Free cooking, food and wine Kindle books for 14 May 12

Dear Coca-Cola

Dear Coca-Cola

by Terry Ravenscroft

OVER 50,000 COPIES SOLD IN EBOOK AND PAPERBACK!

Since it was published in May 2011 Dear Coca-Cola has received 33 x 5 Star Amazon Customer Reviews. Following are extracts from just three of them –

Colette – Funny, funny, funny. Thanks to this book all the people who were on the same plane as me think I’m a fruitcake as I sat giggling and laughing to myself non-stop. I just didn’t want it to end.

Daisy – I had already read and enjoyed Terry Ravenscroft’s Dear Air 2000 so I was really looking forward to this. I was not disappointed. Magnificent. And Mr Ravenscroft has another eight books on Kindle that I have still to read. Can’t wait.

Lee Sylvester – Do not read this book whilst holding a cold drink, a hot partner or anything squeezable. The genius of this man’s writing is a beautiful thing to read, dry, sharply observed and above all cheap as chips on kindle downloads.

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Putting pen to paper with hilarious results, in Dear Coca-Cola Terry Ravenscroft homes in on the Food & Drink industry. Household names such as Heinz, Ryvita, Tesco, Cadburys and of course the Coca-Cola Company are the targets for his entertaining epistles, resulting in a laugh-out-loud letters book with a difference. And you don’t want to know what he asks Jacob’s Biscuits for! But you will when you’ve read his letters to them.
You will never look at the contents of your fridge or kitchen cupboards in the same way again.

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Another review extracts –

Chocolady – What an excellent book….it had me laughing out loud from the beginning. I challenge anyone to buy this book and keep on reading until the end before putting it down. I now have all the other books by Terry and each one is just as funny as the previous book.

Give your chuckle muscles a favour and treat them to a copy of Dear Coca-Cola.

Note. Much of this book was published in paperback under the title Dear Customer Services.



Weekend Homesteader: July

Weekend Homesteader: July

by Anna Hess

If May on the homestead is about planting and June is about weeding, July is all about eating. This month’s edition of Weekend Homesteader brings you back to the garden as you learn to make soup, freeze the bounty, and keep the weeds under control with mulch. Meanwhile, you’ll continue on your path to financial independence with a quick course on budgeting.

For those of you who are new to the Weekend Homesteader, this monthly ebook series walks you through fun projects that introduce growing your own food, cooking the bounty, preparing for emergency power outages, and achieving financial independence.



RV Cooking Cookbook

RV Cooking Cookbook

by Gooseberry Patch

Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite road-trip recipes! In Gooseberry Patch RV Cooking you’ll find delicious dishes for coast-to-coast dining that are easy to fix in your RV’s kitchen. Enjoy Cape Cod Clam Chowder for a simple lunch and One-Pot Spaghetti for supper, with Mozzarella & Ripe Tomato Salad to savor the bounty of a local farmers’ market. Gather new friends for Omelets in a Bag or Midwestern Shredded Chicken sandwiches…sit down together for a chat over coffee and a slice of No-Bother, No-Bake Cheesecake!



Heal with Food

Heal with Food

by S Shana

A lovely book with healing foods and herbs such as –
Fennel – aids appetite and digestion
Garlic – immune system, lowers cholesterol
Ginger – aids motion sickness and immune system.
and how to heal ailments with which foods



25 High Quality Recipes for Lasagna

25 High Quality Recipes for Lasagna

by Kassy Kat Kwong

25 High Quality Recipes for Lasagna is a collection of 25 high quality original recipes written by Kassy Kat Kwong. All recipes are already tested in Kassy’s own kitchen! If you are looking for real and unbelievably delicious Lasagna recipes, look no further! Download this ebook of the 25 top recipes for Lasagna!



Family Favorite Desserts

Family Favorite Desserts

by Sarah J. Larson

Are you looking for dessert recipes that you can be confident your family and friends will enjoy?
Family Favorite Desserts contains recipes that have common ingredients and have been met with strong approval from the most critical of judges – spouse and kids.
Most of the recipes have stood the test of time to become classics and some are in the “most requested” category in our home.
Some recipes are quick and easy, others take time.
Fruit, puddings, cobblers, and more; no matter what you are looking for, you will be sure to find at least some that will become favorites in your family too!



Fast Delicious and Entertaining : Easy and Fabulous Recipes

Fast Delicious and Entertaining : Easy and Fabulous Recipes

by A Crew

Entertaining at Home

Entertaining has become quite expensive over the past few years. Taking your friends out to your favorite restaurant now costs a couple hundred dollars. For many of us, this way of entertaining is too expensive.

The good news is that with a little preparation, houseguests don’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Here are strategies to help you budget for your houseguests:



THE VOBKA RECIPES

THE VOBKA RECIPES

by chasit

Vodka is alcohol it will consist primarily of water and applying cream based flavorings and tharaffik of fake vodka made by distillation of fermented substances such as grains or potatoes that are sometimes sugar or fruit

Vodkas prepared traditionally with alcoholic content by volume of 38%. Today Belarus Poland Russia and Lithuanian vodkas Ukraininan as standard 40% by volume of alcohol (ABV) or 80 proof European Union has created at least 37.5% ABV for any “European vodka.” Rename as well. Products sold as vodka alcoholic content in the United States to have 40% or more Homemade distilled vodkas and a drink called “moonshine” see moonshine by country.

Vodka traditionally drunk neat vodka belt countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea around it is also commonly used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as Bloody Mary. Sex on the beach consists of screwdriver Moscow Russia black and White Russia. Vodka tonic and martini vodka

A gathering of formula in mixing Vodka For banquet or otherwise elect in each agenda to the mix, it is easy to do and easy to blend it out. provide a taste of Vodka to drink eat, have different tastes.



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Six Cats In My Kitchen

Six Cats In My Kitchen

by Lyn Horner

As I say on the first page, very first line, this is not a “cute kitty” book. I started out to create just that, but my cast of characters swiftly dug in their claws, insisting I tell their true story. Consequently, this comedy/drama turned out to be a very personal memoir. Six special cats are still the headline-grabbing stars of the show, but their human companions (my family) fill pivotal supporting roles.

ISubjects touched upon include grieving the loss of human and four-footed loved ones, moving cross-country with kids and pets, and living with a disabling genetic illness. I have tried to lighten the heavy stuff with smatterings of humor, but you still might want a tissue or two.

Most of all, this is a love story about the deep, unbreakable bonds I have shared with my adopted feline children.



Shenandoah Watercolors

Shenandoah Watercolors

by Beth Trissel

Author/farm wife Beth Trissel shares the joys and challenges of rural life on her family’s small farm located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Journey with her through the seasons on the farm, owned by her family since the 1930’s, and savor the richness of her cherished gardens and beloved valley. This journal is a poignant, often humorous, sometimes sad glimpse into a vanishing way of life for anyone who loves or yearns for the country and even those who don’t.



What is Love?

What is Love?

by Christopher Pinckley

In her book Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert busted the door wide open on what it really means to love deeply. By walking away from what, on the outside, looked like the perfect life she gave women (and men) all over the world an empowered view of how important it is to love fully in every moment.

What is love?

According to Google, 185,000,000 people all around the world type in this question while searching for the meaning of love every single month.

That’s a lot of people?

Why though, why do so many people want to know the answer?

The reason is because we are waking up to A New Earth and a new way of loving and living. We are becoming less mind driven and more heart centered.

Another way of saying this is that we are less motivated by gains and more motivated by what feels right.

If you have been wondering:
-Is it ok for me to want to be with the person that I love?
-Is it ok for me to get out of a relationship that I am not happy with?
-Is it ok for me to want to be with who I want to be with?
-Why can’t I seem to find a loving relationship that works for me?
-Why does it hurt to love someone so much?
-How can I make this relationship work for me?
-Is it ok for me to want to get a divorce after so many years of being in the same relationship?
-Do I have to do what my family wants or is it ok for me to want what I want?

Then I suggest that you read this book.

We need to throw out the old book on ‘Love’ because it is packed full of limiting beliefs created by men who wanted to wield power. Instead, there is a new paradigm and a new way of looking at love; one of freedom and empowerment and joy.

Love doesn’t need to be this heavy duty, taboo subject with so many ‘shoulds’ and ‘shouldnt’s in it.

Love is freedom, joy, happiness, and abundance.

I invite you to read this book and change the way you look at love forever!

If you enjoy it, tell a friend, leave a review, stop by my blog, become part of the community! 🙂

(Also recommended is The Help by Kathryn Stockett)



Crossroads: 1969 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

Crossroads: 1969 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

by John W. Cassell

The year is 1969… a time when the youth of America is standing up to its elder rulers, when minorities are demanding their fair share of the American pie. A time when an eternal war fought for misbegotten motives and fueled by a continuous stream of some of the most outrageous lies ever fed to a people by its leadership over the previous eight years continues to gut an entire generation. A time when the old values, the old expectations, the old imperatives are knocked flat.

Seen through the eyes of 21 year old college senior John Cassell, always out of money and soon to be out of college, it is a saga of coming of age at a time when the younger generation accepted very little of the old yardsticks and Thou-Shalt-Nots which traditionally helped that process along.

Based on a true story, and the stories of others, the book follows the young man into the year 1969 as he struggles with the decisions expected of him by elders and demanded of him by life.



Odyssey: 1970 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

Odyssey: 1970 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

by John W. Cassell

Odyssey:1970 is the story of a young man’s life on the road during one of the pivotal years in modern American history. The sequel to Crossroads: 1969, it picks up with the story of John Cassell, a twenty-two year old college graduate, just returned from Europe and North Africa. Miraculously freed from the Vietnam War by a high draft lottery number in December of 1969, he decides to devote the year 1970 to exploring his own country? to enjoy being young? to revel in the life of the Counterculture before the War Machine comes for him in 1971. The long, uncertain hitchhike between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Berkeley, California becomes as familiar as the way to work. The freaks, gunrunners, revolutionaries and fugitives who haunt its many miles become family. His year of exploration is shortly transformed into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a rogue Albuquerque cop, Robert Dugan, a man maimed in mind, body and spirit by his Vietnam War service. Based in part upon a true story.



Displaced

Displaced

by Andy Evans

From coal miner to author

West Yorkshire native re-discovers his roots in the former Yugoslavia

Born into the coal-mining industry, Andy Evans spent his childhood dreaming of another place, one not blackened by industry, but green and pure, the land his grandfather, Maksim Culumovic, had once called home.

Maksim was a â??Displaced Person’. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, he had left his country of birth during the bitter fighting of World War II, where, in 1941, he had survived a brutal attack on his village that had left his neighbours, friends and the majority of his family ruthlessly slaughtered. The once peaceful community he had fought so hard to protect was destroyed in one single despicable act.

Following the horror of that day, he had left what remained of his family, including his older brother, Ostoja, his friends and everything he had ever known and after time spent in resettlement camps in Germany and Italy, Featherstone became his new home.

Like most of West Yorkshire, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax had become home to â??alien’ communities, encouraged over by a western power that had suffered heavy casualties in the war and needed a new workforce to run the heavy industry at home.

For the next 40 years, Maksim worked hard and built himself a new life, far away from the one he had started with. The shadow of his past hung over him, but he remained silent on the subject.

When he died in 1988 aged 79, it was his grandson, Andy, who set out to find the past, so well hidden to both family and friends that it would take a twenty-year search to uncover the truth.

Displaced is a joint work between Andy, and his Bosnian cousin Vesna Kovac, granddaughter of Ostoja, bought together finally to show both sides of this emotional story. The hardships of the coalmine and a heartbroken grandchild are bought into sharp contrast with a young woman’s trials in a post-Yugoslav civil war that would once again scar the landscape of what is now Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia.

Their stories combine to create an enthralling text and finally answer the question that Andy, now 45, has spent the last twenty years trying to discover.
Who was Maksim?



SOLDIER OF AQUARIUS: 1969-1970 [Special Legacy Edition Reprint] (N/A)

SOLDIER OF AQUARIUS: 1969-1970 [Special Legacy Edition Reprint] (N/A)

by John W. Cassell

The adventures of a young man graduating from college in 1969 and his efforts to grapple with decisions about his future at a time when the siren song of the Counterculture calls and the draft for bodies to fight the war in Vietnam looms. This is the story of those decisions and their effect on the young man. He did it all…saw much…and in the end was called upon to pay the price.

A 100% authentic story of those times written by a man who lived them. The emotions run the gamut…as do the settings and the characters.



HELL'S QUEST: 1971 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

HELL’S QUEST: 1971 (Cassell Faction Trilogy)

by John W. Cassell

A young man gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in wealth and comfort when an old lady he befriended gives him $10million worth of diamonds as she lies dying at Atlantic City Hospital. I n turning the dream into reality he encounters a young woman who can do it all for him, yet as time goes by he learns she is not at all what she riginally appears to be.

Organized crime, a quadruple murder, a love rival and a bloody North African insurrection all intervene to try to stop the young couple from realizing their dream. This is the story of that struggle, the mysteries that surround it and the lessons of life learned along the way.

Written from true life experiences and a vivid imagination, this storytelling epic will keep you enthralled from start to finish.



Not Like My Mother:Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family by Irene Tomkinson, MSW

Not Like My Mother:Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family by Irene Tomkinson, MSW

by MSW Irene Tomkinson

“Not Like My Mother  This book is a gift for anyone who has ever said,
 
 “I am NOT going to raise my kids the way I was raised!!”
 
If you are trying to be the parent you always wanted and didn’t get, Irene will teach you why it is more effective that you be the parent your children need – not the one you needed. How to separate what belongs to your history and what belongs in your present life is some of the rich, practical advice you will take away from  Not Like My Mother.
 
In the early distribution of Not Like My Mother readers reported they couldn’t put the book down. It reads like a compelling novel with a human and spiritual insight that makes you feel a part of the conversation.
 
YOU WILL WANT THIS BOOK FOR ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!!”



The Devil and The Deep Blue (The Haunting of Miles Rouse)

The Devil and The Deep Blue (The Haunting of Miles Rouse)

by Tony Craze

The Haunting of Miles Rouse, a fictionalized biography, is published in three volumes, Across a Wasteland, The Devil and The Deep Blue, and Sparks through The Stubble. The three volumes trace an entire life haunted by an absent father and an abandoned urchin awaiting his father’s return.

The Devil and The Deep Blue, volume 2, continues the story of Miles Rouse as he ditches his great opus, ‘Torture Road’, marries, and moves unbelievably into fatherhood himself – only to find that even the bliss of home is subverted and overturned by that same haunting call of the urchin still awaiting his father. Home for Miles may only ever be the bleak hinterland of his childhood from which there is no escape.

Endeavouring to quiet the urchin’s calls, Miles pursues a lead to the madman who has dogged him since childhood and whom he suspects is implicated in his father’s disappearance. When the lead casts doubt on his paternity he hesitates in following up – only to find himself back with the wailing urchin.

Normality it seems is to be in a state of painful wanting, but if this drives Miles to abandon even his marriage, can he really also let go the children he so needs to father?



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Solemnly Swear

Solemnly Swear

by Joe Porrazzo

After a career of excitement and danger, former U.S. Air Force special agent Alex Porter retires and looks forward to leading a quiet and simple civilian life. But when he comes upon an accident turned crime scene involving New England mafia don Vince Vionelli, Porter lands in serious hot water.

Vionelli is charged with murder, and Porter is the U.S. Justice Department’s star witness against the crime boss. With the trial just days away, Vionelli’s son terrorizes Porter, forcing Porter to choose between testifying against the mob and saving his own and his daughter’s lives. But when other, even more deadly threats begin surfacing, Porter suspects there’s yet another player in this ruthless gameâ??one who wants him eliminated no matter what.

Full of danger, deceit, and revenge, Solemnly Swear is an action-packed suspense thriller that explores the fragile balance between justice and self-preservation

“Joe Porrazzo’s debut novel is an accomplished first effort. Solemnly Swear takes the reader on an exciting, top-down and pedal-to-the-metal ride in a Mercedes SLâ?¦and the story flows effortlessly toward its excellent ending. Joe Porrazzo has clearly written what he knows best. The author is a retired U. S. Air Force officer and the experience shows clearly in the composition of Solemnly Swear. The editing of Solemnly Swear is up in the stratosphere with the best. Although I love the taut editing, Joe Porrazzo’s compositional style could easily have retained my interest through twice the page count. Solemnly Swear is a very technically competent book, certainly professional enough to sit with its peers on the Barnes and Noble shelf.

I know what you’re thinking at this point: Come on, Mr. Nitpicky Book Critic, drop the other shoe. Surprise! The second shoe boots Solemnly Swear into the five-star bracket! As Alex Porter begins to defog his brain and take the offensive against his mobile captors, the author picks up the pace and heads for the goal lineâ?¦the final chapters and the ending are five-star-excitement quality! Don’t you dare pick up this book and begin reading in the middle, particularly toward the end! You will seriously regret spoiling the story for yourself.” “When Joe Porrazzo whips out the plot twists from Alex Porter’s brain, Solemnly Swear kicks some serious butt.” -Floyd M. Orr, Author of Timeline of America

“Solemnly Swear is Joe Porrazzo’s first, in hopefully a long line, of suspense novels.
Mr. Porrazzo’s portrayal of the lead character Alex Porter gives the reader an instant connection with Porter’s well-developed and believable military personality. The reader bonds with Alex, a trustworthy and incorruptible friend, and Porrazzo gives us more than enough reasons to care about what happens to him. Alex is a former U.S. Air Force special agent whose retired life isn’t far removed from the dangers of his previous life as an American soldier. Riddled with guilt over the untimely death of his wife, troubled by nightmares associated with witnessing a grizzly crime scene involving a powerful mafia boss, and struggling with the obstacles of fatherhood, still Alex stands strong and resilient against the pressures of the untouchable antagonist; mobster Vince Vionelli.

Mr. Porrazzo’s thought-provoking storyline draws the reader in with one of the most impossible dilemmas a person (fictional or otherwise) can ever find themselves in – doing what’s morally right no matter what the cost – or protecting oneself and the ones we love. The narration is smooth and easy to read. The dialogue is refreshingly realistic. And each chapter ends with just enough enticement to make the novel impossible to put down.

If you’re in the mood for a good mystery/thriller, I highly recommend, Joe Porrazzo’s â??Solemnly Swear’. The plot is unique â?¦ the pace is fast â?¦ the direction is unpredictable â?¦ and the final pages are shocking. What a great book with which to spend a weekend!” -Claudia Pemberton, Author of Love Leaves No One Behind



Through Her Eyes

Through Her Eyes

by Krystol

Melanie Woodard, a young girl who has been one heck of a ride. Being abused as a child, going through failed relationship to the next, having a drug abused mother, what else can Melanie take? Will she get her happy ending that she deserves? Come follow Melanie’s journey as she shows you her life Through Her Eyes.



How To Cheat At Cartoon Portraits

How To Cheat At Cartoon Portraits

by Alan Taylor

A “Cartoon Portrait” makes a wonderful gift for any occasion.
The fact you drew it yourself means people appreciate it even more.

This book walks you through exactly how YOU can create unique personalized presents for all your friends starting from just a photograph.
Don’t worry if you think you “can’t draw a straight line.”
So long as you can follow simple instructions and TRACE you’ll soon be drawing accurate and amusing cartoons that really impress people.

I’ll show you how to use FREE SOFTWARE on your computer to ensure you accurately draw the face you’re trying to as well as include references to all their hobbies, work, family, pets… to design a great picture.

Then all you need to do is trace the result onto a fresh sheet of quality paper and pop it in a frame for the most touching gift they’ve ever received.



Tiger Man: vol.6 My Treasured Memories (My Treasured Memories of Elvis)

Tiger Man: vol.6 My Treasured Memories (My Treasured Memories of Elvis)

by Judy Palmer Bendewald

Tiger Man: vol. 6 My Treasured Memories is based upon the title, “My Treasured Memories of Elvis.” Tiger Man was both the name of one of his jumpsuits and his martial arts identity. During this concert series in 1974 Elvis was preparing a documentary on martial arts. We first published the hardcover title, ISBN #978-0-9632274-1-6 in 2009; hardcover printing by Signature Book Printing. Because of the number and size of photographs, we are creating a multiple part series of ebooks.
This is Judy Palmer’s book. It is a book written by an Elvis fan for Elvis fans.So many fans want to know “What was he like?” Judy answers this question by sharing her experiences with you. From her stories I am impressed by this thought; small gestures matter. He said “Thank you” for a photograph or a scrapbook. When he could, he shared a joke or small talk with his fans. He was patient and kind. He somehow made them all feel significant. Elvis lives on today, not only because of the big moments in his career; but also that endearing quality of his character. The heart of Judy’s book is her concert photos. Many fans took countless number of photos of Elvis performing. After 1970 Judy taught herself to photograph in natural light so she wouldn’t get caught by the showroom security. She was now free from the limitations of flash photography. She always sat close to the stage. Her new skill and proximity to Elvis gave her a point of view most amateur photographers did not have. She was able to capture his mood on stage without disturbing him. Her photos were highly prized from the beginning, other fans immediately wanted copies for themselves. Judy quickly moved from trading copies to selling prints. As she attended more shows, she mailed written descriptions of what she saw and price lists for reprints. She gained a reputation as one of the finest amateur photographers of Elvis. She created a “brand name,” an identity for herself among Elvis fans.Judy chose the photographs and the stories for this book. I edited only for clarity, not for content. It is also important that she chose what not to include. Such is her desire to protect Elvis that she will not publish an image, or a story that she considers unflattering. Both Judy and I hope you enjoy this tribute to Elvis by people who loved Elvis.
I will never have what Elvis fans want, but what Judy certainly does. She met Elvis many times and has the snapshots and autographs as proof. She saw Elvis perform over sixty times and created the stunning images of him onstage. She sat ringside for the iconic “68 Comeback Special.” She was interviewed for the first complete biography of Elvis, written by Jerry Hopkins in 1970. Judy is modest and is careful to state she was not a confidant. But Elvis was very accommodating to his fans. So were Priscilla, Vernon and Vester Presley. Judy felt that she really knew Elvis and his family, for they shared so much with her. Judy never gave up her devotion to Elvis, but after he died she moved on with her life, as many of us did. She married a wonderful man named Doug and raised two children. She became an All-Star saleswoman at Nordstrom. And she kept her most precious candids and concert photos tucked away in scrapbooks, hidden at a friend’s house for safekeeping.



Man Measures Man

Man Measures Man

by David Robson

4 Males, 2 Females

Synopsis: In the waning days of the Kosovo conflict, two American doctors travel to Macedonia to offer their services to Albanian refugees. Into the chaos of the medical camp, a mysterious boy arrives, forcing the doctors to re-examine their actions and the personal ethics that guide them.

“There are enough issues in this play to keep the U.N. busy for years.”
— Philadelphia City Paper

“Wonderful and provocative”
— Trinity Rep.

“I was very impressed.”
— Philadelphia Weekly



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The Search Committee

The Search Committee

by Tim Owens

A mismatched team of seven hit the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. They don’t agree on much other than the stops at Hardee’s for coffee and a biscuit. But they stick to the call, trying to slip undetected into worship services across the Southeastâ??all in hopes of stealing a preacher for their congregation.

Each member is wrestling to balance their own busy life and personal struggles. And they’re trying to keep their issues to themselves. Forced to spend countless hours together, these very different personalities from different generations begin to bond. And their lives are profoundly changed as they love and support each other through the difficulties in each of their lives.



Elusive December

Elusive December

by Scott McElhaney

Bestselling author of Mommy’s Choice, One Crazy Summer, Talking to the Moon, and Saving Brooksie now brings you a holiday tale of a novelist who finds himself stranded with two characters from one of his own novels.

“McElhaney’s story telling is deft, well-paced, and with an ear for conversation” ~ Beacon Journal Book Review

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The reknowned Christian novelist Curtis Prescott finds that he may have somehow given up on the very same Lord he used to write for. Without his faith, he has grown bitter toward everyone including those he loves.

On his way home for Christmas, he finds himself caught in a blizzard and forced off the road. He finds safety in a diner, but the diner and the waitress seem a bit familiar to him from a recent novel he wrote.

Could the fictional world of his own creation be closing in on Mr. Prescott?

Scott McElhaney is the winner of the 2008 Christian Choice Book Award for his popular suspense novel “Mommy’s Choice” which is now available for only 99 cents on Kindle.



The Homecoming

The Homecoming

by Kevin McPherson

It has been said that “War is hell on the homefront too”. This reality is known all too well by Chloe Bowen and her young son, Lyndon. Left to fend for themselves, this woman, dedicated to her husband and God, and her rapidly maturing son learn to survive. Lessons they learn side-by-side will prove invaluable when the man they thought they knew, and loved, returns from war. Get to know the Bowen family. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop until you’ve read the last page.



The Last English Village

The Last English Village

by James Ignizio

The Last English Village

On 22 December 1943 the Susan Rae, an American B17 Flying Fortress, is lost. The aircraft is reported to have crashed into the English Channel. There are no survivors and no bodies are recovered. Records of the incident mysteriously go missing. The Susan Rae and its crew vanish, committed to the dustbin of history.

On the day the Susan Rae disappears, the English village of Lower Friththingden is the scene of several remarkable events. Two Rolls-Royces are seen parked near the village church. The entourage has paused to listen to the sound of the village children’s choir. Overhead a German parachute mine floats down, heading directly toward the church. Inside are most of the village inhabitants, including a young girl rumored to be the illegitimate child of Winston Churchill.

More than a half-century later two men, an embittered American and a reclusive Englishman, have their lives altered as a consequence of the disappearance of the Susan Rae. Vince Collesano, ill, depressed, and alone, travels to England to satisfy his wife’s final request. Seconds before her death she had pointed to a painting of an English churchyard and asked to have her ashes buried there – in the country where she had been born and raised.

Unfortunately, Vince has no idea as to just where in England that particular churchyard is located. The promise cannot be kept without the help of his late wife’s cousin, Albert “Bertie” Ambrose, a sad little man who hasn’t ventured outside of London for more than thirty years.

Despite Vince’s intense dislike of Bertie, and all things English, the pair team up for what Vince believes to be a search for his wife’s final resting place. Given an ample supply of Marmite, they just may succeed.



Letters From Long Binh: Memoirs of a Military Policeman in Vietnam

Letters From Long Binh: Memoirs of a Military Policeman in Vietnam

by Randy Mixter

I boarded the plane to Vietnam at exactly midnight on January 1st, 1967. I was a 19 year old soldier with pen and paper in hand.
I began to write.
“Letters from Long Binh gives the reader an honest appraisal of the everyday life of an MP in Vietnam. Sometimes poignant,sometimes humorous, but always gripping, the book is written with a deep sense of respect for his fellow brothers-in-arms in a war-torn country.”

Lou Fantauzzi – Vietnam 1966-67



The Making of Bhishma (A re-imagined Mahabharata)

The Making of Bhishma (A re-imagined Mahabharata)

by Kamesh Aiyer

The Mahabharata is traditionally the story of two sets of cousins fighting over the inheritance of a kingdom in North India. I have re-imagined it as a story of conflict over Social Policy in the face of a background environmental disaster. There is much in the traditional version that hints at the disaster — the drying up of the great river Saraswati and the consequent migration of over a million people into the rest of South Asia.

This is the first story of the re-imagined Mahabharata to be published as “The Making of Bhishma”. The New England web-newspaper Lokvani published an interview with the author in “A Conversation with Kamesh Aiyer” (http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/article.php?article_id=8134)

In this version, there are no gods, no miracles, and no karmic explanations of human behavior. Vyaasa does not appear as an active player. The Bhagavad Gita is replaced by a mid-night session between Arjuna and Krishna seated by a campfire before ambushing the old, non-combatant, strategy wizard Bhishma.

The social policies espoused by the victors become enshrined as “Sanatana Dharma” in the Hindu way of life that comes into being after the war. A paper published in The Trumpeter (http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/index.php/trumpet/article/view/1078 ) goes into further detail for those interested.



Undrawn

Undrawn

by Conchie Fernandez

Kyle Reed stands on the verge of his lifelong dream of artistic immortality when a call from his estranged older brother Stuart puts a halt to everything in his carefully constructed life. Kyle faces the impossible decision to go back “home” and attempt to undo the many painful choices he made that severed his ties with his family and the woman he once loved.

As he steps into the house he grew up in, Kyle revisits the lives he led. He walks through the elegant rooms where he learned to keep quiet to avoid his father’s temper, and dealt with the debilitating disease that opened the doorway to his art. In his journey through his past, he assesses the perilous habits that distanced him from his family, the bitter enmities that still ravage his peace, and the surprising loyalty he finds in the people who surround him.

Kyle juggles with the present and the past and he clings to sanity through his art, the passion that has become his true north. Between the sculptures and images that fill his spaces and canvases, lie the crucial aspects of his life that he’s been avoiding for years: the icon he destroyed, the crime that still fills him with shame, and the forgiveness he never offered…or received.



12.24

12.24

by Jaron Sean Briggs

I guess you could say I was like most people. I really didn’t pay attention to the small events in my life that seem to come together by mere chance. Some say that’s heaven telling you to pay attention. Some say it’s coincidence. Whatever you call it, as you read my story, there is something you must knowâ??I learned a secret about these small events and their true meaning. The night I buried my baby, I had a dream.
â??Ann Crompton

This is a story about Christmas Eve and a mother’s journey discovering the secret behind those small events in our lives we call coincidence and from where these small events really come.



I love my grandmother & her mystical blue-violet eyes (Alicia Adventure Short Story Series)

I love my grandmother & her mystical blue-violet eyes (Alicia Adventure Short Story Series)

by Peter G Nogel

Alicia is an adventure series of 4 books. Alicia has a very close family with hidden secrets just like any other family. Her parents have to go overseas for work leaving Alicia with her favourite grandmother who she loved deeply.

Alicia feels there is something wrong with her grandmother and desperately wants to care for her but at the same time Alicia has problems of her own with all of these strange dreams…………

She stood up and peered through the darkness, searching for any sign of another person being nearby. There was nothing but a rustle in the bushes. When she drew closer she could see a tiny set of toes peeking out from beneath the bushes. They were the toes of a child. She was just about to push through the bushes to help the child when she heard the sound of hooves racing quickly toward her.

She ducked behind a tree as three horses raced up with riders disguised by black capes. One of the riders jumped down and landed only a few feet away from where Alicia was hiding. Without a word he sank his hand through the bushes and pulled a young girl from them. The girl could not have been more than five and her tiny bare feet swung in the air as she tried to kick the man who held her above the ground.

What do they mean? Where did they come from and why her?! Follow Alicia as she goes through her dreams to search for answers



The Pigeon King

The Pigeon King

by Josh Parsons

On the streets of New York, two young men live two very different versions of the American Dream.

The book follows the paths of two main characters, Wesley Archer Price and
Owen King.

Wesley is an ultra-wealthy student at the Ivy League Nelson College trying to find meaning in the fast-paced world of New York’s elite party scene.

Owen King is a low level drug dealer in the fictional Chapel Hill, a poor neighborhood where he is a member of a feared local gang.

The novel takes you on a journey through these two very different worlds, as each young man struggles to find meaning in an imperfect America.



The Impenetrable Imp (The Gathering)

The Impenetrable Imp (The Gathering)

by Nathaniel Berube

Todd is a boy whom has no friends and leads a boring life. But all that is about to change when he finds himself on an adventure that will show him kindness and evil alike as well help him find himself.



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The Polar Track

The Polar Track

by Kim Kinrade

The dream of every Alaskan, since the large state was bought from Russia in 1867, is a rail link to the continental U.S. through Canada. As the new millennium unfolds the project finally becomes a reality. However, it is no ordinary railway but a magnetic-levitation conveyance allowing the train to travel the 5000 kilometers from Fairbanks to Seattle at speeds of over 500kph. Linked with this viaduct is a pipeline for a commodity which “the lower 48,” especially those states in the southwest, will need in critical amounts: water. Ice melt from three large glaciers is to be shipped in large pipes suspended under the viaduct along with those carrying oil and natural gas from the Arctic tundra.

In Georgia Strait off Vancouver Island, a music teacher’s family is killed in a collision with a fast-ferry owned by the same company that is building the transcontinental mag-lev line. In his hunt to find out the truth, and haunted by his perceived inaction during the deaths of his family members, Greg Majewski finds an unlikely ally in a former Canadian army sniper, Bill Whittle, who has been decorated for his prowess against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Persecuted by the large company during their search for answers the duo threatens to turn the new line into a 5000 kilometer inferno. This ignites an international manhunt spearheaded by Special Forces teams from two countries.



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Sarah and the Magic Beans

Sarah and the Magic Beans

by Merri Hiatt

Sarah Carpenter has three days to pay her rent and less than four dollars in her checking count. To take her mind off her troubles, she heads to the local farmer’s market a mile from her apartment. A mysterious woman offers her a lavender pouch filled with contents unknown. Instructions to come back in one week and either return the pouch with the items inside or pay five dollars follow. Sarah takes the pouch. In doing so, she opens herself to the promise of hope and the gift of believing in magic. 

This short story is approximately 7,000 words.



Concieved (The Blood Moon Chronicles)

Concieved (The Blood Moon Chronicles)

by June Spears

Sophie is just your average ordinary teenage girl who’s world gets turned upside down by her dreams. Or so it seems… She no longer knows where reality begins or ends.



HAPPY: The Little Lamb that CAN

HAPPY: The Little Lamb that CAN

by Roy E Hoover

The little lamb is named Happy because he smiles a lot. Happy is quite content to stay with his mother and to simply play away the day. It is a life that he loves and expects to continue forever! A life-changing event occurs when Happy is called to begin the rigorous training to become a Ram. Happy does not like the idea of leaving his wonderful mother to attend the meetings at the sacred Order of the Rams. However his father insists upon his doing so, and it is a decision that his father may live to regret.

HAPPY: The Little Lamb that Can is a wonderful bedtime story that will be fondly enjoyed by all ages. A value unmatched, this story is a Happy read for the entire family.
The moral of the story is that whenever a person feels that they cannot do something, they simply have to believe in themselves and then say, “I can.” Being positive is a valuable part of everyone’s battle to accomplish things in life that may appear nearly impossible to do. By the end of this story, your child will be saying, “I can! I can!”
Whether you are looking for an interesting bedtime story or a folk story that will bring out the unsurpassed best in your child, this is the eBook for you! It is funny and delightfully crammed with hidden real life situations the will stir the interest of everyone!
Happy’s father does his best to train Happy in the leadership role that he will fill in life, but he simply cannot abide by Happy’s use of the word CAN’T. When Happy tries to run away from home and all of his problems, it does not work. Eventually, he returns to face the tests and the trials that require him to endure the pain of learning how to become a Ram.
In addition and as usual, good always wins out over bad, when the mean old wolves that attack his father are victims of their own greed.
At the conclusion of the story, Happy must take the time to consider what methods he will use to train the new lambs to become rams. One lesson he has learned is always to think about safetyâ??the safety of others as well as his own safetyâ??while doing what must be done.

Some other books by Roy E. Hoover include:
Sisters of Covet: Chasing What-might-have-been, available as a hardcopy edition,
Lavenders of Eternal Bliss: An American Family Saga,
The Thorn of the Holy Crown,
How to Write eBooks Today,
Run to the Sun,
Civil War Spy and the Women he left Behind,



Shattered Worlds!

Shattered Worlds!

by Robert Donnell

Shattered Worlds!

What if the world as we know it came to an end? How would you deal with a thousand new, different, dangerous and crazy making realities? These are the stories of a few ordinary people who did extra ordinary things in extra ordinary times and became heroes. What if it were you? Could you step up to the plate? Do you have the blood of kings in your veins?



The Three Sibling Adventures:What We Want To Be

The Three Sibling Adventures:What We Want To Be

by Erika Talbot

The three siblings enjoy spending their days in their newly built adventure room. After deciding what they want to be when they grow up, the magic carpet in the room transports them to a world where their dreams can come true. That’s when the fun begins.

100% of the royalties from this will be going to the Toledo Children’s Hospital oncology unit.



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Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman (A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry on Life, Love, Loss and Longing)

Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman (A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry on Life, Love, Loss and Longing)

by Ashley Fontainne

A collection of eclectic poetry that touches upon numerous aspects of life including love, loss, betrayal, pain and joy. These poems will touch your heart and soul in a variety of ways. Followed by a collection of short stories that delve into childhood fears, revenge, rage and redemption, each one will move you from one emotional state to another.

“A Profound Reading Experience

Ashley Fontainne, a gifted writer of popular mystery and suspense thrillers, has written a book of poetry and short stories. To be able to master the different skill sets it takes to write in different genres speaks volumes for this author’s talent. If we don’t watch out, Ms. Fontainne will be repainting the Sistine Chapel next.

The reader can easily identify with Ms. Fontainne’s poetry. It is a moving and profound experience, with a kaleidoscope of emotions; sometimes exploding rage, sometimes haunting and plaintive, often times lyrical, spiritually uplifting, and joyful. Ms. Fontainne takes the reader into a private world of her journeys and those of others she has known. The poems are like polished gems that you have to experience for yourself. I will just name a few of my favorites: “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Words” and “That Is Who I Am”.

Kudos to Ms. Fontainne for also exhibiting a dexterity in writing short stories. Her inner voice comes through loud and clear as if she is a medium for the people she writes about and their past wounds, emotional scars, betrayals, victories, journeys, vengeance, love and salvation. Ms. Fontainne’s acute eye for detail serves her well as she meticulously sets the stage for each of her short stories, and reels you in like a magnet so you will be rooted to your seat until you have read them all. Whether it’s the little girl’s nightmare, or a young girls tortured journey, or a horrific tale of abuse, her gripping stories are riveting to the end.” – author Joanna Lee Doster

* * * *
“Ms. Fontainne (aka, Princess of Suspense) in her writings has a stupendous ability to reach down into your gut – to draw up the deepest emotions from your inner soulâ?¦emotions of love, empathy, fear, and revenge. Not afraid to proclaim her religious values, she inserts her loving spirit into a story creating emotional raptureâ?¦ â??How 9/11 Saved My Dad’ and â??Who is Michael?’ come to mind.

When writing tales that involve revenge surrounded by suspense, Ms. Fontainne spares no mercy for the antagonist, as you will witness in â??Stained Concrete’. With her short story, â??Death By Shadow’ she manages to stir up terrifying childhood nightmares to which there is no escape. In ‘Smoldering Ashes’, the author delivers a fierce tale of pain and torment followed by redemption that â??one’ will not soon forget.

Ms Fontainne’s poetry is like experiencing a fine wine with an exquisite meal. Her words will take the reader on a journey through their darkest days of melancholy, and then release them into a world of spirited bliss.

â??Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman’ is a powerful, and emotional voyage – a golden ticket from the award winning writer, Ashley Fontainne.”

Review by Barbara Watkins, author



Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents

Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents

A new sort of anthology for a new sort of grandparent, CHILD OF MY CHILD: POEMS AND STORIES FOR GRANDPARENTS is not your grandparents’ collection of poems and personal essays about grandchildren. There’s no greeting card verse in this book. Instead, this new anthology from Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises is a showcase of poems and stories on the theme by more than sixty highly accomplished literary writers who explore both the timeless emotions and the contemporary realities of becoming and being a grandparent in the 21st century. The paperback edition has been named a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards (Anthology category).



You walk on the land until one day the land walks on you

You walk on the land until one day the land walks on you

by Mois Benarroch

Benarroch Touches the themes of immigration, the confrontation with a new country, discrimination against minorities, love, the family, poetry, poets and life in general.



In Rust

In Rust

by Matthew Fish

In Rust is a collection of short stories and poetry dealing with the subject of memories and how they fade over time.  Featured, is the short story ‘The Afterlife of Thomas Finn’, about a college student who meets his unfortunate end choking upon a simple fortune cookie that bears the fortune “This will be your best year.”  As a ghost Thomas finds himself with too much time on his hands, and searches for some sort of meaning to his afterlife.



Early Morning Knife Wounds

Early Morning Knife Wounds

by Erik Christian

(excerpt from Early Morning Knife Wounds, I’m in a Big Band Now.)

This pretty shirt is the only thing that’s pretty. A graveyard of bottles outside. I’m cultivating the mad smirk of the Insane. -his teeth were so white! A young surfer listened to my words. Crisp empty notebooks awaiting precocious words from fake virgin hands. College. Crack house. the rainbow of Spirit- one shiny. One. Where is the fisher king? Alas, my friends are betrayed! I’m cozy, old, fat, in a Bigband on the weekends. I eat clam chowder. I would hate someone if they were alive. Everyone makes an attempt to speak during potty-training, and they talk and talk and s**t and die. But, then we get old and love ourselves. We stop wearing deoderant. . . .

“This is Real, Raw and sometimes too honest.” Matt Chestfield.



A Dream in the Night - 2nd edition

A Dream in the Night – 2nd edition

by Michael Phoenix

A Dream in the Night is very raw and real. It does not hold back on any emotion or experience. Poetry, quotes and a few short stories telling the story of one person. Life / death, love / hate, darkness / light all play a major role in this book. They also play a major role in life.

“Society
Has taught me
A face in the crowd
Can not
Be unique” – Ghost in the Soul’s Shadow

The sun’s fire
Begins
To light the sky
A lone shadow
Sits
Facing the serene waves – Wraith in the Night



The Four R's

The Four R’s

by Verlie Rider

Reassurance, relationships, reflections, and renewal: four ways to bring practical spirituality into your everyday life. Bring personal transformation into your experiences by renewing your closeness with your Inner Self. This is a book of poetry that will remind you of who you really are, why you are here and the function you are meant to share with the world about you.



God Likes Bright Colors

God Likes Bright Colors

by Betty Inabnitt

The Christian poems in God Likes Bright Colors are written to refresh our souls and remind us where beauty really comes from. It seems like the world I knew as a child has been turned upside down.
DARKNESS IS FAST CROWDING IN!!!
The light comes from our love, hope and peace. We learn to see from heart and not the natural eyes.

Be Blessed by God Likes Bright Colors!!!



Grey Wolf Speaks: Poetry from the Modern Native American Perspective

Grey Wolf Speaks: Poetry from the Modern Native American Perspective

by Danny Roberts

Grey Wolf Speaks is a collection of poetry and stories from the modern Native American perspective. It is sometimes raw, always personal and straight from the heart.

By channeling the spirits of his ancestors and the world around him, what does Grey Wolf have to tell us about Life and Death? Nature? Love? Dreams?



Revelations In Rhyme

Revelations In Rhyme

by Robert F. McMeekin

Random thought of everyday life in poetic form.



VERSE AFIRE volume 5

VERSE AFIRE volume 5

by Walter Erickson

A collection of the best of a conservative and mostly political blog called Verse-afire.



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Sew, It's a Quest (The Bookania Quests)

Sew, It’s a Quest (The Bookania Quests)

by Kendra E. Ardnek

Robin and Robert are royal twins. They are the only two to have received a Fairy Godmother gift in nearly a century, an amazing honor. Soon it was clear that their gifts had been switched and a search began to find the Fairy Godmother to right the mistake. When she is finally sighted by a knight, the family learns that the pair must find her for themselves and they only have until their 18th birthday … only 4 months away. Will they be able to find her in time?



Home Matters--A Valentine's Day Novel

Home Matters–A Valentine’s Day Novel

by Julia Audrina Carrington

Barbara Melanson, a Christian, decorates homes, but she wants more than that, especially since her friend is getting married. She would like to have her own husband, but why does God keep her single for so long at the age of thirty-two? Then her mother tries to play matchmaker. What will happen? Will Barbara find love after all?

The author Julia Audrina Carrington who is a born again Christian has touched the lives of thousands of souls across the world. She has shared the message of hope with orphans and the less fortunate. She is the founder of the international mission called Mission Friends for Christ which reaches out to needy and hurting women and children. She is the author of more than one hundred Christian books and Christian novels.



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SHEA (The Realm Series)

SHEA (The Realm Series)

by Sabrina Hysa

For most, dreams allow for escape. Not in the case of Darci Shea, whose continuing dream sequences have baffled and questioned the sanity of being.
A shift in dreams occurred last night, a similarity lingering but the destination changing.
Deeper meaning seemed eminent, dreams pushing for a lost truth, a suggestive understanding desired. Could the supernatural be linked to dreams that felt frantic in their need of acceptance?
Life seemed one in its own; Darci’s grandfather whom she wished to know beyond his obituary had mysteriously vanished after death, all documents pertaining to his life non-existent. How was she to learn of herself, if those of her past were unknown?
In many cultures, magic was outlawed. Suggested devil worship initiating that of hurt and anguish. Some claim this was incorrect, magic was only feared because people were unaware of its positive properties
Might a connection be made between Darci’s dreams and the continuing search into her family’s past?
Follow Darci and her Professor, Johnson Farrel as they journey into a new secret world of spell bound magic in attempt to understand the connection between Darci’s family and her cryptic constant dreams.



Base Spirits

Base Spirits

by Ruth Barrett

â??Murder has took this chamber with full hands
And will ne’er out as long as the house stands.’
~A Yorkshire Tragedy, Act I, Sc. v

In 1605, Sir Walter Calverley’s murderous rampage leaves a family shattered. The killer suffers a torturous executionâ?¦ but is it truly the end? A noble Yorkshire house stands forever tarnished by blood and possessed by anguished spirits.

Some crimes are so horrific, they reverberate through the centuries.

As an unhappy modern couple vacation in the guesthouse at Calverley Old Hall, playwright Clara, and her scholar husband, Scott, unwittingly awaken a dark history. Clara is trapped and forced back in time to bear witness to a family’s bloody saga. Overtaken by the malevolent echoes, Scott is pushed over the edge from possessive husband to wholly possessedâ?¦

Inspired by a true-life drama in Shakespeare’s day, this is itself a play within a play: a supernatural thriller with a historical core.

Only one player can survive.



Hell Hath No Fury...

Hell Hath No Fury…

by Elsa Carruthers

It has been said that women are the “gentle” sex. Apparently, not all of them got the message. Within the pages of this anthology are a dozen zombie tales by women who will help you discover why they say something else about the ladies: Hell Hath No Furyâ?¦



Shadow Keeper (Shadow Trilogy)

Shadow Keeper (Shadow Trilogy)

by M. K. Yarbrough

Brendon Alexander was a normal high school kid until his dead grandfather appeared in the flames of a fire and told him of the gift he inherited: He has the power to force a demon from an inflicted body and send the creature back to Hell.

Lisa Stratton, the new girl at school, has a secret of her ownâ??her father is possessed by a demon. She recognizes the scar on Brendon’s chest that brands him as a protected one, but she must discover if he has the ability to cleanse the evil from her father’s body.

The closer Brendon gets to Lisa, the more he uncovers buried secrets from the past. Not hers, but hisâ??his father’s death and the creature that killed him, and the legacy handed down to him from beyond the grave. Burning curiosity and frightening nightmares thrust Brendon deeper into his past while Lisa urges him forward into dangerâ??and into his destiny.



Lastblood

Lastblood

by J. Przymus

In this final installment of the Lifeblood series, Lastblood, Rosemary has accepted her life as a vampire. Family, children, love, these are passing dreams, dreams she’ll continue to chase. After sparing the life of a child not so different from herself, Rosemary commits the greatest sin a vampire can commit. She wants to settle down, wants to forget all her problems, wants to play house. But trouble is sure to follow when grudges last forever.

“In the fleeting moments of my waning life, I saw time descend, as if sent by heaven, yet undoubtedly ordained by hell, for my savior became my slayer.”

This book contains mild language, strong violence, and some sexual themes. Reader discretion is advised.

Word Count: 87,000



The Devil Gave Me A Gun

The Devil Gave Me A Gun

by Keith Latch

Suicide. Sometimes, it’s the only way out. Sometimes, it’s only a trap.

The Devil works in mysterious ways. Just how mysterious, a young man finds out after doing the unthinkable.

Now, unsure if he’s blessed with a curse or cursed with a blessing, he exists between the living and the undead.

As the full power of darkness is realized in a simple inanimate object, he tries to make sense of the horror that is now his life…but evil has other plans.



a ruthless echo

a ruthless echo

by CK Burch

It’s been a year and a half since Alex Crawford discovered his wife’s body floating in the lake behind their home. Coupled with the critical failure of his first novel, the past eighteen months have driven Alex into creative tailspin. Writer’s block nags at him. Mourning his wife devours his waking hours. It’s driving him insane. At the behest of his agent, Alex travels to the nearby town of Second Hollow to engage in a writer’s retreat. The manager of the retreat offers him a beautiful, old typewriter with which to try and beat back the block. Willing to try anything, Alex agrees.

The writing comes back with ease. Alex feels energized and creates a story about a new character, a horror writer from 40’s named Aldous Creed. But the next day Alex discovers that Creed is a very real person who used to live in Second Hollow â?? something everyone in the town is all too aware of. Alex can’t figure it out; is he going crazy? How did he not know this? Convinced he just wasn’t paying attention, Alex continues to write on the typewriter, crafting a terrifying ghost story. But the more he writes the more he discovers that the things he writes about are actually real â?? or perhaps are becoming real. Unable to turn away, Alex begins to investigate how this could happen, but the truth behind the reality of Aldous Creed could lead him to the point of no return, and the ghost of his wife is waiting in the wings.



Goodbye, Old Angkor

Goodbye, Old Angkor

by Seth M. Baker

Cambodian sea captain Pok Vannak has problems: most of his crew members dead, strange men have taken his ship hostage, and he thinks he may be off course by a thousand years. His captors believe he is an antiquities smuggler, and due to a language barrier, he has no way to tell them otherwise.

When a compassionate scholar enters the mix, the captain thinks he might have a way out of this mess…if he can keep everyone from killing each other.

GOODBYE, OLD ANGKOR is a 5,000 word supernatural fantasy of miscommunication, time travel, and culture shock.



Penance - A User's Guide

Penance – A User’s Guide

by Spyder Collins

Andi is a prolific and celebrated author of the macabre. Her talents for hellish detail and insightful tales of torment and damnation have many speculating about her talents at the keyboard. Although no one publicly decries her talents being given o her by the Devil himself, one has to wonder.

Nothing could be further from the truth however. In fact, it is quite the opposite. You see, Andi has a god given talent to write. What she does with it is her choice. That choice does come with a price but the price is something even Andi could not have dreamed up.



Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 27

Schlock! Webzine Vol 2 Iss 27

by Dawn Napier

This week Randolph Carter visits a fellow visitor to the lands of dream, the more sedentary King Kuranes, who tells him what he knows of the marvellous sunset city hidden by the gods.

In Dawn Napier’s Dear Diary we see a new take on the zombie apocalypse, while in Part Four of Dominion Zak Dawson’s hero discovers the downside of being a vampire. Dang hot-rodding kids encounter the cactus monsters in the second part of Gregory Bryant’s Attack of the Cactus People! While in Ayame’s Love Anzo’s rivalry with Anton reaches new heights. There’s also another story from Rob Bliss, in which the corvidae give us their own view of humanity; the narrator of Erik Hofstatter’s Broken Glass is haunted by memories of blood and horror, and in The Blood Eagle Ingunn the Red seeks a gory revenge. Meanwhile, Varney visits the dungeon of the lonely prisoner in the ruins and Felix reaches Thyma Castle and the beautiful Aurora.



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Baseball Pitching Tips

Baseball Pitching Tips

by Reese McCulley

Reese McCulley, a notable pitching coach and former professional pitcher from Portland, OR, has compiled eight original articles to share with aspiring and developing pitchers. The articles included in this book are:

1 – Save Your Bullets: Mistakes Pitchers Make Before the First Pitch
2 – Make a Name for Yourself
3 – Every Pitcher Should Learn from Jamie Moyer
4 – Increase Your Velocity Immediately
5 – Pitcher Abuse: An Epidemic
6 – Controlling the Running Game
7 – Pitching Priorities
8 – How to Approach Being Recruited



How To Ice Fish: Ice Fishing Tips & Stories: Gear, Shelters & Safety - Limited Edition

How To Ice Fish: Ice Fishing Tips & Stories: Gear, Shelters & Safety – Limited Edition

by Michael Smith

Amazon Best Selling Book.

REVIEWS
“a great little book for the beginner and experienced fisherman” – Daniel Wiggs

“what really sets this book apart is the detailed information on ice fishing safety. I wish I had this book several years ago when I went ice fishing in Alaska” – Kevin C. Myers

DESCRIPTION

Love to be outdoors? Love to fish? Learn how to really enjoy ice fishing from two people who truly love the sport – Mike and Linda Smith.

Mike and Linda have been ice fishing for years, and in this guide they not only give you specific information on:

Where to ice fish
How to ice fish
Ice fishing houses, ice shanty’s, and ice shelters
Ice fishing tackle
Ice fishing safety
Ice fishing gear

But they also share with you their passion for ice fishing and give you the insiders secrets that will help you be successful your very first trip, or help improve your skills to catch even more fish!



How to Make a Soda Can Lightweight Backpacking Stove

How to Make a Soda Can Lightweight Backpacking Stove

by Ben Harmer

Help your Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venture Crew make their own lightweight backpacking stove out of two soda / pop cans! Stoves are fueled by white liquid gas, or “Coleman fuel” and are large enough to boil a personal-sized pot of water. This is perfect for winter time activities to make hot cocoa, or for summertime backpacking trips when you don’t want to have to pay $120 for a lightweight stove for everyone in your troop.
We have made them for use at a Klondike Derby, and cooked ramen noodles / saimin for the boys.
All that is need is a multi-tool or swiss army – type knife and two soda cans.
Please only make these with adult supervision. Can edges can be very sharp.



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