My Mother’s Kitchen: A novel with recipes

My Mother’s Kitchen: A novel with recipes by Meera Ekkanath Klein

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“My Mother’s Kitchen” is an enchanting place filled with promise, change and good food.  If the weathered walls of this magical room could talk they would tell the story of Meena and her childhood life. Meena’s story takes place in the fictional town of Mahagiri, nestled in the mountains of south India. Meena narrates the events of her life with humor, energy and innocence. Each chapter is a slice in her young life and depicts her spunk and youthful spirit. A visit to the local Fruit and Flower Show becomes an adventure as told by Meena. Her distress at finding out that her aunt’s dark secret or her joy of making a new friend are all told in her naïve, yet pure voice. Her mother is a central character in her life and it is no wonder that the kitchen is a special place of healing and rejuvenation, not only for Meena but for other characters like Kashi and Ayah.
“My Mother’s Kitchen” is a delectable read that brings the smells and tastes of a south Indian kitchen to life. Each chapter ends with a recipe from amma’s (mother) kitchen. Easy recipes like Mother’s Lemon Rice or Aviyal (vegetable stew) are an additional delight to this deceptively unsophisticated tale of growing up. Come into “My Mother’s Kitchen” for tasty meals, quirky characters and innocent pleasures of childhood.

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Firefly

Firefly by Belle Whittington
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“The darkest days are ahead of us,” Andrew whispered as the drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her, growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could do was accept the inevitable.

“I’ve become a freak … an alien. I no longer belong to the human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never to give her up. “I’d stay in this darkness forever as long as I could be with you.  Wherever you are … that’s my home.” Everett meant every word. In fact, he’d willingly give up his own life to protect the girl he’d always loved.

But there was a storm brewing … a firestorm so strong and catastrophic that it could keep them apart forever.

That storm roared into town wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and riding a motorcycle.

Ash was like a secret in human clothing … a dangerous secret. Everything about him was mesmerizing – right down to the swirls of ink that flowed over the smooth muscles across his chest and around his arms. Being with him was like playing with fire.

Blair knew all about playing with fire.

She knew something else, too. A small quiet voice deep within whispered that she really would be separated from everyone and everything she’d known and loved.

Because some secrets run too deep …

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DESTA and Winds of Washaa Umera

DESTA and Winds of Washaa Umera  by Getty Ambau

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In the second act of this unfolding epic, the shepherd boy Desta is catapulted from his remote and isolated valley into a wider world. He pursues his dream of a modern education and vows to fulfill the destiny of his family by reuniting the twin Coins of Magic and Fortune. To accomplish this parallel quest, Desta must hold firm to his own moral compass, following a path laden with mysterious notes, spectral voices, the Cloud Man’s counsel, and the seductive urgings of the ethereal Eleni. Driven ever farther from his origins by his dreams, Desta must confront the meaning of family and physical privation. He must use his own powerful gifts if he is to see his deepest aspirations take flight. Conjuring the sun-splashed land and a rich cultural pageantry that readers have come to love, Desta and The Winds of Washaa Umera is one boy’s endearing journey of discovery, and a wise parable on the power of faith and aspiration.

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Christmas at Thornton Hall

Christmas at Thornton Hall by Lynn-Marie Hulsman

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“Christmas at Thornton Hall should DEFINITELY be your Christmas read of 2013.” – Erin Lawless, author of The Best Thing I Never Had

“Christmas at Thornton Hall is a lovely, funny and sexy modern “upstairs, downstairs” story. Prepare yourself for a Christmas like you’ve never seen before.” – M’s Bookshelf

“If you only treat yourself to one festive read this year, it has to be this one.” – Goodreads Reviewer

Need a fun, festive treat to warm you up on cold winter nights? Don’t miss this terrific debut from a witty new voice in romantic comedy!

When Juliet Hill unwittingly discovers a most-definitely-not-hers-rhinestone-studded lace thong in her high-flying lawyer boyfriend’s apartment, this usually feisty chef is suddenly single and facing a very blue Christmas – with only a ready meal for one to keep her company!

So when she’s personally requested to cater for the family at Thornton Hall three days before Christmas, it’s not long before Juliet’s standing at the (back) door of the Earl of Gloucester’s impossibly grand ancestral pile.

The halls are decked, the guests are titled, those below the stairs are delightfully catty, and all-American Juliet sets to work cooking up a glorious British Christmas with all the trimmings.

But other flames are burning besides those on the stove… Sparks fly with Edward, the gorgeous ex-soldier turned resident chef, and are those sidelong looks Juliet’s getting from her boss, the American tycoon Jasper Roth?

As the snow starts to fall on the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, so does the veneer of genteel high society and there are more than a few ancient skeletons rattling out of the Hall’s numerous dark cupboards!

CHRISTMAS AT THORNTON HALL is a country house rom com for the modern age, a must-read for fans of the scandals and drama of Downton Abbey and the charm and wit of Helen Fielding.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Thornton-Hall-HarperImpulse-RomCom-ebook/dp/B00GQV147A/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388478732&sr=1-1&keywords=Christmas+at+thornton+hall

Soul Seed

Soul Seed by Rachael Horsma

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Landra had long since given up playing mage, a magick user. When she hears a voice in her head telling her to save the Prince, she thinks she’s crazed. Never had she considered that she may actually have magick. This will be the start of an adventure that will change her life and a world she’s never known.

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Seed-Rachael-Horsma/dp/1493742183

Stone of Destiny

Stone of Destiny by Mary L. Ball

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Can a Mysterious ring change lives?
Taylor has given up on everything but her work. After becoming the youngest CEO of Mugful’s Beverage Company, she believes life is complete–until her grandmother asks her to oversee the renovations of the family home, in addition to searching for a missing heirloom.
Her first contact with what she believes is an insignificant ring, lost for fifty years, sends her life spinning. Taylor experiences strange. Unexpected feelings surface that she doesn’t understand. Thoughts that should remain unspoken are voiced.
Taylor’s emotional journey begins, testing a heart as cold as the ring itself and forcing her to question everything she believes.
Is this a fairytale, or simply her soul reaching out for a different world–a life she can only find
through faith and a divine trust in God?

http://www.amazon.com/Stone-of-Destiny-ebook/dp/B00F3CBZNG/ref=la_B007O97Y0E_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381355143&sr=1-1

Catch a Wolf

Catch a Wolf by A. Katie Rose

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Raine, Ly’Tana and the others escape Brutal’s trap, but with dire consequences. Kel’Ratan has been grievously injured, and Rygel must take him to safety to save his life. Yet, they are not out of danger. A monstrous storm called the Wrath of Usa’a’mah has halted their flight from Khalid and they must seek shelter within a remote monastery or die under the storm’s power.
But High King Brutal has allied himself with the deadly assassins, the Shekinah Tongu. The secretive clan has sworn out a Blood Oath against Rygel in retaliation for his leaving their brothers in the forest to die. With their hellish hounds and Brutal’s dark wizard, Ja’Teel, they track Raine and Ly’Tana through the devastation left by the storm. Raine leads them into the west, toward Ly’Tana’s home of Kel’Halla, with Brutal’s menace confronting them at every turn.
As he finds himself falling in love with the exotic Ly’Tana, Raine is plagued by a mysterious voice in his head. Is he going crazy? In Raine, Ly’Tana discovers the one man she cannot live without. However, an evil entity has targeted Ly’Tana, bent on her destruction. How can Raine, Rygel, Kel’Ratan and her griffin bodyguard, Bar, keep her safe from its vast, unseen power?
Hunted by Brutal and his evil allies, Raine, Ly’Tana and their friends discover a new, and very strange, force dogging their trail – a pack of enormous, cunning wolves. Mysterious wolves who call to Raine in the night, and bring alive the secret he’s kept hidden, even from himself. Taunted by nightmarish visions, Raine is forced to confront his own dark demon – the beast within himself.
Who will catch Raine and Ly’Tana first? Brutal and his pets – or the wolves?

Thus begins the second novel of the Saga of the Black Wolf series.

http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Wolf-Saga-Black-ebook/dp/B00DNPQ6A2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372904039&sr=1-1&keywords=Catch+a+Wolf

Shadows & Voices; Holly Silverstone #1

Shadows & Voices; Holly Silverstone #1 by Jason Ellis
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Meet young Holly Silverstone, the girl who sees daisies turn to butterflies … who dreams of places that she has never been to … who is invited to study at the elusive and enchanting Highlands Academy of truth and excellence.

The voices will come, one-thousand and one, the voices will come. Fear is the key, fear to see. The voices will come, one-thousand and one, the voices will come.

As Holly took a sip of her tea and held the piece of paper between her fingers, veins of ink slowly crept across the paper. She wanted to drop it and scream … yet a more powerful part of her made the fingers on her hands grasp the letter even tighter and her eyes open wider.
The ink seeped and whirled around, forming words;

We have a question for you, Holly.
Do you want to know how the daisies turned to butterflies?

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The Guillotine Choice

The Guillotine Choice by Michael Melone & Bashir Saoudi

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‘A compelling, life-affirming story of a man’s endurance and will to live under the most brutal of circumstances.’ -Helen Fitzgerald. In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. Kaci is faced with a stark choice: name his cousin as the killer and win his freedom, or keep quiet and face 25 years’ hard labour in the infamous Devil’s Island penal colony. Either way, one of them is destined for the world’s worst prison…a hell on earth that few men survive. The Guillotine Choice is a novel based on the true story of an Algerian man’s years in one of history’s most notorious prisons. A real-life Shawshank Redemption, it is an inspirational story of endurance and the triumph of dignity over despair in almost unimaginably horrific conditions.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guillotine-Choice-Michael-J-Malone/dp/1908643404/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439715437&sr=1-1&keywords=the+guillotine+choice

THE LITTLE BOY WHO GOT LOST

THE LITTLE BOY WHO GOT LOST by DIAMOND

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The Little Boy Who Got Lost Book Takes You on The Journey Of A Young School Age Boy Who Got Lost The Reader Will Experience All The Different Feelings and Emotions The Boy goes Through and How His Up Bringing And Morals Allow Him To Get Himself Out Of A sticky Situation

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The House Girl

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

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Extraordinary, powerfully touching debut novel of historical fiction placed in Antebellum Virginia and present day. A cross-culturally written story, at the heart of a quite possible what-if scenario, is marvelously and gracefully narrated and well researched. Simply a wonderful read!

http://www.amazon.com/The-House-Girl-Novel-P-S/dp/0062207512

Landing in Eden

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

Honeysuckle Lane

Honeysuckle Lane by Squid McFinnigan

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Honeysuckle Lane is a street like any other, with secrets behind every door.

Compulsive gambler Frank O’Shea is trying to hide his addiction from his family, but that’s hard to do with the local gangster and loan-shark coming to collect.

Next door to the O’Sheas, the Murphys are a young and upwardly-mobile couple whose marriage is thrown into ruins by Martha Murphy’s instant attraction to their sexy new neighbor.

Across the street from the Murphys, the Sweenys’ abusive patriarch, Pat, has finally pushed his wife, Mary, to the breaking point. Their teenage daughter, Angie, finds escape whenever possible in the company of her boyfriend, Tony, whose life is in danger when the neighborhood creep sets his eyes on Angie.

As the residents of Honeysuckle Lane’s stories collide, their secrets spill out for the world to see . . .

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I Zombie I

I Zombie I  by Jack Wallen

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All he wanted was a Pulitzer.

It took only one bite for journalist Jacob Plummer to find the story of a life time — his own downward spiral into the zombie abyss.

As Jacob slowly transforms into one of the undead, he discovers a truth that could spare the world from extinction.

While Jacob struggles to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus, he must fight off his own inner zombie and the undead masses to save the human race, the woman he loves, and a planet ripped apart by the Mengele Virus.

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Dying Days :Siege

Dying Days :Siege by Armand Rosamilia

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Two Novellas for the price of One!

Dying Days: The Siege of European Village

European Village in Palm Coast Florida is the last bastion of defense against the unending zombie horde.
Darlene Bobich and John Murphy are fighting for survival, and their feelings for each other.
They are surrounded: The defenders of European Village ahead, mysterious strangers from the rear, and zombies everywhere. But inside European Village, a small band of survivors are doing whatever it takes to stay alive – but are they risking their own survival by keeping the new strangers out?

Dying Days: The Siege of European Village is the latest release in the Dying Days series by Armand Rosamilia, and first with author Tim Baker (Water Hazard, Pump It Up) and combines their favorite characters in one rousing story! Includes an Author interview detailing how the story came about, as well as sample chapters from both authors!

Dying Days: Siege 2

Just when they thought they were out…

The last survivors of the zombie raid on European Village find out they have nowhere else to go in this post apocalyptic world.

Darlene Bobich must once again team up with Ike in order to survive!

Dying Days: Siege 2 is the sequel to the successful collaboration between authors Armand Rosamilia (Dying Days, Keyport Cthulhu) and Tim Baker (Pump It Up, Unfinished Business) and includes two bonus short stories, an interview with the authors as well as samples of their latest work!

http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Days-Siege-Armand-Rosamilia-ebook/dp/B00IRJ9QZG/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439572857&sr=1-6&keywords=armand+rosamilia

Rebirth: Book One

Rebirth: Book One by Corbin Dailey

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An ancient evil has plotted for many years, and the time has finally arrived for the Plan to play out. Maria Myers, is the focal point of this Plan. It begins, simply enough, with the job of her dreams. All the luxuries of life are handed to Maria by her new employer. Along with these gifts she meets the man she’ll be working with, to whom she feels an instant attraction. Her innocence is the very thing the evil depends on, for this is what helps unravel Maria’s life, assisting the evil with its own destiny. When a dire warning is delivered to Maria, her innocence and optimism blind her to the growing threats around her. The Plan begins to unravel around her, pulling her down a long, narrow path of darkness. A darkness from which there is no return.

http://www.amazon.com/Rebirth-Book-One-Corbin-Dailey/dp/1910105430/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1439562119&sr=8-1&keywords=corbin+dailey

Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer (Dying Days)

Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer (Dying Days) by Armand Rosamilia

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Thirteen tales of Darlene Bobich in one book!

The prequel to the successful “Dying Days” zombie novella series

Find out how Darlene Bobich got her start in this post apocalyptic world overrun with zombies… her fights and her fleeing from the devastation of her home in Maine down to Florida, and the adventures that follow even as the world around her devolves into extinction…

Includes a free preview of “Dying Days”

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The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

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I can think of several words to describe this novel: disturbing, is one. Hypnotic, is another. Neither do this novel justice though. Parkinson has been likened to Houellbecq, and I can see why. You need a strong stomach to follow the protagonist, Raymond, and his descent into dependency and mental illness – and worse. But this is a novel that is compulsively written. After reading it, I woke up having dreamt about the ending. Any novel – any writer – that can do that is rare.

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Eve: Where are you?

Eve: Where are you? by Robin Peet

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The second book in the Eve series we join Tony Leyte as he has just relocated to Germany and living with his folks again. Starting afresh is unimaginable and psychologically daunting if you were half way through what seemed like an illustrious career. This is the dilemma Tony faces, but in a country where he cannot speak the national language, it is clearly impossible. It all seems to move towards the better and getting back on track, when suddenly, his daughter disappears. Being the only thing that’s left and matters to him, time is of the essence and is rapidly running out as he soon realises that she has been abducted. Where could they have taken her in a world slowly being consumed with plague, and why?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YVG7P2A

Eve: My Favourite Daughter

Eve: My Favourite daughter by Robin Peet

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Tony Leyte the head of the household is caught in an unnatural dilemma. Does he drop and leave everything he has built up over a lifetime now that systems crash and so many are dying? Does he stay to mourn the losses of his loved ones within his known comfort zone and fight for his share against salvaging vultures? Or does he venture out with the family he has left and try finding a way out of a country that is under border lock down due to an aggressive natural disaster of epidemic proportions. With every second accumulating against them, it’s time to move as your neighbour, friends and family, could be your very enemy. Enclose yourself in Tony’s reality.

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Lila

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

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Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security.

Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.

Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IA2E74U/ref=pe_2282161_77808551_pe_epc__1p_5_ti

The Illuminations

The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan

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How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it?

Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography. Her beloved grandson, Luke, now a captain with the Royal Western Fusiliers, is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, part of a convoy taking equipment to the electricity plant at Kajaki. Only when Luke returns home to Scotland does Anne’s secret story begin to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room.

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Satin Island

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

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Meet U. – a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their ‘corporate anthropologist’ to help decode and manipulate the world around them – all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing.

Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together – a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master-meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults, or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.

As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PI0P0NE/ref=pe_2282161_77808551_pe_epc__1p_2_im

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marion James

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On 3 December 1976, just weeks before the general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house with machine guns blazing. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert, but the next day he left the country, and didn’t return for two years. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston, with information surfacing at odd times, only to sink into rumour and misinformation.

Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards’ drug dealer. Marlon James’s bold undertaking traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined – and questions asked – in this compelling novel of monumental scope and ambition.

 

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The Green Road

The Green Road by Anne Enright

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A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion – a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.

The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

Anne Enright is addicted to the truth of things. Sentence by sentence, there are few writers alive who can invest the language with such torque and gleam, such wit and longing – who can write dialogue that speaks itself aloud, who can show us the million splinters of her characters’ lives then pull them back up together again, into a perfect glass.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VGHEKWA/ref=pe_2282161_77808551_pe_epc__1p_0_ti

Too Hard To Handle

Too Hard To Handle by Anamika Mishra

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Anushree Sharma is twenty five, uninitiated in the matters of love, and endlessly confused about her life’s decisions. She is getting married to Vivaan Mathur. But after getting officially engaged she realizes that vivaan should know about her past which is full of blames on her, series of misunderstandings, betrayal from friends, innocent crushes, stupid decisions etc. She is in dilemma till she finds a way out –a diary. But there is something else written in her fate!
How fate turns up out of the blue and how it can change one’s life forever is the story of Too hard to handle.

A sweet, simple yet an intriguing novel trying to find out what is more important in a relationship –Past, Present or future and what happens when you try to mess with the flow of life.

http://www.amazon.com/Too-hard-handle-Anamika-Mishra-ebook/dp/B00IZKXX6A/

Go Set a Watchman

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

Haunted History of Kalamzoo

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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22 Chapters

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/

Prince of Conjurers

Prince of Conjurers by Laurie L. Bolanos
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Based on Gaston Leroux’s classic novel, The Phantom of the Opera.

What if the Phantom of the Opera changed his mind after releasing Christine and Raoul?

What if he staged his own death?

What if he intended to claim Christine as his own?

Weeks after staging his own death, Erik follows Christine and her husband to New Orleans, discarding his Phantom of the Opera persona and leaving his past behind. Now as the Prince of Conjurers, he seeks assistance from New Orleans’ Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. His mission: to procure Christine’s soul. When Erik conjures his beloved into another woman’s body, it doesn’t work quite as he plans. As he tries to fix his mistake, he receives help from an unexpected source, and Erik accesses a power he never knew he possessed.

After losing her cheating husband in a painful divorce and her house to Hurricane Katrina, Juliana François decides to start a new life. She buys a fixer-upper in the French Quarter filled with hidden artifacts, including an unusual bracelet that changes the course of her life. With the help of attractive antiquities expert Heath Smith, she learns of the bracelet’s fascinating history. Then an unexpected reading from Star, a Voodoo practitioner, who believes in past lives, leaves her with more questions than answers. Julie takes the ultimate risk to discover who she was…before she was born.

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Blurline

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?

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Extra Chilli Sauce

Extra Chilli Sauce by John Skillenxcs

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I couldn’t stop myself. I continually booted and stamped on his face. Years of frustration were in every stamp. I had to make sure he didn’t get up. His head fell to one side, arms motionless beside him, his body now still. I stared at him through narrowed eyes and balled fists, hatred burning through my veins… John Skillen is an aggressive nineteen year old with a criminal record who attracts violent confrontation wherever he goes. His life is one brutal fight after another. How did he break this cycle of violence? How did he overcome his prison record and obtain employment? How did he use his toughness and ability to win fights to provide a benefit to society? This is the fascinating story of his transformation from being a victim driven by violence to a life where he is in control of his destiny.

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Steemjammer: Through the Verltgaat

Steemjammer: Through the Verltgaat by John Eubank

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STEAMPUNK MEETS URBAN FANTASY IN THIS INNOVATIVE DEBUT ADVENTURE NOVEL.

On the edge of a small Ohio town stands an enigmatic house that looks like a window into earth’s past, as if various phases of history have been frozen in mortar and masonry. Crowned by a towering industrial smokestack and surrounded by fields of wheat, nobody knows what to make of it.

Fifteen-year-old Will Steemjammer is aware that his family’s lifestyle is far from normal, that no one else has a home cluttered with dangerous steam-powered machinery. His neighbors stare at his house with suspicion, kids his age call him a freak, and his family avoids electricity like the plague. Will knows his secretive father is hiding something big, but when he summons the courage to demand answers, his father mysteriously vanishes – just as his mother had a few months earlier.

After Will and his little sister, Angelica, tear apart their house to find clues, they discover more than they bargained for. Will and his family are exiles from another world, one that runs on steam power and seemingly impossible technology. In this other realm the Steemjammers have powerful enemies, and their entire extended family is in danger. With the help of his eccentric relatives, Will must use the infamous Steemjammer intelligence and resourcefulness to fight back, or he may never see his parents again – and his enemies may become unstoppable.

STEEMJAMMER THROUGH THE VERLTGAAT by John Eubank

“A gripping story. Wonderful imagination. Steampunk at its finest.” –John DeChancie, author of the Castle Perilous series, the Skyway series, and two Castle Falkenstein books.

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KILLER

KILLER by CHARLIE SEIGA

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True Crime Autobiography on the life of Charlie Seiga the longest reigning gangster in Britain with an active criminal life spanning 5 decades.

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If I Left

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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Crimson Forest

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.

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Buckle My shoe

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.

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Two Dogs At The One Dog Inn

Two Dogs At The One Dog Inn by David John Griffin

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Dogs are reported for their constant barking … and so begins one of the strangest stories you will ever read.

Audrey Ackerman, sent to visit the dogs at a 17th century coach house, is unsettled by paranormal sightings.

Stella Bridgeport – manager at The Animal Welfare Union – communicates with Audrey via emails. And those Stella receives are as startling as they are incredible: descriptions of extraordinary events concerning a science fiction writer’s journal; giant swans; bizarre android receptionist; a ghost dog.

Insanity or fantasy? Fact or fiction? The only given is, it all starts and ends with two dogs at The One Dog Inn.

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A Fatal Façade

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.

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Nothing on the Field: A message of hope from a recovering anorexic

Nothing on the Field: A message of hope from a recovering anorexic by Eileen Rand

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A raw account of what it is like to live with and die from anorexia.

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Wings Of A Dream

Wings Of A Dream by Conrad Bastien & Joy Bastien-Brown

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About a man with a consuming obsession to get to New York , get married and become a successful singer/songwriter with no money and no travel experience at the age of 16 traveled through 29 different islands to make it to the United States. With no information on the dangers that awaited him he had his mind set straight and willing to do anything to accomplish his dream. An autobiography written by Conrad Bastien.

http://www.amazon.com/Wings-Dream-Conrad-Bastien/dp/0578037807

Ageless Spy

Ageless Spy by DC Mahoney


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Ageless Spy is a literary novel that flows smoothly through the protagonist’s life. The narrative is not meant to confound the reader with overtly clever twists, violence or sex. Ageless Spy simply tells a story about lives that intertwine amid the Second World War and bond closer together after the war’s conclusion. The quiet narrative introduces Carl Coles and creates a wonderful tapestry of suspense and intrigue as the story takes the reader on unsuspecting paths.

A publisher who reviews work through Self-Publishers Showcase (Steve) by name gave Ageless Spy FIVE-stars and said of the work:

“In 1939 Carl Coles, a mid twenties merchant seaman, happens across a young waitress in Nova Scotia whilst he docked and so begins a love story that will last into eternity whilst being tested by Nazi Germany, The Soviet Union, and an Intelligence community that puts one man’s loyalties to the true test. Coles joins up with the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war and shows an aptitude for leadership and espionage. As he grows so does his position within the British Services. Colonel of a secret army on black ops, agent for a fledging MI6 and, finally, father of two daughters, one of whom rises to the head of MI5 herself.

Where do I start with this book? Let’s start at the back with the author page explaining who DC Mahoney is. Mahoney states that this is his first novel. It really can’t be! It is written with all the gloss and finesse of a writer more accomplished than the amateur status that ‘First Novel’ gives you. This is historical fiction at its best, written as if the author himself had lived the story, but it spans a sixty year period of history with effortless aplomb. From the outbreak and subsequent adventures during World War II, the relative infancy of the Secret Intelligence Service that would become MI6, espionage with no technology, the training and creation of the CIA, and the Canadian equivalent, are all included to give even the most avid spy thriller fan something to get their teeth into.

The landscapes of Canada and the war torn descriptions of Dover, the way people just got on with their lives, and the feel Mahoney gives you about war are reminiscent of the stories I grew up listening to at the knee of my Grandfather, the action is exciting and edge of seats stuff yet wholly believable, but it is the characters Mahoney has created that really show this novel off as something more than a war book. I found myself rooting for Carl Coles throughout the book. I cried with him, I laughed with him, I fell in love with him. Maureen, the love of his life, and her commitment to the man she had never even been on a proper date with was romance at its best, and again supported memories of my Grandparents in my mind.

The entire sixty year adventure is worth a read on its own, but with the human elements that DC Mahoney has added to Ageless Spy, this really is a book that I doubt will ever be beaten in its genre.”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ageless-Spy-D-C-Mahoney-ebook/dp/B00CXOFD4Y/

DeepStorm OutTack

DeepStorm OutTack by George S Boughton

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From Earth’s overcrowded megacities a new generation must rise…or die. By the 2060s – the march of megacities across the globe has finally stopped but the population must still grow. Now mankind turns its eyes to space – building the Near Earth Territories and peopling them with youngsters DNA-primed to survive there. When a planet-destroying cosmic disturbance bears down on the Earth, a team of Territories’ researchers scrambles to respond with enhanced talents and hard science. More than just science fiction DeepStorm OutTack is based on a decade of intensive research. Enjoy the story but heed the warning – mankind could go the way of the dinosaurs.

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Seafaring – The Full Story

Seafaring – The Full Story by Captain George P. Boughton
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Times Literary Supplement: “This book is genuine sea salt. Warm colours of Mr Shoesmith’s pictures accord well with the romantic story” of days before steamships. Here is a book for sailors and for all who love the sea, written and illustrated by sailors. In this edition of Seafaring, which deals with ships and life aboard ships in the days before steam had conquered sail, a Prologue is added that tells of the tragic circumstances that led up to the author going to sea when aged twelve. An Epilogue also reveals his fortunes since writing the book. The men who spent the best part of their lives on sailing vessels are now gone but fortunately Captain Boughton, as one of them, committed to writing his first hand account of what their lives aboard were really like. The salt of the sea is in these breezy pages; they reflect the virile enjoyment with which the men of whom Captain Boughton writes faced the hardships of their existence. The work is beautifully illustrated by Kenneth D Shoesmith RI, a prolific artist whose works included several large pieces for the old Queen Mary. The inclusion of several of the traditional sea “chanties”, with the musical scores, and the end-papers that illustrate sailors’ knots, add the final flavour to an inspiring and enduring book.

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Journey in Shades

Journey in Shades by Mary Pargeter
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Professor Carol Rumens, Guardian Books Online ‘Poem of the Week’ blog: “I have felt engaged with the work, and responsive to its emotional charge. “In this first collection, English poet Mary Pargeter re-visits her childhood, loss of innocence, states of love, heartbreak and death, and reflects, with admirable frankness, on those universal rites of passage common to us all. The first poems present an idyllic childhood running free in the exquisite landscapes near Selborne, immortalised by the 18th Century naturalist Gilbert White FRS. That blessed landscape, now part of the South Downs National Park, is still referred to as Gilbert White country. With superb views across the South Downs, the rambling house of her early years had been built for entertaining, but is now the family’s no-nonsense working market garden. Sadly, to the child’s dawning awareness come warning signs that all is not well. Her father has not long returned from four years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. The experience has left inevitable scars. Tiny and intelligent, she observes and struggles to understand. As she grows up, next come poems dealing with young love – emotional intensity, gradual decline and the trauma of loss to which she herself admits a contribution. Dealing with grief contributes to the third part of her collection. In her early 20s, Mary’s parents both died. Thus she must tackle another kind of loss, as well as anger and other raw emotions, finally coming to terms with her life’s unavoidable patterns.

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House of Pigs

House of Pigs by Christopher Ritchiepigs

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ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Awards (BOTYA) 2013, Horror Finalist. A world where nothing is as it seems. A dark mystery novel, a surreal journey where only the unseen know the truth, a truth that Joe didn’t know he needed to find until his world was turned inside out. As he uncovers the disturbing connections between his own murky past and those who hunt him, he has no choice but to follow the leads to a dire conclusion. The author, a writer and musician based near London, is currently working on his next novel, which will be along similar lines. REVIEWS – Vitina Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews: This story “needs to be read to even begin to grasp Ritchie’s vision”. His “alternate worlds – may throw you for an entertaining loop”. Rebbie Reviews: House of Pigs will “horrify you with some really gritty and gory events – I love the imagery and the pace”.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Pigs-Christopher-Ritchie/dp/095729705X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417433709&sr=1-1&keywords=house+of+pigs

Doogie and the Rollers

Doogie and the Rollers by Sharif Islamdoogie


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Hands off our poo! Doogie has had enough. His band of Rollers have had their dung stolen by the thuggish Dwellers one too many times, and now he’s determined to go somewhere where they will never find him. And so he leads his friends on a gruelling quest for a magical land of endless dung. Along the way, crossing over and under both land and water, they face terrifying crocodiles, ferocious lions and deadly eagles. Eventually, Doogie not only has to face his arch enemy but save the girl he loves and lead his friends to the promised land. It’s an exhilarating adventure in a hilarious world of poo!

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Living at the Intersections: Social Identities & Black Collegians

Living at the Intersections: Social Identities & Black Collegians by Terrell L. Strayhorn

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Book brings together diverse perspectives about ways to use intersectionality to study aspects of Black collegians’ experiences ranging from STEM to GLBT, from mentoring to spirituality.

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College Students’ Sense of Belonging

College Students’ Sense of Belonging by Terrell L. Strayhorn

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Book the presents author’s theory about belonging in college and the role it plays on student success. Uses a blend of captivating stories, personal reflections, and high-quality data from studies to vividly describe the ways belonging promotes or inhibits student success.

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