Movie Dynasty Princesses: Irene Mayer Selznick and Edith Mayer Goetz
The fascinating lives of celebrated Broadway producer Irene Mayer Selznick (“A Streetcar Named Desire”; “The Chalk Garden”), and leading socialite Edith Mayer Goetz, are explored in this revealing double bio. As the daughters of iconic MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, they were Hollywood royalty. Through their marriages to high profile film producers — Irene to David O. Selznick (“Gone with the Wind”) and Edith to future Universal mogul William Goetz — the sisters each carved out her own distinctive niche in Hollywood.
My name is Cody Lakin and I am a freelance journalist and movie reviewer, and a twice-published author. Fairlane Road is my second novel. Fairlane Road was recently named a Finalist under the Visionary Fiction category in American Book Fest’s Best Book Awards of 2017.
You can’t hide from magic when it’s in your blood ….
When Allaigna was seven she almost sang her baby brother to sleep — forever. She may be heir to neither her mother’s titles nor her secrets, but she has inherited her grandmother’s dangerous talent for singing music into magic.
Allaigna’s Song: Overture is a love story, a family saga, and a coming-of-age novel that braids together the stories of daughter, mother, and grandmother into a rich and deftly-woven narrative.
“Magically unputdownable” – C.C. Humphreys
JM Landels is an equestrian swordswoman, artist, and editor based out of Richmond BC.
The Lion of Ackbarr
A girl fights to contain her inner beast. “Primal forest, dim light and the muscular grace of a large predator sliding through the undergrowth. Mika twitched, caught up in her dream. Gnats swarmed above the moss coated pools. The crashing of beasts in the distance and the humming of bees. She threaded her way through, blinking in the green light.” Fifteen year old Mika is to be married to a foreign boy she has only met once, despite her family mourning the recent disappearance of her twin brother, Kaylan. Forced to live in a strange land far from her home in Cassai, she is resigned to her life as a lady until the day she discovers her new family dead around her. Mika escapes and disguises herself to travel to Ackbarr, struggling to deal with her strange changing as she attempts to find her brother.
Trying to escape the oppression leading him to drinking, drugs, and despair, 22-year-old William James rejects a teaching position offer at a prestigious Buffalo high school and moves to Mexico to find freedom in its beaches, mountains, and culture.
But soon, this freedom becomes oppressive as well as William finds himself unable to avoid the pull of the wild party scene in the small town of Lila where he lives. He continues a downward spiral until he meets a complex and compassionate Mexican woman whose love inspires him to face the question he’s been avoiding: Is this trip a desperate search for life or a slow death?
A dark but humorous coming-of-age novel, UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN explores many of the questions that haunt young people searching for love and their place in this world, and offers a poetic look at the raw beauty and healing power of Mexico.
John F Lavelle
Oreads (Or-e-ads) is a touching and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Lyrical, emotionally charged, moving and heart breaking. Oreads is an excellent story and an important one. This novel does for Vietnam War era Appalachia what Thomas Hardy did for Victorian England with Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Lavelle’s first novel explores gender roles, sexuality, and Appalachian regional influences, from setting to socioeconomic determinism. In Greek mythology an Oread is a mountain nymph, so Lavelle’s title, Oreads, emphasizes the powerful connection between the protagonist, Cassie Wolphe, and her mountainous environment.
“Oreads guides readers through a treacherous path of inevitable heartbreak and willful resilience in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.” Jason Mark Harris—Appalachian Journal
“Author John F. Lavelle’s Oreads is a compelling, creative, and original novel that is certain to be an enduringly popular and very highly recommended addition to community library collections.”—Midwest Book Review—The Fiction Shelf
Reality: Part 1 of Mental Damnation
A military dictatorship, politically-driven gangs and their guardians infected and on a hunt for her, Krista has limited options for survival: Does she fend for her life in the City of Renascence, or risk leaving everything behind and enter the uncharted realm of the underworld?
N.A. Le Brun
Between 1972 and 1993 the Global Sector Council forced single mothers to have abortions.When those babies were aborted, their souls were stolen and attached to lab made children. Those children, together with a group known as the Rebellion are now fighting back. Freya ‘Freddie’ Faith Raner takes us on a whirlwind adventure as she and her soul sister search for their soul mother, look to over throw the global government, and make friends, and enemies, along the way. A dystopian novel set in a parallel universe which split from our own timeline in the aftermath of the Second World War. Utopia isn’t all that it seems, in a world where religion has been abolished, LGBT people have rights the world over, and food, shelter, and education are taken as given.
I write clean romance, romantic/suspense, and suspense. I’m an avid tennis fanatic and addicted to bottled tea. My latest release is a Kindle Suspense/Sci-Fi/Romance titled, A Body Resurrected.
This is author Tia Lee. I am a self-published author and live in one of the most humid places in the USA: Houston, TX, but I love it here (sans the humidity of course.). My debut novel is Vermilion Tears. It is a Victorian gothic paranormal, that starts with a normal girl, until vampires, werewolves, and witches show up. I absolutely loved writing this book and it will always be my book baby. I am currently writing a novel about a self-absorbed mob wife, who has aspirations of being at the top herself. Not sure when it will be out yet.
Dale E. Lehman
Dale E. Lehman is a veteran software developer, writer, amateur astronomer, and bonsai artist in training. He is the author of the Howard County Mysteries series (“The Fibonacci Murders,” “True Death,” and “Ice on the Bay”). His writing has also appeared in “Sky & Telescope” and in a couple of software development journals. With his wife Kathleen he owns and operates One Voice Press and Serpent Cliff. They have five children, five grandchildren, and two feisty cats. He is currently at work on a science fiction/humor novel, a crime/humor novel, and HCM #4.
Dale’s Howard County Mystery novels are available in print, epub, and Kindle editions at http://serpentcliff.com/authors/dalelehman, in Kindle editions at Amazon.com, and in print and epub editions at BarnesAndNoble.com. “Ice on the Bay,” was co-authored by his wife Kathleen, who will be co-authoring HCM #4, too.
hi, I am Leo. I am 50 years of age and live in Bristol in the UK with my girlfriend of 30 years and our cat Archimedes. I don’t eat meat and adore all animals especially the feline of the species. I suffer with extreme emotional distress disorder and rapid cycling bipolar disorder and find my writing/drawing/reading very therapeutic. I write Fantasy and Fiction novels. The genre is very much Fighting Fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons but, novels not RPG’s. Kandor The Warrior is the first in a saga I am working on. The sequel is half done. In his quest for justice and peace, faced with incredible odds and with time running out, only Kandor has the ability to stop Morgana’s plan to take Cerminian for herself and bring with it the Kingdom’s inevitable destruction. I also write poetry and currently working on an illustrated poetry book. I love nature and strongly believe that All life is precious. All humans; all life; are connected regardless of nationality, religion, colour, creed or persuasion. I also believe that all chaos is by design.
Audrey N Lewis
Everybody has a story…These are ours – Family relationships. Friendships. Finding our Place. This collection is a series of narratives exploring events, experiences, and memories. Each short work, while unique, brings the reader in touch with the inner monologue of the characters bringing their reality to life. Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Daughter, Son, Wife, and Husband – this book pulls together seven independent stories into a compelling, and thought-provoking anthology. Audrey Lewis enjoys time with her family, working on furniture restoration, finding vintage treasures, a good game of scrabble. Nature tends to dictate some of her interests. She’s a beekeeper, vegetable gardener, and capture the world through a lens. When the day finally winds down, she turns on her laptop and writes. Writing has provided her an additional creative outlet which she now is able to further explore after 25 years of running an International non-for-profit.
Have you ever had a dream you couldn’t shake? It got under you skin and followed you through the rest of your day. Maybe it returned the next night, or even years later. That’s the story of my writing career. Literature has always been an important part of my life, whether as a reader or a writer. I particularly love clean young adult stories with at least a touch (or more) of magic and romance, which also happens to be what I write. Between writing and chasing kids, I enjoy doing all things book. You can find out more at: www.AngeLeya.com
The Book at Dernier: When obsessive scholar Paul Bryce discovers a dark secret in the town of Dernier, he thinks he’s hit a goldmine. Twisted murders, horrifying rituals, a mysterious cult—it’s everything he dreamed of researching, and a strange book promises to hold the answers he seeks. But some secrets should never be revealed…
Samantha Lienhard earned her B.A. in English from Mansfield University and her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. In addition to The Book at Dernier, her publications include a comedy novella called The Zombie Mishap, a short story inspired by Japanese folklore called “Rokurokubi,” and a Lovecraftian novelette called It Came Back. She loves video games and has also worked on several video game scripts.
She is a self-hating anti social hermit. Who’s a sarcastic asshole who reads books, writes them and does art every now and then. Has the tendency to brag on about video games while playing them on Twitter.
A shitlord who isn’t afraid to call out the reader/booktube community for their bullshit when it comes to attacking authors/publishers.
My first novel, The Demon Sonatas, Book One, takes place in a reality where angels and demons live fairly normal lives here on earth. A power hungry demon impregnates a human and sires a Nephilim. Reputed to have special powers far in excess of a normal demon this child becomes the focus of a nationwide search by the angels, the demons, a special unit of the FBI and a secret society within the Vatican. Also interested is his uncle, a Catholic priest and professor who is aided in his quest by a demon princess./ Along the way the unlikely pair fall in love and risk all to save the child and to stay together.
I sincerely hope that anyone who reads my book enjoys themselves and I look forward to feedback both positive and negative.
When the world descends into a madman’s twisted mind, Dexter “Boomstick” Reynolds, a 30-year-old sporting goods store manager with legendary bat-swinging power, must find his way back to the beautiful Roxanne before she lands in the clutches of the madman, and self-proclaimed Pig Monster, Roy Hecht. Will the mysterious Golden Slugger baseball bat, business casual attire, and devilishly good looks be enough for Dexter to prevail?
Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful Typo Squad is on patrol …
Richard Shonnary was a Typo Squad legend. He had a gift for seeking out and destroying errorist cells, and was almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing about the end of errorism. But one night, a single errant bullet fired by his brother prematurely ended his career.
Convinced to come out of self-imposed retirement after five years, Richard unknowingly gives rise to his greatest enemy — Anton Nym. Will he and his new partner be able to stop this latest threat before deadly typos are unleashed upon an unwitting world?
Charles Freedom Long
I write Science Fiction about what might be. Psionics, aliens and other worlds, awareness and ongoing communication between the living and the dead, and how that might affect the life and philosophy of a world.
I’m a psychologist and a medium. After years of seeing the dead portrayed in countless fatuous ways, I decided it was time for someone to show them in a manner some might consider more truthful. That is, the personality survives the change we call death, and moves on into other dimensions.
My award winning novel, Dancing With The Dead, http://mybook.to/dancingwithdead
explores the themes —what is truth, the power of love–and will challenge your perception of death, life after death and the quest for truth that continues after the change called death
Just published, Alvar’s Spear http://myBook.to/alvarspear
asks, “What if planets were the bodies of sentient beings?” and “What if planets had emotions and desires?”
Arnaldo Lopez Jr.
Mr. Lopez is a resident of Queens, NY. He is a happy retiree, spending his time reading, writing, painting, and catching up on movies and t.v. shows. His first novel, Chickenhawk, is the winner of two International Latino Book Awards.
My name is Jennifer and I am a young fantasy author. I’ve always loved to read and a bit over a year ago, after I finished school, I started writing myself. In the beginning of July I published my first book called ‘The Gifted: The four Kingdoms’ on Amazon which was one of the most exciting moments for me. I love fantasy, scifi, romance and thrillers and am open to new genres as well.
38-year-old divorcee Becca Davis believes she’ll never find love again. But then she meets personal trainer Lia Greene, who sweeps her off her feet. Becca’s estranged 19-year-old daughter, Rachel, doesn’t know about her mom’s secret lover, or does she?
Michelle E. Lowe
I’m a Georgia born native who spent most my life near the Atlanta area before pulling up stakes and moving clear across the country with husband, Ben, and our two daughters. History piques my interests, especially European history. I’m a big nerd at heart. I love reading science-fiction and fantasy stories, and I enjoy old B horror films. I also get a kick out of playing classic Atari video games and I do oil painting as a hobby. My works included The Warning, Atlantic Pyramid, Cherished Thief, Legacy, and Legacy-The Reunion, children’s books, Poe’s Haunted House Tour, and the three-part adventure children’s series, The Hex Hunt. Currently, I’m working on my next series, The Age of the Machine.
Blurb: A thief, a lover and a toymaker; drawn together by fate, unlikely champions against a powerful and remorseless enemy. When not fighting each other, they must confront a powerful lord and end his plan to unleash global violence. No problem. But behind the scenes, the immortal trickster is manipulating men like puppets, changing history for his own amusement. And as an ancient plan is set into motion, the trio are faced with events they do not understand and may not survive.
P. Wesley Lundburg
P. Wesley Lundburg has been an Alaska Charter Boat Captain, Coast Guardsman, and college English professor. Wes holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Literature. He works full-time in higher education and writes in his spare time, publishing creative essays, short stories, and academic papers. His greatest joy is writing fiction, however, and he has now moved from short stories to writing novels.
Wes has lived all over the U.S. His novels are set in two places he knows very well: San Diego, where he grew up, and Alaska, where he lived more than 17 years of his life. He ran a fishing charter company in Alaska and spent a lot of time in the Alaska Wilderness. Wes now lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, five kids, very small dog, and a smattering of wild bunnies that hide and dart around his back yard.
I have recently published my first novel ‘The Relics of Aiden’ on amazon. It is a magical adventure story about four friends with magical abilities.
Justin has been burden by his dead mother with a task that will endanger his life – to vanquish the evil power of the Morgwiths family. But when a new line appears in his mother’s final letter, he embarks on a quest to search for clues and go on an adventure with his three best friends. After a mysterious vision, the death of a student and betrayal from a close person, what would be the fate of Justin and his friends? Justin must confront and face his destiny with the help of the Relics of Aiden.
Book #1 in the “Time Will Tell” series only 99¢ Sean knows there’s something “different” about the new girl in school — Alexis Townsend — but before he can figure out what, his world is turned upside down by the arrival of a distant relative. Distant, as in, his great-great-great-great-great-grandson. Life in 1995 seems pretty primitive to the time-traveler from the 23rd Century, but he tries hard to fit in with some help from his ancestor. Einstein’s Theory didn’t cover THIS relativity.