There Is A Reaper

Losing a Child to Cancer

By Michael Lynes

Five-year-old Christopher Aaron has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarre new world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher’s intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Childhood cancer ties this book to the one previously featured.

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About the Author

michael-lynesMichael Lynes is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several startup ventures.

He enjoys dry red wine and the occasional single malt scotch. When not occupied with arcane engineering projects, he spends his time playing with his two grandchildren, baking bread, feeding seasoned hardwood into his ancient Timberline woodstove, working on his various cars, birdwatching, and taking amateur photographs.

His current menagerie includes one short-haired turtle shell cat and a pair of actual turtles.

Mr. Lynes was awarded a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and currently works as an embedded software engineer.

He has a consuming interest in the science of emotion as promulgated by Dr. Paul Ekman and has made a comprehensive study of his Face and Emotion courses.

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I Am Sarge

(The Dachshund Escapades Book 1)

By Mavis Duke Hinton

“I am Sarge the super dog, named after my Papa Duke, who was a sergeant in the Army—and I am very proud of my special name. I was a scared little puppy when Mama and Daddy adopted me at eight weeks of age, but quite a handsome and intelligent dachshund now.”

“I’m known as a chow hound extraordinaire, and believe me, I have earned the title! Papa calls me his granddawg, and I know I’ll do great and mighty things someday. Grandma says I’m not only a granddawg, but also a grand dog. Daddy and mama love me, and inside my home is all the warmth, fun, laughter, and love that I could ever want or need. The only thing lacking is people food. I never get enough of that, but don’t blame a dawg for trying. I also do my best to protect them, but Mama says I’m too loud. (Isn’t that the point of barking—to be heard??)

“Papa thinks like I do, a remarkable ability for a human. So does his buddy, Sellars—both of them are chow hounds like me, and they sometimes sneak me some good food when no one is looking. That makes me feel loved. I have lived through some zany times in this family–I even saved Papa’s life when he was attacked . . . by a fence. Such experiences only seem to happen to Papa.

“All in all, my humans are tricky to figure out, ‘cause they don’t always say what they mean—but I can handle them. After all, I AM SARGE.”

A heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

These are both stories about dogs, although mine is from first person POV by Sarge; the titles are the same except for the names, and both are heartwarming, family-friendly tales.

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Mavis Duke HintonIn her 23-year career as an English teacher, Mavis Duke Hinton taught all levels of English and related subjects, with the final five years online to students across the USA and several foreign countries, retiring in 2013. She grew up in a military family and lived in several U.S. states as well as Europe during her childhood. Ms. Hinton has also been an editor for Christian and secular organizations, including Liberty University and the North Carolina State Budget, as well as a police officer. She has taught Bible studies to all ages, from preschool children to adult women, and has spoken in both educational conferences and women’s groups from time to time.

Married for forty-five years to Clark, a retired science teacher, they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Currently, she spends much of her time writing and marketing her books and also enjoys being involved in church activities. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking, and stimulating conversation. The Hintons now live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and Ms. Hinton especially enjoys time with her friends and family, delighting in being a grandmother.

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Cora and the Nurse Dragon

By H. L. Burke

Cora’s a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys “egg packs” at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Cora and the Nurse Dragon is ALL about the dragons. Big ones, little ones, friendly ones, fierce ones. DRAGONS!

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H L BurkeBorn in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.

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Collision

(Trial Bay series Book 1)

By PJ Byer

Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol.

Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening.

What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery?

Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Collision ties well to the previous book listing, Juliet’s Journey by Kathy Gates, because the main characters in both novels suffer the loss of their mother.

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P J ByerPJ Byer is a Young Adult writer. She began to write the day after retiring from English, History and Drama teaching, inspired by the stories of Trial Bay gaol. PJ and her family holidayed at beautiful Trial Bay north of Kempsey, on the Australian mid-north coast, in the shadow of the ruins of the gaol where hundreds of World War One Germans had been interned.

PJ is married with two adult daughters, and lives on the Central Coast near the beach, an hour north of Sydney. Her interests include bushwalking, stand-up paddle boarding, theatre, music and singing, as well as volunteering for ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity.

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Shadow of Shame

Shadow of Shame: Book One of the Shadow series

By Barbara Goss

Jonas Armstrong’s sordid past forces him into a reclusive lifestyle.

But, when Ivy Jeffries falls hopelessly in love with him, he is forced to turn her against him to protect her pristine reputation—even though he wants nothing more in life than a relationship with her. Will he find a way to leave his past behind him and move forward with his life? How can he stop the enemy who is blackmailing him, and threatening to blacken his name further?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Shadow of Shame ties into Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You because there are all sorts of addictions: overeating, drinking, drugs, sex, just to name a few. Addictions are not easy to break, and we need loved ones who care to help us. In Shadow of Shame, my hero is an eighteen-year-old who is “sowing his oats.” He broke away from God and the church with this behavior. He soon learns he now has to pay a penalty for his behavior and he feels his life is ruined. He gets himself right with God, but not with himself. He feels the guilt as a heavy burden that he must carry. He becomes a near recluse for five years until loved ones finally are able to break through his barrier of guilt. Guilt of this type is an addiction. When the woman he loves is in danger, he is forced to leave his comfort zone of five years to rescue her.

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About the Author

Barbara Goss

Barbara Masci Goss is now just Barbara Goss. Barbara Goss lives in Western New York State.

Fleming Revel published Forbidden Legacy, Captured Heart, Dangerous Illusions, and Stolen Heritage in the 90’s. After obtaining the book rights she converted them into EBooks. They are ageless stories that are begging to be read again and again.

The books have plenty of Indians, kidnappings, danger, peril, mystery, and romance to keep you turning the pages. Recently, she has written six more exciting westerns: Silent Love, The Romantic Ruse, Temptation by Moonlight, and the Hearts of Hays series: Dangerous Illusions, The Final Vow, The Kissing Bridge, and Drawn from Darkness.

Barbara’s greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure and her books are always clean.

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