Authors For Oklahoma ~ Book Bundles 10-12

In our fourth post, we’re bringing you more sets of books to be raffled off for the American Red Cross as it works in the areas affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Check these books out, and click on the Crowdrise link at the bottom of the page.

10Book Set  #10

Norma Beishir, Alexander’s Empire

Romance-mystery, ebook

Alexander Kiriakis was a modern conqueror. The only living son of one of the most powerful men in Europe, he was accustomed to wealth and power. But Alexander’s life was a lie. The key to his past lay in the terrifying nightmares that had troubled him since childhood….

Meredith Courtney was a successful TV journalist. The only woman Alexander had ever really loved, she unknowingly held the key to the truth about his past….

Alexander had made enemies in business and in his personal life. Now, one of them was out to destroy him and the empire he controlled. Would the sins of the past ruin him…or save him?

Barry Parham, The Middle Age of Aquarius

Comedy, ebook

If you’re not already familiar with the work of online humor columnist Barry Parham, here’s your chance to get to know him… …to get to know the man the Chicago Tribute has called “the next Mark Twain” (no, they didn’t) …the guy David Ladderman, Jay Limo & others depend on for new material (no, they don’t) …the acclaimed wit known to the staff at the Miami Harold as “the funniest man since Mark Twain” (actually, they never met) …a man the New Yorker Times considers to be “just a bit taller than Mark Twain” (this is true, because Mark Twain died) So hop aboard for Barry’s fourth collection of looks at play, work, art, TV, cultural norms (a very short chapter, that one), ads, fads, politics, the internet, anti-social networking, and why the end of the world might be late.

Barry Parham, Sorry, We Can’t Use Funny

Comedy, ebook

Following the success of his first book, the 2009 sleeper, “Why I Hate Straws,” online humor columnist Barry Parham delivers again. Satire at its best! Includes the award-winning stories “Actuarial Family Theater” and “Perfect!” on Fads & Fashion… In the interest of full disclosure, I admit there’s an extant 1970’s photo of me and a date, posing for the obligatory parental pre-prom photo. My date was gorgeous, and sane. I, on the other hand, showed up with the hair of a medieval barber. I looked like an electrocuted yak. on St. Valentine’s Day… Somehow, February got this reputation as a month of romance, maybe because it’s cold. Plus, football’s gone and we’re stuck with the wildly popular sport of bowling, where you almost never get to see any serious violence. St. Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of both early Christian and ancient Roman traditions, alongside other time-honored traditions, like hot-dish picnics and mass public executions.

Jamie Eubanks, Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms

Mystery- thriller, ebook

A ground-breaking and unsanctioned surgical procedure results in a cure for a dying woman’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The surgery, however, is not without its negative ramifications for Jillian Braedon. On the run with her young daughter, Jillian finds herself stranded in a blizzard and at the mercy of retired musician, John Mills. John finds himself caught up in her torment and the danger arising from the pursuing covert agents, who will do anything to keep the surgery a secret, and to see the woman and her child dead.

Lucy Pireel, Bound

Erotica, ebook

A young, successful woman finds herself attracted to a man who is known for his promiscuity. She has no idea he wishes to play with her the way she wants him to. While working together, they become closer. When she dares to reveal her wishes, he only only asks her if she’s ready to say ‘please’.  After she does, the games begin. But where will they end?

Lucy Pireel, Red Gone Bad

Short stories, adult fairy tales, ebook

Once upon a time … Little Red Riding Hood took matters in her own hands And the miller’s daughter struck a flawed deal with Rumpelstiltsken In these–and two more–twisted fairy tales there are no happy endings and you’ll find out those heroines are not what you might expect from them. Parents, read them but let the children keep their dreams.

11Book Set  #11

Donall Dempsey, Sifting Sound Into Shape

Poetry, paperback and DVD

In Donall Dempsey’s collection of poems and prose pieces he writes about his process of writing poems about memory, birth, death, loss, and love. The 33 poems that follow are inspired by his experiences as a member of a large family, as a care worker with the elderly and ill, as a carer of children and a lover of women, and an admirer of innocence. Donall explores his chosen themes with characteristic tenderness and humanity. With their rich imagery, these poems are meant to be heard as well as read

Norma Beishir, Angels At Midnight

Suspense-thriller, ebook

Ashley Hollister’s fairy-tale world fell apart when she lost custody of her only child. Collin Deverell’s vast inheritance was all but destroyed by his devious twin brother. Together, Ashley and Collin vowed to reclaim what was rightfully theirs.

Lucinda Berry Hill, Coffee With Jesus: 52 Weeks Of Inspiration

Devotional-poetry, paperback

In this book you will find words to encourage you, to make you smile, and that will make you think. Each week is a new inspirational poem with corresponding scripture. Also included is a topical index. You pick the subject and the topical index will tell you which devotion to turn to.

K. Blake Cash, Surviving: How We Loved Through Pancreatic Cancer

Memoir, paperback

“Emma was still channeling Rocky Balboa, talking about how she was going to beat cancer. She defined survival as completely defeating the disease. I defined survival as weathering the storm with grace. She was so strong, surviving on the force of her will. But her body wasn’t cooperating, no matter how hard her spirit fought.” Surviving is the story of one couple’s journey with cancer, from diagnosis to death, written by the surviving member of that couple, K.Blake Cash.

Alan Jankowski, I Often Wonder

Poetry, paperback

All of the short stories and most of the poems included in this volume have been published before, mostly online, though the majority of the stories will have appeared in print in various journals and anthologies by the time you read this. When I first started writing stories, and poems shortly after-wards, back in 2009, the last thing on my mind was getting anything published. It was something I did for fun, and found pleasure in. I was not until late 2010 when I had over a hundred stories and poems that the idea of getting anything published even occurred to me. Although since then, I’ve been published in various journals and anthologies, this is the first book of my own.

T.M. Brown, A Life Not My Own

Memoir, paperback

A heart wrenching true story about growing up and coming of age under trying circumstances. Young Tina is forced to raise herself and her brother in Baltimore city while discovering how love changes your life forever. Told in a fashion that places you in the setting and brings your own life into perspective. Visit the places around the world as Tina joins the military on the run from the very thing that holds her a prisoner.

12Book Set #12

Christina Taylor, A Woman’s Courage

Memoir, paperback

What is it like to live with depression? To feel you are in a ‘black hole’ with no way to escape? Christina Taylor presents an honest account of what it was like for her, keeping a smile on her face for the benefit of the outside world, as she battled daily with conflicting and abnormal emotions and behaviours. Depression, once a taboo subject, is now a recognised and treatable mental illness. For anyone living with depression or living with someone who is suffering from depression, this is a valuable insight into the world of the ‘black hole’ and offers a way through it.

Lori R. Lopez, The Fairy Fly

Fantasy- childrens’ literature, ebook

A Black Widow queen, a big bad Wolf Spider, and a Hit-Mantis are but a few of the obstacles for a spunky little spider who must find his way home through a strange land of giants in this witty fairytale fantasy for kids and adults. Transported out of his element into a realm of dangers and foes, Spider is aided by the insects and arachnids he befriends, but only he can see the Fairy Fly. Is she real or imagined? This whimsical novel about finding oneself while feeling small in a big world takes a step back and several steps downward to peep at humanity from below. At the same time, the story is an allegory of the human condition: life and death matters, war and peace, our everyday struggles on a tiny scale. Part humorous, part philosophical, at times poetic . . . it celebrates a love for animals, books and words. View the planet from a different angle as you take a spiderwalk through the door to adventure.

Norma Beishir and Collin Beishir, Chasing The Wind

Supernatural-thriller, ebook

Who is Connor Mackenzie? Is he the result of an experiment that should never have been undertaken…or is he the prophet foretold by an ancient text discovered in the Sinai wilderness? Around the globe, children are being abducted. All of them are between the ages of five and six, all conceived by in vitro fertilization, and all extraordinarily gifted. In the Sinai, archaeologist Lynne Raven searches for proof of the Exodus and finds a papyrus proclaiming the emergence of a prophet sent to defeat the darkness that threatens to consume the world. In London, a powerful cartel manipulates politicians and industrialists and controls a think tank with an unthinkable agenda. One thing connects them all: the truth about Connor Mackenzie.

K. Blake Cash, Surviving: How We Loved Through Pancreatic Cancer

Memoir, paperback

“Emma was still channeling Rocky Balboa, talking about how she was going to beat cancer. She defined survival as completely defeating the disease. I defined survival as weathering the storm with grace. She was so strong, surviving on the force of her will. But her body wasn’t cooperating, no matter how hard her spirit fought.” Surviving is the story of one couple’s journey with cancer, from diagnosis to death, written by the surviving member of that couple, K.Blake Cash.

T.M. Brown, A Life Not My Own

Memoir, paperback

A heart wrenching true story about growing up and coming of age under trying circumstances. Young Tina is forced to raise herself and her brother in Baltimore city while discovering how love changes your life forever. Told in a fashion that places you in the setting and brings your own life into perspective. Visit the places around the world as Tina joins the military on the run from the very thing that holds her a prisoner.

Alan Jankowski, I Often Wonder

Poetry, paperback

All of the short stories and most of the poems included in this volume have been published before, mostly online, though the majority of the stories will have appeared in print in various journals and anthologies by the time you read this. When I first started writing stories, and poems shortly after-wards, back in 2009, the last thing on my mind was getting anything published. It was something I did for fun, and found pleasure in. I was not until late 2010 when I had over a hundred stories and poems that the idea of getting anything published even occurred to me. Although since then, I’ve been published in various journals and anthologies, this is the first book of my own.

Our Crowdrise Link:

http://www.crowdrise.com/AuthorsforOklahoma

This is a giveaway for 10 dollar donations to The American Red Cross, for Moore Oklahoma.

This will run through to July 22nd. One can make as many donations as they wish since your names will be drawn at the end. We also ask that you let us know what bundle or bundles you are interested in along with your email address. Also, please make your donation in the Crowdrise link before the comment boxes. This lets us know immediately that you’ve made your donation.

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