Literary Gold 6/27/16

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The Book of Deacon
by Joseph Lallo
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Myranda is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.

The Lost Art of Second Chances
by courtney Hunt
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Historical Romance
Will her grandmother’s secret lead to Lucy’s second chance at love?
When Lucy Parker’s eccentric grandmother, Belladonna, dies, she leaves one last request. Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey into the past to discover long-buried family secrets that could change everything. . . .
Belladonna Rossi grew up as the queen of her small town in rural Tuscany. When World War II terrorizes the countryside, she helps the Monuments Men hide centuries of art in the warren of caves in her family vineyard. She falls in love with one of the soldiers, but will their love be able to survive in a war-torn world?
When Lucy’s childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her to Italy, will they find their second chance at love? From a tiny town in Massachusetts to the rolling hills of Tuscany, never-told family secrets unfurl in The Lost Art of Second Chances.

Wind Riders, Book One of the Fallen Lands Trilogy
by Patrick Parke-Tighe
Fantasy / Paranormal
Young Cat Calhoun’s carefully sheltered life takes an extraordinary turn after a fateful---and near fatal---encounter with a beautiful woman and murderous giant. Forced to leave his uncle and their modest farm behind, na├»ve Cat finds himself thrown into a new world of pirates, politics and prophecies. Mentored by the infamous Captain Dante D’Arc aboard The Chimera, he lives and learns with a special breed of men far removed from the thieving profiteers of song and legend. Instead, he finds himself fighting alongside selfless men willing to give their lives in ending a threat against the Fallen Lands fragile peace.

For the bitter giant, being an outlaw and outsider means taking all that life has to offer by cunning and force. Even when he finds the most meager hope and happiness, destiny intervenes and the haunted man known simply as Bear finds himself treading down ever darker roads. From paid enforcer, to arena champion, to desperate exile---the giant, driven by revenge, draws inevitably closer to a grim and bloody destiny.

Both men travel wildly separate paths but neither can escape the unseen forces intertwining their lives. Days pass, men die and kingdoms fall but for these two strangers, the collision of their fates could mean redemption or ruin for an unsuspecting world.

Light The Hidden Things
by Don McQuinn
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Literature & Fiction
Carter Crow has been wandering the country for years, denying and fleeing from the terrors of PTSD. When the retired Marine rolls into the quiet mountain town of Lupine, he doesn't expect it to be more than a temporary distraction. However, after meeting the strong and beautiful Lila Milam, his carefully controlled guard begins to drop. A tentative bond starts to kindle between them, but Crow's troubles and Lila's own struggles threaten to smother the flame just as quickly.

Something about Lila and the people of the peaceful town tugs at Crow, but he's driven to run again, escaping the grief and pain that stalks him. This time, however, he's unexpectedly confronted with a stark choice: accept the love and support being offered, or let the trauma of his past finally engulf him.

Half Wolf (Alpha Underground Book 1)
by Aimee Easterling
Fen Young is a half-shifter whose inner beast is more mouse than wolf. Home is her castle, the only place she's ever felt safe.

Enter Hunter Green, an uber-alpha strong enough to stop traffic with a single look. He's handsome and enticing and seems like just the ticket to broaden Fen's horizons...until the uber-alpha brushes off his admirer and summarily rejects her from her home pack.

Now treading water in the no-man's land of outpack territory, Fen must confront a missing pack mate, a tantalizing stranger, and a serial killer targeting half-werewolves. Will she be able to shore up her waning power in time to save her friend...and half-breeds everywhere...before it's too late?

Jurisdiction Terminated
by Marc Debbaudt & Jack Gold
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Thrillers & Suspense
An original crime novel involving the juvenile justice delinquency system from a true insider's viewpoint. The honest private thoughts of an experienced juvenile court judge are revealed, the various participants are exposed, and you'll witness what occurs in actual juvenile court proceedings that are closed to public scrutiny. When the Head of a major Los Angeles County official dies from a methamphetamine overdose, the curiosity of the judge lures him deeper into the maze of intrigue only to discover an insidious North Korean drug cartel's plot to distribute drugs to the young troubled children confined in probation camps and juvenile halls. Along the way the judge and his deputy district attorney, with the help of a tech savvy DEA agent, kidnap and torture a Korean gang member, spy on the cartel, and ultimately discover betrayal at the highest level of our justice system. You're sure to find this book action-packed, eye-opening, thought-provoking, well-written and an enjoyable read while you enter into an arena, juvenile justice, rarely explored in fiction today.

City of Dreams (The Paris Chronicles Book 1)
by Harriet Steel
Historical Romance
After a whirlwind courtship and marriage to dashing Frenchman Emile Daubigny, Anna, the teenage daughter of a Russian furrier, moves to Paris with her new husband, looking forward to a life of gaiety, love and comfortable affluence. The year is 1864: married life and the social scene in the most fashionable city on earth is everything Anna hoped it would be, but when Emile vanishes without trace and she is evicted, her world crumbles. As war with Prussia looms, Anna and the city she loves must struggle to survive.

This coming of age story explores the themes of friendship, love and the fragility of dreams. Nineteenth century Paris is richly evoked, from the opulent ballrooms of high society to the squalid tenements and harsh streets where the shadow of revolution grows ever darker.

Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.
by PK Hrezo
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit—part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good.

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated

We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.

Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply

Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.

We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.

How I Became Barbra Streisand: My Life as a Barbra Streisand Tribute Artist
by Joni Lambert
Biographies & Memoirs
Do you love Barbra Streisand? So does Streisand Tribute Artist/Impersonator Joni Lambert. Lambert, however, has taken her love of Barbra a step further than most fans.
As a professional Barbra Streisand tribute artist and impersonator. Lambert perform shows singing with the look and sound of Barbra Streisand. She is blessed to bear a resemblance, both vocally and physically, to “Babs”.

When learning what her unusual occupation is, Lambert is accustomed to hearing numerous questions, such as:

-How did you get started in this unusual career?
-How do you make the transformation into Barbra for every show?
-How did you get to sound so much like Barbra Streisand?
-What is it like “being” Barbra?
-Has Barbra ever seen you perform as her?
-What is it like being a tribute artist?

These are just a few of the questions that prompted her to write this book.. Join Joni on her journey from the beginning when she entered into this unusual industry, to successfully touring with her Barbra Streisand tribute show.

The Other Side of Bad (A Tucker Novels Book 1)
by R O Barton
Thrillers & Suspense
Tucker, a problem-solving gunfighter still reeling from the bloody death of his childhood sweetheart wife, must contend with his survivor's guilt while dodging bullets in the increasingly violent Music City.

Weeks after Tucker foils an assassination attempt on a client, he’s confronted at his remote country home by men intent on killing him.

Meanwhile, Tucker is forced to relive his secret violent past during an interview with a Nashville billionaire who wants his wife's "accidental" death investigated.

But, before Tucker can take on a new assignment, he must deal with who wants to kill him and why.

Just Pru
by Anne Pfeffer
Chick Lit
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.

What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes to live with her upstairs neighbor, Ellen, a playwright, Pru goes for it Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.

Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating ride. Her parents are in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?

The Legasea (Siren Song Trilogy Book 1)
by SK Munt
Teen & Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sealah Loveridge has grown up knowing that she has some awfully big wakes to navigate a path through if she wants to measure up to the kingdom’s expectations of what Ivyanne Court and Tristan Loveridge’s firstborn heir should be like. Her parents’ looks, strength, intelligence and epic love has raised the bar for happily ever after’s so high that Sealah imagines that it will take a tsunami of personal successes to vault her over it, so that she lands in their future as the true crowned jewel of the kingdom- with a legacy that will never be overshadowed.

But that never seemed like much of a problem to her- just a challenge; and there’s nothing Sealah Loveridge likes more than a challenge. Headstrong, driven and used to getting her way, this mermaid princess has never questioned the likelihood of everything falling into place for her, and imagines that securing the crown and the kingdom’s adoration is just a breath away.

But when Sealah learns that her name means ‘Sea Monster’ and that people are whispering about her and her imperfections behind her back- in a way that nobody speculated about her perfect ancestors- everything changes and by her seventeenth birthday, Sealah is a shadow of her former self and without glory. She knows that the only chance that she has left to secure a fairytale ending for herself is to get through the unveiling of the Ko Huna boardwalk, and then find a true love within the Marked… but how is she going to do that when it feels like at every turn, her rival Mariah Grey is not only attempting to usurp her- but succeeding?

The amusement park was supposed to be Sealah’s greatest accomplishment, but unfortunately, with the influx of visitors to the Seaview area comes a dark evil, and Sealah quickly works out that if she is going to get through the opening weekend, she might just have to give up on the idea of being everybody’s perfect mermaid princess, and embrace the sea-monster siren that still dwells within, and the loneliness that comes with it.

But one thing is for certain- this is going to be a summer that she will never forget, if she manages to survive it.

My Unexpected Forever
by Heidi McLaughlin
PRICE: $0.99
Contemporary Romance
I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.
It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.

I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.

They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

Dark Desires (Dark Gothic Book 1)
by Eve Silver
Historical Romance
Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances … and the murders.

With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she is falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man … or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

An Event to Remember. . .or Forget
by Melissa Baldwin
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Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy
Sienna Harris is a girl with a plan. Her days of slaving away at Carrie’s Classic Events and More are numbered as she is on the brink of launching her own event planning company. Her relationship with Luke Price is headed in the right direction and they are approaching their one-year mark. The future is looking bright and she knows that life could not get any better . . . That is until her perfectly planned world is thrown upside down by the unexpected arrival of someone from Luke’s past.
She receives the shock of her life on the night of the biggest event of her career. Sienna will now have to pull it all together without a list or a plan. The question is, can she do it?

Chasing Paris
by Jen Carter
Literature & Fiction
Amy Winthrow is shocked when her grandmother dies—not because Elizabeth Hathaway’s death is unexpected but because her existence had always been hidden. Ever-inquisitive and prone to letting her imagination get the best of her, Amy embarks upon a journey with an unlikely friend to unravel the mysteries of the elusive Lizzie Hathaway. As she follows the trail of broken dreams and promises of her grandmother’s life, Amy finds herself on a path of accidental self-discovery—a path that she chases all the way to Paris where Lizzie’s story ends and Amy’s begins.

Irish Encounter
by Hope Dougherty
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Religious & Inspirational Fiction
After almost three years of living under a fog of grief, Ellen Shepherd is ready for the next chapter in her life. Perhaps she’ll find adventure during a visit to Galway. Her idea of excitement consists of exploring Ireland for yarn to feature in her shop back home, but the adventure awaiting her includes an edgy stranger who disrupts her tea time, challenges her belief system, and stirs up feelings she thought she’d buried with her husband.

After years of ignoring God, nursing anger, and stifling his grief, Payne Anderson isn’t ready for the feelings a chance encounter with an enchanting stranger evokes. Though avoiding women and small talk has been his pattern, something about Ellen makes him want to seek her—and God again.

Can Ellen accept a new life different than the one she planned? Can Payne release his guilt and accept the peace he’s longed for? Can they surrender their past pain and embrace healing together, or will fear and doubt ruin their second chance at happiness?

Cargo: A Leine Basso Thriller
by D V Berkom
Action & Adventure
Haunted by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine Basso travels to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and human.

Making enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl, she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to help her.

For a price.

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