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Indian Affairs

by Parris Afton Bonds

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Washington socialite Alessandra O’Quinn and her lover, Indian shaman Manuel Mondragon, defy time and space and politics and families to come together in the sweeping canvas of the 1920’s New Mexico outpost of Taos. But can they defy Destiny to stay together?

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Alessandra is exiled to northern New Mexico’s beneficial air and light to either recover from tuberculosis or die. Manuel Mandragon battles for her health and her love. She in turn battles the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Taos Indians’ right to their sacred Blue Lake — and battles her father, her brother, and her husband for her right to autonomy and her right to love Man.

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Nano Surveillance

by Mark Donovan

With the country on the brink of financial collapse, billionaire and high tech entrepreneur Dave Henson breaks an old personal oath to himself to remain apolitical as he attempts a daring and dangerous mission to save the country.

Dave, along with a small group of engineers at his company NSurv, and his old friend and news reporter Dana Cogswell, decide to use NSurv’s bio-nano sensor technology to bring a whole new level of transparency between the federal government and the public. In the process they discover and reveal a sinister plot by the President and his administration to secretly drain and transfer the country’s wealth and power to foreign entities.

While Dave and his team covertly work to change the country’s political and economic direction by exposing the corruption in Washington D.C., the President announces his new plans to end global climate change and restore the country’s economy. However the President’s plans run sinisterly deeper, and include the required use of personal tracking sensors to be installed in every automobile and product sold in the country. If the President’s plans become law, Dave is convinced it will destroy the country and provide the government with unfettered surveillance of the public.

Dave’s team quickly finds itself intertwined in a deadly war with the President and his allies. As the NSurv team works to capture and report the ultimate story to topple the administration and save the country, the President and his allies stop at nothing to protect their self interests and to capture NSurv’s new surveillance technology. Risking life and limb, and a rekindled relationship with Dana, Dave remains undeterred while he leads his team forward in accomplishing their mission. Mentally torn, Dave inevitably has to ask the most from Dana. His request, and her decision on how much to sacrifice of herself, tests their new found relationship and holds the key to their ultimate success.

Finding Home

by Jackie Weger

Twenty-four year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, twelve year-old Maydean and five year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride–neither of which she can trade for food or gas.

A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe’s mission in even worse jeopardy–until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. But! Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on his land and an iron fist on his heart and is the unlikeliest man in the universe to succumb to her schemes. Phoebe wields all of the pride, backbone and country smarts she owns to claim his home, plow his land and pilfer his heart. Nothing works. With time running against her family, she plies one last inducement—her scarce feminine wiles…Will it be enough?


by Mark McClelland

His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer — just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.

Hope Defined

by Shannon Humphrey

The torture began in sixth grade. Hope should never have told the other kids in Opal Lake that she has weird dreams. Or that these dreams inspire her to invent objects that fly. Now in eighth grade, she’s the outsider nobody wants. Things get worse when Hope takes the top grade in science. She becomes a threat to eighth grade queen Caitlin Crawford and her privileged clique for the school’s highest award, the prestigious Sky Honors.

Caitlin preys on Hope’s loneliness and concocts a scheme. As Hope’s life spirals, the dreams won’t stop. Why does the girl in them look like a perfect version of her?

Perfection is the only way of life the Scions know. In Tavos, they exist in peace, traveling through the galaxies, creating planets and manipulating stars. The standard of achievement is nothing less than excellence. Until the hard voices awaken Dinah. Deep punches pierce her. And the desperate eyes pull at her insides. A mysterious force begins to crack the perfect equilibrium of their world. Neither King Aleph nor Dinah’s father gives her the answers she seeks. Who is the withering young female in those horrible visions? What does it mean to… suffer?

Dinah is bold enough to pursue her own truth. But is she strong enough to handle Hope’s?

The Bishop Of Scorpius

by Warner Sharp

A few miles off the coast of the Caribbean island of Scorpius, there are six SCUBA tanks resting on the ocean floor.

Meet P.T. Bishop, a thirty-something former minor-leaguer turned SCUBA shop owner with a slightly misaligned moral compass and a weakness for married women on vacation. Facing foreclosure and the threat of losing the only woman he’s ever cared about, Bishop is summoned to the newest and most luxurious resort on the island to meet with Tam-Lak, a Buddhist spiritual advisor who specializes in rehabbing the one percent. Desperate for money, Bishop agrees to take Tam-Lak on a mysterious night dive.

The dive sets into motion a series of events that revolve around six SCUBA tanks resting on the ocean floor and draw Bishop into a drug scandal with congressional implications. As the mystery of the tanks unravels, Bishop learns about his own past that includes a con-artist mother and a father he never met.

Roaring Mountain

by Shirley Gray

When my son, Gary Gray, was killed by an avalanche while climbing Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades, he was buried under tons of ice and snow. I was told his body might never be recovered and that perhaps I should consider him now a part of the mountain. It was the beginning of a journey unlike any I had taken before. For the next few years I traveled through devastating grief and tortuous self-doubt while unsuccessfully searching for reasons why my son’s life was taken by the very planet he was trying to save. Was it his destiny, kismet, or fate? Or was it just plain old bad luck? I had to try to find out.

After three years of being in limbo and soul-searching, and just when I thought he would remain in his icy sarcophagus forever, the mountain was ready to give him up. His body was recovered under extraordinary, miraculous circumstances and the stunning sequence of events surrounding the incredible recovery was to change forever the way I think and believe. My slightly skeptical nature could not help but grow into spiritual enlightenment after experiencing such miracles first hand.

Gary was a lover of nature and he loved the wilderness with all his heart. He was an adventurer who experienced life to the full and a mountain climber who was passionate about environment al issues. But the book is not so much about the man, but about the inexplicable events that surrounded his death and recovery. It’s about passion and miracles and love everlasting. And it’s typical of him that he used to sign all his cards and letters, Love & Life, Gary.

Blood For Ink

by L.L. Muir

If he unmasks her, she’s as good as dead…

As the mysterious writer who exposes gentlemen’s secrets, it is not the first time The Scarlet Plumiere has been hunted. But this time it’s different. This time, she interferes with one of the Four Kings, and the brotherhood will not rest until they marry her off and place her securely under a man’s thumb. Only they have to catch her first.

The Earl of Northwick is falling for this writer, sight unseen. Will she be pretty? Will she have all her teeth? In his rush to claim her for himself, regardless of who she might ultimately be, he places her in grave danger–her desperate enemies are watching closely for the moment her mask is removed.

Long Holler Road – A Dark Southern Thriller

by David Lee Malone

In 1970’s rural Alabama, George Patrick and Glenn Burt’s world has always been a simple one with simple choices. Stories of drugs and violent murders were something occasionally seen on the evening news and had not yet pervaded this somewhat remote part of the world. Their culture was not dramatically different from what it had been at the end of the Big War. But that was about to change drastically.

When two barrels containing bodies that have been dissolved with acidic chemicals mysteriously turn up on an impoverished family’s farm, the people of Long Hollow are quick to jump to conclusions. Hugh Williams, who has never harmed anyone, is arrested and his destitute family become outcasts by almost everyone in the community. What the people don’t know is that a couple whose evil knows no bounds are the real culprits. They are extremely intelligent and feed off each others twisted, torturous proclivities. Now that the focus is on the unfortunate Williams family, they are free to carry on with their horrific torture and heinous murders, as well as other crimes. But the bodies in the barrels turn out to be just the tip of the iceberg, and George and Glenn are about to get caught right in the middle of this nightmare.

The 56th Man

by J. Clayton Rogers

A former member of Saddam Hussein’s Special Security Force arrives in Richmond, Virginia. Under the name of Ari Ciminon, he sets up house on the James River. The house was purchased for him by the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for watching over him while he supplies intelligence to CENTCOM. Because he is fluent in Italian (as well as a host of other languages) he is presented to his new neighbors as an Italian of Arab descent. Ari learns on his first day that the previous occupants, Jerry and Moria Riggins and their two sons, were murdered in their home nine months ago. The murders are unsolved. Ari has plenty of free time on his hands and sets out to solve the crime–in his own peculiar way.

The Heartbreak Cafe

by Melissa Hill

When a baby is found on the doorstep of The Heartbreak Café in Lakeview, everyone asks – what kind of parent would abandon their child?

Hollywood actress Ruth Seymour is home for the summer. But has an ill-advised fling with a handsome co-star resulted in a seriously unplanned consequence?

Jess feels increasingly left out as the only non-mum amongst her friends. Terrified she might lose them altogether, she embarks on becoming a mother too. But is she really ready?

Nina has come to Lakeview to live with her estranged father, Patrick after a bad break-up. But will she ever dare tell him about the secret she is concealing?

One thing’s for sure: someone knows more than they’re telling. And the truth won’t stay hidden forever…

Mason Mcqueen And The Gargoyle’s Curse

by Graham Batten

When Mason McQueen’s overbearing mother hears strange animal sounds from inside her son’s room she is convinced that he is harbouring a stray dog, but only the old stone gargoyle statue that sits outside Mason’s bedroom window knows the real truth.

Lucky to be alive after surviving a horrific traffic accident, the hardy teenager should be able to deal with anything life has to throw at him, but not everyone has a P.E teacher quite like Mr Tyler. The cat is really set amongst the pigeons, (or would be, if all the cats in the area hadn’t mysteriously gone missing), when Chloe Draper the local ‘weird girl’ gets weirder and wakes up trapped inside her school locker.

Mason, his friends and Hunter the school bully, are unexpectedly thrown together by chance and discover the bizarre secret plaguing their small town and why certain residents are gaining supernatural powers. Struggling to make it through another school term at Darwin Grammar soon becomes the least of Mason’s problems as he is about to discover, for where there is a price, someone will have to pay it.

The Journal

by Derick Parsons

A young couple have been brutally murdered in their home in a quiet suburb of Dublin and the Murder Squad want to pass on it; they can see this case is a dog. Detective Inspector Jack O’Neill thinks it’s a dog too but with his personal life in a mess and nothing to lose he takes it on anyway…and soon wishes he hadn’t. A suspect is quickly found for the killings and Jack thinks that maybe this one will be easy after all; until he screws up and both the suspect and another young couple go missing.

Jack’s career is on the line and he must follow a trail of clues from a madman’s Journal to save the young couple before they too are murdered. But nothing is ever as it seems and soon Jack is floundering in a sea of lies and deceit where his case becomes a personal contest between the detective and a murderous maniac. A contest where life is the prize and the consequences of failure unthinkable.

Creeper Rise

by Brett Houser

Before they can begin to understand who they are and how they fit into the world, Sonya, Chase, and Marilyn are thrust into a whole new world. In the world after everything else, corpses walk the roadways and the living must find ways and reasons to survive. Sonya has one goal in mind: travel halfway across the country to find her father. Chase, the son of wealth and privilege, must find a way to live for others and himself. Marilyn, from the happiest of homes, will have to reconstruct a family in order to learn to survive. Through their struggles to become the people they need to be to survive, they face the creepers, their name for the dead. But the creepers aren’t the biggest threat. The biggest threat comes from the living.

Amazing Matilda

by Bette A. Stevens

An inspirational tale of a Monarch butterfly and her meadowland friends.

Unlike her meadowland friends, Matilda doesn’t want to leap onto ledges or bound across fields, she only wants to fly.

At first, Matilda’s friends laugh at her because she doesn’t have wings. They wonder: How can a creature without wings ever hope to fly? While Matilda progresses through the various stages of her metamorphosis from egg to butterfly, her friends recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had dreamed of doing and how hard they had to keep trying to do all of those things.

Encouraged by her meadowland friends, MATILDA learns that if she tries hard enough and long enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do.

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