Living in Cleveland with the Ghost of Joseph Stalin

Living in Cleveland with the Ghost of Joseph Stalin
It’s the summer of 1953. Calvin Jefferson Coolidge is thirteen years old when the ghost of Joseph Stalin appears to him in his Aunt Evelyn’s cluttered Cleveland attic and wants to dictate his memoirs to him.

“I want to tell my side of the story,” Uncle Joe tells him. “They’re giving me one year to set the record straight, so we need to get started right away.”

Calvin’s life is falling apart at the seams. He’s a misfit and loner whose only friends are famous dead people. He loves polka music and Westerns and sometimes wonders what it would be like to kiss a girl. His con man father is in Florida looking for his bipolar runaway mother. His cousin Buck is abducted and experimented on by aliens. The lady next door wants to coach him in the ways of love. His pastor thinks he’s headed straight for Hell. His English teacher thinks he’s a savant. The school psychologist wants to have him committed. His shrink thinks he’s just plain nuts. Sometimes, Calvin believes it too.

Everybody’s trying to figure out what makes Calvin tick in this quirky, fast-paced metaphysical romp through the heart and soul of 1950’s America. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Sea of Glass

Sea of Glass
How bright and how terrible is dawn on the day we discover our wings.

Twelve-year-old Teo spends his days helping his drunken papá hang windows on shanties along Baja’s wild coast. When an old angler presses Teo to seek a goddess—the Sea Angel—for rescue, Teo sets out to test whether help can be found at the hands of the gods. To learn the truth, he must look beyond legends and summon the courage to challenge his papá. And to reach freedom, he must tap his own strength, hidden beneath wounds laid by glass. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Whippoorwill Chronicles

Whippoorwill Chronicles
Sam and George are childhood friends, sharing a deep loyalty that is cemented when George, the older by three years, saves Sam from drowning. This is their journey to adulthood and how relationships grow apart and come together again. Free on Kindle.

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Arnold Falls

Arnold Falls

Spend time in the funny, oddball village of Arnold Falls, where larger-than-life characters deal with the smallest of problems. Somehow, it all comes out right in the end. Arnold Falls is a novel that tips its hat to Armistead Maupin and P. G. Wodehouse, creating a world in which food, music, friendship, love, and tending your own garden are connected in surprising ways. $1.99 on Kindle.

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My Father’s Indian: How A Butterfly Split The Oak

My Father's Indian: How A Butterfly Split The Oak

When tragedy in the wilderness forces Suzy to confront her past and seek out true friends, a psychological drama/mystery exploring the meaning of human connection unfolds. “Not your run of the mill psychological thriller…Comfortably casual and yet subtly elegant, highlighting the beauty in nature and in the relationships we cultivate.” $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Ubiety

Ubiety

If you were to find yourself at the edge of a dying world with a lingering sense of reality, would you simply fade into the nothingness or would you fight for everything you hold dear? This assertive question is at the heart of the thought-provoking book Ubiety, for this abstract book was designed to help people emerge into reality and find the truth whilst questioning both what could and should be.

Join Adam in a whirlwind of past and present madness, diving into the many mysteries which will uncover bittersweet secrets to see if he can save his fate and somehow put the chaos set in his mind at rest. However, be aware, this will certainly not be an easy read but remember that some of the greatest fortunes lie on the darkest paths. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Test of Faith

Test of Faith
When Miriam Beiler, a first class quilter, narrowly avoids an accident with an Englischer who asks her for directions to a nearby high school, will this chance meeting push Miriam and her Amish community to an ultimate test of faith?

Amish woman, Miriam Beiler is being courted by John Fisher, and she’s moving towards being Baptized into the Amish community, but a chance meeting with an Englischer leads to deep trouble when Lance Newman begins stalking her. What happens next will forever change this peaceful Amish community and test the faith of all involved.

This book was previously published as Seasons of Love. This second edition has been revised and edited with some new content. Enjoy :)) Free on Kindle.

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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice
Three novellas, each about seventy pages, depicting the power of sacrifice some make for those they love. $0.99 on Kindle.

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When Goodbye Begins: life takes over

When Goodbye Begins: life takes over
When Goodbye Begins: life takes over – is a collection of five stories where memories and grief play an extremely important part. The stories are inspired by true events: the love story of a bipolar in this pandemic; estranged wife accepting the reality and coming to terms with husband’s lost world and identity; an ‘out of love’ woman fighting for her sanity and respect; violence survivor trying to find her bearings and love.

Stories portray the fragility of the human mind, dignity, and dark black ash left by grief and lost love. The themes are contemporary and the women characters fight for their identity, juxtaposing memories with reality. Do they ‘move on’? Or do they move ahead with their complexities? $1.35 on Kindle.

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Free: Ward

Ward
Tango Primary Five and the Angel of Death have been condemned to the city-prison of Sacramento, CA. A Roman-inspired death cult, cannibal Vikings, and a paranoid mafia syndicate vie for dominance. To escape, all must unite, or one must win. Free on Kindle.

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Get The Yak Out

Get The Yak Out
Ben’s approach to basically everything in life is to choose the path of least resistance. Muddling through and staying under the radar while exerting the least amount of effort is how he rolls. On the one day when he really has to get home through, a complete London public transport standstill suddenly hampers his plans of smoothly getting across the city. Having to fend off what feels like pretty much everyone in the city – be them friend or foe, local or foreign, dead or undead – makes his journey so much harder. This is the story about one cynical hipster’s race against the clock to get somewhere he didn’t really want to be in the first place. $3.99 on Kindle.

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Free: From da Big Island: New York defined her – Hawaii changed her

From da Big Island: New York defined her - Hawaii changed her

From da Big Island is a baby boomer coming of age, fish out of water, woman centric tale about Ruth, a famous New York syndicated television personality, who leaves the commotion of the Big Apple for the peace and tranquility of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Ruth meets her neighbors, William, an at risk high school student who would rather surf than be in school, and a women everyone calls Auntie, who speaks sing-song Pidgin always taking care of her keiki’s.

Is this the change she expected? Free on Kindle.
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The Mass of Men

The Mass of Men

WINNER OF THE FLORIDA AUTHOR AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION SILVER MEDAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD IN GENRE FICTION

AN IndieReader “BEST OF” BOOK!

They huddle in a darkened doorway, swallowing their fear and awaiting the signal.

The fire starts small, building rapidly as it draws breath, consuming everything in its path. Only then can they enter – on hands and knees – to battle the most elemental of forces. This is how firefighters are made.

For the cadets of Class #64, their training ushers them into a new world, one in which their very survival depends on strength, courage and determination. They will be relentlessly tested. Some will succeed, some will be broken, and the bonds they form will surpass any they have known before.

For Samantha, the lone female in the group; for Ty, a fellow cadet; and for Commander Daniels, who oversees their training, these bonds are intensified and defined by the rank structure in which they move.

Throughout the course of their training, the cadets will not only be transformed mentally and physically, they will evolve emotionally. They will combat their weaknesses, confront their fears, and break through barriers.

And for Sam, Ty and Daniels, their lives will be changed forever. $7.99 on Kindle.

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The Tide Between Us

The Tide Between Us

1821: Among the thousands of Irish deportees to the Caribbean British Colonies is a 10 year old Irish boy, Art O’Neill. As an Indentured Servant on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, Art gradually acclimatizes to the exotic country and the unfamiliar customs of the African slaves.

When the new heirs to the plantation arrive from Ireland they resurrect the ghosts of brutal injustices against Art. He bides his time and hides his abhorrence from his new master by channelling his energy into his work. During those years he prospers, he acquires land, he sees his colored children freed after emancipation as he takes us on a multi-generational historical saga. Eventually Art is promised seven gold coins for seven decades of service. He doubts his master will part with the coins. The morning Art sets out to claim his gratuity, he ignores his sense of foreboding that he may not return home alive.

Ireland 1991: One hundred years later a skeleton is discovered beneath a fallen tree on the grounds of Lugdale Estate. By its side is a gold coin minted in 1870. Yseult, the owner of the estate, watches as events unfold, fearful of the long-buried truths that may emerge about her family’s past and its links to the slave trade. As the skeleton gives up its secrets, Yseult realizes she too can no longer hide.

Inspired by the real story of 2,000 Irish children deported to Jamaica and the statistics that 25% of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry. The Tide Between Us is a powerful novel documenting true historical events and the resilience of the human spirit. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: The Madness of Grief

The Madness of Grief
London 1969. While men are walking on the moon, a series of dramatic events threaten to have lasting repercussions for 16-year-old Jane and the people she loves. “A richly complicated, and deeply engaging coming-of-age tale.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Free on Kindle.
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The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener
Three novellas, each about seventy pages, depicting the power of blind spots in transforming our lives. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Masters of Horror Essentials: Mary Shelley Frankstein

Masters of Horror Essentials: Mary Shelley Frankstein: Everything you need to know about the "Modern Prometheus" in about one hour

Frankenstein is a novel that is considered both one of the first science fiction novels and a timeless classic of the horror genre. It has terrified and entertained readers for decades. It is more than just a story about the creation of a monster.

Mary Shelley gave readers not only a novel that has inspired great minds to create monsters of their own, but also opened up an endless debate regarding who the real monster is. Inspiring many different television series, films, adaptations, books, Halloween costumes, and tales told in the dark, Frankenstein has become synonymous with the word ‘monster’ for most people. Contrary to depictions in popular culture, there is no assistant named Igor, there is no mad cry of “It’s alive!” and the monster is more than just a bumbling brute. To understand how we got to where we are today in terms of monster and science fiction content, it is helpful to go back to one of the classics.

Discover who Frankestein’s monster was, why Victor Frankenstein pursued the reanimation of the dead, and how a group aboard a ship on an Arctic expedition cross paths with Frankenstein and uncover the mysteries surrounding the power to create life and why the blind pursuit of such things is more dangerous than we could ever imagine. This novel that offers readers a cautionary tale, brings to life a creature that otherwise would never have existed, and presents themes that remain as relevant today as they were in 1818. Frankenstein is a novel that makes us explore what we define as true evil, what makes a being human, and provides a reminder that our actions have consequences, whether we are able and willing to face them or not. Discover everything you need to know about Frankenstein, the modern Prometheus, in about an hour, so you can get on your way to becoming a true master of horror. $3.99 on Kindle.

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The Spa at Lavender Lane

The Spa at Lavender Lane

Lust, ambition, secrets, betrayal, competition for the ownership of the world’s premier spa and a chance to snag the uber-eligible man who unexpectedly arrives on the scene are all on the menu at The Spa at Lavender Lane. $0.99 on Kindle.

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