2016 Finalist in the Reader's Favorite International Book Awards Contest for Inspirational Fiction.
First Family will transport you into the Garden, and out of it again, in first person accounts from Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel's lives through the familiar story of the "real" First Family. Recognize yourself in every character as the story presents vivid themes of wonder, parenting, grief, struggles for faith, enduring love, and hope. You'll never think of the story the same way again.
You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God's reasons for rejecting Cain's? What ...
When his classic Pontiac is abducted by a deity who lives in the depths of Lake Michigan, Petronius Jablonski is offered Enlightenment in compensation. To obtain it he must decipher the coded features of an odyssey. He neglects to share these minor details with his longsuffering girlfriend, Sandy, who accompanies him. Home-schooled by an eccentric father, Petronius holds the modern world in contempt, the demise of polytheism and eighteenth century English in general, the plague of democracy and "internets" in particular.
Despairing of his ability to understand the journey and rarely paying attention, he engages the Reader's assistance. His propensity for digressions complicates the search for a solution while making a mockery of first person narration. He anticipates absurd questions and adds chapters in response, he accuses the Reader of being smitten with Sandy and makes her less attractive, and he revolutionizes Philosophy by superseding Occam's overrated Razor and Plato's ...
The love story of a terrorist.
"Hard-hitting and emotionally wired!" - Goodreads
"Addictive, fresh and enlightening!" NetGalley
Yakub, a militant, plans a top-secret plot, Mission M, to make the world pay for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Hassan, Yakub's nephew and the orphan of a militant, is entrusted with the responsibility of fulfilling Mission M.
Shehed, Hassan's lover, is a strong-willed woman who tries to stop him.
And Rafi is a habitual crook who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Can Mission M be stopped or will bin Laden speak from his grave...
A tense and fascinating novel of conflict, both political and personal, and the extraordinary lengths people will go to protect those they love.
I write because silence is not an option. At the same time, my novels brim with hope in addition to having a riveting plot. My debut novel, which was published by a boutique publisher in Europe some years ago, was seen to be refreshing.
My latest novel, ...
"The true voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust
James is a high school teacher in his early forties who is worried because of all the disturbing cultural changes that he sees taking place around him. He is very conservative and believes that homosexuality goes against God's law. Meanwhile, James' new girlfriend, Leah, a 34-year-old real estate lawyer, has a problem. Her former prom date, Daniel, has apparently been disowned by his ultra-conservative Lutheran pastor father because he is gay. Can Leah convince James to join her in helping Daniel to re-establish a relationship with his estranged parents? Enter Sylvia, the perky twenty-something-year-old MSW student that Leah enlists to help out with her own struggling relationship with James and... well, let's just say that things get complicated! At the very heart of this compelling literary story, however, is the desperate search for renewal and meaning in a rapidly changing ...
Two detectives, each with their share of personal and professional baggage, are paired together under the watchful eye of a newly minted lieutenant.
The disappearance of two young girls at a slumber party prompts Detective Jim North and Kerry Martin to examine all facets of the girl's lives, and they discover the girl's parents are hiding more than they're letting on.
What if you could go back and re-live those painful, telling, moments in a relationship and say the words you meant to say, take a different path to happiness?
What if you were given those opportunities and assisted by the most unlikely of mentors?
What if life was more like a dream than a perfectly-ordered sequence in time, in that events blended one into another without reason at first, but suddenly made perfect sense?
Welcome to the Village.
Terry's married life explodes when encounters his double.
Other people wake to find they've won the lottery or become famous. It's never him! He dreams of a life more exciting than his tense one with troubled wife, Gudrun, sex only seven times a month, a two-up, two-down home in Colliers Row and a shaky career. But how did he get there?
When his morning commute ends in an astounding encounter with his double - a shinier version of himself - Terry begins a secret search of identity. But opening this Pandora's Box unleashes unruly forces, even within himself. With Gudrun's lumpen sculpture a sinister witness to lurking drama in the home, Terry's known world begins to unravel. His own guilt is bad enough, but what is she keeping from him?
Slow-burning suspense, colourful characters, a labyrinth of dark secrets and irreverent humour weave through this intriguing psychological mystery. If you loved Girl on a Train, this is for you. You'll be dying to learn more!
The past couldn't be changed. It left its ugly wounds, which needed a long time, maybe almost a lifetime, to heal. And even when they did heal, the scars left behind would always remind us what happened.
For so many years, I'd lived under the shadow of death, without love, without letting anyone get close to me. My soul yearned for true love.
Emily Delon was innocent, far too pure for my demonic soul, but I managed to make her mine anyway.
But could our love defeat the dark shadows hiding in the future?
The fateful day Mimi Marcus has dreaded begins with a phone call...
The wife of a U.S. Marine, Mimi spent countless nights worried that her husband Joel would fall in the line of duty. He had fought valiantly and served his country with honor. That's exactly what they tell her when they deliver the news -- Joel was taken by the enemy in Afghanistan. Her husband is dead.
In desperate need of closure, Mimi travels to the one place Joel still has ties -- The Marcus Ranch in Texas, inherited by his handsome younger brother Austin.
New beginnings are only an illusion...
The closer Mimi grows to the Marcus family, the more she considers it home. But when suspicions of Joel's past surface, Austin refuses to disclose family secrets -- even to his brother's widow. It's only by accident she uncovers evidence of Joel's tainted past. Devastated by his lies and betrayal, she slowly opens up to Austin, and together they unfold layers of pain and grief.
Mimi is sure she'll never love again, but ...
After a designer virus plunges the world into darkness, those who survived have finally regrouped and are now waging their own war against the new world order. - Author Caleb Adams delivers big time with his debut literary thriller.
It is Christmas Day. Squadrons of drones have taken to the skies across the major cities of the world. Attached to some of those miniature planes are banners with the wording PEACE ON EARTH. From the other drones, snow falls like confectionary sugar. It is a bewitching sight to all, like it must have been for those inside the walls of Troy when in rolled a great wooden horse. Children stick out their tongues. Lovers embrace and twirl about. The old close their eyes and unfurl their fingers as the deadly pathogen comes to rest upon their skin.
It is Year 3. Across the globe, the Caliphate is now firmly in control. Music and art are outlawed. Sport is sin. Toys are contraband, and women are bought and sold. What was once called America is now called Ummah. ...
Beware Marjorieby I. C. Talbot(Icy Road Publishing) Price verified 24 hours ago
Amy Whittaker is homeless on the streets Cleveland since losing everything to Marjorie McAdams. Now she's lost in the country and manages to find shelter under a truck topper propped up on straw bales. Sadly this is the best shelter she'd had since Marjorie stole her home.
Now what will she do?
This short story is 6.4k words.
To Love, Honor and Protect
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal's sister without letting her know what he's up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger--and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn't plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him...
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants--and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective's hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay's wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective's chest, Clay's true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who--if anyone--she can trust...
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