Hour Glass by David-Matthew Barnes

Hayden and Persephone Caulwell have been married for twenty-two years. Constantly referred to as “the perfect couple,” they have found themselves hiding the discord in their marriage from their family and friends. After a dinner party, they engage in a volatile confrontation and years of affairs, secrets, and emotions begin to surface. Realizing their marriage has ended, husband and wife lash out at each other until the dining room – and their lives – are left in shards. This one-act play was inspired equally by the short story ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield and the Greek myth of Persephone.

Author: David-Matthew Barnes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Mantis Story: A true story by Desmond Downs

This is the true story of someone caring for an injured praying mantis for six months and the story that evolved from it on a photography forum. It includes her disappearance, return, laying eggs and eventual death, ladies, be prepared for tears. Months later the joyful hatching of her babies had everyone cheerful again. It is interesting to see what she ate when insects became scarce including a wrestling match with an earthworm documented in photographs which cover much of the story.

Author: Desmond Downs

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Toothless Jim: A Childrens Pirate-Treasure Adventure (The Longfellow Adventures Book 2) by J. S. Lome

A five-toothed man wanders the shores of my city. He has a knife, a map, and mysterious story. He is looking for a lost pirate and a treasure, but one of his old buddies is bent on destroying him. A thieving buccaneer by the name of Telescope Jim has overtaken the islands in the South Seas. And he also has his eye on the treasure. But which of these two pirates will survive a battle of deception in order to discover the lost treasure first?

Author: J. S. Lome

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Rebel Preview (Volume Book 1) by Regan Claire

This book is a compilation of chapters from the authors who make up The Rebel Writers. The excerpts are NOT full-length novels and are only intended to provide samples of multiple stories to expose you to new works. Included are contemporary romance, fantasy, science fiction, dystopian and paranormal stories.

Regan Claire – Gathering Water
Della was handed a slim folder the day she turned eighteen. Inside it was the name of her mother and the identity of a family that never tried to pull her from the foster system she hates. When Della moves across the country to claim the only pieces of her mother that still remain, she finds herself pulled into an unimaginable world —one on the brink of war — and it takes everything Della has not to drown in a destiny she didn’t choose. Can she move past her anger and pain to save the people she’s come to love, or will her enemies strike before Della has the chance to become the only weapon capable of destroying them?

Theresa Kay – Dark Expanse
In a world of military space stations, planetary jumps and alien offensives, nineteen-year-old Eva Braebel’s life has never been easy. She’s small. She’s female. And she earned the ire of a powerful General at a young age. With hard work and the support of her friends, she achieves more than she ever dreamed possible: A position as flight squadron leader and the man who she loves by her side. Eva just got everything she’s ever wanted, but how long can she keep it?

Caylie Marcoe – Choose Us
Riley Logan and Travis Grayson have been best friends for fifteen years. Riley never imagined that working as Travis’s personal assistant would land her the job of undercover spy on a televised dating show meant to find him love. Travis forced her into it and now the last girl she expected is the one she wants him to choose – her.

Stormy Smith – Bound by Duty
Amelia Bradbury is the last living Elder. She has power she can’t control and has been forced to hide, while a prophecy dictates her fate even as she fights for a normal life. She faces a betrothal she can’t stop and, on top of it all, she’s lost her heart to a human. When the whole truth comes to light, will Amelia choose her duty or her heart?

Elizabeth Tuttle – Spark of Light
Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves. Avery is different. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. But when love sparks the light inside Avery, her magic blooms to full force. It’s only once she is ripped away from this love that Avery finds herself at The Farm, facing truths she never expected and the possibility that she could be the spark her people need to reignite.

Kat Nichols – Family Secrets

Sophia Morganthal is an orphan that not only found herself flung halfway across the country to live with relatives she never knew existed, but that those relatives came from a long line of witches that require her to be initiated into their coven within the year to prevent a battle for leadership. As Sophia learns more about herself, and what being initiated into Blackthorne coven really means, she must answer the ultimate question – would she give up everything for her family?

Author: Regan Claire

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Trees With No Leaves: A Children’s Story About The Beauty Of Believing by Greer Alexis Bacon

Deep in the Black Forest, lives a boy name Hans. Spending his summers gathering wood each season with his father for the coming winters in Germany. He learns of many folk tales about the forest while growing up. One always stood out in his mind, “The Trees With No Leaves”. On Hans 18th year, his father suddenly becomes very ill leaving Hans to collect wood for the summer alone with his horse Steel Gray. An ordinary summer day in the forest is quickly changed with a terrible storm. Causing Hans to seek shelter but, what he finds is more beauty than anyone could ever imagine.

Author: Greer Alexis Bacon

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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CROSSROADS: A personal journey through the depression years and WWII by Winifred Franklin

‘Crossroads’ is an up close and personal true story of Winifred’s life. It takes you through her amazing experiences of growing up in England; with various accounts of her life in early childhood and her youthful romance; as well as the hardships endure by the many struggling families during the depression years and World War 2. The subsequent effects had a substantial impact not only on her life but on the people all around her. This book is set to become a 20th Century sensation, for not only is it a literary gem, but it also has great historical value for those interested in what life was like for a struggling family living in Britain during the 1930’s and 1940’s. It would certainly make for a great mini-series for its depiction of the various characters created from that era.

Author: Winifred Franklin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Misadvice of Miss Addy Vice by Dwayne Fry

Miss Addy Vice is the world’s worst advice columnist. This is a retrospect of her “work” over the last six decades. In this book, you will see Addy miss the mark and the point time after time.
* A reader writes about her fear of her temperamental mother and is advised to tell her mother to get professional help… while wearing a hockey mask.
* A mother complains of her deadbeat son moving in, not looking for work and sleeping on her couch for over a year. Addy advises the mother to wake the son up.
* A young girl writes about the trauma of developing large breasts at an early age. Addy tells her to stop bragging.

A fast paced read that will keep you guessing letter after letter how Addy will muck up the advice and leave you laughing or groaning at her attempts to be clever or helpful.

A brief autobiography of Addy is included as well.

WARNING: Some of the humor is dark and off color and may not appeal to all readers.

Author: Dwayne Fry

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Winds of Pood (In the Blizzard Book 2) by Diana Savastano

Rarely a day goes by that Lewis and Lallie Tiggle and their Poodian friend, Milik, don’t look to the sky for another funnel cloud to take them back to Pood, a mysterious land beneath the North Atlantic Ocean. As weeks turn into months, they give up hope, and thoughts of Poodian friends begin to fade.But events change when a fierce blizzard blankets their little village of Mousehole, England. While Lewis and the others make light of the storm, Mup—their precocious cat—notices a strange occurrence in the backyard: an icy funnel cloud tunneling a hole in the frozen ground. Could this be the portal to Pood? Mup believes it is and seizes the opportunity as a way to get rid of Mouse, his rival. But who sent the blizzard? By the time the real culprit is revealed, it’s too late. From an icy room under the sea to a fiery volcano on an island, every step of the way leads to danger. Will Lewis and Lallie ever see home again, or are they destined to live forever in Pood?

Author: Diana Savastano

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Objective:Freedom: Part One of the Series Secession by James Huber

Objective:Freedom reflects the current times and the state of the Government this story looks at the actions of the internal workings of five states that cannot support the union. The President of the United States tries to preserve the economic might of the U.S., but merely makes matters worse with his activities. Five Southwestern states, influenced by an ultra-conservative governor of Texas decides that they can no longer sustain the welfare giveaways and the wasteful foreign aid. The five states form their own country and the U.S. is powerless to do something about it. Governor Kyle Harris, of Texas, leads the other governors to restore a sense of orderliness. The Texas Rangers are nationalized. The President of the U.S. bows out under pressure and an Army General then steps in to take his place. The General is assisted by the Ambassador from England. The lady Ambassador, with her extensive background, tries to soothe the bitterness between the countries. She tries for an alliance and ends up in one with the General. In the meantime, Iranian forces are seeking to break up the new government with assassination attempts, and corrupting government officials with drugs and internal relations. The narrative demonstrates how things could go out of control and what it may need to bring them back into control before the U.S. is lost to both inner and external strengths.. Draconian corrections were immediately enacted, with virtual elimination of welfare programs. Meanwhile, back in Washington the status quo reacted with great hubris, pomp and bluster, but without consensus or much resolve.This book was one that will draw you in, and you will not want to stop reading until you reach the end. I suspect people of all political stripes will find much to enjoy in this tale.The action stretches from Texas to D.C. to the deserts of Iraq and Southern California.

Author: James Huber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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