By Valerie Parson

When a couple moves in together, it’s a huge step.

Nervous? Excited?

It Started With a Toothbrush is a road map to the changes you can expect when taking the plunge—both the ups and the downs.

This book details the author’s bumpy road to acclimation and acceptance to the change in lifestyle and lets couples of all kinds know just what to expect and make sure they’re ready to cross the threshold.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Started-Toothbrush-ebook/dp/B00559T5OS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313547374&sr=1-1.

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By Ramona Wray

Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life. So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed.

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By Hannah Cassidy

No one has escaped from a Facility. Period. Pregnant teens and young women are incarcerated in these places under the Social Responsibility Law until they deliver their babies. Politicians promote this as a way of protecting the pre-born and saving money on welfare and other social services. The reality isn’t nearly that positive.

A woman’s only hope is to find the Tubman Squad before someone gets suspicious and reports her to the government. Based on the Underground Railroad, the Squad helps the girls escape and set up a new identity in a way that protects them and their babies.

When secret Squad member, Jennie, discovers that her younger sister, Emmie, has been taken to a Facility, she vows to do the impossible. Will she be able to rescue Emmie from the Facility before it’s too late?

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By Roberta Gould

Roberta Gould lives near the Ashokan Reservoir, West Hurley, NY. Her poetry has been published in many literary magazines including the Green Mountain Review, Confrontation, Borderlands, Pacific Coast Journal, and in newspapers: The New York Times, Catholic Worker, Woodstock Times, and in several anthologies. Her poetry is varied in theme, concise and musical. Dream Yourself Flying, (Four Zoas Press), her first book, was followed by the favorably reviewed Writing Air. Other books by Roberta Gould are:  Written Water, In Houses With Ladders, Even A Little Music, Pacing The Wind. Of two books published in Mexico, 1990, Esta Naranja, was written in Spanish. During her school days she studied in Mexico under a grant from the Mexican government and in 1990 organized an educational campaign for international tourists as an expression of her gratitude to the Mexican people.

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By Brutus Mack

Do you hate your job, or are you tired of wasting your life away at work, only to have the result of your efforts end up in the pockets of your boss? This book is for you. It tells you how to reduce your work hours (possibly down to zero!), work from home, cut your expenses, and finally have time to live the life you want. And it’s cheap, too!

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By Sonia Orin Lyris

Let’s say you’re recovering from severe injuries or undergoing chemo. It’s wretched and painful but you’re filthy rich and you can have someone else do the worst parts of your recovery with a high-tech body swap. Meanwhile you’re enjoying the best resort in the world, in a young, healthy, beautiful body. What a vacation! But at some point you have to go home.

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Apr 19

Esta Naranja

By Roberta Gould

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Roberta Gould is the author of 11 books of poetry, including: Louder Than Seeds, Pacing the Wind and What History Trammels.
Gould’s poems have appeared in many poetry journals such as Green Mountain Review, Confrontation, and The Manhattan Poetry Review, in many Poetry Anthologies, The New York Times, and in numerous online publications.

Roberta Gould attended Brooklyn College, The National University of Mexico and The University of California in Berkley where she received an MA in Romance Languages. She enjoys playing the music of Baroque and classical composers at the piano. Gould feels that living in the Hudson River Valley has inspired her to deepen her awareness of geology and plant anatomy.

Reviews:

“I enjoy the whimsy-the amazing range and variety. Gould sifts our whole civilization in a mere stanza and gets it right” Kati Millett

“Lively , fresh, unpredictable, your vital poems strike chords.” X. J. Kennedy

“Roberta Gould’s themes move from the natural world to the historical and political, to art and love engaging the reader with the passion and precision of her language.” Jacques Travers

“Gould’s work is concise and communicative and should be considered for any comprehensive collection of present day poetry.”
The Library Journal:Choice

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By Roberta Gould

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Roberta Gould is the author of 11 books of poetry, including: Louder Than Seeds, Pacing the Wind and What History Trammels.

Gould’s poems have appeared in many poetry journals such as Green Mountain Review, Confrontation, and The Manhattan Poetry Review, in many Poetry Anthologies, The New York Times, and in numerous online publications.

Roberta Gould attended Brooklyn College, The National University of Mexico and The University of California in Berkley where she received an MA in Romance Languages. She enjoys playing the music of Baroque and classical composers at the piano. Gould feels that living in the Hudson River Valley has inspired her to deepen her awareness of geology and plant anatomy.

Reviews:

“I enjoy the whimsy-the amazing range and variety. Gould sifts our whole civilization in a mere stanza and gets it right” Kati Millett

“Lively , fresh, unpredictable, your vital poems strike chords.” X. J. Kennedy

“Roberta Gould’s themes move from the natural world to the historical and political, to art and love engaging the reader with the passion and precision of her language.” Jacques Travers

“Gould’s work is concise and communicative and should be considered for any comprehensive collection of present day poetry.”
The Library Journal:Choice

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53227.

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J. Lance Sanders

Sandtopia. It’s a name that evokes images of swaying palm trees, soft breezes, and gentle waves: a true beach paradise. Yet the place is anything but a tranquil utopia. Sandtopia—a tropical island located in an alternate reality—is ruled by an evil queen made entirely out of sand. The Sand Queen.

One day, on Earth, four kids stumble upon a temple in Hawaii inhabited by a religious man called the Sand Monk. His temple sits on an energy portal that leads directly to Sandtopia. The Sand Monk thinks the four kids may be part of an ancient prediction—the Hailona Prophecy—which states that “four young newcomers” to the island will end the Sand Queen’s evil and depraved reign.

The Sand Monk—the Sand Queen’s sworn enemy—invites the kids to Sandtopia. After crossing through the portal, however, things quickly fall apart. The kids soon find themselves being pursued relentlessly by the Sand Queen and her vicious henchmen (lion men). Thus starts a dangerous quest/adventure in an exot… (Read more) Sandtopia. It’s a name that evokes images of swaying palm trees, soft breezes, and gentle waves: a true beach paradise. Yet the place is anything but a tranquil utopia. Sandtopia—a tropical island located in an alternate reality—is ruled by an evil queen made entirely out of sand. The Sand Queen.

One day, on Earth, four kids stumble upon a temple in Hawaii inhabited by a religious man called the Sand Monk. His temple sits on an energy portal that leads directly to Sandtopia. The Sand Monk thinks the four kids may be part of an ancient prediction—the Hailona Prophecy—which states that “four young newcomers” to the island will end the Sand Queen’s evil and depraved reign.

The Sand Monk—the Sand Queen’s sworn enemy—invites the kids to Sandtopia. After crossing through the portal, however, things quickly fall apart. The kids soon find themselves being pursued relentlessly by the Sand Queen and her vicious henchmen (lion men). Thus starts a dangerous quest/adventure in an exotic land filled with fantastic and menacing creatures, where the kids must test their mettle and try their best to topple the Sand Queen. Can they fulfill the Hailona Prophecy?

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/56813.

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By Paul Kalra

A century and a half ago the first shots fired at Fort Sumter began the Civil War that claimed 620,000 American lives—more than all other wars the country has waged. In “From Slave to Untouchable: Lincoln’s Solution”, Paul Kalra challenges the assumption that the Civil War was fought to end black slavery in the United States.
He meticulously traces the evolution of slavery in the U.S. to the Protestant slave code adopted by Southern slaveholders. It was primarily slaveholders—the wealthiest, most powerful class in pre–Civil War America—who framed the undemocratic Constitution that essentially divided the populace into slaveholders and non-slaveholders. Slaves were declared less than human; a commodity to be bought, used, and sold to further their masters’ economic advantage; and not entitled to citizenship or civil rights.

Even the Northerners, who had abolished slavery to attract European wage workers rather than on moral grounds, accepted it as long as blacks remained in the South. As immigrants flooding the slave-free North diminished the South’s political advantage, and the slaveholders’ unfair Constitution threatened the nation’s economic balance, it became clear that the lies written into the Constitution were not sustainable. The tipping point was the election of Lincoln, whose opposition to expanding slave territories translated to the inevitability of Civil War.

Kalra contends that Civil War bloodshed could have been avoided had early Americans adopted the Catholic slave code—which recognized the humanity of slaves—rather than the Protestant code. His well-crafted argument weaves in an impressive array of perspectives, often in the words of the players—Northerners and Southerners, slaveholders and slaves, distinguished and obscure voices of the times. Finally, he maintains that the legacy of the slaveholders’ self-serving Constitution persists today, rendering blacks in America an essentially “untouchable” class, still viewed by whites as second-class citizens.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/49886.

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