Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Astonishing Power – In An Old Suitcase

September 26, 2012
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What do a prostitute, a corrupt businessman, and a disfigured young woman have in common with a mysterious old homeless man who comes with an unusual piece of baggage? In “The Man With the Green Suitcase,” the debut novel by Dee Doanes, the old man comes into people’s lives because it’s important for them to experience the visions that he is somehow able to show them, visions that even he doesn’t understand. Whoever he connects…

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The End of the World, Brought To You By The New Kid

September 25, 2012
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Plymouth Rock is bleeding. Day has turned to night. Hundred-pound hailstones level buildings. In Dave Becker‘s debut novel “The Faustian Host ” the small town of Clement seems cursed, and the residents know who’s to blame: the new kid, Tony Marino. After losing his family and his home, 14-year-old Tony is forced to move from Florida to Massachusetts to attend Kalos Academy, an unconventional school for gifted children. Strange things begin to happen the day…

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A Teen’s Life – College, Family .. Shapeshifting

September 21, 2012
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Caleb Byrne is a bright high school senior who has plenty to deal with – choosing a college, taking care of his single dad, dealing with his headstrong girlfriend Joanna, and with an eccentric set of cousins in California. And he was managing to get by until the day he woke up as a Cocker Spaniel. We meet Caleb in J. Bridger‘s debut novel “Shifted Perspectives.” Even if it only happens monthly, and is more…

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She Was Lost, Now is Found. And Now Her Real Trouble Begins.

September 19, 2012
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When a beautiful 16-year-old girl named Sophie is found sequestered in a cage-like room in a rundown house in the desolate hills of Arbon Valley, Idaho, the entire community is shocked — not as much by her circumstances as by the fact Sophie is actually the almost-legendary Callidora, a baby girl who was kidnapped from her crib and canonized in “missing” posters with portraits of what the fabled girl might look like now. Authorities soon…

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Is No One Left Who Knows Compassion Anymore?

September 17, 2012
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Characters in crisis, situations right out of today’s news – Teresa Kennedy‘s short story collection “In The Country of No Compassion” offers literary fiction with a spiritual twist. A young amputee and Iraq war veteran struggles for a definition of heroism in “Times New Roman.” A recovered alcoholic frees himself from the past in “The Thirteenth Step.” Other stories in Kennedy’s collection focus on the controversy surrounding illegal immigration and the US-Mexican border. In “Undocumented”…

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Five Moons Craving a Hero

September 14, 2012
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A soldier is caught up in the middle of an interstellar war, tasked with rescuing the princess he loves and solving a two-thousand-year-old mystery that just might yield the secret to bringing peace to both sides of the galaxy. In Paul T. Harry‘s science fiction epic “The 5 Moons of Tiiana,” Captain Rez Cantor is commander of the Imperial Army’s Shadow Guard, and is the personal attache to Princess Leanna, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the…

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