Dreams aren’t just for the young, and Ginny Lawther is happy to prove that even at the age of fifty-eight she can still brave a leap of faith…she just needs a little prodding from like-minded individuals. Step one: place an ad in the local newspaper inviting other dreamers to form an Ideal Life Club. Step two: see if anyone shows up.
When Ginny meets four hopeful strangers at the first club meeting, she thinks they’re off to a great start.
Now it's only a matter of time before the sixty-something widow Hilda turns her crafting into a full-time career; the twenty-something Jerry becomes a professional musician; and the thirty-something housewife Lydia publishes her cookbook. That is, until the rugged divorcé, Lee, sets a goal to solve his ghost problem—and upends all their lives!
Suddenly the support group isn’t just trying to navigate the ups and downs of pursuing their dreams; they’re also wrestling with a strange cast of spirits who keep interrupting their endeavors. What do these apparitions want? And why have they latched on to the Ideal Lifers?
Haunting, humorous, and hopeful, Taking Leaps and Finding Ghosts sparks the imagination and breathes unexpected life into everyday reality. Continue Reading
The Bride of Amman, a huge and controversial bestseller when first published in Arabic, takes a sharp-eyed look at the intersecting lives of four women and one gay man in Jordan’s historic capital, Amman—a city deeply imbued with its nation’s traditions and taboos. When Rana finds herself not only falling for a man of the wrong faith, but also getting into trouble with him, where can they go to escape? Can Hayat’s secret liaisons really suppress the memories of her abusive father? When Ali is pressured by society’s homophobia into a fake heterosexual marriage, how long can he maintain the illusion? And when spinsterhood and divorce spell social catastrophe, is living a lie truly the best option for Leila? What must she do to avoid reaching her ‘expiry date’ at the age thirty like her sister Salma, Jordan’s secret blogger and a self-confessed spinster with a plot up her sleeve to defy her city’s prejudices? These five young lives come together and come apart in ways that are distinctly modern yet as unique and timeless as Amman itself.
Matthew Willard and the Quest to Kiss a Girl is a humor novel written by a stand-up comedian about what it feels like to have a high school crush, and how it feels when that crush inevitably stomp on your heart.
The story begins with Matthew’s initial challenge in middle school – to kiss the girl of his dreams. After a serious of failures and mishaps, it progresses to his high school objective – finding any girl above a “six” who will let him stick his tongue in her mouth for a split second. Along the way Matthew and his snarky friends attend carnival freak shows, encounter muscle bound Christian life coaches, and learn why nothing good ever happens when you put on a Speedo.
Lou Malloy learns of his sister's death right before he is released from prison, having served 15 years for the theft of $15 million from an Indian casino. He wants two things: to keep the $15 million, which no one has been able to find, and to track down and punish whoever killed his sister.
Lou Malloy teams up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. In no time, Lou has found the hidden $15 million, recovered guns and ammunition hidden with the money, and murdered two low-level mobsters and fed them to the crocodiles.
As the body count rises, the story grows more complex and his sister's death becomes more mysterious.
When the hottest rocker chick in town, Trisha Williams, is thrown a 16th birthday bash at her father’s house, things take a turn for the worst. The notorious Westside Gangstas, a criminal gang feared for its ruthless street thuggery, gatecrash the party. A brawl erupts and popular teenager Dayne Hetfield is caught having sex with a gang member’s girlfriend. This begins the cycle of tit for tat violence that turns the streets of urban Sydney into a battleground. Friendships become strained and relationships are broken as the beatings, bloodshed, bombings and murder take their toll on Dayne and his metalhead mates. Yet, neither side is willing to submit to the carnage, and the animosity rages on until only one side is left standing.
VOID follows six friends living in Los Angeles, CA. Each of these friends finds themselves struggling with some personal issues of some sort.
This novella is written as a contemporary romance drama mixed in with a play setup, taking place over the course of three acts that delivers
character build-up and drama. Exploring themes such as sexual identity, loss, marriage, parenting, abuse and more, VOID is a modern tale
of pain and despair, and the steps one group of friends will take to overcome that despair and get to a place of hope and love.
Through their experiences, these friends will find love. Their friendships will be tested, with some becoming stronger, and other's falling
short. Touching on very real experiences and problems in life, VOID is the perfect read for both romantics and those interested in reading
about the human condition. Continue Reading
A terrible tragedy makes orphans of three young boys, unfortunately for them the police have left them to the Tanneford Institute, an insane asylum/orphanage ran by a sadistic doctor and staffed by nuns. We follow them through their trials and tribulations, the highs and lows of life in Tanneford and watch their bond flourish despite their harsh surroundings, always finding some way to keep the hope of seeing the outside world again.
Today I had the chance to speak with an author that I was really excited about interviewing. Angie Anomalous, she is the author of The Hallowed Chronicles- a series that I have been really enjoying. The third installment of the series is set to release soon and I can't wait to add that to read list as well. Anyway, without further ado here is the amazing Angie!
Why don't we start off by you telling us a little about yourself?
I'm an avid gamer and bookworm who works two jobs and loves to stay inside like the introvert I am. I'm also the type of person who's always staring off into space and quiet until I grow comfortable (that's when I'm the weirdest person in existence). I'm an outdoors type of person who likes to hike and grow irritable when I can't get outside even for a few minutes! Continue Reading
So I read a good bit of books in October but I didn't review all of them because there are only so many hours in a day. Anyway my top book of the month is...
When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.
When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul. Continue Reading
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