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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

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Series: Magnolia Manor, Book 1
Genre: Novels

The great town of Rhinestone boasts the best breakfast this side of the Mississippi. Just ask anyone who’s ever eaten at the Starlight Cafe. But life for the owner of the cafe, Mona Bridges, hasn’t always been easy. Times are tough and they’re about to get even tougher when a mysterious stranger rolls into town. Mavis Montgomery moved back to Rhinestone, the town she grew up in, a few years back. She’s been enjoying a lucrative enterprise while minding her own business in town until the past comes back to haunt her. Opal Tyler and Maude Haywood are a little off their rockers, but that doesn’t stop them from always showing up and showing out at the wrong time. Mavis is up to her ears in drama, all the while trying to keep track of her beloved dead grandmother’s two best friends. Join Mona, Mavis, and rest of the Rhinestone gang as they navigate their way through a town scandal and mystery in this southern comedy.

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Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

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Series: Magnolia Manor, Book 2
Genre: Novels

"Three best friends and the trip of a lifetime!"Ruby, Maude, and Opal call themselves the Stone Sisters after their beloved hometown of Rhinestone.Ruby Lawrence wants nothing more than to settle down and start a family with her high school sweetheart, Jameson. When Jameson puts a pause on their relationship, Ruby is brokenhearted. Her two best friends, Opal Tyler and Maude Cooper know the only way to fix a broken heart is the wide open road. They encourage her to accompany them on a summer adventure that leads them halfway around the world.Hilarity ensures along with a few hiccups along the way, as the Stone Sisters come of age in this raucous southern comedy. Join Ruby, Maude, and Opal as they embark on the trip of a lifetime!

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Color Me Crazy

Color Me Crazy

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Series: Magnolia Manor, Book 3
Genre: Novels

"There’s nothing you wouldn’t do for family!"Pete Reynolds is nothing but a layabout drunk. It wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t have such a sweet and polite son who suffered from his abuse. When Opal comes across Pete’s son, Wilbur, in the woods one morning, she invites him back to the Manor for lunch. Wilbur becomes a regular and eventually moves in with the Montgomery family after his father is thrown in jail yet again. In between Opal’s sold out plays and Maude’s prank war with her annoying neighbor, Ruby finds herself balancing the excitement of the upcoming holidays with the tension of a potential custody battle. The Stone Sisters find themselves at a crossroads when Wilbur’s happiness suddenly comes to an abrupt halt. One thing after another rocks the small town until one night changes the course of all of their lives.

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Rhinestone Recipes

Rhinestone Recipes

The Beaver Crossing Holy Church for the Faithful are in desperate need of a new fellowship hall and the Ladies Auxiliary Club of Rhinestone are more than happy to help! They have searched far and wide for the best and most unique recipes this side of the Mississippi, complete with a few choice comments Nadine Waters, the club's self appointed editor in chief. Now you too can make Big Mama's famous tea cakes or whip up a batch of the fish tacos Mavis simply can't get enough of. All the favorites are here. Plus, everyone's burning question is finally answered: what exactly does Opal put in her Jello salad?

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Double Trouble

Double Trouble

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Series: Magnolia Manor, Book 4
Genre: Novels

"Arrested for what?" It’s been ages since the Stone Sisters have gone away together for a vacation, and all three are in desperate need of a road trip. When Maude Cooper reads about Graceland finally opening up to the public, she knows that is an event they must be at. Ruby Montgomery is exhausted. Between raising her toddler granddaughter and worrying about her wayward daughter across the country, she barely has any time for herself. When Maude proposes a spur of the moment trip to Memphis, Ruby is initially hesitant to go. Opal Tyler is on the cusp of fulfilling her lifelong dream of entrepreneurship. Ms. Belva is about to retire and leave Opal the most prestigious salon in Rhinestone. As the new owner of The Comb Over, Opal is set to become the next premiere female entrepreneur this side of the Mississippi. Maude convinces her that a trip to Elvis’ mansion is the best way to celebrate. As they set off to celebrate The King, the Stone Sisters find themselves mixed up in one shenanigan after another. Memphis may never be the same again after the Stone Sisters leave their mark!

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Don’t Forget You Love Me

Don’t Forget You Love Me

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Genre: Novels

Don’t Forget You Love Me follows the stories of two high school sweethearts, Erin Williams and Tyler Henderson, as they navigate the consequences of their life’s choices. Erin and Tyler spend all of their days on the South Carolina beach headfirst in love until America’s War on Terror pulls Tyler into the fray leaving Erin behind to pick up the pieces of their once perfect life. Surrounded by her friends and family, Erin must grow up quickly and create a life of her own. Tyler, thrust into the raging war in Iraq, must learn how to survive in such a hellish nightmare, cut off from everyone and everything he has ever known. Until one day a postcard arrives in the desert and turns Tyler’s new life upside down.

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

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Genre: Novels

“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.”
- Azar Nafisi

In the 1960s, Bryce Hospital was the best kept secret on the campus of the University of Alabama, tucked behind rows of aged oak trees. In a time when Bear Bryant ruled southern Saturdays and George Wallace’s fiery policies still loomed in the background of daily life, Bryce Hospital was stained with the blood of thousands of patients left to the wayside.

The Long Way Home takes you on a journey through one woman’s search for independence and acceptance. Join Molly as she tells her story through the pages of her personal journal that chronicles racism, women’s rights, and mental health reform in 1960s America. You will find a cast of characters that do more than just enlighten your soul, they will steal your heart.

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The Poet’s Gift

The Poet’s Gift

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Genre: Poetry

Jaimie E. Miller’s love of language shines through brilliantly in her debut collection of poetry. She considers herself “The People’s Poet,” writing about the true human conditions; life, love, pain, forgiveness, death, and hope. Jaimie’s poetry fearlessly explores the emotional heart while remaining true to her foundation of realism. Whether delving into heartbreak and loss in such works as “Address in the Stars,” personal strength in “Enough,” or passion in “When You Look At Me Like That,” she displays an understanding bound to enrich your own personal adventures.

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The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key

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Genre: Poetry

The Skeleton Key is a collection of human emotion. There is nothing more human than love, grief, excitement, desire, and pain. This poetry anthology focuses on the core aspects of human nature and explores the consequences of life's adventures.

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Little Liam

Little Liam

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Series: Miller Children, Book 1
Genre: Children's Books

"Little Liam" was written for my son Liam a few weeks before his birth. It has become a family favorite for babies, toddlers, young children, and families all over the world as they celebrate their growing child.

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Huggable Holdyn

Huggable Holdyn

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Series: Miller Children, Book 2
Genre: Children's Books

"Huggable Holdyn" was written for my daughter a few weeks before her birth. It has become a family favorite for babies, toddlers, young children, and families all over the world as they celebrate their growing child.

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Donuts for Santa

Donuts for Santa

Alli has always loved Christmas. Every year, she helps her mother bake cookies for Santa and wakes up early on Christmas morning to see if Santa has left her any surprises. This year, she has a surpirse for Santa!

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Beneath the Mulberry Tree

Beneath the Mulberry Tree

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Genre: Novels

Jimmy Watson dreamt of retiring to a small farm in the country. After a lifetime of building a successful business, his dream becomes a reality. He has traded in the stress of deadlines for the calm grazing cows in a summer field.But when Jimmy suddenly becomes plagued with a series of nightmares, he must decide between his peaceful life and a path he cannot yet understand. It is a choice that will eventually lead to the most important question of his life: which is greater, life or love? Will Jimmy choose tranquility or unimaginable pain?The answer lies beneath the mulberry tree.

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The Face in the Mirror

The Face in the Mirror

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Genre: Novels

Maggie Arnet has never been afraid of monsters. She’s known them all her life. In many respects, they are her closest friends, the constant companions she can always count on. She has never considered life without them until she moved in with Carmen Peterson, a beautiful and gregarious co-ed who sees no obstacle too challenging. With little more than her beloved viola, Maggie finds a way into the hearts of her classmates. And with Carmen’s help, she’ll face the greatest test she’s ever known. Will she finally confront the demons that surround her or will she remain forever locked inside her prison walls?

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‘Til the Stars Stop Shining

‘Til the Stars Stop Shining

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Genre: Novels

“Do you love me?” Ethan Murray knows his answer to that question, but he has no idea how those four little words will change his life forever and set off a chain of events that will reshape who he is as a man. If he can survive his greatest struggle and discover the strength to heal the broken pieces, he may find a way to break free from the scars that hold him prisoner. Is love strong enough to bridge the distance between the past and the future? Who will Ethan love ‘til the stars stop shining?

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Cuentos Para Comprender la Otredad (Spanish Edition)

Cuentos Para Comprender la Otredad (Spanish Edition)

Yadira Sandoval Rodríguez es promotora cultural por el Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, maestra en Ciencias Sociales por el Colegio de Sonora y estudió creación literaria en el Taller Internacional de Escritura Narrativa. El presente libro de cuentos supone un paso gigante en la carrera literaria de la autora, consagrándola como una de las voces principales de la narrativa contemporánea. En esta impagable joya literaria, Sandoval Rodríguez teje historias, cose diálogos y dispone maravillosos personajes que nos atrapan a través de una escritura diáfana y luminosa, sumergiéndonos con exquisita maestría en las contradicciones de la naturaleza humana.

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When Anxiety Strikes: Help and Hope for Managing Your Storm

When Anxiety Strikes: Help and Hope for Managing Your Storm

“Fear not.” “Do not be afraid.” “Peace be with you.” Phrases like these appear in the Bible more often than almost any other proclamation. We long to follow these commands. Yet for many, something inside us is wary, ready for anything and everything to go wrong. In fact, a quarter of Americans struggle with anxiety disorders--and Christians are not immune.

Jason and Dena Hobbs are familiar with this struggle, professionally and personally--Jason as a clinician, Dena as someone with anxiety, and both as pastors of congregations full of anxious people. They also know the shame and confusion that so often accompany these disorders, especially for people who think their faith should be strong enough to overcome these struggles. With their deep understanding, they’ve written When Anxiety Strikes, an eight-week guide to managing anxiety, grounded in both Scripture and research.

Structured for daily reading, with integrated practices for everyday life, the book addresses seven themes: breath, body, movement, mind, change, spirit, and community. Concise stories, readings, questions, and activities guide readers to tackle the realities of living with anxiety. When Anxiety Strikes offers real solutions to find a solid landing place when the storm of fear looms.

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Lighten the Darkness: An Advent Journey Through Hope

Lighten the Darkness: An Advent Journey Through Hope

Lighten the Darkness is a collection of scriptures, readings, and meditations on God's entering into our darkness with rays of light. The book contains 37 short devotions, beginning on the first day of December and reaching through Epiphany. This book will light the path for those seeking deeper meaning amidst the busyness of the days leading up to and through their Christmas celebration. Throughout the centuries, Christians in the northern hemisphere have faced the growing darkness of winter days with a certain hope, the advent hope that growing darkness will not last forever. Lighten the Darkness reminds us again that the advent message is one of deep hope. As sure as the reign of the sun wins against the growing darkness of night, there is one who is coming that will lighten the difficulties and struggles that we encounter in our lives. God comes into our broken world to be with us, to heal us, to save us from not only our enemies, but even ourselves. Let these devotions bring a sacredness back to an often harried time. Whether you read these meditations in the early light as you sip that first cup of coffee or read them with tired eyes at the end of each day, may they be a ray of hope for you. And may God increasingly lighten your dark places until you too shine with the light of hope and love.

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Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls: A Dying Father, a Changing Son, a Lenten Journey

Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls: A Dying Father, a Changing Son, a Lenten Journey

Unless a Grain Falls guides us through a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God. Hobbs writes with an honest, gentle, and faithful hand through all of these experiences using the framework of the Christian season of Lent.from Ash Wednesday: "On that Friday, at six in the morning, I awoke with just a hint of light in the room and the sounds of medical staff scurrying to complete the work of their shift. I woke up for that last moment, for my father's leaving. As I stirred, I could tell that there was a change in him, a change in his breathing. I listened for a while, not knowing what the change meant, except that my father was pausing more between breaths. He would breathe in deeply. Pause. Then release a long, large exhale. Then pausing again. My mother was asleep in the chair beside him. And then there was one last large exhale, a final emptying. And I waited there, on that fold-up bed against the wall, just listening. He was gone."Jason B. Hobbs, LCSW, MDiv, is a licensed clinical social worker at a private outpatient mental health clinic. He has been in private practice for almost fifteen years. His earlier professional background includes work in hospice, homeless services, and pastoring a small United Methodist congregation in south Georgia. Jason holds a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia. Most recently, he completed training to as a Spiritual Director through Shalem Institute.

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Letters to Heaven

Letters to Heaven

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Genre: Family

'"Letters to Heaven is a poignant collection of journal entries by Jodi M. Short after the passing of her beloved father. Losing a loved one is a universal heartache that most of us will experience sometime in our lives; Short’s letters detail not only the heartache she and her family endured, but also their path to healing and their quest for hope.

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Fruits and Finery: Short Stories of Horror, Myth, and Legend

Fruits and Finery: Short Stories of Horror, Myth, and Legend

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Genre: Novels

This is a book of beginnings. Some are familiar. The beginning of a gothic cautionary tale, the beginning that they never tell of a fairy tale, the beginning of the end. Some are unfamiliar. The beginning of an alliance, the beginning of a new mythology, the beginning of a doomed adventure. They are all beginnings, and they all tell tales of "once upon a time." It may just not be the time we know. It's time to start. Stories included:The Graveyard Sometimes It's Quiet What Lies Beyond An Apple A Day The Manor Bored Abri and The Village Girl The Myth of Fountains The Chest The Transformation The Screams It Shouldn't Have Been Empty

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

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Genre: Novels

The USS Alpine One is in orbit around planet Earth. It is set for a one-year mission to research the plausibility of life outside of our atmosphere. Its crew is small:Rose and Matt are on the ground, overseeing patterns and reports, interfacing with their higher-ups, and keeping the in-flight crew connected to home. Roger is a top-of-the-field programmer and software engineer. Celine is the best pilot NASA could find, and adores the stars she finds herself sailing through. And then there's Roger's pet project. He calls it the Jungian Artificial Central Kinesthetic Monitoring System, lovingly nicknamed Jack. Jack is a learning program, the most complicated artificial intelligence ever created, and the most convincing, which leaves them all wondering... Where does artificial intelligence end, and consciousness begin?

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Ghost

Ghost

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Genre: Poetry

Sometimes the voices of the past are like ghosts in your future. Always waiting in the shadows to see you again. This collection of poems focuses those ghosts, and invites them to tell their story. Good, bad, neutral, or nonsensical, each will have its turn to ask, "what do you remember? Where do you go from here?"

The images I can still see,
they chatter from their pages,
in conversation filigrees,
of gold that glittered from your hands,
when you held them out to me.

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Reluctant Heart

Reluctant Heart

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Genre: Novels

A truly riveting story about the depths of human emotion and how love endures and carries us through even the worst of times. With characters so relatable, tensions so visceral, and passion so palatable, you won't be able to put this book down. – Anna Kenney

One moment can alter a lifetime and a lifetime can be altered more than once…

A year and a half after her husband was killed in a helicopter crash, Kacie Parker was going through the motions, telling herself she’s content with her life. Work, gym, sleep, repeat. But when she opens the front door to her old friend, she is knocked off her axis, unable to grasp which way is up. Should she follow her heart and act on the intense attraction or her head that tells her Todd was the only man she has ever needed?

Charley loved Kacie even before she was a widow and when he walks back into her life, his heartstrings are pulled even tighter than before. He wants to be the man who puts her broken heart back together. With patience and understanding, it’s up to him to show Kacie there is life after loss.

Will guilt push her back into a life of constant mourning, or will she give in to the fierce magnetism she feels toward Charley and take a chance on happily ever after?

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You Can Move Mountains: A Story of a Mother and Her Daughter

You Can Move Mountains: A Story of a Mother and Her Daughter

This is an emotional and triumphant story of a mother and a daughter. Together, they have overcome obstacles that initially seemed insurmountable. This was accomplished through determination, persistence, love, and an unwavering belief in God's goodness and grace.

At age forty-two, Carol decided to adopt a special needs Russian orphan as a single mother. She found Kelsey in a Russian orphanage when she was eleven months old, weighing less than fourteen pounds. Alone, sick, starving, her head had been shaved due to lice. The doctors did not know if she would ever walk or talk.

Carol adopted Kelsey and brought her home to Georgia. Their subsequent life journey is a remarkable story of how they overcame every obstacle placed in their path. Despite these dramatic and sometimes brutal life events, they have remained positive and focused on the future. These events include, but are not limited to, medical and developmental issues, school bullying incidents, the bigotry of low expectations for special education students, lack of awareness and understanding of children with developmental disabilities, lack of access to extracurricular activities (including Special Olympics competitions), financial exploitation, animal cruelty, near-death experiences, and the refusal to recognize the developmentally disabled as human beings with the same rights as every other American citizen.

Kelsey is currently a nationally recognized advocate, community volunteer, beauty queen, author, and athlete. She has been diagnosed with having autism, intellectual disabilities, and Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. Kelsey believes that individuals with disabilities can achieve great things in life and make a tremendous positive difference in the lives of others.

Kelsey and Carol continue to write books, facilitate workshops, and give motivational presentations. They are working toward establishing their own foundation in the next couple of years that will support individuals with disabilities and children who are in crisis situations.

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Yes! That’s My Daddy

Yes! That’s My Daddy

As generations come and go, memories leave also. Most of this book takes place from the late 1800’s to about 1940. It is a true story and tells how a typical family lived and enjoyed life back then. Adults can read this and recall what their grandparents told them about what happened in their childhood. Children, today, are living a different life from what children lived back then, but they need to know about times long ago. They will enjoy this book as well!

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Chick-A-Roo The Chicken

Chick-A-Roo The Chicken

This book was written for children for their enjoyment and to use their imagination. It was also designed to be educational. Words that pertain to the poultry (chicken) family were used to introduce them to the chicken vocabulary. A dictionary of these words and their meanings appear in the book. On some pages in the book, the children are encouraged to participate. A chicken can become a nice pet.

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Stones of Destiny

Stones of Destiny

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Series: Into the Darkness, Book 1
Genre: Novels

Amelia Wardman has graduated from nursing school and is ready to make her own way in life. She has never been gifted with any magical powers, at least not like her parents. Her father, Daryl, and mother, Clarisse, are gifted in ways she could never hope to measure up to. That was what drew her to nursing. She could help people in the only way she knew how. Her excitement for her new career has barely begun when suddenly her world is turned upside down. She is thrown through her family’s ancient magical portal to a world she has never seen before. Her father’s pleas echo in her mind as she faces challenges beyond her wildest nightmares. Will she be able to find help along her journey? And more importantly, is there any way to save her family in time?

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Chains of Darkness

Chains of Darkness

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Series: Into the Darkness, Book 2
Genre: Novels

Amelia Wardman has one thing in mind: she has to free her parents from Queen Heretia’s wrath. Her journey to Heretia’s Kingdom is difficult enough, even without Death as her trusty sidekick. Missing her beloved Theo, Amelia must face her greatest fears, all the while learning how to control her magic.
Just when she thinks she has everything figured out, Amelia is faced with yet another set of unknowns. Everything she has learned about the Ancient Kingdom gets called into question when the real villain shows his face.
Will Amelia be able to finally save her parents, or will she lose everything and everyone she has ever loved?

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In Her Wildest Dreams

In Her Wildest Dreams

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A fling. That’s all it was supposed to be. But then he changed the rules. How does a divorced, single mother rationalize a short fling with one of Atlanta’s Hottest Bachelors? By telling herself no one would ever know, and since he's moving, she would never see him again. What could go wrong? After finding out her husband of twenty years was sleeping with his secretary, real-estate agent Liza Adams is leery of a long term relationship. Which makes a short fling with Kevin Calhoun the perfect opportunity to break out of her ordinary life. Before she realizes what's happened, one night turns into the weekend. Not a problem. She can handle this. Make some memories. Feel alive again. Then move on. But she soon realizes Kevin is after a whole lot more than just her body. When she agrees to help him sell some property before he leaves town, Liza doesn't realize she's in for the ride of her life. Can the sexy bachelor convince her they can make a go of things despite their completely different lifestyles? With less than two weeks and three houses full of beds, Kevin will do anything in his power to convince her he's in it for the long haul, and he’ll do anything to make her wildest dreams come true.

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Heart of the Machine

Heart of the Machine

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Series: The Machine Trilogy, Book 1
Genre: Novels

Caught in the vortex of a nuclear attack, John and Samantha Worthington manage to take cover and survive the blast but emerge to find that their town has been virtually obliterated. In their search for survivors in nearby cities they soon discover that these attacks have taken place on a grand scale. John's health begins to deteriorate as a result of exposure to radiation, but when they finally discover a secluded group of mysterious survivors he is offered a revolutionary form of treatment to be administered by their physicians. The effect of this procedure will put their relationship to the ultimate test. As they both confront their own nightmares, they also discover that their new, pristine community is hiding a dark and terrible secret. A secret that will change the course of humanity.

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Mind of the Machine

Mind of the Machine

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Series: The Machine Trilogy, Book 2
Genre: Novels

John and Samantha's worst fears have been realized as they discover that Frederick Mueller, the Supreme Commander of the New Atomic Order, has established bases in every corner of the country. In order to defeat him, their core group must divide and conquer on all fronts at once. Each of them will be tested beyond measure in this fight against tyranny. In the midst of it all, John and Samantha receive news that will change their lives forever.

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The Land of Mountaindom

The Land of Mountaindom

Join the adventure for all ages! The Land Of Mountaindom is home to many odd characters and many strange things. If it is weird, it is probably in the mountain. Most of the things that happen in this land make no sense at all! The mountain is dangerous, and each level brings a new surprise. Those who are brave enough to make it to the top may wish that they had not!

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Trailing the Bloody Footprints

Trailing the Bloody Footprints

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Danger is Detective Jake Jezreel's business. In the first-century AD, Jake's profession as a private detective makes him a rare breed. Jake lives in the very large shadow of his famous detective father who has provided investigative services for King Herod and, more recently, for the Romans. Making a name for himself as a detective is all-important to Jake to live up to his renowned father's reputation. As Jake sits at his desk, one fateful day, a very politically powerful client comes to hire him. From that moment on, Jake is plunged into the supreme case of his life when he is hired by the pompous, self-righteous Jerusalem Pharisee named Obadiah. The Pharisee wants Jake to dig up as much dirt as possible about a dangerous and mysterious troublemaker named Jesus of Nazareth. After listening to the charges leveled at Jesus by Obadiah, Jake accepts the case.

The next day, the adventure of his life begins as Jake accompanies a group of Pharisees, who are traveling to Galilee, to investigate firsthand the disturbing rumors about the mysterious Jesus. From this point on, Jake is swept up into the swirling onslaught by the religious leaders to crush Jesus. The investigation comes to an explosive apex when a major conflict detonates between Jesus and the Pharisees when the Nazarene heals a man on the Sabbath. The enraged Pharisees immediately begin plotting how they can murder Jesus. Jake realizes he has been dragged into this vicious vendetta against Jesus by the powerful religious leaders. And he can feel their icy fingers clutching at him like a pawn of their malicious political machine.

How will Jake proceed in his investigation, knowing that Jesus is innocent of any crimes and is the target of the deadly religious/political machine? What can he do to protect this good and godly man he has been hired to destroy? The religious leaders want results from their detective. They are squeezing him hard to deliver the incriminating clues they salivate for.

Only a final, unimagined finish can answer these frightful questions.

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Terror Outside the Door

Terror Outside the Door

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For first-century private detective, Jake Jezreel, it was the best of times. He had just wrapped up a scintillating investigation he called "The Case of Trailing the Bloody Footprints." Jake had met Jesus Christ in the midst of that investigation. He had surrendered his life to Christ. And Jake's life never would be the same again.

But suddenly, in the afterglow of those joyous days after Jesus's resurrection, the world collapsed in on top of Jake. It abruptly became the worst of times. Religious persecution descended upon the Christian church in Jerusalem, led by the chief priests and zealous leaders, wreaking havoc upon all Christ's believers.

In the midst of this persecution, a new and savage animal sprang up, whose name was Saul of Tarsus. Saul attacked the Christian church with a vengeance, aiming to wipe the Christian "cult" from the face of the earth. Jake found himself and his faithful secretary, Hannah, caught in the onslaught and on the run. The persecution was crashing in all around them. Christians were being imprisoned. Some were being brutalized. Some were being killed. For the moment, Jake and Hannah stayed one jump ahead of the devouring enemy. But how long could they avoid the clutches of the vicious mob chasing after them?

Wherever they hid, the terror prowled right outside the door. Could Jake and Hannah somehow dodge the relentless menace? If they were caught, what brutal tactics would the authorities savage upon them? Jake knew that in a crossfire, there is nowhere to hide. He also knew that time was running out and the walls were slowly closing in upon them.

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The Mystery of the Black Diamond: A Jake Jezreel Adventure

The Mystery of the Black Diamond: A Jake Jezreel Adventure

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First century private detective Jake Jezreel is drawn into a mysterious case involving a rare black jewel. The case begins rather simply with a request by James, the head of the Jerusalem church, to locate a missing fellow minister in the church. This puzzling disappearance has the entire Christian church in Jerusalem concerned and praying for their missing pastor. Soon, the investigation for the missing person diverts Jake into a more elaborate course, that of trailing after a jewel known as The Black Diamond. Detective Jake Jezreel had never heard of The Black Diamond. And yet this mys-terious object will plunge him and his wife, Hannah, into an adventurous investigation like he had never experienced before. What kind of power did this lustrous, gorgeous diamond have over men? How could it make men hate and attack each other to own it? Will Jake be drawn into the powerful, magnetic influence this black beauty possesses? Only a nerve-racking climax at the Hip-podrome in Caesarea can bring the answers Jake is searching for.

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The Canvas Adventures

The Canvas Adventures

Gabriel’s life is about to change. He lives in a world where change never happens. In Harmony, a tyrannical mayor dictates everyone’s lives without opposition. Gabriel makes a plan to change the routine of such a boring, regimented life. In his quest, he never expected to find himself in an unfamiliar place. And, unfortunately for him, his past is hot on his trail.

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The Olive Oil King and The Principessa

The Olive Oil King and The Principessa

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Kate Hanley, singing star of Angel and the Devil’s Band, collapsed after their last concert. Under doctor’s orders to rest away from fame, Kate Hanley arrives at a pensione in a small Italian town where she finally learns to take life easy. Love is the last thing on her agenda—until she meets Alessandro Rossi, a neighbor who produces the best olive oil in Italy. He knows her as Kate from North Carolina, his beautiful fairy-tale princess. His mysterious disdain for pop stars keeps her from revealing her true life. Then her cousin arrives with a shadowy secret, bringing danger to Kate’s sanctuary and demanding revelations that test Kate and Alessandro’s love.

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Trust Me

Trust Me

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Grace O’Malley resigned her accounting job in North Carolina after turning in her boss for embezzlement. She packed her tiny travel trailer to camp her way to her hometown outside Atlanta. After a few weeks, she stops on the banks of a big stream in Laurel Mountain, Georgia not knowing the land belongs to Irishman, Ethan Donovan. He starts to kick her off his property before he decides he really likes this girl.After agreeing to temporarily help Ethan’s friend, Jack, with his company’s record keeping, she tells Jack about her boss. When he goes online to see if her boss was convicted, the news bulletin says Grace is the accused embezzler.Will Ethan trust her or will she go to prison?

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The Struggle: The Struggle is Wheel

The Struggle: The Struggle is Wheel

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Series: The Struggle, Book 3
Genre: Novels

Four sisters who are giving a new meaning to the expression, The Struggle Is Real, have, yet again found themselves dealing with more teenage and preteen issues. This third book of The Struggle series gives us a peek inside their daily journal entries. Their play by play of their everyday lives is funny, witty and sincere. New drivers, growing pains, school and parenting issues, what could go wrong? You can't help but agree or sympathize with them, even if they are talking about you. The actions of their sisters, teachers, parents, and everyone else is revealed! Will you see yourself in the pages? Will you feel sorry for the girls? Will you laugh at their "supposed" struggles? Yes, yes, and yes! Pick up this book to put a smile on your face.

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The Struggle: 4 Girls & 1 Bathroom

The Struggle: 4 Girls & 1 Bathroom

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Series: The Struggle, Book 2
Genre: Novels

The Struggle: 4 Girls & 1 Bathroom is the sequel to the book entitled The Struggle: Mom and the Summertime Blues. It is also about the lives of four sisters, Diamond, Shelia, Crystal, and Felicity. Previously, these sisters wrote about having to endure a long summer with their mom and her never-ending lists of chores and schoolwork. Now they are back to discuss their upcoming school year. But this time, no one is safe from their complaints!

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The Struggle: Mom and the Summertime Blues

The Struggle: Mom and the Summertime Blues

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Series: The Struggle, Book 1
Genre: Novels

The story of four sisters-Diamond, Shelia, Crystal, and Felicity who dread their summer break because of their mom. A timely and hilarious read told through the eyes and voice of adolescent authors about their perspective of Mom's summertime "fun".

Young readers will empathize with the youthful perspective of parents and “their ways”. Parents will enjoy reading about the feelings of the four girls in the story, nodding in agreement from the beginning to the end. The entire family will enjoy this book. Instead of those great summer trips and long lazy days of summer, the four sisters complain about having to eat healthy and exercise, do homework and chores, and more. Throughout the book, the girls tell of important life lessons taught by their parents. These lessons are told in a comical way.

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