Diva Nudea's Gatsby

      Thomas M. McDade
Diva Nudea's Gatsby

A mysterious woman and her nursing home friends take a liking to a college boy working as a janitor.A traveler arrives in Farbank with information leading to ancient runestones that are said to have great mystic powers. Mesmerized with intrigue, Thorik and his parents venture out to find the treasure which will end up costing several lives to acquire.This short story is the prequel to the start of an Epic Fantasy Adventure series that will lead you on a journey like none before. All new creatures and species inhabit this unique landscape as events unfold before your eyes that will change the civilization of the Kingdom and the Altered Creatures forever. This fast-paced character-driven series is filled with magic and mystery.Series Synopsis: The Brothers of War were the twin heirs to the Mighty Dovenar Kingdom. Now weakened by the great civil war, which the twins unleashed upon the land, both brothers are nowhere to be found. Outside the kingdom’s safe harbor and strong fortress walls, the Altered Creatures are prepared to conquer the kingdom in its leaderless and weakened state. The magical Alchemists have chosen sides with the Altered Creatures and against the few E’rudites who still honor the prior regime. Word of the vulnerable people has made it to the three demons that rule the Underworld, Land, and the Air, who have all decided to join the battle for their own supremacy. The future looks bleak for the civilized lands. Yet, there is one young hunter who believes he can still save the Kingdom. These are the tales of this individual and his friends whose very faith in their values challenges the vast domination of the naturally powerful. The land’s destiny is in Thorik’s hands, while his confidence in himself and conviction to his beliefs will define his own fate. Join Thorik on the ultimate journey to save the world from those who strive to control it.

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    Miss Lena Raven and Other Poems

      Thomas M. McDade
Miss Lena Raven and Other Poems

Fifty poems steeped the human predicament, displaying in diverse ways, its demons, saviors and whimsies. Stop by for a coffee at Andy's Diner or Laura's Luncheonette. A drink at the Canopy Club, taste Olympia's fromage. Fill your lungs with smoke in Sarajevo. Visit the Sleeping Giant and Castle Craig. Fall in love with Lena.The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. --W. Somerset MaughamAthens 438 BC"So the gods have seen fit to give you to me," said Zosimos. "I thought they must be smiling on you after Samos, but it seems they were just playing a cruel trick on you. That fool Pericles might have taken a shine to you, but he can't protect you here. You're mine now."Alexander has survived the Siege of Samos and been sent to a military academy as a cadet. The battles with the Athenian army are nothing to what he faces in the Academy.With his life in danger from all sides, Alexander must draw on everything he has learned just to survive, but is survival enough? It isn't long before the fight back starts, against every cadet, the trainers and the head of the Academy. Let the battle commence..........

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    Poem Bale Three Regarding Horseplayer Luck & Lack

      Thomas M. McDade
Poem Bale Three Regarding Horseplayer Luck & Lack

Twenty-Four poems about Thoroughbred wagering ups and downs and some of the colorful and smitten individuals involved.A love story which spans a period of turmoil from the end of World War I to the end of the Second World War. A group of young people eagerly look forward to a new world without the hate and prejudice of war but during these years of peace, there is also anger, love and jealousy. However, just as acceptance is attained, international events take a turn for the worst and friends are ripped apart. Duty to one's country dictates how one has to live and behave but one young man has a secret, even his own family do not know. Can love triumph over suspicion and hate?

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    Spirit Casing

      Thomas M. McDade
Spirit Casing

An ex-convict uses running and spirituality to remain on the "straight and narrow."How far would you go for love, or for justice, or for the perfect gearwheel? Thomas Niggle grew up a mudlark, hunting for scrap on the polluted banks of the River Burr. One of the countless poor living in the shadows of Mercer Shackleton’s vast factories, he has dragged himself out of poverty using his mechanical skills. An encounter with Gloria Shackleton, the Mercer’s daughter, offers Niggle the possibility of love, but it also offers something else, deep in the heart of the Mercer’s domain. What hope can the future hold for a boy raised amidst the mud and brass?

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    The Pleasure

      Thomas M. McDade
The Pleasure

During a lunch of mushroom soup, ham sandwiches and chocolate ice cream, a family discusses a woman in a family way, a barroom and a race track.This is the third poem in the series of "Dreams As I..." The "Dream" series provides the reader the opportunity to dream those secret dreams with the writer, and discover what can lie just up ahead in life.

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    Daddy Luck

      Thomas M. McDade
Daddy Luck

Odd relationship between divorced textile worker and his precocious daughter.When a teenager is found dead by the roadside under strange circumstances Chief Jim Hawk has to find the killer. A man fulfills his dream about finding a lost city deep in the jungle, but what he finds will not only change him forever, but will also bring death to a small town. If you have read about "The highway of Tears", this novella might be for you.

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    Ace This IQ Test

      Thomas M. McDade
Ace This IQ Test

Chet has trouble with mom & her boyfriend as well as with kids in the Housing Project where he lives. Things aren't any easier at school. He's devised two plans of escape but just one will work.This is a collection of poems that I have written over the years. There is not one specific topic, it covers many things from Love to Friendship.

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    Poem Bale Two Regarding Horses Fast and Slow

      Thomas M. McDade
Poem Bale Two Regarding Horses Fast and Slow

Thirty-two poems regarding my many years of racetrack experiences and observations.Mark's Mad Phonic Series is a set of graded readers helping children learn to read. The series starts from your child's first words and continues to reading fluency. This is Level 7 Book 2. This book is all about a group of children stuck in a snow storm.Reviewing many parts of the course, particularly S blends.

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    Detailing, An Alzheimer's Tale

      Thomas M. McDade
Detailing, An Alzheimer's Tale

"Detailing" concerns a man going to visit his mother in a nursing home for the first time. He uses many measures to divert his mind from the situation and the guilt that hounds him. He revisits the past throughout his time with his uncommunicative mother.A professional baseball coach, disillusioned and discouraged, receives new hope in an unexpected form.

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