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|Author||: Bridget Foley|
When a devastating earthquake—the Big One—hits Los Angeles, two strangers are brought together by an act of violence and must help each other survive the wrecked city. Beegie is riding the bus when the quake hits. The teenager was heading back to her unhappy foster home, but then she’s thrown into a broken world. Roads crumble, storefronts shatter and people run wild. Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out when it strikes. Cell towers are down, so without even knowing if her three-year-old daughter is dead or alive, she races to get back across town. As danger escalates in the chaotic streets, Beegie and Dessa meet by a twist of fate. The two form a fragile partnership, relying on each other in ways they never thought possible, and learn who they really are when there’s only one goal: just get home.
|Author||: Tristram Hoosier|
What the critics are saying about Just Wait Until We Get Home: "It looks like a really great book judging it by its cover. I haven't actually read it yet, but I hope to soon." -Boston Accent & Times Tribune "A subtle murder mystery with deep, complex characters and an interesting, involved subplot make this story a real suspense-filled page turner or no, wait, hold the line a second, that's a different book entirely. Uhm, I believe we have some sort of mix up here. Sorry about that. Never mind!" -Southern Drawl & Globe Gazette "The book Just Wait Until We Get Home! is an abomination. It is in no way representative of the people of the great Midwest, the heartland of our country. We are not all vandals and criminals. I think Tristram Hoosier should get a day job." -Midwestern Twang & Town Crier In Tristram Hoosier's second book about his family and growing up in Gary, Indiana, a neighbor's garage burns down, a grandmother reminisces about how Tristram's great-grandfather was arrested during Prohibition, an aunt makes a drug bust, a neighbor kid builds a real, working cannon in metal shop and a church bake sale turns into a disaster. Just Wait Until We Get Home! clearly illustrates that it's never too early to start procrastinating.
|Author||: T. Winters|
|Editor||: TA Winters|
Jess has been in love with her best friend, Kate, for seven years, but her feelings have never been returned. One night they sleep together, and Jess finds out how much it is possible to be hurt by someone close. Jess and Kate struggle to redefine their friendship. They spend a week at Jess's family holiday house in a small seaside town, Awatangi, intending to make the time to talk things through, but the conversations never happen. Kate makes vague promises, but begins to have second thoughts. Jess wants Kate, and nothing else, and is heartbroken that isn't enough.Jess decides – while everything is changing in her life – that she doesn't want to go on living in the city, that she wants to return to Awatangi. Part of her hopes some physical distance between them may help things with Kate, and part of her – frustrated and upset – simply wants to leave Kate behind. In Awatangi, Jess meets Keri, a local lawyer who has also recently returned home. Like Jess, Keri surfs, and like Jess, she seems to feel some attachment to her family roots in Awatangi. Jess is drawn to Keri, but forces herself not to let anything happen. Despite everything, Kate is still Jess's closest friend, and she has loved Kate all her life. She feels she has to give the situation with Kate as long as she can to work itself out. Awatangi is about coping with feelings for a close friend that are not returned, set in a small holiday township on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is an exploration of getting what you've always wanted and it not being enough, of being in love with one person and wanting another, and of finding out that life doesn't always turn out as expected.
|Author||: Bridget Foley|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
Rose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be - she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs. But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life - the one she leads every night in her dreams. After a childhood accident, Rose's dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure. On this island, she has never been alone: she shares it with Hugo, a brave boy who's grown up with her into a hero of a man. But when Rose stumbles across Hugo in real life, both her real and dream worlds are changed forever. Here is the man who has shared all of her incredible adventures in impossible places, who grew up with her, even if they aren't what either one imagined. Their chance encounter begins a cascade of questions, lies, and a dangerous obsession that threatens to topple everything she knows. Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection? And will it lead her to discover who she truly wants to be?
|Author||: M. Stratton|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Since high school everyone thought Jake Bender would end up behind bars; after all, he comes from a long line of bad boys. He spent years away from the place he called home. When he finally comes back, everyone thinks he's just a punk kid all grown up who's now running a dive bar called The Night Club. What they don't know is he heads up a special task force, which cleans up neighborhoods and makes them safe again. Stormy Ryan has always felt more comfortable with her books than with people. She loves to spend her days within the pages of her books. When her second-hand bookstore is robbed for the third time in as many months, her employees quit leaving her to run the shop on her own. With the pressure of having to deal with her shop and people, not to mention the declining neighborhood, she is at the end of her rope. When closing up her shop late one night, she is held up and the neighborhood bad boy saves her, putting both of them at the forefront of a psychotic's obsession. Being bad has never looked so good.
|Author||: Sue Langford|
Faith Andrews is trying to make a major life decision. Things never had been easy for her. First, she ends up in a relationship built in hell then she ends up falling for her best friend. She never did make the right decision with men. Years before, Faith had walked away hand in hand with a man she thought was her soul mate. This time, life would change completely with the blink of an eye. It isn't until Faith goes wandering around the Grand Ole Opry that she realizes what she needed all along. Faith gets advice over and over from someone who calls herself Patsy. When Faith asks more, she realizes she's talking to the country legend, Patsy Cline. Patsy knows what to do - Never ever let go of a dream. Fight to make your dreams come true. No matter what the situation, Patsy always knows just what to say. Jamie Gilbert had been writing and singing music since his teenage years. When he finally met Faith, he fell hard. He let her go once when she left to be with Evan. There wasn't going to be a second time. He was putting a ring on her finger. Now all he needed to do was convince her. Jason had warned Jamie more than once that if he did Faith wrong, he'd be replaceable. When he saves Faith from a situation that nobody expected, he starts to fall for her. The fact that she's married means nothing. Love triumphs. Now he just has to convince Faith of that.
|Author||: James Houck|
A roaring, rollicking, foot-stomping farce. Ketchup Soup is an epic, and at times ribald, comedy about the lovable James Reichardt, a verbose junior copywriter who's just landed his first job at a sleepy advertising agency in New Orleans. Part genius, part naive miscreant, James suffers from illusions of grandeur, not the least of which are the beliefs that business is the key to happiness and that he is Caesar reincarnated. In his first 364 days in the Big Easy he'll join forces with the many colorful characters of the city to bring down the ad agency, swear allegiance to art and lead a revolt against capitalism at the height of Mardis Gras. A tale that is both hilarious and heartfelt, Ketchup Soup is the side-splitting story of one young man's journey through the nonconformists and dank back alleys of New Orleans.
LOVE...the very essence of emotion.The dictionary succinctly defines love as; '¬Sextreme affection'¬ that hardly seems to encompass the vastness of love. Anthesis is a menagerie of love; it savors the beauty of words and luxuriates in the plethora of imagery they evoke. Each amorous sonnet, explores a distinctive environment. Be prepared for a romantic embrace, a journey where Muse picturesquely paints poetic scenes that explore the very essence of love.This book of sonnets is accompanied by full color art, which includes many original Muse pieces. Personalized altered art applications will allow the reader to capture a vision of each sonnet; to peek into the mind of Muse beyond her written word.
|Author||: Research Professor in English Literature Stephen Knight,Stephen Knight|
WHEN OUR WORLD ENDED, THEIR MISSION BEGAN The Sixty Minute War brought humanity to the brink of annihilation. Billions perished. The planet Earth was turned into a virtual graveyard, with the shattered, burned-out skeletons of great cities serving as tombstones marking Mankind's demise. But in the United States, one final outpost remains. Ten years have passed, and Harmony Base, a subterranean U.S. Army installation that survived the nuclear inferno, has yet to receive any response to its continual radio transmissions. Long-range surface reconnaissance missions fail to locate any other survivors. Harmony's personnel, a mix of military and civilian specialists, wonder if they are the only living beings left on the planet. Earthquake damage to the base's vital power plant necessitates a different type of mission: the retrieval of spare parts from a storage depot in San Jose, 1,600 miles distant. Captain Mike Andrews and his crew set out across a Giger-inspired landscape blighted by lightning storms and deadly hazards that could swallow their all-terrain vehicles whole. The last thing Andrews expects to encounter in the nuked ruins of San Jose are survivors led by a twisted freak with mental powers off the scale... Harmony is America's last chance to rise up from the ashes of the nuclear holocaust and help restore civilization. But only if Andrews and his crew can escape San Jose...and the madman who calls himself The Law.
|Author||: Paul Ellis|
Theo and Audrey discover their new home is full of wonders. But one door leaves them in a strange and empty land from which they must embark on a desperate journey back-a journey that will not only reveal their deepest fears, but take them beyond their wildest dreams. The Big House is a roller-coaster ride of spills, thrills, and runaway trains. It's a story that will leave children of all ages marveling at the wonder of life and the adventure of living loved.
|Author||: D. M. Anthony|
At just twenty-two years of age, Briana Mils finds herself at a desperate crossroads.Once a promising student at the University of Oregon, she now finds herself alone on the streets of Portland with only the clothes on her back, memories of a happier time, and the stray dog that's adopted her. And she's got the drug that helps her forget.Briana's mistakes haunt her, lashing her with severe consequence, forcing her to make a decision few would ever make. Still, in a final attempt to make her young life count for something, Briana begins writing it all down—everything—so that others walking the crumbling precipice of rebellion might leap to safety before it's too late.She writes about her present struggles and the past. She writes about Michael, the boy she loved and left behind when she went off to college. She writes about the violent activism and drug that derailed her life. She writes about the demands placed on her by a socially conscious mother, and the adoration shown by a proud father. And Briana talks about Brody—the young activist leader who captured her heart, took it to the altar, and then crushed it.What develops is an engrossing record of a young and troubled life, one both beautiful and ugly, innocent and corrupt, lost and then found. And wrapped in its literary sinew is a cast of characters as diverse and engaging as the stars, and an impassioned love story sure to transcend time.What readers are saying:“Timeless…provocative.”“Characters so real you'd swear this was a true account.”“A brilliant read!”Alone Among People is D. M. Anthony's first novel. He lives in California where he's at work on his next book.This review is from: Alone Among People (Paperback)A Compelling and Heart Warming Story, September 25, 2012"Alone Among People is at once an engaging, moving story and a provocative statement about the thin line between thriving and sinking into an abyss as inescapable as quicksand. Its timeless and uplifting messages of hope conquering despair, healing borne of love and care, and peace at discovering one's identity are an inspiration. The author's empathy for the characters and their plight betrays knowledge of what he writes, and offers the reader a unique glimpse into a vulnerable and intimate place… his heart. I recommend this book to anyone who has traveled through the anguish of darkness and longed for the light; it may just guide your way."
|Author||: Ashara D.|
Breaking up can be so hard to do, but it doesn't have to be with Don't Shoot the Messenger. Sean and Paula have been dating for ten years, but at the tender age of twenty-five, Sean is ready to spread his wings and venture off without Paula. He loves her, but he doesn't want to hurt her feelings, and every time he tries to break up with her, it's an epic FAIL. That's when his best friend, Damien, comes up with a master plan. Damien will break up with Paula for Sean, so Sean won't have to witness her pain and tears over their demise. The master plan turns into a master break-up business. Everyone doesn't take break-ups very well, but with a business called Don't Shoot the Messenger, what could go wrong? Meanwhile, Damien's parents are going through a bitter divorce. With both of them under the accusation of adultery, their sons don't know whom to believe. Who will come out on top, and how will Sean and their son, Damien's, business come into play?
|Author||: Ken Berglund|
In the wake of a meteor storm, a 15 year old boy discovers a very unusual stone in his backyard. It's a stone unlike anything he has ever seen before, with six vertical lines engraved into it. He soon discovers that the stone has the power to resurrect the dead, but only six may return. However, with each person that is resurrected, the boy unknowingly begins to unlock an ancient evil that has been waiting centuries to be released.
|Author||: D. Chant|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Gifted with a cheerful and open nature, Leofric of Drogand was held to be the most charming man in all of Wessex. Yet there were depths to his character that few understood. Forced to keep secrets from his earliest years, Leofric had become highly skilled when it came to intrigue and subterfuge. It was his taste for adventure that led him to take up a position in Kent's royal court, but spying on the royal household on behalf of Wessex soon ceased to amuse him. Would the dangerous web of lies he found himself surrounded by prove to be his undoing? Or would he find, in the most unlikely of places, the new beginning he never imagined could be his?
|Author||: Will Macmillan Jones|
Based on more of a true story than you might wish to believe. It was a house Mister Jones knew from his childhood, his grandparents' house, a house that everyone in his family feared, a house with a tangible sense of evil seeping through its walls. However, when he saw that it was up for sale yet again, Mister Jones couldn't resist visiting it one more time, so he contacted the agent and arranged a showing. Throughout the visit he sensed the evil re-emerging and, sure enough, after he left, the agent was nowhere to be found. When the police interrogated Mister Jones, it was obvious that he knew more than he was telling. What kind of evil was inhabiting the house and what part was Mister Jones playing in its plan?
|Author||: M J Berterman|
|Editor||: M.J. Berterman|
Adilyn Archer fought with the idea that she could ever stay happy for too long. She's numb from the emptiness in her heart after the unexpected death of her mother. Adi gave up all hope that she would ever find that one thing in life to take her from that solitude. Forced into a place she never expected to be, she's face to face with the monster that haunts her dreams every night. That man stole her life from her and she's forever damaged. Just when she thought she didn't have a fight left in her, she looks into the eyes of a beautiful distraction. He's just what she needs to get through this. But is it really at the right time? Ryder Bennett didn't expect to feel such an immediate attraction to Adi. He fights with the idea that they aren't meant to be together. They come from polar ends but he still can't get enough of her. As differences try to pull them apart, they uncover odd similarities that bring them together again. Is it enough to make it last? Just when things couldn't be any better, Ryder moves faster than Adi expected. However, she's hesitant to reveal her true feelings for him because her happiness has been ripped from her in the past. What could be so bad? She decides to take a chance on her happiness again. The Pattern repeats...Without warning, a damaging secret is revealed. Adi doesn't expect what's been thrown at her and she's broken again. What first brought them together could tear them apart. Was she too distracted to see who Ryder really is?
|Author||: Britni Morley|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
In this delightful children's story, we learn that a house is more than wood and nails. Meet House, come sit on his front porch, and join him on his adventures. Home is where the heart is. Moving to a new home can be overwhelming - especially for a child. Through whimsical images and memorable characters, children will see that their home can transform into an inviting and magical place that they can truly call their own.