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A Prayer for the Devil

by Dale Allan

Our Price: $23.95

Twin brothers Luke and Aaron Miller could not lead more different lives. Aaron, a rising political star who manages the campaign of a man many believe will be the nation's next president, embraced his father's Jewish heritage. Luke, on the other hand, honored his mother's faith and entered the Catholic priesthood. When Aaron and the candidate he supports are killed in a bombing at a presidential stump speech, the Miller family's core is destroyed. Fear of a terrorist threat grips the nation, but the FBI and the press seem more focused on the death of a presidential candidate than on the other innocent victims like Aaron. Suddenly, Luke begins to feel the lure of a vengeance that is stronger than the bond of faith.

As he falls deeper into the abyss of political intrigue that surrounded his brother's mysterious professional life, Luke is tempted to break his promise to God and reassess his own sense of right and wrong. What sort of priest carries a concealed weapon? How can he judge others when he himself has strayed so far from his own flock?

Luke's comfortable life in Boston collides with the faraway world of the Middle East as he sets out on a journey to unravel the truth behind Aaron's murder. Will he take an eye for an eye?

In this murder mystery wrapped in a thoughtful meditation on the intersection of faith and justice, Luke's journey through his own darkness propels him to a shocking ending that will leave readers breathless.

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Surviving Curtis Hall

by L. A. Matthies

Our Price: $16.95

Attempting to avoid the violence and drugs at Hibernia High, 16-year-old Tristen McCoy and his friends have transferred on a sports scholarship to the elite Curtis Hall boarding school. Hometown lacrosse heroes, the boys are tested as they attempt to assimilate into a student body where excelling is the norm. Tristen hones his leadership skills and sense of humor while finding his way in this new environment. He and his friends must rise to the challenge of competing with peers whose skills equal and perhaps surpass their own. Tristen's attention is soon captured by the beautiful and alluring Marcella Venier. Despite their different origins and upbringings, the two are drawn to each other. Marcella, compelled to live a clandestine life with dark secrets and a covert research mission, struggles with her desire to further her own designs and still remain in Tristen's world. Events spiral out of control, and a student is lost in the subterranean tunnels beneath the school's campus. Tristen and his friends stand accused of foul play, and in an effort to make things right, he enlists Marcella's help in organizing a search party. During the perilous rescue attempt, danger threatens to not only sever the bonds of friendship of the group, but take their lives as well. They hope they can survive until graduation.

Young Adult/Fantasy wins NABE 2013 Pinnacle Achievement Award! Read more about Linda and Surviving Curtis Hall at SurvivingCurtisHall.com.

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Latent Heat: A Year's Worth

by David Fredette

Our Price: $10.00

Latent heat has to do with phase change. Hence, an ongoing lifetime has been expressed during the course of one year. May all that we face be saturated with positive coping strategies.

David Fredette is presently in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) trade, and has a past, in the merchant marine. He was raised, as the last of ten children, by both Robert J., and Doris Fredette. The sea was not more than a block away, growing up on Long Island. Its influence helped him decide on charting a course through S.U.N.Y. Maritime, at Fort Schuyler, NY, after gaining an interest in poetry at S.U.N.Y. Morrisville College (Morrisville, NY). Several years were spent, as an engineering officer, at sea, on oil tankers, and research vessels. But, success was followed by setbacks, when he found himself in the hospital, due to Bipolar Disorder. His recovery, after the hospital, has been continued with a good treatment regiment, family support, working full time, and pursuing goals (Some small, some larger.). David Fredette now lives in Connecticut, and looks forward to a patent, more to learn, and eternal freedom.

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They're Fake and They're Spectacular

by Judy San Roman

Our Price: $15.00

One woman's story about facing your fears head on and dealing with life and death with passion and courage.

"Judy San Roman's gift for explaining all the details of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in down-to-earth terms is only matched by her compassion for others experiencing the same journey. Her courage in sharing the truth of her darkest hours as well as her life-affirming joys fill the book with authenticity, and that, coupled with the wealth of medical information and first-hand advice on every page, will inspire and educate women at the same time. Knowing Judy, a radiant beauty inside and out, makes me a better person, and her commitment to helping women navigate all the emotional and physical aspects of this disease makes the world a better place." - Antonia Felix, Author and Editor.

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Greenpoint

by A.J. Caro

Our Price: $17.95

Everyone knows huge problems exist in Greenpoint. Everyone wants change in this Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood. Everyone wants justice-but they all want someone else to do the dirty work. When New York State Senator Nicky Collins returns to his boyhood home of Greenpoint to care for his dying mother, he realizes the extent of the crime problem in this once-idyllic place. Worse, he understands that the root of much of the organized crime is his brother, Jack, whose business interests include extortion, prostitution, drugs, and murder. Jack harbors pure hatred for Nicky, and his one goal in life is to orchestrate Nicky's collapse. Jack's other ambition includes wiping out competing crime families-a bloody and deadly endeavor. As the violence escalates, Nicky, and boyhood friend, District Attorney Simon Banks, join forces to take out the center of the crime ring. In the process, they discover a deeper, more sinister conspiracy at work. A story of a deteriorating neighborhood and two brothers on opposite sides of the law, Greenpoint tells a saga of family, greed, and murder.

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DNA 9419

by A.J. Caro

Our Price: $12.95

Following the death of his mother due to cancer, Dr. Ryan Carter made a promise to himself that he would cure the odious disease and save the world from further pain. It took time, but finally, he has done it. He has found the cure for cancer, with the help of his ever-present team -- Liz, a skilled geneticist, and Ethan, Ryan's second-in-command. Now, he is ready to announce his amazing discovery to the world.

Liz has other things on her mind. Not only does she harbor a mysterious secret, but she has developed feelings for the good doctor over the course of their work together. Of course, Ryan is too focused on his recent achievement to notice her, so she has resigned herself to living in his shadow -- until there is a murder attempt that threatens both their lives.

Now in protective custody, Liz and Ryan's relationship begins to bloom, but there's no time to enjoy their newfound love. Questions abound, and they have no idea who wants them dead. Ryan is also working on cures for diseases like HIV and cystic fibrosis. He has the power to save mankind from disease and death, but first he must outlive his pursuers. but do the death threats really relate to Ryan's cure, or is Liz's secret putting them both in danger?

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Unsung

by Heather Hamilton

Our Price: $16.00

Unsung is a riveting, emotional memoir not for the weak of heart but for all who have wished for hearts capable of enduring in spite of loss. Unsung is about a mother and daughter’s battle to cope with schizophrenia, a disabling mental illness that resists treatment and affects the lives of everyone close to those living with it. Unsung cuts scalpel-like to the rotten core of our current mental health care system, exposing pharmaceutical companies, mental health care centers, and psychiatrists for the often unconscionable role they play in doing everything but healing those who are mentally ill. It is a memoir in which the truth is unbelievable. And the unbelievable is true. Fired with a mother’s fury and passion. Laced with love and laughter. Irreverently reverent about everything from affairs of the garbage industry to Zen, rich with one-of-a-kind friendships, it is one woman’s journey to heal her daughter and to find herself. The journey is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. There is romance so strong some readers will buy the book simply to read and reread Haley’s passionate encounters with Jake Welch—a German Italian bad boy and full-time mechanic, twelve years her junior. But there is more than one love story in these pages, along with many surprises. The memoir takes its readers through cross country moves, an eviction, a car wreck, hurricanes, a near drowning, the loss of two jobs, loss of credit, an audition for a reality TV show, suicides. Women of all ages will read Unsung because it will take them from the place they are and the things they have feared to who they can be. Men will read Unsung for a thoughtful, funny woman’s take on who they are and who they aren't. Those living with mental illness will read Unsung to learn and to grieve and to find hope. Those who love action and suspense, thrill seekers, will read Unsung for an unbelievably believable adventure. Romantics will read Unsung for its unusual love story. Those who love true stories will read Unsung to connect with a mother’s real experience with her child’s illness. Unsung is both timely, with our newfound awareness and appreciation of the fact women do blossom as they age, and topical, since most of our lives are affected in one way or another by mental illness. But it is much more than that. With its honest, often funny, always courageously tender human voice, Unsung is a memoir that urges its readers to hitch hike through stars, to fly through water, to swim the earth, to dive down deep enough to find themselves.

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Boathouses

by Christine Murdock

Our Price: $14.00

The novel Boathouses is an antidote to F. Scott Fitzgerald's gilded vision of Long Island's "Gold Coast". Instead, reminiscent of the regional realism of Ann Tyler, Alice McDermott, Richard Russo, and the early novels of British writer Doris Lessing, Boathouses describes the life of a small bay side town during the years 1964-1968, the years disrupted and polarized by the Vietnam War.

Boathouses follows the story of a young woman, Jane Hollander, who over four years is forced by events to confront the passivity of her unhappy parents and their generation's sentimentalized patriotism, the escapist delusions of a childhood friend who drifts into drugs, and the misguided idealism of a young man who volunteers for the war and is killed. The novel ends in 1968, recalled by political intellectuals such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Vaclav Havel as the most turbulent and memorable year of their lives. In America, that year was marked by the Tet offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, the My Lai massacre, and the riots of the Chicago Democratic convention, events alluded to in the last two chapters.

in 2000, America observed the 25th anniversary of the war's end, yet the country remains haunted by political defeat and loss of innocence. Although Boathouses describes the changes to Long Island wrought by the dispersal of New York's immigrant communities (the changing notions of "spirit of place"), and the vastly different dreams of the first-, second-, and third-generation Americans who were overtaken by the ecstasy and terror of their increasingly divided country, the book is a relevant inquiry, especially during our current war against terrorism and religious fundamentalism, into the nature of loyalty to home, family, friends, and community. Facing the collapse of certainties that mark any coming of age - for an individual as well as a country - where do we find the bedrock of our beliefs? In our search for personal and communal virtue, what drives us to involve God as a protagonist against our enemies? Facing these questions, Jane Hollander returns to a derelict, long-abandoned boathouse, seeking sanctuary to find tentative conclusions.

It is men who have written most of the fictional and non-fictional war memoirs of the ear, mostly tales of those whose wounds or self-destructive excess fail to tell the stories of those left behind to grieve. Boathouses is an elegy for the singular lives of those who die and those who mourn, reminding us that, in any, grief, not victory, is the only certainty.

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A Thriver's Journey

by Daniel Himmel

Our Price: $15.95

Born on the slopes of the Carpathian Mountains in 1929, author Dan Himmel's father soon joined the line of the condemned at the Birkenau death camp at the tender age of 15. He survived transfer to several different camps, including the dreaded Dora camp, from which few survived, and a death march, at the end of which he watched as the stomachs of fellow captives literally exploded due to the ingestion of food too quickly upon liberation. After resettlement with hundreds of other orphans and reunion with surviving family members, he went off to serve on the front lines in Israel's war of independence and bore witness to a historic battle.

He made his way to Canada, and then to the United States, eventually getting married and raising a family in New York, where he lived out his life as a seemingly unremarkable man -- one you would never guess had had a front-row seat to some of the most significant events in modern Jewish history. For most of his life, he barely made mention of his Holocaust experience, certainly not to any of his three children, whom he wanted to protect from the pain he had suffered and in some ways continued to endure throughout his life. But as this "thriver" neared the end of his life, he finally agreed to be interviewed over a period of months by his youngest son, who found answers to his own questions about his father's demeanor and parenting style while discovering a newfound sense of identity. The author ultimately gains a totally new understanding of what it means to be the child of a Holocaust survivor -- a survivor who went on to be a thriver, an inspiration, and a source of identity and intense meaning in life.

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Strictly Business

by Lisa Eugene

Our Price: $7.99

Conservative Emergency Room Physician, Nina Henley has always followed the rules. Her life has been dictated by her unwavering commitment to medicine. Wade Connolly, renowned medical malpractice attorney and 'New York’s sexiest bachelor' enters her life and challenges her with his bold sexuality and intense passion. One look into his gorgeous blue eyes and Nina is forced to acknowledge needs that have long been repressed. When she becomes involved in Wade’s perilous malpractice case she realizes that she is at risk for not only heartbreak, but betrayal as everything she's worked so hard for is threatened. Will Wade's passion and love be enough to save her or will she lose everything…including her life?

"Loved this book! Good plot. Lots of action!" - Sandy, Goodreads

"It's guaranteed to hold your attention and even provide a chuckle here and there!" - Annie, Amazon

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Steal My Heart

by Lisa Eugene

Our Price: $7.99

Maggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, he’s disguised as a dingy dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. She soon finds that he’s a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean?

"This book is HOT! Maggie is a funny, likeable character and the perfect compliment to ‘bad-boy’ Gabe. Exciting! Intense! Erotic! Two thumbs up!" - Jennifer Hardings, Reviewer

"Thoroughly enjoyable! Great plot with lots of action. This book will make you feel alive!" - Jody Carringer, Reviewer, Hometown Press

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Surrender My Love

by Lisa Eugene

Our Price: $7.99

Patients are dying at Washington Memorial Hospital and no one knows why…. Nurse Chloe Bennett is a dedicated healer. Her job means everything to her, and she needs it to support her family. When she finds herself in the middle of yet another Code Blue, she questions the unexplained deaths. Doctor Brad Markson is a world renowned cardiac surgeon. Brilliant, powerful, and sinfully sexy! He does not tolerate losing patients. When his patient mysteriously dies, he looks for answer. The two work together to unravel the sinister events surrounding the deaths at Washington Memorial Hospital, and soon find themselves fighting for their lives in this fast paced, erotic thriller. When Chloe becomes the center of suspicion, she is surprised to find she has an ally in the gorgeous Dr. Markson. Shy, sweet Chloe is unable to resist him with his sultry blue eyes and wickedly sexy smile. His passionate kisses ignite her body, and his mere touch induces shivering pleasure. She doesn't know if she’s ready to give away her heart after her traumatic past, and Brad is battling career demons of his own. Can the two learn to trust each other? Will they live long enough to find love and happiness…or will there be two more deaths?

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The Terror of Mapooly (Eurania, Volume 1)

by Moses Solomon

Our Price: $5.99

Eurania: On the Verge of a New Order

In the closing days of the Galactic Revolutions of Eurania, Lord Walmsley must pit his militia, the Greyban Corps, against the powerful Belaanian People's Army of General Mapooly in an effort to rescue the captured High Priest of the Great Temple.

Where is the Monseigneur being held? What does General Mapooly want with a pacifist religious leader? What does Mapooly have in store for the survivors of the long and brutal war?

For Lord Walmsley, it is a mission that will change the course of his life.

Follow Moses Solomon's tales of Eurania at eurania.wordpress.com.

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Timegazer (Eurania, Volume 2)

by Moses Solomon

Our Price: $5.99

Euranian Vacation - or Not

Shot down by an unidentified particle beam while en route to a resort planet, Morgan Teggo and Rayna Choff find themselves on a quest to discover the nefarious plans of the mysterious man behind the ancient weapon.

Accompanying them into the mountains are three local inhabitants: a mystical priestess, her temple chief and an armed warrior, one of whom might not be who they claim to be.

What they find in the underground caverns is a secret that has remained hidden for centuries... until now.

Follow Moses Solomon's tales of Eurania at eurania.wordpress.com.

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Revenge of the Cheesesteak, This Year It's Personal!

by Daniel Monosson

Our Price: $20.00

Revenge of the Cheesesteak crashes into the literary world and your psyche with a tale of golf, poker, brawling, horse racing and above all, friendship. Raucous, provocative and sidesplittingly funny, this is “The Godfather meets Caddyshack” on steroids.

Philip Cheesesteak is the legendary and extremely successful Food King of Long Island. Bot on his annual guys golf trip, as the leader of Team Cheesesteak in the Gold Gang War, success on the links seems to elude him. The golf tournament provides the setting but the insane characters are what move the story. Successful middle-aged guys by day, when with their friends they bluntly spit out whatever vile, offensive thoughts they have on women, life, religion, and more. And yet they are surprised to find themselves in some ridiculous situations: embroiled in a casino brawl with a twenty-something poker poser, peeing on a friend’s head to save his life, storming a Country Club Board meeting and wreaking havoc over the Ladies Locker Room, creating a fantasy connection with a racehorse they think will bring them a windfall. The reader ends up rooting for all of them, like they've become your own brothers. Which is the point. A winner is crowned at the end of the Golf Gang War but the real story is about the brotherhood of friendship.

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The Pepsi Signs

by James Hansen

Our Price: $19.99

Realities Crash Together in The Pepsi Signs

Michael Pierce and Laura Rodriguez have had a secret love for years, but Michael’s marriage has kept them apart. Then one day they meet in a cafe to discuss a scandal in Laura’s bank. At the same time, Michael and his friends are deep in the middle of the biggest real estate deal of their lives. Whathefu has had an accident in Saudi Arabia, and Aubrey, ex-Special Forces, must protect him. Their lives converge one day on a small street in Queens where everything comes undone.

Author James Hansen has crafted a unique and compelling novel in The Pepsi Signs. Based around an overarching plot of scandal and intrigue is an intelligent character study of very human characters. The novel opens with Michael having a vivid dream in which he plays drums with The Beatles. The sequence tells a great story, but more importantly serves to establish Michael as a man unhappy with the way his life has ended up. Each character has a similar story, proving Hansen is a master character crafter. Hansen’s prose is also flawless. Whether dialogue, discussion, or description, Hansen is at his best while writing.

The Pepsi Signs is an exciting novel and rushes along until the last page. It’s also one of the few books that straddles the line between genre and literary fiction, appealing to fans of both. Readers should stop reading this review and get their hands on a copy of The Pepsi Signs immediately.

Reviewed by Andrew Keyser

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Elizabeth Franklin

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Only The Best Will Do!

by Herb Goldsmith

Our Price: $29.95

Success is achieved by determination, innovation, motivation, and a bit of luck. In the life of Herb Goldsmith, cofounder of the Members Only brand, the extraordinary circumstances and opportunities that occurred during his lifetime were there to be taken. A true legend in the menswear industry, Herb recounts his many marketing risks that truly impacted the men's industry.

When people describe Herbert Goldsmith as a man with a cause, they mean it. Herb revolutionized the menswear industry with his business partner Ed Wachtel and built their company into the largest manufacturer of men's outerwear. Using celebrities in advertising with the likes of Bing Crosby, Rock Hudson, Danny Kaye, Anthony Geary, The Gatlin Brothers, and Tony Curtis, energized his marketing strategies. In 1978, the company introduced a racing jacket bearing the label MEMBERS ONLY over the breast pocket. This was the birth of an iconic brand.

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The One Left

by Joyce A. Benson

Our Price: $10.99

The experiences documented in The One Left were written two and a half years after the death of the author's husband of 44 years. She did not write this story earlier as time grants distance and distance grants clarity. Joyce A. Benson is not a doctor, nor a psychologist. This writing is not the product of scholarly research. Rather, it is her story, the story of what she experienced and felt. It is a sharing. You are not alone.

Joyce A. Benson brings to the table an understanding of the trends of generations. As an educator for thirty years, she has taught all levels of secondary school English spanning the gamut from remedial to Advanced Placement and College level classes. Her finesse with both the written and spoken word is formidable. Her personal narrative, The One Left, is not the product of scholarly research, but rather an emotional journey that chronicles and recreates the process all of us must go through in the after death experience. Her hope is that her story offers fellowship to those souls who can relate to all or part of her tale. Joyce can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@The_One_Left_.

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American Bread: My First Twenty Years in America

by Alfred Di Giacomo

Our Price: $17.50

Most learn of the struggle of immigrants during the early twentieth century through the impersonal analysis of secondary sources. Viewing these times through the eyes of author, Alfred DiGiacomo provides a rare personal glimpse of life for an Italian immigrant family during this time. He brings us back to a small village in southern Italy called San Giorgio, Albanese - the birthplace of his parents - and gives us a glimpse of life within their village. We learn of his father, Francesco, and his journey to America, his service in World War I, and his return visit to Italy where he met and married his wife. Settling in Huntington Station, New York, the couple began their lives together during the Roaring Twenties and face, with their growing family, the hardships of the Great Depression of the thirties. Mr. DiGiacomo describes everyday life - his schooling, work, and activities - while growing up as an Italian American in the small close-knit town. In doing so, he tells of the experience of all immigrants, who arrive during a period of transition and turmoil and whose sacrifice and determination allow the seed of hope for a new life to grow.

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Bourbon & Blood

by Garrard Hayes

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In the tradition of action-packed noir thrillers, comes a crime fiction story about an otherwise good guy "bent" bad when he's pulled into the underbelly of the New York City crime scene.

Drugs, white slavery, prostitution, murder... Former soldier and decorated war hero Bill Conlin finds himself immersed in it all when he can't find "respectable" work after his tour in Afghanistan. When his cousin, Jimmy, first tries to talk him into joining Irish mafia boss Frank Sullivan's gang, Bill brushes him off.

All Bill really wants is a normal life with a nice girl, and he's pretty sure the waitress he just met, Dana, is the one. But with his savings running low, and desperate to get out of his Hell's Kitchen near-tenement apartment building, Bill, against his better judgment, agrees to a meeting with Mr. Sullivan, an Irish Mob boss -- and immediately hits the point of no return... Now with a brand new Lincoln and fancy new uptown digs (complete with a live-in girl whose only purpose is to serve him, and a wardrobe packed with weapons), Bill's tasked to take down a Harlem-based Mexican prostitution ring.

One thing leads to another, however, and the deeper he gets, the more he learns, and the more tangled up he becomes in a lifestyle he never wanted. But how long until he takes matters into his own hands... And what will the ultimate cost be...

Mystery & suspense lurk around every corner of this hard-boiled crime drama where mobsters shoot it out with urban gangs on the streets of New York City.

Garrard Hayes is a lifelong New York resident whose ancestors made their living on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn. His love of action and crime fiction, together with a knack for good, gritty story telling, sparked him to write. He lives in New York with his wife, two children, and three dogs.

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Sicilian With a French Accent

by Linda Cascio Critelli

Our Price: $14.95

Sicilian With a French Accent, written in memory of the author's mother, contains delicious and simple-to-prepare recipes, color photos of each, and tidbits of sage advice from her kitchen to yours.  A personal labor of love, this book will resonate with anyone who spent loving time in the kitchen with Mom.

Linda Cascio Critelli earned an M.S. Ed. in Secondary French from SUNY Buffalo and enjoyed a long career as a French teacher before retiring several years ago.  She is also a Certified Holistic Wellness Consultant, was trained as a Wedding Event Planner, and has spent time breeding and showing West Highland White Terriers.  Inspired by her true passion for cooking and a life-long interest in writing, she created this volume in memory of her mom.  Linda currently lives in Western New York with her husband and two Westies.  Watch Linda's TV interview and cooking segment at WKBW TV.

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SUKI: What Does Love Really Look Like?

by C.F. Winn

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Life offers one guarantee… death.

Savannah’s situation goes from good to perfect when she meets Dwayne, an ex-Marine with a soft heart. They seem to have it all, until one challenge shakes them to their cores. When all your beliefs are threatened, do you know what love really looks like? Will the choices they make be the right ones?

We all assume we know what love is, but think again. It comes in many shapes and sizes. If you knew ahead of time that you’d never see ”happily ever after“, would you choose to live at all for the sake of love?

CF Winn flexes her story telling muscle and shows us why she is an award winning author. SUKI will grab your heart and make you think about your place… and your purpose in this world. Read more at ReadSUKI.com.

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Parent Fatigue Syndrome

by Joanna Hulton, Ph.D. with Blethyn Hulton

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This is not your parent's parenting book! In this book the reader sits beside this 21st Century psychoanalyst and sees how a child's emotional and intellectual development unfolds. Through parenting stories and a clear explanation of what children need from their caregivers, you will understand the meaning of "to know your child is to know yourself". This is a book for and about children of all ages. Parents who read it will realize why it is never too late to touch up developmental gaps necessary for full human growth. Sit on the couch and learn how to combat Parent Fatigue Syndrome in your own way while honoring your parents for what they have given you.

About the Author: Joanna Hulton, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychoanalyst in private practice on Long Island. As a teacher, workshop leader and therapist, she dedicates herself to enhancing the role of family, school and community in improving children's self-esteem, feelings of personal efficacy, and ability to learn. To read more, please visit the Parent & Educator Forum.

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Samson and Sunset (Book One of the Westover Family Saga)

by Dorothy Annie Schritt

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It's 1963 in Hudson, Nebraska and twenty-one-year-old Kathrine (Callie) Mitchell is from the wrong side of the tracks. A virgin in every sense of the word until a simple date takes a dark turn and she winds up with child. Pregnant and abandoned, Kathrine meets young, wealthy rancher and legendary playboy Shay Westover. No one is more surprised than she when sparks fly. But can Shay change his Don Juan ways when women flock to him like flies to honey? Is chemisty enough to keep two such opposites -- a poor, fiery city girl and cocksure farm boy -- together? Erotic, authentic and exciting, Samson and Sunset is a one-of-a-kind love story you won't want to put down.

Dorothy Annie Schritt was born in Nebraska in 1942 to German immigrants. She graduated high school in 1960 and went on to study at the Bette Bonn International School of Modeling and Design. Blessed with five beautiful children and five beautiful grandchildren, Dorothy currently lives with her husband in Colorado, enjoying the mountains and the simple life. This is her first novel. To read more, please visit DorothyAnnieSchritt.com.

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Starling Darling (Book Two of the Westover Family Saga)

by Dorothy Annie Schritt

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With their little daughter, Patty Cake, who was lost to them for 13 years, safe at home with them, we find the Westovers enjoying life to the fullest, until they discover what happened to their sweet child. Shay wants revenge for Patty's sake and his. Samson and Sunset left us with a new baby on the way, thrilling the whole family. Life is never simple for these two lovebirds. They get dealt cards that would try the best of us. Will Shay hold his family together or will he seek comfort in the arms of another woman? Callie has always let her faith in God lead her, she leans on God for answers, but will an accident take Callie's faith from her, or bring her closer to God? Kelly, Wes, and Patty will find that they must grow up faster than they had anticipated. Did Shay and Callie raise them to be strong enough to overcome the adversity they must face? Starling Darling is as sensual as Samson and Sunset, yet, for Shay and Callie, their love is still as pure and innocent as the day they met. Starling Darling will keep you turning the pages to find out what and where these two are going next. This sequel to Samson and Sunset will not disappoint as some sequels do. It will keep you waiting in anticipation for book three of the Westover series, just to see what life has in store for the whole Westover family. Callie and Shay still live for each other’s touch, and Callie longs for the oh-so-famous Shay hold. If you have read Samson and Sunset, then Starling Darling is a must read.

Dorothy was born and raised in Nebraska. At age 66 she decided to venture into writing. Her first book, Samson and Sunset, developed a loyal and devoted following. She continues to write, pouring her love of life and family into her work. Writing the books has lead Dorothy to form treasured friendships that go beyond the business side of publishing. Dorothy currently lives with her husband in Colorado. Read more at DorothyAnnieSchritt.com.

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The Journey for Mama's Babies

by Melissa R. Pandolf

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Melissa Pandolf has never been one to let a few rules stand in her way. So, when she and her husband Doug began the adoption process, the hopeful mother-to-be had her sights set on quickly welcoming two beaming babies to make the Pandolf house a family home.

However, after three years, four trips to Russi, one trip to Washington, DC and two plane crashes that threatened to bring their dream down around them, she came to realize that a bigger destiny awaited them on the other side of the world. As the adoptive parents of four Russian siblings, the young couple from Long Island learned the true meaning of family and what it means to go the extra mile to give your children what they need.

Beginning with the first meeting with an adoption agency, The Journey for Mama’s Babies chronicles the Pandolfs’ three-year odyssey to bring their babies home. From her naïve initial assumptions about the process to her ultimate hard-won savvy and resolve, Pandolf shares every key aspect of the experience, including the unexpected depression that can be companion to this emotionally wrenching process. With clear-eyed candor, the author recounts the ups and downs, the unexpected twists and the backward loops that frequently punctuated their mission. Along the way, she and her husband were also faced with heartbreaking decisions that neither had anticipated as their dream of two children quickly grew when a larger group of siblings presented itself. At the same time, the couple also confronted the demand for an ironclad resiliency due to countless setbacks, never-ending red tape and a constantly shifting perspective on what it truly means to be a family. Still, their challenges only began when they finally were joined together in the United States as the Pandolfs scrambled to help their children make the transition from speaking Russian to speaking English and help them adjust to their new surroundings.

Enlightening, easy to read and arrestingly honest, The Journey for Mama’s Babies will captivate anyone who has ever navigated the intricacies of the adoption process or who cares about someone who has. Both inspiring and open-eyed, this tender, telling story of a family built across oceans, languages, and every imaginable obstacle will take hold of your heart and make you hold your loved ones closer still.

About the Author: Melissa R. Pandolf is the adoptive mom to four biological Russian siblings, two of whom have special needs. She recently celebrated her twentieth year serving in the United States military and is currently serving in the Air National Guard. She has an AAS degree in financial management as well as an associate degree in allied health services from the Community College of the Air Force. She lives in Patchogue, Long Island, with her husband, four children and the family dog. Her life, as crazy and hectic as it is, is perfect, and she wouldn't have it any other way. To read more, please visit the facebook.com/TheJourneyForMamasBabies.

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Gone... But Not Missed: A Nathan Miccoli Mystery

by A.R. Kennedy

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Lillian Brannon wakes up on Valentine's Day in an exact replica of her bedroom, but the only item she believes is authentic is her dog, Laude.  She is held captive in her kidnapper's basement apartment, summoned upstairs once a week for a chaste dinner.  But will his kindness last, and, more importantly, why isn’t anyone looking for her?   Lillian’s story is interwoven with that of Nathan, a NYPD officer, who is intrigued by Lillian’s disappearance -- how can a young woman be gone for two weeks before a Missing Person Report is filed? Local police believe Lillian has voluntarily abandoned a life she didn’t like.  Lillian’s best friend convinces Nathan the authorities are wrong. With no jurisdiction, no resources and no witnesses, he is compelled by the pictures of Lillian with her sweet smile and sparkling green eyes to obsessively take up the case.  Armed with Lillian’s keys and personal information, he spends hours, then days, in her home trying to find clues that will lead him to her.

About the Author: A.R. Kennedy is a physical therapist born and raised on Long Island, NY. She currently lives in Long Beach, NY. This is her debut novel. To read more, please visit ARKennedyAuthor.com.

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My Journey On Becoming A Nurse: Contribution to the Nursing Profession

by Verlia M. Brown, MA, RN, BC

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The purpose of this book is to chronicle my life's journey from birth to achieving my goal to be a registered nurse. People, in general, take different pathways to fulfill their professional dreams. My pathway took long and winding roads, hills and valleys. My intention is to inspire, motivate and encourage people across the spectrum, that they should pursue their dreams and never give up. In-so-doing, there may be many obstacles and struggles along the way, but, with strength and determination, and help from the community of people around them, their goals can be achieved.

Verlia M. Brown, MA, RN, BC, wored in Critical Care at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. She retired in 2012 after 38 years working in Intensive Care units. She is past president of the New York State Nurses Association, a member a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Brown obtained a Master of Arts degree in Community Health from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She received a diploma in Nursing from Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing. She was just elected as one of the board of directors for Nurses House. Read more at myjourneyonbecominganurse.com.

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Healing Roots

by Constance C.F. Golden

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Sometimes to move forward, we need to go back to where it all began. A forgotten but familiar walkway, a lost but savored taste, a forsaken but blessed breath... and suddenly the layers of life seem to make sense again. The key is to find your own healing roots.

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the south shore of Long Island, New York. Many of the poems in Healing Roots were written during the clean-up process. That process could not have occurred without the love, support and energy of family and friends.

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Land That I Love

by William Freedman

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When two rival presidents in the distant future, foes since their youth, declare a hyper-power war, they set in motion events which transform America’s place in the world… and beyond. With devilish delight icons, role models and expectations are upended with laugh-out-loud irreverence. Characters defy tradition and stereotyping, revealing the devastating highjinks which – without doubt – exist within the hallowed halls of existing rival countries, let alone imaginary future nations and governments. Outrageous political prods and withering insight makes Land That I Love a compelling lampoon.

William Freedman is a New York-based satirist who uses science fiction and fantasy tropes. He is author of Mighty Mighty and Land That I Love, co-author with Ben Parris of Supernaturalz, contributor to the 2005 Spirit House chapbook to raise money for tsunami survivors, and a frequent program participant at genre conventions throughout the northeast U.S. Most recently, he served as editor for the Age of Certainty: What if God Existed? anthology. His non-fiction bylines – covering everything from hot stocks for Investor’s Business Daily to the rise of distilled spirits for History magazine to Bram Stoker Awards weekend for Long Island’s Newsday – go back more than 20 years. Read more at RebelePublishers.com.

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Mighty Mighty

by William Freedman

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How would a world populated by superheroes differ from our own? Not much.

If you have a rare skill or a talent or an ability that you're not using, then maybe you could relate to our heroes:

  • Orville Ortley, Mucus-Man, whose snot has the explosive power of a howitzer shell
  • Kevin Kiley, Count Karma, invincible wonder of the ethereal plane who's utterly useless on Earth
  • Mindy Maguire, Supermodel, upon whom the goddesses bestowed the most unwelcome power a Smith College women's studies major could imagine

Instead of fighting evil on a cosmic scale, they guard St. Louis's Chesterfield Mall. That is, until the day the villains' lobby, the American Malevolence Institute, sets its sights on this ordinary shopping center. If the Institute should defeat this discount-bin collection of mall cops, it would mean the end of all life on earth.

Battling these villains would be an epic struggle in itself but, along the way, our heroes must also contend with the headline-grabbing super-group The Crusaders, a once-peaceable young woman who has been transformed into a chaotic beast after having been bitten by a radioactive badger, stifling government bureaucracy, the capriciousness of deities and, of course, their own personal shortcomings and that of their teammates.

Who will survive? Who will prevail? Who will prove themselves mighty? Read more at RebelePublisher.com.

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The Brotherhood of Purity

by Thomas Di Carlo and Connie Atkinson

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It is a hot and dusty day on the outskirts of Teheran just after 9-11 when an American journalist, David Anderson, encounters a schoolboy sitting by a fountain. The moment they share is the first thread that will weave their lives into a labyrinth of intrigue as their paths crisscross over three continents in pursuit of diametrically opposed objectives. Ten years pass and promises have been broken since that day at the fountain. David is propelled into a heart-thumping race against the clock to stop the most relentless terror machine the world has ever produced: a deadly and highly secretive organization known as the Brotherhood of Purity. The organization is the malevolent manifestation of an obscure band of tenth century mystics. After two simultaneous catastrophic terror attacks in San Francisco where thousands are killed, including David's father, David comes into possession of an exquisitely hand-painted Qur’an whose code can unravel the roadmap to the next attack. With it, he will ferret out Ahmad Hasan, the formidable Iranian terrorist charged with ensuring the delegates attending the G20 summit in Paris do not get out alive. When the Brotherhood tries to have Ahmad killed to insure his silence, he is hospitalized with deadly injuries. Although he is not expected to survive, the mystical intervenes in the form of a plucky French nurse and a frail Jewish patient who has survived a Nazi concentration camp. Both women have a profound impact on the sworn jihadist and protect him from the French detective who has been waiting to take him into custody for the Paris attack. The heart-stopping climax takes Ahmad and David to the heart of Turkey and the Shrine of Mary in Ephesus - the only spot on earth where both Christians and Muslims can gather to pray and the place chosen to host a congress of world religious leaders. As the Brotherhood works to execute its most horrific attack yet, David and Ahmad are gifted with experiences that have the potential to alter the course of both their lives. Who will succeed in his quest and who will fail?

The Brotherhood of Purity is the quintessential thriller reminiscent of The DaVinci Code, with an intricate, imaginative and well-researched story. Like great literary fiction in the tradition of East of Eden, The Celestine Prophecy, and A Prayer for Owen Meany, it is a classic tale of the human struggle between good and evil and the choices we make to bring us either to ruin or redemption. It looks at terror from all sides, even daring to enter the mind of a terrorist, as it explores universal moral and spiritual questions including how the mystical forces of the universe, sometimes through an extravagant gesture of love, may intervene in our human odyssey. It is inspired by the authors’ personal experiences of the 9/11 attack in New York. Visit TheBrotherhoodOfPurity.com and/or
facebook.com/TheBrotherhoodOfPurity.

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Easy Out on Third: Raising a Child With Special Needs

by Mary Beth Cuzbay

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This is a story about children with special needs, and the joys and challenges that come along with raising them. It's about making them fit in and feel like they belong in the world. 
It offers hope and inspiration. 

This is my story. I will walk you through the journey I have taken raising my thirteen-year-old son, Bobby. It's a journey many have taken, but few have chosen. He was born with a club foot, mild cerebral palsy, and has developed other delays and disabilities. If you met Bobby, you might not even realize he's disabled, at first.  

Mary Beth Czubay lives on long Island with her husband, Steve, and their children. After twenty-five years in the professional workplace, she was forced to put her career on hold to focus on her own health problems, and those of her son, Bobby. As a breast cancer survivor, and the mother of a child with special needs, she prides herself on turning negatives in to positives. Easy Out On Third is her first book. Her hope is that her story will help and inspire people with similar challenges, and change the way the world looks at people with special needs. keywords: Special Needs, Children, Disabilities, Inspirational, Cerebral Palsy, Uplifting, Humorous, Honest, Eye Opening, Heartwarming, Comforting, Captivating If you spent a few minutes with him, you would realize he was a little slow or delayed. It's as if he is a ten- or eleven-year-old, in a thirteen-year-old's body. His brain is always a couple of years behind his body. Bobby is also very tall for his age, so he appears even older than he is, which only makes it harder. I have raised three typical children. They are now young adults and are well on their way to independence. They rely on me mostly for financial help or occasional guidance. Eventually, they will be on their own and live their lives as they choose. I fear Bobby will never be able to live on his own. I worry about his fate after my husband and I are gone. What will become of him? Friends and family, including his older brothers, assure me they will care for him, but I don't think any of them realize the enormous responsibility he is.

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Final Shot: A Psych 'N' Roll Mystery

by Ira Kalina

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Set in 2010 New York City, "Final Shot" is a mystery thriller that tells the story of devastating family secrets and redemption for past failures. Baruch Gittlestein worries about everything. His doctors say he's paranoid, but Gittlestein knows his fear is real. A woman with red hair stalks him on the streets of New York City. The young man in the post office line plots to kill him. His death from a panic-induced coronary becomes the first in a chain of deadly events that spell disaster for Ike Miller. A Ph. D. psychologist, radio talk-show host, and former college basketball star, Ike is driven by anger over his failure in the NCAA finals and the shooting death of his musician father. Smart and funny, but naïve, Ike’s got a balky knee and has trouble with love relationships. And things are about to get much worse. The duo that scared Gittlestein to death wants something from Ike. He hasn’t a clue what it is. Not knowing puts Ike in a game more challenging than any he ever faced on the hardwood. But in this contest the final shot could mean the end of Ike’s life.

Having had a forty-year distinguished career in psychology, psychotherapy, and marriage and family therapy as a diagnostician, therapist, workshop leader, supervisor, and professor, Ira Kalina, Ph. D. turned to his other passion, writing fiction, for the next phase of his life. “Final Shot” is Dr. Kalina’s first novel, and the first in a series of mysteries he has dubbed The Psych ‘n’ Roll Mystery Series. In addition to his writing, Dr. Kalina is the moderator of the simulated online radio advice and music show located at www.psychnrollradio.com. This unique program, now in blog and podcast format, provides advice, coaching, and personal support using Dr. Kalina’s expertise. Each program is based on a topic of the day (emotional, relationship, problems of daily life, music for the soul, spirituality, and more). Each subject begins with a musical set related to the theme of the week. Songs or musical productions from various genres follow each individual interaction as well. A new show and topic is presented every Wednesday. Dr. Kalina lives on Long Island. He is married and has two adult sons.

To find out more about Ira go to his website.

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Angels and Ogres

by Jody Mitchell

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Angels and Ogres is about a life-journey everyone must acknowledge, accept and embrace. The book is reflective of thought provoking observations and inquiries into human nature; the spiritual guidance required to cope with difficult circumstances; the resilience of the human body and mind; and the importance of self-worth. Do you walk with an Angel on your right shoulder or an ogre on your left?

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Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga

by Rochelle Katzman

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Cards: $14.99

Through yoga postures, a mom and daughter team travels the world. They meet a prince and princess, see a leprechaun, visit Tuscany, the South of France, and still make it home for Thanksgiving.

"We all want our children to have tools to survive and 'get ahead' in this world. What better time to start than when they are young, teaching them values and giving them experiences that will carry them through life? Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga provides a very fun way for a parent and child to stay connected, and a way to start your child on a meditative path from a very young age. This is the type of experience that will give your child a good foundation to relate to the 'Inner Teacher' and a good resource to go to whenever he or she needs guidance. I am very proud of the work Rochelle has done." – Sat Nam. Tej Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles, CA

"In [Adventures of] Mom & Daughter Yoga, Rochelle Katzman has created a program for mothers and daughters to experience a more enriched, joyful relationship with each other and gain all the wonderful benefits of yoga at the same time. With Rochelle's book and cards in hand, healthy fun and deeper connections between moms and daughters abound! – Shakta Khalsa, Founder & Director of Radiant Child Yoga.

"As a mom and a full time massage therapist, it is important for me to take care of my own wellness. Each week, my daughter and I read one chapter and do the yoga postures from Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga and play the yoga cards game, Adventure of Mom & Daughter Yoga Cards. The book and yoga cards game are wonderful. It has given me time to relax and spend quality time alone with my daughter." – Joy Anne, Mom, Long Island, NY

"Rochelle, you're the best yoga teacher ever! I always look forward to Tuesdays so I can spend time with my mom doing yoga." – Diana, 8 years old, Port Washington, NY

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Six Devils in the San Fernando Valley

by Ernie Mannix

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Signed copies available

When Truman Morrow decides that he's had enough of the movie business, a near-death encounter with a mysterious stranger reveals that this former Hollywood insider has been chosen for a dangerous mission, one far more important than fame and fortune.

Six Devils In The San Fernando Valley, is a novel about the mysterious land behind the Hollywood sign. From the historic mission of its patron saint, to the soul-crushing chief executive of a movie studio, Truman Morrow romances and fights his way through the dark shadows of the valley, weaving danger, love, mystery and history into a romantic thriller that will leave you questioning the very foundations of the entertainment business. Read more at New Novel Depicts Hollywood as the Real Sin City

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100 Aphorisms and Words to Live By

Selected by Richard J. Halpern

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A serious attempt (with occasional bits of humor) to identify 100 special aphorisms, old sayings and words to live by. Unique, profound and simple. This is a great gift to self and to others.Kirkus Reviews writes,"Halpern selects poignant quotes that speak in memorable ways about universal truths."

Whether well known or obscure, aphorisms can often offer sage advice. They can be sardonic or amusing, or often profound. The bottom line is they are a way to get one's message across in a flavorful way. The following is a sampling from 100 Aphorisms and Words to Live By...

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot

"Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it." – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." – Erica Jong

"Example is not the main thing influencing others. It is the only thing." – Albert Schweitzer

"I always found that the great high privilege, relief, and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing." – Katherine Mansfield

"Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see." – Mark Twain

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." – H.L. Mencken

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for." – Joseph Addison

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Between the Shadow and the Soul: Random Poems

by Frances Garrett Connell

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Spanning images and voices from around the globe, as well as from the tiny, muted corners of a woman's dreams, this new collection spins and stretches and soothes with its vibrant and teasing language and rich stories.

A graduate of Barnard College, with a masters from University of Virginia and a doctorate from Columbia, mother of three amazingly diverse and well-traveled and well-read sons, Frances Connell has been published in more than two dozen literary magazines and anthologies, including Pig Anthology, Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, Negative Capability, Monocacy Valley Review, and Excursis, and in the Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. In addition to previously teaching writing, oral history and international development at the University of Pennsylvania, Kabul University, St. Mary's Seminary and University (Baltimore), George Mason University, and Montgomery College, and running refugee resettlement programs in the Maryland and D.C. area, she currently teaches for the University of Maryland University College. During graduate and undergraduate studies, she worked with Elizabeth Hardwick, Peter Taylor, Joy Chute, Alan Williamson, and more recently participated in small poetry workshops with Sarah Cotterill and Marvin Gavin.

Ms. Connell has other three books currently available – The Rest is Silence: Poems, Down Rivers of Windfall Night (a novel), and Children Kept from the Sun. She is completing another novel, a collection of travel poems, and a nonfiction book on Afghanistan in the late 1970's, and currently lives in New York City. Read more at francesconnell.com.

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With One Fool Left in the World, No One is Stranded
Scenes from an Older Afghanistan

by Frances Garrett Connell

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This book charts the life of two young American teachers immersed in an Afghan village, and later in Kabul, from 1973-1976, before the onset of decades of conflict. In this turn back to the memories coded and buried in those years, and in the flashes to more recent events and reflections, the book portrays stories, scenes, people and realities long lost. In the minute particulars and in the large, political and cultural strokes which made up that complex country of hospitable people who shaped the writer's life in unpredictable ways, one finds the seeds which grew to shape a country, a region, an endless war, and which now impact a new millennium.

Frances Garrett Connell currently teaches for the University of Maryland University College. Since her years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan, she has raised three amazing and world-wise sons, navigated 30 years of marriage to Washington attorney Tom Connell, and worked as a community volunteer in school, church and social service programs. She taught in secondary and adult education programs and at five colleges and universities; directed ESL, refugee resettlement, hunger education, and US repatriation programs; and wrote a dissertation on "Literacy and its Indigenous Forms in a Traditional Afghan Village" for her doctorate at Columbia. Author or editor of eleven other books, several of them as part of her A Reminiscence Sing oral and family history endeavors and including compilations of work by two brothers (John and David mentioned in this journal) and a Tibetan sister-in law (wife of brother Danny who had visited in 1976), she has published poetry and essays in 27 magazines. Most recently, she moved from a spacious, woodsy home in Silver Spring, MD to a tiny studio in Washington Heights (NYC) with a glimpse of the Hudson, and became the grandmother to Gabriel Dylan Hu Connell (b. Oct. 7, 2012).

Read more about Ms. Connell and her works at francesconnell.com.

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The Z Factor

by Cheryl Gross

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The nineteenth century is coming to a close when Hans Kasper Ivan Karp makes it his life mission to relieve the world of sex and gender. Knowing that his goal will take several generations to achieve, Karp invents a new, dominant chromosome known as the Z factor. But not all are excited about his theoretical creation, called the umon species. Accused of being a lunatic and unable to defend his theory, Karp is shunned. Years later, his son, Ivan, is born-the product of artificial insemination. No one realizes what is in store for the world.

It is 2009 when Ivan Karp – who has been called an umon by his parents for as long as he can remember – receives a knock at his door. With his father long gone and human mutations becoming more prominent around the world, Ivan invites in a woman with many questions about the umon race. As he retells his story up to present day, Ivan reflects on his inner conflicts about his true gender and shares details of his homosexual relationship with Aaron Moses. But through their conversation, Ivan makes two startling discoveries: Katherine is his daughter, and Aaron has somehow achieved Karp's dream – findings that suddenly thrust all of them in the midst of an umon revolution.

In this science fiction thriller, three generations involved in the creation of a hermaphroditic human species must come together in an attempt to bring the umons the one thing they have always wanted: freedom.

Cheryl Gross is an illustrator, painter, writer, and motion graphic artist. She is a professor at Bloomfield College and at Pratt Institute, where she holds an MFA. Cheryl's credits include the ever-popular Jimmy Stewart and His Poems; work featured in the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin; and work held in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. She currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Read more at The Z Factor.

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Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages:
A Baseball Fan's Quest to See the Game From a Seat in Every Ballpark

by Eric S. Kabakoff

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A fervent baseball fan since the age of 10, Eric Kabakoff visited the home park of every major league baseball team to see up close how each team tries to stir up the passions of its fans. In the years between his first-ever ballgame in Philadelphia and the last of his quest in Tampa, he had seen baseball in four different decades: from the 26-team 1980’s to the current 30 teams of the 2010’s. He did the Tomahawk Chop in Atlanta, cursed out the Rally Monkey in Anaheim, and gave the controversial Barry Bonds a standing ovation in San Francisco. He absorbed Dodger Dogs, Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and Kansas City Barbeque. Eric was able to see everything up close… from the stadiums and local culture to food and team histories. From Rally Caps in Detroit to Rain Delays in Miami to Racing Sausages in Milwaukee, every major-league team adds something different to the collection of statistics and memories that we call the National Pastime. Read more at RallyRainSausage.com.

Kirkus Reviews calls it one of their Best Indie Books of 2013! "An engaging trip around Major League Baseball's bases that may inspire readers to go on their own ballpark odysseys." – Kirkus Reviews

Eric Kabakoff became a baseball fan during his first visit to a major league stadium as a 10-year-old in 1985. He had a monumentally undistinguished career in Little League before resigning himself to a lifetime of being a good fan rather than a poor player. A diehard New York Yankees fan like his dad, he began to appreciate the other teams and grew interested in the unique characteristics of each team’s home ballpark. He became determined to visit all thirty major league teams to see each fan experience up close. Eric and his wife Chrissie live in Brooklyn, NY, with their dog Lucy and their cat, a very needy pile of fur simply named Kitty. Neither pet is a baseball fan, though Lucy does like to bite the TV when baseball games are on.

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The Ties That Bind

by Dana DeRuvo Davis, R.N. and Jackson Davis

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Disheartened at the extent of her young son's medical troubles, Dana DeRuvo Davis set out to provide Nicholas with the best care possible. To do so, she arranged for the help of the loving caregiver Louise, who swept in and turned their family around. The Tie That Binds is a compelling memoir about two people with little in common coming together to care for a child with special needs while also raising two typical children. Through their shared experiences, an emotional bond was built that has stood the test of time. This family experienced the highs and lows of celebrations and emergencies and learned to overcome these difficulties as they bonded together to form an even larger, stronger family. Discover the passion of two mothers who were stretched to their limit in The Tie That Binds. Dana DeRuvo Davis and her son Jackson Davis have teamed up to write this emotionally moving story, which will inspire you to appreciate your own family and love with your whole heart.

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Cuba After Dark

by B. White

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Imagine an island that offered a couple an erotic fantasy for their benchmark 40th Birthday. And if this milestone was the one time to step out on a ledge and take a risk, would they dare participate in a multiple partner sexual encounter? When Don Nightengale, a budding hotelier, husband and father, successfully gambled the answer an astounding yes and opened a mysterious sex-fueled cabaret in the catacombs of an ancient slave castle in Cuba, his former life as a suburban Long Island insurance executive ended. Seeking a taste of his carefully crafted masquerade, revelers from around the globe arrived in droves. But Don couldn't have his cake and eat and it too. To fulfill his dream of building the world’s most spectacular resort, he partnered with men he ordinarily would not have and convinced his wife that this was the road to success and happiness. Instead of maintaining his hotel as a secret gem, he made a decision that some would later say was a deal with the devil. Don offered his guests what he claimed to be a guarantee by God that there would be no consequences for their actions. That guarantee, even God could not deliver. Read more at CubaAfterDarkBook.com.

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Never Say Never

by Celeste Roth

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German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche once said, "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Never Say Never is not only a testimony of fortitude, but pure survival. Life is a journey and maturity a process, but a tragic childhood could have destroyed her future. Instead, Celeste Roth, released from foster care at the age of eighteen set her resolve to succeed. Our greatest strength can sometimes rest on an unfortunate beginning. As you follow the tumultuous story, you'll be inspired by Celeste's unyielding ability to persevere regardless of circumstances or odds. She's a woman you'd be fortunate to have on your side.

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L'Only Child

by Edward V. Mirabella

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Born in 1943 to a deaf mother, Edward would spend his childhood and much of his adult life struggling with the demands placed upon him because of his ability to hear. As an only child, his life was a lonely existence filled only with a desire to escape. That single obsession would ultimately lead him down a path riddled with broken marriages and broken hearts. But the road he follows in L'Only Child ultimately leads to understanding, forgiveness, and love. To read more, please visit Ed on Facebook at facebook.com/ed.mirabella.3.

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Walnuts: My Autobiography of Healing from Mental Illness, A Raw Living Journal of Jokes, A Meditation

by Brian Melsky

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In 1980, I was diagnosed with manic depression. Over 33 years, I tried to get off medication and heal naturally. Walnuts is an autobiographical journal of the last six years of my healing from manic depression naturally... in 1349 jokes and observations.

I grew up in Huntington, NY most of my life. Between 1974 to 1980, I went to school at SUNY in Oneonta, NY and the University of Southern California Film School in Los Angeles, CA. I attended other schools in the 1990s, eventually graduating from the New York Institute of Technology. I also lived in New York City briefly in 1979 and 1980 to 1981. I was diagnosed with manic depression in 1980. For 33 years, I battled the disease and tried to heal myself naturally. I am now off medication with holistic therapies and live in Huntington Station, NY with my cat Tiger.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

by James Gaffigan

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In the world of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, a psychological thriller, the chaos is everywhere and the struggle against it is not always clearly understood by those involved. This struggle comes in fits and starts, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, the characters meeting the challenge as they do mostly everything else in their chaotic lives – they improvise, they make mistakes; they're making it up as they go along and thus, each has their own version of the truth. Whichever version of the truth found most plausible, they all have one common thread. They all lead back to Echo Pass – a half completed resort community in the Colorado Rockies which sits up there festering with its secrets as it slides into bankruptcy, soon to be just another western ghost town crumbling into ruin. Read more about the author and his works at JamesGaffigan.net.

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This'll Be the Day That I Die

by John Michael Griffin

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What Would You Do If You Knew?

On Christmas Day, December 25, 2012, four scientists working at the Cold Spring Harbor Labs on Long Island announce a discovery that will change the course of humanity and pit science against theological beliefs that have existed since time began. The team of genetic scientists have located and defined a human gene that can accurately identify the length of a human life from their first day to when their last day will come about. Their four years of study of the gene offers no reasons for a person's demise except that they can predict with absolute certainty when an individual tested will meet their death. The evidence rocks the foundations of religions worldwide and shakes the faith of humankind which has believed that only God has the power to control such decisions. Nations around the globe take up the debate over who defines not the start, but the end of a human life. The debate will linger for years. But the discovery also shakes the lives of four test volunteers that had agreed to be subjects and donated their DNA. For each of the four subjects find out that they are scheduled to die exactly one year from the date of the announcement... December 25, 2013 will be the day that they die. The four, total strangers to each other, seemingly in perfect health and all from completely separate walks of life and circumstances, know only that they share the same date of death. The wave of human emotions that accompanies their terrible news at first overwhelms them as they go from disbelief and denial to resignation and resolution. They each take a different course as they prepare themselves by looking back on their lives and numbering the days they have left. What happens to them and how the human spirit can change so suddenly becomes the focus as each person moves forward towards their final day of our most precious possession, life.

John Michael Griffin lives on Long Island with his wife of 45 years and has been in the publishing business for most of his life as both a publisher and columnist, having migrated from print publishing to online publishing and business intelligence more than a decade ago. He is the father to four married children and ten grandchildren. This is his first published work with three more novels in various stages of completion.

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Forgiving Máximo Rothman

by A.J. Sidransky

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On a chilly autumn night in New York, the lives of two men born decades and continents apart collide when Max Redmond is found bludgeoned in his Washington Heights apartment. While investigating the crime, Detective Tolya Kurchenko comes across the dead man's diaries, written by Redmond over four decades. He hopes the diaries will lead him to the killer. In fact, they help him sort out the complexities of his own identity. Spanning 65 years and three continents — from Hitler's Europe to the decaying Soviet Empire of the 1970s, and revealing the little-known history of Sosua, a Jewish settlement in the jungles of the Dominican Republic — A.J. Sidransky's debut novel leads us into worlds long gone, and the lives of people still touched by those memories.

"This book was many years in the making and a labor of love. The story of Sosua is not well known, but, hopefully with the publication of this book and the continuing efforts of several filmmakers and community leaders who have also chosen to bring this story to the world, it will become an example of what can happen when we work together rather than against each other. The most important message I can offer to you, the reader, is that we have more in common with each other than we are different from each other. This book is also about fatherhood. Only now, the father of an adult child, can I say that being a parent was the most enriching, fulfilling experience of my life. It has made me who I am. I hope that men in particular will read this book. While it is for everyone, men will certainly connect with the many emotions that all the fathers and sons have in this story. Both my father and my son made me a better parent in equal ways. I hope that message comes through in my work. This book is to a great extent about identity. Choose yours and revel in it. Lastly, in the words of Máximo Rothman, 'Life is too short to make enemies of those we love.'" — A.J. Sidransky

Read more about the author and his work at ForgivingMáximoRothman.com.

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At the Corner of Wall and Sesame

by Wendy Levitt

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V Skyler has it all. Fantastic career, amazing husband and an unbelievable view from her apartment on Central Park West. Her whole life is wrapped up with a big silver bow, and she is sure it will be no problem to tie a rattle to the end of it. But problems start even before Baby Madison arrives. V wants to schedule a Friday delivery, but her water breaks in the middle of the boardroom. At the hospital, a resident cuts off her frantic e-mailing. And, the head nurse won’t give her a private room for her 3:00 am conference call with Asia. V is determined to get back to business, but Baby Madison has other plans. She can’t even get through voicemail without splitting an eardrum or getting covered in goo, poo, or some other “oo” that has no place in the corporate world. Even as she fights to get back to "normal", V is drawn into the world of the stay-at-homes. By the time her maternity leave is over, she's no longer positive which path she wants her life to take. For 10 months, V bounces between her two lives like a super ball in a fun house. At home, she faces mothers who can’t figure out why anyone would ever think about leaving their child for eighty hours a week. At work, her colleagues whisper every time she leaves the office before 8:00 pm. And, to make things worse, Jason has a definite opinion as to how V should handle the tug of war that has become her life. Pushed to the brink of losing everything, V knows she's going to have to take a stand. She just hopes it is one she can live with. Read more at facebook.com/AtTheCornerOfWallAndSesame.

Wendy Levitt finished her Ivy League MBA with a plan to dive into her career and come up for air only to give birth to her children... which would happen during lunch on a Friday. She executed her plan perfectly, until the day she gave birth to her daughter. What followed was the inspiration for the novel At the Corner of Wall and Sesame. After her second child's first birthday, Ms. Levitt surrendered her corporate business cards and PDA. She now splits her time between homework, PTA, carpools and writing. Her least favorite question is, "Why did you get an MBA if this is what you were going to do with your life?"

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Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion

by Michael Phillip Cash

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Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder. During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast. Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade. During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone. Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed. Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.

Michael Phillip Cash is a found footage fanatic. Brood X is his first horror novel. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and BroodTen.com.

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Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island

by Michael Phillip Cash

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Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children. Stillwell is his second novel. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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The Hanging Tree

by Michael Phillip Cash

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Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?

Michael Phillip Cash has crafted an intense novella that questions whether we are the victims of events beyond our control or do we have the power to determine our own future. This is Cash's first novella and is loosely based on a tree with a haunted past on the North Shore of Long Island. His other novels, Brood X: A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion, and his bestselling novel, Stillwell: A Haunting of Long Island, are receiving rave reviews. Cash lives on Long Island with his wife and two children. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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Schism: The Battle for Darracia

by Michael Phillip Cash

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Schism / 's(k)izem / noun: 1. a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties caused by differences in opinion or belief.

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, 19 year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia? After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.

Best-selling author Michael Phillip Cash is now adding fantasy to his wide repertoire of work. Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a love for horror, thriller, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy and self-help. He currently in the Desa among treetops with his wife and children. Read more at MichaelPhillipCash.com and twitter.com/michaelpcash.

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The Fifth Prophet

by Dr. A. R. Davis

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Would you be willing to give up all aspects of your public religion for peace on Earth? Is God dead, and man abandoned to his own fate, or is help coming? How much longer will the universe leave us on our own? Do you care what modern mathematics and physics are doing to your everyday reality? Can the human genome be reprogrammed like your laptop computer? This is the story of God returning to earth and choosing a scientist as his next prophet. As at any time in the history of the world, everyday events and global chaos intermingle. Why now? Is God angry enough to bring fire, and nuclear destruction? Is God choosing new believers and giving them a technological rainbow? The Family of Man survives and prospers through war, pestilence, personal dangers and the Second Dark Ages. Will they succeed and go to the stars, or will the world turn on them? Much of the ‘action’ is intellectual, mathematical, religious, genetic, political, astronomical, but some people will die bloody deaths. Begin with the first Theorem of the New Deists: Religion is fundamentally evil, and God does not approve of it. Follow the Fifth Prophet and his Family of Man as they attempt to build a new Eden on Earth. Read more at TheFifthProphet.com.

Dr. Davis is a retired professor of computer science and mathematics who has decided to step beyond algorithms and logical proofs and into science fiction. He has taught students from junior high through graduate school, worked in the real world briefly as an engineer, and published papers in computational geometry.

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Time Travelers are Schizophrenic

by Dr. A. R. Davis

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In a universe nine generations removed from the world of the Fifth Prophet and the founding of the Family of Man, a Martian genealogist develops a series of ancestral portrait simulations. Although he is obsessed with the past, the ever changing future intrudes on his simple artistic life and brings him an epic poetess to love, a mystic quest to follow, a cosmic battle to fight to the death, and salvation. Uniquely qualified by a mental mutation, he stands as Janus, a bridge between the past and the future of mankind. As he hunts for answers to unexplained temporal anomalies, he is pursued through this imaginative cosmology of static universes and infinite possibilities by an alien devil. Read more at TheFifthProphet.com.

Dr. Davis is a retired professor of computer science and mathematics who has decided to step beyond algorithms and logical proofs and into science fiction. He has taught students from junior high through graduate school, worked in the real world briefly as an engineer, and published papers in computational geometry.

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For Children and Young Adults...

Maia & Icarus

by James A. Perez

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Maia Peterson was expecting the summer after seventh grade to be rather ordinary. All she had to look forward to was practicing lacrosse and playing her guitar. But when a fire damages the Peterson home, a secret is revealed that lands Maia halfway across the world in Greece. There, she meets a boy who is strangely awestruck in her presence and who can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. And he reveals another secret there is a hidden world in which the gods of Olympus continue to reign. Maia's delight at seeing mischievous mermaids and winged horses quickly turns to fear as she finds herself in the middle of an age-old conflict with feuding gods on both sides. To survive, Maia must uncover the mystery of her heritage... and escape those who would use her as a pawn. Can she defy her fate and dare to fly?

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Beautiful Eyes

by Lisa C. Ockun

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Beautiful Eyes is a story that takes place in the early 1960's in an apartment complex in Bellerose, Queens, New York. Two next door neighbors, twelve year old Dougie, a boy with a genetic condition called Down Syndrome, and eight year old Lucy become best friends and spend an entire summer together. Sitting on the porch of their apartment complex becomes the highlight of their summer, until one very horrible day when Dougie becomes the target of two boys in his complex. They call him retard and make fun of his eyes. Though Dougie does have Down Syndrome, Lucy thought he had the most beautiful eyes in the world and never realized that he was different than most children his age. Lucy is confused and angry at how the two boys had treated her very best friend. With the help of her mother, Lucy learns a life lesson about diversity.

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A Hug-a-Buddy Bug Year!

by John & Barbara Bilotti

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This book is about a cuddly character that prepares and invites a young reader from preschool, kindergarten and to the primary grades.  We also invite the teachers, the parents and the family members of the children to enjoy reading this book together.  We hope that our book is enjoyable through rhythmic text and colorful pictures.  Children of all ages will find the character and text to be irresistible and fun to read.  Each page introduces the readers to poetry for young children and how it relates to the months, seasons and holidays throughout the year. Read more at HugABuddyBug.com.

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My Grandfather's Bench

by Anthony Beck

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Family and family-system interactions make strong impressions on who we are and who we become. Children today live in a world with a much faster pace than the 1960s or 1950s. The ever-increasing amount of information, social changes, and human events challenge decisions and values that youth of all ages are confronted with today, more so than the simplicity of life and what society presented decades ago. Change is ongoing. Some things remain the same.

Many traditional family interactions and values continue today. They are remembered, become passed down, and maintained because they work successfully and offer a well-being sense in our human existence. Some things are tried and true.

The simplicity, unity, work ethic, human support, and the once mechanical efforts or technology remembered and described in this book take children and adults of the 2000s back in time to events and interactions that are worth considering and valuing.

The story is an enjoyable one, filled with comfortable human relationships, strong impressions, simple activities, and vivid descriptions. It presents an image from which young people may experience the past and inspire them to consider their own strong memories, stories, and life-long influences.

Our values come from memorable life experiences passed from generation to generation. Most children reflect on experiences and moments that made impressions on them. Values are formed and kept close by us if early foundations are secure, consistent, and safe. Time changes the setting, but some values remain the same.

Anthony S. Beck grew up on Long Island, N.Y. and spent many summers since he was 11 years old in the Adirondack Mountains. He taught school at various levels between kindergarten through college on both Long Island and in northern New York. He is a father and grandfather who now resides in and enjoys the Adirondack Mountains.

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Jack Out of the Box: Self-Esteem Elevation for Children

by Dawn Krohberger

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Jack Out of the Box is a story about a character known for centuries as Jack in the Box. Through self-love and self-actualization, he finds a way to choose life out side of his comfort zone helping children find a way to choose life outside of theirs.

“Dawn Krohberger’s Jack Out of the Box is a children’s story of empowerment, encouraging children to go beyond their comfort zones. Well illustrated and entertaining, it contains an important message of self-esteem elevation for all children.” — Dr. Joe Rubino, Creator of HighSelfEsteemKids.com and TheSelfEsteemBook.com

“Dawn Krohberger is a personal and professional friend of mine. Her stand for assisting our youth to gain full expression and courage to live their lives is unwavering. In the story Jack Out of the Box, I can hear the soft yet confident voice that Dawn possesses as she gently nurtures children into the creative conversation that they need to grow and expand their lives. Bravo for her efforts in writing this book as it is a perfect and colorful communication tool for parents, teachers and guardians and the children they love.” — Reverend Laura Tria, Founder of New Light Sanctuary

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Lines That Rhyme

by Mark Tepper

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Lines That Rhyme is a collection of rhymes whereby children try to guess the answers to questions via clues presented within the rhymes. Lines That Rhyme inspires the child to draw on acquired knowledge and guess the answer before looking at the picture answer on the back of the page. It also gives children the ability to associate words with pictures.

Mark Tepper, the author of Lines That Rhyme, and his spouse live in Plainview, NY where they raised their two children. Mark works for Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY and the U.S. Postal Service. He spent three and a half years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY and Hofstra University in Uniondale, NY. In his spare time, Mark writes children's stories, thus allowing him to keep in touch with his child within.

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Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life

by Carole P. Roman

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Captain No Beard and his pirate ship the Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Loudmouthed Lion, and Fribbit the Floppy Frog. Once they board his bed, their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! "Roman charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates." – Kirkus Review

Named to Kirkus Reviews' "Best of 2012" for Children's Indie Books for her first book, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has also received the Star of Remarkable Merit and has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for 2012.

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Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #2)

by Carole P. Roman

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The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crew member Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.

Captain No Beard, his First Mate Hallie and the crew of the Flying Dragon pirate ship are excited to welcome a new crew member – Pepper Parrot – today. But the drills are a major problem for Pepper Parrot to complete correctly since she does not know her left from her right. Her new friends show her some understanding, patience and a special trick that encourage her to have the confidence to become a real crew member. Her new discovery makes her look at herself in a more positive, confident way.

Teamwork and helping each other is the theme of this humorous children's book which also includes a subtle teaching tool for dyslexia. The crew of the Flying Dragon shows young readers that there is no need to be sad or frustrated over situations since we each have the ability to overcome when others around us are willing to patiently help and guide us towards progress and success. While we may not yet have the skills we desire at this time, each of us is able to improve and learn with confidence and guidance. So, when we find patience is needed and getting help looks bleak, the solution-oriented crew of the Flying Dragon can uplift anyone's spirits.

Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience, the second book in the Captain No Beard series, received 5 Stars from ForeWord Review-Clarion Review.

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Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #3)

by Carole P. Roman

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When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Marooned with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever. Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers it's important to cooperate and share your belongings. The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.

Captain No Beard and his crew are at it again, but when the wind stops blowing, The Flying dragon gets stranded on a desert island. With his First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, Captain No Beard has to find a way to use teamwork and understanding to solve the problem at hand. However, when Captain No Bread gets bossy and make playtime miserable for his crew, he soon finds himself alone and helpless when a giant squid attacks. Just when the Captain is in over his head, his faithful crew reunites and teaches him an important lesson.

Full of adventure and silliness, this lighthearted children's book teaches the importance of compromise, cooperation, taking turns and sharing. The crew of the Flying Dragon also demonstrates that even when there are disagreements, friends support one another. In additional to valuable lessons, Captain No Beard's adventure is full of the type of danger and excitement that's sure to keep young readers captivated and attentive from beginning to end. With undeniable charm, Captain No Beard and his crew teach young readers valuable lessons in life that can keep anyone out of the doldrums.

"His crew's frankness in explaining how to be both a friend and boss will teach children to speak up when their friends aren't being as considerate as they should be. Honesty and a genuine apology help heal the misunderstanding, giving way to cheerful fun and a beautiful lesson for kids. Once again, Roman delights with whimsical pictures, clever test, important lessons and plenty of pirate lingo." – Kirkus Review

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Strangers on the High Seas
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #4)

by Carole P. Roman

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Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy, because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the Captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realizes not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!

When the Flying Dragon gets a new crew member, Captain No Beard soon discovers that every person is valuable in his or her own way. Responsible for his new crew member and baby sister, the Captain becomes unhappy with his situation and begins to think that being the Captain is hard work. However, when the dreaded Barnabas the Scurvey Dog begins to chase the Flying Dragon, the fearless Captain has to put aside his problems and keep everyone safe. In their race to escape, the Captain, his loyal First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Forg and Polly the Parrot soon find out that help can come from the most unlikely of places.

The Captain's new adventure is the charming fourth entry in the Captain No Beard children's book series. With a delightful message that teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, this exciting journey will excite young readers as well as teach them valuable life lessons. While stressing the importance of never marginalizing someone because they don't look like they can help or keep up, the adorable crew teaches children the importance of not talking to strangers. Filled with thrilling adventure, this amusing book will teach children the important lessons of their lives, all while keeping them riveted from the very beginning.

Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. "Another victory on the high seas for Roman." – Kirkus Review

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The Treasure of Snake Island
A Captain No Beard Story (Series Book #5)

by Carole P. Roman

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After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!

The crew of the Flying Dragon is together again exploring the vast and beautiful oceans in search of treasure. A colorful sunrise sparks talk of how important books are in learning things. This is followed by a search for treasure, danger and a great reward. Once again, the crew learns that through teamwork, friendship and cooperation there is nothing that can stop them from exploring and discovering the treats the world has to offer.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for Carole. While she is still working in her family business, writing this very successful series has enabled Carole to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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I Want To Do Yoga Too

by Carole P. Roman

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Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom's yoga class, but she isn't allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well.

Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

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If You Were Me and Lived In... Mexico... France... South Korea... Norway... Kenya... Turkey... India...

by Carole P. Roman

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If You Were Me and Lived In... A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World is an exciting new children's series that focuses on learning and appreciating the many cultures that make up our small planet. Perfect for children from Pre-K to age 8, this book is a groundbreaking new experience in elementary education. Interesting facts and colorful illustrations help children realize that although the world is large, people all over the globe are basically the same.

Awarding winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman has combined her love of teaching with a fun new way to learn about people and different cultures around the world. If You Were Me and Lived In... combines Carole's teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.

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Ruby's Secret Gift

by Lisa Greenwald

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Some gifts are worth sharing.

It is the morning of the Halloween parade at school.  Eight year old Ruby Stone is excited as she puts on her fairy tale princess costume.  Little does she know that her grandma will surprise her with a secret gift that will change Ruby's life forever.

Lisa Greenwald lives in Port Washington, NY.  Ruby's Secret Gift is her first self-published children's book.

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