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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By Dale Theriault

An eclectic collection of poems from an irreverent Yankee Peddler who has spent over seventy-five years trying to determine what life is all about. Categories stem from politics to religion, sex, the young, the aged, and most everything in between.

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By Patrick F Rooney

A CIA agent recruits a Wall Street securities trader to help her track down a surreptitious nest of terrorists manipulating the stock market in this decade-spanning espionage thriller.

It begins in 1987, when the prevailing winds of Glasnost have caught the Russian leadership by surprise… catapulting the confusion caused by the impending breakup of the Soviet Union to new levels. For KGB agent Mikhail Volkov, the chaos provides something else altogether-An opportunity to steal four nuclear weapons from a Russian test facility.

Sean McGowan, a software engineer in the securities industry, has come a long way from the trailer park where he grew up in New Mexico. He leads an exciting life now, with wealth, influence, and the company of beautiful women, until Volkov comes after him to expropriate his ultra-fast derivatives trading program.

CIA Agent Beate Nicholson recruits Sean to help her track down financiers manipulating the stock markets. But first they must use their computer skills to thwart a massive cyber-attack against the world’s banking system perpetrated using a multi-player gaming platform.

Sean and Beate’s collaboration leads them to the doorstep of a rogue’s gallery of sinister figures, including white-collar jihadist Rahim Delacroix–who wreaks revenge against the infidels that killed his family; and the mysterious John Napoleon, leader of the Protectorate–an environmental syndicate committed to saving the planet by seizing control of the world’s resources.

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Sep 20

Shining Light

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by Alice Michael Evans

What is the most extraordinary summer a child could ever imagine? Would it include going with ten year-old Kai and his eight year-old cousin Izzy on a midnight grunion run, discovering the mystery of a pool carved into a 48 million year-old rock, standing inches from a mighty mountain lion, assisting with the rescue of a pygmy pilot whale, camping with tales of the Kumeyaay Native Americans, learning how to surf, and much more?
Torrey Pines Summer, set at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, California enables the reader to experience an awe-inspiring, adventure-filled summer of marine biology, botany, geography, archaeology, zoology, history and geology! Although rooted in non-fiction, this is a cleverly woven tale of two young children discovering of all that nature has to offer. Torrey Pines Summer is a jewel for readers of all ages, but particularly second through fourth grade audiences. The summer adventure story is told from the perspective of Kai, who is an Illinois farm boy with a mop of blonde hair. At his birthday party he opens a mysterious box with some very strange objects inside. All are clues that he will be spending the upcoming summer with his Uncle Dylan and Aunt Lin. Uncle Dylan is the supervising park ranger at a majestic natural reserve adjacent to the Pacific Ocean in southern California. Kai’s younger cousin, Izzy will join him on this summer of a lifetime! Izzy and Kai awaken each morning with an exciting itinerary. Their adventures include hiking breathtaking trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Along the trails they will learn about plants with unusual-sounding names, such as the Prickly Skunk Flower and a Bladderpod! The cousins will also learn about geological formations, such as the 48 million year-old Del Mar Formation. The mystery of “Witch’s Broom”, spotted in some Torrey Pine trees, intrigue Izzy and Kai and they are anxious to learn more about the rarest pine tree in the United States. Kai contemplates a career as a taxidermist when he observes dozens of preserved animals in the Torrey Pines Lodge. The adobe museum includes many other fascinating displays, such as Kumeyaay Native American artifacts. While camping out one evening, Uncle Dylan tells the cousins tales of the brave and industrious Kumeyaay people. Uncle Dylan reveals his abiding love for the Kumeyaay and his deep sense of responsibility to protect and preserve their ancestral home, the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. This lesson of devotion and preservation is not lost on his impressionable niece and nephew! The study of marine biology is enhanced with trips to La Jolla Cove for snorkeling and to the La Jolla Children’s Pool for observation of seals and sea lions found in their natural habitat. Surf lessons and hikes on the beach are other opportunities for ocean life exploration, along with a trip to the Birch Aquarium. Kai and Izzy also get up close and personal with a Pygmy Pilot Whale that has washed ashore and is being rescued by Sea World employees. Torrey Pines Summer features colorful collages of photos for each chapter, along with Kai’s summer journal of notes. At the end of the adventure story are probing questions that serve as a tool for the Common Core Standards. All profits from the sale of Torrey Pines Summer will be donated to the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which is observing its 150th

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By Linda Kay

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