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A Man Called Scar
A Man Called Scar
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The Long Trail West

A Man Called Scar

By Jim Cox

Category: Fiction - Western

Pages: 357

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A Man Called Scar has been edited by Bill Thompson, the renowned editor of both John Grisham's and Stephen King's first books.

Set in the 1800’s the Man Called Scar starts out as a puny boy traveling west with his terminally ill father after he returns home sickly from a protracted absence due to the Civil War.

The story begins in Missouri, where father and son lose the wife and mother during the birth of the second child and decide to sell off and take a covered wagon west in search of their destiny. Unfortunately, the father doesn’t survive the rigors of frontier travel and succumbs to consumption not far into the journey leaving the boy with the awkward ancestral name; Azro Bartholomew Carter to fend for himself as he continues the journey on his own.

Misfortune and a brutal encounter with a drunken frontier bandit results in (Bart) mortally wounded, robbed of most of his possessions and left for dead. Not a moment too soon, he is rescued by a frontier family embarking on their own trek across the country as a member of a wagon train spots the lifeless body. The consequences of the malicious attack by the drunk leaves the protagonist badly scarred, most noticeably on his face.

He ends up with lasting ties with the frontier family and more notably, with their naive daughter who was instrumental in finding him half dead on the trail and nursing him back to health.

Lives and situations change as Bart joins a cattle drive traversing the Wild West and the wallflower daughter goes back east for formal training as a schoolteacher. They both have their coming of age struggles and triumphs. She becomes an amazingly beautiful woman and the cowboy becomes a kind of western legend with his feats of bravery with Indians, rustlers and bandits. The Man Called Scar casts a long shadow especially after he grows into his muscular 6 foot 4 inch frame and fears no one.

Jim Cox tells this story in an easy cadence that perfectly relates to western tales and adventures. It is full of characters relevant to that bygone era and gives you a genuine feeling for that moment in time. It is also written with high moral standards and can be enjoyed by school age readers and adults alike. After reading "A Man Called Scar," you will have one question; "Where’s the sequel?"

About the Author
James Henry Cox

Jim was born on November 25, 1935, in Essex, Missouri. He was the youngest of five siblings. His family moved six times before he entered third grade but finally settled in his birth town of Essex, a small town of five hundred people in the flat river bottoms of southeastern Missouri.

After his father's death, Jim, along with his mother and youngest sister, moved into his grandparents' home when he was twelve. Money was scarce for the next few years but memories were built that have lasted a lifetime. Jim sat in awe as his grandpa told hour-long stories of his growing up years. Perhaps, a few small embellishments were added to enhance the effect.

Jim lived with his brother in West Lafayette, Indiana, while attending Purdue University. It was during this time, Jim first started telling stories. The car ride to visit family in Essex was an eight hour journey, occurring during holidays, twice a year. Words were soaked up like a sponge by his nephew, Jay, as Jim’s stories came to life in the back seat.

Telling stories to his four children was treasured, but somewhat limited due to Jim's busy work schedule. However, when his grandchildren appeared, time was taken to shape their minds with colorful tales almost daily. There was no end to the hundreds of stories told in bedrooms, playrooms, cars, or outside sitting on the grass. Often times, neighbor kids joined them with wide eyes and big ears.

Jim has accepted the challenge from his children to record some of his stories for the generations of tomorrow. His writings will promote the need to live a good life with high morals as his vocal tales have always conveyed. His hope is to create the same excitement through script as through his vocal words.

Jim resides in Syracuse, Indiana, with his wife, Wilma.

The Agenda for Murder
Agenda for Murder
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The Agenda for Murder

Agenda for Murder

By Margarite St. John

Category: Fiction - Suspense Thriller

Pages: 350

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Thelma Cox is obsessed with finding the man who raped, strangled, and murdered her daughter in Chicago fourteen years earlier. With the help of an ex-CIA investigator and the Fort Wayne Police, she comes to suspect Clay Teeter, a prominent real estate lawyer and secret swinger who used to work for the United Nations.

Teeter is part of a global cabal to enforce the United Nations’ radical Agenda 21 in the heartland of America. Dick Fetters, the goodwill ambassador for the Midwest Community Alliance for Social Development, joins forces with Teeter. Having quietly adopted Agenda 21’s environmental goals, Fort Wayne welcomes the Alliance and makes a test case of Steve Wright’s residential development.

Josh Rosen, an idealistic intellectual writing a Master’s thesis on public policy, gradually uncovers the diabolical truth about Agenda 21. The private vices of U.N. supporters mirror Agenda 21’s contempt for human freedom. Extortion, theft, fraud, sexual deviance, and murder -- all follow in their wake.

Thelma’s quest for justice finally leads her to The Caviar Club, a nightclub for swingers, where she unmasks her daughter’s killer in a violent and shocking climax. The fast-paced and twisted plot offers up vivid characters, surprising romance, and sly humor as well as page-turning suspense.

About the Author
Margarite St. John

Author Margarite St. John is two authors and sisters Johnine Brown and Margaret Yoder. The pen name is a combination of the two first names with the added panache of the strong mass market sounding moniker.

For over three years, they have collaborated to write a steady stream of murder mystery novels, a how-to book for aspiring authors of popular genre novels and, in the last quarter of 2012, a holiday-themed book, Postcards from a Tuscan Christmas. Although the latest release doesn’t include a murder plot, it has its own charm and intrigue and includes a cast of characters from previous titles as they work on a mystery abroad in Italy. Born in Iowa, the sisters eventually landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana which is good fortune for local reading public. Even if you are not from Fort Wayne, you will notice the hometown feeling you get from the varied references to Fort Wayne and businesses that give you a feel for a medium-sized Midwestern city.

There is slightly more than a 15-year age difference between the two, but they write as one in their fast-paced, edgy thrillers. The older sibling, Brown, is a retired attorney with advanced law degrees. She also has another career path which is handy if you plan on writing novels, as she was an assistant professor in Chicago State University’s English Department with a masters in English lit and a doctorate in English language and lit. Combine that with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and you have your bases covered for all aspects of human nature plus the added benefit of being proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Yoder is also well-educated and has degrees in education and a medical background. Between her work experience and her surgeon husband, she rounds out the team with medical expertise.

Although the recurring characters interspersed in the novels create a series feel, all of the books stand alone as individual titles, so you won’t feel let down if you happen to read any of their seven books out of sequence.

Wild Expections
Wild Expectations
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Wild Expections

Wild Expectations

Subtitle: Book One - The Mystifying Adventures of Andrew Finnegan Series

By: Richard McIntyre

Category: Fiction - Fantasy Adventure

Pages: 310

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Andrew Finnegan’s 14-year old life is simple living in the city with his father. His days consist of doing homework, working out, and playing video games. Since his mother passed away giving birth to him, Andrew never met her or her reclusive family. They operate a small-town nature preserve far from the city lights and sounds which he is used to. Events change, however, when a dangerous situation forces him to not only meet these enigmatic people, but also live with them for the summer.

In this simple place, Andrew learns that his destiny is quite complex. It shows him mystical elements he never dreamed existed and a world he has to master to avoid tragedy. Follow along on Andrew’s escapades as he is taken out of his element and starts a magical ride of action, love, rivalry, and adventure.

About the Author
Richard McIntyre

Richard was born on August 31, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana, as the youngest of six boys. He grew up in a large family with a rich Irish heritage. He brings that kind of culture to his first novel, Wild Expectations.

During childhood, he moved several times from one small town to another until finally settling in the medium sized town of Huntington. Using landmarks and his experiences he has combined them to create the fictional town of Forest Falls. He is currently employed at the Allen County Sheriff's department as a Lieutenant in the Confinement Division. He has been employed there for 20 years.

He hopes you enjoy his stories and recommends that if you don't like them, tell him. If you do, tell your friends. Combing small town life, his knowledge of modern day law enforcement, and a healthy dose of magic and mayhem he has made this series an enjoyable treat for all different types of readers.

Crimes and Secrets of a Desperate Dad
Crimes and Secrets of a Desperate Dad
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Crimes and Secrets of a Desparate Dad

Crimes and Secrets of a Desparate Dad

Subtitle: Why a Wall Street Trader Became the Long Island Bank Robber

By Steven Wyrostek

Category - True Crime

Pages: 120

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A man who seemingly had everything…A Wall Street Commodities and Oil Trader living the good life. But the pressures of it all caught up to him and pushed him over the cliff. He became a bank robber, hitting 10 banks over the period of 4 months in 2004. Crimes and Secrets of a Desperate Dad gives a message of pain, sorrow, and a chance at redemption all told through the words of Stephen Trantel, the Long Island Bank Robber.

Stephen Trantel served 92 months in the New York State prison system for robbing a string of Long Island banks. He was known as the Long Island Bank Robber and the Bank Robbing Broker. He made a living as a Wall Street commodities clerk and trader (silver, gold and oil) since graduating from college in 1987. However, Stephen suffered a series of setbacks in 2002 and 2003 which resulted in him not being able to earn. Despite trying to get work (he was a hard worker all his life), nothing panned out.

Desperate to keep his wife and two young sons in the lifestyle they were accustomed to in Rockville Centre, New York, Stephen fell down to a place where he thought robbing banks was the only way he would be able to make enough money to do that.

He was arrested on the day after Thanksgiving, 2003, after robbing 10 banks from July through November of that same year. He pled and received a 9 year sentence (a flat bid as it's called).

His story captured the attention of the media. It was documented by 48 Hours in a 2008 show called Stolen Dreams, a Who the Bleep Did I Marry episode in 2010 and as the debut show for the 2011 season of American Greed called Bank Robbing Broker.

In addition, his story appeared on the NTV network in Japan.

About the Author
Steven Wyrostek - Steve Mayfield (Pen Name)

Steven Wyrostek is the lead singer / guitarist for the Chicago band the Houndz. Together since 1994 the band of seven creates songs with an exclusively 1960's sound and covers music only from that era. The songs are produced with the philosophy that the music of their youth is uplifting to people in the baby boomer age group. The Houndz have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Waukegan Sun and the Daily Herald.

He is also a Business writer for the Chicago Business Ledger, the Daily Mirror, and Small Business Chicago. In 2008, he published a spiritual novel titled Afterlife Crisis. His most recent effort is; Crimes and Secrets of a Desperate Dad, The Story of Stephen Tantrel, The Long Island Bank Robber.

 

 

Face Off

 

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At 28, Lily Anderson, a pretty, self-assured career woman living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is facing problems in the law firm where she’s the manager. She’s also sick of living so far from her only sister.

She wants a better work environment, warmer weather, and marriage before she turns 30.

During Christmas vacation at her sister’s house on Marco Island, Florida, she impulsively decides to change everything in her life. Moving to Florida and finding a better job turns out to be easier than choosing the right husband from among the three eligible men who want her.

First, there’s Jack Moon, her boyfriend since college and an accomplished guitarist. He didn’t propose marriage when his band, The Fly-Over Boys, got a gig opening for The Dixie Chicks. She wonders if he’s cheating on her when he’s on the road.

Fortunately, two new men abruptly appear in Lily’s life. One is Tom Lawton, an ambitious detective she meets on the Christmas flight to Fort Myers, Florida. Though he’s on the rebound from a recently broken engagement, he falls in love with Lily.

The other man is Dr. Bruce Blackburn, her brother-in-law’s best friend and partner both on the golf course and in the surgical suite. Recently widowed and a popular plastic surgeon with his pick of women, he too is taken with Lily.

Discovering the truth about one of the men, misled by gossip about another, and kept in the dark about the past of the third, Lily finally makes her choice. Not until she takes a fateful cruise on a cigarette boat named Face Off does she learn the truth about the men in her life -- and her own heart.

Face Off is a witty, suspenseful, action-packed murder mystery with a thriller ending. Tightly plotted, this murder-romance novel is full of memorable characters, colorful language, and unexpected twists and turns.

About the Author
Margarite St. John

Author Margarite St. John is two authors and sisters Johnine Brown and Margaret Yoder. The pen name is a combination of the two first names with the added panache of the strong mass market sounding moniker.

For over three years, they have collaborated to write a steady stream of murder mystery novels, a how-to book for aspiring authors of popular genre novels and, in the last quarter of 2012, a holiday-themed book, Postcards from a Tuscan Christmas. Although the latest release doesn’t include a murder plot, it has its own charm and intrigue and includes a cast of characters from previous titles as they work on a mystery abroad in Italy. Born in Iowa, the sisters eventually landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana which is good fortune for local reading public. Even if you are not from Fort Wayne, you will notice the hometown feeling you get from the varied references to Fort Wayne and businesses that give you a feel for a medium-sized Midwestern city.

There is slightly more than a 15-year age difference between the two, but they write as one in their fast-paced, edgy thrillers. The older sibling, Brown, is a retired attorney with advanced law degrees. She also has another career path which is handy if you plan on writing novels, as she was an assistant professor in Chicago State University’s English Department with a masters in English lit and a doctorate in English language and lit. Combine that with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and you have your bases covered for all aspects of human nature plus the added benefit of being proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Yoder is also well-educated and has degrees in education and a medical background. Between her work experience and her surgeon husband, she rounds out the team with medical expertise.

Although the recurring characters interspersed in the novels create a series feel, all of the books stand alone as individual titles, so you won’t feel let down if you happen to read any of their seven books out of sequence.

Finding Mrs. Hyde
Finding Mrs. Hyde
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Finding Mrs. Hyde

Finding Mrs. Hyde

Subtitle: Writing Your First Popular Novel

By: Margarite St. John

Category: Nonfiction; How-To

Pages: 69

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Finding Mrs. Hyde is an amusing and concise how-to manual of twenty-one tips for first-time authors of mystery fiction.

Can the plot be summarized in a sentence? What makes a character interesting? Where should the plot be set? Should the story be told in first or third person? From one character’s point of view or from many perspectives? How could she keep the reader turning the page? How long does it take to write a novel? Was she really capable of writing a mystery at all?

Having learned a few things in the effort to publish her first book and then six more mysteries, Margarite St. John sets out the standard rules of good writing, adds a few new hilarious tips; then boils everything down to its essence for a quick, informative read.

About the Author
Margarite St. John

Author Margarite St. John is two authors and sisters Johnine Brown and Margaret Yoder. The pen name is a combination of the two first names with the added panache of the strong mass market sounding moniker.

For over three years, they have collaborated to write a steady stream of murder mystery novels, a how-to book for aspiring authors of popular genre novels and, in the last quarter of 2012, a holiday-themed book, Postcards from a Tuscan Christmas. Although the latest release doesn’t include a murder plot, it has its own charm and intrigue and includes a cast of characters from previous titles as they work on a mystery abroad in Italy. Born in Iowa, the sisters eventually landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana which is good fortune for local reading public. Even if you are not from Fort Wayne, you will notice the hometown feeling you get from the varied references to Fort Wayne and businesses that give you a feel for a medium-sized Midwestern city.

There is slightly more than a 15-year age difference between the two, but they write as one in their fast-paced, edgy thrillers. The older sibling, Brown, is a retired attorney with advanced law degrees. She also has another career path which is handy if you plan on writing novels, as she was an assistant professor in Chicago State University’s English Department with a masters in English lit and a doctorate in English language and lit. Combine that with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and you have your bases covered for all aspects of human nature plus the added benefit of being proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Yoder is also well-educated and has degrees in education and a medical background. Between her work experience and her surgeon husband, she rounds out the team with medical expertise.

Although the recurring characters interspersed in the novels create a series feel, all of the books stand alone as individual titles, so you won’t feel let down if you happen to read any of their seven books out of sequence.

Fort Wayne Sports History
Fort Wayne Sports History
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Fort Wayne Sports History

Fort Wayne Sports History

By Blake Sebring

Category: Sports History

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Since I started my sportswriting career at age 15, I've been fascinated with Fort Wayne's sports history. I remember my dad telling me stories about the Daisies and the Pistons, and the more I talked with people like Hilliard Gates, Carl Bennett, Bud Gallmeier, Don Graham, Len Davis, Phil Olofson, Bob Chase and Ken Ullyot, the more interesting things I found.

It's amazing how many situations happened in this city which affected sports on a national and sometimes international scale, either because they were held here or because someone from Fort Wayne accomplished something.

Because we have lost so many of those great men, and because we were losing so much history with their passings, I always hoped to write a Fort Wayne-area sports history book. The problem was how to do it in less than 1,000 pages which would would be too expensive. Then the idea came to use a calendar of 366 days (leap year included).

Even I was surprised at some of the events and hall of famers I found, including Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Wilt Chamberlain, Alex Rodriguez, Babe Ruth, Tony Gwynn, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Dale Earnhardt, Ted Williams, Bjorn Borg, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Feller, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Joe Louis, Curt Simmons, Dale Jarrett, Grover Cleveland Alexander and Jackie Robinson. They all made trips to Fort Wayne during the prime of their careers.

There are plenty of stories about modern-day athletes and teams, too.

Besides the calendar of events, there are also some interesting lists included in the back of the book such as every time an NBA (post-Fort Wayne Pistons), an NHL or Major League Baseball team played in Fort Wayne, the all-time leading scorers in boys and girls high school basketball, the coaching wins leaders in high school boys and girls basketball and football, a list of all-time team and individual state champions from the Fort Wayne area and a few other surprises.

Most of the dates have more than one event, so I tried to pick out what I thought would be the most important events to the general sports fan.

Maybe someday, if we can find the funding, this book can be used as a blueprint for a Fort Wayne Sports Hall of Fame. As you?ll be able to tell from this book, it?s going to need to be a very large building.

About the Author
Blake Sebring

Blake Sebring is a veteran journalist with a Midwest metropolitan newspaper. He has consistently been at the top of his profession for over 20 years, collecting more than 20 state writing awards, including: best sports columnist, best deadline reporting and best feature. As a sportswriter, Blake has chronicled IHL hockey, NCAA volleyball and three Olympic Festivals. His blog www.tailingthekomets.com draws more than 60,000 hits per month and is the dominant feature of www.FortWayne.com He averages 500 bylines per year and mentors young journalists, with 15 protégés’ nationally. He is the author of The Lake Effect,Homecoming Game,Tales of the Komets and Legends of the Komets and is co-author of Live from Radio Rinkside: The Bob Chase story, and The Biggest Mistake I Never Made, the autobiography of Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player Lloy Ball. The Lake Effect is his first novel. You can follow his daily work at www.news-sentinel.com or at www.tailingthekomets.com.

Grandad's Stories
Grandad's Stories
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What Went Wrong

Grandad's Stories

Jim Cox

Category: Fiction

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Grandad’s Stories has been edited by Bill Thompson, the renowned editor of both John Grisham’s and Stephen King’s first books.

Grandad’s Stories are easy-to-read, fun, and exciting tales about children making their way through the wondrous, big, busy world. The author slows down the fast paced, high-tech world of today and captures the innocence and adventures all children experience while growing up. Children and adults live, love, and learn valuable lessons in each and every one of Grandad’'s Stories.

About the Author
Jim Cox

Jim was born on November 25, 1935, in Essex, Missouri. He was the youngest of five siblings. His family moved six times before he entered third grade but finally settled in his birth town of Essex, a small town of five hundred people in the flat river bottoms of southeastern Missouri.

After his father's death, Jim, along with his mother and youngest sister, moved into his grandparents' home when he was twelve. Money was scarce for the next few years but memories were built that have lasted a lifetime. Jim sat in awe as his grandpa told hour-long stories of his growing up years. Perhaps, a few small embellishments were added to enhance the effect.

Jim lived with his brother in West Lafayette, Indiana, while attending Purdue University. It was during this time, Jim first started telling stories. The car ride to visit family in Essex was an eight hour journey, occurring during holidays, twice a year. Words were soaked up like a sponge by his nephew, Jay, as Jim’s stories came to life in the back seat.

Telling stories to his four children was treasured, but somewhat limited due to Jim's busy work schedule. However, when his grandchildren appeared, time was taken to shape their minds with colorful tales almost daily. There was no end to the hundreds of stories told in bedrooms, playrooms, cars, or outside sitting on the grass. Often times, neighbor kids joined them with wide eyes and big ears.

Jim has accepted the challenge from his children to record some of his stories for the generations of tomorrow. His writings will promote the need to live a good life with high morals as his vocal tales have always conveyed. His hope is to create the same excitement through script as through his vocal words.

Jim resides in Syracuse, Indiana, with his wife, Wilma.

Greed & Dreams - A True Story
Greed & Dreams - A True Story
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Greed and Dreams

Greed & Dreams - A True Story

By H. H. Chandler

Category: Memoir - Fact / Fiction

Pages: 327

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Greed and Dreams is first and foremost a true story.

This book, in many ways, reads as a script. Bearing a likeness in its moral examination and social frankness to American Beauty and The Insider, it retains a self-sacrificing, gossip-ridden humor that is reminiscent of Thank You for Smoking and Hollywood Babylon.

The focal point of this roller-coaster of tale, told first person perspective by the author, is the Iconic figure John Z. DeLorean, who went from a giant among men to some kind of ethical abomination in the public eye.

The central character of the book is the author himself. Once a financial wheeler-dealer, Rex Roberts was able to turn sewage into vanilla; spin adversity into advantage, he is now on the verge of losing it all. The sheriff is serving him foreclosure papers, his beloved Mercedes is being repo'd, and his wife who's come to realize she didn't grab the brass ring wants a divorce.

One of his last remaining assets is an insurance policy that guarantees income in the event of debilitating illness, including nervous disorders. Rex already stressed to hysteria easily complies; hoping the game will last until he finds a deal that will make the cash register ring.

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, he finds a deal still in utero, one even the bottom feeders won't nibble on. All he'll have to do is find $50 million to re-launch a discredited, reclusive former tycoon. Like Rex, the tycoon needs to bail himself out of foreclosure and crippling legal bills.

The mere mention of the tycoon’s name sends investors laughing or running for cover. But to Rex, his client’s dazzling rise and even more spectacular fall, rival the sagas of Robert Maxwell or Howard Hughes; he is the sizzle on the steak. He is Rex's deal; a gift from the gods. The clock is ticking, and every day brings this odd couple closer to complete financial ruin. They are two desperate men, fighting back to back, not just for their financial survival, but to win and beat the bastards.

Their schemes are constantly crushed by a string of hucksters and scam artists, but at last, there might actually be a deal. It's at this point that Rex finds himself in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital where his now separated wife and shrink want him to stay indefinitely.

Will the deal get done? Will Rex provide his friend with a magnificent comeback, and incidentally save his own hide as well?

About the Author
Chandler Hill Harben - H.H. Chandler (Pen Name)

Chandler was born in Herndon Virginia and at the age of two weeks was taken to live in Germany for the first five years of his life. His father, a career CIA agent, had his son accompany him to many of his posts: Europe, Africa and Central America. Chandler still attempts to maintain his fluency in Swahili and has outlined a proposal for a new novel based on his teenage years in Rwanda following the first genocide between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. At eighteen years old, with his parents long since divorced, Chandler asked his father permission to live with his mother in Greenville North Carolina. Shortly after arriving, Chandler purchased a motorcycle and drove to New York City to become an actor. Some (hard) years later, Chandler became successful as an actor with starring roles in off-Broadway shows, as well as playing lead characters for more than seven years on daytime television dramas; Detective Sam Fountain - The Edge of Night, ABC. Doctor Rico Bellini – The Doctors, NBC. Ben Harper – Love of Life, CBS. Max Decker – Texas, NBC. Blue Nobles – Another Life, CBN. Voice - overs for radio commercials were also a mainstay in his career.

Homecoming Game
Homecoming Game
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Homecoming Game

Homecoming Game

Subtitle: Sometimes returning home is the only way to truly move on

Category: Sports Fiction

By: Blake Sebring

Pages: 264

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After two years, Lars Preston and Max Curry hoped their controversial past as football players at Indiana Western University was finally behind them. They'd found a new place to play and a fresh start at UC-Camarillo, a smaller school they'd help build into a Division I-AA powerhouse.

But then during the summer before their senior season, IWU's athletic director calls UC-Camarillo asking for help and offering a huge payday. The Sagamores have run into a scheduling problem and suddenly need a fill-in game, and who better to ask than the former heroes who led IWU to a huge upset three years ago?

Despite the doubts of Preston and Curry, the Thunderbolts are flying to the Midwest to play the No. 6-ranked Sagamores on their home field. By revisiting their past, all the ultimate underdogs hope for is a fair chance, but is it for revenge or redemption?

About the Author
Blake Sebring

Blake Sebring is a veteran journalist with a Midwest metropolitan newspaper. He has consistently been at the top of his profession for over 20 years, collecting more than 20 state writing awards, including: best sports columnist, best deadline reporting and best feature. As a sportswriter, Blake has chronicled IHL hockey, NCAA volleyball and three Olympic Festivals. His blog www.tailingthekomets.com draws more than 60,000 hits per month and is the dominant feature of www.FortWayne.com He averages 500 bylines per year and mentors young journalists, with 15 protégés’ nationally. He is the author of The Lake Effect,Homecoming Game,Tales of the Komets and Legends of the Komets and is co-author of Live from Radio Rinkside: The Bob Chase story, and The Biggest Mistake I Never Made, the autobiography of Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player Lloy Ball. The Lake Effect is his first novel. You can follow his daily work at www.news-sentinel.com or at www.tailingthekomets.com.

Honeysuckle Bend
Honeysuckle Bend
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Honeysuckle Bend

Honeysuckle Bend

By Cyrus Gaites

Category: Memoir

Pages: 186

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About the Book

A very honest, down home story about the struggle of a man sentenced to two years in a Texas Prison, forced to live amongst hardened criminals. The story follows his time in the prison, listening and learning from his fellow inmates, helping him grow as a person and dealing with the struggles that come with a Texas prison. This work is brilliant and very well written. Cyrus Gaites is a very talented young author who has a very promising career in front of him. Honeysuckle Bend is a great read for anyone, regardless of genre preference.

Counting down the days until parole, trying to make it through the course; he found a new sense of life, friendship, and happiness behind The Walls. And maybe a little bit of magic. A twist on the typical prison story, Honeysuckle Bend will pull at your heart-strings. Taking place deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll find yourself entranced by the wonder of Cyrus Gaites’ story.

About the Author
Cyrus Gaites

Cyrus Gaites is a native of Dallas, Texas where he is influenced by his passion for the local music and western scene. Born in 1968 in Dallas, he currently lives in Garland with his family. Honeysuckle Bend is his first book.

Hot as a Firecracker
Hot as a Firecracker
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Hot as a Firecracker

Hot as a Firecracker

Subtitle: A Novel of Murder

By: Margarite St. John

Category: Fiction - Murder Mystery

Pages: 278

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Lexie Royce, Fort Wayne’s richest and most famous woman, has a secret stalker who leaves sappy poems about her in public places. Lexie is more worried about losing her baby weight and keeping the sexy new nanny from seducing her husband than identifying a cowardly admirer.

Then the murders begin. Very strange murders, seemingly unconnected to the poems. The victims have no connection to each other -- except that each wanted to destroy Lexie. And at each murder scene, a clue about motive is left behind -- a menacing Tarot card.

With the help of Mama Bee, a Tarot card reader intimate with dark spirits, Detective Dave Powers gradually connects the deaths -- to his old friend, Lexie. Has she hired someone from her entourage to carry out a diabolical scheme to rid her universe of enemies? And is she writing the poems herself to mislead the police?

On the Fourth of July, Dave finally connects the poems and Tarot cards to the killer -- but not in time to prevent the explosive ending Mama Bee warned him about.

About the Author
Margarite St. John

Author Margarite St. John is two authors and sisters Johnine Brown and Margaret Yoder. The pen name is a combination of the two first names with the added panache of the strong mass market sounding moniker.

For over three years, they have collaborated to write a steady stream of murder mystery novels, a how-to book for aspiring authors of popular genre novels and, in the last quarter of 2012, a holiday-themed book, Postcards from a Tuscan Christmas. Although the latest release doesn’t include a murder plot, it has its own charm and intrigue and includes a cast of characters from previous titles as they work on a mystery abroad in Italy. Born in Iowa, the sisters eventually landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana which is good fortune for local reading public. Even if you are not from Fort Wayne, you will notice the hometown feeling you get from the varied references to Fort Wayne and businesses that give you a feel for a medium-sized Midwestern city.

There is slightly more than a 15-year age difference between the two, but they write as one in their fast-paced, edgy thrillers. The older sibling, Brown, is a retired attorney with advanced law degrees. She also has another career path which is handy if you plan on writing novels, as she was an assistant professor in Chicago State University’s English Department with a masters in English lit and a doctorate in English language and lit. Combine that with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and you have your bases covered for all aspects of human nature plus the added benefit of being proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Yoder is also well-educated and has degrees in education and a medical background. Between her work experience and her surgeon husband, she rounds out the team with medical expertise.

Although the recurring characters interspersed in the novels create a series feel, all of the books stand alone as individual titles, so you won’t feel let down if you happen to read any of their seven books out of sequence.

Invent Your Future
Invent Your Future
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Invent Your Future

Invent Your Future

Subtitle: How to get Your Ideas for Inventions and New Products Manufactured and Sold without Using Your Own Money.

By Patrick Boylen

Category: Nonfiction; How-To

Pages: 119

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How to avoid exorbitant fees from unscrupulous companies for an invention that may or may not be successful.

Author - Patrick Boylen takes you through his own personal case studies as examples for your own efforts. He has experienced success with this method with small endeavors and even with major Fortune 500 Corporations.  

Introduction Section (Pep Talk)

Got an idea for an invention? Who makes it happen? You do! Introduction Section gets you motivated. Case Studies Section – 12 Actual Case Studies for you to review. Author takes you from conception to design, to manufacturing and ultimately to sales of actual inventions and new products – Teaches you how to do it too.  

Summary Section

Easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to proceed with your own invention. Additional Informative Materials Actual completed, filed and granted Provisional Patent of Author’s including: Official Patent and Trademark Office Forms, Description of Useful Purpose, Component List and Drawings as examples for your own efforts.   If you are serious, dedicated and have a sincere desire to succeed, this book will prove to be invaluable for your invention endeavors. Who makes it Happen? You Do. This Book Will Show You How.  

About the Author
Patrick Boylen

Patrick Boylen is a native of Indiana. Although born in the '60s, he was influenced mostly by the decades and cultures of the '70s and '80s, which were his formative years. He is neither a Baby Boomer nor a Generation X demographic. His writings are drawn from the culmination of the post-Kennedy years on through to the new millennium and are in a category all their own. Patrick is an Alumni of Indiana University and the author of Lake Wawasee, Invent Your Future, Murder to a Misdemeanor and Not of This World. A movie based on the Lake Wawasee novel is slated to begin production the Spring of 2014.

Face Off
Face Off
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Lake Wawasee
Lake Wawasee
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Lake Wawasee

Lake Wawasee

By Patrick Boylen

Category: Fiction - Suspense Thriller

Pages: 249

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One of the most affluent property owners at Lake Wawasee experiences financial ruin followed by prosperity through an incredible stroke of luck. The problem is that he has to take extreme measures to reap the rewards.

He takes his chances with one of the most amazing fish stories of all time. Once this train leaves the station, there is no turning back. Discovered treasure, carnage, deceit, and mayhem are all played out in this fast paced thriller. Things aren’t always what they seem on the surface, and below the surface too… at Lake Wawasee.

Patrick’s parents took him to Lake Wawasee in 1968 where the family owned a summer cottage until almost the turn of the century. His fictional novel Lake Wawasee is centered around the beautiful and tranquil setting that is Lake Wawasee, tucked within the rural towns and endless farmlands that comprise Northeast Indiana.

If you have ever been to Lake Wawasee, you will share the intimate relationship with the lake and surrounding areas that Patrick weaves within this fantastic tale. If you have never visited Lake Wawasee, after reading the book, you will feel like you have been there.

About the Author
Patrick Boylen

Patrick Boylen is a native of Indiana. Although born in the '60s, he was influenced mostly by the decades and cultures of the '70s and '80s, which were his formative years. He is neither a Baby Boomer nor a Generation X demographic. His writings are drawn from the culmination of the post-Kennedy years on through to the new millennium and are in a category all their own. Patrick is an Alumni of Indiana University and the author of Lake Wawasee, Invent Your Future, Murder to a Misdemeanor and Not of This World. A movie based on the Lake Wawasee novel is slated to begin production the Spring of 2014.

Monuments to Murder
Monuments to Murder
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Monuments to Murder

Monuments to Murder

By: Margarite St. John

Category: Fiction - Murder Mystery

Pages: 356

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At 36, Poppy Beaudry McBride is the beleaguered wife of a prominent Florida politician. In the 1989 Miss South Carolina contest, she finished first runner-up to Molly Applegate Standardt, now an investigative journalist for The Naples Daily News. Poppy and her husband, U.S Rep. Ferrin McBride (R), are staunchly pro-life, but they are made to look like hypocrites when a popular women’s magazine publishes an article claiming she had an abortion as a teen-ager. Molly Standardt does her best to rehabilitate Poppy’s reputation.

The erroneous abortion story threatens to derail Ferrin McBride’s campaign for re-election to Congress. It also sets Poppy’s mother, Jerry Lee Beaudry, on a quest to find the traitor who leaked an old family secret. Her famous Naples gardens, stocked with enigmatic monuments and deadly herbs, are silent testimony to Jerry Lee’s fierce maternal instincts. Her brother, Verlin Grubbs, a savant who knows the Latin name of every herb he’s ever ground into powder, is not as silent as he should be about who resides in the gardens.

Fortunately for the McBrides, the abortion scandal threatening to destroy them is overtaken by a scandal in the family of Myron Mullett, McBride’s progressive political opponent. Though he’s an ugly man with a comb over and a wen on his chin, Mullett gets it on with Muffy Wayne, the sexy assistant to his chief of Staff, Harley Wangle. When Mullett’s wife, LuAnn, finds out about the affair, there is hell to pay.

Hollywood plays a major role in the story. Jerry Lee’s companion is Phil Coker, a washed-up actor who’ll do anything to make a comeback. Verbena Cross, the famous Hollywood actress who hired Tom Lawton in Face Off to find her stalker, defies her famously liberal father, Virgil Goldstein, by agreeing to appear at a McBride fund-raiser. And Goldstein’s support of Myron Mullett and betrayal of Phil Coker result in a cascade of deaths.

Tom Lawton, a local private detective, and Matt Bearsall, a retired chief of detectives, collaborate to expose the source of the libel against Poppy McBride and the financial support of Myron Mullett. Jerry Lee herself inadvertently exposes the identity of the person who will murder anybody to avenge Poppy and cover up the family’s past. The unexpected twist at the end of the story is engineered by Verbena Cross on a mission of her own.

Many of the memorable characters in Face Off reappear in Monuments to Murder, and the story is again set in southwest Florida, with jaunts to Savannah and the Napa Valley. Like Face Off, this second novel is witty, suspenseful, and action-packed with a thriller ending.

About the Author
Margarite St. John

Author Margarite St. John is two authors and sisters Johnine Brown and Margaret Yoder. The pen name is a combination of the two first names with the added panache of the strong mass market sounding moniker.

For over three years, they have collaborated to write a steady stream of murder mystery novels, a how-to book for aspiring authors of popular genre novels and, in the last quarter of 2012, a holiday-themed book, Postcards from a Tuscan Christmas. Although the latest release doesn’t include a murder plot, it has its own charm and intrigue and includes a cast of characters from previous titles as they work on a mystery abroad in Italy. Born in Iowa, the sisters eventually landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana which is good fortune for local reading public. Even if you are not from Fort Wayne, you will notice the hometown feeling you get from the varied references to Fort Wayne and businesses that give you a feel for a medium-sized Midwestern city.

There is slightly more than a 15-year age difference between the two, but they write as one in their fast-paced, edgy thrillers. The older sibling, Brown, is a retired attorney with advanced law degrees. She also has another career path which is handy if you plan on writing novels, as she was an assistant professor in Chicago State University’s English Department with a masters in English lit and a doctorate in English language and lit. Combine that with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and you have your bases covered for all aspects of human nature plus the added benefit of being proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Yoder is also well-educated and has degrees in education and a medical background. Between her work experience and her surgeon husband, she rounds out the team with medical expertise.

Although the recurring characters interspersed in the novels create a series feel, all of the books stand alone as individual titles, so you won’t feel let down if you happen to read any of their seven books out of sequence.

Road to Byzantium
Road to Byzantium
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Road to Byzantium

By Jon Hauser

Category: Period Fiction

Pages: 325

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In Road to Byzantium, and its sequel Beyond Byzantium, there is one primary theme that runs throughout. It will persist throughout the entire four part series. This theme is the struggle of the individual against the constraints of a stratified society, and it involves both the fictional characters and the historical figures. The most glaring of these constraints are religious chauvinism, class distinctions, economic status, and gender bias. They affect each of the characters differently depending on their own particular circumstances, and the setting of the story serves to magnify the struggles of these individuals. At the time of the First Crusade, Western Europe is a hierarchical, feudal, largely illiterate society just beginning its ascent from the dark ages. It is rife with repression, hidebound conservatism, economic exploitation, religious zealotry, piety, immorality, superstition, rival warlords, and mercenaries.

As mentioned, Road to Byzantium and Beyond Byzantium are parts one and two of four. They cover the call of the Western Christians to arms against the Moslems of the East, the gathering of those armies, the Jewish massacres they perpetrated in Central Europe en route, the deluge of the Catholic crusaders and the inevitable havoc they wrought upon their Christian "brethren" in the Orthodox Byzantine Empire, the internecine rivalries among the princes and lords within the crusader camp, and their preliminary battles against the Turks as they set foot in Asia. The epic siege of Antioch, which also begins in Beyond Byzantium, is one of the transcendent chapters in human history. But it cannot be adequately told independently. What builds up to it is equally fascinating, and only adds to the drama and color of the siege itself.

It’s also useful to mention that in a vast adventure using medieval and religious warfare as one of the primary settings, it would be difficult not to find secondary themes beyond freedom vs. repression. Some examples evident in this work are good vs. evil, love vs. hate, nature vs. nurture, duty vs. expedience, innocence vs. cynicism, idealism vs. realism, spirituality vs. practicality, and tolerance vs. prejudice. All of these themes are represented in characters and subplots that are born of historical research, and recognizably feasible and appropriate. I took it as a serious responsibility to accurately depict the human condition as it existed, in that era.

About the Author
Jon Anthony Hauser

Jon has the unique gift of writing Period Fiction as if he were actually there.

Jon grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin before attending Monmouth College in Illinois. He was graduated cum laude, with honors, and as a Senate Scholar from that institution, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science. He is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Historical Honor Society. Jon spent the decade following his collegiate experience immersed in the rough and tumble world of politics and political campaigns, before turning to the private sector. Eventually desiring a return to academic pursuits, he has since rediscovered his greatest passion, the research and writing of history. Upon completion of this trilogy, he looks forward to finishing his doctoral degree, and then a lifetime of teaching and writing about the greatest of all adventures, those found in history. Jon has completed to date both masterful period fiction novels Road to Byzantium and Beyond Byzantium. Once having read them you will be eagerly awaiting the final two installments.

Noggle Stones
Noggle Stones
Book I: The Goblin’s Apprentice
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Noggle Stones

Noggle Stones

Book I: The Goblin’s Apprentice

By Wil Radcliffe

Category: Fantasy Fiction - recommended for middle school and up (Illustrated)

Pages: 322

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While searching for the lost ruins of an ancient temple, the mad goblin scholar, Bugbear, and his gambler cousin, Tudmire, come into possession of a most peculiar scroll. It is through this scroll that the mystical world of Annwfn and the world of 19th Century humanity are suddenly and inadvertently thrust together. Allying themselves with the awkward human stage magician, Martin Manchester, and the fierce warrior woman, Maga, Bugbear and Tudmire must rally the frightened folk of the small town of Willow Prairie against the gathering evil... an evil that has been awakened by the scroll... an evil that hungers for revenge! It is only when Bugbear and Manchester come to realize the wisdom held in an ancient rhyme that they are able to summon the courage to face their hidden foe...

"White, gray, and black stones
Scattered `cross the board
Now you must unite them
To become the Noggle Lord!"

About the Author
Wil Radcliffe

Wil Radcliffe was apparently born. He has spent most of his life breathing, and sometimes writing. Between breaths and words he married a beautiful young woman from Morocco and created two talented children with her. Lately he's been hoping people will read his books and like them enough that they'll reward him with pizza.

Noggle Stones
Noggle Stones
Book II: The Tragic Empire
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Noggle Stones

Noggle Stones

Book II: The Tragic Empire

By Wil Radcliffe

Category: Fantasy Fiction - recommended for middle school and up (Illustrated)

Pages: 207

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The Noggle Stones epic continues with The Tragic Empire!

Turn of the Century America Turned Upside-down by Goblins, Ogres, and War!

When the peaceful town of Willow Prairie became the center of a crisis that merged the world of humanity with the world of legend, they looked to Martin Manchester to become the king that would lead them to victory and peace.

Now as war breaks out between the Àes dàna Empire and the United States of America, Manchester once again finds himself thrust into the role of peacemaker. With his fierce warrior bride, Maga, and feral ward, Riley Ratcatcher, Manchester mounts an expedition to Washington, D.C., hoping to defuse the conflict before more innocent blood is spilled. Yet even as the King sets out on this perilous journey, his mad goblin advisor, Bugbear, begins to unravel the twisted and hidden history of an enemy so dark and evil that even the great Dragons of old succumbed to its subtle and treacherous might!

About the Author
Wil Radcliffe

Wil Radcliffe was apparently born. He has spent most of his life breathing, and sometimes writing. Between breaths and words he married a beautiful young woman from Morocco and created two talented children with her. Lately he's been hoping people will read his books and like them enough that they'll reward him with pizza.

One Bridge to Life
One Bridge to Life
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One Bridge to Life

One Bridge to Life

By William Samelson

Category: Memoir

Pages: 280

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In 1939, Samelson, now a professor at Trinity University (Tex.), was an 11-year old violin prodigy living in Poland. A year later, he had a secret bar mitzvah in a Nazi labor camp. His mother and sister had been sent to their deaths; he and his brother escaped and became members of a group of partisans. Captured, they were returned to a camp and later liberated to join a father subsumed by the hatred that had helped him to survive, and a postwar world in which many Nazis went unpunished. Eventually Samelson came to the realization that some of his enemies had been caught, as he and his family were caught, in the machinery of evil. "One condemned understands another," he writes in this heartfelt memoir that is affecting for its intensity and as a survivor's search for an affirmative post-Holocaust life.

About the Author
Dr. William Samelson

Dr. William Samelson was born in Poland and lived there until the age of eleven when he was interned in various Nazi labor and concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany. He was a member of the partisans at the age of thirteen. Captured by the Nazis, he was taken to Buchenwald Concentration Camp where he spent three and a half years. He was liberated by the U.S. Army in April 1945, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1948.

Dr. Samelson now holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught at Kent State University, The University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Texas at Austin. He is Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio and Trinity University. Dr. Samelson has written extensively on the Holocaust and lectured widely on a variety of topics relating to it.

Among his many publications are All Lie in Wait, One Bridge to Life, Warning and Hope and a series of six volumes of English as a Second Language texts, which have undergone numerous editions.

The Federal Republic of Germany honored Dr. Samelson for his contributions to German letters. He served as ESL Consultant in the Dominican Republic. His texts are used in colleges and universities throughout the world. He is presently consultant and translator at the Mazal Holocaust Library and a board member of The Holocaust History Project, Inc. He is Contributing Editor of The Voice of Piotrkow Survivors.

Dr. Samelson was awarded the Americanism Medal by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He was awarded the Piper Professorship as the outstanding teacher of Texas colleges and Universities. He has been honored with an Honorary Citizenship of Texas and appointed Admiral of the Texas Navy by the Texas Legislature and Governor John Connally. He is listed in numerous publications and his credits include: “The Directory of American Scholars’ Man of Achievement Award” as well as many “Who’s Who” publications.

Dr. Samelson has lectured and conducted many discussion/workshops throughout the U.S. and in numerous foreign countries.

Nothing But The Truth
Nothing But The Truth
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Nothing But The Truth

Nothing But The Truth

By William Pilchak

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Haunted by his first trial loss and the resulting devastation of a client, attorney J. Carson Tucker faces the most daunting case of his career: a claim that an executive has forced an employee, wife and mother into sexual slavery, while simultaneously advising a judge whose stunning young wife may be straying and while juggling his first chance at romance since his divorce. To meet the challenges, Tuck enlists colorful characters encountered in his past cases, including a dreadlocked Jamaican businessman who bottles ancient voodoo potions for his ethnic community and Frankie Holland, who hopes for gender reassignment surgery and whose multiple personality disorder sometimes makes her believe she is Marilyn Monroe of Canada. Necessarily provocative, as any novel exploring sexual addiction and harassment would be, readers will be enlightened about current psychological research, legal strategy and ethics as plot lines culminate in a compelling courtroom showdown.

About the Author
William Pilchak

Bill Pilchak is a Metro-Detroit attorney, honored by his peers as a Best Lawyer, Super Lawyer and a dbusiness Top Lawyer. With a degree in Creative Writing and Politics from Central Michigan University, he has written for most of his life and has published professional material, but Nothing But The Truth is his first novel. He has been recognized by the American Bar Association for the quality of his scholarly writing, has spoken before an ABA annual meeting on the research found in his novel, and has briefed Congressional and Senate personnel on employment issues. Married for 36 years with two adult children, Mr. Pilchak is also active in his community. His firm received his county bar association's Leon Hubbard Community Service Award In Support of Diversity for their enduring Law Day program for the local elementary school, and he has served as past Chairman, Vice Chair and Director of his local Chamber of Commerce.

 
Rusty Crooked Nails
Rusty Crooked Nails
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Rusty Crooked Nails

Rusty Crooked Nails

By Jim Cox

Category: Fiction - Western

Pages: 225

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Rusty Crooked Nails has been edited by Bill Thompson, the renowned editor of both John Grisham's and Stephen King's first books.

Set in the 1800’s Rusty Crooked Nails follows the trials and tribulations of a pair of orphans a generation apart who were both abandoned at tender young ages. The narration goes back and forth as Bill Baker reminisces about his own struggles and accomplishments while dealing with the present as he takes the impressionable Albert Scott under his wing.

There are harrowing experiences as well as touching moments as you are swept up into this enchanting Western tale that has Tom Sawyer-like situations where adolescents struggle with real life decisions in the face of adversity. The memorable characters of the Indian woman, The Blacksmith and the Teacher will make you laugh, cry and rejoice.

Jim Cox uses his masterful storytelling ability to captivate the reader into the story without them realizing that he is also providing valuable lessons about living a good life with high moral standards and becoming a productive member of society.

This book can be enjoyed by all ages and it is especially beneficial for Young Adults who are seeking guidance and encouragement.

About the Author
James Henry Cox

Jim was born on November 25, 1935, in Essex, Missouri. He was the youngest of five siblings. His family moved six times before he entered third grade but finally settled in his birth town of Essex, a small town of five hundred people in the flat river bottoms of southeastern Missouri.

After his father's death, Jim, along with his mother and youngest sister, moved into his grandparents' home when he was twelve. Money was scarce for the next few years but memories were built that have lasted a lifetime. Jim sat in awe as his grandpa told hour-long stories of his growing up years. Perhaps, a few small embellishments were added to enhance the effect.

Jim lived with his brother in West Lafayette, Indiana, while attending Purdue University. It was during this time, Jim first started telling stories. The car ride to visit family in Essex was an eight hour journey, occurring during holidays, twice a year. Words were soaked up like a sponge by his nephew, Jay, as Jim’s stories came to life in the back seat.

Telling stories to his four children was treasured, but somewhat limited due to Jim's busy work schedule. However, when his grandchildren appeared, time was taken to shape their minds with colorful tales almost daily. There was no end to the hundreds of stories told in bedrooms, playrooms, cars, or outside sitting on the grass. Often times, neighbor kids joined them with wide eyes and big ears.

Jim has accepted the challenge from his children to record some of his stories for the generations of tomorrow. His writings will promote the need to live a good life with high morals as his vocal tales have always conveyed. His hope is to create the same excitement through script as through his vocal words.

Jim resides in Syracuse, Indiana, with his wife, Wilma.

Shadowsworne Chronicles
Shadowsworne Chronicles
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Shadowsworne Chronicles

Shadowsworne Chronicles

By Alex Virault

Category: Fiction - Fantasy Adventure

Pages: 216

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This book is a low fantasy (as in, no magical use or dragons or anything like that) work set in a old style world, full of swords, crossbows, and other medieval style weaponry. The story follows a group of villagers who have to rescue their own from an accident and end up exploring a world that they’ve never known, or at least think that they haven’t, and find a world at war with an oppressor state entrenched with dark and treacherous past.

This work is long and is a part of an ongoing series, so if you enjoy deep, epic style works, this will be something meant for all of you.

About the Author
Chris Hamby (Pen Name Alex Virault)

Chris Hamby (Pen Name Alex Virault) started writing at an early age, creating characters and stories while in elementary school. Having won several small writing awards, Alex continued his pursuits to become a published author. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama where the influences of southern hospitality and culture influence much of his works.

Silver
Silver
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Silver

Silver

By: Ashli Edwards

Category: Fiction - Vampire Genre

Pages: 274

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Juliana Bristow, born and turned in the 1600s, is a four-hundred year old vampire with a serious problem - she has fallen deeply in love with the enemy, a charming, smooth talking werewolf. Luc is the desire of her heart, but is love enough? If she follows her heart she must turn her back on her best friends and the coven she leads. Luc Chaves, a werewolf with royal blood, is in love with a pale skinned, crystal voiced predator. Yet standing in the way of their immortal love, are the repeated and deadly attacks of his pack leaders. Luc must find a way to protect them both while trying to convince Jules that there is a way for the couple to be together forever. Gabriel Prentiss, a revolutionary war veteran and a stickler for rules, can't figure out what's gotten into his best friend. Jules, his mentor and coven leader has been under attack and acting recklessly. She is ordering him to let his enemies live and keeping secrets. Gabriel must figure out what's come over her before it's too late.

About the Author
Ashli Edwards

Ashli Edwards, 23, was born and raised in Northern IN but recently made a big move to Sarasota, Florida where she continues to live with her twin sister, Tricia, and their blue merle collie, Kiowa. She loves to watch, read and write about anything and everything fantasy. After finishing Gold; the 2nd book in the Silver series, she is hard at work on another eight books series that shall remain nameless... for now.

Lake Effect

The Lake Effect
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