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Southern Cross Rising
Series: Southern Skyes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » General
In this the fifth book of the Southern Skyes series, the era is ripe for historic battles, during a time spanning the Boer Wars, Australian federation, women’s suffrage, and World War I. Among those warriors for progress are members of the Skye and McCabe families, not just on the battlefield, but in their homes and communities as well.
Great Gray: A Book About Exceeding "No Expectations"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
There was much excitement in the village of Anapur. Elephants Saguna and Prabir were expecting a little one—a perfect calf. The parents dreamed often of their perfect baby and all the perfect things he would do. But when the baby was born . . . he was a little less than perfect. And that’s when his life changed—for the better!
Great Gray Meets New Friends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
There is much excitement when the maharaja calls on them for a special assignment. On their journey, they face another GREAT adventure, where they make new friends and overcome more obstacles. This time, their perseverance and positive thinking allow them to help unite a family and fulfill a young prince’s dream.
When a Monster Moves into Your Washing Machine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
What would YOU do if a monster moved into YOUR family’s washing machine? And not the garden-variety snake or lizard either . . . Laugh along as one family attempts to solve a sudden and unfortunate laundry dilemma in the most outrageous way imaginable. Then stick around for a BONUS STORY from this new author who is sure to become a favorite of kids everywhere.
The Walking Bridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,580. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Trevor Gray is a loner. One day his solitude in Chattanooga is interrupted when he sees a man who looks exactly like him—his doppelganger. Trevor follows this man, observing him and his beautiful wife from a distance, never revealing his identity. This is a tale of mystery and betrayal; of love and friendship; and of the enduring quest for understanding in a world that seems to have no meaning.
Rosewood, An Island Plantation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,810. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This is the story of Aureline Labouisse Ravenal and Henry Edwards—the passionate struggle of their stormy marriage—a struggle from island jungle cabin to plantation mansion. The continuing historical saga is set in the era of post-Revolutionary War South. Rosewood, An Island Plantation is the successor to the Winds of Change.
Two Bent Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Two Bent Trees is an American Revolutionary War story that begins with the Glynne family of England, whose lives are nearly destroyed by members of the Burntthorne family of British aristocracy. Through the Burntthornes’ condescension, arrogance, and evil, Rob Glynne, his father, and uncle are pressed into the British Navy and eventually find themselves on the shores of the New World.
The Overcomers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » General
Two Christian Tales of Family, Fortitude and Faith Those outside our circle may not really know who we are—we assume facades to disguise our worries or afflictions. We wear our masks and pretend to be fine, while on the inside, the monsters lurk, ever present. Ultimately, we will make decisions which change our course forever.
Island of Darkness and Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
In the beginning, there was a war. The Forces of Darkness fought hard against the Forces of Light. But just when it seemed the Darkness would reign triumphant for eternity, the Light, as well as an ancient world, were sealed away, never to return . . . until now.
Southern Skyes Box Set - Vol. 1-4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 248,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Sharyn Bradford Lunn's landmark saga of adventure and romance spans almost 200 years of family history set against a backdrop of the rich and rugged wilds of Australia.
Sylar and the Sycamore Leaves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Seasons, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
This superbly illustrated story is told in the much-beloved style of rhyme and verse. It is about a young child discovering a valuable life lesson in, of all places, his grandfather’s treehouse in Nitro, West Virginia.
Odyssey of the Chosen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,470. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a family sailing trip takes a turn for the worse, a teenage brother and sister, along with their dad—and eventually, their mother—become embroiled in forces beyond nature. Forced to believe in the unfathomable, they are led to destinies unknown to them . . . but known to otherworldly forces, one of good and one of pure evil.
The Corner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
Many of us face significant life transitions from time to time and find it difficult to make the change. Even if the change is good for us, we hold on to the old because of its familiarity, and we remain tentative about the benefits of the new. The Corner chronicles the path of a young man caught in a major life transition.
I Once Knew a Glink
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure
I once knew a GLINK . . . who just wouldn’t think! Oh, that foolish GLINK! He chose to hide his abilities and strengths behind big, blue, blinking eyes. Not such a good idea when you are a student in school, because learning to read and write is really the thing to do. Oh, what a dilemma our friend the GLINK is in. If he decides to not think, what will his future be?
Parkinson's Diva
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
Parkinson’s disease affects all sides of you: your inside, your outside, and your “right” side—that is, the side where you feel positive, balanced, and beautiful. How do you find that edge when you’re not feeling very sharp at all?
Embers of the Soul
Series: Southern Skyes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The deep secrets woven amidst the branches of the McCabe and Skye family trees have been hidden for years until now. More quickly than shifting sands on the shores of Tasmania, these family secrets are tumbling forth with unleashed fury. The wounds have voices, revealing the true ties that bind the McCabes and the Skyes . . . and the one soldier who started it all many generations ago.
My Dog Can Dig to China
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
“Young lady, no dog has ever dug to China,” Hallie Jo is told over and over again. But she knows something special about her beagle Henry. “My dog CAN dig to CHINA,” she insists, but the townsfolk don’t believe her. Not the fireman, not the baker, not the postman . . . not even Mrs. Beale! So Hallie Jo sets out on a mission to show everyone that she’s telling the truth.
Monica, Mama, and the Ocotillo's Leaves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
A book for children who love someone with Parkinson’s disease or any chronic illness. When Mama is finally diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, she discusses her illness with her daughter. To help Monica understand, she compares her wellbeing and her disease to the health of some desert plants. Like when Mama's had her medicine, the desert plants are vibrant again when they have had rain.
Jagged Waters
Series: Southern Skyes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Spicy Irish miss, Mariah Malone, is a young convict unjustly condemned to New South Wales, Australia, to serve her sentence for life. During the transport, her ship encounters a rocky demise, and the handful of survivors are washed up on King Island to await rescue.
The Soldier's Seed
Series: Southern Skyes, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Nicholas Thomas, a soldier in the New South Wales Corps, loathes his life in Sydney Town and through a series of events of his own making he finds himself running from his past to what could be an even worse fate. While pioneering a new settlement that encounters one problem after another, he struggles to find his true self and identify.
The Divergence
Series: Southern Skyes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Divergence, Book 2, continues from The Soldier’s Seed, the first book of the Southern Skyes family saga, capturing the wide range of relationships between colonists, convicts, hunters and the indigenous population during the tumultuous events that defined the early penal colonies of Australia and the discovery of gold.
The Lonely Parrot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Winner of the prestigious IPPY award, "The Lonely Parrot" is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book inspired by the true-life events of JoJo, a Moustached Parakeet. JoJo was a very happy parrot who lived with Sammy, his best friend. But after a while, Sammy grew up and JoJo became very lonely and sometimes naughty. JoJo desperately wanted a new best friend. But most of all, he just want
Buzzard's Myth: Adventures of a Free Spirit from Egg to Infinity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,410. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012 by thewordverve inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
In this memoir from NC Coastal native Alva Harris, he chronicles the wonders of those East Coast wetlands and small towns, as well as some stints fighting the seas of the Pacific in the Coast Guard and as a salmon fisherman. Alva’s very nature is “adventure,” and he lives it to the fullest. He holds our hands through seven decades of fun, fear, and what some might call sheer luck!


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Lisa Kelley
Latest book: The Lonely Parrot. Published July 25, 2012. (5.00 from 1 review)
Rick Sanders
Latest book: The Walking Bridge. Published April 9, 2016.