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  • May 14, 2014
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In the Spotlight: Darklight by Leonard H. Roller

Title: Darklight Author: Leonard H. Roller Publisher: Friesen Press Pages: 119 Genre: Poetry Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON From ancient Greece to the 21st century, poets have gazed at the heavens, trying to unlock the mystery and beauty of the cosmos in verse. In his charming new collection, DARKLIGHT, Leonard H. Roller, one of those poetic seekers, leavens his fascination with the cosmos and love of writing poetry with a gentle humor that will leave readers chuckling while they ponder the great celestial questions and What It All Means. In the 77 poems in DARKLIGHT, Roller employs a range of
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  • April 24, 2014
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Sylvie and the Spark by Gianna Day

Title: Sylvie and the Spark Author: Gianna Day Publisher: AKA Press Pages: 88 Language: English Genre: Erotica Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON One night of phenomenal sex isn’t enough to convince Sylvie that she should stay with Dave, her long-time boyfriend who borders on dull when not in the bedroom. When a set of twins moves in across the hall, Sylvie’s horizons broaden, though this pair might not turn out to be exactly what they seem. With a backdrop of inappropriate coworkers, a humping-addicted mutt, and a set of sexy suitors, SYLVIE AND THE SPARK is sure to please, in
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  • January 22, 2014
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In the Spotlight: Children’s Book ‘Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland’ by Alinka Rutkowska

Title: Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland Genre: Children’s Picture Book Author: Alinka Rutkowska Publisher: Alinka Rutkowska Pages: 26 Language: English Format: Paperback & eBook ISBN-10: 1493626949 Purchase at AMAZON Embark on a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented, breathtaking adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the “Fun Princess” — a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, find out what the local customs and traditions are, join the kids in activities at sea, and explore the remarkable world they create through the power of their positive outlook. This time Maya and
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  • December 9, 2013
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In the Spotlight: Thy Will Be Done by Ronald Kirk

Title: Thy Will Be Done Author: Ronald W. Kirk Genre: Christian living Publisher: Nordskog Publishing Pages: 250 Language: English ISBN-10: 0988297655 ISBN-13: 978-0988297654 Purchase at AMAZON The world cries out for an imaginative but realistic Biblical guide to the life foreshadowed in Christ’s model prayer. No foolish utopia, here is a powerful, comprehensive portrait of a sinful world redeemed and transformed by Christ—including the tools needed to hasten the day. The author weaves a tapestry of possibility–Christ’s people growing as salt and light, putting flesh on the Bible’s vision of blessing in every aspect of human life and endeavor, bringing
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  • December 6, 2013
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In the Spotlight: Wifey by Fey Ugokwe

Title: Wifey Author: Fey Ugokwe Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Pink Purse International Pages: 154 Language: English ISBN-10: 0615764908 ISBN-13: 978-0615764900 Purchase at AMAZON When life as a curiously paired, young married couple in California–in the midst of a growing state and national economic crisis–becomes literally unworkable, Rodney, an earnestly toiling, playboy of a husband, unilaterally determines that he and P.V., his ambitious but naive, exotic wife, should relocate to Texas. So P.V., a struggling sophomore realtor and avid foodie, and Rodney, a newly unemployed marketer and sports addict, sell virtually everything they own and embark upon a downsized existence in
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  • October 7, 2013
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Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow by Salvatore Barbera

The story of “Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow” takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her. While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm. This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of
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  • September 13, 2013
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Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures by Joe Sergi

Being a teenage girl is hard enough, but for DeDe Christopher, it is proving impossible. In addition to cliques, books, and boys, she has to worry about capes, apes, and aliens. Last year, DeDe discovered that she possessed fantastic abilities that were strangely similar to those of a comic book character named SkyBoy. With the help of her best friend Jason, a self-professed comic geek, DeDe accepted her legacy and became Sky Girl. Now, DeDe must learn what it means to be a heroine as Sky Girl faces the all too real enemies and allies of SkyBoy, including the clever
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Win a copy of Down and Out in Beverly Heels by Kathryn Leigh Scott!

Title: Down and Out in Beverly Heels Author: Kathryn Leigh Scott Paperback: 330 pages Publisher: Montlake Romance (March 26, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1611098866 ISBN-13: 978-1611098860 PURCHASE DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS AT AMAZON From brunch in Beverly Hills to homeless in Hollywood… Former actress Meg Barnes used to have it all: tony Beverly Hills address, Amex Black card, Manolos for every day of the month. Not to mention a career as a popular TV detective that made her glittering life possible. But her lifestyle of the rich and famous has turned into a reality show for d-listed starlets.
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Book Spotlight: Lifetime of Achievement by Jordan Maylea Ramirez

Title: Lifetime of Achievement Author: Jordan Maylea Ramirez Paperback: 106 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1480274399 ISBN-13: 978-1480274396 ABOUT LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT There are too many people going through life content with mediocrity.  People going to jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. People who are dreading Monday, looking forward to hump day and praying for Friday; and let’s not even talk about those two weeks of paid vacation… those are gold! How long have we been this way? Is this really what life is
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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand the next bestseller in the YA paranormal genre

Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all. Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability
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  • October 26, 2011
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Book Spotlight: The God’s Wife by Lynn Voedisch

The women of ancient Egypt were the freest of any civilization on earth, until the modern era. In several dynasties of ancient Egypt the God’s Wives of Amun stood tall, priestesses of wealth and power, who represented the pinnacle of female power in the Egyptian state. Many called The God’s Wife of Amun second only to the Pharaoh in dominance. THE GOD’S WIFE follows the adventures of a 16-year-old girl, Neferet, who is thrust into the role of The Gods Wife of Amun without proper training. Surrounded by political intrigue and ensnared by sexual stalking, Neferet navigates the temple, doing
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Book Spotlight: Glorify Each Day by John Banks

GLORIFY EACH DAY, by John Banks, 819 Publishing, 286 pp, $12.64 (Kindle $9.99) Glorify Each Day is a darkly comical novel depicting the consequences of violence in modern American life. It tells many stories. Tommy “Teach” Morrison, the novel’s main character, tells the story of his relationship with his childhood friend Charles – a story of a horrible misunderstanding and a story that Tommy can never retell. It tells the story of Tommy and Cait, a story of shared love and shared jokes, but a story that Tommy has doomed to end unhappily. Glorify Each Day is the story of
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  • October 6, 2011
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In the Spotlight: You Never Know by Lilian Duval

Title: You Never Know: Tales of Tobias: An Accidental Lottery Winner Author: Lilian Duval Publisher: Wheatmark Press Paperback: 354 pages ISBN: 1604945206 Genre: Literary Fiction What happens when an ordinary person becomes extraordinary? Tobias starts out in life much the same as any of us—not rich, not poor, with imperfect parents and unlimited ambition. When he’s twenty years old, his future is altered in irreparable ways after a tragic car accident pushes him down a new path. The once-promising anthropology major is forced to abandon his dreams in order to care for his orphaned, brain-damaged younger brother. In his late
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Book Excerpt: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! by Tamara Elizabeth

FABULOUSLY FIFTY AND REFLECTING IT!, by Tamara Elizabeth, Trail Blazing Press, 124 pp. This is my story, a story of a woman who has discovered how through my reflections, the truly fabulously lovable me; the authentic me that I was born to be. I have moxie like the trail blazing women of the 20’s. Today I am a confident, lovable courageous woman who realizes that fairy-tales don’t always have the ending of children’s books, but they can have the ending and continuation of what we truly want and believe. I have sass, courage, spunk, determination and attitude. This book is
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In the Spotlight: Taken Away by Patty Friedmann

Title: Taken Away Author: Patty Friedmann Publisher: Tiny Satchell Press Paperback: 427 pages ISBN: 0984531823 Genre: Young Adult Fiction What does young Summer Elmwood do when her little sister disappears during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and everyone blames her? When Summer Elmwood’s hot, bedraggled, exhausted family arrives unannounced at the door of her aunt’s elegant Houston house, her mother explains. “We’ve had a disaster. Not the hurricane, a real disaster.” It is one week after Katrina laid waste to the Elmwoods’ hometown of New Orleans, and like most residents, they were too close to the tragedy to see its
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In the Spotlight: The Lost by Caridad Pineiro

Title: The Lost Author: Caridad Pineiro Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Paperback: 352 pages ISBN: 0446584614 Genre: Paranormal Romance Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . . Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle
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  • August 2, 2011
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In the Spotlight: The Manicurist by Phyllis Schieber

Title: The Manicurist Author: Phyllis Schieber Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Paperback: 325 pages Genre: Literary Fiction The Manicurist is the story of Tessa Emanuel, a young woman who is engulfed by vivid images of the past.  When Tessa is a child, both parents allegedly die in a car accident.  However, the body of Tessa mother, Ursula, is never found. Tessa is obsessed by memories of her mother, whose battle with mental illness made Tessa’s childhood a secret world of intrigue and betrayal.  Now married with a daughter, Tessa must come to terms with her own identity as a mother, a wife,
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  • August 1, 2011
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In the Spotlight: Under a Fairy Moon by T.M. Wallace

Title: Under a Fairy Moon Author: T.M. Wallace Publisher: Brownridge Publishing Paperback: 222 pages ISBN: 0986865702 Genre: YA Fantasy If you have been longing for an adventure and your family moves next-door to a beautiful garden full of lush plants and ancient stone, wouldn’t you sneak over to have a look at it – even if it was owned by the neighborhood witch? Fourteen-year old Addy Marten doesn’t need to think twice: It is only a matter of time before she sets out to explore the garden’s winding paths and especially, the ring of mysterious stone statues that she has
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  • July 30, 2011
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In the Spotlight: ‘Homecoming: Osguards: Guardians of the Universe’ by Malcolm Dylan Petteway

Title: Homecoming: Osguards: Guardians of the Universe Author: Malcolm Dylan Petteway Publisher: Rage Books Paperback: 300 pages ISBN: 0984364501 Genre: Science Fiction For centuries the planets of Kulusk and Chaktun have battled in the heavens above Earth. In 1860, twin Chaktun princesses, Laurona and Nausona Osguard, fled to Earth and were beaten and raped as slaves in the United States’ antebellum south. Unbeknownst to the people of 21st century Earth, their descendants, the Osguards now govern a universal peacekeeping organization called the Universal Science, Security and Trade Association of Planets—USSTAP. The First Osguard, Michael Genesis leads the Osguards in protecting
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In the Spotlight: ‘My Heart Stopped Beating’ by Chamed

Title: My Heart Stopped Beating Author: Chamed Publisher: Mindleaves Paperback: 142 pages ISBN: 8890597704 Genre: Memoir Fourteen year old Italian girl, Chamed, is a living miracle after fighting illness since birth to live a normal life. Now fourteen years old, she feels a thrill of freedom when she convinces her parents to let her stay home alone while they go on holiday. She soon regrets that decision when she receives a call from her aunt Patrizia that the worst has happened: her parents have died in a car accident. Things only get worse for Chamed as she mourns the deaths
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