Literature & Fiction

August 10, 2018

An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody

"An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody" by C.J. Heigelmann

Shay is an orphan. A young Asian boy with no link to his past – except for a mysterious jade amulet – and no idea what fate has in store for his future. Not until an American merchant captain raises him to be a man, who becomes a valiant Union Army scout during the height of the American Civil War. Across the oceans, a young girl is ripped from her homeland and tossed aboard a ship set sail for America. She is sold to an Alabama plantation like livestock; her name, her identity, and her life stripped from her. Now, she is considered nothing more than a slave. When their two paths cross ten years later, they immediately intertwine, driven by a connection so strong it could only be forged by destiny. But love is forbidden, and darkness surrounds them. Loyalties are tested. Lives are lost. Can they find the strength to love and survive? Or will bloodshed drown the only glimmer of hope in a cruel world?

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August 8, 2018

We’re All Thieves

"We're All Thieves" by Dyrion Knight

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Steal an heirloom. Steal a ship. Steal a glance. Steal a kiss… Skylar D’Apra is a pirate with a plan: First: Capture Jag Harver—the reckless thief who stole the Crest of Miracles (the most powerful relic in the realm)—and return him to the Ruling Council to suffer whatever fate he finds.  Second: Use her reward money to sail away with the makings of her very own fleet. To tame the seas and conquer undiscovered lands. Simple.  Or so it seems until the day she actually captures the infamous Jag Harver and he turns out to be as devious, delicious and intoxicating as the rumours suggest. And it looks like the relic he stole may actually be safer in his hands than anywhere else… Skylar swore she wouldn’t get tangled up in magic, mayhem and the madness of monsters. She vowed to claim the seas as her home and live on another day. But now something darker is calling, veering her off course, and it all began with that damned, Jag Harver. Don’t miss this salaciously steamy pirate romance with daring damsels, cutthroat renegades and battles of men and monsters. If you loved hit TV show, Black Sails, you’ll love We’re All Thieves.

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August 6, 2018

Remembering Susan

"Remembering Susan" by Paul Kilmartin

Anna lays on her hospital bed, in a small town in Ireland, alone and confused and revisiting parts of her life. Along comes a patient, who behind tired eyes, still retains a fire inside of her, for a life gone by.  She reminds Anna of a friend, long since gone, but the memories of a friendship like that are hard to extinguish. A hospital bed is a lonely place to be, but through a shared sense of loss, Anna and the mysterious Mary, look out for one another and in their own way, comfort each other.

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August 5, 2018

Tim

"Tim" by Soren Paul Petrek

| About Author | Website | For the most part, Tim is living up to expectations—his parents’ and his own. He’s in college, making good grades, and having dorm-room sex with a girl both beautiful and brainy. But he’s coming to realize it’s no longer enough. He can’t continue ranking everything else, including his father’s ambition, above the one thing that matters most to him: his art. Reviews: "Well invented story that could be real." I enjoyed this book and was able to get to the end quickly! Even though Tim takes on an adventure very few have, he is very grounded and relatable. The characters along the way are amusing as well. It will bring you back to the time of turning that corner into adulthood.~Andrea Flan "Amazing trip across America - with a twist." A feel-good journey of discovery -surprising for our times! A must read for any young adult questioning their path in life.~ljdoone

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