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  • Super Alec - Just Like Him, I'm Adopted!

    by Deirdre Klein Ochipinti
  • How to Make a Baby: A Novel

    by Sadie Sumner
    An almost romantic novel about motherhood, marriage and making babies the modern way. How far would you go to have a baby? Monica has everything - a successful career and a stylish townhouse, a creative husband, a designer dog and a gay best friend – everything except a child. As she nears 40, baby fever hits her like the flu. Consumed by mommy ache and in a last attempt at motherhood Monica turns to deception, buys an egg, and hires Kavitha, a reluctant surrogate mother in India. There, in the ... more
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    by John Bell
    When Croatia becomes a Nazi puppet state in 1941, carefree young pilot Tony Babic finds himself forcibly aligned with Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Unbeknownst to Tony, his sweetheart Katarina and best friend Goran have taken the side of the opposing communist partisans. The threesome are soon to discover that love and friendship will not circumvent this war’s ideals. Downed by the Allies in the Adriatic Sea, Tony survives a harrowing convalescence in deplorable Italian hospitals and North African det... more
  • Chain-Smoking Vegetarians and Other Annoyances in L.A.

    by Sandra Ann Miller
    The only thing more annoying than being stuck in traffic, the blinding blitzkrieg of paps, or a chain-smoking vegetarian’s health rant, is having everything you ever wanted in the palm of your hand, and the rug swiftly pulled out from under you. El Patterson’s dreams were on the verge of coming true when a tragic twist of fate took it all away. Facing the official end of her early thirties, with not much to show for it, El has to find her footing, and the guts to go after the life she really wan... more
  • Temporary

    by Sandra Ann Miller

    Helen Clark won the lottery and lost everything. While it wasn't the "mega" jackpot, it was enough to change her life—quit her job as a starlet's assistant, start a new business and have success. However, her partner’s poor decisions brought that dream to an end, and Helen was left with less than nothing. But Helen Clark is a lucky lady. With a job offer from a former colleague, Helen finds herself in charge of permanent placement at a temporary agency specializi... more

  • No Hero's Welcome

    by Jeffrey K. Walker

    The horrors of the First World War devastated many a Dublin family and the well-known Brannigans decidedly were not spared. Struggling to get past their heartache, the family finds itself divided by both the rebellion against British rule and the wide Atlantic. Readers first met this provocative family through the eyes of eldest daughter, Deirdre, in None of Us the Same, the first book in the author's First World War and 1920s trilogy. Now discover the tenacity and inte... more

  • Truly Are the Free

    by Jeffrey K. Walker
    South Boston-native Ned Tobin has all the luck. Alive after the Somme, now an officer, he meets, beds and falls in love with the alluring Adèle Chéreaux, a half-English lycée teacher who gives herself fully to Ned. Their love affair is suddenly upended in 1917 when Ned is called home and Adèle flees the last German advance of the First World War. Harlem lawyer Chester Dawkins is a fine young man and a devoted brother. He dutifully joins a new regiment anxious to fight for their chance at valor... more
  • None of Us the Same

    by Jeffrey K. Walker
    Fiery Deirdre Brannigan had opinions on everything. She certainly hated the very idea of war in 1914. Childhood pals Jack Oakley and Will Parsons thought it a grand adventure with their friends. But the crushing weight of her guilty conscience pushes Deirdre to leave Ireland and land directly in the fray. Meanwhile the five friends from Newfoundland blithely enlist. After all, the war couldn't possibly last very long... They learn quickly how wrong they are and each is torn apart by the carnage ... more
  • Tricky Times

    by Laura Irelan
    Learning your multiplication facts doesn't have to be tricky. Adding a rhyme can make it fun and less icky. 2 x 3 is easy and cool, but 6 x 7 will make you drool. Turning math into fun and rhymes? Why yes, it's called Tricky Times!
  • Tango Lessons, A Novel by Adriana A. Diaz ISBN9780692932490

    by Adriana A. Diaz
    American born Raquel Carval is a beautiful fifty something woman who travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina from California after a painful divorce and the loss of her home. Questioning her ability to make a new life, she goes to Argentina intent on finding a lost uncle to reunite him with his dying sister, and intent on learning about Tango, a lost part of her cultural identity. Accepted as a student in the Academia del Tango, El Alef, Raquel enters the world of Tango and romance. Each day her exp... more
  • Aftershock

    by Tom Bentley

    Three Disaster Survivors Must Survive Each Other

    Wisecracking, ineptly lustful Hayden is the disgruntled proofreading coordinator at a large San Francisco leasing company. His big secret is that he's writing a novel that he hopes will change his fortunes.

    Megan, his prim, overachiever boss, a former editor at a publishing house, has a secret too: she's a closet alcoholic. Jacob, the homeless vet who begs outside their office, once a hopeless drunk himself... more

  • The Driver's Wife

    by S. K. Keogh
    A story of redemption and unconventional love. Leighlin Plantation offers Edward Ketch a new life, an opportunity to forsake his violent, troubled past and become a man worthy of respect and trust. But when a slave named Isabelle arrives, Ketch is drawn into a turbulent relationship that threatens the very peace he has struggled to attain. Isabelle has her own desires for a fresh start, but scurrilous gossip about her past undermines those hopes. She struggles to be accepted by Leighlin’s ... more
  • The Fortune

    by S.K. Keogh
    A deal with the devil... Jack Mallory has vowed to abandon his nefarious seafaring life to be with the woman he loves, but his final act of piracy leaves him facing the noose. His one chance at freedom: a deal with an old enemy, Ezra Archer, a wealthy Charles Town planter. Archer has his sights set on increasing his lands and securing a seat on the Carolina Assembly--and he will destroy anyone in his way. At first, Jack's pact with the ruthless planter seems benign--sail to Virginia to fet... more
  • The Alliance

    by S.K. Keogh
    Two pirates; sworn enemies. An alliance forged by blood… Jack Mallory sailed into Carolina waters seeking vengeance upon fellow pirate James Logan, the man responsible for his father’s murder and his mother’s kidnapping. But Jack never expected his well-laid plans to be foiled by a mere child: Logan’s precocious six-year-old daughter, Helen. A deathbed promise to her mother inexorably binds Jack to the child and robs him, at least temporarily, of his revenge against her father. But the two... more
  • The Prodigal

    by S. K. Keogh
    A story of relentless pursuit, betrayal, and revenge: As a young boy Jack Mallory knows horror and desolation when James Logan and his pirates murder his father and abduct his mother. Falsely accused of piracy himself, Jack is thrown into jail. He survives seven years in London’s notorious Newgate prison and emerges a hardened man seeking revenge. His obsession with finding his mother’s kidnapper drives him to the West Indies where he becomes entangled with a fiery young woman named Mari... more
  • Contemporary Bloody Literature: Stories & Poems

    by Martin Connolly
    This is a collection of five original stories interlaced with 18 original poems, all published here for the first time. Three of the stories involve situations which might be seen as playing with the idea of reality. One story is a straight narrative about human interaction. The final story concerns a fictional professor who delivers a lecture criticizing contemporary literature and publishing practices. As with most of the stories, there is a comedic edge to it. The poems range from observation... more

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