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  • The House on Shadow Lane: A Love Story

    The House on Shadow Lane: A Love Story

    Peopled with remarkable and varied characters, the plot of The House on Shadow Lane required a skillful hand to keep events moving at its almost frantic pace while remaining believable. As Robert Heylmun weaves the lives of his characters into the nap of his plot, their connections produce the complicated, even twisted, events that make the novel captivating. How, the reader wonders, will the romance developing between Hal and Simon survive the challenges they face? How will Carl, who is “in love with two people of different genders,” decide? While readers have likely never known such characters or situations, the author’s ingenious interplay brings them into vivid reality. As a result, readers will likely share on finishing this page turner, a “joyful sense of loss” that paradoxically occurs whenever I finish a novel I have much enjoyed. Good stories like this leave the reader to ponder what will happen next to those characters that he has come to know so well. The author’s story telling expertise establishes him as a writer whom readers of gay fiction will want to read again … and again.

    – Michael Dryden, American River College, Sacramento.

  • The Last Cruise...?

    The Last Cruise…?

    THE LAST CRUISE reunites Wes Hardin and Tully Cain (see Fancy’s Way and The XO), now members of VFA-142, the Ghostriders, as they take the Navy’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning, on its initial deployment, on board the nuclear aircraft carrier, Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72. The cruise gets off to a surprise beginning when the Lincoln Strike Group is tasked to the Caribbean after the shoot down of an American Airlines plane. Future encounters take place in the skies over the Gulf of Aden and the Black Sea before the carrier arrives in the Arabian Sea and commences operations in the turbulent skies over Afghanistan – which presents its own unique set of challenges. The action continues non-abated almost until the Lincoln and her consorts return to their home port of Norfolk, Virginia.

    Author Bio

    WALT TURNER taught fourth grade for 31 years in Irvine, California and enjoyed introducing his students to the craft of writing. Blending his love of the military with his love of reading, he sought to produce adventure-laden stories that he would like to read himself.

  • The Last Orphan Maker

    The Last Orphan Maker

    More than fifty years ago on Okinawa, Old Man Richards found a little girl on a cliff from where her mother had jumped to her death. He loved her. He left her. Now, nearing the end of his life, can he find that love again without finding her?

    World War II emptied much out of many lives, but it also built bonds ordinary life cannot recreate, bonds unbreakable by time, trials or people, bonds born of violent death, bonds which survive violent death. This is a story of one of those bonds and the people it touched.

    Author Bio:

    Earl Griffin was born in Childress County, Texas on February 20, 1953. He grew up on a farm along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1975 and from Texas Tech School of Law in 1978. He lives in Childress and practices law. He has written several books and novellas: “The Escadara”, “Hearts In Passing”, “Wasted Coincidences While Waiting For The Ferry From Red Hook”, “I. C.”, and now, “The Last Orphan Maker”.

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  • The Man With a Limp

    The Man With a Limp

    We follow the adventures of a restaurant owner and Iraqi war veteran. The Purple Heart recipient returns home lost and bewildered. Lucky decides to hitchhike home to Santa Cruz; no money in his pockets, he walks into the Santa Cruz Experience, a restaurant on the beach and meets a generous owner named Jack. With one simple salutation; “ Hi! My name is Jack,” a friendship begins. A story is told through the eyes of Jack, a restaurateur in Santa Cruz, California. I hope you enjoy the many surprises along the way; the struggles, victory, and the love of family.

    Author Bio

    Hi book lovers, My name is Timothy M. Nugent. I live in Tilarán, Costa Rica and I am a Temporary Resident of Costa Rica. In 2008 my wife of thirty-eight years passed away and I began to travel the western United States. I did it on a full dress Harley Davidson Motorcycle and I had a great time taking pictures and writing poetry. My wife was a great influence with my writing. Check out my web site; understanding-online.com and my blog, timothymnugent.com. May you have a great life. Pura Vida!

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  • The Marshall Minister: The Beginning

    The Marshall Minister: The Beginning

    What if God chose someone to clean up the earth before he sent his son Jesus Christ and we all know what will happen if he sends his son. Who would you send? A mild-mannered office worker? Knowing the villains that you have to face, it would have to be only one individual. He is a tired old truck driver that loves the Lord more than his own brothers. Just like the Scriptures of old, God sends his chosen that can do the job and gives him an name that will be respected in the ages. “Marshall Minister” The law man With a no nonsense in the ability of God. You have to be rough and you have to be tough. To preach the gospel and be the Marshall you have to be. But the loving kindness of the family man that he is.

  • The Mighty Spartan!

    The Mighty Spartan!

    The Mighty Spartan is a family-friendly fiction.

    Pete Russey is an ordinary citizen in a small Southern-Illinois town. He loves his little town. But life happens and he suddenly becomes the mighty Spartan.

    How does he deal with a giant man-eating spider or the Hell’s Angel as they ride behind him, or the scream he hears from his wife’s adjourning labor room?

    In the midst of chaos and everything, one thing remains true: his adventures are entertaining. Who knows, you will find yourself identifying with him.

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  • The Other Edge

    The Other Edge

    An exciting story, a thriller of violence, love, suspense and tenderness about a christian shepherd who unwittingly experienced the worst nightmare that someone could have lived through. Coming back home and finding out that his wife was murdered and his daughter had been raped by the same criminal. The psychological aftermath of the events caused him grief that he could not contain it and attempted suicide that just ended with him drowning in alcoholism.
    This story takes place in the beautiful town of Long Branch New Jersey and its surroundings.

    About the author

    Rodrigo Sibaja was born in Costa Rica in 1943 where he grew up and did some studies. When young Rodrigo wrote a few poems and short stories, but never published them, so they got lost in time. He got married when he was 21 years old. At 23 he, his wife and their first kid moved to the USA where he worked as a welder for 35 years. He lived in Long Branch, N.J. for 10 years, where he had two more children, then moved to Los Angeles, California. They went back to Costa Rica for three years where his fourth kid was born and came back to the USA after. Now he, his wife and his married children are living in Georgia. His four kids are all professionals in different fields. At this time Rodrigo Sibaja is retired and writing.

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  • The Second Messiah

    The Second Messiah

    The planet Earth is on the verge of destruction. The protagonist-Jason Reeves, along with his two companions, have been sent to try to change that lethal outcome. Unfortunately, an automobile accident robs Jason of his memory but not his purpose.

    As a lonely amnesiac meanders through the streets of San Francisco, he encounters street gangs, crime hoodlums and a memorable prostitute. As Jason’s powers slowly start to unfold, he finally discovers his identity and the mission he was sent to perform. His life force is slowly being depleted as fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
    But how does one begin the necessary process of transforming the Earth’s inhabitants in the face of ubiquitous evil? The negative energy emanating from Earth is reverberating throughout the universe and contaminating everything in its trajectory. Destruction seems inevitable!

    In the meanwhile, a false prophet emerges with uncanny powers. His unique abilities will precariously unite him with the Pope. Each person harbors ulterior motives of uniting the world’s religions. Toward this end, the ominous masquerade of the “Second Messiah” is set in motion with deadly consequences.

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  • The Sinner

    The Sinner

    An exceptional story that cuts through the bare denuded trunk of humanity and let the pus of inhumanity, barbarism and sadism ooze out. The novel expounds humanity in a completely newfangled sense, absolutely different from all known dimensions. It unearths all the abstruse desires on humans that may or may not have been spewed out by them. The work ferociously abrades each and every layer of the society, brutality unmasks its true evil face and reveals the ever cryptic and wholly self-centered yearnings that together fabricate the fundamentals of a human (at least biologically). The novel also examines the ancient cultural heritage of India on the broad parameters of utility, value and need and, at times amiably but mostly savagely, butchers the social conventions based on the sham grounds of gender, caste, religion and economic status. This entirely merciless work ruthlessly marches into the socio-economic and politico-cultural domains of the so-called human society, assesses the efficacy and utility of ancient and neo traditions of India and accurately determines the factors required in the bare struggle for survival. The Sinner effectually deals with the entirely antagonistic dimensions of life and lifelessness and also the at times complementary but mostly contradictory timespan between them.

    This work is a must read by all those who value humanity, respect women, believe in dynamism and change and are courageous enough to beard the Evils of the society, economy, polity and morality and have the mettle to welcome Good. This novel is not an endeavor for a kingly life but a headlong struggle for survival. Reading this novel may altogether after your conviction of being a human and you’re sure to involuntarily raise a question that the novel also evokes at its concluding juncture.

  • The Stench

    The Stench

    Why would African villagers boil a horse? Konrad Reitzger, who learnt to steel himself against horrors as a soldier of the Third Reich and prisoner of war, is determined to solve the mystery. The village headman, whom Reitzger likes and respects, gives only an implausible and taunting explanation, which annuls the friendship between them. It is through recollections of his father whom he despised – a chemist who worked on the production of the gas used by the Nazis in the extermination camps – that Reitzger finds the answer, and is profoundly disturbed by its implications.

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