Novel/Fiction

The American Dream

Alex Kontos and Maxwell Bello reside in the same city, but they live in different worlds. Bello is the head of a vicious criminal organization that has terrorized inner-city Detroit for decades. Alex and his parents are Greek immigrant shop owners struggling to achieve their American Dream. Two senseless murders turn Alex’s life upside down. Destitute and alone, his future looks bleak. While the Bello gang prepares to consummate an historic drug score, Alex tries to figure out how to pick up the pieces of a shattered pipe dream.  Then, in a singular moment of serendipity, an overheard conversation changes...

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Tales from the East

In the history of Lithuanian literature Vincas Krėvė occupies a most prominent place, acknowledged by literary specialists in the West as well as in the East. He was one of the initiators of modern Lithuanian literature. In addition to Krėvė's preoccupation with Lithuanian historical and legendary past, he explored with inquiring interest and probing psychological insight the rustic life of his own region of Dzūkija, as it had existed at the turn of the century, and city and village life of independent Lithuania. The third aspect of Krėvė's creative activities extends far beyond his native material and milieu. Since he...

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Pleistocene: The Legend of Parakos

The elusive Elvanelan culture foretold the drowning of Atlantis to its skeptical governors, warning that misuse of power and division would bring about downfall of its proud civilization. And the Elvan were right. Twelve-thousand years later, those responsible for the Atlantaean demise are back, with opportunity to choose a path different than the catastrophic road of an earlier time. Somewhere in Century Twenty-One: fossil fuels are nearly exhausted, rising sea levels flood coastal cities, and some suspect the weather isn’t all that is shifting on Earth. One of the author’s intents is to bring environmental and ethical concerns into non-documentary,...

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One Dark Summer

One Dark Summer is a novel about the strengths of friendship and the will to survive a terrible tragedy that befalls an unsuspecting village in the heart of rural Midwestern America. It takes place in the 1960s and exposes the townsfolk to unspeakable criminality—the likes of which could only be contemplated by reading about far away places in the morning paper. The story evolves in a setting of rolling hills, pastures, cultivated farmlands and wooded bottomlands through which flow a network of shallow creeks. Small homes border narrow streets and the sidewalks course an undulating path pushed up by the...

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Silver

Silver is the story of Jules, a four-hundred year old vampire. She is living in modern day Aboit, Maine with the small coven she leads. Plagued by self-doubt and a distain for her immortality she meets Luc, a werewolf with royal blood and heir to his pack. After a surprising blind date, try as she may, there is no going back...she's in love. The couple survive repeated attacks on her life and the betrayal to both species. Although they gain allies along the way, their love and the murder of someone close to them fuels a dangerous battle with Luc's...

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65 Mustang: A Novel

The year is 1971. In the small town of Delray Beach Florida, every controversy the 60s and 70s has to offer has just spontaneously combusted right in the middle of Susi Petrolov’s newly desegregated and consolidated high school campus. Though Susi had been sure this would be the year she’d find her place in the world, she surveys the protests and vandalism and wonders if the “First Class” of Atlantic High School will survive. She wonders if she will survive. Susi’s allergic to controversy so she clings to words of wisdom spoken by the restorer of her newly acquired 65 Mustang: “If your life is simple, you aren’t really living life.” Little does ever innocent...

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To Love an African Violet

What does a small town in eastern Indiana have in common with an impoverished West African nation suffering through a horrific civil war? Eugene O’Connor, professor of journalism at Indiana University, wakes one morning in May 1989 to learn his world has been turned upside down. His goddaughter has been found dead, presumable from suicide. The same morning he is visited by a stranger who demands that the professor return with him to West Africa to see the stranger’s aunt, Margaret Mahoney, who is on her deathbed, pleading to see O’Connor one last time. Margaret had been the love of...

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The Seraph: Book One of the Everlast Series

Safe. Olivia Tyler clung to these precious words, a sacred promise uttered after years on the run. But that promise shatters as quickly as it is spoken when her past catches up with her. Narrowly escaping death, she is forced to blend into an environment as foreign to her as the name she adopted: Mercer High School. At seventeen years old, she battles new challenges as she enters the world under a new identity, and for the first time discovers the pitfalls that accompany trying to break into a small town—all while the threat of sinister forces pursues her. Tested...

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Offspring of a Deathless Soul

How do we know where our journeys may ultimately take us? In this inspiring story of love and redemption, we travel to the heart of our spiritual nature, across lifetime and continents, to a place where nothing is as it appears to be. On the eve of the new Millennium, a suburban Washington, D. C., therapist finds herself on the opposite side of the globe in the midst of a life-altering ordeal. Six months before, a friend had made a curious request: “Will you come to China?” The friend was adopting a baby, an orphan from a rural village, and...

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