It’s early summer, and in a small community on the central Jersey Shore, a black car screeches to a halt outside the Wright Bros grocery. Danny looks up from where he’s working at the carwash to see the driver rifle out of the car and chase a girl rushing into the store.
For some reason—fate perhaps or intuition—he decides to cross the lot and investigate. When he meets Mary, there is a great deal Danny doesn’t know, but he certainly knows that he’s been struck. For it’s like the keys to an old car had been dropped into his hands and is about to start the engine that will forever alter the outcome of their lives.
Some Place Better Than Here is a gritty, unflinching look at how we define family and come to grips with loss. It’s about growing up in a small town, following your dreams, and mapping out the uneven ground that often lays between love, friendship and sexual awakening.
Enter the realm of Harder Than Diamonds...
The second book in the series, Microwaves, Magic: T2 Resetplunges you further into the unknown. Six riveting pieces of short fiction delve unabashedly into worlds where anything can happen, from cruel warlords ruling remnants of a former America laid waste by global cataclysms, to robot takeovers, to a man stuck in a startling shift of realities—to alien worlds more frightening and strange than you can possibly imagine.
Experience the thrill and wonder of science fiction and fantasy, where microwaves meet magic.
Is a stupid risk worth a chance at a better future?
Every year, young dwarves trek to the sacred glen, searching for a mate. Some return with a fine and wealthy companion, some with a dull plowman.
Vala has never been like the other dwarves--a farmer instead of a miner--but if she doesn't return with a husband, she'll be a spinster outcast. The only way to stand out is a good first impression. That means arriving before anyone else does.
But leaving early means losing the help of her clan, taking unmapped roads, risking icy rivers, beasts of prey, and bandits. She and her few friends decide the risk is worth it. But they may have less to fear from the unbeaten path than the harsh truths about each other.
Eric J. Juneau has been writing fantasy and science fiction in his quest to be a capital "A" author for the last ten years.
They say bad things happen to good people, but that old cliché doesn’t bring much comfort to Lovely Duval. In a time of fading innocence, at a young age, Lovely takes on a life of responsibility after a tragic accident strikes home. And although performing household duties and helping out with a terminally ill parent on a daily basis is sometimes hard work for the preteen, she embraces it all with a positive attitude simply out of sheer love and devotion.
But when a nomadic family member returns to small-town Willisburg, South Carolina, her challenges escalate—cutting her childhood short and propelling her down a path of binge eating and self-destruction. Now a young woman, Lovely has to make a decision. Will she succumb to the demons of her past? Or will she fight for change and allow love to heal her heart?
“Tender and bighearted, Lovely is a real and relatable heroine who charts her own course in a courageous coming-of-age novel that will appeal to fans of Chris Cleave, Sapphire, and Sarah Dessen.” — Booklist
“It’s unusual to find a coming-of-age story that moves beyond the early teen years to follow the protagonist into new adulthood, but this is just one of the strengths in Lovely…” —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Simon is a normal, likeable guy with a normal, likeable fiancée and life. In Definitely Unknown, a mystery slowly unfolds, making him think he’s going crazy. He doesn’t remember things that happened, places he’s been to. Nightmares begin to take over his life. As the suspense builds, he realizes people are not always who they appear to be, including himself.
If you like an intelligently written mystery/thriller, this is a fun read. Author Julien V. Cooper has included twists and turns to keep you on your toes. It’s a hard book to put down, get it and enjoy!
After her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.
Then, the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal, her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have interests more than just protecting Trebridge.
“There Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy, "Night for the Gargoyles". It tells the tale of Gillen and his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements. Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make them stronger both together and alone.
Two years ago, Freya Wilson accidentally hit and killed an Amish man with her car in a snow storm. Terrified, she left him there in the road.
Adam Lapp expected the woman who killed his brother accidentally to be heartless and cruel. He never expected her to a timid, kind, and beautiful woman who is running for her life from a controlling ex who wants her dead.
Will Freya have the courage to tell Adam's family the truth?
Bonus: Includes an excerpt from Ashley's upcoming novel Amish Under Fire, the sequel to Undercover Amish!
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You will positively love the new novel by Joanne Nicholson
Australian author, Joanne Nicholson is proud to announce the release of her latest contemporary women’s novel, ‘Positive’.
In this story, the protagonist Ruth spent her twenties travelling and having fun. Now that she is in her mid-thirties she is desperate to settle down, get married and most of all have a baby – but is it too late? With a loudly ticking biological clock, she finds herself navigating her way through Internet dating, IVF and support groups. Ruth goes to extreme lengths in order to achieve her goal of becoming pregnant. When she finally gets a positive test result from the doctor she is in shock.
Her family and friends rally around her, offering love and support, as Ruth tries to keep a positive frame of mind as she prepares to become a single mother.
Set in Sydney, Australia, this page-turner is at times light hearted and witty, whilst at other times heart wrenchingly sad.
If you enjoy Liane Moriarty’s novels, you should definitely consider reading Joanne Nicholson’s book ‘Positive’.
Available for purchase for $3.50 USD on Amazon.
Other contemporary women’s novels also available from Joanne Nicholson are ‘In Another Life’ and ‘Intuition’.
Dionykles looks like a great start to a great science fiction/fantasy novel. Any plans for a follow up or series?
Right now, I’m working on something. I’m kind of superstitious. I don’t like talking about novels I haven’t written yet. When I do that, they tend not to get done, haha. But, all things being considered, I would like Dionykles to be a three book series.
I’m also working on a vlog for National Novel Writing Month. I post a video every day that gives tips to help people write their novel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLXWJeM6T7c
What do you think makes a great story?
I really believe in a quote the film director Christopher Nolan said where he believed that a quality film, or in this case, a quality novel, is one where “whoever wrote it thinks it’s the greatest novel in the world”. There should be an enthusiasm in a novel, as well as an emotional truth. Even if you’re someone who believes in nihilism, that theme should be prevalent throughout your work.
What inspired you when writing Dionykles?
It’s very interesting, Dionykles was an idea I have had since Middle School. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true. As you get older, and you get away from being the kid in school complaining about books to the guy who writes them, I really wanted to write a book that kids in Middle School and High School would enjoy. I remember classmates reading Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo. Looking back, it sounds crazy, and I don’t think I want kids reading that, but I wanted to write a type of novel that a kid who didn’t like reading would enjoy. I think a part of the school system can ruin a good book if you’re not careful. It’s sort of why the book cover looks like the cover of a video game (laughs)