Welcome to Dante’s Inferno with gags, an absurdist tale of apartment living in Los Angeles. The Dryden Arms (House of Despair, a comedy) charges forth with a distinct, comic voice. Put on your harness and embark on a ride that feels like something between a roller coaster and a Tilt-A-Whirl.
Alex Bodnar is a professional illustrator and art teacher native to Los Angeles. This book features a collection of art spanning ten years. From cover to cover you will immerse yourself in portraits, figures, and landscapes done in a variety of media that includes watercolor, dry-brush ink, and markers.
Animal Riddles is a colorful and pun-filled children's book, written and illustrated by Hollywood cartoon animator, Mark Christiansen. Do you know why Cowboy Sam rides Hector Horse? Or do you know what kind of dog can unlock the door of your home? These and many other riddles are humorously answered with appealing cartoon critters that will delight both adults and children!
Fred Croton’s “Wages of War” gives the reader a front-row seat to some of the corruption and debaucheries that helped make fortunes during the Vietnam War. This book takes the reader to places he has probably never been before: Seedy brothels and the backrooms of a thriving drug culture are just two places that are masterfully fleshed out by the author in this riveting novel. He gives us 100 short chapters that wash over the reader like vignettes: Memorable and graphic moments that will delight and haunt us long after we have put the book down.
Marcus Dino's latest book Practical Advice from an Evolved Soul, an anthology like it's smash hit predecessor, Diary of a Mad Gen Y er, has 21st century actress/heroine Cheryl 'Fifi' Larouche coming back. She's outrageous as ever introducing new 'Silly Stories', 'Silly Poems', and 'Silly Blogs', plus an added new twist using the world of Twitter, Fifi's 'Silly Tweets'.
Glenfiddich Inn is set in WWI-era Boston and New York—silent movies, the automobile, and fashion become part of life in America. Yet, creeping across the Atlantic Ocean is the Great War, threatening to engulf the country in its unimaginable ferocity.
When members of two Boston families set sail on the HMS Lusitania the families, and America’s, destiny is determined.
A new technology—wireless Morse code—allowed the stricken Titanic in 1912 to send for help. Otherwise those many survivors, and their stories, would have been lost to history. The wireless transmission of the human voice—perhaps even music—becomes the next communications frontier. The early experimenters call it "radio."
Two of the female characters of Glenfiddich Inn are absolutely certain of radio's ability to connect the world in ways never before imagined—despite the skeptics who couldn't see how it could ever be relevant.
Marilyn Mahan takes us on her life journey from Salinas, California to many points throughout the world. In her collection of vignettes she describes experiencing a lot of extraordinary events. On reading glimpses of her life, you might well conclude that she's much more than an ordinary person after all. Written with candor, whimsy, and a bit of irony, her vignettes are sure to entertain and inform you.
The Bone War of McCurtain County is a true story about two amateurs who discovered and excavated a world class dinosaur specimen and were forced to battle a major corporation and its’ friends in government and academia over ownership rights to the treasure. Cephis Hall and Sid Love faced a whirlwind of controversy as they found themselves at the crossroads of science, politics and religion. A tale of nature, mystery, adventure—Indiana Jones, Southern style.
The Fifth Sister explores incest's devastating effects on two continents, over three decades. In this compelling, intimate, and artfully told story, readers will experience the crushing impact of psychological, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse, the burning desire to transcend the family script, and the gritty determination to succeed. Readers who have experienced incest will find their anguish validated by this book. Those who have not faced this trauma will gain deep understanding of dysfunctional families that have many secrets. But above all, The Fifth Sister is a story of hope.
Jonathan Thornton Flynn owns a billion-dollar diamond corporation, has a strong marriage, and two children. A backfired scheme costs Johnny the person he loves most, and he decides to end his own suffering. His plan goes off without a hitch… until Auster finds him.
Now Johnny has a new body, a new life, and a new purpose, whether he likes it or not. Johnny struggles to discover who, or what, he is now, and why Auster brought him back.
This dark and gritty work ruptures insular views of what constitutes good and evil while crossing the boundaries of several genres in an epic tale of suspense, mystery, horror, and science fiction.
Join Diamantha and Cortez on their great journey from the fields of Dorset to the hallowed grounds of Falkirk, a journey during which they discover great and terrible things about the world, their country, and each other. From the ashes of grief rises a phoenix of great passion, and bonds are forged between Diamantha and Cortez that can never be broken.
1231 A.D. - After a nasty skirmish along the England/Scotland border at Bog Wood, a badly wounded knight has crawled off to die. As women from the Clan Scott fan out across the battlefield to collect the spoils of war, one woman breaks off from the pack. She is sickened by the tradition of stealing valuables off the dead and runs off to hide. In her hiding place, however, lingers the badly wounded knight. The young woman is frightened at first but her natural instinct to lend aid takes over. She tends the knight and saves his life. Little does the Lady Jordan Scott know that she has just saved the life of the dreaded English knight known to her people as The Wolf….
Walking the Dunes with Tennessee Williams is an intriguing book of recollections and poems by Mia Elkovsky Phoebus, edited by Elaine Ash. The title itself is compelling, and readers, especially those interested in theatre and literature, are anxious to know “what happened” in Provincetown during that “glorious summer of 1940.” Readers will wonder what Mia and Tennessee talked about when they “held hands” and spent time together. Did their friendship develop into a deeper relationship and frame a precious time under “a myriad of stars?” Perhaps that magical time is reflected in one of Mia’s “Poems in a Glass Jar,” when she states, “most beautiful is the object that does not exist.”
Crawfrere the Crawfish lives on a Louisiana bayou and dreams of winning a spot for him and his very special friends on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans! His pals/classmates, Creole the Catfish, Saute' the Shrimp, Pecan the Pelican and Oculo the Oyster are different than the other kids. Their adventure encompasses the qualities of compassion, love, acceptance, caring and tolerance that we all have in ourselves. The sky's the limit when hoping to attain your dreams. Enjoy their adventure!!
Twelve-year-old Luke Cedrus lives in the most un-magical place (an adoption ward), under the authority of the most un-magical person (Mrs. Hall), believing only un-magical things happen to him (detention). Until one night, Luke discovers he is anything but un-magical. He is a keeper of magic. The one thing Luke wants in life? Family. With his new magical powers, he's convinced he can have just that.
Lane Stone, a lawyer frustrated with the inadequacies of the justice system takes matters into her own hands, becoming the ruthless anti-heroine in A. L. Sutter’s new psychological thriller novel. These “Confessions of a Female Vigilante” reveal to readers the consequences of misplaced trust and the irreparable harm to the female psyche caused by relationships with men. Lane finds a second chance through the encouragement of the only true love she has ever known – Christopher. Doubt as to Lane’s motives is raised by Chris’ best friend, Jimmy, an LAPD cop, and readers will see if the unbreakable bond Lane has with Christopher is strong enough to put her demons to rest.
Stardate: 2031 Jake Love is a revered obstetrician who by happenstance or design is given the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to spend the day with anyone from the annals of history. Which renowned philosopher, monarch, or religious icon can withstand a dose of scientific inquiry from the future? Jake's choice is one that raises the bar to unimaginable heights, as he dares to question the unquestionable. This forbidden fruit must be bitten and the only challenge is... Will he live to tell about it?