Fiction - YA

Badfreaky - The meanest witch (The life of Badfreaky the witch Book 1)

Once upon a time, in a forest called Bright, Marily, a four-year-old girl, lived happily with her parents; a good witch called Goodypie and her husband, Mr. Goodweather.

All the creatures of the forest loved Goodypie because she could always ruin the evil potions of Meanloudmouth, a very bad witch.

One day, while Goodypie was boiling some plants and flowers in her big cooking pot, Marily noticed a little house appear in the pot. Suddenly, Marily fell into the pot and by the time she was rescued by her mother, Marily had changed into a mean-spirited and wicked person. Marily ran into the forest and away from home.

As her parents were trying desperately to find her, they discovered that their daughter had turned into the notorious Badfreaky, the meanest witch of them all, who could silence any enemy by turning them into stone.


Mystery & Suspense

Sleepwalker: The Whodunit Series

Nicole Ric sleepwalks and wakes in places other than her home. As if her condition didn’t already cause enough problems, her broken relationship with her recovering drug-addicted mother is further challenged when her mother starts dating Mr. Geld, the principal of Stanridge High, where Nicole is an outcast. The most popular girl and head cheerleader, Claire Edison, ensures Nicole continues to feel like a loser by embarrassing her during gym class, at her job at the local diner, and every opportunity she has. But when Claire turns up murdered outside of a popular local club, the school is left reeling. To complicate matters, Nicole wakes not far from where Claire is murdered. As more murders follow, Nicole has a startling realization: the victims are all connected to her. When she continues to wake in odd places and find items from the victims mysteriously appearing in her bedroom, Nicole’s concerns grow. Is she responsible for these murders while she’s sleepwalking?


Nonfiction

The Queen's Faith

The Queen’s Faith is an anthology showing how Queen Elizabeth II describes her faith, including excerpts from Her Majesty’s annual Christmas broadcasts and from her historic Easter broadcast in 2020. The Queen describes the significance of Christmas and of the Christian faith in her own words while respecting people of all faiths or of none. The Gift Edition is printed in colour.

70 excerpts arranged in the ten themes of Jesus Christ, service & support, peace & goodwill, faith & hope, light & life, truth & courage, love and kindness, compassion & care, forgiveness & reconciliation, respect & tolerance.


Mystery & Suspense

Lullaby for Leo: A Novel of Discovery and Forgiveness

After Lisa's mom is murdered during an intentional car wreck, the investigative journalist learns she has a Vietnam vet father she never knew existed. Her goal is to find him. Add in the rekindling of a romance with her first and only love, and the formula is almost set. They must be extra careful, though, and avoid the deranged killer who's looking for misbegotten payback.  


Kids

"The Real Ghost"

How can you see a dead person alive after they’re dead? That’s just what you’ll find out in “The Real Ghost”. Thrills. Suspense. Mystery. Quirky and fun! Dead people will never look the same to you again!


Biography & Memoir

Suit to Saddle

"Your job has been eliminated." In other words, you're unemployed, out of work, and desperate to find a new purpose. When US Army veteran Larry Walsh heard those words, his world was turned upside down. With a desire to move beyond unemployment, create an exciting new future for himself, and push past his limits, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream to bike across the country.

He purchases a Surly Disc Trucker touring bike and begins his 3,120-mile ride of the Southern Tier from California to Florida. Cycling over treacherous mountains, through open plains, unforgiving deserts, and over 200 unique small towns, Walsh not only discovers a new world and new people, but he uncovers a side of himself that he thought was long forgotten-one filled with true grit and determination.

In Suit to Saddle, Walsh chronicles his story of triumph over adversity. Each person he meets along the road plays an integral part of his quest for inner peace and growth. Through the eyes of a one-armed cyclist, a retired police officer, a gun-toting waitress, and a thousand miles of open road, Walsh learns that the true meaning of a life well-lived is the journey.

Join Walsh on his trip across America and see what it feels like to experience life one mile at a time.

Mystery & Suspense

Dead Before Morning: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 1)

FIVE STARS ON READERS' FAVOURITE/FINALIST IN THE IndieBRAG AWARDS 2019



18-NOVEL MYSTERY SERIES



A murder investigation…and Joe Rafferty’s already got trouble in spades.



His first case in charge looks like being his last. Because he suspects that the case of the 'Faceless Lady' is a poisoned chalice. Gifted by his new boss, who is only waiting for Rafferty to fail, to put the boot in. He's even arranged his even newer partner—a pedant who rubs him up the wrong way from the start.



Rafferty’s boss looks hand-rubbing ready in anticipation of his failure. If he’s got some detective favourite ready to slot into his space, the case of the ‘Faceless Lady’ looks likely to be the one to do it. 



All he can do is grit his teeth and hope for a lucky break.

But when he gets it, it’s from such an unlikely source that he suspects the fates are having a laugh at his expense. But it’s the only clue he’s got, so he has to follow it up.



Will he end up with egg on his face? Or solve the murder against all the odds?

Rafferty wishes he knew. The only thing he’s sure of is that his boss won't hesitate to get rid of him if he drops the ball. Determined to deprive him of that satisfaction, he goes with his gut-instinct, but keeps his fingers crossed all the way.



'Did not see the end coming.' Amazon Reviewer

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'Evans' humor seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR



 


Fiction & Literature

Currents Deep and Deadly

This is a newly edited improved edition of Currents Deep and Deadly. In three intertwining chronicles blended into one fast-paced journey, a beautiful, free-thinking but troubled pharmaceutical representative spins a tale of murder and madness aboard a cruise ship, reveals her own devastating but enlightening personal crisis, and offers tidbits of history and geography from her travel log of exotic South American seaports, Through a series of unlikely coincidences, she meets the man she believes could complete her life, battles a psychotic shipboard killer, and runs headlong into her painstakingly hidden past, Soon, with the terrifying realization that she cannot trust this new romance or members of the crew, she must accept that there is no safe refuge in international waters. Forced to confront unexpected danger, she is terrified and confused as deeply buried secrets rise to the surface. With a climax of life-threatening violence, the wondrous and terrifying events of this month-long adventure send Darcy careening towards eventual salvation and redemption, or utter destruction.

Kids

Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain

A lovely tabby cat named Mary uses her intelligence and instincther big cat brainto sort out what her human parents want her to do, and how to avoid being naughty. The story sets up an emotional transition moving from Marys anxiety about her own naughty behavior, to the realization that she is greatly loved despite her occasional transgressions. This book was inspired by the authors cat, Xena, who greatly enriched the lives of her parents for fourteen of her eighteen years. She was much loved even though she too was occasionally naughty. From infancy, children will love hearing about Mary and her message of unconditional love, and later, will want to read the story themselves for enjoyment and as a learning tool. There is no better predictor of success in life than literacy and the desire to learn through reading.

Fiction & Literature

Gunfighters, Thieves and Lawmen

400+ pagesSully Wheeler doesnt care why his cattle are disappearing. He doesnt care why but it has to stop. Perhaps its the cost of hiding from his past, but who would steal from a one-time gunfighter?The NW Mounted Policeman that Sully contacted appeared more intent on stopping vigilante action than in stopping theft. If that proves to be the case, Sully will recover his own property, even if it takes gunfire to do it.Who is this Mountie, anyway? Is he a cop or something else entirely? Is he working to support the crown, leave the crown or actually do something for the settlers?And while were talking about that Mountie, isnt he spending too much time with that newspaper lady?

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