Tracy K. Lorenz is noted humor columnist whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers nation wide. He is a 2012 nominee for Humor Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Tracy lives in Grand Haven, MI, and has one previously published collection of columns, «Flip-Flops, Buffets, and Haunted Pennies.» Email him at LorenzatLarge@AOL.com.
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The first installment of the Children of War Saga. After losing their parents to a war, teenagers Matakh and Meea find themselves in the midst of a world torn apart by violence and prejudice. And as chaos continues to spread, they find themselves tasked with protecting other children from the dangers of conflict.
Did Lalo Montego commit suicide in the bullring–and if so, why? And why did he leave his ranchero, hacienda, and bulls to his once-upon-a-time stepdaughter, Alyssa Dunlap, rather than to his only son, Adriano? Alyssa is left wondering if Adriano’s sudden romantic interest in her is the result of true love, or just a maneuver to reclaim an inheritance he believes is rightfully his. The popular matador Funuco de Galena also warns her about Adriano's intentions, but he has his own reasons to disrespect Adriano, since the handsome young bullfighter threatens to surpass Funuco’s renown in the ring. And someone is shooting Montego bulls before they even reach the corrida. A heart-felt story that will thrill all lovers of romantic suspense!
Trapped in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942, teenager Rachel Zilber escapes the horror by writing about the adventures of Zap-Gun Jack and Princess Anya of Mars. When her parents are captured by the Nazis, Rachel's transported into her make-believe world, but the danger is far from over. Together with Katie, a girl from the future, Rachel joins Jack and a rag-tag band of misfits to fight the evil Lord Ares III of Mars and restore Princess Anya to her rightful place on the Martian throne. «A celebration of the power of the imagination and the triumph of the human spirit.» – Amy Sturgis, Ph.D., award-winning genre scholar, StarShipSofa and Mythgard Institute at Signum University
"Help me!" With these simple words is triggered an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping jaunt through the multiverses that comprise the cosmos of Morpheus, Scanner Prime to Her Puissant and Sublime Majesty, Queen Eveteria of Korynthia in Nova Europa. Faced with the inevitable consequences of his prescient visions of doom and collapse, not only for his own country, but for all of the civilized world, Morpheus must attempt the impossible: to somehow rescue the greater whole and restore stability to the cosmos by finding and saving a single prisoner hidden in an impenetrable cell somewhere on one of the infinity of alternate earths in the six known circles of the Otherworlds. Accompanied by his faithful wherret, Scooter, and ultimately by a band of loyal cutthroats and adventurers, Morpheus prepares to embark on a quest that will whisk him from world to world.
Have you ever thought about hosting a concert at your house? If it's something you plan on making a habit of, How to Run a Successful House Show Venue is the book for you. Filled with the do's and dont's, hints, tips, and tricks, this book will set you on the right path to having killer concerts at your place, and most importantly, to keep them going for years and years. The author, Roy Silverstein, cultivated many years of experience from running such a venue at a house (dubbed The Habitat) he rented in San Diego, CA. He also knows a thing or two about music, holding a degree in Audio Engineering from the University of Miami and having played in many a band over the years. Now focused on home recording, Roy has passed The Habitat on to new folks who are keeping up the house show venue legacy he started.
What is the potential of the human mind? <br />Jason Patrick LaCost is gifted with a genius level IQ, the ability to feel what other people are thinking and a passion for solving problems. As research head of a large biotech company, Jason makes discoveries that revolutionize agriculture, but pose a threat to corporations that control the planet's food chain. When a corporate shark wants to steal Jason's discoveries things get ugly. Jason's boss has his back, and calls on an old friend and security specialist for help and extra muscle. <br />Jason falls for art teacher Alison Russo, and together they take seven-year-old Sarah into their care. It becomes clear that Sarah is an evolved human whose intellect is off the charts. Jason and Sarah develop a mental and intellectual bond that normal minds have never achieved. <br />Jason's continuing research leads to bigger and more important discoveries, which bring bigger and more dangerous corporate bad guys who threaten his work, his family and his life. Jason and his extraordinary friends band together to fight off the threats, becoming like family in the process.
As a child, Alan and his family immigrated to Australia in the early 1960s. Like many British newcomers, they moved from suburb to suburb chasing employment. From the Migrant Hostel at East Hills through Sydney's Western Suburbs they finally settled in one of the toughest neighbourhoods of all…the Housing Commission settlement of Green Valley. It's there he finds mischief and music, joins his first band and eventually follows the pathway to the NSW Fire Brigades. 24 Years later, Alan finally succumbs to the debilitating effects of PTSD and is medically retired. But it's not over. Terrified, hypervigilant and anxious, Alan is nudged to the brink of the unthinkable. Climb into the back of the fire truck and share in the danger and excitement; the humour, horror and grief. Join Alan on adrenaline-filled rescues, then sit with him as he processes the disturbing images of life and death.
A great cataclysm shakes the world, and much of Great Britain sinks beneath the ocean during a terrifying windstorm that has already flattened most of mankind’s dwellings. Martin Webster and his wife, Helen, manage to survive that first horrible night, but become separated as waves of salt water come surging into the English countryside. Webster, believing his wife drowned, moves into an old railway tunnel, which provides some shelter from the elements, and manages to scavenge some of the remnants of civilization. While down by the shores of the new sea, he sees a woman stagger out of the waves after swimming miles from some outlying island. Claire moves in with Martin, but is kidnapped by a band of twenty renegades who mean to use her as a common mistress for the group. Webster manages to rescue her, but the pair are besieged in their tunnel until a second group, headed by Tom Aldworth, attacks the outlaws, and saves them for an uncertain future. See also the stirring sequel, Dawn.
A VELVET OF VAMPYRES: Tales of Horror, by Don Webb. It's a «murder» of crows and a «parliament» of owls. For bats, the genus is «velvet,» and hence also for vampires. We like the older spelling, the one John Polidori gave us when he alerted the world to their presence. They’re here–dominating our dreams, our fears, our media. But what if they aren't boy-band-pretty with diamond sparkly skin? What if they're more dangerous because they’re Desire herself? What if they're behind deep erotic urges AND the desire to write a poem? What if they live in the need to tear open a bright shiny Christams present AND the desire to drink hot red blood burning bright in the night? Seven great tales of the living undead by a Master of the Order of the Vampyre of the Temple of Set. Caveat lector!
It is 1847, and Paris is edging closer to its next revolution, but something is also astir inside Mont Dragon in the Ardèche. This is a place of annual pilgrimage for a band of enigmatic nomads, and also a place of interest to the ambitious Bishop of Viviers. In spite of his distaste for travel, Auguste Dupin makes the long southward journey, in the hope that he might be able to help an old friend, the evolutionist Claude Guérande. Guérande believes that he has made discoveries in the caves of Mont Dragon that might cast new light on the origin of humankind, and of life itself. Over the years, however, not everyone who has gone into the caves has come out again, and not everyone who has come out has been unaltered…and 1847 promises to be a critical year, more dangerous than any before it. And when the bizarre flameflower begins to bloom, everything changes! Another great tale in the Auguste Dupin series.
In Beyond Paris a young traveler is transformed by his odyssey across parts of Europe & Asia
In 1970 traditional paths to success, and the definition of success itself, were questioned. And so young people in their twenties went off to see the world, and in the process find themselves.
In Beyond Paris Paul Casper goes on such a journey. A journey that would change his life forever. A child of the Fifties and Sixties inspired by writers of the Twenties and Thirties, such as Hemingway and Maugham, Paul goes off to work in Paris -and through unimagined circumstances instead he sees an opportunity to become an entrepreneur and takes off to Afghanistan on the Orient Express to buy sought-after newly produced sheepskin coats and bring them back to London and sell them to make a small fortune.
Unforeseen problems develop and he becomes a traveler, seeing over 20 something countries in the next six months. Sometimes through freezing high mountain passes or sometimes through over 100 degree desolate roads traveling in a variety of ways and most without costing him anything, Casper goes through little by little a complete transformation from the people, adventures and mysteries he encounters along the way. Despite lack of finances and daily struggles with hunger, weather and transportation – including run-ins with Communist border guards, chased by police and also actually jailed in some countries, unusual drugs and unforgettable women, and run-ins with trains, caves, strange islands, a major rock band and a dog that just might be a witch – his openness to all that is new and trust in «an ethereal heavenly angel companion» make this a journey of hope and confidence in the future.
Beyond Paris is a tale of its time, a moment when innocence and uncertainty begin to fade, to be replaced with purpose and direction. Unfortunately Paul's journey ends with not enough money to get back home.
Уценка. Царапины на корпусе. Страна: США. Тип механизма: кварцевый. Корпус: сталь с IP покрытием. Циферблат: черный. Браслет: силиконовый. Камень-вставка: корпус, браслет и циферблат украшены кристаллами. Водозащита: 100WR. Стекло: минеральное. Календарь: число, день недели. Габаритные размеры: D 48мм, толщина 13мм.
Уценка. Скол на корпусе. Страна: Италия. Тип механизма: кварцевый. Корпус: сталь. Циферблат: серебристый. Браслет: стальной. Камень-вставка: циферблат, корпус и браслет украшены кристаллами. Водозащита: WR. Стекло: минеральное. Габаритные размеры: D 35мм.
Уценка. Царапины на корпусе. Страна: Япония. Тип механизма: механический с автоподзаводом. Корпус: сталь. Циферблат: белый. Браслет: кожаный ремешок. Камень-вставка: корпус и циферблат украшены кристаллами. Водозащита: 30WR. Стекло: сапфировое. Календарь: число. Габаритные размеры: D 37,5мм.
Уценка. Царапина на стекле. Страна: Австрия. Тип механизма: кварцевый. Корпус: сталь. Циферблат: черный. Браслет: кожаный ремешок. Водозащита: 50WR. Стекло: пластиковое. Календарь: число. Габаритные размеры: D 42мм.