People, places & things: Epigrams & Other Occasional Poems by Matthew Craig Allen

This collection of 123 brief poems about actual people, places, and things is remarkable for its diversity ans craftsmanship. Allen’s epigrams cover everything from Batman and bank machines to famous people and family memories. Although rooted in poetic tradition, these short poems are stunningly contemporary and user-friendly – witty, eloquent, and insightful. With footnotes to give us a bit of background, we move briskly and happily form one topic to another as if we were in a meeting of old friends. Readers describe epigrams as “addictive”.

Author: Matthew Craig Allen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Field Guide to Fire by David Chorlton

The Flagstaff Arts Council selected 10 artists and a poet to contribute to an exhibition addressing the role of fire in forest management. In September of 2014 the group visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where numerous fire managers, ecologists, and fighters, spoke about the past, present, and potential futures of fire on the Colorado Plateau. David Chorlton was the poet, and A Field Guide to Fire is the collection of poems he wrote. The book also contains charcoal drawings by Julie Comnick, one of the artists. The poems draw on historic as well as contemporary sources to reflect on differing cultural attitudes toward the use of fire in forests, and they address ecology in the age of climate change. The exhibition, Fires of Change, was conceived as a collaboration between science and art. A Field Guide to Fire is a lyrical response, beautifully balanced by visual art.

Author: David Chorlton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Embracing Series Box Set: Books 1-6 by Delisa Lynn

TREASURED – BOOK #1Lila Carls had one goal…To attend New York University. She’s dreamt of being a lawyer most of her life, and she worked hard to get into NYU. What she hadn’t planned was falling in love with Liam before she left. Knowing she was about to go across the country and leave her boyfriend behind hurt more than she thought it would. Liam Ellis fell for the blue-eyed beauty the minute he saw her… He always knew someday he and Lila would be together. Only now that she was finally his, she was leaving for NYU.SALVAGED – BOOK #2Lila Carls-Ellis has an amazing husband, beautiful twin daughters, and a dream job. But in the back of her mind lingers a dangerous desire—Evan Martin, and she can’t help but wonder what might have been.Liam Ellis knows his wife has a secret, but he wants her to confide it when she is ready. He’s devoted to her and their children and can’t imagine a scenario where he wouldn’t fight to protect the life they’ve built together. What could Lila have possibly done that would be devastating enough to threaten their future and the love they share?One night can tear it all apart…DESTINED – BOOK #3It’s time for Ansley Dolce to start over…again.She fled home at eighteen, burdened with the memories of abuse and betrayal, along with a terrible secret. Now, upon learning her five-year marriage was built on a lie, she decides San Diego is the perfect place to build her new life.Ashton Ellis might look like a bad-ass biker, but his only goal is to protect his son.Ashton’s ex-wife is a money-grubbing whore, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her away from AJ, as well as from his hard-earned business interests. He doesn’t have the time or desire for any sort of relationship.Then one night, a woman walks into a bar…The attraction between them grows, but as he pushes for more, she pulls away, terrified her past will resurface and destroy her life once more.Only this time with collateral damage…FATED – BOOK #4Zander Kelley has always had his heart set on Audrey Ridge…However, he thinks Audrey doesn’t feel the same way. So Zander tries to push all thoughts of her out of his head—with a series of other girls. But this strategy doesn’t seem to work, so he decides to escape to New York University.Audrey Ridge loves Zander Kelley and always has…But he’s never treated her as anything but a friend, so she foolishly settles for someone else. When her relationship ends badly, she decides to attend New York University, and is thrilled when Zander ends up as her roommate. She hopes things have changed between them, but after one memorable night she finds herself right back in friendship territory.HEALED – BOOK #5Alyssa Sommers’ dreams came crashing down when she was a senior in high school after a tragic accident leaves her broken and scarred. She seeks comfort in all of the wrong men. But, starting law school revives her hope. She needs to move on. She needs to bury her scars.When Alyssa meets Heath, she can’t even breathe. He reminds her so much of him, the way he smiles, his laugh and even his eyes. They’re constant reminders of the past that haunts her. Can she let down her guard, let his love heal her?BORROWED – BOOK #6After a devastating breakup with his first love, small-town boy Evan Martin strikes out to pursue his goal of studying law at New York University. He plans to put his past behind him and build a future with no messy ties. The last thing he wants is a new relationship.Then Lila Carls walks into his life, steals his heart, and turns his world upside down. Their relationship comes with a precarious complication, because Lila is already in love with someone else. Though Evan knows she’s only borrowing his love, he takes the risk, until the inevitable happens and his heart is broken once again.

Author: Delisa Lynn

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Dweller on Mountain White: An Accidental Love Story by R.J. Kenzie

An Accidental Love Story.

Beth Porter’s intent to relax and get her life in order on a personal ski trip is shattered when she makes a wrong turn, gets lost, and careened her car into a snow-filled ditch on Mountain White. Delirious, and half-unconscious, she is plucked from the brink of death by a mountain monster, or so she thought.
The mountain monster had a name, and it was Tyler Skov, a quiet mountain dweller who prefers books to television and walkie-talkies to cellphones. Accustomed to the silence and living alone, he is forced to adjust to Beth’s non-stop chatter and New York state of mind.
Learning to coexist, they discover that they have more in common than they realized and that an accidental car crash created more than a friendship, it created a bond that could not be broken, or forgotten.

Author: R.J. Kenzie

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Mortalia by James Owens

The poems in MORTALIA come into being at the glinting intersect of mortality and love, both personal and as reflected in the natural world. The question is not so much how can we love a person (or world) that we know is already beginning to pass away even in the moment of discovery, but rather how could we ever love in any other way.

Author: James Owens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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POEMS: AN EXPLORATION OF LIFE by Aaron Meyer

This volume is life driven so to speak. Experiences, love, dislikes, religion, all have their parts in these poems. Broken into separate parts of my life, those unique and altering experiences, as they happened. Truly, fragments of my life as they survived on pieces of paper that had to be gathered together and saved before they became lost. To me this book is an altar to what once was and it has allowed me to begin the process of evolving into who I am becoming now.

Author: Aaron Meyer

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Unknown Reasons (10,000 Reasons Book 1) by D.W. Cee

Book 1 in the 10,000 Reasons SerialNo little girl grows up thinking she’s going to become an escort, call girl, prostitute—or whatever other kinder names one would call it. That was not on my radar—ever! When my roommate begged me to help her out one evening, I didn’t think a simple, “OK” and a huge misunderstanding would change my life…but it did.*******Every boy grows up thinking he’s going to become the master of the universe. I was no different. I knew I’d succeed in every facet of life and I had no qualms about crushing anyone who got in my way. I was successful, rich, handsome, and mysterious—or at least that’s what the women I bedded told me. When I went to meet a client at a high-end society club one evening, I didn’t think my life would change…but it did.Xander Blane.Jenna Ashe.The battle for each other’s heart, mind and soul begins in this first of a four-part, 10,000 Reasons serial, to be published weekly. These stories are not stand-alone books and should be read in order.

Author: D.W. Cee

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Loose Ends (Soul Love Series Book 2) by L.S. Bergman

Less than a year ago, Indieauthor Alma Grant had it all, best-seller success, a film-deal, but a personal life, of her choosing, which had remained closed-off and stubbornly single.

Now, engaged and mid-term through a twin pregnancy, Alma’s life could not have looked more different. She could never have predicted to be on the verge of sealing her happiness with a marriage to one of the hottest celebrity bachelors, ex-rapper and film star, Spade.

Coming out to LA, Sharon Philips, Alma’s competent British assistant and long-time friend, has been thrust into the role of organizing, what is billed to be, one of the biggest weddings of the year. A highly efficient workaholic, with buried talents of her own; Sharon is determined to pull -off the wedding without a hitch.

Little did Sharon expect to be working together with Raymond Parks, Spade’s right hand. Their initial efforts feel more like a frustrated clash of working styles, cultures, and smoldering vibes.

But although the wedding plans remain on track, things where Spade is concerned rarely seem to run smoothly.

As new evidence comes to light, the legal investigation into the shootings at the Soultronics Label is resurrected, under the lead of a persistent Detective Woods, effectively unleashing a storm of far-reaching repercussions. In the midst of the fall-out; while forces seem intent on tearing Alma and Spade’s world apart, the prospect of their wedding right along with it; Sharon and Ray are forced to dig deep.

An emotional roller-coaster ride; Loose Ends is the third, stand alone, installment in LS Bergman’s Soul Love Series.

Author: L.S. Bergman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Field Guide to Fire by David Chorlton

The Flagstaff Arts Council selected 10 artists and a poet to contribute to an exhibition addressing the role of fire in forest management. In September of 2014 the group visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where numerous fire managers, ecologists, and fighters, spoke about the past, present, and potential futures of fire on the Colorado Plateau. David Chorlton was the poet, and A Field Guide to Fire is the collection of poems he wrote. The book also contains charcoal drawings by Julie Comnick, one of the artists. The poems draw on historic as well as contemporary sources to reflect on differing cultural attitudes toward the use of fire in forests, and they address ecology in the age of climate change. The exhibition, Fires of Change, was conceived as a collaboration between science and art. A Field Guide to Fire is a lyrical response, beautifully balanced by visual art.

Author: David Chorlton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Favorite Coffee Series (The Marshall Family Saga) by Victoria Pinder

Billionaires, Bad Boys, Best Friends who all love coffee… all together in one Favorite series.Which billionaire will you choose? The brilliant minded CEO, the recovering bad-boy billionaire, or the alluring Hot Hollywood Producer?Favorite CrushOne: High School Crush turned Billionaire. Two: The perfect girl-next-door to impress his backers. Three: A pretend relationship that feels a little too good.Favorite MistakeA wedding. The Beach. Romantic Sunsets. Your ex?Favorite SinOne Ruined Wedding. One bad boy guest. One wedding night she never expected, but can it last?Favorite ScandalOne Responsible Movie Producer who needs a date. One bad girl whose now pregnant and can’t land a job. She’s hired to be a temporary girlfriend, not transform his life.This USA Today Bestselling Author includes an all new dazzling romance and with tons of family drama! Fans of Danielle Steel, Jackie Collins, Bella Andre, and Nora Roberts will adore this series.Scroll up and one click to get your copy now to see which of these hot and sexy best friends will leave you begging for more!

Author: Victoria Pinder

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews