Origami Moonlight: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 2009-2012

      Paul Hina
Origami Moonlight: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 2009-2012

Origami Moonlight is Paul Hina's third installment in his continuing Collected Poems series. In this follow-up to Such Deliberate Loveliness (2007) and Of Wanting and Rain(2011), Hina uses his unique, whimsical language to create an impressionistic, labyrinthine landscape of man's desire.Jacqui explored the Earth on her venerable Royal Enfield 500cc motorbike in the early 21st century. One hundred and twenty years later her cryonically preserved body is thawed and she is flown to explore Mars as part of mankind's effort to find new worlds to colonize. Earth is doomed through over-population,decimation of its resources and choking pollution. She knows that she is being used as a symbol of the struggle to survive,and though anxious to do her best she is plagued with doubts that the human-race will inevitably ruin another planet. Riding her trusty steed Enfield,now powered by an electric motor,she surveys the landscape,coming across a promising plain. Pausing to take photographs,Jacqui falls into a reverie as she encounters an ancient Martian.
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    Double Play

      Paul Hina
Double Play

After Brett, a hot baseball prospect, and his wife are killed in a car crash, an attorney hires Clay Hart to look into the accident. The attorney believes he's seen Brett's wife, Emma, alive and well, since the accident. And as Clay tries to figure out what happened to Emma, he discovers that Brett was mixed up with Ramsey, a notorious local gambler who runs underground card games in the area.After Brett Lattimore, a hot baseball prospect, and his wife are killed in a car crash, an attorney hires investigator Clay Hart to look into the accident. The attorney believes he's seen Brett's wife, Emma, alive and well, since the accident. And, though she may be missing, that doesn't mean she's dead. But the sheriff's department has closed the case and believes the accident, though fatal, was routine. As Clay tries to figure out what happened that night, he discovers that Emma isn't the only one who might be hiding something. Brett was mixed up with Ramsey, a notorious local gambler who runs underground card games. And, when Ramsey gets wind that Clay is poking around and asking questions about the accident, he quickly lets Clay know that he should move on to other business.
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    Imeros

      Paul Hina
Imeros

After the death of a colleague, aging poet Jacob Schorr begins to worry about his recent struggles to write. He had long since lost the inspiration that made his first book, Imeros, a success. This early success was driven by the desire to recapture his love for Melissa--his college fiancee. Now, as a college professor, he begins to look around campus for something new to desire.He finds Joelle.It was the ultimate cold case. The murders occurred on Mars twenty years ago, so how can Detective Inspector Richardson, a local policeman from Melbourne, Australia, track down the murderer – and why is he being asked to?Twenty years ago, the Prometheus landed in the Hellas Basin on Mars and all the crew died from unknown causes. When an historic site survey crew arrive, they find that the circumstances of the deaths weird and inexplicable. Yet secret coded instructions from the UN space agency HQ on Earth indicates that these circumstances were somehow known in advance. This is murder and Detective Inspector Richardson, a local detective from Melbourne, is called in to solve the case. There are only four people with means and opportunity, all of them are highly focused, very intelligent and none of them, apparently, has a convincing motive. Richardson must sort out their stories to find the guilty, all the time wondering why he was given this job at all.Joseph H.J. Liaigh started out studying the polar ice caps on Mars. Since then he has worked as a government scientist, an Air Force intelligence officer and an academic. He has studied everything from the methane streams on Titan to the flat topped volcanoes of Venus. Through all this, he has been an avid devotee of detective fiction. In The Prometheus Incident, he brings these two worlds together in a unique way to create an unusual and intriguing mystery.
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    Little by Slowly: a Story of Love and Recovery

      Paul Hina
Little by Slowly: a Story of Love and Recovery

On the night that Sam receives his token for three months ofsobriety, he meets Jessi. Sam can't deny his attraction to her, but, since she's new to AA, he'd like to avoid charges of thirteenth stepping--a term given when someone makes sexual advances toward someone new to the program. Also, Sam needs to make amends with his ex, but she has news that complicates his recovery.On the night that Sam receives his token for three months of sobriety, he meets Jessi. The past several months have been lonely months for Sam, and he's happy to have some hope in his life. But, since Jessi is new to AA, their friendship has to strike a delicate balance. She wants Sam to help guide her through the program, and Sam doesn't want to turn her down. But he'd like to avoid charges of thirteenth stepping, a term given when someone makes sexual advances toward someone new to the program. Still, Sam can't deny that he's attracted to Jessi, and he wonders if his willingness to help her is to keep her sober, or to help guide her closer to him.On the same night that Sam meets Jessi, he gets a phone call from his ex-girlfriend, Kelly. Their relationship ended just before he started meetings, and it ended badly. Sam still needs to make amends with her as part of his recovery, but she has news for him that complicates his recovery in unexpected ways.
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    The Other Shore: Two Stories of Love and Death

      Paul Hina
The Other Shore: Two Stories of Love and Death

In The Other Shore, Simon learns his father is dying, and he returns to his hometown for goodbyes. This visit leads to some uncomfortable truths he's spent years avoiding, but also leads him to Laura, who gives him hope for a future less damaged by the past. In From the Boathouse, John, an aged man with dementia, struggles to preserve the memories of meeting his wife before they slip away.In The Other Shore, Simon's life isn't what he hoped it would be. And when he learns that his father is dying, he returns to his hometown for goodbyes. Though he has been estranged from his father since his mother's untimely death six years ago, Simon rediscovers the power of parental influence. This leads him to some uncomfortable truths he's spent years avoiding, but also leads him to Laura, who gives him hope for a future less damaged by the past.In From the Boathouse, John, an aged man suffering from dementia, struggles to keep hold of his most precious memories—particularly how he met his wife—before they all slip away.
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    Let It Snow

      Paul Hina
Let It Snow

It's an hour before Eric and Annie are to host a dinner party. When Eric informs Annie that he's invited Max, his brother, Annie is mortified. It's been years since she's seen Max, and their relationship ended badly.Meanwhile, the party was arranged to fix up their friends Michael and Holly. But when Holly arrives with a date, Eric and Annie wonder if their party is doomed before it begins.Annie and Eric are hosting a dinner party. Annie is edgy, having spent days obsessing over the fact that her old lover, Max, is in town for the holidays. And when Eric tells her he's invited Max, who's also Eric's brother, Annie is mortified. It's been years since she's seen Max, and their relationship had a peculiar end that left Annie feeling jilted.Meanwhile, the dinner party was originally planned to fix up their friends Michael and Holly. Michael has been pining after Holly, but she has been emotionally unavailable. Holly's husband died years ago, and, though she's fond of Michael, she's unsure she'll ever love again. Annie and Eric hoped getting them together over dinner, among friends, might help Holly warm to Michael. But when Holly arrives with a date, Michael's feeling humiliated, and Eric and Annie are wondering if their party is doomed before it even begins.
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    Such Deliberate Loveliness: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 1997-2006

      Paul Hina
Such Deliberate Loveliness: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 1997-2006

Such Deliberate Loveliness is a collection of love poems spanning 10 years. The collection contains poems of loss, of wanting, of falling in love, and of staying in love.Experience the glory and drama of Impworld's Guild Wars! The future can be a dark place, but when a teenage girl gets the chance to play her Ogress Bloodskull character for the Dreadknights in Guild Wars, she also finds that she has a shot at a real future playing the game she loves on a terraformed alien world. Of course, nothing is a sure bet in Guild Wars. To win the prize, Bloodskull and her teammates will have to beat out rival guilds like the Golden Gears, Neverdeath and her old cronies in Doomsmack. Through betrayal, friendly fire, sabotage and impossible odds, Christine must prove she has what it takes both in and out of the game. But will she seize the prize or wind up toiling away in her aunt's earthbound dream of farm life? Shake the pillars of Hades! The Dreadknights are coming!
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    Of Wanting and Rain: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 2007-2009

      Paul Hina
Of Wanting and Rain: Collected Love Poems of Paul Hina 2007-2009

Of Wanting and Rain is a collection of over one hundred and sixty love poems spanning three years of work by poet Paul Hina. In his follow-up to 2007's Such Deliberate Loveliness, Hina continues to explore the richness of man's desire using playful imagery and unique, impressionistic language.The gateway has been shut and broken for hundreds of years. A fired apprentice, a local witch, bookseller, the witch of the mountain and a native witch attempt to re-open it before the apprentice dies trying to.
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