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Beyond the Gray Leaf: The Life and Poems of J.P. Irvine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, and J.P. Irvine all worked as clerks in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War. But Irvine, a small-town poet from Illinois, was the one selected to address President Grant and 10,000 spectators. Those words were lost, along with Irvine's legacy. Until now.
The Last Cowboy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by BWL Publishing Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Words mean things. And Samantha Turner should know that better than anyone. Associate editor of the Flanders Herald, she’s buried herself in word-smithing for the better part of a decade as she labors at her father’s newspaper.
Ohio Portraits Vol. 2: More Midwestern Micromemoirs
Series: Ohio Portraits. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Author profile
We are named after some two-bit nowhere of a place mentioned as an aside in the Bible. We are easily forgotten, but we are distinctive. We are shrinking. Our population is aging. Our schools are closing. We are falling apart. We are getting small. We are forgettable. But at least we still have NASA, our parents, the fairgrounds, and the Browns. It is a cheap place to live. A place to retire.
Shroud of Lies
Series: Brewer Brothers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,780. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Mark believes he has finally shed his destructive past. Reunited with the brother he had believed to be dead for most of his life, Mark’s life detours again when he learns of a younger sister also abandoned by their parents. Desperate to find her, Mark and Dave travel thousands of miles turning over the rocks of their past.
Grey Areas 4: Smoke and Mirrors & White Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,960. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Barrett Greyson is dealing with the death of his father and the disturbing truth that was revealed to him. Chase waits for Delia's surgery to end and investigates Jackson's involvement in Chum's murder. Claire misses Barrett and struggles with what to do about it. Randy tries to work the system and get out of jail. Boyd Clevinger battles his own demons. This book concludes the Grey Areas series.
Halloween Comes Knocking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,150. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
As the leaves swirl and frost threatens to rest upon the pumpkin an evil living upon the misery of others reaching down from a small town in Wisconsin all the way to Chicago is unveiled through a young woman's novel, which might not be the fiction it seems but a dangerous reality far more insidious...--
We Dare Not Whisper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Brick Mantel Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Set in rural Wisconsin, We Dare Not Whisper explores the toxic legacy of a self-destructive family. With hauntingly beautiful prose, Jan Netolicky illuminates the suffering of individuals with bipolar disorder and the unthinkable challenges facing those closest to them.
The Burden of Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After his sister is killed in broad daylight and those who witness it silently scatter to their homes, Jack Stoneman returns to the small Missouri town of Hollow Valley and tries to piece together the mystery of her death by following clues she left behind for him. As he uncovers the truth in a place mired in bonds of silence, he must face his demons and fight for the lives of those he loves.
The Detective Games - #2: Beyond Chivalry
Series: The Detective Games. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Join Detectives Leor and Jean as they journey through France by helicopter – seeing the beauty of the land and listening to the sound of an accordion, fading into the night. Peaceful as it is, they quickly find that France is home not only to love and lights, but to peril. For the world's chief madman and criminal mastermind has chosen them as his next targets.
Ohio Portraits Vol. 1: A Midwestern Micromemoir
Series: Ohio Portraits. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Researchers call it the Cleveland Brain Drain. We grow, we suck all the nutrients from the dirt, we learn, we save our money, and we leave. We are statistics. We move by trends, like the grandparents and parents who brought us here. They placed their roots beside the veins of salt that ran beneath the lake. We have placed thin roots in the air. A huge hunk of us stays. But not the brain.