The Girl Who Loved Pots by Rosilyn Seay

35086931An imaginative little girl who loves pots learns important life lessons about trying new things and making new friends…

In this wonderful book, both written and illustrated by Rosilyn Seay, children meet a little girl named May who has a very big imagination. May loves a lot of things, but there’s nothing she enjoys more than playing make-believe with her mother’s pots! With such a big imagination, the uses she can put them to seem almost endless. Then one day, a new babysitter arrives with different ideas. May isn’t so sure about her new ideas, and sneaks off to play with her pots- but will May’s imagination get her into trouble?
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The Girl On Camera by Morgan Dun-Campbell

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26 year old Rory Stephens feels trapped… smothered by a life that is being controlled by those around her. Safe choices and predictability define her world, until she can’t stand it anymore.

And then she sees it… nestled in among a slew of spam emails in her inbox. Bored of everyday life? Dream of being rich? Famous? So begins an invitation to audition for a new reality TV program called The Retreat, complete with a hefty grand prize to the winner. Sure, it could be a scam, but what if it isn’t? Rory decides to do something crazy- the first unpredictable, spontaneous thing she’s ever done. She auditions for a reality TV show.

To her great surprise, she’s selected as one of eight contestants. But just what she’s signed up for remains to be seen, as the details of this new show remain shrouded in mystery- and it doesn’t help that the other contestants are a pain. Yet, just when she thinks keeping the peace will be her biggest challenge, the power suddenly goes out on the second day of filming, leaving the contestants completely cut off from the outside world. Could this really be a part of the show, or has something gone horribly wrong?

Determined to find out, Rory knows that she and her companions must work together, but rising tension has everyone at each other’s throats. It seems like things couldn’t get any worse. And then one of them goes missing….
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My Prince Wears Blue Jeans by Kayla Davidson

38562553An imaginative little girl compares her devoted and hard-working father and his ranch to a modern-day fairy tale prince and his kingdom.
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Featured Book: The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTSTRINGS ARE…

Three troubled strangers gather on Christmas Eve to say farewell to a doomed old house, the secure shelter and refuge where each of them grew up over the course of 90 years. They all have warm, golden memories of youthful, magical Christmases here, and of the Rockwell-esque small town that nourished them as children. These old walls were witness to the stories of…

…An elderly, feisty nun with life-searing experiences as a nurse in World War II, whose promiscuous youth still haunts her;

…A depressed former Major League baseball pitcher who is contemplating a horrific act;

…The hometown newspaper editor, still dealing with the tragic consequences of her long-ago teenage love affair.

They are joined by their gracious host, the last owner of the house, whose own deep attachment has led her to stage this last homecoming for people who know it is not just a house, but a shrine of memories and echoes.

But before it goes down to make way for a new bridge, this safe old sanctuary has surrendered some astonishing final secrets… Continue reading “Featured Book: The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot”

Featured Book: Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle

37323423It has been 5 years since Pope Quintus replaced the late Pope and shook the world by forming the DH, Vatican City’s new demon hunting division, changing spiritual warfare forever. The Swiss guard have been replaced by three elite warriors, the Trinitarians. Exuberant funds have been funneled into their weapons division, Section 12. Their new intelligence unit, the Oracles, locate demons with unprecedented accuracy for first strike advantage. All these come together to support the heart and soul of the DH, the very demon hunting teams who hit the ground and take the fight to the enemy.
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Unrelenting Nightmare by Stan Yocum

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On the verge of releasing his newest Virtual Reality system, Next World, wealthy and successful software developer Stuart Garrison suddenly finds his life in imminent danger at the hands of a notorious assassin known only by the alias Nomed. Despite the best efforts of the FBI to protect him, Stuart finds it necessary to hire his own team of security specialists, which just so happens to include the alluring yet deadly Alex Nichols, considered a top expert in her field. Determined to survive at any cost, Stuart knows if he can only outlive this deadly game of cat and mouse long enough to release his next Virtual Reality project he will become wealthier than his wildest dreams- and land his company at the top of the computer industry. But with Nomed on his trail, survival is something easier said than done… Continue reading “Unrelenting Nightmare by Stan Yocum”

Author Guest Post: Andrew Joyce

What you are about to read is a true story. It’s from my book, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups. It came about because my editor hounded me for two years to put all my short stories into one collection. Actually, it was supposed to be a two-volume set because there was so much material. I fended her off for as long as possible. I didn’t want to do the work of editing all the stories. There were a lot of them. But she finally wore me down. Instead of two volumes, I put all the stories into a single book because I wanted to get the whole thing over with. I had other books to write.

Bedtime Stories is made up of fiction and nonfiction stories and some of ’em are about my criminal youth. I must tell you, I never thought any of these stories would see the light of day. I wrote them for myself and then forgot about them. By the way, there are all sorts of genres within its pages, from westerns to detective stories to love stories and just about anything else that you can imagine.

There are a whole lotta stories in the book—700 pages worth. Enough to keep you reading for the foreseeable future.

Here’s one of my hitching adventures. By the way, in the hitching tales, I use my real name, Billy Doyle—Andrew Joyce being my pen name.
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