Horton Halfpott; Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; Or, the Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset

     Tom Angleberger

Horton Halfpott; Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; Or, the Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset

Tom Angleberger's latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of "the Loosening," the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can't tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.

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    Horton Halfpott; Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; Or, the Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset

     Tom Angleberger

Horton Halfpott; Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; Or, the Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset

Tom Angleberger's latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of "the Loosening," the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can't tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.

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    Art of Hunting

     Alan Campbell

Art of Hunting

The second novel in the Gravedigger Chronicles The Haurstaf have been decimated. The Unmer have seized the palace at Awl. Ianthe's father carries her to safety. But she is not interested in a life of treasure hunting with him. She returns to the palace, hoping to find the Unmer prince with whom she shared some of her darkest moments. Prince Paulus Marquetta discovers a friend and ally in Ianthe, albeit a dangerous one. She has the power to destroy his mind with a single thought, and yet she herself remains at risk from his own innate sorcerous abilities. The handsome young prince could murder her with a simple touch. Briana Marks, meanwhile, has escaped with her life. Fearful of Marquetta's rule, she travels to the Dragon Isles to seek out the exiled Unmer lord, Argusto Conquillas and beg him to help her assassinate Ianthe. When Granger learns of this plot to kill his daughter, he must use every scrap of his resourcefulness and cunning to protect her. Maskelyne returns to Scythe Island to study the crystal he plucked from the wreckage of the Unmer chariot. The artifact leads him to discover exactly why the Drowned continue to deposit thousands upon thousands of keys on the beach beneath his fortress. The Unmer, in their quest to unlock the secrets of the universe, forged a monster. Now Maskelyne knows where this thing is imprisoned...

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    Phone

     Andrew Wheeler

Phone

A rude and arrogant businessman's life falls apart after he begins receiving silent calls on his mobile phone.A rude and arrogant businessman's life falls apart after he begins receiving silent calls on his mobile phone.…His assistant reinstalled the phone’s software for him after lunch, but it rang twice during that afternoon’s finance committee meeting. "Fuck," said Malfoy."You seem distracted," stated the VP of the acquisitions division."No shit," replied Malfoy."Aren’t you supposed to be in London?" asked someone else…Phone is a story from The World Is Round, available now.A great philosopher's masterwork is unravelled by a duck, an influential talk show host begins executing his guests, and a baby enchants a murderous African dictator in this collection of seventeen short stories. A work of poignant satire and extraordinary imagination, The World Is Round is always weird, sometimes bleak, and frequently hilarious.

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    Smooth Call

     Ken Kelly

Smooth Call

Rick Mills & poker playing nurse Gloria Hesselgrave follow a road filled with gamblers, hookers,hippies,showgirls,poker legends,pot growers & actors as they elude Frank Salucci, a hit man who can’t abide anyone messing with his Cadillac. Rick has destroyed Salucci’s beloved Cadillac & as the hit man closes in Rick & Gloria realize two things: it’s kill or be killed & Salucci is the better killer.Smooth Call What is a “Smooth Call?” Read this novel and you’ll know and be mightily entertained in the bargain! “I guarantee it!” The night after the most eventful poker game of his life Rick Mills sat in a small Italian restaurant with the lovely and witty Gloria Hesselgrave. Gloria, a nurse and avid poker player, had been cheated out of a $500 pot by Frank Salucci, a man who thrived on irritating any player he could. Rick recovered the money, telling Gloria that Salucci had voluntarily turned it over, and now they were celebrating over a quiet dinner. Until Gloria looked up and saw Salucci enter the restaurant. “Damn,” she said, “he followed me.” When Salucci sat at their table and threatened them Gloria grabbed a steak knife and sliced his leg, telling him that the next cut would sever his femoral artery and he’d bleed to death on the restaurant floor. As Salucci hobbled out he let them know that it wasn’t over. And it wasn’t because, as Rick and Gloria soon found out, Frank Salucci wasn’t just a card cheat, he was also a hit man. Frank followed them to Las Vegas but returned home when Gloria hired some heavies to convince him that that was his best choice. Rick bought a hand gun in Vegas but wasn’t carrying when, back in San Diego, Salucci fired at him and Gloria from the back seat of a moving car, hitting Rick once in the side. Forced to leave town again, Rick and Gloria decided to attend the Rainbow Gathering, a yearly get-together of the disciples of peace, love, and weed, or a week long ogre for un-American malcontent miscreants, depending on who you asked. Frank paid someone to find out where Gloria and Rick were but that someone owed Rick and let him know that the hit man was coming. All involved knew it would end there, on federal land in the wilderness, with thousands of potential witnesses. Rick kept his Berretta close and waited.

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    To End All Others: A Great War Trio

     Michael Seeley

To End All Others: A Great War Trio

The soiled rain of putrid trenches drips further and further into the mud. The dew droplets of a French bi-plane awake to the rising sun. A father lies awake at night, knowing that somewhere, his son is facing a hell on Earth. This is the Great War, and the terrors, struggles, sacrifices, and tears of that conflict remain with us. Into that tragic world, this collection offers a brief window."To End All Others" is a short compilation of stories about World War I and the terrible struggles of humanity within that horrific war. It opens with "Another Dream," a poem which mirrors a work by Siegfried Sassoon, the decorated British veteran and conscientious objector of the war. The poem reflects the lasting, harrowing effects of the Great War on the men who sacrificed their boyhood for their nation; while the battles end, the war lives on for untold years in the minds of its veterans. Next, a father strives to make the world see reason as Europe descends into the abyss of war. The man mourns as a patriotic son embraces the nationalistic craze and eagerly joins the army. Throughout the following years, his thoughts and aching heart are shown through poignant letters to his wife. Yet, "An Era Recalled, a Sorrow Relived" displays that peace is not always fulfilling and seldom brings relief. Finally, "The Mandate" reveals a tale about the knights of the air, the Great War's pioneers of aviation. The French hero Georges Guynemer struggles to reconcile his humanity with his duty amid the furious skies over France. All told, "To End All Others" provides a fitting tribute to the millions of men whose lives were ended amid the mire of the trenches, the expanses of the air, and the flowing depths of the oceans. Perhaps, in some small way, it will ensure that we never forget their sacrifices.

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    The Blood Red Rose

     Mark Stewart

The Blood Red Rose

William Haleton was an innocent man then he was transformed into a vampire. The rules are: sever the lifeline of 100 evil souls. If you take too long you'll be transported through time. Haleton meets and falls in love with Amber. Haleton's vampire cousin, Crompton, wants her to die. There's an antidote. Will it be discovered before time runs out? Craig loves Amber too, but can he be trusted?The blood red rose is the first novel in the series. William Haleton was an innocent man when he was changed into a vampire. The curse will be with him forever. He will never know love. Then he meets Amber his future wife. His cousin Alex Crompton is now a vampire too and wants to kill Amber. Haleton must fight Alex and the orb of light. Both want him away from Amber. Being transported through time isn't something Haleton wants. He is determined to rid his life of the vampire curse once and for all. Blood red rose two and three can be viewed or bought on smashwords or amazon. The blood red rose is available in print form at amazon.

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    Damariscove

     Jeremy Cook

Damariscove

The island of Damariscove becomes a safe haven for a teenager named Aran Brown when a massive viral outbreak ravages the mainland. With his supplies dwindling and his options limited, he and his two companions realize that they will eventually have venture out to survive. But what they find on the mainland is far beyond their worst fears, facing choices that no child should ever have to face.Having fun with Bobby’s tall tales is exciting. These new stories will keep you on your toes with fun, laughter and smiles for the whole family. Let the stories enrich your heart with giggles.

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    3 Book Romance Bundle: "Taken by the Cowgirl" & "Sex With the Lawyer" & "Loving Him Peacefully"

     Alice Parker, Kelly Young, & Lisa Martin

3 Book Romance Bundle: "Taken by the Cowgirl" & "Sex With the Lawyer" & "Loving Him Peacefully"

Libby is a small town girl who has her dream job as manager of the Dixon Ranch. She loves the country life, even though, most people in her town dream of moving away. Libby and her son are peaceful in their lives until old flames from the past resurface and threaten to shake their worlds. Follow Libby’s adventure as she must confront the past and decide if love is worth having again.~ Taken By The Cowgirl ~Libby is a small town girl who has her dream job as manager of the Dixon Ranch. She loves the country life, even though, most people in her town dream of moving away. Libby and her son are peaceful in their lives until old flames from the past resurface and threaten to shake their worlds. Follow Libby’s adventure as she must confront the past and decide if love is worth having again.~ Sex With The Lawyer ~Brooke Addison is a successful lawyer in her early thirties. She’s driven, ambitious and determined to prove herself in a male-dominated business. In fact, so determined to be made partner in her firm, she has spent the first ten years of her career so consumed by work that nothing else has seemed important. She’s had no social life and precious few romantic relationships. One day everything changed for Brooke, as she gets the worst news of her life. She decides it is time to take control of her life and start living in the moment. At a whim she jets off to Europe to see the sights and sounds. Unbeknownst to her the trip begins her journey of sexual self-discovery.~ Loving Him Peacefully ~Katherine is living her dream of working as a business executive for a large company. That is until her bosses ask her to sign her name to something legal, but very unethical. Katherine quits because her good name is worth more to her than a cushy salary. With savings to hold her over for a while, Katherine takes a leap of faith and joins the Peace Corps. On the way to her assignment, she meets a very handsome man traveling abroad as well. They have an instant connection and things quickly heat up. Katherine wants to stay focused on her task, but that is easier said than done. Follow Katherine as she embarks on the journey of her life. Will she find love, happiness, or misery, in the deepest parts of the jungle?

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    As Yourself

     Kenny Jackson

As Yourself

Hedwig the human and Otto the humole investigate an archeological dig in the sky. One of them will never be the same.The time is late enough that no one thinks to mention it. Hedwig is human and an archeologist. Otto is humole and a cryptotechnologist. A piece of supposedly dead technology awaits them both, at an ancient ruin in the sky. One of them will never be the same.“As Yourself” is a science fiction adventure that takes place in an imaginative, unique far future. It was inspired by the short fiction of Gene Wolfe and Robert Heinlein.

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    Dancing In The Dark

     Mike Herman

Dancing In The Dark

A whimsical tale of fantasy and love, that may be wrapped around a dream. And, if not a dream, which part is real? Is any of it real?A young woman purchases an old hotel with the intent to remodel it and bring it up to modern standards. But, as she attempts to proceed, she discovers all is not as it seems, and although a desire and a dream may come true, it might not be the dream she planned.

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    Black Holes

     Ochi

Black Holes

Black holes, an anthology of heart felt poems, will take you to another dimension where lyricism and consciousness make one; through memorable sonnets and proses, an alternative, yet realistic world view is revealed to enhance moral reasoning in our society.In this riveting and revolutionary anthology of poems , Ochi offers his personal reflections on a wide array of subjects ranging from globalization and self-awareness to the nature of good and evil in modern societies. Through indelible sonnets and proses, the importance of introspection, moral reasoning and of questioning authority and societal norms to enhance personal growth is revealed to the reader. Black Holes, a lyrical journey through emotions experienced in human life, breaks all barriers of individualism to voice the pain of the unfortunate, it also glorifies the beauty of unconditional love; the language simplicity conveys its message to people from all walks of life.

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    Blue Blue City

     Peter Kelly

Blue Blue City

avant-garde than if Lenin was an Irish policeman, Blue Blue City is a text produced by mangling Pride and Prejudice beyond all comprehensibility. I've never read it, and I wrote the thing. Daryl Jones is placed in several bizarre situations, and there's also a pregnant senator running around. Basically, a crap Finnegan's Wake.What do words mean these days?This is the question posed by Blue Blue City, the bodacious anti-novel that dares go where no prose fiction has gone before. New meanings are forced out of Shanghai'd words organised in sentences unfound in nature. Punctuation is thrown between words like confetti.Characters, you say? Comparing characters to the repeated names found in this book is offensive to the very concept of characterization. Settings? This is a book that destroys the very notion.Plot? This book has no plot.The author is dead. Long live the author!If you do not understand this book, it is you who is wrong.This book was once Pride and Prejudice.

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