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Book: Lady Joe by Mark Saha
"Jim was crazy about his wife, but worried that he could not hold on to such a smart and attractive girl." Lee Estes is left in charge of the Walker place while the trainers are on the road, and somehow manages to lose a champion cutting horse scheduled to be picked up by a buyer. The unsophisticated buyer only wants Lady Joe as a trophy horse to impress guests in his back yard, so Lee buys a [...]
 
Book: Justice for Caleb (California Series) by Edward Petty
California Series, Vol. 2 - When Adam's friend Caleb is murdered, the victim of a hate crime behind a gay bar, the young man vows to find his killer. In this sequel to DIARY OF A TEENAGED HUSTER, Seth returns to help Adam seek the killer of his one-time lover. Together the two young men track a killer and attend a murder trial - Strong Adult Content. Only for sale to 18 and older.
 
Book: Trail of Deceptions by Beverly Mendenhall
The ward of a fanatical preacher, Jade Morgan is desperate for freedom. When a shiftless gambler befriends her and stands wrongly accused of taking her innocence, she weds him, demanding a divorce when they arrive in Weaverville, California, where a job awaits her. Rand Hollilday attempts to prepare Jade for a life of independence during their journey. As her spirit blossoms, so does her [...]
 
Book: California Motorcycle Accident Handbook by Edward Smith
You've been in a motorcycle crash. Something you didn't expect when you woke up this morning. I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer and I've been handling motorcycle crashes since 1982. I wrote this book so that California motorcyclists can understand what comes next. In fact, you may already have some of the following questions. How do I get my motorcycle repaired? Is it best to go [...]
 
Book: Who Let The Ghosts Out? by Stephen Gray
This is a ghost story with a serious moral lesson, about an actual event and place. A Civil War veteran, Admiral Casper, becomes a federal whistle blower. He is upset about being forgotten in an unmarked grave, in a desecrated cemetery, that is now a city dog park. For almost fifty years this federal crime went unreported. MASS DESECRATION OF VETERANS GRAVES.
 
Book: Gold - A tale of the California gold rush by Steve Bartholomew
The year is 1850. Rumors of gold in California turn out to be true. Thousands of people board ships or travel cross-country by wagon train to head for the mines. In New York City, young Marcus Gale, would like to join them, if only to escape his gambling debts. Too bad he doesn't have money for a ticket-or a square meal. He jumps at the chance for a berth as stoker on a sidewheel steamer headed [...]
 
Book: California Transit - Stories by Diane Lefer
"From the world that could not be saved, the storyteller salvages small, strange stuff and assembles it into a narrative of alarming beauty and mystery and sadness." from the introduction by Carole Maso Southern California: land of dislocation and assimilation, a place Diane Lefer knows well. In California Transit, she uses conversational prose and macabre wit to zero-in on a Mexican woman [...]
 
Book: An Emperor Among Us - The Eccentric Life and Benevolent Reign of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, as Told by Mark Twain by David St. John
As cigar smoke hangs heavy in Mark Twain's sitting room, the members of the Monday Evening Club eagerly await his presentation, which they think will be the reading of his paper The Decay of the Art of Lying. Instead, Twain changes his mind and enthralls his audience with the true tale of one man's unconventional and fascinating journey through life. It is 1849 when a thirty-one-year-old Jewish [...]
 
Book: Predictions (Airwaves) by Kim Carmichael
Trying to change her outlook, meteorologist, Charlotte Bernard, came to California for a change of seasons. When she took the job as Weather Forecaster for KCLA she didn't realize their ratings were falling like raindrops and weather doesn't truly exist in the Sunshine State. Cameraman, Jake Wells, is on a mission to save the station where he used to run around as a kid on the studio lot, and the [...]
 
Book: Diary of a Teenage Hustler by Edward Petty
Ricky Devlin is thrown out of his house by his abusive and alcoholic father. He sleeps for a night under an overpass. He awakens the next morning, and he walks into a nearby eatery to have his breakfast. He meets someone while there who he later sees to be money-hungry and unseemly. He's naive, and yet he's smart enough to realize that this man named Austin Kellogg isn't exactly looking out for [...]
 
Book: Terra's Nite Out by Quanah Edwards
With dark hair, green eyes, round hips, and natural breasts, Terra stands out among a sea of blue eyed blondes with boob jobs. She catches the eye of a few of the party goers. Watch as she hooks up with a current IT boy, a former child star who is now a divorced dad of two, and a couple. I was inspired to write this after I entered a contest on lushstories.com about the VIP lifestyle. After the [...]
 
Book: Beyond the Ivory Tower by Jill Blake
If there's one thing math professor Anna Lazarev believes in, it's the value of higher education. So when her younger sister announces she's dropping out of college, Anna places the blame squarely on the man who inspired her sister's rebellion. Venture capitalist Ethan Talbot claims the US academic system is broken. His solution? Pay top students to "opt out" and pursue their entrepreneurial [...]
 
Book: Taken Away by Patricia Yager Delagrange
Jessee Bradford, a respected young veterinarian in Santa Barbara, California, comes home to find his wife Serena and baby daughter Sofia missing. Jessee fears they have been kidnapped or worse. The FBI investigators believe his wife, the only daughter of a wealthy philanthropist who never approved of their marriage, simply abandoned Jessee and took their child with no intention of returning. [...]
 
Book: All About Eve - The California Tales by Nathan de Ravin
Set in a modern day Californian high school with everyday people and situations, the protagonist, Rachel Levinson, finds her life becoming anything but every day when she researches an local urban legend for a school paper. Could the legend be true? As she digs deeper, uncovering dangerous family secrets along the way, Rachel finds herself facing a head on collision with a vengeful spirit, but [...]
 
Book: Dreaming of Laughing Hawk by Linda Katmarian
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Compulsion Reads. Find Dreaming of Laughing Hawk listed in the Compulsion Reads Endorsed Book Library at www.compulsionreads.com/books. Do you love a romantic suspense novel with complex characters, vivid scenes, and fast-paced dialog and action? A story you want to live in? In 1964 Elizabeth Leigh is looking forward to college, escape from her unhappy home, and the [...]
 
Book: Without a Net by Jill Blake
Eva has always played it safe...and where has it gotten her? Betrayed by her husband, left alone to raise her young son, and struggling to keep head above water, the last thing she needs is another philandering male. Max has always pursued adventure...until he's sidelined by an accident. While recovering from his injuries, he discovers that the biggest adventure of his life may be closer than he [...]
 
Book: What Happens Next? A Life's True Tale by Billy Ray Chitwood
A non-fictional memoir that covers the author's time in East Tennessee and his whirlwind education in the big world of neon lights, gin mills, pretty ladies, acting, television, stage, and film. It is also a book that takes a remarkably honest look at some mistakes and triumphs. It is a story that has depth beneath the glitter of shiny piano bars and lovely women, beneath a family disconnect and [...]
 
Book: The Carmel Charmers Series by Kemberlee Shortland
For Tutti-Frutti Blues -- Town therapist Maisie Daniels is having a bad day. A failed alarm clock makes her late for work, she's locked herself out of her house and worse, she's half way across town when she realizes she's wearing her bunny slippers. A double scoop of tutti-frutti ice cream is just the ticket to boost her mood. When Sergeant Jake Hennessey spots a woman in bunny slippers [...]
 
Book: The Spark That Left Us by K. Brooks
If I had known, that one week was all that I had left, maybe I would have paid more attention. If I had known, maybe I would have taken more time to care. My sister showing up at my door? Not an unusual day. A stranger sleeping on my couch, that I didn't leave there the night before? Now that is an unusual day. And unfortunately it was that day, that changed me, my family, and my entire world. [...]
 
Book: Fisheye - A Memoir by Trish Thorpe
Set in the post-hippie/proto-disco "Me Decade" of the 1970s - when an imperiled 200-year-old America sought escape after such debacles as Vietnam, Watergate, and Nixon's resignation - FISHEYE chronicles Trish Thorpe's shocking adolescent double life and the traumatic adult years that followed. Trish starts her double life as a uniform-skirt, saddle-shoe wearing straight-A student, team captain of [...]
 
Book: Mystic - Bronya by Jo Michaels
This is book one of six in the Mystic series. It's about a young woman struggling with her identity in a small town. I was inspired to write this book by both doomsday (12-21-12) and my circle of friends growing up. Each book represents one of the girls I knew and some of the struggles they faced; though I mixed them all up so no one would know who was who. The series has been enjoyed by women [...]
 
Book: BAD LIES by Rolynn Anderson
Italy's haunted caves spell danger for an American golfer and a NATO geologist. Sophie Maxwell is a late-blooming, unorthodox golfer, and mother of a precocious thirteen year-old. Determined to put divorce, bankruptcy, and a penchant for gambling in her past, Sophie goes to Italy for a qualifying golf tournament. Jack Walker turned his back on a pro golfing career to become a geologist. As a [...]
 
Book: Polaris by Timothy Brown
Polaris is the story of an aging man, alone with his sentient machines in a future Death Valley. Robert may or may not be the last surviving member of the human race. His journey takes him through an arid and lonely physical landscape and an internal one of remembrance and regret. I wrote an initial draft of Polaris in several months, than came back to it a year later and wrote the second draft. [...]
 
Book: The Dumpsters of Time by Leonard Stegmann
He's back, and this time Leonard Stegmann explains that sitting naked in hot mud isn't as much fun as you'd think, why God invented television, the reason it's fun to throw away all of your pennies, why nipples are funny little things and why there is really nothing on Earth better than getting free socks. And he somehow manages to do all this, and so much more, in alphabetical order!
 
Book: Oh sh!t, you're black! by Lawrence D. Elliott
Is there a difference between racism and just having a prejudice? In this collection of humorous anecdotes, the author explores an important question. Picture this...you're on the phone with a guy you've never met. He has a strong and rugged sounding voice. You envision he's six feet five, muscular, and handsome. A perfect specimen of maleness! Then, you're shocked upon meeting him. He's actually [...]
 
Book: Kate's Movie Star (Tales of the Ragoon) by Stan Morris
On Kate's rare night out, she has the bad luck to run into one of the Ragoon, the mercantile aliens who control the Earth. She's sixteen, isn't carrying her Comprehensive Personal License and doesn't have a note from her owner (of course not, she an American!) It's off to the Merced Human Rehabilitation Center for her. But an automobile accident and an absent minded father leads to a chance [...]
 
Book: One Night in Bridgeport by Mark Paxson
Jack McGee is on his way to having it all -- a promising legal - career, marriage to his high school sweetheart, and a happy - normal life -- when his boss sends him to do some legal work - in Bridgeport, California. There he meets a gorgeous local - girl, Lea Rogers, and he throws caution to the wind - for one - night. The next morning, Jack panics when he realizes what he's - risked and rushes [...]
 
Book: Twisted Proposal by M.V. Miles
Jail is the last place sixteen-year-old Addison Solomon expected to wind up when she ran away. Not that this is a big surprise: her life has been on a downward slide since her drug-addicted aunt died, leaving her alone and penniless. When her long-lost father appears, whisking her away with him to his mansion and second family in sunny California, Addison soon discovers that her new wealthy [...]
 
Book: The Duplicata by David Thornhill Thompson
Ned Pearson wayward son of the New England investment-banking Pearson's wants to comfort his aunt Blake over the death of her son Willie. Cousin Willie, a super-wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist and collector, drove his rare, $15 million Ferrari off the side of a Sierra Madre mountain to a fiery death. But Ned an international motor sports journalist and racing driver just can't make [...]
 
Book: Hollow (Bunny Elder Adventures Book 1) by J.B. Hawker
Ah, Autumn! Crisp weather, colorful leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween, with candy, costumes and corpses? Newly-widowed Bunny Elder draws solace from the fall season as she recovers from the shock of her pastor husband's accidental death. With a new home, new job and renewed relationships, she is groping her way to stability, only to be jerked off the healing path by the dead bodies and body parts [...]
 
Book: Balancing Act (The Santa Monica Trilogy Book 3) by Jill Blake
When Angie goes head to head against her old nemesis Zach, "backroom negotiation" takes on a whole new meaning. As lawyers on opposite sides of a case, they've got plenty to argue about. She's an environmentalist. He's in-house counsel for a land developer. But handling difficult clients, interfering family and friends, and courtroom battles proves easier than facing a growing mutual attraction [...]
 
Book: California Sunset (Crimson Romance) by Casey Dawes
Divorced mother Annie Gerhard meets rugged new bookstore owner John Johnson at the worst possible time in her life. Her high tech company is threatening to lay her off if she doesn't move from California to New Jersey and her 15-year-old son David is causing trouble. The recession has hit Silicon Valley hard and there are no jobs for a middle manager, even if she hates what she does. And this is [...]
 
Book: I'm here to help by S. F. Chapman
It had all seemed so right at the time, Sharon realized with a shudder. Long ago she had made a collection of tiny and innocent decisions that had precipitated a most profound and unpredictable outcome. Minutes ago her seventeen-year-old daughter, Renita had stumbled upon the subtle inconsistencies of her birth while completing some college applications. Now she waited reproachfully for Sharon to [...]
 
Book: How Sweet It Is by Bonnie Blythe
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Religious Fiction! Embrasser means to kiss in French. Delphine D'Arleux, traveling in Belgium for a candy-making class, doesn't expect to have the word demonstrated to her, especially by a stranger. Brad Larsen, an avowed chocoholic, knows he behaved badly by kissing the pretty French girl, but he can't quite regret his actions. Can he show Delphine that a [...]
 
Book: Notes Above Water - Selected Poems by Kirby Wright
The poems in NOTES ABOVE WATER are concerned with the lives of suburbanites and their secret sufferings alienation, boredom, infertility, and infidelity. Reoccurring family members are threaded through the book, particularly dysfunctional parents who seem oblivious to the pain they re inflicting on their kids. There s excruciating conflict between the narrator and June Spoon, an ice queen [...]
 
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