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Forget all you know about disabled people. This novel will blow everything you knew out of the window. A story of strength, intelligence, love and disability

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

 

The Wheels of Cady Grey
Cady Grey Mysteries Book 1
by Paul L. Arvidson
Genre: Thriller
Publication Date: August 21, 2019
Get in the way of ruthless people and it’s gonna get you killed.
“Forget all you know about disabled people. This novel will blow everything you knew out of the window. A story of strength, intelligence, love and disability”.
Cady Grey is invisible. One of the ‘perks’ of being in a wheelchair. Sometimes it’s better that way, ‘specially when you’re a sweary, spitty teenage girl who’s main aim is getting through high-school in one piece.
But then a sinister shell company wants to knock their school down and is prepared to stop at nothing. She and her friends are the only ones invested enough to care and smart enough to investigate.
Regardless of the danger, Cady finally gives up being invisible to fight. And she discovers that getting in the way of politicians and their schemes might just get her killed.
“Cady, with spark, snark and enthusiasm will capture your heart in such a way you will want her to be your best friend. She is a voice, hero and visibility for a young disabled generation, a guide for us all and a mystery to solve”.
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The Dark Trilogy is his first series. He is also working on a thriller.
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A boy – A dance – A disappearing act – A lost shoe – A wicked Great Aunt…

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

 

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MY  HIGH  SCHOOL  CHRISTMAS  BOYFRIEND
                                     by
                                Kylie Key
A boy
A dance
A disappearing act
A lost shoe
A wicked Great Aunt
There I was, starring in my very own fairytale, dancing with a handsome stranger at the Christmas Winter Dance.
But then, in a Cinderella reversal, he was gone!
And I was left musing over the boy who had set my heart on fire.
Can I find him again, and will I get my happy ending with the boy from the Christmas Dance?
                                                                       
                                                                       Kylie Key’s Bio:

Kylie is still very young at heart. She loves writing about first crushes, first kisses and first loves.

My kind of author.

She lives near the mountains (in New Zealand), and loves walking alongside the river, which is where she dreams up her stories.

How awesome, Kylie. I am officially jealous.

Other things she likes are her two cats, Toby and Steve, chocolate in any form and watching sunsets at the beach.

Ohhhhhhhh…sight and sight

Erin fell in love with a veterinarian, there is only two problems…his girlfriend and the dog

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

 

 

Didi Lawson exchanged her town car for a pick-up truck and learned to operate a tractor when she and her husband moved from Arizona to a farm in  Missouri where she now weaves her tales. Her love for writing started early in  life when  she entertained her friends with her stories, won prizes for he essays in high school and wrote road shows and poems for the youth group in her church. She enjoys the outdoors, her children and ten grandchildren, and keeps an active social calendar.

Erin O’Neal loves Christmas, except not this year because she’ll be all alone for the holidays. To make matters worse, she receives a dog as an early Christmas present, but cannot keep it. The man who delivers the dog is the snob who has embarrassed her in public a few days ago.

 

 

When the snob, a handsome veterinarian, injures his ankle and needs someone to drive him home to Prescott for the holidays, Erin is available. Getting to know him better, she falls in love with him. There are only two obstacles: his girlfriend and her own dog phobia. 
 
 
 

 

Snippet:
May I have this dance, Erin?he asked.
She could only nod. Speech was impossible as a lump had formed in her throat. After a few steps, she asked, Should you be dancing with your injured foot?
Im wearing a brace,he said and then he grinned. Besides, I can lean on my dance partner.
The guests had formed a circle around the dance floor as more couples joined.
Erins hand felt cold at first but warmed quickly in his firm grasp. With his right arm around her waist, he pulled her close, resting his chin on top of her head.
Relax,he mumbled, youre doing great.
Relax, he says. How can I relax feeling the way I do and knowing its all for nothing?
Did you say something?
No. Nothing.
He drew her in even closer, so close that she could feel his heartbeat through the fabric of her dress. She tried to lean back to keep some distance but finally gave up and rested her head on his shoulder.
Thats better,he said with a smile in his voice, tightening his hold around her waist.

 

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Until the inhabitants of Ukkiville and the surrounding territory halt this growing threat, survival remains all but uncertain

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
A
Step Backward
The
New World Series Book 1
by
Andy Skrzynski
Genre:
SciFi Action Adventure 
 
“The
New World” book series, by Andy Skrzynski, is a creative,
science-fiction adventure depicting the life-and-death struggles on
Earth after an apocalyptic period between 2019 and 2025. If you enjoy
a thrilling tale full of suspense, action, a touch of romance, and a
crazy twist here and there, “The New World: A Step Backward”
and the sequel, “The New World: Blue Moon Generation,” will
help you escape your current world worries. The action’s so real and
descriptive you’ll feel as if you’re alongside Thoruk, his loyal
friends, and the younger generation as they fight the warriors and
vicious creatures stalking the villagers of Ukkiville in the nearby
forests, lakes, and mountains before the turn of the next
century.

 

 

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more to get a taste of what’s to come in, “The New World: A Step
Backward.”

 

 

In
2075, following the World Annihilation Period and Earth’s 50-year
transformation, the detested Skalag clan periodically pillages
Ukkiville to murder and enslave its inhabitants. Dangers intensify as
vicious, mutant beasts lurk in the shadows, preying on villagers. At
the heart of this evil, the twisted scientist, Zolokt, creates killer
combinations of animals, plants, and insects to inflict his acts of
revenge.

 

 

Infuriated
by the savage attacks, a young leader, Thoruk, and his two lifelong
friends pledge their lives to protect Ukkiville. The determined ruler
aims to forever put an end to Zolokt and his followers, for only then
will true freedom reign in The New World.

 

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Moon Generation
The
New World Series Book 2
 
Many
peaceful years have passed since the devastating battle of 2075. The
new generation, conceived under a mystical blue moon, is about to
awaken to the vicious attacks unveiled through their parents’ tales.
Once, living only in youngsters’ nightmares, ferocious mutant beasts
now stir in the shadows of Ukkiville — even during the light of
day. Blood-thirsty predators with glowing eyes, gnashing teeth, and
razor-sharp claws prey on unsuspecting victims.

 

 

Caru,
the brave but brash young daughter of Ukkiville’s ruler, fears
nothing. Trained by the best and possessing powers of the mind
greater than her father’s, she leads her two lifelong friends into
the teeth of intensifying perils.

 

 

Meanwhile,
in enemy caverns on the other side of the mountains, descendants of
the evil Zolokt prepare as well, cloning savage creatures from DNA
combinations of animals, insects, and plants. Only time will tell how
many of the deadly muclones get released.

 

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Crimson
Winter
The
New World Series Book 3
 
On
the verge of winter in 2105, a vicious attack soaks a pasture with
blood and crushes Ukkiville’s serenity. Ominous premonitions haunt
Hoot while similar dangers surge across Old North America. Tormented
by nightmares, the courageous young warrior recruits her friends to
join her and hunt the demon of her dreams. Before long, they
encounter a beast far more ferocious than any discovered
before.

 

 

Suspicions
fall squarely on the village’s nemesis, as Hoot and the leaders of
Ukkiville fear Zo and his Skalags have advanced their DNA process to
create monsters nobody can control. With little choice but to ready
themselves to thwart increasing slaughters, Hoot, her brother,
Skeeter, and a precocious android named Andralec hone their skills
and special powers. Until the inhabitants of Ukkiville and the
surrounding territory halt this growing threat, survival remains all
but uncertain.

 

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While
writing The New World trilogy proved to be one of the most exciting
challenges of my life, if anyone had told me six years ago I’d be
writing science fiction action-adventure novels, I would have
declared them bonkers! For most of my life, I had been an engineering
and programming nerd whose main reading materials included technical
scientific articles and books with little time to read novels of any
sort of fiction.
The
few dreams I experienced during my lengthy career as a Sr. Software
Development Manager at IBM mostly focused on conjuring solutions to
tough technical issues at work. Never did sleep delve into imagining
some fictional adventure. But that all changed after I retired from
IBM in March of 2007 at age 53 with 30 rewarding years of service.
The extra time on my hands provided plenty of hours to devote to more
creative endeavors.
My
initial attempt at writing capitalized on my 30 years of investing in
all sorts of financial assets. I wanted to share my knowledge with
our children to aid their financial planning. After completing more
than 400 pages of the manuscript, I joined a writers’ group. The
members liked the technical content but advised me to liven it up to
make in more attractive for my younger target audience of high school
and collage graduates getting a start on life. I came up with an
fictional world and a couple of quirky characters to weave into my
investing lessons.
The
members loved the improvements, but an unexpected problem bared
itself: my brain refused to churn out nightly ideas about
investments. Instead, my dreams gushed with captivating characters
and an intriguing new world with plenty of vicious beasts lurking in
the shadows of my mind. I had no choice but to follow the fate which
unfolded night after night, providing oodles of exciting material to
more than fulfill any writing desires. I provided my financial
manuscript to my daughters, and from that exhilarating change of
direction in 2014, I’ve been creating a fascinating new world at the
turn of the next century!
I
began writing my first novel, The New World: A Step
Backward
 in June of 2014 and published it on June 28, 2015.
A little over a year later, on October 1, 2016, I published Book 2 of
the series, The New World: Blue Moon Generation. After a
bit of a delay due to the challenges of a serious family illness, I
completed the final novel of the Trilogy, The New World:
Crimson Winter
 and published it on November 6, 2018.
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Now, all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Life
in the Atmosphere
by
Anthony Wilson
Genre:
YA, Coming of Age
 
Jahlil
Adams is just a regular teenager. In fact, you could say that he is
“super regular” with his glasses, comic books, and cheap fashion
sense. He doesn’t want popularity. He doesn’t want a pretty
girlfriend. He wants to just be who he is. Well that and not to be
bullied by Max Maniac. 

 

 

Yet,
everything changes once Mr. Malachi gave Jahlil a necklace that he
didn’t even want.

 

After
that, everything was not the same. In fact, Jahlil began to realize
that there was much more to who he was. There was much more to who
Mr. Malachi was. There was much more to his existence. The lid of
limitations was lifted from Jahlil’s life.

 

Now,
all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer.

 

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Anthony
Wilson is a new author that hails from the Midwest. Being that this
is his first book, he took the extra care of creating a 1st person
perspective from the realities of teenage living in the year 2000.
Being that Anthony Wilson is an educator, he wanted to create stories
that students in middle (and even high) school could relate to. Also,
he wanted to create stories that his teenage daughter would be proud
of. When he isn’t being a husband, teaching, or writing, Anthony
Wilson also maintains his health through physical activity. 

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A bridge once burnt severs ties forever…

Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Shadowed
Seats
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 1
by
Marguerite Ashton
Genre:
YA Mystery
 
Oliana
knows that every family has a secret, but she never expected hers to
come from the grave.

 

 

High
school senior Oliana Mercer dreams of attending the prestigious
Reyersen Drama Academy and pursue her acting career. But when tragedy
strikes, Oliana discovers secrets hidden from her by her adopted
parents, dimming the lights on her perfect world.

 

 

As
the sins of the past surface, Oliana finds herself caught up in a
tug-of-war between two families while the love for her boyfriend is
tested.

 

 

Determined
to find some form of happiness in life, Oliana becomes student
director in the high school’s senior play. When her best friend,
Devin Worthy, dies during dress rehearsal, Oliana is re-cast as the
lead.

 

 

Everyone
thinks the death was a suicide, except Oliana, whose search for clues
may be enough motive for the killer to murder again.

 

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Staged
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 2
 
It’s
been two weeks since Oliana Mercer learned a horrible family secret
and witnessed the death of her best friend. Two weeks of heartache,
secrets, and lies. While Oliana wants to move on, graduation day is a
turning point for her, but for the worse.

 

 

Austin
wants Oliana to stay and not attend Reyersen Drama Academy, a
relative from the past wants her forgiveness, the custody battle for
her little brother moves forward…and then there’s James whose
recent drug habit landed him in trouble. Now he’s missing. After a
charred body, believed to be James is found in a dumpster behind the
high school, Oliana receives a text from James’ phone.

 

 

When
Oliana turns to the police for help, she is pulled into a conflict
that makes her question whether to obey the law while fighting with
the family who abandoned her.

 

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Cold
Read
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 3
 
Settling
into campus life at the posh Reyersen Academy acting school, Oliana
Mercer prepares for an audition for a lead part in a play called
Cold. She soon discovers that her new roommate is not only vying for
the same role, but is seeing Austin – Oliana’s ex-boyfriend. She does
all she can to avoid Austin until he is found murdered at a party.
With hardly any clues, she starts snooping around and descends into
Reyersen’s forbidden East Wing, which mirrors the set for the
upcoming play.

 

 

As
Oliana learns more about the school’s past, she begins to suspect
people around her might be involved and becomes obsessed with finding
out what really happened. When another body is discovered, Oliana
finds out that acting will be her best chance for survival.

 

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Burned
Bridges
Prequel
to the Oliana Mercer Series
 
Newly
sober and dating the man of her dreams, Traci Collins is ready to
enjoy the good life, until her new best friend, Olivia Durning,
confides a dreadful secret far worse than Traci could
imagine. 

 

 

Sealed
by a shared bond, and unaware there is more to the secret than what
she was told, Collins feels honor-bound to protect her friend when a
confrontation between Olivia and her childhood tormentor turns
deadly.

 

 

A
mysterious text forces Traci to question Olivia’s actions and
re-examine her loyalties. When the answers to Traci’s questions
endanger a life she treasures more than her own, she must decide if
friendship has a limit. For a bridge once burnt severs ties
forever…

 

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When
Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but
realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime
fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down
with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded
the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law
enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online
library for crime writers who need help with their book
research.

 

 

She’s
a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next
book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

 

 

A
member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is
now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible.
She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Why does Minersville whisper

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Whispers of Minersville by Eliza Crosby

Book Blurb:

As Ruthie goes on college summer break with her Dad to a familiar vacation spot, it doesn’t start off quite how she expected. When she witnesses what she thinks is a man committing suicide, it throws her into an unexpected adventure with the local town cowboy, and many tortured ghosts. She feels drawn to help them, and help restore the town she has grown up loving, possibly while falling in love in another way.

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The Princess Sisters by Stacy Lynn Carroll a review.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
This is a truly enchanting tale, well written and with great imagination. It is a coming-of-age book full of real life situations. It is an easy read, the characters are well defined and they could be any of our kids. The many real life experiences the characters live are so aligned with reality that you may think this is a biography instead of a fictional novel. It teaches many needed life skills for young men and women alike.

Five girls, related to each other and of the same age, are given the names of five princesses. Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Ariel and Bell. This should please them to no end, especially being as their last name is Princess. However, the girls do all in their power to have nothing to do with their cartoon counterparts.

They live next door to each other and have been friends since they were born. Because of this they don’t have friends outside their family. Their lives could be harder if it were only one girl with a princess name. Instead they have been good so far except for the pesky teasing they get from everyone in school. That all changes when a handsome young man moves in across the street from the girls. They became fast friends and do everything together during the summer.

Now the princesses are ready to go to High School and become somebody different than princesses … that is until a horrible witch discovers their secrets and makes them public. On the first day of school they find out that life will be quite miserable for them, as they are called names and made fun of by all the other students. Being bullied in school was just raised a notch higher. Life is hard enough without having to live in fear of High School.

The princesses at first don’t know what to do, but one of their fairy grandmothers gives them an idea. From that moment on they work together to change the view the rest of the students have of them. Will this last resort work for them?

This book is entertaining, a page-turner, and a great clean read for Young Adults and their families alike.