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Genre(s): Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Christianity, Christian Fiction, Fantasy
M other of three, Sarah Glen, loses her life under unusual circumstances when her car is forced from the road in what appears to be a random act of road rage.
What follows is a breathtaking story of adventure and excitement as Sarah explores the limitless wonder of her new home, Paradise.
The Throne Room, New Jerusalem, departed loved ones, all these and more are unveiled in this thought provoking tale.
While Sarah’s remaining family and friends struggle to come to terms with the passing of the popular mom, angels, good and evil, fight for supremacy in the age-old battle between the kingdoms of darkness and light.
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Genre(s): Sports & Outdoors, Baseball, Essays & Writings, History
W hy would anyone root for a team that hasn’t been in a World Series since 1945 and hasn’t won one since 1908, has had just 20 winning seasons since 1939, and plays in a ballpark that’s nearly a century old and is falling apart? I Bleed Cubbie Blue, a memoir of one fan’s six-decade love affair with the Chicago Cubs, offers a charming and compelling answer to this burning question.
Combining personal memories and reflections with meticulous research, native Chicagoan Doug Erlandson describes his lifelong affection for a team that has raised but ultimately crushed his hopes countless times, a team to which he remains intensely loyal after nearly sixty years of fandom. Beginning with a description of the first game he attended in 1954 (a loss, of course, to the New York Giants), he weaves highlights from every season from the late-1950s through 2012 with detailed descriptions of significant games, front-office follies, trades (some of which should never have been made, others of which turned out to be sheer genius), as well as the individual players (from the great to the incompetent) who toiled in a Cubs’ uniform during this period.
I Bleed Cubbie Blue provides often humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, but always accurate commentary on P.K. Wrigley’s college of coaches, the Brock-Broglio trade (which, according to Erlandson, did not seem like such a bad trade the day it was made), the collapse in 1969 (which still ranks as quintessential of all Cubs’ swoons), why Leo Durocher was a great manager (and why he was not), the lean years of the Seventies and early Eighties, the wonderfully giddy year of 1984 (along with a detailed account of the two most important games of the season), a year that ultimately resulted in the second Great Disappointment (the first being 1969), the improbable divisional championship of 1989, why Kerry Wood’s fifth Major League start was and remains the greatest pitching performance of all times, why Steve Bartman was not to blame for the Cubs’ loss in the 2003 playoffs, and much, much more.
Along the way I Bleed Cubbie Blue describes bizarre plays (such as Cal Neeman’s unlikely inside-the-park homerun when Bob Skinner forgot what inning it was), the tragic death of Ken Hubbs at age 22, the pitcher who claimed he pitched in a hypnotic trance, Jack Brickhouse’s call of an around-the-horn triple play (before it happened!), the unintentionally funny moments with Harry Caray in the broadcast booth, and the most memorable performances by guest conductors during the seventh-inning stretch.
A comment from the Epilogue sums up Erlandson’s reason for writing this memoir: “Whether in winning or losing, the Cubs have provided me with countless memories that are as wonderful and as fresh as the beautifully-manicured baseball diamond that has anchored the northeast corner of Addison and Clark for a hundred years.”
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Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Humor
A n X-Generation memoir of sorts, while at the same time a short attention span trilogy for the A.D.D. crowd. In these economically challenging times, it makes sound fiscal sense to get the most out of your book purchases. The author, acting out of frustration with an impotent undergraduate degree, accidentally went to law school. After graduating, in an effort to change the road he was on, he ended up in Asia, where everything went from the wok into the fire. Returning to the U.S., premature dementia kicked in as he lost his identity as well as his mind trying to survive with a bad credit rating while under constant attack. This is a funny story if you’re not him.
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Genre(s): Animals, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Dragons, Social Situations, Family Life, New Experiences, Ages 9-12, People & Places, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Series
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On his eleventh birthday Thomas Farrell is informed that the deceased father he never knew has provided for his education at Darkledun Manor, a school for gifted children. Thomas, however, feels he’s just an ordinary boy, but Darkledun Manor proves to be anything but an ordinary school…
In this work of fiction the reader is transported into a world of myth as the young protagonist, Thomas Farrell, seeks to understand who his mysterious father was, and why he left him a strange glass orb containing a serpent. As the story progresses, Thomas and his friends become increasingly caught up in a world they never knew existed — a world beyond the standing stones.
Word count: 74,000
Brief: “Narnia meets Hogwarts” (AmeliaAT “Apostrophistica”, Amazon reviewer)
Audience: Confident readers ages 9+
What others are saying about The Serpent in the Glass…
“Characters, plot and pace – spot-on! Enjoyed the wonderful description. Definitely recommend this book for young and old!” – Ngaire Elder, author
“Andrews has written a delightful tale that is well-told.” – Donald B. Anderson, author
“This would make a great movie…I will recommend this book to old and young alike.” – Cathy H.
“The world building was fantastic.” – Kathryn Hogan
“Finely drawn characters, wonderful atmosphere and a compelling plot.” – Pop Bop
“This was a very good book. I loved the storyline.” – Patricia Williams
“If you liked the Harry Potter stories, you will enjoy this tale.” – Maggie
“This book was full of action and adventure. I loved it. I couldn’t put it down.” – Cameron Johns
“In short – I cried. I loved it. I’ll be reading it again. With tissues.” – Elle Lainey
“I was wonderfully surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.” – Laura C.
“My daughter fell in love with the book. She ranked it up there with the Harry Potter Series and the Lightning Thief Series” – D. Reininger
“Neat, dynamic, interesting. For some reason, I kind of got a Stephen King kind of feel from the book, but I don’t know why.” – Vicki
“An excellent and well written book. I was captivated from start to finish.” – Steven Ray Montgomery
“Sure to Become a Classic!” – Vuk
“Although written with youngsters in mind it was done in such away to appeal to all ages even me a mum of 5 aged 53″ – C. Hughes
“whilst it is definitely aimed at a younger market, this 53 year old had no problems with this at all! Highly recommended!” – Mike White
“It was beautifully written, with an interesting use of British myths.” – Ana Mesquitela
“The writing was fantastic and left me dying to know what would happen next. A very satisfying read!” – Steven Thompson
“this book just sucked me in.” – Debbie R.
“One of my new favourites.” Elaine White
“A combo of Harry Potter meets Eragon…good story!” – Aleah Flowers
“I was caught in it as soon as I started reading it.” – Raissa Moniaruch
A video trailer can be accessed by viewing D.M. Andrews’ Amazon author page. Cover design by Alex Hausch.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Contemporary Fiction, Teens
2 am is “Dead Hour” when the vast stretch of motorway is quiet; deserted apart from the body of a teenage girl, sprawled across the fast lane…
Eighteen year old CAZ is struggling to come to terms with the death of her older sister ROSE, who died in a supposed hit and run accident. CAZ is determined to find the driver who killed her sister, and discovers ROSE was involved in a dubious social networking site; LIVEWIRE. The site is for thrill seeking teenagers and encourages them to participate in death defying activities and post photos and results.
Trying to come to terms with her grief CAZ must also support her mother, try to make peace with her mother’s new boyfriend GARRY, and deal with their shock announcement of emigration to Australia. Should CAZ go with them? Or swap her scientific ambitions for her secret dream of art school? What with her growing feelings for new boyfriend, (professional skate boarder, MATT), and dodging the VULTURES life is pretty full on.
CAZ soon realises the only way to reveal ROSE’s killer, and take the revenge she craves, is to participate in the game that killed her sister.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Romance, Historical, Historical Romance
* *New, edited version 2/5/13**
At ten summers, Isabel Mackenzie was banished from her highland clan by her father, Laird Alex Mackenzie; then for eight years forced to assume a false identity as Lady Ella and endure a harsh existence under the guardianship of her aunt’s husband, the Baron of Greystone.
When an English baron seeking reprisal kidnaps Laird Macleod’s nephew, he and his blackguard will stop at nothing to reclaim their kin. Yet, the moment the savage warriors arrive in England and come across Greystone’s ward, their strategy drastically changes. In hopes of exchanging the hellion for his nephew, the powerful laird gives her no choice but to return with him to the highlands of Scotland.
Captivated by her beauty and enthralled by her courageous spirit, Gavin is determined to keep Ella from her dire fate by forcing her to become his wife.
Yet, unbeknownst to him, she is the youngest child and hated daughter of his greatest ally.
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Genre(s): Animals, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Dragons, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Series, Teens
T WO NOVELS IN ONE VOLUME
All the epic fantasy adventures of Anders Tomason: SWORD BEARER and WIND RIDER, two full-length novels collected here in one omnibus book for a combined lower price.
MAGIC SWORDS, AN EVIL UNCLE, UNTAMED DRAGONS, EPIC BATTLES
You swing a staff until you’re ready to swing a sword. Then you go on all kinds of adventures — fighting monsters, casting spells and saving damsels in distress. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work, but I didn’t believe a word of it.
FANTASY ADVENTURE FOR DRAGON FANS OF ALL AGES
Two forms of power — natural and chemical — divide the world. Dragons, who keep the chemical power in check, have long retreated from human sight; few still believe in them. Inside a castle surrounded by Tuscan hills more and more threatened by chemical forces, sixteen-year-old Anders lives a sheltered life. But much as his parents try, Anders can’t avoid the forces that threaten…
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense
T he Las Vegas Mayoral race is heating up, and the incumbent doesn’t have a prayer. Wealthy real estate speculator Nick Campenelli, who wants to legalize prostitution in Clark County, and former pastor Louis St. Louis, running on a ‘clean-up-Vegas-by-getting-rid-of-the-whores’ platform, are the front runners.
They’re also front runners on the suspect list for a string of murders. Kennedy O’Brien, four-year detective with cop blood running in her veins, and her partner Wilder “Wild Thing” James, a veteran, are determined to find the man who’s murdering prostitutes who work the wrong side of the street, and they don’t care how important or politically active he is.
The killer is a man with a mission. He stalks the women before he kills them, leaving a “BEFORE” photo on their bodies, and sending an “AFTER” shot to the local news hound. Ed Hershey, an aging newscaster with just the right amount of grey in his hair, is determined to turn this story into a network gig, and his interference, along with the LVTVS legal team, are making Kennedy and Wilder look bad. Campenelli’s good looks and charm, and St. Louis’ vitriolic hatred of prostitutes are muddying the waters too, and now the killer seems to have taken a liking to Kennedy.
So the big question remains. Can she get him before he gets her?
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense
A young runaway takes refuge in a makeshift shack under the Hollywood Freeway, forcing the autistic woman in it to find milk for her sickly newborn – a search that ultimately ends in tragedy when the woman is run down by a hit-and-run driver after a violent confrontation with several teenagers. When one of those teenagers, seventeen-year-old Karen Devane, is implicated in the woman’s homicide, the tabloids are quick to exploit the tragedy, thanks to Karen’s recent antics as a spoiled Tinseltown “celebrat” riding on the coattails of her famous grandmother, the legendary Kate Stanton. Complicating matters is the dead woman’s daughter, who’s determined that Karen be held accountable for her mother’s death, even after the charges against Karen are dropped. With tensions between Karen and her family near breaking point and the paparazzi relentlessly hounding her every move, Karen makes a startling discovery which finally puts her on the road to redemption – and links the dead woman to her beloved grandmother.
Karen’s discovery raises a host of troubling questions for Kate, forcing her to revisit the horrors of her past in search of answers. But Kate soon realizes that some questions are better left unasked after a seemingly random shooting leaves her granddaughter fighting for her life and Kate scrambling to stay one step ahead of a killer who’s determined to end her life in order to save his own.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
M iller’s Grove’s most eligible bachelor, Josh Owens, could have a different date every night of the week, so he doesn’t understand why he’s drawn to Tara since she’s obviously not interested in him. Tara Sullivan is angry that he’s stolen the coveted prime-time anchor position she’d been promised.A stranger begins preying on the single young women in Miller’s Grove, and the story’s assigned to Tara. As the number of victims grows, Tara reluctantly accepts help from Josh. As he researches his top suspect in the assaults, he unearths events in the past that more than one resident of Miller’s Grove wants to keep hidden.Together they discover a web of conspiracy and lies involving the most powerful family in town. Josh and Tara put their reputations at risk in the hope of exposing the truth and, perhaps, finally bringing Tara peace.Sensuality Level: Sensual