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  • The Boy Who Gave Away His Mother's Shoes

    The Boy Who Gave Away His Mother’s Shoes

    TO THE READER

    So many hats we must wear in today’s complex society! Even under a single hat or head covering, our thoughts are conceived, varied and fast-paced. I love the way our society functions and how determined we usually are to be part of the way it works. I also appreciate that many of us still can find comfort in personal, quiet time. For me, and hopefully for you, reading is precious time. The wonder that books and stories captured in our minds lets us travel far and near and permits us to go beyond the past or into the future as our minds allow. In reading stories, travel is done with comfort and satisfaction. For some of us, good story telling also promotes diverse cultural understanding.

    The stories in this book allow us to forget about the hat we usually wear at the time we pick up a book. We can be introduced to familiar or unique persons with whom we may have a symbiotic experience. With any good read, you can change to mix with the characters when they become introduced into your life.

    Since reading is such an individualistic endeavor of choice to achieve enjoyment and distraction, it is probably the best selection to add entertainment to your day. This may include new thoughts that take us away from the structures that trap us with responsibilities.

    These stories are like having a friendly companion who distracts us from chores or the dwelling on more mundane callings. Rethinking the plots in these stories may also add to some of your personal recollections. I say this because, for me, writing stories triggered thoughts about other experiences I have had. I find that the more I have to think about, the more I have in my head to record. Enjoy!

    Carlos V. Cornejo

  • The Bully and the Leprechaun by Richard J. Ward

    The Bully and the Leprechaun

    Do you believe in fairies? Do they merely belong in tales and fables of old, known by many to enamor children and bring tantalizing magic?

    Jade and Gilbert engage in an argument on whether fairies are real or not. But everything is going to change when Jade is cast into a dark magical place where something malevolent lives—a nasty bully and magical mischief maker, challenging her wits and her patience.

    But the question is, will her story be enough to prove that magic exists in their town? Will Gilbert believe her incredible adventure? Find out here!

  • The Caribbean Killers: A Novel of Murder and Intrigue

    The Caribbean Killers: A Novel of Murder and Intrigue

    When Miami Detective Michael Preston was sent to Nassau in response to urgent pleas from the Governor General of Bahamas, he had no idea his entire life would be forever turned upside down. Searching for a serial killer preying on young women, Preston becomes deeply involved in events threatening the existence of the entire islands. He allies himself with attractive computer analyst Jennifer Winslow and the two fall in love. Immediately they become overwhelmed by the murders of five women and an impenetrable world of voodoo and witchcraft. Daily facing death threats, more than once they narrowly escape the attacks of a pathological murderer intent on destroying the peaceful tropical paradise of the Caribbean.

    About the author

    Teacher, author, and photojournalist Tom Becker spent a fifty-five-year career teaching space science technologies and satellite mechanics to gifted upper high school and undergraduate students in forty-five of the fifty states and five years in England/Wales.

    He was an eyewitness to twentieth-century global events (Apollo spacecraft to the Moon, 1960′s/70′s; Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Detroit Riot, 1967; US and Soviet space explorations, 1960-2000).

    He is an award-winning author of 16 books on world affairs and more than 300 magazine and journal articles. His writings include some of the main political personalities of the twentieth century.

    Tom maintains a website at
    http://thomaswbecker.com/

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    The Case of the Rainforest Reunion

    The Case of the Rainforest Reunion

    High above Honolulu in the Tantalus rainforest a high school reunion turns tragic.
    A Honolulu detective, an Izakaya restaurant owner, and an on-line investigative reporter team up to solve another mystery. Follow Charlie Chang, Moto Fujimoto, and Zoe Lee as they navigate Hawaii’s multicultural modern landscape to uncover the connections between personal rivalries, cyber insecurity, and the opioid epidemic. A sequel to The Case of the Good Deed, these three quirky characters give us insights into how the media, the government and the private sector work together in a healthy democracy.

  • The Day The Horses Went to The Fair: Animal Lover and Painter: Rosa Bonheur

    The Day the Horses Went to the Fair: Animal Lover and Painter: Rosa Bonheur

    An author always looks for an angle when writing fiction which Beaupré has done with this novel. He came up with revenants or ghosts for all of his characters as a way of weaving the story together without making it a documentary of Rosa Bonheur’s life and paintings of animals. The author has conjured the likes of a Mozart, a Cervantes and Sir Walter Scott while including other creative artists that influenced Rosa Bonheur. He has also incorporated the descriptions of the Bonheur paintings by herself, the artist, and by her close friend, Anna Klumpke. He has created what he calls a singular novel in that it is not all fiction but an amalgamation of biography, art history and some fiction to make it a creatively cohesive work. The author even intrudes into his work to give it a personal and lively touch.

    Norman Beaupré, Ph.D. was born in Maine and pursued his graduate education at Brown University. He taught over thirty years at the University of New England in Maine where he is presently Professor Emeritus. He has traveled extensively and spent two sabbaticals in Paris. He has written and published twenty-one books in English and in French. In 2008, he was awarded the medal of “Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications in Paris for his outstanding contribution to French culture.

  • The Gates of Death: Nostradamus Decoded

    The Gates of Death: Nostradamus Decoded

    In this Book, The Gates of Death: Nostradamus Decoded is many encouraging past, present and future events to be examined. In addition, the book examines all types of events like the Apollo Moon landings. I greatly advise anybody to examine the Moon landing photos anywhere, but the easiest access is on the Internet under “Moon landing hoax.” After viewing these photos, you will come to the same conclusion that I did. The Moon landings just did not happen! However, I hope this book did more than just teach people about the Moon landings. Best regards to all my current and future readers!

    Author Bio

    To all my readers, the author of this book is Allen Jay Luedtke. Allen lives on the shores of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In addition, Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Geography from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (Dec. 1999). Allen is also an avid exercise enthusiast with exercises including bodybuilding, walking and playing golf.
    The purpose of this book is to enlighten people on the new economy that is to come. That is consumer spending. Plus, consumer spending simply drives the economy and the middle class are the majority population doing the consumer spending. This is why more money needs to flow in the hands of the middle class through tax breaks, government programs, etc. Also, this will create increased consumer spending revenue for all including the government. Moreover, increased consumer spending through the middle class with a balanced budget will lead to a very prosperous economy.
    The other purpose of this book is to enlighten people on changes that need to be made about investing. Tithing (giving to the poor or the church) is the true way to invest money because it has a guaranteed rate of return. God will repay you for your tithe. Therefore, tithing simply is the way to invest!
    Finally, Allen will locate certain treasures to be found. For instance, the Knights Templar Treasure (located in France) along with Ark of the Covenant (located in Lebanon). But, most importantly, Allen will locate the undiscovered oil well in Israel. This will lead to Israel’s own oil production. Furthermore, Israel mostly relies on foreign oil, however, this will change.

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  • The Gateway

    The Gateway

    The Gateway tells the story of a beautiful but mysterious house in the mountains. It is infested with demons, which got in when the original owner committed suicide by diving from the stair landing and smashing in his head on the floor, thus opening a gateway to a nether region of evil. The Hawthorne family, who buy the house from the estate, have to learn to live with the demons without breaking any of their rules, for fear of death or worse.

    Nell, the youngest child, learns at an early age about the actual gateway. However, the little statue of Pan in her mother’s garden, who may or may not be in league with the demons, seems to protect her from their worse depredations. Nell grows up and marries Rick, an engineer with an oil company. They move into the Barn, an old carriage house down the hill from the Gateway. Eventually, over Rick’s horrified objections, they have to move into the Gateway. Because of difficult circumstances after Rick’s death, Nell finds she has to sell the house that she loves so much. The demons wreak their rage and retribution on the hateful man who buys it.

    Author Bio

    Cynthia Delafield spent summers at the Gateway. She was aware of its other occupants at an early age. Most events are exaggerated and much is fiction. She wrote the book after the buyer of her house in Riverdale, NY, painted the rare red gum wood paneling in the living room white. She has been a painter, actress, guide on trips to China, pastry chef and caterer, owner of a B&B and dolphin researcher, which prompted her first book, “my Dear Dolphin”, a diary about some dolphins and her four children, published under her married name, Cynthia de Narvaez.

  • The Grey Areas

    The Grey Areas

    A woman is found floating on a rubber raft at sea, beaten half to death and comatose. She awakens from her coma with no recollection of who she is and what had happened to her. But after marrying the lawyer who was made to be her legal guardian, she begins to have flashbacks of her past.

    Suddenly, two men appeared; both are claiming to be her CIA partner. And both of them are claiming that the other is a Russian agent trying to discover where she hid something of high importance.

    Who is she going to believe?

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  • The Guardian: Book One The Misfit Series

    The Guardian: Book One The Misfit Series

    “Ms. Callahan offers a delightful and surprising story blend of history and fantasy set both long, long ago and also not quite so far away. Be sure to find a comfy chair before settling in with Cassie and Micah. Once you open the book, you won’t want to leave till it’s finished.”

    - Sandra Byrd, author of the best-selling Secret Sisters series.

    A misfit. An unlikely friend. A journey through a reality shattered by the tragedies of WWII. A discovery of a world beyond the pain of her own with the power to come out of the shadows and into a role that is hers alone. A battle between two worlds – will it always be one or the other_ Poverty or royalty; weakness or bravery; who she is or who she wants to be? Can this Misfit, united with another, find a way for their dreams to become reality? Or will their dreams remain just that…a figment of their imagination?

    About the author:

    KARRIS CALLAHAN a young adult author and mentor who helps misfits embrace their differences and find their unique identity. Ever since she was young Karris has never been satisfied with the ordinary, leading her on many adventures in the process of pursuing studies and exploring her interests. She refuses to settle for anything less then to dream big dreams and is happiest while using her creativity to tell stories of all shape, size and form. Her deepest desire is to help others find their own voice and story in the midst of a world that has silenced many.

  • The Haunted Abbey by Richard Ward

    The Haunted Abbey

    Two children are about to discover the greatest lesson in life.

    After a nice bike ride, Gilbert and Jade seek shelter in an ancient abbey. And that’s how they met the ghost who’s been haunting the place.

    Now, are you brave enough to join their adventure?