Guilt for a despicable and immoral act forces Alan Davies into a life of crime and violence and transforms him from an innocent sixteen year old boy into a merciless, yet sympathetic, protagonist who dispenses brutal justice to those he holds responsible for the death of his sister and destroying his life. Alan Davies, a naive and vulnerable teenager, is tricked into committing an immoral and abhorrent crime. Riven by guilt and remorse he runs, but he can’t outrun his conscience. For twenty years, Alan tries to silence his conscience with alcohol and drugs as fate and chance propel him in to the dangerous world of smugglers, nationalists, guerrillas, and mercenaries. Battling alcohol and drug abuse, Alan dodges death and betrayal as life erodes his humanity and transforms him into a merciless killer until, used up and spent, he returns home. Destitute and dysfunctional, a street scuffle brings him eye-to-eye with the men responsible for his heinous crime. Harnessing skills and cruelty learned through a crime and violence-laden life Alan seeks justice for himself and his victim. But when justice has been served, Alan discovers the devastating truth about his crime, his family and himself.
The Chronicles of My Paranormal Romance: Slide into the “true” story of an author’s epic journey through the titillating world of paranormal romance. Embrace the Dark Lust.
Tamba, later known as George, unveils his jaw-dropping story of surviving Ebola, which is an experience of virtual rebirth. It is astounding to know how he maintains his stamina to continue his journey along the rugged pathway of life as an Ebola survivor for the sake of the two sons left with him after the tragic death of his wife, Aminatta, and the daughter of Kumba, his first love.
This semifiction stretches the full length through the West African Ebola Crisis, revealing the unheard to its readers while challenging the belief that Ebola is new to West Africa.
Ultimately, Tamba wins his battle of life, and he says, “I want my story to be heard by the entire world. Life is a battle, which one has to fight even when in the jaws of defeat, and one can’t be selfish to give it up as it is for those whom we love and care for.”
After devastating family events, Scott Trundel clings to the last remnant of his former family life: an unrelenting passion for baseball. With no real athletic skills, Scott eventually embarks on a career as a baseball reporter at the turn of the millennium, when newspapers are quickly becoming relics and the information age threatens to make journalists extinct. Scott must rise above the rest to survive in the dying medium he loves. When Scott meets Cameron Dobson, he feels an inexplicable draw to the player most others now see as unremarkable. Cam was born with velocity in his arm and notoriety in his lineage. His skill is his one way out of his rural Pennsylvania hometown, where his last name is as dreaded as his fastball. To fully realize his talent, Cam must overcome a lifetime of unfulfilled expectation. Scott and Cam meet in the world of independent league baseball. Both looking for a shot at something bigger, they can only hope someone is taking notice of them and the new baseball team in blue collar Vineland, New Jersey.
There may be no experience more horrific, no personal trial more challenging, than a soldier facing the ravages of war. But for many members of the armed services, returning home after combat is only the beginning of a new, very different set of challenges. Facing isolation, lingering traumas, and unspeakable fears, these brave men and women struggle to find peace long after their physical service is done.
As the wife of an Iraq veteran and a volunteer who has worked with armed service members, author Claire St. Hilaire has heard a number of these heartbreaking, often complex stories face-to-face.
In No Peace After War, St. Hilaire shares a collection of short stories and poems that give voice to these dark and difficult realities-exploring haunting memories, society’s treatment of veterans, and the true definition of honor.
POETRY: Falling into love, making mistakes, broken hearts, believing in love all over again; these are the emotions Lynda writes about. Black and white photography mixed with prose, edgy writing, and raw poetry fill the pages of Love Rehab.
When anti-bias educator, Mrs. Magda, becomes the new Theory of Knowledge teacher at the American School in Cairo, she is shocked to discover the ugly truth behind the school’s prestigious reputation. Despite the challenges and hostility she faces, Mrs. Magda is committed to achieving her career goal of transforming the environment at the school and making it truly bicultural. Although the school’s administration hired her to achieve just that, they realize her aspirations might be a bit too ambitious for their liking.
Meanwhile Maha, a senior at the school, just wants to have a drama-free and fun senior year – but gets exactly the opposite. She finds herself caught up in a divine storm where everything in her life goes wrong. Shattered dreams, melodramas, fallouts and love triangles are just a few of the issues she has to battle. Maha doesn’t know if she can handle the pressure and risks losing herself in her efforts not to be the class misfit.
Unable to bear the torments of his nagging wife Swaminathan walks out of her life ! Six years later, Ramanathan, a family friend bumps into him and is shocked at the life Swaminathan is leading. He is now bent upon uniting the couple. Does Ramanathan succeed in his endeavour?
A combination of real-life experiences and fiction provide an entertaining and quick read involving childhood’s mischievous adventures. As a child, a grandfather decided to stop a bear from eating apples from his favorite apple tree … the plan didn’t unfold as anticipated amid a series of uncontrollable events.
Saul Poliakov is caught in an unsalvageable marriage that is slowly dragging him, his wife Fay, and their daughter into a morass of depression and self-doubt. His obsession with Nataly, the only woman he truly ever loved and whose sudden and inexplicable disappearance in the past still haunts him.
Riley and Lois James are devastated when their newborn vanishes from the hospital. As the police close in, strange clues about the baby’s whereabouts begin to emerge. Riley soon finds himself at the center of a surprising turn of events that challenges everything he believes about the existence of miracles.
Shortly after she turned forty, Maggie Stevens took an unexpected journey that changed the course of her life. She didn’t decide to visit all of the Earth’s rain forests or spend months roaming through the African desert. It was not for scientific research nor was it for purposes of investigative journalism. Maggie’s journey took place in the most unlikely of places: on a bus with a bunch of actors. Think “Almost Famous” except instead of a teenage boy, it was a pre-premenopausal mom of three. Forced to face all of her fears on the road, Maggie must figure out how to get back the one thing she lost many years ago: herself. Inspired by the author’s own journey on the road while accompanying hr son as his guardian on a Broadway tour and documented in the wildly popular blog, www.momontour.com.
The book has been hailed “a laugh-out loud” adventure and “an absolute page-turner” by the thousands of blog followers who have read the book.