Montgomery House

By Katharine E. Hamilton

Elizabeth Montgomery wishes to honor her grandfather’s memory by moving back to her hometown of Quinton, Georgia, to take care of her grandmother and to remodel their family home. Unfortunately, rumors spread of mysterious happenings haunting the property, and the only contractor willing to take on the project is Jackson Dean, the long lost nephew of her grandmother’s chief enemy.

Jackson Dean moves to Georgia to reignite his family relations, but his work poses a threat to a peaceful transition. He accepts the job on Montgomery House to prove his skills as a contractor, but what he is not expecting are his feelings towards the granddaughter of Sissy Montgomery, and his personal quest to mend more than just the house.

Elizabeth and Jackson must learn to work together on more than just construction, and their hearts must face more than just family prejudice.

Can years of family rivalry truly be forgiven?

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

Forgiveness is a strong tie.

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About the Author

Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events.

Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.

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HOW TO: Stick Your Neighbor

(Without Starting War)

By Earl Chinnici

Looking for a family-friendly card game that will provide hours of entertainment without quarrels or pouting?

This probably isn’t for you!

Actually, the card game called stick your neighbor can provide hours of fun with little to no pouting or fighting so long as all the players understand and agree upon the rules before playing.

That’s where this little book delivers.

Though the rules set forth in this book are by no means “official,” they should help create an environment free of bloodied noses or crumbled cards and pave the way to bliss even in the most dysfunctional of families.

(Disclaimers: Previous statements not based on reality. Results may vary.For entertainment purposes only.Use at your own risk.)

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

The American Civil War is the setting of the previous book, The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoff. The author of HOW TO: Stick Your Neighbor (Without Starting War) hopes to help prevent a repeat of this time in history.

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About the Author

Earl Chinnici was born April 18, 1970 in Miami, Florida. In the summer of 1982 his family relocated to Lake City, Florida.

His first book, “Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You” is an intimate account of his journey to overcome severe tobacco cigarette addiction and also conveys the story of the start of his writing career. He is now working on several fictitious masterpieces as well as additional non-fiction.

Besides writing, Earl Chinnici also owns and operates a remote access computer help desk and consulting service, the website you are now viewing, and is on a team of administrators of a large writers group, especially for independent authors of clean fiction.

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Augment

By Heather Hayden

By Government-enforced mandate, genetic augmentation and implant technology cannot coexist in the same human body. Sixteen year old Viki’s life has depended on her implants since she was five.

Now her implants are failing.

When Viki discovers that the malfunctions are due to illegal augmentation, she is determined to find those responsible. However, Agent Smith of the Search and Retrieval Bureau is also looking for the geneticists who augmented Viki, and his orders are to capture them by any means necessary–even if it requires risking Viki’s life by using her as bait.

Viki’s friend Halle, a rogue AI, is doing its best to help her search, but Halle has its own problems. Agent Smith had been closing in on the AI before being reassigned to Viki’s case, and Smith’s partner is still on the hunt. Searching for the geneticists risks exposing Halle, but Viki and her friend must find them first–they are her only chance for survival.

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

Augment ties into Heart of the Winterland because they both feature non-human best friends.

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About the Author

Heather Hayden lives in three places, sometimes simultaneously. Although her corporeal form is most often found in the beautiful state of Maine, her mind tends to wander in whatever made-up world she’s currently obsessed with, while her emotional core splits itself between loved ones, writing, and a gorgeous red sand beach she can rarely visit but which has been an inspirational place to walk on many an occasion.

Heather loves reading science fiction and fantasy. It should come to no surprise that these are also her favorite genres to write. She tends to lean toward the YA age group, since that’s her preferred reading level. She loves action, well-developed characters, and descriptions that paint a beautiful scene without distracting from the story.

When not lost in the world of words, Heather can be found hanging out with friends and family, playing computer games, and catching up on her favorite shows. Her favorite foods are pizza, onigiri, sushi, ice-cream, and – of course – chocolate.

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Heart of the Winterland

By Kristen Kooistra

The Princess
On her 200th birthday, the enchantment that holds Princess Calisandra in a state of apathy breaks. Full of questions about her kingdom’s history and what lies outside the borders of her snow-cursed kingdom, she leaves home in search of answers.

The Sorceress
Fate has always been against Amee. Orphaned as a baby, she grew up with darkness snuffing out what little light she could find in her life. When her spirit breaks, she sequesters herself in the border forest. Powerful and angry, she waits …

The Guardian
An orb formed to protect Cali, Voice has never had a purpose beyond caring for the princess’s needs. But as she joins Cali on her journey and the spell that confined her breaks, she starts to wonder about her place in the world.

The Captain
Captain Kota, in forced exile from her homeland, swears that never again will she be powerless. Ascending the ranks of the Shayal guard, her latest mission is to find the one who has escaped Duke Bludgaard.

The Fugitive
A desperate search has brought Angel far from her home, but now Captain Kota’s relentless pursuit keeps her from her task. When she crosses paths with a naïve princess and a sage orb, she finds more than she anticipated.

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

Princess Calisandra is the crown princess of her world like Princess Lily from The Firethorn Crown.

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About the Author

Kristen Kooistra fell in love with reading at a young age and never resurfaced. She loved solving mysteries, riding across the prairie, and sailing on the open sea. But her favorite books were those that held the fantastical. So when the time came for her to seriously approach publishing a book, it had to be fantasy!

Living in Michigan (her own winterland) with her husband, three kids, and two cats, she has lots of free time … Okay, so more like she squeezes in writing time late at night when only the cats are awake to pester her.

Tucked into a quiet countryside, Kristen spends most of her time being Mommy. She loves spending time with her family and hopes that her writing will entertain and inspire them as well.

Besides writing, Kristen enjoys reading (of course!), chatting with her writer’s group, sewing, swimming, gardening, and cooking (please no baking!). She also loves doing just about everything with her kids and has come to realize that life is a lot more fun when you see it through the eyes of a child.

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An Arrow In Flight

(Seven Archangels Book 1)

By Jane Lebak

Ever since Adam left the garden, Gabriel has known why humans sometimes act irrationally, and he helps them without hesitation whenever God gives him an assignment. All seven Archangels of the Presence do as much, sometimes even without orders — whether it’s redirecting a lovesick princess, encouraging a terrified hero, or dealing with an amulet-wielding old man who’s compelling an unlikely service from the angel least likely to give it.

But after a brutal attack during one assignment, Gabriel starts getting touchy and harder to deal with. The other angels love him, but it’s been going on for centuries, and he won’t take redirection.

Then God gives Gabriel an assignment that could result in the destruction of Jerusalem, and Gabriel makes the wrong decision.

God forces Gabriel out of Heaven. He’s got one year now to make things right between him and God, except he can’t possibly do enough. He’s isolated from the other angels and being propositioned by demons. Even worse, as Gabriel wanders the Earth trying to change others’ lives for the better, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the one thing he needs to change is the only one he never wanted to risk.

An Arrow In Flight features each of the seven Archangels of the Presence in their own short stories, from Abraham to the fall of Nineveh, all leading up to a long-story crisis that requires each working in unison to help Gabriel when he doesn’t seem to want their help at all.

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

Angels.

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About the Author

jane-lebakJane Lebak talks to angels, cats, and her kids. Only the angels listen to her, but the kids talk back. She lives in the Swamp, writing books and knitting socks, with the occasional foray into violin-playing. You’ll also find her blogging at QueryTracker.net, a resource for writers seeking agents and small publishers.

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