Swimming This by Christine Swint

SWIMMING THIS is a touching and moving account of a woman’s personal journey toward self discovery and wholeness. Weaving together memory, myth, dreams, and folklore, these poems chronicle a woman’s family of origin, her experiences as a young mother, her harrowing encounters with an unscrupulous doctor, and the hard-won peace that comes through art and love.

Author: Christine Swint

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Another City by Steve Coughlin

In his debut collection of poetry, Steve Coughlin examines the severity of family trauma on both personal memory and the human psyche. Written in an accessible, colloquial voice that poet J. Allyn Rosser describes as “strong, versatile, original…[and] capable of radically different tones and angles of approach,” these poems move from haunted laments to playful musings as they negotiate the complexities of grief with the desire to escape into the imagination’s safe refuge. Ultimately, in ANOTHER CITY Coughlin depicts the harsh struggles of a working class family and leaves readers to consider what healing, if any, the imagined world can offer.

Author: Steve Coughlin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Damaged Little Creatures by Leona Sevick

The poems in DAMAGED LITTLE CREATURES remind us that we can never remake ourselves entirely; we are distilled through the experiences that shape our early selves In direct and spare language, Sevick’s heartrending poems achieve moments of grace and transcendence as they unravel delicate childhood memories, probe complex issues of identity, and wrestle with the impossible work of marriage and parenting.

Author: Leona Sevick

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Carnival by Joan Colby

CARNIVAL celebrates the quirky, the odd, and an audience of participants and voyeurs. The first section contains linked poems that focus on small towns’ annual festivals. The second, “Sideshows,” looks at fictional, mythic, and real characters from a speculative angle. The third, “The Traveling Circus,” centers on one of mankind’s oldest entertainments. CARNIVAL unleashes a vibrant and revolutionary spirit in poems that favor a skewed vision: sometimes effervescent, often dark.

Author: Joan Colby

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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An evening in Roma by Steph Christina

An evening in Roma – By Steph Christina

A standalone * SHORT STORY *

Honey Carter’s parents send Honey on a trip to Europe for summer break. Out of all places, they buy her a ticket to Rome, Italy where she is to go and stay with her long-lost Aunt Nicole.

Honey is full of excitement and has always dreamed of visiting Italy one day. She just can’t wait to take her first trip overseas.

When she arrives in Rome, Honey meets people she’d never imagined she’d meet and her trip steers her life in the direction of a romantic adventure she never saw coming.

A contemporary romance about friendship, family, travel, culture and love.

Author: Steph Christina

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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in the SHADOW of FATE: A Promise of Fireflies companion (Whisper of the Pines Series) by Susan Haught

Their paths never crossed, but their destiny is bound by blood.Strangers separated by forty years and a bloody war, their only bond is a name engraved on The Wall. He walked in the shadow of fate. She stepped into the shadow of love. A restless intimacy followed Ryan through the jungles of Vietnam, the fear, loneliness, and death camouflaged by the beauty of a country twelve thousand miles from home. He walked courageously toward his destiny and left his legacy—words written in a bloodstained journal—for the woman he loved and their infant daughter. Encouraged by an enigmatic old man who sends her a journal identical to her father’s, Ryleigh composes her words when a second chance at love is cut short by ghosts from the past. No blood stains her journal, only the souvenirs of a broken heart. from A Promise of Fireflies ~’The leather journal was identical to the one her father had filled so many years ago, yet no blood stained the cover. Her words came easily as did her tears, branding her journal as her father had decades ago in the jungles of Vietnam.’ “The only thing harder than being a soldier,” Ambrose said, his voice hoarse with emotion, “is loving one.”A companion book of poetry from the journals of Ryleigh and Ryan.

Author: Susan Haught

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Secrets Lies and Soul Ties 2 by Tabitha Middleton

Lives continue to spin out of control as lies are told to keep the past buried. The betrayal causes so much pain that it eventually leads to the unthinkable. Get ready for a journey filled with drama, twist and turns, and heartbreak that will have you on the edge of your seat…because what goes around ALWAYS comes back around!

Author: Tabitha Middleton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Stronger By Your Side (Great Love Book 2) by A. Hart

Megan Maxwell is left pregnant, widowed and alone. Her late husband’s best friends step up to the plate to help take care of her and her baby girl. Year’s later Megan ventures back to her husband’s home town in search for a little piece of him. Instead of finding a part of him in the small town, Megan finds a part of her that she never thought she would have to face again. In a twist of events Megan is face to face with both her past and future. She is forced to look deep inside of herself for strength and maybe, just maybe, she can be strong enough to let herself love again.

Fire fighter Sawyer Prescott has spent the last eight years working around the clock so that he had no time to think. Time to think would mean time to remember and he doesn’t want to remember . Not his parents dying or the only girl he ever loved leaving him unexpectedly.
Suddenly he comes face to face with the very reason why he worked the time away, and is forced to decide what to do next.
Scared to lose the one that got away again, Sawyer must devise a good plan to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself.
When the past comes between them…can they have a future?
Stronger By Your Side is a heart-thumping, page-turning, romance that is riddled with questions about love, loss, hope and fate.

Author: A. Hart

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Beyond the Ebbing Tide by Charles Richard Sterling

A rebellious young woman with strong anti-war views defies her politically influential grandmother when she leaves for Paris in search of her missing husband.

Author: Charles Richard Sterling

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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