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RETURN TO THE MADNESS

"RETURN TO THE MADNESS"
Glyn Haynie
BUY FROM AMAZON
The year is 1970, and the war in Vietnam rages on. Sergeant Eddie Henderson returned home from his first tour of duty a broken man, haunted by the promises he made to his fallen brothers. Promises he failed to keep… Now, he’s going back. But the war takes a darker turn for Eddie when his squad defends a hot landing zone, and he finds himself facing a brutal VC officer named Dang. This savage killer has massacred hundreds of local villagers as punishment for helping American soldiers. As the conflict rages on, Dang and Eddie develop a personal feud that goes beyond the jungles of Vietnam. A private war that will leave Eddie haunted once more by a broken promise.
THRYKE

"THRYKE: THE MAN THAT NOBODY KNEW"
Simon Gary
BUY FROM AMAZON
The man. The bounder. The legend… In 1915, in the sleepy English village of Little-Sodbury-on-the-Wode, a star was born! For the first time, read all about the early life of actor Cornelius Arthur Thryke, in his own words – from his testing years growing up in boarding school, through his heroic African exploits in World War Two, to becoming the much-loved star of such British movie classics as M is for Microfilm and The Gentleman Burglars Strike Again. But, behind the success was a life characterized by secret and heartbreak. Thryke has been described by many as a “national treasure”, by others as a “curmudgeon of the highest order.”
TRANSIT TO ZEISS

"TRANSIT TO ZEISS"
Jeffrey Chase
BUY FROM AMAZON
After an astronaut murders his fellow crew on the first manned mission to planet Zeiss, the Church of the Vir Dei sends six thousand troops to the planet for reasons unknown. In pursuit is Army Colonel Eduard Veron, sworn enemy of the church, and whose past is intertwined with its reclusive pastor and self-proclaimed prophet Thomas Roth. When Veron encounters a tribe of shy primitives that identify with the immense black trees of Zeiss, he unwittingly discovers the source of the church’s power and the hidden key to the fate of Earth.
RESILIENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC

"RESILIENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC"
Nick Arnett
BUY FROM AMAZON
"Resilience During the Pandemic" is a practical guide for individuals and families for getting through this difficult time. It emphasizes that stress isn't always bad. Just as exercise and rest strengthens your muscles, stress can make you mentally and spiritually stronger when you combine it with appropriate recovery. From the author of "Stress Management & Crisis Response," the most widely used pocket reference for public safety, chaplains, and other crisis responders.
FREEDOM'S LIGHT

"FREEDOM'S LIGHT"
Robert J. Saniscalchi
BUY FROM AMAZON
Once again into the fray we must go to stand firm in the goodness of the light - Freedom's Light - against those that hide in the dark shadows of evil. Follow Rob and Tex as you are pulled into an action-packed story of love, loss, faith, and enduring friendship.
THE CORRAL RING

"THE CORRAL RING"
Thomas Richards
BUY FROM AMAZON
An amazing blend of high fantasy, action-adventure, sword and sorcery and magical realism, set in medieval Albion. Zeke Stone, caught between the Wizard Council and their foes in a race to identify an ancient relic and a dastardly plot, fights for his life, his future, and the future of Albion. Sorcery dawned 500 years BCE, but did it ever really end? To know what happened, we return to the middle ages - to a time that birthed legends whom history forgot...
BUTTERFLY LAKE

"BUTTERFLY LAKE"
Robert J. Saniscalchi
BUY FROM AMAZON
Butterfly Lake is a story about the bonds of enduring friendship, faith and family. What starts off as a well-deserved family vacation on the pristine waters of a mountain lake community, leads the reader into the unthinkable and something the peaceful town of Pinecrest, Pa. will not soon forget. Find out what happens when Rob and Tex find themselves in the thick of things once more in this chilling and thrilling tale of action and adventure.
WHO'S THERE? A COLLECTION OF STORIES

"WHO'S THERE? A COLLECTION OF STORIES"
Dimas Rio
BUY FROM AMAZON
These ghostly tales of revenge, greed, and desperation writhe and squirm in the dark corners of modern day Indonesia. Rich in cultural undertones that are uniquely Asian, these stories are in equal part grotesque and poetic, irreverent and spiritual, unusual and universal. Drawing on local folk tales of vengeful banshees, dusk-dwelling monsters, and other forms of the undead, this collection of five short stories will transport readers to the deep, dark abyss where demon forever resides: the human mind.
THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN HITMAN

"THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN HITMAN"
Elvis Irizarry
BUY FROM AMAZON
Take a look through the eyes of a killer who would one day become a true-life international hitman. Irizarry would go on for decades undetected by law enforcement. While killing for an organization, he would embroil the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing the Blind Shiekh Omar Abdel Rahman, motorcycle gangs, police, Mafiosi, and even the highest political seat in Washington D.C., Senator Joseph Frank Guarini. The untold truth by Elvis Irizarry.
MONSTERS INSIDE

"MONSTERS INSIDE"
Ric Rae
BUY FROM AMAZON
Pepper Anderson is a disillusioned twenty-something living in Bright City. She spends her weekends partying with friends, trying to forget about life and all the a-hole men she has to deal with. One weekend Pepper is attacked and something switches inside her. After she decides to kill her attacker she’s plunged into a world of bizarre technology, and weird and wonderful characters. As Pepper fights for her survival to its climactic end, she uncovers a dark secret Bright City doesn’t want revealed. Do we all have monsters inside us?
YOUR NUMBERS CAME UP

"YOUR NUMBERS CAME UP"
Donald Piasu
BUY FROM AMAZON
Having stolen large sums of money from people in his own community, Martin is now a wanted man. Some of his victims have gone to the police and some have hired a killer to track him down and recover the money. Despite the best efforts of the law, it is the professional assassin who finds him first.With no money to pay back the money the debt, Martin’s fate seems very bleak… That is, until he wins a Hundred Million Euros on the Lottery! Now his would-be assassin must protect Martin at all costs from both the police who are determined to arrest him and other hit men who want to kill him and take the winnings for themselves. Your Numbers Came Up is the first of a series of stories set around the fictional town of Ravenfall.
KAIZEN YOUR LIFE

"KAIZEN YOUR LIFE"
Simon D. Gary
BUY FROM AMAZON
“Kaizen Your Life” is an exciting and empowering book that describes how to use the world-conquering Japanese techniques of Continuous Improvement to enhance your life radically! Join Simon D. Gary, as he takes you on a journey through the strategies that he has spent a decade mastering. From clearing your environment and thinking of unneeded clutter, to planning and prioritizing your future projects, “Kaizen Your Life” is the only book you need to inspire an awesome new you!
ON MIDNIGHT RIDGE

"ON MIDNIGHT RIDGE"
BJ Ray
BUY FROM AMAZON
Jenny Montfort is the heir daughter of a farming family, who is mourning the loss of her parents. Jacob Adams is a city professional, tired of the rat-race, a keen cyclist, walker and countryman. When Jenny and Jacob collide on a country road, they embark on a whirlwind romance which changes both of their lives in ways that neither would ever have imagined
BULLETS AND BANDAGES

"BULLETS AND BANDAGES"
Robert J. Saniscalchi
BUY FROM AMAZON
Bullets and Bandages was inspired from the stories of the author's brother who was a US Army Field Medic with an elite Rescue and Recon Platoon, Vietnam 68-69. Through those stories, the author found the inspiration and was given the unique insight into the Bullets and Bandages of war. Parts of this book are also about the author's own experiences, and that special time in our history. The trails and victories of Rob and his comrades pull you into a world of survival through willpower, tenacity, and wit. This story is not only an adventurous thriller, but is also a story of love, humanity, and overcoming.
GONE TO THE DOGS

"GONE TO THE DOGS"
Simon Gary
BUY FROM AMAZON
Gone to the Dogs ran for five series between 1973 and 1977. At its peak, the 1975 Christmas Special drew an incredible twenty-one million viewers, a number unheard of in today’s multi-media age. It spawned a plethora of much-loved catchphrases and characters, which still resonate, with those of a certain age at least, to this very day. Join the cast and writers as they take you on a journey into the real story of this most beloved of shows, through the loves, the tragedies, the highs and the lows; that legendary hare is still very much running!
THE ECLIPSE DANCER

"THE ECLIPSE DANCER"
Laura Koerber
BUY FROM AMAZON

2019 REVIEWERS' CHOICE
READER VIEWS
Andy's heart filled with exultation. She raised her arms, fanned out her fingers, and arched her feet until she was on her toes. "I have changed," she whispered. The light exploded into a ring of fire in a black sky: total eclipse. She gently rose up into the warm, dark air and began to dance.
THE FREEDOM OF FALCONRY

"THE FREEDOM OF FALCONRY"
S.J. Manarin
BUY FROM AMAZON
The Freedom of Falconry - explains the basics of falconry: the history of the sport, the equipment used, the different methods used to raise and train birds of prey and why falconers do what they do. But this book will also explore something that few falconry books do: the unique relationship between a falconer and their raptor, told by falconry expert Sarah-Jane Manarin - founder of the Coda Falconry Bird of Prey Centre.
THE MIRRORED BOX

"THE MIRRORED BOX"
Angelique Manon
BUY FROM AMAZON
Angelique thinks she has the perfect life. She is young, beautiful, lives with her wealthy family in a natural paradise, in the South of France and is engaged to the man she loves. But then tragedy strikes. Cast off by her fiancee and rejected by her family, Angelique has no choice but to flee. On her journey she meets Nina, a mysterious and beautiful woman for whom money, sex and power have no limits.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NOIR

"ROCKY MOUNTAIN NOIR"
Peter Learn
BUY FROM AMAZON
It's going to take a lot to raise Jack Hammer's head out of the puddle of horse-piss draft beer he's drowning his sorrows in. A right-wing plot to regress humanity to Neanderthals in order to ensure a conservative dynasty is just the thing. Especially when fourteen-year-old Thormeen Ormsby is kidnapped to use as a test case. Follow Canmore's premier dwarf detective as he and his crew battle the forces of evil.
MY LIFE BEGAN AT FORTY

"MY LIFE BEGAN AT FORTY"
Michael Irwin
BUY FROM AMAZON
Ten years in the making, this real-life journal of a drug trafficker's 6 years behind bars is a revelation, and has become an invaluable resource for criminology professionals - it is as close to living the reality of prison life as most of us will ever get. This inspiring book is a must-read for anybody who feels unable to rehabilitate, and a fantastic resource for those with loved ones - or themselves - facing time in prison.
FLOW LIKE A RIVER

"FLOW LIKE A RIVER"
Mark Guillerman
BUY FROM AMAZON
When the patriarch of a New Orleans crime family dies in a fight-to-the-death with a Chanas Indian chief on the banks of the Mississippi River, little does he know his direct descendant, William Laveaux, will seek revenge 75 years later. On its surface, this novel pits the working class folk of a small Texas town against a ruthless crime lord intent on avenging the death of his grandfather. At its core, it's a novel about the spirituality of the people and of the native American culture that pre-dated their time in the land of the Sacred River.
GEEZING ALONG AT 80: SHAKING OFF THE LAST DROP

"GEEZING ALONG AT 80: SHAKING OFF THE LAST DROP"
Anthony Anastasi
BUY FROM AMAZON
This book is written for seniors, potential seniors, and the young, who think that they will never grow old. Telling, in his own inimitable style, the eight decade life story of a first generation American - the son of Italian migrants - who has never lost his enthusiasm for life and his country. It may be disjointed, disorganized and rambling: the product of a clueless codger.
AN UNWANTED AND UNWILLING HERO

"AN UNWANTED AND UNWILLING HERO"
E. Gourm
BUY FROM AMAZON
An amnesiac man finds himself in what he assumes to be another world. Declared a hero by a church quickly losing power, he’s pushed to take arms against an inhuman invader. But he has no intention to fight, much less for people he can’t trust nor love. Unwelcome, unwilling, and caring for himself above all, what is he to do when his own side feels more threatening than the supposed enemy?
NORTH OF THE LIFFEY

"NORTH OF THE LIFFEY"
Stiofan O'Broin

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FISH FARM

"FISH FARM"
Walt Sautter
BUY FROM AMAZON
When Tyron collapsed it took Jack’s career and his pension with it. He just knew, deep inside, that the company’s demise was orchestrated by the CEO, James Wheeler and that Wheeler had made off with millions. The thirst for revenge boiled incessantly in Jack’s belly until he finally came up with his vengeful scheme and the courage to carry it out!
A TIME TO WEEP AND A TIME TO LAUGH

"A TIME TO WEEP AND A TIME TO LAUGH"
Reverend Canon Robert Donkin
BUY FROM AMAZON
Robert was called to the Priesthood at 16 and was guided towards Ordination by local priests. Robert was ordained in 1974 at 23 years, the youngest a priest can be, according to Canon law. He has served in many parishes in South Wales, before becoming a Canon of Llandaff Cathedral in 2005 and serving on the Cathedral Chapter for 9 years.
THE COMPLETE POETRY OF NORMAN A.J. BERISFORD

"THE COMPLETE POETRY OF NORMAN A.J. BERISFORD"
Norman A.J. Berisford
BUY FROM AMAZON
The Complete Poetry of Norman AJ Berisford is the much anticipated release of the poet’s work. His whimsical and often sublime writing explores the compelling themes of nature, age, love and loss and promises to capture the hearts and minds of its readers.
SALT OF THE EARTH

"SALT OF THE EARTH"
Kate Moschandreas
BUY FROM AMAZON
It’s 2038, and Jess Prentiss, a chemistry student, is being chased. Fleeing from one narrow escape to another, Jess finds herself in a massive power struggle involving cut-throat capitalism, worldwide famine, the Governor of California and a radical environmental group. With time ticking, Jess must discover which players are the good guys - and whether the man who appears out of nowhere is someone she can trust with her life... and heart.
THE MEDAL OF PURITY

"THE MEDAL OF PURITY"
B.P. Smythe
BUY FROM AMAZON
The harrowing account of a Nazi family in World War Two. Karl Borch is a senior SS officer, promoted to commandant of Pullhausen concentration camp. Karl’s brief, as a eugenics physician, is to create an Aryan master race, eradicating genetic defects from society and physically enhancing humans through experimentation and surgical procedure, while maintaining a holiday camp atmosphere for Nazi party propaganda. When the war is finally over and the camps are liberated, Karl and his fellow SS officers learn what it is like to be the persecuted ones.
ASSIGNED

"ASSIGNED"
Tomi Farrell
BUY FROM AMAZON
From the moment she was born he has been in her life, watching her. He has studied her every expression, feeling, thought… Because she felt, like any other person… And, he didn’t… Why does she laugh? Why does she cry? Why does she feel…? Despite his exhaustive knowledge about her, he couldn’t answer these questions. For this, he was assigned to her. And now, their time has come.
SUPERI: REBORN

"SUPERI: REBORN"
Clint Thurmon & Christina R. Williams
BUY FROM AMAZON
Between 2,500 and 3,000 years ago an Angeli by the name of Nathon Bealson made a wonderful discovery. With the aid of his ability, he was able to open a great gate way that allowed Superians to travel to any of the dozens of moons surrounding their planet, but it wasn’t enough. It was then he made a terrible discovery, a life changing discovery that would curse us all.
MONOLAND: INTO THE GRAY HORIZON

"MONOLAND: INTO THE GRAY HORIZON"
E.A. Minin
BUY FROM AMAZON
Monoland is not heaven or hell. It’s a place somewhere in between. The World with no colors, but full of possibilities. Events that are changing the perception and paradigm of existence for ones who step into this plane. The monochrome world where newcomers break bonds with past life, apprentices study the crafts of three factions working for the good of Grey and Colored worlds. We step in at the last minutes of man’s life, but that is where his journey begins.
MONOLAND: THE SHIMMERING MIST

"MONOLAND: THE SHIMMERING MIST"
E.A. Minin
BUY FROM AMAZON
The second book in the series. Following the story Monoland: Into the Gray Horizon. Monoland is not heaven or hell. It’s a place somewhere in between. The World with no colors, but full of possibilities. Events that are changing the perception and paradigm of existence for ones who step into this plane. The monochrome world where newcomers break bonds with past life, apprentices study the crafts of three factions working for the good of Grey and Colored worlds.
MONOLAND: BEYOND THE MONOCHROME

"MONOLAND: BEYOND THE MONOCHROME"
E.A. Minin
BUY FROM AMAZON
As humankind enters the darkest period in its history, events in the coloured world inevitably affect the ordered flow of existence within the Gray Horizon, and Owen, his friends and colleagues, are struggling to support both worlds in their greatest ever moment of need. Yet, even as these events unfold, and each faction tackles its own responsibilities and assignments, a bigger threat is revealed on the coloured side of the palette - a plot undermining the very pillars upholding the order in Monoland.
PROMISES TO THE FALLEN

"PROMISES TO THE FALLEN"
Glyn Haynie
BUY FROM AMAZON
Nineteen-year-old Eddie Henderson is a private in the U.S. Army. His parents are deceased, and he has no one in his life except his platoon brothers—Porter, Rocky, and Professor. His fellow soldiers are his family now. But none share a bond as close as he and his best friend, team leader Mitch Drexler. In the heat and jungles of Vietnam, each man does the best he can to survive. Battles are fought, friends lost, and promises made to the fallen. But when the enemy fatally wounds a platoon brother in a deadly attack, the dying soldier makes Eddie promise to fulfill a final vow… A debt of blood that could change the course of his life forever.
THE INTELLIGENCE FACTOR

"THE INTELLIGENCE FACTOR"
Mike Logsdon
BUY FROM AMAZON
The novel opens in 1986 when two prominent social thinkers, Carl Wirth and Samuel Hoffman, are assassinated in a plane explosion over Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The murders are eventually banished to the cold case files. Then in 2025 Bishop Edward Joseph the Third, a member of the Church of New Morality, becomes president of the U.S. Soon Congress passes a law replacing the death penalty with lobotomies. A secret society called the Intelligence Factor has emerged, founded on the teachings of Wirth and Hoffman and dedicated to the annihilation of the status quo.
THE BLACK LINE

"THE BLACK LINE"
Matt McAvoy
BUY FROM AMAZON
Modern day London - a proud day for a very proud man, and why shouldn't he be? Boris has worked so very hard, and is now launching his new driver-less tube train on the pioneering Tower Line. But while some consider the line a triumph, not all are as pleased; in fact some, the more spiritually-attuned perhaps, are downright terrified.
GRANJY'S EYES

"GRANJY'S EYES"
Matt McAvoy
BUY FROM AMAZON
Meet Ollie. Well-educated and spoilt - a rich kid, fun-loving party-goer and brutal sociopath. Ruthlessly arrogant Ollie takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Ollie's going to learn, the hard way, that for every action there's a consequence, and for every bounty a price. Granjy's blind old eyes see Ollie like no-one else can; it was she that spoilt him rotten-to-the-core, and now his payment is due - Ollie will tear apart his own dark soul, and Granjy will teach him new meaning of the word 'remorse'.
KILL THE WITCH!

"KILL THE WITCH!"
Matt McAvoy
BUY FROM AMAZON
A series of devastating coincidences, or a mercilessly vicious witch's curse? Jack doesn't believe in coincidences. But he does believe in her, and the terrible mistake he made the day he crossed her. The day his life became a living nightmare. But with the lines so blurred between Jack's terrifying fairy-tale and his own mental diagnosis, can he now still tell which is the true modern-day horror story, and who is the real villain?
DRAWN

"DRAWN"
Matt McAvoy
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Jem is a talented artist and flamboyantly cocky stage-show psychic. When these abilities are drafted to help police solve a brutally violent murder, he immediately announces it as the work of a cunning serial killer. However, not all are convinced - is Jem simply enjoying his moment in the limelight, as he always does, or is he truly as gifted as he acts? And if he has the gift, is it really always so wise to use it?
JUSTICE INC.

"JUSTICE INC."
Matt McAvoy
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A highly-skilled vigilante is viciously apprehending London's most wanted and dangerous criminals, with a stark warning for the authorities: "Start serving justice, or I will." Only Detective Inspector Jack Jackson believes he knows the vigilante's identity; so begins a battle of wits and a grudging respect between the two men. But with police allegiances tested, a growing fan-base, and such grand plans for JUSTICE INC., can Jack stop him, and in truth, does he really want to?
CLOUDS

"CLOUDS"
Matt McAvoy
BUY FROM AMAZON
Imagine you're falling; flipping over and over through the sky - not in a dream, but in startling reality. A loud bang then nothing... nothing but the wind rushing past you and the sound of your own terrified screaming. You pray, desperately pray for salvation - death, madness, or a miracle in that welcoming bed of clouds. Scream and pray - you have nothing else.
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