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Dance Like You Mean It
“…An over the top, often witty escape into fantasy that manages to convey some realistic poignancy on the road to a satisfying conclusion.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
Middle age finds working women around the world overworked, overcommitted, and over it! Dance Like You Mean It paints a vivid portrait of the all-work, no-play world of Cassie Calabria, a woman juggling a career, marriage, and children. But, Cassie has found the perfect way to keep her dreams afloat while surviving her circus act of family and career. She’s penning an erotic novel, hoping it will bring fame and fortune. The only trouble with that dream is the manuscript she’s written doesn’t reflect the perfect mother, wife, and daughter image she’s portrayed for years. Who is Cassie Calabria? She’s about to find, along with family and friends, her authentic self in this sexy and hilarious coming-of-middle-age novel!
by Author Jeanne Skartsiaris
A RIVER FOR GEMMA
Miracles abound in Sugar Creek, a small-town nestled near the horse trails and hazelnut orchards of Oregon’s lush countryside. It is here, where twenty-six-year old Gemma Porter lives a vibrant life chasing her dreams. But Gemma is underestimated by a world that pigeonholes her as “intellectually disabled.” While the naysayers and bullies only see Gemma’s limitations, her beloved grandmother sees the heart of a genius—and a soul of divination. When Gemma’s longing to be a mother collides with her grandmother’s hidden past, three generations of Porter women are put in peril. A harrowing adventure unfolds into a heroic quest to save their lives. As Gemma’s bravery is tested, she will need to prove that regardless of age or intellect, a mother’s love knows no bounds.
by Author Debra Whiting Alexander
Touch the Dead
Eden returns to the Fox Dunes Lodge on the Florida cost to search for her missing cousin Jess. But finding answers and someone to trust prove as elusive as the shadows beneath the waves. Jess and Eden both loved Johnny, and when he comes to the lodge and takes Eden in his arms, she is forced to confront a painful question: Can she even trust herself to find the truth?
by Author E.S. Thornton
Would time be on their side?
A mother’s wish. A daughter’s determination Which one, if any, would be fulfilled first?
Tammy, Donna, and Jenny were separated by divorce and divided by an ocean for decades.
Their mother, Rose, had one wish—to see her girls together one more time.
For Tammy, it would have to wait. She’s living out her dream as a commercial fisherwoman on the Pacific Ocean.
But when a fishing trip goes wrong, she questions her future with the fleet.
After two devastating deaths in the family, and when Tammy finds herself fighting for her own life not once but twice; the family takes center stage.
She wants to make her mother’s wish come true.
But did the sisters wait too long?
Their mother’s health suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Will she get to see her girls together one more time?
***Gold Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Best Adventure Fiction 2021***
by Author Tina Hogan Grant
The Memory of Flight, a novel
The Second Edition of The Memory of Flight, a novel (Released November 2021)
Marilyn’s quiet, mysterious beauty belies the turmoil inside her head. She moves with her children to her parent’s farm to escape her alcoholic husband’s increasingly violent outbursts. Her daughter, Ginny, finds comfort in her grandmother’s company and the discovery of her father’s old Brownie camera. As Marilyn’s mental health declines, Ginny embarks on an obsession with taking photographs-particularly of people in moments of raw emotion. A chance to go away to college gives Ginny hope for a new life. But soon one of her photographs involves her in a murder investigation and a new crisis with Marilyn force Ginny to face and reconcile her difficult childhood.
Winner of the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel
“Emotionally riveting…The Memory of Flight is an emotional and satisfying read. Highly Recommended.” -5-star review and Editor’s Pick, Story Circle Book Reviews, June 2016
by Author Debra Bowling
The Haunting on Palm Court: An Isle of Palms Suspense (Book 1)
After Blake Nelson catches her abusive fiancé, Parker, with another woman, she seeks serenity at her late grandmother’s beach cottage. He follows Blake to the island and attempts to kill her, but instead, he dies in an accident while fleeing the police. His malevolent spirit returns to the cottage to finish what he started.
The haunting intensifies when Blake reconnects with her first love, Clint. Will Blake discover how to banish Parker before it’s too late?
by Author Stephanie Edwards
CHAMPAGNE WIDOWS, first woman of champagne, Veuve Clicquot
“This effervescent historical novel paints a richly detailed portrait of the enterprising Veuve Clicquot. The twinned plots of Clicquot and Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise and fall are filled with detail that give life to this far-off time. The prose is light, yet detailed, and peppered with moments of wry humor. Napoleon\’s characterization is well-crafted and give his character new life. Clicquot’s character is charming, and readers will love getting to know her. Rosenberg has a superb eye for blending humor with drama.” ~Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize
by Author Rebecca Rosenberg
Red Carpet Rivals: a novel
RED CARPET RIVALS: a novel
Winner: BEST NOVEL NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
BEST NOVEL Beverly Hills Book Award
Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Selection
The action in RED CARPET RIVALS swirls around the glamour and chaos of the most celebrated movie awards ceremony. The savvy, sexy, and funny novel provides an inside scoop about the studios and the stars in Hollywood from the 1980s to the present. The cast of characters jockeys for position on Hollywood\’s rocky road to success. Secrets are revealed about their relationships, sexual harassment, health, and blind ambition.
PRESTON “COOP” COOPER and SIRENA JACKSON, an estranged superstar couple, are nominated for their roles in the steamy movie based on a novel by Jack London.
FRANCINE DARTEN, a leading publicist with star clients, wants to handle Coop’s professional and personal affairs.
CHARLIE WALLACH, an ambitious female studio marketing executive, hopes shatter the management glass ceiling at Silverlake Pictures.
The novel has garnered rave reviews:
“RED CARPET RIVALS is to the movies what THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is to fashion.”—Mickey Goodman, Author/Journalist
“An absolutely delightful read. Bobbi Kornblit digs into her years as a Hollywood insider and delivers a very funny, irreverent, and mischievously shocking tale of what really goes on behind the scenes in the film industry. Her characters will jump off the page and into your head and heart.” —Steve Coulter, Actor/Writer, House of Cards & The Walking Dead
“Glamorous rivals look for love onscreen and off in this fast-paced tale about Hollywood. Surprising relationships surface in this wickedly funny, sexy novel that dishes about the movie studios and the stars.”—Julie Spira, Bestselling Author, The Perils of Cyber-Dating
“Ever wondered what it was like to walk the red carpet in Hollywood? Get out a glass of champagne because here’s your chance! Bobbi Kornblit gives us an insider view into the glamorous lives of movie studio moguls and actors in her new Red Carpet Rivals. Fast pacing, unexpected plot twists, delicious rivalries, and poignant love stories are all wrapped into a novel that will keep you reading well into the night. Move over, Jackie Collins!\”—Kellie Coates Gilbert, Author of the engaging and popular Sun Valley Series
“Strap yourself in for a wild and funny ride into the world that exists behind Hollywood’s publicity glitz and talk-show chatter. A wickedly gleeful page-turner of a book.” —Mike Rose, Author of Lives the Boundary and The Mind at Work
“Red Carpet Rivals takes us behind the scenes of the privileged, pampered, decadent worlds of Hollywood’s Beautiful People. Each chapter gives us a private, VIP tour peering into a secret close-up of both historic Hollywood as well as that of today’s glitz and glam and backstabbing smarm. What happens behind those gilded closed doors and cloistered movie sets? Who are the lovers and haters behind those sparkling veneer grins? Stretch limos, palatial mansions, designer gowns, private jets, hilarious award ceremonies, international film festivals, divas, pervs, lust and ultimate true love. What’s “reel” and what\’s “real”? Once you step onto this unrivaled red carpet journey the answers will definitely surprise you.” —Cara Wilson-Granat, Author / Storyteller / Inspirational Speaker
Get the “reel” story about Hollywood stars, studios, and scandals.
Author Bobbi Kornblit
Murdered in Craven
The last heir of the oldest family in the oldest county in South Carolina . . . Quinn Sterling carries the weight of legacy.
Quinn Sterling’s father was murdered, and the Craven County sheriff—her uncle—botched the investigation. Now too many troubling questions remain for Quinn to walk away. Instead, she leaves her career at the FBI to take on her inheritance—a 3,000-acre pecan dynasty in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As the only heir she assumes the reins of the family business—while keeping an eye on her father’s cold case, and her toe in the old game as a private investigator. With her two childhood friends, one now a caretaker of Sterling Banks, and the other a deputy sheriff, she managed to hold everything together until a blind client and a mentor from her early days pull her into a case that will jeopardize her friends, her farm, and her legacy, not to mention her life when her past meets her present.
by Author C. Hope Clark
Long Gone & Lost: True Fictions and Other Lies…
Native Texan Bobby Horecka spent a lifetime telling stories, landing his first words in print at the small town’s local blatt while still in junior high. Seeing his words there made enough of an impression, though, that newspapering became his career. He rose swift through the ranks of papers large and small across Texas, collecting walls of press awards along the way. So, when the same institutions that he gave most of his life to decided, after they took a few on the chin, that he and hundreds like him might do well to part company for a spell, he was understandably confounded. Mostly, though, he was just plenty pissed. Rather than dwell on it long, Horecka lemonaded those lemons and soon found himself a brand-new grad student in this recently launched online MFA creative writing program in the town where he lived.
If he learned anything from 35 years spent telling other people’s stories, it was that little time is left at day’s end to tell any of your own. And thus, his story collection, Long Gone & Lost, was born. Crafted as the final thesis for his MFA, Horecka soon found himself in regular talks with Madville Publishing’s Kim Davis, who spotted one of its stories published in a friend’s literary magazine. A dark, sobering piece about a drug-addled Vietnam vet and a mysterious toddler who kept reappearing at his stoop. Horecka told Davis that the characters in that piece, like most others found in his book–were all based on characters and events from his own life. Davis was hooked, and it wasn’t long before they set about the business of making books together. That first story impressed her enough, she not only used it as the opener to the collection but also placed it in another book she was making then entitled Runaway: An Anthology. Both made their debut at San Antonio’s AWP Conference in early March 2020. Of course, so did another little item we came to know as the pandemic, turning life straight catawampus for many months afterward.
Meanwhile, Long Gone & Lost quietly caught the attention of the Texas Institute of Letters, which picked it as one of just two finalists for the 2021 Sergio Troncoso First Book of Fiction Award. Horecka, who relocated to the family farm of his youth after grad school, went to work for the local news office, starting in 2019 as roving reporter for two news newspapers, mostly. Today, he serves as editor and lead writer for five nearby smalltown weeklies, as well as a regular contributor to three other neighboring publications.
by Author Bobby Horecka
A Quiver in the Purlieu
A book flies away as soon as it’s completed, defining a pivotal point in the life-arch of the protagonist. This life-arch also features a banyan tree growing in Canada, a bar in semi-rural U.S.A., a sliver of time in an idyllic, isolated village in India, a bored billionaire playing the stock market, a comic book princess, and an interstellar spaceship journey. All this takes place in a universe that’s ever-expanding.
by Author Amit Verma
Judgment Day & Other White Lies
Judgment Day & Other White Lies is a short fiction collection that deconstructs whiteness by retelling versions of Greek, Roman, and Christian myths, concepts, and characters through a contemporary lens that reads whiteness into history as a force of destruction for white characters (in addition to those they oppress). From an alternative biblical Genesis about apes having orgies while on magic mushrooms to create western civilization (as told by the kinds of philosophers who have to be stoned themselves), to a retelling of the Oresteia where the white heavy metal musician Orestes is helping his aging mother Dawn commit suicide, to a white graffiti writer, magician, and cultural mis-appropriator named Per-C who fundamentally alters reality by painting fantastical ‘Dusa portraits all over the city of Houston, to the eponymous story Judgment Day that primarily concerns the mind-altering-collapsing effects of a hallucinogenic on a Christlike white man who has two sets of memories stuck in his head, these stories show the tragicomic consequences of what happens when white people identify with the white lie of an identity that lives a fiction to maintain power.
by Author Mike Hilbig
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