More Country In The Summer Please by Pamela A Goodwin

More Country in the Summer Please
Pookie is a young, active, little girl who loves to visit her grandma’s house during the Summer. The best part about this visit, her grandma lives in the country. She enjoys the smell of the country, the look of the country, and the fishing in the country. Her grandma loves seeing her granddaughter play in the country air while she teaches her lessons a young girl should learn growing up. She learns how to live life as her grandma does while trying to overcome her worst fear of spiders, that are plentiful in her grandma’s house. She would rather help set the mouse traps than be around those long legged spiders! Being around other people, adults and children, help her to better understand the world she lives in. She even experience her grandma’s death, which almost becomes unbearable for her to take but it teaches her another lesson about life. How important family is. This book is great for children and adults to read who like to use their imagination, and also have their own childhood memories.

About the Author
Pamela A. Goodwin was born in Riverside, Ca. She is the baby girl of all her mother's and father's children. She grew up in Oakland, Ca and attended Castlemont High School then later College of Alameda. She later transferred to Holy Names University where she majored in History. She has two children named Tobias and Kamoni. She lives happy as a single mother and enjoys making jewelry for her website, Pamela Bead Jewelry.



The Big Wide Calm: A Novel by Rich Marcello

The Big Wide Calm
A young woman’s journey to find herself and create the perfect album

Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn’t know it yet. With a name like Paige Plant, how could she be anything but the future frontwoman of the next Led Zeppelin? She’s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions—and make her galactically famous along the way.

When John Bustin, a rich, reclusive, former semi-famous singer/songwriter offers to record Paige’s album for free, it feels like destiny, like the next step on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, like some strange attractor is pulling her in. Guitar in hand, Paige sets off to John’s recording compound, ready to unfold her future.

But the ever-elusive John, with his mysterious history, and Paige, a big dreamer but naïve about her footing in life, clash as much as they coalesce. Before they can change the world through Paige’s music, the improbable duo must learn to work together, and in the process, discover their authenticity.

One part coming-of-age story and retrospective, one part rock and roll epic, The Big Wide Calm focuses a lens on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album.

About the Author
Rich Marcello
If Rich Marcello could choose only one creative mentor, he'd give the role to Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. This is not only because he currently resides in New England, where Jonathan started, but because of his life as a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he's written. Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word.

For a while it seemed right to travel the musician's path, especially during his stint in his college folk group, at The University of Notre Dame, where he wrote and recorded his first original songs. But, as is true for many musicians, graduation led him down a different road, one on which he found his love for high technology. There, he enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.

During his time in technology he never stopped creating art, and eventually his love for song and the written word grew to the point where he walked away from his first career to pursue poetry, song, and fiction with the same enthusiasm and discipline he demonstrated in business. In The Color Of Home, his literary voice melds all three together with honest generative dialogue, poetic sensory detail, and "unforgettable characters who seem to know the complete song catalog of Lennon or Cohen."

He's currently working on his second novel, The Big Wide Calm, which will be published on 2014.

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Confrontation 9: Taking on the Challenges of Work, Family and Purpose by Dilshad Dayani

Confrontation 9: Taking on the Challenges of Work, Family and Purpose
In confrontation 9, Dilshad Dayani makes a persuasive case on how culture can fog the idea of meaningful success and the amazing potential within you. We all want to achieve our highest dreams and find our place in this world, but who has time to pursue all that? More often than not, our busy lives constrain us, societal norms and ideals dictate our thoughts and behavior, and cultural values limit our worldview. Confrontation 9 aims to provide you with a compelling and commonsense toolkit to a roadmap so you can make the best of your life.

Confrontation 9 is no ordinary self-help book. It offers logical solutions to the challenges we face in life, especially women. Dilshad offers a personal account of cultural transition to address debates surrounding the grey areas of our value systems. It provides inspiration, courage, and motivates you to go out and achieve your boldest dreams by taking on the demands of work, family, and purpose. As the President and Founder of the World Women Global Council, she has witnessed firsthand how women have compromised their success while giving in to traditions and customs. You will learn how to identify your own culture map based on your redefinition of values. You will develop the clarity to confront the long-standing assumptions about the value of conformity. You will gain confidence to thrive beyond the pre-established cultural and societal standards.Confrontation 9 will generate in you the conviction to open your mind to new and diverse concepts of success.

Dilshad has explored the connection between why you think and the way you think in the everyday cycle. The book offers simple strategies that will awaken your true potential, motivate you to action, and in the process, help you to empower others and leave your legacy. You will learn how to reverse inadequacies, optimize confidence, and overcome roadblocks to seek the abundance and freedom from within. Develop powerful cognitive tools, discover the benefits of questioning, and bring joy and enrichment to your everyday lives.

In this straight talk from the heart, Dilshad brings her candid approach as a mother, diversity coach and an active women’s advocate to address challenges, drawing from research in intuition, visualization, gender views on success, compassion, women’s place and culture. You will acquire tools to build a confident self, a nonconformist mindset, reclaim your true and unique worth. and give your spirit the makeover of a lifetime.

Personal fulfillment is yours for the taking!

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Nomi Nivag and Gregory's Fight with the Big "C" by Bruno Bernier

Nomi Nivag and Gregory's Fight with the Big "C"

Nomi has traveled to the Land of Zarara again and has been tasked to save a little boy named Gregory from Cancer. She will have to undertake a dangerous mission to try to save the little boy's life.


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Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin

For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor. This Halloween, it wakes up.

An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, Nightlife pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly.

Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic. But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened.

Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut. Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”—a bloodthirsty creature that feeds on the forgotten. And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what stalks the streets at night.

The strange man tells Beth the hideous truth about the nightmare creatures that have haunted mankind’s imagination for eons—creatures the world calls vampires. Together they are the only hope for New Harbor, but to defeat what lurks in the shadows they’ll have to conquer something far stronger than fear—their own desires.

"Thrilling, edgy, and scary as hell, Nightlife is an outstanding debut and one of the most original takes on the vampire novel I've ever read." - Jason Starr, International Bestselling Author of The Pack

"Nightlife completely creeped me out. Martin is a master of suspense. Keep me up all night again soon!" -Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Wicked Saga

"Doesn't get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter. Nightlife is the gutsiest debut I've read in a long time." - James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Think Like a Dinosaur.

About the Author
Matthew Quinn Martin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. It wasn't until he moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter...perhaps too quiet. . .

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Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Experience by James Vescovi

Eat Now Talk Later
The stories in Eat Now; Talk Later can be read before bed, on a lunch hour, or waiting in line. Together they ask the question, “How do you make modern life run smoothly for grandparents who grew up when oxen were used for plowing, children left school after third grade, and the annual excitement was the slaughter of the family pig?”

This is not the usual immigrant-made-good tale. Tony and Desolina Vescovi were born on farms where life hadn’t changed for 200 years. When they came to America, they passed through a time-tunnel that brought them face to face with the 20th century. They were puzzled by banking, supermarkets, college degrees, and the nuclear family. Tony tried to pay hospital bills in cash, and Desolina—when she reached voice mail—cursed into the phone because no one was responding to her questions.

You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy these tales, which are funny, bittersweet, and universal. Excerpt & recipes visit

About the Author
James Vescovi's non-fiction and fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, the New York Observer, Georgetown Review, Ancestry Magazine, Alimentum, The Mars Hill Review, Midwestern Gothic, Natural Bridge, and other publications. He also is he author of The USS Essex and the Birth of the American Navy (Adams, 1999; paperback, 2000), a history of a 19th-century warship. His latest book is Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting and the American Dream, a collection of stories about his eccentric immigrant grandparents.

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Grimoire: The Good Hearted Necromancer by T.M. Blades

Grimoire: The Good Hearted Necromancer by T.M. Blades
Brenton is the town with no shadow, or the town where no one dies. When a budding necromancer inherits an old house, a grimoire, and a familiar, in the form of a crow the town starts to see a lot of strange happenings.Toss in a demon named Cain with his own agenda and an unlikely ally in the form of a preacher and you may have a recipe for disaster. Zane wants to use his black magic to keep people in town from passing on, but will it all catch up to him in the end?

Grimoire is a monthly serial. Each installment between 12,000 and 20,000 words. The books are meant to be read in order, but they are all their own story. If you're not familiar with serials you can think of them like television shows for books!

Episode 1 – The Good Hearted Necromancer

About the Author

T.M. Blade
T.M. Blades is a science-fiction/fantasy author from South West Florida. In addition to writing she enjoys kayaking, video games, nature, and DIY projects.

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Author Interview With Mike Kilroy: The 17

A Conversation with Mike Kilroy
Author of "The 17"

Mike Kilroy
Featured Author, Mike Kilroy
"The 17"

Why do you feel you had to write "The 17?”
I wanted to tell a story about young people placed in extreme circumstances. I wanted to show their angst and their flaws, but also that they could be strong and rise up in the face of this great peril.

I liken this book to “The Hunger Games” meets “The Breakfast Club” meets “Star Trek.”

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The message of “The 17” is basically never give up and it’s all in the trying. The protagonist in this book sticks to his guns, for the most part, throughout despite numerous forces pushing on him to change. I wanted readers to get the sense that, even in this alien world the protagonist finds himself in, that being true to yourself is most important.

Do you have any writing quirks?
I do tend to get my best ideas in the middle of the night. I’ll often awake at 4 a.m., roll over and frantically type my ideas into the notes on my iPhone. Inspiration doesn’t wait for sleep.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing and don’t get discouraged. A thick skin is a prerequisite to be a writer.

How do you market your work? Are some avenues more successful than others?
The hardest part about this process and getting people to know you have a book on the market. There are so many books out there that it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. There is nothing like the thrill of seeing that someone you don’t know bought something you have written. That never gets old.

If your book was made into a movie, who would play each role?
Well, Zac Efron and Selena Gomez will have to have cameos in the movie. If you read the book, you’ll understand why. How about that for a teaser?

Book Description
The 17
You Only Live Once? Not here where the rules of life and death are moot. Zack Earnest, a rather average seventeen-year-old boy from a small town in Maine, must answer a daunting question: Where exactly is here?

Zack is a stranger in a strange land, surrounded by other teenagers from all around the world--and those from other worlds as well. They are thrust into elaborate arenas and asked to do brutal and savage things. The reasons are not clear until Zack speaks to one of his abductors and a whole universe is revealed to him.

Along the way he discovers that his captors have a very specific need that only "The 17" can provide. A new question suddenly needs answered: Can Zack and the rest of "The 17" thwart their jailers in time?

From the best-selling author of "Nine Meals" comes a story of survival and forgiveness, of love and betrayal; a story of youth finding its way in a cosmos where the directions are unclear; a story of redemption and patience and how, even in the center of the universe, love and understanding are a constant.

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Hybrid (Brier Hospital Book 7) by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

Denise Berg, a professor of psychology, and her molecular biologist husband, Gabe, expected an intelligent child. When Denise gave birth to Zack, they were thrilled. They were not surprised to find that Zack had physical and mental gifts, but were astounded by their magnitude. By every parameter, Zack was extraordinarily gifted and they took pride in their genes and in their good fortune.

What they didn’t know was that Zack’s gifts were the result of more than good luck and Berg family genes, but depended on genetic material from an unusual source. Zack’s abilities would ultimately attract others with less than benign interests.

About the Author
Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.
I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, we ascended to the Island. After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology.

I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU and served as Chief of Medicine.

My wife Dorlis and I retired in October 1995 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man's out; we bought a Nordic Tug, a trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, the entire East Coast and completed two 'Circle trips' to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second.

I wrote professionally as a physician to inform but rarely to entertain, at least not on purpose. "First, Do No Harm" was published in April 2007. No Cure for Murder was released in August 2011. For the Love of God was published in January 2012 and The Sixth Sense in July 2012. In the last two years, I've written three screenplays based on my novels and hope to see one or more produced for the screen. I submitted my screenplay, "Rage" to the 80th Annual Writer's Digest contest and won honorable mention (57 out of 11,000).

We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 13 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, a 7 year old purebred though enormous Yorkie.

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