James Hartley: The Invisible Hand : Shakespeare’s Moon Part One

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The Invisible Hand

Within this novel we meet Sam and Leana who meet in an unusual way. Sam lives his life in one realm in a boarding skill filled with rules, taskmasters and students required to do strenuous activities in academics and sports on a daily basis. But, each time he hazards to fall asleep he winds up in an entirely different time period and realm. With the power to travel to Medieval Scotland the author introduces him not only to the era, the people and the customs but to one of the greatest playwrights ever Shakespeare and my favorite play Macbeth. Leana is his link in the past and yet somehow she is able to transport to the present to his school. The boarding skill is in Britain and Sam has been placed there because his parents not all uncommon are too busy with their lives and working to…

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Road to Transition

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Road to Transition: Bree Record

Everyone has their own personal identity, which he/she develops about themselves over the course of their lives. Some aspects of identity can be controlled or changed where others cannot. Where you grow up, the color of your skin or the choices you make in life often out of our control. How you spend you time and what you believe may vary from time to time. Your personal identity can be seen by what you wear, how you carry yourself and how you deal with others. Bree Record poses a question with her true story one that many others might have asked themselves and others too afraid: Who am I? Where do I see myself in the future? These questions have been asked by many who have buried themselves in the search for knowledge and the nature of being who you are or human. “ What…

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The Murder of Willie Lincoln

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The time period is the Civil War and the United States is divided in half as the North and South are at odds. Lives are lost and President Abraham Lincoln, is doing all he can to keep the United States together. But, what happens when tragedy strikes? Willie Lincoln is a fragile young boy of 11 and finds himself falling into the canal. How did the love of the President’s life, his son die? Was it Typhoid Fever or was it murder? John Hay is his most trusted aide and when he receives a message that states that it is anything but a death due to typhoid fever. How does he impart this to Lincoln? Hay is the closest thing to another son to Lincoln and he adores the President and so the death of this child hits him really hard and seeking the truth Hay will go to any…

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Silence Fallen: Patricia Briggs

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Within the world of Werewolves, Fae, Vampires and even those that can shapeshift into other forms there lies those that learn in the darkness, hide in plain sight and want nothing more than to take control and overpower who they think is a helpless victim. The Lord of the Night, aka/ Iacopo or Jacob finds himself in what the thinks if a position of advantage and strength when he decides to kidnap the wife of the Alpha Male and head of his own pack of werewolves. Loyalties come into play when Mercy is kidnapped and finds herself at the hands of the Lord of Night in Italy. But, how will she remain alive and will this vampire covet her valuable blood and will she escape and remain alive? Just like in politics, or hostage situations, or kidnappings the one in charge often makes demands of those that are vulnerable and…

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by Carey Baldwin

Tour February 14 – March 3, 2017

Sometimes things and people are not what they appear to be on the surface. Superiority, unrelenting in attitude and determined to create a persona that others will believe, someone is taunting, manipulating and engineering a plan so devious, so diabolical that a young girl’s mental health and spirit have been compromised. At the age of 8 Laura Chaucer was kidnapped. Her nanny was along with her at the time and for some reason wound up dead. They both disappeared at the same time from her family’s home in Denver, but Laura was found alive why did someone kill Angelina? No one bothered to really investigate her death but thought that either Laura killed her or someone else but the case is still unsolved. Laura has been taking drugs for anxiety, depression and others to control her hallucinations or fabrications…

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The Unsettling Case for Samuel Craddock

Prejudice, hate, discrimination and guilt by they color of your skin is at the heart of this mystery filled with heartbreaking scenes and law enforcement agencies that will not go that extra mile to learn the truth behind five senseless murders and a fire that took the lives of children. Called to the scene of a fire police chief Samuel Craddock who is just starting to learn the ropes of the job is now under fire to solve not only who started the fire but why were several black children killed. The fire was not the cause of their deaths but something else was. As he begins to assess the scene Sam faces many roadblocks from the Texas Highway Patrol in charge of the case and the Bobtail police force. Smart, yet unsure of his abilities and not sure what he can and cannot…

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Made by Raffi: Craig Pomranz and Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

Not every child is sports oriented. Not every child wants to tumble, throw things or even scream and yell during recess. Sometimes their interests gear in other directions like art, science, crafts or even music. Does that make this child odd or different? Raffi considers himself not exactly fitting in with his classmates. He’s the smallest child in the class or smallest boy. He loves to wear bright colors. They are cheerful. Thinking to himself he says” Maybe everyone is different.” You are right about that we are all different and have different interests, wear different clothing and even like different foods. Does that mean we are all odd? It’s what makes the world and people so unique and different: our differences are the best things about making each one of us unique and special.

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