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Book: Cherished Pulse - Unconventional Love Poetry (Celebration Series of Poetry Chapbooks) by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Cherished Pulse is a booklet of twenty poems that look at love from a mature, sensitive perspective. Never sentimental or sing-songey (forget Hallmark!), the poems explore love in its many guises--longing, sensuality, and that sacred place between desire and consumation. A gift for anyone you love. Valentine' s Day or any other. From the multi award-winning Celebration series of chapbooks by [...]
 
Book: Blooming Red - Christmas Poetry for the Rational by Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Magdalena Ball
The reality of Christmas does not always resemble the images we see on commercial Christmas cards--or in our dreams. Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Mardalena Ball present a booklet that can easily substitute for a Christmas card. They portray the familar--those of family and warmth, giving and receiving. You'll also find the unusual from carols to the universe to end-of-year pondering with a couple [...]
 
Book: Ring of Fire - Selected Poems 1972–2008 by Alessandra Gelmi
Alessandra Gelmi attended boarding school in Rome and received her BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a teaching fellowship from Boston University, where she received her master's degree and taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. Her literary awards include the Irene Leache Memorial Prize and the Amy Loveman Competition (open to [...]
 
Book: A Christmas Carol - A Poem by Bez Berry
This is a detailed poetic version of Charles Dicken's classic that was first published by Chapman & Hall on the 19th of December 1843. The intention is to explore the lyrical language of Dickens without missing any events, characters or descriptions. The poem sticks very closely to the narrative and is a new and fascinating opportunity to enjoy the story in verse form. By using much of the [...]
 
Book: Silent Night - A Romantic Christmas Fantasy by Maggie Tideswell
On Christmas Eve, Audra went to the mall to put off the moment when she would be all alone at home, with only her cat and her memories for company. She didn't have any last minute shopping to do, so she went in search of a Santa, the symbol of Christmas. When she found him, Santa invites her to share her Christmas wish. What was it that Audra whispered in his ear? She wanted Santa to bring her a [...]
 
Book: Anatomy of a Poet by CJ Heck
Poetry can be daunting and hard to understand, but it doesn't have to be. I feel a poet has an obligation to write in a way that everyone can understand. Poems should flow softly through a poet's words, their meanings gently caressing the heart and mind of its reader. If a poem comes from the heart, it will reach other hearts, and this is what I've tried to do with the poetry in "Anatomy of a [...]
 
Book: Imperfect Echoes - Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Accepted for inclusion in Poets & Writers prestigious list of published poets, multi award-winning novelist and poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson is widely published in journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community's Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was [...]
 
Book: Printable Pink Peppermint Christmas Decorations by Carla Chadwick
Do you want to make homemade Christmas decorations, presents or gift wrap but don't have a clue where to begin? Or are you the crafty type who has plenty of ideas but not a lot of time? In both cases, the answer lies in using printable files that help you cut to the chase, because they do a lot of the hard work for you! This easy-to-use book provides the downloadable printable files and detailed [...]
 
Book: History of Christmases Past by Suzi Love
History of Christmases Past is a large collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays. There are many pages of images, either religious or village based, that show how people of all social classes celebrated Christmas in various countries around the world, especially in the European [...]
 
Book: Eating God by Roy Anthony Shabla
This is a book of spiritual and ecstatic poetry in the tradition of Rumi. It will change your ideas about spirituality and life. Be prepared to be changed! This is an excellent book for the spiritual-seeker, the soul-searcher, the person experiencing the dark night of the soul. It has been a favorite teaching tool in classes of meditation, yoga, and tai chi. eating God is a cycle of poems [...]
 
Book: SANTA CLAWS - A Christmas novella by Kris Pearson
From dark start to delicious ending, this unusual Christmas tale is romantic and uplifting. Nothing will ever be the same again after Jeff is accused of threatening to murder his wife. Or Evie is bruised one time too many by her abusive boyfriend. Or Santa Claws the cat starts howling under the house. This delightfully different novella brings eventual happiness for everyone - including added joy [...]
 
Book: The Purple Christmas Tree by Barbara Woster
Last Christmas when we were searching for our Christmas tree, my daughter piped up from the back seat of the car and said, "What if there was such thing as a purple Christmas tree?" That, of course, sparked a brainstorming session between myself and both daughters on what that scenario would look like; which, in turn, led to this book. One of two really wonderful things about writing this book -- [...]
 
Book: Imagining the Future - Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions by Magdalena Ball & Carolyn Howard-Johnson
As part of the special celebration giftbook series, Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball have produced a poetry chapbook focusing on fathers, husbands, and men in general. Imagining the Future: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions makes a wonderful gift for Father's Day or anytime you want to say something unique to a special male in your life as only poetry can. The [...]
 
Book: Horses and other doubts by Mois Benarroch
Benarroch was born in 1959 in Tetuan/Morocco, between Tangier and Gibraltar. He grew up in a mixture of cultures and languages, Spanish being his mother tongue, attending a French school, hearing the Arabic of the streets and praying in Hebrew. In 1972 He emigrated to Israel and lives since then in Jerusalem. He has published 5 books of poetry and prose in Hebrew and one in Spanish. His poetry [...]
 
Book: Poemtry - A Collection Of Possible Poetry by Jael S. Whitney
(pronounced po-em-tree) This book is a collection of satirical, whimsical poems from the young ingenuity of 16-year-old Jael Whitney. The poems in this book were written starting when the author was just 10, but the rhythm and language of the poetry have been said to be "on par with Prelutsky and Silverstein." The pen-and-ink illustrations in the book were drawn by the author. With a quick tongue [...]
 
Book: A Christmas Carol - Revisited by Phil Rowlands
Ebenezer Clinton Scrooge III presides over a vast media empire from his base in New York City but this Christmas Eve his world is about to descend into chaos. At the centre of the nightmare is a girl with auburn hair. "I thought it was very, very, good indeed. . . Phil put a new twist to it. It was great. . . He's got some great imagery. . .fantastic. . . I loved it. I liked the way the story [...]
 
Book: Everything She Wanted by Jacqueline Winslow
Mariana is expecting another lonely holiday until an impromptu walk onto one very special Christmas Tree Lot. She isn't there for anything other than to get the "Christmas Spirit" out of her system. What she finds instead is a very handsome man wearing an equally handsome man bun. Since when did she have a thing for man buns? A Christmas Eve Romance is about to get real! Mariana is about to find [...]
 
Book: She Wore Emerald Then - Reflections On Motherhood by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Magdalena Ball & May Lattanzio (Photographer)
"[Both] poets continue to write poems that don't sound either like banal Hallmark cards or the bitter-at-dysfunctional-family jeremiads that habitually torture MFA writing workshop participants." ~Kristin Johnson, screenwriter and founder of the Warrior Poets Project - She Wore Emerald Then is collaboration on the subject of motherhood by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn [...]
 
Book: All Things Dance Like Dragonflies - Transmundane poetry designed for every ordinary day by C. JoyBell C.
Transmundane poetry designed for every ordinary day! Introducing a whole new style of C. JoyBell C. poetics and the very first book illustrated by the Author herself, All Things Dance Like Dragonflies will pull the realm from beyond, into the realm that you exist in! Remember the last time you caught a dragonfly? It was a magical world you could take part of, you could capture the thing from a [...]
 
Book: Little Horse Wears Antlers (Christmas Horse Series Book 2) by Janice Abel
All the ornamental tree trims come to life at Cory's house when Jasper, Santa's employment elf comes to interview for jobs. When they find out Jasper is looking for reindeer to help deliver presents they quickly announce, "no reindeer here. We have Little Horse." Despite Jasper's doubts about Little Horse's qualifications, he hires Little Horse when Owl makes him a deal. But what is the deal, and [...]
 
Book: The Town Beneath the Christmas Tree (Twisted Family Holidays Series Book 1) by JR Wirth
Christmas is a time for family, particularly children who keep the magic of Christmas alive. What happens though when children become nasty and fight over the wrapped presents under the tree? Six cousins find out in the Town Beneath The Christmas Tree. In the spirit of Charles Dickens the cousins are placed into an unfamiliar, upside-down world, where they are forced to deal with, and rely on, [...]
 
Book: Pretty Words - from a tale-spinner's heart by Harlow Clark
A deep and thoughtful collection of poems and two essays written over the course of three years about life, love, and the random and sometimes poetic thoughts that float through my brain. I'm a storyteller at heart, and I don't consider what I've written any more than flinging together pretty words in hopes that I'd hit a few heart strings and touch someone's life for the better. These poems are [...]
 
Book: The Christmas Wish by Tori Scott
Merry Peterson is not a big fan of Christmas. Ever since she found out at the age of 8 that her parents had lied to her about Santa, the whole holiday thing lost its magic. Now she's a long way from home, alone, and missing her family. And then she falls right into Santa's lap. Jason Wells might be a hard-working news anchor, but he still takes time to play Santa for the kids at Children's [...]
 
Book: A Christmas Carol - A new version of by A. J. Gallant
The original paranormal Christmas fantasy. A NEW VERSION of A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is meaner than ever but so are the ghosts. "Not to be missed." Dianne's review Nov 07, 15 - 5 of 5 stars - bookshelves: author-review, author-gift, great-dialogue, holiday-theme, own Read in November, 2015 - I own a copy - A.J. Gallant tackles a brave venture in his version of the events that changed Ebenezer [...]
 
Book: Holly and the Magic Star - A Christmas Story Picture Book for Children by Marianne Mineo
Holly and the Magic Star - A Christmas Story Picture Book for Children - Join Holly, a merry little lamb, and the adventures that follow as she relives some of the well-loved classic stories from the Bible. The Holly series were created as a fun way to present Bible stories to young children. The simple yet engaging text can also serve as a great tool for early readers to practice their skills [...]
 
Book: Jimmy's Christmas Present by JR Wirth
Jimmy's Christmas Present is a tale of love pursued. While completing a senior project for college, Jimmy runs into a mall elf that catches his eye and then his heart, but as luck would have it, each time he runs across the elfin girl, he can't seem to get out a coherent thought. And with Christmas at hand, she has no time to stay and chat. Jimmy is two years past his last relationship and is [...]
 
Book: Sublime Planet (The Celebration Series of Poetry) by Magdalena Ball, Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Ann Howley (Photographer)
"Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson's love poems to the living world, rapturous poems, expansive in spirit yet precise in detail: 'An impossible moth,/dark eye at its center, opaque//helicopter blades buzz and blur... .' In Magdalena Ball's darker meditations, hurt and thirst have entered the world facilitated, in part, by the machinations of civilization. While Howard-Johnson's [...]
 
Book: The Twelve Ways of Christmas by Sandra M. Odell
A Christmas party in zero gee; ten fancy men leaping through a cattle drive camp; a dancer at the end of the world-these are not your typical Christmas images, just as these are not your usual takes on the twelve days of Christmas. Sandra Odell brings an edgier, more fantastical approach to the holiday season, reimagining the classic song in her own way.
 
Book: Flyover Seasons by Gene Stark
"Flyover Seasons" is a poetic excursion through the changing seasons out in 'Flyover Country.' Anyone who lives between the coasts will recognize the plain, unabridged rhythm portrayed in the series of poems. Everyone needs to feel the rustic ecstasy of the seasons and experience the pure joys of the land and elements of the great middle. The character of "The Old Hand" will show you a unique [...]
 
Book: For Me - A Christmas Story from the Rent Me Series by Brina Brady
The entire Dubrovsky family heads to snowy Russia for a family Christmas. Brennen fears Dmitri's homophobic father's rejection. Dmitri believes when they present their daughter, that all will be forgiven, but steps into a mess upon arriving with his husband. Instead of greeting Dmitri and Brennen with hugs and kisses, Grandma Dubrovsky whisks baby Dominika away, leaving them alone with Dmitri's [...]
 
Book: A-Z Poetry - Fruits and Veggies by Kaelah Mickelle
A-Z Poetry: Fruits and Veggies is a collection of 26 highly creative and entertaining acrostic poems. With visually captivating illustrations and rhyming verse, learning the alphabet is now more fun! As an added bonus, each poem provides a clever mnemonic device that aids in teaching children how to spell their fruits and veggies.
 
Book: A Hero for Christmas by Cheryl Pierson
~ A four-story Western collection from award winning author Cheryl Pierson ~ A Night for Miracles ~ Widow Angela Bentley takes in injured Nick Dalton and three orphans on Christmas Eve. Angela determines to keep her distance - until the children drag in a scraggly Christmas tree. Homecoming ~ A holiday skirmish sends Union officer, Jack Durham, on an unlikely mission for a dying Confederate [...]
 
Book: White Noise - Poems of the Zombie Apocalypse by Rhonda Parrish
Watch the end of the world unfold in these twenty zombie-tastic poems by Rhonda Parrish. Experience the grime and the gore of the shambling, undead menace right alongside moments of hope and love. "A collection of vivid scenes laid out in sharp and articulate verse, that when assembled, construct a grim narrative filled with tension, stark imagery, and unusual beauty. WHITE NOISE reaches in and [...]
 
Book: Red Pen Redemption by Lori Stanley Roeleveld
What if God took you up on a dare? Helen Bancroft's led a good life and feels no need for her daughter's Savior. When God accepts Helen's dare to edit her autobiography and prove her righteousness, she's in for a lesson in her own history. One woman's journey from unbelief to acceptance turns into the Christmas Eve adventure of a lifetime beneath the red pen of Christ's mercy and grace.
 
Book: Six-guns and Slay Bells - A Creepy Cowboy Christmas by Cheryl Pierson (The Keepers of Camelot) and others
Put on your Santa hat and saddle up for this collection of creepy Christmas stories from the Western Fictioneers, the world's only organization of professional authors devoted solely to Western fiction. 'Tis the season for ghosts, vampires, monsters, aliens, and other bizarre creatures to make these Old West holiday tales truly special. Legendary Western author Robert J. Randisi spins the [...]
 
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