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  • The Phoenix Syndrome

    by Claire Gem
    Turning forty, for research tech Lannie Marvin, is rough. She discovers her husband is leaving her. Then a crazed lab mouse brutally bites her. So Lannie snaps. She heads out to chase an old dream—a music career—and a new crush: the drummer of a heavy metal band. Drummer Tristan Allard holds a benefit every year in memory of his late wife. He’s beginning to doubt his ability to write the band’s music without his wife’s inspiration – she was also his muse. Plus, he’s damn lonely. So when Lanni... more
  • 9781460259863

    by Ulla Jordan
    The eyes of the world are on Finland in November 1939, as its Winter War with Russia turns into a classic David and Goliath struggle. When Tom Henderson, a North American journalist, goes to Finland to cover the war he has no idea how far the assignment will take him. His relationships with Tina, a young Finnish woman, and Paul, her fiancé fighting at the front, escalate quickly and change all their lives.
  • Marcea of the Dust: The Lost Girls

    by Jules Cooper
    Marcea of the Dust finds our heroine, Marcea, walking a fine moral line between the emotional trauma of her childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her father and her response to other young women, whom she stumbles across accidentally in the sex trade of Mexico. Marcea’s actions challenge the lives of those around her, especially those of Collo and Drayson, her loving, fearless stepparents. Seeking refuge with nine young female victims of the sex trade, she turns to her stepparents’ organic ... more
  • Stormwind of the North Country

    by Jodi Auborn
    Fourteen-year-old Kat lives with her widowed father, Luke, and younger brother, Dave, in their remote country farmhouse. She loves exploring the forest surrounding her house, and taking horseback riding lessons at the stable down the road. Her free-spirited father had taught her to love the natural world, and she considers herself a true outdoor girl. After making a shocking discovery one morning, Kat struggles to rescue Stormwind, her favorite horse at the stable, from its abusive owner. The... more
  • Fair Share

    by Steven Lane Smith
    Tormented by guilt and fear, naive pet salesman Dan Downey runs away to his deadbeat dad in Oregon in search of forgiveness and asylum. Dan partners up for the journey with his polar opposite, Codwell Gutterman, a rich, selfish womanizer bound for Oregon to stalk lawyer Connie Flynn. Bound together by a common destination, Dan and Codwell are trapped in a purgatory of conflicting world views. The friction between them reaches a flash point when they fall in love with the same fantasy girl. A... more
  • Honeysuckle Holiday

    by kathleen jacobs
    Honeysuckle Holiday centers on the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Lucy. It takes place in the south, in the 1960s. Lucy struggles internally to come to terms with her parents' sudden and mysterious divorce. She finds herself thrust -- almost overnight -- from a world of comfort and privilege into one of near marginality. When her mother hires a black woman to help her, the situation intensifies. As the story progresses, Lucy learns the mystery behind her parents' divorce -- her father'... more
  • Black Sun, Red Moon: A Novel of Java

    by Rory Marron

    Japan’s sudden surrender ends World War II but triggers the Indonesian declaration of independence from the Netherlands, catching the returning Dutch and ‘Southeast Asia’s peacekeepers’, the British, by surprise.

    In a chaotic, mistrustful peace the Japanese are ordered to defend the white colonial order. Recent foes have no choice but to become allies…of a kind. In greatest peril are 80,000 European women and children interned by the Japanese. Defenceless,... more

  • Holding Out for a Zero

    by Heather Wardell

    "I'm doing the right thing, not feeding myself. It's the only thing I can do, so I will do it. Gloria can somehow have the energy I don't take in, and it will help her stay alive."

    Twenty years ago, fourteen-year-old Valerie rushed off for lunch with her boyfriend instead of properly putting away a packet of balloons, and her little brother choked to death on his third birthday. In response, Valerie locked down every aspect of her life so she could never lose control like that ... more

  • Sorrel and Myriana

    by Evelyn Sun
    Pain begets insanity. Insanity begets love. Love begets pain. It is 1932, and the City of Dalltop is teeming with corruption. In the dead of night, a woman cries for help, but none turn an ear to her pleas. She scuttles through the lost buildings under their leaky roofs for shelter, but they always come. They dress as dark as the night and hide in the shadows. She pierces her feet in mileage and tears her clothes in desperation, but they always find her. Myriana was a rich young ... more
  • A Quiet Place

    by Joy Washington
    A Quiet Place is a riveting novel about three best friends; Ruby, Ginger, and Tori who have set goals for themselves, and hope to obtain them by summers end. Ginger hits the ground running with her fashion designer dream, and Ruby works along side her mother in her salon hoping that playboy Solomon Garrett will finally take notice. Tori's goal lays dormant as she struggles to find her purpose. However, everything changes when Cameron Moseley, a handsome stranger rolls into town. Suddenly the... more
  • Mobydyptera

    by Richard Average
    Mobydyptera is a seafaring rollercoaster ride told in erudite pipe-in-cheek style. It is the story of a young follower of the obscure philosopher Catallanus, at odds with family and friends who finds himself shanghaied aboard a strange ship where darkness, distrust and worst-case scenarios seem to be lurking behind every mast and bulkhead… until he enlists the aid of a pair of Greek seaman…and things just get curiouser and curiouser… ... more
  • The (In)elegant Struggle of Breaking Paradigms

    by D, Helene
    Populated by a cast of zany characters, including an embezzling minister, a vegan bully and a wannabe musician, this novel follows main character Toni Kelly as she tries to navigate a thicket of crazy living situations in Orange County, CA. This novel is the sequel to Diary of a 99%-er: The Struggle Between Survival and Creative Self Expression. Like the first novel, it's set against the backdrop of OC and features several of the diverse and beautiful places here. Also, like the first novel, i... more
  • #BabyLove: My Toddler Life

    by Corine Dehghanpisheh

    In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a new children’s picture book by Corine Dehghanpisheh, a curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone!

    When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.

    Her simple reminder:  Put down our phones.

    #BabyLove: My Toddler Life ... more

  • Final Departure: Death is never on time

    by Jeff Walton
    Final Departure delivers a message: Take eternity seriously. Spurred by an interest in near-death experiences, Jeff Walton distills current research into a novel about mortality and Christianity. Set in the Charlotte Douglas Airport, the story begins with retired NCIS Special Agent Dan Lucas, who gets ensnarled in a debate about religion with atheist Ben Chernick. Walton, a NCIS veteran, injects the mindset of a counterintelligence professional into Lucas, who provides glimpses into the world ... more
  • Hanky-Pank

    by R.F. Sharp
    DIME and ROXANNE were prom dates ten years before but Dime, always looking for quick and easy money, gravitated to direct sales and currently sells cemetery lots door to door for a mob connected company. Roxanne became the euthanasia person at the local animal shelter, a job she enjoys a bit too much. Roxanne is obsessed with Dime and a bit crazy. Dime’s legal troubles escalate when he agrees to act as bodyguard for his boss in a business meeting which gets out of hand and now is being sought by... more
  • The Lady Leathernecks

    by Chiara Kelly
    When painfully shy Starbucks barista Allyn Kend joins the Marines, she capsizes those who thought they knew her best. The only thing that makes sense is that her fiancé Eliot was already a Lance Corporal. However, when she meets truckstop evangelist Jess Kellerman, Korean linguist Bibi Shim and Palm Beach hotel heiress Syth Sangiorgio at boot camp on Parris Island, her whole concept of whom and what a Marine should be is broken down and rebuilt, along with her own humanity. Each sister has a ... more