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Book: Gunnar's Mine (Valediction For Revenge) by Roland Cheek
Heading north, over 10,200-foot Lizard Head Pass, past the struggling Colorado mining camps of Ophir and Telluride, following the rushing tumble of mountainside freshets down from alpine tundra to the quiet murmuring of the San Miguel River, almost to a decaying Uncompahgre gold camp called Placerville, a traveler encountered a mud-and-wattle waystop where a pilgrim could find plain, but filling [...]
 
Book: The Silver Yoke (Valediction For Revenge) by Roland Cheek
The Silver Yoke is the concluding novel in Roland Cheek's "Valediction For Revenge" series chronicling the life and adventures of the mixed-race progeny of a mountain man father and a Blackfeet mother; stories of desperate struggles to play the cards fate dealt amid the exciting pages of America's frontier West. The saga of Jethro Spring's life through five previous tales is one gigantic learning [...]
 
Book: Ambrosia Lake - Adventures Mining Uranium in New Mexico During the 1970s by R. D. Saunders
It offers a collection of character sketches, entertaining anecdotes, stories and glimpses into a time and place and way of working that are now gone. The author consistently conveys the sense that his younger self was learning from all these different experiences, and that provided a unifying thread, as did the awareness that the story was building up to the eventual major injury described in [...]
 
Book: Rock Bound by Rochelle Weber
The future is a dangerous place for dreamers and idealists. When a dictator takes over the United States, Annie Peterson attends a protest in Washington, DC, with her husband Paul, and US troops fire into the crowd killing him. Jake Johnsrud, a virtual stranger, risks his life to save Annie's. They are among the survivors who are sentenced to slavery on the Moon for their "crimes" Jake as a [...]
 
Book: Rock Crazy by Rochelle Weber
Katie McGowan is bi-polar, and she's run the gamut of medications, but nothing works anymore. Everyone says her she should have a microchip implanted in her brain that can regulate her mood swings. But Katie doesn't want to be a robot. In a tough love move, her husband, Scott takes her to the Moon and dumps her. Katie's stuck on that God-forsaken "rock" and thinks she's space sick. But she's [...]
 
Book: Charley, the Rock and the Hard Place by Randal Shirley
Several years have passed since Hezbollah's hunt for Charley and Russell Courtney ended in the Tasmanian wilderness. They have new identities, new lives, a ten year old daughter and have finally learned to relax and stop looking over their shoulders ... until one day, at three thousand feet above the Bass Straight, Russell makes a choice that opens a whole new can of worms ...
 
Book: THE FAT BAG stuck between a rock cake & a hard plaice by Pearl Barley
This is real life humour, and many individuals will understand the continual dilemmas in a tale that spans 25 years of yo-yo dieting - punishing and suffering for a cause and a battle that is never won. I describe it as Bridget's Diary-esque (big knickers sadly appropriate) given my dry wit bordering on the ridiculous, with a spattering of sarcasm, moans, groans and self-pity thrown in, but also [...]
 
Book: On the Other Side of Goodbye - Will our last goodbye be forever? by Mable Dotson
On the Side of Goodbye, a Christian romance, is about a teenage girl growing up in the coal mining camps in Eastern Kentucky of the Appalachian Mountains. She is bullied at school because of the way her mother made her dress and it causes her to be a loner. Her father gets killed in a mining accident and leaves her to take care of her ailing mother. While trying to take care of her mother, she [...]
 
Book: Akard Drearstone by Michael D. Smith
A cinder block falls on Akard Drearstone's head and he trades his print shop job for lead guitar. Months later, as the four members of the Akard Drearstone Group face the onslaught of national fame at their rural Texas commune, twelve-year-old Jan Pace nurses her crush for the narcissistic, paranoid bassist Jim Piston, growing up way too fast in a surreal summer between seventh and eighth grade.
 
Book: Rock Music in American Culture - The Sounds of Revolution, 2d ed. by Robert G. Pielke
In the years following World War II, something vital and original was born in the restive cauldron of American culture. At that moment the voice of this vital and original something came fully into its own. It was insistent, loud and bawdy, and it finally had a name. It was Rock and Roll, and it was about to challenge society's values about race, sex, love, work, patriotism, fashion, commercials [...]
 
Book: The Ballad of Charlie & Horse by Mark Stewart
A Story of sex, drugs and rock n roll, The Ballad of Charlie & Horse charts the meteoric rise and fall of a young rock star: Shane Fisher. Initially shy and introvert a friend persuades him to form a band and play the local bars. But no one could have expected the rise to fame and fortune that follows or the havoc his rising star leaves in his wake as Shane hurtles into the depths of drug [...]
 
Book: L.A. Punk Rocker by Brenda Perlin
#1 BEST SELLER - PUNK - #1 BEST SELLER - PHOTOJOURNALISM This is what Billy Idol had to say about L.A. Punk Rocker... "Pretty wild chapter on me...maybe u shouldv'e written my book, good luck with it..BFI." Fifteen stories from the eighties set in Los Angeles, written by LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and her friends who lived every moment of an electric era in the City of Angels. That unique and [...]
 
Book: BEX, DRUGS & ROCK 'n' ROLL by Cristian Matheson
A former child star's comedic, psychedelic, rock and roll, coming of age story. If you love Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris and John Birmingham, you'll love this. It's a batch of dysfunctional, zany yet poignant tales. Inside you'll meet characters like Balloon-Head Ed, the sociopathic neighbor, the startled prostitutes, Trixie and Destiny, a transsexual terrier, an angry and drunken town, a [...]
 
Book: ROCK STAR - Dream Weaver Novels Book 2 by Su Williams
The first book in this series, DREAM WEAVER was just awarded the bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards!! Another 5 Star book in the Dream Weaver Series by Su Williams!! The sci-fi love story continues with Emari Sweet, and Dream Weaver Nickolas Benedetti. Music, magic, memories & monsters: Rock Star - a dark young adult/new adult romance, and adult supernatural novel. [...]
 
Book: The Art of Hard Conversations - Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter by Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Your next conversation could impact someone's life forever Hard conversations challenge everyone. Some people make every effort to avoid them altogether; others dive in enthusiastically, damaging relationships in the process. A solid middle ground is difficult to find--especially for those who want to make sure they're following a biblical model for these tough encounters. Lori Roeleveld firmly [...]
 
Book: A Circus Mind - Rock'n Roll Poetry from the Edge by Ryan Cox
Circus Mind is a compilation of rock n roll inspired poems by Ryan Cox. The book weaves through the annals of rock n roll to paint an expressive history of the bands and their music. Exploring the reaches of every corner of the music world from the Rolling Stones recording of Exile on Main St in Nellcote, France to the Willie Nelson long-haired outlaw country of the 70's and the socially [...]
 
Book: Sex, Blood, Rock 'N' Roll, and Vampyr - A Vampire Rock Star Romance (The Bloodline Series Book 1) by K. M. McFarland
Where the Vampyr trilogy ends, the all-new Bloodline trilogy begins. Hiding in the dark shadows of New Orleans, Quinn Forrester is doing a great job of concealing his identity as an ageless vampire. The successful eighties rock star has reinvented himself as his son to explain not aging. When the opening of an art gallery brings his former band member, Jeff West, to town, Quinn fears his secret [...]
 
Book: Nothing Stays the Same - A Young Adult Rock 'n' Roll Time Travel Romance (Soul Mates Book 2) by Catherine Chant
How far would you go to save someone's life? Leah and Brennan are going all the way back to 1973. One Choice Changes Everything... In 1973, The Beat Detectors are the hottest TV pop band to hit the airwaves since The Monkees, thanks to the appealing vocals of rising teen idol Ronnie Basford. But behind the scenes, not everything is rainbows and unicorns. Ronnie realizes much too late that one bad [...]
 
Book: Scarlet Runner by Lily Ennis
At a time of worldwide revolt against an oppressed and exploited working class, the 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of Mary and Archie, warring unions, the town and the government. None could have forseen the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. Mary grew up on the Hauraki gold fields having emigrated from Scotland with her family. As the daughter of a mine [...]
 
Book: Ile D'or by Mary Lou Dickinson
Shortly after the first referendum on Quebec separation, four people in their forties encounter each other in Ile dOr, the town where all of them grew up. The novel is about gold and greed and renewal and hope. About people who emerge from a frontier existence into the society of the late 20th century with the need to discover how their contemporary lives connect with their pasts: how growing up [...]
 
Book: Mining Sacred Ground by David E. Knop
Ancestral spirits demand that Marine veteran Peter Romero protect the secrecy of a sacred burial ground, and the world becomes a stranger place than he'd ever understood. He is pitted against a psychotic anthropology professor in a life-and-death struggle through the hills, arroyos, and caves of central Arizona, and into another world. When Romero's cousin is murdered, the former military [...]
 
Book: Red Fox in the Heather by Robert N. Story
The year is 1898. In the small coal mining town of Birtley, in northeast England, a sixth child is born to Jonathon and Elizabeth Witherspoon. He will be the first and only boy in a family heretofore under the management of five sibling sisters. It is an auspicious start to a challenging youth, but his birth is much more than that. It is the beginning of Percy Stanley Witherspoon's eventful life [...]
 
Book: Taboo Tech by Joy V. Smith
Lacie's parents leave her in her uncle's care to go back to their exploring as soon as she's 18 and graduated from the girls' academy, but later he takes her on a jaunt on his ship, Fire Seeker, where his impatience grabs the attention of the Interstellar Guard, who've been keeping an eye on him, and he has to drop her off and make his escape. Fortunately, she wasn't left alone; she has Embers, [...]
 
Book: The Opal Dragon by James A. Calderwod
The Dragon starts his life in the Philippines on one of the smaller islands. Ali is the son of one of the town's local prostitutes Zeena. He works the markets looking for customers for his mother, who is starting to lose her looks due to her age and the volatile lifestyle she has lead over the years. Drugs in her early years did not help. Zeena's lifestyle has not helped Ali in his upbringing. He [...]
 
Book: Murder Seen Through The Eyes of a Child by Nathan Rhodes
Murder Seen Through the Eyes of a Child has a lot of good things to offer the reader. There is humor, drama, and adventure wrapped up into a good story line. It is a story about the lives of three young boys. As they grow up these boys are getting into one entertaining brand of mischief after another. They will keep the reader laughing as they find and create different childish pranks to play to [...]
 
Book: Trails in the Sand by P.C. Zick
Oil gushing from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico's floor. Petroleum-covered wildlife gasping for air. Tar balls pushing into the grassy habitat of marine life. Beaches suffocating with the smell of fossil fuel instead of salt air. All the while, sea turtles, in an ancient ritual, march from the sea, unaware of the dangers lurking for their precious cargo once hatched. The eggs laid sometimes [...]
 
Book: Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman
When Livy O'Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she's helping to run an orphanage. Now she'll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself. Sheriff's [...]
 
Book: The Quarry - Firehouse Family Series - Book Two by Laurie Loveman
It's 1933 and Dr. Jessica Malloy is losing a beloved patient to cancer. There is nothing she or any other doctor can do to halt the disease's progress. Jess faces a medical ethics problem and she discusses her dilemma with her close friends, Dr. David McCann, Laura Darvey, and Woodhill Fire Department First Aid Officer, Eli Sheffler. With opiate pain killers being the only means of keeping her [...]
 
Book: Evalina's Gamble (Greentree series) by Patrizia Murray
This is the second book in the Greentree series. The first book is Lucinda's Grooms. In this book, we meet up with Jean-Gilles Marquette, who is a minor character in the first book, and Evalina Carstairs. Evalina is a 1920s flapper, returning to Canada from a finishing school in France, when she meets Jean-Gilles on the ocean liner that takes them both to Montreal. The story takes you from the [...]
 
Book: Under sail to Australia 1852 - Book 1 in the Goldrush Series by Warne Wilson
John Lille, son of a prominent London barrister, attends a crumbling old college in the English midlands. As he walks with a classmate, an argument over examinations leads to an accusation of cheating and a fight. His classmate falls, hits his head and dies. A witness is prepared to testify against John, and to avoid feared Newgate prison and hanging, his father arranges his escape to The Lady [...]
 
Book: Carly and Sam ... Will and Effie (The Pearson/Rickards Trilogy) by Raymond Boyd Dunn
The third book of the trilogy. There's a surprising development in the relationship between Carly and Sam. Tennis 'Romeo' Jason gets his just desserts. Will goes off to war in South Africa. You will follow four of the main characters from the second book of the Trilogy as they negotiate their way through the good and bad periods of life's journey - and its dangers!
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to TOMBSTONE ARIZONA by Barbara Ann Mojica
Did you ever wonder? What it would be like to live and survive inthe Wild West? About what kind of people lived and worked ina mining town The machinery and tools they used Step back in time to become a prospector inthe Goodenough Mine Walk the streets with cattle rustlers andoutlaws Watch the Earp brothers attempt to restoreorder Take part in the gunfight at the OK Corral Ride on a stagecoach If [...]
 
Book: GOLD FEVER (The Apple Grove Gang) by Hamilton C. Burger
It's the dog days of summer and Benny Churchill and Bug Beetle are back and still running! The Apple Grove Gang has caught gold fever, and they find that it's too hard to bear. When they try locate the cure, things don't go as expected and not everything pans out. Only an earth shaking experience will lead them to the depths necessary to cure GOLD FEVER.
 
Book: Palmer Gold (The Pearson/Rickards Trilogy) by Raymond Boyd Dunn
First Book of a Trilogy. Billy is obsessed with the beautiful Beth, but does she reciprocate? What is Goldie's dark secret? Why do two women endure the hardships of the goldfields after surviving the terrifying attack by the cannibalistic natives? Action, adventure and romance in 'Chasing the Rainbow' - the search for the elusive yellow metal in an historically accurate portrayal of a group of [...]
 
Book: Shine Like The Sun by A.L. Means
As the new century dawns, Roy Huntley is in his early 50s and well past the usual shelf life for a rock and roll star. He has had his share of fame and fortune, and settled for a scenic Shangri-La in Arizona and a second wife young enough to be his daughter. Hanging out with fellow British bandmate Chris Russell has passed the time nicely for a couple of years. But time to reflect has had its [...]
 


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