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Burning Sands
By Frank Touby
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,230. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico all earth was threatened by the oil disaster in the Persian Gulf — over 700 oil wells were set on fire by Saddam Hussein. It was predicted it would take decades to extinguish them. This is the true story of the heroic men who set a world record in killing those wild wells in just five months and saved the earth from toxic fallout
2099
By Jacky Tang
Price: Free! Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
The mistakes of the past continue to burn into the consciousness of the present. It is only from mistakes that humanity tends to learn its hard lessons. Yet time and time again the same mistakes are made. At the end of the century lies a man longing for his wife living in a world he never would have imagined. A world where humanity has managed to salvage itself after its own destruction.
Prelude
By Kurt Cobb
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction
In this romantic thriller Cassie Young is a rising star at a prestigious energy consulting firm when she discovers secret files that reveal the truth about the world's oil supplies; and, it's not good news. Soon, she finds herself locked in a game of cat and mouse that places her career and ultimately her life on the line. You'll never think quite the same way about filling your gas tank again.
The Road Between
By Florence Bell Ore
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Category: Nonfiction
As a child living on the Alberta prairies during the 1930s and 1940s, Florence Bell traveled between the influence of three cultures: English morals and manners of her family working as missionaries on the Blackfoot Reserve, her Indian neighbors emerging from their tribal past, and the Canadian people striving for independence. Dust, the Great Depression, and World War II added other dimensions.
The Babysitter
By Diane Stringam Tolley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
A kidnapping ring is operating in Edmonton, targeting the very youngest and most vulnerable of citizens. Several infants have already been taken, the ransom paid, the children returned. The cost in human misery, incalculable. J'Aime has come to the city, abandoning her former life, to serve as a babysitter to her tragically crippled sister. Can she protect her tiny charge? And her heart?
Devon
By Diane Stringam Tolley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,320. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Self-exiled to the outrider's cabin of his family ranch, following the death of his young wife, Devon struggles to find the will to live. When a young woman is thrown from a moving train and into his world, he is forced to forget his own heartbreak as he attempts to protect and care for her. Together, the two of them confront the demons that threaten them. And any future happiness.
The best laid plans: journeying around Western Canada
By Chris Jones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The Best Laid Plans is a valuable guide to Western Canada and an entertaining and humorous piece of travel writing. It gives useful tips but it contains more than that. It is full of interesting people, wildlife encounters, strange eating experiences, sudden plan changes, little-known facts, all written in a humorous and engaging style. Great for travellers or for those who like a good story.
Dinner with Lisa
By R. L. Prendergast
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,840. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
In the disastrous economic times of the 1930s, Joseph Gaston, a young widower with four children, arrives in the small town of Philibuster seeking security for his family. Instead, he faces barriers everywhere. Enraged by his situation, he attempts one last desperate act—on the night he learns about the mysterious Lisa.
Montana Memories
By Thomas Bullock
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Montana Memories is a series of recollections of the author’s experiences growing up in Montana during the middle of the twentieth century. The nation had recovered from a long depression, fought and won a world war and faced the uncertainties of the Cold War. For young boys it was time of adventure and daring escapades while hunting and fishing in the spectacular Montana venues.
Bodycheck
By Steven Owad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
Somebody wants Behn McAvoy dead. Behn is sure of this because he has just had to drown an assailant in his favourite fishing hole. But who would want to kill an ageing minor-league hockey player in Nowhere, Alberta? Finding out who's calling the shots would be easier to do if only the shots would stop coming.