Sniffing Out a Crime - Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries

Sniffing Out a Crime - Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Cindy Lange's heart lay in shattered pieces. A fluke Google search revealed that her partner of seven years, Diana, had traded her in for a newer, younger model. Seeking to retreat from her grief, Cindy signed up to be a dog foster mommy. Duke, an elderly basset hound, was just the salve she needed to soothe her jagged wounds. His big, soulful eyes reminded her that life offered much ...Cindy Lange's heart lay in shattered pieces. A fluke Google search revealed that her partner of seven years, Diana, had traded her in for a newer, younger model. Seeking to retreat from her grief, Cindy signed up to be a dog foster mommy. Duke, an elderly basset hound, was just the salve she needed to soothe her jagged wounds. His big, soulful eyes reminded her that life offered much to appreciate. Every new rose bush held beneath it the hope of a playful chipmunk or elusive acorn.And then, strolling with Duke along a sunny bike path, Cindy got the call that lifted her spirits. The Worcester Art Museum needed her help. At long last, her dreams of becoming an art detective were coming true!But could Cindy shake off the shadowy tendrils of her failed relationship to focus on her very first case?* * *Sniffing Out a Crime is the first book in the Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries series. These short stories are about 15 pages each and feature museums of all shapes and sizes. Author Lisa Shea goes to each museum personally to write up its sights, sounds, and exhibits. That way you, the reader, can take a virtual vacation to these museums! Visit Lisa's webpages to see photos and write-ups of the museums. All of the Dog Fosterer Museum Mysteries series contain no violence, no swearing, and no intimacy, so they are suitable for teens and up. You can read the books one-by-one as they are released, or you can wait for the boxed sets to be published once the series gets enough books in it. It's your choice!A portion of all proceeds benefits battered women's shelters.
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Pax

Pax

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

A little down-time as the crew waits to see if their captain will pull through, and 'Freya's' First Officer reflects on revenge, survival, and his lack of compassion.Young children cannot grasp some abstract concepts. They simply do not understand death. The idea of the disappearance of a loved one, the wonderful friend who is a pet, for instance, it is difficult to accept. But what if this disappearance is only apparent, because the pet soul will return as another animal? It could be a wild animal, or a domestic one? A funny or an annoying one? This short story will propose scenarios and link together happy memories, meant to bring a smile through tears.Following A New Pet in the Family, Bookata addresses the end of the life cycle in My Pet is Gone. With this new addition, Bookata’s collection covers the full range of family-child-pet dynamics, introducing elements from the child’s environment to create unique, personalized books.
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Dangerous Ideas

Dangerous Ideas

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

A mission to rescue POWs goes wrong, and then right, and secrets are revealed.Terra is shiftless --- a werewolf uncomfortable in her own animal skin. A decade after learning to squash her wolf and flee the repressive village where she grew up, the packless ache still gnaws at Terra's insides. But despite her yearnings, she struggles against being reeled back into her old life. To Terra's dismay, her father and half a dozen of his henchmen finally ambush her and demand her return. Yet they do offer one way out --- hunt down her nephew Keith, teach him to shift, and bring the youngster back into the fold in her place. Problem upon problem piles up as Terra strives to do her father's bidding. The female shifter has hidden from her wolf for so long that she finds herself unable to change back into canine form, and she also realizes that her nephew is too good-natured to survive for a minute walking in his grandfather's footsteps. Plus, there's an alpha standing in her way who's equal parts enticing and terrifying. Will Terra be able to relearn her werewolf abilities --- and overcome her morals --- before her father steals away her hard-earned independence? And as that tantalizing alpha reels her in closer and closer, the question becomes --- does she really want to stay away? Don't miss the first book in a series that has been described as a "good choice for Patricia Briggs fans." Wolf Rampant trilogy: 1. Shiftless 2. Pack Princess 3. Alpha Ascendant
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The Dark and Hopeless Places

The Dark and Hopeless Places

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

A Ranger needs a little help dealing with a local disaster, and a little blue alien menace who seems intent on trying to get himself killed!Could you drive a knife into your loved ones' head to stop them from returning from the dead? Frank Collins Jnr sat in an empty apartment with his dead wife cradled on his lap. She was infected by a virus that swept through the city of New York and beyond - a virus that brought people back from the dead. But Frank had a knife. And Frank knows what to do to stop her from returning. But can he do it to the one he loves?
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Marianne

Marianne

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

A Ranger comes to Earth looking for a missing resaercher and experiences severe culture shock. Earthlings are strange and deadly folk...In the depths of winter, Emery is digging. Two months after the conclusion of Mutt, he is building an underground highway into the walled city of Rittenhouse to smuggle food and medicine to those living in the wasteland outside. When the gateman Green comes to him with news of a secret shipment and plans to intercept it, Emery sees a chance at redemption for his past failings. But as the search pulls him into a broadening web of conspiracy, his closest friends worry he is in too deep, determined find the shipment--or lose everything.
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One World

One World

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Wuhn was a pristine world with lime skies and clear oceans, surrounded by a thin ring system that looked like crumbled glaciers sparkling in the sky. The grass and leaves were royal blue because of the abundance of blue protons seeping through the atmosphere. Its landscape was diverse and luxurious, with cliffs and architecture that reached the clouds.Wuhn was a pristine world with lime skies and clear oceans, surrounded by a thin ring system that looked like crumbled glaciers sparkling in the sky. The grass and leaves were royal blue because of the abundance of blue protons seeping through the atmosphere. Its landscape was diverse and luxurious, with cliffs and architecture that reached the clouds.The Wuhn society was a Type 1 civilization of highly intelligent beings. They were over a billion strong and they had developed a moderate degree of telepathy and other advanced abilities. It took a long lineage of strife and struggle for them to make it to this level.In their early history, life was trial and error, and sometimes terror. For most, life “was toil and no one was spoiled. Them being weaker in strength than the other predatory species of the world, caused them to have to resort to using their intelligence and other physical attributes. This put them on a divine path to gaining advantage over everything on the planet; everything except for themselves. An achievement of that magnitude would take time and wisdom.
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Heibai and Huckleberry

Heibai and Huckleberry

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Boy meets girl, girl and boy like each other, but they are little busy being kidnapped...Is it safe to rob a bank with a couple of guys your gal met at a bar? Is it a better idea to trust your gal, when you also met her at a bar? Maybe yes, maybe no. But when the going gets tough, the tough get tougher. Or, at least, they start to have a little fun. Right?Sometimes brutal, sometimes comic--there's little to be said for second chances, and even less for second guesses. For one man, though, it's really all about the thrill of the chase, the taste of adrenaline...and the smell of smoking rubber.Eau de Smoking Rubber is approximately 800 words.
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Rumble in the Library!

Rumble in the Library!

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Dave Anderson, 'Acquisistions Agent', must help his friend stop a murderer at the library!“The wicked flee where no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion.." Proverbs 28:1 A young fighter, Billy Hope is a promising talent, but any ambition he has is shrouded in the shadow of his father. Terry is a failed fighter, whose world title dream was never realised. But as time passed there was another way he could keep his dream alive, through the next generation, his son. Realising winning his fights lit up the flames in his father’s eyes, Billy yearned to please his father above all else but one explosive day in the gym changes everything. With the biggest fight of his life looming Billy must make the decision to stand up to the only person he has ever respected and feared, finally realising the price he has to pay to forsake his own dreams, and the reality he feels obliged to cultivate for another. A son will rise. A father will fall. A short story as featured in Boxing Insider, MMA Uncaged and Martial Arts Illustrated Magazines. Based On The Short Movie 'The Pugilist's Son' directed by Chris Fretwell.
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Old Complications

Old Complications

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Fire, a tiger, and a company man, all come together leading to pilgrimage to a place where a few once chose to save themselves, and briefly lit up the Galaxy. Old Complications can do no less...V.Campudoni's 1994 illustrated novel of darkness, and redemption, and a little lost cat.
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Captain Cee's Last Stand

Captain Cee's Last Stand

Vincent Cleaver

Vincent Cleaver

Hannah the Elder has a stroke and must deal with problems in her own house that she’s neglected…A tale of gryphons, snow-dragons, elves, dwarves, dragons and men. An evil elf-mage is haunting the frozen wastelands in the north. Hinfane the tavern-keeper finds unlikely allies in the mysterious creatures that come on the first night of the new moon to collect the mead that she leaves out for them. You can fight an elf, and it seems that you can win. But elves are not so easy to kill... Hwedolyn the gryphon ends up going on a quest, barely believing in the purpose of it himself, not knowing how it will end. This is the first in the Gryphonomicon Gryphon-Dragon histories, a saga that spans generations and tells of the battles between gryphons and dragons and the rise of Aerae, Princess of the North, Empress of the South. An epic heroic fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien, C.S.Lewis, David Eddings.
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