Crystal Promise: The Shattered Crystal: Book 1 The country of Novem is in a dire state of affairs. Still recovering from a great war in which they were the aggressor, an economic depression has swept the continent and leaves Novem in the throes of poverty. The republic struggles to hold back a revolution, but strong socialist sentiments threaten Novem’s stability, and many seek to return Novem to its former glory as a powerful totalitarian empire. Novem runs on crystals mined from the ground, but many consider them to be more than just a power source. The Church of Novem worships a ‘Great Crystal’, which is thought to be a liaison between the gods and humanity. Those who can alter crystals
Senseless Confidential “Hardly a day goes by when some f&%#head doesn’t want to shoot me. Today is no exception.” Meet Nick Prince, who wants nothing more than to go drown his sorrows at the Safari Club and pine for Beth, his lost college love. But before he can do that, his job with the U.S. Census Bureau requires him to face down reluctant respondents in the remote forests of Oregon, who repel him with everything from pit bulls to shotguns. When a chance encounter in the tiny town of Elwood lands him in the midst of a loopy polygamist clan, it sets off a wild, wacky race to save himself, his job, and his bleeding heart. You won’t know whether
Henrietha A pair of novellas about friendship and endurance in the face of hardship. In the titular story, Johnson introduces an unlikely pair of friends: Joanna White, a white Canadian journalist struggling to overcome the breakup of her long-term relationship, and Henrietha Browne, a Jamaican woman who has seen her share of troubles. Henrietha relates her history of oppression and abuse as well as her quest to find autonomy in a world beset with racism, sexism and poverty. In the process, Joanna comes to a deeper understanding of her own oppression and how her identity, while playing a role in both her successes and failures, is more of a bridge than a barrier to her communion with women of all
Bottled Abyss Bram Stoker Award winning author Benjamin Kane Ethridge’s highly anticipated second novel. Herman and Janet Erikson are going through a crisis of grief and suffering after losing their daughter in a hit and run. They’ve given up on each other, they’ve given up on themselves. One afternoon, to make a horrible situation worse, their dog goes missing in the coyote-infested badlands behind their property. Herman, resolved in preventing another tragedy, goes to find the dog, completely unaware he’s on a hike to the River Styx, the border between the Living World and the world of the Dead. Long ago the gods died and the River dried up, but a bottle containing its waters still remains in the badlands.
Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story gives a realistic portrayal of a day that ends up less like the fairytale so many girls dream of and more like a roller coaster ride without the brakes. Angela must listen to her heart when a tarot card reading before the wedding in Crete casts a ray of doubt on her happily-ever-after. She resolves to let her relationship and her destiny take flight. And the family drama ensues. Soon after the bride and groom arrive in Greece, they are tormented mentally and emotionally by the groom’s father, Georgius. Tensions rise and Angela’s body reacts to the stress, all while she begins to realize she has
Bentwhistle The Dragon In A Threat From The Past Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past is an adventure story children and adults alike will love. It’s set in the present day, when dragons across the world disguise themselves as humans using magical mantras. Blending in this way, they have infiltrated the human race at every level, to uphold an ancient charge to guide and nurture humanity. Three young dragon friends in their human guises become caught up in an evil plot to steal something very precious from the dragon community. How will the reluctant hero and his friends fare against an enemy of his race from far in the past? Peter, Tank and Richie risk everything to
Amsterdam… The Essence “Nobody wants to be labeled a tourist – whether you’re visiting, or living in Amsterdam as an expat. This book gives you the inside story on why the city is so diverse and fascinating.” David Beckett, author. Combining his own experience with that of a diverse group of creative locals, Beckett tells the story of Amsterdam in the words of the people who shape the city. Over 150 photographs bring the locals’ stories to life. NOTE: an enhanced version of this book is also available for iPad, with 17 movies, 28 sound clips and 100 more photos than the print version: Check this version on iBooks and iTunes. 25 Amsterdammers share their experience of life in Holland’s
Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child was Saved from Religion In Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth, Scott Terry shares his unforgettable story of being raised a Jehovah’s Witness and surviving parental abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, Terry left the Witness religion—a religion which calls itself “The Truth”—as a young adult, and found happiness as a cowboy riding bulls in the rodeo, and living as an openly gay man. Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth is the compelling story of one man’s harrowing struggle to trade “The Truth” for a life of honesty, integrity, and self-acceptance. Book Links Website Facebook Amazon Author Page On Amazon