Courtney Morgan is a female knuckle-ball pitcher trying to break into professional baseball. Parker Westfall is an aging slugger with one last chance at the ultimate carrot—a spot on a major-league roster. She’s gorgeous, and he’s having the season of his life. Together, they’ll try to change a losing team’s fortunes on their way to the big show. But when tragedy strikes, will their dreams still matter?
Goddess of Battle is a tale of two young women living on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- one an immigrant from the U.S. and a soldier, the other a Palestinian student and wife. The violence impacts on both their lives but when they meet, they see a potential for friendship that bridges that divide of hatred and forge a relationship they hope might help change the world. It is a story that highlights the possibility of resolving bloodshed from the grassroots, and mirrors a small but growing reality that many don't know exists.
5-star editorial reviews! In Life in the Hollywood Lane, Trish, a 40-year-old actor, travels the journey of grief with dedication if not always grace, knows the ins and outs of how "the industry" works, follows her dreams, and finds that crazy life might not be as bad as she'd convinced herself it was. While this is a book about a woman whose best friend commits suicide, it's funny, quirky, wise, and inspirational--not a downer.
5 Dark Mermaid tales brimming with forbidden romances, curious underwater worlds, and kick-ass revenge seeking sirens. Get lost in Alexia Purdy’s imaginative world of legends where in the depths of the ocean, an ancient creature awakens with a horrendous appetite and begins to hunt in Bloodtides and Slipstreams. Seek vengeance against ancient Grecian Gods in Jessica Ozment’s account of how one siren risks it all to break an unsightly curse Poseidon casts upon her, forcing her to dredge her land-loving soulmate from one side of the sea to the other ...
'blank tapes' returns with 17 new weird and dangerous tales. This is not a typical collection of stories. If you feel discomfort, uneasiness, a sense of disassociation and mild paranoia after reading these stories the publisher cannot be held responsible. 'blank tapes' is a challenging and daring mix of poetry, experimental fiction and short stories with dark themes. It is not for the faint of heart, weak of bladder and narrow of mind.
Meet Adam Svenson – a young man who has just been sentenced to prison. Through his reminiscences we learn that his love for the oceans has taken him from life as a rookie deckhand on a fishing trawler to crew member on an ominous black whale-chaser; trapping elusive pods of orcas in the waters off Washington state. A parallel tale of two young orcas, Persia and Tristesse, follows their journey from capture to a life in captivity at a California marine park venture called Waterworld.
Next Century tells the same story set in three different eras and locales: 1799 (London), 1999 (Midwest America), and 2099 (the Moon). In each story, a young woman (Claire) seeks vengeance against her father, who has been abusing her mother for years. In each era, Claire is raped by thugs, becomes pregnant, and has to proceed in society with her child but no legitimate father.
They say that when you go through high school your world begins to change, but Leo didn’t think it would be quite so literal. It starts rather innocently when he notices a missing branch on the tree in his yard, but soon he starts to notice other things: missing posters on the walls, his locker combination changing constantly, strangers walking the halls of his school, and more and more. At first, he suspects that the changes are designed to improve his life, until he suffers a loss so terrible that he’ll do anything to set things right.
How should I say this... well, my name is Emma Lenford, and my life is actually a sit-com. I've seen the dark side of the cold Wisconsin moon, and I've also seen Jon Bon Jovi's tour bus at the nearby Seven Eleven. I could also mention that I've been kidnapped on multiple occasions, and I've somehow been tormented (mentally) by 'female body massagers' before, as well as tortured (a bit physically) by a few too many deranged local individuals, but it's all been done in good, I mean, humorous taste.
Abel Burney hated flying and today he was stuck on a plane with the worst turbulence he’d ever experienced. Grabbing the hand of the attractive lady next to him for comfort, his fears soon abated. It didn’t take long for Abel to realize she had a calming effect on him overall. Julie Kratzner was on assignment for a year to cover the Endurance Capital of the world’s sporting events. The small town was charming, but not as charming as Abel Burney.