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Book: California Transit - Stories by Diane Lefer
"From the world that could not be saved, the storyteller salvages small, strange stuff and assembles it into a narrative of alarming beauty and mystery and sadness." from the introduction by Carole Maso Southern California: land of dislocation and assimilation, a place Diane Lefer knows well. In California Transit, she uses conversational prose and macabre wit to zero-in on a Mexican woman [...]
 
Book: Desert Sensations by Betty Mermelstein
A young boy describes his experiences with various desert phenomena. He traces the paths of lightning across a monsoon sky with his eyes and watches the world turn reddish brown as a dust storm approaches. He sees the sunset as the product of a giant squeezing tubes of paint from below the horizon and canyon walls as layers from the mud, sun, and parched-land years. The desert provides wonderful [...]
 
Book: Desert Soliloquy by Libby Grandy
Caroline Laughery agrees to meet her ex-husband, Charles, at Odessa, a silver mining town in the high desert of California. He never arrives. Charles Laughery, a wealthy, powerful member of an international cartel awakes to find himself trapped, in total darkness, inside an abandoned mine. He keeps himself sane by enumerating those who might be responsible for his abduction. The mystery begins to [...]
 
Book: Out of the Desert Sands - A Short Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Captured by brigands. Sold as a slave. Venturing into the Arabian desert in search of her fiance, Millicent's quest turns to nightmare when the caravan is attacked. Yet the marauding villains stop short of killing an Englishwoman, a prize worth keeping. Or is death preferable to the fate that now awaits her? Can Millicent hope for mercy from Jaffar, the cultured and charismatic brigand chief?
 
Book: Silvermist and the Desert Fox by Andrea Dee Carey
This is a book about a morphing fox. All of my books feature as a lead character a fox who has the ability to become human, through good deeds. Silvermist and the Desert Fox is about an outcast oversized Pixie with hair the color of silver is who determined to free her people from a poison that enslaves all it touches. Without consideration for her self, she confronts the evil to free those she [...]
 
Book: Maggie's Ghost: A Maggie McGill Mystery (Maggie McGill Mysteries Book 6) by Sharon Burch Toner
Southern California: January 1930. For Sylvie St. Ange, a get away home near San Diego is an aspiring actress's dream. She found her very own Shangri-La in a cottage with an ocean view. Southern California: April this year. For Maggie McGill, finding a home in California near her beloved daughter, Allie, has been a dream. Maggie is ecstatic about her move from Florida to California. Ecstatic, [...]
 
Book: Under The Desert Moon (Desert Sky Series) by Mary Tate Engels
Annie had only been in Silver Creek a few years, after turning her back on big city life. Now she wanted the independence of her own business, tough as it was. She gazed at the man reputed to be a hero, back in the small Arizona town after years of life in the big city. He was no longer the skinny kid next door, stealing apples from her uncle and throwing them at the cattle on his father's ranch. [...]
 
Book: Chocolate Soldier - An Equestrian Rifleman's Story by Murray Hickling
Chocolate Soldier - An Equestrian Rifleman's Story is the true story of a young man's coming of age in South Africa's turbulent Apartheid years. It is an autobiographical account of Murray Hickling's experience in the SADF, serving in a Mounted Infantry Unit. Set against the backdrop of Namibia's hearbreakingly beautiful landscape, this is a gritty story of the gruelling and hilarious experiences [...]
 
Book: Desert Ramblings - Arid Ebbs of Consciousness by Kit Clayton
If you have ever desired to stand at the peak of a mountain, and feel the power of Earth whispering to you, this anthology is for you. If you have ever felt a soft breeze which evoked you being able to see messages being blown by, these poems will have meaning for you. Spaces and places have deeper universal meaning, and by opening our soul and allowing it to look and listen, and then to see and [...]
 
Book: Trail of Deceptions by Beverly Mendenhall
The ward of a fanatical preacher, Jade Morgan is desperate for freedom. When a shiftless gambler befriends her and stands wrongly accused of taking her innocence, she weds him, demanding a divorce when they arrive in Weaverville, California, where a job awaits her. Rand Hollilday attempts to prepare Jade for a life of independence during their journey. As her spirit blossoms, so does her [...]
 
Book: Under The Desert Sky (Desert Sky Series) by Mary Tate Engels
Lacy was drawn to Holt, from the first moment she met him. And hired him to fix up their town. She licked her lips where he'd kissed her. She could taste him, smell his masculinity, feel his strength next to her. And her senses cried out for more. He was a man with the personal strength and attributes that she admired, but not the kind of man she should fall in love with. Lacy knew she had to [...]
 
Book: Legends Live On - Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Berlin Wall Eras by Richard Samuel Baty
Jennifer Haraldsson Sherman is now a Wife and Mother. She is also an Army Nurse serving in the Washington, DC area. With Vietnam heating up, she is uncomfortable thinking of the young Americans who will be going there to fight and die. She feels an obligation to once again serve her country, but she knows she will have to get the approval of her family first. In Eastern Germany, Jennifers old [...]
 
Book: California Motorcycle Accident Handbook by Edward Smith
You've been in a motorcycle crash. Something you didn't expect when you woke up this morning. I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer and I've been handling motorcycle crashes since 1982. I wrote this book so that California motorcyclists can understand what comes next. In fact, you may already have some of the following questions. How do I get my motorcycle repaired? Is it best to go [...]
 
Book: Desired by the Sheikh - sexy contemporary love story (Sheikhs of Al Sounam Book 2) by Kris Pearson
'Everything in me demands her. I want those long limbs locked around me, and those big eyes in shock as I show her how a Sheikh treats his woman. She'll be my final foreigner because danger's close and duty calls. But until then, she's mine.' Kiwi cook Stacy is hell-bent on gaining advanced medical treatment for her beloved half-brother David or he may never walk again. An unexpected letter has [...]
 
Book: Lost Angel in Paradise - Outdoor Days from L.A. to the Lost Coast of California (Lost Angel Adventures) by Linda Ballou
Escape with Linda Ballou as she takes you on her favorite power-packed outdoor days along the sun-splashed California Coast from Malibu to Mendocino. Let your spirit free strolling long stretches of sand in solitude. Breathe deeply of the restorative energy of fern forests shaded by towering redwood giants. Kick-start creativity while meandering among flower-infused meadows, listening to wind [...]
 
Book: Who Let The Ghosts Out? by Stephen Gray
This is a ghost story with a serious moral lesson, about an actual event and place. A Civil War veteran, Admiral Casper, becomes a federal whistle blower. He is upset about being forgotten in an unmarked grave, in a desecrated cemetery, that is now a city dog park. For almost fifty years this federal crime went unreported. MASS DESECRATION OF VETERANS GRAVES.
 
Book: Gold - A tale of the California gold rush by Steve Bartholomew
Sometimes you bring your own gold when you travel to the gold rush. Marcus Gale wanted only to get out of New York. Now he's bound to California and the Land of Gold. He means to get there even if it means shoveling coal all the way. He's taken a job as stoker on a steamship, without knowing what a stoker does. He finds himself caught up in a conspiracy to take over the ship, robbery, mayhem, and [...]
 
Book: The Lion On Androcles by Neil Davies
Yso Nakema (The Lion), famed and feared Earth agent, is on Androcles, an old colony world now ruled by the alien Kerexz. His mission is unknown, even to himself. He will learn of it as he meets his contacts on his journey. It's a tried and trusted mission technique, but this time things are going wrong. Unexpected obstacles rise in his way, the enemy seem to be everywhere they shouldn't be, he [...]
 
Book: Desert Fire by H.M. Prévost
Nick stared at the mini-CD. It gleamed under the streetlights. Only the dying American pilot could have slipped it into his pocket. . . . After running to the scene of a plane crash in Abu Dhabi, Nick Chevalier stumbles across classified military secrets. And an unknown terrorist will stop at nothing to get them. As Nick investigates the cover-up behind the downed plane, he crosses paths with an [...]
 
Book: An Emperor Among Us - The Eccentric Life and Benevolent Reign of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, as Told by Mark Twain by David St. John
As cigar smoke hangs heavy in Mark Twain's sitting room, the members of the Monday Evening Club eagerly await his presentation, which they think will be the reading of his paper The Decay of the Art of Lying. Instead, Twain changes his mind and enthralls his audience with the true tale of one man's unconventional and fascinating journey through life. It is 1849 when a thirty-one-year-old Jewish [...]
 
Book: The Wizard Lizard by Gerard Labrecque
Lawrence the lizard is really no wizard. He becomes an accidental so away on a camels foot. He uses his cunning to find his way home. In reality his magic is just getting people to communicate what they already feel, without hurting anyones feelings. This is a good moral of the story book. It is not a picture book. Good to read to children 6 and up, or a good family fairy tale. If the Child is to [...]
 
Book: Paul and the Cactus - A reunion in the desert by Carl Cupper
After closing an important business in Las Vegas, Nevada, Paul flies to return to his property in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the travel, his plane accuses inexplicable faults that force him to fall on the inhospitable desert of Colorado. Trying to leave his horrible condition, Paul initiates a personal exodus towards the borders of his past, present and future. After many hours to digress by [...]
 
Book: Man Or Mirage by Rajendra Singh Solanki
Man or Mirage is a beautiful collection of my poetry. It's title is based on my first poem about Man or Mirage in which I have tried to describe a man what a thing he is. This book contains poetry about success, problems, victory, love, friendship and many more topics. Cover of this book is made with red and black lightheaded color and four Sun picture form all of four corner's angle are [...]
 
Book: Phoenix Fire by Billy Ray Chitwood
A Phoenix, Arizona entrepreneur and an ad agency director fall in love in a most unusual way. Their relationship is interrupted by sibling clashes, a gambling addiction, a murder, and a matriarch's secret that ultimately causes emotional chaos and disorientation. This is a book that will draw the reader into the story and compel them to stay glued until the end. The gripping climax to PHOENIX [...]
 
Book: Gauntlet by Terry Lloyd Vinson
Fifty one contestants, each over forty years of age and having earned the distinction of representing their state of birth, vie for the ultimate prize in a futuristic foot race that will stretch the limits of sanity and endurance. Tasked to compete within a billion-dollar, state of the art dome located at the center of a vast, desolate desert range, the racers soon discover the challenge of [...]
 
Book: Enthusiastic Annabel - When Making Cakes Is so Much Fun, It's Impossible to Stop at One! by Elise Lowe
Annabel is a very enthusiastic, young armadillo. She loves learning new tricks but also has a tendency to get completely carried away.That's exactly what happens when her grandma teaches her how to make chocolate biscuit cake - she makes far more than her family can ever hope to eat.But Annabel is determined no cake should go to waste...
 
Book: Taken by Storm (ROMANTIC REALMS COLLECTION) by M.J. Schiller
When he returns from a trip, Prince Tahj senses unrest... .... even before his best friend and captain, Radeem, warns him. Radeem heard rumors and suspects the King's advisor is planning to overthrow the crown. The darkly bitter Grand Vizier, Lord Boltar, is about to claim what he believes belongs to him, the rule of Avistad. Stolen from her home, Bashea is left bound and gagged on the prince's [...]
 
Book: Jezelda by Ben Boyarko
Jezelda is a cowgirl witch who wanders through the sky on a flying broomstick over the continental desert that the United States has become in a post climate change future. Brimming with old fashioned fight scenes and classic monsters (like were-cows, tentacle chairs, and steady jobs), this book is an original, true, modern, action hero story.
 
Book: Predictions (Airwaves) by Kim Carmichael
Trying to change her outlook, meteorologist, Charlotte Bernard, came to California for a change of seasons. When she took the job as Weather Forecaster for KCLA she didn't realize their ratings were falling like raindrops and weather doesn't truly exist in the Sunshine State. Cameraman, Jake Wells, is on a mission to save the station where he used to run around as kid on the studio lot, and the [...]
 
Book: Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman
There's something in the air-conditioning... What if you could keep your youth? If someone you knew was terrified of aging, and you'd invented the hormone, would you give it to them? Even if it meant discovery would cause you to lose your chance of winning the Nobel Prize? Blue Coyote Motel spans the globe from the barrios of Southern California to Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. [...]
 
Book: Left Handed Gringo - A Martin Carter Short Story by James L. Rickard
Taking a personal response to Pancho Villa's infamous raid on the American town of Columbus, N.M., Martin Carter travels into Mexico to pursue the killers of his daughter. Writers usually work from an outline, a plan if you will, but this was written from the seat of my pants. This allows the reader to experience every twist and turn as it was imagined. Further, they can walk away at the end with [...]
 
Book: Finding Your Soul Mate, God's Way - 1+1=1 by Ron W. Mumford
Are Soul Mates real? Can you have more than one Soul Mate? Who were the very first soul mates? And how can you find yours? The author guarantees that by the end of this book You Will Know Your Soul Mate! This is Christian Non-Fiction book with many true, real life stories and relationships. Some ended wonderfully, others, ended in pain and heartache. So what is the difference in the path to [...]
 
Book: The Amulet (Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle) by Gemma Juliana
This novella is the prequel to the Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle series. Oonagh, a powerful witch, crafts an amulet for her daughter Zoe's wedding to the Crown Prince of Zahiria. The amulet will protect her husband's kingdom. But Zoe is a petulant, selfish girl who ignores her mother and despises her husband. She becomes queen and gives birth to a royal son, as her mother predicted. Then she [...]
 
Book: While the Sands Whisper by Linda Ruth Horowitz
A Cultural Heritage Literary Novel: . . . her camera reveals unforseen secrets of a ruthless desert No stranger to challenge; the freelance American-Israeli documentary photographer, embarks on an adventure-filled, hazardous journey to photograph the Bedouin of Sinai. Ayishah meets her charismatic desert guide, Hakim Al-khalifa; whose life is lived on a rugged terrain where a constant battle for [...]
 
Book: Terra's Nite Out by Quanah Edwards
With dark hair, green eyes, round hips, and natural breasts, Terra stands out among a sea of blue eyed blondes with boob jobs. She catches the eye of a few of the party goers. Watch as she hooks up with a current IT boy, a former child star who is now a divorced dad of two, and a couple. I was inspired to write this after I entered a contest on lushstories.com about the VIP lifestyle. After the [...]
 


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