Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens

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Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens
Genre – Poetry, humor, inspirational
Page Count – 80 pages
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Lines by Leon is an eclectic mix of poetry, prose, and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, human behavior, and environment in both humorous and thought-provoking ways. The author invites his readers to laugh, think, cry, and meditate on the wide variety of topics. Scattered throughout the book are sketches of various subjects, many that relate to the poems and stories they illustrate; others speak for themselves.

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 Leon Stevens is an author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, a book of original classical guitar compositions, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs

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Jeremy Full of Grace by Greta Cribbs
Genre – Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Post-apocalyptic
Eight years after a plague killed most of the world’s population, leaving the survivors barren, midwife Leslie travels the countryside in search of some sign that humanity may still have a future. She never expected that sign to take the form of Jeremy, a seventeen-year-old Catholic boy who claims to have been impregnated following what he believes was a visitation from the Virgin Mary.
Leslie, an agnostic, is skeptical of his story, but cannot deny what the physical evidence and her trained eye are telling her: that Jeremy is indeed carrying a child inside his body. Questions abound over whether Jeremy’s version of events is true, but even as Leslie grapples with her own conflicting feelings about faith, she knows that first and foremost she has a duty to perform: ensuring the safe birth of this child who may well be final hope of the doomed human race

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Greta Cribbs wrote her first poem at the age of nine and made her first stab at writing a book at twelve. Since then she has published six books, beginning with Amelia’s Children in 2015. When she’s not writing she teaches exercise classes at her local YMCA and enjoys reading, singing karaoke, studying Spanish, and taking ballet classes. She is an admin of the Facebook group the Fantasy and Sci-fi Readers’ Secret Lair where you can connect with her to discuss all things geek and have some good nerdy fun.

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by KL Montgomery Author
Genre – Cozy mystery, Christian mystery/suspense, clean/wholesome
Despite having no prior sleuthing experience, Sunshine feels uniquely qualified due to her ninja YA librarian skills and all those Nancy Drew books she read as a kid. With the help of children’s librarian Molly Simmons and cataloguer Evangeline Dupree, Sunshine and her colleagues scour Bryce Beach for suspects, clues, and the stolen treasure.
Can she and her squad recover the proceeds from the library’s annual fundraising gala and Bryce Beach’s most priceless historical artifact, the Bible with the town’s founding fathers’ signatures?
But here’s the most vexing question of all: could one of Sunshine’s colleagues be a backstabbing traitor out to destroy the library? As Sunshine always says, “Jesus, take the wheel!”
Join Sunshine and her fellow librarians on their adventure to find the stolen treasure and save the Bryce Beach Public Library. Scroll up and one-click this cozy Christian mystery today!
Betrayal at the Beach is the first book in the Dangerous Curves cozy Christian mystery series, set in the fictional small town of Bryce Beach. YA librarian and amateur sleuth Sunshine Baker, who hates her name and can’t even bake an edible muffin, always manages to put the puzzle together just in time to avoid disaster! Join this curvy redheaded librarian on her quest to keep Bryce Beach safe…and well-read, of course.

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K.L. Montgomery writes #bodypositive sweet romance, romcom and cozy mystery. A librarian in a former life, she now works as an editor and runs the 5000-member Indie Author Support group on Facebook in addition to publishing under two names.

 

Though she remains a Hoosier at heart, K.L. shares her coastal Delaware home with some furry creatures and her husband, who is on the furry side as well. She has an undying love for her three sons, Broadway musicals, the beach, Seinfeld, the color teal, IU basketball, paisleys, and dark chocolate.

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer

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Everything, Somewhere by David Kummer
Genre – Young Adult, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction
Page Count – 424 pages
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“Little Rush is a sleepy town on the Ohio River. Bruce Michaels is a renowned Hollywood actor. The two should never cross paths, yet one summer everything changes. The actor, haunted by demons, chasing a ghost. The town, unaware. Until the two collide.
Hudson, Willow, and Mason are high school seniors with very different upbringings, but all on the verge of adulthood. As the sun sets on their final summer, questions abound. Will they ever leave the town? Is there a future here? As their plans waver, time is running out.
The struggle of mental illness.
As he loses his friends and sinks deeper into depression, Hudson forms an unlikely bond with the actor, Bruce Michaels. But the old man is a ticking time bomb. As Hudson relies on him more, the danger to them both grows.
When dark secrets are revealed, Hudson must confront the truth about his idol and himself. Bruce Michaels isn’t who he seems. Hudson is nearly lost. And in the end, they may be more similar than different.
The search for meaning.
Different paths, converging in a web of alcohol, fights, and romance. Worlds collide one summer in Anywhere, USA. The question is who will make it through.
EVERYTHING, SOMEWHERE is an ambitious, sprawling look at the stories, people, and places forming the nuanced landscape of rural America.”

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David Kummer is a young author who grew up in Madison, a small, southern Indiana rivertown. He grew up in a large household with many siblings and studied English and Education at Hanover College. David has written books in multiple genres with many of the settings and characters influenced by Madison. When not writing, he enjoys listening to indie rock and watching sports, as well as spending time with family and friends.

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Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen

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Flowers in December by Jane Suen Author
Genre – Coming of Age fiction, Small Town and Rural fiction, Inspirational fiction
Listening Length – 2 hours and 21 minutes
Narrated by: Rich Miller
Connor Norton returns to his hometown, following the death of his mother, knowing that he will have to confront personal feelings of guilt and regret. It is a place he has barely set foot in for the past 20 years.
Caught in the period of his life where the vibrancy of youth has diminished and the prospect of becoming middle-aged is looming, Connor finds that he is suddenly alone in the world and must somehow reshape his future and face his own mortality.
With only Tom, the family’s orange tabby cat, as his constant companion, he considers new possibilities and new directions. But will Connor be able to lay the ghosts of his past to rest? And will his return later, to the place he once called home, be enough to let him break free from the remorse which he has carried since he was 18?
In this tender, heartwarming portrait of a man who finds himself trapped between his past, his present and the future, where will this new journey lead Connor and what will the future hold when he gets there?

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Jane Suen is an award-winning author who writes mysteries and crime fiction, sci-fi thrillers, contemporary fiction, sweet romance, and short stories. 

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith

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Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through the Old Yard by Stuart Ledwith
Genre – Historical, Inspirational
Page Count – 187 Pages
Cover Designer – Tom Clasper
Since I have devoted so much time writing such serious works as, “John the Baptist: As His Soul Remembers” and “The History of the Universe: As My Soul and I Remember,” I felt the need to write something much lighter in nature.This book resulted directly from my walks through Riverside Cemetery which surrounds the “Old Yard”, the burial place of the founders of Baldwinsville, New York, the town in which I reside. All of the ‘soul’ or if you prefer, ‘ghost’ stories take place in the early to mid 1800s, around the time when the graveyard opened. It was a time when folks were coming from all parts of the world to find their American dream. This book contains many of them.The first twelve chapters are their stories. Chapter 13½ is mine. I’m not superstitious… 9¾ was already taken. This cemetery is important to me in another way. It is our plan that my wife, Carol, and myself will be buried here and I plan to talk to anyone who walks by me. Enjoy!

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I have always enjoyed speaking with souls and writing their stories for those wishing to read them. In these times of Covid 19 restrictions I have been walking through my favorite cemetery because it is “The Road Less Travelled” in these times of infection and social distancing. Yes, I wear a mask when live humans walk close to me, however, most of the ‘friends’ with whom I speak are not prone to infection or disease any more.

The History of the Universe: As My Soul and I Remember by Stuart Ledwith, PhD

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The History of the Universe: As My Soul and I Remember by Stuart Ledwith, PhD
Genre – Inspirational
Page Count – 211 pages
Cover Designer – Tom Clasper
This book began long ago, long before I knew I was going to write it. It began as this universe spewed forth from the immense black hole expelling it. Great souls were involved in shaping its dimension and its destiny to grow, evolve and become as the creator souls intended.
The human me came into existence at the end of the seventieth week of Daniel the prophet in the old testament. My soul had lived here in many human lifetimes before choosing to live with me. I have written this book to honor my soul Edouard, his eternal family and the founders of this universe.
I have been remarkedly blessed to be a part of the unveiling of this wonderful new information about the souls involved in the birth and formation of this universe. Enjoy their words, their existences, their eternal, unconditional love.

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie

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Genre – Inspirational Nonfiction

Page Count – 200 Pages

Cover Designer – Harris Channing

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Everyday Enchantments is a love letter to the magic of everyday life, the sweet moments and the profound that we often overlook in our hurry to get from one place to the next.

What if we had the power to unplug from our daily hustle and bustle and conjure a more profound way of living rooted in natural mysticism?

We do. All it takes is the whispered wish for more everyday enchantment breathed onto a dandelion head. This collection of essays reminds us to escape into the ordinary, find beauty in a simple cup of tea or rereading a beloved novel—and joyfully let our world turn upside down when synchronicity strikes in the form of wrong turns down forgotten lanes and unexpected midnight conversations with the moon.

This book is a study in what it means to live deliciously, joyfully, and magically. And it’s an invitation to conjure your own bliss—-because let’s face it: we could all use a little more magic in our lives.

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Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, writer, and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments, published through Moon Books, will be released in October of 2018. Her blogging life started as a year-long journey to write her back into happy, healthy, and whole through daily posts about life’s simple pleasures, everyday magic, and radical self-care. That year-long experiment turned into a lifestyle, a book, and her ongoing blog, Enchantment Learning & Living. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com. And don’t forget to follow her on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for regular inspiration on magical living.

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John the Baptist: As His Soul Remembers by Stuart Ledwith

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John the Baptist: As His Soul Remembers by Stuart Ledwith

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PAGE COUNT – 228 pages

Genre – Non-fiction, Inspirational

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Welcome to the life and times of John the Baptist, a Messiah, a prophet, a healer, a baptizer, a loner, a lover, a bringer of great news to the Jewish people and all others who listened. This is in no way a religious book. It is writen to clarify his life, his thought, his feelings and to set right a few wrongs.

Edouard, the philosopher, believes humans will always try to take over the things of souls and the things of God and when they do they misuse the word of God to fit their own needs for power and control. Edouard’s message was to listen to the word of God, love God as God loves you, live unconditional love, all are created equal.

In his lifetime there were no people in power willing to listen to him or his message. The mangods conspired to eliminate him. He died on the whim of a dancing girl who wanted his head on a platter.

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On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life by Heidi Herman

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On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life by Heidi Herman
Genre – Non-Fiction, Retirement, Aging, Self-Help, Motivational
Page Count – 246 Pages
Cover Designer – Kelly A. Martin, KAM Design
Carry on, keep doing what you’re doing, forge ahead, and keep moving. Icelanders have a saying for it: Áfram með Smjörið – on with the butter!

If you’re looking for new ways to add zest to your life or have free time in retirement, this book offers a wide variety of activities and challenges, along with inspiring and heartwarming stories. Discover ways to explore, play, take, chances, try new things, make a difference, and have more fun in life. You’re the activities director, and On with the Butter! is your guidebook.

As we get older, it’s easy to become consumed with our health and taking care of ourselves. We may change our diet, take prescriptions to treat medical conditions, and focus more on physical fitness. But while we’re working so hard to increase our life span, what are we doing to appreciate and make the most of that time? Those are the questions On with the Butter invites us to entertain.

So keep moving, keep doing, and keep spreading more living onto everyday life. After all, everything’s better with butter.

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Heidi Herman was born and raised in Central Illinois, but her passion and a common theme in her writing is her Icelandic heritage. After a 30-year career in business, where she authored magazine articles, white papers, and technical assessment reports, Heidi turned to fiction writing full-time, inspired by her mother’s example. In the winter of 2012, her mother, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman, published a childhood memoir, which featured some of Iceland’s folklore. Heidi was immersed in childhood memories of the Scandinavian legends, lore, and imaginative stories. The myth of Iceland’s troll-like Christmas characters – Jólasveinar – sparked the imagination of many readers and led to Heidi writing her first book, “The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads.”

It was followed by two more books on Icelandic folklore: “The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales” and “The Icelandic Yule Lads Mayhem at the North Pole.” In 2017, she co-authored and Icelandic cookbook, “Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for American Kitchens” with her mother, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman, which won a US category in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards that year. Heidi published her debut novel, “Her Viking Heart”, in 2018 and it was named the 2018 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Gold Winner – Romance Category.

Her newest work, “On with The Butter: Spread More Living onto Everyday Life” was inspired when Heidi worked to complete her mother’s final work, “Never Too Late.” Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman (1925-2019) was 94 years old and had completed a year of new experiences to prove a person is never too old to enjoy life. That message, along with her mother’s example, led Heidi to write this new motivational book with ideas and encouragement on how anyone can find those activities and experiences.

Heidi currently lives in South Dakota but snowbirds south in the winter to Arizona. In addition to writing, she loves Scandinavian festivals, cooking, photography, travel, and exploring the outdoors. She is a member of the Women Fiction Writers Association and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

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