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On a dark and stormy night in year one, about 6,000 years ago, everything was created by a mysterious creature in outer space. No one knew where he came from. But we know that he was male. He is reputed to have fathered a son who was himself but there is no mention of a wife.
|This book is a humorous rewrite of the Bible in the vernacular. The author left out most of the boring stuff, while rewriting and satirizing the really interesting stories,. He points out the biblical verses that contain sex, rapes, incest, violence, genocide while focusing on the many historical errors, myths, contradictions, false prophecies, and other inconsistencies that essentially reveal that the Bible is an X-Rated book.
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“Ghahremani understands the many conditions of the human heart . . . Sky of Red Poppies is a compassionate story of universal truths.”
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|"No one ever told me I would remember the hands that sculpted me or that words could be carved into my soul. Now, decades later, I reminisce, sometimes with affection but often not. It is the flexibility that I miss the most about my childhood. It is the remembrance of that innocence which helps me to forgive myself for who I have become."
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CHOCOLATE MOON is an intriguing action packed sea story of a young boy’s experiences aboard the families boat, Giuseppina. The story’s setting is San Diego just after WW II where Joey learns to use a purse seine net to fi sh for bluefi n tuna. Join Turri the Sicilian skipper and his fi nancially impoverished crew as they depart Little Italy’s harbor. While accidents and lousy fi shing plague the vessel, Turri believes his boat is hexed and vows to rid the evil at any cost. With fatherly concern, he watches his apprentice son work along side senior immigrant crews steeped in ancient mariner ways. As tough economic times impact their lives, fear pushes them onward and when humor shows itself during the trip, worries momentarily subside and their squalid work life become bearable. Moon offers a raw un-sanitized view of commercial fi shing in the early days where heated squabbles test a family’s guile and where hunter and prey come together in a frenzy to survive. 10/25/12
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|David Brin is a scientist, best-selling author and tech-futurist. His novels include Earth, The Postman (filmed in 1997) and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. A leading commentator and speaker on modern trends, his nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. Brin's newest novel EXISTENCE explores the ultimate question: billions of planets are ripe for life. So where is Everybody? David's main thread: how will we shape the days and years ahead -- and how will tomorrow shape us?4/13
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The divergent elements of a Southern Gothic nightmare converge and occupy the same stage in A Ghostly Shade of Pale where all the history files on a bygone era are ripped open and rewritten. Violent and dark conflicts along the placid, jasmine-scented deltas of a Mississippi in transition in the 1970s unfold as the players find themselves trapped in a game of murder, betrayal, the macabre and the supernatural.
Michael Parker, a quixotic child of the 50s and 60s, comes of age as the tranquility of the old South is shattered by civil unrest, the Vietnam War, and a wave of drug abuse that brings the war on drugs to his front door. A chain of events unfold that lead him to become an unlikely player in a game of international intrigue and a clandestine struggle for the soul of America.
The small airfields of Mississippi become launching pads for smugglers hired by intelligence agencies to smuggle guns into Central America. They return with drugs to fund black operations, shaping what their employers call the "Real America." They employ Fredrick, a murderous psychopath, to manipulate the protests against the war and as a contract assassin who has no remorse. They realize too late that his loyalties are not to them or to the communists he also manipulates as a double agent but to the voices in his head that speak to him incessantly.
An uneasy and complex alliance between these shadowy figures, organized crime bosses and corrupt politicians form a point of congruency where Fredrick indulges his madness, slimy Mississippi politicians nurture their deviancy, and snipers ambush Michael and his agents on frozen fields of regret. A deadly game of cat and mouse claims the life of the lost love that Michael finds again as she washes down black beauties with champagne in the seamy Memphis nightclubs of the Dixie Mafia.
As he searches for an elusive peace and tries to resist the charms of his troubled lover, the Dixie Mafia tries to kill him, mob lawyers who fail to bribe him die violent deaths, and the Bureau of Narcotics is infiltrated and compromised. Parker, a modern paladin in search of just causes and dragons to slay, is a cop-philosopher commenting on the world in which he travels as he awakens at the age of twenty-six to find that the whole of his life—the paradigm that he clung to with all his might—his notion of right and wrong and of good and evil—was all a lie.
The plan to alter America filters down to and corrupts the system at all levels and claims the lives of those who could never know or imagine the origin of their demise. It all comes unraveled in the madness of Fredrick, and the conflicted state police agent who unwittingly becomes the fly in the ointment to machinations he cannot begin to grasp until he is forced to fight for his life and the lives of those he loves
A Ghostly Shade of Pale (hardback), which Jim Clemente of Criminal Minds calls "A crime story as literature...detailed and complex, yet beautifully sinister, that the reader is immersed in the feeling of absolute reality," will be out May 1 for $25.95 and can be reserved now at merletemple.com or amazon.com. Other outlets will follow and the eBook will be available at a date TBA. 4/13
by Maxine Levaren
Imagine you have been dropped into a strange new world, not speaking the language and puzzled by strange customs. Gradually, you learn to speak the language, and noticed that the natives lived a more comfortable life than you or your family. You yearn to have that life and be an outsider no longer.
Rites of Rebellion is not the story of arriving on an alien planet, but instead is the life of an immigrant, someone who has just entered through the Golden Door.
In New York's Lower East Side during the Prohibition era, Izzy Cohen longs to escape the life of a “greenhorn” and be a real American. As much as he loves and respects his parents, he does not want their life. Izzy sees that his older brother Jake has money in his pockets, wears nice clothes, dates pretty girls, and has the respect of family and friends. Reluctantly, Jake lets Izzy join him as a petty gangster, but a tragic accident changes Izzy's life forever.
Forced into working in the Garment District during the Depression years, Izzy becomes caught up in the social unrest of the era, and also becomes embroiled in a passionate love affair. But Jake, to whom Izzy owes everything, disapproves, and forces him back into a conventional family life.
During World War II, Izzy is conflicted between his duties to his family and his loyalty to his nation. In the end, by integrating some of the values his family brought to their new country, he finally finds his place in American life.
Though Rites of Rebellion is set in a specific time and place, the story is one that reflects coming of age in any immigrant family, and in any era.
Rites of Rebellion is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or through Goodreads.
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TRAVELS WITH A
hitchhiking along the roads
of the Americas
At the age of 20, R.K. gives away her belongings to embark upon
an exciting journey of camping and hitchhiking with only a cooking
pot, blanket, tarp, and matches. She began her four year adventure
at Rainbow gatherings, a type of wilderness festival.
She spends many months traveling and living
within this little known nomadic subculture that creates its own
form of utopian communalism. With little to no money, her travels
take her around North America from the dangerous streets of East
Hollywood Blvd to a little known beach on Vancouver Island in Canada
and even to the warmer climes of Key West, Florida.
Along the way, she picks up a Shepherd/Lab
mix dog for a traveling companion. During the mid 1990's when U.S.
tourists were warned to stay away from Mexico she and a companion
enter illegally into Mexico and hitchhike down the East coast through
Chiapas and return up the West coast where she finds herself in
the presence of a Mexican cartel.
Her unique travel experiences continue
when she hitchhikes a sailboat ride to the Bahamas on a boat with
no engine and on to Venezuela where she experiences student riots
and the anger of a madwoman.
Travels with A Road Dog are the true stories
of a young woman who discovers herself and the world around her
through her radical love affair with the road. Not only is hitchhiking
considered an unconventional way to travel, but it is rarer still
that this journey was completed by a woman."
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OF SAN DIEGO
by E.Z. Graves
Musgrave’s (aka E. Z. Graves) work has been recently
featured in Best
New Writing 2011, Hopewell Press, Titusville,
N.J. He was also in a Bram Stoker Award Finalist volume
of horror fiction, Beneath
the Surface, 13 Shocking Tales of Terror, Shroud
Publishing, San Francisco, CA and Thadd Presley’s
Creature Feature and Thadd Presley’s Murder.
His short story, “Before the Law,” will be appearing
His science fiction was recently published in SciFi
Short Story Magazine, Baton Rouge, LA.
He has also published three novels and two collections of
short stories at CIC
Publications. He teaches college English
composition in San Diego where he lives with his wife Ellen.
He is also the publisher/editor of the horror ezine, Horror
on the Installment Plan.
Here's where the book is available:
Amy Albani and Leonie Tremaine co-wrote the novel, "Adios,
Aries," using the pen name of Leonie Albani-Tremaine. The book
was a Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. (Their
website, www.adiosaries.com has a book-trailer, an excerpt from
the book, reviews, author information, and even some great Italian
recipes from "Zia Maria," an eccentric opera-singing aunt
based on Amy.) The book is the first in a series of "Horoscope
Homicides," mysteries set in Carlsbad, California. Each story
will have a murder victim from a different zodiac sign -- "Last
Tango for Taurus," "Game Over for Gemini," "Mob
Hit for a Moonchild," etc. They feature amateur sleuth Theodora
"Teddy" Quinn, who uses her skill at astrology to help
Detective Danny Quinn -- the almost-ex-husband to whom she's still
strongly attracted -- solve some of his difficult cases. And though
Danny refers to astrology as " that woo-woo crap," he's
willing to be open-minded -- anything to keep Teddy close, since
their attraction is definitely mutual.
Amy Albani, who lives in Oceanside, is a screenwriter and author.
One of her screenplays, "The Common Touch," was a Semi-Finalist
in the Nicholl Fellowships and won First Prize in the Palm Springs
Writers' Guild competition. Before she started writing, Amy was
a successful opera singer, performing leading roles in both Italy
and the United States. She moved to the San Diego area about fifteen
years ago and enjoys Oceanside's fresh sea breeze and relaxed life
style. Though she's a part-time real estate agent, she spends most
of her time writing books and screenplays -- often in collaboration
with her niece, Leonie Tremaine.
Leonie Tremaine lived in Italy most of her life, working first as
a runway model and later as a freelance writer. Back in the States
with her two Italian sons, she has been an interpreter ("Best
book I'm not allowed to write!"), tarot card reader, energy
healer and astrology student. She collaborates with Amy Albani on
screenplays -- one of which was optioned and one of which is currently
in development hell. She loves to travel, most recently to Paris,
Firenze, and New York City, to pick up an award for "Adios,
Aries" at the Plaza Hotel. Leonie now lives on a ranch in Oceanside
with 35 horses and a cat who thinks that dogs are getting dangerously