11-03-2011 01:54 PM
A young man enters a luxury flat from the window – with one objective – to steal what he can from the unknown occupant. But Andrew is not a conventional small-time criminal, and as he prepares to leave, he sees something that makes him pause; he is drawn to a beautiful piano. Andrew cannot resist sitting down to play the instrument, and another life – the one he has abandoned – comes back to him.
About Author Jacquelynn Luben:
Jacquelynn Luben lives in England, in the house which she and her husband built, in a pretty village in rural Surrey, which she describes in her autobiography, The Fruit of the Tree. Her son and daughter have now fled the nest.She is the author of two non-fiction books, many short stories, articles, poetry and two novels.
She has written for various magazines, and also gives occasional talks to Surrey groups on self-publishing and publicity. Her story, Damaged Goods was broadcast on Radio Southern Counties (and will be released as an ebook by Untreed Reads in 2011), and many of her other short stories have met with success – at the Guildford Book Festival, locally – and at competitions throughout the UK.
Jacquelynn’s first longer work of fiction, A Bottle of Plonk was published in the UK by Goldenford Publishers, and subsequently brought out by Virtual Tales as an e-book, entitled Have Wine, Will Travel. Her novel, Tainted Tree, was placed second in the Winchester Writers’ Conference novel competition, 2007, prior to publication by Goldenford Publishers, and was featured in Family Tree Magazine in December 2009. She published her first short with Untreed Reads, Maggies Plot, in 2010 and followed that up with An Affair of the Mind in 2011.
11-03-2011 02:28 PM
In the fall of 1917, Harrison James arrives in New Mexico to investigate the mysterious death of his brother. There he meets the beautiful Maria Washington, notorious gunrunner and revolutionary. Their romance sizzles while his list of suspects grows.
James is soon engulfed in subterfuge and drawn into a seamy underworld of gunrunning and sedition. To unravel the mystery of his brother’s death, he must outshoot bandits and outwit the Army.
Traveling deep into Mexico to arm the popular revolutionary and folk hero Pancho Villa, When James and Washington are betrayed by enemy agents, they must fight their way back to the Rio Grande where,armed with new information on his brother’s death, James risks all to unmask his killer.
About Author R.L. Tecklenburg:
R.L. Tecklenburg describes his style as easy to read, with short direct sentences and clean descriptions. From Chasing Pancho Villa he hopes readers will gain a greater understanding of American history and a sense of how extraordinary events impact on the lives of ordinary people. Born and raised on a farm in northeast Iowa, the author has adapted well to the East Coast and enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1991, he and his wife Rebecca have made their home in Northern Virginia.
11-03-2011 02:53 PM
When rising politician Karen Dodd pushes through the toughest gun-control bill in Ohio’s history, she thinks it’s her ticket to the governor’s office. But soon after she announces her candidacy, on the day she’s slated to receive an award from a gun-control organization, Karen Dodd is found dead in her comfortable suburban home, one bullet through her heart.
Suspects abound-her philandering husband, a hard-drinking former beauty queen, a smooth-talking gun lobbyist and his deceptively meek assistant, an ambitious television reporter who sees the murder as the story that could transform her career. Police lieutenant Dan Ledger puts his own life in danger as he struggles to uncover the secrets of suspects who at first seem harmlessly eccentric-but who can quickly turn deadly serious. Ledger’s used to piecing together meager bits of evidence, and he’s usually adept at analyzing the fears and desires that drive people to kill. This time, though, the motive takes him by surprise.
One Shot is a traditional whodunit with a contemporary twist. Packed with suspense and humor, it raises questions about issues ranging from gun control to reality television.
About Author B.K. Stevens:
B.K. Stevens (Bonnie Stevens) is the author of Little Dumber Boy published by Untreed Reads in December, 2010. She has also published over thirty-five other mystery stories, most of them in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Some of her stories have been reprinted in anthologies such as Women of Mystery I, II, and III. Another story appeared in Family Circle after winning first place in a national suspense-writing contest judged by Mary Higgins Clark. In addition, Bonnie has published college textbooks on composition (Holt) and on literary criticism and research (Holt/ Harcourt), along with a book on Jewish education (Behrman House). She and her husband, Dennis, live in Lynchburg, Virginia, where Bonnie teaches English at Lynchburg College; they have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel. Bonnie belongs to Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
11-04-2011 05:58 PM
This collection of spiritual stories and precepts supplement and buttress peoples moral sense, which is our conscience or the spark within that tells us to do good.
Learning spirituality is not simply the domain of sublime philosophy and drama. It lies at the heart of the task of successful everyday behavior, whether it is controlling our tempers, or our appetites, or our inclinations to sit all day in front of the television. As Aristotle pointed out, here our habits make all the difference. We learn to practice our spirituality the same way we learn to do math problems or play baseball well -- through practice.
The benefits of focusing on our spiritual-self include tranquility, increased production, a resurgence of vitality, mental clarity, and joy of living. And the understanding of our spiritual-self will put us on a road to love and happiness irrespective of our faith.
In the legend of Mahabharta, Yudhister could see no evil in any man and Daryodhan could see no virtue in any one. And Buddha was attracted to seek nirvana (spiritual enlightenment) in seclusion rather than being a king. We all have something like this. Truthful and spiritually oriented books help refine the sense of right and wrong. Just look at the fallen towers and religious wars all over the globe to see the need for books like this. The author’s education at Yale University and in the East brings the best of both worlds.
"The language of the head is words.
The language of the heart is love.
The language of the soul is silence."
11-05-2011 11:31 AM
My name is T. A. Acker and I want to let you know that my latest poetry book entitled "The Maturity Factor: Poetry & Life" is available now on www.barnesandnoble.com. This book is sure to inspire and motiviate greatness in individuals. My poems cover various topics like love (i.e. Mr. Right, You Caused This, & You Wear Love), faith (i.e. Thankful for Talent, Forgiveness), self-esteem (Running, Selfish Mindset, Poetic Butterflies), opportunity (Opportunity Knocking). These are just some of the poems featured that I am sure you will enjoy. Get your copy today!!! For more info see my website too: www.taacker.com.
T. A. Acker
11-06-2011 09:47 AM
Just released the sequel to my 5 star "Must Read" erotic short story! The Sex After Marriage series follows a couple who change their sex lives from boring to amazing and fight to keep their marriage alive and well despite years of neglecting their sexual appetites.
1) "...And Obey" 5 stars "Amazing - a must read"
2) "...And Accept" (waiting for your review!)
11-06-2011 11:12 AM
The smokers who feel idiotic for developing a smoking habit in the first place, the thought of quitting may seem even harder to fathom. But take heart: “Cigarette Smoking: What It’s Doing to Smokers and Nonsmoker” discusses tobacco hazards to smokers and nonsmokers and the use of “Breathing Exercises” and the tips, strategies and advice you need to give up cigarettes for good.
11-16-2011 11:14 AM - edited 11-16-2011 11:16 AM
The Mystic Travelogues by J.C. Nusbaum is a wonderful book for both children and adults - it has some deep ideas, and many adults will love it, just as adults love "children's" books such as The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, etc. The book is illustrated with black & white drawings by the author. DRM-free.
The ebook is currently $0.99
From the back cover:
Ten-year-old Tug is lost in the world, even to himself. Shuffled from one relative to the next, he has no place to call home and no sense of what his future will hold. But when destiny intervenes and sends Tug and his cousin Jodie to stay with a distant uncle in Vermont, they could not anticipate the strange occurrences at the enchanted old house. When their uncle disappears under mysterious circumstances, the two children begin a journey that will challenge their courage and reveal magic both underneath them and inside of them.
Travel to a mystic destination-
where animals know your destiny,
where dangerous Nomes lurk in the shadows,
and where a stuffed bear can bring you to life.
Praise for The Mystic Travelogues:
"This book is a rare treat for the child in anyone, regardless of age. It combines whimsy, fantasy, imagination and a compelling plot while also fostering spiritual literacy.... A delight not to be missed!"
President, The Jungian Center
11-16-2011 11:18 AM - edited 11-16-2011 11:18 AM
By Keith C. Blackmore
In the dead of winter, on a highway in Quebec, a man crashes his car and survives. In New York, a homeless person is run over by a bus and lives. In Tokyo, a teenager jumps off a high rise building and fails in taking her own life. All over the world, miracles like these transpire, and people breathe a sigh of relief.
But for the next week, some people will begin to suspect a terrible truth. A handful will even search for it. One man will find it.
And in seven days, all hell will break loose.
(A tale of horror. Graphic violence and language.)
Review (from Smashwords):
"I didn't think this was "my kind of book." But I couldn't wait to see how it ended! The beginning set-up of the novel is quite gory in spots (Personal tip for the squeamish: Skim the fight scenes; just find out who is fighting, who wins and who loses! No need to keep count of broken bones.) but humor shines through in other parts of the book. Does anyone NOT come to really LIKE the Boatman? I don't think so. By the end of the book, you know so much more about him that you have to love the old cuss."
11-16-2011 07:14 PM
Here are two of my haunted house novels that are available for the Nook:
Peter Corbin was in need of a change in his job as a realtor in a busy suburban community. A chance to transfer to a small town seemed to be what he and his wife Sarah needed. They purchased an old house for a bargain price without much regard for the troubled past. This proved to be something he would soon regret. The restless ghosts quickly made their presence known. (about 59,000 words).
Emily Sutton had been an outgoing happy person when they had married. Her husband, David struggled to understand what changed once they moved into the old suburban house that a builder had fixed up after it had stood abandoned for a few years. Emily was only a shadow of her former self. She had become withdrawn and thought something in the house was trying to harm her. With her health suffering and delusions increasing, tragedy was inevitable. A coworker of David's befriended him to help him cope. Increasing strange occurrences in the house caused him to question whether the cause of Emily's death was as obvious as he thought.
Alone Again is about 43,000 words and contains some mature content.