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  • Bouigainvillea Blues

    by Dublin Galyean
    Synopsis: Seen through his adult eyes, a peeping-tom 12-year-old discovers true love amidst emotional incest and dysfunction with a 60's soundtrack in the background. Bougainvillea Blues, set in San Diego, captures an America that had not yet begun to face the Vietnam anti-war movement in full force, before Camelot died with the assassination of John Kennedy, six years before Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were shot down, and just months before the cold war reached its terrifying apex in... more
  • A Wolf at the Gate

    by Mark Van Steenwyk

    The Blood Wolf prowls near the village of Stonebriar at night. She devours chickens and goats and cows and cats. Some say children are missing. But this murderous wolf isn’t the villain of our story; she’s the hero!

    The Blood Wolf hates humankind for destroying the forest, but an encounter with a beggar teaches her a better way to confront injustice. How will she react when those she loves are threatened?

    This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf explores ... more

  • A Squirrel's Tale

    by Richard Jones

    The countryside and conifer forests of South West Scotland stretch quietly and idyllically across the rolling landscape under a calm blue sky, home to the last major colony of red squirrels in Britain. As long as time itself, a natural order has governed this peaceful squirrel population. 

    That tranquility is shattered when Rusty, a juvenile red squirrel, witnesses the brutal murder of a small outlying Clan of Reds by a marauding army of invading grey squirrels.

    Abaddon,... more

  • I, James (The Eternity Series Book 2)

    by Mike Hartner

    James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.
    Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.
    Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?

    I, James is the second in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books. It's almost like looki... more

  • Bury Me Behind the Baseboard

    by Pavel Sanaev

    Eight-year-old Sasha lives with his grandparents and is going to rot away by the age of sixteen - or so his foul-mouthed Grandma says. He is not allowed to sweat, to run, to sleep without his tights - or to see his mother too often. Yet living with his mother is all Sasha really wants, despite her boyfriend being a blood-sucking midget, in Grandma’s words. This compelling story of broken families, of parental rivalries, and of suffocating love moves between farce and tragedy with remark... more

  • Hawser

    by J Hardy Carroll
    Hawser is the story of a B-17 bombardier caught in the maelstrom of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany. Filled with scenes of riveting combat and harrowing action, Hawser's vivid characters, accurate detail and realistic dialog bring the air war to life.
  • Girls Gone Great

    by Carolyn B. Berg & J Drew Brumbaugh
    Girls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to “go great” and surprise herself just like the heroines in these stories.
  • Burning Down Rome

    by Melodie Ramone
    BURNING DOWN ROME is the coming-of-age story of two lifelong friends who refuse to allow their dream to die. Joey Boldt and Aiden “Kid” Cade meet as children and grow up together dreaming the dream of becoming rock stars. The difference between them and so many others is that they have the talent to do it. Joining them on their quest are Cecily DeLuca, a wayward child of abuse seeking an escape, and Natasha Olejnik, a Ukrainian immigrant who has her own demons to overcome. Talent, determination ... more
  • After Forever Ends

    by Melodie Ramone
    Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until 1985 when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever. Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, ... more
  • The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility

    by Brent Robison
    A Web of Stories by Brent Robison. The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility weaves together the disparate lives of ordinary people as they stumble through tiny everyday epiphanies on their way from confusion and loss toward redemption. With structures both traditional and experimental, these thirteen linked stories explore the bonds of family; the impacts of religion; our intertwined struggles with grief, love, and addiction; the intangible circuits of influence that link us to strangers; and th... more
  • Virginia's Ring

    by Lynn Seldon
    Lauded by Pat Conroy, author of The Lords of Discipline and many other bestsellers, Virginia's Ring is a love letter to the Virginia Military Institute. Set in the pretty Shenandoah Valley town of Lexington and Virginia’s capital city of Richmond, the two main characters of Virginia’s Ring share their experiences at the Virginia Military Institute and beyond with poignancy and grace, serving as a reminder of how precious people, places, and life can be. Creatively narrated by both a male and fem... more
  • The Summer Before the Storm

    by Gabriele Wills
    It’s the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful. When Jack Wyndham, the destitute but charming son of a disowned heir, confronts his privileged family at their opulent cottage on Wyndwood Island in 1914, sparks fly and life will never be the same. He schemes to better himself through alliances with the Wyndhams’ elite social circle, as well as with his beautiful and audacious cousin, Victoria. But their charmed lives begin to unravel with the onset of the Great War... more
  • I, Walter (The Eternity Series Book 1)

    by Mike Hartner

    In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself? Especially given his family background?

    Walter Crofter was born in Elizabethan England, the youngest son of a poor family. After watching his father's fall and the suffering it caused Walter learns from a young age that favor is fleeting. Young Walter leaves home to find his own way and is swept away on one of the ships in service to the crown.

    ... more

  • Black Mariah

    by Heather Shaw
    On May 24, 1990, a bomb exploded in a car driven by two Earth First! environmental activists. The woman, Vera Green, was seriously wounded. Both she and her partner were immediatly arrested for terrorism. Five days later, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat received a letter from The Lord’s Avenger, claiming responsibility and lamenting the bomb’s failure to take Vera’s life. FBI agents in charge of the case ignored the letter. In fact, Vera had received over thirty death threats that summer, but t... more
  • Eve: In the Beginning

    by H. B. Moore
    Eve: In the Beginning The first love story on earth . . . Haunting . . . Lyrical . . . Unforgettable . . . In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who ... more
  • Nickerbacher, the funniest dragon

    by Terry John Barto

    A dragon named Nickerbacher guards a princess because his papa told him to. However, he practices his jokes on Princess Gwendolyn, as he yearns to be a stand-up comedian. The young dragon gets up the nerve to tell his papa about his aspirations and is told an unequivocal no.

    When Prince Happenstance shows up for the princess he expects to battle a ferocious dragon but Nickerbacher chooses to slay him with jokes instead of flames. The opponents manage to find common ground and ... more