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Mute and psychologically disturbed, the sheltered daughter of a sky ship captain prefers to keep to herself; but a mysterious cloaked man has different plans for her. She is plunged headlong into a quest to recover twelve lost gemstones scattered about a ravaged earth with the power to unlock a legendary castle in the sky.
Equipped only with her family’s heirloom key and the mark of her noble birthright, she embarks on a journey of passion, danger, and self-discovery through the barren lands of a post-apocalyptic world. Lines become blurred as she grows to find that things are not always what they seem, and some things are only as real as you make them…
From the Author:
There are all kinds of books on the shelves these days about adoption and how parents went to adopt their children. I wanted to write a book that talks to the parents and the children at the same time. That is very rare. The book is short in length but packed full of examples of how the child feels and how the parents can understand the issues.
Even in open adoption we will still will see the child focus on the issues that exist in adoptees everyday lives. Each child has different set of reactions. I can remember for me Reactive Attachment Disorder is such a big one in my childhood. Stay tuned as we go over different things adoptees feel. Stay tuned my friends
Soul On Fire, Rock Me Baby, is the latest novel by Barbara M. Lantz. Here is an excerpt from this new adventure:
Her passionate request oozed from her ethereal layers. Sarah was a hot-blooded woman. Her deep love of sexual pleasures was well known amongst the European elite. Maurice’s father was one who ate heartily from the depths of her carnal orchards. One to love was in fact a tall order for the part in this play. Sarah’s play… Sarah’s GRAND play. One that was about to stretch out into the realms of death. Her fear began to overcome her strength. It took her last ounce of strength to utter her response. The angel peered into the depths of her soul. Beyond Sarah, beyond all the other names she had ever been called, was this essence, this place where her soul was created. “Your acceptance of the boon has been granted,” the angel whispered softly into her ear. His voice was Sarah’s only connection to the material world.
The summer of 1846 peaceful life in the Rio Grande Valley is disturbed by the arrival of the U.S. Army. Troops under General Zachary Taylor are marching toward the Mexican town of Matamoros, on the south shore of the Rio Grande. In Matamoros, General Mariano Arista is getting ready to face Taylor's army. The Mexican - American war is about to start. In a tale of rivalry, intrigue and passion, some strive for supremacy, some for honor, and some for their most basic human dignity. Is it that one man shall shape the destiny of his people? Or is it that his fable shall resonate through time, to touch their future kin, in the story of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina Goseascochea, the Saga of Cheno Cortinas.
Heroes of the 21st Century is a satirical romp that begs a common question: "What does it take to be a hero in these crazy modern times?" Can the romantic, arch-schemer Charlie Leuven really be a candidate for civic sainthood after inadvertently unleashing the mythic Windigo to wreak havoc on the very fabric of civilization? Is the strong-willed brit, Samantha Hewitt, destined to ascend to the pantheon alongside Charlie, or perish miserably in a white desert?
The cinematic melodrama ricochets with with and verve from LA to NYC with stops in-between. This novel is replete with an assorted cast of incisively-drawn characters from New York moneymen to escaped mental patients, comically out-of-touch academics, and good people like us. Greed, ambition, self-delusion, revenge, self-sacrifice and the profound longing for physical and spiritual union mingle and clash from Bel Air estates to isolated fishing shanties, making Heroes the rarest of literary pleasures.
Emily Kalen is stuck. She's unhappy with her job, her weight, and to top it off, her mother's in a coma. But then Tobias Welles enters her life and it looks like he might be just the man to rescue Emily from her quarter-life crisis. After all, he's handsome, talented, and believes in Emily more than anyone has before. The problem is that Tobias is also a serial killer who believes that God has charged him with saving the souls of those he deems immoral. Carrying out his sacred work was easy before he met Emily. However, as he becomes increasingly entangled in the complexities of her life, he finds himself questioning whether he's a hero or a monster. And in the end, Tobias knows he will have to decide whether he will continue to carry out God's will or sacrifice everything for the woman he loves.
Margaret Clark's first novel, I Left My Heart In Harlem, tells a gripping tale which takes us on a journey of a family striving amidst poverty in the projects of Harlem. Clark's work, which more importantly, takes us on a journey of the soul, is based on her on life-experiences. Clark grew up in a small apartment in Maryland shared by 21 people. She went to work at the age of eleven to help support her family. Like Liz, the main character in this book, Mrs. Clark managed to escape the poverty of her childhood, receive an education, become a successful businesswoman, and help her family break the cycle of poverty.