throughout Venice by a terrorist who is found dead. As the bombs start to explode, and thousands flee to the mainland, the police launch a desperate bid to save the city – and solve the mystery of what lies behind the attack.
BOOK TWO – BRUTAL REVENGE

The inhabitants of a tiny island off the coast of Scotland harbour a guilty secret – they’ve recovered a hoard of treasure from an ancient wreck. But four unscrupulous villains from the mainland find out about the treasure and set out to steal it one stormy night. What follows is a nightmare of brutality and revenge.
BOOK THREE – ARCTIC BLOOD

What seems like a routine assignment for charter pilot John Preston turns out to be anything but. He’s suddenly drawn into a nightmare world of intrigue and violence. It begins in a remote corner of Greenland’s treacherous east coast when a man’s mutilated body is found among the ice floes. From then on the action is fast and furious and Preston becomes the desperate quarry of a band of ruthless killers.

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Serenity’s Song by Lynn Landes

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The power lives and breathes, floating above the sky as the Northern Lights. Inside the lights are the people who protect its secrets. The Saint draws on this power and uses it to bring peace, lighten the sorrow of those in this land and bring spread joy. In order to balance the gifts of immortality and magic, a guardian is chosen to join the Saint.

“There is a legend of the Winter Queen. It tells of a time when the guardian will fall. A Queen will rise gifted with power mighty enough to protect both worlds. Her role is to ensure the safety of the Saint and if necessary his children, until they come of age and choose a new guardian.” Nicks deep voice resonates inside her soul.
“You have been chosen, Serenity.”

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The Path to the Paleo Diet by Anne Arther

About The Path to the Paleo Diet by Anne Arther:

WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
I’ve had a bad year or two, health wise and then a couple of months ago, my doctor announced I now had Type Two Diabetes!
Something had to be done, and quickly. I started to research all the popular and not-so-popular diets that the healthy people I know follow.
I quickly realized that what I needed was not so much a new diet as a new way of eating, a healthy new way of eating! A regimen I could live with, day in, day out, for the rest of my life. A way of eating that I could follow as I travel the globe pursuing my writing career.
I know a couple who used to be fat and out of shape, too tired to do much but go to work and collapse in front of the television once they got home and had dinner. But now, now they’re the picture of health, no longer obese, full of energy and vitality. They have all the vim, vigor and vitality they need to live a very active, fulfilled, exciting life.
I asked, no, demanded, to know their secret. They smiled at each other and told me.

That secret is The Paleo Diet, and now I’m on the road to being as fit and sassy as they are…and oh, yes…my blood sugar is already back to normal.

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Mindguard by Andrei Cherascu

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Called out of semi-retirement, the telepath and Mindguard Sheldon Ayers is tasked with protecting an information package located inside the mind of a young woman who claims the knowledge she holds is vital to the future of mankind. Sheldon and his team must help her cross the most dangerous territory in the man-inhabited universe – the Djago Desert.

Hunted by the Enforcement Unit – the all-powerful Military arm of the Interstellar Federation of Common Origin – Sheldon’s team must fight to keep the carrier alive and guard the integrity of her mind. But nobody suspects that Sheldon also has a dark secret, and it could end up changing the fate of the mission.

What the press is saying:

Scifi365.net: “Careful, intricate plot lines reminiscent of Greg Bear combine with characters whose fates you will care about – no matter their motivation. This is the type of novel that you might find in an independent bookstore with ‘Staff Recommendation’ and a hand-written review. One for all Science Fiction fans.”

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The Pack Rules 1: Chosen by the Alpha by Michele Bardsley

TPR_1ChosenAbout The Pack Rules 1: Chosen by the Alpha by Michele Bardsley:

Every 20 years, the Shadow Pack arrives in the small desert community of Bleed City, Nevada. To honor the pact made 150 years ago with the werewolves, the town offers up their eldest daughters for the Choosing–a ceremony where the shifters pick their virgin brides.

Like most werewolf packs, the Shadows need human females for mating and breeding so they can replenish their werewolf bloodlines. Arabelle Winton considers the entire process somewhat barbaric, but as the oldest female in her family, she must take her place among the other women.

What she doesn’t expect is to catch the interest of Alpha Greyson Burke. When he chooses her for his mate, he shows her the true meaning of passion–and opens the door into a sensuous world she’s more than willing to explore with him.

Yes, Grey can have her body any way he wants… but Belle will never give her heart to a werewolf.

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The Great Brownie Taste-off: (The Yolanda’s Yummery Series, Book 1)

yolanda1aMEDAbout The Great Brownie Taste-off: (The Yolanda’s Yummery Series, Book 1):

Yolanda Carter comes from a family of artisans and lives in her deceased grandparent’s cottage in Sherman Oaks, California. She works at a small cat shelter but dreams of owning a bakery. Her friend from high school, Teagan Mishkin, knows that Yolanda needs money and suggests better paying work as a cocktail waitress. The interview takes an unexpected turn and she stumbles across a scheme to close down the cat shelter.

The plan Yolanda concocts may be the only way to save the shelter. Helped by her parents, coworkers and friends, a rising young blogger also takes an interest in her plight. Will she bake the best brownies of her life?

BONUS ~ Includes the winning brownie recipe!

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