A Slice of Bread & Jam

A Slice of Bread & Jam
1815 votes, 4.92 avg. rating (98% score)

A Slice of Bread & Jam by Tommy Rattigan

Hulme, Manchester 1963

Hulme was probably one of the largest slum-come-demolition sites in the whole of Manchester, with its blighted wastelands, Victorian slums, dark streets and derelict houses and factories. Every day, we would find the heavy bulldozers hard at work, doing what the blitz of 1940 had done to the city of Manchester but had failed to do to Hulme and the neighbouring towns. There seemed to be a sense of urgency – a keenness – to eradicate all evidence of the Victorian era and innumerable smoking chimneys, which had blocked out the sun and poisoned the air-and our lungs. And so the mills and the factories and the slums, would constantly meet their fate, as day after day the blighted landscape around us, steadily became more blighted by the high-rise curved tower blocks and their concrete pedestrian walkways above the streets. This new regeneration plan for Hulme, had an ugliness about it, which the  grownups said was all too reminiscent of a Communist country, though they’d never said, which country they’d been talking about. The neighbourliness inherited from bygone years had been slowly deteriorating for a long while, along with its sense of community, as a new concrete jungle steadily rose up, as did its new and more sinister culture, The Cresents.

I hope to take you with me on my journeys throughout this one particular year, 1963, living with my family of fourteen others in a three up two down Victorian slum in Hulme, leading up to my encounter with Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, and to share with you, my thoughts, my feelings, and the unbearable overwhelming instinct which had bore down on me, to go! Get out!

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Larry Flynn

1620 votes, 4.98 avg. rating (99% score)


Larry Flynn is an old man literally dying on his feet. When a new American ambassador arrives in Dublin old wounds are opened that start Larry off on a quest for revenge way beyond his ability. Events sparked by the building of a secret airstrip in Tipperary in 1943, led to tragedy in Larry’s early life and forced him to carry a dark secret and a spite filled heart almost to the grave. With nearly all hope of revenge lost, an opportunity to finally get back at the family he believes to be responsible for his life long suffering lands in his lap. The question is, has it come too late? Add in the involvement of a ruthless Dublin crime gang and Larry Flynn is a dynamic action filled thriller like no other. Larry Flynn will rock you on your heels and keep you on your toes. You’ve never met anyone quite like him and you will certainly never forget Larry Flynn.LF2.jpg

Author(s)
Max Power

Bad Blood

1562 votes, 4.97 avg. rating (99% score)


BB2.jpgWhen lawyer Carol Berkley visits a man on death row, who has not spoken one word from the time of his arrest and right through his trial, she is shocked by his first spoken words. James Delaney is a man sentenced for one murder, but it turns out that he may be the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known. When James despatches Carol to find a priest, a priest with a secret, she becomes tangled in a web of murder, blackmail and revenge, as her life spirals out of control. Father Martin Doyle thought he had left a terrible secret behind him in Ireland, but when Carol turns up at his church in a poor Miami neighbourhood, he is forced to travel back home to confront the demons of his past and discover even more sinister new ones. With a hurricane looming large off the Florida coast, James knows that there is a far more dangerous storm brewing. The arrival of new prison officer Elias Wainwright means that James will never make it to his official execution date, without the help of Carol Berkley and the priest with a very particular secret. Time is running out for James and he has a secret of his own that may change everything. But some secrets should be kept in the family.

Author(s)
Max Power

The Little Black Book

915 votes, 4.96 avg. rating (99% score)

It was described as a literary EP on the author’s website. The Little Black Book is a pocket book of four short stories, each dealing with self identity through a magical/supernatural filter. It is a gritty, short read, with powerful imagery.

The Dark Side of Chemistry

200 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (96% score)

When Trent is given orders to leave his lab and to deploy to Afghanistan to test a highly confidential and dangerous serum which he has developed, Skyla can’t shake the feeling that the life she has with strong, dependable, loving, Trent is about to irrevocably change.

Her fears are soon realized when an unknown enemy, intent on revenge, grabs hold of hers, Trent’s and Trent’s unpredictable brother Jensen’s lives and plays puppet master.

A dangerous formula, a well kept secret, love and passion will change the course of three people’s lives more than they would ever have dreamed, or feared, possible.

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Marriage: Convenient or Covenant

180 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (96% score)

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This book is design to take married couples and couples ready to get married through the scriptures. When you are done reading this book, you will know whether your relationship is out of convenience or if you are in a covenant. Let us study what God has to say before we let the world at our relationship.

“Now let me deal with this part straightforward: don’t always be a waiter hater. What I mean by this is that you’re the one always waiting for your spouse to make a move. When they don’t, you get upset or go into the “They don’t love me” or “Am I still attractive?” phases. Because they may have overlooked who you are (male/female), doesn’t mean you should. This may be the time for you to take back what’s missing and remind your spouse what they’re missing. ”

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The Survivors

171 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (92% score)

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Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet.

“This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? …hello? Is anyone out there?

“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us… Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”

From dangerous trips into dark, apocalyptic cities, to patriotic rescues and furious revelations, Life After War is an action-packed fantasy series where those left alive must come to terms with their mistakes in the old world, while fighting for a place in the new one. Life After War. Magic and Reality blended into a post-apocalyptic fantasy series that you won’t ever forget.

Summary in 20 words or less:

An action adventure quest, with a supernatural romance, and many other subplots, set during the aftermath of the apocalypse.

What can you expect to discover in this fantasy series?

  • The End of the World, up close and full of apocalyptic horror.
  • A government conspiracy that caused the apocalypse.
  • An adventure into the wastelands to find family, supplies, and safety.
  • A supernatural romance with a dangerous secret about a child’s parentage and a love strong enough to survive nuclear armageddon.
  • An invasion, ambushes, attacks from nature and man-guns and magic!
  • A refugee camp with very different laws, picking up those who have survived.
  • A hero you will love, even as you ponder the secrets that could lose him leadership.
  • A witch, a doctor, a government storm tracker, a star, and three Marines struggling to keep their people alive and together as they prepare to defend themselves against Cesar’s slavers.
  • A constant battle for survival that includes deadly trips into decaying American cities, insanity, relics of the past, and ghosts that stalk their every move.

The Survivors (book one) has been a bestseller on multiple retailers in fantasy series, dark fantasy, science fiction series, action adventure, and horror. It has been downloaded more than 300K times. Get yours today! This way, please…

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  • “Set along the lines of The Stand and The Postman, this is a chilling vision of the collapse of all society and the rebirth of a nation by those who survived. It’s so much more than just another fantasy series.”

 

The Yankee Chef

The Yankee Chef
147 votes, 4.84 avg. rating (96% score)

The Yankee Chef by Jim Bailey

 

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A fantastically, simple comfort food Cookbook by renowned food columnist Chef Jim Bailey

http://www.amazon.com/The-Yankee-Chef-Every-Kitchen/dp/076434191X

Beltamar’s War

119 votes, 4.96 avg. rating (99% score)

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Utterly obedient to Six Divine Laws, the Seizen are an ancient culture whose history covers almost four millennia.

On their second entry into Malmaxa all Seizen undergo the final rite of passage to adulthood, in which they are bound to a Chukrah in the Eternal Match. The Chukrah bond is fateful, permanent, personal, and so sacred it is deemed to be an inviolate personal secret. Indeed, beyond the clearly visible color of every Chukrah, a societal tenet prohibits disclosing the unique nature of one’s Chukrah.

Unbeknownst to the Seizen, they are on the verge of extinction. An Eternal Conflict with a mysterious, ancient enemy has seen their numbers dwindle from millions to less than fifty thousand at the time in which Beltamar’s War is set.

The Scribes, a rare subset of the Artisan class, are the only Seizen aware of these dire circumstances. However, their role as lore-keepers is Chukrah-granted. This understanding ensures they obey the tenet of secrecy, thus the Seizen have remained oblivious to their impending demise.

Until an un-matched child named Liaju has a series of prophetic dreams.

Until now…

Author(s)
C.G.Ayling

Father of Lies

110 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (91% score)

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The Templars’ Last Days

94 votes, 4.47 avg. rating (89% score)

  1. It’s the 13th October 1307. Friday the thirteenth in fact. And the arrest of key Templar Knights, under the orders of King Philip IV, marks the beginning of the end for this Christian Order. But how did it come to this? What happened to the Templar treasure? Why are the Templar vaults empty? Why is the Templar Fleet no longer at La Rochelle? And just where has the Holy Grail been laid to rest?

The Templars’ Last Days answers these questions, by taking you through those dramatic few months in France, with its rich descriptions bringing to life the excitement and the intense manoeuvring and posturing behind the scenes as the negotiations reach their final conclusion – to devastating effect.

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Author(s)
David Scott

A Song of Ice and Fire

91 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (96% score)

A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin

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George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin–dubbed the “American Tolkien” by Time magazine–has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.”

http://www.amazon.com/George-Hardcover-featuring-Thrones-Exclusive/dp/0307292134

Too True for Lies: A Child’s Story

64 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (97% score)

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A Child’s Story is memories transformed into an exciting story that impacts all of your emotions. Too True For Lies has volumes of twist and turns. It will make you look back and forth through the pages and you will say at the end “No Way!” The main character David tells his story as he struggles through an ever changing environment. We can agree life isn’t all ways trouble-free but it has more than its share of troubles for the child that goes through it in the absence of an adult.

 

“I wondered why the sex in those books looked a lot different than the other books. These books had pictures of famous cartoons. I remember looking at pictures of Betty Boop, Superman, and Archie and the Gang. In one of these books, I remember that the people were having sex everywhere. One boy accidentally stuck another boy in the butt. I thought that was weird.”

Oh boy!

Author(s)
Stephen D. Matthews

Buckle My shoe

59 votes, 4.54 avg. rating (90% score)

Buckle My shoe by Maureen Flynn

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They say that a ghost haunts the halls of the stately Winnipeg Hotel. Detective Steve Ascot is skeptical about that, but there’s no question a dead body is lying in the elevator. Buckle My Shoe, Maureen Flynn’s debut novel for Pemmican, weaves a mystery set among the streets of a Winnipeg you won’t forget.

http://www.amazon.com/Buckle-My-Shoe-Maureen-Flynn/dp/1894717813

Point Of No Return

57 votes, 4.68 avg. rating (93% score)

The significance of the noose left hanging outside James Palmer’s barn is obvious to everyone in the village. When threats turn to violence DCI Peter Hatherall has to unmask a master of disguise determined to have their revenge.

 

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The Rosie Project

56 votes, 4.81 avg. rating (96% score)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday…

The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier’s award for an unpublished fiction manuscript. It is rightly widely acclaimed as a witty, amusing and sensitive story of life and love.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Project-Don-Tillman-ebook/dp/B00B2FLDRQ

Brain Tumours for Dummys

51 votes, 4.55 avg. rating (91% score)

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Thinking nothing of an epileptic seizure, my carefree and single-thinking lifestyle continued as usual. That was until the results of the scan. A brain tumour stopped me in my tracks. Suddenly I had to rely on others. Moving out of my crime-ridden area was supposed to be a positive move towards recovery following the most mind bending experience of “awake” brain surgery. But Sarah and I couldn’t have been more wrong. Our new home was in the flat beneath the neighbours from hell. Radiotherapy may have been easy if it hadn’t been for the scum determined to make our lives a misery, sending me to the brink of despair. With a lifestyle that featured an unhealthy amount of alcohol and facing up to my addictions and self-loathing, the early grave was looking more likely than the millionaire life I dreamed of.

Getting back to work and experiencing new cultures helped to put me back on track. Rather than dwell on my own self-pity I drew inspiration from the world and people around me until finally I’d gotten hold of a normal life. A normal life that didn’t last long. The townships in Africa, the petrol bombings, murders and car crashes that I’d witnessed in such a small space of time; none of them came close to the next chapter in my life. Finding out I would be a dad was one thing, but triplets? The path forward from there on in would prove to be chaotic but truly magical. The joys of a becoming a triplet father from that astonishing moment of the baby scan through to the events of the birth and beyond, coupled with the devastating deaths of good friends taught me the true meaning of life.

But all that was the easy bit…

Blurline

50 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (97% score)

Blurline by T.W.Lawless

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Hard-living Aussie journo, Peter Clancy, is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.
But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society.
Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?

http://www.amazon.com/Blurline-Peter-Clancy-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00UA0WX4Q/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

If I Left

45 votes, 4.49 avg. rating (89% score)

If I Left by Ajay Joseph
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Jasmine’s life has started to change. She feels alone and has been told that she’s never going to be good enough. All Jasmine wants is to be someone else, but knows that it’s never going to happen. And it gets to the point where she wants to end her life. Adam has been best friends with Jasmine for ten years. After noticing this change in her life, he gets a chance to tell her how special she really is and that her life is not a mistake. Despite having his own life, Adam does his best to be there for Jasmine and help her stay alive. Written by Ajay Joseph, If I Left, is a moving story about a boy and a girl who learn that friendship can overcome anything.

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A Fatal Façade

44 votes, 4.16 avg. rating (83% score)

A Fatal Façade by Linda M James
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A FATAL FACADE is a crime thriller focusing on the lives of four people who become involved with Paolo Cellini, a 30-year-old wealthy art dealer who is killed in his marbled bathroom in Chelsea, London. Each person is linked to Cellini in unusual ways: his lover, Bianca Vella, a Maltese nightclub-singer who worships him; Rico Batas, his Filipino nightclub-manager who hates him; his other lover, Angelica Logan, a woman with too many terrible secrets and Jack Bradley, an ex-DCI, who needs to redeem himself to his family and his colleagues by discovering the truth about the life and death of Cellini. Jacks obsessive search takes him down dark, disturbing avenues into the secret lives of these people who are almost crushed under the weight of Cellinis narcissistic personality. Jack knows that one of them killed him but even he is stunned by the secrets he unearths. The novel explores the universal themes of human frailty and our need to find forgiveness. For what man or woman can honestly say I have never done anything wrong.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fatal-Façade-crime-thriller/dp/1782791027/ref=la_B0034Q5DNQ_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422288598&sr=1-6

The Goldfinch

43 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (87% score)

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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It’s hard to articulate just how much–and why–The Goldfinch held such power for me as a reader. Always a sucker for a good boy-and-his-mom story, I probably was taken in at first by the cruelly beautiful passages in which 13-year-old Theo Decker tells of the accident that killed his beloved mother and set his fate. But even when the scene shifts–first Theo goes to live with his schoolmate’s picture-perfect (except it isn’t) family on Park Avenue, then to Las Vegas with his father and his trashy wife, then back to a New York antiques shop–I remained mesmerized. Along with Boris, Theo’s Ukrainian high school sidekick, and Hobie, one of the most wonderfully eccentric characters in modern literature, Theo–strange, grieving, effete, alcoholic and often not close to honorable Theo–had taken root in my heart. Still, The Goldfinch is more than a 700-plus page turner about a tragic loss: it’s also a globe-spanning mystery about a painting that has gone missing, an examination of friendship, and a rumination on the nature of art and appearances. Most of all, it is a sometimes operatic, often unnerving and always moving chronicle of a certain kind of life. “Things would have turned out better if she had lived,” Theo said of his mother, fourteen years after she died. An understatement if ever there was one, but one that makes the selfish reader cry out: Oh, but then we wouldn’t have had this brilliant book! –Sara Nelson

http://www.amazon.com/The-Goldfinch-Donna-Tartt/dp/0316055433/ref=zg_bs_books_1

Luminescence: Memoirs of a Blood Hunter

42 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (83% score)

Since the 17th Century, legends, stories and folkloric accounts of these mythological beings have fascinated and enthralled humanity. No one place or historical period during these decades can lay claim to their origins or if indeed they really do exist. But they have tantalised and captivated us for generations. Come on a journey that begins in a bathhouse in Ancient Greece in 383 BC and traverses the Mediterranean to the Isles of Greece and beyond. Journey through time and experience the violent confrontations and erotic encounters all the way to the splendour, colour and excitement of London, Paris and Italy in the mid 19th century. Experience the throbbing of bloodlust – for power – for revenge – for power – even for love, as our narrator, this dark hero of torment and desire makes his journey through eternity.
Meet the slayers and the helpers, the protectors and the prey. Feel the elation, the despair and the relentless hunger that drives an immortal soul.

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The Crucified Lady

40 votes, 4.48 avg. rating (89% score)

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Inspector Jeremy Adams is assigned by Scotland Yard to investigate the horrific murder of a reclusive aristocrat.
Although helped by local police sergeant Mary Bright, his job is complicated by an ambitious local detective with connections in high places.
A second death, hundreds of miles away, is thought to be suicide, but the inspector believes otherwise, and uncovers a secret that makes him think both crimes have been solved.
They have not, and the inspector realizes he must unravel multiple plots with a common goal, that causes a tragedy of ‘biblical proportions’

 

The Seventh Soul

40 votes, 4.37 avg. rating (87% score)

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Her mom just died, and for Lenora Kelley, life is fragmented, miserable. Especially after Lenora and her father, Tom, move to Cambridge, England. A fresh start was what they expected. What they got was a terrifying nightmare.
Frosted breath on mirrored glass, disembodied voices, mysterious footsteps, and icy caresses await her. A sinister entity haunts her. Add to that the lapses into trances, horrific nightmares, and flashes of lives gone past. A newly-discovered and terrifying power grows within her.
As the spirit grows increasingly dangerous, Tom brings in the Cambridge Society for the Paranormal (CSP), a secret, world-renowned society comprised of an occultist, an aura seer, a clairvoyant, and a medium. Lenora joins this eclectic group to sharpen her psychic abilities and eliminate the evil spirit threatening her life.
Research uncovers the entity’s chilling past, taking Lenora into the early 1900s and the life of a young orphan turned murderer. She soon learns that she is the Seventh Soul and is faced with two choices: let the entity take her life, or take her own life to escape an eternity in torment. But then, it will take the life of another.
In the midst of her struggle, Lenora falls in love with two men: Ian, the handsome medium with CSP, and a mystifying stranger who haunts her dreams and mesmerizes her reality. But, will she live long enough to decide?
Author(s)
M.L. Harveland
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Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

38 votes, 4.37 avg. rating (87% score)

Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

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“Without this child, we shall all die.” Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Northern-Lights-His-Dark-Materials/dp/1407130226

The Girl on the Train

37 votes, 4.81 avg. rating (96% score)

girlontrainRachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

Haunted History of Kalamzoo

36 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (91% score)

Haunted History of Kalamzoo by Nicole Bray

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Kalamazoo’s violent and often anguished history has given way to myriad ghostly tales surrounding some of the town’s most prominent places. From the tortured souls roaming the Asylum Lake Preserve to the infamous suicide of the amateur actress Thelma, who reputedly haunts the Civic Auditorium to this day, it is no small wonder that the town is filled with apparitions longing to make their stories and their presence known. In this startlingly spooky collection of tales, ghost hunters Bray and DuShane gather stories from legend, lore and residents alike that bring new meaning to the age-old adage ‘seeing is believing.’

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The Chronocar

34 votes, 4.79 avg. rating (95% score)

Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine—called a Chronocar—160x107-Chronocar.jpgwhich was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s . Since the technology required to build the Chronocar did not yet exist, the paper and its brilliant writer faded into obscurity.

A century later, a young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers the journal article and decides to build a Chronocar so he can travel back to 1919 to meet the black scientist he hopes to emulate. Unfortunately, time is not on his side. Dr. Johnson is living in Chicago’s Black Belt with his beautiful daughter—and Tony arrives just in time for the bloodiest race riot in the city’s history. Can Tony use the Chronocar to save his new friends, or will his attempt forever alter the future he hopes to return to?

Author(s)
Steve Bellinger

Go Set a Watchman

34 votes, 4.68 avg. rating (93% score)

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past – a journey that can be guided only by one’s own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision – a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Go-Set-Watchman-Harper-Lee/dp/1785150286

The Book of Branding: A Christian’s Guide to SUCCESSFULLY Creating and Growing a Business

32 votes, 4.66 avg. rating (93% score)

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Branding has become a buzz word in the business world. It is used by everyone from emerging entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies to churches but few understand what it really means. This book will take you through the steps of creating and growing a successful brand that everyone will love. The Bible believing business owner will appreciate and become inspired by discovering the Christian principles that align with ethical marketing practices. It is time to step out of your box and go to the next level. Do not let fear immobilize you. God has provided the tools necessary for you to reach excellence and “The Book of Branding: A Christian’s Guide to Successfully Creating and Marketing a Business” is one of them.

Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow

32 votes, 4.72 avg. rating (94% score)

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Brother and sister James and Mandy are spending a winter weekend at a cabin with their lively German shepherd, Rosco. Rosco has never experienced snow before and now he will get the chance to romp around in it, high in the mountains. The kids will build snowmen and brave a steep sledding hill. But will a mysterious visitor bring trouble? And will Rosco’s curious nature spoil the weekend for the kids, or will it save the day? Find out in this heartwarming, wintry, family adventure.

Author(s)
Shana Gorian

Carly

31 votes, 4.81 avg. rating (96% score)

Carly tells the police that her neighbour, James Andres had been stalking her,  he killed her family and kidnapped her, and that she has killed him. However, she refuses to Carly_Kindle.jpgreveal where the body is.
Once in custody, Carly agrees to a meeting with a female reporter, Vanessa St John. Carly insists she tells the whole story in her words. She talks about the dog and the box, but where are the dog and the box now?
Vanessa St John appears to have her own agenda as the tension builds in both of the women seated opposite each other, over a small metal table.

 

The Martian

28 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (97% score)
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“Andy Weir’s masterpiece!” (Tom Hanks, Twitter)

“Watney’s gallows humour and his brushes with death as he uses every ounce of his intelligence and astronaut’s training to claw his way out of the pit will have you laughing and gasping by turns. I read this book in a weekend. I didn’t think I’d have the time to – but Andy Weir’s edge-of-the-seat storytelling didn’t leave me any choice.” (Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club)

“Andy Weir’s terrific ‘lost in space’ novel is an absolute page turner from first to last … Tautly-written, full of extraordinary and fascinating detail about life in a frozen red desert so far from home, The Martian is one of the best thrillers either of us has read in years. Highly recommended.” (Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club)

“The best book I’ve read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, The Martian is everything you want from a novel.” (Hugh Howey New York Times bestselling author of Wool)

“Accomplished…believable but suspenseful as [Watney] battles against the odds for survival” (The Guardian)

Book Description

The Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be a major Ridley Scott movie starring Matt Damon

About the Author

ANDY WEIR has always been fascinated by space travel and, like most kids growing up, wanted to be an astronaut. At the age of fifteen he was hired as a programmer for a national laboratory and worked as a software engineer before channelling his creativity into writing fiction.

His book – The Martian – has gone on to become a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick, winning multiple international awards.

The Martian is now also a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.

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Andy Weir

Fateful Misconceptions

25 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (96% score)

Fateful Misconceptions by Steven J Smith & Edward Prosser

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Fateful Misconceptions’ is a collection of 7 diverse short stories; spanning different eras, multiple genres and numerous continents. At times; poignant, emotional and passionate, in parts; deceitful, ironic or laced with dark humour. All contain a fateful decision which drives each story forward with the resulting and sometimes surprising consequences for our characters. Award winning stories from established author, Steven J Smith, entwine comfortably with the fresh approach of new writer; Edward Prosser. The combined work adds considerable depth and dimension to create a truly thought provoking series of tales for the reader to enjoy and contemplate long after finishing the book.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fateful-Misconceptions-Mr-Steven-Smith/dp/1502732335/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413646257&sr=1-1&keywords=fateful+misconceptions

Shadow Over Avalon

24 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (96% score)

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Arthur returns to save mankind. In the far future no holds are barred. Throw down the gauntlet and let battle begin.

22 Chapters

24 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (92% score)

22 Chapters by I Cosmina Miscu
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Vendetta is not for the weak, it’s for the great! This book gives mafia a 21st century twist. It encapsulates the struggles of the modern man in overcoming tragedies, and it brings love, passion and crime into an amalgam. All characters are moulded to create an array of personalities with contradictory traits. Their lives are studied by Elizabeth, a young psychologist that plans the course of their lives, their escape from routine and compliance. The story travels from the wealthy to a poor village, from the mansion to the care home, from Italy to England and from New York to London. With a boom of diversity and deviant behaviour, the book tells a story of revenge in today’s London, or does it?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/22-Chapters-I-Cosmina-Miscu-ebook/dp/B00WOM7SK2/

Yohannes Ishi

22 votes, 3.68 avg. rating (74% score)

Yohannes Ishi by Nabse Bamato

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Born in Ethiopia, but adopted by a British couple, Yohannes grows up far from his cultural roots. Following the death of his adoptive mother, he is persuaded to return to the beautiful, yet seemingly impossible nation, to take on a teaching job.

With no memories of the land of his birth and no knowledge of the language or culture, Yohannes finds himself a virtual stranger. He meets a whole raft of interesting characters, each with their own story to tell, including Abeba, who helps him not only to learn about his country, but also to make discoveries about himself.

Yohannes Ishi is a light read, but, at the same time, it paints vivid pictures of contemporary Ethiopia and successfully explores issues of identity and belonging. It is full of memorable and, often humorous, characters and evocative locations. While introducing you to, or reminding you of, Addis Ababa it will certainly raise a smile or two along the way.

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Professor Habershaw’s Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups

20 votes, 4.85 avg. rating (97% score)

 

The world-famous Habershaw Traveling Sideshow Company makes its way to various small towns. No one really sees it coming but somehow the show makes its way to your hometown one evening in June. Having lost your job, you find the HELP WANTED sign to be both convenient and enticing. You already love oddities and sideshows, so becoming an assistant to the infamous Professor Harold J. Habershaw would be a dream come true. He’s a rather eccentric gentleman, and it seems there’s no reason for you to second-guess your decision. That is, until you discover his latest sideshow attraction appropriately called, “PROFESSOR HABERSHAW’S FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS.”
Each tale has been carefully collected by Professor Habershaw himself for many years. Some stories are good while others would shock the most timid person.

Be warned, my friends. Anyone who enters this particular attraction never exits, and there’s a reason. Professor Habershaw’s always on the lookout for new muses for his ever-growing collection of bizarre fairy tales.

And if you’re not careful, you could become his next greatest story yet to be told.

The Russian Sleep Experiment

19 votes, 4.84 avg. rating (96% score)

The Russian Sleep Experiment

Four political prisoners living in a 1940s Siberian POW camp volunteer to be Subjects in a Soviet Military experiment. They are promised freedom in exchange for completing the exercise. In return they must endure 30 days without sleep, fuelled by Gas 76-IA.

RSE-Cover-spread-v17-kindle-2560-1600.jpgThe longer the experimentees endure insomnia, the more they deteriorate. Words and pleasantries break down until they turn on each other. Researchers look on, neutral, and take notes for the super soldier applications possible with this new, wonder drug. One researcher, Luka, stands alone in believing the experiment needs to be stopped before irreversible damage is done but is he too late?

The Subjects no longer want the Gas switched off…

Illustrations by award-winning graphic artist Daniel Tyka.

Crimson Forest

19 votes, 4.89 avg. rating (97% score)

Crimson Forest by Christine Gabriel

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“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.”

Eighteen-year-old Angelina Adams had every intention of taking that advice. She had no desire to disappear into the trees as so many hunters had done. But when her mother is brutally murdered in their home, and the attacker comes for her, she has no choice but to flee into the blood-red woodland that claimed her father’s life years before.

There she meets Nicolai, a handsome, mysterious stranger who vows to protect her from the dark forces bent on destroying her life. But can he be trusted? Is he who he says he is, or will he simply take what he wants from her and move on? Angelina soon realizes that nothing is as it seems in the Crimson Forest, a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and legend fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales thrive, nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered.

http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Forest-Chronicles-1/dp/0990338983/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428014706&sr=8-1&keywords=crimson+forest

Infinite Sky

19 votes, 4.54 avg. rating (91% score)

Infinite Sky by C J Flood
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A truly beautiful book about the summer that changed one girl’s life, as her mum leaves home, travellers set up camp in the family’s field, her older brother goes off the rails, and she falls in love for the very first time. Opening with a funeral, Iris is mourning the boy in the casket – but who is it? Sam, her tearaway brother, or Trick, her tentative boyfriend? Over one long hot summer, we find out just how their three lives were turned upside-down.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infinite-Sky-C-J-Flood/dp/085707802X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370858416&sr=8-1&keywords=Infinite+sky

Dreamcatcher Chronicles: Little Girl Lost

18 votes, 4.44 avg. rating (89% score)

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The Apothecary’s Daughter

16 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (91% score)

The Apothecary’s Daughter by Charlotte Betts

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A debut novel from an exciting new voice in historical romance set in bustling, malodorous London at the time of the plague, just before the Great Fire of 1666.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Apothecarys-Daughter-ebook/dp/B00550NYIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377671874&sr=8-1&keywords=the+apothecary's+daughter

Awakening OF A Seer

14 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (97% score)

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What else does Mr. Waid have up his sleeve. His first book My Paranormal Journey: One Man’s Obsession grabbed you by the arm and it never let go of you. His second book touches your heart and opens your mind. His abilities grow right in front of your eyes. From first seeing things that are connected to his job to working behind scenes on real missing person cases. He tells you how energies can effect you and your family. He gets tested by other people who are interested in what he is doing. Even though he fails the test he moves on to learn more about his amazing abilities. His gifts advances to connecting with past lives and passed loved ones. I promise you will not want to put this book down.

The Sword of Kuromori

14 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)

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Kenny Blackwood arrives in Tokyo to spend the summer with his father and is stunned to discover a destiny he had never dreamed of when he finds himself in the middle of a hidden war that is about to explode. Racing against an impossible deadline, Kenny must find the fabled Sword of Heaven and use it to prevent the disaster. But a host of terrifying monsters is out to destroy him, and success will come at a price. With clever, fearless, sarcastic Kiyomi at his side, Kenny must negotiate the worlds of modern and mythic Japan to find the lost sword, before it’s too late.

Author(s)
Jason Rohan

Landing in Eden

14 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (89% score)

Landing in Eden by Jae Mazer

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How do you punish evil?
When the apple taints completely…
Mike McCallister leads a normal, peacefully boring existence. He lives in a quiet little town, has a good job, a very close friend, and is blissfully married to the love of his life. Aside from a rocky relationship with his institutionalized father, all is well in Mike’s world.

Everything changes when his community suffers from their first brutal murder. It sends him on a violent journey wildly blurring reality and fantasy.

Mike, and those doomed to ride this journey with him, grapple with unspeakable horrors as they embark on a mission to make sense of the evil that is plaguing their once peaceful town.

Landing in Eden is the story of a bizarre crime that escalates into a rollercoaster ride becoming the worst supernatural horror your nightmares can conjure.

http://www.amazon.com/Landing-Eden-How-punish-evil-ebook/dp/B00U1GEG80/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1439574176&sr=1-1&keywords=Jae+Mazer

The Fishermen

13 votes, 4.48 avg. rating (90% score)

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

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In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family

Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river they encounter a madman, who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact – both tragic and redemptive – will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers. Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the best new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation’s masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.

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