By Roger Herst
Published by Diversion Books

A prized Torah scroll is stolen from Ohav Shalom. The FBI determines the event to be a “Hate Crime” and initiates an investigation. But Rabbi Gabrielle unearths clues into the theft that lead in another direction. While intensely active in her daily rabbinical duties, her attention is drawn back 65 years to the origin of the stolen Torah in the Ukraine. The discovery brings this liberal rabbi into conflict with the powerful and well-organized Orthodox Jewish community in New York. Internecine warfare between Jewish denominations must be pacified before Rabbi Gabrielle can return to her post at Ohav Shalom.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Rabbi-Gabrielle-Commits-Felony-ebook/dp/B005G42U3U/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2.

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By Roger Herst
Published by Diversion Books

Rabbi Gabrielle continues her personal and professional odyssey, this time toying with running for a seat in Congress. In the process she becomes entangled with a Korean computer geek who operates a successful on-line political campaign website for underfunded, unknown candidates. At the same time her congregation has lost a child burned to death in an accident lighting Hanukkah candles. Gabrielle must grapple with accusations against her talented but sensitive associate rabbi for unprofessional incompetence and a nasty law-suit leveled against Ohav Shalom. Arson is the subject and Rabbi Gabrielle becomes a hound dog on scent, all the while wrestling with a new romance in her life.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Rabbi-Gabrielles-Defiance-Gabrielle-ebook/dp/B005FY5ZY2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1313967540&sr=1-1.

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Jul 29

Glint

By Joseph Valentinetti

KIRKUS REVIEWS: The object that drops Denver car salesman Quitman O’Neil into a world of trouble is a 1964-D Peace dollar. Never heard of it? Right, that’s the point: The whole issue was destroyed except for a single survivor that Quitman finds–and casually pockets– in the apartment of current lover Helen Costello. Word gets out in a couple of spare, breezy scenes, and suddenly Quitman’s partner Marty Martinez is dead; Helen is dead, horribly; and the killer, Lester VanDyk, strong right arm of monomaniacal coin- collector Henry Lyman, is ready to get really nasty. The only obstacles between the bad guys and their $1 grail are Quitman, his remaining lover, Maria Stevenson–who just happens to be the homicide chief’s jailbait daughter–and, of course, the double- crossing numismatists themselves. And Quitman, by now, has the advantage of not even wanting the $2 million the coin could bring: “He didn’t care about the money, he just wanted to have it. A way to count who was winning.” …Valentinetti’s sparsely peopled payoff is something of a letdown. But he shapes scenes with a sizzling terseness that’ll make you tingle. Like Hemingway, this guy knows just what to leave out.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77114.

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By Joseph Valentinetti

“Why here, why tonight?” he demanded, putting a fresh unfiltered cigarette between his full lips. He tapped the face of his watch. “I got ten minutes.”

He caught a glint off the knife blade from the bright coal of his cigarette. The hair on his neck stood away from his skin, but that was the only reflex Peter O’Shea had time for. The silver blade plunged into the flesh of his throat. He staggered back against the cold steel dumpster and the stench of garbage filled his nostrils. He tried to scream, but had no air to scream with. He looked down at the blood spurting out of his neck and tried desperately to clasp the wound shut in his hands. He watched helplessly as the knife punched hole after hole in his chest. Music blared from inside the nightclub. The coarse alley slapped his cheek.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77120.

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By Darlene M. Hill

Get the true untold inside story of being in a Federal Prison Camp, written by a convicted White Collar Camper, who has served time in a Federal Prison Camp.
This book is for those that have been convicted, indicted, or currently being watched for possible indictment of a white collar crime.

You will read about how this author was convicted, the crime that was committed, as well as, other famous White Collar Campers, and the REAL inside scoop of being a white collar prisoner.

Understand what you need to know before you get there, as well as, what you MUST know while there. From pre-indictment indicators and warnings of the Feds having you on their radar, to understanding the lingo of the Federal Court System, to living in the Federal Prison Camp.

Learn about the inmate Czar’s, the food, entertainment and recreation, education, what you will wear, and where you will sleep.

Truth and facts with a COMEDIC TWIST that takes away the unknown for the indicted, soon to be indicted, convicted, and their family and friends.

This is a much needed, realistic guide to help you through the process.

**A MUST HAVE READ FOR THE WHITE COLLAR CAMPER**

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/69934.

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By Darlene M. Hill

How did three intelligent, attractive, loving women of color and spiritual American women end up being indicted by the Federal Government with almost the same crimes….stealing millions of dollars from banks with the same tool: a pen, a laptop, good looks and a smile. John Dillinger had nothing on these three Modern Day Bank Robbers, not even the balls.

This story is based on true facts and events with some fiction intertwined together, about the lives of three high tech female bank robbers. They all started out with little in life, and ended up with tens of millions. They perpetrated their scheme in up-scale Atlanta, and on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Bank robbing has come a long way for the modern day bank robber. More advanced white collar crimes are reaping millions, and sometimes billions from Mortgage Frauds, Investment and Ponzi schemes and Cyber Bank Hackers. Banks are being pillaged worldwide; all with the push of a button, the stroke of a pen, and charisma. Modern Day Bank Robbers tells you how these three women did it.

Janelle, Paige, and Caroline had several things in common: Real Estate, money and acquiring the finest things in life. But, the most common denominator they shared was an obsession to gain the approval and acceptance of others. Houses, cars, boats, fine wines and travels around the world could not justify of define their worth. They all fought for years to ease the pain of self-disapproval and overcome their inner battles. Each used M-O-N-E-Y as a medium to comfort themselves and justify their existence.

They were three women on the path to self-destruction. Do they overcome their inner demons in the end and rise like cream to the top….or spend years in prison for the millions they steal as Modern Day Bank Robbers?

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/69803.

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By Joseph Valentinetti

Pauly Macy came to California, with Jilly, to buy a house and settled down. But settling down didn’t work for Jilly. Jilly was gone and here he was, in a California backwater, among piles of dung, ladies auxiliaries, ministers, priests and Dutch dairy farmers. He filled his loneliness with his friends, the Madillacs, work and travel. During football season he flew to each Vikings game. At a season opener in Buffalo he met Loretta. Things between them couldn’t have been better until one night she didn’t come home. The police found the van she had been driving, off the road by the reservoir but couldn’t find any evidence of a crime and soon gave up the search. Nobody was interested. But Pauly kept searching the urban wilderness where the van had been found. Even after he himself had given up hope compulsion drove him on. One evening, in his search for Loretta, he stopped to rest on the shore of the reservoir and fell asleep. When he woke in the darkness he thought he saw a second moon. He shook himself awake. It turned out to a skull. Not Loretta’s but the oldest Caucasian human remains ever found in North America. Then everyone, from the local native Americans to the Arian Brotherhood, was interested.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/75886.

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Jul 25

Second Seal

By Jon Shaver

In Jon Shaver’s terrifying debut novel, Iran’s Supreme Leader and his Quds Forces Commander implement a nefarious scheme to destroy their greatest enemy, the United States.

Taking advantage of America’s porous southern border, a corrupt Mexican government, the invisibility of Mexican immigrants in California, and a U.S. government leaning hard-left, a force of Iranian sleepers positions itself near the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where huge stores of nuclear materials are essentially unguarded. Repeated warnings from Jack Marshall, the Lab’s Security Director, to his superiors that these materials are at risk are repeatedly rebuffed as excessive. When an anti-nuclear protest leads to an incident resulting in Jack’s firing, the political process grinds away and the door is open to the Iranian Quds force. What follows shocks the conscience.

A President consumed by uncertainty, inexperience, and a lack of understanding of the forces arrayed against the American nation may cost the nation its very survival, unless someone or something comes forward to act decisively in the moment.

The intricately plotted non-stop action begins in Tehran, reaches to Jerusalem, Mexico City, and Washington, and San Francisco is but the first target of this geopolitical techno-thriller. Can anyone stop the total destruction of the United States?

Second Seal is the first book in a trilogy chronicling the inevitable conflict with Iran, the least well understood sworn enemy of the United States.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/67768.

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By Douglas Green

Everything you need to know to start and be successful at perennial gardening. This book (all 99 pages) is a distillation of 30 years teaching beginner gardeners and answering their questions about how to best start perennial flower gardening.

Written from an environmental, chemical-free point of view.

A simple system for beginners illustrating how to design a perennial flower garden to bloom all summer. This isn’t rocket science and any beginner gardener can accomplish this. Green also provides extensive lists of plants that bloom at different times so gardeners can print out the lists for shopping.

From the boring (but critical) easy way to make great garden soil without a lot of digging or work to factual and practical ways to feed your perennials without all the hype and myth currently being promoted.

From killing grass in the garden without herbicides to planting for the most up-to-date information on topics such as using wood mulch in the garden (and how to do it successfully without robbing the plants of food)

If you’re tired of losing plants to winter, the main methods for keeping plants alive – right from this semi-retired nurseryman who delights in finding ways to grow plants from far outside his gardening hardiness zone.

Getting free or low-cost plants need not be an arcane science, this book also describes the specific (and easy) ways to get more perennial flowers from cuttings, seed and division along with simple when-to-do-it recommendations.

Gardeners sometimes can’t decide what constitutes a shade garden or a part shade garden; Green gives a simple system based on the clock to make this clear.

5 essential beginner plants for sun and 5 for shade are described in the book so beginners can have hardy, long-lived perennial flowers immediately without having to sort through the hundreds available in garden centers. Entire gardens can be constructed with just these 10 plants (and the author has done exactly that).

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/69519.

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By Jimmy Petrosino
Published by Diversion Books

In this exciting and fast paced novel, The Dean’s List, author Jimmy Petrosino introduces us to characters who are darkly compelling in an S.E. Hinton meets Cruel Intentions kind of way. Growing up, Dean Perrasani always dreamed of following in the footsteps of his idol and older brother, Tyler. At nineteen his dream would be fulfilled. Dean is now president of Phi Beta Regnum, the very fraternity Tyler ran nearly ten years earlier. To the outsider Regnum is your typical fraternity. But that’s what they want everybody to believe. Secretly it’s a crime syndicate created by one of the most ruthless mobsters in the world, Alfred Calarone. Seeing how much revenue could be generated on a university campus, Calarone took the same blueprint that worked for the mafia for so many years and implemented it onto a university, using teenagers with troubled pasts to do his dirty work. Dean, like the men before him, including Tyler, must run the fraternity like a mafia don. He must create his very own caporegime. And he must become immune to the violence and backstabbing that comes with the job. But Dean believes he can be different than the men before him, even his brother, and run the fraternity as a legitimate enterprise. But how? Not knowing which friend is his enemy and the constant struggle with his own demons, how does Dean keep himself in power long enough to pull off his master plan – that is to exact revenge on those responsible for murdering his older brother.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/79177.

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