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  • Between Thought and the Treetops

    by Mark Peters

    This novel is a three part, 1960s, coming of age story set in the northern wildernesses of Minnesota and Manitoba. Fatherless Archie is guided by his unusual Uncle Emil and over the decade learns to cope with the demands of the era. Each tale has strong elements of humor, outdoors life and moral dilemma. Archie evolves from a young, directionless teen to serving a tour as a grunt in the Mekong Delta. Call the style a storytellers story. The terse, declarative sentences of the novel read ... more

  • Killing the Kardashians: A Satirical Novella of Modern Day Banality

    by Todd Houghton

    When sociopathy meets stupidity Keeping Up with the Kardashians suddenly becomes Killing the Kardashians.

    The Stars of Killing the Kardashians: Eric Ryder: Host — Your Momentary Glamour Messiah aka the Self-Aware Narcissist

    Elizabeth Betan: Co-host — Mary Magdalene aka the Girl who Loves Shiny Things

    James Ford: Cameraman — Judas Iscariot aka the Predestined Betrayer

    The Satirical Guests of Killing the Kardashians:

    Kim Kardashian: The Filth aka ... more

  • Land of Hidden Fires

    by Kirk Kjeldsen
    Occupied Norway, 1943. After seeing an allied plane go down over the mountains, headstrong fifteen year-old Kari Dahlstrøm sets out to locate the wreck. She soon finds the cocky American pilot Lance Mahurin and offers to take him to Sweden, pretending she's a member of the resistance. While her widower father Erling and the disillusioned Nazi Oberleutnant Conrad Moltke hunt them down, Kari begins to fall for Lance, dreaming of a life with him in America. Over the course of the harrowing journey,... more
  • Man & Monster (The Savage Land: Book 2)

    by Michael Jensen
    A monster stalks the ancient forests... It’s 1799, and Cole Seavey is a trapper running from a guilty past, seeking refuge on the vast American frontier. Lost in a raging storm, he finds himself face to face with a terrifying, otherworldly creature that seems to have emerged from a nightmare. Cole is saved from certain death by a handsome Delaware Indian named Pakim. Together they learn that the monster is the fearsome Wendigo from native legends: a creature with a heart of ice, drawn to t... more
  • Man & Beast (The Savage Land Book 1)

    by Michael Jensen
    What is the line that separates man from beast? The year is 1797, and 24-year-old John Chapman is lost on the American frontier with winter falling fast. Near death, he stumbles upon a lone cabin, and the owner, a rugged but sexy frontiersman named Daniel McQuay, agrees to let John winter over. John and Daniel quickly find themselves drawn to each other, the sex between them unlike anything John has ever known. But as the weeks turn into snowbound months, Daniel begins to change into someo... more
  • When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended

    by Peter Cotton
    Fred the friendly snake, newly arrived from the jungle (sent by Jungle Jim) didn't know how to cross the road. He got squashed in two by an ambulance, but was nicely mended at the hospital using a special thread that Jim had to get from beneath a rhinoceros. He will be more careful in future. There are 3 other Fred snake books, all rhyming and beautifully illustrated (www.petercottontales.com). They have won awards and the Bookwatch midwest review said "Move over...Lewis Carroll".
  • Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All

    by Stephen Lomer
    Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All is a collection of short stories that has a little something for everyone. See what life is like for the poor mother of an insufferable perfectionist in the title story. Find out what's to be done to save the hipsters in "So Ten Minutes Ago." Enjoy an updated take on the Goldilocks story in "Trouble Bruin." Ponder how our choices define our lives in "The Haunting of Flattop Harris." Stand in the shoes of a young nurse trying to save the tiniest of lives from a... more
  • Empty Bottle of Smoke

    by Conon Parks

    The story of a hunted man named Walter who seeks refuge in the no-man's of downtown Seattle in an old warehouse called the New Museum of Hysteria and Indecision. This is where the Vigilance Committee for the Manifesto Party, a leftist libertine crew (free guns & dope for life) resides and holds court.

    Walter meets Mac, the night-watchman who introduces him to a cast of wild characters as they tarry forth on an odyssey of mad adventures, filled with political intrigue and incoherent vice... more

  • Chance on Safari

    by Mark Piper
    Chance is a knock about thirteen year old boy who lives and works on a vast cattle station in northern New South Wales. An orphan he was adopted by the owners of “Ironwood Station.” Set during depression era Australia of the late 1930s, the station has been transformed into a game park. During his first outing on a hunt for water buffalo and wild boar Chance is injured. In this first instalment of “The Stock and Station Short Stories” his injury sets Chance on a path of discovery and adventur... more
  • The Wonderful World of Wren : The Grimble Grumble Grimble

    by Peter J Shilkin
    One fine day Wren is out and about and happily playing along, When she hears a strange noise and a very woeful song. This is when she meets The Grimble Grumble Grimble for the very first time, Join Wren in her fun adventures that are all detailed in rhyme
  • Fame and Fortune Tellers

    by Todd Netland

    Todd Netland's book, "Fame and Fortune Tellers," is the story of one man's rise to the top, almost overnight, in the music business. Randy Miller is a young choral teacher who encounters a spiritualist at the tag end of a mini-vacation who prophesizes a sudden rise to stardom for this school choir teacher. These predictions come true, but it turns out to be a life of emptiness, joylessness, and conflict for Randy and his family. Other characters enter into the story who all ... more

  • Remember How It Rained: River Saga Book Two

    by K. Lyn Wurth

    Available January 27, 2017

    Remembering, where justice begins Divided in childhood but children no more, Margaret Rose, Jack and Kuruk answer the echoes of childhood loves, memories and voices. Power is shifting in Darkwater Creek, old crimes cry out for justice and Nebraska’s deadliest floodwaters gather in the west. Book Two of the River Saga, Remember How It Rained continues Seven Kinds of Rain’s voices of innocence, corruption, courage and justice on the Great Plains. It ... more

  • Seven Kinds of Rain: River Saga Book One

    by K. Lyn Wurth
    Three Orphans Seek Shelter in the Trees On a southern Nebraska prairie in 1919, in small-town Darkwater Creek, an abandoned housemaid with vaudeville memories, a railroad magnate’s neglected son, and a runaway Pawnee boy come of age where money is power, the right name brings privilege, and the color of your skin can make you disappear.
  • The Darkwater Liar's Account

    by K. Lyn Wurth
    A Dark Adventure Written Between the Lines. London, 1930 Alpine Bavaria, 1936 Darkwater Creek, Nebraska 1968 Love and lies led young Bridget into Nazi entanglement, through war-torn Europe, and across an ocean to her Nebraska farm. With secrets under the floor and graves in her garden, Bridget’s a double wife living a double life. Her crimes are leagues behind her, but as civil rights unrest and assassinations divide her new nation, genetic illness shakes her and a legacy of retribu... more
  • Vent: A Reader Participation Book

    by Robert K. Swisher Jr.
    Controversial, groundbreaking, and highly acclaimed VENT is the first ever reader participation book. During the story about two totally diverse people accidentally meeting and subsequently forming a heartwarming relationship, the reader is asked to circle either YES or NO to questions that run the gauntlet from the pertinent, to the ridiculous, and at times scandalous topics we obsess and frustrate ourselves over. Following the questions are several blank lines to write your personal opinion on... more
  • Pickett House

    by Linda S. Browning

    Pickett House is about loss, starting over, growing up, and falling in love. Elizabeth Pickett died peacefully at the age of ninety six in the family mansion known as Pickett House. However, a ninety six-year-old woman was not always a ninety six-year-old woman. She was once a little girl…a teenager…and a grown woman.

    The last of her line, Elizabeth left her estate and mansion to the town of Bigby, Tennessee for the purpose of establishing a Bed & Breakfast. The town of Bi... more

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