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Book: 'As Far as I Can Remember' - A Bouquet Garni of Memoirs, 'Off the Wall' Short Stories, Quirky Verse and, For Good Measure, Two Endings! by Terry Ward
Set in a world that has now disappeared and written with great good humour, As Far as I Can Remember, provides a frank and honest account of the real-life adventures, mishaps and close encounters experienced by a boy as he grows into manhood. Complete with some bizarre short stories, extracts from the author's novels and some pertinent verse, there is much to enjoy, and indeed, ponder about in [...]
 
Book: Rupee Millionaires by Frank Kusy
Want to make a million? Be careful... Impoverished Frank and unpredictable rogue Spud have a plan - to make a million. There is only one small problem...they are trying to do it in India. Starting out on a windy market stall in London's St Martin's-in-the-Field market and progressing to the colourful bazaars of Delhi and Rajasthan, the two bumbling entrepreneurs battle all manner of local [...]
 
Book: Between Cancer and Capricorn by Terry Ward
Doffing my rather battered hat to LP Hartley, I can confirm that the past is indeed a different country and things are done differently there. Delve into my post Second World War novel, 'Between Cancer and Capricorn' and you will discover just how different. For example, there is a remarkable absence of political correctness and 'ealth and safety. Sex is as popular as ever, but only acceptable on [...]
 
Book: The Inside Passage (Ted Higuera Series Book 1) by Pendelton C. Wallace
Over 270 4 and 5-star reviews. Somewhere on Canada's Inside Passage, terrorists plot to blow-up a cruise ship filled with celebrities and VIP's. What can three unarmed kids to do prevent a terrorist assault? Based on a real-life al-Qaeda plot, this story could be in today's headlines. Ted Higuera, the son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in East LA. An unlikely football scholarship was his ticket [...]
 
Book: All-Hallows' Eve Rites - An erotic story for Halloween by Libre Paley
Halloween shadows fall. Time for magical thinking... Time for erotic pleasures. The season of mists and remembering comes to The Estate, otherworldly place of fantasy fulfilment, and finds its Director Gizi in high spirits and in love. Her colleague, gorgeous Dr Grigori, is in less of a holiday mood. To distract him, Gizi reads from the scandalous journal kept by her ancestor Gabriela. It tells [...]
 
Book: Sacrifice At Mystery Hill by Joan Conning Afman
Thomas and Chloe meet at college, and feel an instant attraction to each other, unaware that many centuries ago they lived and loved each other then. When Thomas and Chloe are drawn into a faux-Druid cult, which meets at a mini-Stonehenge site off campus, he begins to feel a deep compulsion to protect Chloe from the danger he senses lurking there. Its leader, Dyfan, has re-named Chloe "Vala", [...]
 
Book: Daniel Max and the King in the Tower by Moshe Sipper
Can Daniel Max find the way home and, if he does, will his mom punish him for being late? A year after his father was taken by a mysterious smoke figure, eleven-year-old Daniel Max and his best friend Jake discover a secret gateway in their school's back yard. The two, accompanied by Daniel's annoying kid sister Dana, venture into an unknown land where they vow to help the swan king recover his [...]
 
Book: The Man Who Never Was by Olga Núñez Miret
The protagonist, Jesus, is ugly. Extraordinarily ugly. He is so ugly that his friends and relatives are convinced that behind that ugliness there must be something else. A malefic power or possibly a momentous fate. The truth is that fairly special things happen wherever Jesus is. His biological father is a mystery. His sister (half-sister) is a child-prodigy who excels at everything she does, [...]
 
Book: Tali Nohkati, The Great Crossing by Koza Belleli
"...covers more ground and cultural range than most such tales, but retains a classic feel and a solid heart." -- IndieReader Creators of the World, Coyote and the Moon pay special attention to the only survivor of a blazing fire, Tali Nohkati, as the child takes his first steps. At the end of a long journey rich in animal encounters that takes him from the White Land to the Land of the Red [...]
 
Book: Flight of the Stone by Chris H Thompson
"An entertaining read, perfect for an imaginative reader of any age ... it's an epic story" Goodreads.com "An intriguing mix of medieval swords and mobile phones is accomplished by great wordplay ... truly delightful" Books.gather.com Flight of the Stone is a fantasy tale full of drama, adventure and humour. A desperate Elliot throws a stone to frighten off his pursuers. His actions ignite an [...]
 
Book: Deadly Passage by Lawrence Gold, M.D.
If terrorism weren't bad enough, the homegrown variety is even worse. Deadly passage explains, in part, what can drive Americans to follow the example of Islamic terrorists and attack their own country? From Five Star Review: The quality of the writing in this book can be summed up in the following way. I know almost nothing about sailing, do not care to know, yet my interest was retained through [...]
 
Book: Journeys with the caterpillar - Travelling through the islands of Flores and Sumba, Indonesia by Shivaji Das
A humorous travelogue on Indonesia "The crowd lined the street, shoulder to shoulder. Fathers held young boys high, the older children climbing trees for better views. The pressure of the crowd built behind me. About fifteen men assembled around a tied buffalo: the sacrifices were about to begin." What comes to your mind when you think of Indonesia? Do you think of volcanoes rising hurriedly from [...]
 
Book: Already Gone - A Passage to the Other Side and Back by John Fluent
Do you believe in life after death? Marcus Reno did not! That's all just nonsense as far as he was concerned. Such a shame too as he has been reincarnated many times. However, Marcus didn't believe in reincarnation. "That's just New Age crap," he often said. At the time of his death he did not believe in an Afterlife, so he did not experience one. Activities were going on around him, but he was [...]
 
Book: DALA and DIASPORA - TESTAMENT - A LUO FAMILY STORY by Edward Orony Omolo
"In Dala and Diaspora" is a journey of hope, faith, courage and determination. The writer wanders with you slowly, provocatively and elicits in you the feeling and the assertion that you can achieve whatever you set your sights on, your present circumstances notwithstanding. You are invited and encouraged to think and act imaginatively, bravely and purposively, unrestricted by local stereotypes, [...]
 
Book: Wicked Wicked Passage - A Tale of Timeless Submission by Olivia Norem
A Romance Reviews Top Pick - Dara Sanderson is convinced the man of her dreams is so complete, he must be her soul mate from a past life. Though Clay MacDonough is a perfect fit in all the right places, he's shrouded himself in ever-increasing secrecy. With a wee bit of help from a mischievous fae, who is tasked with protecting the family legacy, Dara crashes her ATV on Clay's Scottish estate. [...]
 
Book: Daring Passage - Book Two of the Spirited Away Saga by Maggie Plummer
In this much-awaited sequel to Spirited Away - A Novel of the Stolen Irish, it is 1656 and slave Freddy O'Brennan is on the run. Determined to pursue freedom for herself and her young children, she braves stormy seas, treacherous castaways, and corrupt Virginia Colony authorities. Romantic sparks between Freddy and ship Captain Colin Shea Brophy smolder and threaten to explode. As they paddle [...]
 
Book: The Last Mile Home - Ordinary Insights from an Extraordinary God by Barbara McGreger
This book is a collection of a few poems, mostly short stories that relate to life experiences and the lessons learned from them that reference a related Bible passage. The writer conveys the stories in a simple, easy to understand format that can be used both individually as well as in a Bible study setting.
 
Book: Mademoiselle At Arms - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Secretive, mysterious, beautiful - and armed to the teeth. How can she be in danger? In a deserted mansion with a secret passage, Mademoiselle is searching. But for what? Gerald wants to know. She will not tell him. She is determined to play her game alone and refuses to be rescued. Who is she? Why does she disguise herself as a nun? What is her connection to the emigre Valade? Can Gerald find [...]
 
Book: Beyond The Underworld by Tyler Danann
Escaping from calamity, his old life destroyed, Galt the Pathfinder must forge a new path. Taking charge of a ruthless smuggling operation he attempts what no other smuggler would dare - a passage beneath the surface and into the underworld. With jeopardy from without and treachery within, it will take all of Galt's tricks and know-how to keep one step ahead of both friend and foe alike. Set [...]
 
Book: Swinging Bridge by Debra Shiveley Welch
Vin - I want to encompass all the knowledge I can in my brief span. Toby - What's span, Vin? Judy - It's a bridge. Mrs. Miniver 1942 William Wylar Director - Life reminds me of a swinging bridge. We begin on firm ground, and as our life progresses, we experience the sometimes thrilling, sometimes terrifying and sometimes tranquil passage to the other side - our future. As we traverse the fragile [...]
 
Book: GO WEST OLD MAN by Max Barnet and Hugh Aaron (Editor)
This is a touching and poignant travelogue of sights and emotions as a father and son endure fifteen days of cross-country travel in a desperate effort to re-establish their love. Amidst the majestic mountains, plains and rivers, the real journey is across uncharted feelings between Harry and Danny. Both long to know one another, but fear and pain obstruct their passage, as they both learn that [...]
 
Book: Justice for Joshua by Richard L. Wren
Josh and his ranger partner are just relaxing from another day patrolling the roads of Yosemite when he receives an emergency phone call from the Oakland Police department. He learns that his wife and daughter were shot in a senseless drive by shooting next to the Oakland train station and his wife might die. Enraged by the senselessness of the shooting and the failure of the police department to [...]
 
Book: Chocolate for Breakfast by Martha Reynolds
Young Bernie (Bernadette) Maguire is in for the journey of a lifetime when her junior year abroad takes her to Fribourg, Switzerland. Ripe for love and adventure, she is seduced by a handsome Swiss banker, but is horrified when she discovers she's pregnant. Protected and befriended by those who help to keep her secret for as long as possible, this moving rite-of-passage tale will warm the heart [...]
 
Book: Punahou Blues by Kirby Wright
Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully. In the world of academics, Jeff knows he's hardly Stanford material. Uncle Sharkey teaches Jeff the sweet science and he beefs his arch [...]
 
Book: Myrrh by K. Griffiths
What if the world didn't end as it was supposed to? What if something far worse occurred? Willie (War), Frank (Famine), Petey (Pestilence), and Dave (Death) would like you to know that the Apocalypse began in 90 A.D., just as St. John watched and took it all down; all visible signs of it were then buried beneath human history so that none would notice until it was too late. With the centuries' [...]
 
Book: Apprentice Mistake - A Short Story by Owen Tyler
What could possibly go wrong ? Teslanar, having just finished college at a magical school, has acquired an apprenticeship to the head sorceress of the college he attended. Things are looking good for Teslanar. After a few more years he can finally fulfill his life long dream of becoming a wizard. Given his first chance to relax for an afternoon, Teslanar decided to take a stroll through the [...]
 
Book: Justice In Cypress Bottom (Frontier Justice) by Doyle Turner
Ben Finch, now in his mid-twenties was orphaned as a boy of fifteen. Taken in to raise by a n old swamp rat uncle and a tribe of Houma Indians, he was taught all the ways of survival. Living in the swamp land of north western Louisiana and north eastern Texas, Ben decided he would explore further into Texas. Taking passage on a large steamboat, he headed upriver to the turnaround, at the port of [...]
 
Book: Bodacious Blues by Whitney J. LeBlanc
Bodacious Blues completes the saga-trilogy of a Creole family from Estilette Louisiana. From the depression on, three generations of this family have struggled in the midst of blues music, religious conflicts, lust, lynching, murder, voodoo, and racism. Now comes the grandchildren of Martha Broussard, who carve out paths through the changing world, and their stories emerge as they experience the [...]
 
Book: Alvarado Gold by Victoria Pitts Caine
As the hot, oppressive Texas heat takes the breath from her lungs, Addie Brown stands at her grandfather's grave. Deep within her, she senses her anchor to family is gone. She looks across the freshly dug chasm at three of her four cousins. Nothing more than smiling faces on Christmas cards and vacation photos, she remembers once when they were close but something happened. Snapping her back to [...]
 
Book: Living The Big Sky Life - Urban Tales Of My Tortured Tenure In by DK King
"Living The Big Sky Life" is a clever memoir by DK King that will take you on a healing journey from the outside in - from the coastlines of Orange County, California, to the big sky resort town of Whitefish, Montana. In a written voice that can be described as nothing short of audacious - real, raw and irreverent - DK King portrays her powerful passage through the peaks and valleys of love and [...]
 


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