Diamonds in the Ruff

Diamonds in the Ruff

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Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies and Hugs: Veterinary Tales

by PJ Miller

Dr. P. J. Miller's story is unique. Growing up in New York City, who would have thought that he’d complete his veterinary degree at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland? In Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs, Dr. Miller has assembled a "greatest hits" of veterinary tales—stories that include colorful clients, wisecracking hospital staff, and pets that aren't always friendly.

Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs provides a humorous look at what Dr. Miller went through to become a veterinarian and his daily life as a doctor, told only as a typical New Yorker could. Underneath the humor, Dr. Miller gives a glimpse of how strong and emotional the human-animal bond can be, becoming an instant must-read for any aspiring veterinary professional or animal lover that wants to know what it is really like to be a veterinarian.

See his website for further information about the book and for more veterinary tales


Child of Evil (Tirumfall Trilogy Book 2)

by J Drew Brumbaugh

A stand alone novel that continues the epic fantasy begun in Fall of the Western Kings. The stalemate continues between the men of the east and the demons who control the lands in the west. But now a prophecy says a child will be born that will unite the evil forces and bring ruin to those living east of the mountains. Gant and his friends have to do something to stop the coming disaster. Can they kill the child? To solve this moral dilemma will result in an adventure that puts the world at risk.


The Last Oracle: A Climate Fiction Thriller (Sam Jardine Crime Thrillers Book 3)

by Christopher Hepworth

This is not a book that one can put down once started; Hepworth is enthralling and unexpected. His clever plot twists are flawless and his understanding of human nature is frighteningly accurate. One cannot read this and walk away from it unscathed, you will be haunted by it!
~ Charla White
As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point.
Rex Daingerfield is the owner of a giant fracking company that seeks to exploit a rich seam of gas in the environmentally sensitive Greenland ice shelf. But Daingerfield has a nemesis – his daughter. Born to an Egyptian mother, she is inducted as the Oracle of the Temple of Sekhmet. Her role is to protect the earth from the likes of her father.
The Oracle recruits the world’s greatest negotiator, Sam Jardine, to convince her father to change his destructive business model. But a secret society of the rich and powerful stands to profit from the chaos that has gripped the world. Led by an errant priest from the Temple of Sekhmet, he will do anything to stop Jardine.
As the planet edges closer to disaster, Jardine is confronted by politicians, lobbyists, vested interests – even his own radicalised half-brother – all of whom stand to gain from the mayhem about to be unleashed.


Trouble Brewing (In Ashwood Book 2)

by Kinney Scott

Tempted by one woman, obsessed with another - Wade must decide if trust outweighs lust in pursuit of his dream.
Brewery owner Wade Michaels discovers two alluring women who are more than willing to help him expand his popular brewery. Chaos and sabotage could derail his dream of bringing his popular beer to a wider audience.
Iris, the tall slender owner of Northside Grill, has always been a supportive friend. Now she craves more.
Ravenna, a stunning petite executive, holds power over Wade’s dream to expand Mosquito Creek Brewing. Wade doesn’t willingly give control to anyone, especially woman he’d like to possess.


Fractured Vows

by Desiree Day

Paislee Crowder is torn between loyalty and love.

Thirty-nine-year-old Paislee Crowder’s life is dismal. If she had a chance for a do-over, she’d snatch it in a hot New York minute, not that she would ever admit it to anyone. Someone in her situation should, never, ever complain…never. When she married Jerry, a man who is old enough to be her father, she didn’t imagine that, ten years later, she would be standing helplessly by as Alzheimer’s ravage his brain.

Paislee’s world suddenly goes topsy-turvy when she meets sexy Sebastian Martinez. And her life takes an even bigger twist when Paislee does something so shocking, that when she does it, she wishes she could stuff the words back in her mouth. Paislee asks Sebastian out to lunch. The spontaneous question puts Paislee and Bash on the path to a secretive and tumultuous love affair.

Paislee is torn. Does she follow her desires and pursue twenty-five-year-old Sebastian? With his young firm body and youthful energy, he makes her feel things and do things she hadn’t done in years. Or does she remain loyal to her sixty-four-year-old husband, Jerry, who is slowly but surely deteriorating?

But an unexpected life-altering event occurs which forces Paislee to make several hard decisions.

Does Paislee choose love or loyalty?


Paradox: The Alien Genome

by H S Rivney

Captain Thomas Jackson, a level headed adventurer with a dry sense of humor, commands the Science Ship Linus Pauling as his science crew searches for special DNA that could cure children on Earth who are the victims of genetic engineering gone horribly wrong. It's 2160, and they've been in space for nearly two years, twenty four light years from home when their ship breaks apart in orbit. Surviving with escape pods, they soon discover the backwards fourth planet of Beta Hydri might kill them with inedible food and vicious predators. Although the planet offers up the molecules they need, survival is far from certain.

Captain Thomas Jackson has to hold his shipwrecked crew together as they struggle with survival. He finally reaches out to a thriving humanoid population that gives them tools to survive, but also a whole new set of problems to contend with. Jackson falls hard for Rianya, the alien woman who helped them the most. Except for the ship's doctor, the crew find his affection for her nothing but positive, even when their love unexpectedly results in a baby. Her people, however, are far from enamored by their union and xenophobia erupts when a series of natural phenomenon begin to wreck their primitive village. A flood, an earthquake, and a triple lunar eclipse force the humans to retreat and abandon their friendships with the natives.

Geological and biological forces beyond Jackson's control threaten the crew of fifteen while they wait for a rescue that may never come. Captain Jackson, stricken with increasingly debilitating headaches, is diagnosed with brain tumor that threatens his life, and his doctor's jealousy of Rianya only gets worse with time. Most notably, their unusual, precocious daughter holds a secret in her genome that could cure millions of children on Earth, will challenge their core beliefs, and put lives in danger, including her very own.


The Damnation Plays (Angels of Fire Book 1)

by Chantal Ravens

"His love could lead to her damnation."

Mia Castle wasn’t expected to wake up - ever. Two years ago, she had driven her motorcycle in between the paths of a truck and a friend in order to save his life. Disastrously, she was hit, putting her in a long coma. However, after a miraculous awakening, she defied the medical odds to become fully independent but was at the same time left with both physical and mental scars.

Since the accident two years ago, her fiancée had moved on and unexpected events had happened in the lives of people she loves. Mia herself had changed. Mia now experienced visions that spanned time and space. With no explanations in sight, she tried to get away from it all by holidaying in a small cottage in Wiltshire. There, she meets Blake Carter. Blake with his dark, smouldering looks and mysterious aura was unlike any man that Mia had ever met. However, he hid a secret that could tear them apart.

Unbeknown to Mia, Blake had been looking for the Damnation Plays and Mia could be the key to finding it.

The Damnation Plays had been in existence for thousands of years. Concealed by dark forces it could bring damnation to the world.

New alliances will be forged and old friendships tested as Mia and Blake raced against time to prevent the deliverance of a legendary evil.


Gypsy Energy Secrets: Turning a Bad Day into a Good Day No Matter What Life Throws at You

by Milana Perepyolkina

Would you like to dance your way through life? Find peace in the midst of chaos? Greet whatever happens in your life with open arms knowing there is an underlying purpose for you?

Imagine being able to tap into your inner strength when you are feeling depleted and to call abundance and love into your being.

It’s time for you to unleash your Inner Gypsy and be that truly powerful and magical person that you are.

Gypsies know that magic is the extraordinary power that comes from knowing how to communicate with the benevolent force that orders the Universe, with nature and with the sacred energy that holds everything in balance.

To find balance, it’s vital to learn to choose the important things that will feed your soul…and your body.

In this book, here’s some of what you will discover:

  • How Nature Can Help You Find the Deeper Magic in Life;

  • Why Modeling the Gypsy Life Can Lead to More Authentic and Deeper Connections in Your Relationships;

  • Exactly how to Unleash Your Inner Gypsy So You Can Dance and Sing Through Life;

  • Why Dancing Can Transform Pain;

  • How to Eat in Harmony with The Phases of The Moon;

  • Why It’s Important to Eat Living Food;

  • The Secret to Recharging Your Batteries Every Day When You’re Feeling Exhausted;

  • Why Walking Barefoot Can Bring New Energy to Your Body.


In her new book, Milana Perepyolkina guides you through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your well-being, providing you with simple exercises and mindfulness techniques that will lead to better days and outlook on life.

From advice on overcoming sickness to guidance on manifesting your dreams, this book becomes the essential companion for transforming the bad days into good days and replacing an unsatisfactory life with health and happiness.

Along the way, discover how this knowledge originated with the ancient Romani people, and how even in today’s modern and stressful society, you can channel nature’s powerful and revitalizing energies to celebrate all life that is around you.

Soon, you will be dancing like the Gypsies!


Fate's Karmas (Fate's Karmas Series Book 1)

by R.E.M

The rules of Fate are not to be broken; but can they be bent?
Ever since he was young, Kelvin had known of the dark and mysterious woman. He had first seen her upon witnessing a tragedy take place, and had long likened her to a witch or a ghost. Throughout the years she had not been seen much, but when she appeared, misfortune or death were sure to follow.
Now, at the age of twenty five, Fate's lights have begun to shine in his direction more than ever. And with each one of her glares, there's a chance that her shady fate dealer will return.
Between saving some crafty magician, rescuing a young woman, or finding a lost boy, Kelvin must find a way to make it through these often wild and crazy adventures.


The Initiate's Crucible

by Brett Baker

Abby Ashford was a student at the Psion Academy, a school dedicated to training the young and talented to become psions - telepathic and telekinetic warriors who dedicate their lives in service to the United Freeworlds. However, Abby proved to be a bit of a handful at the academy, and her life took a dramatic turn when she was shipped out to learn from Master Jax Idor as his apprentice.

But Abby's time in training may prove to be short-lived. There is a crisis brewing on the planet of Mentallos - an influential member of the Freeworlds. Can Master Idor and Abby contain the situation? Or will they find themselves overhwelmed?


Deep (Love in Post-Apocalyptic Amerandia Book 1)

by Elisabeth Laurence


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This isn't the world anyone knows anymore. It's only been two generations since the big War that wiped out most of humanity. Four countries, four governments, are all that's left. They decide things for you now, down to what you eat. Lyra was born in that world, she doesn't know anything else. One strange boy is set on showing her the difference between bought peace and stolen freedom, and he won't rest until she knows the secret truths of this new world.

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The Yellow Hoods Boxset (Books 1-3): Steampunk meets fairy tale

by Adam Dreece

Steampunk meets Fairy tale!
Brilliant adventure, inventions, and fairy tales made real

The first steam engine is about to be invented and adventure is around the corner. A secret society, long led by butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers is losing its grip and the world as we know it is about to plunge into an era of darkness and despair, unless new heroes rise up.

Join Tee, Elly, and Richy along with a wonderful cast as they go from their small mountain town to becoming legends. As kingdoms fall, conspiracies exposed, and airships cloud the skies, you'll fall in love with this world of steampunk meets grounded fairy tales.

Loved by those 9-15 and adults because of its great characters and layered story telling. Contains no graphic language or foul language, and has strong female characters and is LGBT-friendly.
"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." — Author J.K.Norry

This boxset collects the first 3 of 5 books (and the bonus mini-book 2.5 - Snappy and Dashing) of the best-selling and multi-award finalist series:
- Book 1 - Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Young Adult
- Book 1 - Honorable Mention by Reader's Favorite for their 2016 award for grades 4-6
- Book 1 - WishingShelf finalist for YA book of the year 2017
- Book 2 - Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Fantasy
- Book 1 & 2 - Calgary Herald best-sellers '14, '15

Has been #1 Amazon Best-seller in Steampunk and in Fairy Tale


Rock Hard Prince Charming: A Royal Bad Boy Romance

by Rye Hart

Women like to kneel down before my royal c*ck.
That lost its charm when I became a dad.
Now, I need to find a bride.
And the perfect mother.
Or I lose it all.

The time has come to claim the thrown.
Just one problem: I'm missing my queen.
My mother sure has her pick.
But I can't stomach the stuck-up socialite she wants me to wed.
Then I laid my eyes on a mysterious woman.
The one with the ocean blue eyes that had me bewitched.
I had to fight the urge to take her to my chambers.
Too bad my family doesn't approve.
Royal society and the paparazzi can eat sh*t.
Because I'm determined to make her my Cinderella.

**Full-length, standalone modern day Cinderella romance. No cheating or cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Included is an exclusive, never before released full length fake marriage romance: Faking it with the Doctor. Grab your copy today.**


Comet Madness on the Doorstep

by Steve Smith

Comets have inspired dread and panic through millennia. When Halley's Comet made its spectacular appearance in 1910, sweeping the earth with its tail, many feared being poisoned by gases or worse. Churches did a booming business, scoundrels peddled "comet pills," and some desperate souls committed suicide rather than go through what they imagined to be the coming conflagration.

The newspapers of the day eagerly printed every scrap of comet news they could find, or in some cases, invent. From the sober-minded utterances of learned astronomers to reports of "comet party" riots and mass prayer processions - even rumors of Midwestern cultists attempting to sacrifice a virgin to the comet - it was all grist for the mill.

Besides covering the public fascination and hysteria aroused by the comet, some reporters couldn't restrain themselves from fanning the flames. While assuring their readers that "probably" nothing bad would come of earth's encounter with the celestial wanderer, they sometimes went on to note all the horrible things that "might" happen. If that seems irresponsible, just remind yourself of how today's cable news stations seem to thrive on stoking fear in their viewers. In some ways the mass media haven't changed!

The story of Halley's Comet, especially its 1910 fly-by and the popular reaction to it, has been told before. However, this is the first compilation in one volume of such a large and representative sampling of the actual coverage given to the comet by the newspapers of that era. The selections cover the gamut, from serious scientific essays to wild-eyed speculative pieces to reports of people behaving oddly under the grip of comet madness. There are even a couple of comet-themed short stories, as well as writings by youngsters imagining the adventures they could have riding the comet's tail. Many of the selections are accompanied by Steve Smith's editor's notes, providing brief biographies of individuals mentioned in the articles (such as eminent astronomers), and other background information.

Whether your interest is astronomy, journalistic history, events of the early 20th century, or "popular delusions and the madness of crowds," you'll find some fascinating reading here, straight from the pages of yesteryear.

Note: The Vintage Newspaper Mining Project mines for the gems of literature and odd news stories buried in the pages of newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These wonderful stories and articles deserve to see the light of day again and to be made available for modern readers. Other volumes (all available as Kindle books) include Dogs! Read All About 'Em: Best Dog Stories & Articles from the Golden Age of Newspapers (Volumes 1 & 2), and Sticky Buns and Jolly Girls: Vintage Advice to Ladies on How to Catch A Man, with many more to come.



by Richard Kimbrough

In Reunion, author Richard Kimbrough presents the lives of the 39 graduates of the Condon Springs High School Class of ’49, as the twelve surviving members of the class gather for their 65th class reunion. Whether recognized by the graduates or not, each one of them is irrevocably changed by one or two—big or small—events in their lives.

A dental overbite figures heavily in one graduate’s life. A small house fire inspires another to become a missionary. A stranger with two different colored eyes provides comfort to yet another graduate at the end of her life.

Full of humor and poignancy, Reunion will delight readers as the mysteries and ironies of the lives of the graduates unfold before them.


The Lady Dauntless (Secrets of the Zodiac Book 4)

by Elizabeth Cole

The fourth novel in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series of full-length historical romance novels, features darker, sexier storylines, complex characters, and international intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

A fiery lady, a devilish smuggler, and a cargo nations would kill for…

Gemma Harrington leads a wild, unconventional life among con men and smugglers. She can ride and shoot as well as any man, but she wants to escape the world she’s caught in for something better. Then a mysterious gentleman shows up with a daring proposal. If Gemma helps him infiltrate a smuggling ring, he’ll take her anywhere his ship can sail. Captivated, she agrees to his dangerous plan.

With slightly shady ancestors and a far away upbringing, Logan Hartley isn’t the typical hero, and that makes him an excellent spy. Logan had to fight for everything he ever wanted: his own ship, his place in Zodiac, and the approval of his peers. Now he wants Gemma—but he has to stay alive long enough to win her.

As Gemma and Logan follow the trail of a strange criminal, they become targets in a much deadlier game when they uncover a secret that governments would kill for. To expose the truth, they will defy convention and break the rules. And they have to act fast, because their enemies are much closer than they imagine…


Our Lady of Joy

by Valery Keith

What do you do when you're not who you thought you were?

When Lira is returned to the alternate dimension of her birth, she discovers that she is Our Lady of Joy, the only Emotion Conduit to survive to maturity in that world's history. While being so important might seem like a dream come true for some girls, for her, it's closer to a nightmare. Making things even worse is her violent Guardian Rease, who seems like he might be even more troubled than she is. Too bad he's still the cutest boy she's ever met.

As Lira struggles to adapt to a life she never wanted, her father Jonas is coming for her. Only he has a secret of his own, a dark and dangerous past he thought abandoned long ago. But he has no choice, because he knows what she does not: the future will bring a war to their peaceful world, a war in which Our Lady must stand for the light.

Author's note to potential readers: this is a lengthy, character-driven epic fantasy written exclusively for readers who do not wish to look at maps or check character lists, but prefer to read for the emotionally immersive experience of "befriending" characters they love. This series does contain adult themes, but there are no explicit or graphic sex scenes.


The Emergency Hotline

by Alex Bahscot

The Emergency Hotline

Online entrepreneur Steve Cooper has his own emergency. His mother, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, has gone missing while on vacation abroad. Young unemployed but street smart Calvin Brooks has been conscripted to look after his friend's business during his absence.

When anybody who calls up with an emergency, either real or imagined, it is Steve's job to connect that person with the professional most qualified to help. The heartbeat of his business is a Rolodex and cell phone, each with all of the appropriate numbers of these professionals. Money for old rope. Unless you manage to lose both before Steve even leaves the country. Now what do you do? If you're Calvin, you answer the calls and provide your own misguided brand of professional advice. Aided by Bob, the friend who was responsible for the loss of the Rolodex, madness ensues.

Calvin's first two customers are both hell bent on committing suicide by throwing themselves from tall buildings. Using highly irresponsible techniques, he manages to dissuade both from their fate, but at a cost. Janet, the first caller and a stripper by trade, has decided that fate has used Calvin to bring them both together in eventual wedlock. Meanwhile, the second 'would be jumper' Mike, has convinced himself not only that Janet holds the key to his happiness but that Calvin has inappropriate designs on her, himself.

With Bob's help, Calvin has to juggle keeping Steve's business afloat with earning enough money to replace his expensive phone. Throw into the mix a woman in her mid-sixties with multiple personality disorder. Her wealthy son offers Calvin decent money to look after his mother while he takes care of his multi million dollar business deals. It turns out that Sylvia becomes a different person depending on which room she is in, a fact Calvin comes to grips with in hilarious fashion. In three different rooms, Sylvia becomes a sex crazed aristocrat, the daughter of a naval admiral and a German psychiatrist whose second job is located in Helga's house of pain.

In the middle of all this, Calvin's partner in crime has received a call from Mary in Chicago. Mary thought she had called a psychic hotline whose number was one digit removed from Steve's office phone. Bob was less than honest with Mary suggesting she was due to receive a substantial cash windfall from an ailing uncle. Who would have guessed that Mary, accompanied by her demonic one-eyed cat, would track Bob down?

Will Calvin manage to evade wedding bells? Will Mary sue Bob? Will Mike persuade Janet that he is the better man? Will Calvin earn enough money to replace Steve's expensive phone? Can the Rolodex be located before Steve gets back? Does Steve find his mother? Will Calvin's sanity prevail against Sylvia's eccentric excesses?


Next Door Daddy

by Amy Brent

Who said having a s*x addiction was a bad thing? 
S*x addict? Aren't all guys? 
But my situation is what you could call 'unique'. 
I'm seeing my daughter's best friend to work on my 'problem' but all I want to is work on her -  Hard and all night long!

S*xy. Sassy. Gorgeous. Katie is s*x on heels and has become my latest addiction. 
I attend all her sessions. 
And then... I undress her with my eyes. 
If only she could let me use my hands....and mouth...and.....
Then there's the reality that she's half my age and my daughter's best friend. 
I know it is wrong. 
But that only makes me want her more.
I just need to take the first step and help her break those rules. 
Because rules are for good girls. 
And.....she is gonna be bad for her Daddy!

This is a super steamy, standalone single dad next door romance. No cheating and Happily Ever After Guaranteed! Bonus Content included.


The Demon Pool

by Richard B. Dwyer

Would you sell your soul to live forever?

Or to save a friend?


Questions Florida Highway Patrol Investigator Jim Demore never dreamed he must answer.


Until his investigation of a horrific crash on I-75 pushes him beyond the realities of everyday forensic police work and thrusts him into a world he doesn’t believe exists.


The sinister world of beautiful, seductive Kat Connors who works nights as a part-time dancer and days as a lab technician at Advanced Genetic Technologies.


A world where science, magick, seduction and the demonic power behind the legend of the Fountain of Youth conspire to use biotechnology to turn the world into a demonic playground.


An eternal hell on earth.


And Demore, the disbelieving skeptic, must answer.


At the gates of hell.


With his soul.


Yes or no.


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