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AGFL20 coverNEW RELEASE - Latest in this hilarious military science fiction series


Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and Major (or is it General?) Manny Lopez 'guard' the time machine recovered from a defunct alien species. But time paradoxes are afoot as time and again Czerinski encounters Lopez's evil time twin intent on changing the future by meddling with the past. And while Czerinski's overseeing the ratings-rich use of the time machine to observe historical events via drones sent back in time for ‘live’ broadcasts, things go awry, stopping the crucifixion of Christ and bringing Jesus to the future. All hell's gonna break loose when God finds out about that screw-up. But whatever happens, the laughs keep coming.

Book 21 coming soon!

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Hard Way coverNEW RELEASE - Sometimes life's hard, and family is more than just blood relatives....

THE HARD WAY by James Boedeker

Jonah Childress learned life's lessons the hard way, growing up dirt-poor in the Wyoming wilderness with a drunken abusive father and a hapless lazy mother. Jonah had no hope, but vowed somehow to save his little sister Gail from their hell on earth. Then along came Medal of Honor recipient Kevin O’Malley, determined to rescue Jonah and his sister, which proved no easy task. He had long-range plans for Jonah. But, in the end, what would it really cost him – all of them?

Latest from the author of the DEATH SPIRAL series!

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Common Descent coverThird book in this fantastic young-adult paranormal series


Jaycie's telekinesis is not working, and her telepathy is raging out of control. As she struggles with this, she and her family, the Core, must still protect humanity from supernatural threats. Now the Dey-Vah Guard announces it will soon reveal the magical world to the unsuspecting human race. The deadly Alliance raises a vampire army, and people are dropping dead all over northern Alabama. The world's only master vampire slayer and an assassin who talks to the voices in her head come to the Core's aid, but betrayals from the past threaten to undo them all as their world plummets into darkness.

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Mission to Indochina coverPost World War II historical intrigue

MISSION TO INDOCHINA by Robert Tecklenburg

Captain Charlie Stanek's looking forward to leaving the military and returning to civilian life, but General Donovan of the OSS has other plans. Charlie ends up going to Saigon to investigate the death of an officer holding thousands of dollars worth of uncut diamonds. But the assignment isn't that simple, as Charlie quickly finds out when a Japanese police officer and a beautiful Vietnamese nationalist come to his aid in the investigation. For Charlie, it's hard to know who to trust when it looks like getting back home alive is going to be a lot more difficult than he ever imagined.

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The Vase coverParanormal suspense in the Middle East

THE VASE by Mark DeRobertis

A freak heat wave in Nazareth sets off a series of bizarre events - and at the center of it all is a lone ancient vase. A Lebanese restaurant owner hires a Hollywood ghost hunter to rid his establishment of apparitions that appear outside, while a humble Palestinian potter sells his wares across the street, unaware terrorists are secretly meeting in his shop, trying to recruit his second son in a high-level assassination plot after his oldest son was lured into participating in an attack that killed him and many school children. Meanwhile, a Jewish college art professor seeks revenge for the death of his son in the terrorist attack and targets the potter's shop. The world is agog as news spreads about the amazing apparitions. Political intrigue, lies, and betrayal end in murder, and those left behind seek retribution in their own way. Will another ghostly appearance stop the violence, or will everything spin out of control while the potter spins the vase on his wheel?

A suspenseful and uplifting story!

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Bud the Crud coverYoung-adult horror comedy from the author of BLOOD AND SUNLIGHT


Vampires and werewolves and ... puberty? It’s all here. My name is Buddy, and this story is all about me and my sister. There’s vampires and werewolves and bullies and even love, if you’re into that kind of thing. No one curses in this book – not even the werewolves. Looking back, some of it was pretty scary, but it all ends happily. No one dies, and everything goes back to normal – sort of.

Check out Jamie's other books for more vampire tales!

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Zombie Missouri coverThe zombies just keep coming!

ZOMBIE MISSOURI by Walter Knight

Lenny Dreckle's a teenage loser looking for love in all the wrong places. When a zombie apocalypse turns ninety percent of the world's population into flesh-eating walking dead, Lenny teams with other survivors and goes on a roundabout mission to find the cause and save the world from being overrun by zombies - one town at a time. Now if only he can stay away from the lovely zombie Andrea...

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Alterations coverCollection of poignant short stories beautifully written


Sometimes you don't know what you have until it's gone. Sometimes you wish for something, and when you get it, you realize it's not at all what you wanted. Life is like that, as these emotionally moving stories from Rita Plush deftly demonstrate. This is a collection you won't want to miss!

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Battle for Blood coverDeath in space isn't funny ... unless zombie pirates and vampire raiders are involved

BATTLE FOR BLOOD - THE BLOOD FEUD by Pedro Cerda and Daniel Stiles

Zombie Pirates and Vampire Raiders, banished long ago from Earth, roam space in search of vessels to plunder. In a raid each group captures a human who provides intriguing information that leads them to believe a remote peaceful planet harbors humanoids whose blood would yield powerful properties if harvested within the solar system of Earth. The Athenein people, living in ignorant bliss, are totally unaware of this untruth told by the captive in an attempt to save his own life, and an invasion of Athenein ensues. The zombies just want more hair to smoke, and to thwart their mortal enemies, the vampires. An ambitious vampire captain wants only the respect and love he craves. The Athenein people are caught in the middle of this muddled struggle, and only one man has the foresight to plan a defense as casualties mount - but will his efforts be too little too late to save his people?

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Status Quo coverAn inexperienced crew is chosen at the last-minute to travel into space through an alien wormhole and meets the unexpected

STATUS QUO by Mark Rosendorf

College student Alex Copeland, assisting prominent astronomer Dr. Maxwell in a top-secret research project studying an alien wormhole in space, was selected to travel with the doctor and his daughter Sara through the wormhole - until the government abruptly canceled the expedition. Seven years later, junior high school science teacher Alex is informed by cantankerous project director Colonel Reynolds that the trip through space is back on, and he's been chosen as a crewmember of shuttle STATUS QUO. But the expedition seems doomed for failure. None of the other crewmembers have any more training or experience than Alex does. Sara's spent the last seven years in a mental institution. The pilot's a teenage boy whose only flight experience is on a game simulator, and his supposedly psychic mother is along for the ride. The ship's doctor is incompetent, and the crew's rounded out by a convicted murderer, a teenage girl on the brink of suicide - and Alex's cat! Alex finds himself trapped with the others in space, while the psychotic colonel seems determined that none of them will return to Earth - ever. And then they realize something - someone - is out there. Max the cat seems to have the answers ... if only he could talk!

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Cold War coverSpy murder mystery set in rural Iowa


At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spy in rural Iowa sets in motion a series of murders that stump the town's new police chief. As the bodies keep piling up, the clues seem to lead everywhere but to the truth. And then there's that pretty redheaded reporter to worry about...

Spy mystery by the author of MISSION TO INDOCHINA

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Suspense on the high seas with some Cuban salsa on the side

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE by Blas E. Padrino

It's hot in Miami, and a hurricane's brewing. Storm-chaser Felix Robles takes sexy newscaster Terry Toledo up into the eye of the storm for a news spot featuring the storm-chaser crew and their plane. When they return, there's more brewing than just a storm and Felix's mutual attraction to Terry. When news leaks out about a suspicious plane wreck spotted in the pictures taken on the storm-chaser run, Felix and Terry suddenly find themselves targeted by somebody who'll stop at nothing - even kidnapping and murder - to keep the truth about the wreck a secret forever.

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Angel Moon cover

AVAILABLE NOW - The surprising sequel to BLOOD AND SUNLIGHT!


Kirsten Tyler's father and brother were brutally murdered – drained of blood – when she was just a little girl. The angels came to comfort her and watch over her, but then suddenly left. She's spent the last ten years trying to find them. Answers she sought about the past threaten to wreck her future when people close to her start turning up murdered – again....

If you haven't read BLOOD AND SUNLIGHT yet, read it now, and then enjoy this sequel. Be sure to check out HOLDING ONTO THE DAY!

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Jimmy Stu Lives! coverAVAILABLE NOW - Science fiction futuristic tale of adventure and political intrigue!

JIMMY STU LIVES! by Kent McDaniel

Jimmy Stu Sloan has lost his faith. He's a pastor facing old age and eventual death, trying to hold things together for the sake of his burgeoning congregation, The Church of the Living Lord. Inspiration strikes on Easter Sunday morning, just as he's about to give his televised sermon. And, instead of speaking only of the resurrection of Christ, he makes a bid for his own resurrection in the future, vowing to move forward with plans for cryogenic preservation of his body. But when he awakens in the future, he discovers not everyone's happy to see him back from the dead. Will he live long enough to find out why?

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Last Flight Home coverPersonal drama takes new heights in the sky

LAST FLIGHT HOME by Robert J. Wetherall

A young girl's love of flight transforms her into a powerful woman as she rises to the top of the male-dominated airline industry. Love always seems just out of her grasp, but her last flight home may give her a final chance at happiness.

Emotional and uplifting story with breathtaking flight sequences and gripping personal intrigue!

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Required reading for every woman over 40 - and enjoyed by everyone

LILY STEPS OUT by Rita Plush

Empty nest and retired husband ... after thirty years of cooking and cleaning, Lily Gold wants more out of life, something she can do just for her. A job seems like a great idea, but re-entering the work force is harder than she thinks. Just when she finds the perfect situation in an antique store, with the opportunity to start her own business, husband Leon decides he doesn't like not having her at his beck and call and pulls the plug on the finances. HIS needs - what about HERS? Lily's had enough! But how far will she go to assert her independence and prove she has what it takes to be her own person? Does doing what you love mean you have to leave behind those you love? Lily's about to find out...

"Endearing, funny, suspenseful, and heart-rending. Lily Gold's story is every middle-aged married woman's story, every empty-nest homemaker's life. You go, girl! I absolutely loved this book!" - advance-reader and author Willa Kaye Danes.

"Charming and carefully observed, LILY STEPS OUT is a First Wives Club for the new millennium. LILY will win your heart as she 'comes of age.' A great read!" - Kevin Misher, producer of Public Enemies.

"...engagingly written. The voice is shrewd, sharp, funny, and yet tender." - Joyce Carol Oates.

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Pre-teen page-turner with undersea intrigue


Ever since Ford Kahr's dad went missing three years ago during a dive expedition near their home at Cape Lore, New Jersey, Ford's been afraid of the ocean. His older brother Jag is a junior swim champ, and his younger sister Mercedes has a mystical connection with the water. So why does he sink like a rock when he tries to swim? When Ford's brother Jag swims out to investigate the disappearing island past the jetty and suddenly has trouble keeping his head above water, Ford and Mercy have no choice but try to save him. And that's when Ford makes a startling discovery about himself and Mercy...

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Colors coverParanormal suspense steeped in danger

COLORS by David Berardelli

Paranormal Suspense - A young woman receives a very special gift of paranormal vision from a dying old lady, and soon her life is turned topsy-turvy when she starts digging into the hit-and-run incident that killed the old woman. Someone out there doesn't want her to find out who the killer is, and time is running out for her and everyone she comes in contact with. A man comes to her rescue, but she's not sure if he's there to help her or...

Another top-notch suspense with a paranormal twist from the author of STEPPING OUT OF MY GRAVE!

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Fatal Innocence coverThrilling 'revenge of the stalker'

FATAL INNOCENCE by David Berardelli

Suspense thriller - When Private Eye Adam Brooks is hired to follow software magnate Richard Warden and make sure he stays out of trouble, bad things start happening to the man and his corporate empire. Brooks soon realizes the mysterious beautiful woman Warden's seeing may be more trouble than she's worth - but Warden can't seem to leave her alone!

A supsenseful mystery full of danger, allure, and murder from the author of STEPPING OUT OF MY GRAVE!

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