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Koko and Moochee are once again in danger from their old nemesis Stewart. Stewart is fleeing the scene of a robbery when he spots the two dogs being walked. The thief vows to put an end to Koko and Moochee for sending him to prison for two years. The dogs are chased from their home when Stewart and his two bungling henchmen try to abduct them. Koko and Moochee are lost in the woods with no food or shelter and bad men searching for them. The dogs realize the only way they can be safe again is to send Stewart back to prison. But how are they going to capture the thieves and recover the stolen jewels? The dogs are aided by an unexpected friend in the form of a Siamese cat named Tango. Tango finds the dogs amusing and enjoys the excitement from hanging around with Koko and Moochee. The story is an action packed adventure filled with suspense and comic situations.
If you're cooking for a large family and want to make your budget go farther, have eaters with a variety of tastes and preferences, or just want to try recipes that have spices and tastes that are a bit different from the norm, cookbook author Tiffany Moen can help. The mother of eight children, Tiffany spent many years finding and perfecting recipes for her multicultural family. The recipes in this cookbook were created while Tiffany was preparing meals and would find that she was missing an ingredient to a recipe, wanted to improve one she had tried, or she was inspired by something she found on sale at the market. As her children grew, it was up to Tiffany to stretch the dollars and fill the stomachs and that meant fresh food made at home. The result is recipes that create delicious food, happy palates, and the wish that there is enough for leftovers.
Garden Irene McGeeny has a secret. One that she's not supposed to tell anybody. It is that her family lives in an underground castle! She tries to keep her secret, but she mistakenly blurts it out during class--the rest of the students don't believe her. Peter, who becomes an unlikely friend, tries to prove her wrong, which leads Garden to do the unthinkable: take him to her home! Realizing the trouble Garden would be in if her parents find out or if the rest of the kids at school know the truth, Garden and Peter try to keep the secret a secret. Will the rest of the kids find out? Will the truth of Garden's home become known by all?
Winner of two 2013 Indie Next Generation Finalist awards, "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is the story of Flopsy Parker who was dropped off at a North Carolina shelter in the fall of 2010. By 2011, after he had trained his mother Gretta to be his ghost writer, he was inspiring people on Facebook with his message of adoption and helping other rabbits around the world that needed homes. This delightful, heartwarming, and real-life story, as told from Flopsy Parker's point of view, is sure to tweak your bunny bone. "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is a tribute to his life, the people he inspired, and proof that even the smallest of creatures can live the biggest of lives.
Winner of three awards---a 2012 eLit Award, a 2013 Indie Next Generation Award, and a 2013 Living Now award---"Flowing with the Go-A Jiu-Jitsu Journey of the Soul" is the story of one woman's path through grief. For what seemed like a lifetime and probably was, Elena Stowell wandered aimlessly in a personal prison of self-doubt and lack of purpose after her fifteen-year-old daughter Carly died suddenly before her eyes. By some combination of miracle and necessity, she walked into a Seattle area Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym and rolled for the first time in her life. Through that experience and others that followed, Elena discovered the tenets of the martial art form and healing were the same. With a ripping raw honesty and refreshing balance of humor and introspection, Elena's story reminds us to never stop panning for the gold within ourselves.
On his first day in office, Centrist Party President Mike Macdonald is awakened by the words, "Sir, there's been a nuclear explosion." In a nanosecond, his agenda revolving around a carefully crafted financial, economic, and military renewal program for America changes. Millions of American citizens have been slaughtered and displaced. His vice president, former Indiana Governor Bryanna Dudley, is being flown out of DC on Air Force Two and will initiate the rescue and recovery organization from 40,000 feet. Macdonald must hold the government together, but in the midst of dealing with untold aspects of the aftermath and searching for the terrorists responsible, a global currency manipulation begins devaluing the US dollar. As the country's plight rapidly deteriorates, Macdonald creates an international financial scam that must work. Invoking your courage, sense of romance, and fervor for overcoming the malicious, Rude Awakenings gives new meaning to the words "political thriller."
Just thinking about dieting or eating right can feel overwhelming and heavy for most of us, but Dr. Amber French and chef Kari Morris show us that it doesn't have to be. Winner of the 2013 Indie Next Generation Award in the Diet/Nutrition/Food category, "Wellness 100" presents a realistic and optimistic option with simple guidelines and healthy, easy, and delicious recipes that are respectful of busy lifestyles. Plus, the program naturally works to combat diseases of aging such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Can you imagine wanting to eat healthy and enjoying a diet program? With "Wellness 100," you can because it is an attainable lifestyle, not a fad diet. Based on hundreds of studies, research articles, and books by respected authors, the program will teach you how to eat a variety of readily available fresh and colorful foods with the proper amount of carbohydrates and protein for lifelong weight management and better health. "Wellness 100" gets us back to basics, teaching us to make better choices when it comes to our eating habits instead of being lost in a world of confusing food labels and savvy marketing of convenience (processed) foods and fad diets. Shopping, cooking, and eating according to "Wellness 100" guidelines is achievable and rewarding.
When the paths of an old cowboy and two young trespassers---one black and one white---cross, many lives are changed forever. Beauregard Lee Kelso grew up in a time of racial division and rampant prejudice. Now, at an age that is way past retirement, he struggles with decisions of his past that won't allow him peace of mind. Kevin and Leonard are looking for some good fishing in one of the pasture watering holes when they cross onto Kelso's land. This book is the winner of a 2012 Readers' Favorite Honorable mention and a Gold (first place) Award in the 2013 Indie Next Generation Award for First Novel.
Alexandra Peyton is a high school senior with a thousand-year-old admirer with raven hair, brooding azure eyes, and a ten-foot wing span. As if that isn't complicated enough, Alexandra is now in possession of her dead uncle's journal in which he raves about meeting the devil during his service in Europe during the final days of World War II. A voodoo priestess is convinced that the journal will help her conjure up the devil, so she has sent a vicious wolf man to get the journal back at all costs. Life-threatening danger and falling in love with a time-walker are thrown into the already confusing life of a high school senior, putting Alexandra on the edge of precipice from which she might not return.
By the time he was fourteen, Clayton Curtis realized his whole life would be boring. Living in a middle-of-nowhere piece of the country would have been boring enough, but it was also the land that time forgot. Due to inherit the family home passed down through many generations, Clayton felt doomed to a life in the stone age. Everything changed when a new subdivision was built a mile from his house. With scrap wood, he and his friends built a large tree house complex. From high in the tree, they saw a glowing faraway field one night and were determined to find out what it was. What they discovered there was beyond epically wonderful, and the boys knew it must be kept a secret. They quickly became obsessed with going to see it often, even though being there was changing them and herding them toward a decision they didn't want to make. They would soon either have to be willing to do whatever was necessary to keep the secret or never go there again.
Lily Strykes is a typical teenage girl, who, along with her mother and younger sister, settles into a comfortably predictable lifestyle in the quiet little town of Niceville, Florida. But hidden in their past is something dark. A fun night out with friends takes an unexpected and terrifying turn as her previous life quickly catches up to her. Lily's routine but peaceful existence, as well as those of her family and friends, is turned upside down in a matter of hours when a figure from her violent past suddenly returns.
Kalvin the Kudzu Monster lives in the forests of North Georgia where he and his friends work together to protect the forest and woodland creatures from natural disasters, sinister gangsters, and evil creatures that want to take over the forest. It's a tough job because there is always something or someone wanting to mess with their peaceful forest and the creatures who live there. But Kalvin and his friends are up to the task, even though at times, the challenges are harrowing, and their success is uncertain.
A broken promise from their school days at Spelman College takes three successful friends in Atlanta to unexpected and unplanned for destinations as their personal demons drastically alter their friendship and their destinies. The first friend leads a secret life of multiple personas that allows her to escape her own reality and ease into a life of deception long before her true identity is discovered. At the pinnacle of her career, the second friend is self-driven, sexually suppressed, and highly explosive . . . blowing up at anyone that crosses her path. Her domineering ambition drives her into a collision course with herself and steers her in an unexpected direction that becomes life-altering. The third friend is a single mother seeking refuge from a regretful past that has finally caught up with her present. Just when she thinks her future is solid, it begins to crumble as her fate is altered by a past romance which resurfaces . . . resulting in an unexpected resolution. What does it all mean for their friendship and are they all headed on a collision course with disaster?
Have you ever felt as though you have known someone forever when you actually just met? Or felt a connection with your child or spouse that has an effortless, timeless quality? Together Again is the true story of such a soul connection between mother and daughter. Their story spans heaven and earth and thousands of miles as the two souls are reunited through the miracle of adoption. Their journey is spiritual as well as physical. The story is told from the child's perspective: Do you remember where you lived before you were born? I do! I once live in heaven with my mommy and other people I love; then I was born in China. My mommy searched for me, found me across the ocean, and adopted me. From heaven to China to America ---we are together again! Author, Laurie Stephens is a writer, dreamer, and a mom who loves laughter and this spiritual journey known as life. She works in the field of non-profit fundraising and marketing. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Laurie currently resides in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, with her two incredible daughters.
Meticulously trained to be a merciless fighting machine from a young age, Alexia, a startling teen with electrifying violet eyes and a stealthy mercenary mind, now faces her destiny to lead an army through its final stages of world domination. Meanwhile, Matthew, mastermind of the Long War and her overloard, in his bloodlust to fulfill his self-appointed destiny, overlooks a key fray in the rope: the rebellious nature of a teenager.
Bonnie the Honeybee is blue because she would rather be a beautiful butterfly. With Mama Bee's help, Bonnie discovers that beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes. Author Lori K. Lee uses this adorable character to help children understand that we are all different yet beautiful and special in our very own way.
Is it a struggle to get your kids to eat healthy, want to be active, and get outside for fresh air and exercise? Then introduce them to Eartha! Winner of a 2012 Moonbeam Bhildren's Book Award, "Eartha Gets Well" is a story about a little girl who never exercised, didn't like vegetables, and was always sick. Eartha learns how to make herself, her family, and the Earth feel better! Throughout her adventure, she realizes that she can be healthy and happy by making a few simple changes. When she realizes how easy and fun it is, she wants to tell everybody!
When Caleb Williamson, a career officer with the CIA, disappears, officials are left wondering whether he is a spy who has defected or the victim of a crime. Meanwhile, Williamson's friend, FBI agent Tyler Bannister, is focused on catching an extortionist who has threatened to unleash a biological poison if a multimillion dollar demand is not met. When Williamson turns up dead alongside the corpses of two women near a northern Virginia highway, Bannister is assigned to a task force to identify what looks to be a cunning serial killer. While Bannister becomes obsessed with finding the murderer before he strikes again, a fourth body is discovered. The stakes become more personal when the killer targets Bannister's new love interest.
"We don't manufacture cures. We manufacture dependencies." So says the head pharmaceutical lobbyist to the majority leader of the United States Senate. Soon after that utterance, a miracle-cure cancer drug is rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration because of purported side effects.A first-year senator, Roanne Dalton senses illegal activity in her own party, but is powerless to act on her own. Instead, she seeks an objective investigator and turns to the well-respected and savvy Washington Daily Star reporter Laura Wolfe. Senator Dalton and Laura suspect a Capitol Hill conspiracy with horrific consequences--keeping this anxiously awaited drug away from the American people--a conspiracy of greed and deceit that, without warning, turns deadly. Senate Cloakroom Cabal is the second installment in the thrilling Laura Wolfe series, following Death of an Intern.
Winner of a Finalist Award in the Mystery Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, this riveting, suspenseful novel is an introduction to Donaldson's Laura Wolfe series. Wolfe, a tenacious beat reporter for The Washington Star, tracks a D.C serial killer who butchers pregnant women and steals their fetuses, dumping the naked bodies with no identification in an obscure part of the city. When Laura is shown the body of victim number two, she recognizes her as someone named Janet who she had met at a reception for the Vice President of the United States. The victim is quickly identified as Janet Rausch, and Laura begins digging into her background. When the public Janet does not match with the private one, Laura begins to question whether there may have been more to Janet's death than being a serial killing victim. The mounting evidence Laura accumulates stimulates her inquisitive mind into believing Janet's murder was planned. Yet she is the only one to believe that theory. Her startling revelation confounds both her lawyer husband and her bestfriend, Max Walsh, Captain of Homicide for the Washington MPD. Laura persists anyway and goes from the dirty back streets of D.C. to the nation's capital, to the Virginia suburbs, and into the polished halls of political Washington, as the public is terrorized by a third murder, very much like the previous two.
Caterwaul the cat jumps from the frying pan into the fire when he escapes the clutches of the Witch of Red Moon Forest and moves in with the aging Queen Druciah, thinking he has finally found a home. Things seem pretty good until he discovers that there is one small catch: Caterwaul must find the queen a pure white female cat and use his magic to help her learn the long-forgotten recipe for Feline Pie. Because he yearns for a home of his own, Caterwaul takes on the challenge that throws him into messes with militant frogs, feline mobsters, wicked hunters, corrupt police constables, and giant snapping turtles. Does Caterwaul succeed. . .and does he turn over a pure white female cat to Druciah for her wicked plans?
While Bearful Bear goes about another day in the forest, he wonders whether he can learn to move like all of the animals around him. Every creature he encounters shares how they move, and then Bearful has the opportunity to practice his new skill. Children will learn how to fly, gallop, hop, and more with this rhythmic, rhyming tale about an inquisitive bear whose animal friends teach him to move in many new ways. These catchy how-to's not only encourage movement by the reader, but also encourage language development and outright fun!
If you're alive, you're aging . . . but You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit smashes senior living stereotypes! Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne'er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they live through one puzzling "Golden Year." A surprise visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend's romantic disasters, and the death of a parent all combine with daily life--laundry, scones, senior sex--to create one walloping, raucous read. Loquacious pets--critics and alter egos--offer a rich counterpoint to the human dramas affecting their lives. Unfiltered and compelling, this entertaining saga provides readers of all ages with a new and positive view of growing older.
Darling is a young reindoe who lives at the North Pole. When Santa is worried about all the planes in the air and whether or not they will see his reindeer and sleigh, Darling the Curly Tailed Reindoe comes to the rescue. Because of the sparkling pail that hangs from the curl in her tail, Darling joins Santa Claus and his reindeer as they fly through the sky on Christmas Eve. It's a night full of adventures for young Darling but the long night has a very happy ending. This delightful Christmas story is a follow-up to Daling the Curly Tailed Reindoe, the first in this series by author Cheryl Campbell. In her second book about this beloved character, the author provides a story that will have youngsters wide-eyed with anticipation as Darling has an adventurous Christmas Eve.
The Four Princesses shares an exciting story about Grace, Faith, Joy and Hope. These princesses, daughters of the Great King, discover they were each created with a gift to be used for His purpose. Read along as the King's plan unfolds to free His people from the evil Prince Fear who has held their village captive for too long. The four princesses will use their gifts to change the lives of every person they come in contact with. Will the difference in the hearts of the Milkman, Baker and the Butcher be enough to reveal the truth to the townspeople and free this whole community? Will they realize the King has a plan and purpose for each of them as well? The Four Princesses will reveal that our King has placed gifts within each of us to be used for His purposes. When we use our gifts daily, we can change the hearts of many.