Audrey Loveday dreams of becoming a symphonic conductor, but under the guidance of her father, she is closer to having a mental breakdown than leading an orchestra. Gut instinct and a bit of courage pushes her to break away in search of a female conductress to mentor her. Instead, she meets an elderly Southern man, an Elvis Tribute Artist, and a fiery backup singer, all of whom have dreams of their own and are counting on Audrey’s help to reach those dreams. Do they have The Four Ds of Success-desire, determination, discipline, and dedication-needed to compete in Memphis, Tennessee, with the top echelons of Elvis tribute artists? Thrown into the whirlwind of the Elvis world, Audrey learns about more than conducting: she learns about life, loss, and loyalty to the past, present, and what is to come. Dreams can come true but never in the way imagined.
Earth is entering a frightening and challenging era. Through fiction, Gaia’s Majesty-Mission Called-Women in Power explores the future as it might be. We cannot know where the empowerment of women may lead us. But the prospects of our future with their empowerment are intriguing to explore.
And so our fictional adventure begins. Our earth mother, Gaia, foresaw a definitive epoch when the survival of humankind and her beautiful blue planet would be at issue. That day is upon us. Earth is enveloped in environmental and social crises. Unless humankind serves as stewards for Earth and themselves the planet may be despoiled.
Gaia could not sit by and observe the destruction of her Earth and the clever beings she found intriguing. This is the story of the gifted population of mermaid women she reserved in the sea who are dedicated to safeguarding the future of humankind and Earth.
You used to adore me. You took my bounty gratefully and before my loving sight developed your skills as will a child in the sight of mother. You worshipped me and my fruitfulness. I tested you with adversity which made you strong. But in time you selfishly saw Earth’s bounty as your due. You now have a choice between stewardship or devastation.
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Fiza Pathan is a collection of twenty-one original short stories, each centered on some aspect of the social, cultural, psychological and emotional issues facing the LGBTQIA community in the world today. False prejudice has blighted much of society’s sensitivity to what is necessarily a human rights issue. Ignorance has compounded it. What if you, as a parent or a family member, are faced with this “coming out” issue? Are you aware what each term in this acronym LGBTQIA really means? Are you aware of the emotional and psychological damage you do to your loved one when you fail to understand and reject their perspective of love, sex and acceptance?
Understanding the implications of the above, the author after months of research has crafted these stories based on actual conditions existing in different countries of the world. You will meet Rocky in “(A)sexual Story,” the psychiatrist Dr. Timothy in “Fix It,” and Jasmine and Randy in “Human Work of Art.” You will learn about DSD—Dysfunction Sexual Disorder in “Isher,” why Bangkok is called the “Kathoey Paradise,” shudder at the public repression of gays by ISIS in Raqqa and the dichotomy that exists in Iran. You will revel at the miracle you witness in “Topanga,” cry for Sameera in “The Girl’s Bathroom,” and be educated in “The Gay Truth.”
And in all these stories and many more you will learn that every human being suffers like you do and rejoices as you do, and deserves the right to choose how he or she should live their life, however different we perceive them to be.
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Tom Abrahams – Sedition
Bobby Adair – Freedom’s Fire
Jay Allan – Blackhawk
ML Banner – Time Slip
Richard Bard – Enemy of My Enemy
D.V. Berkom – The Body Market
Russell Blake – The Day After Never – Blood Honor
Rhett C. Bruno – The Collector
Rebecca Cantrell – TheWorld Beneath
Diane Capri – Fatal Distraction
C.G. Cooper – Sabotage
Ian Graham – Veil of Civility
Franklin Horton – Locker Nine
Christine Kling – Cross Current
Steve Konkoly – Black Flag – Alpha
Anthony Melchiorri – Eternal Frontier
R.E. McDermott – Deadly Coast
Murray McDonald – Divide and Conquer
Jake Needham – The Ambassador’s Wife
A.R. Shaw – The China Pandemic
Tim Tigner – Pushing Brilliance
Michael Wallace – The Devil’s Deep
Andrew Watts – The War Planners
William H. Weber – Defiance Book One
Simon Wood – The Fall Guy
Jane Bernard lost her 12-year-old twin daughters to a religious hijacking perpetrated by their father, Reverend Logan Churlick. Jane is heartbroken and embittered by the loss, causing her to jeopardize her once-happy marriage with her great love, Bolivar Bernard. When the twins are 18, Bekah reaches out to her mother. Darcy spurns Jane and wants nothing to do with her sister. Churlick thwarts Jane’s attempt to reunite with Darcy and his obsession to possess Jane grows more twisted. Will Churlick be successful in keeping Jane and Bekah from reconnecting with Darcy? Will Jane regain her daughters only to lose Bolivar? Will the strategy Jane sees as her only chance to save the marriage she has all but destroyed work?