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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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    The Thin Blue Li(n)e: Perception is Deception

    The Thin Blue Li(n)e picks up the saga of the Office of the Sheriff where Hands Across The Sea left off.

    As the real talk grows contentious, the characters and storylines square off against puppeteers trying to pull the strings. While Sheriff Brendan Callaghan and Undersheriff H. Maxwell Ulrich dig deeper at the crux of the Union’s complaint, the needs of the Agency must balance the political muscle of the Board of Supervisors and the bureaucratic clout of the Vasco city officials.

    Retired Captain Asa Belle not only pushes the envelope, but starts opening the ones sent from convicted killer, Daniel Bouchette. Will he confront his demon, or resist him?

    Witness Sheriff Emeritus Garrison Cottrell’s spiral descent from Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease. The more the condition takes control of his state of mind, the more shocking secrets begin to be revealed that will sure to have ramifications countywide.

    The truth is getting closer for Vikki Morgan to discover who left her mother for dead years ago, and what will prove to be worse: the person behind it or the cover-up.

    The Thin Blue Li(n)e will test the Blue Wall of Silence across interpersonal and professional landscapes. Will the lines get crossed or will the lies finally catch up?

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  • The Wayfarer (Revised Edition)

    The Wayfarer (Revised Edition)

    The Wayfarer is a story based upon an ancient legend of Taoist mystics who were known to appear whenever a people were suffering from oppression, disaster, or injustices from rulers.

    One such mystic in contemporary times was a spiritually powerful woman, trained in the mystical arts of Central Asia. Her story is a suspenseful, violent drama played out against the backdrop of modern political corruption and the international drug trade.

  • Their Own Anam Cara: A Journey of Destiny

    Their Own Anam Cara: A Journey of Destiny

    Everything is a differentiation of itself; what has a front has a back, what has a back has a front, and the bigger the front, the bigger the back. is certainly holds true in THEIR OWN ANAM CARA…A JOURNEY OF DESTINY, the first of the Anam Cara Trilogy.

    Sir Ailin Drummond and Sarah “Angel” Evangeline Hale, a direct descendent of Boadecia, Queen of the Iceni, in the 1600’s in Scotland and Ireland, are caught up in the turbulence of the times. They’re faced with plantationists, dark and light magyk, pirates, druids and druidesses, clan battles, the whisky trade, and magical creatures. Through it all, they begin to learn what love, hate, loss, vengeance, hope, and faith can do to break or transform their lives.

    Author Bio

    Laura Veazey Morrison-Roets has a diverse background in traditional naturopathy, allopathic health, therapeutic and outdoor recreation, has earned an EdD in Applied Educational Studies and a PhD in Traditional Naturopathy, an MA in Athletic Administration, and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor, Certified/Licensed therapeutic Recreation Specialist, and a Case Manger III. She is Scottish, Irish, and Cherokee, and a member of Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, member of the Scottish Society of Northwest Arkansas, as well as a re-enactor for Scots of the Old West, portraying Belle Starr and Calamity Jane. She is a musician and writer and loves camping, kayaking, geocaching, raising Angus and Jake, and spending time with her children, and as much time as she can at her cabin in the Mark Twain National Forest.

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  • Through the Fog

    Through the Fog

    Travel with Kendra Collins, a young detective, determined to solve the mystery of her father's past. The closer she feels she gets to the truth, the further away the truth becomes.

    In this first book, of which I hope becomes a series, follow Kendra on her path of discovery. Her way to the truth. On her journey “Through the Fog”.

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  • Underground Stories

    Underground Stories

    Blaring sirens broke the stillness of the night. Fast-running footsteps are heard through the dark. Oh, what crime is happening now?

    Underground Stories is a collection of gritty tales of crime that will make you stay wide awake at night. Fill your time with hair-raising tales about crime drama, political suspense, edgy literature, and even poems that are sure to keep you engaged. But always beware: some of these stories are not for the weak of heart.

    With the turn of every page, ready yourself to be kept at the edge of your seat.

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    UNLIKELY HITTER

    Unlikely Hitter is the story of Ovasta Kaiser, a woman who had everything—a loving fiancé, a successful career, and a lifelong friendship. But all of that changed as she was the victim of a crime which transformed the course of her life. When she identifies one of the perpetrators to the police, the charges are mysteriously dropped.

    Feeling as if the legal system had failed her, Ovasta decides to serve her own form of justice but has a change of heart. When tragedy strikes again, Ovasta believes she has no other recourse but to retaliate.

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  • Unraveling the Mahler Enigma: A Lost Insight

    Unraveling the Mahler Enigma: A Lost Insight

    Intended for lovers of the arts, this “big think” book engages the dynamic of culture and the creative mind. It unravels, layer by layer, misconceptions about Gustav Mahler.

    Early in the 1970s Franz Loschnigg realized that a myth was developing around Mahler based on the assumptions of Henri de la Grange. Rather than accepting this work as definitive, the author turned to unique sources the contemporary writers and poets of fin de siècle Vienna and the mid-20th century sciences of cultural anthropology and social psychology, as well as the author’s own familiarity with Vienna. With a synthesis of disciplines, he revealed the illusions of an established narrative around Mahler, upon which decades of research are based.

    Something like a work of investigative reporting, this is an inquiry into the dynamic of artist and culture: Mahler embedded in his culture, deconstructing notions of his childhood, with marvelous stories of ordinary life in imperial Vienna, a surprising critique of the Conservatory’s composition training, and his subsequent breaking free to become a singular creative mind.

    Author Bio

    Born in 1929 into Old Austria, fluent in six languages, broadly educated in the European humanist tradition, and with a background of vast cross-disciplinary reading, this was an author whose understanding opened to deeper issues of mind and spirit. No ordinary thinker, Franz Loschnigg pursued the crux of the Mahler mystery.

    Franz Loschnigg was a graduate first of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in 1966 and then in music history and theory at the University of Wisconsin School of Music in 1976. Here he encountered the Mahler myth, and his curiosity compelled further inquiry.

    Always conscious of the larger picture, this independent scholar did advanced study in fields as diverse as the phenomenology of music, cultural history, physics, literature and mythology, and the newer sciences of social psychology and cultural anthropology. Unraveling the Mahler Enigma was the first of a planned four-volume study of Mahler within the culture and myth of Western music. When he saw the direction and weight of conventional Mahler research however, he decided not to struggle against it. His research and writing continued until his death in 2011.

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  • Vengeance Plus

    Vengeance Plus

    This ISIS unit is riding pretty high on the hog. They can do about whatever they want. They just had great success raiding the village of el-Bareo, or whatever they called the place. They burned a few buildings as planned, kidnapped, raped and tortured a half dozen young women before killing them and even better, kidnapped the three Christians that been giving them aid of some kind. They had left their tortured bodies and heads on stakes outside the village. They had sent pictures to El Jazeera and their other media outlet so the world would know of their recent success and what a tough formidable outfit they were.

    They had not yet heard of Sergeant Thomas Perkins, currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Even if they had, what could one little American soldier do that would affect a crack ISIS unit of 130 men all with the latest arms and equipment. Even better, they had ammo running out their ears.

    Just all you readers out there wait and see. Don’t pick this story up too late in the day. YOU MIGHT BE UP UNTIL THE WEE HOURS.