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  • Second Alibi: The Banality of Life

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Second Alibi: The Banality of Life is the sensational prequel to the groundbreaking Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography. Harnisch's The Banality of Life handles the backstory of Georgie, Ben, and Claudia, further incorporating the invisible studio audience introduced in Alibiography. Ben's confessions flourish, written once more in his noteworthy and imaginative style. Harnisch seduces the reader by presenting a genuine, eerie sense of dissociation from the story, and once again conveys the feeli... more
  • Appointments: A Novel of Life in Our Nation's Capital

    by David Carmell
    Seizing his opportunity after the 2014 elections, Alabama Senator Augustus Williams relentlessly pursues his dream, using every device at his disposal: to be the South’s first white Supreme Court Justice in decades. His four-year quest reverberates across the tangled web of Washington and national politics, with unforeseeable and sometimes devastating consequences. It irreversibly alters both his own life and the course of history.
  • Looping to the Limit

    by Ginney Etherton
    Lainey Tidwell, intrepid disciple of the distinguished caddie profession, strives to live up to the ideal. The reality, however, is a trap of chauvinistic, despicable practices that aren’t up to par. Guest assignments at Singing Bluffs Resort aren’t in full swing yet, more bag-packers are showing up every day, and getting a loop has become a nasty business. But at least the weather is better. So far, Lainey’s smarts have kept her out of serious scrapes, but it’s her smart mouth that could get... more
  • Star Sisters and the Best Seller

    by Jennifer Blecher
    K.J. Dowling has big dreams of writing a book. But when no one takes her seriously, she starts to doubt herself. It's Coco and Lucy to the rescue in an urban adventure in the city where dreams come true - NYC. Join the girls as they make their way through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, around Central Park and down 5th Avenue to show one special little girl that being different is a good thing and believing in yourself is even better. An inspiring read for everyone with big dreams.
  • Star Sisters and the Great Skate

    by Jennifer Blecher
    Figure skaters Nina and Tara have dreamed of going to the Olympics since they laced up their first pair of ice skates. But when Nina falls and hurts her knee the day of the qualifying competition, it turns out that her slip was more than just an accident. Join Coco and Lucy as they take to the ice to help a little girl learn a whole lot about sportsmanship, kindness, and the importance of saying "I'm sorry." Welcome to a whole new kind of reading fun!
  • Star Sisters and the Big Show

    by Jennifer Blecher
    Trina Fast loves to be up on stage with the microphone turned up high and her guitar in her hands. But when Trina writes a song about her friend Lake for the summer camp talent show that hurts Lake's feelings, she learns an important lesson about the power of her own voice. It's summertime and Coco and Lucy are ready to dive into the swimming pool and another great adventure about the meaning of friendship.
  • Finding Home

    by Jackie Weger
    Twenty-four year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride, neither of which she can trade for food or gas. A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe's mission in even worse jeopardy--until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. Alas, Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on hi... more
  • Diary of a Pissed Off Flight Attendant

    by Sydney Pearl
    A brash, funny, and downright ballsy ode to the ups and downs of life in the air. Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant is an eye opening, behind the scenes, indiscreet account based on almost two decades of aviation industry experience. Combining a unique blend of hilarious customer antics with the secrets behind the enviable lives of flight attendants and pilots, Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant provides an all-access pass for frequent flyers and novice travelers alike. Growing up, aut... more
  • Villagers

    by Brandy Schillace
    It's not easy being the only unofficial vampire at Newport News High-especially when your sister starts dating the local jock (and first-class jerk) Tony Peterson. Convinced that Tony is up to something, Jacob and his best friend Henry hatch a plan. Jake's investigative journalism doesn't break up Lizzy's romance, but it does lead him to some unexpected twists. Teaming up with co-newsie Trish Cohen, Jake and Henry take on a suspicious case of bike thefts-in between trips to the hospital for more... more
  • Tossed Off the Edge

    by Patrick Brown

    Indie author Patrick Brown has released his second book Tossed Off the Edge, a clever and hilarious sendup of the celebrity tell-all genre.

    The soap opera known as The Edge of Conflict has been keeping viewers tuned in every afternoon since 1970. The show was centered on the exploits and troubles of the very rich Knight Family of Hillvale. At the heart of this long-running drama is Regina, played by soap diva Sheila Wozniak, who grew from troubled teen to matriarch over the decades. ... more

  • Slammin'

    by Marcus Paul Cootsona
    SLAMMIN’ takes place in a different 2011. Fifty-three year-old tennis pro and family man, Wally Wilson is happily teaching Silicon Valley’s millionaires and billionaires at the double-wide estate of his temptress and benefactor, 17 year-old Ashley Margincall. But when Wally’s serve speed spikes and unidentified government agents appear, he begins a pro tennis odyssey that might lead him to the U.S. Open or the twisted nexus of a Grand Slam conspiracy. Strangely blessed, but always behind the ... more
  • London Eyes: Short Stories

    by Frances M. Thompson

    London Eyes is a collection of short stories set in London.

    Written by Guardian Top London Blogger Frances M. Thompson, London Eyes is a compilation of thought-provoking contemporary fiction inspired by the sights, sounds and souls of the world's most popular, and some say greatest, city.

    Meet the Wizard of Elephant & Castle who stirs a secret ingredient into the cocktails he serves in his bar, follow newly-divorced Georgina in The Tourist as she goes on a bus tour of the city... more

  • Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel

    by Frances M. Thompson
    Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is a collection of twelve quirky, charismatic and touching tales of travel. The inquisitive Ruth tells the story of The Lost Children of Gatwick Airport and in Max's Holiday we learn what a seven-year-old boy considers a "proper holiday" to be. In The Flowers Sleep Tonight, we meet Thomas and Carly, two solo travellers whose paths keep crossing... because that's exactly what Thomas wants. A spontaneous plan to elope is revealed in The Runaways and Ho... more
  • High Wind to Idaho: An Historical Airship Adventure

    by Rod Barclay
    Set during the nation's first UFO scare of 1896, Japanese boy steals a ride on a secret balloon and is blown over the Pacific Ocean to Idaho amid rumors of Martian Invaders and Alien abduction. Befriended by Idaho farm boy and family, who help him return pursued by zealous sheriff, a female Pinkerton detective and a vengeful Japanese army officer. Story based on actual events and technology of Japanese balloon bombs during WWII.
  • Things Grak Hates

    by Peter J Story

    Grak hates things. Lots of things. And with a peculiar intensity too.

    Grak’s contempt is so strong, in fact, that it often leaves his fellow tribesmen bewildered. And when attempting to describe his personality, they find themselves in need of words with greater nuance. “Neurotic” is typically used. “Sociopath” and “narcissist” are also common terms. The most popular descriptor, however, is “pathological.”

    Grak, on the other ha... more

  • Looping in Limbo

    by Ginney Etherton
    She was prepared for the storms. But it’s the calms that could crush her. As her first season as a professional caddie winds down, Lainey Tidwell struggles to keep her dream alive at Singing Bluffs Resort. She may have a knack for guiding golfers around hazards on the links, but the unpredictable, nervewracking bouts of low-season blues are harder to avoid. Worries about money, men, and her unchecked mouth take their toll on this independent, yet conflicted, scrapper. Like a golfer with the ... more