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My Year With The Gods

by Holden Braithwaite

A challenging read. Refined exotic escapism in an intense, adult, character-driven study of the absurd where humorous overtones mask a graphic, deeply subversive, perverse undercurrent in an ancient world adventure and epic love story like no other.

Cursed from birth to remember everything except his own name an 11-year-old village idiot (‘savant fou’) creates chaos, outrage and regime change in Eudaemon (Aden) in 534CE when he, Andromeda and Scheherazade, goddesses of the hunt and fables join Hermes, messenger of the gods in his epic search for his long lost true love, Lesbia. Discovering on their chaotic way the scrolls containing the true Epectesy of St. Gregory of Nyssa, revealing something so shocking and socially explosive it was hidden for centuries – the key to the eternal cerebral orgasm. And the emancipation of women.

“. . . Master swordsmen masquerading as wandering charioteers, wild beautiful goddesses rescued from slaver’s dungeons, and now pearl-diving nuns on desert islands; clearly in the last 15 minutes of visceral mayhem and magic my miserable life had turned the corner into the fast lane.”

He looked at Talia glumly.
“He didn’t listen to me. And here’s the result.”
“What? Short hair and naked breasts.”
“No, mistress. Even the stained whites I can live with,” he said, with dread in his voice. “The idiot boy has revealed the true Epectesy of St. Gregory of Nyssa.”
“Is there a false one?”
“No, my gracious hostess. There’s one anybody can read if they care to look for it. Which even Jewish scholars have studied. And the one only Aristophanes had. The original, full and unabridged version of the epectesy, mistress. Of the soul moving into oneness of God. As Gregory dictated to his personal scribe all those years ago. This revelation transcends all faiths. “
“The key to the eternal cerebral orgasm,” Talia said quietly.
“Correct. But at the time publishing it would be so inflammatory and dangerous to the continued functioning of â??normal’ society, the scribe persuaded his master to only release a heavily edited version, lest they both be burned alive by the ruler of Cappadocia.”
“They weren’t?”
“No. And as my friend told me with almost his dying breath, the original was hidden away by the scribe, and passed down from father to son, scholars all, until it ended up here with Aristophanes. Who being without issue, could only leave it in the care of an idiot gypsy boy who remembers everything except his own name.”

“. .This would be a honeymoon on the beach few would forget in a hurry.
“Master Farouk, I have another for her cousin Juhanah,” I said, holding up the large gold coin. “But she’s not here.”
Farouk blinked.
“She’s . .” He looked at Sahar. “Mother, where’s Juju?”
“Where she always is when she’s not growing flowers or spying. She’s swinging.”
Demetrius, who was there with the serenely beautiful Qadr reached out and took the coin from my hand.
“Kid. Did I ever tell you the story of this?” he said, breaking the heavily pregnant silence.
“No, master. I’ve never seen one like it before.”
“Nobody has,” he said, biting it. “Because this was part of only ten ever struck by the Imperial Mint in Rome five hundred years ago on the command of Emperor Vespasian. But they were stolen and disappeared without trace before they could be released to commemorate the opening of the world’s first public toilets. . . . And as such are collectibles beyond price.”
This was very comforting to know.
Suddenly from being orphans with a very grim future, Hani and I had acquired an ocean-going yacht, a horse which spoke Greek and flew, priceless antiquities and a collection of morally corrosive literature even a pope would envy.. .”

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The Silent Order: A Novel

by Melanie Dobson

After the murder of his partner, Detective Rollin Wells hides away in an Amish home to find out who is collaborating with Cleveland’s notorious mob. While Rollin searches for answers to his partner’s death, he befriends an elusive young Amish woman named Katie and her young son. As Rollin learns about Katie’s past, he’s shocked at the secret Katie is hiding – a secret that has haunted Rollin for almost ten years.

Back Cover: “What a wonderful book by an amazing author! In Dobson’s latest offering, readers will find mystery, love and values that have withstood the test of time. The characters are a delight and readers get a fascinating glimpse into the underworld of gangsters during the era of Prohibition. . . .” (Romantic Times, Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars)

Cleveland, Ohio, 1928. Detective Rollin Wells is close to exposing the dark secrets that bind the notorious Cardano family. After the murder of his partner, Rollin discovers that the Cardanos are forming a cabal in the rural hills south of Cleveland. As he hides out in Sugarcreek, Rollin must rely on a beautiful but elusive Amish womanâ??a woman who reminds him of the girl he loved long agoâ??to find out who is collaborating with Cleveland’s mob.

Will Katie Lehman trust him with her secretâ?¦and her heart? Or will the Cardano code of honor silence them both forever?

The Silent Order is part of the Legacy of Love series based on the courageous people and significant events that wove together the rich tapestry of America’s freedom and faith. Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of twenty historical, romance, and suspense novels and novellas. Three of her novels have won Carol Awards including The Silent Order, Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, and Chateau of Secrets. Melanie grew up in a small Ohio town, but now lives with her husband and two daughters near Portland, Oregon. Read more of her story at www.melaniedobson.com.



This Sword for Hire!

by Gardner Francis Fox

A daring soldier-of-fortune is caught in the web of lust, treachery and intrigue during the time of the Borgias
Handsome, ambitious Adrian knew there were only two ways a lowly-born soldier of fortune could win riches in the turbulent days of Renaissance Italy on the battlefield or in the arms of an influential woman.
Never one to overlook an opportunity for advancement, Adrian used his incredible strength in both arenas-hoping to find power in his appetite for passion and glory.
His daring, dangerous intrigues in love and war make THIS SWORD FOR HIRE! a furiously exciting novel for every fan of high drama and historical adventure!



Rugged Biker : Stepbrother Romance

by Kelly Cusson

MC Biker Stepbrother Romance
A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger!

Liz’s mother has remarried, to Hunter’s father, and moved to Rochester. Her mother has pleaded with Liz to visit so the two families can get acquainted and be together for the holidays.

Liz did not expect to have to bail one of her new stepbrothers out of jail as she arrived in town. Nor was she prepared for how good looking he was. Hunter was every bit the rugged biker, who spends his days working on motorcycles at his shop. She is surprised even more by the gang of outlaws that spend their day with him. It was the first time his boys had been caught doing anything illegal and Hunter is grateful for Liz’s help getting them out of trouble.

On top of being beautiful, Liz is smart and somehow good at working her way under Hunter’s skin. Could they actually be together though? Hunter didn’t know if it was entirely right to want his stepsister so badly, but will it matter in the end?

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