Emancipating Alice by Ada Winder

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Emancipating Alice by Ada Winder

The Indie Book of the Day for 22nd of June, 2013!

Genre: Literary, Women’s Fiction

Now that her husband George is dead, middle-aged homemaker Alice Owens thinks his oppressive reign over her life has ended–but she is wrong. George thwarts her attempts at freedom, mentally and physically, from beyond the grave.

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Homemaker Alice Owens returns from a routine grocery-shopping trip to find her husband George slumped over their kitchen table, as dead as her love for him. Hoping it’s the beginning of bringing her strangled life to an end, she starts preparing for the arrival of her adult children–a daughter who hates her and a needy son–who will inevitably show up for the funeral. But while cleaning out George’s belongings, Alice stumbles across enigmatic documents linking him to an African-American charity and a heinous crime committed over thirty years prior. Alice finds herself grappling not only with memories of her marriage’s turbulent past, but with murder and infidelity from George’s secret double life pushing themselves into her present. Will Alice finally gain the freedom she’s always desired? Or will George’s secrets take her over the edge?

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  • File Size: 398 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480235091
  • Publisher: Poison Arrow Publishing; 1 edition (November 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0B9UIW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Ada Winder schooled in the Midwest and currently lives in California chasing dreams and shadows. She writes literary and women’s fiction–sometimes at the same time.

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The Undiscovered Novelist by Sarah Bridgeton

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The Undiscovered Novelist by Sarah Bridgeton

The Indie Book of the Day for 13th of January, 2013!

Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction

Jordyn Simmons has almost everything she’s ever wanted—a sexy live-in boyfriend, an adorable son, and a finished manuscript she plans to get published. The only thing missing from her life is a relationship with her estranged mother, Debra.

Debra Simmons wants to patch the relationship with her daughter, Jordyn, but is unsure how to proceed. Debra’s previous attempts to reconcile have failed, and Debra has given up hope of seeing Jordyn again.

As Jordyn searches for a publisher for her manuscript, her world collides with Debra’s. And both women are forced to make decisions that could be the cornerstone of their reconciliation.

A novella of 36,000 words. Contains mild language.

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  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087G5YXW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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I never thought I would become a novelist. I’ve always loved books, but in college I majored in Economics. After college, I held a variety of jobs in the insurance and health care industries. 

I left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom seven years later when my daughter was born. When my daughter started preschool, I decided to write a novel. It’s been quite an adventure to turn the stories in my imagination into actual novels.

I currently reside in Tampa with my husband, daughter, and two cats. When I’m not reading, writing, or taking care of my family, I like to exercise. I’m a minimalist, a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and hopelessly addicted to the TV show Dexter. My favorite authors are Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, and Darcie Chan.

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Seeing Through the Eyes of Love by Valarie Lovelight

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Seeing Through the Eyes of Love by Valarie Lovelight

The Indie Book of the Day for 16th of September 2012!

Genre: Contemporary, Women Fiction

RAMONA CARSON is extremely opinionated, even judgmental, especially toward homeless people and those on public assistance. She keeps everyone at a distance with the help of her sarcasm and self-righteous attitude except for LIZ SHELTON, her coworker. While enjoying lunch in the park with Liz, a dirty, smelly homeless man interrupts, asking for food. Talk about treating someone really bad and kicking them when their down. Ramona belittles and insults him, and Liz offers the man an apology for Ramona’s rude behavior.

However, things are about to become interesting. Seeing him over the next few weeks, Ramona engages him in brief conversations, and learns his name is GARY DAVIDSON. From their very first encounter, she has no idea just how much he would affect her world and shatter her preconceived notions. She realizes that her words not only hurt so many people but added to their pain.

They say pride comes before a fall… so, watch out! One afternoon spent in an abandoned lot compels her to reevaluate the morals, values and beliefs she previously prided herself on having. Now she’s forced to see how cruel and hurtful she has been to so many people and ask for forgiveness while finding love for herself. MAYBE.

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  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Valarie Lovelight; 3 edition (May 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008544WUM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Hello and thank you for stopping by and considering my book. I love to write stories that touch upon the human existence and real life in a serious or funny fiction way. This is my first published work, so please rate and write a review if you’ve read the book, or when you’ve finish reading. My writing style varies and includes poetry.

Update – Seeing Through the Eyes of Love is also available in Paperback.

Love is the light that chases away the darkness that fills our hearts. Again, thanks for stopping by.

Valarie Lovelight

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A Whisper to a Scream by Karen Wojcik Berner

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A Whisper to a Scream by Karen Wojcik Berner

The Indie Book of the Day for 6th of August 2012!

Genre: Domestic, Contemporary

She could be your sister, best friend, wife, daughter, neighbor. An overwhelmed stay-at-home mom whose husband is too preoccupied with work to spend time with his family. A PR executive scared to death she waited too long to have the baby she has always wanted. When they meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one’s life is so much better than her own. But, is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence? A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, A Whisper to a Scream speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry. This is the first installment of six novels exploring the lives of The Bibliophiles, a fictional suburban book club.

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  • File Size: 307 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 145659365X
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DQPKSK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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Everyone has a story. When walking past the houses on your block during an after-dinner stroll or driving down a rural road dotted with singular farms, have you ever wondered what was going on inside?

I have always been interested in people’s backstories. How did they get to where they are today? What ramifications does the past have on the present?

So I decided to bring a group of people together, bound only by their love of classic literature, and see what happened.

The result is The Bibliophiles Series, which begins with “A Whisper to a Scream,” the story of Sarah Anderson, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie Jacobs, a PR executive dealing with fertility issues, and continues with each novel devoted to one or two of the Classics Book Club members, including their fearless leader, Edwina Hipplewhite.

I have been a writer/editor for more than twenty-five years, ten of which were spent in editing magazines. A two-time “Folio Magazine” Ozzie Award for Excellence in Magazine Editorial and Design winner, my work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. I have bachelor’s degrees in English with a writing concentration and communications.

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Rock Star’s Girl by J. F. Kristin

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Rock Star's Girl by J. F. Kristin

The Indie Book of the Day for 15th of July 2012!

Genre: Contemporary, Women

Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she’s taken on to keep her business — a popular fashion-snark web site — up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal.

While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it’s a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster — personally and professionally. To save the web site and writing career she’s made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind.

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  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Wally Hood Books & Publishing (July 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ECMJ2G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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J.F. Kristin (Jennifer) has been writing since the day she picked up a navy blue Crayola as a toddler and began scribbling on her parents’ freshly painted white walls. When not writing novels, she writes about both writing and ecommerce, and previously spent a number of years as a freelance promotional writer and web designer for musicians. In the early days of the Web, she ran the Society for Preventing Parents from Naming Their Children Jennifer (SPPNTCJ), a tongue-in-cheek web site that welcomed millions of visitors during its run, received coverage from print, broadcast, and online media, was included in an academic textbook, and was studied on a college course. Her own college studies included completing an honors Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Arts degree in English. She is currently at work on her second novel.

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Armed and Outrageous by Madison Johns

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Armed and Outrageous by Madison Johns

The Indie Book of the Day for 30th June 2012!

Genre: Mystery, Humor

Grandma Mazur meets Murder She Wrote.

Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria’s Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong.

What does a murder that happened forty-three years ago have to do with missing tourist Jennifer Martin? Agnes makes it her personal mission to find out, and she’s not letting the fact she’s seventy-two get in the way. Butting heads with Sheriff Clem Peterson is something she’s accustomed to, but lately Clem seems to be acting even more strange, making Agnes wonder what he may be hiding ala the Martin disappearance.

Agnes’ partner in crime, Eleanor Mason tags along, Watson to her Holmes. Together, they unearth clues. If only Eleanor would behave, as although lovable, she has a knack for getting into trouble by tangling with her rival, Dorothy Alton, or flirting with anyone—male or female—and gossiping! She’s incorrigible, but she does carry a Pink Lady revolver in her purse, one that has proved useful at times.

Life for Agnes and Eleanor is shaken up when Agnes’ former boss and secret crush comes to Tadium. Before long, the lady sleuths have more on their hands to contend with as goons roll into town and bullets begin to fly.

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Armed and Outrageous is a women sleuth mystery that will tickle your funny bones and restore your hope in justice, at least for as long as Grandma Agnes Barton is still around. Madison Johns has a good sense of humor, understanding of the elderly and a vendetta against ill doers – the likes of which can clearly be interpreted from this book.

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  • File Size: 491 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Outrageous Books; 1 edition (April 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z5Y30Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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As a child, Madison Johns preferred to distance herself from other children her age, and had been described as a dreamer. Even as a small child, she remembers staying awake many a night fighting dragons, whisked away to foreign lands, or meeting the man of her dreams. She was a voracious reader of historical romance in her teen years and has always wished to one day journey to England, France, Ireland, and Scotland.

The writing bug bit her at the age of 44 and she pounded out three books since that time. As the publishing climate changed she took a risk and decided to self publish, first a collection of two horror short stories geared for YA, Coffin Tales Season of Death.

Madison’s caring nature had led her to work in the healthcare field, where she was employed as a nursing care assistant at a nursing home, and it was there that she was inspired to write her first mystery, Armed and Outrageous, introducing amateur detective Agnes Barton. The book depicts two elderly ladies digging up clues with enough laugh out loud antics to make James Bond blush.

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