Monthly Archives: November 2013
Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to…complicate matters.
A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path.
Finding a way to balance his daily life with this newfound responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?
What they’re saying:
“This was a compelling, nicely plotted piece that eerily crept up, and kept a cool, even ratcheting up of suspense. A well woven, structurally precise tale that would translate well to the screen.”
“Once again, Ms Novelle grabs your attention with the first paragraph and leaves you hoping to see these characters again in another of her works! She has an amazing ability to develop her characters within just a few sentences leaving you to feel you have known them for years and are sharing the story, not as a reader, but as part of the plot itself. This new work is of a different genre however as deeply thought out and developed as her other works. It is so exciting and refreshing to find an author that can not only develop amazing characters and plots, but can do that across many genre successfully.
This book delves to the very core of one’s soul. We all want to be a vital participate of humanity, to care deeply for and protect our loved ones and, given the ability, to be able to alter the course of another person’s life so that death can be prevented just by one person caring enough to intervene.
If given that oportunity, how would you respond? And so begins the choices for Graham.
A riviting, fast pace story of suspence, love and life altering choices.”
They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.
Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?
Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.
When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.
Skipping Stones is a stand alone novel.
What they’re saying about it:
J.B. McGee has outdone herself and completely showcased her imagination and ability to tell a story with Skipping Stones. – Romantic Reading Escapes
Price: $3.31 Where to Get It: Amazon
Winner in the Humor and Satire category of Big Al’s Books and Pals Readers’ Choice Awards 2012.
Winner of the Humor category in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards.
Chris Machin isn’t his name, not to the bottom feeders in Aberdeen squabbling over North Sea oil and gas contracts. He has a code name – Sparrow – and when his garden explodes, he takes flight, plunging the power struggle into hilarious chaos and violence.
A sociopathic cop and a shady ex-girlfriend aren’t much help. The cop thinks that arresting suspects (innocent and guilty) must always involve violence and the ex turns out to be deeply involved in the events which are making Sparrow’s life so complicated.
The bodies pile up—some whole, some in fragments—and two wrestlers join the fray. A road trip seems just the solution, but then so do Inverness, a fishing trawler and a Russian factory ship as the players face … The Sparrow Conundrum.
What they’re saying about it:
‘… the demon love child of Spike Milligan and John Le Carre … hysterically funny, with this weirdly tender wickedness.’ Maria Bustillos.
‘… combines the elements of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe with The Biederbecke Affair and throws in Happer from Local Hero for good measure. It is killingly funny, and for those who love farce—from Scapin to Noises Off—this is utterly brilliant, divine, and classic, and couldn’t be bettered.’ M.M. Bennetts.
‘… an over the top, thoroughly hilarious send-up, brilliantly realised and tremendously enjoyable. I laughed constantly, was horrified, was admiring and totally entertained all at once. It reminded me, in the best possible way, of the work of Tom Sharpe.’ Catherine Czerkawska.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.00 November 21-22, 2013 Where to Get It: Amazon
Realm of the Unknown by James B. McPike
Genre: Historical Mystery Thriller
Where to Get It:
After a crowd of people in Israel is inexplicably slain, a renowned investigator from the Ministry-Vince Ramsey-is called in to investigate. Some experts at the scene believe that only something supernatural could be responsible for such an atrocity. Ramsey ends up finding an ancient artifact that leads him to the Antiquities Authority, where he teams up with historical specialist April Fulton. Together they learn the artifact is linked to an ancient secret society founded by a famous Greek philosopher. Only it’s much more sinister than they could have ever imagined. Being hunted down at every turn of their journey by ruthless assassins, they race to discover the truth-and finally encounter the diabolical villain controlling a powerful force only spoken about in the Book of Revelation.
“I really enjoyed REALM OF THE UNKNOWN.” –Roundtable Reviews
“Realm of the Unknown is a fascinating story. This one takes off quickly . . . after reading the prologue the reader will likely want to continue into this historical thriller without delay.” —
Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Seth Harrington can be invisible or undetectable, but he is not a superhero. The ability only works in morally grey situations; the rest of the time, he can’t turn it on and off at will. There are no easy answers or expected outcomes in Marshall Moore’s exploration of urban life and the ways that people can disappear.
What they’re saying about it:
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography: “Bitter Orange has come out at the right time in light of society’s interest in the superhero genre. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on television and caped crusaders from Marvel and DC filling up megaplex screens, we both cherish our heroes, but at the same time cringe at the excesses superheroes could unleash on a unwary population. Moore’s novel has a lot of things going for it… Another aspect of the novel’s brilliance is Moore’s power of description. Whether it is a vacation in Spain or a Vicodin high, there is an immediacy and snarky genius to the descriptions… Marshall Moore has written a novel that is effective in its psychological nuance and its acidic portrayal of a post-9/11 corporate burnout.
What they’re saying:
Miles uses the first person throughout to personalize the account, which is based upon not only his perspective, but his successful experiences as such a leader. As he explains, a leader role is less forgiving, with organizational leaders held to a much higher standard and less able to recover from mistakes. While Miles’ book isn’t the only guide available, it is the most succinct, hard-hitting survey on the market, linking personal ideals and ethics to business and spiritual pursuits alike.
-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
A young business senior may find it much more palatable than many out on the market today, and I am pretty sure if I was starting out and had read it, I would have made a lot fewer mistakes and have had a much better rep as a leader, maybe. Because it’s all exactly that – bite sized and accessible without reading like a tome on business theory from a knowledgeable and entertaining author…a smart choice for a speedy, easy read to get your chops down pat for business leadership.
-Catherine Tosko, Self Publishing Review
Simplify is a celebration of living more by owning less. Written by Joshua Becker, who inspires hundreds of thousands of people on his personal blog, this is a book that calls for the end of living lives seeking and accumulating more and more possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less.
Three years ago, his typical, suburban family of four made the decision to minimize their possessions, declutter their home, and simplify their lives. In so doing, they discovered countless real-life benefits of living with less. And now, to help others experience the same freedom, they offer the most important lessons they’ve learned through the process. Simplify is full of personal stories, practical tips, and powerful inspiration.
It is based on a rational approach to minimalism. It will forever change the way you look at physical possessions. And most importantly, its approach will free you from the burden of clutter and provide you with the extra motivation to realign your life around your heart’s greatest passions… however you choose to define them.
Praise for Simplify:
• “A must-read.” – Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, TIME Magazine Blog of the Year
• “If you’re looking for specific advice on how to live well with less, this book is worth a look.” – Naomi Seldin, The Times Union, Albany, NY
• “It is a simple, straightforward guide to simplifying your life and brings new light to the term minimalist.” – Tanna Clark, Professional Organizer