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JUMPING SHIP
An Introductory Novella (0.5)

~ When the pursuit of love trumps obligations ~

On the 3rd of June 1975 in New York, Edward and Pearl Riley receive the ultimate give of love – a newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a burlap bag. The child’s name, Sakkara, is written out on a torn sheet of paper, and immediately fills every void the married couple has ever had.

Pregnant seamstress Petrina Dugal becomes a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She flees the claws of a brutish husband, despite her adoration for a well-loved South American country known as Guyana. At the heart of the rebellion resides an enigmatic lover named Michael Chen. The journey to escape their choices lead the couple through the Caribbean’s treasure trove of islands:
Trinidad & Tobago
Grenada
Barbados
St. Lucia
Martinique
Antigua

The journey of the young couple from Guyana to New York is chronicled in very specific clues, left with baby Sakkara. But as she comes of age and begins learning the truth of her abandonment, the Caribbean calls out to this love child. Sakkara is set to unravel the mystery of her true heritage, and hopefully reunite with her long-lost parents.

Jumping Ship is the introductory novella to the Island Hopping series. This explosive collection boasts the rich culture of the West Indies, deep love, and a mystery unlike any other.

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The Last April by Belinda Kroll

Spontaneous, fifteen-year-old Gretchen vows to help heal the nation from the recently ended Civil War. On the morning of President Lincoln’s death, Gretchen finds an amnesiac Confederate in her garden and believes this is her chance for civic goodwill.

But reconciliation is not as simple as Gretchen assumed. When her mother returns from the market with news that a Confederate murdered the president, Gretchen wonders if she caught the killer. Tensions between her aunt and mother rise as Gretchen nurses her Confederate prisoner, revealing secrets from their past that make Gretchen question everything she knows about loyalty, honor, and trust.

The Last April is an entertaining, thoughtful novella of Ohio after the Civil War, meant to encourage readers to reflect on themes of fear and hope in uncertain political times.

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Belinda Kroll is the author of Victorian fiction for kids and teens. She grew up in a home where reading was encouraged and Jeopardy! was on every weeknight. Both activities fostered her love of history. Some of her titles include Catching the Rose, Haunting Miss Trentwood, short story Haunting Miss Trentwood: The Seance, and contemporary short story Mad Maxine. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two step-dogs. Go Bucks!

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Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder (Under The Moonlight Book 1) by MaryAnn Kempher Free Ebook Promotion

A Romantic Comedy/Mystery!

They say the best foundation for a relationship is friendship. If that’s true, then Scott Mitchell and Katherine O’Brian are destined to fall madly in love and live happily ever after. But first, someone needs to tell them. Finding themselves firmly entrenched in the “friend zone” has them both secretly asking the age old questions, “Can a friendship survive sex? Can a man and woman really be friends and lovers?”

And if those questions aren’t drama enough, why not add murder to the mix…Shortly after meeting Scott, Katherine stumbled upon a killer as he disposed of his victim. She quickly became a woman with a target on her back. And while she may have gotten away from the killer that night, he’s determined to find her, and not just because of what she saw—but because of what she found. Something priceless is hidden in the blue jeans that now grace her closet floor and the killer is determined to get it back, at any cost.

A perfect blend of romance, humor, and mystery—Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder will warm your heart, test your crime-solving skills, and tickle your funny bone.

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Biography

Best-selling author MaryAnn Kempher has created mysteries that will test your crime solving skills AND tickle your funny bone; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will keep you guessing and giggling until the very end.

There are five books, so far, in the Under the Moonlight collection. They can be read out of order and still enjoyed, but she recommends you start with her first:

Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder which is a romance/mystery, and introduces the characters you’ll see in the other books, including Detective Jack Harney.

Book two, Forever Doomed, sees Detective Jack Harney aboard a cruise ship, trying to solve multiple murders before the ship returns to port.

Book three, Sweet Mystery, has Jack Harney returning to Reno to solve the murder of an ex-girlfriend.

Book four, Play Dead, has Jack Harney and his new partner, Curt Noble, trying to solve not one but two grisly murders.

And Book five, Dead Last–Every year Reno hosts a huge bicycle race, hundreds enter. When Max Holland, the man everyone is betting on to win the ten thousand dollar purse, is shot dead in Jack’s office, there’s concern that racers are being targeted. Jack is discreetly hired to find the killer.

Book six, another Jack Harney murder mystery will be released in Summer 2018.

These books will keep you guessing until the very end.
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Stryder (The Billionaire Cowboys of Clearwater County)

Stryder (The Billionaire Cowboys of Clearwater County)

Money can solve all her problems, but it can’t mend a broken heart.

Stryder Flint returns to Two Rides, Montana and he’s out to win back more than his reputation. He wants Melody Steel.

Growing up, they’d been inseparable but a last minute choice had stolen his heart and made him rich beyond measure. Too bad he could never buy what he truly wanted…

Flint and Steel made fire and she was done getting burned.

With more debt that she can comprehend after her dad died, Melody doesn’t need her poverty rubbed in her face or that Stryder found happiness and money without her. All she’d ever done was make her loved ones miserable.

Well, no more. Stryder was free and Melody was going to keep it that way – no matter how much it tore her apart.

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Real people, real loss, real love.

USA Today Bestselling author, Bonnie focuses on the emotional thrill of the romance, the discovery of self and the dynamic forces at play to both pull and push love growth.

With 6 children and her own eternal romance at home, Bonnie lives her own dream every day. She’s spoiled with blessings and wants to share the joy of ever-after possibilities with others.
Whether it’s a happy-ever-after or a happy-for-now, the emotions will leave you story drunk for days, if not years.

Feel good romances with sweet twists. Or is it Sweet romances with bold twists? You decide.

You’ll be able to say where you were when you closed the book.
Surviving all things real and coming out better on the other side.

Some of her favorite authors are Robyn Carr, Pamela Kelley, and Christine Kingsley!

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Special Ed Mom Survival Guide: How to prevail in the special education process and discover life-long strategies for you and your child by Bonnie Landau

“Your son’s brain function is severely abnormal. I would recommend you begin saving for his group home care as an adult.”

Any mom would be crushed by this dire pessimistic prediction, but Bonnie did not let this UCLA neuropsychologist’s edict determine her son’s fate. Combining relentless determination with research, learning and in-depth discussions with professionals, Bonnie found ways to help him progress from ‘severely abnormal’ to honor roll student.

In the Special Ed Mom Survival Guide, Bonnie leads you through the vital steps necessary to survive as a Special Ed Mom. From learning how to manage the emotional overwhelm, to figuring out how to get the school to say yes, Bonnie presents a roadmap that leads you through this confusing obstacle course. Sharing tried and true methods, Bonnie teaches you to find your own inner compass so you can gain the ability and confidence to make decisions that bring results for your child. Based on personal and professional experience, Bonnie will help you to:

  • Create the Right Mindset
  • Take Care of Yourself
  • Take Care of Your Child
  • Understand the Special Ed Process
  • Take Charge of the Special Ed Process

“If only I had had a guide to help me navigate all the challenges,” Bonnie says. “Then I could have focused more on my child and less on learning how to get help.” Every Special Ed Mom needs this guide to help make the journey easier!

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Bonnie has spent the better part of 25 years as a graphic designer and artist. Always a lover of psychology and the forces that influence behavior, it was a natural transition for her to begin working to resolve her oldest son’s special education challenges. When he was six, a neuropsychologist said he was beyond help, and to plan for his group home care as an adult. Bonnie could not accept that nothing could be done, and she set on a path to find solutions to help her son. He is now an honor student and destined to live a typical life.

Having been through the special ed system as a mom, and now as a advocate and counselor, she saw the need for support for the parents who carry this challenging burden. She has helped parents who struggle with districts who refused services, and she has coached parents in finding ways help their child succeed against the odds. Bonnie knows the fear a mother feels when her child’s future is uncertain, and that is why she chose to shift her life focus into educational consulting. She has a thriving practice as an  educational consultant and advocate for parents who find themselves struggling with the special education journey.

She is the author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide: How to prevail in the special ed process while discovering life-long strategies for both you and your child. She is also the creator of Grounded for Life: 52 Exercises for Daily Grounding, and co-author of Same Journey, Different Paths: Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder. She has a masters in educational counseling and another in spiritual psychology. Her bachelors degree is in architecture. She lives in Ventura County, California with her husband, two boys and their two furry felines.

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How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb? It is aimed at special needs mom who want ideas and encouragement for helping their child find success in school and in life.

Try to describe your book in one sentence. It is a reference book for every mom who wants to learn how to get the best support and solutions for her child and not be overwhelmed by the process.

If someone else wrote a blurb about your book what would it say? This determined mom turned advocated has created the ultimate resource for helping parents navigate the often-discouraging special education system. Filled with ideas for moral and emotional support for mom, as well as how to look outside the school for solutions, this is a timeless resource that every special needs mom will want on her bookshelf.

Tell us about your new release? This book is everything I learned when I had to fight the schools to get my son support. The primary message is that mom needs to step up and take charge because without her leadership, the schools are not going to do what is necessary to help her child be successful. Getting school support is just a start, but looking for solutions outside of school can often create permanent improvement. My son was 6 when a neuropsychologist told me he would need group home care as an adult. He is now 15, an honor student in high school, totally independent, gifted and destined to live a typical life. I want to help other moms learn how to navigate this system so their children can find the success they deserve.

What’s the hardest part of writing a book? Editing was very difficult for me. My mother, a psychologist and former editor of a psychological journal, did my editing. I thought it was so well structured, but she showed me that I would use too many words, and she would often take 5 words out and replace them with one. It was painful to discuss sentence after sentence, analyzing how it could be structured better.

Did you know the title before you started writing? Yes. The title was the first thing I thought of. The title is the only thing that never changed from start to finish.

What’s the hardest part of writing a book? Editing was very difficult for me. My mother, a psychologist and former editor of a psychological journal, did my editing. I thought it was so well structured, but she showed me that I would use too many words, and she would often take 5 words out and replace them with one. It was painful to discuss sentence after sentence, analyzing how it could be structured better.

Did you know the title before you started writing? Yes. The title was the first thing I thought of. The title is the only thing that never changed from start to finish.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? My latest obsession is Brene Brown, a social worker who has moved into research on shame and vulnerability. I think her books are insightful and can help us all understand how to be the best we can be despite the challenges life has thrown at us. She uses story telling to get her point across. I am currently reading her book Rising Strong, and I find it witty as well inspiring.

If you could write outside your genre what would that be? I have always had a dream of being a romance novelist. I have never attempted one, but I have read many a romance novel, and I have always thought it would be wicked to be known for writing steamy stories.

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Red the Wolf Tracker by Pauline Creeden

Red the Wolf Tracker

Being normal is underrated.

Red Ryder has been going to Wonderland Guardian Academy since middle school, but she still doesn’t belong. At 16 years old, she doesn’t have any magical talents to speak of, and the rest of her peers know it. She may as well be a typical, mundane human, and the witch sisters make her school life miserable. How is she supposed to help humanity as a guardian when she may as well be one of them?

But Red is a wolf tracker–though she doesn’t come into her powers until the death of the current wolf tracker in her family, her grandmother. Her blood carries the wolfsbane gene, the only thing that helps humans build a resistance to the Lycan virus. Her family has been donating blood for ages in the hopes of keeping the virus at bay.

When her grandmother becomes too sick to do her job, the werewolf community wonders why their tracker has gone on hiatus. And one pack alpha decides it’s time to get rid of the line of wolf trackers once and for all.

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Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

 

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Murder on Saint Patrick’s Day (A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery Book 3) by P. Creeden

Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and 20-year-old Emma Wright is working hard at training five-month-old Molly, her foster puppy, to become a therapy dog. But her training coach and neighbor gets an emergency call, cutting the lesson short, and Emma volunteers to pick up her daughter at a St. Patrick’s Day concert in town.

When Emma arrives, the concert has just finished up, and the teenage girls are visiting with the band. Then the lead singer stumbles and falls to the ground, dead. Emma becomes the only level head in the crowd and calls for help. When the Sheriff and Colby arrive, they investigate it as a potential accident. But Emma finds subtle clues that something more sinister is going on. Did the leader of the band die in an accident, or was it murder?

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P. Creeden

Pauline Creeden

P. Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

 

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Free Read – Room 423 by Kathleen Lopez

Jeff thought little of the change of management at work. To him it was just a new set of people coming in to run things. It was not as if his job changed at all, no one’s did. It was business as usual. It was not until another co-worker pointed out a strange occurrence since the new management took over – people had started to go missing. Jeff chalked it up to people unhappy with the change and quitting, but when his friend is the next to ‘up and quit’, never heard from again, Jeff starts to believe there is more going on than mere disgruntled employees.

Demanding to know what happened to his friend, Jeff tries to meet with the new leadership, only to get a chilly reception. He is denied repeatedly for a request to meet with his HR rep. Why can’t he talk to management? Why are they so distant? Just what is happening behind the door of Room 423?

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Kathleen Lopez started writing early on at age 14 as a junior high school journalist, a career she continued throughout college. While professionally she has turned from the world of journalism to the corporate world of project management, she has always continued with her passion for writing short stories and poetry. Suspenseful thrillers, mysteries, and stories that take the reader along for the journey have always been among her favorites to read as well as write.

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Scarred Hearts by Ginger Talbot

Get your exclusive copy of “Scarred Hearts”, a standalone novelette only available to Ginger Talbot’s subscribers.

Her heroes are Alpha-holes. Her heroines can stare into the heart of darkness and emerge…not unscathed, but stronger in the broken places. Her writing can be intense in places, with scenes which might be triggering for some people.

But I can promise a unique journey of equal parts pain and passion, no infidelity, and always a happy ending! For contests, freebies, and news of my latest releases, sign up below!

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Ginger Talbot is a fan of dark chocolate, dark romance, and talking about herself in the third person. She’s a restless soul who’s wandered from coast to coast, and can generally be found in the local bookstore coffeeshop, flipping through the pages of a romance or thriller, and overindulging in lattes.

She majored in journalism and, in days of yore, worked as a newspaper reporter covering cops and courts, and then went on to work as a patient care tech in an emergency room. She’s also done stints as the world’s worst secretary and a mediocre cocktail waitress.

Now she sits around all day making up stories about sexy, dominant Alpha-holes and the smart-mouthed, sassy women who love to hate to love them.

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Edger by David Beem

Edger

by David Beem

Meet Edger (Ed-jer), a twenty-six-year-old gadget retail dork destined to become the world’s first superhero!

His superpower: the ability to channel the Collective Unconscious, a psychic network connecting the living and the dead. In his arsenal are the skills of Bruce Lee, the strength of Samson, the wisdom of the ages…and the dancing chops of Michael Jackson—including that one twisty foot move, crotch grab, and fedora tilt.

But there’s a catch…

Like every psychic superpower to get administered through a hypodermic needle, this one comes with a prick. Someone seems to have misplaced the booster necessary for stabilizing his superpower. Without it, Edger has three days before his brain turns to pudding.

Join our Dork of Destiny as he overcomes the world’s greatest butt, two rival Cluck-n-Pray gangs, an evil cow, a Green Bay Defensive Tackle, rifle-toting assassins—and a pair of stoners who inadvertently create the world’s first supervillain after a wild night on Twitter!

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David Beem enjoys superhero movies, taekwondo, and flossing. He lives in Djibouti with his family and crippling self-doubt. Help actualize David’s inner confidence. Visit his website today, and buy all the stuff.

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“…undeniably entertaining.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

Interview with Author David Beem

Try to describe your book in one sentence.

It’s a comedy about a computer nerd whose world is turned upside down by a sexy spy to become the world’s first superhero.

State a random fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.

         I’m hiding in your pantry right now, eating all your crackers.

If you wouldn’t be a writer, what you would be?

         Hitman. I’d totally kill it.

Do you read reviews written about your book?

I do. Not only that, I obtain the names and addresses of all the trolls out there. So keep it up, Brenda!

Who is your favorite character in your new release?

Shmuel. Balding, early forties. Been stoned since his twenties (ostensibly to manage his hemorrhoids). He’s the getaway driver for the A-Team, and underest under achiever to ever under achieve.

Do you see yourself in any of your characters?

Shmuel. For I, too, am confused by adulthood and stuff. For I, too, am the getaway driver—only for me the getting away driving is usually for my wife at a Meijer.

What inspired you to write, you took any ideas from other books, movies etc?

Edger arose like the Sword of Justice at twilight from a placid lake…after binge-watching Chuck on Netflix. The queen and I were devastated to have arrived at the end. We wanted more. Determined, I went down, down, down to the magician’s quarters. We plotted, then pantsed it. Together, we stirred the cauldron: One part, Chuck, one part Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and one part superhero movies (for the magician’s daughter is smitten with superhero action movie Chrises). And lo, Edger was born.

Do you have an all-time favorite book?

         Good Omens.

Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?

         Facebook.

The last book you’ve read?

         Stick Dog Chases a Pizza.

Anything else you would like to add?

Yes. Eventually I realized, alas, that the main purpose of eating Pringles is to finish them…alone, broken, and friendless.

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