By Steven Green

Human trafficking is a major contemporary problem. Economic injustice, cultural traditions, and conflicting laws create a complex problem with suspicion and distrust between victims, freelancers, and the authorities.

When Barrett Sherman steps into a bar for a moment of escape from marital tension and job frustration, he meets exotic Sabrina and is drawn into a web of intrigue and danger that puts his own circumstances in a wider perspective. This “noir” suspense is both dark and humorous, cynical and hopeful, erotic and loving.

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Sep 20

The Adored

By T.R. Connolly

The Adored is a story rich in character, in the style of Tolstoy. It weaves a tapestry of interconnected lives living large on the global stage of privilege and power. Edward Wheelwright, a son of that privilege, is now a striver attempting to regain his family’s fortune lost in the great recession. The love of his life, Val McGuire, is attempting to regain Eddie, lost to the lustrous Santa Alba.

Eddie, Val and their closest friends are fully engaged in life – they cheat on each other, they trade on insider information, and occasionally they murder. Vito Boriello, an industrious sleuth with the Stamford Police Department, attempts to sort the good guys from the bad. There is no assurance he will be successful.

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By Lt.(jg) Bill Starr USNR

These letters cover an unbelievable variety of war-time experiences, not shared by many servicemen, from terrifying near-death experiences on the beaches at Iwo Jima where 6000 casualties occurred on the first day, and where a kamikaze pilot’s last-second inexplicable course-change caused his plane to crash harmlessly into the ship, (see front cover) to light-hearted accounts of tricky deals getting supplies. Also, in the move to Japan, the remarkable coincidental meeting, in a pearl shop in Osaka, of two former residents of New York, one American and one Japanese, and the unforgettable encounter with a Japanese Good Samaritan train-station agent.
The ship moves to Shanghai where it is to deliver pure water to the ships docked in the Whangpoo River. The Shanghai stories include the author’s near-miss of the Admiral’s ship and the unforseen reputation from that near-miss, the crew’s magical response to a priest’s request for aid to his famished orphans, the beautiful unapproachable Iranian page in the British production of Richard II, the hordes of international shoppers and the $63,000 suitcase, and widespread dysentery from ‘C’ rated restaurants. The next few months are spent on a frightening assignment as a ‘detonator’ ship, working with minesweepers off the coast of Formosa , clearing the area of mines.
The letters then move to Pearl Harbor where the author, now captain of the ship, through forgivable trickery, saves members of his crew from being transferred to ships going to the Bikini Atom Bomb test. On the last leg of the 8,000-mile return from Shanghai to the States, the ship runs into a massive storm off California, where it comes within 2 degrees of capsizing under mountainous waves.
A truly remarkable odyssey!

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By Penny Colman

“Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” chronicles the stirring stories of American girls – often in their own words – and highlights their spirit, their will, their courage, and their contributions. Girls from all regions of this country and from all walks of life are given a collective voice in this true story of girls’ everyday trials and triumphs. There are stirring stories from the wilderness and the cities, from the fields and the factories, told by girls of different races, ethnicities, religions, and classes, by girls with heartaches and girls with dreams. For all girls, from the first girls who walked across the Bering Strait to girls of the twenty-first century, growing up female has meant a combination of joy and sorrow, prejudice and privilege, fitting in and breaking molds, and struggle and acceptance. Penny Colman has dug deep into historical records and photographs, diaries, letters, memories, and advice books to glean the words and images of girls from pre-Colonial times to the present. The story of growing up female in America is the sum of many girls’ stories – Native American, slave, immigrant, pioneer, rich, middle-class, and working-class.Extensive backmatter: Images, Chronology, Statues of Girls, Sources for Information and Activism, Source Notes, Bibliography/Webliography. The 2016 ebook is a revised edition of the bestselling, award-winning book “Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” (Scholastic, 2000). “Smartly written and accessible” Entertainment Weekly “A fascinating look at a seldom-studied topic.” School Library Journal “Colman has done all girlhood a great service with these amazing stories.” KidsReads

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By Toni Williams

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By Linda Kay

Sophie Writes a Love Story is the second in a series of books created in the memory of my mother and grandmother. My grandmother was given at her bridal shower in 1916 a set of five prints by C. Clyde Squires, a noted pulp artist. These prints depict five stages of love. My mother inherited this set of five prints from my grandmother, and always kept the frame in a prominent place in her home. The first book in the series is an expression of mother love, Annie’s Love. This second book is taken from the picture of puppy love. Sophie Lincoln recently lost her husband, Carl, to a long-term illness, and her children have encouraged her to move to a small house. As she goes through boxes of papers and photos in the attic, she runs across a box containing a ring woven of twine, and a chain. These were a gift to her in her youth by a special boy named Donnie. Sophie’s memories lead her back to her writing to tell a story of adventure with Sophie Writes a Love Story. She begins with excerpts from old journals she kept as a child with references to Donnie and the hideout in the timber, and she weaves the magic of story-telling into the entries she finds. Don Ribold is retired and alone and has become depressed with life in general. A friend convinces him to take up a hobby of painting, long forgotten, and makes an introduction to an art teacher who helps him get back into his work. Sophie and Don’s independence and individual pursuits of the arts will lead them to each other, and to a chance for love the second time around. Books by Linda Kay: “Flavors From The Past: Memoirs of Wilma Weiland Diekhoff” “Annie’s Love”

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By M.E. Gilbert

When 14-year-old Pete Simmons transferred to posh Welton Middle School, he felt like an invisible kid from the wrong side of town. That is, until Coach discovered Pete’s passion for baseball and made him the star catcher on the championship Texas Blaze baseball team. Now middle school is drawing to a close and this is the summer to work hard and earn a spot on the high school roster. But Coach has been losing his temper more and more often. And the starting pitcher is a bit of a jerk (although his super-athletic twin sister Livvie is often hanging around, so it’s not all bad). When the Texas Heat go on a rare losing streak, tempers flare and players are tested. But win or lose, being part of the Texas Blaze is Pete’s whole world — and he’ll put up with anything to stay on the team. Almost anything.

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By Douglas Ginter
& Jason Sachman

One of America’ leading medical wellness writing teams announces the release of the book that may change your life. It’s time for you to look better, feel better, love better, and live longer!

If you think you might know everything about women’s sexual health, think again. The stunning wellness book Total Female: Take Charge of Your Sexual Health sets asides sexual health taboos and tells it like it is in clear, simple language. Female sexual health conditions not only cause quality of life issues, they also can seriously endanger health, ruin lives and damage relationships. Millions of sufferers will rejoice at the opportunity to rediscover their sexual prowess and self-confidence, and prevent the concerns that often run hand in hand with female sexual health problems.

Total Female: Take Charge of Your Sexual Health is the first in a series of female sexual health books designed to improve a couple’s sex life and women’s overall health. This first book is a must-read, because it not only details the treatments for common female sexual concerns, such as hormone imbalance, low libido, menopause, vaginal dryness. It also provides the surprisingly simple, effective treatments and procedures that most women may not be aware of.

Prepare to receive the information you and the rest of the world so desperately need. Contrary to popular belief, many of the sexual health issues that both hinder women’s quality of life, and may also be signs of underlying health concerns that can be easily and effectively treated—with some being completely curable. Get the book that reveals the truth: Discover what works, and what does not; what is safe, and what is not.

Isn’t it time to become that confident, healthy female you used to be? Total Female: Take Charge of Your Sexual Health may have your answer.

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By M.E. Gilbert

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By Wayne Vincent Hatford

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