The Bitter Beginnings: Revive

The Bitter Beginnings: Revive
The Bitter Beginnings: Revive tells the story of newly divorced Aurora Marcs and disgruntled workaholic Titus Rucco — two adults whose stories, though starkly different, couldn’t be more drenched in the woes of everyday life.

What happens when these two unlike individuals inadvertently cross paths on the coastal shores of Malta? Will they let their differences get in the way of discovering new things about themselves and each other? Will their budding relationship prevail in the midst of life’s jarring realities?

The Bitter Beginnings: Revive is about fresh starts, new opportunities, and love. Join Aurora and Titus as they undertake navigating through life together, in the hopes that their bitter beginnings take a turn for the better. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Victory of Brothers in Arms

Victory of Brothers in Arms
Victory of Brothers in Arms: The Gripping Tale of the Battle of Agincourt is a creative historical retelling of 14th century England, during the reign of the late King Henry V. Told through the eyes of Will—a member of the intimate circle of the royal guards, created to be a secret squadron to help protect the current monarch on the throne.

Following the crowning of the new king, a long-planned plot to seize the French monarchy finally comes to fruition. It focuses on how the main protagonists prepare for war’s demands before going to fight and see it through to the end. This historical fiction portrays the intimate moments of budding romance and the relationship dynamics between the king and his close circle wedged between the monarchy’s political intricacies and discussions of war strategies.

Victory of Brothers in Arms: The Gripping Tale of the Battle of Agincourt will take you into a different time in history. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour
Discover poems that tackle both the benefits and pitfalls of love and relationships. The first section focuses on being unattached and full of hope. The second is all about being in a relationship that’s full of love but also worry. The third looks at being single again after the collapse of a relationship. Free on Kindle.
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Persephone’s Spring

Persephone's Spring
Spring 2020, the Covid 19 virus declared its war to conquer every continent. This pandemic was a world-wide tragedy of historic proportions. I wrote one villanelle per day during the San Francisco Bay Area’s shelter-in-place 3/16/2020 to 5/3/2020. This year, Persephone did not come back from the underworld, Spring Maiden did not bring spring to us. I searched all over for her; I ran and ran like Forrest Gump…

Yes, we suffered, we witnessed deaths and the picture of what death is like; we tried to grasp a prescient glimpse of our future, strived to go back to normal living, longed for healing and to make sense out of that calamitous catastrophe. These poems are Livingston’s diary to reflect the day-to-day headlines, dialogs, debates, feelings, pathos…it is a tiny, humble reaction to the ongoing debacles. An ancient form of villanelle was chosen to compose these poems to parallel the plaques over centuries of archaic human history.
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Free: Wine Not?

Wine Not?

Poems about getting drunk and enjoying a wild night out. Join the main character as he gives in to desire and has a night of drinking, fun and more. The following morning, he questions whether alcohol is beneficial or whether it’s becoming hazardous for him. Free on Kindle.
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Free: A Region of Reverie by D. T. Adams

A Region of Reverie by D. T. Adams
Poems and other pieces of writing about the stunning Lake District. The first part is all about the area’s awe-inspiring beauty. The second looks at how the spectacular scenery can cause positive changes in people. The third discusses the impact relentless tourism is having on the place.
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Moonstone Hero

Moonstone Hero

When Andrew, an American medical student, decides to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group of international travelers, he’s looking forward to the adventure. But when the climb takes an unexpected turn, it forces the climbers to confront their deepest fears—and each other. $1.99 on Kindle.
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The Phantom Glare of Day

The Phantom Glare of Day
In this trio of novellas, three game young ladies enter into dangerous liaisons that test each one’s limits and force them to confront the most heartrending issues facing society in the early twentieth century.

The Phantom Glare of Day tells of Sophie, a young lady who has lived a sheltered life and consequently has no idea how cruel public school bullying can be. When she meets Jarvis, a young man obsessed with avenging all those students who delight in his daily debasement, she resolves to intervene before tragedy unfolds. Mouvements Perpétuels tells of Cäcilia, a young lady shunned by her birth father. She longs for the approval of an older man, so when her ice-skating instructor attempts to take advantage of her, she cannot resist. Not a month later, she realizes that she is pregnant and must decide whether or not to get an abortion.
Passion Bearer tells of Manon, a young lady who falls in love with a beautiful actress after taking a post as a script girl for a film company—and is subsequently confronted with the pettiest kinds of homophobia.

Specific to their time yet unquestionably relevant for women today, The Phantom Glare of Day is a compelling interrogation of who gets to decide what is right and what is wrong. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Calabritto

Calabritto

Calabritto is a novel about a mountain village in central Italy taking place in the early seventies and the eccentric characters that weave their stories in and around each other. Written in Tony Nesca’s classic free-flow, stream of consciousness, the prose itself mesmerizes and captivates, drawing the reader into a tragi-comedy that unfolds an intricate tapestry of human experience. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting
“Awarded a Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Editorial Book Review Dec 2022!”

Pearly Everlasting tells the story of Salvia Fischetti, a painter tortured by guilt over her daughter’s death. Morgan Pochyrus is a biker poet consumed by guilt over secrets in his own past. The unlikely meeting of the pair — and their valiant attempts to save an infant facing a life-threatening illness — lead both characters toward healing in an unexpected way, in this gripping and beautifully written novel.

“Claudia Ricci’s riveting and sometimes explosive novel Pearly Everlasting…is a novel to be read for its compassion, mastery of woven narrative and character, and always relevant themes of commitment, love, and redemption.”
~Eugene K. Garber, Ph.D., author of seven books of award-winning fiction, including Metaphysical Tales, The Historian, and Maison Cristina

“With tactile and fast-paced prose, Pearly Everlasting, by Claudia Ricci, takes us through the chaos of grief and loss to eventual deliverance and shows us how chance events can turn into second chances.”
~Rebecca Burke, Washington, D.C. $2.99 on Kindle.
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A Giant Comes: A Literary Dark Comedy

A Giant Comes: A Literary Dark Comedy
One day a boy delivers a very important package to an elderly man who refuses receipt… Desperate to fulfill the sender’s request, the boy demands to know why and the elderly man weaves for the boy the tale of a traveler who brings a village a grim warning and of the skeptical orphan he takes under his wing. As the warning disrupts the village’s routine, the orphan begins to wonder if there are worse things than the giant they say comes. A Giant Comes is a powerful and moving tale written in a distinctive style seldom seen now that invokes the fables and parables of old with themes as tragically modern as today’s breaking news. It is refreshingly unexpected. $5.99 on Kindle.
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Adoration of the Goddess: A poetry collection about love and sexuality

Adoration of the Goddess: A poetry collection about love and sexuality

Adoration of the Goddess is a powerful collection of poems that speaks to the heart and soul of all who seek to explore the depths of love and sexuality. Through lyrical language and vivid imagery, these poems capture the beauty of the divine feminine and her power to heal and to inspire. From the sensual to the spiritual, Adoration of the Goddess is a must-read for anyone seeking to explore the depths of their innermost desires. With its passionate voice and deep reverence for the goddess, Adoration of the Goddess is a powerful and captivating read that will leave readers feeling inspired and empowered.
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Free: Starstruck and Swindled in Paradise

Starstruck and Swindled in Paradise
A discontent and disillusioned author embarks on a road trip to the desert paradise of Las Vegas, teeming with oddball characters. Free on Kindle.
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Rainbow’s Red Book of Poetry

Rainbow's Red Book of Poetry
‘Do yourself a favour: buy this, curl up in your favourite chair and read it, knowing you will come away refreshed.’Life is a complex thing. As social beings, we live side by side, sometimes in not-so-harmonious circumstances. This book celebrates love and tackling the challenges we face as humans. Control is not always ours. Keep learning. Keep growing. Be yourself. Do your best. Life is complicated, yet very simple.’These poems are layered and more formal — with an air of William Blake or even Christina Rosetti — but without pretension or anachronism. They still have the Lawson touch.”Lily Lawson has this way of making me weep. And dance. And understand myself a little better. And understand others, perhaps, a little better too.’ $0.99 on Kindle.
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A Taste of What’s to Come

A Taste of What's to Come
Timeless in their relevance to people and the world we live and love in. . . . Lily’s realistic, but positive worldview shines.’Time stands still sometimes I wish it would, in the moments of joy, in the laughter, in the sharing, in the hugs. yet it moves on, endless, unceasingI try to capture the memories, and hold onto them forever.’All in all: a well-deserved 5 stars! My only criticism? I could happily read more poems by Lily!”Lily Lawson …. brings us a selection of accessible and relatable poems. …. A Taste of What’s to Come? A taste of meaning here and now. Thank you Lily Lawson.”A wonderful collection of creative and truthful poems. So relatable!’ $0.99 on Kindle.
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My Father’s Daughter

My Father's Daughter
My Father’s Daughter, a collection of poems ranging from light-hearted to heart-rending captures Lily Lawson’s thoughtful observations about life and love.’

An excerpt from Autopsy, -If, as time moves on, the words that I have shared remain with you, and call you back to read them once again my work is done.

‘This is a lovely collection of heartfelt poems which the reader can very much relate to. Easy to read, they leave you with a sense of careful optimism, and a feeling of having met the author and knowing you like her very much.”

“Lily’s poems are all so heartfelt and genuine, with insights that make you think “yes, that could apply to my life.”

”Lily’s poetry is both accessible and thought-provoking – a difficult balance to achieve, yet masterfully done here.”

”Skilful, moving poems that affect the heart. I was uplifted, touched, and amused.’

‘I am not normally a poetry reader–which is sad because I would have missed out on this book.”

”There is something about this collection that feels both simple and pure, and yet crafted.”

”I highly suggest you devour this book of 30+ poems for some feel-goods.”

“Lily Lawson brings us a beautiful collection of poems that are witty, inspiring, and empathetic to what it means to be human… There are so many poems that resonate with a feeling that I previously had no words for… It’s poetry that describes universal human experiences, so there’s something for everyone.’ $0.99 on Kindle.
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Best Evidence: Poems by Mark S. Osaki

Best Evidence: Poems by Mark S. Osaki

Evocative, deceptively straightforward and wry poetry that delivers a shock to the system. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Free: About a Girl

About a Girl

There were no cell phones. There was no social media. In the 1990’s everything was in person.

Coming of age in Visalia, California was simple for Will; it was always about a girl. There was one girl in particular, though, that monopolized his thoughts. Her name was Hannah. She was the most beautiful girl that Will had ever seen.

Will had a band with his friends, Rob and Chris. They had been playing together for two years and were reaching a point where they differed on the direction of the band. Will wanted to branch out musically, but Rob wanted to keep everything the same. It was a struggle. The focus changed; however, when Hannah moved down the street from Chris.

Follow Will on his journey of self-discovery, friendship, love, and betrayal to find out if life is indeed, simply, about a girl.

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Late Life

Late Life

Cooper Madison Series Book #3

Cleveland, Ohio. 2007.

Cooper Madison, now fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, has rediscovered his passion for baseball and is once again regarded as the best pitcher in the game. His fastball has developed what experts refer to as having “late life”, making him more dominant against opposing hitters than at any point in his career.

Coop’s love for girlfriend Cara Knox has never been stronger, but an unexpected tragedy threatens to rip them apart just as his baseball career is getting back on track. Torn between accomplishing his goals on the mound and being there for Cara, Coop soon realizes that every decision in life has consequences, especially when choosing between the two things he loves most.

Perhaps nobody can relate more to Coop’s dilemma more than Cara’s oldest brother, Detective Jason Knox. In the wake of making national headlines as the cop who helped solve the Edgewater Park Killer case, the veteran detective is forced to make a choice of his own when a grizzly discovery halfway across the country jeopardizes to reveal that the EPK saga is anything but solved. $9.99 on Kindle.
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A Dress the Color of the Moon

A Dress the Color of the Moon

Prudence Aldrich is a sex addict. Five weeks ago, she checked into the Serenity Hills rehab center to prevent that addiction from ruining every important relationship in her life. Now Prue must face the trail of destruction she left behind, including mending the broken bond with her teenage son, finalizing the divorce from her husband, Nick, and using a newly learned set of skills to ward off her insatiable cravings for male attention—a compulsion that puts her friendship with lifelong pal Lily to the test. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Man Who Screams at Nightfall…and other stories

The Man Who Screams at Nightfall...and other stories
“A powerful, gritty, and exquisitely written anthology —not to be missed.” – J. Miller, Reader’s FavoriteThailand. The Congo. Greece. Spain. America…Four continents and forty-plus years in the making. The Man Who Screams at Nightfall is a landmark collection of short stories depicting a young man on a classic voyage of self-discovery, wandering the earth in search of some purpose in life. From childhood to parenthood and everything in between—these tales are raw and unflinching; at other times, poignant and moving. Get ready for a literary journey unlike any you’ve experienced before. $2.99 on Kindle.
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A PERILOUS JOURNEY To An Uncertain Future

Four boys, on a quest to find a better life, encounter the best and the worst of humanity. People on both sides of the border want to rob them, kill them, or force them into the drug trade. With their wits and the kindness of strangers, the boys weave their way to an uncertain future. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Coyote’s Road Trip

Coyote's Road Trip
“Unlike so many action-oriented dystopian stories, this is a somewhat surreal, moody, and introspective tale, with an easy flow to it that’s much like . . . well . . . taking a long drive.” —S. Lynn Helton.

Coyote Jim, the shape-shifting spirit of a desert valley in Nevada is forced out of his home by climate change. He robs a store and takes off in his pickup truck, looking for “the mountain in the air” described to him by a ghost. A blend of magical realism, travelogue, and post-climate change dystopia, this book has a 4.41 average rating on Goodreads from readers who describe it as “wonderful,” “original and interesting,” and “a tale told vividly.” $0.99 on Kindle.
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Reckonings

Reckonings

A vibrant, superbly written tale. It’s a fast-paced, tightly knit, family drama with a female protagonist at the heart who, despite painful adolescence memories and present financial and personal hardship, has the courage and tenacity to confront her life’s challenges head on. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Truth of Who You Are

The Truth of Who Your Are
When his family is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression, Ben Taylor takes a job with the US Civilian Conservation Corps developing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A tragic accident puts him in a dilemma: does he let someone else take the fall for what he did so he can keep his position? $0.99 on Kindle.
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