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  • Tasker Tusker Tasker

    by Bill Reed
    Suddenly, John Tasker is a divided, but enjoined, man. Physically, he is running from the law while hunting down his own father, just as his father used to track down the wild tuskers in Sri Lanka. Mentally, he is tracking down his murderous brother’s enemies with a strange and deadly efficiency. It is not the realization that his own milieu is suddenly pulling him towards the cliff’s edge. It is suddenly being able to see though his twin’s mind’s-eye into the inner workings of a truly violen... more
  • Are You Human?

    by Bill Reed
    The mother of Jimmy Massey knew the same nothing about any Pieter Garel Swensen walking into the Sri Lankan sea and coming out the next day, so was said, as she did about the thirteen-year-old girl who, reportedly, was making all the predictions about the murders of the priests which were proving true across Asia and Australasia. Nor did the mother of Jimmy Massey have any clue as to why her own Jimmy, a simple taxi-driver, got killed along with the priest in Cairns Cathedral that Easter. But... more
  • Awash

    by Bill Reed
    He was so good at Serious Matters, but the trouble was people kept dying around him. It didn’t help that the precocious teenager who claimed she was the rightful owner of his body kept nagging him even while they floated, locked in each other, along the shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean. Shissakes, he couldn’t even gag on life without someone complaining! He shouldn’t have shouted ‘Left!’ instead of that wrong ‘Right!’ to send his Humvee into an Afghani roadside bomb. He shouldn’t have left ... more
  • A Beast No More: Emerging from the Middle State

    by Phyllis Magold
    On a day in June of 1950, three baby girls are born at the same time, in the same hospital. Baby Brigid goes home to a middle-class, lily-white west Cleveland suburb where her Hungarian firefighter father and Irish homemaker mother instill traditional Catholic values. Baby Babs grows up in Shaker Heights, an upper-class east Cleveland suburb where her Jewish father, a NASA astrophysicist, and her German Catholic mother, a NASA scientist, provide a stimulating life of intellectual inquiry, even a... more
  • No Landscape Lasts Forever

    by Amber Colleen Hart

    In No Landscape Lasts Forever, Amber Hart explores the interior landscapes of unforgettable characters, some down-and-out, and some who hold tenaciously to their small territories by ragged fingernails. Other stories transport the reader via magnificent flights of the imagination to places never before seen. All of the places—those shockingly real and those that can be reached only by utilizing the mind’s eye—are powerfully rendered. Hart also displays her keen sense of humo... more

  • Three Best Friends

    by Robbin Miller
    A new community playground opens up where Max and his two best friends, Sophia and Dimetrius, are excited to play together. Once the ribbon is cut, Max's wheelchair gets stuck in the wood chips as he struggles to push himself to join his friends. After facing a humiliating experience, Max is determined to play with his two best friends in their new community playground.
  • Thunder an Elephants Journey book three Hope Haven

    by Erik Daniel Shein and Melissa Davis
    Thunder III An Elephant's Journey HOPE HAVEN A story of perseverance and courage… Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than he bargained for. He must find the courage... more
  • Nickerbacher

    by Terry John Barto
    Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. Hoping to prove to his father - and the world - that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens.
  • Jack's Awesome Adventure

    by Dr. Peter J. Isikwe
    It's not your typical summer day for Jack at his grandma Tessy's house. Join Jack as he takes you on a journey of a not so typical summer day while visiting his grandma. While facing many challenges, Jack is still determined to finish what he started. Jack worked really hard on Grandma Tessy's birthday card all summer so he could give it to her on her birthday. Little did he know, he was in for a huge surprise that day. Jack remembered all the things his grandma taught him and used them during h... more
  • Chameleons

    by Marcus A. Nannini

    Chameleons’ approach to the “date which will live in infamy” is from the seldom-seen perspective of an Imperial Japanese Navy midget submariner. The author sets forth a strong argument that members of the Imperial Japanese Navy succeeded in melding into the local Japanese population, never to be discovered.

    In focusing on who, perhaps, is the ultimate “illegal alien” Marcus Nannini turns our attention to Lieutenant (junior grade) Masaharu Yokoyama. Yokoyama... more

  • Cancelled: The Ultimate October Surprise

    by Michael Pinsky
    A President who fears for his legacy takes steps to cancel the national election. A retired general stumbles upon the plot and the race against time begins. Can the President, with the aid of a compliant press and an ill-informed public pull off the coup of the century? With stories ripped from today's back pages of the news, plus over 20 predictions that have come to pass since the book was finished in early September, 2016, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Vanished: A Novel

    by N. V. Baker

    Cassie Robinette, a young American traveling overland around the world, arrives in Kabul in August 1978 and meets two other travelers. Twelve days later, they cross the Afghan border together into Iran. Meanwhile, her friend Jack Hunter waits for a letter about meeting her in Istanbul. None comes. In time, he sadly assumes she has moved on without him. But 29 years later, when he tries to locate her again, he can find no trace. Sometime in September 1978, she vanished. Determined now to find ... more

  • Too Many Things!

    by tracy bryan
    Jamie's parents love to shop, but he thinks they have too many things. He'll do whatever it takes to keep his family from the stores this weekend. Can Jamie show his parents that they have more than they need? What will they do with the stuff they already have? Find out if Jamie can help make his home, community and the world just a little bit better!
  • Being "Sy"

    by David M. Antebi
    Being “SY” is a story about one man’s passage through life and his struggle to come to grips with the beliefs and mores of the community he loves, the Syrian Jews of Brooklyn, New York; a community which has now expanded to New York City, Deal, New Jersey, and Southern Florida, and whose population has grown to nearly 100,000. With clashes between faith and fact, it is also a tale of self-examination and emotional healing. The protagonist, Daniel Dweck, a wealthy real estate investor, also face... more
  • Love and Crime: Stories

    by V.S. Kemanis

    Loves big and small, crimes forgiven or avenged. These are the themes that drive the eleven diverse stories in this new collection of psychological suspense from storyteller V.S. Kemanis.

    Meet the husband and wife team Rosemary and Reuben, master chefs known to sprinkle a dash of magic into every dish. Lucille Steadman, a dazed retiree who can’t explain why she’s left her husband, only to discover, too late, the meaning of love and commitment in the most surprising place. Fr... more