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      • 30. RIVER DAWN

        A family, on a research mission down a flooded river, rescues a teenage boy and becomes the target of the bounty hunter that was after him.   This dystopian adventure is now 99c.

         

        RIVER DAWN, a novel by Stephen Graff  

         

         

        • 31. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

          In Memory of Dad

           

          Kaley Jergins loved her life. She had it all, the perfect family, good friends, and the talent and passion to be a great ball player. However, when tragedy strikes and the person she loves most of all is no longer there, will she ever be able to play again?

          Told with warmth and feeling, this story comes from an author who knows what it is like to deal with loss at a young age. Nothing is ever the same after a tragic loss, but maybe life can go on. Includes an afterword by the author about grief and how to deal with it in a healthy manner. 

          • 32. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

            Island of Secrets 

             
            • 33. Lies the Heart Tells - Jenna Storm

              Lies the Heart Tells  by Jenna Storm

               

               

              Hired by newspaper owner Laura Danilov to run a project aimed at reintroducing wolves into the wilds of Montana, Drew Allison has had little success signing on local ranchers to her cause. Instead, the ranch where she’s headquartered has suffered a string of malicious pranks she suspects is aimed at shutting her project down. When Mackenzie Sawyer falls out of a tree and into a job taking care of the ranch, Drew thinks her luck has changed for the better.

              Things soon go from bad to worse, however, and Drew realizes nothing is as it seems – especially Mackenzie Sawyer.

              When her quest for answers turns up a most unexpected one, she isn’t sure what to believe. She must then decide whether to listen to reason or to follow her heart as she attempts to discover what lies the heart tells and why.

              • 34. Re: Lies the Heart Tells - Jenna Storm

                Etchings of Power  

                 

                Here's mine:

                 

                The shade advances, bathing the land in blood as they massacre all before them. Death feeds life. Materforging once more scours the land. Magics and creatures long thought dead rise again. Who can unite the kingdoms against the encroaching darkness? Who shall bring the power that drives the world to heel? Who will walk the knife’s edge of harmony? If none can, then Denestia is doomed. 

                 

                Hope rests on the swords, intelligence, and power of four: Ryne, a living legend at the edge of madness, haunted by a murderous past and hunted by the Tribunal and any other mercenary looking to make a name. Ancel, a gifted student who has lost his way due to a love spurned, is stalked by forces unknown. Irmina, an assassin mired in her quest for revenge on those who destroyed her family. And Galiana Calestis, an old Matus whose greatest wish is to see her people survive.

                 

                Denestia is a world shaped by battles between gods, daemons, and men wielding Mater in  long dead wars. To the east, in Ostania, an ancient clan re-emerges to begin their conquest anew, leaving carnage in their wake. To the west, the ruling Granadian Tribunal tries to maintain its stranglehold on its empire while expanding into Ostanian lands under the premise of converting the ‘uncivilized’ to the path of enlightenment.

                 

                Between warring nations, vengeful leaders, magic and steel, myth and men, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

                • 35. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

                  1923   $1.19

                   

                  1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.

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                  To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family’s early history—their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment. 

                  1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith’s story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice. 

                  • 36. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

                    Against Nature   

                    TheU.S.is ground-zero for a mysterious global pandemic. The disease is highly infectious and kills its victims within two weeks of exposure. It’s neither bacteria nor a virus and all traditional treatment regimens have failed.

                     

                    Serena Salus, a radical scientist, discovers the organism is an extraterrestrial dust mite brought to earth by a shuttle astronaut. The government contends it’s a genetically-engineered organism created on earth by enemies of freedom.

                     

                    Dr. Salus uncovers a vile plan for distributing her experimental vaccine and finds herself in a deadly confrontation with powerful forces that’ll stop at nothing to control the distribution of her vaccine.

                     

                    • 37. Vanitas by James S. Dorr

                      When he arrived at the New England town of Vanitas, all that Caleb Rushton wanted was an escape from the life of a seaman. What he found there included murder, a ghost-like apparition, a multi-layered trail of deception, and a need for his carpentry skills to help in the building of a gigantic church organ powered by steam.

                      A great blend of steampunk and horror from our Orbits sci-fi/fantasy short story line.

                       

                      Vanitas  

                      • 38. Where Billy Died by Earl Staggs

                        Where Billy Died  

                         

                        When Jack, a Philadelphia bounty hunter, goes to Texas to bring back a young bail jumper named Billy, he has no idea he's being trailed by the chief enforcer for a major mobster. Is it because Jack roughed up the mobster's brother, or is it because of what Billy did before he skipped town? In trying to stay alive and do his job, Jack also has no idea he'll get tangled up in a legend of the Old West that turns everything he knows on its ear.

                        A new novella of humor and crime from the author of THE THANKSGIVING COOKOFF WAR.

                        • 39. Equilibrium by Betsy Miller

                          Equilibrium  

                           

                          Worn out at the end of an ordinary day, Emily stops at a roadside diner, where she meets Jim, a sensitive man who intuitively understands her. Can she move beyond the pain of her broken marriage and rediscover the simple pleasures in life over a bowl of soup?

                          A short story from our Candlelight romance line.

                          • 40. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

                            Warren Hollis is a seasoned true crime writer. He likes to submerge himself in the local culture when he writes, so he packs his essentials and heads to Knorr, Pennsylvania. It's a tiny town in western PA, the kind of town most people on their way to Pittsburgh or New York would drive right past. It's a town full of friendly, smiling people, but it hides a dark past.

                            Years ago a man began sneaking into the bedrooms of young girls and taking them under the cover of night. Days later, a grisly calling card would be left for the families to find. He became known as "The Boogeyman" and the rural town of Knorr, and the surrounding communities, have done all they can to forget those terrible days when no one was safe, not even when nestled into their own beds.

                            Warren arrives and starts asking questions. He stays in a small cabin just outside of town. It's a nice place, exactly what he's looking for. There's just one strange thing: a big, heavy black phone at the top of the stairs. It's not connected to anything. The phone is just a decorative hold-over from the party line days. Something about it disturbs Warren, the way something about Knorr disturbs him, as well. Someone is hiding something about "The Boogeyman."

                            Then the killing starts again.

                            And, in the middle of the night, a phone that should never be able to ring - begins to do just that...

                             

                            THE DEAD PHONE  (just 99 cents!)

                            • 41. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!
                              ColinLalley
                              Ellis was born in the small village of Barstone and lived in Barstone and, he feared, would die in Barstone. No one ever left and nothing ever happened - except for the Festival of the Eclipse. Twice a year the citizens of Barstone gathered to watch the Sun and the Moon come together, and there were games and feasts and cheers. This year was no different...until the Sun and the Moon disappeared. Now Ellis must protect the secret of the Eclipse from Barstone and embark on a storybook adventure to restore the Sun and the Moon to their rightful place before more devious forces have their way with them.
                              • 42. The Obsession by Jacquelynn Luben

                                The Obsession  

                                 

                                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.

                                • 43. Chasing Pancho Villa by R.L. Tecklenburg

                                  Chasing Pancho Villa  

                                   

                                  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.

                                  • 44. Re: NOOK AUTHORS: What's your book blurb? Post it here!

                                    One Shot  

                                     

                                    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.

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