Minding

      Anushka Haakonson
Minding

It's just one of those days for Gilbert: awful younger brother and his friends, vague warnings from grans, running late for classes and general nasties at the local club. It's enough to make Gilbert want to wash his hands off everything and everyone.It's just one of those days for Gilbert: awful younger brother and his friends, vague warnings from grans, running late for classes and general nasties at the local club. It's enough to make Gilbert want to wash his hands off everything and everyone. But Gilbert's ever been the responsible one, especially when there's slime about.

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    Gold Rush Wedding

      Suzanne Lilly
Gold Rush Wedding

Lucinda Martin York and George Arnold Jr. have been through floods, fires, and freezing cold together in their pursuit of gold in California. Lucinda dreams of becoming one of the first women doctors. George dreams of building a mining empire. They are deeply in love and their friends and family are in Sacramento ready to celebrate their marriage. Only one thing can tear them apart.Lucinda Martin York and George Arnold Jr. have been through floods, fires, and freezing cold together in their pursuit of gold in California. Lucinda dreams of becoming one of the first women doctors. George dreams of building a mining empire. They are deeply in love and their friends and family are in Sacramento ready to celebrate their marriage. Only one thing can tear them apart, and it happens in Gold Rush Wedding. Please enjoy this short story from the California Argonauts series of gold rush books.

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    Fistful of Reefer

      David Mark Brown
Fistful of Reefer

Fistful of Reefer is a dieselpunk, weird Western pulp featuring goats, guns and the camaraderie of outcasts.Set along the Texas border during the waining years of the Mexican revolution, Fistful focuses on a group of unlikely heros and their unlikely foe as they stumble upon the fringes of a cabal bent on world domination.Fistful lives between No country for Old Men and the Three Amigos."Sergio Leone would have killed to filmFISTFUL OF REEFER. Harry Turtledove would admirethe way history has been skewed. Others will lovethe notion of Reeferpunk. The estimable Mr. Brownhas really latched onto something here."-- Mike ResnickFistful of Reefer delivers a surge equivalent to a cocktail of 1 part serotonin, 2 parts adrenaline, with a dash of grenadine served over ice. This double-fisted, dieselpunk weird-Western resides between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos.In 1918, when Chancho Villarreal and his friends inadvertently create the legend of El Chupacabra, they draw the attention of Texas Ranger J.T. McCutchen to their goat ranch and marijuana farm north of Del Rio, Texas. What follows is an action-packed ride across the wilds of a Texas haunted by rumors of Chupacabras behind every bush."David Brown has opened up a new genre in fiction for meand I can't wait for him to write the next book." Theresa Mereszczak"David really has a hand for action.The sudden flood was one epic scene!" Marcus from Goodreads"Perfect summer reading. Fun, different and engaging.Anyway, my vote is get it!" Seth Neal

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    Return

      Allison Merritt
Return

A cowboy returns to his homeplace to face the mistakes of his past.In 2012 Pete Sortwell did something no one had ever done before: he wrote a book based entirely on Amazon product reviews. The book was so successful, he wrote a series. The series was so successful, he spent the next year releasing other projects he’d been working on. Now, for the first time the stories he wrote while learning his craft are available on Kindle and in paperback. From people stuck on roofs, to stalkers following their wives, to weight watchers’ meetings, this book is filled with oddballs, thieves, lowlifes, and other such lovelies. This book also contains the side story to Pete’s debut novel ‘So Low, So High’, so if you’re interested in finding out more about Fred, then this is the place. Short stories: Noang lish Hero Lose-lose So low, so high WeighTWATcherS Multi-storey Apt Pupil One flew over the policeman’s bonnet Win-win Inside I’m dancing *Contained in this book are also samples of all Pete’s other books. The short stories amount to around eleven thousand words.

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    Bluest Eyes in Texas - Book 1

      S.A. Tadej
Bluest Eyes in Texas - Book 1

After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart.Another collection of original tales brought to you by The Indie Collaboration. This time we present a chocolate box selection of love stories. Some are romantic, some funny, some sad and some mysterious. Whatever the style, there will be a story or poem in here that will melt even the most hardened of hearts.The TalesALL THE WAY TO GENEVA BY Alan HardyLOVE ISN'T FAIR By Madhu Kalyan MattaparthiSUNNYSIDE By Peter JohnONE DAY IN THE RAIN By Priya BhardwajWHEN LOVE CAME KNOCKING By Sonya C. DoddTALES OF ERANA: THE LEGEND OF OELIANA By A. L. ButcherTHE PRINCE By Gunjan VyasLOVING HEARTS AND BLACK ARTS By D. C. RogersA LATTE TO GO By Chris RavenYOU CONTRADICT YOURSELF By Gunjan VyasTHE HEART WISH By Kristina BlasenThe PoemsEVAN AND JOAN By P.W CollierWISHES By William O'BrienA VALENTINE FROM MARCELLA By Greatest Poet AliveYOUR SMILE By Madhu Kalyan MattaparthiTO THE MOON By P.W CollierFORETOLD By William O'BrienTWO FLAVORS By Madhu Kalyan MattaparthiJUST HEAR ME OUT By Greatest Poet AliveBONDED By William O'BrienLOVE AT FIRST SIGHT By Madhu Kalyan MattaparthiETERNITY By William O'BrienFIRST KISS By Madhu Kalyan MattaparthiTHE FLEETING KISS By Peter JohnSERENE By Chris RavenWAIT FOR ME By Greatest Poet Alive

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    As Lambs to His Fold

      Kurt F. Kammeyer
As Lambs to His Fold

Nine-year-old cousins Bethany Markham and Leatrice Latimer are inspired to want to get to heaven. It should be easy for girls as righteous as them…Meet the girls and their extended families and relations, including Doctor/Bishop Lindblum, Great-Aunt Salina May Roundtree Gillis, 98-year-old Brother Nickelbee, glamorous Aunt Francie, a pot of African Violets, and Mooey-Moocher the cow.If there is one thing that every teen in America can relate to it’s having a high school crush. Although most teens are quicklycharacterized as caring mostly about themselves first, there is always that one exception to the rule where they care more aboutthe classmate at school they have a crush on. But not every teen knows how to court their crush with the right smoothness or charm and some teens never experience the joys of being courted by that one, gorgeous teen heartthrob they secretly yearn to be close to.“Love Letters from a Teen Heartthrob” by Q. T. Valentine is a collection of letters that every young lady wishes she could getfrom the guy she sees as the ultimate teen heartthrob at her school and every young man wishes he could write to win over thelady love of his young teenaged life.The letters include a special mix of creativity, an appropriate sense of humor (including clean humor; nothing offensive), compassion, sensitivity, respect, and confidence. He takes things at the pace most girls are most comfortable with: slow but intriguingly charming. This is the best recipe for both happiness and success as a couple – whether young or old.For every young woman that wished she could get letters like this and for every guy that ever wished he could be a bit smoother with the ladies, this is for you. And for those women and men that are looking for a trip down memory lane back into the teen years you’ll enjoy this collection of love letters written by one young man to one young woman. What kinds of teens are writing these letters? It’s the rare young man that every young woman secretly dreams of and that every parent wishes for their daughter.I could have written this as a mutual correspondence between two young lovers as other books have done but instead I chose to write it as if he, your very own teen heartthrob, were writing only to you the reader.“Love Letters from a Teen Heartthrob” is the story, written in the style of letters to you that begin as a friendly correspondence by a young man you know at school that most other girls have a crush on – including you. Yet interestingly enough, in addition to the friendly letters you receive from the handsome classmate you already know, you are also receiving different letters, love notes in your locker that are mysteriously signed “Love, Your Secret Admirer.” Try as you may, learning who your Secret Admirer is does not come easy.Could this mean that there are two young men at your school that have a crush on you? Is your guy friend that writes younothing more than a guy friend? Or is your handsome letter writing friend who you know well posing as your more romanticSecret Admirer who is secretly attracted to you but is too afraid to tell you for fear you may reject him?If you’re a young lady that wants to cozy up to the idea of what a good heartthrob might be for you without the problems thatcan come in a relationship then read on, enjoy, sit back, and relax as you read these letters as if they were just for you. And if you’re a guy that’s never known what to write a girl that you really like then this book is filled with great examples of how to treat a young lady with the kind of word and deed fondness and respect nearly every girl privately desires in her heart.Regardless of previous ideas you may have had about the seemingly perfect ways of super attractive teens, you’ll see thateven seemingly confident and popular heartthrobs get nervous sometimes and have a few things to overcome inside before theycan let loose and say how they really feel to someone they have a crush on…especially when that crush might just be you.

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    Kings Pinnacle

      Robert Gourley
Kings Pinnacle

Alex Mackenzie was born in 1754 in the Scottish lowlands on the border between Scotland and England. Alex, his father, and his two older brothers were members of the last band of Reivers (outlaws) that operated along the border. A few years before the start of the American Revolutionary War, Alex ran afoul of the British authorities. His only alternative was to leave Scotland for America.Alex Mackenzie was a Scottish lad born in 1754 in the Scottish lowlands on the border between Scotland and England. Alex, his father, and his two older brothers were members of the last band of Reivers (outlaws) that operated along the border. A few years before the start of the American Revolutionary War, Alex ran afoul of the British authorities; they were on his trail and wanted him dead. His only alternative was to leave Scotland for Ireland and then from there to sail to America. The colonies in America were supposed to be a place where people could get a new start in life and explore new opportunities. America was supposed to be a place where people could put down stakes and put old feuds behind them, or was it?“Och, that tears it; it’s all gang agley” said Alex’s father. “Ye are going to hae to set aff from Scotland for a wee bit, Alex, laddie.”“Where should I go?”“Ireland,” said John. “Ye can find wark at the Plantation of Ulster and get back on yer feet there. Ye might hae t’ stay in Ireland quite a spell until this all blows oer.”“How am I going to get there?”“Weel,” Hugh chimed in, “the distance from Scotland to Ireland is less than fourteen miles at the closest point, we can probably swim o’er there, just like swimming across a loch,” said Hugh with a grin and a gleam in his eye.“We,” said Alex. “Who invited you along?”“Ye don’t think Robber and I would let ye go o’er the Sheuch alane, do ye, laddie?” replied Hugh.

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    Cowgirl Thrillers

      Barbara Neville
Cowgirl Thrillers

Two revisionist western books in one.On the Rocks: Wanted, dead or alive. Can she hide? A young cowgirl, falsely accused, searches for a new life. There’s a big reward. And not much hope. Cowgirls Just Wanna Have Fun: Can even the toughest cowgirl survive? First it’s the shooters on horseback, then the bartender, then a lawdog goes missing.There’s a hanging. And a lot of snarky dialogue.Love a sheriff who has his own way of doing things? Outlaws aren’t all bad. Or are they? Action and humor. Cowgirls, Indians & lawdogs.Two revisionist western books in one.On the Rocks: Wanted, dead or alive. Can she hide? A young cowgirl, falsely accused, searches for a new life. There’s a big reward. And not much hope. Cowgirls Just Wanna Have Fun: Can even the toughest cowgirl survive? First it’s the shooters on horseback, then the bartender, then a lawdog goes missing.There’s a hanging. And a lot of snarky dialogue. The outlaws have their reasons. We just have to figure out what they are. Or don’t we?

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    Bluest Eyes in Texas (Second Edition) - Book 1

      S.A. Tadej
Bluest Eyes in Texas (Second Edition) - Book 1

After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart.After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart. Both are tortured and tormented by the gut wrenching pain that only the truest form of love can cause, as memories and images of each other continuously and relentlessly haunt them. The tale that enfolds is an unforgettable story of love and heartache that demonstrates how love can be powerful enough to conquer all.

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    The Long Shadow

      B. M. Bower
The Long Shadow

One of the famous American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West - B. M. Bower's present novel 'The Long Shadow' was first published in the year 1909.

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    The Young Forester

      Zane Grey
The Young Forester

I loved outdoor life and hunting. Some way a grizzly bear would come in when I tried to explain forestry to my brother. "Hunting grizzlies!" he cried. "Why, Ken, father says you've been reading dime novels." "Just wait, Hal, till he comes out here. I'll show him that forestry isn't just bear-hunting." My brother Hal and I were camping a few days on the Susquehanna River, and we had divided the time between fishing and tramping. Our camp was on the edge of a forest some eight miles from Harrisburg. The property belonged to our father, and he had promised to drive out to see us. But he did not come that day, and I had to content myself with winning Hal over to my side. "Ken, if the governor lets you go to Arizona can't you ring me in?" "Not this summer. I'd be afraid to ask him. But in another year I'll do it." "Won't it be great? But what a long time to wait! It makes me sick to think of you out there riding mustangs and hunting bears and lions." "You'll have to stand it. You're pretty much of a kid, Hal—not yet fourteen. Besides, I've graduated."

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    The Treasure of Namakagon

      James A. Brakken
The Treasure of Namakagon

A twisting, turning, thrilling "lumberjack" adventure that takes place during the northern Wisconsin timber boom of the 1880s.Young lumberjack, Tor Loken, and old Chief Namakagon, work to foil a ruthless timber tycoon and protect the secret silver mine—a mine that truly existed and has yet to be rediscovered. 2nd place in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards out of 10,000 worldwide entries.NOTE: This is the originally published version. Some minor details have been changed in later revisions. The story, though, remains the same. SEE REVIEWS FAR BELOW.It is 1883 and you are about to plunge into the peak of nineteenth century lumberjack life in northern Wisconsin. Meet sixteen-year-old Tor Loken, whose father owns a remote lumber camp, the Namakagon Timber Company. Join the fight when a sinister lumber baron takes control of the river, threatening the future of the camp. Learn the way of the woodsman from your mentor, Chief Namakagon. This old hermit just may show you the way to his secret silver mine.Be at the cook shanty table before dawn for breakfast with the men. Then it’s out into the cuttings where, knee deep in snow, you will help your camp harvest a hundred thousand giant pine logs this season. Hook up the Clydesdales to the water tanker and ice down the trails for the big timber sleighs. Take the train to the city for camp supplies but keep an eye out for cunning charlatans intent on an easy swindle. Spin a yarn or sing along with the other jacks in the bunkhouse. Go to town for a Saturday night of lumberjack merriment but dress warmly; it’s a six hour sleigh ride back to camp at twenty below zero. Come spring, you’ll help drive your camp’s timber down a thundering river, jumping from log to log as they rush downstream. Then it’s time to celebrate. But keep your pocketbook buttoned up when in town; there are bandits and thugs who want to separate you from your generous dollar-a-day wages! Put on your red wool mackinaw and your calked boots. Grab your peavey or a pike pole. You’re in for a good look at life in the pinery in the 1880s . . . and a twisting, turning, fact-based adventure story that will often leave you breathless.The legendary lost silver cache of Chief Namakagon will, most likely, be re-discovered one day. It's out there, waiting to be found. This book offers some clues about where to begin your search.The Treasure of Namakagon is based on history. References to the Namekagon River log drives, life in the logging camps, and fraudulent timber sales are based on true events, as is the gun play that resulted from a ploy to charge for timber floated past the dam. Many historical references help make this tale as close to real life as can be found in a fictional adventure. Although many still search for Chief Namakagon’s secret silver mine, it has yet to be rediscovered. Publisher’s Weekly Magazine“… A fascinating tale.” “… Rip-roaring action …” “… So well-written.” “Difficult to put down; a great read.” Amazon Books“The writing style of this piece is its greatest strength.” “The flow of the words is like an old fashioned song.”“Wonderfully written …. Compelling …. Captures the reader’s attention and keeps us reading.” A good piece of writing with suspense and action …” Jerry Apps, award-winning Wisconsin author"Vivifies the tumultuous nature of 19th-century life in the legendary north woods." Michael Perry, NYT bestselling Wisconsin author"Open with caution. You won't want to put this one down." LaMoine MacLaughlin, President, WI Writers Assn. Writer’s Digest“It’s the dialog and characters that drive The Treasure of Namakagon. It appears as if author James A. Brakken is determined to make a go of this series, and … he’s made at least one fan of this reader.” Judge, Writer’s Digest Book Awards

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