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Book: REALITY CHECK (the first half) - A Catalyst to Reverse Humanity's Downward Spiral by Pivot
The works of two critical thinkers were the impetus that inspired me to write this: Noam Chomsky's THE PROSPEROUS FEW AND THE RESTLESS MANY; and Billy Bragg's "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward." It dawned on me that everyone was waiting for someone else to step up to the plate up to the plate and initiate a "profound democratization of the society and economic system," as Chomsky put it. Which [...]
 
Book: The Old Testament - love, murder and blasphemy by Klaus Koenig
Do we encourage freedom of speech in our culture? Sarcasm is accepted when it concerns the others - but why do we have the term 'blasphemy'? This book contains the best stories from the Old Testament, added irony and mordern day knowledge. It is intended for first-time readers of the Testament as well as for those who will enjoy reading a new version. But it is not for the faint-hearted! [...]
 
Book: Bud Hawthorne Revue - Volume 1 - A Music Teacher's Lament by Bud Hawthorne
The Bud Hawthorne Revue is an annual to bi-annual publication featuring a new teacher once to twice a year. Every issue tells the story of another under-valued educator, and asks the question, what is happening to the teaching profession in these United States of ours? Volume 1 is the story of Bud Hawthorne himself, as he resolves to resign and finally leaves his position as an elementary school [...]
 
Book: Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale - Short Stories by Nowick Gray
Love stories from the twilight zone, these contemporary fairy tales of magic realism expose the dark and tender hearts of quirky characters seeking connection and redemption. Serving offbeat narratives, edgy realties, shifting identities, the stories blend the ironic with the erotic, nature and rural environments with the paranormal and surreal.
 
Book: Things Are Not Always As They Seem by Barb McIntyre
When I finished reading O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi I couldn't stop thinking about how wonderful it would be to write a story like it. In other words, to write a story that would wow the reader. That is when, and why, I started writing. I really enjoyed thinking up these stories, looking at things from different angles, and different perspectives. One of the rejection slips I received said [...]
 
Book: The Ultimate Survivalist's Guide to Suicide by Ryan Bohl
Sardonic, witty, and absurd, The Ultimate Survivalist's Guide to Suicide is about making peace with the bad places within all of us. A narrator kills himself and is faced with cosmic irony: he must now spend eternity stopping suicides. But saving a suicide bomber, a would-be school shooter, a high school drama queen, and many other down-on-their-luck folks is no easy task; good thing he's got a [...]
 
Book: Poetic Therapy - Poems & Rhymes to Help Mankind by Greg Ware
AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER Everyone wants to be enlightened in their life, but they also desire to be entertained! Poetic Therapy is the antidote to this dilemma as it accomplishes both goals with one inoculation. As an educator, comedian, hit songwriter and producer, Greg Ware is the most logical choice to administer this miraculous serum. The life-long benefits of these seventy poems may be more [...]
 
Book: Wolf's Pursuit (Knight Fever Book 2) by Alexa Dare
He battles his inner beast. Gideon St. Valeri has one goal, one mission, and that's to lay claim to the ruby from Merlin's staff. Only then can he fulfill an ancient prophecy. His pursuit, however, leads him straight to a local psychic. After all, when you've been living a cursed life for hundreds of years, you tend to avoid everything remotely related to magic. But with Olivia, it [...]
 
Book: The Ballad of Bryan Drayne by Frank Roderus
Roderus paints an exciting picture of a lawless time in Montana/Idaho territory, where a guy's life could be in danger over as little as a piece of lukewarm apple pie. This story is full of both laugh out loud funny and harrowing moments, as Bryan Drayne, a businessman adrift in this wild time, must play a cat-and-mouse game with a band of drunken vigilantes. Roderus spins his yarn with equal [...]
 
Book: The Potting Shed and Other Stories by Piper Templeton
Told with subtle drama, humor, and a hint of irony, this collection of short stories scrapes beneath the surface of facades and explores human nature, moral dilemmas, and people trying to connect with one another. The collection includes a father trying to reconnect with his son through John Lennon; a young woman returning to her hometown to face an incident that's plagued her conscience since [...]
 
Book: NIKA - The most fearsome predators are frequently quite beautiful by Anthony Land
Nika Voronina Wright, a beautiful young Russian woman, comes to a wealthy suburb of New Orleans as the trophy wife of a coarse, alcoholic lottery multimillionaire, who is unaware that his lovely plaything is the victim of a terrible crime that devastated her psychologically. Her solitary effort to rebuild her shattered psyche has produced a seemingly normal exterior, but inner torment has twisted [...]
 
Book: Inside Out by Jack Kearney
As an actor, Danny Belson has played many criminal types, but as the prisoner transport bus pulls out of the LA county jail, the realization of his conviction overwhelms him. The irony is that only six months ago he taught an acting workshop at the same institution he is now going to be incarcerated in. Danny had been chosen to take part in California's answer to New Jersey's highly acclaimed [...]
 
Book: The Savant of Chelsea by Suzanne Jenkins
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Suzanne Jenkins! In the French Quarter of New Orleans, the birth of a baby to a mentally ill woman marks the beginning of life for The Savant of Chelsea. An abusive childhood segues to the operating rooms of the largest medical center in New York as the gifted but unbalanced brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past. The horrific abuse and [...]
 
Book: Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill by Jennifer Juan
Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill is the fourth major poetry collection, from Jennifer Juan. An exploration of female trouble. From romance to heartbreak, poverty to unrelenting joy, war, lust, racism, transmisogyny, and everywhere in between. We've all got problems, and Jennifer has a lot to say about many of them. Breaking down the expectations and stereotypes of what a woman's life can and [...]
 
Book: When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry
A story of seduction, deception and betrayal... When restless and neglected Isobel is invited to an idyllic Tuscan retreat, owned by the enigmatic Jay, she imagines a life of excitement outside her stagnant marriage. Despite fear and guilt, she abandons herself in a passionate love affair, but is soon trapped in a web of feminine manipulation, business intrigue, and ruthless ambition, while [...]
 
Book: Death by Killer Mop Doll by Lois Winston
Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack's stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia's mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former [...]
 
Book: When the Siren Calls - Prequel by Tom Barry
Restless and neglected Isobel is suffocating in a stagnant marriage. Suave and charismatic Jay is fighting for survival. When Jay rescues Isobel from a Marrakech mob, both sense opportunity, and an invitation from Jay to visit his resort in the hills of Tuscany sparks Isobel to imagine a life of freedom and excitement.This "Prequel" version is a stand alone short story, but also a trailer and [...]
 
Book: To Steal a Sea by Simon D. Reagan
Russian oligarch Petr Damyanovitch had amassed his fortune through ruthlessness and charisma. His war record had been exemplary: as one of the most talented snipers in the Russian Army he had survived the blood-soaked killing fields of Stalingrad, and been present at the fall of Berlin. But after the collapse of the USSR his obsession became to restore his nation's place in the world, using the [...]
 
Book: The Zombie, the Cat, and Barack Obama - Featuring appearances from The Illuminati, Osama Bin Laden, Larry the Downing Street cat, Queen Elizabeth II, the ...
What have Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and the Three Little Pigs got in common? They are all characters in this hilarious horror/political satire. You will never look at President Obama the same way again, after reading about his embarrassing, (but very funny), secret. There have been many conspiracy theories about the origins and ancestry of Barack Obama. Some are just plain ridiculous. [...]
 
Book: A Simple Cure by Lawrence Gold, M.D.
A Simple Cure is a fast paced thriller that may save your life. From a top reviewer: A Simple Cure is an "Intense, Riveting, Medical Thriller." The novel engages the reader in the search for the cure of malignant melanoma, a cancer that kills one American every hour. If you think for one moment that A Simple Cure by Lawrence W. Gold is going to be another run of the mill medical mystery/thriller [...]
 
Book: A Star & A Tear by Stephen P. McCutchan
A Star and a Tear is a mystery thriller with a spiritual edge. Frank Sessions is locked in a season of grief caused by the violent death of his wife during a convenience store robbery. He emerges out of his grief when a young reporter asks for his assistance in writing a story about a rape in the city and Frank realizes he has a strange connection with the anonymous rapist. It soon becomes clear [...]
 
Book: Timelock by R.G. Knighton
Midnight: November 16th 1986 Deep underground in the Gothic vaulted repository of a world renowned British university a close knit group of friends conduct a bizarre and dangerous paranormal experiment. Their intent is to observe purgatory and prove existence of the afterlife. However disaster strikes and as a portal is opened a swarm of tortured, undead souls slip back into the living world - In [...]
 
Book: Hellfire & Damnation II by Connie Corcoran Wilson
Hellfire & Damnation II by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson is another tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante's Inferno. It picks up where the first collection of short stories (2011, www.HellfireandDamnationTheBook.com) left off, using the framing device of the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante's "Inferno." Winner of the (IWPA) Silver Feather award, sequel to the E-Lit [...]
 
Book: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
When Anastasia Pollack's gambling-addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars. Anastasia's job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead [...]
 
Book: Sebastian (The Three Nations Trilogy) by Christoph Fischer
"I fell in love with SEBASTIAN" - "A Beautiful Story of Hope, Love & Promise!" We must all grow up. We must all find our inner power. "Truly inspiring for anyone!" "... a MUST read. INTELLIGENT, SENSITIVE, ENGAGING - Simply perfect!" Watch the TRAILER: http://studio.stupeflix.com/v/95jvSpHf5a/ Sebastian is the story of a young man who, due to an unfortunate accident, has his leg amputated shortly [...]
 
Book: Lost Horses by Mark Saha
Seven compelling American tales. "Every story was a jewel ... from the very poignant 'Wide River' and 'Whiskey Creek' to the hilarious 'Why Men Cheat in August'. If you like stories that are a slice of life you should get this book." - Goodreads "The Blind Horse" > Johnny Wexler's old gray gelding may be blind and useless but is aggravatingly intent on living out its time on this earth like [...]
 


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