A moving story that will be appreciated by many generations

***2014 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for
Outstanding Debut Fiction*** *
**2015 Great Midwest Book Festival Winner***

You Shall Know Our Names

Now or never, I sighed as I took down the last of the many journals my grandfather had given me. I had already spent years poring over the tiny Hebrew written 200 years ago during the Napoleonic wars by the mysterious author, Judah Halevi. My grandfather had been sure that these fragile old books would contain stories of his family’s heroes. Instead I had found mysteries. The journals were filled with codes, false names and vague places and dates.

This man, this Judah Halevi, eluded me still. He wrote these journals so he wanted us to know some truths about his life but yet he was afraid to reveal too much.

What was he trying to tell us across the centuries? I riffled the pages gently before I opened the last book he had labeled “Miscellany.” A folded paper fell out. A map…faded and drawn by hand—many places labeled with tiny Hebrew letters and an arrow pointing north labeled “To Prague” with a single Hebrew word: “Bereshit”—“In the beginning.” Then I saw the river’s distinctive S-shaped bend on the map. All of my grandfather’s tales of the old country centered on a village near such a curve in the river in Bohemia. I called my wife. “I am going back to the old country. I will find Judah Halevi at last.”

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What goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright?

Mystic Realms

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While the answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.
From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.
So, don’t be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine tingling comfort.

We promise… you won’t be sorry.

Featuring these amazing stories:

Secrets of the Hollows Book 2 by Nicole Morgan
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Cursed by Tracy Goodwin
Forbidden love. Dangerous prophecies. Limitless power. Fate is a witch.

Dark Side of the Moon by Laura Baumbach
Vampire rentboy vs. the world.

Living on the Edge (Clan Book 1) by LaVerne Thompson
Mate wanted. Dead or alive.

Just Tell Me What You Want by Tina Donahue
Her wishes will leave him breathless…

Dr. Magic, Vampire Island Book 1 by Jo Grafford
One more dance with the devil…

Tangled Sin by Georgia Lyn Hunter
She was the light in his eternal darkness…

Fallen by Tamsin Baker
Gabriel thought he’d do anything to earn his way back into Heaven. He was wrong.

Seduction’s Scent by C.I. Black
Giving in to temptation threatens everything.

Three Days From Hell: Kushiel’s Assassin by Dariel Raye
Can a permanent resident of Third Hell be trusted?

A Wolf’s Touch by Christine Donovan
Can she love him–wolf and all?

Angel Vindicated by Viola Estrella
Some sins are hard to avoid…

Silent Storm by Sadie Carter
Sometimes the monster is the good guy…

Dark Heat by Jan Springer
Betrayed by her two forced mates, she hides within Vampira.

Ghost Mate by D. Anne Paris
She was going to kill him even though he was already dead.

Torkel by Mardi Maxwell
Love unites them in the mists of time.

Avenging Aingeal (Protectors of the Earth 1) by Lynn Crain
Bound by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…

Her Fate, His Mate (Wolves of Windsor Woods) by Krista Ames
Can she accept all he is and all he stands for?

The Warrior’s Curse by Tigris Eden & Misha Elliott
What comes next may be the end of it all.

Will Alice survive the horror games?

The Warden

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Alice has led a life of normality up until now. As a world-famous horror author, her worst scribbles cannot compare to the nightmare she is about to embark upon. Waking up in a rundown, dim-lit, and rusted asylum, she soon finds herself trapped in a game of survival. The moment her cell door opens, she is a contestant in the horror games, where she has to outwit, outrun, and kill to stay alive. One issue that may stand in her way is that not all residents of the asylum are alive.

Emotions run rampant in this delightful read!

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Darcy Daniels works hard for her perfect portrayal of success. She sells designer eye wear, her fashion is flawless, as well as her high-class social connections. Her apartment is shabby, however the zip code signifies status: Houston’s Uptown Galleria. On the outside, her lifestyle supports chic and exciting, but things are not always as they seem.

Underneath, Darcy shares a connection with those suffocating from insecurities and low self-esteem. Her world appears to be shrinking and is taking its toll. And Prince Charming? Where is he? The natural ending to all she has worked toward. How long can she maintain her fabricated charade?

Darcy’s insecurities hit an all-time low when dynamics heighten between her and the crusty, old apartment manager, whose is the master of intimidation. Pushing through her relentless self-doubt, Darcy stumbles upon a crack in the bitter old woman’s facade, which leaves both of them at a crossroads in their lives…and hearts.

A touching love story!

wrecking

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Chord Hamilton was six years old when he first laid eyes on her. She was frail and broken, fast becoming his best friend. Sarah Sutton was from the wrong side of the tracks, which Chord never seemed to care about. By high school, their love grew into something greater. Everyone knew their love was one of a lifetime. Until she disappeared. His heart never recovered. Six long years, he searched for her. Losing all hope of ever finding her, he made the decision to move on.

Sarah Sutton was unwanted, never loved and forgotten. She moves from town to town with her mother, as her father’s memory fades with each passing day. Her first day in a new school would change her life forever. She found love and acceptance in the most unusual of places, her best friends family. Falling in love with Chord was the easiest decision she ever made, one she would always stand by. She was devastated when her mother made her leave, with no warning and no goodbye’s.

Six years later, her eyes connect with the love she left behind. Now, will he understand why I must choose to stay? Will he destroy the life I’ve built from nothing? This is a love to last time, we just need to decide if our love is worth it all.

Fun and Full of Surprises!

bikinibaristas

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Bikini Baristas is a tale of two scofflaws.

Dick Randall is the owner of a chain of bikini barista stands in the Seattle area. Clayton Johnson-White is a teenage kid who thinks he’s smarter than the rest of the world.

The story begins when Dick’s pickup truck is discovered burned-out in the California desert. What happened to him? Did he fake his death to escape his sleazy past or did the past catch up with him?

To get away from his trailer-trash life, Clayton drops out of school and runs away into the woods of Camano Island. He breaks into vacation homes and steals what he needs.

Private detective Catrina Flaherty is hired by Dick’s wife to find out how he disappeared. When she and her partner, Ted Higuera, start turning over stones, some shocking things come crawling out.

Ted’s best friend, Chris Hardwick, has his first case as a grownup lawyer. He is assigned the Clayton Johnson-White file. He expects to do a quick plea-bargain and get on with his life. Instead, he finds Clayton has evolved into a professional criminal who teaches himself to fly, steals airplanes and goes on a nationwide crime spree. Chris, Ted and Cat are intertwined on a case that takes on international proportions.

What do these two cases have in common? In the end, they come together with the force of two colliding freight trains.

Are you carrying a heavy load?

“Everyone will benefit from reading Lorna’s book.” 
—Connie Barrick, Local Sales Manager KSVI/KHM

“It is a treasured gift of wisdom.”
—Nancy Mills, Founder/Creator The Spirited Woman

Lose the Baggage

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“Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight: a woman-to-woman recipe for life is not only a tool to help you look and become healthier and happier; it is one courageous woman’s journey from the ‘outside in!’ Poignant and powerful!”
—Joan Bryden, host of the syndicated show “Turn of the Page.”

Baggage: We all have it. From the time we take our first steps, our experiences, our families, our friends, and acquaintances all help to determine the paths we take and the person we become. As we pack our virtual suitcase, we sometimes fold in some heavy burdens. If the load is getting heavy, it is time to open up the bag and see what’s in there. Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight, is a book about using your life and your experiences to create positive change.

Whether you are struggling with a difficult time in your life, a weight problem or an addiction, this is the book for you. The exercises and information provided will help you make positive changes in your life. Changes that will last a lifetime.

A brilliant start to a new series!

“This is a great story with breathtaking action, captivating and well-developed characters and a huge conflict. The protagonist is a young woman who is entrusted with a powerful gift and it is interesting how she grows to accept and to take responsibility of her gifts. Readers will love the way she is created as a character — not as all-powerful, but a flawed character. She suffers because of the power of what she carries and readers easily learn to feel for and care about her. I love stories with well-developed conflict, where lives are at stake, but balancing conflict with realism is a rare gift and Mike Shelton has it. TruthStone has great pacing, and is shrewdly plotted and well balanced.” – Romuald Dzemo at Readers’ Favorite

TruthStone

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One little lie won’t hurt, will it?

When fifteen year old Shaeleen unexpectedly is given a TruthStone, every lie she hears or tells causes her immense physical pain. As she struggles to control her new power and curb the pain, she learns a powerful truth that could thrust an entire continent into civil war. She must choose: reveal the truth and stop the pain – or sacrifice her own well-being to protect her kingdom.

For two hundred years the five kingdoms of Wayland have been protected by the stones of power. Now those stones are failing and a darker power is trying to take control. With the help of her brother, Cole and a newfound friend, Orin, Shaeleen sets out to gather and restore the power of all the stones.

But will she succeed before the endless lies destroy her?

 

An intriguing blend of romance, mystery and the unknown…

Quest to the Unknown

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Quest to the Unknown revolves around up-and-coming Dutch reporter Jessie Golden, ready for her first holiday with business mogul and playboy Carlos Gomez, with whom she is engaged in a budding romance. Her journey begins when she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy and her son Paul, leading her to an unexpected quest. Soon thereafter Jessie is confronted with a series of unexplainable supernatural occurrences. She realizes there is no such thing as coincidence, although she can’t unravel the true meaning of her quest nor her link to Nancy and her son.

At the same time Jessie believes Carlos’ father has ties with some questionable characters. Startled by a series of unexpected events she reaches out to Ed Turner, Carlos’ right-hand man. In order to protect the one she truly loves, Jessie starts an investigation that points to the murky world of the mob. When a stranger is constantly following her, Jessie’s life is in serious danger. Can the ones she implicitly confides in, still be trusted?

The first part of the Jessie Golden 21st Century Earth Series, introduces the main characters of the saga in an intriguing story of exceptional mother love, the far reaching consequences of choices in life, genuine feelings, blind faith and brutal deception, set in a multitude of countries in today’s fast moving business world.

A true story, told with courage, wit and compassion

Sins of our mothers

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I nestled in a tomb for a womb. I was trapped, held captive, listless, apathetic, even before I was born. That’s how it felt to be conceived out of deceit, lust, and sexual abuse. I walked around for quite awhile as a child and as an adult, feeling repulsive, loathsome, like a disease. I was spawned in darkness my mother’s secret, vile sin. I was my mother’s entrapment. She was obliviously unaware that she could get pregnant, that she could get caught. My mother was numb, robotic, trying to figure out how to get out of an impossible situation. Slivers of ice pierced my little soul. It was impossible to feel safe knowing she wanted to get rid of me, a parasite, feeding off her body. How could she convince her husband that he was the father of her baby?

Her sexual addiction and perversion created this horrible predicament. She was pregnant by her fifteen year old lover, who was fatherless, with a mother that was incapable of taking care of her children, living in poverty and despair. She had to convince her husband that this child from the border of Mexico needed a chance to have a good life without letting him know that he would be taking this teenage boy to Indiana who was the father to his wife’s baby. My mother was bipolar, mentally ill, a sociopath that not only got pregnant by my fifteen year old father but went on to abuse me in every way imaginable.

This is my story. People have a hard time believing that women, especially mothers who are supposed to protect their children can be molesters, and pedophiles but my mother was one. I am not only telling my story for my own recovery, exposing the sins of the mothers in our family, but to help others to see that if this happened to them, they are not alone and they can recover and have healthy, reasonably happy lives and help others in their journeys to wholeness.