The Hand of a Merciful God by David Ballenger

150 years after the Civil War, stories and tales survive. Libraries are filled with historical documents, manuscripts and photographic images that cover all aspects of the American Civil War. There are thousands of history books and documentaries giving us facts that have been recorded but countless stories have never been recorded—personal stories of men who fought and died, stories of men who survived. We don’t know all of their stories; we don’t know the whole story. Yet this is our history and these are our ancestors. To truly understand what drove these men to look into the face of death on a daily basis we must listen to them. But, the time is far past where we could speak to those who knew the truth, who experienced the war. Now we only have the stories from our ancestors as passed down through generations. As decades pass, generations fade, the chances to hear these stories are lost. We are fortunate, however, that many soldiers documented their experiences in letters written to family and friends.
This is one man’s account of the years he spent fighting for the Confederacy. No one better to tell the story than the man who lived it. If we remove our preconceived notions and bias as we read, we can comprehend the struggles that the soldiers went through: the hardships they faced, the missing of family, the loss of friends and the devastation that they saw.

Author: David Ballenger

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The More The Merrier: A Clean and Wholesome Romance (Seasons of Love Book 1) by Liwen Ho

Fed up with a string of bad blind dates, health blogger Alyssa Wu just wants to drown her sorrows in ice cream. But there’s one more evening she must endure – a fake date with her best friend Barry Chang. They must convince her family they are in love, an act which may (or may not) be easy to pull off, thanks to the magic of some mistletoe.

This 10,000 word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to get in the Christmas spirit any time of the year!

Author: Liwen Ho

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Ratchet Wives Club: Atlanta Edition by N’Dia Rae

Side Chicks.Infidelity.Greed.Wives of Atlanta’s Biggest Ballers…All holding dark secrets…they’re ratchet!AriaMarried to ATL’s biggest kingpin Czar, she is a paraplegic confined to the wheelchair for life after one of her husband’s rivals shoots her. Still bitter about her predicament she cheats on Czar with Nokio, her husband’s corner boy, and plots to take over his empire. Cipirana.Gorgeous BBW that’s not appreciated by her husband Braxton, who is soon to be the mayor of Atlanta. After years of neglect, disrespect and abuse from Braxton she she takes comfort in Javi, Czar’s right hand man. Apryl.She is Cipriana’s little sister and an undercover detective cop. Apryl is also the wife of a former cop turned law school student by the name of Kazman. When Kazman is struck in a car accident and placed in a coma, Apryl is left to pay all of their bills. To help she takes on extra undercover work, investigating Czar. When she meets Czar she is immediately attracted to the powerful kingpin. But what about her husband in the coma?MayekaIs a former stripper turned baby mama to one of the city’s most powerful men, Braxton Nicks. Braxton Nicks is a councilman running for mayor who is also married to Cipriana. As Mayeka’s son get’s older the more she wants Braxton all to her self but she she is hiding a dark secret from him too. All four women’s lives are entangled in this juicy tale of drama, lust and secrets. Are you ready for this crazy rollercoaster ride?

Author: N’Dia Rae

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Passionate Blusters by Olamide Ojo

Passionate Blusters, a book filled with poems of all kinds that will give you a new perspective to life. Included in Passionate Blusters are poems that can be found throughout the books in the Unfinished Business series: Unfinished Business; Christopher Flier’s the writer, Unfinished Business Too;Psychotic Minds, Family Drama, Destiny Bound and more to come.

Author: Olamide Ojo

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Temperate Zone by T. Forrest

Temperate Zone is an edgy collection of poetry that takes a gritty look at the journey of personal growth. Likened to the development and aging of trees, each poem is woven together to take readers through the stages of Missing Rings, Whorls, and Growth Rings. Charged up and penned to stir the soul, these poems are far from the “sip a cup of tea” norm. Now that I have your attention, pull up a seat and settle in for an exhilarating journey through the Temperate Zone.Warning: Suitable for ages 16+. Reader discretion is advised.

Author: T. Forrest

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Far Out Factoids by Neil Carpathios

Did you know that a pig’s orgasm lasts thirty minutes? Or that each year more people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears? How about that 83% of people believe in a perfect day? Welcome to the wild world of factoids! Using a different factoid as the starting point, and title, for his musings, award-winning poet Neil Carpathios offers up thirty poems in this unique collection that explores sexuality, relationships, culture, metaphysics, and many other corners of our universe. By turns humorous, irreverent, intimate and thought-provoking, Carpathios takes full advantage of the mental springboard that is the factoid. As an added treat, included are original drawings by artist Carole Carpathios, the poet’s wife. These whimsical and beautifully rendered images complement the poems to take readers on a journey through a palpable factoid galaxy. Laugh out loud. Scratch your head in thought. Fasten your seatbelt. Enjoy the ride.

Author: Neil Carpathios

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Shot at the Big Time (Maxima City Talent Book 1) by Christina McMullen

Lisa Raskin is a woman with big aspirations. Sure, there are worse things than being the second in command to Maxima City’s one and only female supervillain and Lisa knows she has a pretty sweet gig. But no one ever dreams of being second banana, so when she’s given the opportunity to join the Coalition of Evil, Maxima City’s who’s-who of A-lister Malevolents, Lisa jumps at the chance. Especially since this means she can finally have her revenge against Magnificent Man, the hero responsible for the tragedy that turned her to the dark side. But becoming a household name isn’t all evil plans and underground lairs. There are hoops to jump through, brand consultation meetings, damages to pay for, and diva costume designers to deal with. Worst of all, Magnificent Man has made himself scarcer than pockets on women’s clothing. Add in an antagonistic ex, a clueless rival, and a taxing day job, and it’s no wonder this ice talent is about to lose her cool.

Author: Christina McMullen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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