Valera — My Father’s War

My Father’s War
by Charley Valera

My Father's War

Author Charley Valera’s own father had spent almost four years fighting during WWII and lived out the rest of his life “without a story to tell” to his four sons. To learn more about what it was like for his father and those that served, Valera conducted heartfelt interviews with WWII veterans from both theaters of war and all branches of service. He brings the reader into the battlefield, aircraft, destroyer and marching through the countrysides. These are the stories that hadn’t been discussed in decades. Within these pages are their personal photos and memories of which many of us can call My Father’s War.

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Pullen — Naked Ambition

Naked Ambition
by Rick Pullen

Naked AmbitionWhen newspaper reporter Beck Rikki receives an unsolicited call from a high-ranking government official sending him off to investigate a candidate for President of the United States, he doesn’t realize he’s stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. As he digs deeper, he follows a trail of murder, bribery, infidelity and deceit that runs from Canada to the Caribbean–but all signs point to the White House.

Beck finds nothing is quite as it appears–not his sources, not his curious new love interest and especially not the story he’s pursuing. In the confusion, he suspects the motives of everyone–including his new love. He must figure out the truth or forces waiting in the wings will covertly grab the reins of power and take over the government.

For the first time in his career, Beck may have stumbled onto a story too dangerous to handle–but too important to walk away from. And with only days before the election, just when he thinks he’s solved the puzzle, he realizes he hasn’t.

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Pullen — Naked Truth

Naked Truth
by Rick Pullen

Naked Truth

REPORTER BECK RIKKI again confronts the deceptions and lies of the rich and powerful in America when he is invited to meet with the chief justice of the United States, only to have the jurist show up dead. As he did in his previous outing in Naked Ambition–the first in Rick Pullen’s compelling thriller series–Beck is relentless in pursuing the truth. Yet, as he peels back the layers, he is unaware of the sleight of hand diverting his path. After all, in the real world of power, how much of the iceberg of truth can really be uncovered?

“Pullen skillfully moves his characters around on a cleverly-crafted chessboard.” –STEVE BERRY, New York Times bestselling thriller author of The Bishop’s Pawn

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Pullen — The Apprentice

The Apprentice
by Rick Pullen

ApprenticeTish Woodward is a rookie newspaper reporter covering City Hall for the Washington Post-Examiner when she is suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. She rides a wave of success investigating a horrific crime while always fearing her sudden rise is just dumb luck. She dreads the world will wake up and realize she lacks the depth and experience to now take on President-Elect Derrick Templeton, a billionaire oil and real estate baron with no political experience. Tish navigates the labyrinth of Washington’s political world getting ever closer to the truth, yet she doesn’t know whom to trust. This is Washington, of course, where motives are always suspect and allegiances change like the weather—all in pursuit of raw power. She has taken on the most powerful and vengeful man who has ever occupied the White House—and he now has his sights set on her.

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Stuck in the Onesies
by Diana McDonough

Stuck in the OnsiesYou’ll fall in love with Barb and Ellie who are best friends despite their very different life philosophies. As the 1960s swirl around them, Barb tries to hold on to traditional southern values while Ellie is happy to go with the flow and take change as it comes. The two hatch crazy schemes and egg each other on, but they also support each other through phenomenally difficult times.

Both women struggle with their image of the ideal woman—a Donna Reed–style housewife who always has dinner and a smile ready for her husband. As their lives fall apart and come back together again, both Barb and Ellie reevaluate this paradigm of feminine virtue.

Along the way, they get involved with John F. Kennedy’s campaign, meet the First Lady, and get stuck in Washington, DC, during a full-scale riot—and that’s not the end of their adventures. Deadly serious events will shake them and their friendship. They can’t stop the changes of the sixties from affecting them, so they both need to decide if that image of the ideal woman is worth hanging on to—or if it’s just holding them back, keeping them stuck in the onesies.

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Hayton — Grandma Rambo

Grandma Rambo
by Pauline Hayton

Grandma Rambo

Her sixtieth birthday, her self-centered husband, and the death of a friend have Brenda wondering what happened to her once adventurous spirit. Determined to get it back, she hotfoots it to a remote village in India.Family members give chase to persuade her to come home and life becomes hectic. When Brenda’s ditzy granddaughters arrive in India, rebels promptly kidnap them. With the police no help and her dander up, Brenda turns into “Wonder Woman” on a mission, embarking on a hare-brained scheme to rescue “her girls.” Her showdown with the maniacal rebel leader has Brenda fearing for her life and the lives of her granddaughters. [more]

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Journey of a Thousand Steps: Book Three (A Whisper of a Mystery Trilogy)

by M.A. Appleby

After several years with no new information about Jason, Ellen still wants closure and vows to never give up. A documentary about a super cyclone that devastated islands west of Fiji catches her attention – oil tankers the size of football fields are maneuvering to avoid the storm; and this gives Ellen a theory and renewed hope. Taking matters into her own hands, she devises a plan to seek answers without the CIA’s help. After searching, Ellen brings a storm survivor home to be part of their extended family, indicating he has a brain injury. This is possibly the beginning of the hardest journey of her life.

I dealt with Traumatic Brain Injury when my son had a accident. Finding peace and closure has not been easy. In the last chapter of this book, I share our 10 Keys to recovery.

 

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Appleby — Whispered Dreams

Whispered Dreams: Book Two (A Whisper of a Mystery Trilogy)

by M.A. Appleby

Whispered Dreams

Book Two focuses on Ellen’s son, Jason, who has grown into a young man and is every bit as headstrong as his Mother. Together, they expand their racing teams, outsmart the ‘good ole boys’ down at the race track, and endure confrontation from owners who like to play by their own rules.

Meanwhile, the CIA uncovers a plot to kill Jason, due to his heritage, from their nefarious Middle East cousins. As he learns that the Monarchy of Obagur is threatened, he feels compelled to become involved. He is caught up in a coup and during the confusion is presumed missing or dead.

Refusing to attend the Memorial Service, Ellen knows Jason is still alive, but what has happened to him?

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Appleby — The Ancient Whisper

The Ancient Whisper: Book One (A Whisper of a Mystery Trilogy)

by M.A. Appleby

The Ancient WhisperIn today’s interconnected world, anyone can find themselves embroiled in international politics, intrigue, and suspense. Ellen and her family learn the hard way that things are not always what they seem as they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations – especially when ties to the Middle East surface.

Relying on her strong resolve, faith, and enduring love for her family, Ellen confronts a host of shadowy characters, then leverages family dynamics to lead them through twists & turns in this new-world-order story…you will cheer for Ellen and her family as you travel with them!
A family struggles to rebuild their lives after a mysterious

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