On the Beach by Steve Schmale

Steve Schmale's book has great characters and he doesn't disappoint! You really get to know them. The descriptions are amazing and put you right there in this little beach town in California. Just when you want to choke Lenny Decker, the protagonist, he surprises you......
Ending is perfect!!

Book teaser:
Twenty-something Lenny Decker is a man of few plans, and he seems to like it that way. Bumming around a sleepy California beach town, Lenny appears to live a life of Zen-like slacker simplicity. His days and nights are a seemingly endless loop of visits to the local bar and pick-up basketball games, punctuated by long stretches in his apartment with only a twelve pack, a bong, and a TV of questionable quality for company.

But Lenny has a thing or two to deal with: a near brush with success in his past has left him running for the comfort of a life where the stakes aren't just low, they're non-existent. Then there's the woman who sees past Lenny's stoned exterior and is challenging him in ways he hasn't been tested in years.

The Son of Nepal (The Sons of Thunder Book 1)

Aliqxis fears for her people. Teki, the Origin of Evil, would love to convince the Great Spirit Soburin of the sins of Aliqxis’ people and to be allowed to punish them with pain, misery and destruction. Hearing Aliqxis’ pleas, the Soburin creates a judge with supernatural powers judge the evil spirit in human beings to punish evil individuals before Teki can bring a petition before him for their destruction. The chosen judge must be someone of extraordinary compassion, a clear sense of right and wrong and a single minded desire to see right prevail. He must realize that justice and compassion are neither mutually exclusive nor mutually compatible concepts; and that both must be administered with care.
Thus begins the story of Johannan, the childhood friend and playmate of blind Ayushi. Both children have been chosen to be a part of the eventual salvation of their people. Motivated by love for Ayushi and compassion for her blindness, Johannan begins a journey across Nepal, Tibet and China; a journey of thousands of miles, hardships and dangers, to find a great spirit rumored to be living in the Gobi Desert. The story focuses on Johannan’s single-minded commitment to heal Ayushi that gives him the strength to overcome incredible odds, and to overcome guilt at leaving his mother and his friends for a pursuit that maybe fruitless. Is Johannan’s sacrifice rewarded? You’ll have to read it to see, but you won’t be disappointed.

“The Son of Nepal” is a fable of good-v-evil, justice, compassion, faith and of divine intervention and judgment. It is exceptionally well written with human characters, none of which are all good, or all evil. The prose is excellent, almost poetic, with practically no editing or proofreading errors. It foretells a series of books, “Sons of Thunder” establishing the identity of the White Haired Wanderer of Asia; a character that should appeal to fantasy readers and those of spiritual bent alike. Exactly who is he and where did he come from? You’ll need to read it to know.


Nobody Bats a Thousand

"Nobody Bats a Thousand" draws you in just with the title and cover......it has great characters ! Wonderful to find a book with truly interesting short stories!

Revised for Kindle, Nobody Bats a Thousand is a book of stories based on reality. The opening story, “A Bar Story”, showing a typical Friday night seen through the eyes of a middle-aged bartender, deals with conflicts that arise from changing times and generations. In “Home on the Range” a college student becomes reacquainted with his uncle, a famous touring musician, who teaches his nephew to look at life from a novel perspective. “Victims of Circumstance” centers on a young slacker and the 24 hours surrounding his 21st birthday in which he stumbles upon epiphanies about life, sex and his Vietnam veteran father. This book of literary fiction contains eight finely crafted stories about ordinary people involved in unique situations, presented in a style reminiscent of Raymond Carver, Richard Ford and David Sedaris.

The Gift-Knight’s Quest

Welcome to Kensrik,  a world vividly imagined by Dylan Madeley, in which his debut fantasy novel The Gift-Knights Quest is set. His  book  follows the  youngest descendants of two families that  have traditionally  been  enemies: the Kenderleys, who now rule the worlds largest empire, and the Wancyeks,  who have been reduced to common status.

Chandra never asked to rule Kensrik, but fate took a strange course. Known as a usurper and sorceress by most and traumatised by all that  has transpired,  she is forced  to make use of the  few loyal allies she has in order  to hold together her restless empire. In an attempt to identify and defeat the conspirators who inadvertently landed her in power, Chandra  risks putting  the lives of many in mortal danger, as well as her own.

Derek is an aimless wanderer   the  youngest  in a lineage that  has long fallen from  nobility.  He  findhimself summoned  by tradition to serve a family historically considerehis bitter  enemy. As he journeys down the same path a fateful ancestor once travelled, he struggles with personal demons and begins to reconsider his loyalty to the mission.

Duke Lenn found  one  true  cause in love and it  cost  him  everything.  His  legacy shaped  the  present in which Chandra  and Derek find themselves. Now their choice will shape the future of Kensrik...

After using Kickstarter to raise the funds to publish his novel, Dylan shares his inspiration  for the book. “I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but even through my undergraduate years I put off writing a novel. I feel its now time to take the leap!” explains Dylan.

Reading this is like having my own portable  time travel machine...
I absolutely love every moment  I spend submerged in this world.” Pelicanfreak book review blog

DYLAN MADELEY lives and works from his home in Toronto, Canada, where he is the copy editor of alternative fashion and music magazine Auxiliary Magazine.

ISBN:  9781784621414      Price: £11.99 
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Plan to Succeed Financially with a Powerful Budget

I am now sharing to you this amazing book -- "Plan to Succeed Financially with a Powerful Budget  by  Hinton E. Clark.

If one of your goals is to become a disciplined and consistent debt-free saver and investor rather than a frivolous spender, this ebook is for you. Plan to Succeed Financially with a Powerful Budget is a budgeting guide to help consumers and entrepreneurs manage their money better by using their checking accounts as their major budgeting tools. This is a simple but powerful budget. The author highlights the path to living with a results-oriented budget, setting goals to become debt-free, and spending, saving, and investing systematically. He gives other energizing tips to become consistent and disciplined with a budget. He shares his expertise as a seasoned budgeter and highlights sample budgets. He captures your attention while sharing his thoughts in a conversational and informal manner.
The fantastic budgeting tips and budget examples in this eBook have been used with success by families, singles, and entrepreneurs. Whether you desire to become debt-free or save and invest more, this is a must-read for you.  This eBook is available on AMAZON => CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

To Kill a Mockingbird

What makes a book a classic?  Well, of course it must me well written and edited, it’s got to reach a wide audience, and it has to stand the test of time.  All those things are true, but what’s even truer of classic literature is that a book has to reach a lot of different people and impact them each as individuals to be considered a classic.  The books that people know automatically—books like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird—are books that make us think, make us wonder, bring us together to consider something that’s important to us all.
There are rarely follow ups to classic books.  It just doesn’t happen.  When a book like To Kill a Mockingbird makes the kind of splash it did in the literary world, it stands alone, a tribute in time.  That’s why what’s about to happen on July 14 is kind of phenomenal.  You see, it seems that Harper Lee’s only book is not her only book at all.  Lee actually wrote another book before she wrote and published Mockingbird and that book was titled  Go Set a Watchman.   When Harper took Watchman  to her published, she was advised to rewrite the story from the point of view of a child going through day-to-day life during the time period that her first book detailed from an adult’s view looking back on the events.  Thus, the book many of us have known since childhood, To Kill a Mockingbird, was crafted.  So, what happened to Go Set a Watchman?  In the possession of Lee’s attorney, many assumed the work was lost, but recently Harper Lee has given her blessing for the book to be published in its entirety and without revision.  The “new” work will be released on July 14, 2015, and it has caused quite a stir in the literary world.
Folks who love literature are simple on the edges of their seats, waiting to learn the fallout from the fictional trial of the decade that was the focus of To Kill a Mockingbird.   They are asking questions like, “What happened to Atticus and Scout Finch?” and “Did things really change in Maycomb County, Alabama?”
The truth is we’re waiting with baited breath, too, because we want to know, and because, of course, it’s quite possible that this might be another classic in the making.  We know the sort of impact Lee’s words have had on literary history and civics, and we’re waiting and wondering what kind of power Watchman  will have.
If you’d like to order a certified copy of the book before it hits shelves on July 14, you are welcome to visit Harper Lee’s hometown bookstore, Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe, located in Monroeville AL—yes, it was absolutely the little town Maycomb County, AL of Mockingbird fame was modeled upon-- and make sure a first edition copy is reserved in your name.  
You’re welcome for the good news.  Happy reading and Enjoy Go Set a Watchman!

Deadly Vows

In life or death, sometimes the actions toward another person are not forgotten. The invasions of another persons mind set can cause the viewer to take a step back, sit up and imagine that the enemy does not see what is coming. They are in the inner part of the enemy head to feel the pain and not mix it up. In a new line up of horror stories, Mr. Marsh takes us to the existence that there is more to life and death that we already know. Marsh focuses hard on showing us the different views of how pain and a doormat person can live inside us all and not realizing it until it is to late. Marsh mind set is so strong on the death of him, that he sheds a dark light just to allow us to read a little concerning the demons inside us all. The style he shows is very conversational and straight forward in his own dark ways. A book inside a book, "The Deadly Vows" is the mindset of Mr. Marsh. "The Deadly Vows" is powerful and offers us to see the evil we care not to see. The question after reading this book is, "Is it safe to go out again, knowing that there are people that are out there with his mindset. The "The Deadly Vows" is a dark and painful raw emotions book to read and it bares a spectrum of themes to comprehend.