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  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Broken Valor

    by Angel Giacomo
    Duty. Honor. Country. The motto by which Major Harry Russell lived as a United States Army Special Forces officer. How does he move forward when his entire life has been turned on its head? Everything Harry worked toward all his life is gone. Gone like his foot in a nighttime mortar attack. Gone like his career since the Army kicked him out as worthless dead weight. Gone like his friends, missing on a secret mission. All he has now is himself. And as a Vietnam veteran, that may not be enough.
  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Duty, Honor, and Courage

    by Angel Giacomo
    Danger lurks in the shadows, danger that threatens not only Colonel Jackson MacKenzie and his friends but the American way of life. MacKenzie’s honor and his freedom were stolen from him once. Now a disgraced soldier, he must risk his life and his freedom in a fight to save his friends, his country, and himself. Or will the real traitor destroy everything Jackson holds dear?
  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Peace at a Cost

    by Angel Giacomo
    War – What happens to the soldiers who fight them? Do they just go home and ride off into the sunset? Do they return to their families and a normal life? Or do they have an internal war? Trying to come to terms with what happened to them and their buddies in a war that no one wanted. Scars made not only outside but inside. Called baby killer, murderer and so many others vile names. Ignored and sometimes abused by the very system they gave their oath and sometimes their lives to protect. Lt. Colo... more
  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Brothers In Arms

    by Angel Giacomo
    Duty – Service – Love of country – Honor – Dreams – Family. Those words mean everything to young Michael “Mikey” Roberts. From a small Kansas town, Mikey wants to find his path in life. To accomplish that he joins the United States Army. During his first tour of duty in Vietnam, he found his path…medicine. He became a Special Forces medic. However, in war that path can fork many times. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Mikey finds more horror than he expected and learns more abo... more
  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Forged in Fire and Blood

    by Angel Giacomo
    USMC Camp Pendleton, 1951. Jackson Joseph MacKenzie, a seventeen-year-old with a calling, enlists in the US Army. He finds himself hip-deep in the muddy trenches, machine gun nests, human wave attacks, and artillery barrages in the Korean War. Does he have the resiliency to keep moving toward his dream after watching his friends die? Is he a leader or a follower? Will he fold under pressure? Or rise to the top? Questions he must answer before reaching for that coveted prize, an appointment to We... more
  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: In the Eye of the Storm

    by Angel Giacomo
    War - It changes everyone and everything it touches. But especially the men who live in the trenches. Who fight the battles. Lt. Colonel Jackson Joseph MacKenzie is one of those men. He grew up in the shadow of a legendary Marine. Part of a family tradition to serve, he joined the United States Army. His first war - Korea -taught him death the hard way, both personal and professional. His second - Vietnam - never-ending pain. And betrayal by those above him. Those he trusted. His superiors. Give... more
  • Danger Peak

    by Michael Thomas Perone

    What's on top of Danger Peak? That's what 13-year-old Robert Kin and his two best friends, wisecracking and loyal Chris and sweet but put-upon Rinnie, want to find out in their small suburban town of the late 1980s. The three teens are members of the motorbike-racing club the Wild Boars, and with the inadvertent help of their eccentric technology teacher, Dr. Howard (who prefers to be called “Doctor,” not “Mister,” thank you very much), they build Robert a bett... more

  • Me: A Salsa Dancer

    by Michael Hickman

    The story is about Roscoe born into a family-Grandparents and parents-who loves to dance salsa. Roscoe would love to follow the fun, family tradition. However, dancing makes him nervous. Roscoe's family has plans to dance during their vacation. They offer him advice on dancing. He remains inhibited. One day his friend Sara sees him doing something that looks like dancing. She shares the good news that he can learn how to dance at the library. The library is having a special event with a reput... more

  • Just Off Elysian Fields

    by Woodlief Thomas
    Antoine, a thirty-something New Orleanian, needs to find meaning. He’s out of prison and trying to carve out a life, but he remains crippled by guilt and drink. This all changes when he learns his aged best friend Pharoah, a semi-homeless street performer, is dying. Pharoah’s last wish is for Antoine to find his estranged nineteen-year-old daughter Maybelle, with whom Pharoah has not spoken for fourteen years. Maybelle, a dreamer from New Orleans’ tough Sixth Ward, fled the city a month and a ha... more
  • The Ugly Secrets of Private Roy

    by Edward Roy

    After much internal conflict and against the wishes of Malcolm X, Private Edward Roy (The Milkman), joined the Army and marched directly into the center of America’s most momentous events: The assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. Was there a connection between these killings and who was really responsible? The author argues, that the government is withholding information vital to answering this and other hotly debated Ugly Secrets; as he takes the reader on a vivid... more

  • Squire, A Mascot's Tale

    by John M. Cunningham, Jr
    At the outbreak of the Civil War, and against his wife Rachel's pleadings, Captain Jesse Webb takes his beloved dog Squire to war as his regiment's mascot. By 1863, they're posted in Port Hudson, Louisiana. Here Jesse encounters his old rival for Rachel's hand, Colonel Hampton Lafayette Marsden, who'd killed Jesse's brother in a duel a few years earlier. Here, too, Squire kills a fighting bulldog in self-defense. The bulldog's owner, Aaron Blevin, conspires with Marsden against Squire and Jesse.... more
  • MEATPACKING

    by Michael Heslin

    Before the High Line Park there was a train that ran through their lives…

    Salome and her mother Max live in a Manhattan loft surrounded by Abstract Expressionist murals and views of the West Side Highway. It is a neighborhood of meatpacking plants and nightclubs and the echoes of ocean liners. Salome never learned to roller skate on cobblestones, but her playground is Mr. Zwerling’s hardware store and her best friend is a man who cannot speak.

    MEATPACKING is a do... more

  • The Last Single Woman In New York City

    by Lorraine Duffy Merkl
    A jilted executive at her most vulnerable falls prey to an anti-marriage guru.
  • Shapeless Summers

    by Hayden Thompson
    The novel’s middle-aged protagonist, William Greenwood, leaves his country of England behind and takes work in the South Pacific. Looking for a fresh start, he gives up his longtime career as a sea captain and becomes a data scientist and then a development program manager. Told in a first-person narrative, the book’s story portrays his six years in this region, intertwined with brief home visits, as an expedition in contemporary Pacific Island countries and a journey of self-discovery. He finds... more
  • Across the Battlefield: A Pawn's Journey

    by Jonathan Ferry
    In our first book, Across the Battlefield: A Pawn's Journey, we imagine what it might feel like to be a pawn in the game of chess. The rules of the game make it possible so that a mere pawn can one day become a queen, the strongest piece on the board. But the barriers to get there must seem overwhelming! Can you identify with a pawn who dreams of becoming a queen? Across the Battlefield aims to inspire children to pursue their goals no matter how impossible they may seem, all while teachin... more
  • Nebulous Enemies

    by Rea Keech
    Nebulous Enemies is a suspenseful story of love and intrigue in Afghanistan as foreign aid workers fear the looming withdrawal of American forces that protect them from the Taliban. In Baltimore, Roger’s wife suddenly disappears, and although their relationship was never normal, he leaves the States to pursue her in Afghanistan, suspecting she has run off with Lyle, a U.S. contractor working there. In Kabul he is shocked to find out the horrible crimes his wife and Lyle have committed. Lyle th... more

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