Imprisoned miles below the surface of the post-apocalyptic Earth he crafted, the first and last modern-day demigod must come to terms with his failings that led to global annihilation. From the charcoaled ashes of remorse and uncontrollable anger must rise the embodiment of what he was meant to be—a savior for all humankind. However, who he is saving them from and why propels this demigod on a pained journey beyond his home planet, where he must face much more than just an advanced offshoot of humanity. He and the diminutive Bookworm will fight for Earth, but at a cost even a demigod will not be able to rectify.
In the early 1950’s four 1st Nation’s children are taken to the Indian Residential School in Ft. Providence, NWT. Two believe this will be a good thing. The other pair are older, almost grown, and so far they’ve avoided white man’s school. On a visit to town, however, they are captured by Indian Agents. A winter of suffering and abuse follows, for the school’s mission is to “Kill the Indian inside the child.” Sascho, the oldest boy, makes a plan to escape. They will have to travel 800 kilometers through wilderness, living off the land, always hoping to reconnect with their nomadic family before the snow flies again. Based on actual stories of residential school survivors, “Fly Away Snowgoose” is a “Walkabout,” an adventure rich in danger, beauty, mystery, courage and love.
Pianist in a Bordello
What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.
Audrey Loveday dreams of becoming a symphonic conductor, but under the guidance of her father, she is closer to having a mental breakdown than leading an orchestra. Gut instinct and a bit of courage pushes her to break away in search of a female conductress to mentor her. Instead, she meets an elderly Southern man, an Elvis Tribute Artist, and a fiery backup singer, all of whom have dreams of their own and are counting on Audrey’s help to reach those dreams. Do they have The Four Ds of Success-desire, determination, discipline, and dedication-needed to compete in Memphis, Tennessee, with the top echelons of Elvis tribute artists? Thrown into the whirlwind of the Elvis world, Audrey learns about more than conducting: she learns about life, loss, and loyalty to the past, present, and what is to come. Dreams can come true but never in the way imagined.
America might be dead, but Nick Angriff will kick your ass to resurrect her.
Lt. General Nick Angriff has spent his adult life protecting family and country from a world of terrorism spinning out of control. On the battlefield, off the grid, in clandestine special task forces and outright black ops, Angriff never wavers from duty. But when a terror attack on Lake Tahoe kills his family, he’s left with only the corrosive acid of revenge… that is, until a hated superior officer reveals the deepest of all secret operations. Against the day of national collapse, a heavily-armed military unit rests in cryogenic storage, to be awakened when needed, and Angriff is named its commander.
Fifty years later he wakes to find the USA destroyed and predatory warlords roaming the ruins. Stalked by assassins bent on seizing his command for their own purposes, Angriff has to prepare for war while avoiding murder.
Because the only wall still shielding survivors from slavery and death are the men and women of The Last Brigade.
“Durant’s story is slyly whimsical as she builds up the world of Marbryn, a world where there are many wonders, but also threats to the existence of Blue’s tribe.” – Jack Magnus From Reader’s Favorite.
“The Blue Unicorn…reads like old time fairy tales…where life and death choices are made…” – From Fundinmental As The Eyes See It Blog
“The gentle reminders of the importance of acceptance and maintaining a sense of self worth are artfully woven into this fun adventure tale.” – From The Reading Addict Blog.
This YA book is perfect for fans of science fiction/fantasy books like Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey and The Xanth Series by Piers Anthony or illustrated fantasies like Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Wizard of Oz series of books by L. Frank Baum. Mix in some Brother’s Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale themes and you’re good to enter this enchanting world of the metal horn unicorn tribe.
Everybody loves unicorns! OK maybe they don’t but for those who do, they will love this fantastically illustrated story about a little unicorn who was born into a tribe of magical, metal horned unicorns. The little guy has no magic and he has no metal but somehow he must save the tribe from an evil sorcerer. Read this book for teens and older readers to find out if he can do it. This chapter book is a collector’s dream containing page after page of lavish artwork.
It contains nearly 100 pages of story text by Sybrina Durant plus the same number of pages of magnificent water-color illustrations by Dasguptarts. It offers readers a visual feast of over forty beautiful water-color pictures that each span two pages. Forty-two – easy to digest two-page chapters are chock full of adventurous and entertaining morsels. This illustrated book will become a favorite of teen and older fantasy readers.
Earth is entering a frightening and challenging era. Through fiction, Gaia’s Majesty-Mission Called-Women in Power explores the future as it might be. We cannot know where the empowerment of women may lead us. But the prospects of our future with their empowerment are intriguing to explore.
And so our fictional adventure begins. Our earth mother, Gaia, foresaw a definitive epoch when the survival of humankind and her beautiful blue planet would be at issue. That day is upon us. Earth is enveloped in environmental and social crises. Unless humankind serves as stewards for Earth and themselves the planet may be despoiled.
Gaia could not sit by and observe the destruction of her Earth and the clever beings she found intriguing. This is the story of the gifted population of mermaid women she reserved in the sea who are dedicated to safeguarding the future of humankind and Earth.
You used to adore me. You took my bounty gratefully and before my loving sight developed your skills as will a child in the sight of mother. You worshipped me and my fruitfulness. I tested you with adversity which made you strong. But in time you selfishly saw Earth’s bounty as your due. You now have a choice between stewardship or devastation.
Four monumental hurricanes ravage the Florida coast as an equally tempestuous family drama brews. In spite of his parents’ best efforts, Carter Manning’s personal life spirals into an abyss of depression. His increasingly acerbic sense of humor seems to be wrecking a much hated career in car sales. Since the death of beloved his fiancée, Jennifer Ann, Carter’s life hardly seems worth living anymore.
Constant and unreasonable demands for money and attention from his manipulative ex-wife, Lindsey, don’t help matters. Jack, her useless but seemingly perfect boy toy, provides even more aggravation. Among the many gray clouds in Carter’s life, his headstrong daughter, Ashley, stands as his one ray of sunshine. Not even Lindsey’s dictatorial parenting style and attempts at keeping them apart, can break the powerful bond between the broken father and his rebellious child.
Carter’s ex-wife threatens everything he holds dear when her tense relationship with their daughter falls apart. He travels across states to make things right, only to face an even greater threat. Away from his ordinary suburban life in Michigan, Carter faces torrential rains, alluring women, and threats from the past and present. Will he be able to face his inner demons, and save his daughter from a looming unseen threat before it’s too late?
Dark secrets will be revealed as winds and passions rage towards a deadly climax. Geoffrey Moehl II’s thrilling supernatural follow-up to Florida Heat is a story about the power of family, and a true love that endures beyond the grave.
When Olivia Villalobos finds a bloodstained love letter she endeavors to deliver it before Chief Inspector Sedeño finds it in her possession.
A city along the southern coast of Puerto Rico emerges in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Olivia, daughter of a drunkard police investigator who never knew the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, finds a bloodstained love letter in the hidden compartment of her father’s coat. Convinced it belonged to the man recently found dead she sets out to deliver it to the Labyrinth of Love Letters. A mysterious place believed to be an urban legend where the transients of forbidden love leave missives for one another. She enlists the help of Isaac Quintero to find the Labyrinth and they soon realize their quest has opened the door into Old Sienna’s darkest secrets—the perils, madness and depth of tragic love.
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Fiza Pathan is a collection of twenty-one original short stories, each centered on some aspect of the social, cultural, psychological and emotional issues facing the LGBTQIA community in the world today. False prejudice has blighted much of society’s sensitivity to what is necessarily a human rights issue. Ignorance has compounded it. What if you, as a parent or a family member, are faced with this “coming out” issue? Are you aware what each term in this acronym LGBTQIA really means? Are you aware of the emotional and psychological damage you do to your loved one when you fail to understand and reject their perspective of love, sex and acceptance?
Understanding the implications of the above, the author after months of research has crafted these stories based on actual conditions existing in different countries of the world. You will meet Rocky in “(A)sexual Story,” the psychiatrist Dr. Timothy in “Fix It,” and Jasmine and Randy in “Human Work of Art.” You will learn about DSD—Dysfunction Sexual Disorder in “Isher,” why Bangkok is called the “Kathoey Paradise,” shudder at the public repression of gays by ISIS in Raqqa and the dichotomy that exists in Iran. You will revel at the miracle you witness in “Topanga,” cry for Sameera in “The Girl’s Bathroom,” and be educated in “The Gay Truth.”
And in all these stories and many more you will learn that every human being suffers like you do and rejoices as you do, and deserves the right to choose how he or she should live their life, however different we perceive them to be.