No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty
It’s July of 1970. The decaying beach town of Asbury Park, New Jersey erupts with racial unrest that propels three unlikely teenage friends into turmoil. Adam, Mollie, and Howard struggle with family conflicts and their racial, cultural and class identities in the midst of the chaos. Town and teens will never be the same. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Duzy House of Mourning

The Duzy House of Mourning

THE DUZY HOUSE OF MOURNING is the compelling story of a young woman who survived an unthinkable accident the night she was born, an accident that claimed the life of her father, and forever altered her mother who sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The book opens 22 years later. January Duzinski has been raised by her Polish paternal grandparents and works as an embalmer in their mortuary. She’s a bit of an introvert, completely comfortable with the dead, completely brilliant (like her mother was) at the piano. And she has a very conflicted relationship with her non-verbal, disabled mother, Claire.

But January’s life is about to veer off its course with the arrival of one Oscar Thibodeau—attorney for her maternal grandmother, Rose Winston, a woman January has never met, a woman who is suddenly deceased. It seems there is a Steinway concert grand piano up for grabs…and anything else that might interest January.

Thus begins January’s reluctant journey into the incredible life of her mother. Through Claire’s diaries January is introduced to a strong, savvy, confident, enormously talented girl who disinherited herself from the wealth and trappings of a life she did not want. January is also made privy to a firsthand account of her parents’ love story, and the price Claire paid to be with her Polish undertaker. For the first time, January meets the father she has only known through her Duzinski grandparents. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Haunt: A Novel (Loveletting Book 1)

Haunt: A Novel (Loveletting Book 1)
Darkly romantic and wickedly twisted; a young woman who learns to become strong in the face of impossible circumstances, and a man who finds light in the midst of overwhelming darkness. Prepare yourself for the first book in a haunting new series…Loveletting.

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Fleeing from her home after escaping the murder of her mother, inexperienced and petrified by reality with her horse as her only companion – Charlotte is met by the most notorious serial killer of the nation. His dark past and her dark future collide, in a world filled with dangers far greater than him.

Set in the rugged Victorian west at the end of the 19th century with a myriad of complex characters, all intertwined in a brutal environment that examines the conflicting nature and morality of humanity. Charlotte may be innocent at heart, but the world she lives in is not. Filled with dangers from gangs to cults and a mysterious horror element that persists throughout – the overarching gothic love story fills this thrilling, dark adventure up until the haunting end…leaving the reader with an existential dread so deep that it must be read to be understood, yet craving for more.

This novel is definitely for an adult audience, as the content is very heavy and challenging. It will appeal to those interested in a gothic romance with undertones of psychological horror. Most importantly, this book is a form of literary fiction; as character development is the most crucial factor in telling this story and it does not follow the typical tropes of a genre book. Subtle hints to the dark machinations behind the scenes, and interweaving characters who gradually change and grow over time, all work together to create a living world – filled with the unexpected – in which to lose yourself within.

If you want something to read on autopilot, and wish for the plot to follow a certain expected pattern, this is not the book for you. This experience will challenge you; a gripping story that will invade you, heart and mind, long after reading. Free on Kindle.
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Third Wheel

Third Wheel

Las Vegas, 1982. Brady Wilks, a teenage transplant from the Midwest, navigates life in the dusty suburban outskirts of an aberrant 24-hour town built by the Mob. Outcast as a newcomer, Brady forges a brotherly bond with an older teenage neighbor, Mick, and his friend, Brett. But when Brett unexpectedly moves away, Mick invites a new kid into their pack, squeezing out the last remnants of their childhood in favor of a new world laced with cartel-supplied drugs and the deal of a lifetime.

Third Wheel is a powerful novel about belonging, betrayal, and breaking away from paths laid out by others, even when it means grasping at an uncertain future. It is the story of a boy trying to find his identity without the benefit of a role model by taking chances on random and fragile relationships forged in the predawn hours of a future boomtown.

Desolate and gritty, Third Wheel is a triumphant debut novel, and Brady Wilks is remarkable as a transformative protagonist. Four-time award-winning author Richard R. Becker shares his unique insight into the human condition. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Motion of Intervals

Motion of Intervals
Kenna is the daughter of a celebrity America loves (if only they knew…) Rachel was her surrogate mother and she’s now a grieving widow. Kenna needs help and needs it now, Rachel needs a reason to keep going. Together they’ll embrace an epic road trip toward new places and new lives. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Stories

Stories
Four remarkably unsuccessful stories by one remarkably unsuccessful author. Yet each has its moments.

All I Longed for Long Ago Was You – A story of love that echoes through time.

The romance in this book is gorgeous and the emotions expressed by the characters are very strong, especially the love and longing for each other.-Shaz-Goodreads

AMANDA – A story of forgiveness and second chances.

The plot tugs at the heart without guile, grown from a simple, touching seed-crystal: the author’s stumbling on a memorial plaque to a lost child. Moore’s prose, as direct and open-hearted, engages and drives a classic story-Lost in Romance Books.

The Christmas Story – How a Christmas Stocking helps keep precious memories alive.

I loved reading this book. It is short but powerful. Sad when we lose someone we love. Even sadder when we try not to remember them just so we don’t get emotional. This book made me cry. Happy tears of course! Robyn Micheals-Goodreads
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The Mist – How three friends conquer their fears and save an ancient civilization from extinction.

Three friends are connected to the past and have to deal with monsters, myths and mayhem to find a way to make things right. This book is a different tale than I was expecting, but is a good, short read that holds the reader’s imagination and attention. P.S. Winn-Goodreads

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Free: The Chianti Chronicles: Volume One – Tales of Vietnam Vets

The Chianti Chronicles: Volume One - Tales of Vietnam Vets

The Vietnam War ended decades ago, but its heroes are still here. They are as diverse as America itself, but all of them have key things in common: love for their country, love for their families, and love for that greatest of vintages, Chianti.

A young boy learns the truth of his father’s service in Vietnam. An imposed tour in Vietnam separates two young lovers. A survivor of Ia Drang Valley contemplates ending his life right before Christmas. A charismatic, but troubled Vietnam vet longs for a woman he can never have. An Air Force Major, part of Operation Babylift, returns home to New York to bury her beloved brother. A “tunnel rat” saves a woman from her abusive boyfriend. A Silver Star recipient performs one last act of selfless courage and discovers what waits for him on the other side of life. A beloved community veteran suffers a senseless act of violence. A Special Forces operative pulls off the heist of a lifetime. Three old friends reminisce over the loss of a veteran and local legend.

Settle in with your beverage of choice and prepare for a collection of short stories that will touch your heart and remind you of the real people hidden behind the history. Free on Kindle.
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Free: Magnolia Song

Magnolia Song

Magnolia Song is the explosive saga of two Memphis families whose intertwined fates spiral out of control over four generations of heartbreak and renewal. It’s a rollicking gallop of a novel, a stampede over rough terrain, where the absurd leavens a yeasty mix of sin, sacrifice, and redemption, imbuing the least of the characters with an irrepressible dignity.

“It’s not often that a tale this breathtaking manages to sweep up in its headlong trajectory such a gallery of complex, authentic, and utterly mad characters. Nor is it often that such a swift, page-turning narrative can touch such depths and achieve such wisdom along the way. In J. Robert Towery’s Magnolia Song, the South is a carnival of comedy, danger, and heartbreak. The book is a flat-out wonder.” — Steve Stern

“The first comparison that came to mind when I read Magnolia Song was Balzac. We almost never see novels of whole societies anymore, but this is one on a grand scale. The full complexity of the new South isn’t well understood, even by the people who live there—it’s too new, too big. Yet here it is, widescreen. More than breadth, Magnolia Song has depth. Its interweaving stories are all rooted in a philosophic consciousness of history, particularly in its treatment of race relations. On that delicate subject this novel embodies both a cool distance and a compassionate intimacy. When hatred appears, as it must, it hits with a jolt. As for plain old story, this is one of those novels that grabs you and doesn’t let go.” — Thomas McNamee Free on Kindle.
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Free: Crawford’s Affair (Act I): Family Portrait

Crawford's Affair (Act I): Family Portrait

Bridgerton meets Virginia Woolf in a modern comedy of manners! Love and scandal…all in beautiful prose. Horatio Crawford ignites the summer social season. But youth rebels with romance. And enemies scheme. Can he discover truth before secrets ruin his family? Free on Kindle.
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The Dead-Honest Truth According to Tazz

The Dead-Honest Truth According to Tazz
We follow the young and dead-honest Tazz Iverson from one shithole to the next as she searches for fulfillment and revolution, starting off in a holiday resort in Scotland. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Lavonne on the Job: The Hair Salon

Lavonne on the Job: The Hair Salon

Lavonne Mack has left corporate America behind, but she is taking her experience as a marketing manager to another job she never thought she would have . . . at a hair salon. It will be one experience she will never forget. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Dead Letters

Dead Letters
“If you want to find me, search within these pages.”

Bestselling author Richard Debden is missing. The only clue: a copy of his unpublished final novel delivered to his ex-girlfriend, Amy. When Richard’s closest reunite for his memorial, Amy turns to his former best friend, to help unravel the mystery. Can they unlock the secrets of Dead Letters, or will more sinister forces get there first?
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When You Get Older

When You Get Older

They call it custody, a term used for prisoners, but maybe it’s all one and the same with these unjust systems we’re forced to live with, vindictive mothers we’re forced to accept. When You Get Older is an emotional story told through poems of a bright young uncle and his relationship with his older brother and niece. Due to his parents’ absence throughout his life, he’s always looked up to his older brother like a father figure–and his niece is more like a little sister to him. He wouldn’t change this family dynamic for anything. But it’s not meant to last, and fate tears their family apart. After a period of separation where he questions himself and life, will he be able to find a way to bring back the family he never had? Or is his niece destined to repeat the same kind of childhood as him? $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Juxtapositions from the Good Vibe Lounge

Set in Central New Jersey, the Good Vibe Trilogy is a coming-of-age story following the lives of two young people raised in diverse yet dysfunctional environments during the late 1970s. When their lives connect, it impacts the destinies of their friends and family over a forty-year span.

Volume One, The Paradise We Create, introduces Andrew ‘Drew’ Reubens. As a teen, he is a girl-crazy, self-involved kid at the center of a clique of performing arts geeks. One of the many females in his sphere is unfiltered and misunderstood Alyona ‘Yoyo’ Zalenkov, being raised in a rural cult environment with warped family values.

The result of their unlikely relationship is represented in the modern-day events of the story, as Andrew hosts a celebration at his Central Jersey establishment, The Good Vibe Lounge. When the younger generation of his family expresses a desire to understand more about their back story, Andrew pivots, between modern times and 1977, his climactic senior year of High School to weave the story of Drew and Yoyo… and a collection of characterful events and relationships along the way.

With the help of some of his oldest friends, Andrew takes a tour of the often comedic, sometimes tragic.. but all-so-typical journey of adolescents faced with the transition to life as adults in the real world.

The Good Vibe saga is a forty-year history of characters who navigate thru the wonders, challenges, and destiny of human interplay. Along the way, they take on these dynamics, with juxtaposed tales of adolescent frivolity, dysfunctional family, enduring friendship, the depth of romance and sensuous love, criminal behavior, deception, success, failure, the thrill of knowledge, personal progression, and… a good dose of recovering from regrets.

And ultimately seeking to balance ‘what might have been’ with everything happening at the place where reality meets up with all of it… for a reason. Free on Kindle.
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Lifetimes & Life’s Lines

Lifetimes & Life's Lines
**A Newly Released Poetry Collection** In “Lifetimes & Life’s Lines,” you will find inspiration & refuge during these challenging times. There’s a celebratory sense of faith, hope, and nature in this reassuring chronicle of life’s journey. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Lifetimes & Life’s Lines

Lifetimes & Life's Lines
****Newly Released Poetry Collection****

“Lifetimes & Life’s Lines” is a delightfully wordy, profoundly bodacious YAWP about all things living. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Semi Gloss

Semi Gloss
Waking up next to a dead girl is no brunch-time delight for Sammy, the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Enter Penny, a runaway with street smarts, and the two embark on a wild ride of healing, art, and friendship in this funny, fast-paced tale of redemption. Free on Kindle.
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Free: The Death of a 10-Year-Old Boy

The Death of a 10-Year-Old Boy
The Death of a 10-Year-Old Boy is a heartbreaking, once-in-a-generation novel about a man who takes his dying son on a hunt for a bear that’s killed two people.

The man wants the boy to see something in life beyond school and sports, beyond everything he’s ever known. Ultimately the book is about what’s left when we’re facing the end: what are we and what does it mean to be alive? Free on Kindle.
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Free: The Final Frame

The Final Frame

He sacrificed his family for ambition — but now they’re all he has left.

Cameron Parrish became Hollywood’s #1 action director by refusing to use AI-assist technology. Every film is a box office success, but neither fame nor fortune makes up for the fact that Cameron’s dying to make real cinema — an Oscar-worthy movie that will show the world he’s an auteur, not the clever hack that the critics make him out to be.

But mere hours after being greenlit for the film he knows he was born to shoot, director Cameron Parrish is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. There’s no treatment, and if he’s lucky, he might make it another year, but more likely, he’s got a few months left.

As word gets out about his illness, Cameron realizes he has no true friends. No real family either: his obsession with finding perfection behind the camera lens has long since alienated his ex-wife and his adult son.
Desperate to make his final days matter, he signs up for an experimental program that promises to help him discover the meaning of his life — and his death.

Accompanied by an artificial intelligence named Sofia, Cameron embarks on a bucket list journey — from the Maldives and Bhutan to Toledo and Morocco — designed to round out his unbalanced life and help him make peace with his impending death.

But what if it’s too late for Cameron to see the world through a new lens?

Eat, Pray, Love meets The Bucket List in this vibrant but poignant story exploring the possibility of second chances and the unexpected beauty of an imperfect life. Free on Kindle.
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Men Without Hate

a searching and powerful account of the effects of war on three generations of men in the Raines family, beginning at the Battle of Gettysburg, and ending after the war in the Philippine’s during World War Two $5.99 on Kindle.
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Xerxes: Sailing the Wings of Morning

Xerxes: Sailing the Winds of Morning
Spies, forbidden romance, and Mideast intrigue converge in this novel of high seas adventure and cyber sabotage.
Two determined women and the men they love are caught in an international espionage manhunt. It begins with deceit and daring and ends with the dueling of three intelligence services culminating in a climactic offshore encounter. $4.99 on Kindle.
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Do You Hear What I Sing

Do You Hear What I Sing
Once upon a time dinosaurs ruled the universe with loud, commanding voices. Now, humans rule the world with even louder cacophony. Today, I think, birds choose to speak softly to balance human clamor on this planet. In this book, the author hides behind these birds to amplify their voices, pride, meditations, thoughts, avowals and feelings to silence human noises. The speakers in each poem are these noble birds themselves: seagull, dove, hummingbird, nightingale, canary, woodpecker, cuckoo, vulture, mockingbird, flamingo, peacock, hawk, owl, oven bird, curlew, locust, Canada goose and the list goes on, for a total of 53 flying creatures. Every bird is asking the same question, “Do You Hear What I sing.” Can you hear them? This poetry book is for those who are tired of noises and longing to hear some true voices. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Every Which Way But Home: Prequel to Mutt to Megastar series

Every Which Way But Home: Prequel to Mutt to Megastar series
Jolted from his cozy life on an ill-fated trip, Barney becomes a stray dog and is thrown into the unfamiliar world of the Dog Pound. Now he must use his wits and his ‘smarts’ to survive this hostile environment. Can he learn to use the system under the guidance of Charlie, an ancient scarred Blue Heeler who takes him under his paw? Or will it be “Bye, bye Cruel World” with Doc Soper’s needle? It’s the humorous, yet touching, prequel to Amazon Bestseller Reality Barks. Free on Kindle.
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Nunn So Mighty

In the early sixties, a lonely young misfit struggles to solve the mystery behind his enigmatic Irish grandfather’s buried past. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Good News For Dead People

Good News For Dead People
The second civil war has come to America, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding. Follow a psychopath fresh out of prison, a thyroid patient searching for pills, and a Senator’s shroom-obsessed son, among others, as they navigate the dangers of a bizarre world that is hostile to life itself. See war and collapse from perspectives never explored, from genesis to the bitter end. Free on Kindle.
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