To Be to Is to Was by Stephen C. Bird

05 September 2017 | By Stephen C. Bird | Filed in: nursery-rhymes.

Sunnie Deelite and Isabella Gloucester forge their creative identities while fending off the torments of unrequited love. Disillusioned, they say goodbye to Fascibook and polarized Isolamicka and travel to Planet Gorp, where they study synesthesia and meditate with Bastet the Egyptian Cat Goddess. In the Androgynous Galaxy, four intergalactic witches battle for supremacy while back on the Blue Green Planet, Turmerico Inflammatorio wreaks havoc as the leader of turbulent Isolamicka.

Short stories featuring a mix of genres. Alternates between stream of consciousness, linear and non-linear prose. This work incorporates dialogue, monologue, inner monologue, satirical poetry and devices of blatant satire. The text moves back and forth between realism, surrealism and dream-like scenarios. Characters morph in and out of absurd, fantastical and over-the-top situations. Specific themes, concepts and idea fragments are interwoven throughout its chapters. While at first glance not appearing to be linked, ultimately these short stories meld together, lending an informal sense of unity to this book.

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The Elizabeth Walker Affair by Robert Lane

05 September 2017 | By Robert Lane | Filed in: f-m-f.

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"Emotionally charged to envelope readers from the start, The Elizabeth Walker Affair combines the best elements of romance, mystery, and thriller. A top recommendation for all three genres."

-Midwest Book Reviews


"I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT TRUMPET." After Elizabeth Walker mouths those words to Andrew Keller, a lover she has not seen in twenty years, their shattered hearts ignite uncontrollable events.

Andrew pleads with his old friend, Jake Travis, to locate Elizabeth. When Andrew is murdered, Jake is asked to investigate.

Jake arranges a rendezvous with Elizabeth and senses that she is harboring secrets of her own. He learns of a tragic accident two decades ago that decimated her family. Like Elizabeth, Jake battles his own demons, for his past is a roadblock to his and Kathleen's happiness.

Elizabeth's quest, Kathleen's desperate wish, and Jake's pledge to find who killed Andrew Keller culminate in the final repercussions of a lost love.

Filled with mounting suspense, and at times equally humorous and tragic, The Elizabeth Walker Affair is an emotionally engaging mystery. It will linger with you long after the final page.

A Man by Keiichirō Hirano

05 September 2017 | By Keiichirō Hirano | Filed in: classical-studies.

A man follows another man’s trail of lies in a compelling psychological story about the search for identity, by Japan’s award-winning literary sensation Keiichiro Hirano in his first novel to be translated into English.

Akira Kido is a divorce attorney whose own marriage is in danger of being destroyed by emotional disconnect. With a midlife crisis looming, Kido’s life is upended by the reemergence of a former client, Rié Takemoto. She wants Kido to investigate a dead man—her recently deceased husband, Daisuké. Upon his death she discovered that he’d been living a lie. His name, his past, his entire identity belonged to someone else, a total stranger. The investigation draws Kido into two intriguing mysteries: finding out who Rié’s husband really was and discovering more about the man he pretended to be. Soon, with each new revelation, Kido will come to share the obsession with—and the lure of—erasing one life to create a new one.

In A Man, winner of Japan’s prestigious Yomiuri Prize for Literature, Keiichiro Hirano explores the search for identity, the ambiguity of memory, the legacies with which we live and die, and the reconciliation of who you hoped to be with who you’ve actually become.

Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless

05 September 2017 | By Barbara Nickless | Filed in: yaoi.

From a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Newly minted homicide detective Sydney Parnell faces a savage killer whose endgame is to capture her. And keep her.

Iraqi war vet and former railway cop Sydney Parnell is now the youngest homicide detective in Denver’s Major Crimes Unit. In the past, gut instinct has served her and her K9 partner well. But it’s not a trait Len Bandoni, her old nemesis turned reluctant mentor, admires. Not until Sydney’s instincts lead to their first case: a man tortured and beaten to death, then left in a refrigerated train car with cryptic messages carved into his body.

The victim is a well-liked member of an elite club called the Superior Gentlemen. At first glance, the club appears harmless. But beneath its refined surface swim darker currents.

As Sydney; her K9 partner, Clyde; and Bandoni investigate the grisly murder, the three develop a bond that carries them through a shocking series of crimes and a horrifying conspiracy that threatens the detectives’ lives and promises to bring their beloved city to its knees.

More Than Love by Natasha Gregson Wagner

05 September 2017 | By Natasha Gregson Wagner | Filed in: somalia.

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies of MORE THAN LOVE, a memoir from classic Hollywood star Natalie Wood's daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner.

"In More Than Love, Natasha Gregson Wagner brings to life her extraordinarily talented and devoted movie-star mother, Natalie Wood, their magical life before Natalie’s tragic drowning when Natasha was eleven, and Natasha’s struggle to grow up after. The book is moving, powerful, and so honest. Natasha Gregson Wagner is a bright life force as was her mother."
—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

05 September 2017 | By Christina Baker Kline | Filed in: menage.

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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant novel that captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope of a trio of women’s lives—two English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl — in nineteenth-century Australia.

In this gorgeous novel, Christina Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom. Told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy.

"Master storyteller Christina Baker Kline is at her best in this epic tale of Australia's complex history--a vivid and rewarding feat of both empathy and imagination. I loved this book."
— Bestselling author Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

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101 Fun Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Jennifer L. Trace

05 September 2017 | By Jennifer L. Trace | Filed in: artificial-intelligence.

Have Your Child Improve Vocabulary and Critical Thinking Skills Through Fun Crossword Puzzles!

With 101 puzzles, this crossword book provides hours of fun-filled puzzles! It is one of the best ways to educate kids, but at the same time entertain them. Your children will have the opportunity to build vocabulary and improve their spelling.

• Produced and created by professional writers native in the English language
• Large puzzles made easy to see with cute picture themes
• Three levels starting from easy to hard with bonus challenges at the end
• Enhance productivity and improve problem-solving skills
• Tons of fun for everyone in the family

Other than the above mentioned points, crossword puzzles for kids also provide numerous health benefits such as reduced stress and relaxation..

Includes a certificate on the back of the book that you can present to your child upon completion.

Order Now and Enjoy One of the Best Crossword Puzzle Books for Kids!

Driftwood by Marya Layth

05 September 2017 | By Marya Layth | Filed in: southern-africa.

Marya Layth uses poetry as a lifeline into the most light-deprived places of the past. Ghosts are reawakened and their features are conjured with achingly honest detail—a reminder that "abuse has no expiration date".

'Driftwood' is a current that pulls you into the deep sea where daylight becomes a myth. And yet there is breath in the water. Layth proclaims "sink as the victim, emerge as the survivor" as much to herself as she does to the reader.

Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young

05 September 2017 | By Samantha Young | Filed in: suisse.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 50 kindle copies of Black Tangled Heart. Jane and Jamie are childhood sweethearts torn apart by forces beyond their control. When Jamie returns years later to wreak his revenge on the people who destroyed his life, Jane is at the top of his hit list. But she's not going down without a fight. Can Jane convince Jamie that justice, and not revenge, will save them? Can love that turns to hate, ever turn back? Find out in this complete standalone contemporary romance.