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A Family Saga Filled with Love Triangles, Sea Turtles, and an Oil Spill
When environmental writer Caroline Carlisle sets off to report on endangered sea turtles during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the last thing she expects is to uncover secrets - secrets that threaten to destroy her family, unless she can heal the hurts from a lifetime of lies. To make matters worse, Caroline's love for her late sister's husband, Simon, creates an uproar in a southern family already set on a collision course with its past.
Using real-life events as the backdrop, Trails in the Sand explores the fight to restore balance and peace, in nature and in a family, as both spiral toward disaster. Through it all, the ancient sea turtle serves a reminder that life moves forward despite the best efforts to destroy it.
AVERAGE STAR RATING ON AMAZON: 4.9 stars
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P.C. Zick has created an intriguing novel based on the BP oil spill and a southern family with a dark and dysfunctional past. While weaving a tale of a family in crisis, the author also gives its reader a look into the disastrous impact the oil spill had on the environment, wildlife and people in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. It's clear that the author did a lot of research into the accident that not only impacted the environment, but also ended the lives of the men working on the rig that exploded in the Gulf.
In addition, the author did a good job of opening up the lives of a very complex family to the reader. The painful past leads a trail to the complicated future where lives are still impacted by the actions of those long ago. Family ties are strong, even when they are unhealthy.
Overall, this story of a strong dysfunctional family with a secret past in the mist of one of the worst environmental disasters in US history will please many readers of different genres. Worthtaking the time to read.
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"This book is so full of amazing info! The author, being a former comedian, has a great sense of humor and a flair for keeping things light yet interesting. Anyone could read this book and discover things relevent to their own situation. I loved it and will be eagerly awaiting the release of his other books!" -- Lorwithane Amazon Review
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Genre: Self Help
KICK MENSTRUAL CRAMPS IN THE NUTS is brought to you by touring comedian turned natural health expert, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale). Not only will Hale have you laughing out loud while he reveals the secrets behind cramps and how the human body functions, you will also learn how to look at your own body chemistry to understand the underlying cause of YOUR menstrual cramps. Since the reason cramps can exist varies from person to person, once you understand what is going on with your chemistry, this book will help you understand what foods, supplements, or lifestyle changes could eliminate your desire to scream at inanimate objects once a month.
If you are easily offended or if laughing is too painful while you're cramping, you can read the more straightforward version of this book, DONE WITH MENSTRUAL CRAMPS. Both versions will teach the same science and the same secrets. In this version, the author just gets to crack himself up.
By Alicia J. Love
Young Adult Fiction has always brought us wonder, imagination, and magic. Whether the books are about struggling teens trying to find themselves or young people with special powers and magnificent destinies, young adult fiction is a wonderful way to open yourself up to the possibilities and impossibilities in the world.
Young adult fiction is not just for the young, or even just for the young at heart. Young adult fiction is a great way to reintroduce those caught up in the chaos of adulthood back into the wonder and innocence that was our childhood.
As an adult, stress, responsibilities, and chaos are simply a part of our daily lives. Why not sit down with a good book and lose ourselves in a land of discovery, magic, and imagination? Young adult fiction can take us away from the woes of the modern world and into the past, the present, or even the future. It can show us the powers of witches and wizards or even take us on a journey across the stars. No matter what age you are or your situation, you could benefit from reading a young adult fiction novel.
These books tell us stories of friendships and first loves, and what is was like to see and experience things for the first time. It is a great way to jump back into that innocence, to realize how hard the simple things used to be and learn to appreciate things more. A good book can teach us about the meaning of friendship, something most of us forget after a few years on our own.
When I was writing my first novel, REINCARNATION, which will be released soon, I had to look into my past a relive some of the best feelings in my life. I took bits and pieces of my first love, a connection which was so strong I don't think I will ever top it. I remembered how gullible I was and how much my life was filled with wonder. I remembered how, as a child, I truly believed that magic was real and that I had a great destiny. During the process of writing REINCARNATION, I think I was the most inspired since grade school. Young adult fiction really can bring back the best of our childhoods and make us believe again.Young adult fiction can show you how to love again, rekindle the old flames of youth in your heart, and you can learn from them, learn things over again that you thought you already knew. The next time you are at the bookstore, the library, or browsing on your kindle, see if there is anything that might strike a fire inside you once more.Alicia J. Love is a new author of the Young Adult SciFi/Fantasy book series The Seven Uniters. The series follows a young woman who has an absolutely magnificent destiny. For more information about her and her upcoming series, check out AliciaJLove.com. Also, follow her Twitter account: @AliciaJLove7 and check her out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AliciaJLove7
"[F]eed the kids before you settle in with journalist Sarah Jio's engrossing first novel, The Violets of March. This mystery-slash-love-story will have you racing to the end--cries of 'Mom, I'm hungry!' be damned." -- Redbook
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Genre: Women's Fiction
A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.
In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.
Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.
A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.
Okay, so we've been slacking a little lately, but...
Hollywood Dream Cast is back and it's hump day, so let's have a little fun and playing Hollywood Dream Cast!
Haven't you ever read a book and thought it would make an awesome movie?
Maybe you brainstormed who would play which character?
Well, here's the scoop. Every week, on Wednesday, we'll pick a book and assign it
OUR DREAM CAST for that book!
Introducing the Wish Series From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy. A SECRET WISH is the first book in a series of stories revolving around wishes that will be released in 2012.
Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.
One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger.
Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facing thirty-five with no baby in the nursery. Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and having a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life takes a new turn.
Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.
Three women, three birthdays and a night of events that connects them in unexpected ways ...
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Natalie Portman as Liz - a successful nurse, who's turning 30 with no man to spend her life with, until she meets John...
Paul Walker as Eric- A daredevil and writer who brings Liz out of her shell, but has a secret of his own...
Reese Witherspoon as Angie- A member of a large Italian family. She longs for a baby and the growing families her sisters have.
Josh Duhamel as Colin- Angie's husband. He's devoted to his marriage and wife, but wants acceptance and to move onto the next chapter of their lives...
Naomi Watts as Carol- Despite her lavish life and her improvement in social status, she realizes she is poor in love, and the things she once thought were important are no more...
Tom Cruise as Blake- Carol's husband. He's skirting on the line of cheating and shows no more interest in his wife than keeping her as his trophy and making his life easier.
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"Parlato constructs an introspective debut about the aftershocks of family trauma. Evan's journey ... is complex and solidly woven. Parlato's ... ambitious, well-executed plot twists and nimbly handled cast make him a name to watch." --Publishers Weekly
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Genre: Young Adult
Gifted artist? Standout student? All his teachers are sure certain that Evan Galloway can be the graduate who brings glory to small, ordinary St. Sebastian's School. As for Evan, however, he can't be bothered anymore. Since the shock of his young father's suicide last spring, Evan no longer cares about the future. In fact, he believes that he spent the first fifteen years of his life living a lie. Despite his mother's encouragement and the steadfast companionship of his best friend, Alexis, Evan is mired in rage and bitterness. Good memories seem ludicrous when the present holds no hope. Then Evan's grandmother hands him the key--literally, a key--to a locked trunk that his father hid when he was the same age as Evan is now. Digging into the trunk and the small-town secrets it uncovers, Evan can begin to face who his father really was, and why even the love of his son could not save him.
In a voice that resonates with the authenticity of grief, Steven Parlato tells a different kind of coming-of-age story, about a boy thrust into adulthood too soon, through the corridor of shame, disbelief, and finally...compassion.
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems is a true celebration of the south and things southern. The author states, "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life." The book has been called, among other things, a poetic love letter to the south and a poetic autobiography. The author invites readers to Meet Mississippi Through Poetry Prose and The Written Word.
My Magnolia Memories and Musings
In Magnolia Memories and Musings, Patricia Neely-Dorsey continues to "Celebrate the South and Things Southern". Her first collection of poems, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia was called by one reviewer, a "love letter to the South". With Magnolia Memories and Musings, the love affair contiues. Using personal thoughts ,obsrvations, and childhood memories, the author attempts to give a upclose and positive view into the southern way of life.
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My name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. I am a 1982 graduate of Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi... located in the beautiful red clay "Hills" of Mississippi..and yes, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. After living for almost 20 years in Memphis, Tennessee, working in the mental health field, I returned to my hometown in August 2007. My first book of poetry, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia- A Life In Poems was published in February, 2008 (Grant House Publishers). My second book , My Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems was published in February 2012.
I currently live in Tupelo with my husband James,son Henry,and Miniature Schnauzer, Happy. I am a proud, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,an avid reader and passionate writer.
I have always considered myself a "Goodwill Ambassador" for Mississippi and the south. In college my nicknames were Tupelo and Mississippi. Whenever my friends saw me coming, they knew that there would be some type of discourse about Mississippi and the south soon to follow...hoping to clear up their many misconceptions and preconceived notions. ...Yes, we DO have shoes in Mississippi.We might not wear them all of the time...but we do have them!(LOL)
I believe that we can bridge many gaps of misunderstanding across regional, racial, cutural, generational and economic lines by simply telling/sharing our stories. Miguel Algarin said, "When I see what you see, the distance between us disappears."
I travel all around my state speaking at schools
, churches, libraries and various civic organizations, delivering the message of a positive Mississippi and a positive southern experience....According to me, one of the best places to live in ALL of the world is POSITIVELY MISSISSIPPI !!! (smile)
REVIEW: "Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story." (Publishers Weekly )
Price: ebook is $2.99 & hardback is $14.66
Rating: 4 stars
A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.
In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now?
Heading up the investigation is Tempe’s old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman’s trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.
Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review). With the FOX series Bones in its eighth season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.
The darkness is still, silent. Jackee Maren's heart pounds reverberating through her body as fear sears her veins. Someone's coming. No way out. This time they will kill me. Her breath is short, her chest burns. Must run. Faster. Faster! Her eyes fly open, her heart still racing with blinding fear. Jackee breathes deeply with relief and stares at the ceiling desperately trying to calm herself. The same dream. Something, someone is watching . . . and waiting.
A tragic car accident leaves beautiful, vibrant Jackee Maren completely paralyzed, able to move only her eyes. Jackee's husband, Phil, is devastated and her two young boys left with nothing but a shell for a mother, but still, Jackee senses the foreboding of an evil presence and knows time is short. Slowly, Jackee learns to communicate with her physical therapist, Kevin, by blinking her eyes. As evidence comes to light that her car accident was no accident, Jackee knows she must expose the person who wants her dead before they get a second chance. While Jackee works to put all the clues together, she discovers she has the ability to sense the thoughts of others, but she hides this talent from everyone but her sons, not knowing who she can trust. By actively exercising her new psychic ability, Jackee finally learns who masterminded the accident but feels helpless to stop them from trying to kill her again. Slowly a plan forms to not only ensure her boys are safe forever, but to exact revenge on her would-be murderer. Jackee vows not to rest until this killer understands what it is to be TRAPPED!
About The Author
I was born and raised in Chicago and its suburbs, living there until the age of 39. I'm now a retired corporate President, life-long fishing enthusiast, and a dedicated author. As is my nature, I've worked hard to improve my writing
craft, and have produced 3 award-winnning novels, as finalist and/or winners of several largewriting contests
. I've also become a world-class fly-fisherman and am an expert in fly-fishing for pike & musky, and wrote a book on that, as well.
I now live in sunny Florida, and split my time between writing, fishing & fine cabinet making, but my greatest love is creating riviting fiction. TRAPPED is my first novel.