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  • Carpe Diem, Illinois

    by Kristin A. Oakley
    For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend ove... more
  • Back In Town

    by Marc A. Di Giacomo
    The small town of Hutchville, New York is turned upside down. No longer is it the quaint, sleepy, suburb of New York City. Detective Matt Longo is back on the job and embroiled in his latest nightmare. Further complicating matters is the revelation of his partner’s corruption and organized crime ties; Donny Mello has left a bitter trail of lies and deceit. With his kid brother and newly promoted Detective Franny Longo by his side, will Matt be able to put his past behind him? Special Agent Cyn... more
  • In A Small Town

    by Marc A. Di Giacomo
    The shotgun blast catches Detective Matt Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference. While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone "connected," a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question Donny about his family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello return in time to help Matt Longo catch his... more
  • Pawns in the Dark

    by Tyler Morgan
    What do you get when you cross the world's most notorious gangster-turned-music-mogul, two assassins, a reclusive billionaire who hasn't been seen publicly in years, a few less-than-lily-white Senators, a crooked policeman, a rising music star, and finally, an ex-FBI agent that is hell-bent on finding his wife's killer? You get an action-packed adventure, in which each of the participants painfully learns the truth — that they are mere pawns in someone else’s game, that their destinies are inext... more
  • Summer's Winter

    by Robin Johns Grant
    When Jeanine finally connects with film star Jamie Newkirk, the object of her obsession, will it be a dream come true? Or will she be pulled into his family's nightmare of secrets, control, and death? At age ten, preacher's daughter Jeanine fell in love with young movie star Jamie Newkirk and the character he played--Danny Summer. Jeanine believed God Himself promised Jamie would be part of her life--that he would rescue her from boring rural Georgia. But eleven years later, she's graduating... more
  • T. S. Livingston and the Mystery at Madame Molineaux's

    by Violet Selborne
    Twin sisters Maddie and Jo Livingston have spent their lives traveling the world with their famous archaeologist parents. But when the Livingstons’ work takes them on a mysterious year-long excavation in Siberia, much too dangerous for two twelve-year-old girls, Maddie and Jo are whisked off to a castle in Switzerland, where they find themselves piecing together a mystery of their own. Madame Molineaux’s School for Girls is filled with interesting students and professors from all over Europe... more
  • Believe Like a Child

    by Paige Dearth
    Believe Like A Child, is about a young girl who is raped by her live-in uncle and becomes a teenage runaway. Alessa, the protagonist, becomes homeless on the streets of Philadelphia where she meets three people who change her life forever. This is a horror story with elements of endurance and selflessness. In terms of content, I’d put this book in the category of The Girl Next Door and Bastard Out of Carolina.
  • Lucky Sevens

    by Cynthia Vespia
    Luca “Lucky” Lucazi is a man who lives for the job, until the job starts to threaten his life. A former Navy Seal, Lucky is ideal as the head of security for Lucky Sevens Casino. But when major names at the casino start falling victim to deadly and suspicious "accidents" Lucky must find out if a crazed killer is on the loose. Now Lucky must fight his way through a cast of eccentric characters only Las Vegas could spawn, and his own battle with alcoholism, before his lover Brooklyn - the sweethea... more
  • Debridement

    by Sean Dow
    When Dr. Jack Hastings is slapped with a frivolous malpractice suit he devises a plan to rid himself of the problem-permanently. The plan requires him to pull off the greatest career switch in history, from dedicated physician to cold-blooded hit-man. The plan goes well, the suit disappears, but the consequences are far greater than he could have imagined.
  • In The Midst of a Predator

    by R E Swirsky
    This very short story was originally intended to be the forward of my next book Wish Me from the Water (Late Jan 2013). I felt there was enough character on both sides with both young Bobby and the man who befriends him at the fairgrounds, that I found myself compelled to expand on how they meet and what follows. What happened that night on the fairgrounds is an important event in both Bobby's and the man's life. It was only the culmination of circumstance and coincidence that allowed th... more
  • Bumstead's Well

    by R E Swirsky

    Bumstead's Well Book One. The dare was simple. Spend one night down at the bottom of Bumstead's well. But Vincent's friends fail to return at the agreed time.

    Alone and shivering in darkness, Vincent Pattison reflects on his short life; how his mother ditched him at the age of ten onto his grandparents, how his Gram's dementia has worsened since he rushed off to college, and how his elderly Gramps seems burdened taking care of his Grams all on his own.

    The Pattison... more

  • The Bluffington Four

    by R E Swirsky
    An intriguing tale follows Francine Esterro as she is suddenly confronted with events from her past. It was decades ago that she and three other art students stumbled cross a device in an attic sending them all fatefully back in time. The memories are painful as she is forced to relive the tragedies that occurred as they struggled to find their way home. Her only true love was lost in tragedy.
  • Extreme Malice

    by ray swirsky
    She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business. Was it the perfect murder?
  • Wish Me From the Water

    by R E Swirsky

    A young boy commits suicide. The town folk believe it was another result of bullying but two brothers discover the truth and decide to take matters into their own hands.

    (Warning: This novel contains material about sexual abuse of children and domestic physical abuse. Although there is no graphic content some may still find the content disturbing).

  • The President's Ultimatum

    by john cavi
    When GERALD W. BURKE, the president of the United States, gives the leaders of Israel and Palestine an ultimatum to settle the conflict on his terms—or else, he triggers a chain reaction that threatens his presidency and his life. Opposition to his Israeli policy is voiced by Congress, ALPAC—the powerful Israeli lobby, and al-Qaeda and the Israeli Conservative Alliance who conspire to scuttle the agreement by any conceivable means, including assassination. At the center of the action is ARI BUG... more
  • The Proffer-LetMe Count The Ways

    by john cavi
    John Giordano, the former associate US attorney who successfully prosecuted the five NY crime families—known as the Commission Case— in the trial of the century, is selected by the president to run as the law and order candidate for the NY Senate. Giordano’s life gets complicated when he receives a visit from his former lover, Paula Fasano—the grand daughter of a Mafia Don—with whom he had a secret love affair thirty-five years ago. Accused of first-degree murder of her husband, Paula asks Jo... more

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