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By Jack Heckel:

The Pitchfork of Destiny: Book Two of the Charming Tales

Life in the Kingdom of Royaume has been happily ever for King William Pickett and his fiancee, Lady Rapunzel. But when Volthraxus, the Great Dragon of the North, returns looking for the love of his life, the Great Wyrm of the South, it becomes clear that some fairy tales never end. 

After Volthraxus discovers his love was slain by the newly crowned king, he seeks his revenge by kidnapping Rapunzel. Once again, Will teams up with Edward Charming, the only man in all the kingdom with the skill, ego, and dashing good looks to fight a dragon. Our heroes fates depend on finding a weapon re-forged in dragon blood the Pitchfork of Destiny.

But as the two set off after the dragon, Charming s bride, Lady Elizabeth, falls into the clutches of a mysterious sorcerer known as the Dracomancer, who has his own plans for Royaume.


By Celie Thomas:
Y
ou Can't Hide a Dead Fish"His body had been discovered inadvertently, spilling out of a ripped plastic bag full of garbage and dirty diapers while being dumped into a landfill." A senseless, brutal murder starkly exposes the inadequate resources, skewed priorities and bureaucratic nonsense that put all children, and ultimately all of society, at risk. This book proceeds to address many of the challenging issues facing public school educators today, offering positive suggestions and proven strategies for success throughout. Celie Thomas shares her observations and experiences as an elementary school counselor in an effort to motivate and empower the average citizen to "...be as vital as a railway switch, shifting a life from one track to another at a critical junction."


By JoAnn Meaker:

Stories Beneath the Stones:  Beyond the cemetery gates, rows upon rows of white headstones are lined up in military precision. Each is inscribed with a soldier's name and regiment and each one of them has a story to tell. Following years of extensive research, utilizing a multitude of documents and other source materials, JoAnn Meaker explores the history of the cemetery and the lives of the Civil War soldiers who are at rest."





Nola's Gift:  Young Nola is sent on a mission to find beads of the jewelfern. Lady Marika, the village healer, needs them to create a potion that will help heal the children stricken by the strange illness that has swept their village. On her travels, Nola discovers the dangers of the forest and children with unusual abilities. 
Will she be able to find the jewelfern in time? Find out what happens to Nola that will change her life forever.


My Dear Emma:  It's 1862 and the Civil War is raging. Hearing the call, James enlists, leaving his family behind and musters in to the 10th NY Volunteer Cavalry. Flash forward one hundred fifty years. Rachel Benton is desperate. After the sudden death of her husband, and eviction from their house, she is forced to move across the country with her young daughter, Julia, to the small town of Oxford, to take care of her ailing grandmother, Nonna. When Nonna dies, she finds herself immersed in the legal ramifications of handling her grandmother's estate. As she searches for Nonna's will, Rachel discovers Civil War diaries and letters along with other mysteries hidden in the house. Who are James and Emma? How will their lives impact hers? Will she find the answers before time runs out?

Four Branches Following the main characters from My Dear Emma, we learn about Rachel and her daughter who embark on a pleasant country drive to research her ancestors when a sudden storm drives them in an unexpected direction. Stranded and alone, an isolated cabin seems to offer refuge, but within those timbered walls more threats await. Rachel's troubles in the present are woven together with a family embroiled in the Civil War and the lives they touch on their journey to freedom. Lives are imperiled, and a dawning realization changes Rachel's life forever.

A Line of Shorts:   A Line of Shorts is a collection of heartwarming stories for readers of all ages. This buffet of tales spans the years from the time of the Civil War to the present  ranging from fact to fantasy with characters dealing with relationships both good and bad.
* a dying boys last wish...
* a traumatized girl finds her voice
* a young Civil War soldier heads to war
* a woman learns of her past in an unusual encounter
* including award-winning story, “A Fair-E-Tale”   









By Victoria Trifu:
Feel Free to FlyFeel Free to Fly is a coming of age novel involving a teenage girl going through the motions of adolescence. The main character Rachel, surrounds herself with friends, clings to her unconventional family and struggles to find her own happiness. Every teenage girl has one thing on her mind and that is boys. Rachel finds herself infatuated with two of her classmates which couldn't be more different. She believes if one of them could love her then she wouldn't be so “crazy.” Blue and yellow birds haunt Rachel and follow her through her teenage years and into her life as a married woman. These birds teach her a very important lesson on life...

By Joanne  Liggan:     
Heir of Deception:  Based on the fact that our actions have far-reaching consequences, Heir of Deception is the beginning of a family saga trilogy. Rachel Brittain’s life, by no fault of her own, is turned upside down by things her parents did before she was born; things that seemed harmless at the time, but came back to haunt her and threatened to destroy her life. Rachel is the heir of her parents’ deception, but there are others caught in this web of dishonesty—and one of them is willing to commit murder.
 
Air of Truth:  In Liggan’s second novel of the trilogy, Air of Truth, the family saga continues. It’s 20 years later, and Rachel’s daughter, Brianna Chavis, is now searching for her place in the world. In her journey, she encounters a world where things are not always as they appear. On a trip to New Mexico in an attempt to escape her troubles at home, she stumbles into a situation filled with espionage, UFO’s, unusual belief systems, and questionable friendships. 
 
Err at Sea: The trilogy is complete with the February 2012 publication of Err at Sea. The year is 2030 and much has changed in the past few decades, both in this family and in the world. But even with all the advances in technology and government agencies, corruption remains a threat. Brianna's son, Jacob, is on the fast track to a successful life when an abduction from a cruise ship tears his world apart.

An uncomplicated easy-to-follow New Testament Bible Study:  Journey through the New Testament, exploring the period and setting in which the letters were written, as well as the circumstances of the authors when they wrote them. This series of studies begins with the earliest written letters, following the writers through their travels and trials until the last book was composed. Each verse is explained in context with the times in an attempt to stay true to the author's intent.



By Kathy Mix:


Secret Stranger:  Kelly Salinger and Clay McCarthy are as different as satin and stone. She is a peace-loving resort owner seeking a refuge where she can heal the scars of her past. He has amnesia, and every clue to his identity suggests he's been pursuing a life of crime. The only thing they have in common is that they are trapped on a remote Bahamian island with a gang of dangerous jewel thieves. Kelly and Clay discover opposites do attract. But will this gentle woman and the gun-toting stranger she found unconscious on her beach live long enough to learn that their contrasting views are less important than their love?

 

A Trade Wind Season:  Traditional romance from Avalon Books. Check out an excerpt from this book by clicking on the title.

 
Deadly Paradise:   Alicia Kincade's two-year-old son is onboard her ex-husband's airplane when it vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle. The authorities find no trace of the airplane and presume they're dead, but Alicia is determined to continue searching.
Brash pilot Jake Dawson accepts a seach charter but vows to stay detached from Alicia and her problems. Yet every day he flies over the Bahamas with her by his side puts him closer to losing his objectivity.
When clues indicate the boy is alive and mysterious accidents hint someone wants Alicia dead, Jake resolves to protect her at any cost. He may run from love, but he won't run from trouble.
Although Alicia refuses to be distracted from her search by Jake's advances, she must team up with him to stay alive and save her child. Soon they find the danger to their lives is real, but so is the danger to their hearts.

 
 River of Fear:   After ten years shouldering heavy responsibilities as her siblings' guardian, fern farmer Annie Brenton yearns for an exciting and carefree future. Despite the repeated threats of a stalker, she refuses to cower in her house and compromise her long-awaited freedom. When widower Luke Erickson and his two young children turn to Annie for help and she takes them into her home, she believes her financial worries and stalker problems are solved. Instead, the stalker ratchets up his violence, and her developing feelings for Luke turn her world upside down. As Luke's past suddenly catches up to them, Annie is forced to make an impossible choice. Is loving a wandering sailor and his children worth the sacrifice of her freedom and the risk of a broken heart?



 A sizzling bolt of lightning and a jellyfish send a ninth century boy
 on a multi-lifetime course. Nature’s power and the genetic material
 of the immortal jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, rearrange young
 Branac of Hvar’s DNA. Sixty years later, Branac approaches death
 and fades into nothingness, to his surprise his body reforms, but to his regret, he returns as a teenage boy.  
Tentacles of Time employs history and futuristic predictions by following a journey through Viking times, Medieval Europe, the Crusades, the Jamestown settlement, the Revolutionary War, and the future. The never-ending man has been an assassin, a monk, a man who abandons his family, and an honorable father. In the thousand-year trip to the future, he survives the plague, fights alongside George Washington, meets Abe Lincoln, and helps murder a Saint. He is a patriot, a womanizer, and a beacon of hope. Wick Fowler’s amazing life spreads through time, not unlike the drifting tentacles of the Turritopsis dohrnii, which provided bits of its DNA to create the immortal man.

  
Published by Asylett Press - A story of two men, their wars, and loves. Both grow and mature in crucibles of conflict, the Civil War and World War Two. It is an epic tale told and lived by two men who represent different eras. One is a ninety-four year old veteran of the American Civil War; the other is his great-grandson, who is growing up in 1940. The old man begins his story with his enlistment at the age of fourteen.  The boy listens carefully as he stands at the brink of another crucial time in America’s history. The Civil War and World War Two sagas follow the Fifty-Fifth Ohio Volunteer Regiment of 1861 to 1865, and the Marine Raiders in the Pacific. The story uncovers two love stories amongst the misery of war, the love between grandfather and grandson, and their love for the women who guide them. It is an account told through the eyes of ordinary men who stood tall at a time when their country needed them.

A Voice from the River – Monongahela, a romantic coming of age story, published in 2001.

Little Sisters of War is about a women’s college lacrosse team from the Shenandoah Valley who desperately tries to reach a championship, published 2002.

Kill by Numb3rs, a mystery/thriller published in December 2009.
If you like mystery novels, you’ll have fun with this one. It has enough red herrings and twists to keep readers hooked from beginning to end.


By Sheila Talley: 

Eyes Like My Own:  Who would guess that Celie O'Neil, a well-repected elementary school teacher, has a secret? As Celie confronts her past and meets the child she was pressured to place for adoption years ago, she learns about herself and the relationships that have affected her life. During the process, Celie meets a man she knows she could love, if only she could open her heart.

 

Beloved Place:  Sister Elaine Kelly has an opportunity to study in Rome. By taking this step her entire life will change. Beloved Place is a warm and upbeat romantic story that shows faith to be meaningful in everyday situations and relationships.