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Simple enough but not exactly easy for Eve Gray to deny her attraction to the devastatingly handsome - and very married - Sam Davidson. But before she even had a chance to try, midnight struck - and so did an earthquake. When Eve awoke from a bump on the head, she found she'd been thrown three days in the past - and sexy Sam Davidson was kissing her! Either it was too much New Year's celebration...or somehow her dreams had collided with reality. But more importantly, how could she be sure it wouldn't change again at the stroke of midnight?
After graduating from UofM Phyllis Greenberg Houseman taught in Detroit and the Peace Corps, Ecuador. Later, she tried writing, and published 5 fiction novels.
In the Traverse City area, predators are dying in droves and biologists are stumped. USFWS Special agent Moses Molson is on the case but he needs help as special agents typically work alone. For his back-up he draws on: "Fuse," a former army explosives expert, and Charlie Wang, a multi-cultural wizard, and Monique Juillet, a burned- out Motown blues singer. When people begin dying in the same strange way, Moses and his unorthodox team must use a strategic blend of ancient wisdom, modern science and pure guts to stop a sociopath multi-species serial killer.
James A. Swan, Ph.D is the Co-Executive Producer of the "Wild Justice" TV series on the National Geographic Channel. He is the author and/or co-author of 10 award-winning non-fiction books about environmental psychology published world-wide in four languages, including two Book of the Month Club selections.
This is the sequel to Cheryl's second book, "The Ragged Irregulars." A rookie World War II bombardier completes his first mission, which is anything but easy. Several members of the crew are wounded and he is forced to fly the B-17 bomber back to base. The story continues with the fate of the crew, and the near tragedy that happens to another crew made up of their friends and barracks mates. Though a novel, all the events are based on actual experiences of 8th Air Force veterans.
Cheryl Anne Pula is a graduate of the UM School of Library and Information Science. She was a professional librarian in public libraries in Upstate New York for 35 years. Now semi-retired, Cheryl is a staff member of the New York Mills Public Library in New York Mills, NY, and devotes much of her time to writing.
Secret Service Tom Gleason has taken every precauton to keep the First Family safe during a pre-election campaign stop in Detroit. However, simultaneous terrorist attacks on the President and the First Lady are orchestrated by an insider familiar with their different schedules for the day. The guilt racked Gleason's investigation points to a terrorist mastermind hiding in plain sight. What he does not realize is that he himself has become an instrument of the president's destruction. This tense page-turner creens from Detroit to Washington, D.C. and from Canada to the Middle East in a saga of obsessive love and immense personal wealth verses federal governmental power warped by secrecy and guilt.
Dr. John Mullally since retiring from dentistry has grown to ever appreciate his patient friends for their interesting character development ideas in his writing, which is now his main interest along with his grandchildren. His study of philosophy, science and the classics bolster the fast moving contemporary plot that reflects his reading taste of an intense storyline with morally conflicted characters trying to do the right thing even if for the wrong reason. His readers will find it hard to put aside The First Lady Sleeps.
Cottonwood Summer '45, the latest novel in the Cottonwood series, continues the tradition of delivering an entertaining, richly-detailed reminiscence of home-front America during the summer of 1945, as well as details of the closing events of World War II. The last days of the war have a profound effect on America, as witnessed by the citizens of Riverton, Michigan, and Nashville, Tennessee, the settings of this fast-paced story in which Jase and his best friend Danny, the heroes of the Cottonwood novels, are plagued by yet another passel of bad guys. When the story opens, Danny has disappeared, along with a desperate German POW bent on making his way back to the Fatherland. With Danny as his hostage, he too falls victim to the wit and valor of the villain-vanquishing team. On their train trip to Nashville, our heroes are robbed but quickly identify the crook. Next, by capturing a nasty Nazi POW, they are awarded the Key to the City by Nashville's mayor. This action opens the doors to the exciting sights and sounds of Nashville in 1945. You'll weep as Danny causes the accidental death of a dear friend. And you'll marvel at how the duo deals with their first experience with racial disintegration. And you'll laugh aloud at the antics of Danny as his clairvoyance and intelligence bewilder pompous politicians and unfortunate criminals alike.
Gary Slaughter grew up in a small town where he carefully observed life on the World War II home front. Upon graduation from the University of Michigan, he served as an office on naval destroyers. Over the years, he has written extensively and lectured widely on the management of corporate information technology. In 1999, he began writing the Cottonwood series. Gary and his wife Joanne make their hiome in Nashville,Tennessee. Cottonwood Spring was a popular fiction finalist for the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award and a finalist for young-adult fiction for the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Cottonwood Winter: A Christmas Story was an adult fiction finalist for the ForeWord 2008 Book of the Year Award and a finalist for both the general fictrion and young-adult fiction for the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Cottonwood Fall was a popular fiction finalist for the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award.
When Ziggy Czarnecki was big in Detroit, the Motor City was hot, and so was he, the numbers man in the neighborhood with even more juice than the monsignor. In the '50s he gave out tickets to Tigers games by the dozen, and even the mayor came to the famous parties at his place on Harsen's Island. But that was then and Ziggy, having long ago lost the numbers and wrecked a good part of his life in the process, is now sixty-five, and he's gotten used to keeping his head down as he makes his way through the desolate city that's his home. Which is why his reaction surprises him when he hears that Przybylski the undertaker who now lives in California may be the one who figngered him all those years ago and brought down the raids that led to his downfall: Ziggy feels a jolt from somewhere that convinces him he's got to go out there and find out if it's true.
Crossing the country by Greyhound, Ziggy encounters storm, flood and fire. The endless prairie with its lost towns, the dusty Oklahoma settlement where nasty cowboys lurk, the menacingly stark desert - all of this excites his wonder and unlocks his memories. Ziggy's chance companion, Lenny Kurzweil, a would-be stand-up comic, accompanies him all the way to the coast where, with the help of an ex-priest and his girlfriend, Ziggy hunts for clues to the whereabouts of Przybylski.
Will he find the undertaker and, if he does, what can they possibly have to say to each other? Will Ziggy return to Detroit where his wife Maggie waits for him? In his sixth novel, K.C. Frederick takes us on a trip through the heart of America as well as the history of a time, a place, and an unforgettable character.
K.C. Frederick lives in the Boston area with his wife. Born in Detroit, he's taught at Michigan, Cornell, and the University of Massachusettes at Boston. His novel, Inland, won the L.L. Winship PEN New England Prize for Fiction in 2007.
FAST PACED ACTION involving new technologies, spies and counter-spies, unanticipated twists and turns, a panorama of cultures, and fascinating characters. National leaders, in their quests for power, sacrifice massive numbers of their own peoples by unleashing a frightening biological weapon in a Middle East war involving Iran, the United States, and Israel. The application of nanotechnology to food products takes advantage of century-old historical observations about the nature of genetics, inheritance, and evolution to result in a new virus that spreads across the globe to target specific populations, can be triggered at will, and creating widespread death and terror.
Don majored in physics (Harvard), medicine (U. of Pitt.), neurology (U. of Mich.), and computer science (UCSD). He researched in electron microscopy and biology, practiced neurology, traveled internationally in the oil industry, taught academically, served as a US Navy AI expert, and was Chief Scientist for a number of defense corporations.
War-weary Army Sergeant Gus Warden kills an Iraqi civilian on the final mission of his year in Iraq, mistaking the man for a terrorist. Returning home to Texas, guilt-ridden and unable to turn off the war, Warden struggles to rejoin a society where he no longer fits. When his manipulative brigade commander, Colonel Burr, uses the shooting to gain his unit publicity by nominating Warden for the Silver Star, Warden is suddenly trapped between becoming a fraudulent war hero and betraying the wartime buddies who covered for his wartime mistake. As he faces the most difficult choice of his life, Warden must try to separate himself from the horrific memories of his past and, for the first time in his life, put personal feelings before the mission. This powerful and thought-provoking novel is built upon the actual post-war experiences of the US Army veterans who served in the Iraq War. This is the second installment in the One Weekend A Month trilogy, which examines through the searing truth of fiction how the War on Terrorism is changing America and its soldiers.
Craig Trebilcock is an Army Colonel decorated for valor while serving in Iraq. He is author of One Weekend a Month, a satirical novel of the United States Army's first year in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. He writes about national security issues and practices law in York County, Pennsylvania.
An eight man Army Reserve team struggles to find meaning in the Iraq War, as their attempts to save a critically ill Iraqi boy are hampered by careerist superiors, enemy insurgents, and the unyielding Arab culture.
A Pennsylvania circuit court judge and colonel in the US Army Reserves, Craig Trebilcock has written two books about his experiences in the War on Terrorism in Iraq.
The Cold War story about Air Force Captain Jacob Walden shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the unknown story of why he never returned home. Forty years later Journalist Ted Pratt investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden. Ted Pratt follows the trail to find Jacob and encounters Charlie Smith, a secretive and seasoned Operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why Jake never returned home.
Veteran of the Cold War and Green Beret, Warren served 21 years in the United States Army, earned an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint, and is pursuing a Ph.D. He resides in St. Louis Missouri with his wife Debbie of 35 years and is pursuing writing, research, teaching, and his support of fraternal, charitable and other organizations.