Literary Gold 5/29/16

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Small Town Ho: The Hilarious Story of Moving from the Big City to North Idaho
by Duke Diercks
New author Duke Diercks bursts onto the scene with the hilarious memoir of one family’s move from the big city to the panhandle of North Idaho. No Jobs. No friends. Just buckets of our own ignorance.

Follow along in horror and hilarity as the family acclimates to the new small town way of life and the author bounces from jobs working in a school cafeteria to selling women’s clothing in a call center to opening a barbecue restaurant.

Written in a smart, self-deprecating, salty style, Small Town Ho is all at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, full of the struggle of an ordinary family consisting of three boys, one big black lab, one assassin of a cat, and two very tired parents.

Justice for None
by JM Harvey
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After a shootout in a South Dallas basement left spree killers Lamar and Lemuel Sutton dead, Dallas Homicide Detective Valentine Justice had expected a hero's welcome. What he received was a disability pension and an unceremonious ejection from the police department amidst allegations that he had executed the Suttons in cold blood.

In the four years since he laid down his badge and gun, Val has settled uneasily into a new role as househusband and Mr. Mom to his twin two year old sons while his wife, Victoria, has continued her career as a prosecutor in the Dallas District Attorney's office. But when Lamar and Lemuel's teenage sister, Abby, is found brutally murdered on the banks of the Trinity River after accusing Val of hijacking more than fifteen million dollars in stolen gold coins, Val is forced to take up a gun again while Victoria must defend her husband against a murder charge even as she confronts her own doubts about her husband's innocence.

Soon, both Victoria and Valentine are caught in the crossfire as a crew of peckerwood gangsters and crooked cops come searching for the gold.

Three Years with Quantrill: A True Story Told By His Scout
by John McCorkle
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McCorkle served briefly in the Missouri State Guard before being captured, swearing an oath of allegiance to the Unionists, and soon after breaking it to join Quantrill’s men.

Fighting along the Missouri-Kansas borderland, preying on Unionist sympathisers, this account provides insight into a western theatre of a very different nature than the usual accounts following the exploits of Ulysses S. Grant and his army.

McCorkle attempts to rehabilitate the memory of Quantrill, who he greatly respected, and the actions of the confederate guerrillas more generally.

He was at pains to show how federal atrocities led him into this fight and how, by contrast, the confederates operated within a framework of decency and morality.

Quantrill was best known for the massacre at Lawrence, Kansas in 1863, in which over 180 civilians were killed.

McCorkle recounts this raid and places the blame for it firmly on the federal forces, who provoked retaliation through their murder of a number of women related to the guerrillas.

A strict prohibition against the murder of women and children was followed by Quantrill’s bushwhackers at all times and McCorkle recounts numerous incidents where Quantrill punished those who made life a misery for the region’s inhabitants, irrespective of their political allegiance.

Nonetheless, McCorkle does not attempt to hide the often brutal and vicious nature of the guerrillas. What emerges is a memoir that shows the bleak realities of war and challenges the heroic narratives of the war that were emerging from the Unionist side.

This is the enlightening civil war memoir of John S. McCorkle, a confederate guerrilla operating in the Missouri area. With the help of his friend O.S. Barton, he finally committed his reminiscences on the civil war to paper first in 1914.

To the Sea
by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Fresh out of college and newly married, twenty-something Kira plans the perfect future with a house in the suburbs, ski getaways, and fancy dinners. When her husband Jeremy dies in a car accident, loss casts her adrift, but her heart cracks wide open when she uncovers the secrets he left behind.

Despite her dislike for the ocean with the whipping wind and itchy sand, Kira seeks solace in salt: tears, sweat, and the sea, helping her move beyond the myth of perfection, and guiding her toward the truth of who she really is.

She takes surf lessons to overcome her fear of the water and her well of grief. In the local surf scene, she meets sultry Jamie, with a hot Australian accent. He’s eager to spend time with her, but mostly between the sheets. Then there’s soulful Ian, her surf instructor, who helps her get on her feet and ride the waves.

During a transformative trip to South Africa on surfari, she learns the best way to be loved, yet when she returns to the shores of New England, grief continues to haunt her. She must let go, but how? Torn between the tides, Kira discovers strength and courage, navigates loss, lust, and love, taking readers along for the plunge.

A Shade of Vampire
by Bella Forrest
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On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? Or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Wards of Night
by EM Knight
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When 17-year old Eleira wakes up in a strange, unfamiliar room high above the redwoods of California, she has no idea what's waiting for her in the dark.

A trio of hauntingly beautiful vampires with a taste for her blood...

An ancient sanctuary locked away in time...

And a wicked queen determined to do anything to hold on to her rule.

Caught between three vampire brothers and coveted for her bloodline, Eleira is swept into a world of supernatural magic where nothing is as it seems and betrayal lurks behind every corner. She must fight for her survival or risk being made prey for the very creatures who keep her there. But when she discovers a dark, twisted prophecy with her at its center, she is pulled deep into the heart of THE HAVEN... and realizes that the vampires she seeks to escape might just be the key to her salvation.

by Pamela Beason
A missing baby. A teenage mother suspected of murder. A jaded detective whose reputation is on the line. A signing gorilla destined for the auction block. A scientist who is about to lose everything. Will the revelation that a gorilla is the only witness to the crime save or doom everyone involved?

The character of Neema in this series is based largely on everything the author has read about Koko, the signing gorilla, and studies of chimpanzees who have learned sign language.

Just My Luck
by Rosalind James
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Nate Torrance has a job to do, and the biggest rugby boots in the world to fill. He can’t afford to lose his focus, especially not to a brown-eyed Canadian who pushes all his buttons and looks much too good in a climbing harness.

Allison Villiers may not know what she wants to do with her life, but she’s clear about one thing. She’s not impressed by the new captain of the All Blacks, however big a deal he is to the rest of New Zealand. If only her unfortunate taste for adventure didn’t keep leading her astray ...

The Illusion of Annabella
by Jessica Sorensen
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Annabella Baker has always lived a normal life with a loving family. She had dreams of going to college and becoming a dancer. But the summer before her senior year, the life she knew is ripped away from her, and she’s left wondering if it ever really existed in the first place.

Six months later, Annabella is living an entirely different life. The loving family she had no longer exists, and the girl who dreamed of being a dancer can barely walk. She spends most of her time getting into trouble and living in denial over what happened. One night she takes things one step too far and is left dealing with the consequences.

Put under house arrest, Annabella can no longer run away from her problems. With the help of her cute, sweet neighbor, Luca Benton, she rediscovers the girl she used to be, and finally learns the truth about what really happened that horrible day that changed her life forever.

LITTLE HOT MAMA - The Flossie Turner Lewis Story
by Flossie Turner Lewis & Paula Meseroll
The Flossie Turner Lewis Story is about a woman of strength, a single mother who raised five children, a black entertainer who performed on the carnival and chitlin circuits, in speakeasies and minstrel shows, and in the swank nightclubs of Miami’s Overtown where the Turner Family shared venues with other greats of the day. From the Deep South to Miami, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles, Flossie lived her life as a performer, a mother, and a woman who could neither read nor write. That was until she decided at the age of 65 to learn how.

Flossie’s story of personal courage, tenacity, and strong values propels the reader through eras of discrimination, broken families, and the itinerant lifestyle of a traveling black entertainment family during and after the Depression. It is both a time capsule of an America seldom written about and a testament to one woman’s triumph over adversity, poverty, and illiteracy.

The Good Life
by Jodie Beau
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I was sitting on the toilet when he told me he wanted a divorce. Just like that, my charmed life was over.

Or maybe it was just beginning...

With a little help from her friends, a single girl's checklist, and a charismatic guy from her past, Roxie is only a few checkmarks away from reclaiming her life. She'll forget about being the good wife, and start living the good LIFE - even if it means getting thrown out of a bar or skinny-dipping in her neighbor's pool at 3am.

The Good Life is a light, romantic comedy about second-chances. The prequel, All Good Things, is the story of her first chance.

by Melissa Delport
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Paige’s father has Alzheimers, and her fiancĂ© is shot and killed in an armed robbery. Paige fights her depression and pulls herself out of the dark place that she has succumbed to, with monumental effort and a new-found determination to live her life to the fullest, doing things that both terrify and exhilarate her.

When Paige meets Adam, the attraction is instantaneous. Adam grew up in an orphanage and has no recollection of his life before the age of six. Paige falls head over heels in love and embraces a happiness she never dreamed possible. Until the day she finds Adam in bed with another woman.

Wanting nothing more to do with him, Paige cuts Adam out of her life, until she receives a mysterious visitor, who reveals secrets about Adam's past that shock Paige to her very core.

Determined to fight for the man that she loves, Paige finds herself on a journey that will change her life forever.

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