Paper in the Wind: Peeling back the lifespan of autism in the wake of tragedy by Olivia Mason-Charles

Paper in the Wind is a compelling story about a single father hopeless dedicated to his autistic daughter. Amidst the overwhelming struggles of everyday life, he continues to preserve in an effort to ensure that his daughter Alexa had a fighting chance of life. In spite of her diagnosis Alexa overcame insurmountable obstacles, discover the power love and embraced the gift of life.

Author: Olivia Mason-Charles

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
31 reviews

Shooting Blindly in the Dark by Nicole Jackson

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A young Black Reign is just trying to survive. She considers herself a realist, and decided that she doesn’t have time for fairy-tales. Therefore, she wasn’t some young naïve girl looking for love.

Kaydoa doesn’t live a glamorous life, either. He hustles just to get by, and provide what he can for his beautiful girl, Farrah. Life coasts on for him and Black Reign, until they decide to get money together. All goes according to plan, until someone decides to get their feelings involved. Hustling with the one you love is extremely complicated, but the two attempt to make it happen. Soon, their decisions take them on a journey that neither of them seen coming.

Shooting Blindly in the Dark is a story about the power of love. When two lost souls come together life seems complete. But in the real world there are no fairy-tales, and reality can be harsh and uncaring.

Author: Nicole Jackson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
42 reviews

Fall (Cold Mark Book 1) by Scarlett Dawn

A savagely wicked new adult sci-fi serial blasts off with Fall, the first installment in The Cold Mark Saga…

Only one thousand Humans survived The Travel from the shattered Earth. Some Humans say it was their penance for crushing such beauty. Eighteen-year-old Braita merely thought it was pathetic – pathetic that her people had been that blind.

Now, the Humans live in the solar system, Kline, where three planets are habitable. Joyal, the smallest planet, is embraced by the Humans – their family to love as they had never loved Earth. Though a planet covered mainly in water is dangerous real estate to dwell upon.

Their worry turns into devastating reality when Braita’s blessed village is struck by a tsunami. Population numbers must be kept to a minimum. Drastic measures must be taken. Braita’s life is twisted in brutality when she is chosen as one of the three hundred Humans to be removed from Joyal…and sent to the Mian, the aliens to fear, on the planet Triaz.

Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society. Her existence depends on it…and possibly, the fall of her heart.

Author: Scarlett Dawn

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
130 reviews

Karma 1: The Beginning by Kenni York

Why is it that we always think our past secrets won’t come back to haunt us? Mickey is learning that what goes around certainly does come back. Past hurt from her childhood begins to take its toll on her life, both professionally and personally, as Mickey finds herself deeper and deeper in unnecessary drama. Mickey spins a web of lies and deceit that ultimately causes her to lose a friend and question her true desires. Life seems to be kicking her in the ass as she learns some valuable lessons, but Mickey is ready to start dishing out some lessons on karma of her own.

Author: Kenni York

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
56 reviews

The Stone of David by Matt Doss

The descendants of Abraham, Jews, Muslims and Christians have been locked in battle for millennia, marring the earth and the face of humanity with one destructive skirmish and war after another. However, the conflicts that make the news are merely eruptions of evidence from a deeper and more sinister war that has raged uninterrupted and mostly underground since the beginning of time. Radical, super-secretive and sometimes seemingly supernatural groups of those bent on global domination have manipulated the world’s population to the brink of annihilation on more than one occasion. If not for the counterbalance of an equally secretive and powerful force of peace known simply as “The 12” they may well have succeeded by now.
At the heart of some of the the world’s oldest secrets “The Stone of David” holds the key to a body of knowledge with the power to unravel the tidy facade of global stability and provide ultimate power to the possessor. An unusual alliance of old enemies has carved a new facet into this landscape of power struggles and forces Laura Wells, a former CIA agent and her husband Alexander, one of “The 12” out of seclusion and into full conflict with those bent on igniting the tenth Crusade and WWIII.
Through new alliances, uncovered secrets between them, and the use of an array of stunning technology, Laura and Alexander take the fight to the heart of this global meltdown and to the most furiously contested patch of earth that is Jerusalem.

Author: Matt Doss

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
46 reviews

Mrs. Jones (The Jones Series Book 1) by B.M. Hardin

There’s three side to every story; His side, Her side…and the Truth.
Which side will you believe?
Her Side of the Story…
“…I kissed him sensually, and somewhat cautiously.
Though Ms. Ruby was definitely focusing on the ten inch thickness that was rubbing up against my inner thighs, my mind was all over the place.
I was now Mrs. Santana Jones and Lord knows that Santana was the best thing that’d ever happened to me.
So why was I thinking about Joey?
Joey wasn’t exactly happy about my decision to remarry; especially after all of his efforts to end my last marriage.
He had even gone as far as threatening to kill me and Santana if I went through with it all but what right did he have to make such a demand?
After all— he was married too…”
Can you keep up with the Jones…Or will you be left behind?
Part Two, Mr. Jones, His Side of the Story, is now available!

Author: B.M. Hardin

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
48 reviews

Romance: A New Start (Young Adult and Adult Romance, Christmas Fiction book as a Love Story) by Morris Fenris

A New Start is a compilation of two holidays romance novellas: “Christmas in King’s Gap” and “Home for Christmas”. A New Start is a heart-warming tale of forgiveness, love and togetherness; stories about starting afresh, making amends and being with those you love during the holidays.

Christmas in King’s Gap: Jessica left the small town of King’s Gap many years ago and vowed never to return, but a bad marriage and the fear of her ex-husband was enough motivation for her. With guilt and regret she moved into the house her mother left her when she died. Strange events started happening the day Jessica returned to King’s Gap.

Home for Christmas: Sarah left her family home to marry a man she thought loved her. She ignored her parents’ pleas and left the peace and security of small town life behind her, but she made a mistake. He didn’t love her, nor did he care about the kids that they raised together. He abused her, abused them, and now Sarah has no choice but to leave him and head back home, back to the peace, the security and the uncertainty. What will her parents think? Will they still accept her? Sarah arrives just before Christmas, landing on the doorstep of her former home and begging that her parents take her in. But she has been gone for a long time, things have changed, people have come and gone, and there are a few surprises in store for Sarah and her two children.

Amazon Reader Reviews:

“I really enjoyed this storyline in which a woman’s life changed from having had an abusive husband to marrying the man of her dreams.”

“I knew that I had stumbled upon a hit within the first few chapters of A New Start for several reasons. The major thing that I admire about this book is the visually rich, well-refined, and very uplifting tone that Morris Fenris uses to express the stories; it does a great job of portraying the stories in a vivid way that is also a great testament to the skill of the author.

Each story has a great theme behind it and they are both very original and special in their own right. The only problem that I have with this book is the fact that I can’t decide which story is my favorite! I’m leaning slightly towards ‘Home for Christmas’ but I’m sure it will be decided when I have a re-read of this book once I get some free time. I highly recommend it!”

“These are fantastic reads from a writer who really understands the complex feelings that swirl in the human experience around the holidays. The dual longing for the comfort of “home” and the realization that it might not be possible to gain that feeling again is poignant and tender, and ultimately redemptive when explored by these compelling characters.

Christmas in King’s Gap gives the reader taught suspense throughout, really showing us how Jessica feels. She has come home to escape and to heal, but just reaching home doesn’t offer her that. It’s going to take time and her resolving lots of feelings. The house needs repairs, just like her heart, and this is a great storyline to make room for Jake to enter.

Home for Christmas is a great companion piece, with parallel themes that play out differently. I liked that this story had lots of complex dynamics embedded within the family structure that felt very true to the human experience of estrangement, isolation during domestic violence or other hard times, and what’s hard about reunion. There are amazing scenes, like when a verbal fight with characters makes the mother want to protect her children, knowing it must remind them of fights when they were with their father, and it’s all very poignant and realistic. I really liked, too, how the budding romance with Daniel was handled.

Overall, really fantastic stories celebrating new starts, healing, and the complex needs we have for a sense of “home.””

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
51 reviews

Celia’s Journey by Heather Muzik

The Strane family has it all figured out. They have a life they love in a world they have created for themselves that is filled with harmony and happiness and a touch of chaos too. Then a tragic accident stops their world on a dime. Peace is shattered. Everything is torn asunder as a child is lost–a son and brother–and those left behind are thrust into the darkness of grief and guilt. Celia’s Journey takes the Stranes from the pit of despair through the tentative steps toward healing–testing the strength of their love, searching the depths of their pain, and finding the triumph of their spirit.

Author: Heather Muzik

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
49 reviews

From Mistress to Wife by Angie Hayes

Have you ever been a mistress, and didn’t even know? Meet Alicia, a young woman whose life is turned upside down, when she falls in love with Troy, a man who’s brought her nothing but heartache. Fed up with Troy and his games, Alicia calls it quits. She soon runs into Shawn, an old friend, and in no time begins to believe that she actually has a chance at happiness. With wedding bells in her near future, will Alicia go from mistress to wife, or will everything crumble when she finds out that Troy isn’t the only one with secrets?
Keisha, Alicia’s cousin, has raised her daughter on her own since her ex walked out on her years ago. She meets Keith, they hit it off, and before long they are engaged; preparing to spend the rest of their lives together. That is until something shocking is revealed.
Candy is Alicia’s close friend, and one of the people that she trusts the most. The problem is Candy isn’t who she seems, and is also holding in a deep dark secret, that is so bad, it will destroy their friendship forever.
Cassandra, Troy’s wife, isn’t as naïve as he believes she is. She knows that her husband is cheating; always has. It could be because every time she turns around, another woman pops up pregnant with Troy’s child. Tired of trying to save her family Cassandra comes up with a plan of her own.
In From Mistress to Wife, you’ll find out that everyone has a secret. The question is which ones are forgivable, and which ones are deadly?

Author: Angie Hayes

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
60 reviews

Enraptured by Alannah Carbonneau

Enraptured is a single novel love story that will warp your views on love. It will blur the fine line between love and friendship. Enraptured is about a boy and a girl, Dace and Ella, who are so wrong for each other in every sense of the word. She’s good. He’s bad. She’s innocent. He’s damaged. But through all the challenges presented, they find a way to quench the thirst of their souls when their defenses finally shatter around them, exposing them for all they are. When acceptance is all there is left, the two have to find a way to rise above the secrets kept and lies told.

Ella’s whole world is turned upside down by the sudden death of her parents – and with the flip Dace came. In an attempt to steady the reins of the financial mess left behind by her parents, Ella takes a position in a nightclub while trying relentlessly to juggle her classes at the university. Dace Demi, the infamous co-owner of the nightclub pushes his way into her life and heart despite her attempts to keep things platonic. He’s a bundle of secrets and everything she knows she shouldn’t want. He’s rumored to have a violent fist – although she’s never seen it. He’s a definite player and he discards hearts like trash. He’s everything she’s always promised her prince charming would never be – but he’s everything she can’t seem to stay away from.

Author: Alannah Carbonneau

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
126 reviews