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Book: OFFBEAT JAPAN by John Lander
Offbeat Japan - An Exploration of the Quirky and Outlandish Using Offbeat Japan, visitors will find restaurants decorated with monsters, festivals where people dress up as cartoon characters, bathe in green tea or wine. Live it up at raucous festivals devoted to phallic symbols. Though the perception of Japan is often rather serious and sober - the country has a bent for the quirky. Japan has [...]
 
Book: Oddscapes and Quirkitudes - A collection of short stories, tending towards the odd by May J. Panayi
Oddscapes and Quirkitudes is an eclectic collection of short stories, in the traditional fashion of just a bunch of stories, as opposed to a whole book on one particular subject. They vary in both length and style. Some are strange, whereas others are quite dark and most definitely adult. Some are a journey into the human psyche, whereas others journey to the impossible. Dive in, I'm sure you [...]
 
Book: Courting Murder by Bill Hopkins
When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he's plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancee, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who's always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve [...]
 
Book: The Stroboscopic Life of Blake Winkler - And Other Stories by Stefanie Fife
Eight stories that range from the odd and darkly funny to sentimental. They include the tale of a pastor who accidentally hires the devil as church secretary; an accountant who logically tries to learn to feel emotion; three songwriters who plot to kill their publisher; and Blake Winkler, the aging rocker with an unfortunate tic who realizes he has wasted his life. There is also the man who [...]
 
Book: Odd Robert by Will Lowrey
The enchanted woods can harbor the darkest sins of man. Deep within the lush Elkin Forest, a pair of orphans find sanctuary among the peaceful villagers of Thon. For two adventurous boys who scarcely escaped the ruthless pillage of their former home, the rich, verdant woods and its bountiful creatures prove to be an oasis of natural splendor. Until one day, everything changes when they encounter [...]
 
Book: Orchids and Ice (June Kato Intrigue) by Kay Hadashi
ORCHIDS AND ICE is the mystery story of June Kato as she investigates odd occurrences while on vacation in Hawaii. It doesn't stop at odd. When benign threats turn to gruesome murder, June does what she believes is right by going to the police. But her evidence doesn't match what the police have found. It isn't long before a mystery she wants nothing to do with leads her into a race for her life!
 
Book: A Haunting Love by Rebecca J. Vickery
~ A Contemporary 'Witchy' Romance Novella by the author of "Surviving With Love" ~ Trudy thinks she must have lost her mind by agreeing to house-sit a huge, old, Victorian mansion during Halloween week. Lights switching on and off along with odd noises lead her to meet a certain, handsome police officer named Simon. The attraction is mutual and undeniable. Maybe the scare was worth the chance to [...]
 
Book: An Odder Quintet by Michael Brookes
An Odder Quintet explores a world of dark and strange happenings. From new technology to ancient legends, nothing is quite what it seems. Prisons without Walls - A prisoner serving a life sentence takes part in an experimental programme that manipulates the perception of time to rehabilitate prisoners and ensure they never reoffend. The Tapestry - Legend speaks of a Great Loom, operated by three [...]
 
Book: A New Birth of Freedom - The Visitor by Robert G. Pielke
THIS IS BOOK ONE OF THE TRILOGY! It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863. When a stranger carrying a shiny,metalic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a 2 year stint in Congress, everyone [...]
 
Book: Water Town by Laurel Veil
Ronnie is anxious about spending the summer with family she barely remembers. Her expectations are low. She'll babysit her cousin, do odd jobs to earn money for college, and maybe if she's lucky, spend a few hours on the beach. She never thought for a moment she would find herself in an abandoned orphanage, hunting ghosts or tangled up in murder.
 
Book: Egret the Elephant - Meet Egret (Volume 1) by Corey Feldman
When I wrote Egret I tried to create a book that kids would love to hear and their parents wouldn't mind reading over and over. Egret the Elephant is the first in a series of at least 4 books that follows an anthropomorphic elephant and her family. Later books include friends as well. The book is targeted to preschool and early elementary ages but I have been told it appeals to a greater range of [...]
 
Book: Dog! - You'll Never Look At Your Dog the Same Way Again. by Mike Robbins
So you think you know your dog? Bazza is an easy-going middle-aged college lecturer with a taste for weed, porn, beer and redheads. When he adopts a rescue dog, he sees nothing odd about the animal. Then a Himalayan monk comes to visit, and senses something strange. Dog is a powerful story of love and loss, sin, redemption and dog mess. You'll never see your pet the same way again.
 
Book: Powerball 33 by Connie Spittler
The rollicking story of Ed Frink, a young handyman who wins the $200,000,000 lottery. This small town romp finds Ed, not only dealing with sudden wealth, but also with odd relatives, thugs from Vegas and wild women. Playfully serious, the plot rolls along, offering action, romance and mystery. How does Ed spends his money? How would you spend the money?
 
Book: Ten In Texas - Western Series by A.H. Holt
Camping overnight in a draw on the newly released lands of the old XIT Ranch, Will Gantry suddenly feels an odd and welcome sense of belonging. He becomes friends with Dan, a deputy sheriff, a beautiful woman, and a young boy. He begins to make solid plans for the future that include an old cowboy named Pete and the professor. Will decides his idea of wandering down to Old Mexico can wait, maybe [...]
 
Book: The Other Side of Obscurity by John Black
Amanda Cooper a corporate lawyer, was very career minded. Looking forward to a promotion at the main office, a car accident hindered her plans. Odd dreams began to invade her sleep. Always on a foggy cliff, talking to a stranger, who was this man named Cort? Once recovered from the accident, bad things began happening to her, she couldn't explain. Life was starting to get unbearable. The dreams [...]
 
Book: Tale Of The Music-Thief by Earl T. Roske
Allegra's life and career as an opera singer are up ended when music begins to disappear from music sheets and memories all across City-Along-The-Lake. When Allegra identifies the music thief, she pursues him with the help of an odd collection of fellows and a magical map. But, the map has boundaries. If Allegra can't catch the music thief before he disappears off the edge of the map, then all [...]
 
Book: The Lilliput Bar Mystery - A Lady Locksmith cozy mystery by Edna Curry
Cassie Jenning's job as a small-town locksmith often puts her in odd and scary situations. In this story, she was behind the Lilliput Bar when the owner was shot. Now Sheriff Ben would like nothing better than to solve the case quickly by arresting her. Homicide Detective Chance Martin burned out on violence in Minneapolis, so took a small town job thinking he'd find peace. Instead, he's in [...]
 
Book: mindscapers by John Turner (Author) & David Turner (Editor)
In a world where lifespans have been hugely increased to hundreds of years by scientific advances, life can become tedious after the first 50 years or so. No problem. A visit to the Department of Selective Memory Elimination will soon set you right on a new road, a new life. The problem is, what do we know about Government Departments? Are they always efficient, competent, caring? Odd things [...]
 
Book: INTERSTELLAR - A Series of Science Fiction Adventure Stories - 8 Nemesis by Adrian Holland
An epic space opera, adventure... This thrilling twelve part series combines aspects of mythology with new technology, as the human race evolves into its true Galactic Human form. After the initial shock of first contact, most people have settled back into their normal everyday lives, with the only tangible evidence of this new 'alien' presence being confined to the odd documentary or piece of [...]
 
Book: Just One Year by Colette Smith
Three young women move into a house together. Ronnie wants to become independent; she doesn't always see herself as others see her, and sharing her room with her stroppy little sister Rosie is doing her head in. She's a secretary in a large Advertising Company; not very exciting but Ronnie doesn't value herself. especially as she gets to know her housemates Anna and Clara, both in professional [...]
 
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: unFocused (The Roving Book 1) by Roselyn Jewell
Hilary lives in a world that is supposed to be "perfect." The government provides all of the basic necessities and if you want additional items you can take on non-governmental work or odd jobs to earn luxury dollars to buy pretty much anything you could desire. The downside? She's assigned a career she hates, a place to live that she's never even been to before, and a guy she's supposed to marry [...]
 
Book: The Burning Man Prophecies by Matt Langford
A collection of 13 short stories and tales exploring the strange and unusual - as well as the sharp end of real life. A range of styles and genres, starting with a good old fashioned whodunnit, 'The Mr Ben paradox', looking at the extraordinary tit-for-tat hatred of Dean and Jeremiah. 'No fire' is a love story with a twist. You will then find the real sharp end of silly in stories such as 'The [...]
 
Book: The Skinvestigator - Tramp Stamp (The Sunshine State Trilogy) by Terry Cronin
The sign in front of Harry's office read "The Poe Skin Cancer Center"; It should have said "Here Comes Trouble!" Dermatologist and family man, Doctor Harry Poe, is dragged into a murder investigation and finds himself hip-deep in the unexpected world of illicit cosmetic surgery, tattoos, and flesh. "The Skinvestigator is for page-turner mystery fans." - Midwest Book Review - "It got under my [...]
 
Book: Heat, Light, Microwaves, Magic - The Obelisk (Harder Than Diamonds Book 1) by Matthew M. Pyke
What if? Sometimes this simple question leads to a hopeful end and sometimes it plunges you deep into a waking nightmare. The first book in the series Harder Than Diamonds, Heat, Light, Microwaves, Magic explores everything from odd lights in the sky, to a transformed Earth in the future, to a strange fantasy realm where things do not appear as they are, to a techno-thriller that questions the [...]
 
Book: Dark One Rising (The Tanith Prophecy Series Book 1) by Leandra Martin
The Kingdom of Aelethia has been quiet for five hundred years, but the Dark One is rising from out of the depths. All of Aelethia will perish unless the Chosen One comes forward to save them. Unfortunately, the Chosen One doesn't know her destiny in the world; she only knows she is odd and confused about where her destiny lies. She wants to find love, but the men in her life that actually love [...]
 
Book: The Gross Gang by Christine Larsen
The Gross Gang is a collection of rhymes about a group of disorderly and often obnoxious characters, who have been drawn together to play with some extremely old words that have mostly 'seen better days'. In other words, they are old-fashioned and rarely spoken in today's modern world. So much fun stumbling around with these tongue-twisters... and all of these odd words about the strangest [...]
 
Book: Tainted Youth (Diary of a Human Target) by Isidora Vey
Since early childhood, Yvonne has had many reasons to suspect that she is different from the other people: She often experiences telepathic and psychic phenomena. She is eminent for her high intelligence and good character. She never wishes to harm anybody; she wouldn't know how, either. As a result, the others underestimate her and show it to her at the first opportunity. During adolescence, new [...]
 
Book: What A Wonderful World by Xavier Cockroachal Damon
Roger stumbles through his days, trying to find something, anything of meaning or sense, something that doesn't fill him with disgust. But all he sees around him in the world makes him sick, world events, religion, "culture", and so he stumbles on in a drunken daze, wondering what the point to any of it is, finding no answers. As he wanders the city streets at night, it is odd, but it is as if [...]
 
Book: D. H. Lawrence A Personal Record by E.T. Jessie Chambers and Marciano Guerrero
E. T. is the pseudonym that Jessie Chambers (1887 - 1944) used to publish her memoirs, with emphasis on her friendship with D. H. Lawrence. This little book is of great importance for readers to get to know more in depth the complex psychology of D. H. Lawrence both as a man and writer. The importance lies in the fact that Jessie's remembrances are a reliable depiction of Lawrence's boyhood and [...]
 


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