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Book: Streets of the Near West Side by William S. Bike
Streets of the Near West Side tells the tales of the individuals and events for which the thoroughfares of one of the most interesting neighborhoods in one of the most fascinating cities in the world are named. Presidents, priests, politicians, pharmacists, physicians, soldiers, businessmen, real estate developers, financiers, philanthropists, Revolutionary and Civil War battles, Indian chiefs, [...]
 
Book: Darkside Streets by Terrance Crooms
Darkside Streets is my first attempt at writing a short story. I've been writing for fun many years now & I'd like to see if I can produce a unique, entertaining story. It's fiction but the story is loosely based on my crazy life. The reader is taken for a quick journey from my days growing up in Jersey City, to joining the Army during Desert Storm, then back on the streets trying to make a quick [...]
 
Book: Farewell - A Story of Life on The Streets by A. Pseudonym
A short book on rought sleeping. Life on the streets is tough, but people stick together. Anna, the travelling homeless woman, is back in town, and she has a hot chocolate with her friend Mikey. Mikey confides in Anna that he would love to be a writer, and Anna surprises him by saying it is perfectly possible. Around them the characters of the streets and the nearby sheltered flats live out their [...]
 
Book: Doing Max Vinyl (Annie Ogden Mystery) by Frederick Lee Brooke
Product Description From Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads "I have read a great many Indie books recently and every once in a while you find a true gem. DOING MAX VINYL is one of those gems." "Read this book--you won't be disappointed. BTW, I may just add Annie Ogden to my five-top-people-to-have-lunch-with list!" "I particularly enjoyed two of the male characters, Ike and Tranny, a couple of [...]
 
Book: The Gay Detective - Nick and Norm in Chicago by Kenneth D. Michaels
The premier of Nick Scott's TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Grim Reaper. This Odd Couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller [...]
 
Book: Along the Ravenswood (Chicago Stories Book 2) by Eileen Robertson Hamer
For architect Seraphy Pelligrini a chance to renovate the Ravenswood church designed by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan is the commission of a lifetime. For Tommie MacKinnoin, commissioning Seraphy is a way to repair their broken friendship. But when they discover the body sealed in the font, Seraphy falls into a web of intrigue and violence. A secret journal points the way, but as she and [...]
 
Book: One Mississippi by Howard Littleson
ONE MISSISSIPPI - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008YX5INY - . . .It only takes one second of time - to have your life change forever. . . Joplin Missouri, 1933, Kathryn Nash believes that her life has finally changed for the better. Her abusive husband of eighteen years, Clayton, has passed away suddenly and she has met an intriguing handsome stranger, John Stevens. Will a dark secret from Kathryn's [...]
 
Book: Dancing in the Streets by Steven P. Unger
Now and then, you still can see the tattered remains of a bumper sticker exclaiming: "If you remember the '60s, you weren't there!" But Steven P. Unger is an exception to the rule-he took notes. As a result, his novel Dancing in the Streets is replete with unforgotten and unforgettable images of events and scenes that have long been lost in a smoke-filled haze. From the Merry Pranksters' Wavy [...]
 
Book: THE KIROV CONSPIRACY - Disaster stalks the streets of Europe...and only one man can stop it by Anthony Talmage
A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FULL OF STUNNING TWISTS - The setting of this book is based on the same island featured in the movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - 70 years on the Nazi occupation might be history but today a new threat provides the backdrop for another triumph of the human spirit and survival against the odds. My name is Paul Scott. I'm a London-based [...]
 
Book: Vagabonds - The Sequel to Farewell - A Story of Life on the Streets by A. Pseudonym
A year later. What happened on the streets after Mikey's death? An over-zealous council tries to restructure homeless services to prevent rough sleeping in order to prevent deaths, but their efforts makes things worse. Some of the homeless move away to another town, but are faced with severe weather conditions and floods as well as illness. A mysterious man arrives at Sanctuary, with a mission, [...]
 
Book: I Bleed Cubbie Blue - My Six Decades as a Cubs Fan by Doug Erlandson
Experience It for Yourself. 60 Years of Cubs Love. A Meticulously Researched Memoir You are about to enter the world of a lifelong Cubs fan. Combining personal memories and reflections with meticulous research, native Chicagoan Doug Erlandson describes his affection for a team that has raised but ultimately crushed his hopes countless times, a team to which he remains intensely loyal after nearly [...]
 
Book: Daughters (Volume 2) by Florence Osmund
2013 BRAG Medallion honoree. Some people intentionally mislead others about their ethnicity. Marie did it unknowingly. Discovering the identity of your real father can be life-altering. Just ask Marie. At twenty-six, she is about to meet her father for the first time and sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with him and his family. As she packs her suitcase, Marie wonders how her newfound family will [...]
 
Book: Three Days by Felicia Case & Michael Wojciechowski
While flying home, Kadie rushes to finish the latest Kurt McCarthy novel. When she does, her nosy seatmate, Paul, asks if she liked it. She claims it's average at best and argues that McCarthy has lost his edge. Unbeknownst to her, her seatmate is Kurt McCarthy. Kurt McCarthy is Paul's penname a secret Paul doesn't reveal. Paul's headed to Chicago for his first public reading a sold out [...]
 
Book: You Belong To Me by Marlie Bridges
Gallery owner Erin Reilly is starting over in Chicago and running a new gallery after leaving her abusive ex-husband behind. Haunted by the past, she's still determined not to look over her shoulder every time the phone rings or someone knocks on her door. When sexy corporate lawyer, Colin Marshall, enters her life, he represents everything she wants in a man...and more. After his wife cheated on [...]
 
Book: Mere Mortal by Katie Roman
Samantha Dunmore would be thrilled to live quietly with her dog. However, working as a social worker for vampires makes life anything but. When an ancient vampire brings trouble right to Samantha's doorstep she must step out of her quiet life and into a world of villainous vampires, werewolves with hero complexes, and witches out to make mischief. Armed with attitude and a blessed baseball bat [...]
 
Book: A Very Present Help by Sharon K. Connell
Teacher Shannon Collins has her life all figured out but after the attack of September 11, her world turns upside down. Her boyfriend enlists in the Marines and proposes before heading to Afghanistan. As Shannon waits and prays for his safe return, she meets another Marine. Her engagement makes her off-limits. The Marine departs with a simple kiss on her hand and no contact information exchanged. [...]
 
Book: Coming Out Can Be Murder by Renee James
First he wants her... then he wants her dead. Bobbi Logan's life and career begin to spiral downward when she comes out as a transgendered woman. But the gutsy hairdresser is determined to live her "new" life authentically, even as she is drawn into the investigation of her brutally murdered friend. The Chicago police have all but said they're not interested in the death of a "tranny" and the [...]
 
Book: The Temptation of Fate by Femi Olawole
The Temptation of FateThe Temptation of Fate is a tale of naive teenagers and ignorant young adults who tempt fate with their rebellious, value-deficient attitudes. These youngsters are never prepared to take responsibilities for their actions because they think the world owes them something. And they are inadvertently encouraged by parents who do not know the difference between parental love and [...]
 
Book: His Perfect Love by Sharon K. Connell
No one crosses Jerry Windham and gets away with it. Not even a woman as shrewd as Patricia Campbell. After uncovering this man's dreadful secrets about women reported missing, she ran. Even two years later, she can't get rid of the thought that he'll never stop looking for her. He'd do anything to see her dead, or worse. Unaware of the FBI's search for her to learn what information she might [...]
 
Book: The Lou Fleener P.I. Series by Duane Lindsay
RAVE REVIEWS FOR MISSING AMANDA... "Missing Amanda" captures the milieu, the cars, the food, the cigarette smoky atmosphere and ambience of that period of time in that part of the country. "You got your mobsters, your muscle, your private detective, your movie star looking sidekick, your slightly blowzy secretary turned crime crusaders and co-conspirators." "If you like hard-boiled noir you're [...]
 
Book: Where Do I Belong by Donna Lee Comer
Kara was abandoned by her mother and left on the steps of an orphanage at three weeks of age. Her early life was very challenging...in and out of foster homes but nowhere did she find a place to truly call home. At the age of 15, she was adopted by the Nolan's, a seemingly loving couple, and she did her best to fit in. However, not everything is as it seems. One day Mrs. Nolan is found dead in [...]
 
Book: Longing for Home by Lisa M Wayman
Seventeen-year-old Irena clutches all of her belongings, waiting to be processed through Ellis Island in 1892. She hopes for a better life than she had as a Slovenian maid. "Life in America is difficult and unsettling," she thinks. "I had the sensation of disintegrating. I felt myself in little pieces. Was I Slovene, American or even maybe Irish? Catholic or Pagan? For a moment I wasn't sure even [...]
 
Book: Chicago Chase (Educated Injun Book 2) by R.L. Kiser
A killer leads three lawmen a merry chase into dangerous renegade Kiowa territory. How will they get out of this one? In the late 1800s American west U.S Marshal Tyrone Narrowhawk and his big partner Merle Johnson bust a cattle rustling ring in pursuit of a killer named Pearson. But capturing this slippery devil turns out to be no easy task. They are joined by Hawk's old mentor, a [...]
 
Book: Ill 4 Life! Our Time, My Story by J. Wrice Sr.
ILL 4 LIFE! OUR TIME, MY STORY is about my time as an Ill-State Assassin and my group Tha Chamba. What is a Ill-State Assassin you ask. It's an music organization that reigns in the Chicago hip hop golden era in the 80's, 90's and the beyond. It's based on my life in the music industry. The trials and tribulations of thirty members trying to make it big. Friends turns enemies, relationships, [...]
 
Book: Backseat by Tom Wascoe
Michael's freshman year of college has not gone well either socially or academically. In 1969, failure from college or dropping out of school means the draft and possibly Vietnam. Michael desperately wants success, acceptance and popularity. He believes that pledging a campus fraternity can help put him on the right path. As the final hurdle to get into the fraternity, he must hitchhike 1,500 [...]
 
Book: The Clone's Mother by Cheri Gillard
Nurse Kate has a date! An actual date, with a real person. Not just a Friday night with her finicky cat or a movie marathon with George Clooney. Mack is more than she could have ever hoped for. But there's one catch: Mack's lab partner, Kate's creepy gynecologist, is up to something. Something dark. Kate finds evidence that the unethical doctor has used his patients as guinea pigs to make a [...]
 
Book: Abandon All Hope by M.J. Schiller
* This is a COLLECTION not a SERIES, so there is no need to read them in order. Different characters, different settings. All involve rock star main characters. It was one of those mornings for newspaper-writer/photographer Hope Creswell. The alarm clock didn't go off and she cut her finger on broken glass. Not one to let such things get her down, Hope headed into her assignment meeting with [...]
 
Book: The Hambledown Dream by Dean Mayes
Australian Denny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya - the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer. Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at [...]
 
Book: Old Town Nights (Blood & Company Book 1) by Linda Lee Williams
When Abby Lawrence shows a house to Ambrose Slater, she's unable to resist the sexy, enigmatic man--a powerful mortal with fangs. After she meets the vampire's quirky clan, her feelings for him become more conflicted. His brother's disastrous marriage to a regular woman further complicates matters for the couple. Ambrose and Abby face a heart-rending decision: To risk losing their love or to set [...]
 
Book: Sisters of the Night (Blood & Company Book 2) by Linda Lee Williams
Emaline Hoffbrau is a beautiful, confident vampire. After losing the vampire man she loved, she doubts that her soul mate exists. When the charming Garrett Thompson comes along, he turns her world upside-down. Can Garrett accept what Emaline is? Or will he break her heart in a different way? Juliana Slater is a gorgeous, manipulative vampire. She's married to Chad Browning, a "regular man." [...]
 
Book: That Kind Of Girl by Christy Ogilvie
THAT KIND OF GIRL - A tragic house fire forces Maggie Cameron to contact her wayward son in the autumn of 1933. Her granddaughters haven't seen their father in ten years. An unsettling reunion in Chicago brings with it ever more disturbing challenges. Blurred boundaries, psychic visions and unspeakable secrets call for desperate solutions in this midwestern gothic tale, a family drama told in [...]
 
Book: In the City by the Lake by Taylor Saracen
When Viktor Mikhailov follows in his father's footsteps and joins the relatively insignificant Russian mob, he is given an assignment none of his comrades want, yet Viktor cannot help but be secretly pleased. The city is a cesspool of organized crime, with several outfits fighting for a piece of the Prohibition pie, and Viktor's slice is the openly gay Towertown. Tasked with providing whiskey to [...]
 
Book: SUPERHERO - Blue Knight Episode I, Dark Ship - First of seven exciting stand alone episodes by Allen Pollens
Get to know new superhero, Blue Knight, a crusader who goes forth with respect for all the brave knights who preceded him. Witness his commitment to a code of conduct. See how he confronts the modern world with special powers. Observe him as he shows his human side when he stumbles in his encounter with international art thief, Rene Artiste. In this first of eight exciting episodes, find out how [...]
 
Book: The Shoulders of Giants (A Jake Abraham Mystery) by Jim Cliff
A missing girl. A ruthless killer. A rookie P.I. P.I. Jake Abraham just got his first client - a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared. When the girl shows up dead, Jake is drawn into a dangerous world of organised crime, police corruption, infidelity and serial murder. With a terrified city in the grip of a brutal killer who's always one step ahead of the police, Jake [...]
 
Book: Something New - An Interracial Romance by Janie De Coster
Follow the journey of an interracial couple who are not only from different worlds but worlds that goes beyond the color of their skin. Tobias Benton- a handsome, white rich and successful businessman who is soon to inherit his father's billion dollar company. Tobias has been dating Sharon English, a beautiful and wealthy lady who owns several Art Galleries. From the world point of view, they are [...]
 


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