Monthly Archives: February 2016

Twain’s End – Lynn Cullen

…a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America’s most iconic writer: Mark Twain. In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel “a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction.” Twain and his ...

Himalayas: Through Heaven and Hell in the Hills – Praveen Venkiteswara Annu

This is an illustrated travelogue of a trip along one of the most dangerous, but, also one of the most scenic highways in India, from Manali to Leh. It recounts the various events that unfold during the 5 day trip from the author’s perspective; the sights, sounds and challenges he encounters as he and his friends embark on an epic road trip in the Himalayas. Read on to find out more about the preparation, the itinerary, the route, the food, the terrain, the people, the ...

The Red Storm – Grant Bywaters

Winner of the Minotaur Books/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Competition Newly-minted private investigator William Fletcher is having trouble finding clientele. He’s not the only man out of work, but his past as a former heavyweight contender with a few shady connections-not to mention the color of his skin in race-obsessed New Orleans-isn’t helping lure clients to his door. Stuck without any viable alternative, he takes a case from an old criminal acquaintance, Storm. His only client assures him that the ...

Night Market – Taipei Writers Group

You can find anything in the night market… Text messages from beyond the grave. Love potions and hidden secrets. Answers to questions that haunt our memories or discoveries that may change the direction of our lives. Tales of love and loss, of life and death. From local and expat authors living in Taiwan comes a multi-genre anthology of short stories as piquant and varied as the food found in the island’s famous night markets.

The Witches of Armour Hill: Switch – Alyssa Cooper

Margaret May Reis knows how strange she is; people have been telling her for years. At sixteen years old, though, Maggie begins to realize that strangeness is only half the story. Maggie isn’t just strange – she’s a witch. Sent to live with a cousin she’s never met, in a city she doesn’t remember, Maggie is sure that life as she knows it is over. It doesn’t take her long to learn that Peterborough is not at all what it seems. Her first week in ...

Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Patriot Attack – Kyle Mills

Robert Ludlum’s bestselling Covert-One series continues with an exciting new novel by New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills. An attack on a Japanese warship brings Japan and China to the brink of war. Meanwhile, top Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is sent on a mission to recover mysterious material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor. When Smith fails to return, CIA agent Randi Russell heads off on an unsanctioned mission to find him. She quickly discovers that the missing samples may be ...

A Tale of Silence and Storm – Tobias A. Weber

The storms are rising. The words of House Elsworth never seemed truer. It has been over sixty years since Magnus the Fool and the last of his white tigers were slain. An oppressive silence has befallen the realm in the course of the last years, despite the growing problems. Northerners are raiding the western shores while King Henrik does nothing but bathe in the glory of his famous ancestor. The guardians are the real rulers of the kingdom, yet the Great Houses keep a jealous ...

Vinyl Tiger – Dave Di Vito

“They had it wrong all along. It’s not pop that will eat itself. It’s ambition.” A penchant for Bollywood beats and dance music. A flirtatious outsider whose exotic looks make his origins difficult to pinpoint. Kohl. As London is burning and the pop/disco holocaust is playing out, Alekzandr has little else to fall back on other than his charm and wit in his pursuit of an interesting life. Even across the pond, the new generation of club kids seem to love him. But in an ...