If We Had No Winter

If We Had No Winter
If We Had No Winter (Billie Dixon Book 1)

College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn’t always go according to plan.

Her best friend’s roommate won’t stop goading her, the senior she’s tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she’d rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.

Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.

Author Name
D. L. Pitchford

Silver Jubilee

Silver Jubilee
Silver Jubilee: A Cape Harriet Novel

How much will you sacrifice for your friends?
Dana, Izzy, Vivian and Alisha meet in college and become inseparable. Twenty five years later, all is not well among the friends. Summoned by a promise they made several years ago, they accept a mysterious invite to the Rising Tides Inn. Will the magic of Cape Harriet renew their bonds of friendship? Or will the stark reality of their painful past tear them apart forever?

Author Name
Roma Brooks

X-Ray Rider 3: Mileposts on the road to childhood’s end

X-Ray Rider 3: Mileposts on the road to childhood’s end
X-Ray Rider 3: Mileposts on the road to childhood’s end (The X-Ray Rider Trilogy)

Jonesing for a drive-in theater and a hotrod El Camino?

It’s the dawn of the 1970s and everything is changing. The war in Vietnam is winding down. So is the Apollo Space Program. The tiny northwestern city of Spokane is about to host a World’s Fair. But the Watergate Hearings and the re-entry of Skylab and the eruption of Mount Saint Helens are coming…as are killer bees and Ronald Reagan.

Enter ‘The Kid,’ a panic-prone, hyper-imaginative boy whose life changes drastically when his father brings home an astronaut-white El Camino. As the car’s deep-seated rumbling becomes a catalyst for the Kid’s curiosity, his ailing, over-protective mother finds herself fending off questions she doesn’t want to answer. But her attempt to redirect him on his birthday only arms him with the tool he needs to penetrate deeper—a pair of novelty X-Ray Specs—and as the Camino muscles them through a decade of economic and cultural turmoil, the Kid comes to believe he can see through metal, clothing, skin—to the center of the universe itself, where he imagines something monstrous growing, spreading, reaching across time and space to threaten his very world.

Using the iconography of 20th century trash Americana—drive-in monster movies, cancelled TV shows, vintage comic books—Spitzer has written an unconventional memoir which recalls J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood and Youth. More than a literal character, ‘The Kid’ is both the child and the adult. By eschewing the technique of traditional autobiography, Spitzer creates a spherical narrative in which the past lives on in an eternal present while retrospection penetrates the edges. X-Ray Rider is not so much a memoir as it is a retro prequel to a postmodern life—a cinematized “reboot” of what Stephen King calls the “fogged out landscape” of youth.

Want to go for a ride?

Author Name
Wayne Kyle Spitzer

Ballardvale Blues

Ballardvale Blues
Ballardvale Blues

Addie Dalca dances on the line between what her life is and what it could be. Anchored by family expectations and those who pledge undying fealty to the Ballardvale lifestyle of booze-fueled nights followed by hangover filled days, Addie feels complacent with the familiar faces of Jessica Sukkel and Danny Boivin. The recent return of her childhood friends Sam and Kate Kern provide an attempt at retracing the plans laid out for her long before. Friendships intertwined in a messy web splinter and slowly break as the warring belief systems of those in their early twenties come to lure the five friends into separate offshoots, leaving Addie wishing she had a life plan as clear as those who surrounded her.

33 Ermine Street

33 Ermine Street
33 Ermine Street

33 Ermine Street is a touching yet confronting novel, set against the backdrop of a heavily polarized Britain. The book carefully unravels all aspects of immigration through the eyes of Shen – a young second generation Chinese immigrant. When he becomes witness to a traumatic incident on his usual route to school, he soon finds himself hurled into turbulent world driven by fear, prejudice and social injustice.

Author Name
Harvey Lincoln

Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars (A Fantasy Adventure Novel)

Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars (A Fantasy Adventure Novel)
Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars (A Fantasy Adventure Novel)

A gripping, “must-read” action packed fantasy adventure.

After his home is destroyed, a mysterious drifter finds himself on a journey to unite heroes and stop an exiled prince and a zealous cult from unleashing a weapon that can destroy worlds.

When exiled prince Baldr and the Order of the Void ride into the mystical lands of Star World, they bring with them a fate that can shake nations to their foundations. Jaival, a young drifter with a head full of wanderlust and a past shrouded in darkness, might just be Star World’s only hope.

What happens next, sets Jaival on a journey for the exceptionally brave, or the exceptionally desperate, leading him to seek the assistance of an ancient hero, Mikael, in Eira – a whole kingdom built on secrets, under the guidance of an outlawed sorceress, Sorata. Within the bustling city, Jaival runs into Danzul – the Last Guardian, Cyrus – Paladin of the North, and discovers a mystical connection to Princess Arya – a young, wise oracle with an inquisitive spirit who has foreseen the approaching storm.

But this is only the beginning of their adventure. Something else is stirring in the land, something more ominous than the mounting threat of total war. Whispers of a lingering presence call to the heroes, compelling them to find and unite the pieces of the Xenosaber – a weapon of unimaginable power, capable of razing entire planets and freeing a vengeful evil from its ancient prison.

Author Name
Jedaiah Ramnarine

Broken Wedding Vows

Broken Wedding Vows
Broken Wedding Vows

Romance is blossoming in a small conservative Maryland town in the 1950s. Unfortunately it’s between a clean cut high school student and a young, married, very religious girl who wears a mysterious gold chain around her neck. Both try to break free of this unlikely and forbidden attraction to each other.

Jimmy immerses himself in his history books and Carol goes to church to seek guidance and even distracts herself by volunteering to do work for a neighbor she doesn’t even like, but none of those strategies seems to work too well to quell this attraction. Trouble is definitely brewing for both.

Something’s got to be done before the town folk, friends, family and her husband figure out what’s going on.

The novel, also available in paperback, contains both tender and humorous moments.

Description:
Romance is blossoming in a small conservative Maryland town in the 1950s. Unfortunately it’s between a clean cut high school student and a young, married, very religious girl who wears a mysterious gold chain around her neck. Both try to break free of this unlikely and forbidden attraction to each other.

Jimmy immerses himself in his history books and Carol goes to church to seek guidance and even distracts herself by volunteering to do work for a neighbor she doesn’t even like, but none of those strategies seems to work too well to quell this attraction. Trouble is definitely brewing for both.

Something’s got to be done before the town folk, friends, family and her husband figure out what’s going on.

The novel, also available on paperback, contains both tender and humorous moments.

Excerpt:

I slowly put my arms around her and reached the back strap, fumbling with it, but finally unfastening it. The bra fabric, which had been taught against her skin, relaxed.

“You’re almost there,” she whispered. “Pull the straps down, Jimmy.”

“Is this what you want, Carol?”

“It’s what has to be. We both have to resolve something, Jimmy,” she said.

It was the final step I would take to cross that line away from Lakewood and into that other reality whose boundaries I had been toying with for so long. All the issues about right, wrong, and righteousness were for parents, schoolteachers, and others to debate.

I had put them aside as obstacles I did not wish to deal with, but if I had struggled with them, the result would not have changed what I was about to do. For in this place I could forget who she was. She was just Carol with the green eyes which were glowing from the flickering light of the fire reflecting in them.

I stared into those soft glowing green eyes as I reached up and gently grasped her straps, never looking at what I was doing, just staring into those beautiful eyes.

Slowly I slid the straps off…….

Author Name
Frank Arcilesi

Ginger’s Forbidden Fruit

Ginger’s Forbidden Fruit
Ginger’s Forbidden Fruit

Zander swore off relationships that went beyond a few hours. After years of one night affairs, he found himself living with his step son’s girlfriend. Ginger was everything he ever wanted in a wife. But Ginger was forbidden fruit.

After a small taste on her twenty-first birthday. Zander can’t get her off his mind. With his stepson cheating on her, Zander decides Ginger deserves a real man. All he has to do is wait for Ginger to be ripe for his picking.

Author Name
Wednesday Noir

Tale of the Panty Thief

Tale of the Panty Thief
Tale of the Panty Thief

Every woman needs a check list of all the naughty things they want to do. Catherine’s list is as long and as thick as Alec’s member. Only Alec has no idea he is Catherine’s next item to check off on her own personal Naughty List.

For years every time he was around her panties would disappear. He didn’t think she noticed. But she did. Alec’s dirty habit only fueled her desire more. To the point Catherine’s willing to use her white cotton panties to seduce her way into his bed.

Author Name
Wednesday Noir

Tulip of the Bayou

Tulip of the Bayou
Tulip of the Bayou

Jasmine grew up her whole life in seclusion with her family in the swamps of the Louisiana bayou. There was a feud between her family and that of a boy she liked. As she entered puberty she found a way to get to know that boy while he grew into a man. With the lust in her loins and the sweet taste of forbidden fruit, she snuck out of her house to have a highly erotic romantic encounter that would mark her transition to womanhood.

Author Name
Ameillia Xanadu