Twisted Root Publishing

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Established in 2010 to meet the demand for quality e-publications, Twisted Root Publishing is dedicated to providing the finest in Adult and Young Adult novels and short fiction. Visit our website regularly to see the latest in new releases.

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The Dead
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In 'Ice Dragon' Jazella of Gruenheld ventured out into the snow covered forest in search of dragon treasure. Now, inside the dragon, the youth who has haunted her dreams holds her captive. Escape means risking her life in a dangerous return to Gruenheld, for the freezing forests holds worse things than dragons, wolves and wild men. Far worse.
A Faded Magic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A jaded carnie fortune teller at the end of the world. A little girl dealing with her parent’s divorce and the horror she creates in her magic place. A jockey who still dreams of horses no matter how broken her body. The characters in these five stories carry the loss and longing that opens them to the tragedy and triumph of a faded kind of magic in a too real world.
Brambles and Black Horses
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Gayle lost everything in the long ago accident that killed her family's champion race horse and left her a ruined wreck of flesh and broken bones. Now, as bulldozers destroy the old farm where her love of racing was born, the appearance of a strange barefoot boy threatens to bring ruin upon her again. Includes short story: Bees in the Morning.
Ice Dragon
Series: Ice Dragon, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Only the brave and the lucky can survive the walking dead, the frozen winter and the perilous ice dragon. When seventeen-year-old Jazella of Gruenheld faces a forced marriage to the ancient Venerable Heed, she makes the decision to risk everything in hopes of obtaining the treasure that will buy her freedom. Faced with the dead and the dragon, will her luck hold?
Happily Ever After At the End of Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
All Agatha Cluney (that's Clun-eh, as in the French) wants is to make people happy, but when you're a psychic at the end of the world, that's a little hard to do...
Blood Knowledge of Swans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
A small child, a string of pearls and a pool of swans converge in this short story of family life gone wrong. For Bella, in a world of beautiful swans, her mother is the most beautiful being of all. But swans abandon Bella every year and now her mother may abandon her, too. In a world of magic, what’s a child to do? Includes Short Story "In a Fold of Green Leaf Shadows".
Mirrors and Cloth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Lost in Rajasthan, the home of camels, hevalis, ornate men’s turbans and women draped in mirror-embossed saris, freelance journalist, Lena, must deal with strange customs and two men who profess to love her. Choosing the right path can be as convoluted as the twists on a Rajasthani turban.
The Warden of Power
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,260. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Blood magick, earth magick, treachery and deceit. In the First Age of the World, the Cartos Age, someone creates a huge rift in Pangea and triggers devastating, magick-imbued quakes that threaten Creation’s fabric. Lazar, First Cartos, and his squabbling kin must stop the ruinous quakes. But ruin comes in many guises and the greatest threat to the Cartos Age might well be the Cartos thems
Blood and Magick
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
A murdered caravan merchant. A threatened city. A forbidden magick that could start a war. As Marshal of the City of Dreams, Marcellus deim Lazar must solve the murder of a half-breed deim merchant discovered in a place no deim should be. To gather the evidence, Marcellus must confront a magick that could save the woman he loves, or destroy everything he has given his life to preserve.
Second Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,350. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In a modern ranching community, ancient powers chose Letha Rivers as consort of Spring. While she yearns for freedom, Spring and the people of the Valley trap her. Can the return of the valley’s prodigal son bring escape, or will falling in love mire her deeper in an unwanted life? If she leaves will Spring return, or will the valley she both loves and hates wither and die under eternal winter?
Bees in the Morning
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Samuel Benson’s life changed the day he found his best bee hive destroyed. When the creatures who have taken over attack him, he thinks he might be losing his mind. After all, they look suspiciously like fairies. Includes:Short Story Brambles and Black Horses.
The Cartographer's Daughter
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.50)
In 1432 Portugal, the remnants of an older, powerful race live scattered amidst the humans. Once they ruled the world and could rewrite its form, but ancient arrogance destroyed their power. Now, Lianna Reinel’s love for a human youth threatens her people’s existence. Lianna must choose: Safety. Or the man she loves and the consequences. Fire, water, pestilence. And lost love.
Pretense for Murder
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00)
A dead girl, an empty British Police Box where one shouldn’t be and a school full of suspects with too many unusual powers.Trust Vallon Drake to break the rules to take the investigation on—even when the cost of doing so might be her life.
Terra Incognita
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 11 · The Terra Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,740. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A ruined city in a flooded world, marauders, and a prophecy of the world's destruction. Terra Vargas' discovery of blood-soaked ruins ignites a series of horrible events that threaten everything she thought she knew about herself and her world. For Terra belongs to an Elder race that once held the power to rewrite the world. Can a girl of destruction bring healing to an angry and desolate world?
Mutable Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,650. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50)
A stolen antique mask. A serial killer. A female shape shifter forced to wear the faces men’s desires place on her. In rain-soaked Vancouver, Jamyee Grey must solve the mystery of her origins to solve the crime. Her only potential ally: an immortal man who just might love her. Unfortunately, he may also want her dead.
Drowning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
A bottle of wine, two failed marriages and a lonely man with a gun. They say a guy can drown in an inch of water. Prove it.
Love, Under Water
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
A yellow dress, a woman in need and a long-fingered man who likes to linger. Drowning never felt so good as in love, under water.
The African Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A crime sends a teenage store clerk who channels Humphrey Bogart and the girl of his dreams on a wild ride across a steamy flooded city. Can our hero control his wayward mouth so love can bloom like on the African Queen? Includes short story: Poof.
Ruffles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
When Mercy Phillips’ art class challenges her to convey an emotion through art, modeling clay becomes a medium to explore aspects of love. But working with memories and working in clay releases something that might be a monster or might be her salvation.
Through Dark Woods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This five pack of short stories explores what happens when humans interact with the natural world. From Camelot, to the swamps of India, to the local lake we camped beside as a child, and our own suburban neighbourhoods, nature’s moods are ever changing and NEVER, EVER to be trusted.
The Wife's Tail
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
For Daisy, impetuous storm-love brought her from the deeps and into the arms of a fisherman, John. Happily ever after? When has loving a man, and forsaking who you are, ever been as easy as expected? Includes Short Story: Sirens
Afterburn
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 6 · The American Geological Society, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 113,830. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50)
Vallon Drake, American Geological Survey agent, harnesses a power that can rewrite the landscape—or protect it. When she discovers her ex-partner murdered, she must solve a case with too many links to her own troubled past. If she can't solve it, and fast, Seattle will be written right off the map.
Judas Kiss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00)
Deena Hunter, rising-star Assistant Deputy Warden, investigates a death everyone says is a suicide. Events conspire against her and send her into the arms of her police contact, the one man she let get away for all the right reasons – reasons that haunt him to this day. Being alone in a prison is always dangerous and Deena’s search for the truth endangers not only herself, but everyone she loves.
Shades of Moonlight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,880. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.60)
Bad boy Simon Renault has trouble with the past: including the indiscretions of the warrior spirit who possesses him. When folklorist Kalla Jervis arrives at the same archaeological dig as Simon, it threatens Simon’s plans to redeem himself. Kalla’s trim body might just hold too much temptation. She might also hold the key to ancient Burmese treasure. If the spirits don’t kill them first.
The Big Time Performance of Big Time Big P
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This weird little tale marries mystery, a prison romance, and a bite of humor into the sorry tale of Big Pete Galore, sent up to Sing Sing for a mob-sanctioned hit. But when Big P meets Prison Warden J.P. Magut, it seems what matters isn’t that Big P’s a made man of the New York mob, but more just what Big P’s made of.
Ashes and Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,620. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
Taliban plans to start a war between China and America fuel this Romantic Suspense tale: After her brother’s death, medical student Khadija Siddidiqui returns to Afghanistan to help her father, only to find herself torn between her faith and her attraction to Michael Bellis—a man who can be nothing but her mortal enemy. But only working together can they avert the looming conflict.
Coyotes, Cats and Other Creatures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Richard’s psychiatrist recommends that he tie troubling memories in the woods around his home, it gives Richard much needed relief –until coyote comes calling…. This story first published in Strange Horizons, September 2002. Includes short story: After the Fall.
Poof
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Coffee Murphy, the best damn whore in Madam LaFarge’s Charm School and Whore House, discovers her best customer dead, she must solve the murder to save herself. But vigilantes and Coffee’s past means solving a murder comes at a price. Includes short story: The African Queen
Bones
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
In Canada’s north, Linus, an Indian, takes two old friends to an ancient mammoth-bone burial site under an old black spruce. If they can excavate the bones, riches will flow Linus’ way. But Linus’ people’s roots run as deep as the old black spruce’s and the mammoth bones go even deeper. Deep enough digging the bones up might release something darker than the bones’ fluting songs.
In a Fold of Green Leaf Shadows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
During a family camping trip to mysterious, mist-filled mountains, ten-year-old Carla finds herself saddled with Daniel, a newly adopted brother. Consumed by the ‘injustice’ of Daniel’s presence in her family, she attempts to use the magic of the mountains to rid herself of her problem. But should a child ever trust the ancient magic of the wild? Includes Short Story "Blood Knowledge of Swans".
A Tiger Heart Wrapp'd in a Woman's Hide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
In the Sundarban swamp of Southern India, when man-eating tigers threaten the teak loggers, Nirojan, the shaman, protects them through his talisman to Bonobibi, the gentle forest goddess. But in the face of man's never-ending greed can a simple talisman placate a goddess? Includes the short story: The Lady of Ashuelot
There is Always a Burning
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Fact: In the 1400s the Emperor of China burned the Chinese exploration fleet. In this alternate history, Fleet Admiral Xeng uses the help of a captured djinn to save the fleet and discover America. But deals with a djinn mirror deals with the devil and flames burn the flesh as well as a ship's hull. Includes the short story: Bones
The Lady of Ashuelot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In modern New Hampshire, Guinevere, now a blacksmith, and the Lady of the Lake guard King Arthur's life-giving, magic sword. When Lancelot arrives and demands it back, Guinevere must decide whether to spend the magic of the sword to revive Arthur and ancient Camelot, or to preserve her modern world. Includes Short story A Tiger Heart Wrapp'd in a Woman's Hide.


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Smashwords book reviews by Twisted Root Publishing

  • Aremac Power: Inventions at Risk on May 25, 2011

    Reading Gerald M. Weinberg's Aremac Power: Inventions at Risk was like a return to the golden age of science fiction, when we all believed that science and scientists were good and, if we were just smart enough, technology could solve any human problem. Of course Weinberg has updated the themes to fit today's world and its problems. The book provides a fast-paced follow-up to the previous book in the series, The Aremac Project, but you don't need to have read book one to enjoy this one. Coupling Theoretical Physics, governments' need to control technology to their advantage, the culture of Navaho reservations, and the ever-seething turmoil of West African states, Weinberg takes you on a rip-roaring ride across the world as the band of scientists responsible for the memory-reading Aremac struggle to maintain ethical control of `the monster' technology they've constructed.
  • The Bikini Wedding on July 02, 2011

    This touching Christian short story explores the importance of faith—and bikinis—as a father and daughter deal with past tragedy and healthy eating. Who knew bikinis held such meaning.
  • The Bikini Wedding on July 02, 2011

    This touching Christian short story explores the importance of faith—and bikinis—as a father and daughter deal with past tragedy and healthy eating. Who knew bikinis held such meaning.
  • The Taste of Shrimp on July 02, 2011

    This little romance explores the strength of sensory images to memory—and to the heart. A lovely, sweet read by author Laura Ware.
  • Chasing the Minotaur on July 05, 2011

    A literary feast for the senses, Terry Hayman takes us to Provence, France with renowned American painter, Emery Lake, and his daughter, Violet. Lake has had a crisis of faith in his art and himself after the death of his wife. When he arrives in Provence and goes wandering in the hills, he runs into no less than the famous, long-dead painter Renoir. Crazy? Lake might be. But Hayman skillfully paints us a story that layers the long dead artists of southern France with Lake’s own journey to rekindle his purpose in life. Luscious imagery overlays a suspenseful story as Lake struggles to save both himself and his daughter from the powerful passions that fill all artists. A must read for those who love art or want to know more about it.
  • Rook: Allie's War Book One on July 19, 2011
    (no rating)
    Siddhartha meets The Matrix in this complicated Fantasy of a young woman who might presage the third destruction of the world. The author does a superb job of building a universe just slightly different than our own, where holy men and street people are actually representatives of a race of Seers who live amidst humans and are owned by them. The language and setting are beautifully rendered so that I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more J.C. Andrijeski.
  • Skin and Bone on Aug. 22, 2011

    Wow! With gritty details, Leslie Clare Walker draws you in and forces you to sit down and keep reading. Wonderful, mysterious world building and a lush and telling eye for details make this novel a gripping read. Walker builds characters you can care about and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you enter a world where towns and cities have been set adrift from the landscape to stagnate in an isolating mist.
  • Shield: Allie's War Book Two on Sep. 02, 2011

    Take an apocalyptic heroine, monks with psychic powers, villages in the Himalayas, a very torrid romance and a political thriller that reaches right to the core of the US government and you have this complex and compelling thrill-ride of a novel. Allie now lives with the Seers after humankind has named her an enemy and terrorist. She’d like to heal the world and finally have sex with her husband, except her husband is gone on a secret mission and everyone—humans, and every enemy faction of seer—is hunting her. And meanwhile darker forces bring to play a seemingly ageless monk of surreal power, an old nemesis biding his time as the President of the United States, and horrible secrets from her husband’s past. These forces together might tear her love apart, and might bring about the apocalypse she would do anything to stop. A great read. Highly recommended. A far superior book to book one.
  • Chance Damnation: A Tale of the Weird West on Sep. 02, 2011

    Take a little girl who can change the world with her dreams, a screwed up family, a countryside of farmers being overrun by demons and you’ve got Chance Damnation by Deanna Knippling. Nine year old Jerome knows that his friend, the frail little girl, Celeste Marie, is someone special. He also knows the demons that destroyed the church on Gray Hill are out to get her, so when his older brothers and the rest of the town decide to go after the demons, he knows it’s more important to keep Celeste Marie safe. When things go bad, it takes Jerome to enter the demon caverns and his cranky older brother, Aloysius, left topside, to deal with the demons factions who are taking over the community, and to find Celeste Marie and wake her up. Who knew such powerful dreams could come from such a little kid. Nightmares, I mean. A wickedly weird read.
  • Jhyoti on Sep. 24, 2011

    In Jhyoti, Marcelle Dube uses a science fiction setting for another of her thought-provoking mysteries. Jhyoti is an anomaly: the first of her low caste to be accepted into training that might actually allow her to leave her planet for the stars. While conducting research that should finally confirm that she can go off-world, she discovers a body where it shouldn't be. Worse for Jhyoti, she shouldn't be there, either. The discovery of her presence leads Jhyoti into a murder investigation that pits a low-caste cadet against the highest echalons of her planet's elite. The result is a tense tale in a unique setting, with an interesting protagonist that you can't help but root for. I recommend Jhyoti and look forward to more stories with this protagonist.
  • Jules on Sep. 24, 2011

    Marcelle Dube continues her excellence in suspense and mystery with this tight little novella with an interesting protagonist who everyone -- including herself -- suspects might be losing her mind. My particular favorites in this piece were the wonderful opening images and the evocative description of the Yukon and the fact that Author, Dube, always presents fully developed characters. Just how does one deal with a killer who might be a figment of your imagination? Read Jules and find out.
  • Chimère on Sep. 24, 2011

    Marcelle Dube's interesting fantasy story sets Bittan, the daughter of a high priestess of an ancient god in a the modern city of Montreal. The God expects Bittan's obediance and love, and has set a Chimere (gargoyle) to protect her. Unfortunately that protection also keeps Bittan sacrosanct for the God. But a modern woman can't really be expected to cleave only to stone, so a fledgling romance places her lover in danger. The final poignant scenes of this story actually made me a little misty eyed as I made the choice with her. I mean who wants to kill your lover? But who wants to kill a God?
  • Going to Liard on Oct. 16, 2011

    I will come clean. I love Marcelle Dube's writing and each of her stories seems to get better and better and the stories stronger with more emotional depth. This story of a woman in crisis is no exception. What could make a successful lawyer, wife, and mother suddenly walk away from her life? Read this story. If you aren't choked up by the end, then you're a heck of a lot thicker skinned than me.
  • Music to Die By on Oct. 17, 2011

    Rose Nanashima takes readers into the dark, unrelenting underbelly of Japan's Indie-music scene in this novel of old wrong and how they come back to haunt us. Try skimming the surface of this novel and the dark things that live at the bottom rise up to get you. Shanti is a wandering soul who ha grown up in various countries abroad and has lived in Japan the past sundry years surviving on her wages as an English teacher while 'living' as an indie rock singer. Her world changes dramatically when a man from her childhood shows up and begins to follow her. Worse, he insinutates his way into her group of friends. From there the situation spirals down. We know that something awful happened years ago between this man, Shanti and Shanti's brother. We also know that something bad is going to happen again -- and it does. Unfortunately for this reader, this detracted from my sympathy for Shanti, and made me feel like screaming at other characters to run away before things got worse and she dragged them down with her. On the upside, the author did a fantastic job of of evoking the aimless existence of a segment of Japanese culture I wasn't aware of. It gave me a new view of Japanese youth living in the wild, international world of music, but still trapped within the strictures of Japanese society.
  • Earth's Endless Effort on Nov. 12, 2011

    Again, Weinberg takes us back to the golden age of science fiction when cooler heads prevailed in finding the solutions to human problems. In this case the cooler heads are those of Daphne, a genius at investments and a reluctant environmental protestor, and an entity named LAFE who just happens to be the gestalt mind of the Kebler Forest of aspens. When Daphne falls off a cliff when pursued by the men who want to put a pipe line through the forest, LAFE uses his ability to heal himself and his denizens to also heal Daphne – and improve her. With the world thinking Daphne is dead, she embarks on a mission to save Kebler Forest and in the process discovers that her real nemesis is none other than her cousin, Russell. Using only her business acumen, the help of a computer genius and the huge mental faculties of Buddy and his allies, Daphne must face down a foe with the incredible resources of the corporate world. Can she do it? I won’t spoil the suspense, but Weinberg weaves a tale of the science of investing, the environment and physics to make it all seem plausible. Makes me want to think twice before I cut off a tree branch….
  • Running Away From Christmas on Dec. 16, 2012

    How many of us HAVEN'T felt like running away from all the hubbub and emotional turmoil of Christmas? I'd guess most of us are like Faith the main character, except this woman has the fortitude to actually walk away from friends and family that are coming on too strong with matchmaking. The author, Marcelle Dube, takes us along with Faith as she escapes her northern Canadian home for the big city of Vancouver. But it seems that running away from Christmas isn't as easy as it seems and Dube sucks us back into the spirit of the season as smoothly as homemade eggnog. A charming read that reaffirms the romance of Christmas.