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by Kay G. RockNon-fiction compilation of essays about life's journeys, transitions, discernments, and inspirations as viewed through the lens of retirement. Topics include travel, daily life, relationships, and inspiring people. Previously published as a feature column, "Becoming 65," for a local newspaper. Additional information available on website: kaygrock.com.
by Angela QuarlesWhat if your husband turns out to be the man sent to kill your ancestor? A choice to make… Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she’d be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she’s to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted. A heart to heal… Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart ... more
by Laura Morelli
Would you rather sacrifice your livelihood, your lover, or your life? When the Black Death comes knocking on your door, you’d better decide quickly.
Venice, 1510. Maria Bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father’s legacy as a master gilder. Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she’s ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter.
When the painter’s servants uncover the real reason why Maria h... more
by Terence ClarkeA story collection, all of which take place in New York City.
by Joseph Malik
"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."
Once dubbed "The Deadliest Man Alive," Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.
When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorc... more
by Peter Imsdahl"Horn Bückel", a novel set in the mid-90s in a 300-soul, north German village, examines what happens when a young American, Paul Klose, comes to Germany for a year and is let into the workings and lives of the locals. He takes on the job of sexton -- a moonlighting job -- in addition to his teaching post at a business school. His private life includes courting the dairy farmer's daughter, Appel. As sexton, he buries a handful of villagers. As English teacher, he presumes he can provide his st... more
by John PrineIn this book, John Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Included are handwritten lyrics, guitar chords, commentary from John, and over 100 photographs - many never before published - from his personal collection.
by J.L. NewtonEmily Addams, foodie professor of women’s studies at Arbor State―a land grant university in Northern California―finds herself an unlikely suspect in the poisoning of a man she barely knows: Professor Peter Elliott of Plant Biology, the hotshot developer of a new genetically modified corn. How did her cornbread (unmistakable for its goat cheese and caramelized onions) end up in his hand as he lay in the smelly muck of the university’s historic hog yard? As Emily and her colleagues try to ident... more
by John L. LansdaleIn Slow Bullet, Army veteran Clark McKay is searching for the truth behind his best friend's murder. McKay's search for the truth takes him across the globe, where he meets a multitude of characters and wades through the murky waters of corruption. McKay wants to find a murderer, but what happens when he uncovers so much more? Truth and fiction make an interesting mixture in this fast-paced novel.
by Michael HillWAR POET is a biography of American poet, Alan Seeger, killed at the battle of the Somme in July 1916 and author of "I Have a Rendezvous with Death," the favorite poem of President John F. Kennedy and one of the most powerful and memorable war poems of all time. When first published in the fall of 1916, Seeger became an instant hero in America and, in Europe, many compared him to the martyred British poet Rupert Brooke. His death was seen by many as "one of the most romantic incidents of the war... more
by Brian K. PinaireTHIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER'S FATHERHOOD is a comic memoir that offers a male perspective on caring for young children. In witty, insightful, and carefully integrated essays, author Brian K. Pinaire reflects on delivery room negotiations, paternity leave, work-life balancing, passive-aggressive daycare teachers, BabyBjorns, childproofing, children's music, marital intimacy, and much more. With a mixture of sarcasm and sentiment throughout, Pinaire shows how parenthood challenges one's career, rela... more
by A.E. Nasr
Since the age of 12, Miro has been a prisoner of war—a fate he shares with his brother, Markus, and the four cellmates that raised him from childhood in the dark. When a brutal murder becomes the key to their escape, the fugitives must forge their way across an occupied land to reach the city, and the refuge of the Resistance. Over the course of 13 days, their survival in the face of great odds will stir the hopes of a nation, unravel the cycles of history and spark the fires of uprising.
by Edward M. Erdelac
EDWARD M. ERDELAC, Author of Andersonville, Monstrumführer, The Van Helsing Papers, and The Merkabah Rider series presents his first collection of short fiction, spanning nearly a decade of fishing in the sunless depths of the imagination, some brought to light here for the first time.
A frontiersman of bizarre pedigree is peculiarly suited to tracking down a group of creatures rampaging across the settlements of the Texas Hill Country…..
A great white hunter is shaken to his core... more
by Jim TrainorAn old camper van was all Ryan Browning’s mother left him when she died last year. Ryan, a thirty-something physicist, has just been fired and could be facing prosecution. It might be a good time to hop in that old van and head out on a long road trip, perhaps to never return. When he goes to the bank to close out his account, Ryan meets the lovely customer service rep, Amanda Seward, who has a few issues of her own. And that’s just the first unexpected encounter on a two-thousand-mile trek thro... more
by Vincent B Davis II"Is it better to be a bad man and accomplish great things, or be a great man and accomplish nothing?" Quintus Sertorius has spent the first 20 years of his life training horses on his family farm, but this must end when his father dies and his village's political connections to Rome are severed. For the sake of his family, Quintus must leave his village for the Eternal City. If he succeeds, his people will be fed. If he fails, his people will starve. He begins his political career under the mos... more
by Judy JuanitaDeFacto CreateSpace Description DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland views activism and feminism as they play out in one writer's political, artistic and spiritual life. A distinguished finalist for OSU’s 2016 Non/Fiction Collection Prize, De Facto… blends essays, poems, graphics and literary criticism. An act of self-definition spanning four decades, the central person in DeFacto... is the writer herself, a feminist foot soldier. With the feel of memoir, these essays align with femal... more